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Partner Parishes of The Historic Church of St. Peter and St. Cecilia

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time June 17, 2018 Father! To God himself we cannot give a holier name. --William Wordsworth

Parish Staff Pastor: Email: Parochial Vicar: Email: Business Manager: Email: Music Ministry: Religious Education: Youth Ministry: RCIA: Custodial Services: Maintenance Supervisor:

Rev. Timothy J. Kruthaupt

Rev. Alvin Cabungcal

Mrs. Shannon Sealy

Mr. Aaron Gray Mrs. Nikki Harvey Mrs. Nikki Harvey Dr. Melvin Sally Mrs. Tina Konter Mr. Chris Alexander

Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m. (St. Peter) Sunday Morning: 8:00 a.m. (St. Peter); 9:30 a.m. (St. Cecilia); 11:00 a.m. (St. Peter) Sunday Evening: Regional Mass 5:30 p.m. (Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Fairchance) Reconciliation: The Historic Church of St. Peter: 3:00-3:45 p.m. every Saturday St. Cecilia: 8:30-10:00 a.m. every Saturday Sacrament of Baptism: Contact the parish as soon as you know that you are expecting a child. Baptismal prep is required. Anointing of the Sick: You are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of the Sick. Those who are seriously ill, anticipating surgery, or weakened because of prolonged illness or advanced age, please contact the parish office. Sacrament of Matrimony: Those entering into Marriage must contact the pastor at least one full year in advance of the wedding. Sponsor Certificates: You must be registered and active in the parish at least 4 months to receive a certificate. Please don’t come at the last minute!

Historic Church of St. Peter 300 Shaffner Avenue Brownsville, Pennsylvania

Sexual Child Abuse If you have any suspicion about the sexual abuse (or any other type of abuse) of a minor child by anyone, please contact PA Childline immediately at 1-800932-0313. The Bishop’s Delegate may be reached at 724-837-0901, Ext. 1221.

Mailing Address: Partner Parishes of The Historic Church of St. Peter and St. Cecilia 118 Church Street Brownsville, PA 15417 Phone: 724-785-7781/Fax: 724-785-0844 Websites: and

Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement United as the parish family, The Historic Church of St. Peter and St. Cecilia Catholic Church of the Diocese of Greensburg come together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to promote the mission of Jesus Christ and to live out our faith as Christians. Centered in the Eucharist, we are a welcoming community that exists to love, serve, and grow in our relationship with our Lord through prayer, worship and ministry. We strive to strengthen and inspire our parish family by understanding and passing on our faith.

St. Cecilia Church 1571 Grindstone Road Grindstone, Pennsylvania

Ministry Schedule June 23/24

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday Vigil, June 16, 2018 4:00 p.m. P Pro Populo Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:00 a.m. P Clarence & Mildred Steeber (Children & grandchildren) 9:30 a.m. C Ronald Andreani (Marietta Allamon & family) 11:00 a.m. P Wedding Anniversary Evelyn Lanzi (Joyce Sheehan, Colleen Orris) Monday, June 18, 2018 7:30 a.m. P Frank Durenzi (Jerry Yocabet) Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:30 a.m. P 1st Anniversary of Death David Remington (Jim & Mary Porter) Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:00 a.m. C Carol Vlasich (Mr. & Mrs. “Betty” B.) Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:30 a.m. P Edward Bohna Sr. (Children) Friday, June 22, 2018 7:30 a.m. P Daniel Chew (Richard Dascenzo) Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:00 a.m. C Ben Duke (Veronica Mrozek)

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Saturday Vigil, June 23, 2018 4:00 p.m. P Regal & Shuster Family (Paula & Pete Regal family) Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:00 a.m. P Pro Populo

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Saturday, June 23 — 4:00 p.m. St. Peter C-Gloria Wheeler C-Sister James Ann H-Joanie Pagac Hannah Belmont Carmella & Gina DiFlippo Christine Beck Cantor: Bernadette Behary Sunday, June 24 — 8:00 a.m. St. Peter C-Margaret Peters C-Tim Shimko H-Vicki Gallo Andrew & Skyler Frazee David Ziglear Rose Ziglear-Comport Cantor: Rita Koffler Sunday, June 24 — 9:30 a.m. St. Cecilia Annette Augustine Carl DellaPenna Jr. Carl DellaPenna Anthony DellaPenna Caleb DellaPenna Karen Angelilli Sunday, June 24 — 11:00 a.m. St. Peter C-Larry Franks III C-Dot McCrory H-Diane Sheridan Cole Lincoski Dylan & Madison Stowe Patty Columbia Cantor: Delaney Harvey

Collection Report St. Peter Church 6/10/18 ADULT ENVELOPES (234)..................... ….. ... $4491.00 STUDENT (14) ......................... …………….. ....... $18.00 MONTHLY (16)…………………………… ........... $160.00 LOOSE…………………………………….. ........... $382.00 CANDLES……………………………… ................. $99.00 ACCENT ............................................................... $25.00

St. Cecilia Church 6/10/18 ADULT ENVELOPES (63)................................ $1478.00 STUDENT (3) ......................................................... $7.00 LOOSE ............................................................... $126.00 CANDLES............................................................. $57.00 ASCENSION ......................................................... $2..00 SVDP ...................................................................... $5.00

Lions Recycle for Sight Program Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about every home, there sits a pair of eyeglasses no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. Through the Li9:30 a.m. C Joseph & Patty Nepa ons Recycle for Sight program, members (Family) of Lions International clean, sort by prescription 11:00 a.m. P Yolanda Kovach strength, and package the glasses, then distribute them (Sister, Mary Seibert) to people in need in low- and middle-income communities where they will have the greatest impact. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult The Historic Church of St. Peter succeed in his job, a senior maintain her independSanctuary Lamp ence, and provide a community with more opportuni23rd Anniversary of Death ties to grow and thrive. Every day, reLisa Battaglini cycled eyeglasses do all of this. by Mom, Frank & Mark You can drop your usable eyewear at the Lions-sponsored collection boxes located in the back of each of our Confirmation Parents– Please pick up your pictures from the back of the church! Partner Parishes churches.

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day. We pay tribute to dads, grandfathers and godfathers who played such an important role in our lives. They were our advisors, mentors, source of care, comfort and protection. Our celebration of this yearly recognition of Father’s Day blends nicely with our readings for Sunday. Ezekiel is in exile with the Jewish nation in Babylon. The Jewish people were despairing; overwhelmed by the loss of Jerusalem, Judah and the Temple. Ezekiel in a vision had seen God’s Divine presence leave the Temple. Under the repression and hard labor of slavery they had no hope thinking that even their God had deserted them. However, Ezekiel shares the Word of the Lord with them that God will take a tender shoot from the crest of a cedar and plant it in Israel. He will place it on a mountain height, and under its branches and shade Israel will bloom again. Jesus’ parables in today’s passage from Mark’s Gospel illustrates the Kingdom of God in agrarian terms; growth of the seeds that are sown and the exponential multiplying of the fruit they bear. Farmers sow seeds and in amazement watch them sprout and grow into full grain for harvesting. The mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds, is sown and becomes the largest of plants. These examples of growth reflect the work of God who endowed the earth with all the necessary elements to allow fertile growth and to produce. Beyond that the implicit, powerful corollary is that faith is the necessary element for strong growth of the kingdom of God. St. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians acknowledges that we walk by faith not by sight. Our faith in God’s eternal promises motivates our response of living in accordance with his commandments and the Gospel. St. Paul makes a radical statement that “we are courageous, and would rather leave the body and go home to the Lord.” He was so

filled with love of God that he would joyfully bear witness to Jesus in every physical suffering he experienced and as a martyr for the faith. We may not all be at that stage in the development of our faith life, as of yet. However, we do recognize that as he said “we all must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense, according to what we did in the body, whether good or evil.” Therefore, we strive to live our lives so they will be pleasing to God. As we celebrate Father’s Day we remember the good qualities that our dads demonstrated that endeared them to us. The virtues they reflected, whether consciously or not, were motivated from their belief in Jesus and his Gospel. If a dad met the difficult challenges that arose in the family, whether financial, illness related or dissatisfaction with their life’s decisions, they were fulfilling their commitments made before God and looking to the glory eternal life with Jesus would entail. It is easy to see the truth of this reality in the history of our Partner Parishes. Both Churches were built and maintained by people of faith who looked to the fulfillment of the eternal promises because of a life well lived. Today we will focus on the roles of the dads in building St. Cecilia and St. Peter. I’ve included a couple of photos from very important times in the life of each parish. Unfortunately I don’t have any actual pictures of the physical labor of building St. Cecilia but the photo of the 1930 First Holy Communion Class displays the wonderful fruits of the parish’s foundation. The photo was taken before the Church had been constructed. All of the families who would become the nucleus of the parish had made financial, time and talent commitments to the establishment of the new parish. Bishop Boyle had been so impressed with the commitment of the people of Grindstone he assigned a pastor even before a church building itself was started. In short order the necessary funds were committed and Fr. Idzik, the new pastor, would go to the homes of the men who worked in the coal mine to col-

lect their contributions. This was a powerful reflection of the faith of the people who, without seeing, believed that a new parish would be established and stepped out in faith to ensure that a church was built. St. Cecilia Church was solemnly blessed and dedicated by the Bishop on Sunday, September 13, 1931. At the same time Bishop Boyle had assigned a new pastor for St. Peter. Fr. Brennan arrived in 1931 with specific instructions to tear down that unsightly church. (You can look at the photo on the accompanying page to verify the Bishop’s assessment.) However, the parishioners supported Fr. Brennan’s strong opinion that the church should not be destroyed but renovated. The picture shows some of the men, off work during the depression from the mills and mines, who labored for five years to totally renovate and enhance St. Peter’s Church We attend Mass each Sunday in our beautiful churches. We address any necessary maintenance issues as they begin to manifest themselves. However, we don’t often take the time to think of those individuals who with much less financial resources, technology and support constructed and ensured the continued viability of the churches. On Father’s Day we can reflect on the enduring virtues and perseverance of those men who went before us who left such a powerful legacy for our use and enjoyment. The “faith of our fathers” is not only a powerful hymn but also reminds us of the value of dads, those individuals who day in and day out do not shirk their duties or responsibilities to family, work and faith community. Excuses are always readily available for why one could not fulfill a particular obligation. However, the qualities that make a dad truly worthy of recognition and thanks are measured by selfless devotion to fulfilling their respective vocations. Following in faith Jesus’ model of sacrificial love, we always achieve what is necessary to be a successful and respected father.

Prayer List

Amelia Dascenzo Ann Jaworowsky Beatrice Kloock Bill Snodgrass Brian Tomecsko Bruce Wells Carol Ashton Charlotte Katko Cody Tylka Craig Alessio Daryl Hall David Ballant

Deb Donna Fletcher Donna Hill Donnie Dru Vojacek Ed Balchon Ed Blacka Elaine Helsel Eleanor Dando Fr. Bob Conley Fred Gnus George Lisac Harry Booker HeatherBeth Powell Helen Mendish Irene Franks J. A.

Jackson Hodge James Illar Janet Booker Jean Bohna Jerry Zalek Jim Belice Joe Angell Joe Shashura John Hlatky John & Alyssa Messick and baby Jack John E. Jenkins Jonathan Wallowicz Josephine Lagina Karl Hennig Kathy Kim Harvey

Kinzley Marie Grooms Laura Cherban Lillian Baroni Lisa Chancey Luella Sholl Matilyn Baumgrad Matthew DeSimone Melissa Bell Michael Mancini Mike Dorobish Mike Stump Nancy Jenkins Nicole Dainty Patty Volek Robert Atz Robert Franks Robert Stringert

Robert Sunny Rose Rambo Sam Basile III Sarah Corebridge Sherri Zias Shirley Mae Mislo Stanley Sobek Susan Rountree Sylvia Walinski Veronica Stringert Vickie Dzmura Virginia Conaway Virginia Galway V. V. Wanda Burns Wayne Rishel William Gabonay

Know Someone Homebound or in a Nursing or Personal Care Home Who is Unable to Attend Mass Any Longer? Please Contact Us! Do you know people who attended our Partner Parishes in the past who are no longer able to come to Mass because they are homebound or living in a nursing home or personal care home, permanently or temporarily? How about someone who is currently hospitalized due to illness or injury? PLEASE tell us about family members, friends and any other parishioners who are not able to participate in the life of our parishes. We would like to coordinate home visits by our Eucharistic Ministers and also arrange for our priests to meet with them on a more regular basis. Our parishioners are still our parishioners, but we receive very few notifications when health issues or life situations make it impossible for them to attend Mass, receive Holy Communion or participate fully in other parish activities. Of course, we still want to include them in our parish operations as much as their individual situations allow. Please don’t assume we already know about these circumstances! Below is a tear-off form that you can fill out and drop in the collection basket, or you may call the church office at 724-785-7781. Either way, you will be helping a friend, relative or fellow parishioner live a fuller spiritual life within our Partner Parishes. Thank you for your help and concern!


Information for Home/Nursing Home/Personal Care Home Visit

Parishioner’s Name: _____________________________________________________ Home? Yes ___ No ___ If no, name of care facility:____________________________ Current Address: ________________________________________________________ Parishioner’s Phone: ____________________ Message Phone: __________________ Relative/Friend Name: ___________________________________________________ Relative/Friend Phone: __________________ Message Phone: __________________ Type of Service Requested: _______________________________________________

We Say Goodbye to Fr. Alvin Come join us for a farewell reception on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia Social Hall. Light refreshments will be served! Many Blessings as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church! Like to Sing? Don’t Read Music? Our Music Ministry Wants YOU! The music ministries of the Partner Parishes of The Historic Church of St. Peter and St. Cecilia are looking for new choir members, cantors and instrumentalists. We welcome all ages and voice types, even if you’ve never sung or played an instrument before, and reading music is not a requirement! We will hold a “meet and greet” this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the church office for anyone interested in joining, or just meeting Aaron, and for all current music ministry members. For more information, please contact Aaron Gray at the church office, 724-785-7781, or email him at

Pictured left: back row; Bradley Britvich, Fr. Tim, Christian Sesek; front row; Carl DellaPenna Jr., Jayden Harvey, Colton Dellarose, Jasmin Wadsworth Pictured left bottom; Nicholas Despot Pictured right bottom; Hannah Illig

Congratulations to our eight graduates from our Partner Parishes who attended our recognition Mass. Many Blessings to each of you as you continue to conquer the world! Life is not always what we expect. But, when we praise and trust God in the midst of it all we can make it through anything. –Amanda Penland

The Historic Church of St. Peter Parish Capital Campaign Volume V I I

June 16/17,

As of June 10th OVER $300,000 PLEDGED! We’re off to a great start! Thank you to all those who have taken the lead in the campaign and donated, and to the many volunteers that have been working diligently in the background to help us achieve this important milestone. Father Tim and the Campaign Committee are most grateful to our donors for their commitment and sacrifice to date.

“Visitation Sunday”

This weekend and next weekend our volunteers will be visiting parish homes in support of our capital campaign.

By today, every registered family in the parish should have received our campaign brochure which explains our fundraising campaign. The brochure discusses the details of our New Parish Center and our Capital Campaign and explains how volunteers will be seeking pledges payable over five years. This weekend and next weekend our volunteers will be visiting parish homes in support of our capital campaign. 1. 2. 3. 4.

When visited, we ask that you help us by doing the following: Read the brochure thoroughly before a volunteer visits your home. Please receive our workers with your usual hospitality. Please be generous, we need your support. Remember, it is your sacrificial gift that will make the difference.

THE GIFT YOU ARE ASKED TO CONSIDER All pledges are important and needed. Please remember that in order to reach our goal, we must receive many pledges and gifts at the $5,000 level or higher, over five years, since a number of our approximately 750 parishioners may not have the resources to pledge at this level. All pledges are appreciated!

Upon This Rock You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church. — Matthew 16:18

Picture to left: St. Cecilia ‘s 1930 First Holy Communion Class outside of Frick Mine Community Hall where Mass was held before St. Cecilia church was built. Picture bottom left: Fr Brennan, Pastor & Parishioners of St. Peter who totally renovated the church interior between 1931-36. Picture bottom right: St. Cecilia original interior view of church

Partner Parish Bulletin News

Over the last two years the Partner Parishes have benefitted from a gifted volunteer who has edited our new eight page, full color bulletin. Perhaps you remember the three and a half page black and white bulletin we published prior to our transition. The change was not only significant but beneficial. We’ve had an opportunity to share more information in a compelling format. Many parishioners have commented on the good quality of the bulletin and its content. Unfortunately our volunteer will not be with us any longer. She is a very private person who does not want recognition. She adheres to the Lord’s adage from Matthew’s Gospel 6:1-3 – “take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them … when you give do not let your left hand know what your right is doing. …” Suffice it to say that we will greatly miss her wonderful editing and graphic skills. She was very dedicated to ensuring that each bulletin was beautifully illustrated and an accurate presentation of the information that needed to be shared. The Partner Parishes thank her profusely for her contributions! We are now in the process of identifying parishioners who would like to help us write, edit and produce our weekly bulletin. So if you have editing and/or graphic arts skills you would be willing to share, please call the office 724-785-7781.

Partner Parishes of Historic Church of Saint Peter 300 Shaffner Avenue St. Peter Brownsville, Pennsylvania 118 Church Street & Brownsville, PA 15417 Saint Cecilia Church 1571 Grindstone Road O: 724-785-7781 Grindstone, Pennsylvania


H: 724-785-7604 Parishes in the Diocese of Greensburg C: 724-984-6983*** “Pennsylvania Charitable Trusts”

Contact: Shannon Sealy MESSAGES:

Mailing Address: Partner Parishes of St. Peter & St. Cecilia 118 Church Street Brownsville, PA 15417 Phone: 724-785-7781 Fax: 724-785-0844

Pastor: Rev. Micah E. Kozoil; Sr. Priest Active: Rev. James Petrovsky Office Manager: Mrs. Virginia Galway: Music Ministry: St. Peter: Daniel Kovacic; St. Cecilia: Eric Blanda Religious Education Coordinator: Mrs. Anita LaMendola: Youth Ministry: Patty Columbia Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil 4:00 P.M. (EST); 5:00 P.M. (DST) (St. Peter) Sunday Morning 8:00 A.M. (St. Peter); 9:30 A.M. (St. Cecilia); 11:30 A.M. (St. Peter) Reconciliation: Noon to 12:30 p.m. St. Peter: 1st & 3rd Saturday St. Cecilia: 2nd & 4th Saturday Sacrament of Baptism Contact the parish as soon as you know that you are expecting a child. Sacrament of Matrimony Those entering into Marriage must contact the pastor at least one full year in advance of the wedding Sponsor Certificates You must be registered and active in the parish at least 4 months to receive a certificate. Please don’t come at the last minute! Sexual Child Abuse If you have a concern about sexual abuse of a child or young person by anyone in a parish or diocesan position — clergy, volunteer or paid staff — please contact Bishop Brandt’s delegate for matters of sexual misconduct. He may be reached at 724-837-0901 Ext. 221

2018 June 17  

Church bulletin for June 17

2018 June 17  

Church bulletin for June 17