Divine Mercy Parish 312 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505 / 570-344-1724 / www.divinemercyparish.us Worship Schedule Saturday……..4:00PM & 5:30PM Sunday………….8:00AM, 11:00AM & 5:00PM Monday - Friday…………..12:10PM Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 11:00AM - 11:45AM or anytime by appointment Eucharistic Holy Hour Wednesday 6:00PM Sunday Evening Prayer Sunday 6:00PM Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday Religious Education Office 5:00PM - 9:00PM Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM - 11:00AM Sunday Fax Number: 570-344-1787 School Information All Saints Academy 570-343-8114 Holy Cross High School 570-346-7541 Head Groundskeeper Martin Montoro Sacristans William Castaldi, Anthony DelVecchio, Edward Fortuna, Shawn Soroka, Sal DeFrancesco, Daniel Burke, Michael Boyko Office Staff Rev. Francis L. Pauselli Pastor [email protected] William Drazdowski Director of Parish Operations [email protected] Brittain Banull Director of Religious Education [email protected] Nicholas Katchur Director of Music [email protected] Parish Council Michele Manzo Ann Marie Cawley Lois Fuller Mary Ellen McDonough Joseph Walsh Edward Fortuna Margaret MacArt Cathleen Shields Kathryn Moceyunas Jamie Hayes Dominick Georgetti The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of January 31 & February 1, 2015 Page 2 THE WORD IS THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD THROUGH SCRIPTURE, THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR FAITH. Religious Education / Life Long Faith Formation (Advent and Lent Bible Study) / Vacation Bible School / RCIA / Children’s Liturgy of the Word Religious Education News: From Brittain Banull DRE Confirmation Meeting There will be a Confirmation meeting for candidates and sponsors on February 5th at 7:00PM in the Parish Hall. Please make plans to attend! Parish Breakfast Service Project On Sunday, February 15th, the 7th and 8th Grade Classes will help to cleanup and reset tables at the Parish Family Breakfast. Workers are needed from 8:00AM to 11:00AM or 10:00AM to 1:00PM. All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome and encouraged to come and help. Sign-ups will take place at Religious Education Classes. Souper Good News The Souper Bowl of Caring is fast approaching. Led by our Youth Group members, we will join with an anticipated 15,000 congregations representing all fifty states and fifty different denominations in giving one dollar each leaving Mass on Super Bowl Sunday. Please come prepared to “play” in the Souper Bowl of Caring. Every dollar donated will be sent to a local organization serving the hungry of our area. Why not attach your dollar to a can of soup and drop it in one of our “soup pots” on that weekend? THE BIBLE, THE CATHOLIC FAITH and MORE: Discussion sessions meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the Parish Center from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Facilitated by Mike Abdalla Catch Our Spirit… Celebrate Our Catholic Schools As families register their students for the upcoming school year, consider becoming an Academic Angel! Your contribution is an investment in a child’s future…the outcomes speak for themselves. Our schools offer an instructional environment that challenges the mind, while inspiring and strengthening the spirit. Please consider supporting our students for the 2015-16 school year; you can designate the gift as a memorial or in honor of someone special, select a particular school to receive it, or let us put it where it is needed most. Contributions can be sent to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton PA 18503. Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed Sponsored by the Divine Mercy Parish Youth Group Items Accepted: All clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes and stuffed toys. (Please no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys or household goods) -Send clothing to people who can use it all over the U.S. and World. -Help the environment by keeping your clothing out of the landfill. -Receive a tax deduction for your donation. Receipts are on the shed. **Help us keep your donations clean and dry.** If possible, please put them in tied or closed bags. Thanks! Page 3 WORSHIP IS THE TANGIBLE EXPRESSION OF OUR LORD’S LOVE FOR US We Remember... AND OUR RESPONSE TO HIM IN A CONCRETE AND LOVING EXPRESSION OF FAITH. Monday—12:10PM 2/2/2015 Liturgy Committee / Art and Environment / Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration / Evening Prayer / Music Ministry / Eucharistic Ministers / Lectors / Altar Servers / Choirs / Cantors / Musicians / Ushers and Sacristans / Hospitality Jill A. Donovan Requested by Erica Joyce Tuesday—12:10PM 2/3/2015 Gift Bearers If you would like to bring up the gifts at the weekend Masses, please inform the usher before Mass begins. Jo Ann McGurrin Requested by Marty, Shawn, Jean and Chris Wednesday—12:10PM 2/4/2015 Feast of St. Blaise John DeSanto February 3, 2015 Requested by his family Blessing of Throats Schedule: Thursday—12:10PM 2/5/2015 Following 12:10PM Mass & 5:30PM Prayer Service Patricia Rosato Requested by Frank and Grace Dymek Friday—12:10PM 2/6/2015 Mildred Pauselli Requested by Bob and Mary Ann Donovan Saturday—4:00PM 2/7/2015 Patrick Thorne Divine Mercy Parish Music Ministry Divine Mercy Parish is currently seeking new Cantors! If you are interested in participating in the Cantor ministry, please contact Nick at the Parish Office (570-344-1724). **Ability to read music is NOT required.** Requested by Judy Matticks Saturday—5:30PM Eugene Tranovich Requested by his family Sunday—8:00AM 2/8/2015 Lillian A. Meranti Requested by her family Sunday—11:00AM Mass for the People Sunday—5:00PM Madlyn Mecca Requested by Tom and Erin Burke and sons Girl Scout Troop 50010 will be selling girl scout cookies after all masses during the weekend of February 21-22. Cookies are $4 per box. We hope you will support them! Benefit Charlene Thompson is a Taylor resident who is battling breast cancer for the second time. Family and friends are holding a spaghetti dinner on February 22, 2015 to help her with the medical costs that she has incurred. The dinner will be held from 2:00PM—6:00PM at the Taylor Hose Co. on Union St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. There will be basket raffles at the event including a raffle for a quilt and basket of cheer. If anyone can make a donation or would like tickets, please contact Kori Leoszewski (570-9036402) or Maryann Kaminski (570-562-2900). We are looking for anyone who can donate a basket, gift cards, pasta, bottle of wine or liquor. The Lifelong Learning Institute Senior Program at Marywood University will hold its spring preview of course offerings and trips on Saturday, February 7, at 1PM in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. Light refreshments will be served. Snow date is Sunday, February 8. Additional information can be obtained by calling 570-3486292 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the church. Page 4 Liturgical Assignments for February 7 & 8, 2014 WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD. WE STRIVE TO BE THE FACE OF GOD FOR OTHERS IN OUR PARISH AND THE PEOPLE WE MEET DAILY IN OUR COMMUNITY. Saturday 4:00PM Cantor Michael Kavulich Parish Breakfast / Craft Fair / Calendar Party / Parish Picnic / Movie Night / Doughnut Sunday / Lector Gary Moss First Friday and Lenten Friday Luncheons / Clothes Shed and Coat Drive / Easter Egg Hunt / Richard Patchcoski Breakfast with Santa / Concerts EM Eileen Patchcoski Coordinating Team Members: John Pocius Tom Cerep, Mary Theresa Montoro, Karen Grzyboski and Jen Roever Cathy Pocius From the Desk of Bill Drazdowski: Marian Donelan Servers Kelsey Shaughnessy End of Year Statement requests: Its tax season again! If anyone would like to get an End of Year Statement of their donations to the Parish for 2014, please feel free to give me a call at the Parish office, or send me an Email. We do not mail out End of Year Statements without a request, so please Saturday 5:30PM feel free contact me. DIVINE MERCY PARISH BREAKFAST Cantor Lector Molly Abdalla Joseph Moceyunas Kathy Moceyunas Patty Giambrone Nancy Laffey Jordan Grzyboski The Divine Mercy Parish Breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 15, from 8:30AM EM to 12:30PM in the Parish Center. Featured will be cooked to order omelets and homemade Belgian waffles with fruit toppings. The menu also includes home fries, sausage, Servers bacon, homemade coffee cakes, breads and pastries, juice, coffee, tea, water, milk and chocolate milk. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold after all weekend Masses,at the parish office during normal business hours and will also be available at the door. Anyone wishing to help with the Breakfast may call Ann Sunday 8:00AM Marie Cawley at 570-677-9105, Dorothy Bouselli 570-963-9691, Judy McCauley 570Cantor Michael Tedesco 871-4446, or the parish office at 570-344-1724. Diocese of Scranton Wedding Anniversary Mass His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wishes to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2015 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 7. (NB: This is a change from the original date of June 21.) The event includes a 2:30 PM mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made through the parish office before March 16. Valentines for Pat Join us Friday, February 13th Divine Mercy Parish Hall 5:00PM-11:00PM $10.00 Donation at the door! Includes beverages & light fare Basket and other raffles available for purchase Lector EM Servers Johnny Gilchrist Patrick McCabe Pat Quinn Mary Tigue Katherine Sompel Sunday 11:00AM Cantor Cassie Semyon Lector Laura Delayo Jeremy Liptai EM Zita Timlin Joe Walsh Ann M Charnogursky Alice DeCarlo Servers David Wilce Donations will benefit Pat Walsh (Colliery Joe’s wife) to offset hospital expenses due to a recent illness Please contact Lindsey Perry 570-468-4413 if you would like to contribute in any other way: baskets, gift cards, food, beverages or a monetary donation, etc. Thank you for your support and hope to see your you there! Sponsored by the Minooka Lions Club First Friday Join us this Friday, February 6th, for First Friday Mass at 12:10PM and a luncheon immediately following in the Parish Hall. Sunday 5:00PM Cantor Christina Mecca Lector Brian Price Zane Price EM Mary A Donovan Peggy Walsh Servers Lauren Grzyboski Page 5 THROUGH SCRIPTURE WE KNOW GOD CALLS US TO SERVE OTHERS. WE ARE A PARISH COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO HELPING THOSE IN NEED. Eucharistic Outreach / Divine Mercy Table / Social Concerns Committee / Food Pantry Support / Blood Drive / Holiday Donations / Souper Bowl of Caring Coordinating Team Members: Mike Abdalla, Marguerite Coyle, Joanne Corbett, Cathy Genovese and Sr. Janet Jeffers OUR SHELVES ARE BARE… DONATIONS NEEDED FOR OUR FOOD PANTRY… Our food pantry at the former St. John Neumann School (now Whittier Annex) is in great need of your donations. We have over sixty families each week coming to us in need. This means at least sixty boxes of cereal, sixty bottles of juice, sixty boxes of pasta, sixty cans of vegetables, fruit, etc. are being distributed every week. We really need your help. If each family would bring at least one item to church each weekend, we should be able to meet our needs—for now. Thank you for your generosity to us. -Sr. Janet Jeffers, I.H.M., Catholic Social Services The Greatest Gift Do you have a family member or neighbor who cannot leave their home to attend Mass and receive the Blessed Sacrament? Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are here to serve your loved ones by bringing them the gift of Christ Himself, the greatest gift that can be given. If you know of someone we should be serving, please contact Vince Klingler at 570-205-5716 or [email protected] for arrangements. From the Desk of Father Pauselli During World Youth Day, on July 25, 2013, Pope Francis told us to “never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity.” The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) seeks to defend human dignity and reach out to those who live on the margins of our society by funding projects that increase justice and express the charity of Christ toward the poor. Thank you for your contributions to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development last weekend! Your generous gift will help CCHD end poverty in the United States through better education, improved housing, and economic development. Through CCHD and its beneficiaries, we help keep Catholic social teaching alive and carry out Jesus’ mission to “bring glad tidings to the poor… to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.” (Luke 4:18) During this week take note of two events: the blessing of throats traditionally done on February 3 will take place after the 12:10PM Mass and at 5:30PM during a prayer service. On the first Friday, February 6, Mass will be at 12:10PM and lunch will follow in the Parish Center. Hope to see many of you at both evens! Have a great week! Important February Dates February 11 - Parish Pastoral Council Meeting - 7:00 PM February 12 - Women's Guild Meeting - 7:00 PM (Please note date change) SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:00PM Monday • February 2 The Presentation of the Lord Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 Tuesday • February 3 Weekday Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43 Wednesday • February 4 Weekday Heb 12:4-7, 11-15/Mk 6:1-6 Thursday • February 5 St. Agatha Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/Mk 6:7-13 Friday • February 6 St. Paul Miki and Companions Heb 13:1-8/Mk 6:14-29 Saturday • February 7 Weekday Heb 13:15-17, 20-21/Mk 6:30-34 Sunday • February 8 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/ Mk 1:29-39 Mass Attendance January 24-25 Saturday 4:00PM 282 5:30PM 159 Sunday 8:00AM 11:00AM 149 344 5:00PM 171 In recognition of our need to give, and the many needs of our church and parish, and in gratitude for God’s gifts to us, we declare our willingness to return a portion of our Treasure to our parish, as part of our total Christian stewardship. Weekly Sacrificial Giving Not available at time of publication Thank you for your continued support and generosity!
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