MASS SCHEDULE: 03 - 10 June
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 02 June
Vigil of Holy Trinity
4:30 p.m. - DOMINICK VITTEMBERGHI
by his family

Sunday, 03 June
Holy Trinity
7:45 a.m. - STEPHEN CHALINSKY
by Frank and Rose Popeck
10:45 a.m. - CLARENCE, ROSE and DANIEL MOYER
by their sister, Carmella Evolo Palko
3:00 p.m. - Mass of Thanksgiving / First Mass / Father Christopher S. Butera

Monday, 04 June
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by Salvatore and Mary Modesto
" Tuesday, 05 June
St. Boniface, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - CARL, ANTHONY and ANGELO CHIODO
by Mary and John
7:00 p.m. - CHRISTOPHER M. WALTERS
by Robert and Ann Miller

Wednesday, 06 June
St. Norbert, bishop (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH A. LAPLACA
(4th anniversary)
by his mother, Julia
 

Thursday, 07 June
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - LEE MacADAMS
by Henry and Peggy Eckley
7:00 p.m. - GUY and KATHRYN LUPPINO
by Mary Harman Luppino

Friday, 08 June
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH PRESTILEO
by his aunt, Mary N. Prestileo

Saturday, 09 June
St. Ephrem, deacon, doctor (OptMem)
8:00 a.m. - Rev. JOHN A. LYONS
(12th anniversary)
by the members of StJosPar
Vigil of Corpus Christi
4:30 p.m. - NATHAN H. KEVY (anniversary of birth and Father's Day)
by Phyllis and Roni (+)

Sunday, 10 June
Corpus Christi
7:45 a.m. - Rev. LEO M. MITCHELL
by Albert and Martha Pascuzzo
10:45 a.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by Kitty Owens DiCello

 

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
26 / 27 MAY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,198.00
from the envelopes and $121.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,319.00 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 ($176.26) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$171.00
from the envelopes and $94.95 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $265.95 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 $111.87, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $197.44, the sum total of which is $309.31, one sees that ($43.36) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

 

RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       26 May

#443
Nobody won $100.00
Sun      27 May

#493
Theresa O won $150.00
Mon     28 May

#239
Mary Ann R won $50.00
Tues     29 May

#357
Rosie won $50.00
Wed     30 May

#945
Dominic M won $50.00
Thurs   31 May

#032
Nobody won $50.00
Fri       01 June

#537
J.N. won $50.00
                                                                             

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 05 June
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 07 June
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 08 June
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 03 - 09 June, in loving memory of Angelo and Mary Megna, at the request of their daughter, Josephine Megna Messina.

THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 03 - 09 June, in loving memory of Charles and Elizabeth Tamburelli, at the request of Chick and Mary.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE the receipt of a donation in honor of the Infant Jesus, the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, St. Anthony and St. Padre Pio, in gratitude for a favor received.
WE HAD HOPED to print the photographs of the First Holy Communion children in this weekend's bulletin. Due to technical difficulties (gremlins in the computer), we have to defer the printing of these photographs to next weekend's bulletin.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

04 June
Michael J. Ayello
Kevin M. Carroll
Angela A. Spiess

05 June
Brent M. Gauntlett
Angela M. Piccioni

06 June
Michael D. Ayello
Darlene Zeller Lango
Stella Modrijan Mohan
Katrina L. Spirko

07 June
Marissa R. Chillemi
Anthony P. Generella
Jean Strincoskie Tassone
Jean Frew Setlzer

08 June
June A. Ayello
Gregory H. Merrick
John P. Modesto Jr.
Maria T. Rinaldo

09 June
Elvis Aaron Hullihan
Krystle L. Hullihan
Ian P. Keck
Dolores Romansky Lazarchick
Kelly Ann McCord
Salvatore Seth Modesto

10 June
Eleanor Meros Barone
Josephine Gerace Bercher
Victoria M. Centeleghe
Kurt R. Kemmerling Jr.
Gilda Monti Matz

WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of contributions to the StJosPar Memorial Fund, as follows:
In memory of
Veronica J. Kevy
Roberta Noulis

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ROME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!
The Right Reverend DANIEL W. HERZOG, the recently retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany (NY)
and
The Right Reverend DAVID J. BENA, the recently retired Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany (NY)

have announced that they are joining the Catholic Church, i.e. are entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Bishop Herzog's wife, Carol, is also entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.
We welcome both of these right reverend gentlemen into Catholic unity.
We extend to all members of the Episcopal Church in Schuylkill County an invitation to become Catholics, i.e. to return to Catholic unity - the unity that was ruptured in the 16th century by human vanity and pride.
It is time for all of us to put aside the hostilities and prejudices of the past and to recognize that, despite the many human failings of members of the Catholic Church, it is clearly the will of Christ that all those who believe in Him should be in obedience to Peter, the Rock on whom Jesus built His Church.
Where Benedict is, there is Peter. Where Peter is, there is the Church, Where the Church is, there is Christ. Where Christ is, there is God.

"Simon, Simon, Satan greatly desires to have you that he might sift you, but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith may not falter!"

It is Benedict XVI who is the beneficiary of Jesus' prayers today. His faith will not falter. There is no other bishop in the world whose faith is divinely assured.

We must never succumb to the temptation of thinking that "one religion is as good as another". Such thinking and saying may win points for a person in this "go along to get along" world, but not in the world of honest men and women. Such thinking and saying are patently absurd to any person who has the capacity for fundamental logic. Dare to be different! Dare to be truthful!

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Saint Joseph Parish
gives thanks to God
for choosing
one of her beloved sons
for the sacred Priesthood:

Christopher Scott Butera,
son of
Ralph N. and Kathleen (Lynch) Butera

 

16 October 1978:     Birth                       [Pottsville PA]

03 December 1978: Baptism                   [St. Joseph Church / Fr. Leo J. Houseknecht]

17 May 1987: First Holy Communion      [St. Joseph Church / Fr. Edward B. Connolly]
  
12 March 1991: Confirmation                 [St. Joseph Church / Bp. Thomas J. Welsh]
 
20 May 2006: Ordination to Diaconate    [Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena / Bp. Edward P. Cullen]

02 June 2007: Ordination to Presbyterate [Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena / Bp. Edward P. Cullen]

03 June 2007: First Solemn Mass            [St. Joseph Church]

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Father Butera
looking relaxed

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Father Butera
looking fatigued.

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 PRAYER FOR PRIESTS

Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord,
Keep them, for they are Thine -
Thy priests, whose lives burn out
before Thy consecrated shrine.

Keep them, for they are in the world,
though from the world apart;
when earthly pleasures tempt, allure -
shelter them in Thy Heart.

Keep them, and comfort them
in hours of loneliness and pain,
when all their life of sacrifice
for souls seems but in vain.

Keep them and remember, Lord,
they have no one but Thee;
yet they have only human hearts,
with human frailty.

Keep them as spotless as the Host,
that daily they caress;
their every thought and word and deed,
deign, dearest Lord, to bless.

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 GUILDY WOMEN!

Please note that the next meeting of the Saint Joseph Parish Women's Guild will be held on Wednesday, 6 June, at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
You will have a guildy conscience if you don't show up!

TRUE STORY
I was celebrating Mass at a local nursing home on Friday (1 June). At Communion time, Mr. Barone (my efficient and highly paid associate) was holding the paten for me while the two of us walked nimbly between the wheelchairs and geriatric chairs in order to give Holy Communion to the folks in attendance. We came to one woman who seemed reluctant (or ambiguous) about receiving. She said something, but I didn't quite catch it. Mr. Barone said something reassuring to her, at which point I gave her Holy Communion and moved on. Later, I asked Mr. Barone what the lady said. He told me that she said that she didn't think she could receive Communion because she didn't have any money! Oh my! What a thought! May God bless the lady!
Just for the record: Although yours truly has his share of faults and failings, simony is not one of them, for which we can all give thanks to the Lord!
WE ANTICIPATE that - barring some unforeseen circumstances - Fr. Chris Butera will celebrate the 10:45 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church on Sunday, 10 June. It is also likely that he will celebrate the 12:05 p.m. Mass on Tuesday, 5 June. He is due to report for his assignment on Tuesday, 12 June. He will be serving as assistant pastor at St. Thomas More Parish, Allentown.

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WEBKINZ BINGO

Date: Friday, 8 June 2007
Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m.
Place: Nativity BVM High School
Price: Advanced tickets $10.00; $15.00 at the door
This includes eleven regular Bingo games, plus four specials.
Extra cards will be on sale / Fifty-fifty raffle / Jackpot Bingo / Refreshments available / Make your own sundae! / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Tickets can be purchased at door or at Nativity / For more information: Debbie Gogno (385-1195); Cheryl Bolich (628-4468); Cathy Winters (622-9387).

THANK YOU!
Phyllis C. Kevy kindly paid for the bus that transported the folks to and from the Cathedral in Allentown on Saturday (2 June) for Chris Butera's ordination. She did so in loving memory of her sister, Roni J. Kevy. Thank you, dear Miss Roni!
LET US PRAY FOR A SUCCESSFUL REVOLUTION IN VENEZUELA! We should make no mistake about it. El Presidente Hugo Chavez is one very bad hombre. He is a threat to all of Latin America and to the USA. He needs to go to jail for a very long time (preferably) or, at least, into permanent exile. He is an enemy to human dignity and will soon show himself to be an enemy to the Catholic Church. May God, Who is an expert in pulling down various mighties from their thrones, see fit to include Hugo on His list of mighties who need pulling down. We do not neglect to pray for the salvation of Hugo's soul, but, first of all, he needs to be pulled down. That will help his salvation.

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 City of Pottsville
and
Borough of Mount Carbon
C O R P U S C H R I S T I
Procession

Sponsors: StJtBPar; StJosPar; StPatPar; MQPPar; StFdSPar

Date: Sunday, 10 June
Plan: Eucharistic adoration at StJtB after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. At 4:00 p.m. procession will form inside StJtB Church and will proceed east on Mahantongo Street to StPat Convent, whence to StPat Church for Evening Prayer and Benediction. All altar servers of the five parishes are asked to participate in their altar server attire. If there are any questions, call StPatRect (622-1802).

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 CONTRIBUTORS TO BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2007
Please note:
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.

StJosPar
ACKER, Mary Elizabeth Troilo
ALFONSI, Alesandro / Mary Clare
BARONE, Angelo / Kay
BARONE, Eleanor Meros
BLANKENHORN, Ann Hoepstine
CARAVAN, Raymond / Ugenia
CARESTIA, Ronald / Joanne
CERULLO, William J.
CHIPLONIA, Ralph D.
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
D'ALFONSO, Sophie Dobrosielski
DERAMO, Anthony N.
DeSTEFANO, Andrew / Loreta
DiCELLO, Katherine Owens
GENTILE, Vincent M.
GERACE, Jacob / Rosalie
GUASTAVINO, Thomas / Karen
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KEVY, Phyllis C.
KEVY, Veronica J. (+)
KHELOUSSI, Claudia Franzelin
KRIZNO, John J.
LANG, Jean Albo
LASCALA, Theresa Doyle
LaSELVA, Edward / Domenica
LONG, Mae Gerace
MACCARONE, Joseph P.
MALYS, Casimir / Julia
MARIANELLI, Bruce / Kathy
MAZZUCA, Julia Civitarese
MODESTO, John / Sharon

MODESTO, Salvatore / Mary
PASCUZZO, Albert / Martha
PICCIONI, Emidio A.
PICCIONI, Francis / Regina
PICCIONI, Mark
PILO, Anthony A.
PILO, Pasquale / Mary
POPECK, Frank / Rose
POTTS, Nancy Ayello
RUTECKY, Christine Troilo
SANTILLI, Joseph A.
SANTILLI, Mario J.
STAGLIANO, Frances Papapietro
TAMBURELLI, Francis A.
THYE, David / Susan
WALTERS, Thomas / Margaret
WOOD, Ralph / Joanne

StJosPar
Goal: $11,910
So far $5,880
To go: $6,030 

StFdSPar
Sorry! Right now, I don't know the names of the StFdSPar donors. I shall do my best to find out for next weekend's bulletin.
I could probably guess some names, but I don't want to do that!

StFdSPar
Goal: $1,413
So far  $650
To go: $763

 

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 MASS SCHEDULE: 03 - 10 June
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 02 June
Vigil of Holy Trinity
6:00 p.m. - DAVID A. PEIFFER Jr.
by James and Marie Cairns and Angela

Sunday, 03 June
Holy Trinity
9:15 a.m. - RONI J. KEVY
by Roberta
12:15 p.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by Helen Pingtella

Monday, 04 May
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - ANTHONY STAGLIANO
by his wife, Frances, and family

Wednesday, 06 May
St. Norbert, bishop (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - DOMINIC TROILO
by his sisters, Tina and Liz

Friday, 08 June
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - ISABEL OLECHNOWICZ CARUSELLA
re-scheduled from 29 May (StJos)

Saturday, 09 June
Vigil of Corpus Christi
6:00 p.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by Gail Barone and Charles Barone

Sunday, 10 June
Corpus Christi
9:15 a.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS (anniversary of birth)
by his parents, Tom and Maggie, and his sister, Angela
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his brother, Vincent, and his sister, Anne

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