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HOLY DAY MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—May 8th—6:00PM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Ministers—Sal & Michelle Gatto; Servers—Katherine & Matthew Gatto; Rosary—Ann Zalepa St. Francis—May 9th—6:00PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy and Susanne Wolf; Serves—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Camille Doyle MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—May 11th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—volunteer needed; Rosary—Cathy Adams St. Francis—May 12th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Server—Curtis & Madeline Spila; Rosary—Martha Strojny St. Augustine—May 12th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Bob Allen & Anne Hawley; Servers—Emma, Hallie & Linsey Milligan; 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 Mary Grace (Healy) Brady, sister-in-law of John Guiton, Sr.; and Laurence R. Grausgruber, brother of Tina O’Reilly. We also pray for Joe Rafferty, Barney Yanus, Jr., Charlie Tyler, and Robert Hinkley who were known to many in our Parish Community. 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 in Honor of James & Anne Taylor’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. 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). Flower donations will be needed beginning in May. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of May—Patti Dudock. St. Augustine cleaners May 5 to 11—Kim Fruehan; May 12 to 18—Shirley Kelly & Mary Homan. 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, 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, Kathy Holt, Chuck Sidener, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Bill Cadden, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Sue Camp, Cody Seymour, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Patricia Flynn, Pauline VerValen, Joe Curley, Peg Reed, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, George & Norma McNeal, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Thomas, Rita Flynn, D. T., Bub Davis, and Kim Kelly-Mott. 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, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, 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, 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.

(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


SPECIAL COLLECTION TODAY The Second Collection THIS today is for the Care & Education of Priests. HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION This Thursday, May 9th, the Ascension of the Lord, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Vigil Mass is May 8th at 6:00PM at St. Augustine. Holy Day Mass is May 9th, at 6:00PM at St. Francis. CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL COLLECTION Thank you for your generous support to help strengthen the Church at home. Your donation to the Catholic Home Missions Appeal will help ensure that the Gospel is spread across the United States. To learn more about home missions funding and who the Appeal helps, please visit: www.usccb.org/nationalcollections . The total collection in our Parish was $ 497.50.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Anniv. JIM GOLDEN by Bill & Becky Jo Golden St. Augustine Church - 60th Wedding Anniv. JAMES & ANNE TAYLOR St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Lauren Hoffman St. Augustine Church - CHARLES RANDALL by Hedi Randall St. Augustine Church -VIGIL: ASCENSION OF THE LORD CARL SPENCER by Bob & Maureen Allen St. Francis Church -ASCENSION OF THE LORD 90th Birthday—GENEVIEVE COLEMAN by Her Family St. Francis Church - MICHELLE MURPHY by Leo, Loretta, Gregg and Janet Guiton St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SHARON BROSTOSKI by Mark & Laura Legg & Family St. Francis Church - SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER DON PURTELL by Bill & Mary Lou Martin St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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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) $ 1,073.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,069.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 865.00. LIFELINES Jesus didn’t come to bring death, but rather, the death of hatred, the death of fighting, the death of calumny, that is, killing with the tongue. Jesus did not come to bring death, the death that He suffered for defending life. Jesus came to bring life and to bring abundant life, and he sends us out, carrying that life, but he tells us: “Care for it!” Because there are people who … aren’t involved in the Gospel: [who are part of] the culture of death. … life interests them insofar as it is useful, insofar as it has some kind of utility and if not, it doesn’t interest them. And throughout the world, this weed has been planted, of the culture of death. ~ Most Rev. Jorge Bergoglio, former Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, homily at Mass on August 31, 2005

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN Next week our Parish will take up the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This Collection communicates the Good News through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through podcasts, television, radio, and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our Diocese, so please be generous in this Collection. CCC is how the Good News gets around to you. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Calendars are $ 20.00 each with 275 chances to win. Drawings continue thru December 31st. Each Parish Family is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. Please sign Calendars out on the sheet provided. There are about 15 Calendars left at each Church. So far only 843 returns have been made. If you have not already made your returns, please do so as soon as possible. Please help us sell all the calendars again this year!!! Sales will continue until all Calendars are gone. NEW LECTORS & ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED New Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers are needed to assist Fr. Cas at Mass. We are in particular need of Lectors to assist at the 8:00AM and 4:30PM Masses at St. Francis Church and Altar Servers at the 4:30PM Masses at St. Francis Church. If you have ever thought about assisting with any Ministry, especially by becoming a Lector or Altar Server, please speak with Fr. Cas or Deacon Ken. Altar Servers can be anyone who has received the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Adult Altar Servers would also be most welcome. MOTHER’S DAY MASS NOVENA Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards and envelopes are available in the back of the Churches. A Novena of Masses will be offered beginning May 12th for Mothers’ living & deceased. Intentions will be placed on the Altar. For deceased Mothers’, please use only the Intention Envelope. PARISH PICNIC / IRISH FESTIVAL AD BOOK NEWS The Ad Book will be distributed at both the Parish Picnic, Sunday, August 4th and Irish Festival, Sunday, September 8th. Memorial section sheets are available in the back of the Churches. If you would like to place a new memorial in the book, please fill out a form and return it to the rectory no later than May 29th. ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC Our Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 4th, at Neumann Hall in Choconut. ANNUAL PARISH IRISH FESTIVAL The Irish Festival will be held Sunday, September 8th, on the Church Grounds in Friendsville. PICNIC NEWS We have two couples who are willing to helping organize the Parish Picnic. An additional couple or individual is also needed to help. If you can help, please call the Parish Office at 570-553-2288 or the Homan’s 570-553-2860.


SPECIAL COLLECTION TODAY The Second Collection THIS today is for the Care & Education of Priests. HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION This Thursday, May 9th, the Ascension of the Lord, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Vigil Mass is May 8th at 6:00PM at St. Augustine. Holy Day Mass is May 9th, at 6:00PM at St. Francis. CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL COLLECTION Thank you for your generous support to help strengthen the Church at home. Your donation to the Catholic Home Missions Appeal will help ensure that the Gospel is spread across the United States. To learn more about home missions funding and who the Appeal helps, please visit: www.usccb.org/nationalcollections . The total collection in our Parish was $ 497.50.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Anniv. JIM GOLDEN by Bill & Becky Jo Golden St. Augustine Church - 60th Wedding Anniv. JAMES & ANNE TAYLOR St. Francis Church - WALTER GREGG by Lauren Hoffman St. Augustine Church - CHARLES RANDALL by Hedi Randall St. Augustine Church -VIGIL: ASCENSION OF THE LORD CARL SPENCER by Bob & Maureen Allen St. Francis Church -ASCENSION OF THE LORD 90th Birthday—GENEVIEVE COLEMAN by Her Family St. Francis Church - MICHELLE MURPHY by Leo, Loretta, Gregg and Janet Guiton St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SHARON BROSTOSKI by Mark & Laura Legg & Family St. Francis Church - SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER DON PURTELL by Bill & Mary Lou Martin St. Augustine Church - INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS

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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) $ 1,073.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,069.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 865.00. LIFELINES Jesus didn’t come to bring death, but rather, the death of hatred, the death of fighting, the death of calumny, that is, killing with the tongue. Jesus did not come to bring death, the death that He suffered for defending life. Jesus came to bring life and to bring abundant life, and he sends us out, carrying that life, but he tells us: “Care for it!” Because there are people who … aren’t involved in the Gospel: [who are part of] the culture of death. … life interests them insofar as it is useful, insofar as it has some kind of utility and if not, it doesn’t interest them. And throughout the world, this weed has been planted, of the culture of death. ~ Most Rev. Jorge Bergoglio, former Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, homily at Mass on August 31, 2005

CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN Next week our Parish will take up the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This Collection communicates the Good News through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through podcasts, television, radio, and print media. Half of all proceeds remain in our Diocese, so please be generous in this Collection. CCC is how the Good News gets around to you. PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS Parish Lottery Calendars are available in the back of the Churches. Calendars are $ 20.00 each with 275 chances to win. Drawings continue thru December 31st. Each Parish Family is asked to take at least (5) calendars to sell. Please sign Calendars out on the sheet provided. There are about 15 Calendars left at each Church. So far only 843 returns have been made. If you have not already made your returns, please do so as soon as possible. Please help us sell all the calendars again this year!!! Sales will continue until all Calendars are gone. NEW LECTORS & ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED New Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Altar Servers are needed to assist Fr. Cas at Mass. We are in particular need of Lectors to assist at the 8:00AM and 4:30PM Masses at St. Francis Church and Altar Servers at the 4:30PM Masses at St. Francis Church. If you have ever thought about assisting with any Ministry, especially by becoming a Lector or Altar Server, please speak with Fr. Cas or Deacon Ken. Altar Servers can be anyone who has received the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Adult Altar Servers would also be most welcome. MOTHER’S DAY MASS NOVENA Mother’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards and envelopes are available in the back of the Churches. A Novena of Masses will be offered beginning May 12th for Mothers’ living & deceased. Intentions will be placed on the Altar. For deceased Mothers’, please use only the Intention Envelope. PARISH PICNIC / IRISH FESTIVAL AD BOOK NEWS The Ad Book will be distributed at both the Parish Picnic, Sunday, August 4th and Irish Festival, Sunday, September 8th. Memorial section sheets are available in the back of the Churches. If you would like to place a new memorial in the book, please fill out a form and return it to the rectory no later than May 29th. ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC Our Annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 4th, at Neumann Hall in Choconut. ANNUAL PARISH IRISH FESTIVAL The Irish Festival will be held Sunday, September 8th, on the Church Grounds in Friendsville. PICNIC NEWS We have two couples who are willing to helping organize the Parish Picnic. An additional couple or individual is also needed to help. If you can help, please call the Parish Office at 570-553-2288 or the Homan’s 570-553-2860.


HOLY DAY MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Augustine—May 8th—6:00PM: Lector—Jack Kelly; Ministers—Sal & Michelle Gatto; Servers—Katherine & Matthew Gatto; Rosary—Ann Zalepa St. Francis—May 9th—6:00PM: Lector—Bette Brown; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy and Susanne Wolf; Serves—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Camille Doyle MINISTRY SCHEDULE St. Francis—May 11th—4:30PM: Lector—Larry O’Reilly; Ministers—Kylie Keenan & Cathy O’Reilly; Servers—volunteer needed; Rosary—Cathy Adams St. Francis—May 12th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Server—Curtis & Madeline Spila; Rosary—Martha Strojny St. Augustine—May 12th—10:30AM: Lector—Tim McMahon; Ministers—Bob Allen & Anne Hawley; Servers—Emma, Hallie & Linsey Milligan; 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 Mary Grace (Healy) Brady, sister-in-law of John Guiton, Sr.; and Laurence R. Grausgruber, brother of Tina O’Reilly. We also pray for Joe Rafferty, Barney Yanus, Jr., Charlie Tyler, and Robert Hinkley who were known to many in our Parish Community. 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 in Honor of James & Anne Taylor’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. 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). Flower donations will be needed beginning in May. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaners for the month of May—Patti Dudock. St. Augustine cleaners May 5 to 11—Kim Fruehan; May 12 to 18—Shirley Kelly & Mary Homan. 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, 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, Kathy Holt, Chuck Sidener, Aleisya Abrams, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Agnes Neville, Frank Hutchinson, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Ida Ellis, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Robert Peifer, Evelyn Rounds, Janice Russell, Bill Wilcox, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Bill Cadden, Mary Anna Marbaker, Mary Cadden, Sue Rathbone, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Sue Camp, Cody Seymour, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Patricia Flynn, Pauline VerValen, Joe Curley, Peg Reed, Adam Kelly, Roman Drab, George & Norma McNeal, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Thomas, Rita Flynn, D. T., Bub Davis, and Kim Kelly-Mott. 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, Jeffrey Evans, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, 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, 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.

(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


SPRING TURKEY SHOOT The VFW Post 6824, will hold their Spring Turkey Shoots from Noon to 4:00PM on Sunday May 5th. There will be Lucky X, Shotgun Shoot, Food, Show Down, 50 cent Bingo, Pull Tabs, and Raffles. This will take place at the VFW Post 6824 (Potterville), 1468 Haighs Pond Road, Rome, Pa. For more information, please call (570-744-2215) or go to www.vfwpost6824.org . All are welcome to attend. EPIPHANY PARISH, SAYRE Epiphany Parish, Sayre, Pa. presents a Benefit Concert entitled “The Year of Faith: Songs of Inspiration”, on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00PM, at Epiphany Church, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. Come enjoy an afternoon of sacred music and scripture performed by talented singers and musicians from Epiphany Parish and other Valley churches. There will be a good-will offering to benefit the Epiphany Parish Music Ministry as well as, the establishment of the “Epiphany Parish Emergency Assistance Fund” which will directly benefit those in our Valley Community facing individual tragedy and hardship. Refreshments to follow. EVENTS AT CAMP ST. ANDREW ~ A RESIDENT CAMP FOR GIRLS AND BOYS A Women’s Weekend (must be 21 or older) - July 5—7 Girls Basketball (entering grades 5-10) - July 7—12 and July 14—19 Girls Traditional Camp (entering grades 3-10) - July 7—12 and July 14—19 Father/Son Weekend (sons ages 6-13) - July 19—21; Boys Basketball (entering grades 4-9) - July 21—25 Visit: www.dioceseofscranton.org click on Camp St. Andrew under Social Services or visit our Facebook page at www. facebook.com/campstandrew for more information and registration. Phone: (570) 226-4606 DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN’S BIENNIAL CONVENTION The Scranton Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Biennial Convention “Together in Faith” will be held Saturday, May 18th at the Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary, 1880 Highway 315, Pittston, Pa. Registration will begin at 9:00AM. Mass will begin at 10:00AM followed by the installation of officers. A complimentary luncheon will be served by the Executive Board Members after the Mass. All women of the Diocese are invited to join us in this time of faith and prayer. Contact Linda Malinoski at 347-3793 or Mary Lloyd at 636-2645 for additional information.


SPECIAL THANK YOU A special thank you to everyone that donated and/or worked at the Garage Sale last Friday and Saturday. A total of $ 316.30 was made for the Parish. ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING St. Joseph Cemetery Association will hold their Annual meeting THIS Sunday, May 5th, at 11:30AM at St. Joseph Cemetery. All who are interested in the cemetery are invited to attend. ST. AUGUSTINE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETING St. Augustine Cemetery Association’s annual meeting is THIS Sunday, May 5th, following 10:30AM Mass. CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM FORMING The Church Softball League will begin play soon. More / new players are needed. If you would like to play on our team, please call Sean Kelly at 570-744-2010. All are welcome to join. Our home field is the Choconut School field again this year. The first game will be held Saturday, May 6th, at 6:30PM. RIDING MOWER NEEDED The riding lawn mower used to maintain the grounds at Neumann Hall has broken down & is beyond reasonable repair. If anyone has a good used riding mower that they would be able to donate, please call the Rectory (570-553-2288) or speak with Joe Homan (570-553-2860). MEMORIAL DAY MASS Mass will be held Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day, at 11:00AM in St. John’s Cemetery. On this day we remember those who proudly served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, as well as all our deceased loved ones. Please bring your own lawn chairs to the cemetery. If the weather is inclement, Mass will be held in St. Francis Xavier Church at 11:00AM. All parishioners and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. A special item of interest this year will be the rededication of the bell from St. John’s Church. The bell was dug up from the church basement where it was buried after the church burned on February 23, 1947. The bell has been beautifully refinished and now has a place of honor near the Altar in the Cemetery. If you know of any former residents of our area who would like to see the rededication, please let them know the date and time. 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. 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 AT ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH! Adoration runs from 5:00AM to Midnight, Monday through Friday. The chapel is closed during inclement weather. If the adorer is sick, going away on a trip or otherwise unable to keep their hour, a substitute will be available to keep it for them. God will bless you, your family and the world a thousand times as much for this sacrifice of making a holy hour because God cannot be outdone in generosity. By being faithful to a Holy Hour of Adoration you can teach by example. “The Young should be taught the value of Eucharistic Adoration.” (Blessed John Paul II) Sign up sheets are in the pews in both St. Augustine and St. Francis Churches. If you desire to sign up for an hour of Adoration, please place your completed sheet in the collection basket or call Andrea Chen (1-607-669-4875).

MOM’S HOUSE ANNUAL TAKE-OUT PIZZA SALE On Wednesday, May 8th order 2 pizzas—(one for dinner, one for the freezer) - and Mom’s House receives all proceeds from take-out pizza sold at the following locations: CORTESE RESTAURANT, 117 Robinson St., Binghamton, from 11:30AM to 10:00PM. (1-607-723-6477) OR BUD’S PLACE, 4740 State Rt 434, Apalachin, from 4:00PM to 10:00PM. (1-607-625-9918) FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution for those in need is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ONLY. Distribution will be held Tuesday, May 14th, from 11AM to 1PM and 5PM to 7PM, at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church, 843 Penn. Ave., Little Meadows, Pa. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome.


May 5, 2013 Bulletin