Frank & Mary Strobel -
Nieces, Pat Kinsman & Barbara Jacobs
Joseph & Mary Metura - Daughters & Families
Monday, June 11 ST. BARNABAS
7:00 Dolores Mrackoski - Husband, Albert
Tuesday, June 12 ST. JOHN OF SAHAGUN
Gerald Lalus - Family
Anthony of Padua Novena
June 13 ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
7:00 Feast of St.
Anthony - Tony English
June 14 ST. FRANCIS SOLANO
7:00 Deceased Members of the Organek Family -
Friday, June 15
ST. GERMAINE OF PIBRAC
William Jude Reiss - Family
Saturday, June 16
4:00 Walter &
Angela Page - Page Family
Sunday, June 17
Living & Deceased Fathers & Grandfathers
Living & Deceased Fathers & Grandfathers
In Memory of Mary,
Helen, & Stella Baluta -
By Dave & Theresa
In Memory of Dave
Richards, Sr. -
By Wife, Theresa
In Memory of Frank
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
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.
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.
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.
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