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ST. PETER'S CHURCH

433 WEST CHURCH STREET SOMERSET, PA. 15501

RECTORY: 814-443-6574 FAX: 814-445-7766 www.stpetersparish.com

Rev. Fr. Daniel J. O'Neill, VF, Pastor Rev. Msgr. Samuel J. Tomaselli, Pastor Emeritus 814-445-7382 Rev. Mr. Ronald Kolonich, Deacon

ORDINARY SCHEDULE

Sunday Masses: 5:30 PM Saturday 8:00 AM and 10 AM, 12:15 PM Sunday HOLY DAY MASSES ­ As announced CONFESSIONS: 3:30 PM Saturday or anytime upon request. Additional times during Advent & Lent. BAPTISM: Parish registration and participation in baptismal preparation are necessary. MARRIAGES: Please make the priest your initial contact as early as possible. An interview with the couple must precede the setting of a date. He will also guide the preparation process. PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK: Please call the Rectory to request the Sacrament of the Sick for family members who are seriously ill. Communion is taken to the hospital, nursing homes, and the home-bound on a regular basis. PARISH MEMBERSHIP: It is important to be a registered parishioner in order to gain the benefits and privileges of parish membership. New parishioners are most welcome. If you have moved into, within or outside the parish or are not a member of the parish at present please call the rectory so that your situation may be addressed.

PASTORAL & SUPPORT STAFF

Jill Harris, School Principal Carol Wagner, Administrative Assistant Carol Rozinsky, Church Secretary Cathy Olsavsky, Dir. Of Religious Ed. Beth Svonavec, School Secretary Bart Sharbaugh, Maintenance Supervisor Michael Fapore, Pastoral Council Sean Isgan, Finance Council Karen Kuhn, Director of Music Steve and Gina McNulty, Youth Ministry

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

MASSES FOR THE WEEK: MAY 20--MAY 26

Mon. Tues. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sun. 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM Mary Zanoni, Livia Dipre, Joan Roose--Jim & Kathy Mary Sube--Ken & Sue Sube NO 8 AM Mass James Menser--Dana & Sue Menser Family Rose Kowalczyk--Christine Richards

WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sat.--Sun. All Masses All Masses Tues. Wed. 12:30 PM 8:30 AM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM 8 AM--1 PM Knights of Columbus Poor Collection Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Collection Bible Discussion Group ­Annex Quilting Group--Annex Marriage Incentive Rosary--Annex Prison Ministry Meeting--Annex NO Toddler Time Men's Fellowship Group--Annex K of C Blood Drive--Parish Hall

Thurs. 7:00 AM

7:00 AM Virginia Lottig--Mary Szweczyk 11:15 AM Daniel Orslene--Nat & Anne Barbera 5:30 PM Joey Martz--Mark

Thurs. Sat.

8:00 AM For The People 10:00 AM Annie McNamara--Son 12:15 PM John Zborovancik-Deacon Ron & Jill Kolonich

MAY 19, 2013 PENTECOST SUNDAY

PASTOR'S COMMENTS

* Our parish is blessed with Eucharistic Ministers who bring communion to patients at Somerset Hospital on a daily basis. Sometimes there is confusion at registration and a patient is not listed as Catholic on the clergy list. This may jeopardize visitation. If you or a family member or friend are admitted to Somerset Hospital and are not contacted by Eucharistic ministers, please inform the rectory of the situation. * At one time parish life became less structured during the Memorial Day--Labor Day summer travel season. Now I believe that travel season begins at Easter. Mass attendance declines and more of the various liturgical ministers fail to fulfill their assignments. Since we are a Eucharistic people Sunday Mass attendance is essential. Please contact a substitute (or call the rectory) if you are unable to fulfill a liturgical assignment. Otherwise the stability and good order of the liturgy are jeopardized. * Often funeral liturgies are celebrated in the parish. I wish to commend the funeral choir and instrumentalists for their important contributions to these liturgies. Theirs is indeed a ministry of compassion. I would ask parishioners who are able to note local obituaries and participate in funeral liturgies in solidarity with, and support of, those directly affected by the death. The strong prayerful support of the parish family can be an important source of consolation for mourners. * Bulletin advertisements provide businesses and professional services and opportunity to engage parishioners and support our parish. A number of bulletin slots are available for the upcoming year. Call the rectory for more information or to reserve a slot. * Music is an important part of the Sunday liturgy. We are blessed with gifted musicians whose talents enhance the Mass celebration. Unfortunately we lack the number of musicians necessary to cover the weekend Masses. The number of liturgies without music is increasing. Perhaps it is necessary to pursue an electronic or recorded music option. * This weekend we welcome Sister Brigid Marie Grandy as part of the Annual Mission Cooperative. She will be speaking about the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill mission in Korea. Sister will talk after communion at all the Masses. The second collection for the Korean Missions will be taken up following her presentation. Envelopes are in the pews. Please be as generous as you can! IN YOUR PRAYERS please remember Sara Thome, mother of James Thome who died last week. May she rest in peace! May God bless, sustain and console her family & friends. DONATIONS FOR THE POOR will be accepted at all Masses this weekend. Please be generous with donations of food for the Food Pantry or cash for the poor in our area. MOBILE FOOD BANK: The next distribution of food by the Somerset Ministerium and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank will be held on Thurs., May 23 between 5:00 and 6:30 PM at the Somerset Area Junior High School. YOU ARE INVITED to join Bishop Mark Bartchak, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni of Bishop McCort for a Mass in support of the entire Bishop McCort family during this difficult time and for those who have personally experienced the tragedy of sexual abuse. The Mass will be celebrated on Mon., May 20 at 7PM at St. Benedict Church in Johnstown. A collection will be taken up at the Mass and proceeds will be given to a local organization that deals with sexual abuse.

2012 A. C. A.

2013 A.C.A. $56,796 $23,204 $80,000 $68,565 174 Households

FESTIVAL NEWS!

FESTIVAL DATE: JUNE 23, 2013 *Please reserve the day and participate with the parish in this important social and fundraising endeavor. There are a number of needs to be met if our festival is to be successful: HELP, HELP, HELP! Please call the rectory now if you can help (or cannot help) with this year's festival. We are in the process of making up our worker list. THE THEME BASKET COLLECTION worked well. Theme baskets with a retail value of $50 or more are needed. Be creative! Call the rectory as soon as possible with your basket theme. Baskets may be brought to the rectory anytime during business hours. THE AUCTION is the most lucrative part of the festival. Each parish family is asked to donate a minimum of $25 to our auction. There are several ways to donate to our auction--either with a gift certificate, a new item, or a donation of cash for us to purchase larger items. There is a need for major items, gift certificates for retailers and restaurants, sports items, professional services, game tickets, and memorabilia. THE BOOK SALE is always a big success. Please start gathering up your good condition used books. Please do not bring in encyclopedias, magazines, or books that are musty, old or in poor condition. Books can be dropped off at the annex starting the first week of June. THE BAKE SALE will be held in the hall from 9 am 1 pm. Please donate your delicious creations. QUILTS WANTED for display in St. Peter's Quilt Show. Everyone is welcome to display new and family heirlooms. Watch for information in future bulletins. For questions or information, please call Flo at 443-2244 or Rae at 443-6847. CHANCE TICKETS: You should have received your chances. More are available in the rectory. 1st prize: $500 cash, 2nd prize: Full size quilt, 3rd prize: $200 Eats `n Treats Gift Cards, 4th prize: $100 SCRIP cards of choice. Please buy or sell your chances. A high level of parishioner participation will insure festival success. Please consider how you can contribute to the 2013 St. Peter's Parish festival and call to volunteer today. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE will be held Sat., May 25, from 8 am-1 pm in the hall. Summer is the time of year when most people have relaxing, but hectic, schedules. What many don't realize is that during this busy time blood donations often decline due to vacations and summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant. Give the gift of life! STEWARDSHIP The Spirit, the first gift of the risen Christ to his people, gives us both the ability to receive the Gospel of Jesus and, in response, the power to proclaim it. SUNDAY COLLECTION, $9,532 VOTIVE, $87 SCHOOL COLLECTION, $90 ASCENSION THURSDAY, $2,331

Diocesan goal Parish goal Total goal Total gifts pledged Participants

$56,671 $33,329 $90,000 $72,120 193 Households

School News: May 19, 2013

MON., MAY 20: Grade 4 "Pennsylvania Day" Presentations and Luncheon TUES., MAY 21:Teacher Appreciation Luncheon 11:40 am WED., MAY 22: Author/Poet Judy Young Visit to St. Peter School THURS., MAY 23:St. Peter School Talent Show 12:30 pm in Hall FRI., MAY 24:Grade 3 School Mass 11:15 12:40 pm Early Dismissal for Memorial Day Weekend ­ Regular Transportation

CHOIR NEWS Our final choir practice for the choir season was held Wednesday evening. If you see a choir member, please thank them for their gift of song. "When you send forth your spirit, they are created, And you renew the face of the earth." Psalm 104:30 THE 2013 "ANSWER THE CALL" Catholic Men's Fellowship Conference "Fear Not: Have Faith in Christ" will take place on Sat., June 8, 2013 at St. Francis University, Loretto, PA. Conference brochures are available in the vestibule. Watch the bulletin for information on car pooling. ST. PETER'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS is asking for your spare change in a fundraising project to help support Pro Life and School Activities. Starting Mother's Day weekend the Knights will be handing out baby bottles. Please put whatever spare change you can spare into the bottle and return it on Father's Day. One hundred percent of the money raised will be used to support Pro Life and School activities. Thank you! CONGRATULATIONS TO Rose Wagner and Daniel Maddox, married this weekend here at St. Peter's. May God bless their marriage covenant! CONGRATULATIONS to William Joseph Truszka III, son of William J. Truszka who joined our parish family through Baptism. May God bless him and his family. KNIGHTS NOTES The next regular monthly meeting of St. Peter's K of C will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 PM in the Annex.

MINISTRIES: MAY 25--26

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS: PLATE MINISTERS: CUP MINISTERS: 5:30PM D. Sube, B. Bittner D. & S. Mapes 8AM J. & L. Wahl B. Wilmotte, J. Sujansky 10AM A. Isgan, E. Kasunich M. & B. Knecht 12:15PM K. Pessolano, D. Petrosky D. Tomko, J. Swearman LECTOR: GREETERS: 5:30PM L. Carey Baker 8AM T. Woy Woy, Deskevich 10AM T. Connelly J. Kolonich, Wilk 12:15PM E. Melvin Snyder ALTAR SERVERS: 5:30PM R. Zanoni, N. & S. Olsavsky, B. Wilk 8AM N, Jozefczyk, C., D. & E. Jano 10AM S. Svonavec, M. Harris, B. Murdy, A. Riggs 12:15PM E. & I. Svonavec, J. & J. Knopsnyder ROSARY LEADERS: CHURCH CLEANERS: 5:30PM R. Rizzo Sr. SAT., MAY 25; 8AM D. Svonavec C. & S. Demorest 10AM J. Svonavec 12:15PM R. Delano

LOOKING AHEAD MAY 27:NO SCHOOL ­ Memorial Day Holiday MAY 28:Sports Day MAY 29:Grades 1, 3, 6 Swim at Somerset Pool Grade 5 DARE Graduation 11:45 am in Hall Grade 3 "Step Up Night" 7pm in School MAY 30:Grade 2, 4, 6 Swim at Somerset Pool Grade 3 Walking Tour of Somerset Field Trip MAY 31:Kindergarten School Mass 11:15 am Grade 6 Graduation Mass 6:30 pm with Reception to follow in Hall ­ All are welcome for Mass, Reception is by invitation only. JUNE 3:Science Day Activities JUNE 5:Last Day of School­Mass 9:00 am- Dismissal 10:40am St. Peter School Picnic at Pioneer Park 11 am ­ 4 pm THANK YOU! St. Peter School would like to thank all of our school community and parish family for supporting our fundraising efforts this year. Thanks to your generosity we were able to collect $703.75 from our Box Tops for Education collections; we raised over $4000 for the school from our Gardner's Candy Sale; we raised over $2100 from our School Mass fundraiser and $2000 from the Fr. Gartland Memorial Walk. Thanks to the "Apples for the Students" program we were also able to purchase a new TV and DVD player, 2 new classroom cassette/cd players, a new Roller and Tray kit for the teacher Accu Cut and new playground equipment. The school also collected $800 for our sister parish in Porus from the Morning Cart Sales, Teacher Dress Down Days and the annual Lenten Hot Lunch and we collected $300 for the Missionary Childhood Association with our Advent coin collection. We thank everyone for their ongoing support and dedication to our school...God bless! THE PRISON MINISTRY meeting will be held this Wed., May 22 at 7PM in the Annex. BIRTHRIGHT OF SOMERSET would like to thank all of those who made the recent Calendar Party such a success: Denise Demchak for all her hard work in organizing this amazing event; St. Peter's Church for allowing use of the parish hall, as well as the rectory staff for their efforts; the table leaders who did a fantastic job of decorating tables and providing prizes and goodies; Charles Troll and band, Red Law, who entertained, and of course all who attended this wonderful occasion. What a celebration of life! MEMORIAL PLAQUE BLESSING There will be a blessing of the Tree Memorial Plaques on Tuesday, May 28 at 1PM on the church lawn.

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK We would like to thank J & J Svonavec Excavating, Inc. for sponsoring an ad in our bulletin.

PRO-LIFE CORNER

That pro-life people may turn to the Holy Spirit when speaking out for unborn children, we pray...

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