Saturday, 02 February
Sunday, 03 February
Monday, 04 February
Tuesday, 05 February
Wednesday, 06 February
Thursday, 07 February
Friday, 08 February
Saturday, 09 February
Sunday, 10 February
26 / 27 JANUARY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Tuesday, 05 February
6:00 to 7:00 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 03 - 09 Feb, in loving memory of John J. Deramo,
at the request of his wife and family.
Personal note: In case you're wondering exactly who these "mid-life adults" are, who are ostensibly "stepping into the afternoon of life", I have been told by an authoritative diocesan source that they are persons "in their fifties and sixties". I found this somewhat instructive, inasmuch as I just recently stepped out of my sixties into my seventies. Now I understand why I have noticed the Sun sinking slowly in the West!
Robert J. Dallago
John P. Modesto Sr.
Peter P. Calabrese
Dominick ["Danny"] W. Doyne
Craig A. Leymeister
Joann Tokonitz Mikos
Rose Papapietro Piccioni *
Pasquale A. Pilo
Derek L. James
Kristina M. Miller
Randy S. Toof
David A. Kasper
Jeffrey J. Dunkel
Verna Minneci Maccarone
Amelia Quirin Marrazzo
Chelsea M. Arndt
Elizabeth Matz Kemmerling
Anthony J. Sedicino
|*ANOTHER MEMBER for the Saint Joseph Parish Nonagenarian Society! We are happy to welcome Mrs. Piccioni to this exclusive club. She was born on 6 February 1918. Her membership in the SJPNS is good for ten years! We invoke God's blessings upon her.|
THERE WILL BE NO HOMILIES THIS
WEEKEND (2 / 3 FEB)!
This is a bitter pill to swallow, we know, but we ask everyone to be brave and to bear up under the pain!
Reason for no homilies: (a) We are obliged to read the Bishop's Lenten Pastoral Letter and (b) we are giving the St. Blasé blessing of throats after each Mass. It is my pastoral judgment that these two necessities make it impractical to have a homily.
WHERE ARE YOU, LORD?
Here I am, Lord.
Where are You, Lord?
Are You in that niche way over there?
Once You were, Lord, front and center.
Now I cannot find You anywhere.
See the Blessed Sacrament
where the tabernacle went
in that little alcove there
off to the side.
When folks come into the nave,
they don't know how to behave.
Should they genuflect or not?
They can't decide.
NOW THAT WE NEED YOU?
Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th
President of the United States, was born on 6 February 1911.
This coming Wednesday is / would be his 97th birthday. With that
as our excuse, we offer for your reading pleasure this refreshing
assortment of ronnies:
AS SURELY AS GOD MADE LITTLE GREEN APPLES, someone is going to call St. Joseph Rectory this coming Tuesday night (5 Feb) and is going to ask, "Are you giving out ashes tomorrow?" We shall say, "Yes". He or she will ask, "What time are you giving out ashes?" We will say, "During the Masses." There will be an awkward pause. The person will then ask, "What time are the Masses?" And we shall say,
and SEVEN P.M. at St. Francis deSales Church.
And, yes, we shall be giving out blessed ashes at all of the Masses!"
JUST CHECKING YOU OUT!
You know that the monthly spaghetti supper is being held today (Sunday, 3 Feb) in the St. Joseph Parish Hall, don't you? And you know the hours when it is served, don't you? That's right! 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. And you know the price, am I right? $6.00 for an adult or teenager and $3.00 for a child. And, needless to say, that's for "all the spaghetti you can eat". And you know you get salad with that, right? And bread and butter? Okay! And I'm sure you know that you can eat in or take out. Well, it seems that you are very well informed. So, in that case, there is no need for me to put anything into the bulletin about it this weekend. I'll see you there!
SOME SECOND-MARKING PERIOD HONORABLES
Kelly A. McCord / 11th grade / PAHS
Megan L. McCord / 7th grade / DHH Lengel / 1st Honors
Aaron A. Tranquillo / 5th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Dominic F. Piccioni / 5th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Alexander Koinski / 6th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Albert J. Yackenchick Jr. / 7th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Dominic J. Chiplonia / 8th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Vincent J. Baiocco Jr. / 8th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
There is something I used to say lightheartedly
and with tongue in cheek. I'm going to venture to say it seriously:
By and large, children who belong to StJosPar and StFdSPar -
K to 12 and both Catholic and Public - seem to get on the Honor
Rolls of their respective schools at a higher statistical average
than children of other parishes.
3 FEB 08
Eagles by ten!
You read it here first.
Don't say you didn't.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. a group of persons meets at the Weidner home in order to pray the Rosary. (The Weidners are members of St. Joseph Parish.) All twenty decades are prayed. Mrs. Weidner (Lisa) would like all of our parishioners to know that they and their friends are invited to take part whenever their schedules permit. The Weidner home address is 22 N. 4th Street, Hamburg. The telephone number is (610) 562-9214.
International Adoption Meetings
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown will sponsor two International Adoption Information Meetings with a guest speaker from Children's Home Society & Family Services of St. Paul, MN. The first meeting will be held on Monday, 18 February from 6 to 8 pm in the Franciscan Room, 2nd Floor, St. Joseph Medical Center, 2500 Bernville Road, Reading. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, 19 February from 6 to 8 pm at Catholic Charities, 2141 Downyflake Lane, Allentown. Both sessions explore opportunities from a wide variety of countries. There is no charge for either session. Please register with Diane Workoff at 610-435-1541, ext. 316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by: St. John the Baptist Parish
Dates: Fridays of Lent, starting on 8 Feb
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Place: Russell Building, 9th Street and Schuylkill Avenue
Menu: Baked haddock or salmon or crab cake plus clam chowder, salad bar, choice of macaroni & cheese or mashed or baked potatoes, plus choice of vegetables, homemade desserts, beverage.
Price: Adult - $10.00 ($12.00 for two crab cakes)
Child (under 12) - $6.50
JOYCE CHRISTINE CHIPLONIA,
Eternal rest grant unto Joyce Christine, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
SOME RECENT EVENTS THAT SERVE TO REMIND US THAT WE NEED TO HOLD ON TIGHT TO JESUS AND TO HIS HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECAUSE THE WORLD AND THOSE WHO BELONG TO IT WILL SOON BE PASSING AWAY.
#1 - The government of Spain
recently rebuked the Catholic bishops of Spain for their open
opposition to legislation that would normalize homosexual marriage.
Please note that this happened in Spain! SPAIN, for crying out
loud! Isn't Spain a country where everybody is Catholic and the
government always tries to make nice with the Catholic Church?
YOU CAN CALL THIS A JOKE, BUT IT'S REALLY A PARABLE. IT SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND WHILE LISTENING TO BARACK AND HILARY (especially Barack and Hilary) BUT ALSO WHILE LISTENING TO HUCK AND MITT AND JOHN AND ALL THE REST OF THEM
While walking down the street one day a US
senator is hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven
and is met by St. Peter. "Welcome to heaven," says
St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem.
We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so
we're not sure what to do with you."
Sunday, 10 February ------ St. Joseph
Friday, 15 February ------ St. Joseph
Sunday, 17 February ------ St. Francis deSales
Friday, 22 February ------ Mary Queen of Peace
Sunday, 24 February ------ St. Francis deSales
Friday, 29 February ------ St. Francis deSales
Sunday, 02 March ------ St. Joseph
Friday, 07 March ------ St. John the Baptist
Sunday, 09 March ------ St. Francis deSales
Friday, 14 March ------ St. Patrick
Sunday, 16 March ------ St. Joseph
" 7:00 p.m. is the time for all of the above.
" The Friday Stations are the Pottsville area inter-parochial Stations.
" The Stations on Palm Sunday (16 March) are the South Schuylkill Holy Name Stations.
" Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be integrated into the celebration of the Stations of the Cross.
*Q - What the heck does "Nota bene" mean?
A - "Nota" (pronounced NOHTAH) means "pay attention". "Bene" (pronounced BAYNAY) means "Benny". The phrase, taken as a whole, is late Latin (i.e. early Italian) for "Benny, you paysa 'tention now or I'm a-smacka you face good!" (The "or I'm a-smacka you face good" is implied.)
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - ANGELO GIARDINO
by Rosina Mercuri
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - ELIZABETH DUNMOYER MARKO
by Helen Wychunas Heimbaugh
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his brother, Vincent, and his sister, Anne
10:00 a.m. - MAGGIE DUNLEAVY LEHMAN
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
7:00 p.m. - God's Blessings on Sr. MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her sister, Carolyn
St. Jerome Emiliani, priest;
St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin (OptMems)
10:00 a.m. - PHILOMENA ["Mamie"] TUCCI DiCELLO
by Barbara Sciarrone Kasper
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMENICK J. D'ALESSANDRO
by M/M Harold Tray
1st Sunday of Lent
9:15 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar/ StFdSPar
12:15 p.m. - FRANCIS and ESTELLE PURCELL
by their son, Brian