St. Joseph - St. Mary of Czestochowa Church

Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
Parish Office Hours
St. Joseph
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1125 Leishman Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
Ministry Office 724-339-9868
4:00 PM
9:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:45 PM
Also by appointment
Fr. John S. Szczesny
Fr. Daniel J. Ulishney
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Pastor & Administrator
Parochial Vicar
St. Mary of Czestochowa
857 Kenneth Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068
Office: 724-335-8212
Fax: 724-335-1314
Religion Center: 724-335-0785
Parish Office Hours
Weekend Mass Schedule
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
2nd & 4th Sunday
11:00 AM
1st Friday
11:15 AM
Also by appointment
Eucharistic Adoration
1st Friday of the month 11:00 AM - 12:00 NN
Pastoral Ministry
Sr. M. Carol Kardell, C.S.S.F.
Organist & Director of Liturgy
George Pecoraro, St. Mary
Director of Religious Formation
Deborah Discello, St. Mary
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Business Manager
Stephanie Crivaro
Organist & Director of Music
Diane Painter, St. Joseph
Greg Szarek
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Parish Secretaries
Rebecca Planavsky, St. Mary
Deborah Hilliard, St. Joseph
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Ages 3 - 12
Religion Center: 724-335-0785
Mary, Queen of Apostles School
Catherine Collett - Principal
PK - 3rd Grade
4th - 8th Grade
† Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time
St. Mary Cemetery
Contact Person - Colin Glendenning
3380 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
February 1, 2015
Liturgical Schedule
Saturday, January 31 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † Alice Callahan (Marie & Jerry Gibson)
Sunday, February 1 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Clemie Sproull (Wilma Petit)
Monday, February 2 - The Presentation of the Lord
7:30 AM † In Memory of the Deceased of the Yabczanka
Wednesday, February 4 - The Presentation of the Lord
6:15 PM † In Memory of the Deceased of the Psotka Family
Thursday, February 5 - St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr
8:30 AM † Paul Malak (Jeanne & Marcia)
(School Mass)
Saturday, February 7 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
3:30 PM
The Rosary
4:00 PM † Lucas M. Seyko (Bob & Eleanor Varesco)
Sunday, February 8 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:00 AM
The Rosary
9:30 AM † Lynn Hanna (Kit Hanna)
Saint Joseph Candle
January 18, 2015 - February 14, 2015
In Honor of Larry Barkowski and his witness to his
family and his service to his Church
Sanctuary Candle
February 1, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Bella Carabin (Pat & Joe Crytzer)
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academics and more in a fun and exciting program that helps
boys experience adventure they never thought possible.
MQA Boy Scout Troop 390 will hold recruitment Tuesday
evening, February 10, at the Massa Harbison House across
from Valley High School Stadium from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
(regular meeting time).
The Boy Scouts of America comprises more than one million
volunteers working together for the sole purpose of helping its
nearly 3 million youth succeed in life. For more information,
contact Thom Capone at 724-944-3383.
Sunday, February 1 - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM † Julie & Ed Martin (Doreen & Michael)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:30 AM † Jane Mann (Deborah & Albert Askin)
Tuesday, February 3 - St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr;
St. Ansgar, Bishop
7:30 AM † David Sobolak, Sr. (Wife & Children)
Blessing of Throats after Mass
Wednesday, February 4
7:30 AM † Stanley Mackowski (Irma Reesman)
Friday, February 6 - St. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs
11:00 AM
Eucharistic Adoration
11:15 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
12:00 PM † Michael & Cecelia Mazgaj (Dorothy Mazgaj)
Sunday, February 8 - Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:00 AM
The Rosary
7:30 AM
All the Sick of St. Mary Parish (Bloch Family)
11:00 AM
The Rosary
11:15 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
11:30 AM † Bill Sukala
(Share the Word Bible Study Friends)
Readings for the Week
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32; Mk 5:21-43
Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a;
Mk 6:1-6
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11;
Mk 6:7-13
Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23;
Mk 1:29-39
† in the charity of your prayers †
Please remember the souls of those who have died,
especially for the repose of the soul of Helen Lamrey of St.
Joseph Church and Stephen A. Gaydosh of St. Mary Parish.
May God welcome them and all who have gone before us into
the joy of everlasting life, and bring comfort and peace to their
Cemetery Plots
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Lower Burrell has plots available at competitive prices. The plots are available for all who
wish to be buried in consecrated ground. If you or a loved one
are interested, please contact Colin at 724-335-3539.
“When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.”
Ministry Schedule
January 24 - 25
St. Joseph
February 7 - 8
St. Joseph
Sunday Collection Total
Diocesan Collection
Deposit Total
St. Mary
Sunday Collection Total
Diocesan Collection
Deposit Total
$ 4,283.75
$ 4,283.75
4:00 PM G Becker
9:30 AM L Barkowski
4:00 PM A Jablonski, T Spiering, P Fisher
9:30 AM K Barkowski, N Banichar, P Mudrinich
$ 3,688.50
Thank you for your generosity!
Second Collection This Weekend
The Collection for the Church in Central and
Eastern Europe eases the way for the people of
the region by helping Catholic organizations offer
affordable shelter, train seminarians and provide
pastoral care and catechesis. Your donation today helps to restore the Church and build the
future in the aftermath of Soviet rule. Please be
generous to the Collection for the Church in Central and Easter
Europe. Visit (search “Church in Central and
Eastern Europe”) to learn more about what your donations have
St. Mary Holy Name Society News
The next meeting of the St. Mary Holy Name Society will be
held on Sunday, February 8, at 8:30 AM in Friendship Hall.
All members are encouraged to attend! New members are always welcome!
It’s Tax Time Again
Tax letters for 2014 have been mailed to all parishioners, who
have made contributions to the Church. If
you have any discrepancies, please notify a
Finance Council Member. For your convenience, the members of each Finance Council
are listed below.
To reduce the possibility of error, please
use your offertory envelopes provided by the
Church, and pay by check, whenever possible.
Anyone who donated more than $250 to either the DLA and/or
the TCTH Capital Campaign will receive a separate tax letter
from the Diocese of Greensburg. Any donations to either of
these diocesan campaigns will not appear on the tax letter from
the parish.
St. Joseph Finance Council
Joe Crytzer
Alan Lundberg
Loretta Oken
St. Mary Finance Council
John Lawrence
John McNally
Robert Mazgaj
Joseph Brosky
4:00 PM N & P Katona
9:30 AM A & D Fellowes
St. Mary
7:30 AM A Perdeus
11:30 AM M Wroblewski
7:30 AM *V Perdeus, E Stewart, R Spiek
11:30 AM *D York, Jen Kvortek, K Labay
7:30 AM Holy Name Society
11:30 AM Rottschaefer & Campbell Families
World Marriage Day
World Marriage Day will be celebrated on Sunday, February 15, after the 11:30 AM Mass at St.
Mary’s Church. Couples from either parish, who have celebrated a milestone anniversary in 2014, (1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. up
to 50+) are invited to participate in the celebration, which includes a reception after
Mass. Please call Debby at 724-335-0785 if you would
like to participate.
John McIntyre
From: Ruth H. Murtha
Thank you for your donation to St. Joseph
“When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.”
Partnered Parish News
Hoagie Sale
MQA Boy Scout Troop 390 is selling hoagies after each Mass
this weekend. Please be generous in your support of their
fundraiser. Cost is $5.00 each.
Young Adult Fellowship
Due to the Super Bowl, the regional young adult group will
gather for their next faithsharing session on Sunday, February
1, at 1:00 PM in the Freude Room at St. Margaret Mary Church.
Please note the change in time! Young adults ages 18-35 are
welcome to join us! Come and rekindle old friendships or start
new ones.
Share the Word Bible Study
Share the Word Adult Bible Study meets on
Monday afternoons at St. Mary Parish from 1:00
PM-3:00 PM in the Religion Center. All are welcome to join us
as we read and discuss the upcoming Sunday Mass readings.
If you need a Bible, one will be provided. Registration is not necessary. Next session: February 2
God does not demand moral perfection before you can be of
worthy service. God asks for a loving heart and a willingness to
stick with your commitment.
St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul Society
The next meeting of the St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held on Tuesday, February 3, at 2:00 PM, in the
Conference Room. New members are always welcome. If
you are interested in joining this group, please contact the parish office.
February Food Pantry Help
The St. Joseph Parish food pantry is in need of extra manpower this week. The truck will need to be unloaded on Friday, February 6, beginning at 8:30 AM in the MQA parking
lot. Packing and distribution begins at 7:30 AM on Saturday,
February 7, in the MQA Cafeteria. All help is greatly appreciated.
Lenten Pierogi Sale
St. Mary Christian Mothers will be selling pierogi on Sunday,
February 15, after all Masses. Price is $9.00 per dozen. Quantities are limited.
Mass & Candle Intentions 2015
St. Joseph Parish and St. Mary Parish are now accepting
2015 Mass intentions. The suggested Mass intention stipend
is $10. St. Joseph Parish is also accepting Sanctuary and St.
Joseph candle intentions. The suggested stipend for the
Sanctuary candle, which burns for two weeks, is $20. The
suggested stipend for the St. Joseph candle, which burns for
one week, is $10. Contact your respective parish office to
schedule one of these spiritual tributes for your loved ones.
Blood Replenishment Drive for Bella
The Allegheny Mohawk Girl Scout Service Unit and Mount St.
Peter Church are co-sponsoring a blood replenishment drive for Bella Carabin Lindgren
on Sunday, February 1, from 9:30 AM-3:30
PM in Marble Hall. Child care for those donating will be provided by the Girl Scouts.
Bella is currently fighting cancer for the second time, and we need to rally around this incredibly brave 9
year old and her family. Many people have donated platelets for
Bella, but she needs additional blood transfusions.
Please find it in your heart to give the gift of life.
AED Training
St. Mary Church has received a partial grant from the Ira &
Francis Wood Trust to purchase an AED (Automated External
Defibrillator). An AED is a portable electronic device that helps
to administer real CPR. We are asking for volunteers, who attend both Masses, to attend a training session. No medical or
CPR experience is necessary. Please write your name and time
you are able to attend on the sign-up sheet in the back of the
church or call Stephanie at 724-337-6412, ext. 12.
Attention All St. Joseph Cookie Bakers!
We asked and the parishioners of St. Joseph Church have responded! The St. Joseph monthly cookie sale will resume on the
weekend of February 7 & 8. If you have
signed up to bake or sell, you should have
received information regarding the sale.
If you have not yet signed up but would like to contribute your
time and/or talents, contact the parish office at 724-337-6412,
ext. 10.
Last Chance - Homemade Wedding Soup Sale
This weekend is the final opportunity to order
quarts of homemade wedding soup being sold by the
youth to help defray the cost of their trip to Steubenville. Soup will be frozen, to be used when you need it, and
ready for pickup on February 8. This would be a great gift for a
homebound person. Orders can be placed in the collection basket or by mail or phone to Debby at the Religion Center. Please
use the order form below. Cost is $7.00 per quart and will be
prepared through the kindness and expertise of Debbi and Albert Askin.
Wedding Soup
I would like
quarts @ $7.00 per quart.
Telephone Number
“When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.”
Neighbor News
9th Grade Visit Day at Greensburg Central Catholic
All current 8th grade students are welcome to participate in
this event on Wednesday, February 4, from 9:30 AM to 1:30
PM. Students will meet other prospective students and attend
classes in English, Performing and Visual Arts, German,
French, Spanish, Religion and Science.
Dress code is business casual (no jeans, short skirts, sleeveless shirts or tennis shoes, please). To register, contact
Greensburg Central Catholic at 724-834-0310, ext. 205.
Bishop Brandt to Host Book Signing
Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, along with the authors Dr. Joseph F. Rishel and his wife, Helen K. Rishel, M.A., will host a
book signing of “A Holy Dwelling Place: The History of Blessed
Sacrament Cathedral on Sunday, February 8, from 2:00 PM4:00 PM in the Indiana Room at the Bishop William G. Connare Center. Light refreshments will be served and docents
will be available to lead tours of the Diocesan Heritage Center.
Copies of the full-color, 168-page, hardcover book will be
available at $31.50 plus tax. The book traces the history of the
Catholic community in Greensburg from the late 1700s to the
establishment of Most Holy Sacrament Parish in 1847, to the
construction of the current church building in the 1920s. The
renovations following the Second Vatican Council and the restoration project, which began in 2010, are discussed in detail.
The book also features photos and descriptions of the many
stain glassed windows in the Cathedral along with explanations
of the recent restorations.
In addition to the book, resin replicas of Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral will be available for purchase at $20 each.
Upcoming Events...
 Tuesday, February 3 - “Basics/The 10 Signs of Dementia”
- 1:30 PM - Charles W. Young Conference Center at Allegheny Valley Hospital - Learn the signs of dementia, importance of early detection, and what to do if you show
signs of dementia - To register, call 1-877-284-2000, Option
 Saturday, February 7 - Oldies Dance, Volume II - Sacred
Heart School Cafeteria, North Seventh Street, Jeannette 6:00 PM-10:00 PM - $15.00/person includes food and beverage - No one under the 21 permitted - For tickets, call the
parish office at 724-523-2560, x14.
 Saturday, February 14 - “Night at the Races” - St. Edward
Parish Hall, Herminie - 7:30 PM - Horses are $25 each and
entitles owner to 2 free tickets - Evening includes free food,
beverages, beer, byob and more - Must be 21 to attend Admission at the door will be $15 - More information, contact Dawna Kavel at 724-446-1802
If anyone expresses doubt about faith and religious belief, don’t
argue with them. Speak words of encouragement and pray for
Job Opening
St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. Candidate must have strong people,
phone, data entry and software skills, especially Word and Publisher, and working knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Mail resumes to Mary Lou Porter, St. Agnes Lane, North Huntingdon,
PA 15642.
What’s Happening This Week
February 1
February 2
February 3
Boy Scout Hoagie Sale
After Mass
SM Christian Mothers’ Meeting
9:00 AM
Blood Replenishment Drive for Bella
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Young Adult Faithsharing
1:00 PM
Deadline for Ordering Wedding Soup
Legion of Mary
9:00 AM
Share the Word Bible Study
1:00 PM
Friendship Hall
Marble Hall
Freude Room
Lower Conference Rm
Religion Center
St. Joseph
St. Mary
CGS Session
CGS Session
Religion Center
Religion Center
St. Mary
St. Mary
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesday February 4
NO SM Liturgical Choir Rehearsal
February 5
February 6
February 7
February 8
SM 7:30 AM Mass Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM
CGS Session
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Food Pantry Truck Unload
8:30 AM
Food Pantry Distribution
7:30 AM
Cookie of the Month
Prior to & After Mass
Paczki Dance
5:00 PM-11:00 PM
Holy Name Society Meeting
8:30 AM
Wedding Soup Pick-up
After Masses
Cookie of the Month
Prior to & After Mass
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St. Mary
Religion Center
St. Mary
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