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MASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:  8:00 am

Tuesday: Communion Service & Miraculous Medal Novena - 8 am

 Saturday: 5:00pm                  Sunday: 10:15am

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28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

December 8, 2019

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MASS INTENTIONS 

SAT 12/07 5:00 PM Thomas Devlin by Mr. & Mrs. John Murphy

SUN 12/08 10:15 AM Frances Lisella by Celine Nauman

MON 12/09 8:00 AM NO MASS

TUE 12/10 8:00 AM COMMUNION SERVICE

WED 12/11 8:00 AM Therese Harashic by Bernie & Joanne Perch

THUR 12/12 8:00 AM Frank & Eleanor Perch by Perch Family

FRI 12/13 8:00 AM Dave Yagalla by Maryann & Shawn

SAT 12/14 5:00 PM Joan Sauers (2ND) by Sauers Family

SUN 12/15 10:15 AM James V. Senape, Sr. by Senape Family

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WKLY: $2,119 Outreach: $699 Care of Priests: $196  -  Catholic Campaign for Human Development: $280

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Retirement Fund for Religious: Please give to those who have given a lifetime. The second collection this weekend (December 7/8) is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Please be generous.

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FAITH FORMATION CLASSES for grades Pre-K to 8th are held in the Parish Center from 9 to 10 AM every Sunday.

There will be no Faith Formation classes on Sunday, December 22 & December 29. Classes will resume on Sunday, January 5.

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The next Children’s Mass will be on January 19 at 10:15 AM. The 3RD grade students will lead us in prayer.

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GIVING TREE PROJECT: The gifts for the Giving Tree must be returned to our church by Sunday, December 15 at 11:30 AM. The Giving Tree Project is our way of sharing our resources with other families in our community at Christmas. Thank you in advance for your generosity to others!

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CHRISTMAS STORY: This will be presented on Christmas Eve at the 6 PM Mass. Children in grades Pre-K to 6th are eligible to participate. Practices are on December 10th,12th, & 17th from 5:00-5:45 PM. Dress Rehearsal is Thursday, December 19th from 5:00-6:00 PM

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PRO-LIFE BABY BOTTLES are available on the table as you enter the Church. Please return your donation by Friday, December 27. All proceeds benefit babies & mothers.

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GIFT CARDS: There is still time to order cards to guarantee delivery for your Holiday gift giving! Cards & order forms are available at weekend Masses & the office on weekdays.

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Message from Mary Anne Malone, Parish Life Coordinator

This coming week, the Church celebrates two beautiful feasts of our Blessed Mother. The first is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The title of the Immaculate Conception recognizes Mary’s privilege of coming into the world free from sin. In 1846, Mary as the Immaculate Conception was named Patroness of the United States of America. The feast day is usually December 8th, but because December 8th falls on the Second Sunday of Advent, the feast is moved to December 9th. Our parish will celebrate with a Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

On December 12th we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady appeared to an Aztec Indian, Juan Diego in 1531 on a hill in Mexico City. She asked Juan to go to the Bishop to ask that a church be built in her honor, but the Bishop was skeptical. Juan Diego asked Our Lady for a sign, and she told him to pick roses from the hillside to take to the Bishop. It was winter, but Juan gathered beautiful roses, put them in his tilma (his cloak) and took them to the Bishop. When he opened his cloak the roses fell out, and the Bishop and priests fell to their knees. They saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe miraculously imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma. To this day, 500 years later, that cloak with the magnificent image hangs above the main altar in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We associate Our Lady of Guadalupe with Mexico, but she is the Patroness of the Americas and of the Unborn. If you don’t know much about Our Lady of Guadalupe, there are some very fascinating stories to read about the apparitions, the image on the tilma and the resulting conversion of South America to Catholicism.

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

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To prepare for Mass next weekend, spend some time with the readings before you go to Mass. The readings for next Sunday (December 15), the Third Sunday of Advent, are:

Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10 · James 5:7-10 · Matthew 11:2-11

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Liturgical Ministers for the Weekend of December 14-15

SAT 5 PM S-ATiminsky EMs- SBurlett, MEDugan L- EPrice AS-AStec

SUN 10:15 AM S-AWestern EMs- PReynolds, JSchwab L-EHreha AS-Sydney Werger,

Ben Gombeda, Ethan Laurel

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ROSE for Life: In loving memory of Stacie Hollock by Ed & Jean Price

If you would like to dedicate a Rose for Life, call Roseann Kolensky at 570-443-8688.

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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION DURING ADVENT: Fr. O’Rourke will hear confessions on Thursdays December 5, 12, & 19 from 6-7 PM & Saturdays from 4-4:30 PM. The light will be on for you!

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Diocesan Annual Appeal: “Serving in FAITH with HOPE and GRATITUDE.” The total of pledges from our parish is now $8,077.00 or 48% toward the goal of $17,000. When we all support the Appeal, we share in the mission of the Church: helping the poor and marginalized, forming our people in the faith, and supporting the priests in their retirement. To date, 75 of our parishioners have contributed toward the appeal. If you have not yet pledged, there is still time to do so.

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BINGO: St. Patrick’s Bingo will be on Wed, December 11. Everyone will have a chance at $500 Lucky Bucks & $500 Progressive Coverall Jackpot. Food from 5 PM-Games begin 6PM.

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Sunday, December 15 in the Parish Center from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Adults: $9 Children Ages 3-10: $4 Children under 3: Free

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WOMEN OF ST PATRICK: Cookies for the homebound will be assembled on Sunday, DEC 15 at 2 PM in the Parish Center.

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