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EVENTS
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All young adults of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to this new parish program at Allusion Brewing Co. on 134 Grant Avenue in Vandergrift on Thursday, October 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic, Practical Ways to Put Our Faith into Action, will be delivered by Paul Niemiec. The format is a 20 minute presentation, 20 minute socializing, and 20 minute question/answer. All participants are responsible for their own beverages.

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On All Souls Day, November 2, the Church remembers those who have died. This commemoration expresses our need to pray for one another in the Church, especially for those who have died in their human imperfection. In anticipation of All Souls Day...


On Sunday, October 31, Saint James Parishwill have a special commemoration at the 9 a.m. Mass; and on Sunday, October 31, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish will have a special commemoration at the 11 a.m. Mass.


At these liturgies we will remember our parish members who were buried from our churches since last All Souls Day. After Holy Communion, we will pray for the deceased by name — asking the Angels to lead them into Paradise. Everyone is invited to join us in this beautiful act of remembrance.

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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, November 8, at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Kathy Wawrzeniak and the topic is “How Is the Family the Domestic Church?” The format is a 20 minute presentation, a 20 minute break, and a 20 minute question/answer period.  All participants are responsible for their own beverages (The Central does not accept credit cards. An ATM is available).

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Toddlers through 5th grade children [as well as their family members and friends] in our partner parishes are invited to this event on the lawn next to the Saint James Parish activities center on Sunday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults who will be accompanying the children may want to bring a lawn chair. The event will feature pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin painting, a campfire with smores and pizza mountain pies, games, a craft, and much more. There is no cost for the gathering, but reservations are necessary by contacting the parish office by Monday, October 18. In case of inclement weather the gathering will be held in the activities center.

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Members and friends of our partner parishes are invited to this event at the Moonlight Inn Restaurant and Lounge [1011 La Belle Vue Road in Vandergrift] on Wednesday, November 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will receive step-by-step instructions with an experienced local artist as they create a winter scene and penguin [as displayed on the easel]. Following the evening of camaraderie and fun, you will depart with your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece! The cost is $25 per person which includes all materials. Participants are responsible for their own beverages. Registrations are limited to the first 25 people. To sign-up, return the form below with payment to the parish office via the collection basket or U.S. Mail by Monday morning, October 25.

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Children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace (Sunday, October 31, after the 11 a.m. Mass) and Saint James (Saturday, October 30, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass) Parishes, as well as their relatives and friends, are invited to ‘Trunk or Treat’ in the church parking lots. Children who will be participating may wear their costumes to Mass and will receive treats in the parking lot from the trunks of participating parishioners. Children who will join us are to contact the parish office by Monday, October 25. In addition, parishioners who will be providing treats from their vehicles are asked to wear a face-covering as the children receive their treats. You will be contacted beforehand regarding the number of participants to expect. Parish members who will be providing treats are to contact the parish office by Monday, October 25.

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A rummage sale will be held in the basement of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Avenue, East Vandergrift on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, November 7, from 12 to 1 p.m.  There are lots of new items!  Everyone is invited.