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ST.

DAMIEN

OF

MOLOKAI

CATHOLIC
PARISH

722 WEST MAIN STREET MONONGAHELA, PENNSYLVANIA 15063

Parish Office: 724-258-7742 Parish Fax: 724-258-8733 Madonna Catholic Regional School: 724-258-3199
Website: stdamienofmolokai.org Email: stdamienparish@verizon.net
Diocesan Victim Hotline: 1-888-808-1235

MAY 22, 2016


PASTORAL STAFF
Fr. William R. Terza ............................................. Pastor
stdamienterzab@verizon.net
Deacon Al Poroda.............................Permanent Deacon
DeaconAl611@gmail.com or 724-258-7742 x 13
Mrs. Kathryn Wray ............................. Director of Music
kfwray188@gmail.com
Mrs. Patricia Forsyth ................. Asst. Director of Music
pattyforsyth@comcast.net
Mr. Donald Militzer ......................................... Principal
madonnacatholicregional@earthlink.com
Mrs. Kathy Miller ................................. Faith Formation
themillers4@hotmail.com
Phyllis DeMedio .............................................. Secretary
stdamiendemediop@verizon.net
Peggy Romeo ................................................... Secretary
stdamienromeop@verizon.net
Helena Glaneman .......... Safe Environment Coordinator
Alexsei521@yahoo.com or 724-503-7325
ST. DAMIEN FINANCIAL COUNCIL
Gloria DeRosa
Alfred Galilei
Steven Markovich
Antoinette Moffit Richard Pantaleo Randall Rodriguez
ST. DAMIEN PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Joyce Amatangelo Kathleen Barkey Thomas Caudill
Nancy Cole
Sandra Craig
Kris DAndrea
James Greaves
Thomas Kustron Denise Majoris
Anna Markovich Juliann Romasco Walter Tabory
INTERIM MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil .................................................. 4:00 p.m.
Sunday ........................................8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
MondayFriday ............................................... 8:00 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday................................................... 8:309:00 a.m.
Saturdays ................................................ 3:003:30 p.m.
All Masses & Reconciliation are at St. Damien
of Molokai Church 722 West Main Street
BAPTISMS: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 12:15 p.m. and 4th
Sunday at Mass.
WEDDINGS: Please make arrangements by calling the
Parish Office 6 months in advance.

THE MOST HOLY TRINITY


MISSION STATEMENT
St. Damien of Molokai is a Catholic parish family which recognizes and
embraces the gifts and talents of our faith filled people. The life of our
patron saint inspires us to lead lives of love, hope and charity. Moving
forward, we will grow through our liturgy, teachings and outreach to all,
with the help of God and the gifts received through the Holy Eucharist.

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St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Monongahela

May 22, 2016


The Most Holy Trinity

Saturday, May 21, 2016


2:00pm Dolak Wright Wedding
4:00pm Living and Deceased Members of the
Parish
Sunday, May 22, 2016
8:30am Daniel & Veronica Papak
(The Papak Family)
11:00am Andrew Sr. & Josephine Andrews
(Children & Grandchildren)
Monday, May 23, 2016
8:00am William Niccolai (Wife, Elaine & Family)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
8:00am Helen P. Bugar (Lillian Conti)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8:00am Kenneth Kulak (Diane Flory)
Thursday, May 26, 2016
8:00am Emma Pietroboni
(Sharon, Dan, Grayson & Davis Cuffe)
Friday, May 27, 2016
8:00am Bella Turic (Skip & Ange Hemmings)
NO School Mass
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00pm Dorothy Radic (April Radic)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
8:30am Living and Deceased Members of the
Parish
11:00am Gerald J. Andrick (Mom, Terry & Holly)

Rest In Peace
In the charity of your prayers we kindly ask
that you please pray for the repose of the soul
of Donna Hall. May God grant her eternal
rest, may Perpetual Light shine upon her soul
and may all the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.
Baptism Congratulations
Congratulations to the family of
Samuel James Berry
whose baptism was recently celebrated. May
he remain close to the Lord Jesus all the days
of his life and may he be blessed with good
health, much happiness, and the
wisdom of the Lord.

SummerFest News
CASH RAFFLE The mailing was put together and all
registered parishioners of St. Damien should receive a
packet containing a booklet of tickets for the Cash Raffle
sometime this week. Please return the filled in stubs and
payment in an envelope marked Cash Raffle. Returns
can be made in the Sunday collection or dropped off at
the Parish Office. If you havent received the mailing by
the end of this week or are in need of additional books of
tickets, please call the parish office.
LOTTERY TREE - Everyone loves lottery scratch off
tickets. Our plan is to raffle a colossal tree of scratch offs
at SummerFest. We need your help to make that a reality. We are in need of scratch off tickets in any denomination or a monetary donation so that tickets can be purchased. Donations can be made in the Sunday collection
or dropped off at the parish office. Please mark the envelope Lottery Tree. Thanks in advance for your help.
BASKET RAFFLE - Terry Lewis is in charge of the
Basket Raffle to be held at SummerFest. If you would
like to donate a theme basket or a stand alone item, please
call Terry at 724 258-4616 and let her know what you are
donating. You can also donate items that will be put together to create a basket. If you have empty baskets that
you would like to donate please advise.
GOLF PACKAGE TICKET - We will be selling a
Golf Package ticket to benefit SummerFest. Cost of the
ticket will be $5.00. We are in need of persons willing to
take tickets to sell in advance. If you can take tickets to
sell to your golf buddies, co-workers, family members,
etc. please call the parish office ASAP. Let us know
how many tickets you can take and we will get back to
you as soon as the tickets are printed. We will honor
holdout numbers on a first come first served basis. Your
help is really needed and greatly appreciated.

Bible Study Tuesdays @ 11:00am (Parish Center)


(May 24th is the last Bible Study until Fall)
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel) This Friday from
12:00noon6:00pm. Call 724-747-7071 for scheduling.
Holy Hour(Church) The third Wednesday of each
month @ 7:00pm
Padre Pio Prayer Group (Park Ave. School) This
Friday 6:00-7:00pm
Servants of the Little Way (Chapel) The first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.
Holy Name Society (Parish Park) Second Sunday of
each month with Rosaries at 8am and returning for
the meeting after the 8:30am Mass.
Catholic Mens Fellowship The first Monday of
the month at 6:30pm (Chapel) and the 3rd Saturday
at 7:30am.(Church)

St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Monongahela

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Confirmation Congratulations!
Bishop Zubik Confirming Bishop at Our Lady of the Valley
This Saturday, May 21st, candidates from St. Damien, Mary, Mother of the Church and Our Lady of the Valley celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation. We extend our gratitude to all those who have taken part in the
formation of our ninth graders including parents/guardians, all previous catechists and especially Deacon Al
& RaeAnn Poroda. May God Bless each and every person who has enabled this blessed moment for our
youth!
We offer our congratulations to the following candidates of St. Damien Parish:
Nina Alvarez, Chase Angotti, Corrinn Assenti, Cole Bianchi, Robert Boyer, Samantha Charlton, Dylan
Cole, Dylan Cora, Joseph Garrett, Alyssa Grossi, Alex Grossi, Johnna Mayer, Madison Musser, Anthony
Romasco, Lexi Ryckman, Matthew Scheiber, Andrew Sento, Alexa Vaccaro and Anna Vogt .

Graduation Mass and Continental BreakfastJune 5, 20168:30am


All High School seniors should have received an invitation to join us on Sunday, June 5th for our
graduation Mass to be celebrated at 8:30AM. A continental breakfast will be served to graduates and
their families immediately following Mass. If you did not receive an invitation please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible. Please remember to RSVP as soon as possible.
Ladies of Charity ~ Pilgrimage to St. Paul Cathedral
The Ladies of Charity invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to St. Paul Cathedral to take place on
Wednesday, June 8th to walk through the Holy Door for the year of Mercy and gain a plenary indulgence. Cost for the bus is $23.00 per person. Additional money will be needed for a lunch stop
on the way home. The pilgrimage will begin with the 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Damiens. Seating is
limited so please stop at the parish office ASAP to register. Payment for the bus is due at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to Ladies of Charity. (Registration deadline ~ May 31st)
Thank You to our St. Damien Altar Rosary Christian Mothers (ARCM) We thank the members of
our ARCM who offered gifts to our Confirmation Class in remembrance of their special day. Your prayers,
support, and thoughtfulness is much appreciated!

Our thanks to Debra Reis for giving her time and talents to moderate the new
Decision Point class that just finished its first year.
This class is for our high school students.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

SURF SHACK:
Catch the Wave of Gods Amazing Love!
DATE: June 20-24
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
WHO: Children ages 4yrs.-6th grade
LOCATION: St. Damien of Molokai Parish, with activities taking place at Madonna Catholic
Regional School
Registration deadline is June 12, 2016. (Middle and High School students are needed to help as
classroom aides.) Please contact Debra Reis (724-678-9532) if you are able to volunteer.

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St. Damien of Molokai Parish

On Mission for The Church Alive!

Saint Paul reminds us that there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different
workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone (1 Corinthians: 5-6). In On Mission for The Church Alive! each of us priest, religious and lay has our own distinct role, our own
distinct vocation. On Mission for The Church Alive! will succeed if we are open to the prompting
of the Holy Spirit to apply our gifts in service to the Church. What gifts can you bring right now to
your parish?
To read more, check out On Mission for The Church Alive! on page 5 of this weeks Pittsburgh
Catholic and visit www.OnMissionChurchAlive.org. Follow On Mission for The Church Alive on
Twitter at @PghChurchAlive. Have something to share about how your parish is "On Mission"? Use
the hashtags #ChurchAlive and #OnMissionPgh.

PROTECTING GODS CHILDREN WORKSHOPS

The following workshops are available:


St. Thomas More Parish, 126 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park, PA
Monday, May 16, 2016
Register by calling Kerry Mindach @ 412-835-6996
Immaculate Conception Parish, 119 W. Chestnut St., Washington, PA
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Register by calling Beth Endres @ 724-225-0382

DONT FORGET THE ST. DAMIEN FOOD BANK


May pick-up date is: Wednesday, June 15th from 10am-2pm and 5-7pm
Items needed for the month of June are:
Toiletries such as Soap, Shampoo & Deodorants, also Liquid dish detergent
_______________________________________________________________
The Food Bank would like to thank the Boy Scouts, The Monongahela Post Office, The St.
Damien Christian Mothers/Altar Rosary and St. Vincent DePaul
for their recent generous gifts (food items and monetary) to the Food Bank.
250th Anniversary ~ City of Monongahela Cookbook

The City of Monongahela will celebrate their 250th anniversary in 2019. For this occasion, they are planning to publish a Town Cookbook, in advance, to raise funds for the celebration. All the churches in town
are being asked to submit recipes to appear in the cookbook. If you have some really yummy recipes
that you would like to submit, please send to, or drop them off at, the parish office. We would like to turn
in our submissions by early July. Thank you!
If you want to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, please consider joining the Auxiliary of
Mon-Vale Resources, Inc. at Monongahela Valley Hospital.
The Auxiliary's members provide support services and amenities to the Hospitals patients and visitors as
well as members of our community.
Our volunteers give of their time together with hospital employees to make Monongahela Valley Hospital a great place to give and receive medical care.
For more information about joining the Auxiliary, please contact the Manager of Auxiliary Services at
724-258-1090 or the Hospitals Gift Shop at 724-258-1167.

St. Damien of Molokai Parish

Offertory Report 5/15/2016


4:00pm
8:30am
11:00am
Mail In
Total $

Offertory
1516.00
1734.00
2336.00
773.00
6,359.00

Our
Offering
Back
To
God

(Weekly Offertory Goal $7,500)


Catholic Relief Services:
$1,178.00

Mass
Attendance
4:00pm 176
8:30am 193
11:00am 236
Total

605

2016 PARISH SHARE GOAL


$61,150.00
Collected to date: $40,238.00
MON VALLEY YMCA MOVIE DAY
Wednesday, May 25thLaCarte Room
Showing 1:00 pm ~ Runtime 75 minutes
R.S.V.P. 724-483-8077
Free to the Community
Saint Maximillan ~ Saint Faustina ~ Blessed John Paul II

Three LivesOne MissionNo Limits


OCEAN of MERCY

Tri Parish Youth Group

We will meet the month of May at the following


locations:
May 22nd 6:30-8pmMary, Mother of the
Church School Basement. We will do our annual clean up of the grounds.
May 28th 9-10:30amOur Lady of the Valley. We will be cleaning up around the Rectory
and Fence.
Gloves and bags will be provided.
We will resume Youth Group in September.
Have a wonderful summer and thank you for
your dedication and support of the Tri Parish
Youth Group.

ST. ANTHONY NOVENA


The Solemn 13-week Novena to St. Anthony will continue this week after the 8:00am
Mass on Tuesday. Let us come together to
honor St. Anthony and ask his help for the
special needs that each of us has.

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Reflections
By Deacon Al
Todays Feast, The Most Holy Trinity may be confusing or unclear to
some. How can there be three Gods or
individuals in one? Last year when the
bishop was here, he asked the confirmation class:
How many Gods do we worship and was surprised
to hear one of the candidates answer Three
Being the man he is, the bishop kindly talked the
young woman through his question as he knew her
nerves had gotten the best of her and helped her to see
it is not three different Gods we worship, but a Triune God who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The best explanation Id ever gotten of the Trinity was
back in the seminary when our instructor explained,
the Trinity always was, God has always been. God the
Father, Son, and Spirit, with the Son being a part of
the Father and the Spirit the result of such a strong
love or bond between the Father and Son that the Spirit itself is a creation of that Love Kind of mind
blowing if you really sit down and think about it, or is
it?
Think about us as individuals for example. A young
man and woman meet and fall in love or, a young man
or woman feels the call from God in their heart to Holy Orders or the life of a religious. The love of the
young couple may result in those two individuals marrying and becoming one. Or the call to a vocation results in the person uniting their body and soul to God
as His earthly servant. Through that oneness of love a
new creation or life is brought forth, kind of like the
Trinity!
For a while, I was often telling people we always pray
to God the Father or Jesus his Son but when is the last
time we prayed saying: Holy Spirit help me in my
prayer for... Kind of like we were leaving that part of
the Trinity out. But then I realized as Catholics, this is
how we begin our prayers In the Name of the Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, calling on the Trinity to begin
our talks with God.
One important fact though that Id really like to drive
home this weekend is that we know God is God. He is
the greatest, most forgiving, loving example of Mercy
that we will ever experience in our lives. We know this
by the way he gave his only son Jesus for us. What
we must never forget is the other part of that love
when he sent His spirit to dwell among us and to live
within us making us temples of the Holy Spirit. This
my friends must be a constant reminder of the way we
live our lives as God truly dwells within us and we
must never displease him by our actions.