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  • Today's Readings

  • FAITH SHARING COMMUNITIES

    St. Andre Faith Sharers    will meet with  Jackie Barkus at 6 pm on Monday, October 7 in the Fr. Murgas Meeting Room of the Parish Office

    Disciples of the Spirit of Jesus will meet with Sr. Madonna  on Saturday, October 19 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, September 22 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, October 17 
    1 pm

     CATECHETICAL COUNCIL
    Sunday, October 6 
    NOON

     
    FINANCE COUNCIL
    Thursday November 21
    6:00 p.m.
     
    LITURGICAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, October 24
    6:00 p.m.

    PARISH LIFE COUNCIL
    Thursday, October 17 
    6:00 pm
     
    PASTORAL COUNCIL
    Thursday, November 7
    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


    Congratulations to the Basket Raffle Winners!!

    1. It's All About the Movies - Dave Dirvonsky 

      

    2. Let's Have a Halloween Party - Geri Pointek 


    3. $50.00 Weis Gift Card - Donna Owca  


    4. Glass Food Storage Set - Candice Berrini 


    5. Snack Time - Leonard Koval  


    6. $50.00 J.C. Penney Gift Card - Deno 



    7. Autumn Assortment and Coffee Too - Rita Kcenish 


    8. $25.00 Cracker Barrel Gift Card - Albert Kollesar   


    9. Fall is in the Air - Megan Flannery  


    10. $50.00 Lowe's Gift Card - Kevin Aucker  


    11. Cold Cash - Johnny Alivice 
     

    12. Lottery Tickets - Mary Charnetski  


    13. Ready for Fall - Christine Soroka  



    14. $50.00 Schiel's Gift Card - Dianne Maxfield  


    15. Decorating for Fall - Lora Lucas  


    16. $100.00 Mad Money - Matty Kurtz 
     

    17. The Fragrance of Autumn - Kim Shambora  


    18. Burgers and Ice Cream - Leonard Koval  
     

    19. Ahh! - Kate from Donn Michaels  


    20. Wine and Cheese - Geri Pointek  
     


    21. $25.00 Applebee's Gift Card - Frank Lombardi  


    22. Floral Embroidery - Ann Marie Lynch  
     

    23. Cozy Up to Fall - Johanna Napkori  

     

    24. It's About the Kitchen - Irene Courtney 


    25. We All Scream for Ice Cream - Kevin Aucker  


    26. Hamilton Beach 4-qt Slow Cooker - Albert Kollesar   



    Looking Ahead 
     
    ANNUAL TOY BINGO
    Sunday, November 3, 2019 
    1:30pm 
    Doors open at Noon. 
    St. Mary's Social Hall Madison St. 
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 

    We are in need of toys which serve as prizes for our regular games. 
    Popular toys inculde board games and electronic/video games. Stuffed animals are also popular, but please make sure they are NEW and UNUSED. Leggo sets are always a big hit, and anything robotic/electronic. 

    We are in need of Toys to serve as prizes for our SPECIALS We have several special games throughout the Bingo afternoon which require bigger ticket prizes: Tv, video or other gaming systems or other electronic gizmos are perfect for this type of prize. 
    Toy donations can be dropped in the box in the vestibule of the church. 

    We are in Need of GIFT CARDS  
    which can be used as consolation prizes when there is more than one winner in any regular game or special. We also use them as door prizes. Gift cards can be to any local store or restaurant, especially kid-friendle ones. Please drop them in the collection basket each weekend. 

    We are in Need of WORKERS 
    to man the entry tables, raffle sales, floor walkers to sell 50-50 and Specials, and, to check winners. We need people to work the kitchen, preparing food and selling food. We need baked goods for our dessert table. We need helpers to set up and helpers to take down. 
    If you area able to help in anyway, contact Pat Baran at 570-823-6280


    LECTORS 
    A meeting for  All Lectors is scheduled for  Saturday, October 12, 2019 at  10:00am in the church. All Lectors are asked to attend. 

    A meeting for  all Extraordinary Ministers of Communion will be held on  Saturday, October 26th at  10:00am in the church. All EMOCs are asked to attend.  


    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. 


    THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION
    We wish to extend a word of gratitude to the family of Francis McCabe's Sr. for the generous donation of Mr. McCabe's Hamilton Piano to our parish. 

    Francis McCabe Sr. was the long-time organist and choir director at Holy Saviour Parish, His wife Mary Therese and son, Francis , bequeath his piano to our parish as a lasting memorial to his memory. He will continue to be part of our worship every time we use this piano. 

     

    GREAT NEWS!

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

    www.standrebessettewb.com/news

    Looking for recipes from our Parish chefs!!

    If anyone has any delicious recipes I would love to show them off on our website for everyone to enjoy, please email Matty at mattystandre1979@yahoo.com  
    Or you could also write them down and put them in with the collection envelopes also.  Looking forward to see what wonderful recipes we have!      

    Mass of Remembrance of those who died in the last year and all the Faithful Departed will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 6pm. A social will follow in Fr. Zolcinski Hall. This is an annual event sponsored by our Parish Social Justice Council. 

    Letters to those who have lost loved ones will be sent out within the next few weeks. If you do not receive a letter, but have lost a loved one, you can contact the parish office.


     

     






























     


















     
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