March 15, 2020
THE CATHOLIC PARISHES of
Saint Joseph · Saint Juan Diego
Saint Padre Pio · Saint Scholastica
Fr. Dale DeNinno Pastor/Administrator 412-963-8885 x 304
Fr. Michael Decewicz Parochial Vicar 412-784-8700
Fr. William Siple Parochial Vicar 412-781-0186
Deacon Robert Wertz, Jr. 412-784-8700
Fr. Hyeong Cheol Lee Saint Juan Diego Parish Korean Catholic Community
Fr. John Mark Ogu Saint Juan Diego Parish Student, Duquesne University
Fr. Dozie Egbe Saint Padre Pio Parish Chaplain, Presbyterian Hospital
CLERGY FAITH FORMATION & YOUTH MINISTRY
Delia Barr Director of Faith Formation 412-963-8885 x301 [email protected]
Marilyn Welsh Administrative Assistant 412-828-4066 [email protected]
Meredith Troyan Youth Ministry Leader 412-781-0186 x20 meredithtroyan@ saintscholastica.com
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
342 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Phone: 412-963-8885 | Fax: 412-963-1945
Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Live Streamed Mass: www.LAVCatholic.org/mass-videos
Lori McKinniss Business Manager 412-963-8885 x303 [email protected]
Kathi Sterling Parish Secretary 412-963-8885 x306 [email protected]
Thomas Octave Music Minister 412-867-5032 [email protected]
Nancy Whistler Director of Preschool 412-963-8885 x302
Terri Weir Administrative Assistant 412-963-8885 x302 [email protected]
George Cavlovich Facilities Maintenance
SAINT JUAN DIEGO PARISH
Madonna of Jerusalem Church in Sharpsburg Saint John Cantius Church in Sharpsburg
Saint Mary Church in Sharpsburg
201 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Phone: 412-784-8700 | Fax: 412-781-1101
Food Pantry: 412-781-2866 Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Rosemarie Haas Administrative Assistant
Rose Sacco Bookkeeper
Simon Vullo Underiner Music Minister
Jerry Auen, Scott Auen, Franco Ferraro, & Henry Sacco Facilities Maintenance
SAINT PADRE PIO PARISH
Saint Edward Church in Blawnox Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Harmar
450 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Phone: 412-828-4066 | Email: sted-fr[email protected] Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Marilyn Welsh Administrative Assistant [email protected]
Peter Yohe Bookkeeper
David Volcheck Music Minister
Todd Daigneau and Rada Karlusic Facilities Maintenance
SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Phone: 412-781-0186 | Fax: 412-781-4316
Email: email@example.com Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Debbie VanDemark Administrative Assistant 412-781-0186 xl0 [email protected]
Amy Condosta Bookkeeper 412-781-0186 x l l financeoffice@ saintscholastica.com
Sr. Pat Baker, CDP Music Minister Bereavement Coordinator 412-781-0186 x17 patbakercdp@ saintscholastica.com
Andrew Bechman Adult Faith Formation 412-781-0186 x18 andybechman@ saintscholastica.com
Bruce Hassing and David Urso Facilities Maintenance
Diocesan Victim Assistance Hotline: 1-888-808-1235
PA Child Line: 1-800-932-0313
Submit items for bulletin publication no later than Monday at noon to [email protected].
SATURDAY March 14—3rd Sunday of Lent Madonna Church 4:30 pm † Joseph, Martha, Bobby & Lynn Rolewicz (Frank and Mitzi Merigliano & Family)
SUNDAY March 15—3rd Sunday of Lent Saint Mary Church
11:30 am † Myrtle & Joseph Garcia (Bud & Janice Peitz)
MONDAY March 16—Lenten Weekday Madonna Church 9:00 am † Joseph Szelc (Daughter, Patricia)
TUESDAY March 17—Lenten Weekday Madonna Church 9:00 am † Deceased members of Father Michael’s Family (Father Michael & Family)
WEDNESDAY March 18—Lenten Weekday Madonna Church 9:00 am † The Cresta & Russano Families (Mr. & Mrs. Settimio Cresta)
FRIDAY March 20—Lenten Weekday Madonna Church 4:30 pm Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY March 21—4th Sunday of Lent Madonna Church 4:30 pm † Mr. & Mrs. Donald Panza (Niece, Mary Ann)
SUNDAY March 22—4th Sunday of Lent Saint Mary Church
11:30 am † Ricky Krampe (Annette Vinski & John Perlinger )
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
SUNDAY March 15—3rd Sunday of Lent Saint Francis of Assisi Church 8:00 am † Lillian Stevens (Family) Saint Edward Church 10:00 am † Patricia Ann & Salvatore Certo (The Benson Family)
THURSDAY March 19—Saint Joseph Saint Edward Church 9:00 am † Bernadette Niemiec (Barbara Niemiec)
FRIDAY March 20—Lenten Weekday Saint Edward Church 9:00 am † Fran Greene (Mom) 6:00 pm Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY March 21—Lenten Weekday Saint Edward Church 9:00 am The people of Saint Padre Pio Parish
SUNDAY March 22—4th Sunday of Lent Saint Francis of Assisi Church 8:00 am † Joseph Michael Wargo (Family) Saint Edward Church 10:00 am † Harry Bougher (Bob and Carol Sasinoski)
SAINT PADRE PIO PARISH
SAINT JUAN DIEGO PARISH
SATURDAY March 14—3rd Sunday of Lent 5:00 pm † Sam DiGregory (Bill Eckert & Family)
SUNDAY March 15—3rd Sunday of Lent 9:30 am † Richard Cullinan (The Cordaro Family) 12:00 Noon † John Lefko (Stan & Nancy Cieslak)
MONDAY March 16—Lenten Weekday 10:00 am † William Thompson (Jan Gursky)
TUESDAY March 17—Lenten Weekday 10:00 am † Mary Jane Luster (Marianne Chatham)
WEDNESDAY March 18—Lenten Weekday 10:00 am † Charles Edward Dunlea (Kathy Murray)
THURSDAY March 19—Saint Joseph 10:00 am † Mary Miketic (Joyce Miketic)
FRIDAY March 20—Lenten Weekday 10:00 am The people of Saint Scholastica Parish 12:00 Noon Stations of the Cross 2:15 pm Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY March 21—4th Sunday of Lent 5:00 pm † Hattie Komorowski (Family)
SUNDAY March 22—4th Sunday of Lent 9:30 am † Sam DiGregory (Mr. & Mrs. Gerard E. Werries) 12:00 Noon The people of Saint Scholastica Parish
SAINT SCHOLASTICA PARISH
REST IN PEACE Saint Pio
† Mary Salmon February 29, 2020
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Saint Scholastica
Claire Elizabeth Brand March 8, 2020
TABERNACLE VIGIL CANDLE Week of March 15
Saint Edward: † The Broderick Family (Linda Organist)
Saint Mary: † In memory of Joe, Jack & Brittany Szwedko (Loving Family) Saint Scholastica: C. W. Gallagher (Dan & Eileen)
SATURDAY March 14—3rd Sunday of Lent 4:00 pm † Dolores Kizior (Joseph Kizior)
SUNDAY March 15—3rd Sunday of Lent
9:00 am † Ed & Janet Banachoski (Family) (Rich & Wanda Hughes) 11:00 am † Tom & Connie Dalton (Pat Kastelic)
MONDAY March 16—Lenten Weekday 8:00 am † Ursula Sanchez (Family)
TUESDAY March 17—Lenten Weekday 8:00 am The people of Saint Joseph Parish
WEDNESDAY March 18—Lenten Weekday 8:00 am Special Intention (Rich & Wanda Hughes)
THURSDAY March 19—Saint Joseph 8:00 am † Regis & Mary Margaret Kessler (Janice & Wendy Perry) 8:00 am–6:00 pm Exposition of the Holy Sacrament
FRIDAY March 20—Lenten Weekday 8:00 am The people of Saint Joseph Parish 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY March 21—4th Sunday of Lent 4:00 pm † Lucy Finke (The Johnson Family)
SUNDAY March 22—4th Sunday of Lent 9:00 am The people of Saint Joseph Parish 11:00 am The people of Saint Joseph Parish
Baptisms: Celebrated during any of the weekend liturgies or after the last Sunday liturgy (11:00am at Saint Joseph, 11:30am at Saint Mary, 12:00pm at Saint Scholastica). First time parents must complete a baptism preparation class. Contact the parish office of the appropriate church for details.
Weddings: Celebrated at 2:00pm on Saturdays. Contact the parish office of the appropriate church at least six months before the desired date.
Funerals: Offered at 10:00am, Monday through Saturday. Contact the parish office of the appropriate church for details.
Anointing of the Sick: Please contact the appropriate parish office.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: See the bulletin schedule for times and locations.
Mass Intentions: Offered at each Mass for deceased loved ones or for other special intentions. Please call the parish office to schedule.
Faith Formation: Offered for grades K-8 at Saint Scholastica on Sundays and at Saint Joseph on Monday and Tuesday evenings, September through April. Contact the Faith Formation Office at 412-963-8885 for details or to register.
Volunteer Opportunities: All parishioners are encouraged to contribute their time and talents to the church. We have opportunities to serve at Mass as lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, ushers, music ministers and altar servers. Please contact the parish office for information on all our volunteer opportunities. All staff and volunteers in the Diocese of Pittsburgh are required to obtain clearances and training to comply with the Safe Environment Policy. See diopitt.org/compliance or contact the parish office for details.
Membership: To register at one of the Lower Allegheny Valley Catholic parishes, update your contact information, or let us know if you or a family member is homebound or has moved to a nursing home, please use the form at the end of this bulletin or contact the appropriate parish office.
SACRAMENTS and MORE
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday—March 15 Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42
Monday—March 16 2 Kings 5:1-15b Luke 4:24-30
Tuesday—March 17 Daniel 3:25, 34-43 Matthew 18:21-35
Wednesday—March 18 Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 Matthew 5:17-19
Thursday—March 19 2 Samuel 7:4-16 Romans 4:13-22 Matthew 1:16-24
Friday—March 20 Hosea 14:2-10 Mark 12:28-34
Saturday—March 21 Hosea 6:1-6 Luke 18:9-14
Sunday—March 22 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
DAILY MASSES WEEK OF MARCH 16 8:00 am Saint Joseph Church Fr. Dale DeNinno Monday through Friday
9:00 am Madonna of Jerusalem Church Fr. Bill Siple Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Saint Edward Church Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 am Saint Scholastica Church Fr. Mike Decewicz Monday through Friday
SATURDAY VIGIL MASSES—MARCH 21 4:00 pm Saint Joseph Church Fr. Mike Decewicz
4:30 pm Madonna of Jerusalem Church Fr. Dale DeNinno
5:00 pm Saint Scholastica Church Fr. Bill Siple
SUNDAY MASSES—MARCH 22 8:00 am Saint Francis of Assisi Church Fr. Bill Siple
9:00 am Saint Joseph Church Fr. Mike Decewicz
9:30 am Saint Scholastica Church Fr. Dale DeNinno
10:00 am Saint Edward Church Fr. Bill Siple
11:00 am Saint Joseph Church Fr. Mike Decewicz
11:00 am Saint John Cantius Church Fr. Lee (Korean Mass)
11:30 am Saint Mary Church Fr. Dale DeNinno
12:00 noon Saint Scholastica Church Fr. Bill Siple
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Every Saturday 9:30-10:15 am Saint Edward Church
11:30-12:00 noon Saint Joseph Church
3:30-4:00 pm Madonna of Jerusalem Church
Every Thursday 6:30-7:15 pm Saint Scholastica Church
Collection for March 7 & 8:
Saint Joseph Parish: Needed each week:
Saint Juan Diego Parish: Needed each week:
Saint Padre Pio Parish: Needed each week:
Saint Scholastica Parish: Needed each week:
Editor's Note: This article was written by Sister Mary McClone for the National Catholic Reporter newspaper.
What will thirst lead you to do? If you were among the people Moses tried to lead into freedom, it could send you into rancor, recrimination and rebellion. Their problem was much more than a dry throat. They were moving deeper and deeper into the desert, and they didn't see any source of water. The thirstier they got, the greater their distrust. That became a vicious cycle designed to destroy faith and hope.
So Moses turned to God in desperation. And what did the God of Israel do upon seeing the chosen people's infighting and lack of faith? He provided them with miraculous water from the rock. With the help of God, Moses helped his people quench their thirst and in the process come to greater trust in God.
Thirst is a sign of our most basic need. Human beings die of thirst far more quickly than of hunger, and our other instinctive and biological needs pale in comparison. That makes thirst an apt symbol for our greatest needs and deepest desires.
The scene of Jesus and the woman at the well invites us to contemplate our deep needs and desire. It begins with Jesus' own need for water. The gospel of John has no nativity story, no images of the baby Jesus who needed to be fed and have his diaper changed. But this scene portrays the Son of God who not only shares basic human needs, but who depends on human beings. In the first movement of this scene, Jesus asks a woman to provide him with the water he needs.
According to the Orthodox tradition, this woman's name was Photini. Representing everyone who feels like an outcast, she replied with the ridicule underdogs relish when bullies need their help. "You, a Jew, need something from me, a Samaritan? How rich!" Jesus takes no offense, but redirects the conversation: "If only you knew the gift of God … I would give you living water. "
We know the story. Photini parleys with Jesus and tries to turn the encounter into a theological debate. But at each turn, he takes her deeper. Jesus would not let himself get caught in a dispute about whether the Samaritan or Jewish approach to God was better. Instead, he said that every religious tradition comes up inadequate, just like momentary thirst quenchers. No religion, no matter how inspired, can contain the wealth of spirit and truth that wells up inside someone and leads them to eternal life.
When Jesus met Photini, he was thirsty - he needed water and he desired to share his deepest thirst with her. He named that thirst when he told her that the Father seeks people who worship in spirit and truth - the Father's thirst was his own.
The name Photini means "enlightened." Unlike the religious leaders who debated with Jesus to trap him, Photini allowed herself to enter into Jesus' way of thinking. Like the Emmaus disciples who slowly understood the depth of the conversation they had been having, she allowed herself to be lured beyond her preconceptions and prejudices and realized that she has been drinking the living water Jesus was talking about.
When their conversation was stopped, Photini abandoned her ordinary concerns and hurried to her own people to tell them what had happened. She convinced them that they should come and see for themselves. Thus in the Orthodox tradition, Photini has the title, "Equal to the Apostles."
Photini, Moses and their people come into our liturgy today to encourage us to consider our own thirst. What is it we most desire in life? When and how do we drink from the font of living water? How are we called to invite others to the well?
Remember, our thirst is a gift from the God waiting for us at the well.
The Feast of Saint Joseph And Eucharistic Adoration
The Church honors her universal patron on March 19TH. As we have done on the feast of Saint Padre Pio (September 23RD), Saint Juan Diego (December 9TH), and Saint Scholastica (February 10TH), so on the feast day of Saint Joseph we will have all-day Eucharistic Adoration. Following the 8:00 morning Mass in Saint Joseph Church on Thursday, March 19TH, the Blessed Sacrament will be placed in the monstrance and remain on the altar throughout the day. Members of all four of our parishes are encouraged to come and spend some part of the day in prayer before our Eucharistic Lord. Who knows what blessings may come ... ? The day will conclude at 7:00 pm with Evening Prayer of the Church and Benediction.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: In our Catholic tradition we are encouraged to confess our sins before the Lord in order to make right that which is wrong. The season of Lent is an especially appropriate time for this sacramental encounter with God. Pope Saint John Paul II said that "Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God."
The priests of the Lower Allegheny Valley grouping of parishes will be available to hear Confessions during the following times:
Every Saturday 9:30-10:15 am Saint Edward Church 11:30-Noon Saint Joseph Church 3:30-4:00 pm Madonna of Jerusalem Church
Every Thursday 6:30-7:15 pm Saint Scholastica Church
“The Light is On For You” Wednesday, April 1ST from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Saint Joseph Church Madonna of Jerusalem Church Saint Scholastica Church
Tuesday of Holy Week—April 7TH 6:00-7:30 pm in Saint Scholastica Church
Wednesday of Holy Week—April 8TH 6:00-7:30 pm in Saint Joseph Church
Becoming One and the Path to the Good Life: Fr. Joe Freedy, currently assigned to Team Ministry for Divine Mercy Parish that serves the downtown churches of Saint Mary, Epiphany, and Saint Benedict, along with Fr. Adam Potter, the Parochial Vicar at Saint Paul Cathedral, Saint Regis in Oakland, Saint Rosalia in Greenfield, and Saint Stephen in Hazelwood, will share a message on why we were created, what our bodies tell us about us and how our sexuality is fulfilled in life-giving love: Join them on Monday evening, March 30TH, from 7:00 to 8:30 in the parish hall of Saint Scholastica Church. You are encouraged to be in attendance for this inspiring and relevant talk.
Saint Anthony of Padua: This Franciscan saint who lived from 1195-1231 is most popularly associated with helping people to find lost things. But more, he was noted for his powerful and persuasive preaching of the Gospel. His feast day is June 13.
In honor of Saint Anthony of Padua, a thirteen week novena of prayers will be offered in Madonna of Jerusalem Church in Sharpsburg, beginning with Mass at 6:30 pm and concluding with the novena prayers. The novena begins on Tuesday, March 17, and continues until Tuesday, June 9. If you have a particular devotion to Saint Anthony or if this is something new for you, please join us for this special time of prayer.
During the 13 weeks of the novena, the usual 9:00 Mass on Tuesday mornings in Madonna Church will not be offered.
Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild hold meetings at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Join us for a social event in the Saint Juan Diego John Paul I Center. We welcome new members of all ages.
Voter Registration: The PA Primary Election will be Tuesday, April 28. The deadline to register to vote is April 13. You will need a registration form if you are a new voter or if your name or address has changed. Registration forms and absentee requests will be available this weekend, March 14 & 15, in the entrances of all our Churches. You can also register online at www.pavoterservices.pa.gov.
RCIA Update: This Sunday afternoon our catechumens and candidates will celebrate the Rite of Election with Bishop Zubik at St. Paul Cathedral. Their godparents and sponsors will testify to their readiness, and the catechumens will inscribe their names in the Book of the Elect. Please pray for our catechumens—Spencer Hennen and Alex and Landon Cardounel—and our candidates, John Hepburn and Matthew Elwood.
Next weekend at the 5:00 Saturday Mass at St. Scholastica Church we will celebrate the Second Scrutiny for our catechumens. During these ancient rituals, we pray that God will heal all that is weak or sinful in the hearts of the elect, and strengthen all that is upright and good. Because our entire community is called to journey with the catechumens through the Lenten season, we urge you to prepare for the celebration in a personal way. The Gospel text next weekend is the story of Jesus healing a man born blind. We might ask ourselves: Who do we turn a blind eye towards? What do we want the Lord to help us see?
McGuire Memorial thanks the LAV parishioners for your very generous participation in our March 7 Car Raffle. The real winners are our “Entrusted Treasures” at McGuire who will benefit from your generosity. On their behalf, thank you!
LAV Sight & Sound and Padre Pio Center Tour: Join us on May 12 and 13 for a trip to the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre in Lancaster County and the National Centre for Saint Padre Pio. The deadline to make a reservation; has been extended to April 6! For more information contact Ruthie Gee at 412-828-4718.
It’s not too late to join the twenty-four participants from all the parishes in our LAV grouping (and beyond it) who took part in the first presentation of our Lenten series on “Seven Deadly Sins and Seven Lively Virtues.” Bishop Robert Barron is our guide on video to seven patterns of dysfunction that keep us separated from God and seven countervailing virtues. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:30am to noon in the St. Scholastica Parish Hall. There is no cost, although donations toward refreshments will be accepted.
T-BALL: Children ages 4-7 are invited to join us for our annual spring T-ball program at St. Joseph Parish on Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, April 16 through May 28. The fee is $30 (additional children in family are $25) and includes a T-shirt, trophy and pizza party. Registration forms are available on our website www.lavcatholic.org under St. Joseph Forms & Downloads. You may return the form and fee to the St. Joseph Parish or Preschool offices, or by mail. The deadline to register is March 20.
Saint Joseph Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year. There is limited availability in our two-day three-year-old program, and our four-year-old program. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Terri at [email protected] or 412-963-8885 ext. 302.
Lenten Service Project for Chimbote, Peru: Do you believe one person and one dollar can make a difference? Last year our students and families made black and gold keychain rosaries to raise money and prayers for the mission in Chimbote, Peru. This year we are going all in with all the students in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to raise money for this worthy cause. The Catholic students of Pittsburgh want to build a second floor onto our Children’s Shelter in Chimbote, Peru. We can do it if 10 people give each of us 1$. The goal for our students is simple: to ask ten people each for only one dollar to help expand and modernize the children’s shelter in Chimbote. We have 448 students in our program if each child collected $10.00 we would raise $4,480.00 or more!
8-12 grade students, join us for the Unaltered Tour on Saturday, March 28, from 6:00-10:00 pm at Stage AE. The heart of Unaltered is to “lead students to the fullness of life” by focusing on the “Anchors” of unaltered living—Speak Life, Live with Purpose, Love Selflessly, Trust God, Pursue Purity. Cost is $10 per person. Contact Meredith Troyan by March 21 if interested.
Thank you for your support for our Appalachia Mission Trip! Throughout the month of March there will be cardboard "houses" located in the vestibules of each of the churches in the LAV grouping of parishes. You are asked to take one of the envelopes and place it with your contribution into the "house" or return it in the collection basket during Mass. Please make the check out to the parish where you are making your contribution.
205 Brilliant Ave, Aspinwall PA 15215
Email: [email protected]
Mark Grgurich, Principal
CDTCA is now accepting registrations for Kindergarten – 8th grade for the 2020 – 2021 school year. We also offer faith-based pre-school programs for 3 and 4 year olds. Call the school office at 412-781-7927 to set up a tour!
Friday, March 20, 2020 6:00 pm John Paul I Center
201 9th Street Sharpsburg, PA 15215
A Fundraiser to Benefit Addiction Recovery Ministry $50.00 per ticket includes
“Swimming with the Fishes” dinner
Tickets available at addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org
or call 412-784-8700
Remember your loved ones with an
Easter Flower Memorial Donation
Forms are available in the parish offices and church entrances.
Please return forms to the parish office or drop in the collection basket.
Names received by Friday, April 3 will be listed in the bulletin to honor your loved ones.
Bishop Waltersheid will bless the mission of 40 Days for Life on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the
Lord. He will celebrate Mass at 7:00 pm on March 25 at Epiphany Church followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Planned Parenthood. To see the schedule for the vigil outside Planned Parenthood or to volunteer, go to 40daysforlifepittsburgh.com/vigil-schedule.
Local Homeless Ministry Donations: These items are needed now: canned soup, macaroni and cheese, tuna or chicken prepared meal mixes, and canned vegetables. A long-time donor to this effort can no longer supply canned soup, so there is a great need for either ready-to-heat or condensed canned soups. The ministry distributes about 94 cans each week! Please leave donations in plastic bags. Gray bins are in the Saint Scholastica church entrance.
Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 Third Street, Aspinwall, from 10 am-12 noon on Mondays and Fridays. Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street.
Collection bins for local Food Pantries are located in the following Church entrances:
Saint Edward Church and Saint Francis Church are collecting paper products and dried pasta and side dishes.
Saint Joseph Church is collecting Rice-a-Roni and any non-perishable items. Please leave donations in the drawer in the vestibule.
Saint Scholastica Church is collecting canned soups, stews, chili and rice and any non-perishable items. Please put donations in the red collection bin.
The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg is requesting donations of the following items: cake and cookie mix, icing, hot chocolate, pancake mix, pasta sides, condiments, non-refrigerated juice, and cereal. Items can be brought to the Saint Juan Diego Parish Office. To request food assistance from the food pantry please call 412-781-2866.
Clothing Donations: The St. Vincent de Paul Society has a clothing collection bin in the back parking lot of Saint Francis Church.
Run with Vagabond Missions: Help break the cycle of homelessness by running in the 2020 Pittsburgh Marathon. With fundraising opportunities from the full 26.2 to a Pet Trot, there are many options to participate. By fundraising and running, you provide much-needed support for our mission to bring teens around the country into a life-giving relationship with Christ. As a bonus, you will also get Vagabond swag and a pre-race dinner! Visit vagabondmissions.com/marathon or email Shannon Keating at [email protected] for details.
ADDICTION RECOVERY MINISTRY NEWS
412-218-5410 [email protected] addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org
As we prepare our Lenten journey to Easter, I encourage you to include these Lenten Stations for Addiction as part of your Lenten prayers.
Third Station – Jesus falls the first time
If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you. If you were of the world, the world would love what is its own. Because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I have spoken to you: no servant is greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also.
Dear Lord, help me to know you. Love me even in the midst of my brokenness and sickness. The weight of this cross is too heavy; I feel I am falling. O Lord, I have fallen; I have relapsed. Give me the strength to get up and walk again.
Fourth Station – Jesus meets his afflicted mother
Now there were standing by the cross of Jesus his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Holy Mother, pray for my mother and all those I love, for whom I have been a cause of pain. Dear Mother, be with me on this journey to sobriety.
The Stations of the Cross on March 20 and 27 at 4:30 pm in Madonna of Jerusalem Church will be offered for Recovery from Addiction, sponsored by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Father Michael Decewicz will be offering a reflection on Psalm 22 entitled, “From Despair to Hope,” Tuesday, April 7, at 7:00 pm in Biedenbach Hall, St. Bernadette Church. The evening will consist of prayer, reflection and discussion. All are welcome to attend as a part of your Holy Week preparation for Easter.
Spaghetti dinner hosted by friends of Louann Dausch: Louann is battling kidney disease and is in dire need of a kidney transplant. Her friends are hosting this event to help ease her financial stress. PLEASE join us for this great cause: Sunday, March 15, 3-6 pm in the St. Edward Church Hall. $10 for adults, $7 for children.
Must See St. Patrick Movie: On March 17 and 18 only, I AM PATRICK will be in movie theaters. This film is a feature-length docudrama that peels back centuries of legend and myth to tell the true story of Saint Patrick. Through historical re-enactments, expert interviews, and Patrick’s own writings, experience the journey from man to saint. See iampatrick.com for details.
DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
Sunday, March 15 10:30 am High School Youth Group St. Scholastica, Ministry Center
Sunday, March 15 10:30 am Faith Formation Classes, K-8 St. Scholastica
Sunday, March 15 3:00-6:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner St. Edward Social Hall
Monday, March 16 4:30 pm Faith Formation Classes, K-4 St. Joseph
Monday, March 16 6:15 pm Faith Formation Classes, 5-8 St. Joseph
Tuesday, March 17 1:00 pm Women's Bible Study St. Scholastica, Parish Hall
Tuesday, March 17 6:00 pm Faith Formation Classes, K-8 St. Joseph
Wednesday, March 18 10:30 am Lenten Series: 7 Deadly Sins St. Scholastica, Parish Hall
Wednesday, March 18 12:00 pm Saint Pio "Lunch Bunch" The Mighty Oak Barrel, Oakmont
Wednesday, March 18 4:30 pm Youth Ministry Family House Meet at St. Scholastica, Ministry
Wednesday, March 18 7:30 pm Respect Life Meeting St. Scholastica, Parish Hall
Thursday, March 19 4:00-6:00 pm Youth Ministry Drop-In Open House St. Scholastica, Ministry Center
Thursday, March 19 7:00 pm Christian Mothers and Rosary Society Meeting St. Juan Diego, John Paul I Center
Friday, March 20 6:00 pm Middle School EDGE Night St. Scholastica, Ministry Center
Friday, March 20 6:00 pm Murder Mystery Dinner St. Juan Diego
Saturday, March 21 1:00 pm First Communion Retreat St. Mary Church
St. Joseph Parish
St. Juan Diego Parish
St. Padre Pio Parish
St. Scholastica Parish
Change of Address
Moving out of Parish
Membership Form Name:
12:00 Noon Saint Scholastica Church 6:00 pm Saint Edward Church
2:15 pm Saint Scholastica Church 7:00 pm Saint Joseph Church (CDTCA stations, all are welcome)
4:30 pm Madonna of Jerusalem Church