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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

MAY 20, 2018 - PENTECOST SUNDAY


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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May 20, 2018 SUMMERFEST 2018


Pentecost Sunday There will be a SummerFest planning
meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd at
7:00pm in Fr. Leger Hall/Madonna
Cafeteria. Anyone interested in help-
ing is asked to attend.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
4:00pm Donna Hall (Rita Breegle) CASH RAFFLE MAILING - The mailing
Sunday, May 20, 2018 was mailed this week to all registered parishion-
8:30am Patricia Rostcheck ers of St. Damien. You should receive a packet
(Pam & Dave Yoezle) containing a sheet of tickets (not a booklet) for
11:00am Living and Deceased Members the Cash Raffle. This is a little different than
of the Parish past years, so please read the letter for complete
Monday, May 21, 2018 details. If you haven’t received one please con-
8:00am Roberta Lorenzo tact the parish office
(Lee & Bernadette Kramer) CASH & SCRATCH RAFFLE - This raffle
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 was a huge hit last year, so we are having it
8:00am William Niccolai again. We need your help to make this raffle
(Wife, Elaine & Family) successful. We are in need of scratch off tickets
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in any denomination or a monetary donation so
8:00am Rose Venanzi that tickets can be purchased. Donations can be
(St. Vincent dePaul Thursday Volunteers) made in the Sunday collection or dropped off at
Thursday, May 24, 2018 the parish office. Please mark the envelope
8:00am Allan Holtz (Patty & John Vaccaro) “Cash & Scratch”. Thanks in advance for your
Friday, May 25, 2018 help.
8:00am Kenneth Kulak ENTERTAINMENT—The Entertainment for
(Cora Bane & George Apessos) this year’s SummerFest is:
1:30pm MCRS School Mass Friday, July 20th “NOMAD”
Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Rockin’ Country) 7:30—10:30pm
4:00pm James Pust (Barbara Demcisak) Saturday, July 21st “The Pittsburgh Bel Airs”
Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Classics & Doo-wop) 7:00pm-10:30pm
8:30am Living and Deceased Members
of the Parish
11:00am Stanley & Veronica Mocniak
SummerFest is Friday, July 20th and
(Family & Friends) Saturday, July 21st.

Rest In Peace
In the charity of your prayers we kindly ST. ANTHONY NOVENA
ask that you please pray for the repose of The Solemn 13-week Novena to
the soul of Josie Staffen, daughter of St. Anthony will continue this
Helen De Rosa and sister of Carol Marra week after the 8:00am Mass on
of our parish. May God grant her eternal rest, Tuesday. Let us come together
may Perpetual Light shine upon her soul and to honor St. Anthony and ask his
may all the souls of the faithful departed, help for the special needs that
through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace . each of us has.
Receive the Holy Spirit.
(John 20:22) PLEASE NOTE: Holy Hour will be held this
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 6-7pm. Holy Hour
“Come, Holy Spirit! will be held on the last Wednesday of the month
Make me your ambassador.” from 6-7pm moving forward.
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Solemnity of Pentecost
The entire Easter season has been pointing to today’s celebration of Pentecost.
The sacred 50 days of Easter find their culmination in today’s commemoration
of the Holy Spirit coming to the apostles and Mary. It marks the birth of the
Church. As we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we are reminded of
the many ways we are called to participate in the ongoing work of salvation through our
own baptism and confirmation. The message and mission of the Church continues in the
present day through the lives of the faithful who proclaim in word and deed the mystery
of Christ’s dying and rising. May the Holy Spirit strengthen us in our unique mission to
declare to the world God’s saving love made known to us in Jesus the Lord.

Receive the Holy Spirit – After his resurrection from the dead Jesus ap-
pears to his anxious Apostles and, knowing their fear and uncertainty, pours
forth the Holy Spirit upon them and bestows the gift of peace. For the next
forty days he promises that he will be with them always and that he will
send the Advocate to be with them as they will be called to continue his
work in the world. Finally, after ascending to heaven, Jesus sends forth his
Spirit at Pentecost to fill the Apostles with confidence and courage in order to go out to all the
world to tell the good news and grow the Church. As the On Mission for The Church Alive!
initiative continues to unfold we are called to prayer for a new Pentecost in the Church of
Pittsburgh. This new outpouring of the Holy Spirit can bestow the peace we seek in the midst
of change and planning for the future. God’s Spirit can also fill us with the confidence and
courage that all of us – clergy and faithful alike – will need to do our part to build up the
Church and make it ever more alive! Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn more and to
stay informed.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Parish Center) Every Tuesday morning from 11:00am-
12Noon (will end on May 29th until the Fall)
Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.
Holy Hour—(Church) Wednesday, May 23rd from 6-7pm
(From June forward it will be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm.)
Man Up (Fr. Abbate Hall) Meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:00pm. All men of the par-
ish are welcome to attend.
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday from 12:00noon—6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071
for scheduling.
Catholic Men’s Fellowship The 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 7:30-8am at St. Da-
mien for Adoration, to St. Francis for 8:30am Mass and then to breakfast.
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.
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Camp Moose on the Loose


“Discovering God’s Forever Forgiveness”
Vacation Bible School runs from June 26th—29th
To have an effective VBS, we need team of volunteers (Adults, College students, Junior and
Senior High School students) with energy, creativity, and a commitment to
share the Gospel of Jesus with God’s children.
Please contact Debra Reis at 724-678-9532
*The next Bible School meeting is June 12th at 6:30pm in Fr. Leger Hall.
*Set up and decorating will be on Sunday, June 24th at 12:00pm.

DON’T FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


May pick-up date is: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Items needed for the month of June are:
Cereal, Sloppy Joe Sauce, Canned Beef Stew, Mac & Cheese, Toilet paper and Paper
Towels
*Please be sure to check expiration dates on items given to the Food Bank.

CONFIRMATION THANK YOU!


We wish to thank Carol Pollock for organizing the Confirmation reception and all
the bakers for all the baked goods that were sent for the Confirmation reception. We
were overwhelmed by the amount! The reception was a great success in part for all
the wonderful baked goods. Thank you and blessings to all!

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING


If you work closely with the children and haven’t completed the training,
please consider one of the following classes:
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

Ignatian Five-Day Retreat


St. Joseph Spirituality Center
Join the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden June 15-19 for an Ignatian Five-Day Retreat. Based on
the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this retreat offers Scripture-based prayer in a contem-
plative mode. The atmosphere is one of silence and quiet prayer. Daily liturgy and individual
direction are included. Fee of $350 includes lodging, meals, and individual direction. Registra-
tion deadline is June 1. Call St. joseph Spirituality Center at 724-869-6587.
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Offertory Report 05/13/2018 Reflections


Offertory Mass By Deacon Al
4:00pm Our
2517.00 Offering Attendance
8:30am 1785.00 Back Today, marks 7 years since the first
11:00am 2211.00 To 4:00pm 179 time that I stood at the pulpit of the
God former St Anthony’s and was gifted
Mail In 1172.00 8:30am 140
11:00am 172 to preach the message and words of our Lord and
Total $ 7,685.00 Savior Jesus Christ! I’d been assigned by Bishop
Zubik to serve the Churches of St Anthony’s and
Weekly Offertory Goal Total 491 Transfiguration in Monongahela, but was unable
$7,500 to serve here until Father’s Bob and George
agreed to do a pulpit switch. I came along with Fr
Bob and preached/served my first mass here in
This weekend, May 19th/20th, there what is now our beautiful Church of St Damien’s.
Being called to serve God’s Holy Church has a lot
will be a Second Collection at all of self-examining, self-worth, doubts and ques-
Masses for Catholic Relief Services. tions, asking a lot “Lord are you sure, why me?
I’m sure were the thoughts/questions on our
Thank you for your generosity. minds as we walked up that Cathedral isle on that
day of our Holy Ordination.
In reviewing the readings for this week, as I re-
flected on the words from the Acts of the Apos-
Madonna Catholic tles, Saints Paul and John, writing this alone, in a
quiet home, I could actually feel the presence of
Regional School the Spirt with me as the words poured from my
731 Chess St., Monongahela, PA fingers to the keyboard as if someone else were
writing.
Madonna Catholic Regional School is The meanings of each reading and Gospel be-
selling a MONTH OF DESIGNER comes so much clearer each time when read this
time of year.
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Spade, and Michael Kors! Please call mission! Don’t just sit here week after week be-
the school office at 724-258-3199. cause it’s the thing you were raised to do, but live
Thank you! the Faith you’ve been given… Go out and tell the
world, I’M A CHRISTIAN, a follower of the
ENROLL NOW Most High, Loving and Forgiving God!
Madonna Catholic Regional School is As we (the ordained) were gifted with the Book of
currently registering students age 3 the Gospels, and told by our Bishop, Believe what
through Grade 8 for the 2018-19 you read, Teach what you believe, Live what you
School Year. Please call the school of- teach, don’t just sit there, put your faith into ac-
tion, and help others come to believe through your
fice for additional information or to lives!
schedule a tour. Great beginnings last
a lifetime! 724-258-3199. Gods Blessings, Deacon Al