THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JANUARY 18, 2015 Sat. Sun. 1/17 1/18 Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun. 1/19 1/20 1/21 1/22 1/23 1/24 1/25 4:00 PM 7:30 AM 10:30 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 4:00 PM 7:30 AM 10:30 AM MASS INTENTIONS For the People Elaine Gazick by the Capozzelli Family Francis Pingar by the Wilhelm Family Lioba Petrushka by M/M Jerome Tulanowski Leonard Swankoski by Mike and Theresa NO MASS Nancy Irwin by Thomas and Sylvia Prussock Gertrude Stegena by M/M Donald Rogosky & Son David and Helen Mahon by Family For the People Joan and Gerald Gatti by Judy Lutz 2014: Sunday $372.00; Dues $786.00; Care and Education of Priests $1.00; Immaculate Conception $5.00; Religious Retirement $3.00; Christmas $85.00; Christmas Flowers $2.00. 2015: Sunday $3,980.00; Dues $883.00; Care and Education of Priests $117.00; Initial Offering $189.00; Solemnity of Mary $89.00; Human Development $15.00; Poor Box $343.00 CANDLES ON THE ALTAR in Memory of Gertrude & George Stegena by Marie & Donald Rogosky SECOND COLLECTION next weekend is for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. MEMORIAL DONATIONS:$25 in memory of Alexander Mason by Beatrice Schmeer and Leone McClellan; in memory of Bernadette Senape are $50 by Angela and Sarah Jane Walton and $50 by Jack and Dianne Schellenberg. LOTTERY TICKETS FOR MARCH ARE ON SALE AFTER THE WEEKEND MASSES. TICKETS WERE DONATED IN MEMORY OF JEAN IBEN. MEMORIAL GIFT FOR DEACON CY: We are still accepting donations in memory of Deacon Cy Kowalchick. Deacon Cy dedicated over 20 years of his life to our parish community. He was a tireless visitor to our homebound parishioners, nursing home guests, and hospital patients. We would appreciate all donations being made by February 8th. YOUTH GROUP NEWS: SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th – SNOW TUBING AT JACK FROST! This winter sport is not only fun, but anyone can do it! We will leave from the church at 12:00 PM and return to town around 4:30 PM. The cost is $25, but if we have a group of 15 or more, the rate goes down to $20. You may want to bring extra money for refreshments. Be sure to dress in layers of warm clothes, including a hat, gloves, and several pairs of socks! It gets very cold when you’re flying down the slopes. TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WINNERS: $300 Stella Brogan; $100 Pat Thomas; $100 Katherine Lutz; $100 Leona DeiTos; $100 Bob Kiddish; $100 Ed and Liz Macko; $100 Robert Gaffney; $500 Toni Kluck; $100 H.B. Kopczynskie; $100 Agnes Ferreira; $100 Mary Fran Chuckra; $100 William Ervin. Congratulation to our winners and thank you to all who supported our raffle! IN SYMPATHY: As a parish family we offer our sympathy and prayerful support to the families of Bernadette Senape, Joanne Balas, Ann Ammon, Charles Puzzetti, Sr., Bernard Stefanovitch, Edward Karlick, John Stefanick, and Alexander Mason who recently passed away. *** PARISH OFFICE CLOSED Monday, Jan 19TH in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. *** Greetings from the Pastor, Well, the Advent and Christmas Seasons are both behind us now. Your tree and other decorations are probably safely stored away for another year. Those New Year’s resolutions that you were so adamant about are now a distant memory. We could easily say this is a let-down time of year, but it isn’t! This is the time of year that we need to allow Scripture to lead us. This weekend you heard the story of how John the Baptist led Andrew and Peter to Jesus. If you listened to the gospel intently, you will have noticed that TWO disciples were first introduced to Jesus when John said: “Look, the Lamb of God!” One is Andrew, the other is not named (later in the Gospel, Andrew told his brother Peter about Jesus). We are not told who this “other” disciple is. It is not a mistake. YOU are the other disciple! It was easy to see Jesus prior to CHRISTmas. You saw HIM everywhere. Take the Jesus who was so easy to see everywhere a few weeks ago and look for HIM again. HE is still there waiting for you. The CHRISTmas season is not just once a year, but every day, every year. Let’s not pack CHRISTmas away, but keep CHRIST a part of us every day. DIOCESAN APPEAL DONORS: M/M Randy Bell; M/M Thomas Bugda; M/M Thomas Crofcheck; M/M Leo Decowski; M/M Louis Durange; Mrs. Alma Falatko; Mrs. Joseph Ferreira; M/M John Gulvas; Mrs. Donna Hadzick; Miss Dorothy Herkalo; Ms. Margaret Klechko; M/M Timothy Mahovich; M/M Joseph Malloy; A.R. Moyer; Mrs. Mary Rita Nosal; M/M Michael Plaska; M/M Joseph Polumbo; M/M Tony Joe Puzzetti; M/M John Sabo; M/M Chester Soroko, Jr.; Ms. Kathleen Starruick; M/M John Turri; M/M Edward Yanochko. Our goal is $28,000.00. We have pledged $24,736.14. We still need $3,263.86 to meet our goal. If you have not made your pledge, it’s not too late. Won’t you take an envelope today and help our parish meet its goal? Thank you for your continued generosity. CCD HIGHLIGHTS: Third Grade Children’s Mass is January 18th at 10:30 AM. Starting January 25th at 9 AM, the 5th and 6th grade classes will be brought together once a month for the remaining session to begin the important preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Notices have been sent home addressing the cancellation of classes due to inclement weather. Please refer to this in the event of a WINTER STORM WARNING ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL. THE FAITH IN ACTION JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP is sponsoring a collection of good condition adult-size coats, hats, gloves, and scarfs for the young men and women from Keystone Job Corps Center. Please bring your donations to the Church as soon as possible and deposit them in the box at the entrance. GARDENING WORKSHOP: Penn State Extension Master Gardener Sandy Visintainer will present Straw Bale Gardening on Wed., Jan. 21st at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Church. Learn how you can grow vegetables successfully in a limited space and without having to till the ground. Registration and a fee of $5.00 are requested. To register, please contact the Luzerne County Penn State Extension at 1-888-825-1701, or email [email protected] ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING – Wednesday, Jan 21st at 6 PM at the Other Side. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. MARDI GRAS -- Saturday, Feb 14th at 6 PM at St. Michael’s Hall. Tickets will be available after the masses or by calling Mary Lloyd at 570-578-6720. Anyone wishing to donate tricky trays or volunteer to help should call Mary Lloyd. There will be a limited number of tickets available, so be sure to get yours early! IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING CHURCH ENVELOPES : In order to receive proper credit for your church donations and your dues, you MUST use the envelopes provided. Putting cash or even checks in a plain envelope does not guarantee that you will be given proper credit. In addition, it is important that you indicate the amount on the envelope. If you are not receiving your church envelopes, or if you are receiving envelopes for people no longer living at your address, please contact the parish office. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter. MINISTRY SCHEDULE for next weekend, January 24/25: 4:00 PM: Altar Servers: Adam and Kyra Zabretsky; Lectors: Mary Beth Golab, Bobby Maso; Extraordinary Ministers: Marilyn Hodges, Cindy Zabretsky 7:30 AM: Altar Server: Michael Eisenhart; Lectors: Jean Rudawski, Janet Croshaw; Extraordinary Ministers: Cheryl Turri, Joe Rudawski 10:30 AM: Altar Servers: Michael Walters, Lacee Gera; Lectors: Matt Kopczynskie, Rose Flanagan; Extraordinary Ministers: TJ Puzzetti, Joseph Wizda *** If you are unable to serve, please arrange a replacement.
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