Weekly Announcements: Feb 18th – Feb 25th


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

Monday, February 19th – Feria of Lent
8AM – Don & Marian Pape

Tuesday, February 20th – Feria of Lent
8AM – †Repose of the soul of John Staszewski

Wednesday, February 21st – Ember Wednesday of Lent
8AM – †Repose of the soul of Stanislaus Chlebowski

Thursday, February 22nd – The Chair of St. Peter, Apostle
8AM – Scott & Rosa Lawley

Friday, February 23rd – Ember Friday of Lent
8AM – The Patrick Morgan Family

Saturday, February 24th – Ember Saturday of Lent
8AM – Peter Bogunovich

Sunday, February 25th – 2nd Sunday of Lent
*7AM –
8:30AM – Missa Pro Populo
10:30AM – Children & Grandchildren of the Haddon Family

*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

At that time Jesus took Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: and He was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with Him. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye Him. And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said to them: Arise, and fear not. And they lifting up their eyes saw no one, but only Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man till the Son of Man be risen from the dead.
-St. Matthew 17: 1-9



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 21st, the Pro-Life Holy Hour will be at 6PM followed by the meeting at 7PM at St. Stephen’s

Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays during Lent after the 8AM Mass and at 7PM. There is a game night after Stations in the evening. All are invited.

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.

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this week are Ember Days. Traditionally, these are penitential days of fasting and partial abstinence (full abstinence on Friday) four times each year, at the change of the seasons.