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'
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 06 to 12 August, in loving memory of Anthony J. Luppino, at the request of his grandson, Dominic.|
|THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 06 to 12 August, in loving memory of John S. Puddu, at the request of his wife, Margaret.|
Ken and Sharon Rossi and family
Nick and Bev Hutzel and family
Tony and Mary Jane DiCello
Edward M. Kane
Anthony J. Chillemi Sr.
John W. Steiner
Dominic A. Luppino
Michael J. Piccioni
James J. Riotto
Stacey M. McCabe
Edward C. Fessler III
Elaina C. Galle
Victor A. Mazzuca
None, as far as we know.
Maria Piccioni Carestia
Martina L. Gennerella
Francis S. Popeck
Marissa E. Yackenchick
PLEASE NOTE (on page 2 of this bulletin) that the loose (plate) collections for both parishes last weekend are recorded as $-0-. That is because - as mentioned in last weekend's bulletin - we are donating the loose (plate) collections to the Propagation of the Faith on behalf of Fr. Raja Pogula's diocese in India. Fr Raja is the priest who visited us last weekend as part of the Missionary Cooperative program. We hope that our parishioners who were not prepared to contribute to this good cause last weekend will do so this weekend (or, at least, within the next few days). Just put your donation into an envelope marked "missionary" or "India" or "Fr. Raja" or something like that and we will know what it is for. If you make out a check, make it out to St. Joseph Parish or St. Francis deSales Parish. (This makes it easier for us!)
A NEAT TYPO
Driving on Third Street in Minersville today (5 Aug), I passed a Baptist church. The church's signboard included the title of the sermon for the coming weekend. The title made reference to Jesus as our "Savor".
I have no doubt that the person who posted the letters on the signboard meant to write "Savior", but overlooked the letter "I". Either he overlooked it or else he is a closet Catholic!
While it is true beyond doubt that Jesus is our Savior, He is also our Savor. "Savor" means "taste". Jesus gives Himself to us not only via our sense of hearing (the Scriptures) but via our sense of taste (the Holy Eucharist).
I receive Jesus as my Savior when I receive Him as my Savor.
In their admirable zeal for the Scriptures, our Protestant brothers and sisters have lost sight of the Sacraments.
True Christianity always includes Scripture and Sacrament.
We pray for our Baptist (and other Protestant) brothers and sisters, that their awareness of the sacraments may be restored.
Quite frankly, we must pray also for our fellow Catholics, that their (our) awareness of and love for the Scriptures may rise to greater heights!
Sunday, 22 October
Special afternoon Mass, followed by banquet.
100th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish
A MEMBER OF SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
will leave tomorrow (Sunday,
6 Aug) for Jamaica. She expects to be back in about a week. She
is not going for what most persons go to Jamaica for, viz. fun
and relaxation in the sun. She is going in order to offer her
services to a group known as Missionaries of the Poor.
This is a group of priests and brothers who live a life of joyful poverty and total dedication to the poor.
Our parishioner spent some time with this group last year and was deeply impressed with their work.
The priests asked her to bring along with her, if possible, some altar breads and altar wine.
So, I'd like you to know that I have donated (at parish expense!) some bread and wine to the Missionaries of the Poor. It will set the parish back approximately $70.00, but I figure it's a good cause.
If anyone would like to donate $70.00 to the parish, I would be happy to tell God that YOU should get the credit for the bread and wine we donated.
Don't feel obliged. It's just a thought!
LET US PRAY FOR all of our fellow human beings who
are caught up in the (seemingly) unending bloodshed in the Middle
East. May the face of Christ shine upon all of the inhabitants
of Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, Yemen, the Emirates.
May God protect the innocent and may He frustrate the designs of the wicked.
1) We depend on the BAA Office in Allentown for updates. We do not receive this information with maximum promptness. It is quite possible that your name is not on this list, even though it should be. If that be so, feel free to let us know.
2) Names printed in BOLD are new contributors since the last time we printed a list of contributors.
St. Joseph Parish sold 653 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 34 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 687.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,435.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,450.00 in prizes;
$35.00 in printing;
$34.84 in postage.
Total deductions: $1,519.84.
Net revenue: $1,915.16.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (95%) earned $1,820.38.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5%) earned $94.78.
There will be a retreat day especially for you!
Where? Kutztown University
When? Saturday, 12 August
Time? 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact? Jim and Theresa Heller
Transportation is available!
Parents: Teenagers are not known to be voracious readers of church bulletins. So, this notice is really directed to you, for you to bring to the attention of your teenage sons and or daughters. Do whatever you can to sanctify your kids!
THE LITURGICALLY ASTUTE MIGHT
BE ASKING THIS QUESTION:
Whatever happened to the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time? Last Sunday
(30 July) was the 17th Sunday and next Sunday (13 August) will
be the 19th Sunday. But today (6 August) is not the 18th Sunday.
How can this possibly be?
And here is the answer: It happens every once in a while that one of the Sundays in Ordinary Time collides (coincides) with a Solemnity (or a major Feast). When that happens, they say to one another: "Yo, man! This day ain't got enough hours in it for both of us, so put up your dukes! We'll settle this mano a mano!" So, the Solemnity (or the major Feast) and the Sunday in Ordinary Time duke it out to see which one the Church will observe. The winner takes over and the loser picks up his marbles and goes home!
That's what is happening today (6 Aug 06). The Transfiguration of the Lord and the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time went to the mat and the Transfiguration of the Lord emerged victorious. So, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time picked up its green vestments, prayers, Scripture readings and marbles and went home to nurse its wounds. But, have no fear! The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time will be back next year - 5 August 2007 - and it will not have any challenger. The Feast of the Transfiguration will have to settle for a non-prestigious Monday (6 Aug 07).
So, next year the 18th Sunday will have a kind of revenge. It will snicker at the Feast of the Transfiguration and say, "Ha! You were such a big deal last year when you knocked me off the calendar. But look at you this year. You're on a Monday and see how little attention people are paying to you!"
Caution: You will not find this exact explanation in any respectable Catholic publication.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
As far as receiving Holy Communion more
than twice a day is concerned, the only exceptions I can think
of are these:
P.S. If anybody reads this article and says (with great indignation) that the writer of the article is disrespectful to women, I wish to plead "not guilty". My ham sandwich analogy is meant to make you laugh. If you don't laugh, don't blame me! Trust me that I love and respect women. My mother was a woman! All three of my sisters are women! All of them are or were wonderfully competent and admirable human beings. I'm not married, but if I had gotten married, it would indubitably have been to a woman! So, there! So, lighten up and try to grasp the main point of this article, which is as follows: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A WOMAN TO BE A PRIEST!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Transfiguration
6:00 p.m. - AGNES McGOVERN STEVENSON
by Susan Shober
Transfiguration of the Lord
9:15 a.m. - SAMUEL KANISH Sr.
by John and Susan McCord
12:15 p.m. - Blessings on
BRENDAN and MARY ANN GAFFNEY and FAMILY
by James and Eva Gontis and family
St. Cajetan, priest; St. Sixtus II, pope, and companions, martyrs (OptMems)
10:00 a.m. - VERONICA CHATTIN McGOVERN
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, virgin, martyr (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by her husband, Jack
St. Clare of Assisi, virgin (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - ELVIRA ALFONSI HESS
by Kathryn Selinsky Luppino
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - BRUCE E. MEASEL
by his mother, Mary
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by his family
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar/ StJosPar