From Father Joe
October 22, 2017
The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Book of Remembrance will be in the back of the Church from October 1st until October 31st. You can write the names of your deceased loved ones, parishioners, and friends in this book. We will then remember them at Holy Mass and in our prayers during the month of November.
October is Respect Life Month-Please pray for the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. Respect of Life encompasses not one but many issues including: cloning, contraception, abortion, capital punishment, assisted suicide, embryo & fetal research, fair labor, euthanasia, marriage & family life, the elderly, poverty and the disabled. Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation.
The next Liturgy of the Word for Children will take place on Sunday, October 29th during the 11am Mass.
Our Annual All Souls Mass will take place on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. Those registered parishioners who died and were buried from our parish from October 2016 through September 2017 will be honored. Their families will receive invitations to this special liturgy offered in memory of their loved ones. After the homily, a family member will come forward to light a special candle in remembrance of their deceased loved one. All are welcome to attend this special Mass.
Would you like to put in the bulletin a remembrance of a deceased loved one for the month of November? Squares are $10/month for a small square and $20/month for a larger square. To reserve a square or for more information, call the rectory office at 412-421-5766 during the day from Monday-Friday.
The parish has a new email address. It is:
Turkey Fund-Instead of giving to an area wide organization, we ask that you donate to our parish turkey fund. All proceeds will be used to purchase Giant Eagle gift cards for our food bank recipients for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please make your check payable to “St. Rosalia Food Bank” and place in an envelope marked “Turkey Fund” and place in the collection basket or drop off at the rectory office. Thank you!
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!!
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.
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 the Ambrogio Family 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!!!!