2401 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16506
November 5, 2017 Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our Lady of Peace
This Weekend November 4/5th
Land of Peace represents JCF & BCF missions;
groups of more than 250 carvers and their families
from Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
You may view/purchase the
Olive Wood crafts that
are made by those local
carvers here at Our
Lady of Peace this weekend
Proceeds from the sales will help those
families and Land of Peace missions and projects.
Land of Peace is a non-profit organization with the mission of
helping and supporting Christian families in the Holy Land
through the Patriarch of Jerusalem. When anyone purchases
handmade arts they help our mission and help the Christians in
the Holy Land.
Area Catholic High School
for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Mercyhurst Preparatory School
538 East Grandview Blvd, Erie
Noon to 3:00PM
General sessions will be held at 1:00PM and 2:00PM.
6th, 7th, 8th graders can enter for a chance to win
one of two Instant Film cameras with $100 worth of
film. (Must be present to win.)
8th graders - if you apply on-line at mpslakers.com/
admissions on or before November 5, 2017, you
become eligible for 1 of 5 drawings for a $1,000
tuition voucher to Mercyhurst Prep your freshman
For more info call 824-2210; visit www.mpslakers.com.
The Knights of Columbus Council
of Our Lady of Peace
will hold their monthly
Sunday, November 5, 2017
OLP Cafeteria from 8:00 to 11:00AM
Pancakes, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs,
Hash Browns, Sausage, Juice, Coffee or Tea
Adults $7 Children $3 5 & Under Free
Now Accepting Credit Cards
Join us for the “Best Breakfast Deal” in town, and
support your KofC organization. Proceeds from these
breakfasts are used to support worthwhile parish,
diocesan, and community projects.
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OUR LADY OF PEACE CHURCH ERIE, PA
Our Mission Statement:
Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic Community of Faith called to proclaim the
greatness of the Lord through Worship, Service, Education and Ministry.
Church Cleaners for the Week of November 5
Sylvia B., Carol G., and Ginny B.
Thank you to all those who are willing to help with this important
ministry of keeping our church clean and beautiful.
Those interested in joining this ministry please call the Church Office.
First Reading - Do we not have one father? Did not the one God create us? (Malachi
1:14b - 2:2b, 8-10).
Psalm - In you, Lord, I have found my peace (Psalm 131).
Second Reading - You have received not a human word but the word of God (1
Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13).
Gospel - Call no one your father on earth; you have but one Father, the one in heaven
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy
Corporation. All rights reserved.
THE GREATEST AMONG US
Whom do you admire? Is it the President of the United States or a movie star or a billionaire?
These are people whom the world exalts as great. Like the Pharisees in today’s Gospel, they have
places of honor wherever they go. Would you like to follow in their footsteps?
The scriptures for today offer different examples for us to follow. Jesus tells us that the greatest
among us are the servants. These are the people we are to honor and imitate. We are called to be
like Paul, who worked hard to serve the needs of his communities, and Jesus, who gave his life in
service to the world. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
Parish Office Phone
Faith Formation Office
Office Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Business Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Parish Pastoral Team
Rev. Rich Toohey
Rev. Kyle Seyler
Rev. Mr. John Mang
Rev. Mr. Joseph Yochim, Jr.
Mrs. Lisa Panighetti
Mrs. Kathy Grisier
Mr. Brian Kuzmin
Faith Formation Director
Mrs. Tammie Mang
Mrs. Kathleen Peterson
Mrs. Mary Beth Whitman
Mrs. Cynthia Berarducci
Mr. Michael Przepierski
Pastoral Council President
Mr. Greg Bosner
Finance Council Chairman
Mr. Paul Vojtek
The Sacrament of Baptism is
celebrated on the First & Third
Sunday of each month, 11:00AM
Mass & 12:30PM respectively. A
mandatory preparation class for
parents is available on these dates:
2017: Nov. 20. 2018: Jan. 22
Call the Parish office to register.
Sacrament of Matrimony An
appointment with a parish priest six
months prior to the wedding date.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:45 - 4:45PM or by appt.
New Parishioners Welcome!
Registration forms are available in
the Parish Office or register online.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation)
Anyone seeking information on
becoming Catholic or completing
one’s initiation into the Catholic
faith should call the Parish Office.
Prayer Request Line:
Marge Ward 833-8837
Bulletin Deadlines for November
There are a few bulletins that have an early deadline; they are:
For Sunday, November 19, 2017, articles are due by November 10, 2017
For Sunday, November 26, 2017, articles are due by November 13, 2017
For Sunday, December 3, 2017, articles are due by November 20, 2017
For Sunday, December 10, 2017, articles are due by December 1, 2017
For Sunday, December 17, 2017, articles are due by December 8, 2017
For Sunday, December 24, 2017, articles are due by December 15, 2017
For Sunday, December 31, 2017, articles are due by December 18, 2017
For Sunday, January 7, 2018, articles are due by December 19, 2017
For Sunday, January 14, 2018, articles are due by January 5th, 2018
You may e-mail the info to: email@example.com; fax it: 814.833.7702;
or drop it off at the church office.
Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation with these early deadlines.
Kevin Walker / Katie Campbell
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
7:00AM Gert Milkowski - OLP Rosary Society
12:10PM Rose Popeski - Lynn & Dennis Kudlak
7:00PM Youth & Vocation Holy Hour
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
7:00AM Paul Ragan - Paul Vojtek Family
12:10PM Charles Zukowski, Sr. - Mary Beth Ek
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
7:00AM Christine Yurkovic - Tim
12:10PM Bambi Ruscitto - Joan, Sally, Laura, & Donna
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
7:00AM Kevin Allen - Julie Dolecki
9:00AM School Mass - Arthur Casey - Kathy DeLuca
12:10PM Brenna Jackson - Nana
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
7:00AM Jim Coates - Peggy Hofmann
12:10PM Maurice Werner - Joe & Dianne Yochim
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
8:00AM Edward Vild - Family
2:00PM Wedding - Kevin Walker /Katie Campbell
5:00PM Tressa Bambauer - Family & Friends
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:00AM Michael Taylor - Grandma
11:00AM Catherine Fleek - Family
4:30PM Don Young - Joe & Dianne Yochim
Readings for the Week of November 5th
Monday: Rom 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36;
Tuesday: Rom 12:5-16b; Ps 131:1bcde-3;
Wednesday: Rom 13:8-10; Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9;
Thursday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9;
1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
Friday: Rom 15:14-21; Ps 98:1-4; Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Rom 16:3-9, 16, 22-27; Ps 145:2-5, 10-11;
Sunday: Wis 6:12-16; Ps 63:2-8; 1 Thes 4:13-18
[13-14]; Mt 25:1-13
THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 5, 2017
PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED - Please pray for
Guido Bucci. May his family find hope and consolation
through their faith in the resurrected Lord.
SANCTUARY LAMP - The lamp is burning this week in
memory of Roman & Helena Bieniek - Family.
CHAPEL LAMP - The lamp is burning this week in memory
of Major Tom Carr - Mom, Dad, & Sister. When at Mass offer the Mass for Vocations by
praying the prayer below...
Serra Prayer for Vocations
O God, who wills not the death of a sinner * but rather that
he be converted and live * grant we beseech you * through
the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin * Saint
Joseph, her spouse * St. Junipero Serra * and all the saints *
an increase of laborers for your Church * fellow laborers
with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls *
through the same Jesus Christ * Your Son * Who lives and
reigns with You * In the unity of the Holy Spirit * God
forever * and ever. Amen.
Members of the 31 Club agree to go to daily Mass on a
particular day every month and offer that Mass for an increase
of vocations to the Church. There is a great need for vocations
in the Church today. One of the best ways to increase
vocations is through prayer, and the greatest prayer we have is
the holy sacrifice of the Mass.
Upcoming Mass commitments:
Nov. 5: Ed B., Joyce K., Chuck & Linda R.
Nov. 6: Maxine B., Denise & Michael G., Bernie H., Susan F.
Nov. 7: Margaret K.