OUR LADY OF VICTORY CHURCH MASSES FOR THE WEEK MONDAY - February 9 8:00 A.M. - Father Rich (Happy Birthday) TUESDAY - February 10 8:00 A.M. - Matteo Milano - Daughter, Josephine WEDNESDAY - February 11 8:00 A.M. - Communion Service THURSDAY- February 12 8:00 A.M. - Dorothy Cambria - Mike Merola FRIDAY - February 13 8:00 A.M. - Lucy & Tom Quinn (L) SATURDAY - February 14 8:00 A.M. - Angel Menendez - Marge & Andy McLean 5:00 P.M. - Sebastinano & Maria Guglielmi - Daughter SUNDAY - February 15 8:00 A.M. - Antonina Fedosz - Family 9:30 A.M. - Parishioners 11:00 A.M. - Stephen & Elvira Cimaglia Lucy & Victor Mele 5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: “Then the fever left her and she waited on them.” What a day for this woman! She had been confined to bed, burning with a fever, too sick to move around. Then, her son-in-law showed up with his brother, two friends, and a man with a growing reputation for working miracles. With no ceremony, this man came straight over to her, took her hand and helped her to her feet. There was no time to question Jesus’ bold action because in an instant, the woman was healed. Whatever He had done had worked! We can imagine that the appearance of this group of guests at her house caused Simon’s mother-in-law some distress; in her illness, she had been unable to offer them the hospitality so important in that culture. But as soon as the fever disappeared, she regained the freedom to properly welcome her visitors. No longer sick, she was able to serve. And that was exactly what she wanted to do. Without hesitation, she began to use her restored health to care for others. Soon enough, her hospitality was extended to new levels because “the whole town was gathered at the door” to see Jesus in action. How do we use our health? Do we think of it as a gift from God to be put at the service of others? Or do we think of good health as simply our own right? Today’s virtuous woman teaches us about a kind of physical generosity. Recognizing that her health had been given to her as a gift, she in turn offered her strength, her ability to stand and walk and work, as a gift to others. What a beautiful way to understand the human body. Instead of focusing on how our bodies can serve us, may we follow the example of this woman who was so quick to attend to the needs of her family, her friends, and her neighbors. www.olvchurch.com THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH Sunday........ Our Lady’s Guild Welcoming “Tea” Youth Group - 6:00 P.M. Monday........Pierogi Making - 9:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M. Tuesday........Pierogi Making - 9:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M. Holy Name Members Dinner - 6:30 P.M. Thursday...... Senior Citizens - Noon Compassionate Friends - 7:00 P.M. Friday............Pack Food Baskets for Needy - 6:00 P.M. Saturday........Bingo - 7:00 P.M. FUTURE HAPPENINGS IN THE PARISH February 15.......Parish Breakfast Baptism Class February 16.......Liturgy Committee February 17.......Social Concerns Committee February 18.......Ash Wednesday February 19.......Knights of Columbus February 26.......First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting CHURCH STEWARDSHIP Sunday Collection - $5,802.00 Second Collection - $1,072.00 Special Envelopes - $1,264.00 Total Collection (2-01-15) - $8,138.00 CARE AND EDUCATION OF PRIESTS - $920.00 Envelopes used - 386 - Envelopes issued - 1175 PIEROGI MAKING is this Monday. There is a morning shift beginning at 9:00 A.M. to make the potato balls. The evening shift starts at 5:00 P.M. to make the dough, the pierogies, and to par-cook the pierogies. Because we canceled last Monday, and very few volunteers turned out on Tuesday, we were unable to make as many pierogies as we had planned. We hope this Monday the turnout will be better, so that we have enough to sell for Lent. HOME MADE PIEROGI SALE will be after all the Masses next weekend. Pierogies are sold 2 dozen in a bag for $10 per bag. CONFIRMATION INTERVIEWS: Individual interviews for our Confirmation students are being set up on Tuesday evening over the next month. If you have finished all your requirements to date, and received notification, then you will need to sign up in the CCD office for an interview with Father Rich. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENTS’ MEETING will be in the Church on Thursday, February 26th, at 7:00 P.M. All information will be given as to the dates and times of the Masses, expectations of the students, practice schedules and ordering information for DVD’s. Each child should be represented at this meeting. FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 8, 2015 PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY for your Adopted Unborn Child: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child whom I have spiritually adopted, who is in danger of abortion.” HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP: Students from grades eight through twelve (who have received Confirmation) are most welcome to join the High School Youth Group. Meetings are held every two weeks. Next meeting is tonight (Sunday) at 6:00 P.M. CATCH THE SPIRIT at our Catholic Schools in Monroe County. Open Houses were just held at the schools, but that doesn’t mean you can’t call and go see the school. If you are interested in a good quality Catholic education for your children, stop in and see one of these fine schools. Just give them a call and set up a time to visit. Msgr. McHiugh Elementary (Grades Pre-K - 8) 570-595-7463 Notre Dame Elementary (Grades Pre-K-6) 570421-3651 Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School 570-421-3466 BAPTISM CLASS: The next session is next Sunday, February 15th at 1:00 P.M. for parents who are planning a Baptism at Our Lady of Victory. Godparents are encouraged to attend also. YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR: THE SICK: Ed Stys, Mildred Di Benedetto, Nancy Hesser, Dawn Burk, Frank Flynn, Sandy Turner, Thomas McAdams, Pauline Maurer, Pearl and Marvin Hammond, Grace Saxe, Donna Hesser DelVecchio, Linda Alsop, Nicholas Gardini, Lysa Lindsey, Charles Oddy, Joanne Lessig, George Blich, Michael Byrne, Robert Schadt, Claudia and Don Catanzaro, Lucille Constantino, Ed Tippel, Maria Lata, Betty George, Jim Sokolowsky, Glenn Nosti, Arlene Bechtle, Matthew O`Rourke, Vincent Ruocco, Clare Wall, Audrey Gulick, Grace Mercaldo, Geri Witt, Barbara Horvath, Katherine Aridas, Salvatore and Giovanni Sereno, Carmella Calderone, Bernard O`Kane, Marie Ebeling, Kelly Lynch, Vera Setari, Ambrose Brown, Donald Taggart, Bernice Mleczko, Frank Galka, and ALL THE SICK. LORD, HELP THEM IN THEIR NEED. RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The weekend is for married couples who may be experiencing tension, stress or loneliness in their marriage relationship. The program helps couples, even those separated and divorced, to communicate better and resolve conflicts in the relationship. It is scheduled to be held at the Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit (just north of Scranton) on the weekend of February 27 - March 1st . For more information or to register, call 1800-470-2230. All calls are confidential. PARISH STATISTICS - DECEMBER - JANUARY PARISHIONERS: Tharaka Aponso; Zaklina and Vincent Awe; Judith Boyskey; Susan and Daniel Cwiakala; Linette Rodriguez; Jean and Joseph McLenigan; Elena and Christopher Gupko; Eileen Ravert; Tristine and Clinton Oddy. BAPTISM: Ian Douglas Brown, Natalie Christina Sicher, Kaytee Isabella Mora, Madeline James Vanatta, Penelope Clara Rosa MacPherson, Hollynn Violet Festante, Avery Violet Walsh, Vera Mirenna Wirshup, and Jonathan Patrick Hecht. DEATHS: Susan Reilly, Stephen Pavlosky, Margaret Pierson-Gorba, Paul Gunnels, and Florence Kane. PARISH BREAKFAST sponsored by the Holy Name Society is next Sunday, February 15th, after all the Sunday morning Masses. A delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs or omelets-to-order, bacon or sausage, home fires, pancakes and waffles will be served. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children from 5-12 years. Plan to attend and enjoy some good food, good company, and good conversation. SCOUT MASS: During the month of February, we honor our boys and girls who serve in scouting. We invite all scouts, boys, girls, cubs, daises and their leaders to a special Mass on Sunday, February 22nd, at 9:30 A.M. All scouts are asked to come in uniform. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Bishop Bambera and the Office of Parish Life invite couples celebrating their 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2015 to a Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on June 7, 2015. The event includes Mass at 2:30 P.M. at St. Peter’s Cathedral followed by a reception. Please call the parish office if you would like to attend this celebration.
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