MASS SCHEDULE: 08 - 15 JULY
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 07 July
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ROSALIE YANNI GENNERELLA
by her husband, Bruno

Sunday, 08 July
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - MARY LaSCALA TROILO
by her granddaughter, Regina Gargano Hedemann, and her great granddaughters, Jordan and Angela
10:45 a.m. - STEPHEN CHALINSKY
(1st anniversary) by his family

Monday, 09 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
by Sandy

Tuesday, 10 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - Rev. LEO J. HOUSEKNECHT (17th anniversary) by the members of StJosPar
7:00 p.m. - RONI J. KEVY
by Mary Harman Luppino

Wednesday, 11 July
St. Benedict, abbot (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH A. PALKO
by his wife, Carmella, and his daughter, Joanne

Thursday,12 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - CORINNE M. KUSHWARRA
by Barbara Sciarrone Kasper and family
7:00 p.m. - MICHAEL and ANNA LAYKO
by their daughters, Anna Layko Stock and Betty Layko Gustitus

Friday, 13 July
St. Henry (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - BERNADETTE KALINOCK
by her brother, John

Saturday, 14 July
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin (OblMem)
8:00 a.m. - In Honor of SAINT JOSEPH
by JJB
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - FLORENCE EVOLO FEELEY (26th anniversary)
by her daughter, Patty Feeley Garland

Sunday, 15 July
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - HARRY O. LILLLEY
by Harry and Rosa
10:45 a.m. - Deceased Members: JAMES EVOLO FAMILY
by Carmella Evolo Palko

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
30 JUNE / 01 JULY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,296.00
from the envelopes and $111.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,407.00 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 ($88.26) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$63.00
from the envelopes and $54.80 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $117.80 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 ($191.51) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

 


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       30 June

#127
Slippery S won $100.00
Sun      01 July

#906
Jean T won $150.00
Mon     02 July

#802
Mary Ann R won $50.00
Tues     03 July

#268
McDonald won $50.00
Wed     04 July

#486
Harry D won $500.00
Thurs   05 July

#376
Cheryl C won $50.00
Fri        06 July

#667
Nobody won $50.00
                                                                             

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 10 July
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 12 July
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 13 July
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 July, in loving memory of Barry, at the request of Pop-Pop and Nana Kane.

THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 08 - 14 July, in loving memory of Danny Smith, at the request of his mother, Catherine


THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE are proclaimed for the first time between Ralph D. Chiplonia, a member of St. Joseph Parish, and Debra M. (Himes) Paul. If anyone is aware of any impediment to the validity or the liceity of this intended union, let him present such reason to the pastor.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

09 July
Julia M. Evans
Patrick J. McGuiness
Brian D. Potts

10 July
None, as far as we know.

11 July
Amy Rose Chiplonia

12 July
Kathryn Gentile Carroll
Danielle M. Mehlman
Michael A. Tassone

13 July
Michelle Gary Santai

14 July
Melissa Kalyan Chewey
Shannon McElhenny Hullihan
Mark A. Iacobacci
Rose M. Mercuri
Antoinette Osborne
Trinity G. Reedy

15 July
Donald C. Frantz II
Anne Williams Moore

 

HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND
YOUR MEDICARE BENEFIT?


If you would like to know more about your Medicare benefit, you would do well to attend a dinner at which there will be a lecture on the topic. It is free of charge, but you must call in to let them know you are coming.

Date:         Tuesday, 10 July
Time:        5:15 p.m. (dinner); 6:00 p.m. (program)
Site:          Pottsville ManorCare,
                420 Pulaski Drive, Pottsville
Speaker:    Deb Pauzer (from Apprise)
RSVP:      570.622.9582

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ABOUT KATERI: JUST A THOUGHT

On Saturday, 14 July 2007, we shall observe the third anniversary of the day when Kateri, the Official Cat of the Parish, took up residence in St. Joseph Rectory.
She was a trembling, unassuming, fearful, tiny ball of fur when the pastor first carried her across the threshold of St. Joseph Rectory on 14 July 2004.
As is obvious to all, she has matured considerably and is very much at home here in the rectory and on the grounds - some might say "yes, maybe just a little too much at home".
The reason she was given the name "KATERI" (rhymes with "battery") is based on the liturgical calendar: As we all know, 14 July is the obligatory memorial (in the USA) of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. The fact that we acquired a CAT on the memorial of Blessed KATERI was practically a Mandate from On High as to what to name the new arrival!
We remind one and all that a Rectory Cat, more than any other creature, whether human or otherwise, is privy to all the parish secrets. She hears everything and sees everything. She talks to the neighborhood cats, including those that spook around other rectories. She knows where all the bodies are buried. More than that, she knows all about the machinations of the Synod. She knows which parishes will be closed and which will remain open. She knows which priests will stay in the area and which ones will be thrust out into the exterior darkness.
If you ingratiate yourself with her, she might tell you things. Then again, she might not. But you won't know if you don't try.
A word to the wise: If you want to make nice with Kateri, don't overlook a little gift on 14 July - her name day / arrival day. What kind of a gift? Oh, you know. A little tuna, a little chicken, a little liver, a little belly rub, maybe some catnip - heck, even just a kind word might do.
It's just a thought!

PROTECT YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH!
Worship exclusively at St. Joseph Church and St. Francis deSales Church! No drums, no banjos, no xylophones! All of our music is 100% organic!

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THANK YOU,
DEAR HOLY FATHER BENEDICT!
You did it! You really did it!
The cynics said you would fink out at the last minute, but you didn't!
And we say: Thank you, thank you, thank you! And we say:
LONG LIVE THE POPE!
(And we ask God to take that prayer quite literally!)

HERE IS A SUMMARY of the long-awaited Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum issued "motu proprio" by Pope Benedict XVI and released today (7 July 07) by the Vatican:
Art. 1. The Roman Missal promulgated by Paul VI is to be regarded as the ordinary expression of the law of prayer (lex orandi) of the Catholic Church of Latin Rite, while the Roman Missal promulgated by St Pius V and published again by Blessed John XXIII as the extraordinary expression of the law of prayer (lex orandi) and, on account of its venerable and ancient use, let it enjoy due honor. These two expressions of the law of prayer (lex orandi) of the Church in no way lead to a division in the law of prayer (lex orandi) of the Church, for they are two uses of the one Roman Rite.
Art. 2. In Masses celebrated without the people, any priest of Latin rite, whether secular or religious, can use the Roman Missal published by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1962 or the Roman Missal promulgated by the

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Supreme Pontiff Paul VI in 1970, on any day except in the Sacred Triduum. For celebration in accordance with one or the other Missal, a priest does not require any permission, neither from the Apostolic See nor his own Ordinary.
Art. 3. If Communities or Institutes of Consecrated Life or Societies of Apostolic Life of either pontifical or diocesan rite desire to have a celebration of Holy Mass in accordance with the edition of the Roman Missal promulgated in 1962 in the conventual or "community" celebration in their own oratories, this is allowed. If an individual community or the entire Institute or Society wants to have such celebrations often or habitually or permanently, the matter is to be decided by the Major Superiors according to the norm of law and the particular laws and statutes.
Art. 4. With due observance of law, even Christ's faithful who spontaneously request it, may be admitted to celebrations of Holy Mass mentioned in art. 2 above.
Art. 5, § 1. In parishes where a group of faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition exists stably, let the pastor willingly accede to their requests for the celebration of the Holy Mass according to the rite of the Roman Missal published in 1962. Let him see to it that the good of these faithful be harmoniously reconciled with ordinary pastoral care of the parish, under the governance of the Bishop according to canon 392, avoiding discord and fostering the unity of the whole Church.
§ 2. Celebration according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII can take place on weekdays, while on Sundays and on feast days there may be one such celebration.
§ 3. Let the pastor permit celebrations in this extraordinary form for faithful or priests who request it, even in particular circumstances such as weddings, funerals or occasional celebrations, for example pilgrimages.
§ 4. Priests using the Missal of Blessed John XXIII must be worthy and not impeded by law.
§ 5. In churches, which are neither parochial nor conventual, it is the Rector of the church who grants the above-mentioned permission.

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Art. 6. The readings can be in the vernacular, with approved editions.
Art. 7. Where some group of lay faithful (mentioned in art. 5§1) does not obtain what it requests from the pastor, it should inform the diocesan Bishop of the fact. The Bishop is earnestly requested to grant their desire. If he cannot provide for this kind of celebration, let the matter be referred to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
Art. 8. A Bishop who desires to make provision for requests of lay faithful of this kind, but is for various reasons prevented from doing so, may refer the matter to the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, which should give him advice and help.
Art. 9, §1. Likewise a pastor may, all things duly considered, grant permission to use the older ritual in administering the Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, Penance and the Anointing of the Sick, as the good of souls may suggest.
§ 2. Ordinaries are granted the faculty to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation using the former Roman Pontifical, as the good of souls may suggest.
§ 3. It is lawful for clerics in holy orders to use even the Roman Breviary promulgated by Blessed John XXIII in 1962.
Art 10. It is lawful for the local Ordinary, if he judges it opportune, to erect a personal parish according to the norm of canon 518 for celebrations according to the older form of the Roman rite or appoint a rector or chaplain, with due observance of the requirements of law.

This motu proprio is to be observed as of 14 September this year, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, all things to the contrary notwithstanding.

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Note: We who live in the Diocese of Allentown are blessed to have a bishop who, like his two predecessors, is one in mind and one in heart with the Pope. Would that every diocese were so blessed! We look forward to Bishop Cullen's wise and pastorally sensitive implementation of the provisions of this document.

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IS YOUR GRANDSON
WHACKED OUT ON DRUGS?
IS YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER
LIVING WITH SOME WASTED DUDE?
Or, on the other hand …….
IS YOUR GRANDFATHER
WHACKED OUT ON DRUGS?
IS YOUR GRANDMOTHER
LIVING WITH SOME WASTED DUDE?

If you answer YES to any of these questions,
you might be especially motivated to seek the intercession of Jesus' grandparents on behalf of your delinquent grand-whoever.
Call St. Joseph Rectory (622-3081) or call Julia (622-6605) to reserve your seat on our bus to Scranton (PA)
on Thursday, 26 July, the feast of SS. Ann and Joachim,
for our annual pilgrimage
to the Basilica Shrine of Saint Ann!

Now, wouldn't THAT be a GRAND idea?
AND, if you can get your delinquent grand-whoever to go WITH you, that would be even grander. However, that might be a tad unrealistic! Let's take it step by step.

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DO HAVE A COWL, MAN!
Wisely ignoring the oft-repeated admonition of that uncouth youth, Bartholomew Simpson, that they should not have a cowl, each one of the three St. Joseph parishioners who graduated from PAHS last month had a cowl!
They wore these golden cowls over their graduation gowns as symbols of their being among the Top 20 of the 259 members of the Class of 2007.
We are referring, of course, to
Angela M. Cairns, Thomas M. Guastavino and Alicia M. Mercuri.
Congratulations to all three! May they live their adult lives in such a way that it will be able to be said of them that they were "never cowed by the threats of the wicked".
Just for the record: Lest anyone think otherwise, the aforementioned Bart Simpson is not a member of either St. Joseph Parish or St. Francis deSales Parish!

BREAKFAST BUFFET
(not to be confused with Warren Buffet)
Date:         Sunday, 15 July
Time:        8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Site:          Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Saint Clair
Price:        Adults / $5.00 and Children / $2.00

Take-outs will be available.

ORTHOGRAPHIC FOLLOW-UP: We are happy to note that the sign on Route 209 that used to advertise the Soul's Harvest Babtist Church has been corrected to Soul's Harvest Baptist Church. We are happy about the correction of the spelling. Now, if our Baptist friends in Port Carbon would put some white-out on that misleading apostrophe, all will be well - and we will go back to minding our own business.

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PLEASE PRAY FOR two persons who died this past week.
Albert H. Kull Jr., age 92, died on Monday, 2 July. He is the grandfather of two St. Joseph parishioners: Christina Pilo Diehl and Michael A. Pilo.
Phyllis Samay Moran, age 77, died on Tuesday, 3 July. She is the sister of St. Joseph parishioner Sophie Samay Eckley.
Eternal rest grant unto Albert and Phyllis, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
JESUS CHRIST IS GOD.
HE IS NOT A HUMAN PERSON.
HE IS A DIVINE PERSON.
HE IS THE SECOND OF THE THREE DIVINE PERSONS, TO BE PRECISE.
HE HAS A HUMAN NATURE, i.e. HE HAS A HUMAN BODY AND A HUMAN SOUL.
BUT HE IS NOT A HUMAN PERSON.
HE IS GOD.

"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level of a man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God -- or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

C.S. Lewis

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 REPORT ON CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR MAY

St. Joseph Parish sold 670 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 32 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 702.

At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,510.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$2,150.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$42.53 in postage.
Total deductions: $2,262.53.
Net revenue: $1,247.47.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (95.4%) earned $1,190.61.
St. Francis deSales Parish (4.6%) earned $56.86.
THANK YOU!
NATIVITY GRADUATES
Saint Joseph Parish claims two of the 63 members of the Nativity BVM High School Class of 2007 as her own!
JAMES P. CICERO graduated #3 in his class.
JOHN P. MODESTO Jr. graduated #12.
We commend the parents of these two young men for making the financial sacrifice required for sending their sons to Catholic high school. We commend the two men themselves for honoring their parents financial sacrifice by applying themselves and doing so well.
May God bless them as they enter the wider world of college! May they be a credit to their families and to the Lord Jesus!

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AS IS TO BE EXPECTED WITH THE DAWN OF A NEW FISCAL YEAR (1 July), the numbers (expenses) change for three areas: (1) DIOCESAN ASSESSMENTS; (2) PROPERTY AND LIABILITY INSURANCES; (3) ALL SAINTS SCHOOL SUBSIDY. Each week, on page 2 of the bulletin, we give a synopsis of how the previous weekend's collection matched up with these predictable obligations.
PLEASE NOTE that the numbers on page 2 of this current bulletin are the numbers for the old fiscal year. Now, we shall change the template. Next weekend - and continuing on for the remainder of the new fiscal year - we will give you the new numbers. Here are those new numbers. They will be relevant to you only if you compare them with the numbers on page 2 of this bulletin.

SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $________________ , the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $410.08, plus property and liability insurances, $160.01, the sum of which is $570.09, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $941.06, the sum total of which is $1,511.15, one sees that $__________________ of this collection is available for operating the parish.

SAINT FRANCIS deSALES PARISH
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $_________________, the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $46.15, plus property and liability insurances, $60.67, the sum of which is $106.82, plus its weekly obligation to All Saints School, $188.21, the sum total of which is $295.03, one sees that $_____________________ of this collection is available for operating the parish.

If you have any questions about any of this, don't hesitate to ask! However, if you are not interested in accounting and math but want to cut to the chase and know what the pastor is trying to get across to you, it is this:


HELP!!

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 MASS SCHEDULE: 08 - 15 JULY
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 07 July
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MARY LaSCALA TROILO
by her daughters, Liz and Tina

Sunday, 08 July
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

Monday, 09 July
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - JOSEPH W. LEONARD IV
by his parents, Joseph and Josephine

Wednesday, 11 July
St. Benedict, abbot (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - Rev. EDWARD W. COLEMAN
by EBC

Friday, 13 July
St. Henry (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - NICHOLAS M. DeSTEFANO
by Michael and Mary DeStefano

Saturday, 14 July
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by her father and mother

Sunday, 15 July
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - Sister FLORENCE BENTIVOGLIO
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
12:15 p.m. - ROBERT J. NICASTRO
by his sister, Holly Nicastro Kennedy

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