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Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund & Catholic Relief Services
This weekend, November 17-18, our second collection will be for the Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund (DPRF) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS). The DPRF supports programs within the dioceses’ four counties to assure that DPRF contributions are helping their neighbors’ “in need” right here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, providing funding for heating fuel and utilities. CRS supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. Both programs, the DPRF and CRS, are key elements of the Church’s social outreach. May God bless you for your generous support.
Socks for Homeless Veterans
This year, as in the past, we will be collecting white athletic socks to be shared at Christmas with veterans who are being assisted by “Tomorrow’s Hope,” a center in Coalport, PA that provides transitional housing counseling, education, clothing, and job training. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by veterans who are striving to achieve independence in what can be very difficult moments in their lives. Please drop your donation of new, white, socks in the collection box located in the Narthex. Additionally, offering prayers for those who have served our nation is a wonderful way to show gratitude to the ones who have sacrificed so much so we might enjoy liberty and freedom!
Thanksgiving Mass/Collection
On Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018 we will have Mass here at Good Shepherd at 9:00 am. As has been the practice in the past, our offertory collection that day will benefit those in our community who are in need. All are invited to bring non-perishable food items that will be shared through “Love Basket” and will assist those who will be in need of food for the holiday season.
Listening Session with Bishop Malesic
Bishop Malesic has invited every member of the Diocese of Greensburg to join him at any one of the seven events across the diocese in October and November. He knows the Grand Jury Report has evoked a great deal of pain, sadness and confusion for the faithful. Bishop Malesic is looking forward to this opportunity to meet with you, hear your concerns and listen to your suggestions to help him guide our Church forward. Our local Listening Session is scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Saint Bernard Parish, Indiana