Masses for the Week
Join In Singing
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Among the most the vital of our responsibilities as a community of faith, is sharing in worship with one another. Our Sunday celebration, the Mass, is best celebrated when we all participate. All hymns are located in the misalette.
A donation in memory of Helen Bullock was received from Paul F. Collins and is gratefully acknowledged.
In partnership with the Churches of the Coatesville Area, we are participating in the Annual Operation Thanksgiving Food Drive this weekend. Donations of boxed stuffing mix are being received at our Church as a part of the holiday food baskets for distribution to the needy of our community. Thank you for your kind response! Look for us to be engaged in a similiar community campaign of charity at Christmas.
There are all sorts and kinds of birthday parties. Church buildings as well as the people who use them have anniversaries for their beginnings. Today it is for Our Savior's Basilica and Saint John's Baptistry, the pope's cathedral as bishop of the people of Rome. We belong to the "Roman family" in the church, so it is our feast too. Celebrate the Lord's coming! God's people are truly the place of Christ's presence in the world. We would all do well to celebrate the birthday of our own church or parish or community of faith, acknowledging Christ's presence with thanks.
A Pastoral Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 17th, at 7:30pm. We will meet in the Rectory. All Pastoral Council members are urged to attend.
Any boy or girl wishing to become an altar server please sign up in the back of the church, or contact Mr. Vince Krupansky. You must be in fourth grade or older. Thank you. Lessons will begin in November.
Birthright of West Chester offers women in unplanned pregnancies alternatives to abortion. These women come seeking information on prenatal care, housing, day care and adoption. Birthright is busier than ever in their 15 year history, and more volunteers are needed to extend their hours of availability. There will be an informational meeting for new volunteers on Wednesday, November 12th, at 7:00pm. If interested, please call them at 436-0773.
A Family Perspective
Jesus was disappointed when He saw people selling inside the temple. Disappointed is a normal part of all relationships. Married couples disappoint each other. Parents are disappointed by their children, and children by their parents, but they must never give up on each other.
7th Annual Prayer Service
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Department for AIDS Ministry will sponsor the 7th Annual Prayer Service, on Sunday November 23rd at 2:30pm in the Cathedral Chapel of Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica. Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, D.D., Vicar for Adminstration, will be the celebrant, and Father John T. Maher, C.M. Administrator of AIDS Ministry Department will be the homilist. "A Time of Remembrance and Thanksgiving" is intended for persons living with HIV/AIDS, family members and caregivers, and all who are committed to supporting people impacted by AIDS. A reception with light refreshments will be held after the service. For further information, please contact Father John Maher at (215)587-3839.
90th Anniversary Event
As a special 90th Anniversary event, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church will be hosting the appearance of Grace Markay in concert this Sunday, November 9th, at 3:00pm. Ms. Markay is a songwriter and recording artist of Contemporary Religious Music, who leads her audience through a spiritual journey in song and reflection. A reception over light refreshments will follow. All are cordially invited to attend.
Pierogie Making Session
Thank you a million times for the wonderful turn-out to make Pierogies last week. Forty showed up, and had breakfast with Bob. (Thank you, Bob Shesko). Looking forward to seeing you all next Saturday, November 15th for our final session. We made 189 dozen so far - our goal is 275. Help us make it!! Bob will be serving breakfast again!
Christmas Bazaar - Sunday, December 7th - 9:00 to 2:00. Please keep working on your projects.