Thursday, November 23, is Thanksgiving Day. As a nation, as a community, as a parish, as families, we have much for which to be grateful. It is secular celebration with religious overtones as we praise a generous God. Mass attendance is a fitting component of our Thanksgiving celebration. A vigil Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 22, at 4:15PM. Mass will be celebrated at 9AM on Thanksgiving Day.
As many of you are aware, Father O’Neill began a new chemotherapy treatment program this month for his multiple myeloma. Our prayer and support are of course with him. His treatment schedule includes weekly trips to Pittsburgh on Fridays. One of Father’s greatest joys (and “a dose of good medicine”) is saying Mass with our school students so when he asked if we would consider moving our weekly masses to Thursday we of course gave him a resounding “YES!” Beginning next week, (September 7th) and for the months to come, our weekly Mass will be on Thursdays at 11:15AM. There […]
Registration is now open for 2017-2018 CCD and Confirmation Classes. Parents with children in first through eleventh grade are encouraged to complete and return Registration Form by August 27, 2017. There is NO registration fee this year. The schedule for the 2017-2018 year is also available. The schedule contains all dates for classes, meetings, retreats, sacraments, and other mandatory events. Please print for your references. CCD Registration form CCD 2017/2018 Schedule Confirmation Schedule 2017/2018
Watch Father O’Neill’s segment on the Proclaim! program produced by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
One often overlooked treasure of the Catholic way of life is daily Mass. It is elegant in its simplicity. Sunday Mass can be a rather demanding experience. The church parking lot is usually full. The church is often crowded, the coveted back and end pews are filled early! A willingness to participate by singing and responding is assumed. Announcements about practical concerns (like the parish response to the Annual Catholic Appeal!) may diminish the spiritual focus. The Sunday parish liturgy is the worship of the community which demands active involvement. In contrast, the daily Mass environment is less crowded and […]