Two weeks ago - St Leo the Great Parish

The Epiphany of the Lord
January 4, 2015
ST. LEO THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH~~~~2427 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601~~~JANUARY 4, 2014
PARISH OFFICE
www.stleos.org
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
2014-2015 COUNCIL MEMBERS
Phone: 394-1742
Fax: 394-1779
Pastor
Rev. Peter I. Hahn
In Residence
Rev. Bernardo Pistone
Deacon
Rev. Mr. Eugene Vannucci
Parish Manager
Mr. Frank A. Kuchinski, Ph. D.
Director of Music
Mr. Bill Ryder
Adm. Asst.
Mrs. Janet Schied
Database Adm.
Mrs. Deborah Scicchitano
Director of Development & Ministries
Alan Schwartz
Principal
Secretary
[email protected]
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[email protected]
[email protected]
SAINT LEO THE GREAT SCHOOL & PRE-SCHOOL
www.stleoschool.org
Monday-Friday 8:25 am-3:10 pm
Phone: 392-2441
Mrs. Christine McLean
[email protected]
Mrs. Gayla Rihaly
[email protected]
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
(Located In School Building)
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Phone: 394-7354
Dir. of Religious Ed.
S. Dorothy Wilkinson, SSC
[email protected]
Secretary
Mrs. Deborah Johnson
[email protected]
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Pre-K-Grade 1 Sunday
Grades 2-8
Wednesday
9:15 am
4:25-5:30 pm & 6:30-7:35 pm
Mother Teresa Library (enter from Gathering Space in Church building)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Youth Coordinator
YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE (394-1035)
Mary Ellen Reitmeyer
[email protected]
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:
Parishioners who would like to have their child
baptized at St. Leo’s are requested to call Father Hahn at the
Parish Office to personally schedule an appointment to meet
with him to discuss this great Sacrament. Normally Baptisms
are held on the first Sunday of each month, after our 11:00 am
Mass, or approximately at 12:15 pm. At least one sponsor
must be a practicing Catholic, age 16 or older, Confirmed, and
must present a sponsor certificate if from another parish.
Parents must be registered members of St. Leo’s parish.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY:
Couples contemplating marriage must contact Fr.
Peter Hahn, at the Parish office, at least one year before the
date of the intended marriage. Church date and arrangements
should precede all other wedding plans. Marriages may be
scheduled on Saturdays at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm.
SATURDAY VIGIL
SUNDAY
HOLY DAYS
DAILY MASS
MASS SCHEDULE
4:30 pm-Church
7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am-Church
Variable (see inside bulletin)-Church
Variable (see inside bulletin)-Chapel
PARISH COUNCIL
Howard Pryor (Chair)
Tom Anater
Steve Fritz
Tom Gorman
Peter Hughes
Henry Longenberger
Maggie Major
Jean Markow
Susan O’Day
Sandra Shaub
Bill Spencer
Neal Veldheer
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
Michael Abel
Eugene Musser
Bill O’Leary
Angie Sargent
PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Kimberly Overbaugh (Chair)
Mary Ann Albertini
John Bridgen
Tobie Brighter
Brian Grignon
Molly Hughes
Emily Mace
Gina Ramos
Tom Sponaugle
Jeff Sweeney
Michelle Zachery
David Zdurne
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING:
Call any parish priest as soon as there is any serious
illness.
HOLY COMMUNION TO THE SICK:
When a parishioner is confined to home because of illness,
advanced age or infirmity, please call the Parish Office and
arrangements will be made to bring Holy Communion to the person.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA):
Adults interested in learning more about their faith or in
becoming Catholic may join the program of formation and instruction
which begins in September. Call the Religious Education Office for
further information.
SPONSOR CERTIFICATES:
Letters of recommendation for sponsors of the Sacraments
can be issued only to active registered members of the parish and
who are receiving the Sacraments on a regular basis.
NURSERY
Babysitting is currently not available.
CHILDREN’S CHAPEL
Open during all Masses.
LANCASTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Phone: 509-0315
A WOMAN’S CONCERN (Pregnancy Resource) Phone: 394-1561
RECONCILIATION
SATURDAY: 8:30-9:30 am; 3:00-4:15 pm or by appointment.
REGISTRATION/PARISH MEMBERSHIP:
New parishioners can register by calling the Parish Office.
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ST. LEO THE GREAT CATHOLIC CHURCH~~~2427 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601~~~~JANUARY 4, 2015
“They opened their treasures and offered Him gifts of
gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” (Matthew 2:12)
We gather today in great joy as we have begun this New Year of 2015. We continue in our glorious
celebration of our Christmas Season that will come to an end this coming Sunday, with the Feast of the
Baptism of the Lord. And, we continue as a Parish Family in our 50th Anniversary celebration that also
looks forward to later this year, when we will mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of our Parish
Elementary School.
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, this word which derives from the Greek word meaning
“appearance or manifestation.” This Feast is connected to Christmas in a deep theological way, for while
Christmas calls us to rejoice at our Lord’s birth, the Feast of the Epiphany brings us to celebrate the
recognition of who this Child is; that He is the Son of God, the Promised Messiah who will save us from our
sins.
You and I are meant to be brought into this mystery of “God with us”. In fact, this is the symbolism
of those Wise Men from the East who represent all of us, persons who did not belong to those first
designated as God’s Chosen People, who are now offered salvation.
These past days have been, as they always are for me, days of such great joy. It has been so
wonderful for Father Pistone and me, as we have been touched by so many expressions of your love and
gratitude for our Priestly Ministry. I especially have thought back, over these days, to nearly 30 years ago,
when as a young lawyer in Lancaster, I would attend noon Mass at St. Mary’s, when I first got to know
Father Pistone. How wonderful is God’s plan, that now, all of these years later, we are here together to
serve our Parish Family.
He has shared with me how he has felt so welcomed by so many since his arrival. We look back on
this most special year. We thank God and all of you for the success of our Capital Campaign, and now we
look to the expansion and renovation of our School which we hope will be completed later this year, when
we mark the 50th Anniversary of its first day. We can only think of all the children who have come through
that School, educated in the ways of our Catholic Faith, and wonder where they all are now, hopefully
continuing to live that Faith in love of God and service to one another.
Today’s Feast prompts us to think of the Magi, who, when they saw the star, put aside all of their
earthly pursuits and daily responsibilities and engaged in that long and arduous journey in search of the
Living God. May we do that too, in the depths of our hearts, and continue to offer all that we have to Him.
Then, our journey will be a successful one, that leads all of us, we pray, one day to never ending life with
Him.
May God bless all of us, as we continue in this 50th Anniversary of our Parish, throughout 2015 and
always. Happy New Year.
Father Hahn
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Mass Schedule
In Your Prayers
1/4-SUNDAY-THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Is 60:1-6: Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Eph 3:2-3, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12
4:30 pm (Vigil) Carl & Ethel Nicklaus (Family)
7:30 am-St. Leo Parishioners
9:15 am-Alfred & Agnes Crimmins (Richard & Agnes Collins)
11:00 am-Margaret M. Heine (Stephanie Wagner)
2:00 pm-12th Night Festival of Choirs Concert (Church)
NO ADORATION
1/5-MONDAY-ST. JOHN NEUMANN, BISHOP
1 Jn 3:22—4:6; Ps 2:7-8, 10-12; Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
8:00 am-Sarah M. Quinn (Gibbons Family)
Please remember those who are sick
and suffering, especially those who
were in the hospital the week of 12/14:
Lois Vance, Barbara Krimmel, Gerald
Bertoli and Patricia Hackman. We
pray that they may be restored to health
through the grace of God. We also pray for our
elderly parishioners who are homebound and in
nursing care facilities.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
1/6-TUESDAY-ST. ANDRE BESSETTE, RELIGIOUS
1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44
6:30 am-Florence H. Dorwart (Henry W. Dorwart)
7:00 am-ADORATION (Chapel)
THRU 12/14/2014
1/7-WEDNESDAY-ST. RAYMOND OF PENYAFORT, PRIEST
1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13; Mk 6:45-52
6:45 pm-BENEDICTION (Chapel)
7:00 pm-Intentions of Christine Bland (Joan & Paul Polking)
1/8-THURSDAY
1 Jn 4:19—5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14-15, 17; Lk 4:14-22
6:30 am-Intentions of Kathy Labosh (Fatima Prayer Group)
1/9-FRIDAY
1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16
8:45 am-Intentions of Ann & Earl Morrison (Morrison Family)
1/10-SATURDAY
1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6, 9; Jn 3:22-30
8:00 am-Fabrico Garino (Lorraine & Kevin Keeley)
Total Pledges
$2,893,102
Amount Paid on Pledges
$1,046,663
Additional Non-Pledged
Contributions
$141,868
Total Amount Received
$1,188,531
Current Outstanding
Debt
$0
Capital Campaign News
1/11-SUNDAY-THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
4:30 pm (Vigil) Anna Marie Gillner (Burdyn Family)
7:30 am-Erna Riccio (Jean & Walt Bohrn)
9:15 am-Donald Roehm (Joe & Deb Overbaugh)
11:00 am-St. Leo Parishioners
12:15 pm-Baptisms
2:00 pm-ADORATION (Chapel)
SCRIPTURE READINGS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 2014
Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29:1-4, 9-10; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11
Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father.
He is the light of the nations and Lord of all creation.
To him be all glory and praise!
Weekly Collections
How blessed we are by the generosity and sacrifice
of more than 600 donors to collect nearly $1.2
million since the Capital Campaign began in June
of 2014. As you can see from the figures above, we
have more than $3 million in combined pledges and
additional non-pledged contributions. Also, as you
may have seen in Fr. Hahn’s earlier bulletin
announcement, Bishop Ronald Gainer has given
Saint Leo’s the go ahead to construct Phase 1 of
our School Expansion and Renovation Project.
Pending Final Municipal approvals and permits,
Warfel Construction is planning to break ground in
March 2015 for the 8 classroom addition. From May
through August, the existing building will be
renovated, and all construction will be completed
before the return of students on September 8,
2015. This will give us larger, more modern, more
energy efficient, and fully handicapped accessible
facilities in time for the 2015-2016 school year.
It is our goal as the Building Committee to keep you
posted on progress of the fundraising and
construction activity on a monthly basis. So, please
look for monthly updates in the bulletin.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: 12/21-$15,174.92
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: 12/21-$15,546.33
ADVENT OFFERING-$2,737.00
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12th Night Festival
“My heart is restless
until it rests in You, O
God.”
(Saint Augustine)
Our parish will host the 12th
Night Festival of Choirs
Conc ert this Sunday,
January 4th, 2015, at 2:00 pm. Choirs from parishes in
the Lancaster Deanery will be singing beautiful
Christmas music with the “Halleluia Chorus” as the finale.
A reception will be held in the School Gym following the
concert. Please come and enjoy this wonderful music
event as we raise our voices to celebrate our Lord’s birth.
Do you feel God calling you to Himself and His Church?
Have you ever thought of becoming Catholic?
Do you need to complete your Sacraments?
Would you like to know more about The Catholic
Annual Sanctity of Life Mass
Church?
The Order of Malta in the Lancaster Region
will host the Annual Sanctity of Life Mass on
Tuesday, January 20th, at 7:00 pm at St.
Anthony of Padua Church, 501 East Orange
Street, Lancaster. The Most Reverend
Ronald W. Gainer, Bishop of Harrisburg, will be the
Principal Celebrant and Homilist. Bishop Gainer is well
known for his gentle, careful and uncompromising
advocacy of the sanctity and dignity of every human life.
Would you like to join a Community of Faith?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the
R.C.I.A. experience at Saint Leo the Great Church may
be right for you! The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
(RCIA) is the process for initiation into the Catholic
Church for:
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Unbaptized Persons
Baptized Christians who would like to become
Catholic
Baptized Catholics who need to receive the
sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation
Anyone who would like to come to learn about
deepening their relationship with Jesus!
For more information, call 717-413-6562 or go to
www.orderofmalta-federal.org/147. All are welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
As we approach the new year, make a resolution to set
aside time each week to visit Jesus in the Blessed
Sacrament. We have Adoration every Tuesday beginning
at 7:00 am through Wednesday ending at 6:45 pm in our
Chapel. In the words of Blessed Mother Teresa of
Calcutta, “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the
best time you will spend on earth!”
If you would like to learn more about the RCIA process,
contact Sister Dorothy at the Religious Education Office
at 394-7354 or [email protected] The RCIA classes are
held every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm in Church Rooms
3 & 4.
The 42nd March for Life
Baby Bottle Boomerang
The 42nd March for Life will
take place in Washington,
D.C. on Thursday, January
22 nd ,
2015. Catholics
Defending Life of Lancaster
PA (CDL) has hired 5
buses to transport those willing to attend. On that day,
bus departure is scheduled for 8:15 am at St. Leo
Church following Mass at 7:00 am. Bus fare is $10 per
person and $25 per family. Reduced fare and free bus
seats are available for the mere asking. Reservations
are a must! Persons able to attend the 2015 March and
persons unable to attend but willing to sponsor someone
in their place should phone Rosie at 397-6966.
Our
parish
will
be
participating in the this
fundraiser for A Woman’s
Concern. On the weekend
of January 17/18, baby
bottles will be available for
parishioners to take home and fill with cash, coins, and
checks. Bottles should be returned to the Respect Life
table in the Narthex by the weekend of January 31/
February 1. All contributions will be used by A Woman’s
Concern to further its mission to compassionately
support and counsel those in our community facing the
challenges of pregnancy so that they can make lifeaffirming decisions for themselves and their unborn child.
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St. Leo the Great Prayer Chain
Parish Events
"Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on
earth about anything for which they are to pray, it
shall be granted to them by My heavenly Father. For
where two or three are gathered together in my
name, there I am in the midst of them. " Mt 18:19-20
SUNDAY-1/4
NO PSR
NO ADORATION
12TH NIGHT FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS-2:00 PM-CHURCH
FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION IN THE GYM
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP-7:00 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
Saint Leo's has a dedicated group of
parishioners who receive prayer requests by
email from the Parish Office. Prayer requests
for God's will, for your needs and for others
are sent or called into the office and an email
request for prayer goes out to those who are
participants in this prayer ministry.
MONDAY-1/5
SCHOOL CLASSROOM-8:30-11:15 AM-RM. 1
SPECIAL NEEDS MEETING-9:00 AM-RM. 2
YM MEETING-3:30-5:45 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
RCIA 6:30-8:30 PM-RM. 3 & 4
LANCO MEETING-7:00 PM-RM. 1
SCHOOL BOARD-7:00 PM-RM. 2
If you would like to become a member of this email
prayer ministry, please send your email address to
[email protected] or call the office at 394-1742. We
all know of parishioners, friends and family who are in
need of prayer.
TUESDAY-1/6
ADORATION-7:00 AM-CHAPEL
SCHOOL CLASSROOM-8:30-11:15 AM-RM. 1
GRADES 4 & 5 INSTRUCTION-12:30-2:30 PM-RM. 1
G. S. MEETING (D. KOZAK)-3:00-5:00 PM-RM. 4
TUTORING-3:00-7:00 PM-RM. 2
6TH GR. TALENT SHOW PRATICE-3:15-4:30 PM-RM. 3
“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer
and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests
known to God."
Phil 4:6
WEDNESDAY-1/7
SCHOOL CLASSROOM-8:30-11:15 AM-RM. 1
BIBLE STUDY (HELEN MC.)-10:00 AM-RMS. 3 & 4
ARMATA BIANCA-3:00-4:30 PM-RM. 4
PSR CLASSES-4:25-5:30 & 6:30-7:35 PM-SCHOOL,
CONVENT & WAC
PSR PRAYER SERVICE-4:00-8:00 PM-GYM
BENEDICTION-6:45 PM-CHAPEL
Collection for Aid to the Catholic
Church in Central and Eastern Europe,
Latin America and Africa
This collection which will take place on Sunday, January
11th, at all Masses benefits the following:
THURSDAY-1/8
SCHOOL CLASSROOM-8:30-11:15 AM-RM. 1
SPIRITUAL LIFE MEETING-9:00-11:00 AM-RM. 4
GRADES 4 & 5 INSTRUCTION-12:30-2:30 PM-RM. 1
SCHOOL MASS CHOIR-3:30-4:15 PM-CHAPEL
JUNIOR CHOIR REHEARSAL-6:15-7:15 PM-CHAPEL
G. S. TROOP #70784-6:30-8:30 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
LEGION OF MARY-7:00 PM-RM. 1
ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL-7:30-9:00 PM-CHAPEL
For many in the Church of Central and Eastern
Europe, as well as parts of Asia, the aftermath of 70
years of Soviet rule is still felt in the form of poverty,
infrequent pastoral care, and lack of buildings in which
the faithful can worship. Your support is needed to
strengthen the Church in this region through grants that
promote ministries for children and families, create
affordable housing, and provide a cultural and spiritual
education.
FRIDAY-1/9
SCHOOL CLASSROOM-8:30-11:15 AM-RM. 1
TALENT SHOW PRE-VIEW-3:00-7:30 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-3:30-10:00 PM-GYM
Many people in Africa face a reality of food insecurity,
water shortage, unemployment, lack of medical care,
and illiteracy. The Solidarity Fund for the Church in
Africa brings the light of Christ to those in most need.
SATURDAY-1/10
MEN’S GOSPEL REFLECTION-7:00 AM-RM. 3
WOMEN’S GOSPEL REFLECTION-7:00 AM-RM. 4
MARRIAGE SEMINAR-8:00 AM-4:00 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
BASKETBALL TOURN.-8:00 AM-10:00 PM-GYM
Your generosity to the Church in Latin America is
invaluable to the future of the faith in this region. Your
donations will fund catechesis, marriage and family life
programs, and seminarian formation.
SUNDAY-1/11
PSR-9:15 AM-SCHOOL
BAPTISMS-12:15 PM-CHURCH
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-1:00-10:00 PM-GYM
BAPTISM (PRIVATE)-1:15 PM-CHURCH, RMS. 3 & 4
ADORATION-2:00 PM-CHAPEL
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP-7:00 PM-RMS. 3 & 4
Through this collection we are given the opportunity to
share our faith with struggling countries. We ask that you
give with a joyful and generous heart.
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Youth Ministry Calendar
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
ALL 6th – 8th graders are invited to join us for fun, food,
friends and FAITH! We will be meeting on Mondays in
Rooms 3 & 4 of the Church from 4:30-5:45 pm, but if you
are able, join us earlier from 3:30-4:30 pm for basketball,
video games, and just hanging out with friends. Parents
with diocesan clearances are invited to sign up to help.
Please come and be a part of this amazing group of
young people on: January 5th, 12th, 26th; February 2nd,
9th, 23rd; March 9th, 16th, 23rd; and April 6th, 13th, 20th.
(**No meetings on 1/19, 2/16, 3/2, 3/30, 4/27). We will
be preparing for the March for Life, doing a young
people’s BIBLE study, journey through Lent and rejoice in
the miracle of Easter. Come when you can, and bring a
friend!
YOUTH RALLY AND MARCH FOR LIFE
Each year on the morning of the National March for Life,
28,000 youth gather from around the nation to attend the
Youth Rally and Mass for Life hosted by the Archdiocese
of Washington. This year, Saint Leo the Great Parish will
take one coach bus for our 7th – 12th grade youth and
their chaperones. All 7th – 12th graders are invited to
join us on Thursday, January 22nd. We will leave Saint
Leo’s by coach bus at 4:45 am and return to same at
approximately 7:30 pm. We will be at the DC Armory for
the youth rally and Holy Mass and then take the metro to
the National Mall for the National March for Life and
participate in this peaceful march to the Supreme Court
building. As Catholic Americans, this an opportunity for
our young church to pray, celebrate the Eucharist and
then exercise their constitutional right to stand for life.
We will need adults who have clearances through the
Diocese of Harrisburg as chaperones. Please register
early as there are a limited number of tickets allotted to
our parish. There is no cost for this day, except each
person is asked to bring a bag lunch and drink, as well
as, money to purchase a fast food dinner on the way
home (or you can pack dinner too). Print the Youth Rally
& March for Life permission form now. Visit the Youth
Rally/Mass for Life website to see what's in store for you.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS – SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, April 27th, is our annual Senior Graduation
Celebration immediately following the 11:00 am Mass in
Rooms 3 and 4. Invitations will be mailed to the
graduates and their parents closer to the date, but please
put it on your calendar so that we can celebrate this
accomplishment together as a parish family.
SNOW TUBING
All 6th – 12th graders are invited to join us for our annual
snow tubing event to Avalanche Express on Friday,
February 27th. Join us at 5:30 pm for a pizza dinner and
fun on the slopes – returning to Saint Leo’s at 11:15 pm.
Mark your calendars!
CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP
ONLY 8 SPOTS LEFT! All 8th – 12th graders are invited
to journey with us June 20-26, 2015 as we travel by
coach bus to Groton, MA to serve the poor and
marginalized in that community. This week long
adventure leaves a life-long impact on those we serve
and on those that serve. The cost is $400 and
fundraising opportunities are available. Print the CHWC
registration form and CHWC behavior covenant form
now. If you are interested in financially helping our young
people, please contact the youth ministry office. http://
heartworkcamp.com/
BOWLING PARTY
We are joining the youth ministry from Mary Mother of the
Church for a bowling party on Friday, March 13th, at
Rocky Springs Bowling from 6:00-9:00 pm. If you are in
8th- 12th grades, put it on your calendar. There will be
more details to follow.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
Want to stay up to date on all youth ministry happenings
and opportunities? “Friend “St. Leo Youth Ministry” on
Facebook (this is a closed group so only those that are
“Friends” of this group can see the postings). Please
frequent our parish website and check out the “Youth”
link on the home page, http://www.stleos.org/Youth.html.
ADULT CORE TEAM MEETING
Youth Ministry is inviting all adults who are interested in
sharing their time and talent with our young church to
our Adult Core Team meetings. Please join us on 1/13,
2/10, 3/10, 4/14 at 7:00 pm in Room 2 of the Church.
Lancaster Catholic High School News
LCHS OPEN HOUSE – See how your child can be transformed by Lancaster County’s most rewarding educational
experience at our Open House on Sunday, January 25th, 1:00-3:00 pm. For more information or to register, please go
to www.lchsyes.org/openhouse.
LCHS FPA DEPARTMENT-Their Concert and Lecture Series in December will continue with the final concert of the
Beethoven Sonata Cycle on Friday, January 23rd, at 7:30 pm in the Old Main Auditorium. Come see LCHS FPA Staff
Member Dr. Michael Jamanis perform with his mother, Frances Veri. Free Admission.
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Did You Know Our Homilies Can Be
Viewed on YouTube??
Catholicism is an entire way of life. We might be familiar
with different aspects of the Catholic Faith. But how does
it fit together? And what difference does it make for our
lives. SYMBOLON: The Catholic Faith Explained opens
up the “big picture” of the Catholic Faith in a way that
helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others.
Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-artvideo, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a
team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and
comprehensive explanation of the Catholic Faith.
There are two ways to access our homilies:
The next presentation will be on Monday, January 5th, in
Rooms 3 & 4 of the Church from 7:00-8:00 pm. The topic
will be: Mary and the Saints (Our Spiritual Mother and
the Communion of Saints).
St. Anne’s Retirement Community is now accepting
applications for their new Memory Support Center
designed to meet the skilled nursing care needs of
persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The
beautifully renovated center is licensed to care for up to
51 residents and features many different room
accommodations. Please contact Stephenie Roush,
Admissions Coordinator, at 717-285-1404 with any
questions or to schedule a personal tour of their
campus.
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Via our parish website at www.stleos.org then click
“Bulletins & Homilies” OR
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Access and subscribe to our parish YouTube
channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/
UCJpskZ2Iv87l6mNH_NMuPQg.
New Memory Support Center
Symbolon is also available to view on-line. To register/
create an account with Symbolon:
1. Go to www.stleos.org.
2. Click Links.
3. Click Register for Free
A Powerful Study on the Blessed Mother Begins in January
Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the
midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys and her sorrows. You will
learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way
will change you forever. She will become a part of your daily life and help you to become more like Christ.
Dates and Time:
Sunday 6:30-8:00 pm~~~Janaury18 & 25, February 1, 8, 22; March 8, 15 ,22
Place: Church Room 1
Tuesday 10:00-11:30 am or 7:00-8:30 pm~January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March10, 17, 24
Place: Church Rooms 3 & 4
Study Kit Cost: $26.95~~~Financial assistance available.
Registration Form
Name __________________________Phone __________________
E-mail _________________________# of kits ________________
Circle Session Choice:~~~Sunday~~~Tuesday AM~~~Tuesday PM
Place form in Registration Box in the Narthex.
Questions? Contact Sister Dorothy 394-7354 or [email protected]
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