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St. Francis de Sales Church MASS SCHEDULE N NEW Weekend Sunday Mass Schedule Effective June 3rd & 4th, 2017 Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM Monday—Friday 8:30 AM Wednesday 8:30 Communion Service Saturday 8:30 AM (September through May) Holy Day Vigil 5:00 PM Holy Days 6:30 AM and 7:00 PM Confessions are Saturday at 4:30 PM and anytime by request. “Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.” — St. Francis de Sales

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St. Francis de Sales Church MASS SCHEDULE NNEW Weekend Sunday Mass Schedule Effective June 3rd & 4th, 2017 Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 AM Monday—Friday 8:30 AM Wednesday 8:30 Communion Service Saturday 8:30 AM (September through May) Holy Day Vigil 5:00 PM Holy Days 6:30 AM and 7:00 PM Confessions are Saturday at 4:30 PM and anytime by request.

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”

— St. Francis de Sales

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SScripture readings for: 34TH Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 26th, 2017 Ezekiel 34:11-12

1 Corinthians 15:20–26 Matthew 25:31-46

Adult Choir Nancy Brown 610.358.3112 Adult Education/RCIA Sr. Betty Kirk 610.459.0554 RCIA Marion Bennett 610.459.0554 Altar Society Phil D'Orazio 610.459.0635 PREP/CCD Sr. Betty Kirk 610.459.0554 Church Environment Barbara Jones 610.566.4149

CYO Paula Bonsall 610.517.6136 Eucharistic Ministers Tracy Boyle 610.566.8453 Finance Committee Fr. Okon 610.459.2203 HOPE Cathy Hawes 610.627.0874 Ladies' Club Belle Miller 610.513.2920 Lectors Joanne Sunick 610.459.1996 Liturgy Committee Sr. Betty Kirk 610.459.0554

Pastoral Council Steve DeLozier 484.574.4425 Prayer Shawl Ministry Ann Fernandez 215.203.6697 Web Master Arlene Petragnani 610.558.0588 Welcome Committee R. DiFebo 610.459.8971 Women's Prayer Group Sr. Betty Kirk 610.459.0554 Social/Fellowship Donna Paciente 610.566-7761

RECTORY 6610.459.2203 35 New Road, Box 97, Lenni, PA 19052 Website— [email protected] Reverend Alan J. Okon, Pastor Deacon Paul A. Quinn Sr. Betty Kirk 6610.459.0554 Parish Services Director Mrs. Marie McGonigal 6610.459.2203 Administrative Assistant Tammy McDonald 6610.459.2203 Communications Secretary Art Kahn, Business Manager 6610.459.2203 CONVENT 6610.459.2501 28 New Road, Aston, PA 19014 Education Center 39 New Road, Aston, PA 19014

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NOVEMBER 19th, 2017 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

SATURDAY November 18 8:30 AM Appolonia Lipko 5:00 PM Steven & Sylvia Sunick SUNDAY November 19 7:30 AM Louis R. DiCocco, Jr. 23rd Anniversary 9:30 AM Sam & Steven Weikel 11:30 AM Dorothy Doohan MONDAY November 20 8:30 AM Angela DeGregorio TUESDAY November 21 8:30 AM Anna Jane Achey WEDNESDAY November 22 8:30 AM Communion Service THURSDAY November 23 Happy Thanksgiving 9:00 AM In Thanksgiving for the Blessings in our Lives FRIDAY November 24 8:30 AM No Mass/No Service SATURDAY November 25 8:30 AM Dec’d Members of The Falkowski Family 5:00 PM Richard Ricci SUNDAY November 26 7:30 AM Dec’d Members of The Falkowski Family 9:30 AM Catherine & Albert Masse 11:30 AM Appolonia Lipko 1st Anniversary

NOVEMBER 19th, 2017 Many years ago, the long gone “Saturday Evening Post” magazine cover was a painting by the beloved Norman Rockwell that showed a woman buying a Thanksgiving turkey. The turkey was on the scales and the butcher was standing behind the coun-ter. The customer, a lady of about sixty, stood watching the weigh-in. Each had a pleased look, but a quick glance at the painting shows nothing unusu-al going on. Then we look more closely at the paint-ing. Rockwell has shown us the hands of these two people. The butcher is pressing down on the scales with a thumb while the woman is pushing up with a finger. Now both would resent being called thieves, but neither saw anything wrong with a little decep-tion. That’s exactly the kind of behavior this week-end’s Gospel is warning us against. At this time of the year our liturgical calendar of the Mass Read-ings takes up the serious matter of the Last Day. Yes, that’s a somber note to mention just days before we lift our glasses with thanks before eating the annual meal. But there is certainly deep-seated joy in knowing that we have nothing to fear when that Day comes if we have been living true to Christ’s ways. And having done it with no thumbs on the scale!We might like to ignore this facet of the “good news” that is present in this gospel. But that news comes amid the sad reality that human nature has been flawed ever since Eden, where our first ancestors failed a certain test. In addition, we can easily forget that despite our talents, we are all crea-tures put here on earth by our Creator. We each have a role in the human enterprise. The catechism tells us we are meant to know, love and serve this same Creator here and to be happy with Him in the hereafter. Yes, He is all-merciful, but He is also all-just. There has to be the rendering of an account of how we plied our task. An example may help clarify. You and I rightful-ly expect a grade on our term paper from our profes-sor. Or a paycheck from our employer. But they in turn expect our work to be done. Wage earners also want a bonus for overtime. In both cases, the opera-tive word is “justice.” So, as we mentally compile our list of reasons to be grateful to God, first should be that somehow or other we merited our creation from nothing. Second place ought to go to the fact that we know from Scripture that we have a Creator Who is both all-merciful as well as all-just. Meanwhile, we can be mindful every day of that painting of the weigh-in at the butcher’s.

A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! “ Reflection by, Rev. Leonard N. Peterson”

Let Us Give Thanks

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Remember Our Sick

Kathy Walsh, Sandy Duckett, Greg Miller Bruce McManus, Chelsea Miles, Belle Miller

Angie Oldes, Josh Farrell, Joel Rivera Michael Bucella, Patrick Manuel, Becky

Benz HHear Our Prayer

If you wish to have a family member added to our list to be remembered in prayers, for sickness or health

concerns, please call; Dee Mulranen [email protected]—610-3582772

e-mail the rectory @ [email protected]

Bountiful God

Bountiful God, you have blessed us in ways that we can not even begin to number. We

are aware that we take so much for granted. We assume the abundance before us will al-ways be ours. Be with us, members of your family, faithful followers of your Word. Help us become more aware of your gifts and not

to take even the smallest among them for granted. Help us to develop a

thankful heart and grateful spirit. Bless the food that we share today, bless our

family, our friends, our parish. ~

Lord, help me to remember those who go without; the poor, the abandoned, the lonely

and the forgotten. We pray in the name of Jesus our Lord.


Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Families,

Father Alan J. Okon

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The 2018 Parish Lo�ery Program will be open to all Parishioners and others star�ng on November 12th, 2017. You may purchase your #’s for $35.00 each for the en�re 2018 year. They can be pur-chased in the Rectory and also a�er the 5:00pm Mass with Jean Binkley and during the Bake Sale

on Nov. 18th & 19, 2017. They make wonderful Holiday Gi�s!



S.F.D.S. Ladies’ Club Bake Sale always in �me for Thanksgiving!!

Please come take a look at all the delicious items that will be available in the Father Walsh Center,

A�er each Mass ~ This weekend! Beau�ful Holiday Cra� Items ~ Raffle

Dona�ons are always welcomed and appreciated!! Free Raffle Ticket for coming down and saying


Lovingly Remember Your Loved Ones

Fill Our Christmas Tree with LIGHT!

Donate a beau�ful Christmas light bulb in the color that fits your budget and have your loved

one prayed for and remembered! Forms available on the window sill inside the Church entry. All invited to

the Tree Ligh�ng on Monday, December 11th. At 7 p.m. outside. Any ques�ons please call

Belle Miller: 610-891-7217 Order Forms can be found on church windowsills.

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Wednesdays– Prayer Group 9:15am & 7:00pm Parish Food Drive ~ Outreach for Thanksgiving! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nov. 18 & 19th-Bake Sale, Crafts, Script Cards Lo�ery #’s, Coupon Books Nov. 23rd—HAPPY THANKSGIVING Nov. 28th—Prayer Shawl Ministry,6:00pm FWC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December Calendar of events in our next bulle-tin issue. Any changes will be posted in the bulle�n, as well as on our updated parish website, under HOME/Synod Update at, We also have a Facebook Page! For more informa�on visit our website.

Christmas Gifts For Residents

At Fair Acres To assure that every resident at Fair Acres (who has no family or relatives) receives a gift on Christmas Day, the Social Services Department will provide us with the names and and a gift the person would like to re-

ceive. These names are available in the bas-ket at the base of the altar. Please consider

taking a name today, purchasing the request-ed gift, placing it in a Christmas bag and

bringing it to which ever mass you attend on the weekend of December 2nd & 3rd.

Thank You and God Bless.

Bless us, O Lord and these your gi�s, which we are about to

receive through your bounty Christ Our Lord. AMEN.

Blessing Basket

The week of November 18th & 19th, you will find blank cards and pencils in all of the pews.

If you wish to write a blessing for which you are grateful, please do so and place it in the

Blessing Basket at the base of the Altar. This Blessing Basket will be placed within the cor-nucopia arrangement in the front of the altar

on Thanksgiving day.

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Who Are You? (Men’s Conference at St. Katherine Drexel, Chester, PA)

A men’s conference about personal iden�ty and em-barking on your unique Mission from God will be held at St. Katherine Drexel Parish. Held over 3 successive nights beginning on Sunday, Nov. 26th—Nov. 28th. At

7:00PM. Nothing to fear, nothing to prove and nothing to hide! For more info call– 610-872-3731

Holiday Office Hours Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend,

the office will close at 12 o’clock noon on Wednesday, November 22nd and will remain closed on November 23rd & 24th, 2017. The

Rectory Office will re-open on Monday, Novem-ber 28th, at normal business hours.


Mass Schedule Notice There will be no Communion Service or Mass

Service on Friday, November 24th, 2017.

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OUR JOURNEY Of HOPE Our SFDS Parish has a Cancer Care Ministry. This Minis-try was created to be a help to those dealing with can-cer. It is our desire to walk alongside of those with a

cancer diagnosis to bring them comfort, encouragement and spiritual support. Care Ministry please contact

Lydia Lill at 610-358-2627 or Sister Be�y

SFDS Acme, Shop Rite & Giant Gift Cards

The Gift Card Program. Cards are available after the Vigil and Sunday Masses and at the Rectory during the week. If no one is selling cards, please stop in the Sac-risty and Mr. Bradley will help with your card request. This program will continue to support the needs of our parish. Thank you for your support.

SFDS Gift Card Program now has the following on Hand: At This Time All Cards are


Boscov’s , CVS Pharmacy, Kohl’s, Olive Garden, Target, Walgreens,

Walmart, WAWA We anticipate placing orders on Monday’s so the cards will arrive on Wednesday. Any spe-cial orders will have to be prepaid before or-dering. We will keep you updated as things


Christmas at the Cathedral Tickets now on sale– The annual Christmas celebra�on is back and be�er than ever. Cathedral Music Director, Charlene Angelini leads an upli�ing program of beau�ful carols and tradi-�onal music of Christmas. The choirs and resounding brass add to the spectacle as voices rise in celebra�on. DECEMBER 10th, 2017 - 3-5pm

RCIA The Catholic lifestyle, when authentically embraced, nurtures the individual, the lo-cal community and the whole human fami-ly. If you or someone you know is interest-ed in the Catholic Faith consider coming to

the Parish RCIA Program. If interested please call, Sister Betty at (610)459-0554

SFDS Save Around Coupon Books

The Coupon Books are now available at Saturdays’ Mass at 5:00 pm. and also a�er Sunday Masses in the Sacristy, please see Mr. Joe Bradley. Monday

through Friday you may purchase them in the Rec-tory. The Coupon Savings Book purchase price is

$25.00 and a por�on of that purchase price will go to the Parish!!

These Coupon Books make great gi�s!! Make checks payable to SFDS Church.

Thank you for your Kindness and Generosity and for your con�nued support!

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Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office is open for business Mon-day through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM, sum-mer hours, Friday’s 8:30AM to 1:00PM. Weeknights and Saturdays are by appoint-ment only. Please refer elsewhere in the bulletin for holiday hours.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and Holy Communion Please call the Parish Office at 610.459.2203 to schedule an appointment for the Anointing of the Sick. Every effort will be made to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick within 48 hours of it being requested. Please call the Parish Office to request a visit from an Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion to receive the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings.

Funeral Arrangements We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. To make funeral arrangements, please first meet with your Funeral Director to discuss your wishes and their availability. The Funeral Director will contact our Parish Office to coordinate the date and time of the funeral. Once the funeral has been scheduled, Fr. Okon will call you to schedule a time to meet and plan the Liturgy.

Parish Registration Welcome to our family of St. Francis de Sales. We are happy to welcome new members in to our community. We invite you to be a vital part of our family and hope you will support your parish with your prayers, your presence and your talents. Please contact the Parish Office at 6610.459.2203 to make arrangements for registration. If you move out of our parish, or have changed your phone number, please contact the Parish Office so we can update our data base.

Sacrament of Baptism Congratulations on the birth of your child. The Sacrament of Baptism is normally administered after the 11:30 AM Mass on Sunday. Pre-Jordan class for the parents is required prior to the scheduling of the Baptism. Parents can attend the class before the baby is born. Pre-Jordan class is held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Please contact the Parish Office at 610.459.2203 to register for the Pre-Jordan class. To schedule a Baptism, please have already obtained the certificates of eligibility and then contact the Parish Office at least two weeks in advance.

Ceertificates of Eligibility Congratulations on being asked to be a sponsor at either a Baptism or a Confirmation. You have been asked to be a witness to, and role model of, your Catholic faith. A sponsor is a Roman Catholic who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, is an active registered member of his or her parish, at least 16 years of age, and if married is in a Sacramental Marriage. Please contact the Parish Office at 610.459.2203 to request a certificate.

Sacrament of Reconciliation The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each Saturday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:00, or by appointment.

Elementary Catholic School Education SFDS Parish supports our parishioners who have chosen an Elementary Catholic School for their children. SFDS Parish has open enrollment; enabling parents to select a regional or parish school that is of their choice. For parishioners who are present, active and contributing members, ffor a minimum of one year, SFDS Parish will pay a subsidy of $1000.00 per student.

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