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Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes are sponsoring a day trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, June 12. Everyone is invited to join the group. Participants must be at least 21 years of age. The motor coach will depart from the Saint James Church parking lot, 109 Owens View Avenue, Apollo at 9 a.m. The cost is $35 per person which includes gratuity for the bus driver and $20 in free play. Seating is limited. To sign-up, contact the parish office at 724-478-4958.

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Members of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes who are in 6th through 12th grade are invited to the Pirates vs. Tampa Bay game at PNC Park on Friday, June 21. Seating will be in section 130. The game is a ‘Free Shirt Friday.’  Each of our tickets also comes preloaded with $10 that can be spent at food and beverage locations. Those who will be joining us are to meet in the activities center of Saint James Parish at 3:30 p.m. We will carpool to Pittsburgh and tailgate prior to the game — enjoying sandwiches, chips, and beverages. The cost for parish members is $15. Guests may attend for $45. Tickets are limited to 25 individuals and are available on a first-come basis. Reservations are necessary through the parish office and must be made by May 20. Volunteers who would like to chaperon/drive are welcome to join us and are to contact the parish office.

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All adults of our partner parishes are invited to this program at the Central Restaurant and Bar at 204 North Warren Avenue in Apollo on Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Edward Scheid, and the topic is “Mary in the Gospels.” The format is a 20 minute presentation, a 20 minute break, and a 20 minute question/answer period.

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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 program at Allusion Brewing Co., 143 Grant Avenue, Vandergrift, on Wednesday, June 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. The format is a 20 minute presentation, 20 minute socializing, and 20 minute question/answer period. All participants are responsible for their own beverages.

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Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish has Sunday bingo in the parish’s social hall, 411 McKinley Avenue, East Vandergrift. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Upcoming bingo dates are June 23, July 7, July 21, and August 4.  The June 23 bingo will feature: Jackpot: 55#s; picture frame: 42#s; magic number G-48 for $345+.  For additional information, please call the parish office at 724-478-4958.

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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 Friday, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; on Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and on Sunday, July 7, from 12 to 1 p.m. There are many new items and monthly specials.  For additional information, please call the parish office at 724-478-4958.

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Toddlers through 5th grade children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes [as well as their family members and friends] are invited to this event on the grounds of Saint James Parish on Tuesday, June 18, at 5 p.m. Children will have an opportunity to get a close look, touch/sit-in, and explore various motor vehicles, as well as enjoy games and snacks. The cost per child is $5 for registered parishioners and $10 for guests. Sign-ups are necessary through the parish office by Monday, June 10.

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Our Vacation Bible School will be held in the Saint James activities center from June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students from 4 years old to 6th grade can attend. We are also looking for volunteers from students who have finished 7th grade or older to help with: teaching, guiding children to classes, snack time, recreation, science, crafts, Bible study, music and more. Those volunteers 18 years and older must meet volunteer clearances. We are also looking for anyone interested in helping with decorating the hall. The Great Jungle Journey has adventure around every bend, where kids are equipped to answer questions about who God is and what His Word teaches about salvation. Excitement galore awaits as you learn how to reconnect the Bible to real life. Children will be encouraged to seek their Creator and Savior!  Come join the fun!! Any questions, please contact Beth Kendle @ 724.727.3240 or elk409@gmail.com

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On Sunday, July 7, Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish will celebrate the 11 a.m. Mass on the lawn in front of the grotto. Those who are planning to attend are to bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on. Since there is limited shade in this area, you may want to bring a hat, sun umbrella and/or sunscreen. Ice cream sandwiches will be provided afterward. In case of inclement weather Mass will be celebrated in the church.

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