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Our Lady of Hope

Bulletin - Sunday, August 12, 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,  August 12

   9:00  Sharon L. Kuren - Husband, Carl & Family

 11:15  50th 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

  7:00  Martha Lukacinsky - Robert & Rose O'Donnell

            

Wednesday, August 15  

ASSUMPTION OF  THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

  7:00  Rebecca Shubilla - Theresa Dudock

  5:15  Iren Brozowski - Christian Women

            

Thursday, August 16   ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY

 7:00  Sebastian Zawol - Theresa Franckowiak

 

Friday, August 17     ST. ROCH

 7:00  Eric Ruger Smith - Mayor Carl Kuren     

            

Saturday, August 18 

  4:00  Edward Bilski - Wife & Family

 

Sunday, August 19  

  9:00  Joseph & Antonia Tarnalicki - Tarnalicki Family

11:15  William Polk - Wife, Ann & Family

 

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR

In Memory of Stanley & Elinor Rapchinski & Joseph & Stella Boris -

By Joseph & Sandra Boris

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

SANCTUARY VOTIVES

In Memory of T. J. Long -

By Mom & Family

 

BLESSED MOTHER CANDLES

In Memory of Mary Chepega  -

By Niece Geraldine

 

SACRED HEART CANDLES

In Memory of Melissa Orbik -

By Godmother Debbie Moore

      

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 CHURCH

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. 

 

UPCOMING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Social Concerns Committee Thursday, August 23

All meetings will be in the rectory meeting room at 6:30 p.m

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN

The will meet on Wednesday, August, 22 at 6:30 pm in the rectory meeting room.  Plans for the Bingo will be discussed.  .

 

CATECHIST NEEDED

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.

 

CCD REGISTRATION

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 - 2018

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 your generosity. 

 

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?

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. 

 

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.