Jan 25 2015 - St Bernadette Church

Saint Bernadette Parish
245 Azalea Drive • Monroeville, PA 15146January 25, 2015
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM
Sundays: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon & 7:00 PM
Daily:
Monday - 9:30 AM, 7:00 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 7:15 AM
Wednesdays & Fridays - 7:15 AM & 9:30 AM
PARISH PHONES
Parish Office .................................................................................................................412.373.0050
Religious Education Office..............................................................................412.373.1797
School Office................................................................................................................412.372.7255
Lourdes Center...........................................................................................................412.843.0668
Convent............................................................................................................................412.372.7263
Parish Office Fax.......................................................................................................412.374.8113
School Office Fax.....................................................................................................412.372.7649
Parish Office Email............[email protected]stbrnadet.org
School Office Email.........[email protected]stbrnadet.org
Bulletin Announcements........................................................ [email protected]
Bulletin announcements and flyers due by Noon on
Mondays.
Parish Website www.stbrnadet.org
PRAYER CHAIN: Call Mercedes at 724.327.5450
Pastoral Council Email: [email protected]
Devotions:
Mondays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
Adoration - 10 AM - 7:00 PM (6:30 - 7:00 will include
rosary and novena prayers) - Confessions 6:00—6:45 PM
7:00 PM Mass
Tuesdays: Morning Prayer - 9:30 AM
Wednesdays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
Thursdays: Morning Prayer - 9:30 AM
Fridays: Morning Prayer and Rosary - 8:45 AM
First Saturdays: Adoration - following 8:30 AM Mass including
First Saturday Fatima Devotions.
PARISH STAFF
Rev. Anthony Gargotta, Pastor
[email protected]
Deacon Michael W. Kelly
[email protected]
Rev. John Forbidussi, Hospital Chaplain
In Residence
Mr. Regis Reinersmann, Business Manager
[email protected]
Mrs. Marlene V. Kopper, Director of Religious Education
[email protected]
Sr. Carol Arch, C.S.J., Elementary School Principal
[email protected]
Ms. Lauren Gates, Youth Minister
[email protected]
Mr. Joshua Bandish, Director of Music Ministries
[email protected]
Mrs. Marty Kelly, Parish Office Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Jane Bobich. Parish Office Secretary
[email protected]
Mrs. Cathy Cowan, Parish Office
[email protected]
Mrs. Francine Pochciol, School Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Mr. Tim Jacob, Maintenance Supervisor
[email protected]
Ms. Sandy Palmieri, Evening Receptionist
[email protected]
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
We of St. Bernadette Parish, are a
Eucharistic Community, created by the
Father, nourished by the Lord and led
by the Holy Spirit. We are to be the
eyes, ears, hands and heart of Christ,
living by His example, sharing the Good
News in Word and deed.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: Saturday: After the 8:30 AM and the 5:00 PM Masses. Monday: 6:00—6:45 PM.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Baptisms are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:15 PM. Pre-Baptismal
Seminar—The third Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Please call the Parish Office to reserve dates for both the Pre-Baptismal
Seminar and your child’s Baptism.
RCIA PROCESS/SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION FOR ADULTS: Inquiry Sessions for those interested in becoming Catholic are held
weekly. Call the Parish Office for more information.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: Weddings should be arranged at least six months prior to the anticipated date. Call the Parish Office
to make an appointment to assist you in beginning this sacrament.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Will take place the first Sunday of each Month after every Mass. Please wait in the front pew until Father
returns.
BLESSING OF EXPECTANT PARENTS: Will take place the third Sunday of each Month after every Mass. Please wait in the front pew
until Father returns.
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
This week is National Catholic Schools Week - As we celebrate Catholic Schools, for us at St. Bernadette, I feel, it should
also be a celebration of the Sisters of St. Joseph who have made this school what it is over the decades. Why do we need
Catholic schools when we live in a time with many great school systems provide a great variety of opportunities? I would
never deny these opportunities and the great education academically from public education. However, the ‘DIFFERENCE’ is
that along with the academic education, Catholic Schools foster Faith and Service, teaching our young how to incorporate all
three into their person. A few weeks ago, Pope Francis addressed the Vatican employees with 10 points for a New Year’s
Resolution. I believe in my heart, that these 10 points are good for all people, and are what Catholic Education has to offer
all. They are:
:
1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and
everything we are.”
2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time,
attention and love.
3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works,
especially on behalf of the needy.”
4. “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.”
5. “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the
wounds we have caused others.”
6. “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to
thank the Lord.”
7. “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into
destroyed and destructive people.”
8. “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the
finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.”
9. “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and
strangers, because we will be judged on this.”
10. And for next Christmas - Make sure your Christmas is about Jesus,
Consider abiding by these 10 points during 2015. Whether you have a student in Catholic Schools or not, you’ll have a
healthier relationship with your family leading you and your loved ones into eternity in heaven. Pray for this tradition of
Catholic Education in the midst of demanding costs and difficulties maintaining the schools. Please consider contributing to
our monthly school fund allowing us to maintain our schools, and offer assistance to those who cannot afford it, while
encouraging others to be educated by the Catholic School system. We are blessed to have Sr. Carol as our principal and a
staff of teachers dedicated to providing our students a strong curriculum coupled with the teachings of both Faith and Service.
If you have grade school children and are interested in seeing our school, I encourage you to come to this afternoon’s Open
House between 1 – 3 PM.
You are cordially invited to a Reception and Documentary Watch with Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe - In the moving
documentary, Sewing Hope, Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe, who was named to Time’s “Top 100 Most Influential People of 2014”
list, tells her courageous story of helping to rebuild the lives of young people traumatized by the civil war in Uganda.
• Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at the Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
•
5:30PM Doors open;
•
6:00PM Introduction of Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe followed by viewing of Sewing Hope
•
7:15PM Reception
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RSVP by January 28, 2015 by calling 412.396.6209
Attendees are asked to bring pop tabs with them to the event. Collected pop tabs will be sent with Sr. Rosemary to Sisters United.
Products distributed by Sisters United include pop tab handbags, all handmade by young women from schools operated and led by
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe in Uganda and South Sudan.
ST. BERNADETTE PARISH
MONROEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
January 25, 2015
NOTES FROM THE PASTOR CONTINUED:
Pilgrimages Planned for 2015:
Pilgrimage to Philadelphia for POPE FRANCIS
Plans are underway to coordinate a pilgrimage to Philadelphia in September, 2015 in conjunction with the World Meeting of
Families with Pope Francis, with the closing Mass on Sunday, September 27. We expect a 4 day/3 night trip with accommodations available.
A Philadelphia Pilgrimage informational meeting will be held on Thursday, February 5 @ 7PM in the Lourdes Center. Key
agenda items covered will be dates, costs, hotel, transportations alternatives and tentative schedule of events.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes and the Shrines of France
St. Bernadette Parish is sponsoring a pilgrimage to France from November 4—11, 2015. We will be visiting the Shrines of
France, starting in Lourdes and ending in Paris. Fr. Tony will be our Pilgrimage Spiritual Director and will offer Mass daily.
The cost for air, land and hotel is $2843.00 for double occupancy. The pilgrimage includes:
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R/T Air from Pittsburgh
Hotels—both 4 & 3 Star
Breakfast daily/5 Dinners
English speaking tour manager
Professional licensed local guides
Sightseeing & entrance fees per itinerary
Private deluxe motor coach
Luggage handling at hotels
If you are interested in either of these pilgrimages, please reach out to Rege in the Parish Office for more information and /
or to have your name added to the list of possible attendees.
Peace of Christ,
Fr. Tony
It’s Coming! Soooooooon!!
MARDI GRAS!!!
Tuesday, February 17
Food! Prayer! Burning of the Palm!
Music! FUN for the entire family!
Don’t miss it!!!
ENJOY A MEAL AND BENEFIT ST. BERNADETTE PARISH
When you enjoy a meal at Esta Esta on Saturday, February 7,
Twenty per cent (20%) of your bill will be donated to St.
Bernadette parish. All you need to do is to tell the server that you
want to participate in the St. Bernadette First Saturday of the
Month fundraiser. Reservations are recommended 412.372.4414.
BUILDING FUND
Will be next weekend January 31 and
February 1. Please be generous.
This helps preserve our offertory
monthly operating expenses.
COMFORT QUILT MINISTRY
The Comfort Quilt Ministry will meet on Tuesday, February 2 at
11:00AM in Biedenbach Hall. At these sessions already prepared
squares are laid on in a pattern so no sewing experience is
necessary. All are welcome.
WELCOME TO ST. BERNADETTE PARISH
So that we might better serve your needs, if any of the
situations below apply to you, please fill out this form and
drop it in the collection basket or mail it to the Parish
Office. Thank you.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED FOR BOTH UPMC AND
FORBES REGIONAL HOSPITALS
If you are interested in serving as a Eucharistic Minister at either
UPMC or Forbes Regional Hospital, please contact Fr. John at
the Parish Office 412.373.0050 and he will be happy to welcome
you to share in this ministry and answer any questions you may
have.
Name _____________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
City/Zip Code ______________________________________________
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___New Parishioner
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___Interested in RCIA
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___Wish to speak to a priest
___Moving out of Parish
___Returning to Parish
___Returning Catholic
___Entering Hospital
___A Shut-in lives with me
___Questions on Catholicism
DEACON’S BEACONS
I am offering an ongoing daily Scriptural Reflection via email. I will
pick a short passage and offer a brief reflection on it. If you would
like to be included, please email me at [email protected] I
will add you to the group list.
Deacon Mike
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
WINNERS UPDATE
250 Club Winner
1/10 #997 Donna Dyczewski
1/17 #400 Carrie Dzuban
Grocery cert. sold:………………………………….$7,785
Profit:…………………...…………...…….…………...$ 389
Thanks!!!
We sell Certificates for Giant Eagle, Shop ‘n Save, Labriola’s,
McGinnis Sister’s and Community Market. Please consider using
grocery certificates when shopping at these stores. Thanks for
your help!!!
MONTHLY COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION
The next MCC Liturgy will be held on Friday, March 6 at 12:00
Noon. Intention requests should be returned by February 27 to
the school office.
Thank you for supporting our children!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Catholic Schools Week will be observed the week of January
25th. The theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith,
Knowledge, and Service.”
Our students will enjoy and
engage
in a variety of activities centering around this
theme. We will have Open House after the 12:00 noon Liturgy
this Sunday in the School. Please stop in to see our wonderful
school.
Registrations
for
new
students
will
be
accepted Sunday and continue all week. We would like to take
this opportunity to say “Thank You” to St. Bernadette Parish for
your ongoing support. You have no idea how much it is
appreciated!
BASKET BINGO
St. Bernadette PTG will be holding a Basket Bingo on Sunday,
February 15 at 2:00PM. If you have any questions, please
contact Linda Valentine at 412.378.7435
SAVE THE DATE!!! - APRIL 18, 2015
St. Bernadette 4th Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, April
18, 2015 at Stratigos Banquet Centre.
Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the
TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
Make Sundays complete for someone who can’t get to church
because of age, illness or weather conditions. Sunday TV Mass
will be shown at 6:30AM on:
WINP (ION) channel 46
Comcast Cable, channel 4
Verizon Fios, channel 16
Dish Network, channel 16 or 216
DirecTV, Channel 305
To watch the Mass online anytime on Sundays, visit
www.heartofthenation.org
DO YOU HAVE TOO MUCH “STUFF”?
Do you have unwanted furniture or household goods? Please call
the “Blessing Board.” They will pick up your donations and
forward to those in need. For more information please call
412.646.4786 or email at [email protected]
2015 SCHOLARSHIPS
The Garden Club of Monroeville is offering twelve $1,000
scholarship to high school seniors, college students, postgraduate students and/or teachers who will study horticulture and
related majors in 2015. Applications are due by February 1. For
more information please contact www.pagardenclubs.org/
forms.html.
DISCOVERING JESUS IN HIS SHROUD
St. Paul of the Cross Monastery Church presents a special
presentation on the Holy Shroud of Turin on Thursday, February
5 at 1:00PM. The price is $7:00 and tickets can be purchased
from the St. Paul Monastery Office from 9AM to 6PM, or by
check to St. Paul of the Cross Monastery, 148 Monastery Ave.,
Pittsburgh, Pa 15203. SEATING IS LIMITED!
THE WATSON INSTITUTE
The CareBreak program is seeking volunteers, 18 years and
older, who are willing to give the gift of time for 2– 4 hours a week
to play games, read and build a lasting relationship with a child.
For more information about being a CareBreak volunteer, please
call Melissa Monyak at 412.749.2862.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are needed for East Suburban Meals on Wheels for
both drivers and delivery people. You can work as much as once
a week or as little as once a month. The pay and benefits are
great, smiles and thank you’s every day. For more information
call Bob at 412.856.0311.
dying, deliver the holy souls in purgatory.
A GENTLE REMINDER
All requests to be placed in the Bulletin must be sent to
[email protected] NO LATER than 12:00 Noon every
Monday. Thank you.
VALENTINE RETREAT
A Valentine retreat for married couples will be held on Sunday,
February 15 from 12:30PM —6:00PM at the St. Joseph
Spirituality Center, 1020 State Street, Baden, Pa. Fee is $60.00
per couple and includes dinner. Reservations are due by
February 6. For more information, please call 724.869.6587.
ST. BERNADETTE PARISH
MONROEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
January 25, 2015
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Liturgies For The Week
The Week Ahead
January 25, 2015—February 1, 2015
SUNDAY—THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
5:00 Vigil Mass—Sr. Joanna Armstrong—Patrizo Family
8:00— Walter, Veronica & Wallace Wabich—George & Evelyn
Potts
10:00— Joseph & Sophie Kromka—Ed & Jackie Skukalek
12:00— Benefactors of SBS—Opening Mass, Catholic School
Week
7:00— Welfare of St. Bernadette Parishioners
MONDAY—SS Timothy and Titus
8:45— Morning Prayer
9:30— Kathleen Collura—Kay Shearer
10:00-7:00— ADORATION
6:00-6:45— Confessions
7:00— Sister Mary Damian OSB—Rafferty Family
TUESDAY—St. Angela Merici
7:15— In memory of John Palatas—Daughter
9:30— Morning Prayer
WEDNESDAY—St. Thomas Aquinas
7:15— Weekday Mass
8:45— Morning Prayer
9:30— Gloria DePalma—Family
THURSDAY—WEEKDAY
7:15— Weekday Mass
9:30— Morning Prayer
FRIDAY—WEEKDAY
7:15— Weekday Mass
8:45— Morning Prayer
9:30— Larry Lucas—Berger Family
SATURDAY—St. John Bosco
8:30— Violet Palatas—Buxter & Drover Familites
9:00— Confessions
5:00— Anne Beerbower—John & Eleanor Hruska
6:00— Confessions
SUNDAY—FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00— Welfare of St. Bernadette Parishioners
10:00— Joseph Blocky—Joseph & Suzanne Eiseman
12:00— Perry J. Berardino—Alfer Family
7:00— Maria Cicorelli—Franco, Carla & son Fratangelo
We reserve the right to make unavoidable changes in the Mass
schedule.
St. Bernadette, pray for us!
Mass
Eucharistic Ministers
Sunday 1/25
Monday 1/26
Tuesday 1/27
Wednesday 1/28
Thursday 1/29
Friday 1/30
Saturday 1/31
Catholic Schools Week
7-9PM Sr. High Youth Grp. Mtg.—LC
7:30PM Intentional Disciples—CH
7:30PM Women’s Bible Study—AR
10AM Tai Chi—BH
1:30PM Cursillo—LC
3:15-5PM Brownies—BH
6:45PM Meditation Group—BMR
7-9PM Youth Group—BH
1-3PM Music Ministry—CH
3-5PM Children’s Choir—CH
4:30-5:45PM CCD—SCH
5-7PM Music Ministry—CH
7PM Cub Scouts—BH
7-9PM Parish Choir—CH
7-8:30PM RCIA—AR
3-5:30PM Girl Scouts—LC
6PM Prayer Group—AR
6PM Pastoral Council—RC
6:30-7:45PM CCD—SCH
7-9PM Contemporary Choir—CH
8AM Meditation Group—BR
7:15AM CMF—RC
AR=Art Room
BH= Biedenbach Hall
BR=Brides Room
BMR=Borchick Meeting Room
CH=Church
CR=Choir Room
LC=Lourdes Center
LCG=Lourdes Center Gym
MR=Music Room
RC=Rectory Conf. Room
SCH=School
SL=School Library
Readings for the week of January 25, 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Jon 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20
2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5; Ps 96; Mk 3:22-30
Heb 10:1-10; Ps 40; Mk 3:31-35
Heb 10:11-18; Ps 110; Mk 4:1-20
Heb 10:19-25; Ps 24; Mk 4:21-25
Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37; Mk 4:26-34
Heb 11:1-2, 8-19; Lk 1; Mk 4:35-41
Dt 18:15-20; Ps 95; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28
Lector
Commentator
Altar Servers
5:00 PM
Jan. 31
R. Reinersmann, M. Whalen, L. Biel,
C. Gurski, J. Gurski, T. Fiore
R. McKenzie
S. Aubele
J. & K. Wiggins, S. Hogue
8:00 AM
Feb. 1
J. Yakim, L. Hajdukiewicz, D. Clark,
C. Bossart, L. Sepp, P. Larkin
E. Bozicevic
E. Almeter
M. & R. Bozicevic, E. Gurtner
10:00 AM
Feb. 1
M.K. Mariotti, F. Steve, E. McDermott,
J. Farr, J. Hildum, A. Matthews
Jim Kromka
John Kromka
B. & R. Dzuban, W. Goetzman
12 Noon
Feb. 1
B. Colcombe, T. Colcombe, P. Coddington,
W. Ritter, L. Flora
M. Chapkis
L. Lynskey
G. Vermeulen, R. Parsley
7:00 PM
Feb. 1
R. Rogus, P. Rogus, D. Marney, S. Dilorio,
J. Burke lll
K. Brown
L. Valentine
B. Burke, J. Katona, L. Brown