February 1, 2015 - Ss Peter & Paul Church

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SS Peter and Paul R.C. Church
260 NORTH THIRD STREET, LEHIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA 18235
Rectory: 610-377-3690  Rectory Fax: 610-377-0721  Email: [email protected]  Website: www.peterandpaulchurch.com
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
397 Hemlock Dr., Lehighton
Rev. Michael E. Ahrensfield ...................................................... Pastor
570-386-5522
570-386-3292 (Fax)
Mr. Joseph Wilhelm, Jr. ...........................Maintenance Supervisor
Mr. Carl J. Marzen ............................................. Cemetery Supervisor
For Christian Burial…………………………………..610-984-7868
(610) 379-5051 t www.jtnb.com
145 South Fourth Street, Lehighton, PA
Rectory Office Hours
Parish Secretary is in Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M.
to 4:30 P.M.
Member FDIC
Equal Housing Lender
FIRST NATIONAL PHARMACY DON A. MESSINGER
NOW GIVING FLU SHOT
$3.00 Off Next New or Transferred Prescription
610-377-0450 · 1-800-770-4014
Fax 610-377-1551
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm · Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm · Sunday 10:30am-1:00pm
143 NORTH 1ST STREET · LEHIGHTON, PA 18235
PAINTING AND WALLPAPERING
Residential & Commercial
Mrs. Ann Wilhelm ..................................................... Parish Secretary
Bulletin Deadline ............................................... 11:00 A.M., Monday
References Available
610-826-4407
Mr. Paul Schlecht........ Communications & Information Director
3560 Fireline Road · Palmerton, PA 18071
Mr. James Logue, 570-325-3969 ................................... Webmaster
SS. Peter & Paul Retreat Team
Mr. Phil Liszka, 610-217-4321 ................................... CYO President
Invites You To Experience A Weekend Retreat
February 20th, 21st, 22nd Of 2015
A Caring Community Reaching Out to One Another in Christ Jesus Since 1885…
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Caring Professionals ~ Serving All Families
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Experience A Weekend Of
4TH & IRON STREETS, LEHIGHTON, PA 18235
Rest, Relaxation & Spiritual Renewal
PARISH WORSHIP
Saturday (vigil) ..................................... 4:00 P.M.
Sunday ................... 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 A.M.
Daily Mass ..........Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M.
Recitation of Rosary ....... Monday, 6:30 P.M.
For More Information Contact Mary Marzen
610-377-0628 or [email protected]
Eucharistic Adoration
The First Monday .........8:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Holy Days ......................................As announced
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 3:00 to 3:30 P.M., anytime upon
request.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Baptisms - 2nd & 4th Sunday of the Month
after the 11:00 A.M. Mass. Pre-Baptism
class required - first Wednesday of the
Month. Call the Rectory to register.
CARBON ORAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES, P.C.
FRANK L. HOFFMAN, D.M.D. · JOHN P. McLAUGHLIN, D.D.S.
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SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Contact the Rectory at least six months in
advance of wedding date.
DIRECTOR OF P.R.E.P.
Michelle Conley, 570-249-0133
P.R.E.P. CLASSES
Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 A.M.
Pre-School & Kindergarten
Grades 1 through 8
MUSIC MINISTRY
Mrs. Josephine Noll
Mr. & Mrs. Carl J. Marzen
Mr. James Logue
R.C.I.A.
Mrs. Norine Burghardt, Director
610-377-0987
Classes September through Easter.
Please call Rectory to register.
ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY
Mrs. Norine Burghardt, President
610-377-0987
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
Mr. John Meier, President
570-386-2004
WILLS
Please consider designating SS.
Peter & Paul Parish in your last will
and testament so the blessings the
Lord has given you can continue to
build His Kingdom.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Will be issued to Parishioners who are
registered and in good standing.
DIOCESAN VICTIM ASSISTANCE
COORDINATOR
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A.
NCC, LPC CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE
(800) 791-9209
DIOCESCAN SAFE ENVIRONMENT
COORDINATOR
Sister Meg Cole, SSJ
(610) 866-0581, Ext. 19
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SS PETER & PAUL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lehighton, PA
January 31, February 1 2015
LITURGY SCHEDULE
Monday –February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord
8:00AM – Ellen Creamer – The Wilhelm Family
Tuesday - February 3 – Weekday
8:00AM – Enrollees of Memorial Fund
Wednesday – February 4 – Weekday
8:00AM – Agnes Szpak – Sandra Gazdick
10:00AM – Gnaden Huetten Nursing Home – MASS – Rose Steigerwalt – Estate
10:00AM – Mahoning Valley Nursing Home – Communion
Thursday – February 5 – Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
8:00AM – JoAnne Swarcheck – Richard Swarcheck
The Sanctuary Candle will burn from Feb. 1
until Feb. 7, in memory of Elmer Hunsicker,
presented by wife Teresa Hunsicker.
For the year 2014 our fuel oil cost was $30,675.
We would appreciate it if you could reallocate
some of your plate money to the fuel envelope
next week.
Your giving statements for 2014 have been
printed. If you would like to have them mailed to
you, call the Rectory (610)377-3690, or you can
stop into the Rectory any time between 9:30AM
and 1:00PM
Friday – February 6 – Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
8:00AM – John & Dolores Wehr – Daughters & Families
Saturday – February 7– Vigil – The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
4:00 PM – SS Peter & Paul Parishioners
Sunday – February 8– The Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
8:00AM – Living and Deceased Members of the Holy Name Society
9:30AM – Anna Feller – The Blocker Family
11:00AM – Marian Rutch – Joan & Paul Schlecht
Our Parish is forming a Parish Council. If you
are interested in being on the Council, please call
the Rectory at 610-377-3690.
For the month of February, the Lehighton Food
Pantry is looking for Canned Tuna. Other items
that can be used each week are: Potatoes,
Applesauce, Green Beans, Corn, Pork & Beans
& Spam.
February 7 & 8, 2015, The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
TIME
LECTOR
E. M.
ALTAR SERVERS
4:00PM
D. Plesnarski
A. Wilhelm
M. Wilhelm/Z. David/M. Kuznicki
8:00AM
T. Onachimowski
J. Davis
J. & S. Cook/ T. Phelan
9:30AM
J. Wilhelm
J. Swatt
T. , M. & A. Gonzales
11:00AM
B. Meecham
R. Glitzer
J. Mooney/ V. McCandless/ J. Glitzer
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.
Victim Assistance Coordinator
CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER: (800) 791-9209
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 “Youth Protection” in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
EUCHARISTIC PARISH SICK VISITATION for
February 8: A; P. Fritzinger, B; J. Wilhelm.
CLEANING CREW – February 7, P. Fritzinger, C.
Frinzi, L. Vastyshak and K. Urban.
FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 2014 Thank
you for your continued support
Weekly Budget……………………$8,821.20
Collection….………………....……$4,590.65
School Closing costs………………$550.17
The Mass book is open for masses in memory of
deceased relatives, Sanctuary Candles & Flowers for
2015.
Candle prices have gone up, we will be asking $3.00
for the votive candles.
2015 Parish Retreat
The SS Peter & Paul Retreat Team invites you to
experience a weekend retreat, on February 20, 21 &
22, 2015, at St. Francis Center for Renewal in
Bethlehem, PA. Come, experience a weekend filled
with rest, relaxation and spiritual renewal. The
peaceful atmosphere of St. Francis Center for
Renewal can provide a much-needed break from your
daily routine. You’ll have the
opportunity to participate in the sacraments, to hear
talks, to share with other men and women
and to reflect on this year’s theme, “Mary, Mother of
the Eucharist.
Our Spiritual Director for the retreat is Msgr. Joseph
Sobiesiak. Registration forms are available in the
rear of the church or for more information please
contact Mary Marzen at 610-377-0628 or
[email protected]
Catholic Relief………………….$437.00
If any children who are not in the P.R.E.P. program
would like to have envelopes they are
on the shelf in the rear of the church. Please
remember to put your name on the envelope.
There will be book racks in the back of the church
placed there by Light House Catholic Media.
Religious books and pamphlets will be available for
suggested donations. The donations will be used to
replace the books and pamphlets.
Please be aware that if you park at a yellow curb
you could get a parking ticket. This has been
happening to our Parishioners.
Join the MSC Sisters as we Spring into Mission!
March 29, 4:00PM at Stokesay Castle, Reading,
Pa.
Appetizers-CashBar-Auction-Balloon RaffleDinner.
Celebrate our award recipients: M. & Mrs.
Diego Calderin and Mrs. Marcia Finisdore.
Reservations $60 Per Person (under 18 $25)
To reserve our seats or support our cause: Visit
www.mscreading.org call 610-929-2802; or email
[email protected]
Proceeds benefit our retired Sisters and their
missions.
Knights of Columbus Monsignor Angelini
Assembly 0971 and Damien Council 598 will
meet in SS. Peter & Paul Social Hall on
Wednesday February 11.
SAY A PRAYER
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday
dinner at his Grandmother’s house. Everyone
was seated around the table as the food was
being served. When Little Johnny received his
plate, he started eating right away. “Johnny!
Please wait until we say our prayer,” said his
mother. “I don’t need to,” the boy replied. “Of
course, you do” his mother insisted. “We always
say a prayer before eating at our house.”
“That’s at our house.” Johnny explained. “But
this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to
cook.”
EACH ONE REACH ONE
If you know of anyone who has fallen
away from the Church. Why not invite
them back. Make a friend, be a friend
and bring that friend to Christ. Easter is
only eight weeks away. What a wonderful
time to get reacquainted with God.