from the pastor's desk
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely, and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
On Monday, August 28, 2017, Bishop Zubik held a town hall meeting at St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park. Clergy and parishioners from the entire area were present, including some parishioners from Christ the Light of the World and Holy Trinity.
As the summer vacation season has come to a close and the new school year begins, it is now time to hold ministry training workshops for all the new ministers who signed up to volunteer for various ministries on Pentecost Sunday and also have a “refresher” for our veteran ministers.
We welcome back all of our students and volunteer teachers from Christ the Light of the World, St. Joseph, and Holy Trinity Parishes for the new Religious Education/CCD school year.
The great acts of heroism….the acts of self-sacrifice….the acts of letting go….the acts of love….the acts of caring about others….the memories of 9/11….the citizens of our land who are our Sisters and Brothers in Christ….the living of the “Way of the Cross” which is the way to Love as God wants each of us to do for him.
We have come to the last official weekend of summer vacationing. As we gather this weekend with family, friends, and neighbors for picnics, ballgames, and other social activities, we are celebrating and relaxing to take some “chill time” from our daily activity such as the work that we do.
As we get together this weekend at the Annual Parish Picnic, we celebrate who we are in God and as a Parish Family celebrating our shared faith in our ministries of Love, Kindness, and Charity.
The Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 15. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, meaning everyone of the Catholic faith is expected to celebrate this Feast day by attending Mass.
We welcome this weekend Grace Gallagher, a lay missionary from the Dominican Republic, who will be conducting our summer Missionary Appeal and sharing with us the needs of the Diocese of Puerto Plata.
SUMMER MISSIONARY APPEAL will take place next weekend, August 5-6. Grace Gallagher, a Lay Missionary from a Diocese in the Dominican Republic, will give the appeal. Thanks for your supportive generosity.