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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil
4:00pmHoly Cross
5:30pmBlessed Sacrament

Sunday
8:00amHoly Cross
9:30amBlessed Sacrament
11:00amHoly Cross

Daily Mass
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:00amHoly Cross
Tues,Thurs: 7:30amBlessed Sacrament

Reconciliation

Saturdays
Holy Cross
3:00pm to 3:45pm

Blessed Sacrament
3:15pm to 3:45pm

Outreach Services

ServicePhone
AA Helpline1-800-640-7545
Al-Anon1-800-339-9006
Birthright of Scranton570-961-1133
National Hotline For Abortion Recovery1-866-482+5433
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortive Healing1-877-467-3463
PA 24 Hour Child Abuse Hot Line1-800-932-0313

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CONGRATULATIONS

John & Mary Ann Wanas on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

PRAYER FOR AUTUMN DAYS

-Author Unknown

God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender; with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.

In Jesus’Name, we pray. Amen.

THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL

THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL

in the Diocese of Scranton continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement by hosting a Retreat on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16. This Golden Jubilee Retreat will be held at the Villa of Our Lady in Mount Pocono. The retreat will be led by Bob Valiante who is the overall Coordinator of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of Scranton. Bob will dynamically lead us to open our hearts to receive more of the power of the Holy Spirit, that we may more eagerly proclaim the Lordship of Jesus our Savior and live more fully and joyfully our life in the Spirit. Retreatants can commute for all or part of the retreat, or can stay overnight at The Villa. The main program will begin at 8:00 PM on Friday and conclude at 8:00 PM on Saturday. The registration for the retreat includes three meals on Saturday. For additional information and registration details, contact the office of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, P.O. Box 3306, Scranton, PA 18505; phone 570-344-2214; or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2017 Diocesan Annual Appeal Walk Together in the Light of Christ

“Since our earliest days we have been taught how to pray by the words that Jesus himself shared with us in the scriptures. He began that prayer by saying, ‘Our Father.’ We walk together as brothers and sisters in the light of Christ by the very nature of our faith. In his great instruction to us, Evangelii Gaudum (The Joy of the Gospel), Pope Francis invites us all to missionary discipleship as authentic followers of the Lord Jesus. Missionary discipleship calls us to go out of ourselves and to preach the Gospel and to respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters with whom we walk.” - Bishop Joseph C. Bambera

Our Holy Father tells us, “God’s heart has a special place for the poor, so much so that he himself ‘became poor.’” He explains that the proclamation of the Gospel “is itself the prime form of charity.” You are invited to join with parishioners across the Diocese as they “Walk Together in the Light of Christ” proclaiming the Gospel by supporting the many ministries and services made possible through gifts to the 2017 Annual Appeal throughout the 11 counties of our Diocese.

CATHOLIC MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS:

“Giving everyone the opportunity to read, see and hear the Good News.”

Spreading the Gospel and the message of our Catholic faith is the vital mission of the Catholic Media and Communications Office of the Diocese of Scranton. This is why we provide a wide-ranging media program that offers print, online and broadcasting services throughout our 11-county Diocese. The message is delivered through The Catholic Light, the official newspaper of the Diocese which is delivered to 46,000 households; Catholic Television (CTV), the Diocesan television station; and the Diocesan website. CTV reaches more than 235,000 homes, hospitals and nursing facilities broadcasting the daily Mass and many other faith-based programs. The Diocesan website is an excellent online resource for information about life and events in the Diocese, including videos of the daily Mass and the special liturgies celebrated at St. Peter’s Cathedral and Bishop Bambera’s homilies.

Text To Give

Next Weekend is “Text to Give” Weekend: Don’t leave your cell phone at home or in the car. Bring it with you to Mass. Next Sunday is “Text to Give” Weekend throughout the Diocese. Parishioners who haven’t made a pledge or a gift—or who wish to increase their gift— will be able to do so by texting Appeal on their cell phones.

Where we stand

The great gift of mercy lies at the heart of all that we do as a church, and it also lies at the heart of the support we receive from the Diocesan Appeal: Holy Cross: $50,000.00 goal, 95% of goal! $47,132.00 in pledges and donations. Blessed Sacrament: $17,000.00 goal, 118% of goal! $20,002.00 in pledges and donations. Remember that 75% of all donations collected over goal are returned to the parish. God bless you for your generosity.

The 12th Annual Blessed Sacrament Family Festival

See you at the Family Festival!

The 12th Annual Blessed Sacrament Family Festival is fast approaching. Make plans to volunteer, bring the family, neighbors, friends, and yourself, to our largest fund-raiser for our parish community. All are welcome. The Family Festival will be held on Friday, August 18, Saturday, August 19, beginning at 5:00 PM and Sunday, August 20, with 9:30 AM Liturgy followed by Breakfast and Bingo.

A reminder that all registered parishioners should have received an envelope with 2 Dinner Tickets, $5.00 worth of 50/50 tickets (sign name and phone number and return all 50/50 tickets) and a Bingo ticket. Please make returns as soon as possible.

If you can donate a gift basket contact Karen Doyle 570-489-2552; if you can bake call Barbara Long 570- 489-8295; to make piggies call Lucille Radziewski 570- 489-7115 or Judy Menago 570-483-4347. The making of piggies will begin Sunday, August 13 at noon and continue on Monday, August 14 beginning at 9:00 AM.

For additional dinner tickets, bingo tickets, etc. please call the rectory office 570-489-1963 or 570-489-0756; or contact Karen Doyle 570-489-2552.

BREAKFAST & BINGO – Sunday, August 20

immediately after the 9:30 AM Liturgy—Cash Breakfast in the Parish Hall, followed by Bingo. GROUNDS SET UP- Wednesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM. All help is welcome, all ages.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR FAMILY FESTIVAL

Cans of soda and gift baskets are needed. Donations can be placed in the Church Entrance or call the Parish Office for pick up. Confirmation Class of 2018-Service hours available for helping with the festival.

2017 ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, August 15, is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Masses: Monday, August 14….5:30 PM at Blessed Sacrament Tuesday, August 15….7:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament; 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM at Holy Cross.

Assumption of Mary

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY:

As summer vacation draws to a close, Catholics, observe and important feast day, August 15, The Feast of the Assumption. Honoring Mary, Mother of Jesus. This feast commemorates two events, the “falling asleep” (Or “Dormito” of the Blessed Virgin at the end of her life and her being taken up to heaven. The Assumption in which Mary’s body left the earth and entered eternity with God, gives hope to Christians of overcoming death in eternity through union with God. The Feast of the Assumption is an honoring and an exultation of Mary, the most blessed of women and the Mother of the Son of God. As Catholics, we believe that Mary enjoys the full bliss of heaven. It is our belief that on the Last Day, we too shall be raised body and soul and enjoy the same heavenly reward.

ADULT CONFIRMATION CLASSES

The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the sacraments of initiation (along with baptism and Eucharist) and is required for one to act as a sponsor or godparent for baptisms and confirmations. It is most recommended (but not strictly required) that Catholics should be confirmed in order to be married in the church.

Any adult Catholic who may not have been confirmed is urged to do so. In order to be properly prepared to receive this sacrament four classes have been scheduled on the following Sunday morning sin the rectory meeting room (St. Mary’s Church, Dickson City) from 9:00 to 10:00 AM: August 6, 13, 20 and 27. Monsignor Pratico will conduct the sessions.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at Visitation BVGM Church on October 17, 2017 for the parishes of Visitation BVM, Dickson City, Queen of Angels, Jessup and Sacred Heart, Peckville. The sacrament will be administered to those students who have just completed the eighth grade along with any adults completing the August classes.

Please contact St. Mary’s Rectory at 570-489-2091 to make a reservation for these classes. You should bring a recently issued copy of your baptismal certificate along with the name of your confirmation sponsor.

If you have any questions please contact the parish office at 570-489-2091 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ALTAR SERVERS An important reminder

With summer vacations upon us, it’s easy to forget to get a replacement when away with family. Please remember to find a replacement when unable to serve and/or call the rectory to inform us that you’ll be away. We are readying our next schedule, if you wish to make a change, please call the office. As always, thank you for your service.

BIBLE STUDYFAITH SHARING- Tuesday, June 13

at 2:00 PM in Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall. We will be praying with the readings for this upcoming weekend celebrating of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

Deuteronomy 8: 2-3 14-16

1 Corinthians 10: 16-17

John 6: 51-58

TRINITY SUNDAY

Readings: John 3: 16-18

Exodus 34: 4-6, 8-9

2 Corinthians 13: 11-13

As Ordinary Time resumes, two “solemnities of the Lord” are celebrated on the next two Sundays.

Today’s celebration of the Trinity originated in France in the eighth century and was adopted by the universal Church in 1334. The solemnity focuses on the essence of our faith: the revelation of God as Creator, the climax of his creation in Jesus the Redeemer, the fullness of the love of God poured out on us in the Sustainer Spirit.

Nicodemus, a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin, comes under the cover of darkness to meet the remarkable Rabbi he has heard so much about. In their discussion (today’s Gospel) Jesus speaks of the need to be reborn “from above” and of the great love of God who gives the world his own Son, not to condemn humankind but to save it.

The God of ‘new beginnings.’

The three readings today all speak of a God who is motivated by a love we mortals cannot fathom. As revealed to us by Jesus, our God is a God not of endings but beginnings; a God who does not demand the payment of debts but who constantly offers unconditional and unlimited chances to begin again; a God who does not take satisfaction in our failures but rejoices in lifting us up from our brokenness, despair and estrangement from him and from one another. Despite our ignorance, displacement and sometimes outright rejection of him, God continues to call us back to him, always making the first move to welcome us back: God readily forgives Israel and renews his covenant with them (Exodus); God is the ultimate source of loving community, even for the deeply divided Corinthian church (2 Corinthians); God re-creates humankind in touching human history in the Christ event (John). Today’s celebration is an invitation to share in God’s work of reconciliation, of creating communion and community among all his people.

PENTECOST

The Spirit: the powerful and enabling love of God.

Today we celebrate the Spirit – the great love that binds the Father to the Son and now binds us to God and to one another. It is a love that transcends words but embraces the heart and soul of each one of us; it gives voice to the things we believe but are too afraid to speak; it gives us courage and grace to work for the dreams we are sometimes too cynical or fearful to hope for. The Spirit of God enables us to re-create our world in the love of the God who loved us enough to become one of us, to die for us and to rise for us. The theologian and scientist Teilhard de Chardin noted that “love is the only force that can make things one without destroying them…Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”

The Spirit: the ‘birth’ of the Church.

Pentecost is a moment of profound realization and transformation for the community of disciples. The faith they had received, the wonders they had witnessed and the Word they had heard came together in a new understanding, clarity, unity and courage to begin the work Jesus had entrusted to them. In Jesus’ “breathing” upon them the new life of the Spirit, the community of the Resurrection – the Church – takes flight. That same Spirit continues to “blow” through today’s Church to give life and direction to our mission and ministry to preach the Gospel to every nation, to proclaim the forgiveness and reconciliation in God’s name, to baptize all humanity into the life of Jesus’ Resurrection.

The Holy Spirit

Memorial Day 2017

Never Forget Their Service

IN TRIBUTE TO THE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN who have served this nation so unselfishly, the Holy Name Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish, has presented wreaths at the Veterans Memorials at the Throop Borough building, the VFW Memorial on Boulevard Avenue and also at the Church Memorial at Blessed Sacrament Parish. A special thank you to Suzanne Boyer-Baka for her craftsmanship and generosity.

We are honored to remember the many brave men and women who have given their lives throughout the history of our nation – those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us from harm. We salute all those now serving and we raise this prayer for their safety and blessing.

A MEMORIAL DAY PRAYER

Heavenly Father, as our nation pauses today to remember those in the military who have given their lives for freedoms we enjoy, we pray you would have us all look to you for strength, comfort and guidance. Be with all who serve in our Armed Forces. Bless them and their families. Grant your loving protection. Let peace prevail among all the nations, O God. Especially let your mercy rest upon our land, even as we acknowledge with thanksgiving your past goodness on this country. Preserve the lives of the men and women in uniform as they defend our citizenry. We pray that you would turn the hearts of all – military and civilian – to your holy Word where we find the true peace for our souls that surpasses all understanding. Move us to know, take hold and treasure your saving grace. In the name of Jesus, our Savior and Your beloved Son, who alone gives this peace and hope for eternity, we pray.

Amen.

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

Jesus Ascending to Heaven

Mass schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 PM, Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday, May 25: 7:30 AM Blessed Sacrament
  • Thursday, May 25: 8:00 AM Holy Cross
  • Thursday, May 25: 7:00 PM Holy Cross

Forty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Acts of the Apostles records Jesus’ ascension into heaven. The Ascension is an important Christian holiday that attests to the reality of Jesus Christ, God and human, returning to the Father, to return again in the future second coming. The Ascension is the final component of the Paschal Mystery, which consists of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

The Catholic Catechism highlights three important theological aspects of the Ascension concisely:

1. Christ’s Ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain, whence he will come again (cf. Acts 1:11) this humanity in the meantime hides him from the eyes of men (cf. 61 3:3)

2. Jesus Christ, head of the Church, precedes us into the Father’s glorious Kingdom so that we, the members of his Body, may live in the hope of one day being with him forever.

3. Jesus Christ, having entered the sanctuary of heaven once and for all, intercedes constantly for us as the mediator who assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit (ccc 665- 67).

Bible Study - Faith Sharing - Sixth Sunday of Easter

Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 PM; Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall. Come and join the conversation and prayer. We will reiew the readings for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Acts 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1: 17-23; Matthew 28: 16-20.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings: John 14: 15-21, Acts 8: 5-8, 14-17,1 Peter 3: 15-18

A “paraclete” (from the Greek parakletos, meaning “beside” and “to call’) is one who intervenes and intercedes in favor of what is right or good. In legal terminology, a paraclete is an advocate who defends the accused on trial. For John, Christ is the first “Paraclete,” who comes to liberate humanity from the slavery of sin. The second “Paraclete,” promised by Jesus in today’s Gospel, is the Spirit of truth, the Church’s living, creative memory in which the mystery of God’s love, revealed by and in Christ, lives for all time.

The universal mission of the Church takes its first steps outside of the Jewish world in today’s first reading from Acts. Philip the deacon (“ordained” in last week’s first reading) goes to Samaria, where his preaching about Jesus the Messiah is enthusiastically received. This was an unlikely and unexpected place for such a beginning - the Samaritans, remember, were the despised outcasts of Judaism. The acceptance of the Samaritans as equals in the Christian community was suspect by many of the Jewish members of the Church.

Themes:

The Paraclete: faith that transforms our world. Jesus acknowledges in his farewell to his disciples that their witness to him will be costly. He promises to send, from the Father, a Paraclete who will stand by them (and us) during the difficult times ahead. The Spirit of truth, “whom the world cannot accept,” illuminates our vision and opens our hearts to discern the will and wisdom of God. The Paraclete advocates within us what is good, what is right and what is just, despite the skepticism and rejection of those who are blind to what is good.

The bishops of the United States wrote in their 1986 pastoral, Economic Justice for All: “After Jesus had appeared to them and when they received the gift of the Spirit, they became apostles of the good news to the ends of the earth. In the face of poverty and persecution they transformed human lives and formed communities which became signs of the power and presence of God. Sharing this same resurrection faith, contemporary followers of Christ can face the struggles and challenges that await those who bring the Gospel vision to bear on our complex economic world.”

The demanding love of the Risen Christ.

In his Gospel, John never allows love, as taught by Jesus, to remain at the level of sentiment or emotion. Its expression is always highly moral and is revealed in obedience to the will of the Father. To love as Jesus loved – in total and selfless obedience, without conditions and without expectation of that love ever being returned – is the difficult love that Jesus expects of those who claim to be his disciple. The world might say that only fools love like that, but such “hard” love is the recognition of the true nature of love. In dying to our own interests we can become fully alive, fully human in the image of the Risen Christ.

Mother's Day Envelopes 2017

All parishioners are reminded that in your box of envelopes this year there are special Mother’s Day intention envelopes to remember living and deceased mothers, grandmothers, god-mothers, and mother like friends. The envelopes will be placed on the altar of Holy Cross and Blessed Sacrament during the month of May to remember the donor’s intentions.

A Eucharistic Holy Hour for Vocations

“It is not surprising that where people pray fervently, vocations flourish.” ….Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus

Wednesday, May 17th, 6:30 PM, Holy Cross Parish; Scripture, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Join us as we pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

“Lord Jesus, Good Shepherd, may young people in our parishes hear your call and follow your voice as they discern their vocations. Lead your people to heaven through the ministry of holy priests and consecrated men and women. Jesus, we trust in you! Amen.

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

READINGS:

John 14: 1-12

Acts 6: 1-7

1 Peter 2: 4-9

The scene of today’s Gospel is the Last Supper. John’s account of that night is the longest in the Gospels – five chapters in length (but with no account of the institution of the Eucharist). The evangelist uses a literary device common in Scripture: A leader (Moses, Joshua, David, Tobit) gathers his own (family, friends, disciples) to announce his imminent departure, offer advice and insight into the future and give final instructions.

At the time John is writing his Gospel, Christians are being harassed by both the Jews and the Romans. Proclaiming the crucified Jesus as the Messiah is blasphemy to Judaism, while accuring the Romans of “judicial murder” in the death of Jesus threatened the new faith’s chances of survival as a “lawful religion” tolerated by their Roman occupiers.

The dominant themes here are consolation and encouragement: Be faithful, remember and live what I have taught you, for better days are ahead for you. Christ the Way to God, the Truth of God and Life incarnate of God - wll return for the faithful “who do the works that I do.”

THEMES:

Christ: ‘the way, the truth and the life.’

The Jesus of the Gospel does not only show us the way – his life of humble and generous servanthood is the way; he does not only philosophize about a concept of truth – he is the perfect revelation of the truth about a God enduring and unlimited love for his people; he is not just a preacher of futuristic promises – he has been raised up by God to a state of existence in God to which he invites all of us. In embracing the Spirit of his Gospel and living the hope of his Word, we encounter, in Christ, God himself.

Discipleship: ‘to do the work I do.’

Regardless of the career path we choose – doctor, laborer, bank teller, teacher, parent or priest – if we truly consider ourselves disciples of the Risen Jesus, we are called “to do the work I do.” In our homes, workplaces, city halls and playgrounds, we are called to bring the miracle of Easter life: the reconciliation, justice and peace of the Risen One in whom God has revealed himself to all of humanity.

Our return ‘home.’

Seldom do we think of death as a return home, but today’s Gospel image of the “house with many dwelling places” helps us to realize that we were created for a life beyond this one – we were created by God for life in and with him. The Risen Jesus is the way to our return “home” to the Father.

IMPORTANT

Parents who sit in the choir loft with their children are asked NOT to sit in the front pews with their children, due to safety issues. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Mother's Day Wishes 2017

Mother's day

On behalf of Monsignor Delaney , and the entire parish staff, best wishes for a blessed and enjoyable Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, and godmothers.

Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers grandmothers, and godmothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

BE A VOCATION MISSIONARY

Prayer for Vocations

In his letter for 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis has a personal message: you are called to be a missionary, to share the Gospel of Jesus with the world!

“As disciples, we do not receive the gift of God’s love for our personal consolation, nor are we called to promote ourselves…We are simply men and women touched and transformed by the joy of God’s love, who cannot keep this experience to ourselves.”

What does that have to do with vocations? Pope Francis explains that to be a missionary disciple means sharing actively in the mission of Christ, including praying for vocations:

“I ask parish communities, associations, and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers into his harvest.

May he give us priests enamoured of the Gospel, close to all their brothers and sister, living signs of God’s merciful love.”

HOW TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS

Today on World Day of Prayer for Vocations consider praying a rosary for vocations, alone or with family and friends:

  • Pray the first decade that you may grow in holiness in your own vocation.
  • Pray the second decade for all those called to marriage.
  • Pray the third decade for those called to the permanent diaconate.
  • Pray the fourth decade for all those called to religious life.
  • Pray the fifth decade for all those called to the priesthood.

At Every Sunday Mass when you take time for personal prayer at Mass, ask God that a young man from your parish will hear the call to the priesthood or religious life, and that a young woman will hear the call to become a sister.

At Home during mealtime, pray for vocations with your family, and encourage your children to be open to God’s call.

Year-Round pledge to pray for vocations at the international web site invisiblemonaster.com. It allows you to choose your diocese, then specify how and when you will pray.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS ON MAY 7

God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that you inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow your will. Send workers into your great harvest so that the Gospel is reached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and your people are strengthened by the sacraments. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 1ST HOLY COMMUNION STUDENTS FOR 2017

First Communion

Blessed Sacrament

Gabriella Baglivo Spencer Kalinoski
Isabelle Baglivo Aidan Shimkus
Lily Fagan Emerson Shimkus

Holy Cross

Parker Bennett Madelyn O’Malley
Addison Bilski Lola Palazzari
Luke Borusiewicz Owen Paone
Delaney Caines Nicholas Petrochko
Corey Checefsky Matthew Porto
Kate Coviello Mackenzie Richards
Emily Fitzpatrick Santino Roman
Brayden Gilgallon Joseph Romanosky
Madison Healey Connor Sawka
Dominic Klem Alaina Scassellati
Allison Kohut Trista Schroeder
Kristiania Krisler Leah Tirado
Abigail Krott Addison Tully
Gavin Lettieri Jake Uhrin
Nicholas Martini Gianna Wheeler
Catherine Mattioli Baylee Yurkanin

Thank You to our second grade teachers: Mrs. Barbara Tracewski and Mrs. Karen Doyle; assistants: Mrs. Ellen Caines, Mrs. Linda Sablan, Miss Amanda Rimosites.

Thank you to LaSalle Academy, St. Clare/St. Paul Elementary School and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Elementary School teachers.

Thank you to our directors of Religious Education: Mrs. Rosemarie Liesiefsky and Mr. John Musyt.

Thank you to our parents and grandparents and extended family for your dedication to your child’s religious education and his/her faith development.

A special “Thank You” for your contributions to our First Communion Class. Your help and support is greatly appreciated.

  • Blessed Sacrament Altar & Rosary for the First Communion Retreat lunch and the gift packets for our First Communion children;
  • Blessed Sacrament Holy Name for the First Communion retreat projects and the flowers for the children for the Blessed Mother;
  • Confraternity of Christian Women of Holy Cross Parish for the lunch and refreshments for the Penance Service;
  • Confraternity of Christian Women of Holy Cross Parish for the altar flowers, flowers for the children for the Blessed Mother and the crown for the Blessed Mother;
  • Susanne Boyer-Baka for the crown for the Blessed Mother and Jim & Rosemarie Liesiefsky for the altar flowers at Blessed Sacrament.