Bulletin - Most Holy Trinity

MOST HOLY TRINITY PARISH
Parish Office: 236 Route 390, Cresco, Pennsylvania 18326
Worship Site: Msgr. McHugh Auditorium, 212 Route 390, Cresco
Parish Office
Parish
Office
(570)
595-3100
(570) 595-3100
Faith Formation
Faith
Formation
(570) 595-3111
(570) 595-3111
Fax
Fax
(570) 595-3200
(570) 595-3200
Website
Website
www.mht-poconos.org
www.mht-poconos.org
Email
Email
[email protected]
[email protected]
5th Sunday of Lent
March 22, 2015
Sunday Mass Schedule
Sunday
Mass Schedule
Saturday
4:00pm
Saturday6:00pm
4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am
6:00pm
Sunday 10:45am
8:00am
12:30pm
10:45am- Spanish
12:30pm - Spanish
Reconciliation
Reconciliation
Monday 5:30-7:00pm - Parish Center
First
Saturday5:30-7:00pm
of the month-12:00-1:00pm
Monday
Parish Center
First
Saturday
of
the
month
12:00Other times by appointment.
1:00pm
Other
times byofappointment.
Sacrament
Baptism
The sacrament is generally celebrated during
the 10:45 am
Mass on the
second Sunday of
Sacrament
of Baptism
the
month.
Parents/legal
guardians
are to
The sacrament is generally
celebrated
at
contact
the
office
early
to
arrange
sacramen12noon at each worship site. Parents/
talguardians
instruction
a date.
areand
to schedule
contact the
office early to
“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat
falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain
of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit..”
- John 12:22
MISSION STATEMENT
We, the Catholic community of Most Holy Trinity Parish, rich in
diversity, strive to achieve the unity that is the essence of God and the
heart of the Church. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to
be faithful stewards of the apostolic tradition, to stir into flame the gifts
of God the Father, and to evangelize through our action as witnesses to
our Lord, Jesus Christ.
arrange Sacrament
sacramental of
instruction
and schedMarriage
a date.
Aule
couple
contemplating marriage must meet
Sacrament
ofmonths
Marriage
with a priest
at least six
prior to the
A couple
marriage
desired
date contemplating
of the celebration.
Whenmust
the
meet
with
a
priest
at
least
six
months
prior
standard pre-nuptial investigation has been
to the desired
datebe of
the celebration.
completed,
a date can
arranged.
When the pre-nuptial investigation has
Anointing
of can
thebe
Sick
been completed,
a date
arranged.
As an aid to comfort and strengthen the sick,
Anointing
of the Sick to those
the sacrament
is administered
As
an
aid
to
comfort
and preparing
strengthen for
the
advanced in years, those
sick,
the
sacrament
is
administered
to
those
surgery and those in danger of death.
advanced
years,
those
preparing
for
Contact
the in
parish
office
to make
arrangesurgery
and
those
in
danger
of
death.
ments.
Contact the office to make arrangements.
Sacrament of Holy Orders
An Catholic male who feels that God maybe
calling him to serve His people as a deacon
or priest, should talk to the pastor.
MHT PARISH MASS INTENTIONS
Pastor: Rev. Paul Fontanella
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Gregory Loughney
Deacon: Ron Verkon
3/23
Email Addresses
3/24
Pastor: [email protected]
Assistant Pastor: [email protected]
Main Office: [email protected]
Faith & Family Life Coordinator: [email protected]
Weekday Masses
MHT Parish Center
Mon-Thurs:
7:00am and 8:15am
Fri:
7:00am
All regular weekday Masses are celebrated at the Parish
Center, 236 Route 390 in Cresco. Please call the office to
confirm the time of your weekday Mass intentions.
Parish Office Hours
Monday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 12noon
Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word
First Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34
I will make a new covenant
and remember their sin no more.
Psalm 51
“Create a clean heart in me, O God.”
Second Reading: Hebrews 5:7-9
Christ leaned obedience
and became the source of eternal salvation.
Gospel: John 12:20-33
If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it produces much fruit.
Our readings today all invite us to be rather introspective. Jeremiah tells us that God’s law will be so
written on our hearts that we will have no need to tell
others how to know the Lord, it will be so evident.
Saint Paul tells us about Jesus’ cries and supplications to the Father, some of which we hear in today’s
Gospel. Indeed, Philip does what we all are to do: he
beings others to Jesus. So let us listen for God’s
message to us today even as we hear of God’s
message to us today even as we hear of God’s
message to Jesus. How do others know that we
serve God in Christ Jesus?
7:00am
MHT-PC
Peter T. Ratajczyk
Kate Woehrle
8:15am
MHT-PC
Maurice Smith
Patty La Duke &
Family
7:00am
MHT-PC
Lisa Francois
The Ladies Guild
8:15am
MHT-PC
Jason Murray &
Family
Ken & Arlene
Calemmo
7:00am
MHT-PC
Gail Forssell
Charles &
Marguerite Morrow
8:15am
MHT-PC
Tim & Tami
O’Boyle
Family
7:00am
MHT-PC
Ray Stanton
Kathleen Mc Kevitt
8:15am
MHT-PC
Tim Cardwell
The Family
3/27
7:00am
MHT-PC
Palmira Genzano
Mario Genzano
3/28
4:00pm
MMS
Mary Vaccola
By Family
6:00pm
MMS
Logan Crill
His Family
8:00am
MMS
Louie S. Hanft
Michael Malec
& Family
Charles Maldanado
Janet Maldanado
Joe Battisto
The Regan Family
3/25
3/26
3/29
10:45am MMS
12:30pm
MMS
SANCTUARY LAMP
Special Intention: Mary Ann Biederman
Requested by: Vicky Knight & Family
Most Holy Trinity Parish Stewardship
March 15, 2015
Sunday Collection
Flowers and Liturgy
$ 9225.00
$ 1074.00
Thank You for your generosity to our parish.
Vespers, also called Evening
Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of
the Hours, also known as the
Divine Office. In the Liturgy of
the Hours, the Church fulfills
Jesus’ command to “pray
always” (Lk 18:1). Through this prayer, the people of
God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and
prayers of intercession for the needs of world.
Vespers gives thanks for the day just past and makes
an evening sacrifice of praise to God. Please join us
for Vespers each Sunday evening during Lent at
5:30pm in the Chapel of Most Holy
PASTOR’S CORNER
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Regarding the challenges of new parking and the
walking distance between our cars and the entrance,
a number of people have raised concerns about the
elderly and others who have difficulty with mobility.
Please keep in the mind the following :
The days are coming, says the LORD, when I will
make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the
house of Judah. As we enter into this Passiontide, the
last two weeks of Lent, the focus of the Church’s
prayer begins to center itself much more distinctly on
the suffering and death of the Lord. Far from sad or
depressing, the image of his freely accepted and complete sacrifice calls to mind the blood by which the
new and eternal covenant, long-foretold by the prophet
Jeremiah, came to pass on Calvary’s hill and which,
through the mystery of the most holy Eucharist, continues to bear fruit in our day and age.
1. There is reserved handicapped parking in the
rear of the building, near the kitchen entrance
complete with a ramp and very little walking Having been chastened and strengthened by our ongodistance at all between your car and the door.
ing acts of prayer, fasting and charity, let us begin in
earnest to walk with Our Lord the way of his holy
2. Those who have difficulty walking, including the Cross by which he has redeemed the world. It is not an
length of the aisle to receive Holy Communion are easy path, but it is a joyful one and filled with hope,
kindly encouraged to sit in the front on the right because through it we are led with great certainty to
hand side of the worship space. There are even a few the glory of the resurrection.
chairs with arms to help with the ‘ups and downs’ of
the Mass!
In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Paul
Thank you to all of our parishioners at the 10:45am
Mass who each Sunday help us to break down a
The Three Pillars of Lent
portion of the chairs. Your continued assistance is
Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving
both appreciated and necessary. As you assist we
kindly ask that you wait until the ministers of the The third traditional pillar, like
Mass have recessed and are out of the auditorium fasting, is linked to our baptismal
commitment in the same way. It is
before collecting the chairs.
a sign of our care for those in need
If you have any suggestions please contact us
and an expression of our gratitude
and let us know how we can improve.
for all that God has given to us.
Works of charity and the promotion
Word of Life
of justice are integral elements of
the Christian way of life we began
On March 25, 2015, the Knights of Columbus will
when we were baptized.
host a Day of the Unborn prayer service in honor of
the Blessed Mother on the Feast of the Annuncia- Almsgiving is simply a response by us to God, a
tion, at the parish center chapel at 7:00 PM. All are response that we have come to through prayer and
invited to honor the Blessed Mother and pray for fasting. It is an expression of our gratitude for all that
the unborn, that their mothers, like Mary, will say God has given us, and a realization that in the Body of
Yes to God; “be it unto me according to thy word.” Christ, it is never just “me and God.” Through prayer
Luke 1:38
and fasting we come to a deeper understanding that
the needs of all are the responsibility of all in the
“Human life is good and to be protected. All Body of Christ. Works of charity and the promotion
medical decisions ought to reflect this core belief.” of justice are integral elements of the Christian way of
— “Advance Medical Directives: life we began when we were baptized.
Planning for Your Future”
MARCH PARISH CALENDAR
Sunday March 22
9:00-10:15 am Religious Formation
4:00-7:00pm
5:30-7:00pm
Monday, March 23
Eucharistic Adoration - MHT PC
Confessions - MHT Parish Center
7:00pm
Tuesday, March 24
Choir Practice
7:30pm
Wednesday, March 25
Ecumenical Lenten Prayer Service Canadensis Methodist
7:00pm
Friday, March 27
Stations of the Cross - MHT PC
5:30pm
Sunday, March 29
Vespers - MHT Parish Center
PARISH ACTIVITIES
If you are interested in helping our parish family to
praise the Lord in song at Mass, please consider
becoming a cantor or participating the choir. We
invite you to join us at practice.
Choir Practice
Tuesdays
March 24, 7:00 pm MHT Parish Center
March 31, 7:00 pm MHT Parish Center
Thank you
to all our Chili and Salsa
Chefs who made this
event possible.
Spiritual Tea
Also a big thank you to our Sponsors:
April 16, 2015 1:00pm-3:00pm
Handyman Party Shack & Rentals
Scrudato’s General Marking Devices
Forssell’s Plumbing & Heating
Anonymous
Jeff Woehrle Electrician
Charlie Gardner
MHT Ladies’ Guild
MHT Knights of Columbus
Prof. Al Moranville and County Line Band
Bloomin’ Onion
Kasa’s Pizza
Pocono Brew Pub
Callie’s Pretzel Factory
Resort Beverage
Sysco Foods,
ESU Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Dept.
At Most Holy Trinity Parish Center
Guest Speaker: Sister Gloria Frank
Topic: From Emmaus to Jerusalem Joy
Reservation is required. Call Pat Baker
570-643-7073 $10.00 donation is appreciated.
Via Crucis / Way of the Cross
Join us for our 13th annual commemoration on
Good Friday, April 3, 2015 beginning at 2:00pm.
The procession will begin at the K-Mart parking lot
in Mount Pocono and proceed to St. Mary’s church
on Fairview Ave.
For those interested in participating in this prayerful
event please contact Jose Mendoza through the parish
office.
YOUTH MINISTRY
Calling all High School Students:
Your assistance is needed for the
parish presentation of Living Stations on
Saturday, March 28, 2015. We are in
need of your talents in the following
areas: Musicians, Backstage help and
Hospitality. If you wish to help, please contact Sarah
at 570-595-3111 or [email protected]
D IOCESAN N EWS
Most Holy Trinity Pledge Goal 2014 - $85,000
Percentage of Goal Pledges as of March 9th: 77%
Notre Dame High School
presents
their
spring
musical a Shakespearean
comedy,“Love’s Labour’s
Lost.”
Join us for a fun-filled evening of song and merriment
If you have not already done so, please make your on Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 pm and a matinee on
pledge to help the thousands of people who will Sunday, March 22nd at 3pm. Tickets $10 adults & $7
directly benefit from your caring support.
for students/seniors. NDHS 60 Spangenburg Ave, East
Each day, with your gift to the Appeal you join in Stroudsburg.
“Transforming Lives Together” by enhancing the
Youth for Life Art and Essay Contest 2015
programs offered in each of our 120 parishes; by Students from grades 7 - 12 are invited to enter the 2015
educating our most precious resources: the approxi- Youth for Life Art and Essay Contest sponsored by Pennmately 6,000 students in our 20 Diocesan schools sylvanians for Human Life. The theme is “Human Life is
and those children in parish religious education Precious in All its Stages.” Prizes are awarded to winners in
programs; by responding to the poorest, the weakest a senior and junior division for the essay contest while in the
art contest, all grades are combined. Three $100 first prizes,
and those most in need through the good works of three $60 second prizes and three $30 third prizes are awardCatholic Social Services; and by supporting our ed. Essays MUST be from 400 to 600 words typewritten or
retired and aging priests as well as our seminarians legibly handwritten. The deadline for entries is May 13,
currently studying for the priesthood.
2015. Please mail entries to: Youth for Life Contest, Pro-Life
Chrism Mass
All the faithful of the Diocese of
Scranton are invited to attend the
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of
Saint Peter, Scranton, on Tuesday,
March 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm. At this
Mass the priest of the diocese renew
their priestly promises before the Bishop, and the
sacred oils used in the celebration of our sacraments
are blessed. Participation in the Chrism Mass is a
beautiful way to pray for and support the priests of
our diocese.
Catholic Schools
Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service
Our diocesan Catholic schools prepare students for
meaningful lives inside and outside the classroom.
Our principals, faculty and staff are dedicated to
encouraging each student from Pre-K to grade 12 to
reach their own academic and spiritual potential.
To learn more about us call:
Msgr. McHugh School (Pre-K to Grade 8),
Cresco: 570-595-7463
Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School (Grades 7 to 12),
East Stroudsburg: 570-421-0466
Information Center, 506 Broadway, Scranton, PA 18505. If
you have questions, please call Sue at 570-343-5099.
C OMMUNITY O UTREACH
Family Promise
124 North 9th St., Stroudsburg, 570-420-8589
Family Promise provides shelter and support services for
up to 4 families at a time. It also provides furniture,
emergency housing assistance, and other such services to
the community. You can call Elaine Madere to learn
more about how you can help Family Promise. 732-9953370.
Community Outreach Program
(Trinity’s Treasure Trove):
Stop! Don’t throw that out! One man’s trash is another
man’s treasure! We can find a home for almost anything
in good condition through local charities, food pantries,
clothing closets, etc. to help the needy in our area. We
are currently seeking donations of Easter baskets and
items to fill them.
Most Holy Trinity Parish
Is Hosting Weekly
A Meal for the Community
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:00
St. Bernadette’s church hall, Route 390 Canadensis, PA
Questions? Call Madeleine Forssell 570-595-6491
Volunteer Coordinator Nancy Santi 570-595-5063
The purveyor on March 11, 2015 was
The Frogtown Inn and 6 Acres Restaurant in Canadensis.
The desserts were provided by The Daily Bread Bakeshop.
Ayuno y Abstinencia durante Cuaresma
La Cuaresma es un tiempo de “PENITENCIA” que nos recuerda los 40
días que Cristo pasó en el desierto en ayuno y oración.
La Iglesia recomienda que todos los Viernes de Cuaresma se abstenga de
comer carne y que se debe ayunar el Miércoles de Cenizas y Viernes
Santo. Es importante entender que la Iglesia exonera a ciertas personas
de estas obligaciones ejemplo: diabéticos, personas de edad, embarazadas, problemas de salud, etc.
Parroquia la Santísima Trinidad, Aud. Msgr McHugh
LITURGIA PENITENCIAL
Jueves, 26 de Marzo Hora 7:00 pm
Invitamos a todos al Sacramento de la Reconciliación en este tiempo de
Cuaresma. Habrá lecturas, música, reflexiones, nos acompañaran varios
sacerdotes para ayudar a la confesión. No pierdas esta oportunidad de
reconciliarte con Jesús.
RETIRO DE CUARESMA
Sábado, 28 de Marzo Hora 9:00am - 5:00pm
La Catequesis Familiar, hace una invitación a toda la Comunidad a
participar de enseñanza espirituales en preparación a la Semana Santa.
Favor de inscribirse con tiempo. Todos están invitados.
ACTIVIDADES PARROQUIA SAN MATEO
CLASES DE LITURGIA: Estas invitados a participar de talleres
sobre como trabajar en la misa-liturgia dirigido por el Prof. Nector
García por 4 semanas, más. Reuniones cada Jueves a las 7:00pm hasta
el 16 de Abril. Más información llamar a Nector telf. 646 221-6021
CURSILLO: Cada segundo domingo del mes.
Vía Crucis: Cada Domingo después de misa, encargado Diacono Oscar.
Baile Familiar: Sábado Mayo 2 pro-fondo a la Parroquia, información mas adelante.
Santoral y Calendario Mes de Marzo 2015
23 Lunes
Memoria de san Toribio de Magrovejo
25 Miércoles Solemnidad de la anunciación del Señor
Los Santos fueron personas que siguieron las huellas de Cristo, viven
gozosos en el cielo. Derramaron su sangre por su amor; y por eso se
alegran con Cristo para siempre.
¿Quieres aprender Ingles?
Anímate y aprenderías a entenderlo, hablarlo, leerlo y escribirlo
Clases comenzaran después del día de resurrección (Easter)
Muy pronto más información.
Auspiciado: Parroquia La Santísima Trinidad
Vía Crucis / El Camino hacia la Cruz
Viernes Santo - Abril 3 Hora 2:00pm
Procesión en MT Pocono - Kmart Parking Lot
Invitamos a todos a participar en el
13avo. Año de esta representación de
la Pasión de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo
que entrego su vida para salvarnos.
Todo lo hacemos con mucho amor,
respeto y fe. Si estas interesado en
participar favor de llamar a la oficina
(570 595-3100) para dejar un mensaje
a José Mendoza.
Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas,
He aquí, vienen días, declara el SEÑOR, en que haré
con la casa de Israel y con la casa de Judá una nueva
alianza. Al entrar a estas semanas de Pasión, las dos
últimas semanas de Cuaresma, el enfoque en la
oración Eclesial empieza a centrarse mucho más
claramente en el sufrimiento y muerte del Señor.
Lejos de triste y deprimente, la imagen de su sacrificio total y libremente aceptado, nos recuerda la
sangre por la cual la alianza nueva y eterna, anunciada hace mucho por el profeta Jeremías, aconteció en
el Monte del Calvario y que, a través del misterio de
la Santísima Eucaristía, continúa dando fruto en
nuestra época.
Habiendo sido afligidos y fortalecidos por nuestros
actos de oración, ayuno y caridad, empecemos seriamente a caminar con Nuestro Señor por el camino de
su santa Cruz por la cual Él ha redimido al mundo.
Éste no es camino fácil, pero sí es alegre y lleno de
esperanza, porque a través de él somos llevados con
gran certeza a la Gloria de la resurrección.
En los corazones de Jesús y Maria, Padre Paul
Parroquia La Santísima Trinidad
Calendarios de Misas y Actividades durante Cuaresma
Capilla Centro Parroquial, Cresco
Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento
Cada lunes de 4:00 a 7:00pm
Sacramento de Reconciliación:
Habrá confesiones cada Lunes 5:30pm a 7:00pm y
cada primer sábado de cada mes 12:00am a 1:00pm
Legión de María, Cada Lunes 6:00pm a 7:45pm
Estación de la Cruz: Cada Viernes de Cuaresma 7:00pm
Vísperas Cada domingo de Cuaresma 5:30pm
Ensayo del Vía Crucis: Viernes 29 después de misa Aud. Msgr. McH.
Catequesis Familiar: Cada Domingo 10:45am Coleg. Msgr McHugh
Catequesis Familiar Actividades durante Cuaresma
Cada último Sábado del mes, Habrán reuniones Familia de Nazaret y
Catequista Hora 6:00pm
Liturgia Penitencial: Jueves, 26 de Marzo 7:00pm
Retiro de Cuaresma: Sábado, 28 de Marzo 9:00am a 5:00pm
Primera Comunión: Domingo,24 de Mayo
Grupos de Oración y Estudio de Biblia
Los invitamos a participar en los diferentes grupos
Viernes: 7pm Iglesia Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, Brodheadsville.
Viernes: 7pm Iglesia san Mateo, East Stroudsburg.
Estudio de la Biblia en Ingles : Iglesia San Lucas, cada Jueves hora
10am y será Repetido a las 7:00pm. Todos son bienvenidos.
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