Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph Parishes

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Mater Dolorosa Church                         St. Joseph, North Oakland

409 North Main Street                           864 Chicora Road
Chicora, Pa, 16025                                Chicora, PA  16025

P. O. Box 243

Chicora, PA  16025-0243

724-445-2275

FAX 724-445-7507

Mission Statement for Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph Parishes

      We, a Catholic Community of Mater Dolorosa Parish, Chicora, and St. Joseph Parish, North Oakland under the guidance and protection of Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph, seek to live the presence of Jesus Christ with our lives through liturgical worship, Christian education, caring service, faithful stewardship, and Christian evangelization. We will fulfill our mission through the leadership of the Bishop of Pittsburgh and his representatives, and through the sacred tradition of the Catholic Church.

                                     

Rev. Richard Thompson, Pastor

Email:  rthompson@diopitt.org

Extension #2

                                         

Martha Birch - Administrative Assistant - materdol@zoominternet.net

Bookkeeper - mbirch@zoominternet.net

Office Hours:  Mon.-Fri.  10:00 AM-3:30PM

Extenstion #4

 

Vanessa L. Birch

Religious Education Program Director vbirch33@gmail.com

Extension #3

 Alyssa Yealy

Director of Music Ministry: alyssa.yealy@gmail.com

 Safe Environment Coordinator:  MDSJSEC@gmail.com

 

Mary Kay Summerville

 Cemetery Supervisor - Summyr3@zoominternet.net

Next Sunday Masses:

4:00 PM Saturday & 8:00 AM Sunday (Mater Dolorosa)

10:30 AM (St. Joseph)

 

Weekday Masses:

See Daily Mass Schedule in bulletin or website calendar.

 

Confessions:

11:00 - 11:30 AM Saturday (Mater Dolorosa)

11:45 AM- 12:15 PM Saturday (St. Joseph)

 

Rosary:

15 minutes before Mass

 

Elementary Religious Education Classes:

Pre-K thru 7th grade  Sunday 8:50 AM - 10:10 AM at Mater Dolorosa

8th Grade                        Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Ritzert Catechetical Center

 

JAM (Jesus And Me) Ministry:

Please see calendar for location.

 

Baptism:

Sunday after Mass (Call 2 weeks in advance)

 

Pre-Baptism Classes:

Pre-Baptism classes are required for parents.  Please call the Parish Office for

information.

 

Marriage:

Please notify the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance.  PreCana or Engagement

Encounter.  Classes required.

 

Holy Communion to the Sick:

When a parishioner is confined to home because of illness, advanced age, or

infirmity, please call the Rectory and arrangements will be made to take Holy

Communion to the person.

 

Bulletin:

If a parishioner is confined to home and has no way of receiving a bulletin each

week, please call and we will arrange to have a bulletin mailed to their home.

 

 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017

Those who are just must be kind.

— Wisdom 12:19

 

 


TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading — You taught your people that those who are just must likewise be kind

(Wisdom 12:13, 16-19).

Psalm — Lord, you are good and forgiving (Psalm 86).

Second Reading — The Spirit comes to aid us in our weakness (Romans 8:26-27).

Gospel — Jesus proposes parables to the crowds, teaching them of the reign of God

(Matthew 13:24-43 [24-30]).

The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981,

1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights

reserved.

 

 

  

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15:1bc-6; Mt 12:38-42

Tuesday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126:1bc-6; Mt 20:20-28

Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-28; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Dn 3:52-56; Mt 13:10-17

Friday: Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 13:18-23

Saturday: Ex 24:3-8; Ps 34:2-11; Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42

Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52

[44-46]

 

 

 

St. Joseph & Mater Dolorosa E-mail: materdol@zoominternet.net

Website: http://www.materdolorosa-stjoe.webs.com/

PA Child Abuse Hotline No. 1-800-932-0313

Butler County only Hotline No. 724-284-5156

Diocesan Hotline No. 1-888-808-1235

 

 

 

LINKS

Diocese of Pittsburgh - http://www.diopitt.org/

VIRTUS Online - http://www.virtusonline.org/

Mass Times - http://www.masstimes.org/

Bulletins - http://www.e-churchbulletins.com/bulletins/606750.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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