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November 10, 2019 THE CATHOLIC PARISHES of Saint Joseph Saint Juan Diego Saint Padre Pio Saint Scholastica
  • November 10, 2019


    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

    In Residence:

    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


    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 [email protected] saintscholastica.com


    342 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Phone: 412-963-8885 | Fax: 412-963-1945

    Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 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


    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 Edward Church in Blawnox Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Harmar

    450 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Phone: 412-828-4066 | Email: [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


    309 Brilliant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 Phone: 412-781-0186 | Fax: 412-781-4316

    Email: [email protected] 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 [email protected] saintscholastica.com

    Sr. Pat Baker, CDP Music Minister Bereavement Coordinator 412-781-0186 x17 [email protected] saintscholastica.com

    Andrew Bechman Adult Faith Formation 412-781-0186 x18 [email protected] saintscholastica.com

    Bruce Hassing and David Urso Facilities Maintenance

    Website: www.LAVCatholic.org

    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]

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  • SATURDAY Nov. 9—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Madonna Church 4:30 pm † Helen Grsetic (Friend, Evelyn)

    SUNDAY Nov. 10—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Saint Mary Church 11:30 am † Samantha Goncar Heilmann (Mother, Anna, & Sister, Paula) MONDAY Nov. 11—Saint Martin of Tours Madonna Church 9:00 am † Leona Platzer (Michael Acendy)

    TUESDAY Nov. 12—Saint Josaphat Madonna Church

    9:00 am † Connie Vaskov (Martin & Rosanne Saunders)

    WEDNESDAY Nov. 13—Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Madonna Church 9:00 am † Joseph Guentner, Jr. & Joseph Guentner III (Loving Family)

    SATURDAY Nov. 16—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Madonna Church 4:30 pm † Mary Ann & Ray Scott (Family)

    SUNDAY Nov. 17—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Saint Mary Church 11:30 am † Charlotte and Anthony Trozzo (Mr. & Mrs. Larry Trozzo)

    SATURDAY Nov. 9—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2:00 pm Wedding of Jamie Ketter & Joshua Guthrie 4:00 pm † Monica Olah (The Ruggeri Family)

    SUNDAY Nov. 10—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00 am † Rocco DiDiano (Teresa Zivic) 11:00 am † Rita Schultz (Granddaughter, Jennifer & Great-Granddaughter, Victoria)

    MONDAY Nov. 11—Saint Martin of Tours 8:00 am † Joseph Mertz (Ken & Pat Latzy)

    TUESDAY Nov. 12—Saint Josaphat 8:00 am † Harry Mitchell (Esther Ryan)

    WEDNESDAY Nov. 13—Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini 8:00 am † Rio Preisner (Ruth Preisner)

    THURSDAY Nov. 14—Weekday in Ordinary Time 8:00 am The people of Saint Joseph Parish FRIDAY Nov. 15—Weekday in Ordinary Time 8:00 am Welfare of Daniel & Peg Wojcikiewicz (Rich & Wanda Hughes) SATURDAY Nov. 16—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 4:00 pm † Marie Bubas Nixon Hrovat (The Bubas Family)

    SUNDAY Nov. 17—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:00 am Stephen & Barbara Bukovac, 65th Anniversary (Children) 11:00 am † Patrick LaLonde, Sr. (Renee LaLonde)


    SUNDAY Nov. 10—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Saint Francis of Assisi Church 8:00 am † Adelin Rose Pirollo (Anthony Pirollo) Saint Edward Church 10:00am † Mary Pavlovich (Son, Matthew)

    THURSDAY Nov. 14—Weekday in Ordinary Time Saint Edward Church 9:00am The people of Saint Padre Pio Parish

    FRIDAY Nov. 15—Weekday in Ordinary Time Saint Edward Church 9:00 am † Mr. and Mrs. Don Laible

    SATURDAY Nov. 16—Weekday in Ordinary Time Saint Edward Church

    9:00 am † Susan DiGirolamo (Ken and Nora Haley)

    SUNDAY Nov. 17—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Saint Francis of Assisi Church 8:00 am † Sylvia Thompson (Darlene Brown Vogel) Saint Edward Church 10:00am † Jack Houston (Family) 2:00 pm For all who are sick or suffering



    SATURDAY Nov. 9—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 3:00 pm Wedding of Lauren A. Norkevicus & Domenic M. Stelitano 5:00 pm † Ralph Heil (Dennis & Bernadine Bonessa)

    SUNDAY Nov. 10—32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 am † Mary Helen Fuhrer (Children & Grandchildren) 12:00 Noon † Rita V. Schultz (Son, Robert E. Schultz)

    MONDAY Nov. 11—Saint Martin of Tours 10:00 am † Mary Certo (Jo Certo)

    TUESDAY Nov. 12—Saint Josaphat 10:00 am The people of Saint Scholastica Parish

    WEDNESDAY Nov. 13—Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini 10:00 am † Patricia Certo (Tish Marsico)

    THURSDAY Nov. 14—Weekday in Ordinary Time 10:00 am † Dr. John Ammer (Connie Donnelly)

    FRIDAY Nov. 15—Weekday in Ordinary Time 10:00 am † Pat Certo (The Scanlon Family)

    SATURDAY Nov. 16—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:00 pm † James J. Schaming (Daughter, Diane Hupp)

    SUNDAY Nov. 17—33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 am † Peggy Dunn (Pat Burchill) 12:00 Noon † Rita V. Schultz (Granddaughter, Jennifer & Great-Granddaughter, Victoria)


    REST IN PEACE Saint Padre Pio

    † Dr. James J. Rams October 23, 2019 † Michael Miele November 2, 2019

    SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Saint Scholastica

    Brooke Violet Redling November 3, 2019

    TABERNACLE VIGIL CANDLE Week of November 10

    Saint Joseph: Stephen & Barbara Bukovac – 65th Anniversary Saint Mary: † Lou Woods (Wife, Rose)

    Saint Scholastica: † Dianne Silvasy (Husband, George)

  • 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). 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 ministries and 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 appropriate parish office for details.

    Membership: To register at one of the parishes in the Lower Allegheny Valley grouping, to update your contact information, or to 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.



    Sunday—November 10

    2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 2 Thes. 2:16—3:5 Luke 20:27-38

    Monday—November 11

    Wisdom 1:1-7 Luke 17:1-6

    Tuesday—November 12

    Wisdom 2:23—3:9 Luke 17:7-10

    Wednesday—November 13

    Wisdom 6:1-11 Luke 17:11-19

    Thursday—November 14

    Wisdom 7:22b—8:1 Luke 17:20-25

    Friday—November 15

    Wisdom 13:1-9 Luke 17:26-37

    Saturday—November 16

    Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9 Luke 18:1-8

    Sunday—November 17

    Malachi 3:19-20a 2 Thessalonians. 3:7-12 Luke 21:5-19

    Collection for November 2 & 3: All Saints: Military:

    SAINT JOSEPH $8,699 $1,279 $2,999

    SAINT JUAN DIEGO $7,218 $1,259 $625

    SAINT PADRE PIO $4,785 $254 $804

    SAINT SCHOLASTICA $6,205 $1,110 $616

    DAILY MASSES WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11 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—NOVEMBER 16 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—NOVEMBER 17 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


    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


    The new bulletin format is receiving positive reviews. While certainly more substantial than what we were previously accustomed to with individual parish bulletins, hopefully we are becoming familiar with the layout. Debbie VanDemark is doing a wonderful job in preparing each week's bulletin. All information from each of our four parishes should be sent to her. You may submit items for bulletin publication no later than Monday at Noon to: [email protected]

    For me, the most striking feature of our new bulletin is the LOGO. It is intended to be the "signature" of who we are as four parishes centered around the Eucharist. Lest anyone forget: we are One Body in Christ. It is the altar of the Lord around which we gather in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Saint Edward Church, Saint Scholastica Church, Madonna of Jerusalem Church, Saint Mary Church and Saint Joseph Church that unites us.

    One of the prominent features worth noting in our weekly bulletin is found on page 8 under the title heading of: GIVE . . . SERVE . . . LlVE. It points to the outreach of our parishes in response to the needs of the poor. It serves to connect us to the Gospel mandate in caring for the hungry and the homeless, those who are broken in spirit. I urge a careful and weekly reading that will provide you with suggestions and requests on how you can be of service to others. Of particular note is the 2019 Shoe Box Santa Project. A timely and worthwhile way of helping.

    Parishioners show their generosity in so many ways. Yes, in the regular weekly collection and even when the basket is passed a second time . . . in the anonymous gifts that are targeted for people and families with particular needs . . . in the faithful service to the shut-in when carrying the Holy Eucharist to them . . . in the whole-hearted response to the opportunity to purchase new vestments.

    While the Gospel calls us to serve the poor, it also provides multiple instances of Jesus healing the sick who suffered in body, mind and spirit. The Church celebrates that healing in the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Read in the next column about the communal celebration of the sacrament that will be held on Sunday afternoon, November

    at pm in Saint Edward Church in Blawnox.

    May the Lord bless your week ahead.

    Did You Know . . . ?

    . . . The year initiated having just one Mass in our parish grouping on each of the civil holidays that our nation marks. The Memorial Day Mass was offered in Saint Joseph Church; our July 4TH; Mass celebrating Independence Day was in Madonna of Jerusalem Church; we gathered in Saint Edward Church on Labor Day; and on Thursday morning, November we will celebrate our Thanksgiving Day Mass at in Saint Scholastica Church. Is there any reason why the church should not be full as parishioners from four parishes gather to give thanks to God for our many blessings?!?

    Communal Anointing of the Sick:

    Saint James writes: "Are there people sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the Church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick persons, and the Lord will raise them up. If they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them" (James 5: 14-15).

    The Anointing of the Sick is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. Once called Extreme Unction and referred to as the Last Rites, the sacrament is much more readily available. We no longer wait until imminent death before administering the sacrament. It is intended as a healing sacrament of the Church whereby a person is strengthened in their current sickness or helped in their final illness.

    The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated on Sunday, November at pm in Saint Edward Church in Blawnox. It will be offered within the context of the Sunday Mass and those wishing to be anointed from all the churches of our parish grouping are welcome. Fr. Dale DeNinno, Fr. Mike Decewicz and Fr. Bill Siple will be present to anoint with the holy oil of the church those who gather.

    If you suffer with a chronic illness, if you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, if you are facing serious surgery, if you count yourself among the frail elderly - you are encouraged to come in order to receive the grace of this sacrament of our faith.

    For more information, contact the Saint Padre Pio Parish office at

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Free Medicare Counseling: The Pennsylvania Healthcare Benefit Support Program is sponsoring a counseling event to answer your questions about Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug assistance, private health insurance and long-term care on Thursday, November 14, at the John Paul I Center in Sharpsburg. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 412-266-8362.

    The LAV Appalachia mission team will be selling pies from Oakmont Bakery to raise funds for their 2020 trip to West Virginia. Order forms are available at church entrances and on the LAV website at LAVCatholic.org/news. Orders are due November 17 and pies will be available for pick up in the Saint Scholastica Parish Hall November 23 & 24.

    Congratulations to two adults in our parishes who recently received the sacrament of Confirmation. Brendan Battistel was confirmed by Bishop Waltersheid at St. Catherine of Sweden Parish on October 19. Ashley Lucas received the sacrament last Sunday at SS. John and Paul Parish from Bp. Zubik. Our faith formation staff thanks the members of our RCIA team and the participants in our RCIA process, who worked with Ashley and Brendan to prepare them. We encourage adult Catholics who have not been confirmed to contact Delia Barr or Andy Bechman. Anyone who is interested in exploring the possibility of becoming a Catholic Christian is encouraged to contact them as well.

    Breakfast with Santa: Mark your calendars for Saint Joseph’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14. This year’s theme is CandyLand! There will be two seatings – 9:00am and 12:00 noon. Tickets $7.00 adult or child. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, music, crafts, games, raffles and of course, a visit with Santa! Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15, and are available in the Saint Joseph offices.

    A workshop on the Mass led by Thomas Octave, Director of Music Ministry at Saint Joseph Parish, will be held on Sunday, November 10, from 1:30pm-3:00pm in Saint Scholastica Church. Participants are invited to learn more about the elements of the Mass, the roles of the ministers of the Mass, and the excitement and joy of celebrating together the source and summit of our faith! All liturgical ministers and all who are eager to learn more about the Mass are invited.

    The “Catholicism” Series concludes for the fall this week at its regular time

    this Wednesday morning from 10:30am to 12:00 Noon in the Saint Scholastica

    Parish Hall, and this Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00pm in the Saint Joseph

    Parish St. John Paul II Hall. The topic for both sessions is: "A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical

    Union of Christ and the Church.” Each episode stands alone, so you can join us

    at any time! It is not necessary to register and there is no fee.

    Join the Saint Scholastica choir for Christmas! The adult choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7-9pm and sings at the 9:30am liturgy throughout Advent and the 10pm Christmas Eve liturgy. The Youth Choir for students in 5th through 12th grade will rehearse on Saturday, December 21, from 2:30-4pm and sing at the 4pm Christmas Eve liturgy. Contact Sr. Pat to register by November 15.

    The Christian Mothers and Rosary Society will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 21, at 7:00pm in the John Paul I Center. New members are always welcome.

    A Bereavement Series will be offered in the Saint Scholastica Parish Hall from 1-3pm on Wednesdays. Session 5 on Wednesday, November 13, is Help for the Grieving Process after Someone You Love has Died. Please register by noon on November 12 at 412-781-0186 or [email protected]

    Used Christmas Cards: The LAV parishes are collecting old Christmas cards to use as tags on this year’s Advent Giving Trees. If you have any to donate, please bring them to one of the parish offices as soon as possible.

    Growing in the Spirit is a group of adults supporting each other and sharing practices and resources for spiritual growth. We meet monthly. The next session is this Tuesday, November 12, at 7:30pm in the St. Scholastica Ministry Center Library. There is no need to register for this group—just join us!

    The Saint Monica Society of Saint Scholastica Parish was formed to pray for and reach out to families and parishioners who no longer worship with us. The Society also sends cards to homebound parishioners, those in nursing homes, and long-time parishioners who have moved away. All are welcome to join in their regular meeting at 10:00am on the first Saturday of the month in the Saint Scholastica Parish Hall.

    The Saint Scholastica Liturgy of the Word for Children at the 9:30am Mass will not be held on November 10 due to the blood drive in the Parish Hall.




    Sunday, November 10

    8:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Saint Scholastica Parish Hall

    Walk-ins are welcome.

    Take a moment to transform a life!

  • Youth Ministry is now accepting applications for our annual Appalachia mission trip in June. The trip is open to all students in high school. The trip dates for this year are June 21-27. If interested, please contact Meredith Troyan.

    Pet Therapy will be November 12 from 4-5pm. All middle school and high school students are welcome to join us (and several dogs) as we visit the VA Hospital on Delafield road. We will meet at building 51 (ambulatory care). Please RSVP by November 10.

    Join us for Family House on November 19 from 4:15-7:30pm. All Middle school and High school are invited to help cook a meal for families of those who are receiving care through UPMC and AHN. We will be preparing hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy, a salad and dessert. Please RSVP by November 17.

    Does your marriage need a rebirth? Retrouvaille has helped countless couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels from disillusionment to deep misery. For confidential information, please call 412-277-3434 or email [email protected] We will be hosting two weekend retreats in 2020: January 31-February 2 and September 11-13. Call today to begin the healing process or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

    Patriotic Rosary: All are invited to Saint Richard Church in Gibsonia to join in a Patriotic Rosary honoring our veterans on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:00pm. In addition to the rosary and patriotic music, special prayers will be offered for all military personnel, past and present.

    Christmas Cards for a Cause: The Little Sister s of the Poor are offering Christmas Cards with a sketch of Mary holding baby Jesus by Sr. Martha, LSP. Cards can be viewed and ordered online at www.littlesistersofthepoorpittsburgh.org or by calling 412-307-1100. All proceeds from the sale of the cards help to support the elderly poor residents in the Little Sisters’ care.

    CDTCA is hosting a Book Fair in partnership with Aspinwall’s local bookstore, Spark Books. A portion of all sales will benefit the CDTCA Library. Our teachers have made wish lists to help grow their classroom libraries if you’d like to purchase from that list. The Book Fair runs from Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17 during Spark Books hours.

    205 Brilliant Ave, Aspinwall PA 15215


    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.cdtca.org

    Mark Grgurich, Principal

    Support the 6th Annual FAIR TRADE FAIR

    Sponsored by Catholic Relief Services and

    the Saint Scholastica Hope for Haiti Committee

    Featuring Handmade Crafts, Christmas Items, Coffee, Chocolate and much more!

    Saint Joseph Church Parish Hall

    342 Dorseyville Road O’Hara Township

    SAT, NOV 9: 3 pm-6 pm SUN, NOV 10: 9 am-1 pm

    Decorate your home for Christmas and support our school!

    CDTCA’s Holiday Greenery Sale starts this weekend. Items include wreaths, garland,

    poinsettias and more.

    Order forms are available in this bulletin or by contacting the CDTCA office

    at 412-781-7927.

    Orders are due November 22 and will be ready for pick-up at the school after 12:00pm on

    Friday, December 6.

  • Local Homeless Ministry Donations: These items are needed now: macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, canned soup, Hamburger Helper-type prepared meal mixes, and powdered milk. Please leave donations in plastic bags. Gray bins are in the Saint Scholastica church entrance.

    The ministry will be providing Thanksgiving meals again this year. Please bring the following items to the gray bins in the church by Monday morning, November 25: instant mashed potatoes, gravy, packaged stuffing mix, and canned jellied cranberry sauce. There is also a need for large, sturdy disposable aluminum roasting pans. Frozen turkeys may be left on the porch of 318 Third Street on Monday, November 25 ONLY, before noon, please. Please do NOT leave any turkeys at the church. Thank you for your Thanksgiving generosity!

    Larger donations in bags (NOT boxes) and ALL clothing may be brought to the SIDE DOOR of 316 Third Street, Aspinwall, from 10am-12noon on Mondays and Fridays. Please do NOT leave any donations outside 316 or 318 Third Street. Thank you!

    Collection bins for local Food Pantries are located in the following Church entrances:

    Saint Scholastica Church is collecting holiday meal items, such as vegetables, sweet and mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy. Please put items in the red collection bin.

    Saint Edward Church and Saint Francis Church are collecting paper products and boxed stuffing.

    Fall Food pantry collection: The Western Pennsylvania Alumni Association of Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity invites you to help end hunger in your neighborhood. Members are collecting donations of nonperishable items to support the Saint Vincent de Paul food pantry. All donations are appreciated, but as Thanksgiving approaches, we are particularly on the lookout for boxed stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce and gravy. Monetary donations for the food pantry are also accepted. Goods can be dropped off in each of the LAV churches and the John Paul I Center in Sharpsburg. Thank you for your generosity!

    Vagabond Missions is collecting gift cards and non-perishable snack foods for teens through December. Popular items are: variety packs of chips, dollar candy (Sour Patch Kids, Reese’s, Gummy Bears, Chewy chocolate chips, etc.), McDonald’s gift cards, or any other fast food, portable speakers, and ear buds. Bring them to any of the parish offices during normal work hours.

    You can also still sign up to provide a meal for the Tuesday youth outreach night. We ask you to arrive around 5:30pm at the Juan Diego Parish John Paul I Pastoral Center to set up food for about 30 people. Drinks, plates, napkins and plastic ware will be provided. Contact Pam Susi at [email protected] or 412-781-5696 for details or to sign up.

    The Annual homemade Christmas Cookie Collection for the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in Sharpsburg is sponsored by the Saint Scholastica Aquinas Guild. Feel free to bake now and freeze the goodies, or plan for some extra baking time in early December. We are hoping to supply 150 families with a nice assortment. More details on collection date and place will follow.


    On Sunday, November 24, at 3:00pm in Madonna of Jerusalem Church, Fr. Michael

    Decewicz will give a reflection on the topic of gratitude based on Luke 17:11-20.

    A.R.M. is establishing a Hope Fund in conjunction with Gateway Rehabilitation. The

    funds will be used to help those who have completed their program with needs such as bus passes, a clothing allotment, deposits for

    utilities, restoration of cell phone service and first month’s rent. Your continued support of this

    ministry is greatly appreciated.

    CALIX is an association of Catholic alcoholics who are maintaining their sobriety through affiliation with the Fellowship of

    Alcoholics Anonymous. Our first concern is to interest Catholics with an alcoholic problem in

    the virtue of total abstinence. Our second is to promote the spiritual development of our

    membership. CALIX meets twice monthly on Tuesdays in Sharpsburg. Contact Fr. Mike Decewicz at 412-218-5410 for more details.

    For Adults and Disabled Persons of West Virginia - Sponsored by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society -

    Would you like to help those less fortunate - the poorest of the poor? Simply purchase the items listed below at a Dollar Store or store of your choice. Put them in a shoe box, wrap it in Christmas paper, and mark 'L' for Ladies or 'M' for Men. If you wish, a signed Christmas card inside the shoe box would add to the recipient's holiday cheer.

    No ribbons or bows on the outside, please - and NO CASH or GIFT CARDS. Thank you!

    Disposable Razors Calendars Shaving Cream

    Bar Soap Shampoo Toothbrush and Paste

    Deodorant Wash Cloth Purse-size tissues Comb

    or hairbrush Q-tips/Cotton Balls Band Aids

    Gloves (one size fits all) Hats (one size fits all)

    Note Pads/Pencils/Pens

    Stamps/Envelopes Lip Balm/Vaseline First Aid

    Cream Magnifying Glass Socks Knee Highs

    Hand Lotion Hand Sanitizer Nail Clippers/

    Tweezers Jar Grip/Pot Scratcher Small Puzzle

    Book Greeting/Note Cards Dominoes/Checkers

    Playing Cards Denture Cleanser

    Please drop your boxes off in the vestibule of any of the six churches in the LAV grouping of parishes no later than Sunday, November 17TH.

    Thank you for your participation in this project. Questions? Call Mary Kelly at 412-952-5638.


    Saturday, November 9 3:00-6:00pm Fair Trade Fair St. Joseph, John Paul II Hall

    Saturday, November 9 4:00pm Youth Mass St. Joseph Church

    Sunday, November 10 8:30am-1:30pm Blood Drive St. Scholastica, Parish Hall

    Sunday, November 10 9:00am-1:00pm Fair Trade Fair St. Joseph, John Paul II Hall

    Sunday, November 10 10:30am Faith Formation Classes, K-8 CDTCA

    Sunday, November 10 1:30pm Workshop on the Mass St. Scholastica Church

    Sunday, November 10 6:00pm High School LIFE Night St. Scholastica, Ministry Center

    Monday, November 11 4:30pm Faith Formation Classes, K-4 St. Joseph

    Monday, November 11 6:15pm Faith Formation Classes, 5-8 St. Joseph

    Tuesday, November 12 1:00pm Women's Bible Study St. Scholastica, Parish Hall

    Tuesday, November 12 4:00pm Youth Ministry Pet Therapy Heinz VA Hospital

    Tuesday, November 12 6:00pm Faith Formation Classes, K-8 St. Joseph

    Tuesday, November 12 7:30pm Growing in the Spirit St. Scholastica, Ministry Center

    Wednesday, November 13 10:30am Catholicism Video Series St. Scholastica, Parish Hall

    Wednesday, November 13 1:00pm Bereavement Series: Help for the Grieving Process

    after Someone you Love has Died St. Scholastica, Parish Hall

    Wednesday, November 13 6:00pm Middle School EDGE Night St. Scholastica, Ministry Center

    Thursday, November 14 1:00-5:00pm Free Medicare Counseling St. Juan Diego, John Paul I Center

    Thursday, November 14 6:00pm High School Social Night St. Joseph, Field

    Thursday, November 14 7:00pm St. Vincent de Paul Society Meeting St. Joseph, St. Lucy Conference


    Thursday, November 14 7:00pm Knights of Columbus Meeting St. Joseph, John Paul II Hall

    Thursday, November 14 7:30pm Catholicism Video Series St. Joseph, John Paul II Hall

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    St. Joseph Parish

    St. Juan Diego Parish

    St. Padre Pio Parish

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    New Registration

    Change of Address

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