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August - the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Thank you one and all! Thanks to all who made our festival a great success! From Bonnie Amendola, who chaired the festival, to the organizations from the parish that offered their assistance, to each individual who worked in the various booth, to those who supported us with prayers for success and financially – THANKS ONE AND ALL!
We have entered the month of August which is the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. During this month we offer devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. During our Thursday adoration we will be praying the Litany of the Immaculate Heart of Mary following Evening Prayer. Please join us!
Often, the Immaculate Heart of Mary is paired with the Sacred Heart of Jesus (the devotion we celebrate in June), and with good reason. The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents Christ's love for mankind, while the Immaculate Heart of Mary represents the desire of the Blessed Virgin to bring all people to her Son.
There is no better example of the Christian life than that offered by Mary. In the month of August we offer prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, such as:
Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
This Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary illustrates perfectly the Marian doctrine of the Catholic Church: We do not worship Mary or place her above Christ, but we come to Christ through Mary, as Christ came to us through her.
In Honor of the Immaculate Heart
In this prayer in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we ask the Blessed Virgin to guide us in our journey, so that we might receive the graces necessary to live virtuous lives and to persevere at the hour of our death.
Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
In this long but beautiful prayer, we pray to Mary under the name Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and call upon the love of her immaculate heart to intercede for the conversion of the entire world.
Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
This Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is particularly appropriate to pray in the month of August, but it can be prayed at any time of the year, when you have a special favor to ask of the Blessed Virgin.
Prayer of Intercession to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
This long and very beautiful prayer of intercession to the Immaculate Heart of Mary reminds us of the Blessed Virgin's complete submission to the will of God. As we ask Mary to intercede for us, the prayer draws us back to the point of such intercession: In uniting ourselves with Mary, we draw closer to Christ, because no other human has been closer to Christ than His mother.
Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart
In this prayer of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we dedicate ourselves to follow the example of the Mother of God. The Blessed Virgin desires nothing other than the Will of her Son; we ask her to intercede for us, that we may know His Will and live it in our lives.
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Through any of these prayers we can join the Mother of God in drawing closer to Christ.
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intentions for August
- Refugees. That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.
- Oceania. That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.
Please remember these pray intention of our Holy Father in your personal and private prayers.
Saints for August
August 01: St. Alphonsus Liguori
August 02: St. Eusebius
August 03: St. Peter Julian Eymard
August 04: St. John Vianney
August 05: Blessed Frederic Janssoone
August 06: The Transfiguration
August 07: St. Cajetan
August 08: St. Dominic
August 09: Blessed John of Reiti
August 10: St. Lawrence
August 11: St. Clare
August 12: St. Porcarius and Companions
August 13: St. Pontian and St. Hippolytus
August 14: St. Maxmilian Kolbe
August 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 16: St. Stephen of Hungary
August 17: Blessed Joan Delanoue
August 18: St. Jane Frances De Chantal
August 19: St. John Eudes
August 20: St. Bernard
August 21: St. Pius X
August 22: Mary, Our Queen
August 23: St. Rose of Lima
August 24: St. Bartholomew
August 25: St. Louis of France
August 26: St. Elizabeth Bichier
August 27: St. Monica
August 28: St. Augustine
August 29: Beheading of John the Baptist
August 30: St. Pammachius
Diocesan Choir Auditions
Auditions for the 2014-2015 Diocesan Choir season will soon be held. The Choir, under the direction of Fr. Jim Chepponis, Music Director for the Diocese of Pittsburgh, sings for the major Diocesan events at St. Paul’s Cathedral throughout the year. Currently there are openings in the soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. In addition to being good singers, potential members must be capable sight-readers due to a limited rehearsal schedule, and at least 18 years of age. Rehearsals are held at St. John Capistran Church in Upper St. Clair. Audition times may be scheduled by calling Doris Anne in the Diocesan Music Office (412-456-3042) before Tue, Aug 19.
Magnificat: A Ministry to Catholic Women
Sat, Aug 16, 9:00am-12:00pm
Ladies, come to the Magnificat Pittsburgh prayer breakfast on Sat, Aug 16, 9:00am-12:00pm at Sheraton Warrendale.
Speaker: Kathy Wabick
Send payment and form to Kay Burkot, 111 Blue Ridge Dr., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066.
To register, go to www.magnificatpittsburgh.org or call Christine at 724-443-5473 or Pam at 412-461-8906.
Registrations must be received by Fri, Aug 8.
Good Samaritan 19th Annual Parish Festival
The 19th Annual Good Samaritan Festival will be held Aug 28, 29, 30, 31 on the grounds of Good Samaritan Parish Catholic Church, 8th & Melrose Ave., Ambridge. The festival includes homemade ethnic dinners each day, and all are available for take out. Games of Chance, Raffles, Outdoor Food Court and top of the line entertainment, all under the Big Top Tent. Featured artists include: “Touche”, Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, Dick Tady Orchestra, Jimmy Ross & the Jaggerz, The Cavaliers, Ambridge Steel Drum Band, and Johnny Angel and the Halos. Dancing under the Big Top Tent with wooden dance floor and games for children of all ages. Come and join the celebration.
For more information, call 724-266-6565 or visit the website at Goodsam1.org.
Passion & Purpose for Marriage
Sat, Sep 27, 9:00-10:30am
Led byrenowned speaker and author Dr. Allen Hunt at Sts. John & Paul, Franklin Park. Come for a great morning of listening, learning, scripture, and prayer. Don't worry, no one will be asked to share their feelings with the group. This is an opportunity to learn and grow as a person of faith who strives to love in all their relationships. As a bonus, you will receive a great swag bag to take home!
For tickets ($25/person): on sale after selected Masses, or call the church office at 724-935-2104.
Golden Anniversary Celebration
Sun, Oct 12, 2:30pm
The Diocese of Pittsburgh is once again planning its annual Golden Wedding Celebration for the couples who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. This year's event will begin with Mass at St. Paul Cathedral on Sun, Oct 12 at 2:30pm. Bishop Zubik will be the main celebrant. A reception will follow in the lower hall at the Cathedral. Cathedral and hall are both accessible.
If you are one of the couples celebrating your 50th anniversary in 2014, and would like to receive an invitation to this event, please call the rectory or drop a note in the collection basket no later than Sun, Aug 10.
Montour High School Class Reunion for 1973 & 1974
Sat, Oct 25
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South Side to McKeesportRead more
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Part of The Great Adventure Bible Study ProgramRead more
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