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The summer office hours for June, July & August will be 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
This Week's Mass Intentions
|Tuesday, July 29||8:00 A.M.||no morning Mass today|
|Wednesday, July 30||8:00 A.M.||Wedding Anniversary Remembrance of Joseph Yourish, by wife Marcy|
|Thursday, July 31||8:00 A.M.||James T. Bibri, by Ann Stack|
|Friday, August 1||8:00 A.M.||John Shutak, by family|
|Saturday, August 2||8:00 A.M.||In Memory of Stanley Potensky, by wife and sons|
|Saturday, August 2||4:00 P.M.||Lawrence Diana, by the Roeder family|
|Sunday, August 3||8:00 A.M.||Death Anniversary of Nicholas Filotei, by Mom & Dad|
|Sunday, August 3||10:00 A.M.||Living and Deceased Members of Transfiguration Parish|
Please remember your loved ones with a Mass Intention. Mass request forms are available in the back of the Church, or you may click here for a printable copy of the Mass Intention Request Form. If you do not have a preferred date, leave that space blank and your intention will be on the next available date.
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August 3, 2014
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Cycle A: The Year of the Gospel of Matthew
As in all the gospels, Matthew's Jesus summons disciples, that is, "learners" who are to live in Jesus' company and follow His teaching and example. Jesus states that "the whole law and the prophets" depend on the command to love God with one's whole heart, mind and soul, and one's neighbor as one's self (Matthew 22: 40). The perfection of such love is expressed in loving enemies and praying for persecutors (Matthew 5: 43-47). Matthew's disciples are not simply to hear the words of Jesus, but to do them (Matthew 7: 26), and are to care for Jesus Himself, who is identified with the least of His brothers and sisters -- the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, and the imprisoned -- for "whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of Mine, you did for Me." (Matthew 25: 41-46).
This is a great opportunity for Transfiguration Parish to show our visible presence in the community. Youth Group members and parents are encouraged to join us in this effort, as we are hoping to raise money for the Youth Group activities throughout this year! Teens and young adults who are not part of the Youth Group are welcome and invited to help out and join us!
The contact person is Sandi Hazlett (phone: 724-265-4331 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information, click on the "Community Days" banner.
Calling All Educators
Our Lady of Victory is offering a Protecting God’s Children Class on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the social hall. This required diocesan class is mandatory to become a vital part of any parish’s Safe Environment team! Please register by calling Our Lady of Victory Parish office at 724-274-8575 extension 4. TRC volunteers are encouraged to sign up for this class if you haven’t already gone through this workshop.
Summer Catechism Discussion
More photos will be added here as they are received from other parishioners. The links to the slideshows are below.
Parishioner Photos of the Corpus Christi Mass and Procession
Rosary Society members who are attending the August 9th Parish Feast Day picnic are asked to please come early to help set up and organize foods before the 4:00 PM Mass if possible. Also, if you are able, pitch in with serving or replenishing during the picnic. Thank You!
Get Involved in Parish Life . . . Come and See !
Look for the love. Would others know you were a Christian without you telling them?
“God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” (1 John. 4:16)
Are you new to the Russellton area, or are you returning "home" after being away? Regardless of your situation, we at Transfiguration want to welcome you into our parish family.
Please call or stop by the parish office to register. You may also register online.
Are you interested in what's happening at Transfiguration? Do you want to become more involved in the life of our parish? Learn more about our parish organizations and discover how you can help build up the Kingdom of God right here in Russellton.
Do you have talents or skills you can offer to the Parish? If you are an electrician, carpenter, painter, bricklayer, landscaper, computer technology person, graphics & design person and would like to volunteer your time and skills, please call the office so we can keep your name on file. We are compiling a list of parishioners who have skills and services they may be able to offer to the parish to help defray costs.
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my savior.
of Transfiguration's CCD Program
Giving glory to God -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit -- is our primary purpose as a Church. Knowing this God, and knowing how to give glory to God, are the Catholic Church's primary reasons for Her existence. All of this provides a base for these two CCD principles. Finally, as a community of Christians, we are accountable to God and to each other.
ALL CCD STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING THIS VERY IMPORTANT LETTER FROM FR. JIM AND MRS. FILOTEI REGARDING OUR PARISH CCD PROGRAM.
CCD Teacher Wanted
We are in need of one teacher for the CCD Program this fall. Prayerfully consider giving your time and talent to share the Word of God with our children. If you are interested, please call the CCD office at 724-265-3284 and leave a message.
Online CCD Registration
Everyone thirsts for the divine life. No one is content without it, even proclaimed secularists. Christ has come to give us that life and He calls us to seek it in Him. Although no one will be fully satisfied in this life, the more we partake in the person of Christ, the more we will be fulfilled.
The Church Evangelizing
In his pastoral letter The Church Evangelizing!, Bishop Zubik makes it clear that Jesus’ words “go and make disciples” are directed to each and every one of us.
Please visit the website to read the pastoral letter, download the audio file of Bishop Zubik reading the letter, access resources and learn about the movement that is The Church Evangelizing!
Catholic Evangelization Materials
Educational and inspirational audio CDs, books and pamphlets from Lighthouse Catholic Media are available at low prices. Several new items have recently been added to the racks in the back of the church -- check out the new selections here, or visit the Lighthouse Catholic Media website.
July - Month of the Precious Blood
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.
"The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it."
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of July 2014
General: That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth.
Missionary: That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.
Honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Saturday devotions --- August 2
Honoring the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Devotions begin at approximately 8:30 A.M. (immediately following the morning Mass) on both days. Please join us in praying these special prayers and experience the Lord's presence in your life.
Social Ministry promotes the Catholic Social Doctrine to pray earnestly and act effectively in defense of human dignity, the family, social justice and global solidarity.
Our Social Ministry Service offers tangible assistance to those in need, along with referrals to the appropriate agencies for assistance with housing, utilities, rental assistance, legal aid, counseling services, health services and crisis assistance.
For more information, or to access a list of Social Ministry Resources and Services in the Pittsburgh / Allegheny County area, click on the "more" link below.
We at Transfiguration Parish wish to express our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Donald R. Cushman.