Category Archives: Church and School – Holy Trinity

Voices of Duquesne – Christmas 2017

Hi James, I am in need of a recipe for Christmas Eve mushroom soup that uses fresh mushrooms and NO sauerkraut. That was my mothers recipe from a long time ago. My mother was born in Slovakia and must have gotten that recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Feedback From Our Friends, Food and Restaurants, Hunky Celebrations, Miscellaneous | 11 Comments

Help To Save Our Holy Trinity Church In Duquesne

I received the following email this week, and I am hoping that we can help to provide some information about Holy Trinity. The fact that they may consider demolishing the structure is very disturbing. Considering the condition of the building, it is understandable why … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Trinity, Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Miscellaneous | 17 Comments

A Duquesne Deluge of Prayers

I have often written about Fr. Dennis, Pastor of Christ the Light of the World, in Duquesne. Fr. Dennis is Pastor for the Holy Name site, the St. Hedwig site, and at the St. Joseph site. In December, 2011 after … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Churches - Other, Duquesne's Special Citizens | 60 Comments

Our Easter Celebration

As a Catholic child, a student of Holy Name Grade School, and an altar boy, the three days prior to Easter marked the most  pious and important days of the liturgical year. Although Holy Week officially began on Palm Sunday, … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Holidays - Non-Christmas and New Years, My Hunky Family, Parents, Springtime, Uncategorized | 21 Comments

A Christmas Gift and Wish

It’s Christmas Eve and I am just relaxing and thinking of my family and friends. Unfortunately, Judy is suffering from a very bad case of acute bronchitis and is having a very tough time between the coughing, the wheezing and … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas Memories, Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Churches - Other, Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne Carnegie Library, Wintertime | 11 Comments

All In The Name Of Progress???

I received a wonder email from Michael Ferchak that shared many of his recollections about his youth in Duquesne. Mike grew up on Chestnut Street, off of Center Street. I attempted to find an image of Mike’s home, but not knowing … Continue reading

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More of Duquesne’s Houses of Worship

After I became an altar boy at Holy Name, I looked forward to being scheduled for Stations of the Cross duty. Since we attended Holy Name School, we would always attend Stations of the Cross services each friday during Lent. … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Churches - Other | 23 Comments

Sunday, Sunday

First of all, I would like to apologize for not posting for over a week! Life throws you curve balls from time to time, and I’ve been dodging them all week. I woke this morning to a beautiful cool, crisp … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Life in General, My Hunky Family, Parents | 7 Comments

BTS Torture

Well, it’s August 10th, and as a young boy growing up in the Duquesne area, the last thing on my mind would have been going back to school. In August, I was still thinking about playing outside all day, perhaps … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Duquesne Public Schools, Life in General, Parents | 9 Comments

A Good Catholic Boy’s Easter Prelude

If you were a part of a Catholic family in Duquesne, this week was a very busy week, and if you attended one of the Catholic schools, it was ever busier. This was the week that the Season of Lent … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Church and School - Holy Trinity, Church and School - St. Joseph, Holidays - Non-Christmas and New Years | 20 Comments