MASS SCHEDULE:01 -08 APRIL
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 31 March
Vigil of Palm Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ANTONIO and MARY DeMATTEO
by their daughter, Frances, and their son-in-law, John Weiss

Sunday, 01 April
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
7:45 a.m. - CHARLES F. KUTCH
by his family
10:45 a.m. - AGNES OWENS
(18th anniversary)
by her daughter, Kitty Owens DiCello

Monday, 02 April
Monday of Holy Week
12:05 p.m. - DECEASED: DOMINIC CHICCINI FAMILY
by Mary Chiodo and John Chiodo

Tuesday, 03 April
Tuesday of Holy Week
12:05 p.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
(through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier)
by the Weidner family
7:00 p.m. - MARIA DiFELICE ALFONSI
by Harry and Rosa Lilley

Wednesday, 04 April
Wednesday of Holy Week
12:05 p.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
(through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier)
by the Weidner family

Thursday, 05 April
Holy Thursday
Mass is not celebrated on Holy Thursday morning or afternoon.
7:30 p.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by Susanne V. Wilson

Friday, 06 April
Good Friday
Mass is not celebrated on Good Friday. See Sacred Triduum schedule for service time.

Saturday, April 07
Holy Saturday
Mass is not celebrated on Holy Saturday prior to the Easter Vigil. See Sacred Triduum schedule for service time.
Vigil of Easter Sunday
8:00 p.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
(through the intercession of St. Francis Xavier)
by the Weidner family

Sunday, 08 April
Easter: The Resurrection of the Lord
7:45 a.m. - SALVATORE and MARIA ALFONSI
by their son, Andy, and their daughter-in-law, Clare
10:45 a.m. - ANDREW, FLORENCE and THOMAS FEELEY
by Carmella Evolo Palko and daughter, Joanne



 

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 01


 

 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
31 March / 01 April

Saint Joseph Parish
$2093.38
from the envelopes and $115.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $2208.38 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $358.85 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $149.20, the sum of which is $508.05, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $987.21, the sum total of which is $1,495.26, one sees that $713.12 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$175.00
from the envelopes and $136.35 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $311.35 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $55.15 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $56.72, the sum of which is $253.25, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $197.44, the sum total of which is $309.31, one sees that $2.04 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

 

RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       24 March

#947
Richard C won $100.00
Sun      25 March

#392
Wes S won $150.00
Mon     26 March

#083
Nobody won $500.00
Tues     27 March

#517
McDonald won $50.00
Wed     28 March

#826
Doug D won $50.00
Thurs   29 March

#685
Bill T & George won $50.00
Fri       30 March

#811
Nobody won $50.00
                                                                             

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 02


 

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 03 April
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Wednesday, 04 April
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

Thursday, 05 April
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

Friday, 06 April
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
at St. Joseph's

Saturday, 07 April
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
at St. Joseph's
THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 01 - 07 April, in loving memory of Anthony J. Luppino, at the request of his wife, Mary, and family.


stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 03


 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

02 April
Lisa Heinbach Chalinsky
Marietta Chipriano Dixon

03 April
Lisa G. Choppa
Caroline Mercuri Doyne
Lori Lutsky Vidal

04 April
Joseph J. Bassininsky
John J. Cavanaugh Jr.
Melissa Beadle Stoudt

05 April
Julia F. Brinich

Andrea M. Hoysock
Christina A. Kaiser

06 April
Pamela Keitsock Cicero
Joanne Kubeyka Mercuri

07 April
Charissa A. Zeman

08 April
James H. Cairns
David A. Kalyan
Regina Thomas Piccioni

 

MISTAKES WERE MADE!
That is what politicians say when they are found to have messed up. It's what Alberto Gonzales said recently when giving testimony to Congress about the firing of the eight U.S. attorneys. And it is what Fr. Connolly says in regard to omitting the birthday of Vincent D. Prestileo from the list last weekend: Mistakes were made!
For the record: Vincent was one year old on 29 March 07.
This omission is particularly embarrassing because Vincent is such a nice kid. If we had overlooked the birthday of someone like Vincent's father, Jason, nobody would have given a hoot. But we hate to offend parishioners like Vincent. So, to this fine young lad, we say: Happy Belated Birthday, dear Vincent. May God bless you!
LOST AND FOUND: Two keys on a key ring labeled "Class of 2006". Call - or stop by at - St. Joseph Rectory (622-3081).

stjos/stfds:04.01.2007 - 04


 

GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA,
a member of Saint Francis deSales Parish, died on Wednesday, 28 March.
Born on 15 March 1920, she was 87 years old.
Gilda is a daughter of the late James and Martha (Stella) Appolloni.
Her husband is Francis J. Madeira, who died in 1965.
She has two sons, both of whom survive: Frank J. Madeira and Richard G. Madeira.
She has three sisters and one brother who survive: Eva Appolloni Palumbo; Edith Appolloni Hinnershitz; Augusta Appolloni Carlance; Eugene G. Appolloni.
Gilda has five grandchildren: Francis J. Madeira; Shannon Madeira Brennan; Matthew J. Madeira; Richard J. Madeira; Jessica M. Madeira.
She has seven great-grandchildren: Kyle F. Madeira; Brendan J. Madeira; Gillian N. Madeira; Evan K. Madeira; Lauren K. Madeira; Keegan J. Brennan; Grace E. Brennan.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis deSales Church on Tuesday, 3 April, at 10:00 a.m.
There will be a viewing in the church on Monday, 2 April, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The interment will take place in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery.
Gilda was a devout and faithful Catholic. We remember her with great respect and affection. We have every reason to be confident that she will be numbered among those whom Jesus will raise up glorious and immortal from the dead.

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 05


 

PLEASE PRAY FOR two persons who died this past week, both of whom were friends of St. Joseph Parish:
Patricia Evans Lord died on Sunday, 25 March. She was a volunteer worker at St. Patrick's but found her way across the street very often for the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph's. We will miss Pat. Every once in a while, she would hand the pastor an envelope with a few dollars in it for the parish. She said it was her "pew rent". We appreciated her donation, but her self more than her donation. We look forward to seeing her again.
William C. Tray Sr. died on Monday, 26 March. His connection with St. Joseph Parish was this: He was one of our principal calendar sellers. His efforts brought in approximately $300.00 per month (gross receipts) to the parish. We are grateful. May God reward him for his kindness. If there are any calendars or such to be sold in heaven, we presume that Bill will be involved, perhaps already is.

 THE CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY
Eternal Father,
I offer You
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your dearly Beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.

For the sake of His sorrowful passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world!

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 06



THUNDER / ENLIGHTNING (with replies)
from the 27 March edition of the Pottsville Republican (but not the replies)

I see the inevitable happened. The Diocese of Allentown closed Cardinal Brennan. It just goes to show that the diocese doesn't care about Catholic education up here in the coal region. I guess they need the money to pay their mounting legal bills for the lawsuits against their priests.

Ashland

Reply
Dear Ashland:
If you think it was inevitable, then why are you complaining? The inevitable always happens. The reason the inevitable always happens is due precisely to the fact that it is inevitable.
But the closing of CBHS would not have been inevitable if more of the Catholic families in northern Schuylkill County had made the financial sacrifices required to send their children there. How many of the 1,004 kids (7 to 12) enrolled in North Schuylkill High School are Catholics? And do you think there might be a connection between artificial contraception and low enrollment? You can't send children to school if there are no children! The pill pays no tuition.
As far as what the decision to close CBHS "goes to show", there is one thing you can be damn sure it does not go to show. It does not go to show that the diocese "doesn't care about Catholic education up here in the coal region". But the fact that you think that that's what it goes to show is further evidence, as if any further evidence were needed, of the "poor victimized me" mentality that plagues Schuylkill County and drives so many of our people to booze - or, if they are too smart to escape to booze, then to Berks and beyond.
One further thing: Your cynical conjecture that the diocese needs the money to pay for lawsuits against priests is stupid and utterly contemptible. Worse than that, it is untrue. Repent, my friend!
EBC

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 07


I just heard on the news about Cardinal Brennan High School closing at the end of the year. The only thing on my mind right now is that Bishop Cullen ought to be ashamed.
Shenandoah

Reply
Dear Shenandoah:
If that's the only thing on your mind right now, it must be feeling lonely. Let me offer you a couple other things to lay on your mind so as to keep the first thing company. Here they are: #1 - Bishop Cullen has no reason whatsoever to be ashamed. #2 - You, on the other hand, have good reason to be ashamed! Why? Because you have publicly, anonymously and unjustly impugned the integrity of Bishop Cullen, your chief Shepherd and mine. Go to confession, my friend. Tell the priest that you insulted the Bishop that God sent you and that you are sorry. If you don't, it is likely that your surreptitious little phone call to T / E will come back to haunt you on Judgment Day.
EBC

So the diocese decided to shut down Cardinal Brennan. I always wondered when this day would come. It is a shame the diocese decided that northern Schuylkill County is expendable. What happened to tending your flock? They did not even try to keep it open. They will not get a dime of my money. I will just support my church.
Shenandoah


Reply
Dear Shenandoah:
When it comes to "expendable", if you keep on making dumb phone calls like this, someone just might decide that you are expendable.
Nobody is happy about closing CBHS. It's a crying shame. But it is not the fault of the Bishop. Might it be the fault of the people?
EBC

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 08


 

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

In memory of
Pasqual F. Chillemi
William and Pat Pugh
Vera Monti Miller
H. Ronald and Debra Tohill
Salem and Nancy Potts
James and Dr. Anna Laychock
Rose Marie Fabiani Zeller
Christian and Krista Varano

In memory of
David A. Peiffer Jr.
His mother and his stepfather, Debra and H. Ronald Tohill

In memory of
Ryan A. Walters
H. Ronald and Debra Tohill
LtCol David and Jacquelyn Dobrozsi
Christian and Krista Varano

DEACON CHRISTOPHER SCOTT BUTERA, a member of St. Joseph Parish, is hoping that Bishop Cullen will call him to priesthood. (I hope so too!) If he does receive the call, we expect that the ordination will take place on Saturday, 2 June.
If a diocesan Bishop decides to call a man to priesthood, it is customary for him to do so at the Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass will be held this coming Wednesday (4 April) in the Cathedral. We pray for Chris that he will be found worthy to receive the call to priesthood. We will let you know if he does.

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 09


 

BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
TWO THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY!

#1 - Today (Sunday, 1 April) is SPAGHETTI SUNDAY!
As always on Spaghetti Sunday, spaghetti will be blessed at the beginning of each Mass and will be distributed to the people.
Also, there will be a mini-procession around the church.
The priest and those participating in the procession should carry their spaghetti with them.
This procession calls to mind the entrance of the Lord into Jerusalem, during which the people waved branches made of spaghetti.

#2 - Today (Sunday, 1 April) is PALM SUNDAY!
Come to the St. Joseph Parish Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for a delicious and nutritious platter of PALM and MEATBALLS!
Six dollars for adults and teenagers!
Three dollars for children 12 years old and younger!
All the palm you can eat!
A treat that can't be beat!
****************************************************************************************
Well, it is April Fool's Day, you know! That will have to serve as my excuse, until I think of a better one. We presume you will be able to untangle these two messages and sort them out successfully! If you can't, ask someone who can.

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 10


 

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Saint Joseph Church

#1 - Good Friday, 06 April, at 12:00 noon
#2 - Holy Saturday, 07 April, at 12:00 noon
#3 - Easter Sunday, 08 April, at 7:00 p.m.
#4 - Easter Monday, 09 April, at 7:00 p.m.
#5 - Easter Tuesday, 10 April, at 8:00 p.m.
#6 - Easter Wednesday, 11 April, at 7:00 p.m.
#7 - Easter Thursday, 12 April, at 8:00 p.m.
#8 - Easter Friday, 13 April, at 7:00 p.m.
#9 - Easter Saturday, 14 April, at 8:00 p.m.

A novena, by definition, is a period of prayer extended over nine days. (The "nine" usually refers to days, although it could refer to weeks or months. Be that as it may, it means nine.)
The Divine Mercy Novena will include certain specified prayers, plus the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
With the exception of Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Divine Mercy Novena devotions will include Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS NOVENA - FOR THE SALVATION OF YOUR OWN SOUL AND FOR THE SALVATION OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, SOME OF WHOM, PERHAPS, HAVE WANDERED FAR FROM GOD.

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 11


SCHEDULE
SACRED TRIDUUM and EASTER

Holy Thursday, 5 April

5:00 p.m. - Mass at St. Francis deSales'
7:30 p.m. - Mass at St. Joseph's

Good Friday, 6 April

12:00 noon - Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Joseph's
2:00 p.m. - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Francis deSales'
7:00 p.m. - Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Joseph's

Holy Saturday, 7 April

12:00 noon - Chaplet of Divine Mercy at St. Joseph's
8:00 p.m. - Easter Vigil and Mass at St. Joseph's
10:30 p.m. - Easter Vigil and Mass at St. Francis deSales'

Easter Sunday, 8 April

The usual Sunday schedule: see pages 1 and 14 of this bulletin

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 -12


 

Stations of the Cross
with
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Lent 2007

7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1 April Saint Joseph
As is customary on Palm Sunday, our parish will welcome the members of the Holy Name Society from South Schuylkillll!

This is the final Stations of the Cross for the current Lenten season!
Yours truly has never been satisfied at the number of people who turn out for Stations of the Cross.
Sometimes I try to motivate people with spiritual incentives - a carrot here, a stick there. You know, whatever works.
For this final Stations of the Cross, we offer this incentive:
After Stations and Benediction, you are invited to go over to the parish hall for
THE FIFTEENTH STATION, viz. some delicious sandwiches: chicken salad, tuna salad, egg salad. Also, some cheese. Also, some veggies and dip. Also, some beverages. And, while munching on all these munchables, we can socialize - or, as our Protestant brethren like to say, we can have fellowship!

Oh blest communion!
Fellowship divine!

How is that for motivation?
If that doesn't work, I don't know what will!

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 13

 


 MASS SCHEDULE:01 -08 APRIL
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 31 March
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by his mother and his father

Sunday, 01 April
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
9:15 a.m. - DICK YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
12:15 p.m. - RYAN McGEE
by the Mohan family

Thursday, 05 April
Holy Thursday
5:00 p.m. - God's Blessings on
SISTER MARY RAYMOND OP
by her sister, Carolyn

Friday, 06 April
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Mass is not celebrated on Good Friday.
See Sacred Triduum schedule for service time.

Saturday, 07 April
Vigil of Easter
10:30 p.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by his family

Sunday, 08 April
Easter: The Resurrection of the Lord
9:15 a.m. - MIKE and CATHERINE DUNBROWNEY
by their daughter, Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
12:15 p.m. - ARCHIE STELLA, JOHANNA BUTERA DiCELLO BERTOLINI and ANTOINETTE BERTOLINI PAPADA
by Angela DiCello Stella

stjos/stfds: 04.01.2007 - 14

 


StJoseph Mass Schedule | StFrancis Mass Schedule | CCD

Archived Bulletins | Sacrament of Penance | Special Interest  | Related Links

Web Site designed, donated & maintained by BackDoor Web Design

Disclaimer and Terms of Use