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  • Today's Readings

  • FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES

    St. Andre Faithseekers   will meet with  Jackie Barkus at 6 pm on Monday, July 1st  in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish Office

    Disciples of the Spirit of Jesus will meet with Sr. Madonna  on Saturday, June 15 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.
     
    Sharers on the Journey with Christ  will meet with Rosemary Shedlock on Sunday, June 16 at 2:00 pm in the home of Elaine Snyder

    Anyone wishing to learn more about their Faith or seeking to join a Faith Sharing Community is asked to contact Sr. Madonna at 570-823-4988
  • Ongoing

    ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT is observed in our parish on Thursdays from Noon until 6 pm.
    The day concludes with Vespers and Benediction at 6 pm.
    All Catholics are invited to join us in adoration of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament each Thursday.

    Religious Education Classes for our Young People has ended for the summer. Register for next Season by calling the parish office at 570-823-4988.
     

  • Calendar of Events

  •            Administration

     
    . PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCILS

      ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
    Thursday, September 12
    1 pm

     CATECHETICAL COUNCIL
    Sunday, August 18 
    NOON

     
    FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday September 19
    6:00 p.m.
     
    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, August 29
    6:00 p.m.

    PARISH LIFE COUNCIL
    Thursday, October 17 
    6:00 pm
     
    PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, September 5
    6:00 p.m.

      SOCIAL JUSTICE COUNCIL
    Thursday, October 10 

    6:00 p.m.
     
    All Administrative Councils will meet at 6:00 pm on Thursdays in the Church for Vespers. Meetings will follow immediately in the Fr. Murgas Room.
     
    PARISH COMMITTEE MEETINGS

    DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    Monday, September 16
    6:30 p.m.
    Lower Meeting Room

    All Parish Committee Meetings take place in the Fr. Murgas Room of the parish office, unless otherwise specified.

  • COMING EVENTS


    Fraternalist of the Year

    Congratulations to Anna Hudock, Social Justice Council coordinator of  St Andre Bessette Parish who was recently named the First Catholic Slovak Association's 2019 Fraternalist o f the Year. Anna was nominated for the award by Magdalen I. Iskra, President of the Magdalen I Iskra District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association. Anna serves as Treasurer of the District. The First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association is a non-profit insurance company with its home office in Cleveland Ohio. 

    The announcement of her selection was made at the First Cathoic Slovak Ladies Association Magdalen I Iskra District National and District Scholarship Awards luncheon held at Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. 

    Anna is very active at St Andre Bessette Parish. Besides being the Social Justice Council coordinator she is a lector, Eucharist Minister and member of the choir. She also volunteers at all the fund raising activities at the parish. 

    CONGRATULATIONS ANNA!!!


    Ministers Needed 

    Due to the recent state of funerals and illnesses, our parish is bereft of enough ministers to fulfill the m any needs of our parish. 

    We are in need of LECTORS to proclaim the Word of God;  EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS to take the Blessed Sacrament to the sick and homebound;  SERVERS to serve at God's altar;  CHOIR MEMBERS to raise a joyful song to the Lord;  HOSPITALITY MINISTERS to extend a warm welcome to member and visitor alike;  USHERS to assist in taking up the collection. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact the parish office (570-823-4988).  Your parish needs YOU!!

    Looking Ahead 


    LABOR DAY MASS 
    Monday, September 2, 2019 
    8:00 am 

    ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION 
    Sunday, September 15 
    Parent and Student Meeting at 9:30am 
    Classes begin Sunday, September 22 

     

    Want to Learn how to make Pierogies??
    Join us on Sunday, September 15th 1-5pm in Fr. Zolcinski Hall and learn how to make those delectable Polish delicacies. No prior experience necessary!

    Fall Dance 
    Mark  September 27th on your calendar! That is the date of our next Dance featuring Millennium. Tickets go on sale beginning August 31st!
     
    We will also have our  Fabulous Basket Raffle! All items for baskets must be in by August 25th We are in need of GIFT CARDS from area Restaurants and stores. These can be dropped in the Collection Basket or at the parish office.

    TOY BINGO
    Sunday November 3 2019 Doors open at Noon. First Game 1:30pm 

    Next Bingo Committee Meeting 
    Wednesday August 21st at 10am. 

    Now Collecting Gift Cards, Big Ticket Items, or Electronics. Please drop off at Parish Office.  


    BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 

    Have you lost a loved one? 

    Do you feel alone in your grief?

    Consider joining our Parish's Bereavement Support Group. 

    This group is limited to 10 members and will meet for 6 weeks. 

    The first session will begin on Wednesday, September 11th at 6pm and continue until October 16th. 

    Sessions will last approximately 90 minutes. To sign up, please contact the parish office at 570-823-4988.

    We will accept the first 10 people to call. Anyone after that will be put on a waiting list for out next session in the fall. 

    Learn how to face the reality of loss of a loved one. 

    This will be a self helped group led by people who already have experienced and worked through reconciliation of a death of someone dear. 

    GREAT NEWS!

    Check out our brand new blog which was created by Matt Kurtz you can view the blog at 

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