May 20, 2018

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Prayerful Sympathy is extended to the families of Leonard Dicton, Ellie Krushefski and Frederick Savitski. Please remember Leonard, Ellie and Frederick in prayer, along with their family and friends, during this difficult time of loss, pain and adjustment.

 

 


Holiday Office Hours – The Rectory Office will be closed on Friday, May 25th and Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. In case of emergency, please leave your name & phone # with our Answering Service.

Memorial Day Mass: Monday, May 28th at 9AM  at St. Anthony’s Cemetery Chapel.

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. Orders and payment are due by May 20th and can  be placed in the collection basket in an envelope marked “T-Shirts” or sent to the office. 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.

Deepest Prayerful Gratitude for continuing the prayerful tradition of placing Mother’s Day Mass Intentions upon our altar and to Jessica Lee, Mary & Marty Gabel, Rachel Kester, Jill Antall & Choir and all who participated in our May Crowning and Mother’s Day Carnation Sale! Double Thumbs Up!


Please Note: Procedural Change

Beginning the 1st Weekend of June, our 2nd Collection will be taken immediately after the 1st Collection. This symbolic change enables all gifts to be brought to the altar at the appropriate time. Thank you for adjusting!


Faith Formation / Ministry News

Faith Formation Classes will be held as usual this week.

Baptismal Instruction – The next class will be held on Monday, June 4th 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 Altar Server Class begins soon. All ages welcome! If interested, please call the rectory (570-779-9620) and leave name & phone #. Thanks for serving at Our Lord’s Table.

Prayer Shawl Meeting and Work Session will be held on Tuesday, June 5th 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.

 


Theme Baskets:

  • You can create your own basket
  • Make a $50.00+ donation and the committee will shop and create the basket for you
  • Join with family or friends to make a Basket.

Please place your donation in an envelope marked “Theme Basket” and drop in the collection basket. If you are making a basket, please call Sharon Baronitis at 570-639-0165 or 570-574-8129 to let her know the theme so that it won’t be duplicated. Thanks!

Pierogies

Pierogie Making for our Bazaar continues each Monday (except Memorial Day, May 28th) thru July 23rd. Please mark your calendars and plan to join the fun of our Pierogie Pinching Parties from 8AM onward. No experience necessary! Pierogie Prep starts at 7:30AM each Sunday before a Pierogie Monday. Volunteers for Sunday & Monday are most welcome & appreciated!

Help Needed to transport pierogies to our Park Freezers for an hour each Pierogie Monday Evenings. Please call the rectory if you are able to help.

 

Flea Market: “Treasures” may be brought to our church hall Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 8AM to 12Noon. Look for items around your home that are no longer used or wanted, but still serviceable. Please remember, we are unable to accept clothing, encyclopedias, stuffed animals, or TVs.

 

 


Father’s Day Mass Intention Cards & Spiritual Bouquet envelopes are available in our church vestibule and will be prayed for on Father’s Day and designated Masses in June. Thank you for continuing this prayerful tradition of placing the names of our living & deceased fathers, and those who were/are like a father to us, upon the altar.

Catholic Communication Campaign – Thank you for your generosity in donating $327.66 to last week’s collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Your support will help the CCC connect millions of people with Christ and spread the gospel message.

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!


BAPTISM AS THE ROOT OF VOCATION

             On this great feast of Pentecost, when we celebrate the inrushing of the Holy Spirit, it is good for us to recall our own baptism. Baptism is at the foundation of each Christian’s call, or vocation, to share in the ministry of Jesus Christ. For some, this means a response to the call to ordained ministry. For the vast majority of us, our vocation is played out in life’s relationships and everyday situations. Our ordained leaders have the responsibility of inspiring us to do the work of building the reign of God in those places where our daily routines take us: school, work, the gym, the supermarket, the mall, our dinner tables, around the television, or at the computer. At our baptism, we were given the gift of the Holy Spirit. In confirmation, we were sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The power to share in the ministry of Christ is planted within us. Let us be open to rediscovering the power of the Holy Spirit on this Pentecost and throughout the coming year.