Sunday, 19 August
Monday, 20 August
Friday, 24 August
Sunday, 26 August
11 / 12 AUGUST
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's
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.
Vincent M. Gentile
Shane M. Kesten
Lisa A. Riotto
Michelle Zanis Tranquillo
None, as far as we know.
Jena M. Cavanaugh
Mary Agnes DiCello
Thomas J. Powanda Jr.
Emma E. Smith
Ashley N. Tassone
Wayne E. Chiplonia
Renee R. Galle
David G. Joy
Charles J. Cescon
Nicole A. Kalyan
Harry N. Piccioni
Victoria LaPlaca Hoffecker
Louise LaScala Sosnoskie
None, as far as we know.
MISSIONARY COOPERATIVE COLLECTION
These amounts are 80% of the
loose collection - plus 100% of whatever stray contributions
came in during the week.
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:
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
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.
Please note that there is
a light at the end of the tunnel.
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.
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 human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good-morning," and he glittered when he walked.
And admirably schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
August 9, 2007
Dear Rev. Father Connolly,
Once again thanking you, I remain,
Yours in the service of Lord,
Fr. John Vallayil, VC
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - CATHERINE CARESTIA RINALDO
by Bill and Mary Stiles
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