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  • Submit contact info and recommend a new parish name by July 7th!

     

    FRAMING THE VISION:
    PREPARE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
     
     

    June 25, 2020

     STEP ONE: Submit Contact Information and Recommend a New Parish Name
    As our parish grouping continues to build relationships with each other, share our resources, join together our ministries and work toward the official merger and creation of our new parish on January 1, 2021, we need your help. We invite you to participate in a survey that will collect contact information and allow you to recommend a parish name (optional).
    1. Contact Information: In these trying times, it is imperative that we stay connected as a parish so that everyone receives current and consistent communication leading up to the merging of our parishes and for future participation. If you do not wish to submit a new parish name, leave that part blank and provide your name, phone, and email address (if applicable).
    2. New Parish Name: “Grouping 327” needs a new name. A name that will describe a vibrant and engaged Catholic parish in our region. Our parish grouping consists of 3 churches, St. Margaret Mary, St. Joseph, and St. Catherine of Siena. The names of these churches will NOT change, each with their own notable legacy. A proposed name along with a rationale is requested.
    The following is an example for your reference:
     Poposed Name: St. John XXIII
    RationaleA Pope who launched an extensive renewal of the Church who had a profound trust in the Lord.  He was canonized in 2014.  This name would recognize the fact that our grouping embraces change as we trust in the Lord.
     
    Your information can be submitted in the following ways:

    Online: Enter into your web browser, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gr327NewParishName (preferred)
    Email: Email the survey form that was mailed to businessmanager@stmargaretmary-moon.org
    U.S. Mail: Send the survey form to any of the three parish offices

    All submissions are due by July 7, 2020
    Once suggestions are received, our Grouping’s Pastoral Council will compile a list of the top 15 names and rationales, which will be submitted to Bishop Zubik for consideration.

    Click here to read the letter to parishioners 

    Click here to view names that have already been used.  You are not permitted to duplicate names.
      
    Click here to download paper Survey    

     

  • Your generosity

    Thank you for continuing to make your weekly donations to the churches of our grouping:   St Catherine of Siena, St Joseph, and St Margaret Mary.  We have continued to pay staff, bills and maintenance upkeep at our parishes during these trying times.  Whatever financial support you can offer at this time is greatly appreciated. You can make your donation this way:
          By mail to:
                       St Catherine of Siena Church, 199 McGovern Blvd, Crescent, PA  15046
                       St Joseph Church, 1304 Fourth Ave, Coraopolis, PA  15108
                       St Margaret Mary Church, One Parish Place, Moon Township, PA  15108

    Please make checks payable to the respective parish in which you are registered.  St. Joseph parishioners are invited to click the link on our website to give online.  Thank you for your generosity.  We look forward to the day when we are able to celebrate Mass together again.

  • ST. jOSEPH ONLINE GIVING

    CLICK HERE to make a donation
    CLICK HERE to print form for the collection basket 

  • interested in serving in a ministry?

    St. Catherine of Siena and St. Joseph parishes welcome any interest in volunteering for a ministry.  Training will be provided.  It's a great way to start getting involved with your church.

  • live streaming for grouping 327

    As we adapt to this temporary new “normal” our faith community will be providing a way for us to gather virtually for Sunday mass.  The recording will be available anytime via the St. Margaret Mary Facebook page or the grouping 327 YouTube channel, links found below.  Directions are included below for each of the two platforms. You do not need accounts to watch the videos live or recorded.
    Watch Mass live this Saturday, June 27th from St. Margaret Mary at 4:00 pm. This week is the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

    Facebook:
     
    Facebook Click Here
     

    • Press the control(ctrl) button and then click the link above
    • If not a Facebook member ignore the login requirements or if a member make sure you are logged into Facebook
    •  The live video should appear as the first item in the news feed if watching at 4:00 PM on Saturday
    • If watching on your own the video will be available in the news feed or by clicking on the video tab on the left side of the screen
    • To watch the playback please click the mass video
      
    YouTube:
     
    YouTube Click Here
     
    • Press the control(ctrl) button and then click the link above
    • To watch live you will see the image for the live mass (click that image)

    To watch the playback please click the videos tab and then click the mass video.

  • weekend of July 5th/6th

    This Weekend In Grouping 327

    Please review the announcement in the link below from Bishop Zubik pertaining to this week and Masses for July 4/5.

    Locally in Grouping 327 we WILL keep our doors open and celebrate the previously scheduled weekend Masses for July 4/5 at St. Catherine, St. Joseph and St. Margaret Mary. Remember to social distance and wear a  mask as previously explained. 

    Please know a dispensation is still in effect for those with health issues or uncomfortable attending Mass in person.

    Finally, those unable to attend Mass in person, are welcome to view the Grouping 327 live-streaming Mass. It will stream from St. Catherine's this Saturday, at 4:00 PM. Let us continue to pray for a resolution to this global pandemic. 

    Click Here

  • WE CELEBRATE 
    FATHER MIKE FAIX 

    Congratulations on your new assignment as Parochial Vicar at the newly established Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (Clariton, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills and West Mifflin) and assigned as part-time Chaplen at Seton LaSalle High School.  Please pray for him as takes on the work of the Lord.

    Click here  for pictures of his ordination

  • Return to Parish Life a Gradual Process. Your patience is appreciated.

    What To Expect As We Gather for Mass

    • For the weekend Mass, what to expect?
      *must go into church by the designated entrance.
       
    • Important Diocesan Guidelines?
      *must wear a mask and respect social distancing.
       
    • Guidelines for church capacity?
      *25% of church capacity while respecting social distancing.
      *Our Grouping will only have one Saturday Mass and one Sunday Mass at each Parish (St. Catherine, St. Joseph, St. Margaret Mary). Why? Temporarily dropping one Sunday Mass at each location due to Diocesan guidelines for sanitizing the churches after each Mass.
       
    • If the Church reaches capacity, what happens?
      *Parishioners will be asked to go to the church hall for additional seating and the availability of seeing the Mass live stream. If the hall fills to capacity, we will have no more available seating and must not go beyond Diocesan guidelines. If there are additional people outside, they cannot be admitted due to Diocesan guidelines.
       
    • For a summary of pertinent information, please click the link below for the “What to Expect   As We Gather for Mass” sheet. 
       
    • With the pandemic and these challenging times, your understanding is appreciated. Thank you.

     
  • weekend mass for the upcoming weeks

    In accordance with the diocesan guidelines on proper sanitation/church cleaning and to be prepared at each of our three churches, we will celebrate ONLY 2 weekend Masses in each church building. Please note that some groupings/parishes have decided to stay closed longer, because they are not prepared to open under the current guidelines.

    Our weekend Mass schedule is as follows:

    Saturday Masses

    St. Catherine's                      4:00 PM
    St. Margaret Mary                4:00 PM
    St. Joseph                              5:30 PM

    Sunday Masses


    St. Margaret Mary                 9:30 AM
    St. Joseph                               10:00 AM
    St. Catherine's                       10:30 AM

    This document will explain what to expect if you choose to attend a weekend Mass at one of our churches as part of the "What To Expect As We Gather For Mass" sheet

  • Confession times 

    St. Margaret Mary:       
     Wednesday: 9:00 am  to 10:00 am             
     Saturday:  11:00 am  to 12:00 noon
    St. Catherine of Siena     
    Saturday 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm
    St. Joseph                         
    Wednesday 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
    Saturday 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm 

  • CHURCH TIMES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

    St Margaret Mary Hours:

    M-F       8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    SAT       8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    SUN      8:30 AM-12:30PM 

    St Joseph Hours:

    M-F           8:00 AM-4:00 PM
    SAT-SUN   8:00 AM-11:00 AM 

    St Catherine of Siena Hours:

    T-TH             10:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Please practice social distancing inside the church.  All churches will be cleaned daily.

  • st. joseph 
    wednesday schedule  Effective July 1, 2020

    Confessions:  6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
    Rosary: 6:30 
    Mass: 7:00 pm 
    Novena: At the conclusion of Mass