Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, November 11, 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



Sunday,  November 11

   9:00  James & Annette McGlynn -

            Daughters, Pat Kinsman & Barbara Jacobs

 11:15  John & Stasia Monczweski -

             Daughters, Clara & Eleanor


Monday, November 12  

  7:00  Stanley & Josephine Kiszka - Family


Tuesday, November 13   

  7:00  Irene Brozowski - Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bonk

  5:30  St. Anthony of Padua Novena


Wednesday, November 14 

  7:00  Deceased Members of the Organek Family -

           Mary Krisanda


Thursday, November  15

 7:00  Stephanie Kochuba - Theresa & Brenda Sowa      


Friday, November 16  

 7:00  Joseph Revitt - Mayor Carl Kuren


Saturday, November 17

  4:00  Anna & Stephen Omasta - Daughter, Lorraine


Sunday, November 18

  9:00   Tom & Peg Madigan - Rom & Kathy Madigan         

11:15    Thaddeus & Julia Ostrowski - Daughter, Theresa



In Memory of Frank Revitt -

By Wife, Geraldine



In Memory of Stanley Wielgopolski - 

By Wife,  Ann & Family



In Memory of Genevieve & Leon Halecki -

By Family



By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month to a certain devotion.  November is the Holy Souls in Purgatory, those faithful Christians who have died and gone before us, but who still must atone for their sins.  The time they spend in Purgatory cleanses them so that they may enter Heaven free from all effects of sin.  Praying for the dead, especially those we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity.  Our own prayers and sacrifices can be offered up to relieve their suffering.  There are many meaningful prayers for the dead.  There is a short on in the Byzantine Church. "Eternal Memory, grant to our servant(s), O Lord, blessed repose and eternal memory."  Another prayer, By Thy Resurrection from the dead, O, Christ, death no longer hath dominion over those who die in holiness, So, we beseech Thee, give rest to Thy servants in Thy Sanctuary and in Abraham's Bosom.  Grant it to those who from Adam until now have adored Thee those who from Adam until now have adored Thee with purity to our fathers and brothers, to our kinsman and friends, to all men who have lived by Faith and passes on their road to Thee, by a thousand ways and in all conditions, and make them worth of the Heavenly Kingdom."  Christmas is less than two months away.  Present need to be bought.  Decorations need to be put up.  Precious is the time we have to ready ourselves for the holidays.  Take a moment and stop and think of the most important parts of our lives.  It's about people.  People we love and share life with.  We should pause and remember the ones who have left this world.  All things passing.  Our days are precious and few.  November is a month to remember.  Remember those gone from our sight.  Pray for them and ask them to pray for you. 



The Novena in honor of this great saint continues this Tuesday.  We invite all of you to join in special prayers and blessing of the relic of St. Anthony.  The life of the Franciscan priest, Venerable Solanus Casey, will be presented throughout the Novena.  It begins at 5:30 pm. 



A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm in the rectory.  A memorial Mass will be celebrated for all those deceased members.  Plans for the upcoming Christmas Party to be held at the Wyoming Valley County Club will be discussed.  It will be celebrated on December 9th.  Hostesses for the upcoming meeting will be June Swida and Kathy Madigan.  New members are cordially invited.



Every Monday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, this group meets in the rectory.  Over the past several years they have made hundreds of shawls for anyone who may be battling an illness, young or old.  Also mini shawl like holders for premature infants as well as mittens and scarf's for children are made.  All are made with the saying of prayers.  All items are also blessed by Father Terry before distribution.  We welcome anyone who would like to join.  No experience is necessary as the good members will train.  If interested call Rita Tarnalicki @ 570-824-4744 or Shirley Klauss @ 570-825-5150.   



As we come to an end of our parish campaign we have to date realized $24,205.00.  We are so proud and grateful to all who made a donation.  It is an appeal above and beyond your regular offerings.  As you saw last week our insurance alone is $34,000.00.  We will continue to ask those who still haven't made one.  Please consider a helping hand.  God bless. 



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 HOT CHOCOLATE MIX.  God bless your generosity. 



A buss pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 to commemorate the Feast of the Holy Rosary.  Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.  Cost of the trip is $45.00 which includes the bus, hot buffet, Polish luncheon served at the shrine and driver gratuity.  Breakfast items will be served on the bus.  If interested or for more information, please call Theresa Lisiewski @ 570-822-0831.  Arrival time home will be approximately 5:00 p.m.



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. 



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 824-7832.



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.