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MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 14th—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Ministers—Helen Burns & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—volunteer needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—Sept. 15th—8:00AM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Dave Curley & Larry Purtell; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Dave Curley St. Augustine—Sept. 15th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Anne Hawley & Sal Gatto; Server—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

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

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased, especially our Parishioner Anne Taylor, wife of James Taylor. We also pray for Patricia Flynn who was known to many in our Parish Community and Bill Baker father of Laura (Bill) Curley. May they rest in peace. Amen. 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. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer for a Special Intention. 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 September—Betty Ellen Hardy & Martha Strojny. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 8 to 14—Ginny Schmitt; Sept. 15 to 21 - Carol Saravitz & Renee Kimmel. 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, 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, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, and Robyn Lawson. 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


IRISH FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013

Sat. Sept.

7 4:30PM

Sun. Sept.

8 8:00AM 11:00AM

Mon. Sept. Tue. Sept. Wed. Sept. Thur. Sept. Fri. Sept. Sat. Sept.

9 12:00NN 10 8:30AM 11 8:30AM 12 8:30AM 13 12:00NN 14 4:30PM

Sun. Sept. 15

8:00AM 10:30AM

MASS SCHEDULE IRISH FESTIVAL WEEKEND St. Francis Church -VIGIL: 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 14 Day Mass—CATHERINE ADAMS by the Family St. Augustine Church -23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church -JOSEPH MANN, JOSEPH MCGOWAN, AND HELEN MCGOWAN by Frank & Helen Burns St. Francis Church - SPECIAL INTENTION by Rosanne Williams St. Augustine Church - BOB & LUCY HUCK by Claire & Rick Woidt St. Francis Church - MARGE CAMPBELL by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - BILL PHALEN by Kay Caspersen St. Francis Church - IAN BLACHEK by Mark & Laura Legg & Family St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FRANKLIN HUTCHINSON by Patricia Hutchinson St. Francis Church - 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 1st Anniv. BILL PHALEN by Bub & Dawn Davis St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,027.49; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,049.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,337.00. LIFELINES The gradual erosion of the place of religious liberty in our common life and the belittling of mediating institutions that buffer us from too much encroachment by the State are very much in force. Recent decisions by the Supreme Court have a cumulative effect, for instance, of bleaching out the distinctiveness and uniqueness of the meaning of marriage. … As part of our journey of discipleship we must continue to stand for the truth of marriage and the good of children. This issue is urgent. The freedom of conscience and religious liberty is not a private hobby but also enters into the public square with other points of view and must make its voice heard. Clearly. ~ Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, “Letter from Cardinal DiNardo – Fortnight for Freedom,” June 28, 2013

CEAD MILE FAILTE!!! Welcome to our 30th Irish Festival in beautiful Friendsville, Pennsylvania! Welcome to all our parishioners, relatives, friends and visitors. May Saints Patrick & Brigid of Ireland, Saint Francis Xavier, and Saint Augustine intercede for you all. May God’s blessings be yours in abundance today and every day. Thank you for joining us. We hope you have a great time! CHANCE BOOKS If you haven’t turned your chance books in yet, you may do so either in the collection basket or at the Chance Book table at the Festival. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Thank you to everyone who donated to the Basket of Cheer. We had $ 410.00 donated, as well as other items. A very nice Basket of Cheer was put together again this year! BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL Thank you to all of our generous parishioners and friends who donated halves of beer for the Festival. All halves were donated again this year. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. WINE FOR FESTIVAL The wine for the Irish Festival was also donated. Thank you to those generous Parishioners. MONDAY IS CLEAN UP DAY Monday, September 10th is clean up after the Festival Day. Workers are needed to help with final clean up of the Festival Grounds. Tents and the fence need to be taken down as well as final clean up in the Hall. If you are available Monday morning, please come to Friendsville to help!!!


IRISH FESTIVAL THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2013

Sat. Sept.

7 4:30PM

Sun. Sept.

8 8:00AM 11:00AM

Mon. Sept. Tue. Sept. Wed. Sept. Thur. Sept. Fri. Sept. Sat. Sept.

9 12:00NN 10 8:30AM 11 8:30AM 12 8:30AM 13 12:00NN 14 4:30PM

Sun. Sept. 15

8:00AM 10:30AM

MASS SCHEDULE IRISH FESTIVAL WEEKEND St. Francis Church -VIGIL: 23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 14 Day Mass—CATHERINE ADAMS by the Family St. Augustine Church -23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church -JOSEPH MANN, JOSEPH MCGOWAN, AND HELEN MCGOWAN by Frank & Helen Burns St. Francis Church - SPECIAL INTENTION by Rosanne Williams St. Augustine Church - BOB & LUCY HUCK by Claire & Rick Woidt St. Francis Church - MARGE CAMPBELL by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - BILL PHALEN by Kay Caspersen St. Francis Church - IAN BLACHEK by Mark & Laura Legg & Family St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FRANKLIN HUTCHINSON by Patricia Hutchinson St. Francis Church - 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 1st Anniv. BILL PHALEN by Bub & Dawn Davis St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,027.49; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,049.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,337.00. LIFELINES The gradual erosion of the place of religious liberty in our common life and the belittling of mediating institutions that buffer us from too much encroachment by the State are very much in force. Recent decisions by the Supreme Court have a cumulative effect, for instance, of bleaching out the distinctiveness and uniqueness of the meaning of marriage. … As part of our journey of discipleship we must continue to stand for the truth of marriage and the good of children. This issue is urgent. The freedom of conscience and religious liberty is not a private hobby but also enters into the public square with other points of view and must make its voice heard. Clearly. ~ Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, “Letter from Cardinal DiNardo – Fortnight for Freedom,” June 28, 2013

CEAD MILE FAILTE!!! Welcome to our 30th Irish Festival in beautiful Friendsville, Pennsylvania! Welcome to all our parishioners, relatives, friends and visitors. May Saints Patrick & Brigid of Ireland, Saint Francis Xavier, and Saint Augustine intercede for you all. May God’s blessings be yours in abundance today and every day. Thank you for joining us. We hope you have a great time! CHANCE BOOKS If you haven’t turned your chance books in yet, you may do so either in the collection basket or at the Chance Book table at the Festival. DONATIONS FOR BASKET OF CHEER Thank you to everyone who donated to the Basket of Cheer. We had $ 410.00 donated, as well as other items. A very nice Basket of Cheer was put together again this year! BEER FOR IRISH FESTIVAL Thank you to all of our generous parishioners and friends who donated halves of beer for the Festival. All halves were donated again this year. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. WINE FOR FESTIVAL The wine for the Irish Festival was also donated. Thank you to those generous Parishioners. MONDAY IS CLEAN UP DAY Monday, September 10th is clean up after the Festival Day. Workers are needed to help with final clean up of the Festival Grounds. Tents and the fence need to be taken down as well as final clean up in the Hall. If you are available Monday morning, please come to Friendsville to help!!!


MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Sept. 14th—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Ministers—Helen Burns & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—volunteer needed; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—Sept. 15th—8:00AM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Dave Curley & Larry Purtell; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Dave Curley St. Augustine—Sept. 15th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Anne Hawley & Sal Gatto; Server—Frank, Jack & Luke Fruehan; Rosary—Ann Zalepa

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

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased, especially our Parishioner Anne Taylor, wife of James Taylor. We also pray for Patricia Flynn who was known to many in our Parish Community and Bill Baker father of Laura (Bill) Curley. May they rest in peace. Amen. 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. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer for a Special Intention. 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 September—Betty Ellen Hardy & Martha Strojny. St. Augustine cleaners Sept. 8 to 14—Ginny Schmitt; Sept. 15 to 21 - Carol Saravitz & Renee Kimmel. 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, 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, Pauline VerValen, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Rita Flynn, Doddie Mondi, Steve, Len Allen, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, and Robyn Lawson. 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


THANK YOU FROM THE ADAMS FAMILY In difficult moments seek God, in quiet moments worship God, in painful moments trust God, for every moment thank God. Catherine Adams’ family would like to thank each and every person who comforted us, encouraged us, supported us, prayed for us, prepared food for us, grieved with us or helped us in any way to deal with our loss. Words cannot express enough how grateful we are to have friends and family like you. ~ Kirk, David, Michele, Danielle and Matthew ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ THANK YOU COLLECTION FOR CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to last weeks second collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The collection total was $ 556.00.

HALF-WAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY HOOLEY The 10th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley will be held Friday, September 13th, from 7 to 11PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 136 Park Ave., Binghamton, NY. Music will be by “OLD FRIENDS”, and there will be Irish Dancers and Pipers. There will be Chinese auction and various raffles. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, proceeds to benefit A Room to Heal - http://aroomtoheal.org . Tickets are limited. Advance admission is $ 12.00; $15.00 at the door. Ages 6-16—$5.00; 5 and under are free. Deadline for advance tickets is September 12th at 6:00PM. Price includes: beer, soda, coffee, and snacks. Food will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink. No alcohol under 21. For admission tickets call 607-724-5794 or pick up tickets at: AOH Hall, 148 Main Street, Binghamton, (607-724-5588); The Beef, 62 Leroy St., Binghamton, (607-779-2333); or Giblin’s, 256 Main St., Johnson City, (607-798-1965). For more information contact us at BinghamtonHooley@aol. com . Sponsored by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 1 & 2.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 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. RCIA Classes will begin soon for all those people 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 (570553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. 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. CCD NEWS FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: The first CCD class of the year will be held on Sunday, September 15th. CCD Classes meet at Neumann Hall, Choconut, at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS: Student Registration forms are in the back of the Churches. Please take one per student. You can return them in the collection basket or return them to the student’s teacher on the first day of class. You may also return them to our CCD Coordinator, Susie Reichlen. Her phone number is (553-2618). If you have any questions about CCD Classes, please call Susie. CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Confirmation will be held in the fall of 2014, for students entering grades 6, 7 & 8 this year. Students are required to have two full years of preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. FIRST COMMUNION will be held in May of 2014 for students in 2nd grade or older students who have not yet received the Sacrament. PROGRAM POLICY: All students in grades K thru 12 from our Parishes should be enrolled in Classes for Religious Instruction. Classes for grades 9 thru 12 are currently being offered at the Neumann Center. All 9th thru 12th grade students should be in attendance. Classes meet regularly on designated Sundays beginning September 15th. Classes BEGIN at 9:10AM and END at 10:10AM. CLASSES WILL BE HELD FOR (1) FULL HOUR EACH WEEK. Regular attendance is important for effective instruction! Lateness is an unnecessary distraction to class members and no parent should expect their child to be dismissed early without good reason and without informing the child’s teacher in advance. Students should be present and ready to begin classes on time! Illness or other causes may make occasional absence from class unavoidable. When such absences occur, parents should inform their child’s teacher of the cause. Parents should expect inquiries from the teacher and/ or Father Cas if more than (1) unexcused absence occurs.

During his inaugural homily beginning his ministry as Bishop of Rome, our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, challenged us to “Serve with Love.” With these three simple words, Pope Francis set forth his vision for the Church and for each of us as followers of Jesus. He called us to “to protect God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important.” With the same spirit of hope and with much gratitude for your support, we launch the 2013 Diocesan Annual Appeal. The powerful words of Pope Francis reflect the vital programs and ministries funded by the Diocesan Appeal throughout the 11 counties of our Diocese. When you support the Appeal, you respond to the call to be servant leaders in your own communities, lovingly and generously responding to the needs of God’s people. Each day, your support of the Appeal allows us to “Serve with Love” by enhancing the programs offered in each of our 121 parishes; by educating our most precious resources: the approximately 6,200 students in our 20 Diocesan schools and those children in parish religious education programs; by responding to the poorest, the weakest and those most in need through the good works of Catholic Social Services; and by supporting our retired and aging priests as well as the 12 men currently studying for the priesthood. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will launch the 2013 Diocesan Appeal with a brief video message at all Masses throughout the Diocese next weekend, September 14 and 15. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit—Fall Retreat. Retreats begin on Friday evening at 7:00PM and end after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women. 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. 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. CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH—JACKSON A retreat on the Divine Mercy with a second talk on Suffering, will be held Monday, September 30th from 11AM to 3PM at the Capuchin Sisters Retreat Center, Jackson, Pa. There will be tea and coffee available. Please pack a picnic lunch. There will be no registration fee, only a good will offering. Time will be available for Confession and Mass will be celebrated. For more information call Annette Corrigan (570-280-2246).


THANK YOU FROM THE ADAMS FAMILY In difficult moments seek God, in quiet moments worship God, in painful moments trust God, for every moment thank God. Catherine Adams’ family would like to thank each and every person who comforted us, encouraged us, supported us, prayed for us, prepared food for us, grieved with us or helped us in any way to deal with our loss. Words cannot express enough how grateful we are to have friends and family like you. ~ Kirk, David, Michele, Danielle and Matthew ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ THANK YOU COLLECTION FOR CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to last weeks second collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The collection total was $ 556.00.

HALF-WAY TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY HOOLEY The 10th Annual Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Hooley will be held Friday, September 13th, from 7 to 11PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 136 Park Ave., Binghamton, NY. Music will be by “OLD FRIENDS”, and there will be Irish Dancers and Pipers. There will be Chinese auction and various raffles. There will be a 50/50 Raffle, proceeds to benefit A Room to Heal - http://aroomtoheal.org . Tickets are limited. Advance admission is $ 12.00; $15.00 at the door. Ages 6-16—$5.00; 5 and under are free. Deadline for advance tickets is September 12th at 6:00PM. Price includes: beer, soda, coffee, and snacks. Food will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink. No alcohol under 21. For admission tickets call 607-724-5794 or pick up tickets at: AOH Hall, 148 Main Street, Binghamton, (607-724-5588); The Beef, 62 Leroy St., Binghamton, (607-779-2333); or Giblin’s, 256 Main St., Johnson City, (607-798-1965). For more information contact us at BinghamtonHooley@aol. com . Sponsored by Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Div. 1 & 2.

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 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 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. RCIA Classes will begin soon for all those people 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 (570553-2288) or speak with Deacon Ken as soon as possible. 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. CCD NEWS FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: The first CCD class of the year will be held on Sunday, September 15th. CCD Classes meet at Neumann Hall, Choconut, at 9:10AM on Sunday mornings. STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS: Student Registration forms are in the back of the Churches. Please take one per student. You can return them in the collection basket or return them to the student’s teacher on the first day of class. You may also return them to our CCD Coordinator, Susie Reichlen. Her phone number is (553-2618). If you have any questions about CCD Classes, please call Susie. CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Confirmation will be held in the fall of 2014, for students entering grades 6, 7 & 8 this year. Students are required to have two full years of preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. FIRST COMMUNION will be held in May of 2014 for students in 2nd grade or older students who have not yet received the Sacrament. PROGRAM POLICY: All students in grades K thru 12 from our Parishes should be enrolled in Classes for Religious Instruction. Classes for grades 9 thru 12 are currently being offered at the Neumann Center. All 9th thru 12th grade students should be in attendance. Classes meet regularly on designated Sundays beginning September 15th. Classes BEGIN at 9:10AM and END at 10:10AM. CLASSES WILL BE HELD FOR (1) FULL HOUR EACH WEEK. Regular attendance is important for effective instruction! Lateness is an unnecessary distraction to class members and no parent should expect their child to be dismissed early without good reason and without informing the child’s teacher in advance. Students should be present and ready to begin classes on time! Illness or other causes may make occasional absence from class unavoidable. When such absences occur, parents should inform their child’s teacher of the cause. Parents should expect inquiries from the teacher and/ or Father Cas if more than (1) unexcused absence occurs.

During his inaugural homily beginning his ministry as Bishop of Rome, our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, challenged us to “Serve with Love.” With these three simple words, Pope Francis set forth his vision for the Church and for each of us as followers of Jesus. He called us to “to protect God’s people and embrace with tender affection the whole of humanity, especially the poorest, the weakest, the least important.” With the same spirit of hope and with much gratitude for your support, we launch the 2013 Diocesan Annual Appeal. The powerful words of Pope Francis reflect the vital programs and ministries funded by the Diocesan Appeal throughout the 11 counties of our Diocese. When you support the Appeal, you respond to the call to be servant leaders in your own communities, lovingly and generously responding to the needs of God’s people. Each day, your support of the Appeal allows us to “Serve with Love” by enhancing the programs offered in each of our 121 parishes; by educating our most precious resources: the approximately 6,200 students in our 20 Diocesan schools and those children in parish religious education programs; by responding to the poorest, the weakest and those most in need through the good works of Catholic Social Services; and by supporting our retired and aging priests as well as the 12 men currently studying for the priesthood. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton, will launch the 2013 Diocesan Appeal with a brief video message at all Masses throughout the Diocese next weekend, September 14 and 15. RETREATS AT ST. GABRIEL’S RETREAT CENTER St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center, 631 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit—Fall Retreat. Retreats begin on Friday evening at 7:00PM and end after the noon meal on Sunday. (No meals are served on Friday.) October 18-20 a “Preached Retreat” will be held for Men and Women. 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. 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. CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH—JACKSON A retreat on the Divine Mercy with a second talk on Suffering, will be held Monday, September 30th from 11AM to 3PM at the Capuchin Sisters Retreat Center, Jackson, Pa. There will be tea and coffee available. Please pack a picnic lunch. There will be no registration fee, only a good will offering. Time will be available for Confession and Mass will be celebrated. For more information call Annette Corrigan (570-280-2246).


Bulletin september 8, 2013