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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

FEBRUARY 5, 2017 - THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


PASTORAL STAFF
Fr. William R. Terza ............................................. Pastor
stdamienterzab@verizon.net
Deacon Al Poroda.............................Permanent Deacon
DeaconAl611@gmail.com or 724-258-7742 x 13
Mrs. Kathryn Wray ............................. Director of Music
kfwray188@gmail.com
Mrs. Patricia Forsyth ................. Asst. Director of Music
pattyforsyth@comcast.net
Mr. Donald Militzer ......................................... Principal
madonnacatholicregional@earthlink.com
Mrs. Kathy Miller ................................. Faith Formation
themillers4@hotmail.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
Antoinette Moffit Richard Pantaleo Randall Rodriguez
ST. DAMIEN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Joyce Amatangelo Kathleen Barkey Thomas Caudill
Nancy Cole
Sandra Craig
Kris DAndrea
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.
MondayFriday ............................................... 8:00 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday................................................... 8:309:00 a.m.
Saturdays ................................................ 3:003:30 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.

MISSION STATEMENT
St. Damien of Molokai is a Catholic parish family which recognizes and
embraces the gifts and talents of our faith filled people. The life of our
patron saint inspires us to lead lives of love, hope and charity. Moving
forward, we will grow through our liturgy, teachings and outreach to all,
with the help of God and the gifts received through the Holy Eucharist.

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St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Monongahela

February 5, 2017
The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time

FAITH FORMATION
FEB. 5:
FEB. 12:

Saturday, February 4, 2017


4:00pm Don Mellinger
(Dominic & Debra Antonelli)
Sunday, February 5, 2017
8:30am Living and Deceased Members
of the Parish
11:00am Connie Amicucci & Liz McGinley
(Mark & Patty McGinley)
Monday, February 6, 2017
8:00am Philomena A. Demeter
(Husband & Daughter)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
8:00am John, Virginia & Catherine Trunzo
(Judy & Francis)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
8:00am Bill Patterson (Ron & Joyce Coates)
Thursday, February 9, 2017
8:00am June Kennedy (Frank & Rody Dusi)
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:00am Rose Remschel (Daughter, Joy)
1:30pm School MassSpecial Intention of the Priest
Saturday, February 11, 2017
4:00pm John Stine, Jr. (Family)
Sunday, February 12, 2017
8:30am Living and Deceased Members
of the Parish
11:00am Bernice Allen (Son, Paul Allen)

Rest In Peace
In the charity of your prayers we kindly ask
that you please pray for the repose of the soul
of Margaret Pizzutelli. May God grant her
eternal rest, may Perpetual Light shine upon
her soul and may all the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In
Peace.

DONUTS ~ THIS WEEKEND


St. Damiens world famous Donuts
are on sale in Fr. Leger Hall
this weekend,
February 4th & 5th.

FEB. 19:
FEB. 26:
MAR. 5:

9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &


Confirmation
9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Decision Point
9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Confirmation
9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Decision Point
9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Confirmation

Bible Study Tuesdays @ 11:00am (Parish


Center)
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday
from 12:00noon6:00pm. Call 724-7477071 for scheduling. (weather permitting)
Holy Hour(Church) The third Wednesday
of each month @ 7:00pm
Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The
first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.
Holy Name Society (Church) Second Sunday of each month with Rosaries at 8am and
then to the
parish park for the meeting after the 8:30am
Mass.
Catholic Mens Fellowship The 1st & 3rd
Saturday of each month at 7:30-8am at St.
Damien for Adoration, to St. Francis for
8:30am Mass and then to breakfast.
Baptism Congratulations
Congratulations to the families of
Jasper Lee Gottselig
Paisley Frances Presock
whose baptisms were recently celebrated.
May they remain close to the Lord Jesus all
the days of their lives and may they be
blessed with good health, much happiness,
and the wisdom of the Lord.

St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Monongahela

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DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR BAPTISM? From its earliest days, the


Church has seen Lent as a time to remember our Baptism. On that day
each of us became a member of the Body of Christ. St. Paul reminds us
that in baptism we share a common bond with all other Christians. In Corinthians 12;12-13, 25 he writes, As a body is one though it has many
parts, and all parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also
Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether
Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of
one Spirit.there should be no division in the body but.its parts should have equal concern for
each other. The 40 days of Lent are a time to remember our baptism and consider the meaning
of our lives and how together we can better follow Jesus as members of His body.
This Lent, as we continue to journey On Mission for the Church Alive! all Catholics are invited to
Back to the Font, a Morning Reflection that includes presentation, prayer and discussion. Sessions will be held on Sat., March 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations: St. Alphonsus, Wexford; St. Bonaventure, Glenshaw; St. Cecilia, Rochester; St. Frances Cabrini, Center
Twp.; Holy Family, New Brighton; Immaculate Conception, Washington; St. James the Apostle, Pulaski; St. Katharine Drexel (Ava Maria church), Bentleyville; St. Michael, Avella; Our
Lady of Joy, Holiday Park; St. Paul Seminary, Crafton; St. Pius X, Brookline; St. Rita, Munhall; St. Stephen, Hazelwood; St. Vincent de Paul, New Castle; St. Wendelin, Carbon Center.
Visit OnMissionChruchAlive.org or call 412-456-3180 for more information or to register.
THE ANNUAL ALL WHITE MASSJoin Bishop David Zubik in honoring all Health Care Professionals at the annual White Mass, 12:00 Noon on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Saint Paul Cathedral. A reception will be held afterward featuring local Catholic author Mike Aquilina speaking about
the healing imperative: the rise of Christianity and the invention of medicine. All are welcome to attend. More information at www.cathmedpittsburgh.org.
NEWLYWEDS & GOLDEN JUBLIARIANSShare your joyful announcement with the rest of
the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Send your color photograph & 110-word announcement on or before Friday, February 10, 2017, to: Wedding Guide, Pittsburgh Catholic, 135 First Ave., Ste 200, Pittsburgh,
PA 15222-1513, or e-mail to khanlin@pittsburghcatholic.org. Questions? Call Karen at 412-4711252, Ext. 3572. Hard copy photos will be returned to those providing a self-addressed stamped envelope.
World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in parishes on the weekend of February 4-5,
2017. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to
thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to Gods gift of their vocation.

Want More for your Marriage?

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend offers couples a chance to get away from distractions and
reconnect with each other and their relationship. Its a chance to make a good marriage
GREAT! You will work on ways to communicate better with each other and grow in ways you never
knew possible. The next weekend is March 24-26 in the Pittsburgh Area. Please visit
www.yourmarriageisworthit.org to register or for more information.

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St. Damien of Molokai Parish

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FISH FRY


The Annual Fish Fry will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 1st and continue
every Friday through Lent, except Good Friday, from 11:30am-2:00pm and
4:00pm-7:00pm.
*We need volunteers to do morning prep and work the Fish Fry. If you are interested in helping, please call the parish office.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS will be needed to help distribute Ashes at the hospital on Ash
Wednesday, March 1st. If you are available for this ministry, please call the parish office.

DONT FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


February pick-up date is: Wednesday, February 15th
from 10am-2pm and 5-7pm
Items needed for the month of February are:
Cereal, Peanut butter, Jelly, Canned Chili or Beef Stew and Spaghetti Sauce
Your light must shine before others.
Matthew 5:16
Lord, help me to shine your light everywhere I go.
Diocesan Employment Opportunities
Cemetery Operations Manager
The Catholic Cemeteries Associations is seeking to fill a full time position of Cemetery Operations Manager. The Cemetery Operations Manager is primarily responsible for managing the field
activities of all the parish cemeteries in the South Region of Pittsburgh. In addition to supervising
the filed operations, the Manager will be responsible for assisting with budget preparations along
with equipment planning and maintenance. Qualified individuals should have at least 2 years of
management experience, possess personal and professional integrity and ethics consistent with
Christian principles. Excellent time management and scheduling skills are a must along with being a strong team player with excellent people skills. Must have a willingness to work in a mobile
environment. Basic computer skills are needed. Cemetery experience is helpful. Qualified candidates should email their resume to cpca@cpca-pgh.org no later than Monday, February 13,
2017 to be considered for the position.
Full Time Office Administrator
The Catholic Parish Cemeteries Association of The Diocese of Pittsburgh is seeking to fill a fulltime position of Office Administrator for the Cecil office in the South Region of Pittsburgh.
The position will ensure quality of paper work, maintain office adherence to processes and procedures, and ensure effective operation of the cemetery office. Will need basic computer
knowledge, be able to perform general administrative duties, and schedule daily operational functions. Cemetery office experience helpful. All interested persons please e-mail a resume to
cpca@cpca-pgh.org. All interested applicants must email their resume by Monday, February 13,
2017 for consideration..

St. Damien of Molokai Parish

Offertory Report 01/29/2017


Offertory
Our
4:00pm
1825.00
Offering
8:30am
1320.00
Back
11:00am
1832.00
To
Mail In
1113.00
God
Total

6,090.00

Weekly Offertory Goal


$7,500

Mass
Attendance
4:00pm 187
8:30am 150
11:00am 188
Total

525

Tri Parish Youth Group


Welcomes all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Please join us on the following dates:
Feb. 5th Brain Games. Challenge your bestie to
some of the classic games and some new favorites. Mary, Mother of the Church School Basement. 6-8pm.
Feb. 19th Mardi Gras celebration. Come and
enjoy King cake and indulge in some yummy
sweets. Music and treats provided @ Mary,
Mother of the Church School Basement. 6-8pm
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Amy Sands at 724-344-5537.

Madonna Catholic Regional School


731 Chess St.
Monongahela, PA
MCRS, located at 731 Chess St.
Monongahela, boasts students in Preschool
Grade Eight with a dedicated staff and active volunteers. For information about MCRS,
upcoming events or fundraisers, please call
724-258-3199.
The General Mills Box Tops for Education
program is an easy way to earn CASH for educational tools. Dont think those little box
tops aren't worth saving? At .10 each, they
really add up! We just received a check for
over $900.00. Please send them to the office all year long.
The Campbells Labels for Education program will end this school year. Please send
any you have been saving to the office. We
earn points toward art supplies! Thank you!

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Pastoral Impressions
By Fr. Bill
On the battlefield a chaplain encountered a soldier lying wounded
and in pain in a foxhole. Would
you like me to read you a passage from the Bible? asked the chaplain. The young soldier could
only respond, Im so thirsty. Immediately the
chaplain ran off, found a canteen, poured the man
a cup of water, and helped him drink. The soldier
squirmed aboutIm very uncomfortable, he
groaned. Again the chaplain without a second
thought stripped off his overcoat, rolled it in a ball
and placed it under the young mans head as a pillow. The soldier began to shiverIm so cold,
he whispered. The chaplain found a field blanket
and placed it over the injured man. Then the soldier looked the chaplain straight in the eye and
said. "Now if there is anything in that book that
will allow another person to do more than you
have already done for me, then please read it because I would like to hear it. The chaplain lived
the gospel message by the actions of his life. Todays readings from Scripture challenge us in a
similar way to be active Christians in all we do
and say.
Isaiah writes to the Hebrew people after their return from exile in Babylon. They were there because in the past the community had not treated
each other with love. If the people remove those
obstacles that drove them into exileoppression,
malicious speech, and false accusationsthen the
light will come. If the people demonstrate Gods
love to each other, then the Lord will answer their
prayers and fulfill their needs.
In the gospel Jesus tells the Jews that they must be
like salt to others. If, however, the people lose
their drive, their zeal for God, then the people will
be useless and trampled under foot. Others must
see the goodness in their acts and how they give
glory to God. We must bring Christ to all that we
do and to all whom we encounter. Make certain
that peers, superiors, and subordinates alike know
that you stand with God. What we do is very important. The chaplains unselfish actions spoke
more clearly to the soldier than any passage from
the Bible could have done. May the light of Christ
shine through us to brighten our world today and
each day of our lives!