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September 30, 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 11:05 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY,  as most of you know, our feast day is October 7, the FEAST OF THE HOLY ROSARY. However, this year it falls on a Sunday and the celebration of a Sunday in ordinary time always takes precedence over a liturgical    memorial. However, I would like to have something special for our feast day.  Therefore on         Sunday evening October 7at 6:00 PM, Fr. Antony will have a holy hour, consisting of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, scripture reading, homily, rosary and benediction.  We will also recite the Novena prayer after the Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses for 9 days before October 7.  I do   apologize that we will not have an extended time for a mission or the like.  With all that has been     going on in and round the church these past few months, October 7th came upon me very quickly.  I do hope that parishioners do understand and know that your pastor is only human with a finite mind that forgets.  Please plan to be with us next Sunday as we honor Mary, our patron.


On that afternoon of the 7th, I was asked to celebrate Mass for the gathering of the DIOCESAN      ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY at St. Francis University in Loretto.  I am honored to be the main celebrant and homilist.  I do thank the St. Vincent DePaul Society here in State College and throughout the Diocese for the great work they do in reaching out to the less fortunate.  So often in today’s world good works done by so many people go unnoticed.  All we hear about today are the shortcomings of people and the “not so good” works they do.  Therefore, I would like to acknowledge everyone associated with St. Vincent DePaul and thank them for following the Lord’s command to “feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give drink to the thirsty…”  Our prayers are with you asking God to bless you in all that you do.


Just a look ahead – on October 14 Bishop Mark will be with us to celebrate the 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.  Bishop Mark will celebrate the 12:00 Mass.  It is fitting that we honor these men for their dedication to the Church and support of her priests.  I have always felt that they are an “arm of the Church” supporting and nourishing the Church with their faith and their  active ministry.  Parishioners are invited to attend this Mass.  I ask God’s blessings upon these men as they continue to give of themselves for the building up the Kingdom of God upon this earth.


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK - Tom was at the hospital visiting with his best friend Larry who was      dying. Tom asked, "If there is baseball in heaven will you come back and tell me?" Larry nodded yes just as he passed away. That night while Tom was sleeping, he heard Larry's voice in a dream, "Tom..." "Larry! What is it?!" asked Tom. "I have good news and bad news from heaven." "What's the good news?" "There is baseball in heaven after all, but the bad news is you're pitching on          Tuesday."