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Royal tea will benefit addiction recovery programs at St. Juan Diego Parish

Tawnya Panizzi
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Aspiring princesses can attend a royal high tea, complete with Cinderella’s carriage and perhaps even glass slippers.

Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, the event will be from 12:30 to 3 p.m. May 4 at St. Pamphilus Church Hall in Beechview.

Guests are encouraged to dress like a royal, whether it be in a ball gown or a feathered fascinator. Pictures can be taken in the carriage.

Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for princesses. Tickets are available online.

Proceeds benefit the Addiction Recovery Ministry, a new initiative hosted at St. Juan Diego Parish in Sharpsburg.

Programs target people suffering from substance addiction. There are a speaker series, workshops and monthly meetings.

The Rev. Michael Decewicz, parochial vicar, said the mission is to help people in recovery, as well as their families and friends.

The ministry’s website is addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org.

Paid from the Church Alive Campaign, the ministry has AA, NA, ALANON and NARANON meetings regularly at John Paul I Center on Ninth Street in Sharpsburg.

The group is armed with volunteers who want to battle a growing epidemic, Decewicz said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania is among the top three states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose, with 44.3 per 100,000 people. Others at the top of the list were West Virginia and Ohio.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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