Saint Matthias Parish
We are less than a month away from becoming one parish under the name of St. Matthias. It is an exciting time as we look at this Pentecost and the solemn feasts we celebrate during these next weekends, they speak to us of a Church alive in Christ. As with all new beginnings, there is also a passing away of the old. They can seem like small deaths in our lives and the closing of churches can seem that way. For many of us, as my home church will be one to close as well, it is a loss that hurts but as with Christs death the promise is always new life. We need to focus on newness of life. To celebrate the movement from death to life we are scheduling Masses to be said as closing liturgies for the churches that will not be used after the merging to one parish:
Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm........... St. Mary’s Crucible
Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 pm....... St. Thomas, Clarksville(Reception to follow at St. Marcellus Social Hall, Jefferson)
Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 pm......... Our Lady of Consolation, Nemacolin(Reception to follow at St. Hugh Social Hall, Carmichaels)
These should be celebrations of the life in faith they have provided the people of these areas. Invite those who have been members to come back for the celebrations and include an invitation to continue to pray and celebrate with us as we move forward as a new parish in the churches of St. Hugh, St Ann, St Ignatius and St Marcellus.
As St Matthias was a new apostle to replace Judas, so we are to be the new apostles going out within our new parish inviting people in. May God bless us all!
The proposed new Mass schedule (beginning the weekend of July 6 & July 7) for the new 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
Christmas in July ~ Thursday, July 25 ~ ALL INVITED!
Children of all ages and their families are invited to join in St. Matthias’s first celebration of “Christmas in July.”
Festive activities are planned for Thursday, July 25 at St. Ann’s Worship Site (Waynesburg) at 6:00 pm.
We will honor the true meaning of Christmas by creating an Advent Wreath. Each family will create one wreath. All items will be supplied. We will also be decorating and eating Christmas cookies, enjoy drinking frozen hot chocolate, singing Christmas Carols, and playing games.
We ask that each family bring a can good item for St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen.
Please notify us of the number of family members attending by Monday, July 22 by calling:
Holly Davin: 724-852-1452 or Irene Jacobs: 724-627-9425 You can also email at [email protected]
MEALS ON WHEELS
Immediate Help Needed!! The Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) ministry from St. Ann Church is in dire need for volunteers, men or women to deliver Meals start- ing Friday, July 26. One of our faithful longtime volunteers is relocating and needs replaced. We need help for the 4th and 5th Fridays. We really need your help to have this special ministry contin- ue. Please call Judy Milinovich at 724-627-3357 or Marci at the Waynesburg parish office at 724-627-7568.
A special thank you to all those who participated, volunteered their time and supported the Time, Treasures & Talents mini VBS event held at St. Ann Worship Site. The outpouring of support afforded our children the opportunity to receive an indispensable message.
We appreciate all those who so generously gave of their own time, treasures and talents to make the event such a success. Click here to see photo on page 8 in July 14th Bulletin (Publication).
Upcoming Bible Studies
Bible Study St. Ann Social Hall
Wednesdays at 7:00PM beginning May 1st, 2019
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
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!
Children's Choir Camp
Who: Children entering 1st through 8th grade.
High School students and adults are welcome to volunteer.
What: Singing, bell ringing, instruments, games, crafts, Mass, and more.
Where: Saint Alexis Campus,
10090 Old Perry Highway, Wexford Pa 15090
When: Monday, August 5, through Friday, Aug. 9,
from 9:00 a.m. - 12Noon
Check-in begins at 8:40 a.m. on Aug. 5th.
Sunday, August 10 - Mass at 4:00 p.m.
Cost is Free ~ Sponsored by the Catholic Community of Wexford
Click here for Registration Form ~ Registration due by July 26
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.