Weekly Bulletin

October: the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary


According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St. Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penances because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy. Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.

"Since the prayers of the Rosary come from such excellent sources — from Our Lord Himself, from inspired Scripture, and from the Church — it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our Blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven.

"If we consider the power of the Rosary as seen in its effects, we find a great abundance of proofs of its wonderful value. Many are the favors granted to private individuals through its devout recitation: there are few devoted users of the Rosary who cannot testify to experiencing its power in their own lives. If we turn to history, we see many great triumphs of the Rosary. Early tradition attributes the defeat of the Albigensians at the Battle of Muret in 1213 to the Rosary. But even those who do not accept this tradition will admit that St. Pius V attributed the great defeat of the Turkish fleet on the first Sunday of October, 1571, to the fact that at the same time the Rosary confraternities at Rome and elsewhere were holding their processions. Accordingly, he ordered a commemoration of the Rosary to be made on that day. Two years later, Gregory XIII allowed the celebration of a feast of the Rosary in churches having an altar dedicated to the Rosary. In 1671, Clement X extended the feast to all Spain. A second great victory over the Turks, who once, like the Russians, threatened the ruin of Christian civilization, occurred on August 5, 1716, when Prince Eugene defeated them at Peterwardein in Hungary. Thereupon Clement XI extended the feast of the Rosary to the whole Church.


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Ladies of Charity Gifts

The Ladies of Charity will have cards with gifts listed for our shut-ins in the narthex of the church.

Gifts are due the weekend of Dec 15/16 ending after the 12:00pm Mass on the 16th.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Dec 3 7:00pm

Mondays in the Parish Center

Journey of those seeking Jesus in the Catholic Church.

OLSH Christmas Play: A Magical Christmas!

Dec 14 - Dec 15 7:30pm

Tickets are $5 per person, children 6 and under are free.

All seats require a reservation.
Call 412-264-5140 for ticket information.

March for Life

Dec 18

in Washington, DC

Adults $40, Students $20
For bus reservations and further information, call Helen Stamatakis at 412-788-1974 or Sharon Graham at 773-972-6657.


Christmas Mass Times for Our Grouping

Dec 24 - Dec 25

Holy Trinity:
Christmas Eve: 4:00pm, 6:30pm,
Christmas Day 9:00am, 11:00am


Cultivate: A Young Adult Ministry Leaders Collaborative - Retreat

Jan 4 - Jan 6

Registration fee is $150 and scholarships are available.

12 spaces are available for anyone working (full time, part time, or volunteer) in young adult ministry for Cultivate: A Young Adult Ministry Leaders Collaborative.


An Evening with Fr. Jaques Philippe

Feb 25 7:00pm

at Saints John and Paul Church

The event will include Evening Prayer, Father Philippe’s talk, and Q&A. All ages welcome. No cost.
Visit PGHPriest.com for a courtesy registration.