Wednesday, 06 September
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 Francis deSales'
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 03 to 09 September, in loving memory of the deceased members of the Anthony Stagliano family, at the request of Frances Papapietro Stagliano and family.|
Meeting: Wednesday, 6 September, at 7:00 p.m.
Please do your best to attend!
ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
Dates: 8 to 10 September
Place: St. Francis Center for Renewal (Monocacy Manor), Bethlehem
Bus transportation available from Pottsville
For more information and to register: Mary Chiodo (622-6817)
Trevor W. Ochs
Florence Hudock Trabosh
Jolene A. Mehlman
Louis B. Tucci
Alaina C. Walton]
Ralph N. Butera
Tammy Lindsey Cescon
Wanda Fuller Mazzuca
Zachary M. Chillemi
Rayanne K. Ferhat
Joseph S. Hullihan Jr.
Kelsey M. Nicastro
None, as far as we know.
Alicia M. Fabiani
Michelle L. Maccarone
Matthew J. Reed
ANNUAL PASS, PUNT AND KICK COMPETITION
Nativity will host the annual PASS, PUNT and KICK COMPETITION for boys and girls in Grades 6 to 8 on
Saturday, 9 September.
The event will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Registration will begin at 9:15 a.m. at the high school.
The competition will be held on the front football field.
Nativity football players and staff will assist with the event.
The event will take place, rain or shine.
Prizes will be awarded in each category for boys and for girls.
Registration forms available at St. Joseph Rectory.
In memory of
Ned H. Lang
Bruce and Kathy Marianelli
Rose Marie Fabiani Zeller
St. Joseph Parish sold 533 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 30 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 563.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $2,815.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,450.00 in prizes;
$00.00 in printing;
$00.00 in postage.
Total deductions: $1,450.00.
Net revenue: $1,365.00.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94.7%) earned $1,292.26.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5.3%) earned $72.74.
Note: You might recall - as we explained in a recent bulletin - that we encountered some difficulties with getting the August calendars into the hands of some of our "regular customers". This was due to the ravages wrought by the flood this past July. Therefore, our revenue, both gross and net, is down a bit. However, all things considered, we did not fare too badly, for which we are grateful. Thanks to all who cooperated in helping to salvage our August lottery calendar project.
INVITATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY MEET
GRADES ONE TO EIGHT
For the benefit of the uninitiated: "Cross Country" is not the same as "Angry Nation". For example, from what we see on TV, it seems that Iran is a very angry nation. However, this does not mean that Iranians (Persians) necessarily excel at Cross Country. Cross Country is a sport wherein young (usually young) persons (could be Persians, but usually not) run a long distance for no apparent reason except that they think it's a good idea to do so from time to time and it gives them a chance to work up a good sweat and show off their $300 footwear. But I digress. So, back to the matter at hand
Parish, Pottsville PA
Edward J. Lynett
Dear Messrs. Lynett and Mrs. Haggerty:
I am aware that addressing
one letter to four persons is somewhat gauche.
The most concise way for
me to convey to you my concern is simply to enclose the following
seven documents for your examination:
I was dismayed after reading Mr. Nyce's reply.
#1 - Mr. Joyce brought
the advertisement to Mr. Nyce for his approval.
Here is what I request: I ask that The Pottsville REPUBLICAN & Herald enunciate a policy that it will no longer accept soft-porn (aka "calendar girl") advertisements from Ken's Tire or from anyone else.
If I can be assured of that, I will be satisfied and - you may be certain beyond any doubt - so will hundreds, if not thousands, of others in the Schuylkill County community.
This is an issue not only of morality but of the right of women not to be used as sexual objects for the sake of selling tires or anything else. This includes women who, because they have low sense of their own worth, seem to give their consent.
I look forward to hearing from you and I request your permission to make your reply public via my parish bulletin.
(Rev.) Edward B. Connolly
ONE CAN ATTRACT MORE FLIES
WITH HONEY THAN WITH VINEGAR!
NED HAROLD LANG,
Ned desired to receive Holy Communion: the true Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. It seems that this was his principal motive for becoming a Catholic. (It is about the best motive one can come up with.) Ned rests now in the Sacred Heart of his Lord and Savior, awaiting the resurrection from the dead. We give thanks to God for his life and for his devotion to his family.
Eternal rest grant unto Ned Lang, 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.
SAINT PAULINE VISINTAINER
Blessed Pauline Visintainer's family left Italy for Brazil around 1875 to make a new beginning. Their home in Italy was at Vigolo Vattaro, in the Alpine province of Trentino. Actually, at the time of their departure, this province, familiarly known as the Italian Tyrol, was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with a population that (even today) is largely German-speaking. Indeed, when the Visintainers (a Germanic name) arrived in Brazil they settled with other Tyrolese in a colony fondly called "New Trent". It is in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil.
Pauline Visintainer, baptized "Amabilis", was about ten when her family crossed the Atlantic. Even at that age, thanks to the training of her parents and her own natural disposition, she was an unusually pious child. The life of her Italian parish had already attracted her, and despite her own youth she had taken delight in instructing younger children in catechism and in visiting the sick. No sooner had she arrived in Brazil when she became active in her new parish.
By the time she entered her teens, Amabilis had decided to devote her life to God. The style of her vocation evolved only gradually. When she was 15, she and another girl of like disposition moved into a wretched shack in order to take care of a neglected woman dying of cancer. As they worked, they decided to establish a religious order. Other young women joined them, and when she was 20, the bishop of Curitiba authorized them to form the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception, a congregation dedicated particularly to the care of the sick and infirm. On taking her vows, Amabilis chose the religious name Pauline.
She was elected the first superior.
Back In Vigolo Vattaro, those who ran the town hospital had nicknamed little Amabilis "the nurse". Mother Pauline merited the same title in Brazil by her intense solicitude for the poor and disabled. Her motivation was not mere philanthropy but Christian love, and theirs should always be the same, she told her spiritual daughters. To them she wrote in her spiritual testament, "I exhort you to have among yourselves holy Charity, especially towards the patients in the Holy Houses, the elderly in the hospices, and so forth. Have great consideration for the practice of holy Charity." Her selfless being-for-others, combining love of God and love of neighbor, was, as Pope John Paul II has pointed out, Blessed Pauline's outstanding trait.
Selfless service implied, of course, complete self-renunciation. Many
trials that befell this nursing nun might have caused others to complain.
Thus, after one term as Mother Superior she was not re-elected, but demoted in rank among her own sisters. Rejection is hard to bear, but she accepted it with good grace. In her later years, too, "the nurse" herself became a patient. Severe diabetes brought blindness and caused the loss of an arm, but she endured patiently the pains and frustrations involved.
During his visit to Brazil in October 1991, John Paul II beatified Mother Visintainer. On that occasion he held her up to all as an example of how to win heaven by earthly practices of charity. God had commanded her, he said, as he commanded Abraham, "Go forth from the land of your kinsfolk, which you are only passing through, leave your father's house, the home of many generations, and go towards the land that I will show you." And she, like Abraham, had marched forward in faith.
In answering that call, the devout little Austrian girl from the Italian
Tyrol became a jewel in the crown of the Brazilian church.
On 19 May 2002, Pope John Paul II canonized Mother Pauline. Saint Pauline's feastday is observed on that same date, viz. 19 May.
NEXT WEEKEND: 9 and 10 September
During each of the Masses at St. Joseph Church and St. Francis deSales Church, we will have a FIRST CLASS RELIC of St. Pauline Visintainer placed on or near the altar.
After each Mass, we will bless with this relic anyone who comes forward. Persons who do so will be permitted to venerate the relic by kissing it or touching it.
We expect that Mr. Albert Visintainer, a cousin of St. Pauline Visintainer, will be with us on Sunday. He is a resident of Kulpmont and a friend of Fr. Connolly. He is happy to speak about St. Pauline. Saint Pauline is often asked to intercede with God on behalf of persons who have diabetes (as she did) or who have suffered the amputation of a limb (as she did) or who are blind (as she was) or who have cancer (inasmuch as she had a special ministry to persons with cancer.)
For now the sky is all serene
And joy is rampant everywhere
And joy is everywhere, everywhere!
Have you been having that feeling lately that something is just not right?
Has it occurred to you - perhaps only late at night when all is still - that something is missing?
Do you want to know what it is that has been missing?
Do you want to know what it is that can fill that void?
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish Hall
Same ridiculously low price: $6.00 for adults and teenagers and $3.00 for kids (12 and under). Take-outs are doable.
All you can eat at a price that can't be beat!
The Captain and his crew
will be looking for you!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - JOSEPH W. McDONALD Jr.
by Barbara Sciarrone Kasper and sons
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - WILLIAM NORTON
by students of Nativity BVM High School
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
10:00 a.m. - ALBERT E. FRIE (anniversary of birth)
by his wife, Lillian
10:00 a.m. - ROBERT McGOVERN
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Fst)
10:00 a.m. - ANNIE KEATING CONNOLLY (135th anniversary of birth)
by her grandson, Edward
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