Announcements‎ > ‎From the Pastor‎ > ‎

December 16, 2018

posted Dec 14, 2018, 6:39 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, the remaining PENANCE SERVICES FOR THE NORTH are as follows:

·  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, OLV AT 2:00 PM

·  Monday, December 17, St. Matthew, Tyrone at 7:00 PM

·  Tuesday, December 18, Good Shepherd, State College at 7:00 PM

·  Thursday, December 20, SS Peter and Paul, Philipsburg at 7:00 PM

 

Once again, as usual, your priests will be attending these services giving help to our brother priests. Therefore, please know that our time might be at a premium over the month of December. Thank you for your  understanding in this matter. 

 

Please notice that OUR PENANCE SERVICE IS THIS SUNDAY AT 2:00 PM. We will have the          assistance of 10 extra priests so as usual waiting will not be all that long.  Please plan to be with us as we celebrate God’s forgiving love.  THIS WILL BE THE LAST SCHEDULE PENANCE SERVICE FOR CHRISTMAS AT OLV. PLEASE NOTE THE PENANCE SERVICE AT GOOD SHEPHERD THIS   TUESDAY.

 

I know that people want to know in advance the CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE in order to plan for their holiday activities.  Even though you might have received a schedule in the mail, please take special note of the schedule:

 

CHRISTMAS EVE :  4:00 pm in the school gym and church        

                                 6:30 pm in the church (with the children)

                                10:00 pm in the church, with singing of carols beginning at 9:15 

CHRISTMAS DAY: regular Sunday schedule, 7:30, 9:30 and 12:00

NEW YEAR’S EVE: 4:00 pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY: 8:00 and 10:00 am. PLEASE NOTE SOME ADJUSTMENT IN THE TIME!

 

I want to take this time to THANK GLENN FLEMING AND KOCH’S FUNERAL HOME for “picking up the tab” for the 2019 calendars.  Over my past 38 years of working with them, I am very grateful for their service to the church and our parishioner community.  May God look favorably upon them as they minister to His children, especially in their time of sorrow and grief at the loss of a loved one.  Thanks so much.


As most people know, the end of the year signals a time to look at one’s finances, especially with getting tax statements, IRA statements, a letter stating that one must withdraw so much from a retirement  account and the like. As families debate with what to do, may I suggest something that would help you, the school and the church?  Consider making a year-end contribution to the CAPITAL CAMPAIGN we have going on for the school improvements.  We are close to reaching our goal of 1.5 million; however, we are still in need of contributions to "push us over the top."  I do not want to sound like a Scrooge at this time of year, but we are so close in making our school the safest and best-equipped school in the Diocese.  I am so grateful to those who have contributed thus far.  However, we do have many pledge cards still out there.  Please consider making a contribution to our campaign.  It will help both the church/school and yourselves, especially at tax time.

 

HUMOR FOR THE WEEK – from a mother of 2 little girls:  When my daughters were little I would always tell them around Christmas that this is Jesus' birthday and he only received 3 things so do not be disappointed in what lies under the tree. When it came time for worship on Christmas morning, I asked the children what they thought Jesus would think of Santa and all the hype. Would he ask Santa a question? My youngest daughter replied, "I think Jesus would ask how come I only got three things and none of them were toys?"

 

Comments