COAL TOWNSHIP - Our Lady of Hope Catholic Council met for their June meeting.

Margaret Forbes, president, opened the meeting with Our Lady of Good Counsel and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dolly Yocum, secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved and filed.

The Rev. Stephen Frienier was installed as the church's new pastor at the 11 a.m. Mass June 29. A reception was held in the church hall following the induction.

Bishop Ronald Gainier was in Shamokin to view the parade on July 5 and visited the Mother Cabrini rectory.

A roundtable of prayers were said for the sick and the needy.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday.