Bulletin - St. Ann Catholic Church

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 11
MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday - 6:00 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am
RECONCILIATION:
Saturday - 5:30 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.
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.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2015
God did not send his Son into the world
to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved
through him.
— John 3:17
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43
-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:116
Wednesday:Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18;
Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27,
29; Rm 4:13:16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21,
24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Friday:
Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23;
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:4053
Sunday:
Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Heb 5:79; Jn 12:20-33 Alternate readings (Year
A): Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Rom 8:811; Jn 11:1-45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45]
Monday:
ST. ANN CHURCH
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WEEKLY OFFERTORY REPORT
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PARISH OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS
March 15 9:30 am
10:30 am
March 16 7:00 pm
March 18 7:00 pm
7:30 pm
March 19 7:00 pm
LAST SUNDAY'S COLLECTION:
PARISH SHARE REPORT:
ASSESSMENT for 2014
PLEDGES:
The Gospel of Luke (Bell Room)
CCD Parent Meeting (Social Hall)
Knights of Columbus 4th degree (Carmichaels)
The Gospel of Luke (Bell Room)
The Light Is On For You
Nullity Presentation
PSP Total for 2014
LENTEN NULLITY PRESENTATION
The Tribunal Office of the Diocese of Pittsburgh will give
a 45 minute presentation on the marriage nullity process on
Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00 pm at St. Ann Parish, by
Very Rev. Thomas W. Kunz.
The purpose of the talk is to provide information about the
marriage nullity process and help those wanting to begin the
process to do so by receiving the initial paperwork. The talks
are directed toward those who have a desire for adult education
regarding this often misunderstood subject. People involved in
RCIA, as teachers or directors may have a special interest in
attending this talk. The cost is free. Registration is not required
but to plan for chairs and refreshments please let us know that
you are coming at [email protected] or call 412-456-3033.
COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES
Communal Penance Services will begin at 7:00 pm with a
number of priests from the Deanery present to hear individual
confessions that take place during the Reconciliation services.
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Thursday, March 26. . . . . . . . . . . . . ……….St. Ann, Waynesburg
Friday, March 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……...St. Ignatius, Bobtown
Monday, March 30 . . . …... . . . . . . ……... St. Hugh, Carmichaels
Tuesday, March 31. . . . .. . . . . …………..St. Marcellus, Jefferson
Wednesday, April 1 ……. . . St. Oliver, Plunkett, Fredericktown
$ 29,378.00
$ 29,330.00
$ 56,041.00
Total Pledges thus far: 40 Families
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This Wednesday throughout the diocese “The Light is on
For You.” Confession will be available Wednesday evening
in parishes throughout the diocese. Since I have two parishes,
the time will be 6-7 pm at St. Marcellus and 7:30-9 pm at St.
Ann. I hope all will take advantage of the opportunity or plan
on attending one of our upcoming communal penance services
listed in this bulletin. Confession is a great spiritual preparation for celebrating Holy Week.
June 5 to June 12 we will be having a mission trip to Guatemala. Anyone from either St. Ann or St. Thomas parish who
is interested in making the trip is encouraged to contact Lynne
Goroncy (724-852-1741) as soon as possible. The cost of the
trip is estimated at $1,000.00 and all adults (18 & over) are
invited to accompany us. Minors may attend only if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Adults must be compliant
with the Diocesan Safe Environment policy. Marci Snee has
further details on that if needed.
Finally, a reminder that our Holy Week schedule is in this
bulletin including Holy Saturday blessing of Easter Baskets.
We are publishing it early for your planning purposes as some
changes are necessary due to my assignment as pastor of both
parishes and the rules for the timing of the Easter Vigil.
$ 2,542.00
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LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR CATHOLICS
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
The obligation of abstinence (refraining from eating meat)
begins at the age of 14. The law of fasting (limiting oneself to
one full meal and two lighter meals) obligates all between the
ages of 18-59. No one should consider this obligation lightly.
Those individuals who have a medical condition in which
fasting may be considered harmful are not obligated to fast,
but should perform some other act of penance or charity.
Pastors and parents are to see to it that minors, though not
bound by law of fast and abstinence, are educated in the authentic sense of penance and encouraged to do acts of penance
or charity.
All members of the Christian Faithful are encouraged to do
acts of penance and charity during the Lenten season beyond
what is prescribed by the Law.
As a general rule, a request for a dispensation from the obligation of abstinence on Fridays of Lent will not be considered
unless some serious reason is present. The attendance of social events, banquets, wedding rehearsals or receptions are not
considered sufficient reason to request a dispensation.
“IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
SINCE MY LAST CONFESSION”
This Lenten season, Catholic
churches in the Diocese of Pittsburgh will have their doors open
and lights on, on Wednesday,
March 18th. If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have
been away for some time or just
found it difficult to get to a Saturday confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Christ and His Church.
“The Light is On for You,” especially if you haven’t been to
confession in a while. Visit www.diopitt.org/lighton and read
“A short Guide to Confession.” if you don’t remember how to
make a good Confession.
“The Light is on for you!”
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
will be available at
St. Marcellus from 6:00 until 7:00 pm
And at St. Ann from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.
2015 MISSION TRIP
The Mission Group of St. Ann will be making their annual
trip to Patzun, Guatemala early June. The trip cost is approximately $1,000.00.
If you are interested or have any questions about the trip
please contact Lynne Goroncy 724-852-1741 or Marci at the
Parish Office.
ST. ANN CHURCH
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PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY
LENT DONATION FOR SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army is in need of peanut butter & jelly as
they give great quantities to people in urgent need of food. This
is a great way to give back to our community during Lent. The
Women’s Guild have placed boxes at the church entrances for
the entire 40 days of Lent for you to contribute if you can.
Thank you in advance for helping with this great project. Also,
keep in mind that the guild will also be having their spring Garage Sale this year. Be thinking of things you can contribute.
SECOND COLLECTIONS
During Lent, second collections will be taken every weekend. This collects your “sacrifices” and supports our charitable
donations. The generous donations will be split into four charities: The St. Ann Charity Fund, Catholic Charities, Waynesburg’s Crisis Pregnancy Center, and Operation Rice Bowl.
Thank you for your continued generosity!
40 DAYS FOR LIFE PRAYER VIGIL
From February 18th through March 29th, the Body of
Christ throughout Pittsburgh will once again join together in
prayer, fasting, and a peaceful prayer vigil in front of Planned
Parenthood, where 2,366 pre-born babies were aborted last
year. This will be the 10th time that we have stormed the gates
of Hell with our prayerful witness on the sidewalk. Are we getting tired yet? Does it seem like we’ve “been there, done
that”? So…when do we give up? We don’t.
Pray with us in front of Planned Parenthood this Lent.
Monday, March 23rd, 11am to 3pm.
To be God's hands and feet.
To be God's light.
To witness to the truth.
To defend God's least.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Marci Snee in
the parish office. Ride sharing will be organized for both dates if
needed.
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 Larry Patterson, son-inlaw of John Koval, who passed away on Monday, March
9th, 2015.
Please pray for the consolation of his family and all those
who grieve for him.
*PASSION PLAY CANCELLED*
Unfortunately, there were a minimal number of participants
able to commit to this year's play, such that it's production and
performance would not be feasible. As a result, the 2015 Passion Play has been cancelled.
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).
FIRST RECONCILIATION
We congratulate those who make their First Reconciliation
during Lent this year:
Joei Barchiesi
Makenzie Barchiesi
Dominic Benamati
Joseph Kirsch
JJ Martinez
Ava Matiyasic
Grant McClure
Claire Milinovich
Chloe Mitchell
Fabian Ruvalcaba
Dalton Taylor
Derek Turcheck
Alex VanSickle
Please keep these children, their parents, and catechists in
your prayers as they continue their preparation for First Communion, which will be celebrated at Saint Ann's on May 2nd.
ELYSIAN FIELDS LAMB
The Mission Group will be offering for sale Elysian Fields
Farm Seasoned Butterflied Legs of Lamb for your Easter Meal.
Sign-up sheets will be available at the entrances of the Church
beginning March 14th through March 22nd with distribution
after Masses on Palm Sunday March 29th.
You also will be able to place your order via
email: [email protected] The price is 7.99 per
pound with the average weight being 4 pounds. Please remember that 100% of all proceeds will benefit the Children of
Patzun. As always, our gracious thanks for your continued
prayers and support.
ST ANN EASTER EGG HUNT!
There will be an Easter Egg hunt in the
church yard for children 10 years old and under prior to the Easter Basket Blessing on Holy Saturday, April 4th. The egg hunt will start
at 1:00 followed by the blessing of baskets at
1:30.
To properly prepare, please email Marci at
[email protected], by March 31st, your intent to
attend and how many children will participate.
In the event of rain, the egg hunt will take place inside.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM KIM STOLL
It is hard to find words to express how thankful my family is
for your expressions of love during this truly difficult time. I’d
like to extend sincere appreciation for your many prayers,
emails, calls and wishes. The support and encouragement you
have shown me during these last few weeks are truly a blessing
to my children and I. Perhaps you called, sent a card, prepared
the delicious food for the luncheon, participated in the funeral
Mass, or just got on your knees in prayer. Any thought in your
mind, concerning us, was felt and touched us with hope and
kindness.
“I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in
me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who believes in me
will never die.” ~John 11:25
Diocesan Toll Free Number for Abuse Response—1-888-808-1235
My husband likes to photograph the beauty
of creation. He has gotten very good at it, sometimes zooming in to focus on the details of individual flowers or butterflies, other times zooming out to capture the glory of a waterfall, a
mountain lake, or the fiery clouds billowing
from one of Hawaii’s volcanoes into a night sky
full of stars.
Several of his photos decorate my office
walls. He’s justifiably proud of each. They’re
the work of his artist’s eye and hand, so he signs
them and takes care to frame them just right.
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul calls us
God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus—not
because we were so amazing (we were, in fact,
sinners), but because he loved us.
John’s gospel echoes the sentiment: “God so
loved the world that he gave his only Son.” If a
human being like my husband can take pleasure
in and be justifiably proud of the work of his
own hands, then how much more can God love
his own handiwork? The answer, of course, is
immeasurably more. God loved us enough to
give us himself in Christ Jesus, who lay down
his life for us though we had done nothing to
deserve it.
The photos my husband creates can’t thank
him or give anything back to him, but it is in our
power to thank our Creator, who filled us with
life and redeemed us through Jesus’ death and
resurrection.
Today, try to love someone else a little more
out of sheer gratitude that God so loves you.
MARY KATHARINE DEELEY
[email protected]
WEEKLY LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS FOR ST. ANN
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday, March 14
6:00 pm - REX STOLL by Marci Snee
Sunday, March 15
8:30 am - MARY ANN DONAHUE by Stratus Construction, Bob & Kathleen
Monday, March 16
NO MASS
Tuesday, March 17
St. Patrick
7:30 am - SPECIAL INTENTION OF THE NGUYEN AND DINH FAMILIES
by Toa & Phuong
Rolling Meadows
10:00 am - REX STOLL by the Nursing Home Group
Wednesday, March 18
St. Cyril
6:30 pm - NO MASS “THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU” RECONCILIATION
Thursday, March 19
St. Joseph
7:30 am - KAY VUKMANIC by Bob & Lynn Hoover
Friday, March 20
12:15 pm - DORIS PETTIT by Tom & Roberta Boyd
THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Saturday, March 21
6:00 pm - FOR THE PEOPLE OF ST ANN PARISH
Sunday, March 22
8:30 am - DORIS PETTIT by St. Ann’s Bible Study Group
HOLY WEEK
8:00 pm
2:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 pm
Easter Sunday
8:30 am
10:30 am
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Holy Saturday
St. Ann
St. Marcellus
St. Thomas
St. Ann
St. Ann
St. Marcellus
Easter Egg Hunt, St. Ann, March 4th, 1:00 pm
Easter Basket Blessing, St. Ann, March 4th, 1:30
MASS SCHEDULE
FOR ST. THOMAS & ST. MARCELLUS
Monday & Wednesday
9:00 am - St. Thomas
Saturday
4:00 pm - St. Thomas
Sunday
10:30 am - St. Marcellus
St. Ann Altar Servers for March 14/15
6:00 pm: Deacon Jim; R. Janco, A. Shumaker, K. Hardie
(Eucharistic Ministers); J. Martinez, B. Brown (Lectors);
D. Waligora (Cantor ); A. Sielski, R. Sielski, M. Warman
(Youth Servers).
8:30 am: M. Davin (Adult Ser ver ); R. Phillips, M. Rohanna,
S. Pettit, J. Milinovich (Euchar istic Minister s); R. MacDowell, E. Barchiesi (Lector s); K. Bogucki (Cantor ); D. Huffman,
A. Revak, J. Revak (Youth Ser ver s).
St. Ann Altar Servers for March 21/22
6:00 pm: Deacon Jim; M. Davin, E. Schifko, E. Wang
(Eucharistic Ministers); B. Bocchini, K. Davin (Lectors);
J.
Goroncy (Cantor );
O. Sanvicente, O. Sanvicente, M.
Desrosiers (Youth Ser ver s).
8:30 am: Deacon Jim; L. Pettit, J. Marisa, B. Zalar, B.
Brown (Euchar istic Minister s); D. DuBois, R. MacDowell
(Lectors); S. Karg (Cantor); A. Guess, N. Guess, K. Larkin
(Youth Servers).
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