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Monday, July 15, 2019 - Updated: 2:32 pm


A night of healing and prayer, “To Heal the Broken Hearted: Praying with St. Charles the Saint of Mount Argus,” on Thursday, July 18, at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave. on Pittsburgh’s South Side, starting at 7 p.m. Evening is based on the life and spirituality of St. Charles of Mount Argus, and will include blessing with his relic and music, with the sacrament of reconciliation offered. Joe Farris, director of mission at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, will give a reflection. Farris is a lay Passionist and evangelist who has traveled all over the country for 20 years, speaking to Catholics with a message of inspiration and encouragement. Program is free and open to the public.



Young adults are invited to a gathering at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 4-8:30 p.m. Titled “Revolutionary: Discover Your Passion and Purpose in Christ,” program will include talks, Mass, vocations fair, Eucharistic adoration and taco bar. Father Mike Ackerman will celebrate Mass, with presentation by Father Adam Potter. Also, Noah Pepmeyer will lead in worship, and Bridgette Kennedy-Riske will give witness talk. Program is free and open to all young adults. To register, visit www.PGHPriest.com by July 26.


Motorcycle riders are invited to participate in “The Teamster Horseman” charity motorcycle ride Saturday, July 27, to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor and their work for the elderly poor. Ride begins at 10 a.m. from Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, and concludes at the Little Sisters of the Poor Home, 1028 Benton Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood, where sisters and residents will welcome riders. A picnic lunch will follow. For information, call Lenny Boyd at 724-898-3058 or Mike Ceoffe at 412-526-7646.



Tuesday, July 30, is Catholic Day at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin. Special programs at Pavilion 5 include Mass at 4 p.m. with Father Levi Hartle, and a festival of praise at 7 p.m. led by Jonah Soucy and his band. Admission is $25. For tickets, visit www.PGHPriest.com.


Students will write an icon of St. John Chrysostom during an iconography workshop at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 Saline St. in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11. Icon will be made on an 8-by-10-inch gesso-covered board, using a pre-prepared prototype, and will teach techniques for faces, garments and gilding. Theology of iconography, and specifically St. John Chrysostom, will be presented. Hours of workshop: Friday, Aug. 9, 6-9:30 p.m.; all day Saturday, Aug. 10; Sunday, Aug. 11, following Mass until completion. Cost is $120, and covers all supplies. Pastries and coffee served Saturday and Sunday mornings. For information, call Marylyn Barone at 412-678-9453 or e-mail mwbarone@comcast.net.



Friday, Aug. 2: Capuchin golf outing, River Forest Country Club, 130 Clubhouse Drive in Freeport. Schedule: 8-8:45 a.m. registration and full breakfast; 9 a.m. shotgun start; 1:30 p.m. buffet lunch; 2 p.m. program and prize ceremony. Cost is $130 for individual golfer, $480 for foursome, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, use of locker room, full breakfast, buffet luncheon, refreshments while golfing and prizes. Lunch only is $20. Proceeds benefit the Father Bill Wiethorn Scholarship Fund. For information and to register, call 412-682-1300 or e-mail Gina Pizzonia at gina@capuchin.com.

Monday, Aug. 5: Holy Name Society of St. Columbkille Parish’s annual golf outing, Fort Cherry Golf Course, 40 Fort Cherry Road in McDonald, with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $70 before July 22, and $75 after, and includes 18 holes with cart, gifts, prizes, beverages and lunch at parish hall in Imperial. Tee box markers are available at $60. For information and to register, call Art Hilgert at 412-965-6244 or Mike Quince at 412-695-2940. Proceeds benefit local food pantry.


All Saints, Etna: Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, starting at 6:30 p.m., church grounds on Dewey Street. Attractions include kiddie rides, games, instant bingo, $500 raffle nightly ($3,000 raffle Saturday) and more. Bingo played in air-conditioned hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Nightly food menu, starting at 7 p.m., includes hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage and nightly specials. Also, pizza, hot pretzels, french fries, funnel cakes and Hawaiian shaved ice. Dinners, served from 5-7 p.m., are $10 for adults, $6 for children, with takeout available. Dinner menu: Wednesday, baked chicken; Thursday, steak; Friday, baked fish; Saturday, turkey and stuffing. Live entertainment starting at 7:30 p.m.: Wednesday, Mike Arnold (folk rock); Thursday, kids’ night, with Ideal Dance and Magician Al Mazing; Friday, Time Tested (classic rock); Saturday, Kardaz (music of ‘60s and ‘70s).

Holy Apostles, Baldwin: Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, 6:30-11 p.m., St. Albert the Great Church grounds, 3198 Schieck St. (near Churchview Avenue). Attractions include rides by Reinhart Amusements, games of skill and chance for all ages, nightly grand raffle drawing (with up to $10,000 in prizes), 50/50, Chinese auction, flea market, bingo and more. Featuring favorite festival foods and drinks, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, steak hoagies, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot sausage, potato pancakes, chicken on a stick, walking tacos, fresh-cut french fries, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, haluski, chicken wings, pizza, pulled-pork sandwiches, corn dogs, ice cream, milkshakes, funnel cakes, chicken tenders, nachos, deep-fried provolone wheels, hot pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade and soft drinks. Dinners, served from 4-6:30 p.m. (5-9 p.m. Saturday): Wednesday, meatloaf; Thursday, spaghetti; Friday, fish sandwich; Saturday, Chef Steve’s rib and chicken barbecue. Entertainment nightly, from 7-10 p.m.: Wednesday, Madel Jager Band (German, Austrian, Slovenian and American classics); Thursday, The District Band (classic rock, blues and country); Friday, Gone South Band (southern rock); Saturday, Festival of Praise band. Off-street parking available. For information, call 412-884-7744.

St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela: Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, 5-10:30 p.m., parish park, First and Main streets (behind Dierken’s Pharmacy). Attractions include bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, adult and children’s games, Ripepi Winery, small games of chance and more. Various ethnic food served, including Italian, Slovak and American. Also, pizza, wings, funnel cakes, ice cream, barbecue, fresh-cut french fries, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment nightly from 7-10: Friday, The Nutones (country, polka, rock); Saturday, The Epics (Doo-Wop). Parking available, and admission is free. Special Mass in park Saturday at 4 p.m.

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