The Pastor’s Corner: Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Pastor’s Corner:
Sunday in
Ordinary Time
October 19, 2014
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
“Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar
and to God what belongs to God.” Matt 22:21
Sunday, October 19; Twenty-Ninth Sunday in O.T.
Is 45:1, 4-6 / 1 Thes 1:1-5 / Mt 22:15-21
4:15 PM
Vincent and Helen Assorgi (Saturday)
Charles Hayick
The People of the Parish
David Welty
12:00 Noon Joseph Falatko
Monday, October 20; Weekday; Saint Paul of the
Cross, Priest
Eph 2:1-10 / Lk 12:13-21
Mary Ferry
Edward Ernst, Sr.
Tuesday, October 21; Weekday
Eph 2:12-22 / Lk 12:35-38
Vincent Wohlheiter, Sr.
Anna Blahosky
Wednesday, October 22; Weekday; Saint John
Paul II, Pope
Eph 3:2-12 / Lk 12:39-48
Susan M. Pritcharo
Carol Yeager Family, Living
Thursday, October 23; Weekday; Saint John of
Capistrano, Priest
Eph 3:14-21 / Lk 12:49-53
Marian and Herbert Reichl
Robert O’Neill, Sr.
Friday, October 24; Weekday; Saint Anthony
Mary Caret, Bishop
Eph 4:1-6 / Lk 12:54-59
Souls in Purgatory
Alice N. Klucsarits, 10th Anniversary
Donna Butterwick
(School Mass)
Saturday, October 25; Weekday; BVM
Eph 4:7-16 / Lk 13:1-9
Ida Turi, Living
Sunday, October 26; Thirtieth Sunday in O.T.
Ex 22:20-26 / 1 Thes 1:5-10 / Mt 22:34-40
4:15 PM
Edward J. Brennan,
9th Anniversary
Hazel Weiss
The People of the Parish
Stephen Matyas, 103rd Birthday
12:00 Noon Agnes Kern
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Today is World Mission Sunday.
World Mission Sunday, organized
by the Propagation of the Faith, is
a day set aside for Catholics
worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s
missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.
Pope Francis says, “‘The great danger in today’s
world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the
desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet
covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous
pleasures, and a blunted conscience’ (Evangelii
Gaudium, 2). Humanity greatly needs to lay hold of
the salvation brought by Christ. His disciples are those
who allow themselves to be seized ever more by the
love of Jesus and marked by the fire of passion for the
Kingdom of God and the proclamation of the joy of
the Gospel. All the Lord’s disciples are called to
nurture the joy of evangelization” (Message for World
Mission Day, 2014).
Through our prayer, sacrifice and charity, particularly
through generous contributions of our wealth with
those in need, we become true missionaries. As the
Scriptures say, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Cor. 9:
7). We all want to be happy and one of the surest ways
to be happy is to share with others.
In Christ,
Monsignor Baker
Upcoming Collections
Sunday October 18 / 19 – Two Collections
Regular Sunday Offering / Debt Reduction
World Mission Sunday
Sunday October 25 / 26 – One Collection
Regular Sunday Offering
Saturday November 1 – One Collection
All Saints
Sunday November 1 / 2 – Two Collections
Regular Sunday Offering
All Souls
Note: If you are making a payment on your Campaign Pledge,
October 19, 2014
40 Days for Life—The 40
Days for Life Prayer Campaign
started on September 24th and will continue until November
2nd at the Allentown Women’s Center (abortion facility),
31 S. Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA. You can make a
sacrifice to pray for 1 hour, Monday to Saturday, 7am-7pm.
When prayer volunteers are praying, the no show rate for
abortions can be as high as 75%.
For more information, or to be paired with a prayer
partner, call Theresa at 610-704-6935 or email at
[email protected]
Cemetery Sunday Mass
Resurrection Cemetery
Mass will be celebrated on the grounds
of Resurrection Cemetery on Saturday, October 25th,
beginning at 10:00 AM. in commemoration of
Cemetery Sunday.
In the event of inclement weather, contact the
Cemetery Office at 610-395-3819 for location.
Cathedral Parish Anniversary Mass
will be celebrated on October 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM for
couples married 5, 10, 15, etc. (increments of 5) years.
A reception will follow in the PAC. To register please
call 610-865-1201 or email [email protected]
Registration deadline is October 22nd.
Spirit 2014-Challenging Men to Grow in Faith
A Diocesan Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday,
November 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM—5:00 PM at De Sales
University. The day will include keynote addresses, given
by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Mark Houck, Msgr.
Baker, and Dave Abel. There will be exhibits and a Vigil
Mass with Bishop Barres. Continental breakfast and lunch
is included. Registration fee is $30 ($20 early bird before
9/30) and $10 for high school/college students.
For more information and to register online please visit or call 610-289-8900.
The Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank is in
desperate need of the following items:
Peanut Butter ** Jelly ** Canned Soup
Please bring your donations to the front
Vestibule during the weekends of
October 18/19 and 25/26.
Thank you in advance for your kind and generous
response to this request.
Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for October
That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer
zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.
Retired and Infirmed Priests Annual
Fund, “Chosen, Blessed, Shared”
Thank you to those who gave so generously to the “Chosen,
Blessed, Shared” annual fund. Everyone can support the
retired priests of our Diocese by making a gift to the
Endowment Fund for the Care of Retired Priests. This
special fund is used to directly support the retired priests in
good standing including the future costs of their healthcare,
insurance, housing, and sustenance. Please return your gift
using the envelope you received in the mail or from the
brochures in the narthex. These envelopes may be returned
in the mail or in the collection basket at Mass. Your
generosity supports retired priests from all 5 counties of our
Maintenance Worker Needed
The Cathedral Parish of St. Catharine of Siena,
Allentown, PA, is looking for a maintenance worker
who will provide both janitorial, maintenance, and
sacristan work for all parish properties. Duties include,
but are not limited to: trash removal, mopping, lawn
maintenance and weeding, snow and ice removal,
various repairs, security vigilance and setting up for
parish and episcopal ceremonies and events. This
position will also help coordinate the schedule for the
maintenance department, be responsible for ordering
supplies and serve as a contact person for outside
contractors. If interested, please contact Msgr. Baker
at 610-433-6461 or [email protected]
“Peace” is doing God’s will.
JP2’s “Theology of the Body” for
Beginners Study Group
Learn more about Blessed Pope John Paul II’s vision of the
true meaning of the human person - body, soul, and spirit based upon Scriptural reflection.
“TOB” usually meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays
of the month in the music room on the second floor of the
school (Bishop McShea building.) It is not necessary to
have attended prior meetings—join at any time!
Our next meeting is Wednesday,
October 22nd from 7 - 9 PM.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
BREAKFAST! The Communion Breakfast floral
arrangements were donated by a parishioner with
some in silver teapots, creamers, etc. and were
NOT to be taken home. If you
happened to take one home to enjoy,
please return the silver container to
the rectory care of the Women’s
Alliance. Thank you.
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Women's Alliance through Boscov's –
Community Fund Raiser
Friends Helping Friends – Tickets $5.00
25% Discount – All Day Shopping – October 21, 2014
Tickets available for sale in the vestibule after all Masses
from the Women’s Alliance October 18th-19th
Cedarbrook Mass
Mass will be celebrated for residents at Cedarbrook on
October 21st at 2:00 PM. If you are available, we
would love to have your help escorting residents.
Please meet at 1:30 PM at the Cedarbrook auditorium.
Call Mary Kovacs at 610-437-5933
Ecumenical Soup Kitchen
Our next soup kitchen duty is Saturday, October 25th. We
need volunteers to bake casseroles and help serve. To
volunteer, please call Heather Schweizer (610) 709-0801.
Thank you!
Taco Bake: 1 lb. elbow macaroni, 2lbs. ground beef, 1
package dry taco seasoning mix, 2-11 oz. cans Campbell's
cheddar cheese soup, 1 - 16 oz. can chopped tomatoes, 1
cup milk. Brown beef and drain. Add taco seasoning,
cheese soup, chopped tomatoes with juice, and milk. Stir
and add cooked macaroni. Place in foil casserole and bake
for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Very simple.
From The Center for Religious Education
P.R.E.P. Calendar
19 Classes
*Witness Confirmation Rally - 12:30-5:00PM at
Allentown Central Catholic High School
26 Classes
2 Classes (Daylight Savings Time ENDS) FALL back 1 hour)
*First Penance & First Eucharist Candidate Mass
and Blessing—9:00AM followed by *First Penance
Parent Meeting (PAC)
9 Classes
16 Classes
*Confirmation Enrollment Mass—12:00N
followed by
*Confirmation Candidate, Parent & Sponsor Meeting
(PAC) (Attendance mandatory)
23 PREP Mass—9:00AM—(Grade 7 reading) followed
by Classes
30 NO Classes
First Sunday of Advent
Nut Roll Sale
Do you have a gift for working with children with special
education needs? Miss Shankweiler is looking for a
volunteer to work with a few children at P.R.E.P. on
Sunday mornings from 10:10-11:45 AM.
If you are interested, please contact
Miss Shankweiler at 610-432-7655 or
Delicious Nut rolls are available for ordering just in time for
the holidays. County Cottage Bake Shop Nut Rolls in Nut,
Lekvar, Apricot, Red Raspberry and Poppyseed flavors are
$14 each. Order forms available by emailing
[email protected] or after Mass October 18 & 19,
November 1 & 2, and 8 & 9. Nut Roll pickup will be
November 22 & 23.
First Penance & Eucharist Enrollment
Mass and Blessing
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Lottery Calendar
Try your luck at the newest Women’s Alliance
fundraiser: Lottery Calendar. Only 1,000 to be
sold and over 150 chances to win! Choose your favorite 3
digit numbers and get your calendars today. Purchase from
any Women’s Alliance Board member or in the vestibule on
select Sundays through the end of the year.
Fashion Show
Check out the latest fashion at the Women’s
Alliance Fashion Show on November 12th
at 7:00 PM in the Parish Activity Center.
Fashions provided by Macy’s with hair and
makeup styling by The Salon. Tickets $15
for a fun-filled evening may be purchased from any
Women’s Alliance board member or in the vestibule
after Mass.
Please note: Daylight Savings Time ENDS today.
Be sure to turn clocks BACK 1 hour.
First Penance Parent Meeting
Follows immediately after Mass in
The Parish Activity Center
NOTE: SJVRS children are welcome to join
The PREP children for an activity
during the meeting.
Please bring pink Eucharist Program Registration Form
to the meeting.
At least on parent from each family must attend
Flea Market & Bake Sale! Friday, October 24 from
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Sponsored by The Blessed Virgin
Mary Sodality of OLGC/SVdP. Our Lady of Good
Counsel, 436 South 2nd Street, Bangor, PA 18013. The
Flea Market will include a Bake Sale & lunch featuring
Stuffed Cabbage! If you prefer “Take-Out” call Carol @
610-588-8888 by Monday, October 20th.
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October 19, 2014
Children’s Rosary Group
Come to Learn the Rosary! TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER (14TH, 21ST,
28TH ) 3:00 – 3:30 PM. For SJV students and K-8th parish children of St. Catharine, St. Francis & St. Paul’s.
Drop-off / Pick-up at SJV FLAGPOLE by school front sidewalk @
3:30. Prayers take place at Cathedral Church Grotto (or inside if
cold or rainy). We will pray for the special intentions of our
school and parish families! For more information, call/text
Lori @ 484-619-1137.
Save the Date! Mercy Special Learning Center 25th
annual gala and auction November 1, 2014. The theme of
this year’s event is "The Brightest Lights of Broadway" and
we will be celebrating the school's 60th anniversary. Our
“Angel of Mercy” honoree this year is Mr. William
Straccia, Sr. The highlight of the evening will be a musical
performance by a group of students known as the Mercy
Magical Movement Dancers.
Mercy Special Learning Center is a diocesan school and the
only private, non-residential school for children and young
adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in
the Lehigh Valley. For more information on Mercy Special
Learning Center go to:
It takes many weapons to fight a war only one
weapon to stop the war
In faith - celebrating today, embracing tomorrow!
St. John Vianney Regional School
PrePreschool Programs
Full Day Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Safe Environment, Faith-Filled Curriculum, Outstanding
Academics. Free Tours and Shadow Days.
REGISTER NOW for 2014-2015!
(610) 435-8981
News From the North Pole!
Miss Dolly and Santa are SO grateful for the
many beautiful Christmas and nonChristmas items already received for the
Santa Shop. Not even in the most exclusive boutiques is
there such an awesome assortment of gifts.
The success of the Santa Shop depends on
your help! We are now accepting those new or nearly
new items taking space in your closets until
Wednesday, November 26th. Your unused treasures
WILL HELP fill the shelves of the shop when it OPENS
on Monday, December 8th.
Drop-off items for donations will be accepted
Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM
at the rectory. Miss Dolly would like to thank donors,
so remember to leave your name with your donation.
Any questions, please call her North Pole location at
610-841-3982. Santa Shop hours will be published at a
later date. Thank you. Ms. Karon, Santa’s Secretary
HolyBaptism—Please welcome
The Rosary helped win the battle at Lepanato
against the Turks.
The Rosary helped four Jesuit priests survive the
atom bomb at Hiroshima, Japan.
The Rosary stopped Russia from taking over
Catholic Austria.
The Rosary prevented the Communist takeover of
The Rosary prevented a revolution in the
Philippines, and Ferdinand Marcos was removed
from power.
The Rosary helped bring down the Berlin Wall.
On the eve of the Feast of the Assumption, August
14, the war ended in Lebanon between the
Israelites and Hezbollah.
The Rosary will help STOP the spread of terrorism
and the murder of the innocent.
Because of the times we live in, it is critical to pray to
our Blessed Mother because she can help us convert
our enemies, stop the war, and change the moral tide.
At Fatima, on her very first apparition, she said I am
the only one that can help you.
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Walter Farrara Bell, Jonathan Andrew Henson, Jr.,
Hanna Marie Kapec, Anastasia Carmen Moreno,
and Mason Reece Rosner into our parish family.
Bus Trip: Yuletide Tour of Winterthur and Afternoon
Tea at Hotel Dupont—Saturday, December 13, 2014
Tour includes a guided tour of the mansion, which
includes holiday decorations and a tree in every room,
along with some rooms open to the public only at this
time of the year. After the tour you will have time to
tour the Downtown Abbey Costumes, the Campbell
Soup Tureen Collection, Decorative Tinware Exhibit
and two gift shops to pick up unique holiday gifts. Your
afternoon delight includes the glamour of afternoon tea
at the Hotel Dupont, which includes a variety of teas and
tea sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and delicate
pastries, served in the lovely Christina room decorated
with original Andrew Wyeth paintings. The bus will
depart from the Diocese of Allentown office on Martin
Luther King, Jr. Drive at 9:30 AM and return at 6PM.
The cost is $89 includes transportation, driver gratuity,
tour, and tea with tax and tip and is due by November
3rd. Contact Janis Geist –t10-871-5200, Ext. 244 to
reserve a seat.
October 19, 2014
Altar Servers
Cathedral Happenings
October 20, 2014 through
October , 2014
Sunday, October 19
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - W.A. Fundraisers
Monday, October 20
Msgr. Ott Room
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Knights of Columbus #14397
Faculty Lounge
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 6793
Tuesday, October 21
Parish Activity Center / Kitchen
4:00 - 8:00 PM - Cross Country End of Year Party
Bishop Thompson Room
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Knights of Columbus #3298
Msgr. Ott Room
7:00 - 9:00 PM - RCIA
Wednesday, October 22
7:00 - 8:00 PM - Cub Scout Troop #74
Faculty Lounge
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Girl Scout Daisy Troop 622
Music Room
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Theology of the Body for Beginners
Thursday, October 23
3:00 - 4:00 PM - Bishop Barres’ 25th Anniversary
Parish Activity Center
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Set up for Reception Bishop Barres’ 25th Anniversary
3:00 - 4:30 PM - Priests Reception Bishop Barres’ 25th
Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM - W.A. Fundraisers
Sunday, October 26
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM - W.A. Fundraisers
10:30 - 11:30 AM – Wedding Anniversary Mass
Parish Activity Center / Kitchen
8:00 - 10:00 AM - Set up Wedding Anniversary Mass
Bishop Thompson Room
6:00 - 7:30 PM - Cathedral Youth Group
(Please remember to sign in when you arrive)
Weekday Masses
Monday, October 20
8:00 AM
H. Garcon/S. Veloza
Tuesday, October 21
8:00 AM
B. Christ/C. Christ
Wednesday, October 22
8:00 AM
A. Pryblick/B. Carbonetto
Thursday, October 23
8:00 AM
H. Kistler/R. Kromer
Friday, October 24
8:00 AM
R. M. Tomy/A. Filipos
Saturday, October 25
8:00 AM
K. Colarusso/O. Bower
Weekend Masses
Saturday, October 25
4:15 PM
J. Arndt/H. Garcon/
C. Carbonetto/B. Carbonetto
Sunday, October 26
7:30 AM
M. D’Agostini/M. D’Agostini/
M. Michalak
9:00 AM
T. Wroge/S. Wroge/B. Craig/I. Craig
10:30 AM
G. Cosgrove/S. Pursell/
G. Haring/C. Haring
12:00 PM
R. M. Tomy/A. Filipos/C. Davis/S. Keba
Let Us Continue to Pray for those
who are sick in our parish community
James Lawrence, Julie Domonkos, Natalie
Schuelz, Jean Sheaks, Ethel Thomas, Gordon L.
Gladden, Harriet Jones, The Hentz Family, Joseph
Kochan, Katie Hines, Joseph Fryzol, Steve
Becsey, Gabriella Snyder, Edward Hillanbrand,
Filomena Bachman, Dominic Scotto, Nick
Sorrentino, Joyce Clause, Sharon James and
family, Mary Altieri, Elizabeth Benko, Michael Skrypczak,
Patricia Schuessler, Michelle Gimbert, Anna Janowiak,
Veronica Stelzman, Albert Griech, Barbara Vulgaris, Nathan
Goodson-Gregg, Mary Cashmore, Rose Frisch, Joseph
Kwiatek, Irene Beckwith, Teo Moya, Helen and Frederick
Galle, Jennifer Miller, Sharon C., James Nagy, Barbara
Lewis, Ned Squires, Fred Jerant, Elizabeth Oranczak, Carmen
Rodriguez, Lillian and Walter Cress, Linda Ports, Liberio
Obeid, Dan Jones, Bernard Klotz, Johnathan Jones, Joan
Holzman, Robert Koch, Martha Cluin, Connie Trach, Larry
Wassil, C. June MacNamara, Alex Saavedra, Mae Fredericks,
Kara Sorrentino, Maryava Hobin, Dorothy Blose, Judy
Eberhard, Susan Schlegel, Glenn Fretz, Mary Iannelli, Stephen
Pollack, Felicity Sorrentino, Hayden Sorrentino, Mae Squires,
James O’Donnell, Ruby Richard, Marge Welty, Mary Eagan,
Randy Krause, Michele, Philip Bloom, Dane Heist, Sue Heist
and Dr. Joseph Barchini. Please let us know when your loved
one is better. Thank you.
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