2001 A B ,P , PA 15221 412-271-0809 Parish Website: www.stmauriceparish.org L®ãçÙ¦®Ý Saturday Evening Sunday Monday Tuesday - Friday Saturday 5:00 PM 8:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 12:00 Noon 9:00 AM 7:00 PM (with Novena) 7:00 AM; 9:00 AM 9:00 AM SÙÃÄãÝ ReconciliaƟon: Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Infant BapƟsm: Seminar - First Sunday of every month at 1:00 PM in the Parish Center. Call the Parish Center Oﬃce to pre-register. Sacrament - Administered third Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM. Call the Parish Center Oﬃce to register. Fr. John W. SkirƟch Pastor stmauriceparish-oﬃ[email protected] twitter.com/JohnSkirtich Fr. Miroslaus Wojcicki In Residence 412-271-0809 Deacon Richard Tucek Permanent Deacon 412-848-3850 [email protected] East Catholic School Sr. Judith Stojhovic, Principal 412-351-5403; FAX: 412-273-9114 [email protected] Norman E. Chapman Music Ministry 412-271-6265 [email protected] Sponsor CerƟficates for BapƟsm and ConfirmaƟon: Anyone needing a sponsor cer ficate must be registered in the Parish for at least 3 months, have all of their Sacraments (if married, be a Catholic Marriage), a end Mass regularly and support the Church. Carolyn Broeren Pastoral Associate 412-351-6008 [email protected] Joyce Gillooly Youth Ministry Consultant 412-271-6606 [email protected] Cheryl Kirkland CCD Program Manager 412-351-6710 [email protected] IniƟaƟon for Adults (RCIA Process): Contact the Pastor or Pastoral Associate. Marriage: Contact the Pastor at least six months in advance. Communion Calls: If you are unable to a end Mass, contact the Parish Center Oﬃce to arrange for Communion to be brought to your home. RegistraƟon: New parishioners are welcome. Call the Parish Center Oﬃce to register. Bç½½ã®Ä D½®Ä Monday KEANE HALL: (FORMERLY CENTURION HALL) November 9, 2014 2:00 PM 412-271-9676 Kelley Rodgers Business Manager 412-271-0809 [email protected] PÙ®Ý« O¥¥® SÙãÙ®Ý Judy Kosar, LaVerne Caprara 412- 271-0809 Fax: 412-271-2415 stmauriceparish-oﬃ[email protected] OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM The DedicaƟon of the Lateran Basilica ST. MAURICE THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA NOVEMBER 9, 2014 The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob. Psalm 46:8 For information and registration for the events listed here in the Youth Ministry column, contact Mrs. G at 412-271-6606 or email: [email protected] PITTSBURGH NOW (NIGHT OF WORSHIP): is an event aimed at drawing you closer to Christ and helping you kick off the Advent season in the right frame of mind and heart. An inspirational message and powerful praise and worship music will help lead you to an intimate encounter with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. The night will conclude with time for fellowship. Refreshments will be served. Pittsburgh NOW will take place in the Cardinals' great hall at St. Paul's Seminary from 7:00-9:00 PM on December 6. SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: Thursday, November 13 - Disability Dance Sunday, December 14 - Advent Activities Thanks to all that attended the Fall Family Festival. The winner of the chili cookoff was Doug Rishel and the runner- up was Rob Powers. The pie contest was won by Denise Stroup for her "Aunt Mille's Apple Pie" and the runner-up was Carol Fiano for a spicy pumpkin pie. The Parish has great cooks!!! Virginia Belavic won the Autumn gourmet snack basket. The estimation station winners were Lianna Rishel for the Twizzlers, Dee Stroup for Laffy Taffy, Xander Busch for Candy Canes, and Jonette Harper for Chuckles. APOSTOLATE COMMITTEE: will meet Tuesday, November 11, at 7:00 PM in Keane Hall. CHRISTIAN FAMILY MOVEMENT (CFM): meets on the third Sunday of the month, November 16, at 5:00 PM in the Parish Center. We are continuing to explore the gifts God gave us, from the CFM program: We Hold These Treasures. This month we will explore “Sharing Our Gifts: Natural Talents and Spiritual Charisms.” New families are always welcome. Call Susan and Nelson Caro at 412-242-2752 for more information. FREE STORY TIME SESSIONS AT EAST CATHOLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY: Wednesday, November 12, is the next “Perfect for Preschoolers Story Time.” This is a free story, rhyme, song and craft program designed to entertain and engage young children. The program is for children 2-1/2 to 5 years old and is designed to give them a positive introduction to books and the habit of reading. Each program features appealing books, favorite stories, and lively activities. The theme of this Story Time is “Thanksgiving.” There will be one session from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. We invite all children, along with their parent or guardian, to come and visit Story Time at East Catholic School Library. Registration is required by calling East Catholic School Office (412-351-5403) during school hours (8:30 AM-2:00 PM). Final date for registration is Monday, November 10. Join us for some “Thanksgiving” fun! East Catholic follows the Woodland Hills School District weather cancellation policy. LOOKING FOR VENDORS: East Catholic School is hosting the nd 2 annual Fall Boutique Vendor Sale on Sunday, November 23, from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM, in Keane Hall. We are looking for vendors to host a table. It’s a great event to get people excited about Christmas shopping!! We are opening it up to East Catholic parents first. Your deadline to reserve a space is Wednesday, November 12. After that we will open the table reservations to the people outside of our school community. Table cost is $30 and a merchandise donation for the raffle basket is required. If you are interested in reserving a table, please contact Dawn Reitter at 412-352-3550 or Janet Estocin at 412-260-1430. MR. ROGERS SWEATER DRIVE: is once again being sponsored by the Christian Family Movement. The Big Red Box will be in the narthex of the Church for your donations starting next Saturday, November 15. Please bring your clean, gently worn sweaters of any size and deposit them in the box, which will remain there through November 24. Those in need of warm sweaters this winter in the Pittsburgh Area will appreciate your donations. ST. MAURICE THE TEMPLE AND WORSHIP: In all of today’s r eadings, the temple is pr ominently mentioned. Ezekiel speaks of streams of living water flowing out from the temple, watering the desert, bringing life to all living things, offering fresh healing to God’s people. Paul reminds the Corinthians that their faith rests upon the firmest of foundations, Christ himself. More than that, Paul reveals that those who follow Christ are themselves temples, temples of the Holy Spirit; that is, God dwells not only with them, but in them. For the Jews of Jesus’ time, the temple had come to be identified with the presence of God and the only place where authentic worship of God took place. Jesus had a different perception. Jesus identified himself not with the temple, but as the temple. In so doing, Jesus indicated a dramatic shift in what it means to worship God, to be in God’s presence. No longer was a place to be the focus of prayer. Instead, a person, the person of Jesus Christ, becomes the center of our worship. ST. MAURICE PASTORAL COUNCIL: meets this coming Monday, November 10, at 7:45 PM (after the 7:00 PM Mass) in the Lawrence Room. As you may recall, our Parish Pastoral Council envisions the mission of the Parish and seeks to identify ways to live that mission throughout Parish life. They have worked to complete a new mission statement and are currently working on a new vision statement for the Parish that will lead to a new Parish Pastoral Plan. THE BETHLEHEM CHRISTIAN FAMILIES MISSION: would like to expr ess humble appreciation for allowing us to visit your Church on the weekend of October 25 & 26. With your kindness and through the generosity of your parishioners, the sales of the olive wood carvings received a total amount of $2,307. It was really a great excitement for us to observe so many kind people at your Parish who were interested in our religious articles, and some expressed their intention to visit the Holy Land when the peace prevails. Please remember that the members of your Parish are included in our prayers. May you enjoy God’s many glorious blessings. Roni & Anan Salsa ST. MAURICE LADIES OF CHARITY: will meet at 7:35 PM in the Lawrence Room of the Parish Center on Monday, November 10. DANCE AND SOCIAL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: is Thursday, November 13, from 7:00-9:00 PM in Keane Hall. Any parishioner with special needs who would like to attend should call the Parish Center Office at 412-271-0809. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 per person. Each guest must be accompanied by a caregiver. The cost is the same for the caregiver. You may pay at the door. MORNING OF REFLECTION/DISCUSSION: meets this Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 AM in the Lawrence Room of the Parish Center. This year we are reflecting on Catholic social teaching by discussing the seven themes presented by the United States Catholic Bishops Conference. This month we will look at the second theme: “Call to Family, Community and Participation” and a couple saints that exemplify these themes. Join us. Refreshments are served. RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: The Inquiry Period continues and this week we will be discussing the basic textbook of the process: the Bible. B OOK OF LIFE: Dur ing the month of November , the Books of Life with the names of our deceased loved ones will be in the back of the Church for you to update. Please be assured of our prayers for all of our departed souls. ST. MAURICE Saturday - (8th) Weekday 5:00 PM - Dec. Mem. Michna & Prior Family (Carol & Michael Michna) Sunday - (9th) The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 8:00 AM - People of St. Maurice 10:00 AM - Robert Gallick (Wife-Martha & Children) 12:00 PM - Robert Sedlak (Steve Karas) Monday - (10th) St. Leo the Great, Pope & Dr. 9:00 AM - Fritz Brunner (Centurion Commons) 7:00 PM - Dec. Mem. of the Ladies of Charity (Ladies of Charity) Tuesday - (11th) St. Martin of Tours, Bishop 7:00 AM - Roberta McErlain (Margaret Morrin) 9:00 AM - Edward Melocchi (Mary Jane Melocchi) Wednesday - (12th) St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr 7:00 AM - Mary Frances Miller (Peggy) 9:00 AM - Helen Danko (Dorothy J. Danko - Daughter) Thursday - (13th) St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin 7:00 AM - Fred & Mathilda Seddon (Family) 9:00 AM - Paul Cherry (Cherry Family) Friday - (14th) Weekday 7:00 AM - Concilia Dininno (Scoleri Family) 9:00 AM - Frank & Bertha Brozek (Dennis & Janet Baran & Family) Saturday - (15th) Weekday 9:00 AM - Dennis Placone (Limpia Smith) 2:00 PM - Wedding of Hannah Ufnar & Tom Sherer 5:00 PM - Nancy DeCecco Mihm (Children) Sunday - (16th) Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 AM - Dec. Mem. Robert Smith Family (Anna & Mark Matthews) 10:00 AM - Marion Srdoch (Wife - Ann) 12:00 PM - People of St. Maurice MEMORIAL FUND In memory of Michael Fedor from Centurion Commons residents. Brooklyn Carol Woods, daughter of J ames & Samantha Woods. Congratulations. Prayer Line 412-823-5228 or 412-871-3245 TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — I saw water flowing out of the temple; wherever the river flows, every living creature shall live (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12). Psalm — The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High (Psalm 46). Second Reading — Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17). Gospel — Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up (John 2:13-22). READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lk 17:7-10 Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19 Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25 Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37 Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8 Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21] The Offertory Collection for last week: 250 CLUB WINNER: #245 $14,184.00 Florence Laffoon FOOD FOR THE NEEDY: This weekend, food for the needy will be collected at all Masses. We ask that you be generous in responding to this collection. Please make sure the food is nonperishable, in good condition, and has NOT EXPIRED. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sunday, November 9, 2014 Food Collection Monday, November 10, 2014 6:30 PM - Athletic Board Meeting - Coyle Room 7:35 PM - Ladies of Charity Meeting - Lawrence Room 7:45 PM - Pastoral Council Meeting - Parish Center Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:30 AM - Discussion/Reflection Group - Lawrence Room 7:00 PM - Apostolate Committee Mtg. - Keane Hall 7:00 PM - RCIA - Lawrence Room 6:30 PM - St. Vincent de Paul - Davin Room Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:30 AM - Prayer Shawl Meeting - Lawrence Room Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 PM - Disabilities Dance - Keane Hall 7:00 PM - Bible Study - Parish Center Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:30 AM - 2015 Mass Intention Requests - Lawrence Room Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:00 PM - Baptisms - Church 5:00 PM - Christian Family Movement - Parish Center ST. MAURICE CALENDAR: 11/30 - Happy Thanksgiving, no Religious Ed. classes ST. MAURICE'S YOUNG ADULT GROUP, 21+: will meet on Monday, November 10, at 7:45 PM. All young adults aged 21 and over are welcome to attend. Please contact Jamie Glasser at [email protected] for additional details. 2015 MASS INTENTION REQUESTS: To make the process of requesting Mass Intentions much easier and more accurate, the procedure will be the same as last year. On the day that the 2015 Mass Book is opened, we ask that you have the form, which is available in the back of Church and the Parish Center Office, filled out completely and bring it to the Lawrence Room in the Parish Center, from 9:30 AM until Noon, on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The stipend for the Masses should accompany your request form. As you wait in line the Masses will be entered into the book enabling you to obtain the dates you request, or give you a chance to pick an alternate date, if necessary. If you would like to carry the gifts for Masses for your loved ones, during the 5:00 PM Saturday or Sunday Masses, please indicate that when the Mass is scheduled in the book. Each family can request a total of 5 Masses, 4 Masses will be placed in the book, (only 1 weekend day will be permitted); the additional 1 Mass will be placed in our alternate book. Those Masses will be used as fill-ins during the year; or as Diocesan rules state, since Masses must be said within one year, they may be sent to Missions or other Churches that are in need of Mass requests. Any Mass Intentions which have already been received or will be received in the mail or in person will be placed in the book on a first-come, first-served basis, after all Masses have been entered on the opening day. Hopefully, this will be a much better way to fulfill our Mass Intentions. THE ST. MAURICE MUSIC MINISTRY: will host its annual Cabaret Night on Saturday, November 22. Cocktail hour will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM with entertainment to follow. Tickets are available after all Masses and are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission price includes hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. Please join us for a night of fun and frivolity! FOCUS GROUP OF THE WEEK: ST. MAURICE PARISH LADIES OF CHARITY: Ladies of Charity (LOC) is a national organization whose motto is “To serve rather than be served in humility, simplicity, and charity.” Our local St. Maurice Parish Ladies of Charity began in 1982 with six members invested. Today this number has increased to 30 members (28 active and 2 inactive). Our group meets in the Parish Center eight months of the year, on the second Monday of the month at 7:35 PM following 7:00 PM Mass. We do not meet in January, June, July, or August. Our purpose here at St. Maurice, in compliance with the national organization motto, is to provide charitable, corporal, and spiritual works of mercy for the ill, the poor, and the disadvantaged in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In order to carry out this mission in our Parish and in the surrounding community, we are involved in many activities throughout the year. This involvement includes Funeral Home and Cemetery Visits; Resurrection Choir and Grief Ministry; Greeting Cards to shut-ins and senior citizens; Prayer Shawl Ministry; Communion, Rosary and Visitations at Juniper Village and Sarah’s Place; Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; Special Needs Mass and Dance; Monthly Tea at Centurion Commons; First Friday Eucharistic Adoration; Financial Assistance to community organizations and/or groups whose mission is to help those less fortunate; Cookies for Prisoners at the Allegheny Co. Jail; Literacy Program at East Catholic School; Homebound Eucharistic Ministers, and assistance with various Parish activities as needed. We are always looking to increase our membership and invite you to join us at an upcoming meeting. For further information please call Alice Keller at 412-371-6124 or Joyce Gillooly at 412-271-6606.
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