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Holy Trinity's new Welcome Ministry is off to a great start in their work to make all who come to Holy Trinity feel welcome! To learn more about the group's recent activities - click here!
April: Dedicated to the Holy Spirit
The month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit. The first four days of the month fall during the season of Lent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The rest of April falls in the Easter season in which white, the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity, and innocence, is the liturgical color.
Sundays of April
The Gospel readings for the Sundays in April are taken from St. John and St. Luke. All are from Year B, Cycle 1.
April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday — This Gospel recounts Mary Magdalen and the apostles visit to the empty tomb of Christ on Easter.
April 12, 2015 Divine Mercy Sunday — The Gospel relates the story of doubting Thomas.
April 19, 2015 Third Sunday of Easter — The Gospel relates the story of the disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
April 26, 2015 Fourth Sunday of Easter — The Gospel is about Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
April: A New Time of Life
April boasts the most solemn and sublime event of human history: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ – the Paschal mystery. Though the way to the Resurrection was the Via Crucis, the Sacrificial Lamb of God is now and forever Christ our Light, the Eternal high priest of the New Covenant. And his sorrowful mother, the Stabat Mater of Good Friday, is now the jubilant Mother of the Regina Caeli.
We the members of Christ’s Mystical Body exalt in the mystery by which we were redeemed. If in Baptism we were buried with Christ, so also will we share in his resurrection. By his death we were reborn; “by his stripes we were healed.” (Is 53:5) Easter, the epicenter of time, is the event that links time and eternity. It is indeed “the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” (Ps 118:24)
The Holy Father's Intentions for April 2015
Universal: That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God. (See also Apostleship of Prayer)
Evangelization: That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church. (See also Apostleship of Prayer)
Feasts for April
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of April are:
2. Holy Thursday, Triduum
3. Good Friday, Triduum
4. Holy Saturday, Triduum
5. Easter Sunday, Solemnity
6. Easter Monday, Solemnity
7. Easter Tuesday, Solemnity
8. Easter Wednesday, Solemnity
9. Easter Thursday, Solemnity
10. Easter Friday, Solemnity
11. Easter Saturday, Solemnity
12. Divine Mercy Sunday, Solemnity
19. Third Sunday of Easter, Sunday
21. Anselm, Opt. Mem.
23. George; Adalbert, Opt. Mem.
24. St. Fidelis, Opt. Mem.
25. St. Mark, Feast
26. Fourth Sunday of Easter, Sunday
28. Peter Chanel (NZ, Feast); Louis Mary de Montfort; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy), Opt. Mem.
29. Catherine of Siena, Memorial
30. Pius V; Bl. Marie de l'Incarnacion (Can), Memorial
The feasts of St. Francis of Paola (April 2), St. Isidore (April 4), St. Vincent Ferrer (April 5), St. John Baptist de la Salle (April 7), St. Stanislaus (April 11) fall during Holy Week and Easter Week and are superseded by the Holy Days. The feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel (April 26) falls on Sunday so is superseded the Sunday liturgy.
The Year of Consecrated Life
The Year of Consecrated Life, announced by Pope Francis, begins on the first Sunday of Advent 2014 and runs through February 2016. Resources will be available on the diocesan website and Facebook page for individuals, parishes, and others who wish to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life. The resources and special events will provide an opportunity to see how men and women religious live.
Holy Family Academy Spring Open House
Sun, Apr 19, 12:00-2:00pm
We are currently recruiting students entering 9th grade for the 2015-16 school year. We invite you to visit our campus on Sun, Apr 19 from 12:00-2:00pm to learn about Holy Family Academy, meet our staff, tour the campus, enjoy lunch in the Milo Dining Hall, and ask questions.
Holy Family Academy (HFA) is a new independent Catholic high school for students of all faiths, which includes a nationally recognized Corporate Work Study Program. Families who are unable to afford a private, Catholic school are encouraged to apply. Tuition is based on family income.
For additional information, please contact Lindale Smith, Director of Admissions at 412-307-0233.
Day of Reflection for Women
Sat, Apr 25, 9:30am-3:00pm
The Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Pittsburgh invite all women to an Easter Season Day of Reflection entitled: "Women Disciples of Jesus: Bearing the Good News to the World" on Sat, Apr 25 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Cardinal's Great Hall, St Paul Seminary 2900 Noblestown Road, Crafton.
The day will include, Adoration, Confession, and spiritual reflections by the Very Rev. Tom Kunz, VE, JCD and Mrs. Frances M. Tarkett, M.A., M.S. Ed and will conclude with Mass and homily by Reverend Angelus Shaughnessy, OFM Cap.
Suggested offering is $25.00.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All are welcome!
Sisters of St. Joseph Programs
St. Joseph Spirituality Center in Baden is offering two classes this spring in various parts of the diocese to enhance the experience of adults and religion teachers. To register for any class, call 724-869-6587.
Acts of the Apostles: The course will be offered at three sites: Apr 11, 25 (Saturdays) from 1:00-3:00pm at St. Joseph Spirituality Center, Baden; Apr 13, 27 (Mondays) from 7:00-9:00pm at Sts. Simon and Jude Parish, Greentree; Apr 14, 28 (Tuesdays) from 7:00-9:00pm at St. Bernadette, Parish, Monroeville. This class offers four elective credits from the Department for Religious Education, Diocese of Pittsburgh. Fee is $20. To register call 724-869-6587 by Apr 7.
The Joy of the Gospel: St. Joseph Spirituality Center is offering a class on The Joy of the Gospel, the first apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. The course will be offered at two sites: Apr 14, 21 and 28 (Tuesdays) from 7:00-9:00pm at St. Athanasius Parish, West View; Apr 16, 23, 30 (Thursdays) from 7:00-9:00pm at St. Elizabeth Parish, Pleasant Hills. This class offers six elective credits from the Department for Religious Education. Fee is $25. To register, call 724-869-6587 by Apr 7.
Annual Clean-Up Day
Sat, Apr 25, 9:00am-12:00pm
In conjunction with Earth Day Robinson Township will host our Annual Clean-up Day. We will meet at the Giant Eagle Market District located in Settlers Ridge around 9:00am. We will meet on the second floor of the food court area. Community Groups and Individuals are invited to join our efforts to pick up litter/trash that has accumulated after the long winter months. Robinson Township will provide Gloves, Reflective Vest & Trash Bags. For additional information please visit our township web page at www.townshipofrobinson.com or contact Jane Tallon at email@example.com. We will have letters available upon request for those who are looking for community service.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje
May 26 to Jun 4, 2015
Spiritual Directors: Rev. Joseph M. Mele, Rev. Kim J. Schreck
For more information please call Cathy Howe at 412-278-4673 or Chuck Wysor at Ambassador Travel Service at 412-366-7200 or Mary Ann Sarver at 412-486-8874. Visit Mother’s Pilgrims web site at www.motherspilgrims.com. Space is limited.
A bracelet was found in the parking lot after the Calendar Party on Mar 22. Please call the rectory office at 412-787-2140, ext. 100 to claim.Read more
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