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July 26, 2020 St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester Avonmore Saltsburg Slickville PARTNER PARISHES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust Our Mission Statement The Partner Parishes of St. Ambrose, St. Matthew & St. Sylvester, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are committed to be witnesses of Christ in our local and faith communities . We invite one another to grow in a spirit of friendship and unity through the Word and the Eucharist. While striving to nourish our faith families, we encourage Evangelization, Service, Worship, Stewardship, and Leadership. 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time Confessions: First Saturday of the month, 11:00-11:30 AM at St. Ambrose or by appointment with the Pastor. Baptisms: Please contact the parish office to schedule a date and formation session.. Marriage: Please contact the office at least six months before the wedding date to schedule marriage preparation sessions.. Pastoral Care to the Homebound: Please contact the parish office.. Eucharistic Adoration: First Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 PM. All are welcome. RCIA: If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Roman Catholic, please contact the parish office. St. Vincent de Paul Hotline: Please contact the parish office. St. Vincent dePaul poor boxes are at entrances of all partner parishes. Bulletin Deadline: Please submit bulletin information via email or in written form to Angela Palmiscno at the parish office by Wednesday noon. MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM—St. Ambrose Sunday Masses 8:30 AMSt. Sylvester 11:00 AM—St. Matthew Weekday Masses: Mon.—8:30 AM, St. Sylvester Tues.— 8:30 AM, St. Matthew Fri.— 8:30 AM, St. Ambrose PARISH OFFICES & HOURS St. Ambrose, St. Matthew & St. Sylvester P. O. Box 617 Avonmore, PA 15618 Monday—Friday 9:00 AM—1:00 PM Phone: 724-697-4129 Fax: 724-697-4484 St. Matthew Church Hall: 724-639-9338 St. Sylvester Rectory Phone: 724-468-5794 Fax and church hall: 724-468-5765 PASTORAL STAFF Reverend John Harrold, Pastor [email protected] Deacon Craig Gilbert [email protected] Virginia Long, Partner Parish Financial Secretary [email protected] Angela Palmiscno, Partner Parish Secretary [email protected] Kristin Andree, Partner Parish Web Coordinator [email protected] Jessica Clawson, Coordinator of Faith Formation, St. Matthew, 724-875-0638 or [email protected] Connie Shannon, Clearances Coordinator, 724-697-4059 Knights of Columbus—Council #15373 Website: partnerparishesmas.org A Warm Welcome to All HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES Blessings to all our Partner Parish family members who are celebrang a birthday this week: Carl Fontana, Brian Heinack, Bradley Ronian, Jeanine Malarik, Mary Bonnoni, Harley DeMase, Debra Gallek, David Damico, Martha Ulissae, Catherine Kapusta, Conrad McQuaide, Mary Shusko, Carrie Simons. Happy Anniversary to all couples celebrang an anniversary this week: Robert and Thora Sokolowski. Diocesan Coat of Arms St. Ambrose Parish is planning to replace sidewalks and the front steps of the Church and hopes to raise $10,000 toward this project. Congratulaons to St. Ambrose Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal. St. Mahew Parish is planning to replace sidewalks and hopes to raise $10,000 toward this project. Congratulaons to St. Mahew Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal. St. Sylvester Parish is planning to complete the Social Hall Direct Access Project and also pay off the majority of the AC/Heat Pump Loan and hopes to raise $15,000 toward these projects. Congratulaons to St. Sylvester Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal. GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS Bishop Malesic desires to recognize all couples celebrang their 50th Wedding Anniversary during the calendar year 2020. The Jubilarians, their children, relaves or friends should contact the parish office to register couples for this recognion. Ideally, the Jubilarians will be invited to join the bishop for a special Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass to be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Even though circumstances may not permit parcipaon in this Mass, all couples will receive a scroll signed by the Bishop commemorang their anniversary. BIRTHDAY REQUEST Rita Pendylshok, a parishioner of St. Ambrose, will turn 95 on July 29th. She enjoys receiving cards, so if you would like to send her a birthday card, you may mail it to: Arden Courts of Susquehanna 2625 Ailanthus Lane Harrisburg, PA 17110 Diocesan Lenten Appeal Current Report as of July 16, 2020 St. Ambrose St. Mahew St. Sylvester Current Amount $12,225 out of $22,213 $13,485 out of $20,511 $23,710 out of $26,413 % of Current to Total 55% 66% 90% Current # of Donors 56 out of 105 61 out of 110 60 out of 80 % of Current to Total 53% 56% 75%

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Page 1: HAPPY IRTHDAY WISHES St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester 26, 2020.… · St. Matthew Church Hall: 724-639-9338 St. Sylvester Rectory Phone: 724 -4685794 Fax and church hall: 724

July 26, 2020

St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester Avonmore Saltsburg Slickville

PARTNER PARISHES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG

A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust

Our Mission Statement

The Partner Parishes of St. Ambrose, St. Matthew & St. Sylvester, under

the guidance of the Holy Spirit, are committed to be witnesses of Christ in

our local and faith communities . We invite one another to grow in a spirit

of friendship and unity through the Word and the Eucharist. While striving

to nourish our faith families, we encourage Evangelization, Service,

Worship, Stewardship, and Leadership.

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Confessions: First Saturday of the month, 11:00-11:30 AM at St. Ambrose or by appointment with the Pastor.

Baptisms: Please contact the parish office to schedule a date and formation session..

Marriage: Please contact the office at least six months before the wedding date to schedule marriage preparation sessions..

Pastoral Care to the Homebound: Please contact the parish office..

Eucharistic Adoration: First Thursday of the month, 6:30-7:30 PM. All are welcome.

RCIA: If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Roman Catholic, please contact the parish office.

St. Vincent de Paul Hotline: Please contact the parish office. St. Vincent dePaul poor boxes are at entrances of all partner parishes.

Bulletin Deadline: Please submit bulletin information via email or in written form to Angela Palmiscno at the parish office by Wednesday noon.

MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM—St. Ambrose Sunday Masses 8:30 AM—St. Sylvester 11:00 AM—St. Matthew Weekday Masses: Mon.—8:30 AM, St. Sylvester Tues.— 8:30 AM, St. Matthew Fri.— 8:30 AM, St. Ambrose PARISH OFFICES & HOURS St. Ambrose, St. Matthew & St. Sylvester P. O. Box 617 Avonmore, PA 15618

Monday—Friday 9:00 AM—1:00 PM

Phone: 724-697-4129 Fax: 724-697-4484

St. Matthew Church Hall: 724-639-9338

St. Sylvester Rectory Phone: 724-468-5794 Fax and church hall: 724-468-5765

PASTORAL STAFF

Reverend John Harrold, Pastor

[email protected]

Deacon Craig Gilbert

[email protected]

Virginia Long, Partner Parish Financial Secretary

[email protected]

Angela Palmiscno, Partner Parish Secretary

[email protected]

Kristin Andree, Partner Parish Web Coordinator

[email protected]

Jessica Clawson, Coordinator of Faith Formation,

St. Matthew, 724-875-0638 or [email protected]

Connie Shannon, Clearances Coordinator, 724-697-4059

Knights of Columbus—Council #15373

Website: partnerparishesmas.org

A Warm Welcome to All

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES Blessings to all our Partner Parish family members who are celebrating a birthday this week:

Carl Fontana, Brian Heinack, Bradley Ronian, Jeanine Malarik, Mary Bonnoni, Harley DeMase, Debra Gallek, David Damico, Martha Ulissae, Catherine Kapusta, Conrad McQuaide, Mary

Shusko, Carrie Simons.

Happy Anniversary to all couples celebrating an anniversary this week:

Robert and Thora Sokolowski.

Diocesan Coat of Arms

St. Ambrose Parish is planning to replace sidewalks and the front steps of the Church and hopes to raise $10,000 toward this project. Congratulations to St. Ambrose Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal.

St. Matthew Parish is planning to replace sidewalks and hopes to raise $10,000 toward this project. Congratulations to St. Matthew Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal.

St. Sylvester Parish is planning to complete the Social Hall Direct Access Project and also pay off the majority of the AC/Heat Pump Loan and hopes to raise $15,000 toward these projects. Congratulations to St. Sylvester Parish for surpassing the Diocesan Goal for this Appeal.

GOLDEN JUBILEE MASS

Bishop Malesic desires to recognize all couples celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary during the calendar year 2020. The Jubilarians, their children, relatives or friends should contact the parish office to register couples for this recognition. Ideally, the Jubilarians will be invited to join the bishop for a special Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass to be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Even though circumstances may not permit participation in this Mass, all couples will receive a scroll signed by the Bishop commemorating their anniversary.

BIRTHDAY REQUEST

Rita Pendylshok, a parishioner of St. Ambrose, will turn 95 on July 29th. She enjoys receiving cards, so if you would like to send her a birthday card, you may mail it to: Arden Courts of Susquehanna 2625 Ailanthus Lane Harrisburg, PA 17110

Diocesan Lenten Appeal Current Report as of July 16, 2020

St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester

Current Amount $12,225 out of $22,213 $13,485 out of $20,511 $23,710 out of $26,413

% of Current to Total 55% 66% 90%

Current # of Donors 56 out of 105 61 out of 110 60 out of 80

% of Current to Total 53% 56% 75%

Page 2: HAPPY IRTHDAY WISHES St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester 26, 2020.… · St. Matthew Church Hall: 724-639-9338 St. Sylvester Rectory Phone: 724 -4685794 Fax and church hall: 724

Mass Intentions for the Week

PLACE TIME INTENTION OFFERED BY

Saturday July 25 St. Ambrose 5:00 PM +Rick Belice (Wife, Linda)

Sunday July 26 St. Sylvester 8:30 AM +Dan Miller (Ann Selker)

Sunday July 26 St. Matthew 11:00 AM +Michael Kozub (Chuck Colton)

Monday July 27 St. Sylvester 8:30 AM +Carl Valero & Family (McQuaideFamily)

Tuesday July 28 St. Matthew 8:30 AM +Amy McQuaide (Family)

Friday July 31 St. Ambrose 8:30 AM +Enrico & Nicolina Fontana (Family)

Saturday July 30 St. Ambrose 5:00 PM +Dennis (Butch) Shoupe (Harouse Family)

Sunday August 1 St. Sylvester 8:30 AM +Helen Bozo (Ken & Celine Steinmiller)

Sunday August 22 St. Matthew 11:00 AM For the Parishioners For the Parishioners

DATE

CONFESSION WILL BE

HELD ON SATURDAY AT

11:00 AM AT

ST. AMBROSE

PARTNER PARISHES STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE Sunday Offertory: July 11-12

St. Ambrose St. Matthew St. Sylvester

Offertory Collection: $ 1,843.00 $ 1,381.00 $ 1,550.00

SCRIPTURE INSIGHTS FOR THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME No doubt you've heard the expression "You can't take it with you." It means that we leave this world the way we came into it-without even the clothes on our backs. But the truth is that there are some things you can take with you into eternal life. They're just not material things. And that's what Jesus is talking about in the treasure parables. Real treasure is that which has eternal value-it's what you can take with you.

One way to think about this is in terms of relationships. In 1 Corinthians 13:13, Saint Paul says that there are three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest is love. Love is the greatest because it's the only one of the three that is eternal. Faith will give way to sight, hope will give way to joy, but love is forever. We will carry our relationships with God and with our loved ones into the Kingdom with us.

So how do you "buy" the treasure of love (Matthew 6:20 - 21)? The currency that buys eternal treasure is time. So the way that we invest in the Kingdom is to spend quality time with the people we hope to be with in heaven - starting with God. Quality time with God means going to Mass regularly and spending time in person-al prayer and devotions. We also need to spend quality time with those with whom we are in significant rela-tionships: spouse, children, parents, loved ones. Of course to do this might require a sacrifice of other things that take up our time - but that's the point of the parable. We have to give something to buy something great-er. We trade the earthly treasures for the heavenly treasures. We give up what we can't take with us to gain what we can take with us.

THE RITES OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

This Sunday, Steven Pistininzi and Brandon Veneziani will be fully initiated into the Catholic Faith through the Sacraments of Initiation. Steven will be baptized and both of them will be Confirmed and receive their First Holy Communion. We are very excited to celebrate this day with you! Congratulations Stevie and Brandon!

CONFIRMATION A Confirmation Sacramental Prep class has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st at St. Matthew’s Social Hall. Between the 3 parishes, we have 13 students preparing to be Confirmed. There are 2 Confirmation ceremonies scheduled for Monday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 18th. Once the families choose which date is best for them, we will let you know. Please pray for them as the prepare!

We are planning to have a SUMMER TAKE OUT ONLY PIEROGIE AND FISH DINNER on Friday, July 31st from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at St. Matthew Hall. That Friday you can begin calling in your take out orders starting at NOON! Please let friends and family know to help make this a big success! Small Fried Fish Dinner— $8.00 choice of sides.

8 pc Pierogie Dinner— $9.00 choice of cole slaw or applesauce

5 pc Pierogie Dinner— $8.00 choice of cole slaw or applesauce

THIS WEEK PLEASE SAY A SPECIAL PRAYER EACH DAY FOR EVERYONE

SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THE COVID VIRUS.

SERVING OUR COUNTRY. Please pray for our men and women in the military: TSGT Matthew Leightner, Col. Ross Monta, John Newcomb, Master Sgt. Jeremy Morgan, Ryan Nagg, Daniel Henderson, Tech. Sgt. Justin Morgan, Tyler Carnahan, Bartholomew Marsh-Slavin, Jacob DeSanders, W01 Jacob Berg (Afghanistan), Brandon May, Tyler Kunkle (Afghanistan), Martin Novak, Jr.

OUR PRAYER LIST—FRIENDS AND FAMILY: Ally Anderson, Charles Mark Angell, Dean Corridoni, Luke Dobrosky, Lawrence Eckenrode, Ronnie Edwards, Donald Gabor, John Galo, Edith Hollick, George Hollick, Larry Klukaszewski, Gary Lemon, Mary Musial, Joanne Neiderhiser, Chris Nemchik, Bill Rupert, Fred Salo, John Shaffer, Chad Toth, Judy Valore, MaryLou Waynar, Jenny Lou Wincek, and all who need our prayers.

IN SYMPATHY: Our Partner Parish family extends their deepest sympathy to the families of Lucille McWilliams, Ron Peretti and Harol Urban, who died recently. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

PARISH INCOME Please be aware that the incomes of all three parishes has decreased in the last two fiscal years and the ordinary income has not been enough to pay our ordinary bills. The parishes did well this Spring, in light of the pandemic and the quarantine, but all 3 would be in debt if it were not for the Payroll Protection Loans that we got from the government. We need every parish family or household to support the parish. Even $2 - $5 from people who have been giving nothing would make a difference. Your parishes need each of you to support them as you can. THANKS