DATES FOR 2019 CALENDAR
Before you make your vacation and travel plans we wanted to get the following dates on your calendar so you will not miss these Parish Events Saturday, March 2 Cash Bash Fundraiser Sunday, August 4 Parish Picnic Saturday, October 5 Oktoberfest Fundraiser
PIEROGI MAKING EFFORT
Mark your calendars for a Pierogi Making effort on Feb. 22nd and 23rd. Next weekend volunteers will be sought to sign up to help both with the preparation of the potato & cheese filling on Friday February 22nd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Lyceum and the Making of the Pierogi on February 23rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. also at the lyceum.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CASH BASH
There is a need for a number of volunteers to work at the Cash Bash on March 2nd. If you are planning to come to this Event please consider volunteering to help for an hour or two to make the Cash Bash a fun time for everyone. Volunteers are needed for the kitchen, ticket sales, refreshment bar, pull tab sales, clean up, etc. Please check out the sign-up sheet in the outer vestibule of the church to add your name to the volunteer list.
CASH BASH TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are now on sale for the Saturday, March 2nd Cash Bash at Teamsters Hall. There are about 350 tickets still available and each ticket has two three digit numbers giving you two chances to win the $3,300 in prize money. The top prize is $1,500 and you need not be present to win. Cost is $20.00 per ticket. If you are able to come to the event, there will be food and beer and refreshments as well as games of chance and a 50/50. There will also be Second Chance Raffle Tickets sold at the door to give even more opportunities to leave the hall as a winner. On the Cash Bash Ticket, in place of listing the seller, please list whether the person buying the ticket will be attending the Event or not. Please take some tickets to sell, but be sure to list your name and the second number on each ticket, which is in numerical order, so that we can track all the tickets.
CHRIST LIFE PROGRAM TO BEGIN
Our Parish Grouping – Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Maria Goretti, and Our Lady of the Angels Parishes – has been invited to participate in the Christ Life program. This program is aimed at helping to deepen an existing relationship, reestablishing Alost relationship, or beginning to explore a new relationship with Christ. The Christ Life series has three parts: Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ. Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, are invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people to enter into or to renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. The program will begin Monday, February 25th, 2019 and continue for seven consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:45 pm, as well as a Saturday retreat on March 30th. All sessions will be held at the St. Maria Goretti Social Hall (300 Edmond Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224). The opening topic on February 25th is: What Is the Meaning of Life? Each session will include dinner, prayer, a video teaching, and discussion. There is NO cost to participate. All adults 16 and older are invited to participate! For more information and to register please take a registration form from one of the Committee members after Mass the next few weekend or you are invited to visit: stmariagorettipgh.org or call your Parish Office. Deadline for registration is February 18, 2019.
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.
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.
CONFIRMATION FOR OUR GROUPING
Bishop Zubik will be coming to our Grouping to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday June 1st at the 5:30 p.m. Parish Mass. We are happy that he is able to join us for a Parish Mass in our Grouping. Mark your calendars and plan to come to celebrate with the young people of our three parishes as well as some adults who will be receiving this Sacrament.
HAVE YOU RECEIVED CONFIRMATION?
With Bishop Zubik scheduled to come to our Parish Grouping to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation this is a great opportunity for any adults, who have not yet received this Sacrament, to do so. Please contact your parish office to register for the Sacrament and a few classes will be offered in the next few months as preparation Church or, if you have not already done so, to receive the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. To learn more or to sign up, please contact Deacon Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call the Parish Office.
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: email@example.com 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.
CASH BASH TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets are now on sale for the Saturday, March 2nd Cash Bash at Teamster Hall. There are 500 tickets for sale and each ticket has two three digit numbers giving you two chances to win the $3,300 in prize money. The top prize is $1,500 and you need not be present to win. Cost is $20.00 per ticket. If you are able to come to the event, there will be food and beer and refreshments as well as games of chance and a 50/50. There will also be Second Chance Raffle Tickets sold at the door to give even more opportunities to leave the hall as a winner. On the Cash Bash Ticket, in place of listing the seller, please list whether the person buying the ticket will be attending the Event or not. Please take some tickets to sell, but be sure to list your name and the second number on each ticket, which is in numerical order, so that we can track all the tickets
CASH BASH BASKET RAFFLE
Thanks to all those who donated items for the Basket Raffle. The outstanding Baskets will be displayed in the back of church next weekend and a sheet of 26 chances will be on sale for $10.00. You need not be present at the Cash Bash to win the Baskets.