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MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 2020 CATHOLIC BISHOP ABUSE REPORTING SERVICE MONDAY, December 14 If you have an allegation of abuse against a bishop, Saint John of the Cross please contact the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a; Matthew 21:23-27 Service at www.ReportBishopAbuse.org or by calling 7:00 a.m. Bobal 800-276-1562. 8:45 a.m. Bradley Perz PARISH REGISTRATION TUESDAY, December 15 New Parishioners are asked to register at the Rectory. Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13; Matthew 21:28-32 Please call first to make an appointment. You must be an 7:00 a.m. Eleanor Bialko active registered member of the parish for six months prior 8:45 a.m. Roseanne Vetter AND Jeanne Marie Warzeski to receiving a certificate of eligibility to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation. Also, in regard to Marriage, WEDNESDAY, December 16 either the bride or groom must be registered and a Isaiah 45:6b-8, 18, 21c-25; Luke 7:18b-23 practicing member of the parish for at least six months. 7:00 a.m. Marie Mulik Please notify the Rectory if you change your address or 8:45 a.m. Barbara Przybylska out of the parish.

THURSDAY, December 17 PLEASE NOTE REGARDING HOSPITAL ADMISSION Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Matthew 1:1-17 If you or a loved one would be admitted to any of the local 7:00 a.m. Marie Mulik hospitals, please tell them at the time of admission that you 8:45 a.m. Carl Maio are Catholic and a member of St. Thomas More Parish. To be certain that we are aware of your hospital stay, you or a FRIDAY, December 18 family member are also encouraged to notify us directly at Jeremiah 23:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25 the time of your admission, at the Parish Center number, 7:00 a.m. Frank Affeldt 610-433-7413. 8:45 a.m. Joseph Coyle AND Sean McCauley ATTENTION: GLUTEN-SENSITIVE PARISHONERS SATURDAY EVENING, December 19 (Vigil of Sunday) Those who desire to receive the Lord in Holy Communion Fourth Sunday in Advent but need special arrangements due to gluten-sensitivity 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 are asked to please contact Fr. John at the rectory so that 4:00 p.m. Frank Beauchner we can discuss the best way to meet your needs. 6:00 p.m. John and Marie Kowalski Typically, we ask that parishioners go to the sacristy at least 10 minutes prior to Mass so that we know how many SUNDAY, December 20 special Hosts must be consecrated. Then at Holy Fourth Sunday in Advent Communion time, they may go to the celebrant of the 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 Mass. For those who have celiac disease and cannot 8:00 a.m. Marian Breisch AND Olindo Zanchettin receive the low-gluten Hosts, please contact Fr. John at 10:00 a.m. Sister Sarah Landis, I.H.M. the rectory in advance of the Mass you plan to attend. We 12:00 Noon Jordan DiPietro will strive to make arrangements to receive the Precious Blood from a dedicated chalice after Mass.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL OUR STM IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION PARISHIONERS AND FAMILY Any organization wishing to place information MEMBERS CURRENTLY SERVING in the parish bulletin must submit that IN THE ARMED FORCES information to [email protected] NO “We live in the land of the free LATER than 12:00 noon on the Friday falling because of the brave.” nine days prior to the date on which we will read the bulletin. Thank you! GIVING TREE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Share a blessing with families in Now that our Mass schedule is transitioning inside, need this Advent. Catholic Charities we are looking for volunteers! We are creating a and Cay Galgon LIFE HOUSE (local team of parishioners to help us wipe down all pregnancy and family help centers) surfaces between the Saturday Masses and Sunday have experienced a 200% increase morning after the 10:00 a.m. Mass. If you can in the number of families requesting commit to a weekend or two a month, we would be help. For this reason, their “wish lists” very grateful for your help. Please consider helping focus on basic necessities...things many of us would hardly consider “gifts.” Yet, these items will be us to keep our church safe for all who attend. All appreciated all the more by those who receive them. materials and training are provided. Please contact Our 2020 GIVING TREE is a special “touch-free” Colleen Kern for additional information poster version with no “gift tags” to take with you. at [email protected] or call the Please see the Wish List below for shopping rectory at 610-433-7413, Ext 13. reference. Bring your UNWRAPPED gift item to the main vestibule of the church. Place in one of the Santa-size gift bags located near the “tree poster.” There is also a place for gift cards. Also, a JINGLE THANK YOU to Scout Troop 439 for managing and delivering the donations and THANK YOU STM Parishioners for your generosity!

WISH LIST The Knights of Columbus have Christmas cards available For Babies/Toddlers for purchase in the main vestibule of the church through Diapers: Newborn, 4,5,6 and Pull-ups December 20. You may stop by the table as you exit Wipes, Diaper Cream Vaseline church after receiving Holy Communion at the end of Baby Wash, Shampoo, Lotion Mass as well as when you come into church for Baby Towels and Wash Cloths Confession or Adoration to pick them up. There are Blankets, Receiving Blankets, Crib Sheet Sets instructions on how to send your payment to the rectory. Clothing: Size 9 months to 4% Thank you for your support! Baby Bottles, Bottle Brushes, Sippy Cups Baby Grooming Sets (nail clippers, brushes) TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Baby Medical Kits, Thermometers, Humidifiers St. Thomas More School has immediate positions For Families/Households available for daily/weekly Substitute Teachers (all grade Toothpaste, Razors, Deodorant levels/subjects), Long-Term Substitute Librarian, and Hair Products, Bath/Shower Products, Lotion Elementary and Middle School. STM serves Towel Sets (bath towel, hand towel, face cloth) approximately 500 students. Please submit a cover letter Flashlights, Umbrellas, Small Tool Kits and resume to Carol Lasicki at [email protected] Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V) Ziplock Bags (any size), Trash Bags (small, kitchen PART-TIME STM PRESCHOOL tall, 33 gallon) TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES Paper Products - Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper We have an opening at St. Thomas More (Scott single-ply) Preschool for an assistant teacher position Household Cleaning Products - Dish/Dishwasher and in our Pre-K Program for the 2020-2021 Laundry Detergents School Year. The position involves All-purpose Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner assisting a lead teacher from 12:00-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the school year. An Associate’s For the Organizations Degree in Early Childhood or related field preferred. Love Gift Cards - , Giant, CVS, Lowes, Home Depot of young children is a MUST! If you are interested, (available for purchase in the Rectory) please contact Jessie at [email protected] Bognet Medical Associates, P.C. Joseph C. Bognet, D.O. Family Medicine - Board Certified 1275 South Cedar Crest , Allentown (Corner of Cedar Crest Blvd. and Fish Hatchery Rd.) Heating & Air Conditioning Members of STM Church and School Community 610-821-2820 Auto Mile Fuel Oil Delivery - EFM Dealer Free Estimates (610) 967-6500 Financing Available "We Accept More Bread"

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