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MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—May 24th—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan & Daegan Giannone; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—May 25th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Jeff Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—Camille Doyle St. Augustine—May 25th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Anne Hawley and Roseanne Rouff; Servers—Shelby Funk & Christopher Higgins; Rosary—Ann Zalepa & Caesar Siedlecki 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. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of May—Alexis Drab. St. Augustine cleaners May 18 to 24—Mary Donnelly & Barb Gurney; May 25 to 31—Volunteers needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of Elisabetha Korbel. 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). 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, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Terry 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, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Mary K. Long, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary Lou Fahs, Molly Penderf, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Ken Roon, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Daniel Gavin, Sue Anderson, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, Francis Zernone, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Rita Flynn, Mike Rafferty, Elton Carr, Peter Purtell, Kaleena Dughi, Molly Getter, Sam Miner, Debbie Drewry, Bill Sheredy, Bub Davis, D.K., Kevin Phalen, J.K., S.C.F., Rusty Carmen, Ronalee Eckert, Chelsea Judson, Doug Wheaton, John Paul Jones, Valerie Newhart, R.G., B.F., Brian Rockefeller, Amanda Branning, Deborah Gregory, Andy Mooney, Dave Hibbard, Bob Foster, John Osolnick, Anna Marie Gage, Jeff Barnard, and Mary Elizabeth Healy. 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, Reed Shave, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Bobby Brostoski, Ricky Trowbridge, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Lukas Crisman, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, 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. OIL SPILL: Please continue to pray for a successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill.

(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


MISSION COOPERATIVE APPEAL Please welcome Sr. Cecilianna of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province in Vietnam. MEMORIAL DAY MASS Mass will be held Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day, at 10:00AM 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 Church at 10:00AM. All parishioners and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER LIVING MEMBERS OF ST. BRIGID ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY by the Society (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Francis Church - FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHONERS (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Augustine Church - AARON REICHLEN AND PAUL SCHAFFER by Bob & Susie Reichlen (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Francis Church - MICHELLE MURPHY by Rita Powers St. Augustine Church - SPECIAL INTENTIONS OF ROSE RAUB by Max Raub St. Francis Church - BOBBY PURTELL by Kay Keenan St. Francis Church - CATHERINE ADAMS by Edith Sciamanna St. Francis Church - CATHERINE HUNDIAK by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER GERALD & RUTH MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - ELISABETHA KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger

Sat. May

17

4:30PM St. Francis

MOTHER’S DAY CARNATION SALE Thank you to everyone for their generous support of the Mother’s Day Carnation Sale last weekend. Your support of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Susquehanna Co. Chapter is greatly appreciated.

Sun. May

18

8:00AM

PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS To date 957 Calendar returns have been made, leaving 43 not back yet. Returns can be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the Rectory.

10:30AM Mon. May Tue. May Wed. May Thur. May Fri. May Sat. May

19 12:00NN 20 8:30AM 21 8:30AM 22 8:30AM 23 12:00NN 24 4:30PM

Sun. May

25

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING A Pastoral Council Meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, May 21st, at 6:00PM in the Rectory. All members are encouraged to attend. ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY NEWS The annual meeting of the St. Joseph Cemetery Association will be held at the cemetery on Sunday, June 1st at 11:30AM. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. ST. AUGUSTINE CEMETERY NEWS The price of a grave site at St. Augustine Cemetery will increase after July 1st. If anyone would like to purchase graves at the current price, please contact Joe Monahan (607-669-4598).

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

ANNUAL ST. BRIGID PARISH GARAGE SALE AT NEUMANN CENTER The Annual Garage Sale at Neumann Center, Choconut will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 30/31, from 8AM to 6:00PM. You can participate in one of the following ways: 1. Rent a table for $ 5.00 to sell your own treasures. You may set up after 5:00PM on Thursday, May 29th. 2. Donate items to the Parish to be sold. Items must be clean, usable, and working. We will accept clean children’s clothing. Items will be accepted on Thursday, May 29th, after 5:00PM. If you have questions or to reserve a table, please call Homan’s at 570-553-2860.

WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our weekly Parish Collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,192.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 796.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,090.00.

2014 GRADUATES If your child is graduating from High School or college this year, please call the rectory or put a note in the collection with his or her name. A special Mass for Graduates Intentions will be held Sunday, June 29th. The location will be decided by where most of our graduates attend Mass.

8:00AM 10:30AM

FEBRUARY FINANCIAL NEWS MARCH FINANCIAL NEWS APRIL FINANCIAL NEWS Income: $ 18,410.29 Income: $ 23,527.01 Income: $ 26,003.13 Expense: $ - 18,063.18 Expense: - 21,533.75 Expense: - 25,017.48 347.11 2,038.26 985.65 While these numbers make it look like we are in the black, we actually are behind by (2) months of Diocesan Assessments in the amount of $ 9,337.32. This is due to extremely large heating bills and small collection totals this winter. LIFELINES “The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God. From the very circumstances of his origin, man is already invited to converse with God. For man would not exist were he not created by God’s love and constantly preserved by it; and he cannot live fully according to truth unless he freely acknowledges that love and devotes himself to his Creator”. — Gaudium et Spes, 19

PARISH AD BOOK 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 June 1st. CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM BEGINS PLAY Last Saturday’s game against North Rome was cancelled because of weather. The game THIS Saturday is at 6:30PM at the Choconut School Field against Herrickville Wesleyan. Saturday, May 24th, Memorial Day weekend, there will be no game. 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. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need—not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer (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.


MISSION COOPERATIVE APPEAL Please welcome Sr. Cecilianna of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province in Vietnam. MEMORIAL DAY MASS Mass will be held Monday, May 26th, Memorial Day, at 10:00AM 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 Church at 10:00AM. All parishioners and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

MASS SCHEDULE Church - VIGIL: FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER LIVING MEMBERS OF ST. BRIGID ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY by the Society (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Francis Church - FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHONERS (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Augustine Church - AARON REICHLEN AND PAUL SCHAFFER by Bob & Susie Reichlen (Mother’s Day Mass Intentions) St. Francis Church - MICHELLE MURPHY by Rita Powers St. Augustine Church - SPECIAL INTENTIONS OF ROSE RAUB by Max Raub St. Francis Church - BOBBY PURTELL by Kay Keenan St. Francis Church - CATHERINE ADAMS by Edith Sciamanna St. Francis Church - CATHERINE HUNDIAK by Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer St. Francis Church - VIGIL: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS St. Francis Church - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER GERALD & RUTH MURPHY by the Family St. Augustine Church - ELISABETHA KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger

Sat. May

17

4:30PM St. Francis

MOTHER’S DAY CARNATION SALE Thank you to everyone for their generous support of the Mother’s Day Carnation Sale last weekend. Your support of Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Susquehanna Co. Chapter is greatly appreciated.

Sun. May

18

8:00AM

PARISH LOTTERY CALENDARS To date 957 Calendar returns have been made, leaving 43 not back yet. Returns can be placed in the collection basket or mailed to the Rectory.

10:30AM Mon. May Tue. May Wed. May Thur. May Fri. May Sat. May

19 12:00NN 20 8:30AM 21 8:30AM 22 8:30AM 23 12:00NN 24 4:30PM

Sun. May

25

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING A Pastoral Council Meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, May 21st, at 6:00PM in the Rectory. All members are encouraged to attend. ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY NEWS The annual meeting of the St. Joseph Cemetery Association will be held at the cemetery on Sunday, June 1st at 11:30AM. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend. ST. AUGUSTINE CEMETERY NEWS The price of a grave site at St. Augustine Cemetery will increase after July 1st. If anyone would like to purchase graves at the current price, please contact Joe Monahan (607-669-4598).

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

ANNUAL ST. BRIGID PARISH GARAGE SALE AT NEUMANN CENTER The Annual Garage Sale at Neumann Center, Choconut will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 30/31, from 8AM to 6:00PM. You can participate in one of the following ways: 1. Rent a table for $ 5.00 to sell your own treasures. You may set up after 5:00PM on Thursday, May 29th. 2. Donate items to the Parish to be sold. Items must be clean, usable, and working. We will accept clean children’s clothing. Items will be accepted on Thursday, May 29th, after 5:00PM. If you have questions or to reserve a table, please call Homan’s at 570-553-2860.

WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our weekly Parish Collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 1,192.00; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 796.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,090.00.

2014 GRADUATES If your child is graduating from High School or college this year, please call the rectory or put a note in the collection with his or her name. A special Mass for Graduates Intentions will be held Sunday, June 29th. The location will be decided by where most of our graduates attend Mass.

8:00AM 10:30AM

FEBRUARY FINANCIAL NEWS MARCH FINANCIAL NEWS APRIL FINANCIAL NEWS Income: $ 18,410.29 Income: $ 23,527.01 Income: $ 26,003.13 Expense: $ - 18,063.18 Expense: - 21,533.75 Expense: - 25,017.48 347.11 2,038.26 985.65 While these numbers make it look like we are in the black, we actually are behind by (2) months of Diocesan Assessments in the amount of $ 9,337.32. This is due to extremely large heating bills and small collection totals this winter. LIFELINES “The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God. From the very circumstances of his origin, man is already invited to converse with God. For man would not exist were he not created by God’s love and constantly preserved by it; and he cannot live fully according to truth unless he freely acknowledges that love and devotes himself to his Creator”. — Gaudium et Spes, 19

PARISH AD BOOK 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 June 1st. CHURCH SOFTBALL TEAM BEGINS PLAY Last Saturday’s game against North Rome was cancelled because of weather. The game THIS Saturday is at 6:30PM at the Choconut School Field against Herrickville Wesleyan. Saturday, May 24th, Memorial Day weekend, there will be no game. 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. PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need—not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer (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.


MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Francis—May 24th—4:30PM: Lector—Thomas O’Reilly; Ministers—Sean Kelly & Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan & Daegan Giannone; Rosary—Loretta Guiton St. Francis—May 25th—8:00AM: Lector—Rosanne Williams; Ministers—Mary Shaughnessy & Jeff Williams; Servers—Katie & Thomas Williams; Rosary—Camille Doyle St. Augustine—May 25th—10:30AM: Lector—Johanna Higgins; Ministers—Anne Hawley and Roseanne Rouff; Servers—Shelby Funk & Christopher Higgins; Rosary—Ann Zalepa & Caesar Siedlecki 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. Francis burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle at St. Francis burns for a Special Intention. CHURCH CLEANING St. Francis cleaner for the month of May—Alexis Drab. St. Augustine cleaners May 18 to 24—Mary Donnelly & Barb Gurney; May 25 to 31—Volunteers needed. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of Elisabetha Korbel. 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). 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, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Terry 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, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Mary K. Long, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary Lou Fahs, Molly Penderf, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, George Kotch, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Ken Roon, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Daniel Gavin, Sue Anderson, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, Francis Zernone, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Rita Flynn, Mike Rafferty, Elton Carr, Peter Purtell, Kaleena Dughi, Molly Getter, Sam Miner, Debbie Drewry, Bill Sheredy, Bub Davis, D.K., Kevin Phalen, J.K., S.C.F., Rusty Carmen, Ronalee Eckert, Chelsea Judson, Doug Wheaton, John Paul Jones, Valerie Newhart, R.G., B.F., Brian Rockefeller, Amanda Branning, Deborah Gregory, Andy Mooney, Dave Hibbard, Bob Foster, John Osolnick, Anna Marie Gage, Jeff Barnard, and Mary Elizabeth Healy. 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, Reed Shave, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Bobby Brostoski, Ricky Trowbridge, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Lukas Crisman, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, 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. OIL SPILL: Please continue to pray for a successful cleanup of the remainder of the spill.

(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


OUR LORD IS WAITING FOR YOU TO ADORE HIM "Just as you can’t be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of his grace, his love, his peace." The following hours of adoration are open at St. Augustine's Eucharistic chapel: Tuesday 11-12 (noon); Tuesday 12-1PM; Wednesday 1-2PM; Thursday 6-7PM; Friday 7-8PM. If you would like one of the permanent hours listed or if you would like to take an hour on a trial basis, call Andrea Chen at 607-669-4875. “CONSOLING THE HEART OF JESUS” ~ A RETREAT BEING HELD AT NEUMANN HALL CHOCONUT A retreat called, “Consoling the Heart of Jesus”, written by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, began last Sunday and runs for about 10 weeks. Each meeting will be after 10:30AM Mass in Neumann Hall. Meetings will last about 1 1/2 hours and include: prayer, viewing a DVD, and sharing from a “Retreat Companion Workbook”. If you are still interested in joining us, please call Rosanne Williams (570-553-2859). Drinks will be provided. Bring a brown bag lunch or a snack to share. NEUMANN CENTER BOTTLE & CAN DRIVE The CYO basketball teams are sponsoring a bottle & can drive to replace the scoreboard control box. Donations can be left at Neumann Hall Tuesday nights between 6 and 9PM or anytime at the Vestal Center Redemption Center, Route 26 next to the Car Wash and VanDervort’s Mini Mart. (Just mention your donations are to benefit St. Brigid Parish/ CYO.) Thank you for your support. KNIFE RADA SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society is selling Rada knives. Orders can be placed with a member of the Altar & Rosary or can be placed on-line by going online to www.helpourfundraiser.com and use customer number 504671. The password is mrsa01pw. Do not use capital letters in the password.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE POPE Unfortunately the Pilgrimage with Father William Langan and Father Gregory Reichlen has been cancelled due to lack of participation. Sorry for any inconvenience. TRIP TO IRELAND An (8) day (7) night trip to Ireland will be held October 2-9. For more info. call Kelly Allen (570-934-2725). FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION VIA THE WEINBERG FOOD BANK This free food distribution for those in need is for RESIDENTS OF SUSQUEHANNA COUNT ONLY. Any resident of Susquehanna County who needs food is welcome. Distribution will be held THIS Tuesday, May 20th, from 12Noon to 2:00PM, and 5-7PM at the Little Meadows United Methodist Church. (Please note the new distribution hours.) The Weinberg Food Truck also is at the Ladies Auxiliary Hall in Lawton on the 4th Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7PM. The next distribution date is THIS Thursday, May 22nd.


SAVE THE DATE The 189th St. Augustine’s Annual Picnic will be held Sunday, August 3rd, at Neumann Hall in Choconut. LITTLE MEADOWS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES DAY Next Saturday, May 24th from 9AM to 2PM, there will be a Little Meadows Community Garage Sales Day. The United Methodist Church will be serving hot dogs, soda and water. The Fire Company and Rescue Squad will be having various activities. White Tails Bar & Grill will be serving Chicken Bar-B-Q. There will be limited free tables, if you wish to sell items inside or outside of the Methodist Church. These are available on a first come, first served basis. Call Linda Newman at 570-395-3270 to reserve a table. If you wish to set up at your own house, within the Little Meadows Borough, call Linda Kemmerer at 570-623-2303, to be added to the list of participants. ENDLESS MOUNTAINS MEN'S RETREAT A weekend retreat for any men from the Diocese will be held at Fatima Retreat Center in Dalton, Pa., on June 6-7-8, 2014. This time away gives you the opportunity as a husband, father or single man to come away from the tensions of everyday life to spend some quiet time with the Lord and fellow Catholic Men. The retreat begins Friday evening and concludes Sunday at Noon. Father Pio Mandato and Sister Theresa of the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth, noted spiritual advisors, will present the retreat. The retreat will include, spiritual talks, time for quiet and communal prayer, discussion, Masses, confession, devotions as well as meals, lodging and fellowship time. We encourage men to take this opportunity to refreshed in Faith so that you may be better role models to your family, wife, children or neighbor and friends. For further information or reservations, please contact: Anthony Talarico (570-406-2419), or Deacon Ray Pieretti (570-378-2929), at your earliest convenience. Plan to attend and invite your son, grandson, neighbor, co-worker, relative or fellow parishioner.

7TH ANNUAL JOHNNY HART MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT MOM’S HOUSE This golf tournament will be held on Saturday, July 12th at The Links at Hiawatha Landing. Registration begins at Noon with Shot Gun Start at 1:00PM. Cost is $100.00 per player which includes: golf, cart, prizes, lunch, BBQ dinner, Hole-in-One contest for a car. Paid registrations by June 2nd will receive $20.00 in free mulligans (limit 1 per team). Players may register/pay on-line for convenience at www.momshouseny.org. Warner’s Gas is our Supporting Tournament Sponsor.


May 18, 2014 bulletin