St. Joseph - St. Mary of Czestochowa Church

Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
Parish Office Hours
St. Joseph
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1125 Leishman Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
Ministry Office 724-339-9868
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:45 PM
Also by appointment
Fr. John S. Szczesny
Fr. Daniel J. Ulishney
[email protected]
[email protected]
Pastor & Administrator
Parochial Vicar
St. Mary of Czestochowa
857 Kenneth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068
Office: 724-335-8212
Fax: 724-335-1314
Religion Center: 724-335-0785
Parish Office Hours
Weekend Mass Schedule
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
2nd & 4th Sunday
11:00 AM
1st Friday
11:15 AM
Also by appointment
Eucharistic Adoration
1st Friday of the month 11:00 AM - 12:00 NN
† Third Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2015
Liturgical Schedule
Saturday, March 7 - Third Sunday of Lent
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † In Memory of Our Deceased Grandparents
(Frank & Lois Martin)
Sunday, March 8 - Third Sunday of Lent
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Lyn Daniels (Family & Friends)
Monday, March 9 - St. Frances of Rome, Religious
7:30 AM † Thomas J. Villella
(St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul Society)
Wednesday, March 11
5:45 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
6:15 PM
Special Intention of the Celebrant
6:45 PM
Stations of the Cross
Thursday, March 12
8:30 AM † JoAnn Crosky (Dorothy & Susan Matta)
(School Mass)
Saturday, March 14 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † Stephen Arvay Family (Daughter, Maggie)
Sunday, March 15 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Clemie Sproull (Bill & Justine Brown)
Saint Joseph Candle
Sunday, March 8 - Third Sunday of Lent
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM † Stephen Gaydosh (Rose & Dolores)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:15 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:30 AM † Jennie Daugherty
(The Bazella Children: Connie, Linda, Dan & Henry)
2:00 PM
Gorzkie Zale (Bitter Lamentations)
Tuesday, March 10
7:30 AM † Joann Mazgaj (Husband, Bob)
Wednesday, March 11
7:30 AM † John Pucek (Helena Nemec)
Friday, March 13
7:30 AM † Stanley Mackowski (Josh & Nicole Acre)
12:30 PM
Stations of the Cross
Sunday, March 15 - Fourth Sunday of Lent
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM † Deceased Members of the Orlowski Family
(Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shearer)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:30 AM † Steve Jager (Eric & Kim Holizna)
Readings for the Week
March 8, 2015 - March 14, 2015
† In Memory of Lewis E. Heiles
Sanctuary Candle
March 1, 2015 - March 14, 2015
† David T. Cashell (Wife, Nancy)
Gorzkie Zale (“Bitter Lamentations”)
Sunday, March 8 - 2:00 PM - St. Mary
The nature of Gorzkie Zale, sung bi-lingually, is to honor
Christ’s Passion and Death through hymns, litanies and
through the eyes of His mother, Mary. The service will conclude with benediction. All are welcome to attend this Lenten
Heaven is at present out of sight, but in due time, as snow
melts and discovers what it lay upon, so will this visible creation
fade away before those greater splendors which are behind it.
...John Henry Newman
2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Ps 42:2-3; 43:3,4; Lk 4:24-30
Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6-7bc,8-9;
Mt 18:21-35
Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20;
Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23
Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17;
Mk 12:28-34
Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-21ab; Lk 18:9-14
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10;
Jn 3:14-21
Alternate Readings (Year A):
1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Ps 23:1-6;
Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]
If today were your last day on earth, what is the one thing you
would need to do to die in peace? Make that happen!
† in the charity of your prayers †
Please remember the souls of those who have died,
especially for the repose of the soul of Joseph Buhl and Rod
H. Altmeyer, Sr. of St. Joseph Parish. May God welcome
them and all who have gone before us into the joy of
everlasting life, and bring comfort and peace to their families.
“People more frequently require to be reminded than informed.” ...Samuel Johnson
Ministry Schedule
March 14 - 15
St. Joseph
February 28 - March 1
St. Joseph
Sunday Collection Total
Diocesan Collection
February E. F. T.
Deposit Total
St. Mary
$ 5,089.00
$ 6,607.00
Sunday Collection Total
$ 4,071.00
Diocesan Collection
Deposit Total
$ 4,131.00
Thank you for your generosity!
This weekend we listened
to a special message from
Bishop Brandt and Fr.
John before making our
commitment. Thank you
to all who took the opportunity to make their commitment at
Mass this weekend. If you were unable to make your commitment at Mass, please consider making it this week. You may do
so online at, by sending your
pledge card to the Parish Office or dropping it off, or by completing your pledge card and placing it in the offertory basket next
weekend at Mass.
Sacramental Preparation
A sacramental preparation session for
parents and candidates, who will be receiving First Holy Communion in April, will
be held on Saturday, March 14, from 10:00
AM until 12:00 PM in St. Mary Friendship
Hall. This will be an important session, so please make every
effort to attend.
Attention Parents: Mark Your Calendar
Children who will be in 6th grade in the fall of
2015 and who have been enrolled in faith formation for 2 years will be confirmed either in
the fall of 2015 or the spring of 2016, date to
be announced by Bishop Brandt.
A preparation session for parents and candidates will be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 6:00 PM in Friendship Hall at St. Mary Church. If you did not receive a letter and
feel your child is eligible to receive the sacrament, please contact Debby in the Religion Center at 724-335-0785.
Pierogi & Kluski Sale
Due to the inclement weather last weekend, pierogi and
kluski will be sold under the Church after all Masses this weekend. Cost is $9.00 per dozen for pierogi and $4.00 per quart for
kluski. Quanities are limited.
4:00 PM D Dubnicay
9:30 AM G Becker
4:00 PM P Mudrinich, B Constant, J Peck
9:30 AM N Banichar, R Cowfer, J Puet
4:00 PM T Klawinski, M Hill
9:30 AM J & V Guerrini
St. Mary
7:30 AM B Bayne
11:30 AM D York
7:30 AM *A Perdeus, V Perdeus, E Stewart
11:30 AM *D Discello, Jen Kvortek, B Cybach
7:30 AM Kvortek Family
11:30 AM E White, S Middlby, N Klukaszewski
Attention St. Mary Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers
Our next schedule will begin March 29 through June 14.
For the Easter Triduum, Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy
Thursday will be held at 7:00 PM and Tenebrae will be held on
Good Friday. Masses celebrating Palm Sunday and Easter will
be the same as our usual Sunday Masses.
Input and volunteers are both appreciated—they make
scheduling easier! Please respond no later than Wednesday, March 18, via 724-339-9044 or [email protected]
The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything ...St. Julian.
In Honor
Kathy & Terry Pituch’s
50th Wedding Anniversary
From: John A. Dyrkacz
Thank you for your donation to St. Joseph
“People more frequently require to be reminded than informed.” ...Samuel Johnson
Partnered Parish News
Last Day for Easter Candy Sale
Today, March 8, is the final day to order delicious Easter
candy from Valos Candies. Funds raised will help defray the
cost of the high school youth 3-day conference that 17 of our
students will attend in June. Order forms are available in the
back of each of the churches. You may mail or phone in your
order to Debby at 724-335-0785 Checks should be made out to
St. Mary Church. Please consider purchasing your Easter candy from our youth. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Catholic Daughters of America Court #860 New Kensington
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00
PM in the Lodge Room at Mary Queen of ApostlesLeishman Avenue Site. As always, we are looking for new
members to build the court up for the National Convention in
Pittsburgh in July, 2016. For more information about this Catholic women’s group, contact Regent Theresa Shields at 724-3356354 or 412-302-6761.
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Next weekend, March 14 & 15, Girl Scouts will be selling cookies after the weekend Masses at St. Joseph. Your support is
Annual Men’s Day of Reflection
This spiritual event, open to all Catholic men, will be held on
Sunday, March 22, from 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM in St. Mary
Friendship Hall. Day includes the opportunity for the Sacrament
of Reconciliation, two separate sessions with a question/answer
discussion, Rosary, Mass with homily, full dinner and fellowship.
Guest speaker and celebrant will be Fr. Donald Raila, OSB. His
topic will be “Gospel of Joy in Lent and in Life”.
Donation: $17 per participant. Pre-registration is strongly
recommended. To register, call Ed at 724-339-8669.
Deadline: Monday, March 16
Congratulations, Ethan!
Ethan Schroeder, a seventh grade at Mary Queen of Apostles
School, received a First Place Award on the national level of the
Veterans of Foreign War Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. Ethan
has also won first place on the local, district and state levels.
This year’s theme was “Why I Appreciate American Veterans”.
VFW State Commander, Gary Smith, estimated that 10,700 students entered the contest this year.
Ethan and his parents traveled to Washington, DC for the
awards ceremony and toured the Capitol Building and various
monuments as the guest of the Department of Veterans of Foreign War. Ethan received a blazer embroidered with the Patriot’s
Pen logo to wear at the awards ceremony where he read his
essay. He also received a $5,000 monetary award.
Dayna Orlowski is the seventh grade teacher moderator.
Ethan is the son of Dr. Maryellen and Mr. Edward Schroeder of
Easter Basket Raffle
The St. Joseph Christian Mothers are selling
tickets for an Easter “Munny” Tree. Tickets are
$1.00 each and will benefit the St. Joseph Christian Mothers. Drawing will be held on Sunday,
March 29, after the 9:30 AM Mass.
Please be generous!
Cookie of the Month
This weekend, prior to and after both masses,
St. Joseph Parish will hold the “Cookie of the
Month” sale. This month’s feature cookie is Oatmeal Cookies at $5.00 a dozen. All proceeds will benefit the
Parish. Thank you to all our bakers and sellers for sharing your
time and talent. Interested in joining our team? If so, please call
the parish office at 724-337-6412, ext. 10.
Share the Word Bible Study
Share the Word Adult Bible Study meets on
Monday afternoons at St. Mary Parish from 1:00
PM - 3:00 PM in the Religion Center. All are welcome to join
us as we read and study the Gospel of Matthew. If you need a
Bible, one will be provided. Registration is not necessary. Next
session: March 9
Easter Butter Lambs
St. Joseph is sponsoring an Easter butter
lamb sale. Cost of each lamb is $4.00.
Order deadline is March 14 & 15 with
pickup on March 21 & 22. Continue this
tradition or make this a new addition to your Easter table. Signup sheet is located in the back of the Church.
St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul
March 15 is the feast day for St. Louise de Marillac, one of the
first members of the Society and the patron saint of social workers. The Conference thanks everyone, on this feast day, for
your contributions to our Poor Box, located in the left front of the
Church. To date the total is $104. The Poor Box was donated
and installed by the St. Mary Holy Name Society.
Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion, Lectors and Sacristans
We are now beginning preparation of the schedule for April
through June, 2015. Should you have any specific scheduling requests or changes for this time period, please complete
a scheduling form and return it to the Parish Office no later
than Thursday, March 12, 2015. If you have no changes or
requests, a preference form need not be submitted.
Thank you.
“People more frequently require to be reminded than informed.” ...Samuel Johnson
Neighbor News
St. Joseph High School Presents…….
Jesus Christ Superstar
Forum Theatre, Penn State University, New Kensington
Performances: March 19-21 at 7:30 PM,
March 21-22 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $10 and ordered by calling the box office at
724-226-7897 or [email protected]
Christ the King Easter Bake Sale
Nut/Poppyseed/Apricot Rolls - $11.50 each
Order Deadline: Monday, March 9
Paska Bread with or without raisins - $6.50 each
Order Deadline: Monday, March 16
To Order: 724-845-6252 or 724-842-0623
Easter Nut Roll Sale
Sponsored by St. Margaret Mary Parish
Cost: $11.00 each - Order Deadline: Monday, March 9
To order: Parish Office (724-335-2336),
Toni (724-339-0839), Maureen (724-335-6501) or
Dolores (724-335-0959)
Pickup Dates: March 17-19 (10 AM-7 PM) or March 20
(10:00 AM-5:00 PM) at 3055 Leechburg Road,
Lower Burrell, PA
“Come Be the Voice of Catholic Women”
A Lenten day of prayer and reflection, sponsored by Greensburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, on Saturday, March
14, at St. James Church, New Alexandria. Day begins with
Mass at 9:00 AM with Rosary for Priests to follow. An opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance is provided. Lunch will be
provided. There is no cost for the day.
Reservations can be made by contacting Ms. Millie Krinock at
724-537-2064. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, March 11.
Easter Nut Roll Sale
Sponsored by Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church
339 E. 10th Avenue, Tarentum
Nut/Poppyseed/Apricot Rolls - $12.00 each
Sale Dates: March 24, 25, 26
To Order: Lynn (724-352-0031)
between 10:00AM-8:00 PM
What’s Happening This Week
March 8
March 9
March 10
SM Holy Name Meeting
8:30 AM
SM Christian Mothers Meeting
9:00 AM
SJ Christian Mothers Easter Basket Raffle After Mass
Pierogi & Kluski Sale
After Masses
Gorzkie Zale (Bitter Lamentations)
2:00 PM
Youth Gathering
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Deadline for Valos Easter Candy Sale
Legion of Mary
9:00 AM
Share the Word Bible Study
1:00 PM
Conference Room
Friendship Hall
Under Church
Religion Center
St. Mary
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St. Joseph
St. Mary
St. Mary
St. Mary
Lower Conference Rm
Religion Center
St. Joseph
St. Mary
CGS Session
CGS Session
Religion Center
Religion Center
St. Mary
St. Mary
Lodge Room
St. Joseph
St. Mary
St. Joseph
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesday March 11
Stations of the Cross
CDA Court #860 New Ken Meeting
SM Liturgical Choir Rehearsal
SJ Choir Rehearsal
March 12
March 13
SM 7:30 AM Mass Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM
CGS Session
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stations of the Cross
12:30 PM
Religion Center
St. Mary
St. Mary
St. Mary
March 14
Sacramental Preparation for
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Parents & Candidates
SJ Christian Mothers Easter Basket Raffle After Mass
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
After Mass
SJ Christian Mothers Easter Basket Raffle After Mass
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
After Mass
Deadline for Easter Butter Lamb Orders
Friendship Hall
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