MASS SCHEDULE: 29 JULY - 05 AUGUST
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 28 July
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - MARIE ELAINE LUPPINO
by Roman and Marie Tymczyszyn

Sunday, 29 July
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - DECEASED: GENOVESE FAMILY
by Mary and family
10:45 a.m. - MARGARET McDONALD DEE
by Kitty Owens DiCello

Monday, 30 July
St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop, doctor (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ANGELINE C. MELOCHICK
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Tuesday, 31 July
St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - H. ROBERT PICCIONI Sr.
by Julian and Mary Chiplonia and family
7:00 p.m. - EVELYN DRUCKER ZIEGLER
by Harry and Rosa Lilley

Wednesday, 01 August
St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOHN J. D'ALFONSO Jr. (40th anniversary)
by his family

 

Thursday,02 August
St. Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ARTHUR B. WHITNEY
by Michael and Catherine
7:00 p.m. - GERALDINE M. FREILER
by Henry and Peggy Eckley

Friday, 03 August
St. Peter Julian Eymard, priest (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - Rev. JOSEPH ZALOTAY
by EBC
6:15 p.m. - KARL A. ZELLER
by Mary ["Mimi"] Piccioni

Saturday, 04 August
St. John Mary Vianney, priest (OblMem)
8:00 a.m. - Intentions: THIRD ORDER CARMELITES
by the TOC community
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ANDREW J. FEELEY (31st anniversary)
by his daughter, Patty Feeley Garland

Sunday, 05 August
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - CAROL KREMER TAMBURELLI (9th anniversary)
by: her husband, Herb; her daughter, Danette; her grandsons, Ryan and Nicholas
10:45 a.m. - STEPHEN CHALINSKY
by the Cescon family

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
21 JULY / 22 JULY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,498.00
from the envelopes and $142.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,640.00 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 ($128.85) of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$136.00
from the envelopes and $80.30 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $216.30 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 ($78.73) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!



RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       21 July

#418
Dave E won $100.00
Sun      22 July

#735
Michael R won $150.00
Mon     23 July

#709
Al P won $50.00
Tues     24 July

#933
Nobody won $50.00
Wed     25 July

#225
Ryan McD won $50.00
Thurs   26 July

#286
Nobody won $50.00
Fri        27 July

#533
DJM won $50.00
                                                                             

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 31 July
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 02 August
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 03 August
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.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

30 July
Martha Flynn Pascuzzo
Brenda A. Piccioni
Abigail R. Powanda
Alea R. Vidal

31 July
Julian J. Chiplonia
Sebastian M. Kopinetz

01 August
Kimberly A. Bartell
Jared J. Cicero
Ann Piccioni Melochick
Larry E. Moore Sr.

02 August
Angela L. Hoysock
Joanne Sewinsky Rodgers
Anthony Tranquillo

03 August
Travis A. Blankenhorn
Megan L. DeGrassi
Morgan L. DeGrassi

04 August
Kaitlyn A. Winans

05 August
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!

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WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, FATHER MEDVE!
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!)

 NATIVITY BVM HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD
BEACH BONANZA RAFFLE

Nativity BVM High School's Development Department will be holding a beach bonanza raffle to benefit the school.
The prize for the drawing will be a one-week stay during May, early June, mid-September or October 2008 in a beautiful, five-bedroom, three-bath beach house in a private gated community, one house off the beach with magnificent views of the ocean and bay in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Tickets cost $20.00 each.
The drawing will be held at Nativity's Back-to-School Night on 10 September 2007.
Tickets are available at the school or you can ssend a request for tickets, together with a check made payable to Nativity High School to Nativity Development Office, One Lawtons hill, Pottsville PA 17901. A ticket stub will be mailed back to you.


stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 05


 

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
Info:         570.467.2315
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.
MONTHLY MASS
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!"

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DOGFIGHTS,
SENATOR BYRD
and
THE HOTTEST PLACES IN HELL

As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
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!

CHORUS. He's got 'em on the list--he's got 'em on the list;
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.
Read the following outburst of oratory from the Senator delivered on the Senate floor on 19 July in response to the dog-fighting charges leveled against Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons. The Senator was wiping back tears and flailing his right hand as he orated:

"Barbaric! Let that word resound from hill to hill and from mountain to mountain, from valley to valley across this broad land! May God help those poor souls who would be so cruel. Barbaric! Hear me!
"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

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are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God's creatures in such brutal and cruel contempt."

God knows, I am no advocate of dog-fighting.
I wouldn't attend a dog fight if I got paid for it.
I think that dog fighting should be illegal.
Let the people who promote it be thrown into jail.
Let the canines who participate in it be thrown into the pound!
I believe that the promotion of dog-fighting is a sin because it causes needless pain to God's simple creatures, because it violates the duty of human beings to respect animals and, most of all, because it debases human dignity.
Having said all that, I wish to say - quite frankly - that dog-fighting ranks very low on my list of moral concerns, i.e. on my list of things I feel the need to get all hot and bothered about.
I'm much more concerned about human babies.

We would do well to know the following:

Senator Byrd voted NO on maintaining the ban on abortion on military bases.
Senator Byrd voted NO on banning human cloning.
Senator Byrd voted NO on establishing a criminal penalty for harming an unborn baby during other crime.


I wish that Senator Byrd, who weeps for dogs, would manage to squeeze out a tear or two for the human babies who are destroyed every day with his implied consent.
By the way, reporters noted that, when Senator Byrd had finished his emotional speech about dog-fighting,
Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), walked up to him and said, "Great speech, Bob!"

Bob and Ted deserve one another.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive insane!

stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 08


I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BULLETIN-WORTHY ITEM.
This past week, one of the parish secretaries took $442.80 in checks, currency and coin to one of the local banks in order to deposit it in the St. Francis deSales Parish checking account.
There is no question that the amount was $442.80.
It had been counted at least three times before being put into the deposit bag.
When the secretary got back to the Rectory, she looked at the receipt given her by the teller.
The receipt was for $4,428.04.
She showed it to me.
The checking account number on the receipt was, indeed, the number that identifies StFdS Parish.
So, what did we do about it?
Well, what do you think we did about it?
We did what your mommy and daddy and my mommy and daddy would expect you and me to do!
We did the same thing you would have done if the bank had made a huge error in your favor!
We (i.e. the secretary) called the bank and pointed out the error to the teller!
And that, dear reader, is the end of the story!



WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of a contribution to the StFdSPar Memorial Fund from John and Susan McCord in memory of Edward Leibig.



Please do your duty by contributing to the Bishop's Annual Appeal. If you think it is not your duty to do so, I respectfully point out to you that you are mistaken. And, please be certain, I know what I am talking about.

stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 09


 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
CHIODO, John D.
CHIODO, Mary J.
CHIPLONIA, Frank J
.
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, Ann Breslin
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
TRANQUILLO, Frank / Ann Marie
WALTERS, Thomas / Margaret
WEISS, John / Frances
WOOD, Ralph / Joanne
YACKENCHICK, Albert / Annetta

StJosPar
Goal: $11,910
So far $8,750
To go: $3,160

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: 07.29.2007 - 10


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.
It was one of Fr. Smith's favorite prayers.
He was one of the holiest persons I ever knew in my life.
That alone is sufficient recommendation for this prayer.

Dear Lord,
teach me to be generous:
To serve You the way You deserve to be served;
to give and not to count the cost;
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labor and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that I am doing Your Will.
Amen.

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 RALPH DAVID CHIPLONIA,
son of Julian and Mary (Nicastro) Chiplonia
and
DEBRA MARIE HIMES,
daughter of Joseph and Debra (Baylor) Himes,
are husband and wife in Christ Jesus.

Ralph and David received (and conferred on one another) the Sacrament of Matrimony today (Saturday) here at St. Joseph Church.
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.

We rejoice in the marriage of this man and this woman. We depend on them to manifest in their lives the essential qualities of Christian marriage, viz.

FAITHFULNESS,
PERMANENCE
and
OPENNESS TO CHILDREN

and, by so doing, to edify the Christian community.

The following is an excerpt from the solemn Nuptial Blessing:

Look with love upon Debra, your daughter, now joined with her husband in marriage. She asks your blessing. Give her the grace of love and peace. May she always follow the example of the holy women whose praises are sung in the Scriptures.
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.

May God bless you and keep you, Mr. and Mrs. Chiplonia!

stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 12


IN REGARD TO THE AFGHANS
Some persons don't listen attentively.
Some persons said that St. Joseph Parish is taking orders "from the Afghans".
Please understand: We are not taking orders from the Afghans.
Never did, aren't now and never shall!
We don't take orders from anyone except Pope Benedict and Bishop Cullen and, in matters that pertain to the secular realm, from the federal, state and local governments.
Is that clear?
Now, here is what we did say: We said that St. Joseph Parish is taking orders for the afghans.
These are those pretty afghans that commemorate the 100th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish and that cost forty dollars ($40.00).
Some persons did understand that we were taking orders for the afghans, but they got it into their heads that the proceeds would go to benefit the Taliban.
So, let me make another thing clear: St. Joseph Parish has no connection whatsoever with the Taliban and, in fact, strenuously opposes the Taliban.
We would not give the Taliban the sleeves out of our vest and we certainly are not going to send the Taliban the proceeds from the afghans!
And another thing, just to make matters more complicated, is this: Someone said that the items we are peddling are not really "afghans", but are "throws".
Well, I don't know what "throws" are.
I do know what "throes" are, e.g. "The Phillies were rescued once again from what seemed like the certain throes of defeat."
But I don't know what "throws" are.
However, I can live with "throws" if I have to.
So, let me get this announcement into the bulletin before I forget:

THOSE WHO HAVE ORDERED THROWS NEED TO HAVE THEIR MONEY IN BY TUESDAY, 31 JULY.
THAT'S FORTY DOLLARS ($40.00) PER THROW.
BRING IT TO THE RECTORY OR ELSE GIVE IT TO DARLA FABIANI.

AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOU SUPPORT!

stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 13


 MASS SCHEDULE: 29 JULY - 05 AUGUST
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 28 July
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PAUL W. DRUCKER
by EBC

Sunday, 29 July
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - WILLIAM J. McGOVERN, Sr.
by bequest
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
by EBC

Wednesday, 01 August
St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Friday, 03 August
St. Peter Julian Eymard, priest (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - BRENDA NOSKA
by EBC

Saturday, 04 August
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - ARMOND D'ALESSANDRO
by his wife, Connie, and family

Sunday, 05 August
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

stjos/stfds: 07.29.2007 - 14


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