Thursday August 14, 2014
TUESDAY, AUG. 19
Divine Mercy holy hour, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for healing, Divine Mercy chaplet and Benediction.
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Garage sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Benedict the Abbot Parish, 120 Abington Drive, Peters Township. Sale includes clothing, toys, decorations, bedding and more, and is sponsored by the Women of St. Benedict. Also, Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 23
Spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor home, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children.
SUNDAY, AUG. 24
Cabbage roll dinner, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Agnes Parish, 4 Church St., Richeyville. Cost is $8, and includes cabbage rolls, potatoes, beans or corn, applesauce and dessert. Takeout available, call 724-632-5857.
Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., All Saints Cemetery, 1560 Brinton Ave., Braddock. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association.
Free organ concert, 4 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Organist Jennifer Zoellner-Marshall will perform. Free-will offering accepted. For information, call 412-621- 6082.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill will host a jazz concert Friday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The Brendan Lowery Trio, featuring vocalist Sam Brooks, will perform on the lawn. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine will be sold. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free-will offering will be taken.
OUR LADY PILGRIMAGE
“Theotokos, Fountain of Mercy” is the theme of the 80th annual pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at Mount St. Macrina, 500 W. Main St. in Uniontown, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31. Schedule provides many opportunities for participation in the Divine Liturgy of the Byzantine Catholic Church. Includes matins, vespers, sacrament of reconciliation, healing and anointing services, and more. Pilgrims can also walk the grounds and visit the various shrines. For information, visit www.sistersofstbasil.org.
The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, part of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and CHE Trinity Health, will host “Foundations of Faith Community Nursing,” a four-day, 34-credit preparation course for faith community nurses and lay health ministers. The course will be in two parts, Fridays through Saturdays, Sept. 12-13 and Oct. 3-4. Both sessions will take place at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. Times will vary. Cost is $395 per person, and includes materials and free parking. Upon successful completion of the four-day course, nurses are commissioned as faith community nurses and receive 34 hours of continuing education credits. For more information, call 412-232-5815. To register, visit http://www.pmhs.org/parish-nurse-program/education-and-resources.aspx. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 5.
St. Clare of Assisi Montessori Preschool, 622 Delaware Ave. in Clairton, is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Classes for children ages 3, 4 and 5 are held three and five days a week. For information, call 412-233-7870. To schedule a tour, call Frances Bindas at 412-226-1296.
St. Wendelin Parish in Carbon Center will have its 19th annual golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 21, at Hiland Golf Course, 106 St. Wendelin Road in Butler. Cost is $75, and includes 18 holes of golf with riding cart, hot dogs on turn, best-putter contest and more. A steak dinner will close the day’s events. To register, call Jim Young at 724-283-3939.
SACRED HEART REUNION
Sacred Heart High School Class of 1954 will hold its 60th class reunion Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 4-5. Classmates are invited to meet for dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Rock Bottom Restaurant in the Waterfront Shopping Center, West Homestead. On Sunday, Oct. 5, classmates will meet in the vestibule of Sacred Heart Church in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood to attend the 11:30 a.m. Mass as a group. A luncheon will follow at the Rock Bottom Restaurant. Carpools are being coordinated. For information, call Sally Koryak Rieger at 412-242-9323 or Sylvia Goda at 412-461-7663.
The Village Singers of the TriCounty Choir Institute are auditioning through Labor Day. Singers are taught Estill voice techniques, making it one of three community choirs in the country using the techniques. The Village Singers presented the Passion play “Why Must He Die?” for 28 years. For an audition, call Linda Wallace at 412-741-3463, or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon is presenting an 11-week Bible study about the Book of Revelation on Mondays from 7-9 p.m., Sept. 8-Nov. 24 in the parish’s Clairvaux Hall. Each class includes one-hour DVD presentation with Jeff Cavins and small group discussion. No previous Bible study is required. Cost is $30 for study materials if registered by Monday, Aug. 18, or $35 if registered Aug. 19-Sept. 7. For more information, call Julianna at 412-531-0559, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.