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PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST Sunday October 7th 8am-12:30pm at Saint Lawrence Parish Center Adults:  $8 in advance   $9 at the door; Kids 12 & under: $4.50 Parish Activity Committee Fundraiser-Proceeds Benefit St. Lawrence Parish Contact any PAC Committee Person: Judy & Dan Campion, Dianne Fisher, Laur...

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Youth Ministry Several people have voiced an interest in organizing extra activities for our parishioners aged 14-18 years (high school). We are having an OPEN HOUSE for students and adults interested in helping. Pass the word and Join us on Thursday, September 27th 6:30pm in the RAC. Contact jesse.and.alisan@gmail.com. Let's brains...

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Please check out our new bulletin which should be fun and easy to read!  You can download the bulletin right from our website. As we grow, this should help us highlight the robust life of our parishes. Special thanks to Sally Hilsher and Hilsher Graphics for their creativity in producing this new style. ...

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Please join us in welcoming Fr. James Kgunya (Priest from Kenya, East Africa) who will be visiting our parish September 8 th & 9th . Fr. James Kagunya is a diocesan priest from the diocese of Nakuru. Presently, the diocese of Nakuru is involved in pastoral care and promoting human development activities to a Catholic population of app...

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Coffee Fellowship – Please Join Us! St. Lawrence Parish Coffee Fellowship will not meet 1st Sunday in October, instead come to the Parish Activity Committee Pancake Breakfast from 8:00am-12:30pm. Coffee Fellowship to begin again Sunday October 21st after the 8:00am Mass in the Church Hall the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, unles...

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The 2018-2019 PREP CALENDER IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE.  You can find it under "ABOUT - PREP"
RCIA - Sessions Begin: Monday September 10th @ 6:30 pm RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  For those seeking to be initiated into the Catholic church, RCIA is the process of learning about and growing in the Catholic faith and deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ, leading to reception of the sacrament...

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Father Bill Corcoran has announced that effective September 9th, the St. Boniface Sunday Mass time will be at 10:30 AM.  This is also the first Sunday that the Contemporary Choir returns. 

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Rev. William Corcoran Fr. Bill was born in Virginia while his father was in the military. He graduated with a BA in Public/International Affairs from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Initially, he worked in business at Amtrak headquarters in Washington DC and then, as Manager of Marketing at Exide batteries of Horsh...

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The pilgrimage is part of this year’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Diocese of Scranton.  17th Diocese of Scranton Pilgrimage of Faith to Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington, DC will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Pilgrimage Cost:  $55/person +...

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MOST HOLY TRINITY      The Council of Nicea affirmed as doctrine for the church the fact of the Trinity. It affirmed what was found in Mt.28.19. "Go, baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…" All Christian churches that I am aware of affirm that God is a Trinity of persons. There is a dep...

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Newly Formed St. Boniface Senior Ministry to Reach Out to our Parishioners at Home. One of the needs identified on our parish survey was an outreach to seniors. As the first step in our outreach, we have just organized a number of volunteers who were trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. These volunteers are ready to travel ...

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Pentecost     The blending of the Jewish faith with Christianity was with us from the beginning. When the first communities following the "new way", as we were known early on, began to live out the mystery of Jesus Christ it was clear there was not a clear break between the two. One of the first truly public expre...

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END OF OPPORTUNITY The Easter season concludes on May 20th with the Feast of Pentecost. Easter was real game changer. With the renewal of the act of Baptism on Easter Day we took on a New Life, with New powers, in short, a New Day for us. This all takes place in the world of faith, which for us is reality. This reality is opposed ...

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St. Lawrence: We have a serious need for more Eucharistic ministers for weekend Mass at St. Lawrence. We have several EM's who have medical problems and two who are relocating. This ministry is an important component to allowing us to provide the Eucharist under both species. Please pray and see if you can contribute to this minist...

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The life of the Risen Lord has been poured out into our hearts. This risen life has come into us. Our faith confirms what Jesus has done. His entry into life was without any exceptions. Nothing of the human condition was avoided. This included the horrifying crucifixion. It was real and he truly suffered and died. Jesus did not die an ord...

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STAY ALERT When Jesus told his disciples at the Mt. of Olives to "Stay Awake", he did not want them to miss the "End Time". One needed to be awake to experience this moment. It might also be said to us. The Resurrection's seven weeks of observance are really a quite important time for us. I have emphasized th...

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Gospel JN 13:1-15 Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. So, during supper, fully aware that the Father ha...

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EASTER 2018 In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth and all that came to be on the earth. Creation was the first Grace. The first gift. The Jewish people who gradually came to worship one God came to understand their life as a gift from God. They took the human family a long way in understanding God's love for humanity....

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3/29   Holy Thursday   Mass 7 pm   St. Boniface 3/30   Good Friday       Mass 1 pm   St. Boniface 3/31   Holy Saturday    Blessing of Food   1 pm St. Boniface & 2.:30 pm St. Lawrence 3/31  &nb...

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After Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem, after the Last Supper, after his arrest, after being sentenced to death, in the very moment that he died on the cross, two significant things happen in Mark’s Gospel.  First, “the veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:38”). What is this ...

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Guide to Confession   Begin your confession with the sign of the cross, "In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. My last confession was _______ weeks (months, years) ago." The priest may read a passage from holy Scripture. Say the sins that you remember. Start with the one(s) that is m...

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The word passion comes from the word passio, which means suffering. Jesus frequently referred to an "hour" which was coming when he would be rejected and have to suffer. His disciples rejected that hour. A suffering Messiah was not possible. To that moment Peter said, "God forbid". You and I know the rest of the story....

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“Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12)   Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.[1] Len...

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MEDITATION (audio) on the image of Lazarus being raised from death. In his words and deeds, Jesus tells us, “I am the resurrection and the life.” It is only through him that we receive eternal life and move towards union with God.

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 St. Lawrence Parish  - There are signup sheets in the back of the church for St. Lawrence parish ministries. The information will be used to contact individuals who may have an interest in the opportunities available for service to our parish and our community.  Please sign up.  With your permission we will use your c...

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On Sunday May 13th, 2018 at 5 P.M. at St Joseph the Worker will be a Mass to celabrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Msgr McGough, Rev. Zipay and Rev Cummings.   SAVE THE DATE - MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!

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Msgr announced that a Healing Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the 9:00 AM mass. All in attendance will have the opportunity to be anointed. Those suffering from serious conditions will receive a sacramental anointing.

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Coffee and Donuts will be available this Sunday after 9 AM Mass in the lounge.  Please stop by and say hello!  Background - Msgr told the Parish Council of his desire to begin having coffee and donuts in the lounge of the church after the 9:00 AM Sunday mass twice a month.   It was decided that the first coffee...

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THE PASSION OF JESUS, THE PASSION OF HUMAN LIFE The Passion of Jesus is a word that encompasses all that Jesus suffered from, what is known as the agony in the garden to his final cry of death. We can easily extend that to his whole life which was filled with conflict, misunderstanding, hostility, rejection, and failure. I am sure ther...

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Over the next year, the Diocese of Scranton will be celebrating it's 150th anniversay.  On April 18, St. John Neumann Regional Academy is planning a celebration that includes a 10:00 am mass with Bishop Bambera.    ALL are welcome to attend.

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Treasures of the Church: St Joseph the Worker Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with his very special ministry to teach about these holy objects.  He will bring with him over 150 relics, some as old as...

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THE LENTEN CALL TO JOY One leg of the tripod of lent is the call to joy. None of us can insure for ourselves a continuous run of good things to support happiness from the outside. Sometimes life presents us with wonderful joys and then life is so good! But then again when clouds cover our days we have a sinking feeling of ennui. How to...

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Monsignor McGough, Pastor’s Corner....OUR CONTINUING JOURNEY...I said that for myself I would build my LENT on a tripod. The first leg I said is to deepen trust in God. This is what holiness is. It is what made Jesus the "font of all holiness". The second leg is the awareness of our CALL to Joy. The goodness of creation in...

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OUR LENTEN JOURNEY - This is one possible path for our Lenten journey. Probably the most important thing is to have a plan. There are certainly many paths. I suggest this one because it seems to correspond with our actual human experience and our nature. The FIRST PILLAR is to admit what is present, i.e., simply there! Essential to our ve...

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Erick Erickson's eight stages in life concludes with a looking back and evaluating ourselves. It is a self-evaluation. In doing this we have to be very honest. If not it would serve no useful purpose. You can even do it now. Particular examins exist in most religious disciplines wherein one examines themselves usually on a particular ...

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“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and...

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