Niccoli - Aunt Emily & Gary & Dolly Lewis
Monday, January 21
7:00 James J. Grasavage - Peg & Carl Allen
Tuesday, January 22
Joseph Hardisky - Family
English, Sr. - Sons
9:00 John Sedeski, Sr. - Albert Mrackoski
Friday, January 25
7:00 Frank E.
Buczynski - Family
4:00 Julia &
Leon Borkowski - Carl & Maureen Elick
Sunday, January 27
In Memory of John E.
FROM THE PASTOR
This Tuesday, January 22nd is a
day of Prayer and Repentance, marking the anniversary of the
deplorable Roe VS Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized
abortion in the US throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
Abortion rights, they maintain, falls under Fourteen Amendment that
guarantees private rights. Because abortion is immoral and
intrinsically evil, we as faithful Catholics are obligated to teach
against this grave evil. This is to be worked through social
and political actions, however, as an issue of faith, the weapons of
prayer and penance are significant. "Filled with this
certainty, and moved by profound concern for the destiny of every
man and woman, I repeat that what is said to those families who
carry out their challenging mission amid so many difficulties a
great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise
up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in
daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and
lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and
association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.
Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example that prayer and
fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces
of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11). As He taught His disciples, some
demons cannot be driven out except in this way (cf. Mk 9:29).
Let us therefore discover anew humility and the courage to pray and
fast so that power from high will break down the walls of lies and
deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many of our
brothers and sisters the evil of practices and laws which are
hostile to life. May this same power turn their hearts to
resolutions and goals inspired by the civilization of life and love.
Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, pray a rosary for the unborn,
pray for those wounded by abortion; visit and pray before the
Blessed Sacrament and consider being involved with a pro-life group
or light a candle for life displayed in a window of your home on the
night of January 22.
PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Finance Committee - Tuesday,
ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE
For the month of January, the
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen is in need of BAKED BEANS.
In these cold wintry days, the hungry depend on the meals provided
in a big way. To those who have contributed, please continue
your generosity. How about you? Thank you.
INTERESTED IN BECOMING
MINSTER OF COMMUNION TRAINING
The Office for Parish Life will
offer an all-day training session for new Extraordinary Ministers of
Communion on Saturday, January 26 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the
Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.
Candidates for the training should have the approval of his or her
pastor/parish life coordinator. There is no fee for the
training and lunch will be provided. To register please fill
out the EMHC Training Registration Form or call the Office for
Parish Life at 570-207-2213 and be sure to include your mailing
address, phone number and the name of your parish.
BUS TRIP TO SIGHT & SOUND
Our Parish is sponsoring a bus
trip to Lancaster to the Sight & Sound Theater to see the
magnificent production of the play "Jesus" on April 4th, 2019.
We will depart Wilkes-Barre at 8:30 am from the East End Center
(near Gabe's). There will be a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village
for some shopping and lunch. We will be attending the 3:00 pm
show after which we will go directly to a buffet dinner at Hershey
Farm Restaurant. Price of the trip is $110.00 which includes
bus fare, driver gratuity, theater and dinner tickets and snacks on
the bus. Early reservations are encouraged. Please
contact Theresa Lisiewski @ 570-822-0831 for more information or
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