MASS SCHEDULE: 21 - 28 OCTOBER
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 20 October
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

Monday, 22 October
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - VINCENT MEROLA
by Salvatore and Mary Modesto

Tuesday, 23 October
St. John of Capistrano, priest (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ELIZABETH MANZO KRIZNO
by her children: Mary Ann, John and Joseph
7:00 p.m. - MARIA DiFELICE
by Harry and Rosa Lilley

Wednesday, 24 October
St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ALLEN KRAUSE
by Victoria LaPlaca Hoffecker

 

Thursday, 25 October
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - MARY TAMBURELLI HILBERT
by Sandy
7:00 p.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
by Carmella Evolo Palko

Friday, 26 October
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - ROSE CHIODO
(38th anniversary)
by her children: Mary and John

Saturday, 27 October
Weekday
8:00 a.m. - ENOCH and VERONICA TOMCAVAGE and sons: BENJAMIN, EDWARD and LEONARD
by James and Cynthia Coyle
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ROBERT KEVY (16th anniversary and anniversary of birth) and NATHAN and LILLIAN KEVY (73rd anniversary of marriage)
by their sisters / daughters, Phyllis and Roni (+)

Sunday, 28 October
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - ANDREW J. LUCAS
by Michael and Catherine
10:45 a.m. - FRANCIS, THOMAS and ANGEL THERESE
by their family

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 01


 

 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
13 / 14 OCTOBER

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,328.00
from the envelopes and $143.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,471.00 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 ($40.15) of this collection is available for operating the parish.This is a deficit!

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$109.00
from the envelopes and $57.15 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $166.15 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 (($128.88 ) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       13 Oct

#768
Barb & Harry won $100.00
Sun      14 Oct

#267
Ruby K won $150.00
Mon     15 Oct

#513
Mary Lou won $50.00
Tues     16 Oct

#770
Todd R won $50.00
Wed     17 Oct

#731
Jospeh R won $50.00
Thurs   18 Oct

#932
Alice Z won $50.00
Fri        19 Oct

#448
(?) will include in next weekend's bulletin
                                                                             

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 02


 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Tuesday, 23 October
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 25 October
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 26 October
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 21 - 27 October, in loving memory of Nathan and Lillian Kevy (73rd anniversary of marriage) and Robert Kevy (anniversary of birth and 16th anniversary of death), at the request of their daughters / sisters, Phyllis and Roni (+).


THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 21 - 27 October, in loving memory of Francis Stephen Tranquillo, at the request of his family.


MASS AT NURSING HOME THIS WEEK
At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, 26 October, there will be the monthly Mass at the Schuylkill Center. As always, parishioners and others "from outside" are welcome to attend.

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 03


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

22 October
Gina M. Chiplonia
Dominic J. Maccarone Sr.
Bruce A. Marianelli
Robert A. Potts Jr.

23 October
Mary J. Chiodo
Patricia H. Leskin
Salvatore L. Modesto Sr.
Charles A. Nowak
Susan Branca Thye
Lynn Mengel Weiner

24 October
Julian D. Chiplonia
Janice M. Sedicino
William J. Sorgino Jr.
John F. Strokelitus

25 October
Christine Horan Alcaraz
Dennis M. Blum
William E. Lecher
Maria Mercuri Mercuri

26 October
None, as far as we know.

27 October
Mary Frances Roda
Melissa Rutecky Rozetar
Lisa Faline Weidner

28 October
Joshua B. Generella
Donna Galetz Ricigliano

 

SPAGHETTI SUPPER PROFIT
Sunday, 14 October
$1,037.04
Grazie, cari volontari!
Grazie, cari clienti!
I ringraziamenti sono al dio!
By the way, Terri LaScala was the winner of the 50 - 50 drawing at the Spaghetti Supper. She won $28.00!

stjos/stfds:10.21.2007 - 04


 

 BACK TO THE 50's
DANCE & SWING FOR
A CURE FOR DIABETES!

The Schuylkill County Diabetes Organization is sponsoring a dance.

Date: Saturday, 3 November
Time: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Place: The Stadium Bar
Featuring: SHAKE RATTLE & SOUL
Price: $10.00 in advance
$12.00 at the door
Call: (570) 544-5657
Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 NATIVITY BVM BUS TRIPS

To: NYC (for a free day)
Date: Saturday, 3 November
Time: Leave at 7:00 a.m. from Nativity BVM HS front parking lot
Leave NYC at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $36.00
Call: Greg Wagner at 622-1859
***************************************************************************************
To: Showboat Casino, Atlantic City
Date: Sunday, 11 November
Time: Leave at 8:00 a.m. from Nativity BVM HS front parking lot
Leave Atlantic City at 7:00 p.m.
Price: $35.00 with a $20.00 rebate
Call: Development Office (628-4004)

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 05


 

AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING

Q - Years ago I learned that God had no beginning and will have no end. Why, then, do we pray in the Glory Be "as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be"?
"Beginning" of what? Wouldn't it be more accurate to say, "As it has always been, is now, and ever shall be"? Is this a picky question, or may it merit an answer?

Brian J. Mulhern, Augusta GA

A - Look at it this way. What is the antecedent of the word "it"? It can't be God. Referring to God as "it" would be irreverent.
I think the antecedent of "it" ("as it was") is "glory". From its very beginning, creation itself has given glory to God. And, of course, from the beginning of the human race, God's children have - or should have - given Him glory, praised Him, adored Him, faithfully served Him.
That ascription of glory to God will continue beyond this life into eternity. Indeed, it will be the total concern and privilege of all those who will be gathered around the heavenly throne.

Father Ray Ryland

I have re-printed this Q&A from the Sept / Oct edition of THE CATHOLIC ANSWER, a magazine put out by Our Sunday Visitor. When I read Fr. Ryland's answer, I thought to myself: "Holy mackerel! I never knew that! I never knew that the "it" in the Glory Be refers to "glory". I thought that it (the "it") referred to God! Now that I know, it makes so much more sense! Wow, it's never too late to learn! Thank you, Father Ryland! I owe you one!"

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 06



PEOPLE WATCHING AT MDT

Last Sunday evening (14 Oct), enroute to Atlanta, I was sitting in the Harrisburg Airport waiting for my flight to Charlotte. The plane was delayed coming in. There was time for me to watch the people and - since people watching is almost always a reciprocal activity - time for the people to watch me, if they were so inclined!
There was a young woman who stole the show, in my estimation.
In other words, if a prize were to be awarded for most fascinating person in the Harrisburg Airport that night, she would have won.
No competition!
She was about 21 years old, give or take.
She was wearing jeans that she had outgrown and a tee shirt that carried a remarkable message.
The message was in the imperative mood, short and to the point.
The message consisted of three words plus one exclamation point.
The message was:

JUST
DO
ME!

The young woman was the restless sort. She walked up and down repeatedly, never sitting down.
I wondered: Why is that gal wearing those words on her tee shirt?
I wondered: I think I know what those words mean. Granted I'm not 100% certain they mean what I think they mean, but, on the other hand, I can't think of any other possible meaning.
I wondered: But if they do mean what I think they mean, then how is it possible for her to wear those words in public? By "possible", I mean "psychologically possible". How is it psychologically possible for that

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 07


young woman to wear that message on her tee shirt in an airport (or any public place)? Is she suicidal? I prayed for her.
Later that night, when I arrived in Atlanta, I was met by a friend of mine who had arranged to meet me there.
We got into the car to drive to our destination (Dawsonville GA).
On the way, I told him about the young lady in the Harrisburg airport. I asked him whether there was some connotation or subtlety that I was missing. I asked him if the words on the tee shirt meant what I thought they meant.
He assured me that the words do mean what I think they mean, but that they are deliberately ambiguous, so as to leave just a little bit of room for hedging, just in case the wearer were confronted about the message.
So, there we are! I guess they do mean what I thought they meant!
So, what's my point?
Well, actually, I have several points:
Please say a prayer for this young woman. She is badly in need of help. I said the "Memorare" for her. I recommend you do the same.
Sin makes people stupid. It also makes them crazy. This is not to say that stupid people are sinful. Nor is it to say that crazy people are sinful. But it is to say that there is such a thing as "stupid sinful" and "crazy sinful" and that these too states don't start with "stupid" or "crazy". They start with "sinful" and work their way into "stupid sinful" and "crazy sinful".
We see more and more instances of "stupid sinful" and "crazy sinful" all around us. Let us pray for these poor brothers and sisters of ours, including persons we see who have multiple tattoos and piercings.
In his contempt for human beings, created in the image and likeness of God, Satan desires to convert as many of us as possible into dunces and fools for his infernal mockery.
We pray that he will fail and that God will be victorious.

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 08


ANOTHER TEE-SHIRT MESSAGE STORY
(a happier one)

I was sitting in the cafeteria at Southern State College, Dawsonville GA, one day this past week. I was sitting at a table with the cameramen and production crew of the ROAD TO CANA series. We were on lunch break. Students were chowing down at the other tables.
Most of them were wearing tee shirts and pullover shirts of various kinds. Most of these had inscriptions (words) on them of some kind or other.
We live in the age of MESSAGE ATTIRE!
Not one of them, I'm happy to say, was in the least way offensive.
I ate lunch there for three days in a row. I didn't spy even one mildly offensive shirt.
This is a tribute not only to the students but to the administration of Southern Catholic College. I spoke with the President of the college and with several other members of the administration. It was clear to me that they had set a tone for the college. A certain code of behavior is established and expected. Marvel of marvels, there are actually things that are not tolerated!
You might want to make a note of this: Southern Catholic College might be a good place for you to send your kids!
I saw a boy wearing a tee shirt that had a peculiar message.
On the front of the shirt were these words:

BODY PIERCING SAVED MY LIFE!

On the back of the shirt, there was an image of the pierced hands of Jesus. I thought that was a neat juxtaposition! I must admit, I had never quite thought of it that way!

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 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
VERHAGEN, Michael / Jennifer

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 $10635
To go: $1,275

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: 10.21.2007 - 10


CHRISTMAS BAZAAR SCHEDULED

St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven will hold its 29th Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. in the Parish Center. This year's bazaar features beautiful handmade crafts, lovely ornaments, fabulous group chance stand, scrumptious homemade baked goods, delicious ethnic food and homemade soups, and pictures with Santa! There will be chances on a handcrafted, fully furnished Victorian Doll House with working lights and a handcrafted three-shelf open bookcase made of maple & cherry wood. Let us help you get in the holiday spirit!


NATIVITY BVM HS GREEN & GOLD SPAGHETTI SUPPER
(Green and gold are the colors of Nativity, not the colors of the spaghetti.)

Date: Sunday, 21 October
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Nativity cafeteria
Price: $7.00 for an adult or teenager;
$3.50 for a child (12 and under)
Benefit: Nativity athletic program and girls volleyball.


NATIVITY BVM HS LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO

Date: Sunday, 28 October
Place: Nativity gymnasiuim
Time: Doors open at 11:00 a.m. / Bingo begins at 1:00 p.m.
Price: $25.00 at door; $20.00 pre-sold
Call: 385-5566
Benefit: Nativity athletic program

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 11


WHO COMMITTED THE MURDER?
A youth group activity


Date:   Sunday, 28 October
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Place:  St. John the Baptist Youth Group Room, 10th and Howard

Open to 6th grade on up, friends included!
Bring your friends for a howling good time!
But only those friends who won't be scared.
Call Debbie at 544-5646 to sign up.

CHICKEN BREAST DINNER
Date: Sunday, 28 October
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsor: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Minersville
Place: Good Shepherd Regional School Cafeteria
301 Heffner Street, Minersville
Price: $8.00 for adults; $4.00 for children
Dinner includes: Salad bar, chicken breast, homemade stuffing, vegetable, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, beverage and dessert.

NATIONAL CAREGIVERS MONTH

Catholic Charities (Diocese of Allentown) and Seton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are hosting a "Caring for the Caregiver" workshop on Wednesday, 7 November, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg. The schedule of events includes Mass at 9:00 a.m., followed by a presentation on "Self Care for Caregivers" and brunch. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Call Catholic Charities (628-0466) by 2 Nov. This event is made possible by the Strengthening Our Future in Faith Campaign of the Diocese of Allentown.

Words to remember
The problem with the rat race is that, even if you win, you're still a rat.

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 12


 

SIGNS OF AGING
You know you're getting older if:
1. You and your teeth don't sleep together anymore.
2. You try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.
3. At the breakfast table, you hear "snap, crackle and pop" and you're not eating cereal.
4. Your back goes out, but you stay home.
5. When you wake up, you look like your driver's license photo.
6. It takes two tries for you to get up from the couch.
7. Your idea of "a night out" is sitting on the patio.
8. The happiest hour of the day is naptime.
9. You're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does.
10. You say something to your children that your mother said to you - and you had always hated it!

CHINESE AUCTION

Date: Sunday, 28 October
Time: Doors open at 12:00 noon / Auction at 2:00 p.m.
Place: Immaculate Conception, Tremont
Pre-Bid: Saturday, 27 October, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Date:  Saturday, 3 November
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: SS. Peter and Paul Parish Social Hall, Tower City

stjos/stfds: 10.14.2007 - 13


 MASS SCHEDULE: 21 - 28 OCTOBER
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

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 and family
12:15 p.m. - ESTELLE PURCELL (1st anniversary)
by her son, Brian

Monday, 22 October
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Wednesday, 24 October
St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - CATHERINE PHILLIPS McGOVERN
by bequest

Saturday, 20 October
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSASNDRO Jr.
by his parents
Sunday, 21 Octobe

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - FRANCIS NASH MOONEY
by his daughter, Nora, and family
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent

stjos/stfds: 10.21.2007 - 14

 

 


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