Saturday, 30 December
Sunday, 31 December
Monday, 01 January
Tuesday, 02 January
Wednesday, 03 January
Thursday, 04 January
Friday, 05 January
Saturday, 06 January
Sunday, 07 January
23 / 24 DECEMBER
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
Wednesday, 3 January
St. Joseph Parish Hall
Be a Guilder: good for you; good for the parish
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 31 December - 06 January, in loving memory of Ruth Weiss Musalavage, at the request of her brother, John, and family.|
|THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 31 December - 06 January, in loving memory of Joseph R. LaPlaca, at the request of his sister, Angie.|
Sheila Beach Koinski
Joan Larish Tranquillo
Linnea Buehner Morris
Davon R. Slaton
Catherine Gerace Smith
Annetta Mercuri Yackenchick
Rosalie Messina Gerace
Lisa A. Kauffman
Cheryl Pasqua Lecher
Courtney (Briel) Rodgers
Barbara Sciarrone Kasper
Francis E. Piccioni
John J. Cavanaugh 3rd
Josephine Kroll Motta
For the past two weeks (17 to 30
Dec, inclusive), Saint Joseph Parish has been the host for ARK
- an ecumenical program for providing overnight shelter and sleeping
accommodations for homeless persons. Winter is, of course, the
season of the year when a shelter is most needed.
14 July 1913 - 26 December 2006
38th President of the United States
He was a good man.
May he rest in peace.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace
DO YOU RECEIVE THE A.D. TIMES
IN YOUR HOME?
If you say, "What's the A.D. Times?" that's a pretty good indication that you do not receive the A.D. Times in your home.
So, let me answer your question: The A.D. Times is the newspaper of the Diocese of Allentown.
Bishop Cullen wants every Catholic family in the diocese to be on the mailing list for the diocesan newspaper.
Q - How does one get on the list to receive it?
A - By registering in a parish in the Diocese. If you are a registered member of StJosPar or StFdSPar, we presume you are receiving your copies of the A.D. Times.
Q - But if you are not receiving them, what should you do?
A - You should call one of our two parish secretaries and let them know. They are the Bright and Perky Miss Rose and the Perky and Bright Miss Marie. Tell them EBC told you to call.
Q - Will it cost you anything to get on the list?
A - No, it will not!
Q - Well, isn't that special?
A - Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it is!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR'S EVE?
Let me tell you what I'll be doing.
On Sunday, 31 December 2006,
a little before 11:00 p.m.,
I'll be going over to St. Joseph Church
where I'll expose the Blessed Sacrament,
after which, I'll pray as the Spirit moves.
If anyone would like to join me,
you are welcome to do so.
In fact, you are very welcome to do so.
In fact, you are encouraged to do so.
If you don't care to join me,
I shall try very hard not take it personally.
If you can't come,
but want me to mention your name to God while I'm there, let me know.
Best to write me a note, so I don't forget.
After midnight, I shall wend my way back to
the Rectory, where I shall nibble on a cookie and sip a beverage - whatever is lying around.
You can join me in that phase of the New Year's Eve observance as well,
unless you get a better offer
between now and then!
THE EXECUTION BY HANGING
OF SADDAM HUSSEIN,
If anyone says that these statements are sentimental, unrealistic, liberal, unpatriotic NONSENSE, then I say, on the contrary, that these statements are totally unsentimental, thoroughly realistic, thoughtfully conservative, proudly patriotic WISDOM.
The teachings of the Catholic Church
on the subject of capital punishment are - in my opinion - absolutely
perfect, as one would expect them to be!
traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude, presupposing
full ascertainment of the identity and responsibility of the
offender, recourse to the death penalty, when
this is the only practicable way to defend the lives of human
beings effectively against the aggressor.
FIRST FRIDAY OF 2007
This coming Friday: 5 January 2007
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
Let your first Sunday supper of 2007 be
SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS!
And not just any old spaghetti and meatballs!
Let it be
THE REAL STUFF!
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
SPAGHET' anda MEATABALLAS
Sunday, 7 January
Saint Joseph Parish Hall
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wise men will be there!
Not to mention some wise women and children!
If you have never experienced our spaghetti and meatballs, believe me:
It will be an epiphany for you!
|Please note: As was tediously explained in last weekend's bulletin, New Year's Day (1 Jan), the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is not a Holyday of Obligation this year (2007). However, we strongly recommend that you go to Mass anyway this coming Monday. The Holy Mother of God will be very pleased to see you. No one ever called on Her in vain!|
A DICTIONARY OF DUTCHIFIED
[This is a special bonus feature that might appear from time to time in our parish bulletin.
Then, again, it might not.]
A-ONE: a home sales company.
"Ding, dong! A-One calling!" or "Dot Roni Kewy iss a A-One Lady."
AFFRITCH: common, typical.
"He's chust your affritch guy."
"Ve vent fishing. Aftavertz, ve had a fish fry."
ALL: finished, gone.
"Iss da turkey all?" or "Ven da liddle red bawx cawms, da train is all."
ALTCHEBRA: a branch of mathematics.
"Pop! Guess vot? I calculated da walue of Y in altchebra class today!"
ALUMIUM: a light-weight metal.
"Ve wrap are leftofers in alumium foil."
ALVEESE: all the time.
"Vee alveese go to church on Sunday."
AMUNK: to be with a group.
"Are you amunk dose who are cawming vit?"
ANKLE: the space where two lines intersect; a vector
"A right ankle has ninety degrees."
ANUDDER: a different one; an additional one.
"If your car breaks dawn, you can alvays get anudder."
APE: a man's nickname; short for Apraham
"Dot Ape Lincoln safed da Union." or "Dot Ape Barone sure iss a nice guy."
APPLE BUSSER: a sweet brown spread made from cooked apples.
"Spread me all ofer vit apple busser a piece of bread."
ARAWND: on all sides of; abawt.
"Boy,oh boy,oh boy! Deese youngsters sure get arawnd deese days!"
ARE: sixty minutes.
"Vell, holcher horses! It'll take me a good are to get dare!"
AWCH: a cry of pain.
"Awch! Dat hurtss!"
AWT: opposite of in; also, to go unconscious.
"Dot Henry vent awt like a light!"
AX: to pose a question.
"I don't know. Vhy don'tcha ax him?"
HERE ARE SOME PRESIDENT FORD
TRIVIA Q & A FOR YOU!
Q - What is the late President Gerald R. Ford's middle name?
A - Rudolph. Originally he spelled it Rudolff, as his stepfather spelled it, but then changed it to Rudolph.
Q - In what state was the late Gerald R. Ford born?
A - Nebraska. [He was born in Omaha NB on 14 July 1913.] The Michigan connection started while he was still a baby, when his mother moved back home to Michigan after divorcing her son's father.
Q - What is President Ford's mother's full name.
A - Dorothy Ayer Gardner King Ford
Q - What was Gerald R. Ford's legal name for the first twenty-two years
of his life?
A - His legal name was Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Q - How come?
A - Because, when he was born, his mother named him after her husband, Leslie Lynch King Sr., who is the biological (and legal) father of the 38th president.
Q - What happened to Leslie Lynch King Sr.?
A - According to various reports, he had a drinking problem and was abusive towards his wife, even threatening her and the baby with physical harm. He and his wife separated sixteen days after the baby was born. In December of 1913, the two divorced.
Q - How did Gerald R. Ford get his name?
A - In February of 1916, his mother married Gerald Rudolff Ford. She began calling her son "Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr."
Q - Was the future president legally adopted by his mother's second husband?
A - No, he was never legally adopted, despite what one reads in some newspaper accounts. He simply used his stepfather's name. When he was about 22 years old, he had his name legally changed to Gerald R. Ford.
Q - How many siblings did President Ford have?
A - He is the only child of his biological parents. Therefore, he has no full siblings. However, he has six half siblings:
On the Ford side, he has three half brothers from his mother's marriage to Mr. Ford.
On the King side, he has two half sisters and one half-brother from his father's marriage to a woman named Dorothy Atwood King.
Q - Is there anything I should learn from all of this?
A - Yes! Don't drink and don't beat up on your wife or else she might leave you, take your little boy away from you and he might change his name to some other man's name, grow up to be President of the United States and you will be chopped liver as far as history is concerned.
There is a person who writes me anonymous letters every once in a while. It is apparent that this person (a man, I think) reads the parish bulletin.
These letters are neatly typed and fairly well written. There is no name or address on them or on the envelopes. The writer takes me to task in these letters and says that I am an "apostate" and a "heretic" because I once stated in the bulletin that I believe that it is possible that the bodies of human beings evolved from the bodies of non-human beings.
Note that I have said that "I believe that it is possible, etc." I did not say that I affirm or that I know or that I believe that such is the case. I merely said that I believe that it is possible.
I have also said that, inasmuch as the Magisterium of the Church has never ruled out the possibility of the evolution of the human body from lower life forms, I am not asserting that something is possibly true that is contrary to Catholic Faith. I have also said that I gladly and willingly submit myself to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in this matter and in all matters. I wish to live and to die a faithful Catholic. If ever the Magisterium of the Catholic Church were to say that my tentative opinion is contrary to Catholic Faith, I shall promptly withdraw it.
Now, having said all that, I ask the anonymous writer of these letters to do one of three things: (a) cease and desist from sending me any more anonymous letters or (b) send me a letter in which he gives me his name and address or (c) make an appointment by telephone to come and visit me.
I point out to the person who writes these letters that it is not a virile (manly) thing to write anonymous letters. In fact, it is a cowardly thing to do. I cannot think of any harm that could possibly accrue to this person if he were to identify himself to me.
MARCH FOR LIFE
Join us as we demonstrate our love for God and for the human race.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Holy Family Sunday
6:00 p.m. - In Thanksgiving to SAINT LUCY
by Ron and JoAnne Mercuri and family
Holy Family Sunday
9:15 a.m. - ESTELLE WEINER PURCELL
by John and Susan McCord
12:15 p.m. - FRANCIS and PAULINE CONNOLLY
by their son, Edward
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
10:00 a.m. - MARY REILLY MERRICK
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
Holy Name of Jesus (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - FRANCES K. McGOVERN (28th anniversary)
St. John Nepomucene Neumann, bishop (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - Rev. Msgr. STEPHEN T. FORISH
Vigil of Epiphany
6:00 p.m. - JAMES A. ROSENBERGER
by James and Collette Coyle
Epiphany of the Lord
9:15 a.m. - Intentions of DAVID
12:15 p.m. - JOHN and FLORENCE ROSE
by Julian and Mary Chiplonia