Saint Paul Parish - the Church of St. Paul

Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2015
Saint Paul Parish
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg
820 Carbon Road ● Greensburg, PA 15601
Rev. Lawrence L.
Manchas
Pastor
Parish Office Hours
Liturgical Schedule
Monday - Thursday
Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil
Sunday
8:30 AM—12:00 NOON &
1:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Fridays
8:30 AM — 3:00 PM
Rev. Francisco Robles
Gan, Jr.
Parochial Vicar
4:30 PM
9:00 AM
Weekday Masses: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM
Reconciliation:
Saturday
3:00 PM
Parish Staff
Sue Craig …….Coordinator of Faith Formation
Jason Stanislaw…...Director of Evangelization
Emily Lapisardi…...…..…...Director of Music
Ginny Buzzard ...…….…...Business Manager
James Mosser…………………......…Secretary
Bob Stauffer..…..……Director of Maintenance
Weddings & Baptisms
Baptisms: By appointment only. Please call the Parish Office at least four months in advance of the birth. A
class for parents is required to reflect on the meaning of
the sacrament, to review the ceremony, and to highlight
the importance of the family’s commitment to practice
the Catholic Faith.
Weddings: Engaged couples, one of whom must be
Parish Directory
Church: . ………………………..724-834-6880
Church Fax: ... ………………..….724-834-1492
Church Email: . ………..…[email protected]
Web Site:. …………www.churchofsaintpaul.org
St. Vincent de Paul….………….724-420-3279
an active, registered member of the parish, should contact the Parish Office at least six months in advance of
the intended wedding; a date should not be set before
this contact. Pre-marriage formation is required to prepare for this serious, life-long commitment.
Aquinas Academy: ……………..724-834-7940
New Parishioners: You are warmly welcomed
to the Parish. You may register by calling the Parish Office.
Moving: Please notify the office immediately.
Bulletin Deadline: Monday: 12:00 Noon
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DIOCESAN
LENTEN
APPEAL
PROGRESS
March 22, 2015
Parish Goal=$65,000
$54011
- - -Diocesan Goal
$37472
- - -We are here
Reaching the parish
goal this year will
provide for cushioning our pews and
refurbishing our
kneelers.
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
As we approach Holy Week, the creative juices of the ancient church of Jerusalem
begin to shape our journey. In old Jerusalem at this season of the year, the attempt was
made to recall the events leading up to Christ’s passion. Those attempts were based not
only on time, with celebrations of events as close to the day and hour as possible, but
also on people’s best guesses as to the actual place of these events. Vast numbers of
pilgrims flooded the city during the forty days of Lent, many of them catechumens in
their last stages of preparation for initiation. The fourth-century Spanish nun Egeria
wrote a delightfully detailed diary of her experience of this lively and aerobic liturgy,
which involved hearty singing, strong preaching, and nimble processions across vast
and arduous terrain.
Much of this energy was lost over the centuries, with the procession of palms a
noteworthy exception. Northern climates had to reinterpret this Jerusalem liturgy, using forsythia, willow, or
olive branches, but to this day the entry into Holy Week
by a community on the move accompanied by joyful
song hearkens back to a venerable tradition. Egeria’s
letters were rediscovered a little more than a hundred
years ago, but they reveal a pattern of prayer: full, conscious, active participation, to which we have a
right and a duty.
Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LENTEN DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS & OFFERING CARDS
Lenten Devotional Booklets and Lenten Offering Cards are in the vestibule of the Church
for your convenience. Please feel free to take what you need to enhance your Lenten
experience.
CMBBT/ NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING INSTRUCTION
SCHEDULE.
CMBBT Instruction is provided by a medically certified instructor, who receives supervision, monitoring and on-going training. Annual recertification is required. No medications or devices are needed. It is safe, natural, 97% effective when used correctly and
consistently. Sessions for the remainder of the year are from 6-8:00PM on the dates
listed below:
April 11, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 10, September 12, October 5, November 9, and
December 7.
For more information and to register please contact Mary Ann Newhouse at Catholic
Charities 724-837-1840 ext. 1658.
A TEMPORARY CHANGE… We go through this a few times each year when
the production of our bulletin gets off schedule due to special holy days. With Triduum
and Easter approaching 4 bulletins will be published in the span of only 2 weeks. It becomes obvious that acquiring the financial information needed for the Offeratory section
will not be possible, so reporting it will be suspended until the first week after Easter.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Mark your calendar!
The following are services scheduled for
St. Paul Parish for Palm Sunday, Holy Week,
Easter Vigil & Easter:
Palm Sunday March 28-29
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:30PM
Sunday Mass 9:00AM.
Holy Thursday April 2
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper 7:00PM.
Eucharistic Adoration will follow in the Chapel
of Repose (Sullivan Room), concluding at
10:45PM with Night Prayers
Good Friday April 3
Good Friday/ the Lord’s Passion 2:00PM
Tenebrae 8:30PM
Holy Saturday & Easter Vigil April 4
Blessing of Baskets 12:00Noon;
Celebration of Easter Vigil starting at 8:30PM.
Reception will follow Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday April 5
Easter Sunday Mass/ the
Resurrection of the Lord 9:00AM
**************
St. Bruno Church has a schedule very similar
to ours:
Palm Sunday March 28-29
Saturday Vigil Mass 6:00PM
Sunday Mass 11:00AM
Holy Thursday April 2
Celebration of the Lord’s Supper 7:00PM.
Eucharistic Adoration will follow in the Church
Hall concluding at 10:45PM with Night Prayers
Good Friday April 3
Good Friday/ the Lord’s Passion 2:00PM
Easter Vigil April 4
Celebration of Easter Vigil starting at 8:30PM.
Reception in the Church Hall following Mass.
Easter Sunday April 5
Easter Sunday /Mass of the Resurrection
of the Lord 11:00AM
Please consult the Diocesan website for other
Easter and Holy Week Celebrations at
www.dioceseofgreensburg.org.
A SUNDAY SMILE...A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what
the Bible means!" His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?
The son replied, "I do know!" "Okay," said his father "What does the Bible mean?" "That's easy,
Daddy..." the young boy replied excitedly, " It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving
Earth.'
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March 22, 2015
This Week at Saint Paul Parish
Heroes For HIM †
Sunday, March 22
Youth Ministry 6:00PM Youth Room
Youth (Grades 6-12)
Monday, March 23
Cub Scouts 6:30PM Parish Hall
Tuesday, March 24
Bible Study 1-2:30PM and 7-8:30PM
Sullivan Room and Room 101
Good Shepherd 5:30-7:30PM Atrium
St. Paul Reconciliation Service 7PM
Wednesday, March 25, Annunciation of the Lord
Good Shepherd 9:30-11:30AM
Rosary-12:15PM Church
Boy Scouts 7:00PM Parish Hall
Choir 7:00PM Church
Bible Study 7-8:30PM Room 101
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
Stations of the Cross 12:15PM
Saturday, March 28
Faith Formation 9:30-11:30AM
Parent/Child Eucharistic Retreat 9:30AM
Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday
Youth Ministry Palm Sunday Dinner /Craft 4PM Parish Hall
Annual Palm Sunday Gathering 4:00PM Parish Hall
MARCH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT SAINT PAUL 6-8 PM
March 22 ~ Church Search
March 29 ~ Palm Sunday Dinner ~ Craft @4:00PM
THE NEW COVENANT
When the prophet Jeremiah coined the term “new covenant” he was
actually doing something quite radical. For the Jewish people, there was
only one covenant, the one made between the Lord God and Israel
through Moses at Mount Sinai. For Jeremiah to suggest that God would
somehow supersede the covenant with a new one would have sounded
audacious to Jewish ears. But in this way he is a predecessor of Jesus
who, in the Gospel of John, is continually portrayed as superseding the
past, establishing the reign of God in a new way. And in today’s Gospel
passage, Jesus the “new covenant” speaks the language of his “new
commandment” of love when he tells of the dying grain of wheat, and of
our own need to die to self in order to be raised with
Christ. As Lent ends and we prepare to enter into
Holy Week, the dying grain of wheat serves as an
excellent symbol of the kind of dying and self‑sacrifice to which disciples are called, a symbol of that
new covenant written deep within our hearts.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
UPCOMING EVENTS
March 22-28: Other Local Reconciliation Services
March 22 @ 2PM: Holy Cross Church
March 23 @ 7PM: St. Bruno
March 25 @ 7PM: St Benedict
March 26 @ 7PM: Our Lady of Grace
March 28 @ 11AM: Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
March 29, 4:00PM: Living Stations of the Cross at St Joseph
Church, Derry. Social to follow. All are welcome
April 9, 7:00PM: Sisters in Faith Meeting.
Women age 20 and up are invited to join us at Saint Paul
Parish. Please contact Sue Craig 724-834-6880 ext. 14 or
[email protected] for details.
April 14, 6:00PM: Discovering Christ Leadership Team will
meet in St. Bruno's Parish Center. Those interested should
contact Jack Waite 724-972-1246, [email protected]
April 18, 3:45 PM: 10th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction.
Tickets available until April 10th by contacting St. Emma
Monastery at 724-834-3060.
April 23, 6:00PM: 17th Annual Communities of Salt & Light
Award Dinner, at Stratigos Banquet Hall in North Huntingdon.
For tickets or ads please contact Heather Rady at Catholic
Charities, 724-837-1840 X1504.
MINISTRY PHOTO
SESSIONS
Saturday (continued)
1:00 Environmentalists
Wednesday March 25th (in Sullivan 1:10 Landscaping/Grounds
Committee
room)
1:20
Rosary Altar Society
6:30 finance council
1:30
Lectors
6:40 prayer chain
1:40
Altar
Servers
6:50 funeral choir/ funeral meal minis1:50
Greeters
try/funeral altar servers
2:00 Ushers
(in church)
2:10 Saint Vincent De Paul
7:00 choir (in church)
2:20 Rosary Makers
7:10 cantors (in church)
2:30 Youth Ministry
7:20 young adult ministry
2:40 Money Counters
2:50 Sacristans
Saturday March 28th (in church)
3:00 Other Groups/Candids/
12:30 Dream Team
Re-takes
12:40 Knights of Columbus
11:45 Catechists (Sue)
12:50 Eucharistic Ministers/ Home
bound Eucharistic Ministers
SECOND COLLECTION MARCH 28-29 LOCAL CHARITIES
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — I will make a new covenant; I will write my law upon
their hearts (Jeremiah 31:31-34) or Ezekiel 37:12-14.
Psalm — Create a clean heart in me, O God (Psalm 51) or Psalm 130.
Second Reading — Christ learned obedience and became the source
of eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:7-9) or Romans 8:8-11.
Gospel — If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it produces
much fruit (John 12:20-33) or
John 11:1-45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45].
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62];
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:1-11
Nm 21:4-9; Ps 102:2-3, 16-21; Jn 8:21-30
Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10;
Lk 1:26-38
Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9: Jn 8:51-59
Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-7; Jn 10:31-42
Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13; Jn 11:45-56
Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 (procession);
Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24;
Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1 — 15:47 [15:1-39]
PRAYER CHAIN LEADERS
Philomena Lillie
Audrey & Mike Lucotch
724-832-8521
724-834-2113
St. Paul Prayer Chain is always open to new
members. No meetings are involved. The
chain is activated on Tuesday evenings and
members pray from their homes. If you have
questions or if you would like to be part of
this special ministry of prayer please call
either Philomena Lillie or Audrey Lucotch.
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday
4:30 p.m.
March 21-Vigil
†Nick, Mary & Donna Uliano
(Dwane & Jackie Keller, & Family)
Sunday
9:00 a.m.
March 22– Fifth Sunday in Lent
†Living and Deceased of our Parish Family
Monday
8:00 a.m.
March 23
†Lois Jean Voll
(Jeff, Kathy, Barb, Carol & their families)
Wednesday
8:00 a.m.
March 25
†Virginia Todaro
(Todaro Family)
Friday
8:00 a.m.
March 27
†Joseph & Agnes Sweeney Family
(Joe & Ursula Sweeney)
Saturday
4:30 p.m.
March 28-Vigil
†William Moyer
(Family)
Sunday
9:00 a.m
March 29 –Palm Sunday
†Michael Vinkler
(wife, children & grandchildren)
LITURGICAL MINISTERS’
PALM SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 28, 4:30 PM
Extraordinary Ministers: Sue Craig, Bob Chappell, Joe
Brecht, Megan Craig, Walt Moore, Dave Ream, & Lisa Crowe
Lector: Carol/Paul Whalen
Altar Servers: Ben Craig, Sean Newhouse, Maggie Oblak,
Caleb & Noah Ficerai-Garland
Sunday, March 29, 9:00 AM
Extraordinary Ministers: Jeff,
Stephanie & Vanessa Peterinelli,
Norma Mosser, Brenda Concannon, Sharon DeVito, & Peter
Brinza
Lector: Amy/John Ranker
Altar Servers: Brian Gralluzzo,
Evan Thomas, Brianna
Savko, Jarret & Jaclyn Ream