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PARISH FAMILY OF ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 24, 2016 PARISH STAFF Father Timothy F. Whalen, Pastor Father Michael R. Ackerman, Parochial Vicar Mr. Francis Dadowski, Permanent Deacon Mr. James Finn, Pastoral Associate Mr. Robert Kardasz, Dir. of Music Ministries Mrs. Judith Riegelnegg, Principal Sister Lois Spinnenweber, CDP, Apostolate Minister Miss Rose Stegman, Dir. of Faith Formation 2510 Middle Road Glenshaw, PA Founded 1834 Web Site: Parish Family Administration Office: Religious Formation Office Parochial School Youth Ministry Office Marian Hall Social Ministry Office Fax: SUNDAY LITURGY SCHEDULE Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. DAILY LITURGY SCHEDULE Monday through Friday at 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Saturday at 8:00 a.m. RECONCILIATION Saturday at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon BAPTISM On Sunday twice a month after parental interview ANOINTING OF THE SICK Twice a year in a communal celebration Individually upon request MATRIMONY Saturday weddings at 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. Notification at least 6 months in advance EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Friday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. BULLETIN DEADLINE Monday at 12:00 noon Page Two St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Vol. 65 No. 17 JOIN THE CAMPAIGN OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Last Sunday was World Day of Prayer for Vocations and our parish vocation council attended the 11:00 a.m. Mass and then met to discuss some ideas to make every day a day that we all pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The search for vocations begins on our knees, Bishop Sheen said. The Diocesan Vocations Office under Fr. Joe Freedy has launched a campaign of prayer called The 31 Club to specifically do what Christ said and ask his Father for a huge increase of vocations in our diocese. If you would like to become a member of THE 31 Club and join this prayer campaign, visit the website at: and click on the tab labeled The 31 Club. ON MISSION FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE There was movie ten years ago called Failure to Launch. The gimmick of the plot was parents trying to get their adult son to move out of the house and on his own. That s a step we need to take on our own pilgrimage. We need to move from being a disciple of Christ to being a launched disciple a disciple willing to take the faith with us everywhere and to actively evangelize in making new friends for Jesus today. What steps do we need to take to become a launched disciple? To read more, check out, On Mission for the Church Alive! on page 5 of this week s Pittsburgh Catholic and visit SCOUT CONVOCATION Congratulations to our young parishioners and Boy Scouts, Collin Cambest, Dylan Gannon, Tyler Gannon (all of Troop 195) and Christian Harper (Troop 17) who recently earned the Ad Altare Dei Award, a Catholic religious emblem whose purpose is to help scouts develop a fully Catholic way of life. The scouts received the award from Bishop Zubik at the Annual Scout Convocation held April 17 at St. Paul Cathedral. ST. TIMOTHY AWARD Congratulations to Elizabeth Collins, a senior at Vincentian Academy, as she was nominated for this national award given annually in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. By showing particular zeal in the improvement of her high school ministry team, she exemplifies the qualities of moral integrity, prayer, good works, and Christian leadership. COMMUNAL ANOINTING OF THE SICK This sacrament is celebrated communally two times during the year. In the fall, during the Renewal Mission and on the Tuesday before Ascension Thursday. This year we will celebrate the sacrament on Tuesday, May 3 during the 10:00am Liturgy. All who are anticipating surgery, are suffering from illness or who are feeling the effects of age are welcome to attend this communal anointing. Call Sr. Lois if you need a ride, In an emergency, call one of our priests for the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. WHAT IS THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)? RCIA is a process by which people become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The process is concerned with the total formation of the person. The Rite is designed for those seeking baptism, those already baptized seeking to become Catholic and those who were baptized Catholic but have not completed all the sacraments of initiation (Confirmation and Eucharist). If you have any questions or if you or a loved one are interested in joining the RCIA process for the upcoming year, please contact Jim Finn PARISH FESTIVAL 2016 Our Festival Dinners are taking on a NEW FLAIR meatballs. Mama Mia s Sunday Dinner on Thursday will feature breast of chicken parmigiana with homemade sauce and a side of spaghetti with homemade sauce OR spaghetti with homemade sauce and homemade King Ludwig s Feast German Friday will feature pork roast, potato pancakes, and apple raisin stuffing. Pierogi Paradise Saturday From S & D Deli featuring a choice of kielbasa over kraut or stuffed cabbage. Each night will feature the musical talents of Edwardo, a strolling accordionist one man band. He will dress and play within the dinner themes: Italian, German, and Polish. Liturgies for the Week 4:00 p.m. Karen Prosser - Family 6:00 p.m. Wonda & Julian Antoszewski - Family 7:30 a.m. The Living & Deceased of Our Parish Family 9:00 a.m. Frances Pleso - Charles & Rita Simon 11:00 a.m. Gregorio Scolieri - Son, Filippo 7:00 a.m. Special Intention - The Urso Family 10:00 a.m. Sam Frontana - Rose Stegman 7:00 a.m. Jeffery Bazin - Rosetta Stone 10:00 a.m. Anthony Marmarosa - Mary Jane & Bill Slagel 7:00 a.m. Barb Renze - Laurie Exler 10:00 a.m. Raymond - Family 7:00 a.m. The Poor Souls in Purgatory - The Kroner Family 10:00 a.m. Ann & Charles Podolacher - Family 7:00 a.m. Carl Palumbo - Matt & Audrey Radinovic 10:00 a.m. Ruth Caputo - Family APRIL 24, 2016 jxx~äç Tvà ä à xá tà t ZÄtÇvx Sunday (Marian Hall) 10:00 a.m. - Family Program Make-up April 24 Monday (School) 6:00 p.m. - C.C.D. Classes April 25 (Rectory) 7:00 p.m. - Finance Council Page Three Tuesday (Church) 2:45 p.m. - Children s Cantor Practice April 26 (Church) 6:00 p.m. - First Communion Practice (MAC) 6:30 p.m. - S.M.A.A. Meeting (Church) 7:00 p.m. - First Communion Practice Wednesday (Marian Hall) 1:30 p.m Social Group Bingo April 27 (Church) 2:45 p.m. - Children s Choir Practice (School) 6:30 p.m. - Stakeholders Meeting (Church) 7:30 p.m. - Adult Choir Practice Thursday No School - Diocesan In-Service April 28 (Choir) 8:00 p.m. - Hand Bell Practice (Marian Hall) 7:00 p.m. - Festival Meeting Friday (Church) 10:00 a.m. - School Liturgy April 29 (Church) 3:00 p.m. - Eucharistic Adoration (Church) 6:00 p.m. - First Communion Practice (Church) 7:00 p.m. - First Communion Practice Y Üáà [ÉÄç VÉÅÅâÇ ÉÇ jxx~xçw Saturday (Church) 7:30 a.m. - Respect Life Rosary April 30 (School) 10:00 a.m. - C.C.D. Classes (Church) 4:00 First Holy Communion (Church) 6:00 First Holy Communion Sunday (Church) 9:00 First Holy Communion May 1 (Church) 11:00 First Holy Communion 8:00 a.m. Phoebe Starr - St. Mary s for Life 4:00 p.m. Anthony & Lenora Ross - Toni & Bob Cray 6:00 p.m. John Raymond Lynch - Antoinette Waxter & Son, Buddy 7:30 a.m. Pasqualino Lombardo - Your Edge Friends 9:00 a.m. Gregorio Distilo - His Wife, Grace 11:00 a.m. The Living & Deceased of Our Parish Family 5:00 p.m. Youth Liturgy APRIL 2-3, 2016 Envelopes Contributions Offertory Contributions 631 $21, Cash/Loose Checks - $1, Children s Offertory 19 $30.00 Parish Needy/St. Vincent depaul 98 $2, Easter Offertory 35 $1, Easter Flowers Collection 1 $25.00 Campaign for Human Development 2 $45.00 Good Friday Holy Land Collection 7 $ Parish Share Collection 73 $6, TOTALS 866 $33, Daily Readings April 25: 1 Pt 5:5b-14; Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17; Mk 16:15-20 April 26: Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-13ab, 21; Jn 14:27-31a April 27: Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-5; Jn 15:1-8 April 28: Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11 April 29: Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17 April 30: Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:1b-3, 5; Jn 15:18-21 May 1: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Ps 67:2-3, 5-6, 8; Rv 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14:23-29 APRIL 24, 2016 Page Four SACRAMENTAL LIFE Home with the Lord Remember Lord and welcome into your Kingdom those who have died and have gone before us marked in the sign of faith, especially Victoria Bertram. Please remember to pray for the consolation of her loved ones. A VOCATION VIEW God has chosen to dwell with us. How can you best share your gifts to reveal his presence? (Revelations 21:1-5) WE NEED YOUR PICTURE Are you a veteran? Do you have a son or daughter currently serving our country in the military? Please submit a photo for our Memorial Day veteran s display in the narthex. Identification information must be written on the back of the photo to include name, rank, and branch with your current phone number. Photos will be returned. Place the photo in an envelope marked JIM FINN and drop off at the rectory or in the collection basket as soon as possible. SEVENTY-NINTH INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC ROSARY MARCH SET FOR MAY 15, 2016 Schedule of Events 1:00 p.m. Festival of Praise with Fr. Levi Hartle and Deacon Bill Srathmann 1:30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Epiphany Church next to the Consol Center. Following the Liturgy of the Word there will be a Eucharistic procession through the city with the Blessed Sacrament and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima returning to Epiphany Church for Benediction, Crowning of Our Lady and for those who wish to stay, a special Blessing for Healing. Any questions call or or A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE by Bud Ozar In today s gospel Jesus tells us: Love one another. Love holds a family together. It is not what a family does which makes it outstanding, rather it is what it has, love for one another. RELIGIOUS FORMATION Faith Sharing for Fifth Sunday of Easter This Sunday s gospel is another snippet of Jesus words to his disciples at the last Supper. Writer John notes that he said this when Judas had left them Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. That word AS has deep implications when we consider that Jesus gave his flesh and blood, his very life for them and for us. How will you give of your life this week? Sacraments Grow In Faith Together Children in Grade 2 with Parents are eagerly anticipating the FIRST Eucharist liturgy on April 30 or May 1. Keep all those families specially in prayer to grow in deep love for Jesus. Grade 8 Youth - ALIVE with the Spirit have ample opportunities to share the GIFTS of the Spirit in parish family events: Weekly Liturgy Greeters or Ushers, Pentecost Hospitality, June Festival TALENT SHOW, Leaders at Power Zone and/or August Bible Week, or tidy-around our grounds. Contact our parish office or Faith Formation office for details on any of the above. Faith Formation Sessions for Children in Public Schools: Parents/Guardians, use in Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families booklet. Monday, April 25 ALL meet in CHURCH, then in your class for the final session. Saturday, April 30-10:00 a.m. assemble in church. 10:45 a.m. meet on the plaza. Sunday, FAMILY PROGRAM follow the study chart that each child was given in the Family session last week. The next Family Program session will be May 15. Special Days this Week Be attentive to the Gospel accounts and how Jesus Risen is with YOU! April 24 Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen tutored young boys from noble families until he entered the Franciscans. He was sent to preach to the Swiss people swayed by Protestantism and bring them back to unity with the Church. He was martyred in the church by a group of angry peasants. April 28 Saint Peter Chanel, first martyr of Oceania. April 28 - St Louis de Montfort wrote True Devotion to Mary. Some of his wisdom is presented in the 33 Days to Morning Glory books available at our Faith Formation Office. April 29 Saint Catherine of Siena, a heroic woman who was an advisor to the Pope and mystic lover of God. Her conversations with Christ are recorded in The Dialogue of Catherine of Siena. She said, Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. April 30 Saint Pius V grew from a poor shepherd boy to a Dominican priest, advisor in the Council of Trent, and established seminaries. He is remembered best for praying for the defeat of the Turks at the battle of Lepanto ADULT BIBLE STUDY Join us on Tuesdays with Bible Study in the J.A.M. from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We will reflect on the study, Soul Keeping, authored by John Ortberg. All are welcome! If you have any questions, call Dori Monahan at Reflection for April 24. John 13:34 Love One YOUTH MINISTRY Another: What would you say if you knew you had only one day left to live? The last words of a dying person tell us what he is most concerned about and what is most important to him. Let s not make excuses. Let s not hold back our love or give it to only those who like us. If Jesus had only loved those who thought the way he thought, then Peter, Mary Magdalene, John, would have been left out in the cold. Love makes ALL the difference. Nowhere is this more vital than in our own families. Did you say I Love You today to your family? If not, then do it and see how good it feels. Youth mass: May 1 st followed by FOP (Festival of Praise) Life Teen Youth Group Schedule: April 24: Called by God: St. Paul Seminary High school teens and incoming freshman are invited to this event to explore our call to Holiness with Fr. Joe Freedy and Bishop Zubik will include mass, cookout, praise, boy/girl breakouts, and adoration. Free of charge. 4:00 8:30pm. Call Christine Miller if you would like to go. May 1st: FOP June 12th: Baccaluerette Mass with breakfast sponsored by The Knights of Columbus June 16-18: Parish Festival June 19-25: Appalachia Mission Trip July 8: Kennywood Catholic Youth Day July 8-10: Franciscan Retreat July 20: Faithnite at PNC Park Save the Date: September 10 - Adults: Empower Pittsburgh - more to come CYM St. Mary s Coed Softball Team Holy Parents - has been formed and we are ready to begin our practices. Follow the schedule in the bulletin and on the youth board - soon to come! APRIL 24, 2016 Page Five ST. MARY SCHOOL St. Mary School News TOTALLY 80 S PARTY We want to thank everyone who supported our Totally 80 s Party fundraiser! It was a HUGE success! Everyone had such a wonderful time and witnessed a few quest appearances from Robert Palmer and the Robert Palmer Girls, along with Don Johnson, from Miami Vice! It was Toooh-tally tubular! CALLING ALL ALUMNI Are you an alumni of St. Mary School? Are your children or grandchildren, alumni? We are trying to find as many alumni as possible who attended school from the 1960's through today. Plans are in the works for a St. Mary School Homecoming Gala to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of SMAA which will take place in the fall. This event is for all SMS alumni regardless if you participated in athletics. If you attended school here during those years, please let us know! You can Like our Facebook page (St. Mary School-Glenshaw) or send us an at with your contact information. Also if you know people who live out of town who attended school here, please spread the word! SUPER BINGO CARE OF CREATION EDGE closed out its regular season this past Sunday with a cookout at the Youth House and a night on caring for creation. Our kids planted a St. Francis Garden by the lower entrance to the house, made seed bombs to share the beauty of nature, and learned more about what Pope Francis teaches us regarding caring for our world and each other! A big thank you to all! SUMMER EDGE SCHEDULE Our summer schedule begins in May! Mark your calendar for these exciting events! May 1 Festival of Praise 6-8pm in Church June Game Booth at St. Mary s Festival Volunteers Needed! July 20 Pittsburgh Pirates Faith Night - 7:05pm at PNC Park THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Each year there are so many people who dedicate their time and talents to create a fun and faith -filled youth ministry experience for our middle schoolers. A heartfelt thank you to all of the members of the EDGE Team, our Loaves and Fishes Kitchen Ministry, our parents, the staff at the Faith Formation Office, and all of the guest speakers who joined us this past year! Thank you to Father Tim and Father Mike for your support! What a blessing all of you are to our youth! St. Mary s Super Bingo will be held on Friday May 6 th in Marian Hall. It is Customer Appreciation Night! A complimentary pasta dinner will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for all ticket holders. Bingo will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.. Packets include 12 cards for each of the 30 regular games and 4 included specials, and one card for each of the two jackpots. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Tickets are available in the Rectory, the Scrip Office or by calling Coleen Sarosi at Door prizes and other freebies await! A fun time will be had by all!! PITTSBURGH GAELICA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Learn the sport of Gaelic Football from the Pittsburgh Celtics! The Pittsburgh GAA YOUTH Program is recruiting boys and girls ages 6-13 for the 2016 Gaelic Football season. Practices are held on Saturdays at the Shaler Elementary Field beginning May 15. For more information, visit or call Robert Tierney at Diocese of Pittsburgh Abuse Hotline: OUR PARISH NEWS BASKET AUCTION This year s Parish Festival promises to more fun than ever. As you know, the Basket Auction is an integral part of the festivities and our over the top baskets are always fun and exciting. Last year thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, the basket Auction made $4,817. We are requesting donations for the Baskets again this year. Parishioners can donate a complete basket, a single item that can be included in a basket or a cash donation. Please call Judy Fritsch at or Mary Ann Coholich at as soon as possible if you are able to help with a donation. We need to have all donations by June 1 st. In addition, the basket committee would like to collect gift cards that will be used as part of a basket. If you have a gift card you won t use or if you would like to donate a gift card, please put the gift card in an envelope marked basket and drop it in the collection basket on any Sunday between now and June 5th. As always, we appreciate your help. CHILDREN S CHURCH ENVELOPES THANKS to those Parents teaching Children to use their Children Church Envelopes. We are grateful for the increase in those being deposited in the basket at our weekend Masses. Some of the WONDERFUL ways of how Time or Talents have been noted are: TIME: Praying, going to Mass, helped at Fish Dinners, helped those in need at school, helping grammy & pappy, being kind, nice to others, visit to Aviary with my sister, help with yard work, go to CCD, Jump Rope for Heart, went to Confession, altar server, pray for the poor, take out garbage, prayed the rosary, take care of guinea pig, shovel snow off neighbor s driveway, helped mom & dad, was at Eucharistic Adoration, giving, helping mom take care of new puppy, nice to my brother, put away my sister s clothes when she was sick. TALENTS: soccer, used GPS to help family for Easter Egg hunt, tennis, swimming, help do chores, love, painted Easter decorations, guitar, practiced piano, dancing, smiling, drawing, basketball, singing, make people smile, track, took hot chocolate to teacher, shared a reward with a friend, gave a hair bow to a friend, too tea to a helper, reader at Church, acrobatics, hockey. Keep growing as disciples of Jesus! ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT FORMED is a website which makes available on-line Catholic movies, books, CD s, and courses for catechesis or enrichment form Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Media, Ignatius Press, and Word on FIRE. Subscriptions to FORMED may be $9.99 per month for personal use. The WORD AMONG US subscriptions are discounted when ordered in bulk. WAU has daily reflections on the Scripture readings of the Liturgy for ea
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