December 2, 2012 First Sunday of Advent

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200 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009

December 2, 2012 First Sunday of Advent

Sunday Masses

Saturday: 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m.

11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Daily Masses

As listed below.

Parish Sta

Fr. Robert J. Miller, Pastor

Fr. William J. Schwartz, In Residence

Mrs. Cindy Baldrige, Principal

Sister Grace Babuscio, Director of Religious Education

Mr. Chuck Thompson, Director of Music

Mrs. Dolores Ward, R.C.I.A. Director


Every Saturday 5:00 to 5:45 p.m.,

Immediately after Saturday evening Mass

7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and anytime by appointment.

Mr. Jason Theobald, Youth Minister

Nora Stay, Safe Environment/Social Minister

Mrs. Elisa Pengidore, Parish Manager

Parish Telephones


Before scheduling, please call the rectory about taking

the baptism instruction class.


A minimum of six months advance notice.

Parish Office .............................. 724-775-4111

Religious Education Office ........... Ext. 227

Youth Ministry Office ................... Ext. 245

Office Manager ............................ Ext. 222

Maintenance ............................... Ext. 250

SSPP School............................... 724-774-4450

Principal ....................................... Ext. 241

School Secretary .......................... Ext. 240



7:30 a.m.

Mass Schedule & Intentions for this week

Bernard Onuska by Linda LoMagro

9:15 a.m.

Joseph Boggs by Sue and Tony Korbar

11:00 a.m.

Michael Mamone by Mamone Estate

12:30 p.m.

For the Parishioners



7:30 a.m.

Pete Piccirilli by Family



7:30 a.m.

Diane Roper Krayvo by Mark, Karen, Sara and Kristofer



7:30 a.m.

Special Intention by Esther Romeo

7:00 p.m.

Florence St. Clair by Marcey and Walt (Anniv)



7:30 a.m.

Ray O’Schaughnessy by Helen O’Schaughnessy



9:00 a.m.

Helen Liberatore by Family (Birth)

6:00 p.m.

Mary Lintz by Pat and Tom McCreary



8:00 a.m.

George Susie by Stephan and Michelle Babir

9:15 a.m.

Eva Cavaliere by CCD Staff

12:00 NOON

For the Parishioners

6:00 p.m.

Frank Jaworowski by the Deitrick Family



7:30 a.m.

Jeffrey Musuta by Mother and Father

9:15 a.m.

Martin J. Mullen by Wife (Anniv.)

11:00 a.m.

Anne Norrick by Bill and Helen Byrnes and Family

12:30 p.m.

For the Parishioners

Page Two December 2, 2012

Dear Parishioners,

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 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Under this title, Mary is Pa- troness of the United States; therefore, this is a holy day of obligation. 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

7:00 p.m.

Mon., December 17

Holy Family, New Brighton

7:00 p.m.

Tues., December 18

St. John, Monaca

7:00 p.m.

St. Cecelia’s, Rochester

7:00 p.m.

Wed., December 19

St. Blaise, Midland

4:00 p.m.

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

Then and now, because of our deep devotion to the Eucharistic celebration, we aspire to be a caring community, drawing from the strength and long local traditions of our predecessors, the wisdom of our senior members, and the energy of our young members.
Mindful of ever changing times, we strive to become a beacon of faith, welcome and service to one another and the surrounding community.

Fr. Bob

MUSIC DURING THE ADVENT SEASON As 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 CARLY KOZA for being named Penn- sylvania’s Outstanding Young Woman for 2013. 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.


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 “Never a Brighter Star” 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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HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY: 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY: 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

SSPP PTG FISH FRY, 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!

ARISE TO GLORY Please remember in your Masses and prayers the souls of Irene Leary, John Andrews (Dolores Ward’s son-in-law) and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
We are thankful for the donations made to the ANGEL FUND in memory of Angeline Risteff by Bill and Helen Byrnes and in memory of Marcy Hopkin by Pat and Carl Troy and Fran Kelley.



Sunday, December 2, 2012

4:00-8:00 p.m.

$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

Christmas tree here at Saints Peter and Paul.

We need volunteers to help with the sale of these

trees. If you can volunteer for 2-3 hours one afternoon or

evening, please contact Pat Doyle at Pat- or phone him at 724-561-

9689. We appreciate all the help we can get. The sale will

continue until approximately December 17.
Just a reminder that the Knights of Columbus will be col- lecting for the BISHOPS FUND benefiting 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!
SSPP BEREAVEMENT GROUP: Sunday, December 9, at 5:00

p.m. in Keating Hall the Friends of Comfort Bereavement Sup-

port Group will be holding their annual MEMORIAL TREE SERVICE for anyone who 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


KEENAGERS ATTENTION: You are invited to attend the dress rehearsal for the SSPP Christmas Program at 10:00 a.m. on December 11, in the school gym. We will still have our luncheon on the December 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

We have a supply of OPLATKI or 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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ONE SILENT NIGHT - Villa Maria Community Center Seventh Annual Nativity Display 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. Take special note that this night is at the Backdoor Tavern in Fallston (New Brighton). 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, December 4, 7:00-9:00 p.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 or call Mary Ann at 734-846-7540.
All are invited to join Bishop David A. Zubik and Latino Catholics for the annual “OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE SPANISH MASS 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.
TAIZE PRAYER - 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
A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE by Bud Ozar. At this time of the year we are very conscious of our family as we make preparations for Christmas. Today’s gospel warns us not to be consumed by all the consumer activity. This Advent appreciate the gift of people in your life. The best gift this season might be your appreciation of others.

St. Joseph Spirituality Center will sponsor an ADVENT REFLECTIONS by 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 “Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Prayer and Reflection on Immigration”, 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-



THE HOLIDAYS Are 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 Audrey Bair 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 Edward Bogovich Anna Kindelberger Dorothy Palmer Angela Zak Corey Boord 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.

Wetzel, USN

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

A1C Stephen Kokan, USAF Sgt. Nicolas Campbell

Lt. Matthew Orochena 1st Lt. Clinton Nahod

Lt. Christina DiCicco Spc. David DiCicco

Airman 1st Class Seth M. Peters Capt. Brett Gordon




Word 4 Children CCD 7-8th grades Rosary Rally

9:15 Mass

10:30 - noon

3:00 pm



9:00 am


Eucharistic Adoration

4-5:00 pm


Mon. 3 Adult Bible Study 9:30-11:00 am KH

Marian G. Dinner

5 pm Mass, 6 pm dinner



7-9:00 pm








Tue. 4 Theology on Tap @ Backdoor Tavern 7:00 pm Confessions 7:30-8:00 pm C

Bereavement 7:00 pm KH

PTG Fish Fry 3-7:00 pm SC Eucharistic Adoration 12:00 - 5:00 pm C Vigil Mass - Immac. Conception 6 pm C

Fri., Dec. 7, 6:00 PM - Vigil - Andrew and Eric


Sat., Dec. 8, 8:00 AM - Feast - no one scheduled

Sat., Dec. 8, 9:00 AM - Feast - CCD

Sat., Dec. 8, 12 NOON - Feast - Peter Heinle

Sat., Dec. 8, 6:00 PM - Maria Miocic, Sara Skerlec,

Maureen McRae

Sun., Dec. 9, 7:30 AM - Katherine Deitrick

Sun., Dec. 9, 9:15 AM - Austin and Paige Zurik, Meghan


Sun., Dec. 9, 11:00 AM - Jackie and Becca Dinsmore,

Catherine Gloekler

Sun., Dec. 9, 12:30 PM - John Cahill
Diocesan Victim Assistance Hotline 1-888-808-1235

HSYM Bible Study after Mass KH




9:00-10:30 am


CCD Confessions


Immaculate Conception Masses C 8:00 am - 9:15 am - Noon
Sun. 9 Word 4 Children 9:15 Mass C

Holy Name Sunday 9:15 Mass C

CCD 7-8 10:30-noon S

RCIA 10:30 am KH

Eucharistic Adoration 4-5:00 pm C

Beaver Valley Choral Society Concert 4 pm C Bereavement Group Mem. Tree Service 5 pm KH HSYM 7-9:00 pm KH

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