Sunday, 08 April
Monday, 09 April
Friday, 13 April
Sunday, 15 April
07 April / 08 APRIL
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
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 08 - 14 April, in loving memory of Charles F. Kutch, at the request of his wife, Mary.|
|THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 08 - 14 April, in loving memory of Johnnie, Joel and Ryan, at the request of Rose.|
|FATHER EDWARD W. COLEMAN died today (Holy Saturday, 7 April) in his rectory in Brockton. His death was unexpected. Many of us remember him - most especially from his years in Branch Dale. May God be gracious and merciful to Father Coleman. We shall miss him. His funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 April, at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, New Philadelphia.|
John S. Joy Jr.
Leona Roda Korn
None, as far as we know.
Flavia Pilo McGovern
Catherine M. Bracey
Kimberly M. Generella
Jason P. Leymeister
Christina M. Karinch
Camille Pilo Mattera
Joseph J. Ferraro
Christina M. Kline
Donna M. Seltzer
Gerald R. Wychunas
Brian M. Schultz II
Dylan P. Shappell
Veronica Falkowski Trabosh
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...........!!!
Patty G, who won the Easter basket!
EBC, who won the rag quilt.
[Always remember: There is no law of God or man that says that a person is ineligible to win a raffle sponsored by a parish just because he happens to be the pastor of the parish! Look at it this way: If God didn't want me to win that quilt, I wouldn't have won it!]
Thank you to all who participated in these raffles!
There will not be a 10:00 a.m. Mass at StFdS on Wednesday, 11 April, because of a priest's funeral (see page 3).
Dear Father Connolly:
Dear Curious Parishioner:
Since it is established that you have been duly baptized and confirmed; that you have been enrolled as a candidate through the liturgical Rite of Admission (c. 1034, §1), and have been instituted in the ministries of Lector and Acolyte (c. 1050, 3o); that you posses sufficient maturity and theological knowledge as required by the Code of Canon Law (cc. 250; 1031, §1; 1032, §1); that following a consultation with the Christian People and the judgment of those who are responsible for establishing your suitability according to cc. 1043; 1051; you have been found worthy; that, to my knowledge, you are not bound by any canonical impediment, irregularity or censure; and as you have been ordained to the Order of Deacon with incardination in the Diocese of Allentown (c. 266); you have petitioned that you be ordained a Priest.
Therefore, by virtue of my Office as Bishop of Allentown, I do hereby consent to your petition and call you to:
Having duly received this call to Orders, you are asked to present yourself for Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena, Allentown, on Saturday, the 2nd day of June 2007.
Given in Allentown at the Chancery under my sign and seal and the countersign of the Chancellor, the 4th day of April 2007.
+ Edward P. Cullen
Gerald E. Gobitas
Deacon Chris Butera has been officially invited to be
ordained a priest. He received "the call" at the Chrism
Mass this past Wednesday. We give thanks to God!
Please pray for Chris between now and 2 June 07, as he prepares for the momentous and incomparable gift - and responsibility - of priesthood.
To: Parents of Teenagers
I recommend that you take a look at this questionnaire. Then, in a quiet moment, when you are not distracted, jot down YES or NO to each question. Ask your wife / husband to do the same, but ask him / her to do it separately from you. Then sit down and compare your answers. Obviously, if you have more than one teenager in the house, you will have to do one for each.
Note: Answer Yes or No to each question.
1. Does your TAS / D struggle with basic family
rules and expectations?
15. Do you suspect that your TAS / D sometimes
lies or is dishonest with you?
If you find that you have answered YES to
three or more of these questions, you might do well to sit down
and talk it over with a third party - your parish priest, a school
counselor, a trusted friend.
Sometimes, when a parishioner dies, we don't
have complete information about his or her family members in
sufficient time to include in the bulletin. We like to include
in our parish bulletin the names of the deceased (not simply
the living) parents, spouses, siblings, children and grandchildren
of a deceased parishioner.
The following is an addendum to the information in last weekend's bulletin about the family of the late Gilda Appolloni Madeira:
Her deceased brothers and sister are: Albert J. Appolloni; Geneva Appolloni Hossler; Adam Appolloni; Augustus Appolloni; Edward J. Appolloni; Emil A. Appolloni.
May all of them, together with their sister, Gilda, rest in the peace of Christ.
Date: Sunday, 22 April
Time: Doors open at 11:00 a.m.
Auction begins at 1:00 p.m.
Place: St. Casimir Parish Hall, St. Clair
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET
Date: Sunday, 15 April
Time: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Place: Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, St. Clair
Price: $5.00 for adults and children 8 and older
$2.00 for children under 8.
THE PROFIT FROM LAST SUNDAY'S
SPAGHETTI SUPPER came to $1,104.54.
Need I say it? This is excellent and needed and appreciated. Long live the spaghetti crew!
Rosary Makers for the Cause of Our Blessed Mother
Respond to the call of Our Lady. The need for rosaries is great and urgent. Become a missionary by making rosaries for missions in the United States, the military and around the world.
Please call Our Lady's Rosary Makers, (4611 Poplar Level Road, PO Box 37080, Louisville KY 40233-7080) at (502) 968-1434 or (502) 968-1477 and order a beginner's kit for less than $10.00, which allows you to make fifty cord rosaries and comes with instructions.
Make a difference in the world. Help bring peace to the world and turn the tide of evil. God will bless you abundantly.
WELL, HOW ABOUT THAT?
Just to show you that the good guys don't always lose, we have this piece of welcome news from Allentown:
Some time ago, thirteen pro-lifers sued the City of Allentown for violation of their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. These pro-lifers had been carrying on perfectly legal activity outside an abortion mill in east Allentown.
They were arrested and hauled away. They decided to sue!
Lo and behold, this past week, the Court ruled in favor of the pro-lifers and has ordered the City of Allentown to pay them approximately ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each, for a total of $130,000!
Two of these valiant persons are Kathy Kuhns and Mary Homa, one or both of whom are known to several members of our parishes.
May God bless these brothers and sisters of ours. May they continue to be strong for the truth!
"MICKEY MOUSE PRIESTS"
Someone might be referred
to as a mickey mouse kind of person if he is:
So, who are the priests of
the Diocese of Allentown [if there are any] who are filed away
in the Bishop's mind under the letter "M"?
All of the above prompts this
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
#3 - Easter Sunday, 08 April,
at 7:00 p.m.
FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Easter
10:30 p.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by his family
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
10:00 a.m. - God's Blessings on
SISTER MARY RAYMOND OP
by her sister, Carolyn
10:00 a.m. - Good Health and God's Blessings on
BARBARA HALCOVAGE DWYER
by the Mohan family
Vigil of 2nd Sunday of Easter: Feast of the Divine Mercy
6:00 p.m. - FRANCES MAZZUCA GARDNER
by her mother, Julia
2nd Sunday of Easter: Feast of the Divine Mercy
9:15 a.m. - PASQUAL F. CHILLEMI (month's mind)
by his family
12:15 p.m. - ARTHUR B. WHITNEY
by Michael and Catherine Whitney