ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE, DELMONT, PA ST. MARY, EXPORT, PA
Parish Mission Statement
We the partner parishes of Saint John Baptist de la Salle in Delmont, and Saint Mary in Export are celebrating a century
and a half of Catholic Faith and traditions. We are from diverse ethnic backgrounds made up of dedicated families
responding to our baptismal promises by living the Word of God and making the Eucharist the center of our lives.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all our
brothers and sisters. Called to enter a unique partnership, it is our vision to commit ourselves to worship, love and
service through evangelization.
SCHEDULE OF LITURGIES AND DEVOTIONS Pentecost 2009
Saturday, May 30 (Anticipated) This solemnity draws the Great Easter Festival to a close.
4:00 PM Bill Brodrick - Wedding Anniv. SJ Church The liturgical celebration initiated Fifty Days ago comes
Wife, Joanne now to completion. The new life made possible for us by
6:00 PM Robert Dewitt SM Church Christ’s triumph over death, is now to become our way of
Wayne Meyers & Family living. The promised Spirit sends us into the world to
Sunday, May 31 (Pentecost Sunday) proclaim Jesus Christ with courage and strength.
9:00 AM For the People SM Church
11:00 AM Quinto Delissio SJ Church It’s tempting to think of Pentecost as simply a
Roseann Lanyon remembrance of what once happened long ago. But
Pentecost is more truly about what the Spirit is doing today.
The work of bringing about a new creation is undertaken
here and now in this time and place.
Monday, June 1 (Justin, martyr) Once, many years ago, the Spirit came upon a group of
8:30 AM John Boles SJ Church disciples timid and afraid. These disciples were
Paul & Linda Hawn disheartened for they knew that life would never again be
Tuesday, June 2 (Weekday) as once it was known. They were convinced that the best
8:30 AM Pete Zychal - Wedding Anniv SM Church days were in the past. To this group of believers the Spirit
Clara Basista introduced a life far superior to any they could have
Wednesday, June 3 (Charles Lwanga, martyr, & his imagined. The Spirit continues this work even now.
8:30 AM Louis F. Bortot SJ Church In the outpouring of this great gift, God once again comes
Lou & Rose Mediate to meet us where we are. He comes to comfort, to heal, and
Thursday, June 4 (Weekday) to console. But he comes also to strengthen us for the work
8:30 AM Richard Davis SM Church of ministry. The Spirit reminds us of the work we are to be
Family about. The Spirit reminds us of the people we have
Friday, June 5 (Boniface, bishop & martyr) become.
8:30 AM Francis & Emma Doyle, Sr. SJ Church
Spike & Josie Those first disciples had little time to mourn the loss of
Noon/6:30 PM Adoration of the Blessed SM Church what had been, because they were quickly engaged in
Sacrament bringing about what is yet to be. With those very first
7:00 PM First Friday Mass SM Church witnesses of our Risen Lord let us join our prayer:
“Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!”
Why do we cancel daily Mass when there’s a
Saturday, June 6 (Anticipated)
4:00 PM For the People SJ Church When Funeral Masses are celebrated in our churches,
6:00 PM Pete Zychal - Anniv SM Church the regularly scheduled morning Mass is cancelled.
Marie Olexa This practice is intended to encourage those who
Sunday, June 7 (The Most Holy Trinity) regularly participate in daily Mass to join in
9:00 AM Rose Orlic - Anniv SM Church celebration of the Funeral Liturgy. We are called to
Nick & Family comfort and pray with those who mourn. Our
11:00 AM Bob Martin SJ Church presence at the Funeral Mass is a powerful support for
Sandy & Children those we acknowledge as brothers and sisters in
Christ. Those able to be present for these liturgies
ought to be present.
PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 31, 2009
Meetings and Services RECTORY RENOVATIONS
Sunday, May 31 Over the past few weeks some renovations have taken place
3:00 PM Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group - SM to the Saint John’s Rectory. During this work the offices
Monday, June 1 were temporarily relocated to Saint Mary’s. I wish to
7 PM Finance Council - SM Conference Room apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and thank
Thursday, June 4 you for your patience during this construction. When this
7 PM Capital Campaign Leadership - SJ Social Hall work is concluded an Open House will be scheduled.
Friday, June 5 Please look for further details in coming weeks’ bulletins.
7:00 PM First Friday Mass followed by Secular
Franciscans Meeting - SM It is my intention to locate the office for both parishes in
Sunday, June 7 the Saint Mary’s Rectory. Having all parish staff in one
3:00 PM Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group - SM facility will aid efficiency, reduce costs associated with
office equipment, and minimize the confusion which comes
from attempting to operate two offices. This will require
some adjustments on our part, and so I wish to invite all
COINS FOR KANSAS CITY
parishioners to share with me any concerns they may have
It would be great if the Youth Group could just click our
regarding this action.
heels and be in Kansas City for the National Catholic
Youth Conference in November with 26,000 other Catho-
lic teenagers from across the United States but since we OUR SYMPATHY
We extend our sympathy to the families of Mary Biesuz,
can't here is our plan. Coins for Kansas City Jars will be
Joseph J. Grycuk, and Ludwig Panzer, who recently died.
in the vestibules of St. Mary's and St. John's Churches. So
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
any extra change please drop it in the jars. We will give
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
you an update on the amount collected over the next few
months. Lets fill the jar to the brim!! DIOCESAN LENTEN APPEAL
The parish phase of this campaign has drawn to a close. By
ULTIMATE FLEA MARKET
your generosity Saint Mary Parish has raised $25,960.00.
July 18, 2009 is our Ultimate Flea Market so start clean-
Saint John Parish has raised $34,980.00. These figures
ing your drawers, your basement, garage of treasures you
represent a tremendous commitment to the future of our
really don't use and its just taking up space. So lets Re-
Diocesan Church and our own local community. On behalf
duce, Reuse, Recycle and help the kids get to Kansas
of Bishop Brandt I wish to thank all who have assisted in
City. Call Sandy at 724-787-9305 or email me at sandy-
making this annual campaign a true success.
email@example.com if you have any questions. Watch
bulletin for drop off times. Youth are available to pick up GROWING OUR MINISTRIES
items at your homes. After nearly seven years of service to our community,
Sister Georgia will be leaving at the end of June. We have
Today’s Challenge ~ Tomorrow’s Hope been blessed by her ministerial service and presence in our
midst. During this time she has come to be known not only
Saint John Baptist de la Salle as a member of our staff but as a friend and a part of our
Goal: $275,000.00 extended family. We have often relied upon her to provide
Total Pledged: $122,000.00 comfort, counsel, and coordination. Many of these services
Percent of Goal: 44% will now need be borne by the members of our community.
Parish Rebate: $48,800.00
# of Pledges: 10 It is my desire, in the coming months to grow the following
Average Gift: $12,200.00 ministries:
# of Volunteers: 20
• Baptismal Preparation
Saint Mary, Our Lady of Lourdes
• Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Total Pledged: $43,200.00 • Ministry to the Hospitalized and Homebound
Percent of Goal: 19% Over the coming weeks more information will be shared
Parish Rebate: $17,280.00 about these ministerial activities. Please consider whether
# of Pledges: 10 you are called to assist the work of the Church in one of
Average Gift: $4,320.00 these areas.
# of Volunteers: 19
Thank you to all participating!
PENTECOST SUNDAY MAY 31, 2009
UNSERVICEABLE AMERICAN FLAGS FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION
The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Hugh On the First Friday of each month, St. Mary’s parish has
Lamb Assembly 2192 will be collecting Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, from Noon until
“unserviceable” flags of the United States of A m e r i c a 6:30 PM. We are in need of additional parishioners to
for proper disposal. There are collection containers in commit to a schedule of one-half to one-hour intervals.
the Narthex for your flags to be placed in over the next St. John’s parishioners are also welcome to sign-up for
few weeks. At the end of the collection period - Flag Adoration. Please use the sign up sheet at the entrance
Day - the Knights will take all of these unserviceable of the Church to indicate your intention, or call Tom and
flags to the American Legion Post in Slickville to be Linda at 724-327-3713. Every hour must be covered.
properly disposed of. The Blessed Sacrament can not be left unattended during
the period of adoration.
Remember that on June 14th, our country celebrates Flag
Day. For the proper procedure for displaying the Flag of
Our Nation and proper respect for same, please pick up a
Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 5,
brochure from the display in the Narthex. Now is the
2009 at St. Mary’s. The Mass is open to everyone.
time, if you have a torn or worn out flag of Our Nation,
Please join us.
to replace it with a new one for displaying your
allegiance to our Nation and in respect for all our men
SECULAR FRANCISCANS’ MEETING
and women who have and are protecting our freedom.
The Secular Franciscans will meet on Friday, June 5th in
St. Mary’s Church Hall following the 7 PM First Friday
Registration for CYCLE 4 of the
Mass. Guests are always welcome. If you would like
2009 Virtual Learning Community for Faith
additional information, please call Lou Mediate 724-733-
Formation or VLCFF opens on May 24, 2009 and
closes on June 27, 2009
You may familiarize yourself with the VLCFF program PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
by logging onto www.diocese of Greensburg.org...click Saint Mary’s and Saint John’s are planning to do a joint
on Education and Faith Formation...click on Catechist Pictorial Directory. Sign-up dates for pictures will be
Training or by clicking on the following: http:// available shortly. Please watch future bulletins for
www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/edufaithform/ complete details.
Once on the VLCFF diocesan home page you can link
to: ST. MARY’S OFFERTORY REPORT
Budgeted Each Week ..................................... $4,332.00
• "Course Calendar" which will list the Offertory for May 24..................................... $2,825.00
cycles and dates of the cycle. Cycle 4 is Difference......................................................-$1,507.00
the current offering. If you click on Collected to Date........................................ $152,145.97
Cycle 4 it will list when registration open Difference to Date .......................................-$51,458.03
and closes and the courses offered.
Envelopes Sent - 457 Envelopes Received - 137
• "Course Information" you can access
description of courses offered, list of Attendance last weekend: May 24, 2009
facilitators, participant guidelines and Sat. 6 PM: 80 Sun. 9 AM: 180 Total: 260
costs for courses and seminar.
• "Register for Courses" first time ST. JOHN’S OFFERTORY REPORT
participants will need to create a Budgeted Each Week………………….. .. .....$4,679.00
profile. Once a profile is completed you Offertory for May 24..……………………….$4,170.00
can login from this page. Difference…………………..……...………….-$509.00
Collected to Date……… ……...…………..$186,647.72
• "University of Dayton" home page for the
Difference to Date……………...…………..-$23,072.94
Envelopes Sent - 495 Envelopes Received - 154
Please contact the Office for Evangelization and Faith
Formation with any questions at (724)837-0901 ext. 249.
Attendance last weekend: May 24, 2009
Sat. 4 PM: 227 Sun. 11 AM: 206 Total: 533