Weekly Bulletins and Quarterly Newsletters/Bulletins and Newsletters
A Word from the Pastor Christ is risen, Alleluia He is risen indeed, Alleluia! The Acts of the Apostles portray Saint Peter and his fellow apostles as men of courage and boldness in preaching the Gospel message and proclaiming the Resurrection of Jesus. Their faith and hope have been renewed by the Risen Jesus and they have been empowered by the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is their personal conviction and their commitment to share the Good News that so attracts others and motivates them to embrace faith in Jesus Christ. May our newly-confirmed young parishioners continue to grow in their commitment to follow the way of Jesus and, like the apostles of old, to give bold witness to their faith in the Risen Lord! And may the Holy Spirit continue to lead us in sustaining a holy and faithful parish community at Saint Elizabeth, for unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it. Msgr. Thomas M. Mullin RCIA– Inquiry News Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Our inquiry group meets on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. As Jesus said to the first disciples: “Come and see.” For more information, please contact Deacon Jim Bogdan at email@example.com or 610-646-6535. Parish Staff News Our Director of Facilities, Mrs. Sally Tornetta, will be leaving the parish staff at the end of April in order to begin a full-time mission assignment sponsored by the Neocatechumenal Way. Please remember Sally in your prayers as she follows the Lord’s call to serve others in pastoral ministry. All of us on the parish staff are grateful to Sally for her five years of committed service here at Saint Elizabeth. Her primary work has been the supervision of the maintenance & custodial staff and her coordination of technology needs for the ministry center and education center. A search committee to enlist Sally’s replacement will be organized in the immediate future. Mass Intentions for the Week April 13-14: Third Sunday of Easter Saturday, 5:30 PM- James Williams Sunday, 8:00 AM- Robert Forrest Sunday, 9:30 AM- People of Saint Elizabeth Sunday, 11:30 AM- Peter Caruso, Sr. Monday, 7:30 AM- Helena Mitchell (3rd Ann) Tuesday, 7:30 AM- Genevieve Rzucidlo (3rd Ann) Wednesday, 7:30 AM- Pasquale Colletti Friday, 7:30 AM- Maureen Franks Saturday, 8:30 AM- Robert McNally (1st Ann) April 20-21: Fourth Sunday of Easter Saturday, 5:30 PM- Margaret Molnar Sunday, 8:00 AM- Domenica Sano Sunday, 9:30 AM- James Williams Sunday, 11:30 AM- People of Saint Elizabeth Readings: Acts of the Apostles 13/14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Revelation 7/9, 14-17; John 10/27-30. Monday Exposition: All are welcome to spend time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament in the daily Mass chapel between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Mondays. Please remember to pray for those whose names are listed in the Prayer Ministry Book outside the chapel. Prayer Corner All are asked to remember in prayer all those who are ill, including: Antony Ayres; Joseph Bendig; Lawrence Brescia; Kelly Cross; Andrea DePaol; Cherianne Johnson; Colleen Kane; Cristiane Muraro-Irey; Daria La Torre; Sr. Helen Loretta Mc Adams, IHM; Barbara Mullin; Sharon Neumann; Irene Plower; Robert Schreier and Carla Short. We also remember those who have died, including Patrick Harney, son of Rita Stecklair and brother of Michael Harney; Edward Schmitz, father of William Schmitz and Patricia Thompson, mother of Sheila Williams. May the Lord grant all our departed loved ones eternal rest! Sound System Coordinator Needed With the upcoming work transfer of the current coordinator, Brett Roberts, we need someone to coordinate the sound system set-up in church, schedule technicians for individual weekend Masses, etc. If interested, contact Msgr. Mullin ASAP at 610-321-1200. Pastoral Outreach News Poor Box Program: 3 weekends left! We have a unique opportunity to help provide meals for the children of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The money you put in our poor box will be used to purchase supplies to prepare meals that we will prepare here at Saint Elizabeth on June 8 and send to Burkina Faso. Last year, we packaged 14,000 meals that were sent directly to Africa. This year, we would like to send as many meals or more. Thank you for your generosity! Casserole Program: Last weekend we collected 46 casseroles for Saint John’s Hospice. Thank you to the parishioners who made them! If you forgot your casserole because of Easter weekend, you can bring one on the weekend of May 11-12. Donations drop off during the nice weather months but the number of men that are fed does not decline. Pans can be picked up in the narthex. If you have questions about the program, please contact Jen Bauhaus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Angie Fiore (email@example.com). Thank you for your generous support of this ministry! Baptism News The next sessions of Pre-Jordan I: Preparing for Your Child’s Baptism and Pre-Jordan II: A Call to Christian Parenting will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 AM. All sessions are held in the ministry center. To schedule Pre-Jordan and/or to arrange for a baptism, please call the ministry center (610-321-1200). First Holy Communion News Congratulations to the following children who will be receiving their First Holy Communion next weekend: Saturday, 5:30 PM: Erinne Bresler; Gianna Callahan; Olivia Ceglia; Tanner Di Lullo; Isaac Durkin; Morgan Franciscus; Meghan Godoy; Brianna Johnson; Shane Lear; Noah Lucas; Julia Marasco; Kelly O’Connor; Jenna Perrault; Nathan and Molly Unger. Sunday, 11:30 AM: Thomas Ashe; Benton Berselli; Ryan Christman; Ashleigh Ebert; Aidan Flaherty; Joshua Hillestad; Rylee Hughes; Joseph Kish; Ava Lebresco; Braeden Mathews; Adelaide Mathis; Margaret and Jillian McNamara; Kevin Miller; Ella Nugent; Jacob O’Donnell; Samantha Sgarra; Justin Thais; Thuy-Tien Tran; Margaret Traynor. Parish School News Drama Club: All are welcome to attend a performance by our Drama Club this Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM in the education center gymnasium. Wax Museum: Our third graders will once again turn the gymnasium into a “Wax Museum” this Friday, April 19, as they dress up as important people in history and relate a few facts about what made those people so special. For info, call 610-646-6540. March Madness Spirit Day: Our students recently enjoyed a March Madness Spirit Day, when they donned their favorite team’s jersey or sweatshirt. The fifth through eighth graders participated in a March Madness basketball tournament which was won by the eighth grade. Great job to all! Registration: Registration is now open for the 2013-2014 school year, with openings in all grade levels, K-8. For information and a registration packet, call Liz at 610-646-6540. Senior Adult Ministry (SAM) SAM Game Day: Game Day will resume on the 4th Wednesday of the month, starting April 24, at 10:30 AM in the MMC. If you are at least 60 years young, come and join in our popular game day event to play a board or card game and enjoy some light refreshments. There is no charge and it is a great opportunity for fellowship with other parishioners. Call 610-321-1200 to RSVP. : SAM is sponsoring a one-day pilgrimage on Wednesday, May 1, to the National Centre for Padre Pio located at 111 Barto Road, Barto, PA. For more info, visit http://www.padrepio.org/Default.aspx. All are welcome to join SAM to car pool to Barto. We will meet in front of the church at 9:00 AM. After the visit, all are welcome to have lunch together at the Pied Piper Restaurant. Call the office (610-321-1200) to RSVP and indicate if you would like to ride with someone or if you would like to be a car pool driver. Adult Faith Formation: Year of Faith I Believe Series: Book of the Month: The Year of Faith book for April is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: An Ordinary Christian by Maria De Lorenzo. Pier Giorgio was athletic and handsome and loved to pull pranks and participate in extreme sports all the while using his wealth to help the poor. He was an ordinary man who succeeded in finding holiness in everyday life - a quick enlightening read! Welcome New Parishioners Saint Elizabeth parish warmly welcomes the following families who registered during March: Paul & Julie Ashley; Neil & Lynn Doveala; Kenneth & Freda Goetze; Brian & Holly Hess; Eric & Beth Klein and Kimaravel & Maria Kalyanasundaram. Welcome one and all! Stewardship Day of Service (SDOS) Over 300 parishioners have registered for the Stewardship Day of Service to be held this Saturday, April 20. Volunteers will be receiving an email from their site leader by April 15. If you have not already done so, please submit the Acknowledgment and Release form to the parish office. If you did not register for SDOS and would like to participate, or if you have questions, please contact Gen Miceli (610-646-6550 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Youth Ministry News Middle School Youth Group: Next meeting is this Friday, April 19 - Magnificent Miracles! Come and see about the coolest miracles in the Church. Taco bar & ice cream sundaes, too. High School Youth Group: Summer Mission Trip is filling up fast, sign up now! Kairos 10 Reunion this Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 PM in the CLC. Regular meetings every Tuesday in the CLC, 7:00-8:30 PM. Friends always welcome! Young Adults: This week at CYACC - Dr. Bozza: Cooperation with Evil! Check out www.cyacc.org for details about weekly events and periodic social activities. Saint Elizabeth Athletic Ministry (SEAM) The SEAM Board is in need of a webmaster to help coordinate our site. This is a vital part of our registration and communication, but takes just a little effort from the right person. Please contact Amy Deedy if you are able to help out. Financial Corner Thank you for your consistent financial support of our parish community throughout the year. Regular Collection for Sunday, March 30-31 Weekend Contributions: $17,993.00 [distinct from Easter collection] Midweek & Auto-Giving: $ 9,129.50 Total Regular Collection: $27,122.50 Number of adult envelope contributions: 558 Easter Collection: To date we have received a total of $64,738.96 from 924 attributable donors for this year’s Easter collection. Thanks for your generous support! for regular collection contributions to the parish. To receive an electronic copy of the authorization form and/or if you have questions about Auto-Giving, please email Sam Venuti (email@example.com) or call 610-646-6515. Special Events and Meetings RCIA & Inquiry: Mondays, 7:00 PM, St. John Baptist and B201 SEAM Board: Monday (4/15), 7:00 PM, St. Matthew Sister Parish Planning Team: Monday (4/15), 7:00 PM, St. John Joseph’s People: Monday (4/15), 7:00 PM, St. Luke Finance Council: Tuesday (4/16), 7:00 PM, St. John High School Youth Group: Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, CLC Cub Scouts: Wednesday (4/17), 6:00 PM, CLC Legion of Mary: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, St. Luke Middle School Youth Group: Friday (4/19), 7:00 PM, social hall & CLC Stewardship Day of Service: Saturday (4/20), 8:30 AM Mass in church Adult Faith Formation Committee: Monday (4/22), 7:00 PM, St. Luke Technology Advisory Committee: Monday (4/22), 7:00 PM, St. Mark Pastoral Council: Tuesday (4/23), 7:00 PM, St. John Committee for New Evangelization: Thursday (4/25). 7:00 PM, St. Luke and St. John Joyful Voices Choir: Thursday (4/25), 7:30 PM, church Other Activities of Interest Piano Lessons: Parishioner interested in teaching piano to your children. Discounts for siblings. Educational program for children 3 ½ years old. For more info, email Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.keys2music.biz.
Saturday, 13 April 2013