1025 Haslage Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Weekly Bulletin

November 12, 2017

 

English Mass Intentions

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 PM  (A)     Jeff Skalos (Skalos Family)

6:30 PM  (B)   +Carol Szymczak ( Family)

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:30 AM (B)    +Jennifer Joos Davis (Eleanor & Robert Ladesic)

11:00 AM (A)    +Wilma Reis (Preskar Family)

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

8:00 PM  (A)     +Carl & Catherine Dzyak  (Phil Dzyak)

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

Weekday

8:00 AM (A)     +Elizabeth Anderson (Kevin & Pam Behanna & Family)

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

St. Albert the Great

8:00 AM (A)    +Jean Baldini (Rose Sakas)

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude

8:00 AM  (A)     +Violet Zielinski (Chuck & Patti Barkey)

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

8:00 AM  (A)    +Tina Sarkus Barbe (Melanie & Bob Patterson)

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 PM  (A)     +Patrick Filsinger (Darlene Miller)

6:30 PM  (B)   For the People

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:30 AM (B)    +Regis Aguglia, Sr. (Wife & Family)

11:00 AM (A)    For the People

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM (A) and 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM (B)

 

Announcing Our 10 for 10 Raffle

Holy Wisdom and Saint John XXIII Parishes will co-sponsor our 10 for 10 Raffle. For a donation of $10.00 per ticket, you have a chance at winning $10,000.00. Only 10,000 tickets are available. The winning raffle ticket will bear the same 4-digit number as the Big-4 Pennsylvania Lottery on the Monday before Christmas: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. If winning ticket number is not sold, a winning number will be constructed digit by digit similar to the Pennsylvania Lottery drawing until a winning ticket has been selected. Tickets and information have been mailed to participating parishioners. Tickets are also available in packets to sign out in the back of church. The success of this venture depends on the generosity of our parishioners who sell and purchase tickets.

 

Saint John XXIII Parish Christmas Candy Sale

Saint John XXIII asks your support for our first Christmas Candy Sale with Betsy Ann Candy. The sale continues and ends on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The sale will benefit our Catechism and Music Programs. Questions? Please call Peggy Wrabley at 412-922-0439 or email pwrabley@hotmail.

 

Baptismal Preparation Class

Baptismal Preparation Class will be held onSunday, December 3, 2017at 2:30 PM, in the Meeting Room of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church. Class is to be attended before arrangements can be made for Baptism. Pre-registration is required. For information, call 412-321-3186.

 

Faith Direct

Do you often find yourself without your checkbook or envelope? Join the parishioners who have already enrolled for automated giving. Secure and convenient, cards are provided to place in the collection basket. There is no cost to you. The parish code for Holy Wisdom Parish is PA478. The parish code for Saint John XXIII Parish is PA678. Those wishing to subscribe to this service can sign up by visiting www.faithdirect.net or by calling 866-507-8757.

 

Our Parish Cemetery

One facet of parish life is our parish cemetery which is located on Bellevue Road in Ross Township. The care and concern for a parish cemetery requires on-going and constant maintenance. With the celebrations of All Saints and All Souls, the Church provides us with an opportune time to examine our concern for our brothers and sisters who sleep in death. Please give generously to the special offering envelope forAll Souls Remembrance/Parish Cemetery Maintenancewhich may be given throughout November.

 

Northside Catholic School Labels for Education

The Labels for Education Program is an easy way to earn cash for school supplies. These labels are found on many of the products we use daily. Please help Northside Catholic School by saving and donating "box tops" and "labels for education." For further information, visit LabelsForEducation.com. Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.

 

Sunday Advent Scripture Study

Join Father DiNardo for Advent Scripture Study.The series will focus on the Advent  readings. Come and enjoy this popular series with Father DiNardo after the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass in the Archives Room of Saint Boniface Church onNovember 26, December 3, 10, and 17, 2017.

 

Sharing Tree

Once again many will decide to share their blessings with those in need through our Sharing Tree. The Sharing Tree will be available to all beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Simply select an ornament and provide the gift written on it.All gifts should be returned gift-wrapped with the ornament securely attached to the churches no later than Sunday, December 10, 2017.

 

LOVE YOUR PARISH

Pray as if everything depends on God.

Work as if everything depends on you.

  

Traditional Latin Mass Intentions                                                          

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM      +Christian Kail (Stull Family)

11:00 AM      Spiritual Welfare of Dave Capan (Mandy Capan)

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

12:00 Noon   +Ed, Ginny & Dorothy Kenna (Liz & Bob Blume)

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

St. Josaphat

7:00 PM        +Robert McCauley (Reynolds Family)

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

St. Albert the Great

6:00 PM       +Marie Pauline McCormick (Reynolds Family)

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

St. Gertrude

9:00 AM      +Marie McCormick (Stull Family)

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

St. Gregory the Wonderworker

9:00 AM      +Poor Souls in Purgatory (Kathy Burchill) 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Dedication of the Basilicas of SS. Peter & Paul

9:00 AM     +Marie Pauline McCormick (Reynolds Family)

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 AM     +Marie Pauline McCormick (Reynolds Family)

11:00 AM      First Wedding Anniversary of Nicholas & Kristina Falvo

 

Confessions

Each Sunday one-half hour before Mass

Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

First Friday and First Saturday one-half hour before Mass

 

Our Weekly Offerings

HOLY WISDOM PARISH

Sunday, November 5, 2017.….….................................2,100.40

Parish Share Program……………………………...…..…50.00

Parish Improvement…………………………………..….20.00

Holyday………………………………………………....370.00

SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH

Sunday, November 5, 2017.….….……..………..........4,647.00

Parish Share Program…………………………………...115.00

Parish Improvement…...…………………………………65.00

Holyday…………………………………………………535.00

Holy Wisdom and Saint John XXIII Parishes are sustained by the generosity of parishioners and friends through time, talent, and treasure. Thanks to all for their generous support!

 

Northside Catholic School Benefit Bingo

Northside Catholic School will have a benefit Bingo on Friday, November 17, 2017at Most Holy Name Parish Hall. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Early Bird games begin at 6:45 PM. Bingo starts at 7:00 PM. Pay what you play! 12 cards minimum for $18. 20 regular games, 7 specials, Lucky 7, All nighter and Jackpot. Pay at the door. Questions contact monicafabina@yahoo.com Like us on Facebook for more information.

 

Pittsburgh Catholic Delivered to Homes

The November 17, 2017 issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic will be delivered directly by mail to every registered household in the diocese. No bulk copies will be available next weekend.

 

BE INFORMED; NOT SURPRISED!

READ THE BULLETIN!

 

ON MISSION FOR THE CHURCH

Be Prepared or Be Foolish-In today's Gospel, five of the virgins were ready to meet their master upon his arrival, while five were not. It is a reminder, like so many others in the Gospels, to be prepared for when  the Lord comes to call us to himself. Will our hearts and lives be ready to meet the Lord and dwell with him, or will we be caught off guard and  our salvation be affected? In a more temporal way, have we been preparing ourselves for the changes that are coming as part of theOn Mission for the Church Alive!initiative? Have we taken the time to educate ourselves about what will happen (Bishop Zubik's announcements on April 26th, building relationships, new clergy assignments, new Mass schedules) and what will not happen (no immediate parish mergers, no immediate church closings) over the next 12 months? Don't be caught off guard byOn Mission.Be prepared and be an agent of growth and support in the Church as a disciple of Jesus. Visitonmissionchurchalive.orgto learn more about it and to stay informed.

 

The Book of Remembrance

As part of our observance of the month of November, the Book of Remembrance will be available in both churches. All are welcome to inscribe the names of their deceased loved ones and friends to be remembered in prayer by our parish community.

 

November Dedicated to the Holy Souls

The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls. On all the days from November 1 through November 8 inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed.  Partial indulgences are granted to those who recite Lauds or Vespers of the Office of the Dead, and such partial indulgences are also granted to those who recite the prayer "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domini, et lux perpetua luceat eis.  Requiescant in pace"("Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.").  On All Souls' Day, a plenary indulgence, applicable to the Poor Souls, is granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father, one Hail Mary and the Creed, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the intentions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

 

Born to Eternal Life

Our sympathy and assurance of prayers is extended to the family and friends ofRita Nappierwho was buried from our parish this past week. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

 

Religious Retirement Fund Appeal

Next weekend at all Masses, a special collection will be taken up for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be generous.