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Friday April 17, 2015


All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Augustine Hall of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 225 37th St., Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12.


Divine Mercy holy hour, 7 p.m., St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Includes prayers for family healing, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.

Marian-Medjugorje Mass and devotions, 7 p.m., St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side. For more information, call 412-381-1188.


Rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Little Sisters Home for the eldery, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh's Brighton Heights neighborhood. Items for sale include clothing, books, jewelry and more. also, Also Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 (bag sale on Saturday(. For information, call 412-307-1100.


Flea market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Frawley Hall of St. Valentine Parish, 2710 Ohio St., Bethel Park. Admission is $1. 

Open house, for high school students and their families, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. The program includes a tour of the campus, an information session on financial aid and more. Light refreshments and a complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-536-1272.

Mass, “for Thomas Merton,” in celebration of his 100th birthday, 7 p.m. St. Mary of the Mount Parish, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington neighborhood. Father Michael Stumpf will be the celebrant.

Bingo, 7:15 p.m., Our Lady of Joy Parish, 2000 O’Block Road, Holiday Park. Sponsored by the Holy Name Society.


Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, 204 Cemetery Lane, Pittsburgh’s North Side. Sponsored by the Catholic Cemeteries Association. For more information, call 412-521-9133.



The Pittsburgh Mass Mob group, which celebrates the art, architecture and history of local churches, will gather for Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 19, at St. Stanislaus Church of St. Patrick-St. Stanislaus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. A tour of the church will follow Mass. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Pittsburgh-Mass-Mob, or visit the Pittsburgh Mass Mob page on Facebook.


The Lawrence County Chapter of Theology on Tap will hold a gathering for adults in their 20s and 30s on Thursday, April 23, from 7-9:30 p.m., at Shakespeare’s, 1495 Mercer Road in Ellwood City. The speaker will be WPXI-TV reporter Brandon Hudson. For more information, call 724-856-0897 or e-mail TOTLCC@gmail.com.


William Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at East Catholic School in Forest Hills at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Eighth-grade teacher Sue Zitelli has been directing the annual Shakespeare play production for 31 years. This year’s play is a comedy depicting the courtship of Petruchio and Katherina. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door.


Pastors, laity, counselors, social workers, nurses, caregivers and volunteers are invited to the 15th annual Pittsburgh Pastoral Care Conference on Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Road in Sewickley. The conference will focus on the such pastoral care concerns as addiction and recovery, mental health and wellness, marriage, community outreach and more. The keynote speaker will be Reid Carpenter, president emeritus of Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, who will present “The Holy Spirit on Fire in Pittsburgh.” Continuing education credits are available. The cost ranges from $15-$60. For more information, visit www.pghpc.org.


St. Ursula School in Allison Park will host “Paint Nite” on Friday, April 24. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with painting beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the parish social hall. The cost is $45 per person, and includes all materials. No experience in painting is necessary. The event is open to any adult ages 21 and over. Registration is required. To register, visit www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/pittsburgh/876145.


A performance of the drama “Therese: The Story of a Soul” will be held at St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park on Sunday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Produced by St. Luke Productions, the show will be performed by Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Defilippis. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door or through the parish office. For tickets and more information, call 412-833-003, e-mail parishoffice@stmpgh.org or visit www.stmpgh.org.


The Women’s Guild of St. Wendelin Parish in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood will host a luncheon and Chinese auction on Sunday, April 26, at St. Albert the Great Parish, 3198 Schieck St. in Baldwin. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15, and includes lunch catered by Ches Anthony. For tickets and information, call Jean Beck at 412-881-9283.


Afternoon tea will be served in Oldenski Hall of St. Ferdinand Parish in Cranberry Township on Sunday, May 3. The event will feature themed tables, tea, scones, tea sandwiches, dessert, raffles, door prizes and more. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10 and free for children 3 and under. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call 724-779-3986 by Sunday, April 27.


The Young Adults in Christ Faith series, for ages 18-39, will continue on Thursday, April 30, at the Anchor Inn in Natrona Heights. Food and a social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with special guest Father Bradley LePage speaking at 7 p.m. For more information, call or text Anna Dice at 1-878-302-7829 or e-mail youngadultsinchristdiopitt.com.


The music ministry of St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon will present the following concerts in May: “Durufle Requiem: A Concert by the St. Vincent Camerata,” Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.; soprano Erin Schmura in recital, Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.; “A Mystical Celebration of Byzantine Voices and Sacred Organ from Easter to Pentecost,” Sunday, May 24, 4 p.m.; “Made in America,” featuring parish choirs, Sunday, May 31, 4 p.m. The concerts are free and open to the public, with a free-will offering accepted.


Good Shepherd Parish in Braddock and North Braddock will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a dinner dance on Sunday, May 3, at the VFW in East Pittsburgh, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. The event will include a dinner buffet, cash bar, Chinese auction and music for dancing provided by the Walt Merriman Trio. The cost is $30. For reservations, call the parish office at 412-271-1515.


St. Louise de Marillac Parish in Upper St. Clair is holding a natural family planning class on Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m., in the parish’s LeGras Hall. The cost is $60. To register, contact Debbie Natali at 412-851-9406 or e-mail debbienatali@rocketmail.com.


Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York City, will join Bishop David Zubik at the 33rd annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Charities on Friday, May 15, at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh, beginning at 6 p.m. During dinner, Bishop Zubik will present Caritas awards to Cardinal Dolan, the MSA Safety Co., the Ryan family and three Butler Catholic parishes (St. Michael the Archangel, St. Peter and St. Paul). A special video tribute to John and Rhodora Donahue will be featured. For tickets and more information, call Kelli Mainous at 412-456-6950 or visit www.ccpgh.org.


Reunion committee members are seeking alumni from the St. Sebastian School Class of 1964 for a reunion to be held on Saturday, Aug. 22. If you are a class member and have not received reunion information, call the school at 412-364-7171.


Epiphany Association, 820 Crane Ave., Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood.

• “Tending the Garden of Faith,” Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.-noon. Dr. Susan Muto will present “Jacopone da Todi.” The cost is $25. To register, call 412-341-7494 by May 6.


The day of recollection at Martina Spiritual Renewal Center, 5244 Clarwin Ave. in West View, listed in the April 3 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic, included an incorrect date. The day of recollection will be Sunday, April 26, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionist Father Paul Vaeth will be the presenter. The program will include Mass, confession, conferences and a holy hour. The program is sponsored by the St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Carmelite Community of Pittsburgh. The cost is $30, and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, call Patty at 412-486-0456.

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