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The Catholic Community of Rankin and Swissvale Fr. John Lynam ................................................................ Pastor Keith Kondrich ..............................................................…

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The Catholic Community of Rankin and Swissvale Fr. John Lynam ................................................................ Pastor Keith Kondrich .............................................................. Deacon Ron Demblowski .............................. Deacon/Pastoral Associate Edward Kapsha ....................................Madonna Music Director Michael Burke .................................Word of God Music Director Kelly James ......................................... Madonna Parish Secretary Karen Flynn .................................. Word of God Parish Secretary Marcia Murello ............................... Coordinator of Religious Ed. July 17, 2016 MADONNA DEL CASTELLO PARISH 2021 S. Braddock Avenue • Swissvale, PA 15218 Word of God Catholic Parish 7446 McClure Avenue • Swissvale, PA 15218 Administrative Office: 2021 S. Braddock Avenue • Pittsburgh, PA 15218 MASS SCHEDULE Daily: Monday (Madonna) ............................................. 7:00 P.M. Tuesday (Word of God) ....................................... 9:30 A.M. Wednesday (Madonna) ....................................... 8:00 A.M. Thursday (Word of God) ..................................... 9:30 A.M. Friday (Madonna) ................................................ 8:00 A.M. Saturday (Word of God) ...................................... 9:30 A.M. Saturday Vigil (Madonna) .................................................. 4:00 P.M. Saturday Vigil (Word of God) ............................................ 6:00 P.M. Sunday (Word of God) ....................................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday (Madonna) .......................................................... 11:00 A.M. Consult the bulletin for Holy Day and Holiday Mass schedule PARISH STAFF SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM SACRAMENT OF THE SICK Parish Office (Madonna) ..................................... 412-271-5666 Parish Office (Word of God) ................................ 412-241-1372 Parish Office Fax ................................................ 412-271-2335 Religious Education Office ................................ 412-271-5666 Music Ministry (Madonna) ............... EKAPD5965@gmail.com Bp. Dattilo Social Hall ....................................... 412-271-3959 Madonna Website ..................... www.madonnadelcastello.org Madonna Email….……...madonnadelcastello1920@gmail.com Word of God Email .................. wordofgod1994@verizon.net Church Street Convent ...................................... 412-271-3346 CONTACT INFORMATION Saturday, 12:00 Noon (Word of God church) East Catholic School .......................................... 412-351-5403 2001 Ardmore B1vd., Pgh., PA 15221 Sr. Judith Stojhovic, RSM ........................................... Principal School Website ............................. www.eastcatholicschool.org A member of the East Catholic School Consortium Bulletin Deadline Monday at Noon. Contact the Parish Office for an appointment Contact the Parish Office for an appointment at least 6 months before the wedding Available after Mass and upon request SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 17, 2016 WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS Saturday - July 16 - Vigil 4:00 PM Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Angie Cheyne Bottles) 6:00 PM For the People Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 17 9:00 AM James J. Ruane (Gwen Ruane Poland) 11:00 AM Victoria Hulick (Bob & Ginny Reeder) Monday - July 18 - St. Camillus de Lellis 7:00 PM Elizabeth Chukwumezie (Family) Tuesday - July 19 9:30 AM Thomas & Theresa Brush (Tim & Carol Brush) Wednesday - July 20 - St. Apollinaris 8:00 AM Domenico & Maria Cappella (Augustine & Anna Cappella) Thursday - July 21 - St. Lawrence of Brindisi 9:30 AM Ilario Dichiera (Wife, Teresa & Family) Friday - July 22 - St. Mary Magdalene 8:00 AM Dec. Tomko & Ezerosky Families (Betsy Tomko) Saturday - July 23 - St. Bridget of Sweden 9:30 AM Viola & Giovanni Morgano (Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Morgano) Saturday - July 23 - Vigil 4:00 PM Mazzella & Hughes Families (Pat/Guy Mazzella) 6:00 PM Dorothy Lohner (Pekor & Lohner Families) Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 24 9:00 AM John Foerster (Family) 11:00 AM For the People THIS WEEK Tuesday 7:00 PM Holy Hour/Rosary - Madonna Wednesday 10:30 AM Legion of Mary - Dattilo Hall 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Summer Scripture Sharing Madonna Friday 7:00 PM Holy Hour/Divine Mercy Chaplet - Madonna Saturday 12:00 PM Reconciliation - Word of God Parish The short film "In the Air,"!starring members of the parish: Dominic, Rita and Anna Cappella, Vincent Donatelli, Lois Petrarca, Cecilia Marchitello, Nancy DeMarco, Mary Iannucci, Lee Marino and Sumi Ballog, is showing as part of the Carnegie Museum of Art's 2-Minute Film Festival. Come see (and vote for!) the film at the Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler Street, Lawrenceville, with show times on Saturday and Sunday (July 16, 17) at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 and Monday -Wednesday (July 18-20) at 7:30 and 9:30. Additional in- formation about the festival is available at http://www.cmoa.org/2mff/ PRO LIFE CORNER: The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of con- ception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right—it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society. -Pope Benedict XVI A NOTE FROM FATHER JOHN Thank you from the Little Sisters of the Poor for your dona- tion of $2,470.56 for their work with the poor. Congratulations to Wayne & Connie Maue on their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Fr. Michael McDermott is celebrating his golden jubilee as a priest. He was assigned to Word of God Parish and helped at Madonna several years ago. He has accepted our invitation to celebrate Mass at Madonna on Sunday, July 24th, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception in his honor following Mass. † † † Stay connected with Madonna del Castello and Word of God Parishes through our new Catholic Community of Swissvale & Rankin's Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Community-of-Swissvale- Rankin/1448072735511686 Readings for Sunday, July 24 1st Reading: Genesis 18:20-32…Abraham persistently re- quests God’s mercy on behalf of the innocent people of Sodom and Gomorrah. 2nd Reading: Colossians 2:12-14…You were buried with Christ in Baptism and also raised with him in God’s life. Gospel Reading: Luke 11:1-13…Jesus teaches his disciples the Lord’s Prayer and encourages persistence in praying to God. Question for reflection: How persistent are you in your prayers to God? MADONNA DEL CASTELLO & WORD OF GOD PARISHES SWISSVALE, PA LOOK FOR THE LIGHTHOUSE MEDIA KIOSK AT BOTH PARISHES Beyond Belief: Following Christ Today- Fr. Mike Schmitz tackles some of the most difficult top- ics in the Church today with humor, clarity, and theo- logical truth. In this talk, he challenges us to not settle for medi- ocrity and to allow Christ to change our lives. Fr. Mike goes on to explain that once we are changed by the love of Jesus, then together we can change the world. Please be sure to place your suggested donation in the money slot on the dis- play so the ministry can be self-supporting. COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: Collection of food is taken the last Sunday of each month at Word of God (leave donations inside the entrances of the church). Checks should be made out to “Swissvale United Methodist” and memo “Food Pantry.” The Food Pan- try is located in the Living Spirit Ministry building on 2011 Noble Street. It operates as an ecumenical activity of the Swissvale Ministerium. LEGION OF MARY assists people to grow in holiness. Working for and with others as disciples can give a new meaning to your life. “Lend a Hand” literature in church racks. THE ROSARY is said at the Swissvale Towers, 1826 Monongahela Ave., Community Room, 1st floor, every Monday, 3:30 p.m. YEAR OF MERCY SPEAKER SERIES-Sun., July 17th, 6:30p.m.—Dr. Scott Hahn is coming to St. Thomas More, 126 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241. His presentation will be “The Father of Mercies: Lessons from the Creed.” Please join us for 5:00p.m. Mass prior to the event. For more information call 412-833-0031. MAGNIFICAT PITTSBURGH PRAYER BREAKFAST Sat., Aug. 6, 9:00a.m.-Noon, DoubleTree by Hilton, Cranberry Twp. Hear speaker Maria Boylan’s testimony of finding God at an early age, the struggles against the world’s temptations, an unspeakable tragedy, and the difficult road to forgiveness and living an everyday life that included uprooting family and leaving friends due to work relocations. She will tell you about many personal touches from a loving God that helped her along the journey. Cost of the breakfast is $23. To register call Kay, 724-772-6749 or Pam, 412-461-8906, or go to www.magnificatpittsburgh.org. Registration deadline is Friday, July 29. PRAYER AND PRAISE GROUP: There will be no meeting on Thurs., July 28 so that we can all enjoy Madonna's Festival. Our next meeting is Thursday, August 11. For info. call Mike Matthysse, 412-241-1254. SUMMER SCRIPTURE SHARING on the readings for the up- coming Sunday on Wednesdays, 7:00p.m.-8:00 p.m., Madonna. Attend when you can. This informal shar- ing can deepen you faith and prayer life. Bible sug- gested. Facilitated by the Bible Study leaders. The regular Bible Study returns in the Fall. Communion Ministers: Please remember to volunteer in the summer. ARE YOU INTERESTED in helping to choose the gifts that are distributed to parishioners during the year (e.g. rosaries and prayer books)? If so, please contact Deacon Ron at the parish office by Mon., Aug. 1st. There will be one or two meetings in August. The Pittsburgh Catholic Senior Resource Guide is now available in the church racks/on the tables. Slovak Day-Thurs., July 21, Kennywood Park. It is a day for Slovaks to celebrate their heritage with each other while enjoying colorful displays, authentic costumes, Slovak liturgy, spectacular Slovak Folk Dance performances, scrumptious Slovak food, special children’s activities, as well as foot-tapping music for dancing. A highlight is the celebra- tion of the Slovak Liturgy with the Main Celebrant Father Vincent Velas of St. Patrick’s Parish, McKeesport, along with several Catholic priests from the Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Johnstown-Altoona Dioceses. Tickets: $26 general ad- mission, $15 for those 55 years of age and over; a coupon will be available for those 65 years and over to be paid at the gate for $12.00 + tax. Tickets and coupons are available by contacting Sue Ondrejco, 412-421-1204. For general infor- mation contact chairwomen Dolores Sakal, 412 243-0438. Polish Day-Tues., Aug. 2, Kennywood Park: Funday - $27.00 (3-54), can also be used any other day of park season. Senior (55-64), $17.00. Senior (65 & over) - $12.00 coupon, pay at park. After 5:00 p.m., $20.00 ages (3-54). For tickets call Betty Kolano, 412-371-1827. ! ! CHECK www.masstimes.org to find the loca- tion of a church when you are on vacation. WORD OF GOD THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK IN WORD OF GOD PARISH LITURGIES, we will use the Altar Bread, Wine, Candles & Sanctuary Lamp in memory of Wilma Kersul Franko from Olga Kersul & Family. IN YOUR CHARITY, please pray for the soul of Kathleen “Kay” Shanahan, wife of Charles, who was buried recently from Word of God Parish. May her soul rest in peace with Christ. THROUGH THE SAVING WATERS OF BAPTISM we welcomed into the church recently Maddison Patricia Murphy. With great joy we share our happiness with her family and friends. I Paul R. Maenner Jr. & Jennifer L. Stepien WORD OF GOD COLLECTIONS July 10 Offertory.......................................................$6,297.00 Utilities………............................................................$847.00 New Readers’ Schedules are available in the sacristy. CANTERBURY CORNER GIFT SHOP is now closed for a Summer Break. If there are any special religious gift needs over the summer, please contact the parish office dur- ing business hours. MEMORIAL OFFERING: Any or all of the gifts at Word of God Parish can be celebrated in memory of a loved one (s). Please fill out the form below and drop it off at the parish office, send through the mail or put it in the collection basket. You may request a particular week. Dates requested will be scheduled on a first-come/first served basis. ____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____ _____ ____ ____ ____ WORD OF GOD PARISH MEMORIAL OFFERING REQUEST FORM I would like to offer: ALTAR BREADS $30_____ SANCTUARY LAMP $ 5 ____ ALTAR WINE $15_____ COMPLETE OFFERING $60____ ALTAR CANDLES $10_____ IN MEMORY OF________________________________________ FROM_________________________________________________ WEEK_________________________________________________ PHONE________________________________________________ Child Protective Services Law: Report any acts of child abuse to Commonwealth of PA Hotline 1-800-932-0313. Diocesan Victim Assistance Hotline: 1-888-808-1235. Diocesan website, www.diopitt.org, under “Protecting God’s Children.” Sessions available on-line. Diocesan Safe Environment Certification: Contact Kelly James at the parish office. Madonna del Castello The Tabernacle Lamp is in memory of JAMES CIAO from Josephine Ciao. MADONNA COLLECTIONS July 10 Offertory.................................................................$3,580.00 Utilities……….......................................................................$739.00 OUR PARISH FESTIVAL: Our Annual Parish Festival is Thursday, July 28th, Friday, July 29th, and Satur- day, July 30th. It is a very important fundraiser for our parish. We need the cooperation of the entire parish to make this a success. Anyone wishing to donate the fol- lowing items for use in the kitchen: Butter/margarine, flour, oil, etc. can drop them off at the social hall or of- fice between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily or call Lois Petrarca at 412-646-2344. DONATIONS NEEDED FOR FESTIVAL GIFT BASKETS: We are in need of any new/unopened items that could be used in our gift basket raf- fle. This year’s basket themes are: Wine and Spirits, Pittsburgh, Tools, Italian, Ladies Leisure. Please drop off any donation to par- ish office or Dattilo Hall at your earliest con- venience. Thank you for your generous support of this important fundraiser for our parish. BAKED GOODS: We also need donations of baked goods. Please drop them off at Dattilo Hall. For ques- tions or info. contact Mary Iannucci, 412-371-4912. BOOTH SPONSORSHIP: If you would like to sponsor a booth at the festival, please contact the parish office at 412-271-5666 or fill out a blue booth sponsorship form in the rear of the church by July 17th. East Catholic School welcomes prospective new families who are interested in learning about our programs from 3 year old Preschool through the 8th grade to come join us and be a part of East Catholic School at 2001 Ardmore Blvd. in Forest Hills, PA. Regis- tration for the 2016-17 school year is open. Call the office at 412-351-5403 (8:30a.m.–2:00p.m.) to schedule a tour of the school, request info. or discuss registra- tion requirements. Tour our campus and discover the wonderful educational opportunities available to your child. Meet parents, students, teachers and administration and see firsthand how East Catholic School offers a rich curriculum that fosters a faith- filled, value-centered, quality education for your child in a safe and caring environment. Oakland Catholic H.S. Summer Sports & Enrichment Camps for girls in grades 3-8. These camps include: bas- ketball, volleyball, Morning Masterpiece, LEGO Mind Storm, Write Your Mind, and Girls Night Out. For details/registration Visit oaklandcatholic.org; info. contact the admissions office, 412-682-6633, ex. 253, or ex. 267. Viking Youth Football Camp-Tues., July 19, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m., Central Catholic H.S. For boys entering grades 4-9. Camp is FREE (including T shirt); for info. contact Virg Palumbo, 724-816-0108, or check the website www.pccvikingsfootball.com, forms tab. Register for Discovering Christ Conference-July 22, 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m. & July 23, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., St. Paul Seminary, Crafton. Presented by the ChristLife team (headquartered in Baltimore) this retreat-like conference trains volunteers, pastors, and parish staff members to launch the Dis- covering Christ course in the parish. Visit www.diopitt.org and click on the Discovering Christ Training Conference to learn more and register. Passionist Nuns Invite You to “Come and See,” Fri., July 29-Sun., July 31: If you are considering the call to reli- gious life and are interested in learning more about contempla- tive life, join us for a weekend experience of monastic life at Our Lady of Sorrows Monastery, 2715 Churchview Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15227. You will share in our daily life of prayer, work, solitude, silence, and recreation. There will be opportuni- ties to talk with the sisters, share experiences, and ask questions. For information contact Sr. Mary Grace, CP, passionistnuns@gmail.com, call 412-881-1155, or check www.passionistnunspgh.org. Prayer for On Mission for The Church Alive! Father of Mercy, as we journey On Mission for The Church Alive!, endow us with your gifts of collaboration, courage and compassion. Help us to fulfill the mission of Jesus and His Church through vibrant parishes, and effective ministries. Raise up selfless, energetic leaders to serve the Church in fidelity and with care. May we, the Church of Pittsburgh in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence and Washington Counties be sustained and strengthened by your grace. Help us to learn Jesus, to love Jesus and to live Jesus. Hear this prayer and grant it through Jesus Christ our Lord, with the help of our dear Blessed Mother, under the mantle of her love. Amen. ON MISSION FOR THE CHURCH ALIVE! Will help us envision how our parishes, schools and minis- tries can best respond to the changing land- scape of our communities so they can be vital centers of worship and service. Since 2000, Mass attendance across the diocese has fallen 40 percent, half our parishes are running operational deficits, and pending retirements will mean far fewer priests will be available in the future to serve God’s people. But the possi- bilities and opportunities are endless! Learn how to get in- volved at a Summer Session, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Thurs- day, July 21 at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland with Bishop David Zubik. You can also visit www.OnMissionChurchAlive.org/About. St. Nicholas Church Flea Market-Fri., July 22, 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale, PA 15209 (Millvale exit off route 28).Vintage items, dolls, clothing, carpeting, doll houses, educational baby toys, books, magazines, tools, linens, kitchen items, jewelry, and more; also ethnic food. For more info. call 412-821-1893. Flea Market-Sat., July 23, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., St. Maurice Church, 2001 Ardmore Blvd., Forest Hills, PA 15221. New and gently used items including jewelry, toys, dishes, linens, books, etc. will be available. For more infor- mation call 412-271-0809. Are you interested in FREE extensive online Catholic media resources? Let us know! Lighthouse Catholic Media & Augustine Institute have joined to offer an amazing parish-wide online access to Christian movies, e-books, CD downloads and DVD sets & workbooks for 4 out- standing Do-It-Yourself Retreat programs for a year-long enrollment. (See formed.org). Father John would be willing to enroll Madonna/Word of God if he knew at least 40 parishioners from our parishes were interested. Let us know if we can count you in by emailing peggyevans02@gmail.com by Monday, August 15. Madonna del Castello Annual Parish Madonna del Castello Annual Parish FestivalFestival I would like to volunteer for the Festival: July 28th – Thursday ______ July 29th – Friday _______ July 30th – Saturday ______ Name __________________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________ Telephone ______________________________________________________________________ Select the Area(s) you are interested in volunteering: Food Preparation __________ Food Sales __________ Game Booths __________ Baked Goods Booth __________ Wherever I am needed__________ Delicious Fresh Dough Pizzas, Calzones & Wedgies Wide Selection of Sandwiches, Salads & Appetizers 2 Locations to serve you... Fast Delivery! SWISSVALE OAKMONT 412-271-3244 412-828-1421 3-D-4-3 For Ad Information Call LPi Direct at 1-800-477-4574 www.4lpi.com ©2015 Liturgical Publications Inc 14-1152 Contact Tony Veltre at... 412-708-4251 2024 Noble St. • Swissvale PA 15218 BUSCH BROTHERS TIRE SERVICE, INC. TIRESBATTERIESMECHANICAL WORKSTATE INSPECTION 4123515342 Edgewood Towne Centre 1705 South Braddock Avenue Family Owned & Operated That’s My Giant Eagle Advantage! Open 7 Days a Week 6 AM to 11 PM SENIOR LIVING AND WELLSPRING MEMORY CARE AT FOREST HILLS AFFORDABLE SENIOR LIVING PERSONAL CARE AND MEMORY IMPAIRMENT CARE, CLOSE TO HOME 412-244-9901 Thomas L. Nied Funeral Home, Inc. “Parish Members For Five Generations” Charles C. Nied / Supervisor Celebrating our 90th Anniversary 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale, PA (412) 271-0345 Jeff Elms, Financial Advisor 1133 S. Braddock Avenue Regent Square 412-242-1075 Swissvale Bowl-A-Rama • Leagues • Parties (412) 271-4181 RON MURELLO Realtor (412) 915-4546 2120 Ardmore Blvd • Pittsburgh ronaldmurello@howardhanna.com Call me for all your Real Estate Needs MASTER’S HARDWARE Keys • Cut Glass • Paint Cut & Thread Pipe • Rescreen Windows & Doors 7544 Roslyn, Swissvale, (412) 271-3160 TYPICAL WILL $75.00 William C. Price, Jr., Esquire Swissvale 412-271-7334 A-BOSS OPTICIANS www.abossopticians.com 634 Braddock Ave. 271-4424 938 Brookline Blvd. 561-0811 JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOMES Pre-Need Planning Affordable Funerals AND CREMATORY (ON SITE) Rankin 412-271-6322 East McKeesport 412-823-4054 Name _______________________________________________________ CHECK ALL THAT APPLY: Address_____________________________________________________ New Registration City _____________________________________ Zip _______________ Change of Address Home Phone ______________________ Cell Phone_________________ Want Envelopes Email________________________________________________________ Moving out of Parish Parish Membership Form Madonna de Castello Word of God Please drop Membership Form into the o"ertory basket or mail to the Parish O#ce. THE LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT G. SHANAHAN General Practice of Law ALL LEGAL INQUIRIES WELCOME FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION HOME AND OFFICE VISITS AVAILABLE (412) 448-8253 412-371-4614 STAHL PLUMBING, HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 24 Hour Emergency Service www.stahlplumbing.com (412) 273-1000 EVEY TRUE VALUE & JUST ASK RENTAL 5779 Library Road • Bethel Park, PA 15102 412-835-5785 • 412-835-5780 1931 Monogahela Swissvale, PA HAIR EXTRODINAIRE Deborah Goodfellow Owner/Stylist (412) 351-7740 2114 Noble St. • Swissvale Catering By Veltre’s Italian Kitchen Swissvale Oakmont Landscaping, LLC (SBL) HardScapes • Retaining Walls • Patios French Drains • Lawn Maintenance 412-823-2901 gh a.com Needs Rea COMPASSIONATE HEARING CARE Dr. Debra Comte, Audiologist 412-499-3215 (In Edgewood Towne Centre) Recuperation • Rehabilitation Residential Living • Respite Call or stop in for a tour! 412-825-9000 www.lgar.org 800 Elsie Street, Turtle Creek A neighborhood nursing home full of quality, compassion and genuine friendliness. 1915 McCague St., Swissvale 412-351-6551 Breakfast Saturday & Sunday - Open 10am Restaurant, Tavern & Catering

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