9:00 Tom & Peggy Madigan - Tom, Kathy & Tommy
& Thaddeus Ostrowski - Daughter, Theresa
Monday, November 20 ST. FELIX OF VALOIS
7:00 Lillian Klapec - Family
Tuesday, November 21 ST. ALBERT
Charles Zawol - Theresa Franckowiak
Anthony of Padua Novena
November 22 ST. CECILIA
Jagoda - Grella Family
November 23 THANKSGIVING DAY
9:00 Casimir (Mike) Wajda - Wife, Sophie & Children
24 ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
34th Wedding Anniversary of Ron & Rosalie Reiss
Sakaduski - Shirley Klauss
Sharon L. Kuren - Molitoris Family
(Wassel) Perch - Jay, Bill & Nancy Snee
In Memory of
Stanley & John Swatoski -
By Gail & Matthews
In Memory of
Katherine Grebinski -
By Wife, Helen
In Memory of Daniel
By Wife, Helen
FROM THE PASTOR
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.
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
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.
MARYMOUNT PARISH CENTER
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
SPECIAL ADVENT OUTREACH
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
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.
SWEATERS FOR VETS
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.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
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.
ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE
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.
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