Saints John&Paul Roman Catholic Parish

Mass Schedule
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

Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday - 7:30 AM-7:30 PM
First Friday - 9:00 PM-8:45 AM Saturday



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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.

Capital Campaign Update

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Fiscal report year ending 06-30-2013
Direct Debit forms available HERE


Adult Volunteers and Leaders
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!

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.

Annual Parish Picnic: September 21

Please join us at this year's Parish Picnic on the church grounds after the 11:00 AM Mass! The picnic will be from 12:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, September 21. There will be great food, games, and entertainment for the whole family! Cold and hot beverages, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken will be provided. We ask that you please bring a dish to share according to your last name: A-F fruit, pasta, or green salad; G-N Dessert; O-Z Side Dish. The cost is $20/family or $10/individual. In case of financial hardship, please contact us. Online Registration has been closed, but cash and checks will be accepted at the picnic.

Volunteers are still needed! Go to to pick a time to volunteer.

Priest, Prophet, King Bible Study by Fr. Robert Barron

"The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah?"  He is Priest, Prophet, King. It is in this image that we are called. In our Baptism, we are anointed priest, prophet, and king. Join us as we explore just what that means and how we are called to respond. The Bible Study will meet Sunday mornings from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM from September 28 to November 16 or Tuesday mornings from 9:15 to 11:00 AM from September 30 to November 18. The fee is $28 per person or $50 per couple. Questions? Contact Sr. Annie Bremmer at Please click here for the flyer and registration. Registration is due to Sr. Annie at the parish office by September 22.

Passion & Purpose for Marriage with a Bonus Presentation by Matthew Kelly

Click here for a preview of a Passion and Purpose for Marriage.

"You cannot imagine how much better your marriage will be once you start applying Allen's life-changing wisdom to your relationship and life!" - Matthew Kelly

On Saturday, September 27 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at Sts. John and Paul Parish, all are invited to Passion and Purpose for Marriage, a program designed to strengthen relationships through prayer, discussion, and scripture with acclaimed author Dr. Allen Hunt. Over 600 tickets have already been sold. Tickets are $25 per person and are being sold through the Dynamic Catholic Institute at and the SSJP office at 724-935-2104. Those who purchase tickets for this event will also receive priority admission seating to Matthew Kelly's BONUS presentation (open to the public) at 7:00 PM (also in the church), entitled "Passion and Purpose LIVE!"

Dr. Hunt is the author of Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody and Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor. His topics include: what's the most important word in your marriage, what is really going on in your wife's head, and what do you wish your husband really knew about you?

Matthew Kelly is the founder of The Dynamic Catholic Insitute and author of numerous books, including Rediscovering Catholicism, which has sold more than 10 million copies and has been distributed to many diocesan parishioners. He is a national and international leader in the new evangelization movement. 

If you'd like to stay for the day, lunch, Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, Reconciliation, and Mass will be available between the programs. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get closer to God and those you love by embracing your faith. For more information, or to volunteer at the event, email Deacon Tom at or call the parish office at 724-935-2104.

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 or 724-934-1984.

Life Chain

Join SSJP and St. Al's on Sunday, October 5 in the King's Restaurant parking lot on 910 for 90 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

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.

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 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:

Data Results

Comparison Presentation

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: He has also created two videos on YouTube. One is relevant to Lectio Divina: and the other discusses the topic "What is a monk?":

Parish Census

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.

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