Principal ....................................... Ext. 241
School Secretary .......................... Ext. 240
Bernard Onuska by Linda LoMagro
Joseph Boggs by Sue and Tony Korbar
Michael Mamone by Mamone Estate
For the Parishioners
Pete Piccirilli by Family
Diane Roper Krayvo by Mark, Karen, Sara and Kristofer
Special Intention by Esther Romeo
Florence St. Clair by Marcey and Walt (Anniv)
Ray O’Schaughnessy by Helen O’Schaughnessy
Helen Liberatore by Family (Birth)
Mary Lintz by Pat and Tom McCreary
George Susie by Stephan and Michelle Babir
Eva Cavaliere by CCD Staﬀ
For the Parishioners
Frank Jaworowski by the Deitrick Family
Jeﬀrey Musuta by Mother and Father
Martin J. Mullen by Wife (Anniv.)
Anne Norrick by Bill and Helen Byrnes and Family
For the Parishioners
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Advent is here! In the midst of one of the most hectic and busiest time of the year for families, the Church invites us to prayerfully reflect, listen and prepare our hearts as we prepare our homes. Is this conflict here? Is the Church unrealistic? No, of course not - for the busier we are the more we need prayer. Our religion can help us stay grounded in the midst of so much frenzy. The Advent call helps us to remember what this preparation is really all about.
This coming Saturday, December 8, is the FeastoftheImmaculateConception. Under this title, Mary is Pa- troness of the United States; therefore, this is a holydayofobligation.We have 4 masses: Vigil Friday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 12 noon.
During Advent there will be extra opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance. Here at Saints Peter and Paul:
1) every Wednesday evening December 5, 12, and 19, after 7:00 p.m. Mass (7:30-8:00 pm); 2) Friday afternoons, De-
cember 14 and 21, (noon-1:00 pm); 3) Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. (there will be 5 priests available for confes-
sion) and of course, the usual Saturday times.
In addition to our extra times for the Sacrament of Penance, I have listed nearby parishes along with their schedules in case they might be more convenient:
Tues., December 4
Christ the Divine Teacher, Chippewa
Mon., December 17
Holy Family, New Brighton
Tues., December 18
St. John, Monaca
St. Cecelia’s, Rochester
Wed., December 19
St. Blaise, Midland
As mentioned during my “State of the Union” homily, I present for your reflection and prayer a proposed Mis- sion Statement for Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. The Pastoral Council and I used the insights we gained from the Parish Surveys to help form this Statement.
Mission Statement Rough Draft
SS. Peter and Paul Parish, the first Roman Catholic Parish in Beaver County, Pennsylvania has proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ since 1830
MUSICDURINGTHEADVENTSEASONAs is our cus- tom during the Advent Season and the Lenten Season, the mass will begin with the Entrance Antiphon found in the read- ings for the week. The cantors will sing the antiphon and then everyone will sing the antiphon a second time. The antiphon corresponds directly to the readings of the day. Likewise, the communion antiphon will be sung in like manner before the cantors receive the most Holy Sacrament. As we have found in the past, by singing the proper antiphons during Advent when we get to the Christmas season (Christmas eve to the Baptism of Jesus), the restoration opening hymn becomes itself a Christmas gift.
Congratulations to CARLYKOZA for being named Penn-sylvania’sOutstandingYoungWomanfor2013. She was awarded four of five preliminary awards in scholarship and
achievement, interviews, performing arts, and presence and presentation. We join her parents, Kim and Catherine Koza, in being proud of her accomplishments. In the spring, as the state’s Outstanding Young Woman, she will address the state Senate.
BEAVERVALLEYCHORALSOCIETYTO PERFORM IN OUR SANCTUARY! This
famed choral society will perform a stunning con-
cert of sacred Advent and Christmas music in our sanctuary on Sunday, December 9, at 4:00 p.m. Come, bring your family, including school aged children, your friends and acquaintances from other churches to this concert entitled “NeveraBrighterStar”and be infused with awe-inspiring spiritual beauty of this Advent and Christmas season through the joy of choral music. There is no charge for attending the concert. Come early for best seating.
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HIGHSCHOOLYOUTHMINISTRY: We will be meeting tomorrow night Monday, December 3, from 7:00-9:00
p.m. in Keating Hall. We will also meet for Bible Study on Saturday, December 8, at 8:00 a.m. in Keating Hall and again on Sunday, December 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
MIDDLESCHOOLYOUTHMINISTRY: Our next meeting will be our joint Youth Ministry Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Keating Hall
Jason Theobold, Youth Minister
SSPPPTGFISHFRY, Friday, December 7, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Fish Dinner: $8.50/adult, $7.75/senior, $4.50/ child. All dinners include a large delicious piece of fish (fried or baked), cole slaw, roll,
coffee or lemonade, dessert, and your choice of a side (peiorgies, halushki, French fries, mac and cheese, or baked potato). Fish sandwiches are $6.50. Side dishes also availa- ble for purchase. For take-out orders, please call 724-312- 4088 or stop in to order. Proceeds benefit SSPP School. Please join us!
ARISETOGLORY Please remember in your Masses and prayers the souls of IreneLeary,JohnAndrews(DoloresWard’sson-in-law) and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We are thankful for the donations made to the ANGELFUND in memory of AngelineRisteff by Bill and Helen Byrnes and in memory of MarcyHopkin by Pat and Carl Troy and Fran Kelley.
SSPETERANDPAUL 26TH AN-NUAL CANDLELIGHT
Sunday, December 2, 2012
$15.00 in advance
$18:00 day of tour
We have one of the area’s longest running House Tours. This year we are featuring five Beaver Area homes on display and open for tour. Complimentary refreshments and basket raffle will
this year, the parish will sell beautiful
Christmas trees - Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir,
Canaan Fir - and White Pine Roping in the
school playground. The price will be right!
We will be selling trees Monday-Friday, 5-
9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Suggest to your friends that they get their
continueuntilapproximatelyDecember17. Just a reminder that the Knights of Columbus will be col- lecting for the BISHOP’S FUNDbenefiting exceptional children and McGuire Home after each mass during the weekend of December 8-9. A knight will be at each door with a blue bucket. Please be as generous as possible. Thank You!
SSPPBEREAVEMENTGROUP: Sunday, December 9, at 5:00
p.m. in Keating Hall the Friends of Comfort Bereavement Sup-
port Group will be holding their annual MEMORIALTREE SERVICE for anyonewho has lost a loved one. If able, please
bring an ornament in remembrance of your loved one. For
more info and to RSVP call 724-774-1341.
be in the school activity building where the doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Homes will open at 4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit
SSPP School. Tickets are available at the school, rectory, The
Hostess Shoppe, Café Kolache, Elegant Accents, Rome Inspira- tions, and Hilltop Restaurant or call Maureen at 412-721-4997
We have a supply of OPLATKIor Christmas wafers for use at the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal. An offering of $2 is suggested for each packet of four wafers which you may get at the parish office.
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OTHER NEWS ONESILENTNIGHT - Villa Maria Community Center SeventhAnnualNativityDisplay will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 1,2,8 and 9, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. There will be live
music in addition to the Nativity Display. The Villa Shoppe will be offering nativity sets, one-of-a-kind Fair Trade items and unique gifts from around the world for the holiday season. The Villa Farm will have white, red, and pink poinsettias. For additional information or directions call: 724-964-8920 ext. 3348.
join us for our Christmas Party! We
will be collecting hats, gloves and
coats for Beaver County Children and Youth Services, so please bring your UNWRAPPED donation with you that night. We will also have many Gift Baskets available for raffle. TakespecialnotethatthisnightisattheBackdoorTaverninFallston(NewBrighton). We are changing our venue to The Backdoor Tavern just for December and will be back at Bert’s in January. So it’s Tuesday,December4, 7:00-9:00p.m. Theology on Tap is a Young Adult (20s and 30s) apostolate with interesting speakers, goo d company, and lively conversation. For more informa t ion emai l email@example.com or call Mary Ann at 734-846-7540.
All are invited to join Bishop David A. Zubik and Latino Catholics for the annual “OURLADYOF GUADALUPESPANISHMASS” on Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m., at St. Paul Cathedral. The celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. with the “Our Lady” procession. Enjoy the festive reception afterwards in the Cathedral’s social hall.
TAIZEPRAYER-ADVENT on Tuesday, December 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Magnificat Chapel. This Christian interdenominational prayer form includes music, scripture, and silence. Musicians from the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, PA use their talent to support this evening prayer. This event is sponsored by an anonymous donor. Contact: 724-964-8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AFAMILYPERSPECTIVE by Bud Ozar. AtthistimeoftheyearweareveryconsciousofourfamilyaswemakepreparationsforChristmas.Today’sgospelwarnsusnottobeconsumedbyalltheconsumeractivity.ThisAdventappreciatethegiftofpeopleinyourlife.Thebestgiftthisseasonmightbeyourappreciationofothers.
St. Joseph Spirituality Center will sponsor an ADVENTREFLECTIONSby Sister Kathleen Garde, CSJ, on Thursday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Sister Kathleen will guide reflection on the mystery of the meaning of “Emmanuel - God With Us!” A fee of $20 includes lunch. To register, call 724-869-9587.
Come celebrate the Advent Season with beautiful sacred music from across the globe as sung by Italian tenor, Marco Fiorante. Bring the whole family for a beautiful
and entertaining concert that will give you a spiritual
boost for your Advent preparation. There is no admission cost, and any donations will go to St. Cecilia’s Parish.
The Sisters of St. Joseph are hosting “WelcomingtheStrangerAmongUs:PrayerandReflectiononImmigration”, on Saturday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Motherhouse in Baden. This prayer service during Advent, which is a time to welcome Jesus into our hearts, will offer an opportunity for prayer and reflection on “We Are All Immigrants”, a locally produced documentary featuring the stories of immigrants across generations who settled in Pittsburgh. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Sister Jeanette at 724-869-2151, extension 6247, or Sister Janice at 412-
THEHOLIDAYSAre you concerned about dealing with grief during the coming holidays? Come join us on a healing journey with input, sharing, and mutual support. The discussions are led by Sister Mary Ann Thimons,
CSJ, and will deal specifically with ways of coping with
our loss during the Holidays. Tuesday, December 4 and 18, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Spirituality Center. For more information or to register call: Sister Thimons at 412-600-3247.
CHORALE invite you to their “Christmas Wish” Concert to be held on Saturday, December 15, at 1:30
p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Sewickley. To reserve your 1/2 price tickets, please call 412-761-0576.
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Mary Grace Brooks Jerry and Kathy Kozlow Kim and Tom Vander-Ploeg Nathan Burgess Mel Kozlow Family Helena Quiring
Spencer Carlson Helen Kronk Family Victoria Razo Sister Mary Clark CSJ Joe and Jane Kupin Antoinette Rose
Christian Click Helen Maljevec Reece Anthony Rubino
Martha Crail Raymond Malone Danny and Sharon Sanko
Ann Barb and John Craven Shirley Mamone Fred Scheidamantle
Chuck Frank Critelli Alex Marano Lynn and Pat Schry
June Dave Cumpston Bob May Judy Scialabba
Madelyn Leon Daugherty Dennis May Family Roman Semkiw
Michelle Helen DeMaria Kelly May David Silbaugh
Nicole Brandon Doyle Ken and Helen May Dave Sokoloski
Ralph Elda Doyle Kevin May Marvin & Judy Speerhas
Yvette Arlene Wright Dully Lois May Carol Stairs AudreyBair Barb and Tim Felker Pat, Cindy, Dick McChesney Patricia Stape Justin Beck Jill and Brian Felker Scotty McKeel Mary Pat Stowers Mary Betty Beckner Kara Fulton Joseph DeMarco Patrick Sutton Giana Berardi Helen Grahek Chuck Mehno Theresa Swager Harold Bergstrom Judy May Hague Jodi Meni Eleanor Thomas Helen Binkoski Matthew Hoffman Maengun Mineker Thresa Young Alice Bischak Brian James Andrew Narvett Dave Walter
Bill Bischak Mary Kalac Morgan Newell Ryan Wilson
Mona Blackwood Robert Karowski Gary Owens Sunny Wilson EdwardBogovich Anna Kindelberger Dorothy Palmer Angela Zak CoreyBoord Vera and Ted Konetsky Kathleen Persinger
Lt. Col. Patrick R. Owens, II Lt. Col. Matthew Kinkead Lt. Lauren Herwig-Subroski FS2 Russ Regney, USCG Maj. Bradley Ayer
Lt. Col. Ron L. Rosenkranz Sgt. Tyler Sandusky
Lt. Kylee Turbish
Sgt. Erin Wilson Mangis Lt. Cmdr. Kevin J.P.
Col. James L. Rubino, Jr. Cpl. Paul Gennaro
Cmdr. William A. Lintz, USN MSgt. Brent L. Stanko
SSgt. Patrick Kelly PFC Phillip Churchill Capt. Andy Thompson
L.Cpl. Michael Maroney Sgt. David Silbaugh Spec. Michael Moore
L.Cpl. Jondavid Longo, USMC
Capt. Mark R. Cahill Spec. Wesley Shepherd LSSN Anthony Assetta