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Thursday July 02, 2015


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


Night of praise, worship and inspirational talk, 7-9 p.m., Keefer Hall of Our Lady of Grace Parish, 310 Kane Blvd., Scott Township. Sponsored by the People of God Community. For more information, call 412-262-2351 or visit www.pogpgh.org.

Buried treasure rummage sale, July 9-11 during parish festival, St. Joseph Parish, 1304 Fourth Ave., Coraopolis.


Summer visit day for high school students, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless Township. The event includes a free picnic lunch, campus tour, overview of the admissions process and more. For more information and to register, call 412-536-1272 or visit www.laroche.edu/visitdays.


Farmer’s market, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., campus of St. Agnes Parish, 1 Church St., Richeyville. Items for sale include fresh produce, plants, hand-crafted soaps, local wine, honey and more. Also, featuring a roast beef dinner.

Meeting, Secular Carmelites of St. Teresa, 1-4 p.m., St. Paul Monastery, 543 Bunker Hill Road, Kittanning. For more information, call 724-360-4041.

Memorial prayer service, 3 p.m., Calvary Cemetery, 718 Hazelwood Ave., Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Sponsored by Catholic Cemeteries Association. For more information, call 412-521-9133.



A novena in preparation for the solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be prayed at the Carmelite Monastery in Latrobe from July 8-July 16. The novena will be prayed in conjunction with the 7 a.m. Mass (8 a.m. on Sunday). Intentions to be remembered in the novena can be sent to Carmelite Monastery, 5206 Center Drive, Latrobe, Pa. 15650.


New entertainment has been added to the schedule for St. Angela Merici’s parish festival, to be held on parish grounds in White Oak, Thursday-Saturday, July 9-11, from 7-11 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Saturday). Nightly entertainment on the big stage includes: Thursday, Rockin Thru the Ages; Friday, The Soul Searchers; Saturday, The Belairs (doo wop group). Nightly entertainment includes Chuck Caputo and disc jockey K.C. Jones. For more information, call 412-672-9641. ORGAN CONCERTS

St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood announces its summer series of organ concerts beginning July 12. The concerts start at 4 p.m., and are free and open to the public. The schedule of local talent performing: July 12, Sarah Wannamaker; July 19, Ethan LaPlaca; July 26, John Henninger; Aug. 9, Jeremy Bruns; Aug. 16, Don Fellows; Aug. 23, Anthony Williams; and Aug. 30, Alistair Stout.


Children in preschool through sixth grade are invited to attend a vacation Bible school at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church of St. Peter Parish, Monday-Friday, July 13-17, from 6:30-8 p.m. Students will learn about Jesus through stories, songs, games and community gatherings. The registration fee is $1. To register or for more information, call the religious education office at 412-321-3186.


The Knights of Columbus Council 10411 of St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township welcomes your donations to the annual back-to-school drive benefiting students attending Holy Sepulcher School in Glade Mills. Items such as pencils, paper and pens are being collected from July 16 through Sept. 7 at Famous Footwear stores on Route 8 in Gibsonia and at the Pittsburgh Mills Shopping Center in Frazer Township. Donors receive a $10-off coupon for purchases of $50 or more.


The 92nd annual Slovak Day will be held on Thursday, July 16, at Kennywood Amusement Park in West Mifflin. The highlight of the day will be the celebration of a Slovak Liturgy at 4 p.m. in the main pavilion (behind Garfield’s Revenge ride). Bishop Edward Malesic, newly ordained bishop of Greensburg, will be the main celebrant. Following Mass will be a repertoire of Slovak music and dances presented by the Pittsburgh Area Slovak Folk Ensemble and the Pittsburgh Slovakians. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for those 55 years of age and older. A coupon will be available for those 70 years or over to be paid at the gate for $11 plus tax. For tickets and coupons, call Sue Ondrejco at 412-421-1204 or Father Joseph Grosko at 412-466-6545.


Young Adults in Christ is a Catholic faith community of adults in their 20s and 30s. The group meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a Bible study at Panera Bread in the Pittsburgh Mills Shopping Center in Frazer Township. The group studies the upcoming Sunday Mass readings or short passages in Scripture. For more information on joining, call or text Anna Dice at 1-878-302-7829 or e-mail youngadultsinchristdiopitt@gmail.com.


St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, 148 Monastery Ave., Pittsburgh’s South Side.

• Weekend retreat, “Encountering Jesus in His Holy Shroud,” beginning with dinner at 6:10 p.m. Friday, July 10 (registration starts at 1:30 p.m.), through noon Sunday, July 12. Presented by Donald Nohs, director of the Confraternity of the Passion International and expert on the Shroud of Turin. Presentations: “The History of the Shroud”; “The Passion of Jesus”; and “Shroud and the Gospel.” The cost is $240, and includes accommodations and five meals. To register, call 412-381-7676 or e-mail jcolaizzi@cpprov.org.

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