Sunday, 08 July
Monday, 09 July
Friday, 13 July
Sunday, 15 July
30 JUNE / 01 JULY
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 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.
Julia M. Evans
Patrick J. McGuiness
Brian D. Potts
None, as far as we know.
Amy Rose Chiplonia
Kathryn Gentile Carroll
Danielle M. Mehlman
Michael A. Tassone
Michelle Gary Santai
Melissa Kalyan Chewey
Shannon McElhenny Hullihan
Mark A. Iacobacci
Rose M. Mercuri
Trinity G. Reedy
Donald C. Frantz II
Anne Williams Moore
HOW WELL DO YOU UNDERSTAND
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.
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!
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:
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.
Art. 6. The readings can be in the vernacular, with approved
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.|
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.
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."
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 32 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 702.
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.
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!
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
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES 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:
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
10:00 a.m. - JOSEPH W. LEONARD IV
by his parents, Joseph and Josephine
St. Benedict, abbot (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - Rev. EDWARD W. COLEMAN
St. Henry (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - NICHOLAS M. DeSTEFANO
by Michael and Mary DeStefano
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by her father and mother
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