5th Sunday of Resurrection  – May 14, 2017



St. Anthony † St. George Mass Schedule for: May 14th – May 28th, 2017


Second Collection: Will be held on May 28th for: Catholic Communications Campaign


Fifth Sunday of the Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George – May 13th – 14th

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

                                 John Patoka by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nockley

                                 John and Theresa Banashefski and Son by Family


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Lisa Blaum by Samantha Yanora and Family

            10:00 a.m.     All Mothers by Pastor … Happy Mother’s Day!


Monday – Friday –  St. George Chapel – May 15th – 19th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Angie Webby –Wrhel by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tabit


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     William Elias by Anne Bedwick


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     Joe Lakkis by Samir Maroun


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     Angie Webby –Wrhel by Mr. and Mrs. John Bereznak


Sixth Sunday of the Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George – May 20th – 21st

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Tony Decker Jr. by Mimi and John Bereznak

                                 Mary (Mae) C. Ellis by Bob and Maggie Buchanan


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     JoAnn Lewis by Mr. and Mrs. William Trusko

            10:00 a.m.     Theresa C. Habib by Victor Habib and Family


Monday – Friday –  St. George Chapel – May 22nd – 26th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Angie Webby –Wrhel by Samira Chamoun


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Patricia Douts by Michael and Anne Kasper


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     Michael Elias by Subdeacon Crosby and Jackie Sparks  


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     JoAnn Lewis by Rick and Pat Gazanski


Seventh Sunday of the Resurrection – St. Anthony & St. George – May 27th – 28th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Leo Nockley by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nockley

                                 William and Ann Shehwen by Rosemary and Roy Bartlett

                                 JoAnn Lewis by Jean Decker

                                 Peter Bonczewski by Family


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Special Intention by Pastor

            10:00 a.m.     Joseph and Zini Ellis, Family living and deceased by Grandchildren

                                 Anthony and Angie Khalife by Children and Grandchildren

Sanctuary Offerings: The week of May 14th – May 20th, 2017


* To request Sanctuary Offerings, call Sadie Ann Deeb 570-283-0226 *


Bread                                                                       Wine     

JoAnn Lewis by Jemiel Grant                                     JoAnn Lewis by Pauline and Bill Evans

Viola Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick                        Viola Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick     


Sanctuary Candle

JoAnn Lewis by Pauline and Bill Evans

Viola Bedwick by Raymond Bedwick  


Offerings to the Parish: The week of May 7th, 2017



Collection       Novena        Candles      Grotto       Energy        Assessment      TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

$ 2,095.00       $ 15.00         $ 14.00        $  0.00       $ 116.00      $  10.00           $ 2,250.00


Second Collection: National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon:   $ 698.75. All funds collected are sent from the Chancery directly to our Shrine in North Jackson, OH.


Thank You and God Bless You!


Confession: Examine your conscience…



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


Have I used God’s name in vain by way of profanity? Do I make a habit of using

God’s name or the name of Jesus Christ when I am angry or cursing someone?

Do you think He deserves to be treated so callously by using His name in anger?


Forgive us, Lord, for the way we disrespect you - for our lack of reverence in your holy presence. We forget who we are and who YOU ARE. Our God is a God of Love and Tenderness, Merciful to the “enth” degree. He loves us just as we are. He created us.

He gave us every gift we have. We are your beloved children and you are our

loving maker. You made us, we belong to you.


Feast Days for the Week: May 14th – May 20th, 2017


Season of the Glorious Resurrection

Monday:             Our Lady of the Harvest

Wednesday:        St. Serapion, Confessor

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


Happy Birthday!                   

Badih Aboutanos 5/15                  Cecelia Shaker 5/16                      Frank Nockley III 5/18

Nicole Joseph 5/18                       Lauren Lamoreaux 5/20                Matthew Austin 5/20

David Nockley 5/20                     


Happy Anniversary!

Adam and Amy Kamor 5/17                                           Richard and Janine Cucinotta 5/18

John and Elizabeth Halat 5/20                                                   James and Georgette Austin 5/20

Douglas and Sandra Richards 5/21                                           William and Karen Bedwick 5/21        


Happy Birthday and Anniversary to our Loved ones in Heaven!


Parishioners: Please say Prayers for those in need…


Dan Ellis                 Leo Ziegler                Stanley Madaya               Elizabeth Borek

Sadie Saba             Kevin Lewis              Dennis Knepper              Paul Matreselva

Sandy John             Sharon Ellis               Ronnie Kasmark              Mary Bonczewski

John Becker           Jemiel Grant              Carol Ann Decker           Jonathon Knepper

Amy George           Vera Michael             Helen Joseph                   Larry Pudloski




MYO:  Attention Youth!  We are excited to announce that we will be reestablishing the MYO (Maronite Youth Organization ages 12 to 18) for all youth of our parish to enrich their understanding of our beautiful Maronite faith, deepen their relationship with GOD, do enjoyable activities in the community, and to meet and form friendships with other Maronite youths from other parishes. Our first meeting is rescheduled to Sunday June 11th after the 10am liturgy. Contact Diane Walker (570-991-3713) or Adam Kasmark (570-466-8292) for more information.


Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events


ATTENTION:   The Secretary will be out of the office from Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 2nd. She will be returning on June 5th. If you need any announcements in the bulletin or masses please contact before May 25th. Thank you.


Commerative Note Cards:  will be sold in the back of the church for the month of May, 12 cards for $10.00 or you can call Sharon Koter at 570-823-6736 or 570-510-3085 to place your order.

Envelopes:  There are still many Weekly Offering Envelopes left. If you have not picked up your envelopes for this year please call the rectory at 570-824-3599.


Mother’s Day Luncheon:  Please come and share the fun on May 21st. We will be celebrating Mother’s Day at Gus Gennetti’s at 11:30 - ? The price will be $23.00. The menu will include: beverages, house salad, fresh fruit bowl, chicken francaise, beef tips burgundy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, and strawberry shortcake. A gluten free menu will also be available. To make your reservations please call Mary Jo Popperling at 570-954-4567 or Jackie Sparks at 570-825-8291. Thank you!


FORMED:   Our parish is participating in FORMED: The Catholic Faith on demand. You can watch catholic movies, listen to lectures, and read ebook for free. Please visit: www.formed.org, use the email: maron@formed.org and the password is: formed17. Lets learn more about our catholic faith!


Bus Trip to Atlantic City:  The trip will take place on Monday, June 19th. We will be leaving from St. Anthony and St. George Church on Park Ave at 8:00am to Atlantic City. We will depart from the Tropicana in A.C. at 7:00pm. The Tropicana Trip cost is $53.00 with the tip included. There is a Rebate of $25.00 in Slot play. We will be traveling on a 30 passenger bus and seats are filling up fast! If you would like to come please call Sharon Koter at 570-823-6736 or 570-510-3085.


Bus Pilgrimage:  To the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA will be on Sat., June 3. Cost of the trip is $45 for more info call Ms. Lisiewski at 822-0831.


Boy Scout Pope Pius XII Religious Award:   Classes for the Award will begin on Wed., June 14th  at 7:45p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (River St., W-B). Roman Catholic or Byzantine Catholic Boy Scouts enrolled in grades 9-12 (Fall 2017) are eligible for the award. Also eligible are Eagle Scouts who will be 18 after they receive their award, and Venture Varsity Scouts who will be 21 before they receive their award. For more information please call Mr. Lazzari at 570-825-2648 or Mrs. Malone at 570-207-2213.


Catholic Gift Annuity:  A charitable gift annuity to benefit the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn and the local parish is a generous expression of your support for God’s work on this earth. Catholic Gift Annuities are now available through a program offered by Catholic Extension Society, one of the largest, oldest and strongest managers of annuities in the U.S. By taking out a Catholic Gift Annuity you may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction, receive fixed payments for life and leave a legacy to the Eparchy of St. Maron or to your parish. To learn how you can join thousands of Catholics who invest in the future of the Catholic Church, visit www.catholicgiftannuity.org or call 1-800-842-7804 & tell them you want to establish an annuity to help the Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn.







Prayer to the Mother of the Lord for all Mothers


Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace.


Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own"Fiat."


May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.

On this Mother’s day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you... In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Happy Mother’s Day!