Sunday, 01 July
Monday, 02 July
Friday, 06 July
Sunday, 08 July
23 / 24 JUNE
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 01 - 07 July, in loving memory of Rosalie Yanni Gennerella, at the request of her husband, Bruno.|
LOST and FOUND
COFFEE and DOUGHNUTS
None, as far as we know.
Monica N. Luppino
Mallory R. Yackenchick
Vincent S. Ervolino
Robert J. Getzey Jr.
Kathy Barone Marianelli
Bethany N. Reedy
Antonetta Mercuri Mercuri
Thomas P. Piccioni Jr.
Michael E. Kull
Rebecca A. Stanton
Barbara Matta Strokelitus
Ronald J. Wilson Jr.
Monna Oates Baiocco
Yvonne Bowers Mattera
Thomas P. Piccioni Sr
ARE YOU CELEBRATING five,
twenty-five, forty, fifty, sixty or more years of marriage in
the year 2007? Celebrate this special occasion with your family
at the Annual Diocesan Anniversary Mass on Sunday, 30 September
2007, at 3:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of Saint Catharine of Siena,
Couples who pre-register and attend will receive a certificate from Bishop Cullen.
Ask the parish secretary for a registration form.
Complete the form and mail it in.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
LET'S PLAY: TRUE or FALSE
In his most recent general audience, which was held on Wednesday, 27 June 2007, Pope Benedict encouraged a group of experts who were in attendance to continue their experiments with stem cells in order to develop and improve therapies for persons who suffer heart disease.
I think you will agree that the vast majority of persons would say: FALSE. This is because the vast majority of persons don't really pay attention to what they hear and read. Either that or else they read and / or listen to persons who don't know what they are talking (writing) about. The statement printed above is TRUE! And it should really be no surprise that it is TRUE.
The Pope told the scientists and physicians who attended the audience that he [meaning the Catholic Church] approved their objective of developing therapies with adult stem cells, since in this case "the dignity of the human person is respected," given that human embryos are neither eliminated nor made the subjects of experimentation.
He said: "In this sense, the position of the Church, supported by reason and science, is clear: Scientific investigation should be justly encouraged and promoted, on the condition that it is not in detriment to other human beings."
DENNIS CARDINAL DOUGHERTY, former Archbishop of Philadelphia,
declined to comment on the news that the Philadelphia City Council
reversed its decision to declare Philadelphia a "pro-choice
P.S. - Councilman Brian O'Neill (with a name like that, he has to be a pape!) offered a compromise: That the Council declare Philadelphia to be BOTH a "pro-choice city" AND a "pro-life city". I think Mr. O'Neill has a brilliant future in politics!
SAINT ANN BASILICA / SHRINE
Thursday, 26 July
The Feast of SS. Ann and Joachim
Call now for information and / or to reserve your seat on the bus!
Call the Rectory (622-3081)
Call Julia (622-6605)
We leave at 3:00 p.m.
We return at about 10:30 p.m.
Scouts are collecting aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
The ladies of the parish have cast off clothing of every kind. These may be inspected in the parish hall on Friday afternoon.
Dear Cousins Ralph and Kathy,
You gave your son, Christopher, to God and
Country, and Rosemary and I
God chose Christopher and Christopher said
"yes," and it is a blessing
We were so pleased to have been allowed to
kneel before our God in Holy
YOU KNOW YOU BELONG TO A REDNECK
The finance committee refuses to provide funds for the purchase of a chandelier because none of the members knows how to play one.
People ask, when they learn that Jesus fed the 5000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish, and what bait was used to catch 'em.
When the pastor says, "Bubba, would you please take up the collection?" five guys and two women stand up.
The opening day of deer season is recognized as an official church holiday.
A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because "It ain't never been in a hole it couldn't get out of."
The choir is known as the "OK Chorale".
In a congregation of 500 members, there are only seven last names in the church directory.
Baptism is referred to as "branding".
The high notes on the organ set the dogs on the floor to howling.
People think "rapture" is what you get when you lift something too heavy.
The baptismal pool is a #2 galvanized washtub.
The choir robes were donated by (and embroidered with the logo from) Billy Bob's Barbecue.
The collection baskets are really hub caps from a '56 Chevy.
Instead of a bell, you are called to service by a duck call.
The pastor drives a pickup truck.
The communion wine is Boone's Farm "Tickled Pink".
The tenth commandment - "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods" - is understood to apply mostly to hunting dogs.
The final words at the end of Mass are "Y'all come back now!! Ya Hear!"
Life Line Screening
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States for men and the second leading cause of death for women. It is also the number one reason people are admitted to nursing homes. What most people do not realize is that most strokes - up to 75% - can be prevented.
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH will be hosting a Life Line Screening for the community in the Parish Hall on Friday, 3 August 2007. Life Line Screening will perform four different health screenings using Doppler color flow ultrasound.
Carotid Artery Stroke Screening: Visualizes fatty plaque buildup and measures the
velocity of blood flow to the brain.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Screening: Detects an enlargement or weak
area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart
to the rest of the body.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Screening: Checks for peripheral arterial
disease (PAD), which is a condition in which the arteries that
carry blood to the arms or legs become narrowed or clogged, slowing
or stopping the flow of blood. PAD is closely linked to coronary
artery disease. By identifying individuals with PAD, treatment
can also help prevent heart attack and stroke.
Osteoporosis Screening: Performed with a quantitative ultrasound bone densitometer,
using the heel as a measurement site. This test estimates future
fracture risk by comparing the participant's bone density to
reference values recommended by World Health Organization guidelines.
Complete wellness package of all four tests:
Next weekend (7 / 8 July), a rep from Life Line Screening (Aileen) will be available in the baptistery after each of the three Masses. If you register then for one or more of these tests, you will receive a credit of ten dollars ($10.00) towards the cost.
THOMAS M. GUASTAVINO
[Dr.] Thomas D. and Karen (Cinelli) Guastavino
was awarded Scouting's Highest Honor
held in Saint Joseph Church
on Saturday, 30 June 2007.
He has spent thirty-seven days camping.
He has hiked eighty-five miles.
His leadership positions: Bugler; Den Chief; Instructor.
His awards and activities: Arrow of Light; Totin' Chip; World Conservation Award; Historic Trails - Antietam; Order of the Arrow [Kittatinny Lodge #5].
He is a member of the BSA Troop #607, Trinity Lutheran Church.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by his mother and father
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - VIRGINIA EVANS NOELL
by James and Cynthia Coyle
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his brother, Vincent, and his sister, Anne
10:00 a.m. - MADELINE RAYGO MONTALTO
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
St. Elizabeth of Portugal (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - WALTER E. ARMSTRONG
by Liz Troilo Acker
St. Maria Goretti, virgin, martyr (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by her husband, Jack
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARY LaSCALA TROILO
by her daughters, Liz and Tina
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by James and Virginia Doran
12:15 p.m. - MARY MARKOWSKY
by Anne Brennan