Bulletin Announcement: Oil City


A Family Perspective 11-27-2022
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In today’s gospel Jesus advises: “Stay awake, watch out, and pray for the strength to hold your ground” when “fearful and bewildering signs” appear threatening your family.  Resist being “fearful;” fear cripples!  Instead “pray for the strength” to be courageous.

Parenting Pointers 11-27-2022
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The Friday after Thanksgiving is often called “Black Friday” because it starts the frenzy of holiday shopping. It’s especially challenging for kids not to get sucked into Christmas wish lists. Ask your children one gift they might like for Christmas that doesn’t cost any money.

Marriage Moments 11-27-2022
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“Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” (Mt. 24:42) This scripture alludes to end times. We don’t know for sure when we or our beloved will die but try not to end any day with anger against your spouse. Forgive before you sleep.

December bulletin announcement from U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking
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A gift to US Catholic Sisters can make a difference in our efforts to confront the Human Trafficking pandemic. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a 501 c (3) organization, 2039 N Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO  63131 (sistersagainsttrafficking.org)



A Family Perspective 12-4-2022
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Like John the Baptist, every parent “prepares the way of the Lord” in the hearts of their children.  Advent is a good time to ask; “Do I help or hinder my children to know Jesus?”

A Family Perspective 12-11-2022
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The question put to Jesus in today’s gospel is also put to us today:  “Are you the one?”  Are you the one who will give guidance to the children in your life or must they look to TV sitcoms, Face Book, videos or music lyrics for direction?  Are you the one? Will you be the one?

Child Protection and Creating Safe Environments
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The Digital World: The digital world is constantly evolving with new social media platforms, apps, and devices, and children and teens are often the first to use them. Sometimes with negative impacts such as cyberbullying, sexting, or the posting hateful messages or content. Parents need to become aware and stay up-to-date on the latest apps, social media platforms and digital slang used by children and teens.  Parents should monitor their child’s social media sites, apps and browsing history regularly. Visit www.eriercd.org/childprotection/ to see what the diocese is doing to help maintain safe environments for children and youth.                    



A Family Perspective 12-18-2022
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The child born to Jesus and Mary was named Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”   Every child reminds us by their innocence that “God is with us.” Children are signs of God’s continuing presence in our lives.