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St. Pius, ministerium to offer Lenten meals

| Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Today is Ash Wednesday. It begins the season of Lenten meals that are available every Friday through Lent by the volunteers at St. Pius Church. The meals feature a different pasta meal each week and also fish dinners. The pasta this week will be manicotti. Fish dinners are available in fried or baked. The meals will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. and can be eaten at the social center or taken home. Pasta meals are $9 for adults and $4.50 for children and fish dinners are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For information call 724-547-0950.

The Mt. Pleasant Ministerium is hosting Lenten lunches, held at noon every Wednesday during Lent. Each week, a different pastor will deliver a short message, followed by lunch. All lunches will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. The lunches are open to the public.

St. Florian Church of United's annual Easter kolache sale is under way. Advance orders are being taken for 15-inch, freshly baked nut, apricot, poppyseed and prune rolls priced at $11 each. Orders will be taken until March 12; rolls will be available for pick up March 23 to 25; call Bobbi at 724-423-6619 or Juanita at 724-423-2455 to place an order.

An overnight bus trip is planned to visit Lancaster from May 17 to 18. The trip will include the show "Jonah" which will be performed at the Sight and Sound Theater. Cost is $215 per person and will include accommodations, tickets for the show, dinner and breakfast. Proceeds from the trip will benefit the Relay for Life. For information, call 724-547-2503.

Good news for all you pizza fans. St. Pius pizza has returned and will once again be made fresh every Monday. Pizza is available from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays only. The pizza is offered in plain, pepperoni, white and half and half. Orders will be taken through 7 p.m. and can be placed at 724-547-0950.

A bus trip to the Ohio Amish country will take place on March 17. The trip will visit the Behalt Amish Mennonite Heritage Center and shopping will also be included along with an authentic Amish meal. Cost for the trip will be $85. For information, call 724-547-5839.

If you have ever been interested in being an umpire, now is your chance. The Mt. Pleasant Little League is presently looking for adults to umpire for the upcoming year. Umpire experience is required and certification is preferred. For information, call 412-901-9643.

Jacobs Creek Faith in Action is presently looking for volunteers to help with the elderly in the Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale and New Stanton areas. Volunteer duties could include helping with transportation, helping with phone calls and errands and supplying supportive home visits. For more information, call 724-547-4117.

Actors and Artists of Fayette County will be holding auditions for "Seussical the Musical" from 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 and from 7 to 10 p.m. March 13. The show will be preformed June 7 through 10. All those auditioning must sing at least 16 bars and be prepared to dance. A cold reading will also be required. All auditions will be held at the Geyer Performing Arts Center, located at 111 Pittsburgh St. in Scottdale. All parts are open. For questions, call director Jim Overly at 724-331-7886.

If you are in the mood for some great home cooking and feel like trying a new recipe, check out the new cookbooks that are now being sold by the Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren. The books are titled "Collection of Blessings" and are only $10. The books can also be mailed for $12. For information, call 724-547-6550.

Visitation Parish in Mt. Pleasant is sponsoring a Longaberger bingo bash on March 18 in the St. Pius Social Hall. Four numbers per ticket. Donation of $22 includes entrance, appetizers, dinner, snacks, desserts, several games of bingo, drawings and a fun-filled afternoon. Doors open at noon with the event from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 724-547-3903.

We are doing a great job recycling here in the borough so let's keep it up. Items that can be recycled include glass, plastics, cans, newspapers, phone books, magazines, junk mail, cardboard that has been folded, bundled and tied and not taped. Remember, no pizza boxes. The next recycling days will be Monday and Tuesday.

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Marilyn Forbes is a Mt. Pleasant resident.

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