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The Mother Church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh A Foundation of Faith, Building a Future of Hope
Serving the Diocese and Community at large for over 100 years
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Bishop of Pittsburgh……Most Reverend David A. Zubik M.S. Ed., D.D. Rector/Pastor…………………….Very Reverend Kris D. Stubna, S.T.D. Parochial Vicar……………………….Reverend Adam M. Verona, S.T.L. In Residence………………….……………….Reverend Mark A. Thomas In Residence…………..Very Reverend Brian J. Welding, J.C.D., S.T.L. Deacon……………………………………………...Dr. Charles H. Rhoads
STATEMENT OF OUR PARISH MISSION
The Catholic Community of Saint Paul Cathedral Parish, empowered by the Holy Spirit and nourished by the Eucharist, proclaims, witnesses and shares the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Mother Church of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is uniquely situated in the midst of academic, medical and cultural centers. We invite all to join us as we live our faith and reach out in charity to those in need. As we move into our future, we affirm our baptismal call to holiness by deepening our faith and loving one another, all for the honor and glory of God.
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FROM THE HEART OF YOUR PASTOR me, you will keep my commandments,” if we do not hear God’s word and keep the commandments of Jesus, then we in fact cannot love Him. Those who keep the Words of Jesus are privileged to enjoy the indwelling of the fullness of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Not only do they enjoy the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, but Jesus promised that the Father and He would come and make their home in them. The Father sends us the Holy Spirit, as Jesus promised, so that we may be sanctified. Our sanctification is achieved through our daily personal communion with God and the Church. As we spiritually grow in Christ, God is pleased and we contribute to the growth of his Body, the Church. If we receive gifts as the disciples received gifts on Pentecost, it is for the benefit of the whole Body of Christ. Through the growth of the Body of Christ, we grow alongside the other faithful members of the Church. If the Body of Christ suffers because of the neglect of some, we all suffer. “Peace be with you,” Jesus promises to all who believe in him. “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Pentecost calls us to reflect upon the powerful gift of the Holy Spirit, sent not only to give birth and life to the Church, but to lead each of us to a life of holiness and faith. The Holy Spirit has given to us gifts, each “for some benefit,” but all given for the greater glory of God, the proclamation of his Truth, and the increase of the Church in the world. Let us ask ourselves today if we have allowed the Holy Spirit to freely flow through us so He can guide and teach us according to the purpose that He has been sent by the Lord God. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.”
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION In today's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we hear of the glorious arrival of the Holy Spirit in the world as Advocate. In obedience to Jesus, the disciples gathered together in Jerusalem, when suddenly from heaven there came a sound like a “strong driving wind” and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. "Then there appeared to them tongues of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” This manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit drew many to the house where the disciples were gathered. And as we heard, those who came, they witnessed the disciples speaking in all languages to the extent that no matter what language anyone spoke, they could understand the disciples preaching about God’s deeds of power. Truly, the Spirit of God transcends even human languages and cultures and brings about the unity of God’s people and the ability to proclaim the Good News in a way that all who hear can understand and believe. In our second reading from The Letter of Paul to the Corinthians, we hear that “there are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; to each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” Each of us is connected intimately through grace to Jesus Christ and we have become members of his Living Body, the Church. There are many different parts, but one body and one Head who is Christ. How important that we strive through our service to build up the Body of Christ, not to tear it down. Each of us must find ways to work in and with the Church, using our talents and gifts, to bring the Church alive through our kindness and generosity, our involvement and support. All too often we find it easier to criticize the Church and its members rather than to see ourselves as responsible members of the family of Christ. By allowing the Holy Spirit to sanctify us in Christ, He who dwelled in Jesus and who raised Him from the dead, surely, by dwelling in us, He will raise us also by giving life to our mortal bodies. In thanksgiving for the blessed hope that awaits us, we are indebted to the Holy Spirit. Jesus has made clear in his farewell discourse: "If you love
1. On April 19, 2018 Magee Women's hospital recognized BOB and CARMELLA KESICKI, parishioners of Saint Paul Cathedral, as Volunteers of the Year. This award was recognized and bestowed at the annual volunteers dinner at the Schenley Golf Club dining facilities. In presenting this award, Bob and Carmella were saluted for unselfishly dedicating themselves to provide a service to those Catholics in need through the dispensation of the Holy Eucharist
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since 2014. We are so proud of Bob and Carmella, PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT salute their service and thank them for caring so beautifully for the sick and suffering in their time of “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and need by bringing the gift of the Eucharist and the kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew prayers of the Church. God bless you! the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant 2. Congratulations to CATHERINE BLUME, daughter that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and of Peter and Patty Blume, who graduated ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, valedictorian in her class from the University of Amen.” Dallas this past weekend. She has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will be spending a year teaching in the Czech Republic beginning this fall. THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will be Congratulations and best wishes to her! administered by Bishop Zubik this afternoon at the Cathedral for several hundred candidates from 3. OUR PARISH FOOD PANTRY serves so many parishes across the diocese, including our candidates people in our parish and in the community who are from Saint Paul Cathedral parish. The bishop will meet in need of support and assistance. Not only do with the candidates and their sponsors at 2:00 pm and they receive food, but many other services are the Mass begins at 2:30 pm. We welcome all who will discussed and coordinated. Most importantly, our be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, along with clients are treated with dignity and respect, and their sponsors, parents and families. May God bless they receive kindness, compassion and real you. friendship from our volunteers. It is an important and special ministry of the Cathedral parish. I am so very grateful to the wonderful volunteers who CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICIA MARIE make our parish food pantry work so well. BLUME from the Cathedral parish who is receiving Thank you to the food pantry volunteers: the Sacrament of Confirmation this afternoon. We GRETCHEN RASP, MARTHA MALINZAK, congratulate some other Cathedral parishioners TRIS JAHANIAN, EILEEN CONROY KRAVITZ, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this JORGE ALBA, KATHI KENNEDY, DAVE year in the parishes where they attend Catholic RATERMANN, LORI KLOEHN, and BEV school: FEDERICA AUTERI, THERESE BURGO, ROSSITER. In addition we are so very grateful to KATHERINE DUCA and CAROLA PETRUCCI. We the students from the St. Anthony School extend to each of these young people our heartfelt Programs who help us at the food pantry. What a congratulations and prayerful support on this important blessing these volunteers are to so many people. step in their faith journey. God bless you!
TODAY IS PENTECOST SUNDAY. The Church celebrates the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon those first apostles, a day that marks the beginning of the Church. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: “On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ’s Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated, as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance. On that day, the Holy Trinity is fully revealed.” Our Easter season comes to an end after today’s celebration and we return to what the Church calls “ordinary time.” But filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit, we carry with us the power, wisdom, courage, strength, hope, joy and love of God himself. It is for each of us, who are members of the living Body of Christ, the Church, to bring our gift of faith to the world. May the Holy Spirit help each of us to bring the Church Alive, in our families, neighborhoods, workplaces, our parish community and in the world.
A SPECIAL SECOND COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES will be taken up at all the Masses this weekend. Catholic Relief Services provides emergency assistance to so many people in our country and around the world as they respond to natural disasters and other crises that deeply affect the lives of people. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
OUR MONTHLY AFTERNOON OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION will take place next Sunday afternoon, May 27. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin at 1:00 pm, immediately following the 12:00 Noon Mass. Evening prayer begins at 5:00 pm with Benediction. Please consider coming to the Church for some quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. This is a special time for each of us to be lifted up by the real presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. There are many fruits that come from Eucharistic adoration. Please come and join us!
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WENJING AMBROSE PRASLICK, son of Alexander and Tanying (Dong) Praslick
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FAMILY FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM! Next Sunday, May 27, rist is exposed on the altar at
7:00 pm and confessions are heard from 7:007:30 pm. The novena prayers and Benediction begin at 7:30 pm until about 8:00 pm. Please consider attending and bringing your needs and prayers to the attention of Our Blessed Mother who always WINE CHEESE AND THE GOSPEL will next meet on Tuesday evening, hears our prayers and desires to May 29. Please note the change in day because Monday, May 28 is Memorial lead us to the loving heart of her Day. Father Adam Verona will lead the evening. His topic will be “The Blessed Son, Jesus Christ. Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church.” Father Adam will discuss the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of our Savior and in the life of His Body, the Church. For centuries Christians have found solace and comfort in the protection and intercession of our Blessed Mother. Father Adam will discuss the development and ultimate meaning of the Dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church concerning Mary and what they mean for the life of the faithful. This THE NATIONAL DAY OF event begins at 6:30 pm in the parish social hall with wine, cheese and PRAYER AND REMEMfellowship, followed by a presentation at 7:00 pm with time for questions until about 8:00 pm. All adults and young adults are welcome to join us for this BRANCE FOR MARINERS AND PEOPLE OF THE SEA opportunity to learn more about our Catholic faith. Father Adam and the Faith Family Formation team will be wrapping up our year with our final gathering! At this gathering our children will learn all about the Seven Special Gifts the Holy Spirit gives to each one of us! Father Adam will speak to our adults about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and what they mean for the spiritual life of Christians! There will be coffee, refreshments, and fun guaranteed for all! Please do join us after the 10:00 am Mass in the Cathedral Social Hall on Sunday May 27 for our program!
WILL BE CELEBRATED ON TWO HIGH SCHOOL BACCALAUREATE MASSES will be celebrated TUESDAY, MAY 22. The day at the Cathedral this week. We welcome OAKLAND CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL on Monday evening, May 21 at 7:00 pm and CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL on Tuesday evening, May 22 at 7:30 pm. We congratulate the graduating seniors and wish them every blessing and success. We are delighted to work so closely at the Cathedral with both of these high schools and are grateful for the many ways in which the students, and the entire school communities, have been part of the Cathedral parish. The Oakland Catholic community celebrates Mass with us quite frequently at 8:15 am and the students have helped to support our parish food pantry. Central Catholic students through the campus ministry program have been altar servers at our parish funerals, and the students have often joined us for Mass at the Cathedral as well. God bless you on your graduation and thanks to the administration, faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts.
OUR ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC is scheduled for Sunday, August 26 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. We are in need of volunteers to help with the children’s activities and games, with serving the food, with set up on Saturday morning and clean up on Sunday after the picnic, and other tasks. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the picnic please contact our chairpersons Sue and Ralph Massaro at [email protected]
PARISH ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY. Join us on Tuesday evenings, RESUMING MAY 29, for encouragement and challenge in our spiritual growth by a study of the Book of Genesis. In addition, we will continue with lectio divina (prayerful reflection) on the Scripture readings for upcoming Sundays. Our study begins at 6:30 pm in Synod Hall. No preregistration is needed. A $5 fee is requested for the study guide. All are welcome to come.
is observed in conjunction with National Maritime Day in the United States of America, which has been celebrated since 1933 to honor those who serve as merchant mariners and to recognize the benefits of the maritime industry. Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) is a worldwide Catholic maritime ministry that reaches out to seafarers, fishers, their families, port personnel and all who work or travel on the high seas, regardless of race, color or creed. The maritime ministry shows the Church's care and concern to seafarers who are often away from home for many months because of the nature of their work and lifestyle. A network of AOS port offices and Catholic chaplains provides spiritual and practical assistance that accommodate a seafarer's unique lifestyle and needs.
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from May 19 through May 25, is being offered in memory of: FRED “JEEP” BUTCH May he rest in peace.
Ministry of our Cathedral is proud to announce that we are continuing another year of exciting speakers, wonderful fellowship, and growth in our faith together with “Theology on Tap!” We are pleased to present our second gathering at the Steel Cactus on Walnut Street in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. Please join us on Monday, June 4, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm for our second speaker of the year, Catherine Recznik! Catherine will talk to us about “Cardiac Activity: What CPR can teach us about daily prayer.” Please join us! Should you have any questions please contact Father Adam Verona in the Parish office or email him at: [email protected]
SAINT OF THE WEEK. On May 22 the Church celebrates the life of SAINT
Please remember to keep in your prayers the following couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage at Saint Paul Cathedral in the coming weeks: I Cody Conway and Alissa Kelty I Marc Pierre and Andrea Pion II Brad Martin and Lesile Rosander III Colin Smith and Shelby Baird III Stephen Voller and Jocelyn Richey III Matthew Lausi and Heather Harmon
RITA OF CASCIA. For 18 years Saint Rita endured the abuses and infidelities of a violent husband and serious difficulties with her two sons who were deeply influenced by him. Her husband was murdered and Saint Rita urged forgiveness and peace in the face of her family who desired revenge for this brutal act. Saint Rita was free to pursue her lifelong desire to become a nun, seeking acceptance in the Augustinian convent in Cascia, Italy. But they rejected her three times because she had been married and only after six years did they acquiesce through her persistence and prayer. She sought solace throughout her life in the Passions and Cross of our Savior and on Good Friday, 1441, she prostrated herself before the Crucifix of Christ and begged for some share in his sufferings. She was given the Crown of Thorns, a wound on her forehead that caused Saint Rita immense suffering and pain until her death in 1457. Three days later, a notary in Cascia, recorded eleven miracles that occurred at the time of Saint Rita’s death. At every stage of her life, Saint Rita bravely endured immense sufferings and many difficult circumstances, always with courage, with love, with strong faith and a desire to be joined to the sufferings of Jesus for the good of others. She was canonized in 1900 and is the patroness of desperate situations.
IT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR ALL PARENTS OF SECOND GRADE AND EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR (201819) to contact me personally about the preparation needed for the reception of the sacraments. Canon law requires that children receive their sacraments in the parish to which they are registered and belong. My permission, as pastor, is required and necessary for anyone who desires to receive their sacraments elsewhere. In addition, as the pastor, I must be able to verify that each student preparing for the sacraments is truly ready to receive them. This will require that I have I know each family and student, and that we will have the time to personally meet prior to the reception of the Sacraments.
GIVING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER! Visit
I invite all Cathedral parents of second grade and eighth grade students who will be preparing to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion, as well as the Sacrament of Confirmation, to let me know as soon as possible. There is a form that will need to be completed and returned to me as soon as possible. It is important for me to verify that (1) the family and child is registered in the parish; (2) that the family attends Mass regularly and supports the parish; (3) that the child is in a program of formation that will prepare them for the reception of the sacraments; (4) and that we will be able to maintain contact through the coming year. There will be important meetings that all the children will be required to attend, as well as the Family Catechetical gatherings that take place every other month.
www.stpaulpgh.org and click on the “online giving” button on the home page. Firsttime users will need to create a new account. Schedule recurring gifts or make onetime donations.
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ALL HOMESCHOOLING FAMILIES in the parish must make contact with me as your pastor to review the homeschooling religion curriculum so that I can insure that your children are indeed being formed in the faith in conformity to the Church’s documents and guidelines. I am happy to meet with you annually and of course if there are homeschooling children that will receive sacraments, the same rules discussed above will apply.
PASTOR VERIFICATION FORMS are required for any child from the Cathedral who attends a Catholic school. These are necessary to receive the Catholic tuition rate and to be eligible for any financial aid. In order for me to sign the form I must be able to know and to verify that: (1) that the child is baptized; (2) the family is a registered and active member of the parish. This requires that the family and children attend Mass regularly at the Cathedral and support the parish by being good stewards of their time, talent and treasure. If I know the family and see them at Mass it is easy to sign the form; if I do not know the family and do not see them at Mass it makes it difficult and even impossible to sign the form. For those families whom I do not know personally we will need to meet so please make every effort to schedule those meetings well in advance of the deadline as it is not always easy or possible to meet at the last minute. I am delighted that so many families in the Cathedral parish send their children to a Catholic school. Having served as Secretary for Catholic Education in the diocese for nearly 20 years, I am a strong supporter of our Catholic school families. But it makes no sense at all to send your child to a Catholic school and never come to Mass or get involved in your parish. Family, parish and school must be integral components, working together, to help instill faith and the values of faith in your child.
THANK YOU BULLETIN AD SPONSORS! Help Still Needed! Mike McAleer from Liturgical Publications, our bulletin publisher, was with us this past week securing advertisers for our Bulletin. We would like to thank all of the advertisers who have generously committed to the Bulletin for this year! We still have space available and humbly ask that you consider advertising your business or remembering a loved one in our weekly bulletin. Our parish bulletin is one of our main communication tools to our parish members. It provides inspirational words from Father, Mass intentions, news, and events for the week ahead. We are thankful that this crucial communication piece is provided to our parish at no cost thanks to the generous advertising support of our parishioners and communityminded businesses. Please let us know if you can help. Sponsors of our bulletin recognize the tremendous value of connecting with our church family, who in turn respond by supporting our sponsors! If you would like to advertise in the weekly bulletin, please contact Mike McAleer at (412) 8558013 or via email to [email protected] Thank you!
PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR SAINT PAUL CATHEDRAL. We will host a PGC Workshop on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 am to Noon in the Cathedral Social Hall (underneath the Church). Online registration is preferred. Go to www.diopitt.org, click on the Protection of Children tab, at the top of the homepage. Then click Parish Volunteer. Next choose number 4, PGC Live workshop, and follow directions to register. For questions related to the workshop or to Safe Environment in general, contact Mary Ann Hvizdos, Safe Environment Coordinator, at 4128071611 or [email protected] All volunteers are required to complete this workshop within 90 days of submitting their diocesan application to serve as a volunteer. Any potential volunteer, who is uncomfortable completing the PGC online, please register for this live session ASAP. We are in need of 1015 registrants.
ANNUAL SPRING PARISH FOOD DRIVE. The St. Paul Cathedral Council Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring their Annual Spring Food Drive to support our parish Food Pantry. On June 910, the Knights will distribute grocery bags after weekend Masses. The following weekend, June 1617, you are asked to return the bags with needed items. If you are not able to return your donation on the weekend, you may take them to the rectory during regular office hours. Our pantry currently is in need of nonperishable food items, especially: canned and boxed prepared dinners, juice, peanut butter, and cereal. Additionally, toiletries (soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, shaving cream and razors), paper products (toilet paper and paper towels), and cleaning products (dish soap and laundry detergent) are always valued by our clients. If you cannot contribute food items, we welcome any monetary donations to help with purchases from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (GPCFB). The money is used to purchase ongoing diminished items and perishable items such as produce and dairy products. The food pantry along with the facilitation from the GPCFB programs and resources, the food pantry is working to provide our patrons with increasing fresh produce rather than canned products. Thank you for your support. Please, when donating nonperishables, please check expiration dates.
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LOW GLUTEN HOSTS. In recent years, many have worked to foster an increasing awareness of the significant effects of Celiac Sprue disease on people's lives. The digestive system of those with this condition is considerably compromised by the consumption of gluten, one of the major ingredients in wheat flour. It is estimated that as many as fifteen percent of all persons of northern European origin are affected by this disease to some degree. This is a particular challenge to Catholics, who believe that the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the reception of Holy Communion are the very source and summit of the Christian life. At the Cathedral we have the ability to use low gluten hosts for those with gluten intolerance. It is impossible to consecrate a host made of something other than wheat and water. No priest or bishop can change this longstanding teaching of the Catholic Church so there will always be a very small amount of gluten in the low gluten hosts. The policy at the Cathedral is for any person desiring a low gluten host to stop into the sacristy before Mass so the priest can place that host in a special pyx and consecrate it during the Mass. The person receiving that low gluten host would have to be sure to go into the communion line of the priest who is celebrating Mass as he will be the one that has the consecrated low gluten host. SERIES ON THE SAINTS AND STATUES OF THE CATHEDRAL (first in the series). During our most recent Wine, Cheese and the Gospel gathering, there was a desire on the part of many to know about the statues in the Cathedral. Each week we will highlight some of the statues. As you look at the sanctuary there are 6 altars. Beginning on the left we see the Blessed Sacrament Altar with two angels; the Sacred Heart altar (topped by the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) is where we have the ambry (the place for the holy oils to be stored and displayed). In the niches are statues of St. Charles Borromeo and St. Alice, the patrons of the donors who funded this altar in 1906. In addition there are statues of St. Aloysius Gonzaga and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who helped to promote the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The high altar contains the large statues of St. Peter and St. Paul (patron of the Cathedral and copatron of the Diocese of Pittsburgh), topped by two angels. The Marian Altar contains on the top the statue of the Immaculate Virgin Mary (copatroness of the Diocese of Pittsburgh). In addition, there are statues of St. Joachim and St. Anne (parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary) with two angels in prayer. The last altar on the right is the St. Joseph altar with the statue of St. Joseph with two angels holding the symbols of sleep and death. The main altar known as the Altar of Sacrifice where Mass is celebrated each day contains the relics of three saints who were deeply connected to the early history of Catholicism in Western Pennyslvania: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John Neumann, and St. Francis of Assisi.
THE NEXT EVENT OF THE CATHEDRAL CONCERT SERIES takes place on Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm. Our own Ken Danchik performs music of both French and American composers. Ken always presents a concert which includes imaginative programming and excitement. Please plan to attend. Admission to our concerts is free. An offering is welcome! For further details, please call the music office at: 4126216082.
RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT. After First Holy Communion Sunday, May 13, 2018
his resurrection from the dead Jesus appears to his anxious Apostles and, knowing their fear and uncertainty, pours forth the Holy Spirit upon them and bestows the gift of peace. For the next forty days he promises that he will be with them always and that he will send the Advocate to be with them as they will be called to continue his work in the world. Finally, after ascending to heaven, Jesus sends forth his Spirit at Pentecost to fill the Apostles with confidence and courage in order to go out to all the world to tell the good news and grow the Church. As the On Mission for The Church Alive! initiative continues to unfold we are called to prayer for a new Pentecost in the Church of Pittsburgh. This new outpouring of the Holy Spirit can bestow the peace we seek in the midst of change and planning for the future. God’s Spirit can also fill us with the confidence and courage that all of us²clergy and faithful alike²will need to do our part to build up the Church and make it ever more alive! Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn more and to stay informed.
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SAINT PAUL CATHEDRAL PASTORAL STAFF
LITURGICAL SCHEDULE & MASS INTENTIONS
Administrative Assistant: Christine Raizin
Business Manager: Greg Zigray
Director of Music: Don Fellows
Associate Organist: Ken Danchik
Office Staff: Mike Pittek
Sacristans: Eileen Lancos and Ted Wojcik
Wedding Coordinators: Barbara Biglan and Beverly Farinelli
Pastoral Council: Lynn Bainbridge, Beverly Beebe, Desmarie DeCuir, Perrin Haft, Susan Massaro, Alice Paviglianiti, Lisa Sciulli, Nathan Sudie, Mark Sullivan
Finance Council: Kevin Altomari, Tom Bainbridge, Greg DuFour, Fred Egler, Jr., Ralph Massaro, Judi Nocito, Daniel Williams
Altar Servers Scheduling: Celeste Sullivan
Baptismal Preparation: Deacon Chuck Rhoads
Bereavement Ministry: Eileen ConroyKravitz
Communion for the Homebound: Lisa Sciulli
Cooking for Priests: Lynn Bainbridge
Cathedral Docents: Anna Marie Nucci
Father Vanyo Library: Diane Faust
Family Faith Formation: Thao Dinh, Tamika Madison and Renita Prince
Food Pantry: Lori Kloehn and Beverly Rossiter
Ministry Scheduling: Beverly Beebe
RCIA: Deacon Chuck Rhoads and Audrey Cinquegrane
Respect Life: Mark Sullivan
Safe Environment: Mary Ann Hvizdos
Special Needs: Linda Marino
Television Ministry: John Hillgrove
Young Adult Ministry: Megan Basch
FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP A word of thanks to all who give so generously to support our parish and its many services. Sunday, May 6 (Pittsburgh Marathon Sunday): $ 10,708.00 CHILDLINE Report suspected child abuse:1.800.932.0313 Diocese of Pittsburgh Victim Abuse Hotline:1.888.808.1235
Monday, May 21, Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs Jas 3:1318/Mk 9:1429 6:45 am Ercolino Conicella 8:15 am Beth Buckholtz 12:05 pm Mr. and Mrs. Donald Farkas, Living 7:00 pm Oakland Catholic High School Baccalaureate Tuesday, May 22, Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious Jas 4:110 * Mk 9:3037 6:45 am Sonia Tyner 8:15 am James and Sylvia Sims 12:05 pm Ray Croyle 7:30 pm Central Catholic High School Baccalaureate
6:45 am 8:15 am 12:05 pm 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 23, Weekday Jas 4:1317 * Mk 9:3840 Joan Faix Lydia McGee, Living Mary Louise and Jeremiah Mahoney Novena and Benediction
Thursday, May 24, Weekday Jas 5:16 * Mk 9:4150 6:45 am The Living Members of the Bucci and Casciato Families 8:15 am Anthony Tysarczyk 12:05 pm Barbara Dippold Friday, May 25, Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church; Saint Gregory VII, Pope; Saint Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, Virgin Jas 5:912/Mk 10:112 6:45 am Fred and Ruth Egler 8:15 am Bethany Alexi, Living 12:05 pm Betty Jane Stubna Saturday, May 26, Saint Philip Neri, Priest Jas 5:1320 * Mk 10:1316 8:15 am Emily Febbraro 12:05 pm Mario DePasquale 6:00 pm People of the Parish
Sunday, May 27, The Most Holy Trinity Dt 4:3234, 3940 * Rom 8:1417 * Mt 28:1620 6:30 am Carl “Gimp” Giampolo 8:00 am Albert and Julia Casciato 10:00 am Betty Jane Stubna 12:00 pm The Living and Deceased Members of the Valenzuela and Alba Families 1:005:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction 6:00 pm Frederick N. Egler
“He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.” ~ St. Bede “Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if he wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.” ~ St. Philip Neri