Friday, March 15, 2019 - Updated: 8:41 am


Northside Catholic Assumption Academy, Brighton Heights

Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 3-6:30 p.m., Axmacher Hall (below St. Cyril Church), 3854 Brighton Road. Dinner entree choices: seafood bake, fried fish sandwich, shrimp, baked tilapia. Dinner is $11, and includes drink, dessert and two sides (macaroni and cheese, haluski, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies, french fries, cole slaw, applesauce, vegetable of the day, salad, soup of the day). Children’s meal is $5, and includes choice of fish sticks, grilled cheese, mini pizza, and includes drink, dessert, one small side and applesauce. A variety of a la carte items available. A $1 discount given to military, police, EMTs and firefighters in uniform, as well as those 62 and older. Takeout offered. Delivery available from 3-5 p.m. within five-mile radius of church. Delivery orders are taken from noon-3 p.m. To place an order, call 412-761-3254. 

Morningside/Shadyside/Stanton Heights

St. Raphael, Morningside

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.

Mount Lebanon/Scott

St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon

“Gourmet Fish Fry,” Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (lunch), 4-7:30 p.m., dinner, Clairvaux Hall, 314 Washington Road. Dinner menu (all dinners come with macaroni and cheese, french fries and cole slaw: fried fish, $10; baked fish, $10; shrimp, $10; macaroni and cheese, $9. Also: baked or fried fish sandwich, $7; fish tacos, $10; plate of french fries, $2; french fries with cheese, $3; cut of pizza, $2; clam chowder, $4; homemade gumbo, $5. Weekly special menu, which includes salad: March 8 and 29, pasta fra diavolo; March 15 and April 5, crab cakes and gluten-free haluski; March 22 and April 12, pasta with spinach and tomatoes. Cash, credit cards and checks accepted. Takeout is offered, call 412-440-2697. For information, visit www.stbernardfishfry.net.



Eileen Colianni, counselor and retreat facilitator, will give two presentations in McGovern Hall of Assumption Parish in Bellevue. “Put on the Heart of Christ” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. Presentation will explore Jesus’ clear mandate to forgive and be forgiven. “Put on the Image of Christ” is title of presentation Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. Program will help put away self-doubt and put on image born to wear. 


The Pittsburgh-Greensburg Fraternity of Priests will celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit during a Mass with prayers for healing Wednesday, March 20, at St. Monica Parish in Chippewa Township. Evening begins with short teaching at 6:45 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m. Following Mass, there is an opportunity for individuals to ask for prayers for healing for themselves and others with members of the fraternity.


Alpha program will be Wednesdays, March 20-May 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills. Each session will focus on a different question of faith, and includes meal, short video and small group discussion. To register, call 412-882-8744 or e-mail alphapittsburgh225@gmail.com.



Mike Aquilina, author and speaker, will present “Walking with Angels” in the social hall of Sacred Heart Parish in Emsworth at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Talk is part of regular “HeBrews Men’s night” beer exchange. Attendees can bring a six or 12-pack of favorite beer or malt beverage for beverage exchange. Men of all faiths are welcome.



St. Susanna Parish in Penn Hills is location of talk by Father Ed Schleicher titled “Growth and Tradition: The Church Councils — Jerusalem to Vatican II” on Thursdays, March 21 and 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. Time will be allotted for questions and answers. For information and to register, call 412-798-3591.


The Lenten series at St. Anne Parish in Castle Shannon and St. Winifred Parish in Mount Lebanon continues with “Amazing Mercy,” with songs of prayer and hope and inspiring stories of the saints on Saturday, March 23, at St. Winifred Parish, starting at 3 p.m. Program will be presented by international recording artist Anna Nuzzo and author Christopher Reibold (“The Saint Story Guy”). This powerful and thought-provoking event will include praying of Divine Mercy Chaplet, with Mass following at 4:30 p.m. Program is free and open to the public, with no registration required. For information, contact Jim Hanna at 412-531-5964.


“Our Lenten Journey with the Saints,” focusing on the six black candidates for sainthood, will be presented by The Rev. Canon A. Gerard Jordan at St. Benedict the Moor School, 631 Watt St. in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, from 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by Diocesan National Black Catholic Congress Leadership Team-Pgh. To register, e-mail name, address and phone number to nbccpgh@gmail.com.



The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh will host a “Spiritual Warfare Workshop” presented by Patrick and Joy Campbell and family, founders of the Cross of St. Benedict Society at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Workshop will be Thursday and Friday, March 28-29, from 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (with lunch included). Program helps families, couples, individuals and youths become strengthened and find healing by answering God’s call to holiness and family prayer. Registration deadline is Monday, March 25, at 9 a.m. To register, call Bev Lankes at 412-417-9361 or e-mail Joyce Hallowes at admnassistant@holyapostlesparish.org. For information, contact Jim Zern at 412-818-3226 or e-mail jim.zern@yahoo.com.


Award-winning economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will present “Poverty Requires a Faith Response: What Can We Do?” on Monday, March 25, at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, starting at 7 p.m. Talk is part of Association of Pittsburgh Priests spring speaker series. Fee is $20. For information, call Father John Oesterle at 412-232-7512, e-mail johnoesterle2@gmail.com or visit www.associationofpittsburghpriests.com.


“Entering the Desert as Beloved Sons and Daughters of God” will be presented by Father Levi Hartle on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Cost is $30, and includes lunch. To register, call 412-381-7676.


The Christian Mothers of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township will host a Lenten Day of Recollection for women Tuesday, April 9, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Program includes devotions, confession, buffet luncheon and more. Mass will be celebrated by Father John Lynam. Cost is $15 per person, with advance registration required by March 28. To register, send name, phone, e-mail address, parish and full names of all guests, along with check (made payable to St. Frances Cabrini Christian Mothers) to: SFC Christian Mothers Day of Recollection, c/o St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 115 Trinity Drive, Aliquippa, PA 15001. For information, contact Pat Depenhart at 724-312-0965 or Terri DeChellis at 724-624-6583.


Public is invited to learn the method of centering prayer and its benefits in ordinary life and practice at St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Presenters are experienced practitioners who are commissioned by Contemplative Outreach. Cost is $25. For information and to register, call Susan DePasquale at 412-241-4722 or e-mail st_john_fisher@comcast.net.


“The Living Stations,” a Lenten experience, will be performed by the youth ministry of St. Ferdinand Parish at St. Stanislaus Church of St. Patrick-St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish in Pittsburgh’s Strip District on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Program includes prayer and reflection on the passion and resurrection of Jesus. Admission is free, with good-will offering accepted.


SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township announces it will offer Six Steps to Sanity, a faith-based ministry and support group for those dealing with addiction in their families. Sessions will be Wednesdays, April 10-June 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 8 and 9 of parish’s Cardinal DiNardo Center. Program is held in a safe and confidential environment, and offers support and tools needed to deal with addiction. For information and to register, call Chico Ficerai at 724-612-6992 or e-mail Chico.Ficerai1@gmail.com.


The women’s group of St. Pius X Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood will host a morning of prayer and reflection Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sister of Charity Colette Hanlon, whose main interest is the integration of spirituality in everyday and work experience, is guest speaker, with Mass celebrated by Father Joseph Mele. Cost is $20. To register, send check (made payable to St. Pius X Parish) and mail to Jo Ann Brown, 1327 Illinois Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For information, call parish office at 412-531-2135.


The Christ Child Society announces Saturday, April 27, as the date of its annual Red Wagon Fare at the Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Field Club Drive in Fox Chapel, starting at 10 a.m. Program includes lunch, raffles, auctions and more. Cost is $40, with proceeds benefiting at-risk area children. For reservations, call 412-795-5810.

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