MAY 3, 2015
St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church
218 Valley Street
Port Carbon PA 17965
Phone: 570-622-6600
FAX: 570-622-9817
Rev. David W. Karns, M.Div., Pastor
Website -
E-mail Address – [email protected]
Mass Schedule**
**Please consult weekly schedule inside for
Saturday Evening: 4:00 PM for Sunday Obligation
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM
Holy Days: Consult weekly Schedule inside
Confessions: Saturday: 12:30 to 1:00 PM (or anytime
by appointment)
We are handicap-accessible
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(closed Monday)
CHANGES OF ADDRESS Please notify us as soon as you are aware that you will be moving. Our deadline to change a
mailing address for envelopes is the last weekday of the month prior to delivery. Envelopes are non-profit rate and are not
allowed to be forwarded by the U. S. P. S. They must be returned to us and then we must pay postage again on the returned mail. Thank you for your cooperation.
MARRIAGES: Couples planning to be married must contact the pastor at least 6 months prior to the desired date of the
BAPTISMS: Sundays at Noon (Please notify parish at least two weeks prior to desired date of Baptism)
CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILITY to act as a Confirmation Sponsor, Godparent, Marriage Witness, etc., will only be issued
to parishioners who are actually registered in the parish and attend Mass on a regular basis. If you are not receiving and
using weekly envelopes, you are NOT REGISTERED.
CCD: A child preparing to receive any Sacrament must be a practicing Catholic and in a Religious Education Program for
two consecutive years immediately prior to receiving the Sacrament. CCD families must be registered parishioners.
Students from another parish may attend with permission from their Pastor.
The Rosary is prayed before each Mass on Sundays and weekdays. (Please join us about 25 minutes before each Mass)
St. Vincent de Paul Society – Second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Rectory
Sister Mary Jane Dunleavy, S.S.J.— Director of Religious Education— Phone—570-544-2464
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak— Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator— Confidential Phone—800-791-9209
Mary Ann Lubinsky—Local Safe Environment Coordinator— Phone—570-622-6600
Sr. Meg Cole, S.S.J.— Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator— Phone—610-866-0581, Ext. 19
MAY 3, 2015—FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (Volume 15 Number 18)
Sat/Sun May 9-10, 16-17
4:00 PM-Joe Mooney/Maureen Challenger
8:00 AM-Ed Tray/Michael Melincavage
11:00 AM-Lisa Gasper/Sister Mary Jane
Saturday (May 2) Vigil Mass for Sunday
4:00 PM—Anthony Deramo (2nd Anniv) (Valerie Sylvester) and
James McBreen, Jamie Hubiak, and Deceased Members of the
Zigmund Family (Lillian McBreen)
Sunday (May 3) Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM—Bertha H. Corson (Bob Corson) and
Mary E. Childs (Deb McDonald & Family)
11:00 AM—Living and Deceased Members of the Parish and
Joan T. Lonergan (Winnie Kerns)
Monday (May 4)
Saturday/Sunday, May 9-10
4:00 PM—T Lazarchick
8:00 AM–J Yordy and E Yordy
11:00 AM–A West and J Challenger
Saturday/Sunday, May 16-17
4:00 PM—A Brennan
8:00 AM–S Scheitrum
No Mass Scheduled
11:00 AM–A Strausser
Tuesday (May 5)
7:00 PM—Robert D. O’Connor (Sharon & Gary Bradley)
Wednesday (May 6)
7:00 PM—Joan Marie Albertini (Ed & Leona Buber)
Thursday (May 7)
7:00 PM—Ronald J. Carestia, Sr. (4th MM) (John & Nancy)
Friday (May 8)
Saturday/Sunday, May 23-24
4:00 PM—A West and J Challenger
8:00 AM–N Eckley
11:00 AM–E Gasper and B Gonzalez
Saturday/Sunday, May 30-31
4:00 PM—T Lazarchick
8:00 AM–J Yordy and E Yordy
9:00 AM—Members of St. Stephen Church Memorial Fund
11:00 AM–B Guzick and C Gilbert
Saturday (May 9) Vigil Mass for Sunday
4:00 PM—Marland Karns and
Edward Adam Balulis (Mary Balulis)
Sunday (May 10) Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM—Bertha H. Corson (Bob Corson) and
George J. Sauers (John & Beverly Caruso)
11:00 AM—Robert Davis (Larry & Mary Rose Burns) and
Mary & William Collins and Leo Collins (The Leibel Family)
2014/2015 Budget (All Funds)
Amount Needed Weekly
Collection Apr 25-26
Cemetery Collection $20.00
Needed to Date (42nd week)
Collected to Date (42nd week)
Over/(Under) Budget
May 9-10
2nd—Cemetery Fund to assist with
the upkeep, including grass mowing,
of our parish cemeteries
INITIAL OFFERING can be given any
week to help defray annual cost of printing and mailing our offering envelopes.
CALLING ALL BAKERS! St Vincent de Paul
Society will be having their annual Mother's
Day Bake Sale on Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10. Donations may be dropped off
May 9 starting at 2:00 PM at the main
church entrance and before all Masses. All
donations and baked goods are greatly appreciated. Next meeting will be Monday, May 11
at 7:00 PM at the Rectory.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY St. Patrick Cemetery is seeking a
qualified candidate to fill a full-time Cemetery Maintenance position immediately This position will require experience operating a backhoe, the routine maintenance of
lawn equipment, the ability to work independently, etc.
Please apply by email to [email protected] or
mail to 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901, Attn:
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL Many thanks to those who
American Girl Doll Bingo, St. Michael’s Church Hall,
300 W Oak St., Shenandoah, Sunday May 3rd, Doors
open at 12 noon. Early Bird at 1:15pm, Bingo starts at
1:30pm. Admission $25.00. *All Players must purchase
an admission ticket. *Winner receives their choice of doll.
*Advanced ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for
an American Girl Accessory . * Special Raffle - Bring nonperishable food or paper products to get a chance for a
special raffles – throughout the day one chance per item.
For tickets or info call 570-462-0809.
annual budget for important Diocesan ministries in our
If a Prenatal Diagnosis is Poor…You are not alone.
There is help. The Diocese of Allentown has a network of
concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding poor prenatal diagnosis. For support, contact: Sr. Janice Marie
Johnson, [email protected] or 610-2898900 x 245
Healing Mass: On Monday, May 11th at 6:30 PM
there will be a Mass of Healing for those individuals
who have experienced trauma. All are invited to join
in prayer at this Mass with Bishop John O. Barres as
Celebrant and Msgr. Walter Scheaffer as homilist at
the St. Ambrose Parish, 201 Randel Street,
Schuylkill Haven. Following Mass there will be a
Holy Hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
and the opportunity for confession. The evening will
conclude with Benediction at 8:30 PM.
Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner
Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2015, 5:00PM until
sellout, at St.Clare Parish Hall, Cost: $7.00
Adults $3.50 kids
Holiness Revolution, SPEAKER: Dan DeMatte, DATE:
Saturday, May 16th 2015, MUSICIAN: Aaron Richards.
LOCATION: St. John the Baptist Church, 10th and Mahantongo Sts., Pottsville. COST: Adults-$20.00, Teens (1319) $10.00 without an adult, Teens with an adult, $5.00.
Children 12 and under are free. Ticket price includes free
have made a pledge to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Making a six-month pledge to the Appeal allows you to maximize the amount that you may give by making monthly
payments. For example, a $120 gift to the Appeal may be
setup with six $20 installments. Remember, every gift
counts, no matter how small. Your generosity funds the
area. You can make your gift online at
At The Divine Mercy Perpetual Adoration Chapel,
Pottsville, we need adorers for the following hours:
Sunday 4 pm; Wednesday 3 pm; Friday 9 am. Call
Albert 573-0036 or Aleece 449-7678 for details.
The Diocese of Allentown, along with the Barnabite Fathers, would like to announce the planned visit of His
Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of
Manila, in the Diocese on September 25 and 26, 2015.
Cardinal Tagle is coming, through the invitation of the
Barnabite Fathers, to be the keynote speaker for the Hope
to Young Hearts Fundraising Dinner which will be held at
the Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown, PA on
September 25 at 5:30 p.m. and the Main Celebrant of the
Holy Mass on September 26 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann
Church, 415 South 6th Street, Emmaus, PA.
From the Spiritual Report to the Diocese:
7 Baptisms in 2014: Bria Anne Prestileo, Adalyn Noel
Evans, Madelyn Elizabeth McGinley, Collin Matthew Cecchini, Isabelle Grace Grustas, Maxwell Wilder Saulino,
Bella Marie Boyer.
3 First Communions in 2014: William Burke, Adrianna
Reiner, Maggie M. Stencovage.
21 Deaths in 2014: Michael J. Brennan, Mary A. Pilo, Mary
A. Brennan, Edward Adam Balulis, Albert J. Yanushonis,
Ann Marie Hertz, Anthon J. Slovick, Jr., Mary Lou Mack,
Helen L. Rogowski, Glenn E. Adams, Andrew J. Straka,
Jr., Evelyn M. Ryndock, Loretta C. Buehler, John J. Balulis, Margaret M. McCarthy, James A. McCann, Gerald F.
Loskill, Bernard J. Wixted, Patrick J. Garrity, Marie A.
Verba, Christine M. Sheriff.
book, CD and join us for FREE lunch after the event. For
Attention Parents: If you have a student gradu-
more information and tickets, please contact St. John’s
ating from high school or college, please let us know
Rectory 570-622-5470. All are welcome!
Congratulations to the students from our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, April 29:
Jonathan Eich
Bernard Guzick
Morgan Jacoby
Gabrielle Miske
Michael Pierce
so that we can publicize during the summer. For
high school graduates, we need to know if and
where they will be attending college. Thank you.
St. Stephen New Cemetery
Vallley St., Port Carbon
Burial Plots, $450 or 2 for $800
with Perpetual Care
Call Mary Ann at the Rectory
during business hours.
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