Saturday - 5:00 PM
Sunday - 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 AM
Mon, Wed, Fri - 9:00 AM
Tues, Thurs - 7:00 AM
First Friday - 8:00 PM
Weekday Mass is in the Grotto Chapel; Weekend Mass is in the Church
Confession - Saturday at 4:00 PM or by appointment
Tuesday - 7:30 AM-7:30 PM
First Friday - 9:00 PM-8:45 AM Saturday
The Week Ahead
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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 2014. This plan consists of six 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, 2014. To view the Pastoral Plan, click here.
FINANCE & STEWARDSHIP
Capital Campaign Update
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Fiscal report year ending 06-30-2014
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.
Learn more about our campaign at www.churchalivepgh.org!
Click here for a copy of the brochure.
For more information, please join us for a Town Hall Event in the Cardinal DiNardo Center on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
2013-2014 Annual Financial Report
This report is now available. Click here to view it, or contact Ginny Fisher at X221 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy.
Art & Craft Festival Vendor Registration
To register as a vendor at our upcoming Art & Craft Festival please click here to register. Registration ends on October 1. The Art & Craft Festival will be on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8. Questions? Contact Colleen Murray at email@example.com or 724-934-1984.
Join SSJP and St. Al's on Sunday, October 5 in the King's Restaurant parking lot on 910 for 60 minutes of prayer and witness at 2:00 PM.
Mary of Nazareth - Coming Soon!
On Sunday, October 12 at 6:30 PM ($10), Monday, October 13 at 1:00 PM ($5), and Saturday, October 25 at 7:00 PM ($10), Sts. John and Paul will be sponsoring the screening of the beautiful movie, Mary of Nazareth at the brand new Cinemark Theatre at McCandless Crossing! Ignatius Press presents this epic new motion picture on the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. It was filmed in Europe and vividly captures the essence of Mary's profound faith and trust in God, amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah. Tickets will be sold after all Masses starting this weekend or they can be purchased at our office during regular business hours. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance - they are not sold at Cinemark. For more information, contact SSJP at 724-935-2104 or email Patty Schauble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds will benefit the SSJP Youth Program. DVDs are available for $20.
You can view the trailer by clicking here.
Women's Fall Retreat
Ladies, mark your calendar for October 17-19, so you can gather with other women of the parish in a time of prayer, presentations, and private reflection at the Motherhouse at Mount Alveria in Millvale. Click here for the registration form and more information. Questions? Please contact Donna Kaufman at 724-266-1512.
Join us for an engaging social event of adult spiritual enrichment on October 22 at 7:00 PM in the Cardinal DiNardo Center at Sts. John and Paul. Guest speaker Dr. Michel Therrien, Secretary of Evangelization and Catholic Education for the Diocese of Pittsburgh will discuss "From Courtroom to Living Room: How Family Relationships Help Us Understand Christian Morality." Bring your friends and join fellow parishioners for the first event of this exciting adult faith formation series. Each TNC event provides an opportunity to explore issues and topics relating to the Catholic faith in a casual, yet spirited environment. Discuss the topics over beer, wine, soda, and refreshments before and after the presentation; a great opportunity for fellowship and growth. Click here to register online or contact Mary Bulger at email@example.com or at 412-364-6199. The event is free; donations are welcome. To inquire about babysitting, please contact Bonnie Dollin at 724-935-2104 X230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors and refreshment stands open at 7:00 PM.
Presentation, followed by a Q&A session, begins at 7:30 PM.
Refreshment stands re-open after the Q&A session and remain open until 9:00 PM.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming Theology Night Club series events:
November 19: Rev. Radu Bordeianu - "Ecumenism: From Excommunication to Unity Among Christians"
December 16: Rev. Eugene Lauer - "An Experimental Approach to the Person of Jesus in the Gospels"
January 21: William M. Wright IV - "Diving into the Gospel of John: Swimming with Elephants and Soaring with Eagles"
March 18: Maureen Crossen, Ph.D. - "Challenges of a Millennial Approach tot he Church"
40 Days for Life
Join SSJP on Friday, October 31 from 7:00-11:00 AM outside Planned Parenthood downtown. If you're able to pray with us, contact Tom Laylock at email@example.com or 724-553-5465.
Fr. Mac Flies with the Angels!
CLI Survey Results Are In!
Thank you all so much for your participation in the CLI Survey in which we were selected to participate! The Catholic Leadership Institute presented our overall results to us at St. Paul Seminary and we came up with a few goals based on the responses. The data and goals were shared with the staff, Pastoral Council, Finance Council, and the Campaign Alive Committee and now we are making them available to you:
Presentation to Parishioners
Holy Land & Jordan Pilgrimage: May 30-June 10, 2015
To walk the land where our Savior was born, lived, died and rose again is the dream of every Christian. This is the pilgrimage of a life time! We are so blessed to have this opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land under the leadership of the Franciscan community who are themselves blessed to care for these holy sites. The Franciscan friars have been charged with the responsibility of caring for the holy sites for the past 800 years in the name of all Christendom. Our personal guides will be Fr. Anthony Chircop, OFM and Fr. Page Polk, OFM. Fr. Anthony holds a diploma in Biblical Studies from the "Studium Biblicum Franciscanum" in Jerusalem. Since 2002, he has been Commissary of the Holy Land in Malta. Father Anthony has been leading pilgrimages for 16 years. Please join Sr. Annie and me for this transformative journey! For more information, click here.
Ethics & Medics: Children and the Traditional Family
"Not many years ago, the conventional notion was that children do best when raised in a stable natural family with a married mother and father. Today, this orthodoxy is being challenged by advocates of same-sex parenting both domestically and internationally. The Holy See has played a role in this debate by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Holy See's report on this document argues that the natural family, based on marriage between one man and one woman, is the most proper environment for children. 'Children's rights cannot be seen outside the context of the family, the first and most vital unit of society.' As we will see, this view is fully supported by the latest scientific evidence and scholarly research." To read more, click here.
"Best Day of My Life" Lip Dub by Parishioner David Randolph
David is a senior at Pine-Richland High School and spent several months working on putting together this lip dub in an effort to increase school spirit. A lip dub video combines lip synching and audio dubbing and is filmed in one continual shot (so any errors stay!). All 1,600-plus students and over 40 clubs/teams were involved. It has currently been seen in more than 100 countries and was even "re-tweeted" by the group who sings the song, "Best Day of My Life," American Authors. View the lip dub here. David, with his two assistant directors, won a TVT award for "most imaginative" video. TVT's are the high school version of the Emmys in the Pittsburgh area and over 50 schools are involved!
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.