FAITH FORMATION

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Below are some of the events that are going on in faith formation.


CATHOLIC HEART WORK CAMP
14 teens (9th- 12th grade) along with two adult chaperones traveled to Oil City. Upon arrival room assignments were given and the teens made camp. Sunday evening they attended Mass with the 200 other teens that traveled to CHWC, some from as far away as North Carolina. The program began and all were given "Team Assignments" and it was an evening of Ice Breakers to get to know our "TEAM". We began each day with Mass and then Monday thru Thursday it's off to our work site at 9:00 to help the "RESIDENTS" who are unable to do the necessary work to keep their homes livable and safe. Back to base to shower and prepare for evening program: Adoration; Confessions; Four Corners; Dance Party; Games; and Awesome Music. Thursday night the Residents are invited to come and let us know how we did. (All seem to be very pleased and appreciative of our efforts). A closing Mass on Friday morning and off to a free day (maybe a water park) and then home.


TEEN SHEPHERDS
Teen Shepherds are all the students in the Religious Education classes and all Catholic school children of our Parish in grades 7 through 11. Activities include:

  • Charities Dinner, serving and cleaning up
  • Thanksgiving Outreach, make and deliver dinner to homebound
  • Christmas Cookies, made for the baskets and delivered to homebound
  • Teen Enrichments, activities and speakers
  • Living Stations
  • Visiting Senior Facilities

MASS SCHEDULE

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

Holydays: 8:30 am and 7:00 pm

PROGRAMS

PRAYER CHAIN: For intentions, please call 724-528-2158 or 724-730-2050

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

ROSARY: During October and May, before the 9:30 AM 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 one of the parish priests.

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 1-6 on Saturday mornings and for grades 7-11 on Sunday evenings. Call the Religious Education office for more information.