Giving Feedback: The “Synod on Synodality”||
Next Sunday, our parish, along with all parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg will participate in the Diocesan Pastoral Connectivity Survey. This will give our parish and the diocese important data that will help us shape pastoral initiatives in the future, and also to contribute to the information being sent to the Vatican for the 2023 Synod of Bishops. For more information on the Synod and the Synodal Process, see the orange insert in this week's bulletin or by
following this link
|Help Wanted! Pre-Lenten Pierogi-Making||It’s that time again! Pierogi-making is scheduled for the following Tuesdays in January/February: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 (2/15 if needed). We will meet at 5:00 pm in the Social Hall. |
This is a great opportunity for our youth to get hours in preparation for Confirmation.
Many hands make light work!
The pierogis are an important fundraiser for our parish, both on their own and as part of our Lenten Dinners. As always, frozen pierogis are available from the Parish Office for $13 for 2 dozen.
|Valentine’s Card Making||As in previous years, we are asking our Faith Formation/Youth Ministry students and any others who would like to participate to assist with making Valentine’s Day Cards. These are always appreciated by those who receive them, and we have received several thank yous in past years, including from Bishop Brandt, our Bishop Emeritus.|
Card making is scheduled for Sunday, January 30 following Mass. More information will come closer to that weekend. Parishioners who wish to make cards at home and drop them off in the Narthex should contact Carolyn Davis.
|Pray the Rosary With Us!|
Last Sunday of Every Month Before Mass
|Praying the Rosary is an essential part of the Spirituality of the Knights of Columbus, and is beneficial for all Catholics. K of C Council 10960 will be leading a Parish Rosary in the Church
the last Sunday of each Month at 9:10 am, beginning January 30. Rosaries and “how-to” pamphlets will be available at the entrance of the Church.|
|Buses, Diocesan Events planned for March for Life||Buses will take Diocese of Greensburg pilgrims to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.,|
Friday, Jan. 21. Those wishing to attend should contact one of the following bus captains:
Bishop Larry J. Kulick will celebrate Mass at the Immaculate Heart of Mary chapel at the National Shrine at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome (first come, first seated).
- Mary Blythe, St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon, 724-863-2626 or 412-996-2115
Bill Ager, Indiana County, 724-465-4522
- Caitlin Craig, Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville, 724-733-8870, ext. 114
- Father Timothy J. Kruthaupt, St. Peter Parish, Brownsville, 724-785-7781.
There are several opportunities for those who cannot attend the March for Life but would like to participate:
- St. Emma Monastery, Greensburg, will host an event Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. that will include prayers, Eucharistic adoration, a reflection and vespers. For information, call 724-834-3060.
- The Greensburg Diocesan Council of the National Council of Catholic Women will host a “Pray for Life” day Friday, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Center. The day will include a rosary for priests, Mass, Eucharistic adoration, a rosary for life, Stations of the Cross for life, a Divine Mercy chaplet and a litany for life. For information, call 724-537-2064.
- The Youth Rally and Mass for Life will be a hybrid event – in-person for local youth only and virtual for others. The events will be livestreamed on the YouTube channel for the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. Visit
adw.org/youth-rally-mass-life/ for details.
|Supplemental Devotional / Faith Formation Resources||Please remember that we have supplemental faith formation resources available both in the Narthex and available online! These include The Word Among Us, which contains the daily readings for Mass and daily reflections for prayer, as well as other books and CDs. Any donations for these materials are voluntary, but are always appreciated to defray the parish’s costs for them.|
We also have maintained our subscription to FORMED, the online video/audio/text resource produced by The Augustine Institute—this is available on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers. It is free for all parishioners, and contains materials suitable for all ages, from infants to adulthood. To sign up, visit www.formed.org
and search for the parish by Zip Code.