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OUR NEXT BUS TRIP IS A SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE TO EMMITSBURG, MD: On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, we will visit and tour 2 sites: The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at Mount St. Mary’s and the Basilica of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. DETAILS: We will depart the church at 9:30 a.m. (PLEASE BRING…

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National Foster Care Month

MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH: This month we celebrate all the people who help children in foster care, especially the foster parents who have opened their hearts and homes to provide a safe place for children in need. As the number of children entering foster care grows every year, more foster parents are needed…

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Upcoming Community Events

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW): Please join us for our next meeting! We would love to see you there to share in fellowship. We will hold a meeting on this Sunday, May 19, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Mass, gathering in the Kolbe Room. We are hoping this time will be more convenient for some of you. See you there!

CYE REGISTRATION for the 2019 – 2020 year will take place on Sunday, May 19, in the Cafeteria. Registration for grades K – 8 will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please consider stopping in to register as you bring your children to class. Registration fee is thirty dollars to cover the costs of books. Children who are entering 1st grade should begin CYE since the Diocese of Harrisburg requires two years of religious instruction before receiving Penance and Holy Communion. If you have questions, call Helen McMenamin, at the Parish Office. 

EOS COLLECTION: On the weekend of May 18/19, the Knights of Columbus of Bloomsburg will hold its annual collection for EOS Therapeutic Riding Center. Thank you for your generous donations towards this local nonprofit corporation, which provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs. 

HEALING MASS: Fr. John Campoli, I.V. Dei will celebrate a Healing Mass at St. John Bosco Church, Conyngham at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. All are welcome.

RACE FOR EDUCATION: On Thursday, May 24, St Columba School will hold its annual Race for Education event, which will benefit students and faculty and is an important fundraiser for the school.
Monsignor Lawrence has graciously agreed to walk again this year and he needs church members to sponsor him. Please take a sponsor sheet from the students standing at the doors this coming Sunday or pick one up in the church office. You can return your sponsor sheets in the collection basket or church office during regular business hours. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 5707845932. Thank you in advance for your continued support of St Columba School.

QUO VADIS DAYS 2019: Attention all Catholic young men, ages 15 – 25. QVD will be held June 23 – 27, 2019 at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. These days will give you the opportunity to learn how to discern your vocation and learn more about the priesthood. Please contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657- 4804, ext. 282 with questions or for a registration packet or on the website at $50.00 Registration Fee. All other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration deadline is June 7.

FIAT DAYS 2019: Attention all Catholic young women ages 15 – 25. Fiat Days will be held June 30 – July 3, 2019 at Mount St. Mary’s University and Seminary. These days will give you the oppor-tunity to learn how to discern your vocation and learn more about consecrated life. Please contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 with questions or for a registration packet or on the website at $50.00 Registration Fee. All other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration deadline is June 14. 

This Week in Our Parish

for the week of May 19, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Mass
9:10 a.m. – CYE Classes – Last Class
10:30 a.m. – Mass
11:45 a.m. – PCCW Meeting
Blue – Gold Banquet
6:00 p.m. – Life Teen -“A Fight Worth Fighting”

7:00 p.m. – Irish Class
7:30 p.m. – Volleyball

5:00 p.m. – Instrumental Practice
5:30 p.m. – Cadettes
6:00 p.m. – Boy/Cub Scouts
6:00 p.m. – Board of Education
7:00 p.m. – Adult Choir

7:00 p.m. – Bell Choir

Race for Education
6:00 p.m. – Scout Bridging Ceremony

8:30 a.m. – School Mass

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Sacrament of Penance
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Sacrament of Penance
5:00 p.m. – Mass

Next Sunday:
8:00 a.m. – Mass
10:30 a.m. – Mass
11:30 a.m. – Baptisms
NO Life Teen

BLESSED MOTHER CANDLE: In loving Memory of Jack Koch (Scott, DeBeth Koch & Family).

ST. GIANNA CANDLE: In loving Memory of Dorothy Valeski (Alex & Judy Dubil).  

Mass Schedule for the Week

SUNDAY/May 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. Deacon Martin McCarthy (Kathleen Hogan) 
10:30 a.m. People of the Parish 

MONDAY/May 20, 2019
7:30 a.m. James Wheeler (Staniszewski Family)

TUESDAY/May 21, 2019
7:30 a.m. Raymond & Rhea Kreuzer (Family)

WEDNESDAY/May 22, 2019
7:30 a.m. Special Intention (Lenzini Howe

THURSDAY/May 23, 2019
7:30 a.m. Anna Gosdick (Karen Miller)

FRIDAY/May 24, 2019
7:30 a.m. Roy Joseph Seabridge (Terry
8:30 a.m. Dennis Tuza (Matthew & Kelli Calleri
& Family)

SATURDAY/May 25, 2019
8:00 a.m. Regina Oszko
5:00 p.m. Dennis & Patricia Mosteller (Carol

SUNDAY/May 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. People of the Parish
10:30 a.m. Zenon Mironsky (Alina & Les


Prepare for the Word of the Lord

Paul and Barnabas proclaimed the word of the Lord in Lystra, Iconium, Antioch, Pisidia, Pamphylia, Perga, and Attalia; they reported to the people what God had done for them, in them, and through them. They were able to find success in their preaching in many places because of the power of the Spirit. It is the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit in our lives who enable us to do the Lord’s work.
We too are called to be disciples (followers of the Lord) and then apostles (those sent by the Lord).
Msgr. Bob Lawrence  

Readings for this coming Sunday, May 19, 2019
Acts 14: 21 – 27.
Psalm 145: 8 – 13. Revelation 21: 1 – 5a.
John 13: 31 – 35.           

Sponsor of the Week

We would like to thank the Sponsor of the Week
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for sponsoring an ad in our weekly bulletin. 

Parish Stewardship

May 12, 2019 – $12,010
May 13, 2018 – $13,835

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