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Saint Gabriel Church
January 14, 2018
At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus askes his future disciples, “What are you looking for?” (Jn 1:38). It is a question which he addresses to all of us. What are we searching for in our lives? What do we think will give us true happiness and peace? After his Resurrection, the Lord rephrases this question. Speaking with Mary Magdalene, he says, “Who is it you are looking for?” (Jn 201:15). Undeniably, such a question is an invitation to look for Christ because he alone can give us true happiness and peace. Unlike the world which often cannot fulfil its promises, God will never disappoint us. “Come and you will see” (Jn 1:39), the Savior says in today’s Gospel. Andrew and Simon Peter went and saw, and “Have found the Messiah” (Jn 1:41) who gave them happiness and peace which surpass anything the world can offer.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. JOSEPH MORELLO
Pilgrimage to Italy
September 17 – 28, 2018
Spiritual Director: Fr. Paul McDonnel, O.S.J.
Group Coordinators: Janet & Brad Morris
Traveling to: Turin, Asti, Acqui, Savona, Genoa,
Florence, Siena Assisi, Orvieto, Rome
$4899.00 from San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles
$4699.00 from New York plus add-on
TO BOOK, PLEASE VISIT: www. Pilgrimages.com/marello
Or contact: Janet Morris: JANET_MORRISCI@YAHOO.COM
NEEDS & EXPENSES
Weekend of January 7, 2018
Total Collections: $7755.24
FEAST OF ALTAGRACIA
Next weekend, Sunday, January 21st we will celebrate the Feast of Altagracia. Bishop Joseph Bambera will be the main celebrant of the 12:00 PM mass. A fiesta will follow in church hall. Please come and welcome Bishop Bambera!
“Pray with a multi-faceted novena that includes a new intention, brief reflection, bonus information, and suggested actions each day. Sign up now & participate Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 26: 9daysforlife.com”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities www.9daysforlife.com
BEGINS AGAIN FOR 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Pasta & Meatballs
Tossed Green Salad, Bread & Butter
Desserts & Beverages
Adults $8.00 Take-outs $8.50
Bake Sale & Tricky Trays are part of the attractions
If you would like to donate we will gladly accept
KITCHEN CREW MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH @ 10:00 AM IN CHURCH HALL.
DIOCESE OF SCRANTON HUMAN RESOURCES/SAFE ENVIRONMENT OFFICE
VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program. The next session is scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2018, with Annunciation Parish, Hazleton. The session details are listed below and also on our website.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2018, beginning at 2 P.M.
ANNUNCIATION PARISH, HAZLETON
Session will take place in the basement of St. Gabriel Church, 122 South Wyoming St.
To register, please call the parish at 570.454.0212
FEAST OF THE HOLY SPOUSES
The Oblates of St. Joseph will host the Annual Feast of the Holy Spouses, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, on Sunday, January 21st with a special Holy Mass at 3:00PM at the Oblates of St. Joseph Chapel, Route 315, Laflin. The Rev. Louis Grippe, pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish, Hazleton, will be the principal celebrant and homilist.Everyone is invited to attend especially all married couples and future married couples. Holy Spouses lapel pins will be distributed after the Holy Mass. A light reception will follow in the seminary community room for all to enjoy.
A triduum (three days of prayers) will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, January 18- 19-20 with a Holy Mass at 7:00PM and Novena prayers. The Holy Rosary and Confessions will be before the Holy Mass. Come early. You are invited to attend. Offer your personal petitions to the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph for your family.
Holy Redeemer High School Grade 8 Placement/ Scholarship Test Result Night and Registration Night for incoming Freshmen will be held January 24 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. (snow date Jan. 25) Appointments for class scheduling for new students for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on February 8, 12 and 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Call Holy Redeemer High School’s Guidance Department at 570-829-2424 to set an appointment.
2017 STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS
The Bella House - Part 2
This week, we are continuing our story about “The Bella House,” a place of hospitality for homeless, pregnant women in the Dallas area. The Bella House offers spiritual and emotional development through prayer and scripture study, weekly personalized coaching sessions, group therapy sessions, occasional referrals for extended counseling, social interactions, and life skills presentations. In addition, mothers are connected to appropriate agencies, and resources to help meet their current and future needs of pre-natal care, health insurance, government benefits, child care, employment, housing, and higher education.
The Bella House receives 100% of its operating expenses through individual and community contributions, foundational gifts, grants, parish assistance, and yearly fund-raising events. Under the governance of a Board of Directors and a Program Coordinator, The Bella House operates under the watchful eyes of a live-in house-mother and with the help of many volunteers.
Early in 2018 The Bella House will open a second location in Dallas, thus expanding its pro-life, pro-family mission. As the hands, eyes, ears, and heart of Christ, and in keeping with the principles of Catholic social teaching, The Bella House respects the innate dignity and goodness of the mother and protects the life of the child she carries.
Patty Sherrod Program Coordinator of The Bella House 972-690-5711 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bellahouse.org
MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th
7:00 AM Tom Malloy…Peg Hagelgans 7:00 AM EJ McNelis Family
12:10 PM Ed Scarp…Ann Scarp Thielke 12:10 PM Edward M. Olexa, Sr….Family
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th SATURDAY, JANUARY 20TH
7:00 AM Eleanor Pollock…Husband, 8:00 AM Jack McBride…Family
Bernard 4:00 PM Marie Ellis…Family
12:10 PM Bill Kennedy….Nora Sklarosky SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th7:00 AMRobert Boyer…Family
7:00 AM Sylvia Cannon…M/M Clarence 10:15 AM Bill Kennedy…Elizabeth
12:10 PM Joseph O’Donnell Family 12:00 PM For the People
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th5:30 PMDeceased members of Ladies AOH
7:00 AM Gabriella Crocamo…Terry Hazleton
Thomas 7:00 PM NO MASS
12:10 PM Joseph J. Hines, Sr….Ann Hines/Gerald Toter