Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Parroquia de Nuestra
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish
Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Medalla Milagrosa
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri:
5:00 PM — Vigil
8:00 AM & 11:00 AM
2:30 PM — La Misa en español
10:00 AM & 6:00 PM
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
300 Pike Street.
Meadow Lands PA 15347
Oﬃce Hours: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
February 7, 2016
February 7, 2016
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
CONFESSIONS / EVENTS
9:30 AM Benedic on 10:00 AM Mass 8:00‐11:00 AM SUPER BOWL PANCAKE BREAKFAST—Church Hall 10:45‐11:30 AM Confession 4:00 PM Confession 5:00 PM Mass 8:00 AM Mass
9:00‐10:30 AM CCD, CCD Center 11:00 AM Mass 2:30 PM Spanish Mass Page 2
OBSERVANCES & READINGS
Raymond Bazzoli +, req. Jon Skowvron Family Living & Deceased Members of the Chuey Family, req. Bob & Philomena Chuey St. Paul Miki and Companions;
1 Kgs 3:4‐13; Ps 119:9‐14; Mk 6:30‐34 Iola Nakoneczny +, req. Bingo Workers Elmer Sobansky + (Wedding Anniversary Rememberance) Req. Pancake Breakfast Workers PARISHIONERS Fi h Sunday in Ordinary Time;
World Day for Consecrated Life;
Boy Scout Sunday Is 6:1‐2a, 3‐8; Ps 138:1‐5, 7‐8; 1 Cor 15:1‐11 [3‐8, 11]; Lk 5:1‐11
10:00 AM Mass 10:45 AM Miraculous Medal Novena Todd Strupek +, req. Messina Family St. Jerome Emiliani;
St. Josephine Bakhita;
Chinese New Year 4714
1 Kgs 8:1‐7, 9‐13; Ps 132:6‐7, 8‐10; Mk 6:53‐56 TUE.
10:00 AM Mass In Honor of the Holy Face of Jesus, req. Friend 1 Kgs 8:22‐23, 27‐30; Ps 84:3‐5, 10‐11; Mk 7:1‐13 WED.
Mary Stanish +, req. Eugene & Mary Beth Rozzi Ash Wednesday;
John Orbin +, req. Nick & Lil Atria Fast and Abs nence; Almsgiving
John (Jack) Miller +, req. Father Carmen D’Amico Jl 2:12‐18; Ps 51:3‐6ab, 12‐14, 17; 2 Cor 5:20 — 6:2; Mt 6:1‐6, 16‐18 THU.
10:00 AM Mass 7:00 PM Finance Council Mee ng
Mass w/Ashes Mass w/Ashes Mass w/Ashes Bingo, CCD Center RCIA 10:00 AM Mass 10:45 AM Divine Mercy 7:00 –9:00 PM Hispanic Youth Group CCD Center 9:30 AM Benedic on 10:00 AM Mass 10:45‐11:30 AM Confession 4:00 PM Confession 5:00 AM Mass 8:00 AM Mass 11:00 AM Mass 2:30 PM Spanish Mass John Pomykala +, req. John Oliveri Our Lady of Lourdes;
World Day of the Sick;
Na onal Shut‐in Visita on Day
Dt 30:15‐20; Ps 1:1‐4, 6; Lk 9:22‐25
Walter Ki a +, req. Rosemary Kulezak Lincoln’s Birthday; Abs nence
Is 58:1‐9a; Ps 51:3‐6ab, 18‐19; Mt 9:14‐15 Teresa Rumanek +, Req. Robert & Margaret Kovatch Family John Pomykala +, req. Bob Dragan Is 58:9b‐14; Ps 86:1‐6; Lk 5:27‐32 Jim Boylan +, req. Holy Name Society Joan Yoest + (Valen ne’s Day) Req. Husband Gene PARISHIONERS Dt 26:4‐10; Ps 91:1‐2, 10‐15; Rom 10:8‐13; Lk 4:1‐13
2014 –2015 FINANCIAL REPORT
Father Carmen will give the
2014-2015 Parish Financial Report
at all the Masses (February 6/7).
He will report on the parish income and
expenses for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 - June
30 2015. Copies of the report will be included in next
WINDOWS FOR NIGERIA
The Post-Gazette has an story on Father
John Odeyemi pur suing windows for a
church in Nigeria.
A link to the article is on our website:
in the section: “RESOURCES/NEWS”.
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February 7, 2016
QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO PARISH LIFE
CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
AT 11:00 MASS EACH SUNDAY
We will be starting a new ministry
here at Miraculous Medal, the
Children's Liturgy of the Word, for
children (ages 4 - 8 years). This
will take place each Sunday during
the 11am Mass. After the Opening
Prayer of the Mass, the children
(ages 4 - 8) who are present will be
called up to the altar by the priest
and will be given a blessing. Then
an adult leader will come forward
and take the children downstairs to a specially prepared
area and share with them the readings of the Mass, as
well as, a message based on the readings. The children
will pray their own Prayers of the Faithful and then
return to their families during the Offertory of the
Mass. The Chidren's Liturgy of the Word is designed to
make the Sunday readings and the Good News of Jesus
more understandable to our young children. We want
our children to know that they are special and that the
Mass is for them also.
We are looking for adults and young adults who
would be willing to be trained as Children's Liturgy of
the Word leaders. No prior experience is needed, only
a willingness to serve at least once or possibly twice a
month. The only requirements are that you love God
and love and care for his children. Also all Safe Environment clearances would be necessary for anyone
over the age of 18, in order to serve as a leader. We
are hoping to begin this new ministry on the
last Sunday of February ( February 28th).
If you are interested in serving as a Children's Liturgy of the Word leader please call Father Carmen at the
rectory. This will be a great opportunity to reach out to
our little brothers and sisters and help them to understand the Readings of the Mass at their own level.
JOIN BY TEXTMESSAGE
We’d like to welcome the newest
members of our faith community:
Russel & Marlene Panyko
We are grateful to God for you and
proud to call you our brother and
sister in Christ.
Le agradecemos a Dios por ustedes y estamos
orgullosos de llamarlos hermanos y hermanas en
AROUND THE DIOCESE
CALLED BY NAME COMMITTEE OF
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH
The Called by Name Committee of Immaculate Conception Parish is sponsor ing Landings, an 8 week
series program that invites Catholics to return to their faith by attending Mass and receiving the sacraments. We meet
every Monday evening in the
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Youth group room
from 7pm to 8:30pm.
The spring session begins February
8 through April 11. Perhaps you know someone who
has been away from the Church for awhile and wants
to renew their commitment to becoming an active
Please call Bill Bryker at 724-222-6480 or email
[email protected] for more info.
JFK NIGHT AT THE RACES
REST IN PEACE
Please pray for the souls of
Mathew Piacenza, Parishioner,
brother of Marolyn Piacenza.
May his soul and all the souls of the
faithful departed rest in peace.
THE MASS ON THE WEB
Don’t forget to stop by our website while you are
surfing the web. We are constantly updating it with
news and events. We also have our Masses streamed
live as well as archived from previous Masses.
Register on the site to get current news.
John F. Kennedy Catholic School presents:
A Night at the Races
on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at
John F. Kennedy Catholic Middle School Cafeteria
Doors will open at 7:00pm. Enjoy a fun, non-smoking,
adult night out. Regular admission tickets are $20.00
and include a light snack buffet as well as drinks. Become an owner of one of our race horses with a donation of $25.00. This pr ice includes one gener al
admission ticket and a chance to win more if your
horse wins its race. For additional information please
call school office: 724-225-1680.
February 7, 2016
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
LA FE DE LA PARROQUIA
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!
SANTO, SANTO, SANTO!
“Holy, holy, holy!” Ancient languages, like the Hebrew used in the scriptures, did not always have a way to express
superlatives in one word. Isaiah could not
say God was “holiest,” so he used the
threefold repetition of the same word. This bit of scriptural minutiae about these “three little words” that we
sing at every Mass serves as a reminder that answering
God’s call has to be grounded in awareness of God’s
holiness. In Isaiah and in the Gospel passage today, we
hear accounts of the revelation of God’s power and
might: the seraphim in the temple and the miraculous
catch of fish. These are not wondrous revelations for
their own sakes. They lead to a response in mission,
Isaiah’s “Here I am, send me!” and the disciples’ leaving everything to follow Jesus. And so must our own
“Holy, Holy, Holy!” lead us to Christ in the Eucharist
every Sunday, and to a life following him day by day.
“¡Santo, Santo, Santo!”. Los idiomas antiguos, como el hebreo empleado en la Sagrada Escritura, no
siempre tenían la manera de expresar superlativos en
una sola palabra. Isaías no tenía una palabra similar a
“santísimo”, así que usó la triple repetición de la misma
palabra. Este detalle de minucia bíblica sobre estas
“tres pequeñas palabras” que cantamos en Misa cada
domingo sirve para recordarnos que responder al llamado de Dios tiene que basarse en estar consciente de la
santidad de Dios. En Isaías y el pasaje del Evangelio de
hoy, escuchamos relatos que revelan el poder y la fuerza de Dios: los serafines en el templo y la pesca milagrosa. Estas no son revelaciones maravillosas sin razón.
Dan lugar a una respuesta misionera, la de “Aquí estoy,
¡envíame!” de Isaías y la de los discípulos que lo dejan
todo para seguir a Jesús. De igual manera nuestro
“¡Santo, Santo, Santo!” nos lleva a Cristo en la Eucaristía de cada domingo, y a una vida de seguirlo día tras
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
As the Roman Empire shattered and collapsed, the
bishops were the people best equipped to catch the falling stones. In the West (that’s us), they sought to stabilize society by weaving a structure of laws and courts
to uphold the rights and dignity of married couples in a
chaotic world. The bishops in the East had a different
approach, even allowing the dissolution of marriages in
certain cases. To an extent, the bishops took a measure
of control away from the fathers of families in order to
provide pastoral care for those who suffered most in the
social collapse: women and children.
Cuando era niño mi padre
me llevaba al rancho de mi
abuelito en México. En una
de esas visitas mi abuelo y
mis tíos estaban quemando la
tierra en su rancho. Mientras
el fuego ardía, papa Manuel nos explicaba que era necesario reducir todo en cenizas para que la tierra recobrara sus fuerzas y quedará más fértil. Sin saberlo, mi
abuelo me dio la imagen que hasta hoy sostiene mi concepto del Miércoles de Cenizas y de la cuaresma.
In the West, much of the marriage law was contained in the “penitential books” the bishops devised to
regulate the lives of public sinners. In the seventh century, Theodore of Canterbury’s penitential book said
that he had the power to give consent to remarriage in
the case of a poor fellow whose wife had been carried
off by the Vikings. If the Vikings subsequently brought
her back, she could remarry, too! No bishop ever made
peace with divorce, but there was never a time when
the pastoral concern of the church was not struggling
with how to care for people in unhappy situations.
El Miércoles de Cenizas es la fiesta cristiana que
por lo menos doce siglos ha señalado el comienzo de la
Cuaresma. No cabe duda que para los latinos este día es
de particular atracción. Es uno de los pocos días del año
litúrgico en cual llegamos al templo en masa por tal de
recibir las cenizas en la frente.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
Nosotros somos un pueblo enraizado en la tierra y
sabemos que la tierra necesita quemarse de vez en
cuando para seguir produciendo. Nosotros como la tierra necesitamos dominarnos y cultivarnos para producir
frutos y flores para el Señor y los demás.
LOS CUMPLEAÑOS DE ESTA SEMANA
Christan Mitchell, Pamela Oliverio, Andrea Ward, Philip Agos nelli, Sharon Goulding, Joy Lynn Ranko, Lil Agos nell, Ma hew Al eri, Melissa Hancher, Lesa Presto, Mark Trischler, Robert Dragan, Amy Bitz, Mark Meili, Toni Supek, Jus n Trunzo, Elizabeth Vulcano, Cindy Alexander, Mary Ellen Gregg, Barbara Hixenbaugh and Frank Mazur February 7, 2016
QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Page 5
THE MESSAGE ON THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
For a humble guy, St. Paul really tells it like it is. It seems some of the Corinthians did not believe
that Christ rose from the dead, or that resurrection was a spiritual symbol of forgiveness of sins. So Paul
lists those witnesses who actually saw the risen Jesus, last and least of these being Paul himself. Now we
are used to thinking of Paul as one of the greatest apostles, even though we know he once persecuted
Christians. So you might think he is being overly humble, like someone fishing for a compliment. No, Paul
is only interested in making sure the Corinthians understand just how much God has done.
Besides being “born abnormally” (1 Corinthians 15:8), that is, coming to follow Christ in such an
unusual way, he felt unworthy because of so many Christians he hurt before his conversion. Yet he turns
that unworthiness into an example of how much God has done through him, so he can say that he worked
harder than any other apostles because of God’s grace, not Paul’s strength. The same grace that turned
a former enemy into a friend also gave him the strength to spread the gospel farther than anyone else at
In today’s Gospel, Peter has a similar experience. He was a fisherman who knew his business
and knew that some days, the fish just aren’t there. So when Jesus tells him to go out one more time, try
one more cast of the nets, Peter probably thought he’d show Jesus that it was no use. Then when they
caught enough fish to fill both boats, he realized that his pride was sinful. He was unworthy to receive
such bounty from the Lord. And yet Jesus tells him that “you will be catching men” (Luke 5:10).
How many of us are like Peter and Paul, thinking we know just what our place in the world is, relying on our own strengths to do our jobs? Surely that’s all God expects of us, right? They found Jesus calling them to a much more challenging life. Do we have the courage to listen to God’s call to serve?
PARISH INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
Carmen A. D’Amico, Pastor
John Odeyemi, Priest in Residence
Anton V. Mobley, Permanent Deacon
Rosalie Eckels, Religious Education Director
Jennifer Derrick, Music Director & Organist
Mary Ann Lecci, Parish Secretary
Don Ross, Coordinator of Ministries
Andrew James, M aintenance, M on-Fri
Dean Gindlesperger, M aintenance, Sat-Sun
Area Code (724)
Religious Education Office:
Religious Education Fax:
e-mail: [email protected]
5:00 p.m. Vigil
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m.—La Misa en español
Mon - Sat: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Holy Days: (check bulletin schedule)
Thursday at noon for the following week.
Baptism and Marriage
Contact the Rectory
Safe Environment Coordinator
Email:. [email protected] aculousmedalchur ch.or g
Diocesan Abuse Hotline
Average Weekly Expense
Collec on for Sunday January 24, 2016
Parish Share Assessment:
Parish Share collected to date:
Anything collected over our Parish Share assessment will go into our savings.