Hidden Rows – Monthly

Praying the Rosary

Friday, September 6, 2019
7:00 PM

Saint Albert the Great Church Chapel

Please take some time out of your day to be with the Lord.

Enjoy Coupon Book 2020

The Ladies of Charity will be selling the 2020 Enjoy Books at all of the churches in our grouping after the masses.

The cost of a book is $30.00.

Books will also be available for purchase at any of the parish offices during regular business hours.


November, 2019

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, November 1, 2019

Following the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Holy Angels Church.

Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 3:00 p.m. the Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. concluding with Benediction at 4:00 p.m.

Please take some time out of your day to be with the Lord.

Contact Deacon Dan for information at 412-884-7744, ext. 207.

 

Men’s Retreat and Week-End Getaway

Friday through Sunday
November 8-10, 2019

Blessed by God Who Surrounds You with Loving Compassion is the theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center.

Whether you need a quiet place to reflect on your relationship with the Lord or just to unwind and de-stress, Saint Paul’s provides the perfect environment.

All men from our parish grouping from Holy Apostles, Holy Angels, and St. Sylvester are welcome and encouraged to attend. There are flexible options for commuting or a partial week-end.

For more information, please contact:
Deacon Dan Nizan at 412- 884-7744 ext. 207,
John Major at 412-882-4883,
Jack Simpson at 412-977-7774, or
Mike Woshner at 412-884- 9299.

RIDES AND HANDICAPPED ASSISTANCE ARE AVAILABLE.

Food Bank Collection
Holy Apostles Parish Churches

Weekend
November 9 — 10, 2019

Canned goods, dry goods, plus cleaning and paper products will be collected. These will be given to the Food Bank for distribution to families and individuals in our community.

Thank you in advance for your generous giving.

Java and Jesus

Monday, November 18, 2019
7:00 PM

Holy Angels Church Hall

The next Java and Jesus is Monday, This months topic is Women in the Bible.

Please join us for an evening of learning a little more about your faith, sharing fellowship and enjoying a hot cup of java!

Little Sisters of the Poor Canned Food Drive

Weekends
November 16 — 17, 2019
Thanksgiving Day
November 30 — December 1, 2019

All Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh Churches

The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh will be holding a food/pantry drive to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor on November 16th & 17th, Thanksgiving Day and the weekend of November 30th and December 1st. Your generous donations help with the day to day operations where many needy, elderly in Pittsburgh and over 100 Residents living in their home are cared for with respect and dignity.

PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED: Canned soups, fruits and vegetables, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, dry cereals, oatmeal, rice, pasta, canned meats, spam, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, pancake/waffle mix, stuffing mix, brownie mix, cake mixes, pudding, Jello, crackers, cookies, sugar, flour, salad dressings, condiments, bouillon cubes, and any low sodium or low fat/ sugar free items.

RESIDENT CARE ITEMS NEEDED: Tissues, body wash, lotions, mouthwash, pump hand soap, baby wipes, Efferdent, Polident, toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, trash bags, small plastic bags.

The Sisters are always so grateful for the generous help they receive for their Thanksgiving Drives. So anything you are able to do now or throughout the year is ALWAYS a blessing and is greatly appreciated!

Please help support the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Activities Committee Formation

November 19, 2019

Saint Albert the Great Chapel Meeting Room

The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh is forming an Activities Committee to plan various  activities and events for all of our parish grouping.

There is a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Albert Chapel Meeting Room. All those interested in participating in this ministry are welcome to attend.

If you have questions, please contact Deacon Dan at 412884-7744.

 

Family Turkey Bingo

November 23, 2019

Holy Angels Church Hall

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bingo begins at 7:00 p.m.
Snacks will be sold.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at all the parish offices for $3.00 (includes one board). Specials and additional boards can be purchased.

Due to the capacity of the church hall we are limited to 200 tickets, on a first come, first serve basis.


December, 2019

Angel Tree

Starts Weekend of December 1, 2019

All Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh Churches

The trees will be located near the entrances of the churches. Please pay attention to the details on the tag. Gifts should be wrapped unless otherwise stated.

Please return all gifts by December 14th.

If possible, return gifts to Saint  Sylvester Parish office, our parish distribution center.

Praise Nation
Church of the Epiphany

Saturday
December 7, 2019

The Cross Over The Crib

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Father Chris Donley Parochial Vicar serving in the City Center Parishes will join us as Presider and Speaker.

Come join all your friends as we sing, pray and worship our truest friend, Jesus. Our Praise Nation Band provides beautiful, motivational music as our voices blend together as one song of praise. In addition to the inspirational talk by Father Chris, there will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction and Eucharistic Procession. Come celebrate with friends and family.

An open invitation is extended to you, your family and friends, to join with us in celebrating the love of Jesus.

Visit the Festival of Praise page in the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh website where there is information about this month’s speaker, videos from previous celebrations and the Praise Nation Band’s repertoire.

Advent Day of Service

Saturday, December 7, 2019

10:00 AM — 12: NOON
Faith Formation Building

All are welcome to volunteer to make crafts, cards, personal items and Christmas gifts for the Homebound. This is a great opportunity for community service hours.

We need many hands for this ministry.

Please join us!

Lunch with  Santa

Saturday
December 14, 2019

11:30 AM until 2:30 PM

Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building

$10.00 per person ▪ Children 2 and under free

Santa’s helpers will provide an afternoon of crafts, stories, songs, prizes and lunch with ice
cream sundaes. A visit with Santa and a photo!

Reservations can be mailed to the parish office, dropped off or placed in the collection basket.

For more information contact Sissy Edelman 412-882-1724.
Deadline for reservations is Monday, December 9th. Seating is limited.

See attached flyer for reservation form.

Hoagie Sale
Sunday, June 23, 2019

After all Masses

Teens will be selling Italian and turkey Hoagies for $7.00 after  the Sunday Masses to help defray the cost of the Mission trip to Kentucky this July.

Teen Activities

High School Youth Ministry – (Grades 9-12)

High School Fall Retreat – November 15 – 17, 2019

Merry Mystery Tour – December 14, 2019

Email: nwolf@holyapostlesparish.org for information.

Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh Ministry
Pot Luck Friendshipgiving Meal
Sunday, November 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holy Angels Church Hall

We invite High School and Junior Teens to join us at our Annual Pot Luck Friendship giving meal. Each teen is asked to bring a dish and can bring up to two adults.

Please RSVP to Anthony Bradley via holyangelsteens@gmail.com by November 14th if you plan to attend.

CCSP Teen Saturday Nights

There will be NO Teen Saturday Night meeting in July.

We will meet again in August.

CCSP Teens Group

Annual Mission Trip
July 21-27, 2019

Our 19th annual mission trip to Louisa, Kentucky is in the heart of Appalachia. There is a space for you if you are in 9-12th grade.

There are opportunities to do home repair, visit with the elderly and local people of the community, as well as, teach bible school. It will be the most rewarding experience of your life.

The cost is $75 and space is limited.

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Mary Ellen Phillips at 412-884-8222.

Come join us on our 19th annual mission trip to Louisa, Kentucky.

 

 

Notice of Upcoming Events

Women’s Winter Retreat

Friday, January 10, 2020 through Sunday, January 12, 2020
St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

From high upon the hill overlooking the South Side, the world looks fresher and more hopeful. Have you thought about going to a Women’s Retreat?

The beginning of a new year is a great time to start a new tradition. Make plans now to attend the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh Women’s Winter Retreat at Saint Paul Retreat Center, January 10-12, 2020.

The theme for this year is: “Blessed by God Who Surrounds You with Loving Compassion”.

It is important to take time to listen to the gentle voice of God. Retreats at Saint Paul’s are designed to give you that time. This is a very popular weekend, and it is important to register early. Now is the time to make your reservation.

To register, call the retreat house at 412-381-7676, or pick up a reservation form at any of the church offices and mail it to the retreat house. Register under the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh/St. Sylvester.

For additional information contact Pat Hein at 412-885-2620 or Linda White at 412-885-5048.


Hidden Rows

Faith Afloat
Gateway Clipper

Sunday, October 13, 2019
3:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Faith Afloat returns! High Schoolers, cruise along the three rivers celebrating your Catholic faith while taking in gorgeous views of the Pittsburgh Skyline aboard the Gateway Clipper Empress!
Don’t miss dinner, a dance party, and a chance to deepen your faith!

Ths year’s theme is Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.”

Sr. Miriam O’Callaghan, TOR, will share how the Lord radically called her from her homeland in Ireland to religious life.

Noah Pepmeyer will lead praise and worship and Vocations Director Father Mike Ackerman will emcee.

Tickets cost $21 and are available at PGHPriest.com until October 1st.

Rosary Rally

Saturday
October 12, 2019

12:00 Noon

The Women of the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh are invited to join the 2019 public Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 12th at 12:00 noon in front of Saint Sylvester or Saint Basil Churches on Brownsville Road.

The Rosary will be recited and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary as we join thousands of others across America in this public prayer for peace, repentance and conversion. Please join us, we look forward to seeing you on October 12th!

Please contact Angela Fosbrink 412-205-3924 (Saint Sylvester) and Mary Ann White 412-431-3841 (Saint Basil) for more information regarding the rally.

Columbus Day Italian Buffet

Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:00 am until 1:00 pm
St. Albert the Great
Faith Formation Building

Hosted by The Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council #3868

The Knights Of Columbus invite you to share in the 3rd Annual Celebration of Columbus Day. All proceeds benefit Knights of Columbus Charities

Adults…$15.00 ($13 in advance after Mass)
Kids (under 10) $8.00 ($6 in advance after Mass)

ITALIAN BUFFET DINNER
Fresh baked rolls…Traditional Wedding Soup… Pasta Fagioli… Tossed Salad…Caesar Salad…Spaghetti…Marinara Sauce… Alfredo sauce… Linguini with Clam Sauce… Meatballs… Meat Ravioli… Cheese Ravioli… Tortellini … Stuffed Shells… Lasagna… Hot Sausage… Chicken Parmigiana… Chicken Cacciatore…Eggplant parmigiana…Pizza…Chocolate fountain…Desserts…And MORE!!!
(gluten free available)

ALL YOU CAN EAT
TAKE OUT AVAILABLE
50/50 Raffle

Food Services donated by Chef Steve of Signature Servings.

Pre-Cana Preparation

This is a Diocesan mandated marriage preparation course.

Friday and Saturday
September 20 and 21, 2019

Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building
(The Faith Formation Building\Office Building is the former Bishop McDowell School
located on the St. Albert the Great Church campus.)

Understanding all the planning that goes into a wedding, advanced planning for the 2019 Pre-Cana Program at Holy Apostles Parish has begun. The first session will begin on Friday, March 15 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 PM. The second planned session will begin on Friday, September 20 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, September 21 at 3:30 PM.

Refreshments, program materials, and lunch on Saturday are all included.

Registration is required
(The fee is $60.00 per couple to cover books and other expenses.)
Please contact the church office at 412-884-7744 to register.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our parish office at 412- 884-7744 and ask for Deacon Mike or Deacon Jim.

Summer Food and Fun
Tuesdays and Thursdays
June 18 through August 15, 2019

Saint Basil Catholic Church

Dinner from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Free for all kids 18 and under
No registration required

See flyer

Family Picnic
Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh

Sunday August 11, 2019

St. Albert the Great Grounds
1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Catering: The Cooked Goose

Registration:
After all Masses July 13/14, 20/21, 27/28
And at all parish offices to July 26th, during regular business hours.

Deadline for picnic registration is Sunday, July 28.

Cost is $5.00 per person Children 12 and under are free

You must be a registered parishioner of the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh
(Holy Angels Parish – Holy Apostles Parish –  Saint Sylvester Parish

The Asumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Holy Day of Obligation
Thursday, August 15, 2019

8:00 AM – Holy Angels Church
9:00 AM – Saint Basil Church
7:00 PM – Saint Albert the Great Church
7:00 PM – Saint Sylvester Church

Father’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, June 16, 2019
8:00 am until 1:00 pm

Hosted by The Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council #3868

Save the date!

The breakfast buffet will be catered by Signature Servings by Chef Steve.

If you joined us for last year’s Fathers Day Celebration, you know this is an event not to be missed!

Location, menu and ticket information to follow soon.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, May 12,2019

Hosted by The Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council #3868

Save the date!

Signature Servings by Chef Steve will cater the breakfast buffet.

If you joined us last year, you know this is an event not to be missed!

Menu and ticket information to follow soon.

Pre-Cana Preparation

This is a Diocesan mandated marriage preparation course.

Friday and Saturday
March 15 and 16, 2019

Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building
(The Faith Formation Building\Office Building is the former Bishop McDowell School
located on the St. Albert the Great Church campus.)

Understanding all the planning that goes into a wedding, advanced planning for the 2019 Pre-Cana Program at Holy Apostles Parish has begun. The first session will begin on Friday, March 15 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 PM. The second planned session will begin on Friday, September 20 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, September 21 at 3:30 PM.

Refreshments, program materials, and lunch on Saturday are all included.

Registration is required
(The fee is $60.00 per couple to cover books and other expenses.)
Please contact the church office at 412-884-7744 to register.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our parish office at 412- 884-7744 and ask for Deacon Mike or Deacon Jim.

Vacation Bible School
Holy Angels Parish

Week of
July 22, 2019 through July 26, 2019

From 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

Registration deadline is July 1st.

This year’s theme is: Roar! Life is Wild & God is Good!

Children going into Pre-K (age 4) through Grade 6 are welcome to attend. Registration forms are available in all of our Churches and can also be downloaded by clicking on the button to the right.

For information contact : Carolyn Eisenbarth 412-882-8593 ext. 136,
Lori Mandela 412-884-7744 ext. 222 or
Elaine Garfold 412-461-6906 ext. 112 or email elaine@holyangelshays.org.

Registration deadline is July 1st.

Rise Against Hunger

A Lenten Project For The Catholic Community Of South Pittsburgh.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In The Church Social Hall At Saint Sylvester.

Come help us pack food for those in need!

During the Rise Against Hunger there will be a service project for the Homebound and Children from the local food banks. We will be making Easter bags.

Donations of small snack crackers, gummies, chips, raisins, pretzels, applesauce cups, candy or cash donations. Boxes for the donations are in the back of the church. Everyone is welcome to come and help in this outreach project.

If you can not pack food items and would like to help, donations would be appreciated. We need to raise $3,000.00 to pay for the food that we are packing.

Any amount we raise over the $3,000.00 will go to our local food pantries.

Ladies of Charity Spring Tea

Saturday, May 4,2019
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM

Save the date!

The Ladies of Charity annual Spring Tea is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th.
The menu and program is suitable for adult women.

A limited number of  tickets are available. The cost is $18.00.

Blessing of the Pets

Friday, October 4, 2019 — 7:00 PM

Parish Center at Saint Albert the Great Campus

Smokey Kresak, Invites all parish pets to join him for our annual Parish Blessing of the Animals on Friday, October 4th at 7:00 PM at the Parish Centre at St. Albert the Great. Come join us for this annual celebration of God’s special gifts to us in our beloved pets. Please pray for good weather so we can be outside.

Please help me help my friends who are abused and neglected and who need rescued. My dad gave permission for all loose money that you put into the collection baskets the weekend of October 5th & 6th, will go directly to Forever Home Beagle Rescue and Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, in honor of St. Francis to help rescue abused and neglected cats, dogs and other animals.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Faith Formation Building
Saint Albert the Great Campus

Have you been thinking of becoming a Catholic, or have not received all the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation? Now is the time! Starting Tuesday, October 1st, in the Faith Formation Building at 6:30 p.m. we will begin our first RCIA class.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that will prepare you to receive the Sacraments of Initiation and become full members of the Catholic faith.

If there are any questions, or you are interested, call Deacon Mike Babcock at 412-884-7744 X 206 and get registered. All the Churches in our grouping (Holy Angels, Holy Apostles, & Saint Sylvester) are included.

If you have previously been part of an RCIA team (or want to be) in any of our churches, you will be most welcome to conduct a share of the sessions this year. If you are interested, please contact Deacon Mike at the number above or use his email in the bulletin mbabcock@holyapostlesparish.org.

March for Life

Friday, January 18, 2019

Washington DC

Deacon Tim is organizing a bus trip for the 2019 March for Life, which will take place on Friday, January 18th in Washington, DC. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion. Ending abortions and promoting a culture of life is why we march each year.

Deacon Tim is trying to determine which size bus to reserve for our group. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to deacontim@verizon.net.

If you cannot join us, please pray for our safety on the trip and for the end to abortion. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Hidden Rows – LENT

Holy Thursday
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

7:00   pm   St. Sylvester
7:00   pm   Holy Apostles (St. Wendelin)
7:00   pm   Holy Angels

Good Friday
The Passion of the Lord

12:00   pm   Holy Apostles (St. Basil)
1:00     pm   St. Sylvester
2:00     pm   Holy Angels

Holy Saturday

Blessing of Easter Baskets

11:00 am     Holy Apostles (St. Albert)
12:00 pm     Holy Angels
12:00 pm     St. Sylvester

Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Masses

8:00     pm     Holy Angels
8:00     pm     Holy Apostles (St. Albert)
7:00     pm     St. Sylvester

Easter Sunday
Morning Masses

7:00     am     Holy Angels
8:00     am     Holy Apostles (St. Wendelin)
8:00     am     St. Sylvester
9:00     am     Holy Apostles (St. Basil)
9:30     am     Holy Angels
10:00   am     St. Sylvester
10:30   am     Holy Apostles (St. Basil)
11:00   am     Holy Apostles (St. Albert)

Lent 2019

Lenten  Meager Meal
Holy Angels Ladies of Charity

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 PM in the Church Hall

The Meager Meal will be soup!

Father Gerry Laba, Rector of Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center will be our guest speaker.
There is no cost for the meal and a free will offering will be taken up.

All members of the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh are invited to attend this event.

MASSES

7:00 A.M. Holy Angels Mass
8:00 A.M. Saint Wendelin Mass
8:30 A.M. Saint Sylvester Mass
9:00 A.M. Saint Albert the Great Mass
7:00 P.M. Holy Angels Mass

LITURGIES

12:00 P.M. Holy Angels Liturgy Of The Word
12:00 P.M. Saint Sylvester Liturgy Of The Word
12:00 P.M. Saint Basil Liturgy Of The Word

6:00 P.M. Saint Albert Liturgy Of The Word
7:00 P.M. Saint Sylvester Liturgy Of The Word

The Light is On for You!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

“The Light is On for You!” is an initiative of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord.

Confession will be available:

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Holy Angels Church
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Holy Apostles (Saint Basil Church)
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saint Sylvester Church

Stations of The Cross
Fridays Of Lent

  8:30 A.M. Holy Angels
11:00 A.M.     Saint Albert
1:45 P.M.  Saint Sylvester
6:00 P.M.  Saint Basil
7:00 P.M.  Saint Sylvester

Christ died for us—take some time out of your day to be with the Lord.

Seven Church Walk
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Following the 7:00 PM Mass at Holy Angels Church

The Holy Name Society of Holy Angels is sponsoring a Seven Church Walk immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper on Holy Thursday.

The bus will depart from the main parking lot of the church. All are welcome, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat on the bus contact Deacon Dan @ 412-884-7744 ext. 207.

“Let us remember His house and fill it with Joy”

Holy Angels Parish
Fish Fry

Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019
All Fridays in Lent
Good Friday

Eat in or Take Out

Available  11:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Phone: 412-461-9503

Holy Apostles Parish
Fish Fry

Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019
All Friday of Lent
Good Friday

Eat in or Take Out
St. Albert the Great Campus
Faith Formation Building (lower level)

Available  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Phone: 412-440-0221

Credit Cards and Checks Welcome

Holy Apostles Parish CCD Lenten Project

Again this year the Holy Apostles CCD will be collecting items for the Pittsburgh Ronald McDonald House. A list of needed items will be sent home to the CCD families. The collection begins on Sunday, March 10th. Thank you!

The list of items is also available by clicking on the FLYER button.