October 14, 2018
|We prayerfully salute our Confirmation Class, Sponsors, Catechists & Families|
|as they welcome God’s Spirit to confirm their Baptismal commitment. May we prayerfully assist their growth in faith.|
|Cody Andrew Delayo||Kiara Elizabeth Kane||Joshua Sebastian Koval|
|Kaylie Marea Skovira||Rachel Marciana Suda||Casey Oliver Weaver|
|You have been called to set out on the journey of faith in search of truth, justice and love. Open wide your hearts to God!|
|Let yourselves be surprised by Him! Let others see your love for Christ and your desire to build a better world!|
Prayerful Sympathy is extended to the family of Barbara Morris Benesky . Please remember Barbara in prayer, along with her family and friends, during this difficult time of loss, pain and adjustment.
Jensen Michael Lakey was welcomed into our faith through the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend. Prayerful Baptismal Congrats to his parents, godparents, family and friends
1st and 2nd Banns of Marriage are announced between Amanda O’Brien and Michael Zaleskas, both of our parish family.
Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for all who participated in our Blessing of Animals and Rosary Rally.
Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to all who donated so generously to last weekend’s second collection for the victims of Hurricane Florence. The collection has amounted to $659.00 thus far.
Please Note: This week, kneeler replacement continues. Thank you for adjusting your kneeling!
Our Candlelight Service will occur at the 7PM Mass on All Souls’ Day, November 2nd.
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: Today our 2nd collection for Care/Education of Priests will be taken.
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.
Baptismal Instruction – The next class will be held on Monday, November 5th at 7PM in the church hall. If you are expecting or recently had a baby, please call the rectory office to register for this class.
Meeting for Pastoral Council Members on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30PM in our Church Hall with Mary Anne Malone, our Diocesan Facilitator. All Finance Council Members are requested to be present.
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!
World Mission Sunday
Next Weekend, October 20/21, we are called to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. As Catholics around the world – here at home and in the Missions – gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, let us… Pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work and Offer financial help through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Envelopes are available in the vestibule to assist with your donations next weekend. Thank You!
Abortion is a serious issue in our nation today, taking the lives of thousands of unborn children each year. As a Church, we do not condone abortion and must do everything we can to oppose legislation that permits this act.
Today, we also recognize the need for reconciliation. We must strive to create a culture of life that provides true freedom for each mother and father, allowing them to choose life knowing that their decision will be supported by our society.
Respecting life means that we must not only oppose abortion, but also support life-giving services and benefits that enable parents to provide for their families. An authentic pro-life mission is one that provides a “preferential option” for the poor and vulnerable, placing our concern for the poor at the forefront of our faith’s mission.