Parish Mission Statement

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.
Sunday Masses
6:00 p.m.
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
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
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.
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
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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
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
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!
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!
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
Regular Collection: April 13, 2014
(414) Envelopes
Parish Share 2014
Debt Reduction
Good Friday: Holy Land Collection
(130) Envelopes
Easter Collection: April 20, 2014
(732) Envelopes
Parish Share 2014
May 3, 6:00 pm
May 4, 8:00 am
May 4, 10:30 am
Ministers of
M. Dailey, L. Kessler,
A. King, K. King,
C. Loncaric,
K. Lutzic, S. Pieto,
N. Yarnot, Dcn. Dave
Ministers of
M. Cunningham,
P. Deah, J. Ewing,
R. Ewing, B. Harper,
E. Harper,
M. Marshall,
M. Rosswog,
Dcn. Dave
Ministers of
M. Cortopassi,
M. Danner, M. Eury,
A. Hutchinson,
M. Sippey, N. Sippey,
D. Smith, J. Smith,
Dcn. Dave
M. Schaffer
M. Fox
M. Hoerner
Altar Servers
Paul Barton
Jay Macri
Altar Servers
Beatrix Stickney
Kate Castello
Altar Servers
Adam Kennihan
Evan Wynn
Debt Reduction
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:
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
scheduling sacraments, obtaining sponsor
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
and quiet can be experienced May 2-4 at
luncheon is TODAY at 1:30 p.m. in the
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center,
school cafeteria.
148 Monastery Dr., Pittsburgh, PA. Call
Mary Ann Sembrat at 412-992-7290.
Many thanks to our advertisers who support our
parish and make the printing of our bulletins
possible with the J.S. Paluch Company. Be
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.
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.
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]
[email protected]
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
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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:
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
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
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
Jacob Williamson, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
[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.
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.
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
4/27 @ 5:30 pm Mass,
6:30 pm Life Night “Rising Freshman”
Thurs. 5/1 @ 7:00 pm Connor Flanagan Concert
5/4 @ 5:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm Issue Night: Alcohol
5/8 @ 7:00 pm Thursday Hang Out
5/10 @ 10:00 am-8:00 pm SOS: SERVICE
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
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:
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.