Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected as the new pope Wednesday.
Pittsburgh area Catholic leaders reacted to the election of Pope Francis and were especially fixated on his 'New World' origins and the meaning behind the name he chose. Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was selected the new pope Wednesday and greeted the thousands who gathered at the Vatican. Closer to home, Catholic leaders here said they are excited about the selection. "Like most Catholics I was filled with great excitement when the white smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. And although I didn't know all that much about Cardinal Bergoglio, his appearance and remarks from the balcony were both quite impressive. Further, the fact that he is a member of the Jesuit religious order founded by Saint Ignatius, a saint to whom I'm…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Vote now to have 'Jimmy and Monty' appear in north Baldwin.
Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish could be the site of the next special broadcast of the "Jimmy and Monty In The Morning" show on Y108. Saint Albert's, found off of Churchview Avenue in north Baldwin Borough, is up against seven other Pittsburgh-area nonprofits this week in Jimmy and Monty's hometown fish fry contest. The place with the most votes by Friday—VOTE HERE—will earn a special visit from the radio morning show hosts that night with parts of their appearance recorded for broadcast. As of 10:30 on Tuesday morning, the Etna Volunteer Fire Department has a sizeable lead, but should the top two places finish with vote totals less than 1 percent from one another, Jimmy and Monty may broadcast from both locations. Saint Albert's …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Vatican announces that he will step down on Feb. 28.
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he will resign effective Feb. 28, The Associated Press is reporting. According to The AP, the 85-year-old pontiff announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning, citing his "advanced age and diminishing strength." The pope, leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide, including those at Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary churches and Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church and Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God campus, emphasized that the duties require "both strength of mind and body." The Rev. James Orr, pastor at Saint Albert's, reacted to the news. "Pope Benedict's …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Feb. 1 event benefits Brentwood's annual Fourth of July celebration.
UPDATE: Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Sue Lockhart at 412-885-1828 or John Frombach at 412-882-3926. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. The Brentwood 4th of July Committee will hold an annual "Night at the Races" event at north Baldwin Borough's Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. The "Night at the Races" is a fundraiser for Brentwood Borough's annual Fourth of July parade and celebration, which committee Chair John Frombach says draws more than 40,000 spectators each year from all over Pittsburgh's South Hills area. "Night at the Races" used to be held at the Brentwood VFW Post 1810, but Frombach said that it has gotten so popular that the committee needs more space to accommodate people. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Read here for a list of polling places and times in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. To make the voting process easier for Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers, below is a list of B-W's polling places. To learn which place you, specifically, should be voting at, use this resource. All polls are open from from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Need to brush up on the candidates? Click here for the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's 2012 Election Guide. BALDWIN BOROUGH Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St. BALDWIN BOROUGH Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Option Independent Fire Company, 825 Streets Run Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH McAnnulty Elementary School, 5151 McAnulty Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH Leland Park Community House, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The north Baldwin parish is in need of a full-time maintenance worker.
Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish in north Baldwin Borough is seeking a full-time maintenance worker. For more information, interested candidates are asked to contact the parish office at 412-884-7744 or at email@example.com. Salary for the position has not been publicly advertised. Founded in 1956, Saint Albert's is under the direction of Rev. James Orr and has a congregation size of around 1,200 people. Its church sits alongside Churchview Avenue. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
North Baldwin event will last through June 30.
UPDATE: Dinner menus and a list of other attractions have been added to this article's media gallery! The Saint Albert the Great Summer Festival returns in Baldwin Borough on Monday, June 25, and will run nightly from 7 to 11 through Saturday, June 30. Enjoying the annual festival, held on the grounds of Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish along Churchview Avenue, is a ritual among many residents of north Baldwin and its surrounding communities. DJ Steve Maffei will perform nightly this year, and the band Black Rock Country will add to the music on Friday. The rest of the ambience that week will include nightly amusement rides, games (including bingo), food (including a bake sale), auctions, tag sales, raffles and even a petting zoo. …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Talented junior's star shines brightly year-round.
Sure, part of the reason that no one could take their eyes off of Connor Doran during Baldwin High School's production of "Curtains" last month was because he was playing the lead role. And yes, it's hard not to notice Doran while he's performing with the school's Baldwinaires choir since he's the only one behind the piano. But Connor is showcased these ways for a reason: He's mighty talented. Doran, a junior at Baldwin, hasn't wasted a moment of his high school years. And for those who have seen his impressive performances, they haven't wasted their time, either. The 16-year-old resident of south Baldwin Borough's Olympic Drive plays chromatic percussion (xylophone, et al.) for the Baldwin High marching band every fall, spends his winters…
Monday, April 23, 2012
A list of polling places in Baldwin Borough, Baldwin Township and Whitehall Borough.
The Baldwin-Whitehall area will see a number of primary races and one special race on Election Day, April 24. To make the voting process easier for Baldwin-Whitehall Patch readers, below is a list of B-W's polling places. To learn which place you should be voting at from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., use this resource. BALDWIN BOROUGH Lafferty Center, 330 Joseph St. BALDWIN BOROUGH Baldwin Borough Municipal Complex, 3344 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3171 Churchview Ave. BALDWIN BOROUGH Option Independent Fire Company, 825 Streets Run Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH McAnnulty Elementary School, 5151 McAnulty Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH Leland Park Community House, 374 Knoedler Rd. BALDWIN BOROUGH W.R. Paynter Elementary School, …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
What's your favorite: Saint Albert's, St. Gabe's, Option Fire or New Wine Harvest? Or did we miss one?
Here, fishy fishy. Yes, it's that time again. Even if you're not celebrating Lent, you can enjoy these great seafood meals from around Baldwin-Whitehall. (PDF menus, if available, are in the media gallery to the right.) Note: This list is for nonprofit groups only. Saint Albert's Saint Albert the Great Catholic Parish, off of Churchview Avenue in north Baldwin Borough, debuts its 2012 Fish Fry from 3 to 7 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. The fry will then run every Friday through the Lenten season, which culminates on Easter Sunday, April 8. Good Friday, April 6, is the final day for the fry. Saint Albert's has fried and baked Icelandic cod, including fried cod sandwiches, available for $6 each, or $9 each if ordered with a full dinner, …