Our Mission Statement
Saint Hilary is a Catholic community of faith responding to the call of Jesus
Empowered by the Holy Spirit our goal is to offer a lifelong opportunit of
education, and service. We commit ourselves to provide a reverent
celebration of the Eucharist. We foster good music for our
to raise our hearts and spirits. We offer a program
of religious education to all
members of our parish family and community
at large.We personally reach out
and share faith-filled lives within our
parish and beyond. We reflect Gods saving
love by promoting strong
ministries that enrich every aspect of Parish life.
320 Henderson Ave.
Washington, Pa. 15301
Reading for Sunday December 8th.2013
The Second Sunday of Advent
Matthew: 3 : 1-12
John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea
and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had spoken when he said:
A voice of one crying out in the desert,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.
John wore clothing made of camel’s hair
and had a leather belt around his waist.
His food was locusts and wild honey.
At that time Jerusalem, all Judea,
and the whole region around the Jordan
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees
coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers!
Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce good fruit as evidence of your repentance.
And do not presume to say to yourselves,
‘We have Abraham as our father.’
For I tell you,
God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit
will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
I am baptizing you with water, for repentance,
but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.
I am not worthy to carry his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fan is in his hand.
He will clear his threshing floor
and gather his wheat into his barn,
but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Reverend Thomas O'Neil Our Pastor
and Spiritual Leader Since June 1986
Congratulations on Your 27th Anniversary
as our Pastor
Reverend Thomas D. O'Neil, Pastor
Patti Watson, Director of Religious Education
Lou Florian, Director of Music
Mary Ann Stickel, Bereavement Counselor
Patty Muto, Administrative Assistant
Don Clutter, Custodian
Religious Education Office (CCD):
New members are always most welcome! Please call the Parish
Office to register. Moving into, within, or out of the Parish? Please
call and let us know. - 724-222-4087
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Our church and rectory are Handicap Accessible
We also offer devices for the hearing impared
One-Half hour before Weekend Masses.
Saturdays or Sundays by Appointment
Contact the Parish at least six months ahead of time.
|Sick and Elderly:
Communion calls are made each month. Anointing and hospital
are made as needed.. Please call when a loved one
of yours should be
visited at home or in the hospital.
Parishioners who are grieving the loss of a loved one are
encouraged to call Mary Ann Stickel, our Bereavement Counselor.
Her telephone number is 724-222-8704
Parish children are expected to receive Religious Education in our
Sunday school program (CCD) or at the nearby Catholic schools -
JFK or St. Patrick's For Sunday School (CCD) registration call
Patti Watson. Phone 724-225-0909 or 724-222-1381). All Parish
families are urged to worship together as a family at the Weekend
Mass of their choice.
Mondays at 12:00 Noon