Road Trip

St. Columba Cathedral invites you to join us as we visit St. Anthony’s Chapel and Shrine and the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning.

The parish is sponsoring this bus trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 7, 2011.  We will be departing from the Cathedral parking lot at 8:00 A.M. and will be driving to Pittsburgh, where we will begin our day with a tour of the University of Pittsburgh’s magnificent Cathedral of Learning.  This historic landmark is the second tallest education building in the world at 12 stories at 535 feet tall.  It contains 26 ethnic heritage rooms, the most beautiful of which we hope to explore.

After leaving the Cathedral of Learning, we will then head to the Troy Hill neighborhood, stopping for lunch at the Penn Brewery Restaurant. Penn Brewery tells the story of Pittsburgh’s European immigrants through its craft beer and homemade cuisine. Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest brewery, Penn is housed in the mid nineteenth-century landmark E&O Brewery Building in the North Side’s Deutschtown neighborhood, which was settled by German immigrants.

Reservations can be made by contacting the rectory at 330-744-5233.

After lunch, we'll visit the Historical Landmark of Saint Anthony’s Chapel also located in the Troy

Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Experience the spiritual wonder of the largest public collection of religious relics (over 5000 relics) in the world.  The near life-size Stations of the Cross are true German masterpieces carved from wood and are one of two known sets in the United States.

We will depart from the shrine to return to Youngstown, where we hope to arrive at 6:30 P.M.

Cost for the trip is $25 and includes bus transportation and admission to the Cathedral of Learning.  The Price of a buffet lunch at the Penn Brewery Restaurant, which is $12, is NOT included.  Reservations can be made by calling St. Columba Rectory at (330) 744-5233.  Payment of $25 must be received by Monday, October 31.