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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for March 17, 2019

    Where is the Spirit Leading You? What causes you worry? Is it the uncertainties of the future? Is it the fear of change? Some say that the two things you can count on in life are death and taxes. However, with many other Christians, I would say that the two things you can count on

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  • Holy Week Schedule

    PALM SUNDAY April 14 At 9:15 a.m. at Saint Alphonsus and at 9:45 a.m. at Saint Alexis we will bless the palms in the parking lot and then process into church. Palms will also be distributed at all the other Masses including Saturday evening.   HOLY THURSDAY April 18 Chrism Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for March 10, 2019

    Where is the Spirit Leading You?         From this Sunday’s Gospel, we know that the Spirit led Jesus into the dessert? Where is the Spirit leading you? What situations are you being asked to embrace? How might you be invited to take up the Cross? What is the Lord calling you to

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  • Reconciliation: The Light is On for You

    “Confessing our sins is not going to a psychiatrist, or to a torture chamber: it’s saying to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am a sinner.’” – Pope Francis This Lent on the evening of Wednesday, April 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., rediscover the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for February 24, 2019

    Are You Plugged In?         Great things are happening within the Catholic Community of Wexford! Amidst changes and transitions within the Church, this is a great time for all of us to find our place in God’s amazing plan. Here’s how we hope to help you: Pray, participate in the Sacraments, be

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  • Ash Wednesday & Lenten Devotions

    The Lenten season begins this Wednesday, March 6, with Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed during the four Masses that are scheduled in the Wexford Catholic community that day. They are as follows: 7:00 a.m. Mass Ash Wednesday Saint Alphonsus Church 9:00 a.m. School Mass 12:00 p.m. Mass 7:00 p.m. Mass Saint Alphonsus...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for February 17, 2019

    Thank You!          Thanks to everyone who has already submitted feedback on the Interim Mass Schedule Survey. The diocesan On Mission office has asked parishioners in every parish grouping to complete this simple form.  Your input is helpful in guiding future directions for...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for February 10, 2019

    Celebrate Marriage                This Sunday, we celebrate World Marriage Sunday. World Marriage Day honors husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. We recognize the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for February 3, 2019

    World Day for Consecrated Life                 In 1997, Pope John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2.  This feast...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for January 27, 2019

    National Catholic Schools Week                This year, National Catholic Schools Week begins today, January 27, and runs through February 2.  This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed!”  The focus...

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  • We Need Your Feedback on Interim Mass Schedule

    Our grouping of Saint Alexis and Saint Alphonsus parishes is collecting feedback on the interim Mass schedule via a survey. This is part of the On Mission for the Church Alive! implementation. The results will assist parish leadership in evaluating and, if necessary, adjusting  the schedule. The survey is available...

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  • Can I Have A Personal Relationship with the Holy Spirit?

    By Dave VanVickle, Director of Evangelization             It is not only possible but it is totally necessary for the Christian life to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. Each week when we pray the Creed together we profess that the Holy Spirit is “the...

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  • Adoration Offered on Wednesdays and First Fridays

    The Catholic Community of Wexford invites you to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays at St. Alphonsus Parish and first Fridays at St. Alexis Parish. Adoration on Wednesdays begins at 12:30 p.m. (immediately after the noon Mass) and closes at 8 p.m. Confessions are offered between 7 and 8 p.m. We need at least...

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  • MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: “God’s Unconditional Love”

    By Andy Giambroni & John Sinclair The St. Alphonsus Men’s Fellowship Group met on Monday, January 7, to discuss this week’s message of “God’s Unconditional Love”. We began the discussion with the Wikipedia definition of unconditional love: known as affection without any limitations, or love without conditions. ...

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  • Adult Trivia Night Set for Feb. 2 to Benefit Seelos Academy

    The second annual Adult Trivia Night to benefit Blessed Francis Seelos Academy will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Ryan Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the trivia contest begins promptly at 7 p.m. The registration fee for a table of 8 is $200. To register or be a sponsor, go to https://tinyurl.com/SeelosTrivia19.

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  • Passion Play Rehearsals Begin Jan. 24

    Rehearsals for St. Alphonsus’ 17th annual Passion Play begin Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. on the New Side of the church. The play – “Make Us Believers” – is a musical journey from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his death and resurrection. All are invited to participate. We need men,...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for Jan. 20, 2019

    Love Made Manifest in So Many Ways!              Christmas is the celebration of Incarnation – Christ the Lord, the fullness of love made manifest.  The Christmas season drew to a close this past weekend with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord.  Personally and on behalf...

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  • RCIA Journey: Brendan Tatar

    By Louis Bosco Director of Religious Education Brendan Tatar is one of four catechumens in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) class. Catechumens are distinguished from candidates in RCIA in that they have not yet been baptized. They will receive Baptism, along with the other Sacraments of Initiation, at Eastertime....

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  • RCIA Journey: Olivia Kost

    By Louis Bosco Director of Religious Education  At age 16, Olivia Kost is the youngest member of the Catholic Community of Wexford’s RCIA class this year. RCIA is a formation program to help people understand and experience the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church as they prepare to come fully into the...

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  • Merry Christmas and Many, Many Thanks!

    Thank you to so many parishioners for your thoughtfulness and generosity at Christmas. Your cards, warm wishes, prayers, gifts, and delicious baked goods mean so much to us!  We both cherish the blessing of being a part of the Saint Alphonsus and Saint Alexis parish families.  In these times that involve...

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  • Help Us in Serving Jesus in Our Neighbors

    Currently located within the boundaries of St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis parishes are a total of five personal care homes, one senior care facility and one hospice center. Many of these residents and guests are Catholic. It is our responsibility as Christians to surround these good people with love. We celebrate the Eucharist...

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  • Would You Like to Help With The Lord’s Laundry?

    Is ironing your thing? Seriously! We are in need of 3 or 4 volunteers to assist with the laundering of altar linens.  Every week, one person would pick up the soiled purificators and altar cloths from the church, then spend about two hours washing and ironing them and then return them to church by the following...

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  •  Adoration Offered on Wednesdays and First Fridays

    The Catholic Community of Wexford invites you to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays at St. Alphonsus Parish and first Fridays at St. Alexis Parish. Adoration on Wednesdays begins at 12:30 p.m. (immediately after the noon Mass) and closes at 8 p.m. Confessions are offered between 7 and 8 p.m. We need at least...

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  • Retreats: Give Yourself a Spiritual Getaway

    Imagine Jesus saying “I have chosen you.” That will be the theme for the January retreats for the men and women from St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis parishes. These spiritual getaways will be held at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center on the South Side at 148 Monastery Drive. Women have the option of

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  • ALPHA: Exploring the Christian Faith – Sessions Begin Jan. 15

    Everyone has questions and we believe everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. That’s why the Catholic Community of Wexford – which includes Saint Alphonsus and Saint Alexis Parishes – is offering a 12-week program called Alpha. It explores the important...

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  • MEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Speaking the Truth in Love

    By Mark Prybyl  The St. Alphonsus Men’s Fellowship Group wrapped up its 2018 year with Part 2 of “Speaking the Truth in Love” at its Dec. 17 meeting. Is “Speaking the Truth….in Love” something that only men have a big issue with or all of us? What can be said when your wife asks if

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  • Confirmation Ceremony Planned for Fall 2019

    Our Confirmation ceremony, originally planned for this spring, will now take place in the fall of 2019 (the students’ ninth-grade year). This is in response to the diocese’s recent request that the new parish configurations combine their Confirmation ceremonies. As a result, the Confirmation retreat, originally...

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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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  • Please Bring Donations for First Sunday Food Collection

    Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to Masses on Sunday, Jan. 6, 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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  • CHRISTMAS IN APPALACHIA: Collecting Gifts for Kentucky Mission

    Our annual Christmas in Appalachia gift drive begins on the weekend of Nov. 17-18, as we place gift boxes at the front of both sides of Saint Alphonsus Church with tags in them that list items needed for the people served by Saint Vincent Mission in David, Kentucky. This gift drive for our brothers and

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  • Registration Open for Alpha Program

    In a continuing effort to enrich the faith lives of the adults of our parishes and beyond, Saint Alphonsus and Saint Alexis will offer a 12-week program called “Alpha” that explores the important questions of life and the Christian faith.   Whether you are a lifelong Catholic, new to...

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  • From Father Zywan – Bulletin Message for Oct. 21, 2018

    The Unknown Road Will Be Filled with Many Blessings . . .               We have just entered a new era for our parishes across the entire Diocese of Pittsburgh. The five-year On Mission process of prayer, study, discernment, and absolute trust in the Holy Spirit has led us to

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  • Parishioner Joe Calloway Featured in Pittsburgh Catholic

    On the front page of the Pittsburgh Catholic’s Oct. 5 edition is a story about one of our parishioners – Joe Calloway – and his work with helping Dirty Vagabond Ministries expand into Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood next summer. At the heart of Dirty Vagabond’s effort is an outreach model based...

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  • Harvest Home Weekend Nets $54,655

    Despite torrential rains that cut down on attendance, our Harvest Home Weekend in September netted a profit of $54,655! Those funds will be split 50/50 between St. Alphonsus Parish and Blessed Francis Seelos Academy. That total compares with $62,500 in 2017; $69,930 in 2016; $56,371 in 2015; $45,125 in 2014; and $48,702...

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  • FAITH ON FIRE: Fr. Tom Colucci Tells Stories of Firefighting, Priesthood

    Father Tom Colucci – retired New York City firefighter who became a priest at the age of 60 – regaled a crowd of about 400 with stories of his life and his call to the priesthood during our Faith on Fire event on Oct. 3. With a humble, self-effacing humor, Father Tom told the crowd

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  • It’s Official on Oct. 15: St. Alphonsus, St. Alexis Come Together as Grouping

    Effective Oct. 15, St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis are officially a parish grouping with Father Paul Zywan as our administrator and Father Joe Freedy serving as parochial vicar. Deacon Albert Heiles Jr. and Deacon Jeffrey Ludwikowski will also serve the two parishes. One of the first things you will notice is the change in...

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  • Faith on Fire Event Features Father Tom Colucci, Former NYC Firefighter

    A Catholic priest who served as a New York firefighter on 9/11 will be the guest speaker at a Faith on Fire event on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Rev. Thomas M. Colucci will speak on “Always Hopeful” at the 6:30 p.m. free event that also includes music, food and fellowship. Freewill offerings are encouraged –

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  • Interim Mass / Confession Schedule – Effective Oct. 15

    Sunday Mass Schedule St. Alphonsus – 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am St. Alexis – 10am, 5pm and Saturday Vigil at 4pm Weekday Mass Schedule St. Alphonsus – Monday & Friday at noon & Wednesday at 9 a.m. St. Alexis – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8 a.m. Confession Schedule St. Alphonsus – Wednesday...

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  • Looking Forward – Taking The Next Steps (Pastoral Council Meeting Recap)

    About 40 fellow parishioners from Saint Alphonsus and Saint Alexis gathered last Wednesday, Aug. 22, with the existing members of the combined Pastoral Council to discuss the future direction of this group.  The 12 areas of service that will be the focus of the new Council, beginning Oct. 15, were presented...

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  • St. Alphonsus Feast Day is Aug. 1

    St. Alphonsus Liguori founded the Redemptorist order of priests in the 1700s. The Redemptorists served our parish during its infancy in the 1840s when Wexford was mainly a farming community. Born near Naples, Italy, St. Alphonsus was a child prodigy who was well-educated, receiving his doctorate in law from...

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  • If You Like to Garden …

    If you would like to help with gardening, please join our Gardening Club at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays or 7 p.m. on Wednesdays to water, weed, plant and deadhead. Be sure to bring your gardening gloves and weeding tools! Please let Gardening Chair Tania Conti know that you are coming by calling or texting her

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  • We Need Woodworkers to Help Make Items for Religious Ed Class

    We need woodworkers to help us create materials for a new Catechesis of the Good Shepherd class for first graders in religious education. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd uses a dedicated space for children called an “atrium,” which is filled with child-sized furnishings and models of people, places and objects found...

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  • Young Adults Gather  for Cosmic Bowling 

    The St. Alphonsus Young Adults group enjoyed Cosmic Bowling at Perry Park Lanes on Friday, July 13.    Next Event: Aug. 4 Their next event will be on Saturday, Aug. 4, when they plan to attend Mass at 5 p.m. followed by a cookout and discussion with Father Kevin. Everyone will meet in front of

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  • Church Building Getting Facelift

    Workers with Raimondo Masonry Restoration Contractors of Greensburg have been cleaning and  “pointing” – repairing the mortar between bricks – on the front facade of the church and the bell tower to stabilize the bricks and prevent water from seeping in. When they are finished, a crew from Bryn Enterprises...

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  • Golf Classic Nets $24,404 Profit

    The St. Alphonsus 2018 Golf Classic netted a $24,404 profit for the Learning Enrichment Fund at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy. Our gratitude goes out to the 107 golfers, 37 volunteers and many sponsors who supported the June 12 event at Cranberry Highlands Golf Course.  

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  • From Our Parish Grouping Administrator – On Mission Update

    By Father Paul Zywan  With the new parish groupings announced and changes anticipated, questions are being asked by parishioners across the diocese. This is also true of parishioners of St. Alexis and St. Alphonsus Parishes. The following is a common concern that has been expressed to me: What will the new Mass times...

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  • Parishioner Tom Walker Encourages You to Join Walk to Cure Arthritis

    Former MLB pitcher Tom Walker encourages you to support his team — “Walker’s Walkers” — in the 2018 Pittsburgh Walk to Cure Arthritis, which will be held on Saturday, June 2, at Southside Works in Pittsburgh (South Water Street between 28th and Hot Metal Streets). Tom, who is a parishioner at St. Alphonsus,...

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  • Fish Fry Raises Over $110,000

      This year’s Fish Fry profit – $110,776 – was announced Sunday (April 22) at an appreciation picnic for volunteers hosted by Fish Fry Co-Chairs Frank McSorley and Mike Cuddy in Pine Community Park. The profit is split 50/50 between St. Alphonsus Parish and Blessed Francis Seelos Academy. The 2018 Fish Fry broke...

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  • Fish Fry Volunteers Invited to Appreciation Picnic

    A special announcement will be made at the picnic about this year’s Fish Fry profit!  

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  • International Humanitarian Jacqueline Isaac to Speak at St. Alphonsus

    Internationally recognized speaker Jacqueline Isaac — who has spent over a decade supporting people escaping crisis and advocating for the rights of minorities and women across the Middle East — will make a special appearance at St. Alphonsus on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ryan Center. “Restorative...

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  • NEW AT FISH FRY: Seating for Handicapped in School Lobby 

      We are trying something new at our Fish Fry to make the dine-in experience better for our handicapped guests. Starting March 9, we set up the school lobby as a dining area for the handicapped and their families. We also designated several spots directly in front of the school’s main entrance for handicapped parking....

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  • Bethlehem Haven Ministry Serves Homeless Women

    Our volunteers will travel to Bethlehem Haven Women’s Shelter in Uptown Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 10, to provide meals to the homeless women there. Thank you to the following people for volunteering to cook, deliver and serve dinner: Rose and Gene Lechmanick, Gretchen Jack, Michele Myron, Carleen Papa, Sandee Monahan,...

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  • Fish Fry Continues to Serve Record Numbers

    If you feed them, they will come. And they’ve been coming in droves to our Fish Fry! We are feeding record numbers of customers on Lenten Fridays – far more than we have served in the past. “The numbers were overwhelming,” Co-Chair Mike Cuddy said after our Fish Fry volunteers served between 2,100 and 2,200

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  • Young Adult Ministry to Help Clean Up Neighborhood

    When our Young Adult group met for Stations of the Cross and the Fish Fry on March 2, the members  discussed what they want to do in the future and several suggested community service. Their first project is a community cleanup in the Hilltop and South Side neighborhoods on March 31 from 9 a.m. to

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  • Would You Like to Deliver  Fish Fry Meals  to Shut-Ins?

    Individuals and families in our parish are stepping up to deliver Fish Fry meals to our homebound parishioners and other shut-ins.   The Men’s Fellowship is coordinating delivery of the Fish Fry meals on March 16 and 30 to our parishioners as well as up to 20 shut-ins who have been recommended to us by

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  • Anonymous Donor Pays  for 25 Fish Fry Dinners for Homebound

    When the Holy Spirit starts working, there’s just no stopping it!   First, the Spirit moved our Men’s Fellowship to volunteer to deliver Fish Fry dinners to our homebound parishioners last year. Non-members joined in with the deliveries and parishioners stepped up with donations to pay for the dinners....

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  • How Can I Help With the Fish Fry?

      Volunteer: We are serving more customers than ever before at our Fish Fry! If you’ve been debating whether to volunteer, now is the time to finally click on tinyurl.com/2018FishFry to sign up or call the parish office at 724-935-1151.   Park Off Campus: On Fridays, we encourage...

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  • Fish Fry Serves Over 2,000 Meals!

    Maybe it’s because of the publicity from being named The Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry last year by TheIncline.com. Maybe we are getting St. Alexis’ former Fish Fry customers. Or maybe it’s simply that we have a great Fish Fry. Whatever the reason, the St. Alphonsus Fish Fry continues to break records as...

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  • Young Adults to Gather at Fish Fry, Stations of Cross

      Our Young Adults will be dining together with Father Kevin at the March 2 Fish Fry and attending Stations of the Cross.   NEW SCHEDULE: After seeing how busy last week’s Fish Fry was, we have changed our schedule so that dining comes after Stations.  6:30 to 6:45 p.m. — Meet at the...

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  • Metzler Family’s Reflection on CCD Faith Formation Program

    By Peter Metzler      Kellie, Elise and I began attending St. Alphonsus in 2012 after moving from O’Hara Township to Pine. Elise was then four years old. Now nine, she was blessed with a little brother, Chase, in 2014.      Elise and Chase transformed our lives with new meaning. Kellie...

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  • Why We Send Our Children to Catholic School

    By Lisa Riley   Why do we send our children to Catholic school?   Is it because we are both products of Catholic education? Is it because most of our siblings send their kids to Catholic school and we wanted to follow suit? Is it because there is some sort of pride or elitism in

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  • Silent Retreat: Turning to God to Find True Happiness

    By Morgan Might As a social individual I can state that remaining silent for eight days straight is not a simple task. Going into an 8-Day Silent Retreat through John Carroll University, I was very anxious. There was really no way to prepare completely for the retreat. I had gone on numerous retreats before but

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  • Urban Plunge: Experiencing Poverty in Pittsburgh

    By Ally Staresinic The best view of Pittsburgh can easily be seen from Mt. Washington. Standing on the viewing platform, staring at the rising skyscrapers, multiple bridges and flowing rivers, it is easy to be overcome by the beauty that is the city of Pittsburgh. Hidden within this view, however, is a world of individuals...

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  • What Are The Practices of Lent?

      LENTEN REGULATIONS 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence in the United States. 2. The obligation of abstinence (refraining from eating meat) begins at the age of 14. The law of fasting (limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter

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  • Neil Walker, Kevin McCabe Surprise Seelos Students

    Students at Blessed Francis Seelos Academy got a big surprise Monday morning, Jan. 29, when two former students at the school — MLB second baseman Neil Walker, formerly with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Kevin McCabe, who played football at the college and pro levels – spoke to them at a pep rally in the Ryan

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  • St. Alphonus and The Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry

    The St. Alphonsus Fish Fry is the reigning champ of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry contest sponsored by TheIncline.com in 2017. In the photo above, Fish Fry Co-Chair Mike Cuddy and Frank McSorley display the trophy. Although the Incline is again sponsoring a Fish Fry contest, we were saddened to learn that we are not...

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  • Reflection by Annamarie Lovre: Our Dreams, God’s Plan

    By Annamarie Lovre The fall 2017 semester at Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit was occupied not only with studying,  but filled with plans for creating a new retreat called Spirit Alive to be held over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. This retreat through Spiritan Campus Ministry at Duquesne was designed to...

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  • St. Al’s Gears Up for Annual Fish Fry

    The St. Alphonsus family is getting ready for its award-winning Annual Fish Fry – a major fund-raiser for our parish and school that raised nearly $100,000 in 2017 and was named the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry in a contest sponsored by TheIncline.com! Volunteers Needed! As Fish Fry Chair Frank McSorley will tell you:...

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  • From Our Seminarian – Living a Life Illumined by Faith

    By Jeff Craig, Seminarian As we begin the new year, I am thankful again for Father Kevin asking me to give my home parish, Saint Al’s, an update about my seminary experience thus far. Studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome has been a blessing that I don’t believe I could have ever

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  • Video: Faith on Fire at St. Alphonsus (Oct. 4, 2017)

    About 300 people joined us when Jim and Mary Towey spoke about “Sainthood & Service: Our Relationship with St. Teresa of Calcutta & Our Time in the White House” during St. Alphonsus Parish’s Faith on Fire evening on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Ryan Center. Jim Towey is the president of Ave Maria University...

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  • Faith on Fire: Toweys to Speak About St. Teresa of Calcutta, White House

    A couple with connections to St. Teresa of Calcutta and the White House will be featured speakers at a “Faith on Fire” event at St. Alphonsus Parish in Wexford on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear Jim and Mary Towey speak about their time with the woman affectionately known

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  • Low-Gluten Hosts

    What is the Church’s policy on low-gluten hosts? The Holy See’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released a letter on June 15, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, that reiterated standing policies. The letter is titled “Circular Letter to the Bishops on the Bread...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • VIDEO: St. Alphonsus Parish’s 175th Anniversary

    Parishioner Anthony Cicco produced this video about St. Alphonsus Catholic Church’s history as his Eagle Scout project. For a story about Anthony, click here. The Wexford, PA, church celebrated the 175th anniversary of its dedication at a July 19, 2015, Mass at which Bishop David Zubik presided. This video was shown...

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  • First 100 Days Initiative Launches Jan. 1, 2015

    Our First 100 Days initiative launched on Jan. 1, 2015, which means we are working diligently on a number of special projects for St. Alphonsus Parish and School. Even before Jan. 1, volunteers and staff were coming together to develop plans and timelines. We will keep you informed of our efforts through the bulletin, website...

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  • FY 2014 Year-End Financial Report for St. Alphonsus Parish and School

       You may also click here for this FY 2014 St. Alphonsus Parish Financial Report — Although the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014, this report also notes the parish debt as of Oct. 31, 2014.       You may also click here for this FY 2014 St. Alphonsus School Financial Report — Although

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  • Open Meeting on St. Alphonsus Finances Set for Wednesday

    All parishioners and school families are invited to an open meeting about St. Alphonsus’ financial situation on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ryan Center. In advance of this meeting, a Faith in Our Future Committee issued three informative communiques about the financial situation. These were published...

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  • Video: Parishioner Marie Pfau Shares Witness on Pentecost

    Parishioner Marie Pfau offered her witness at the 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Masses on Pentecost Sunday (June 8, 2014). Click on the video above to see what she had to say. (To see the Pentecost Sunday readings, click here.) Marie joined a growing list of parishioners who have given their witnesses during Lent and

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  • Video: Kindergartner Rae Shanahan Offers Her Witness

    Kindergartner Rae Shanahan shared her witness at the 12:15 p.m. Mass on May 11, 2014 — Good Shepherd Sunday, which was also Mother’s Day. Click on the video above to see what she had to say. She joins a growing list of parishioners who have given their witnesses during Lent and the Easter season 2014.

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  • Video: Opiela Family Offers Witness at May 11 Mass

    The Opiela family — Walt, Cathy, Tyler, Ryan and Luke — offered their witness at the 10 a.m. Mass on May 11, 2014. Click on the video above to see what they have to say. They join a growing list of parishioners who have given their witnesses during Lent and the Easter season 2014. Previous

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  • Video: Parishioner Barb Griffith Offers Witness

    Parishioner Barb Griffith offered her witness at weekend Masses on  May 3 and 4. Please click on the video above to hear what she had to say. Griffith is the sixth parishioner to give witness at the weekend Masses this year. Previous speakers include John Frederick,  Dr. Mark Prybyl, Gail Clendaniel, Anthony Cicco and...

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  • Video: Kathy Stripay’s Witness Includes Trip to Holy Land

    Parishioner Kathy Stripay offered her witness during the April 5-6 weekend Masses. Click on the video above to see what she had to say. She reflected on the April 6 readings, which included the story of Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead. Kathy spoke of visiting the Holy Land and seeing Lazarus’ tomb. Click...

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  • Video: Teen Parishioner Anthony Cicco Offers Witness

    Teen parishioner Anthony Cicco offered his witness at the 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Masses on Sunday, March 30. Click on the video above to hear his words. He reflected on the March 30 readings from 1 Samuel, Ephesians and the Gospel of John.  Click here for those readings. Thank you, Anthony, for sharing with

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  • Video: Gail Glendaniel Witness Focuses on Woman at Well

    Parishioner Gail Clendaniel’s offered her witness at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 22, and the 8 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 23. Click on the video above to hear her words. She reflected on the Gospel reading from John 4:5-42 about the Samaritan woman at the well. Thanks you, Gail, for sharing with

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  • Video: Dr. Mark Prybyl Shares Faith Experience, ‘Spiritual High’

    St. Alphonsus parishioner Dr. Mark Prybyl shares his experiences of faith with the congregation at Masses at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. For his witness, click on the video above. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your faith experiences! For the March 9 witness video by teen John Frederick, click here. For

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  • Video: St. Alphonsus Teen John Frederick Gives Witness

    St. Alphonsus teen John Frederick shares his experiences of faith with the congregation at Masses on Saturday, March 8, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 9. For his witness, click on the video above. Congratulations, John, on a great witness! For the March 16 witness offered by Dr. Mark Prybyl, click here. For the March

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