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All adults of our partner parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to this new program at the Central Restaurant and Bar at 204 North Warren Avenue in Apollo on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Dr. Fran Leap and the topic is “Deepening Faith and Joy in Our Catholic Tradition as We Come to Know Other Faith Traditions.” The format is a 20 minute presentation, a 20 minute break, and a 20 minute question/answer period.

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Toddlers through 5th grade children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes [and their family members and friends] are invited to this event on the lawn of Saint James Parish on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. Over 1200 water balloons will be filled as the children participate in numerous games. Parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany the children. Participants are to bring a beach towel and dress in swim wear because they will get wet! Adults are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Hot dogs, freeze pops, watermelon, and popcorn will be provided. There is no cost. Registration is necessary with the Parish Office in Apollo by Monday, June 6.

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The Ascension is celebrated 40 days after Easter when Catholics commemorate Jesus' return to God the Father after being with His disciples after the resurrection. It is a central element of our tradition and is included in the creed recited at Mass each Sunday. It is also a Holy Day of Obligation and Catholics are required to go to Mass on that day.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church

Thursday, May 26, 12 noon

Saint James Church

Thursday, May 26, 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

[There are no Vigil Masses scheduled for the Ascension]

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Members of our partner parishes and their family members and friends are invited to bring a lawn chair and participate in this event on the lawn of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish (in case of inclement weather the event will be held on Friday, July 1). Pizza, beer and water will be provided. There is no cost, but reservations are necessary by Monday, June 13.

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Saint James and Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parishes are sponsoring a golf outing at the Links at Spring Church, 3563 Balsiger Road, Apollo on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Registration is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The cost includes green fees, food and drink. The price for a single golfer is $85 if registered before May 13 and $100 if registered after May 13. The event is cash and checks only. Contests include longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin, and more. To register make checks payable to Saint James Parish or Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish, (memo notation: golf outing), and mail check to 109 Owens View Avenue, Apollo, PA 15613. For additional information call or text Eric @ (313) 600-0730 or Ron @ (724) 600-4290.

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All young adults of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their friends, are invited to this new parish program at Allusion Brewing Co. on 134 Grant Avenue in Vandergrift on Thursday, June 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic, Living in the Light of the Resurrection, will be delivered by Katie Zuzik. The format is a 20 minute presentation, 20 minute socializing, and 20 minute question/answer. All participants are responsible for their own beverages.