Sunday, 22 July
Monday, 23 July
Friday, 27 July
Sunday, 29 July
14 JULY / 15 JULY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
at St. Joseph's
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE are proclaimed for the third time
between Ralph D. Chiplonia, a member of St. Joseph Parish, and
Debra M. Himes. If anyone wishes to pose an objection to the
sacramental marriage of these two persons, the window of opportunity
will close this week!
PLEASE PRAY FOR a woman who died on Tuesday, 17 July. Mary Ann J. Strokelitus, age 69, is a sister of Veronica Strokelitus Wentz, a member of St. Francis deSales Parish, and of John F. Strokelitus and Jerome M. Strokelitus, members of St. Joseph Parish.
Eternal rest grant unto Mary Ann, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
None, as far as we know.
Paula R. Fishburn
Susan Kull McCord
Ralph D. Chiplonia
Jennifer Bradford Maccarone
Eric A. Rist
Theresa Mercuri Mercuri
Ralph C. Wood
Stephen H. Eckley
Thomas S. Chiplonia
George M. Maroukis
Ann Kalochie Riotto
Raymond N. Caravan
Benjamin J. Chewey
Michael D. Choppa
Mildred Maroukis Mengel
James M. Spece
A Frenchman decided to steal
some paintings from the Louvre.
After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas!
While being interrogated by the police, he was asked why he did what he did. He said that his girlfriend had taunted him, calling him a loser and a coward. He wanted to prove to her that he had DeGaulle to carry out this crime. Besides which, he said that he had nothing Toulouse. He was asked how he could possibly mastermind such a clever theft, yet forget to assure that there would be sufficient gas in the getaway vehicle. He replied: "But, Messieurs, don't you see? One reason I stole the paintings was to get Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh."
|MASS AT THE NURSING HOME: This coming Friday - 27 July, at 2:30 p.m. - we will have our monthly Mass at the Schuylkill Center Nursing Home (behind the Good Samaritan Hospital). As always, we invite members of the parishes to attend this Mass. Please note that, because of this Mass, there will not be the usual 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Francis deSales Church this coming Friday.|
We received the following information from the Diocese of Cologne, Germany, with the request that we record it in our baptismal register. We have recorded it and are reprinting it here for the information of friends and relatives of Justin. We remember Justin from the time he and his brothers were altar boys here at St. Joseph Church.
Justin Jonathan Joy, baptized at St. Joseph Church, Pottsville, on 20 May 1977, married Dagmara Janina Nietecka on 23 June 2007 in St. Martin Church, Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, in the presence of Fr. Bogdan Renusz.
Congratulations to Justin and Dagmara. May God bless them and keep them in His love!
CHARLES A. TAMBURELLI, a member of St. Joseph Parish, will be singing at
the Schuylkill County Fair on Sunday, 29 July. This will be at
the intermission of the main act, which will be at approximately
Mr. Tamburelli - you may call him "Chick" if you prefer and if you are old enough - was the 3rd place winner in the Schuylkill County Idol contest this year!
Chick got his start singing at St. Joseph Church. We are proud to claim him as one of our own.
Have you done your part to help your parish to make its goal?
Check page 10 of this bulletin to see if your name is listed.
If it is, good!
If it is not, please do your duty!
EXPLANATION OF WHAT FOLLOWS,
I.E. ON PAGES 7, 8 AND 9.
It is true, always has been true and always will be true that the Catholic Church and only the Catholic Church is the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ for the salvation of the human race. It is the will of God that all Orthodox and Protestant Christians should return to Catholic unity.
Responses to some questions
regarding certain aspects of the doctrine on the Church
Why was the expression "subsists in" adopted instead of the simple word "is"?
The use of this expression, which indicates the full identity of the Church of Christ with the Catholic Church, does not change the doctrine on the Church. Rather, it comes from and brings out more clearly the fact that there are "numerous elements of sanctification and of truth" which are found outside her structure, but which "as gifts properly belonging to the Church of Christ, impel towards Catholic Unity".
"It follows that these separated churches and communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation. In fact the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as instruments of salvation, whose value derives from that fullness of grace and of truth which has been entrusted to the Catholic Church"
Why does the Second Vatican Council use the term "Church" in reference to the oriental Churches separated from full communion with the Catholic Church?
The Council wanted to adopt the traditional use of the term. "Because these Churches, although separated, have true sacraments and above all - because of the apostolic succession - the priesthood and the Eucharist, by means of which they remain linked to us by very close bonds", they merit the title of "particular or local Churches", and are called sister Churches of the particular Catholic Churches.
"It is through the celebration of the Eucharist of the Lord in each of these Churches that the Church of God is built up and grows in stature". However, since communion with the Catholic Church, the visible head of which is the Bishop of Rome and the Successor of Peter, is not some external complement to a particular Church but rather one of its internal
constitutive principles, these venerable Christian
communities lack something in their condition as particular churches.
The Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, at the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, ratified and confirmed these Responses, adopted in the Plenary Session of the Congregation, and ordered their publication.
Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, June 29, 2007, the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.
William Cardinal Levada
Angelo Amato, S.D.B.
OUR LADY OF THE HINDUS
A few weeks ago - Monday, 2 July, to be exact
- I decided to take a couple of hours in the evening, while it
was still light, in order to pay a visit to a site in Schuylkill
County that I had not previously visited.
VRAJ, an Institute of Indian Heritage, is a prominent Religious-Spiritual-Social-Cultural center for all Hindus in addition to being the foremost bastion of PushtiBhaktiMarg (Hinduism's Path of 'Bliss through Love-Devotion') in the Western World. Hindus of all faiths come to experience not only the spiritual serenity uniquely bestowed over VRAJ, but also to celebrate their cultural and social events.
This VRAJ is a place of gathering for Hindus,
in particular for those Hindus who are devoted to the god who
is known as Shri Nathji.
St. Joseph Parish sold 653 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 32 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 685.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,425.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,700.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$36.51 in postage.
Total deductions: $1,806.51.
Net revenue: $1,618.49.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (95.3%) earned $1,542.88.
St. Francis deSales Parish (4.7%) earned $75.61.
If you would like to order the "throw rug" aka "afghan" aka "wall hanging" aka "tapestry" that was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Saint Joseph Parish, you need to let Darla know. Give her a call at 544-2867 or else call the Rectory (622-3081).
The price is $40.00.
It is very attractive, and might even be a collector's item someday
And, of course, here we are in the midst of
discussions about closing churches. It's not even a question
about whether churches will be closed. It is simply a question
of which churches and when.
As it was in Noah's day, so will it be when the Son of Man comes. For in those days before the Flood, people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept all away. Mt 24, 37-39 (JB)
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by her brother, Gino, and his wife, Patti
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother Vincent
St. Bridget of Sweden, religious (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - ROSE MARIE ZANE
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
St. James Bar Zebedee, apostle (Fst)
10:00 a.m. - ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PAUL W. DRUCKER
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - WILLIAM J. McGOVERN, Sr.
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar