Catherine Grochowski - Christian Women
11:15 John &
Eleanor Quinn - Daughter, Sue & Family
Monday, March 19 ST. JOSEPH
7:00 Josephine & Stanley Kiszka - Family
5:30 Adoration & Confessions
Is On For You)
Tuesday, March 20 ST. CUTHBERT
Stella Boris - Family
March 21 ST. SERAPION OF THMUIS
Irene Boczar - Peggy & Ray McGlynn
March 22 ST. NICHOLAS OWEN
7:00 Anna Wegrzynowicz - Family
Friday, March 23
ST. NICHOLAS DE MOGROVEJO
Edward Loncoski - Family
Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 24
& Lebra Vaver -
John & Charlotte Gutkowski
Sunday, March 25
& Gertrude Tuzinski -
Son, Stanley & Family
Richards - Wife, Theresa
In Memory of
Josephine & Stanley Kiszka -
In Memory of Justine
By Husband, Ray &
In Memory of Thomas &
Rachel Nardone -
By Son, Carmen
FROM THE PASTOR
Holy Week is approaching.
Next Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday, the Feast of our Lord's entry
into Jerusalem and the recounting of those events leading up to His
death upon the Cross. For us as Christians, the intensity of
our Catholic Faith increases. The time is at hand to think
about the Son of God voluntarily going to the Cross. Each
person needs to mediate on the meaning of the Cross. Each
person needs to fathom the degree of sacrifice, the degree of
humility represented in Jesus Christ going to the Cross. The
Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: "I determined not to know
anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him Crucified." You
need to determine the amount of time you will devote to the Lord
during Holy Week. Beautiful Services are scheduled during Holy
Week. Each week is rich in its content. Each is rich in
Scripture. Each Service directs the mind and heart and soul to
the Lord. The soul of each person deserves attention
throughout life. Every person must determine how much he or
she will be conscious of and begin to care about one's soul.
How about you? The schedule of all Holy Week Services has been
sent to all registered parishioners for easy reference. Please
place it somewhere in your home to remind you of the times.
These Services will bring a oneness with Christ and one another.
Enter into these beautiful moments of the Lord's Passion. For
it is in suffering with Him, that we will rise with Him.
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. ANTHONY OF PADUA
This Tuesday, March 20, is the
first day of our thirteen week novena to St. Anthony of Padua.
It starts at 5:30 p.m. The reflection will feature the lives
of two out-standing saints - St. Damien of Molokai and St. Mary Ann
Cope - the Patron Saints of the hopeless. They dedicated their
lives to serving the lepers on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai.
Come and listen to the extraordinary story of these two who risked
their lives working for the living dead. Pray with us to St.
Anthony, be blessed by the holy relics. Add this to your
spiritual Lenten journey.
PREPARING FOR 150TH
The Diocese of Scranton is
bracing for a big celebration honoring 150 years of service.
Our parish (three Churches, Holy Trinity, St. Joseph's Wilkes-Barre
Twp. and Maternity of BVM) have played a significant role.
Recently Patricia Kinsman presented some valuable photos of
Maternity Church from years past. Dow you have any pictures of
worth to represent events of yesteryear? Two parish
representatives will attend a Major Mass at the Cathedral next
Sunday. Contact the parish if you have something to offer.
P.S. We already have the Anniversary Booklets for each Church.
ST. JOSEPH'S TABLE
With the month of February comes
the request for COFFEE, 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
Please place your donations on
the kneelers in front. We are practicing self-denial and the
corporal work of mercy in this season of Lent through this gesture
of feeding the hungry. this week is Peanut Butter and
Jelly that is requested. Next week it will be
Canned Good of your choice and/or Baby Food and Formula.
NITE AT THE RACES
It is scheduled for April 21.
Horses are $10.00. Consider sponsoring a race for $25.00.
It's always a great event, fun, food and hopefully some winnings.
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