COMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
Updated February 17, 2019
PROTECT HUMAN LIFE
Bishop David Zubik’s column in the Pittsburgh Catholic (2/8/19) asks, “Could we have come to this?” He is referring to the recent legislation in the state of New York which legalizes the killing of unborn babies up to birth and even after. This is the slippery slope to infanticide. The governor of Virginia has also endorsed such a law. “Abortion advocates argue the unborn baby is either a pregnant woman’s property or part of her body. But science shows that, from conception, each of us has a human genetic code that is different from that of either parent. Humans are not property; children are not their parents.” Bishop Zubik is encouraging us to contact our elected officials and fight for the unborn with renewed vigor. We must educate family, friends, legislators, and fellow citizens about how it is never necessary to intentionally kill unborn children. God calls all of us to embrace these families and children. DON’T LET THIS QUESTION BECOME A REALITY!
Kickoff Mass for Father Michael Decewicz’s new ministry, ADDICTION RECOVERY MINISTRY, will officially begin with a Mass at Saint Paul Cathedral on Sunday, February 10, at 2:30 p.m. The celebrant will be Bishop David Zubik and all are welcome to attend this Mass of Anointing and healing. For more information about the ministry, go to www.addictionrecoveryministrypittsburgh.org or check out our Facebook page, Addiction Recovery Ministry Pittsburgh.
Our CARE AND CONCERN COMMITTEE continues to grow as we meet the many needs of our parishioners and we welcome new members any time of the year. Opportunities are available for those with a servant’s heart to share their gifts of time and/or talents to those in need. There is no demand on your time, only the willingness of what your heart and schedule are able to offer. Did you know that some of our current needs don’t even require you to leave your home?
Please reach out to one of our current active Committee Members listed below if you’d like to hear more about the various opportunities with Care and Concern. If you don’t see them at Mass, call them directly or contact the parish office and we can have them call you (if their number isn’t listed).
Kathy Brenner – 724-495-3069
Joan Doyle – 724-643-8551
Chris Hardesty – 724-601-0373
Carolyn Kalember – 724-728-4429
Joyce Matsko – 724-495-2622
Phyllis Tkacik – 724-480-5275
Joyce Matsko, Parish Nurse Nora Stay, Social Minister
Cindy Zurik, Bereavement Facilitator
IT’S GIRL SCOUT COOKIE TIME!
SSPP School Daisy Troop 15372 will be selling Girl Scout Cookies after all Masses on Sunday, March 3. Cookies are $5/box. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. If any parishioners miss these booths and would still like to support our SSPP Girl Scouts, please email Troop16372@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!
KEEN AGE NEWS: We will not be meeting in January and February. Stay comfy and warm and we will see you in March.
The Women’s Shelter was blessed with your generosity and prayers this past year. They are grateful for our continued support and thank you for that. At present, the shelter is in need of germ killing products to prevent colds and the flu (Lysol Spray and liquid bleach). A basket is available at the back of the church. Parishioners from St. Cecilia, Holy Family, and St. Felix can certainly participate. Please contact Mike Durham at 724-728-0747 for further information. Thank you.
May 27, 2018
HOW TO DISPOSE OF EXPIRED MEDICINES?
A local disposal box for expired prescriptions or other medications you may no longer need has been placed in the lobby of the Brighton Twp. and Beaver Police Departments providing a safe and proper means for their disposal. This collection box is being provided by the Beaver Co. District Attorney’s Office as unused medications are often subject to abuse or accidental poisoning and overdoses.
Medications should remain in their original containers. Personal information on the labels should be crossed out, but information about the medication itself should be legible. Gather up those prescription medications, prescription patches, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, medication samples and medications for pets and drop them off for a safe disposal. Open containers of liquids should be completely sealed. (At this time, NO needles, aerosol cans or inhalers are being accepted.)
The parish-based SUBSTANCE ADDICTION MINISTRY (SAM) is a program of the National Catholic Council on Addictions, an affiliate of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This ministry, being established in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is to offer hope, healing and reconciliation to both the afflicted and affected. “Addiction disconnects people: from self, loved ones, and God. SAM is a support ministry that helps people face the challenges that accompany addiction.” (http://NCCAtoday.org).
Saints Peter and Paul SAM meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in Keating Hall.
Before the meeting, the Rosary is prayed at 6:30 pm in the church and then Mass is celebrated at 7 pm.…
MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING
The Diocese of Pittsburgh requires that all volunteers who come in contact with children attend this three-hour workshop detailing reporting mandates which are a vital part of the Church’s efforts to prevent the abuse of children. A list of live classes or on-line classes can be found online at www.diopitt.org. If you have any questions, call Nora at 724-775-4111.