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Saint Bernadette Parish
245 Azalea Drive • Monroeville, PA 15146PARISH STAFF
October 12, 2014
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Anthony Gargotta, Pastor
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Deacon Michael W. Kelly
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Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon & 7:00 PM
Monday - 9:30 AM, 7:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:15 AM
Wednesdays & Fridays - 7:15 AM & 9:30 AM
Parish Office .................................................................................................................412.373.0050
Religious Education Office..............................................................................412.373.1797
School Office................................................................................................................412.372.7255
Lourdes Center...........................................................................................................412.843.0668
Parish Office Fax.......................................................................................................412.374.8113
School Office Fax.....................................................................................................412.372.7649
Parish Office Email............[email protected]
School Office Email.........[email protected]
Bulletin Announcements........................................................ [email protected]
Rev. John Forbidussi, Hospital Chaplain
In Residence
Mr. Regis Reinersmann, Business Manager
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Mrs. Marlene V. Kopper, Director of Religious Education
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Sr. Carol Arch, C.S.J., Elementary School Principal
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Ms. Lauren Gates, Youth Minister
[email protected]
Mr. Joshua Bandish, Director of Music Ministries
[email protected]
Mrs. Marty Kelly, Parish Office Secretary
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Mrs. Jane Bobich. Parish Office Secretary
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Mrs. Cathy Cowan, Parish Office
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Mrs. Francine Pochciol, School Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Bulletin announcements and flyers due by Noon on
Parish Website
Mr. Tim Jacob, Maintenance Supervisor
[email protected]
Mondays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
Adoration - 10 AM - 7:00 PM (6:30 - 7:00 will include
rosary and novena prayers) - Confessions 6:00—6:45 PM
7:00 PM Mass
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer - 9:30 AM
Wednesdays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
Thursdays: Morning Prayer - 9:30 AM
Fridays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
First Saturdays: Adoration - following 8:30 AM Mass including
First Saturday Fatima Devotions.
We of St. Bernadette Parish, are a
Eucharistic Community, created by
the Father, nourished by the Lord
and led by the Holy Spirit. We are
to be the eyes, ears, hands and
heart of Christ, living by His
example, sharing the Good News in
Word and deed.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: Saturday: After the 8:30 AM and the 5:00 PM Masses. Monday: 6:00—6:45 PM.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Baptisms are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:15 PM. PreBaptismal Seminar—The third Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office to reserve dates for
both the Pre-Baptismal Seminar and your child’s Baptism.
RCIA PROCESS/SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION FOR ADULTS: Inquiry Sessions for those interested in becoming Catholic are
held weekly. Call the Parish Office for more information.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: Weddings should be arranged at least six months prior to the anticipated date. Call the
Parish Office to make an appointment to assist you in beginning this sacrament.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Will take place the first Sunday of each Month after every Mass. Please wait in the front pew
until Father returns.
In the first reading today, we hear the vision of Isaiah which says: On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of
rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. We tend to see this as a vision of Heaven where there will be a fantastic
banquet. This makes sense because in the time of Isaiah, mountains were seen as places close to God where people commune with God
in prayer and intimacy, just as Moses on the mountain communed with God. This is true, but there is a deeper meaning as well. Isaiah, in
this passage, is referring to Mt. Zion or, as we know it, Jerusalem. Isaiah is saying that on the Mount of Jerusalem, God will provide rich
food and choice wine for a banquet for us. And He did! This is where Jesus died, and within the events of His passion, death and
resurrection, Jesus left us His body and Blood in the form of bread and wine. What better rich food can we have than His Body to feast on?
What better juicy wine than His Sweet Blood? As the vision goes on to say, that, with this Food and Wine, He will lift the veil that veils all
people. The veil is twofold. It is the veil of death, which He lifted and now through His passion death and resurrection, we can live forever.
Also, it is the veil with the inability to see and know God’s ways. We now have the ability to know His ways. Imagine how much more we
can know if we allow His Body and Blood to truly digest in us. Sometimes we have a spiritual bulimia, and don’t let the Body and Blood of
Jesus digest fully in us. We starve the ability of that nourishment by not entering into deep thanksgiving after receiving or not contemplating
on His Body and Blood inside of us or not fully accepting it as His True Body and Blood or rushing out of the church in our own pursuits and
concerns. The Lord of Hosts has provided for all people as the prophesy said: take time to contemplate this banquet and allow the
nourishments of His Body and Blood to sink deep in you.
New Holy Communion Cups and New Altar Server Albs
The new cups and albs have been ordered thanks to generous donations for this cause. The new cups are a bit heavier and have a satin
finish (which will be easier to maintain). Once the new albs are in place, I am asking that all servers please take care to hang them when
done serving mass. They are much easier to hang up than the present albs. (If I happen to discover which servers are putting the albs on
the floor, I will ask their parents to launder and iron all the albs). Together let us all be responsible and respectful for the vessels and
vestments of the Sacred Mass.
Hand Sanitizer for Eucharistic Ministers
Hand Sanitizers have been installed for Eucharistic Ministers, priests and deacons. There is one in the front of each of the middle pews so
that as the Eucharistic Ministers approach the altar, they can easily sanitize their hands. There is also one behind the altar for the clergy.
Cold and Flu season
As cold and flu season approaches, I ask everyone to simply use common sense. If you are sick, STAY HOME, rest and get better. When
we are sick, it is not a sin to miss Mass. Many people worry about receiving the Precious Blood during this season. I personally do not
believe that germs can pass through the cup at the Eucharist, because Jesus would not allow us to get sick receiving Him. Please use
common sense; if you feel uncomfortable receiving from the cup, then just receive the Body of Christ.
FIRE - Faith Intercession Repentance Evangelization
Our Monroeville FIRE Rally is fast approaching, what a great day to set our hearts on FIRE for the Lord. Come on November 1st and set
your hearts on fire. More information is available at our Website. The registration form is included with this week’s bulletin. Please forward
to the Parish Office or drop your completed form either in the box in the narthex or collection basket at next week’s Mass.
MIM Open House (Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium) Again this year, we in union with all Faiths in our area have invited all people to
come worship with us. Although all are welcome anytime, this is a specified date so that we can personally welcome any visitors. Our date
is October 19 at the 10:00 AM Mass. The schedule for the other Faiths in October are:
• Crossroad Presbyterian Church, Oct. 12, 10:30AM
• North American Martyrs, Oct 26, 11AM
All parishioners are welcome to visit.
Bible Study
I am leading a Bible Study with the theme of The Sacraments in the Scriptures. The sessions continue on Monday evenings in the
church at 7:30PM as follows: October 13, 20, 27, November 10 and 17. In addition, sessions will be held on Thursdays at 11:00AM in
Biedenbach Hall on these dates: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13.
250 Club
There are still tickets for this year’s 250 club. This is a great opportunity to support the school, have a chance for a weekly monetary
prize and enjoy a nice evening and dinner next fall with others who purchase tickets along with other prizes and the grand prize. Tickets
can be purchased at the School office during the weekdays, after Sunday Masses or by calling Sr. Carol at the school. Please support
this effort and help to continue to provide education here at St. Bernadette.
Peace of Christ,
Fr. Tony
OCTOBER 12, 2014
Important message from a Parishioner:
Grow in the Faith with Small Faith Groups for Couples Did you ever feel like you were being led to do something by the Holy Spirit?
That's how I feel about this. My husband and I have had the pleasure of being involved with several small faith groups and feel compelled
to start one at St. Bernadette's. The one we'd like to start is called, The Christian Family Movement (CFM). You can read more about it at The way it works is that couples meet at one another's homes once a month to pray, discuss a few pages
of a CFM book, and enjoy the fellowship of one another. I have found great joy in being a part of small faith groups in the past; it's a great
way to grow spiritually and get to know the "Body of Christ." If this is something that interests you, contact Alison Cooley by e-mail at [email protected] or at 412.496.9904. Please call after 3:00PM M-F (for clarification, this is not a group affiliated with Teams of
Our Lady).
will be offered after each Mass on
October 18/19. No need to call the Parish
Office beforehand, just wait in the front
pew until Father returns at the end of the
FELLOWSHIP SUNDAY will be held on
Sunday, October 19, after the 8:00AM,
10:00AM and 12Noon Masses, hosted by
the PTG. Please join us for a bit of
socializing with your Parish family.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE FALL CAMPAIGN runs through Sunday,
November 2. Christians throughout Pittsburgh are invited to take
part in the National 40 Days for Life Campaign. The mission of 40
Days for Life is to unite the Body of Christ in the spiritual battle to
end abortion. Join us for 40 days of prayer & fasting. A peaceful vigil
will be held every day from 7AM-7PM in front of Planned
Parenthood at 933 Liberty Avenue. Saint Bernadette Parish has
been very generous at each campaign to pray, fast and to stand in
prayerful vigil. This Fall we will pray again at Planned Parenthood on
Monday, October 13, from 11:00AM to 3:00PM and again on
Thursday, October 30, from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. Bring your Rosary.
Questions: Dee Gallagher, 412.628.7132 or
[email protected], or Nikki Bruni,
The Memorial Mass for All Soul’s Day will be Monday, November
3 at 7:00PM. All those who were buried from our Parish in the
past year will be remembered with a candle. Anyone who wishes
to have loved ones remembered at this Mass should call the
Parish Office at 412.373.0050 and provide the names for
Do you have unwanted furniture or household goods? Please call
the “Blessing Board.” They will pick up your donations and
forward to those who sometime have nothing! For more
[email protected]
The parishes of North American Martyrs and St. Bernadette are
sponsoring a Virtual Blood Drive at any Central Blood Bank
Community Center. This blood drive will be from Monday, Oct. 6
thru Saturday, Oct. 18. The nearest center for parishioners is at
4075 Monroeville Blvd. in Corporate Office Park Building II. To
donate blood, call 1.866.366.6771 or contact Chuck Summerville
at 412.372.4332 or [email protected]
Andrew Tirpak Jr.
Special friend of Nancy Bertoni, Father of Dana (Todd) Allison,
Dave (Mary Beth) Bertoni, Chris (Mary) Bertoni
So that we might better serve your needs, if any of the
situations below apply to you, please fill out this form and
drop it in the collection basket or mail it to the Parish
Office. Thank you.
Name _____________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
City/Zip Code ______________________________________________
Phone-H __________________________W ______________________
___New Parishioner
___New Address/Phone
___Interested in RCIA
___Interested in Choir
___New envelopes
___Wish to speak to a priest
___Moving out of Parish
___Returning to Parish
___Returning Catholic
___Entering Hospital
___A Shut-in lives with me
___Questions on Catholicism
Natalie Renee Shearer
Daughter of Michael and Whitney Shanoski Shearer
Jacob Cole Bouvy
Son of Zachary and Jessica Lara Bouvy
Harlow James Iddon
Daughter of James and Dawn Ranko Iddon
III Brian Boerner & Chrissy Palumbo
III Doug DiFilippo & Ashley Senopole
II Stephen Kiefer & Jennifer Reese
I Jesse Kalkstein & Natalie Dowd
250 Club Winner
No Winner
Sunday 10/12
Monday 10/13
Grocery cert. sold:…………(.Last Week)…..........$11,250
Tuesday 10/14
Grocery cert. sold:..………..(This Week)…………$17,565
We sell Certificates for Giant Eagle, Shop ‘n Save, Labriola’s,
McGinnis Sister’s and Community Market. Please consider using
grocery certificates when shopping at these stores. Thanks for
your help!!!
250 Club Update
Tickets are currently on sale for the 2014-2015 year after all
Masses in the Bride’s Room and in the School office. Please
purchase your ticket as soon as possible. Payouts on the new
tickets began on October 4 and continue for 50 weeks. The price
of the ticket is $125. Thanks to all those who have already
purchased your tickets.
The 250 Club Banquet was held last Saturday. 27 ticket holders
won $25.00 each,12 ticket holders won $50.00 each and 5 won
$75.00. The last $5,800 was divided by the 5 people who chose
to split the money. Dave Bogacki, Madge Brown,John
Bruchwalski, Mary Ellen Papa and Bernadette Volberg each
received $1160. Many thanks to all who had tickets and attended
the dinner. Thanks to those who served on the committee for all
the work they did. Lastly, if you have not purchased a ticket for
the coming year, please stop at the school or buy one after Mass
in the weeks ahead. We appreciate your continued support of St.
Bernadette School.
All women of the Pittsburgh Diocese are invited to celebrate
Mass with Most Reverend Bishop David A. Zubik, D.D. at St.
Paul Cathedral on Saturday, October 25 at 10:00AM for the Installation of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women officers. Mass
will be followed by lunch and guest speakers Father William Kiel
and Sister Marian Senish. Luncheon fee is $20.00 and registration is required by sending a check payable to DCCW
to Bernadette Burke, 405 Pearce Road, Pgh. 15234. Inquiries:
412.221.6621 or [email protected]
All requests to be placed in the Bulletin must be sent to
[email protected] NO LATER than 12:00 Noon every
Monday. Thank you.
volunteer is needed for two months of the year. If interested, call
Peggy Whalen 412.372.3517
Wednesday 10/15
Thursday 10/16
All Masses—KOC speaker
11-3PM—40 Days for Life—Downtown
6PM Boy Scouts—MR
7:30-8:30PM Bible Study—CH
10AM Tai Chi—BH
1:30PM—Cursillo— LC
3:30-5:30PM—Girl Scouts—BH
6:45PM Meditation Group— RC
7-9PM Joy of the Gospel—LC
1-7PM Music Ministry—CH
3-5PM Children’s Choir—CH
4:30-5:45PM CCD Rosary—CH/SCH
7-8:30PM Cub Scouts—BH
7PM Quilt Ministry—BH
7PM Parish Choir—CH
11AM Bible Study —BH
3-5PM Girl Scouts—BH
6PM Pastoral Council—RC
6:30-7:45PM CCD Rosary—BH
Friday 10/17 8AM Meditation Group—
Saturday 10/18
Sunday 10/19
7PM Festival of Praise—CH/LC
Fellowship Sunday—BH
KEY: AR=Art Room, BH=Biedenbach Hall, BR=Brides Room,
BMR=Borchick Meeting Room, CH=Church, LC=Lourdes
Center, LCG=Lourdes Center Gym, MR=Music Room,
Sr. Frances Hurley, who taught first grade here for many years,
has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She is
undergoing chemo treatments and is at the Motherhouse where
she has round-the-clock nursing care. She is guarding against any
infections. For this reason and under doctor’s orders she is not to
receive visitors, but prayers and cards are welcome. Her address
Sister Frances Hurley
St. Joseph Convent
1020 State St.
Baden, PA 15005
Thank you for your care and concern.
Your Sisters at St. Bernadette
St. Bernadette, pray for us!
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Celebrate May, the month of
Our Lady by visiting the Grace-filled village of Medjugorje with
Mother’s Pilgrims pilgrimage to Medjugorge. In the words of Our
Lady, “Thank you for responding to my call. If you know how
much I love you, you’d cry for joy.” The dates of the pilgrimage
are from May 26—June 4, 2015. For more information, please
call Cathy Howe @412.278.4673, Chuck Wysor @
412.366.7200 or Mary Ann Sarver @ 412.486.8874 or email:
OCTOBER 12, 2014
Parish Choir Rehearsal to Resume ~ New Members Welcome
With the scriptures calling each of us to song, music is at the
heart of each and every liturgical celebration in our Catholic Faith.
Bernadette Parish choir has resumed rehearsals
at 7:00PM in the church. The choir is looking for new members to
share of their time and talent. The Choir provides musical
leadership primarily at the 10:00AM Mass through Pentecost
Sunday (May 24). along with other Feasts and Solemnities
throughout the church year. Please consider joining us; we need
For more information contact Josh Bandish, Director of Music
Ministries at [email protected] or 412.373.0050.
FESTIVAL OF PRAISE: There will be a festival of Praise
on Friday, October 17 at 7:00PM in the Church, followed
by a reception in the Lourdes Center. See the flyer in the
bulletin for more details.
I am offering an ongoing daily Scriptural Reflection via email. I will
pick a short passage and offer a brief reflection on it. If you would
like to be included, please email me at [email protected] I
will add you to the group list.
Deacon Mike
CYM BASKETBALL Any high school boy of girl not playing for
their high school team, and interested in playing CYM, please
contact Matt Vizzini at 412.856-5052 or [email protected]
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of
this world, but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. Then you will be able
to test and approve what God’s will is—his
good, pleasing and perfect will.
Gospel of Matthew
St, Joseph Spirituality Center, Baden, is offering a course on the
Gospel of Matthew. Sister Honora McCawley presents this
Gospel as a bridge between the Old Testament and the New
Testament. The study of this Gospel, through the lens of its
historical and cultural context, can feel like meeting Jesus again
for the first time. This course will be October 21 and 28
(Tuesdays) from 7:00-9:00PM at St. Athanasius Parish in West
An Oktoberfest will be held at St. Regis Church, Trafford, on
Sunday Oct. 19 from 2-6PM. Entertainment will be provided
along with games for the children. Traditional food will be
available and will feature 2 Oktoberfest beers and funnel cake.
Chances will be sold on our themed baskets and handmade
Class of 2019—students and parents– please join us at our
open house on Tuesday, October 14 at 7PM. Meet our faculty,
parents and students. There will be refreshments, prizes and
more! We hope to see you there!
How to stay upright and get stronger,- learn how to assess risks of falling
and strategies for improving strength and balance-two essential elements
for avoiding falls.
All classes will be held at Our Lady of Joy,in Fr. Marchukonis Hall. Lght
refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Kathy at
AM Mass.
weeks but
Kopper at
for more
MINISTRIES—All ministers including catechists, staff, choir,
ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, etc. are required by the
Diocese of Pittsburgh to be cleared in the following ways:
1) Be registered on the Diocesan Database
2) Sign the Code of Pastoral Conduct
3) Be cleared by the Department of Public Welfare for Child
4) Be cleared by the State Police Criminal Record Check
5) Attend Protecting God’s Children for Adults Workshop
These are the next scheduled sessions:
North American Martyrs - Deluca Hall
Thursday, November, 13, at 7:00PM
Registration: Donna Lew-Buechel at 412.349.0942
ABUSE HOTLINE—If you have reason to suspect child
abuse is occurring in any situation, please call the abuse
hotline at 800.932.0313 or the Diocese of Pittsburgh
Victims Assistance Coordinator at 412.456.3060. Anyone
making a report is immune from civil or criminal liability
provided a report is made in good faith.
If you have not completed the workshop, want to register, have
questions, or are presently involved in any ministry in the parish
and/or school, please contact Marlene Kopper. Forms are
available in the Parish and CCD offices. All costs are covered by
the parish. For a list of Protecting God’s Children seminars in the
entire Diocese, log on to and check the green link
on the left hand side of the screen for “Protecting God’s Children
Caring people are needed to help with the
Liturgy of the Word during our Sunday, 10:00
We have several terrific catechists who rotate
more are needed. Please contact Marlene
412.373.1797 or [email protected]
Liturgies For The Week
October 12, 2014--October 19, 2014
5:00—Vigil Mass –Welfare of the St.
Bernadette Parishioners
8:00—Agnes Wozniak—Wozniak Family
10:00—Doug & Katie Fisher—25th Wedding
12:00—Ruth Anne Ferrand—Family
7:00—Jim Meyers—Family
8:45-- Morning Prayer
9:30—Mom, Dad, Buddy and Kerry Jenkins—
Glenn Smith & Family
10:00-7:00— ADORATION
7:00—Elizabeth & John Massarelli—Farina
TUESDAY—St. Callistus
7:15—David West—Wife, Frances
9:30—Morning Prayer
WEDNESDAY—St. Teresa of Jesus
7:15—Leo Daggett—Billy Lee & Judy
8:45—Morning Prayer
9:30—Douglas Migitsch/Damon Pattinson—
Migitsch Family
THURSDAY—St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary
7:15—Edward Graham—Tevis Boys
9:30—Morning Prayer
FRIDAY—St. Ignatius of Antioch
7:15—Anthony Gravante— Theresa Gravante
9:30—Fr. Andrew Lukas—Ray, Diane &
Rebecca Staub
5:00—Wedding– Boerner—Palumbo
7:00—Festival of Praise
8:30—Tom Lynskey—Family
2:00—Wedding—DiFilippo –Senople
5:00—Deceased of Mura, Mullaney& Mulholland
8:00—Welfare of the St. Bernadette
10:00—Dottie Oross—Bill Seippel
12:00—Ralph & Gloria Cocucci—Linda & Albert
7:00—Regis Morganti—Cass, Zen, Rody Viola
We reserve the right to make unavoidable changes
in the Mass schedule.
Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Saturday, October 18, 5:00 PM
L. Sehovski, N. Sehovski, C. Maskiewicz, J. Lilly,
K. Schuetz, C. Cowan
Commentator Rich McKenzie Lector Michelle Chapkis
Altar Servers Patrick & Jacob Daum, Skyler Esswein
Sunday, October 19, 8:00 AM
K. Brendlinger, C. Rosko, B. Almeter, F. Eggleston,
L. Eggleston
Commentator Sue O’Toole Lector Maureen Kane
Altar Servers Livia & Heath Chase
Sunday, October 19, 10:00 AM
S. Hart, L. Herold, J. Ribic, D. Dzuban, C. Cooley,
J. Bobich
Commentator Bill Mackowick Lector Linda Valentine
Altar Servers Gianna Vermeulen, Ryan Parsley, Michael
Sunday, October 19, 12:00 Noon
S. Torick, L. Moore, D. Rielly, B. DiSabato, D. O’Toole,
L. Ziccardi
Commentator Elwyn Hildum Lector Alan Vento
Altar Servers John, Mary & Will Kromka
Sunday, October 19, 7:00 PM
P. Rogus, R. Rogus, D. Marney, L. Lucas, S. Dilorio
Commentator Frank Randazza Lector Jack Webster
Altar Servers Julia Webster, Elizabeth Amen
A GENTLE REMINDER that the handicapped
parking spaces are reserved for those persons who
need them, meet the requirements and display the
proper handicapped placards or license plate.
Thank you.
Eucharistic Ministers and Parish Staff are available to take
Communion to the homebound. Just call Deacon Mike Kelly at
412.373.0050 or email him at [email protected]
Readings for the Week of October 12, 2014
Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20;
Mt 22:1-14 or 22:1-10
Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31–5:1; Ps 113; Lk
Gal 5:1-6; Ps 119; Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday Gal 5:18-25; Ps 1; Lk 11:42-46
Eph 1:1-10; Ps 98; Lk 11:47-54
Eph 1:11-14; Ps 33; Lk 12:1-7
2 Tm 4:10-17b; Ps 145; Lk 10:1-9
Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt