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400 Kennedy Ave. 

East Vandergrift, PA 15629

United States

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109 Owens View Avenue

Apollo, PA 15613

United States

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Each year the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Nicholas, the 4th century bishop of Myra in Asia Minor and patron saint of children.  This year Saint Nicholas will visit with the children and adults of our partner parishes in the vestibule of the churches after each of our Masses on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8.  Everyone is welcome to say hello to Saint Nick.

Saint James monthly vendor fair will be held in Saint James Parish Center, 109 Owens View Avenue, Apollo on Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  All vendors are needed.  The cost with electric is $20/table, and without $15/table.  The event will be held rain or shine.  Call Linda at 724-882-8776 to register or if you have questions.

Christmas Mass Schedule

 

Children’s Christmas Eve Mass

(combined Mass for both parishes)

Tuesday, December 24, 4 p.m.

Saint James Church

 

Our Lady, Queen of Peace Church

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 6 p.m.

 

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 11 a.m.

 

Saint James Church

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24, 10 p.m.

 

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, December 10, 7 p.m.

Saint Margaret Mary Church, Lower Burrell

 

Wednesday, December 11, 7 p.m.

Saint James Church, Apollo

 

Tuesday, December 17, 7 p.m.

Mount Saint Peter Church, New Kensington

 

Wednesday, December 18, 7 p.m.

Christ the King Church, Leechburg

Children and adults are welcome to help decorate our parish Christmas tree.  Hundreds of ornaments will be used and many hands will be needed.

In appreciation for all who volunteer and/or minister in our partner parishes we are holding an Epiphany Party to which you and one guest are invited.  The dinner will be held in the activities center of Saint James Parish on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 5 p.m.  The event will include a dinner followed by a game of stinkier bingo, a sing-along, and a 50/50 drawing. Those who will be attending must RSVP to the parish office by December 30, 2019.

Toddlers through 5th grade children are invited to this event in the social hall of Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish on Friday, December 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The event will include ice fishing; Christmas bingo; ornament making; reindeer craft; a visit, photo and sing-along with Santa; pizza, cookies and hot chocolate; and more!  The cost is $5 per child with a maximum cost of $10 per family.  Registration is necessary by Monday, December 9.

Children of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and Saint James Parishes are welcome to dress as a shepherd or an angel and join us for the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass [combined Masses for our partner parishes] in Saint James Church on Tuesday, December 24, at 4 p.m.  The shepherds may bring a walking stick and a stuffed farm animal and the angels may bring a star mounted on a stick.  The children will meet in the vestibule at 3:45 p.m.

Parishioners and friends [must be at least 21 years of age] are invited to a day at Rivers Casino on Tuesday, January 21.  The motor coach will depart from the Saint James Church parking lot at 9 a.m. and then from Our Lady, Queen of Peace parking lot at 9:15 a.m.  We will be at the casino for 5 hours.  The cost is $25 per person and includes $30 in free play.  To sign-up, contact the parish office by Thursday, January 2.