Announcement to the Virgin Mary– November 26, 2017


St. Anthony & St. George Mass Schedule: November 12th –26th


Attention:  There will be NO 9:00 a.m. MASS on Friday, Dec. 8th, instead there will be a special mass at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church with a coffee hour to follow.


Announcement to the Virgin Mary – St. Anthony & St. George – November 25th – 26th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Sadie Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Kathy Burke by Joseph and AnnMarie Blaum       

                                             10:00 a.m.     Daniel John Volovic Sr. by Loving Family

                                                                  Sandra M. John by Mr. and Mrs. James Austin


Monday – Friday – St. Anthony & St. George – November 27th – December 1st

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Sharon Lumbis


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Pete Monseur by Rose Mary Monseur and Family


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     A Healing mass for Roxanne by Friends


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Maryann Spagnoulo


Visitation of the Virgin to Elizabeth – St. Anthony & St. George – December 2nd – 3rd

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Jimmy Monseur by Rose Mary Monseur and Family


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     All Souls in Purgatory by Pastor

         10:00 a.m.     Margaret Ann Volovic by Loving Family

                              Francis (Yogi) Michael by Family


Monday – Friday – St. George Chapel – December 4th – 8th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Hanna Karam Sr. by Pastor


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Subdeacon Crosby and Jackie Sparks


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Joe and Audrey Thomas


 * Fri.       7:00 p.m.    Altar & Rosary Members, living and Deceased

                                 Mass will be at St. Anthony Church with a coffee hour to follow


Birth of St. John the Baptist – St. Anthony & St. George – December 9th – 10th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Matthew Kasmark by Frank and Theresa Kasmark and Family

                                 Anne Slavish by Husband Charles, Children and Grandchildren

                                 Marcella Thomas by Mimi Bereznak and Jean Decker


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Fooli Karam (Pastors Grandmother) by Pastor

            10:00 a.m.     George Nackley by Children and Families


Sanctuary Offerings: November 26th – December 2nd


* To request Sanctuary Offerings, call Sadie Ann Deeb 570-479-3738 *


Bread                                                                         Wine

Sandy John by Donna Bedwick                                   Thomas Mulroy by Sadie Ann Deeb

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick                            Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


Sanctuary Candle

Sandy John by Donna Bedwick

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


Offerings to the Parish: The week of November 12th & 19th


November 12th



Collection          Novena           Candles           Energy            Assessment         TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

$ 2,010.00          $ 14.00             $ 74.35            $ 70.00            $  0.00                  $ 2,168.35


Second collection total:  168.08   Maronite Patriarchal Charities – All proceeds from this collection are sent directly to our Patriarch for his charitable works.



November 19th



Collection          Novena           Candles           Energy            Assessment         TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

$ 1,188.00          $ 20.00             $ 25.00            $ 3.00              $  13.00                $ 1,249.00


Second collection total:  155.00   Catholic University of America – This collection provides funding for academic scholarships at CUA. Our own seminarians are given a 50% discount in tuition.


Thank You and God Bless You!


Confession: Examine your conscience…



Here is a useful question to help you to examine your conscience…  

Have I indulged in boasting or vainglory? 

A Prayer:  If I were to say I have not sinned, I would be deceiving no one but myself. 

Help me with your grace to examine myself in Your Presence.


Feast Days for the Week: The week of November 26th – December 2nd


Opening of the Liturgical Year                               

Tuesday:               St. James Intercisus, Martyr

Thursday:             St. Andrew, Apostle; St. Beshai, Confessor           



We would like to wish a Happy Birthday & Anniversary to…


Happy Birthday!                        

Aileen Overmen 11/25               Joseph Ellis 11/25                           James Learn 11/25

Dolores Koury 11/30                 Dorothy Monseur 12/1                   Anne Bedwick 12/2         

Nicholas Chekan 12/2                Raymond Joseph 12/2                    Beth Anne Punko 12/5

Matthew Cuddy 12/10               Kevin Nordmark 12/10                 


Happy Anniversary!


John and Mitzie Michael 11/26                            Tom and Christine Collis 12/1


Parishioners: Please say Prayers for those in need…


Leo Ziegler             Sharon Ellis               Stanley Madaya               Elizabeth Borek

Sadie Saba             Amy George              Dennis Knepper              Jonathon Knepper

John Becker           Jemiel Grant              Ronnie Kasmark              Mary Bonczewski

Vera Michael          Helen Joseph             Carol Ann Decker


Father of goodness and love; hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health

and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this

 through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.





MRE:  Classes will be the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 11:00a.m. in the Church Hall of St. Anthony & St. George (Park Ave).


MYO:  7th to 12th grade. Meetings will be held the 4th Sunday of each month at 11:00a.m. in the Church Hall of St. Anthony & St. George (Park Ave). Other meetings & activities will be decided amongst the group and their mentor.

Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events


Altar Boys Meeting:  We would like to invite all boys who received first holy communion, and wish to participate in serving on the altar to come to our first meeting, where we can plan for the upcoming events, it will be December 3rd following 10:00 a.m. liturgy, if you wish to participate and can't make the meeting please contact me at, hope to see you all!!


Novena:   Every Monday novena is held at St. George Chapel. Praying the rosary begins at 3:30p.m., with novena to follow at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Christmas Poinsettia Sale:  It is that very special time of year and we will be selling Christmas flowers in the rear of the church for 2 weeks only! The price is $7.00. We will be selling the flowers this weekend and Dec 2nd and 3rd. Thank you again for your continued support and help in decorating the Church as you remember your loved ones.


Special Mass:  There will be a special mass on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. at

St. Anthony Church for The Altar and Rosary Members both living and deceased; with a coffee hour to follow.


MRE Christmas Play and Party:  The play will be immediately after 10:00 a.m. mass, please stay to watch and support our beautiful children while they perform a short Christmas play and sing a couple Christmas carols. After the play there will be the Christmas party for the children with coffee and cake for all adults. The date of this event will be posted in next week’s bulletin.


Lottery Ticket Return Deadline:   Please return your lottery ticket stubs and tickets even if they are unsold (checks can be made payable to: St. Anthony and St. George Church) in an envelope addressed to Georgette Austin by dropping it in the basket or by mail (210 Blackman St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702)  by December 10th.


Altar & Rosary Society News


Annual Christmas Luncheon:   The A&R would like to invite all ladies of our parish to reserve their seat for the Annual Christmas celebration luncheon. The luncheon will be held at Gus Gennetti (Wilkes-Barre), Sunday, December 10th following mass. To be able to participate in the gift exchange you must bring a surprise gift-wrapped and then turn the Christmas gift in for the exchange. Each gift exchange Lady will receive a gift exchange ticket. The gift is a minimum of a $10 value. The cost for the luncheon is $25.00 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Christa Langdon at 570-262-6283 or

Lisa Thomas at 570-507-4193.




Always Giving Thanks – Even After Thanksgiving


This past week we celebrated in this country – “Thanksgiving”. For most of us it was a time of turkey, feasting and football. Across our country parades were held and black Friday followed. Some stores are now opening late on Thanksgiving Day, people even use the term “Black Thursday”. The Christmas decorations seem to go up earlier and earlier each year. But Thanksgiving Day should not be the only day of giving thanks.


“Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the Lord Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His loving kindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.”

- Psalm 100

It would be good for us to remember that when this psalm was written there was no such thing as “Thanksgiving” day. This psalm was written long before there were pilgrims in America, long before turkeys were stuff and so were the people eating them. This psalm was written long before there were parades and football games, long before America became a country, but it is plain that this psalm is a psalm of thanksgiving none the less.

You see, thanksgiving does not need to be centered around some special date we set on a calendar. Thanksgiving, will be and has always been a matter of action and of the heart. So please remember what is truly important in life and to always give thanks to Our Lord.