Christ Our Savior Parish holds cross walk
Christ Our Savior Parish held a Stations of the Cross walk on Good Friday, April 7, through the Brighton Heights neighborhood.
The parish is composed of the former St. Peter, St. Boniface, St. Francis/Risen Lord and St. Cyril churches. Other area churches and citizens in the community were invited to join in the walk, which started at noon at Brighton Heights Lutheran Church. Pastor Park Kantos led the first station.
People in attendance took turns carrying the 8-foot high cross. Attendees could volunteer to either carry the cross and/or lead the prayer at each stop. The procession stopped 14 times during the walk, corresponding with the 14 stops Jesus walked on his journey to Calvary.
Reverend Gary Paladin from Bridge City Church, Vicar Bruce Robinson from All Saints Episcopal Church and Reverend Brenda Gregg from Destiny of Faith Church led prayer devotions and reflections outside of their respective churches.
Residents of Lynn Williams Senior Apartments on Brighton Road were invited to join in prayer, as they were one of the stops along the route. The final stop concluded at Christ Our Savior Parish, St. Cyril’s site, with the Very Rev. Larry DiNardo, vicar general for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, leading the devotion. Parochial Vicar Fr. Dam Nguyen and Fr. Ferdinand Okafor, who is in-residence with Christ Our Savior Parish, also took part in the event.
POGOH opening 3 bike stations on Northside this summer
Pittsburgh bikeshare system POGOH is planning on opening three new stations on the Northside in the near future, according to a press release from POGOH.
The planned stations will be located at the intersections of Brighton Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, Federal Street and West North Avenue, and West Ohio Street and Brighton Road.
These openings are part of a 22-station expansion planned by POGOH. The stations are expected to likely be installed sometime in June.
Observatory Hill House Tour planned for June 25
The Observatory Hill House Tour committee is planning the return of its annual House Tour for June 25 this year, according to a press release from the committee.
The theme of the tour this year is “Stories of a Neighborhood,” and aims to showcase the unique history of each home as a chapter “of the ever-evolving Observatory Hill story.”
The House Tour was on pause for the past few years due the COVID-19 pandemic. The event serves as a fundraiser for Observatory Hill Inc., the community organization for the neighborhood.