Church Office................................................... 724-863-2626
Rev. Msgr. V. Paul Fitzmaurice, Pastor
email@example.com “A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust”
Rev. Joseph D. Armamento, Parochial Vicar A Parish of the
firstname.lastname@example.org August 21, 2011 Diocese of Greensburg
Dorothy Walker, Parish Secretary
Mary Lou Porter, Admin. Assistant/Financial Secretary
Cynthia Milchick, Director of R.C.I.A.
Director of Music....................................... 724-863-8687
Director of Children’s Choir
Director of Religious Formation ............... .724-864-5393
Kim Pirger, Religious Formation Admin. Assistant
Coordinator of Senior Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Pastoral Minister ....................................... 724-863-9621
Queen of Angels Catholic School ................ 724-978-0144
Linda Holsopple, Lead School Administrator
One Main Street, North Huntingdon
E-mail address: email@example.com
Bishop Anthony G. Bosco Center................. 724-978-0144
St. Vincent de Paul .......................................... 724-871-2001
Sunday Masses: Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday, Saturday Morning and Holy Day Masses:
As listed in the Sunday Bulletin.
Parish Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Sacrament of Penance: Saturday 1:00 p.m. or anytime by
Baptisms: A baptism preparation session is required prior Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Feast Day - August 22
to having your baby baptized. Baptisms are by
appointment. The standard time for baptisms is
12:30 p.m. Sunday. 11400 St. Agnes Church
Marriage: Please call the church office one year in advance.
N. Huntingdon, PA 15642
Marriage preparation classes are required. The standard
wedding time is 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sponsor Certificates for Baptism and Confirmation:
Anyone needing a sponsor certificate must be registered
in the parish for at least 6 months, have all of their
Sacraments (if married, be a Catholic Marriage), attend
Mass regularly and support the Church.
August 21, 2011
“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” —Matthew 16:19
From the Pastor: Diocese of Greensburg. Like The Catholic University, our
Catholic schools are an asset of the community that prepare
REFLECTION FOR THE 21st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY future leaders for the Church and the nation.
TIME Today’s gospel is a major turning point in the ministry
of Jesus. He asks His apostles questions about His identity. AZ COURT UPHOLDS LIMITS ON ABORTION State
First, He asks who other people think He is. Then, He turns lawmakers have broad authority to impose new restrictions on
His attention to the twelve: “But who do you say that I am?” abortion and who can perform the procedure, the Arizona Court
Peter unhesitatingly answers: “You are the Christ, the Son of of Appeals ruled Thursday. The judges said prohibiting anyone
the living God.” He was acknowledging that Jesus was the but a licensed physician from surgically terminating a
Messiah. In response, Jesus praises him and bestows this pregnancy does not impose undue restrictions on a woman's
blessing: “…you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My constitutional right to choose. In a 44-page ruling, the court
Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail said it is OK for the state to:
against it.” The rest of this gospel provides us the foundation • Prohibit anyone but a licensed physician from surgically
for the Catholic understanding of the supremacy and terminating a pregnancy.
uniqueness of Peter’s role in the Church – that he was not just • Require women to have a face-to-face meeting with the
“first among equals” but that he was the “head of the apostles.” doctor who will perform the abortion at least 24 hours ahead of
In other words, he was the first pope. Just as important as that time.
truth is to our Catholic identity, so too is our response to the • Allow medical professionals to refuse to perform abortions,
same question that Jesus asked His disciples: “Who do you say provide certain contraceptives or dispense the "morning after"
that I am? This is a very personal question. Do we only know pill even to victims of rape. (In upholding the right of medical
what others tell us about Jesus, important as that is? Or do we personnel to opt out of any participation in an abortion, Swann
know Jesus Christ personally from our experience of Him in said, "A woman's right to abortion or contraception does not
scripture, liturgy, prayer and daily life? compel a private person or entity to facilitate either. Whatever
right a woman may have to chart her own medical course, it
CATHOLIC EDUCATION COLLECTION IS NEXT cannot compel a health-care provider to provide her chosen
WEEKEND Annually, a collection is taken to support The care.")
Catholic University of America and its students from around • Mandate that parents' consent forms allowing a child to get an
the United States. The Catholic University is unique among the abortion must be notarized.
Catholic institutions of higher education as the national
university for the Catholic Church in the United States, and the ADULT FUNERAL SERVERS ARE NEEDED Since
only higher education institution founded by the American regular servers and cross bearers are not available for most of
bishops and chartered by the Vatican. Its mission is to prepare the year because of school, St. Agnes uses adults as servers for
future leaders for the Church and the nation who are formed in funerals. We enjoy a very faithful cadre but for a variety of
the Catholic tradition that faith and the intellectual life enhance reasons, we need to expand our numbers. This invitation is
each other. As you know, with the modification of the open to men and women. If interested or need more
diocesan collection schedule, I have authorized that this information, please call the parish office at 724-863-2626.
collection will be for The Catholic University of America and MASS ATTENDANCE FOR AUGUST 13/14 4:30 – 315;
Catholic Schools in the Diocese. Twenty-five percent of this
9:00 – 350; 11:00 – 392 for a total of 1,057.
collection will be used to aid the Catholic schools in the
THOUGHTS ON GIVING - “Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” — Romans 11:35 St. Paul reminds
us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made
everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. The good steward does this with gratitude.
Readings for the Week
Stewardship of Treasure - August 13/14 Sunday: Is 22:19-23; Ps 138; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16:13-20
Monday: 1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10; Mt 23:13-22
Offertory $12,225.50 Year to Date: $91,850.70 Tuesday: 1 Thes 2:1-8; Mt 23:23-26
Children’s Envelope $42.52 Wednesday: Rv 21:9b-14; Jn 1:45-51
Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13; Mt 24:42-51
Catholic Accent $526.00 Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8; Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11; Mt 25:14-30
Thank you for your generous support!
Sunday: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27
This Week in our Parish
† Liturgy Schedule † TUESDAY, August 23
10:00am - 11:00am - Jr. Legion of Mary, Fr. Brannon Room
8/20 SAT: 4:30pm † DECEASED OF McGREEVY,
5:30pm - 8:00pm - Norwin Rams Practice, Field.
SPANG & THOMAS FAMILY -
6:00pm - 9:00pm - CM Picnic, Res. Hall, Room 303/305/KIT
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Toastmasters, Fr. Brannon Room
8/21 SUN: 9:00am † VINCENT CAPOZZI - Marge & Family
WEDNESDAY, August 24
11:00am † LARRY DRABICK JR. -
8:00am - 9:30am - Legion of Mary, Fr. Brannon Room
Mainier Family 5:30pm - 8:00pm - Norwin Rams Practice, Field
8/22 MON: 7:30am † MARGE KRAYNAK - Daughters 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Cub Scout Kick Off, Res. Hall, Room 303/305
6:30pm - 8:00pm - BS Committee Meeting, Res. Hall, Rm. 306
8/23 TUE: 7:30am † JOSEPH PERZ - Family
7:00pm - 8:30pm - JYM Catechist Meeting, Fr. Brannon Room
8/24 WED: 7:30am PEOPLE OF ST. AGNES
THURSDAY, August 25
8/25 THU: 7:30am † HENRY HUHN - 8:00am - 7:00pm - Adoration & Evening Prayer, Church
Betty & Earl Shollenberger 5:30pm - 8:00pm - Norwin Rams Practice, Field
8/26 FRI: 7:30am † DONALD BRANDT - Jim & Donna FRIDAY, August 26
8/27 SAT: 8:00am † LORETTA RICCI - Ricci Family 7:30pm - 9:00pm - Centering Prayer, Servers Sacristy
4:30pm † PATRICIA TOMKO, EDWARD 9:00pm - Rosary, Church
TOMKO JR. & THOMAS TOMKO - SUNDAY, August 28
Husband, Father & Family 9:00am & 11:00am - Religious Formation Kick-off Masses, Church
8/28 SUN: 9:00am † DECEASED OF STICKLE, HOHMAN, 10:00am - 11:00am - Rel. Formation Open House, All Classrooms
YARGAR & McCLELLAND FAMILIES - 5:00pm - 8:30pm - JYM Kick Off, Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark
Antonia & Ainsleigh Second Collection: Catholic University & Catholic Schools
11:00am † JOHN & JACOB PLASSIO -
“A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE 2011 BAZAAR
WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS” - I would like to take
PRAYER CORNER - In your charity please pray for those this opportunity to thank all those involved in the Bazaar.
members of our parish family who need our prayers, I know how hard all of you worked to make our bazaar a
especially the sick and hospitalized: Sean Bulik Tibbs, John financial success. It is equally important to our parish
Carosella, Ralph Colello, Robert Cox, Ernest Fitzgibbons, that the spirit of Christian community and brotherhood
Tina Ganch, Chrystal Harvey Haluck, Ethan Hull, Mary Jo shines forth. Our parish mission statement states, “We
Hull, Jill Johnson, Ryan Jones, Vicky Ketter, Rita Kubancsek, pledge to love and support each other and give witness
Melvine Kustra, Anna Marie Lomack, Mary Ann Maiolo, Mitch to Christ.” You have all exceeded my expectations and
Murphy, Emma Neri, John Paul, Marg Peters, Kim Pirger, fully fulfilled the mission statement. May the blessings
David Savani, Debra Savani, Joe Sharbaugh, Mary Sherman, and peace of Christ be with you.
Andy Skurnick, Polly Skurnick, JoAnn Smail, Jessica Bob Plutto
Strasser, Edward Tomko, Gloria Tomko, Michael Tomko,
Clara Zalakar and Celia Zdrale.
IF YOU ARE ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL, ST. AGNES MAY NOT BE NOTIFIED.
PLEASE ASK A FAMILY MEMBER TO CALL US. IN ORDER TO KEEP
OUR PRAYER CORNER CURRENT AND UP-TO-DATE, WE ASK THAT
YOU CALL EVERY TWO WEEKS IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ON THE PRAYER LIST. Ministers for Masses for August 20/21
SATURDAY, 4:30 P.M.: Altar Servers: S. Melocchi, C. Melocchi;
Cross Bearer: C. Muchow; Lector: J. Koller; Extraordinary Ministers: J.
Timko, N. Timko, L. Gretz, E. Haver, L. Patterson, G. Patterson, E.
The 7-day votive candles are $3.00. If you Guarascio; Greeter: A. Zieglar.
choose to light your own candle, please mark SUNDAY, 9:00 A.M.: Altar Servers: J. Stepansky, L. Kachman; Cross
your envelope “LIT” so we can keep track of Bearer: Volunteer Needed; Lector: B. Rinefierd; Extraordinary Ministers: T.
those that are lit and those that still need lit. Gahagen, J. Petras, W. Cymbor, G. DeFelice, K. Laychak (sub req.), B. Smith,
M. Locke; Children’s Liturgy: N. Wetzler; Greeter: D. Klinvex.
SUNDAY, 11:00 A.M.: Altar Servers: S. Sholtis. S. Sullivan; Cross
Bearer: M. Jackson; Lector: D. Gorenz; Extraordinary Ministers: R.
Area Mass Schedule Jackson, J. Megon, D. Balmert, K. Ziska, W. Brand, W. McCabe, C.
Immaculate Conception: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. and McCabe; Children’s Liturgy: C. Tatarek; Greeter: E. Paul.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. and
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Masses in the Area We apologize that our website still has not been
St. Colman, Turtle Creek .......................................... 5:30 p.m. updated. Our IT person is working to resolve the
St. Barbara, Harrison City ........................................ 6:00 p.m. problem and we hope to have the website back up
St. Bernadette, Monroeville ....................................... 7:00 p.m. and running soon. Please continue to bear with us.
Blessed Sacrament, Greensburg ..............................7:00 p.m.
FINAL BAZAAR TICKET RAFFLE WINNERS:
BEACH PARTY - The Christian Mothers
$5,000 Raffle Ticket - August 8 .................. Edward Williams
& Ladies Guild will hold their Summer
$500 Seller .................................... Edward Williams
Picnic on Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 p.m.
$5,000 Raffle Ticket - August 9 ........................... Anita Miller
in Resurrection Hall. Come dressed for the
$500 Seller ...................................... Frank Galensky
beach. Seaside beach food and drinks will be
provided. Hope to see you there!
LOTTERY CALENDARS - St. Anne Home will be selling lottery
calendars (based on the PA Lottery 7:00 p.m. 3-digit number) in
the narthex after all Masses the weekend of September 3/4. The
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - We are in need of cost is $25 per calendar with 365 days to win! The generous
volunteers to escort the wheelchair patients to the support of our parishioners has made this fund raiser
10:30 a.m. Mass at the Westmoreland Manor on successful for St. Anne Home in the past and we hope you
Sunday, August 28. Please plan to arrive by will support them again this year.
9:45 a.m. If you have any questions, please call
Marguerite Shiring at 724-863-6138 or Kathy Snodgrass at
724-861-0382. Thank you for your help.
ATTENTION: FISH FRY CHAIRPERSON NEEDED!
We need to know if we will have a chairperson for our
Fish Fry so we can start planning for Lent. We are in
need of a someone to take over the coordinating of the
Queen of Angels School ● 724-978-0144
Fish Fry and pierogi making. Pat Kosko has left
extensive notes and will be available for advice. We also
have a team of wonderful volunteers. Call the parish Back-to-School!
Wednesday, August 24. Our faculty and staff welcome
School bells will
be ringing on
office at 724-863-2626 if you are willing to help continue
over 310 Three Pre-K to 8th grade students for the 2011-
our Lenten Fish Fry or if you would like more information. 2012 school year. We have planned a Back to School
Picnic at Oak Hollow Park along with an Open House in
September in which everyone will have an opportunity to
see their child’s room and meet their teacher.
RELIGIOUS While students were on summer vacation, the
activity at Queen of Angels Catholic School did not stop.
FORMATIONnews Here is a partial list of our summer accomplishments:
Raised over $11,000 from the 5th Annual Friends of the Gym golf
LAST CALL: If you have not yet registered your child/ Gym floor restoration
children for Religious Education, please do so as soon Acquired sponsors again for the Student Assignment Books and
as possible as ALL classes begin September 2011. We Take Home Tuesday Folders
have classes for Pre-K thru 12th Grade: Acquired 3 flip video cameras and a multimedia projector with our
Pre-K & KN meet Sundays during the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Giant Eagle points
1st & 2nd grade meet Sundays from 10:05 - 10:55 a.m. All classrooms and classroom furniture were cleaned and all floors
Students in 3rd & 4th grade meet in neighborhood groups. were stripped and re-waxed
Jr. Youth Ministry (grades 5-8) meet on Sunday evenings Garden Club weeded flower beds
at the Bishop Bosco Center. 17 new flat screen TVs were anonymously donated and installed
Sr. Youth Ministry (grades 9-12) meet on Sunday evenings in all classrooms
at the Bishop Bosco Center … visit www.gnacyouth.org for We welcome our new teachers: Nicholas Lynn, Lauren Miller and
more information. Sarah Gilbert
Donation of laser jet printer for the computer lab
S chedules for Pre-K & KN, 1st & 2nd Grade, Jr. Youth
Ministry and Sr. Youth Ministry are available in the
narthex. Schedules for 3rd & 4th Grade will be mailed to all
Projects funded by Richard King Mellon Foundation grant —
heating system upgrade, new roof, paving, windows and elevator
students by their teacher in the next couple of weeks. is underway.
On behalf of our school community, I would like
to express our sincere appreciation to our pastors,
A JYM CATECHIST meeting for 5th through 8th grade
parishioners and community for their support and
teachers and aides will be held Wednesday, August 24, at
commitment to the mission of Queen of Angels Catholic
7:00 p.m. in the Fr. Brannon Room.
School. Your continued support and dedication enables
VOLUNTEERS are always needed. Please contact the our school staff and our parents to provide an
Religious Formation Office at 724-864-5393 if you are able to outstanding Catholic School education to the children.
help in any manner with any grade. Both teachers and aides God bless you!
are needed! Linda Holsopple, School Administrator
St. Agnes Church August 21, 2011
COUPONS FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD THE BENEDICTINE NUNS OF ST. EMMA MONASTERY
BANK - Introducing a fundraising project that announce their first annual golf classis: Tee Time for a Nun
won’t cost you a dime! Please bring your to be held Monday, September 12, at Hannastown Golf Club,
redeemable coupon inserts from the mail or adjacent to the monastery. Box lunch at 12:00 noon with
Sunday paper and place them in the box in the 12:30 p.m. tee off. The day includes Million Dollar Hole-in-
narthex. The coupons will be used to purchase free or low One, vehicle on Par 3 Hole-in-One, dinner at the monastery
cost items for donation to our St. Vincent de Paul food bank. with the nuns, prizes, trophies, silent auction, door prizes and
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Cowles at a great time. For additional information, to register, sponsor a
412-996-9225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. player or foursome or on how to participate, visit our website
at www.stemma.org or call 724-834-3060, ext. 113.
2011 BOY SCOUT & GIRL SCOUT CATHOLIC
RETREATOREE - All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grade 5 DAY OF REFLECTION - TEN YEARS LATER: The Sisters
and up are invited to attend this fun-filled weekend! The of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth will hold a Day of
Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is planning this Reflection with Scripture Scholar Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.
fall’s Scout Retreatoree on September 23-25 at Camp President and Founder of Ignatius Productions, on Saturday,
Conestoga. Scouts of all faiths are welcome! The theme for September 10. The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with donuts and
the retreat is “One-Holy-Catholic-Apostolic.” The cost per beverages and ends with 4:00 p.m. Mass. Fr. Pacwa, a well-
person is $25 which includes all meals, snacks, patch, T-shirt known speaker and EWTN host, will help us understand the
and the program. The weekend concludes with Mass on causes behind the tensions between Muslims and Christians
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Scouts may registers as a troop or as and offer an informed explanation for the current state of
individuals. All are asked to provide their own tents for the Muslim/Christian relations on this ten year anniversary of the
weekend. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. Friday and the attacks on the United States.. For more information, contact
program starts at 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration deadline is Sister Rosemary at 412-751-8600 or email@example.com.
September 7. Late registration fee is $30 per person. All
adults are welcome to attend the Scouter Development YOUR USED CAR CAN BECOME FOOD, MEDICINE, RENT
course on Saturday, September 24. The cost is $10 for or ASSISTANCE … the St. Vincent de Paul National Vehicle
program materials if not attending the Retreatoree. For Donation Program offers some distinct advantages:
registration forms, please contact Glenda at 724-446-5197 or Used car donations may be turned into money to provide critical
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms may items such as food, shelter, housing, care for the elderly, or medicine.
also be downloaded from the Diocesan website at Your goodwill, tax deductible donation is tied directly to your location.
www.dioceseofgreensburg.org. That means your car donation will help someone in your immediate
Around the Area If necessary, the car donation can provide transportation for needy
individuals who have trouble obtaining cars.
To learn more about this program, check out
A CHICKEN BAR-B-Q will be held on Sunday, August 28,
www.svdpusacars.com or call 800-322-8284.
from 11:00 a.m. until sold out in the parking lot of Holiday
Travel on Route 30 (across from Norwin Towne Square).
CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTS AGES 21-39: The Office
The cost is $7.00 for a complete dinner—take out only.
for Evangelization and Faith Formation will again be
Sponsored by the Stewartsville Lions Club and Irwin Family
sponsoring a three-week Theology on Tap series. Young
Care. For more information, call 412-751-4308.
adults are invited to meet to talk about faith and life, share in
fellowship, think deep thoughts, and meet great people.
THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Theology on Tap will take place at Bud Murphy’s in
will hold their 3rd annual Friends of the
Connellsville at 7:00 pm.. beginning Tuesday, September 6.
Poor Walk on September 24, at the upper
Grab yourself a bite and a drink and then we’ll listen to a
lake of Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg.
great speaker each week. The dates are as follows:
This is a major fund raiser for the Society
and the work that we do to help the poor. September 6: “Faith In Action” - speaker: Michael
Every dollar raised will be used to alleviate Lucotch
poverty within the Diocese. For more October 4: “Tips and Tools for Discerning God’s Call in
information, registration forms, walker forms, etc. call Paul One’s Life” - speaker: Rev. Jonathan Wisneski
Whalen at 724-836-3096 or visit www.fotpw.blogspot.com.
November 8: “We are here! We are here!” Young
AUDITIONS FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON OF THE SAINT Adults” The Whoville of the Church - speaker Katrina
VINCENT CAMERATA will be held on August 25 and 26 Coleman.
after 6:00 p.m. and August 27 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 pm. The
Camerata is a large community chorus that performs in the THE ANNUAL CASH AND BASKET RAFFLE, sponsored by
Saint Vincent Basilica in Latrobe. Our Christmas concert on St. James Church, New Alexandria, will be held in the Social
December 11 will feature the Chichester Psalms of Leonard Hall on Saturday, September 10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Bernstein, together with a cappella masterpieces. The Raffle and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. Prizes awarded every
Camerata rehearses Tuesday evenings. For an audition 15 minutes until 10:00 p.m. totaling $3,800. The ticket
appointment, contact Fr. Stephen Concordia at 724-805-2481 donation is $20 per person and includes food and
or email@example.com. refreshments. A theme Basket Raffle will also take place.
For tickets, call 724-668-2621 or 724-668-7436.