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 office

Baby Bottle Campaign


We are grateful to the Endless Mountains Pregnancy Care

Center for their support of LIFE. 

Baby bottles should be returned to church by Sunday,

February 24th.  Thank you for supporting the Endless

Mountains Pregnancy Care Center and for supporting the wee-little ones and their mommies.

Ministry of Mercy Meeting Notice

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

Ministry 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:

       1.  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) 746-6145.

Tips From a Mom of Thirteen Tip #170

Tips From A Mom of 13

Tip #170     

“I am so proud of my pro-life children. My oldest has 5 children, 1 grandchild and 1 on the way; the second has four, and two foster children she adopted; he Third child is single; the fourth, a son has four; the fifth, our third son, has 2; the sixth, a daughter has 6 and 1 step-child; the seventh, a girl has 1 daughter’ our eighth child, Allyn is an angel in heaven (just before his 17th birthday.); the ninth has 3 and 1 step-child; the tenth and eleventh, both boys are single; the twelfth has 1 boy (born 4 months pre-mature weighing 1 lb.-1oz) He is now 6 ½ years old’ and our thirteenth joy, a daughter, is single”.

Sanctuary Candles February 2019


                will burn in loving memory

           throughout the entire month for:

                               February 2019

    SM  Joseph Kusmierz Mobley

     SJ  In Honor of Jack and Jeanne Sible

            50th Wedding Anniversary

            Love, Bob and Betty Boyanowski

Please remember them in your prayers

Tips From a Mom of Thirteen Tip #169

Tip #169     

“I have a favorite prayer which I’d love to share with you! For the love of Jesus and Mary and the relief of the holy souls. It may release many souls in purgatory.

Sanctuary Candles January 2019


January 2019

will burn in loving memory throughout the entire month for:

      SM Joseph Kusmierz Mobley

     SJ  Tom Burton

Please remember them in your prayers

Religious Education News

Exciting News:

Our 2nd grade Sunday School Students will be making their first confession on Saturday, January 26th before the 5:00 o’clock Mass. The students are: Portia Kennedy, Griffin Sheldon, Maddy Phillips, Madison Ryan and Matthew Ryan..  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  

Thank You!  Mrs. Carr


Please celebrate and pray for our First Holy Communicants at St. Mary’s who will complete their First Reconciliation  next Saturday.  The students have been studying and working very hard as they prepare for this sacrament. May God bless them on this very special day!


Inclement Weather Policy for CCD – just a reminder to use discretion during inclement weather when deciding to attend CCD classes.  Please do not attempt to travel on icy or snowy roads.  CCD cancellations will be made early Sunday morning.  Contact your child’s CCD instructor if you have any questions or are unable to attend class during inclement weather.  



Brothers and Sisters, you are cordially invited  to celebrate Vietnamese New Year 2019, the Year of the Pig, on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:00 Noon in St. Mary’s Hall.It is a good opportunity for all of us to gather together for fellowship by sharing Vietnamese food. Don’t bring anything to the Vietnamese New Year Celebration except yourselves with a joyful heart! You are invited!
— Fr. Peter Tran