Felicisma Saria - Carmel Saria
Monsignor Bernard Yarrish - Christian Women
Monday, September 24 ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE
7:00 Maggie Zasada - Lucille Hopeck & Family
Tuesday, September 25 ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO
Martha Lukacinsky - Sabina & Tom Vojtek
September 26 ST. EMILY DE RODAT
Helen Kashel Dvornetski - Leo & Helen Kashel
September 27 ST. EUSTACE, MARTYR
7:00 Elizabeth Franckowiak - Husband, Matt & Sons
28 ST. MATTHEW, APOSTLE
Anthony & Ann Gluchowski - S, Joseph & Family
& Joseph J. Sobeck -
Mary Johann & Joseph Sobeck
Gluhanick & Swida Families - Len & June Swida
Rebecca Shubilla - James Haddock
For all Hurricane
In Memory of Dominick
By Daughter, Carolyn
FROM THE PASTOR
I came across this Obituary and
thought it contained a very valuable message about Stewardship.
As we are in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign it is very
relevant to all of us here at Our Lady of Hope Parish. Our
parish was sadden to learn this week of the death of one of our most
valued members, SOMEONE ELSE. Someone's passing
creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has
been with us for many years and for every one of those years,
someone did far more than a normal persons share of work.
Whenever there was a job to do or a meeting to attend, one name was
on everyone's list
LET SOMEONE ELSE DO IT."
Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked
to for inspiration as well as results. It was common
knowledge that someone else was among the most liberal givers in our
parish. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just
assumed someone else would make up the difference. Someone
else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing super human.
Were the truth be known, everybody expected too much of
SOMEONE ELSE. Now someone else left a wonderful
example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going
to do the things SOMEONE ELSE did? When you are
asked to help this year with the Stewardship time, talent and
treasure, remember, we can't depend on SOMEONE ELSE
did. When you are asked to help this year with the Stewardship
time, talent and treasure, remember, we can't depend on
SOMEONE ELSE anymore. Our Lady of Hope is depending on
you or is it once again SOMEONE ELSE we're pointing
at? Be good Stewards of your time, talent and treasures.
Every year at the beginning of
the month of October, our parish conducts a day of Eucharistic
Adoration. It is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018.
Following the 7:00 am First Friday Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will
be placed in exposition in the Marian Chapel until 5:30 pm. We are
asking for your participation in this adoration, giving an hour of
your time to be spent in silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
A sign up sheet will be on the table at the parking lot side of the
Church beginning next weekend. Devotional materials will be
available for personal prayer and meditation. A concluding
service will be held at 5:30 pm.
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Council will meet on
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm in the rectory meeting room.
Sub-Committee reports will be presented.
FIRST PENANCE ATTENTION
It is scheduled for Sunday,
October 7, at Marymount Parish Center at 10:00 am. All are
required to attend.
FALL FESTIVAL DONATIONS,
VOLUNTEERS, BOOTH SPONSOR
How can you help make our Fall
Festival a success? We need theme baskets and donations for
our stands and prizes for our raffle ticket. Could you sponsor
a booth ($100.00). you can make it in memory of someone, in
thanksgiving, business ad, or just in your name. We are in
great need of volunteers! Serving tables, especially.
Contact Andrea Grella @ 570-256-7948 if interested. We
received a $50.00 gift certificate for Home Depot from Eleanor
Markowski: $50.00 gift certificate for Walmart from Donna
Malak, a Microwave Oven from Joseph Sobeck and a Mainstays Cookware
Set from Mary Johann Sobeck.
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN -
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.
Elena Ann Lakkis was recently
received into our community of faith through the waters of Baptism.
We ask your prayers for her and for Nicolas & Rachel Lakkis, her
parents. God bless this little angel.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN MEETING
The next meeting will be
scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 in the rectory.
Hostesses will be Jane Wojtowicz and Loretta Sufrinko. All
women of the parish are invited.
CHRISTIAN WOMEN ANNUAL
TURKEY BINGO AND RAFFLE
It will be held at Marymount
Parish Center on Sunday, September 23rd. Doors open at 12::00
noon. Early bird is 1:00 pm. Donation is $3.00. Raffle
tickets can be purchase. The money raised benefits the
children of our parish, religious education and the Annual Christmas
Breakfast. Awards are also given at the end of the CCD year.
You are invited.
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
PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF
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.
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