The Lord Provides – Even when we strive to be close with God we can wonder if he’s really listening to us or if he really cares for us with an unquenchable love. This is especially true in moments of trial or challenge. Yet, we know that when we focus our eyes and ears and hearts on the things of God we can see his love at work for us in all things. In his letter to the Romans, Saint Paul reminds us that “the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable,” that nothing can separate us from his love. Are you challenged by the changes that will soon take place in your parish and throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh? Join Bishop David Zubik in prayer and worship at one of the On Mission for The Church Alive! Summer Sessions and be renewed in God’s love for his people. The changes may challenge us, but we trust in the work of the Holy Spirit to provide the gifts and resources for the Church to grow and thrive. The Summer Sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on the following days: Thursday, August 24 at Saint Mary of the Assumption, Glenshaw; Monday, August 28 at Saint Thomas More, Bethel Park; Tuesday, August 29 at Saint Margaret Mary, Moon Township; Wednesday, August 30 at Saint Kilian, Adams/Cranberry Townships. Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn more about it 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 dates of the next Pittsburgh program please contact Retrouvaille at 412-277-3434. More information is available at www.retrouvailleofpittsburghinc.org.

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: toniafj1@comcast.net

MARY’S MEALS -- Missionary Co-Operative Appeal – August 19/20, 2017
This weekend we welcome Dr. Andrew and Pamela Minto from Steubenville, Ohio, who join us at all parish Masses for the annual Missionary Co-Operative Appeal. Since 2007 they have been part of Mary’s Meals global project that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. The initiative began by feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002—today Mary’s Meals are feeding over a million children every school day in fourteen countries. In schools where children receive Mary’s Meals, there is a rise in school enrollment, attendance, and attainment. It costs $19.50 to feed a child for a whole school year. Can you please commit to this endeavor by contributing $20.00?

St. Alphonsus Religious Education Program - Do you believe in KIDS? Kingdom building, Impacting lives, Deeper relationships, and Spiritual growth? There is a place for your gifts in the religious education program at St Alphonsus Parish. We need you to help the Faith grow—along with our kids! Contact Amy Baptiste at 724-637-3912 for more info, or at bapfam@centurylink.net

Catechists - It is time for us to gather for prayer and discuss the coming year. We will meet THIS Sunday evening, August 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the religious education building. Please let me know [724-637-3912] if you will attend.

Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be observed Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, with Prayers for Family Healing, recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, On Mission for The Church Alive, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.


                  News & Notices
Reports of child abuse are to be made immediately to the 24 hr. Diocesan Victim Assistance Hot Line at
                                                               1-888-808-1235.
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