Liturgical Minister Schedule – August 15 and the Weekend of August 16 & 17 Friday, August 15 – 12:00 Noon Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion Lector Altar Servers Greeter(s) Delone Adams Helen Gardner Georgiann Work Joe Talleri -----Chuck Spence Friday, August 15 – 7:00 PM JoAnn Clopp Peggy Zaczyk Sandy Caresani Kathleen Pino DJ, Nicole and Jacob Hough Rebecca Crise, Adam & Kyle Saint Mary, Mother of God A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust Parish Staff Pastor …………………..…Rev. Michael P. Sikon firstname.lastname@example.org Office Information Office Address: 109 2nd Street, P.O. Box 327, Yatesboro, PA 16263 Office Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9 AM - 3 PM Parish Website www.saintmaryyatesboro.org Email address email@example.com Sacrament of Infant Baptism Please call the Parish Office. Baptismal Preparation Sessions for 2008: Saturday, August 16 – 5:00 PM Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion Lector Cantor . Sunday, August 17 – 8:30 AM Marlene Buffone Mary Ellen Wilkinson Sunday, August 17 – 11:00 AM Brian Hough Carol Jablunovsky Ann Kennedy Donna Marken Betty Rose Walker Penny Hampshire Ron Juliette Elizabeth and Hannah Skamai Fran Colberg and Judy Polana Secretary…………………...Marlene Hockenberry firstname.lastname@example.org Georgeanne Beresnyak Jennie Fusaro Pam Kunkle Bulletin Editor………………………..Karen Kintz email@example.com Lillian Moore Ron Juliette Emil Ihnat Autumn Kunkle Greg and Pam Kunkle Janet Hellgren Randy Corosu Joey and Andy Skamai Delone Adams Parish Ministries R.C.I.A. ………………………Betty Rose Walker Prayer Chain ……………..……...Anna Mae Stark To make a request please call 724-783-7530 Altar Servers Greeter(s) Sunday Mass Schedule Church Location: 111 2nd St., Yatesboro, PA 16263 October 13 Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday…………………………...4:00-4:30 PM Sunday…………………………….8:00-8:15 AM *Anytime by appointment. Sacrament of Marriage Please call the Parish Office. Arrangements must be made with the pastor at least nine months in advance. Sacrament of Holy Orders Anyone interested in learning more about a vocation to the priesthood or diaconate is invited to contact the pastor or the Diocese of Greensburg Office for Vocations at 724-837-0901. Bulletin Deadline Wednesday at Noon Vigil…..…………………………………5:00 PM Sunday…………….……...8:30 a.m. & 11:00 AM Daily Mass Schedule PASSERINI’S AUTO SERVICE General Auto Repair Car & Light Truck Tires PA State Inspection Propane Pre-owned Vehicles CITGO Monday – Friday…...8:30 AM Wednesday................Please consult Schedule Telephone Numbers Parish Office…………………….... 724-783-7191 Parish Fax……………………….…724-783-7783 Saint Mary/Saint Gabriel Hall……..724-783-6895 Bulletin Editor……………………..724-783-6174 For Hall Rental information please contact Lillian Moore: 724-783-7256 724-783-6441 10431 SR 85, Kittanning A. E. REKEN WELDING & FABRICATING 134 Minich Road Dayton, PA 16222 724-783-7878 ~~ Rt. 85, NuMine ~~ MARKET 724-783-6741 FRESH MEATS ... DELI ... GROCERIES ... PRODUCE ... BAKERY Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 10, 2008 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33 Sunoco Gasoline, Diesel & Clear Kerosene Mon.- Fri. 6am – 8pm ▪ Sat. 8am – 8pm ▪ Sun. 8am – 4pm The prophet Elijah learns that one must wait for a time of tranquility, when the storms of doubt and despair have passed, if one wants to hear the voice God. Saint Paul recognizes Christ can only be found within the Church. In the Gospel, Jesus calms the storm and rescues Peter when his faith weakens. Schedule of Liturgies and Devotions Monday, August 11_____________ __ Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28c; Matthew 17:22-27 St. Clare Question of the Week Why don’t we limit sacraments to “true” believers? This question is posed at various occasions: when parents present children for baptism, and those parents have not darkened the church door for many years; when children are presented for confirmation and first communion, and the last they were seen was the day of their baptism; when couples prepare for marriage, and their walk down the aisle is the first since their first communion. Dealing with people in these situations is often frustrating. We want to explain to them what these sacraments are all about. We want to teach them that they really don’t qualify. But the Church cautions against closing the door; even gently, in the face of petitioners. In the case of infant baptism, provided there is reasonable hope that the child will be raised in the practice of the faith, the celebration of the sacrament is not to be delayed. In the case of confirmation and eucharist, the Church demands only a desire to receive these sacraments, along with a minimal appreciation of the gifts received. In the case of marriage, provided the individuals are free of all impediments, celebration of the sacrament is not only a divine but a natural right. The Church possesses a great appreciation for the grace of God found in these sacramental encounters. She wishes to expand the opportunities for her children to be strengthened and inspired by encounter with the one for whom all things are possible. But the Church also appreciates that there is no magic to these moments. Through these encounters God provides grace in abundance, but we choose whether it shall profit us or not. In every parish, there are found cultural Catholics and practicing Catholics. Cultural Catholics are those who appreciate the presence of the Church; most often from a distance. They are comforted to know that the Church has a presence in this community and that she is busy about her work. They are comforted to know that the Church will be there for them when they need something. They are comforted by the rhythms of ritual: the events that mark the transitional moments of life. Practicing Catholics are those who seek not only comfort, but who embrace the challenge of discipleship. They are those who recognize that sacramental celebrations mark only a moment in the journey of faith. To practice faith is to constantly get better at becoming who we truly are, and to invite others to do the same. 8:30 AM John Bernardi M/M Tony Bernardi ________ ___________________ Mass Intentions At each Mass, the fruits of Christ’s sacrifice benefit the living and the dead. They hold inestimable value for those who were, who are, and are yet to be. Every intention, every need, every plea is brought before our Heavenly Father by his beloved Son. Never-the-less, it has been a practice since ancient time, for Mass Intentions to be offered. In accepting such Intentions, the priest accepts an obligation to remember in prayer the specific needs of an individual, and to invite the community of the faithful to do the same. Mass Intentions may be accepted for every Mass a priest celebrates with the exception of the “pro populo” (for the people) which a pastor is obliged to celebrate every Sunday and holyday of obligation. The majority of Mass Intentions are offered for the deceased. Customarily, Intentions are offered at the 1month anniversary of death, the annual anniversary, and other significant dates. It is a laudable practice to remember the dead, and to offer intercession on their behalf. By doing so, we are reminded that in the Mystical Body of Christ, they are still in our midst. In recent years, most parishes have witnessed a decline in the offering of Mass Intentions. Undoubtedly a number of factors have contributed to this decline. But we do live in an age where the reality of death is too often ignored. We live in an age where “eternal youth” is celebrated. Those realities which remind us of the folly of such practice are often disparaged. The care we provide our dead reveals much about the way we choose to live; and the priorities of our own lives. Far from a morbid fixation, or a refusal to “let go” remembering the dead invites a true honoring of their life, and a preparation for our future. Mission Co-Op Appeal The weekend of August 23-24, our parish will participate in the 2008 Diocesan Mission Cooperation Appeal. We welcome Dr. Richard A. Gosser and his wife Daneen of “Partners in Progress” and the “Rich in Mercy Missions” to our parish. “Rich in Mercy Missions” works hand-in-hand with Church communities in the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti to provide education, health care, livelihood training, and access to clean water and adequate nutrition. Additional information is available at the website: www.PIPHaiti.org . Your prayerful and financial support for the Church’s missionary activity is urgently needed and greatly appreciated! Commitment to Community A few weeks ago our parish participated in the Commitment to Community. There was a tremendous response to this appeal. I wish to thank those who made a commitment to grow those relationships which take place through participation in the events and activities that form the core of parish life. In the coming days, those who requested more information about these various events and organizations or who have offered their services will be contacted by representatives of these groups and organizations. Let us continue to pray and build up the community of Christ. Tuesday, August 12 8:30 AM Children’s Liturgy of the Word We are working to restore the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with Children in our parish. Your help is needed. To successfully implement this means of worship requires the active support of many parishioners: Leaders are needed to facilitate these sessions; Assistants enable the “congregation” to enter into worship; Readers and Music Ministers allow the word of God to be known and treasured. At this time we are recruiting individuals to serve specifically in the roles of Leader and Assistant. Leaders must be at least 20 years of age; Assistants must be at least 13 years of age. A training session will be held on Saturday, August 23rd from 9AM – Noon. Anyone who is interested in assisting with this ministry is asked to speak with Father Michael. R.C.I.A. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which we prepare adults for entry into the Church. Sessions are soon to begin. If you know of anyone who has expressed a desire to become Catholic, please contact Father Michael. Prayer Chain Contact Names for the Prayer Chain can now be added by calling Anna Mae Stark at 724-783-7530. Newly Baptized Through Baptism, we welcome Katya Marie Miller who was baptized on Sunday, July 27. She is the daughter of Joshua and Martina (Lorenzo) Miller. May God Bless Katya Marie as she continues to grow in her faith. Our Sympathy We extend our sympathy to the family of George Kulick, who died this past week. We also offer our sympathy to the family Of Mary Lou Trunzo; sister of Jeanie Coradi, who recently died. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Keep in Your Prayers Please keep in your prayers: Marlene Hockenberry and Duane Hoover. Also in your kindness remember those individuals and intentions recorded in our Parish Prayer Books. If you wish to have a name included on the prayer list, contact the parish office. Ezekiel 2:8—3:4; Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Health and Welfare of Marlene Hockenberry Parish Staff St. Pontian & St. Hippolytus Wednesday, August 13 *6:00 PM _ Ezekiel 9:1-7; 10:18-22; Matthew 18:15-20 Monsignor David Fisher C. D. of A. St. Francis #1726 *Please note Mass time change Thursday, August 14___________ Ezekiel 12:1-12; Matthew 18:21—19:1 St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe 8:30 AM Corrine Hockenberry Guy Gattuso Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Friday, August 15 Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56 12:00 Noon 7:00 PM For the People In Thanksgiving Donor Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Saturday, August 16 5:00 PM Josephine Boggio ~ One-Year Memorial Frank & Delores Palilla Sunday, August 17 8:30 AM 11:00 AM Mary Salerno ~~ Birthday Memorial Bud, Barb & Mary Margaret For the People Stewardship of Treasure August 2 & 3 $ 4,600.00 3,905.00 695.00 Year-to-Date $ 23,000.00 23,808.11 808.11 The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary This is the oldest and greatest feast of Mary. It is also the patronal feast of our diocese, and a Holy Day of Obligation. This day serves to remind us of the goodness and holiness of creation, and speaks of our belief that death is not the end of creation but the beginning of eternal life. As Mary, the model disciple is gathered into God’s Kingdom, we express our hope that one day we too shall join with her in the Reign of God. Masses will be celebrated on Friday, August 15th at Noon and 7:00 PM. Please plan to join with us. Assumption Day Flowers An ancient custom on this feast of Mary is to bring flowers from the home to honor Our Lady. Any who care to do so are invited to bring flowers for this feast on August 15th. Offerings may be placed near the image of Mary in our church. Needed Income Actual Income Over/Under +/- + Natural Family Planning Instruction CM-BBT is a medically based, highly effective NFP method that can be used to avoid, postpone or plan pregnancy. The next CM-BBT Method of Family Planning Session is scheduled for MONDAY September 8, 2008 at 6 PM at the Catholic Charities office in Greensburg. PRE- registration is required. Contact Mary Ann Newhouse at Catholic Charities at 724-837-1840, ext 658.
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