Friday March 07, 2014
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
“Irishfest”, 4-6 p.m. dinner, 7-10 p.m. music, Sacred Heart Parish, 154 Orchard Ave., Emsworth. Music provided by Carnival of Souls. Menu includes soda bread, home-cooked Irish stew and more. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children under 5. A supervised movie room is available for younger children. For information, call 412-766-0890.
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
Pancake and sausage breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Wendelin Church hall, 210 St. Wendelin Road, Carbon Center. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
“Spring Into Fashion,” show, 1:30 p.m., gathering space of St. James Parish, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Tickets are $10. For information and tickets, call 412-741-2845.
MONDAY, MARCH 10
Open house, for nursing students, 4-6:30 p.m., Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center on the campus of La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township.
Happy hour, to learn about Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale, 5-8 p.m., Wigle Whiskey, 2401 Smallman St., Pittsburgh’s Strip District. For information, visit www.changeheart.brownpapertickets.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
Meeting, Western Pennsylvania Chesterton Society, 7:30 p.m. For location and other information, call Vicki at 724-453-3524.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
Prayer gathering, in preparation for the Three Rivers Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham, to be held Aug. 15-17, 7 p.m., Victory Family Church, 21150 Route 19, Cranberry Township.
Presentation, 7 p.m., Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center on the campus of La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd, McCandless Township. The Literary Society will host author Melanie Linn Gutowski, who will speak on her book “Pittsburgh’s Mansions.” Program is free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
St. Patrick’s Day dinner, 6:30-10 p.m., St. James School gym, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Menu includes baked chicken, stuffed cabbage, salad, green beans, baked potato and more. Music provided by disc jockey Lou Frishkorn. Tickets are $15, and must be purchased in advance. For tickets and information, call 412-741-6650 or visit www.saintjames-church.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
Pancake and sausage breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Christopher Parish hall, 229 N. Franklin St., Prospect. Cost is $6 for adults, $2 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6.
Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Resurrection Cemetery, 100 Resurrection Road, Moon Township. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association.
Friday March 07, 2014
VIBRANT, RELEVANT CHURCH
St. Joseph Spirituality Center will offer the course “Building a Vibrant, Relevant Church: Insights from Vatican II,” presented by St. Joseph Sister Marguerite Kropinak. The course focuses on the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (“Lumen Gentium”) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (“Gaudium et Spes”). The program will be at St. Athanasius Parish in West View on Tuesdays, March 11, 18 and 25, from 7-9 p.m., and at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pleasant Hills on Thursdays, March 13, 20 and 27, from 7-9 p.m. The course offers six elective credits from the diocesan Department for Religious Education. The fee is $25. To register, call 724-869-6587.
The public is invited to a St. Patrick’s oldies dance on Saturday, March 15, in the social hall of the Friendship campus of St. Maria Goretti Parish, 300 Edmond St. in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, from 8 p.m.-midnight (doors open at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and include beer, pop, water and snacks. The dance is co-sponsored by the Catholic Community of Bloomfield’s food pantry. For tickets and group reservations, call Maria at 412-441-1028 or the parish office at 412-621-5199.
La Roche College invites the public to a “Catholic Common Ground Conversation” on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. to discuss “An Evaluation of the First Year of Francis’ Ministry as the Bishop of Rome.” Father Thomas Schaefer, associate vice president for academic affairs, will facilitate the conversation. The event will be in the Ryan Room of the Zappala College Center on the college’s McCandless Township campus. The program is free and open to the public. To register, call Gina Miller at 412-536-1085 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dr. Anna Gaines will speak on “How to Stay Vibrant As We Age” at a lunch/tea on Saturday, March 22, at Butler Country Club, 310 Country Club Road in Butler. The program will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and includes a lunch of ham or chicken croissant. It is sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. The cost is $25. For tickets, call Dorey at 724-287-0301 or Patti at 724-282-4936.
Chocolate Sunday will be Sunday, March 23, from 2-5 p.m. at Seven Oaks Country Club, 132 Lisbon Road in Beaver. Guests will be able to visit vendors and receive samples of chocolate, candy, cake and more. Sponsored by the Marion Gordon Auxiliary, proceeds benefit McGuire Memorial. The cost is $20. For tickets, call 724-847-2313.
SILVER RING THING
The Silver Ring Thing will bring its new program, “One Night Stand,” to SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township on Friday, March 21, and Quigley Catholic High School in Baden on Saturday, March 22. Geared for middle- and high-school students, the event begins at 7 p.m., with a separate parent session to help parents talk with their children about chastity. The cost is $6 if ordered online and $8 at the door, with an optional ring available for purchase at $20. To register, visit www.silverringthing.com.
BIBLE ON BROADWAY
The Strand Theater in Zelienople has created a new live production titled “Bible on Broadway” in celebration of the Broadway musicals based on biblical stories. The production will feature songs from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Godspell,” “Children of Eden,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and more. The production was inspired by the Strand’s Broadway concert series. Performances will feature a professional local cast and a children’s choir. The Strand Theater is at 119 N. Main St. in Zelienople. The performances will be Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. Group rates are available. For tickets and more information, call 724-742-0400, or visit www.thestrandtheater.org.
The Villa Farm in Villa Maria is taking applications for its Community Supported Agriculture program. Also known as subscription farming, a CSA program consists of individual members who pledge support to a farm. Villa Maria Farm commits to providing a CSA member with fresh, naturally grown vegetables, flowers and herbs, while members provide monetary support. A farm share allows members to participate in an 18-week growing season, typically starting in mid-June and running through mid-October. A variety of shares will be offered at different costs. The deadline for receiving signed member applications/contracts is April 1. Two payment plans are available, with full payment due by June 2. For more information, call John Moreira at 724-964-8920, ext. 3385, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.humilityofmary.org.
FISH FRIES Below is a listing of fish fries in addition to those listed in the Feb. 21 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic.
St. Agnes, Richeyville
Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., parish social hall, 2 Church St. Menu includes fish, shrimp, soup, french fries, crab cakes, wraps, pierogies, cole slaw, potato pancakes, tuna hoagies, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage and noodles. Takeout is available. For information and takeout orders, call 724-632-5857.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie
Ash Wednesday and Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Luke Hall, 330 Third Ave. Menu includes fried or baked fish sandwich, fish dinner, shrimp, crab cakes, pierogies and more. Prices are $9 and up. Takeout is available. For information, call 412-276-1011.
Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church, Scott Township
Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-7:30 p.m., social hall, 1000 Lindsay Road. Menu includes fried and baked fish, salads, macaroni and cheese, and more. Featuring a variety of Lebanese side dishes. Cost: dinner with two sides, $10; dinner with choice of all sides, $12; fish sandwich, $6. Credit cards accepted. For more information, call 412-278-0841 or visit www.olov.info.
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Carnegie
Fridays of Lent, except Good Friday, 4-7 p.m., Ukrainian-American Citizens Club, 302 Mansfield Blvd. Highlight is Irish potato nachos, featuring build your own “fixins” buffet that includes hot cheese, sour cream, salsa and jalapeno peppers. Also featuring homemade haluski, shrimp bisque, fried and baked fish, baked potatoes, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and homemade baked goods for sale.
Below is listing of parish activities for Lent in addition to those listed in the Feb. 28 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic.
St. Agnes, Richeyville
• Presentation led by Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler, Monday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 2, following 9 a.m. Mass.
• Lenten penance service, Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m., with confession.
• Fridays of Lent, starting March 7, 6 p.m., led by Father Edward Yuhas.
St. Camillus, Neshannock Township
• New evangelization workshop, Saturdays, March 8 and 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., in McGurk Hall.
• Healing Mass, Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m., church.
• Confessions, Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
• Seder meal, Sunday, April 13, 5 p.m. McGurk Hall.
• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, March 7-April 11, 7 p.m., church.
Good Samaritan, Ambridge & St. John the Baptist, Baden
• Women’s Bible study, “Mary and Martha Monday,” March 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Church. Study is for women of all ages, and features a DVD presentation by Anita Gutschick, as well as time to pray, share and fellowship. For information, call Susan at 724-266-6565, ext. 17.
• Catholic spiritual study, “Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues,” using Father Robert Barron’s DVD presentation. Schedule: Wednesdays, March 12-April 2, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Good Samaritan Church; Thursdays, March 13-April 3, 7-8 p.m. St. John the Baptist Parish, Baden; Fridays, March 14-April 4, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph House Convent of Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge. Cost is $15 each session, and includes study guide. For information, call 724-266-6565, ext. 17.
• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, 2:30 and 7 p.m., Good Samaritan Church, 6:30 p.m. St. John the Baptist Parish.
St. Hilary, Washington
• Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
• Living Stations of the Cross, Sunday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., performed by youth group of St. Ferdinand Parish.
St. Margaret Mary, Moon Township
• Lenten evening prayer, with adoration, Scripture and Benediction, Sundays of Lent, March 9-April 13, 6 p.m., church.
St. Raphael, Morningside
• Young adult ministry Lenten study, using Father Robert Barron’s DVD Catholicism series, Thursdays, March 6-April 3, 7 p.m., St. Raphael School Library.
• Penance service, Wednesday, April 9, 7 p.m., church.
• Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, 7 p.m., church.
• St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, is selling pierogies from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, March 6 through April 11. Potato and cheese pierogies are sold hot. Potato and cheese, cabbage and potato and sauerkraut are sold frozen. Additional menu items also include homemade soup, haluski, macaroni and cheese, homemade bread paska and raisin paska, and other breads. Walk-ins welcome. To place an order, call 412-678-2206.
• St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church, 2336 Brownsville Road in Carrick, will hold pierogie sales on Fridays during Lent, except Good Friday, noon-6 p.m. Varieties include potato/cheese, sauerkraut, cabbage and cottage cheese. Prices start at $7 per dozen. Haluski will also be sold. To place an order, call 412-881-8344.
The public is invited to join in the sixth annual Ole’ 5K Run/walk on Saturday, April 5, to benefit the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the Pie Traynor Field in North Park. Early registration fee is $20, if registered by March 11. For more information, visit www.ole5k.com.
The women’s group of St. Pius X Parish in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood will host a day of prayer on Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Led by Father John Marcucci, the retreat will offer inspiration, guidance, prayer, reflection, reconciliation and Eucharist. Offering is $15 and includes buffet lunch. To register, call 412-563-1588 by March 10.
EVENING OF RECOLLECTION
Chorbishop John Faris will lead a Lenten evening of recollection on Thursday, March 13, at the Bishop William Connare Center in Greensburg, starting with a gathering at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Southwestern Pennsylvania District of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the event is free and open to the public. A social will follow.
The diocesan Tribunal Office will sponsor 45-minute presentations about the nullity process at two parishes in each of the four vicariates, starting at 7 p.m. The talks are directed toward those who have a desire and need for adult education regarding the subject. Presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended for planning purposes. For more information and to register, call 412-456-3033 or e-mail email@example.com. Schedule: March 18, St. Camillus, Neshannock Township; March 25, Ascension, Ingram; March 31, St. Fidelis, Meridian; April 2, St. Thomas More, Bethel Park; April 3, St. Athanasius, West View; April 8, North American Martyrs, Monroeville; and April 10, Ave Maria, Bentleyville.
Friday March 07, 2014
St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 1020 State St., Baden.
• Spring retreat for women, “Eyes Wide Open,” Friday through Sunday, March 7-9. Retreat offers time for input, sharing and reflection. Retreat is led by Kathy Cercone, St. Joseph Sister Mary Catherine Cudnik, Judy Lewis and St. Joseph Sister Diane McCalley. Fee is $120 and includes meals, lodging and program. To register, call 724-869-6587.
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, March 21, through noon Sunday, March 23.
Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave, West View.
• Retreat, “Presence and Absence, Aspects of a Life with God,” Friday through Sunday, March 28-30. Directed by Father Howard Campbell, and sponsored by the Order of Secular Discalced Carmelites. Cost is $150, and includes room and meals. To register, call Suzanne at 412-884-3126.
Mother of Eucharist Convent, 6100 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport.
• Young’s women’s discernment retreat, for ages 16-30, 4 p.m. Friday, March 28, through 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30. To register, call Sister Christina at 1-570-745-3334.