Bulletin - St. Ann Catholic Church Waynesburg

St. Ann Catholic Church
Mission Statement:
“Through prayer and the re-awakening of the living Gospel in ourselves and others, St. Ann Parish
celebrates the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist to become a Church Alive. Our rural parish includes a
university, prisons, a hospital and long term care facilities. Through our call to active service ministries in the
local community and a mission in Guatemala, we manifest our faith.”
232 E. High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
www.stannchurchwbg.org
St. Ann (724) 627-7568
St. Thomas (724) 377-2588
Vol. XXIV, Issue 5
MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday - 7:00 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am
RECONCILIATION:
Saturday - 7:30 pm
And by appointment
GRADE & MIDDLE SCHOOL CCD:
Sundays 9:30 to 11:00 am
BAPTISMS:
The first of the Christian Initiation Sacraments
and a joyful occasion for the whole parish.
Please call the office to schedule the
required Baptismal Preparation Session.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD
who made us.
— Psalm 95:6
MARRIAGES:
To be scheduled at least 6 months in
advance prior to the ceremony date
(after consultation with pastor)
RCIA:
A program to familiarize adults with the Catholic
faith in preparation for acceptance into Full
Communion with the Catholic Church,
usually at the Easter Vigil Mass.
PARISH STAFF:
Rev. J. Francis Frazer, Pastor
Dr. James M. Sheil, Deacon - 724-998-1105
([email protected])
Renee Bosco, Organist
Marita Hunchuck, DRE - Ext. 18
Samantha McLaughlin, Preschool - Ext. 15
Marci Snee, Office Manager - 627-7568 Ext 20
OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please remember St. Ann’s
when writing or changing your will.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Tuesday:
Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32;
Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14,
17-18a; Mk 6:1-6
Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11;
Mk 6:7-13
Friday:
Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14
-29
Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30
-34
Sunday:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19,
22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Monday:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
PARISH OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS
6:30 pm A Biblical Walk Through The Mass
7:00 pm A Biblical Walk Through The Mass
5:00 pm Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner
9:30 am Luke—Lent Bible Study (Bell Room)
6:00 pm Knights of Columbus Mardi Gras!
Good Neighbors’ Lunch: Monday, Thursday, & Saturday at 11:30 am
Preschool: Monday, Wednesday & Friday during the school year
HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
All teens in grades 8-12 are invited to take their faith to the
next level by participating in a six-week Bible study on the
Gospel of Luke, beginning Monday, February 16, 2015 from
5:30-7:00 in the Bell Room. The registration fee is $5.00. Registration forms are available at the church entrances or through
the parish website at www.stannchurchwbg.org. Registration
forms must be turned in to the parish office by February 1st so
that books can be ordered. Please note: this is not CCD! Bring a
friend and join other teens for faith, fellowship, and food!
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
BOY SCOUT TROOP #1280
The Boy Scouts will host a spaghetti dinner at St. Ann’s
Social Hall on Friday, February 6th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Dinner includes a salad, spaghetti (Made with Kissy Davin’s
famous sauce), a drink and homemade dessert. Proceeds go
directly to the troop. Tickets for adults are $7.00 and kids
$4.00. Please come out and support local youth by bringing
your appetite and a friend!
THANK YOU!
A big thank you to everyone who bought or contributed to
the Respect Life T-shirts on the Sunday before the March for
Life. It was a huge success! Because of your contributions we
were able to offer free T-shirt to all the 4th thru 8th grade CCD
students. They were so thrilled and excited to receive the
shirts. We ordered in 40 shirts and all of them were distributed Sunday morning. Thank you for your overwhelming support! ~~St. A nn Respect Life Group
From Death to New Life…
Remember Lord, and welcome into
your kingdom those who have died and
have gone before us marked with a sign of
faith, especially Marie Louise Colaianni
Bocchini, mother of Anthony (Barbara)
Bocchini, who passed away on Tuesday,
January 27th, 2015.
Please pray for the consolation of her
family and all those who grieve for her.
WEEKLY OFFERTORY REPORT
LAST SUNDAY'S COLLECTION:
PARISH SHARE REPORT:
ASSESSMENT for 2014
PLEDGES:
PSP Total for 2014
$ 2,212.00
$ 29,378.00
$ 29,330.00
$ 50,668.00
Total Pledges thus far: 40 Families
Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I
could get more out of Mass?" For many Catholics, the Mass might, in a certain sense, be almost too familiar. We go to church each Sunday and perform prayers and rituals that many
of us have known since childhood. We stand,
sit, and kneel. We make the sign of the cross. We recite “Holy,
Holy, Holy,” “Lamb of God,” and “Thanks be to God." But
what do all of these prayers and rituals mean? We might know
these rites like the backs of our hands, but do we really understand the significance of all that we are saying and doing in the
liturgy?
St. Ann’s Parish welcomes you to a video-based study, A
Biblical Walk Through the Mass. Dr. Edward Sri explores the
roots of the words and gestures that we experience at Mass and
explains their profound significance. In this study, you will
come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading
you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience.
Start the New Year out right. Join us for A Biblical W alk
Through the Mass at St. Ann in Waynesburg on Wednesdays,
which started January 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (we encourage you
to first come to Eucharistic Adoration at 5:30 p.m. and stay for
Mass at 6:30 p.m. prior to each session) and continuing every
Wednesday for 6 weeks. For those of you that cannot make it
on Wednesday evenings, A Biblical W alk Through the Mass
will also be offered Monday evenings beginning January 12,
2015 at 6:30 p.m., but we encourage you to take advantage of
being in front of Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration and receiving
him at Mass on Wednesday evenings before the study. Facilitators for this study will be Carol Vogel, Bill Brown, and Attilia
Shumaker. You may join the group even if you’ve missed a
session.
For a registration fee of $20.00, you will receive A Biblical
Walk Through the Mass book & workbook which will be used
at each session. For more information or to register for the
study, contact the St. Ann’s Parish Office at 724-627-7568 or
via email at [email protected] When registering,
please indicate which session you will be attending
(Wednesday or Monday). Please contact Marci ASAP if you’d
like to attend.
YEAR END CONTRIBUTION REPORTS
Letters with your yearly contributions are now being printed.
Please call Marci to print your report and it will be signed by
Fr. Francis and sent to you as per your request. Please allow 2
days for completion of your request. Copies may be picked up
in the office as well. Please direct any questions concerning
your 2014 contributions to the Campaign for the Church A live!
To the Diocese of Pittsburgh Office of Stewardship at 412-4563085.
ST. ANN CHURCH
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WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
World Day for Consecrated Life will
be celebrated on Monday, February 2,
2015. Please pray for all those who have
made commitments in the consecrated life
and be sure to thank them on their special
day. May they continue to be inspired by
Jesus Christ and respond generously to
God’s gift of their vocation.
PRAY FOR MEN & WOMEN IN CONSECRATED LIFE
Lord God of Life, we pray for those consecrated to you by
the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience that they may seek
to live their baptismal promises more intensely and have the
grace to persevere in their commitment to you, O Lord. May
they serve with open hearts and willing sprits, through your son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
MORE
Care more than others think necessary.
Trust more than others think wise.
Serve more than others think practical.
—Anonymous
THE FEAST OF
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD
The feast was first observed
in the Eastern Church as "The
Encounter." In the sixth century,
it began to be observed in the
West: in Rome with a more
penitential character and in Gaul
(France) with solemn blessings
and processions of candles, popularly known as "Candlemas."
The Presentation of the Lord
concludes the celebration of the
Nativity and with the offerings
of the Virgin Mother and the
prophecy of Simeon, the events
now point toward Easter.
"In obedience to the Old
Law, the Lord Jesus, the first-born, was presented in the Temple
by his Blessed Mother and his foster father. This is another
'epiphany' celebration insofar as the Christ Child is revealed as
the Messiah through the canticle and words of Simeon and the
testimony of Anna the prophetess. Christ is the light of the nations, hence the blessing and procession of candles on this day.
In the Middle Ages this feast of the Purification of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, or 'Candlemas,' was of great importance.
"The specific liturgy of this Candlemas feast, the blessing of
candles, is not as widely celebrated as it should be, except of
course whenever February 2 falls on a Sunday and thus takes
precedence. There are two ways of celebrating the ceremony,
either the Procession, which begins at a 'gathering place' outside
the church, or the Solemn Entrance, celebrated within the
church."
— From Ceremonies of the Liturgical Y ear
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The Oil of the Sick, usually labeled OI (for Oleum Infirmarum), is often reserved with chrism and the oil of catechumens
in an ambry. An ambry is a cabinet, often beautifully ornamented and kept near the baptistery in the church. Olive oil, with no
fragrance added, is blessed at the Chrism Mass in Holy Week
by the bishop, although there is now a provision for a priest to
bless oil if none is available. This restores to our Latin Rite
practice a tradition never lost in the Eastern tradition, in which
priests consecrate the oil of the sick, even at the sick person’s
home. Any vegetable oil may be used now, since olive oil is
difficult to obtain in some places. Many priests keep a small
supply of oil close at hand in a small metal tube called a
“stock.”
In the former rite, every sense of the body was anointed,
accompanied by a prayer for forgiveness of sin. So, the eyes,
ears, nostrils, mouth, hands, and feet were all touched. Today,
this is simplified to an anointing of the forehead and the hands,
but generally today the oil is used more lavishly, and the symbolism of touch so central to the rite is enhanced. Often, a priest
will invite everyone present to join in the “laying on of hands.”
Sick persons are often pushed aside or feared in our culture, and
to be reverently touched in love can be a profound experience
of God’s healing, forgiving, accepting presence through the
ministry of the Church.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
AUTHORITY FROM GOD
According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t want to hear
God’s voice directly any more. It was
much too frightening. Why couldn’t
God send human teachers, prophets,
instead? God agreed, but with a warning. The people had better listen to
those teachers, because they spoke in
God’s name.
That arrangement, though, had
its own problems, for them and for us.
How do I know this teacher is truly
from God? And if the teacher is from
God, are all parts of the teaching meant for me? We have the
Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but still
there are always a few loose ends.
That is the powerful significance of the sentence in today’s
Gospel: “The people were astonished at his teaching, for he
taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” The
people knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher sent
by God. They knew it by hearing him.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
PRAYER REQUESTS
FOR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN
We ask for your prayers for these service personnel and
their families:
Lt. Col. Brian D. Novogradac (Air Force, Kuwait); Major Luke Vitolo (Air Force, Little Rock); Cpt. John Vitolo
(Air Force in Omaha).
Diocesan Toll Free Number for Abuse Response—1-888-808-1235
When my children
were small, I had
the power all mothers have to soothe
little cuts, scrapes,
and bruises with a
single kiss. Mother
kisses, and the hurt
is lessened or disappears altogether.
It worked wonders until the day
my
daughter
burned her hand
when she touched a
steam pot. With
full confidence, she
lifted her fingers to be kissed — and then realized
they still hurt. Over and over she lifted them to my
lips, and over and over I kissed them until I finally
admitted we needed to try something else. Cold water and a wash cloth eventually soothed the pain,
and the limits of my magic touch were suddenly apparent.
Jesus’ power is of a different magnitude. It’s
evident when he reads and preaches with authority
(from the Greek word exousia, which means “out of
himself”— as opposed to studying or having a title
thrust on him). It’s even more manifest when he
simply rebukes a demon and the demon leaves his
human host—not because he wants to, but because
he knows true authority when he sees and hears it.
It’s no wonder the people are astonished.
They’ve never seen this kind of immediate response. This is no mother’s kiss to heal the little
hurts of life, no magician pretending to have power
he doesn’t. This is the Son of God come to cast out
evil itself and open Scriptures so the people can hear
God’s Word in a new and powerful way.
Today, let us turn to him to heal our wounds and
make us whole.
Mary Katharine Deeley
[email protected]
WEEKLY LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS FOR ST. ANN
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday, January 31
St. John Bosco
7:00 pm - FOR THE PEOPLE OF ST ANN PARISH
Sunday, February 1
8:30 am - JUDY & BILLY LOGAN by Santino & Emma Barchiesi
Monday, February 2
NO MASS
The Presentation of the Lord
Tuesday, February 3
7:30 am - STELLA RATULOWSKI by Irene Ratulowski
Rolling Meadows
Ss. Blaise & Ansgar
10:30 am - FOR THE PEOPLE OF ST ANN PARISH
Wednesday, February 4
6:30 pm - LULU JONES by Attilia Shumaker
Thursday, February 5
St. Agatha
7:30 am - DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE ROTH & MCNAUL
FAMILIES by Mr. & Mrs. Frank B. Roth
Friday, February 6
St. Paul Miki and Companions
12:15 pm - MARY MOWAD by Bob & Lynn Hoover
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saturday, February 7
7:00 pm - JOSEPH & CARMINA OSSO by Elaine Puglia
Sunday, February 8
8:30 am - GILBERTA SCHONHARDT by John & Melissa Kirsch
MASS SCHEDULE
FOR ST. THOMAS & ST. MARCELLUS
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 am - St. Thomas
Saturday
5:00 pm - St. Thomas
Sunday
10:30 am - St. Marcellus
St. Ann Altar Servers for Jan. 31 & Feb. 1
7:00 pm: M. Davin (Adult Ser ver ); R. Janco, K. Hardie, J. Martinez (Euchar istic Minister s); B. Bocchini,
D. DuBois (Lector s); J. Goroncy (Cantor );
M. Desrosiers, R. Sielski, D. Huffman (Youth Ser ver s).
8:30 am: Deacon Jim; R. Phillips, M. Rohanna, L. Pettit, S. Pettit (Euchar istic Minister s); CCD Students
(Lectors); S. Karg (Cantor); W. Bristor, J. Revak, A. Revak (Youth Ser ver s).
St. Ann Altar Servers for Feb 7/8
7:00 pm: Deacon Jim; K. Hollowood, E. Wang,
B. Lang (Euchar istic Minister s); B. Brown, K. Davin
(Lectors); N. Milinovich (Cantor); M. Warman, O. Sanvicente, O. Sanvicente (Youth Ser ver s).
8:30 am: L. Pettit (Adult Ser ver ); R. Davin, P. Rock, B.
Zalar, J. Milinovich (Euchar istic Minister s); E. Barchiesi, B. Mooney (Lector s); J. Milinovich (Cantor); W.
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