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  • Today's Readings

  • Calendar of Events

    • June 22 - June 29
      Religious Freedom Week
      Catholics across the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty at home and abroad during Serving Others in God’s Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which runs from June 22 to 29. Resources for Religious Freedom Week can be found at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek and www.usccb.org/freedom
    • June 23, 4:00 PM - June 24, 12:00 PM
      Peter's Pence Collection
      The Peter’s Pence Collection is a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence.
    • June 23, 4:00 PM - June 24
      Nativity of St. John the Baptist
      John challenges us Christians to the fundamental attitude of Christianity—total dependence on the Father, in Christ. Except for the Mother of God, no one had a higher function in the unfolding of salvation. Yet the least in the kingdom, Jesus said, is greater than he, for the pure gift that the Father gives. The attractiveness as well as the austerity of John, his fierce courage in denouncing evil—all stem from his fundamental and total placing of his life within the will of God.
    • Saturday, June 23, 4:00 PM - 12:00 PM
      Summer Raffle Tickets for Sale
      Support our parish by participating in the Annual Summer Raffle! First Prize is $1,000 .00!
    • Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      CHOIR REHEARSAL
      The Weekly gathering of the choir to review repertoire, learn new music, and share fellowship as liturgical musicians
    • Wednesday, June 27
      St. Cyril of Alexandria
      Lives of the saints are valuable not only for the virtue they reveal but also for the less admirable qualities that also appear. Holiness is a gift of God to us as human beings. Life is a process. We respond to God’s gift, but sometimes with a lot of zigzagging. If Cyril had been more patient and diplomatic, the Nestorian church might not have risen and maintained power so long. But even saints must grow out of immaturity, narrowness, and selfishness. It is because they—and we—do grow, that we are truly saints, persons who live the life of God.
    • Thursday, June 28
      St. Irenaeus
      The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century. He was a student, well trained no doubt, with great patience in investigating, tremendously protective of apostolic teaching, but prompted more by a desire to win over his opponents than to prove them in error. A deep and genuine concern for other people will remind us that the discovery of truth is not to be a victory for some and a defeat for others. Unless all can claim a share in that victory, truth itself will continue to be rejected by the losers, because it will be regarded as inseparable from the yoke of defeat. And so, confrontation, controversy and the like might yield to a genuine united search for God’s truth and how it can best be served.
    • Thursday, June 28, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
      We gather every Thursday to honor our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament with a time of Eucharistic Adoration. Come and present your needs to the Lord. Thank Him for His Presence in this Sacrament. Pray for your needs and the needs of the world.
  • A Message from Bishop Bambera

    As you may already know from media reports, the Diocese of Scranton has been the subject of a statewide Grand Jury investigating child sexual abuse in six of the eight dioceses of Pennsylvania. Public release of the report is expected in the coming weeks.

    I want to take this opportunity to offer my deepest apologies to the victims of sexual abuse, to their families, to the faithful of our Church and to everyone impacted by the behaviors described in this report. While difficult to face, this is the only way for us to move forward in a more positive way as we learn from the past.

    You will be kept apprised of new developments through various channels of communication as more information is released. Once again, I am deeply sorry for these past actions and the pain caused by the behaviors described in this report, and I will continue to do all that I can to ensure the safety and well-being of our children.

    Faithfully yours in Christ,
    +Joseph C. Bambera
    Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L.
    Bishop of Scranton.

  • updates

    Parish Raffle Now Underway!
    Our Parish Summer Raffle has begun.
    This year’s Raffle will be drawn on
    Sunday, July 22nd.

     First Prize— $1,000.00
    Second Prize — $500.00
    Third Prize — $250.00
    Fourth Prize— $ 125.00
    Fifth Prize —  $75.00
    Sixth Prize —  $50.00

     
    Tickets will sell for $2.00 each and may be purchased from any parishioner or through the parish office (570) 823-4988.

    CHECK OUT OUR PARISH CALENDAR
    The Calendar of Events for July 2018-June 2019 has been posted on our EVENTS page. Check it out!

    MINISTRIES SCHEDULE POSTED
    The Ministries Schedule for July 15 - November 25, 2018 has been posted on our Liturgical Ministries page. Check it our!
     

  • Upcoming Gatherings


    FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES
    St. Andre Faith Seekers  will meet with Michael Boris and Jackie Barkus at 6 pm on Monday, July 2, 2018 in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish Office

    Sharers on the Journey with Christ  will meet with Rosemary Shedlock on Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 pm in the home of Elaine Snyder.

    Disciples of the Spirit of Jesus will meet with Sr. Madonna  on Saturday, July 21st at 10:30 am   in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish office. There is still room in this group for anyone desiring to join.

    PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCILS
     
    . PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    6:30 p.m
     
    PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF MEETING
    Thursday, July 5, 2018
    1 pm

    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, July 5, 2018
    6:00 pm

    PARISH SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
    Thursday July 12, 2018
    6 p.m

    PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    6:00 p.m
    All Administrative Councils will meet at 6:00 pm in the church for Vespers. Meetings will commence immediately following the Evening Prayer.
     
    PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS
     
    YOUNG AT HEART COMMITTEE
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    1:00 p.m.

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    Monday,  July 2, 2018
    6:00 p.m.
    Lower Meeting Room
     
    All Parish Committee Meetings take place in the Fr. Murgas Room of the parish office, unless otherwise specified.

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