|Small (25%)||FAITH FORMATION Classes to Resume||No|
Faith Formation classes for the St. Joseph & St. Martin Parishes have resumed, in person, for grades K though 8 on Wednesday October 6 from 6 to 7 pm for the 2021-2022 season.
The Faith Formation Calendar for the remainder of 2021 is as follows:
October 6, 13, 20, 27. November 10, 17, 24. December 1, , and 15.
Masks will be worn by the teachers and students while in the classroom. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom.
New registrations will still be taken. Call Ms. Betty at the Faith Formation office at 724-694-5359 ext 4 or the Cell is 724-989-5725.
|Small (25%)||Growing Support for Our Faith Community||No|
Father Sam asks you to be on the lookout for a series of communications between now and Christmas that will encourage all of us to help grow support for our faith community.
You will be receivng a postcard in the mail about stewardship and how much your gifts mean to our church. And a few weeks later you will be receivng our annual report which explains how our parish cares for the spiritual and material needs of our faith community.
Sadly, as you can imagine, the coronavirus has greatly impacted every form of stewardship at our parish. If you are willing to give of your time and talent to help those in need, please look for our ministry listings in our annual report and contact us to volunteer. Also, your continued financial support, during this difficult time will help our parish to maintain and continue God's work. As you will see on the postcard, even a small increase in your weekly offertory giving can make a big difference in offsetting the overalll loss of donations over the last year.
Thank you for prayerfully considering ways that you can help us grow the seeds of faith.
|Small (25%)||Mass of Remembrance for the St, Martin/St. Joseph Parishes||No|
This Mass of Remembrance in Commeration of the Feast of All Souls will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church.
This Mass will remember all those whom we have buried from the Partner Parishes. The family will be presented with a small wooden cross made of olive wood from the Holy Land with an inscription of the name of the deceased on the cross. A votive candle will be lit during the Mass in loving memory of the deceased.
This candle may also be takn home by the family member after Mass. A light reception will follow in the Church Social hall.
|Medium (50%)||Mass Schedule||No|
Weekday Masses will be open to the public.
Monday 6 p.m. St. Martin, New Derry
Tuesday 8 a.m. St. Joseph, Derry
Masses offered privately on Thursday and Friday.
Saturday 5 p.m. St. Joseph, Derry
Sunday 9 a.m. St. Martin
10:30 a.m. St. Joseph
Father Sam will hear confessions at regularly scheduled times and by appointment.
Saturday 4:15 p.m. St. Joseph in the Sacristy
Monday 5:30 p.m. St. Martin Cry Room
|Medium (50%)||Parish Photo Directory||No||Yes|
|Small (25%)||Respect for Life Intercessions||No|
October is also dedicated to Respect for Liife
Here are some intercessions that can be prayed:
That during this Respect Life Month our resolve will be strengthened to cherish and protect the gift of human life; We Pray to the Lord.
That the life of every person, from conception to natural death, will be protected in our laws and cherished in our hearts: We pray to the Lord.
For women and men suffering after abortion:
May the churches abortion healing ministry, Project Rachel, help them find peace and healing through Christ's endless mercy: We pray to the Lord.
For those nearing the end of life:
May they receive care that respects their dignity and protects their lives as they place their hope in the promise of eternal life: We pray to the Lord.
May God grant us the wisdom and courage to lovingly protect His gift of human life at every stage, in sickness and in health; We pray to the Lord.
|Small (25%)||WELCOME to our Parish Family||No|
We are looking forward to growing in our faith with the following new members:
Scott & Erika Woodmancy
Ronald & Suzanne Edsall
Leonard & Michelle Mucci
Mr. Bobby Thompson
Mr. Scott Thompson
Stone & Katie Kepple
Mark & Sharon Piantine
Shane & Jordan Willochell
Ryan & Payge Kelly
Mr. James Castellani
|Small (25%)||Welcome to St. Joseph/Martin Parishes Deacon Drew DeCrease||No|
We are happy to announce that Deacon Drew DeCrease has been assigned to our Partner Parishes by Bishop Larry Kulik.
He will serve the Parish Community and assist with the pastoral and spiritual work of our parishes.
Hence, Let us give him a warm welcome and envelope him in our continued prayers, as One Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic parish community as he goes about commencing his pastoral works.
|Medium (50%)||ONLINE GIVING||No|
The Church cannot survive without your financial support! Please continue to support the Church during these trying times. Please mail in your contributions to the parish office; they also can be dropped off at the Parish Office mailbox and the Rectory mailbox at St. Martin; you can contribute through online giving. (see below)
Parishioners may wish to consider donating to St. Martin/St.Joseph by online giving. This option can be arranged through one's bank.
NOW AVAILABLE is a user friendly option to donate electronically through our Partner Parish website. Simply go to the upper right hand corner of the website and click the tab marked DONATE. This helpful tab allows parishioners to donate electronically to both the PARISH OFFERTORY and this year's DLA.
|Small (25%)||Emergency Services||No|
Please feel free to call any of these numbers if experiencing a personal crisis or are in need of emergency material assistance.
Catholic Charities Helpline - 1‑866‑409‑6455
(Provides 24 -7 emergency material assistance and personal crisis assistance)
St. Vincent de Paul Helpline - 724‑694‑5359
(Provides emergency economic assistance)