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Friday July 31, 2015


Giant rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Aloysius Parish, 3616 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Featuring 18 rooms of items, including toys, furniture, jewelry and more. Also, Sunday, Aug. 2, 12:30-3:30 p.m. For information, call 412-821-3610

. Mass and meeting, World Apostolate of Fatima (Beaver Valley Blue Army), Mass at 9 a.m. (confessions at 8:15 a.m.), followed by rosary and meeting, St. John the Baptist Parish, 375 Linmore Ave., Baden. New members welcome. For information, call Colleen at 724-375-3846.


Rosary to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, with special intention for those suffering mental health issues, 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 342 Dorseyville Road, O’Hara Township. For information, call 412-508-5383.


Rummage sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood. Variety of items for sale, including clothing, furniture, books and more. All proceeds benefit the residents. Also, Friday, Aug 7, and bag sale Saturday, Aug. 8.


Summer visit days for high school students, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. Includes free picnic lunch, campus tour, overview of the admissions process and more. To register, call 412-536-1272 or e-mail admissions@laroche.edu.


Flea market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Parish, 2005 Mohawk Road, Upper St. Clair. Includes a variety of items for sale, including children’s clothing, sports items, books, small furniture and more. For more information, call 412-835-7800 or visit www.stgregoryusc.org.


Bingo, 1:30 p.m. (doors open at noon, early birds at 1 p.m.), St. Rita Parish, 219 W. Schwab Ave., Munhall Gardens. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For tickets, call Kim at 412-461-4204 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Organ concert, 4 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. Featured organist is Jeremy Bruns. The concert is free and open to public.

Friday July 31, 2015

The Mission Group of Saint Richard Parish in Richland Township is sponsoring a Pig Roast on Sunday Aug. 2 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Parish social hall. There will be a complete buffet which will include pork, chicken and hot dogs. A free will offering will benefit the parish sponsored orphanage in Patzun, Guatemala. Handcrafted Guatemalan items will also be on sale. For more information, please contact the parish office at 724-444- 1971.


St. Catherine of Siena, Beechview

Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 5-8, 7-10:30 p.m., church grounds on Broadway Avenue (next to Port Authority Red Line “T” stop at Belasco Avenue). The festival features the return of the “incredible” flea market. Other highlights include a photo booth, bingo, basket raffles, games of skill and chance, money raffles, a baked goods booth, kids’ games and more. Featuring Latino night on Friday.

St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township

Friday, Aug. 7, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 5-11 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 9, 4-9 p.m., parish campus, 2535 Rochester Road. Featuring concession booths, craft booths, games, a giant white elephant flea market, bingo, “Spirit of St. Ferdinand” train rides, kiddieland and more. For more information, call 724-776-2888 or visit www.stferd.org.

Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi

“Festival of Nations,” Saturday, Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., church grounds, Seventh Street and Fallowfield Avenue. Featuring homemade ethnic food booths, homemade baked goods, a specialty basket raffle, children’s games, a cash prize raffle, games of chance and entertainment.


The public is invited to Our Lady of Grace Parish in Scott Township for a free organ recital on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 3 p.m. in celebration of festival week at the parish. Parishioner Nick Capozzoli will perform a variety of classical and modern pieces. Light refreshments will be served following concert.


The public is invited to the courtyard of St. Patrick Church of St. Patrick-St. Stanislaus Parish in Pittsburgh’s Strip District on Saturday, Aug. 1, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Padraig Pearse’s graveside eulogy that is believed to have triggered events that ultimately led to the establishment of the Irish Republic. Alan Stanford, director and actor at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater, will recite the oration. An old-fashioned Irish wake will follow at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle in the Strip District. For more information, visit www.pittsburghremembers1916.com.


Transfiguration Parish in Russellton extends an invitation to anyone impacted by drug abuse, including users, family members of users and former dealers, to pray a novena to St. Michael the Archangel for God’s grace to liberate those oppressed by drugs. The prayer will be prayed on Sundays at 11:15 a.m., from Aug. 2 through Sept. 27. The novena will culminate with Mass on the feast of SS. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Mass will be offered for the special intention of healing for those craving drugs and for dealers to turn away from business.


People are invited to learn the tools for becoming a parish of intentional disciples at a workshop on Friday, Aug. 28, from 8:30- 10:30 a.m., at St. Therese of Avila Parish in Perrysville. Katherine Coolidge, coordinator for the Catherine of Siena Institute, will present the tools created by Sherry Weddell to help a parish form intentional disciples. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. The program is free. To register, call 412-367-9001, ext. 584, or visit www.evangelizePittsburgh.com.


A weekend Emmaus retreat for women is being planned at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd. in McCandless Township, from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, through 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. Led by laywomen, Emmaus is a weekend for women to encounter or rediscover Christ. The retreat includes time for reflection, reconnecting, relaxing and rejoicing. The cost is $185. There is limited availability, and registration fills quickly. To register or for more information, call Karla Gribben at 412-758-1296 or Clare Giuffre at 412-298-8252, or e-mail petiteteach1258@yahoo.com or cdgiuffre@hotmail.com.


Auditions for the 2015-16 diocesan choir season are being scheduled. The choir, under the direction of Father Jim Chepponis, sings for major diocesan events at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. There are openings in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. Potential members need to be good singers, capable sight readers (due to limited rehearsal schedule) and at least 18 years of age. Rehearsals are held at St. John Capistran Parish in Upper St. Clair. To schedule an audition, call Doris Anne at 412-456-3042 by Aug. 24.


St. Elizabeth School in Pleasant Hills is offering an optional full-day preschool for 4-year-olds. The full-day preschool is available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Half-day morning sessions are also offered. For more information or to arrange a visit, call 412- 881-2958 or contact preschool teacher Sue Lydon at slydon@st- elizabeth.org.


The July 17 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic had an incorrect date for the Sister Eileen Charity Gold Classic. The event will be held on Monday, Aug. 31, at South Hills Country Club in Whitehall. Proceeds benefit residents at Marian Manor in Pittsburgh’s Green Tree neighborhood, Vincentian Home in McCandless Township and Vincentian de Marillac in Pittsburgh’s Stanton Heights neighborhood. For more information and to register, call 412-548-4056 or visit www.vcs.org.

The monthly calendar in the July 24 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic incorrectly listed the date of the seventh annual Catholic Charities Golf Classic. The outing is being held on Monday, Sept. 14, at Longue Vue Gold Club, 400 Longue Vue Drive in Verona. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $400 per single player, with proceeds benefiting Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh’s Free Health Care Center. For more information and to register, call 412-456-6695 or e-mail HCCgolf@ccpgh.org, or visit www.freecarepgh.org.


Gilmary Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Findlay Township, www.gilmarycenter.org.

• Young People’s Beginning Experience weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-9. The program provides a safe and secure environment where teenagers ages 13-18 can express their feelings of pain due to the loss of a parent through death or changed parental relationship through divorce or separation. For more information, visit www.BeginningExperience.org, or make a confidential call to Carol at 412-295-7026 or Steve at 412-720-8694.

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