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Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - Updated: 1:00 pm



A solemn evening of prayer and Benediction, followed by veneration of relic of St. Sharbel Makhlouf, will take place at St. Anthony Chapel, 1700 Harpster St. in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood, on Sunday, July 7 at 3 p.m.



Dr. Janet Astle will speak on the disease of addiction on Monday, July 8, at St. Bernard Parish in Mount Lebanon, starting at 7 p.m. Talk is part of 2019 speaker series, sponsored by the Addiction Recovery Ministry. For more information, visit www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org. She will also speak on “Getting Help for Both You and Your Loved One,” on Wednesday, July 17, at St. John the Baptist Parish in Plum, following praying of rosary for recovery at 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the parish’s Substance Addiction Ministry. Dr. Astle is a licensed pharmacist, and is responsible for identification and referral of students suffering from substance abuse disorders. For more information, call 412-296-1709.


The Spirit Refill Team of St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Perrysville invite public to monthly praying of rosary on Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in church. Following rosary, Capuchin Father Scott Seether will speak on “Reasons to Hope in Difficult Times.”


Public is invited to a festival of praise celebration of Jesus, “Jesus’ Spirit Lives in You!,” on Saturday, July 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Sylvester Parish in Brentwood, hosted by Holy Apostles Parish. Praise Band will provide worship and praise music, and Father Mike Zavage will serve as presider. Also, Donna Yantz-Lease will give witness talk, and Father Levi Hartle will serve as worship leader. Services will also include adoration and Benediction.



The Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Tuesday, July 16. Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Center Township, with Father Michael Ruffalo as celebrant, followed by rosary procession (weather permitting). Brown scapular will be distributed at service. Reception will follow in parish hall. For more information, contact Bill Dicioccio, president of Confraternity, at 724-775-8291.


The Saint Genesius of Rome Theater Group will present “Princess of Pibrac,” the tale of Saint Germaine Cousin, on stage in the Bishop McDowell Auditorium on the campus of St. Paul Seminary, 2900 Noblestown Road in Crafton. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19,  and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Suggested donation is $5 per person, and free for clergy, religious, seminarians and children ages 10 and young. For more information, call 724-933-7837 or 412-491-4415, or visit www.sgrtheatergroup.yolasite.com.


The documentary, “HOSTIA: The Power and Presence of the Eucharistic,” will be shown at the Legion of Mary Home, 1705 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood on Saturday, July 20, starting at noon. Program is free and open to public. For more information, visit www. pittsburghregia.com.


The St. Augustine Fraternity of Secular Franciscans will celebrate Mass and a profession ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at St. Augustine Church of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, 225-37th St. in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Elizabeth Coke, Ellen Moysan and Benjamin Orsatti will profess into the Secular Franciscan Order. Mass will be celebrated by Capuchin Father Reginald Russo. Reception will follow Mass. The public can learn more about fraternity on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. during the annual Come and See event at Our Lady of the Angels. For more information, contact Josette Baker at 412-605-4496, or e-mail josetteb7@verizon.net.


• OPV Parish Festival at St. John the Baptist, Plum: Parishes of Oakmont, Plum and Verona festival, Wednesday and Thursday, July 10-11, 6:30-10 p.m., Friday, July 12, 6-10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 5-10:30 p.m., 444 St. John St., Attractions include bingo, bake sale, rummage sale, kiddieland, games, rides, basket auctions, grand raffle, nightly 50/50 and more. Food menu includes potato patch, bake sale, funnel cakes, fresh lemonade, beer and wine, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, kielbasa, steak sandwiches, pulled pork, corn dogs, tacos, grilled half chicken, hot sausage, salads, chicken strips, haluski, fruit cup, coleslaw and more. Nightly dinners, served from 6-10 p.m. (6-10:30 p.m. Friday and 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday): Wednesday, stuffed cabbage and pierogies; Thursday, lasagna; Friday, “famous” fish; Saturday, stuffed chicken breast. New this year, two nightly kids’ meal options. Entertainment nightly from 7:15-10 p.m.: Wednesday, The Kosmix (polka); Thursday, Vince Tresco Band, with Disney sing-a-long hour; Friday, The Poor Souls Band; Saturday, Acoustic Diversion Band.

Our Lady of the 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. Attractions include bingo, rides, games, basket bonanza, cash raffle ($5,000 total cash prizes) and more. Daily food menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cabbage and noodles, barbecue pork, hot sausage, hot dogs, pizza, kielbasa, funnel cake and more. Entertainment nightly from 7-10: Wednesday, Risen to Save with Curt Marino and Marcie Covey; Thursday, Sweet Judys (tribute to Crosby, Stills and Nash); Friday, American Pie; Saturday, Dick Tady Orchestra.

• Parish Grouping 212: St. Angela Merici (White Oak), Corpus Christi (McKeesport), St. Patrick (McKeesport), St. Robert Bellarmine (East McKeesport), held at St. Angela Merici, White Oak: Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 6-10 p.m., 1640 Fawcett Ave. Attractions include flea market, basket raffle, Kids’ Korner, gaming area, midway games, bingo, bake sale and more. Menu includes ethnic favorites as stuffed cabbage, haluski and pierogies. Also, grill favorites, Italian booth with homemade pizza, hot sausage, sweet shop and more. Plus, express service, with kid favorites and walking tacos. Nightly entertainment at 7 and 8:30, including Magician Chuck Caputo, Kids’ Kingdom, DJ April, interactive music, karaoke and visits by mascots.

St. Jude, Wilmerding: Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, 6-10 p.m. (food served 5:30-10 p.m.), 405 Westinghouse Ave. Attractions include flea market, bingo, games, Chinese auction, daily 50/50 raffle and more. Delicious ethnic food menu, including homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, stuffed shells with meatballs, kielbasa, fish sandwiches, baked goods, funnel cakes and more. Live entertainment nightly from 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Thursday, 2 For the Road; Friday, Buddy Mac Band; Saturday, ethnic music by Trubaduri.

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