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  • Saint Thomas A Becket Roman Catholic Church

    A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust

    139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

    July 20, 2014

    MISSION STATEMENT We, the faith community of Saint Thomas A Becket are a suburban family-oriented parish founded in 1957 that continues to grow in spiritual gifts and blessings. These blessings are inherited through our baptism and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share, to witness and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

    Enriched by the Sacraments, rooted in the Eucharist, we humbly seek to support the foundations of family and faith in our parish and surrounding community, particularly, serving those most in need so that Christs love might be more abundant in all our lives.

    MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Daily Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days See Schedule in Bulletin

    PARISH STAFF Pastor Reverend Daniel J. Maurer 412-655-2885

    Deacon, Gerard Como 412-655-2885

    D.R.E. & Pre-School Sister Dolores Ann, SCN 412-653-4322

    Social Service Minister Sister Mary Judith, SCN 412-655-2885

    Minister of Music, Carol Accetta 412-655-2885

    PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    PHONE 412-655-2885 FAX 412-655-0615

    Convent 412-655-4122 Coffee Shoppe 412-655-9966 Diocese of Pittsburgh Abuse Hotline: 1-888-808-1235

    DEVOTION: Infant of Prague Novena: Tuesday after Mass. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Thursday after Mass.

    SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: Saturday 4:00 p.m., or anytime by appointment.

    SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: Available to the chronically or seriously ill. Call the Parish office.

    SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Parents are required to participate in one Baptism Preparation Session offered during the months of January, April, August and October. Please call the Parish for the date and time of the Session.

    SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Couples must meet with a priest at least six months prior to their wedding date. No date can be confirmed until this meeting. Couples are required to attend an approved pre-Cana preparation program.

    (RCIA) RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: The Easter Season welcomes new Catholics or those adult Catholics who wish to complete their Sacrament of Initiation (Holy Communion, Confirmation) into full communion with the church. This is a process of prayer, study and decision. Any adult wishing to inquire further should contact the Parish office.

    SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS: Please call the Pastor if you feel you might be called to the Priesthood or diaconate.


    For the Week of July 20, 2014 It is a Holy and Wholesome Thought to Pray for the Dead.

    Saturday, July 19

    5:00 PM ...... George & Marie Lamars (Sparta Family)

    Sunday, July 20, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 AM ........................... For the People of the Parish

    10:15 AM ......................... Ernie Clayton (Rod Weiland)

    12:00 NN .............. Joe Kuchta (Wife, Julie & Children)

    Monday, July 21

    9:00 AM ........ Stella Senchak (Pat OHalek & Family)

    Tuesday, July 22, St. Mary Magdalene

    9:00 AM .................................. Marie Salopek (Family)

    Wednesday, July 23

    9:00 AM ............................ Albine Ging (Ging Family)

    Thursday, July 24

    9:00 AM ......................... Rosalinda DOrazio (Family)

    Friday, July 25, St. James, Apostle

    9:00 AM ............................... Zane Irvine (Wife, Lynn)

    Saturday, July 26

    5:00 PM ........................ Anthony & Josephine Cheslar

    (John & Frances Richard)

    Sunday, July 27, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 AM ...................................................... Tom Corso

    (St. Thomas ABecket Preschool)

    10:15 AM ........... Deceased Members of Drnach Family

    (Tom & Lauri)

    12:00 NN ........................... For the People of the Parish



    The Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays

    at 1:00 p.m. in Room 7 of the School

    Building across from the Coffee Shoppe.

    Liturgical Ministers

    July 27, 2014

    Lectors: Sat. 5:00 p.m. C. Serrao

    Sun. 8:00 a.m. D. Nartker

    Sun. 10:15 a.m. S. Gardiner

    Sun. 12:00 p.m. T. Stoessel

    Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:

    Sat. 5:00 p.m. Deacon Gerry-S. Burcin-S. Kearns

    Sun. 8:00 a.m. Deacon Gerry-N. Alderson-P. Bohonak

    Sun. 10:15 a.m. Deacon Gerry-E. Hlad-J. Nash

    Sun. 12:00 p.m. Deacon Gerry-E. Bourgeois-R. Limegrover

    Acolytes: Sat. 5:00 p.m. H. Hintemeyer-A. Richard-S. Richard

    Sun. 8:00 a.m. R. Gress-C. LoPresti-J. Wasik

    Sun. 10:15 a.m. J. Fullard-F. Pasqualini-H. Pasqualini

    Sun. 12:00 p.m. S. Limegrover-D. Pearson-N. Pearson

  • From Fr. Dan.

    In last weeks bulletin, Sr. Dolores Ann, recognized and

    thanked by name all those who helped and participated in our

    parish Vacation Bible School. I wont list all the names again,

    but I do want to echo that THANKS! I truly appreciate all of

    our volunteers adults and young people who make our

    V.B.S. such an enjoyable and successful program. Certainly

    Leah Payne and her assistant, Toni Aceto, deserve special

    thanks as they do SO much not only during the week but also in

    the weeks leading up to it. While they coordinate and oversee

    the whole thing, they would be the first to acknowledge that,

    without all the help from so many adults and teens of our parish,

    the program could not happen! The prayer and scripture

    lessons, as well as the crafts, games, songs, and activities, all

    require a good deal of planning, preparation, and energy. We

    are truly blessed in our parish to have so many willing and able


    As pastor, I was especially encouraged by both the very

    young boys and girls that attended the V.B.S. and by the teens

    who helped with it! These young people are the future of the

    church, and its exciting to see them realizing that learning the

    Faith, celebrating it, and putting it into action can be enjoyable

    and enriching!

    Terrific job to

    everyone involved

    with our V.B.S.!!


    Hope to see you

    all participating

    again next year!!

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    Next week at our Masses, we will have a special visitor as we have our annual Mission Appeal. There is

    more information about that later in this bulletin.

    Also, we are having some visitors this week, as Fr. John Harvey, a will cover the first two Masses, and Fr.

    Roy Conley, will cover the noon Mass, on this Sunday, as I will be away. Both of these men are retired (but

    fortunately still very active) priests of our Diocese. Theyre filling in for me while I spend some vacation time away

    with family at Deep Creek, in Maryland, this week. Fr. Harvey will also be celebrating the daily Masses for me on

    Monday through Friday.

  • RCIA

    Are you thinking about becoming Catholic or know someone

    who wants to be Catholic? Want to learn about what makes

    Catholics different from all other faiths? We invite you to find

    out more about our Rite of Christian Initiation process. You

    may not be baptized and know little about Christianity. You

    may have been baptized in another faith tradition and looking

    for another step in your faith journey.

    If you hear God inviting you to a deeper relationship with

    Him, contact Sister Dolores Ann at (412) 653-4322 or Fr. Dan

    Maurer at 412-655-2885 for more information.


    There will be a Baptism Class on

    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in

    the School Building. This class is for

    parents who are planning to have a

    Baptism at St. Thomas A Becket

    Church. This session is for expecting

    parents, as well as those who recently

    had a child.

    Pre-registration is required. To register,

    please call the Parish office at 412-655-2885.


    The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once

    again planning its annual Golden

    Wedding Celebration for the couples

    who are celebrating their 50th wedding


    This years event will begin with Mass

    at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday,

    October 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

    Bishop Zubik will be the main

    celebrant. A reception will follow in

    the lower hall of the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both

    handicap accessible.

    If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th

    anniversary in 2014, and would like to receive an invitation

    to this event, please call the church office or drop a note in

    the collection basket no later than August 10, 2014.


    The beautiful flowers at the Blessed Mot

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