Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt April 3rd

Join us for the FIRST EVER Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt
Saturday, April 3
10:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M.
Church Parking Lot

The CCW and KOC invite you to the First-Ever Bunny Hop Trunk Hunt! At the end of the “bunny trail” socially distant pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available.  The first 50 children will receive an Easter basket filled with prizes!! There will be light refreshments that the children may take home. Everyone must wear a mask and please bring a basket for your treats!

If a parish organization would like to sponsor a “trunk,”  please visit https://sclhbgccw.webs.com/easteregghunt.htm to register.

 

Will you Serve? Parish Pastoral Council Nominations

 

We are seeking members of the Parish who wish to serve on the Parish Pastoral Council. The term would be for three (3) years. The Council acts as an Advisory Council to the Pastor.

The council meets approximately five  times a year. To be considered, a candidate must be a practicing Catholic, at least 18 years old and a member in good standing with the Parish.

If you know someone who would make a good candidate or if you wish to serve, please contact George Byerly at byerly5861@comcast.net

Click here to learn more about the responsibilities of Parish Pastoral Council. 

 

 

 

CCW Easter Meal Basket Project

Collecting:
-Giant, Weis or Walmart gift cards ($20 denominations) -OR-
-Financial donations in any amount
Deadline: Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) invites you to join our 2021 Easter Meal Basket Project.  Due to COVID restrictions and concerns, this year we are collecting grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Weis, or Walmart) in $20.00 denominations, or financial donations of any amount to help us purchase gift cards.  These cards will be given to Silence of Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Church. They will distribute these gift cards in lieu of our usual meal baskets, allowing us to safely spread our message of Easter hope and love.

Donations may be mailed or dropped off at the Parish Office, C/O “CCW Easter Project” by Sunday, March 14th.

If you need to make other arrangements, please contact KC Torta at kcvidaloca@verizon.net  or 717.561.2850.

Thank you so much for your prayers and generosity, especially during these difficult times!

 

Virtual Diocesan Men’s Conference March 20

Saturday, March 20, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Online only

The Diocesan Virtual Men’s Conference theme is Catholic Men: Defenders of the Faith.  Conference speakers and presentations include: Dr. William Donohue, President of the Catholic League (The Catholic Advantage), the Most Rev. Ronald Gainer, DD, JCL, (The Genuineness of Your Faith: Reflections on I Peter), Fr. Frederick Miller, STD, Spiritual Director and Professor, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Archdiocese of Newark, (Men of Mary), and so much more.

Registration fee is $10 per person.
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2021 at noon.

For more information on the many sessions, or to register, visit www.hbgdiocese.org/men.

 

Stations of the Cross during Lent

During Lent, we will offer the Stations of Cross at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays in the Shrine Church.  Please join us for this Lenten devotion.

Fridays at 6:00 p.m.
February 19 & 26
March 5, 12, 19, & 26
Shrine Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents’ Day Federal Holiday Schedule

On Monday, February 15, 2021, we will follow our National/Federal holiday schedule for Presidents’ Day.

The parish office and school are closed.  The 6:30 a.m. Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Miraculous Medal Novena and confessions will not be held.

There will be one community Mass celebrated at 9:00 a.m. in the Shrine Church.

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday February 17

Mass Times for Ash Wednesday, February 17

6:30 a.m. • 12:05 p.m. – Live Streamed
5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Blessed Ashes will be distributed at all Masses following guidelines outlined below.

MODIFICATION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES

Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, has issued this instruction on the modification of the distribution of ashes for this year. It follows the ancient and biblical custom of sprinkling ashes on the top of the head. Ashes are not to be distributed by touching the forehead, either with the hand or other instrument.

After blessing the ashes and sprinkling them with holy water in silence, the priest addresses those present, reciting once the formula found in the Roman Missal: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”.

At that point, the priest “cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask, and distributes ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places.”

He then sprinkles the ashes on each person’s head “without saying anything.”

CCW Tuna Salad Sandwich Sale

CCW is once again offering tuna salad sandwiches for sale during Lent. This year, our sandwiches will be made by R&K Subs, and available for pre-purchase by emailing sclhbgccw@gmail.com or by contacting Alycia at 570.590.1116

Pre-Order Deadline: Wednesday, February 17
Sandwich pickup: Friday, February 26

Cost is $5.00 per sandwich. Payment is due when placing your order. All checks made payable to Saint Catherine Laboure CCW and may be sent to the parish office. Be sure to label your envelope CCW Tuna Sandwich Sale.

A member of CCW will contact you the day before pick-up with details. All proceeds benefit CCW programs and programs in the parish and surrounding community.

Thank you for your support.

Virtual Prayer Service for Vocations Jan 28

The Council of Catholic Women will host a prayer service for vocations on Thursday, January 28th at 7 pm via Zoom.  Father Lease will be presiding.

To join please log-in to the following:

Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85393467669?pwd=aVhlcE9wRFdaQlNIWHJwam9UbWR2dz09
Meeting ID: 853 9346 7669
Passcode: 942184

By Phone: 1.301.715.8592
Meeting ID: 853 9346 7669
Passcode: 942184.

Please join us as we pray for Father Lease, Father Josh, and Sisters of IHM for an increase in vocations.