Bulletin - sacredheartbethlehem

January 18, 2015
Proclaim His Glory… All the earth shall bow before you, O
God, and shall ding to you, shall sing to your name, O Most
High! Ps 66 (65): 4
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Anna and Julius Kuchar, Sr. by daughter
Mary Ann Kuchar
No Mass
Helen Farkas by M/M Stephen Talian
Helen Price by Family
Emrick Family by Elaine Emrick
Gregory Hart by Donita and Tom Makin
Frank John Hallas by Bill and Barbara Smith
and Family
Barbara Boligitz by Steven and Paulette Vuchko
Health and Well-Being of Brother
Mary Jo McCarthy by Parents
Saturday, Sunday: January 24, January 25
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
A. Guth – K. Guth – B. Guth
P. Fleissner – S. Fleissner
K. Fitzgerald – B. Fitzgerald – J. Guzzo
F. Altmire – G. Altmire
Saturday, Sunday: January 24, January 25
(Jon 3: 1-5, 10; Ps 25: 4-9; 1 Cor 7: 29-31)
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
M. Faccinetto
J. Crosson
K. Donato – J. Tosado (Youth Lector)
S. Stofanak
Saturday, Sunday: January 24, January 25
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
D. and J. Healey – T. Thoder
A. Giudice-Squires – K. Figueroa – R. Hensel
M. and D. Hartman – M. McGuire
J. Crosson – J. Skrincosky – M. Krupka
Saturday, Sunday: January 24, January 25
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
E. Gilkeson
K. Kramer
D. Gaylor (Choir Mass)
M. Skrincosky
Saturday, Sunday: January 24, January 25
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
C. and A. Benner
P. Vuchko
Fleissner Family
J. Crosson
Note: Readings for today can be found in the “Glory and
Praise” Hymnal… page 804: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: 1 Sm 3: 3b-10, 19… (Answering God’s Call)
The Lord called Samuel, but he did not recognize him. Samuel
receives advice from Eli, who is already a prophet for the Lord.
Following instructions from Eli, Samuel listens to the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm: 40….. (Doing God’s Will)
“Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.”
Second Reading: 1 Cor 6: 13c-15a, 17-20… (The Spirit in Us)
The body is made for the Lord. With the price of the cross,
Jesus redeemed all humanity. The Holy Spirit dwells within
each person.
Gospel: Jn 1: 35-42… (Encountering Christ)
It was John the Baptist’s purpose to point out Jesus, the
Andrew and his companions followed Jesus.
Andrew summons Peter. Jesus identifies Peter and gives him
a new name.
Monday: Weekday
Heb 5: 1-10; Ps 110: 1-4; Mk 2: 18-22
Tuesday: Weekday; St. Fabian, Pope, Martyr; St Sabastian,
Heb 6: 10-20; Ps 111: 1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c; Mk 2: 23-28
Wednesday: St. Agnes, Virgin, Martyr
Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: Weekday
Heb 7: 25—8:6; Ps 40: 7-10, 17; Mk 3: 7-12
Friday: Weekday; St. Vincent, Deacon, Martyr; St. Marianne
Cope, Virgin
Heb 8: 6-13; Ps 85: 8, 10-14; Mk 3: 13-19
Saturday: St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Heb 9: 2-3, 11-14; Ps 47: 2-3, 6-9; Mk 3: 20-21
“A time of war, and a time of peace”:
We pray for those that serve in our military:
Michael O’Donnell; Jarrett Buchanan; Blair
Holva; Nick Massari; Fred Baranowski, John
Flannigan; Joe Owens; Rob McGuire;
Joseph Salmento; David Principato, Cpt.
Kevin Habick, David Colarusso, Jr., Ian Hudak, Paul K.
Browne, II, Anthony T. Browne, Lt. Col. Ralph Parades, Sean
Rogers, Tyler Lucas, Timothy F. Cassidy, Mark McNulty, Jr.,
Master Sgt. Scotty W. Hasenecz, Josh Brueningsen, Sgt.
Jared Steirer, Robert Tarsi
For All Men and Women in the Armed Services:
Thank you with deepest gratitude, for your unselfish
love and service to our country! With dedication and
courage, you have put yourself in harms way in order to
protect the freedom we hold so dear. For this, you have
our admiration and heartfelt gratitude our admiration
and heartfelt gratitude.
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Sat., Sun.: January 24, January 25
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
D. Baranowski
E. Lee – K. Figueroa
L. Scott – R. Kern
B. and J. Salabsky
Please pray for our sick, for all those
homebound, in the hospital or nursing
homes and especially those who care
for them. We also ask prayers for those
not listed and those we are not aware of
that are ill.
Red Lobster) Outback; Red Robin; Ruby Tuesday’s; Texas
Roadhouse; Wendy’s; TGI Friday’s; Arby’s; Burger King;
Cracker Barrel; Dunkin Donuts; KFC; Panera Bread; Starbucks
Donna Miller, Joan Szemenyei, Joseph
Ludrof, Helen Zelasko, Susan G. Tinschmidt, David Cap, Lisa
Dreher, A.J. Shuck, M. Shuck, Anthony Viera, Bev Russell,
Hank Straub, Albina DaSilva, Andrew Filbert, Reese,
Christopher Brennan, Margaret Merlo, Bill White, Jessica
Hewitt, Joan Raymond, John and Charlotte Rzepiela, Shenna
Reynolds, Frank Nemeth, Lori Watts, Jacob Jarvis, James and
Janet DeVaney, Beth Coleman, Mary Saraceno-Wright,
Dorothea Saraceno-Atherholt, William Pados, Alice Bennett,
Mary Lou Schuler, Joe Field, Louis A. Gray, Gail Schneider,
Molly Weidemoyer, James Lankford, Karen Hegedus, Margaret
Cooper, Baby John Witmer, Bill and Donna Goeppert, Patrick
McBride, Betty McNulty, Jane Schreiber, Ron Rutkowski,
Sidney Miranda, Jamie Heston, Terry Macripo, Patrice
Schwartzman, Kamryn and Chad, Alex Lewis, Terry Kirby
 Retail: Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Bath & Body Works; Bed
Please Note: Wednesday Sales will be held in the
Priests’ Sacristy until further notice!
Wednesday, January 28
10:00 AM – 12 Noon: G. and T. Zelasko
Food/Gift Certificate Store List:
 Grocery: Giant Foods; Heights Market; Redners; ShopRite;
Valley Farm; Weiss
 Restaurants: Applebee’s; Darden (includes Olive Garden &
Bath & Beyond; ; Bon-Ton; Boscov’s; Claire’s; Dick’s Sporting
Goods; Gap; Home Depot; I-Tunes; JC Penney; Kohl’s (may
be used towards credit card balances); Lowes; Macy’s;
Michaels; Payless Shoe; Regal; Regis; Sheetz; Staples,
Target; TJ Maxx; Wal-Mart; Young’s Pharmacy
Please don’t buy the Gift Cards directly from the stores.
Most department stores and restaurants will give Sacred
Heart 8% if you buy them directly from us.
The Knights of Columbus will be
hosting another Used Book Sale
TODAY, Sunday, January 18th, from
9:00 AM–1:00 PM in the Msgr. May
Hall. We will also have baked goods
for sale. Your donations help support local charities.
Thank you!
Diocesan Victim Assistance Co-ordinator:
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak M.A., NCC, NCC, LPC;
Confidential Phone: 1-800-791-9209
Diocesan Safe Environment Co-Ordinator: Sister Meg Cole,
MS, LMFT: 610-289-8900 ext 222; Fax: 610-289-7917
Diocese of Allentown Protection
Victim Assistance Coordinator… The Diocese of Allentown
provides assistance to anyone who, as a minor, was sexually
abused by a priest, deacon, or employee/volunteer of the
Diocese/Parish. Parents, guardians, children, and survivors of
sexual abuse are invited and encouraged to contact the
Diocese of Allentown for more information about this program.
The fullness of compassion should be extended to these
victims by the Church. To learn more about the Diocese of
Allentown’s Youth Protection Programs, Sexual Abuse Policy,
and Code of Conduct, please visit www.allentowndiocese.org
and click on “Protection of Youth” in the left hand column.
Knights of Columbus Free Throw
Championship… All boys and girls ages
9 to 14, are invited to participate in the
local level of competition for the 2015
Knights of Columbus Free Throw
The competition will be jointly sponsored by our
parish Knights of Columbus Council as well as Saint
Theresa, Saint John Vianney (Saint Joseph’s Parish)
and Assumption BVM Councils. It will be held on
Sunday evening, January 25th, at 5:30 PM in the Hanlon
Center located behind Saint Michael School at 4121 Old
Bethlehem Pike, Bethlehem 18015.
Registration will be held on the day of the event,
beginning at 5:00 PM. The District Competition will also
be held that day immediately following the local contests.
There is no charge to participate. A birth certificate for
proof of age is required.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw
Championship is held annually, with winners progressing
through local, district, regional, and state competitions.
All boys and girls 9 to 14 years old are eligible to
participate and will
Our Religious Education Program is
in need of teacher assistants in addition
to those helping as substitute teachers.
Class is held every Monday from 5:00
PM to 6:15 PM in the school.
interested, please call Mr. Patrick Sandt at 484-2410250 or Mrs. Karen Donato at 610-252-3147.
CCD Calendar
January 19: NO Class
(Martin Luther King Day)
January 26: Regular Class
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Something New at Sacred Heart.
After hearing how uplifted people felt
after the Anointing of the Sick Mass,
Father Bob decided to offer this
beautiful Sacrament monthly. This way
anyone facing surgery, battling long
term illness, or just feeling down
mentally or emotionally due to illness or age, can now
readily receive the Anointing of the Sick.
On the second Sunday of each month, after
the 11:00 Mass when people begin to leave church,
simply come and sit in the front pew and Father will bring
the oils out and anoint you. It will only take 5 minutes of
your time but will prepare you for surgery or at least
spiritually lift you up.
If you don't attend the 11:00 Mass, simply come
back at 11:55 and find your way into the pew. As always,
family and friends are always welcome!
Sunday, January 4th, Weekly Envelope: $5,163. Thank
you for your generosity in helping to meet our parish
budget. It is greatly appreciated!
2015 Sacred Heart “Little Lot”
~ Christmas and Easter: $1,000
~ New Year’s Day, Memorial
Day, and July 4th: $500
~ Last day of the month: $300
~ Fridays (except when last day
of the month): $100
~ Every other night: $50
Winning Number is the Evening “Big 4 PA Lottery”—
exact match ONLY!
A ticket is $25 and good for every day—
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
Additional tickets are in the main vestibule of
Church. Make check payable to Sacred Heart Church
St. Theresa School, Hellertown,
will be accepting 215/2016
Registration for Pre-K, Pre-K 4,
Kindergarten, and transfer students
in Grades 1-8, on Sunday, January
25, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 1:00
PM during the school’s Open House. Packets for
prospective students will be available at that time. A $50
registration fee must accompany the admission
application to complete the new student registration.
Please call Mrs. Linda Schiller, Principal, at 610-8388161 with any questions.
God’s Love… We have come to know and to believe in
the love that God has for us. 1 Jn 4: 16
Hi Father Bob,
I have been hearing so much
gratitude from the families that you
helped at Thanksgiving, I would like to
share some comments.
One mom works 7 days a week,
night shift, serving food and then spends her days caring
for her 2-year old precious little girl. The money she
earns pays for rent, some heat and very basic food
supplies. She accesses Mary’s Shelter once-a-month
for diapers by riding 2 busses there and back after
working all night. Some might think a turkey and fixings
are just an average holiday, but for this family it was a
feast that lasted several days. In speaking with her, she
surprised me by saying she didn’t think the Church did
anything for anybody, just asked for more and more
money. At first I was taken aback, then I thought about
how many days she feeds her baby first, then eats the
scraps from work. She may never see the inside of a
Church but through your help, she saw the heart of
Christ—His Sacred Heart.
Another mother with 2 children has suffered with
mental illness all her life. Both of her children are ill and
require special therapies. Her husband moved the
family to Allentown then abandoned them. Yes there are
two sides to every story, but suffice it to say—they had
nothing. Not a blanket, or a couch, or a pot to cook in.
Our part in the Parish Nurse Program has been
to help them, and your gift of a Thanksgiving meal
brought joy in the middle of a very difficult time. They
felt scared and hopeless and you calmed them and fed
them—body and soul!
They have become active
parishioners this month and while they accept material
help, they offer back what they have to each event. The
mom shared how good it is to know God cares for us
AND that they can offer what they have, back into God’s
Lest we leave out our precious elders. I would
like to tell you how proud one grandmother was as she
cooked the Thanksgiving dinner for her 7 grandchildren.
She has a heart condition and is losing ground, but this
year she had a blast!
Yes, there are many more stories!
You see Father, everyone seems to think only
great things matter when in fact the saints speak of the
power of doing little things with great love! Mother
Teresa spoke once to say, “Just do the least you can—
start with that.” We are not talking about turkeys and
stuffing but about sharing the love of Christ. Just as
Christ blessed the loaves and fish and multiplied it—I
see God taking our little acts and exploding them in
loving ways we cannot imagine.
Thank you for being who you are and all that
you do!
Marilyn Meder – Parish Nurse,
Sacred Heart of Allentown, PA
Contribution Statement… Please note
request in/on contribution envelope.
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Sanctuary Lights… Candles can be lit for
7 days (Saturday to Saturday) on the High
Altar of the Tabernacle, Blessed Mother
Altar, St. Joseph Altar, St. Anthony, and
Sacred Heart of Jesus. The
Candles can be lit for any intention, death
remembrance or anniversary, birthday,
wedding anniversary, thanksgiving for blessings from
God, for those who are ill or having surgery, or any
special intentions which someone would like special
prayers for.
To have one of these Sanctuary Lights lit, drop a
little note in the collection basket marked “Sanctuary
Lights”. A donation of $12.00 is asked.
The intention will appear in bulletin, unless
directed not to.
Blessed Mother Altar:
 For Healing of Body, Soul, Mind, and Heart
of my Adult Child
 In Loving Memory of Mom and Dad Conrad
and Cathrine Neidert
By: son Jim
 In Loving Memory of Helen Bakos
By: Bakos Family
St. Jude:
 Prayer to St. Jude for Restored Health
of Mind and Body
St. Joseph Altar:
 Restoration of Health for a Brother—
Prayers for Danny Fisher
DeSales University of Center Valley,
Junior and Senior Accounting students
to provide free Tax Preparation
assistance to senior citizens and
those with lower incomes beginning
Monday, January 19, 2015, through
Friday, April 3, 2015. The program is
part of the United States Internal Revenue Service’s
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
To schedule a VITA appointment, individuals
can call 610-282-1100 ext 1868. A DeSales student will
return the phone call and provide assistance
accordingly. Individuals needing assistance should bring
all printed tax information and all documents pertaining
to federal, state, and local taxes with them to their
The program is sponsored by the IRS and
supervised by Dr, Christopher R. Cocozzza, division
head of DeSales University’s Division of Business and
Associate Professor of Business.
The Messiah… We have found the Messiah; Jesus Christ,
.who brings us truth and grace. Jn 1: 41, 17b
Sacred Heart Memorial Society… Those
who are enrolled in the Memorial Society
will have their names written in a special
book. The Memorial Book will be on
display by the St. Joseph Altar. An
intention will also be included in the
Sunday petitions for those enrolled in the
Memorial Society. All donations from the Sacred Heart
Memorial Society will be used for the purchasing of
items needed to celebrate the Sacraments. Suggested
offering is $20.00.
A contribution to the Sacred Heart Memorial Society has
been made:
 In Loving Memory of Helen Johnson
By: Kevin and Victoria Bowyer &
Lt. Shane and Kim Bowyer
By: Scott and Tracy Garguilo
By: Maryann and Tom Ofchus
Sacred Heart Travelers… Trip to The Historic South
featuring Charleston, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and
Savannah; April 19-26, 2015; Cost: $1,649.00/double.
For additional information contact Bernie at 620-6916054.
Today, Sunday, January 18th, is “World
Day of Respect Life Sunday”… Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed
from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM, in our
Church, followed by the Rosary and
Benediction. This is a day of prayer for
respect of all human life—from moment of conception to
moment of natural death.
The Institute for Catechesis and Formation will offer a
course on morality, beginning January 31st.
informative four-week course will be offered at
Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Ave.,
Bethlehem, on Saturdays: January 31, February 7,
February 14, and February 21, from 9:00 AM to 11:00
“ICF 105 – Morality” will provide an introduction
to the fundamental teachings of Catholic morality and its
foundations in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and Natural
Law. There is a $30 charge for this course, payable to
the Diocese of Allentown. For a registration form visit
Prime Time Meeting will be held on
Wednesday, January 28th, at 1:00 PM
in Father King Memorial Hall. We will
honor our January birthday members,
Hve a membership drawing, 50/50, and