BULLETIN WILL NOT BE UPDATED UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 28TH.
REJOICING IN 100 YEARS OF FAITH & DIVERSITY
AUGUST 20, 2017
20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ________________________________________________________________________________________________
+MASSES FOR THE WEEK+
Saturday, August 19 – St. John Eudes, Priest; BVM
4:00 p.m. Mary & Murphy Evans by daughter Patti Claroni and family
Sunday, August 20 – 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. John Delecki (ann.-b-day] by the children
11:30 a.m. Sara Colon & Simeon Croom by Ines Calderon
Monday, August 21 – St. Pius X, Pope
7:30 a.m. Deceased members of the Kelleher family - OLV
Tuesday, August 22 – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:30 a.m. Vilma Borgogelli by the Baratta family
Wednesday, August 23 – St. Rose of Lima, Virgin
7:30 a.m. Deceased members of the McNally & Deegan families - OLV
Thursday, August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle
Friday, August 25 – St. Louis; St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest
7:30 a.m. James Nicometo (b-day) by the sons
Saturday, August 26 - BVM
4:00 p.m. Doris Grosso (b-day) by son Don & Rosalie Grosso
Sunday, August 27 – 21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
9:00 a.m. John Martelli (b-day) by David & Mary Jo Quinn
11:30 a.m. Alberto, Araminta & Gilberto Collado by Dolores and Carmen Collado
We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass – tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.
Collections for the weekend of August 19-20: Regular and for Parish Catholic Education.
Collections for the weekend of August 26-27: Regular.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated. It enables the preservation, ministry and maintenance of our historic church. It assists us in reaching out to the people of our neighborhood.
A FEW WORDS FROM DEACON DAVE - I hope we’ve all had a chance to take time to enjoy the very nice summer we’ve had so far. This is a time to relax, regroup and recharge. All the while we do these things, we are reminded each week in our scriptures to continue to care for one another, to trust and to persevere. A highlight from the past week for me, was welcoming Isla Rayne into our Christian community as she was Baptized. It was especially moving to see her family AND the parishioners at the 4pm Mass welcome her by tracing the sign of the cross on her forehead. We do indeed have a loving parish family.
Please be mindful of our Spaghetti Dinner, August 27, 12 - 5 PM. We still need a few more theme baskets for our raffle. Pie and cake tins will be distributed this week end. Please take one home and return it filled with a delicious dessert for the dinner. Desserts may be dropped off at the church before or after Saturday or Sunday Mass. Hopefully you will attend along with your family and friends.
Because of planned vacations, the rectory office will be opened on a limited basis beginning Aug. 21st until Sept. 1st. Please call the rectory before stopping over. In case of an emergency, leave a message on rectory answering machine.
News from Upon This Rock Program
As promised, we have received our first payment of $4,926.62 from our share of the Diocesan Upon This Rock program. This is our first installment payment from the 72 parishioners who pledged to this program. I am grateful for those who pledged and continue to honor their pledge payments. In total, we have pledges of $240,130.00 from these generous parishioners. These funds are designated to help pay for our new boiler that will be installed within the next few weeks in the church. The total cost of the new boiler along with asbestos removal and a new tank-less heater for the rectory is over $40,000.00. These funds will come out of our parish savings and further UTR payments will go to replenish the savings. We are always open to any further contributions to help us with large projects as this. Thank You, Deacon Dave
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Attendance at Holy Day Masses has been very limited. At the same time there are associated costs to opening the church for Mass. This has been an area of concern. After consulting the Pastoral Council and the Liturgy Committee it has been decided that St. Anthony’s will only celebrate Mass on Holy Days at 7:30 AM. If this time is inconvenient it is suggested that parishioners attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation at a neighboring parish.
The schedule for Our Lady of Victory Holy Day Masses follows:
PARISH EVENTS IN AUGUST
23 – Spaghetti Dinner meeting at 7pm in Drilling Hall
27 – Spaghetti Dinner - 12-5pm – Drilling Hall
COLLECTION FOR THE WEEKEND OF August 12-13: $2185.00
ST. ANTHONY’S SPAGHETTI DINNER – This year our Spaghetti Dinner will be on Sunday, August 27th from 12-5pm.
REMAINING Tickets were mailed. If paying by check, please make one out for the dinner and one for the sweepstakes. More tickets are available in the sacristy after the Masses and in the rectory.
Please keep the donations for our Theme Basket Raffle coming. Your donation can be in the form of an already made theme basket, gift card, money or a purchased item.
Baked goods are needed.
COLLECTION FOR THE MISSION COOPERATIVE PLAN [DIOCESE OF AUCHI, NIGERIA] - $614. Thank you.
50, 60 AND 70 YEARS MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY – A celebration will take place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 15 with a 3pm Mass for those couples celebrating their 50, 60 or 70 Marriage Anniversary in 2017. If you would like to attend the Mass and reception (reception at Adam’s Mark Hotel] and receive a scroll signed by the Bishop, please call St. Anthony’s rectory by September 18th. If you are not able to attend the Mass, you can still receive a scroll.
ST. ANTHONY YOUTH GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS
Our next fundraiser, the Youth Halloween Party, will be held in October. Monthly group meetings will start again in September. Please check our church bulletin, Facebook page or website www.stanthonylackawanna.com (click on Bulletin) for future dates.
The Youth Advisers are so happy and appreciate our youth’s hard work! We are proud of our parish family. We will be holding a Pool Party in August to thank all these hard workers. If you did not receive your invitation at the car wash, please see Juanita Bauer. May God bless our youth and all our parishioners! A few car wash pictures have been posted on Facebook. Again, thank you!
SUNDAY TV MASS – For those who are unable to physically attend Mass, the Diocese of Buffalo provides a televised Mass from the Our Lady Chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral that airs each Sunday on WUTV-Fox channel at 7:30am.
+PRAY FOR THE SICK – Remember Clara Szafranski, James Singletery, Gladys Hunter, Edward Piotrowski, Luis Davila Jr., Evelyn Alvarado, Milagros Ramos, Jennifer Martin and June Oleksa.
+PRAY FOR THOSE IN NURSING HOMES – We ask God for comfort and healing for our sick brothers and sisters in nursing homes, including Maria Erazo, Daniel Lopez and Mary Lucy Pietrocarlo.
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
Blood Drive – Knights of Columbus [2838 South Park Ave., Lackawanna] Tuesday, August 15 – 12pm-5pm. For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org
Faith Moment Reflection - The encounter between the Canaanite woman and Jesus in today’s gospel reveals his unrestricted mercy for others, even for someone the disciples thought of as an outsider. The story gives us insight into our own inclusivity and ministry within our faith communities. Jesus shows us that discipleship is not just doing good for others; it is also having empathy and understanding for them. Pope Francis’ own example shows us that attitude is as important as action. Faith communities are intended to be places where all are welcome. Yet many faithful today say they too often feel like "outsiders" in their church. Divorced persons. Single adults. Immigrants or other newcomers. Empathy and understanding will lead us to be more welcoming to others in our faith community, as we remember that God welcomes all people into his house. Let’s strive to live with mercy for others as Jesus did and with great faith and an open mind like the Canaanite woman. You can listen to Faith Moments on WLOF 101.7 FM, WBEN radio 930 AM, or at www.faithmomentsonline.org.
IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance counseling, law enforcement, the Family Justice Center of Erie County Inc. “Where Families Come First” is for you! All services are free. All conversations are strictly private. For more information, call 716.558.7233 or visit www.fjcsafe.org.