A Blessing of Hunters will be given at Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church [Sunday 11 a.m. Mass] and Saint James Church [Saturday 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday 9 a.m. Mass] on November 23 and 24. The Blessing will be given following the General Intercessions. We invite all hunters to join us as we pray for their safety and success.
As the Church prepares to celebrate Christ’s birth, our partner parishes will offer the Sacrament of Anointing. If you, or someone you care about is sick, dealing with the problems that come with aging, facing surgery, or struggling with a mental or emotional problem, please come and share in the Lord’s healing and strength.
Toddlers through 5th grade children are invited to this event in the social hall of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish on Friday, December 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will include ice fishing; Christmas bingo; ornament making; reindeer craft; a visit, photo and sing-along with Santa; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate; and more! The cost is $5 per child with a maximum cost of $10 per family. Registration is necessary by Monday, December 9.
Children in our partner parishes are welcome to dress as a Pilgrim or Native American and join us for the Thanksgiving Day Mass in Saint James Church on Thursday, November 28, at 9 a.m. The children are to meet in the main vestibule before Mass.
Parishioners and friends are invited to join us at the Casino Theater in Vandergrift for this production on Friday, December 6. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Prior to the performance we will gather in AJs Restaurant [optional] at 5:30 p.m. for dinner [on your own], then walk across the street for the 7:30 p.m. show. The cost of the theater ticket is $17. Dinner reservations are limited to the first 25 people to RSVP. All theater reservations with payment must be made through the parish office by Monday, October 28.
Parishioners and friends [must be at least 21 years of age] are invited to a day at Rivers Casino on Tuesday, January 21. The motor coach will depart from the Saint James Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and then from Our Lady, Queen of Peace parking lot at 9:15 a.m. We will be at the casino for 5 hours. The cost is $25 per person and includes $30 in free play. To sign-up, contact the parish office by Thursday, January 2.
Thursday, November 28, 9 a.m.
Saint James Church
(combined Mass for both parishes)
Each year the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Nicholas, the 4th century bishop of Myra in Asia Minor and patron saint of children. This year Saint Nicholas will visit with the children and adults of our partner parishes in the vestibule of the churches after each of our Masses on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Everyone is welcome to say hello to Saint Nick.
Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg --
Staffed by the Benedictine Monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey