PARISH FESTIVAL GUIDE
Below is a listing of parish festivals occurring throughout the diocese from May through October.
May | June | July | August | September | October
St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon
“May Mart,” Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, 6-10 p.m. (4-10 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for white elephant sale on Saturday) parish campus, 311 Washington Road. Thursday includes spaghetti dinner, 4-6 p.m., and bingo, 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday feature ethnic food booths, games and live entertainment. White elephant/book sale, Friday, 6-10 p.m. (pre-sale) Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Ethnic food booths include Italian, Irish, Lebanese, Polish, haluski, kielbasa, pierogies, Vietnamese, southern barbecue and more. Featured food items include St. Bernard’s apple pie, funnel cakes, Rita’s Italian Ice, ice cream sundaes, lemonade and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7-7:30 p.m., Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, 7:45-8:45 p.m., Miguel Garcia Group; Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m., Guaranteed Irish, 7:45-9 p.m., Cropdusters, 9-10:30 p.m., Port Vue. For more information, visit http://stbernardfestival.com.
St. Rita, Munhall Gardens
Saturday, May 18, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 1-6 p.m., parish grounds, 201 W. Schwab Ave. Computer games, games of chance, kids’ games, hourly drawing, bingo and flea market. For information, call 412-461-4204.
St. John Vianney, Hilltop
Breakfast and lunch buffet, Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., parish center dining room, 823 Climax St. Featuring buffet of breakfast and lunch items, including scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast, ham, pasta, salad, fruit, desserts and more. Cost if purchased by May 14, $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for children 3 and under. Cost after May 14, $12 adults, $6 for children under 12, and free for children 3 and under.
St. Elizabeth, Pleasant Hills
Monday-Saturday, May 20-25, 7-10 p.m., parking lot, 1 Grove Place. Rides for children, huge white elephant sale, bingo, homemade bake sale, theme basket raffle, big money raffle and more. Food booths nightly, with dinner served in school cafeteria. Featuring homemade doughnuts for sale each night.
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Homestead
Thursday-Sunday, May 23-26, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, church parking lot and hall, 363 W. 11th Ave. Bingo, games, bake shop, rides and more. Food booths include Polish, American, Italian and Mexican. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free shuttle from parking lot at West Homestead fire hall on Eighth Avenue.
St. Ursula, Allison Park
Monday (Memorial Day)-Saturday, May 27-June 1, starting at 6:30 p.m., church parking lot on Duncan Avenue (across from church at 3937 Kirk Ave.). Rides, moonwalk, games, bingo, large flea market, Chinese raffle and more. Featuring “Taste of Nations” food booth, with a different food menu each night. Menu includes sandwiches, funnel cakes, snow cones and more. Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Wednesday (spaghetti) and Saturday. Entertainment nightly, including: Wednesday, Ear Feast; Thursday, Brass Staff; Friday, The Followers; Saturday, Acoustic Diversion. Also featuring grand raffle and progressive 50-50 raffle.
St. Rosalia, Greenfield
Thursday-Saturday, May 30-June 1, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), church grounds, 411 Greenfield Ave. Barbecue pit, games, Chinese auction, giant slide, face painting, tattoos and more. Menu items include barbecue ribs and chicken, hot sausage, pizza, haluski and more.
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Holy Martyrs, Tarentum
Corpus Christi sawdust carpet celebration, Sunday, June 2, carpets made from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in lower parking lot, 353 W. Ninth Ave. Masses at 8:30 and 11 a.m., adoration noon-3 p.m., 4 p.m. closing Mass with retired Aux. Bishop William Winter as principal celebrant. Food and snacks available for those who are involved in making carpets. For information about the celebration or to make a carpet, call Father Aaron Kriss at 724-224-0770.
St. Margaret, Green Tree
75th Anniversary, Monday-Saturday, June 3-8, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), upper parking lot and school cafeteria, 310 Mansfield Ave. Rides (tubs of fun, helicopter, Ferris wheel and more), games, Chinese auction, nightly raffle and more. Special dinner served on Saturday, 5-6 p.m. (following 4 p.m. Mass) featuring pasta and meatballs, $8 for adults, $5 for child 10 and under. Food booth menu includes chicken fingers, walking tacos, pizza, hoagies, mozzarella sticks, corn dogs and more. Also, featuring a “sandwich of the night,” from Monday through Thursday, including pulled pork. A rummage sale will be held in conjunction with the festival on Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. (with pre-sale on Friday, 5-7 p.m.).
St. Maurice, Forest Hills
Wednesday-Saturday, June 5-8, (fast food at 6:30 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m.), church parking lot and hall, 2001 Ardmore Blvd. Bingo, moonwalk, train, face painting, games, white elephant sale, money raffle and more. Ethnic dinners, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Wednesday, Italian; Thursday, Slovak; Friday, fish; Saturday (following 5 p.m. Mass), potluck. Fast-food menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, Philly cheese steak, hot sausage, soft pretzels, funnel cakes, fired dough, curly fries and ice cream. Includes hot sausage, hamburgers/hot dogs on the grill, pizza, popcorn, ice cream. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mary Pat School of Dance and more; Thursday, 7 p.m., main stage; Friday, 7 p.m., Amie’s Dance Academy, followed by Soul Searchers; Saturday, 7 p.m., local dancers, followed by Dallas Marks at 8 p.m. For more information, call 412-271-0809, or visit www.stmauriceparish.org.
St. Anne, Castle Shannon
Monday-Saturday, June 10-15, 7-11 p.m., school grounds, 4040 Willow Ave. Rides, games, bingo, flea market, Chinese auction, fresh homemade doughnuts, funnel cakes, giant raffle and more. Dinners served 5-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Entertainment includes disc jockeys Fred and Vince Cofini playing favorites.
Good Shepherd, Braddock
Wednesday-Saturday, June 12-15, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), Sacred Heart Church grounds, 1600 Brinton Road. Bingo, rides, games, bake sale, basket raffle and great food.
St. Philip, Crafton
Wednesday-Friday, June 12-14, 6-10 p.m., parish courtyard and parking lot, 50 W. Crafton Ave. Featuring 18-foot rock wall, and 12-foot inflatable slide. Also, unique flea market, games, daily raffle, bake sale, Coach and Vera Bradley pic-a-tic booth and more. Dinner menu: Wednesday, stuffed chicken breast; Thursday, German night; Friday, pasta and hot sausage. Festival foods include hamburger, hot dogs, walking tacos, funnel cakes, ice cream, popcorn and ice balls. Entertainment features disc jockey, karaoke demonstration, dancers and musical entertainers.
St. Patrick, Canonsburg
Thursday-Saturday, June 13-15, 5-11 p.m., St. Patrick, church parking lot, 317 W. Pike St. Bingo, rides, bouncies, bake sale, book sale, basket raffle, games, $10,000 raffle and more. Food menu includes popular ethnic and festival foods. Entertainment, 7 p.m.: Thursday, SNPJ International Button Box; Friday, Sugar Cane; Saturday, Four Townsmen.
St. Albert the Great, Baldwin
Monday-Saturday, June 17-22, 6:30-11 p.m., parish parking lot, 3198 Schieck St. Amusement rides, more than 40 games, raffles, tag sale, Chinese auction and more. Dinner, 4-6 p.m., menu: Monday, meat loaf; Tuesday, pork and sauerkraut; Wednesday, stuffed cabbage; Thursday, spaghetti; Friday, “famous” fish dinner; Saturday, Chef Steve’s outdoor barbecue with ribs and chicken. Festival foods include hoagies, hamburger, pizza, nachos, hot dogs, haluski, candy apples, soft pretzels, steak sandwich, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and more. Also, nightly bake sale and homemade doughnuts (made as you order). Entertainment schedule: every night, disc jockey Steve Maffei; Monday, Elmonics; Tuesday, DJ Steve Maffei; Wednesday, North Baldwin Fire Co. rides, “Come Ride the Bucket,” and Unicyclist; Thursday, petting zoo and pony rides, clown and face painter; Friday, Michael Christopher Band; Saturday disc jockey videos.
Immaculate Conception, Washington
Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22, 6-10 p.m., parish’s lower parking lot, 119 W. Chestnut St. Games, children’s area, ethnic food booths, car show, nightly raffle and more. Food menu includes pierogies, chicken, French fries, cabbage and noodles, meatballs and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, 6-10 p.m., Silver Sky; Thursday, 6-10 p.m., disc jockey Rick Wirth; Friday, 6-10 p.m., Black Horse Band; Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Bill Cameron’s Band.
Most Holy Name, Troy Hill
Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), parish grounds, 1700 Harpster St. Many games, rides and nightly entertainment. Outdoor food booths will include many ethnic favorites. For more information, visit www.troyhillsummerfest.com.
St. Thomas More, Bethel Park
Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday), parish grounds, 126 Fort Couch Road. A $10,000 raffle, amazing flea market, rides, games, bingo and more. Dinner menu: Wednesday, Irish night; Thursday, German night; Friday, Italian night; Saturday, Polish night; festival foods include pulled pork, grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, homemade cookies, ice cream, homemade lemonade and more. Entertainment schedule: Wednesday, 6 p.m., Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance, 7:30 p.m., Corned Beef and Curry; Thursday, 6 p.m., Academy of Dance, 7:30 p.m., Steeltown Hot Country Rock; Friday, 8 p.m., Uptown Rhythm and Brass; Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Henny & the Versa J’s, Ray Jay and the Carousels. Mass with polka music on Saturday at 5 p.m. Also, flea market pre-sale, Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (cost is $5 for admission from 9 a.m.-noon).
St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw
Thursday, June 20, 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 21, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 6-10 p.m., church grounds, 2510 Middle Road. Bingo, kiddieland, rides, auction baskets, bake sale, funnel cakes, craft booths and more. Featuring giant fireworks display on Saturday at 10 p.m. Dinners, 4-7 p.m.: Thursday, pasta; Friday, chicken; Saturday, roast beef. Disc jockey plays music nightly.
St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall
Thursday, June 20, 6-10 p.m., Friday, June 21, opening at 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, opening at 5 p.m., parish grounds, 1 Saint Therese Court. Rides, bingo, kids’ area, games, flea market, raffles and more. Dinner menu: Thursday, fried chicken; Friday, fish; Saturday, meatloaf; Sunday, pork chop. Fast-food booths include Italian, Polish, American and Greek. Entertainment: Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Jim & John; Friday, 7-9 p.m. Fast Buck; Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m. Dancing Queen; Sunday, 7-9 p.m. Iron City Slickers. Also, lottery raffle, 2-4 digit numbers on every ticket for entire month of July. Cost is $10 a ticket.
St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 5-11 p.m. (4-9 p.m. Sunday), parish park, First and Main streets (behind Dierkens Pharmacy). Bake sale, bingo, games, raffles, Chinese auction, small games of chance and more. Food menu includes ethnic foods, wings, pizza, funnel cakes, barbecue, hand-cut French fries, ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment: Friday, 8:30-11 p.m. The Holidays; Saturday, 8:30-11 p.m., the Jaggers; Sunday, 6-9 p.m. Dr. Zoot. Also, Mass at the park on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Free parking.
St. Stephen, Hazelwood
International Food Festival, Saturday, June 22, 2-7 p.m. (Mass at 4 p.m.), parish hall, 134 E. Elizabeth St. Featuring variety of ethnic foods and bake sale, Chinese auction baskets, games and live entertainment. For more information, call 412-421-9210, or visit www.ststephen-hazelwood.org.
Corpus Christi, McKeesport
Wednesday-Saturday, June 26-29, parish hall and grounds, 803 Market St. Bingo, interactive inflatables for children and adults, bake sale, “Great Wall of Baskets” Chinese auction, “Grand Prizes” auction and more. Food menu includes homemade haluski, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, pizza, Philly cheese steak, barbecue pulled pork, The Spud Zone and more. Friday features Corpus Christi Famous Fish Sandwich. Entertainment: Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Bursher Entertainment; Friday, 7-10 p.m., The Mixx Band, Billy Heh Oz Magic, 7-9:30 p.m., balloon artist; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Mikey Dee Band, Billy Heh Oz Magic, 7:30-9:30 p.m., balloon artist. Nightly events include visits by professional sports team mascots and disc jockey. Surprise guest announced nightly.
St. Joseph, Coraopolis
Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, 5-10 p.m., church parking lot, 1304 Fourth Ave. Games, bake sale and much more. Variety of ethnic foods, include gnocchi, haluski, pierogies, gyros, tacos, pizza, sausage and meatball sandwiches, french fries, funnel cakes and more. Nightly entertainment to include local musicians, dance schools and cheerleading squads.
St. Pamphilus, Beechview
Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, 7-11 p.m., parish grounds, 1000 Tropical Ave. Chinese auction, bingo, games, large children’s games tent, bake sale, flea market and more. Italian dinner on Thursday, 5-7 p.m., $8 for adults, $4 for kids 10 and under. Special guests include Beechview branch of Carnegie Library, Animal Friends, Steel City Greyhounds, Humane Society and Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department.
St. Thomas A Becket, Jefferson Hills
Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29, 6-11 p.m., parish grounds, 139 Gill Hall Road. Rides, bingo, super auction, face painting and more. Game booths include golf, hockey, dime pitch, spin art, pic-a-tic gift baskets, games of chance and more. Dinner menu: Thursday, chicken planks and french fries; Friday, battered-fish dinner, pierogies and haluski; Saturday, stuffed cabbage. Festival food menu includes hot sausage, meatball hoagie (Thursday), hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa and sauerkraut, funnel cakes, strawberry shortcake, sundaes and homemade doughnuts. Entertainment: Thursday, 7 p.m., disc jockey Lazor Labby; Friday, 7 p.m., The Eldorados (country band); Saturday, 7 p.m., Sam Ferrella and The New Holidays.
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St. Sebastian, Ross Township
Monday-Saturday, July 8-13, 6:30-10 p.m. (5:30-11 p.m. Friday, 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday), upper parish lot playground and school grounds, 311 Siebert Road. Games, rides, sweet shop, huge farmer’s market, flea market, bingo, basket auction, religious gift shop, big bucks raffle, car raffle and more. Sit-down dinner Monday-Thursday, 4-7 p.m., cafeteria, with ethnic menu varying nightly: Monday, Mediterranean (hummus, cheeses, spinach pies, gyros, lamb shanks and more); Tuesday, Eastern European; Wednesday, Italian; Thursday, German. Outdoor foods include hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, pizza, funnel cakes and more. Special menu on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday following 4 p.m. Mass that includes Barbecue Bonanza and Ray’s Ribs and Chicken. Entertainment includes clowns, magicians, balloon artists, face painters and more.
St. John the Baptist, Plum
Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13, 7-10 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Saturday), parish grounds, 444 St. John St. (off Unity Center Road). Bingo, rides, bake sale, kiddieland, games, raffles and more. Food service starting at 6:30 p.m. (6 p.m. Friday and Saturday) featuring Philly cheese steak, meatball hoagie, hamburgers, pulled pork, hot sausage, kielbasa (Friday), fish and crab cakes. Live entertainment and disc jockey nightly. Featuring on-site parking.
North American Martyrs, Monroeville
Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13, 6-11 p.m., parish grounds, 2526 Haymaker Road (near Forbes Regional Hospital). Amusement rides (featuring 36-foot Ferris wheel), games, inflatables, bingo, grand prize raffle, arts and crafts, face painters, balloon artists and more. Family style dinners, Friday and Saturday, 4:30-7 p.m., and outdoor festival foods nightly. Entertainment: Wednesday, NOMAD, Penn Trafford Community Band; Thursday, Soul Searchers, Andersen Grove; Friday, Brother-2-Brother, Mahajeebee Blues, Knuckle Monster; Saturday, 8th Street Rox, Doo Wop Shoppe and dance party finale. For more information, visit www.namfestival.com.
Our Lady of Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights
Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13, 6-10:30 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. Saturday), school grounds, 800 Montana Ave. Bingo, rides, games, bake sale and more. Daily food menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cabbage and noodles. Also includes barbecue pork, hot sausage, hot dogs, pizza, kielbasa, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Curt Marino with Steeltown; Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Recover; Friday, 7-10 p.m., Dick Tady Orchestra; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., American Pie. Also featuring a Basket Bonanza (basket raffle with large variety of baskets) and cash raffle with $5,000 in cash prizes.
Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13, 4-11 p.m., parish campus, 1100 Creedmoor Ave. Huge Chinese auction, bingo, bake sale, large garage sale, games, prizes, “Christmas in July,” Wheelbarrow of Beer raffle, beer garden, grocery and appliance wheel and more. Food menu includes french fries, wings, hot dogs, ice cream waffle sandwiches, baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.
St. Angela Merici, White Oak
Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 7-11 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Saturday, with food booth and flea market opening ½-hour early each night), church grounds, 1640 Fawcett Ave. More than 25 runway games, kiddieland area, “Great, Great Basket Raffle,” huge flea market, nightly bingo and bake sale. Large menu in food booth, including stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa and more. Outside grill with hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken. Italian food booth features pizza and hot sausage. Also, funnel cakes and sweet shop. An indoor-eating area is provided. Entertainment: Thursday and Saturday, Chuck Caputo with Magic by Chuck; Friday, Airheads Balloon Art; Saturday, Bob Wojtaszek with Airbrush Tattoos. Disc jockey K.C. Jones plays music nightly. Also, 50/50 raffle and instant bingo.
St. Gregory, Zelienople
Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 7-11 p.m. (6 p.m.-midnight on Saturday), church grounds, 2 W. Beaver St. Bingo, big money raffle, giant slide, moonwalk, rocket ride, kids’ games, Chinese auction, games and more. White elephant sale in Bergman Events Center, 4-10 p.m. Dinners, 4-7 p.m., air-conditioned school cafeteria: Thursday, pasta with homemade meatballs, $8 large, $5 small; Friday, baked or fried fish, $9 large, $7 small; Saturday, barbecued chicken, $9 large, $7 small. Full refreshment booth open during festival hours features hot sandwiches, funnel cakes and nightly specials. Entertainment will be provided. Alumni Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday, and festival workers’ Mass, midnight on Saturday.
St. Jude, Wilmerding
Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 6-11 p.m., parish grounds, 405 Westinghouse Ave. Flea market, bingo, games, Chinese auction, daily 50/50 raffle, television and gas card raffle, and more. Featuring ethnic foods served from 5-10 p.m., including homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, kielbasa, fish sandwiches, baked goods, funnel cakes and more. Special guest KDKA-AM 1020 and KDKA-FM 93.7 The Fan on Thursday, 5-9:30 p.m. Kids can record their own ‘KIKDAst.” Friday, 6:30-10 p.m., 2 For the Road, Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., ethnic music by Zabava.
Mary, Mother of Hope, New Castle
Friday, July 12, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2-6 p.m. (same starting time as New Castle’s fireworks festival), church grounds, 124 N. Beaver St. An array of family entertainment, games booths and more. Featuring a variety of ethnic foods, with musical entertainment both nights. For information, visit www.marymotherofhope.com.
St. James, Sewickley
Italian dinner, Saturday, July 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m., school gymnasium, 200 Walnut St. Menu will include traditional Italian favorites. Entertainment provided by Mirella the Musician. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffle. Tickets are $20, and must be purchased in advance. Dinner is sponsored by Knights of Columbus. For tickets and more information, call 412-741-6650, or visit www.saintjames-church.com.
All Saints, Etna
Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20, church grounds on Dewey street. Bingo (in air-conditioned hall), bake sale, variety of games, multiple gift baskets raffle, money raffle and more. Dinners served nightly from 5-7 p.m., with menu changing daily. Food served during festival hours include sandwiches, funnel cakes, french fries, pizza, hot pretzels, Hawaiian ice and more. Doo-Wop, Motown and oldies band Softwinds will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-781-0530.
St. Robert Bellarmine, East McKeesport
Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20, 6:30-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. Saturday), upper parking lot behind parish center, 1313 Fifth Ave. Bingo, games of skill, tea room for desserts, multi-room flea market, gift basket raffle and more. Food menu includes pulled pork, sausage, pierogies, haluski, fresh french fires. Also featuring famous pizza fritta. Entertainment: Thursday, guitar duo Mike and Marty, and Dave Minda with family and friends; Friday, Yadco Players; Saturday, Acoustic Diversion and The Avengers with Valentino Vasquez.
SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township
Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20, starting at 6 p.m., school grounds, 1625 Greentree Road. Rides, games, bingo, petting zoo, “Jump for Jesus” and more. One highlight is a home show exhibit to include many local and regional companies with giveaways. Food booths feature variety of ethnic foods, including Italian, Polish and Irish. Also, Potato Patch, funnel cakes, apple dumplings, Fry Daddies Barbecue and more. Entertainment to include skydivers, musicians, dance troops and competitive gymnastics. Again this year will be an American Idol-type karaoke contest. For more information, visit www.ssjfestival.com.
St. Christopher, Prospect
Friday, July 19, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, July 20, 5-10 p.m., parish grounds, 229 N. Franklin St. Bingo, flea market, basket raffle, games, country store and more. Outdoor Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. Food menu includes chicken burritos, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, Greek food, haluski, meatball subs, hot sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, snow cones, funnel cakes, ice cream, cold drinks and more. Disc jockey The Tinman playing music and karaoke nightly. the Tamarak Lake Cloggers also will perform. Meat raffle drawing at 9 nightly.
Our Lady of Fatima, Hopewell Township
Friday, July 19, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 6-11 p.m., Sunday, July 21, 4-9 p.m., behind school, 2270 Broadhead Road. Bingo, silent auction, flea market, games and more. Huge food menu includes gyros, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, pulled pork, fish, steak sandwiches, barbecue chicken, hot dogs, sausage, sirloin burgers, french fries, chicken cheese steak and more. Also includes carnival treats like pizza, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment nightly, including Fatima 5, Hopewell Community Big Band more.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Polish Hill
Saturday, July 20, noon-11 p.m., church grounds, 3058 Brereton St. Bingo, bake sale, games, raffles and more. Menu items feature Polish foods, such as duck soup, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, as well as hamburgers, hot sausage, french fries and more. Mass with polka music at 4 p.m. Dancing under the tent will follow Mass, with music provided by Ray Jay the the Carousels.
St. Basil, Carrick
Monday-Saturday, July 22-27, 7-10 p.m. (flea market opens at 6 p.m.), church parking lot, 1735 Brownsville Road (flea market in hall). New children’s games and activities, including balloon artist and face painter. Also, rides, bingo, bake sale, flea market, Chinese auction and many raffles. Food booths open at 7 p.m. and include hot sausage, meatball sandwiches, haluski and other favorites. Entertainment provided Tuesday-Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m.
St. Athanasius, West View
Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., church grounds, 7 Chalfonte Ave. Bingo (starting at 7 p.m.), flea market (July 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and during festival), basket raffle, games, produce stand, Kids Corner, inflatables, big money raffle, bake sale and more. Dinners, 5-7 p.m., $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under: Thursday, Italian; Friday, ushers’ fish fry; Saturday, International Night. Entertainment throughout festival, with karaoke contest Friday at 7 p.m. Also, “St. A’s Oasis” for adults 21 and over.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie
Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 4-11 p.m., church grounds, 330 Third Ave. Variety of children and adult activities, including games, bingo, money wheels, Chinese auction, big money raffle and more. Dinners in social hall, 4-7 p.m. Also homemade ethnic favorites served outdoors from 6-11 p.m. Entertainment: Thursday, the Rhythm Kings and the Mansfield 5; Friday, the Trel Tones; Saturday, Steeltowne Hot Country.
St. Fidelis, Butler
Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, July 27, noon-9 p.m., church grounds, 125 Buttercup Road. Daily highlights: Thursday, Buddy Hindman bingo, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.), featuring $500-$1,000 jackpot, with $4,000 in giveaways; Friday, games, rides, food and live entertainment: Saturday, food, games, rides and St. Fidelis barbecue chicken dinner ($9 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12 and free for kids under 2) and live concert at 6:30 p.m. with Tres Lads. For more information, visit www.saintfidelis.org, or call 724-482-2690.
Madonna del Castello, Swissvale
Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 7 p.m., parking lot, 2021 S. Braddock Ave. Outdoor bingo, super slide, T-shirt sale, basket raffle and more. Dinners, 4 p.m.; daily, meatballs, hot sausage, eggplant rolitini, stuffed cubinella peppers, eggplant parmesan; Thursday, cavatelli; Friday, linguine with clams; Saturday, manicotti. Featuring fried dough, Casa Dolce (Italian baked goods, including cannoli and espresso) and Veltre’s pizza and hot dogs sold on grounds. Entertainment: Thursday, 6 p.m., old-fashioned band concert with Pittsburgh Letter Carriers Band; Friday, 7 p.m. Lorraine Busch Dance Center; Saturday, 7 p.m., Foxtrot Dance Studio show. Parking available at Noble Street parking lot.
St. Agnes School and Parish, West Mifflin
Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, starting at 5 p.m. (3 p.m. dinner and fish sandwich booth), school grounds, 653 St. Agnes Lane. Bingo, bake sale, games, music and more. Roast beef dinner on Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Variety of food booths, including famous fish sandwiches. Entertainment: Friday, 7-11 p.m., Dallas Marks Band; Saturday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. ABC Dancers, disc jockey from 5-11 p.m. Bingo on Friday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. Mass Saturday at 6 p.m.
Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City
Tuesday-Saturday, July 30-Aug. 3, 6-10 p.m. (4-10 p.m. for food booths), school grounds, 300 Crescent Ave. Rides, bake sale and more. Dinners Friday and Saturday. Also, homemade pizza, stuffed shells, meatballs, variety of sandwiches, french fries, pepperoni puffs, fried dough and more.
St. Alexis, Wexford
Wednesday-Saturday, July 31-Aug. 3, 6-11 p.m., parish and school campus, 10090 Old Perry Highway. Rides (with ride-all-night option), games, money raffle, basket auction, kiddieland and more. Dinners, with homemade desserts, start at 4:30 p.m., in cafeteria: Wednesday, rigatoni by Juliano’s restaurant; Thursday, Thanksgiving in August; Friday, ham; Saturday, barbecue pulled pork. Variety of festival food served outside nightly. Live stage entertainment: Wednesday, Gerri Michaels Band; Thursday, Cahal Dunne; Friday, Kardasz Brothers; Saturday, Spin Cycle. Also featuring local acts and dance schools nightly. Beer available in Alexis Gardens, with music provide by Wally Merrimen. ATM on site. Free shuttle from lighted parking at North Allegheny Senior High School. For more information, call 724-935-4343, or visit www.stalexis.org.
Holy Trinity, Robinson Township
Wednesday-Saturday, July 31-Aug. 3, 6-11 p.m., parish and school grounds, 5720 Steubenville Pike. Rides, games, inflatables, bingo, casino games, white elephant sale and more. Variety of ethnic foods served. Scheduled entertainment includes Mansfield 5, Get a Grip, Random Play, N202R, along with Pittsburgh Pro Performance Center, the Givi School of Music, Tang Soo Do Karate College, Scriva Dance Studio and Arena’s Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.htsfestival.org.
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St. Bernadette, Monroeville
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. Thursday), church grounds, 245 Azalea Drive. Activities for all ages, including rides, games, bingo, Monte Carlo area, flea market, raffles and more. Food menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, saber (fresh cut) french fries, restaurant food and bake sale. Entertainment scheduled for most evenings. For more information and updates, visit www.stbfestival.com.
St. Irenaeus, Oakmont
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-10, church campus, 387 Maryland Ave. Giant flea market (located in two buildings). Bingo, bake sale, Chinese auction, games, large children’s area, rides and more. Featuring outdoor food booths and disc jockey nightly.
St. Mark, Liberty Borough,
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-11 p.m. (food booth opens at 5 p.m.), parish grounds, 3210 Liberty Way. Amusement park rides, bingo, money drawings, lottery boards, fanastic flea market, specialty and craft baskets, money wheels, games and more. Dinners, 5 p.m. nightly: Thursday, grilled barbecue chicken; Friday, fish dinner/sandwich or shrimp basket; Saturday, homemade pierogies. Other foods throughout the night include homemade haluski, stuffed cabbage, hot sausage, Big Mark Burgers, pizza, fresh cut French fries, chicken wings, funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, popcorn, homemade baked goods and more. Disc jockey will provide music nightly, in addition to performances by local dancers, karaoke and Christian contemporary bands.
St. Valentine, Bethel Park
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 1-3, 6-11 p.m. (dinners start at 4 p.m.), lower level church parking lot (on West Library Road), 2710 Ohio St. (church). Games, bake sale, inflatables and much more. Special dinner menu every night of festival, with fried fish on Friday, and chicken and ribs on Saturday. Additional food booths will be available during festival hours. Variety of entertainment, including Johnny Angel and the Halos Saturday, Aug. 3, 7:30-10 p.m.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman
Sunday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., school grounds, 821 Herman Road. Bingo, country market, tractor rides, Chinese auction, basket raffle, cash raffle, money games, children games and more. Ham or char-grilled chicken dinners, with home-grown vegetables and homemade baked goods, served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oldies band will provide entertainment. Free shuttle service from parking lot offered.
St. Vitus, New Castle
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 7-10, beginning at 6 p.m., church grounds, 910 S. Mercer St. Rides, kiddieland, games, Italian Baby Doll dance and more. Featuring a large array of homemade Italian foods, including cavatelli, pasta faglio and much more. Also, Casa de Dolce (House of Italian Treats). Entertainment: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Lawrence County band; Thursday, 7 p.m. Red Coat band, 9 p.m. Italian Baby Doll Dance; Friday, 6 p.m. Morra contest; 7 p.m. Lawrence County Brass; Saturday, 8 p.m. The Capri.
St. Raphael, Morningside
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 8-11, school grounds, 1118 Chislett St. Grand parade opens festival on Thursday evening. Features games, amusements, Kids’ Zone, flea market, Chinese auction, bingo, big money raffle and more. Food court includes Polish and Italian foods. Entertainment provided nightly. Sunday’s highlight include St. Rocco feast day celebration, beginning with Mass at 4 p.m., followed by neighborhood procession with St. Rocco statue and brass band, live Italian music and fireworks. For more information, call 412-661-3100.
St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township
Friday, Aug. 9, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, 4-10 p.m., Education Center parking lot, 2535 Rochester Road. Bingo, $12,000 raffle, huge white elephant sale, kiddieland, games, food and entertainment. Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot will visit on Sunday, 6-7 p.m.
Holy Family, Creighton
Sunday, Aug. 11, beginning with outdoor Mass at noon, Syria Mosque Pavilion, 1877 Shriners Way, Harmar. Chinese auction, bingo, cake wheel, prize raffle and more. Food service starts at 1 p.m., featuring homemade food from “Jesus’ Diner,” including potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, haluski, kielbasa, hot dogs, French fries, funnel cakes, baked goods and more. Live music with Jack Tady and the Tady Bears starts at 3:30 p.m. Unlimited parking and seating available. Event is free and open to the public.
Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills
Sunday, Aug. 11, 8 a.m., flea market opens, 10:30 a.m., begins takeout dinners, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., festival and dinners begin, school grounds, 1304 Cruikshank Road. Giant flea market, Chinese raffle rooms, bingo, games, farmer’s market, big money raffle, bake sale and more. Dinner features chicken barbecue or ham, with lots of sides and dessert, $10 for adults, $6 for children. Variety of festival foods available. Music provided throughout the day.
Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 12-17, starting at 7 p.m. (dinners served from 4-6:30 p.m.), parish grounds at Bower Hill Road and Kane Boulevard. Dinners served Monday-Friday. Live bands featured Wednesday-Saturday starting at 8 p.m. For more information and updates, call 412-279-7071.
Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 13-17, starting at 7 p.m., school grounds, 45 N. Sprague St. Bingo, money games, kids’ games, inflatables (obstacle course and giant slide) children’s train and more. Dinners served from 4-7 p.m. in McGovern Hall. Festival food menu includes cotton candy, funnel cakes, popcorn, snow cones and homemade baked goods. Disc jockey nightly. Featuring big cash $10,000 raffle.
Holy Wisdom, North Side
“Northside Summer Celebration,” Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 14-17, St. Boniface Church grounds, 2208 East. St. Games, no-smoking bingo, amusement rides, photo booth, bakery, beer and wine and more. Raffle for 2004 LeMans blue Corvette convertible. Dinners, served from 4-7 p.m.: Friday, chicken, Saturday, spaghetti. A variety of festival foods served throughout festival. Entertainment: Wednesday, cheerleaders; Thursday, Chuck Blasko and the Vogues; Friday, 6 p.m. skydiver lottery, followed by Dancing Queen; Saturday, Johnny Angel and the Halos. Disc jockey will play music nightly. Holy day vigil Mass Wednesday at 6 p.m., festival Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday. ATM on site. For more information, call 412-231-1116, or visit www.holywisdomparish.org.
Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park
Friday, Aug. 16, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 17, 4-10 p.m., church parking lot and hall, 2000 O’Block Road. Moonwalk, $8,800 raffle, games, bingo (7-10 p.m.), bake sale, craft booth, Chinese auction and more. Dinners: Friday, fish; Saturday, chicken breast. Festival food menu: hot sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich, stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, hamburgers, potato pancakes, hot dogs, chicken fingers, pizza, french fries, funnel cakes, snow cones, ice cream, soft pretzel, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more. Entertainment: Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Holidays; Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Bobby Mack.
St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville
Parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. until dark, parish grounds, 3609 Washington Ave. Games, country store, crafts, theme baskets, bingo and more. Plenty of food booths, including roast lamb, roast beef, barbecue chicken, haluski, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dogs and more. Open to the public.
St. Sylvester, Brentwood
Pre-festival spaghetti dinner, Sunday, Aug. 18, 1-6 p.m. Festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 19-24, 7-11 p.m., parish grounds, 3754 Brownsville Road. Bingo is back this year. Also, flea market, bake sale, games, rides by Reinhart Amusements and more. Food specials served nightly. Also, fried ice cream and doughnuts. Live bands perform throughout the week and disc jockey Dave on Friday.
St. Wendelin, Carbon Center
Sunday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., parish parking lot, 210 St. Wendelin Road. PTG school stand, bingo, raffle, car cruise, paddle wheel, children’s games and more. Dinner menu includes chicken or baked ham, with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans and more. All-day entertainment, featuring country music and car cruise. Free shuttle from school parking lot.
St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 19-24, starting with dinners at 4:30 p.m., parish grounds, 1100 Avila Court. Rides by C&L Shows (with all-night ride tickets), petting zoo, games, money raffle, flea market, bingo (Wednesday through Saturday), Chinese auction and more. Pre-sale flea market, Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinners, $9 adults, $4 children: Monday, steak; Tuesday, Eastern European; Wednesday, chicken or meatloaf; Thursday, Italian night; Friday, fish; Saturday, German night. Nightly entertainment, with Ed Dorado Band performing Friday.
Good Samaritan, Ambridge
Thursday, Aug. 29, 6-10 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, noon-11 p.m. (booths open at 2 p.m.), Sunday, Sept. 1, 1-10 p.m., church grounds, Eighth and Melrose avenues. Big money raffle, bingo, face painting, hourly 50/50 raffle, bake sale, huge silent auction, Vegas action, raffles and more. Homemade dinners; Thursday, 4-7 p.m. stuffed chicken breast; Friday, 4-7 p.m. fish fry; Saturday, 1-7 p.m. stuffed cabbage dinner; Sunday, noon-7 p.m. spaghetti and meatball dinner. Entertainment: Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Touche; Friday, 7-11 p.m. Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push; Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Dick Tady Orchestra, 8-9 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m. Chuck Blasko and the Vogues; Sunday, 1-5 p.m., The Cavaliers, 6-7 p.m., Ambridge Steel Drum Band, 7-8 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m. Johnny Angel and the Halos. Festival features hardwood dance floor. Mass with polka music (featuring Dick Tady Orchestra), Saturday at 5:30 p.m., with Bishop David Zubik as celebrant. For more information, visit www.goodsam1.org, or call 724-266-6565.
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St. Blaise, Midland
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 7-8, 4-10 p.m., church grounds, 772 Ohio Ave. Variety of ethnic foods, bake sale, games, giant raffle, door prizes and entertainment.
St. Alphonsus, Wexford
Harvest Dinner, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-6:30 p.m., parish grounds, 201 Church Road. Sit-down dinner, country store, Chinese auction, funland for children, games and prizes. Homemade dinner features outdoor grilled half chicken or sliced ham, with selection of mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, vegetables, apple sauce, tomato salad, cucumber salad and fruit pies, $10 for adults, $6 for children. Takeout available.
St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills
Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 12-14, 6-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. on Thursday), upper parking lot, 111 Erhardt Drive. Rides, bake sale, coffee shop, bingo, games, sweepstakes and more. Homemade food menu features, soups, stuffed cabbage, manicotti, lasagna, ice cream, hamburgers, walking tacos, french fries and more.
St. Kilian, Adams-Cranberry townships
Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., school soccer field, 7076 Franklin Road. Food booths, raffles, baskets and entertainment.
St. Michael, Butler
Italian Fest, Saturday, Sept. 28, noon-9 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 29, noon-7 p.m., social hall, 432 Center Ave. Italian village shops, bakery, ice cream parlor, rosary makers, youth activities, face painting and more. Also, used book shop, theme basket raffle, raffles, wine tasting and sale, People’s Choice Biscotti Contest, door prizes and more. Saturday features a la carte menu, with soups (wedding, chicken pastina, pasta fagoli), chicken cacciatore, chicken picata, lasagna, stuffed shells, pasta primavera, eggplant parmesean, beans and greens, meatball and hot sausage sandwiches, pizza, Italian love cake and more. Sunday, features spaghetti/meatballs dinner, $8.50 for adults, $4 for children. Entertainment: Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Frank Palombi Band, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Vince’s Piano Quartet; Sunday, 1:30-6:30 p.m., John Gabriele on accordion.
St. Peter, Slippery Rock
Oktoberfest, Friday evening, Sept. 20 and all day Saturday, Sept. 21, St. Peter Parish Center, 342 Normal Ave. German food and biergarten, Mass with polka music, children’s games, cash raffle, gift basket raffles, dancing, bingo and local band. Dinners are $8-$9, with a la carte menu available. For more information, visit www.rockcatholic.org.
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St. Malachy, Kennedy Township
Nationality Food Fair, Thursday, Oct. 3, 4-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 3-10 p.m., parish grounds and building, 343 Forest Grove Road. Featuring a large variety of nationality booths, including German, Italian, French, Mexican, Slovak and American. Also, gyro booth, pierogie kitchen and cookie patch. Variety of entertainment, including Miller School of Dance, Slavic Dance Group, the Slovenian Folk Ensemble, St. Malachy cheerleaders and pep squad and more. Also, raffles, instant bingo, bingo and more.
St. Mary of the Mount,
Ethnic festival, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13, Sullivan Hall and cafeteria, 115 Bigham St. Festival highlights ethnic culinary tastes, with American, Greek, Irish, German, French, Polish, Mexican and Italian food booths. Menu items include hot roast turkey, gyros, baklava, seasoned ham and cabbage, pierogies, spicy tacos, fajitas, tortellini, stuffed banana peppers and more. Also, games, raffle baskets, instant bingo, homemade bake goods, HD flat screen television raffle and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7-8 p.m., magic man T.J. Hill; Saturday, 5-7 p.m., Glitter Dot and Dapper will provide face painting and balloons, 5-7 p.m., One Man Band Edwardo. Saturday evening Street Level Band will perform while patrons enjoy a steak dinner from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Grammy-nominated Henry & the Versa J’s will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday. Also, Rankin’s Airbrush Temporary Tattoos will be available to offer tattoos everyday. Proceeds benefit parish and St. Mary of the Mount Angel Fund, which supports continued Catholic education for children of the parish. For more information, visit www.smomp.org, or call 412-381-0212, ext. 101.
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