PARISH FESTIVAL GUIDE
Below is a listing of parish festivals occurring throughout the diocese from May through October.
By Month: MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER
St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon
Bingo night, Wednesday, May 13, 7-10 p.m., Clairvaux Hall, 311 Washington Road. Admission is $18 for 20 games. "May Mart", Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, 6-10 p.m., back parking lot. Ethnic food fair includes Irish, Vietnamese, Polish, Italian foods and more. Highlights include parish’s "famous" apple pies, children’s games, moonwalk, roller racers and more. Live entertainment nightly: Friday, 6:30-7 p.m. Shovlin Irish Dancers, 8-10 p.m. live bands featuring The Dangerfields and Confluence; Saturday, 6 p.m. school band, 7 p.m. middle school band, Lip Sync; 9 p.m. live band In Shambles.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pleasant Hills
Monday-Saturday, May 18-23, 6-10:30 p.m., church parking lot, 1 Grove Place. Highlights include "famous" St. Elizabeth homemade doughnuts, bingo, rides, games, flea market, bake sale, big money raffle and more. Food booths open at 6 p.m. with nightly specials: Monday, turkey croissant; Tuesday, kielbasa and sauerkraut; Wednesday, cabbage and noodles; Thursday, stuffed cabbage dinner (served in cafeteria from 4:30-7 p.m.); Friday, western melt; Saturday, chili or chili dog. Car cruise held on Tuesday-Saturday.
Our Lady of the Miraculous, Medal, Meadow Lands
African Joy Mass of the Holy Spirit and festival, Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m. Mass followed by festivities, 300 Pike St. Highlights include arts and crafts from Africa, authentic African food and music, and much more.
St. Ursula, Allison Park
Memorial Day-Saturday, May 25-30, 6:30-10 p.m. nightly, parish campus, 3937 Kirk Ave. Highlights include rides, moonwalk, bingo, Chinese auction, large flea market, baked goods booth, progressive 50-50 raffle, with games and prizes for all ages. Also, $10,000 grand raffle for $2 a ticket. A "Taste of Nations" food booth featuring different ethnic foods each night. Others food items include sandwiches, haluski, funnel cakes, lemonade, snow cones, ice cream, pretzels, nachos, pizza and more. Homemade doughnuts available Monday, Friday and Saturday. Dinners, served 4:30-7 p.m., with parish hand bell choir providing entertainment. Dinner menu: Wednesday, spaghetti and meatball, $8 for adults, $5 for children; Saturday, stuffed chicken breast, $10 for adults, $5 for children. Entertainment, 7 p.m.: Monday, St. Ursula hand bell Choir; Wednesday, The Brass Staff; Thursday, Vertical 48; Friday, The Dixieband.
Holy Trinity, West Mifflin
Car shows, Tuesdays, May 26, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18 and extravaganza Sept. 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m. (weather permitting), church parking lot, 529 Grant Ave. Extension. Sponsored by Duquesne/West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210. The public is invited to bring cars, trucks and bikes. No entry fee. Highlights include giveaways, raffles, games, food and drink. Disc jockey Glenn Raymer of WKFB’s Rock-in Golden Oldies Show will play music. Proceeds benefit charitable works of Knights of Columbus. For more information, call 412-896-3290.
Holy Spirit, Millvale
Raffle, Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, Aug. 16. Cost is $1 or six for $5. Cash prizes are $5,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Tickets are available at parish office and local businesses. For more information, call parish office at 412-821-4424.
St. Margaret, Green Tree
Wednesday-Saturday, June 3-6, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 310 Mansfield Ave. Rides include Tubs of Fun, helicopter, merry-go-round and Ferris wheel. Also, games, Chinese auction, nightly raffle and bake sale. Food menu includes hand-cut french fries with toppings (cheese, bacon and cheese, seasoned salt or vinegar), meatball sub, hot sausage, chicken fingers, corn dogs, hot dogs, hamburger, cheeseburger, pizza (plain and pepperoni), barbecue chicken leg and thigh, grilled chicken sandwich, pepperoni roll, baked beans, funnel cakes, ice cream, bake sale and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Raffle prizes include $1,500 on Thursday, $3,500 on Friday and $5,000 on Saturday.
St. Rosalia, Greenfield
Thursday-Saturday, June 4-6, 6-10 p.m. (5-11 p.m. on Saturday), 411 Greenfield Ave. Highlights include beer garden, bake sale, bingo, train ride, basket raffle, face painting and live entertainment. Guests include Elsa and Anna from "Frozen"?, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Minions. Food menu includes barbecue pit (with ribs, chicken and hamburgers), authentic Mexican food booth, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, Rita’s Italian Ice, meatball sandwiches, kielbasa, haluski, hand-cut french fries, pizza and much more. Raffle drawing every 30 minutes, cost is $5 for two numbers offering 60 chances to win per ticket. (E-mail email@example.com for tickets or call 412-521-3005). Entertainment: Thursday, 7 p.m. Matt Tichon (pop rock); Friday, 7:30 p.m. The Optimists (roots pop band); 6:30 and 7:45 p.m., The Bel Airs (doo-wop party group).
St. Anne, Castle Shannon
Monday-Saturday, June 8-13, 7-11 p.m., school grounds, 4040 Willow Ave. Highlights include rides, games, bingo, flea market, Chinese auction, fresh homemade doughnuts, funnel cakes, nightly 50/50 raffles, giant $9,500 raffle and more. Dinners served Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.
St. Maurice, Forest Hills
Wednesday-Saturday, June 10-13, beginning with dinners from 4:30-6:30 p.m., fast food starts at 6:30 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m. Includes games, bingo, bake sale, moonwalk, train, whip, face painting, raffles and more. Dinners: Wednesday, Italian night featuring lasagna, salad and garlic bread; Thursday, Slovak night featuring stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, haluski, kielbasa and more; Friday, traditional fish featuring baked or hand-dipped fish; Saturday, (following 5 p.m. Mass) is potluck. Fast food served all night, includes hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, Philly cheese steak, hot sausage, soft pretzels, funnel cakes, fried dough, curly fries and ice cream. Entertainment, starting at 7 p.m.: Wednesday, Pittsburgh Jazz Collaboration will take the stage at 8 p.m.; Thursday, Dallas Marks at 7 p.m.; Friday, Amie’s Dance Academy followed by Soul Searchers; Saturday, The Deep Roots at 7 p.m. with Northern Vibe at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.stmauriceparish.org.
St. Albert the Great, Baldwin
Monday-Saturday, June 15-20, 7-11 p.m., 3198 Schieck St. Highlights include food, entertainment, games, tag sale flea market, bingo, "Judy’s closet" and more. Featuring LAM Enterprises rides for all ages. Discounted ride tickets available May 30-June 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the parish office, or after 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Dinners, 4-6:30 p.m., with "famous" fish dinner on Friday. Variety of festival food, with homemade doughnuts made to order and bake sale. Entertainment includes disc jockey Steve Maffei, clowns, petting zoo, pony rides, fire department and more. Raffles include $5,000 grand raffle, 55-inch LG television, Samsung tablet, lottery tree and wheelbarrow of cheer.
Most Holy Name, Troy Hill
Wednesday-Saturday, June 17-20, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 1700 Harpster St. Highlights include rides, games for all ages, Chinese auction, bake sale and more. Featuring lots of outdoor food booths, including ethnic foods. Entertainment: Wednesday, dance showcase, disc jockey playing all requests; Friday (heroes’ night), with flag-lowering ceremony led by Pittsburgh police pipes and drums, This, Plus That & the Other Thing band; Saturday (school alumni night), Smoking Section band. For more information with complete menu and events visit Facebook page, www.facebook.com/mhnsummerfestival.
St. Philip, Crafton
Wednesday-Friday, June 17-19, 50 W. Crafton Ave. Highlights include unique flea market with lots of antique furniture, trackless train, bake sale, featuring all homemade goods and more. Nightly dinners: Wednesday, Hanlon Restaurant’s stuffed chicken dinner; Thursday, homemade German dinner; Friday, Olive Garden’s spaghetti and lasagna dinners. Entertainment provided nightly.
St. Thomas More, Bethel Park
Wednesday-Saturday, June 17-20, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 126 Fort Couch Road. Highlights include super flea market, $12,000 cash raffle, rides, games, slot-car racing, bingo, kids’ zone and more. Dinners, 5-7 p.m., Family Life Center: Wednesday, Irish; Thursday, German; Friday, Italian; Saturday, Polish. Outside festival foods include funnel cakes, french fries, barbecue pork, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, Corned Beef and Curry; Thursday, talent show, Black Horse (country); Friday, Mansfield 5; Saturday, Ray Jay and the Carousels, Henny & the Versa J’s. Mass with polka music on Saturday at 5 p.m. Also, flea market pre-sale on Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Early bird admission (9 a.m.-noon) is $5.
St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela
Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20, 5-11 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. on Thursday), parish park located at First and Main streets (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy). Highlights include bingo, bake sale, basket raffle, games for all ages and more. Various ethnic and American foods featured, including wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, barbecue, fresh cut french fries, Rita’s Italian Ice, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment: Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Steve Tori; Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Tony Janflone Jr.; Saturday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dr. Zoot. Mass celebrated in park on Saturday at 4 p.m. Free admission and parking.
St. Patrick Parish and School, Canonsburg
Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20, 5-10 p.m. (4-10 p.m. on Saturday), 200 Murdock St. Highlights include children’s game tent, bungee jump, grand raffle, bingo, games, funnel cakes and more. Ethnic food nights: Thursday, Italian with full menu; Friday, Irish, German and fish; Saturday, Polish and Slovakian night. Entertainment: Thursday, Sugar Cane band and others; Friday, Irish dancers, Black Horse band; Saturday, Junior Tamburitzans and Button Box Group. Also featuring train for kids on Thursday, walking magician on Friday and much more.
Good Shepherd, Braddock/Braddock Hills
Wednesday-Saturday, June 24-27, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), Sacred Heart Church grounds, 1600 Brinton Road in Braddock Hills. Highlights include skill games, kids’ games, bingo, bake sale, basket raffle and more. Variety of food items including cheese steak hoagies, hot sausage, stuffed cabbage, pizza, french fries, funnel cakes, snow cones and more. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.
Corpus Christi, McKeesport
Thursday, June 25, 6-10 p.m., Friday, June 26, 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, June 27, 5-11 p.m., Eighth and Market streets. Highlights include bingo, raffles, gift basket auction, games for all ages, train rides, inflatables and more. Variety of ethnic food items available. Entertainment nightly: Friday, Majestics 2; Saturday, Dallas Marks.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw
Thursday-Saturday, June 25-27, 7-10 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Saturday with fireworks), 2510 Middle Road, Highlights include bingo, bake sale, games, kiddie rides, dinner, fast foods, auction baskets, crafts and more. Dinners served from 4-7 p.m. and features: Thursday, pasta; Friday, chicken; Saturday, roast beef. Disc jockey will play music nightly.
St. Pamphilus, Beechview
Thursday-Saturday, June 25-27, 7-10:30 p.m., 1000 Tropical Ave. Highlights include Chinese auction, bingo, face painting by Dana, bake sale, games, flea market, pet adoption agencies, children game area, health screenings and more. Special guests include Beechview branch of the Carnegie Library, Animal Friends, Going Home Greyhounds and Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department. Thursday features Italian dinner, 5-7 p.m., social hall, $10 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under and free for kids 4 and under. Also featuring Italian desserts.
St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall
Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28, starting at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), 1 Saint Therese Court. Highlights include bingo, games, food booths, raffles, kiddie area, bake sale and more. Dinners served nightly. Entertainment, 7 p.m.: Thursday, Jim & John; Friday, The Holidays; Saturday, Tammy Petty and Treasure; Sunday, No Bad JuJu.
St. Thomas A’ Becket, Jefferson Hills
Thursday-Saturday, June 25-27, 6-11 p.m., 139 Gill Hall Road, Highlights include fresh-made doughnuts, bake sale, super auction, bingo, flea market, games, rides and more. Featuring "the best super auction in the South Hills." Dinners: Thursday, rib dinner, chicken tenders and french fries; Friday, fish fry, homemade pierogies; Saturday, stuffed cabbage. Nightly food items include hot sausage, kielbasa, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, haluski and more. Also featuring a strawberry shortcake booth. Entertainment: Thursday, 7 p.m. sky jump lottery; Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Gashouse Annie, Abilene Band; Saturday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., the New Holidays.
St. Sebastian, Ross Township
Monday-Friday, July 6-11, 6:30-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. on Saturday), 311 Siebert Road. Highlights include rides for all ages, super bingo, mega flea market with 12 themed rooms, 20 game booths, games of chance (car raffle, 50/50 and Big Bucks raffle), photo booth, kiddie land and more. KDKA’s KiDKAst will have a live remote. Dinners are sit-down and indoors, $10 for adults, $5 for children, $7 for sandwich combos: Monday, "Bird Night" with baked chicken, baked potato or pulled pork sandwich and french fries; Tuesday, Eastern European night with stuffed cabbage and mashed potatoes, kielbasa and sauerkraut platter or Hungarian salami sandwich with french fries; Wednesday, Italian night with stuffed shells, pasta and meatballs or 6-inch Italian hot sausage sandwich with french fries; Thursday, German night with sauerbrauten or chicken schnitzel with red cabbage or a Reuben sandwich with french fries or spaetzles. Outdoor food booth with tent seating includes pulled pork sandwich, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dog (with cheese or sauerkraut), hamburger, cheeseburger, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza, nachos with cheese, home-cut french fries, chicken planks and funnel cakes with powdered sugar or whipped cream, and much more. Friday features Big Bo’s barbecue ribs served a’ la carte or as a meal with cole slaw and french fries. Entertainment nightly, including Juggler Kenny Willis from 6:30-9 p.m. and Skip the Airbrush Guy from 6:30-10 p.m. Al Mazing Ostrich Magic will be on site Wednesday and Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. John the Baptist, Plum
Wednesday-Saturday, July 8-11, 5:30-10 p.m. for food on Wednesday and Thursday) 5:30-10:30 p.m. food on Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. (rides and games on Wednesday and Thursday), 7-10:30 p.m. (rides and games on Friday and Saturday), 444 St. John St. Highlights include bingo, 50/50 raffle, EuroBungy, photo booth, large kiddie land, grand raffle with drawings each night, "New-To-You" sale, snack booths, ice cream and lemonade stands, and more. Dinner specials each night, along with pulled pork sandwiches, hot sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken and ribs, french fries, corn dogs, haluski, macaroni and cheese, chicken strips, gluten-free wrap, walking tacos, pizza, Philly cheese steaks, kielbasa, salads and more. Live entertainment begins each night at 7 p.m. Celebrating the parish’s 100th anniversary.
North American Martyrs, Monroeville
Wednesday-Saturday, July 8-11, 2526 Haymaker Road (near Forbes Regional Hospital). Highlights include amusement rides, carnival games, inflatables, bingo, grand prize raffle, games of chance, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artist and more. Featuring a variety of outdoor festival food favorites. Entertainment nightly, including: Wednesday, Kyle Lawson band; Thursday, Anderson Grove; Friday, Woo Hoo band; Saturday, 8th Street Rox, Blackhorse. Festival ends with a dance party. For more information, visit www.namfestival.com.
Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights
Wednesday-Saturday, July 8-11, 6-10:30 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. Saturday), school grounds, 800 Montana Ave. Highlights include basket bonanza raffle, bingo, rides, games, bake sale, cash raffle and more. Daily dinner menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cabbage and noodles, barbecue pork, hot sausage, hot dogs, pizza, kielbasa, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m. Steeltown with Curt Marino; Thursday, 7-10 p.m., The Mercs with Wendy Koulouris; Friday, 7-10 p.m. Dick Tady Orchestra; Saturday, American Pie.
St. Angela Merici, White Oak
Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11, 7-11 p.m. (6-11 p.m. Saturday, flea market opens at 6:30 p.m.), 1640 Fawcett Ave. Highlights include huge flea market, super basket raffle, "kiddie kingdom," photo booth, gaming area, midway games, bake sale, bingo and more. Main food booth features ethnic favorites including stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa, funnel cakes and grilled foods. Italian booth has pizza and hot sausage. Various mascots will visit the festival. Entertainment: magician Chuck Caputo nightly, also: Thursday, Belairs (doo-wop music); Friday, Rockin thru the Ages; Saturday, Soul Searchers.
St. Gregory, Zelienople
Thursday, July 9, 7-10:30 p.m., Friday, July 10, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, 6-11 p.m., 2 W. Beaver St. White elephant sale from 4-10 p.m. Highlights include bingo, big money raffle, giant slide, moonwalk, kiddie games, Chinese auction, games, crafts, desserts, plants and more. Dinners, nightly, 4-7 p.m. in air-conditioned school cafeteria: Thursday, pasta with homemade meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage, $8 for large, $5 for small; Friday, baked or fried fish, potato, vegetable, cole slaw, beverage and dessert, $9 for large, $7 for small; Saturday, barbecue chicken, cole slaw, applesauce, potato, beverage, dessert, $9 for large, $7 for small. Also, full refreshment stand open during festival hours, featuring hot sandwiches, funnel cakes and nightly specials. Entertainment: Friday, 7 p.m. Bell School of Irish Dance; 8:30 p.m. This, That and the Other Thing band; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Siri’s School of Dance, 7:30 p.m. SpinCycle.
St. Jude, Wilmerding
Thursday-Friday, July 9-11, 6-11 p.m., 405 Westinghouse Ave. Highlights include bingo, games, Chinese auction, daily 50/50 raffle, money raffle and more. Variety of ethnic foods served from 5:30-10 p.m., including homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, kielbasa, fish sandwiches, baked goods, and funnel cakes. Live entertainment nightly: Friday, 2 For The Road from 6:30-10 p.m., visit from Lulu the clown from 7-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. ethnic music by Zabava.
All Saints, Etna
Wednesday-Saturday, July 15-18, 6:30 p.m., parish grounds on Dewey Street. Highlights include rides for kids, games, instant bingo, bingo every night in air-conditioned hall, raffles and much more. Dinners, 5-7 p.m., $9 for adults, $4.50 for children, takeout available: Wednesday, baked chicken; Thursday, steak; Friday, fish; Saturday, pasta with red or white sauce. Additional food served after 7 p.m. include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, pizza, hot pretzels, french fries, funnel cakes, Hawaiian shaved ice and more. Entertainment nightly, starting at 7 p.m.: Wednesday, Softwinds (oldies); Thursday, Ideal Dance (children’s dance routines); Friday, Maddie and Friends (folk music); Saturday, Cue Ball (blues/rock music).
St. Robert Bellarmine, East McKeesport
Thursday-Saturday, July 16-18, 6-10 p.m. (5:30 p.m. food, 6:30 p.m. games, 5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday), 1313 Fifth Ave. Highlights include bingo, kids’ corner, moon bounce, bake sale, huge indoor flea market and more. Food menu includes walking taco, barbecue pulled pork, homemade pierogies, haluski, hot dogs, hamburgers, kielbasa, nachos and beverages. Also, "famous" pizza frittats. Entertainment nightly, with disc jockey Bill Yadesky and karaoke on Friday night.
SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township
Thursday-Saturday, July 16-18, 6 p.m., 1607 Greentree Road. Highlights include rides, games, bingo, petting zoo, "Jump for Jesus" and more. Featuring home show exhibits that include many local and regional companies, with giveaways. Variety of ethnic food booths, including Italian, Polish, Irish, Mexican, Indian and more. Also, "famous" Fry Daddies barbecue, funnel cakes and apple dumplings. Entertainment features skydivers, karaoke contest, Shovlin Irish Dancers, Gymsport competitive gymnastics and much more. For information, visit www.ssjfestival.com.
St. Christopher, Prospect
Friday-Saturday, July 17-18, 5-10 p.m., 229 N. Franklin Ave. Highlights include flea market, bingo, children games, basket raffle, games of chance, bouncie, country store and more. Food menu includes barbecue chicken, gyros, baklava, burritos, potato pancakes, haluski, cabbage rolls, kielbasa and sauerkraut, pierogies, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, french fries, homemade pie and ice cream, cold drinks and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7-10 p.m. square dancing; Saturday, 7 p.m. cloggers, disc jockey with karaoke. Special outdoor Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.
St. Basil, Carrick
Wednesday-Saturday, July 22-25, 7-10 p.m. (flea market opens at 6:30 p.m.), 1735 Brownsville Road. Highlights include bingo, flea market, rides, bake sale, food booth, Chinese auction and much more. Food menu includes haluski, funnel cakes and much more. Entertainment will be announced.
St. Athanasius, West View
Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25, 5-11 p.m., 7 Chalfonte Ave. Highlights include Kids’ Kingdom, flea market, basket raffle, games for all ages, big money raffle and Oasis (an over-21 area with beer sales). Dinners, 5-7 p.m. nightly: Thursday, to be announced; Friday, fish fry; Saturday, Italian dinner. Entertainment: Thursday, Roy Kim on accordion; Friday, karaoke all evening, starting at 7 p.m., All princesses and princes are invited to wear their best "royal" attire for a group singing of "Let It Go" and other songs. Local talent and character appearances every night. Saturday is "Welcome Home" night for former members at parish and school alumni, starting with Mass at 4 p.m.
Madonna del Castello, Swissvale
Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25, 7 p.m. (dinners at 4 p.m.), 2021 S. Braddock Ave. Highlights include bingo, games, super slide, basket raffle, T-shirt sale and more. Dinners feature all homemade food: Thursday, cavatelli; Friday, linguine with clams; Saturday, Manicotti; everyday, meatballs, sausage, eggplant rollatini, eggplant Parmesan, stuffed cubanelle peppers. Also, "famous" fried dough, Veltre’s pizza, and Casa Dolce (house of sweets). Entertainment: Thursday, 6 p.m., Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band; Friday, 7 p.m., Lorraine Busch Dance Center; Saturday, 7 p.m. Foxtrot Dance Studio. Disc jockey Lazer Labby will play music each night.
St. Agnes School and Parish, West Mifflin
Friday-Saturday, July 24-25, 5-11 p.m., 653 St. Agnes Lane. Featuring games, bingo, bake sale, raffles and more. Dinner: Friday, fish sandwiches served starting at 3 p.m.; Saturday, roast beef dinner served from 3-6 p.m. Entertainment: Friday, 7-10:30 p.m., Dallas Marks; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m., disc jockey.
St. Alexis, Wexford
Wednesday-Saturday, July 29-Aug. 1, 6-11 p.m., 10090 Old Perry Highway. Highlights include games, money raffle, basket auction, kiddie land, rides (with ride-all-night option) and more. Dinner served nightly in school cafeteria starting at 4:30 p.m.: Wednesday, Juliano restaurant’s rigatoni and meatballs, with homemade wedding soup and tiramisu; Thursday, "Thanksgiving in July"; Friday, Mexican night, with beef tacos and homemade fried ice cream dessert; Saturday, barbecue pork and chicken. Variety of festival style foods served outside with nightly specials. Entertainment: Wednesday, KardaZ; Thursday, SpinCycle; Friday, Uptown Rhythm and Brass; Saturday, School of Rock House band; plus local dance school each night. Beer available for those 21 and over in Alexis Gardens. In addition, flea market on Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19, and in tent during festival. Off-site parking with continuous free shuttle to festival grounds. For more information, call 724-935-4343 or visit www.stalexis.org.
Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City
Wednesday-Saturday, July 29-Aug. 1, food booths open 4-10 p.m., festival open 6-10 p.m., school parking lot, 300 Crescent Ave. Highlights include bingo, rides, bake sale, gift baskets and more. Raffle on Friday and Saturday. Dinners: Friday, ribs; Saturday, lamb. Food menu includes "famous" pepperoni puffs, pizza, eggplant, fish, kielbasa, meatball sandwiches, pizza greens, fried dough, shells and meatball. Entertainment from 7-9 p.m. nightly.
Holy Trinity, Robinson Township
Wednesday-Saturday, July 29-Aug. 1, beginning at 6 p.m., 5718 Steubenville Pike. Highlights include bingo, carnival rides, games, vendor booths, kids’ korner, basket raffles and more. Featuring casino for those 18 yeas of age and older. Variety of ethnic foods including Italian, German, Polish, Greek and American. Also featuring sweets and funnel cakes. Live entertainment nightly.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman
Sunday, Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (dinner served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), 821 Herman Road. Highlights include basket raffle, bingo, large-money raffle, teenagers’ and children’s games, slide, tractor rides, bake sale and more. Dinner menu includes ham or char-grilled chicken. Refreshment stand includes hot dogs, french fries, snow cones, cotton candy and home-grown vegetables. Music played from noon-4 p.m. Shuttle bus available from local fire hall.
St. Vitus, New Castle
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 5-8, starting at 6 p.m., 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks, kiddie land, games, grand raffle and more. Food menu features homemade Italian food. Nightly dinner specials, plus cavatelli, pasta fagiola, Italian sausage, sandwiches (meatballs, eggplant and steak), chicken or lamb on the rod, pizza, pizza greens, fried dough and more. Also, "Casa de Dolce" (House of Italian treats). Entertainment: Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. The Faiellos, 6-8 p.m. The Lawrence County Band; Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. Gino Romano; 7-9 p.m. The Red Coat Band, 9:30 p.m. baby doll dance; Friday, morra tournament (Italian game), 7-9 p.m. The Lawrence County Brass, 8-11 p.m. The Tonellis Band; Saturday, 7-7:45 p.m. Teresa Ross, 8-11 p.m. John Gabriele and Nunzio Burelli. Fireworks on Saturday at 10 p.m.
St. Valentine, Bethel Park
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 5-8, 6-10 p.m. (starting at 5 p.m. for dinners), 2710 Ohio St. Highlights include nightly dinners, games, bake sale and rides. Food booths also will offer hot pretzels, fried dough, french fries, pierogies, kielbasa, hot dogs and much more. A disc jockey will provide entertainment nightly.
St. Bernadette, Monroeville
Tenth-anniversary festival, Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8, 6-10 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), 245 Azalea Drive. Highlights include rides and games for kids, flea market, bingo, live bands, monte carlo, bake sale, raffle, beer grotto and more. Food menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs, Saber Spuds (hand-cut french fries), hot and sweet sausage, funnel cakes and ice cream. Live music nightly with Dallas Marks on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mark, Liberty Borough
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. on Saturday), 3210 Liberty Way (Liberty Borough site). Highlights include amusement rides, fabulous flea market, sports and craft baskets, kids’ area, bingo, money raffles, money wheel, bake sale, games and more. Food menu includes haluski, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, hot sausage, "Big Mark" hamburgers, corn dogs, french fries, homemade egg rolls, chicken kabobs, fried rice and more. Disc jockey and youth rock bands perform nightly. K-Love radio on Friday. Special visits by costume characters, sports mascots and more.
St. Raphael, Morningside
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 6-9, 1154 Chislett St. Begins with grand parade at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Highlights include games, amusements, flea market, kids’ zone, Chinese auction, bingo, August calendar raffle, live music and more. Food court open nightly, with spaghetti dinner on Sunday. Special St. Rocco feast day celebration on Sunday, beginning with Mass in Italian at 4 p.m., followed by neighborhood procession with St. Rocco statue and brass band. Live Italian music played in the evening. Festival closes with fireworks on Sunday. For more information, call 412-661-3100.
St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township
Friday, Aug. 7, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 5-11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9, 4-9 p.m. Highlights include craft booths, giant white elephant flea market, bingo, train rides on the "Spirit of St. Ferdinand," kiddie land, grand $12,000 raffle, basket raffle and more. Food menu includes concession booths and dinners in air-conditioned Oldenski Hall. For more information, visit www.stferd.org.
Holy Family, Creighton
Sunday, Aug. 9, Mass at 12:30 p.m., with event over at 8 p.m., Syria Mosque Pavilion, 1877 Shriners Way in Cheswick. Includes Chinese auction, bingo and other games. Offering all homemade food and dinners, with homemade bake goods (large nut, apricot and poppy seed rolls, cold dough cookies, lady locks) and more. Jack Tady Band will provide entertainment.
Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills
Sunday, Aug. 9, giant flea market open at 8 a.m., dinners from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., festival from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 1304 E. Cruikshank Road. Highlights include giant flea market, huge Chinese auction with unbelievable items, bingo, big money raffles, games for all ages, farmer’s market and more. Featuring chicken barbecue/ham dinner served with farm-fresh corn on the cob, garden fresh vegetables, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls, drinks and choice of dessert, $10 for adults, $6 for child. Takeout is available. Also, funnel cakes, apple dumplings and other carnival foods and bake sale. Featuring live entertainment throughout the day. Free golf cart shuttle service from parking area to festival grounds. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/HolySepulcherBazaar.
Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 10-15, 7-10:30 p.m. (dinners begin at 4 p.m.), 310 Kane Blvd. Highlights include bingo, rides, white elephant sale, bake sale, nightly dinners, food booths, games, raffles and more. Entertainment nightly, with magician T.J. Hill on Monday.
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 12-15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 45 N. Sprague Ave. Highlights include bingo, $10,000 in raffle prizes and money, adult games, children rides and games, homemade bake goods and more. Dinner, Friday, Aug. 14, 4-7 p.m. in McGovern Hall. Nightly concession stand serves kielbasa, chili, french fries, haluski, pierogies, funnel cakes, snow cones, cotton candy and more. Disc jockey will play music nightly, with road race on Wednesday.
Holy Wisdom, North Side
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 12-15. St. Boniface Church grounds, 225 East St. The parish also is sponsoring the 21st annual Corvette raffle. The prize is a 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible (torch red exterior, ebony convertible top and ebony interior). The cost is $20 a ticket. The drawing is on Labor Day, Sept. 7. For more information on the festival and raffle, visit www.holywisdomparish.orgg. See ad on Page 3.
St. Irenaeus, Oakmont
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 13-15, 6-10 p.m. (dinners served from 4-7 p.m.), 387 Maryland Ave. Features one of the area’s largest flea markets. Also, bingo, bake sale, games, dice and money wheels, nightly raffles, Chinese auction, balloon artist, face painting and more. Indoor dinners served nightly from 4-7 p.m., featuring famous "Friday Fish Fry." Outdoor festival foods include homemade haluski, pizza, walking tacos, hot sausage sandwiches, pierogies and meatball subs. Live entertainment, with Street Level band on Thursday and Stone Horse on Friday.
St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville
Parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m.-dusk, 3609 Washington Ave. Featuring games for all ages, country store, craft and theme baskets, bingo and more. Food menu includes roast lamb, roast beef, barbecue chicken, haluski, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dogs and more. Event is open to the public.
St. Wendelin, Butler
Sunday, Aug. 16, 210 St. Wendelin Road, Features bingo and bake sale. Food menu includes dinner with choice of chicken or ham, with potatoes and side dishes. Also features a car cruise.
St. Sylvester, Brentwood
Spaghetti dinner and pre-sale flea market on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2-6 p.m., festival Monday-Saturday, Aug. 17-22, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 3754 Brownsville Road. Highlights include rides, bake sale, bingo, face painting, games, flea market and more. Nightly dinner specials, with local bands providing entertainment.
Good Samaritan, Ambridge
20th annual, Thursday, Sept. 3, 6-10 p.m.,. Friday, Sept. 4, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept 5, noon-11 p.m. (booths open at 2 p.m.), Sunday, Sept. 6, 1-10 p.m., Eighth and Melrose avenues. Highlights include bingo, face painting, hourly 50/50 raffle, bake sale, huge silent auction, big money and other raffles and more. Homemade dinners: Thursday, 4-7 p.m., stuffed chicken breast; Friday, 4-7 p.m., "famous" fish fry; Saturday, 3-7 p.m., stuffed cabbage; Sunday, noon-7 p.m., "famous" spaghetti and meatballs. Also, variety of food and beer, and bar tent. Entertainment: Thursday, 6-10 p.m., Dancing Queen; Friday, 7-11 p.m., Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push; Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Dick Tady Orchestra, 8-8:50 p.m. and 9:30-10:20 p.m. Jimmy Ross and the Jaggerz; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The Cavaliers, 6-7 p.m. Ambridge Steel Drum Band, 7-8 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Johnny Angel and the Halos. Featuring dancing on a hardwood floor. Mass with polka music, 5:30 p.m.
St. Alphonsus, Wexford
Harvest Home dinner and festival, Sunday, Sept. 13, 3-8 p.m., 201 Church Road. Featuring a dinner with a choice of fresh-grilled chicken or ham, and with side dishes of local-grown vegetables, including corn, green beans, fresh-prepared cucumber salad, cole slaw, tomato salad, homemade applesauce, dinner roll, drink and dessert. Also, a variety of festival foods, including hot dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn and cotton candy. Highlights include country store with crafts, fresh locally grown produce, baked goods and "Treasures in the Attic" unique flea market. Also, bonanza raffle with $4,000 grand prize and large Chinese auction with 50 baskets. Entertainment features live music while dining. Parish is celebrating its 175th anniversary and the school is celebrating its 125th anniversary.
St. Joseph, Cabot
Sunday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 315 Stoney Hollow Road. Highlights include money raffle, big basket raffle, bingo, old fashioned country store (with baked goods and flea market full of treasures), small games of chance, children’s games and much more. Dinner features choice of barbecue chicken cooked over an open pit or ham, served family style with all the trimmings in an air-conditioned hall. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. Takeout is available. Also featuring food booth. Musical entertainment provided throughout the day.
St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 17-19, 5-10 p.m. 111 Erhardt Drive. Fun for people of all ages, with carnival rides and booths. For more information, call 412-242-3374.
St. Michael, Butler
"Festa Italia," Saturday, Sept. 26, noon-9 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 27, noon-6 p.m., school hall, 130 Glenn Ave. Highlights include Italian Village shops, bakery, ice cream parlor, rosary makers, activities for youth, vendors, theme basket raffle, parish raffle, wine tasting and sale, surprise gift bag sale, door prizes every hour and more. Saturday’s a’ la carte food menu includes wedding soup, chicken pastina soup, pasta e fagoli, tossed salad, caprese salad, lasagna, stuffed shells, beans and greens, meatball and hot sausage sandwiches, pizza, pasta primavera, Italian love cake and more. Spaghetti and meatball dinner featured on Sunday. Entertainment: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Miss Becky’s Dance Group; 4 p.m. Dean Martin impersonator Bob Morelli; 6 p.m. Mirella the Musician; Sunday, 1 p.m. John Gabriele on accordion, 2 p.m. dance group.
St. Malachy, Kennedy Township
International food festival, Thursday, Oct. 1, 4-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, 4-11 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 3, 2-10 p.m., 343 Forest Grove Road. Features food, games and entertainment. Menu: Italian booth features pasta, meatballs, hot sausage; Slovak booth features, haluski and halupki; German booth features pork, potato pancakes and bratwurst; French booth offers crepes and quiche. Also, Mexican food, fish fry, pierogies, doughnuts, funnel cakes, wings, gyros and craft beer. Entertainment: Thursday, cheerleaders; Friday, Miller School of Dance; Saturday, disc jockey Ken Krall.