MASS SCHEDULE: 15 - 22 JULY
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 14 July
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

Monday, 16 July
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ROSE CHIODO
by Mary and John

Tuesday, 17 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - CORINNE M. KUSHWARRA
by Jane Pritiskutch
7:00 p.m. - PHYLLIS ORLOWSKY
by Henry and Peggy Eckley

Wednesday, 18 July
St. Camillus deLellis, priest (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - RACHEL ANN SNINSKY
by her family

Thursday,19 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - CHARLES and ELIZABETH TAMBURELLI
by Charles and Mary
7:00 p.m. - JESSE and ELIZABETH KRIZNO
by Nathan and Rosemary Perreira

Friday, 20 July
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - GLORIA HRIBICK
by Julia Senitch Laplaca

Saturday, 21 July
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest, doctor (OptMem)
8:00 a.m. - CHARLES A. DeSTEFANO
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - MARIE ELAINE LUPPINO
by Roman and Marie Tymczyszyn

Sunday, 22 July
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - LILLIAN MUNSTER NICOLO
by the StJosPar Women's Guild
10:45 a.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by his family

 

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
07 JULY / 08 JULY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,467.00
from the envelopes and $118.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,585.00 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $410.08 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $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 $1,511.25, one sees that ($73.85) of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$297.00
from the envelopes and $108.80 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $405.80 the parish's weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments, $46.15 plus the weekly premiums for property and liability insurance, $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 ($110.77) of this collection is available for operating the parish.


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       07 July

#496
Nobody won $100.00
Sun      08 July

#323
John M won $150.00
Mon     09 July

#034
Nobody won $50.00
Tues     10 July

#738
Joe C won $50.00
Wed     11 July

#443
Nobody won $500.00
Thurs   12 July

#617
Mary T won $50.00
Fri        13 July

#177
Wayne won $50.00
                                                                             

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 17 July
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 19 July
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 20 July
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE are proclaimed for the second time between Ralph D. Chiplonia, a member of St. Joseph Parish, and Debra M. Himes. If anyone has any solid reason that would bring into question either the sacramentality or the lawfulness of the proposed marriage of these two persons, let him present such reason promptly to the pastor.



A FRIEND OF MINE called me this past week. He is one of my "old altar boys" from years gone by in Allentown. He lives in the St. Louis (MO) area now, but we keep in touch. He said something to me that made me laugh and I said, "You know what? That's a fascinating observation! You just gave me some material for the bulletin!"
Here is what he said, "Father Connolly, have you ever noticed that, while it is not unusual to run into people who identify themselves as "bitter ex-Catholics", you never run into people who call themselves "bitter ex-Jews", "bitter ex-Lutherans", "bitter ex-Unitarians", "bitter ex-Buddhists" or "bitter ex-Orthodox".
I thanked my friend for providing my deep thought for the day!
Does anyone have any clue as to why only ex-Catholics are "bitter"?
Could it have something to do with the fact that the Catholic religion is the only true religion and that even its enemies (maybe especially its enemies) know this.
That could make them bitter, I guess.

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 03


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

16 July
Gerard J. Fabiani
James Garland
Anthony J. Trabosh

17 July
Yvonne K. Miller
Elizabeth Ketrick Murgido

18 July
Vincent A. Albo
Elizabeth Jacey Martinson
Gino P. Ricigliano
Emily E. Shappell

19 July
None, as far as we know.

20 July
None, as far as we know.

21 July
Rose Marie H. Maroukis
Mark J. Santai

22 July
Daniel J. Bobrowski, MD
Joanne Quinn Carestia
Margaret Dodds Eckley

 

HONOR ROLL +
Brittany R. Cory / 4th grade / Minersville Elementary / Distinguished Honors

+ Perfect Attendance for the year!
AILEEN from LIFE-LINE SCREENING had a family emergency and was unable to be here last weekend (as we had said she would be).
She called to express her regret and to say that she will be here (at St. Joseph's) on Sun 15 July and on Sat 28 July in order to register people for the tests.

ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE BUS TO SCRANTON
FOR 26 JULY - THE FEASTDAY OF SAINTS ANN AND JOACHIM?
CALL THE RECTORY (622-3081) OR CALL JULIA (622-6605).

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To the Editor
I beg to comment on the two articles in the Republican about Pope Benedict's document extending the use of the Tridentine Mass.
#1 - The AP article, Pope revives old Latin Mass, in the Sunday (8 July) edition, included the following sentence: "The decision, a victory for traditional, conservative Roman Catholics, came over the objections of liberal-minded Catholics and angered Jews because the Tridentine Mass contains a prayer for their conversion."
My comment: It is absolutely and categorically false to claim that the Tridentine Mass ever contained or now contains any prayer for the conversion of the Jews. I claim some expertise here. For the first twenty-seven years of my life, the Tridentine form of the Mass was the only form I knew. When I was twelve years old, I was able to recite from memory, at least in English translation, the common prayers of the Tridentine Mass. By the time I was fifteen, I could do the same in Latin. This was not unusual for children who had the good fortune of growing up in devout Catholic families, who went to Catholic school, who attended Mass several times a week and who served as altar boys. You can bet that, if there were a prayer for the conversion of the Jews in the Tridentine Mass, I would know about it.
#2 - The same article also says: "The document upset Jews, since the Tridentine rite contains a prayer on Good Friday of Easter Week calling for their conversion."
My comments
(a) There is no such thing as "Good Friday of Easter Week". Good Friday falls during Holy Week.
(b) It is true that the Tridentine liturgy for Good Friday - note that this does not refer to a prayer in the Mass, inasmuch as Mass is never celebrated on Good Friday - includes a prayer for the conversion of the Jews. The fact, however, is this: In 1959, Pope John XXIII revised the language of the prayer, so as to remove the phrase "pro Judaeis perfidiis", which, when translated into English as "for the perfidious Jews", obviously stirred up strong emotions - and rightly so! John XXIII did well to remove the phrase. But, in all candor, the English derivative of the Latin word carries connotations that were never part of the Latin word. Be that as it may (and there are some persons who have no appreciation for fine points), the phrase seen as offensive has not been in the Tridentine ritual since 1959.

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(c) The whole matter is irrelevant anyway! Those who take the trouble to read Benedict's document can see that he clearly states that his restoration of general permission to use the Tridentine rite does not include its use on Good Friday! The Pope is no fool. He already has the Muslims mad at him from his Regensburg lecture. He is not now about to antagonize the Jews, if he can help it!
(d) What is so wrong about desiring that other persons convert to one's own religion? I can't imagine taking any religion seriously if the adherents of that religion do not think that other persons would benefit from embracing its doctrines, moral code and worship.
#3 - The article, Latin Mass option draws favorable local reviews, in the Monday (9 July) edition, included the following sentence: "The Tridentine Mass was used by the church for nearly 1,500 years prior to the Second Vatican Council, which closed in 1965."
My comment: The "1,500 years" attributed to the tenure of the Tridentine Mass is off by about eleven centuries. The form of the Mass that is known as "the Tridentine Mass" was instituted in 1570, via the promulgation of the Missal of Pope Pius V. This missal was slightly revised in 1962 by Pope John XXIII. Starting in 1965, some substantial changes in the format of the Tridentine Mass began to be implemented. In 1970, the Tridentine Mass was, for all practical purposes, replaced by the Missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI. The Tridentine Mass has never been abolished, although its use had been very much curtailed. Now, in 2007, thanks to Pope Benedict XVI, we are witnessing the liberation of the Tridentine form of the Mass, so that the two formats (rites) will co-exist. The Missal of Pope Pius V and the Missal of Pope Paul VI are now free to compete with one another, so to speak. The latter is "Plan A" and the former is "Plan B". I predict that, from the two, there shall eventually emerge a "Plan C", unless the Second Coming renders all preferences irrelevant.

(Rev.) Edward B. Connolly

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Note: This letter appeared originally in the 14 July 07 edition of The Pottsville Republican & Herald.

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 06



PAUL BARNABAS WEIDNER,
seventh child (fourth son) of Drew and Lisa (Faline) Weidner, will be baptized today (Sunday) during the 10:45 a.m. Mass here at St. Joseph's.
We give thanks to God for creating this new human being.
We give thanks to Drew and Lisa for offering themselves to God to be pro-creators.
There is nothing in this world that is even remotely as glorious and beautiful and awe-inspiring as a human being. God loves human beings and desires to share with them His sovereignty over the universe. His first command to husbands and wives is: "Increase and multiply. Fill the earth and subdue it."
We give thanks to God not only for creating this child but for inviting him to share in the divine nature. We see this invitation become explicit in today's baptism.
By virtue of his baptism, Paul Barnabas will be both justified (the original sin will be removed) and sanctified (he will receive an influx of sanctifying grace).
His destiny is eternal life on high with God.
We welcome Paul Barnabas into membership in the Body of Christ, which is the Catholic Church.
May the Lord Jesus and the Holy Mother keep him and his family always in their love.

A note on the child's middle name, lest anyone be tempted to think that the parents wished to honor some purple dinosaur: While the lad was still in utero, his parents were mulling over names. "Paul" was a major contender and, as it turned out, was the winning entry for his first name. Consideration then moved to selecting a middle name. The name "Barnabas" was not even on the horizon until the child made his debut. This debut occurred on 11 June and, as every astute Catholic knows, 11 June is the feastday of St. Barnabas. So, if you combine this datum with the fact that St. Barnabas was St. Paul's indispensable right-hand man, as we know from Acts, we draw the inevitable conclusion: "Paul Barnabas" is the name that was meant to be!

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 07


MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER and many other marriage resources can be found on the Web at www.wwme.org.
The next Marriage Encounter weekend will be held from 21 to 23 September.
Call 1-800-787-7679 for information.

A GREMLIN GOT INTO THE COMPUTER AS WE WERE TYPING THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S BULLETIN. We printed the correct dates and the correct outcomes (winners and amounts) but six of the seven numbers were wrong. See the following for the correct information. The corrected data is underlined. Sorry for the confusion.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

RECENT OUTCOMES

Sat       30 Jun

#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

DID YOU KNOW THAT BILLY RUTECKY GOT MARRIED?
Members of St. Joseph Parish will remember the faithful and bright-eyed altar boy from Palo Alto. He has grown to be a man and has taken to himself a beautiful wife.
William L. Rutecky and Lisa A. Harvey were married today (Saturday, 14 July) in St. John the Baptist Church in the presence of Fr. Loeper, with Fr. Szal (the bride's great uncle) and Fr. Connolly assisting.
The groom is the son of William S. and Christine (Troilo) Rutecky.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. David and Mary Beth (Mehling) Harvey.
May God bless this newly married couple. May they be tender-hearted towards one another. May they be exemplars of faithfulness and perseverance.
May God grant them the great privilege of being parents.

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 08


 

 CONTRIBUTORS TO BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2007

Please note:
1) If your name is not on this list and it should be, please 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
ANONYMOUS
BARONE, Angelo / Kay
BARONE, Eleanor Meros
BLANKENHORN, Ann Hoepstine
CAIRNS, James / Marie
CARAVAN, Raymond / Ugenia
CARESTIA, Mary Pilo
CARESTIA, Ronald / Joanne
CERULLO, William J.
CESCON, Cheryl A.
CHALINSKY, Jeanette Ciorlanti
CHIPLONIA, Ralph D.
CHIPLONIA, Thomas J.
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
D'ALFONSO, Sophie Dobrosielski
DeMARKIS, Louis D. Jr.
DERAMO, Anthony N.
DeSTEFANO, Andrew / Loreta
DiCELLO, Katherine Owens
DiMARCELLO, Margaret R.
ECKLEY, Henry / Margaret
FRINZI, Joseph / Sandy
GARLAND, Patricia Feeley
GENTILE, Vincent M.
GERACE, Jacob / Rosalie
GETZEY, Robert / Denise
GUASTAVINO, Thomas / Karen
HERWIG, Marion L.
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KEVY, Phyllis C.
KEVY, Veronica J. (+)
KHELOUSSI, Claudia Franzelin
KRIZNO, John J.
KUTCH, John / Patricia
KUTCH, Mary Genovese
LANG, Jean Albo
LAPLACA, Julia Senitch
LASCALA, Theresa Doyle
LaSELVA, Edward / Domenica
LILLEY, Harry / Rosa
LONG, Mae Gerace
LUPPINO, Mary A.
LUPPINO, Mary Harman
MACCARONE, Joseph P.
MALYS, Casimir / Julia
MANZO, Katherine A.


MARIANELLI, Bruce / Kathy
MATTERA, Frank / Camille
MAZZUCA, Julia Civitarese
McGOVERN, John / Flavia
MENGEL, Carl / Mildred
MODESTO, John / Sharon
MODESTO, Salvatore / Mary
PALERINO, Joseph / Ann Marie
PASCUZZO, Albert / Martha
PICCIONI, Emidio A.
PICCIONI, Francis / Regina
PICCIONI, Mark
PILO, Anthony A.
PILO, Pasquale / Mary
POPECK, Frank / Rose
POTTS, Nancy Ayello
RINALDO, Charles / Mary
RUTECKY, Christine Troilo
SANTILLI, Joseph A.
SANTILLI, Mario J.
STAGLIANO, Frances Papapietro
SWARTZ, Robert / Denise
TAMBURELLI, Francis A.
THYE, David / Susan
WALTERS, Thomas / Margaret
WEISS, John / Frances
WOOD, Ralph / Joanne

StJosPar
Goal: $11,910
So far $8,540
To go: $3,370

StFdSPar
BONCORE, Francis / Debra
HAAG, Earl / Nancy
HEIMBAUGH, Helen Wychunas
WYCHUNAS, Gerald / Tina
WYCHUNAS, Raydell Yeich

StFdSPar
Goal: $1,413
So far $660
To go: $753

 

 


Please (notice I said "please" and that should count for something!)
Please make a donation or a pledge to the Bishop's Annual Appeal
.

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 09


 

 MASS SCHEDULE: 15 - 22 JULY
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 14 July
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
by EBC

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

Monday, 16 July
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - DICK YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dumbrowny Haag

Wednesday, 18 July
St. Camillus deLellis, priest (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - FRANCIS A. KALYAN (1st anniversary)
by his wife, Rose

Friday, 20 July
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - SPECIAL INTENTIONS
by Philomena Smith Collier

Saturday, 21 July
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by her brother, Gino, and his wife, Patti

Sunday, 22 July
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
by EBC
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother Vincent

stjos/stfds: 07.15.2007 - 10


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