Annual Parish Meeting
Our annual meeting is scheduled for Nov. 17th following the 9:00 A.M. Mass. There will only be one Mass scheduled so everyone will be able to attend. During this meeting we will be electing parish council members, reviewing the parish’s financial reports, and topics concerning that which will benefit our parish. Make plans to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The Living Tree
Holy Family Parish is much like a living tree. Jesus is the trunk and we are the branches. The roots of the tree are firmly planted in the living soil of the Gospel. The Living Tree in the narthex testifies to the wonderful achievements of lives and faith. It is a living history of our parish community. For more information and order forms, check out the book rack in the narthex.
REVISED CEMETERY REGULATIONS
Rules pertaining to all of the parish cemeteries can be viewed under the Holy Family link of the website directory.
Help To help defray costs, help is needed to maintain our parish cemeteries cuttings. If you can help, contact our parish chairman, Ted Gibala @ 412.678.7347. Also, don’t forget to make your cemetery donations.
Hurricane Relief Fund
Many people, our neighbors, have been affected by the recent hurricanes that damaged many portions of our country. The PNCC has organized a Hurricane Relief Fund. Individual donations will be collected and be distributed between the National Red Cross and Church World Service. Please send your donation to the National Church Center Office, designated for this disaster relief.
The address is 1006 Pittston Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505. Thank you all for your continued help and keep those affected in prayer
University of Pittsburgh
Global Study Abroad
In memory of Dr. Donald Mushalko, the Polish Room Committee is offering a $4000.00 scholarship to study in Poland. GPA Requirements: in good academic standing; Eligibility: Full time or Degree seeking student graduate. Scholarship Information: Nationality Room Scholarship Graduate, University of Pittsburgh. Contact information email: email@example.com Tel:1-412-648-7413 and/or Fax: 1-412-383-716
The Polish National Union…
has something for everyone!
Family of 5 – We can help
Grandparents of 8 – We can help
Widow/Widower – We can help
Divorced with Children – We can help
Single – We can help
College Student – We can help
Regardless of your status in life, we offer many ways to provide financial security for you and your family. Contact Henrietta Kleckner@ 724.863.6715 or call the PNU Head Office at 1.800.724.6352
for more information.
EDUCATION AND YOUTH
One of the benefits of the PNU is the Education and Youth Commission are stipends the commission gives to its members yearly. Last year, 51 stipends were given to college and technical/trade students. To help supplement funds, a special raffle is taking place. Raffle tickets are available on the bulletin table in the Narthex. Help support this endeavor.
The Polish Bard
Efforts are being made to reorganize the Bard. If you would like to sing and join, contact Wendy Blotzer @412.203.1747. The Bard sings at diocesan events that are held.
Parish Census Forms
Forms have been resent to those who haven’t returned the original census forms and haven’t complied with the parish’s request. It is important that all forms are returned so that Holy Family Parish can have an accurate account of membership. Thank You.