CPRL June News
“A Fond Remembrance and a New Beginning”
On January 1, 2019 the new Central Pittsburgh Regional Lodge (CPRL) was born. With its formation, St. Pius X Church Lodge 386 aka “St. Basil Lodge,” as it was named by the late Msgr. Nicholas Smiciklas, was bid farewell. Lodge 386 was in existence for over 50 years. The transformation was commemorated by inviting members to a catered brunch. The event was held on St. Patrick’s Day after Divine Liturgy, which was celebrate for the living and deceased members of former Lodge 386.
Msgr. Russell Duker offered the invocation for the over 60 people in attendance. Attendees received St. Patrick’s Day jewelry as a remembrance of the event. Photos of former members & officers were on display to reminisce, it contained some familiar faces of past officers. See anyone you know in the photos below? May God bless us all with His grace as the new CPRL begins its own history!
St. Pius X Lenten/Great Fast Pirohi Sale!
Beginning Friday March 8, 2019, St. Pius held its annual pirohi/halushki sale. As many Lenten kitchen workers know, a lot of work goes into making large quantities of those yummy filled dumplings. At St. Pius the volunteers have the prep down to a science. The pirohi and halushki are sold frozen or cooked to order.
St. Pius X would like to thank the GCU Central Regional Pittsburgh Lodge for the GCU Matching Funds which helped to make this a very successful event.
Central Pittsburgh Regional Lodge Outing
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, twelve lodge members and friends reserved tickets for a social outing. The evening began with a buffet dinner at one of the attendee’s homes and included homemade pierogies from St. Pius Byzantine Church. There was plenty of time for the group to socialize and enjoy the start of the evening.
The group then headed to West Mifflin High School to see the musical performance of "Legally Blonde." The student performers did a wonderful job and the reserved seats were perfect. It was hard to believe that there were so many talented student actors, singers, dancers, gymnasts and musicians. What an entertaining show!
Everyone in the group said they had a great time and enjoyed the wonderful evening together. The GCU giveaways of candy and magnetic chip clips were enjoyed.
Easter Egg Hunt
The kids Easter Egg Hunt which was held on Sunday April 14th at St. John's. Jen Gula and Ammie Ribarchak planned a great event for lodge and parish children as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny!