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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 22, 2018 - THE FOURTH 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 22, 2018 ST. DAMIEN FAITH FORMATION


The Fourth Sunday of Easter April 22: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8
April 29: 9:30-10:45am Grades 1-8 &
Confirmation—Last Classes
May 1: Confirmation practice
Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:00pm Joseph & Katherine Shwallon @ 7:00pm /St. Damien
(William & Rosemary Hearn) May 6: First Eucharist @ 11am Mass
Sunday, April 22, 2018 May 8: Confirmation @ 7:00pm /
8:30am Rose Marie Coughlin St. Damien
(James Coughlin)
11:00am Living and Deceased Members Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Parish Center) Eve-
of the Parish ry Tuesday morning from 11:00am-12Noon)
Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00am Frances Pepka (Falappi Family) Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first Tues-
day of every month at 6:00pm.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00am Mary Boyd (Cousin, Karen Fullerton) Holy Hour—(Church) The third Wednesday of each
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 month @ 7:00pm
8:00am Kenneth J. Kulak & Daughter, Natalie Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday from
(Wife & Mother) 12:00noon—6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071 for sched-
Thursday, April 26, 2018 uling.
8:00am Frank DiBasilio (Joan DeAngelis) Catholic Men’s Fellowship The 1st & 3rd Satur-
Friday, April 27, 2018 day of each month at 7:30-8am at St. Damien for
8:00am Charles Anselmino Adoration, to St. Francis for 8:30am Mass and then
(American Legion Bocci League) to breakfast.
1:30pm MCRS School Mass Holy Name Society (Church) Second Sunday of
Saturday, April 28, 2018 each month with Rosaries at 8am and then to the par-
4:00pm Jerry Martik (Family) ish park for the meeting after the 8:30am Mass.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
8:30am Living and Deceased Members
of the Parish Baptism Congratulations
11:00am Harry R. Henrich Congratulations to the families of
(Daughter, Barbara Allen) Tatum Mary Kinneman
Kambri Faye-Ann Logan
ST. ANTHONY NOVENA whose baptisms were recently celebrated. May
The Solemn 13-week Novena to they remain close to the Lord Jesus all the days
St. Anthony will continue this of their lives and may they be blessed with good
week after the 8:00am Mass on health, much happiness, and the wisdom of the
Tuesday. Let us come together Lord.
to honor St. Anthony and ask his
help for the special needs that Rest In Peace
each of us has. In the charity of your prayers we
kindly ask that you please pray for the
A good deed done……. repose of the soul of Ida Panseri.
(Acts 4:9) May God grant her eternal rest, may
Perpetual Light shine upon her soul and may
“Lord, fill me with your love. all the souls of the faithful departed, through
Inspire me to do good deeds for others.” the mercy of God, Rest In Peace .
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You Are The Witnesses Of These Things – To be a witness to something


can have a double meaning. On the one hand, a witness is someone who
sees something occur, in order that they might tell others about it. On the
other hand, a witness is one who testifies to something neither seen nor
heard, yet nonetheless true. Unless we are nearly 2,000 years old, we are
not witnesses in the first sense to the life, passion, death and resurrection of
Jesus. Yet, by faith, we are witnesses in the second sense. By our baptism we are called to wit-
ness to the love of God through our words and actions which are to be reflections of the love
of Jesus. In the coming weeks and months, the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative
will ask us to build new relationships with nearby parishes, an opportunity to witness to the
love of God alive in our hearts. While this may seem like a burden to some, it is at the heart of
the Christian life as we build up the Body of Christ, the Church. As we grow in love of others,
may we treat them as if THEY are Christ, and treat them as if WE are Christ. Visit onmission-
churchalive.org to learn more and to stay informed.

ARCM MAY BANQUET –RESERVATIONS DUE


Members of St. Damien ARCM are reminded that if they wish to attend the banquet on Mon-
day, May 7th that reservation forms with payment must be received by Cindy Patterson by
no later than this Friday, April 27th.

MAN UP MEETING
The Man Up men’s group meeting will be held this Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00pm in Fr.
Abbate Hall/St. Anthony’s School Bldg. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

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

SUMMERFEST 2018
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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KNIGHTS AND COLUMBIETTES TO HOLD MEET AND GREET


The Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes will be holding a meet
and greet in the Madonna School Cafeteria after all Masses this week-
end. All parish members are invited to come and learn more about
us.

SENT -- Gathering for Young Adults


All people in their 20s and 30s are invited to a gathering for young adults that will feature live
music, free food and drinks, awesome prayer, a dynamic talk, and a time to network with oth-
er young adults on Friday April 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Cardinals Great Hall at Saint
Paul Seminary. Leah Libresco, freelance writer, speaker, New Yorker, and former atheist-
turned-Catholic, will be speaking on Building the Benedict Option: Habits of Hospitality and
Prayer. For more information and to courtesy RSVP please visit diopitt.org/yam.

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!

Priscilla Shirer—A Brand New Women’s Simulcast Conference


Ladies, please join the Women’s Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Monongahela as we
host this one-day simulcast that will feature a brand new message from Priscilla Shirer. You
will laugh, cry and most likely do both at the same time, while you are being uplifted and em-
powered by the Holy Spirit. The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00am—
4:30pm (doors open at 9:00am) at the First Baptist Church of Monongahela, 602 West Main
Street, Monongahela, PA. The cost before April 21st is $20, after April 21st is $25. Groups of
10 or more receive a 15% discount. This price is non-refundable and includes coffee, pastries,
and a luncheon at 12:30pm.
To register, please mail your non-refundable fee today to the address listed above and include
your name, address and phone number or visit www.firstbaptistmon.org/events. For more in-
formation or to let us know of any food restrictions/physical limitations, call us at 724-258-
7750.
Hope to see you there!
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Offertory Report 04/15/2018 Pastoral Impressions


Offertory Mass By Fr. Bill
4:00pm Our
1709.00 Offering Attendance Our gospel reading today is the
8:30am 1595.00 Back favorite of many of Jesus’ disci-
11:00am 2394.00 To 4:00pm 162 ples. This good shepherd knows
God
Mail In 791.00 8:30am 175 his sheep, and they know him.
11:00am 183 The life of a shepherd can be difficult. It isn’t as
Total $ 6,489.00 glamorous as we might think. In Jesus’ day the
Weekly Offertory Goal Total 520 job of a shepherd was lonely, harsh, and danger-
$7,500 ous. If the sheep were attacked, whether by ani-
mal or human, the shepherd had to be ready to
lay down his life for his sheep.
Employment Opportunity
The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Di- Jesus, of course, isn’t talking about real sheep-
ocese of Pittsburgh is seeking women and men herding. He is talking about his relationship to
for positions as Sales Counselors at Sacred
his people, that intimate personal bond that Je-
Heart Cemetery in Monongahela. If you enjoy
interacting with people and prefer working for a
sus has for his followers—for us. He did lay
reputable organization, please call or email us down his life for us. We know about that close
to find out more. This is a full-time position with bond between sheep and shepherd. In Scripture,
comprehensive benefits. Qualified candidates to know is to love. The shepherd loves his sheep
should submit their resume to ca- and they love him. Jesus and his people are unit-
reers@ccapgh.org or call Tom at (412) 208- ed by mutual love. Our model for this is the re-
1174. lationship between the Father and Jesus his Son.
It was this bond that enabled Jesus to lay down
his life for us.
Madonna Catholic
Regional School Hired hands on the contrary are different. They
731 Chess St., Monongahela, PA care for the sheep out of self-interest, so when
there is danger they run away. It’s just a job, a
MCRS Roaring Twenties Spring Gala way of earning money. These shepherds look
Saturday, April 28th out for themselves rather than the sheep. Jesus
6:00-11:00pm wants us to be honest in how we care for our
Monessen Social Hall families, our neighbors, all of his people, but
$35.00 per person especially for those most exploited, the weakest.
Buffet dinner by Pasta II If we want to be called children of God, then we
must truly care for these and truly be persons
Silent and live auctions
who know and love Jesus.
Games of chance and casino games
Tickets will be available after Mass This is what the imitation of Jesus is all about.
or by calling the school office.
We are shepherds of our brothers and sisters. If
ENROLL NOW we are children of God, then we must act like
Madonna Catholic Regional School is children of God. Last Sunday we were asked to
currently registering students age 3 be God’s witnesses. Now we are to take that one
through Grade 8 for the 2018-19 step further. We are to courageously and gener-
School Year. Please call the school of- ously care for our needy brothers and sisters.
fice for additional information or to We are to speak up in love and against injustice.
schedule a tour. Great beginnings last a
lifetime! 724-258-3199.