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Friday July 18, 2014


Pittsburgh Area Pax Christi invites the public to a viewing of the documentary titled “Jerzy Popieluszko, Messenger of Truth,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Sisters of Mercy motherhouse on the campus of Carlow University in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Blessed Father Jerzy was a young Polish priest martyred in 1984. A discussion on his connections with Pittsburgh will be discussed following the film showing. For more information, call 412-445-7102.


Jon Stemkoski’s Celebrant Singers, a Christian music ministry, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Cecilia Parish in Rochester. The group features 10 singers and a 12-piece orchestra. The concert is free, with good-will donations accepted.


A Pittsburgh group is looking to join in the new Mass Mob movement that is growing across the country. Mass Mob works to highlight historical churches and to show we are part of the body of Christ. The first gathering of the Mass Mob will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Mass-Mob.


“The Mystery of the Transfiguration” will be the theme of a morning of prayer and reflection to be held at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m.-noon. The program includes a presentation, a teaching DVD, centering prayer and reflection. The program is free, but registration is required. To register, call 412-508-5383 by July 28.


Auditions are being scheduled for the 2014-15 Diocesan Choir. Currently, there are openings in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. Potential members must be capable of sight-reading and be at least 18 years old. The choir sings for major diocesan events at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Rehearsals are held at St. John Capistran Parish in Upper St. Clair. To schedule an audition, call Doris Anne at 412-456-3042 by Aug. 19.


“Run for McGuire, A Special Ride for Special People” will be the title of a motorcycle ride Sunday, Aug. 10, with proceeds benefiting McGuire Memorial in New Brighton. The ride will be held in honor of Butch “Pappy” Spooner, a motorcycle enthusiast who organized the annual fund-raiser. The ride will begin on Seventh Avenue in Beaver Falls (in front of radio stations WBVP and WMBA). Registration is at 9 a.m., with kickstands going up at 11 a.m. The ride will include a visit to McGuire Memorial and will conclude with a picnic celebration at Brush Creek Park. The cost is $15 per driver and $5 per passenger. The cost for visitors wanting to attend the picnic celebration is $12 for adults and $8.50 for children ages 12 and under. For more information and to register, visit www.wbvp-wmba.com, or call Mark Peters at 724-846-4100.

Friday July 18, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. To register and for more information, call 412-381-7676.

• Day for married couples, “Take Another Look,” Saturday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Conducted by Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler.

Friday July 18, 2014


“Timeless Treasures” flea market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., LeGras Parish Center of St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 320 McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair. Sale includes jewelry, children’s clothing, holiday decorations, a boutique and more. Sponsored by the DeMarillac Guild. Also, Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Outdoor summer concert, featuring East Winds Saxes, 7 p.m., lawn on the campus of St. John Fisher Parish, 33 Lewin Lane, Churchill. Guests are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be sold. Free-will offering will be taken to help defray costs.


Elegant junk sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., school cafeteria and parish garage of St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Sale includes household items, furniture and more. Early bird admittance at 7:30 a.m. is $5. For more information, call 412-741-6650 or visit www.saintjames-church.com.


Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Resurrection Cemetery, 100 Resurrection Road, Moon Township. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association.

Organ concert, 4 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Part of a summer concert series, this concert features organists Ken Danchik and Don Fellows. The concert is free, with a free-will offering accepted.

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