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Weddings
Mary Alice Lucas and Dr. Patrick Dunn O'Neill were married at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015, at the O'Neill family residence. The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Shellhammer officiated. A private dinner was held at the Original Italian Pizza restaurant. The bride is a (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A COAL TOWNSHIP - Mr. and Mrs. John Howal, of Coal Township, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Marissa Marie Howal, to Matthew Thomas Sebastian, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sebastian Sr., of Locust Gap. They were married Dec. 13, 2014, at the (read more)

Anniversaries
Photo: N/A, License: N/A COAL TOWNSHIP - Sandee and Danny Ciesluk, 148 S. Sheridan St., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their children and grandchildren Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Francis Home Association in Shamokin. The couple were (read more)

Church News
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2011:06:20 18:59:49 MOUNT CARMEL - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church blessed and distributed orange ribbons at Masses this past weekend as a reminder to pray for persecuted Christians and others. The Rev. Frank Karwacki, pastor, noted that Christians are facing violence, cap (read more)
Assumption BVM Assumption B.V.M. Ukrainian Catholic Church, Paxton Street, Centralia. Pastor - The Very Rev. Archpriest Michael Hutsko. Confessions - Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy - Sunday, 11 a.m. Augusta Baptist Augusta Baptist Church, 1371 Boyles (read more)
HARRISBURG - The Rev. Michael Messner continues to make good progress in his recovery from a fall at the Sacred Heart parish on Feb. 22, the Diocese of Harrisburg reported Thursday. His improved condition has allowed for his transfer from Holy Spirit Hos (read more)
In Chapter 12 of John's Gospel we read of the anointing of the feet of Jesus in Bethany. This story occurs when the Jewish Passover was near and immediately precedes the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, where a great crowd waves palms and cries out hosan (read more)
This poem is based on a real experience. My daughter, Cindy Zosh, a Sunday school teacher in Ohio, asked her class how many soldiers it took to hold Jesus down while they drove the nails into His hands and feet. She was humbled to explain to them how He (read more)

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