This Friday, April 3rd, Father Dan plans to Live Stream Adoration at 10AM. Check his Facebook page to join him virtually.

PLEASE PRAY FOR the ongoing purification of our diocese and the worldwide Church, 122 million fallen away Catholics, those contemplating abortion, those contemplating suicide, the souls in Purgatory, those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addictions and their families, all those who are passed through our prayer chain and all those who are sick, including: Jean Hojnowski, Shirley & Tony Mortellaro, Teddy Lesh, Marty Galczynski, Julia Gervasi, Brandon Walker, Myrtle Gilbert, Al and Noreen Platten, Suzanne Zbrzezny, Korri Ann Spadone, Bill and Dianna Loveric, Jo Clair Surman, Fr. Jim Fugle, Amanda Mascia, Catherine Doktor, Mary Adams, Craig Ford, Joelle Mendola, Joe Wolf, Peg Meyer, Millie Mruczek, Gary and Trish Smith Family, Adrienne and Neil, Kimberly Mascia, Ruth Gear, Shirley Winters, Bob and Alicia Mangola, Marianne Larivey, Dorothy, John Farley, Larry Strollo, Joanne Winkelman, John Davis, Joyce Urban, Ruth Zehler, Elaine Mattia, Sally McAteer, Bill Paige, Edith Silvernail, Celia Klein, Martin, Judy Russell, Karen Ryan, Joe Gear, Mary Kay Borkowski, Heather, Julie D’Amico, Marion Szadek, Dee Bielec, Paul Zbrzezny, Emily Wachowski, Mayia, Dan Kensy and Family, Charlie Lesh, Dave Fino, Renee Schiefer, Dave Burkhardt, Gail M., Carla Territo, Agnes Nelson, Carol Hofmeier, Kelsey Mann,  Mike Misterantino, Leilani Spring, Hannah Becker, Rev. John Mack, Meredith, Donna Guenther, Michelle Larivey, Cindy Vaughn and Tony Kutter.

Please also pray for our world now suffering from COVID-19 and for all of our health care workers and essential personnel.

Please visit http://www.irs.gov or speak with your tax accountant if you have questions. We thought we would share answers to some questions we have been hearing here for you though. These answers are copied from the IRS website.

Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?

Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible.

Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child.

I am not typically required to file a tax return. Can I still receive my payment?

Yes. People who typically do not file a tax return will need to file a simple tax return to receive an economic impact payment. Low-income taxpayers, senior citizens, Social Security recipients, some veterans and individuals with disabilities who are otherwise not required to file a tax return will not owe tax.

How can I file the tax return needed to receive my economic impact payment?

IRS.gov/coronavirus will soon provide information instructing people in these groups on how to file a 2019 tax return with simple, but necessary, information including their filing status, number of dependents and direct deposit bank account information.

Sorry to say we have had to cancel the distribution of palms this Sunday. See Fr. Dan’s message here:

God Bless.

When we sleep, it tends to be for a short time. Maybe we stay up late or rise early. Maybe it’s interrupted. But we don’t really have any doubt that the sun will rise and we too will get up to start another day. Jesus talks about this cycle of day and of night, one that we are familiar with.

One day, Lazarus did not wake up. This too, I suppose we expect. Life comes to an end. Yet even then, Martha has faith that he will “rise.”

Jesus seems to suggest that there is a different kind of light that we can walk by, even now though. Not an ordinary way of being awake. Not something we have to wait for in the final resurrection.

I sometimes see preachers point to Lazarus as mere “resuscitation.” He isn’t raised the way Jesus is, walking through closed doors and zipping around wherever he pleases. And of course Lazarus is not with us now, so we know his body died again at some point. So we could contrast resuscitation and resurrection. We could talk about how this points to resurrection, points to Easter.

Yet I think there is also a more immediate point to what Jesus is doing. There is something in between living a normal life, and waiting for heaven. There is an experience of grace or light in the day to day.

He cries when Lazarus is gone. Martha and Mary and Jesus long to have him back even though they know they will see him in heaven. And that’s ok! I don’t think that’s a sign of weak faith. We can miss someone now even if we are certain we will see them again. That grieving is just part of being a normal human being. Yet part of what Jesus gives here is hope. Hope that doesn’t have to wait for the last day and resurrection. He has a very special way of healing that hurt, of course: a miracle, and a rare one. The rest of us still wait as Martha was doing for the last day. But I think part of the message is that while it is ok to grieve now, it is also ok to begin healing. To begin hoping again, for a light to begin to emerge in our hearts even after we have known deep loss.

Peace ~ Fr. Dan

Mass Intentions for this Week

The sanctuary candles this week will burn for * Judy Balonek *

Saturday    March 28th – Corfu

5:00PM      Helen Grabski ~ John & Rose Kadziolka

Sunday      March 29th

8:30AM     Corfu – Isaac Styer ~ Cummings Family

11:00AM    E. Pembroke – Michael and Helen Kokot ~ Doug & Sylvia Kohorst

Monday     March 30th – Corfu

8:00AM     Rosaria and Vincent Gioffre ~ Rose Jekov

Tuesday     March 31st – E. Pembroke

8:00AM     John Kruppa ~ Operation St. Nicholas

Wednesday April 1st – Corfu

7:00PM      Irene Cummings ~ Lance and Michelle Minkel

Thursday   April 2nd – E. Pembroke

8:00AM     60th Anniversary Blessings for Ken and Mary Ann Schnaufer ~ Family

Friday        April 3rd – Corfu

8:00AM     Judy Balonek ~ Dave Balonek

Saturday    April 4th – Corfu

5:00PM      Mayte (My-tae) Sanchez ~ Mrs. Fischer

Sunday      April 5th  

8:30AM     Corfu – Lawrence Barone ~ Barone Family

11:00AM    E. Pembroke – Ray Seweryniak ~ Doug & Sylvia Kohorst