Parish News

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!

No Daily Masses Weeks of Oct 3-7 and 10-14.

BLESSING OF PETS – Father Dave blessed the pets of parishioners on Saturday Oct 1. See the Photo Gallery for all pictures from this event under the MEDIA TAB above.

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES BEGIN! – Sunday Oct 2. You can find the schedule under the Formation Tab above.

OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH – Christian Mothers will be reciting the rosary before each Mass this weekend to honor Respect Life Month. Please join in the recitation of the rosary. Please consider saying the rosary, a decade of the rosary, or at least a few Hail Mary prayers each day throughout the month of October.

RESPECT LIFE resources 1) Prayer for pregnant mothers prayer-card-pregnant-mothers 2) Serving Moms in need respect life-22-serving-moms-in-need 3) Resect Life Chairman’s statement https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/respect-life-22-chairman-statement-.pdf 4) Pro-life emergency contact information Pro-life emergency information

MOVIETHE MATTER OF LIFEThursday, October 20, 6:30 to 9:00 pm in St Anne Social Hall

2nd GRADE RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING Sunday, Oct 23, 9:45 am in St Anne Cry Room during the Faith Formation classes.

HALLOWEEN PARTY – Thursday, October 27, 6:00 pm. Dinner – Kids Crafts – Trick or Treat! All parishioners are invited. Bring treats for the kids. All are invited to wear a costume, but not required. After dinner, the children will parade in their beautiful costumes where they will get treats from those in attendance. Registration forms will be found in the bulletin or sign-up sheets in the entrances to the church. Please respond by Oct 24. Come for a fun time!

MIDDLE SCHOOL PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT GROUP MEETINGS Jeremiah Days is an opportunity for middle school-aged boys Grades 6- 8 and their parents or guardians to gather to learn, discuss, and pray to God for guidance in knowing their vocation. The group will meet on the following days: October 8, December 10, and February 11 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at St. James Church in New Alexandria. To register, please visit greensburgpriest.org https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PRIESTLY-VIOCATION-JEREMIAH-DAYS-FLYER-2022-vFINAL.pdf

HIGH SCHOOL & YOUNG ADULT PRIESTHOOD DISCERNMENT GROUPThe 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. High School Grades 9-12 https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PRIESTLY-VOCATIONS-HIGHSCHOOL-FINAL.pdf and Young adults 18+ https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/PRIESTLY-VIOCATION-MELCHIZEDEK-FLYER-2022-vFINAL.pdf

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]

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • October 20, 2022, 6:30 pm: Matter of Life movie
  • October 21, 2022, 4:00 pm: Confirmation Retreat
  • October 23, 2022, 9:45 am: 2nd Grade Reconciliation Parent Meeting
  • October 27, 2022, 6:00 pm: Halloween Party
  • November 22, 2022, 7:00 pm: CONFIRMATION - 8th graders

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Other Happenings Around the Diocese

ROSARY COAST TO COAST ….You are invited to Rosary Coast to Coast on October 9th at 4PM at St Paul Parish , 820 Carbon Road, Greensburg. This is an effort for the Rosary to be said across America for America.  We have all seen the power of prayer in our personal lives, imagine the impact of a nation offering up prayer all together at one time!  The group will meet in the church for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Patriotic Rosary, and concluding with Benediction.  Come and join in. 

Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant and Child Loss Memorial Mass Oct. 12 at Holy Family Parish, Latrobe

If you have ever experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant or young child death, you are invited to a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Infant and Child Loss Memorial Mass Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, Latrobe. Any parent or other family member who has suffered a loss is invited, including those who have had babies remembered at previous Masses. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Larry J. Kulick. A keepsake will be given to all who attend, and refreshments will be served afterward. To RSVP and/or register a child’s name, contact Debbie Vanden Berk at 724-539-7181 or [email protected].

ROSARY CRUSADE : EPIPHANY OF OUR LORD CHURCH – Saturday, October 15 at Noon. 44 Pennsylvania Blvd, Monessen. More Information contact Shirley Beneccio at 724-684-7099 [email protected]


Opportunities to view the movie “The Matter of Life” :

St. Agnes’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Group is sponsoring the viewing of the movie “The Matter of Life” on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Address:   11400 St Agnes Ln, Irwin, PA 15642 Location: Resurrection Hall, Room 303/305 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm . Mrs. Carolyn Cannizzaro, Director of Pro-Life Advocacy at Catholic Charities will be joining us. Please Contact Mary Loretta Wheeler with any questions  (724) 987-4259. https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/TheMatterOfLife-2.pdf

Saint James New Alexandria Rosary Altar Society is sponsoring the viewing of the movie The Matter of Life in the Social Hall on Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saint James Parish 306 Saint James Lane  New Alexandria, PA 15670 . This movie addresses the question, “When does life begin?”  The documentary discusses the abortion industry and the long-term effects abortion has on the mother, father, family, our nation and society.  It is more important than ever to know where we stand on abortion and why.  The movie also offers hope for all those who thought abortion was their only option.  Mrs. Carolyn Cannizzaro, Director of Pro-Life Advocacy at Catholic Charities will be available to answer any questions you may have after the viewing. For questions, please contact Betty Nemchik at 724-668-7436 or the Parish Office at 724-668-2829.  Refreshments will be served.  Warning:  This content may not be suitable for all audiences. 

Clergy, Mass and Confession Times

Pastor – Father David J. Nazimek
Weekend Assistant – Fr. Richard J. Zelik, OFM, Cap
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Weekend
Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Daily
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
8:00 a.m.

Holy Day Vigil
Please Contact Us

Reconciliation
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.

Photo Galleries and Facebook Page

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Important Announcements

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

“Spirited” Women’s Conference set for Nov. 12

“Spirited,” the first Diocesan Women’s Conference, is set for Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Christ our Shepherd Center, Greensburg. The day will feature praise and worship, including Mass with Bishop Larry J. Kulick, plus speakers, witness testimonies, crafts, prizes and lunch. Click here for a registration form https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Spirited-Registration-Form-V9.pdf . For information, contact the Diocesan Office of Communications and Evangelization at 724-837-0901.

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.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) CRS’s Dana Brink speaking to Congress about the Farm Bill: “For nearly 70 years, the “USAID Office of Food for Peace” program has helped to alleviate hunger and extreme poverty around the world. For 65 of those years, CRS has been a proud implementer of Food for Peace Title II programming.” Visit www.crs.org for more information!

PATRIOTIC ROSARY FOR THE CONSECRATION OF OUR NATION 

All men and women are invited to join the DCCW to pray for our nation on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sister’s Chapel at Saint Emma’s in Greensburg. Refreshments to follow. 

They pray for the conversion of our Nation’s Capital, Holy Father, Bishops, Priests, Religious Conversion of our Country, President of the USA, Supreme Court, Senate, House of Representatives, Governors, County and Municipalities of every state in the USA. Patriotic music is also played. Everyone is welcome!  

Diocesan News

“The Accent On-Air – The Young Church” airs on WTAE-TV
In this edition of “The Accent On-Air,” The Catholic Accent team highlights some of the amazing spiritual journeys, faith-filled service and legacies that have shaped the lives of youth and young adults in the Diocese of Greensburg. Bishop Larry J. Kulick discusses the importance of the Church’s three-year Eucharistic Revival and the opportunities it provides to evangelize to all Catholics, with special attention to the communications that can reach and impact youth and young adults. “The Accent on Air – The Young Church” will be broadcast at 3:07 a.m. 3:37 a.m. Oct. 1 and 8.  Visit TheAccentOnLine.org for the latest featured stories, events and happenings in the Diocese.