Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) April 27, 2014 A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002 Parish Mission Statement Holy Sepulcher Parish is a warm, welcoming, faith-filled family dedicated to following Jesus Christ through Scripture and the Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. United through Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to serving our brothers and sisters. We welcome all to join us as we celebrate the joy and mystery of the empty tomb. Sacraments Sunday Masses Saturday: 6:00 p.m. Sunday: Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Life Teen every 2nd & 4th Sunday Reconciliation - Saturdays 1:00-1:30 p.m. and after Mass Baptisms - By appointment - Required Baptism Prep. Class Next Class: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Weddings - A minimum of six months advance notice Anointing of the Sick- After any Mass BISHOP OF PITTSBURGH - MOST REV. DAVID A. ZUBIK PASTOR: REV. JOHN B. GIZLER, III……………………………………[email protected] PERMANENT DEACON: REV. MR. DAVID S. MILLER ……..…………[email protected] PERMANENT DEACON: REV. MR. JIM MICKENS ……..………………. [email protected] PRINCIPAL: SR. ANNA MARIE GAGLIA, CSJ …………………….….…[email protected] Faith Formation Director: Mrs. Brenda Hartzel…………………...…..…[email protected] Business Manager: Mrs. Joan Tosto………………………..……. . . .…..…[email protected] Admin. Assistant to the Pastor: Mrs. Joanne Castello …………………[email protected] Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Mr. Jacob Williamson ………………... [email protected] Director of Music: Ms. Madlyn A. DeRito…………………………….…[email protected] Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson: Mrs. Meg Schaffer Parish Pastoral Council Vice Chairperson: Mr. Raymond Schratz Mass Schedule & Intentions for April 28 - May 4, 2014 Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sun. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. † † † † † † NO DAILY MASS NO DAILY MASS Bill & Peg Shomaker - David & Jamie Smith Family Robert Baft - Jack & Judy Fugal Carol Ritchie Snyder - Joan Hespenheide Loren F. Ward - Tom Barton & Family For the People of Holy Sepulcher George Marra, Sr. - Sandy Magyar, Daughter Steve Gray - Ron & Claire Molinaro CONTACT INFORMATION Parish Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724-586-7610 FAX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-7247 Faith Formation Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-7276 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-5022 School (alternate number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-9910 Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724-481-1232 Music Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-694-9210 Primary Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-9468 Parish Health Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 724-586-6584 Abuse Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-932-0313 Prayer Chain Intentions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724-898-2724 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.holysepulcher.org Parish Office Email . . . . . . [email protected] Children and Youth Services of Butler . . . .724-284-5156 Children & Youth Srvs. Of Allegheny . . . . 412-473-2000 Father John’s forum Second Sunday of Easter My Lord and My God! Today’s Gospel of John (Jn 20:19-31) describes one of the more significant appearances of Jesus after his resurrection. Remember, he spent forty days with them, because it was of central importance that they know, beyond all doubt, that he had, indeed, overcome death, and that he was, indeed, alive. Thomas, like many of us, just refused to believe until he got some proof, or until someone convinced him that it was true. This is the big moment. Jesus was more than willing to oblige, because, once again, he did not want any of them to be in doubt. They were to be his witnesses throughout the world, and they could hardly give any credible witness if they themselves were unsure. Today, he gives them the gift of Spirit and inaugurates the mission of the Church, which is the continuance of his own mission. Divine Mercy Important Information A Prayer for Divine Mercy Sunday Congratulations!! I would like to congratulate those who were confirmed at the Easter Vigil and received into the Catholic Church: Ben Chapple, Alex Crist, Emily Crist, Laura Crist and Kristine Marsico. May God bless each of you as you continue your life-long journey of faith! I would like to thank your sponsors and family members for their support. O Lord Jesus Christ, the Mercy of God, You descended into this world to reveal the Father to us in ways that no one else ever did or ever could. Your message of mercy is an immense consolation to those struggling in any way and we are renewed in our prayers by the hope of Divine Mercy. We pray for our world, our community and our loved ones. You say to us, “Come to Me.” And we say in response, “Jesus, I trust in You.” Amen. A Reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday It was in the year 2000, that Pope John Paul II canonized St. Faustina Kowalska, the apostle of Divine Mercy, the first saint of the new millennium. It was on this day that he designated the Second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. The private revelations given to his this humble young Polish nun have mesmerized countless numbers of Catholics toward the end of the twentieth century. The message of Divine Mercy is most consoling in the difficult times in which we live. The conversation of Christ, the Divine Mercy, with the lost soul in the revelations of St. Faustina has given great hope to those who have left this life unprepared. The loving heart of Our Savior calls us all individually to come to the Lord for forgiveness, healing and salvation. (Fr. Benedict Groeschel) Two New Saints! On this day, April 27, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis will canonize two new saints: St. John XXIII (1881 -1963) and St. John Paul II (19202005). Our Church is blessed to call upon these two saints for their guidance and intercession. I encourage you to read the special insert in today’s bulletin about this historical canonization. May St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II pray for us and the Holy Mother Church! NEW ALTAR CLOTHS On behalf of the entire parish, I would like to thank the following individuals for their recent gift of new Altar cloths for the parish in memory of their loved ones. Because of their generosity, we were able to purchase beautiful purificators, corporals, pall covers and hand towels to be used at our Sunday Masses. The cloths are made in Belgium by the Slabbinck Company. Thank you so very much! Name: Susan Acon Judy-Ann Bellefleur Pam and Ben Chapple Jackie Cinski Eileen Harper Anna Stock Jeanne/Regis Schnur Elizabeth Srock In Loving Memory of/ In Honor of: Ken Acon, Sr. and Hugh Biagini Mary C. Amato and Edward T. Amato Charde Chapple Oesterling and Cinski Family Members In honor of my Mother for her 50 years of service to the Church. With love from her daughter, Eileen. Christopher B. Stock from his wife, Anna and Family Richard J. Stock from his loving family Delmar James Srock “Faith in the Resurrection of Christ never mislead us, and hope in our own resurrection never deceives us, because God the Father both restored Our Lord to life and will restore us to life too by virtue of his power.” -St. Bede Thank You Special thanks to Fr. Phil Farrell, Regional Vicar, who has been kind enough to celebrate our Masses this week while I am away on vacation. Upcoming Meetings Bazaar Committee meeting on Monday, April 28 at 7:00pm in the John Paul II Meeting Room. All Chairpersons are asked to attend. Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm in the John Paul II Meeting Room. May you have a wonderful week filled with the joy the Risen Christ, Fr. John Gizler Weekly Offering CHURCH MINISTRY SCHEDULE Regular Collection: April 13, 2014 (414) Envelopes Loose Total $9,226.00 $2,435.11 $11,661.11 Parish Share 2014 $2,217.00 Debt Reduction $1,286.00 Good Friday: Holy Land Collection (130) Envelopes Loose $2,039.00 $343.00 Easter Collection: April 20, 2014 (732) Envelopes Loose $23,716.28 $4,612.99 Parish Share 2014 $1,233.00 (2)Children’s $6.00 May 3, 6:00 pm May 4, 8:00 am May 4, 10:30 am Ministers of Communion M. Dailey, L. Kessler, A. King, K. King, C. Loncaric, K. Lutzic, S. Pieto, N. Yarnot, Dcn. Dave Ministers of Communion M. Cunningham, P. Deah, J. Ewing, R. Ewing, B. Harper, E. Harper, M. Marshall, M. Rosswog, Dcn. Dave Ministers of Communion M. Cortopassi, M. Danner, M. Eury, A. Hutchinson, M. Sippey, N. Sippey, D. Smith, J. Smith, Dcn. Dave Proclaimer M. Schaffer Proclaimer M. Fox Proclaimer M. Hoerner Altar Servers Paul Barton Jay Macri Altar Servers Beatrix Stickney Kate Castello Altar Servers Adam Kennihan Evan Wynn Total $2,382.00 Total $28,329.27 Debt Reduction $1,132.00 BUY HOAGIES AND APPLE DUMPLINGS TODAY Great price for an easy meal - $8 hoagies and $4 apple dumplings! All proceeds help the children at San Berardino School in Patzun, Guatemala. Weekday Altar Server (4/28-5/2) Kate Castello Mon., Thurs. 7:30 a.m. & Fri. 9:00 a.m. Volunteer Servers needed for Wed. 7:00 p.m. Mass. For the complete month’s schedule, visit our website: http://www.holysepulcher.org/ministries/liturgical-ministries HOOVER’S RESTAURANT Eat at Hoover’s Restaurant (1441 Pittsburgh Rd., Valencia, PA ) on Tuesday, May 6. Mention Holy Sepulcher Patzun and Hoover’s will donate a percentage of your food bill to San Berardino School in Patzun, Guatemala! lives and are still registered under their parents’ name. If you fall under these categories, you need to formally enroll yourself and/or your family in the parish. Registration is a commitment to a community, a way to be included in the religious, social and ministerial activities of your parish. Registration shows you belong. It is also necessary for certain benefits, like HOLY SEPULCHER WOMEN’S scheduling sacraments, obtaining sponsor RETREAT SOCIABLE’S LUNCHEON certificates and getting donation statements for The Sociables welcome new members and Looking for a unique Mother’s Day gift? taxes. Registering in your parish is a statement invite anyone over 50 to join their monthly The gift of a retreat is one that stays with of faith and confidence in the life and work of your Mom, Wife or Grandmother forever. our parish. To register, visit our website at meeting and luncheons for a time of fellowship and worship. The next Sociable Conferences, workshops, fellowship, peace www.holysepulcher.org/about-us/ and quiet can be experienced May 2-4 at luncheon is TODAY at 1:30 p.m. in the newparishioners. St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center, school cafeteria. 148 Monastery Dr., Pittsburgh, PA. Call THANK OUR ADVERTISERS WELCOME TO Mary Ann Sembrat at 412-992-7290. Many thanks to our advertisers who support our parish and make the printing of our bulletins HOLY SEPULCHER ATTENTION YOUNG ADULTS possible with the J.S. Paluch Company. Be PARISH! Many young adults think that because they sure to show your thanks by supporting our Joshua & Kelli Rosswog attend a particular parish, they automatically advertisers listed on the back of the bulletin Terry & Cindy Johnson belong. At times young adults move away for Kenneth & Sharon Kamicker years, have gotten married or started their own with your patronage. REMINDER: Tuesday, April 29 is the deadline to submit the information for the annual Mother’s Day Tribute which will be published in the Butler Eagle on Sunday, May 11. The cost is $2/name. Forms can be found on the table in the Narthex. Profits support the pro-life needs of the PA for Human Life Organization. ALTERNATIVE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT Half-Scholarships, Classroom Supplies & School Improvements to the San Bernardino School in Patzún When you donate toward a Patzun scholarship, we provide you with an all-occasion card to give the person you are honoring with the donation. Your gift gives TWICE; it benefits a child in Patzun while sharing your worthwhile cause with someone! NAME:________________________________________________ PHONE:________________________________ $___________ To Support Patzun Scholarships, School Supplies and Improvements I would like to receive a special card to give to the person I am honoring. _____yes ______no This card has been designed for all-occasions, including Mother’s Day. Consider giving one as a teacher’s gift, for a birthday, or any other special occasion. 100% of your donation goes to Patzun. Place this form with your donation in an envelope and either place it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office. Please have your submission in by May 5th if you would like to receive your card before Mother’s Day. You will receive a phone call when your card is ready for pickup at the church. Additional donation forms are available on the Narthex table. Contact Helen Ward with questions at 724-713-7958 or [email protected] MAXIMIZING YOUR CHILD’S POTENTIAL SR. ANNA MARIE GAGLIA, CSJ, PRINCIPAL 724-586-5022 [email protected] www.holysepulcher.org/school School will resume Monday, April 28. We hope everyone had a safe, restful Easter break with their family and friends! Congratulations to the following winners from Holy Sepulcher’s 300 Club on April 5 50/50 winner- Art King Neil Walker Jersey- Scott Henwood Pittsburgh Penguin tickets- Andy Kratz Most Tickets Sold ($50)- Wendy Collins & ($50) Kathy Benkart Times Ten- Eric Mockenhaupt- $200 $5,000- Bonnie Perri & Michele Jackson $1,000- Fr Ward Stalheim $500-Bernice Bremmer Chinese Auction Winners: Family Fun Outing- Walt Dawson Baseball Lessons-Jennifer & Matt Schellhaas Dots & Doodles- Mary Snow Turkey Hill Experience- Walt Dawson Autographed Steeler Football & Photo- Kurtzrock Movie Nite- Diane Collins Taste of Italy-Joyce Davanzati Yankee Candle- Skinner Pirate Tickets- Chris McCarty Toys & Games- Anne Schratz Bring Home the Bacon- Vivian Voiner Lottery Shovel- Sandy Zock Point Park University $1,000 Scholarship- Joan Totso Jumpzone Party Pack- Cirelli Conely Swim Party- Mockenhaupt Framed Prints-Jessica Forsythe Door prize- Jessica Forsythe Live Auction Winners: Leslie Kittenbrink, Jessica Forsythe, Eric Mockenhaupt, Ray Muth, Michele Jackson, Doug Mancini, Mary Snow, Bonnie Forsythe, Brenda Lauten, Bev Kurtzrock , Bob Ubinger, Wendy Collins F aith ormation Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 724-586-7276 Brenda Hartzel, Faith Formation Director [email protected] Mary Hoerner, Faith Formation Associate [email protected] April Events: 27 - Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 Mass - Sunday Youth Formation 9:10am-10:15am/11:40am - CGS Level I 9:10 – 10:15 am 29 - CGS Level I 9:00 – 10:30 am May Events: 1 - CGS Level I & II 5:00 – 6:15 pm 4 - Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 Mass - Sunday Youth Formation 9:10am-10:15am/11:40am - CGS Level I 9:10 – 10:15 am 6 - CGS Level I 9:00 – 10:30 am 8 - CGS Level I & II 5:00 – 6:15 pm 10 - First Communion Mass 10:00 am 11 - Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 Mass Seek the Treasure Castaway crew meeting will be on Monday, April 28, at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Vacation Bible School will be held June 23-27. Anyone interested in helping should try to attend. Please call or email the Faith Formation office to RSVP your attendance at the meeting. Where do your talents lead you? Service to Community Are you searching for an area where you can share your gifts? Consider the Faith Formation Department. We are in need of your talents for 2014-15: Catechists Catechist aides Hall/Door Monitors Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for and assisted at the Egg Hunt. The families had a great time and I appreciate your time and assistance. Brenda, Director of Faith Formation FORFAMILYDISCUSSION See the website for more discussion questions Holy Sepulcher School is very excited to be selected to participate in a program called Sports Matter, sponsored by DICK’S Sporting Goods. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation believes in the importance of youth athletics and has launched the Sports Matter program to address the growing issue of underfunded youth sports teams. This initiative will raise awareness and match community donations up to $2 million on a new crowdfunding platform to save teams facing financial challenges. Holy Sepulcher is hoping to implement a soccer program. If we raise half of the budget for a school wide soccer program, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation will match the other half. We are only at 4% of our goal of $4000.00. To make a donation, go to http://dsg.com/0687. Acts 2:42-47 To what did the early Christians devote themselves? How would our communities be different today if everyone had all things in common? 1 Peter 1:3-9 Describe an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you? How could these words give you hope or strength when unpleasant things happen to you? John 20:19-31 What did Jesus intend the disciples to do when he sent them forth? What did Jesus mean when he said that blessed are those who believe without seeing? from “Exploring the Sunday Lectionary” by Sandy Rigsby & Steve Mason Youth Ministry for 6th-8th Graders www.holysepulcher.org/lifeteen Jacob Williamson, Coordinator of Youth Ministry 724-481-1232 [email protected] Like us on Facebook “Holy Sepulcher Life Teen” Follow us on Twitter: “HolySepLifeTeen” Happy Easter! Remember we celebrate Easter now through Pentecost Sunday! A HUGE thank you to Father Kevin Fazio from the Butler City Parishes for celebrating the April 27th 5:30 Life Teen Mass. Hey 8th Grade Teens! YOU are invited to Life Teen THIS Sunday, April 27 in the Youth and Young Adult Center. We will begin with 5:30 pm Life Teen Mass and then at 6:30 pm get ready to have as much fun as humanly possible! Delicious food, fun games, loud music, all topped off with an ice cream social! Simply put this night is going to be AWESOME! Bring your friends. ALL 8th-12th GRADE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME! MUSIC CONCERT: CONNOR FLANAGAN On Thursday, May 1, Connor Flanagan will be giving a special concert for the teens of our parish! Connor's long time love for hip-hop paired with his passion for the Lord has opened up an avenue for him to reach teens and young adults alike through his unique style of acoustic music. All 8th-12th grade teens are invited to join us from 7-9:00 pm in the YYAC. SOS: SERVICE ON SATURDAY: MAY 10 This Monday, April 28 is the last day to sign up for the SOS: SERVICE ON SATURDAY. Be courageous and bold by giving of your self. We will complete house and yard for the disabled and elderly and aid community organizations. Then when the work is complete, join us for a huge bonfire and dinner. Contact Jacob for more information. Attention Adults: We need adults to help with SOS: Service on Saturday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 10. We will be completing house and yard work for the elderly or disabled and aid community organizations. Help teens volunteer by volunteering your time! Call Jacob at 724-481-1232 for more info. UPCOMING EVENTS Sun. 4/27 @ 5:30 pm Mass, 6:30 pm Life Night “Rising Freshman” Thurs. 5/1 @ 7:00 pm Connor Flanagan Concert Sun. 5/4 @ 5:30 pm Mass 6:30 pm Issue Night: Alcohol Thurs. 5/8 @ 7:00 pm Thursday Hang Out Sat. 5/10 @ 10:00 am-8:00 pm SOS: SERVICE ON SATURDAY Greg Gillis & Cathy Davis, Coordinators [email protected] Are you curious about Edge? Well, you’re in luck! Our May 10th event is open to all young teens in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8! Come join our family and see what all the excitement is about. Our last Edge night for the school year will be May 10 from 7-9:00 p.m. We are in the process of planning events for the summer, so be sure to watch the bulletin and join us in May for a list of coming events. Surprise revealed! Want to see Greg bald? How about beardless? Help us meet Greg’s challenge. We need 50 teens in April and May and you can shave his head! Get to 60 teens and his beard will disappear with his hair! But wait, there’s more!! At 70 teens in May, we will shave DEACON DAVE’S HEAD! ADDITIONAL EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS In Memory of John & Mildred Wilson by Janet & Gary Barkus In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Chester & Veronica Shaffer (Mom & Dad) In Memory of Frank Shaffer (Brother) In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Tony & Lillian Panaro (Mom & Dad) by Mr. & Mrs. Terry Panaro Flowers were also given by: Mrs. Andrea Sleigh Bill and Patty Kennihan Mr. & Mrs. John Fratto Mr. & Mrs. Dezso Bosits Mrs. Karen Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kowalski Around the Community: MOTHER DAUGHTER TEA St. Richard Family Outreach Ministry will be sponsoring a Mother Daughter Tea that is open to mothers, daughters, grandmothers of all ages on Saturday, May 10th at St. Richards Parish, 3841 Dickey Rd., Gibsonia, PA for a fun and informative afternoon with tea, a light lunch, and time for fellowship. Speaker will be Sabrina Saunders, Executive Director from Strong Women, Strong Girls. A free-will offering to help defray costs. To register, please RSVP with the names of all adults and children attending to Tim Messenger, Coordinator of Family Outreach, at 724-444-1971 ext. 117 or at [email protected] by May 5th.
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