The Diocese of Greensburg will allow parishes to recommence Holy Mass on June 1. At this time parishioners will be required to wear masks, remain six feet apart, and sit in every other pew. Additionally, the Sign of Peace will no longer include a handshake, instead we will turn to the person next to us and offer a reverential bow. All communicants will be encouraged to receive the Sacred Host in the hand and the chalice of the Precious Blood will not be offered to the congregation.  For the foreseeable future, all people will remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays. Those who are elderly or have a medical condition that puts them at greater risk for serious complications from this disease should especially use this dispensation. Additionally, those who feel vulnerable because of their age or health are encouraged to stay home, while those who are sick should not attend public Masses. Various streaming Masses will continue.

Pre-K (age 4 by 8/31/2020) through 6th grade members of our partner parishes are invited to a 'Son Surf Virtual Vacation Bible School' July 27-31online or at your convenience.  At home VBS kits will be dropped off to you. YouTube videos created by our teenagers will be accessible to those who registered.  Videos will give information on how to implement VBS at home along with providing content. A free will offering may be given. Please mail your check payable to Christ the King, 125 Park Road, Leechburg, PA 15650. Online Registration form: https://www.ctkleechburg.org/formation/Lists/SonSurfVacationBibleSchoolApplication/Item/newifs.aspx

Registration deadline is Sunday, July 19.

Members of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to a kayaking trip on the Kiskiminetas River on Sunday, July 12, beginning at 4 p.m. Please meet at the Rivers Edge dock in Parks Township at 3:30 p.m.  We will shuttle to the Vandergrift Bridge and take a 4-mile, 2-hour kayak trip to the River’s Edge dock.  The cost of the venture is $35 per person which includes kayak rental, equipment and the shuttle.  Those who have their own kayaks are welcome to shuttle with the group for a $12 fee. The $12 cost includes parking, a shuttle for the kayaker and their kayak, and access to River’s Edge private ramp.  To sign-up, please submit your name, phone number and $35 fee to the parish office by Friday, July 3.

Toddlers through 5th grade children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, and their extended family members, are invited to an outdoor movie night ‘drive-in’ style [in light of the coronavirus outbreak] in Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish parking lot beginning at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Because of the unemployment situation at this time, there is no cost for the event. Those who are interested in participating are to call [724-478-4958] or email [dsummerhill@dioceseofgreensburg.org] the parish office with your child(ren)’s name(s) and phone number by Monday, July 13. In case of inclement weather the event will be held on Friday, July 24.

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400 Kennedy Ave. 

East Vandergrift, PA 15629

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Apollo, PA 15613

United States

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