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Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Reverend John S. Terry, Pastor 

Msgr. Alexander T. Kulik, Pastor Emeritus & Rev. Theodore L. Obaza, Pastor Emeritus

            Father Richard G. Ghezzi - In Residence

            Deacon Joseph DeViza

 

MASSES FOR THE WEEK

Sunday,  September 23

   9:00  Felicisma  Saria - Carmel Saria   

 11:15  Monsignor Bernard Yarrish - Christian Women

 

Monday, September 24   ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE

  7:00  Maggie Zasada - Lucille Hopeck & Family

 

Tuesday, September 25    ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO

  7:00  Martha Lukacinsky - Sabina & Tom Vojtek

            

Wednesday, September 26  ST. EMILY DE RODAT

  7:00  Helen Kashel Dvornetski - Leo & Helen Kashel

            

Thursday, September 27   ST. EUSTACE, MARTYR

 7:00  Elizabeth Franckowiak - Husband, Matt & Sons

 

Friday, September 28    ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE

 7:00  Anthony & Ann Gluchowski - S, Joseph & Family    

            

Saturday, September 29 

  4:00  Regina & Joseph J. Sobeck -

           Mary Johann & Joseph Sobeck

 

Sunday, September 30  

  9:00  Gluhanick & Swida Families - Len & June Swida

11:15   Rebecca Shubilla - James Haddock

                                                                                                                                                       

SANCTUARY VOTIVES

For all Hurricane Victims

 

SACRED HEART CANDLES

In Memory of Dominick Procida -

By Daughter, Carolyn Graziano

 

FROM THE PASTOR

I came across this Obituary and thought it contained a very valuable message about Stewardship.  As we are in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign it is very relevant to all of us here at Our Lady of Hope Parish.  Our parish was sadden to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, SOMEONE ELSE.  Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.  Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, someone did far more than a normal persons share of work.  Whenever there was a job to do or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list

LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT."  Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well  as results.  It was common knowledge that someone else was among the most liberal givers in our parish.  Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed someone else would make up the difference.  Someone else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing super human.  Were the truth be known, everybody expected too much of SOMEONE ELSE.  Now someone else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it?  Who is going to do the things SOMEONE ELSE did?  When you are asked to help this year with the Stewardship time, talent and treasure, remember, we can't depend on SOMEONE ELSE did.  When you are asked to help this year with the Stewardship time, talent and treasure, remember, we can't depend on SOMEONE ELSE anymore.  Our Lady of Hope is depending on you or is it once again SOMEONE ELSE we're pointing at?  Be good Stewards of your time, talent and treasures. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Every year at the beginning of the month of October, our parish conducts a day of Eucharistic Adoration.  It is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018.  Following the 7:00 am First Friday Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be placed in exposition in the Marian Chapel until 5:30 pm. We are asking for your participation in this adoration, giving an hour of your time to be spent in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  A sign up sheet will be on the table at the parking lot side of the Church beginning next weekend.  Devotional materials will be available for personal prayer and meditation.  A concluding service will be held at 5:30 pm.  

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

The Council will meet on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm in the rectory meeting room.  Sub-Committee reports will be presented. 

 

FIRST PENANCE ATTENTION PARTS/GUARDIANS

It is scheduled for Sunday, October 7, at Marymount Parish Center at 10:00 am.  All are required to attend.

 

FALL FESTIVAL DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERS, BOOTH SPONSOR

How can you help make our Fall Festival a success?  We need theme baskets and donations for our stands and prizes for our raffle ticket.  Could you sponsor a booth ($100.00). you can make it in memory of someone, in thanksgiving, business ad, or just in your name.  We are in great need of volunteers!  Serving tables, especially.  Contact Andrea Grella @ 570-256-7948 if interested.  We received a $50.00 gift certificate for Home Depot from Eleanor Markowski:  $50.00 gift certificate for Walmart from Donna Malak, a Microwave Oven from Joseph Sobeck and a Mainstays Cookware Set from Mary Johann Sobeck.   

 

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN - 2018

As we come to an end of our parish campaign we have to date realized $24,205.00.  We are so proud and grateful to all who made a donation.  It is an appeal above and beyond your regular offerings.  As you saw last week our insurance alone is $34,000.00.  We will continue to ask those who still haven't made one.  Please consider a helping hand.  God bless. 

 

WELCOME

Elena Ann Lakkis was recently received into our community of faith through the waters of Baptism.  We ask your prayers for her and for Nicolas & Rachel Lakkis, her parents.  God bless this little angel. 

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN MEETING

The next meeting will be scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 in the rectory.  Hostesses will be Jane Wojtowicz and Loretta Sufrinko.  All women of the parish are invited. 

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN ANNUAL TURKEY BINGO AND RAFFLE

It will be held at Marymount Parish Center on Sunday, September 23rd.  Doors open at 12::00 noon. Early bird is 1:00 pm.  Donation is $3.00.  Raffle tickets can be purchase.  The money raised benefits the children of our parish, religious education and the Annual Christmas Breakfast.  Awards are also given at the end of the CCD year.  You are invited. 

 

ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE

The poor and the hungry will always be with us.  A number of our parishioners have a good heart in counting their blessings and extend a helping hand to the less fortunate.  Week after week you are there for them.  This month the request is for PEANUT BUTTER.  God bless your generosity. 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA SHRINE

A buss pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 to commemorate the Feast of the Holy Rosary.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.  Cost of the trip is $45.00 which includes the bus, hot buffet, Polish luncheon served at the shrine and driver gratuity.  Breakfast items will be served on the bus.  If interested or for more information, please call Theresa Lisiewski @ 570-822-0831.  Arrival time home will be approximately 5:00 p.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP CATHOLIC MEDIA DISPLAY

Stop by to see the new display of inspiring pamphlets, books, CDs and more an be found in the foyer of our right side entrance, near the Marion Chapel.  These books are from the Stewardship Mission of Faith Organization.  They sell these items at a very large discount.  Their Mission is to be a resource to anyone who seeks to grow spiritually. 

 

OUR LADY OF HOPE - MISSION STATEMENT

The people of our Lady of Hope Parish are called to be a welcoming community of faith, hope and love; committed to Jesus Christ and to His Gospel; to grow in our love for others as Jesus loves us.  Through the prayerful intercession of Mary, our Patroness, we seek to live in unity and hope as we strive to assist those in need through our good works, sacrifices and stewardship.

By celebrating the Mass and Sacraments, by providing various opportunities for Catholic Education, by calling forth more of our members to ministries and service, we seek to help one another grow closer to the Lord in this life as we journey together towards the complete happiness that awaits us in Heaven. 

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC?

Have you thought about becoming Catholic?  If you are, please call the office.  If you are not a Catholic or a Non-Catholic Christian, we invite you to consider joining our community. 

 

PARISH MEMBERSHIP

Every month we have been welcoming new parishioners and their families.  It is wonderful to see new faces and an interest in becoming a part of our Parish community.  If you are still "on the fence" and feel now is the time to join us, membership forms are found at the doorways.  You can also call the parish office.  Any questions, don't hesitate to call.  Our phone number is 824-7832.

 

PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Almighty God, Father of all nations, for Freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal 5:1).  We praise and bless you for the gift of religious liberty, the foundation of human rights, justice, and the common good.  Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect and promote our liberties; by your grace may we have the courage to defend them, for ourselves and for all those who live in this blessed land.  We ask this through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, our patroness, and in the name of your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with whom you live and reign, one God forever and ever.  Amen.