Saturday, September 10th 5:30 PM Deceased Members of the Hall
Saturday, September 24th
(Mary and daughters)
Sunday, Sept 25th 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30 AM Donald Emery
(Barbara & Jack Emery)
(Bill & Terry Brodniak)
Monday, September 26th Sts. Cosmas & Damian
Parishioners of St. Rocco’s
Tuesday, September 27th
8:00 AM Carmela & Gilda DeAnnuntis
Wednesday, September 28th St. Wenceslaus, Martyr
8:00 AM No Mass
New parishioners living in the Parish boundaries are asked to register at the
Rectory or call. You must be an active registered member of the parish for three
months prior to receiving a certificate of eligibility to be a sponsor for Baptism
or Confirmation. If you change information or move away, please notify us
Please contact Msgr. Reichert six months in advance. Currently dated copies of
Baptismal and Confirmation records are required. Marriage classes as well as
sessions with the priest are required.
Please contact Msgr. Reichert at least three months before your expected
delivery date to arrange for Baptismal instruction which is held the 3rd
Monday of each month at 7pm in the IHM room in the rectory basement.
Parents must be registered with the Parish. A Godparent must be a registered
practicing Catholic. Call the rectory at 610-258-9059.
Please call or stop by the rectory to schedule Masses. All Masses are $10
weekday or weekend. Altar flowers are $40 and the Sanctuary Candle is $20.
Communion is distributed to homebound parishioners- 1st Friday of each month.
Please call the rectory to be included on the list.
Sponsors for Baptism & Confirmation must be at least 16 years of age,
received Confirmation & Holy Communion, must be an active member who
receives the Sacraments on a regular basis, & if married be in a valid marriage.
Mondays 6pm-7:30pm (September-May) for Grades 1 through 7 and
Sundays 11:30—1PM for Confirmation Class grade 8
To learn more about the Diocese’s Youth Protection programs, visit The
Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People on the Diocese of
Allentown’s website at www.allentowndiocese.org under “Protection of Youth”.
Weekend of October 1/2
Thursday, Sept 29th Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
(Phil & Anne Janvrin)
Friday, September 30th
Saturday, October 1st
8:00 AM Mary DeMonte
Saturday 5:30 PM
Mary G Pulcini
Sunday 7:30 AM
G Murgia & A McPeek
P Hera & M Hera
Sunday 10:30 AM
B Powell & L Powell
Sunday, October 2nd 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:30AM Donald Sarnelli
(Robert & Karen Parella)
(Carol & Ed Smith)
Parishioners of St. Rocco’s
SANCTUARY CANDLE will burn before the
Blessed Sacrament this week in Loving Memory of
Guido Corsi requested by Mary and daughters.
Please extend a warm welcome to our new
parish family members:
Aimee & Claude Carriere
Richard & Amber Belon
daughter Kathryn Sobol
Basil & Caroline Riga
James & Shari Ireland
Plate: September 10/11 $4,770.00
Taxes and Assessments: $979.00
Richard & Patricia Dunn
Thank you for your spirit of stewardship!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS
The next meeting will be Thursday, October 13 at
7:30PM. We will pray the rosary at 7:00PM.
PASTA NITE—St. Rocco’s Knights of
Columbus will hold a Pasta dinner on Saturday,
October 1 at 6:30PM
Adults -$10, children 7-12 - $5, and children under 6 are free.
Spaghetti or Penne w/ Meatballs & Sausage
Salad, Desert, and Beverages
Tickets on sale after all Masses or contact Dave Rine at 908763-3260.
ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY NEWS
Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 5. On the first
Wednesday of the month, we meet in church at 7PM to pray the
rosary followed by our monthly meeting. The evening
concludes with coffee and cake in the church hall. All women
of the parish are invited to join the Altar & Rosary Society!
New members and new ideas are always welcome! See you
on the 5th!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The A&R will be going OUT
FOR BREAKFAST on Sunday, October 16 after the 10:30AM
Mass. We will have a Mass that day for the Living and
Deceased Members of the A&R Sodality. A sign-up sheet and
more details about the breakfast will be available next week.
LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
We are seeking volunteers to be Lectors and/or Eucharistic
Ministers for the weekend Masses. Any men or women 18
years and older who are interested, please sign-up on the sheet
on the vestibule bulletin board. Deacon Palmeri will be holding
training sessions shortly.
DIOCESAN FAMILY FESTIVAL
Please join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family!
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11 am — 5pm at SteelStacks,
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
St. Rocco’s has been invited to have a food stand. We will
be there serving our Porketta and St. Rocco Chips! Be sure
to come visit us!
COFFEE & DONUTS hosted by the Knights of Columbus
will take place next Sunday, October 2 after all Masses. Join
us in the church hall.
2016 MASS INTENTION BOOK
Unfortunately, all Mass Intentions for 2016 have been
scheduled. There are no available Masses for the rest of this
calendar year. We are sorry for this inconvenience and truly
understand your desire to have prayers offered for your
deceased loved ones. Loved ones may always be perpetually
enrolled in the Memorial Fund. The Sanctuary Candle can also
be scheduled to burn in their honor. The 2017 Mass book will
be open shortly, check future bulletins for more info.
Questions People Ask
Q. What are archangels?
A. The ancient Babylonians believed God has attendants who
are spiritual beings. Judaism maintained this belief, and thus the
Catholic religion teaches that “purely spiritual creatures” called
angels exist (CCC,330). The word angel comes from the Hebrew
work malakh, which means “to send.” The Bible has many references to different kinds of angels. Some are messengers. The
prefix arch– means “important.” Thus, archangels are entrusted
with very important messages from God. The archangel Gabriel
announced to Mary that she was to be the mother of God (Lk
1:26). Three archangels named in reference to the messages they
delivered: Michael (who is like God), Gabriel (power of God),
and Raphael (God has healed). Their feast day is Sept. 29.
Archangels are not human, but they fit the definition of a saint.
Therefore, the Roman Catholic Church added the archangels to
the canon list of saints, because a saint is anyone who is holy. If
someone is holy, he or she lives in the presence of God and exists to serve God.
IMPORTANT DATES: Please check your email inbox for details!
Sept 25—Confirmation Class 11:30AM
Sept 26 - CCD grades 1– 7 at 6:00PM
October 2—Confirmation Class 1:30AM
October 3— CCD grades 1-7 at 6PM also Parent Program in IHM
meeting room in rectory basement.
October 9 & 10 NO Classes Columbus Day Holiday.
Contact Kathleen Blease, DRE at 610-588-5360 or email
[email protected] with any questions.
St. Rocco’s CCD has a Facebook page! Visit our Facebook page
for CCD info and all things about Catholic parenting/grandparenting.
Videos, books, crafts, articles, schedules and more. “Like” our page
to receive posts and stay in touch. Go to www.facebook.com/
StRoccoCCD or scan the QR barcode on the CCD bulletin board.
Contact Mrs. Kathleen Blease, DRE at 610-588-5360 or email
[email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
Notre Dame High School will hold their 4th Annual Gala
Auction– Friday, October 14 at DeSales University 6PM –
10PM. All proceeds assist NDHS with major facility
improvements on campus. This years event will help fund
recent renovations to the main floor bathrooms, hall, gym and
new bleachers. Ticket $125. includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner,
dessert and entertainment. Sponsorship and advertising
opportunities are available. Contact 610-868-1431 ext 123 or
email [email protected]
Holy Family Parish-Nazareth Golden Agers upcoming bus
trips: October 18 Mt. Airy Casino includes Jimmy Sturr show
at 1PM, buffet, $20 slot play. Cost $57pp
Nov 30 Christmas show at Candlelight Theater, Wilmington De
Show, meal & bus $95pp
Dec 14 American Theater, Lancaster Christmas Show & family
style meal $89pp Call 610-759-0576 for info & reservations.
Spirit 2016 “Encounter Mercy and Truth” -The Annual Diocesan Men’s Conference will be held Sat, Nov 5 9AM-5PM at
DeSales Univ. The day includes keynote addresses, exhibits, a Vigil Mass with Bishop Barres, continental breakfast and lunch included. Registration fee is $35 and $10 for high school/college student. For info or to register visit www.cmfda.org or call 610-2898900. Program brochures are on the shelf in the vestibule.