Friday May 22, 2015
SATURDAY, MAY 23
Flea market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Featuring tools, toys, glassware, books, holiday items and more. For information, call 724-964-8276.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
Car show, 5:30-9:30 p.m., parking lot of Holy Trinity Parish, 529 Grant Ave. Extension, West Mifflin. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 4210. Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. Includes raffles, giveaways, games and more. Disc jockey Glenn Raymer will provide the entertainment.
SUNDAY, MAY 31
Free concert, “Made in America,” 4 p.m., St. Bernard Parish, 311 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon. Parish choirs will perform in celebration of God and country with music written by American composers. For information, call 412-531-7412.
St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 State St., Baden. To register, call Sister Marguerite Kropinak at 724-869-6585.
• Ignatian directed retreat, based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, through noon Sunday, June 21. The retreat is Scripture-based in a contemplative mode, offered in an atmosphere of silence and quiet prayer. The retreat includes daily Mass and individual direction. Directors include Jesuit Father Phillip Fogarty, along with St. Joseph Sisters Paula Drass, Catherine Higgins and Diane McCalley. The fee is $320, and includes meals, lodging and individual direction. The registration deadline is June 3.
Epiphany Association, 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood, 412-341-7494.
• Summer institute, “Prayer, Virtue, Discipleship,” Wednesday and Thursday, June 17-18, 6-9 p.m. Facilitated by Dr. Susan Muto and Lori Mitchell McMahon. The first session will focus on “Prayer as the Ground for Discipleship,” and the second conference will be on “Virtue as the Fruit of Discipleship.” The cost is $30 per session. The registration deadline is June 10.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
“LATE NITE CATECHISM”
North American Martyrs School in Monroeville will host a performance of the comedy “Late Nite Catechism” on Saturday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for the VIP package, which includes preferred seating and a meet-and-greet with the “sisters” portrayed in the performance. For tickets and information, call 412-373-0889.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
• The Lawrence County Chapter of Theology on Tap will hold a gathering Thursday, May 28, from 7-9:30 p.m. at Shakespeare’s, 1495 Mercer Road in Ellwood City. The speaker will be Father Tom Lewandowski. For more information, call 724-856-0897 or e-mail TOTLCC@gmail.com.
• Oakland Young Adults will host a Theology on Tap gathering at Steel Cactus, 5505 Walnut St. in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, Monday, June 1, from 7-9 p.m. Chris and Linda Padgett will discuss “Building Basics of a Holy Relationship.” The program is open to anyone ages 21-39, married or single. The suggested donation is $5.
FROM GRIEF TO HEALING
The bereavement team of SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township will offer a five-week program titled “The Emmaus Journey: A Journey from Grief to Healing.” The group will meet Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. starting June 1. Sessions will be in the parish’s cafe, upper level of the school building at 1607 Greentree Road. The meetings will include sharing, support, and the teaching of coping and healing skills. For more information and to register, call 412-563-3189, ext. 204.
IRISH HIGH TEA
The Gaelic Arts Society will present Irish High Tea at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish hall in Homestead. For fun, women can wear hats and gentlemen can wear vintage neckties or hats. The cost is $17, and includes hot tea, scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and more. The registration deadline is June 2. To register, call Lois at 412-863-7119.
S.A.M., Substance Addiction Ministry, for diocesan Vicariate 1 will sponsor a gathering and guest speaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at St. Sebastian Parish in Ross Township. Registered nurse Kathleen Bishop will discuss the addiction cycle. The program also will include praying the rosary for recovery and offer resources and encouragement. The program is open to the public. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God will offer homemade borscht, a traditional cold beet soup, as part of their monthly homemade soup takeout planned for Wednesday, June 10, from 3-6 p.m. at the motherhouse, 3603 McRoberts Road in Whitehall. Also on the menu will be spaetzle and sausage soup, as well as wedding soup. The cost is $5 a quart, and includes two dinner rolls. To place an order, call 412-885-7232 by Thursday, June 4.
MOURNING OUR LOSSES
The public is invited to a free program on grief and bereavement at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m.-noon. Dr. Lillian Meyers, a retired clinical psychologist and bereaved mother, will speak on “Mourning Our Losses Across the Life Cycle: An Emotional and Spiritual Journey.” Her book, “I’m Sorry for Your Loss ... Hope and Guidance in Managing Your Grief,” will be for sale at $15. The program is free and open to the public, with registration requested. To register, call 412-882-8593, ext. 218.
Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge will sponsor a potato/cheese pierogie sale Friday, June 5, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $8 a dozen, sold cooked with butter and onions, or frozen. All pierogies will be provided in containers. To place an order, call 724-266-6010 on the day of the sale only, starting at 6 a.m.
The Greensburg Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a night at the St. Vincent Summer Theater with a performance of the off-Broadway musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Tuesday, June 9, at 8:10 p.m. The musical will feature such oldies at “Lollipop” and “It’s My Party” and will be performed at the theater on the campus of St. Vincent College in Latrobe. The cost is $20. For tickets and information, call Millie Krinock at 724-537-2064, Mary Lou Hamacher at 724-694-9044 or Betty Nemchik at 724-668-7436.
VISIT TO ST. EMMA
A visit to St. Emma Monastery in Greensburg will take place Wednesday, June 24, with a motor coach departing from Sacred Heart School in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood at 12:30 p.m. and returning at 8:30 p.m. The visit will include the history of Benedictine nuns, a reflection, exploring the campus, evening prayer and dinner. The cost is $35 per person. To register, call Father Steven Palsa at 412-661-0187, ext. 124, and leave a message with name and phone number. The registration deadline is Friday, June 12.