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Saint John Damascene writes: Y our sacred and happy soul, as nature will have it, was separated in death from your most blessed and immaculate body; and although the body was duly interred, it did not remain in the state of death, neither was it dissolved by decay….Your most pure and sinless body was not left on earth but you were ...

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Mark Your Calendar!! Tuesday, September 11 @ 6:30 PM - Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena, 18th & Turner Streets, Allentown. The Most Reverend Alfred Schlert, Bishop of Allentown invites all Police, Firefighters, First Responders, Legal Professionals, Health Care Workers and their families as we celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. Pl...

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Will be held Sunday, September 23 at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, 1875 W. Turner St., Allentown, Pa 18104 at 3 PM. We cordially invite couples celebrating 1-5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or fifty plus years of marriage to this special event. Please register online at www.allentowndiocese.org/anniversarymass or refer to...

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The Marian Catholic/ Men of Marian Summer Picnic will be held Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 from 5-10 PM and Sunday, July 29 from 4-9 PM with entertainment provided by “Jean and the American Dream” - Sakes Alive and “Another Day Dawns”. New this year! Running along with our Annual Summer Picnic will be the ...

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Come One, Come All!! Join us for an OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, August 1, from 6:30- 8:00 pm. Meet the teachers and see the classrooms. If you are trying to decide on a preschool, please join us or email kdmerkel@ptd.net for more information. Full day and half day classes are available for 3, and 4 year olds along with a transitional kindergart...

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Two more dates have been added: August 4 & 5 and August 18 & 19. please stop in the vestibule of church to purchase a shopping pass for $5 which entitles you to a full day of 25% off discount shopping, refreshments, entertainment, and fabulous register to win prizes at Boscov’s on Tuesday, October 16 from 8 AM to 11 PM. All ...

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Hosted by the SJRA Home and School Association on Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 to 6:00 on the school grounds. Mass at 4:00. All current and former students, teachers, staff, and community members welcome. Light refreshments will be served, but donations of snack items or baked goods are appreciated. If you have any pictures, articles, or s...

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After 18 years of service to our parish of St. Joseph, Father Baransky has been called by Bishop Schlert to move on to a new assignment at St Richard’s parish in Barnesville. In order to give everyone the opportunity to extend their support and appreciation to Father for these many years of dedication and support to our parish, plea...

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April: Sat., 4 PM: L: Joan DeAcetis. EM: Diana Bochantin, Gloria Kehrli, _______________ except 4/7 & 28. A.S.: Bob Bochantin, John Malarkey, Rhiannon Malarkey. Sun. 8 AM: L: Alexa Igoe. EM: Barbara Rodgers, Lisa Pompa, Bernie Schweibinz except 4/8 & 29. A.S.: Kathleen Kenderish. Sun. 10:30 AM: L: Tricia Snisky. EM: Mike Sofranko ...

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The Serra Clubs of the Diocese of Allentown will host an annual Day of Prayer for Vocations on Saturday, April 7 at Saint John the Baptist Church, American Parkway and Front Street, Allentown. The day begins with Mass at 8:00 AM followed by registration and continental breakfast. Vicar General Msgr. David James and Very Rev. Dr. Robert Ko...

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March: Sat., 4 PM: L: Greg Strubinger. EM: Gary Solt, Pam Heydt, Theresa Kattner. A.S.: Kate Malay. Sun. 8 AM: L: Mary Marzen. EM: Anna Marie Shedaker, Kathleen Kenderish, Deacon Jack Mroz. A.S.: Kristin Pompa, Zak Pompa, Sydney Vincent. Sun. 10:30 AM: L: Gail Smith. EM: Joe Blisko, Gloria Kehrli, Deacon Jack Mroz. A.S.: Kayla Renode, Rob...

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Saturday, April 21 - 9 AM - 2:30 PM - Our Lady Queen of Peace, 402 Route 209, Brodheadsville, Pa 18322. Bring your own lunch. Free will offering - Father James Blount, Society of Our Lady of the Trinity, Georgia Mission is a very gifted spiritual director and confessor. Father Jim is a bold, charismatic preacher endowed and empowered with...

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We are still in need of servers for various openings for The Paschal Triduum schedule. Please stop in the Sacristy to sign up.
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Sunday, October 15 12 NOON – 7 PM Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall Entertainment, Cash Raffle, Theme Basket Auction, Delicious Ethnic and American Foods, Cash Bar, Free Admission and Parking!
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Saturday, December 9 St. Joseph Church 12 NOON – 5:30 PM Food, Basket Raffle, Garage Sale, Baked Goods, Live Nativity, Organ Recital at 2 PM, Church Tour with Father Baransky at 2:45 PM, Mass at 4 PM.

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Sunday, October 1 Mahoning Valley Country Club 8 AM Registration, 9 AM Shotgun Start/Scramble 1 PM Picnic lunch/Prizes $85 single golfer Registration/Sponsor Form attached
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Have a child entering First through Eighth grade in the public school, non-Catholic private school, or are you homeschooling? Check out our Religious Education Program…..Jim Thorpe Regional Catholic Whole Community Catechesis (formerly CCD or PREP). Registration begins this weekend!! You will find registration forms and Parents&rsq...

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 Our dads have a special place in the lives of our families and with Father’s Day fast approaching on June 18, what a better way to remember Dad than with a Spiritual Bouquet. Give your dad a spiritual gift and present him with a beautiful card (available in the vestibule). Just complete the information on the envelope, enclose...

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SATURDAY, MAY 27 - 9 AM - 1 PM (Behind the church on School Street) Pine Coffee Table - $10 Small Pine Chair with Cushion - $10 Household Items: Knick Knacks, Dishes, Lamps, Vases, Decorations, Wreaths, Pictures, Toys, Books, Seasonal Items New Items Arriving Monthly!

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The third annual summer lunch program is underway once again being held at the Masonic Lodge Fellowship Hall on 5th Street in Jim Thorpe. Volunteers from our parish for this years program are needed for the week of June 26-30 to help greet, serve and assist in clean-up from 10:00 AM - 2 PM. Last year over 2,000 meals were served to indivi...

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It was July 1880 that Reverend Mother traveled to Mauch Chunk to visit the Sisters there. Sister Clothilde, Superior of that mission relates it. “The first time we had the joy of greeting our Reverend Mother was shortly after her arrival in New York on her way to Wilkes-Barre when she contacted Mauch Chunk by a telegram. We all w...

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This Spring marks 100 years since the Fatima apparitions, and an opportunity to reflect deeply again upon their message. The Angel of Peace appeared three times to the shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, beginning in the Spring of 1916 in Fatima, Portugal. These visitations prepared the way for the six apparitions of Our Lady...

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The Serra Clubs of the Allentown diocese will host an annual Day of Prayer for Vocations on Saturday, May 6th at Saint Mary’s in Kutztown. The day begins with registration and continental breakfast from 8:15 to 9 AM followed by a Holy Hour with the Rosary for Vocations and chanted Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction with Monsignor ...

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To celebrate Mother Pauline’s Anniversary we will have a gathering at St., Joseph Church after the 10:30 AM Mass on April 30. We will begin with a Continental Breakfast in the School Cafeteria, then have a teaching and activity. Registration is $5/family; $2 for a single adult. Please contact the WCC office to register at 570-325-27...

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The Lenten Season is upon us once again.... a great time to sit down to some comforting and warm Lenten dishes. Therefore, in order to offer a variety of foods to others, we are seeking individuals who can prepare something delicious to be put in quart containers and offer for sale on Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, Mar...

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The book being offered this week is: “Ten Evenings with God” by Ilia Delio, OSF Most of us occasionally have longed for a billboard message from God telling us which direction to take in life. Can spending ten evenings with God take the frustration and panic out of life’s decisions? We want to do God’s will but mor...

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Come join Father Baransky every Thursday beginning March 2 from 11 AM - 1 PM in the Brogan Room where he will discuss Signs of God’s Grace - A Journey through the Sacraments by Reverend Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., Th.D. The sacraments lie at the heart of the Catholic faith. Now, you can discover them anew in this captivating journey. Y...

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