The Parish Grouping of Northern Butler County 

Eternal Life

Please remember in your prayers Ralph Boosel, father of Jason Boosel, Deborah Schroth, sister of Connie Malinski and SuSann Diggs, mother of Jason Stahl who passed away.  May they enjoy the fullness of God’s Kingdom and may God fill their family and friends withconsolation.


Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s liturgical year! The Church
stresses that Advent is a time of reflection, meditation, and preparation.

Join Father Chuck Baptiste in an Advent Scripture Study, which will follow
the Catholic Scripture Study format but will concentrate on the Sunday
lectionary readings and incorporate the ancient method of Lectio Divina
(praying Scriptures). To prepare, each participant will read the Sunday
readings in addition to the “Points to Ponder” commentary, answer the study
question, and “pray the Scriptures”.

During Advent we should be focused on preparing ourselves for the coming
of Christ. Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to receive our

Father Chuck Baptiste will lead this Parish Grouping Scripture study.
Father Chuck grew up in West Sunbury and his parents and family are active
members at St. Alphonsus Parish.
Please consider joining other members of our parish grouping as we take time during Advent to make our hearts ready for Christ.

The Scripture study will take place in the social hall at St. Louis Church in
West Sunbury. The study will begin Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. The group will also meet December 12th and December 19th. 

Please call the parish office, 724-794-2880, or ail Please RSVP no later thanNovember 29th!


WALK will be on December 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Presbyterian Church of Prospect.

Advent wreaths and
candles are for sale at
the parish office. Wreath and
candles $10.00; candles only are


Would you like to attend the Cancer Support Group meetings, but just can’t get there? Are you looking for someone to join in prayer with you to help you battle through the tough times?

MaryJo Chappel would like to help all those throughout our entire grouping! Reach out to MaryJoand email her


Please support our SRU students
with your prayers and baked goods or snacks as they complete final exams and projects December 10-13.

Anyone interested in donating goodies can do so by bringing them to the Newman Center, Monday, December 9th.

The students thank you in advance for your yummy treats!!.