7:00 p.m. -
NED H. LANG
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
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at Francis deSales'
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 24 to 3o September, in loving memory of Lucy Forte Caruso, at the request of her sister, Mary Forte LaSelva, and her nephew, Michael..|
|THERE WILL BE A MASS for the All Saints children (grades 7 and 8) at St. Joseph Church, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, 28 September. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this Mass.|
|THERE WILL BE A MASS at the Schuylkill Center Nursing Home (behind the Good Samaritan Hospital) on Friday, 29 September, at 2:30 p.m. We encourage parishioners to attend this Mass. To do so is a special act of graciousness towards the residents of the Nursing Home.|
Sarah R. Cicero
Clinton D. Deysher Jr.
David F. Doyne
Ellen T. King
Jonathan R. Mercuri
Jaime Keppley George
Lois Wynosky Prestileo
Anthony C. Yackenchick
Angeline Mete Carestia
Diane Piccioni Cory
Florence Caravan Kane
Wade R. Stoudt
Macey A. Brinich
Melanie M. Kopinetz
Catherine Pewor Barone
Dylan G. Strokelitus
Jerome M. Strokelitus
Nicholas M. DeStefano
Vincent J. Fabiani
Michael D. Kopinetz
Thomas G. Caravan
John E. Strokelitus
For parents who have lost
a child through miscarriage, abortion,
stillbirth or in early infancy please join us at the Remembrance
Mass "Forever in our Hearts," Sunday, 8 October 2006
at 3:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Bethlehem.
Msgr. Edward Sacks will be the main celebrant.
For more information, or to register call 610-289-8900 x 230 for the Office of Pro-Life Activities. All families are invited. (Registration is not required but requested for planning for the social, which follows the Mass. You may register anonymously with just a number attending.)
The Tuesday morning Bible study this week (26 Sept) will be held on Thursday (28 Sept) because of the funeral Mass scheduled for Tuesday.
This raises the question: Is it even possible to have a Tuesday morning Bible Study on a Thursday morning? If it is held on Thursday morning, is it still the Tuesday morning Bible Study?
This is a profound question and demands some profound thinking.
TICKETS FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH
PARISH 100th ANNIVERSARY DINNER will
be mailed out to all parishioners very soon.
Please look for them in the mail and please return them - preferably with payment.
Remember that the dinner will be held on Sunday, 22 October, in the parish hall.
It will follow the 3:00 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Cullen.
God's angry man,
A born reformer, cross and gifted,
THE PROFIT FROM LAST SUNDAY'S
SPAGHETTI SUPPER came to $735.26.
One must keep in mind that this is a very good profit for the first spaghetti supper of the season. This is due to the fact that the expenditures for the first supper of the season are usually greater than for the remaining suppers.
|NEXT SPAGHETTI SUPPER is Sunday, 1 October! Notify your taste buds! Notify your friends and neighbors! Notify all the ships at sea!|
PLEASE PRAY FOR
a woman who died on 16 September. Josephine Piccioni Motto, age
93, is the sister of St. Joseph parishioner Frank Piccioni.
Eternal rest grant unto Josephine, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Please note: The first name, the married name and the age of the deceased are very similar to the first name, the married name and the age of a member of St. Joseph Parish. These are two separate and distinct persons. The latter is alive and well and, we hope, will remain so for a good many more years!
|THERE WILL BE A MASS (last Monday of the month) at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 25 September, at the Simon Kramer Institute in New Philadelphia. After the Mass, there will be the opportunity to venerate the first-class relic of St. Pauline Visintainer. If you wish to attend this Mass, but need a ride, call St. Joseph Rectory.|
JESSE JOSEPH KRIZNO,
The following is an interesting (I think!)
little anecdote connected with Jesse's death:
Eternal rest grant unto Jesse, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
JA PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE
PASTOR: Every once in
a while, someone will ask me, "When will those TV programs
you told us you recorded be shown on EWTN?" They are referring
to a series of fourteen half-hour programs that I co-hosted.
When asked, I have simply replied, "I don't know. I guess
the folks at EWTN will let me know if and when they decide to
run them." A few days ago, I was told that the programs
have been approved. (All programs submitted have to go through
a process of scrutinizing - which, of course, makes sense! They
have to be checked out for orthodoxy and appropriateness.) So,
it is my understanding that the programs will run on EWTN (one
program per week, I suppose) starting in March of 2007.
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If anyone wants to borrow
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ANGELINE MERLINO ANGELISANTI
Eternal rest grant unto Angeline, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Francis P. Mohan, MD and Stella Modrijan Mohan
SILVIA CRISTINA LIMA ROCHA LOHMANN,
Fernando Armbrust Lohmann and Eliana Lima Rocha Lohmann
The priests who concelebrated the Mass and solemnized the union were Fathers Pedro dos Santos and Edward B. Connolly. The Mass and the marriage ceremony were celebrated in a mixture of Portuguese and English.
We gratefully acknowledge that the union of Patrick and Silvia now participates in and has been subsumed into "the Great Mystery" which is the nuptial union of Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church.
Patrick spoke these solemn words to Silvia:
Eu, Patrick, te recebo, Silvia, por minha esposa, e te prometo ser fiel, amar-te e respeitar-te, na alegria e na tristeza, na saúde e na doença, todos os dias da nossa vida.
I, Silvia, take you, Patrick, to be my husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Mohan!
RITA FARROW FORTE
We commend Rita to the Lord, asking Him to
receive her to Himself with tenderness and mercy.
|The following is the text of a letter received from George V. Lynett, Publisher of The (Scranton) Times Tribune. Mr. Lynett and other members of the Lynett family are the owners of a group of newspapers, one of which is our own local newspaper, The Pottsville Republican & Herald. The letter is dated 8 September 2006, but was not seen by me until 19 September.|
Reverend Edward B. Connolly
Saint Joseph Parish
321 Howard Avenue
Pottsville PA 17901
Dear Father Connolly:
I am in receipt of your letter of September 4, 2006, including the prior responses of Mike Joyce, Pete Banko and our Publisher, Henry Nyce.
I believe you can understand and appreciate the policy implications of running the Ken's Tire Ad from this previous correspondence.
It is our long-standing philosophy to allow and encourage our publishers and their management teams to manage their newspaper independently, as if it were their own publication.
Personally, I do not feel the ad was "soft porn". The tastefulness of the content certainly could be debated. Reasonable people could arrive at different conclusions as to whether it should have been published or not.
My siblings and I firmly endorse and believe in the ability of Henry Nyce and his team to exercise good judgment.
Thank you for reading The Republican & Herald. I am sorry that we offended you and your parishioners.
George V. Lynett
My comment: This letter is pathetic, unworthy both of the writer and of the recipient. I am disappointed. I had thought the matter would be resolved via gentlemanly discourse, resulting in a meeting of minds. This has not happened. Consequently, we will expand our efforts to persuade the publisher, Mr. Nyce, and his management team to keep pornography out of our local newspaper, to observe fundamental moral standards, to protect the dignity of women. Our struggle is not against mere flesh and blood.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - FRED YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dombrowny Haag
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EUGENE J. REHNERT
by his wife, Rita
12:15 p.m. - Rev. WALTER J. HALL
by George and Joan Repella
St. Vincent DePaul, priest (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - SOULS IN PURGATORY
by Shirley Losch Recla
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - FRANK LaPLACA Sr.
by Tony Adams
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - FRANCIS J. PURCELL
by his son, Brian, and family
12:15 p.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by his wife, Barbara, and family