Saint Matthias Parish
During the month of July, we celebrated final and closing liturgies for the four churches that will be closed. No longer will they be used for sacramental celebrations in our new parish of St. Matthias. For those of you who participat- ed in the liturgies, you know how difficult this was, and the grieving of the loss continues.
During this past week, as of August 2nd, I received the bishops acceptance of our petition to close these church build- ings: Our Lady of Consolation in Nemacolin, St. Mary’s in Crucible, Sacred Heart in Rices Landing, and St. Thomas in Clarksville. Click on the churches' names (links above) for the declaration of the closings. All of those persons and families who helped lay the foundation of our faith here in Greene County have our prayers and gratitude, they are not forgotten as we move on as the parish of St. Matthias. Please pray for them and our parish.
Due to the financial difficulties that our new parish is facing we had to make some difficult decisions concerning which buildings we could afford to operate as we move forward. There will continue to be difficult decisions to be made, but may Christ enliven our hearts and minds to share God’s love and joy. We are a pilgrim people and are not home yet.
Pray all ways, pray always, Fr. Al McGinnis
The current Mass schedule for Saint Matthias Parish is:
4:00 pm at St. Ann, Waynesburg
6:00 pm at St. Hugh, Carmichaels
8:30 am at St. Ann, Waynesburg
9:30 am at St. Hugh, Carmichaels
10:30 am at St. Marcellus, Jefferson
11:30 am at St. Ignatius, Bobtown
UPCOMING COUNTY– WIDE MEETINGS
We need you to be involved in the life of the parish. It is fully expressed in our Sunday celebrations, but is meant to be carried over into our everyday lives. We are asking for volunteers to step forward to be trained in various areas of importance.
Some of those areas are the various ministries at Mass: environment coordinators, readers, musicians, servers, adult sacristans; but then Eucharistic ministers (who may be asked to take communion to the sick and home bound) and bereavement ministers (those who can help with funerals as well as visitation at the funeral homes) are also ministries we would like to encourage.
If you would be interested in helping with the further development of these ministries please come on:
Thursday evening (August 15th) after the 6:30 pm mass for the Assumption of Mary at St. Hugh Social Hall at about 7:30 pm.
All are welcome to come and see what is possible. Thank you.
Finance Council — Monday, August 12 at 7:00 pm, St. Marcellus Social Hall
Pastoral Council — Monday, August 19 at 7:00 pm, St Marcellus Social Hall
CCD RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ~ Greene County
Click here for the CCD Registration Form for ALL students (or see August 4th Bulletin on Page 9)
registering for any CCD programs for Grade 1 (& Kindergarten at St. Ann only) thru Grade 8
in Saint Matthias Parish, Greene County.
Return completed form to (your selected) CCD Program: St. Ann CCD, 232 E High St, Waynesburg, PA 15370 OR
St. Hugh CCD, 408 Route 88, Carmichaels, PA 15320 OR St. Ignatius CCD Director, Jennifer Dickerson.
OR deposit completed forms in the offertory basket in an envelope titled (your selected) CCD Program (i.e. St. Ann CCD Registration). Thank you.
CCD CLASSES BEGIN:
St. Ignatius CCD classes be held before Sunday Mass, beginning September 8, 2019, from 10:00 am to 11:15 am in St. Ignatius Hall, Bobtown PA.
St. Hugh Elementary CCD (grades 1 thru 5) - Classes begin Monday, September 9, from 4:30 to 5:35 pm at St. Hugh Church. First day of class only - all students will meet in the church and proceed from there with their teachers to their assigned classroom. Following class, parents must sign-out their child in the church.
St. Hugh Middle School CCD (grades 6, 7 and 8) - Classes begin Sunday, September 8, following 9:30 am Mass (approx. 10:15 am) until 11:20 am in the Fr. Stack Annex at St. Hugh Church.
St. Ann CCD program will begin on Sunday September 15, 2019, from at 9:30 am to 11:00 am
EVENTS for ALL 1ST COMMUNION STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS in GREENE COUNTY - GRADE 2 CCD:
MASS & Parent Meeting– Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Marcellus Church, 1340 Jefferson Rd, Jefferson, PA 15344.
Whole family is invited. Attendance of 1st Communicant and his/her parent is required.
First Parent Session – Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Ann Church, 232 E High St, Waynesburg, PA 15370.
One parent / guardian is required to attend these monthly sessions.
Upcoming Bible Studies
Adult Bible Study at St. Hugh
AM & PM Sessions will be held at St. Hugh Church in Father Stack Annex
AM Session ~ TUESDAYS 9:00 AM ~ Sept. 10 thru Oct. 29
GALATIANS: SET FREE TO LIVE BY JEFF CAVINS AND GAYLE SOMERS
Our AM Bible Study will explore Paul’s letter to the Galatians, which speaks directly to the heart of Christians and addresses the most important question we can ask: “What must we do to be saved?” It speaks of theextraordinary gift of salvation that Jesus has won for us, and how we can unite ourselves to Christ’s redeemingsacrifice.
In the new study by Galatians: Set Free to Live by Jeff Cavins, learn what it means to have this filial relationship with God the Father, how He honors us as His children, and how we must honor Him as our loving Father. This study features EIGHT sessions with a 40-minute DVD presentation followed by a 20-minute group discussion. Last class is on October 29.
PM Session ~ TUESDAYS 6:00 PM ~ Sept. 10 thru Nov. 12
PETER: CORNERSTONE OF CATHOLICISM BY TIM GRAY
Our PM Bible Study will learn about Peter: Cornerstone of Catholicism, which offers a fascinating, in-depth study series on the life and meaning of St. Peter. Join Dr. Tim Gray as he takes us on anintensive journey into the life of one of history’s most compelling characters. together biblical stories, historical knowledge, solid Church teaching, and personal insights, Dr. Gray gives a fresh perspective on the fisherman to whom Jesus entrusted his Church. In these ten stirring lectures, learn what happens when
flawed humanity comes up against God made flesh. This study features TEN sessions with a 45-minute DVD presentation followed by a 30-minute group discussion. Last class is on November 12.
Bible Study St. Ann Social Hall
Wednesdays at 7:00PM
No RSVP (you may just come & enjoy)
STUDY TOPIC: Every Sunday at Mass, Catholics around the world hear 3 or 4 passages from the Bible. We end up listening to hundreds of passages from Scripture. Join us weekly as Dr. Brant Pitre takes us for an in-depth Bible study on the Gospel readings, connecting them with the Old Testament reading and Responsorial Psalm for each Sunday Mass.
~ You will learn the meaning of passages, why the various readings were chosen and put together, and how the Old Testament reading points forward to the New Testament and how the New Testa- ment fulfills the Old.
~ Understand the Biblical roots of the Catholic faith and how the readings that are given to us each week are meant to be applied to our daily lives, walking with Christ as Disciples of the Lord.
For other talks by Dr. Brant Pitre, visit our Formed community at: www.theccofgc.formed.org
(No Parish code needed. Already registered: use your previous user name & password)
New: Click "Register” and Enter your name, email, and desired password
The Greene County Ladies Guild will sponsor a Calendar Party
on Sunday, October 20, 2019,
at 2:00 pm
in the St. Marcellus Social Hall, Jefferson PA.
Anyone throughout the county interested in being a hostess please contact:
Virginia Kancir at 724-377-1168 or
Ann DeVito at 724-883-3084.
Deadline for reserving tables will be August 26, 2019.
BUS TRIP — OPEN TO ALL
Sponsored by the St. Hugh Altar-Rosary Society
WHERE: The Sight-n-Sound Theater, Lancaster, PA, for the live production of The Miracle of Christmas
WHEN: November 14, 2019
COST: $135 per person (includes bus, dinner & show)
RESERVATIONS DUE – September 1
For reservations call: Kathy at 724-583-9632
or Mary Ann at 724-583-2580 or see Arlene at St. Hugh Church
Limited seating available on a first come basis.
Hurry the bus is filling fast!
4:00 pm -- St. Ann, Waynesburg
6:00 pm -- St. Hugh, Carmichaels
8:30 am -- St. Ann, Waynseburg
9:30 am -- St. Hugh, Carmichaels
10:30 am -- St. Marcellus, Jefferson
11:30 am -- St. Ignatius, Bobtown
8:00 am -- St. Ann, Waynesburg
9:00 am -- St. Hugh, Carmichaels
9:00 am -- St. Marcellus, Jefferson
9:00 am -- St. Hugh, Carmichaels
6:30 pm -- St. Ann, Waynesburg
9:00 am, TH -- St. Ignatius, Bobtown
9:00 am -- St. Hugh, Carmichaels
12:15 pm, F -- St. Ann, Waynesburg
Please see the bulletin for weekly adjustments
St. Ann: After the 4:00 pm Saturday Mass
St. Hugh: After 6:00 pm Saturday Mass
St. Marcellus: After the 10:30 am Sunday Mass
St. Ignatius: After the 11:30 am Sunday Mass
Please consult Calendar of Events for Mass Schedule on Holy Days of Obligation
There are no upcoming scheduled events.