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We thank God for ALL our “fatherly” men on this special day, whether or not they are biologically a father. Remember that St. Joseph, Jesus’s foster father, was a great example of what being a father means. Although not biologically Jesus’s father, he was the steady, stable, fatherly figure that God, “Our Father, who art in heaven,” chose for his Son, Jesus. As St. Matthew’s Gospel says, Joseph was a just man. May we all emulate his humility, work ethic, and faith. Thank you gentlemen, for all you do for us.
For as long as I’ve been at HSP, Walt Boehler has graciously cut the grass at HSP school and rectory. The time has come, however, for us to thank Walt one last time for his helpful volunteer work, and to pass the reins on to someone else. The amount of grass is not great, but needs to be maintained. This would make a great service project for one, or more, of either of our parishes’ youth. Please contact HSP office.
Church Renovation Pictures
This comment was made to Fr Dan recently: “Please tell my relatives that I didn’t hit the PA lottery!” Apparently a number of parishioners have said, “If I ever hit the lottery, I’m going to have the church painted.” And this has caused some confusion as to who is actually paying for the church painting! Now from my lips/keyboard to your ears/ eyes, please know, “Not the PA lottery, but our Diocesan insurance is paying for the church painting!” We do have a benefactor, however, the Diocese. It is primarily “self-insured,” and it could have denied our claim, or just paid part of it (for example, scaffolding & cleaning only), but it is paying for ALL the scaffolding, cleaning, & painting! We thank the Diocese for good stewardship regarding our Parish Share/insurance monies, & our parishioners for your contributions, so we can pay our insurance premiums. P.S. If anyone does hit the PA lottery, please come to see me, we’ve got a long wish list!
Reserve the date: Sun., Aug. 18.
Plans are already in the making for the parish picnic to be held at the Millvale Riverfront Park on Sun., August 18. Save the date, so you won’t miss out on
one of the all-time fun days for the parish.
A fun filled day of games, friends, and delicious food shared with fellow parishioners. Our parish raffle will be drawn at the picnic, We also are planning to have more stuff for our children: games, prizes, etc. Watch for more info to come.
CHRISTIAN MOTHERS & WOMEN’S GUILD MEETING
Next meeting: Mon, June 17, 6:30pm in the cafeteria. (NO Mass due to Fr. Dan’s vacation.) Picnic theme. Precinct #3 & officers hosting. See you there!
Please support the raffle by picking up your tickets in the back of church beginning June 15-16
PRIZES & PRICES: $5,000—$2,000—$1,000. Tickets only $1 ea, 6 tkts for $5, or 30 tkts for $25
TICKET RETURNS: Tickets and money should be in a clearly marked envelope placed in the collection basket or drop them off at the parish office.
VOLUNTEERS: Island volunteers needed for tickets sales. If interested in helping to make this raffle the best ever, or if you need more tickets to sell to friends, family, co-workers, etc., contact parish office, 412-821-4424.
REMEMBER: Winners need not be present. If you can’t make it to the annual parish picnic on Sun., Aug. 18, you can still be a part of it by buying and or selling tickets to your friends/relatives.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, THE MORE TICKETS WE SELL OUTSIDE OUR PARISH, MEANS LESS $ PARISHIONERS NEED TO DONATE!
MARKET DAY IS BACK
THANKS A MILLION for all your support and orders for Market Day over the last year. No, we haven’t hit the million dollar fundraising mark, but we’re sure willing to try. Our total earned for this year was roughly $3,000.00. It’s a win-win situation. Great food for you and a little something to help out our parish, thanks to Lonnie and her crew.
Saint Nicholas Parish Fundraising Event
HOLY COW DID I READ THAT CORRECTLY?
You did! For a $10 donation, you will get a 2’ x 2’ square and have a chance to win $10,000 in the first ever: HOLY COW DROP. A live cow roams a painted parking lot grid and where it “drops,” the owner of that square wins! At SNP, Sat., June 29, Noon-3 pm. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold after the Masses. If you need tickets contact either Chairpersons: Michael Sambol (412- 486-6810) or Jim Smail (412-821-2699).
What to do while you wait: There will be refreshments, a Bake Sale, other raffles, including 7 prizes of $100 awarded by random drawing every half hour of the event. (Winners need not be present to win any of the monetary prizes.) See you all there.
Part 4: How to Be a Dynamic and Evangelizing Parish
Two very different parishes show what it takes to be both energetic and spiritual.
12th Sun [C] 2013
They come here all clothed in white, many times wearing long white garments passed down through family generations, white baptismal garments that dress up baby boys and baby girls with no gender distinction except for their names. For as we just heard in St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians: For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.