MASS SCHEDULE: 14 - 21 OCTOBER
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 13 October
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - CHRISTOPHER V. MESSINA
by his mother, Mary

Sunday, 14 October
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - JOHN and ANNA McGOVERN
by Jack and Flo
10:45 a.m. - Health and God's Blessings on SOPHIE DOBROSIELSKI D'ALFONSO (95th birthday)
by her family

Monday, 15 October
St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila), virgin, doctor (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOHN McGEE
by his niece, Kathy McGee

Tuesday, 16 October
St. Hedwig, religious;
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin (OptMems)
12:05 p.m. - MARY TAMBURELLI HILBERT
by her brother and her sister-in-law, Charles and Mary

Wednesday, 17 October
St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - NORMA SHOPE BEHRENS
(1st anniversary)
by Sophie Dobrosielski D'Alfonso

Thursday, 18 October
St. Luke, evangelist (Fst)
12:05 p.m. - RACHEL ANN SNINSKI
by her family

Friday, 19 October
SS. John deBrebeuf and Isaac Jogues and companions, martyrs (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - ALBERT J. LAPLACA (98th anniversary of birth)
by his wife, Julia

Saturday, 20 October
St. Paul of the Cross, priest (OptMem)
8:00 a.m. - Rev. GIOVANNI D. DeSTEFANO (70th anniversary)
by the people of St. Joseph Parish
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by Jesse (+) and Elizabeth (+) Krizno and family

Sunday, 21 October
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - LEO M. PLUSWICK
(6th anniversary)
by his wife, Rose Marie
10:45 a.m. - JOSEPH A. PALKO
by his wife, Carmella, and his daughter, Joanne

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
06 / 07 OCTOBER

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,722.00
from the envelopes and $112.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,834.00 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $410.08 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $160.01, the sum of which is $570.09, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $941.06 the sum total of which is $1,511.15, one sees that $322.85 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$83.00
from the envelopes and $154.75 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $237.75 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $46.15 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $60.67, the sum of which is $106.82, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $188.21, the sum total of which is $295.03, one sees that ($57.28 ) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       06 Oct

#351
M&P won $100.00
Sun      07 Oct

#163
Betty D won $150.00
Mon     08 Oct

#401
Nobody won $50.00
Tues     09 Oct

#099
Nobody won $50.00
Wed     10 Oct

#539
Brown won $50.00
Thurs   11 Oct

#589
Nancy H won $50.00
Fri        12 Oct

#519
Mary K won $50.00
                                                                             

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 02


 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Friday, 19 October
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
and
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 14 - 20 October, in loving memory of Paul and Camille (Foti) Tegano, at the request of their son-in-law, Jack.



JUST SO YOU KNOW: Yours truly needs to be absent from the parish from Sunday evening (14 Oct) to Thursday night (18 Oct).

Where will I be? I'll be in Dawsonville (GA) at Southern Catholic College.
What will I be doing? I'll be co-hosting a series of TV programs on the subject of marriage and marriage preparation. This is a follow-up to an earlier series of programs, Road to Cana, which was shown on EWTN. From what I have been told, the first series was well received. EWTN expressed interest in a second series.
I regret the need to be away from the parish again. (I was away for a couple of days last week for the Priests Workshop). However, like everyone else in this world, I have to adapt to the schedules and availabilities of other persons.

Kateri will be the acting pastor from Monday to Thursday. Please give her your full cooperation - unless she pulls a fast one and tries a coup d'etat while I am gone. Cats can be sneaky, you know.

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 03


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

15 October
Sophie Dobrosielski D'Alfonso *
Douglas S. J. DeGrassi

16 October
Kathleen Keller Dunkel
Nicole M. Kern
Jane Palewicz Morris
Frank L. Tranquillo
Charles M. Trapani

17 October
Aileen Smith Cicero
John T. Gleason
Elena M. Macaluso
Francis A. ["Herb"] Tamburelli

18 October
None, as far as we know.

19 October
Andrew P. Chillemi

20 October
Christopher W. Eckley
Frank B. Generella

21 October
Lindsey J. Boncore
Chad A. Strokelitus

 

Sophie Dobrosielski [later D'Alfonso] was delivered safe and sound into this world on 15 Oct 1912. Now, 95 years later, she is still a good-looking woman and still has her wits about her. Sophie enjoys her family and friends and, with rare exceptions, can still be seen at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Church. She is a good example and an inspiration to all of us. May God preserve her in His love in this life for as long as He thinks is good and, after that, in His love for all eternity!

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FRANCIS DAVID TUCCI,
a member of Saint Joseph Parish, died on Tuesday, 9 October.
Born on 13 January 1952, he was 55 years old.
Francis ("Frank") is one of six children - five sons and one daughter - of the late Louis and Caroline (Parkins) Tucci.
He was baptized in St. Joseph Church by Father Lyons on 6 January 1961.
Frank's sister, Mary Ann Tucci Brown, is deceased, as also are two of his brothers: Vincent A. Tucci and Richard L. Tucci.
Frank is survived by two brothers: Louis B. Tucci Jr., a member of St. Joseph Parish, and James R. Tucci.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Frank was celebrated in St. Joseph Church on Friday, 12 October, at 10:00 a.m. There was a viewing in the church prior to the Mass.
The interment took place in the parish cemetery.
Frank served honorably and not without cost to self in the Army during the time of the Vietnam war. We thank him for his patriotism.
Frank was well familiar with St. Joseph Church - and with its Communion rail. He took time to remember the Lord. In turn, the Lord will not forget him.
Hardly prestigious in this life, Frank will be a person of some eminence in the life to come.

Eternal rest grant unto Frank, 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.

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 05


 

TRIDENTINE MASS
I am interested in drawing up a list of persons who would like to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass according to the Missal of 1962 - what Pope Benedict XVI refers to as "the extraordinary form" of the celebration of the Mass.
Please call the Rectory (622-3081) to express your interest. Give your name and (if you are not a parishioner) your phone number. Please do not call on behalf of anyone. Call only to express your own interest.
Father Connolly is able to celebrate Mass according to the Tridentine form and is willing to do so.
Note: I would not knowingly or gladly offer Mass according to the Tridentine form except for a congregation that accepts without mental reservation the validity and the legitimacy of the Mass that is designated "the ordinary form", i.e. the Mass according to the Missal of 1970.
If anyone is unfamiliar with the terminology ["jargon"] used above, please let me know. I'll be happy to tell you more than you want to know. If you yawn, I'll know that I've satisfied your curiosity.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER TODAY!
You will be happy to know that there is no Tridentine vs Novus Ordo Spaghetti Supper at St. Joseph Parish.
All of our spaghetti suppers are simultaneously
ORDINARY yet sublimely EXTRAORDINARY!

Here is all you need to know:
Spaghetti and meatballs in the St. Joseph Parish Hall on Sunday, 14 October, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All you can eat at a price that can't be beat. Six dollars for adults and teenagers and three dollars for children. Take-outs available. Who is to be pitied? I'll tell you who is to be pitied. He is to be pitied who has never tasted St. Joseph Parish Spaghetti and Meatballs!

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 06



WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
and SAINT FRANCIS deSALES PARISH?

If someone were to kidnap me, throw me on a chair, inject me with truth serum and ask me certain questions, here are the answers I would give. In fact, I would give the same answers, with or without the truth serum:
Q - Father Connolly, has the Bishop or anyone else in authority in the Diocese of Allentown told you that St. Joseph Parish and / or St. Francis deSales Parish is / are going to be consolidated / merged with some other parish or parishes?
A - No.
Q - Father Connolly, are there any parishes in Schuylkill County that are going to be consolidated / merged?
A - Yes.
Q - Which ones?
A - I do not know.
Q - Do you have any shrewd guesses?
A - Yes.
Q - Is it your shrewd guess that St. Francis deSales Parish will be merged / consolidated with some other parish?
A - Yes, but please note: That is not certain knowledge. It is simply, as you termed it, a "shrewd guess".
Q - Is it your shrewd guess that St. Joseph Parish will be merged / consolidated with some other parish / parishes?
A - Yes, but please note once again: That is not certain knowledge. It is simply, as you termed it, a "shrewd guess".
Q - If this were to happen, what would become of US, your beloved parishioners?
A - You would all survive and prosper, I guarantee you.

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Q - If this were to happen, what would become of YOU, our sometimes beloved, sometimes not-so-beloved pastor?
A - I would survive and prosper, I guarantee you.
Q - You seem awfully blasé! Don't you love your parishes and your parishioners?
A - I love my parishes as a faithful husband loves his wife and I love my parishioners as a loving father loves his children (or as a loving brother loves his siblings, if you prefer a more egalitarian analogy).
Q - Well, if you do, then why are you not kicking up a fuss and chafing at the bit at the prospect that our parishes might be consolidated / merged?
A - Because I reserve my kicking up fusses and chafing at bits for attacks on faith and morals. This is not an attack on faith and morals.
Q - Don't you think that Bishop Cullen is a terrible person for even thinking about consolidating / merging parishes?
A - No, I think that Bishop Cullen is a lovely person, a good man, a competent bishop and he's probably pretty holy too, although I'll leave that judgment to God.
Q - Well, if he is all you say he is, how come he is even thinking about consolidating / merging parishes?
A - Bishop Cullen is afflicted with the quality commonly known as "common sense". He is a born administrator. He puts two and two together and comes up with four.
Q - What else do you have to say before this truth serum wears off?
A - Let nothing disturb thee. Let nothing affright thee. All things are passing. God alone is changeless. Patience attaineth all things. Whoever has God lacks for nothing. God alone suffices. By the way, that advice comes from St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila), whose memorial we celebrate tomorrow (15 Oct). She was a very bright woman - and holy too!

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 08


REPORT ON CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER

St. Joseph Parish sold 632 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 40 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 672.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,360.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,050.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$41.80 in postage.
Total deductions: $1,161.80.
Net revenue: $2,198.20.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94%) earned $2,067.35.
St. Francis deSales Parish (6%) earned $130.85.
THANK YOU!
THE BISHOPS OF CONNECTICUT ARE WRONG!
Just in case you are wondering, the issue is this:
If a woman presents herself in a Catholic hospital and says that she was raped, is it morally permissible for the physician in charge to prescribe for her the pharmaceutical known as "Plan B" without first requiring that the woman be given a test to see whether or not she has ovulated.
The correct answer is: No, it is not morally permissible to administer this particular pharmaceutical to a woman who has been raped - a drug that will prevent ovulation if ovulation has not already occurred but that will abort the newly conceived child if ovulation and conception have already occurred - unless there is certainty that the woman has not ovulated.
The Bishops of Connecticut gave the correct answer at first, but then - for reasons not associated with courage or integrity - reversed themselves because of what they call an uncertainty about the effect of the pharmaceutical.
In doing so, they have violated fundamental moral law. We pray that Pope Benedict and the appropriate Vatican Congregation will point this out to the bishops!
Peter, please confirm (rebuke) the brethren!

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 09


 CONTRIBUTORS TO BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2007

Please note:
1) If your name is not on this list and it should be, please let us know.
2) Names printed in BOLD are new contributors since the last time we printed a list of contributors

StJosPar
ACKER, Mary Elizabeth Troilo
ALFONSI, Alesandro / Mary Clare
ANONYMOUS
BARONE, Angelo / Kay
BARONE, Eleanor Meros
BLANKENHORN, Ann Hoepstine
BUTERA, Ralph / Kathleen
CAIRNS, James / Marie
CARAVAN, Raymond / Ugenia
CARESTIA, Mary Pilo
CARESTIA, Ronald / Joanne
CERULLO, William J.
CESCON, Cheryl A.
CESCON, Joseph T.
CHALINSKY, Jeanette Ciorlanti
CHIODO, John D.
CHIODO, Mary J.

CHIPLONIA, Frank J
.
CHIPLONIA, Julian / Mary
CHIPLONIA, Ralph D.
CHIPLONIA, Thomas J.
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
D'ALFONSO, Sophie Dobrosielski
D'ALESSANDRO, Dominick / Anna
DeMARKIS, Louis D. Jr.
DERAMO, Anthony N.
DeSTEFANO, Andrew / Loreta
DiCELLO, Katherine Owens
DiMARCELLO, Margaret R.
ECKLEY, Henry / Margaret
FABIANI,johanne Lupino
FRINZI, Joseph / Sandy
GARGANO, Vincent A.
GARLAND, Patricia Feeley
GENTILE, Vincent M.
GERACE, Jacob / Rosalie
GETZEY, Robert / Denise
GUASTAVINO, Thomas / Karen
HANLON, Gregory / Aleece
HERWIG, Marion L.
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KANE, Edward / Florence
KEVY, Phyllis C.
KEVY, Veronica J. (+)
KHELOUSSI, Claudia Franzelin
KING, John / Nancy
KRIZNO, John J.
KUTCH, John / Patricia
KUTCH, Mary Genovese
LANG, Jean Albo
LAPLACA, Julia Senitch
LASCALA, Theresa Doyle
LaSELVA, Edward / Domenica
LILLEY, Harry / Rosa
LONG, Mae Gerace
LUPPINO, Mary A.
LUPPINO, Mary Harman
MACCARONE, Joseph P.
MALYS, Casimir / Julia
MANZO, Cecelia Spina
MANZO, Katherine A.


MARIANELLI, Bruce / Kathy
MATTERA, Frank / Camille
MAZZUCA, Julia Civitarese
McGOVERN, John / Flavia
MENGEL, Carl / Mildred
MERCURI, Domenic / Antonette
MESSINA, Josephine Megna
MOHAN, Frank / Stella
MODESTO, John / Sharon
MODESTO, Salvatore / Mary
PALERINO, Joseph / Ann Marie
PASCUZZO, Albert / Martha
PICCIONI, Ann Breslin
PICCIONI, Emidio A.
PICCIONI, Francis / Regina
PICCIONI, Mark<
PICCIONI, Robert / Mary Sharon
PICCIONI, Thomas / Patricia
PILO, Anthony A.
PILO, Pasquale / Mary
POPECK, Frank / Rose
POTTS, Nancy Ayello
RINALDO, Charles / Mary
RUTECKY, Christine Troilo
SANTILLI, Joseph A.
SANTILLI, Mario J.
SCHENCK, Thomas M.
STAGLIANO, Frances Papapietro
SWARTZ, Robert / Denise
TAMBURELLI, Francis A.
THYE, David / Susan
TRANQUILLO, Frank / Ann Marie
UNDERWOOD, Joanne Manzo
WALTERS, Thomas / Margaret
WEISS, John / Frances
WILSON, Susanne V.
WOOD, Ralph / Joanne
YACKENCHICK, Albert / Annetta
ZELLER, Rose Marie Fabiani

StJosPar
Goal: $11,910
So far $10615
To go: $1,295

StFdSPar
BONCORE, Francis / Debra
HAAG, Earl / Nancy
HEIMBAUGH, Helen Wychunas
KULL, Barbara Rehnert
WYCHUNAS, Gerald / Tina
WYCHUNAS, Raydell Yeich

StFdSPar
Goal: $1,413
So far   $710
To go:   $703

 

 

 


Please (notice I said "please" and that should count for something!)
Please make a donation or a pledge to the Bishop's Annual Appeal
.

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 10


ALL SAINTS NEWS
October is a busy month at All Saints.
First and most importantly, we are celebrating the Month of the Rosary by praying a decade each day throughout the month. Please join us in prayer. We will begin with the Joyful Mysteries, then the Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries, ending the Rosary with the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
There are many other activities this month:
The Student Council is collecting change for the SPCA in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
Mrs. Keating is coordinating the book drive for the Pottsville Republican.
We are welcoming Tim Seip, who will address Mrs. Urban's 4th grade class on Pennsylvania History and on "how government works".
We are kicking off the school's fundraising season with a Home Interior Candle sale. If you would like to order candles, please call the school at 622-0106.
May God bless us all and may we all take a moment to appreciate the wonder and awe of this glorious and colorful autumn season!
Thank you for your support!
Call us for a tour or visit us at
www.all-saintscatholicschool.net

(Miss) Kimberly Fetter
Principal



WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of contributions to the StJosPar Memorial Fund as follows:


In memory of
Josephine Gerace Bercher

Angelo and Kay Barone
Andrew and Loreta DeStefano

In memory of
Domenica DeMatteo LaSelva

Angelo and Kay Barone
Andrew and Loreta DeStefano

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 11


RELAY FOR LIFE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RONI KEVY
On Tuesday, 23 October, between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m., ROMAN DELIGHT in the Fairlane Village Mall will donate 20% of your bill to the RELAY FOR LIFE of POTTSVILLE.
In addition, there will be raffles, fifty-fifty drawings and much more!
This fundraiser is in loving memory of
Veronica J. Kevy.
Veronica (Roni), a member of St. Joseph Parish, died of cancer on 27 April 2007.
For further information, call 622-4400 or e-mail: stacy.quinn@cancer.org



NOTE
Because of circumstances explained on page 03 of this bulletin:
There will be no weekday Mass at St. Francis deSales Church this week.
There will not be a 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church on Tuesday or Thursday this week.
The Confession schedule has been abbreviated (see page 03).
There will not be a Bible Study this week.

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 12


 

LETTER FROM BISHOP CULLEN

Dear friends in Christ,
At Baptism,
each of us is given the responsibility to be a missionary - to share our faith and to be active participants in the Church's mission to all peoples.
Celebrated this year on October 21, World Mission Sunday gives us the opportunity to reach out in faith to more than two-thirds of the world's people who have yet to hear the "Good News" of Jesus Christ, their Savior, or to experience - through word and witness of missionaries - His abiding love. On World Mission Sunday, within the context of the Eucharist, we can offer our prayers and support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for the mission of making Jesus known "to the ends of the earth."
World Mission Sunday is truly a universal celebration - a worldwide commitment - to the Church's evangelizing mission, taking place in parishes throughout the Missions as well.
Therefore, on October 21st, united with Catholics throughout the world, let us pray for the Church's missionary work and offer our personal sacrifices - our own sufferings, cares and concerns - in union with the sufferings of Christ on the Cross for the salvation of the world. We also should offer financial help through the Propagation of the Faith for the Church's work in more than 1,150 dioceses throughout Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and remote regions of Latin America.
The missionary work of the Church depends on each one of us. Please be as generous as your means will allow and continue to pray that all of us in the Diocese of Allentown may be eager and effective witnesses to Jesus in our world so in need of His love and peace.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Edward P. Cullen
Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen, D.D.
Bishop of Allentown

P.S. For more about this important celebration of the universal Church, please visit the special World Mission Sunday website: www.iamamissionary.org

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 13


 MASS SCHEDULE: 14 - 21 OCTOBER
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 13 October
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARY ANN STROKELITUS
by John and Diane Consugar and family

Sunday, 14 October
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - MARY THERESA O'NEIL
by Nancy Dombrowny Haag
12:15 p.m. - FRANCIS and ESTELLE PURCELL
by their son, Brian

Saturday, 20 October
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - BRUCE E. MEASEL (anniversary of birth)
by his mother, Mary

Sunday, 21 October
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - BASTINA FOLINO NICASTRO (anniversary of birth)
by her grandson, Chip, and family
12:15 p.m. - ESTELLE PURCELL (1st anniversary)
by her son, Brian

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 14

 

 


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