Renewal of the Church – November 12, 2017


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


Renewal of the Church – St. Anthony & St. George – November 11th – 12th

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


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Jennie Albert Reese by Lois Cituk


           10:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Linda Joseph   


Monday – Friday – St. Anthony & St. George – November 13th – 17th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Michael Cituk by Lois Cituk


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Marlene (Kopec) King by Rose Mary Monseur and Family


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


Thurs.    9:00 a.m.     Fr. Francis Lahout by Dr. Michael Koury


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     John and Beatrice Tigue by Lois Cituk


Announcement to Zechariah – St. Anthony & St. George – November 18th – 19th

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


                                 John and Theresa Banashefski and Son by Family


Sun.       8:00 a.m.     Sandra M. John by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gazenski


         10:00 a.m.     Joseph and Jennie Osmanski by Daughter in Law Ilene and Family


Monday – Friday – St. George Chapel – November 20th – 24th

Mon.     9:00 a.m.     Sandra M John by Leo and Lynn Ziegler


Tues.     9:00 a.m.     Albert Family by Barbara Albert


Wed.     –––––––      NO MASS


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

                                 Happy Thanksgiving!


Fri.        9:00 a.m.     Frank Cituk by Lois Cituk


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

Sanctuary Offerings: November 12th -25th


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


The week of November 12th – 18th


Bread                                                                         Wine

Jessica Ellis by Sadie Ann Deeb                                  Jessica Ellis by Sadie Ann Deeb

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick                            Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


Sanctuary Candle

Jessica Ellis by Sadie Ann Deeb

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


The week of November 19th – 25th


Bread                                                                         Wine

Jean Martin by Sadie Ann Deeb                                  Jean Martin by Paul and Ginny Murphy

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick                            Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


Sanctuary Candle

Sandy John by Sadie Ann Deeb

Mary Jacobs by Raymond Bedwick


Offerings to the Parish: The week of November 5th



Collection          Novena           Candles           Energy            Assessment         TOTAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

$ 3,025.00          $ 20.00             $ 39.00            $ 101.00          $  10.00                $ 3,195.00


Reminder: There will be a second collection this weekend for:  Maronite Patriarchal Charities – All proceeds from this collection are sent directly to our Patriarch for his charitable works.


* Collection amounts for the 12th & 19th will be posted in the bulletin on the 26th *


Thank You and God Bless You!


Confession: Examine your conscience…



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

Have I used God’s name in vain by way of profanity?

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 12th – 25th


Opening of the Liturgical Year                   

Monday:               St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, Confessor

                              St. Francis Cabrini (USA), Confessor

Tuesday:               St. Philip, Apostle

Thursday:             St. Matthew the Evangelist, Apostle

Friday:                  St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Confessor

Saturday:              St. Romanos (Raymond), Martyr

                              St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, (USA), Confessor


Tuesday(21st):      Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple



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


Happy Birthday!                        

Jay Neely 11/11                         Sadie Ann Deeb 11/12                   Maroun Maroun 11/12

Diane Walker 11/13                   Trudy DeRocco 11/15                    Kristen Martinelli 11/16

Lena Michael 11/16                   Marlena Nockley 11/18                  Joseph Ruane 11/18

Charles Slavish Sr. 11/20           Amanda Learn 11/21                      Michelle Decker 11/21

Seth Decker 11/21                     Christopher Collis 11/22                 Ann Marie Karis 11/23

Julia Mary Lewis 11/23              Maryann Spagnuolo 11/24              Aileen Overmen 11/25

Joseph Ellis 11/25                      James Learn 11/25                         Dolores Koury 11/30


Happy Anniversary!

Thomas and C.J. Potsko 11/11                            Matthew and Lauren Lamoreaux 11/12

Frank and Maryann Nockley Sr. 11/18                Fred and Mary Sam 11/19


Christopher and Michelle Collis 11/21                  Badih and Jamile Aboutanos 11/24


John and Mitzie Michael 11/26


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           Larry Pudloski


Your Parish’s News and Upcoming Events


Attention:  The secretary will be out of the office for the week of November 13th. She will be returning on Monday, November 20th. If you want any articles submitted in the bulletin or to schedule masses please contact the rectory by Wednesday, November 8th. Thank you!

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.


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 on Nov: 25th, 26th, and Dec 2nd and 3rd. Thank you again for your continued support and help in decorating the Church as you remember your loved ones.




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.


It is never too late to sign up for MRE or MYO! I may be contacted at: or you can contact the rectory at 570-824-3599.


Altar & Rosary Society News


Congratulations! The Altar & Rosary has elected new officers for the new 2-year upcoming term:


*President – Mary Jo Popperling          *Treasurer – Jackie Sparks


*Vice President – Sharon Koter            *Secretary – Shelley Senghaas


May God Bless and guide our new officers


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, W-B Sunday December 10th following mass. A buffet will be available and we will accommodate for all dietary needs such as “Gluten Free” with advance notice at reservation. 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 $25.00per person. Reservations may be made by calling Christa Langdon at 570-262-6283 or Lisa Thomas at 570-507-4193.






A Thanksgiving Prayer


Lord, You are the giver of all gifts.


Fill our hearts with thanks for Your loving care.


Often we are like the ungrateful lepers


who forgot to thank You for their cure.


Today we give special thanks for all Your blessings:


for our country, our family, and our friends –


all those through whom You show us Your kindness and love.


Help us to pray like Mary Your Mother.


In joy and sorrow, Mary’s heart was always filled with gratitude.


We ask You, Lord, to bless those who can’t be with us today.


Keep them close to You.


Fill us with gratitude and help us pray daily:

For all that has been:  Thank You, Lord!


For all that will be:  Yes, Lord!




Happy Thanksgiving!