November 19, 2017
The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Holy Pentecost Scripture Readings: Ephesians 2:14-22; Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
We have begun the Philippian Fast, Advent in the eastern-rite. Fasting and abstinence on Wednesdays and Fridays are required. Make every effort to prepare for the coming of the Lord!
Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the less fortunate is on-going now through December 17. Please bring non-perishable items to the stage in the church auditorium. All donations benefit the West Allegheny Food Pantry.
The parish St. Nicholas celebration and covered-dish dinner will be held Sunday, December 10. Parishioners should sign up the children who will attend by November 26. The sign-up sheet for this and for the covered-dish dinner are in the church vestibule.
There is much to pray for and the list has lengthened: Pray for the victims and their families of the shooting in California. Pray for the victims and their families of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Pray for the victims, their families, and first responders of the terror attack in New York City and the shooting in Denver. Pray for the victims, their families, the firefighters, and those who lost their homes to the wildfires in northern California. Please pray for the victims, their families, first responders, and those who gave blood after the Las Vegas massacre. Please pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Please continue to pray for those affected by the hurricanes, particularly those still without water and electric in Puerto Rico. We also must continue to pray for an end to abortion and euthanasia.
Have you prayed the Rosary today? Many benefits can be obtained through praying the Rosary and our Blessed Mother gave us 15 of them herself. For reference, go to http://www.theholyrosary.org/rosarybenefits.
PRAY FOR PEACE!