STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm March 1 – April 5
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES : The Church provides us with the most amazing sacrament of reconciliation. Please make every effort to get to confession this Lent. God is such a forgiving and merciful Father. Our region offers the following opportunities for Reconciliation: Thursday, March 30 here at Church of St Anne @ 6 pm., and Saturday, April 1 at St Sebastian @ Noon.
2nd GRADE PARENTS – First Communion practice is Sunday April 2 during the regular schedule of faith formation classes. Parents and students should be in the church at 9:30 am – there is no need to go to the social hall first. If you have any questions, please contact Regina at 724-872-3486 or Rachel at 724-797-2216.
Easter Baskets will be blessed Holy Saturday April 8 – at Holy Family at noon and St. Anne at 1:00pm
No Confessions to be heard on Saturday, April 8 – will resume confession schedule Saturday April 15.
The Parish office will be closed Holy Thursday and Good Friday and will be open Monday April 10.
NEW PHOTO GALLERIES have been added – Youth Mass and CCD Easter Egg Hunt, CCD Class Seder Meal…click on Media Tab/Photo Gallery.
BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS – We are holding Baptism Preparation Class on Tuesday April 11 from 5 to 7 pm. If you are planning to have your baby baptized within the next four months, please contact Regina Hopewill at [email protected] or call 724-872-3486 to register for the class.
INTERESTED IN BEING AN ADULT ALTAR SERVER? – After Easter, our Parish is looking to add some adult Altar Servers to help with primarily holy day liturgies and funerals. If you are available during the day (funerals) and would be able to help on holy days, please consider this important ministry. More to follow after Easter.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AT ST. ANNE CHURCH AND HOLY FAMILY PARISH. The Holy Name Society is offering a chance to win two scholarship awards of $500 and $1000. If you are graduating this year (2023) and have been accepted into a college or post-secondary school in the fall of 2023, and are an active and registered member of the Parish, then you are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to write an original essay according to the designated topic noted on the application. The scholarship money is to be used for any cost associated with higher learning and is offered to promote the ideals and values of the Holy Name Society and the Church. All submitted entries must be accompanied by an original application which may be picked up at the Church office Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. The applications will be available until April 13th (extended.) More details are included in the application. Essays must be returned by April 19th.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY RAVIOLI SALE – call the office 724-872-3555 to order Meat or Cheese Raviolis $12/dozen, Meatballs $7/half dozen and Sauce is available also! $7/quart.
EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL – Each month throughout 2023, Bishop Kulick issues “Faithful Challenges” as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. March’s challenge is for all of us to become intentional disciples. These Sacred Heart pins are being given as a sign of intentional discipleship throughout Lent to those who attend one of the Bishop’s Lenten Evening of Reflections. Visit www.TheAccentOnline.org to find an evening near you.
Recordings of Bishop Kulick’s Lenten Reflections are posted online at www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/EucharisticRevival each week. Each month throughout 2023, Bishop Kulick issues “Faithful Challenges” as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. Challenge yourself to be an intentional disciple and watch a reflection!
Visit the Eucharistic Revival resource page at www.DioceseofGreensburg.org/EucharisticRevival for videos, prayers and gathering dates.
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.
- March 30, 2023, 6:00 pm: Regional Penance Service - St Anne Church - March 30, 2023
- April 5, 2023, 6:30 pm: Stations of the Cross
- April 8, 2023, 1:00 pm: Easter Basket Blessing
- April 15, 2023, 10:00 am: First Holy Communion
Respect Life Resources
- Prayer for pregnant mothers prayer-card-pregnant-mothers
- Serving Moms in need respect life-22-serving-moms-in-need
- Pro-Life Emergency Contact Information:
- Emergency PILL REVERSAL 877-558-0333
- Pro-Life Resource Centers: 24/7 NATIONAL LINK TO HELP:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Hope After Abortion: PROJECT RACHEL 888-456-HOPE(4673)
- https://hopeafterabortion.com or [email protected]
DIOCESAN LENTEN APPEAL – visit the Diocesan Lenten Appeal page which reflects the 2023 theme, One Body in Christ. This year, we are focusing on the wonderful ministries taking place within our four counties, such as our international priests, faith formation, youth volunteers and Catholic Charities. Every Thursday during this Lenten season, you will be able to view an updated video highlighting these ministries on the Diocesan Facebook page, website and YouTube channel.
EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL – Each month throughout 2023, Bishop Kulick issues “Faithful Challenges” as part of the National Eucharistic Revival. Eucharistic Revival is a three-year process initiated by the USCCB to invite the faithful to reflect upon the mystery and meaning of the sacrament of the Eucharist in our lives.
The Blessed Sacrament strengthens us and enables us to offer and seek forgiveness. Each time we celebrate the Eucharist we are remembering Jesus’ command to love: to love one another, to love our enemies, to forgive always, through lives of kindness, acts of service and by the giving of our very lives to spread the good news of the Gospel.
When people accept these challenges, they are taking small steps towards a greater goal of creating a more Eucharistic community in the Diocese of Greensburg.
You are invited to participate in a Faithful Challenge every Thursday, and hopefully you will feel yourself growing in a relationship with Christ. Consider Bishop Kulick’s invitation to become an intentional disciple this year!
The Catholic Accent TV Show’s “Faith and Food”edition available online The “Faith and Food”edition of The Catholic Accent television program is available for viewing at https://theaccentonline.org/. In this episode, Bishop Larry J. Kulick talks about renewing our commitment to Christ during Lent. He invites the faithful to join him at a series of Lenten Reflections at parishes throughout the Diocese. The episode also features the popular Diocese of Greensburg Fish Fry Guide (all Lenten fish fry locations, dates and times are available at https://theaccentonline.org/; Father Christopher J. Pujol making his recipe for Frutti di Mare; and Father Anthony Onoko, a Nigerian soccer player who traded his cleats for a collar and became what he says is “a superstar for Christ,” now serving the faithful of the Diocese as Pastor of St. Raymond of the Mountains Parish in Donegal.
Other Happenings Around the Diocese
Divine Mercy Sunday liturgy April 16 at St. Mary, Mother of God Parish, Freeport – a Divine Mercy Sunday liturgy April 16, including Eucharistic Adoration from noon-3 p.m., the sacrament of Reconciliation from 1-1:50 p.m. and Divine Mercy devotion from 2-3 p.m.
SWING INTO SPRING CRAFTERS MARKET -Saint Bruno Rosary Altar Society is hosting a “Swing Into Spring” Crafter’s Market. The event will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm in the Saint Bruno Church Hall, 1715 Poplar Street, South Greensburg. The kitchen will be open. There will be a basket raffle with crafter items along with a 50/50. Crafter applications are still being accepted. For more information, please email Beth Iezzi at [email protected]
“Spring is in the Air” St. John the Evangelist Spring Craft & Vendor Show – St John Parish 306 St John Drive, Latrobe, PA 15650 Saturday, May 6, 2023 9 am to 3 pm.
For additional news around the diocese, click on this link Greensburg diocese Bulletin announcements Apr 1-2
Diocesan Bulletin Announcements
ANNOUNCEMENT – OFFICE FOR PRIESTLY VOCATIONS – With joy and thanksgiving to God, the Diocese of Greensburg announces that Bishop Larry J. Kulick, JCL, has called Deacon Andrew J. Hamilton to the responsibility of the Presbyterate, and Misters Craig Alexander, David M. Slusarick, and John Torres to the responsibility of the Diaconate. The priesthood ordination will be celebrated on June 3, 2023, and the diaconate ordination on May 20, 2023. Both liturgies will begin at 10:00 AM in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
High School & Young Adult Priesthood Discernment Group
The Melchizedek Project is designed for high school and young adult-aged men who would like to grow in their understanding of how to discern a vocation and learn more about the priesthood. Each gathering involves prayer, discussion on a specific topic related to priesthood, and dinner. Please visit greensburgpriest.org for registration information, dates, and locations.
PRIESTLY VOCATIONS – HIGHSCHOOL FINAL
and PRIESTLY VIOCATION – MELCHIZEDEK FLYER – 2022 – NEW DATES
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) –
During Lent, we are called to give special attention to our relationship with God. Through opportunities to deepen our prayer, practice fasting and give alms, we meet our Lord and encounter our sisters and brothers around the world.
Please make a donation to CRS Rice Bowl to help communities in Honduras, the Philippines, Kenya and other countries overcome hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and the impacts of climate change. Your almsgiving will make a difference for families trying to escape poverty and thrive. To donate by phone:
1-877-435-7277. To donate by mail: Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, PO Box 5200, Harlan, IA 51593-0700. To donate online: www.crs.org
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 https://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.
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.
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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.
2022 Annual Report
Clergy, Mass and Confession Times
Pastor – Father David J. Nazimek
Weekend Assistant – Fr. Richard J. Zelik, OFM, Cap
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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
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