Parish News

STATIONS OF THE CROSSWednesday’s at 6 pm and Friday’s at Noon. Enter through the side doors.

SCOUT SUNDAY – On Sunday, March 3, at the 11:00 am mass we will recognize and bless all Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, all ages and ranks, their families and Scout Leaders. Please contact Barbara Zucconi by phone at 724-872-7133, or email [email protected] for more information and to let us know you are coming! We would love to have the Scouts assist with the different ministries on that day! Hope to see you there!!

Lenten Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Mothers was held this past Saturday, February 24, 2024 – Father Roselo celebrated mass with us at 8:30 am. And then the prayer breakfast followed. Mary Sampey was our speaker on Micah 6:8 and we were all so blessed to hear her speak. Please check out the photos under the Media Tab in the Photo Gallery. https://www.stannerostraver.org/media/photo-gallery/

THE LAST SUPPER AND THE GIFT OF THE EUCHARIST Sunday, March 17 at St Anne Church in the social hall at 1 pm to 5:00 pm and Monday, March 18 at 8:30 am to 10:00 am and 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Join us for our first Experiential Evangelization Event called The Last Supper and the Gift of the Eucharist! Renaissance music will be playing as you gaze at a 16 foot mural of the Last Supper in our social hall – its original was painted by Leonardo da Vinci, along with 6 other versions for you to compare and contrast. Vatican Art Historian Liz Lev recorded a captivating talk for you about the scriptural nuances of this historic piece of art. Click here https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Last-Supper-Flyer-Bulletin.pdf

ST ANNE CHURCH DIRECTORY – Did you have your picture taken for the church directory? If you haven’t picked up your free directory yet, please stop by the church office during the week. Also, there are some available for purchase $10.

HALLOW APP – Perhaps you’ve noticed the beautiful banner as you were entering the church, or maybe you picked up card from the table. We’re excited to announce a partnership with Hallow this Lent! Hallow is a CATHOLIC prayer and meditation app that helps you deepen your relationship with God and create a habit of daily prayer through audio-guided prayer sessions ranging from 1 to 60 minutes long. There are over 10,000 unique sessions available on the app. There is also a version that is always free which has over 1,000 sessions available. This Lent, as part of the Hallow Pray40 Challenge, we’ll walk through the life-changing, spiritual classic He Leadeth Me, written by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. Fr. Walter, a Jesuit priest and missionary from Allentown, PA, was imprisoned for over twenty years in the Soviet Union. Amidst some of the most brutal conditions imaginable, Fr Walter underwent a profound spiritual journey. In fear he found hope. In confinement, he surrendered his life to God. You can have access to the Lent Pray40 Challenge, by scanning the QR code in the bulletin, on the pew card or banner, then sign up. Enjoy the free trial of the full unlocked version of Hallow and cancel anytime!

ADULT EASTER CHOIR – All adults are invited to join the Adult Choir preparing for Easter Triduum with Choral Director Toni Lynn Salvino. Please join us for rehearsals beginning Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. No need to be able to read music to join. Don’t be shy! Just show up and bring a friend. Questions, contact Toni Lynn Salvino at [email protected] 724-554-5051, or Carolyn Cannizzaro, [email protected] 760-420-8046.

EXPOSITION AND ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – Join us EACH Friday morning from 7 AM to 8 AM, followed by the Friday morning mass.

NEW MINISTRY – Due to the increased interest in Eucharistic Adoration at our parish, we would like to offer the opportunity for parishioners to spend more time in quiet prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament. In addition to Eucharistic Adoration every Friday morning from 7 am to 8 am before morning Mass, we would like to increase the hours on the LAST Friday of each month, from 8:30 am following morning Mass until 3:00 pm. As it is necessary to have at least one person present when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration, we are looking for volunteers who would like to join the new ministry. Anyone interested in spending a prayerful hour with Our Lord, please contact Regina Civitello at 724-984-1063 for further details.

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED – We are in need of weekend altar servers, Children AND Adults. It really does allow you to experience the Mass from a different perspective while helping with this important ministry. In Luke, Chapter 6, Verse 38, Jesus says “Give, and it shall be given to you.” Children should contact their Faith Formation teacher and adults may call the office. Thank you.

RCIA : Interested in knowing more about this, or refreshing your knowledge and deepening your experience of your faith? Contact Regina Hopewell at [email protected] with your questions.

EUCHARIST FOR THE HOMEBOUND – If you are aware of a homebound parishioner that would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact the office.

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– We are in need of a few more leaders. Clearances will be needed, but help can be provided in obtaining if necessary. PLEASE contact Rachel Lewis 724-797-2216 .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.

KIDS BULLETINS – click here for the newest kids bulletin the-kids-bulletin-lent-3 March 2024

Clearances – you can go onto the Diocese of Greensburg website https://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/youth- protection/clearances/ to complete the needed training.

FUNERAL EULOGIES (Family Remarks)–Please select the Sacraments tab and select Funeral Eulogies.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 1, 2024, 7:00 am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • March 1, 2024, 8:00 am: Friday morning Mass
  • March 1, 2024, 12:00 pm: Stations of the Cross - Fri Noon
  • March 4, 2024, 8:00 am: Monday Morning Mass
  • March 5, 2024, 6:30 pm: RCIA Meeting
  • March 6, 2024, 8:00 am: Wednesday Morning Mass at Holy Family, West Newton

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Other Happenings Around the Diocese

OPEN THIS LINK For LOTS of additional news around the diocese, click here:https://www.stannerostraver.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Bulletin-announcement-March-2-3-2024.pdf

LOCAL FISH FRY GUIDESt John the Baptist Parish – Perryopolis – Parish Hall Fridays, 11 am to 6 pm. Menu: fried and baked fish, pierogies and haluski, fried shrimp, fries …Orders sjbperry.org or call 724-736-0675 during serving hours. The Epiphany of our Lord Parish, Monessen – Parish hall, Fridays, 11 am to 6 pm, (free local delivery 11 am to 1 pm). Good Friday, 11 am to 6 pm (drive-thru only)….Menu: Fried baked cod, baked haddock, fried breaded shrimp, personal pizza, haluski, pierogies, side dishes, specials, bake sale. Dine in or takeout.

The Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents Melodies of the Sheng and Guanzi: a concert of music from China featuring Jianbing Hu and Jian Bao in an evening of classical, folk, and original music from China played on the sheng and guanzi. The concert is on Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm in the Saint Vincent College Performing Arts Center (located in the Robert S. Carey Student Center).  Admission is free.

Diocesan Bulletin Announcements

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.

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) – The lives and safety of millions of our sisters and brothers around the world are at stake. In the face of global food insecurity, conflict and other humanitarian crises, our faith calls us to act quickly and decisively to avoid further suffering. The Senate recently passed a supplemental package that includes $9.2 billion to address dire humanitarian needs around the globe, including in places like Sudan, Central America, Gaza and Ukraine. We need your help to ensure the House also passes a supplemental package that includes $9.2 billion in humanitarian aid to respond to urgent needs around the world.  

Conflict and food insecurity in places like Sudan, the Sahel and East Africa have caused extreme hardship for millions of people who are struggling to access basic necessities like food, clean water and health care. The war in Ukraine continues to increase humanitarian needs including food, safe shelter, continued education for children and trauma healing. In Gaza, children lack food and water, mothers cannot feed their babies and families lack the most basic shelter. Visit www.crs.org for more information and to see how you can advocate!

VOCATIONS – please continue to pray for all people discerning God’s call throughout our diocese.

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

Support Ukrainian Refugee Fund

Support is needed for the Ukrainian Refugee Fund administered by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, which provides assistance to individuals and families who have been forced to leave their homelands because of war. Visit ccharitiesgreensburg.org/donate/donate-now/ to donate. More than 100 families are on a waiting list to resettle in Western PA.

PRO LIFE

Join St. Anne’s Church to Pray THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ABORTION – Please Join Parishioners from St.
Anne’s on Monday, March 18th. We’ll meet in the Parking Lot at 7:45 am and carpool. We’ll pray from 9-11 am. Bring your Rosary. All are welcome!!! Contact Carolyn Cannizzaro with questions: [email protected].
Please join 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Join to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right in front of Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, and to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Bruni, [email protected] or Jen at [email protected]. Go to 40daysforlife.com/Pittsburgh for more info, or check out our blog at 40daysforlifepittsburgh.com
24,211 babies saved ~ 256 abortion workers converted ~ 148 abortion centers closed!

CLICK HERE to check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwx7_0JX5gM

Respect Life Resources

  • 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

Giving

Donate online to St. Anne by clicking the GIVING TAB to access OSV (Our Sunday Visitor). Log in or create an account. Here you can make contributions as recurring or one-time donations for weekly collections and also special collections. Just click on the Fund account you wish to contribute to. You also have access to your account showing YTD donations and yearly tax statements.

To donate to the DLA, click below

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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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.

2023 Annual Report

Clergy, Mass and Confession Times

Pastor – Father Roselo A. Melloria
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 Friday at 8:00 A.M.

Each Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

First Friday Mass
8:00 a.m. Coffee reception to follow.

Holy Day Vigil
Please Contact Us

Reconciliation
Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.