For Koledy-Epiphany Home blessing call Fr. Bruce at 412.276.5562 for scheduling.
Year of the Family 2018
Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
As our Church dedicates the year 2018 to the family, may we emulate our Holy Family making a firm resolution to place God first in our lives and homes. May we feed faithfully upon the Eucharist during Holy Mass each week to nourish our spiritual being, forgive others as we have forgiven and share the Good News to all.
PNU Education & Youth Commission Raffle
Raffle Tickets are available in the Vestibule. Proceeds benefit the College Stipend Program of the PNU which has benefitted many of our parish college students
The Polish National Union…
has something for everyone!
Family of 5 – We can help
Grandparents of 8 – We can help
Widow/Widower – We can help
Divorced with Children – We can help
Single – We can help
College Student – We can help
Regardless of your status in life, we offer many ways to provide financial security for you and your family. Contact Henrietta Kleckner@ 724.863.6715 or call the PNU Head Office at 1.800.724.6352
for more information.
With a $15.00 donation to the Organ Fund, our parish Choirs will give a bottle of sacramental wine for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, for $15.00, you can receive the Polish Christmas Koledy CD. Contact Fr. Bruce or Wendy Blotzer.
We are over halfway to paying off our parish loan for our new organ. Don’t forget to make your donation. Envelopes are in the vestibule. Thank You for your support.
Snow Removal Volunteers &
The winter weather is upon us and sometimes the snow falls prior to Church services or events. To keep the walkways clear, we need some volunteers to come with shovels. If severe icy and snow accumulations occur, cancellation or revised schedule notices will be announced on our website, Facebook, and local news channels.
The 2018 Parish Stewardship Envelopes are available in the Church Narthex. Your attendance at Mass and generous financial support will help keep our parish doors open to serve God and His people. If you cannot find your envelope, please contact Fr. Bruce. A reminder that the Diocesan Development Fund has been increases to $40.00 for 2018. Mandatory Funds are the General Church, Diocesan and 6% Fund. All other envelopes are free will donations. We have not raised the minimum requested free will donations of $250 per member. (this minimum has been in effect for the last 20 years) but in reality our costs have risen over the past 20 years.
Our beloved Bishop
entered into eternal life
at 4:00 am Friday, January 19, 2018
+Bishop Peplowski will be laid out in state at the Cathedral on Weds & Thursday January 23-24th from 2-7 PM. Requiem Vespers will be celebrated on Thursday evening at 6:30 PM. The funeral mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, January 26th in the Cathedral. The main celebrant is Prime Bishop Mikovsky; con-celebrants: Bishops of the PNCC. Please bring an alb and white stole for the mass. A repast will be held in the Bp Peplowski Center following the interment on the cathedral grounds. We ask that you notify the cathedral office of your participation in the meal and those of your parish who may be attending. Please let us know by Tuesday of next week so that we may plan for the dinner.
For those needing accommodations, a group of rooms has been made available at:
Tel: 716-635-9000. The group name is Holy Mother of the Rosary. The rate is $89 per nite. You must call the hotel directly and ask for this group. The rate is good for Thu & Fri nights
Click here to see the dates of
upcoming pierogi sales
Support Music Scholarship Sunday
Sunday, January 29th
Applications for scholarships are available at www.nucmusicscholarship.weebly.com
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week is motivated by the wish to fulfill God's desire "that all may be one". This is clearly shown in this prayer: “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you... May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”. The song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21) was chosen as the motif of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. It is a song of triumph over oppression that unites. However, contemporary challenges again threaten to enslave and threaten again the dignity of the human person created in the image and likeness of God. Exodus 15 allows to see how the road to unity often passes through communal experience of suffering. Although liberation/salvation is an initiative taken by God, God engages human persons in the realization of his purpose and plan for the redemption of his people. Christians, through baptism share in God’s ministry of reconciliation, but our own division hamper our witness and mission to the world in need of God’s healing. Please pray the following each day from January 18-25, 2018:
Eternal Father, we praise you for sending your Son to be one of us and to save us. Look upon your people with mercy, for we are divided in so many ways, and give us the Spirit of Jesus to make us one in love. We ask for this gift, loving and most gracious and heavenly Father through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.