Divine Mercy Parish 312 Davis St., Scranton, PA 18505 / 570-344-1724 / www.divinemercyparish.us Worship Schedule Saturday……..4:00PM & 5:30PM Sunday………….8:00AM, 11:00AM & 5:00PM Monday - Friday…………..12:10PM Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 11:00AM - 11:45AM or anytime by appointment Eucharistic Holy Hour Wednesday 6:00PM Sunday Evening Prayer Sunday 6:00PM Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM Monday - Friday Religious Education Office 5:00PM - 9:00PM Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM - 11:00AM Sunday Fax Number: 570-344-1787 School Information All Saints Academy 570-343-8114 Holy Cross High School 570-346-7541 Head Groundskeeper Martin Montoro Sacristans William Castaldi, Anthony DelVecchio, Edward Fortuna, Shawn Soroka, Sal DeFrancesco, Daniel Burke, Michael Boyko Office Staff Rev. Francis L. Pauselli Pastor [email protected] William Drazdowski Director of Parish Operations [email protected] Brittain Banull Director of Religious Education [email protected] Nicholas Katchur Director of Music [email protected] Parish Council Michele Manzo Ann Marie Cawley Lois Fuller Mary Ellen McDonough Joseph Walsh Edward Fortuna Margaret MacArt Cathleen Shields Kathryn Moceyunas Jamie Hayes Dominick Georgetti Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Weekend of March 28 & 29, 2015 Page 2 THE WORD IS THE PRESENCE OF OUR LORD THROUGH SCRIPTURE, THE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH WE CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR FAITH. Religious Education / Life Long Faith Formation (Advent and Lent Bible Study) / Vacation Bible School / RCIA / Children’s Liturgy of the Word Religious Education News: From Brittain Banull DRE There will not be any Religious Education Classes next weekend because of the Easter Celebration. Please note the calendar below for specific information about our First Eucharist and Confirmation programs. Please keep the First Eucharist and Confirmation Classes in your prayers as they prepare to receive the sacraments in April and May. First Eucharist Schedule April 12, 2015 9:30 AM First Communion Practice April 19, 2015 9:30 AM First Communion Practice 11:00 AM First Eucharist Gathering Mass (Bible Mass) April 23, 2015 6:00 PM First Communion Practice PARENTS & CHILDREN (Last Names A-J) April 26, 2015 1:00 PM First Eucharist Mass (Last Names A-J) April 30, 2015 6:00 PM First Communion Practice PARENTS & CHILDREN (Last Names K-Z) May 3, 2015 1:00 PM First Eucharist Mass (Last Names K-Z) May 10, 2015 11:00 AM May Crowning/First Eucharist Party ** Please note the change of date** Confirmation Schedule March 29, 2015 After 11:00 AM Mass - Confirmation Practice (Candidates & Sponsors) April 12, 2015 5:00 PM - Confirmation (Candidates & Sponsors Must Arrive by 4:15PM) April 19, 2015 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM - Confirmation Party New Members for Parish Council NEEDED! In a few short weeks, the parish is going to hold nominations for additional membership on the Parish Pastoral Council. The Council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the church as lived out in Divine Mercy Parish. In consultation with the Pastor, the Parish Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and reviews the parish pastoral plan to respond to these needs. The Council also seeks to implement the plan by seeking the involvement of parishioners. We are now in the process of formation with the members of the Coordinating Teams for the Ministries of Community and Service. We are in need of five parishioners who have these qualities: · desire for spiritual growth in themselves and the Parish · enthusiasm about the future direction of the Parish · willingness to listen, to speak honestly and to work toward consensus · ability to inspire and empower others · flexibility and openness with people and ideas We ask that you prayerfully think of and nominate persons that you know who may possess the qualities above. Thank you! PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL Divine Mercy Parish Pastoral Council met on March 11. The topics of discussion were: Lenten Day of Reflection on March 27 Youth Ministry Parish Council Transition and Nominations of New Members Bishop's Diocesan dialogue New Pew Cards Our next meeting will be on April 15. Page 3 WORSHIP IS THE TANGIBLE EXPRESSION OF OUR LORD’S LOVE FOR US We Remember... AND OUR RESPONSE TO HIM IN A CONCRETE AND LOVING EXPRESSION OF FAITH. Monday—12:10PM 3/30/2015 Liturgy Committee / Art and Environment / Holy Hour Eucharistic Adoration / Evening Prayer / Music Ministry / Eucharistic Ministers / Lectors / Altar Servers / Choirs / Cantors / Musicians / Ushers and Sacristans / Hospitality For a special intention Requested by Nicholas J. Neutts Tuesday—12:10PM 3/31/2015 Kathleen Fuller Requested by her family Wednesday—12:10PM 4/1/2015 Paul Bouselli Requested by his parents Thursday—7:00PM 4/2/2015 Intention of Celebrant Friday—3:00PM 4/3/2015 Good Friday Services Saturday—8:00PM 4/4/2015 June Paroby Requested by Joe and Leona Scarantino Sunday—8:00AM 4/5/2015 Mass for the People Sunday—11:00AM Gary Lukasiewicz Requested by his mom and dad Sunday—5:00PM Matthew Grendel Requested by his family From the Desk of Bill Drazdowski: Carpooling to and from Church on the weekends: A new program we are initiating at Divine Mercy is to promote carpooling amongst our Parishioners to get people, who otherwise would not be able to attend our church because of lack of transportation, to and from our facility on weekends and for special masses. The Service Coordinating team and I will be in charge of this endeavor and hope it can be an ongoing service to our Parishioners for years to come. Please contact me at the Parish Office if you are in need of transportation on a regular basis or if you are willing to transport Parishioners to and from our services. It is our goal to identify reliable Parishioners in each section of our community to pick up one or two others who are without transportation. We understand that many people have special needs that make it difficult for them to be transported without the assistance of trained professionals, and we will do our best to find ways to find safe accommodations for you as well. DIVINE MERCY WOMEN’S GUILD Calendar Party March 22, 2015 Income: Admission Tickets (164 @ $15) $ 2,460.00 Basket Tickets (419 @ $5) 2,095.00 Mystery Purse 841.00 50-50 ($638 sold) 319.00 Waterford Crystal 80.00 $ 5,795.00 Expenses: Castaldi’s (170 @ $8.99) Soda / Water / Ice $ 1,528.00 161.00 $1,689.00 PROFIT: $4,106.00 From the Desk of Father Pauselli Congratulations to Sophia Grace Kester who will be baptized this weekend at Divine Mercy. Sophia Grace is the daughter of Ryan and Ashley Johnson Kester. She was born on December 21, 2014. May the Lord bless Sophia Grace and her family on this most special occasion! Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, mind and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land. Our Parish of Divine Mercy is asked each year on Good Friday to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on this collection for their lives. As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help support the Holy Places. When you donate on Good Friday, you are supporting Christians in the Holy Land. Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. For more information, visit myfranciscan.org/good-Friday. Please be generous as your abundance allows. You have an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Monday of this week between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00PM and on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30 to 10:30AM. Keep in mind that the Mass on Holy Saturday begins at 8:00PM and on Easter Sunday the Mass schedule is 8:00AM, 9:30AM and 11:00AM. There will be no 5:00PM Mass or Evening Prayer at 6:00PM on Easter Sunday. Have a great week! Page 4 WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD. WE STRIVE TO BE THE FACE OF GOD FOR OTHERS IN OUR PARISH AND THE PEOPLE WE MEET DAILY IN OUR COMMUNITY. Parish Breakfast / Craft Fair / Calendar Party / Parish Picnic / Movie Night / Doughnut Sunday / First Friday and Lenten Friday Luncheons / Clothes Shed and Coat Drive / Easter Egg Hunt / Breakfast with Santa / Concerts Coordinating Team Members: Tom Cerep, Mary Theresa Montoro, Chris Musso, Karen Grzyboski, Jen Roever, Bill Drazdowski, and Marge MacArt Holy Week Ministry Schedule 2015 HOLY THURSDAY Cantor Mary T Montoro Lector Joseph Moceyunas Lector Kathy Moceyunas Lector Elizabeth DeFrancesco EM Chris Musso EM Linda Kavulich EM Patty Giambrone EM Rose Woloszyn EM Alice DeCarlo EM Edward Fortuna Server Will Roever Server Vanessa Grzyboski Server Robert Grzyboski Server Kate DeFrancesco Server Tony DeFrancesco Server Kate O’Brien Server Katherine Sompel Cantor Lector Lector EM EM Server Server 8:00 AM SUN Lori Singer Patrick McCabe Johnny Gilchrist Mary Tigue Michael Abdalla Mia Spinelli Kate O’Brien Cantor Lector Lector Lector EM EM EM Server Server Server Server Cantor Lector Lector EM EM EM EM Server Server GOOD FRIDAY Michael Tedesco Roseann Tedesco Janice Patterson Karen May Nancy Laffey Edward Fortuna Joseph Donovan Jordan Grzyboski Jack Patterson Phillip Patterson Zachary Patterson 9:30 AM SUN Christina Mecca Matthew Cartwright Marion Cartwright Gerald Phillips Judy Digwood Tom Shields Cathy Shields Ryan Semyon Patrick Burke Cantor Lector Lector Lector Lector EM EM EM EM EM EM Server Server Server Server Server Server Cantor Lector Lector Lector EM EM EM EM Server Server EASTER VIGIL Michael Kavulich Cassie Semyon Gary Moss Germaine Helcoski Ed Zaloga Alexandra Zaloga Chris Musso Linda Kavulich John Pocius Cathy Pocius Mary E. McDonough Barb Poplawski Mia Zaloga Robert Zaloga Lauren Grzyboski Vanessa Grzyboski Ryan Semyon Jordan Nagle 11:00 AM SUN Lexi Manzo Dorothy Bouselli Tom Conway Laura Delayo Ann Marie Charnnogursky Chris Musso Joseph Walsh Nancy Laffey David Wilce Nicholas Terrery Pope Francis’ Visit Pope Francis will be visiting Philadelphia this Fall and will be celebrating a Papal Mass on September 27th. The Mass is scheduled to be held on the steps of the Art Museum with people gathering down Ben Franklin Ave. There are no reserved seating, so people are encouraged to bring their own lounge chair or prepare to stand. The Diocese is taking preliminary reservations and details will be announced after they finalize numbers. The cost for transportation is $40.00 per person, with the cost of food the responsibility of each individual. If we can guarantee 56 passengers, we can have our own parish bus. The Diocese is now taking numbers to decide how many busses. If you would like to attend this very special Papal Mass with Pope Francis and be part of the Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage, please call the parish office with your name, phone number and e-mail address no later than April 10th. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 570-344-1724. Page 5 THROUGH SCRIPTURE WE KNOW GOD CALLS US TO SERVE OTHERS. WE ARE A PARISH COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO HELPING THOSE IN NEED. Eucharistic Outreach / Divine Mercy Table / Social Concerns Committee / Food Pantry Support / Blood Drive / Holiday Donations / Souper Bowl of Caring Coordinating Team Members: Mike Abdalla, Marguerite Coyle, Joanne Corbett, Cathy Genovese, Rose Marie Kloss, Sr. Janet Jeffers, Bill Drazdowski, and Michele Manzo Holy Week Schedule Holy Thursday 7:00PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration after Mass Good Friday 3:00PM Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Holy Saturday 11:00AM Blessing of Baskets 8:00PM Easter Vigil Easter Sunday 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Schedule: Monday, March 30—5:30PM –7:00PM Saturday, April 4—9:30AM—10:30AM Monday • March 30 Monday of Holy Week Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11 Tuesday • March 31 Tuesday of Holy Week Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38 Wednesday • April 1 Wednesday of Holy Week Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25 Thursday • April 2 Holy Thursday Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15 Friday • April 3 Good Friday Is 52:13-53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 8:1-19:42 Saturday • April 4 Holy Saturday Gn 1:1-2:2/Gn 22:1-18/Ex 14:1515:1/Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4/Rm 6:311/Mk 16:1-7 Sunday • April 5 Easter Sunday Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:19 Mass Attendance Mar 21 – 22 Saturday 4:00PM 259 5:30PM 154 Sunday 8:00AM 11:00AM 157 300 5:00PM 184 Important March/April Dates We Remember Calvary Join us Palm Sunday evening (March 29th) at 7:00PM for a night of quiet reflection with music provided by our Parish Adult Choir. We Remember Calvary is a choral work for Holy Week that uses both traditional and contemporary hymns, worship songs, scripture reading and narration to paint a vivid and moving picture of Christ's last days and his journey to the cross. March 29: Lenten Concert - 7:00 PM Easter Food Basket Giveaway April 15: Parish Council Meeting 7:00PM Women’s Guild Meeting 7:00PM Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:00AM - 5:00PM April 26: Youth Group Meeting 6:00PM On-site Registration (Bring proof of income and number of children) University of Scranton Byron Completx SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:00PM Weekly Sacrificial Giving Weekend of 3-22-15: $10,419.00 Thank you for your continued support and generosity!
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