Fourth Sunday after Holy Cross – Oct. 8, 2017


St. Anthony & St. George Mass Schedule for: September 30th – October 15th


Reminder: There will be a Second Collection on October 22nd for: World Mission Sunday


Fourth Sunday after Holy Cross – St. Anthony & St. George – October 7th – 8th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     William Bedwick Sr. by Raymond Bedwick


                                 Elsie Sasko and Angela Mayo by Mimi and John Bereznak


                                 Jessica Ellis by Mimi and John Bereznak


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Jessica Ellis by Your Friends from the Fatima Grotto


         10:00 a.m.     Daniel and Margaret Volovic by Their Loving Family


Monday – Friday –  St. Anthony & St. George – October 9th – 13th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Special Intention by Anne Kasper


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Lisa Blaum by Family


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     Patricia Pisano by Subdeacon Crosby and Jackie Sparks


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     Anthony Hassey by Rose Mary Monseur and Family


Fifth Sunday after Holy Cross – St. Anthony & St. George – October 14th – 15th

Sat.        4:00 p.m.     Theresa Decker by Louise Chmura


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Jessica Ellis by Rev. Fahed Azar


            10:00 a.m.     William Elias by Zak and Candy Thome

Sanctuary Offerings: The week of October 8th – 14th


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




Michael Barna by Gene and Lucia Perrella

Stanley & Jean Zuczek by Children and Grandchildren



Joseph Charles by Gregory and Cynthia Collins

Stanley & Jean Zuczek by Children and Grandchildren


Sanctuary Candle

Joseph Charles by Gregory and Cynthia Collins

Stanley & Jean Zuczek by Children and Grandchildren


Offerings to the Parish: The week of October 1st


                           9-Day                                                                  Diocesan

Collection          Novena             Bake Sale          Candles           Assessment      TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

$ 1950.25           $1,070.50          $ 589.10             $ 667.95            $  10.00                                                    $4 ,287.80


Thank You and God Bless You!


Feast Days for the Week: The week of The week of October 8th – 14th


Season of the Holy Cross                        

Sunday:                 St. Pelagia of Antioch, Confessor

Monday:               St. James, Brother of the Lord, Apostle

Wednesday:         St. Philip the Deacon, Confessor, Pope St. John XXIII, Confessor

                              The First Council of Nicaea (325)

Thursday:             St. Edno, Martyr

Saturday:              St. Isaiah the Monk, Confessor


Confession: Examine your conscience…



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

Have I taken pleasure in anyone’s misfortune? 

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.



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


Happy Birthday!                      

Souad Atie 10/7                         Jemiel Grant 10/9                          Robert Berkant 10/9

Barbara Ratchford 10/13            Theresa Simonovich 10/14            Nick Punko 10/15

Olivia Sod 10/16                        Jamilia Chernikovich 10/17            Matthew Lamoreaux 10/17

Sara Simonovich 10/18              Adam Kasmark 10/19                   Joshua Andrejko 10/19


Edward Richard 10/22                 


Happy Anniversary!

Gregory and Cynthia Collins 10/9                     Edward and Dolores Richard 10/13

Peter and Rose Mary Morren 10/17                 Daniel and Sylvia Decker Jr. 10/21


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





MRE:  Preschool to 6th grade begins Sun. Oct 8th at 11am in the Church Hall of St. Anthony & St. George (Park Ave). Classes will be the 2nd & 4th Sun. of each month.


MYO:  7th to 12th grade begins Sunday Oct 22nd meetings to start at 11am in the Church Hall of St. Anthony & St. George (Park Ave). Meetings will be held the 4th Sunday of each month, other meetings & activities will be decided amongst the group and their mentor.


Our Religious Education is excited to announce that this year we will incorporate a new program into the MRE program. It will be geared for 3rd to 6th grade. At the end of the school year there will be a special Mass celebration and the child will earn a Certificate and a gift. Every year the child will earn a different Certificate; there will be a total of 4. Each year will be a different educational topic, this will enable the child to build a better understanding of our Catholic Faith and feel confident and secure about it too. This year they will study the Eucharist and receive the title and certificate called Disciple of Jesus. The following three years will be a different subject matter and a new certificate in total they will obtain 4 certificates. It is never too late to sign up for MRE or MYO. I may be contacted at for more information; you may also contact the rectory at 570-824-3599.


Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events


The Knights of Lebanon News:  The Knights will have a general meeting on October 29th  at 1 p.m. at the Land. Refreshments will be served. Also, the mass in memory of all the deceased members of the Knights of Lebanon will be held on November 5th 10 a.m. mass


Lottery Fundraiser Ticket Returns:   Please return your stubs and payments (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).


Fall Festival Chicken BBQ Preparation Schedule:  Volunteers needed for the Chicken BBQ Dinner on Sunday October 22, 2017 All are welcome! Preparation Schedule:


Friday, Oct. 20 beginning at 10:00 am at St. Anthony’s Hall: Food Preparation and hall set up and decorating.

Saturday, Oct. 21 beginning at 11:30 am at St. Anthony’s Hall: Chicken preparation, food station and take out window set up, and any other final preparations.


Basket donations are welcome and still being accepted up until Saturday, Oct. 21. Please call Maryann Spagnuolo, 570-235-1660 or Sharon Lumbis, 570-814-4593.Many thanks to all!! Hope to see everyone at the Festival. Jen Decker570-417-1703


Fall Festival Chicken BBQ Dinner:  This event will be taking place on Sun, October 22nd It will be held at St. Anthony church on Park Ave. beginning at 11:00a.m. Cost of the Dinner is $12.00. Our menu will include: ½ a BBQ Chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, dessert and beverage. Eat in or Take out available. There will be basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and kids’ corner with pumpkin decorating. All are welcome!!


Service Hours:  Dear students you need for service hours can be met by volunteering for various assignments at our parish. Please call the rectory and together we will set something up to help you satisfy your school requirements and your devotion to God and Church. Call Father Hanna at 570-824-3599.


Maasai Storytellers, Musicians, Dancers,& Craftsmen: King’s College will host a free performance by six authentic Maasai herdsmen and warriors and two Maasai women from Kenya on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium of the McGowan School of Business, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. The group will also perform at Marywood University's Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will feature the Maasai's unique jumping form of dancing, colorful clothing, singing in multi-part harmony, and stories from their daily lives. For more information, contact Michael Stretanski at 570-287-6554 or Raphael Micca at 570-301-9253 or email






Pre-Nuptial Announcement


William Ricci and Jennifer Decker


Date of Marriage: October 14, 2017


Anyone knowing why they should not be bound in the sacrament of marriage is

compelled by conscience to inform the priest Father Hanna Karam.



When you Pray


When you pray…


Don’t say “Our Father”, if you don’t love your community

as your brothers and sisters


Don’t say “Hollowed be thy name”, if you honor yourself and you don’t

care for your relationship with God.


Don’t say “Thy Kingdom come”, if you are not ready to welcome Gods

kingdom and you aren’t working to let him take place on earth


Don’t say “On earth as it is in Heaven”, if you don’t believe in Heaven


Don’t say “Give us this day our daily bread”, if you don’t care about those in need


Don’t say “Forgive us our trespasses”, if you let hatred fill your hearts


Don’t say “As we forgive those who trespass against us” If you are not ready to forgive


Don’t say “Deliver us from evil”, if you aren’t against evil


And Don’t say “Amen” if you aren’t faithful, honest and fair.