Sunday, 03 June
Monday, 04 June
Friday, 08 June
Sunday, 10 June
26 / 27 MAY
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 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.|
Michael J. Ayello
Kevin M. Carroll
Angela A. Spiess
Brent M. Gauntlett
Angela M. Piccioni
Michael D. Ayello
Darlene Zeller Lango
Stella Modrijan Mohan
Katrina L. Spirko
Marissa R. Chillemi
Anthony P. Generella
Jean Strincoskie Tassone
Jean Frew Setlzer
June A. Ayello
Gregory H. Merrick
John P. Modesto Jr.
Maria T. Rinaldo
Elvis Aaron Hullihan
Krystle L. Hullihan
Ian P. Keck
Dolores Romansky Lazarchick
Kelly Ann McCord
Salvatore Seth Modesto
Eleanor Meros Barone
Josephine Gerace Bercher
Victoria M. Centeleghe
Kurt R. Kemmerling Jr.
Gilda Monti Matz
The Right Reverend DANIEL W. HERZOG, the recently retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany (NY)
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.
"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!"
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!
gives thanks to God
one of her beloved sons
for the sacred Priesthood:
Ralph N. and Kathleen (Lynch) Butera
16 October 1978: Birth [Pottsville
Keep them, for they are Thine -
Thy priests, whose lives burn out
before Thy consecrated shrine.
though from the world apart;
when earthly pleasures tempt, allure -
shelter them in Thy Heart.
in hours of loneliness and pain,
when all their life of sacrifice
for souls seems but in vain.
they have no one but Thee;
yet they have only human hearts,
with human frailty.
that daily they caress;
their every thought and word and deed,
deign, dearest Lord, to bless.
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.
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.|
Date: Friday, 8 June 2007
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.|
Borough of Mount Carbon
C O R P U S C H R I S T I
Sunday, 10 June
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SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
10:00 a.m. - ANTHONY STAGLIANO
by his wife, Frances, and family
St. Norbert, bishop (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - DOMINIC TROILO
by his sisters, Tina and Liz
10:00 a.m. - ISABEL OLECHNOWICZ CARUSELLA
re-scheduled from 29 May (StJos)
Vigil of Corpus Christi
6:00 p.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by Gail Barone and Charles Barone
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