CONFIRMATION took place on Tuesday November 22 with Bishop Kulik confirming our 18 candidates at St Sebastian Church. We had 5 from Holy Family and 13 from St. Anne. Congratulations to all! Check out the photos in our photo gallery under the media tab above.
Church Office will be closed Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.
HALLOW – Our parish has partnered with Hallow this Advent as a way to intentionally bring God into our hearts through prayer. Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app with over 5,000 sessions. The content ranges from daily meditations, traditional prayers, Bible stories for sleep, kids and family prayers, mental health meditations, Seasonal music, and so much more. Sign up today: hallow.com/pray .
Specifically for Advent, Hallow has created a #Pray25 Challenge: “Journey to Bethlehem through Salvation History” featuring the cast of The Chosen. The #Pray25 challenge includes daily meditations which will take you through Old and New Testament scripture to encounter the joy that Jesus’ birth brings to the world. You’ll
even have access to a prayer companion to follow along and jot down your reflections each day, as well as beautiful Advent and Christmas music collections.
To get started, scan the QR code below or the cards attached to the bulletin. From there, you can start a free trial and begin praying through Salvation History, and you can cancel anytime. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to pray with Hallow this Advent and grow closer to God during this prayerful season. If you need any guidance on how to use the app, contact Marsha Kanski, [email protected] or 724-689-7385.
ANGEL TREE PROJECT – For additional information or should you have any questions, please contact Barbara Zucconi, 724-872-7133, or [email protected] God bless you for your continued support of this important project and work of mercy.
BLOOD DRIVE – WED Dec 7, 2022 Noon to 6 PM in the social hall. Register online at: vitalant.org or call
CHRISTIAN MOTHERS HOLIDAY GATHERING – Sunday December 11, 2022 Back Porch Restaurant. $35, please call Erica Browder at 301-437-3057 or text Susan Fagnilli at 412-818-5400. RSVP by DEC 3.
ONLINE GIVING – If you prefer to make weekly offerings and special collection contributions online, click on the GIVING tab above. Log in or create an account. Any questions, contact the office. Thank you!
EUCHARIST FOR THE HOMEBOUND – If you are aware of a homebound parishioner that would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact the office.
RCIA – If you are someone you know wants to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults(RCIA) , contact Angela Ehrardt at [email protected] See more information under the Formation tab above.
CHILD PROTECTION ACT–Because of our support of the Child Protection Act, it is recommended that a parent always accompany their child to the restroom downstairs in the Social Hall.
LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN–During the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays, Liturgy of the Word for Children is held. A liturgical experience about breaking open the Word of God for little people ages 5-11, the children are gathered so they can be helped to better understand the Word of God. They are sent in a group with their leaders before the Readings and return to the congregation after the Creed. No sign-up is necessary.
FUNERAL EULOGIES (Family Remarks)–Please select the Sacraments tab and select Funeral Eulogies.
- December 3, 2022, 10:00 am: Church of St Anne Vendor and Craft Show
- December 7, 2022, 12:00 pm: Blood Drive , December 7, 2022 Noon to 6 pm
- December 11, 2022, 1:00 pm: Christian Mothers Holiday Gathering December 11, 2022
Clergy, Mass and Confession Times
Pastor – Father David J. Nazimek
Weekend Assistant – Fr. Richard J. Zelik, OFM, Cap
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Monday and Thursday at 8:00 A.M.
First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
First Friday Mass
Holy Day Vigil
Please Contact Us
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
2022 Annual Report
Photo Galleries and Facebook Page
All photo galleries are found under the Media tab above.
To view any of the Youth Activity Videos, select Youth Activity Videos under the Media tab above.
To View the St. Anne’s Facebook Page click on the Picture below:
Respect Life Resources
Respect Life Resources
- Prayer for pregnant mothers prayer-card-pregnant-mothers
- Serving Moms in need respect life-22-serving-moms-in-need
- Resect Life Chairman’s statement https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/respect-life-22-chairman-statement-.pdf
- Pro-Life Emergency Contact Information:
- Emergency PILL REVERSAL 877-558-0333
- Pro-Life Resource Centers: 24/7 NATIONAL LINK TO HELP: https://www.standingwithyou.org
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Other Happenings Around the Diocese
Breakfast with St. Nick Dec 3, 2022 St Agnes Church, North Huntingdon Breakfast St Nick Flyer 2022 St Agnes N Huntingdon
First Saturday Masses in Jeannette – The First Saturday Masses that began in May in response to the world bishops’ statement calling on all Catholics to pray for an end to the war in the Ukraine are continuing beyond the original five that were scheduled. In light of a handwritten letter from one of the Fatima visionaries, Sister Lucia, to Cardinal Cafferra indicating that the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family, an additional five First Saturday Masses will be scheduled for the Sanctification of Marriage and the Family at Sacred Heart Parish. The additional Saturday mornings are Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4. The days will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the rosary, followed by Mass at 9 a.m. Confessions will follow Mass. Our Lady requests our going to confession, receiving the holy Eucharist, praying the rosary and spending 15 minutes with her, meditating on the mysteries of the rosary each first Saturday. All are welcome.
SCAM CALLS/EMAILS/TEXT MESSAGES
We have become aware of parishioners who have been receiving phone calls, Emails or text messages pretending to be from clergy or individuals and requesting gift cards or cash be sent to them. If you receive any sort of message who is asking for money or goods, be sure to verify the identity of the person calling you. It is possible for someone to make a call or text message/Email appear to come from a number that you know even if it is coming from a totally different place. There is no way to prevent this activity but want to make you aware so that no one falls victim.
Diocesan Bulletin Announcements
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) As we near the end of The United Nations Climate Change Convention COP27, Catholic Relief Services continues to advocate at COP27P for what is fair. This includes the acknowledgment that the South, particularly Africa, is impacted by Climate Change more than any other continent, yet they only contribute less than 4% of the total emissions. Visit www.crs.org for more information and to see how you can help!
“With regard to climate change, the advances have been regrettably few. Reducing greenhouse gases requires honesty, courage and responsibility, above all on the part of those countries which are more powerful and pollute the most… International negotiations cannot make significant progress due to positions taken by countries which place their national interests above the global common good. Those who will have to suffer the consequences of what we are trying to hide will not forget this failure of conscience and responsibility.” ~ Pope Francis, Laudato Si (Papal Encyclical).
Catholic Charities seeks donors for Teen Christmas Program Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is preparing for its annual Teen Christmas Program, which matches families in need with sponsors who provide gifts for children ages 13-18. Other community programs provide gifts for children 12 and under, but very few do for teens, which is why this program is important. If you would like to participate, please contact Donna Hagan at [email protected] or 724-837-1840, ext. 1661.
Catholic Schools News
Millions in Catholic school tuition assistance available SPREAD THE NEWS! The 12 Diocese of Greensburg Catholic schools now have millions of dollars in tuition assistance available! Become a TOP Student today. Visit www.CatholicSchoolsGuide.org or call 724-552-2565. Top Student program extended to higher education at Franciscan University Because of the continued generosity of an anonymous donor, Catholic high school students in the Diocese of Greensburg, or those attending Catholic high schools in Western Pennsylvania, could receive priority for tuition assistance, regardless of income, if they choose to attend Franciscan University of Steubenville. This new initiative is funded by the same anonymous donor who funded the TOP Student program in the Diocese of Greensburg. To date, the TOP Student program has provided tuition assistance to 800 families in Catholic schools across the four counties of the Diocese and has helped to increase enrollment in Diocesan Catholic schools by 20% in just two years; that is one of the largest Catholic school enrollment increases in North America. For information, visit franciscan.edu/JPII-scholarship, call 800-783-6220 or email [email protected]
Help for Ukraine
Bishop Larry J. Kulick asks the faithful of the Diocese of Greensburg to assist Ukraine and its people by praying for them as this tragic conflict unfolds. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a list of reputable Catholic agencies collecting donations to aid people as they flee to escape Russian bombing and shelling. Visit DioceseOfGreensburg.org/HelpForUkraine to learn more about Catholic Relief Services, Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy, Catholic Near East Welfare Association, Aid to Church in Need, Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund, Jesuit Refugee Service and International Catholic Migration Commission, among others.
“The Accent On-Air – airs on WTAE-TV
“The Accent On-Air: The Symbols of Christmas,” premiers on WTAE-TV Channel 4 on Sunday, Nov. 27, and airs again Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. In this episode, the staff of The Catholic Accent explores the popular symbols of Christmas, including St. Nicholas, one of the most recognizable figures in the world. Bishop Larry J. Kulick talks about his visit to the Vatican, his audience with Pope Francis and the importance of the gift of the Eucharist. Plus, learn about the meaning behind the Christmas decorations in your home; the wreath, Christmas tree and luminary lights are all steeped in symbolism. Bells will be ringing this season as churches across the Diocese join together to ring church bells as a reminder to many to celebrate the birth of our Savior. And Bishop Kulick is back in the kitchen with a traditional Slovak Christmas Eve soup. “The Accent On-Air” is always on at TheAccentOnline.org. Visit TheAccentOnLine.org for the latest featured stories, events and happenings in the Diocese.
Bishop to celebrate Lessons and Carols Dec. 9 at cathedral : Join Bishop Larry J. Kulick for the annual celebration of Lessons and Carols on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, featuring the Diocesan Choir, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Choir and Diocesan Schools Chorus.