MASS SCHEDULE: 09 - 16 SEPTEMBER
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 08 September
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - MICHAEL D. FERUGIO
(6th anniversary - 09/11 - WTC)
by Phyllis C. Kevy and Roni J. Kevy (+)

Sunday, 09 September
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - DECEASED MEMBERS: EMIDIO GARBETTI FAMILY
by James and Marie Cairns
10:45 a.m. - STEPHEN CHALINSKY
by his wife, Jeanette

Monday, 10 September
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - In Honor of SAINT JUDE
by JJB

Tuesday, 11 September
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - God's Blessings upon the WEIDNER FAMILY
by Sandy
7:00 p.m. - God's Blessings upon EBC
by Sandy

Wednesday, 12 September
Holy Name of Mary (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH A. PALKO
by his wife, Carmella, and his daughter, Joanne

Thursday, 13 September
St. John Chrysostom, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - Health and Blessings on TYLER LANGAN
by Greg and Jean Tobin
7:00 p.m. - JESSE and ELIZABETH KRIZNO
by Nick and Celia Homick

Friday, 14 September
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Fst)
12:05 p.m. - In Honor of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
by JJB

Saturday, 15 September
Our Lady of Sorrows (OblMem)
8:00 a.m. - PASQUALE and RITA (Monti) CHILLEMI
by their niece, Cookie
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ROSEMARIE HARMAN SHAPPELL
by Mary Harman Luppino

Sunday, 16 September
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - DECEASED MEMBERS: MACCARONE FAMILY
by Jack and Nancy King
10:45 a.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by Ronald and Joanne Mercuri and family

 

 

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 01


 

 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
01 / 02 SEPTEMBER

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,822.00
from the envelopes and $139.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,961.00 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 $1,511.15, one sees that $449.85 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$335.00
from the envelopes and $55.50 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $390.50 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 $95.47 of this collection is available for operating the parish.


RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       01 Sept

#798
Nobody won $100.00
Sun      02 Sept

#798
Nobody won $150.00
Mon     03 Sept

#769
Nobody won $50.00
Tues     04 Sept

#366
Nobody $50.00
Wed     05 Sept

#540
Mary Ann won $500.00
Thurs   06 Sept

#960
Nancy S won $50.00
Fri        07 Sept

#731
Don S won $50.00
                                                                             

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 02


 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 11 September
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 13 September
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 14 September
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 09 - 15 September, in loving memory of Elanore Tegano Folino, at the request of her husband, Jack.


A NIGHT OF HEALING AND FORGIVENESS will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Minersville, on Thursday, 13 September. Father Larry J. Hess, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel and of St. Vincent dePaul Parishes, Bangor (PA), will be the homilist. The evening starts with confessions at 6:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 7:00 p.m. (Confessions will also be heard after Mass.) After Mass, Fr. Hess will pray with people for healing. Although being involved in healing ministry for more than 20 years, some call him "the priest of the holy card" because of a prayer he wrote and had printed up and which he distributes to the sick. For directions to St. Stanislaus Church, call 544-2211.

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 03


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

10 September
Alicia M. Fabiani
Gina Generella
Michelle L. Maccarone
Matthew J. Reed

11 September
Lynn Measel DeGrassi
Andrew L. Koinski
Matthew L. Tassone

12 September
Anthony R. Marasco
Bruno M. Tassone

 

 

13 September
Travis Brown
John A. Kutch
Rosaria Manzo Visalli

14 September
None, as far as we know.

15 September
Brandon J. Leskin
Edward J. Motley
Nancy Wolfe Julian Murphy
Catherine Tranquillo Pagnotta

16 September
Michael O. Daniels Jr.
Andrew J. Vidal

ROAST BEEF DINNER - CATERED BY TNT DELI
Date:       Saturday, 27 October
Time:      4:30 to 6:00 pm
Place:      St. Stephen School Hall, Port Carbon
Price:      $7.50
Menu:     Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, roll, beverage, dessert
Other:     Take-outs available
Tickets:   Janell Flanagan (449-1425) and Jen Jacoby (617-6644)

stjos/stfds:09.09.2007 - 04


 

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST
Date:         Sunday, 16 September
Time:        8:00 to 11:30 am
Place:        Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, St. Clair
Price:        $5.00 for adults and children 8 and older; $2.00 for children under 8
Other:       Take-outs available


SPECIAL MASS IN HONOR OF SAINT ANN
On Wednesday, 26 September, at 7:00 pm, in St. Jerome Church, Tamaqua, Father Gerard Desrosiers, C.Ss. R., the director of St. Ann Shrine in Quebec, will be coming to celebrate a special Mass and devotional ceremony in honor of St. Ann, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Mass will include anointing of the sick. *
Everyone will have an opportunity to venerate a first class relic of Saint Ann.
All are welcome. An elevator is available for those who have difficulty walking. There will be some off-street parking available.
Confessions will be heard at 6:30 pm.

*To be anointed at this Mass, a person should be advanced in age or facing a serious or chronic illness. Also, the person must call ahead [668-2301] to reserve special seating.

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 05


 

CHAD ANTHONY STROKELITUS,
son of Jerome M. and Judith (D'Alessandro) Strokelitus,
and
STACEY MARIE McCABE,
daughter of Gerald A. McCabe and Lenora (Whiteash) Fegley,

married one another today - Saturday, 8 September, the feast of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary - at a Nuptial Mass in St. Joseph Church.

They have committed themselves to a PERMANENT marriage. It cannot be dissolved by anything other than death.
They have committed themselves to a FAITHFUL marriage. They belong exclusively to one another - physically, mentally and spiritually.
They have committed themselves to a FRUITFUL marriage. If God sees fit to give them children, they will accept these children as gifts from God and will raise them in the love and fear of the Lord.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Strokelitus into the community of St. Joseph Parish. Chad has been a member for a good many years. Stacey hopes to become a member in due time.

May God bless them and keep them in His love. May they help one another to grow into closer union with God.

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 06



Some say:
SPAGHETTI
and
MEATBALLS

Others say:
MEATBALLS
and
SPAGHETTI


We say that both sides of this vitally interesting and challenging issue are invited to argue their respective points of view on Sunday, 9 September, in the St. Joseph Parish Hall, between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. However, all arguing must take place after participants have eaten their fill. The debate fee is: $6.00 for an adult or teenager and $3.00 for a child.
No fisticuffs, please!
All you can eat at a price that can't be beat!
Take-outs available.

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 07


WHAT TIME IS CHURCH?

I answered the telephone rather late last Saturday night (or Sunday morning). I said what I usually say: "Hello! St. Joseph and St. Francis!"

The voice on the other end (a female voice, not one that I recognized) said: "What time is church?"

This tickled my risibilities. I was tempted to say (but did not say):

"Ah! A question about Time! And a question about the Church! And a question about how the two inter-relate. Well, goodness gracious, let me see! The Church in the sense of the Mystical Body of Christ came into existence from the wounded side of the crucified Lord in about the year A.D. 30 and was publicly manifested that same year in Jerusalem at the event we call 'Pentecost'. However, the remote origins of the Church (what we might call the Qahal Israel) go back to the time of Abraham, which was about two millennia B.C. We thoroughly anticipate that the Church as we know her will endure until the Second Coming of the Lord, but we don't have a date on that. However, we anticipate that, shortly after the Lord returns, the Church will be transferred out of Time and be swooped up into Eternity. More than that I can't really tell you right now. You could always call Father Bambrick at Mary Queen of Peace for additional details on what Time is in relation to Church. Let me give you his number. He would be happy to hear from you. He doesn't have much to do on Saturday nights."

But, as I say, I did not say that. All of the above was "unspoken thoughts of the pastor".

Here is what I actually said: "What time is church? The Masses tomorrow are 7:45 and 10:45 at St. Joseph's and 9:15 and 12:15 at St. Francis deSales."

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 08


All Saints News…
A Message from Kim Fetter, our new principal

Have you checked out our website recently?
www.all-saintscatholicschool.net?
I am very excited to announce that construction on our school website is almost completed. Some of the changes have already been posted. There are links to great sites like WNEP, Saint of the Day, and Sacred Space, my favorite daily prayer site. Parents will be able to check the school calendars, menu, and monthly newsletters on-line. How convenient! Our website isn't just for parents. It is for you too. Parishioners are an important part of the All Saints Family. Thank you for your support! Visit us at www.all-saintscatholicschool.net

BUS TRIP to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse.
Price for transportation, Christmas show and lunch is $74.00.
The date is Saturday, 17 November.
The sponsoring group is St. Patrick Seniors.
Call 622-3750.
Deadline for paid reservations: 14 October.
Departure at 9:00 a.m. from Martz Hall and at 9:15 a.m. from the Patterson Building.

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 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
GARGANO, Vincent A.
GARLAND, Patricia Feeley
GENTILE, Vincent M.
GERACE, Jacob / Rosalie
GETZEY, Robert / Denise
GUASTAVINO, Thomas / Karen
HANLON, Gregory / Aleece
HERWIG, Marion L.
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KANE, Edward / Florence
KEVY, Phyllis C.
KEVY, Veronica J. (+)
KHELOUSSI, Claudia Franzelin
KING, John / Nancy
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
MOHAN, Frank / Stella
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 $10525
To go: $1,385

StFdSPar
BONCORE, Francis / Debra
HAAG, Earl / Nancy
HEIMBAUGH, Helen Wychunas
WYCHUNAS, Gerald / Tina
WYCHUNAS, Raydell Yeich

StFdSPar
Goal: $1,413
So far   $710
To go:   $703

 

 

 

 

 


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: 09.09.2007 - 10


UPDATES ON SOME PEOPLE YOU MIGHT KNOW

AILEEN SMITH CICERO, a member of St. Joseph Parish and, until recently, a resident of Palo Alto, has moved to an assisted living facility.
Here is her new address:

Aileen Smith Cicero
Statesman Woods
2619 Trenton Road
Levittown PA 19056

RAYMOND and UGENIA CARAVAN, members of St. Joseph Parish and, until recently, residents of Pottsville, have sold their snow shovels and moved to a non-snowy peninsula.
Here is their new address:

M/M Raymond N. Caravan
Unit #107
525 Barcelona Avenue
Venice Island FL 34285

MAE GERACE LONG, who took a backwards tumble on 4th Street, right outside the church, as she was leaving the 4:30 p.m. Mass last Saturday (1 Sept), thereby alarming her many friends and family members and putting a nasty gash on the back of her head, is doing just fine, we are happy to say. Mrs. Long is an amazing woman. She is the only 95-year- old woman I know who can take such a nasty fall and, while still bleeding, keep her composure and make a joke of it while waiting for the ambulance.

ANGELA DiCELLO STELLA, age 99, the oldest member of St. Joseph Parish, had been living in Pittsburgh for a few months with her niece while preparing for and recuperating from hip-replacement surgery. We are happy to say that she has returned to Pottsville. Her house was happy to see her, and so are her friends and relatives and neighbors. We welcome her back and we also welcome her new hip. HIP - HIP - HOORAY!

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 11


 

SOME INTERESTING NUMBERS

Nativity BVM High School enrollment
September 2007
Seniors:               72         58 plus 14 transfers from CBHS
Juniors:               49         38 plus 11 transfers from CBHS
Sophomores:       40         35 plus 5 transfers from CBHS
Freshmen:           42         37 plus 5 transfers from CBHS
Total:                 
203      168 plus 35 transfers from CBHS

 

All Saints Elementary School enrollment
1991
- 2007

1991-92: 314
1992-93: 334
1993-94: 340
1994-95: 326
1995-96: 311
1996-97: 285
1997-98: 279
1998-99: 277
1999-00: 261

2000-01: 243
2001-02: 247
2002-03: 252
2003-04: 220
2004-05: 172
2005-06: 150
2006-07: 134
2007-08: 125

 


Catholic elementary school enrollments
South Schuylkill
September 2007

All Saints, Pottsville:                     125
St. Stephen, Port Carbon:             110
Good Shepherd, Minersville:           85
St. Ambrose, Schuylkill Haven:      139

Total: 459

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 12


INTERESTING PIECE OF NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
Joseph P. Kennedy II is the eldest son of Ethel Skakel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy. He served as a United States Congressman for a time and then left politics.
Mr. Kennedy had been married to Sheila Rauch, an Episcopalian. They have two sons. Joseph divorced Sheila in 1991.
In 1993, Joseph married (more correctly "attempted to marry") his former Congressional aide, Beth Kelly.
At some point, Joseph petitioned a Church tribunal in Massachusetts for a declaration of nullity in regard to his marriage to Sheila, so that he could marry Beth in the Church (i.e. have his civil marriage to Beth convalidated). The declaration of nullity ("annulment") was granted.
However, Sheila - obviously a woman to be reckoned with - filed a petition with Rome to have the decision of the Massachusetts tribunal reversed.
It has just recently been made public that Rome (to be exact, "the Sacred Roman Rota", which is the highest court in the Catholic Church) reversed the ruling of the Massachusetts tribunal and ruled in favor of Sheila Rauch Kennedy. Hence, in the eyes of the Church, Joseph and Sheila are still husband and wife! Obviously, Joseph and Beth are not.
Moral(s) of the story: #1 - It's not over until the fat lady sings. #2 - It's not over until it's over. #3 - It's definitely not over until Rome has spoken. #4 - It seems as though our Holy Father is serious about tightening up some screws that have gotten loose over the past forty years or so.
I shall probably think of Sheila when I read the parable about the persistent widow and the corrupt judge!

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 13


 MASS SCHEDULE: 09 - 16 SEPTEMBER
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 08 September
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - TIMOTHY and ANNIE CONNOLLY
by their grandson, Edward

Sunday, 09 September
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on
Sister MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her sister, Carolyn
12:15 p.m. - God's Blessings on
GUY and SHIRLEY RECLA
(57th wedding anniversary)
by their children

Monday, 10 September
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - GILDA APPOLLONI MADEIRA
by her brother and her sister-in-law, Gino and Patti

Wednesday, 12 September
Holy Name of Mary (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - MAGDALEN M. O'BOYLE
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Friday, 14 September
Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Fst)
10:00 a.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by Helen Pingtella

Saturday, 15 September
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMINICK J. D'ALESSANDRO Jr.
by his father and mother

Sunday, 16 September
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - MARY ANN STROKELITUS
by her brother and her sister-in-law, Jerome and Judy, and family
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent

stjos/stfds: 09.09.2007 - 14


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