REJOICING IN 100 YEARS OF FAITH & DIVERSITY
APRIL 30, 2017
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ________________________________________________________________________________________________
+MASSES FOR THE WEEK+
Saturday, April 29 – St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
4:00 p.m. Judy Dawson by Mike & Cheryl Kromke
Sunday, April 30 – 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
8:30 a.m. Living & deceased members of the Holy Name Society
11:30 a.m. Alexeo Pena by Luis & Emma Davila
Monday, May 1 – St. Joseph the Worker
7:30 a.m. Norman F. Walawender by wife Theresa
Tuesday, May 2 – St. Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
7:30 a.m. Louis, Frank, Guy and Joseph Amorosi by the Nicometo family
Wednesday, May 3 – Sts. Philip and James, Apostles
7:30 a.m. Repose of the Soul of Mr. Grabenstatter - OLV
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 5
7:30 a.m. Intentions of Sister Marie Buckley - OLV
Saturday, May 6
4:00 p.m. Jenny Iafallo and Anna Kusmierczyk by the Iafallo family
Sunday, May 7 – 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
10:00 a.m. Josephine Rimo (ann.) by daughter Julie
We warmly welcome all who come to St. Anthony for Mass – tourists, visitors, parishioners and friends.
Collections for the weekend of April 29-30: Regular and for Catholic Home Missions Appeal. The basket will be passed twice.
Collections for the weekend of May 6-7: Regular and Building Maintenance.
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 - Our beautiful Easter Season is ongoing. The church environment continues to remind us of the light of Christ and the gift of resurrection. It is very good to arrive a few minutes early to pray and reflect on the gift Christ has given us.
A very special welcome to all present for the Father Son Communion Breakfast and those who will be joining us next week as we celebrate First Communion at our parish. Please join us for this special occasion. May Crowning will take place at this 10 AM Mass.
The Centennial Celebration will quickly be upon us. The last day to place a patron ad, individual or family, is Monday, May 1. The final day to purchase dinner tickets is Friday, May 8. During busy times such as these it is easy to have time slip away, but these dates are firm. Please submit you patron ad and purchase your tickets this week. The second practice for the choirs and musicians for the Centennial Mass will take place on Thursday of this week at 7pm.
FAITH FORMATION – Jesus said “Let the children come to me”. On May 7, 2017 at a 10am Mass the following children will receive Jesus for the first time: Antonio Acevedo Jr., Logan Davila, Maleah Full, Isaiah Johnson and Francesco King-Diaz. Please join us for this beautiful parish celebration and pray for these children of God on their special day.
PARISH EVENTS IN MAY
4 – [Thursday] Practice for choirs and musicians for the Centennial Mass – 7pm
7 – [Sunday] First Communion Mass - 10am
16 – [Tuesday] Finance Council meeting - 7pm
21 – [Sunday] Centennial Mass - 3pm followed by dinner - 5pm – Lucarelli’s
28 – [Sunday] Holy Name & Altar & Rosary Societies meet after the 9am Mass
29 – [Monday] Rectory Closed – Memorial Day
COLLECTION FOR THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 22-23: $2163.00.
THEME BASKETS NEEDED – The Theme Basket Raffle is part of our Annual Chicken Dinner on Sunday, June 11th. Please bring your ready made theme baskets to the rectory during normal business hours. Gifts cards and monetary donations are also gladly accepted.
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May 1st is the last day for patron ads
May 8th last day for dinner tickets
TICKETS for the dinner [$50.00 per person] and PAPERWEIGHTS [$20.00] to commemorate the 100th Parish Anniversary are available at the rectory during regular business hours or see Deacon.
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CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL - This weekend, we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the US are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions. The basket will be passed twice.
MOTHER’S DAY SPIRITUAL BOUQUETS [living or deceased] - Envelopes are available on the back table in church. Please return by May 7th.
St. Anthony Youth Group Announcements
Thank you to all the children who attended the Youth Group Meeting on Friday, April 21st. Everyone enjoyed our new event…Youth Lip Sync Battle! Nine acts participated. The children were brave, creative and wonderful. Our first place act was Natalia Jimenez. Congrats! Special thanks to DJ Pito Jimenez, Edward Dean, Jared Buckner, Rose Caber, Santy Lopez, Gerald Borgogelli, family, friends and volunteers. It was a success because of you! We will have to add this event to next year’s youth calendar.
Thank you to all who attended the Youth Mass on Sunday, April 23rd at 11:30am Mass. It was beautiful. The youth participated in the readings, petitions and as ushers. The new Convention banner was presented and several members shared their Convention experience with the parish.
No regular Youth Group Meeting in May. Since this month is filled with special events (Holy Communion, Mother’s Day, Confirmation and proms), we want our children to spend time with their families.
We are still looking for liturgical dancers for the Feast of St. Anthony Mass on June 11th at 10:30am Mass. Please attend all practices – schedule will be passed out to you at signup. Youth volunteers are needed to help setup, clean tables and runners for the theme basket raffle at the Chicken BBQ dinner held at the Lake Erie Italian Club. Please contact Juanita Bauer or Christina Bauer in person or on Facebook as soon as possible!
Please mark your calendars with our May events:
May 17, 201 Liturgical Dance Practice from 6:30pm to 8pm in Drilling Hall.
May 21, 2017 Sunday at 3pm – St Anthony Centennial Mass at Church with
Bishop Richard Malone
Sacrament of Confirmation. Dinner to follow at Lucarelli’s
Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna
May 24, 2017 Liturgical Dance Practice from 6:30pm to 8pm in Drilling Hall.
If your son or daughter is interested in joining our Youth Group, please see one of our Youth Group Advisers (Juanita Bauer, Sue Kessler, Edward Dean or Nydia Gutowski) for details or attend an event.
SAYINGS FROM ST. ANTHONY
“Jesus should always be at the center of every heart”
“He gives us Himself as an example and promises us
a reward in His kingdom”
“Love the Lord your God with your whole heart”
THE SANCTUARY LAMP [Tabernacle] burns during the month of May in memory of Adriano & Lucy Clarone requested by the Kwiatkowski family.
SANTUARY LAMPS – Sanctuary Lamps are available for the months of May, June, July and October. Please visit or call the rectory. $20.00.
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, Mary Chiaravalloti, Milagros Ramos, Maryann Bell, Alejandro Diaz-Acevedo and Maria McArthur.
+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, Vilma Borgogelli, Daniel Lopez and Mary Lucy Pietrocarlo.
EVENTS OUTSIDE THE PARISH
*TUESDAY MAY 2nd at 6:00p.m. Ss. Columba-Brigid Church will be hosting a powerful film helping thousands of parents to balance screen time for their children. "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" is a one hour documentary that looks at the impact of excessive screen time on kids (and some of us adults as well). The award winning film for adults and children 10 and older, was featured on PBS, Good Morning America and is sponsored by Melinda Gates.
Free pizza, salad and beverages will be provided. Feel free to invite family and friends who might benefit from this program. NOTE: the film will be subtitled in SPANISH and handouts will be available in English and Spanish.
Seating is limited. Please r.s.v.p. to Paula Hunt @ 716-400-7397
SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
100 YEARS CENTENNIAL
OF ST. ANTHONY’S PARISH
MASS AT 3PM FOLLOWED BY DINNER & GRANDE FESTA
AT LUCARELLIS BANQUET CENTER
TICKETS - $50.00 PER PERSON
AVAILABLE AT ST. ANTHONY'S RECTORY until May 8th
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