FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY, February 2
Mal 3:1-4, Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40
7:00 a.m. Candida Bannon
8:45 a.m. Denis Leblond
TUESDAY, February 3
Heb 12:1-4; Mk 5:21-43
7:00 a.m. Denis Leblond
8:45 a.m. Jeanne Gifford
5:30 p.m. Joan Zielinski
St. Blaise
WEDNESDAY, February 4
Heb 12:4-7,11-15; Mk 6:1-6
7:00 a.m. Charlotte Yavorski
8:45 a.m. Michael Laury
5:30 p.m. Patricia Topper
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 7-8
5:30 p.m. Mike Wittland, Nick Fiorillo
9:00 a.m. Jim Anthony, Mike Cilurso, Tim Schamberger,
Andrea Freeman
10:30 a.m. Mary Anne Johnson, Bill Gerrity, Bob Donatelli,
Kyle McLemore
12:15 p.m. Mark Kuna, Michael Fink
THURSDAY, February 5
Heb 12:18-19,21-24; Mk 7-13
7:00 a.m. Robert McCullough
8:45 a. m. Michael Laury
5:30 p.m. Henry Focht
FRIDAY, February 6
Heb 13:1-8; Mk 6:14-29
7:00 a.m. Robert McCullough
8:45 am. Jeanne Gifford
ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 7-8
5:30 p.m. Nick DeFulvio, Jessica Davis, Caroline Fahrney,
Nikki Boyer
7:30 p.m. Grant Brobst, Sean Maehrer, Fyodor D'Souza, Sam
Stringer
7:30 am. James Mont, Triston Margolis, Anthony Julian,
Connor O'Neill
9:00 a.m. Rob and James Haag, Velika D'Souza, Braden
Damitz
10:30 a.m. Joseph and Maria Traglia, Isabella Joyce, Brendan
Boyle
12:15 p.m. Abbey and Danny Marx, Jeffrey Rander, Sean
McCarthy
School Liturgy
SATURDAY, February 7
Heb 13:15-17,20-21; Mk 6:30-34
8:00 a.m. Bill and Dolores Herzog
5:30 p.m. Eddie Granitz
7:30 p.m. Denis Leblond
SUNDAY, February 8
Jb 7:1-4,6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19,22-23; Mk 1:29-39
7:30 a.m. Mary Pastor
9:00 a.m. Bernard Stinner
10:30 a.m. William Wood
12:15 p.m. Richard Spugnardi
46TH PARISH RETREAT
Will be held at Monocacy Manor, Bethlehem, beginning on Fri., Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. and ending on Sun.,
Mar. 15. You are welcome...please try to join us. For
reservations contact Msgr. Murphy at the Rectory,
610-433-7413.
"Faith is the realization of what is
hoped for and evidence of things
not seen."
- Hebrews 11:1
LECTOR SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 7-8
5:30 p.m. Vic Joliat, Connie Barbarics
7:30 p.m. Veronica D'Souza, Dale Meisel
7:30 a.m. Roseanne Pastir, Chris Vaughan
9:00 a.m. Joe and Dottie Crago
10:30 a.m. Joan McCain, Sharon Mixa
12:15 p.m. Ed Olearczyk, Rick Orloski
This schedule is posted as a courtesy. Please remember that
the deadline for bulletin items is several days before it is
actually being read. Some changes to the schedule may not
have been available when the bulletin went to print.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Grades K-6: Sundays, 8:30-10:10 a.m. - Feb. 1, 8, 15
(no class), Feb. 22.
Grades 7-8: Sundays, 8:30-10:10 a.m. - Feb. 8, 22.
Grades 7-8: Mondays: 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Feb. 9 (class for
Gr. 7 only,) Feb. 23.
Confirmation Rehearsal for Grade 8 Candidates will
take place on Mon., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Confirmation for Grade 8 Candidates will take place ,
on Tues., Feb. 10, with Bishop John Barres officiating.
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STM GALA LADIES NIGHT OUT
"La Raccolta"
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5
7:00 - 9:00 PM
STM FAMILY CENTER
Come, for a gathering of
"Our Favorite Things." Bring one of your
"Favorite Things" to support the Gala Auction.
We'll supply food and beverage.
Info call 908-644-9938 - Heather Hinshaw-Blews
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
PRIME TIME NEWS
We invite anyone over the age of 55 to join Prime
Time. We meet the second Thursday of the month at
1:30 PM in the Family Center. Dues are $5 per year.
No meeting in February.
Thurs., Mar. 12 - First meeting in 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in
the Family Center. Dues will be accepted at that time.
TRIPS FOR 2015:
Wed., Mar. 18 - Hollywood Casino Trip. Cost $22. $30
slot play, $5 food. Leaves STM 10:00 a.m.
Tues. & Wed., Mar. 31 Apr. 1 - Atlantic City, Visit 3
casinos, free buffet, slot play, show. Cost $102 pp. dbl.,
$130 single. Bus leaves STM at 9:00 a.m.
Wed., Apr. 15 - Mt. Airy. Cost $20, $20 slot play, $10
food. Bus leaves STM 10:30 a.m.
Wed., May 6 - LeCreccis, "Legends in Music"
entertainment. One hour open bar, served meal, beer/
wine. Cost $78. Bus leaves STM 8:45 a.m.
Tues., June 2 - Sight and Sound for "Joseph" / Shady
Maple. Cost $86. Bus leaves STM at 10:00 a.m.
Please note: Take photo ID on all casino trips and must be
21 years of age. On all our bus trips your check is your
reservation and will be handled in that order. If you need
to cancel, you are responsible for filling your reservation.
We will try to assist you if we have a waiting list. Call
Marie Ormanoski, 610-965-9960.
STM BIBLICAL STUDIES
Feb. 5: Faith Sharing Group following 8:45 a.m. Mass
in the Church Library.
Feb. 6: Men's Bible Study, 6:45 a.m., Disciple's Room.
Feb. 8: Sunday Morning Bible Study, 8:30 a.m. in
school conference room.
For more info, please see the parish website.
The Spring Small Groups Are Here!
STM Faith Communities invites you to join a threemonth small group and experience your Catholic faith in
a new and exciting way. For details or to register see the
church's website or contact Jared Rabold at the Parish
Center. Groups being offered are: The Catholic Man
Cave; Arts & Faith Appreciation; Photography &
Faith; Wednesday Women. Schedules in bulletin soon.
CHI-RHO Network of Volunteers
Feb. 5: Meeting in the Parish Center Marian Room at
6:30 p.m.
Chi-Rho is a network of volunteers who help fellow
parishioners who are in need. If you would like more
information on this ministry or would like to join, please
contact Jared Rabold at the Parish Center or by email
atj [email protected]
PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL OUR STM
PARISHIONERS AND FAMILY
MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING
IN THE ARMED FORCES
"We live in the land of the free
because of the brave."
STM GALA - APRIL 18, 2015
In celebration of the 45th year of St. Thomas More
School, the 2015 Gala Committee is creating a
special tribute to the generations of families that
have helped make our wonderful school the treasure
it is today. We need your assistance to make this
happen! Please contact Megan Bower at
[email protected]
[email protected]
or Lisa Seed at
and submit photos of your
family from 45 years ago to today!
CELEBRATE KNUTE ROCKNE
AND NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL HISTORY
With Award-Winning Author Jim Lefebvre
This event will include a question and answer
session, and Jim will be available to autograph his
current book, Coach for a Nation: The Life and
Times of Knute Rockne, as well as others he has
written. It will be held at the Columbian Home of
Allentown, 1519 W. Greenleaf St., Allentown, PA,
on February 4, at 7:00 PM. Free Admittance. For
more info call Tom Gibbons, 610-395-2130.
MORE BREAD NEWS
VALENTINE'S DAY is fast approaching. Think about
Flowers from PHOEBE FLORIST (accepting Generic
certificates); Candy from JOSH EARLY CANDIES, $10
and $25 denominations available; Dinner Out at
OUTBACK/BONEFISH/CARRABBA'S, APPLEBEE'S,
RED LOBSTER/OLIVE GARDEN, RED ROBIN AND
OTHERS, $25 denominations available; GRILLE 3501
(cards must be ordered with at least 3 days advance
notice, "Generic" no longer accepted); YOUELL'S
OYSTER HOUSE, accepting our "Generic" certificates
(reservations highly recommended.) For a complete list
of cards and participating vendors see parish website.
WOMEN'S GUILD NEWS
Mark your calendars! March 12 is the NEW DATE for
Basket Bingo! Further info soon. Ques., contact Melissa
Stahley at [email protected] Watch this space for
upcoming details on the Women's Guild Easter Ham
Fundraiser! There is still time to send in your Women's
Guild membership dues of $15. Ques., contact Corinne
Shucavage at 610-966-7311.
..."Now choose life, so that you and your children may
live." Deuteronomy 30:19
STM TRIPS
Feb. 7, NYC Ballet "Hear the Dance America," and
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
Time." Sold Out! Lunch offered at Trattoria Del Arte,
$35, 57th and 7th. Anyone going to ballet or theatre can
join us for lunch! Bus leaves Trident at 9 a.m.
Mar. 5 - Phila. Flower Show "Lights Action Bloom,"
Hollywood theme, $52. Sold Out!
March 28 - Broadway shows, choose one: "The King
and I" with Kelli O'Hara, $144; "An American in
Paris, (old Gene Kelly Movie), $139; "On The
Twentieth Century," Kristen Chenoweth, a classic
"train" show, $147, "The Audience," with Helen
Mirren as Queen Elizabeth (her 60 year reign), $162.
May 16 - "Finding Neverland," about Peter Pan. $120.
For all trips above, contact Lori at 610-674-4374 or 484951-0440, email [email protected], Checks should be
made out to St. Thomas More Church and mailed to Lori
O'Hara, 323 Tamarack Dr., Allentown, PA 18104. More
info on St. Thomas More website under
stmchurchallentown.org. Open to all parishioners and
their guests.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
On Mon., Feb. 2, 7:00-7:45 p.m., please come to the
Disciple's Room for The Christian Life: "Where is
there room for the theological virtues in our busy
schedules?" Dr. Brennan Pursell will lead the
discussion of #1812-1845 in the Catechism. For the
podcasts, go to the parish website, click on "Adult
Formation," then select "Catechism Podcasts" from the
dropdown menu.
R.C.I.A.
Join us as Fr. James reviews the second Sacrament of
Healing: Anointing of the Sick. Learn how the church
offers this beautiful sacrament to those facing death,
serious surgery and/or chronic illness. Jesus' concern for
our physical and spiritual health is clear since He sent
the apostles to anoint the sick with oil and cure them
(Mark 6:13). Ques., call Fr. James at 610-433-7413.
HAVE A HEART NEWS
VALENTINE'S DAY MASS on Thurs., Feb. 12, Noon in
the Chapel. Lunch following in Disciple's Room.
OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH at Carrabba's on Mar. 11 at
12:30. For details, call Nancy Hrabal, 610-395-5660.
FOOD BANK COLLECTION
St. Thomas More Boy Scout Troop 439 will be collecting
food for the Second Harvest Food Bank every weekend
beginning Feb. 7 through March 8. Boxes will be placed in
the Church for your donations. Please help the Scouts in their
worthwhile endeavor to feed the hungry. Thank you.
ST. THOMAS MORE BANQUET FACILITY
Let us help you customize your special event
Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties,
Corporate Events
FOR INFO CALL
Gwyn Baker 610-217-0840
or email www.stmweddings.com
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YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING COLLECTION This weekend after all Masses to benefit St. Vincent
De Paul Fund.
FEB. 13: ARC VALENTINE'S DANCE:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help set-up for the
dance, hang out with those attending, and clean up.
Times are 5:30-9:00 PM. Dinner will be provided. If
you can't come for the whole night but want to help,
please let me know what time you are able to attend. If
you are able to volunteer please email
[email protected]
FEB. 22: YOUTH NIGHT - DISCIPLE'S ROOM,
6:30-8:00 PM.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE
Junior and Senior accounting students from DeSales
Univ. will provide free tax preparation assistance to
senior citizens and those with lower incomes from
NOW through Fri., April 3. To schedule a VITA
appointment call 610-282-1100x1868. A DeSales
student will return your call and provide assistance
accordingly. Bring all printed tax info and all
documents pertaining to federal, state and local taxes
with you to your appointment. This program is
sponsored by the IRS and supervised by Dr. Christopher
Cocozza, business division head at DeSales Univ.
FIRST FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 6
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - The Blessed
Sacrament will be exposed for adoration and prayer
on Fri., Feb. 6, in the Chapel beginning at 9:15 a.m.,
concluding with Benediction at 4:55 p.m.
VOCATION HOLY HOUR - Please join our parish
family in the Chapel from 4-5 p.m. as we pray for an
increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious
life. This hour of prayer includes a scripture
reading, homily, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany of
Humility and of the Sacred Heart, vocation prayer,
Rosary for Priests and Benediction.
ARMATA BIANCA - CHILDREN'S ROSARY will take place in the Church at 3:15 p.m. to recite
the Rosary and other favorite prayers. All ages
welcome. Ques., call Lori Samer, 610-395-0097.
THROATS WILL BE BLESSED AFTER ALL
MASSES THIS WEEKEND IN HONOR OF ST.
BLAISE.