Wednesday, 13 September
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
GEE, THAT'S ONE TYPO I'M GLAD
I had just typed out the StJosPar Mass schedule (as it appears on page 1 of the bulletin). I was all set to hit the "save" icon when I noticed a small but significant error. Call it the error of the superfluous "t". This is what I mean: I had typed the name of the deceased gentleman for whom the particular Mass was to be offered. I intended to type on the next line: by his wife, (name). What I actually typed was: by this wife, (name).
If I had not seen that error and corrected it in time, I think I might have gotten a phone call from one very annoyed widow!
Thank you, Lord!
We are unable to schedule confessions this week for reasons explained elsewhere. Until further notice, please don't anyone sin! As a bare minimum, please don't anyone commit any mortal sins!
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 10 to 16 September, in loving memory of Dominic Deramo and Arthur Deramo, at the request of their sister, Mary.|
BELATED ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF
A SIGNIFICANT ATTAINMENT!
Marcia L. Alati, a member of St. Joseph Parish, has been awarded the degree of Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction by Kutztown University. Marcia is currently employed as a teacher at Allentown Central Catholic High School. She teaches Economics to 12th graders and American Government and World Studies to 9th graders.
Marcia is the daughter of the late Dominic and Louise (Troilo) Alati. They are proud, no doubt, of their educated daughter!
Higher education is a marvelous thing! Now that Marcia has her M.Ed., she'll be able to learn them kids really swell!
Lynn Measel Degrassi
Andrew L. Koinski
Matthew L. Tassone
Anthony R. Marasco
Bruno M. Tassone
John A. Kuth
Rosaria Manzo Visalli
None, as far as we know.
Brandon J. Leskin
Edward J. Motley
Nancy Wolfe Julian Murphy
Catherine Tranquillo Pagnotta
Michael O. Daniels Jr.
Andrew J. Vidal
Robin Kalyan Korrubin
Anthony L. Messina
Philip L. Minchoff Jr
Date: Sunday, 17 September
THE FOLLOWING ITEM IS RE-PRINTED
FROM THE BULLETIN OF SUNDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2001. This was, of
course, our first "post 9-11 bulletin". I re-print
it now, on this 5th anniversary, for the sake of memory.
I recall that, even as I was typing these words five years ago, I felt just about certain that Michael was dead. However, we were all hoping that something extraordinary might have intervened and that he was still alive.
As we all know, it has long since been confirmed that Michael was among the victims of those unspeakably vile terrorists / murderers.
WE HOPE THAT, BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, the uncertainty will have been joyfully resolved. However, as of this Saturday afternoon (15 Sept), the family of Michael D. Ferugio is uncertain as to his whereabouts. Michael, as we all know, is believed to have been on one of the upper floors of one of the WTC towers at the horrible moment of the impact on Tuesday, 11 September. We understand that someone named "Ferugio" is in one of the NYC hospitals at the present time. However, there is no confirmation that this person is Michael, nor is there clear information about this person's condition. Michael and his wife live in Brooklyn. He is a native of Palo Alto, where his mother, Joan, continues to live. Michael is a former (still an "honorary") member of St. Joseph Parish. He was married here at St. Joseph's. We pray for him and are anxious to hear good news.
Eternal rest grant unto Michael David Ferugio, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the innocents who died in the Word Trade towers and at the Pentagon and on Flight 93, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
A LETTER HOME FROM A GIRL IN COLLEGE
Pastor's devious motives
for printing this letter
Hello, Mother dear!
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
Opens today (Sun 10 Sept).
You know the buzz!
Let me run it by you again!
The great St. Joseph Parish Spaghetti Supper will be held in the parish hall today: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Six dollars for an adult or a teenager; three dollars for a child. Take-outs available! 11:30 to 4:00
All you can eat at a price that can't be beat!
Parents of children in public school, grades one to eight.
Call the Rectory: 622-3081
Classes start on Sunday, 17 September
Date: Sunday, 17 September
Site: Sacred Heart Parish Social Hall, New Philadelphia
Time: Doors open at 12:00 noon; Auction begins at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $3.00 / sheet
Food and refreshments will b available.
Platters will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
$7.50 for a chicken or a beef platter (11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Advanced ticket sales for platters: Call Rectory (277-6800)
Shop and Drop: Saturday, 16 September, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
BE A PATRON FOR OUR 100th
Put your $2.00 into an envelope along with your name(s). Mark the envelope "Patron" and drop it off at the Rectory office or else put it into the basket in church.
1865 - 1942
16 December 1865: Born in Vigolo Vattaro, Trent, Italy
1875: Emigrated with her family from Italy to Brazil.
1890: Dedicated herself to the care of persons with cancer and founded a community known as The Little Sisters of the Immaculate Conception for the purpose of providing medical care to the poor.
1909: Removed from her position as Superior of the Community
1938 to 1942: Suffered from diabetes, which necessitated the amputation of her arm and eventually caused her to lose her sight.
9 July 1942: Died, her last words being "God's Will be done."
18 October 1991: Beatified by Pope John Paul II
19 May 2002: Canonized by Pope John Paul II
In Saint Pauline Visintainer, we see the theological and religious virtues manifested to an eminent or heroic degree:
profound Faith and unlimited trust in God;
The entire life of Mother
Pauline can be summed up by the title given her by the people
of Vigolo, Nova Trento (the village in Brazil where she lived.
They called her "the woman for others".
IN REGARD TO OUR ATTEMPT TO ENCOURAGE
our local newspaper, The Pottsville REPUBLICAN & Herald,
to maintain its traditional high standards and to refrain from
bending the knee to Baal, we have no further developments to
report at this time. We are awaiting a reply from the officers
of Times-Shamrock Communications, the group that owns the REPUBLICAN. We are optimistic.
Please keep this matter in the forefront of your concerns and mention it in prayer to the Lord. The publisher, the editor and the various employees of the REPUBLICAN are fine and decent people. They need to know that the people of Pottsville support their efforts to produce a quality newspaper - one that serves the needs of the community without lowering the standards of same.
In case anyone is coming in late on this matter, we have been asking the REPUBLICAN to refrain from accepting "soft-porn" (aka "calendar-girl") advertisements from Ken's Tire or from any other client.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM FATHER CONNOLLY
I shall be away this coming week in order to celebrate (concelebrate) the wedding Mass of a young man from St. Joseph Parish, Pottsville, and a young woman from St. Benedict Parish, Paraty.
Paraty is a town near Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Travel plans call for me to leave on Tuesday, 12 August, and to return on Monday, 18 August.
Please note that the weekday Mass schedule is abbreviated and there will be no Confessions or Bible Study.
As I told our parish secretaries: This is a business trip! I am going to Brazil for professional (i.e. priestly) reasons! I promise not to have any fun! If any fun comes my way, I promise to bid it "begone!"
Oh how I wish I had studied Portuguese in my youth!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARIE ELAINE LUPPINO
by Liz Troilo Acker
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - God's blessings on
GUY and SHIRLEY RECLA
(56th wedding anniversary)
by their family
12:15 p.m. - SOULS IN PURGATORY
by Kathy Goetz Buehler
10:00 a.m. - JOSEPH V. McGOVERN
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - GEORGINE CONNELLY MATES
by John and Susan McCord and family
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by his family
12:15 p.m. - PHYLLIS KLINE GIRTON
by George and Joan Repella