Saturday, 06 January
Sunday, 07 January
Monday, 08 January
Tuesday, 09 January
Wednesday, 10 January
Thursday, 11 January
Friday, 12 January
Saturday, 13 January
Sunday, 14 January
30 / 31 DECEMBER
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
If anyone wants to check out this seminar
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Lydia A. Macaluso
Patrick R. Kirby
Angelina Maccarone DeStefano
Myron A. Trunick
Jayne Mirabello Chiplonia
Theresa Doyle LaScala
Gloria Vest Deramo
Nathan P. Yackenchick
Jacob S. Mattera
Francis D. Tucci
Alyssa A. Gauntlett
Haley E. Gauntlett
Donald J. Mehlman
Michelle Mahal Modesto
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 07 - 13 January, in loving memory of Harry Piccioni, at the request of his wife, Mary, and his son, Harry.|
BECAUSE OF (see page three):
NO BIBLE STUDY on Tuesday, 9 Jan. Next Bible Study will be on Tuesday, 16 Jan.
NO WEEKDAY MASS at St. Francis deSales Church this week.
NO 7:00 P.M. MASS at St. Joseph Church this week.
NO CONFESSION SCHEDULE this week. If you need or want to go to Confession and can wait until Saturday, 13 Jan, please call the Rectory.
FATHER LIEBNER will celebrate the 12:05 p.m. Masses at St. Joseph Church this week.
A CALL CAME INTO THE RECTORY
at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday, 30 December. The pious
woman who was calling on her cell - we decline to mention her
name - was standing on the parking lot of St. Joseph Rectory.
She was confused as to why the church was dark and there was
no sign of activity. She said she had come for the New Year's
Eve Holy Hour that had been CLEARLY advertised in the parish
bulletin for 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.
We pointed out to her that New Year's Eve is observed on 31 December, not 30 December. In fact, as far as I know, New Year's Eve is almost always on 31 December.
The woman mumbled something like, "Oh for crying out loud!" I thought this was kind of funny. I'm not sure that she thought it was funny. But, I give her credit. She was back the next night. She is a good sport.
|WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of a contribution to the StJosPar Memorial Fund from Joseph T. Cescon and family in memory of Anna Homovich Tucci.|
|WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of a contribution to the StFdSPar Memorial Fund from Historical Society of Schuylkill County in memory of Mary Reilly Merrick.|
|LITTLE SAINTS PRE-SCHOOL is accepting registrations for the 2007-08 school year. We offer two, three and five-day-programs. Children must be fwee (3) years old by 15 Oct 07. Registration will be held on Sunday, 4 February, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please contact Little Saints at 622-1073 for more information.|
Saint Francis deSales Parish, Mount Carbon PA
Mailing address for both
5 January 2007
The Honorable Tim Holden
Dear Congressman Holden:
Greetings from Schuylkill County!
Just so you know: I shall be printing this letter in the weekly bulletin for my two parishes. I want the members of my parishes to know that we have good reason to be proud of Tim Holden! You have been exemplary in your support of (a) the right to life of the unborn child and (b) the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Moreover, you have been courageous, because you have had to buck the leadership of your party in order to vote your conscience in these matters.
Not for your sake, but for the sake of others who will read this letter, I want to list some of the splendid evidence of your pro-life and pro-family principles.
voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May
No wonder NARAL has given you a ZERO PERCENT RATING! This alone is a great badge of honor!
I want to encourage you to vote against any proposal that would provide federal funding to embryonic stem cell research.
I have a particular reason for mentioning this to you. Allow me to tell you what it is.
Some teenagers who are students at Pottsville Area High School told me that you had visited them last month (December). I believe it was in connection with Mr. Merrick's Government class. These students told me that the subject of embryonic stem cell research came up in the Q&A. They told me that you said that you had opposed it in the past but were uncertain how you might come down on the issue in the future.
They told me that you used the word "conflicted" to describe your state of mind on embryonic stem cell research. I told the students that persons in public office sometimes need to exercise a judicious ambiguity in their speech about certain hot-button topics, but that they could count on Congressman Holden to do the right thing when the chips are down.
Tim, I would be more than happy to meet with you the next time you are back in Schuylkill County in order to give you some information about embryonic stem cell research that you might find helpful. However, I realize that you are extraordinarily busy and that you have access to resource persons who are far more qualified than I to advise you on this matter.
So, what I am really asking you is this: Please acquaint yourself with authentic information about the nature of embryonic stem cells and please hold fast, as you have in the past, to the Natural Law teaching that one must never directly kill a human being, regardless of his or her stage of development, in order to provide some possible advantage to another human being.
May God keep you in His love and care.
Very truly yours,
Rev. Edward B. Connolly
Would you please write or telephone or email Congressman Holden?
Please tell him that you oppose FEDERAL FUNDING FOR EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.
The passage of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is one of the principal agenda items of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and the rest of the Democrat majority.
Tim Holden is a Democrat, but - thanks be to God! - he is one of a small number of PRO-LIFE Democrats.
We want to make sure that Tim continues to walk the narrow path.
Here are Tim's addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail contact address:
THERE'S GOLD IN THEM THAR
HILLS! THERE'S PROFIT IN PROPHECY! THERE'S A GOOD BUCK TO BE
MADE IN RELIGION!
Let us examine this claim.
There are four possibilities - at least, four that I can think
HOW A DEAD PRESIDENT WAS MANIPULATED IN THE CAUSE OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR SODOMY
I made it a point to record
substantial portions of President Ford's funeral services, for
playback at a convenient time - which, for me, is late at night.
But let me tell you two things that really turned me off:
#1 - I did not like it when President Ford's home church pastor, the Reverend Robert G. Certain (St. Margaret Episcopal Church, Palm Springs, CA) used the occasion in order to promote homosexual rights. Here are the exact words of the Reverend Certain:
#2 - I did not like it when President Jimmy Carter did much the same as the Reverend Certain. Here are Carter's exact words:
"It is true that Jerry (Ford) and I shared
a common commitment to our religious faith, not just in worshipping
the same Savior, but in attempting, in our own personal way,
to achieve reconciliation within our respective denominations.
Jesus warned us that wolves come to us in
sheep's clothing. He warned us about false shepherds who jump
over the corral in order to plunder and kill.
SISTER MARY JANE DUNLEAVY
(sister to the late Maggie Dunleavy Lehman, RIP)
teaches First Grade at St. Stephen School in Port Carbon. Sister
told me this little story.
Recently, she called upon a little boy to go up to the blackboard to do some "board work".
The boy, for reasons known but to him, declined to do so.
He said that he didn't want to go up to the blackboard.
Sister is from the Old School, thank God!
She was not interested in his preferences, but in his compliance.
Sister told him to get his sweet little self up to the board immediately if not sooner, and no more nonsense!
The boy realized he had met his match and dragged his weary bones up to the blackboard.
At the same time, he told Sister that he was just going to have to find another school to go to. Sister asked him why. The boy said, "It's nothing but WORK, WORK, WORK in this school!"
SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF FOREST
Roni J. Kevy and Phyllis C. Kevy were visiting in Roanoke (VA) and attended Sunday Mass at a certain church there. Afterwards, they were chatting with the parish priest. They told the priest that they were sisters. The priest asked them what community they belonged to.
Is it possible that there is someone out there
who doesn't know that there is SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS IN THE PARISH HALL TODAY,
7 JAN, THE SOLEMNITY OF EPIPHANY?
If so, please let him / her know!
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / St. Joseph Parish Hall / Six dollars for teenagers and adults / Three dollars for children / ALL YOU CAN EAT! / Take-outs available / WISE MEN know where to find the good spaghetti!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARY REILLY MERRICK
by Robert J. Costanzo
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - ANGELINE CARESTIA ANGELISANTI
by Joe and Corinne
12:15 p.m. - MARY DeMARKIS TRAPANI
by M/M Philip Anderson