Sunday, 29 July
Monday, 30 July
Friday, 03 August
Sunday, 05 August
21 JULY / 22 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 29 July - 04 August, in loving memory of Victor Piccioni,
at the request of his son, Emidio.
THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 29 July - 04 August, asking God's blessings on J. Louise Sciarrone, on the occasion of her birthday, at the request of Barb and family.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of a contribution to the StJosPar Memorial Fund in memory of Evelyn Drucker Ziegler from Barbara Rehnert Kull.
WHEN LIGHTING VIGIL CANDLES, please do not drip wax on the floor. We are having a wax on the floor problem lately in St. Joseph Church. At first, we thought the problem might have been due to Fr. Connolly waxing eloquent for long periods of time. However, we have ruled this out as the cause of the wax on the floor.
Martha Flynn Pascuzzo
Brenda A. Piccioni
Abigail R. Powanda
Alea R. Vidal
Julian J. Chiplonia
Sebastian M. Kopinetz
Kimberly A. Bartell
Jared J. Cicero
Ann Piccioni Melochick
Larry E. Moore Sr.
Angela L. Hoysock
Joanne Sewinsky Rodgers
Travis A. Blankenhorn
Megan L. DeGrassi
Morgan L. DeGrassi
Kaitlyn A. Winans
Sharon Rosenberger Wilson
THE NINE FIRST FRIDAYS
A couple of weeks ago, Anna Bernadette, a beautiful nine-year old girl from Harrisburg, was visiting St. Joseph Rectory along with her parents and siblings. Her parents pointed out to me that their daughter "has made the nine first Fridays" and now plans to "make another nine".
This touched my heart.
I commend the parents of this child for teaching their daughter about First Friday and about "the practice of the nine First Fridays" in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and encouraging her to carry it out.
Would that all parents would love their children so much!
WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD,
Father Kenneth A. Medve is the new assistant pastor (parochial vicar, if you prefer) of St. Patrick Parish.
We are happy to welcome him and glad that he is here.
(Msgr. O'Connor is even gladder!)
Fr. Medve comes to Pottsville fresh from a tour of duty as a military chaplain.
No doubt he has some stories to tell.
May God grant him health, strength and joy during his time in Pottsville.
(And after his time in Pottsville too!)
BEACH BONANZA RAFFLE
Nativity BVM High School's Development Department
will be holding a beach bonanza raffle to benefit the school.
ETHNIC FOOD SALE
Date: Saturday, 4 August
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or sell out)
Place: St. Richard Parish Hall
799 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville
There will be "our famous bleenies", halupki, haluskie, pierogies, homemade soups and a variety of baked goods.
Eat in or take out.
If you wish, you may bring your own containers.
Date: Monday, 30 July
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: Simon Kramer Institute, New Philadelphia
After Mass, there is the opportunity to venerate the first-class relic of St. Pauline Visintainer, patron saint of all who have diabetes and others who have chronic illnesses.
If you need a ride, call the Rectory.
FIRST FRIDAY SCHEDULE
10:00 a.m. - Mass at StFdS
12:05 p.m. - Mass at StJos
6:15 p.m. - Mass at StJos
7:00 p.m. - Holy Hour at StJos
According to records kept of words spoken on deathbeds, no one has ever said, "Oh dear God, how I wish I had spent more time at the Mall and less time attending Mass and Holy Hours!"
THE HOTTEST PLACES IN HELL
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs--
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs--
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat--
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like _that_--
And all third persons who on spoiling tete-a-tetes insist--
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of
'em be missed.
My nominee for the Lord High
Executioner's "little list" is Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), the mother lode of moral hypocrisy in the US Senate.
"In the Holy Bible, King James Bible tells us 'a righteous man regardeth the life of his beast but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel'. The immortal Dante tells us the Divine Justice reveals special places in Hell for certain categories of sinners. ... I am confident that the hottest places in Hell
God knows, I am no advocate
We would do well to know the following:
Senator Byrd voted NO on maintaining
the ban on abortion on military bases.
Bob and Ted deserve one another.
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BULLETIN-WORTHY
Here is a prayer that was
taught to me (and my fellow seminarians) by Fr. Tom Smith, the
spiritual director of the seminary I attended.
son of Julian and Mary (Nicastro) Chiplonia
DEBRA MARIE HIMES,
daughter of Joseph and Debra (Baylor) Himes,
are husband and wife in Christ Jesus.
Fr. Connolly received the vows and blessed the union.
The official witnesses were Debra's brother, Joseph P. Himes, and her daughter, Brittany M. Paul.
OPENNESS TO CHILDREN
May Ralph, her husband, put his trust in her and recognize that she is his equal and the heir with him to the life of grace. May he always honor her and love her as Christ loves his bride, the Church.
IN REGARD TO THE AFGHANS
THOSE WHO HAVE ORDERED THROWS
NEED TO HAVE THEIR MONEY IN BY TUESDAY, 31 JULY.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
St. Peter Julian Eymard, priest (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - BRENDA NOSKA
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - ARMOND D'ALESSANDRO
by his wife, Connie, and family
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on Sr. MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her family
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent