April 22, 2018

Weekly Bulletin – PDF | Ministry Schedules


2nd Banns of Marriage are announced between David Brozena of our parish family and Allison Scalzo of St. Joseph Marello, Pittston.




Prayerful Congrats to Joshua Koval, Jason Singer and their families, who received the Bishop’s Youth Award at St. Peter’s Cathedral this week. We’re humbly proud of you!



Coming Soon: “Resurrection” to the kneelers in our pews!



Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to the following who assisted our church housekeeper, Anet during the Easter Season: Rose Feddock for helping to ensure our Easter Flowers beautifully bloom as well as Barbara Sura and Karen Washicosky for shining our pews… as well as all who help beautify our church. “Spot-on” and “Double Thumbs Up!”

Parish Logo T-Shirts and Polo Shirts

On display in our vestibule this weekend are samples of our parish logo t-shirts and polo shirts in royal blue which help to support the efforts of our Social Concerns Committee. For more information, please call Judy at 570-430-9804 or Barbara at 570-779-4176. Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to all who make this possible.

Please Note: The Rectory Office will be closed on Monday, April 23rd. In case of emergency, please leave your name & phone # with our Answering Service.

Faith Formation / Ministry News

Faith Formation Classes will be held as usual this week.

Movie Night: Saturday, April 28th after the 4PM Mass, a viewing of the movie “Coco” will be held in the church basement. Refreshments will be provided.


Meeting for Pastoral Council Members on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30PM in our Church Hall with Mary Anne Malone, our Diocesan Facilitator.

Baptismal Instruction – The next class will be held on Monday, May 7th 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.

New Ministry Schedule: we will begin working on the new schedule for June/July. If there is a particular weekend, you do not wish to be scheduled, please contact the rectory office by May 9th.

Prayer Shawl Meeting and Work Session will be held on Tuesday, May 8th 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. Your help is needed: 30 Afghans have been made for this year’s bazaar, 20 more are still needed.  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.

Video for “Relics of the Passion” coming soon. – Watch Bulletin for details!

Mother’s Day Mass Intentions – Mother’s Day Cards and Spiritual Bouquet envelopes are available in our church vestibule. Intentions will be prayed at all Masses on Mother’s Day, as well as designated Masses throughout the month of May. Thank you for continuing this beautiful prayerful tradition of honoring our living and deceased Mothers.

Capital Campaign Payments are due. Please place payment in an envelope marked “Capital Campaign” and drop in the collection basket or send to the rectory. Thank you!

Easter Flowers available to take home – Some of the beautiful plants that adorned our Sanctuary – are now available – in the church hall. Look for your “adopt-a-flower” card! Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to all who “blossomed!”

 Visits to the Sick & Homebound

If you or a relative are admitted to a hospital, please notify the Admissions Office that you are a member of St. John’s Parish, Larksville. If admitted to Geisinger Hospital, you also need to the notify the rectory if you would like a visit. Also, please make sure that the patient signs the Hippa form. This is necessary so that when we contact the hospital we know who from our parish is a patient. We cannot visit a patient with referrals other than family members. Relatives also need to call the Rectory, when the patient is admitted, to inform us of anyone admitted to a nursing home, rehabilitation center or hospital so we can visit them. Thanks for helping us to help others.

Coming Soon: “Resurrection” to the kneelers in our pews!

Treasure the Fleas! Watch bulletin for dates & times to once again donate “fleaful” treasures to Flea Market 2018! Thanks!

2018 Synod on Youth & Vocations

This fall, hundreds of bishops will gather in Rome for a special synod on “Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment.” Their purpose is to discuss the ways that young people encounter Jesus in today’s world, and to ensure the Church is helping them to discover their vocations. The synod begins in October.