Friday August 28, 2015
The deadlines have been advanced for the Sept. 11 and 18 issues of the Pittsburgh Catholic. All Around the Diocese and Calendar of Events items must be submitted by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Items may be submitted by: fax, 412-471-4228; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; mail, Peggy Zezza, 135 First Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2
Rosary and Mass, 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 342 Dorseyville Road, O’Hara Township. Special intentions are for those suffering with mental illnesses. A resource table on mental health information will be available before and after Mass. For more information, call 412-508-5383.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
Devotions and meeting, Apostolate of Fatima, 8 a.m. Mass, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler. Followed by rosary and meeting.
Giant rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Aloysius Parish, 3616 Mount Troy Road, Reserve Township. Featuring 18 rooms of items including back to school supplies, craft items, toys and more. Also, Sunday, Sept. 6, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6
Breakfast brunch buffet, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. Route 422, Pulaski. Menu includes french toast, buttermilk and buckwheat pancakes, eggs, ham, cinnamon rolls and more. The featured syrup is blueberry. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids.
Mass in Polish, 10 a.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Church of St. Peter Parish, 907 Middle Road, Pittsburgh’s North Side. For more information, call 412-921-7589.
AROUND THE DIOCESE
St. Blaise, Midland
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12, 4-9 p.m., Eighth Street in Midland. The ethnic food menu includes haluski, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, gyros, enchilada fries, nachos, pizza, funnel cakes and more. Also featuring games, instant bingo and live music.
BLESSED TERESA FEAST
The feast day of Blessed Teresa will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Maronite Catholic Mission, 3357 Constitution Blvd. in Darlington. The observance begins with exposition and confession from 4-5 p.m., followed by Mass at 5 p.m. The homilist will be Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks. The celebration includes the blessing of a first-class relic.
PRAYER THROUGH SEASONS
The Prayer through the Season series at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The series will use the textbook “The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross.” The program will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 10-11:30 a.m. and repeated at 7-8:30 p.m. The class will be led by Passionist Father Paul Vaeth. A free-will offering will be accepted. To register, call 412-381-7676.
PRAYERS FOR PEACE
As an alternative to the violence, chaos and hate in today’s world, the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Parish in O’Hara Township are sponsoring “Prayers for Peace” to stress the Gospel message of prayer and transformation. The program will start on Friday, Sept. 11, from 7-9 p.m., in the church and will include opening prayers, a reflection by Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler and a reception. On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., participants are invited to spend one hour offering prayers for peace. There will be opportunities throughout the day to participate in different sorts of prayer, including centering prayer, a labyrinth prayer walk, group prayer of the rosary, and time for quiet prayer and reflection inside and outside. A DVD reflection with Richard Rohr will be shown at noon Saturday. There also will be a book sale and resource table. For more information, call 412-508-5383 or e-mail email@example.com.
St. Joseph Parish in Robinson Township will offer the third installment of the ChristLife series titled “Sharing Christ” on Sundays, Sept. 13-Oct. 25, from 7-9 p.m., in Healy Hall. The series teaches Catholics how to evangelize personally as well as a parish community. The program is free and open to the public. To register, call Phil Mackin at 412-559-8636 or Mark Strub at 412-292-5376.
St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning with a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m., in the new Walter Dlubak Athletic Center, 800 Montana Ave. Bishop David Zubik will be the main celebrant. A reception will follow Mass. For more information and to register, call Jane Susa at 724-226-7877 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Oakland Young Adults will host a Theology on Tap gathering for adults ages 21-39 on Monday, Sept. 14, from 7-9 p.m., at Steel Cactus, 5505 Walnut St. in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood. Ron McNamara, a former diplomat, will speak on “Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights.” Appetizers will be served at 7 p.m., and the talk begins at 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5.
The divorced and separated support group jointly sponsored by SS. John and Paul, St. Richard and St. John Neumann parishes will begin its next 13-week cycle of meetings starting Monday, Sept. 14. The meetings are held Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in the Charity Room of the social hall on the campus of St. Richard Parish in Richland Township. The peer group provides support to anyone experiencing the pain of separation and divorce. Topics covered include loneliness, annulment, forgiveness and more. For additional information, call Ralph Joy at 412-741-5456 or e-mail email@example.com.
In conjunction with this adult group, there is also DivorceCare for Kids, which meets at the same time in Room 2 of the social hall on the campus of St. Richard. The program helps kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel. For more information on DC4K, call Erik Palmer at 412-491-5511 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRST SPEAKER IN SERIES
St. Malachy Parish announces its inaugural speakers’ series, which will feature former priests and friends of the parish speaking on topics of relevance to our faith today. The first speaker will be Father Joseph Mele, diocesan secretary for leadership and development and director of the diocesan Department for Post-Ordination Formation. Father Mele will speak on Pope Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the talk.
How is Pope Francis repositioning the Vatican on the world stage? This and other questions will be discussed as the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh presents “Pope Francis: Reshaping the Diplomatic Role of the Vatican” on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Power Center on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. The presenter will be Anne Leahy, former Canadian ambassador to the Holy See. Bishop David Zubik will give introductory remarks, with Ambassador Dan Simpson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette associate editor, serving as moderator. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $40 and includes the VIP reception, $25 for general admission, $10 for clergy and students with IDs, and free for Duquesne University students with an ID. The event is co-sponsored by Duquesne University in collaboration with its Center for International Relations and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. For tickets and more information, call 412-281-7970 or visit www.worldpittsburgh.org.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville will offer the second part of the ChristLife Series titled “Following Christ” from 7-9 p.m. in the parish’s Finley Hall on Wednesdays, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 21. The program is free and open to the public. To register, call Joanna Morgan at 724-348-8056.
GATHERING FOR WOMEN
The Christian Women of Lawrence County will welcome all women to a gathering event titled “Living Our Faith in a World of Change – Maintaining Hope” on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (Mass at 3:15 p.m.), at St. James Parish in Pulaski. The speaker will be Spiritan Father John Sawicki, provincial administrator and faculty member at Duquesne University. The cost is $40, and includes a buffet luncheon. Pre-registration is required. To register, mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address, along with a check (made payable to Katie Mazzei) to Katie Mazzei, 1729 Pulaski Road, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
The 29th annual benefit luncheon for seminarians of the diocese is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, in O’Connor Hall on the campus of St. Paul Seminary in Crafton. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for cards and board games, with lunch served at noon. The luncheon includes a choice of chicken Marsala, crab cakes or penne pasta. The donation is $30. The benefit is sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Pittsburgh Diocesan Committee. For reservations or more information, call Johanna Leonard at 412-231- 0931 or Laraine McGinnis at 724-263-2161.
BANQUET FOR LIFE
People Concerned for the Unborn Child will hold the 2015 PCUC Banquet for Life on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 5-9 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hilton in Cranberry Township. Jason Jones, producer for the 2006 award-winning film “Bella,” will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $65 for adults, $45 for students. For more information and tickets, call 412-531-9272.
LUNCH WITH FR. SCOTT
The annual fun and fashion luncheon with Capuchin Father Scott Seethaler is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, at the South Hills Country Club, 4305 Brownsville Road in Whitehall. Doors will open at 11 a.m, with lunch served at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35, with proceeds benefiting the Anna Seethaler Hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. For information on purchasing tickets, call Beth Svirbel at 412-885-4410.
• St. Fidelis Parish will hold its 18-hole scramble at Hiland Public Golf Course, 106 St. Wendelin Road in East Butler, on Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $75 per person or $300 for a foursome, and includes the round of golf, cart and dinner, as well as a continental breakfast, hot dogs at the turn, beverages on the course, photos of the foursome, raffle ticket, snacks and more. The registration deadline is Sept. 20. For more information and to register, call the parish office at 724-482-2690.
• The second annual “Golf FORE Families” charity golf outing benefiting Providence Family Support Center will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, at Wildwood Golf Club, 2195 Sample Road in Allison Park. The outing begins at 10 a.m. with registration and the opening of the driving range and putting green, followed by lunch at 11 a.m and a shotgun start at noon. A cocktail hour and silent auction will be held at 5:30 p.m, followed by dinner and a program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $185 for individuals and $700 for foursome, and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, prizes and more. Dinner only is $50. To register and for more information, call Sister Carolyn Winschel at 412-766-3811.
SACRED MUSIC CONCERT
Catholic Cemeteries Association will hold its first concert titled “Sacred Music in Sacred Space: A Concert in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary” Sunday, Oct. 11, at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel Mausoleum in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required since seating is limited. To reserve a space, call 412-586-3999.
CRAFTERS AND VENDORS
• Applications are being accepted from crafters and vendors for the Ladies’ Guild annual Christmas craft show on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Holy Trinity School in Robinson Township. For more information, call 412-787-1822.
• Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin invites crafters and vendors to participate in the craft and vendor show Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors can set up at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 per table or $20 for a table with electricity. To reserve a table, call Barbara Price at 412-466-7125
St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.
• Retreat for women, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. Presented by Father Peter Horton. Attendees can celebrate Mass before at 8:15 a.m. or following the retreat at 12:05 p.m. A continental breakfast will be provided, and a free-will offering will be accepted. For reservations, call Ethel DeIuliis at 412-287-6768.
Gilmary Center, 601 Flaugherty Run Road, Findlay Township, 412-264-8400 www.gilmarycenter.org.
• Confirmation retreat, Saturday, Sept. 12, 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Includes talks, lunch and Mass. For more information and to register, call 412-264-8400.