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 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] All Saints Academy 570-343-8114 Holy Cross High School 570-346-7541 Nicholas Katchur Director of Music [email protected] Head Groundskeeper Parish Council Martin Montoro Assistant Groundskeeper John Nestor Sacristans William Castaldi, Anthony DelVecchio, Edward Fortuna, Shawn Soroka, Sal DeFrancesco, Daniel Burke, Michael Boyko Michele Manzo Ann Marie Cawley Lois Fuller Mary Ellen McDonough Joseph Walsh Edward Fortuna Margaret MacArt Cathleen Shields Kathryn Moceyunas Jamie Hayes Dominick Georgetti The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of April 25 & 26, 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 This week is the final classes for grades 1 through 8. Enjoy your summer and don‟t forget to register in June for Vacation Bible School. Registrations for religious education classes for next year will take place in August. Congratulations to all those receiving their First Communion on Sunday. Please keep them and the rest of the class in your prayers. Please note the calendar below for specific information about our First Eucharist program. On Sunday May 10th there will be a May Crowning after the 11:00 AM Mass. Refreshments will be served after the event. Please pray for a nice day and come and enjoy. Any Confirmation students who would like to participate in the crowning please contact me as soon as possible. First Eucharist Schedule April 26, 2015 1:00 PM First Eucharist Mass (Last Names A-J) April 30, 2015 5:30 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** First Communion Class 2015 This weekend, half of the First Communion Class will receive the Blessed Sacrament. Please keep them and their families in your prayers. Thank you to everyone who has helped prepare the First Communion Classes for their sacraments. Without the help of all our dedicated teachers and aides our programs would not be successful. Thank you especially to Karen Grzyboski, Jennifer Roever, Cassie Semyon and Vanessa Grzyboski. Phillip Baranowski Alyssa Beauvais Christopher Beauvais Anna Bender Hunter Brown John Byrne Gianna Coroniti Nicholas Delayo Colin Donovan Lucia Dudziec Brady Evans Lily Flanagan Jace Gaughan Joseph Gaughan Alessondra Gnall Matthew Godlewski Ryan Grill Reagan Hawkins Gavin Hegedus Jacob Iacavazzi Mauriana Johnson Ryan Kester Jr. Timothy Lafferty Ryley Liller Adam Liptai Sophia Lowe Emma Luciani Emily McCullon Sarah McCullon Connor McNally Campbell Nelson Madelyn O‟Shea Maggie O‟Shea Karson Peperno Matthew Poplawski Mason Rickert Marco Rinaldi John Joseph Rogers Gerald Rose Lila Shygelski Ella Sottile Anna Trapper Amelia Uporsky Madisyn Vassell Keegan Walsh Natalie Walsh Sophie Anna Wargo Gavin White Olivia Yackobovitz From the Desk of Bill Drazdowski: Women’s Guild Envelope Update: I wanted to give a reminder to everyone looking to join the Women‟s Guild for the upcoming year. The membership dues envelope was just in your quarterly envelope packet. As always the fee to be a member of the Women‟s Guild is $5.00. Please include the $5.00 in this marked envelope anytime in the coming weeks. If you do not receive envelopes but are interested in becoming a member of the Women‟s Guild please contact me at the Parish Office. Page 3 WORSHIP IS THE TANGIBLE EXPRESSION OF OUR LORD’S LOVE FOR US AND OUR RESPONSE TO HIM IN A CONCRETE AND LOVING EXPRESSION OF FAITH. 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 Mass Intentions Monday—4/27/2015 12:10PM Tuesday—4/28/2015 12:10PM Wednesday—4/29/2015 12:10PM Carol Gogas Thursday—4/30/2015 12:10PM Helen Preston Requested by Carmen and Pat Vinciguerra Requested by Michele Pagano Requested by Peggy Evanitsky and Betty Shimo Requested by daughter, Marge McAuley Friday—5/1/2015 12:10PM Edward Kane Saturday—5/2/2015 4:00PM Joseph ‘Jake’ Corbett Saturday—5/2/2015 5:30PM Eugene Jeffers Requested by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Belak Saturday—5/2/2015 2:00PM Wedding of Jordan Guse and Emily Fish Requested by his family Requested by Diane and family Sunday—5/3/2015 8:00AM Mass for the People Sunday—5/3/2015 11:00AM Agnes Hart Sunday—5/3/2015 1:00PM First Communion Mass Sunday—5/3/2015 5:00PM Mark Walsh Robert Ragni Joan Vass Requested by Mike and Gene Ruane and family Requested by her family Liturgical Minister Schedule for May 2/3 Cantor Lector Lector EM EM EM EM AS 4:00PM SAT Megan Kolata Janice Patterson Michael Kavulich Judy Digwood Marian Donelan Lisa Minnichbach Gerald Phillips Zachary Patterson 5:30PM SAT Mary T. Montoro Joseph Moceyunas Kathy Moceyunas Mark Evans Joseph Donovan ----------Lauren Grzyboski 8:00AM SUN Michael Tedesco Ed Zaloga Alexandra Zaloga Barbara Malinowski Mary Tigue ----------Mia Zaloga 11:00AM SUN Cassie Semyon John Finnerty Jake Finnerty Ann M Charnogursky Joe Walsh Karin Conway Alice DeCarlo Nicholas Terrery 5:00PM SUN Eileen Hayes Karen May Frank Alu Kathy Boyle Mary A Donovan ----------Patrick Burke From the Desk of Father Pauselli Today the church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to priesthood and religious life? *Pray for the priest who have ministered to you throughout your life both living and dead. *Keep our parish priests in you prayers throughout the week *Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister. *Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God‟s call Join The Invisible Monastery Pledge to pray for vocations at the Invisible Monastery website, invisblemonastery.com. It was inspired by a Vatican document urging Catholics to “Organize an „invisible monastery‟ in which many persons, day and night, are committed to continuous prayer for priestly vocations.” Congratulations to Jordan Armbrust who will be baptized this weekend at Divine Mercy. He is the son of Jason Armbrust and Christina Rutkowky. He was born on Dec 29, 2014. May the Lord bless Jordan and his family on this most special occasion! Congratulations to Jordan Guse and Emily Fisch who will celebrate the sacrament of marriage at Divine Mercy Parish on Saturday, May 2. May the Lord bless them with many years together as husband and wife Thank you for your participation in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. This Appeal supports Dioceses in the United State and its territories that lack the resources to provide basic pastoral ministry to their populations. Have a wonderful week! Page 4 Picnic 2015 June 4-5-6 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 Picnic Meeting Recap: I am happy to announce that we had our first Picnic Meeting in preparation for the 2015 Picnic on June 4th, 5th and 6th. First of all, I would like to thank Kathleen and Mike Boyd for volunteering to be the Chairs for this year‟s Picnic. I know they will do an amazing job ! A very important date on which I hope we will have a great turn out for this year is May 30th. On that day at 8:30 AM the picnic truck with all of our supplies and stands will be delivered and unloaded ! The more helpers we have the better! You can not underestimate what an hour of your time would contribute to our efforts to begin setting up for the Picnic. On April 22nd at 1:00 P.M. we are going to stuff mailings to be sent to all of our parishioners with information on the Picnic as well Raffle Ticket request forms. If anyone would like to volunteer for this project, we will order a lunch for you and have it ready following the 12:10 Mass. Please let me know if you think you can make it. We have made a change to our Picnic Raffle this year as illustrated in the form below. The cost of a ticket is now only $50.00 and we will be selling an unlimited amount ! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, so please encourage your friends and family to participate. DIVINE MERCY PARISH PICNIC VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP CARD PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING A LITTLE OF YOUR TIME AND TALENT TO MAKE OUR ANNUAL PICNIC A SUCCESS YES - I CAN WORK THE FOLLOWING EVENINGS _____ SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 8:30AM _____ THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015 5:00PM _____ FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015 5:00PM _____ SATURDAY. JUNE 6, 2015 5:00PM _____ SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 8:00AM - 12:00PM IF YOU CAN MAKE A FOOD DONATION OR BAKED GOODS DONATION PLEASE INDICATE BELOW AND SOMEONE WILL CONTACT YOU. ___ BAKED GOODS ___HOT DOGS ___WIMPIES ___GUTHEINZ WEINERS STAND PREFERENCE: __________________________________ NAME: _______________________________________ PHONE #: ____________________________________ PLEASE DROP THIS CARD IN THE COLLECTION BASKET, AT TABLES IN REAR OF CHURCH OR MAIL IN TO THE PARISH OFFICE. THANK YOU! YOU WILL BE CONTACTED SHORTLY. Divine Mercy Parish Picnic GIFT-OF-THE WEEK Paper Plates Please drop off your donations next weekend at the vestibules of the Church! Divine Mercy Raffle Picnic 2015 Ticket Cost: $50.00 Many chances to win! Tickets sales begin April 25th. Prizes: Grand Prize - $5,000.00 2 - $500.00 3 - $500.00 4 - $500.00 5 - $500.00 6 - Lay-Z-Boy Recliner Early Bird Specials: $500.00 1st Drawing is May 10th, 2015 at the 11:00AM Mass 2nd Drawing is May 24th, 2015 at the 11:00AM Mass 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 Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10, is Mother‟s Day. Nine Masses will be offered for the mothers remembered on the altar. You should have received an envelope in the mail for this purpose. There are also envelopes and greeting cards available on the table in the center vestibule of the Church. This is a fine way to honor your mother as we celebrate Mother‟s Day 2015. Monday • April 27 Easter Weekday Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:1-10 Tuesday • April 28 Easter Weekday Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 Wednesday • April 29 St. Catherine of Siena Acts 12:24—13:5a/Jn 12:44-50 Thursday • April 30 Easter Weekday Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20 Friday • May 1 Easter Weekday Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6 Saturday • May 2 St. Athanasius Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14 Sunday • May 3 Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31/1 Jn 3:18-24/Jn 15:1-8 Important April/May Dates The Greatest Gift April 26: Youth Group Meeting 6:00PM Do you have a family member or neighbor who cannot leave their home to attend Mass and receive the Blessed Sacrament? Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are April 27: here to serve your loved ones by bringing them the gift of Christ Himself, the greatest gift Service Coordinating Team Meeting - 7:00 PM that can be given. If you know of someone we should be serving, please contact Vince Klingler at 570-205-5716 or [email protected] for arrangements. April 30: How do I know if I should consider Parish Council? Can you make decisions that are guided by a firm faith filled hand that is open to the Holy Spirit? Then you are a discerner. Can you reflect on the Gospel so that God‟s ministry is part of your parish life? Then you are prayerful. Can you listen to your fellow parishioners and present ideas that mold the future of the parish? Then you are a serving representative. Can you work well with others? Then you are collaborative. Can you resolve conflicts? Can you strengthen parish relationships and celebrate the peace of Christ? Then you are pastoral. Everyone in our parish has gifts … Please prayerfully consider the above questions. If your gifts match the skills above or if you know someone with these skills, please consider offering your name or theirs for this ministry of leadership. Thank you! SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER EVERY SUNDAY AT 6:00PM Community Coordinating Team Meeting - 7:00 PM May 18: Service Coordinating Team Meeting - 7:00 PM May 20: Community Coordinating Team Meeting - 7:00 PM May 30: Picnic Truck Set-up - 8:30 AM Mass Attendance Apr 18 – 19 Saturday 4:00PM 241 5:30PM 149 Sunday 8:00AM 11:00AM 187 408 5:00PM 164 Weekly Sacrificial Giving Weekend of 4-5-15: Good Friday: $1,452.00 Weekend: $28,864.00 Weekend of 4-12-15: Weekend: $11,455.00 Thank you for your continued support and generosity!
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