Friday, March 08, 2019 - Updated: 10:36 am


St. Alphonsus,

West Sunbury

Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-6 p.m., St. Louis Church hall, 202 W. State St. Menu features: baked or fried fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread, beverages, desserts. Takeout offered.

Holy Child, Bridgeville

Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (lunch), 4-7 p.m. (dinner), 220 Station St. Special “Knights Feast Sandwich” available for lunch and dinner, and includes huge portion of breaded cod, topped with cole slaw, American cheese, crispy french fries and signature chipotle tartar sauce, served on french Mancini braided bun, for $14. Lunch menu: breaded fish sandwich, $9; combo (sandwich, french fries and cole slaw), $11; cole slaw, pierogies and french fries, $3. Dinner menu: hand-breaded fish sandwich or on a dish, baked salmon, baked fish, baked shrimp. Beer-battered fish available every week. Dinners are $11 for adults ($12 for salmon), and includes choice of sides (french fries, creamy macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, pierogies, haluski, stewed tomatoes, vegetable), coffee, tea or lemonade. For takeout, call 412-221-6514. To order online, visit www.holychildrcparish.org.

St. Raphael,


Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., school multipurpose room, 1154 Chislett St., Pittsburgh’s Morningside neighborhood. In addition to traditional fried fish, will offer baked fish, haluski, macaroni and cheese, pierogies, shrimp and weekly specials. Takeout is offered; call 412-661-3100. Also, eighth-grade students are sponsoring a bake sale during fish fry.

Sacred Heart,


Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 5-7 p.m., school cafeteria, 310 Shady Ave. 



These are corrections to information from Fish Fry supplement in the Feb. 22 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic newspaper.

St. Colman Parish in Turtle Creek has canceled its fish fry.

Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park will hold fish fry from 4-7 p.m. The listing included a variety of soups on menu, but menu only includes clam chowder.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Natrona Heights also offers drive-through service, as well as takeout and dine-in options. For takeout orders, call 724-226-4905, or visit www.olmbss.org.

St. Valentine Parish in Bethel Park will hold its fish fry on Fridays of Lent, from March 8 through April 12. 


St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Parish, 2336 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, is selling pierogies every Friday of Lent, including Good Friday, from noon-4 p.m. Menu includes potato/cheese, cottage cheese and sauerkraut pierogies. Also selling haluski. Prices start at $8, and can be ordered cooked or frozen. For information and to pre-order, call 412-881-8344. Takeout available.


“Praying Always, Living the Grace of Unceasing Prayer,” is the title of a presentation on prayer by Lori Mitchell McMahon of the Epiphany Association on Monday, March 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth of Hungary School cafeteria in Pleasant Hills. Program will focus on deepening your prayer with spiritual masters through the ages. To register, call 412-882-8744 or e-mail alamartina@st-elizabeth.org.


Aquinas Academy and Catholic Youth Ministry presents 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 23, at Aquinas Academy in Gibsonia. Tournament is open to seventh- and eighth-grade students who are members of a Catholic parish or school. Boys compete from 8 a.m.-noon, and girls from 1-5 p.m. Total of 3-4 players per team, with each team playing a minimum of three 10-minute half-court games. Top four teams advance to championship round. Cost is $20 per team, and includes tournament T-shirt and goody bag. For information regarding registration, visit www.AquinasAcademy.info or call 724-444-0722. Registration deadline is March 11.


Dr. Ed Sri’s six-week video series, “No Greater Love,” will be shown Tuesdays, March 12-April 16, from 9:30-11:15 a.m. in the Family Life Center of St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park, and from 7-8:30 p.m. in school Room 6 at St. Thomas A Becket School and Parish in Jefferson Hills. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, series takes students on a step-by-step walk with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to Calvary. Program includes 30- to 40-minute video followed by group discussion. No study preparation or prior knowledge is needed. Program is free and open to the public. Sponsored by St. Thomas A Becket GRACE women’s group, Catholic Men’s Fellowship and St. Thomas More Parish’s Legion of Mary. To register, call Sue Vodzak at 412-953-8840 or e-mail savodzak@gmail.com.



A five-week Lenten program, “Following the Mystics Through the Narrow Gate,” will be Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, starting March 12. Series is a journey into the Christian mystical heritage that opens hearts to divine mystery, and to see God in all things. To register for free program, call Jack Shaw at 412-508-5383.


Rosary will be recited at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Following rosary, Father Chris Mannerino will speak on “The Angel in the Cave: A Miraculous Appearance of St. Michael at Monte Gargano, Italy.” Sponsored by parish’s Spirit Refill team, program is held the 13th of every month.



Preschoolers and their families are invited to East Catholic School in Forest Hills for a “Very Special Goodnight Story-time” on Thursday, March 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in school cafeteria. Participants can wear favorite pajamas, bring a blanket and a favorite stuffed animal as they enjoy storytime, play, song and crafts. Registration deadline is March 14. To register, call school at 412-351-5403, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.


The parishes of St. Anne in Castle Shannon and St. Winifred in Mount Lebanon will present a free speaker series for Lent. Schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Mike Aquilina presents “Families on Mission: Lessons from the Early Church,” St. Anne Parish; Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m., recording artists Anna Nuzzo and author Christopher Reibold present “Amazing Mercy,” St. Winifred Parish; Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., Dr. William Wright presents “Encountering God in Scripture,” St. Anne Parish; Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m., Grant Franjione presents “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” St. Winifred Parish; Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m., Matthew Scruggs will present “Paul’s Hospitality of the Cross,” St. Anne Parish. No registration required. For information, call Jim Hanna at 412-531-5964.


Each of the seminal works of St. John of the Cross will be explored in four monthly sessions, Mondays, March 18, April 1, May 5 and June 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality, 820 Crane Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Topic schedule: March 18, The Ascent; April 1, The Dark Knight; May 6, The Spiritual Canticle; June 3, The Living Flame of Love. Cost is $10 per session. To register, call 412-341-7494.


Holy Family Parish in West Newton will host a musical revival Sunday-Tuesday, March 17-19, from 7-8:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Father Jim O’Connor. Topics include “Grace and the Kingdom of God,” “Grace and the Sacramental Life,” “Grace and the Real Presence.” Program is free and open to the public.


Fathers Joe Freedy and Adam Potter will explain the church’s teaching on sexuality in program titled “Becoming the One and the Path to Good Life.” From 7-8:30 p.m., program is free and open to the public, with two hours of continuing education credit available for catechists. Upcoming program dates and location: Monday, March 18, St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Upper St. Clair; Monday, April 8, SS. John and Paul Parish, Franklin Park/Marshall Township. For information, visit www.drybonespgh.org/theology-of-the-body.


The Addiction Recovery Ministry of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is sponsoring a talk by Casey Mullen on Monday, March 18, starting at 7 p.m. at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Speaker will share a story of addiction and recovery. For information, visit www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org.


The “Come Back to Basics” speaker series at St. Malachy Parish in Kennedy Township concludes Tuesday, March 19, from 7-9 p.m. with a talk by Dr. Janet Puppo titled “Behold the Lamb of God: Reflections on the Eucharist.” Program is free and open to the public.


Public is welcome to join Rosary Warriors in praying the rosary while walking through Pittsburgh neighborhoods on Tuesday, March 19. Prayers will be to shower blessing, grace, love, mercy and fear of the Lord upon its neighborhood. Walk begins from Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, and will take 30-45 minutes. For information, visit www.pittsburghregia.com.


Alpha program is being offered in the administration building of Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s South Side on Wednesdays for 10 weeks, starting March 20, from 6-8:15 p.m. Program includes home-cooked meal, video presentation and discussion. Program is free and open to the public. To register, call St. Mary of the Mount Parish at 412-381-0212 or Prince of Peace Parish at 412-481-8380.


“Christian Unity: Becoming One in Christ” is the title of presentation Wednesday, March 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $10. To register, call 412-381-7676.


The South Hills grouping that includes St. Clare, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Holy Spirit and St. Thomas à Becket parishes will present the Alpha faith-building program on Wednesdays, March 20 through May 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth School cafeteria in Pleasant Hills. Program includes a free meal, video presentation and discussion. Program is free and open to the public. To register, call 412-882-8744 or e-mail alphapittsburgh225@gmail.com.


Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington invites the public to a festival of praise Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. Program includes Eucharistic adoration, prayer, reflection, music and presentation by Father Nick Vaskov on the topic of surrender. Fellowship and refreshments will follow service.


Sacred Heart Parish in Emsworth will host an Irishfest on Saturday, March 23. Dinner is served from 4:30-6 p.m., with Carnival of Souls providing live music from 6-9:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 5, and includes soda bread, home-cooked Irish stew and more. Concession stand open from 7-9:30 p.m. For information, call Anne Blaser at 412-600-0070.


The CCD/Junior Youth Faith Formation program at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park will host its 11th annual spaghetti dinner Sunday, March 24, from 4-7 p.m. in parish’s Father Marchukonis Hall to support the poor of Chimbote, Peru. Also available will be a Peruvian cuisine sampling, live entertainment with Acoustic Diversion, free children’s face painting, raffles and more. New this year is Anna’s Kidz Korner, hosted by Anna Mozelewski, who will read her own creative story about Chimbote to children, as well as offer Peruvian children’s games to play. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Takeout is available. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance. For tickets, call religious education office at 412-795-4389.



St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood is the location of a Lenten evening of “Marian Merciful Love” on Sunday, March 24, starting at 6 p.m. Program features prayer, talks by Father Chris Donley, Sister of the Merciful Jesus Emily Lepage and more. International recording artist Anna Nuzzo will provide music. Topics include: Mary, Ark of the New Covenant, Divine Mercy and consecration to merciful love. Abbreviated guided tour of St. Anthony Chapel offered. Sponsored by Foundation of Jesus the Divine Mercy and Preborn Jesus Ministries. For information, call 724-747-7071.


The phone number listed for the Memorial Mass for Babies news item, published in the Feb. 22 issue, was incorrect. St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township will celebrate the feast of its patron site with a memorial Mass and procession for miscarried, stillborn and aborted babies, as well as those who have died shortly after birth, on Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m., followed by procession and placing of white flower for each baby at parish’s outdoor memorial. Prior to Mass, parish will hold Eucharistic adoration Friday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. through morning prayer and Benediction on Saturday, March 23. To share the name of child or family member to be memorialized, call 412-486-6001.

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