Around the diocese

Friday, May 03, 2019 - Updated: 3:25 pm


The Car Society Club of La Roche University invites the public to its inaugural car show Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking lot of the university’s McCandless Township campus. Cost to enter car is $10, with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. Maximum capacity is 300 cars, and rain date is May 5. For information, e-mail luciano.vizzoca@stu.laroche.edu.


The Christian Mothers and Women’s Guild of Holy Apostles Parish will present Star Wars bingo on Saturday, May 4, in parish’s St. Basil Church hall, 1735 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood. Doors open at 5 p.m., with early bird at 6 p.m. and regular games starting at 6:30. Donation is $10, and includes special gift for all players. Guests are asked to bring nonperishable food item for local food bank. For information, call Donna at 412-885-3457 or Judy at 412-881-3881.


Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir presents “Sing with Joy and Rejoice,” a program of inspirational hymns and liturgical music in celebration of the Resurrection, on Sunday, May 5, at St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church, 2005 Mohawk Road in Upper St. Clair. Concert begins at 3 p.m., with hospitality reception to follow.


Friday, May 10, is the deadline to make reservations for annual lunch for all veterans and their families at St. Margaret School cafeteria on Sunday, May 19, at 1 p.m. Program includes meal and a few souvenirs. For reservations, call Lynne or Lorraine at 412-921-5570, or e-mail g.gross@comcast.net.


Stuffed cabbage, pierogies, haluski, kielbasa on a stick and Ukrainian borscht are all on menu for annual Ukrainian food festival Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Hall, 73 S. 18th St. on Pittsburgh’s South Side. Also featuring baked goods, breads and nut rolls. Takeout is available.


Holy Apostles Parish will host a Night of Praise on Saturday, May 11, from 7-8:30 p.m. at parish’s St. Albert the Great Church in Baldwin. Evening includes contemporary praise music provided by parish’s praise band, Benediction and Eucharistic procession. Father Joe Freedy and Father Levi Hartle will serve as praise and worship leaders.


On Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., pianist Donna Amato will be joined by Pittsburgh Symphony musicians Christopher Wu on violin and David Premo on cello in a concert, “All Dvorak,” at St. James Parish in Sewickley. Concert will celebrate the sonorous chamber music of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, and will feature the parish’s Steinway piano. Students from Sewickley’s Center for Young Musicians will perform a pre-concert at 7 p.m. Concert is free and open to the public, with goodwill donation accepted.


Oakland Young Adult Ministry will host a Theology on Tap gathering Monday, May 13, at McFadden’s, 211 North Shore Drive on Pittsburgh’s North Side, starting at 7 p.m. Lindsay Fay, leader of Culture Project, will talk about “Discovering the Glorious Plan for Life and Love in a Broken World.” Suggested donation is $5.


St. Bernard School, Mount Lebanon

Bingo on Thursday, May 16, festival Friday-Saturday, May 17-18, 6-10 p.m., back parking lot, 401 Washington Road. Attractions include ethnic food fair, face painting, book fair, games and more. Variety of ethnic foods, including Polish, Irish, Vietnamese, American, Mexican and more. Also, St. Bernard famous apple pies, funnel cakes, burgers, hot dogs, sausage and more. Entertainment provided by school band and Shovlin Academy of Dance.



A 12-day complete Divine Mercy Catholic pilgrimage to Poland and Lithuania, titled “Land of Mercy, Land of Saints,” is planned for Aug. 27-Sept. 8. Pilgrimage leaves from Pittsburgh and includes visit to Warsaw, Krakow, Wadowice and more. Led by Paulist Father Matthew Roehrig, pastor of St. Paul Monastery in Canfield, Ohio, pilgrimage highlights include visiting birthplace of St. Faustina, the original painting of Divine Mercy, prayer before icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Reservation deadline is May 17. For information and to register, call 1-800-515-2632 or visit www.materdeitours.com.



Public is invited to the dedication of a new veterans memorial in Good Shepherd Cemetery, 733 Patton St. in Monroeville, on Sunday, May 18, at 1 p.m. Father Albert Zapf will preside, with various local veteran organizations participating. Theme of memorial is “Faith, Country and Family,” and will include etchings in granite depicting scenes from all major military conflicts, and an honor roll where families can inscribe the name of a loved one.



The following meetings regarding Pittsburgh Catholic-sponsored pilgrimages will be Saturday, May 18, at St. Patrick Parish in McKeesport: pre-departure meeting for upcoming Ireland pilgrimage, 1 p.m.; information session on 11-day 175th anniversary Marian shrines pilgrimage, 3 p.m. Seats are available for both pilgrimages. To register, call Belinda at 724-679-7450 or e-mail belinda@unitours.com.


A DVD presentation of Father Donald Calloway’s “The Rosary: Spiritual Sword of Our Lady” will be at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood on Saturday, May 18, from noon-2 p.m., followed by discussion and refreshments. For information, call 412-885-5840 or visit www.pittsburghregia.com.


Sunday, May 19, is the date of the 85th International Eucharistic Rosary March, sponsored by Legion of Mary. Titled “Oh Woman Clothed with the Sun, Come and Do Not Delay,” program begins with praise music at 1:15 p.m., followed by Mass at 1:30 at Epiphany Parish in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Following Mass is a procession through streets of Downtown Pittsburgh with Blessed Sacrament and statue of Our Lady of Fatima, as participants pray the rosary. On return to church, there will be Benediction, Divine Mercy chaplet and crowning of Our Lady of Fatima. Bishop David Zubik will preside. For information, call 412-884-3213.



The parishes of St. Anne and St. Winifred will sponsor a vacation Bible school, “Roar! Life is Wild — God is Good,” for children ages 4 through fifth grade, Monday-Friday, June 17-21, from 9 a.m.-noon at St. Winifred Parish in Mount Lebanon. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to volunteer. Registration deadline is May 19. To register, contact Amanda Scruggs at ascruggs@stanneparish.com.


St. Basil High School Class of 1969 is having a 50th reunion Saturday, July 6, at Salvatore’s Party Center, 5001 Curry Road in Whitehall. For information and reservations, e-mail Joe Belliotti at steelerfan2564@att.net or Rosemary Holmes Henk at pittfan722@verizon.net. Deadline is June 6.



Registration is being accepted for a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd infant/toddler course at St. Camillus Parish in Neshannock Township (New Castle). This groundbreaking course is a Respect for Life retreat. Facilitated by Elizabeth Calanchini, Part 1 will be Monday-Friday, July 8-12, with Part 2 scheduled for July 6-11, 2020. Course will explore the spirituality and religious potential of the youngest child, discover the life of the family in relationship with God, and contemplate creation, nature, humanity, marriage, the womb, birth, baptism, infancy, the domestic church and the toddler atrium. Tuition is $300 for each part and an $80 registration fee. Affordable housing available, and lunches provided. To register, call Vicki Pavalko at 724-498-0904.


Bishop Canevin High School in Pittsburgh’s Oakwood neighborhood will host a variety of sports camps, including boys basketball, girls volleyball, cross country, and girls and boys soccer. For information, contact Dale Checketts at 412-922-7400, ext. 237, or e-mail checkettsd@bishopcanevin.org.

Bishop Zubik's Columns

Current Magazine

Click here to see, download more issues

Current Magazine
Current Magazine

Click here to see, download more issues

Most Popular