From Father Joe


August 20, 2017

The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

The parish has a new email address. It is: 

strosaliaparish@gmail.com

 

THINKING OF JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? To become a Roman Catholic Christian, a person takes a wonderful spiritual journey of instructions and prayer through the process called the RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA). We invite anyone who is not baptized, anyone baptized in another Christian faith, or anyone who has not received Confirmation and/or Holy Eucharist to participate in this journey. Please extend an invitation to anyone you know who may be interested. Someone may be waiting to be asked. RCIA sessions will begin in September. Please contact Sister Ann Rosalia at srannrosalia@yahoo.com.

 

St. Rosalia Parish has hired a new principal, Mr. Sean Davis. Mr. Davis is the first male principal in the history of our academy school. WELCOME!!

 

All are welcome! Come to our 3rd Annual “Pot Luck Picnic” sponsored by the Fellowship Committee on Sunday, August 27th from noon until ??? We will provide the meats and drinks. You can bring a salad, side dish, or dessert. Or just bring yourself and enjoy. We will be meeting and greeting our new school principal, Mr. Sean Davis. Come give him a warm welcome to our parish. Sign-up sheets are at the Church doors or just surprise us. See you on August 27th.

 

August 19-20 will be our Mission Co-op collection. There will be a representative from the Capuchin Fathers and Brothers, Province of St. Augustine speaking at all of the Masses that weekend.

 

 

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!!

 

 

Fall Trip-our annual fall trip this year will take place from October 7-10. We will be visiting the area near Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of the events on the itinerary include: visiting the Ark Encounter and a river boat dinner cruise. See the fliers at the entrances to the Church and in the rectory office. Final payment is due now!

 

This year our Parish Share Diocesan goal is $47,596. Please note: ALL PLEDGE CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED  THIS YEAR. Extra cards are available in the parish office.

 

 

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.

Amen

 

 

 

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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.

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The Crucifix of Christ the High Priest is in the home of Eileen Cancroy this week. Reservations for the Crucifix can be made by calling the rectory office.

 

 

 

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!!!!