Come to the Feast! – In today’s Gospel, the invitation of the king to “come to the feast” is extended far and wide so that the banquet hall would be full for the wedding feast of his son. Likewise, God’s invitation to partake in the feast of faith is shared far and wide as he calls us to follow him to the kingdom. In both instances, however, something is required of those who are invited. While there is an expectation that the Lord will feed and nourish us, there is also an expectation that we will be properly attired. For us, that means that we are put to on Christ and share his love with others as we take the responsibility of faith seriously. On Mission for The Church Alive! is an opportunity for us to build up the Church of Pittsburgh as a tangible witness of Jesus present in the world. Not only are we charged as individuals to answer the call to love God above all and our neighbor as ourselves, but to gather as one in worship and in work and give greater effectiveness to the Body of Christ, the Church. As On Mission unfolds more will be asked of us as we come to the feast at a new place or time or with new people, yet we can trust that God will provide more for us to strengthen us and through us to strengthen others. Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn more and to stay informed.
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. For the next Pittsburgh program please contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434 or www.retrouvailleofpittsburghinc.org.
Rachel’s Vineyard, a weekend retreat designed to heal the emotional and spiritual wounds of abortion, will be held 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – Next Weekend October 21/22, 2017
– a day that leads us to the heart of our Christian faith – leads us to mission! Your generosity on World Mission Sunday supports the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in the Missions who share our faith with those most in need. This year we can even “chat” with our chief missionary, Pope Francis, and learn more about his missions and missionaries. Learn more at ChatWithThePope.org. Chat – Pray – Give this World Mission Sunday.
Parish Youth MISSION TRIP - Are you a teenager entering the 9th grade or higher in the fall of 2018 and are looking for an opportunity to serve and to grow in your faith next summer? There are still 2 spaces available for the Catholic Heart Workcamp trip scheduled for Farmington, Michigan June 24-30. Call Amy Baptiste for details. Our group needs a male chaperone, 21 years or older. Help the kids out and give us a call today if you are able to be their chaperone.
Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, with Prayers for Family Healing, On Mission for the Church Alive, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Open House at St. Joseph High School in Natrona -- Sunday, October 29 from 12:30-2:30. Registration begins in the Science and Technology Center. Receive a private tour. Get to know our students and faculty. Learn why SJHS is the best place for a Catholic High School Education. Questions? Contact Admissions Director Mrs. Shane Palumbo '92 at 724-226-4932 or email@example.com.
News & Notices
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