On Wednesdays, following 6:45 Mass and coffee social in St Lucy House, we will gather for our weekly Gospel Reflections meeting from 7:45-8:45 am in the St Lucy House.
Each week we pray, read and reflect on the Gospel message for the coming Sunday. It’s a great way to experience the Word of God as a transforming Person, beyond just words on the page.
If you would like to join our group, please email Tom DeAngelis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-615-7397.
On Monday, January 11, at 7 PM, we will be putting away the Christmas decorations that were displayed over the Christmas Season. If you are interested, please come to the church at that time. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year! We all make resolutions at this time of year (even if our resolution is to NOT make resolutions). Here are some resolutions to strengthen our Catholic Faith:
Attend Daily Mass - Schedules are crazy, I know, but we have Mass Monday through Friday at 6:45 and 9:00 AM. What a wonderful way to begin your day!
Deepen your prayer life - Prayer is essential in the life of a Christian. Talk to God throughout the day and spend some quiet time each day listening to God. It changes your life!
Go to confession once a month - It is amazing how frequent confessions helps you realize the need for God’s mercy and grace in your life! It is a great discipline.
Read the Bible - One of the great ways to stay connected to Scripture is to read the readings for Mass each day. You can find these at USCCB.org (there is also an audio version).
Get involved in your parish - Join an organization or ministry! Volunteer! Get involved! You can check out all of our parish ministries here
Pray the Rosary - The rosary is a powerful prayer and is a must for Catholic wishing to grow in their spiritual life! It calms you down and helps you meditate on the mystery of Christ.
Spiritual Reading - Read one spiritual book along with all your reading material. You can borrow some wonderful books from our Lending Library. Or download one to your tablet!
Spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament - Make a “visit” to the church each week and just spend time in front of the tabernacle. You will find healing - and rest!
Consider any or all for 2016. Believe me, they can change your life!
God bless you all!
Carefully consider attending this peaceful and inspiring demonstration. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 voted in the case of Roe v Wade to legalize the killing of innocent and helpless human beings while still in their mothers' wombs. They based this decision on not knowing when life begins. This absurdity has resulted in the deaths of millions of babies by abortion.
Our Political Representatives will speak out loudly about the many injustices perpetrated against humans worldwide but are ominously silent about the killing of the unborn. Unfortunately, this represents the position of the majority of their constituents. Speak up and do not be afraid to let them know how you feel and believe about this inconceivable and unconscionable injustice!
If you choose to attend, please let us know by Friday, January 8. If not enough participate we must cancel the bus by that date. Thanks and let us not forget the innocent and helpless.
COST: Adults $25, Students $15 (with signed permission)
Can’t go; Donations greatly appreciated!
Contact: Dr. Gerry Kaiser 533-6608, Delores Euker 566-1092, Mary McInerney 533-4846
We would like to express our gratitude to this week's bulletin sponsor, Good's Tree Care. Thank you for your support!
Today is the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Mother Seton is one of the keystones of the American Catholic Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. All this she did in the span of 46 years while raising her five children.
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