NEWS

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CURRENT EVENTS

BLESSED CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON - will be held Sunday December 16th. RESERVATIONS NEEDED BY SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH.

THANK YOU TO ALL
- To everyone who worked the Charity Dinner this year whether behind the scenes rolling silverware, decorating or baking or volunteering that day, you deserve special recognition and thanks. I am deeply grateful to those volunteers who came in Saturday morning to cut the ham and prep the potatoes, those who came earlier on Sunday morning and those that stayed all day. I am especially grateful to Michelle Whalen who took charge of the cooking this year due to an emergency in Jeff Creveling’s family. But without the time and talents of all of you volunteers, the day would not have been a success. You all did a terrific job and were great representatives of our parish! Thank you also to all of the approximately 70 parishioners who baked the cakes, pies, cupcakes & cookies for dessert. Lefover desserts were sent to Prince of Peace. Those who came to the dinner liked the variety and commented on how delicious the desserts were. Good Shepherd bakers are wonderful! They also liked the ham and potatoes too! A special thanks goes out to, J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc. for donating the cost of the tickets and O’Neill’s Coffee for the use of the containers for drinks. Twenty-seven parishioners who weren’t able to come bought the tickets anyway and donated them back. Many diners & parishioners gave over and above the cost of the tickets or made individual donations as a gift toward the charities. We appreciated everyone’s generosity & help! --Deb Sokolak, Chairman & Fr. Glenn

The following are the names of those who were involved in the dinner. I’m sorry if I have unintentionally left anyone out, Deb Michelle Whalen, Jim & Pat Uram, Tom Sokolak, Bonnie & Pete Gibb, Lorraine Iacino, Jim Burgoon, Ed Robich, Rusty Burger, Pat & Tom Graney, Mary Pat Hanssen, John & Cathy Moroco, Donna Lark, Cliff & Dee Dee Sederland, Judy Miller, Deb & Craig Cox, Meg Grober, Pat Bleggi, Connie Lange, Joe Walsh, Paula & Katie Miller, Cindy Bartolo, Rosemarie Murcko, Ethel Foltz, Rudy Koraus, Paul & Kathy Bauer, Jean Colella, Marian LeJeune, Phyllis Williams, John & Donna Pavlovich, DJ Puskar, Joe & Judy Selenchik, Sandy Miller, Ken Garver, Joyce Blanke, Larry & Dolly Wauzzinski, Mary & Jerry Smith, Howard & Mary Lou Fagan, Paula Dalessandro, Kate Sveda, Jen Czubek and Beth Garrett.

TEEN SHEPHERDS: Ryan Mirizio, Kambri Adams, Nolan Songer, Garrett Donaldson, Zoe Belcik, Emily Anthony, Dylan Anthony, Sydney Miller, Sophia Gill, Taylor Tomko, Emma Pringle, Jack Pringle, Joey Varga, Chase Tomko, Ian Smith, Lucas Steindurf, Rachel Wiesen, Lydia Hemminger, Drake Muir, Olivia Muir, Kayla Nichols, Kylie Thompson, Angela Dalessandro, Olivia Franks and Liam Foore ** These students did a terrific job helping at the dinner! They represented our parish well and the people who came said they liked seeing the youth of our parish helping out. Besides their assigned jobs they, at times, pitched in where ever they were needed. They worked hard and were courteous to everyone. I appreciated all that they did, Deb

We took in: $5,442.00. Expenses: $1548.71; Profit was $3,893.29 & served 482 dinners. It was dispersed as follows: $500 to our Sister Parish, $400 to West Middlesex Kiwanis and $ 2,993.29 to Prince/Peace. Any leftover cooked food went to Prince of Peace and any unopened food we gave to our Funeral Dinner committee to use. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!

RECURRING EVENTS

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - The council meetings are held every other month at 7:00PM in the Social Hall. For specific dates and time changes please refer to the bulletin.

BAPTISMAL CLASS - Classes are scheduled by appointment with the pastor.

RCIA SESSIONS - Sessions are on Thursdays at 6:30PM at the Rectory through Easter.

MENS CLUB - Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00PM in the Social Hall.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY - Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Social Hall.

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.