Annual Peter’s Pence Collection THIS weekend June 24-25, 2017. This annual collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance for those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, disease and natural disasters. Please be as generous as you can in response to this worthy once-a-year collection taken up the parish ushers after Holy Communion.

St. Alphonsus Parish will hold a PARISH FAMILY PICNIC on Sunday, August 6th and needs volunteers to organize this social event. We can't have too many cooks in the kitchen or pigs in a blanket. Remember volunteers don't necessarily have the time, they have the heart. If you know anyone who is good at telling others what to do, be sure to encourage them to volunteer. Brenda Shaffer will chair a meeting for volunteers on Thursday, June 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the West Sunbury church hall. Please contact Amy Baptiste at 724-637-3912 or Brenda Shaffer at 724-894-2954 if you can help in any way.

Blue Army will have First Saturday Devotions on July 1st at 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul Church, McKean Street, Butler, followed by the Rosary. Meeting to follow in the Collins Room. Deacon Mitch Natali is guest speaker. All are welcome!

Has your MARRIAGE become cold or unloving? Are you making plans to move out, considering separation or even divorce? Don’t give up -- Give Retrouvaille a try. The next Pittsburgh program begins on July 7. Please call
contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434. More information is available at

Rachel’s Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Tabor House in Millvale. In a confidential and supportive atmosphere, Rachel’s Vineyard demonstrates God’s love, forgiveness, and compassion to women (and men) struggling with abortion’s aftermath. To register or for more information, call Toni Jester at 412-352-5348 or email:

The Neo-Catechumenal Way – Our leadership team this year consisting of Martin, Francesco, Jefferson and Father Gustavo have provided interesting and informative Catechesis for our weekly attendees. This year’s program successfully concludes with a weekend convivence. Thank you to all who attended in an effort to renew their Catholic faith commitment. God bless you all!

will be held THIS week—June 26 thru 30, Monday thru Friday from 6:00 till 8:15 p.m. for pre-schoolers through sixth graders. Parents are invited to participate, along with parish volunteers, to assist Amy and her loyal team of instructors. It’s not too late to register and enjoy the week, so please contact Amy Baptiste at 724-637-3912. Share your time, talent and presence with the kids—they’ll luv you for it!

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