SECOND SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME 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 MASS INTENTIONS 7:45 AM 7:45 AM 7:45 AM 7:45 AM 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Monday Anna and Julius Kuchar, Sr. by daughter Mary Ann Kuchar Tuesday No Mass Wednesday Helen Farkas by M/M Stephen Talian Thursday Helen Price by Family Friday Emrick Family by Elaine Emrick Saturday Gregory Hart by Donita and Tom Makin Frank John Hallas by Bill and Barbara Smith and Family Sunday Barbara Boligitz by Steven and Paulette Vuchko Health and Well-Being of Brother Mary Jo McCarthy by Parents ++++++++++++++++++++++ ALTAR SCHEDULE 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 LECTOR SCHEDULE 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 EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHEDULE 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 CANTOR SCHEDULE 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 GREETER SCHEDULE 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 Messiah. 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, Martyr 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. 1 – 189SH FOOD/GIFT CERTIFICATE SCHEDULE 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 www.allentowndiocese.org of Youth Policy: 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 Championship. 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. If 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 2 – 189SH 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” Payouts: ~ 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 hands. 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Sacred Heart Church 2014 Contribution Statement… Please note request in/on contribution envelope. 3 – 189SH 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 Sanctuary 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 appointment. 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. This 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 AM. “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 www.allentowndiocese.org/icf. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 tic-tac.
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