Weekly Bulletins

  Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

 

May 24, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

Scripture Readings

 

7th Sunday of Easter     

Pentecost

Acts 1:12-14                    Acts 2:1-11

                        1 Peter 4:13-16               1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13

John 17:1-11                  John 20:19-23

Public Celebration of Mass

         We “HAVE” been given the go ahead from our Prime Bishop and Bishops to publicly celebrate Mass. We will begin to do so on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:30 AM. The process outlined below will enable us to adhere to the guidelines outlined by the State of Pennsylvania concerning gatherings of people.

As Washington County enters into the “Yellow Phase” of the state’s reopening plan we know that gatherings of no more than 25 people will be permitted.

In order for us to keep to the state’s guideline of 25 people or less:

  • To accommodate parishioners attending Mass, parishioners will need to contact Fr. Sr. Rick at the All Saints Rectory at 412-276-2462 to reserve a seat at Mass. Once reaching 23 parishioners (plus Fr. Sr. Rick & Lynn McCoy) no more reservations will be taken. Only parishioners with a reservation will be able to attend Mass.
  • This process will need to be followed each week if you choose to attend Mass.

You will receive a letter in the mail addressing other guidelines for attending Mass. I and the Parish Committee ask that you read them. There will be adjustments we will all have to make to keep one another safe. Please cooperate with these guidelines as we enter the initial phase of reestablishing the celebration of Holy Mass in our Polish National Catholic Church and once again gather as a worshiping community of faith.

 

May 31st Mass Intentions

 

Alden & Cathy Partozoti

Of. Damon, Jodi, & Devon Partozoti

Art & Mary Kania

Of. Kania Family

Connecting to God & One Another

 When we begin to celebrate Mass, on Sunday, May 31, 2020, if you are uncomfortable attending, we will continue our broadcast of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

             Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Prayer for Our Community

 O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions]. . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God. Amen.

Stewardship

 May 17, 2020

 Stewardship                                       $1,285.00

Total Collection                                  $1,285.00

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

Future Direction Action Plan for Parishes

            The Future Direction Sub-Committee of the Supreme Council has put together an action plan for parishes in the PNCC based on the yearly theme of Discipleship for 2020.

            In the month of May we will be focusing on Humility & Trust. We will focus on St. Peter and reflect on the following Scripture passages:

Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 26:31-35 John 21:1-19

 Reflection Question: Peter did not feel worthy to accept the Lord’s call. Yet, he followed, and Jesus used him to boldly proclaim the Gospel to others and to give great witness in his martyrdom. How can you overcome your own sense of unworthiness and embrace God’s plan for you?

Action: This month we can humble ourselves by thinking and caring for others more than ourselves.

Recitation of the Rosary

                  As we are in the month of May let us heed the wisdom of Bishop Francis Hodur and turn to our Blessed Mother in this time of need. Let us make a commitment to pray the Rosary during this month of May.

We can go to You Tube Video meditations to assist us in praying the Rosary. If we do not have access to the internet we can pray the Rosary following these guidelines:

+ Sign of the Cross

Apostles Creed

Our Father      3 Hail Mary’s        Glory Be… for an increase of our faith, hope, and charity.

Choose a Mystery of the Rosary

Example: Glorious Mysteries

The 1st Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection

Our Father & then 10 Hail Mary’s & Glory Be…

Continue the same pattern through 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,

Glorious Mysteries.

Close with: The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

 

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

 

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

 

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)

The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears; turn then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.


Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

 Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

May 17, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

6th Sunday of Easter              7th Sunday of Easter

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17                    Acts 1:12-14

1 Peter 3:15-18                       1 Peter 4:13-16

John 14:15-21                        John 17:1-11

Connecting to God & One Another

 Hopefully, all parishioners who are able are participating in the celebrations of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community. As soon as our Prime Bishop and Bishops give us direction on the public celebration of Mass we will implement them.

             Future Direction Action Plan for Parishes

            The Future Direction Sub-Committee of the Supreme Council has put together an action plan for parishes in the PNCC based on the yearly theme of Discipleship for 2020.

            In the month of May we will be focusing on Humility & Trust. We will focus on St. Peter and reflect on the following Scripture passages:

Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 26:31-35 John 21:1-19

 Reflection Question: Peter did not feel worthy to accept the Lord’s call. Yet, he followed, and Jesus used him to boldly proclaim the Gospel to others and to give great witness in his martyrdom. How can you overcome your own sense of unworthiness and embrace God’s plan for you?

Action: This month we can humble ourselves by thinking and caring for others more than ourselves.

Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Prayer for Our Community

 O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions]. . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God. Amen.

We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until sometime in May, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

Stewardship

 May 10, 2020

 Stewardship                                          $826.00

ARC Rental                                            $850.00

Donation                                                 $50.00

Mission                                                 $20.00

Church Obligation                                  $240.00

Capital Imp. (April      Rectory Rent)    $1,000.00

Cemetery                                               $90.00

Total                                                  $3,076.00

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

Recitation of the Rosary

                  As we are in the month of May let us heed the wisdom of Bishop Francis Hodur and turn to our Blessed Mother in this time of need. Let us make a commitment to pray the Rosary during this month of May.

We can go to You Tube Video meditations to assist us in praying the Rosary. If we do not have access to the internet we can pray the Rosary following these guidelines: + Sign of the Cross

Apostles Creed

Our Father      3 Hail Mary’s        Glory Be… for an increase of our faith, hope, and charity.

Choose a Mystery of the Rosary

Example: Glorious Mysteries

The 1st Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection

Our Father & then 10 Hail Mary’s & Glory Be…

Continue the same pattern through 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,

Glorious Mysteries.

Close with: The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

The Annunciation to Mary

The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

The Nativity of our Lord

The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

The Agony in the Garden

The Scourging at the Pillar

The Crowning with Thorns

The Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord

 

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

The Wedding Feast at Cana

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

The Transfiguration of our Lord

The Institution of the Eucharist

 

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)

The Resurrection

The Ascension

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears; turn then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family.


  Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

5th Sunday of Easter              6th Sunday of Easter

Acts 6:1-7                                Acts 8:5-8, 14-17

1 Peter 2:4-9                           1 Peter 3:15-18

John 14:1-12                          John 14:15-21

Connecting to God & One Another

 Hopefully, all parishioners who are able are participating in the celebrations of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org

 

Future Direction Action Plan for Parishes

            The Future Direction Sub-Committee of the Supreme Council has put together an action plan for parishes in the PNCC based on the yearly theme of Discipleship for 2020.

            In the month of May we will be focusing on Humility & Trust. We will focus on St. Peter and reflect on the following Scripture passages:

Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 26:31-35 John 21:1-19

 Reflection Question: Peter did not feel worthy to accept the Lord’s call. Yet, he followed, and Jesus used him to boldly proclaim the Gospel to others and to give great witness in his martyrdom. How can you overcome your own sense of unworthiness and embrace God’s plan for you?

Action: This month we can humble ourselves by thinking and caring for others more than ourselves.

Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Prayer for Our Community

 O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions]. . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God. Amen.

We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until sometime in May, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

Stewardship

 May 3, 2020

 Stewardship                                          $921.00

Echo Choir                                              $10.00

Mother’s Day                                         $100.00

Mission                                                 $10.00

Church Obligation                                  $160.00

Capital Improvement                               $50.00

Cemetery                                               $40.00

Total                                                  $1,291.00

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

May Sermon

            Once again we have awaited May, the most beautiful month of the year. The trees, the earth, the grass, are covering themselves with green and flowers, and the sun draws up new life with warmer rays.

The whole world is celebrating and in our chest the heart beats joyously. First, we rejoice that God allowed us to await spring, and then, that as Christians we can approach in this month the Most Holy Virgin Mary and give her due adoration.

Preoccupied the whole year with matters of this world, perhaps more than one of us forgot the veneration which should surround the Mother of God. We will have an opportunity to bow our heads before her and humble our hearts and call upon her mediation and care. And we need her mediation very much. For who of us do not suffer many afflictions? Therefore in this our adversity to whom are we to turn? Between God  and a person is the Most Holy Mother. As the Ark of the Covenant contained within the law of the Old Testament and the root of Jesse, so the Mother of God brings into the world the Savior, Christ the Lord. Yet not only that she is our confidant but also our most holy healer.

Through the sins of the first people humankind lost the health of the soul, that is, the grace of God. Weak humankind became more capable of sin than of virtue, as the Apostle Paul complained: Unhappy a man am I . . . for it is not what I wish that I do . . . I do what I do not wish (Romans 7:15-16).

A medicine and a help for us is the Mother of God, who is our mediator, the cure of the sick and the refuge of sinners. To her we must always turn and seek help.

Bishop Francis Hodur        May 1902

As we are in the month of May let us heed the wisdom of Bishop Francis Hodur and turn to our Blessed Mother in this time of need. Let us make a commitment to pray the Rosary during this month of May.

We can go to You Tube Video meditations to assist us in praying the Rosary. If we do not have access to the internet we can pray the Rosary following these guidelines:

+ Sign of the Cross

Apostles Creed

Our Father      3 Hail Mary’s        Glory Be… for an increase of our faith, hope, and charity.

Choose a Mystery of the Rosary

Example: Glorious Mysteries

The 1st Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection

Our Father & then 10 Hail Mary’s & Glory Be…

Continue the same pattern through 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,

Glorious Mysteries.

Close with: The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

 

Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

The Annunciation to Mary

The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth

The Nativity of our Lord

The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple

The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

The Agony in the Garden

The Scourging at the Pillar

The Crowning with Thorns

The Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord

 

The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan

The Wedding Feast at Cana

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

The Transfiguration of our Lord

The Institution of the Eucharist

The Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)

The Resurrection

The Ascension

The Descent of the Holy Spirit

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Hail Holy Queen Prayer

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope, to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears; turn then most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Mother’s Day Memorials

 

In Memory of

Violet Bober and Jean Fazzolare

Of. Barbara & Dennis Fazzolare

Helen Amrhein, Dolores Graham, Carolyn Graham, Hilda Krill, Mercedes Neeson, and Margaret Michalowski

Of. Barbara Graham

Antonia Tarnik and Joan Galbraith

Of. Pam & John Tarnik

Anna Kuc, Rose Bushko, Mary Klinger, and Martha Poloski

Of. Rose Cwiklinski

Marjorie Mikuta and Nora Ozelski

Of. Becky Coulter

 

In Honor of

 Helen Bushko

Of. Rose Cwiklinski

Jamie Fitzkee and Tammy Fazzolare

Of. Barbara & Dennis Fazzolare

Barbara Fazzolare

Of Tamara Fazzolare

Elsie Amrhein, Judy Amrhein, Mary Amrhein, Mary Kubiak, Allison Kelley and Linda Schwartz

Of. Barbara Graham

Mary Popeck

Of. Phyllis Evanoka

Kelly Ozelski and Alisha Beth Martin

Of. Becky Coulter

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.

 


 

  Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Scripture Readings

 

4th Sunday of Easter              5th Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 36-41                      Acts 6:1-7

1 Peter 2:20-25                       1 Peter 2:4-9

John 10:1-10                          John 14:1-12

Connecting to God & One Another

 Hopefully, all parishioners who are able are participating in the celebrations of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org

Future Direction Action Plan for Parishes

            The Future Direction Sub-Committee of the Supreme Council has put together an action plan for parishes in the PNCC based on the yearly theme of Discipleship for 2020.

            In the month of May we will be focusing on Humility & Trust. We will focus on St. Peter and reflect on the following Scripture passages:

Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 26:31-35 John 21:1-19

 Reflection Question: Peter did not feel worthy to accept the Lord’s call. Yet, he followed, and Jesus used him to boldly proclaim the Gospel to others and to give great witness in his martyrdom. How can you overcome your own sense of unworthiness and embrace God’s plan for you?

Action: This month we can humble ourselves by thinking and caring for others more than ourselves.

Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Prayer in Time of National Anxiety

I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until sometime in May, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

Faith & Mother Earth

Have you got a burning question about the intersection of faith and the environment? Wondering about what people of various faiths are doing about climate change? Do you ever wonder how food gets to your table and who is responsible for providing it?

Welcome to Earthbeat. In the face of our overwhelming responsibility for climate change that threatens our planet we focus on what it takes to move people of faith to effectively work on solutions.

Earthbeat is primarily digital and can be accessed at: NCRonline.org/earthbeat In Earthbeat you will find stories of climate crisis, faith and action. As a people of faith, in the future, if there is any interest, we may be able to be involved in this worthwhile endeavor.

Stewardship

 April 26, 2020

 Stewardship                                          $715.00

Mother’s Day                                           $10.00

Church Obligation                                  $300.00

Capital Improvement                               $25.00

Painting Pledge Payment                         $50.00

Total                                                   $1,100.00

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

 

Stewardship Newsletter

Below you will find a link to the Stewardship Newsletter for May and all the necessary information to Log On and download the Stewardship Newsletter.

http://www.parishpublishing.org/resourcecenter/default.asp

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Password: 15106                       Click: Log On

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Prayer for a Pandemic by Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

Jesus – The Good Shepherd

(Excerpts from a Homily by Prime Bishop Francis Hodur)

A most beautiful painting depicts Jesus Christ as the good shepherd. And in reality Jesus Christ was so. He was a teacher and pastor full of goodness, patience, zeal, and fervor for the glory of his Heavenly Father. May this picture of the dear heavenly shepherd hold fast in our heart and memory. I will devote today’s sermon to a consideration of the exceptional goodness which Christ the Lord demonstrated in the course of his life on earth.

This goodness of our Divine Shepherd manifested itself in pity. He demonstrated pity towards every living being. He hurried through villages and towns to do good. There he feeds the poor with bread. He heals the deaf, the blind, lepers.

What an inexpressible gift of God is the human heart of pity! It causes that we become similar to Jesus Christ, our Master and Savior. How many tears will a compassionate person dry, how much joy will he pour into poor and neglected people. Therefore let each of us who has a heart full of pity be blessed.

Christ the Lord had above all a heart of zeal for our happiness and salvation. And are we grateful to you for your goodness and unending warmth? We must have on us the marks of Jesus Christ – if we are someday to triumph with him. And what are these marks of Christ’s lambs?

There are two signs which Jesus Christ cites” In the first place he says: My sheep follow me, and in the second: My sheep hear my voice.

To follow after Jesus is to imitate him. But do we do so? Do we go step by step after the Savior? Answer for yourselves.

The path of Jesus Christ is the path of poverty, suffering, self-denial. Whoever takes this path must overcome his flesh. But people do not want to take this path. Indeed, they flee from it, and speed down the broad road leading to riches and dissipation. But we should remain on that road, we must take the path which Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, showed us.

Amen.

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.


 

  Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

 

April 26, 2020

Third Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

3rd Sunday of Easter              4th Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14, 22-33                      Acts 2:14, 36-41

1 Peter 1:17-21                       1 Peter 2:20-25

Luke 24:13-35                        John 10:1-10

Connecting to God & One Another

 Hopefully, all parishioners who are able are participating in the celebrations of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org

Weekly Bulletin

Last week I mailed out 8 bulletins to our parishioners who are unable to access the bulletin on the parish website. If you are unable to do so, and would like a weekly bulletin mailed to you, please notify Fr. Sr. Rick at All Saints at 412-276-2462.

Pittsburgh Prayer Network

Rev. James Snyder, a member of the Carnegie Area Ministerial Association, is the Director of the Pittsburgh Prayer Network. Each week he sends out a pdf document, “Saturating Pittsburgh Daily Prayer Guide,” to help people of faith consistently pray in specific ways for our city and region. You can sign up to receive the prayer guide at:

http://www.pittsburghprayernetwork.com

Prayer for a Pandemic

Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

 Prayer in Time of National Anxiety

I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

Stewardship

 April 19, 2020

 Stewardship                                          $684.00

Fr. Sr. Rick Health Insurance

National Church Reimbursement            $135.50

Mother’s Day                                           $15.00

Lenten Denial                                          $10.00

Church Obligation                                    $45.00

Capital Improvement in Memory

Of Mary Kania by Donna DiNardo             $40.00

Total                                                     $929.50

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

The mailbox is checked every few days by Barb & Pam and the collection reports are based on whatever has been received by the Parish or sent to Barb directly by Tuesday of each week. You may not see any special donations in the bulletin as it is not a weekly item. However, they will eventually be reported.

Deposits are made to our financial institutions once a week which means that your checks may not clear as quickly as in the past. All parishioners are asked to be as patient as possible under the current circumstances.

 

Stewardship Newsletter

Below you will find a link to the monthly Stewardship Newsletter and all the necessary information to Log On and download the Stewardship Newsletter to read.

http://www.parishpublishing.org/resourcecenter/default.asp

 Username: 836618

Password: 15106

 Click: Accept Terms

Click: Log On

 See Purchased Resources

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 We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until sometime in May, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

 Faith & Mother Earth

Have you got a burning question about the intersection of faith and the environment? Wondering about what people of various faiths are doing about climate change? Do you ever wonder how food gets to your table and who is responsible for providing it?

Welcome to Earthbeat. In the face of our overwhelming responsibility for climate change that threatens our planet we focus on what it takes to move people of faith to effectively work on solutions.

Earthbeat is primarily digital and can be accessed at: NCRonline.org/earthbeat In Earthbeat you will find stories of climate crisis, faith and action. As a people of faith, in the future, if there is any interest, we may be able to be involved in this worthwhile endeavor.

 Future Direction Action Plan for Parishes

            The Future Direction Sub-Committee of the Supreme Council has put together an action plan for parishes in the PNCC based on the yearly theme of Discipleship for 2020.

            In the month of May we will be focusing on Humility & Trust. We will focus on St. Peter and reflect on the following Scripture passages:

Luke 5:1-11 Matthew 26:31-35 John 21:1-19

 Reflection Question: Peter did not feel worthy to accept the Lord’s call. Yet, he followed, and Jesus used him to boldly proclaim the Gospel to others and to give great witness in his martyrdom. How can you overcome your own sense of unworthiness and embrace God’s plan for you?

Action: This month we can humble ourselves by thinking and caring for others more than ourselves.

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.


 

  Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

 

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

 

April 19, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter

Scripture Readings

2nd Sunday of Easter              3rd Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:42-47                            Acts 2:14, 22-33

1 Peter 1:3-9                           1 Peter 1:17-21

John 20:19-31                        Luke 24:13-35

Connecting to God & One Another

Hopefully, all parishioners who are able are participating in the celebrations of Weekly Mass on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  There is also a Mass for the Sick & Infirm which you may desire to watch during this most difficult time.

The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org

Weekly Bulletin

I hope that our parishioners received the parish bulletin last week and the Rejoice and Be Glad 2020 “Daily Reflections for Easter and Pentecost” I hope that you will use it to enhance your Easter experience.

I was wondering how many of our parishioners are unable to access the bulletin on the parish website. If you are unable to do so please notify Fr. Sr. Rick at All Saints at 412-276-2462. We may need to make arrangement to mail our weekly bulletin to those who cannot digitally access it.

Our Deepest Sympathy

Mary Kania was called by her God to take her seat at the Banquet of Everlasting Life. We pray for the repose of her soul and the peace and consolation of her family.

            A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at Sacred Heart of Jesus at a later date.

Do Widzenia!

 

Prayer for a Pandemic

Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

 Prayer in Time of National Anxiety

I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Stewardship Newsletter

Below you will find a link to the monthly Stewardship Newsletter and all the necessary information to Log On and download the Stewardship Newsletter to read.

http://www.parishpublishing.org/resourcecenter/default.asp

 Username: 836618

Password: 15106

 Click: Accept Terms

Click: Log On

 See Purchased Resources

Download Stewardship Newsletter

 

 Act of Spiritual Communion

 Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

 We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until at least April 30th, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

 

Stewardship

 April 5, 2020

Stewardship                                          $465.00

ARC Rental                                            $850.00

Palm                                                       $10.00

Lenten Denial                                          $30.00

Church Obligation                                    $90.00

Total                                                  $1,445.00

 

April 12, 2020

 Stewardship                                                                     $580.00

Rectory Rent &  Painting Project Pledge                       $1,200.00

Total                                                                                     $1,750.00

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

 

Dziekuje

Karen and I would like to express our thanks for the encouraging words through calls, note, and texts concerning our efforts to place our weekly Mass on You Tube. It is very kind of you.

More importantly, I would like to thank you for your efforts to social distance, wear masks when you need to go out to obtain essential items and to care about your family, fellow parishioners, neighbors, and friends. Although we would much rather be gathering in homes and restaurants to be with one another and in our parish churches to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by not doing so we are exhibiting the love of the Risen Lord to one another and protecting those members of our communities who are on the front lines dealing with this pandemic.

Indeed, we have had to change our behaviors and this has not been easy. There is anxiety, some pain and suffering in doing what we need to do. It is through the grace of the Risen Lord bestowed upon us that we are able to do so. Let us continue to virtually celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, pray for one another, especially those whose lives are directly affected by this virus and be assured that the Risen Lord will continue to protect us and enable us to be the resurrected people we profess to be.

Fr. Sr. Rick

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.

 


April 12,2020 Bulletin

Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

 

Web Site: sacredheartpncc.wordpress.com

 

Very Rev. Richard R. Seiler, Jr…. Administrator

 

April 12, 2020

Easter Sunday

 

Scripture Readings

Easter Sunday                   2nd Sunday of Easter

Acts 10:34, 37-43              Acts 2:42-47

Colossians 3:1-4                1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:1-9                       John 20:19-31

 

Connecting to God & One Another

 

Hopefully, you were able to participate in the celebrations of Holy Week and Easter Sunday on the All Saints You Tube channel.   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e  The Sunday celebration of Mass will continue to be available for you to pray each week until we are once again able to come together as a faith community.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org you will find helpful meditations for the celebration of Holy Week.

 

Weekly Bulletin

Members of the parish were mailed a bulletin for Easter. In the mailing was the Rejoice and be Glad 2020 “Daily Reflections for Easter and Pentecost” I hope that you will use it to enhance your Easter experience.

I was wondering how many of our parishioners are unable to access the bulletin on the parish website. If you are unable to do so please notify Fr. Sr. Rick at All Saints at 412-276-2462. We may need to make arrangement to mail our weekly bulletin to those who cannot digitally access it.

Dziekuje

Thank you to the parishioners who continue to fulfill their temporal obligation to their parish by mailing in their weekly donations.

Act of Spiritual Communion

Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen.

 

Prayer for a Pandemic

Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

 Prayer in Time of National Anxiety

 I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

 Wesolego

  Alleluja!

A Happy and a Blessed Easter!

 

 

Easter “Swienconka” Meal Blessing

Prayer/Blessing adapted from 15th century Poland

 LEADER: in the Name of the Father, + and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit, +

ALL: Amen.

LEADER: Our Heavenly Father, you graciously provide us with the nourishment and strength for all of life’s needs. We invite your blessing upon our meal as we break our Lenten Fast. Bless, too, we pray, our companionship.

Remind us not to eat to excess which displeases you. Caution us not to over indulge in the fruit of the vine, lest we be tempted to misdeeds, against your will.

As we share and enjoy our Easter feast, in Catholic charity let us also remember those who suffer hunger and want.

Discipline us so that we do not let the pleasures of this life stifle the inspirations of your Holy Spirit. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

ALL: Amen.

 OR

 LEADER: In the Name of the Father, + and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit, +

ALL: Amen.

 Leader: Bless us, O Lord, and sanctify this meal. Look lovingly upon those who prepared it. Open the eyes of our hearts that we may recognize you as did your disciples in the breaking of the bread. Teach us to share this bread, as well as our joy with those who hunger and with all who suffer want. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Risen Lord.

ALL: Amen.

@Copyright 2003 – CWB Press, Lewiston, NY 14092

 

 

We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until at least April 30th, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

 

On behalf of the Parish Committee I would like to wish all of you a blessed and joyful Easter. May the Risen Lord walk with you during this time of anxiety and uncertainty. May he calm your fears, strengthen your hope, and enliven your faith in the reality that the Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

 Fr. Sr. Rick & The Parish Committee

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch, Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht and Robert Wieczorek.

 


 

 

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC

171 East College Street

Canonsburg PA 15317

Father Senior Richard Seiler, Jr.

 

April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Scripture Readings for Holy Week

 

Palm Sunday                      Holy Thursday

Isaiah 50:4-7                       Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14

Philippians 2:6-11               1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Matthew 26:16-27:66         John 13:1-15

 

Good Friday                        Easter Sunday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12             Acts 10:34, 37-43          

Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9      Colossians 3:1-4

John 18:1-19:42                  John 20:1-9

 

 

We Are Not Alone

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” until at least April 30th, we are not alone. Please remember to reach out to your fellow parishioners and neighbors through telephone calls, cards, and social media. Also if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

God will continue to watch over us. Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

 

Connecting to God & One Another

Hopefully, you were able to celebrate Mass this past weekend on the All Saints You Tube channel. Palm Sunday and all Holy Week Services will be available for you. You can participate in the celebrations of Palm Sunday and Holy Week by accessing All Saints You Tube channel at   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e

Available to View

Palm Sunday     7:00 PM April 4th

Holy Thursday   7:00 PM April 9th

Good Friday      12:00 Noon April 10th

Easter               7:00 PM April 11th

 You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programming which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations. On the Polish National Catholic Website at http://www.pncc.org you will find helpful meditations for the celebration of Holy Week.

Distribution of Palm

Parishioners who would like blessed Palm can pick some up on Sunday, April 5th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the church. The Palm will be in bags so that all you need do is take a bag.

Memorial Mass Intentions

The Memorial Mass Intentions that have been scheduled will not be offered at the present time. I will keep a list of all those Memorial Mass Intentions and they will be scheduled on the open dates available once we return to community celebrations of Mass.

 

Suggested Prayers

Act of Spiritual Communion

Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen

Prayer in Time of National Anxiety

I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

 

The Angelus

Seeking the Intercession of the Blessed Mother

  1. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
  2. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary…

  1. Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
  2. Be it done unto me according to your word.

Hail Mary…

  1. And the Word was made flesh,
  2. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary…

  1. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
  2. That we may be made worthy of the promise of

Christ.

Let us pray. O Lord, we ask you pour forth your grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of the Resurrection. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer for a Pandemic

Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place safe to go.

May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.

As fear grips our country, let us choose love.

During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors. Amen.

 YouTube Video Meditations

The Stations of the Cross (from Scripture).

Holy Rosary: Joyful Mysteries (Monday & Saturday)

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tuesday & Friday)

Luminous Mysteries (Thursday)

Glorious Mysteries (Wednesday & Sunday)

+ It is recommended that during Holy Week we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Increasing our discipleship

in response to the Covid 19 Virus

  1. Increased time in prayer and fasting.
  2. Sending cards and letters to those in nursing homes that cannot have visitors.
  3. Calling to check in and pray with family members, friends and neighbors.
  4. Going shopping for our elderly sisters and brothers and those in need.
  5. Sewing masks for first responders. {You can goggle “sewing mask patterns” and see various sites.}
  6. Increase almsgiving with donations of Blood, money & food to local food pantries.
  7. Keeping Social Distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.
  8. Thinking of service to others before yourself.

Thank you to Fr. Sr. Rob Nemkovich & the Future Direction subcommittee of the Supreme Council of the PNCC for their helpful suggestions and prayers.

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Prayers for the Sick

We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch,  Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht


 

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC
171 East College Street
Canonsburg PA 15317
Father Senior Richard Seiler, Jr.
 
March 29, 2020
5th Sunday of Lent
Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings
March 29, 2020                       April 5, 2020
Ezekiel 37:12-14                     Isaiah 50:4-7
Romans 8:8-11                        Philippians 2:6-11
John 11:1-45                           Matthew 26:16-27:66

We Are Not Alone

Hopefully, all of you have received the letter mailed to you this past week. Please remember that if you are in need of supplies or financial assistance you are asked to please Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Members of the parish will be contacted to assist you.

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” we are not alone. God will continue to watch over us and the members of your parish will be available to help in any way possible.

Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

Connecting to God & One Another
I will continue to celebrate Mass each Sunday so that the church will continue to pray for her people. With the help of Corrie Durisko from All Saints we will have the celebration of Mass from All Saints available for you to view each Sunday. You can access the celebration of Mass by going to All Saints You Tube at   https://bit.ly/2Ugc97e

The celebration of Mass will also appear on the PNCC Facebook Page (PNCC1).

Worship aids for each Sunday will be available on the PNCC website (pncc.org) and on the PNCC Facebook Page (PNCC1).

To remain united in prayer and good works you are encouraged to unite yourselves in prayer often through the use of your PNCC Prayer Book, your Bible and other devotional aids. You can do so at the normal time that you would be attending Mass.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programing which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations.

Memorial Mass Intentions
The Memorial Mass Intentions that have been scheduled will not be offered at the present time. I will keep a list of all those Memorial Mass Intentions and they will be scheduled on the open dates available once we return to community celebrations of Mass.

Suggested Prayers
Act of Spiritual Communion

Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen

Prayer in Time of National Anxiety
I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

The Angelus
Seeking the Intercession of the Blessed Mother
 V.  The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R.  And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary…
V.  Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
R.  Be it done unto me according to your word.
Hail Mary…
V.  And the Word was made flesh,
R.  And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary…
V.  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
R.  That we may be made worthy of the promise of
Christ.

Let us pray.

O Lord, we ask you pour forth your grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of the Resurrection. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Increasing our discipleship in response to the Covid 19 Virus
1.     Increased time in prayer and fasting.
2.     Sending cards and letters to those in nursing homes that cannot have visitors.
3.     Calling to check in and pray with family members, friends and neighbors.
4.     Going shopping for our elderly sisters and brothers and those in need.
5.     Sewing masks for first responders. {You can goggle “sewing mask patterns” and see various sites.}
6.     Increase almsgiving with donations of Blood, money & food to local food pantries.
7.     Keeping Social Distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.
8.     Thinking of service to others before yourself.

Thank you to Fr. Sr. Rob Nemkovich & the Future Direction
subcommittee of the Supreme Council of the PNCC for their
helpful suggestions and prayers.

Prayers for the Sick
We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch,  Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht

Stewardship – March 22, 2020

Stewardship………………………… $  112.00

Church Obligations………………      340.00

Capital Improvement…………….     450.00  ($400 painting project pledge)

Cemetery …………………………..       40.00

TOTAL………..     942.00
Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC Bulletin March 29 2020


Sacred Heart of Jesus PNCC
171 East College Street
Canonsburg PA 15317
Father Senior Richard Seiler, Jr.
 
Sacred Heart Bulletin Notices
4th Sunday of Lent

Readings for Sunday, March 22, 2020
1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

A Message to Our Parishioners
During this difficult and uncertain time we would like you to know that we are here for you.

If you are in need of supplies and have no access to someone to obtain them for you please contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Every effort will be made to obtain them for you.

If you are in need of some temporary financial assistance you are also asked to contact Fr. Sr. Rick at 412-276-2462. Each request will be handled on an individual basis. The monies for assistance will be taken from our Parish reserves.

Know that even though we are asked to practice “social distancing” we are not alone. God will continue to watch over us and the members of your parish will be available to help in any way possible.

Through the grace of God we will be able to weather this crisis and emerge a more hopeful and faith filled people.

What We Can Do On Sunday
The pastor will continue to celebrate Mass each Sunday so that the church will continue to pray for her people. However, all parishioners are instructed to stay home.
We can:

The celebration of Mass will appear on the PNCC Facebook Page (PNCC1).

Worship aids for each Sunday will be available on the PNCC website (pncc.org) and on the PNCC Facebook Page (PNCC1).

To remain united in prayer and good works you are encouraged to unite yourselves in prayer often through the use of your PNCC Prayer Book, your Bible and other devotional aids. You can do so at the normal time that you would be attending Mass.

You are also encouraged to make use of any other religious programing which you can find on your local cable or satellite stations.
Suggested Prayers

Act of Spiritual Communion
Most loving Jesus, I adore you in the Most Blessed Sacrament, in which you are truly present. I love you above all things and I long for you in my soul. Since I cannot receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart and heal my soul. I embrace you and unite myself to you; may I never be separated from you. Inflame my heart with the fire of your love, my Lord and Savior. Amen

Prayer in Time of National Anxiety
I come to you, Lord, in this time of uncertainty and confusion that has gripped our nation. I pray that our leaders and representatives in government are filled with your peace, strength and courage. May your gifts of wisdom and understanding, fortitude and counsel be sought and utilized by them for the well-being of our country. By their belief and trust in you may they provide capable leadership, promote unity and peace, and be attentive to the concerns of our people. May your church provide support and comfort and help strengthen our hope for peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

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Prayers for the Sick
We pray for the members of our parish and its extended family:  Helen Ambrose, Joan Dombrowski, Dorothy Zieba, Raelyn Hershberger, Arlene Puchi, Mike Bober, Robin Hershberger, Dave Bock, Bernie Ogan, Billy Ackerman, Marjorie (Popeck) Patronie, Jackie Hlavinka, Savanna Sholly, Eugene Bindernagel, Luelle Kennedy, Betty Guyach, Ken Kutch,  Anna Mae Osiecki, Laura Stopka, John Tarnik, Ron D’Amico, Freda D’Amico, Betsy Martin, Lynn Ozelski-Morton, Kasie McElhaney, George Erbrecht

Lenten Denial Envelopes
Lenten Denial Envelopes are available in the undercroft of the church. All parishioners are encouraged to take an envelope and participate in the ancient custom of giving alms during the Season of Great Lent. All monies collected will go to support local charities.

Stewardship – March 15, 2020
Stewardship………………………… $  691.00
Easter Flowers……………………..     155.00
Capital Improvement…………….       50.00
(painting project pledge)
Memoriam Donation……………..       25.00
(in memory of Rose Fragapane)
Lenten Denial Folders……………       10.00
TOTAL………..      931.00

March 22 2020 Bulletin