Friday October 31, 2014
SUNDAY, NOV. 2
All-cash bingo, 1 p.m. (doors open at noon), St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 204 Olivia St., McKees Rocks. Admission is $25. For information, call 412-805-1252.
Spaghetti dinner, 1-6 p.m., St. Anthony Congregation Hall, 327 Beaver Ave., West Aliquippa. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5.
TUESDAY, NOV. 4
Meatball and sauce sale, noon-6 p.m., St. Januarius Parish, 1450 Renton Road, Plum. To place an order or for more information, call 412-793-4439.
Spaghetti dinner, noon-7 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish, 246 Muse Bishop Road, Muse. Cost is $8 for adults, $6.50 for children, and includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad and more. For takeout, call 724-745-6211.
FRIDAY, NOV. 7
Fish fry, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Hilary Parish, 320 Henderson Ave., Washington. Menu includes hand-breaded haddock sandwiches, fried shrimp and much more. For takeout, call 724-222-1381. For more information, call 724-222-4087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 8
Hidden treasures sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Treasure House of Most Holy Name Parish, 1626 Hatteras St., Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood. For more information, visit www.mostholynameofjesusparish15212.org.
Get acquainted open house for high school juniors and seniors, 8:30 a.m., St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe. For more information, call 1-800-782-5549 or visit www.stvincent.edu.
Craft and vendor show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Ursula Parish, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park.
Craft fair/vendor show, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Parish, 1 Orchard St., Muse.
Craft show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Lawrence Church hall of Christ the King Parish, 175 Martin-Kelly Spear Road, Hillsville.
Craft/vendor show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., cafeteria of John F. Kennedy School, 111 W. Spruce St., Washington. Sponsored by Catholic Daughters Court Washington No. 1651.
Craft/vendor show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 5718 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township. Featuring more than 80 vendors.
Craft show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Deluca Hall of North American Martyrs Parish, 2526 Haymaker Road, Monroeville.
Open house for prospective students, St. Ursula School, 3937 Kirk Ave., Allison Park. For information, call 412-486-5511.
Open house, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh, 2308 W. Hardies Road, Hampton Township. For information, contact Juan Mata at 724-444-0722.
Craft show, noon-4 p.m., Upper Cardinal DiNardo Center of SS. John and Paul Parish, 2586 Wexford Bayne Road, Franklin Park/Marshall Township.
Turkey bingo, 1 p.m., Finley Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 3609 Washington Ave, Finleyville. Admission is $3. Bring bingo chips, not paper bingo.
Vera Bradley bingo, 1 p.m. (doors open at noon), St. Agnes School, 653 St. Agnes Lane, West Mifflin. Admission cost is $20. For information or tickets, call 412-466-6238.
Spaghetti dinner, 5 p.m., St. Mary Parish, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil. Takeout available after 4 p.m., call 412-221-9771. Sponsored by parish youth group.
Bingo, 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. early bird), St. Joseph School, 825 Second St., Verona. Cost is $25. For information, call 412-828-7213.
Night at the races, 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), Holy Spirit Parish, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and includes buffet dinner, beverages, beer and one horse. For tickets, call 412-346-0477.
SUNDAY, NOV. 9
Craft and vendor show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Pavilion of Our Lady of Grace Parish, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott Township. Also, variety of food for sale including candy apples, fudge and more.
Turkey dinner, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Wendelin Parish, 210 St. Wendelin Road, Center Township.
Turkey bingo, 2 p.m., (doors open at 1 p.m.), St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 1313 Fifth Ave., East McKeesport. Donation is $20. Sponsored by Christian Women/Mothers and Youth Group. For tickets, call 412-823-5270.
Pasta dinner and autumn fest, 3-7 p.m., Getty Hall of St. Sebastian School, 307 Siebert Road, Ross Township. Cost is $8 in advance, $9 at door for adults, $4 in advance for children ages 3-10, $5 at the door, and free for children 2 and under. For information, call 412-364-7171.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s South Side will begin a holy hour and Benediction on the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m., starting Sunday, Nov. 2. The special holy hour is a time of prayer, worship and silence before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, call 412-481-8380.
SOUP AND HELP FOR NEEDY
The next homemade soup takeout sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will be on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 3-6 p.m., in the motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road in Whitehall. November’s soup menu includes wedding, sweet potato and stuffed pepper, at a cost of $5 a quart. During the takeout, the sisters will sponsor a collection of nonperishable food items for the food pantry at St. Winifred Parish in Mount Lebanon. To place a soup order, call 412-885-7232 by Thursday, Nov. 6.
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to a rooftop party on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Cantina in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, beginning at 7 p.m. The Catholic Young Adults of Pittsburgh will unveil its new website, www.yampgh.org. The evening will include free appetizers, Mercurio’s gelato, a cash bar, door prizes and a photo station.
“Ignite: Charisms/Renewal/Unity” will be the theme of the National Leaders’ and Ministries’ Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal to be held Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7-9, at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. There is no registration fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call 1-800-338-2445 or visit www.nsc-chariscenter.org.
The International Families Ministry of SS. John and Paul Parish in Franklin Park/Marshall Township invites the public to a talk on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m., in the Cardinal DiNardo Center. Catholics Adib and Ellen Mady will talk about how they found themselves amongst Iraqi refugees as they fled ISIS this summer. The talk will be held in honor of St. Frances Cabrini, patron saint of immigrants and whose feast day is celebrated in November.
• Harvest dance: A disc jockey will be playing music from the 1950s to the 1980s at St. Gregory Parish’s harvest dance on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7-11 p.m., in the Bergman Events Center, Zelienople. The cost is $10. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call 724-452-9731.
• Fall dance: Disc jockey Ron Hopkinson will be spinning oldies from the 1950s-1970s at a fall dance on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Most Holy Name Parish in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be sold. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call the rectory at 412-231-2994 or the Attic Record Store in Millvale at 412-821-8484.
• Oldies dance: The men’s club of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in East McKeesport invites the public to an oldies dance on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 6:30-11 p.m., in the parish center cafeteria. The program includes music, dancing, food and more. For ticket information, call Joe at 412-673-2860 or the parish office at 412-824-2644.
A brief presentation on the life of St. Gianna will be given following Communion at all weekend Masses celebrated at St. Gregory Parish in Zelienople and St. Matthias Parish in Evans City. Veneration of St. Gianna’s relics will be held at conclusion of Mass. Mass times for St. Gregory: Saturday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Mass time for St. Matthias is 9:45 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 9.
St. John the Evangelist Parish in Fenelton will host an apple dumpling festival on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature baked apple dumplings, homemade soups, baked goods and a rummage sale. For more information, visit www.stjohntheevangelistparish.org.
CIVIL WAR ERA
Author Jim Wudarczyk will speak on “Pittsburgh on the Eve of the American Civil War” in the social hall beneath St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Wudarczyk, author of “Until the Morning Cometh: Civil War Era Pittsburgh,” will present an informative and amusing talk on little known events. Sponsored by the parish’s Holy Name Society, the talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
LOST BOYS OF SUDAN
St. Bernard Parish’s conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host a showing of the movie “God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave. in Dormont. The evening will begin with a wine and cheese social at 6:30 p.m., followed by the movie, which follows four young men from Sudan. One of the young men shown in the movie was one of the 30 Sudanese men the conference helped resettle in the United States. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds benefitting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For individual ticket information, call Chas at 412-877-2607.
HEALED, CALLED, SENT
The Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph will sponsor a program titled “Healed, Called by Name and Sent” on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the motherhouse, 1020 State St., Baden. Psychologist and spiritual director Martha Robbins will introduce a form of prayer called imaginative contemplation. The donation will be $25, and includes lunch. To register, contact Kathy Lotzman at 412-508-1623.
St. Luke Productions will present the one-woman drama “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy” at the Sisters of St. Joseph motherhouse, 1020 State St. in Baden, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. The presentation is sponsored by Our Lady of Peace Parish in Conway, Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge and St. John the Baptist Parish in Baden. The drama helps audiences experience firsthand the spirit and life of the Polish mystic St. Faustina. The cost is $10, along with a canned food item, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. For tickets and more information, call Cindy Deschaine at 724-869-4723 or Rose Curcio at 724-266-6565, ext. 312.
Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 730 Washington Ave, Carnegie, is taking applications for purchasing tables for its arts, crafts and food bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $25 for an 8-foot table, and includes two coffees and a $3 coupon for a baked item. To register, call 412-257-2415 or 412-279-4652 by Monday, Nov. 10.
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. To register and for more information, call 412-381-7676.
• Men’s retreat, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, through noon Sunday, Nov. 16.
Franciscan Spirit and Life Center, 3605 McRoberts Road, Whitehall.
• “Caregivers Morning of Prayer and Support,” Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The program will include techniques for self-care, spiritual exercises, support and prayer. Free-will offering accepted. To register, call 412-215-7743.