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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 29, 2018 - THE FIFTH 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 29, 2018 ST. DAMIEN FAITH FORMATION


The Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 29: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Confirmation—Last Classes
May 1: Confirmation practice
Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm /St. Damien
4:00pm Jerry Martik (Family) May 6: First Eucharist @ 11am Mass
Sunday, April 29, 2018 May 8: Confirmation @ 7:00pm /
8:30am Living and Deceased Members St. Damien
of the Parish
11:00am Harry R. Henrich WANTED:
(Daughter, Barbara Allen) Cookie Bakers for Confirmation reception,
Monday, April 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 8th. Please drop off your
8:00am Donna Jean Geiser
(Daily Mass Family) baked goods at Madonna Catholic Regional
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 School cafeteria after 12:15 on Tuesday the
8:00am Anne & Michael Yanachik 8th. For any questions, please call Carol Pol-
(Jean & Ray Ghilani) lock at 412-600-5344.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Many thanks!
8:00am Helen P. Bugar
(Irene Tabory Levdansky) Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Parish Center) Eve-
Thursday, May 3, 2018 ry Tuesday morning from 11:00am-12Noon)
8:00am Emma Pietroboni (Muff Razzano) Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first Tues-
Friday, May 4, 2018 day of every month at 6:00pm.
8:00am Louis Vasquez (Family) Holy Hour—(Church) The third Wednesday of each
1:30pm MCRS School Mass month @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday from
4:00pm Mary Poroda 12:00noon—6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071 for sched-
(St. Damien Altar Rosary/Christian Mothers) uling.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Catholic Men’s Fellowship The 1st & 3rd Satur-
8:30am Andrew James Popich
day of each month at 7:30-8am at St. Damien for
(Jerry Thompson) Adoration, to St. Francis for 8:30am Mass and then
11:00am Living and Deceased Members to breakfast.
of the Parish - First Eucharist
Holy Name Society (Church) Second Sunday of
each month with Rosaries at 8am and then to the par-
ST. ANTHONY NOVENA ish park for the meeting after the 8:30am Mass.
The Solemn 13-week Novena to
St. Anthony will continue this
week after the 8:00am Mass on Rest In Peace
Tuesday. Let us come together In the charity of your prayers we kind-
to honor St. Anthony and ask his ly ask that you please pray for the re-
help for the special needs that pose of the souls of Dolores Casciani
each of us has. (mother-in-law of Kathy Casciani of
our parish) and Marie Lenzi (mother of Lar-
ry Lenzi of our parish). May God grant them
Let us love . . . in deed and truth. eternal rest, may Perpetual Light shine upon
(I John 3:18) their souls and may all the souls of the faith-
“Holy Spirit, come and move in my life. Inspire ful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest
me to do good deeds in spirit and in truth.” In Peace .
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THIS WEEKEND: ON MISSION ANNOUNCEMENTS – Today at


Mass you will hear about the On Mission for The Church Alive! decisions
for your parish. In the announcement you will learn: (1) the final Parish
Grouping that your parish will be in; (2) the clergy team assigned to serve
the grouping; and (3) the maximum number of Masses for the grouping be-
ginning October 15th. With these announcements, there are still many tasks
ahead to bring about the vision for vibrant parishes in our communities. The first task over the
coming weeks and months is to build relationships, especially between the parish communities
in the grouping and with the clergy teams who are eager to begin serving you. As we continue
to share in the joy of the resurrection of Jesus during the Easter season, we must not be dis-
couraged by the challenges that may come. Instead, we are called to go forward with hope for
the good of our parishes and for the good of our own lives with God. The information about
your grouping and all the groupings is available online at onmissionchurchalive.org and will
be shared in your parish bulletin and the Pittsburgh Catholic next weekend. May God bless the
Church of Pittsburgh, our parish communities and each of us.

ARCM MAY MEETING


Members of St. Damien ARCM will hold their May Banquet at Father Abbate on Monday,
May 7th beginning at 6:30 PM We will honor the Mother of the Year at the banquet. Mem-
bers bringing donations for the food bank will receive a second door prize ticket. May Social
will be the Officers, Ethel Barkey, Ann Todora, and Mary Lou Jurik.

The St. Damien Ladies of Charity would like to thank all those who contrib-
uted to their recent Bakeless Bake Sale fundraiser. Your generosity is greatly
appreciated. If you didn’t contribute, and would like to do so, you can put
your donation in an envelope marked LOC and drop it in the collection basket
at any Mass. God Bless!

SUMMERFEST 2018
There will be a SummerFest planning meeting on Wednesday,
May 23rd at 7:00pm in Fr. Leger Hall/Madonna Cafeteria.
Anyone interested in helping is asked to attend.
SummerFest is Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

DON’T FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


May pick-up date is: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Items needed for the month of May are:
Canned Fruit, Spaghetti, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly & Toilet Paper
*Please be sure to check expiration dates on items given to the Food Bank.
Thank you!
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MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING


If you work closely with the children and haven’t completed the training,
please consider one of the following classes:
Sts. John & Paul Parish, 2586 Wexford Bayne Rd., Sewickley, PA
Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
St. Thomas More Parish, 126 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
St. Benedict the Abbot Parish, 120 Abington Dr., McMurray, PA
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Please contact Helena Glaneman, Safe Environment Coordinator for help with registration. 724-503-7325

EIGHTY-THIRD INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC ROSARY MARCH


Sunday, May 20, 2018
Schedule of events:
Please note Sunday Masses at Epiphany Church are 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. at 184
Washington Place, Uptown, Pittsburgh
1:10p.m. Festival of Praise Music
1:30p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Fr. Thomas Gillespie

Following the Liturgy of the Word there will be a Eucharistic Procession through the City of
Pittsburgh with the Most Blessed Sacrament and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima returning to
Epiphany Church for the Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima, pray Divine Mercy Chaplet and
Benediction with The Most Blessed Sacrament.
Any questions, call 412-882-3027, 412-596-6492 or 412-884-3213.

St. John the Baptist Parish / Purse Bash


St. John the Baptist Parish in Perryopolis is holding a Purse Bash on Sunday, May 6 from
12pm to 4pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door. Dinner, dessert and soft
drinks included. Drawings every 15 minutes beginning at 1pm. For more information contact
the Parish Office at 724-736-4442.

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!
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Offertory Report 04/22/2018 Pastoral Impressions


Offertory Mass By Fr. Bill
4:00pm Our
1648.00 Offering Attendance
8:30am 1844.00 Back Our special image today is the vine
11:00am 2038.00 To 4:00pm 152 and its branches as Jesus described
God to his disciples at his last discourse
Mail In 937.00 8:30am 165
11:00am 183 with them before he was arrested. Imagine being
Total $ 6,467.00 at table with him, enjoying some wine and being
caught up in what Jesus was saying. “I am the true
Weekly Offertory Goal Total 500 vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes
$7,500 away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears
The special On Mission for the Church Alive! more fruit.” Jesus is the vine and we are the
May 4th issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic will branches. That speaks of intimacy. We are chil-
be mailed to every registered household in the dren of God. The Father of Jesus loves him and
diocese, courtesy of the parish. It will be packed that same Father is ours as well and loves us. Is
with information about On Mission for the there a catch somewhere here? Does it sound too
Church ALIVE! and will include the following: good to be true?
It is true and it deserves some prayerful thought
 Complete lists of parish groupings and cler- on our part. Jesus loves us enough to suffer terri-
gy assignments related to On Mission for the ble torture and crucifixion. Jesus died for for-
Church Alive! giveness of sin—our sin. And it was done in love.
 Multiple articles that give context to these Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. If we
changes bear much fruit from this life we have in Jesus,
 Questions and answers about On Mission the Father will be glorified in us as he was
 A glossary of On Mission terms through Jesus.
This union of love is breathtaking. However, we
And much more! are also free. We can accept this loving union, or
we can reject it. We reject it by chasing after
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Regional School might be greed, it might be fame or power. They
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away from the amazing and wonderful union of
love with the Father and the Son.
Upcoming—Madonna Marathon The Father sent the Son into the world to bring all
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Be a part of it! ing or vocation from God. When our freedom gets
in the way, however, we can easily chase after
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