SAINT MARGARET MARY CHURCH 3055 LEECHBURG ROAD, LOWER BURRELL, PA A PENNSYLVANIA CHARITABLE TRUST & PARISH OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vol. IX No. 11 FEBRUARY 8, 2015 MASS SCHEDULE Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases. Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. --Mark 1:29-39 Weekdays (Monday ~ Friday) 8:00 a.m. Holy Days 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Confession Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and by appointment † SACRAMENTS PASTORAL STAFF Very Rev. Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F., Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ext. 16 Rev. Daniel J. Ulishney, Parochial Vicar (email@example.com) - Ext 14 William Staniszewski, Bus. Mgr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ext. 17 Mary Murphy, Director of Music & Liturgy (email@example.com) - Ext 20 Jo Ann McLaughlin-Klemencic, Regional Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ext. 22 Donna Misak, Coordinator of Youth Ministry (email@example.com) - Ext. 19 Sharon Pearson, Financial Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Ext. 12 Linda Scott, Parish Secretary (email@example.com) - Ext. 11 CONTACT US E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 724-335-2336 Website: www.smmlb.org Fax: 724-335-1945 Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. BAPTISM: Contact the parish office to schedule a Baptism Seminar prior to the baptism of your first child. MARRIAGE: Contact the parish office at least nine months in advance for information and scheduling. (RCIA) RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: Considering entry into the Catholic Church? Contact the parish office for an appointment. PASTORAL CARE OF THE HOMEBOUND: To arrange for the Sacraments, contact the parish office. * * * MINISTRY OF HOME VISITATION ~ Sisters of Mary Immaculate: 724-845-2828 MARY QUEEN OF APOSTLES SCHOOL email@example.com Catherine Collett, Principal Office: 724-339-4411 or 724-335-5911 PASTORAL COUNCIL 2014 - 2015 James Angelo, Michael Joyce, Malvene Kulik, Sally Lagatutta, Tracy Lindo, Jay Manga, Lou Marmo, Julie Ondako, Phyllis Roberts-Spiering, Doris Swick, Robert Tatrn, and Mary Sue Wheeler FINANCE COUNCIL 2014 - 2015 Richard Kalkstein, Donald Ryan, Danielle Skowronski, Thomas Thimons Father Ken’s Notes 2 TRAGEDIES SOMETIMES CAN ACTUALLY BE BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they had finally saved enough money and had gotten passports and reservations for the whole family on a new liner to the United States. The entire family was filled with anticipation and excitement about their new life. However, seven days before their departure, the youngest son was bitten by a dog. The doctor sewed up the boy but hung a yellow sheet on the Clarks' front door. Because of the possibility of rabies, they were being quarantined for fourteen days. The family's dreams were dashed. They would not be able to make the trip to America as they had planned. The father, filled with disappointment and anger, stomped to the dock to watch the ship leave - without the Clark family. The father shed tears of disappointment and cursed both his son and God for their misfortune. Five days later, the tragic news spread throughout Scotland - the mighty Titanic had sunk. The unsinkable ship had sunk, taking hundreds of lives with it. The Clark family was to have been on that ship, but because the son had been bitten by a dog, they were left behind in Scotland. When Mr. Clark heard the news, he hugged his son and thanked him for saving the family. He thanked God for saving their lives and turning what he had felt was a tragedy into a blessing. Although we may not always understand, all things happen for a reason. What we might deem as a tragedy can sometimes actually be a blessing in disguise. Father Ken The Eucharistic Table This Week 3 Sat./Sun. 2/7-8 5:00 pm 8:30 am 11:00 am FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Mon. 2/9 8:00 am WEEKDAY Tues. 2/10 7:30 am ST. SCHOLASTICA Gn 1:20 — 2:4a; Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13 Thursday, Feb 12 7:00 pm Ministry of Consolation - B-1 Wed. 2/11 8:00 am OUR LADY OF LOURDES; WORLD DAY OF THE SICK Saturday, Feb. 14 4:00 pm Parents, Plan A Night Out Lobby & Sullivan Rm Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 + Joyce Sosinski (Family) + Jim & Teresa Serena (Family) + Mass for the Congregation Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35c; Mk 6:53-56 + Angeline Kotts (Jean & Sabrina Kotts) + Ruth Smith (John Belli) Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Ps 104:1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30; Mk 7:14-23 + Stella Gates & Deceased Members of Sabot Family (Sabot Family) Thurs. 2/12 8:00 am WEEKDAY Fri. 2/13 8:00 am WEEKDAY Sat./Sun. 2/14-15 5:00 pm 8:30 am SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 11:00 am + Mass for the Congregation Gn 2:18-25; Ps 128:1-5; Mk 7:24-30 + Rebekah Dukes (Tina & Ed Shybloski) + Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 12 noon Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 7:31-37 + Frank Staricek (Jay & Pauline Staricek) Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Cor 10:31 — 11:1; Mk 1:40-45 + Edward & Rosella Persinski (Daughter, Carol) + Ray Sanner & Rudolph Belczyk (Jack & Catherine Sanner) Seeking to deepen your prayer life? We are priviledged to have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays following the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 12 noon. Come and bring your thanks and praise. Young Adult Ministry Table Regional Young Adult Group meets for faith sharing and fellowship every other Sunday at 7:00 p.m. in the Freude room. Young adults ages 18-35 from all walks of life are always welcome to join! The next gatherings will be February 15, March 1, and March 15. Young adults are also invited to the Pittsburgh Diocese for ‘Dinner and Dialogue with Fr. Freedy’ on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Anchor Inn in Natrona Heights. All are welcome! Tuesday, Feb. 10 8:15 am Food Bank volunteers Church Basement 9:30 am Food Bank Distribution Church Basement 4:15 pm Cherub Choir - LOWC Rm 6:45 pm Pastoral Council - B-2 Wednesday, Feb. 11 6:30 pm Adult Choir - Church Sunday, Feb. 15 9:45 am Choristers & Chimers LOWC Room 9:45 am Youth Choir - B-1 12 noon Senior High Youth Formation Day - Sullivan Rm 7:00 pm Young Adult Group Freude Rm Remember in your prayers † Albert Peyronel who died January 29. May the Lord grant him eternal rest and peace, and bless his family with consolation. SAVE THE DATE… SMM SUMMER FESTIVAL JUNE 26 & 27, 2015 Music & Liturgy Table Choristers and Chimers All those who made their first Holy Communion last year are welcome to join the Choristers and Chimers on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. We resume rehearsals on February 10. For more information, contact Mary Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or the parish office. Choosing Joy 4 Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the joy we so much desire? Are some people just lucky, while others have run out of luck? Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy. Two people can be part of the same event, but one may choose to live it quite differently than the other. One may choose to trust that what happened, painful as it may be, holds a promise. The other may choose despair and be destroyed by it. What makes us human is precisely this freedom of choice. Ministry of Consolation CONSOLATION/FUNERAL MINISTRIES Additional parishioners are needed to assist with the Ministry of Consolation and Funeral Ministries. Please consider giving of your time and talents on behalf of fellow parishioners who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Indicate your willingness below, and place it in the offertory basket at Mass. You can also return your choice to the parish office or by calling 724-335-2336. Father Ken or a parish staff member will be happy to answer your questions. Circle your willingness to participate: MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION FUNERAL CANDLE BEARER HONOR GUARD FUNERAL ALTAR SERVER RESURRECTION CHOIR FUNERAL LECTOR I am willing to serve in the ministry/ies circled above. Please have a parish representative contact me: NAME: ___________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________ TELEPHONE: ______________________ EMAIL: ______________________________ 5 2015 Easter Nut Roll Volunteer Sign-Up Form Name: ______________________________ Phone#: Day ________________ Evening ________________ VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: Please put a check mark in the column under a posiƟon and Ɵme your are available. Your par cipa on is confirmed with the comple on of this form. Thank you so much for your assistance Dough Filling Measur- Oven Rising Cooling/ Pan Labels, Makers 2 Makers 3 Rollers 7 ing 3-4 Timers 1 Timers 1 Bagging 2 Scrapers Cleanup 3+ per shiŌ per shiŌ per shiŌ per shiŌ per shiŌ per shiŌ per shiŌ 2 per shiŌ per shiŌ Mon., 3/16 9 am to 1:15 pm 1 to 5:45 pm 5:30-9:30 pm Tues., 3/17 9 am to 1:15 pm 1 to 5:45 pm 5:30-9:30 pm Wed., 3/18 9 am to 1:15 pm 1 to 5:45 pm 5:30-9:30 pm Thurs., 3/19 9 am to 1:15 pm 1 to 5:45 pm 5:30 -9:30 pm ORDER FORM Deadline for orders: Monday, March 9. Extra nut rolls will not be sold at Ɵme of pickup. Number: ______ nut roll(s) @ $11.00 each Total : $________ (Please pay at me of pickup) Pickup day: (Please circle one) Tuesday, March 17 Wednesday, March 18 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Name: ___________________ Phone #: Day ____________ Evening _____________ Place your orders in the oﬀertory basket, the wicker stand in the Narthex or by calling Toni Kratz at 724-339-0839, Dee Choltko at 724-335-0959, Maureen Gigler at 724-335-6501, the parish oﬃce at 724-335-2336, or online at www.smmlb.org. Thank you for your order! Faith Formation Table 6 Diocesan High School Youth Ministry Retreat - All youth of the Diocese in Grades 9 -12 are invited to the Diocesan High School Youth Ministry Retreat. Come pray, share, and experience God while being surrounded by new friends who share the same faith on February 27-March 1 at Laurelville Retreat Center in Mt. Pleasant. For more information visit www.dioceseofgreensburg.org. The deadline to register is February 15. Parents, Plan A Night Out (babysitting will be sponsored by Youth Ministry) for any children ages 4 and older on Saturday, February 14, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Sullivan room. Junior and Senior High Youth will be offering age appropriate crafts, games, movies, healthy snacks and just general fun for children who would like to join us. Please reserve a spot by contacting Donna Misak at email@example.com or (724) 335-2336. Little Rock Scripture Classes during Lent: The Gospel according to St. Mark is on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Freude Room, facilitated by Kimberly Yakelis, beginning February 11. The Gospel according to St. John is on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in the Freude Room, facilitated by Arlene Golden, beginning February 17. Cost of 2 study books: $15 due at the first class. To register, contact Arlene at 412-203-1586 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Corner Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy ~ Mt. St. Peter Parish, with Msgr. Michael Begolly, welcomes you to join a Pilgrimage to Rome from September 8 - 18, 2015. This excursion includes visits to shrines in Assisi, San Giovanni, Campania, Montecassino and more. Experience the weekly papal audience at Vatican City, receiving the blessing given by His Holiness Pope Francis. Many amenities include 15 meals and addition excursions (additional charge) to Florence and evening and day tours in Rome. Join us Tuesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. St. Peter's Marble Hall for an informative presentation on the Pilgrimage that you won't want to miss. Contact Gina Pesce Abdallah 724-448-2410 or email@example.com MINISTRY SCHEDULE — February 14 & 15 GREETERS Presider LECTORS 5 pm Father Dan B. Kitko T. Kratz J. Laverty M.E. Leslie J. Duncan J. Newcomb 8:30 am Father Ken E. Jones R. Jones L. Pavetto J. Nesbit D. Jordan J. Richardson 11 am Father Ken J. Mazur J.L. Mazur M. Dunmire A. Mayher C. Brinsko R. Davis ALTAR SERVERS Technical Team Liturgy of the Word J. Schaeffer J. Novak None None C. Flanagan S. Bordonaro B. Reifschneider J. Manga M. Sharick S. Ryan K. Ryan M. Joyce D. Misak B. Fazzini R. Schager 5 pm C. Lagattuta E. Green S. Novak 8:30 am B. Flanagan L. Flanagan 11 am J. Ryan D. Hyland A. Novak K. Ryan EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 5 pm P. Couturiaux J. Gulick L. Kish C. Kratz B. Sosinski D. Swick E. Thimons 8:30 am G. Bordonaro J. Carabin A. DiGirolamo C. Moyes C. Ozdany M.A. Ryan J. Zingarelli 11 am B. Hess L. Hyland T. Hyland G. Kissel G. Kissel P. Mike N. Rehberg J. Tomiczek USHERS 5 pm A. French E. Grosse 8:30 am J. Sanner 11 am G. Spiering A. Falleroni M. Kardibin T. Cavanaugh J. Tallarico R. Kostewicz T. Campbell M. Polczynski A. Kish D. Marinelli P. Spiering J. Linza N. Linza M. D’Amico T. Rayburg T. Dean S. Warden A.M. Versace Stewardship Table Weekly Financial Statement ~ February 8, 2015 Catholic Institute Loan Current Loan Amount: Payments Received: Capital Campaign & Interest Payments 1,556,984.45 (248,329.68) Current Loan Balance: 1,308,654.77 ** Loan Interest Payment for February 2015 (Interest Rate Reduction): ** Remaining Estimated Pledge Payments: 2,586.11 1,168,435.00 7 January 31 & February 1 Mass Attendance Sunday Envelopes (427) 1,214 15,075.50 Electronic Giving (44) 1,257.50 Building Fund (50) 1,070.00 Total: Souper Bowl of Caring $17,403.00 $383.00 * Interest payments are made from our operating budget whenever possible so that the campaign contributions go directly to the principal of the loan. Note: 100% of all monies received for “Debt Reduction” are applied to the principal of the loan. Endowment Fund: Quarterly PNC Investment Report Dated 12/31/14: 113,907.72 Community Corner (continued) Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court New Kensington #860 will meet Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m. in room B-2. Interested women are welcome to attend this meeting. Pies are still available for $10. Contact Regent Theresa Shields at 412-302-6761. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Vandergrift #1008 - Due to the cancellation of the February meeting, please place your lottery ticket money in the weekly collection and clearly mark it for CD of A Court Vandergrift #1008. The annual Men’s Retreat at St. Paul's Monastery, located on the south side of Pittsburgh, will be held on March 14 - 15. Come and enjoy a weekend of prayer and religious activities with other men from St. Margaret Mary. Call 724-3353569 for details. Writers’ Table ~ Local writers and aspiring writers [all ages] from the area gather the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Loafin’ Bakery Café, Lower Burrell, to create, discuss and share ideas, writings, and passions.
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