CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Address: 867 Gray’s Woods Boulevard P. O. Box 8186 State College, PA 16805 Phone: Church Office: 814-238-2110 Pastor: 814- 238-6114 Parish Manager: 814-238-6114 Faith Formation Office: 814-238-0649 Fax: 814-238-3484 Email: Parish Manager: [email protected] Faith Formation: [email protected] Youth Minister: [email protected] Bulletin: [email protected] Deacon Jack Orlandi: [email protected] Website: http://goodshepherd-sc.org/ Pastor: Fr. Charlie Amershek Deacon: Jack E. Orlandi Deacon: Michael A. Ondik Parish Manager: Dee Treaster Director of Faith Formation: Margie Meyers Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Elaine Scutti SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Vol. 28 No. 7 FEBRUARY 15, 2015 Mark 1:40-45 What has God done for you today? There’s no longer any problem with giving thanks or shouting hurrah. The problem now is us. We take his gifts for granted. Question of the Week The question of the week invites the parish community to share faith by reflecting on and discussing Sunday’s Gospel throughout the week. Adult Would you have the courage to tell others to do as you do in order to be a Christian? Why or why not? Child What can you do this week to be an example to others? Masses for the Week (Unless otherwise noted, weekday Masses are held in the Word of God Chapel) Monday ------------------------------------------ 8:00 a.m. – No Mass Tuesday ----------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. – No Mass Wednesday ------------------------------------- 7:00 p.m. – Ash Wednesday Thursday ---------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. – For the Parish Family Friday--------------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. – Mary DeLuca Saturday ----------------------------------------- 5:30 p.m. – For the Parish Family Sunday ------------------------------------------- 9:00 a.m. – For the Parish Family ----------------------------------------------- 11:00 a.m. – Skye Pilato Liturgical Ministers for Next Week Eucharistic Ministers Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Cup Ministers Bread Ministers L. Bevan – T. Kamanayire – B. Karchner – *NEED ONE L. Keller – M. Schafer – T. Scheidell **K. Karchner Ma. Berrena – J. Mathewson – G. Moorman – *Deacon L. Reese – S. Roy – J. Wright **R. Hoover L. Hendrickson – R. Hendrickson – D. Laplante – *Deacon M. Laplante – Kel. Loviscky – Ken. Loviscky **D. Stout (*does pouring/**gets ciborium) Readers Saturday Sunday 5:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. E. Jankowski T. Kieffer J. Nolan Ministers of Hospitality Saturday Sunday 5:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Kim Siggins Zlupko Family Maund Family – Allgeier Family Children’s Liturgy Sunday 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. No Children’s Liturgy (Children’s Mass at 11:00 a.m.) No Children’s Liturgy (Children’s Mass at 11:00 a.m.) Servers C. Olsson – I. Olsson L. Berrena – M. Berrena M. Allgeier – T. Michel Cross Bearers M. Davis B. Reese J. Maund Nursery Volunteers VOLUNTEERS NEEDED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Sun. Feb. 15 Mon. Feb. 16 Tues. Feb. 17 Weds. Feb. 18 Thurs. Feb. 19 Fri. Feb. 20 Sat. Feb. 21 Sun. Feb. 22 Schedule of Events for this Week NO FAITH FORMATION – President’s Day Weekend Out-of-the-Cold Information/Sign-Up Meetings – 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – Christ the Servant (Lg.) Conference Room OFFICE CLOSED – President’s Day Elementary Faith Formation (Snow Make-Up) – 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. –Classrooms Jamaica Committee Meeting – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Parish Hall Prayer Shawl - 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Marge Bennett’s home Centering Prayer - 12:00 Noon - Marge Bennett’s home Prayers & Squares – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Mary & Joseph Classroom (#1) Ash Wednesday Masses – 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. – Church Distribution of Ashes Only – 12:15 p.m. - Church Scripture Study – 9:00 a.m. – Great Spirit (Med.) Conference Room Centering Prayer – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Chapel Youth Ministry LOFT – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – The Warehouse Lenten Fish Dinner – 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Parish Hall Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m. – Chapel RCIA Rite of Sending – 5:30 p.m. Mass RCIA Breaking Open the Word – 5:30 p.m. Mass RCIA Class – 6:45 p.m. 5:30 Music Ministry Rehearsal – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Church Schedule of Coming Events Elementary Faith Formation – 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Classrooms Children’s Mass – 11:00 a.m. 9h – 11th Grade Faith Formation – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Parish Hall/Classrooms/Warehouse Mon. Tues. Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Weds. Feb. 25 Thurs. Feb. 26 Fri. Feb. 27 Sat. Feb. 28 RCIA Rite of Election & Enrollment – 2:00 p.m. – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona (arrive at Good Shepherd 12:30 p.m.) Elementary Faith Formation – 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. – Classrooms Prayer Shawl - 10:00 a.m. - Noon - Marge Bennett’s home Centering Prayer - 12:00 Noon - Marge Bennett’s home Bulletin Inputs for 3/1 Due – 5:00 p.m. Youth Ministry WORD – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – The Warehouse Rosary Prayer Group – 6:30 p.m. – Chapel Finance Council Meeting – 7:45 p.m. – Christ the Servant (Lg.) Conf. Room Scripture Study – 9:00 a.m. – Great Spirit (Med.) Conference Room Centering Prayer – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Chapel Lenten Fish Dinner – 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Parish Hall Stations of the Cross – 7:00 p.m. – Chapel Women’s Lenten Reflection – Hospitality 8:30 a.m.; Reflection 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Parish Hall RCIA Breaking Open the Word – 5:30 p.m. Mass RCIA Class – 6:45 p.m. 5:30 Music Ministry Rehearsal – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Church The Pastor’s Desk LOOK, THERE’S THE CHURCH LOOK, THERE’S THE STEEPLE OPEN THE DOOR LOOK, THERE’S THE PEOPLE! and they look beaten down by life, and so very tired! You can see it on their faces, masks of half-‐living. Some wear masks of FEAR. Maybe they’re afraid of test results from the doctor, or that they are going to lose their job. Maybe they’re afraid that their kid is going to make a really big mistake and blow it. Maybe they’re afraid of growing old and losing their partner of so many years, and having to live alone. Or they’re afraid that they cannot pay their doctor’s bills, or their kids’ tuition. FEAR makes us feel tired and half-‐alive. Some wear masks of SADNESS. Sadness is the by-‐product of loss. It’s so hard to deal with the death of a loved one. It’s so hard to deal with a marriage relationship that has crashed on the rocks of infidelity or become lost in a sea of busy-‐ness. Sadness scars the young faces of kids who find it really hard to make and keep friends. SADNESS is the loneliness that makes us feel drained of energy, and only half-‐ alive. Some wear masks of ANGER. They are angry because life seems so unfair. Bad things DO happen to GOOD people…why? Good things seem to come to BAD people…why? Anger comes with the territory of disappointment. Anger oozes from the heart that cannot forgive a hurt, or shake free of a resentment. Anger is the feeling that looks at a messed up world and screams (at God, or at the walls) “WHY!” As we enter the season of Lent, we need to check the mirror and recognize which face we see in the mirror. Here at Good Shepherd, we are going to hear God challenging all the hurts and the problems that leave us feeling only half alive. Lent is God’s special season to cry into our hearts and into the heart of our community, “CHURCH…GET LIVIN!” Are we listening? Parish Events Lent Begins This Week! – Listed below is our Ash Wednesday schedule for Masses and Distribution of Ashes: Mass with Distribution of Ashes – 9:00 a.m. Distribution of Ashes Only – 12:15 p.m. Mass with Distribution of Ashes – 7:00 p.m. Please join us this week also for: Stations of the Cross, Friday, 7:00 p.m. (Chapel) Our First Lenten Fish Dinner Ever, Friday, 4:30-7:00 p.m. (Father Bender Center) Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 16 – Offices Closed – The parish offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Our normal schedule will resume on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Black and Indian Mission Collection to be Taken Up Next Weekend – Next week, our st parish will take up the 131 annual National Black and Indian Mission Collection. Our support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American, and Alaska Native communities from coast to coast. Schools, parish religious education programs, and diocesan ministries depend upon your generosity to help them spread the gospel of Christ. There is an envelope in your monthly packet for this Collection. Please remember to bring your envelope with you next weekend or at your earliest convenience. Your generous support can go far in helping to meet the many needs of these communities Have a wonderful week, everyone! Dee Treaster Parish Manager FAMILY CORNER Our congratulations to the following couples celebrating their wedding anniversary this coming week: James & Diane Yorks Feb. 15 John & Roseann Hoover Feb. 19 Charles & Barbara Hartman Feb. 16 “SMALL CHANGE FOR BIG CHANGE” FOR HOLY SPIRIT IN JAMAICA Good Shepherd parishioners now have the opportunity to support Father Marek's Micro Loan Program at our sister parish, Holy nd Spirit, in Jamaica. This is the 2 year that we will be collecting small change to foster BIG CHANGE in the Holy Spirit/Maggoty Jamaica community. The Micro Loan program is made possible through the help of St. Francis University Business students. We will be collecting donations after mass this weekend, February 7/8, and after mass next weekend, February 14/15. Please see Jamaica Mission participants in the Gathering Space after mass for more information. CHILDREN’S MASSES STARTING SOON The 11:00 a.m. mass on the last Sunday of each month, starting February 22, will be a special ‘Children’s Mass’. Please note there will not be a separate Children's Liturgy on those Sundays at either the 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. masses. EASTER CANDY SALE Good Shepherd Parish is once again sponsoring an Easter candy sale featuring Gardners Candy. A color brochure and order form will be mailed to you this week. There are dozens of items to choose from, including chocolate rabbits, filled eggs pretzels, gummy bears, and sugar free candy. Proceeds will benefit the General Fund. You may also purchase candy to donate to the Fulton County Mission. New this year, out of town friends and relatives can order candy, too. The letter included with the brochure has instructions on how they can do this. Call Lynne DeLuca @ 814-234-4654 with any questions. TH 4 SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE FULTON COUNTY MISSION Hand & Bath Soaps Shampoos Deodorants Shower Gels Toothbrushes Toothpaste The Christian Service Committee will be coordinating the collection of the above listed personal hygiene items for those people served by the Catholic Mission in McConnellsburg, PA. All packaging must be unopened or sealed or it cannot be distributed. Bring your donated items with you to church and place them in the basket provided in the Gathering Place the fourth Sunday of each month. Your generosity will be rewarded with appreciation, thanks, and prayers. SAVE THE DATE – GOOD SHEPHERD’S FIRST LENTEN EVENT Join us Friday, February 20, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Chef Steve and the kitchen volunteers are hard at work planning our first Lenten Dinner. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Stay tuned and watch the bulletin for further details. PRAYER CHAIN If you have any prayer intentions you would like us to pray for, please contact: Ellen Jankowski – 814-231-0213 Mary Petersen – 814-238-2209 Marge Carline – 814-238-3119 Faith Formation News th Lent begins this week - Ash Wednesday is– Feb. 18 . In Pope Francis’ message on Lent, he tells us: “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us.” Making Lent a time of grade, required preparation and choice. One way to choose to live your faith is to become part of a small group this lent. Small Groups are filling up, but many spaces are still available, especially in groups that meet Monday and Tuesday evenings. This is a comfortable and friendly way to deepen your spiritual connections and live faith. See more information on the groups, including information on how to sign up at: http://tinyurl.com/GSSmallGroups2015 Here are some links to online resources that may help enrich your Lenten Experience: Virtual Stations of the Cross: http://bustedhalo.com/features/virtual-stations-of-the-cross This site from our friends at Busted Halo offers a brief (2-3 minute) video on each of the 14 stations, inviting you into a peaceful, yet powerful reflection on their meaning for us today. You can reflect on one station each day or do all in one sitting as a virtual retreat. Highly Recommended. Praying Lent 2015: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/ Creighton University offers an amazing online ministry that is full of information and prayerful resources to help you enter more fully into the spirit of the season. In addition to the explanations of Lenten practices and guides for devotions and prayers, this site offers a recipe section for meatless meals! There’s something for everyone here. No Faith Formation is being held this Sunday. Monday evening Elementary Sessions will meet on Feb. 16, however, to make-up one of the sessions that we missed for bad weather. Women’s Lenten Reflection: Feb. 28, Margie Meyers will facilitate a morning reflection on Living the Pascal Mystery. Doors will open for hospitality at 8:30 a.m. and our reflection will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end by 12:30 p.m. The cost for the event will be $5. To facilitate our planning, please register by Feb. 24. The originally-scheduled Women’s Retreat Day has been postponed because of a health issue with the retreat leader. th Weekly Justice Challenge: 6 Week in Ordinary Time: This Sunday’s Gospel is about the leper who touches Jesus’ heart. While leprosy isn’t rampant in our communities today, many people suffer from the poverty of relationships which lepers suffered in Jesus’ time. There are people in our own communities who have no one who loves them except God. And they may not experience God’s love because they have no human love to help them recognize God’s love. They are the lonely, the alienated; some are scared, or angry or wounded. Your challenge this week is to take the compassion in your heart beyond your immediate circle of loved ones and extend that compassion to someone who is alone. What can you do as a family or household to bring love into this person’s live? And can you commit to making it more than a one-time act of kindness and care? How can you continue to let this person know that he or she is not alone in this world, that God loves them, and that you do, too? Youth Ministry in the Warehouse Lenten Fish Dinners: Calling all bakers! We are looking for teens interested in helping bake and sell individual dessert choices at our Lenten Fish Dinners each Friday this Lenten Season. Proceeds will go to help defray the cost of NCYC. Please email me and let me know if you are interested in helping. (If you are not planning on going to NCYC, you can help anyway!) Put on those aprons and join me in the Kitchenette! Our first dinner is THIS FRIDAY!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! th NCYC 2015: November 19 -21, 2015 for High School teens~ th ! Initial Commitment and $100.00 down payment due Feb. 28 ! nd We will be presenting this amazing pilgrimage Sunday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 in the Parish Hall with the Faith Formation teens. A brief introduction will be followed by interested parents staying for a Q & A session. Brochures will be available on the Youth Ministry bulletin boards. More information can be found on the Wiki page (shepherded.pbworks.com). If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email me: [email protected] Busted Halo’s® FAST PRAY GIVE Lent calendar: bustedhalo.com/lent It's a great Lent Calendar with reflections, challenges, and links to new digital ways to connect with the season of Lent this year. Until Ash Wednesday, the 18th, you can look but you can’t peek! CRS Rice Bowl online family activities: http://www.crsricebowl.org/family-activities/ You will find more information on Rice Bowls in this bulletin. Catholic Relief Services offer many rich resources to aid families in a powerful experience of prayer and giving this Lent. As we share from our abundance to help those in need, we can learn more about them to be in greater solidarity with our global brothers and sisters. In addition to the link above search CRS Rice Bowl in the App Store to download the Rice Bowl App - available for both Apple and Android platforms. <><This Wednesday “Ash Wednesday” marks the beginning of Lent, a season of being invited by God in a deeply personal way. “Come back to me, with all of your heart,” our Lord beckons. "We will," we respond, but we aren’t quite ready yet, our hearts are not prepared. We want to squirm, evade, avoid. Our souls not yet perfect. We are not ready for God to love us. Yes, of course we want to have a deeper relationship with God, we tell ourselves earnestly. And we will….Soon. God calls to us again: Come back to me, with all of your heart. What's the next step on our journey home? We could take the earliest moments of our day, before we have gotten out of bed to thank God for such a loving invitation and ask for help in opening our hearts to it. That is the invitation of each day of Lent. Today is the day to accept it. <>< Make it a fruitful Lent, Blessings, Elaine ☺ TJWY Area Events KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EVENTS: Bingo - Monday, February 16, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the KC Hall, 850 Stratford Drive, in State College. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Jackpot $1,000 in 57 numbers. Magic Number $120. Extreme Bingo $1,200. Early Bird 25/50. (Lionel Bassett, 238-7003). KC Club Directors Meeting: The KC Club Board of Directors meeting will be at the State College Council Home starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18. All Directors should attend. Any council members interested in the functions of the KC Club are also invited to attend. Blood Drive - Tuesday, February 17 from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the KC Hall, 850 Stratford Drive, in State College. Set up a time by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins also welcome. Service credits for adolescents who donate can be obtained by calling Mike at 814-2379414. CDA MEETING – Catholic Daughters will meet in the OLV Activities Center (Gardiner Social Hall) on Wednesday, February 18. The social beings at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. The agenda will include (1) Indoor Yard Sale – “To Be or Not to Be?”; (2) State Convention; and (3) Day of Reflection. Guests are always welcome. LENTEN EVENINGS OF REFLECTION – being held on the following Wednesdays; February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville. Stations of the Cross begin at 6:30 p.m., and prayer, ‘Our Deepest Longing’, begins at 7:00 p.m. Drawing from Scripture, ancient and modern writers, and experience, Ronald Rolheiser clears common misconceptions about prayer and offers both consolation and challenge. He shows us how to overcome struggles in prayer and develop a mature prayer habit. All are welcome. Free will offering accepted. For more information call 814-263-4855 or visit www.bethanyretreatcenter.org. Contact person is Nicole Fedder. MEDAL FOUND – Miraculous Medal (Medal of the Immaculate Conception) found at Penn State near the college of Information Sciences and Technology. Please contact Sarah Cronk at [email protected] if you believe it is yours. CARMELITE COMMUNITY OF THE WORD – is offering various Lenten opportunities for spiritual enrichment. Please see the announcement posted on the ‘Area Events’ bulletin board in the Gathering Space for more information. Diocesan Events FAMILY LIFE OFFICE EVENTS: Faith Finances – with Tom Zordani, founder and author, on Saturday, February 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center, Portage, PA. Reservation deadline is February 17. Worldwide Marriage Encounters – February 27, 28, and March 1 at the Atherton Hotel, State College. 2015 Engaged Couples Marriage Preparation Weekends – fulfills diocesan marriage preparation requirement. Can attend March 27, 28 & 29; May 8, 9 & 10; or Nov. 6, 7 & 8. Held at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center in Portage. Marriage Care - new, free, diocesan couple-to-couple ministry for couples or individuals in stressed marriages who don’t know where to turn or what to do. Natural Family Planning – husband and wife share responsibility; no health risks, costs nothing. NFP is an updated, scientific, Church-approved method. Faith & Light – Sharing Faith & Friendship with Intellectually Disabled Persons – a faith sharing group which also includes family members, caregivers, and friends. Retrouvaille – French for ‘rediscovery”, is a Christian peer ministry to help heal strained marriages. Bishop’s Message for Anniversaries – receive a special message from Bishop Mark for someone you know who has been married 5 or 10 years. For more details about these events, please visit www.dioceseaj.org/family-life. PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Pat Boston 861-5566 Jerry Joullian 321-4163 Kathy Karchner 231-9377 Carolyn Lucarelli 237-6197 Ana Peters 954-7117 Carol Pioli 574-2630 William Reed, Vice Chairman 308-9024 Al Turgeon, Chairman 360-4037 Tom Wilson, Secretary 441-5534 Fr. Charlie 238-6114 Ex-Officio Members: Dee Treaster 238-6114 Margie Meyers 238-0649 Elaine Scutti 639-0061 Standing Committees: Christian Service Nancy Cook Jerry Jouillian Faith Formation Margie Meyers Fund Raising Al Turgeon Parish Family Life Marcella Fickes Mike Fuller Mary Petersen Margi McGinnis Prayer & Worship Sandi Craig [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] FINANCE COUNCIL Ed Galus Rick Goulet Doug Loviscky Jerry McGinnis Gary Petersen Brandon Zlupko Fr. Charlie Ex-Officio Member: Dee Treaster 238-0479 234-0572 231-0907 308-8551 238-2209 238-8943 238-6114 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 238-6114 [email protected] General Information Parish Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday Office Phone: (814) 238-2110 -- Office of Faith Formation: (814) 238-0649 Visits to the Sick and Homebound: Please be sure to call the Parish Office when you or someone you love is admitted to the hospital and would like a visit. This may be the only way we get the information. If you have an upcoming scheduled surgery, please consider requesting the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick ahead of time. A perfect time to celebrate the Sacrament is after weekend mass. Those who are homebound and would like to receive communion at home should also call the parish office. Social visits, either at the hospital or in your home, can also be arranged through our Visitation Committee. Please call Colette Orlandi at 692-7472. Baptism: Parents may prepare for the baptism of their new baby before he or she is born. For more information or to register for this 2-part program, please call the parish office. The next sessions will be held March 5 and March 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. Reconciliation: Confessions are scheduled on Saturdays at 4:15 p.m. in the Reconciliation Room in the Chapel or by appointment. Marriage: Call the Parish Office at least 9 months in advance of your scheduled wedding date. Funerals: The parish is here to support the family in a time of loss. Please call the parish office. Bulletin: Bulletin articles are due in the Parish Office by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Articles may run for up to three consecutive weeks. Inserts are limited. Moving or changing your phone number or e-mail? Please remember to inform the parish office of the changes to your contact information. Parish Registration: We would like to meet you! You may drop by or call the Parish Office to begin the registration process. Even if your stay in State College will be relatively short, you should register as a member of one of the two local parishes or with the Penn State Catholic Center. Parish membership has a special importance for Baptism and Marriage. Hearing Impaired? Pocket-sized units (with earphones) offering a direct link to the sound system in the church are available for your use. The units can be picked up in the sacristy before mass.
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