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  • SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Infant baptisms are celebrated on Saturdays at Noon and Sundays at 11:30AM. Parents are asked to attend a one-evening presentation on Baptism prior to the celebration. Please phone the Parish Office to register for the class and Baptism. SPONSOR CERTIFICATES for sacramental sponsors can be issued only to registered & active members of the parish. Please call the office.

    SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Please call the Parish Office at least 12 months prior to the date of the intended wedding. Church date and arrangements should precede all other wedding plans. Pre-Cana conferences are mandatory and are available several times a year.

    SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: Call the Parish Office to notify us about admission to a hospital or extended confinement to one’s home. COMMUNION TO SICK AND SHUT-INS: Call the Parish Office if someone is unable to attend Mass. Communion is taken to the sick and homebound on First Fridays and at other arranged times.

    BABYSITTERS are on duty at 10:30am Mass in church basement.

    BULLETIN DEADLINE Due by MONDAY @ noon.

    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): Adults interested in learning more about the faith or becoming Catholic may join this on- going program of formation and instruction. Classes now meeting on Thursday evenings in the School Library from 6:30PM-7:30PM. Please call the Parish Office to register.

    ALTAR FLOWERS: Flowers may be placed in the sanctuary for special occasions or in memory of a loved one. Call Deborah Breon at 717-986- 1959 for details.

    SCRIP: This is a successful program earning Seven Sorrows rebate money on all your gift card purchases. Each card you buy is purchased at face value. The rebates we receive are placed into a scholarship fund to help offset tuition and fees. Cards are available after Masses (excluding 6:00PM). Inventory also available in the Rectory (Mondays 8:30-9:30AM & 3:00-4:00PM; Tuesdays & Wednesdays 8:30-4:00PM; Thursdays 1- 4:00PM and Fridays (excluding summer) 8:30-4:00PM). For more information, contact Lisa Fortunato ([email protected]).

    PRAYER CHAIN: Need prayers? Reach out to our Prayer Chain coordinator, Donna Jennings at 717-566-3184 or via email at [email protected]

    Zoe Martin—[email protected] Kristin [email protected]

    Carole Larry—[email protected]

    Evangel D.—[email protected]

    Ray Kerwin 717-944-5371 x208

    Mrs. Rebecca Harvey, Principal School Phone 717-944-5371 School Fax 717-944-5419

    Bishop McDevitt 717-236-7973

    Holy Bible Quiz

    There were Peter and Andrew his brother; James and John the sons of

    Zebedee (Matt. 10:2) and James son of Alphaeus and his brother Judas

    (Luke. 6:16) Acts 1:13).

    Mon. 8:30 AM Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 AM

    Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday: 8:00AM, 10:30AM, 6:00 PM

    Sunday 11:30 AM-12 PM

    Thursday 4:30-6:00 PM Saturday: 7:30-7:50 AM, 4:30-5:10 PM

    Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM-10:00 PM Friday 8:30-NOON

    Monday-Friday 9:30AM-1:00 PM

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  • FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

    “ATOMIC HABITS” AND THE LITTLE WAY OF ST. JOSEPH

    Prayer for the year of St. Joseph

    My favorite book of the moment is Atomic

    Habits, the huge-selling book by James Clear. I have

    bought it for several of my children because it is a

    great method of taking small, satisfying steps toward

    self-discipline. Its tagline: “Tiny Changes,

    Remarkable Results.”

    The book was recommended by a monk, and since I

    happened to read the book as the Year of Joseph

    began, it gave me new insight into how Joseph was

    able to fulfill his vocation not by giant, unprecedented

    acts but by repeating ordinary virtues. Call it “the

    Little Way of St. Joseph.”

    1. Form your identity through many “little fiats”

    like Joseph’s. “Every action you take is a vote for the

    type of person you wish to become,” writes Clear.

    “No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as

    the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new

    identity.” St. John Paul II said the same thing in his

    often repeated phrase, “Become who you are.” We

    don’t need an overhaul; we need a quiet commitment

    to the person God made us to be.

    This is also the whole point of Francis’s apostolic

    letter on Joseph, which names his deepest identity in

    its title: “A Father’s Heart.” Joseph did not gain that

    heart all at once, but “in every situation, Joseph

    declared his own ‘fiat,’ like those of Mary at the

    Annunciation and Jesus in the Garden of

    Gethsemane.” We all need to make little “fiats”

    continually, says Pope Francis. “How many fathers,

    mothers, grandparents and teachers are showing our

    children, in small everyday ways, how to accept and

    deal with a crisis by adjusting their routines, looking

    ahead and encouraging the practice of prayer.”

    2. Have the “creative courage” to face new

    situations. “Over the long run, however, the real

    reason you fail to stick with habits is that your self-

    image gets in the way,” writes Clear. “This is why

    To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation,

    and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse,

    we confidently invoke your patronage also. Through that

    charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin

    Mother of God and through the paternal love with which

    you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you

    graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ

    has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and

    strength to aid us in our necessities. O most watchful

    g u a r d i a n o f t h e H o l y F a m i l y ,

    defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ;

    O most loving father, ward off from us very contagion of

    error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty

    protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our

    struggle with the power of darkness. As once you rescued

    the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s

    Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all

    adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant

    protection, so that, supported by your example and your

    aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and

    to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

    you can’t get too attached to one version of your

    identity. Progress requires unlearning … to upgrade

    and expand your identity.”

    Imagine if St. Joseph was attached to his identity as a

    Nazareth carpenter. He may never have been able to

    be the other things his family needed him to be: a

    protector, traveler and teacher. As Pope Francis put

    it: “The Gospel does not tell us how long Mary,

    Joseph and the child remained in Egypt. Yet they

    certainly needed to eat, to find a home and

    employment. It does not take much imagination to fill

    in those details. The Holy Family had to face

    concrete problems” and adapt.

    For us, “In the face of difficulty, we can either give

    up and walk away, or somehow engage with it. At

    times, difficulties bring out resources we did not even

    think we had.” (to be continued)

    View this bulletin online at www.DiscoverMass.com

  • SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY PARISH—MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

    MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE SUNDAY OFFERING

    Sunday Offering -Week of Jan. 17, 2021: $10,324.00

    December "Online Giving" $23,880.81

    Christmas Offering $60,269.00

    ROSARY LEADERS JANUARY 23/24, 2021

    Saturday 5:30PM Vincent Varankar

    Sunday 8:00AM Linda Hartzell Sunday 10:30AM Paulanne Loutinsky

    DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

    ETERNAL REST, GRANT, O LORD, UNTO

    DONALD MARTINO

    And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

    SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

    8:00 AM + OUR PARISH FAMILY

    10:30AM + DOLORES & RICHARD STICHTER

    6:00 PM Special Intentions for SHANNA BYRNE

    MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2021 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle (Feast) 8:30 AM + JAMES McGOVERN

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2021 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops (Memorial) 8:00 AM + LINDA CALDWELL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 [Saint Angela Merici, Virgin]

    8:00 AM + DEAN DRAYER

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)

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