Extraordinary Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers aid in distributing the Holy Eucharist both at Liturgy and by bringing the Body of Christ to our infirm and homebound parishioners as well as those in nursing homes. Special training is offered for this ministry.

Lector

Sectors proclaim the Word of God to the Assembly and lead the General Intercessions.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest at weekend Masses. Boys and girls in 4th grade are welcome to join and are encouraged to continue through high school.

ministry: Worship

Tabernacle Candle

The Tabernacle Candle burns this week in memory of John and Angeline Yancus by family.

Rose for Life

roseThe Rose for Life this week is in memory of Connie and Joe Spadell by Marie and Tony Bellizia.




First Friday

This occurs on February 2nd. Celebrate the Presentation of the Lord and Groundhog Day by attending the 8:00 AM Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Morning Praises, Divine Mercy Devotion, and closing Benediction.

Anniversary Mass

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, and the Office for Parish Life wish to invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2018 to a diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 10. The event includes a 2:30 PM Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Requests for an invitation, with a mailing address, should be made by calling the parish office before March 12th.

Canceling a Baptism or Wedding? Please Let Us Know

If you are canceling a baptism or wedding, or choosing a date different than the original one, please let us know. People, for the most part, have been good about this, but a few have either canceled or postponed an original date without the proper notification. There certainly is no disgrace in canceling a wedding or opting to be baptized at a later time.

Friendly Reminder

Cell PhonePLEASE! turn cell phones off during Mass. Thank You!




Prayer Intention Book

Prayer RequestsThere is a new Liturgical prayer intention book in the back of the church. The book is in accordance with the Liturgical year and has space for intentions every day of the week. We encourage you to “briefly” indicate your intention on the lines provided for that specific day. All intentions will be included in the petitions for that day.

Mass Completion

Masses which begin are to he completed if at all possible. If a parishioner takes ill during a Mass, we simply cannot dismiss the congregation. While certainly the ill person must be ministered to, the Mass must be prudently continued; also if the priest celebrating the Mass takes ill, the Mass is to be completed by another priest if at all possible. Please keep this in mind if any instances of illness occur during the celebration of the liturgy.