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  • Advent Season
    November 29 - December 24

    Advent Season
     
    November 29, 2020 -
    First Sunday Advent
         The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the
    Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent.
         When the blessing of the Advent Wreath is celebrated in the home, it is appropriate that it be blessed by a parent or another member of the family. Light the first violet candle on your Advent wreath.

    December 06, 2020 - Second Sunday Advent
        
    Pray for these dedicated servants of Christ as you light the second violet candle on your Advent wreath.

    December 13, 2020 - Third Sunday Advent
         Today is Gaudete Sunday when we shift our reflection from " the Lord is coming" to "the Lord is near". Rejoice as you light the pink candle on your Advent wreath.


    December 20, 2020 - Fourth Sunday Advent
         "Mary said, 'Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.'". (Lk 1:38).  Light the last violet candle on your Advent wreath.

     
  • Peace in the Womb
    Christmas Caroling
    Saturday, December 19

    "Peace in the Womb"
    Christmas Caroling
    Saturday, December 19th at 9:00 AM
    Planned Parenthood
    Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
     
         It’s almost time for one of the most cherished pro-life events of the year: the Peace in the Womb” Christmas Caroling Day. From now through Christmas Eve, pro-lifers all over America will be heading out to their local abortion facilities to share the hope of Christmas in song. Some mothers have even walked out on abortion appointments because they heard pro-lifers caroling outside!
     
         But we’re not just there for the mothers. We’re there for the babies, too, who will never see their first Christmas. We sing for them, offering the only gift they’ll receive this side of eternity.  

         Will you come out and sing carols with your fellow pro-lifers? In fact, why not invite a friend to join you? Click below for a downloadable flyer and visit our website to spread the news.
     
    For more information on caroling,
    please contact
    Tim at 412-417-7822 or timbarr5480@gmail.com

     
  • SKDP    
    Mass - Confession Schedules

    Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
    Mass Schedules
     
    Weekday Masses
    Monday Mass at 9:00 AM
    Bentleyville Main Church  

    Tuesday Mass at 8:30 AM

    Richeyville Mission Church  

    Wednesday — NO Mass
     

    Thursday Mass at 8:30 AM
     
    Richeyville Mission Church

    Friday Mass at 9:00 AM  
    Bentleyville Main Church

    Weekend Masses
    Saturday  Mass at 4:00 PM
    Bentleyville Main Church  

    Sunday  Mass at 9:00 AM
    Richeyville Mission Church

    Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM
    Bentleyville Main Church

    Sacrament of Penance
    CONFESSION SCHEDULE

    Saturdays 3:20 PM until 3:45 PM Bentleyville - Drexel Hall Chapel

    Sundays 8:20 AM until 8:45 AM Richeyville Mission Church

    Penitent must STAND for confession
    NO face-to-face confessions

    Also available by appointment.
    Contact: 724-209-1370

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  • Catholic Mass Times

    Search for Catholic Mass Times
    https://catholicmasstime.org
  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  IS 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7
      Responsorial Psalm  PS 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
      Reading II  1 COR 1:3-9
      Gospel  MK 13:33-37
  • How to make a
    "Spiritual Communion"

    "Spiritual Communion"

    Introduction: 
         During this time of the Coronavirus, many people feel afraid and helpless.

         As Christians, we are called to do good through our example of words, actions and prayer. The good that we do can have a positive impact upon others at such challenging times. Pope Francis offers us encouragement: 

    “Let us call upon him today, firmly rooted in prayer, for without prayer all our activity risks being fruitless and our message empty.” (Evangelii Gaudium, no. 259)

  • Online Youtube Eucharistic Adoration

  • Reverend
    Edward S. Litavec
    Obituary

    Reverend Edward S. Litavec, 86, retired, passed away on November 20, 2020.  
         Born July 24, 1934, in Roscoe, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph Sr. and Mary (Bury) Litavec. Fr. Litavec was a graduate of St. Vincent College and St. Vincent Seminary. He was ordained a priest for the Pittsburgh Diocese on March 25, 1960.
     
    Visitation – In Church only
     
    Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home
    2703 O’Neil Boulevard
    McKeesport, PA  15132
    Phone:  412-664-4489
     
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    9:00 a.m.
    Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish
    at Mary, Mother of the Church

    624 Washington Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022, Phone:  724-379-4777

    Funeral Mass:
    Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    10:00 a.m.
    Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish
    at Mary, Mother of the Church 

    624 Washington Avenue, Charleroi, PA 15022, Phone:  724-379-4777

    Celebrant:  Most Reverend David Zubik
    Homilist:    Reverend Thomas Miller
     
    Please note:
    • All in attendance are to wear face masks.
    • Social distancing will be enforced.
    • All concelebrating priests and any deacons participating in the liturgy are to bring their own alb and stole.
    • Communion for the concelebrants will be done by intinction.
     
    Cards and Notes of Condolence
    May Be Sent
    To:
    Agnes Braunegg
    307 Oakland Avenue
    Charleroi, PA  15022
  • Saint Katharine Drexel
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day
    Masses

    Christmas Eve Masses
    Thursday, December 24, 2020
    4:00 PM – Richeyville Mission Church
    • Seating capacity will be maximum of 75 people.
    • Church doors will be unlocked only 20 minutes before Mass is to begin.
    • Once we reach 75 people inside the church, all others will need to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot to listen to the Mass on the FM radio.
    • Tune your FM Radio to 99.50 and listen to the Christmas Eve Mass live.
    • At the end of the Mass, the priest will come outside and you can drive up to the priest to receive Holy Communion.
    • Follow the directions of the parking lot attendants.

    4:15 PM – Bentleyville Main Church
    • Seating capacity will be maximum of 80 people.
    • Church doors will be unlocked only 20 minutes before Mass is to begin.
    • Once we reach 80 people inside the church, the over flow  crowd (up to 150 people) can proceed to Drexel Hall – both the McGivney Room and Wiggins Room to watch the Mass live  on the video screens.
    • Extraordinary Ministers will bring Holy Communion to Drexel Hall for people to receive during the Mass.
    • Others may choose to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot and listen to the Mass on the FM radio.
    • Tune your FM radio to 99.50 and listen to the Christmas Eve Mass live.
    • At the end of the Mass, the priest will come outside and you can drive up to the priest to receive Holy Communion.
    • Follow the directions of the parking lot attendants.

    Christmas Day Masses
    Friday, December 25, 2020
    9:00 AM – Richeyville Mission Church
    • Seating capacity will be maximum of 75 people.
    • Church doors will be unlocked only 20 minutes before Mass is to begin.
    • Once we reach 75 people inside the church, all others will need to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot to listen to the Mass on the FM radio.
    • Tune your FM Radio to 99.50 and listen to the Christmas Day Mass live.
    • At the end of the Mass, the priest will come outside and you can drive up to the priest to receive Holy Communion.
    • Follow the directions of the parking lot attendants.

    10:30 AM – Bentleyville Main Church
    • Seating capacity will be maximum of 80 people.
    • Church doors will be unlocked only 20 minutes before Mass is to begin.
    • Once we reach 80 people inside the church, all others will need to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot to listen to the Mass on the FM radio.
    • Tune your FM Radio to 99.50 and listen to the Christmas Day Mass live.
    • At the end of the Mass, the priest will come outside and you can drive up to the priest to receive Holy Communion.
    • Follow the directions of the parking lot attendants.
     
  • Announcements

    ...due to COVID-19 precaution
     
    Homebound Masses
    Watch Online
    Daily and Sunday

    from
    Saint Paul Cathedral
    Pittsburgh, Pa

     live at 8:15 AM
    Monday through Saturday, and
    10 AM Sunday
    click here for online web
    or
    Facebook
     Recommendation is to watch on-demand, allow a half-hour to an hour after the Mass streams live for processing. Times will vary; please be patient.
     
    Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
    Live Stream - Mass, Adoration and Prayer

    Other Sources
    TV Masses
     
    Sunday:
    6:30 AM WINP (ION) Channel 16

    Sunday:
    Cable TV 7:00 am
    Atlantic Broadband
    WPGH Channel 710 or 10


    Sunday:
    Cable TV 10:00 am Comcast Channel 95 (St. Paul Cathedral)

    Daily: Monday - Saturday
    Cable TV 8:15 AM Comcast Channel 95 (St. Paul Cathedral)

    Daily:
    St. Mary of Mercy
    Streams live at NOON
    click here for streaming
    COMCAST Channel 95 in Pittsburgh/XFINITY On Demand


    Daily:  EWTN
    Satellite TV DISH Network Channel 16 WINP (ION) or 261


    Daily: EWTN
    Direct TV channel 370

    RADIO

    Satellite Radio:  SiriusXM channel 129 (The Catholic Channel) and 130 (EWTH)
    online:
    www.siriusxm.com/thecatholicchannel


    WAOB Catholic Radio
    Daily Masses
    WAOB-AM 860
    WOAB-FM 106.7
    WPGR-AM 1510

    WJPA-1450  in Washington County, Pa - carries Mass from Immaculate Conception Parish at 10:35 AM every Sunday.

    EWTN Radio Programming
    https://www.ewtn.com/radio

    or 24/7 live online:


    https://www.ewtn.com/radio/listen-live

    Catholic Radio Network
    https://catholicradionetwork.com
    APPS
    for

    iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Android
     
    EWTN APPS

    CatholicTV APP  
    for Apple

    CatholicTV App for Android

  • Coronavirus Prayer

    Prayer
    During Coronavirus Outbreak prayer hands
    God our Father we come to You in our need to ask Your protection against the Coronavirus that has claimed lives and has affected many.

    We pray for Your grace for the people tasked with studying the nature and cause of this virus and its disease and of stemming the tide of its transmission.

    Guide the hands and minds of medical experts that they may minister to the sick with competence and compassion and of those governments and private agencies that must find cure and solution to this epidemic.

    We pray for those afflicted.
    May they be restored to health soon.

    Grant us the grace to work for the good of all and to help those in need.

    Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
    God forever and ever.

    Amen.


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