St. Anthony's Lackawanna
St. Anthony's Lackawanna
Road to Renewal
How does the Renewal impact my parish?
Parishes are where ministry is lived. When our parishes are strong and vibrant, our church is strong and vibrant. The Renewal’s focus is to strengthen our parishes by working together to develop collaboration among parishes in a family. The Family of Parishes model allows parishes to work more collaboratively and capitalize on what each parish’s strengths are. When we work together we are able to accomplish more of Jesus’ mission. A Family of Parishes are parishes that are grouped together with a shared pastoral plan (mission) that they work together to accomplish. By working together resources and staffing are focused on the pastoral plan for all of the parishes within the family.
Summer Enjoy the summer but be safe in the heat and sun. Remember also that our bills continue during the summer If you are going out of town for vacation here is a website that will help you find a local mass. https://catholicmasstime.org
Anniversary Fr. Maximilian Avila celebrated his third year of Ordination on June 22nd. Congratulations Father Max and thank you God for sending him into our lives.
Covid Deaths 617,188 Americans have died of Covid in just over a year. While the numbers have slowed down considerably, almost 300 per day are still dying. Most of the people who are hospitalized and dying now have Not been vaccinated.
VIRTUS: Religion Teachers and all those involved with our youth, you must keep up to date with your virtus lessons.
Dress Code for Mass. I have been asked about what is proper attire for men and women to wear to mass on Sunday. First of all, St. Anthony’s is blessed to have air conditioning. This makes our Sunday celebrations more comfortable for everyone. So how should the faithful dress when attending the celebration of the Holy Mass. We are in the Real Presence of the Lord Jesus. The faithful are encouraged to wear any modest fashion that is befitting for the House of God. We are expected to dress for the solemn and Sacred celebration of the Holy Mass. What does that mean then? We are expected to at least dress casually whereas our clothes are clean, neat and modest (decent). This should mean that shorts should not be above the knee, no beach wear, no tee shirts with questionable sayings on them, no tank tops, or plunging necklines.
We here at the Parish are hoping to keep everyone well informed about what is going on here at St. Anthony's.
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