2018-02-08 / Obituaries

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

In the gospel of Mark 1:29-39 “Faith cannot be real for us if it is not allowed into our real world. Thus, in Mark’s gospel we first find Jesus leaving the synagogue to enter into the midst of human intimacies friends, community and family. He walks and abides with comrade apostles and their in-laws. There he is found. He inhabits relationship.” Fr. John Kavanaugh, SJ.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14 mass is at Noon with ashes at St. Mary’s; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Liturgy of the Word with ashes at St. Mary’s; 7 p.m. Wednesday mass with ashes at St. Joachim’s.

Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence meaning only one full meal and no meat. Fridays of Lent are also meatless.

Congratulations to our First Communion Class on their First Penance this past Saturday. First Communion will be in May.

There is a committee organizing to honor Father Joe’s 40th Anniversary of his ordination, May 6. If you are interested in taking part, contact Gerri Zionkowski and Marilyn Burke.

Substitute volunteers are needed at the Helping Hands Food Pantry in downtown Wyalusing. Call Peg Huyck to volunteer at 570-746-1384.

Stations of the Cross will begin Friday, Feb. 16 at St. Mary’s at 7 p.m.

Our Parish Bible Study will resume Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. and continue for eight weeks. This class will study First Corinthians. Call Mike or Lou Ann Kilmer to sign up.

There will be Eucharistic Adoration on Sunday, Feb. 25 after the 11 a.m. mass at St. Mary’s and concludes at 3 p.m. with the Divine Mercy and Benediction.

There is a Wednesday, April 18 parish bus trip to Lancaster Sight and Sound to see “Jesus.” Call Marilyn Burton at 570-833- 4851 to register.

The 4th Annual Men’s Conference is Saturday, May 5 at King’s College. This year’s theme is “Christ is Here, Come and See.” Website registration is www.beamanconference.com.

There will be a bus available for our parishioners, several nationally known speakers will once again address the hundreds of men who attend from across our diocese.

Make sure that you turn in your baby bottles for the Pregnancy Care Center which are due Feb. 10. Thank you.

Please pray for our faithful departed Robert Oliver and Bill Webb (Barb Fenton’s dad) and especially our persecuted brothers and sisters, the souls of aborted babies, and all those who are sick, homebound, and hospitalized.

Final words: Take the time this Lent to give your soul a house cleaning. Discern and reaffirm how to live according to God’s terms not man’s. Do one kind thing every day. Be grateful to God for the ability to do so. Pray constantly.

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