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Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, June 10, 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,  June 10

   9:00  Frank & Mary Strobel -

            Nieces, Pat Kinsman & Barbara Jacobs

 11:15  Joseph & Mary Metura - Daughters & Families

 

Monday, June 11  ST. BARNABAS

  7:00  Dolores Mrackoski - Husband, Albert

 

Tuesday, June 12  ST. JOHN OF SAHAGUN

  7:00  Gerald Lalus - Family

  5:30  St. Anthony of Padua Novena

            

Wednesday, June 13  ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

  7:00 Feast of St. Anthony - Tony English

            

Thursday, June 14   ST. FRANCIS SOLANO

 7:00  Deceased Members of the Organek Family -

          Mary Krisanda

 

Friday, June 15    ST. GERMAINE OF PIBRAC

 7:00  William Jude Reiss - Family          

            

Saturday, June 16 

  4:00  Walter & Angela Page - Page Family

 

Sunday, June 17   

  9:00   Living & Deceased Fathers & Grandfathers 

11:15   Living & Deceased Fathers & Grandfathers                                                                                                                                                                                          

SANCTUARY VOTIVES

In Memory of Mary, Helen, & Stella Baluta -

By Dave & Theresa Talacka

 

BLESSED MOTHER CANDLE

In Memory of Dave Richards, Sr. -

By Wife, Theresa

 

SACRED HEART CANDLES

In Memory of Frank Revitt -

By Wife, Geraldine

                                

FROM THE PASTOR

"Lord, grant me Serenity".  Stress can result from feeling powerless in difficulties, yet change isn't always up to us.  Knowing when to step back and surrender can actually bring peace.  When faced with what we cannot change, try these tips for increasing feelings of serenity and peace.  "My peace I give you".  (John 14:27).  Remember, Jesus does not want us to be troubled by worldly concerns.  When you feel yourself starting to worry or sew about a difficult situation (or person), act out your belief that your prayers for resolution will be answered.  Substitute positive, cheerful thoughts for negative ones.  God is in control.  "Rejoice in the Lord always, I shall say it again Rejoice!" (Philippians 4:14).  Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).  While we hope to be strong witnesses of our faith, not everyone will see us that way.  Sometimes sharp words or critical comments from others can disturb our peace.  Feedback can be helpful, but it anyone gets to you for more than a day or two, consult someone whom you trust for a better perspective.  "I can do all things in Him who strengthens Me" (Philippians 4:13).  Take every opportunity to appreciate your place in God's Kingdom.  Relish the tasks you have been given, for a job well done brings satisfaction and increased contentment.  Several years ago, I found this reflection and it has helped me to rise above life's challenges and frustration.  Give them a try and by the grace of God through prayer and the sacraments you can find the serenity we badly need when life gets difficult. 

 

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA NOVENA

This Wednesday, June 13, marks the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua's novena.  This is the ending of the thirteen Tuesdays culminating with the feast day.  Our parish has held this devotion for several years now.  All donations during the retreat help fund our charitable causes throughout the year.  May God bless all who faithfully attend. 

 

LIGHT THE FIRE

This is a fantastic Youth Rally held every year at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA.  It will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m.  It is our hope that our youth group and others will attend.  Parish will pay for registration fees. 

 

ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE

With the month of May  comes the request for JELLY,  Your response to the appeal has been commendable.  We continue to be one of the most supportive to the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen.  Please continue your donations and may God bless you. 

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN

The Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish will meet on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm in the rectory.  Plans for the September Bingo will be discussed.  Hostesses are Karen Godleski and Marie Bozentka.  All women of the parish are invited to attend. 

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

It is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Byron Complex, the University of Scranton.  The theme of the conference will be "Refresh Your Faith".  Outstanding speakers, beautiful music and Mass celebrated by Bishop Bambera.  For information or to register:  diocesofscranton.ord?catholic-womens-conference.  Parish will pay fees.   

 

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. 

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC?

Thinking of becoming a Catholic?  Have you received all the sacraments to be fully received as a Catholic?  If you are interested, call the rectory or June Swida @ 570-825-4966.  The opportunity presents itself to you.  Don't hesitate, we'll be happy to assist you. 

 

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.