This Fall our partner parishes will be sending care packages to our members who are away at college. We are in need of items to include in the packages, such as Twizzlers; Swedish fish; Oreos; single-serve soups, mac-n-cheese, and oatmeal; gift cards to Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, etc.; pudding cups; Nutella spread; Pop Tarts; Rice Krispies treats; Wheat Thins; cheese crackers; peanuts; granola bars; fruit roll ups; microwave popcorn, etc. If you are interested in donating any of these items, a box has been placed in the main vestibule of our churches to accept your contribution. All items must be received by Sunday, September 19. Those who are interested in assembling the items for packaging are asked to contact Father Vincent. Thank you for this consideration as we remember our parish members who are away at college.
Children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace (Sunday, October 31, after the 11 a.m. Mass) and Saint James (Saturday, October 30, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass) Parishes, as well as their relatives and friends, are invited to ‘Trunk or Treat’ in the church parking lots. Children who will be participating may wear their costumes to Mass and will receive treats in the parking lot from the trunks of participating parishioners. Children who will join us are to contact the parish office by Monday, October 25. In addition, parishioners who will be providing treats from their vehicles are asked to wear a face-covering as the children receive their treats. You will be contacted beforehand regarding the number of participants to expect. Parish members who will be providing treats are to contact the parish office by Monday, October 25.
All young adults of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes, as well as their family members and friends, are invited to this new parish program at Allusion Brewing Co. on 134 Grant Avenue in Vandergrift on Thursday, October 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic, Practical Ways to Put Our Faith into Action, will be delivered by Paul Niemiec. The format is a 20 minute presentation, 20 minute socializing, and 20 minute question/answer. All participants are responsible for their own beverages.
Toddlers through 5th grade children [as well as their family members and friends] in our partner parishes are invited to this event on the lawn next to the Saint James Parish activities center on Sunday, October 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Adults who will be accompanying the children may want to bring a lawn chair. The event will feature pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin painting, a campfire with smores and pizza mountain pies, games, a craft, and much more. There is no cost for the gathering, but reservations are necessary by contacting the parish office by Monday, October 18. In case of inclement weather the gathering will be held in the activities center.