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Do You Want To Fast This Lent?


  Fast -  from hurting words and say kind words.

    Fast – from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast – from anger and be filled with patience.

  Fast – from pessimism and be filled with hope.

                                                                               Fast – from worries and have trust in God.

         Fast – from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

                                                                               Fast – from pressure and be prayerful.

      Fast – from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

               Fast – from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

                                                                              Fast – from grudges and be reconciled.

      Fast – from words and be silent so you can listen.


                                     Mass Intentions for next weekend  –    February 24/25, 2018

                                                                     Saturday: 4:00 PM – Thomas Shimko (Family)

                                                      Sunday: 8:30 AM -  Elizabeth Connolly (Frank Langan & Family)

                                                                 11:00 AM – Parishioners of St. Ann Basilica Parish

                                                7:00 PM – Anthony & Josie Citrano (Elizabeth & Michael Cruciani & Sons)


  What’s New  ????                                                    


·         Stations of the Cross: Every Friday night after the 7:00 PM Mass in the upper Basilica.

·         Noon Mass: A noon Mass has been added every Tuesday thru Friday during Lent. The full schedule is 8:30 AM , 12 Noon and 7:00 PM.

·         Road to Resurrection: This week at St. Ann Basilica on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7:00 PM in the upper Basilica. Preacher is Very Reverend Richard Burke, C.P.

·         Lenten Concert with Tatiana “Tajci” Cameron: Come join us on Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 PM in the Basilica. This gripping drama of the Crucifixion translates the life experiences of this talented artist into a unique interpretation of Jesus’ words from the Cross.

·         Confirmation Parent Meeting: Parents of children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Ann Basilica in the 2019-2020 academic year are required to attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM in the Shrine Dining Room. We will be discussing preparation for the sacrament. Any questions, please call 570-903-8408.

·         First Penance: First Penance will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, at 11:00 AM in the upper Basilica. Children and families should arrive no later than 10:40 AM to the upper church.

·         Bible Study with Brother Joe: Join us on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 PM in the St. Gabriel’s Room to discuss the 1st and 2nd books of Samuel. For details call, 570-347-5691.

·         Roundwoods Senior Citizens: Next meeting is on Tuesday, February 27th, at 1:00 PM in the Shrine Dining Room. New members welcome.

·         St. Ann Book Club: We will be meeting on Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 PM in the St. Ann’s Room. We will be discussing, “The Gift of Simplicity: Heart, Mind, Body, Soul,” by Brother Victor-Antoine D’Avila-Latourrette. We welcome new members.

·         Prayer Line: For information or prayer  

  requests,  call Carol at 562-3745.

·         Legion of Mary: Meeting on Mondays in the

  Shrine Center at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to

  join. Call Dori at 343-7373.


All Around Town :


  • The Light Is On for You:” Confessions will be heard in every parish from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Monday evening during the Lenten season, beginning on the first Monday of Lent, February 19th, and continuing through Monday of the last full week of Lent, March 19th. For   more   information,   please   visit   the   Diocesan   website - www.dioceseofscranton.org and go to the Office for Parish Life page.
  • Purse Bingo: Designer purse bingo to benefit Tracey’s Hope Rescue for Animals will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 12:00 Noon at the Eagle McClure Hose Company, Old Forge. For tickets, call Denise at 570-457-1625. Tickets are $20.00.