Please join us on Friday, September 14th at 7:30 pm at Annunciation Church so that, in light of the recent scandals, we may all pray together that the church may be more deeply purified and humbled and may shine forth with the radiance of the face of Christ.
Saturday, September 22nd will be the Annual Parish Picnic sponsored by the Men’s Club! All parish families are invited to Schultz Field from 12 pm to dusk. Hot dogs, burgers, cold salads and the trimmings will be provided. Bring your own drinks, sides and snacks. It should be a fun day for everyone!
Have you ever noticed that there is a direct correlation between current events and our overall attitude toward life? When things are going well, we are hopeful and optimistic; but when things take a turn for the worse, we lose heart. This is a tragic way to live because it places us at the mercy of events totally beyond our control. Instead of acting upon life, we end up merely reacting to it. Good times turn us into giddy optimists, while bad times transform us into gloomy prophets of doom. But St. Paul’s approach in his letter to the Romans […]
“In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers.” This cry of Job must be one of the most poignant statements in the Scriptures. Although the scholars keep telling us this is an anguished cry for help from a man in intense pain, it sounds more like a cry of despair. After all, this is the Job who also cried: “I give up, I am tired of living. Leave me alone. My life makes no sense.” But the scholars must be right: knowing Job, basically a man of faith, his outburst must have been a […]
August 15, 2018 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Dear Member of the Family of the Archdiocese, Yesterday’s report of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury that investigated cases of the sexual abuse of minors committed by priests and deacons once again brought forward the pain and suffering of those who experienced that abuse, and the shameful way that those in positions of authority, including bishops, responded – or failed to respond – when informed of the abuse, and in many cases permitted it to continue and new victims to be harmed. I am sure that everyone, particularly victim-survivors […]