FAITH FORMATION

CALENDAR 2018-19

SEPTEMBER

9th - Parish Picnic- Family Activity to count as class/ Teen Shepherds Gr. 7-11 run childrens games

16th - All Classes Begin 10 am-11:30 am (all classed on Sunday) Catechetical Sunday

23rd - Parents and Students- Meet the new Religious Ed Director and Special Confirmation Meeting- Parent meeting during class time 10 am- 11:30 am

30th - All Classes 10am-11:30 am; Pet Blessing to follow 11:30 mass at 12:45pm


OCTOBER

7th - No Classes Fall Break

14th - Grades 1-6 Class 10 am-11:30 am; Retreat Grades 7-11- 10 am to 3 pm

21st - All Classes 10am-11:30 am; 7th Grade Liturgy at 9 am Mass

28th - 1st thru 8th Grade-10:00am-11:30; 9th, 10th and 11th grade to work Ham Dinner time TBD


NOVEMBER

1st - All Saints Day

4th - All Classes Child Protection Video and Discussion (10-11:30) Parents invited

11th - All Classes 10am-11:30 am; Possible Confirmation Retreat-Depending on Diocese Schedule; 8th Grade Liturgy 11:30 Mass

18th - Thanksgiving outreach Teen Shepherds- 10 am -2 pm; Grades 1-6 Thanksgiving Cards for home bound; 9th Grade Liturgy 9 am Mass

22nd - Thanksgiving outreach Teen Shepherds- 10 am -2 pm

25th - No Class Happy Thanksgiving


DECEMBER

2nd - All Classes 10-11:30 Advent Begins/ 6th grade rehersal for Blessed Christmas Tradition 10:45 to 11:30; 4th and 5th grade reconciliation during class time; 10th Grade Liturgy 11:30 Mass

8th - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9th - 1st-6th Class 10-11:30/ Blessed Christmas Tradition rehearsal 6th grade from 10:45-11:30/ other grades 11:00-11:30; 6th Grade Reconciliation 10-10:45; Teen Shepherd Cookie Bake grades 7-11 attend 9 am Mass then 1 0am to 2pm (reconciliation during this time for 7-11th); Confirmation Class to Deliver Cookies from 2pm- ?

16th - Blessed Christmas Tradition- All school involvement- 7-11 run luncheon and Santa and Carols (beginning with 11:30 Mass until ? / 1st thru 6th grade to participate in the Nativity play after 11:30 Mass)

23rd - No Classes- Have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas

30th - No Classes- Celebrate the New Year


MASS SCHEDULE

Weekdays: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 8:30am
Wednesday: 7:00PM
Saturday: 6:00 pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 9:00 am (NEW TIME) and 11:30 am

Holydays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PROGRAMS

PRAYER CHAIN: For intentions, please call 724-977-3369

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every First Friday from 9:00 AM until noon.

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:00AM Sunday Mass.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: During Lent, Friday evenings at 7:00 PM.

SACRAMENTS

BAPTISM: Baptisms are scheduled by appointment, six (6) weeks in advance and take place during the weekend Masses or Sunday afternoons. Pre-Baptism sessions are required. During Lent and Advent, Baptisms usually are not scheduled.

RECONCILIATION: Saturday afternoon from
5:15 – 5:45 PM or anytime by appointment.

MATRIMONY: By appointment at least six months in advance.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK: We want to celebrate this sacrament whenever anyone is in need due to illness, the infirmity that comes with age or any other time it is desired. Please call the Pastor at the rectory number, extension 11. Communal celebrations of this sacrament are scheduled several times throughout the year at a weekend Mass.

HOLY ORDERS: Some men fulfill a call to holiness by serving as priests or permanent deacons. Men who feel that call should call the pastor.

FAITH FORMATION

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process the Church offers to those who have not been Baptized, or Confirmed or admitted to First Communion as children in Religious Education. It is also the path to Full Communion in the Catholic Church for those Baptized in another faith. Please call the Religious Education office or the Pastor.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: For grade and high school students is conducted during the school year for grades 1-11 on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 11:20 AM in the Faith Formation Building. Call the Religious Education office for more information.