Saint Thomas A Becket Roman Catholic Church
A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust
139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
July 20, 2014
MISSION STATEMENT We, the faith community of Saint Thomas A Becket are a suburban family-oriented parish founded in 1957 that continues to grow in spiritual gifts and blessings. These blessings are inherited through our baptism and empowered by the Holy Spirit to share, to witness and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
Enriched by the Sacraments, rooted in the Eucharist, we humbly seek to support the foundations of family and faith in our parish and surrounding community, particularly, serving those most in need so that Christs love might be more abundant in all our lives.
MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Daily Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days See Schedule in Bulletin
PARISH STAFF Pastor Reverend Daniel J. Maurer 412-655-2885
Deacon, Gerard Como 412-655-2885
D.R.E. & Pre-School Sister Dolores Ann, SCN 412-653-4322
Social Service Minister Sister Mary Judith, SCN 412-655-2885
Minister of Music, Carol Accetta 412-655-2885
PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
PHONE 412-655-2885 FAX 412-655-0615
Convent 412-655-4122 Coffee Shoppe 412-655-9966 Diocese of Pittsburgh Abuse Hotline: 1-888-808-1235
DEVOTION: Infant of Prague Novena: Tuesday after Mass. Our Mother of Perpetual Help Novena: Thursday after Mass.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: Saturday 4:00 p.m., or anytime by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: Available to the chronically or seriously ill. Call the Parish office.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Parents are required to participate in one Baptism Preparation Session offered during the months of January, April, August and October. Please call the Parish for the date and time of the Session.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: The Sacrament of Marriage is celebrated on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Couples must meet with a priest at least six months prior to their wedding date. No date can be confirmed until this meeting. Couples are required to attend an approved pre-Cana preparation program.
(RCIA) RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS: The Easter Season welcomes new Catholics or those adult Catholics who wish to complete their Sacrament of Initiation (Holy Communion, Confirmation) into full communion with the church. This is a process of prayer, study and decision. Any adult wishing to inquire further should contact the Parish office.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS: Please call the Pastor if you feel you might be called to the Priesthood or diaconate.
ST. THOMAS A BECKET JEFFERSON HILLS, PA
For the Week of July 20, 2014 It is a Holy and Wholesome Thought to Pray for the Dead.
Saturday, July 19
5:00 PM ...... George & Marie Lamars (Sparta Family)
Sunday, July 20, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM ........................... For the People of the Parish
10:15 AM ......................... Ernie Clayton (Rod Weiland)
12:00 NN .............. Joe Kuchta (Wife, Julie & Children)
Monday, July 21
9:00 AM ........ Stella Senchak (Pat OHalek & Family)
Tuesday, July 22, St. Mary Magdalene
9:00 AM .................................. Marie Salopek (Family)
Wednesday, July 23
9:00 AM ............................ Albine Ging (Ging Family)
Thursday, July 24
9:00 AM ......................... Rosalinda DOrazio (Family)
Friday, July 25, St. James, Apostle
9:00 AM ............................... Zane Irvine (Wife, Lynn)
Saturday, July 26
5:00 PM ........................ Anthony & Josephine Cheslar
(John & Frances Richard)
Sunday, July 27, Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM ...................................................... Tom Corso
(St. Thomas ABecket Preschool)
10:15 AM ........... Deceased Members of Drnach Family
(Tom & Lauri)
12:00 NN ........................... For the People of the Parish
ST. THOMAS A BECKET PRAYER
The Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays
at 1:00 p.m. in Room 7 of the School
Building across from the Coffee Shoppe.
July 27, 2014
Lectors: Sat. 5:00 p.m. C. Serrao
Sun. 8:00 a.m. D. Nartker
Sun. 10:15 a.m. S. Gardiner
Sun. 12:00 p.m. T. Stoessel
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Sat. 5:00 p.m. Deacon Gerry-S. Burcin-S. Kearns
Sun. 8:00 a.m. Deacon Gerry-N. Alderson-P. Bohonak
Sun. 10:15 a.m. Deacon Gerry-E. Hlad-J. Nash
Sun. 12:00 p.m. Deacon Gerry-E. Bourgeois-R. Limegrover
Acolytes: Sat. 5:00 p.m. H. Hintemeyer-A. Richard-S. Richard
Sun. 8:00 a.m. R. Gress-C. LoPresti-J. Wasik
Sun. 10:15 a.m. J. Fullard-F. Pasqualini-H. Pasqualini
Sun. 12:00 p.m. S. Limegrover-D. Pearson-N. Pearson
From Fr. Dan.
In last weeks bulletin, Sr. Dolores Ann, recognized and
thanked by name all those who helped and participated in our
parish Vacation Bible School. I wont list all the names again,
but I do want to echo that THANKS! I truly appreciate all of
our volunteers adults and young people who make our
V.B.S. such an enjoyable and successful program. Certainly
Leah Payne and her assistant, Toni Aceto, deserve special
thanks as they do SO much not only during the week but also in
the weeks leading up to it. While they coordinate and oversee
the whole thing, they would be the first to acknowledge that,
without all the help from so many adults and teens of our parish,
the program could not happen! The prayer and scripture
lessons, as well as the crafts, games, songs, and activities, all
require a good deal of planning, preparation, and energy. We
are truly blessed in our parish to have so many willing and able
As pastor, I was especially encouraged by both the very
young boys and girls that attended the V.B.S. and by the teens
who helped with it! These young people are the future of the
church, and its exciting to see them realizing that learning the
Faith, celebrating it, and putting it into action can be enjoyable
Terrific job to
with our V.B.S.!!
Hope to see you
again next year!!
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Next week at our Masses, we will have a special visitor as we have our annual Mission Appeal. There is
more information about that later in this bulletin.
Also, we are having some visitors this week, as Fr. John Harvey, a will cover the first two Masses, and Fr.
Roy Conley, will cover the noon Mass, on this Sunday, as I will be away. Both of these men are retired (but
fortunately still very active) priests of our Diocese. Theyre filling in for me while I spend some vacation time away
with family at Deep Creek, in Maryland, this week. Fr. Harvey will also be celebrating the daily Masses for me on
Monday through Friday.
Are you thinking about becoming Catholic or know someone
who wants to be Catholic? Want to learn about what makes
Catholics different from all other faiths? We invite you to find
out more about our Rite of Christian Initiation process. You
may not be baptized and know little about Christianity. You
may have been baptized in another faith tradition and looking
for another step in your faith journey.
If you hear God inviting you to a deeper relationship with
Him, contact Sister Dolores Ann at (412) 653-4322 or Fr. Dan
Maurer at 412-655-2885 for more information.
PRE BAPTISM CLASS
There will be a Baptism Class on
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in
the School Building. This class is for
parents who are planning to have a
Baptism at St. Thomas A Becket
Church. This session is for expecting
parents, as well as those who recently
had a child.
Pre-registration is required. To register,
please call the Parish office at 412-655-2885.
GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION
The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once
again planning its annual Golden
Wedding Celebration for the couples
who are celebrating their 50th wedding
This years event will begin with Mass
at St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday,
October 12, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Bishop Zubik will be the main
celebrant. A reception will follow in
the lower hall of the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both
If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th
anniversary in 2014, and would like to receive an invitation
to this event, please call the church office or drop a note in
the collection basket no later than August 10, 2014.
ST. THOMAS A BECKET JEFFERSON HILLS, PA
The beautiful flowers at the Blessed Mot