Weekly Bulletin

X FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME X

July 5, 2020

Rev. Bert S. Kozen V.F., Pastor

 

Dear Parishioners,

The scriptures for today are very appropriate ones for us to hear. They speak of restoration, comfort and peace. In the first reading we hear the prophet Zechariah calling out to the people that they should rejoice heartily. The Lord is coming as a just savior, meek and riding on an ass. In ancient times if a king entered a city riding on a horse it signaled that he was coming in power and might. If he entered the city riding on a colt or an ass it signified that he was coming in peace.

In the gospel from Matthew, Jesus invites all who are weary and burdened with the challenges of life to come to him. He will lift the heavy burdens from their shoulders for he is meek and humble of heart. Jesus is the source of rest for us and will give us peace. As we journey through these months of summer let us take to heart these words of comfort and rest. May they enable us to continue our journey of faith, but also enjoy the respite that summer brings.

May God Bless You,

Fr. Bert

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES UPDATE

All Masses are now open to the public and are being celebrated on their regular days, times and locations. We are permitted 25% of the seating capacity of our church buildings. The protocols for those attending Mass are as follows: Before entering the vestibule, face masks must be on, upon entering the vestibule you must wash your hands in the vestibule bathroom or use hand sanitizer, sit in a pew allowing social distancing. Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. Individuals will come up the center aisle single file maintaining social distancing, receive the Eucharist in the hand only, and exit the church by way of the side aisles.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We appreciate parishioners supporting our churches during this time of uncertainty. We are aware that finances are tight for some during this time period. Bills and assessments for our churches still continue and we appreciate all that you are doing to help support that. Offering baskets will remain at the entrance of our churches until further notice. Please be as generous as possible.

 

BAPTIZED IN CHRIST

Last weekend Liam Michael David Nash was baptized in Immaculate Conception Church. Please pray for him and his family as they grow in wisdom and grace.

 

DAILY MASS CANCELED

There will be no daily Mass on Tuesday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 8 at Immaculate Conception Church.

 

WEEKEND MASS

Our celebration of Masses has slowly opened up and we know that there are still parishioners that are uncomfortable attending Mass. We will continue to record and uploaded the Sunday Mass to the parish website every Saturday by 7:00pm and we will continue until the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is lifted.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 12 SL/IC Summer Confirmation Class 1:00-2:00pm IC Church

Aug 16 SL/IC Summer Confirmation Class 1:00-2:00pm SL Church

Sept 7 IC Labor Day Dinner Noon-6:00pm IC Parish Hall-Curb side only

 

 

SUMMER CONFIRMATION CLASS

Two confirmation classes have been scheduled for the summer. Confirmation candidates leaving 7th grade and going into 8th grade must attend at least one of these classes:

  • Sunday, July 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m. IC Church
  • Sunday, August 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. SL Church

 

UPCOMING LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

We are working on the next schedule for August, September & October, 2020. For St. Luke please contact Barb Fedele - Jfedele2@comcast.net or Judy Morlock - jmorlock@verizon.net for any scheduling needs of Altar Servers, Lectors and Communion Ministers. Cantors should contact Kateri Cohick, 570-398-1166. Immaculate Conception liturgical volunteers please contact the following: Altar Servers - Vern Nau 745-7696, Cantors - Karen Baier 745-3251, Lectors - Sue Sander ronsander@comcast.net or 745-7687, Communion Ministers - Bob Winter 745-2255 & Altar Pappies – Denny Haines 745-7529.

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Confessions will be heard at the regular times: Thursday, IC – 6:15-6:40pm, Saturday IC - 3:00-3:30pm & SL 5:15-5:30pm (St. Luke’s confessions will be heard in the cry room, due to social distancing).

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION LABOR DAY DINNER

Immaculate Conception Labor Day Dinner will be held Monday, September 7. This year it will be the Dinner only with curb side pick-up ONLY from noon until 6:00 pm.

 

SL SPAGHETTI DINNER THANK YOU

St. Luke Church would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the Spaghetti Dinner. The curb-side pick-up was a great success with 400 meals being sold. Leftover sauce and meatballs are for sale. They are located in the back-freezer downstairs. Look for the sign.

 

REST IN PEACE

  1. pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of William “Bill” Moore who died recently. Pray for the consolation of his loved ones. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

KEEP US COOL

As we enter into the hottest time of the year, let’s be mindful of keeping doors and windows closed in our churches as to not stress the air conditioners.

 

YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH

The “Year of Saint Joseph” is to be observed in the Diocese of Scranton From March 19, 2020 to March 19, 2021. Please pray to St. Joseph!

 

CANDLE REQUESTS

The sanctuary candle will burn during the month of July at St. Luke for: Rose & Gennaro D’Amato as requested by Gene & Marilyn Kurzejewski and Robert & Carmel Pagnotto as requested by their children & families. Immaculate Conception for: Frank & Phylis Nau as requested by Pat Rell, Jim & Irene Eck as requested by Eric & Cheryl Palski, Donald Steppe as requested by Nancy Steppe and Tom Dincher as requested by Butch & Liz Barnhart. Sanctuary candles are still available to sponsor at both our churches.

 

JS LOVE CENTER FOOD PANTRY

Boxes are located in the vestibule of both our churches for donations for the Jersey Shore Love Center Food Pantry: For the month of July the pantry is in need of Instant potatoes/potato flakes.


 
IC  CHURCH CLEANERS

The following IC parishioners are scheduled to clean the church on July 11: E. Eck & S. Sander.


 
SL WEEKLY SANCTUARY CLEANER
The following  SL  parishioner is scheduled to clean the sanctuary  July 10:  Barb Kozlowski. 

 

 

MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT

March 2020

 

INCOME                                            SL                                         IC

 

Offertory Envelopes                   $ 8,044.00                   $14,466.00

Loose Collection                              450.00                          168.00

Special Envelopes                            378.00                          754.00

Misc. Income                                    114.64                    268.45

Non-Operating Income                             0                             50.00

Easter                                                        0                             25.00

Diocesan Collection                        606.00                         1,685.00

Total Income:                    $ 9,592.64                $17,416.45

EXPENSES

Administration                          $ 6,664.70                      $ 9,237.64

Rectory Expenses                            281.29                     652.43

Liturgy                                          1,738.26                         3,466.83

Religious Education                           50.00                           263.34

Oper. & Maint. of Plant                1,396.06                   6,385.66

Property Taxes                              1,621.83                                    0

Self Insurance Assessment             969.08                          1,206.08

Cath. School Assessment            2,476.00                          3,609.00

Diocesan Collection                       358.00                          1,423.00

Total Expense:                 $15,555.22                       $ 26,243.98

 

Cash Increase/decrease           $ - 5,962.58                      $ - 8,827.53

Cash Beginning                         43,620.01                          61,968.26

Cash Ending                             $37,657.43                      $ 53,140.73

This statement is ACTUAL income in and ACTUAL expense out.

Consider a Catholic education for your child: St. John Neumann Regional Academy is enrolling students entering PreK-3 through 12th Grade for the upcoming school year. We offer several PreK options for 3 and 4-year olds. We offer after care and a hot lunch program. Tuition at our high school campus has been reduced to make it more affordable! Financial Aid is available. Call 570-323-9953 or visit www.sjnra.org for more information.

 

 

Mass Intentions

Monday (July 6) Weekday

 

8:00am (SL) Jim & Irene Eck

by their family

 

Tuesday (July 7) Weekday

 

NO MASS

 

Wednesday (July 8) Weekday

 

NO MASS

 

Thursday (July 9) Weekday

 

7:00pm (IC) Greg Steinbacher

by Dan Steinbacer

 

Friday (July 10) Weekday

 

8:00am (SL) Bill Fish

by Bob & Barbara Kozlowski

 

Saturday (July 11) Vigil, Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

4:00pm (IC) Intentions of Charlie & Carol Tacka

Celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

by their family

(Open to parishioners with masks & social distancing)

 

6:00pm (SL) Conversion of poor sinners

by Mike & Tammy Packer

(Open to parishioners with masks & social distancing)

 

Sunday (July 12) Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

8:30am (IC) Fred & Catherine Miller

by Darren & Paula Meixel

(Open to parishioners with masks & social distancing)

 

10:30am (SL) For the people of our parishes

(Open to parishioners with masks & social distancing)

 

 

WEEKLY OFFERING

                                                     SL                               IC

Weekly                                $ 2,404.00                 $4,732.00

Loose                                           85.00                       71.00

Monthly                                    870.00                     501.00

Assumption                                20.00                              0

Easter                                                0                     100.00

Utilities                                     131.50                     302.00

Total Collection:                $ 3,510.50                $5,706.00

Additional Collections

Building Fund                            96.50                     100.00

Care & Edu Priest                     26.50                       87.00

Diocese Appeal                        147.50                     100.00

Peter’s Pence                             84.50                      504.00

Catholic Communication         11.50                               0

Rice Bowl                                          0                        20.00

May the Lord reward your generosity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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