Very Reverend John D. Byrnes, JV, JCL
New Mass Times - After a month-long bulletin survey, and with the consultation of our Parish Pastoral Council,
I announce our NEW SUNDAY MASS TIMES. The new schedule begins the weekend of May 26-27, 2018
Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM Sundays 8:00 AM
Summer 7:00 PM at the Shrine - Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend Fall/Winter/Spring 10:00 AM in the Basilica
MAY DAYS at the Basilica of St. Michael - May 26th & 27th at Our Lady of Loretto Hall – Live entertainment, baskets, flea market, silent auction, food, and beverages. Come join the fun and drop by for a while! Saturday, 4pm-8:30pm and Sunday, 11am-4pm. Baked Ziti Dinner starts at 11am on Sunday. Proceeds from the weekend festival benefit Our Lady of Loretto Hall and Tomorrow’s Hope (a shelter for Veterans with medical challenges). Please see our website www.basilicasm-loretto.org (Upcoming Events) for more information.
The 2nd Annual St. Michael’s Parish Picnic – Sunday, July 29, 2018….. will be a way for us to simply “be together” ….to get together, have some fun, enjoy good food and each other’s company. This is not a fundraiser, but rather an opportunity to gather as a parish family in Christ. Last year, our first picnic was a great event!
We will begin with a 12 Noon picnic buffet (chicken and meatballs provided by the parish from Route 53 Catering!, sides and desserts from parishioners) in Our Lady of Loretto Community Hall ….indoor/outdoor games for the children (sack races, piñata, balloon toss, dunking booth. My hope is to encourage our old and new parish families to get to know each other on a relaxing afternoon! The picnic would be completed prior to the 7 PM Sunday Night Outdoor Mass, which all are invited to attend. As a special treat, our entertainment will be the entertainer ZUPE from 1 to 4 PM. “Zupe continues to be one of the area’s top showmen” write Jim Price of Pennsylvania Musician Magazine. Zupe will perform hits from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and probably a polka or two!
Memorial Day Parade and Mass - On Memorial Day, participants in the parade are to gather at the top of town in the SFU parking lot. The parade will begin at 9:30AM. I will celebrate Mass at the outdoor Shrine of Our Lady of the Alleghenies at 10:00AM (in case of inclement weather, inside the Basilica).We will proceed to our cemetery for military services following Mass. Questions? Call the Loretto American Legion at 472-9966.