GIVING TREE THIS WEEKEND
Hopefully all the gifts from the Giving Tree have been returned this weekend. If you were not able to bring the gift you purchased back this weekend, please do so by Tuesday. Rosemarie, Gina and Barbara, who are coordinating this project will be preparing the gifts donated to be picked up by Lawrenceville United by Wednesday. As was mentioned last week, you are asked NOT to wrap the gifts but rather place them in a gift bag and return them. Be sure to include the paper ornament with the gift so we can deliver it to the right person.
JANUARY LOTTERY TICKETS ON SALE
The January Lottery Tickets are on sale. There are only about 325 tickets still available. Each $5.00 ticket gives you a chance for $2,500 in prize money during the 31 days of January. The winner each day is determined by the first drawing of the Evening Lottery of Pennsylvania. These tickets make great Christmas gifts. If you take some tickets to sell make sure to record all the ticket numbers so that we can keep track of them. Once again we thank D’Alessandro Funeral Home and Crematory for donating the tickets.
SUNDAY EVENING MASS AVAILABLE
Some have inquired as to where there is a Sunday evening Mass in our area. There is a 6:00 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral and a 7:45 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Parish in Shadyside.
VOLUNTEERS FOR WEDNESDAY ADORATION
We want to have at least ones person in the Chapel during the Wednesday Adoration from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At this time we are noticing that there are certain time-slots at which volunteers are needed to fulfill this desire. The time slots of (9:00 – 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. are the times needing volunteers. If you would be able to volunteer during any of those times, please call Eileen at the Parish Office.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
The Holy Name Society will meet Sunday, December 23 at 9:10 a.m. to pray a rosary for the sick of the Holy Name Society and our parish community. A renewal of the pledge will follow immediately afterwards. A business meeting will take place after the 9:30 a.m. Mass in the back room of the social hall under the church. All men of the parish 18 years and over are invited to join us for coffee and donuts
CHRISTMAS FLOWER MEMORIAL
If you would like to remember your loved ones (living or deceased) you may do so. Please place your donation in the envelope marked Christmas Flower Offering (or use a plain white envelope) with the name of the person(s) you wish to remember. Bring it to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket by December 17 so we can have the names listed for our Christmas bulletin.
RCIA FAITH STUDY
Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic Church? Are you married to a Catholic spouse, raising children Catholic, and/or interested in knowing more to be able to share with them? Are you a Catholic who was baptized but never received the Eucharist or Confirmation? RCIA Faith Study may be for you! There is no time like the present to begin your inquiry into the Faith! Classes start in September. To learn more or to sign up please contact Deacon Richard at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the Parish Office.
If you have clothing you are no longer using you can put them to good use by donating them to someone in need through the St. Vincent de Paul receptacle located at the bottom of our parking lot. Clothes can be dropped off there anytime and they will be picked up and given a new home.
MASS BOOKLETS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
If you have young people in your family who would benefit from following the Mass in a Booklet that explains the Mass please stop by the vestry to pick one up before Mass. We ask that the Booklets be brought back after the Mass so that they can be available for other children at the Masses.