On Wednesday, September 15, some members of the St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Holy Name Society presented checks, worth over $3,000 each, to representatives of the Burgettstown Area Food Pantry, the McDonald Area Food Pantry, and the West Allegheny Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who supported the recent golf outing, which made this donation possible!
A second collection will be taken up Sept. 18 and 19 for the United States Bishops' Disaster Relief Fund. Money raised will go to support areas that have been hit by disasters, especially Haiti, which recently suffered catastrophe from an earthquake and tropical storm.
Could you and your family and friends use a day to get away from your busy schedule and to come to know St. Joseph better? Come for a morning of faith, fellowship, and prayer to St. Joseph on
Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Paul Cathedral.
All families, individuals, young adults, and people of all ages are welcome!
The day includes:
Mass celebrated by Bishop David A. Zubik
Mike Aquilina's keynote talk: "St. Joseph: A Man and a Model for Our Times”
Prayerful activities for children and toddlers.
Consecration of families and individuals to St. Joseph
Do you know a non-Catholic who would like to learn more about God, or who might be interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone already Catholic who has not yet received First Communion and/or Confirmation? Tell them about what our parish has to offer! We will soon begin the RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It is a place for interested persons to ask questions, learn about prayer, faith, and the many other treasures of the Catholic Church, and eventually receive the Sacraments of Initiation. It is not too late to sign up! Anyone who is interested should contact Fr. Zach ASAP at email@example.com or 724-695-7325.
A 2nd collection will be taken up the weekend of Sept. 11-12 to benefit the Bishop's Education Fund. Since the fund was established in 1995, more than $25 million has been raised. In the past 26 years, approximately $21 million in assistance has been given to over 50,000 children from nearly every parish in the diocese. Many students in our Diocese want a Catholic school education, but a number of those students can only do so with financial assistance. The Bishop’s Education Fund makes such assistance available. Thank you for your generosity!
All are invited to join Dave Keene's Bible Study on the Gospel of John. It starts August 31 from 6:30 - 8:00, and will continue for a few months on every Tuesday except September 20. It will be held at St. Columbkille Church Hall. Bring your Bible!
The Hyde Amendment prohibits federal funding of domestic abortions. Some powerful members of Congress are trying to remove it, and a vote will be taken soon. Please
click here to sign the petition to keep the Hyde Amendment.
The Outreach Ministry is asking for your help with donations of boxed cereals for the children of the local food pantries. We will be collecting from August 1-22 so we can distribute to the families as school starts. Let’s send the children back to school with a good breakfast. Donations can be given to the ushers. Thank you!
We are in need of ushers for the 10am Mass at St. Columbkille. We could also appreciate people to volunteer to be Altar Servers, Lectors, and Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at any of our ten weekend Masses. Please call the parish office at 724-695-7325 if you are interested. Adult volunteers will need to be compliant with the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese. You can contact Donna Waxter at 724-695-7325 to update or file the required clearances. Your help is greatly appreciated!
All are invited to a parish mission preached by Fr. John Petrikovic at St. Columbkille Church from Sept. 20-23 at 7pm. A Parish mission A Parish Mission is a week for parishioners to open their hearts and
minds to the love of Jesus by attending and listening to the nightly talks. For more info.,
After a year-long hiatus, the senior citizens lunch is returning! The next one will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at St. Columbkille Hall at 12pm. Cost is $5. You must reserve a spot by calling 724-695-7325 by Aug. 23. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more info.,
The Hyde Amendment, passed in 1976, prohibits federal funding of domestic abortions. Some powerful members of Congress are trying to repeal the Hyde Amendment to force taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions. Catholics must reach out to their legislators to support this protection for the lives of unborn children and their mothers. For info. on how to do that,
On Sunday, Sept. 26, the St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a walk to raise awareness and funds for neighbors in need. The day starts with the 8:30 Mass at St. Alphonsus. There will then be a light breakfast downstairs in the hall. After that, participants will walk to St. Patrick Church via the Panhandle Trail. They’ll arrive at St. Patrick as the 10:30 Mass lets out. The event concludes with a light reception in St. Patrick Hall.
The Diocesan records list 1942-2006 for the dates of Our Lady of Lourdes School. We thank everyone that was part of the beautiful 64 years of Catholic Education in Burgettstown. It was painful for the school to close, but are forever grateful to everyone who was part of the school. As you may have noticed, the Finance Council is working to fix the many issues with the building. We have found many trophies during this process.
We invite all to an Open House on Saturday, August 7 from 8:00 am –12:00 noon. The Open House serves two purposes: 1) See the work done on the inside and outside of the building. 2) Take a trophy or two. It is a chance to have some history in your home! Please come and visit to reminisce and see all the improvements!
All parishioners are invited to be part of our new pictorial directory! All participants will receive one free directory and one free 8x10 portrait. Pictures will be taken in August and September. For more details, and to schedule an appointment,
Tickets are being sold for a reverse raffle event on Oct. 2, 2021 at the Slovan VFW. Money raised will support the Knights of Columbus and the work they do in our community. For more information,
On Monday, August 2, St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Holy Name Society will sponsor their 27th annual Rich Ivcic Golf Outing to benefit the three food pantries in our area. It will be at Moon Golf Club. Registration begins at 7:30am. Shotgun start at 8:30am. The cost is $85 per person. For information,