10 / 11 NOVEMBER
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Tuesday, 20 November
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 St. Francis deSales'
THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during
the week of 18 - 24 November, in loving memory of Angeline Julian
LaPlaca, at the request of her daughter, Angie LaPlaca Deramo.
THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 18 - 24 November, in loving memory of Josephine Morris Jones and Charles Morris, at the request of their sister, Jean.
Because of Thanksgiving: There will not be a 7:00 p.m. Mass on Thursday, 22 Nov. Instead, there will be a 7:00 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, 21 Nov.
Also: No 10:00 a.m. Mass at StFdS on Fri 23 Nov.
Dominic F. Piccioni
Deanne D. Stevenson
Mary Julian Strunak
John J. Griffin
A. Louise Sciarrone Marasco
John D. Melocheck
Cecelia Spina Manzo
Alessandra K. Pagnotta
Ronald J. Carestia Jr.
Ruth Eisenhuth Gerace
Heather M. Maccarone
Caroline A. Barbetta
Angeline LaPlaca Deramo
Patricia Feeley Garland
Clint R. Lecher
Eric S. Lecher
Patricia Adams LaPlaca
Dorothy A. D'Alfonso
Brandon M. Hullihan
Rosa Alfonsi Lilley
Joseph E. McDonald
Kaitlyn E. Shappell
A boy antenna and a girl antenna met on a rooftop. They fell in love and got married. They came from large families. There were lots of antennae at the wedding. The reception was excellent.
A jumper cable walked into a bar. The bartender said, "Listen up, buddy, I'll serve you, but you'd better not start anything."
A man walked into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm. He said to the bartender, "I'll have a double whiskey and give me one for the road."
The Invisible Man and the Invisible Woman got married. They had a couple of kids, but they were nothing to look at.
I went to Cabela's to buy some camouflage pants and jacket. The clerk couldn't find any.
Why are you limping?
I tripped and fell while I was at the Adelphia Seafood. I think I pulled a mussel.
His Catholic Majesty, Juan Carlos I, King of Spain and Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, while attending the Ibero - American summit in Santiago, Chile, on Saturday, 10 November, uttered the following unkingly - but distinctly memorable - words to Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela:
"¿Porqué no te callas?"
Translation: "Why don't you shut up?"
Note: Hugo Chavez is an enemy of God and an enemy of the Catholic Church in Latin America. Like all totalitarians, he poses as a friend of the common man and woman. He needs to be isolated and removed - preferably by the people of Venezuela - sooner, rather than later. O God, come to their assistance! O Lord, make haste to help them!
How many Popes named Benedict have there been in the history of the Catholic Church? Include our present Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, in your calculation.
The first person - and only the first - to call St. Joseph Rectory [622-3081] with the correct answer will win a free December lottery calendar!
Call no later than Monday, 19 November, at 3:00 p.m. If you get the answering machine, leave your name, telephone number and answer.
|ANYONE WANT TO GO TO BETHLEHEM AREA this evening (Sunday, 18 Nov) to attend a lecture on the subject of Apologetics? This is short notice. Tell Fr. Connolly or else call St. Joseph Rectory. Leaving at 5:15 p.m. Lecture is at 7:00 p.m.|
Does our life become from day to day more
painful, more oppressive, more replete with afflictions? Blessed
be He a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder,
love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on
suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ. Love
without egotism, without relying on self, but enkindling in the
depth of the heart an ardent thirst to love and suffer for all
those around us: a thirst that neither misfortune nor contempt
can extinguish. I believe, O Lord; but strengthen my faith! Heart
of Jesus, I love Thee; but increase my love. Heart of Jesus,
I trust in Thee; but give greater vigor to my confidence. Heart
of Jesus, I give my heart to Thee; but so enclose it in Thee
that it may never be separated from Thee. Heart of Jesus, I am
all Thine; but take care of my promise so that I may be able
to put it in practice even unto the complete sacrifice of my
[Long live Christ the King!]
Blessed Miguel, pray for us to Jesus!
FATHER FRANCIS MARY STONE'S
COMMENTARY ON SAME
If anyone were to ask me why I have never left
the priesthood, I would smile and say, "Because I am not allowed to!" That might sound humorous, and I grant you it is
somewhat humorous, but, by God, it is the truth! I am not allowed to leave the priesthood. What makes me "not allowed" is that I fully
understood when I was ordained that the Church was ordaining
me with the understanding that I
would never leave. If I had told the seminary
authorities or Bishop McShea that I was accepting ordination
to the priesthood on condition that I could opt out if things
did not work out the way I was hoping they would work out, I
am quite certain the seminary authorities would not have recommended
me for ordination and Bishop McShea would not have ordained me.
I admit to being cynical about the phrase "discern my vocation". I don't recall that I ever seriously discerned my vocation. I had been subjectively certain for many years that God wanted me to be a priest. I submitted my subjective certainty to Bishop McShea in 1961. He sent me to a Discernment Farm for five years. During those five years, I didn't do any discerning - I was too busy studying - but I got the impression that the Rector and the faculty of the Discernment Farm were discerning up a storm. After five years, they presented their discernings about me to the Bishop. Maybe the Bishop did some independent discerning of his own - I don't know, I never asked! All I know is that, in 1966, the Bishop invited me to step forward if I wanted him to ordain me. I did and he did and the rest is history. Now, how do I know I have a vocation to the priesthood? Simple! The Bishop told me that I did! What more do I need to know? Farewell and good riddance to all discernment! I am a priest and do with me as you will.
To be practical, there are one or two other things: In order to maintain the priestly vocation, I find I must: (a) really believe in the Three-Person God and in the Incarnation of God the Second Person; (b) really love the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, so much so that the Catholic Church becomes my wife; (c) really believe in transubstantiation, sanctifying grace and other sublime intangibles; (d) avoid like the plague the flattery of women, especially of widows with struggling families, together with the blandishments of other emotionally vulnerable and moderately unhinged persons of the female persuasion.
I know that I am not called by God to be any woman's husband because He has already called me to share His husbandship towards the Church.
If I were to forsake the priesthood, I would, for the rest of my life, be doomed to seeing a rat fink staring back at me whenever I would pass by a mirror.
So, dear Father Francis: Stop discerning your future. Instead, come back to the future. The Lord has sworn and He will not repent: You are a priest forever according to the law of Melchisedech.
WE SHARE THE MAIL
Francis D. Tucci
Angelo and Kay Barone
Joanne E. Palko Bach
Vince Gargano and Alice Straub
Ruby and Rod Knott
Mary Troilo Acker and family
Angelo and Kay Barone
M/M Terry Hafer Sr.
Jim and Patty Garland
Andy and Angie Dudish
Gary and Donna Klemovage
Bill and Ann Marie Bresloskie
Pat and Mary Pilo
Atty. and Mrs. Robert Bohorad
John P. Gombola
Vince and Elaine Bobbin
Gayle C. Ulrich
David J. Chiplonia, a member
of St. Joseph Parish and a senior at Nativity BVM High School,
is one of two students nominated for the Wendy's High School
Heisman Awards Program. Nice!
St. Joseph Parish sold 660 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 37 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 697.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,485.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,750.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$42.20 in postage.
Total deductions: $1,862.20.
Net revenue: $1,622.80.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94.7%) earned $1,536.65.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5.3%) earned $86.15.
Albert J. Yackenchick Jr., 8th grade, All Saints School, First Honors
Evan J. Getzey, 7th grade, Blue Mountain Middle School
Megan L. McCord, 7th grade, D.H.H. Lengel Middle School
CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
Date: Sunday, 9 December
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Place: St. Vincent dePaul Parish Center, Minersville
Includes: Crafts; Silent Auction; Food and Drink; Bake Sale
More Info: Call Maryann at 544-6086
CATHOLIC COLLEGES THAT ARE
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DeSales University, Center Valley PA
Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville OH
Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell CT
John Paul the Great Catholic University, San Diego CA
Magdalen College, Warner NH
Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg MD
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Barry's Bay ON
Southern Catholic College, Dawsonville GA
St. Gregory's University, Shawnee OK
The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
The College of Saint Thomas More, Fort Worth TX
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Merrimack NH
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula CA
University of Dallas, Dallas TX
University of St. Thomas, Houston TX
Wyoming Catholic College, Lander WY
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - ELIZABETH YACOBACCI
by Victoria LaPlaca Hoffecker
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. -DECEASED: CHIPLONIA FAMILY
by Julian and Nora Chiplonia and sons
12:15 p.m. - FRED YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
10:00 a.m. - JAMES BLACKWELL
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
Vigil of Christ the King
6:00 p.m. - SUSAN REILLY KANE
Christ the King
9:15 a.m. -DICK YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
12:15 p.m. - ESTELLE WEINER PURCELL
by Helen Carr and family