THE GRAND OLE LADY’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED

THE GRAND OLE LADY’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED: The pipe organ at Immaculate Conception Church has been nick-named “The Grand Ole Lady” by our organist Bob Broderick who, through the years, has “fallen in love” with her. Unfortunately the Grand Lady has been on life support for YEARS. And as Bob has realised more and more recently she is now in her final days. A very SAD situation for the parish family, which has been blessed with her presence for a century. In 1919 the Tellers-Kent Organ Company in Erie, Pennsylvania crafted an INCREDIBLE pipe organ that was destined for the relatively newly-built Church of the Immaculate Conception about 175 miles to the south-south east in Connellsville. The chur

ORDER OUT OF CHAOS

ORDER OUT OF CHAOS: Sacred Writ begins with these verses: In the be-ginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:1-2). In other words, the story of salvation (which, at its most fundamental level, is what the bible IS) begins with God bringing ORDER out of CHAOS. But merely two chapters later God's order is thrown back into chaos as Adam and Eve disobey God's command (read: they SIN). Sin IS chaos. Well, my brothers and sisters, there has been a lot of SIN (read: chaos) in Our Lady Queen of the Yough ever since the incorporation of Saint Al

AS CHRISTMAS 2018 COMES TO AN END...

AS CHRISTMAS 2018 COMES TO AN END...I want to take the opportunity to offer my sincere THANKS to all those who worked so hard to make our Christmas celebrations at Our Lady, Queen of the Yough's parishes so GLORIOUS! First, to the individuals who laboured to make the worship space in each church appropriately festive for this most holy season. Second, to all our liturgical ministers (altar servers, lectors, ushers, MCs) without whom proper celebration of the Sacred Ministries would be impossible. I especially thank those who went above and beyond by either serving at more than one Mass, or serving at a Mass that was NOT their first choice. Third, to Cindy Hanses who graciously agreed to sign

BACK TO THE FUTURE!

BACK TO THE FUTURE! With Christmas and New Year's Day falling on a Tuesday AND with Tuesday being "bulletin day" (the day on which the bulletin must be sent to the publisher) AND with Karen our superbly skilled secretary off on Fridays we are way, WAY, WAY ahead of ourselves with bulletins. With this Epiphany bulletin we have reached the peak of the "peering into the future" insanity. I am writing this nearly a week BEFORE Christmas and you are reading it nearly two weeks AFTER! Thus I am going to write about things that from YOUR perspective dear reader are past, but from my perspective are still to come. And things may NOT turn out the way I am assuming that they will! One of our long-stan

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