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Friday April 11, 2014
CONCERT

The St. John Fisher Parish choir, together with vocalists and musicians from Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, will present “A Concert of Sacred Music” on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., at St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill. The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood will conduct The Divine Mercy of God novena from Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 27. Schedule: April 18, 2 p.m. Good Friday service followed by novena, 7 p.m. novena; Saturday, April 19, noon, blessing of food baskets followed by novena; Sunday, April 20, 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass, followed by novena; Monday through Friday, April 21-25, 7 p.m. Mass and novena; Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mass and novena; Sunday, April 27, 11:30 a.m., Mass and Eucharistic procession, veneration of Divine Mercy picture and relic. Father Joseph Mele will be the guest homilist at Masses on Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 (4 p.m.), and Sunday, April 27.

PIEROGIE SALE

Cooked or frozen pierogies will be sold at Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Jericho Hall. Advance orders will be taken starting at 6 a.m. on the day of sale by calling 724-266-6010.

BLUEGRASS CONCERTSt. Joseph House of Hospitality. The Allegheny Drifters, Border Ride, Fern Hollow Boys, and Mac Martin and the Dixie Travelers will be performing on Friday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St. in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. New this year to the performance lineup is the Roustabouts. Tickets are $20, and benefit Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph House of Hospitality. To purchase tickets, visit www.ccpgh.org. Tickets also will be available at the door.

MUSIC PLUS

The monthly “Music Plus” concert series at St. James Parish in Sewickley continues with “Shall We Dance?” on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. The program features the Three Rivers Bell Ringers. The Center for Young Musicians will offer a pre-concert from 2:30-2:50 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, with a free-will offering accepted. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-741-6650 or visit www.saintjames-church.com.

AFTERNOON TEA

Tea, scones, sandwiches, desserts and more will be on the menu for an afternoon tea at St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township on Sunday, May 4, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The tea will feature theme tables, basket raffles, door prizes and more. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10 and free for children age 3 and under. For reservations, call 724-779-3986 by Sunday, April 27.

Friday April 11, 2014
CALENDAR

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Mass with prayers for healing, 6:30 p.m., St. John University Parish, 1481 University Ave., Morgantown, W.Va. Father William Kiel will be the celebrant. For more information, call 1-304-296-8231.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” 7 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, 2270 Broadhead Road, Hopewell Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Passion play, “Make Us Believers,” 7 p.m., St. Francis Cabrini Parish, 115 Trinity Drive, Center Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Blessing of families, 2 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.

Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid and William Winter will welcome families. Each family will receive a special memento and children will receive a treat.

Friday April 11, 2014
RETREATS

Mount St. Macrina House of Prayer, 510 W. Main St., Uniontown, 724-438-7149.

• Scripture retreat weekend, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, through 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Conducted by Father Daniel Forsythe, the retreat will look at new and transformative ways of reading the Old Testament. Cost is $140 with overnight accommodations, or $115 for commuters. Registration deadline is April 21.

Gilmary Retreat Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Findlay Township, 412-264-8400, www.gilmarycenter.org.

• Retreat for high school seniors and juniors preparing for college, “Going Forth,” Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. The program helps prepare young men and women for the moral and spiritual challenges of college life. Cost is $18, and includes lunch.



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