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Easter 2014

With EASTER upon us, it is important to look back and express our gratitude to all who made this LENT and HOLY WEEK a time of grace. So THANK YOU to ALL of our liturgical ministers and decorators….to the choirs and ringers and musicians…to those who attend extra services and daily Mass…to our fish dinner volunteers and supporters…to Sister Charlene and the Adult Ed crew…..to the office staff and those who contributed to the welfare of the parish…to all who were generous in time, talent and treasure to the parish and to Father Len…..and to the Lord for His deep love.   HAPPY EASTER!

 

He is Not here

Coming up this week 

Complete calendar of April Events

There will NOT be Morning Mass the week of April 21-25.  Father Len will be away this week.
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Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be held next Sunday, April 27 at our 8:30 am Mass. The children will be called forth to go to the Francis Room, where they will hear the Liturgy of the Word in readings they will understand. The Children’s Liturgy will be held again on Sunday, May 4th at 8:30 Mass. We are in need of more volunteers for this ministry. Our goal is to be able to offer this ministry at all Mass times, and on a regular basis, starting in the fall.  Training will be provided as well as all materials.  Virtus certification is required and more information will be announced for the training dates available. Contact Julie at jhenry2@dioceseofgreensburg.org for more information or to sign up.
children's liturgy

 

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Daily Readings        Saint of the Day

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  Regular Confessions resume on Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 am. Due to First Communion, there will NOT be any confession on Saturday, May 3 and May 10.  Please make a note of these dates.  
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Altar Server Training has been scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm in church. If you are in the 4th grade or up, and have made your First Communion, please consider assisting with the Ministry. Scheduling is done based on your Mass preference and availability.  In order to ensure that we have enough handouts, there is a sign up sheet in the back of church on the counter, or contact Julie at the office (jhenry2@dioceseofgreensburg.org), by Tuesday, April 22nd.  If you are unable to attend the training but are interested in signing up, contact Julie and we will make arrangements for training.  Won’t you consider sharing of your time and talent for this very important ministry?
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spring cleaningIT’S SPRING CLEANING TIME!!!!!!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 for a much needed spring cleaning of our church. We will begin at 9:00 am (after morning Mass/rosary) and work until 2:00 pm each day.  Lunch will be provided. Bring your bucket and some cleaning rags.  We will supply the Murphy’s Oil Soap.  In the event of a funeral, we will need to reschedule.  A sign up sheet is available in the back of church or you may notify Julie by email at jhenry2@dioceseofgreensburg.org.  Be sure to leave a phone number of email address so that you can be notified in the event of rescheduling due to a funeral.  Won’t you come out and lend a hand?   Many hands make a light load.
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Diocesan Lenten Appeal (DLA) – The parish is sincerely grateful to all who have responded to the Diocesan Lenten Appeal. To date, the total of pledges and gifts is $52,097 with 31.11% of our parish responding. That means we exceeded our diocesan target by $3,107 and need $2,903 to reach our parish goal of $55,000.  With 68% of our parish or 782 families left to respond, our parish goal is well within reach.Follow up letters from Father Len should be arriving in homes this week. If you haven’t made your gift, please prayerfully discern your gift and return your pledge card at Mass next weekend or return it to the Parish Office. In addition, you can make your pledge online at Donate.DioceseofGreensburg.org.
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Mark your calendar – The 3rd annual “Blessing of the Bikes” will be held on Sunday, May 4.  The event takes place in the rear church parking lot, and will begin at 2:00 pm.  Father Len will offer a Blessing service at 2:30 pm.  Enjoy indoor refreshments, live music by “Good News Blues” with Diana Mikash, prizes and a whole lot more! For more information, contact Diana at 724-989-4325.  Come and be blessed as you “Ride with God by your Side!” bike blessing

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Christian Mothers Spring Card Party will be held in Mack Hall on Thursday, May 8 starting at 6:30 pm.  Ticket Donations are $10 and are available by calling Pat Y. at 412-672-0279.  *Cards*Salad and Dessert Bar**Chinese Auction**Silent Bingo**Door Prizes**Share the Wealth
card party
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New this year at our Good Friday services and Tenebrae was a cross made by our own Shon Harrity.  It added so much to this beautiful service.
 

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Christian Mothers News:  Did you know…..the Cover of Many Colors is beginning at SEAS?  This project consists of making lap blankets for nearby residents in senior care homes, home bound friends, and veterans. We are looking for #4 or medium yarn to begin this undertaking. We are also looking for volunteers to crochet granny patches that are 4×4 inches or 3 rows of granny stitches.  Samples of these will be available in the Christian Mothers basket  located in the back of church. The squares can be returned to the basket, which are then stitched together to form a 36×40 inch throw blanket trimmed with a lovely edge. These covers will then be blessed by Father Len and given to the recipients.  If you are interested in helping, contact Tammy Holleran at 412-638-4296 or Anita Poetain at 412-888-6908.

 

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Parish Census Information:  Please Note – Within the past month we sent by postal mail (Bulk Rate) two mailings regarding our upcoming parish mission.  IF YOU HAVE NOT received either of these mailings and are a member of the SEAS parish family, please contact the parish office to rectify the situation.  You may not be listed as an active member, and if you are, we want to correct our records so that you receive our correspondence.   Also, as we work to update our records, anyone over the age of 18 should be registered as an adult, even if you are still living at home with your parents.  If you have an adult child who is no longer living in the area and has already registered at their new parish, please let us know.   Many thanks!

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That Man is You! The spring semester of “That Man is You” continues on Sundays at 6:45 pm in the Seton Center.  Take this opportunity to make this a part of your Lenten Journey.  For more information, Contact Scott Benedict at 412-754-1849.

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Looking for a ministry that needs volunteers?  Check out the newly updated Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Ministry Opportunities list.  Click here for the  Ministry list.

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The new Ministry Schedule for Mar 1 to May 30 2014 – Complete ministry schedule is now available.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish was born to serve the needs of our ever-growing faith community. We are spirit-filled, hardworking people, baptized into the Family of God and called to ministry. We gather together to worship, to spread the Gospel Message of Peace, to respond to the needs of all and to love one another. We pledge to become more spiritually alive as a parish, Inspired, Motivated and Challenged by the love of Jesus Christ.

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