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    St. Agnes (Richeyville)

    March 15, 2020

    “If we wish to serve God and

    love our neighbor well, we must

    manifest our joy in the service we

    render to Him and them.

    Let us open wide our hearts.

    It is a joy which invites us.

    Press forward and fear nothing!"

    ~Saint Katharine Drexel


    Our Mission Statement

    We, the parishioners of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish,

    serve Southeast Washington County with a spirit of

    welcome, compassion and charity.

    We are a community rooted in the Eucharist

    and nourished by the Sacraments.

    We come together to joyfully celebrate our faith in

    prayer and worship, respecting our spiritual diversity

    and cultural heritage. We are sent forth from this

    Eucharistic community, in response to the call of Jesus

    our Savior, to reach out to youth, families, elderly, and

    all those in need in our parish, communities and

    beyond. In the pioneering spirit of our patroness, we

    offer support through witness, prayer and good works,

    and we embrace the challenges and opportunities of

    what it means to be a Christian

    in an ever-changing world.

    Weekend Mass Schedule

    Saturday Vigil - 4:00 p.m.

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Saturday Vigil - 6:00 p.m.

    Richeyville Mission Church

    Sunday - 9:00 a.m.

    Richeyville Mission Church

    Sunday - 11:00 a.m.

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Parish Website:



    Pastoral Staff

    Director of Evangelization and

    Faith Formation

    Deb Augustine (ext. 412)


    [email protected]

    Office Manager

    Theresa Moser (ext. 404)


    [email protected]

    Office Assistant

    Patty Prekrel (ext. 405)

    Email: [email protected]

    Bulletin Editor

    Sharon Zigerelli

    Email: [email protected]

    Safe Environment Coordinator

    Joan Organiscak (ext. 410)

    Email: [email protected]

    Facilities Manager

    Gary Damich (ext. 418)

    Email: [email protected]


    Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri-10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Closed on Wednesday


    126 Church Street

    Bentleyville, Pennsylvania 15314


    724-209-1370 724-987-7204


    [email protected]



    Contact the administration center to

    make arrangements. Pre-Baptism

    classes are obligatory.


    Couples must contact a priest at least

    six months prior to the proposed date.

    Marriage instructions are compulsory.


    If a parishioner is seriously ill or about

    to have surgery, please notify the

    administration center.


    Saturday 3:15-3:45 PM Bentleyville

    Saturday 5:20-5:45 PM Richeyville

    Sunday 8:20-8:45 AM Richeyville

    Also available by appointment.

    Contact the administration center.


    The Rite of Christian Initiation for

    Adults & Children: For those who

    have not received all sacraments of

    initiation and for those who would like

    to become a Catholic. Please contact

    the Parish Office at 724-209-1370.











    City_______________________Zip________________Phone__________________Cell Phone___________________

    CHECK ONE �New Registration �Change of Address �Moving out of Parish

    Note: Use of this form does not automatically register you with the parish.

    Welcome to Saint Katharine Drexel Parish!

    Diocese Victims Assistance Hotline:

    Phone: 888-808-1235 or 412-456-3093

    Reporting Child Abuse

    Phone: 1-800-932-0313

    Call 911 Immediately

    if a child is in danger.

    The ChildLine and Abuse Registry is

    available 24 hours to receive reports of

    suspected child abuse. Any person may

    report suspected abuse

    and remain anonymous.


    If you or someone you know needs

    assistance please call the

    Saint Vincent de Paul

    Society Help Line at 724-249-4715

    “Let us love God, my brothers,

    let us love God, but let it be through the

    works of your hands. Let it be by the

    sweat of our brow.”

    ~Saint Vincent de Paul~

    Parish Website

    Go to: www.katharinedrexelpgh.org

    College Campus Ministry

    Reverend Thomas J.


    Director of Campus

    Ministry at California

    University, Waynesburg

    University & W & J


    College Masses:

    (California University Auditorium)

    Sundays at 10:00 AM

    Mondays at 6:00 PM

    When College is in session

    Email: [email protected]

    Drexel Hall Rental

    Contact Stan Glowaski - 724-239-3673

    Reverend Edward L. Yuhas


    [email protected]

    Reverend Donald Chortos

    Senior Parochial Vicar

    [email protected]

    Deacon Tom Raymond

    [email protected]

    Clothing Bin at Benteyville Campus

    Bring your clean gently used, or new

    clothing for the Saint Vincent de Paul

    Society Clothing Bin which is located on

    the Bentleyville Campus. Next to Drexel

    Hall Chapel.

    Food Bank Collection is taken the 2


    weekend of each month.


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    Saturday, March 14 - Vigil: Third Sunday of Lent

    4:00 p.m. (Bentleyville) Joseph Michael Brova

    (Marianne & Fran Foglia and Karen & Dominick Bovalina)

    6:00 p.m. (Richeyville) Robert & Margaret Kopsack (Son, George Kopsack)

    Sunday, March 15 - Third Sunday of Lent

    9:00 a.m. (Richeyville) Adele Luketich (Elsie Pataski)

    11:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) Mildred & Stanley Glowaski (Stan & Anna Marie Glowaski)

    Monday, March 16 - Lenten Weekday

    8:30 a.m. (Richeyville) Elaine Conaway (Alana Jo Stathers)

    9:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) Adele Luketich (Sandy Monovich)

    Tuesday, March 17 - Lenten Weekday

    Saint Patrick, Bishop

    8:30 a.m. (Richeyville) Josephine Bizick (Catherine Rosemeier)

    9:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) John Kadash (Rose Kordick & Family)

    Wednesday, March 18 - Lenten Weekday

    Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

    9:00 a.m. (Bentleyvil le) Lucarelli Family

    6:30 p.m. (Bentleyville) Stanley Milchovich (Mr. & Mrs. John Dziak)

    Joe Lojek (Rose Teluch)

    Thursday, March 19 - Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    8:30 a.m. (Richeyville) Helen Havrilesko Stroud (Sister-in-law, Betty Havrilesko)

    9:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) Joseph M. Brova (Marlene Oreski & Elaine Kevech)

    Friday, March 20 - Lenten Weekday

    8:30 a.m. (Richeyville) Richard Oblak (Mr. & Mrs. Ron Olson)

    9:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) Elizabeth Perchinsky (Family)

    Saturday, March 21 - Vigil: Fourth Sunday of Lent

    4:00 p.m. (Bentleyville) Richard Oblak (Brad & Char Bozovich)

    6:00 p.m. (Richeyville) Elizabeth Smereczniak (Dawn & Pat Miller)

    Sunday, March 22 - Fourth Sunday of Lent

    9:00 a.m. (Richeyville) Maria Motycki (Kay Martin)

    11:00 a.m. (Bentleyville) Parents & Family Members (Helen & Cornell Kvartek)

    Readings for the Week

    of March 15, 2020

    Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Ps 95:1-2, 6-7,

    8-9/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or

    4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

    Monday:2 Kgs 5:1-15b/Ps 42:2,

    3; 43:3, 4 [cf. Ps 42:3]/Lk 4:24-30

    Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43/Ps 25:4

    -5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 [6a]/Mt


    Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Ps

    147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 [12a]/Mt


    Thursday:2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a,

    16/Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29/Rom

    4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21,

    24a or Lk 2:41-51a

    Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Ps 81:6c-

    8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 [cf.

    11 and 9a]/Mk 12:28-34

    Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Ps 51:3-4,

    18-19, 20-21ab [cf. Hos 6:6]/Lk


    Next Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7,

    10-13a/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [1]/

    Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9,

    13-17, 34-38

    �In Memoriam �

    PLEASE PRAY for the repose of the souls

    of Robert Mercante, Helen DiMarzio,

    Joseph Dolak, Joseph Corlazzoli, Sr. and

    Robert Zaporowski who were buried from

    our parish. May their souls and the souls

    of all the faithful departed, through the

    mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

    Sanctuary Candle

    The Sanctuary Candle will burn

    at our church this week for the

    following intention:

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Baptism of Easton Moser

    By Family

    Richeyville Mission Church

    Marge Sawicky,

    Health & God’s Blessings

    By Helen Marie

    Liturgical Ministers

    Serving Next Weekend,

    Mar. 21- 22, 2020


    Sat. 4:00 PM.

    M. Oreski, Deacon Tom,

    S. Fitch


    Sat. 6:00 p.m.

    N. Midla, P. Husarchik,

    A. Pagac


    Sun. 9:00 a.m.

    D. Kallis, C. Gordon, B. Bauer


    Sun. 11:00 a.m.

    M. Alton, Deacon Tom,

    C. & S. Sneith


    Money Counters:

    Monday, 3/23, 2020

    Jerry Blackburn, Frank Femia,

    Stan Glowaski, John


    The Samaritan woman said to him, “How

    can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman,

    for a drink?” Jesus answered and said to her,

    “If you knew the gift of God and who is

    saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would

    have asked him and he would

    have given you living water.” - Jn 4:9a, 10


    Dear Friends in Christ:

    Throughout all four Gospels, we hear

    how Jesus often uses very basic things in life

    to teach profound spiritual truths. Such is the

    case on this Third Sunday of Lent. From the

    portion of Saint Matthew’s Gospel a life

    changing encounter happens over water – a

    most basic need for survival.

    The thirst experienced by the woman at the well

    is not just about water to drink, rather it is about the deepest longings of the human heart – thirsting

    for God.

    The conversion experience of the woman at the well gives us hope in the midst of our spiritual

    journey not only through Lent but all through life. Jesus met her where she was and led her to where

    she needed to be, calling her out of herself by raising her awareness to focus on satisfying the thirsts

    of the human heart.

    The lesson for our spiritual lives in this season of Lent through the conversion experience of

    the woman at the well is that we, too need to return over and over again to Jesus – the fountain of

    living water who is the one for whom our hearts thirst to be spiritually nourished.

    What are the areas of your spiritual life that need to be refreshed and renewed in the fountain

    of living water who is Christ Jesus? May all of us use the remaining days of this season of Lent to

    examine our spiritual lives to see where we thirst and allow the Lord to refresh us and lead us to

    where we need to be in deeper relationship with him.

    “Lent is the autumn of the spiritual life

    during which we gather fruit to keep us going

    for the rest of the year.”

    ~Saint Frances de Sales~



    The Rite of Sending was celebrated for Tom &

    Mike Zekir with their dad, Mike Zekir, Sr. as

    Sponsor on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Tom and

    Mike will meet Bishop Zubik on Sunday, March

    15, 2020 at Saint Paul Cathedral and sign

    their names in the Book of the Elect. Tom &

    Mike will receive the Sacraments of Initiation

    at the coming Easter Vigil at our parish. Let us

    remember Tom & Mike in our daily prayers as

    they prepare for the Easter Sacraments.



    Sunday, March 15

    RCIA - First Scrutiny 9:00 AM Mass

    9:15 - 10:45 AM Sacramental Prep Session

    Drexel Hall

    2:30 PM Rite of Election in

    Saint Paul Cathedral

    Lectio Prayer Lenten Series

    7:00 - 8:15 PM

    (Online Web Meeting)

    Monday, March 16

    5:45 PM Pot Luck Dinner

    Drexel Hall

    6:30 PM Lenten Renewal

    with Father Joe Freedy

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Tuesday, March 17

    5:45 PM Meager Meal

    Richeyville Mission Church

    6:30 PM Lenten Renewal

    with Father Joe Freedy

    Richeyville Mission Church

    Wednesday, March 18

    6:30 PM Mass/Lenten Renewal

    with Father Joe Freedy

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Thursday, March 19

    1:00 PM Mon Valley Hospital Visitation

    Thomas Merton Small Group

    6:00 to 7:30 PM

    (Drexel Hall Conference Room)

    Friday, March 20

    Fish Fry 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    (Drexel Hall)

    Take outs: 724-209-1370 Ext. 424

    9:30 AM - 6:15 PM All Day Eucharistic

    Adoration/Bentleyville Main Church

    12:00 NOON Stations of the Cross/


    6:30 PM Stations of the Cross/


    Saturday, March 21

    4:00 PM Mass

    RCIA - Second Scrutiny

    Sunday, March 22

    Lectio Prayer Lenten Series

    7:00 - 8:15 PM

    (Online Web Meeting)

    Saint Katharine Drexel Social and Outreach Organization

    These receptions are open to the whole parish. Please plan on joining us for some refreshments

    and social time with your fellow parishioners.

    Lenten Fish Fry’s

    Saint Katharine Drexel Parish is pleased to offer our Lenten Fish Fry’s! The Fish

    Fry’s will be held each Friday of Lent. Our menu will include: beer battered

    cod sandwich, beer battered cod dinner with 2 sides, baked cod fillet dinner with 2

    sides, crab cake dinner with 2 sides, three potato/cheese pierogi’s, French fries,

    mac-n-cheese, Cole slaw, green beans, apple sauce, stewed tomatoes, assorted

    beverages and free desert! We are also adding a new feature: potato pancakes!

    Take outs will be available. Save the dates and plan to join us for our Fish Fry’s!

    A reception will be held on

    Sunday, April 19 following the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Richeyville

    Sight & Sound Trip to Lancaster – Queen Esther

    Saint Katharine Drexel Parish is pleased to sponsor a bus trip to

    the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Come and

    experience the live production of one of the most riveting Bible stories of

    the Old Testament. The story of Queen Esther comes to life with

    magnificent sets, special effects and live animals! This is an overnight trip:

    Tuesday, May 12


    and Wednesday, May 13


    , 2020. The cost is $250.00

    per person [two guests per room] and includes the bus fare, tickets for the

    Queen Esther show, hotel accommodations at Tru by Hilton Hotel,

    breakfast and dinner at Hershey Farms on Tuesday. A $50.00 deposit due

    by April 1, 2020 and final balance due by April 10, 2020. At least 52

    people must register to participate in the trip. If you have questions,

    contact Bill Marshall by phone: 724-747-1401 or via email:

    [email protected]



    Lenten Regulations

    The penitential season of Lent calls all of us to acts of repentance through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

    Since Lent retains its ancient penitential character, we are to make the entire Lenten season a period of

    special observance through the three practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. In order to help you explain

    how this is conveyed through the law that has been handed on to the Church, below you will find an outline

    of regulations regarding the Lenten season as outlined by the Diocese of Pittsburgh:

    1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of

    abstinence in the United States.

    2. The obligation of abstinence (refraining from eating meat) begins at age 14. The law of fasting (limiting

    oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals) obliges all between the ages of 18-59. No one should

    consider this obligation lightly.

    3. Those individuals who have a medical condition in which fasting may be considered harmful are not

    obliged to fast, but should perform some other act of penance or charity.

    4. Pastors and parents are to see to it that minors, though not bound by the law of fast and abstinence, are

    educated in the authentic sense of penance and encouraged to do acts of penance suitable to their age.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 at social events, banquets, wedding

    rehearsals or receptions, or funeral wakes are not considered sufficient reason to request a dispensation.

    Eucharistic Exposition/Adoration – Fridays of Lent – Bentleyville Main


    Each Friday during Lent, we are providing you an opportunity to participate

    in Eucharistic Adoration as an increased time for prayer. The 9 AM Mass will

    be held in the Bentleyville Main Church each Friday of Lent followed by all day

    Eucharistic Adoration until Benediction at 6:15 PM. At least two people are

    needed to cover all the hours throughout the day. You can sign-up for a 60

    minute slot. Captains are also needed who are willing to be on call during the

    day who can fill in for any absence. Sign-up sheets are available at the

    Bentleyville Main Church side entrance. Come and adore the Lord and grow

    closer to Jesus this Lenten season!

    Annual Scholarship of the Catholic Women’s College Club

    The 2020 annual scholarship of the Catholic Women’s College Club

    will be awarded to a deserving Catholic senior girl who is a current

    resident of: Belle Vernon, Bentleyville, California, Charleroi, Donora,

    Finleyville, Fredericktown, Monessen, or Monongahela and has a GPA

    of 3.50 or higher. Applications for the award are available at the parish

    office or guidance offices at Belle Vernon, Bentworth, Beth Center,

    California, Charleroi, Monessen, Ringgold, Geibel, Serra, Seton LaSalle

    or Greensburg Central Catholic High Schools. Deadline for the

    application is April 3, 2020.



    Parish Lenten Renewal This Week

    March 16-18, 2020 with Father Joe Freedy!

    Our parish will sponsor a Lenten Renewal featuring

    Father Joseph M. Freedy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

    Father Freedy is a dynamic speaker and currently serves

    in Team Ministry at Divine Mercy Parish in the inner City

    of Pittsburgh Father Freedy is President of the non-profit

    evangelization ministry: “Dry Bones Ministries.” The

    Lenten Renewal will be held Monday, March 16



    Tuesday, March 17


    and Wednesday, March 18


    . Plan

    to join us to become refreshed in Christ during our parish

    Lenten Renewal!

    Join us for the Lenten Devotion of the

    Stations of the Cross

    Fridays: March 20, 27, April 3

    and Good Friday: April 10

    12:00 NOON Stations of the Cross/Richeyville

    6:30 PM Stations of the Cross/Bentleyville

    Lenten Confessions

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Bentleyville Main Church

    Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM

    Richeyville, Mission Church

    Holy Thursday

    April 9, 2020 - Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 6:30 p.m. Bentleyville

    Good Friday

    April 10, 2020 - Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion - 1:30 p.m. Bentleyville

    Stations of the Cross - 12:00 Noon Richeyville and 6:30 p.m. Bentleyville

    Easter Saturday

    April 11, 2020 - Blessing of Easter Baskets - 12:00 noon

    at BOTH Bentleyville & Richeyville

    Holy Night of Easter

    Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 7:00 p. m.

    The Easter Vigil Mass - Bentleyville

    Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection Masses, April 12, 2020

    8:30 a.m. - Bentleyville

    9:00 a.m. - Richeyville

    10:30 a.m. - Bentleyville

    11:00 a.m. - Richeyville




    Children in 2nd grade preparing for First Eucharist along with 7th and 8th graders preparing for Confirmation are to

    attend the next prep sessions this Sunday, March 15th from 9:15 to 10:45 AM in Drexel Hall. Parent attendance is

    required for all families with children preparing for both First Eucharist and Confirmation programs.


    On Sunday, March 15th, at the 9:00 AM Mass at the Richeyville Mission Church, our

    catechumens will celebrate the first of three Scrutinies which are part of the RCIA rituals during

    the Lenten Season. The Scrutinies bring about self-searching and repentance, and above all,

    have a spiritual purpose. They are meant to uncover, then heal all that is weak, defective or

    sinful in the hearts of those preparing for Baptism as adults; then bring out and strengthen all that

    is upright, strong and good in them. Later, at 2:30 PM, they will then celebrate the Rite of Election with Bishop Zubik,

    at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh. Through this rite, the Church makes its “election” of the catechumens to receive

    the Sacraments of Initiation. In the presence of the bishop, their names are inscribed in the Book of the Elect at the

    cathedral as a pledge of fidelity. Catechumens are then known as “the elect” or “the illuminandi”—“those who will be

    enlightened”. Please keep our catechumens (soon to be Elect) Mike Zekir, Jr. and Tom Zekir in your prayers as they

    continue preparation for the Easter Sacraments.


    At the March 1


    family and intergenerational catechesis session of L.I.F.T. (Living In Faith Together), we centered on

    the importance of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving for the Lenten Season. Children’s sessions also included Stations

    of the Cross, decorating “Goodie Bags” which will be filled and distribute at our local nursing homes at Eastertime.

    Adults also viewed a presentation by Deb Augustine on Lenten and Easter customs and family traditions, and there

    was a sharing of many experiences participants had experienced within their own families, in order to find a way to

    continue or “rekindle” these within their own homes. L.I.F.T. families will participate in a Lenten project, doing at least

    one act of prayer, fasting or almsgiving as a family for each day remaining in Lent. All families were also given a Saint

    Katharine Drexel prayer card as our “Saint of the Month”. Her feast was celebrated on March 3




    Our parish Prayer Team has increased its efforts to reach more of those in need of prayer in

    our parish family and the greater community. At each weekend Mass, all greeters will

    distribute prayer request forms, which can be completed and then handed directly to our

    Prayer Team members after Mass, or placed in the prayer request box in the vestibule.

    The collected prayers will then be offered as intentions among the team, and remembered

    throughout the week. Each Prayer Team member will be clearly identified with a bright blue

    badge. During the announcements prior to Mass, team members will stand to signify who will be leading and offering

    prayer from the team. The team will continue to invite those in need of prayer to come forward after each Mass to pray

    in person for you and for any special intentions. If you would like to contact our Prayer Team to request prayer or to

    be part of the team please send an email to [email protected]


    Students in Grades 8-12, experience ARISE—a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, unlike

    any you’ve experienced before. Includes a performance by Unaltered, a dance party, an

    opportunity for Confession and Eucharistic adoration. The heart of Unaltered is to “lead students to

    fullness of life.” Freedom and fullness is not found in following any patterns and systems of this

    world but by yielding your life to Jesus Christ, holding fast to his teaching and walking in His ways.

    He is the way, the truth and the life! Within the context of the event, the focus is 1 Timothy 4:12

    which states, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for

    the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” The entire message of the event

    speaks of how we are to be ‘in’ the world but not ‘of’ it and what are some distinguishing marks of

    those who follow Jesus Christ. Held at Stage AE in Pittsburgh from 6:00-10:00 PM, Saturday,

    March 28


    . Cost is $10.00 / person in advance or $15.00 at the door. Parents who drive have

    access to a special hospitality room while waiting during the event. Check out more about ARISE

    PITTSBURGH at ARISEPGH.COM. For even more details on this event, contact Deb Augustine at

    [email protected] or 724-209-1370 ext. 412. (The event is sponsored by the Diocese

    of Pittsburgh).



    Annual Diocesan Parish Share Campaign for 2020

    Our annual Parish Share Campaign began March 1


    for the current 2020 calendar year. The Parish Share Program

    supports the needs of older adults and the less fortunate: Catholic Charities, Roselia Center and Mon Valley Social Services

    are among the many social programs that receive support through Parish Share. In addition, your contribution provides a

    vital role in helping more than 85,000 young Catholics receive a firm grounding in their faith through parish based religious

    education programs as well as through campus and youth ministry, helping to bolster the spiritual development of young

    adult Catholics. Supporting Parish Share promotes new vocations to the priesthood and religious life, provides for the

    continuing spiritual and educational formation of our current diocesan priests, and the care of retired priests who have given

    their lives in service to us. Parish Share also helps in educating parishioners on pro-life issues, counseling women and

    teenagers in crisis, and reaching out to women and men suffering from the trauma of abortion. In all, Parish Share helps

    parishes achieve things they cannot do on their own. Your contribution helps to provide our parishes with property planning

    and insurance expertise, legal and judicial counsel, stewardship and development services, financial and auditing services

    that allow the parish to serve you better.

    The assessment as issued by the Diocese of Pittsburgh for Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in 2020 is $83,086.00.

    Our Parish Share assessment for the parish continues to increase as does the cost of living. This year, each household

    is asked to please consider a pledge of $350.00 to the Parish Share Program for 2020 that can be payable over the course

    of the year ($100.00 as the initial gift plus a monthly gift of $25.00 over the next ten months). You are asked to be as

    generous as you are able according to your means.

    For the 2020 Parish Share Campaign contribution, plan to use the bright pink colored envelope in your monthly offertory

    envelope packet, or you may place your gift in an envelope and drop it in the regular collection at weekend Masses the

    churches where you participate in Mass. You may also send it via U.S. mail in care of the administration center office, or you

    may drop it off at the parish office during regular business hours. May God abundantly bless you for your generosity!


    Easter Egg

    Hunt –


    April 4, 2020

    Children from

    our parish who

    are ten years of age and younger

    are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt

    sponsored by the Knights of

    Columbus Council 5826 on

    Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 12:00

    NOON outside on the grounds of

    Drexel Hall/ Bentleyville (weather

    permitting-if inclement weather the

    event will take place inside Drexel

    Hall). Come and join us!

    Easter Flower


    In your packet of

    monthly contribution

    envelopes, you will

    find an envelope for

    memorial donations

    for Easter flowers/decorations. It is

    requested that you contribute

    $5.00 for each name you would

    like published. This helps to defray

    the cost of decorating our two

    churches for Easter and other

    important occasions throughout

    the year, while at the same time

    providing the opportunity to

    remember a loved one through

    your memorial gift contribution. In

    order to have the names published

    in the Easter season, all names

    with accompanied donation

    must be received by Monday,

    March 30, 2020. Thank you in

    advance for your generous


    Palm Sunday – Service of

    Tenebrae – 6:30 PM –


    On Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

    at 6:30 PM in the Bentleyville Main

    Church we will gather for

    Tenebrae. The service called

    Tenebrae (or ‘darkness,’ the

    ‘shadows’) used to be part of the

    Liturgy of the Hours or ‘Divine

    Office.’ The service includes music

    and Sacred Scripture along with

    the gradual extinguishing of

    candles and other lights in the

    church until only one single

    candle, considered a symbol of the

    Lord, remains. This beautiful

    prayer service invites your

    participation and quiet meditation.

    The music and texts are to speak

    symbolically of our lives identified

    in the death and resurrection of

    Christ. Come and join us for this

    beautiful service of God’s Word

    and music!

    Parking – Please Comply

    Please park vehicles using the

    designated parking spaces in the

    parking lots of both our parish

    campuses. Complaints have

    reached the parish office where

    people coming to our churches are

    making up their own parking

    patterns. It is necessary to park in

    the designated parking spaces. If

    there should be any kind of

    emergency and responders are

    unable to have proper access to

    our campuses - you will be subject

    to fines. Please cooperate by

    parking in the appropriate parking

    spaces. Thank you!



    In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent

    me and to finish his work.”

    Through your almsgiving you are doing the will of the Father and

    finishing the work of Jesus. Know that you nickel, dime or quarter is

    multiplied by the coins placed by others in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor


    Have you considered joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that you can

    live your Baptism more fully? Know that the members of the Society of St.

    Vincent de Paul bring your gift directly to the poor and suffering in our

    community. Please consider joining the Society by calling 724-249-4715.

    Spring Bundle Drive - Saint Vincent de Paul Society

    The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be sponsoring a Spring Bundle Drive on April 18, 2020, from 10:00 am

    to 1:00 pm at the Richeyville Mission Church. So start your spring cleaning and make this drive as successful as

    previous drives. Items being collected include: clothing, small working appliances, and household items. A

    complete list of items will appear later. Thank you!

    40 Days for Life

    The mission of 40 Days for Life is to unite Christians in the spiritual efforts to end abortion. Saint Katharine

    Drexel Parish will participate in the 40 Days for Life on Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

    Everyone is to meet at 8:00 AM at the Bentleyville Main Church. Please consider joining in a prayerful, peaceful

    vigil in front of Planned Parenthood in Pittsburgh. If you are able to participate in this pro-life effort, please

    contact Joan Organiscak by telephone: 724-348-5030. For more information, go to


    Goody Bag Donations

    With Easter quickly approaching, the St. Katharine Drexel Social and Outreach Organization is asking for

    donations for Easter "goody" bags to be delivered to residents of the Bentleyville Personal Care Home and

    Lasosky's Personal Care Home in Clarksville. Items that may be donated include individual packages of

    crackers, cookies, candy, potato chips and lollipops; chap stick, combs, men's white socks, women's white

    socks, Easter candy, pencils, pens, and Word Search books. You may drop off your donated items at the

    Administration Center between now and March 25, 2020 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM, Monday

    through Friday. Volunteers are needed to help pack the bags on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the

    Drexel Hall Conference Room. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.


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    Stewardship/Collections Second Collections

    Second Collection This Weekend

    3/14-15, 2020:

    Faith Formation

    Second Collection Next Weekend

    3/21-22, 2020:

    Extraordinary Expenses

    Parish Share 2020—Update:

    Parish Share Goal: $83,086.00

    Received to Date: $5,625.00

    Balance Due: $77,461.00

    Please Remember in your Prayers

    Prayer for the Sick

    Almighty and Eternal God, You are the everlasting Health of those who believe in You.

    Hear us for Your sick servant (N…) for whom we implore the aid of Your tender mercy, that

    being restored to bodily health, he (she) may give thanks to You in Your Church.

    Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

    Drexel Hall Available for Rentals

    Drexel Hall/Bentleyville is available to rent for your gatherings/parties (Baptism

    Receptions, First Holy Communions, Graduations, Wedding Receptions, Birthdays,

    Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers, Funeral Repast Luncheons etc.)

    Please contact Stan Glowaski, Scheduling Manager at 724-239-3673 for more information.

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    Eric Adams

    Mary Alfano

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    Sondra Bandini

    Barbara Barbic

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    Elmer Berish

    Evan Breakeron

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    Gai Cain

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    Edward Cianelli

    Toni Clay

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    Aiden Crawford

    Kallen Crawford

    Kathy Dalee

    Ella DeAngelo

    Mariano DiNardo

    Elaine Dworek

    Richard Furman

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    Rita Ann Gigliotti

    Sheryl Giovanelli

    Barbara Glendenning

    James Glendenning

    Gary Grybosky

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    Tekla Herilla

    Michelle Herron

    Lisa Hitchings

    Lorraine Johnson

    Eleanor King

    Brenda Koval

    Thaddeus Kucherawy

    Jamie Kudas

    Theresa Kudra

    Tamara Lipscomb

    Carmine Litwin

    Josephine Machinak

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    Carol McConnell

    Marlene McManus

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    Danita Miller

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    Weekly Budget Amount (includes Christmas

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    — $ 7,748.34

    Sunday, March 8, 2020 (week 36 of 52) — $ 6,091.00

    Capital Improvement Fund — $ 680.00

    Over/Under for week 36 — $

    Budgeted Offertory Amount to Date — $ 278,940.24

    Actual Regular Offertory Amount to Date — $ 241,776.05

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