CHRISTMAS MASSES 2019: -Chritmas Eve 4PM, 8PM  & Midnight Christmas  9:30 AM     Christmas Message 2019 by Fr. Frank Karwacki                                                 Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 47 S. Market St.
                    CHRISTMAS: JESUS IS GOD MADE VISIBLE
  We read in St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians Chapter one verses 15 and 16 “He is the image of the invisible God, the first –born of all creatures. In him everything in heaven and on earth was created, things visible and invisible.”(NAB translation). Christmas brings us an experience of true joy when we meditate on the fact that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made his “dwelling among us“ by becoming one of us by taking on our human nature while maintaining His Divine Nature. The invisible God becomes visible for us in the infant babe lying in the manger in Bethlehem that first Christmas night. How awesome to think  that the very Son of God  through Whom the universe was created came to our planet earth which in size is like a microscopic piece of dust in this vast universe of trillions of stars. Yet Jesus in His great love came to us to dwell among us to save us and give us the gift of eternal life. The actual voice of God, not just a voice the through the words of the prophets, is heard in the cries of that holy infant babe lying in the manger. Infants cry because they are hungry and want to be fed or want to be welcomed into arms of loved ones and to be embraced.  It is the cry of our loving God. It is Jesus hungering for our love and desiring to be welcomed and embraced by us. May everyone welcome Him more so than ever this Christmas and every Christmas and always!
 
 

Jerry , Fr. Frank's new dog, an 8year old Spca rescue dog. Well behaved . Does not jump on people and can do all kinds of tricks!<< New image with text >>

COME TO OUR PARISH AND EXPERIENCE OUR AMAZING CHOIR UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR CHOIR DIRECTOR AND ORGANIST SHERRY MOROZ AS WELL AS MANY OF THE LIFT YOUR SPIRITS GROUP WHO ARE MEMBERS OF OUR CHOIR.  FR FRANK KARWACKI PASTOR

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Annual Summer Festival Church of Our Lady

 

April 11& 12, 2015 Fr. Frank Karwacki & Deacon McCarthy help distribute orange ribbons to remind people to pray for those persecuted by ISIS and other terrorist groups!

WE ARE A WELCOMING COMMUNITY OF FAITH.

Fr. Frank blessing a skunk at a Pet blessing. Fr. Frank wil be blessing  Pets on Sun. Oct. 2, 2016  

FR. FRank blessing pets 10-4-18

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PRAY FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WHO DO NOT ATTEND MASS FOR THEIR SUNDAY OBLIGATION NOR FOR HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING SO:

Lord Jesus, I realize that of all the duties you have entrusted to me, that my duty to pray for the salvation of the souls of my loved ones, family members and friends, is in Your eyes a very high priority. You call us to pray for one another’s salvation and so I pray for the souls of ____________________

_____________________________who are not coming to church on a regular basis even though they are able to do so. Lord Jesus touch and protect them with the power of your love and grace. Send Your Holy Spirit upon them and help them to hear You

calling them closer to You. Dear Lord help me with Your grace to draw closer to You and to share the gift of my faith with them according to Your holy will. Amen     Composed by Fr. Frank Karwacki

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AS YOU SAID      by Sr. Margaret Kob OCD

Ask, you said. Ask, and you shall receive.            Ask the Father in my name, you said. Thus far you have asked for nothing in my name.  Ask the Father to send laborers,  you said, for the fields are white for the harvest .                            If I have the the Bread of Heaven to offer you and you do not ask for it, it must be that you are not hungry. If I have Living Water to offer you and you are not clamoring for it,  it must be that you are not thirsty.                            If the sirens blast and the children are falling, falling, and you are not pounding on my door for their rescue, it must be that you have no heart.  If my shepherds grow cold and my sheep rush in their droves  to the Horror, and you are not screaming before my tent for their saving, it must be that you have no Fire.  O my people, ask --- ask in my name! Ask, and you shall receive!                                                  Mt 9:38 Jn 14:13; 15:1, 16; 16:24

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Sr. Margaret Kob OCD, a Carmelite Nun who is retired and living in Danville with the other retired Nuns from the Monastery in Elysburg is 92 and going blind  and has kept a handwritten prayer journal entitled “Sparkles on the Gihon”  and it is  filled with poetry, prose, and reflections on Sacred Scripture from the Old & New Testaments.. Use this link to access the webpage:    https://sparklesonthegihon.wordpress.com

 

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