Vacation Bible School

Holy Family, St. John the Evangelist, St. Rose and Saint Vincent Basilica Parishes invite children age 4 years to entering 6th grade to Vacation Bible School, July 24- 28, 9 a.m. – noon.  While exploring with MAKER FUN FACTORY, kids will discover a factory filled with fun indoor and outdoor activities, Bible stories, yummy snacks and sing-alongs too!  All teaching us that we are “Created by God and Built for a Purpose”

MAKER FUN FACTORY will be hosted at St. John the Evangelist Parish Center, 306 St. John Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650.  Fees are $25 for the 1st child, $20 for the 2nd child or $50 for a family of 3 or more children.  Please register no later than July 5, 2017.  Registration forms are available in the Parish Lobby, here or you may register online at

For more information, contact Bridget DiVittis, Director of Catechesis at 724-539-8629, ext. 16 or

Parish Festival

Come enjoy the Parish Festival at the Grove on Saturday, July 29 from 5 – 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 from noon – 8 p.m.  There will be games and activities for the kids, music, food, Baked goods including our famous Saint Vincent Bread, Bingo and other games of chance, a basket raffle, new-to-you jewelry in the jewelry booth, books and DVDs in the book booth, and other new-to-you items at Peddler’s Village.  On Sunday, in addition to all these great things, we will have our famous Chicken Dinner, Vendor Fair, and Car Show.  We hope to see you there!


Basilica Tours

There will be tours of the Basilica open everyone.  Upcoming dates during Steeler Training Camp are Tuesday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. and Monday, August 14 at 1:00 p.m.  There will also be an open tour on Sunday, September 10 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass, Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. and Friday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Docents will point out and explain the many architectural and liturgical elements of the Basilica.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Saint Vincent Parish will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, August 3 from noon – 5:30 p.m. Your blood donation will save a life, whether for a surgery patient, an accident victim, or someone with a medical condition such as anemia or cancer. If you were able to give blood at our June 6 blood drive, you are eligible to give again. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors with appointments will be given priority. To make an appointment, please register by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or online at and enter sponsor code SVPG.