St. Andrew Butler, PA 16001 Bulletin 510111 MESSAGES: ST. ANDREW R. C. CHURCH A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust Rev. Nicholas J. Argentieri, Administrator 1660 North Main Street Ext. Butler, Pa. 16001 Rectory: 724-287-7781 ~ CCD Hall: 724-287-9221 ~ Fax: 724-287-7346 E-mail: [email protected] Website: standrewbuler.org THE A P OS T L E The First Called Butler Catholic School: 724-285-4276 Sister John Ann Mulhern, Principal MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Evening: 6:00PM Sunday: 8:30AM &11:00AM Monday-Tuesday: 8:00AM Thursday-Friday: 8:00AM Holy Days: See Schedule in Bulletin RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Grades pre-school through 7 Sunday 9:30AM to 10:45AM Grades 8 and 9 Confirmation Class Sunday 6:00PM to 8:00PM SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Wednesday from 7:00am to 7:30am. Saturday from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. March 29, 2015 Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Couples are requested to make arrangements at least six months before date of marriage. Contact the parish priest. [Christ Jesus] humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. ~ Philippians 2:8 PARISHIONERS Moving out? Please inform the Parish Office. We hate to see you go. God Bless you! Moving in? Please register at the Parish Office. We welcome you with love! DIOCESAN COORDINATOR FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE 1-888-808-1235 BULLETIN DEADLINE One week prior to Monday publication. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism should be made before the birth of the child. Call the Church Office at 724-287-7781 to make arrangements to attend Pre-Baptism class. The Sacrament may be celebrated during a week-end Mass, at noon on Sunday, or by appointment. March 29, 2015 St. Andrew Church LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS Take time, with your friends and family, to attend the Living Stations of the Cross, to be performed in our parish on Good Friday, April 3, at 7:00PM. Support our parish family members who have been diligently practicing to make this a very special presentation. CHURCH DECORATING We will be decorating the church for Easter at 9:00AM on Holy Saturday, April 4. If you would like to help, just show up! EASTER BLESSING OF FAMILIES On Easter Sunday, April 5, Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid, and William Winter will welcome families of the Pittsburgh Diocese to their Annual Blessing of Families at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland, beginning at 2:00PM. As they greet and bless your family, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witness to the Faith. Come and experience the Bishops’ expression of appreciation for the gift that you are, and the gifts that you bring to our Diocese. Each family will receive a special memento to take home and the children will receive a sweet treat. SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH PROGRAMS The Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden invite girls in 7th through 12th grades to explore the life of a Sister. Enjoy Liturgy with the Sisters, lunch, reflection, sharing, and a social on Sunday, April 19, from 10:00AM-3:00PM, or Thursday, April 23, from 9:00AM-1:30PM. No fee. Call 724-869-6585. Our deepest sympathy to Jim Walsh, and family, on the recent death of Jim’s brother, Douglas Walsh. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Our parish has a Conference of the St. Vincent dePaul Society. This wonderful organization helps those in need in our own area with donations of food, utilities, housing, and more. Please help us help those in need by putting your gently used clothing in the blue bin in our church parking lot, and your donations of food and paper goods in the orange bin in our church hall-way. Page Two The Collection for Sunday The collection for March 22, 2015 will be published in a later bulletin. RECONCILIATION Our second grade students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time today, after the 11:00AM Mass. Please keep the following children in your prayers as they prepare for First Eucharist: Konner Burek Luke Codispot Isabel Delso Bella Dorsey Cecelia Doyle Ethan Geibel Brayden Hardsock Abigail Lutz Mason McCall Nicholas Morando Jacqueline Shields Troy Spohn David Tirk Sophia VanFossen Dylan Whipkey GRAPEVINE CENTER The Grapevine Center, located at 140 N. Elm St., Suite B, Butler, is an activity center that provides a supportive atmosphere encouraging those with mental health conditions and/or drug and alcohol disorders to live in recovery. Peers mentor, inspire and support individuals and families in a healing environment as valued community citizens. It is open 7 days a week, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Visit www.grapevinecenter.org. RETROUVAILLE Retrouvaille offers help to couples experiencing trouble in their marriage. The weekend and post sessions focus on rebuilding marriage through better communication, listening, and understanding. A Retrouvaille weekend will be held April 10. Call 412-277-3434, or visit [email protected], or http:// www.retrouvailleofpittsburgh.org. THE GOOD LIFE Jesus was “troubled” as He neared the time of suffering. Jesus knew He could ask God to prevent His suffering, but He chose instead to pray, “Father, glorify your name.” (John 12:27-28). Suffering and death are part of living - may we see them as precious opportunities to glorify God and find His perfect place. March 29, 2015 St. Andrew Church Saturday 6:00 PM March 28 ~ Vigil George & Adelaide Borden (Sally & Jim Bauer) Sunday March 29 ~ Palm Sunday 8:30 AM People of St. Andrew 11:00 AM Bob Kappeler (Ginny Thompson) Monday March 30 ~ Monday of Holy Week Bertha Green (Al Feczko Fam.) 8:00AM Tuesday March 31~ Tuesday of Holy Week 8:00 AM Ori Albert (Eileen Kuciak) Wednesday April 1 ~ Wed. of Holy Week 7:00AM Confessions 8:00AM Esther McLaughlin (Eileen Kuciak) Thursday April 2 ~ Holy Thursday 6:00 PM Bernadette Ambrose (M/M Tim Sims) 7:00PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday April 3 ~ Good Friday 11AM-12PM Confessions 2:00 PM Scripture Service 7:00PM Living Stations of the Cross Saturday April 4 ~ Holy Saturday Vigil 3-5:00PM Confessions 8:30 PM Donald Bayne (Mary) Sunday April 5 ~ Easter Sunday 8:30 AM Fred Heinz Sr. (Pawlowicz Fam.) 11:00 AM People of St. Andrew David Martin, Bill, Tim, Gerrie, David, Baugus Fam., Tim, Karen King, Lewis Safran, Kelly DePalma, Mary, Nancy, Taylor, Father Victor Kriley, Denise McGrady, Joan McDonald, Jake & Jim Patton, Phoenix, Jaclyn, David, Lucas, Kristin Martin, Becky Richardson, Dianne, Loretta, Kelly Morando, Bill Spolar, Martha Robison, Carol Nazarek, Argentieri Family, Kristen Snyder, Fran Gutkowski, Margaret Albert, Geno Spohn, David, Debbie Strapac, Nancy, Nancy & Bob Mikan, Terry Steinhiser, Tom McMurray, Father Chuck Baptiste, Frank, Augie Shuler, Nell Brooks, Ron, Bernie DeCola, Bill, Ben, Ann, Lisa, Aida Baker, Jack McKain, Becky, Scott, Zach, Donna, Jim, Jacob, Marlene Fisher, Nancy Mc Carren, Louise, Chuck, Kristina Gerten, the sick and shut-ins of our parish and all who ask for our prayers. MINISTERS SCHEDULE Lector: Servers: Ushers: MINISTERS SCHEDULE Lector: Servers: Ushers: HOLY THURSDAY ~ APRIL 2 6:00PM Sharon Stevens D. & D. Miller, R. Waitlevertch, R. Rumbaugh A. Erie, D. Zarnick, H. Savisky, D. Fuechslin, J. Hudak EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION M. L. Galecki, J. & C. Waitlevertch Lector: Servers: Ushers: GOOD FRIDAY ~ APRIL 3 2:00PM N. Swidzinski, J. Shope C. & S. Misera, M. & N. Corlew F. Heinz Jr., A. Miller, J. Trotta, J. Green EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION S. Stevens Page Three Lector: Servers: Ushers: Lector: Servers: Ushers: EASTER VIGIL ~ APRIL 4 8:30PM S. Stevens A. Vavro, J. Rosenbaum A. Erie, D. Zarnick, H. Savisky. D. Fuechslin, J. Hudak EASTER SUNDAY ~ APRIL 5 8:30AM N. Swidzinski N. & M. Corlew F. Heinz Jr., A. Miller, J. Trotta, J. Green 11:00AM J. Shope D. & D. Miller D. Dancik, F. Fugini, P. Kengor, M. Broderick EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION 8:30PM S. Bauer, C. Maletta, 8:30AM 11:00AM C. Waitlevertch L. Corlew, M. L. Galecki, P. Brady C. Shope, J. Toogood, B. Ambrose “WATCH AND PRAY” Brothers and Sisters in the Lord, Happy Palm Sunday! It is time to get excited, wave your palm branches in the air and sing with me, “HOSANNA TO THE SON OF DAVID, HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST, BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!” Note that all of our statues have been veiled in purple to emphasize how this week ranks above all other weeks of the Church year. This week we remember solemnly how far God will go to prove His love for us, even to the point of dying, dying on the cross. Today we are blessed to read the Passion account according to St. Mark. I’ve heard the comparison that reading the Passion Narratives from one of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, is similar to the experience of baking bread from scratch. When you bake bread from scratch, by the end of the process you can’t help but be covered with flour. In similar fashion, when you take the time to read a Passion Narrative from one of the Gospels, at the end of the reading your soul can’t help but be covered in God’s grace! In recent years, when I take the time to read and meditate on the Passion Narratives, my heart is drawn to the experience of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemani. After I was ordained a transitional deacon, the step right before being ordained a priest, I was blessed to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with 35 other seminarians during Christmas and New Years of 2007 into 2008. Seeing first hand where Jesus was born, slept, ate, walked, preached, performed his miracles, died and rose again, ascended into heaven, and sent the Holy Spirit upon Mary and the apostles in the upper room, changed forever the way I read Sacred Scripture. In the course of those two weeks, I prayed in the Garden of Gethsemani. The locals believe one of the oak trees in the garden, which I prayed beside, dates back to the time when Jesus would have prayed during that First Holy Thursday Night. Jesus’ request to the apostles that night seemed simple enough: “Watch and Pray,” and yet we know how difficult it was for the apostles to stay awake. This week may we make an extra effort to watch and pray with our Lord, perhaps read through the passion account outside of Mass, and let God cover you in His graces! God Bless You, Father Nick HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE HOLY THURSDAY: 6:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00PM ~ 10:00PM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel GOOD FRIDAY: 11:00AM ~ NOON Confessions 2:00PM Scripture Service Veneration of the Cross, Communion 7:00PM Living Stations of the Cross HOLY SATURDAY: 3:00 ~ 5:00PM Confessions 8:30PM Easter Vigil Mass EASTER SUNDAY: 8:30AM & 11:00AM Masses HOLY THURSDAY Lent ends on Holy Thursday, although we keep our fast. We cross over from Lent to Triduum at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. At that Last Supper, Jesus changed thebread and wine into His body and blood. He ordained the Apostles His first priests. GOOD FRIDAY The solemn remembrance of Christ’s crucifixion and death on Calvary takes place during the Good Friday Scripture Service. Today we fast and abstain. HOLY SATURDAY The Easter Vigil begins with the Service of Light. The priest blesses the fire, from which the Easter candle is lit. Baptismal water is blessed. We renew our Baptismal promises. Easter Sunday ends the Triduum. For fifty days we enjoy the Easter season.
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