COMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

Updated December 09, 2018 

CHRISTMAS DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center (formerly Friendship Ridge) is in need of volunteers to escort residents to and from mass beginning at 9:15 a.m. on Christmas Day. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Liturgical cantors and instrumentalists are also welcome. If you can assist, or for further information, please call Father Bill at 724-888-6625. Thank you and God bless you.

 

 

 

FROM  OUR  MUSIC  DIRECTOR: ADULT CHOIR

Rehearsals for the Advent/Christmas season will be held on Tuesdays (Dec. 4, 11, 17, 18) in the  church from 7:00 to  8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please contact the music director, Ken Hand, at 724-775- 4111 (voice message) or via email at kenneth.a.hand@gmail.com.

 

 

Image result for santa breakfast clip artBREAKFAST WITH SANTA – A NORTH  POLE  EXPERIENCE will

be on Sunday,  December  9,  from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria. Besides all-you-can-eat-breakfast, there will be a hot chocolate bar, reindeer games, Christmas crafts, photo with Santa, and Toys for Tots collection bin will be onsite for new, unwrapped toys. Tickets are $14/adults, $12/ children (17 and under) and Seniors (over 65) and children under 3 years old are free. For more info. Call Sarah Mason at 724-993-3628. See bulletin board for details.

 

Image result for christmas lunchMark your calendars: Our next luncheon/meeting will be on Thursday, December 13, at 12:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DATE AND TIME CHANGE. We are meeting early so that we can watch the school play at 1:00 p.m. Make your reservations by calling Rose Lloyd at 724-774-1128 or Joyce Hanshaw at 724-774- 7457. All reservations MUST be in by Monday, evening December 10. Hope to see you there. 

Everyone is invited to the CHRISTMAS  PARTY hosted by the Christian Mothers at St. Cecilia Social Hall on Friday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Call 724-775-4796 (Barb) or 724-775-2558 (Toni).

Cost is $15/person and deadline is Sunday, December 9, for reservations.

 

 

The Stewardship Committee of Holy Family Parish will once again host the ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST on Sunday, December 9, at the social hall at 1851 3rd Avenue, New Brighton. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and costs are $7/adults, $3/children 7-12, 6 and under are free.

 

 

Image result for candle lightTHE  LIGHT  IS   ON  FOR   YOU!  

Is  an initiative of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord. Confession will be available on Tuesday, December 11, from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. in every Catholic parish in the Diocese.

 



 

Image result for knights of columbus blue bucketThe Knights of Columbus, Fr. Joseph Keating Council #4940, will be conducting our SEMI ANNUAL BLUE BUCKET collection after each Mass during the weekend of December 8-9, for the Bishop’s Fund benefiting exceptional children and McGuire Home. A representative of the Knights of Columbus will be posted at each door with a Blue Bucket. Thank you for your generosity and all loose change is welcome.

 

 

SOCIAL MINISTRY

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          

Doris Grivna

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

 

 

SS     PETER      AND     PAUL      GARDEN     MINISTRY:

Volunteers have reached out to the parishioners of St. Cecilia, Holy Family and St. Felix, to join in our special ministry. We grow vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our vegetables are given to those who would benefit from our harvest. We provide much of our produce to the Women’s Shelter during the growing season. In addition to vegetables, we help the shelter with supplies that they need on a continual basis. For further information, please contact Mike Durham at 724-728-0747 or email at mikedurham6@gmail.com. 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.)

 

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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.

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 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.