Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church at 100 McKrell Road, Russellton, PA 15076 US - News and Announcements

News and Announcements



Please take a moment to scroll down our Parish News page and see what's happening in and around Transfiguration Parish. Our current weekly bulletin (available beginning each Thursday afternoon) contains all of the latest parish announcements and happenings around the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Click on the buttons below to read Fr. Jim's latest letter, check the parish calendar, or learn more about special parish events.

If your group has an event coming up that you would like to have listed on the parish events calendar, please contact the parish office.
 

Read Fr. Jim's latest letter to our parish family

    The current week's bulletin will be available each Thursday afternoon.    Learn more about the Safe Environment / Protecting God's Children policies and programs    Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Transfiguration Parish.   Find out our parish's progress to date in the diocesan capital campaign.

View the Parish Events Calendar    


July 19 - 25, 2014 --- Advertiser of the Week

We would like to thank our sponsor, Willis & Associates, for sponsoring an ad in our weekly bulletin.
  
Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertisers, many of whom are our parishioners.  Most are members of our local community.  Please support our advertisers with your patronage. Tell the business owner that you appreciate their support of our parish through their ad in the bulletin..  

If you own a business or want to advertise on the back of our bulletins, you may contact the JS Paluch Cranberry office at 1-800-945-6629 to give them your name and phone number or contact our parish office and we will pass the information along.  Thank you in advance to those businesses or individuals who will become a bulletin sponsor!   We appreciate your support.

Need a Helping Hand?

Turn to Quinco Contracting.  We do all types of “handyman work” for $35 / hour.  We will give you a free estimate on any big job. 

Sometimes we all need a little help and need someone we can trust.  As a fellow parishioner, I, along with my boys, would be glad to help you.  Just give us a call at 412-377-5898. 

Thank you,
Matthew Quince
Transfiguration Parishioner

Help Needed to Update Transfiguration Parish Cemetery Records

We are in the process of updating Transfiguration Parish Cemetery records and are asking for your help.  In anyone purchased a cemetery lot at Transfiguration Cemetery, please bring in a record of the deed so we can copy it for our church cemetery records.  If you and/or a relative do not have a copy of the deed, please stop in the church office at 94 McKrell Road, Russellton PA between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or give us a call at 724-265-1030 and give us as much information as you can.  This will help bring our Church Cemetery Records up to date!

Transfiguration Community of Crafters

We are looking to see if there is enough interest to create a “community of crafters.”  If there are enough people who are interested, we will set up a day or two for you to donate your crafts (along with a suggested retail price).  We will take the donated items to a craft show or event to sell.  The proceeds will go to the parish.  If you are interested, contact Mary Kanaitis at 724-444-6809 or email kanaitis@consolidated.net or fill out a form outside the meeting room with the types of items you make. Thank you!
Transfiguration Parish Now on Facebook and YP.com

Transfiguration Parish has a Facebook page!   It can be easily accessed through the link on this website's home page, or by clicking on the "Find Us On Facebook" button at the bottom of any page on this website.

Thanks to Mary Kanaitis, we are also now listed on the Yellow Pages.com, and the YMobile app can be accessed from your phones.  More folks will find us in Russellton!

Fr. John Vojtek's Address 

For those of you who would like to keep in touch with Fr. John, you can contact him at the address listed below:
 
St. John Vianney Manor
Attn:   Rev. John Vojtek
Room 308
2600 Morange Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

St. Vincent DePaul Clothing Box

We have a St. Vincent DePaul Clothing Box in the Church parking lot.  This is for clothing only and will be picked up twice a week.

We are asking that if you have any clothing items that you will not need anymore to please put them in this box.  These clothing items will be given to local families who are in need of clothes for free.  To receive the clothes or if you know of anyone who is in need of clothes please call St. Vincent DePaul’s at 412-321-1071.

Gold for Cash Benefits Transfiguration Parish

If you are thinking about selling gold for cash, please consider visiting Bill Stewart with Wexford Precious Metals Exchange, 4485 Rt. 8, Allison Park, PA 15010 (724-713-1163).  He gives a percentage back to our church when you do business with him  (www.StewartEstateJewelry.com).  Be sure to let Bill know that you learned about him in the Transfiguration Parish Bulletin or on our parish website.




Prayer Shawl Ministry


Prayer shawls are available through the parish chapter of the Ladies of Charity.  Prayer Shawl request forms can be found at the entrance of the Church, or you may print a copy of the request form on your computer.  You may also request a Prayer Shawl online.  There is never a charge for a prayer shawl, but dontations (either money, yarn, material, or your time and talents) in support of this ministry are always gratefully appreciated and accepted. 

You may request a prayer shawl for yourself or someone you know. The recipient does not have to be a member of our parish. The Prayer Shawl Ministry reaches out to anyone of faith who is in need of prayers; male or female, young or not so young.

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Safe Environment Program

Volunteers who have not completed the Safe Environment requirements of the Diocese of Pittsburgh must do so ASAP.  Log onto www.diopitt.org.   Follow directions under the Safe Environment tab.  Contact Mary Louise Valentine at our church office with questions at 724-265-1030.

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Protecting God's Children

Does your child know the basic rules of emotional safety?  (If it feels wrong or uncomfortable tell your parent.)  Do your schools, churches, and youth organizations follow respected child protection policies?  If you don’t know, find out.

"Protecting God's Children" is an awareness and training program offered by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  This program is a mandatory requirement for anyone 18 years of age or older who is involved in ministry of any kind at our church.


DIOCESAN TOLL-FREE NUMBER FOR ABUSE RESPONSE
Toll Free number connected to Office of the Assistance Coordinator, Diocese of Pittsburgh, for use by anyone who feels they may be a victim of abuse by a priest or any other church personnel in the diocese. The number is 1-888-808-1235.
 
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAW
Any individuals, paid or volunteer, who come into contact with children in the course of his or her work are considered mandated reporters of child abuse. Mandated reporters having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to child abuse, or acts of child abuse, shall report immediately to the following agencies:
•  If you suspect a child is in imminent danger from abuse, please call 911 immediately.
•  Children and Youth Services: 412-473-2000
•  Abuse Hotline: 800-932-0313
Anyone making a report is immune from civil or criminal liability provided a report is made in good faith.

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Social Ministry

Social Ministry promotes the Catholic Social Doctrine to pray earnestly and act effectively in defense of human dignity, the family, social justice and global solidarity.

Our Social Ministry Service offers tangible assistance to those in need, along with referrals to the appropriate agencies for assistance with housing, utilities, rental assistance, legal aid, counseling services, health services and crisis assistance.

For more information, or to access a list of Social Ministry Resources and Services in the Pittsburgh / Allegheny County area, click on the "more" link below. 

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Transfiguration Prayer Group


We will be taking a vacation break in July, but please do not take a vacation from prayer and praise of our Lord.  Our next prayer group meeting will be Thursday, August 21 at 7:00 PM in the church.   If you need a ride, please call Judi Damon at 412-496-8582.
 

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Monthly Social Gathering


Thank you to CCD for hosting our April Socials.  We will begin our summer break for the monthly socials from May until October.   A big thank you to the Knights of Columbus, Rosary Society, Ladies of Charity, and CCD for acting as hosts throughout the year.  The Socials provide a nice opportunity to stop and talk to each other and enjoy some coffee and sweets at the same time.  Please come & join us in October.

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Knights of Columbus


Do you enjoy sharing experiences, laughs, and fellowship in a family friendly group?

That’s what our local Knights of Columbus council, Council #5501, does.  We experience the camaraderie of our brother knights, whether we are engaging in a fund raising effort to help those with special needs, cleaning the local highway, golfing, or meeting and praying together.  We enjoy fellowship and friendship with our families, friends and loved ones at numerous times, be it a Valentine's Day feast, a summer corn roast, a Pirate game, a New Year's party, a Mother's Day breakfast, or simply breaking bread together after Sunday Mass.  
 
Learn how you can partake in the fun and become a Knight of Columbus.  Call Rich Paszek at 724-265-4204, Tom Rudolph at 724-265-5260, or ask any Knight.

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Ladies of Charity


Our next regular meeting will be Tuesday, August 19, at 7:00 P.M. in the church meeting room.  All women of the parish are welcome to come to a meeting to see if they are called to this ministry of helping those in need.
 
Ladies of Charity members are reminded to pray every Monday morning at 9:00 A.M.  During July we pray for all those in our armed forces: that they may be kept safe as they continue to protect and uphold the freedom of our country.

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Rosary Society


Please join the Rosary Society in praying the Holy Rosary one half hour before Masses on the first weekend of each month.  The next Rosary Society meeting will be Tuesday, September 2 at 7:00 PM in the church.  Enjoy the summer and we hope to see all members, along with new members, come join us in the Fall!

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Contemporary Choir

The Contemporary Folk Group will be taking their summer break.  Our last Mass will be 10:00 A.M. on Pentecost Sunday, June 8th.  New members are always welcome.  Consider joining us in the Fall to enrich the worship service with your singing or musical talents!


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