Our Mission Statement
Saint Hilary is a Catholic community of faith responding to the call of Jesus Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit our goal is to offer a lifelong opportunit of worship,
education, and service. We commit ourselves to provide a reverent and prayerful
celebration of the Eucharist. We foster good music for our liturgica celebrations
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 14th.2014
3rd. Sunday of Advent
John 1: 6-8, 19-28
A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.
And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to him to ask him, “Who are you?” He admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, “I am not the Christ.” So they asked him, “What are you then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.”
So they said to him, “Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?” He said: “I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, ‘make straight the way of the Lord,’” as Isaiah the prophet said.” Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?” John answered them, “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
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