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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—Oct. 19th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—Volunteers needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Augustine—Oct. 20th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Dave Curley and Larry Purtell; Servers—Volunteers needed; Rosary—Alice Carr St. Augustine—Oct. 20th—10:30AM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Ministers—Roseanne Rouff and Volunteer needed; Servers—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

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. Augustine burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Joe & Mary Homan in honor of the marriage of their daughter Katie Homan and Dave Blow. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Oct. 13 to 19—Michelle Aton & Linda Monahan; Oct. 20 to 26—Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney. 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, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, 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, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, and Robert & Judy Peifer. 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.

(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


FUEL SPILL UPDATE Thank you for your patience, support, understanding, and prayers during our fuel spill crisis and clean-up. Fr. Cas understands that you may need to attend Mass in a different Parish until St. Francis Church reopens, but please don’t forget our Parish Community. Your support is still needed to help meet our everyday expenses. All Weekend Masses will continue to be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please continue to keep your friends and neighbors informed so that they will be able to get to a Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill.

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOE VRABEL by Gail Lutz 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ALICE LONG by Mary Keenan & Family 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - PATRICIA DUBE by Leo & Loretta Guiton 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - (Birthday) PETER JAEGER by Heidi Jaeger 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - JENNY GUITON by Tom Golden 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - MICHELLE D. MURPHY by Bill & Mary Lou Martin 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - BOB COLEMAN by Chris & Frieda Farrell 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DON PURTELL by Mary Shaughnessy 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - MARY BETH ADAMS by Mom & Dad

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 903.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 559.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1049.00. AUGUST FINANCIAL NEWS Income— $ 25,702.68 Expense— - 23,022.56 2,680.12 LIFELINES “But at the other end of life, the elderly, they too are the future of a people. A people has a future if it goes forward with both elements: with the young, who have the strength, and things move forward because they do the carrying; and with the elderly because they are the ones who give life’s wisdom. And I have often thought that we do the elderly an injustice, we set them aside as if they had nothing to offer us; they have wisdom, life’s wisdom, history’s wisdom, the homeland’s wisdom, the family’s wisdom. And we need all this!” ~ Pope Francis, Meeting with journalists during flight to Brazil for World Youth Day, July 22, 2013

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: “Do Good on earth.” In every land, World Mission Sunday will be observed NEXT weekend of October 19 and 20. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Church’s chief missionary support, provides resources for the work of evangelization of more than 1,150 mission Diocese throughout the world. At a time when the needs of worldwide missionary efforts have grown substantially and the urgency of the cry of the poor is so pronounced, the gift of your generosity is more appreciated than ever. Thank you for your generous support of the missionary work and life of the Church. SECOND COLLECTION—THANK YOU Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to last weekends collection for the Care and Education of Priests. The collection total was $ 405.00. THANK YOU BRUNCH FOR VOLUNTEERS—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH Sunday, October 27th, we will be honoring all volunteers in our Parish that have committed to an activity on a regular basis. The 8:00AM Mass on October 27th will be offered for the volunteers. A brunch for volunteers and their families will be held in Neumann Center beginning at 12 Noon. If you are a member of the following: Parish Council, Finance Council, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir, Officers of Altar and Rosary, Altar Servers, CCD Teachers, Food Pantry Coordinator, Adoration Coordinator, this years Fund Raiser Co-chairmen, CYO Moderator, Softball Team Manager, RCIA leaders, Money Counters, or lawn maintenance personnel, you are invited to attend. Please call Homan’s (570-553-2860) or email jhoman@epix.net with number attending so we can prepare for the brunch. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall, on Saturday, November 2nd, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!! We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette (570-663-2769) or Bette Brown (570-553-2108) if you are able to donate and/or roast a turkey), 25 large cans of chicken broth, 25 lbs frozen green beans, 160 lbs potatoes, 10 lbs celery, 4 lbs onions, 40 cans cranberry sauce, 36 bags/loaves stuffing (or day old bread), coffee, milk, and cider. Please drop donations off at Neumann Hall after the Sunday morning Mass on October 27th. The total amount needed is listed, however any amount of any item you can donate would be really appreciated. Also needed are pies, cakes, or another desserts. These can be dropped off by noon on the day of the Harvest Dinner. There is a sign up sheet in the back of Church, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. Workers are needed Friday, November 1st from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 7PM. If you cannot donate food or time please consider a donation to cover the cost of the turkeys and other food. You can put the money in an envelope marked HARVEST DINNER and drop it in the collection basket.


FUEL SPILL UPDATE Thank you for your patience, support, understanding, and prayers during our fuel spill crisis and clean-up. Fr. Cas understands that you may need to attend Mass in a different Parish until St. Francis Church reopens, but please don’t forget our Parish Community. Your support is still needed to help meet our everyday expenses. All Weekend Masses will continue to be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please continue to keep your friends and neighbors informed so that they will be able to get to a Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill.

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JOE VRABEL by Gail Lutz 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ALICE LONG by Mary Keenan & Family 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - PATRICIA DUBE by Leo & Loretta Guiton 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - (Birthday) PETER JAEGER by Heidi Jaeger 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - JENNY GUITON by Tom Golden 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - MICHELLE D. MURPHY by Bill & Mary Lou Martin 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - BOB COLEMAN by Chris & Frieda Farrell 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DON PURTELL by Mary Shaughnessy 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - MARY BETH ADAMS by Mom & Dad

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 903.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 559.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1049.00. AUGUST FINANCIAL NEWS Income— $ 25,702.68 Expense— - 23,022.56 2,680.12 LIFELINES “But at the other end of life, the elderly, they too are the future of a people. A people has a future if it goes forward with both elements: with the young, who have the strength, and things move forward because they do the carrying; and with the elderly because they are the ones who give life’s wisdom. And I have often thought that we do the elderly an injustice, we set them aside as if they had nothing to offer us; they have wisdom, life’s wisdom, history’s wisdom, the homeland’s wisdom, the family’s wisdom. And we need all this!” ~ Pope Francis, Meeting with journalists during flight to Brazil for World Youth Day, July 22, 2013

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: “Do Good on earth.” In every land, World Mission Sunday will be observed NEXT weekend of October 19 and 20. The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Church’s chief missionary support, provides resources for the work of evangelization of more than 1,150 mission Diocese throughout the world. At a time when the needs of worldwide missionary efforts have grown substantially and the urgency of the cry of the poor is so pronounced, the gift of your generosity is more appreciated than ever. Thank you for your generous support of the missionary work and life of the Church. SECOND COLLECTION—THANK YOU Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to last weekends collection for the Care and Education of Priests. The collection total was $ 405.00. THANK YOU BRUNCH FOR VOLUNTEERS—SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH Sunday, October 27th, we will be honoring all volunteers in our Parish that have committed to an activity on a regular basis. The 8:00AM Mass on October 27th will be offered for the volunteers. A brunch for volunteers and their families will be held in Neumann Center beginning at 12 Noon. If you are a member of the following: Parish Council, Finance Council, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Choir, Officers of Altar and Rosary, Altar Servers, CCD Teachers, Food Pantry Coordinator, Adoration Coordinator, this years Fund Raiser Co-chairmen, CYO Moderator, Softball Team Manager, RCIA leaders, Money Counters, or lawn maintenance personnel, you are invited to attend. Please call Homan’s (570-553-2860) or email jhoman@epix.net with number attending so we can prepare for the brunch. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner will be held at Neumann Hall, on Saturday, November 2nd, from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults - $ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!! We are in need of the following donations: 20 Turkeys (please call Barb Pichette (570-663-2769) or Bette Brown (570-553-2108) if you are able to donate and/or roast a turkey), 25 large cans of chicken broth, 25 lbs frozen green beans, 160 lbs potatoes, 10 lbs celery, 4 lbs onions, 40 cans cranberry sauce, 36 bags/loaves stuffing (or day old bread), coffee, milk, and cider. Please drop donations off at Neumann Hall after the Sunday morning Mass on October 27th. The total amount needed is listed, however any amount of any item you can donate would be really appreciated. Also needed are pies, cakes, or another desserts. These can be dropped off by noon on the day of the Harvest Dinner. There is a sign up sheet in the back of Church, please note what you can donate. There is a second list for workers if you can donate some of your time. Workers are needed Friday, November 1st from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 7PM. If you cannot donate food or time please consider a donation to cover the cost of the turkeys and other food. You can put the money in an envelope marked HARVEST DINNER and drop it in the collection basket.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—Oct. 19th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—Volunteers needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Augustine—Oct. 20th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Dave Curley and Larry Purtell; Servers—Volunteers needed; Rosary—Alice Carr St. Augustine—Oct. 20th—10:30AM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Ministers—Roseanne Rouff and Volunteer needed; Servers—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

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. Augustine burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Augustine burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Joe & Mary Homan in honor of the marriage of their daughter Katie Homan and Dave Blow. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Oct. 13 to 19—Michelle Aton & Linda Monahan; Oct. 20 to 26—Heidi Jaeger & Barbara Gurney. 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, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, 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, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, and Robert & Judy Peifer. 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.

(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


NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON We are pleased to announce the Diocese of Scranton Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ DioceseOfScranton . This addition to our communication outlets – which include The Catholic Light, CTV: Catholic Television, and the Diocesan website – provides another tool for raising awareness about the faith we share and the local and universal Church that we support. We hope that our page will remain informational and useful to Catholics in the Diocese of Scranton while offering a valuable insight into our community for the faithful outside our diocese so that all who visit will learn more about the good work that is taking place in our eleven diocesan counties. We invite you to “like” our page, add it to your interest list, share it with your friends, and visit often. You are also encouraged to visit the Facebook pages of other Diocesan departments. They are listed on our website at: http://www. dioceseofscranton.org/media/social-media/ Thank you for connecting with us! HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Holy Cross High School cordially invites you to our OPEN HOUSE to be held Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 12:00 NOON – 3:00 p.m. at 501 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA. Holy Cross High School continues the rich heritage of Catholic secondary education within the Diocese of Scranton. Our high school provides each student with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and promises to help them fulfill their future goals. Academic excellence joined to the promotion of a truly Catholic life of faith and morals is still the only purpose of Holy Cross High School. Learning – Growth – Integrity – Service – Leadership Catch Our Spirit!! MOM’S HOUSE EVENTS This year marks Mom’s House 25th Anniversary! We are excited to celebrate the mission of Mom’s House and our 25 years of service to low-income, single parent families in our community. These parents chose to make a better life for their families by pursuing their educational goals. Solution of Hope Banquet – 25th Anniversary will be held Thursday, October 24th, at Traditions at the Glen. Cost is $ 65.00 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30PM and dinner at 6:30PM. Dinner response forms are in the back of the Church. Please pick one up & fill it out if you wish to attend. Please return Dinner Reservation by October 16th to Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. A raffle is being held as a fundraiser to help continue Mom’s House Mission. Winnings: 1st - $1,000; 2nd $500; 3rd - $250. Raffle Sheets are available in the back of the Churches. Please take a copy. You can print off as many copies as you would like, fill them out, and send the tickets/payment to: Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. The raffle will be drawn at our 25th Anniversary Solution of Hope Banquet – October 24 at The Tradition at the Glen. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing, and will be notified of their winnings. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER On October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. The Retreat begins on Friday evening at 7:00PM and ends after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion”, directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, 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.

A Professional Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held October 25 to 27, beginning Friday at 6:00PM and ending Sunday at 1:30PM. This Retreat is open to all Catholic men...M.D.’s, male Nurses, E.M. T’s, Policemen, Knights of Columbus Members, Communications Media, Hospital Workers...have you been away? Come back! Bring your sons or grandsons. You must be 18 or older to attend. The Retreat is directed by Passionist Fr. Lee Havey, CP, of Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. Meet with other Catholic Men. Step Back – Take a Rest!! Enjoy a weekend with Jesus. To Register Call: Roy Westburgh at 570-685-1791. For more information call the Retreat Office: 570-586-4957.

Catholic Education: “Educating the future generations of servant-leaders.” Shaping the next generation of the faithful through a Catholic education is an essential mission of the Diocese of Scranton. Last year, more than 6,000 elementary, middle and high school students benefited from the academic programs and spiritual guidance offered by our Catholic Schools. Your generous gift to the 2013 Annual Appeal will help us to recruit and retain talented teachers, fund extracurricular programs, invest in advanced classroom technology and serve the diverse needs of our students. As you reflect on the many gifts God has bestowed upon you, it is our deepest hope that you will support the Appeal. With your generous help, we will fulfill the inspired vision of Pope Francis to “Serve with Love.” St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same amount as last year. RCIA Classes will begin soon for anyone interested in participating in the RCIA Program. This is for anyone who would like to become a Catholic. If you are interested, please call the rectory (570-553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. CYO BASKETBALL The Catholic youth (7th to 12th grades) are welcome and encouraged to participate in 2013-2014 basketball programs. If you are interested, please send an email to StBrigidSports@gmail.com with the name, grade, age, and the parent’s contact email or phone number and we will get back to you with more information. Questions are welcome. 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 (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212. FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK Free food distribution for those in need—RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ONLY. Distribution date is THIS Tuesday, October 15th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, Penn. Ave., Little Meadows. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. Gardeners: Little Meadows United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry accepts fresh produce for monthly distribution. For more info., leave a message at 570-623-2746. RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE The Little Meadows United Methodist Church will have a Rummage and Bake Sale NEXT Saturday, October 19th, from 9AM to 2M. Lunch will be available. Bag sale begins at 1PM.


NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE OF SCRANTON We are pleased to announce the Diocese of Scranton Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ DioceseOfScranton . This addition to our communication outlets – which include The Catholic Light, CTV: Catholic Television, and the Diocesan website – provides another tool for raising awareness about the faith we share and the local and universal Church that we support. We hope that our page will remain informational and useful to Catholics in the Diocese of Scranton while offering a valuable insight into our community for the faithful outside our diocese so that all who visit will learn more about the good work that is taking place in our eleven diocesan counties. We invite you to “like” our page, add it to your interest list, share it with your friends, and visit often. You are also encouraged to visit the Facebook pages of other Diocesan departments. They are listed on our website at: http://www. dioceseofscranton.org/media/social-media/ Thank you for connecting with us! HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Holy Cross High School cordially invites you to our OPEN HOUSE to be held Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 12:00 NOON – 3:00 p.m. at 501 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA. Holy Cross High School continues the rich heritage of Catholic secondary education within the Diocese of Scranton. Our high school provides each student with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and promises to help them fulfill their future goals. Academic excellence joined to the promotion of a truly Catholic life of faith and morals is still the only purpose of Holy Cross High School. Learning – Growth – Integrity – Service – Leadership Catch Our Spirit!! MOM’S HOUSE EVENTS This year marks Mom’s House 25th Anniversary! We are excited to celebrate the mission of Mom’s House and our 25 years of service to low-income, single parent families in our community. These parents chose to make a better life for their families by pursuing their educational goals. Solution of Hope Banquet – 25th Anniversary will be held Thursday, October 24th, at Traditions at the Glen. Cost is $ 65.00 per person. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30PM and dinner at 6:30PM. Dinner response forms are in the back of the Church. Please pick one up & fill it out if you wish to attend. Please return Dinner Reservation by October 16th to Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. A raffle is being held as a fundraiser to help continue Mom’s House Mission. Winnings: 1st - $1,000; 2nd $500; 3rd - $250. Raffle Sheets are available in the back of the Churches. Please take a copy. You can print off as many copies as you would like, fill them out, and send the tickets/payment to: Mom’s House, 770 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790. The raffle will be drawn at our 25th Anniversary Solution of Hope Banquet – October 24 at The Tradition at the Glen. Winners do not need to be present at the drawing, and will be notified of their winnings. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER On October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women at St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit. The Retreat begins on Friday evening at 7:00PM and ends after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) This Retreat is called “The Passion of Jesus and My Passion”, directed by Brother Andre Mathieu, 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.

A Professional Catholic Men’s Retreat will be held October 25 to 27, beginning Friday at 6:00PM and ending Sunday at 1:30PM. This Retreat is open to all Catholic men...M.D.’s, male Nurses, E.M. T’s, Policemen, Knights of Columbus Members, Communications Media, Hospital Workers...have you been away? Come back! Bring your sons or grandsons. You must be 18 or older to attend. The Retreat is directed by Passionist Fr. Lee Havey, CP, of Saint Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. Meet with other Catholic Men. Step Back – Take a Rest!! Enjoy a weekend with Jesus. To Register Call: Roy Westburgh at 570-685-1791. For more information call the Retreat Office: 570-586-4957.

Catholic Education: “Educating the future generations of servant-leaders.” Shaping the next generation of the faithful through a Catholic education is an essential mission of the Diocese of Scranton. Last year, more than 6,000 elementary, middle and high school students benefited from the academic programs and spiritual guidance offered by our Catholic Schools. Your generous gift to the 2013 Annual Appeal will help us to recruit and retain talented teachers, fund extracurricular programs, invest in advanced classroom technology and serve the diverse needs of our students. As you reflect on the many gifts God has bestowed upon you, it is our deepest hope that you will support the Appeal. With your generous help, we will fulfill the inspired vision of Pope Francis to “Serve with Love.” St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same amount as last year. RCIA Classes will begin soon for anyone interested in participating in the RCIA Program. This is for anyone who would like to become a Catholic. If you are interested, please call the rectory (570-553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. CYO BASKETBALL The Catholic youth (7th to 12th grades) are welcome and encouraged to participate in 2013-2014 basketball programs. If you are interested, please send an email to StBrigidSports@gmail.com with the name, grade, age, and the parent’s contact email or phone number and we will get back to you with more information. Questions are welcome. 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 (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. FOOD PANTRY NEWS Our local Food Pantry is accepting fresh produce. If you have produce and would like to donate, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 570-663-2212. FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK Free food distribution for those in need—RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ONLY. Distribution date is THIS Tuesday, October 15th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, Penn. Ave., Little Meadows. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. Gardeners: Little Meadows United Methodist Church Mobile Food Pantry accepts fresh produce for monthly distribution. For more info., leave a message at 570-623-2746. RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE The Little Meadows United Methodist Church will have a Rummage and Bake Sale NEXT Saturday, October 19th, from 9AM to 2M. Lunch will be available. Bag sale begins at 1PM.


Bulletin october 13, 2013