The Eucharistic Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18th, after the 11:00 Mass. On this Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Fr. Jose will lead a Procession with the Blessed Sacrament outside and around the block of the church. Parishioners are invited to walk and pray in this Procession. If you are unable to participate outside, you can also remain inside the church to pray. The Procession will return to the church for repose of the Blessed Sacrament.
Everybody loves our homemade pies. We need your help. Are you a baker? Homemade pies needed for the Annual Parish Picnic. (Please, no refrigerated pies.) If you can bake a pie or two, please call Normal Lee so we can get an accurate count. Your baking efforts are greatly appreciated!
Our summer picnic is in need of baskets for the basket raffle. We’ve had some outstanding baskets in the past, and your help this year will ensure our basket raffle is a huge success.
Some ideas for baskets are:
* gift certificates
* lottery tickets
* pets items
* gardening items
* kids toys and crafts
You can also “think outside the basket” with items like coolers, bicycles, and lawn chairs.
All raffle baskets should be dropped off at the church or office by the weekend of June 17th/18th. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
We will have a mission appeal next weekend, May 20th & 21st, for Father Jose’s home diocese of Kottappuram in India. Please make checks payable to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and note that it is for Father Jose’s home diocese. We will not have a special envelope for this collection.
From the Diocese of Scranton:
May 2023 Good News Notes
Our Happy Wagon is ready to be filled! Please bring in your spirits, wine, soda, or snacks to the Parish Office. Our annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 16th. Any questions, please contact Joe or Mary Ann.
St. Mary’s will be open 7:00 am to 2:00 pm weekdays for you to continue celebrating the resurrection throughout the Easter season. What a perfect way to start your day in front of the tabernacle where Jesus continues to wait for us to spend time with him.
Our website is now active once again! Please contact the parish office or Alice Berger for any updates to the website or calendar.
Beginning Holy Week, Father Jose has requested Eucharistic Ministers to once again serve at Mass. We are presently looking for volunteers to help our parish in this capacity and training will be provided. Please call the parish office or Ellen Armitage to volunteer.
Thank you for “answering the call” to keep our parish active!
Joshua Douglas, Potter Schools, Grace George, Marian Miller, Ray Tenasco, Fred Storey, Stephanie McDevitt, Barbara Bodine, Cathy Stienbaugh, Sue Mullen, Mary Salay, Robert Gaumer, Silver Dempsey, Janice Walker, Jean Caine, James Perella, Tammy Traguer, Karen Wilson, Father Jose Friend, Sinu, Bruce Gelnett, Father Ken Seegar, Paul & Sandra McIntyre, Keensley Middlecamp, Carmel Buneo
Please call the office if there are sick, hospitalized, homebound or any changes to the list above. Thank you!