Weekly Bulletin - Saint Margaret Mary Church

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
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SACRAMENTS
PASTORAL STAFF
Very Rev. Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F., Pastor
(kzaccagnini@dioceseofgreensburg.org) - Ext. 16
Rev. Daniel J. Ulishney, Parochial Vicar
(dulishney@dioceseofgreensburg.org) - Ext 14
William Staniszewski, Bus. Mgr.
(wstaniszewski@smmlb.org) - Ext. 17
Mary Murphy, Director of Music & Liturgy
(mmurphy@smmlb.org) - Ext 20
Jo Ann McLaughlin-Klemencic, Regional Pastoral
Associate for Faith Formation
(jmklemencic@dioceseofgreensburg.org) - Ext. 22
Donna Misak, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
(dmisak@smmlb.org) - Ext. 19
Sharon Pearson, Financial Secretary
(spearson@smmlb.org) - Ext. 12
Linda Scott, Parish Secretary
(lscott@smmlb.org) - Ext. 11
CONTACT US
E-mail: smmp@smmlb.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.
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MINISTRY OF HOME VISITATION ~ Sisters of Mary Immaculate: 724-845-2828
MARY QUEEN OF APOSTLES SCHOOL
mqa@mqaschool.org
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
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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
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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
mmurphy@smmlb.org or the parish
office.
Choosing Joy
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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: ______________________________
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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
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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 dmisak@smmlb.org 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 goldenae@mac.com.
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
ginaa1967@outlook.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
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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.