James & Annette McGlynn -
Daughters, Pat Kinsman & Barbara Jacobs
11:15 John &
Stasia Monczweski -
Daughters, Clara & Eleanor
Monday, November 12
7:00 Stanley & Josephine Kiszka - Family
Tuesday, November 13
Irene Brozowski - Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bonk
Anthony of Padua Novena
Members of the Organek Family -
7:00 Stephanie Kochuba - Theresa & Brenda Sowa
Joseph Revitt - Mayor Carl Kuren
4:00 Anna &
Stephen Omasta - Daughter, Lorraine
Tom & Peg Madigan - Rom & Kathy Madigan
Thaddeus & Julia Ostrowski - Daughter, Theresa
In Memory of Frank
By Wife, Geraldine
In Memory of Stanley
By Wife, Ann &
In Memory of
Genevieve & Leon Halecki -
FROM THE PASTOR
By tradition, the Catholic
Church dedicates each month to a certain devotion. November is
the Holy Souls in Purgatory, those faithful Christians who have died
and gone before us, but who still must atone for their sins.
The time they spend in Purgatory cleanses them so that they may
enter Heaven free from all effects of sin. Praying for the
dead, especially those we have known, is a requirement of Christian
charity. Our own prayers and sacrifices can be offered up to
relieve their suffering. There are many meaningful prayers for
the dead. There is a short on in the Byzantine Church.
"Eternal Memory, grant to our servant(s), O Lord, blessed repose and
eternal memory." Another prayer, By Thy Resurrection from the
dead, O, Christ, death no longer hath dominion over those who die in
holiness, So, we beseech Thee, give rest to Thy servants in Thy
Sanctuary and in Abraham's Bosom. Grant it to those who from
Adam until now have adored Thee those who from Adam until now have
adored Thee with purity to our fathers and brothers, to our kinsman
and friends, to all men who have lived by Faith and passes on their
road to Thee, by a thousand ways and in all conditions, and make
them worth of the Heavenly Kingdom." Christmas is less than
two months away. Present need to be bought. Decorations
need to be put up. Precious is the time we have to ready
ourselves for the holidays. Take a moment and stop and think
of the most important parts of our lives. It's about people.
People we love and share life with. We should pause and
remember the ones who have left this world. All things
passing. Our days are precious and few. November is a
month to remember. Remember those gone from our sight.
Pray for them and ask them to pray for you.
SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
The Novena in honor of this
great saint continues this Tuesday. We invite all of you to
join in special prayers and blessing of the relic of St. Anthony.
The life of the Franciscan priest, Venerable Solanus Casey, will be
presented throughout the Novena. It begins at 5:30 pm.
A meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm in the rectory. A memorial
Mass will be celebrated for all those deceased members. Plans
for the upcoming Christmas Party to be held at the Wyoming Valley
County Club will be discussed. It will be celebrated on
December 9th. Hostesses for the upcoming meeting will be June
Swida and Kathy Madigan. New members are cordially invited.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Every Monday from 1:00 pm until
3:00 pm, this group meets in the rectory. Over the past
several years they have made hundreds of shawls for anyone who may
be battling an illness, young or old. Also mini shawl like
holders for premature infants as well as mittens and scarf's for
children are made. All are made with the saying of prayers.
All items are also blessed by Father Terry before distribution.
We welcome anyone who would like to join. No experience is
necessary as the good members will train. If interested call
Rita Tarnalicki @ 570-824-4744 or Shirley Klauss @ 570-825-5150.
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN -
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.
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 HOT CHOCOLATE MIX. God bless
PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF
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.
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 -
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.
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.
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