The Parishes of Holy Angels, Holy Apostles and St. Sylvester are The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh (CCSP).

All programs and events listed, regardless of location, are open to all the members of the Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh!

We encourage you to get involved and participate…All are Welcome!

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Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

CHRISTMAS EVE

4:00 PM

Saint Albert the Great

4:00 PM

Saint Basil

4:00 PM

Saint Sylvester

5:00 PM

Holy Angels

6:00 PM

Saint Wendelin

9:00 PM

Holy Angels

10:00 PM

Saint Sylvester

11:00 PM

Saint Basil

CHRISTMAS DAY

8:00 AM

Saint Wendelin

9:00 AM

Saint Basil

9:30 AM

Holy Angels

10:00 AM

Saint Sylvester

11:00 AM

Saint Albert the Great

 

NOTICE

 

The December-January Minister Schedule now available. Click Schedules on the menu.

Pre-Cana Preparation
This is a Diocesan mandated marriage preparation course.

Friday and Saturday
March 15 and 16, 2019
September 20 and 21, 2019

Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation Building
(The Faith Formation Building\Office Building is the former Bishop McDowell School
located on the St. Albert the Great Church campus.)

Understanding all the planning that goes into a wedding, advanced planning for the 2019 Pre-Cana Program at Holy Apostles Parish has begun. The first session will begin on Friday, March 15 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 PM. The second planned session will begin on Friday, September 20 with registration at 6:30 PM at Holy Apostles Parish Office Building and end on Saturday, September 21 at 3:30 PM.

Refreshments, program materials, and lunch on Saturday are all included.

Registration is required
(The fee is $60.00 per couple to cover books and other expenses.)
Please contact the church office at 412-884-7744 to register.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our parish office at 412- 884-7744 and ask for Deacon Mike or Deacon Jim.

DECEMBER, 2018

 

CCD Advent Project

Holy Apostles Parish CCD

Our CCD Advent project is collecting NEW hats, gloves, scarves, mittens and white tube socks in adult and children sizes. We welcome hand knitted and crochet items! Please bring your donations to the Holy Apostles CCD Office.

Candy Cane Gram orders are still available. Extra forms are in the CCD office.

CCD continues to collect can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and cancelled stamps for the Sisters of the Holy Cross.

The Light Is On For You!

Tuesday
December 11, 2018

From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

This is an initiative of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to encourage Catholics to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confession is a wonderful opportunity to set aside our sinful ways and to draw closer to our Lord.

Confession will be available on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00 PM. to 9:00 PM in all Catholic parishes in the Diocese.


Here at The Catholic Community of South Pittsburgh the following churches will be open for confession.

Saint Basil     Holy Angels     Saint Sylvester

Harmony Singers Christmas Concert

Tuesday
December 11, 2018

7:00 PM

Knights of Columbus Gilmary Council #3868 is sponsoring a free Christmas concert for our parish family and friends, to be performed by the Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh entitled “Holiday Memories”.

This performance will be held in St. Albert the Great Church, and will include some of your favorite secular and religious Christmas songs and carols, and a few new songs.

Plan on attending with family and friends to enjoy an evening of Christmas music. To find out more about the Harmony Singers of Pittsburgh, please visit their website: www.harmonysingers.org.

Mat Making for the Homeless

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12:00 Noon

Upper Level of the Formation Building Saint Albert the Great Location

This activity is sponsored by the Holy Apostles Parish Ladies of Charity.

All are welcome to come and help. There is something for you to do. At this mat making session we will be introducing mats needed for various activities by our troops to carry in their back packs. These small mats are approximately 15” by 22” but also require strips cut from plastic bags and crocheted as well. So, we are in need of more crocheters and will teach anyone interested in learning the art of crocheting. You are welcome to crochet at home if you prefer. Please come to the session for an explanation, details, bags, yarn balls, etc. and see the finished product.

We welcome everyone and you do not need to be a Lady of Charity to join us.

Cristmas Cookie Sale

Weekend
December 15 - 16, 2018

This activity is sponsored by the Holy Apostles Parish Ladies of Charity

Calling all "Cookie Bakers."
Holy Apostles Ladies of Charity annual Christmas cookie sale will be held at all masses the week-end of December 15 and 16.

We have recently had many requests for nut free cookies.

Please bring all cookies to the Faith formation Building no later than 10: 30 am on Saturday, December 15 and label any cookies that are nut free.
Thanks, God Bless and Happy Baking.
Ladies of Charity.

Lunch With Santa

Saturday, December 15, 2018

11:30 AM until 2:30 PM
Saint Albert the Great Faith Formation building

Seating is liminited — you must register in advance.
Cost is $8.00 per person (children under 2 free).
Make checks payable to Holy Apostles

Reservations can be mailed to the parish office, dropped off at the parish office or placed in the collection basket.

CLICK HERE for reservation form.

For more information contact Helen at (412) 885-3038.

Luminaria Sale

Sunday, December 15, 2018
Deadline for Orders

Luminaries are a tradition in the Southwest and Mexico. Christians there place white bags with lit candles inside along the walkway to their houses on Christmas Eve. They burn the candles as a guide to the Christ Child -- welcoming Him into their homes and announcing to the world that they are celebrating His glorious birth.

This year, the Youth Ministry teens will be making Christmas Luminaries for parishioners. Proceeds will benefit CCSP Youth Ministry.

Parishioners are invited to request Luminaries in memory or honor of loved ones or for other special intentions.

Suggested Donation is $3.00.

Your luminaries will be placed around the outside of the Church and lit on Christmas Eve -- burning well into the wee hours of the morning.

Please return you order forms to the rectory Sunday December 16.               PRINT ORDER FORM

JANUARY, 2019

 

Women's Retreat

Friday thru Sunday
January 11 - 13, 2019

Saint Paul of the Cross Retreat Center

Does your family need a Christmas gift idea for you? Would you like to receive a gift of a retreat at St. Paul’s Retreat Center? Gift certificates are available at the Retreat Center. Call 412-381-7676 for details.

Our St. Sylvester Women’s Retreat is January 11-13, 2019. The theme for this year is “I Have Chosen You”. Carpooling is available.

To register, call the retreat house at 412-381-7676, or pick up a reservation form at office and mail it to the retreat house.

Call Pat Hein at 412-885-2620 or Linda White 412-885-5048 for additional information.

March for Life

Friday, January 18, 2019

Washington DC

Deacon Tim is organizing a bus trip for the 2019 March for Life, which will take place on Friday, January 18th in Washington, DC. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion. Ending abortions and promoting a culture of life is why we march each year.

Deacon Tim is trying to determine which size bus to reserve for our group. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to deacontim@verizon.net.

If you cannot join us, please pray for our safety on the trip and for the end to abortion. "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer