Mass with Anointing of the Sick
Sunday, March 26, 1:30 p.m. in the Basilica with fellowship reception to follow in the Assembly Room.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
1514 The Anointing of the Sick “is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.”
1515 If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. The same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.
Best Lent Ever – Speaker Series
Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room. All are welcome!
March 28 – Hungers of the Heart, exploring the meaning of fasting stories in the Bible and how we can fill the emptiness in our hearts and become aware of the presence of God. Presented by Patricia Sharbaugh, associate professor of theology at Saint Vincent College.
April 4 – God and Money, exploring the strange behavior caused by money and how practices like almsgiving can help us to use money to show love of God and neighbor. Presented by Jason King, professor of theology at Saint Vincent College.
Please join us at Saint Vincent Parish for Sharing Christ. Sharing Christ trains those who have completed Discovering Christ and Following Christ to share Jesus with others and invite them to become members of the Church. The course focuses on personal or friendship evangelization. We share our relationship with Jesus with people in our day-to-day encounters. We will develop methods and actions to do this, but more than that, the goal is to develop an attitude of heart that moves us to be open to share the Good News we have experienced anytime, anywhere.
2017 Sharing Christ schedule:
Sessions 1-6, Wednesdays from 7:00-9:15 p.m. in the Assembly Room:
Session 1 – March 22 – Called to Share Christ
Session 2 – March 29 – Befriending Others
Session 3 – April 5 – Sharing Your Story
Session 4 – April 12 – The Power to Share Christ
Session 5 – April 19 – Presenting the Good News
Session 6 – April 26 – Inviting Others to Meet Jesus
Session 7 Retreat – Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.– Put Out into the Deep for a Catch
You may register online at the link below.
Cancellations Due to Poor Weather Conditions
In the event of unsafe weather conditions the cancellation procedure for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry is as follows:
A Notice will be placed on the front page of the parish website at www.basilicaparishstv.org
An e-mail will be sent to all contacts on our distribution list. Please let us know if your e-mail address changes
An announcement will be made on the KDKA and WTAE websites, radio and TV where possible.
Weather and road conditions in our region can change quickly and vary from Latrobe, Greensburg and the Westmoreland County Ridges. PARENTS ARE URGED TO USE THEIR BEST JUDGMENT REGARDING WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS IN THEIR IMMEDIATE AREA.