MASS SCHEDULE: 19 - 26 AUGUST
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 18 August
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ROSALIE YANNI GENNERELLA (1st anniversary) by her husband, Bruno

Sunday, 19 August
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
by EBC
10:45 a.m. - RONALD OWENS
(28th anniversary)
by his sister, Kitty Owens DiCello

Monday, 20 August
St. Bernard, abbot, doctor (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - H. ROBERT PICCIONI Sr. (47th anniversary of wedding)
by his wife, Ann, and family

Tuesday, 21 August
St. Pius X, pope (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH WILLIAM LEONARD IV
by his parents, Joseph and Josephine

Wednesday, 22 August
Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - DOMENIC and ELIZABETH EVOLO
by Carmella Evolo Palko

 

Thursday,23 August
St. Rose of Lima, virgin (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - IN HONOR OF THE BLESSED MOTHER
by JJB

Friday, 24 August
St. Bartholomew, apostle (Fst)
12:05 p.m. - God's Blessings upon EILEEN GEORGE
by Sandy

Saturday, 25 August
St. Louis of France; St. Joseph Calasanz, priest (OptMems)
8:00 a.m. - IN HONOR OF SAINT JUDE
by JJB
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by Tim Souchak

Sunday, 26 August
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - NED H. LANG
(1st anniversary)
by his wife, Jean, and family
10:45 a.m. - LENA TRANQUILLO PICCIONI (anniversary of birth)
by Vincent and Susan (Piccioni) Bercher

 

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
11 / 12 AUGUST

Saint Joseph Parish
$2287.00
from the envelopes and $130.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $2417.00 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 $905.85 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$83.00
from the envelopes and $120.25 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $203.25 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 ($91.78) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       11 Aug

#958
Nobody won $100.00
Sun      12 Aug

#770
Ted R won $150.00
Mon     13 Aug

#472
My Turn won $50.00
Tues     14 Aug

#552
Lee P won $50.00
Wed     15 Aug

#887
Nobody won $500.00
Thurs   16 Aug

#793
Nobody won $50.00
Fri        17 Aug

#880
Nobody won $50.00
                                                                             

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 22 August
None

Thursday, 23 August
None

Friday, 24 August
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Note: Because of vacation schedule, there will be only one hour of Confessions this week.

THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 19 - 25 August, in loving memory of Jewel Moffitt, at the request of her family.



THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE
is offered, during the week of 19 - 25 August, in loving memory of H. Robert Piccioni Sr., at the request of his wife, Ann, and family.



THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE are proclaimed for the first time between Chad A. Strokelitus, a member of St. Joseph Parish, and Stacey M. McCabe.
If anyone is aware of any circumstances that could impede the validity or the liceity of this proposed union, please convey such information to the pastor.



THANK YOU
to those persons who have so kindly donated money for the commercial quality blender that we are purchasing ($944.00) and sending to the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica. This blender is needed to prepare food for children who are unable to consume solid food.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

20 August
Vincent M. Gentile
Shane M. Kesten
Lisa A. Riotto
Michelle Zanis Tranquillo

21 August
None, as far as we know.

22 August
Jena M. Cavanaugh
Mary Agnes DiCello
Thomas J. Powanda Jr.
Emma E. Smith
Ashley N. Tassone

23 August
Wayne E. Chiplonia
Renee R. Galle
David G. Joy

24 August
Charles J. Cescon
Nicole A. Kalyan
Harry N. Piccioni

25 August
Victoria LaPlaca Hoffecker
Louise LaScala Sosnoskie

26 August
None, as far as we know.

MISSIONARY COOPERATIVE COLLECTION
St. Joseph Parish contributed $413.80.
St. Francis deSales Parish contributed $165.40.
Thank you!

These amounts are 80% of the loose collection - plus 100% of whatever stray contributions came in during the week.
Checks for these amounts will be sent this week to the Propagation of the Faith, for credit to Fr. John Vallayil's community, the Vincentian Congregation of priests and brothers in India.
See page 13 for a letter from Fr. Vallayil.

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CORRECTIONS
There were some errors in the Mass intention listings in last weekend's bulletin (pages one and fourteen).
Please note that the errors were noticed before the Masses were celebrated. Therefore, the Masses were offered for the correct intentions.
The following is what should have appeared in last weekend's bulletin:
StJos
Mon 13 Aug
12:05 p.m. STEPHEN CHALINSKY
by his family
Tues 14 Aug
12:05 p.m. H. ROBERT PICCIONI Sr.
by Frank and Rose Popeck
StFdS
Fri 17 Aug
10:00 a.m. ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
WHY SO MANY ERRORS IN THE BULLETIN?
This is a reasonable question. It deserves a reasonable answer.
The answer is simple: The gentleman who types the bulletin is a senior citizen (69, pushing on to 70) and - as the saying goes - "the blood is just not getting up to the brain the way it should". Some are of the opinion that, in the case of this particular gentleman, the blood never did get up to the brain the way it should, even when he was a lad - but we digress.
This prompts another question: Why does the parish not simply discharge him, give him a modest pension and hire someone younger and more efficient?
Answer: More easily said than done. The parish resources are slim and, as we all know, it's hard to get good help these days, in addition to which the elderly gentleman works for peanuts. He has been on the parish payroll since 1986 and it would be unconscionable to throw him out on his ear at this point. So, we just put up with his imperfections and "offer it up".
The older we get the more we realize that the secret of success in life is putting up with people. To the extent that we are willing to put up with others, God will be inclined to put up with us. This goes for successful marriage too. Being willing to put up with the imperfections of one's husband or wife is 95% of how to have a successful marriage.

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PASTAMEMO

Please note that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
The GREAT SAINT JOSEPH PARISH MONTHLY SPAGHETTI and MEATBALL SUPPER soon resumeth!
The GREAT PERIOD OF SENSORY DEPRIVATION soon endeth!
Only three more Sundays to go!
Sunday, 9 September 2007 is the date!
Please note that this is the second Sunday of the month.
It has been and will continue to be our custom to have the Spaghetti Supper on the FIRST Sunday of the month - EXCEPT for those months when God - and / or Andy DeStefano - decide it should be held on the SECOND Sunday of the month, which will be the case for the month of September 2007.

We are in need of volunteers for the Spaghetti Supper.
Call the Rectory (or call Andy DeStefano) and let us know that you are willing to help. Needless to say, we don't pay our volunteers. However, they are allowed to eat - free of charge! - any meatballs that fall on the floor.

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 06



RICHARD CORY

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich - yes, richer than a king,
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

Edwin Arlington Robinson
[1869 - 1936]

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COMMENT

I first read the poem, Richard Cory, when I was 18 or 19 years old. It was in an anthology of poems that was used in an American Lit course that I took when I was in college.
I remember that Richard Cory struck a chord deep within my adolescent soul.
Some might recognize this poem from a Simon and Garfunkel album. S&G composed the music, but not the words. The words were written by a pre-eminent American poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson.
I put this poem into the bulletin because it might do someone some good. It is actually a very religious poem, in the broad sense of religion (i.e. connections). It has helped me and it might help others to realize a few things that need to be realized:
(a) All human beings are fragile, most especially including some who appear to be strong.
(b) Outer appearances can be deceiving. "Man sees the outer appearance but God sees the inner heart."
(c) Compassion for our fellow human beings is always in season.
(d) We must avoid presuming that we know for certain what is going on inside our fellow human beings.
(e) There are persons who are rich and good looking who are not happy. Therefore it cannot be true that happiness comes from being rich and good looking - or even rich and good looking and healthy.
(f) Happiness has a lot to do with doing God's will and having a peaceful conscience.
(g) We do well not to be envious of other persons.
(h) We do well to ask God's mercy each day on all of our fellow human beings without exception - and most of all on our own wretched selves.

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 08


REPORT ON CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JULY
St. Joseph Parish sold 645 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 36 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 681.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,405.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$2,250.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$41.06 in postage.
Total deductions: $2,361.06.
Net revenue: $1,043.94.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (94.7%) earned $988.75.
St. Francis deSales Parish (5.3%) earned $55.19.
THANK YOU!


CCD
Religious instruction for children in grades one to eight of public school will resume for the new school year on
16 September 2007
Parents should please call St. Joseph Rectory in order to register their children.
Please don't do this when you get a round tuit.



Roun tuits are hard to find.
Do please do it now!
And we thank you for your support
!

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 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
BUTERA, Ralph / Kathleen
CAIRNS, James / Marie
CARAVAN, Raymond / Ugenia
CARESTIA, Mary Pilo
CARESTIA, Ronald / Joanne
CERULLO, William J.
CESCON, Cheryl A.
CESCON, Joseph T.
CHALINSKY, Jeanette Ciorlanti
CHIODO, John D.
CHIODO, Mary J.

CHIPLONIA, Frank J
.
CHIPLONIA, Julian / Mary
CHIPLONIA, Ralph D.
CHIPLONIA, Thomas J.
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
D'ALFONSO, Sophie Dobrosielski
D'ALESSANDRO, Dominick / Anna
DeMARKIS, Louis D. Jr.
DERAMO, Anthony N.
DeSTEFANO, Andrew / Loreta
DiCELLO, Katherine Owens
DiMARCELLO, Margaret R.
ECKLEY, Henry / Margaret
FABIANI,johanne Lupino
FRINZI, Joseph / Sandy
GARLAND, Patricia Feeley
GENTILE, Vincent M.
GERACE, Jacob / Rosalie
GETZEY, Robert / Denise
GUASTAVINO, Thomas / Karen
HERWIG, Marion L.
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KANE, Edward / Florence
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
MERCURI, Domenic / Antonette
MESSINA, Josephine Megna
MODESTO, John / Sharon
MODESTO, Salvatore / Mary
PALERINO, Joseph / Ann Marie
PASCUZZO, Albert / Martha
PICCIONI, Ann Breslin
PICCIONI, Emidio A.
PICCIONI, Francis / Regina
PICCIONI, Mark<
PICCIONI, Robert / Mary Sharon
PILO, Anthony A.
PILO, Pasquale / Mary
POPECK, Frank / Rose
POTTS, Nancy Ayello
RINALDO, Charles / Mary
RUTECKY, Christine Troilo
SANTILLI, Joseph A.
SANTILLI, Mario J.
SCHENCK, Thomas M.
STAGLIANO, Frances Papapietro
SWARTZ, Robert / Denise
TAMBURELLI, Francis A.
THYE, David / Susan
TRANQUILLO, Frank / Ann Marie
WALTERS, Thomas / Margaret
WEISS, John / Frances
WILSON, Susanne V.
WOOD, Ralph / Joanne
YACKENCHICK, Albert / Annetta

StJosPar
Goal: $11,910
So far $9,835
To go: $2,075

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: 08.19.2007 - 10


RUDOLPH, THE ROVING REPORTER
Hello, I'm Rudolph, your Roving Reporter and I am interviewing people I happen to see walking down the street in Pottsville Pennsylvania. My topic for today is "THE RAPTURE". Here comes a man now. I'll ask him if he would be willing to be interviewed about THE RAPTURE. Pardon me, sir, I'm Rudolph the Roving Reporter and I'd like to interview you about THE RAPTURE. First of all, please tell me your name.
My name is Connolly. Edward B. Connolly.
And what kind of work do you do, Mr. Connolly?
I don't work. I'm a Catholic priest.
Oh! So, I guess I should call you "Father Connolly".
Whatever floats your boat.
Well, Father Connolly, may I ask you what you are doing to get ready for THE RAPTURE?
I beg your pardon. Did you say THE RAPTURE?
What are you doing to get ready for that great day when the Lord Jesus is going to take all the true believers up to Heaven and leave the unbelievers behind so that they can get their ears boxed by Satan and the One World Government and the Pope and the One-World Church and the Beast and the Anti-Christ and stuff like that?
Are you out of your cotton-picking mind? Have you been smoking some funny weed? Where did you learn your religion? You never heard that in any Catholic Church.
Well, that's true! I'm not a Catholic. I'm a member of the Fire-Baptized Assembly of the Church of the Fourfold Gospel.
Well, that explains it! Is that the group that's talking about merging with the Spirit-Baptized Assembly of the Moderately Hysterical?
Why, yes, I think so.
Listen, friend, I'm not here to hurt your feelings or anything like that. You look like a decent chap. But let me tell you a few things: #1 - There is NOT going to be a Millennium in the sense of some 1,000 year period during which Jesus will reign on the Earth. #2 - There is NOT going to be a Tribulation in the sense of a seven-year period of trouble. #3 - There is definitely NOT going to be a Rapture of the true believers - not pre-Trib, not mid-Trib, not post-Trib. You are a victim of false and heretical teaching and I strongly suggest that you give me a call at your earliest opportunity and I'll sit down with a Bible and explain it all to you. Here's my card. Connolly is my name. Truth is my game. The number is 570-622-3081. God bless you, Rudolph, the Roving Reporter. Have a nice day.

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 11


 

 VERBUM SAT
Some members of Saint Joseph Parish - husband, wife and children - are undergoing a time of severe testing, due to events entirely unforeseen that occurred quite recently.
Theirs is a multi-faceted suffering - greater than most persons ever experience in a lifetime.
One never knows, when waking up in the morning, what the day will bring.
We hold all of the members of this beloved family close to our hearts. We assure all of them of our prayers on their behalf.
We are standing by to extend whatever help is needed.
Now is the time that puts brave words to the test.
We are members of the Body of Christ.
Christ Jesus does not abandon us.
So, we do not abandon any one of our brothers or sisters.
We try to do for others what we would have others do for us if we found ourselves in similar circumstances.
We encourage only those words and deeds that will help.
If you have any questions, you can ask Fr. Connolly.


PLEASE NOTE
that Fr. Connolly will be away from Sunday afternoon (19 Aug) to Friday afternoon (24 Aug).
He will be taking some R&R with another priest. Fr. Connolly and this other priest have been going on vacation with one another for about forty years. This other priest is a very holy man. He does voluntary, self-imposed penances in reparation to the Lord for the sins of the world. One of his major voluntary, self-imposed penances is going on vacation with Fr. Connolly every year.

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 12


August 9, 2007


From
Fr. John Vallayil, VC
Divine Prayer Center
426 Rt. 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882

To
Rev. Fr. Edward B. Connolly
St. Joseph Church
321 Howard Ave
Pottsville, PA 17901

Dear Rev. Father Connolly,
I am Fr. John Vallayil, VC, a missionary priest from India. I was in your parish last weekend to speak about the missionary works of the Vincentian Father in India. I was well received in the parish. I want to thank you very much for all the arrangements you made for the weekend. Thank you for making my stay over there a very pleasant one. I would like to thank all the parishioners for their generosity in supporting the activities of the Vincentian Congregation. May the Good Lord bless you and all your parishioners. I would like to thank you for the vestments, chalice and the honorarium. You took your valuable time to give me a ride to Allentown. Thanks a lot for valuable prayers. I will be returning to India by the first week of September. You have my mail id. Keep in touch: jvallayil@yahoo.co.in.

Once again thanking you, I remain,

Yours in the service of Lord,

(signed)

Fr. John Vallayil, VC

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 13


 MASS SCHEDULE: 19 - 26 AUGUST
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 18 August
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - BRUCE E. MEASEL
by his mother, Mary

Sunday, 19 August
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

Saturday, 25 August
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - CATHERINE CARESTIA RINALDO
by Bill and Mary Stiles

Sunday, 26 August
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by Rita Bettinger Rehnert
12:15 p.m. - SOULS IN PURGATORY
by Jerome and Marie Gilmartin

stjos/stfds: 08.19.2007 - 14


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