SOCIAL NEXT SUNDAY
There will be Social after the 10:00 a.m. Mass next Sunday hosted by the members of the Evangelization Committee. Plan to stay after Mass and take advantage of this social time to meet some other parishioners as well as discuss the Timeline for the On Mission Effort.
EXPLORING THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES
For the next three Thursdays there will be adult education opportunity called Exploring the Sunday Scriptures offered. Deacon Richard and Paula Calabrese will offer the education session at two different times each Thursday to make it more available to parishioners. The Sunday Scriptures will be explored and discussed at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. each of the next four Thursdays. Plan to take advantage of this educational opportunity.
BEATIFICATION MASS FOR SOLANUS CASEY
On Saturday, November 18th in the Ford Stadium in Detroit, Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. will be beatified. A member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph Province in Detroit and one of the co-founders of the city’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Father Solanus Casey was born November 25, 1870 and died July 31, 1957. He will be the second United States-born male to be beatified. The first was Father Stanley Rother, a priest from Oklahoma, who died in 1981 as a martyr in Guatemala and was beatified on September 23rd . Throughout Fr. Solanus’ ministry, beginning in New York for 20 years, serving at three different parishes, Fr. Solanus was a beloved Capuchin Friar credited with miraculous cures and valued for his wise and compassionate counsel. He served at St. Bonaventure Monastery on Mt. Elliott Street in Detroit, where he worked for 21 years as a porter and spent his life in the service of people, endearing himself to thousands who would seek his counsel. He earned the recognition as ‘the Doorkeeper’ – a Brother who would provide soup for the hungry, kind words for the troubled, and a healing touch for the ill. The Capuchins of the Pittsburgh Diocese will celebrate a Mass in recognition of his Beatification on Tuesday November 14th at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church. All are welcome!
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.
ATTENTION: SENIOR CITIZENS
The CYA Senior Citizens Center at Fosters, 287 Main Street has activities available for Seniors Monday thru Friday form 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Lunch ($1 Donation), Bingo (6 cards $2), Silver Sneakers, Free Donuts (Mon.-Thurs.), TaiChi-Meditation-Yoga-Cards and a party once a month. Something for everyone! Make friends and have conversation over coffee. Access transportation can be arranged. For more information call 412-621-3342 or Chris @412-320-5128.
WEEKDAY MASS LOCATION
There have been a number of new parishioners who have been asking where to find the 6:30 p.m. weekday Mass. The weekday Mass is celebrated at the Parish House Chapel, which is located at 225 37th Street, Monday thru Thursday and on First Fridays and all are welcome.
PRAYER FOR ON MISSION 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.
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.
PIEROGI MAKING EFFORT
There are plans to make a second batch of Pierogi next month, which will be Sauerkraut and Cottage Cheese. That Pierogi Making effort will take place at the Lyceum on 45th Street. Volunteers are need and you are invited to begin signing up for this effort. These Pierogi will go one sale the weekend of November 18 & 19. Sauerkraut and cottage cheese:
Fri. Nov. 10, 9:00 a.m. -noon – to prepare the fillings
Sat. Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. – to make the pierogi
On Sunday, October 29th at 3:00 p.m., there will be a Memorial Mass at St. Augustine Cemetery Chapel remembering all those who were buried at the Cemetery since last November. All are invited to come to remember your loved ones buried at our Cemetery.
ALL SOUL’S MEMORIAL MASS – NOV. 2nd
At our annual All Souls Memorial Mass on November 2 nd we will remember all those who have been buried from our church this past year. Family members of the deceased have been invited to this 6:30 p.m. Mass and all parishioners are invited to come to support those who have lost loved ones this past year and also to pray for your own loved ones who have passed. A social will follow this November 2nd Mass.
MEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT AT ST. PAUL’S
Men from our parish are invited to attend an annual retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side Slopes. The retreat begins with dinner on Friday, November 17th and ends with 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 19th. This year's theme is: "In Christ, United in Mind and Heart". Come spend a weekend in fellowship with the Lord and other men. For more info or if you would like to attend, please contact Joe Garlicki at 412-513-7351. If finances are a problem for attending the retreat, the parish has a gift certificate for one man to attend the retreat for free. Contact Joe or Br. John if you have any concerns. Online registration and additional information is available at the Saint Paul's Retreat Center webpage.
ARE YOU REGISTERED?
If you have not already registered in our Parish and would like to do so, I encourage you to see one of the ushers after Mass to receive a Registration Form. If you would like more information about our parish, please send in the Contact Form from our website and I would be happy to respond. Our website is:www.oloa.org. It would be great to have you as a member or our Parish Family.
PRAYER REQUEST BOX
You are reminded that the Prayer Request box is available on the table in the back of church to receive any requests you would like to lay before the altar each week. The women of the Rosary Society, as one of their ministries, have been taking those prayer requests on the first Sunday of each month and dividing them up among their members and personally pray for those listed on the intention sheets.
COMMUNION TO THE HOMEBOUND
If you know of any parishioner who is homebound please call their name into the Parish Office so that we can arrange for them to receive the sacraments on a regular basis. A number of our Ministers of Communion go to the homes and are happy to bring the Eucharist to the homebound.
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 or you can call the Parish Office.
ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
Every Wedbesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Bell Choir Practice Sundays after 10 am Mass NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!
COMMUNION FOR CELIAC SUFFERERS
If you have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease we want you to know that we do have gluten free hosts available. Please come to the Vestry on the right side of the church before Mass and let Bro. John know of your need and we will make sure to consecrate a gluten free host for you. We do ask that you sit up toward the front of church so that we can bring communion to you in the pew.
ENVELOPES IN PEWS
You will notice that there are Offering Envelopes in each of the pews. These are not there to replace the Offertory Envelopes that are mailed to the homes but are made available for visitors as well as any parishioner putting loose money in the collection basket. Any loose money placed in these envelopes will be deposited as Parish Share and therefore will be tax exempt in our future Parish Share Assessment.