From Father Joe
February 18, 2018
The First Sunday of Lent
This year our Parish Share Diocesan goal is $39,171. Please note: ALL PLEDGE CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED THIS YEAR.
Sacramental Records-Older Sacramental Books have been sent to the Diocesan Archives. There are no longer any St. Joachim sacramental records available in the rectory office. Also, Baptismal records for St. Rosalia Parish prior to1981 have also been sent to the Diocesan Archives. The phone number for the Archives is: 412-456-3138 for anyone who would need records in the future.
Bishop David A Zubik will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to St. Rosalia Parish and St. Stephen Parish young people and those of other parishes who are attending our parish academy. The date for the celebration of Confirmation will be Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Rosalia Church.
There will be no scheduled morning Mass on Monday, February 19th due to Confirmation. There will be no scheduled morning Mass on Friday, February 23rd. I will be on vacation.
Saint Rosalia Academy’s PTG is hosting a Fashion Show on Sunday, March 11th from 11am-3pm at South Hills Country Club. Join us for an afternoon of food, fashions, fun, fashions and prizes. Tickets are $30 each ($20 for children 10 and under). Tables will seat up to 10 people. Raffle tickets to enter for a variety of basket prizes will be available to purchase. Ticket order forms are available at the rectory office or call Gloria Hogle at 412-551-6509 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ticket order or any questions. Ticket orders are due by March 1st.
Attention all Catholic School Parents- All families applying for the Bishop’s Education Fund must obtain the pastor’s signature before mailing the PSAS paperwork. You must also be aware that for me to sign your form:
Your child/children must be baptized Catholic, Your family must be registered at St. Rosalia Parish, Your family must attend Mass regularly and Use the parish envelope system. Prior to signing all forms, I will check for all of the requirements listed above.
The parish has a new email address. It is:
The State of Pennsylvania has revised its laws on background checks for adults who work or volunteer with young people. One change calls for steps that we have not previously taken. A requirement for FBI criminal clearances (fingerprinting), means that all clergy and employees, along with many volunteers in our parishes and schools, must be fingerprinted. Volunteers who have lived continuously in Pennsylvania for the past ten (10) years, and sign a Volunteer Request for Waiver will be exempted from the fingerprinting requirement. The waiver form can be found on the diocesan website (www.diopitt.org). Scroll down the page to “essential documents” which will be on the left side of the page, click and find “Disclosure Statement Application for volunteers.pdf.” Print this form, sign, and return to rectory office in a sealed envelope. Copies of this form are also available in the rectory office. Any question, call Jean at the office. THANK YOU!!
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE “NO PARKING” AREAS IN THE FRONT OF THE DRIVEWAY. VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKING IN THESE AREAS ARE PREVENTING OTHER VEHICLES FROM PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF ALL WHO ARE COMING TO CHURCH.
The following parishioners have agreed to serve as members on the “On Mission for the Church Alive!” parish team: Bob Cunningham, Amy Goetzman, Paula Kepich, Joseph Landolina, Janet Primm, and Peter Taormina. We thank them and will pray for them as they embark on this important planning initiative for The Church Alive.
Father of Mercy,
as we journey On Mission for The Church Alive!,
endow us with your gifts of
collaboration, courage and compassion.
Help us to fulfill the mission of Jesus and His Church
through vibrant parishes and effective ministries.
Raise up selfless, energetic leaders
to serve the Church in fidelity and with care.
May we, the Church of Pittsburgh
in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene,
Lawrence and Washington counties,
be sustained and strengthened by your grace.
Help us to learn Jesus, to love Jesus and to live Jesus.
Hear this prayer and grant it through Jesus Christ our Lord,
with the help of our dear Blessed Mother,
under the mantle of her love.
All those involved in a ministry must read the Child Protection Services Law. The information can be found on the diocesan website: www.diopitt.org . Scroll down the left side and click on Essential Documents, scroll down to Reporting of Child Abuse and The Child Protection Services Law of Pennsylvania. Read the document, print page 15, fill out bottom, and return to rectory office. Copies can also be found in the rectory office.
The Crucifix of Christ the High Priest is in the home of Matt Butch this week. Reservations for the Crucifix can be made by calling the rectory office. There are 15 weeks still available.
New Rectory Office Hours:
- Sunday 9:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.
- Monday 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
- Tuesday 10:00a.m. – 7:30p.m.
- Wednesday 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
- Thursday 10:00a.m. – 7:30p.m.
- Friday 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
- Saturday 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
The office will continue to be closed on national holidays and holydays. Occasionally throughout the year, the time of opening/closing may differ for a particular day depending on the availability of staff. We would notify you the Sunday before this happens.
Protecting God’s Children Training Available Online-The Protecting God’s Children training can now be completed online. The link is accessible through our diocesan website (www.diopitt.org). A certificate of completion is to be forwarded to the safe environment coordinator.
WE THANK TARIK AND ANDREA METTI FOR DESIGNING THIS NEW WEBSITE. THANK YOU!!!!