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Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, April 22, 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,  April 22

   9:00  Mary Ann Borick - Husband, Steve

 11:15   T. J. Long - Mom & Family

 

Monday, April 23   ST. GEORGE

  7:00  Stella Krakovsky - Son, Albert

 

Tuesday, April 24  ST. FIDELIS

  7:00  Marcell Lakkis - Hal Gabriel & Lisa Kinney 

  5:30  St. Anthony of Padua Novena

            

Wednesday, April 25 ST. MARK

  7:00 Francis Pekol - Family

            

Thursday, April 26  ST. RICHARIUS

 7:00 Frances Elaine Braden - Husband, Bruce 

 

Friday, April 27  ST. ZITA

  7:00  Lori Lamoreaux - Frank & Debbie Frank

            

Saturday, April 28 

  4:00  Norbert & Dolores Falkowski -

           Son, Norbert & Wife, Patty

 

Sunday, April 29   

  9:00  Edith Yurkavage - Jim & Sandy Tomasura

11:15  Edith Danowski - Danowski Family

                                                                                                                                                                                      

SANCTUARY VOTIVES

In Memory of Rita & Edward Zasada, Jr. -

By Theresa Franckowiak

 

SACRED HEART CANDLES

In Memory of Stanley Wielgopolski -

By Wife & Family

 

BLESSED MOTHER CANDLES

In Memory of Emilie Hertely -

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 NOVENA

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 VOCATIONS

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 saracklinges@gmail.com.

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN

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 attend.

 

PILGRIMAGE

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 DOCUMENTARY

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

 

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. 

 

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.  

 

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.