COMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS!!
We want to welcome into the Church those who were NEWLY BAPTIZED in the month of November. Please remember them in your prayers:
GIALIA ROSE WOODSKE
Parents: Ryan and Diana Woodske
The next INFANT BAPTISM CLASS will be,Monday, January 8, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the church. There will be no class in December.
EARLY MORNING SNOW REMOVAL HELP IS NEEDED HERE AT THE CHURCH.
If you are interested, please call the Rectory office at 724-775-4111.
ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS TREE SALE
We will have the traditional cuts of Concolor Fir, Canaan and Frazier Fir trees, 6-9 ft. high. White Pine roping in 10 and 25 yd. lengths, and table tops will also be for sale.
We will be selling Christmas trees on Saturday, November 25, thru Friday, December 22. Hours of sale will be Monday thru Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. and weekends, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call Frank Bovalino at 724-601-9336 to volunteer for a shift or if you have any questions.
The success of this project, more than ever, depends on the support of our fellow parishioners, not only in purchasing but also in helping to sell. The ENTIRE proceeds go to supporting the ﬁne work of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. You’ll get that warm Christmas glow from knowing you’ve done your part in helping our school.
WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS will be selling pepperoni rolls in the back of church after all masses on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17. Rolls will be sold 1/$3 and 2/$5 with all proceeds beneﬁting our pilgrims traveling to Panama City, Panama in January of 2019. Thanks for your support!
MEALS-ON-WHEELS The Marian Guild of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish is sponsoring the parish effort to provide desserts for Meals-on-Wheels. We will be collecting now through December 23. The desserts have to be store bought, individually wrapped such as: Twinkies, Ho-Hos and cupcakes, etc. Also, they would like sugar free individually packaged Jell-0 and pudding. Monetary donations are also accepted. If you use a check, it needs to be made out to the Marian Guild. These can be dropped oﬀ at the Rectory or placed in the collection baskets in an envelope marked “Meals-on-Wheels”. Any questions can be directed to Helen Mehalik at 724-774- 1043. Thank you for all your past donations and continued support.
CHRISTMAS EVE 10 PM MASS: Singers are needed for the 10 PM Mass Choir on Christmas Eve. In addition to leading the singing for the Mass, this choir will present a short program of Christmas music prior to the service. Please contact Judy Deelo at 724-728-1583 if you are interested in being part of this group and for information on the scheduled practice times.
Our Christmas Luncheon will be on Thursday, December 14, at 12:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) We are meeting earlier so we can see the school Christmas program. Menu is the following: Turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes/gravy/ green beans w/almonds/tossed salad/apple or cherry pie. Reservations need to be made by Monday, December 11, by calling Rose Lloyd at 724-774-1128 or Joyce Hanshaw at 724-774-7457. Merry Christmas!
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU!” This year in every parish across the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Wednesday, December 13, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Consider making a commitment this Advent to experience the healing grace of God’s forgiveness and love.
We have a supply of OPLATKI or Christmas wafers for use at the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal. An offering of $2 is suggested for each packet of five wafers which you may get at the parish office.
“5 BELOW” COUPON is a new fundraiser for Saints Peter and Paul School. The school will receive 10% of all sales on December 15, 16, and 17 when using the special coupon that will be available in church. This is only usable at the Monaca store.
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.…
All High School Students
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will be meeting on Sunday, December 10, in Keating Hall
from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A special thank you to all High School students that volunteered for “Sins and Pins” last week at St. John the Baptist Parish in Monaca.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will be meeting on Tuesday, December 19, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Keating Hall. Join us for an informal Christmas Party as we prepare for the birth of our Savior! Desserts and sharable snacks would be very much appreciated, as always.
Don’t forget about our “CHEERY CARD MINISTRY”! If you know of anyone who would love a cheery card, please call Joan Doyle at 724-643-8551 or the Rectory office at 724-775-4111. Our Cheery Card Volunteers would love to make you smile with one of their beautiful cards!!
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. Police Department 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.)
COMMUNION VISITS FOR THE HOMEBOUND – If you know anyone who is not able to make it to Mass and would like communion, please call the Rectory office and we will schedule a visit by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion – 724-775-4111.
HEALTH MINISTRY—If you have questions about your health care or need someone to talk with about your health, please call our
Parish Nurse, Joyce Matsko at 724-775-4111.
Our WRAPPED IN COMFORT MINISTRY provides lap afghans and shawls to those who may be experiencing some difficult times. If you know of anyone who would benefit from one of our lap afghans or shawls, please call the Rectory, 724-775-4111. Also, if you are interesting in being part of this ministry, please call the Rectory.
The TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY provides rides to doctor appointments, grocery store, etc. for folks in our parish and our local area who are homebound. If you know of anyone who is in need of this service, please call the Rectory.
Joyce Matsko, Parish Nurse Nora Stay, Social Minister Cindy Zurik, Bereavement Facilitator
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.
There will be a live class on Monday, November 14, 6-9:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in New Brighton. You must register if you want to participate in this class by going to www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549a9ac2ca6f49-mandated or call Nora at the Rectory.