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Saint Gabriel Church
September 23, 2018
This Sunday, Jesus teaches the Apostles and all of us what it means to be His disciple. First, in Mark 3:14-15, He sends them out “to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” Second, in Mark 6:8, He tells them “to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick.” And in today’s Gospel, He says that “if anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all” (Mk 9:35). To be a disciple of the Savior means to share our faith with courage and conviction, to trust in and rely upon the power of God’s grace, and to be a humble servant of our Lord as we strive to bring God’s Word to our brothers and sisters. This is who the followers of Christ are called to become and we should not settle for anything less.
Weekend of September 16, $6900.50
NEXT BAPTISMAL CLASS is scheduled for Monday, September 24th @ 7:00 PM in the rectory. You must attend a class prior to baptizing your baby. Baptisms are held last Saturday of each month.
NEXT MONTHLY DINNER
ST. GABRIEL'S CHURCH
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
4:00 PM TILL 6:30 PM
HALUPKI & HALUSKI
VEGETABLE, RED BEET SALAD
BREAD & BUTTER
DESSERTS & BEVERAGES
Bake sale and Tricky Trays will also be available
KITCHEN CREW – Will meet on Wednesday the 26th at 10:00 AM to begin preparations for dinner.
Workshop for Music Ministers
The Office for Parish Life and the Scranton Chapter of the National Association for Pastoral Musicians is sponsoring a musicians’ workshop with Dr. Elaine Rendler-McQueeney on Saturday, September 29 from 9:00AM to 12:30PM at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Scranton. The topic of the workshop will be: Here We Go Again: Rediscovering and Renewing Our Commitment to Music Ministry.
All cantors, choir members, choir directors, organists, pianists, and instrumentalists are encouraged to join us! This is a great way to begin a new season of music ministry in your parish!
The registration fee is $20, and the deadline to register is Monday, September 24. To register, visit www.dioceseofscranton.org and click on ‘Parish Life’.
Elaine Rendler-McQueeney is a nationally recognized musician, teacher, author, composer, pastoral liturgist and speaker. She holds a doctor of musical arts degree (DMA) in organ performance from The Catholic University of America. She is associate professor of music theory at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. For many years she was the director of the Georgetown Chorale in Washington, DC. Elaine is perhaps best known as the editor of Today’s Liturgy, the quarterly liturgy preparation magazine from OCP.
Notice Regarding Reporting Sexual Abuse of a Minor
It is the policy of the Diocese of Scranton to report any allegation of sexual abuse of a minor to law enforcement. If you are a victim of sexual abuse committed by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton, you are encouraged to immediately report the matter to law enforcement. If any priest, deacon, religious, lay employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Scranton has cause or reason to suspect that a minor has been subjected to any form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, the matter will be reported to law enforcement. In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Laws, reports of suspected child abuse should also be made immediately by phone to the 24-HourChild Abuse hotline (ChildLine) at 1-800-932-0313 or electronically at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis It is also the policy of the Diocese to adhere to all civil and state regulations. To this end, the Diocese is equally committed to adhering to the norms of the Code of Canon Law and to upholding the tenets of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which includes supporting victims of sexual abuse in their pursuit of emotional and spiritual well-being. As such, information regarding an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor should also be reported to the Victim Assistance Coordinator Mary Beth Pacuska at (570-862-7551) or to Diocesan officials, including the Vicar General, Monsignor Thomas M. Muldowney, V.G., at (570-207-2269).
‘AUTUMN FEST’ - FLEA MARKET
ANNUNCIATION PARISH - Church Hall
Friday, October 12th 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 13th 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
COLLECTION OF ITEMS
October 8 – 11th
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
NOT ACCEPTING CLOTHING, SHOES, ENCYCLOPEDIAS, EXERCISE MACHINES, PERSONAL OR MEDICAL ITEMS OR OPENED/USED ITEMS.
Make sure all items are in working condition.
Light Lunch will be available on Saturday.
Grow in Faith with Altus for Women This Fall!
This Fall, let award-winning Professor Bergsma (from Franciscan University of Steubenville) guide you through a high energy and entertaining walk through the Bible, illustrated with his own charming STICK FIGURES!
Annunciation Parish will sponsoran Altus Group meeting for 5 sessions from
Tuesday; October 9th thru Tuesday; November 6th from 9am to 11am and
will be held at Brandon's Forever Home 187 N Church St Hazleton.
For more information or questions, please contact Carol Matz at 570-956-0817
or email at email@example.com. Registration fee is $20 (plus the cost of the book).