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December 21, 2014
SAINT MICHAEL MINISTRY SCHEDULE
December 27th & 28th
READERS
5:30 p.m. Sue Bauer
7:00 a.m. Anne Posteraro
11:00 a.m. Loretta Lux
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
5:30 p.m. Ed & Valerie Nowak, Brenda Wallace,
Maddie Cherry and Deb Miller
7:00 a.m. Anne & Greg Posteraro & Mark McKolosky
11:00 a.m. Loretta Lux, Andy Hodge, Gloria Palumbo,
Rosemarie Malewicz & Chris Straub
ALTAR SERVERS
5:30 p.m. Katrina & Larina Good
7:00 a.m. Carolyn Sette
11:00 a.m. Meghan Graeca
COLLECTION FOR THE WEEK: DECEMBER 14TH
NOT TAKEN AT TIME OF PUBLICATION. WILL BE IN
FUTURE BULLETIN.
All Religious Education classes
(grades 1-11) are in session this Sunday,
December 21 from 10:30-11:45 a. m. at
DuBois Central Catholic School.
No Religion classes are scheduled
December 28 ! Have a blessed Holy Family
Sunday!
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The Religious Education Office will be closed from
December 24 until January 5th.
Regular Religious Education for grades 1-10 resumes on
Sunday, January 4th from 10:30-11:45 at DuBois Central
Catholic School.
Confirmation candidates are scheduled to meet Sunday,
January 4th from 12:00-1:30 p. m. at DuBois Central
Catholic School.
Mandatory meetings for parents of children in the First
Reconciliation formation class are scheduled for Sunday,
January 4 at 10:45 at DuBois Central Catholic School OR
Tuesday, January 6 at 7:00 p. m. at St. Michael Church
Hall. Parents have the option to choose which meeting
best fits their schedules.
The Hosts this week are given in
memory of: Dean & Harry Nollen
by: Ray & Georgie Lockitski
SANCTUARY CANDLES
burn this week in memory of:
OUR BULLETIN SPONSOR THIS
Roman & Isabelle Straub
WEEK IS:
by: the Straub Family
J
OE FENDER’S BODY &
and for: Denise Statler
FRAME
by: John & Mary Joan
YargarSHOP
CHRISTMAS & PIEROGI—THEY JUST GO
TOGETHER—PRICES REDUCED!
$11—Dozen, $21-2 dozen and $32-3 dozen.
PICK UP AT THE OFFICE DURING REGULAR
HOURS.
If you would like an END OF YEAR STATEMENT for
2014, please contact the office. 371-5773. Thank you.
2015 Church Calendars are available
at the church entrances. Please take
only 1 per family.
BECAUSE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S
FALL ON THURSDAY, THERE WILL BE
NO ADORATION DEC. 24 + DEC. 31.
2014 Polish Festival Reports are available
at the back of St. Michael’s church.
“Every human person - no matter how
handicapped or sick, no matter how useful
or productive for society - is a being of
inestimable worth. This is the dignity of
America...the test of her greatness; to respect
every human person, especially the weakest.”
—
St. John Paul II
St. Michael’s sidewalks have heating pipes
to melt the ice and snow. About 25 feet of
the walkway to Reed St. is not melting.
Possibly the pipes do not extend that far.
Does anyone know? Let Fr. Dan know. We don’t
want s-know.
As they say in the “old country” Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
(Merry Christmas).
SANCTUARY CANDLES
burn this week in memory of:
Walter Matula
by: Dorothy Matula & family
and for: Francis Kolash
by: Mike & Jean Kolash & family
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
SAINT JOSEPH
Deanery Advent Penance Services
Sun. Dec. 21
DuBois (St. Michael) 3:00 p.m.
Attention Ushers of both parishes: Please help in
seating people as the Mass attendance increases at Christmas time. Please be especially attentive at the Christmas
Eve Masses at 5:00 and 5:30 p.m., which are very full.
Thank you.
CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE
The Rosary Society Christmas Bake Sale is
today after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Come and
purchase your goodies for Christmas.
ECHOING MARY’S DECISION
The angel Gabriel today
confronts Mary with a
mystery. The mystery of
salvation in Christ is not a
mystery that is solved, but a
reality beyond our
comprehension that we must
choose to enter into. In the
liturgy of the Eastern Church,
everyone waits to see if Mary
will enter into the mystery: God waits, Adam and Eve and
all the souls of the dead who long for paradise wait, angels
wait for new heavenly companions. And there is much
rejoicing when her decision is “yes.”
We have less dramatic choices offered to us, but the
mystery of our salvation in Christ is by no means
“solved.” We may understand it a bit better due to Mary’s
“yes.” We may be a bit closer to it through the passion,
death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But it still remains
a mystery to which we all must give our own “yes.” Soon
we will be singing “O come, let us adore Him.” May our
Advent prayer, our echo of Mary’s “yes,” continue then,
so we may enter into the mystery of our salvation in Jesus
Christ, God among us.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART
Christmas! ’Tis the season for kindling the fire of
hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the
heart.—Washington Irving
Family Perspective
Two important lessons in today’s gospel speak to
anyone who has ever felt afraid or uncertain;
stressed or confused. No matter what is
happening in your family, remember, “The Lord is
with you.” The angel reminds us, “Do not be
afraid” for “nothing is impossible with God”.
SAINT JOSEPH MINISTRY SCHEDULE
December 28, 2014
READER
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Sue Dahrouge
ALTAR SERVER
Bryce Miknis
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
Tom Aravich (Host), Judy Masonis-Rensel,
Fran Marshall
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THE COLLECTIONS WILL BE IN FUTURE
BULLETINS
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St. Joseph's Christmas Choir
will have Pre-Mass caroling
at the 10 p.m. Christmas
Eve Mass. Come join us in this Christmas tradition which
starts at 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.
TICKET TOURNAMENT
The next St. Joseph ticket tournament will
be held February 7, 2015. Ticket are now
available for $50.00 each and admit 2.
This would make a great Christmas gift. For more
information call Fred Deemer at 541-7037.
As they say in the “old country” Linksmų Kalédu (Merry Christmas).
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL CANDLES
The candles on the altar of Our Blessed Mother this
week are in memory of
Helen Galinis by Buzzell family
John & Stella Costion by Mary Ann Nicometo
Tony & Grace Novitsky, Ken, John & Dan Ross and
John & Twila Novitsky by Ron & Barb Ross & family
Jimmy Hatten by mother Fran Marshall
Deceased members of Novitsky family
by Fred & Fran Marshall
Deceased members of Ken Ross family
by Fred & Fran Marshall
John Teddick, Joseph Yanek and Bill Marshall
by Fred & Fran Marshall
The candles on the altar of St. Joseph this week are in
memory of
Joseph Yanek by Ron & Barb Ross & family
Jim Hatten by Uncle Ron & Aunt Barb & family
John Teddick by Ron & Barb Ross & family
The Sanctuary candle this week is in memory of
Tex Urban by wife Kathy
COMMUNITY NEWS
The Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Band Holiday
Concert will be this Sun., Dec. 21 at
3 p.m. at the St. Marys High School
Auditorium. Free will offering.
The DuBois Senior Center on W.
Park Ave. is having an All You
Can Eat Pancake Breakfast this
Sun. Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. till
Noon. Just $5.
The Benedictine Gift Shop, Church
Street, St. Marys will be open for the
Christmas season with beautiful
cards, books, ornaments and more.
Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.
till Noon Christmas Eve. Phone 834-1353.
Life Line Pregnancy & Infant Services
offers free baby clothing,
diapers and more. Offices
in Clearfield—services are
free and confidential. Call
765-3225. Life Line is a
branch ministry of the Young People
Who Care Inc.
Our Diocesan
College, Gannon
University in Erie,
provides grants to
students active in
their home parish,
and a $1,500 scholarship to graduates of DuBois
Central. For details visit [email protected]
Families come in all
shapes and sizes…
what about yours?
Visit
www.eriercd.org/
fam.htm and find
out why families
always matter.
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 20 - Late Advent Weekday
5:30 p.m. Thomas McClelland by John & Mary Joan Yargar
Sunday, December 21 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
7:00 a.m. Madolene Ferut by Dan & Karen Ferut
9:00 a.m. Patricia Skunda by husband Joe SJ
11:00 a.m. People of Both Parishes
Monday, December 22 - Late Advent Weekday
9:00 a.m. Joseph Godek by Angelo & Matilda Illuzzi
5:00 p.m. Mary Ann & Richard Sickeri by Mary Emmer SJ
Tuesday, December 23 - St. John of Kanty
9:00 a.m. Lucie & John Lacny by the family
5:00 p.m. Special Intention SJ
Wednesday, December 24 - Late Advent Weekday
9:00 a.m. John Zatsick by Angie Domitrovich & family
5:00 p.m. John Rokosky by wife & family SJ
5:30 p.m. Irene Wingard Family and Edward & Dan Glowacki
by Helen, Frank & Family
9:00 p.m. Adolph & Irene Misko by their son
10:00 p.m. Twila Allen by Ruth Borway SJ
Thursday, December 25 - The Nativity of the Lord
9:00 a.m. People of Both Parishes SJ
10:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Caruso family by
Helena Wallace
Friday, December 26 - St. Stephen
9:00 a.m. Rita Martini by Tillie Renosky
Saturday, December 27 - St. John, Apostle
5:30 p.m. James R. Mayers by the Mayers Family
Sunday, December 28 – The Holy Family of Jesus,
Mary & Joseph
7:00 a.m. Mary Renosky by Rick Renosky
9:00 a.m. Jason Wantuck by family SJ
11:00 a.m. People of Both Parishes
Fr. Dan’s Musings:
Happy Hanukkah! (Dec. 1624,2014). Let me explain a
little about this feast of our
“ancestors in faith.” On 8
variable days in NovemberDecember, Jews light
candles on a menorah to
commemorate a miracle of
light when their Temple in
Jerusalem was rededicated in 165 B.C. after
pagan Greeks desecrated it. Surprisingly, the
story is not found in the Jewish Bible, but in
the Catholic and Orthodox Bible
—1 Maccabees 4.
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