Our Lady Help of Christians Church

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.
December 27, 2014
December 28, 2014
THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY is not just about the Holy Family, but
about our own families too. The main purpose of the Feast is to present the Holy Family as
the model for all Christian families, and for domestic life in general. Our family life
becomes sanctified when we live the life of the Church within our homes. This is called the
"domestic church" or the "church in miniature." St. John Chrysostom urged all Christians
to make each home a "family church," and in doing so, we sanctify the family unit. Just
how does one live out the Church in the family? The best way is by making Christ the
center of family and individual life. Ways to do this include: reading scripture regularly,
praying daily, attending Mass at least on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, imitating
the actions of the Holy Family, going to confession frequently, and so forth, all done
together as a family unit.
In addition to cultivating positive actions, the Church understands that various actions
and behaviors are contrary to God's Divine plan for the family. These include abortion,
contraception, embryonic stem-cell research, divorce, spousal abuse, child abuse, among
other things. Catholic Teaching is that a marriage must be open to children. Anything
artificial that prevents this is contrary to divine law, although spacing births for a just
reason is permitted (and may be accomplished through "natural family planning").
Also, poverty, lack of health care, rights violations, government intrusion in the life of
communities and families, and other justice concerns must be addressed by faithful
Christians because of the negative effect these conditions have on the family unit. St. Paul
gives us some advice on family life in Colossians 3:12-21:
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness,
meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against
another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And
above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let
the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.
And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one
another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness
in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Wives, be subject to your
husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with
them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not
provoke your children, lest they become discouraged (RSV).
The Holy Family feast is a good time to remember the family unit and pray for our human
and spiritual families. We also may take this feast to reflect on the value and sanctity of
the family unit, and to evaluate our own family life. What ways may it be improved? What
would Jesus,, Mary,
y, and Joseph
p do? Finally,
y, we can use this feast to ask ourselves what
are
re we doing to promote the family within our own cultures, neighborhoods, and
communities.
ommunities.
#215
Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family on this first Sunday
after Christmas,
the Pope entrusted the work of the bishops to Jesus,
Mary and Joseph and recited this prayer:
PRAYER TO THE HOLY FAMILY
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate
the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.
Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the
Gospel and small domestic Churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the
family, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
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:
January 8, 15, 22
February 5, 12, 19
March 5, 12, 19
April 9, 16, 23
May 7, 14, 21
June 4th Picnic
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
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
Copy of report card
Baptismal certificate
Immunization records
Please pray for a priest a day::
Monday:
Rev. Richard Kennedy
Tuesday:
Rev. Thomas Kerestus
Wednesday: Rev. Martin Kern
Thursday:
Rev. Joel Kiefer
Friday:
Rev. Wayne Killian
Saturday:
Rev. Msgr. Nevin Klinger
Sunday:
Rev. G. J. Kochuparambil
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:
Anna Smolick
Requested By:
Nancy & Jean Smolick
December 31, 2014
4:30 PM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
January 1 2015
8:00 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
10:30 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
January 3, 2015
4:30 PM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
January 4, 2015
8:00 AM Adult Lectors:
Euch. Ministers:
Altar Servers:
Youth Reader:
10:30 AM Adult Lectors:
M. Whitehead & M. LeCause
C. & L. Smith
V. Mai, T. & K. Vu
J. Vu
E. Nguyen & J. Enriquez
B. Sokolsky & Sr. Charlene
A. & A. Bello
F. Gomez
A. Oleszczuk & D. Schmidt
D. & L. Lopez
B. Lopez, C. Catera, & S. Williams
A. Abouafech
MONDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
5:30 PM PARISHIONERS
REQ. PASTOR
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH
8:15 AM ANNA SMOLICK
REQ. BY JEAN & NANCY SMOLICK
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, ST. SYLVESTER
8:15 AM JOSEPH TEMMEL
REQ. BY HELEN TEMMEL
4:30 PM PATRICK SHANNON
REQ. BY BARBARA SOKOLSKY
C. Buchman & M. Anfuso
T
HURSDAY
,
J
ANUARY 1, 2015 THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY
E. Curran & B. Potetz
8:00
AM
OLHC
MEMORIAL FUND
N. Kelly, E. Joseph & E. Torres
R
EQ
.
BY
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
L. Hazim
10:30 AM TERESA HARING
REQ. BY MAUREEN & BOB WHITEHEAD
N. & H. Adams
12:00
N
OON DE LA TARDE MISA EN ESPAÑOL
C. & V. Kistler
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND, ST BASIL & ST GREGORY
J. Maddock, K. & T. Schwab
8:15 AM PARISHIONERS
A. Schwab
REQ. BY FATHER PENDZICK
T. Marquis-Belfield &
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3RD, THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
Sr. M. Julius
8:15 AM INTENTIONS OF SISTER PIETRA
Euch. Ministers: D. Simon & J. Enriquez
REQ. BY BARBARA SUCHON
Altar Servers:
T. Hunger, A. Acosta, & C. Catera
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THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Adoration: Wednesdays
Join us every Wednesday anytime from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, for
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3RD
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel. Stop in to spend
4:30 PM SADIE MUFFLEY
time with Our Lord. Join us for Evening Prayer & Benediction at 5
REQ. BY JANET & MIKE GARGER
PM!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 4TH
8:00 AM MARYANN DETWEILER
Únase a nosotros los Miércoles a Cualquier hora, desde las 8:30
REQ. BY JANET & MIKE GARGER
am hasta 5:00 pm para Adoración al Santísimo Sacramentó En la
10:30 AM ELIZABETH WALTER
capilla. Visite a Nuestro Señor y únase a la Oración de la tarde y
REQ. BY GERTRUDE WALTER
la Bendición del Santísimo a las 5:00pm
12:00 DE LA TARDE MISA EN ESPAÑOL
A New Year’s Prayer
Another year is dawning
With the chance to start anew.
May I be kinder, wiser, Lord,
In all I say and do.
Not so caught up in selfish gain
That I would fail to see
The things in life that mean the
most
Cost not a fancy fee.
The warm, kind word that I can
give,
The outstretched hand to help,
The prayers I pray for those in
need–
More precious these than wealth.
I know not what may lie ahead
Of laughter or of tears;
I only need to know each day
That You are walking near.
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,
January 10th
I’m thankful for this brand new year
As now I humbly pray,
My hand secure in Yours, dear Lord,
Each step along the way.
– written by Kay Hoffman
Readings for the Week
Monday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35
Tuesday: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:7-10; Lk 2:36-40
Wednesday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-13;
Jn 1:1-18
Thursday: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7;
Lk 2:16-21
Friday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28
Saturday: 1 Jn 2:29 — 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6;
Jn 1:29-34
Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13;
Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
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