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  • From Our Pastor – June 18, 2017 Bulletin Message

    This Is My Body…This Is My Blood There are few more powerful words than those Jesus says to his disciples, to each one of us, and to all of humankind for all time, “This is my body, which is given up for you.” As I spoke about in last week’s homily, the gesture of the

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  • Registration is Closed for Vacation Church & Bible Camp

                            Registration is now closed for our Vacation Church & Bible Camp. We will be welcoming our campers from June 19 to 23 to the camp, which has the theme: “ROME: St. Paul & the Underground Church.” It will be held from 9...

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  • From Our Pastor – June 11, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Trinity Living St. Patrick and the religious sisters of years past had the three-leaf clover to “explain” the Trinity, and we have basketball! While I do not get a chance to play much these days, my favorite game of basketball is “three on three,” far more than “one on one” or “two on two.”  With

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  • From Our Pastor – June 4, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Summer Commences As the Easter Season and school year end, summer begins with a flurry of activity here at St. Alphonsus. Proposed Parish Grouping — The deadline to send us your feedback about the St. Alphonsus-St. Alexis proposed parish grouping is Monday, June 5, at noon. For details and directions on how to send...

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  • Knights of Columbus Are Collecting Discarded Flags

    The Knights of Columbus are collecting  unserviceable and discarded flags from Memorial Day through the Fourth of July. Look for red, white and blue drop boxes in the church. These are for flags only; please dispose of your flag staff or pole separately.  A drop box also will be available at the Knights’...

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  • From Our Pastor – May 28, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Living the Gospel…Really Living the Gospel in Today’s Culture What does it look like to truly live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in Wexford, PA in 2017? The reality is that we live in a consumer culture that we have allowed – unfortunately  –  to infiltrate our Catholic culture and identity.  With...

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  • Boys Varsity Volleyball Team Wins Diocesan Championship

    Team members are: Row 1: John Batko, Peter Carioto, Michael King, Peter Schoone, Ellis Dunn, Team Founder Tim Sheets; Row 2: Head Coach Rich Kaminski, Michael Vargo, Dylan Lewis, Ian Daugherty, Richard Kaminski, Joe Ebbert, Assistant Coach Pete Carioto The Boys Varsity Volleyball team won the Diocesan Championship on Sunday,...

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  • St. Al’s Students Win State PJAS Honors

    Under the direction of St. Alphonsus science teacher Dr. David Blozowich, 10 students won first-place awards and three placed second at this year’s Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science competition, which was held May 14-15 at Penn State University. First-place winners were eighth-grader Michael King...

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  • Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available

    Mike McAleer from Liturgical Publications will be in our office the week of June 12th, working on securing new ads for the advertisement section of our bulletin.  Please consider purchasing an ad.  Your ad and participation make our bulletin successful, and you attract customers. Advertisements can be purchased...

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  • It’s Time to Register for Hoops for Life Camp

    Our second annual Hoops for Life camp will be held from June 26 through 29 at the Ryan Center to teach student-athletes life lessons as well as basketball skills. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday for girls and boys who will be entering 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades in the fall. The

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  • Time to Register for St. Alphonsus 2017 Golf Classic

    St. Alphonsus will hold its 2017 Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 20, at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Join us for camaraderie, cheer and support of the St. Alphonsus community. Just click here to sign up to sign up electronically. The cost is $150 per player. A number of sponsorship opportunities...

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  • FAITH, FOOTBALL & FOOD – An Evening with Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert

    Pittsburgh Steelers’ General Manager Kevin Colbert will present a film of Steeler highlights from the 2016 season, followed by a Q&A about faith and football, on Monday, June 12, in the Ryan Center. Our Men’s Fellowship will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for a picnic-style dinner to go along with the food. We’ll...

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  • Annual Blood Drive Set for June 4

    Our annual blood drive will be held on Sunday, June 4, from 7 a.m. to noon in the Small Gym (under the New Side of the church). Please help ensure there is an adequate supply of blood for our community by donating. To schedule your appointment, contact Barb Sippel at 724-561-4092 or log on to

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  • Memorial Day Mass Set for 9 a.m. Monday

    Our Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated  at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 29. It will be followed by a prayer service in the cemetery.         Please Pray for Our Loved Ones Serving in the Military   Army — Master Sgt. Michael Pajak and Sergeant First Class Harry “Hank”...

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  • New Name for School: Blessed Francis Seelos Academy

    Bishop David Zubik announced the names for the North Hills’ three newly formed Catholic elementary schools in a letter that was released on Saturday, May 20. Click here to see the letter. The three schools were formed by merging seven schools. Blessed Francis Seelos Academy will be the name for the school communities...

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  • Feedback Needed on Proposed St. Alphonsus-St. Alexis Parish Grouping

    St. Alphonsus has been paired with St. Alexis as a proposed parish grouping in the On Mission for the Church Alive! process and we need your feedback on this proposal. Parish groupings are designed to accommodate the declining number of diocesan priests, from the 211 priests currently serving in active ministry to a projected...

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  • Huge Flea Market to be Held June 9-10

    Please mark your calendar for our annual St. Alphonsus Flea Market, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ryan Center. We usually have a line waiting when we open the doors – get there early to see a huge variety of items for sale.

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  • From Our Pastor – May 21, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Always Welcome! A few days ago I was speaking to a priest friend from another diocese, and I mentioned that our Mass crowds last weekend were real healthy, partly because a number of our college students are now home for the summer.  He sarcastically asked me, “Do any college students go to Mass anymore? I

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  • 2017 Grads — RSVP Now for June 11 Mass, Reception

      We will recognize this year’s high school and college graduates at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 11. Graduates will be asked to come forward at the end of Mass for a blessing. After Mass, a breakfast reception for graduates and their families will be held in the cafeteria. Graduates: Please email the

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  • Please Bring Donations for First Sunday Food Collection

    Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to Masses this weekend (May 27-28) for our First Sunday Food Collection for North Hills Food Bank.   The St. Alphonsus family makes a special effort to collect food on the First Sunday of the month, but you may drop off donations at any time – donation bins

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  • Bishop Zubik Announces Choices for Schools’ Names

                                                Click here for a PDF of Bishop Zubik’s letter announcing the names of the three newly formed Catholic Elementary Schools in the North Hills, including the new...

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  • From Our Pastor – May 14, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Jesus and His Mother        Most, if not all, of us are quite aware of the affection and admiration that the Church has for Mary, Mother of God, and Mother of the Church.  There is a relationship that exists amongst God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit that is like no...

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  • From Our Pastor – May 7, 2017 Bulletin Message

    The Resurrection and The Eucharist While we believe that Jesus somehow and in some way has always existed, his entrance into chronological human history allows us to identify with God through our humanity, and through his humanity. His Resurrection from death to new life is why we can call him The Christ, which means “the...

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  • On Mission Meeting on Parish Groupings & Holy Hour Planned

    Our next On Mission Follow-Up Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. on the new (west) side of the church. It will be preceded by a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Father Kevin that starts at 6 p.m. Father Kevin will give on update on proposed parish groupings (formerly called

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  • First Communion & May Crownings

    Please keep our second graders in your prayers as they make their First Communion during May 13-14 Masses. The following week, our May crownings will be held on Sunday, May 14, at the 9:30 a.m. Mass for our CCD students and on Monday, May 15, at 1:35 p.m. for the school children.

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  • A Resurrection Experience – Join Us on May 13

    Did you enjoy the “Back to the Font” morning of reflection that we had during Lent? A number of people did and asked for more On Mission events that include a prayer experience and faith sharing. The next event will be “A Resurrection Experience,” which will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m

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  • Volunteers Needed for Vacation Church & Bible Camp

    This summer’s Vacation Church & Bible Camp promises to be bigger and better than ever! Our theme is “ROME: Saint Paul & the Underground Church,” and it will require more volunteers and greater volunteer involvement than previous camps. One of the central attractions at the camp (9 a.m. to noon daily...

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  • Fish Fry Raises Nearly $100,000!

    The 2017 Fish Fry has been one for the record books! The final tally shows that the St. Alphonsus community made a whopping $98,791 profit this year – a nearly 37 percent increase from last year’s profit of $72,336. The gross income was $109,068 in sales and $45,040 in sponsorships. The main expense was for

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  • We’re Collecting Donations for Flea Market

    We are collecting donations for our annual Flea Market in this big yellow trailer behind the Ryan Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays through June 7. The flea market will be held on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, in the Ryan Center. Here’s what types of donations we

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  • From Our Pastor — April 30, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Easter Continues As the Easter season continues, we will be celebrating First Holy Communions (the weekend of May 6-7), May Crownings, Mother’s Day, and end-of-school-year celebrations and ceremonies.  There is a lot of activity packed into these 50 days of Easter! Additionally, the On Mission for the Church Alive!...

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  • The 100 Most Important Fish Fry Dinners

                      Ten years ago, brothers-in-law Frank McSorley and Mike Cuddy helped found the St. Alphonsus Fish Fry as a fund-raiser for the parish and school. This year, the Fish Fry had its most successful season ever, serving 1,400 to 1,700 meals every Friday...

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  • CD: Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism

    “Who Am I to Judge? Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love” with Dr. Edward Sri is one of the CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media that is available in our CD kiosks in the church. The CDs cost only $3 each. Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a...

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  • St. Alphonsus Earns 2016 Constant Contact All Star Award

    St. Alphonsus has been named a 2016 All Star Award winner by Constant Contact for its electronic communications including the weekly E-News. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing. St. Alphonsus’ E-News...

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  • Team Alex Race Set for May 20

    The Eighth Annual Team Alex 5K Run/Walk – inspired by St. Alphonsus student Alex Brown – will be held on Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. at the North Park Boathouse. When Alex was 4 years old, he was diagnosed with a mass in his spinal column that required immediate surgery. The spinal cord was

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  • St. Alphonsus Grads Help Organize Charity Bike Ride

    St. Alphonsus School graduates Andrew King and Jonathan Kim are working with fellow students and teachers at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School to organize a charity bike ride to raise funds to buy two adaptive bicycles for children with special needs. The OLSH 2017 Bikes 4 Bikes ride will be held on

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  • Our Next Donut Social is May 21

      You Are Invited to A Donut Social on Sunday, May 21 after 9:30 a.m. Mass

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  • Knights Invite You to Pray Rosary

    Our Lady of Olives Council 3907 of the Knights of Columbus will lead the praying of the rosary on Sunday, April 30, after the 11:30 a.m. Mass on the old (east) side of the church. The Knights invite all to pray the Rosary with them on the fifth Sunday of the month, alternating the venue

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  • NHRCES Packets Available

    Wondering what is happening with the regionalization of Catholic elementary schools in the North Hills? Much of the communication from the Board of Directors of the North Hills Regional Catholic Elementary Schools, the bishop, regional administrator and pastors has been sent to parishioners and school families via email....

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  • May 21: Holy Hour & On Mission Meeting on Parish Groupings

    Our next On Mission Follow-Up Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 21, at 7 p.m. on the new (west) side of the church. It will be preceded by a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Father Kevin that starts at 6 p.m. Father Kevin will give on update on proposed parish groupings (formerly called

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  • Join Us for “A Resurrection Experience”

    Did you enjoy the “Back to the Font” morning of reflection that we had during Lent? A number of people did and asked for more On Mission events that include a prayer experience and faith sharing. The next event will be “A Resurrection Experience,” which will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m

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  • From Our Pastor – Bulletin Message for April 23, 2017

    Easter Thank You! Brother priests, friends, and family have all asked me how things went during Holy Week, and I have responded enthusiastically and confidently that this year, at least for me, was a fantastic celebration of life, love, communion with Christ and all of you. Our Lenten Fish Fry Fridays were evidently the...

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  • Submit Name Proposals for Our Newly Formed School by April 21

    As we move ahead to regionalize our Catholic elementary schools in the North Hills, we are entering a very exciting phase — naming the new school formed by merging St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis schools. The deadline to submit a name is Friday, April 21. What do you think the...

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  • From Our Pastor – Bulletin Message for April 16, 2017

    An Easter Memory It was on Easter Sunday 1995 that I flew an airplane on my own for the first time. I was out of college not even a year, still living at home with my parents, beginning my professional/business career (not yet seriously thinking about priesthood), and enjoying the challenge and freedom of flying

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  • Triduum Schedule

    Holy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8-11pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Good Friday 2pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Veneration of the Cross 7pm Tenebrae & Veneration of the Cross Holy Saturday 12 Noon Blessing of Easter Food & Baskets 12:30pm Easter Egg Hunt on campus (bring a basket or...

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  • Young Adults to Go on Seven-Church Tour

    St. Alphonsus’ Young Adults Ministry invites people between the ages of 18 and 35 to join them on Holy Thursday as they follow the ancient tradition of visiting seven churches to pray. They will start with the 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St.Alphonsus and then carpool south to Pittsburgh to...

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  • Good Friday Collection Supports Work of Franciscans in Holy Land

    Every year on Good Friday, a collection is taken up in Catholic Churches to support the work of the Franciscans working in the Holy Land. Christians there rely heavily on the help that comes to them during this special day in the Church and our life of faith. The Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land...

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  • Easter Egg Hunt to be Held on Holy Saturday

    St. Alphonsus’ Annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for Saturday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m. on the playground behind the church. 

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  • Fish Fry Open on Good Friday

      Good Friday Your last chance to enjoy St. Al’s Fish Fry of 2017 You may dine in or order takeout from 3:30 to 7:30pm in the school cafeteria. Adult dinners are $10 and Children’s Dinners are $2. For the full menu and other details, click here. To order for takeout, call (724) 759-8659 or (412)

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  • St. Alphonsus Wins Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Title

    St. Alphonsus’ Fish Fry has been crowned the winner of The Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry contest by TheIncline.com! St. Al’s made it through the 32-bracket contest to defeat St. Joan of Arc Parish of South Park in the championship round. Congratulations to everyone who makes the Fish Fry such a delicious success!

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  • Would You Like to Be a Gift Bearer at Mass?

    Bringing the offertory gifts to the altar during Mass is a beautiful way to become a part of our liturgy. We are always looking for gift bearers and encourage you to make this part of your Lenten journey. To sign up for a particular Mass, simply go to http://tinyurl.com/GiftBearer and look for the Offertory Gifts

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  • We Need More Ushers – How About You?

    Want to be more involved at St. Alphonsus? Becoming an usher could be the answer. Please come to an ushers meeting to learn more on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the church. The role of the usher is one of offering a friendly welcoming presence to those coming to worship. Ushers help secure

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  • From Our Pastor – April 9, 2017 Bulletin

    Holy Week Holy Week is here, THE BIGGEST week of our lives as Christians! I hope that you can join us for as many of our liturgies as possible and experience the richness of our faith. The Holy Week experience can open doors in our hearts that will help us grow in our relationship with

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  • From Our Pastor – April 2, 2017 Bulletin

    Do You Believe? We hear Jesus ask the people in his life, “Do you believe?” He asks Martha before he raises her brother Lazarus from the dead, and she confirms that she does believe in him. We will never fully understand everything about our lives … why certain things happen and other things don’t happen

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  • From Our Pastor – March 26, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Finger-Pointing “He made me do it!” has been, is, or will be the response oftentimes given and heard from others and from ourselves. Our initial reaction is to blame someone else, or circumstance itself, for our own poor decision-making and, at times, our sinfulness. The path to holiness, however, is first to look introspectively...

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  • From Our Pastor – March 19, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Give Everything to Jesus Even before he carried his cross, Jesus took things from us so that he could serve us. “Give me a drink,” he tells the Samaritan woman, and you “will never thirst.” When you are happy…share that joy with Jesus. When you are suffering…give that pain to Jesus. When you are angry…yell...

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  • School Yearbook Club Looking for Old Photos

    The St. Alphonsus School Yearbook Club is putting together a special section in the 2016-17 yearbook to commemorate the school’s history. We need class pictures, candid photos, etc. of people and events at our school through the years.  We are also asking for people to share 1-3 sentences about their...

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  • A Message From Our Seminarian Jeff Craig

    I am excited that Father Kevin has asked me to give you a short update about my life as a seminarian who is studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. Having entered seminary in the fall of 2012, I am coming closer and closer to my ordination to the priesthood in June of

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  • Second Collection Benefits Three Major Projects

    On the weekend of March 25-26, all parishes in the diocese are asked to take up a combined collection to benefit three important projects within the Church in the United States. Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports the Home Missions in places like Appalachia, the Deep South, and the Rocky Mountain states where the Catholic...

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  • When Are Penance Services at Local Churches?

    All services begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, at St. John Neumann Monday, April 3, at Sts. John and Paul Wednesday, April 5, at St. Alexis Monday, April 10, at St. Alphonsus

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  • Passion Play Performances Set for April 7-8

    St. Alphonsus will present its 15th annual Passion Play – “Make Us Believers” – on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, in the Ryan Center at St. Alphonsus School in Wexford. Friday’s performance will be at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to turn the evening into “dinner and a show” by first enjoying St.

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  • Bethlehem Haven Ministry Has New Coordinator

    Our Bethlehem Haven Ministry has a new coordinator – Marchell Palguta. This ministry prepares and serves dinner on the second Saturday of each month for the homeless women of Bethlehem Haven’s emergency shelter on Watson Street in downtown Pittsburgh. It was founded by parishioner Barb Griffith 15 years ago; she has...

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  • St. Alphonsus Shines Like Beacon on a Hill with New Lighting

    Thanks to an anonymous donation to purchase lights to illuminate our steeple, St. Alphonsus Church shines like a beacon atop a hill. Volunteer Rick Wittmer with help from our maintenance personnel, Carl Pieczynski and Nathan Krueger, and Michael Walter Landscaping worked to install the large lights on either side of the...

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  • St. Al’s Men’s Golf League Invites You to Join

    Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to join the St. Alphonsus Men’s Golf League for its 48th season of fun and fellowship! An organizational meeting for the 2017 season will be held on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the school’s art room. Practice sessions begin on Monday, April 3. You may “Tee-Off”

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  • From Our Pastor – March 12, 2017 Message

    The Life Force The Spirit is always present, active and flowing throughout all of life. Always has been, and always will be!  God is always present, because God always Is! Did we really need George Lucas to tell us this in what he called “The Force”? We just need to be aware of, and actively

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  • Lighthouse CD: Praying the Rosary Like Never Before

    “Praying the Rosary Like Never Before” is one of the new CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media that is available in our CD kiosks in the church. The CDs cost only $3 each. In this discussion of Dr. Edward Sri’s book — “The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights on Praying...

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  • Spring Cleanup for Mausoleum

    We are sprucing up our grounds for spring and removing decorations from past seasons from our Mausoleum. If you have items on or by the Mausoleum, please remove them by April 1.  Questions? Call the parish office at 724-935-1151.

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  • “It’s Been a Loooooooong Time Since My Last Confession”

    This Lenten season, Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will have their doors open and lights on Wednesday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. for Reconciliation. If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have been away for some time or just found it difficult to get to a Saturday afternoon

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  • RCIA Class Volunteers at Jubilee Soup Kitchen

    Members of our RCIA class recently volunteered at the Jubilee Soup Kitchen. We are blessed with five candidates in RCIA this year—Kathy Baker, Brian Foster, Bob Kim, Mike Lukacs and Tom Walker—who will be officially welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass. To help teach and support our candidates on their...

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  • Men’s Fellowship to Deliver Fish Fry Meals to Homebound Parishioners

    The St. Alphonsus Fish Fry is about more than delicious food – it is a great time to bring our community together for fellowship. But what if you are a parishioner who is a shut-in and no longer have the opportunity to come to our Lenten Fish Fry? The Men’s Fellowship – which is developing

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  • From Our Pastor — March 5, 2017 Bulletin Message

    The Tempter…and The Victor! The devil is called “the tempter” in today’s Gospel reading. Jesus, in his humanity, was tempted. He evidently received some help from the angels and avoided giving in to these temptations, and his divinity shines through and is victorious over the tempter in this scenario, and certainly...

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  • Candy Needed for Easter Egg Hunt

    We need candy for our Easter Egg Hunt! If you’d like to donate, please drop off wrapped candy at the parish office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’re looking for candy that is small enough to fit inside a plastic egg. The parish Easter Egg Hunt will be on Holy Saturday,

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  • Retaining Wall Between Rectory and School Completed

    Michael Walter Landscaping recently built a new brick retaining wall along the road that runs between the rectory and school. The previous wall – made of wood – was rotting. The landscaping company replaced the retaining walls behind and beside the rectory last summer. Before After

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  • Would You Like to Be a Gift Bearer at Mass?

    Bringing the offertory gifts to the altar during Mass is a beautiful way to become a part of our liturgy. We are always looking for gift bearers and encourage you to make this part of your Lenten journey. To sign up for a particular Mass, simply go to http://tinyurl.com/GiftBearer. You may also sign up to

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  • Join Us Fridays for Stations of the Cross

    Join us on Lenten Fridays at 7 p.m. for one of the beautiful devotions of our Catholic tradition — the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth as a man. The 14 devotions, or stations, focus on specific events of

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  • CD: The Four Levels of Happiness

    “The Four Levels of Happiness” is one of the new CD titles from Lighthouse Catholic Media that is available in our CD kiosks in the church. The CDs cost only $3 each. Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, a highly a renowned philosopher and the founder of the Magis Center, provides...

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  • St. Alphonsus Invites You to Lenten Morning of Reflection

    Lent invites us to consider the meaning of our lives, the direction we’re going, and how we can better follow Jesus. This Lent, as we continue On Mission for The Church Alive! all Catholics are invited to gather for “Back to the Font”, a Morning of Reflection. St. Alphonsus is proud to host one of

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  • From Our Pastor – Feb. 26, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Taking Care Of and Caring For…  A wise and learned priest who was one of our seminary teachers pointed out to me that there are subtle differences between the realities of “taking care of” and “caring for.”  “Taking care of” a person or a situation insinuates dependency … that the individual(s)...

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  • St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis Schools to Merge as Part of Regionalization

    St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis schools will merge, it was announced at Masses over the Feb. 18-19 weekend. Both campuses will remain open. St. Alphonsus will house kindergarten through eighth grades; St. Alexis will house preschool students. Robert D. Reese will continue as principal at St. Alphonsus. The format...

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  • Welcome to Our Newest Employee: Nathan Krueger

    Nathan is a part-time maintenance person for our grounds. He is a graduate of St. Alphonsus School and a 2014 graduate of North Catholic High School. Before joining us, Nathan attended Slippery Rock University and worked at Target.  He is a member of St. Ferdinand’s Parish.

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  • Parish Share is the Church Sharing!

    The annual Parish Share Program that supports a myriad of ministries throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh begins on the weekend of Feb. 25/26. By contributing together to Parish Share, we work together for the glory of God, sharing the excitement of our faith. Our assessment goal for this year is $127,330, up from last...

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  • What Time Are Ash Wednesday Masses?

    This day of fasting and abstinence marks the beginning of Lent  Ash Wednesday Masses  7 am, 9 am and 4:30pm Liturgy of the Word & Distribution of Ashes  6:30pm  

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  • From Our Pastor — Feb. 19, 2017 Bulletin Message

    That Time of the Year! February 16 marked my second anniversary here at St. Alphonsus. These two years have flown by and have been filled with challenges, for sure, but with abundant graces from God … big time! We are a hope-filled parish that is experiencing many revivals in our faith and community lives, and

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  • Students Collect Jeans for Teens

    During Catholic Schools Week, our students in fifth through eighth grades collected and donated Jeans for Teens. They gathered 69 pairs of jeans, which will be donated to the Brookline Teen Outreach center.   What a great job! Thanks to everyone for participating!     

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  • St. Al’s Students Win Big at PJAS Competition

    Front row: Jane Pawlowicz, Emma MacDonald, Kara Mihm, Andrew Patsy, Greg Burnet Row 2: Elizabeth Mitchell, Peter Carioto, Matthew Mihm, Vanessa Moats, Karu Mbugua Row 3: Alex McPeak, Nick Price, Allison Andrews, Matt Scholl Row 4: Jack Pawlowicz, Daniel Molter, Luke Petro, Grant Cunningham Row 5: Matthew Zagrocki, Harold...

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  • Cathy Opiela Volunteers to Chair Flea Market

    Thank you to Cathy Opiela for volunteering to chair our annual Flea Market that is held in June! I We also thank Sharon and Jim Winkler, who ran the Flea Market for several years and raised thousands of dollars for the St. Alphonsus community.  

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  • When Are Our Next Donut Socials?

      Our next donut socials will be held on Feb. 19 and May 21 between the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Masses. The February social will be held in the school cafeteria. Stay tuned for details on the May social.

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  • Men’s Fellowship to Meet on Mondays in February

    The Men’s Fellowship had such a good turnout on CCD Monday (Jan. 23) that it is planning for its next two meetings to be held on Mondays – Feb. 6 and 20 – at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The men also will gather as a group for First Friday Mass at 7 a.m.

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  • St. Al’s is Gearing Up for Fish Fry 2017

    The St. Alphonsus family is gearing up for its 10th Annual Fish Fry — a major fund-raiser for our parish and school that raised over $70,000 in 2016. On every Friday evening during Lent, you will find scores of dedicated volunteers working to serve over a thousand meals that include your choices of fried fish

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  • 2017 Fish Fry Needs Volunteers – Join Us for Fun, Fish and Fellowship

    Looking for fellowship? Want to serve your parish and school? Hoping to meet other members of the St. Alphonsus family? Join us at the Fish Fry as a volunteer! We need people to cut and bread the fish, set up the dining room, sell tickets, cook, serve and clean up. Ready to sign up? You

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  • Fish Fry 2017 — What’s on the Menu? How Do I Order Takeout?

    Is your mouth watering yet for St. Alphonsus’ annual Lenten Fish Fry? It should be! For the 10th year, St. Alphonsus Parish and School are joining forces to create delicious fish and shrimp dinners that are served every Friday evening during Lent in the school cafeteria. On Ash Wednesday, March 1, the dinners...

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  • From Our Pastor – Feb. 12, 2017 Bulletin Message

    All In! St. John Paul II frequently and passionately urged people to “know thyself,” meaning:  Know how and when you operate best — and how and when you operate worst — and there you will find God in virtue and in mercy. Jesus sets high standards for his disciples, and at the same time offers

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  • Trivia Night Makes $15,200 Profit

    Thank you to all who made our Third Annual Trivia Night a grand success on Saturday, Feb. 4. We made a $15,200 profit! Special thanks goes to Beth Hackmann, who organized the event for the third year in a row, and Audrey Dunn. They worked tirelessly to ensure the event was a success. We also

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  • Young Adults Ministry to Get Together at Fish Fry

    Our new Young Adults Ministry is planning to get together on Friday, March 3, for dinner at our Fish Fry. We will meet at the cafeteria entrance doors at 6:15 p.m. so we can dine together. (The meals will be paid for.) Then the group will gather on campus for a short meeting to discuss

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  • Can You Trust God?

    “Can You Trust God?” is one of the new CD titles from Lighthouse Catholic Media that is available in our CD kiosks in the church. Since the fall of our first parents, humanity has been  tempted to mistrust the love that God the Father has for us. Scripture scholar...

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  • Sixth Grader Collects Puzzles for Nursing Homes

    Anna Jaecke, a sixth grader at St. Alphonsus School, is collecting puzzles to donate to local nursing homes. Puzzles may be dropped off at the school office from now through Feb. 28. Anna is asking for used puzzles that are in good condition. If you don’t have a puzzle, she encourages you to donate money

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  • Please Sign Up for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful time to come closer to our Lord. We have been offering Adoration on select Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but we are having trouble filling the later slots. For this reason, we had to close Adoration early (4 p.m.) on Feb. 2. We can never

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  • From Our Pastor – Feb. 5, 2017 Bulletin Message

    Jump on Board Priests from our diocese gathered for two days at St. Paul Seminary in Crafton last week to begin a series of sessions called “Priest Collaboratives.” Over the next six months we will continue to gather one to two days each month for such exercises designed to help the clergy discern how best

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  • March for Life was “Joyful and Hope-Filled”

    By Parishioner Nancy Turnley It was a joyful and hope-filled day on Jan. 27 at our nation’s capital as parishioners Nancy and Shannon Turnley and Paddy Drzemiecki  joined St. Alexis parishioners for the annual March for Life.   (St. Alexis provided a bus for the trip and welcomed St. Alphonsus...

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  • CCD Students Learn About Sanctity of Life

    Nancy Amorose, founder of the Ladder of Truth, recently visited the 7th and 8th grade students in our CCD program to present a sanctity of life assembly titled “In the Beginning …”.  Mrs. Amorose’s talk focused on human growth and development from the moment of conception to birth. It included...

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  • Next Step in On Mission Process – Cluster Meeting

    St. Alphonsus’ On Mission Team – Tara Aiello, Joe Calloway, Alex Davis, Sue Eppley, Jim Jurkovec and Robert Shanahan – will attend a “cluster” meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Sts. John and Paul. The meeting is an opportunity for On Mission teams and clergy in our cluster of parishes to talk

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