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  • Your Catholic Community of Avella, Bulger, Burgettstown, Imperial, McDonald, and Oakdale. Our Lady of Lourdes

    1109 Main St. Burgettstown, PA 15021


    St. Ann 967 Grant St.

    Bulger, PA 15019 724-796-3791

    St. Alphonsus 219 W. Lincoln Ave. McDonald, PA 15057


    St. Columbkille 103 Church Rd.

    Imperial, PA 15126 724-695-7325

    St. Michael 97 Highland Ave. Avella, PA 15312


    St. Patrick 7322 Noblestown Rd. Oakdale, PA 15071


    Mass Times Saturday evening Vigil for Sunday: 4:00 p.m. St. Alphonsus 4:00 p.m. St. Michael 5:00 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes 6:30 p.m. St. Columbkille

    Sunday: 8:00 a.m. St. Columbkille 8:30 a.m. St. Alphonsus 9:00 a.m. St. Ann 9:00 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick 11:00 a.m. St. Columbkille 11:00 a.m. St. Michael

    Monday: 8:00 a.m. St. Alphonsus 8:00 a.m. St. Columbkille

    Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. St. Patrick 8:30 a.m. St. Michael

    Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes 7:15 p.m. St. Columbkille

    Thursday: 8:00 a.m. St. Patrick 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes

    Friday: 8:00 a.m. St. Alphonsus 8:00 a.m. St. Ann

  • St. Columbkille, Imperial, Pennsylvania October 20, 2019 Page 2

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    Men's retreat Feb. 7-9, 2020. Contact Matt Lewis: or 412-339-4351; Mike Kiss: or 412- 551-7598, for info. or to register. Deadline to register is Jan. 10, 2020.

    Each year the Diocese of Pittsburgh recognizes the crowning achievement of those couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary

    with a Mass presided by Bishop Zubik at St. Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a light reception. The celebration Mass will occur on November 17, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. If you and your spouse are celebrating your 50th anniversary this year and would like to participate, please RSVP by Wed., Oct.23, by contacting our parish office. Couples are welcome to bring as many loved ones to the celebration as they wish.

    The Respect Life committee is sponsoring a poster/ essay contest for the parish youth - from preschool to 8th grade. The theme revolves around thanking God for the LIFE of someone who is special to them, and WHY they are special to them. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be selected from three different age groups: pre-K to 2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th grades. All of our parish youth are invited to participate. Copies of the entrance forms will be available on the parish website and in the back of churches. The contest will run between Sun., Oct. 20 to Sun., Nov. 3. Please return entries to parish offices.

    Our grouping is observing Priesthood Sunday next weekend. We'll have prayer cards in the back of church that you can use to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood.

    Our next baptism class is Tue., Nov. 19, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Alphonsus Parish Hall. This class is open to any parishioners in our six- parish grouping who are having their first child

    baptized. You must register ahead of time if you wish to attend. Please contact Carmela Galloway at 724-695- 7325 or

    ATTENTION : Our next youth group event is next Sunday, October 27

    We are going to play laser tag at Main Event in Robinson!

    We'll leave from St. Patrick’s at 6 p.m., and return around 8 p.m.

    Cost is $5 Please bring a permission slip which you can download at h ps://

    The Christmas Light Up Celebration is marking its 26th

    year in the community this year. The Light Up is in need of

    volunteers. Work to be done includes: light bulb inspections, tree trimming, light display set

    up, and greeters during the evenings once the Light Up starts

    (late Nov. - early Jan.). Volunteers are needed each Sat. from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. No

    need to register as volunteer, you can simply go to Clinton Park and

    a task will be assigned to you. For questions, contact Patty Faux

    at 724-899-3602. EXCELLENT opportunity for SERVICE HOURS!

    Bishop Barron’s Catholicism DVD Series Fridays: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, & Nov. 8

    St. Ann Parish Hall, 9:00-10:15 a.m. (after 8 a.m. Mass & Cenacle prayer.) Journey across the world and deep into the Catholic Faith in all its richness, history, beauty, goodness, and truth in breathtaking, high- definition cinematography. Be illuminated by spiritual and artistic treasures of our Catholic culture. RSVP to Sharon Serratore at 724-926-2984 or

    Baby items will be collected

    on the weekends of October 20/27,

    benefiting Choices Crisis Pregnancy Services, Lifeline

    of Western PA, and Pennsylvanians for Human Life, to help those facing

    unplanned pregnancies and to provide a healthy start for

    their infants. Donations needed: baby wipes,

    blankets, baby wash, baby shampoo, sleepers/clothes up to 2T, etc. Collection

    boxes will be in the back of the churches. Please contact

    Jen Greenawald with any questions at 412-327-5822

    or Your generosity is greatly


    March for Life 2020 Our parish has reserved a bus to travel to Washington DC on January 24, for the March for Life 2020. Join us! Mark your calendar now!

    Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. LA Rams! St. Columbkille Holy Name Society

    invites all ladies and men, 21 years of age and older, for some fellowship and fun in

    the Parish Hall. Watch the Steelers whoop the Rams on our new Big

    Screen Projection TV! Hot sausage, pizza, chips, pop, and beer will be provided.

    Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Cost is only $5.00 at the door. In order to have enough food and drinks, please call the St. Columbkille Rectory, 724-695-7325, by Nov. 3, 2019. Hope to see you there!!

  • Liturgy Schedule / Mass Intentions for the week at our faith family of six Extra-Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion training session will be on Sat., Nov. 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes. RSVP to :

    Sharon Serratore 724-926-2984 or To those of you who serve now, thank you for your ministry! For those who are wondering if you’re called to serve at Mass, pray about this possibility, and how God may be calling you. Basic requirements are: Be a registered member, Confirmed Catholic, attend Liturgical Minister training, and be in compliance with Safe Environment.

    Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Page

    Saint Columbkille Church Support Last week’s collections

    Offertory……………………….…………….....$ 5,387.54 Maintenance………...……………..………..….$ 172.00 World Mission………………………………..…….. $ 5.00 Thank you for your continued generosity and support.

    Everyone in our grouping is invited to a pilgrimage on Wed., Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. We will take a bus from St.

    Columbkille to see St. Anthony's Chapel, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Stanislaus, and St. Patrick (in the Strip). Cost is $20, payable to St. Columbkille. To register, please contact St. Columbkille, or 724- 695-7325 or visit shrines-day-trip. Space is limited!

    Join us prior to the Sunday morning Masses on October 20, and 27, the Rosary will be prayed aloud, beginning one-half hour before the start of the liturgies. Volunteer

    parishioners will lead the Rosary from their seats in the pews.

    St. Alphonsus at 8:00 a.m.; St. Ann at 8:30 a.m.; Our Lady of Lourdes at 8:30 a.m.; St. Patrick at 10 a.m.; St. Columbkille at 10:30 a.m.; and St. Michael at 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, October 19 Vigil for Sunday 4:00 p.m. St. Alphonsus Theodore Joseph Williams (living, Grandparents) 4:00 p.m. St. Michael James Fusarelli (Val & Jason Lis & Family) 5:00 p.m. Our Lady of Lourdes Lena Mavrich (Jerry & Marilyn Cipranic) 6:30 p.m. St. Columbkille Michael Dunn (Maureen & Family) Sunday, October 20 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 a.m. St. Columbkille For Our Parish Family 8:30 a.m. St. Alphonsus Michael Lauff (Sam & Carolyn Windows) 9:00 a.m. St. Ann Catherine Wiedel (sister, Darlene Emanuel) 9:00 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes John Maroni (Betty Ann Hucik Arthrell & Bill Arthrell) 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick Virgil H. Vonder Haar (Fr. Ben Vaghetto) 11:00 a.m. St. Columbkille Roger Mance, 17th Anniversary (Catherine & Family) 11:00 a.m. St. Michael Ha