Annual Parish Mardi Gras Celebration -- Tuesday,
February 9, 2016 6:15pm
enjoy this evening of Food and Fun before the start of the Lenten Journey. The
Parish will be provide the main course and
King Cake….a $25 Caporella’s Gift Certificate will be given out to whomever
finds the King in the cake!!
rest of the Parish we ask that you bring:
A – I
Desserts J – Q Appetizers R – Z Side
In announcing the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis
stated, “… So many people, including young people, are returning to the
Sacrament of Reconciliation; through this experience they are rediscovering a
path back to the Lord, living a moment of intense prayer and finding meaning in
their lives. Let us offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation in such a generous
way that it will invite more people to
make use of it. For every penitent, it will be a source of true interior peace”
The Sacrament of
Reconciliation will be available:
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: January 27 thru February
3 at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: February 10 thru March 16
at 6:00 p.m.
Sacrament is offered by appointment by contacting the Parish Office.
Have you or someone you know not
received the Sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist or would like to consider
entering the Catholic Church?
Ask them to contact Scott at the Faith
First Friday Exposition/Adoration
Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament and Adoration will be on Friday, February 5 following morning Mass
until 10AM, the time of reposition. Take
time to spend an hour in quiet prayer in Adoration of the Eucharist. Stay & Pray.
Candlemas / Presentation of the Lord
There is a tradition that
on the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd, candles are blessed for the
use in your home. Since February 2nd
falls on a Tuesday, Father will bless the candles for the use in the home at
10AM Mass on Sunday, January 31.
The candles can be used throughout the year for religious
celebrations, sick room visitation and as sacramental during time of hardship,
danger and for Divine guidance.
The candles will be available for purchase at $3 per box,
which contains 2 candles, following that Mass and throughout the coming weeks
in the Parish Office.
This week we
celebrate the feast of Saint Blaise, who was a fourth century Armenian Bishop.
Before being martyred, he is said to have healed a boy who was choking. Since
the eighth century, Saint Blaise has been venerated as the patron of those who
suffer from diseases of the throat. We pray in a special way today for
protection from afflictions of the throat and from other illnesses. The
blessing of Saint Blaise is a sign of our faith in God's protection and love
for us and for the sick.
Return Old Palms for Ash Wednesday
preparation for Ash Wednesday, please bring your old palms and place them in
the baskets in the back of church. As is
tradition, the blessed palms are burned to make the ashes.
Next meeting is Sunday, February
14 at 6:00 p.m. in the school
Youth in grades 7 through 12 are invited and encouraged to bring along a
is our house!
Retreat - Feb 26-28 @ Laurelville
Retreat Center 9th through 12th grade
- “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you” - John 15:16
Spring Faith Night - April 9 6pm to 9pm
(6th through 8th grade) at Queen of Angels Catholic School, North Huntingdon.
Celebration - April 10 12pm to 6pm (9th through 12th
grade) at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg.
Full Armor Band & John Angotti
will be the Praise &Worship Leaders and Guest Speaker
Youth Day - Stateside
July 30-31, 2016 in Lancaster PA
8th Grade through College
Mass, Concerts, Adoration, Confession,
Pilgrimage Walk, Stations of the Cross, Live Broadcast from WYD in Krakow
Poland, Meals, Transportation.
Chaperones from our Parish will attend.
Youth Day at Cedar Point
June 29, 2016 — Bus Transportation Provided
6th through 12th Grade
Parish will provide a minimum of two
more information or to register, contact Scott Martin
Preparation for Engaged Catholic Couples
and prepare for a full and meaningful life together.
type of preparation is required by the Church so
that you can live the full benefits of the Sacrament of Marriage.
February 12th 7:00pm –
February 13th 10:00am – 2:00pm
Contact Scott Martin for
full details at 724-736-0158 or you can participate in 2016 Catholic
Engaged Encounter Weekend April 8-10; June 24-26; November
George & Pat at 724-335-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit their website at www.engagedencounter.org
Jubilee Year of Mercy – Churches of Pilgrimage
The Most Reverend Edward
Malesic, Bishop of Greensburg has designated five Churches of Pilgrimage in the
Diocese of Greensburg, that will have Doors of
Mercy for the Jubilee Year, in which the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence.
Five Churches of Pilgrimage are:
Sacrament Cathedral – Greensburg;
Saint Vincent Basilica – Latrobe;
Christ, Prince of
Peace – Ford City;
Saints Simon and Jude – Blairsville;
Saint Francis of Assisi
– Footedale Site
To gain the
plenary indulgence, the faithful are called to make a brief pilgrimage to one
of the Churches of Pilgrimage, pass through the Holy Year Door, participate in
the Sacrament of Reconciliation at another time after passing through the Door
of Mercy, and attend a
celebration of the Holy Eucharist with a reflection on mercy. It will be
necessary that these sacraments be accompanied by the profession of faith and
prayers for the intentions of the Holy