Remember your monthly contributions through your envelopes
support and maintain your Church. Please give as generously as you can.
Have you remembered your Parish in your will? A charitable contribution to your church is a gift to the Lord in gratitude for the graces received through your Parish. It is a great way to make a lasting contribution to the work of the Lord.
Saint Gabriel Church
November 12, 2017
The passing away of a loved one is a painful experience and grief in the face of death is a normal reaction. We should never be ashamed of our tears and always feel free to express our emotions in moments of sadness and suffering. At the same time, Paul reminds us in the second reading today that we should not “grieve like the rest, who have no hope” (1Thess 4:13). Why? Because “if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (1Thess 4:14). Our grief is certainly real, but it is not hopeless. Through his death and resurrection, the Savior has already destroyed the power of sin and death over us. And even though all of us will die, we will also rise with the Lord who is the source and foundation of our Christian hope.
2017 Diocesan Annual Appeal
In the Light of Christ
Today is Text to Give Weekend
If you didn’t bring your phone to Mass today, it not too late to make a gift or pledge using cell phones. Gifts are appreciated in any amount and are fully tax-deductible.
Will you help by sharing your gifts?
To Text a gift using your cell phone to support the ministries and services supported by the Diocesan Annual Appeal just….
Text the word “Appeal” to number 50555 and follow the prompts.
DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL REPORT TO DATE: Our goal $35,000.00 Total Raised: $21,529.00 from Annunciation Parish
Needs & Expenses
November 5, 2017
CHARISMATIC & HEALING SERVICE
The next Charismatic Mass and Healing Service at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham will be Thursday, November 16, at 7:00 PM. Fr. Michael Kloton will preside and Sue Shaw will begin her music ministry at 6:45 PM. Light refreshments will be available afterward in Room 3. "Come and see".
VOCATION AWARENESS EVENT
Sunday, November 19th
Church Hall of Annunciation Parish
Guest Panel will discuss their vocation calling from 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Guest Panel will answer questions from 3:15 – 5:00 PM
Mass 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Dinner and informal discussions from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Faith In Action Youth Ministry
For more info: email firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO “FREE” THANKSGIVING DINNER will be held again this year at Annunciation Parish Church Hall. Thursday, November 23rd from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are homebound they will deliver the dinner to your door. You MUST call CEO Office at 455-4994, ext. 1033 to register for delivery.
Volunteers are always welcome.
Holy Redeemer High School Musical
The Sound of Music
Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday, Dec 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
Reserved Seating Adults: $10 ~ Seniors $9 ~ Students $8
All are welcome! Call to pick up presale tickets: 570-829-2424
PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN
Heavenly Father, You created us in Your own image, and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us, You entrusted Your only Son to the Holy Virgin Mary. Now in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the devil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Reach out to those considering abortion, and by Your Grace, change their hearts and protect the unborn.
19th ANNUAL CHRISTKINDLFEST
Christ Lutheran Parish Festival
210 West Green Street Hazleton
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3rd
12:00 to 5:00 PM
Sound & Light Fontanini Nativity Display shown every half hour
Tannenbaum Tea Room for tea, scones & other treats
Crafts, Candy & Bake Shop
CHRISTMAS HYMNS SUNG BY CANDELIGHT
December 1st, Friday, 5pm, the 9th annual "Keeping Christ in Christmas" will be held with the singing of Christmas hymns by candlelight at the Nativity display on the lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse, Wilkes-Barre. All are invited to participate. The Courthouse tree lighting ceremony follows at 5:30pm. For information call Nancy 570-239-3363.
Holy Redeemer High School
PLACEMENT / SCHOLARSHIP TEST
for interested Public and Private School 8th graders
Saturday – December 9, 2017 8:30 a.m.
Call the Guidance Office to register for the test at 570-829-2424
Word of life
“Christ came to liberate us from the cycle of violence by showing us how to love and be merciful. …As the culture of death threatens to electively select who does and who does not deserve life, we must uphold that all human life has invaluable dignity and worth.”