Weekly Parish News - 10/14
This week — October 14, 2020:
A Message from Father Joe
Indoor Weekend Mass Registration
Respect Life Month
Parish Vision: The Four Appr
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER JOE
Fr. Joe Codori shares a short reflection on the readings from this past Sunday.
All Masses will be celebrated inside the churches according to schedule with the exception of the 10:00 AM and the 12:30 PM Sunday Masses at Holy Trinity, which will be celebrated in the parking lot. Visit
to find out what we are doing as a parish in response to COVID-19 in order that you can make the best decisions about participation for you and your household. Bishop Zubik has granted everyone a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass.
As of October 3, parishes in the Diocese of Pittsburgh have been permitted to increase attendance to 50% of maximum capacity provided they are able to maintain all health and safety protocols. At Archangel Gabriel Parish, we have increased our registration numbers for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. We will continue to wear masks, socially distance, and sanitize our spaces. Additionally, we will continue our current practice of distributing Holy Communion after Mass.
Individuals are required to register for weekend indoor Masses ahead of time.
FOUR WAYS TO REGISTER FOR WEEKEND INDOOR MASSES
Click on the button below or go to
Visit archangelgabrielparish.org and click the “Register for Mass” slide on the homepage.
Find the next weekend’s registration link in the bulletin each week.
Call the parish office at 412-787-2140. The receptionist will take your name and contact info to register you for a particular Mass.
All individuals vulnerable to COVID-19 and all who are sick are asked to please stay home. F
or resources on how to pray from home, you can visit
The 10 AM Mass will continue to be live streamed on Facebook each week at
REGISTER FOR MASS HERE
Each October, the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month.
This year’s theme, “Live the Gospel of Life,” was inspired by the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical
The Gospel of Life
The prophetic papal encyclical
The Gospel of Life
) was written by Pope St. John Paul II in 1995 to reaffirm the value and inviolability of every human life and to appeal to all people to respect, protect, love, and serve every human life.
"We are the people of life and a people for life. It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of Life to the world. To proclaim Jesus is to proclaim life itself. Gratitude and joy at the incomparable dignity of the human person impel us to bring the Gospel of life to the hearts of all people and make it penetrate every part of society. In every child which is born and in every person who lives or dies we see the image of God's glory. We celebrate this glory in every human being, a sign of the living God, an icon of Jesus Christ."
To read more from the short summary on
The Gospel of Life,
click the button below.
"Gospel of Life" Summary
PARISH VISION: THE FOUR APPROACHES
Fr. Sam Esposito explains the four approaches to our new Parish Vision Statement.
UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS
Rock of Ages | Wednesday, October 14 at 7 PM |
Join Father Sam on ZOOM to discover the story of the Church - go to
Live Stream Sunday Worship | Sunday, October 18 at 10 AM & 6 PM |
Live Stream Mass at 10 AM and Solemn Evening Prayer at 6 PM every Sunday. Both events are streamed from Facebook at
. If you wish to receive the weekly email with live stream Mass information, please join the Live Stream Mass email group
Alpha | Monday, October 19 at 7 PM |
Meet on ZOOM at
. Contact Maria Fenner at
for more info.
Bereavement Support Group | Tuesday, October 20 at 6: PM |
Our Bereavement Support Group is open to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. The group offers an opportunity to meet with others who have a common experience of grief. It provides a safe and healing environment where grieving individuals can listen, share and learn together.
Meet in the Saint Malachy Church Hall.
Social distancing and mask wearing will be followed.
Registration is strongly encouraged.
To register, contact Mary Stevens at
Catholicism with Dr. Stephen Graham | Wednesday, October 21 at 7 PM |
Join this five week series exploring the Catholic Faith through stories, theology, and beauty. Meet on ZOOM at
Contact Stephen Graham at
for more info.
The 10 AM and 12:30 PM Sunday Ma
sses will be held in the Holy Trinity Church parking lot
except when thunderstorms threaten, in which case the public Mass will be cancelled. (The priest will still say the Mass, but out of public view). To hear the parking lot Mass from your car, you can use your phone to to listen via ZOOM. Weather updates and instructions for listening can be found at our website using the button below.
Parking Lot Mass Info
The Ladies of Charity are holding a diaper and wipe drive THIS weekend (October 17th/18th) after all Masses (except 7:00 PM Mass at Holy Trinity Church).
The ladies will be standing outside of the churches with a drop off box. Catholic Charities is in need of both diapers and wipes (
diapers marked sizes 3-5 are the most needed
Choices Pregnancy Services
VIRTUAL Baby Bottle Campaign: October 4th – 25th. This year’s campaign is virtual. All funds go to support
Choices Pregnancy Services
in their support of women with troubled pregnancy and their abstinence programs taught at high schools. 79% of abortion-minded/abortion vulnerable women who receive services at
choose life after seeing an ultrasound image, seeing their baby’s heartbeat and talking with a counselor who helps them consider the support and alternatives available to them.
offers free services at clinics in Coraopolis and Beaver Valley, and also serves women in numerous locations with two state of the art mobile clinics operating in Pittsburgh and Beaver County.
Last year, $5,509 was collected from our generous parishioners through this effort.
Click on the button below to support this life affirming organization.
Fr. Joe has been working hard to bring the movies PRAY and FATIMA to local theaters. Next weekend, our local drive-in movie theater will be featuring both films for a safe, socially distant family movie night!
Dependable Drive-In Theater
in Moon Township will be showing two Catholic movies in a double feature on Friday, October 16, Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18, all starting at 7 pm.
Admission for both films is $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. The cars will be socially distant and the concession stand will be open!
For information on viewing a film at
Dependable Drive-In Theater
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON
Experience the power of faith and prayer with the true story of the man behind the famous phrase, “The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.” He was a poor Irish immigrant whose plan to become a millionaire was derailed when, through Our Lady’s intercession, he narrowly avoided death. He became a priest on a mission to promote the Rosary and all family prayer, whether through mass media in Hollywood or with huge Rosary rallies around the world. This film will amaze and inspire you!
In 1917, outside the parish of Fátima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visitations of the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an end to World War I. As secularist government officials and Church leaders try to force the children to recant their story, word of the sighting spreads across the country, inspiring religious pilgrims to flock to the site in hopes of witnessing a miracle. What they experience will transform their quiet lives and bring the attention of a world yearning for peace. Based on real-life events and starring Joaquim de Almeida (“Queen of the South”), Goran Višnjić (Beginners), Stephanie Gil (Terminator: Dark Fate) and Lúcia Moniz (Love, Actually), with Sônia Braga (Aquarius) and Harvey Keitel (The Piano, The Irishman), FATIMA is an uplifting story about the power of faith.
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Are you curious about how the Church acquired political power and wealth over the centuries?
Ever wonder why there was a split between the Eastern and Western Churches?
Have you ever wanted to know the reasons behind the Spanish Inquisition?
Join Father Sam on Wednesdays at 7 PM, beginning on September 16th, to learn the stories behind the story.
JOIN MEETING HERE
Journey around the world and deep into the Faith.
In breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience.
From the sacred lands of Israel to the beating heart of Uganda... from the glorious shrines of Italy, France, and Spain, to the streets of Mexico, Kolkata, and New York City, the fullness of CATHOLICISM is revealed. Journey deep into the Faith as you watch each episode.
Dr. Stephen Graham will lead this virtual meeting each week, with discussion following the video.
| Giving online is a convenient and secure way to support the work of the parish.
Click HERE to give online today!
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| Text a dollar amount to (412) 775-2460.
We have created a page of obituaries to keep parishioners in the loop of recent deaths in our parish family. Please keep the recently departed, and their families who mourn their loss, in your prayers.
on Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00PM