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WEEKEND MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Jan. 19—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary—volunteer needed St. Francis—Jan. 20—8:00AM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Servers—Thomas Williams; Rosary— Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Jan. 20—10:30AM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa 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.

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

CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of January—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Jan. 13 to 19 - Rosalynd Perlick & Kay Caspersen; Jan. 20 to 26 - 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, Donnie Butler, Nancy Jellick, Tommy Williams, Stephen & Mary Ann Ambrose, Mary Coyle, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Bakay, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Anna Mae Coleman, Jerry Lynch, Joshua Welch, Richard Hutchinson, John Carr, Roma Laboda, Jean Ryan, Joshua Kaminski, Aleisya Abrams, Chuck Sidener, Maureen Rothwell, Kathy Holt, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George & Irene Kotch, Dorothy Angel, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Franny Coleman, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Chuck McNeil, Evelyn Rounds, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, William Chaney, Dakota Lutz, Bill Cadden, Mary Anna Marbaker, Carol Jones, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Dick Layton, Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, D. K., Peg Reed, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Theresa Noldy, Ken Roon, June Riley, Debbie Kurpiela, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Alice Carr, Judy, Francis Zernone, and Ned Offner. 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, Joe Jones, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Joshua Arey, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Roger Raub, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Adam Nelson, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Jason Raymond, 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, Paul Lewandowski, 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. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN BE REMOVED FROM EITHER THE PRAYER LIST OR THE ARMED FORCES LIST, PLEASE CONTACT THE RECTORY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need - not just parish members), 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. ADORATION HOURS OPEN! GOD richly blesses you & your family when you take time out of your busy schedule for HIM. Could you spend (1) hour with ME? Please call Andrea Chen (1-607-669-4875), for available hours.

(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


END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS Final contributions for 2012 should be made by THIS Monday, January 14th, 2013. You can put them in the collection or mail them to the rectory. OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2013 Offertory Envelopes are in the back of the Churches. They have (hopefully) been placed in the Church that you most frequently attend. If you can’t find yours, please call the parish office at 5532288 and we will provide them for you. If you have never received envelopes in the past and would like to have them this year, please call the parish office. MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD MARIE SAFKO by Deacon Ken & Barb Brennan St. Francis Church - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD ED CONBOY by Jim & Jane Conboy & Family St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - CHRIS COLEMAN by Mary Keenan St. Augustine Church - JOSEPH L. REICH by Claire & Rick Woidt St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Jennifer & John Purtell St. Francis Church WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - FRANK PERLICK by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME GERALD MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - EVELYN NIETUPSKI by the Pichette Family

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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) $ 1,180.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 949.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,232.00. NOVEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS DECEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS November Income: + 20,107.73 December Income: + 40,012.21 November Expense: - 19,067.34 December Expense: - 38,246.80 Balance for November: - 2,238.11 Balance for December : + 1,765.41 COLLECTION FOR CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you all for your generous donations to last weekend’s collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The total collection was $ 444.85. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. LIFELINES There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridicially equivalent to radically different types of union; such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. ~Pope Benedict XVI, “Message for the World Day of Peace,” January 1, 2013 HOLY COMMUNION UNDER ONE ELEMENT AND SHAKING HANDS As the winter cold & flu season is upon us already, we are suspending shaking hands at the sign of peace. Please acknowledge those around you with a wave or nod of the head. We will also have Holy Communion under one species; the Precious Blood will not be offered until further notice.

CHILI, SOUP & BREAD SALE The Altar & Rosary Society will be having a Chili, Soup & Bread Sale the weekend of January 26/27. Chili will be $ 6.00 a quart; Potato & Bacon Soup will be $ 5.00 a quart; and fresh baked bread will be $ 2.00 a loaf. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the Churches until January 21st. Call in orders can be made to Joyce Barnum (570-623-4377), or Mary Shaughnessy (607-727-4107). No orders will be taken after January 22nd. Help making the chili, soup & bread would be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please be at Neumann Hall on January 25th at 9:00AM. Soup & bread will be available for pick-up after the 4:30PM Mass at St. Francis Hall; after 8:00AM Mass at St. Francis Hall; after 10:30AM Mass at Neumann Hall. PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING The next Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All Pastoral Council Members are encouraged to attend. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Again this year calendars are $ 20.00 each. They run from April 1st thru December 31st, 2013. Each family in our Parish is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. There are both packages of (5) calendars and loose (single) calendars available. (Please do not break up the packages.) You are asked to please sign the calendars out on the sign out sheet provided. Please help to make this very important fund raiser a success again this year. 2012 MAJOR PARISH FUND RAISER REPORT Lottery Calendars: all 1000 calendars were sold and our profit was $ 10,000.00. Parish Picnic: profit was $ 8,966.79 Irish Festival: profit was $ 10,984.00 Ad Book: profit was $ 4,520.71 Turkey Party: profit was $ 1,119.15. Harvest Dinner: profit was $ 1,809.25 DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS Divine Mercy Devotions are held following Sunday Masses at St. Francis & St. Augustine. You are encouraged to stay for a few minutes after Mass for this wonderful devotion. Thank you to those who have already made the commitment to “Serve One Another”. St. Brigid Parish Appeal Goal this year is $ 23,750.00. Our Appeal donations total $ 21,452.00 to date. The balance needed to reach our goal is $ 2,298.00.


END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTIONS Final contributions for 2012 should be made by THIS Monday, January 14th, 2013. You can put them in the collection or mail them to the rectory. OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2013 Offertory Envelopes are in the back of the Churches. They have (hopefully) been placed in the Church that you most frequently attend. If you can’t find yours, please call the parish office at 5532288 and we will provide them for you. If you have never received envelopes in the past and would like to have them this year, please call the parish office. MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD MARIE SAFKO by Deacon Ken & Barb Brennan St. Francis Church - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD ED CONBOY by Jim & Jane Conboy & Family St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - CHRIS COLEMAN by Mary Keenan St. Augustine Church - JOSEPH L. REICH by Claire & Rick Woidt St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Jennifer & John Purtell St. Francis Church WANDA & STEVE PURR by Joe Purr St. Francis Church - FRANK PERLICK by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - VIGIL: 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - 2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME GERALD MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - EVELYN NIETUPSKI by the Pichette Family

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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) $ 1,180.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 949.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,232.00. NOVEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS DECEMBER FINANCIAL NEWS November Income: + 20,107.73 December Income: + 40,012.21 November Expense: - 19,067.34 December Expense: - 38,246.80 Balance for November: - 2,238.11 Balance for December : + 1,765.41 COLLECTION FOR CARE & EDUCATION OF PRIESTS Thank you all for your generous donations to last weekend’s collection for the Care & Education of Priests. The total collection was $ 444.85. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. LIFELINES There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridicially equivalent to radically different types of union; such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. ~Pope Benedict XVI, “Message for the World Day of Peace,” January 1, 2013 HOLY COMMUNION UNDER ONE ELEMENT AND SHAKING HANDS As the winter cold & flu season is upon us already, we are suspending shaking hands at the sign of peace. Please acknowledge those around you with a wave or nod of the head. We will also have Holy Communion under one species; the Precious Blood will not be offered until further notice.

CHILI, SOUP & BREAD SALE The Altar & Rosary Society will be having a Chili, Soup & Bread Sale the weekend of January 26/27. Chili will be $ 6.00 a quart; Potato & Bacon Soup will be $ 5.00 a quart; and fresh baked bread will be $ 2.00 a loaf. Sign-up sheets are in the back of the Churches until January 21st. Call in orders can be made to Joyce Barnum (570-623-4377), or Mary Shaughnessy (607-727-4107). No orders will be taken after January 22nd. Help making the chili, soup & bread would be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please be at Neumann Hall on January 25th at 9:00AM. Soup & bread will be available for pick-up after the 4:30PM Mass at St. Francis Hall; after 8:00AM Mass at St. Francis Hall; after 10:30AM Mass at Neumann Hall. PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING The next Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All Pastoral Council Members are encouraged to attend. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Again this year calendars are $ 20.00 each. They run from April 1st thru December 31st, 2013. Each family in our Parish is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. There are both packages of (5) calendars and loose (single) calendars available. (Please do not break up the packages.) You are asked to please sign the calendars out on the sign out sheet provided. Please help to make this very important fund raiser a success again this year. 2012 MAJOR PARISH FUND RAISER REPORT Lottery Calendars: all 1000 calendars were sold and our profit was $ 10,000.00. Parish Picnic: profit was $ 8,966.79 Irish Festival: profit was $ 10,984.00 Ad Book: profit was $ 4,520.71 Turkey Party: profit was $ 1,119.15. Harvest Dinner: profit was $ 1,809.25 DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS Divine Mercy Devotions are held following Sunday Masses at St. Francis & St. Augustine. You are encouraged to stay for a few minutes after Mass for this wonderful devotion. Thank you to those who have already made the commitment to “Serve One Another”. St. Brigid Parish Appeal Goal this year is $ 23,750.00. Our Appeal donations total $ 21,452.00 to date. The balance needed to reach our goal is $ 2,298.00.


WEEKEND MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—Jan. 19—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Servers—Loretta Guiton; Rosary���volunteer needed St. Francis—Jan. 20—8:00AM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Servers—Thomas Williams; Rosary— Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Jan. 20—10:30AM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa 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.

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

CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of January—Kathy Gage. St. Augustine cleaners Jan. 13 to 19 - Rosalynd Perlick & Kay Caspersen; Jan. 20 to 26 - 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, Donnie Butler, Nancy Jellick, Tommy Williams, Stephen & Mary Ann Ambrose, Mary Coyle, Toni Colardino, Linda Hollenback, Mary Bakay, Mary Riley, Jennifer Lynn, Tom Wenman, Tyler Fletcher, Evelyn Palulis, Anna Mae Coleman, Jerry Lynch, Joshua Welch, Richard Hutchinson, John Carr, Roma Laboda, Jean Ryan, Joshua Kaminski, Aleisya Abrams, Chuck Sidener, Maureen Rothwell, Kathy Holt, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George & Irene Kotch, Dorothy Angel, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Franny Coleman, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Chuck McNeil, Evelyn Rounds, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, M. M., Carl Miller, Ken Teel, Gene Fox, Walter O’Rourke, Candy Coney, Nathan Dallmann, William Chaney, Dakota Lutz, Bill Cadden, Mary Anna Marbaker, Carol Jones, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Dick Layton, Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, D. K., Peg Reed, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Theresa Noldy, Ken Roon, June Riley, Debbie Kurpiela, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Alice Carr, Judy, Francis Zernone, and Ned Offner. 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, Joe Jones, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Joshua Arey, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Roger Raub, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Adam Nelson, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Jason Raymond, 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, Paul Lewandowski, 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. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN BE REMOVED FROM EITHER THE PRAYER LIST OR THE ARMED FORCES LIST, PLEASE CONTACT THE RECTORY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need - not just parish members), 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. ADORATION HOURS OPEN! GOD richly blesses you & your family when you take time out of your busy schedule for HIM. Could you spend (1) hour with ME? Please call Andrea Chen (1-607-669-4875), for available hours.

(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


FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution for those in need is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNT ONLY. Distribution will be held THIS Tuesday, January 15th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Penn. Ave. (Route 858), Little Meadows, Pa. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST The Little Meadows Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at White Tails bar in Little Meadows on Sunday, January 20th, from 7AM to 11AM. Price is $8.00 adult $4.00 children. Benefits the Little Meadows Fire Company. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy with biscuits, pancakes, hash browns and baked goods. SHEETS & BLANKETS NEEDED Old/used sheets and blankets are needed to make sleeping bags for the homeless. If you are cleaning out your closet, please consider donating them for this worthy cause. Donations can be left in the back of the Churches or dropped off at the Rectory, (if no one is there, please leave donations on the porch by the driveway). All donations are most welcome. MARCH FOR LIFE BUS TRIP A bus trip to the Annual March for Life in Washington, DC has been planned for Friday, January 25th. (This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.) The bus will leave from Holy Name of Mary in Montrose at 5:30AM and return at approximately 11:00PM. The cost is $ 30.00 for adults and $ 25.00 for students. Those attending should bring a bag lunch. The bus will stop on the way home for dinner. Seats are limited. If you would like to attend the March for Life, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer at 663-2212 as soon as possible.

RETROUVAILLE HELP FOR HURTING MARRIAGES—Retrouvaille, pronounced, “re-tro-vi”, is a French word meaning, “to find one’s way again” or “rediscovery”. The program consists of a weekend and follow-up presentations which help couples put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships. The next program in the Scranton Diocese begins February 15-17, 2013 at Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton. There will also be a Retrouvaille Weekend at the Treadway Inn and Conference Center in Owego, NY, January 18-20, 2013. Please call 1-800-470-2230 for more information or to register. Visit our web site at www.retrouvaille.org . THOUGHTS FROM THE SCRANTON DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women would like to remind the faithful that the Liturgical Season of Christmas concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on January 13th. During this season, we should celebrate the birth of Christ and reflect on the meaning of His gift of salvation. And as we begin the New Year, to turn with devotion to Mary, model of the church and to recognize the special role of Mary in the mystery of salvation. This month let us invoke Mary, the Mother of the Holy Family. The Blessed Mother has taught us that the family is the cradle of faith and prayer where we first learn to love and that family life can be enriched by living up to the teachings of Christ and His Church. Please take time to teach your children how to pray the rosary and to pray it as a family daily as a gift to the Blessed Virgin Mary. ST. THOMAS MORE SOCIETY The Saint Thomas More Society of the Legal Profession is sponsoring an End of Life Issues Presentation by Father Tad Pacholczyk of the National Catholic Bioethics Center at Saint Maria Goretti Church Hall, 43 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013. This meeting is open to the general public as well as the members of the Saint Thomas More Society. Father Tad Pacholczyk is a renowned authority on timely life issues. From stem Cell research to organ donation, abortion to euthanasia, he offers a clear and compelling analysis of modern bioethical questions. He has given presentations and participated in roundtables on contemporary bioethics throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Father Pacholczyk also writes a monthly column which is carried in The Catholic Light. Please RSVP your attendance as soon as possible to rsheils@sheilslaw.com . CAPUCHIN SISTERS OF NAZARETH The Capuchin Sisters are sponsoring a Young Women’s Discernment Retreat for age 16 to 30 beginning Friday, February 1st at 4:00PM and continuing thru Sunday, February 3rd at 11:30AM. This weekend will be held at Mother of the Eucharist Convent, 6100 Jacks Hollow Road, Williamsport, Pa. It will be an opportunity to discern your Vocation— what Jesus wants you to do with your life. Come and experience Religious Life in Community. Reservations are required. Please call Sr. Christina (570-745-3334).


January 13, 2013 Bulletin