The Apostolate Committee would like to thank everyone who donated their time and talents making afghans and lap afghans for the sick and shut ins last year. The program was so successful, we delivered approximately 130 afghans through last December. We are once again asking all knitters and crocheters if you would give of your time and talents to donate a lap afghan. The happiness that radiates from the people receiving these warms the heart. If you have any questions please call Jackie at 724-869- 9908. Any donations made can be dropped off at the parish office, Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Our Lady of Peace Parish is planning a 10 day inclusive tour of England, Scotland, and Wales on June 17-26, 2017. Feeling the vibrant energy of England, hearing the unique sounds of Scotland, and seeing the rolling countryside of Wales, we will journey on a beautiful trip that combines the exploration of dramatic history and natural wonders. The tour begins in London where we will have a welcome dinner at a traditional English pub. We will travel to the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guard, venture to mystical Stonehenge, the Globe Theater and Shakespeare’s birthplace as well as enjoy a private dinner at Hall’s Croft, a 400-year-old Shakespeare family home. Boarding a train at Lond’s King’s Cross we will journey to medieval York. We will visit Costwolds, thatched roof cottages where Paul McCartney has a home, and Stratford-UponAvon. In Scotland we see Hadrian’s Wall which once marked the border of the Roman Empire. Then to Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle. You also might want to visit St. Andrews where golf was born. We visit Grasmere, home of the poet William Wadsworth then stay in the beautiful Ruthin Castle in Wales. Optional tour extension to Dublin, Ireland will also be offered. Only a few seats remain on this trip! For information call Jackie at 724-869-9908 or Jim at 724-775-8127. Escape from the Ordinary...
Discover the simple pleasures of Ohio’s Amish Country
Our Lady of Peace is sponsoring a bus trip to the Ohio Amish Country on October 7, 2017. This one day trip will depart from Northern Lights Shopping Center traveling to Sugarcreek, Millersberg, Walnut Creek, and Berlin, Ohio. It includes a full, all you can eat breakfast buffet, a stop at Breitenbach Winery, shopping at the Amish Flea Market (this has all new items, you’ll love it!), shopping at the unusual shops in Berlin, a visit to the Christmas shop or the Antique shop, a full buffet dinner which includes all you can eat chicken, ham, and roast beef, mashed potatoes, noodles stuffing, vegetables, coffee, tea, lemonade, and a variety of desserts. After dinner we can shop in the Dutch Valley complex where cheese and baked goods can be found as well as more home decorations. Cost of the trip which includes bus, breakfast, dinner, all taxes and gratuity is $65 per person. We are limited to 50 seats on the bus. Because this trip sells out we require a $30 deposit with reservations. The remaining $35 is due by Sept. 4th. For more info or reservations call Jackie at 724-869-9908 or Ellen at 724-869-3320
Mobsters, Molls and Marinara
Come join the party at Our Lady of Peace dinner/show on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 when we will be having a murder mystery show performed by the professional theater company Mystery’s Most Wanted. Stephens Hall will be transformed into a party with a gin joint set in the roaring twenties, where every night was New Year’s Eve. But “speak easy” because the bathtub gin won’t be the only thing that will kill ya! Games of chance Al Capone style, a catered dinner (meal TBA), all the beer you want, setups, and prizes (if you can be lucky enough) to solve the mystery of a local Chicago crime boss’s demise. (Who knows, you may even be the mug who save the day!) Tickets, which are $30 per person, are limited to 150 seats. For more info and reservations call Jackie at 724-869-9908 or Ellen at 724-869- 3320.
New York City
Our Lady of Peace is sponsoring a trip to New York City on Dec. 2 - 3, 2017 [Sat. and Sun.]. The bus will pick us up at Northern Lights Shopping Center where we will travel to exciting New York City just in time for holiday shopping and sightseeing. Upon arrival in New York, we will check in at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, then it's off to explore the city of lights. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the 911 Memorial, a drive to Battery Park to view the Statue of Liberty, the Broadway production of Miss Saigon [which is optional] and the lights of Broadway, dinner in Manhattan, breakfast, shopping time, and a visit to Trinity Cemetery where many notable people from the Revolutionary War are buried including Alexander Hamilton, Liza and Angelica Schuyler, James Monroe, plus more from the Revolution, as well as Clement Moore [author of The Night Before Christmas], Robert Fulton, and John Jacob Astor, to name only a few of the famous buried here. Prices, which include everything mentioned, are $345.00 per person double occupancy, $320.00 p/p triple, $300 p/p quad, and $420 single occupancy. If you don't want to attend the Broadway show of Miss Saigon and would rather shop, you can subtract $77.00 from the total cost. A $150.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation, with the remaining balance due by Oct. 23. You must tell us with your deposit if you would like to see Miss Saigon so we can hold the tickets. For information or reservations please call Jackie @ 724-869-9908 or Ellen @ 724-869-3320. We are limited to one bus.