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  • 20.12.14
    What is the Parish Pastoral Council?  Prior to 1999 parishes in our diocese functioned with a group of men and women, elected by the parish members under the heading of Parish Council.  There were four major committees that assisted the Pastor in managing the day-to-day tasks of running a parish.In the year 2000, the Bishop asked all the parishes to adopt a new model of operation call...
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  • 03.03.12
    We are excited to inform you that we now offer Online Giving! As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. Online Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank [or credit card] account to our church.As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placin...
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  • 02.08.11
      Please join the Saturday morning Men’s Bible Study in a journey through the history of the Catholic Church. Learn about the major people, places and events of two thousand years of church history. A DVD by Professor Steve Weidenkopf will be used, followed by a discussion of the material presented. Join us every Saturday morning at 7:30am in Meeting Room #1.  ...
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Season of Lent

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 22 which is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be distributed during the 6:45am, 9:00am and 7:00pm Masses. There will be a special Ash Wednesday Prayer Service held at 12 Noon. Ashes will also be distributed at Sewickley Hospital for patients during the day and employees from 2:30-3:30pm at the hospital chapel.

Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. The very word “lent” comes from Germanic roots which mean “lengthen”, and was used to describe the season of Spring when days begin to lengthen. The 40 day period of Lent in which we prepare for Easter, the dawning the light of a New Day, is a time in which we begin a spiritual sojourn with Christ which will engage us in his death and ultimately his resurrection. We actively pursue participation in his death so that we will share in his rising. We begin this movement in our lives that takes us from the selfabsorption and clinging to this life where days are numbered to the selfless surrender and emptying necessary to fill our lives with the life of the Risen Lord. Special penitential practices help us lay down our old lives encumbered by sin and selfishness.

Lenten Regulations:

1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast (less food intake—only one full meal) and abstinence (no meat). All the Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

2. The obligation of abstinence begins at the age of 14. The law of fasting obliges all between the age of 18 and 59.

3. Minors who are not obliged to fast and abstain are to be educated in the meaning of penance and encouraged to do acts of penance suitable to their age.

4. Those with any medical condition are not obligated to fast but should perform some act of penance or charity.

5. All are encouraged to do acts of penance and charity beyond the bare minimum of the law.

6. No dispensations will be given for Friday abstinence unless there is a very serious reason present.