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Smith: Crafton parish welcomes members from Pittsburgh

| Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, 10:33 a.m.

As of the end of July, the parishes of Holy Innocents Church in Pittsburgh's Sheraden neighborhood and Guardian Angels Church in the city's Crafton Heights section have closed their doors and merged into St. Philip Parish, Crafton. Ascension Church in Ingram also has merged into St. Philip, but the church will remain open for Mass.

The new Mass schedule is 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Philip and 5:30 p.m. at Ascension and 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Philip and 9:30 a.m. at Ascension. The parish office will be at 114 Berry St., Ingram, and the CCD office (religious education) will be at St. Philip Church. Mary Ann Garfield is the new religious education director. Beth Barsh is the new music and choir director. St. Philip's former parochial vicar, the Rev. Fred Gruber, is now the parochial vicar at St. Maurice Parish, Forest Hills.

• Bob Evans Restaurant, Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, Collier, is now open daily at 6 a.m.

• Morgan's General Market & Café, 536 Millers Run Road, South Fayette, is now owned by Tim Ruhl of Bridgeville, who has refurbished it and added arcade games and casual indoor and outdoor seating. The café offers sandwiches, salads, pizza, coffee, cold drinks and ice cream. Call 412-779-6219 for details.

• Bryan Welty, Chartiers Valley High School and Robert Morris University graduate, is the new executive director of Friendship Village of South Hills.

Other new local business incorporations as reported in recent state filings include:

• Mifsud Salon, 2101 Greentree Road, Suite B-106, Green Tree (hair salon)

• Razorback Land, 49 Edgecliff Road, Carnegie (land research and acquisition)

• PGH Cleaning, 61 Carol Drive, Carnegie (residential & commercial cleaning)

• Stryker-Munley Group, 302 E. Main St., Carnegie (communication services)

• Platinum Royalty Pageants, 185 Hickory Heights Drive, Bridgeville (youth beauty or talent pageants).

Charlotte Smith is a freelance writer. Reach her at 724-693-9441 or

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