THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
The Masses for the Holy Day are a Vigil Mass on Tuesday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15th. All the Masses will be in the church.
COLLECTION OF SCHOOL CLOTHES
The principals from both Arsenal and Woolslair Schools expressed a need for clothing for some of the students as they prepare to begin a new school year. The need is for basic underwear and socks sizes small, medium, and large for boys and girls. There is also a need for uniforms (no white shirts) for boys and girls size 6 – 10. A number of stores sell skirts and slacks that are used for uniforms. Since the new School Year begins August 24th, if you would be able to assist in this need, you are invited to purchase some of the clothing items mentioned and bring them to church next weekend and Rosemarie Perla and Gina Desko will bag them and make sure that they are delivered to both schools. Thank you for any assistance you can offer.
CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTS
We would like to reenergize the OLOA Young Adults. There are many Young Adults that come to Mass each weekend so we are seeking some of you to step forward and become new leadership for the group. If you are interested and willing to lead Young Adult activities and be a catalyst for joining together with young adults from St. Maria Goretti and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parishes, you are asked to please contact Bro. John or Meghann Wygonik-Kinkley at email@example.com.
Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference 2018: OVERFLOW
On October 27th, 2018, gather with women from all over the area for the Second Annual Catholic Women’s Fellowship Conference, OVERFLOW. Join speakers Barbara Heil, Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, and Sr. Bernadette Beamsley, DLJC for a day full of inspiring talks, building community with other women, prayer, and Mass with Bishop David Zubik! Come and reflect on how God calls us to cultivate a space in our lives where He can pour His love into us, where He empowers us to operate not out of an empty tank, but out of the OVERFLOW of His Holy Spirit and His grace! Registration opens July 16. Don’t miss an update - visit www.cwfpitt.org for more information.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH , ETNA SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE
In conjunction with the Central Blood Bank, the All Saints Ladies of Charity is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Sunday, August 19, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Activities Building AT 19 Wilson St., Etna. Call Terri Ward at 412-354-8846 or Karen Tomaszewski at 412-781-6417 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins 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.
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.
FORMATION COMMITTEE MEETING
The Formation Committee will be hosting a meeting with some of the members of St. Maria Goretti Parish as they explain the Christ Life Program of religious renewal and involvement. This meeting will take place this Monday August 13th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Room of the Church. Any parishioner interested in learning more about this program is invited to come to this meeting.
PIRATE GAME ANYONE?
A number of parishioners have asked about going to a Pirate Game this season. 50 seats for the Friday, September 7th 7:05 p.m. game of the Pirates vs the Marlins have been reserved and purchased. Seats are in section 317 (high but behind home plate). Cost is $22.00 per seat and it is a free Clement T-Shirt Friday for the first 20,000 fans. Sign up for the seats with a $10 deposit in the back of church or at the office on a first come basis. Any questions, please call the office.
If you are interested in volunteering a day to help seniors in need in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, check out the Sts. John & Paul website: http:// www.stsjohnandpaul.org and select the Outreach tab at the top of the page, then select senior connections. If you have any questions, please call Suzanne Roy at 724-553-6895. Senior Connection volunteers must be 18 years or older or if younger than 18 they must be accompanied by a parent.
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.
CAPUCHIN PERPETUAL PROFESSION
Next Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Parish the Capuchins will be celebrating the Perpetual Profession of Vows of five friars – Andre Corriente, David Domanski, Ross Henley, Alexander Hostoffer and Thomas Piolata. All are welcome to come to this celebration of permanent commitment to the Capuchin way of life.
NEED HOME REPAIRS?
The St. John and Paul Senior Connection outreach will be available again this year to assist Lawrenceville seniors, who own their homes, with the home maintenance and repair needs beginning in early May. If you are interested in being added to the list of homes, please call Toni Jester, 412-352-5348. There are some carryovers from 2017, so work on new listing of homes may not be able to be added until the June 16th workday.
DATES FOR 2018 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 Sunday, August 5th Parish Picnic Saturday, October 6th Oktoberfest Fundraiser
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.