Around the Diocese

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - Updated: 1:32 pm


• Parish grouping 229 will host an indoor festival at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 363 W. 11th Avenue Ext. in Homestead, on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, 5-10 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, noon-6:30 p.m. Highlights include nightly bingo, Chinese auction, games, flea market, bake shop and more. Variety of international foods served, including Slovak, Italian, German and American. Also features crepes, ice cream, milkshake shop and more. Special fish fry Friday. Entertainment schedule: Friday, Mansfield 5; Saturday, Dallas Marks; Sunday, Matt Tichon.

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, 370 East End Ave. in Beaver, will host its annual festival Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13. Daily schedule: Friday, 3-7 p.m. all-new fall fish fry, takeout orders start at 1:30 p.m. by calling 724-359-0659; Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-6 p.m. includes games, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, food trucks, face painting and more, 6:30 p.m. merchandise bingo; Sunday, Oct. 13, inaugural chili cook-off, plus games, bake sale and live music 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door, and $5 for children 12 and under. 

• Ukrainian food festival, St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Hall, 73 2. 18th St. on Pittsburgh’s South Side, Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ukrainian kitchen menu includes stuffed cabbage, pierogies, haluski, kielbasa on a stick, Ukrainian borscht and more. Also, baked goods, breads and nut roll. Dine-in or takeout. 



Local rosary rallies will be at the following locations Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon-1 p.m. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima, these public rosaries are held in conjunction with more than 20,000 rallies nationwide.

Corner of Route 22 and Center Road (Jonnet Plaza) in Monroeville. For information, contact Michelle at 412-823-5570 or e-mail lclgolden@verizon.net.

Memorial cannon, center of Brookline Boulevard in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.

Broniak and Kraf Greenhouse and Florist, 3205 Washington Pike in Bridgeville. Bring a chair, if desired. For information, call Sue Chirumbole at 412-276-1163.


Young adults are invited to join a bus trip to Buffalo, New York, “On a Wing and a Prayer,” Saturday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Trip will include stops at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, and the Anchor Bar, home of original buffalo wings. Cost is $25. For reservations, visit www.PGHPriest.com by Oct. 12.


Existing and new vocation councils are invited to a training workshop Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Mass will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfasts, workshops and lunch. Optional holy hour at 3 p.m. Program is free. To register, visit www.PGHPriest.com.


Preschoolers age 3 and older are invited to story hour at St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 1-2 p.m. Program includes story and activities. Parents are welcome to stay. For information, e-mail slydon@st-elizabeth.org.


Public is invited to learn about Ladies of Charity Caregiving Inc. during an open house Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at their office, 7604 Charleston Ave., Room 20, Swissvale. This newly formed nonprofit company provides spiritual, physical and social care for the homebound in Pittsburgh area. For information, call 412-731-4100, e-mail info@loccaregiving or visit www.loccaregiving.org.


SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township is offering grief support sessions Thursdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the former school building. Sessions are free and open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. For information, contact Laura at 412-563-3189, ext. 204, or e-mail laura@ssjpittsburgh.org.


The major uplifting film, “Power in My Hands,” will be shown in Newmeyer Hall of St. Bonaventure Parish in Glenshaw on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. The 80-minute feature film about the impact of the rosary features Jeff Cavins, Philip Rivers, Father Donald Calloway and more. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, program is free and open to the public. For information on film, visit www.PowerInMYHandsTheMovie.com.


• Public is invited to a festival of praise Saturday, Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert the Great Church of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Titled “Sharing Jesus with Others,” celebration includes inspiring homily, Eucharistic procession, Benediction and praise music with the parish’s praise band. Father Levi Hartle is presider, with Marcie Reilly giving witness talk. For information, call 412-884-7744, e-mail praise@holyapostlesparish.org or visit www.holyapostlesparish.org.

• The Monroeville Penn Hills Catholic presents a festival of praise, “Love One Another, It’s a Command, Not a Choice!,” Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Susanna Parish in Penn Hills, starting at 7 p.m. Public is invited to join in evening of prayer, song, reflection, reading and adoration. 


St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township welcomes public to its annual First Responder’s Mass Sunday, Oct. 13, at noon to acknowledge service of local fire, police and EMS agencies. Reception will follow in hall. Also, display of equipment in lower parking lot.


Public is invited to join the Holy Trinity and St. Malachy Knights of Columbus councils as they sponsor a Marian prayer program and host the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians. Prayers are for persecuted Christians in the world, with particular attention to suffering of today’s Christians in Middle East. While icon is visiting community, the Knights will host a family Bountiful Harvest spaghetti buffet dinner provided by Cooked Goose catering and fellowship Sunday, Oct. 13, from 1-6 p.m. at Archangel Gabriel School cafeteria in Robinson Township. Cost is $10 for adult dine-in or takeout; and $5 for children under 10 dining in, and includes beverages. Wine and beer available for donation. All proceeds benefit Christian Refugee Relief Program to assist persecuted Christians. For tickets and information, call 412-480-0977, or e-mail dhess@fphess.com.


St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township will host a White Mass Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. to recognize the dedication of health care professionals in Beaver County. Capuchin Father Michael Greb is celebrant, with post-Communion reflection by Dr. Jeffrey Hein. All are welcome to come and pray. For information, call Joyce Ott, faith community nurse, at 724-462-5436 or e-mail nurse@sfcabrini.us.


The monthly recitation of rosary continues at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrsyville on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Following rosary, Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler will speak on “Answering the Call to Holiness — Celebrating Vocations.” Following program, a cake reception will be held to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the establishment of parish groupings throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Program is sponsored by the parish’s Spirit Refill Team and the vocation committee.


Rosary will be prayed at bell tower and Marian shrine at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. Sponsored by St. Catherine of Sweden and St. Richard parishes, it is being held in conjunction with Rosary Coast-to-Coast national event.


Homemade czarnina (duck soup) is being sold by the handicap committee of Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood. Soup is $10 per quart, and can only be purchased through advance order. Soup can be picked up Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4:30 p.m. in parish’s rosary hall. To place an order, call Ruth at 412-681-7937 or Sylvia at 412-683-0565. Order deadline is Sunday, Oct. 13.



“Women in the New Testament” is the title of a Bible study at St. Susanna Parish in Penn Hills. Presented by Father Ed Schleicher, study will be Thursdays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 7-8:30 p.m. To register, call Sandy at 412-798-5596 or Irene at 412-977-2721. Registration deadline is Oct. 14.


The three-part series “Immigration: Then and Now” at St. Patrick Parish Center in Canonsburg,concludes Monday, Oct. 14, from 7-9 p.m., with the showing of “Sin Nombre,” a 2009 film about a Honduran girl trying to immigrate to United States and a boy caught up in violence of gang life. Facilitated by Father Carmen D’Amico, program is free and open to the public.


Officer Jonathan Hoebel will discuss law enforcement and addiction Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the John Paul I Center, 201 Ninth St. in Sharpsburg, starting at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Addiction Recovery Ministry, program is free and open to the public.



St. Thomas More Society will host the annual Red Mass, offered to invoke God’s blessing upon judges, lawyers, legislators and government officials, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Bishop David Zubik will serve as principal celebrant and homilist. Following Mass, a dinner will be in Duquesne Union’s Africa Room, where the St. Thomas More Award will be presented to St. Joseph Sister Rita Murillo. Cost is $80 per person, or $600 for table of eight. For tickets and information, call Timothy Giltinan at 412-931-7445, or e-mail Tim@giltinanlaw.com.



Annual fundraising dinner and auction for St. Anthony Programs will be Friday, Oct. 18, at Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Featured speaker is Rich Donnelly, major league baseball coach. Cost is $150. For tickets, visit www.stanthonykids.org.


Guests are invited to come in masks and costumes to annual Masquerade Charity Ball hosted by Ladies of Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 11 on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7-11 p.m. at the Boiler Room, 1070 Banksville Road in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood. Event includes open bar, dinner, raffles, prizes, dancing to Mansfield 5 and more. For tickets and information, call Mary Jo Jennings, 412-445,7423, Shirley Sestric, 412-431-3935 or Mary Rodgers-Schubert, 412-956-5173.


A workshop on using Catholic resources to research your family tree will be Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville. Cost is $10. To register, visit www.chswpa.org.


St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair invites public to a Disabilities Awareness Mass Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments. Volunteers with disabilities are encouraged to serve as greeters, lectors and gift bearers. To volunteer as a lector or gift bearer, contact Nancy Beaver at nsea2@comcast.net. To volunteer as greeter, contact Haley Tutino at hsts343@comcast.net.



People Concerned for the Unborn Child will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a banquet Sunday, Oct. 20, at Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh, 500 Mansfield Ave. in Green Tree. Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 1 p.m. Featured speaker is Kristen Hawkins, president of Students for Life. Tickets are $35. For reservations, visit www.pcuc.org or call 412-531-9272.


The Sisters of Divine Providence are selling 2020 Lucky Number tickets for $25, which are good from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020. Winning ticket is based on day and evening Pennsylvania Lottery games. Winners can receive $25-$150 in cash prizes if three-digit ticket number is selected. Proceeds benefit ministries and mission of Sisters of Divine Providence. For tickets, call 412-635-5401 or visit www.cdpsisters.org.


Faith-based volunteers are needed to help provide transportation and support for immigrants who live in the Pittsburgh area. Volunteers would work through Compassionate Accompaniment Reflective Experience, a service of Casa San Jose, a community center for Latinos started by Sisters of St. Joseph. Training is provided. For information, contact Mariam Manion at 412-668-0190.


The Unity Choir is seeking people to sing unifying messages of hope, reconciliation and togetherness. Practices are held at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Baden from 7-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. To join, call Sarah Crotty at 724-869-6529.

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