July 1, 2018

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Prayerful Birthday Wishes to Joseph Fender as he celebrates 91 years of Our Lord’s Blessings.



Prayerful Congrats to our additional graduates: Ron Grevera from Crestwood High School and Jason Singer from Wyoming Valley West High School.




Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to all who volunteered and beautifully landscaped our church/rectory grounds! Double-Double Thumbs Up!

Our Novena to St. Anne – A Novena to St. Anne will be prayed after our weekday morning Masses, Saturday’s 4PM & Sunday’s 8AM Masses beginning Wednesday, July 18th thru Thursday, July 26th. Copies of the Novena are available in Vestibule to take home.

Did your Younger Son or Daughter take home a free copy of “Kidsword” today?  Available in our church vestibule.

Needed for Bazaar: Artistic Volunteers to print/create signs for Stands, etc. Please call rectory and leave your name & phone #. Thanks!

Mark the Date: Bazaar Meeting on Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30PM in the Church Hall.

Bazaar Sign-Up Sheets – Volunteers are the back-bone of our parish family picnic. Please fill out the sign-up sheet included with your bazaar tickets. You can volunteer in more than one area listed. Thank You!

Faith Formation / Ministry News

Registrations for next year are now due. Please return it to the rectory office or drop in the collection basket. No payment is required until the start of classes in the fall.

God may be calling you… to be a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Altar Server, Usher, Greeter, or Choir Member. Thanks for answering His call by calling the rectory at 570-779-9620.

Baptismal Instruction – The next class will be held this Monday, July 2nd 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.

Please Note our Bulletin Insert: Pastoral Council Spring 2018 Goals. Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to our Pastoral Council, Mary Anne Malone, Diocesan Facilitator,  and Rachel Kester for preparing this report.

1st Friday Calls will be made as usual this week.

Litany to the Sacred Heart will be prayed after Mass on Friday, July 6th.

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.

1st Communion Pictures & DVDs are in the Sacristy for those who ordered. Please pick up your child’s photo & DVD after Mass this weekend.

Relics of the Passion Videos may now be ordered! Order Forms are available in Church Vestibule and Sacristy. Please return forms by July 2nd. Thanks!

New Ministry Schedule: we will begin working on the new ministry schedule for August/September. If there is a particular weekend you do not wish to be scheduled, please contact the rectory office by July 10th.

Peter’s Pence

Next weekend, our second collection will be for the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Please be generous. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence. Envelopes are available in our church vestibule to assist with your donations. Thank you for your support.

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.

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!

Deepest Prayerful Gratitude to all who donated $348.78 to last weekend’s ARC-PA Collection.