EVENTS
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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, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, May 2, from 12 to 1 p.m.  Mask wearing and social distancing practices will be observed.  Everyone is invited.

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Members of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to a kayaking trip on the Kiskiminetas River on Sunday, June 6 [weather and water conditions pending… our make-up date is June 13]. Please meet at Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters, 111 Market Street, Saltsburg at 2:30 p.m. for processing. We will launch at 3 p.m. for a 4.5-mile, 2½-hour kayak trip from Saltsburg to Avonmore. The cost is $33 per person which includes kayak rental, equipment and the shuttle. Those who have their own kayaks are welcome to shuttle with the group for a $12 fee. The $12 cost includes parking and a shuttle for the kayaker and their kayak. To sign-up, please submit your name, phone number and $33 fee to the parish office by Friday, May 28.

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On Sunday, May 23, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass on the parish lawn in front of the grotto. Those who are planning to attend are to bring their own chair [because of COVID 19, wooden folding chairs will not be provided]. Social distancing mandates must be followed during Mass. Since the liturgy will be outdoors, you do not have to wear a mask while Mass is being celebrated. Ice cream sandwiches will be provided afterward. In case of inclement weather Mass will be celebrated in the church. Everyone is welcome to join us.

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All members of our partner parishes and their family members and friends are invited to a parish bike ride on Roaring Run Trail in Kiski Twp. on Sunday, May 23. We will meet in the parking lot next to the boat launch at 2 p.m.  Hotdogs, chips and beverages will be provided at the pavilion afterward.  In case of inclement weather the ride will be on Sunday, May 30.  Diocesan COVID mandates will be followed.  There is no cost for the venture.  In order for us to prepare adequately, participants must RSVP with the parish office @ 724-478-4958 by Monday, May 17.