CHRISTMAS MASSES 2019:
-Chritmas Eve 4PM, 8PM & Midnight Christmas 9:30 AM Christmas Message 2019 by Fr. Frank
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!
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
Annual Summer Festival Church of
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
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
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;
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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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