Sunday, 12 August
Monday, 13 August
Friday, 17 August
Sunday, 19 August
04 / 05 AUGUST
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
3:30 to 4:30 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 12 - 18 August, in loving memory of Joseph
A. Fabiani, at the request of his grandchildren.
Maria Piccioni Carestia
Martina L. Gennerella
Francis S. Popeck
Marissa E. Yackenchick
Scott D. Cromis
Nancy Matz Potts
Charles A. Rinaldo Sr.
Robert A. Tamburelli
Joshua M. Zeman
Francis A. Bierman
Keith R. Butcavage
Brian S. Carroll
Karen Cinelli Guastavino
Johnna M. Maley
Theresa Recla Meade
Ann Marie Chalinsky Tranquillo
Alice M. Chipriano
Anna Romano D'Alessandro
Janet Frie Becker
Jennifer Gownley Dube
Michael W. Hossler
Joshua J. Senkus
Brian K. Sedicino
Alec N. Verhagen
IN MEMORY OF BLESSED TERESA
Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2007
10th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death
Place: St. Joseph Parish, Mahanoy City
At 4:00 p.m., there will be a film about Mother Teresa. The name of the film is THE LEGACY.
At 6:00 p.m., there will be a Mass. Bishop Welsh will be the principal celebrant.
ANNUAL WOMEN'S RETREAT
Dates: 7 to 9 September 07 [Fri to Sun]
Place: St. Francis Retreat Center, Bethlehem
Call: Mary J. Chiodo at 622-6817
|I WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME MONEY TOGETHER IN ORDER TO PURCHASE a one-gallon commercial-sized blender for the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. This blender will facilitate their work of feeding those children they care for who cannot chew solid food. The total cost is $944.00. Anyone who would like to know more about this project or who would like to make a contribution towards the purchase of the blender may contact Fr. Connolly or else speak with St. Joseph parishioner Lisa Faline Weidner. Mrs. Weidner has had some hands-on experience with the work of the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. She is always happy to tell people about this group that does such noble work among the poorest of the poor. If you slip some money into my hand (or into the aforementioned Mrs. Weidner's hand) or else put it in an envelope on which you have written "blender" or "Missionaries of the Poor", you have my word that your money will go for that purpose and nothing else.|
|WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of a contribution to the StJosPar Memorial Fund from Mary Rose Piccioni, in memory of James V. Messina.|
LOST and FOUND
A pair of black-framed sunglasses was found in St. Joseph Church. Now sitting in foster care in the Rectory office, it awaits the arrival of its rightful owner / custodian. Stop by between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., when the secretary is hers.
Fr. Connolly anticipates taking a few days off: Sunday 19 Aug (after the Masses) until Friday 24 Aug. Just so you know.
CHARLES A. TAMBURELLI took 3rd place in his division.
Someone wanted to know if it creates any theological
problem for us when Mr. Tamburelli and Mr. Guastavino are in
church - inasmuch as they are idols!
I have researched this matter and have checked
out the findings of my research with various learned theologians
If you go down to the woods today, you'd better not go alone!
For every bear that ever there was is going to have a picnic because
today's the day the teddy bears have their picnic!
GAY PRIDE DAY AT KNOEBEL'S
Let me take this opportunity
in order to make a point that we have made before and, no doubt,
will have reason to make again - and again and again and again
- perhaps until the Second Coming.
What makes our current age
so profoundly wicked is that the "bad things" that
are going on are presented to one and all as if they were "good
things" or, at the very least, as if they were morally neutral
SODOMY - which is the voluntary
placement or reception of the membrum virile into inappropriate
orifices, most especially (but not exclusively) orifices of persons
of the same gender as the gender of the one who does the placing
- is one of the four sins that cry out to God for revenge.
OPPRESSING THE POOR
DEFRAUDING WORKING PEOPLE OF THEIR WAGES
So, please keep in mind that I have nothing against any group of law-abiding persons holding a day of fun and frolic at Knoebel's Grove. All such groups may go to KG with my blessing and good wishes. All I ask of the management of KG is that they do whatever is legally possible in order not to roll out the welcome mat for groups that advocate the violent overthrow of the government or groups that glorify the subversion of the Natural Law.
I must say that the prospect that I might one day take some sweet-faced children to KG for a day of innocent fun and then find myself - and them - rubbing shoulders with a group of persons whose tee shirts, hats, demeanor and PDA proclaim that they are proud and happy members of Sodomy Is Us [aka Gay Pride] is more than just mildly unsettling.
HERE IS AN EMAIL I RECEIVED FROM A FRIEND OF MINE IN THE PARISH.
I asked his permission to re-print it. I have omitted his name. I think it is worth sharing - especially with parents or with anyone who has a TV that children or teenagers have access to.
Dear Father Connolly:
If you have a TV with a parental
lock, please use it!
"J. P." COMMON SENSE:
Today we mourn the passing of a dear friend, Common Sense. Affectionately known to some as "Just Plain" Common Sense, he had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old Mr. Sense was. His birth records were long since misplaced in some bureaucrat's desk.
He will be remembered by some for having taught certain valuable lessons, such as: knowing when to come in out of the rain, knowing which bird gets the worm, knowing that life is not always fair and knowing that, in many cases, it is one's own fault that things do not go well.
Mr. Sense lived by tried and true financial policies, e.g. that one should never spend more than one earns and by reliable parenting strategies, e.g. that adults are almost always wiser than children and, consequently, are meant to be in charge.
Common's health began to deteriorate when certain actions were taken in public schools, e.g.: A six-year-old boy was charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate. A teenager was suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch. A teacher was fired for reprimanding an unruly student. Mr. Sense never quite recovered from these decisions.
Mr. Sense's condition took a sharp downward turn when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they themselves failed to do, viz. discipline their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin or a band-aid to a student, but were forbidden to notify parents if a student, having conceived the parents' grandchild, wanted to abort him or her.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home, but the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense threw in the towel when a woman who had ordered a cup of hot coffee at a fast food restaurant and had spilled some on her lap, sued the chain for serving her coffee that was hot, and was awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by: his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; his son, Reason.
He is survived by his three stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, It is Not my Fault, Someone Else is to Blame, and I Am a Victim.
There was no funeral. Apparently no mourners could be located. The funeral director was anxious to dispose of the remains. So, Mr. Sense was cremated and his ashes were placed in an unmarked grave. If you think of it, say a prayer.
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
4:30 p.m. - StFdS
7:00 p.m. - StJos
10:00 a.m. - StFdS
12:05 p.m. - StJos
4:30 p.m. - StJos
7:00 p.m. - StFdS
Perhaps in some benighted parish, God knows where - certainly not St. Joseph Parish or St. Francis deSales parish - there is a Catholic who, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week, will be saying something like the following: "I am not going to go to Mass for the Assumption, because I really don't think that God keeps any records about who does and who does not go to Mass on holydays of obligation. All God cares about is that you are kind to your neighbor." Let it be known that this admittedly hypothetical Catholic is making a false and totally unwarranted, not to mention idiotic, ASSUMPTION [notice the insertion of some humor there!] and in all probability - unless he repents before he dies - will not be assumed into heaven at the time when Jesus comes to judge the living and the dead but will, instead, experience something quite the contrary and distinctly unpleasant.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT
OF A LETTER I sent recently
to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. I am trying to get them
to take up the cause of getting the PA legislature to remove
what I call a "marriage penalty" --- viz. a marriage-license
surcharge for "domestic violence" and for "child
No doubt you are aware that
the state of PA imposes two surcharges on marriage licenses:
$10.00 for "domestic violence" and $10.00 for "child
Thank you for the good work you do.
In Christ Jesus -
Fr. Edward B. Connolly
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PAUL DRUCKER and EVELYN DRUCKER ZIEGLER
by Julia, Marie and Rose
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by his father and his mother
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
SS. Pontian and Hippolytus, martyrs (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - DAVID A. PEIFFER Jr.
by Phyllis C. Kevy and Roni J. Kevy (+)
Vigil of Assumption
4:30 p.m. - MARY ANN STROKELITUS (month's mind)
By Connie D'Alessandro and Jack Chaklos
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Sol)
10:00 a.m. - PAUL and CAMILLE TEGANO
by their family
7:00 p.m. - MARIE ELAINE LUPPINO
by J.R. Daubert
10:00 a.m. - ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by his mother, Emma
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - BRUCE E. MEASEL
by his mother, Mary
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - ALBERT H. KULL Jr.
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent