Msgr. Roos was known for humility, selfless service to Peru's poor
Msgr. John Kozar said that Msgr. Jules Roos had the uncanny ability to inspire others to help him in his mission work. It was hard to say no to him.
"His love of the poor was infectious," he said.
Msgr. Kozar lauded the dedication of Msgr. Roos -- known affectionately as Father Julio -- during a memorial Mass March 23 at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood.
Msgr. Roos died Feb. 16 at the age of 82 and was buried among the people he loved in Chimbote, Peru, where he served for 50 years.
Bishop David Zubik presided at the Mass.
My dear loved ones of the Church of Pittsburgh,
Last year, I wrote to you at Easter about our special delight in a spring that arrived earlier than expected. The darkness of winter was long gone and flowers had been peeking out of the earth early.
What a difference a year makes! Holy Week began with a Monday snowstorm throughout our region, topping off a long, cold and dreary winter that seemed to begin well before Advent and has stretched throughout Lent.
We all know darkness, we all know cold, we all know weariness.
April 6, 2013
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Catholic men gathering April 6
"Be Not Afraid": The choice is yours
Pittsburgh Catholic Staff Report
It's time for men in the Diocese of Pittsburgh to make a choice: continue to make excuses or "Be Not Afraid?"
As Jim Zern, chairman of this year's Gathering of Catholic Men, wrote in a recent promotional e-mail, the exc
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HT: Holy Thursday
GF: Good Friday
HS: Holy Saturday
ES: Easter Sunday
St. Agnes, West Mifflin
Bishop Zubik links new Holy Father to St. Joseph
Bishop David Zubik noted that in the space of six days Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had gone from relative obscurity to having the world fall in love with him.
"How about our new Francis?" he remarked. "Our pope, our pastor."
Bishop Zubik reflected on the new pontiff during a Mass in celebration of the election of Pope Francis March 19 at St. Paul Cathedral.
Almost all churches will be open to prayerful pilgrims
Catholics in the Diocese of Pittsburgh again will duplicate the ancient practice of visiting seven churches on Holy Thursday, March 28.
The tradition probably originated in Rome, where early pilgrims visited the seven major basilicas as penance.
Pope Boniface VIII revived the pilgrimage tradition in 1300 with the establishment of the Jubilee Year, and Rome became a center for pilgrimages.
Pastors report overwhelming response to campaign
Attendance figures varied among parishes for the diocese's "The Light is on for You" campaign, but pastors noted the presence of many people who had been away from the sacrament of reconciliation for many years.
"It was an opportunity for them to come back anonymously," said Father William Feeney, pastor of Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Just about all of the 203 parishes of the Diocese of Pittsburgh opened their doors between 6 and 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh – A memorial Mass for Monsignor H. Jules Roos will be celebrated by Bishop David A. Zubik on Saturday, March 23 at St. Paul Cathedral at 12:05 p.m.
Msgr. Roos, a Pittsburgh native, died in Chimbote, Peru, on February 16 at age 82. As a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, he had served as a missionary to the people of Chimbote, considered one of the most poverty-stricken areas in Peru, for nearly 50 years.
With another priest from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and the assistance of religious sisters of the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Dominicans, Msgr.
Subject of research project speaks at Catholic school
When Jan Scheuermann of Whitehall felt she wasn’t doing a good job with robotic tasks, her doctor reminded her that, considering she is the only one in the world providing this work, she was doing just fine.
Scheuermann gave a presentation Feb. 8 to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students at her home parish, St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Pleasant Hills.