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ST.

DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI CATHOLIC


PARISH
722 WEST MAIN STREET • MONONGAHELA, PENNSYLVANIA 15063
Parish Office: 724-258-7742 • Parish Fax: 724-258-8733 • Madonna Catholic Regional School: 724-258-3199
Website: stdamienofmolokai.org • Email: stdamienparish@verizon.net
Diocesan Victim Hotline: 1-888-808-1235

APRIL 15, 2018 - THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER


PASTORAL STAFF MISSION STATEMENT
Fr. William R. Terza ............................................. Pastor St. Damien of Molokai is a Catholic parish family which recognizes and
stdamienterzab@verizon.net embraces the gifts and talents of our faith filled people. The life of our
Deacon Al Poroda.............................Permanent Deacon patron saint inspires us to lead lives of love, hope and charity. Moving
DeaconAl611@gmail.com or 724-258-7742 x 13 forward, we will grow through our liturgy, teachings and outreach to all,
Mrs. Patricia Forsyth…………….……...Music Minister with the help of God and the gifts received through the Holy Eucharist.
pattyforsyth@comcast.net
Mrs. Kathy Miller ............................ Lead Administrator
kmiller@madonnacatholic.com
Mrs. Kathy Miller ................................. Faith Formation
kmiller@madonnacatholic.com
Phyllis DeMedio .............................................. Secretary
stdamiendemediop@verizon.net
Peggy Romeo ................................................... Secretary
stdamienromeop@verizon.net
Helena Glaneman .......... Safe Environment Coordinator
Alexsei521@yahoo.com or 724-503-7325

ST. DAMIEN FINANCIAL COUNCIL


Gloria DeRosa Alfred Galilei Steven Markovich
Richard Pantaleo Randall Rodriguez
ST. DAMIEN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Joyce Amatangelo Kathleen Barkey Thomas Caudill
Nancy Cole Sandra Craig Kris D’Andrea
James Greaves Thomas Kustron Denise Majoris
Anna Markovich Juliann Romasco Walter Tabory
INTERIM MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil .................................................. 4:00 p.m.
Sunday ........................................8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Friday ............................................... 8:00 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday................................................... 8:30–9:00 a.m.
Saturdays ................................................ 3:00–3:30 p.m.
All Masses & Reconciliation are at St. Damien
of Molokai Church 722 West Main Street
BAPTISMS: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12:15 p.m. and 4th
Sunday at Mass.
WEDDINGS: Please make arrangements by calling the
Parish Office 6 months in advance.
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April 15, 2018 ST. DAMIEN FAITH FORMATION


The Third Sunday of Easter April 15: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Confirmation Class
April 22: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8
April 29: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Saturday, April 14, 2018
4:00pm Living and Deceased Members Confirmation—Last Classes
of the Parish May 1: Confirmation practice
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 7:00pm /St. Damien
8:30am Stine & Graham Family (Family) May 6: First Eucharist @ 11am Mass
11:00am George Hutchko May 8: Confirmation @ 7:00pm /
(Barb & David McVicker) St. Damien
Monday, April 16, 2018
8:00am Alex De Rosa (Irene Parker)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 SUMMERFEST 2018
8:00am Frank Caloccia Friday, July 20th and
(Douglas Di Nardo Family)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Saturday, July 21st
8:00am Remembrance Mass
(St. Damien Ladies of Charity) Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Parish Center)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Every Tuesday morning from 11:00am-12Noon)
8:00am Anne H. & Matthew Magaruh
(Eloise & Lynn Guarinoni) Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first
Friday, April 20, 2018 Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.
8:00am Ron Boros (John & Shirley) Holy Hour—(Church) The third Wednesday of
1:30pm MCRS School Mass each month @ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:00pm Joseph & Katherine Shwallon Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday
(William & Rosemary Hearn) from 12:00noon—6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071
Sunday, April 22, 2018 for scheduling.
8:30am Rose Marie Coughlin Catholic Men’s Fellowship The 1st & 3rd Sat-
(James Coughlin) urday of each month at 7:30-8am at St. Damien
11:00am Living and Deceased Members for Adoration, to St. Francis for 8:30am Mass
of the Parish and then to breakfast.
Holy Name Society (Church) Second Sunday of
ST. ANTHONY NOVENA each month with Rosaries at 8am and then to the
The Solemn 13-week Novena to parish park for the meeting after the 8:30am
St. Anthony will continue this Mass.
week after the 8:00am Mass on
Tuesday. Let us come together to
honor St. Anthony and ask his help Rest In Peace
for the special needs that each of In the charity of your prayers we kind-
us has. ly ask that you please pray for the re-
pose of the souls of Richard Buchko
They chose Stephen. and Frances Ferro. May God grant
(Acts 6:5) them eternal rest, may Perpetual Light shine
“Lord, I want to say yes to your call. upon their souls and may all the souls of the
Help me serve your people with generosity. faithful departed, through the mercy of God,
Make us all one body, Lord!” Rest In Peace .
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You Are The Witnesses Of These Things – To be a witness to something


can have a double meaning. On the one hand, a witness is someone who
sees something occur, in order that they might tell others about it. On the
other hand, a witness is one who testifies to something neither seen nor
heard, yet nonetheless true. Unless we are nearly 2,000 years old, we are
not witnesses in the first sense to the life, passion, death and resurrection of
Jesus. Yet, by faith, we are witnesses in the second sense. By our baptism we are called to wit-
ness to the love of God through our words and actions which are to be reflections of the love
of Jesus. In the coming weeks and months, the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative
will ask us to build new relationships with nearby parishes, an opportunity to witness to the
love of God alive in our hearts. While this may seem like a burden to some, it is at the heart of
the Christian life as we build up the Body of Christ, the Church. As we grow in love of others,
may we treat them as if THEY are Christ, and treat them as if WE are Christ. Visit onmission-
churchalive.org to learn more and to stay informed.

ARCM MAY BANQUET


Members of St. Damien ARCM will hold their May Banquet at Father Abbate on Monday,
May 7th beginning at 6:30 PM. Reservation forms are available at the doors of the church for
those members who would like to attend but were not at the April meeting. Payment and res-
ervation forms must be received by Cindy Patterson no later than Friday, April 27 th..

LADIES OF CHARITY MEETING


Members of the Ladies of Charity are reminded that our meeting takes place this Wednesday,
April 18th beginning with the Mass of Remembrance at 8:00 am. Any women of the parish
who would like to become a member are welcome to attend the meeting.

MAN UP & JACK’S PACK EVENTS


On April 19th, there will be a “Jack’s Pack Dinner” at Mary Mother of the Church, Marian
Hall at 6:00pm. Reservations should be made to: Tom Kruppa at 724-938-8265 or Mark Alter-
ici at 724-797-1634. The guest speaker for the evening will be Lanny Frateri.

The next Man Up men’s group meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00pm in
Fr. Abbate Hall/St. Anthony’s School Bldg. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

DON’T FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


April pick-up date is: Wednesday, April 18th
Items needed for the month of April are:
Cereal, Soup, Spaghetti Noodles, Canned Fruit & Sloppy Joes
*Please be sure to check expiration dates on items given to the Food Bank,
Thank you!
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KNIGHTS AND COLUMBIETTES TO HOLD MEET AND GREET


The Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes will be holding a meet
and greet in the Madonna School Cafeteria after all Masses the week-
end of April 21st and 22nd. All parish members are invited to come
and learn more about us.

SENT -- Gathering for Young Adults


All people in their 20s and 30s are invited to a gathering for young adults that will feature live
music, free food and drinks, awesome prayer, a dynamic talk, and a time to network with oth-
er young adults on Friday April 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Cardinals Great Hall at Saint
Paul Seminary. Leah Libresco, freelance writer, speaker, New Yorker, and former atheist-
turned-Catholic, will be speaking on Building the Benedict Option: Habits of Hospitality and
Prayer. For more information and to courtesy RSVP please visit diopitt.org/yam.

LIFE LINE SCREENING AT ST. DAMIEN


Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will
be in our community on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Saint Damien of Molokai, Fr. Abbate Hall .
Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Ar-
tery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlarge-
ment or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the
body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm
Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk
Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks
helps you and your doctor address problems early.
Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive
your “Community Circle” discount and your Preferred Appointment!

Priscilla Shirer—A Brand New Women’s Simulcast Conference


Ladies, please join the Women’s Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela as we
host this one-day simulcast that will feature a brand new message from Priscilla Shirer. You
will laugh, cry and most likely do both at the same time, while you are being uplifted and em-
powered by the Holy Spirit. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00am—
4:30pm (doors open at 9:00am) at the First Baptist Church of Monongahela, 602 West Main
Street, Monongahela, PA. The cost before April 21st is $20, after April 21st is $25. Groups of
10 or more receive a 15% discount. This price is non-refundable and includes coffee, pastries,
and a luncheon at 12:30pm.
To register, please mail your non-refundable fee today to the address listed above and include
your name, address and phone number or visit www.firstbaptistmon.org/events. For more in-
formation or to let us know of any food restrictions/physical limitations, call us at 724-258-
7750.
Hope to see you there!
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Offertory Report 04/08/2018 Pastoral Impressions


Offertory Mass By Fr. Bill
4:00pm Our
2411.00 Offering Attendance In these weeks after Easter, we
8:30am 2457.00 Back will be hearing about the first be-
11:00am 1979.00 To 4:00pm 170 lievers, the early community of
God
Mail In 1327.00 8:30am 175 faith which came to life in the
11:00am 212 light of the resurrection. It wasn’t always easy.
Total $ 8,174.00 There wasn’t some sort of blueprint that was
Weekly Offertory Goal Total 557 crystal-clear. There were disagreements. There
$7,500 were growing pains. There was uncertainty and
doubt and maybe even a little fear. But one
thing was obvious. They had to get the message
Employment Opportunity out. They had to tell the story. And so they
The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Di- went from town to town proclaiming loud and
ocese of Pittsburgh is seeking women and men clear that this man Jesus, this person they knew
for positions as Sales Counselors at Sacred
personally, had died and rose from the dead.
Heart Cemetery in Monongahela. If you enjoy
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to find out more. This is a full-time position with They were to be witnesses—people who told
comprehensive benefits. Qualified candidates others what they had seen and heard and experi-
should submit their resume to ca- enced. If the message of Jesus was to get out—it
reers@ccapgh.org or call Tom at (412) 208- would have to start with them. It wasn’t long
1174. before people who didn’t know Jesus personal-
ly, or who hadn’t seen him after his resurrec-
tion, were also telling that same story.
Madonna Catholic We can’t overemphasize the importance of con-
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Silent and live auctions
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Tickets will be available after Mass or Am I a changed person because of what I be-
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Am I a changed person because of what God
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continues to do in my life?
Madonna Catholic Regional School is Am I a changed person because I allow God to
currently registering students age 3 pour new life into me?
through Grade 8 for the 2018-19 Am I a changed person because I accept God’s
School Year. Please call the school of- forgiveness and strive to be better?
fice for additional information or to Am I a changed person because the cross of Je-
schedule a tour. Great beginnings last a sus gives my own crosses meaning?
lifetime! 724-258-3199.