1025 Haslage Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Weekly Bulletin

January 14, 2018

 

English Mass Intentions

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 PM  (A)    +Thomas Preskar (Celine Scott & Family) 

6:30 PM  (B)    For the People

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:30 AM (B) +Angeline Fry (Francis & Jane D'Egidio)

11:00 AM (A) +Helen Jurik (Patty LaBrasca & Joe Kremposky)

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:00 PM  (A)     +Thomas Preskar (Lou & Dorothy Flore) 

6:30 PM  (B)     +Michael O'Toole (Preskar Family)

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:30 AM (B) For the People

11:00 AM (A) +John Kirch (Wife, Margaret Kirch)

  

Sacrament of Reconciliation

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

 

Holiday Closing

The Administrative Center will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday

 

Baptismal Preparation Classes 

Baptismal Preparation Classes will be held on Sunday,  January 14, February 11, March 11, and April 15, 2018 at 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.

 

2018 Holy Wisdom Parish Church Calendars

Church calendars for the year 2018 are available in the back of our churches and the Administrative Center. The beautiful Catholic art calendars are the generous gift of Brady Memorial Home, Inc. We thank them for their gift.

 

LOVE YOUR PARISH

Pray as if everything depends on God.

Work as if everything depends on you.

 

Bulletin Advertising

Looking for a way to promote your business? Want to remember a loved one or commemorate an anniversary year? Consider advertising in our bulletin. Space is currently available for you! For further information, call 1-800-945-6629. Thank you for your support.

 

Initial Offering Envelope

Getting off to a good start is very important. At the beginning of the new year, people make all sorts of new year resolutions. Why not include the parish?

Inserted in your packet of envelopes you will find an Initial Offering envelope. This offering helps defray the cost of the envelope system. Each envelope holder is asked to contribute at least $10.00 to take care of this necessary expense without taxing the parish budget. Your offering may be made anytime throughout the month of January. Thank you for your continued support of our parish.   

  

BE INFORMED; NOT SURPRISED!

READ THE BULLETIN!

 

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18-25, 2018

 
The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, "Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power," is taken from the book of Exodus 15:6.

Throughout the Biblical narrative of salvation, an unmistakable motif is the unrelenting determination of the Lord to form a people whom He could call His own. The formation of such a people, united in a sacred covenant with God, is integral to the Lord's plan of salvation and to the glorification of His name. The prophets repeatedly remind Israel that their covenant demanded that relationships among its various social groups should be characterized by justice, compassion and mercy. Reconciliation often demands repentance, reparation and healing of memories.

As Jesus prepared to seal the new covenant in His own blood, His earnest prayer to the Father was that those given to Him by the Father would be one, just as He and the Father were one. When Christians discover their unity in Jesus, they participate in Christ's glorification in the presence of the Father, with the same glory that He had lived in the Father's presence before the world existed. Therefore, God's covenanted people must always strive to be a reconciled community that serves as an effective sign of how to live in justice and peace for all the people of the earth.

Today, the Bible continues to be a source of consolation and liberation, inspiring Christians to address the conditions that currently undermine the Body of Christ. The Church, like Israel, is called to be a sign and an active agent of reconciliation.

 

Remember Those New Year's Resolutions

Keeping them can help you be a better person.

 

2016 Holy Wisdom Parish Church Calendars

Church calendars for the year 2016 are available in the back of our churches and the lobby of the Administrative Center. The beautiful Catholic art calendars are the generous gift of Brady Memorial Home, Inc. We thank them for their gift.

 

Traditional Latin Mass Intentions                                                           

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018

Second Sunday after Epiphany

8:00 AM     +William K. McMullin (David K. McMullin)

11:00 AM     +William & Irene Woscek (James & Kathy Cardellini)

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

St. Paul, First Hermit

12:00 Noon   Smydo Children (Joe & Kristy Smydo)

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018

St. Marcellus I

7:00 PM       +William J. Briscoe (David K. McMullin)

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018

St. Antony

6:00 PM       +Mary Ann Noullet  (Bill & Gerry Redic)

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

Feria

9:00 AM      +Mr. & Mrs. John Craig (Joe  & Kristy Smydo)

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

Feria

9:00 AM      +Marcella Burrell  (David K. McMullin)

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

SS. Fabian and Sebastian

9:00 AM      +Don Nemeth  (Joe  & Kristy Smydo)

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018

Third Sunday after Epiphany

8:00 AM     +John & Patricia Redic (Bill & Gerry Redic)

11:00 AM     +Cathleen Hernandez Coburn (Vincent J. Bernardo)

 

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, January 7, 2018.….…......................................1,976.00

Holyday………………………………...………...………70.00

Parish Improvement……………………………………….5.00

SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH

Sunday, January 7, 2018.…….....………......................3,531.00

Holyday……………………………………………………7.00

Parish Improvement…...…………………………………..1.00

Parish Share Program………………………………….…20.00

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!

 

Faith Direct Offerings from November 16-30, 2017

HOLY WISDOM PARISH 

Sunday……………………………………………….$1,385.00

Parish Improvement………………………………….…105.00

Holyday………………………………………………....115.00

Parish Share Program…………………………………...100.00

Christmas……………………………………………..…435.00

Children & Youth……………………………………….140.00

SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Sunday……………...……….…………..……...........$1,775.00

Parish Improvement…..…………………………..…….134.00

Holyday……………………….………………………...110.00

Christmas………………………………………………..230.00

Children & Youth.………………………………………..25.00

Holy Wisdom and Saint John XXIII Parishes are sustained by the generosity of parishioners and friends through time, 

 

Special Collection for St. Anthony School

The annual collection for St. Anthony School Programs will be taken up this weekend at all Masses. The St. Anthony School Programs continue to be a beautiful expression of God's love by offering particular services to children and young people with special needs. Proceeds of this collection are credited to the payment of our Parish Share Program assessment.  Please be generous in your support.      

 

Entering Saint Boniface Church during the week

For the safety of those who attend Mass and devotions during the week as well as to maintain the security of our buildings, we ask that everyone enter and leave Saint Boniface Church by way of  the driveway entrance under the carport at the far end of the driveway. All other doors will remain locked. The Royal Street parking lot located behind the church will also be closed for parking during the week except for events scheduled to take place in Norbert Hall. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Food Pantry News

Thank you for yourof food and financial support! generosity makes it possible to continue our ministry and serve our parishioners and neighbors. continue to collect reusable tote bags and have a need for peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, and cereal. The next Pantry distribution date is Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Administrative Center. 

 

Sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Wisdom Parish

Holy Wisdom Parish has been informed by the Diocese of Pittsburgh that the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Saint Boniface Church with Bishop William J. Waltersheid. 

 

Contribution Reports for Calendar Year 2017

Contribution report statements will be sent to all registered parishioners who have made donations in the calendar year 2017. Anyone wishing to receive a report of their contributions via email should write their email address on their contribution envelope once only.  Faith Direct subscribers will receive their statements directly from Faith Direct. Statements will be sent by January 31, 2018.

 

Parish Share Program Final Payments Due 

Final payments on all Parish Share Program pledges are now due. We ask all parishioners to please return their payments. Thank you.

 

Parishioner Information Update

In order to keep our parish records current, we are requesting all parishioners who are moving, who may have had any change due to any circumstance regarding name, address, phone numbers, or email address, to please notify the Administrative Center office.

 

Remember Those New Year's Resolutions

Keeping them can help you be a better person.

 

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. 

 

Born to Eternal Life

Our sympathy and assurance of prayers is extended to the family and friends of Michael O'Toole who was buried from our parish this past week. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.