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MAY HE REST IN THE PEACE OF THE LORD
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. John Ventura, who died on January 21, 2022. The parish community of Saint Columba Church extends its deepest sympathies to his family, relatives, and friends on their loss.

MAY SHE REST IN THE PEACE OF THE LORD
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Elaine Superdock, who died on January 18, 2022. The parish community of Saint Columba Church extends its deepest sympathies to her family, relatives, and friends on their loss.

MASKING ENCOURAGED
With the COVID risk so high right now, everyone in the body of the church is encouraged to wear a face-covering during the celebration of Holy Mass as an act of charity and love. Thank you!

CANDLEMAS & THE FEAST OF THE FLAME OF LOVE OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
St. Joseph Church, Danville on Wednesday, February 2.

6:30: Blessing of the Candles – Father Timothy Marcoe.
6:35: Holy Mass 7:25: Reflection – Setting Hearts Ablaze with Mary’s Flame of Love.
7:30 Flame of Love Rosary
8:15 Passing the Flame.
Feel free to bring candles and sacramentals to be blessed.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD is returning. We are recruiting! You are invited to join us as we share God’s word with children in Kindergarten through grade 6. Training, clearance application and assistance, and liturgy guidance (book guide) are provided. Please call the office if you are interested.

THE GREETER MINISTRY IS NOW RECRUITING
We are looking for greeters to help make all of our liturgies special. Please consider helping us out. A friendly face at the doors of the church can be life-changing. Please email needw@aol.com or call the parish office. We would love to have you join us.

SCHOLARSHIP
The Harrisburg Diocese Council of Catholic Women Scholarship Committee invites high school senior girls to apply for a $1000 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education. Applicants must be sponsored by a relative who is a member of a parish CCW, and both applicants and sponsors must reside in the Harrisburg Diocese. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 31. Contact Joyce Scott at (717) 737-0927 or hdccwscholarship@gmail.com for more information or to secure an application packet.

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St. Columba’s Music Ministry has a Virtual Choir Playlist that is available here. Video/audio by Catherine Chayko, Music Director. (OneLicense Number M-400986)

REMINDER: All our Mass and Music videos are available on the Saint Columba Parish YouTube Channel.

This Week in Our Parish

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK:
We are beginning our annual celebration of Catholic Schools’ Week next Sunday, January 30 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

BLESSING OF THROATS
We will bless throats after all the Masses the weekend of February 6. 

THAT MAN IS YOU (TMIY) is restarting on February 5 at 6:30 am in the upstairs Parish Center.

SCOUT SUNDAY is February 6.
The Scouts will be collecting canned goods at the doors before 8:00 a.m. Mass and the 10:30 a.m. Mass on that day to take to the Food Cup-board. Please support this initiative to feed the hungry and celebrate Scout Sunday!

MASS FOR THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK will be celebrated Sunday, February 13, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass here at St. Columba.

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY CAMPUS MASS is now held at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays in Kehr 345B.

MASS TIME CHANGE AT CHRIST THE KING, BENTON
Saturday Vigil Mass time will change to 4:00 p.m. with confession from 3:15 – 3:45. This will remain for the winter months. It was previously 5:00 p.m. 

CYE HELP NEEDED
CYE exists to assist parents to educate their children into their Catholic faith. For CYE to do this, we need your assistance to teach and support the CYE Program. We are looking for substitute teachers for most grade levels. Please contact Joe Mullen at 784-0801 for additional information.

LIFE TEEN
LifeTeen is on hold temporarily. We will be back.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Save the date for VBS this year: July 11 to July 15. Same time: 9 am to 12 noon. Hope to see you all there. Watch the bulletin for registration information.

DIOCESAN SAVE THE DATES FOR 2021-22
April 2, 2022 – Diocesan Men’s Conference
Sponsored by Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
Primary Audience – Men of the Diocese of Harrisburg


Parish Stewardship

January 23, 2022 – $ 10,659
January 24, 2021 – $ 7,898


This Week’s Offering – Weekly
Next Week’s Offering – Weekly
Second Collection- Propagation of the Faith


DIOCESAN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN as of 1/22/2022
ASSESSMENT – $96,150
PLEDGED – $101,667 
% OF GOAL – 103%
GIVERS – 223

THE SURPLUS WILL BE APPLIED TO NEXT YEAR’S DAC ASSESSMENT.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED US MEET OUR GOAL!


Mass Schedule for this Week

SUNDAY/January 23, 2022
8:00 a.m. People of the Parish
10:30 a.m. Carmen Calleri (Luschas Family)

TUESDAY/January 25, 2022 
7:30 a.m. Ed & Alice Szymczak (Alise Seibert & Family) 

WEDNESDAY/January 26, 2022 
7:30 a.m. Joan Garrison (The Cantores) 

THURSDAY/January 27, 2022 
7:30 a.m. Int. of Alicia Smiley (Marion & Bernie Staniszewski) 

FRIDAY/January 28, 2022 
7:30 a.m. Special Intention (Lenzini Howe Family) 

SATURDAY/January 29, 2022 
8:00 a.m. Angela Boublis (Luschas Family) 
5:00 p.m. Winnie & Francis Casey (Kathy & Jeff Stone) 

SUNDAY/January 30, 2022 
8:00 a.m. People of the Parish 
10:30 a.m. David Pollard Sr. (Fr. Mowery) 


ALTAR FLOWERS
Intentions of an Anonymous donor

BLESSED MOTHER CANDLE
In Loving Memory of Michael S. Billets (Karen Miller)

ST. JOSEPH CANDLE
In Loving Memory of Marianne Coratello (Mike & Pat Weinhofer)

ST. GIANNA CANDLE
In Loving Memory of Carmen Calleri (Carol Ozlanski)

ST. COLUMBA CANDLE
Contact the Parish Office if you would like to sponsor this candle

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE AN ARRANGEMENT OF FLOWERS FOR IN FRONT OF THE ALTAR for a special occasion, special intention, or in memory of a loved one, please call or visit the parish office. The donation for the flowers is $100.

Hearing the Word of the Lord

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Oftentimes a prophet was not accepted because of the message that he preached. Jesus Himself was not accepted in His own native town. The prophets still proclaimed the word of God out of love for their people. Whether accepted or not, we are called to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ. Whatever we say or do needs to be done in a loving way, as St. Paul writes in his word: “Love is patient, love is kind, …. Love never fails.”


Be Prepared for the Word of the Lord

Readings for Sunday, January 23, 2022
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Nehemiah 8: 2 – 6, 8 – 10
Psalm 19: 8 – 10, 15
I Corinthians 12: 12 – 30
Luke 1: 1 – 4, 14 – 21


Readings for Sunday, January 30, 2022
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Jeremiah 1: 4 – 5, 17 – 19
Psalm 71: 1 – 6, 15, 17
I Corinthians 12: 13-31
Luke 4: 21 – 30


Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Part Three: Life in Christ
SECTION TWO: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

The Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit adultery

What is involved in the virtue of chastity? 
The virtue of chastity involves an apprenticeship in self-mastery as an expression of human freedom directed towards self-giving. An integral and continuing formation, which is brought about in stages, is necessary to achieve this goal. 

Sponsor of the Week

We would like to thank the Sponsor of the Week
KEY PARTNERS REALTY:
MARYLIL A. TOMBASCO

for sponsoring an ad in our weekly bulletin. 

CELL PHONE FRAUD
Please be aware that another round of similar text messages from someone pretending to be our Pastor and asking for iTunes gift cards is happening again. Please know that these scammers are becoming savvier and savvier and that this crime is being committed all across the country, stealing thousands of dollars from good-hearted people. Also, know that no one from our Parish will ever contact you to ask for monetary help. Anytime you receive a text presumably from our Pastor or anyone from the Parish, double-check the original cell phone number AND call the Parish Office. NEVER give a caller any personal information. Fraudulent calls and text messages can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission and we encourage you to do so.


UPDATED: A FOUNDATION TO BUILD UPON
The Diocese has created a special page that contains several resources, including some Frequently Asked Questions and court documents. Visit the Diocese Information page to learn about this process.


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