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ST.

DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI CATHOLIC


PARISH
722 WEST MAIN STREET • MONONGAHELA, PENNSYLVANIA 15063
Parish Office: 724-258-7742 • Parish Fax: 724-258-8733 • Madonna Catholic Regional School: 724-258-3199
Website: stdamienofmolokai.org • Email: stdamienparish@verizon.net
Diocesan Victim Hotline: 1-888-808-1235

MAY 6, 2018 - THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER


PASTORAL STAFF MISSION STATEMENT
Fr. William R. Terza ............................................. Pastor St. Damien of Molokai is a Catholic parish family which recognizes and
stdamienterzab@verizon.net embraces the gifts and talents of our faith filled people. The life of our
Deacon Al Poroda.............................Permanent Deacon patron saint inspires us to lead lives of love, hope and charity. Moving
DeaconAl611@gmail.com or 724-258-7742 x 13 forward, we will grow through our liturgy, teachings and outreach to all,
Mrs. Patricia Forsyth…………….……...Music Minister with the help of God and the gifts received through the Holy Eucharist.
pattyforsyth@comcast.net
Mrs. Kathy Miller ............................ Lead Administrator
kmiller@madonnacatholic.com
Mrs. Kathy Miller ................................. Faith Formation
kmiller@madonnacatholic.com
Phyllis DeMedio .............................................. Secretary
stdamiendemediop@verizon.net
Peggy Romeo ................................................... Secretary
stdamienromeop@verizon.net
Helena Glaneman .......... Safe Environment Coordinator
Alexsei521@yahoo.com or 724-503-7325

ST. DAMIEN FINANCIAL COUNCIL


Gloria DeRosa Alfred Galilei Steven Markovich
Richard Pantaleo Randall Rodriguez
ST. DAMIEN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Joyce Amatangelo Kathleen Barkey Thomas Caudill
Nancy Cole Sandra Craig Kris D’Andrea
James Greaves Thomas Kustron Denise Majoris
Anna Markovich Juliann Romasco Walter Tabory
INTERIM MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil .................................................. 4:00 p.m.
Sunday ........................................8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Friday ............................................... 8:00 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday................................................... 8:30–9:00 a.m.
Saturdays ................................................ 3:00–3:30 p.m.
All Masses & Reconciliation are at St. Damien
of Molokai Church 722 West Main Street
BAPTISMS: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12:15 p.m. and 4th
Sunday at Mass.
WEDDINGS: Please make arrangements by calling the
Parish Office 6 months in advance.
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May 6, 2018 ST. DAMIEN FAITH FORMATION


The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6: First Eucharist @ 11am Mass
May 8: Confirmation @ 7:00pm /
St. Damien

Saturday, May 5, 2018 WORLD FAMOUS ST.


4:00pm Mary Poroda DAMIEN DONUTS ARE
(St. Damien Altar Rosary/Christian Mothers) ON SALE THIS WEEK-
Sunday, May 6, 2018 END, MAY 5TH & 6TH.
8:30am Andrew James Popich
(Jerry Thompson)
11:00am Living and Deceased Members
WANTED:
of the Parish - First Eucharist Cookie Bakers for Confirmation reception,
Monday, May 7, 2018 Tuesday, May 8th. Please drop off your baked
8:00am Joseph Curka (Frank J. Curka) goods at Madonna Catholic Regional School caf-
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 eteria after 12:15 on Tuesday the 8th. For any
8:00am Ed & Grace Holod (Daughter, Perri) questions, please call Carol Pollock at 412-600-
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5344. Many thanks!
8:00am Mary Boyd (Cousin, Karen Fullerton)
Thursday, May 10, 2018– Ascension Tuesday Morning Bible Study (Parish Center) Eve-
9:00am Mary Ann Ghilani (Rick Ghilani) ry Tuesday morning from 11:00am-12Noon)
7:00pm Joseph Rotella Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first Tues-
(Mr. & Mrs. Edward Riley) day of every month at 6:00pm.
Friday, May 11, 2018 Holy Hour—(Church) The last Wednesday of each
8:00am William Patterson (Cindy Patterson) month from 6-7pm.
NO MCRS School Mass
Man Up (Fr. Abbate Hall) Meets every 1st and 3rd
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Wednesday at 7:00pm. All men of the parish are
4:00pm Living and Deceased Members welcome to attend.
of the Parish
Sunday, May 13, 2018—Mother’s Day Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday from
12:00noon—6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071 for sched-
8:30am Living and Deceased Members
uling.
of the Parish
11:00am Living and Deceased Members Catholic Men’s Fellowship The 1st & 3rd Satur-
of the Parish day of each month at 7:30-8am at St. Damien for
Adoration, to St. Francis for 8:30am Mass and then
to breakfast.
ST. ANTHONY NOVENA
Holy Name Society (Church) Second Sunday of
The Solemn 13-week Novena to each month with Rosaries at 8am and then to the par-
St. Anthony will continue this ish park for the meeting after the 8:30am Mass.
week after the 8:00am Mass on
Tuesday. Let us come together to Mark your calendar for Wednesday,
honor St. Anthony and ask his May 9th, if you enjoy working with
help for the special needs that your hands. We need help trimming,
each of us has. weeding, transplanting and planting
around the church, rectory and
PLEASE NOTE: Holy Hour will be held on grounds. If you have these talents, we would like
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 6-7pm. Holy to talk to you in Fr. Leger Hall at 7pm.
Hour will be held on the last Wednesday of the Thank you,
month from 6-7pm moving forward. Landscaping Committee
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Congratulations to our First Communicants


It is with great joy that we congratulate this year’s first communicants. As these young children
gather around the Table of the Lord to begin a life long journey of spiritual nourishment in the
Holy Eucharist, let us remember our responsibility to help them stay close to the Lord Jesus.
As our young communicants gather we are mindful of the many people who have helped them in their
formation. We offer our gratitude to our Faith Formation Director, Mrs. Kathy Miller; and our catechists
Mrs. Dorothy Weldon and Ms. Sarah Wray for their service to our second graders and their families. Ad-
ditionally we offer our prayers and congratulations to the following children and families: Emma Bartkus,
Mitchell Barkey, Alexander Benney, Olivia Cain, Sienna Chiprich, Aidan Cole, Olive DiBernardo, Madi-
son Denillo, Jackson Douglas, Launna Fries, Erik Gunstrom, Gianna Jericho, Cole Konek, Reece Lape,
Tyler Loar, Adela Lopez, Jake Lopez, Camden Matusik, Kennedy Nash, Zachary Neidermeyer, Caedyn
Parry, Aaron Pennell, Natalia Rapp, Mason Ribnicky, Marco Rongaus, Ryleigh Sento, Rylee Swan, Gian-
na Timko, Nicholas Stasko and Stephanie Yuratovich.

Love One Another: The Call to Build Relationships – As the On Mis-


sion for The Church Alive! announcements continue to sink in, we hear Je-
sus’ call in today’s Gospel to “love one another.” It’s a simple command,
without condition or rationalization. To love one another is the call of the
Christian life and is at the heart of the On Mission! initiative. In the com-
ing months the parishes in our grouping will begin to work together to
build relationships rooted in faith, hope and love. These relationships should not be forced or
fake but should recognize that we are one in our Catholic faith and that nothing should divide
us. Then, with our common faith and love for one another as our foundation, we will be able
to form parishes that are truly alive as resources, efforts and energies are shared. It can be easy
to love what is familiar to us. As we journey On Mission for The Church Alive! let us seek
new ways to heed Jesus’ call to love one another. Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn
more and to stay informed.

SUMMERFEST 2018
There will be a SummerFest planning meeting on Wednesday,
May 23rd at 7:00pm in Fr. Leger Hall/Madonna Cafeteria.
Anyone interested in helping is asked to attend.
SummerFest is Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st.

Duquesne University’s largest open house event, DuquesneFest, will be held this summer on
Sunday, June 10, 2018 beginning at 8:00am. This exciting day is a fun way for Fall 2018
high school seniors to learn more about the University.
Register online at www.duq.edu/duquesnefest.

DON’T FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


May pick-up date is: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Items needed for the month of May are:
Canned Fruit, Spaghetti, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly & Toilet Paper
*Please be sure to check expiration dates on items given to the Food Bank.
Thank you!
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ARCM ~ MAY BANQUET


Members of St. Damien ARCM, who made a reservation, are reminded that our May Banquet
takes place tomorrow, Monday, May 7th at Father Abbate Hall beginning at 6:30 PM. We
will honor the Mother of the Year.

MAN UP MEETING
The Man Up men’s group will be meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm in Fr. Abbate
Hall. All men of the parish are invited to attend.

MANDATED REPORTER TRAINING


If you work closely with the children and haven’t completed the training,
please consider one of the following classes:
St. Thomas More Parish, 126 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
St. Benedict the Abbot Parish, 120 Abington Dr., McMurray, PA
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm
Please contact Helena Glaneman, Safe Environment Coordinator for help with registration. 724-503-7325

Catholic Charities' Washington County 23nd Annual Golf Classic


This June 13th, Catholic Charities’ Washington office hosts its 23nd Annual Golf Classic at
Lone Pine Country Club. It will be a Scramble Format with a Shot Gun start at 1pm. Ideal
for relaxing, networking, and/or entertaining clients, the Golf Classic supports program-
ming at Catholic Charities’ Washington County Outreach, including Basic Needs Assis-
tance, Pregnancy and Parenting Support, and Professional Counseling Services. To pur-
chase tickets and/or sponsorships, please call Susan weekdays between 9 am and 1 pm, at
(724) 228-1206. (If you call after 1 pm, your call will be directed to Castle Tower answering
service. Please leave your message; it will be collected the next work day.)

EIGHTY-THIRD INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC ROSARY MARCH


Sunday, May 20, 2018
Schedule of events:
Please note Sunday Masses at Epiphany Church are 8:00a.m., 10:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. at 184 Wash-
ington Place, Uptown, Pittsburgh
1:10p.m. Festival of Praise Music
1:30p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament—Fr. Thomas Gillespie
Following the Liturgy of the Word there will be a Eucharistic Procession through the City of Pitts-
burgh with the Most Blessed Sacrament and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima returning to Epiphany
Church for the Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima, pray Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction with
The Most Blessed Sacrament.
Any questions, call 412-882-3027, 412-596-6492 or 412-884-3213.
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Offertory Report 04/29/2018 Reflections


Offertory Mass By Deacon Al
4:00pm Our
2278.00 Offering Attendance
It’s important to note that the readings
8:30am 2066.00 Back this week, pinpoint the word “Love”
11:00am 1864.00 To 4:00pm 192 Love can be described in many ways:
God
Mail In 407.00 8:30am 161 Love as a word describes an emotion
11:00am 216 with vastly differing degrees of intensity. We can say we
Total $ 6,615.00 love ice cream and chocolate, and we can pledge our
love to a husband or wife until our dying breath. Love is
Weekly Offertory Goal Total 569 one of the most powerful emotions we can experience.
$7,500 Humans crave love from the moment of existence. And
the Bible tells us that God is love. For Christian believ-
ers, love is the true test of genuine faith.
The special On Mission for the Church Alive! Four unique forms of love are found in the Bible. They
May 4th issue of the Pittsburgh Catholic was are communicated through four Greek words: Eros,
mailed to every registered household in the dio- Storge, Philia, and Agape. We'll explore these different
cese, courtesy of the parish. It will be packed types of love characterized by romantic love, family
with information about On Mission for the love, brotherly love, and God's divine love. As we do,
we'll discover what love really means, and how to follow
Church ALIVE! and will include the following: Jesus Christ's command to "love one another."
Eros (Pronounced: AIR-ohs) is the Greek word for sen-
 Complete lists of parish groupings and cler- sual or romantic love. The term originated from the
gy assignments related to On Mission for the mythological Greek goddess of love, sexual desire, phys-
Church Alive! ical attraction, and physical love. Even though the term is
 Multiple articles that give context to these not found in the Old Testament, Song of Solomon vividly
changes portrays the passion of erotic love.
 Questions and answers about On Mission Storge (Pronounced: STOR-jay) is a term for love in the
 A glossary of On Mission terms Bible that you may not be familiar with. This Greek
word describes family love, the affectionate bond that
And much more! develops naturally between parents and children, and
brothers and sisters. Many examples of family love are
found in Scripture, such as the mutual protection among
Madonna Catholic Noah and his wife, the love of Jacob for his sons, and the
Regional School strong love the sisters Martha and Mary had for their
brother Lazarus.
731 Chess St., Monongahela, PA
Philia (Pronounced: FILL-ee-uh) is the type of intimate
love in the Bible that most Christians practice toward
Upcoming—Madonna Marathon each other. This Greek term describes the powerful emo-
Madonna Catholic Regional School will be tional bond seen in deep friendships. Philia is the most
holding their Marathon on Monday, May general type of love in Scripture, encompassing love for
14th. If you’d like to sponsor our students fellow humans, care, respect, and compassion for people
in need. The concept of brotherly love that unites believ-
in their efforts, please call the school of- ers is unique to Christianity.
fice at 724-258-3199.
Agape (Pronounced: Uh-GAH-pay) is the highest of the
Great things are happening at Madonna. four types of love in the Bible. This term defines God's
Be a part of it! immeasurable, incomparable love for humankind. It is
the divine love that comes from God. Agape love is per-
ENROLL NOW fect, unconditional, sacrificial, and pure. Jesus Christ
Madonna Catholic Regional School is cur- demonstrated this kind of divine love to his Father and to
rently registering students age 3 through all humanity in the way he lived and died.
Grade 8 for the 2018-19 School Year. This week, as we explore, give examples of and define
the different types of Love, you decide when you leave
Please call the school office for additional your understanding of and the spreading of the Gospel
information or to schedule a tour. Great through your own life.
beginnings last a lifetime! 724-258-3199. Pray for one another, Deacon AL