Stanley Wielgopolski - Wife, Ann & Family
Brozowski - Christian Women
Monday, February 19 ST. BARBATUS
7:00 Diane Pascucci, Judith Steinke & Rosanne Nestorick -
Johanna & Joseph Sobeck
5:30 Adoration & Confessions
Is On For You)
Tuesday, February 20 ST. WULFRIC
Edward Loncoski - Tina & Ray Stewart
February 21 ST. PETER DAMIAN
Saracino - Rich, Dolores & Jeff Mirro
February 22 ST. MARGARET
7:00 Stanley Franckowiak - Theresa Franckowiak
23 ST. POLYCARP
Josephine Kishel - Family
Stations of the Cross
4:00 Stephen &
Emilie Hertely - Family
Orbik - Bertha Sokolowski
Elizabeth & Edward Rakowski -
Helen & John Telencio
In Memory of Stanley
By Wife, Ann & Family
In Memory of Mary
Jeanne Linker -
By Marie Bozentka &
FROM THE PASTOR
Lent is our gift from the
Church to help us move one state to another, through conversion to
peace and joy at Easter. Consider these goals as you travel
your Lenten journey. Know that you are a sinner. The
hliest people are most conscious of their sinfulness. The
better we know God and His perfection, the more clearly we see our
own faults and sins. The good news? Identifying our
sinfulness leads to healing and cleaning. Listen attentively.
Hearing the sound of God's voice during prayer is rare. More
often, God inspires us through Scripture, Spiritual Reading,
Homilies, and Prayer Meditation. Throughout Lent, use these
opportunities to ask God questions and listen for the answers.
Grow in Authenticity. God created us to become the best
possible version of ourselves. Living authentically means
saying "yes" to what helps us become that best self and "no" to what
doesn't. Starting with Lent, work to acquire virtues, saying,
"yes" and exercise self-control to eliminate bad ones, saying "no".
Give generously. It is easy to notice what we don't have but
Lent invitees us to live in gratitude for what we do have.
Gratitude then gives rise to generosity, sharing God's love and
gifts with others. Generous people are encouraging, positive
and appreciative. During Lent, notice and appreciate God's
gifts and share them with others.
"THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU"
Beginning this Monday and
throughout the season of Lent, you will have the chance to go to
confession. Confessions will be heard following Exposition of
the Blessed Sacrament beginning at 5:30 p.m. Confessions will
be heard until 6:30 p.m. Benediction will conclude the
EUCHARISTIC WAY OF THE
Every Friday, throughout lent
and beginning this Friday, join us for a unique way of honoring the
presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament as He journeys with us
in the Stations of the Cross. Stations of the Cross will begin
RULES OF FAST AND
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday
are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for all Catholics.
In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until 59. When fasting, a
person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller
meaals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms
concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon us Catholics from
age 14 onwards.
ST. ANN'S SHRINE BASILICA
Tatiana "Tajce" Cameron will
present a Lenten Concert - "I Thirst", which is the Crucifixion
Story told through music and scripture quotes. The Crucifixion
becomes a turning point toward healing and renewal of faith.
The date is Sunday, February 25, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Ann's Shrine
Basilica. No admission charge, however, a free will collection
will be taken.
ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE
With the month of February comes
the request for BAKED BEANS, 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.
PARISH OUTREACH TO THE
POOR AND HUNGRY
What a wonderful way to help
the less fortunate than to feed the hungry. Next weekend we
are asking for any kind of pasta, macaroni and cheese. For the
last several years your generosity has been outstanding. Many
have benefited because of you. God bless you for your charity.
DIOCESE 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Do you have any photographs,
items of interest, etc. of our three Churches? We would like
to put together our memorabilia of the Church as part of the
upcoming 150 Anniversary of the Dioceses. A banner will be
placed in the front of our Church advertising this event.
Please notify the parish office if you have something worthwhile.
All items will be returned.
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