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Saint Gabriel Church
August 12, 2018
During the Savior’s earthly life and ministry, the people constantly “murmured about Jesus” (Jn 6:41). Murmuring–an incessant negative noise, complaining, and grumbling–is an ever-present danger for many of us. Almost anything can become an excuse for murmuring. The reason for murmuring in today’s Gospel, for example, is the Lord’s statement that He is “the bread that came down from heaven” (Jn 6:41). How dare He say that? Who does He think He is? “Is He not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know His father and mother”? (Jn 6:42). When we find ourselves on the verge of murmuring, let us prayerfully reflect on the words of St. Paul who admonishes us in the second reading, “all bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ” (Eph 4:31-32).
Weekend of August 5, 2018 $7549.51
MANY, MANY THANKS to ALL who helped in anyway to make our Annual Bazaar so successful. Even though the weather was not on our side on Friday, we still made out better than last year.
As soon as we have all the bills in we will provide a report . Again thank you – you pulled together as a wonderful parish family
NEXT MONTHLY DINNER
ST. GABRIEL'S CHURCH
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2018
BREAD & BUTTER
DESSERTS & BEVERAGES
Tickets are available at the Rectory or at the door the day of the dinner
Looking for a way to donate - Bake sale and Tricky Trays
are always appreciated!
LADIES ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
The ladies have decided to do a collection of toiletries for the individuals who reside at the Homeless Shelter here in Hazleton who virtually have nothing but the clothes on their back.
We have provided barrels in the back of church for your kind donations.
FORMATION FOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP:
Lay Ministry Formation Sessions
for Parish Leaders
In Bishop Bambera’s pastoral letter, ‘Wounded and Loved: Regathering the Scattered’ the laity are invited into a deeper spirit of mission—co-responsibility—using their gifts to bring new life to the Church.
Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators, and Parish leaders are invited to take part in informational sessions with Kitty Scanlan, Coordinator for Lay Ministry Formation, to learn how the Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry formation program, and other resources of “OPL,” can benefit and grow the leadership of your faith community. There will also be opportunity to meet team member, Katy Windels, Coordinator for SERVICE and Social Justice!
Information Sessions will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, August 22 7:00pm-8:30pm Our Lady of Victory Parish, Tannersville
Thursday, August 23 7:00pm-8:30pm Holy Name of Jesus Parish, West Hazleton
Tuesday, August 28 7:00pm-8:30pm St. Ann’s Parish, Williamsport
Wednesday, August 29 7:00pm-8:30pm St. Leo’s Parish, Ashley
The Diocesan Certificate in Lay Ministry is designed to equip and advance the servant leadership capacities of individuals ministering in areas such as: Parish Pastoral Councils, Directors of Religious Education and Catechists, Liturgical Coordinators, Parish Staff, as well as members of Volunteer Ministry teams, and others.
If you would like to attend any these sessions, please call Office of Parish Life,
DIOCESE OF SCRANTON
VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program. This training session is required for all adult employees and volunteers who have direct contact or routine interaction with children (Faith Formation Teachers).
Next scheduled session is on Sunday, September 16, 2018, with Holy Family, Hazleton,
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018, 1:00 PM
Holy Family Academy, 601 North Laurel Street, Hazleton
Session will take place in the Cafeteria
Register by calling the main office at: 570.455.9431
HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
August 15, 2018
Eve of Holyday – 5:30 PM
Holyday – 7:00 AM, 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM (Spanish)
DESIGNER PURSE BINGO : The Church of Saints Peter and Paul, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, will hold its First Annual Designer Purse Bingo on Sunday, September 16th in Bernardine Hall. Each ticket includes 20 regular games of bingo. An “Early Bird”, Intermission game and TWO exciting grand prize games will also be available for purchase separately. Basket raffles & 50/50 will round out the day. The doors will open at 11:30am and the games start at 1pm. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door if tickets are still available. Plenty of free parking. For information contact the Nina at 570-825-6663 ext 3 then 1. Sure to be a fun time!
TRIP TO “JESUS”
The Good News is that we will be sponsoring another bus trip to see “Jesus”. This will be a great opportunity for all who did not get to see the production in April 2018. It is an awesome production, the best that Sight & Sound has offered until now. We look forward to all that next year has to offer again. The date for this trip is Friday, April 26, 2019. The cost of the trip is $123.00/person paid in full now, or the option of $60 now and the balance of $63 in December, 2018. This includes transportation, lunch en route, the show, a full dinner, tip for dinner and gratuities. For reservations call Marie at (570) 455-3874. Payment is due to secure your reservation.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13th FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th
7:00 AM Mary Jo Kress…Mom 7:00 AM Special Intention
12:10 PM Mary Seroka…Steve & Gloria 12:10 PM Richard Fanning…Anna Marie
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th Tom & Tommy Fellin
7:00 AM Special Intention SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th
12:10 PM John “Toots” Riley…Gene & Nola 8:00 AM Andy Mizenko…Guza Family