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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - Updated: 10:56 am


A novena in honor of St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, will be prayed Tuesdays for nine consecutive weeks, starting July 30, at Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport. Novena will begin at 7 p.m., and will include intentions for those who are sick, especially those with cancer. Veneration of relic will be available. 


The Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery Program, which provides guidance and support to parents of adult children struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, will meet every Thursday in August at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township starting at 7 p.m. Enrollment is always open. For information, call 412-486-6001, ext. 15, or visit www.stcatherineofsweden.org.


Starting Sunday, Aug 4, and continuing every Sunday through Sept. 29, a novena to St. Michael the Archangel will be offered following 9 a.m. Mass at Transfiguration Parish in Russellton, invoking St. Michael’s assistance to spiritually battle drug industry and fight for the souls of current and former drug users. A closing Mass and holy hour will be celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. For information, call 412-496-8582.



The Guatemala Mission Group of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township will sponsor a pig roast and chicken barbecue, with complete dinner buffet, Sunday, Aug. 4, from 4-7 p.m. in parish social hall. Goodwill offering accepted for orphanage in Patzun, Guatemala. For information, call 724-444-1971.



Public is invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor coming to America at a special Mass Sunday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m., with Bishop William Winter as celebrant. A reception and open house will follow at sisters’ home, 1028 Benton Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood, with tours available from noon-4 p.m. To register, call 412-307-1100 or e-mail adevpittsburgh@littlesistersofthepoor.org by Aug. 5


Tuesday, Aug. 6, is the 88th annual Polish Day at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin. Schedule for day: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Polish kitchen featuring traditional Polish food and strolling musicians; 3-4 p.m. Mass, with Karuzela Chorus; 5-8 p.m., polka dancing to the Nutones in Pavilion 5; 5:45-6:30 p.m., Polish folk dancing by Lajkoniki Dance Troupe on the Kennyville Stage; 7 p.m. Fall Fantasy Parade. FunDay tickets: $25 for ages 4-54; $15 for those ages 55-69; $11 for those 70 and older; free for children 3 and under. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.Kennywood.com/PolishDay or call Betty Kolano at 412-371-1827. 


For the first time, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw will hold a festival 5K and fun walk Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. on parish grounds. Families can participate in any of these three events: 5K competitive event, featuring scenic course that combines favorable elements of road and trail running; festival walk, offering more leisurely participation on groomed two-mile course; kids’ fun run, which provides three finishers in each of nine age categories. Registration is $20 ($25 on day of race). For information, visit www.stmaryglenshaw.org/5k-registration.




Public is invited to join the Spirit Refill Team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. in church for recitation of the rosary, followed by presentation by Father Michael Maranowski on “Jesus’ Gift to Us — The Eucharist.” Rosary and presentation are held the 13th of every month at the parish, except for August, due to festival.


“Pgh Pit Stop,” a car show and pet adoption day, will be at La Roche University in McCandless Township on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Show will feature food, local businesses, dog agility course by Steel City Canine, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle and more. Car owners and spectators can either donate $5 or new treats, toys or supplies. All proceeds benefit Animal Friends.



Bishop’s Latin School Alumni Association annual Vocation Mass and Spirit Awards dinner will be Sunday, Aug. 18. Program begins with Mass at 4 p.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, followed by dinner in the university’s Power Center Ballroom. Cost is $75, with all net proceeds being used to underwrite discernment retreats sponsored by diocesan Vocation Office. To register, visit www.blsalum.org.




The Portiuncula Indulgence, a plenary indulgence, can be gained by the faithful, and poor souls in purgatory, from noon Aug. 1 through midnight Aug. 2 at St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. Conditions include confession, communion, one visit each day to a church or chapel enriched with this privilege, and recitation of the Our Father and the Creed for the intention of the Holy Father. St. Anthony Chapel will be open on Thursday, Aug. 1 from noon until 4 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation is from 2-3p.m., and evening prayer at 7 p.m. On Friday, Aug. 2, Mass is held at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation until 10:00 a.m., with chapel open for from 1-3 p.m., and concludes with evening prayer at 4 p.m.


St. Benedict the Abbot Parish in Peters Township plans large garage sale. Special early bird admission for $5 on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m. Show continues Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (variety of special sales Friday). A $5 bag sale will be Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-noon. Items for sale include clothing, home decor, tools, jewelry, books, holiday items and more. Also featuring food and bake sale. 

Holy Spirit Parish in Lawrence County announces a fall craft and food festival Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at its St. Camillus Church site, 314 W. Englewood Ave. in Neshannock Township. Show includes 50 crafters, basket raffles, ethnic foods, mum sale and more.


Have a favorite family recipe? Pittsburgh Catholic is looking for recipes for its annual Fall Event Guide. Submissions should include name, parish and a brief description of recipe and why it is a favorite. Include name and address for a free copy of the guide. To submit recipes, e-mail pzezza@pittsburghcatholic.org or mail to Peggy Zezza, Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper, 111 Blvd. of the Allies, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 



Sunday, Aug. 25: Ninth annual Tamburitzans golf outing, Quicksilver Golf Club, 2000 Quicksilver Road in Midway, a best-ball scramble that begins with shotgun start. Package includes 18 holes of golf with prize opportunities, unlimited beverages from beverage cart, hot dog lunch with snacks, cash bar cocktail hour, awards banquet and high-value golf-themed silent auction. Proceeds benefit The Tamburitzans, an international folk ensemble dedicated to preserving cultural heritage, while awarding scholarship to students attending Pittsburgh-based college and universities. To register, visit www.birdeasepro.com/TamburitzansGolf.


St. Alexis, Wexford: Wednesday-Saturday, July 31-Aug. 3, 6-11 p.m., 10090 Old Perry Highway, Wexford. Proceeds benefit Blessed Seelos Academy. Attractions include bingo Wednesday and Friday, rides, games and more. Food menu features funnel cakes, hot dogs, ice cream, pizza, french fries, nightly specials from local restaurants and more. Dinners served Thursday and Saturday. Local dance and vocal schools will perform nightly. Entertainment also will include Time Tested and Kardaz bands. For information, visit www.stalexisfestival.com.

Holy Trinity, Robinson Township: Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-11 p.m., 5720 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township. Featuring casino, bingo, food trucks, entertainment, games, rides, white elephant sale and more. Proceeds benefit the new Archangel Gabriel School.

St. Mark, Liberty Borough: Sponsored by South Allegheny Parish Grouping of St. Mark, St. Michael and Queen of the Rosary. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), 3210 Liberty Way. Attractions include rides, games, cash prize drawings, nightly prizes, specialty basket raffles, bingo, flea market, children’s area and more. Food menu includes haluski, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, hot sausage and more. Disc Jockey Tim will spin tunes nightly from 5-11 p.m. Other entertainment: Friday, 7-9 p.m., Tim Litvin and The Nature Boy Band (country music); Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jack Tady and the Tady Bears (polka), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Northern Butler County Family Festival at St. Christopher, Prospect: Friday, Aug. 2, 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 3, 5-10 p.m. (following outdoor Mass at 4 p.m.), 229 N. Franklin St. Attractions include children’s bouncie house, games, bingo kids’ corner, flea market, country store, basket raffles, instant bingo, meat package raffle, banner game, history tent, sewing tent and more. Meat package raffle, three for $5, or $2 each, with two drawings each night at 9. Food menu includes walking tacos, pizza, gyros, grape leaves, baklava, potato pancakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, hot sausage, chicken tenders, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa and sauerkraut, barbecue chicken and more. Also, homemade pies and ice cream, sno-cones and funnel cakes Entertainment: Friday, children’s talent show; Saturday, 5-10 p.m. featuring Tamarack Cloggers, family karaoke, cabaret karaoke and more. Free festival shuttle bus from Prospect Presbyterian Church, 115 Church St.

St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman: Summer picnic, Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Herman Volunteer Fire Company, 789 Herman Road. Attractions include games, music and basket raffle. Serving ham or char-grilled chicken dinners, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dinners are $10 for adults and takeout, $5 for children ages 4-10 and free for children age 3 and under.

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