Saturday - 5:00 PM
Sunday - 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM
Mon, Wed, Fri - 9:00 AM
Tues, Thurs - 7:00 AM
First Friday - 8:00 PM only
Weekday Mass is in the Grotto Chapel; Weekend Mass is in the Church
Confession - Saturday at 4:00 PM or by appointment
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Year of Faith Presentation Handouts
If you were unable to make a Year of Faith Presentation or have misplaced your handouts, you can view, download, or print anything you are missing by clicking here.
Did You Know Series
"Did You Know" supplements the Year of Faith Presentations. If you missed a week of the "Did You Know" insert in the bulletin, it's not lost! Please stop by the parish office and ask for the number you are missing or click here to view all of volume 1 of the "Did You Know" articles. For volume 2, click here.
Information about the Pastoral Council can be found on the Pastoral Council webpage. The Pastoral Council, with Fr. McCaffrey's approval, submits a Pastoral Plan for 2013. This plan consists of seven goals, followed by supporting objectives. All objectives have a one year deadline, with completion by the end of the Liturgical Year, celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King on November 24, 2013. To view the Pastoral Plan, click here.
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Capital Campaign Update
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Fiscal report year ending 06-30-2013
Direct Debit forms available HERE
Adult Volunteers and Leaders
All Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Music Ministers, Catechists, Ushers and Volunteers working with children 18 years and younger are required to fulfull safe environments requirements prior to the start of their ministry. Please visit our Safe Environments PAGE for additional information. Also, the Diocese of Pittsburgh Database Application can be found HERE.
Click Here to view our Lenten Resource Page!
SSJP Lenten Fish Fry
It's Fish Fry with a Polish Flair brought to you by the Sts. John and Paul's Men's Club and S&D Polish Deli. Dine-in or take-out! Fish fry dates are March 14, March 21 and April 11 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and March 28 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Call 412-616-8831 for take-out. For the menu, click here.
All high school men are invited to Quo Vadis, a Come and See Weekend at St. Paul Seminary from March 14-16. Join us for a weekend of prayer, good brotherhood, and discernment. Even more exciting: Fr. Mac will be giving one of the talks! For more information, please see the event's Facebook page.
The theme for the weekend beginning at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 21 and ending at 12:00 PM on Sunday, March 23 is "Walking with Jesus - Empowered by the Spirit." Watch the bulletin for details or click here to view the flyer.
Mass Mobs Come to SSJP!
Mark Your Calendars...
Faith Formation Families are going to MOB the MASSES the weekend of March 22/23. We've chosen a particular Mass for each session, but what is important is that your family is here...whatever Mass works for you! Father Mac will recognize all of the FF students and their families. Look for your catechists! There will be a reserved section of the church for each session.
Saturday at 5:00 PM: Tuesday 6:30 PM Session and Wednesday 4:30 PM Session
Sunday at 9:00 AM: Family Program, Summer Program, MSHS and Good Shepherd
Sunday at 11:00 AM: Monday and Tuesday 4:30 PM Sessions
Sunday at 5:30 PM: Sunday 6:30 PM Session
You've heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob. For more information on the story of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics forming Mass mobs, click here to go to the Trib story.
Women's Lenten Retreat
Ladies, mark your calendar for the weekend of April 11-13 so you can gather with other women of the parish in a time of prayer, presentations, and private reflection. Click here for the flyer / registration form. If you have questions, please contact Donna Kaufman at 724-266-1512.
Sts. John and Paul Men's Club Scholarship
Attention High School Seniors! The Sts. Men's Club Scholarship application is now available. Please download a copy here. All applications are due by April 30, 2014 to the parish office.
Pilgrimage to Ireland
Accompany Fr. Mac and Sr. Annie on a Pilgrimage to Ireland this August 18-28. See the flyer here for more information.
News from Fr. Paul
Here is a link to Father Paul's blog: http://listenmyson.wordpress.com. He has also created two videos on YouTube. One is relevant to Lectio Divina: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14gG0xa4LYQ and the other discusses the topic "What is a monk?": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KQ-1k7UtUk.
God truly has and is blessing us and the work we do in His Name. Our parish is ever expanding and growing. Our ministries continue to broaden. Our parish records are in constant need of updating. In order to meet our parishioners' needs and to minister in God's Name, we need to know more about those in our parish community. Please help us by taking responsibility for completing our Parish Census. You can access it here. If you do not like to use the computer to fill out forms, paper copies of the census are available at various entrances and can be dropped off at the parish office.
Alice McCaffrey Scholarship Fund for Seminarians
We are pleased to announce that this fund is officially up and running and accepting donations! It is being managed by the Pittsburgh Foundation, which is one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. To read more about the scholarship, please click here. To donate to the fund online, visit the Pittsburgh Foundation website.
Should you ever find yourself a victim of other people's bitterness, smallness, scrutiny, or gossip, please remember that things could be worse...you could be them!
Sin is a reality in our world. We fail to notice sin, or even name it when we see it. The truth is that most of the heartache in our world is really the result of human failty and genuine sin. How could we possibly overcome it? This is the age-old question and longing of the human heart because the human heart longs for goodness and is destroyed by sin.
Please keep in your prayers our 116 second graders who made their First Holy Reconciliation this Saturday. They were able to experience, for the first time, the tender love and healing of God through this beautiful sacrament. How easy it is for many of our little ones to recognize evil in their won life. Unfortunately, sometimes as we grow older, we dull our senses to the spirit of God in our heart and become more and more insensitive to the sin in our lives. Perhaps that is why Jesus often said unless we change and become like children, we cannot enter the Kingdom.
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. We begin the holy season of Lent. This is an important time whent eh Church throughout the world acknowledges once again that we indeed all are sinners in need of a Redeemer. When we place these ashes on our head, we acknowledge that all material things will come to dust and the only thing that is eternal is our soul and the love that animates it. We spend the vast majority of our energy and time in this life focusing on what comes to dust and oftentimes neglecting that which is of eternal value.
Following the powerful example of our little ones, let us all during this holy season, be humble enough to admit our need for reconciliation, God's mercy and forgiveness. May the great joy of knowing Christ our Savior and His loving kindness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation bring all of us renewed hope and joy.
I'm sure you would all agree that this has been quite an oppressive winter, but the burdens of unresolved conflict and the insidious snare of sin in our own lives, homes, and families is far more oppressive. It is truly the culprit that robs all of us of energy and life!
Wednesday, March 12 at 6:00 PM: The Light is Still on For You (Diocesan-wide)
Tuesday, March 18 at 8:00 PM: Sts. John and Paul (after a presentation by Fr. Scott Seethaler)
Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 PM: St. John Neumann
Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM: St. Alexis
Monday, April 14 at 7:00 PM: St. Alphonsus
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Wednesday, March 5
Mass and Ashes: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 7:00 PM
Liturgy of the Word and Ashes: 12:00 PM, 4:30 PM
Welcome to Fr. Joe Freedy, who will be the celebrant and homilist for the 5:30 PM Mass on March 2. He, accompanied by our own Sr. Annie Bremmer, will be speaking to the Youth Group at 6:30 PM on March 2 about vocations.
On Friday, March 7, Stations of the Cross begin at 7:00 PM in the church. There will be Mass at 8:00 PM, followed by All Night Adoration and Benediction at 8:45 AM Saturday.
God love you,