1 Parish Office: Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Office Holy Sepulcher Parish A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA Fax: Parish Health Ministry: Abuse Hotline: The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 Parish Mission Statement Holy Sepulcher Parish is a warm, welcoming, faith-filled family dedicated to following Jesus Christ through Scripture and the Traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. United through Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to serving our brothers and sisters. We welcome all to join us as we celebrate the joy and mystery of the empty tomb. PASTOR: Father Robert J. Cedolia ; Deacon: Mr. David S. Miller Deacon: Mr. Jim Mickens Business Manager: Mrs. Joan Tosto ; Admin. Assistant to the Pastor: Mrs. Joanne Castello ; Parish Secretary: Ms. Dana Knox ; School Principal: Sister Anna Marie Gaglia, CSJ ; Director of Faith Formation: Mrs. Brenda Hartzel ; Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Mr. Jacob Williamson ; Director of Music: Ms. Madlyn DeRito ; Parish Pastoral Council: Mrs. Meg Schaffer - Chairperson Mr. Raymond Schratz - Vice Chairperson SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 4:00 pm now - April 25, :00 pm spring/summer Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:30 am DAILY MASS SCHEDULE Monday: 7:30 am Tuesday: 7:30 am Wednesday: 7:00 pm Thursday: 7:30 am Friday: 9:00 am Reconciliation - Saturdays between 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm and after the Saturday evening Mass. Baptisms - Baptisms are held twice a month (call the parish office for dates) Attendance at a Pre-Baptism class is required. The next class is Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Call the Faith Formation Office to register. Weddings - Arrangements must be made six months in advance. All couples are expected to take a Pre-Marriage Preparation Program. Anointing of the Sick - After any Mass or by calling the Parish Office to schedule. New Parishioners - Welcome to Holy Sepulcher! To register, go to or contact the Parish Office.
2 The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 Mass Intentions Monday, November 10 7:30 a.m. Joan Rude (Lunch & Card Club) Tuesday, November 11 7:30 a.m. Jim Joyce (Rath Family) Wednesday, November 12 7:00 p.m. Daniel J. McLaughlin & Ann Kern (Donald & Catherine Kern) Thursday, November 13 7:30 a.m. Garry Molloy (Regis Schiebel) Friday, November 14 9:00 a.m. Ruth Stockert (Susan Novosel, Daughter) Saturday, November 15 4:00 p.m. Doug Lambert (Mary Helen Sanderson) Sunday, November 16 8:00 a.m. For the People of Holy Sepulcher Sunday, November 10:30 a.m. Jim Freimuth (Keegan Family) TODAY S READINGS First Reading I saw water flowing out of the temple; wherever the river flows, every living creature shall live (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12). Psalm The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High (Psalm 46). Second Reading Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17). Gospel Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up (John 2:13-22). Please pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of Gloria Miller (mother of Bill Miller), Mary Ann Kennedy (mother of Dale Kennedy) and Mary Skocz (sister of Gretchen Cararie) who recently passed away and are enjoying everlasting life. Deceased Eucharistic Adoration Day On Wednesday, December 3, we will begin a monthly Eucharistic Adoration Day. The monthly Eucharistic Adoration Day will be scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month, with some exceptions. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 9:00 am - 6:45 pm, followed by the Jesus wants us all to come to Him in the Blessed Sacrament. He is there is person, just wai ng for you. Nowhere on Earth are you more welcome, nowhere on Earth are you more loved, than by Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. -Mother Theresa 7:00 pm Mass. This is a great opportunity for us to spend some personal time with Our Lord during this special day. Sometimes the burdens of our lives can be so demanding, that the Lord asks us to let Him help us carry them. The Temple and Worship In all of today s readings, the temple is prominently mentioned. Ezekiel speaks of streams of living water flowing out from the temple, watering the desert, bringing life to all living things, offering fresh healing to God s people. Paul reminds the Corinthians that their faith rests upon the firmest of foundations, Christ himself. More than that, Paul reveals that those who follow Christ are themselves temples, temples of the Holy Spirit; that is, God dwells not only with them, but in them. For the Jews of Jesus time, the temple had come to be identified with the presence of God and the only place where authentic worship of God took place. Jesus had a different perception. Jesus identified Himself not with the temple, but as the temple. In so doing, Jesus indicated a dramatic shift in what it means to worship God, to be in God s presence. No longer was a place to be the focus of prayer. Instead, a person, the person of Jesus Christ, becomes the center of our worship. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. An Invitation to an Evening of Reflection Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The church is committed to providing all who are involved in parish ministries with proper encouragement, as well as opportunities for recollection. On Tuesday, Nov. 18th, we will host an Evening of Reflection from 7:00-9:00 pm in the church. Even if you are not involved in a specific parish ministry, you are invited to come! The evening will be facilitated by Rev. Louis Vallone, M.Div., M.A., Pastor of St. John of God Parish and St. Catherine of Siena Parish. It is an evening you won t want to miss! THINKING OF JOINING THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS? If you are interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection rates for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you! Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. The Knights of Columbus provides service, support and stability. The Knights of Columbus are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. All the good works are formed by four core principles: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Any man who is at least 18 years of age is eligible to become a Knight. Please call the parish office for more information. To the parishioners of Holy Sepulcher, I wish to express my deep gratitude for your prayers, love and support of my family and myself as we continue to grieve the sudden loss of my father, Rob Williamson. Please join me in praying for my dad and the happy repose of his soul. Thank you, Jacob Williamson
3 Weekly Offering Regular Collection: November 2, 2014 (442) Envelopes Loose Total Children s $11, $1, $ 13, $29.00 Parish Share 2014: Debt Reduction: $1, $1, Blood Drive Holy Sepulcher is hosting a holiday blood drive on Sunday, November 30 in the cafeteria from 8:00 am-1:30 pm. To donate blood, you must at least 16 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Everyday, the Central Blood Bank needs to register 725 donors to meet the needs of the 43 hospitals in the area. Medications such as insulin, aspirin and high blood pressure treatments do not defer you from donating. If you have any medical questions or concerns, call Central Blood Bank s medical help desk line at Blood cannot be manufactured. There is no substitute for blood. You never know if you or a loved one will need blood, please donate if you are eligible. The holidays are one of the most difficult times of the year for blood collections. Please help during this critical time of the year. Make an appointment to donate by going to search for group code G or contact Elaine Nagel at TURKEY SHOOT The Knights of Columbus will host their annual Turkey Shoot on Nov. 23 from 12:00 Noon until dusk. Shells for shooting are provided. Bring your shotgun, 12 gauge only! For Knights: If you plan on helping either on the shooting line or in the kitchen, please plan to be at the school cafeteria around Noon. TICKETS FOR THE FAIR TRADE BASKET RAFFLE Tickets for the fair trade basket raffle are being sold after all Masses this weekend. The winning ticket will be drawn at 6:00pm on November 15. Tickets are sold this weekend 4 for $1, but 3 for $1 on November 15. Hope to see everyone at the sale next weekend! PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE DECEASED On Mon., Nov. 10 at 1:00 pm, Sr. Marian Senish will lead us in prayer in our day chapel for all our deceased loved ones, family members and friends. All are welcome! Women s Safety & Self Defense Save the date of Tues., Dec. 9 at 7:00 pm for an IN SHAPE special speaker session: Women s Safety & Self Defense, featuring Officer Conrad Pfeifer, Middlesex Twp. Police Dept. and depending on number of registrants, Master Robert Zang of Zang Taekwondo. The event will include a general discussion of safety, prevention and defense philosophy including: situation awareness, preparation (self, family, home), basic self defense and Q & A. Suitable for ladies 16 years and older and of any physical capability. This will be a timely session for greater awareness during the Christmas shopping & home entertaining season! Registration is required and very important for presenter/participant ration. Theresa at: Nov. 15, 4:00 pm L. Fey, A. King, K. King, K. Lutzic, C. Matta, D. Matta, K. Orban, S. Pieto, Dcn. Dave M. Smotzer Trevor Muth Veronica Muth CHURCH MINISTRY SCHEDULE Nov. 16, 8:00 am P. Deah, J. Doyle, B. Harper, E. Harper, E. Nagel, M. Nagel, M. Rosswog, M. Ubinger, Dcn. Dave M. Fox Beatrix Stickney Kate Castello Nov. 16, 10:30 am D. Belt, J. Blair, M. Cortopassi, M. Danner, B. Hesidenz, G. Hesidenz, A. Hutchinson, J. Morgain, Dcn. Dave Life Teen Chaney Best Lauren Schriner Weekday Altar Server (11/10-11/14) Mary Kate Schratz Mon., Tues., Thurs. 7:30 a.m. & Fri. 9:00 a.m. Volunteer Servers needed for Wed. 7:00 p.m. Mass. For the complete month s schedule, visit our website: GOOD SHEPHERD HANDBELL CONCERT The Good Shepherd Handbell Choir of Braddock, PA will perform a handbell concert at Holy Sepulcher on Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 pm. The concert is free and will include a mix of sacred and secular music from 18th Century hymn tunes to Kate Perry to the Muppets. Many of the ringers have over ten years of experience. Please join us for a great night of music. FAIR TRADE MARKET & BAKE SALE NEXT WEEKEND! Sat., Nov. 15: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm & Sun., Nov. 16: 9:00 am - Noon Come shop for unique Christmas gifts from multiple vendors handcrafted from artisans all over the world! Check out our bake sale and help yourself to a free cup of coffee. A percentage of all product sales (and 100% of all bake sale donations) goes to fund projects in Patzun, Guatemala. Pictures of the kids in need of scholarships will be displayed. You may want to consider making a donation to send a child to school as an Alternative Christmas Gift for someone special on your list. Christmas Gift Baskets for Shut-Ins Holy Sepulcher Parish Health Ministry will be assembling Christmas Baskets for Shut-Ins on Thurs., Dec. 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the John Paul II Room (located in the lower level of the Rectory; entrance next to Rectory garages). Donations may be dropped off in coat room in the Narthex. Suggested items: Creams, lotions, shower gel, word search game books, jigsaw puzzles, Christmas themed socks, non-skid socks/slippers, travel mugs, cookies, candy, greeting cards, stamps, Diabetic candy. If you know someone who might appreciate a Christmas Gift Basket or if you would like to help assemble or deliver the baskets, please contact Georgette at or
4 We re more than just a School, We re Community. We re Family. SR. ANNA MARIE GAGLIA, CSJ, PRINCIPAL We invite all Holy Sepulcher Families to our Open House on Wed., Nov. 19 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come experience firsthand the science, technology and outstanding programs at Holy Sepulcher Catholic School! Meet teachers, administration and leaders committed to the academic and spiritual development of your child. LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO Join us for Longaberger Basket Bingo! The event begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 22 in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Included in the price is 20 bingo cards as well as lunch. Throughout the afternoon, there are extra raffles and specials too! To order tickets please call the school office at Congratulations to the Holy Sepulcher Forensics team who placed 3rd out of 10 teams in the Diocesan Forensics Tournament last weekend! The Holy Sepulcher Robotics team had a practice tournament at the Ellis School on November 1. The team did extremely well and had a great time! Please check out photos on our Facebook page at: Holy Sepulcher School will be CLOSED on Monday, Nov. 10 for a clerical day and Tuesday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran s Day. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11. School will be back in session on Wed., Nov. 12. Enjoy your long weekend and please keep all Veterans, past and present in your prayers. QUIGLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Quigley Catholic High School invites you to an Hour at Quigley on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6-7pm. Quigley Catholic is a college preparatory high school that places a high priority not only on academics, but also on faith formation. Quigley Catholic is consistently recognized among the top Catholic high schools in the nation. All are welcome to come and see what the Quigley family is all about! If you would like more information please call , us at or visit our website at F aith ormation Brenda Hartzel, Faith Formation Director FOR FAMILY DISCUSSION November Events: 16 - Children s Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 Mass - Faith Formation - 9:10-10:15/11:40-12:45 - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 9:10-10:15 am 17 - Confirmation Class - 6:30-8:00 pm 19 - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 5:00-6:15 pm 23 - NO Children s Liturgy of the Word at 10:30 Mass - NO Faith Formation - 9:10-10:15/11:40-12:45 - NO Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 9:10-10:15 am 24 - NO Confirmation Class - 6:30-8:00 pm 26 - NO Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - 5:00-6:15 pm The Faith Formation Office will be closed November 24-28, 2014 A Pre-Baptism Class for first time parents is offered five times a year. Our next class is Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 pm. Please plan to attend a class before your baby is born. The first class of 2015 will be on February 19. Contact the Faith Formation office to register. Service Opportunities Pull Tabs Please continue to collect and turn in pull tabs. These are redeemed and the monies sent to Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh to help offset costs for families staying in the area while their child is at an area hospital. Bell Ringer Contact Brenda if you would like information about volunteering to be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army (through the Lighthouse). Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 What is the symbolic significance of having the Temple as the source from which the water is flowing? What are some ways people today are renewed in their faith when they hear God s Word at church? 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, Why is it important to know that God s Spirit dwells within you and everyone else? John 2:13-22 What are some ways people today show disrespect toward God and others? What did Jesus actions say about his reverence f or God? How did Jesus death and resurrection serve as a sign of his authority? from Exploring the Sunday Lectionary by Sandy Rigsby & Steve Mason
5 Youth Ministry for 6th-8th Graders Jacob Williamson, Coordinator of Youth Ministry Like us on Facebook Holy Sepulcher Life Teen Follow us on Twitter: HolySepLifeTeen T hank you to Art and Kathy King for once again allowing Life Teen to have our annual Fall Party at their farm, Harvest Valley Farms, two weeks ago. Welcome All Confirmation Teens This Sunday at Life Teen at 6:30 pm we welcome all the confirmation teens for a night of fun, games, great food and adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. All are invited to join in adoring our Lord during Eucharistic Adoration this Sunday from 7:30-8:30 pm with Life Teen and the Confirmation teens. Start the week off right and spend an extra hour with Jesus! JANE S STROMBOLI TODAY is your last chance to order Jane s Stromboli and help send our teens to the Fall Retreat later this month. There are five scrumptious varieties to choose from and all come frozen for an easy dinner option. Each Stromboli is only $3! Call Jacob at to order yours! UPCOMING EVENTS Sun. 6:30 pm Life Night Thurs. 7:00 pm Hang Out Sun. 6:30 pm Life Night Thurs. 7:00 pm Hang Out Fri. Sun. 11/21 11/23 FALL RETREAT Sun. NO SUNDAY LIFE NIGHT Thurs. NO THURSDAY HANG OUT DIVINE MERCY DRAMA PRODUCTION On November 22, 2014, the Sisters of St. Joseph, Motherhouse Auditorium, 1020 State Street, in Baden, Pa , will perform a play regarding St. Faustina and her interaction with Jesus. St. Faustina was asked by Jesus to write the book, Divine Mercy in My Soul", which became her diary. This book is one of the greatest books ever read. If you have already read her diary, you have no doubt fallen deeply in love with her and have grown deeper in love with Jesus through her. A preview of the play can be viewed at divinemercydrama.com. The cost is $10.00 / person plus a canned food item. This play is recommended for ages 13 and up. Don't miss this opportunity. Around the Parish Greg Gillis, Coordinator Truly I say to you, when you did this to the least of your brothers, you did this unto me. -Matthew 25:35-40 Teens in Grades 6, 7 and 8: be sure to join us each month for EDGE. We meet the first Saturday of every month after Mass in the YYAC. Bring your friends for great fun, food, faith and fellowship. Join us this semester as we take on Social Justice and the Corporal Works of Mercy. Parents: we want to make sure you don t miss any updates or reminders about upcoming events. Please contact Greg at to join the EDGE mailing list. SOCIABLES CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Save the date! Mark your calendars! The annual Sociables Christmas Luncheon is set for December 7 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Marriott North in Cranberry Twp., PA. Tickets are $20 / person. (Make check out to: Holy Sepulcher Sociables.) Seating is limited to 80 people. Everyone is welcome to attend this Christmas party! The last day to pay for your reservation is November 16th. Come and have a nice afternoon while socializing with a great group of people! Contact Eleanor Glace at with any questions. SOCIABLES MEETING The next Sociables general meeting is November 18 at 10:00 am in the church conference room. NO IN SHAPE! There will be NO In Shape! meeting this week (Nov. 11) as it has been cancelled. ST. WENDELIN ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER St. Wendelin Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, PA will have its annual turkey dinner on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Adults $9.00, children $4.50 (10 & under). Carry Outs available. Benefits Tuition Assistance Program. MIDDLESEX TWP. F.D. THANK YOU On behalf of all Middlesex Fire Company members, we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for donating cookies for our fundraiser. It is because of people like you that we can be successful in meeting our needs. Thanks again and God bless, Middlesex Fire Company Holy Hour for Peace: Monday, November 10th, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, beginning at 7 PM; prayers for peace, vocations, Novena Prayers to our Lady of Perpetual Help, rosary, Benediction. Divine Mercy Holy Hour: Tuesday, November18th, St. Paul Parish, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, beginning at 7 PM; prayers for family healing, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction.