Weekly Announcements: Feb 11th – Feb 18th


Important: Due to an issue with the boiler at Holy Ghost Church, the 8AM Mass on Tuesday, February 13th will be offered at St. Stephen of Hungary Oratory instead.

Sunday, February 11th – Quinquagesima Sunday
*7AM –
8:30AM – Missa Pro Populo
10:30AM – The Poyastro-Pearson Family

Monday, February 12th – Seven Holy Founders of the Servile Order of the BVM, Confessors
8AM – †Repose of the soul of Mildred Kunkay

Tuesday, February 13th – Feria
*8AM – †Repose of the soul of Michael Flynn

Wednesday, February 14th – Ash Wednesday
*7AM –
8AM – Rick & Gina Poyastro-Pearson
7PM –

Thursday, February 15th – Thursday after Ash Wednesday
8AM – Jolene Pozza

Friday, February 16th – Friday after Ash Wednesday
8AM – †Repose of the soul of Thomas Sukley Sr.

Saturday, February 17th – Saturday after Ash Wednesday
8AM – Andrew Pheasant

Sunday, February 18th – 1st Sunday of Lent
*7AM –
8:30AM – Kevin & Bless Shine
10:30AM – Missa Pro Populo

*Offered at St. Stephen of Hungary Oratory

Confessions are heard starting 30 minutes before each weekday Mass and from 8AM until 11:30AM at Holy Ghost Church on Sundays.

Sacred Art

Again the devil took Him up into a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them, and said to Him: All these will I give Thee, if falling down Thou wilt adore me. Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan! for it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil left Him: and behold angels came, and ministered to Him.
-St. Matthew 4: 8-11



Each week on Sundays there is a coffee social after the 8:30AM Mass and potluck and catechism after the 10:30AM Mass in the church hall downstairs. Visitors are invited to join us.

This Wednesday, February 14th is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence.

There will be a Young Adult Lenten Recollection on Saturday, February 17th at St. Stephen of Hungary Oratory from 8:30AM until 5:30PM. Young Adults are welcome to participate in the Day of Lenten Recollection, in partnership with St. Lawrence Parish of Harrisburg, PA. The opening Mass is at 8:30AM, and closing Vespers at 5:00PM. Talks will be given by Frs. Cortes, Lopez, and Gomez. The cost to attend is $15. Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Also on Saturday, the Womens’ Rosary and Altar Society will meet after the 8AM Mass. The Girls’ Youth Group will meet in the afternoon at 3PM-4:30PM.

The 40 Days for Life Vigil to End Abortion is from February 14th to March 24th. Our local effort will be held at the Allentown Planned Parenthood, 29 N. 9th St. Different parishes have been given a day of the week to pray. Holy Ghost Parish will pray on Thursdays (February 15th and 22nd and March 7th, 14th, and 21st). Go to 40daysforlife.com/Allentown to sign-up for information, daily prayers, meditations, and updates on lives. Select an hour from 9:00AM – 4:00PM, and come that hour each week. However, you may go to pray on any day that works for your schedule. Please email the hours you plan to go to schedule40dfl@gmail.com.

The next parish pirogi making event will be on Saturday, February 24th starting at 9AM in the church hall. All are invited to come help make pirogi that morning.