Pastor’s Message How to Make a Good Confession The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a good way to take a closer look at your life and make a fresh start. Penance and Reconciliation starts with our personal acceptance that we have sinned and done wrong in the sight of God. Our heart is moved to sorrow from the knowledge that we have failed to act in love and have distanced ourselves from our creator. Receiving the Sacrament is simple and there is no reason to be afraid or hesitant to do so. Priest know that they represent Christ and they have nothing but compassion and understating for those who come to receive forgiveness. Furthermore they are under a sacred seal never to reveal under any circumstances what has been confessed to them. Here is an outline of what you can expect. The priest will be glad to help you. • Go to the priest. You can kneel behind screen or sit and face him. He will welcome you, and you will both make the sign of the cross. The priest will pray for you and may read a Scripture passage. • Confess your sins. The priest will discuss your sins with you and provide spiritual advice. • Receive a penance. The priest will talk to you about doing something as a sign of your desire to change. It may be saying some prayers or doing a loving action. • Tell God you are sorry. You can say your own words or an act of contrition that you have memorized. • Receive absolution. The priest proclaims the works of absolution and God forgives your sins. • Conclude. The priest says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, “ and you respond, “His mercy endures forever. The priest will dismiss you and you can respond “thank you” or “Amen” St. John Neumann’s Knights of Columbus Council makes your Thanksgiving easy. THANKSGIVING Holiday Pie Sale… A great variety of restaurant quality pies will be available to order beginning St. Anne-Neumann Seniors will hold their November Meeng on Tuesday, Nov 26. 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA. Open to all Seniors. Entertainment will be provided by Sandy Heisey, Pianist. Sue Bishop “All In One Tours, will hi-light 2014 tours. Food Donaons will be collected for the Lancaster County Food Bank. Light refreshments will be served. News from the Parish To donate your "gently" used furniture and household goods to the San Juan Bausta Thri Shop, please call the Thri Shop at 283-0289 or Ron Dell at 569-2637. Serra Club of Lancaster is hosng a sit down dinner for the Priests of our Deanery on December 5 at 5:30 p.m. $30.00 per person: Choice of Beef or Chicken Florenne. Anyone interested contact Florence Peters 291-9339. Make checks payable to Serra Club of Lancaster by November 26, 2013. Please send to 1809 Rockford Lane * Lancaster, PA 17601 Giving Tree PARISH HEALTH MINISTRY Angela’s Corner Learn More about Your Headaches Giving Tree Tags are available in the Narthex. The program is coordinated by the SJN Knights of Columbus and helps to bring Christmas to those who otherwise might not receive anything during this special me of year. Help to bring joy to those less fortunate by taking a tag and purchasing the suggested gi on the tag. Wrap the gi and aﬃx the tag. Return it the social hall on or before December 1. The gis will then be distributed to the appropriate agency. Please do not take a tag unless you intend to return it with a gi as the parish must purchase those gis that are not returned. Thank You. All gis are due in the Social Hall by Noon on Sunday, December 1. Persons of all ages are needed to help the SJN knights of Columbus sort, count, and bag the gis from Noon—1:30 p.m. Just about everyone has an occasional headache. There are several kinds of headaches. These include cluster headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches and tension headaches. To best treat your headache, it is important to learn more about the types of headaches and their symptoms. Here is a quick overview of the causes and symptoms for the diﬀerent types of headaches: Cluster headaches- pain is severe, localized around one eye and can last for minutes or hours. The headaches occur at the same me every day for a number of days or weeks unl the “cluster” ends Migraine headaches- can oen be accompanied by a heightened sensivity to noise and light, nausea and/or voming. Somemes the headache can be preceded by aura or visual disturbance such as spoOy, blurred vision. The pain can vary in intensity and duraon. They can run in families and women are more likely to suﬀer from migraines. Certain foods can trigger the migraine such as alcohol, aged meats, bread made with yeast, chocolate, certain cheeses and nuts as well as smoking. Tension headaches-is most common type of headache. It results from muscle tension and stress in neck and shoulder area that may last for several hours. Pain can be a dull, constant pain that is oen described as feeling like a ght band being squeezed around the head. Noise, glare and fague can intensify migraine pain. Sinus headaches- occur when sinuses are inﬂamed or congested. This pain and pressure is felt in the forehead or around the eyes and cheeks. It may be accompanied by tender skin and cheek bones near the eyes. These headaches are usually associated with infecons and allergies. No. of orders last weekend: 12 Year-to-Date Sales: $ 35,780 Year-to-Date Earned: $ 1,697.28 Buy your groceries for Thanksgiving with gi cards from SKH, Oregon Dairy, Giant and Weis and you give twice, once to your guests with your delicious meal and once to your church community with the money it earns without cosng you a CENT. See volunteer outside the Library for details. Advent Wreath: Sign-up sheets are available for lighng of the Advent wreath before all weekend Masses at the table outside the library. We welcome families to join in this wonderful tradion. Please remember families consist of all diﬀerent components i.e. grandparents and grandchildren, sisters/brothers, etc. Please contact Angela Richards for details at 569-8531 X227 or [email protected] Next week I will discuss treatment opons for the diﬀerent types of headaches. Eleanor Nuﬀort Informaon from UCLA Division of Geriatrics Healthy/Years, October 2013, Volume 10/number 10 Saint John Neumann Parish * 601 East Delp Road * Lancaster, PA 17601 * November 17, 2013 PÙ®Ý« C½ÄÙ EòÄãÝ Sunday, November 17 Religious Education 10:15 a.m. Confirmation Form. 10:15 a.m. & 6:45 p.m. RCIA/ Room 9 Ukrainian Mass/ 1:30 p.m. K of C Pie Sales Monday, November 18 Religious Education 4:30 p.m. Confirmation Formation 4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal/ 7:30 p.m./ Music Room Tuesday, November 19 Bazaar/ 9:30 a.m.—3 p.m. Surviving the Holidays/ 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Religious Education 4:30 p.m. K of Columbus / 7:15 p.m./ Rooms 13-15 Kairos Debrief/ 4 p.m./ Hosp. Room Wednesday, November 20 Religious Education 4:30 p.m. Parish Council/ 7 p.m./ Rm 11 Y.M. NCYC Indianapolis / 3:40 Depart Thursday, November 21 Italian Club 6:30 p.m./ Rooms 3&4 SJN Ensemble/ 7 p.m./ Church Y.M. NCYC Indianapolis Karios 13 Team/ 7:15 p.m./ Room 12 Friday, November Y.M. NCYC Indianapolis Niners Saturday, November Y.M. NCYC Indianapolis Blood Pressure Checks Music Room Ladies Auxiliary Advent Wreath Sales B W B [email protected] or call 717-569-8531. If you are new to the parish please call the Parish Office and we can help you register for the parish 569-8531. Mass Intentions Monday, November 18 9:00 a.m. Steve Baidy Requested by The Baidy Family Tuesday, November 19 9:00 a.m. Anna Sauer Requested by Ann and Frank Errigo Wednesday, November 20 9:00 a.m. Hormecinda Alegria Requested by Carmella Alverez and Family Thursday, November 21 9:00 a.m. All Souls Intention 9:00 a.m. Steve Cassidy Requested by The Kochanowski Family Saturday, November 23 4 p.m. People of Parish Saturday, November 23 5:30 p.m. No Mass Sunday, November 24 7:30 a.m. Quinn Raffaele Requested by Josephine Martin Sunday, November 24 9:00 a.m. Esther M. Solazzo Requested by the Bush family Sunday, November 24 11:00 a.m. Doris Thornhill Requested by Ron and Cindy Dell Sunday, November 24 5:30 p.m. Dave Hendel Requested by Joe and Patty Zanghi Friday, November 22 IN YOUR PRAYERS REMEMBER THE SICK OF OUR PARISH ESPECIALLY … Ron Hess, Thomas Bertlet, Gerard Rothwell, Lauren Amanda Campbell, Lillian Minichino, Mary Frey, Katie Martin West, John Scheuerman, Jr., Mickey Falcone, Rodger Mulvey, Dennis DeVorchik, Logan Andrew Bomgardner, Joan Cabry, Silvia Gutshall, Margaret Kropf, Margarete Erker, Betty McCracken, Helen White, Ed Nimick, Paul Hayden Gary Bright, and all those in the Prayer Circle. Sick and Shut Ins MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Truck Sunday November 23 and 24. Rest in Peace Ronald Hess Please notify the Parish Office, 569-8531, if you have a loved one from the parish who is in need of our prayers and would like their name placed in the bulletin. Please notify the Parish Office 569-8531, when you enter the hospital. Also, call if you desire weekly or monthly Communion brought to you in your home or if you know of someone who does. Bazaar CommiOee Catholic School News The bazaar is a large endeavor made easier by many helping hands. We wish to thank all our parishioners who have so generously given of their me, talent, dedicaon and support to ensure our bazaar would be successful. St. Anne School - Your Parish School! We wish you a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year. The Bazaar CommiOee Lancaster Catholic’s Field Hockey team is sponsoring a bus trip to NYC for a “Do AS You Please” day. The trip is Sunday December 8th. The bus departs from Lancaster Catholic at 7am sharp! We will be dropped oﬀ at the rear of the Winter Garden Theater which is a prime locaon for shopping, the theater district, the museums and Time Square. NYC will be a buzz with Christmas decoraons and good cheer. Bus picks up at the same locaon at 7PM for our return to LCHS. Tickets are $52.00 which includes gratuity for the driver. Please contact Krystal Wnek at [email protected] or 717-629-2156 for reservaons or quesons. Deadline for reservaons is November 29th but don’t delay, space is limited. Long- Term Substute Needed for Grade 5 St. Leo the Great Saint Leo the Great Catholic School is seeking a teacher from February 2014 through the conclusion of the school year, June 5th who can demonstrate: A faithful following of all the precepts of our Holy Catholic Church Knowledge of curriculum, materials, and best instruconal strategies An ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instruconal programs An ability in the use of mul-media and computer technology to enhance learning An ability to plan and implement lessons based on our Catholic school mission and objecves, and the needs and abilies of students to whom assigned An ability to establish and maintain eﬀecve relaonships with students, peers, administrators, and parents A respect for 10-11 year olds Qualiﬁed candidates must hold: Pennsylvania Instruconal I Cerﬁcate, Basic Religion Cerﬁcaon, and Criminal background clearances Help us proclaim the Gospel, build community, and serve others! Mrs. Chrisne McLean [email protected] 2421 MarieOa Ave. Lancaster, PA 717- 392-2441 St. Anne School eighth graders will be aOending Lancaster Catholic High School on Tuesday for their annual shadow day. This day allows the “soon to be” high school students a chance to see what it would be like to walk the halls of Catholic High and take advantage of all that it has to oﬀer. An all school Mass will be celebrated this Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Leadership provided by the 3rd grade. All are welcome. Thanksgiving comes a week early to St. Anne’s!! The annual Candlelight Thanksgiving Dinner for our students will be held this Wednesday in the cafeteria. Pass the potatoes! At 8:00 on Friday, students will parcipate in the Living Rosary in the gym at St. Anne’s. All are welcome to experience this lovely demonstraon of our faith. Visitors please sign in at the school oﬃce. Friday is a Dress Down Day for the Missions. Feel free to wear your favorite ouTit – and remember your donaon for the missions! Please consult the school handbook for appropriate dress down guidelines. Please save the date for our annual Shamrock Fest. The event will be held the evening of Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Lancaster MarrioO at Penn Square. It will be a wonderful evening with food, drinks and a silent and live aucon, all beneﬁng the children of St. Anne School. The event will also feature the live music of the renowned Irish Band Celi Rain who has won numerous UNITY awards and performed at venues all around the world including World Youth Day. Shamrock Fest is our biggest fundraiser of the year and your aOendance and support will help make it a success. We encourage you to grab your friends and aOend this wonderful event and help our school. More details for the event can be found on our oﬃcial event website starng in December. We will communicate the website address shortly. Kairos Please pray for our adults and youth retreatants as they learn more about God’s Time at our bi-yearly retreat Karios. Youth Ministry Nights Sunday , December 1, 2013 Beginning this night, youth ministry will be all Sunday’s (except holidays) from 7 p.m.—8 p.m. All are welcome to aOend from 9th—12th grade. Our ﬁrst topic will be a fun night. Youth Participants: Lucy Amidon, Matt Ball, Joanna Burton, Davis Carr, Sean Cranney, Kevin Curcio, Caroline Hissong, Hannah Kochanowski, Rebecca Lopez (St. James), Christian Mitchell, Kelly Pozda, Tim Roehm, Delaney Rodgers, Griffin Schultz, Laura Yohe Adult Participants: Anne Barnes (St. Mary’s) , Kathy Flynn, Michele Grasberger, Fr. Mark Speitel (Millersville University) Kairos XIII Team Members Phoebe Belser, Derek Bodell, Kiersten DePanfilis, Tyler Newman, Julie Rasp, Boots Stadler, Ryan Myers, George Stadler, Jean Thompson, Jerry Thompson AGAPE X January 3-5, 2013 9th—10th grade Cost:$75(Includes:Lodging,meals,retreatmaterials, Agapeshirt,notebooks) This is the retreat that you do not want to miss. We arrive at Saint John Neumann promptly at 6 p.m. travel to Gretna Glen as a group. Arrive at our location and meet the team. Then the fun begins. Billy and Emma, will be ready for you at the door. Retreatants will have a few icebreakers to get to know one another, will build on leadership skills and have an encounter with God in various fun ways. Student Rector: Ashley Noel Spiritual Director: Yolanda Director: Barbara Goss Y.M. Workcamp News The youth of our parish have chosen Moore, Oklahoma for their 2014 Workcamps/mission trips. Agape Team Meeting December 1, 2013 Noon—2 p.m. All team members will meet in room 11, to discuss the upcoming Agape Retreat. Bring your Agape Participant Binders from your retreat so that we can make notations for the retreat. We are hoping to take up to 25 campers (or more). The next scheduled meeng will be on: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 7 p.m. We will discuss upcoming Fundraisers! We are looking for two chaperones for this trip. If you are interested in chaperoning or aOending our camps with our youth, please call the Youth Oﬃce at 581-9156 ext. 220. Thank you, Thank You Pleasecall Yolandaat581-9156or textherat475-3407. Thank you to Mr. Tony Ciro for his donaon of SpagheZ Sauce for our NCYC Fundraisers. Your dedicaon to the youth is as good as your pizza, gelato, salads, and much more.
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