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

 

Intentions/Lectionary

The Week Ahead

Liturgical Minister Schedule

 

Read Today's Scripture

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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.

PASTORAL PLAN
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

 

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS
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.


 

 

 

 

Pledges: $831,470 / $3,000,000. Every Pledge Helps!

Learn more about our campaign at www.churchalivepgh.org!

Click here for a copy of the brochure.


2013-2014 Annual Financial Report

This report is now available. Click here to view it, or contact Ginny Fisher at X221 or gfisher@stsjohnandpaul.org for a hard copy.


Women's Guild Yankee Candle Sale

This sale benefits our projects that support: Hearth (single mom's program), Red Door at St. Mary's (feed the homeless), and Blessings in a Backpack (weekend food for 640 grade-schoolers). Please use the order form here to order holiday candles. Questions? Call Donna Kaufman at 724-266-1512. Please return the form and payment (make checks payable to Sts. John and Paul Women's Guild) in the collection basket or to the church office no later than Monday, October 20.


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 mayme4@verizon.net 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 bdollin@stsjohnandpaul.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.

A Theological Reflection Session will be held on Friday, October 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Lower Level of the Cardinal DiNardo Center.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Theology Night Club 2014-2015 Speaker Series:
October 22: Dr. Michel Therrien - Ethics: "From Courtroom to Living Room: How Family Relationships Help Us Understand Christian Morality."
November 19: Rev. Radu Bordeianu - Ecumenism: "Ecumenism: From Excommunication to Unity Among Christians"
December 16: Rev. Eugene Lauer - Spirituality: "An Experimental Approach to the Person of Jesus in the Gospels"
January 21: William M. Wright IV - Scripture: "Diving into the Gospel of John: Swimming with Elephants and Soaring with Eagles"
March 18: Maureen Crossen, Ph.D. - Ecclesiology: "Challenges of a Millennial Approach to the Church"
April 7: Bishop David Zubik - TBA


Mary of Nazareth Movie

On 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 pattyandtom@comcast.net.

Proceeds will benefit the SSJP Youth Program. DVDs are available for $20.

You can view the trailer by clicking here.


High School Men: Come and See Weekend

High School Vocation group events are for guys in high school who desire to know Christ, His plan for their lives, and who are interested in learning more about the Priesthood. We will follow the very successful format we use for the annual Quo Vadis Days Retreat, including prayer, games, competition, and lots of fun and brotherhood. Don't miss out on this Come and See Weekend on October 25-26. We will also have a Fall Retreat at Camp Allegheny from November 21-23. Learn more at pghpriest.com.


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 t.laylock@zoominternet.net or 724-553-5465.


SSJP Arts & Crafts Festival: Nov. 7-8

      

Wine and cheese. Art and shopping. Need we say more? Join us for an evening of fellowship, art appreciation, and SHOPPING at the SSJP Arts & Crafts Festival - Wine and Cheese Social on November 7 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Upper CDC. Tickets are available at the parish office and after the 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses on November 2 for $10. Silent Auction items will include original art work created by Fr. Mac, Sr. Annie, and Deacon Lukasz.

Unique holiday gifts, arts, and crafts - handmade by parishioners. Stop by the Upper CDC on November 8 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to shop the wonderful creations our parishioners have to offer. Chinese Auction tickets and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Kirstin Cenk at 724-935-2104 X289 or Colleen Murray at 724-934-1984.


SSJP International Families Ministry

The SSJP International Families Ministry invites you to attend a very special talk in honor of St. Frances Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants whose feast day is in November. Catholics Adib and Ellen Mady suddenly found themselves amongst Iraqi refugees as they fled ISIS this summer. They settled in Pittsburgh. Help us welcome them in the CDC on Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 PM.


FUEL Parent Ministry


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: 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.


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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