Weekly Bulletin

May 21, 2017


English Mass Intentions

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

4:00 PM  (A)     +Eileen Croft (Jeannie & Mike)

6:30 PM  (B)      +Ethel Rossmiller (Son)


SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM (B)     +Linda Ladesic (Family)

11:00 AM (A)     +Thomas Freel (Mary Wiles)


MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

St. Rita of Cascia

8:00 AM (A)    +Stella Sauers


TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

Easter Weekday

8:00 AM (A)                  +Margaret & Cyril McGonigle (Daughter)



The Ascension of the Lord

6:00 PM (A)      +Margie Froelich


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

The Ascension of the Lord

8:00 AM (B)     +Bertha Medved


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

St. Philip Neri

8:00 AM  (A)  +Jeannette Langston


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

Seventh Sunday of Easter

4:00 PM  (A)     +Gretchen Strahsmeier Bundick (Parents, Carol & Richard)

6:30 PM  (B)   +Buck Schell  (Children)


SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

Seventh Sunday of Easter

9:30 AM (B)    +Dorothy Sulkowski  (Family)

11:00 AM (A)    For the People


Baptismal Preparation Class

Baptismal Preparation Class will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017at 6:30 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.


Annual Holy Wisdom Parish Golf Classic

Holy Wisdom Parish will sponsor their Annual Golf Classic at Deep Valley Golf Course (Hartmann's), Harmony, PA onSaturday, June 10, 2017.For information, call Steve Gorzelsky at 412-322-7262.


Reborn in Baptism

Congratulations and best wishes toEmma Florence Wrabley,child ofColin Wrableyand Marie Dixon Wrabley,who will be baptized this Sunday into the community of faith. May she continue to grow in wisdom, age, and grace.


Flea Market/Thrift Store Donations

Our annual flea market/thrift store will be held onSaturday, September 30, 2017in Norbert Hall. Anyone wishing to donate usuable items should bring furnishings, toys, appliances, and other household goods to the vestibule in the back of both churches before or after weekend Masses. No clothing, books, exercise equipment, furniture, televisions or computers.



Pray as if everything depends on God.

Work as if everything depends on you.


On Mission: A New Pentecost - Come, Holy Spirit and fill us with your gifts of Right Judgment and Courage. Give us right judgment so that we may know what is the good for ourselves and for the Church and always choose what is right. Give us courage that we might step outside of our comfort zone, take risks and think outside of the box in order to renew the Church and the world. As we journeyOn Mission for The Church Alive!inspire us to be open and trusting to the changes that await us and strengthen us to live our baptismal call of building up the Kingdom of God on earth. Visitonmissionchurchalive.orgto stay informed.

A Focus Group Meeting for Parishioners of Holy Wisdom and Saint John XXIII Parishes to review the proposed parish grouping for the Northside will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Norbert Hall. All are encouraged to attend.


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 will be available at the end of May and will be 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.


Celebrating Twenty-three Years

Next weekend our parish will celebrate the completion of twenty-years years as a parish family. Like any family, we have had our share of joys and sorrows, troubles and triumphs. Learning to live with one another, pray and work together isn't always easy but it is certainly well worth the effort. Sharing our gifts and a common vision help make for a vibrant parish. Our future success depends upon each and every member doing their share. Congratulations to all on making Holy Wisdom Parish a reality! Happy Anniversary!


Eucharistic Rosary March

The Legion of Mary, in collaboration with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is sponsoring the 81st International Eucharistic Rosary March onSunday, May 21, 2017,with Bishop William Winter, STD, presiding.

The celebration begins at 1:30 PM at Epiphany Church with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Readings, and Homily. The Eucharistic Procession with the Blessed Sacrament and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima will process through the city and return to Epiphany Church for the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.  For further information, call 412-882-3027.


Traditional Latin Mass Intentions                                                           

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Easter

8:00 AM     Smydo Grandchildren (Joe & Kristy Smydo)         

11:00 AM     Living and Deceased of Cervone & Bisignani Families (M/M Peter Cervone)              


MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

St. Rita of Cascia

12:00 Noon      Welfare of M/M John Rokosz (Church Choirs)

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017


7:00 PM    +Kurt Linn (Dave & Mandy Capan)



Vigil of Ascension of Our Lord

9:00 AM      Spiritual Welfare of Chris McCray (Dave & Mandy Capan)


THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017

Ascension of Our Lord

9:00 AM     Welfare of Maria Gruber (Douglas Young Family)

7:00 PM     +Robert F. Friend  (Friend Family)


FRIDAY, May 26, 2017

St. Philip Neri

9:00 PM      +Ed & Beatrice Staab  (Kathy Burchill)


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

St. Bede the Venerable

9:00 AM      2017 Graduating Class of Holy Trinity School, McKees Rocks


SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

Sunday after Ascension

 8:00 AM      +Robert L. Mosberg, Sr. (Eyler Family)

11:00 AM      Mr. & Mrs. Ricco Policastro  (Friend Family)



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


Sunday, May 14, 2017……….….…………….…....…2,461.00

Parish Improvement……………………….…………....213.00

Trinity Dome……………………………………………377.00


Sunday, May 14, 2017…….…………..…..…….…....2,343.00

Parish Improvement…………………………………….329.00

Trinity Dome………………………………………….1,330.00

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!


Schola CD Sale

The Latin Mass Schola is selling their new album,Resurrexit Sicut Dixitafter all Masses. This is their second album, highlighting pieces of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony from Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.  CDs are $10.00 each, while supplies last.


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.


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 celebration of Memorial Day coming soon, we are provided 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 forMemorial Day Remembrance/Parish Cemetery Maintenancewhich may be given throughout the coming month.


Latin Mass Liturgical Summer Time Changes

Beginning onWednesday, May 24, 2017,the 6:00 PM Wednesday Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM, untilSeptember 6, 2017,when it returns to 6:00 PM.  Beginning on First Friday, June 2, 2017, until First Friday, September 1, 2017, there will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 7:00 PM Mass.  The various Sacred Heart prayers will still be said after the Mass of 7:00 PM.  

The First Sundays of June, July and August will continue with the same format we have been celebrating with the extended period of adoration into the afternoon.   


Faith in Action Expo

Friday, June 2, 2017 from7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in  St. Athanasius Church Hall (West View),Chalfont Avenue,, PA 15229 Leaders, Activity Leaders, Volunteers and Interested Participants Welcome! the Ignite Challenge! to volunteer at least 4 hours per month over the summer! and meet the leaders of groups who have need of volunteers,and leaders of activities who are welcoming new participants!under one roof!involved in your community! All participants will be entered to win Dinner at Bravo's! ($120 Gift Card)be present to win. Please call Jeannine at 724-272-1851 or visit www.vsspgh.org for more information or to register.





Holyday of Obligation

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Church celebrates the Ascension of the Lord, a holyday of obligation. All Catholics are required to participate in the liturgy on this day. 

The Mass schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, May 24…..…………………...…..6:00 PM (A)

Thursday, May 25...….…………………...…...8:00 AM (B)

Thursday, May 25…...………………..9:00 AM (B) (Latin)

Thursday, May 25…..………………..7:00 PM (B)  (Latin)

The Administrative Center will be closed on Thursday, May 25,  2017 in observance of the holyday.