will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 8am to 3pm at Holy Redeemer High School, 159 South Pennsylvania Ave. Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.
This will be a most important day for
the future of our faith, our families and our Church. Our fantastic
lineup of speakers includes Fr. Philip G. Bochanski, the executive
director of Courage International, EWTN TV host, Dr. Ray Guarendi and
motivational speaker, apologist, and TV host
of “Battle Ready”, Doug Barry.
There will be opportunities for
Eucharistic Adoration, the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation as
well as Rosary. Additionally, exhibitors will be present with a full array of
Catholic books, publications, CDs and ministry
opportunities. Bishop Joseph C. Bambera will celebrate the closing
Fathers, sons, grandsons and friends are all most
welcome to register for the event.
First 10 Sign-ups ride the bus Free!
The cost of the
conference is $40.00 regular, $30 for early birds(until 4/1/19), and $15 for
Register on line at: www.beamanconference.com
call 570-207-2213 (Diocesan Pastoral Center) or mail the completed conference
brochure application with your check to Attn: Men’s Conference, Office for
Parish Life, 330 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA. 18503
In the Diocese of Scranton, the annulment
process is now more “user friendly” than you might expect, and there is no
longer a processing fee. Please
contact your pastor or the Diocesan Tribunal Office (570-207-2246) to begin a conversation. It
is possible to get clear answers to these questions and to renew your
connection with the Church.
The following CCD students have completed the
requirements outlined by the National Federation
Ministry in conjunction with Girl
Scouts USA to
earn their Family of God medal,
Our Lady of
Guadalupe patch, and Our Lady of
which will be presented at Mass on
2019: Portia Kennedy Maddy Phillips
Madison Ryan and Katelyn Trowbridge
Please join us after Mass
on Sunday, March 17 in the Parish Hall to congratulate these students and enjoy
Girl Scout cookies and refreshments.
OPERATION RICE BOWL
Rice Bowls will be distributed in time for Lent.
Please save your change from the money saved by your fasting and abstinence
during Lent. Rice Bowl money will be collected at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper
on Holy Thursday.
MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY
A Hospitality Ministry is needed in our parish with the help of members
from both churches. This ministry is needed for the several (and exciting)
social and religious functions and dinners planned for this year.
Individuals are needed for the following:
Decorate and set up tables and chairs as needed at both Church halls.
People to plan for and cook the meals events/
People to help clean up after the meals. If you can only partially be
involved in this ministry, individuals are needed who are willing to cook a
dish to pass, or a soup, or make a salad or perhaps bake cup cakes or cookies
etc. on an as needed basis with advance notice of course. If you do not wish to
attend meetings but would like to help cook that is also acceptable.
If you can help please notify the office right away.
LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE
ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 MASS SCHEDULE
12 noon Mass with distribution of Ashes at St. Mary of the Assumption Wyalusing
5:30 pm Mass with distribution of Ashes at St. Mary of the Assumption Wyalusing
7:30 pm Mass with distribution of Ashes St. Joachim Church Meshoppen
Please remember that Ash Wednesday is a day of both Fasting
and Abstinence from meat. And that every Friday during Lent are days of
Fasting means only one good meal may be eaten. Two
smaller meals not to equal one meal may also be eaten. The norms on fasting are
obligatory from age 18 until age 59.
DEANERY PENANCE SERVICES
Sunday March 31 2:00
4:00 pm Dushore
Sunday April 7,
2:00 pm Canton
4:00 pm Towanda
Sunday April 14 3:00 pm Sayre
LITURGIES WITH STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Liturgy of the Word with Stations of the Cross and Communion:
SM———-7:00 pm SJ
Friday: March 8th, March 15th
and March 22nd
Mass with Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm SM———–7:00 pm SJ
Friday: March 29th, April 5th, andApril12th
PARISH PICNIC MEETING NOTICE
There will be a meeting on Monday, February 18th at 1:00 pm
in the parish office to organize and plan for this year’s picnic. The
picnic is set for Sunday July 14th. We need someone willing to just run the first meeting . At this meeting the
official chair person will be chosen.
This major social event and fundraiser cannot be run by just two or three
people. It takes many hands to run a successful picnic as in the past.
Everyone is invited. If you cannot attend this one meeting
but want to help please call the parish
BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN
We are grateful to the Endless Mountains
Center for their support of LIFE.
Baby bottles should be returned to church
February 24th. Thank you for
supporting the Endless
Mountains Pregnancy Care Center and for
wee-little ones and their mommies. https://www.empccfree.com
The next meeting of the Ministry of Mercy has been
re-scheduled From Tuesday, February 12th until Tuesday February 19th
at 10:00 am in the Parish Office
OF MERCY NEWS
The Ministry of
Mercy is asking for your support for 2 local outreach ministries. A local woman
makes baby blankets & scarves that are given to Helping Hands & EMPCC
to distribute as needed and is in need of yarn. The Ugly Quilts ministry-
organized by the Spring Hill UM women- is continually in need of the following:
Items to make the quilts: blankets, sheets, pillow cases, afghans,
draperies, curtains, comforters, towels, fabric, mens ties, #8 crochet cotton,
sewing thread, & 4 ply yarn
2. Items to wrap inside of the quilts:
gloves, hats, scarves, socks, mens clothing(T-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts &
pants, underwear), toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, religious tracts, &
toiletries( travel size from hotels). The items to make the quilts & the
clothing can be new or used.
The Ugly Quilts crew
works Monday mornings and could use some additional helpers both to make quilts
and also to crochet/knit gloves, hats, scarves, & socks.
Raid your closets for above items
and help these ministries help those in need. There will be a box in the church
entrance for your donations. For more information call Jeannie at (570)