Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, November 19, 2017

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



Sunday, November 19

   9:00  Tom & Peggy Madigan - Tom, Kathy & Tommy         

 11:15  Julia & Thaddeus Ostrowski - Daughter, Theresa


Monday, November 20   ST. FELIX OF VALOIS

  7:00   Lillian Klapec - Family


Tuesday, November 21  ST. ALBERT

  7:00  Rev. Charles Zawol - Theresa Franckowiak

  5:30  St. Anthony of Padua Novena


Wednesday, November 22   ST. CECILIA

  7:00  Thomas Jagoda - Grella Family


Thursday, November 23   THANKSGIVING DAY

  9:00 Casimir (Mike) Wajda - Wife, Sophie & Children


Friday, November 24  ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

  7:00  34th Wedding Anniversary of Ron & Rosalie Reiss


Saturday, November 25

  4:00  Bernadine Sakaduski - Shirley Klauss


Sunday, November26     

   9:00  Sharon L. Kuren - Molitoris Family

 11:15  Jean (Wassel) Perch - Jay, Bill & Nancy Snee



In Memory of Stanley & John Swatoski -

By Gail & Matthews Pekato



In Memory of Katherine Grebinski -

By Wife, Helen



In Memory of Daniel Swartz-

By Wife, Helen



In 2018 our Diocese will be celebrating its 150th anniversary.  The theme chosen for this celebration will be "The Journey Makes Us One".  It is an opportunity for all of us throughout our Diocese to be reminded of who we are as a Church and of what we are called to do and to be.  We and generations before us have been challenged by Jesus to proclaim boldly the Gospel in word and deed.  The planning by our Bishop and his committee has been going on now for a year.  Special Masses will be scheduled throughout the year with special celebrants including Pope Francis' reprehensive to the Unite States.  Delegates from each parish are asked to represent their parish community at each of them.  Banners will be displayed on parish grounds.  There will be weekly bulletin articles entitled "Did You Know" giving us an appreciation of the history of our diocese.  We are asked to compose a narrative of our parishes (to be sent to our Diocese for a unique display to be created at the Pastor Center in Scranton).   We also need to ask our parishioners of Our Lady of Hope Parish from St. Joseph's Monastery, Holy Trinity and Maternity to bring photos and any parish stories and memoires from decades past, so as to create a display here in our Church.  It is suggested to plan some kind of pilgrimage throughout the year for the parish.  Maybe we can have some parishioners present at Mass the history.  The first step for the anniversary will be the first Sunday of advent, December 3, 2017.  May we fully engage ourselves in making this event a special and memorable one.  We are proud to be Catholic and our heritage.  It is an opportunity to honor the past generation, and be grateful for our personal part in this historical moment and look with hope and optimism to the future.     



We are the only ones who conduct this devotion in the entire diocese.  We invite all of our parishioners and anyone in need of prayers to join us.  The theme of the novena is based on the words of St. Damien of Molokai, patron saint of the hopeless, "It's my turn" to bring Christ to others.  We may feel without hope or we know of others who are in throes of despair.  Don't miss this opportunity.  St. Anthony is waiting for you.  Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.




Thursday, November 30  - from 10 am to 6 pm

Friday, December 1         - from 9 am to 6 pm

Saturday, December 2     - from 8 am to Noon



Call Gina at 570-696-1432

Please place your orders by Sunday, November 26

Pierogi - $7.00 per dozen

Haluski - $6.00 per quart

Haluski Noodles - $2.00 per bag



Saturday, December 2  - from 3 pm to 5 pm

Sunday, December 3 -    from 10 am to 12:15 pm



They will celebrate at a Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m. at R. & D. Catering.  566 Fellows Avenue, Hanover Twp., PA.  All women of the parish are invited to attend.  Cost is $25.00.  For more information, or to make a reservations, contact Patti Shinko at 570-821-1112.  Transportation, if needed, will be provided. 



Instead of the usual requests for specific items each week of Advent, we are dedicating each week requesting candy, stockings, etc.  Place your items on the kneelers in the sanctuary area. 



This year, we will have a different twist to the Giving Tree.  On the tree there will be names of needy children in our area.  The name, age, gender and other remarks will be on an ornament.  The tags will be placed on your gift (unwrapped).  The amount sent cannot exceed $25.00.  Our outreach is sponsored by Our Social Concerns Committee.



We are very appreciative of those who have donated to the Pro-Life Center.  The bassinette was full of wonderful donations for babies/toddlers in need.  This is a wonderful way of stating your concern and support on behalf of the Pro-Life movement.   



With the cold weather upon us there is a special request for homeless veterans in need of warm clothing.  If you are able to donate a sweater or two, there is a designated container near St. Joseph's Table for your donation.  Check your closets and drawers for a decent sweater and help those fare the cold weather without adequate clothing. 



The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the rectory.  We invite everyone who is interested to join us.  If you would like to join the Shawl Ministry, but you don't know how to crochet or knit, we would be happy to teach you.  We have yarn and crochet and knitting needles that we will give you.  If you want to crochet at your home instead of coming to our meetings, we will bring the yarn to you.  If you are interested in joining us, please call Rita @ 570-824-4744 or Shirley @570-825-5150.   



With the month of November 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. 



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. 



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. 



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.



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.