Weekly Bulletin - St Raymonds Church

St. Raymond of the Mountains
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
and
A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg
January 18, 2015
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Thaddeus J. Kaczmarek
Pastor
St. Raymond of the Mountains
170 School House Lane, P.O. Box 330
Donegal, PA 15628
Contact Information:
Parish Office ....................................... 724-593-7479
Parish Fax ........................................... 724-593-5934
Website - www.straymondchurch.org
Catholic Charities
Help Line
1-866-409-6455
Parish Staff:
Rev. Thaddeus J. Kaczmarek,
Pastor
Email ……[email protected]
Toni Terretti
Coordinator of Faith Formation
Email…………………………[email protected]
Mary Strucaly, Parish Secretary
Email……….…[email protected]
Addy Evangeliste, Bulletin Editor
Email………[email protected]
MASSES:
Saturday (Vigil): 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: 8:00 a.m. at St. Raymond Chapel (under office) Except Thursdays.
Holy Days: See bulletin
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.
BAPTISMS:
Please contact the Parish Office for Baptism.
MARRIAGES:
Arrangements should be made with the Pastor at least one year in advance.
BULLETIN DEADLINE: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Closed Thursday.
St. Raymond of the Mountains Parish Mission Statement
We, the parish of St. Raymond of the Mountains (Donegal, PA) are situated in a resort area and comprised
of many rural communities. We come together to share and strengthen our faith in God and each other by
celebrating the sacraments and striving to follow God’s teaching. We are called to be open to the Holy Spirit
and to build a stronger Faith Community by serving the needs of others, by educating, and by welcoming all.
St. Raymond of the Mountains Church
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 18, 2015
Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
within you.
-- 1 Corinthians 6:19a
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Full time person with strong people, phone,
data
entry and software skill, especially Word and
Publisher. Working knowledge of the Catholic
Faith. Salary and benefits. Mail resumes to: Mary Lou
Porter, St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
Pray for Life
“Pray for Life” with Greensburg Diocesan
Council of the National Council of Catholic
Women on Thursday, January 22, at Bishop Connare
Center, beginning with Rosary at 11:30 AM, Mass at
Noon, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
Rosary for Life, Stations of the Cross for Life, Divine
Mercy Chaplet, Litany for Life and concluding at 4:30
PM with Prayer and Benediction. All are welcome to
attend and pray for all life.
MARCH FOR LIFE
On Thursday, January 22, in Washing DC
42 years of destruction, 57 million lives lost. What will
you say when your grandchildren ask you “How did this
happen? Where were you?” Do your part by attending the
42nd annual March for Life on Thursday, January 22nd
in Washington, D.C. Seats are still available on the bus
sponsored by Holy Family Church in Latrobe. The cost is
only $25 and the trip includes Mass at the Basilica of the
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Archbishop
Charles Chaput. For reservations or more information,
contact Shari Lewis at 724-537-4456.
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — Speak, Lord, for your servant is
listening (1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19).
Psalm — Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will
(Psalm 40).
Second Reading — Your bodies are members of Christ;
glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20).
Gospel — The first disciples saw where Jesus was
staying and they stayed with him (John 1:35-42).
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 2:18-22
Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c;
Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: Heb 7:25 — 8:6; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Mk 3:7-12,
Friday:
Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10-14; Mk 3:13-19
Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9;
Mk 3:20-21
Sunday:
Jon 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31;
Mk 1:14-20
Monday:
Tuesday:
Stewardship
Tuesday, January 20, at 6:30 PM in St Raymond Rectory
Meeting Room.
Finance Council
Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 PM in St. Raymond Rectory
Meeting Room.
Choir/Cantor Practice
Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 PM in the Church.
“Geibel Catholic High School will host an Open House
On Sunday, January 25, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. All interested parents and students are welcome.”
Please remember in your prayers:
Anderson, Clara Bach, Pam Balow, Barrett family, Bern Belan, Ken Bridge, Austin Brown, Donnie Brown, Ted Cale,
Cathy, Cindy, Julie Charlesbros, Josephine, Adrian Demidont, Sarah DePasquale, James Diskin, Isaac Donaldson, Edith,
Debby Ernesty, Frank Ernesty, George Estochin, Laura Estochin, Mildred Estochin, Martha Fabian, Martha H., Pat Hitlan,
Steve Fedorka, Jason, Jonathan Finger, Mary G., Patty Gadek, Garret, Robbie Geary, Barry Huey, John K., Megan Hess Kalp,
Tanner Kalp, Lorraine Kemp, Florence Kinneer, Michael Kosco, Frank Kuhns, Karen, Namon Lilly, Cathy Nilson, Regina
Nilson, Lucille, Ken & Mary Ann Mach, Mary, Clarence Mastowski, Sr., Mindy and family, Mary Alice McGoven, Rodney
Morrison, Jan Nicotera, Steve Nietfeld, Felipe Nieves, Karen Rega, Brian Shearer, Stephanie, Helen M. Sparks, Shelia,
Tara, Theresa, Colleen & sons, Bryce Vargo, Vickie, Ron Williams, Sandy White, and Leila Zuzik.
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust and A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg
2015 Mass Intentions
We are now scheduling Mass intentions for 2015. Each person may request up to 10 intentions for
ONE person or ONE family. The priest, by Canon Law, cannot celebrate multiple intentions for one
Mass. If you would like to request your intentions, please do so as soon as possible; either in writing,
and place in the collection or mail it to the Parish Office. Please indicate your intentions and suggested dates on your written request. The Mass Intentions Policy is posted on the bulletin boards in
the Church, and can be provided to you upon request by calling or coming to the Parish Office.
The Annual St. Raymond’s Night of the Races
It’s time again for the Annual St. Raymond’s Night of the Races being held Friday, February 6, 2015. Doors open
at 6 PM and races start at 7 PM. We are in need of race sponsors and volunteers for that evening. If you are able help
please contact Rich Sparks at 724-455-2654.
Tickets will be available for sale after the Masses.
The sixth grade religious education class is sponsoring another Confirmation Service Project for 2015.
They are collecting socks (any size), toothpaste, and toothbrushes for our Community Food Bank. You may
place your items on the tree in the hall near Cel Tidwell’s classroom. The project will be active until Feb. 22.
A third service project will begin after that date. The projects are designed to help our community and fulfill
service hour obligations for the children.
Words Of Thanks ...
A special thank you to all who contributed gloves, hats and mittens for the first service project. Cel Tidwell delivered
the clothing to the food bank. Everyone was delighted and happy with the generosity and support of the Confirmation
class and St. Raymond. Thanks to Cel for the delivery.
Dear St. Raymond of the Mountains Church,
Thank you so much for the gift card. It means a lot to me to know that there are people out there that are so good
and kind to help me out. I am so grateful to Sue Brown for bringing me the gift card. Thanks again to everyone.
Love and prayers. May you be comforted to know that you are loved. You’re in my prayers. Thank you.
A special thanks to all of our “Friends of St. Raymond” for their kindness and support of St. Raymond. We are blessed.
St. Raymond of the Mountains Church will be celebrating two major events in the future:
a 50 Anniversary Dedication of the church in September 2016 and the 100th Anniversary of the Parish in 2019
We will start planning for the September 2016 Anniversary Event in January 2015. Both events will require time and
commitment to plan a celebration. We are looking for individuals who will are willing to serve on a committee for the
2016 Anniversary event. If you are interested, please contact the parish office or call Toni Terretti at 724-593-4593 or
e:mail [email protected] Please remember we are in the beginning of the planning phase of the Anniversary event.
A meeting will be held soon. Thank you.
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community and religious organizations and other helping agencies in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland
counties. Catholic Charities assists with electric, gas, water, sewage, home heating fuel and cooking fuel. They work
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This Week in the Parish
This Sunday, January 18
Tuesday, January 20
Saturday, January 24
Next Sunday, January 25
- 8:00 a.m. Morning Mass
- 9:00 a.m. St. Raymond Religious
ED. Classes (CL)
- 10:30 a.m. Morning Mass
- 6:30 p.m. Stewardship Meeting (RM)
- 4:05 p.m. Pray the Rosary (CH)
- 4:30 p.m. Evening Mass
- 8:00 a.m. Morning Mass
- 9:00 a.m. St. Raymond Religious
ED. Classes (CL)
- 10:30 a.m. Morning Mass
(RC) = Rectory Chapel (RM) = Rectory Meeting Room
(CH) = Church (CL) = Classrooms (PH) = Parish Social Hall
Our Weekly Offering
OFFERTORY - January 10 & 11, 2015
(106 out of 388 envelopes used which is 27%)
Envelopes
$2,809.50
Loose
559.00
Monthly
2,502.00
Youth
2.00
Total
$5,872.50
Needed for Expenses
Difference
Catholic Accent
Christmas
$4,600.00
+$1,272.50
$113.00
$10.00
Many thanks and may God Bless you
for your generosity!!!
Winners of the January Calendar Ticket:
Jan. 4: #565 winner, Richard Beron; seller Cathy Korzen
Jan. 5: #269 winner, Steve Bizup; seller Charlotte Bizup
Jan. 6: #950 winner, Kathleen Smith; seller Cel Tidwell
Jan. 7: #927 winner, Lauren Pisula; seller Tim Pisula
Jan. 8: #659 winner, Jack Mognet; seller Gertrude (Chub)
Shaulis
Jan. 9: #260 winner, Helen Sparks; seller Helen Sparks
Jan. 10: #997 winner, Rose Sarnelli; seller Joe Sarnelli
Winners were from Mt. Pleasant, Stahlstown, Acme,
Indian Head, and Jones Mills. Congratulations to all!
A special thanks to Kathleen Smith for her donation
to St. Raymond.
Thank you to Mullen Refrigeration,
their advertisement is on the back page
of our church’s bulletin this week.
MASSES THIS WEEK
Sat. - January 17 - Vigil: SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
TIME
4:30 p.m.
+ Joan Hovanec (Dorothy Voke)
Sun. - January 18 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 a.m.
Our Parish Members
10:30 a.m. + Rinaldo J. Pierangeli (Jim Connelly)
Mon. - January 19 - WEEKDAY
8:00 a.m.
+ Sue Shearer (Ella Gaspen) (Chapel)
Tues. - January 20 - WEEKDAY
8:00 a.m.
+ Russell Werthman (Dorothy Voke) (Chapel)
Wed. - January 21 - ST. AGNES, VIRGIN & MARTYR
8:00 a.m.
Special Intention (Chapel)
Thurs. - January 22 - DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE
LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
NO MASS SCHEDULED
Fri. - January 23 - WEEKDAY
8:00 a.m.
Special Intention (Chapel)
Sat. - January 24 - Vigil: THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
TIME
4:30 p.m.
+ Frank Balow (Pam Balow & Hugh Tovar)
Sun. - January 25 - THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 a.m.
+ Jerry Kalp - Anniversary of Death (Marlene Kalp)
10:30 a.m.
Our Parish Members
LITURGICAL MINISTERS
SERVERS
Sat. Jan. 24
Sun. Jan. 25
Sun. Jan. 25
4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. -
Timmy Pisula
Amelia Burns
Evan Vinkler
Eric Schweikart
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
OF HOLY COMMUNION
Sat. Jan. 24
Sun. Jan. 25
Sun. Jan. 25
4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. -
Carol Ramela
Karen Nedley
Sally White
Dot Farkosh
Karen Chearney
Noreen Brady
Deneen Vinkler
Jack Kinsey
Diane Kinsey
READERS
Sat. Jan. 24
Sun. Jan. 25
Sun. Jan. 25
4:30 p.m. - Tim Pisula
8:00 a.m. - Micah Lisi
10:30 a.m. - Ray Werthman