Saturday, 12 January
Sunday, 13 January
Monday, 14 January
Tuesday, 15 January
Wednesday, 16 January
Thursday, 17 January
Friday, 18 January
Saturday, 19 January
Sunday, 20 January
05 / 06 JANUARY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Friday, 18 January
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'
at St. Joseph's
THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during
the week of 13 - 19 Jan, in loving memory of Stephen Chalinsky,
at the request of his family.
NOTE FROM PASTOR
I shall be in Philadelphia on Saturday (12 Jan), in order to baptize a grandnephew in St. Cecilia Church. I give thanks to God for the gift of this child. Fr. Drucker will have the Masses on Saturday.
I shall be in Front Royal (VA), at Christendom College and at the Human Life Institute, from Sunday, 13 Jan - after the Masses - until Thursday, 17 Jan. I have a commitment to the videotaping of another series of programs about marriage. While I am away, Fr. Liebner and / or Fr. Drucker will celebrate the 12:05 p.m. Masses.
Please note that:
There will not be the usual 7:00 p.m. Masses on Tuesday or Thursday this week.
There will not be the usual Bible Study this week.
There will not be the usual 10:00 a.m. Masses on Monday or Wednesday this week.
If anyone wants to contact me, you can do so via the parish secretary.
Alyssa A. Gauntlett
Haley E. Gauntlett
Donald J. Mehlman
Michelle Mahal Modesto
Katherine Owens DiCello
Ann Breslin Piccioni
James J. Visalli Jr.
Johanne Luppino Fabiani
Patrick W. Kirby
Elizabeth A. Morris
None, as far as we know.
John L. Gennerella Sr.
Robert J. Yanni Sr.
Denise Lang Getzey
DEAN'S LIST etc.
Ashley A. Cory, eldest of the four daughters of David and Diane (Piccioni) Cory, made the Dean's List this past semester. She had a three point eight gpa, which is not the least bit shabby! Ash is a student at College Misericordia, in the second year of a five-year program that leads to a Master's in Speech and Language Pathology. To no one's surprise who knew her at Nativity, Ash is a part of the track team (cross-country) at Misericordia.
We are always glad to hear good things about our young parishioners! Parents and grandparents should please keep us informed.
Pottsville Republican & Herald, Sunday, 6 January 2008
During Jesus's birth, the shepherds were on a hillside and were called by the angels and the wise men did not arrive until a year later. So I guess it was the animals that were present and no one else but Joseph, Mary and the animals.
Now wait a minute. You say the wise men came one year after. The lady from Barnesville said the wise men arrived two years after and the guy from Shenandoah said the wise men came Jan. 6, or 12 days after Jesus's birth. Which one of you experts is correct? I need to know these things because I just asked the question.
The fact is that the Magi visited
Jesus in Bethlehem while He was an infant or a very young baby.
The building which they entered and in which they found Him is
not particularly relevant to the event.
The fact that Herod ordered the slaughter of all of the boys "two years of age and under" is evidence that, at the time of the visit of the Magi, Jesus was younger than two years old - probably considerably younger than two years old, inasmuch as Herod would have allowed a generous margin of error in order to accomplish his purpose.
Someone might wonder why the Holy Family was living in a "house" in Bethlehem after the birth of Jesus. Why did they not simply register for the census and head on back to Nazareth?
Three possibilities here: (a) Jesus, Mary and Joseph were guests (until they could find a place of their own) in a house owned by one of Joseph's relatives or (b) they were living in a multi-family house (with intentions of remaining there until they could afford their own house) or (c) the house was one they had acquired (with intentions of being permanent residents of Bethlehem).
It seems that it was Joseph's intention to settle down in Bethlehem more or less permanently. However, this plan was interrupted by the need to go into exile in Egypt. There is solid reason for believing that the period of exile in Egypt lasted no more than two years, probably a bit less. It was Joseph's intention to return to Bethlehem with Jesus and Mary and to resume living there (before he was so rudely interrupted!) However, he was warned in a dream that it would be safer for the Child if he were not to return to Bethlehem, inasmuch as Herod's son had succeeded his father and might have evil designs on the Boy. So, the decision to go to Mary's hometown, Nazareth, and to settle down there was "Plan B" for Joseph, although, apparently, it was "Plan A" for God!
Pottsville Republican & Herald, Tuesday, 8 January 2008
This is in regard to the priest allegedly committing perjury. No wonder I don't go to church. I'd rather stay in my bedroom and say my prayers at night and I refuse to donate to the collection basket. I know that not all priests are bad, but things like this do reflect on other priests.
I doubt very much that the reason you don't go to church is because one priest was "accused" of committing perjury, which was on the news just last week.
St. Joseph Parish and St. Francis deSales Parish are like fields in which the Owner planted good seed. One night, while the Owner was asleep, an enemy of His came along and planted bad seed. Soon, some weeds poked up through the ground among the wheat. The manager of the fields said to the Owner: "Sir, I thought You planted good seed. Where did all these weeds come from?" The Owner said, "An enemy of Mine has done this!" The manager said, "Sir, do You want me to pull them up?" "No" said the Owner, "leave them alone for now. You are not experienced enough to be able to tell what is truly wheat from what is truly weed. In pulling up weeds, you might accidentally pull up some wheat. Leave them alone until the harvest. Then I shall send out My angels to bundle up the wheat and gather it into My barns. But the weeds they shall burn in unquenchable fire."
Moral of the story: It is the job of the wheat to stay in the field until harvest. Wheat that deserts the field because of what seem to be weeds is wheat that will wither and will never be gathered into the Owner's barn. I call on "Pottsville" to repent and return to the field before it is too late.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
GREGORY SEBASTIAN BUONO, age seven, a son of Anthony J. and
Bridget M. (Billingsley) Buono, received the Holy Eucharist for
the first time this past Sunday - 6 January - during the 12:15
p.m. Mass at St. Francis deSales Church.
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Operating Room Neurology Team of
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M/M Ray Hausman
That is the profit from last Sunday's spaghetti supper (6 Jan).
Need I say it?
That was good! That was great! That was very fine, indeed!
Oh yes! Oh my!
Let's do it again!
And what else? Oh yes, I almost forgot:
What a great group of people we have
working the spaghetti supper!
Chick Tamburelli held the winning ticket (#608629) for the 50 - 50 drawing at the Spaghetti Supper last Sunday (6 Jan).
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Baptism of the Lord
6:00 p.m. - ROBERT SWEAT
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
Baptism of the Lord
9:15 a.m. - SPECIAL INTENTION
by Jerome and Marie Gilmartin
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent
10:00 a.m. - PAUL and CAMILLE TEGANO
by their son-in-law, Jack
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - PATRICIA EVANS LORD
by Henry and Peggy Eckley
12:15 p.m. - God's Blessings on
MARY KUPCHINSKY SMALANSKY
by her children