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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Aug. 24th—4:30PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Margaret Flaherty St. Francis—Aug. 25th—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Ministers—Joyce Barnum & Jeff Williams; Server—Julia & Thomas Williams; Rosary—Mary Tims St. Augustine—Aug. 25th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Anne Hawley and volunteer needed; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns in Memory of John (Anniversary) & Sophie Glenn & John Glenn, Jr. requested by Theresa & Bill Noldy. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of the Schulz & Korbel Families. To provide flowers for St. Francis Church, please call the Rectory at (570-553-2288). To provide flowers for St. Augustine Church, please sign up on the sheet in back of the Church or call Heidi Jaeger (570-663-2459). CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of August—Jerry & Jackie Guiton. St. Augustine cleaners August 18 to 24—volunteers needed; August 25 to 31—volunteers needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Roma Laboda, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Patricia Flynn, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Tom, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, and Monica Redding. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen.

Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (663-2212), Susie Reichlen (553-2618), or Mary Keenan (553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE ~ TODAY (The Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe was scheduled for the weekend of August 24th & 25th in our Diocese. Because the Mission Coop Appeal has been scheduled for the same weekend in our Parish, we will hold the Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe a week early, on August 17th & 18th, THIS WEEKEND.) The Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe illuminates the way for the people of the region by helping Catholic organizations that offer affordable shelter, training for seminarians, pastoral care, and catechesis. Your donation today helps restore the Church in the region and build its future in the aftermath of Soviet rule. Please be generous in today’s Collection. Visit www.usccb.org (search “Church in Central and Eastern Europe”) to learn more about the important projects funded by the Collection. MISSION APPEAL Our Parish Mission COOP Appeal will be held NEXT weekend, August 24th & 25th at all Masses. Rev. Bernard Musondoli, A.A., from Augustinians of the Assumption is assigned to give the Mission Appeal. Please give him a warm welcome next weekend. CCD NEWS There will be a meeting for all CCD teachers on Sunday, August 17th at 6:30PM at Neumann Hall. We will make plans for the coming year. Classes this year will begin on Sunday, September 15th. Sat. Aug.

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MASS SCHEDULE St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FRANCIS H. BURNS, SR. by Frank & Helen Burns St. Augustine Church - ELISABETHA KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME MRS. GERALD (RUTH) MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - DANIEL RICHARDS y Dominick & Joanne Cerretani

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions before & immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request.

AUGUST PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING—POSTPONED Because Fr. Cas will be out of town on Wednesday, August 28th, the date of our scheduled Pastoral Council Meeting, the meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 25th. THANK YOU—GAZEBO COMPLETED!!! I would like to thank everyone who graciously donated money for my senior project. We collected 80% of the total funds needed and I couldn’t be more thankful for your generosity. I hope the gazebo will be put to good use and enjoyed by all. Thank you again, and God Bless. ~ Matthew Sterner Fr. Cas will be blessing the gazebo following the 4:30PM Mass at St. Francis this Saturday. Anyone attending this Mass is welcome to stay after Mass and attend the gazebo blessing. SPECIAL THANK YOU Thank you to John and Mary Butler for donating a very nice used John Deere lawn mower to the Parish. The mower is being used at the Rectory. Thanks John and Mary for your generosity! FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution for those in need is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ONLY. Distribution will be held THIS Tuesday, August 20th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Penn. Ave., Little Meadows, Pa. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. Gardeners: Little Meadows United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce for their monthly distribution. For more information, leave a message at 570-623-2746.

WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,091.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,173.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,010.00.

FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is also accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212.

LIFELINES Our role in any given culture or any given country is to be what the Gospel says. We are to be salt, we are to be light, we are to be a leaven, and we are to be working from within our culture to create what successive popes have called a civilization of justice and love and truth. And it just seems to me that defending religious liberty is one of the very, very important ways we defend and uphold human dignity, the first pillar of the Church’s social teaching. ~ Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Interview with Vatican Radio, May 27, 2013

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION We cannot comprehend on earth the blessings that come from a regular holy hour. Our parish has been blessed with daily Eucharistic Adoration for 18 years now. We are in need of someone who would be willing to be a regular adorer from 2-3PM weekly on Friday. If you feel that God is calling you to make this commitment, please call Andrea at 607-669-4875.


COLLECTION FOR THE CHURCH IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE ~ TODAY (The Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe was scheduled for the weekend of August 24th & 25th in our Diocese. Because the Mission Coop Appeal has been scheduled for the same weekend in our Parish, we will hold the Collection for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe a week early, on August 17th & 18th, THIS WEEKEND.) The Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe illuminates the way for the people of the region by helping Catholic organizations that offer affordable shelter, training for seminarians, pastoral care, and catechesis. Your donation today helps restore the Church in the region and build its future in the aftermath of Soviet rule. Please be generous in today’s Collection. Visit www.usccb.org (search “Church in Central and Eastern Europe”) to learn more about the important projects funded by the Collection. MISSION APPEAL Our Parish Mission COOP Appeal will be held NEXT weekend, August 24th & 25th at all Masses. Rev. Bernard Musondoli, A.A., from Augustinians of the Assumption is assigned to give the Mission Appeal. Please give him a warm welcome next weekend. CCD NEWS There will be a meeting for all CCD teachers on Sunday, August 17th at 6:30PM at Neumann Hall. We will make plans for the coming year. Classes this year will begin on Sunday, September 15th. Sat. Aug.

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MASS SCHEDULE St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FRANCIS H. BURNS, SR. by Frank & Helen Burns St. Augustine Church - ELISABETHA KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS NO MASS St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME MRS. GERALD (RUTH) MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - DANIEL RICHARDS y Dominick & Joanne Cerretani

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Francis Church - Confessions before & immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request.

AUGUST PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING—POSTPONED Because Fr. Cas will be out of town on Wednesday, August 28th, the date of our scheduled Pastoral Council Meeting, the meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 25th. THANK YOU—GAZEBO COMPLETED!!! I would like to thank everyone who graciously donated money for my senior project. We collected 80% of the total funds needed and I couldn’t be more thankful for your generosity. I hope the gazebo will be put to good use and enjoyed by all. Thank you again, and God Bless. ~ Matthew Sterner Fr. Cas will be blessing the gazebo following the 4:30PM Mass at St. Francis this Saturday. Anyone attending this Mass is welcome to stay after Mass and attend the gazebo blessing. SPECIAL THANK YOU Thank you to John and Mary Butler for donating a very nice used John Deere lawn mower to the Parish. The mower is being used at the Rectory. Thanks John and Mary for your generosity! FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution for those in need is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ONLY. Distribution will be held THIS Tuesday, August 20th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Penn. Ave., Little Meadows, Pa. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. Gardeners: Little Meadows United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce for their monthly distribution. For more information, leave a message at 570-623-2746.

WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,091.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,173.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,010.00.

FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is also accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212.

LIFELINES Our role in any given culture or any given country is to be what the Gospel says. We are to be salt, we are to be light, we are to be a leaven, and we are to be working from within our culture to create what successive popes have called a civilization of justice and love and truth. And it just seems to me that defending religious liberty is one of the very, very important ways we defend and uphold human dignity, the first pillar of the Church’s social teaching. ~ Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Interview with Vatican Radio, May 27, 2013

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION We cannot comprehend on earth the blessings that come from a regular holy hour. Our parish has been blessed with daily Eucharistic Adoration for 18 years now. We are in need of someone who would be willing to be a regular adorer from 2-3PM weekly on Friday. If you feel that God is calling you to make this commitment, please call Andrea at 607-669-4875.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Aug. 24th—4:30PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—Margaret Flaherty St. Francis—Aug. 25th—8:00AM: Lector—Bill Dovin; Ministers—Joyce Barnum & Jeff Williams; Server—Julia & Thomas Williams; Rosary—Mary Tims St. Augustine—Aug. 25th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Anne Hawley and volunteer needed; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns in Memory of John (Anniversary) & Sophie Glenn & John Glenn, Jr. requested by Theresa & Bill Noldy. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of the Schulz & Korbel Families. To provide flowers for St. Francis Church, please call the Rectory at (570-553-2288). To provide flowers for St. Augustine Church, please sign up on the sheet in back of the Church or call Heidi Jaeger (570-663-2459). CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of August—Jerry & Jackie Guiton. St. Augustine cleaners August 18 to 24—volunteers needed; August 25 to 31—volunteers needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Roma Laboda, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Patricia Flynn, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Tom, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, and Monica Redding. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen.

Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (663-2212), Susie Reichlen (553-2618), or Mary Keenan (553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


KNOW A MARRIAGE THAT NEEDS HELP? Throw them a lifeline and tell them about Retrouvaille, an international program that helps couples who are experiencing marital difficulties. This program is for all couples, at any stage of marriage, that need help to communicate with each other in a more attentive and loving manner. The next program in the Diocese of Scranton is September 27th thru 29th at Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton, Pa. Please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit http://www.retrouvaille.org/ for more information or to register. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA will begin it’s 87th Consecutive Fall Weekend Retreat Season on September 13, 2013. Retreats will begin on Friday evening at 7:00PM and end after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) On September 13-15 a Women’s Retreat will be held, directed by Rev. Vincent Boney, CP., of St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. This is a “Preached Retreat” which means it consists of conferences on the spiritual life, time for personal reflection, prayer service, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Liturgy. On October 18-20 another “Preached Retreat” will be held for both Men and Women. This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion” and is directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, also of Saint Ann’s Basilica. Retreat fees are $ 90.00. A $ 15.00 deposit is required. For more information, please call the Retreat Center Office: 570 586- 4957 or email to kporter@epix.net. CELEBRATION OF SISTERS, BROTHERS AND PRIESTS A Celebration of the Contribution Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Communities Have Made to the Diocese of Scranton, will be held Sunday, September 15th. Over the decades, many dedicated women and men religious and their associates have contributed so much to the life and spirituality of the Diocese of Scranton. In this Year of Faith, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., & the people of the Diocese wish to recognize those contributions with a special Liturgy and reception, Sunday, September 15th, at Marywood University. Please come and thank these generous people in person! The Mass will be held in the Sette LaVerghetta Performing Arts Center beginning at 2:00PM. A reception will follow in the Latour Room of Nazareth Hall. RSVP to the Office for Parish Life, 570-207-2213 or oplgenral@dioceseofscranton. org. Include the number of guests, so we can have ample worship aids and refreshments for all!

IRISH FESTIVAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013 WORKERS ARE NEEDED WE NEED YOU! We have many jobs that need to be filled on the Festival work list. If you can sit and sell chances or food tickets, or do any other work at the Festival, please sign up on the sheets in the back of the Churches, including your name, phone number and shift preference. If you need to change your job or your shift, please use the sign up sheet. You may also call the Parish Office at (570-553-2288). Your help would be greatly appreciated. We will do our best to accommodate you. Please sign up as soon as possible so that work sheets can be prepared. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Monetary donations are needed for the Basket of Cheer. With these donations a basket will be put together with many Irish libations and other Irish Items. Please put your donation in the collection basket in a marked envelope. Donations total $ 150.00 so far. BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL We need 15 halves of beer at a cost of $ 90.00 each for the Irish Festival. We are hoping that perhaps some individuals in the Parishes would again be willing to donate the cost of a half. This would help to keep our expenses down and our profit up. If you have any questions, please call Kay at 553-2288. If you want to make a donation, you can place it in a marked envelope in the collection basket. So far we have (14) halves donated. IRISH FESTIVAL SWEATSHIRTS & T-SHIRTS Sweatshirts and t-shirts are available for PRE-SALE. Sizes available are youth: S(6-8); M(10-12); L(14-16), XL (18-20) and adult: S, M, L, XL. Shirts will be medium gray with “Irish Festival Friendsville, Pa.” and will have a shamrock & horse shoe. Sizes run true; shirt fabric is 50% cotton-50% polyester. Prices are the same for adult & youth sizes. Prices are as follows: T-shirt pre-sale price - $ 15.00; Festival day - $ 18.00; sweatshirt pre-sale - $ 22.00; Festival day - $ 24.00; hooded sweatshirts pre-sale - $ 28.00; we aren’t ordering hooded sweatshirts to have at the Festival but if you want to order one at the Festival they will be $ 30.00 that day. All shirts are also available in 100% cotton if you would prefer that. If you need a size larger than XL, we will need to charge a higher price. To order shirts, please call Mary Butler at 570553-2199 or Kay at the rectory at 570-553-2288. Pre-Festival sale orders need to be in by Monday, August 26th. FESTIVAL CHOIR PRACTICE Choir practice for the Irish Festival is held every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM in St. Francis Church. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome to join. FLIERS Fliers advertising the Irish Festival are available in the back of the Churches. Please help to distribute them to help with advertising.


KNOW A MARRIAGE THAT NEEDS HELP? Throw them a lifeline and tell them about Retrouvaille, an international program that helps couples who are experiencing marital difficulties. This program is for all couples, at any stage of marriage, that need help to communicate with each other in a more attentive and loving manner. The next program in the Diocese of Scranton is September 27th thru 29th at Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton, Pa. Please call 1-800-470-2230 or visit http://www.retrouvaille.org/ for more information or to register. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA will begin it’s 87th Consecutive Fall Weekend Retreat Season on September 13, 2013. Retreats will begin on Friday evening at 7:00PM and end after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) On September 13-15 a Women’s Retreat will be held, directed by Rev. Vincent Boney, CP., of St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. This is a “Preached Retreat” which means it consists of conferences on the spiritual life, time for personal reflection, prayer service, an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Liturgy. On October 18-20 another “Preached Retreat” will be held for both Men and Women. This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion” and is directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, also of Saint Ann’s Basilica. Retreat fees are $ 90.00. A $ 15.00 deposit is required. For more information, please call the Retreat Center Office: 570 586- 4957 or email to kporter@epix.net. CELEBRATION OF SISTERS, BROTHERS AND PRIESTS A Celebration of the Contribution Sisters, Brothers and Priests in Religious Communities Have Made to the Diocese of Scranton, will be held Sunday, September 15th. Over the decades, many dedicated women and men religious and their associates have contributed so much to the life and spirituality of the Diocese of Scranton. In this Year of Faith, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., & the people of the Diocese wish to recognize those contributions with a special Liturgy and reception, Sunday, September 15th, at Marywood University. Please come and thank these generous people in person! The Mass will be held in the Sette LaVerghetta Performing Arts Center beginning at 2:00PM. A reception will follow in the Latour Room of Nazareth Hall. RSVP to the Office for Parish Life, 570-207-2213 or oplgenral@dioceseofscranton. org. Include the number of guests, so we can have ample worship aids and refreshments for all!

IRISH FESTIVAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013 WORKERS ARE NEEDED WE NEED YOU! We have many jobs that need to be filled on the Festival work list. If you can sit and sell chances or food tickets, or do any other work at the Festival, please sign up on the sheets in the back of the Churches, including your name, phone number and shift preference. If you need to change your job or your shift, please use the sign up sheet. You may also call the Parish Office at (570-553-2288). Your help would be greatly appreciated. We will do our best to accommodate you. Please sign up as soon as possible so that work sheets can be prepared. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Monetary donations are needed for the Basket of Cheer. With these donations a basket will be put together with many Irish libations and other Irish Items. Please put your donation in the collection basket in a marked envelope. Donations total $ 150.00 so far. BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL We need 15 halves of beer at a cost of $ 90.00 each for the Irish Festival. We are hoping that perhaps some individuals in the Parishes would again be willing to donate the cost of a half. This would help to keep our expenses down and our profit up. If you have any questions, please call Kay at 553-2288. If you want to make a donation, you can place it in a marked envelope in the collection basket. So far we have (14) halves donated. IRISH FESTIVAL SWEATSHIRTS & T-SHIRTS Sweatshirts and t-shirts are available for PRE-SALE. Sizes available are youth: S(6-8); M(10-12); L(14-16), XL (18-20) and adult: S, M, L, XL. Shirts will be medium gray with “Irish Festival Friendsville, Pa.” and will have a shamrock & horse shoe. Sizes run true; shirt fabric is 50% cotton-50% polyester. Prices are the same for adult & youth sizes. Prices are as follows: T-shirt pre-sale price - $ 15.00; Festival day - $ 18.00; sweatshirt pre-sale - $ 22.00; Festival day - $ 24.00; hooded sweatshirts pre-sale - $ 28.00; we aren’t ordering hooded sweatshirts to have at the Festival but if you want to order one at the Festival they will be $ 30.00 that day. All shirts are also available in 100% cotton if you would prefer that. If you need a size larger than XL, we will need to charge a higher price. To order shirts, please call Mary Butler at 570553-2199 or Kay at the rectory at 570-553-2288. Pre-Festival sale orders need to be in by Monday, August 26th. FESTIVAL CHOIR PRACTICE Choir practice for the Irish Festival is held every Tuesday evening at 6:30PM in St. Francis Church. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome to join. FLIERS Fliers advertising the Irish Festival are available in the back of the Churches. Please help to distribute them to help with advertising.


August 18, 2013 bulletin