ARISE

ARISE SMALL FAITH SHARING GROUPS will once again be established for Season Five of Arise, but not during the Lenten Season.  Small Faith Sharing Group will meet during the Easter Season beginning the weeks of April 11, 18, 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16.  We will have Sign up during the First and Second weeks of Lent to allow us sufficient time to order materials. 

WE ARE SEEKING SMALL GROUP LEADERS If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Sr. Linda as soon as possible to set you day of the week and the time so that sign up sheets can be prepared for sign up during the Lenten Season.  

Doing our Small Groups during the Easter Season allows us to have more time for people to get their vaccine and to hopefully secure the safety of participants.  

We will celebrate the Closing of Arise Together in Christ at an Outdoor Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies at 7:00 p.m. on June 6.  Please mark this date on your calendars and plan to attend.  Also, please pray for good weather. 

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

REMINDER:  Junior High and High School Students will have class today from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  

The 11th Grade Class and their Sponsors will have a Sponsor Candidate Session from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Social Hall with Social distancing and while wearing a mask. 

STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING CLASS DUE TO COVID Concerns should pick up their folders with the class booklet to do their lessons at home and to write a paragraph highlighting that which they learned from the session. 

Grade School students who are not attending Religious Education due to Covid concerns should contact Sister Linda to obtain their lesson booklets to complete at home. After completion of each lesson, a paragraph highlighting that which they learned from the session should be written and handed in to Sr. Linda.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held each Friday of Lent at 6:00 p.m. in the Church.

PENANCE SERVICE for Grade and High School Students and Parishioners next Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. All students are free to leave after going to confession.

FIRST SCRUTINY – The First Scrutiny will be held for our Elect at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 7. 

WHEELCHAIR, WALKER AND CRUTCHES

WHEELCHAIR, WALKER AND CRUTCHES – A parishioner is offering a wheelchair, walker, and crutches to anyone who may have need of them at this time.  Please contact Sr. Linda if you should want to inquire. 

2020 TAX STATEMENTS

2020 TAX STATEMENTS are now available from the office. Please put a note in the collection basket, call the office at 742-7075, or email a note to Alison Amato at abishopamato@dioceseaj.org. Please leave your name and whether you want the statement mailed or emailed to you along with your address or email address. Thank you.

RELGIOUS EDUCATION UPDATES

GRADE AND JR. HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES will be held this morning for Grade School and this evening for Junior High and High School students.
If your son or daughter is not attending Religious Education Classes in person, we ask you to pick up their folders in the vestibule and to do their lessons with them at home.

ATTENTION CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:
Please share the following dates and information with your Sponsor.
Sponsor-Candidate Meeting – Sunday, February 7, from 6-7:00 p.m. in the Church basement
Confirmation Rehearsal for Candidates and Sponsors – Friday, April 9, from 6-7:00 p.m. in the Church
Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, April 10th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass, at Saint Joseph Church, Bellwood.
10th Grade Religious Education Class – All 10th Candidates for Confirmation should begin to think about whom they will choose for their Confirmation Sponsor as well as the Confirmation Name they will choose.

HOLY HOUR FOR TEENS – Our Teen Holy Hour for grades 7,8 & High School Students will be held next Sunday, January 31, from 6-7:00 p.m. All students should meet in the Church Hall by 5:30 p.m. so that we have an opportunity to explain the meaning of Eucharistic Adoration and how to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

A PENANCE SERVICE FOR BOTH GRADE SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL will be held on Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the Church.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO DID NOT ATTEND CLASS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 17, ARE ASKED TO PICK UP A FOLDER WITH THEIR NAME ON IT IN THE VESTIBULE TO COMPLETE THEIR LESSON AT HOME.

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

Mass SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS: Feb 20 – 28 2021

Sat., Feb 20, 4:00 PM, for Tom Kane by George & Becky Wertz

Sun., Feb 21, 9:00 AM, for the People by the Pastor

Mon., Feb 22, 8:00 AM, for John & Anna LaToche By Paul & Louise Krug

Tue., Feb 23, 6:00 PM, for Fr. Raymond Crosser by Patricia & Donna Gildea

Sat., Feb 27 4:00 PM, for Barbara Beech by Lana & Dan DelMastro

Sun., Feb 28 9:00 AM, for Barbara Turek by Michael Turek

COMMUNION TIME OUTSIDE OF MASS: Saturday, 5:05 PM, ONLY, in front of the church. 

The Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches Thanks You

Thank you! The Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches would like to express sincere gratitude to all who helped in any way with this’s year Christmas Basket Program. The amount of donating and volunteering that occurred from so many places and so many people safely in the midst of a global pandemic can only be explained by the fact that we serve a Sovereign God Who uses His people to accomplish His benevolent purposes. This year the program brought tangible expressions of God’s love and care to approximately 262 persons in 122 homes. There were at least 77 children ages 1 to 14 years old who also received toys, gloves, hats and more.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP will be held for our Junior High and High School Students on Sunday, January 31 from 6-7:00 p.m.  We are asking all students to arrive in the Church basement by 5:30 p.m., so that we can explain Eucharistic Adoration as well as how to engage in prayer during a Holy Hour. Class will be dismissed at 7:30 p.m.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Baptism Class for Expectant Parents or parents desiring to have their child baptized will be held on Monday, February 8, at 600 p.m.  Please contact Sr. Linda if you would like to attend at 742-7894.