St. Joseph Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg

Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
Parish Office Hours
St. Joseph
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1125 Leishman Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
Ministry Office 724-339-9868
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:45 PM
Also by appointment
Fr. John S. Szczesny
Fr. Daniel J. Ulishney
[email protected]
[email protected]
Pastor & Administrator
Parochial Vicar
St. Mary of Czestochowa
857 Kenneth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068
Office: 724-335-8212
Fax: 724-335-1314
Parish Office Hours
Weekend Mass Schedule
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
2nd & 4th Sunday
1st Friday
11:15 AM
Also by appointment
Eucharistic Adoration
1st Friday of the month 11:00 AM - 12:00 NN
† The Dedication of The Lateran Basilica
November 9, 2014 †
Liturgical Schedule
Saturday, November 8 - The Dedication of the Lateran
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † In Memory of the 70th Wedding Anniversary of
Mr. & Mrs. John R. Szczesny
Sunday, November 9 - The Dedication of the Lateran
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Robert Crosky (Family)
Monday, November 10 - St. Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor
of the Church
Tuesday, November 11 - St. Martin of Tours, Bishop Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 12 - St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
5:45 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
6:15 PM † Rooney, Sample & Flynn Families
(Pat & Jerry Sample)
Thursday, November 13 - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
8:30 AM † Marie “Clemie” Sproull (Wilma Petit)
School Mass
Saturday, November 15 - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † DiCarolis & Penta Families (Carmella Penta)
Sunday, November 16 - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Lorraine Starn
(Diane Painter & St. Joseph Choir)
Saint Joseph Candle
November 9, 2014 - November 15, 2014
† Jennie & Albert Koperek (Son, Ronald)
Sanctuary Candle
November 9, 2014 - November 22, 2014
† Andrea Kasich (Wasylik Family)
Sunday, November 9 - The Dedication of the Lateran
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM † Theodore Zolna (Zolna Family)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:15 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:30 AM † Stanley & Sophie Rejniak
(Children & Grandchildren)
Tuesday, November 11 - St. Martin of Tours, Bishop Veterans Day
7:30 AM
For All Veterans Living & Deceased
Wednesday, November 12 - St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
7:30 AM † Irene Kowalkowski (Don & Dolly Peck)
Friday, November 14
7:30 AM † Frances Resh (Dunia Benclawski)
Sunday, November 16 - Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM † Sharon Cicconi (Family)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:30 AM † Rose Ann Barnas (Linda & Leonard Gervinski)
Readings for the Week
Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29;
Lk 17:7-10
Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19
Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25
2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37
3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8
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]
† in the charity of your prayers †
Please remember the souls of those who have died,
especially for the repose of the souls of Armel Treese, fatherin-law of Kimberly Treese, of St. Joseph Parish; Darlene
Bertocki and Richard Stanko, of St. Mary Parish. May God
welcome them and all who have gone before us into the joy of
everlasting life, and bring comfort and peace to their families.
Welcome New Members!
Cemetery Plots
St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish would like
to welcome Marissa, John & Andrew
Thompson to the parish family.
Please extend a warm welcome to the Thompson family
when the occasion arises.
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Lower Burrell has plots available at competitive prices. The plots are available for all who
wish to be buried in consecrated ground. If you or a loved one
are interested, please contact Colin at 724-335-3539.
“Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done.” ...St. Martin of Tours
Ministry Schedule
October 31 - All Saints Vigil
St. Mary
November 15 - 16
St. Joseph
Sunday Collection Total
Deposit Total
November 1 - 2
St. Joseph
Sunday Collection Total
Diocesan Collection
EFT - October
Deposit Total
St. Mary
Sunday Collection Total
Diocesan Collection
Deposit Total
$ 6,692.00
$ 9,072.00
$ 5,777.50
$ 7,097.50
Thank you for your generosity!
Thank You!
“We can certainly call you friends because
of the way you care for our retired members,”
writes a religious brother. Your gift to last
week’s collection for the Retirement Fund for
Religious benefits some 35,000 senior sisters, brothers, and
religious order priests. May God bless you for your generosity!
Continue to Pray
As National Vocation Awareness Week ends, please continue
to pray for all vocations (i.e., marriage, priesthood, diaconate
and consecrated life) - especially for our openness to God’s call
and for our fidelity in responding.
For more information about religious vocations, please contact
Fr. Jonathan Wisneski, the diocesan director for clergy vocations, at 724-837-0901, ext. 1332 or
[email protected]
Give a Gift that Keeps On Giving All Year!
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
S Makuta
J Retter
A Jablonski, L Neurohr, B Constant
L Barkowski, K Barkowski, R Cowfer
M Hill, T Klawinski
B & D Staniszewski
St. Mary
7:30 AM
11:30 AM
7:30 AM
11:30 AM
7:30 AM
11:30 AM
V Perdeus
S Hakos
*A Perdeus, D Kosmal, T Kvortek, C Reck
*B Farina, R Farina, D Discello, B Cybach
Kvortek Family
D & J Rottschaefer, I Campbell
St. Mary Donations
† In Memory of Josephine Sumski
From: Family
Sacramental Preparation
Sacramental Preparation continues on Saturday, November 15, from 10:00 AM to 12:00
Noon in the Religion Center. This session is
for candidates from both St. Joseph and St.
Mary Parishes. Please make every effort to attend. If you
cannot attend, please contact Debby at the Religion Center,
Please pray for the sacramental
candidates preparing to receive the
Sacraments of Reconciliation and First
Holy Eucharist
Calendars will be sold the weekend of November 8 & 9 after
all Masses at both churches. They can also be purchased by
contacting the school directly. Payment is to be made to MQA
School. Deadline to purchase calendars is December 2.
Aaron Alfer
Ella Anderson
George Balich
Vanessa Delverne
Lily Junod
Lochlin Katona
Danika Krajci
Angelina Kress
Brianna Mariskanish
Ethan Rains
Tyler Quinn
Derek Stitt
Nicole Ziccarelli
“Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done.” ...St. Martin of Tours
Partnered Parish News
Food for Sale
A limited number of pierogies and stuffed cabbages will be
sold after the Masses on Sunday, November 9. Pierogies will
be sold for $9.00/dozen and stuffed cabbages for $9.00/half
dozen. These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Young Adult Group
Join with young adults from the region, ages 18-35, to meet
for fellowship and faith-sharing on Sunday evening, November
9, at 7:00 PM at St. Margaret Mary Church in the Freude Room.
You will be glad you did!
Money Counters
St. Joseph Parish is in need of money counters. If interested,
please call the parish office to set up a training session with
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The regular 2-hour sessions on Tuesday, November
11, are cancelled; Sessions will resume on Thursday,
November 13, from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Catechist Assistants are needed for Catechesis of
the Good Shepherd on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 PM-7:00
PM. Police clearances required. If you are able to help, please
call Debby at 724-335-0785
Catholic Daughters of America Court #860 New Kensington
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 12, at
7:00 PM in Room B-2 in St. Margaret Mary Hall. Pie orders
are due November 7, with pickup on meeting night. Pies are
$10 each. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting.
New members are always welcome. If interested in pies or becoming a member, contact Regent Theresa Shields at 412-3026761.
Food for Families
Knights of Columbus are collecting nonperishable and non-expired food products for the
local food pantry at St. Joseph Church. Items
most in need are peanut butter, jelly, canned
meats, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna fish, spaghetti
sauce and soups. Your generosity to those in need is greatly
Attention All St. Joseph Cookie Bakers!
We asked and the parishioners of St. Joseph Church have responded! The St. Joseph monthly cookie sale will resume in
January, 2015. If you have signed up to
bake or sell, more information will be coming
your after the holiday season.
If you have not yet signed up but would like to contribute your
time and/or talents, contact the parish office at 724-337-6412,
ext. 10.
MQA 3rd Annual Salute to Our Veterans
The Performing Arts Department at Mary Queen of Apostles
School will be honoring our veterans with a special program on
Sunday, November 9, at 6:00 PM in the gym at the Leishman
Avenue site. The MQA Band and Chorus will be performing
selections for our veterans. Students of the school will also be
presenting patriotic readings and poetry.
A social will follow the presentation as a small token of appreciation. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. A “free-will” offering will be taken to benefit our local branch of the Disabled
American Veterans.
We hope to see all of you there and thank all veterans for their
Share the Word Bible Study
Share the Word Adult Bible Study meets on
Monday afternoons at St. Mary Parish from 1:00
PM-3:00 PM in the Religion Center. All are welcome to join us
as we read and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.
If you need a Bible, one will be provided. Registration is not necessary. Next session: November 10
Veteran’s Day
In observance of Veteran’s Day, the parish offices will be
closed Tuesday, November 11. Both offices will re-open on
Wednesday, November 12.
St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul Society Meeting Change
Due to the Veterans Day holiday, the next meeting of the St.
Joseph St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held on Tuesday,
November 18, at 2:00 PM, in the Conference Room. New
members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining
this group, please contact the parish office.
Check Your Tickets!
St. Mary Holy Name is seeking 2 winning strip tickets numbered “hold 72 “ and “hold 79 “ . Winnings must be claimed within
90 days or will be forfeited. Contact the parish office for more
B-I-N-G-O - Bring Your Daubers!
St. Mary Holy Name Society is hosting a bingo on
Sunday, November 16, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM in
Friendship Hall. Please note the earlier time
because of the change to Eastern Standard
Time. Games will be basic bingo. Cost is 50 cents per card with
winnings split 50/50.
Final game - $1.00 - full card - winner take all. To be eligible
to win full card, winner must have played 10 previous
games. Must be 18 years of age to play. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit St. Mary Church projects and needs.
Thanks to all for your participation. Dziekuje!
“Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done.” ...St. Martin of Tours
Neighbor News
Christmas Nut Roll Sale
Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic
Church, 339 E. 10th Avenue, Tarentum, will be
holding its Annual Christmas Nut Roll Sale on November 11 &
12 and November 18 & 19.
Nut, apricot, and poppy seed rolls will be available. Price is
$12.00 each. Please place your order by calling Lynn between
the hours of 10:00 AM-8:00 PM at 724-352-0031.
Upcoming Events
 Sunday, November 9 - Advent Wreath, Candles or Calen-
Ye Old Christmas Shoppe
St. Emma Monastery
Thursday, November 13 - 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
(early bird-$5.00)
Friday, November 14 - 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday - November 15 - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
(50% off –10:00AM-12:00 Noon —12:00 Noon-3 PM-Fill a Bag)
Many gifts are available for everyone on your list. Food to eatin or take out will be available.
Tamburitzan Trip
The world-renown Duquesne Tamburitzans will perform at
West Mifflin Middle School on Saturday, November 22. A
bus trip, provided by Thomas Tours & Travel, is available.
Cost is $59 per person and includes deluxe motor coach transportation, lunch at Emil’s, great seats for the show, all taxes
and gratuities. Pickups will be in New Kensington at Giant
Eagle or in Monroeville at Lowe’s. For reservations, call Thomas Tours at 1-800-473-1551. Tickets for the show are also
available. For information, please call 412-518-0405.
dar Sale - St. Joseph Social Hall, 117 S. Ligonier Street,
Derry - Sunday after 10:30 AM Mass
Sunday, November 9 - Open House - Greensburg Central
Catholic - 2:00 PM-4:30 PM - Parents and prospective
students are welcome to visit, take a student-guided tour,
meet teachers, staff and principal.
Sunday, November 9 - Turkey Dinner - Church of the
Good Shepherd, Kent—11:30 AM-2:00 PM - Cost: $10/
Adults, $4/Children ages 6-12, Free-under 6. Take out
Thursday, November 13-Sunday, November 16 - Christmas Sale - Sponsored by the Rosary Altar Society of St.
Paul Parish, Greensburg Parish Hall - Thursday, 9:00 AM4:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM2:00 PM; Sunday, 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon - Great selection
of gifts, artificial Christmas trees, decorations, ornaments,
homemade cookies and candy - Question: Marge Makar at
Saturday, November 15 - Chicken & Biscuit Dinner - Logan’s Ferry Presbyterian Church - 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Cost: $8/Adults, $4/Children-12 years and younger.
Saturday, November 15 - Healed, Called by Name, and
Sent - Sponsored by Associates of the St. Joseph - 9:00
AM-3:00 PM - Motherhouse in Baden - Donation of $25
includes lunch - Contact Kathy Lotzman at 412-508-1623.
Sunday, November 16 - Open House - Central Catholic
High School - 12:00 Noon-2:30 PM - Prospective students
and families are welcome to tour campus and speak with
current students, parents, teachers and coaches.
What’s Happening This Week
November 9
November 10
November 11
SM Holy Name Society Meeting
K of C Christmas Cards
MQA Calendar Sale
MQA Salute to Veterans
Legion of Mary
Share the Word Bible Study
8:30 AM
After Masses
After Masses
6:00 PM
9:00 AM
1:00 PM
Friendship Hall
St. Mary
St. Mary
St. Joseph & St. Mary
Lower Conference Rm
St. Joseph
St. Francis Room
St. Mary
NO CGS Session
NO CGS Session
Wednesday November 12
SJ Choir Rehearsal
SM Liturgical Choir Rehearsal
CDA Court #860 NK Meeting
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
November 13
SM 7:30 Mass Choir Rehearsal
CGS Session
11:00 AM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Religion Center
St. Mary
St. Ma
November 15
10:00 AM-12:00PM
Religion Center
St. Mary
November 16
Sacramental Preparation
(Candidates Only)
SM Holy Name Society BINGO
Friendship Hall
St. Mary
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
St. Joseph
St. Mary
Room B-12 - St. Margaret Mary Hall
“Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done.” ...St. Martin of Tours
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