Around the Diocese

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Updated: 3:40 pm


Public is invited to join the Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council 3868 as they honor fathers at the third annual Father’s Day breakfast celebration Sunday, June 16, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Faith Formation Building of Holy Apostles Parish in Baldwin. Breakfast buffet will be catered by Chef Steve of Signature Servings, and includes breakfast favorites, plus omelet station, mimosas and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 3-10, and are available at the door.


Lift up hearts in praise during a festival of praise Wednesday, June 26, at St. Hilary Parish in Washington, starting at 7 p.m. Includes adoration, prayer, reflection and music with Father Michael Ackerman. Fellowship and social to follow.


The Spiritual Therapeutic Recovery program, which provides guidance and support to parents of adult children struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, continues at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Hampton Township on Thursdays, June 20 and 27, and July 11, 18 and 25. Meetings start at 7 p.m. in the children’s chapel. Enrollment is always open. For information, call 412-486-6001, ext. 15, or visit www.stcatherineofsweden.org.


Jon Zellhart and St. John Fisher Parish in Churchill present Noel Quintana and the Latin Crew in a free concert at the parish Saturday, June 22, at 7 p.m., with an introduction to salsa dancing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tango food truck will have food and drinks. Good-will donations accepted.


Public is invited to a special festival of praise on Sunday, June 23, at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton, starting at 7 p.m., for the four men to be ordained to the priesthood and two men ordained to the transitional diaconate. Bishop David Zubik and Father Michael Ackerman will preside over holy hour and adoration, with Mirella Brun del Re leading music. There will be an opportunity for sacrament of reconciliation. Refreshments will be provided.


“Sippin’ with the Sisters,” A Nuns and Nones gathering, will be Thursday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 495 St. Joseph Way in Baden. Nuns and Nones is a national movement of catalytic conversations between Catholic religious sisters and spiritually diverse or nonspiritual millennials who long for a more just, equitable and loving world. Participants can contribute their own perspective on life’s big questions in an open and friendly environment. Drinks and appetizers will be served. To register, visit https://sippin-with-the-sisters.eventbrite.com.


Those suffering loss of a spouse through separation, divorce and death are invited a Beginning Experience seminar, “Coping with Life Alone — In the Beginning Program,” Saturday, July 13, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Martina Spiritual Renewal Center in West View. Program will be led by a team of people who have suffered a loss, and will include reflection and small group interaction. Cost is $20. To register, call Linda at 412-531-8772 or visit www.BeginningExperiencePittsburgh.com. Registration deadline is July 8.



Hiking, kayaking, archery, rafting, as well as Mass and spiritual talks are part of Camp Lajas, a five-night adventure camp for youth in grades 9-12. Women’s week is Monday-Friday, July 15-20, and men’s week is Monday-Friday, July 22-27. Camp Lajas operates as a ministry of Holy Sepulcher Parish in Glade Mills, and is open to all teenagers in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. For information and to register, visit www.camplajas.org.


Registration is now open for Holy Spirit Bootcamp Basic Training at The Ark and the Dove, 10745 Babcock Blvd. in Gibsonia. Program is offered on two separate weeks, Monday-Friday, July 15-19 or July 22-26, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Program is designed for participants to grow in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit in a fun atmosphere of faith and love. Cost is $100 per week, if registered by July 1, and $125 after. Lunch tickets are $60 for the week, or $10 per day, and must be purchased after July 1. After deadline, participants would have to bring lunch or go out. Overnight accommodations are $60 per night, with meals additional. For information, visit www.thearkandthedoveworldwide.org or e-mail dljcf@thearkandthedoveworldwide.org.


A Mass to honor St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, will be celebrated Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood. St. Josemaria was canonized by St. John Paul II in 2002. He taught that men and women of all conditions are called to holiness by virtue of their baptism. For information, call 412-683-8448.


• St. John Capistran and St. Thomas More parish grouping at St. Thomas More, Bethel Park: MoreFest, Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22, 6-10 p.m. (5-11 p.m. Saturday), 126 Fort Couch Road (across from South Hills Village). Attractions include Kidzone, rides, games, bingo and more. Super flea market open until closing (rain or shine) every night. Special raffle to win a three-year lease on a 2019 Equinox or Malibu (optional $12,600 cash). Raffle tickets are $20, or buy five and get one free. Outside food booths feature funnel cakes, ice cream, sno-cones, fresh-cut french fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, chicken, fresh-squeezed lemonade, cookies, pork barbecue, pizza, pierogies, haluski, popcorn, beverages, beer/wine and more. Saturday is Polish night, with a Mass in Polish at 4 p.m., and indoor Polish buffet starting at 5 p.m. Entertainment: Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. Shovlin Academy of Irish Dancers, 7-10 p.m. Corned Beef and Curry; Thursday, 6-7 p.m. talent show, 7-10 p.m. entertainment; Friday, 7 p.m. Mansfield 5; Saturday, 6-11 p.m., Ray Jay and The Carousels, and Henny and the Versa J’s.

• St. Gregory, Zelienople: Lawn Fete, Thursday, June 20, 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 21, 7-11 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, 6-11 p.m., 2 W. Beaver St. Featuring rummage sale in Bergman Event Center, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday. Other attractions include bingo, big money raffle, giant slide, moonwalk, bake sale, plant stand, kiddie games, Chinese auction and more. Beaver Falls Hair Academy will be doing hairstyles/chalking and face painting. Funnel cakes and full refreshment stand with nightly specials. Dinner specials nightly, including sides, dessert and beverage (no beverage with takeout): Thursday, stuffed peppers; Friday, baked or fried fish; Saturday, pulled pork/brisket. Entertainment: Thursday, karaoke contest, 6-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, This That and The Other Thing band. For information, visit www.stgregparish.org.

• Immaculate Conception Parish and John F. Kennedy School, Washington: Friday-Saturday, June 21-22, 6-10 p.m., 119 W. Chestnut St. (dinners) and 135 W. Chestnut St. (games and food). Attractions include games of skill and chance, auction items, kids’ area and more. Nightly food menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, pizza, desserts and more. Dinners: Friday, fish; Saturday, spaghetti. Live entertainment nightly.


Monday, July 22: Holy Family Institute Golf Classic, The Club at Nevillewood, 1000 Nevillewood Drive in Presto. Event begins with shotgun start at 9 a.m., with lunch served on course. Following golf are cocktails, dinner, auction and awards. Cost is $400 for individual golfer, $1,600 for foursome, and includes cart, lunch, dinner with cocktails, on-course beverages and golfer gifts. Dinner only is $75. All proceeds benefit Nazareth Prep, the organization’s high school dedicated to bridging the education to employment skills gap for students of all faiths. For information and to register, call Amanda Bublinec at 412-766-9020, ext. 1439, e-mail bublinec.amanda@hfi-pgh.org or visit www.hfi-pgh.org/event/golf.

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