Mater Dolorosa Church St. Joseph, North Oakland
409 North Main Street 864 Chicora Road
Chicora, Pa, 16025 Chicora, PA 16025
P. O. Box 243
Chicora, PA 16025-0243
Rev. Richard Thompson, Pastor
Next Sunday Masses:
4:00 PM Saturday & 8:00 AM Sunday (Mater Dolorosa)
10:30 AM (St. Joseph)
See Daily Mass Schedule in bulletin or website calendar.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Saturday (Mater Dolorosa)
11:45 AM- 12:15 PM Saturday (St. Joseph)
15 minutes before Mass
Elementary Religious Education Classes:
Pre-K thru 7th grade Sunday 8:50 AM - 10:10 AM at Mater Dolorosa
8th Grade Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Ritzert Catechetical Center
JAM (Jesus And Me) Ministry:
Please see calendar for location.
Sunday after Mass (Call 2 weeks in advance)
Pre-Baptism classes are required for parents. Please call the Parish Office for
Please notify the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance. PreCana or Engagement
Encounter. Classes required.
Holy Communion to the Sick:
When a parishioner is confined to home because of illness, advanced age, or
infirmity, please call the Rectory and arrangements will be made to take Holy
Communion to the person.
If a parishioner is confined to home and has no way of receiving a bulletin each
week, please call and we will arrange to have a bulletin mailed to their home.
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21, 2017
“I will ask the Father, and he will give you . . .the Spirit of truth.”
— John 14:16–17
First Reading — The people of Samaria accepted the word of God preached by Philip;
they received the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17).
Psalm — Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (Psalm 66).
Second Reading — Act with gentleness and reverence toward all, so that when you are
maligned those who defame you will be the ones put to shame (1 Peter 3:15-18) or 1 Peter
Gospel — I will not leave you orphans, but will come to you (John 14:15-21) or John
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981,
1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Jn 15:26 — 16:4a
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22 — 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14; Jn 16:12-15
Thursday: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20 (for Ascension);
otherwise Acts 18:1-8; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10; Jn 16:23b-28
Sunday: Acts 1:12-14; Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8; 1 Pt 4:13-16; Jn 17:1-11a; or (for Ascension)
Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20
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