October 7, 2018
Prayerful Sympathy is extended to the families of Henry O’Dell, our parish family member and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Marie Sickler, Fr. Bob’s Mom and David Bencho, brother of our parish member, Kim DeMuzzio. Please remember Henry, Marie and David in prayer, along with their family and friends, during this difficult time of loss, pain and adjustment.
Prayerful Congrats to Joseph & Irene Gimble as they celebrate their 62nd Wedding Anniversary.
Prayerful Wedding Congrats to Jonathan Royer & Lauren Lehman who were joined in Marriage this weekend. May the love they have for each other be but a glimpse and breadth of the love God has for them.
Prayerful Birthday Wishes to Geraldine Wardzel who recently celebrated 90 years of Our Lord’s Blessings.
All Souls Day Mass Intention Envelopes are available in our church vestibule. They will be prayed for at our All Souls Day Masses and designated Masses throughout November. Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for continuing this beautiful tradition of remembering our deceased loved ones.
Please Note: The Rectory Office will be closed on Wednesday, October 10th. In case of emergency, please leave your name & phone # with our Answering Service.
Volunteer/s Needed to Open Church on Sunday Mornings at 7AM. Your assistance is deeply appreciated by calling 570-779-9620.
Please Keep our Confirmation Class, their Sponsors and Catechists in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate this Sacrament today. Thanks!
Please Note: This week, kneeler replacement continues. Thank you for adjusting your kneeling!
Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for the beautiful, humorous, scrumditily-umptious and generous greetings that celebrated another year of life… ditto gratitude for another year of praising God together!
Faith Formation / Ministry
- Classes will be held as usual this week.
Prayer Shawl Gathering will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 6PM in the church hall. All are invited and welcome to join our ministry. If someone you know needs a prayer shawl please contact the rectory. If you aren’t able to attend a meeting, but want to donate a lap robe, shawl or afghan, please contact the rectory office. Thanks!
If you aren’t able to make an afghan, monetary donations are most welcome and appreciated. They can be made via collection basket (place in an envelope marked “Yarn/Afghans”) or sent to the rectory office. Thank You for helping us to help others.
Ministry Schedules for October/November are available for pick-up in the Sacristy and are on our parish website
“A Broken Lamb” is coming for Christmas! Watch Bulletin for details about our new Christmas Play!
Rosary Rally will be held at our Prayer Garden on October 13th at 12PM. Every year, America Needs Fatima organizes thousands of Public Square Rosary Rallies all across our great nation to pray for America and the conversion of sinners as Our Lady of Fatima requested. All are invited to attend!
Can you believe it…
It’s almost time for our Advent Pierogie Sale!
Our Pierogie Pinching Parties begin Monday, October 29th and continue Mondays thru December 10th (except Monday after Thanksgiving, November 26th). Everyone is Invited & Welcome! No Experience Necessary! Any amount of time you can volunteer is greatly appreciated. Pierogies are $9 per dozen. Please call Mary Mack at 570-779-3626 between 9AM and 7PM to place your orders. Order early, avoid the rush!
Hurricane Florence Emergency Collection
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has requested that a special collection be taken up in all parishes to support the victims and the Church impacted by Hurricane Florence. Today, there is an emergency second collection in each parish for this purpose. These funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA as they reach out to provide humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from these storms. Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for making this weekend’s Second Collection a prayerful and financial success.
Please Note: Due to this weekend’s Emergency Collection – our 2nd collection for Care/Education of Priests will be taken next weekend, October 13/14.
Respect Life Sunday
Today, we celebrate and honor the inviolable dignity of each and every human life. We recognize the sin of abortion, physician-assisted suicide, our state’s death penalty, and all other actions that threaten the life and dignity of the human person.
On this day, we also recognize the ways in which our own Church, throughout its history, has failed to protect its young people and to respect the integrity of their claims against its clergy members.
This Sunday, we ask you to pray for all vulnerable members of our community, from the unborn to the struggling family. We pray especially for healing for all those who feel isolated, hopeless, or ashamed. We also continue to pray for those who feel pressure to make difficult decisions with regard to respecting life, and with those in positions of power, that we may support them as a community of faith to create a culture of life.