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
Ms. Wendy Krisak, Victim Assistance Coordinator
Phone: (800) 791-9209
Email: [email protected]
School
Miss Mary Vanya, M. Ed,. Principal
934 Hanover Avenue, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-433-1592 Fax: 610-434-7123
Sr. Meg Cole, Safe Environment Coordinator
Phone: (610) 866-0581, Ext. 203
Email: [email protected]
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.
November 15, 2014
November 16, 2014
Americans share many blessings and strengths, including a tradition of religious
freedom and political participation. However, as a people, we face serious challenges
that are clearly political and also profoundly moral in nature.
We are a nation founded on "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," but the right to
life itself is not fully protected, especially for unborn children, the most vulnerable
members of the American family. We are called to be peacemakers in a nation at war.
We are a country pledged to pursue "liberty and justice for all," but we are too often
divided across lines of race, ethnicity, and economic inequality.
We are a nation of immigrants, struggling to address the challenges of many new
immigrants in our midst. We are a society built on the strength of our families, called to
defend marriage and offer moral and economic supports for family life. We are a
powerful nation in a violent world, confronting terror and trying to build a safer, more
just, more peaceful world. We are an affluent society where too many live in poverty
and lack health care and other necessities of life. We are part of a global community
facing urgent threats to the environment that must sustain us. These challenges are at
the heart of public life and at the center of the pursuit of the common good.
As Catholics, we are part of a community with a rich heritage that helps us consider
the challenges in public life and contribute to greater justice and peace for all people.
Part of that rich heritage on faithful citizenship is the teaching of Vatican Council
II's Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae). It says that society itself
may enjoy the benefits of justice and peace, which result from [people's] faithfulness
to God and his holy will" (no. 6). The work for justice requires that the mind and the
heart of Catholics be educated and formed to know and practice the whole faith.
In this section of our Web site, you will find information and resources that highlight
the role of the Church in the formation of conscience, and the corresponding moral
responsibility of each Catholic to hear, receive, and act upon the Church's teaching in
the lifelong task of forming his or her own conscience. With this foundation, Catholics
are better able to evaluate policy positions, party platforms, and candidates' promises
and actions in light of the Gospel and the moral and social teaching of the Church in
order to help build a better world.
---excerpted from "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship:A Call to Political
Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops."
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November 22, 2014
4:30 PM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
November 23, 2014
8:00 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
10:30 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
M. Whitehead & Sr. M. Julius
J. Bischof & B. Potetz
V. Mai, T. & K. Vu
J. Vu
N. & H. Adams
N. Pastula & E. Curran
J. Maddock, K. & T. Schwab
A. Schwab
Sr. Charlene &
T. Marquis-Belfield
C. & L. Smith
A. Paredes, C. Catera &
M. McLaughlin
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 17th, 2014,
December 1st, 8th and 15th.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY
5:30 PM KELLY LEONARD SHAW
JOE & KAY ANFUSO
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, St Rose Philippine
8:15 AM JOHN SCHREI
REQ. BY JACK SCHREI
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
8:15 AM Bill O’Donnell
REQ. BY ELSIE SCHMOYER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH,
8:15 AM PARISHIONERS
REQ. BY PASTOR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, THE PRESENTATION OF THE
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
8:15 AM DOROTHY BURICK
REQ. BY MIKE JEPSON
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, ST CECILIA
8:15 AM ABRAHAM SIMON
REQ. BY SR. ANNA & SR. MARY JULIUS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND
4:30 PM RONALD YEVAK
REQ. BY ED & STEFANIE HORVATH
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD
8:00 AM MARY ANN DETWEILER
REQ. BY GREG, MARIE & GIANNA
BREITFELD
10:30 AM DAVID HELFRICH, JR.
REQ. BY LOUISE HELFRICH
12:00 DE LA TARDE MISA EN ESPAÑOL
HERMINIA SALDARRIAGA &
DELIA MARIA OCHOA
FAMILIA VANEGAS, MADRE DELIA OCHOA
Please pray for a priest a day::
Monday:
Rev. Msgr. Robert Forst
Tuesday:
Rev. John Frink
Wednesday: Rev. Francis Fromholzer
Rev. Kevin Gallagher
Thursday:
Friday:
Rev. Daniel Gambert
Saturday:
Rev. Joseph Ganser
Sunday:
Rev. A. Garcia-Almodovar
*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
Please consider donating a gift or ask a local business for a donation.
Diocese of Allentown News
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]
St Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem will be holding a candy making workshop
on December 3, 2014 ~ Old Fashion Clear Toy Lollipops & Christmas Dinner Favors. Remember finding that delicious
lollipop in your Christmas stocking? This evening you will learn how to make this time honored sweet. McCafferty’s will
also teach you how to make a lovely edible Christmas dinner favor and you will be delighted to learn how easy it is to
make – something that you can share with younger members of your family. Please call 610-867-8890 to sign-up.
Workshop will be led by Louise Kelchner, owner of McCafferty’s Scones & Sweets. Offering: $30 per workshop Deposit:
$15, workshop will be from 6:30-9:30 pm .
St Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem will be holding an Advent Retreat Weekend
from December 5th -7th. Father Doug will lead us on a weekend of prayer, silence, and stillness that will quiet our minds,
hearts and bodies in preparation for the Christmas feast. In his usual dynamic style, he will guide us as we embark on
our ongoing Advent journey and as we deepen our relationship with the Lord. Price is $190 per person single occ, and
$180 per person double occ., please call 610-867-8890 to sign-up
If you plan on prearranging your Christian burial please remember our Catholic cemeteries. Holy
Saviour Cemetery can be contacted by calling 610-866-2372 or Resurrection Cemetery at 610-395-3819.
Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church is sponsoring an exhibit of the Vatican Replica of The Shroud of
Turin from Nov. 12-21, 2014. There is no fee for exhibit. The exhibit will begin with an evening Vespers Service in English
at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Exhibit Hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – Noon, and 5:00PM – 9:00PM,
Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM – 6:00PM, for more information please call 610-252-4266. Holy Ghost Church is located at
315 Fourth St, West Easton PA 18042 or www.HolyGhost-Ukrainian-Catholic.org
OLHC will be making Thanksgiving Food Baskets
for the needy. Help a family enjoy Thanksgiving
dinner by donating food items or your time to make
and deliver the baskets!
Do you know a family OR are you struggling and
could use some food? Please tell Father Pendzick
the family’s name, address and phone number, or
drop a note with this information into the collection
basket. The following is a list of suggested items to
donate. All donations are needed in the rectory by
Nov 24th. Delivery of baskets will be November 26th.
Thank you for your generosity.
•Laundry Basket
• Foil Roasting Pan
• Stuffing Mix
• Canned or powder Gravy
• Powder Drink Mix
• Canned Pie Filling
• Boxed Pie Crust Mix
• Canned Fruits & Vegetables
• Cranberry Sauce
• Frozen Turkey
• Instant Mashed Potatoes Mix
• Canned Yams
• Paper Napkins and Plates
• Dry Milk
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:
Dec. 4 & 11
Call Mary Ann with
questions
610-625-4501
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 610-4331592.
The following items are needed to register:
Birth certificate
Copy of report card
Baptismal certificate
Immunization records
Thursday, November 20th
x Liturgy 8:15 A.M. Parents/family
members asked to join us in worship.
UPCOMING EVENTS
December 7th – OLHC Christmas Program
Enjoy an afternoon of Holiday Songs sung by
our School Children
Weekly Readings
Monday:
Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday:
Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10,
Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44
Friday:
Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131;
Lk 19:45-48
Saturday: Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40
Sunday:
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6; 1
Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46
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:
Edward Urban
Requested by:
Catherine Urban & Family
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