Mary Ann Borick - Husband, Steve
J. Long - Mom & Family
Monday, April 23 ST. GEORGE
7:00 Stella Krakovsky - Son, Albert
Tuesday, April 24 ST. FIDELIS
Marcell Lakkis - Hal Gabriel & Lisa Kinney
Anthony of Padua Novena
April 25 ST. MARK
7:00 Francis Pekol
April 26 ST. RICHARIUS
7:00 Frances Elaine Braden - Husband, Bruce
Friday, April 27
Lori Lamoreaux - Frank & Debbie Frank
Saturday, April 28
& Dolores Falkowski -
Son, Norbert & Wife, Patty
Sunday, April 29
Edith Yurkavage - Jim & Sandy Tomasura
Danowski - Danowski Family
In Memory of Rita &
Edward Zasada, Jr. -
In Memory of Stanley
By Wife & Family
In Memory of Emilie
By Family -
FROM THE PASTOR
this weekend we celebrate "Good
Shepherd" Sunday. It is always scheduled on the Fourth Sunday
of the Easter Season. I am reminded of this story.
Students at the parish school were learning about Jesus and His role
as the Good Shepherd. They were given a month to memorize
Psalm 23, which they would have to recite at a school assembly with
the pastor and all the parents attending. When the night came,
the first student nervously stepped up to the microphone and began,
"The Lord is My Shepherded", then his mind went blank as a wall.
The parents waited while he struggled to remember the next line.
finally, in desperation, he said, and that's all I need to know!
At first there was silence, and then the applause began. The
claps came slowly at first, finally building to full, thunderous
ovation. The child was right; that is all we need to know.
Jesus calls Himself, talks about Himself, as the Good Shepherd.
He knew His vocation. His vocation, which he loved so much was
to care for sheep. It is based on love. Love is a
marvelous source of strength and energy. Love makes a person
brave. Where genuine love is present, no sacrifice is too
great. Love conquers all difficulties. Today on
"Vocations" Sunday, as Catholic Christians, all vocations are
vocations to love. I became a priest feeling that God called
me to care for and love His sheep, i.e. all of you. to
celebrate a devout and meaningful Mass, to prepare a family that
relates God's message of love and salvation, and to be with you in
the good and in the bad times, is a unique vocation, and one that is
so badly needed today. Pray for our priests and above all,
encourage those young in your families and communities to hear the
call of the Good Shepherd to care and to share the message of faith,
hope and love.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Join us as we pray this
powerful novena to St. Anthony every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. until June
13th. Listen to the stories of St. Damien of Molokai and St.
Marianne Cope, Patron Saints of the Hopeless. All are welcome.
ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE
With the month of April comes
the request for PEANUT BUTTER, 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.
WORLD DAY PRAYER FOR
Mary Most Holy, as a young
woman living in obscurity you nurtured with loving care the Word of
God made flesh. Please protect and accompany all young men and
women, especially from our parish, who are called to a vocation to
the priesthood or religious life. Amen.
HELP ILLUMINATE HOPE AND
DO YOUR PART IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Our parishioners and their
family and friends will once again have an opportunity to honor
loves ones who've battled cancer and help the American Cancer
Society raise much needed funds in the fight against this awful
disease. We will be holding the 8th Luminaria ceremony of Hope
candlelight vigil on Saturday, May 26 during the 4:00 pm Mass.
You can purchase a luminaria candle or candles for the vigil in
memory of loved ones who've had cancer for $10.00 each. All
proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society programs.
Forms to purchase a candle are at each of the church entrances.
If you have any questions, you can contact Sara Klinges @
570-905-2540 or at email@example.com.
Will meet on Wednesday, April
25, at 6:30 p.m. in the rectory. Hostesses are Sue Cosgrove
and Patti Shinko. All women of the parish are invited to
A pilgrimage to the National
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the National Geographic
Museum to see the Tomb of Christ Exhibition will be held on May 20,
2018. Cost is $60.00 which includes the bus fare, gratuity,
breakfast items and snacks on the bus, entrance fee to the museum
and hoagies on the way home. For more information, please
contact Teresa Lisiewski @570-822-0831.
150TH DIOCESAN ANNIVERSARY
A special program celebrating
the anniversary can be viewed on CTV. The theme of the
documentary is "The Journey Makes Us One". The rebroadcasts
will be on Monday, April 9 at 9:00 a.m.; Thursday, April 12 at 2:00
p.m. and Friday, April 13, 8:00 p.m. It will also be available
for viewing on the diocesan website (www.dioceseofscranton.org)
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
Parish will pay fees.
CATHOLIC MEN'S CONFERENCE
Interested in attending?
It is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018 at King's College.
The theme is "Be a Man" - "Christ is Here, Come and See".
Star-lined speakers, Bishop Bambera, as celebrant of the Mass.
Information forth coming.
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.
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.
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
PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS
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