18 / 19 NOVEMBER
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 26 November - 2 December, in loving memory of John J. Deramo, at the request of his wife, Angie, and family.|
The first Friday of the last month of the year is the first day of the month this week!
[I'll tell you something: After typing that sentence, I have to admit, I kind of like it!]
10:00 a.m. - Mass at StFdS
12:05 p.m. - Mass at StJos
6:15 p.m. - Mass at StJos
7:00 p.m. - Holy Hour at StJos
Cayla R. Becker
Katie A. O'Donnell
Angelo M. Sedicino
Theresa Kovaluski Ayello
Edith Recla Manley
H. Robert Piccioni Jr.
Heather T. Rodgers
Peter A. Joy
John C. Whitney
Christopher C. Morris Jr.
Ronald J. Wilson Sr.
Angela Giacoia Alati
Dylan M. Wilson
In memory of
Olga Sinkovich Seador
Andrew and Loreta DeStefano
Francis A. Tamburelli
Phyllis C. Kevy, Roni J. Kevy, Bill and Myrna Everly
Rose Marie Fabiani Zeller
|A car hit an elderly Jewish man. The paramedics arrive and put him on a stretcher. One of them asks, "Are you comfortable?" The man says, "I make a living."|
CUM GRANO SALIS
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Never buy a car you can't push.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, maybe it's good to sleep late.
The second mouse gets the cheese.
When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are dull. Some have pretty colors and some have not-so-pretty colors. But you know what, boys and girls? They all have to live in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
You might be only one person in the world, but you may also be all the world to one person.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.
Edward B. Connolly
Sandra K. Frinzi
Aleece M. Hanlon
Gregory R. Hanlon
A woman whose initials are "TJ"
Mary H. Modesto
Salvatore L. Modesto Sr.
Joseph M. Whitney
Susanne V. Wilson
Nothing untoward happened. It was
all very calm and peaceful - which is what I anticipated, but
one never knows. The State Police sent a couple of representatives
to keep an eye on things, so that no one's civil rights would
There was one codger who voiced his displeasure at our protest in an audible way. He stopped his car in order to remind us rather forcefully (and snidely) about "priests and boys" and the dismal subject of child molestation in general. His implication was unmistakable: Who the hell do you Catholics think you are protesting what you call sexual immorality? Why don't you go clean up your own act first? These were not his exact words, but these words do convey his meaning rather accurately!
We made it a point to stonewall the
gentleman. It would not have helped our cause to engage him in
conversation on this matter.
(a) There is sexual sin that is recognized
as such at the time it is being committed and afterwards. It
is accompanied by a sense of shame. Although it involves consent
and is almost certainly mortally sinful, it does not arrive at
the level of "sin against the Holy Ghost".
Although we have all been immensely shocked and saddened - to say the least - at stories about priests who have molested boys, I would have to say this: I have never heard that any priest who was guilty of such depraved sin has ever claimed that what he did was not shameful. I have never heard of any priest who has not conceded that what he did was immeasurably sinful. Because of this, we attribute such sin more to "the flesh" than to "the spirit". In no way do we minimize the horror of such sin, but at the same time we try to see it in context. If not repented, it entitles one to eternal damnation. But the shame that accompanies it carries with it the hope of repentance.
What the management of Pine View Acres has done is far more seriously sinful than what we commonly think of us "a sexual sin". What the management of Pine View Acres has done is enter into the realm of "sin against the Holy Ghost". For the sake of filthy money, they have brought lewd dancers into the community in order to corrupt those who are weak and stupid.
It would be better for them if a millstone were to be tied around their necks and they were to be thrown into the depths of the sea.
As I mentioned in my letter of 16 November to Pine View Acres, it is my intention never to set foot inside their restaurant again for any purpose whatsoever - unless it be to give someone the last rites! I encourage all members of St. Joseph Parish and St. Francis deSales Parish - and all who read this bulletin - to refrain from patronizing Pine View Acres ever again.
This would include attendance at private dinners held there, e.g. wedding rehearsal dinners, funeral luncheons, etc. This "boycott" would cease only if there were a change of ownership or if the current ownership would send a letter in which they would apologize for sponsoring the Chippendales show and guarantee that they will not do so again.
A letter stating that they are "sorry that we were offended" would not count as an apology!
CAMRYN ELIZABETH VIDAL,
second child (first daughter) of Andrew and Lori (Lutsky) Vidal, will be baptized today (Sunday) at St. Joseph Church and will, thereby, become a member of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church was established by God for the salvation of the human race. There are only two institutions on Earth that have been established by God Himself and that are not of mere human origin. These two institutions are:
a) the family: one man and one woman living in faithful and permanent union, open to children, if God wills to send them children;
b) the Catholic Church: the assembly of all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who have been baptized into Him and have not deliberately separated themselves from communion with Him.
At the moment of her conception, this little girl became a member of a family. On the day of her birth, she was publicly received into that family, viz. the Vidal family. This was her "first birth".
Today, by the Sacrament of Baptism, Camryn Elizabeth goes through the "second birth". She is born again - this time from the Spirit-sanctified womb of Holy Mother Church.
Delivered from the original sin, assured of the offer of forgiveness for whatever personal sins she might commit, this little girl becomes today a partaker in the divine Nature. Her true home is in Heaven, in the Heart of God.
May God continue to bless this beautiful little girl, her parents and her brother.
In memory of
Mary Reilly Merrick
Joan M. Dewald
Arlene C. Miller
Pottsville Area High School faculty and staff
Pottsville Area High School students
FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS?
All Saints Catholic School will be selling gift cards for various retailers after the Masses next weekend (2 / 3 Dec). Order forms and a complete list of retailers will be in the back of the church starting this weekend.
All money is due at the time of order. Gift cards will be available for pick up after Mass the weekend of 16 / 17 Dec.
Any questions please call the school at 622-0106
Doctor (on phone to Mrs. Cohen): Mrs.
Cohen, your check came back!
Mrs. Cohen: Big deal! So did my arthritis!
Doctor (to patient): My good
man, I'm happy to tell you: You'll live to be 80!
Patient: So, big deal! I am 80!
Doctor: Well, now, you see! What did I tell you?
To lower your stress level, get a cat.
Menico Maccarone, my Saturday office boy, told me that he was at a Chinese restaurant recently and that the fortune cookie he was given had this piece of advice stashed inside. Menico thought it was pretty good advice, so he showed it to me - not so much for sake of advice (since I already have a cat) as for sake of affirmation.
When I think about it, I realize it's true. A cat is a marvel of God's creation - poetry in motion, a masterpiece of design. My cat is a constant source of amusement to me. What is she thinking? I'd love to know!
It's possible that I am a constant source of amusement to her - but I doubt it. Disappointment might be a better word. Maybe I add to her stress level?
CAN YOU SPARE $100.00?
If so, please consider purchasing a ticket to support the
athletic programs at Nativity BVM High School!
PS - Do you know what would be a great idea? Why not buy a ticket in the name of St. Joseph Parish or St. Francis deSales Parish? What a boon it would be to either of the parishes to pick up $20,000! And, whether or not either of the parishes wins, the kids at Nativity win!
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In Recognition of
St. Joseph Catholic Church
November 3, 2006
As Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate St.
Joseph Catholic Church of Pottsville on the occasion of its one-hundredth
On behalf of the citizens of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I would like to thank and commend
St. Joseph's for all of its hard work.
Note: I am grateful to Lieutenant Governor Knoll for her good wishes. I congratulate her on her recent re-election to the Office of Lieutenant Governor. Mrs. Knoll is a pro-life Democrat. She is a strong and gentle woman. May God grant her good health, strength and wisdom as she continues to serve the people of Pennsylvania. [EBC]
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Christ the King
6:00 p.m. - ANTONIA GIARDINO MERCURI (3rd anniversary)
by her family
Solemnity of Christ the King
9:15 a.m. - EUGENE J. REHNERT
by his wife, Rita
12:15 p.m. - ESTELLE WEINER PURCELL
by Barbara K and Barbara S
10:00 a.m. - FRED YUENGLING
by Nancy Dombrowny Haag
10:00 a.m. - MIKE and CATHERINE DOMBROWNY
by their daughter, Nancy
10:00 a.m. - EMMY FRITZ MÜLLER
by her nephew, Edward
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMENICO MERCURI (11th anniversary)
by his family
1st Sunday of Advent
9:15 a.m. - FRED YUENGLING
by Nancy Dombrowny Haag
12:15 p.m. - JOHN KLEPCHICK
by his nephews and nieces