2017 Pittsburgh Church and Parish Celebrations

JUNE
St. Stephen, Hazelwood
Third annual “Communal Celebration of the African Joy Mass of the Holy Spirit,” Saturday, June 3, starting with Mass at 4 p.m., 5115 Second Ave. Music provided by the St. Benedict the Moor Heritage Choir from Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Celebration also includes music, dance and taste of foods from Africa. Suggested donation for food is $5. For more information, call Diana James at 412-780-7894, or e-mail africanjoymassoftheholyspirit@gmail.com. This celebration rotates locations each year.

St. Margaret, Green Tree
Wednesday-Saturday, June 7-10, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), parish grounds, 310 Mansfield Ave. Attractions include rides, bake sale, cash raffle, 50/50, Chinese auction and more. Food menu features hamburgers, hot dogs, meatball hoagies, pulled pork, walking tacos, french fries, funnel cakes and much more. Cash raffle includes prizes of $1,500 on Thursday, $3,500 on Friday and $5,000 on Saturday. Live disc jockey will provide music nightly.

St. Rosalia, Greenfield
Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10, 6-10 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. on Saturday), 411 Greenfield Ave. Attractions include games, basket raffle, beer garden, sweet tooth booth and more. Menu includes authentic Mexican food, haluski, hot sausage, meatball hoagies, funnel cakes, deep-fried oreos and much more. Nightly entertainment: Thursday, Eddie and the Bruisers; Matt Tichon at 6 p.m., The Optimists at 8 p.m.; Saturday, The Bel Airs.

Most Holy Name, Troy Hill
Saturday, June 10, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Attractions include rummage sale on Saturday, activities for kids, games for all ages, Chinese and silent auctions, bake sale and more. Menu features hand-cut french fries, homemade stuffed cabbage, haluski, walking tacos,  nachos, funnel cakes, hot and sweet sausage, kielbasa, hot dogs, chicken fingers and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

St. Anne, Castle Shannon
Monday-Saturday, June 12-17, 7-11 p.m. (dinners from 5-7 p.m.), 4040 Willow Ave. Attractions include rides, games, bingo, flea market, Chinese auction, fresh homemade doughnuts, funnel cakes, nightly 50/50 raffle and giant $9,500 raffle. Dinners are Monday-Friday, 5-7 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw
Thursday-Saturday, June 15-17, 6-10:30 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. on Saturday), 2510 Middle Road. Attractions include rides, games, craft sale, best basket auction and more. Dinner menu: Thursday, roast turkey breast; Friday, seafood platter (fried fish and shrimp); Saturday, Italian. Entertainment: Thursday, 7-10 p.m., American Pie; Friday, Kardaz, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Jeff Morris with Matt Kweder, 7-10 p.m. Mass with polka music on Saturday at 4 p.m.

St. Maurice, Forest Hills
Thursday, June 15, 7-10:30 p.m., Friday, June 16, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m.-midnight (dinners from 4:30-7:30 p.m.), 2001 Ardmore Blvd. Attractions include bingo, rides for kids, bake sale, games of chance, Chinese auction, white elephant sale, $10,000 cash raffle and more. Specialty dinner and carnival foods served nightly. Entertainment includes Soul Searchers, Dallas Marks and The Deep Roots, along with dancers from local studios including Amie’s Dance Academy and The East End Kids. For information, visit www.stmauriceparish.org.

John F. Kennedy Catholic School/Immaculate Conception Parish, Washington
Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 6-10 p.m. Attractions include nightly early bird bingo, indoor flea market, Chinese auction, photo booth, nightly caricaturist, classic car show and more. Large food menu, with kid-friendly options. Also featuring nightly specials and several dessert booths. Entertainment: Wednesday, WJPA, 6-8 p.m., Jordan Main, 8-10 p.m.; Thursday, disc jockey from 6-10 p.m.; Friday, Rooster, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, band to be announced.

Prince of Peace, South Side
Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 6-10 p.m., 81 S. 13th St. Attractions include bingo, games of chance, games for kids, flea market, variety of food and much more.

St. Thomas More, Bethel Park
“More Fest,” Wednesday-Saturday, June 21-24, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), parish campus, 126 Fort Couch Road. Attractions include super flea market (pre-sale on Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.), $12,000 cash raffle, rides, games, outdoor food booths, kids zone, indoor bingo and more. Outside food booths include burgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, chicken breast sandwich, funnel cakes, french fries, pork barbecue, pierogies, haluski, pizza, fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream and cookies. Featuring a Polish buffet dinner on Saturday. Entertainment: Wednesday, Shovlin Academy of Irish dancers, 6-7 p.m.; Thursday, talent show from 6-7 p.m., Black Horse country band, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, Radio Row, 6-7 p.m., Joe Grusheky, 8-10 p.m.; Saturday, Ray Jay and the Carousels and Henny & the Versa Js. Mass with polka music on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Corpus Christi, McKeesport
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24, 6-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. on Saturday), 803 Market St. Attractions include raffles, bingo, gift basket auction, games for all ages, grand prizes, train rides, inflatables and more. Variety of ethnic food items, including pierogies, haluski, stuffed cabbage, homemade baked goods, apple dumplings, and “famous” Corpus Christi fish sandwich. Friday entertainment includes Cathi Rhodes and Diane Paul. New this year is a Mass with polka music at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave. Following Mass, there will be dancing and entertainment on festival grounds from 6-8 p.m., with Jack Tady and his JTB Polka Band.

St. Gregory, Zelienople
“Lawn Fete,” Thursday, June 22, 7-10 p.m., Friday, June 23, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 6-11 p.m., 2 W. Beaver St. Rummage sale in Bergman Events Center, opening at noon on Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. on Saturday. Attractions include bingo, big money raffle, giant slide, moonwalk, bake sale, plant stand, kiddie games, games of chance, Chinese auction and more. Dinners, 4-7 p.m. cost is $8 for small, $10 for large, and includes dessert and beverage. Dinner menu: Thursday, stuffed cabbage with homemade mashed potatoes, vegetable and applesauce; Friday, baked or fried fish, with potato, vegetable and cole slaw; Saturday, roast beef with oven-roasted potatoes, carrots and cole slaw. Full refreshment stand open during festival hours, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, nightly specials and more. Entertainment: Thursday, 7:15 p.m., Bell School of Dance; Friday, 7:15-8:15 p.m., The Strand-tastics, 8:30-10:30 p.m., This-That and the Other Thing; Saturday, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Siri’s School of Dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., SpinCycle. For information visit www.stgreglawnfete.com.

St. Pamphilus, Beechview
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24, 7-10:30 p.m., 1000 Tropical Ave. Attractions include Chinese auction, bingo, face painting, caricature artist, bake sale, games, raffles, flea market, pet adoptions, children’s game area, health screenings, great food and much more. Thursday, Italian dinner, 5-7 p.m., with homemade Italian specialty desserts, cost is $10 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4-10 and free for kids under 4. Entertainment features Trinity Wiseman from 7-10 p.m. nightly (for information, visit www.trinitywiseman.com). Special guests include Going Home Greyhounds, Rabbit Wranglers and Animal Friends.

St. Therese of Lisieux, Munhall
Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25, starting at 6 p.m on Thursday and Friday, and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 1 St. Therese Court. Nightly activities include bake sale, bingo, tiki hut, variety of ethnic food booths, 50/50 raffle, flea market, funnel cakes, ice cream, games for all ages, kiddie area, raffles and more. New this year is climbing wall and meal deals in all booths. The Kona Hawaiian Ice truck and Mike & Tony’s gyro stand will return this year. Dinner menu: Friday, fish fry; Sunday, stuffed pork chop. Entertainment nightly, beginning at 7 p.m.: Thursday, Tim and John; Friday, Ruff Creek; Saturday, “The Buffettman” Tom Watt; Sunday, Fran’s School of Dance, disc jockey Matt Tichon.

St. Thomas A Becket, Jefferson Hills
Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24, 6-11 p.m., 139 Gill Hall Road. Variety of fun, food and entertainment planned.

Holy Trinity, West Mifflin
“Hawaiian Luau” dinner dance and pig roast, Saturday, June 24, 6:30-10:30 p.m., church hall, 529 Grant Avenue Ext. Menu includes Kahlua pork from a whole pig cooked on site, pulled pork, teriyaki chicken with pineapple, oriental vegetables, sweet ’n spicy Thai noodles, tossed green and avocado salad, tropical fruit medley, variety of fresh fruit, Tahitian punch and pineapple Kahlua Cake, all catered by TJ Restaurant & Pub. Complimentary beer and soda. Featuring oldies and Hawaiian songs, plus contests including tackiest Hawaiian shirt, hula hoop and more. Cost is $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Duquesne/West Mifflin Council 4210. For tickets, call George at 412-823-8011, or Tim at 412-414-4919.

JULY
St. Angela Merici, White Oak
Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8, 6-10 p.m., 1640 Fawcett Ave. Attractions include flea market, basket raffle, Kiddie Kingdom, gaming area, Midway games, bingo nightly, bake sale and more. New this year, “Bottle Flip.” Main food booth features ethnic favorites, including stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, Italian booth (with homemade pizza and hot sausage) and more. Also, grill items and express service featuring kid favorites and walking tacos. Entertainment includes disc jockey DJ April’s Fresh Entertainment, and interactive music karaoke nightly. Magician Chuck Caputo will be in Kiddie Kingdom nightly from 7-9 p.m. In addition, visits from different mascots.

St. Jude, Wilmerding
Thursday-Saturday, July 6-8, 6-10 p.m. (food served beginning at 5:30 p.m.), 405 Westinghouse Ave. Attractions include flea market, bingo, games, Chinese auction, daily 50/50 raffle, money raffles and more. Featuring delicious ethnic food, including homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, haluski, hot sausage, stuffed shells with meatball, kielbasa, fish sandwiches, baked goods and funnel cakes, served from 5:30-10 p.m. Entertainment schedule: Thursday, 2 For the Road, 6:30-10 p.m.; Friday, Buddy Mac Band, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, ethnic music by Zabava, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

St. Sebastian, Ross Township
Monday-Saturday, July 10-15, 6:30-10 p.m. (5-10 p.m. on Saturday), 311 Siebert Road. Attractions include 12 rides for all ages, bingo nightly, with super bingo on Saturday ($1,500 jackpot), 20 game booths, games of chance, big bucks raffle with $10,00 grand prize, 50/50 nightly, Kidz Zone, homemade bake shop and more. KDKA KIDKAST will have live remote. Outdoor food booths include Big Bob’s famous ribs, pulled pork sandwich, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot sausage, Knights Knockout sandwich (similar to Primanti’s), nachos, home-cut french fries, funnel cakes, taffy apples, cotton candy, Rita’s Ice, Reymer’s lemon drink and much more. Entertainment: strolling violins, Vince Demor on Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m.; Meredith Hudak on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.; Thursday, barbershop quartet, 7-9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, Snow Queen, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, Al Mazing Ostrich magic, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; dancers, Irish Reelers, Thursday 7-8 p.m., Cynthia’s School of Dance, Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nightly, Juggler Kenny Willis, 6:30-9:30 p.m., face painting, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

St. John the Baptist, Plum Borough
Wednesday-Saturday, July 12-15, 7-10 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. on Friday, 5-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, with food served starting at 6 p.m., except on Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.), 444 St. John St. Attractions include bingo, bake sale, rummage sale, kiddieland, games, new rides, basket auctions, grand raffle and more. A new and improved festival food court with pizza, french fries, wine, beer, funnel cakes, fresh lemonade and much more. Themed dinner menu: Wednesday, lasagna night; Thursday, Texas-style meatloaf; Friday, St. John’s famous fish; Saturday, Polish night featuring wrapped cabbage.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Natrona Heights
Wednesday-Saturday, 6-10:30 p.m. (5-10:30 p.m. on Saturday), school grounds, 800 Montana Ave. Attractions include bingo, rides, games and bake sale. Daily menu includes homemade stuffed cabbage, pierogies, cabbage and noodles, barbecue pork, hot sausage, hot dogs, pizza, kielbasa, funnel cakes and more. Featuring basket bonanza and $5,000 cash raffle. Entertainment: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m. Risen to Save with Curt Marino and Marcie Covey; Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Wendy and the Lost Boys; Friday, 7-10 p.m., American Pie; Saturday, 7-10 p.m., Dick Tady Orchestra.

St. Joseph, Coraopolis
Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, 1304 Fourth Ave. Festival will include a variety of great food, games and entertainment for young and old alike.

SS. Simon and Jude, Scott Township
Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, 6 p.m., Parish Life Center (old school) and grounds, 1607 Greentree Road. Attractions include rides, games, bingo, petting zoo, “Jump for Jesus,” massive flea market and much more. Home show exhibit will include many local and regional companies with giveaways. Variety of food booths, including Italian, Polish, Irish, Indian and Mexican. Also, funnel cakes, apple dumplings, Fry Daddies Barbecue and more. Entertainment includes skydivers nightly at 8 p.m., musicians, dance troops and competitive gymnastics. Back again is parish’s famous Karaoke contest, open to all. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ssjfestival.

St. Christopher, Prospect
Friday, July 14, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 5-10 p.m. Attractions include children’s bouncie, free balloon animals, bingo, flea market, country store, basket raffles, instant bingo, Steelers ticket raffle, banner game and more. Featuring a cornhole tournament. Food menu includes walking tacos, grape leaves, baklava, gyros, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls, haluski, pierogies, kielbasa and kraut, funnel cakes, barbecue chicken, homemade pies and ice cream and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7-10 p.m., square dancing; Saturday, 5-10 p.m., family karaoke with Rikki Woodling Cabaret Karaoke; Saturday, 501st Legion Star Wars characters. Festival shuttle parking from Prospect Presbyterian Church. One free raffle ticket with the donation of a new non-perishable canned food item for local food pantry or humane society (limit one ticket per person). Outdoor Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. with music by the Prospect Chime Choir.

St. Damien of Molokai, Monongahela
Friday-Saturday, July 14-15, 5-11 p.m., parish park located at First and Main streets. Attractions include bake sale, bingo, basket raffle, games for all ages, small games of chance and more. Various ethnic and American foods on menu, including wings, pizza, funnel cakes, ice cream, barbecue, french fries, fresh-squeezed lemonade, Rita’s Italian ice and more. Entertainment: Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Pittsburgh Bel Airs; Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m., The NuTones. Mass in park on Saturday at 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

All Saints, Etna
Wednesday-Saturday, July 19-22, stands open at 6:30 p.m. (dinners from 5-7 p.m.), 19 Wilson St. Attractions include kiddie rides, games, instant bingo, $500 raffle every night, with $3,000 raffle on Saturday. Bingo nightly in air-conditioned hall, starting at 7:30 p.m. Dinners, $10 for adults, $6 for children, takeout available. Dinner menu: Wednesday, baked chicken; Thursday, steak; Friday, fish; Saturday, chicken ala king. Other foods served nightly, include pizza, hot pretzels, french fries, funnel cakes and Hawaiian shaved ice. Sandwiches served at 7:30 p.m. include hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage and other choices based on daily menu. Entertainment nightly, starting at 7 p.m.: Wednesday, Mike Arnold from Cue Ball folk rock band; Thursday, Kid’s night, with Ideal Dance and “Almazing” the magician; Friday, Kardaz, featuring music from 1960s and 1970s; Saturday, Time Tested classic rock band featuring Paul Martino.

Holy Apostles, Baldwin
Wednesday-Saturday, July 19-22, 6:30-11 p.m. (dinners, 4-6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 5-7:30 p.m on Saturday), St. Albert the Great Church grounds, 3198 Schieck St. (near Churchview Ave.). Attractions include rides by Reinhart Amusements, raffles (including grand raffle with $10,000 in prizes), Chinese auction, flea market and tag sale, bingo and more. Dinners served nightly, with famous fish fry on Friday, and Chef’s Steve’s barbecue. Featuring homemade doughnuts, made as you order, and bake sale. Off-street parking available. For more information, call 412-884-7744.

St. Robert Bellarmine, East McKeesport
Thursday-Saturday, July 20-22, 6:30-10 p.m. (5:30-10 p.m. on Saturday), parish’s upper lot, 1313 Fifth Ave. Attractions include giant flea market with lots of great deals, bingo, Kid Korner, basket auction, money wheel, chuck-o-luck, 50/50 raffle, nightly raffle  and other games of chance. Food menu includes St. Robert’s “famous” pizza fritas, homemade french fries, fresh-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken fingers, barbecue pulled pork, stuffed cabbage, walking tacos, hot sausage, haluski, homemade pierogies, fresh fruit cups, fresh-squeezed lemonade and homemade baked goods. Entertainment: Thursday, Valentino and the Avengers; Friday, John McCann acoustic Irish music; Saturday, Firebyte Audio with disc jockey Bill Yadesky. Special reunion Mass for former and current parishioners, school alumni and friends, Saturday at 4 p.m.

St. Athanasius, West View
Flea market, Saturday, July 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.  Festival, Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29, 6-10 p.m., (dinner 5-7 p.m.), parish parking lot, 7 Chalfonte Ave. Attractions include Kid’s Kingdom, flea market, basket raffle, big money raffle each night, with $7,000 prize on Saturday, bingo on Friday and Saturday and bake sale. Games for all ages, including air hockey, Despicable Me 3 pick-a-ticket, remote control truck, cartoon wheel and Texas Hold ‘Em poker. Dinner menu: Thursday, pulled pork with choice of sauce and sides, including St. A’s made pierogies, green beans and cole slaw; Friday, fish fry, with choice of fish on a dish or bun, and macaroni and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce; Saturday, baked ziti with choice of sauce, meatball on side, with tossed salad, roll and butter. Nightly food menu includes fresh-squeezed lemonade, fresh-cut festival fries, funnel cakes, bake shop and refreshment stand. Oasis beer sale area for those 21 and over. Entertainment: nightly, disc jockey Chris Roach; Thursday, character appearances; Friday, karaoke all night; Saturday, St. Athanasius’s local talent. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Madonna del Castello, Swissvale
Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29, opens at 7 p.m. (dinners served starting at 4 p.m.), 2021 S. Braddock Ave. Attractions include games, bingo, basket raffle, giant super slide and more. Homemade dinner menu: Thursday, cavatelli; Friday, linguine with clams; Saturday, manicotti; daily, meatballs, hot sausage, stuffed cubinella peppers, eggplant parmesan. Nightly foods on festival grounds include Veltre’s pizza, parish’s “famous” fried dough and Casa Dolce (house of sweets featuring homemade baked goods). Entertainment: Thursday at 6 p.m., band concert by Pittsburgh Letter Carriers band; Friday at 7 p.m., dance show by Lorraine Busch Dance Center; Saturday at 7 p.m., dance show by Foxtrot Dance Studio. Parking is available in Noble Street lot.

St. Agnes Parish & School, West Mifflin
Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, 5-10 p.m. (1-10 p.m. on Sunday), school grounds, 653 St. Agnes Lane. Attractions include bingo starting at 6 p.m., huge Chinese auction, bake sale, moon bounce and other inflatables for youth, games of skill and chance and more. Dinners: Friday, fried fish; Saturday, hot roast beef; Sunday, stuffed pork chop. Festival foods include potato pancakes, pierogies, haluski, meatball sandwich, hot sausage sandwich and much more. Entertainment: Friday at 7 p.m., Dallas Marks; Saturday at 7 p.m., Mansfield 5; Sunday, fireworks at 9 p.m.

AUGUST
St. Alexis, Wexford
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 10090 Old Perry Highway. Attractions include indoor dinners, homemade outdoor food, daily entertainment, games of chance, high-quality rides, biergarten and much more.

Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 6-10 p.m. (food available starting at 4 p.m.), 311 Crescent Ave. Attractions include bake booth, gift baskets and bingo. Dinners: Friday, ribs; Saturday, lamb: Food booth includes homemade pizza, pepperoni puffs, pizza greens, sandwiches (meatball, eggplant, fish, sausage) and much more. Live entertainment nightly. Cash giveaway, with $46,000 in prizes. For information, call 724-758-4411.

St. Valentine, Bethel Park
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, 6-10 p.m. (dinners start at 5 p.m.), 2710 Ohio St. Attractions include games, bake sale, food booth, rides and much more. Food includes nightly dinners, hot pretzels, fried dough, french fries, pierogies, kielbasa, hot dogs and much more. Disc jockey nightly. On Saturday, there will be a Mass with polka music provided by Ray Jay and the Carousels, who will also perform at the festival on Saturday night.

St. Vitus, New Castle
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 2-5, starting at 6 p.m., 910 S. Mercer St. Attractions include kiddieland rides, concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, face painting, Italian baked goods sale, Morra tournament, Baby Doll Dance, grand raffle on Saturday and fireworks. Food menu includes nightly Italian specials and homemade food, including cavatelli, pasta fagioli, sandwiches (meatball, Italian sausage and eggplant). Also, fried dough, pizza, pizza greens, chicken, lamb on the rods and festival favorite pepperoni puffs. Also, Casa de dolce (House of Italian Treats). Entertainment nightly, including baby doll dance on Thursday at 9 p.m. and fireworks by Protechnico on Saturday at 10:30 p.m.

St. Bernadette, Monroeville
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5, 6-11 p.m. (6-10 p.m. on Thursday), 245 Azalea Drive. Attractions include rides, large indoor flea market, bingo, games for all ages, Monte Carlo and other card games, bake sale and more. Food menu includes hamburgers, cheese burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, marinated chicken skewers, hot and sweet sausage with peppers and onions, pulled pork sandwiches, saber spuds, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment: Thursday, to be announced; Friday, 7-11 p.m., Corned Beef and Curry; Saturday, 6-7 p.m. East End Kids, 7-10 p.m. Dallas Marks.

St. Mark, Liberty Borough
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 3-5, 6-11 p.m. (5-11 p.m. on Saturday), parish’s Liberty Borough site, 3210 Liberty Way. Attractions include specialty craft and sport basket raffle, rides, money raffle, flea market, photo booth, bake sale, bingo, kid’s area, money wheel, wheel barrow of cheer raffle, games and more. Food menu includes stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, “Big Mark” burger, french fries, kid’s meals, hot dogs, hot sausage, funnel cakes, fried Oreos and Twinkies and more. Disc jockey nightly from 6-11 p.m. Jack Tady and the Tady Bears will perform on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption, Herman
Sunday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (dinner from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), old school grounds, 821 Herman Road (Butler). Attractions include basket raffle, bingo, large cash raffle, chuck-a-luck, games for teens and children, including slide, tractor rides, bake sale and refreshment stand. Dinner menu includes baked ham or char-grilled chicken, with home-grown green beens, cucumbers and cole slaw. Also, hot sausage, hot dogs, cotton candy, funnel cakes and home-grown vegetables. Live music from noon-4 p.m. Shuttle bus available from local fire hall to picnic grounds.

Holy Trinity, Robinson Township
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 9-12, 6-11 p.m. nightly, 5718 Steubenville Pike. Attractions include rides, games for all ages, raffles, bingo, vendor area, casino, huge white elephant sale, inflatables and more. Huge selection of food and beverages. Ethnic food booths include  American, Italian, Greek and German. Entertainment: Wednesday, Gabby Barrett; Thursday, Double Time; Friday, to be announced; Saturday, Under the Fire.

St. Raphael, Morningside
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 10-13, 1154 Chislett St. Begins Thursday with grand parade at 6 p.m. and continues nightly with games, amusements, flea market, Kid’s Zone, refreshment stand, live music, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, bingo, big raffle with nightly drawing totaling $9,900 in prizes and more. Sunday will be St. Rocco Feast Day celebration, beginning with Mass in Italian at 4 p.m., followed by neighborhood procession with St. Rocco statue and brass band. Later that evening will be live Italian music and fireworks. For more information, call 412-661-3100.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carnegie
“SEAS Summerfest ‘17,” Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 10-12, 5-10 p.m., 330 Third Ave. Attractions include nightly bingo, bake sale, live music, beer, basket raffle, instant bingo, 50/50 raffle, big money raffle with prizes totalling $10,000 and more. Also, money wheels, poker, games of chance and more. For kids, there is a bounce house and fun games. Homemade food featured in a variety of food booths, including Italian, German potato pancakes, Irish, Polish and American. Also carnival favorites such as funnel cakes, snow cones, ice cream, popcorn and cotton candy. For information, visit www.SEAScarnegie.org.

St. Ferdinand, Cranberry Township
Friday, Aug. 11, 6-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 5-11 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, 4-9 p.m., parish grounds, 2535 Rochester Road. Note, dinners in Oldenski Hall, and white elephant flea market, open one hour earlier. Attractions include craft booths, giant white elephant flea market, bingo, “Spirit of St. Ferdinand,” train rides, games, Kiddieland, grand $12,000 raffle and much more. Concession booths offer a variety of festival foods, snacks and beverages inside air-conditioned Oldenski Hall, including pulled pork, barbecue chicken, ham and turkey and much more. Parish is looking to add live entertainment. For more information, and updated information, visit www.stferd.org, or call 724-776-2888.

Our Lady of Joy, Holiday Park
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, 5-10 p.m., church parking lot and hall, 2000 O’Block Road (Plum Borough). Attractions include moonwalk, obstacle course, slide, games for all ages, bingo (from 7-10 p.m.), bake sale, “Then and Now” booth, 50/50, basket raffle, big $8,800 money raffle and more. Variety of food is available throughout the festival, including hot sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich, stuffed cabbage, haluski, pierogies, hamburgers, hot dogs, gyros, chicken fingers, pizza, french fries, walking tacos, nachos, funnel cake, snow cones, ice cream, popcorn, soft pretzels and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Entertainment: Friday, 5-10 p.m., Bachelor Boys Band; Saturday, 5-10 p.m., Disc Jockey Mike. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Holy Sepulcher, Glade Mills
Sunday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (flea market and bake sale open at 8 a.m., all other attractions open at 11 a.m.), 1304 E. Cruikshank Road (Buter). Attractions include giant flea market, big Chinese auction, bake sale, bingo, kids’ world, games, raffles and much more. Food menu includes barbecue chicken or ham dinners, pizza, haluski and snack bar. Musical entertainment starts at noon.

Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township
Monday-Saturday, Aug. 14-19, starts at 7 p.m. (dinners from 4-6:30 p.m.), school parking lot, 1734 Bower Hill Road. Attractions include white elephant sale, bingo, rides, games, variety of food, live entertainment and much more.

St. Francis of Assisi, Finleyville
Parish picnic, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m.-dark, parish grounds, 3609 Washington Ave. Attractions include games for all ages, country store, craft and theme basket raffle, all
day bingo, and much more. Food menu includes roast lamb, roast beef, barbecue chicken, haluski, kielbasa and sauerkraut, hot dogs and much more.

St. Sylvester, Brentwood
Kick-off spaghetti dinner, Aug. 20, 2-6 p.m., church hall. Festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 21-26, 7-10 p.m. (7-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday), 3754 Brownsville Road. Attractions include rides, bingo, bake sale, flea market, nightly raffles and more. Foods specials nightly.

St. Teresa of Avila, Perrysville
Kick-off flea market, Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Festival, Monday-Saturday, Aug. 21-26, 6-10 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, dinners nightly from 4:30-7:30 p.m.), 1000 Avila Court. Attractions include carnival rides, poker, blackjack, flea market, big money raffle with first prize of $12,000, bingo, bake sale, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles, Kiddie Korner and more. Nightly dinner menu: Monday, roast beef; Tuesday, Eastern European food; Wednesday, meatloaf and chicken; Thursday, German food; Friday, fish; Saturday, Italian. Nightly outdoor food booths include funnel cakes and lemonade. Entertainment: Wednesday, Rhythm & Steel band; Thursday, Back in Time band; Friday, Eldorado Band; Saturday, Kardaz. This year features new prizes and expanded Kiddie Korner. Also, adult beverage area with microbrew selections.

Good Samaritan, Ambridge
Thursday-Sunday (Labor Day weekend), Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 725 Glenwood Ave. Attractions include bingo, raffles, bake sale, games and much more. Homestyle dinner menu: Thursday, stuffed chicken breast; Friday, “famous” fish fry; Saturday, stuffed cabbage; Sunday, spaghetti and meatball. Extensive entertainment schedule: Thursday, 6 p.m., Dancing Queen; Friday, 7 p.m., “Beaver County’s Own” Cassanova; Saturday, noon, Dick Tady orchestra, 8 p.m., Jimmy Ross and The Jaggerz; Sunday, 1 p.m., Ambridge Steel Drum Band, 3 p.m., The Cavaliers, 7 and 8:30 p.m., Johnny Angel and the Halos. Mass with polka music at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, with music by Dick Tady Orchestra. See ad on Page 12.

SEPTEMBER
St. Alphonsus, Wexford
Friday, Sept. 8, 5K Twilight Run/Walk in North Park, with one-mile kids fun run starting at 6 p.m., and 5K starting at 6:30 p.m. Harvest Home Festival, Saturday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 10, 1-6:30 p.m., 201 Church Road. Attractions include games, Chinese auction, country store (with furniture, crafts, fresh vegetables, baked goods), Treasures from the Attic (previously owned items for sale), raffle and more. Harvest home dinner on Sunday includes choice of entree (pulled pork, roasted on an outdoor grill chicken or Harvest Home Ham). Side dishes include mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, cucumber salad, tomato salad, applesauce, rolls, slice of pie and beverages.

St. Camillus, Neshannock Township
Craft and food festival, Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 314 W. Englewood Ave. (New Castle). Attractions include 50 craft tables, basket raffle, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Food menu includes pigs in the blanket, haluski and much more.

Word of God, Swissvale
Oktoberfest, Saturday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., 7446 McClure Ave.

St. Joseph, Cabot
Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 315 Stoney Hollow Road. Attractions include cash raffle, big basket raffle with over 100 baskets, bingo, old fashioned country store (with baked goods, flea market and other treasures), games for all ages and much more. Food includes mouth-watering barbecue chicken dinner, cooked over an open pit, or ham dinner, served family style in air-conditioned hall. Takeout available. Musical entertainment provided throughout the day.

St. Michael, Butler
“Festa Italia,” Saturday, Sept. 23, noon-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, noon-6 p.m., 432 Center Ave. Featuring Italian Village shops that include ice cream parlor, bakery, cafe bistro, Ristorante and more. Other attractions include peoples’ choice contest, theme basket raffle, youth activities, wine tasting and sale with Starr Hill Winery, money raffles and much more. Saturday at the Ristorante features a la carte menu of beans and greens, chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan, hot sausage and meatball sandwiches, lasagna, pasta primavera, Natili’s pizza, stuffed shells, wedding and chicken pastina soup, caprese and tossed salads and Italian love cake. Sunday features spaghetti and meatball dinner.  with garlic bread, tossed salad and dessert. Entertainment: Saturday, 2 p.m. local dance group, 3:30 p.m. Michael Sonata’s “Tribute to Ole’ Blue Eyes;” 5:30 p.m., Mirella the Musician; Sunday, 1 p.m. John Gabriele on accordion, and local dance group (time to be announced).

OCTOBER
St. Malachy, Kennedy Township
Nationality festival, Thursday, Oct. 5, 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2-10 p.m., 343 Forest Grove Road. Featuring a variety of ethnic foods and entertainment.

Source: www.pittsburghcatholic.org