Sharon L. Kuren - Husband, Carl & Family
Wedding Anniversary of
Joseph & Sandra Boris - Children & Grandchildren
Monday, August 13 ST. BENILDUS
7:00 Souls in Purgatory - Albert Mrackoski
Tuesday, August 14 ST. MAXIMILIAN MARY KOLBE
Martha Lukacinsky - Robert & Rose O'Donnell
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Shubilla - Theresa Dudock
Iren Brozowski - Christian Women
August 16 ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY
7:00 Sebastian Zawol - Theresa Franckowiak
Friday, August 17
Eric Ruger Smith - Mayor Carl Kuren
Bilski - Wife & Family
Sunday, August 19
Joseph & Antonia Tarnalicki - Tarnalicki Family
Polk - Wife, Ann & Family
FLOWERS ON THE
In Memory of Stanley
& Elinor Rapchinski & Joseph & Stella Boris -
By Joseph & Sandra
In Memory of T. J.
By Mom & Family
In Memory of
Mary Chepega -
By Niece Geraldine
In Memory of
Melissa Orbik -
By Godmother Debbie
FROM THE PASTOR
Catholics reserve worship for
God, but Mary has a special place of honor in our hearts. When
we follow Jesus" request to take His mother as our own, we are
sheltered by her maternal protection, share in the love between
Mother and Son, and take a unique route to the heart of Our Lord.
"Behold the handmade of the Lord" (Luke 1:38). From the first
"yes" to her unique role in God's plan to the final moments at the
foot of the Cross, Mary cooperated with faith, hope and charity in
her Son's plan to restore supernatural life to us. She is
ready to protect our new life and help us grow in love of her Son,
if only we ask. "Women, behold your Son:" (John 19:26).
Jesus" suffering and death on the cross was the ultimate act of
love. Out of love, too, He offered to share His beloved Mother
with all of us as our own Mothers. Heeding Jesus' words
"Behold your Mother (John 19:27), we can take Mary into our hearts
and homes. "Do whatever He tells" (John 2:5). Mary
brought others to Jesus by bringing Him into the world and talking
about Him. Bringing others to Jesus is our job, too. We
can follow her example, ask for her help, and be obedient like her.
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION -
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
This coming Wednesday, August
15, is the special celebration honoring Our Blessed Mother.
There is no vigil mass. Two Masses are scheduled on Wednesday,
7:00 am & 5:15 pm. Bearing the Savior in her womb, she now
shares in the victory of her Son. This is promised to all of
us who believe. The Holy Domitian (Falling Asleep) of Mary has
been celebrated since the 500"s. This is also a day dedicated
to the blessing of fields, gardens and orchards.
MASS CELEBRATED IN MAIN
Please note that all Masses
this week will not be in the Rectory Chapel, but in the Main Church.
Father Terry will be away. Father Bob Sickler will be here to
say Mass and if necessary, the funerals.
Social Concerns Committee
Thursday, August 23
All meetings will be in the
rectory meeting room at 6:30 p.m
The will meet on Wednesday,
August, 22 at 6:30 pm in the rectory meeting room. Plans for
the Bingo will be discussed. .
Our Religious Education Program
will begin on September 9, 2018. We have excellent instructors
but we are in dire need of someone else to help our little ones.
Please call June Swida or Father Terry, if you feel the calling.
The children are waiting.
The registration for the CCD
Program of Our Lady of Hope Parish will take place on Saturday,
August 26 after the 9:00 and 11:15 am Masses. The registration
will be held in Marymount Parish Center located at 154 South Hancock
Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Students registrating for the first
time must bring a copy of their Baptism Certificate. Also, 8th
grade students eligible for Confirmation must register at this time.
Any questions, please contact Mrs. June Swida, 570-825-4966.
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN -
We gradually are reaching the
goal of $25,000.00. At this time, $21,165.00 has been given.
We are on a good pace, but we need your help. since we don't
have the burdensome job of conducting a bazaar, make a sacrifice
with a gift of $100.00 (if possible) or even more. Some have
been very generous. God bless you.
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 PEANUT BUTTER. God bless
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.
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