Our Lady Help of Christians Church Phone: 610-432-9384 e-mail:

Our Lady Help of Christians Church
444 North Jasper Street, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-432-9384
e-mail: [email protected]
www.OLHCparish.net
Fax: 610-782-9297
Rectory
Rev. John S. Pendzick, M. Div., Pastor
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A., NCC, LPC
Confidential Telephone: (800) 791-9209
School
Miss Mary Vanya, M. Ed,. Principal
934 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-433-1592 Fax: 610-434-7123
Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator
Sister Meg Cole, S.S.J.
Telephone: (610) 289-8900, Ext. 222
Masses
Saturday: 4:30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am
Domingo: 12:00 Misa en Español
Monday: 5:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15am
Holy Days: 7:00 pm eve of Holy Day
8:15am and 7:00pm
Confession
Saturday: 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Anytime by Appointment
Rectory Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Fridays
Music Ministry
Rosanne Venditto
Patricia Guditus
Choir Director
Cynthia Johnson
Parish Membership
New Parishioners are asked to register at the Parish
Office (by appointment) as soon as possible so that you
may participate more fully in the life of the parish. If
you move or change your phone number, please notify
the Parish Office so our records can be kept current.
Rectory Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for lunch from 12:45 - 1:15pm
Memorials
Upon the death of a loved one, please consider a
memorial gift to the Parish. Your Loved one will be
remembered in the monthly Mass which is celebrated
for all who are enrolled in the Memorial Program.
Bequests
Please consider designating Our Lady Help of Christians
Parish in your last will and testament so that the blessings
the Lord has given you in your lifetime will continue to
build up His Kingdom in the years to come.
Baptism
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated the First and
Third Sundays of the Month after the 10:30am Mass.
Please call the rectory to schedule a Baptism and to
register for Baptismal Prep Class which is held on the
fourth Tuesday of each month.
Marriage
Arrangements must be made with the Parish at least six
months prior to the date of the Wedding.
Sacraments to the Homebound
Holy Communion is taken to the homebound each
month by the Priest or Deacon and each Sunday by the
Eucharistic Ministers. The Sacraments of the Sick is
available anytime upon request. Please call the Parish
office to make arrangements.
October 18, 2014
October 19, 2014
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. In 2014, World
Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 19.
Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last
Sunday in October. As described by Pope John Paul II, World Mission
Sunday is "an important day in the life of the Church because it teaches how
to give: as an offering made to God, in the Eucharistic celebration and for all
the missions of the world".
Pope John Paul II has also spoken of the Propagation of the Faith's
General Fund of support, calling this a "central fund of solidarity." In a
message delivered on a recent World Mission Sunday, the Pope said: "The
offerings that will be collected [on World Mission Sunday] are destined for a
common fund of solidarity distributed, in the Pope's name, by the Society
for the Propagation of the Faith among the missions and missionaries of the
entire world."
Your ongoing support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith is
vital to the missionaries serving in 1,150 dioceses throughout Asia, Africa,
parts of Latin America and Europe, and on the Islands of the Pacific. Your
generosity makes it possible for local priests, religious, and catechists to
reach out to communities, families and children in desperate need, bringing
the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.
For this year’s World Mission Sunday celebration, we are focusing on
the words from St. Matthew’s Gospel, “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew
16:18), highlighting the outreach of local churches through priests,
religious and laity among the poor and marginalized half a world away. The
specific example we have chosen is of Bishop Wenceslao (Wens) Padilla, the
first Bishop of Mongolia, and his fellow missionary priests from the
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and their work among
families and children in need, sharing God’s love and mercy, His hope and
peace, while offering practical help – changing lives every day! Similar help
is provided to mission churches in territories covering more than half the
globe.
Your prayers and generous support offered to the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith on World Mission Sunday directly benefit the
mission church – places like Mongolia where the young church is growing,
filled with zeal for the faith, but lacking resources for its outreach to
families and those in need. Such support is a concrete way to “build our
Church” – to deepen your relationship with Jesus by helping Bishop Wens
and so many other missionaries around the world.
#215
October 25, 2014
4:30 PM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
October 26, 2014
8:00 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
10:30 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
C. Buchman & Sr. M. Julius
E. Curran & B. Potetz
V. Mai, J. & K. Vu
J. Vu
N. Adams & H. Adams
D. & L. Lopez
K. & T. Schwab
A. Schwab
Sr. Charlene &
T. Marquis-Belfield
D. Simon & J. Enriquez
A. Acosta, A. Carrasquilla &
G. Angelone
A. Abouafech
Adoration: Wednesdays
Join us every Wednesday anytime from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, for
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. Stop in to spend
time with Our Lord. Join us for Evening Prayer & Benediction at 5 PM!
Únase a nosotros los Miércoles a Cualquier hora, desde las 8:30
am hasta 5:00 pm para Adoración al Santísimo Sacramentó En la
capilla. Visite a Nuestro Señor y únase a la Oración de la tarde y la
Bendición del Santísimo a las 5:00pm
GIFT CARD SALES
Scrip is a term that means “substitute money”. When you
purchase scrip, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates
and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. You can use
scrip to purchase everyday expenses like food, clothing, and
other essentials, and with every purchase, you earn revenue
for our organization. The Great Lakes Scrip Center acts on
behalf of churches, schools and other non-profit organizations
to purchase large amounts of scrip from grocery stores,
department stores, and other retailers. Because the scrip is
purchased with cash up front, the participating retailers offer
a substantial discount. Our organization buys the scrip from
Great Lakes Scrip Center at a discount, and re-sells the
certificates to families like yours for full face value. Scrip is
ordered once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month.
All paid orders must be to the rectory by the second Monday of
the month. Orders can be dropped off at the rectory or in the
collection basket. Checks can be made out to OLHC.
The next order is due November 11th, 2014
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, ST PAUL OF THE CROSS
5:30 PM PARISHIONERS
REQ. BY PASTOR
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST,
8:15 AM CLAIRE AHRENS
REQ. BY ROSEMARIE & FAMILY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, ST. JOHN PAUL II
8:15 AM Abraham Simon
REQ. BY SR. CHARLENE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23RD, ST. JOHN OF CAPISTRANO
8:15 AM CATHERINE SCHREI
REQ. BY JACK SCHREI
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET
8:15 AM JOHN WILLGRUBER
REQ. BY LORRAINE WILLGRUBER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH,
8:15 AM MARY ANN DETWEILER
REQ. BY JANE NAGLE &
RICHARD MCDERMOTT & FAMILY
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
30TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH
4:30 PM DICK PERKINS
REQ. BY MAME & ROY FISHER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
8:00 AM MARTHA ZEPPENFELT
REQ. BY ELLEN GREGORINCI
10:30 AM THERESA UNGER
REQ. BY SONS, DANIEL & JEFF
12:00 DE LA TARDE MISA EN ESPAÑOL
HERMINIA SALDARRIAGA
LA FAMILIA VANEGA
Please pray for a priest a day::
Monday:
Rev. Edward Connolly
Tuesday:
Rev. James Connolly
Wednesday:
Rev. John Conte
Thursday:
Rev. Msgr. Edward Coyle
Friday:
Most Rev. Edward Cullen
Saturday:
Rev. Joseph Currier
Sunday:
Rev. Harold Dagle
Coming soon:
Breakfast with Santa, December 6th, seats are limited.
Tricky Trays, December 6th & 7th, we ask all families to get involved.
Please call the rectory with any questions or for reservations, 610-432-9384
Diocese of Allentown News
Cemetery Sunday Mass at Resurrection Cemetery on Saturday, October 25th, beginning at 10 a.m. in
commemoration of Cemetery Sunday. In case of inclement weather, contact the Cemetery Office at 610-3953819 for details.
Marriage: Growing in Love Together The Office of Marriage and Family Life Formation invites couples
married 10 years or more to join us for a one day Marriage Enrichment Seminar which will address the joys and
challenges of marriage such as: Rediscovering time together as a couple, Praying together, Empty-nesting,
Relating to adult children, Caring for aging parents and more. The seminar will take place on Saturday, October 25,
2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Whitehall from 9:00AM to 2:00PM; light breakfast and lunch included. Cost is $24
per couple. Please register online at www.allentowndiocese.org/marriageenrichmentor call 610-289-8900 ext. 228
or email [email protected] Deadline for registration : October 17, 2014
Spirit 2014 —“Challenging Men To Grow In Faith” The Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference will be
held at DeSales University on Saturday November 15, 2014 from 9:00AM—5:00 PM. The day will include keynote
addresses from national and local speakers, exhibits, and a vigil Mass with Bishop Barres. Registration fee is $30,
with continental breakfast and lunch included. Traducciòn simultánea en Español de oradores está disponible. For
more information and to register online, please visit www.cmfda.org or call 610-289-8900.
Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair at St. Francis of Assisi. You are cordially invited to our 3rd Annual Holiday
Craft and Vendor event on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall,
801 N. 11th Street, Allentown, PA. We plan to offer a wide variety of items and services for our shoppers and our kitchen
will be open. Your crafts or business would be a great addition to this event! Booths are still available, rental fee per
space: $25 and a raffle gift or gift certificate for the Prize Auction. Additional table for your booth may be rented for $5.
Register early—because we can accept only one consultant per direct sales company or franchise. Interested: Call
Donna Gerancher at the Parish Center at 610-433-6102 or Wendy Olesak at 484-357-8103 or by email
[email protected]
New “Faith and Spirits Series ”The Office of Adult Formation is hosting a new series called “Faith and Spirits”;
an informal discussion on topics of our Catholic Faith. Part Two: Be Not Afraid: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Spiritual
Warfare will be our second topic at The Works : Bldg. 24 (1109 Bern Rd. in Wyomissing) on October 27th presented by Fr.
Rich Clement, Pastor of St. John Baptist LaSalle. This will be held from 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm and is open to adults of all
ages. Come join us as we gather in an informal, relaxed setting to discuss our Catholic Faith. Bring a friend! Food and
beverage are available for purchase. For more information, visit www.allentowndiocese.org/aff or email
[email protected] or call the Office at 610-289-8900 ext. 221. Hope to see you!
Institute for Catechesis and Formation Course Offering —CAT II — Classroom Applications: For Catholic
School teachers or Catechists who are working on the Master Catechist Certificate. Saturdays, October 11 and 18, 8:30
AM — 12:30 PM at three locations: Berks Catholic H.S., Marian H.S., and Bethlehem Catholic H.S. Tuesdays, October 14,
21, 28 and November 4, 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM at St. Margaret School, Reading. All courses are $30.00 each. To register,
visitwww.allentowndiocese.org/icf or for questions e-mail [email protected] call 610-289-8900 ext.
221.
Theology on Tap: “Life & Dignity,” Series The third session in the 4-part Theology on Tap Speaker Series will
be held on Monday, October 20th from 7 to 9 pm at The Works (1109 Bern Rd., Wyomissing). Rev. Phil Rodgers of St.
Benedict Parish, Mohnton, will speak on “Dignity of the Persecuted; Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)”. This
series is open to all young adults (ages 21 to 35); f or more information, visitwww.adoyyam.com or contact OYYAM
at [email protected]
OLHC Pre--K will again be having a clothing drive. Please keep this in mind when you start your
fall cleaning. The following items will be accepted and should be placed in large garbage
bags: clean, usable and wearable clothing, men's, women's, and children's: also shoes, handbags,
belts, scarves, ties, hats, household items such as bedding, curtains, tablecloths, towels and stuffed
animals. Bags can be dropped off at the rectory 's back covered porch, between 8:30 and
2:30 starting Monday, October 27th through Monday, November 3rd. If you have any questions,
please call the Pre-K at 610-433-1450
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic School
WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILD TO BE
ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL WHERE HE OR SHE
IS ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT GOD EACH DAY
AND DISCUSS THE FAITH?
It is not too late to register your child for this school
year. Scholarships are still available. Call the school
office for details at 610-433-1592.
The following items are needed to register:
Birth certificate
Baptismal certificate
$100.00 registration fee
Copy of report card
Immunization records
Thursday, October 23rd
x Liturgy 8:15 A.M. Parents/family
members asked to join us in worship.
Christ is the reason for
Our Lady Help of Christians
Catholic School.
UPCOMING EVENTS
October 24 – O.L.H.C. School Walkathon with
Early Dismissal at 12:15 P.M.
Weekly Readings
Monday:
Eph 2:1-10; Ps 100:1b-5; Lk 12:13-21
Tuesday: Eph 2:12-22; Ps 85:9ab-14; Lk 12:35-38
Wednesday: Eph 3:2-12; Is 12:2-3, 4bcd-6; Lk 12:39-48
Thursday: Eph 3:14-21; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19;
Lk 12:49-53
Friday:
Eph 4:1-6; Ps 24:1-4ab, 5-6; Lk 12:54-59
Saturday: Eph 4:7-16; Ps 122:1-5; Lk 13:1-9
Sunday:
Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4, 47, 51; 1 Thes 1:5c-10;
Mt 22:34-40
The Sanctuary Lamp in our Church burns every week to
remind us of the sacramental presence of Jesus. If you wish to
have the Lamp burn in memory of a loved one, stop by the
Parish Office to make arrangements. $10.00 requested
donation, the memorial will be published in the Bulletin.
In Memory of:
Theresa Unger
Requested by:
Sons, Daniel & Jeff
OLHC Seniors Group will meet at
1:30pm in the Old Fellowship Hall at
St. Peters Church, 1933 Hanover
Ave. The group is open to any senior
(55 plus) who would like to enjoy
fellowship, light refreshments, bingo
and cards. Annual dues is $5.00. The
group will meet on the following
Thursdays:
Oct. 23, Nov. 6 & 13, Dec. 4 & 11
Call Mary Ann with questions
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