Sunday, 27 May
Monday, 28 May
Friday, 01 June
Sunday, 03 June
19 / 20 MAY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
|THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 27 May - 02 June, in loving memory of Samuel J. Spleen, at the request of his wife, Lee, and sons.|
THERE IS ABUNDANT MERCY IN THE HEART OF JESUS CHRIST!
Charles C. Cescon
Andrew L. Cucunato
Louis J. Deramo
Joann M. Tranquillo
Joseph E. Brahler
Nicholas J. Maccarone Sr.
Mary Caruso Ayello
Catherine Cappelli Bracey
John E. Breslin
Gerry Almonti Davis
Ashley M. Fishburn
Denise Cescon Swartz
Pamela Bowles Torquato
Cooper N. Chiplonia
Christopher C. Morris Sr.
Dominick J. Yanni
PLEASE SAY A PRAYER for the apprehension and successful prosecution of the man or boy who deliberately broke the stained-glass window at St. Patrick Church. This happened at about 5:10 a.m. on Thursday, 24 May. I was told that the vandal was seen in flagrante delicto by some persons who were up and about at that early hour and who reported what they saw to the police. As I understand it, the vandal used a flagpole and thrust it through the window with considerable force, shattering quite a bit of glass in the area of the tabernacle, which is the Holy of Holies. This was a mean, nasty, malicious and sacrilegious deed, an offense against God, the Catholic Church, St. Patrick Parish and the City of Pottsville. God wants to see this person brought to justice - and so should we. After he is brought to justice and admits his guilt, then one can talk about forgiveness, but not before then. If anyone has any information or even strong suspicions about the identity of the person, please speak to the police or to one of the priests of St. Patrick's.
The public, the Italian speaking public
in particular, has a treat in store for it
this week when some of the noted Italian
vocalists will hold forth in song at the
parsonage of the church on Howard Ave.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday even-
ing. Among the entertainers will be
Bonci, Sammarco, Zanaello, and others.
They will not be there in person but will
be in voice, reproduced by an Italian gra-
phaphone, which is said to be superior to
French and German makes. Wednesday
and Thursday evening a sauer kraut and
oyster supper will be served while Fri-
day night the sauer kraut will be omit-
ted. A piano and violin concert will also
be rendered. Father Peter Michetti
will have charge of the graphaphone.
This news item appeared in
the 27 October 1908 edition of the Pottsville Republican. I am
grateful to the parishioner who gave me a photocopy of it. I
enjoyed reading it and figured it would make excellent bulletin
NOT SO DUMB!
148 Pottsville St.
I thought to myself, "Well,
gee whiz! If you're going to go to a professional sign maker
to have him make up a sign to advertise your Baptist church,
wouldn't you think that somebody involved in the process would
know how to spell "Baptist" before the sign were finalized?
The superfluous and misleading apostrophe was minor league compared
to this. So, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to make a slight
detour and drive over to 148 Pottsville Street (Port Carbon)
in order to gaze upon this new church. I was curious to see if
there were a similar (or identical) sign outside the church.
Well, there is a sign outside the church. However, this sign,
I am happy to say, is orthographically perfect. BAPTIST is spelled
correctly and there is no apostrophe between the L and the S
of SOULS. But, still, I thought to myself, there has to be some
explanation for the sign on 209! Then, like a flash out of the
blue, it came to me! Here is my theory: They did it on purpose!
If the sign on 209 had been orthographically perfect, I would
barely have noticed it. The message would not have been relevant
to any of my perceived needs! However, the "wounded sign"
took up at least twenty minutes of my time and prompted me to
give SOULS HARVEST some free advertising in my bulletin!
A PROFILE IN COURAGE
The principal of Reading Central
Catholic High School is Thomas P. Mirabella, M.Ed.
of my story is this: On Tuesday, 15 May, this event (Mr. Mirabella's
intervention) was the hot topic of a radio talk show, the name
of which is "Talk Tuesday hosted by Jo Painter on WEEU 830
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Today, Sunday, 27 May, at the 10:45 a.m. Mass, three children will receive, for the very first time, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, under the forms of the bread and the wine.
Benjamin J. Chewey
Brent M. Gauntlett
Christina M. Marko
We anticipate that, in next weekend's bulletin, we might be able to print photographs of the handsome / beautiful faces of these children.
We welcome the three of them to full participation in the Sacrifice of Calvary renewed upon our altars!
Borough of Mount Carbon
C O R P U S C H R I S T I
Sponsors: StJtBPar; StJosPar; StPatPar; MQPPar;
In case you are wondering why the Catholics of Pottsville are having a procession in honor of a city in Texas, all I can say is that there is a lacuna in your Catholic religious education. You can remedy this by calling one of the secretaries at St. Patrick's, who will be only too happy to explain to you about Corpus Christi.
The 10:00 a.m. Mass intention (StFdS) on Wed 23 May was CHILDREN OF THE WORLD by Shirley Losch Recla. This was not what appeared in last weekend's bulletin. We regret the error. The error was recognized by the time the Mass was celebrated. Therefore, the Mass was offered for the correct intention.
The 10:00 a.m. Mass intention (StFdS) on Wed 25 May was NICHOLAS M. DeSTEFANO. This was not what appeared in last weekend's bulletin. We regret the error. The error was recognized by the time the Mass was celebrated. Therefore, the Mass was offered for the correct intention.
The 7:45 a.m. Mass on Sunday, 6 May should have been offered for SALVATORE ALFONSI. The bulletin was on track, but the pastor's brain jumped the track! Therefore, the Mass was inadvertently offered for someone else. I regret the error. Please note that I compensated for the error by offering the Mass at the Simon Kramer Institute (21 May) for Mr. Alfonsi, may he rest in peace! The late Mr. Alfonsi has a kind daughter, who suggested to the pastor that he eat more apple pie. She said that apple pie is good for the brain. I sure hope so. God knows I need all the help I can get!
CLOSE, BUT NOT THE SAME: Someone asked me if I were the chaplain
of Penn State/Schuylkill. I said, "No, I'm not, at least
not as far as I know!" Later, I learned the source of the
confusion. On the Allentown Diocese website, there is a man whose
name and position are given as follows: "Edward Connelly, Direct Service Coordinator
/ Campus Ministry Coordinator- PSU Schuylkill".
1) We depend on the BAA Office in Allentown for updates. We do not receive this information with maximum promptness. It is quite possible that your name is not on this list, even though it should be. If that be so, feel free to let us know.
2) Names printed in BOLD are new contributors since the last time we printed a list of contributors.
RUMOR HATH IT that our esteemed neighbor, Father
Joseph F. Reilly, is being transferred from St. Patrick Parish.
However, it is not true that he is being sent to the showers.
He is being sent to the bath.
In memory of
Veronica J. Kevy
Irene J. Schlack
M/M Donald Fleischut
PLEASE PRAY FOR a woman who died on 18 April 07 in
Bergenfield NJ. She is Magdalen (Pitel) O'Boyle, formerly of
W. Railroad Street, Pottsville. She is the godmother of StJos
parishioner Joseph P. Cescon. She was maid-of-honor at the wedding
of Joseph T. Cescon and Barbara Swantner in Immaculate Conception
Church (St. Clair).
CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN!
ASSUMED INTO HEAVEN!
PRAY FOR US!
Join us for our annual outdoor procession in honor of our Blessed Mother.
Sunday, 27 May 2007
We form at Savory and Hewes Streets,
We process to the playground on Bacon Street.
There we crown the image of Mary.
Afterwards, we have refreshments.
Everyone is invited.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Pentecost
6:00 p.m. - BAMBINA ANGELUCCI DERAMO
by her daughter, Mary Deramo Measel
9:15 a.m. - Safety and God's Blessings on
PFC CHARLES J. CESCON
(StJos parishioner in Iraq)
by his family
12:15 p.m. - FRANCES MAZZUCA GARDNER (anniversary of birth)
by her mother, Julia
10:00 a.m. - POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY
by Shirley Losch Recla
10:00 a.m. - LOUIS and MARY TROILO
by their daughters, Tina and Liz
St. Justin, martyr (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - MICHAEL J. FRINZI (12th anniversary)
by his family
Vigil of Holy Trinity
6:00 p.m. - DAVID A. PEIFFER Jr.
by James and Marie Cairns and Angela
9:15 a.m. - RONI J. KEVY
12:15 p.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by Helen Pingtella