21 / 22 APRIL
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
Q. - What would be an appropriate
hymn to be sung at a Catholic / Jewish wedding?
A. - Oy Vey, Maria!
|THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 15 - 21 April, in loving memory of Lillian Cappetta Kevy, at the request of her daughters, Phyllis and Roni.|
In memory of
Nicholas M. DeStefano
Andrew and Loreta DeStefano
None, as far as we know.
Jayson R. Carestia
Helen Wychunas Heimbaugh
Debra Barone Daniels Shade
Joseph M. Visalli
David R. Brahler
Joanna M. Guastavino
Matthew M. McGarry
Thomas J. Powanda Sr.
Maeve R. Stoudt
Michael M. Baiocco
Christine M. Gentile
Susan Piccioni Griffin
Mary Forte LaSelva
Dominick A. Noel
Suzanne Maroukis Cavanaugh
Dominic A. Chewey
Sandra Kasdorf Frinzi
Justin T. Landers
Megan Lynn McCord
MASS AT NURSING HOME
There will be a Mass at the Schuylkill Center NH (behind the Good Samaritan Hospital) on Friday, 27 April, at 2:30 p.m. As always, YOU are invited. YOUR presence is a sign of YOUR solidarity with the residents of the Center.
There will not be a Mass at StFdS on Monday, 23 April, or on Friday, 27 April. The former because of a funeral Fr. Connolly will be attending; the latter because of the Mass at the Nursing Home (cf. supra).
JULIE AMELIA SZELIGA,
first child of Andrew W. and Jacqueline (Wood) Szeliga, will be baptized today (Sunday) here in St. Joseph Church.
With gratitude to God for calling Andy and Jackie to the dignity of parenthood, we confer upon their beautiful little girl the gift of membership in the family of God.
The phrase "family of God" is not a pious cliché. The deep meaning is this: God Himself is a Family. God is Three Persons. God has always been Three Persons. Any understanding of God that does not take into account the Threeness-of His Oneness is profoundly defective.
By Baptism, Julie Amelia will enter into the divine Family. She will be incorporated into the Second Member of the Family, Who is the Son, Who is Jesus Christ our Lord.
Therefore, she will become a daughter of the First Member of the Family, Who is the Father.
Therefore, she will become a recipient of the Third Member of the Family, Who is the Holy Spirit, the Holy Love between the Father and the Son.
Julie Amelia will be delivered from the original sin and will receive the divinizing gift that we call "sanctifying grace".
She will enter into the death of Jesus Christ and, in so doing, will enter into His resurrection.
May God bless this little girl! May she grow in wisdom, age and grace into the perfection of womanhood.
We pray that Andy and Jackie will have the wisdom to raise their daughter to know, love and serve God. May she bring them joy!
MOST OF THESE ARE GOLDEN OLDIES.
Q - What kind of a man was
Boaz before he got married?
PLEASE PRAY FOR
a gentleman who died on Tuesday, 24 April. Vincent Mattera, age 87, is:
the father of St. Joseph parishioner Frank J. Mattera; the grandfather
of St. Joseph parishioners, Steven F. Mattera and Gina M. Mattera;
the great grandfather of St. Joseph parishioners Blake R. Bowers
and Jacob S. Mattera.
Eternal rest grant unto Vincent, 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.
5th annual Chinese Auction
Nativity BVM High School
Sunday, 6 May
Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Auction begins at 2:00 p.m.
THANK YOU, Justice Kennedy
THANK YOU, Justice Scalia
THANK YOU, Justice Thomas
THANK YOU, Justice Alito
We are proud of you that you did the right thing.
We find it interesting that all five of you are Catholics - and practicing Catholics at that!
And thank YOU, President Bush for making it all possible!
We just might make you an honorary Catholic!
I'm hoping he might give me some extra spaghetti! [EBC]
SUNDAY, 6 MAY
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH HALL
11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Six dollars for adults and teenagers!
Three dollars for children!
All you can eat!
A treat that can't be beat!
You would have to be out of your mind not to show up!
The following can be found on page 28 (classified ads) of the 21 April edition of the Pottsville Republican:
FREE - Publan milk snake, friendly, includes Tank, heating pad, plant, water bowl and lid for tank. Call ***-**** leave message.
Stephaney M. Hauptly/ 11th grade / Pottsville / First Honors
Jennifer L. Cory / 10th grade / Minersville / First Honors
Megan L. McCord / 10th grade / Pottsville / Honors
Kelly A. McCord / 6th grade / Lengel / Honors
Brittany R. Cory / 4th grade / Minersville / Distinguished Honors
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Please remember that Sunday, 27 May, is First Holy Communion Sunday.
Call the parish secretary (622-3081) to make sure that we have your child's name on the list for First Holy Communion!
Please make that call this week!
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH CEMETERY
[Our motto: We'll give you a lot for your money!]
We are cutting some brush and drawing some lines in order to extend the available space for interments in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery.
It is possible that you have been saying to yourself: "You know, I really ought to purchase a gravesite, so that, when I return to room temperature, my family won't have to rush around trying to find a suitable spot for depositing my bones."
Well, you know what? It's time to stop "saying it to yourself" and time to start saying it to us! So, stop in at Graves R Us, located in St. Joseph Rectory. Speak with one of our cheerful interment consultants. Show the lady this bulletin and she might give you a good price. And always remember: The pastor of St. Joseph Parish will be the last person in the world to look down on you.
The healing process can begin?????
Friend, did you say that the
Sabeans just carried off your oxen and asses in a raid and put
your herdsmen to the sword?
WELL NOW, WE MUSTN'T LET THAT
GET US DOWN, MUST WE? STIFF UPPER LIP AND ALL THAT! LET'S GET
ON WITH THE HEALING!
WELL, THAT WAS A BIT OF A
JOLT, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. BUT LET'S GET ON NOW WITH THE HEALING
PROCESS! WE HAVE A GRIEF COUNSELOR WAITING FOR YOU IN THE NEXT
ROOM. SHE WILL HELP YOU FIND CLOSURE IN THIS MATTER.
WELL NOW, FRIEND, THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A PSYCHOSOMATIC REACTION TO YOUR EARLIER PROBLEMS. LET'S START THE HEALING PROCESS, SO WE CAN GET SOME CLOSURE ON THIS.
Do you know what's wrong with
the "healing now / closure now" people? I'll put it
in theological terms: They rush the eschaton! Do you know what
that means? It means that they don't allow time for Good Saturday.
They jump right from Good Friday into Easter Sunday and, in fact,
they don't even do a decent Good Friday! They can't stand to
contemplate the crucified Lord. They want year-round white vestments
and alleluias. They don't process suffering very well. They tend
to run off to faith healers and are absolutely certain that God
doesn't want them to endure any pains, inconveniences or contradictions.
They gravitate towards either Pentecostalism or Christian Science.
They are not happy campers in the Catholic Church.
St. Joseph Parish sold 624 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 38 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 662.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,310.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$2,200.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$35.64 in postage.
Total deductions: $2,305.64.
Net revenue: $1,004.36.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94.3%) earned $946.71.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5.7%) earned $57.65.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
3rd Sunday of Easter
9:15 a.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent
St. Mark, evangelist (Fst)
10:00 a.m. - ALBERTJ., MAE C. and LOUIS P. BRANCA
by the Thye family
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA (month's mind)
by Kit Cutler
4th Sunday of Easter
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on SANDY L. FRINZI
by her family
12:15 p.m. - MARY REILLY MERRICK
by David and Alice Bechtel