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St. Masry Roman Catholic Church
 
Parish News August 12 - 19, 2018
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  St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
           250 South 12th St.,  Reading, PA 19602
Confession:  Saturday, August 11, 2:45 - 3:15 PM.  Otherwise, by appointment only.

Assumption of Mary,
August 15, is a holy day of obligation.  Masses are as follows:

Tuesday , August 14th - Vigil of Assumption 7:00 PM - Church (Route 562)
Wednesday, August 15th - Feast of the Assumption: 
6:30 AM - Church (Route 562)
8:00 AM - Church (Route 562)
8:00 AM  St. Mary's Church
7:00 PM - Church (Route 562)

You or a Family Member at St. Joseph's Hospital?  Call the Parish Center at 610-779-4005 if you would like a priest to visit.  St. Joseph's has a new computer system and can no longer run reports for us.

St. Mary's Necrology for August: 8/7 - Leon E. Jaworowski (2007);  8/19 - Emil Kattein (1887);  8/23 - Joseph Bidus (1967);  8/30 - Anthony Niemotko (1981).  Remember these good and faithful priests who served at St. Mary's in your prayers.

Prayer Requests for Priests:
Sunday 8/12                Father Jerome Tauber
Monday 8/13               Father James Thomas
Tuesday 8/14              Father Joseph Tobias
Wednesday 8/15         Deceased priests
Thursday 8/16             Father Eric Tolentino
Friday 8/17                  Father James Torpey
Saturday 8/18              Monsignor James Treston
Sunday 8/19                Father James Ward

A Local Convent seeks someone to cook three times a week.  If you are interested, cal 610-207-8612.

Saint Catharine is Accepting Applications
for the following school positions for the 2018-2019 school year:

- Long Term Substitute Teacher, 5th grade.  Teaching certificate preferred.  Please send cover letter, resume, all certifications and clearances, Pastor recommendation, and both personal and professional references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606.  For more information, email Mkraycik@scsreading.org or go to www.allentowndiocese.org/about/employment.

- Substitute Teacher.  Teaching certificate preferred .  Please send Diocesan Teacher Application, cover letter, resume, all certifications and clearances, and both personal and professional references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606.   For more information, email Mkraycik@scsreading.org or go to www.allentowndiocese.org/about/employment.

- Part-time Pre-K A ide/Elementary Aide.  Please send letter of interest, resume, clearances, and both personal and professional references to Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal, 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606.   For more information, email Mkraycik@scsreading.org.


Looking for an Opportunity
to Share Your Faith?  Our parish PREP program is looking for a 2nd grade catechist and classroom aides for various levels.  You do not need to be a professional teacher to volunteer.  All materials are provided.  For more information, contact Marci Zambito at  610-779-8535 or mzambito@scsreading.org.

The Polish American Heritage Association
will be holding their annual picnic on Sunday, September 9, starting at 1:00 PM, at the Lower Alsace Fire Co. picnic grove.  Music by DJ Victor.  Food and drinks.  Members $15.  Non-Member $20.  Reservation deadline is August 29.  For more information, call Nadine at 610-736-3035.

Bishop's Annual Appeal: 
To date, 20.07% of our parishioners have contribute $105,594.  To reach our goal, all of our parish families need to contribute.  Either return your pledge form to the parish office or make your pledge online at www.adbaa.org.

Red, White and Blue Mass
, September 11 at 6:30 PM in the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Sienna, 18th and Turner Streets, Allentown, PA.  The Most Reverand Alfred A. Schlert, Bishop of Allentown invites all Police, Firefighters, First Responders, Legal Professionals, Health Care Workers and their families to take part in a celebrating a Mass of  Thanksgiving.  Please wear your uniform.  Reception to follow in the  Parish Activities Center. 
RSVP: wbmass@gmail.com.


Sacred Heart Villa:
Nun Run 5K and 1M, Fun Walk 2017 - September 15 to benefit the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart.  Register as an individual or as a team by August 25 at www.mscreading.org to ensure receiving your dry fit NUN RUN t-shirt.  Registration: $25 before before race day; $30 on race day.  To register, ask questions, or become a sponsor, email Carrie at chwitmoyer@mscreading.org.

East Reading Reunion: 
Do you or did you ever live or work in East Reading?  To get together with your East Reading friends and neighbors, join us at the Liederkranze, Spook Lane in East Reading on Sunday, September 16 from 12 Noon till 6:00 PM.  Follow us on Facebook at East Reading Reunion 2018.  For more information or to make a reservation, call Tom Gajewski at 610-698-8731 or Sandy Lubas Hummel at 610-207-7065.  Limited Tickets.

Stewardship: A Mission of Faith Fall Conference: 
September 19 - 20.  Join Bishop Schlert and some great speakers like Jason Evert and Fr. Michael Gaitley for a wonderful spiritual experience.  Enjoy the beautiful Star Barn Village, Mass, confession, and adoration are celebrated each day.  Men and women welcome.  To register, go to www.stewardshipmission.org

Parish Retreat Day:
  McGlinn Conference Center (adjacent to Alvernia University).
Presenter: Sister Patrice Klausing, OSF
Theme: When Faith and Life Seem to Collide
Cost: $20.00 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Date: September 22, 2018
Registration begins in August!

Our Diocesan Family Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 30, at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA.  This is a great day of faith and fun starting with outdoor Mass at 11:00 AM (bring a chair or blanket) celebrated by Bishop Schlert and with sacred music provided by the Diocesan Choir followed by fun games, live music, and tons of homemade food..  Students from all of our Diocesan schools will be present also.  There's something for all ages and for all people across the five counties of our Diocese.  We would love to see you there.  For more information, contact the Parish Office.