MASS SCHEDULE: 10 - 17 FEBRUARY
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 09 February
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by Rose Solt

Sunday, 10 February
1st Sunday of Lent
7:45 a.m. - LAMBERT ["Bert"] HESS
by Harry and Rosa Lilley
10:45 a.m. - IRENE CALPIN
by Kitty Owens DiCello

Monday, 11 February
Our Lady of Lourdes (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOANNE PALKO BACH
by Kevin F. Pinto

Tuesday, 12 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - Health and Blessings
on Rev. EDWARD B. CONNOLLY
(body, mind, heart and soul)
by Sandra Frinzi
7:00 p.m. - SANTANNA ALFONSI GORMAN
by her children

Wednesday, 13 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH A. PALKO and JOANNE PALKO BACH
by his wife / her mother, Carmella

Thursday, 14 February
SS. Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by her husband, Jack
7:00 p.m. - STANLEY ROSKOSKY
by Harry and Rosa Lilley

Friday, 15 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - In Thanksgiving to SAINT PHILOMENA for prayers answered
by the Whitney family

Saturday, 16 February
Lenten Weekday
8:00 a.m. - VERONICA SINKOVICH CLEMAS (month's mind)
by her niece, Marie Seador Palerino, and family
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - BARBARA SWANTNER CESCON
by her husband, Joseph, and family

Sunday, 17 February
2nd Sunday of Lent
7:45 a.m. - VINCENT RICHARD and EVA (Kramer) PASCUZZO
by Albert and Martha and family
10:45 a.m. - STANTON and ROSE MELUSKEY
by Anthony and Joan Tranquillo

 

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
02 / 03 FEBRUARY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1370.00
from the envelopes and $122.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,492.00 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 ($19.15) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$99.00
from the envelopes and $41.75 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $140.75 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 ($154.28) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

 

RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       02 Feb

#676
C&S won $100.00
Sun      03 Feb

#018
Donald L won $150.00
Mon     04 Feb

#366
Nobody won the $50.00
Tues     05 Feb

#754
R.J.L. won the $50.00
Wed     06 Feb

#750
Frank won $50.00
Thurs   07 Feb

#427
Maggie won $50.00
Fri       08 Feb

#540
Frank K won the $50.00
                                                                            

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  CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Tuesday, 12 February
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 14 February
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 15 February
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

THE SANCTUARY LAMP at St. Joseph Church is offered, during the week of 10 - 16 Feb, in loving memory of John J. Deramo and Alfred A. Deramo, at the request of their sister, Mary Deramo Measel.


THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 10 - 16 Feb, with love to the Holy Mother - the Immaculate Conception - on the 150th anniversary of her first appearance (11 Feb 1858) to St. Bernadette at Lourdes, at the request of EBC.


LOST AND FOUND: A pewter medal was found in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church. It is a medal of the Holy Trinity. If it belongs to you or if you know to whom it belongs, please call (or stop by at) the Rectory.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

11 February
Joshua M. Brahler
Andrew F. Diehl

12 February
James C. Dube
Scott F. Flannery
Raydell Yeich Wychunas

13 February
Colleen C. Breslin
Joseph A. Santilli

14 February
Domenica ["Mae"] Gerace Long
Joanne Androsko Wood

15 February
Janice Messina Freed
Christina Marko
Angela Walters Peiffer
Stephanie E. Santai

16 February
James C. Cicero
Tyler E. Lengle
Debra Deramo McDonald

17 February
Joanne Manzo Underwood
Tina Marko Wychunas

 

ONE SUNDAY A FEW MONTHS AGO, a lady came out from Mass at St. Joseph Church, stepped off the pavement and fell backwards, hitting her head on the curb (ouch!). Her scalp was cut. Blood on her head and even on the curb! A crowd started to gather! I got upset! Her family got upset! Her friends got upset! Everybody coming out of church got upset! I saw a squirrel standing across the street in front of Yuengling's. He had dropped his acorn! He was upset! The whole neighborhood was upset! The lady herself was not upset! But she was 95 years old, for crying out loud! She should have been upset! No way is it a good idea to crack open your skull when you are 95! She should have been moaning and groaning. I thought about singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"! "This doesn't look good!" I thought! "Maybe I should send for the priest!" Then it dawned on me that I was the priest! I thought "Maybe I should run back into the church, get the holy oils and do last rites!" Someone called 911. The ambulance came. We waved bye-bye. "Farewell, dear friend!" I was thinking scary thoughts. Next Sunday, the lady was back in church as if nothing had happened. "This is one holy and hard-headed lady" I thought to myself. Well, please know that Mae Long will be 96 years old this Valentine's Day. MAY MAE LONG LONGER LIVE!

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ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAMILY would like to way THANK YOU to all who supported the recent Basket Auction and to all who support Catholic education in Schuylkill County.
Go to our website and click on the newsletter for a lists of basket auction winners.
Call us for more information at 622-0106 or visit us at
www.All-SaintsCatholicSchool.net
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL is hosting FRIENDLY'S FAMILY FUN NIGHT on Wednesday, 13 February. The school will receive proceeds from all patrons from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
So, tell your friends and family.
We hope you can join us!
SAINT AMBROSE PARISH is holding a Fish or Crab Cake Dinner on Friday, 7 March. It will be catered by Gil's Catering. Dinner includes fish or crab cake, French fries, green beans, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and drink. Eat in or carry out, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 and are pre-sale only. Call 385-2377 or 385-1031 to purchase tickets.
LENTEN FOOD SALE
Immaculate Conception Church, St. Clair, on Friday, 15 February, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Haluskie: $4.00 per quart.
Pierogies: $4.00 per dozen.
Fish Chowder: $4.00 per quart.
Eat in or take out!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING FOOD FOR THE POOR WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME TO MASS. PUT IT IN THE BASKET IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. THANK YOU.

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WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE the receipt of contributions to the StJosPar Memorial Fund as follows:

In memory of
Joyce Christine Chiplonia
Chip and Nora, David, Dominic and Cooper
Ralph and Joann Wood
Andrew DeStefano
Debra Deramo McDonald and sons
Gloria Borinsky
Jim and Patti Garland
Carmella EvoloPalko
Angelo and Kay Barone
Jeanette Reedy
Jack, Gerry and Tom Folino
Ann Breslin Piccioni
Anthony and Karen Pilo
John and Patricia Kutch
Charles and Mary Tamburelli
M/M Edward Schwartz
Phyllis C. Kevy
Angeline LaPlaca Deramo
Anna Taylor and family

In memory of
Rose Marie Catalini Pluswick
Angelo and Kay Barone
Albert and Martha Pascuzzo

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MINCEMEAT PIES!
Mouth-watering, scrumptious, homemade, delicious, tantalizing!
Not only that, but they're pretty doggone good, not to mention edible!
They are made with tender loving care in the cozy kitchen of St. Joseph parishioner Lisa Faline Weidner.
Mrs. Weidner is happy to accept orders for these pies. The profits will go to The Missionaries of the Poor, a group of priests and brothers who work among the poorest of the poor in Jamaica.
To order your pie(s), call Mrs. Weidner at (610) 562-9214 or else call the secretary at St. Joseph Rectory.
ANOTHER HONORABLE PARISHIONER (2nd marking period)
Brittany R. Cory / 5th grade - Minersville / Distinguished Honors
AND MOVING INTO HIGHER REALMS, WE COME TO
Maria T. Rinaldo, a sophomore at Wilkes University who is majoring in Pharmacy. Maria made the DEAN'S LIST!

SPAGHETTI SUPPER PROFIT
3 FEB 08
Another wonderful Sunday!
$1,195.12
Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!

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AND NOW A FEW UNSOLICITED WORDS ABOUT MINCEMEAT!
I first became aware of the existence of a substance known as "mincemeat" when I was a young child. I knew that "mincemeat pie" was something that people ate on festive occasions, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. I remember eating some mincemeat pie at an early age, probably at my grandmother's house. I remember thinking - at the time - that it was something I could live happily without.
Being a child, I presumed (quite naturally, I think) that "mincemeat" was a form of MEAT, i.e. the flesh of an animal. I remember thinking that it was peculiar that anyone would make pie out of meat!
I carried that thought in my head for a number of years, well into adult years. Then, somewhere along the line, I remember that "mincemeat" came into a conversation. I revealed that I thought it was strange that meat was an ingredient in a pie. I remember that someone snickered at me and told me that mincemeat does not contain meat (i.e. animal flesh), that the word "meat" in "mincemeat" is simply an old-fashioned meaning of that word, that it referred to "food in general". I felt slightly embarrassed that my ignorance was revealed! (One might say that I felt as though someone had made mincemeat of me!)
Now, we come full circle. Just this past week, I became aware that mincemeat DOES contain meat - yes, I mean "meat" in the sense of "animal flesh".
I did what I should have done in the first place. I looked it up in the dictionary! (Three cheers for dictionaries!) I have the OED (Oxford English Dictionary) on CD. It is a wonderful resource. I looked up "mincemeat". I won't include the complete entry, but here is the relevant part.

A mixture made of currants, raisins, sugar, suet, apples, almonds,candied peel, etc., and sometimes meat chopped small; used in mince-pies.

Note that MEAT (i.e. flesh) is an optional ingredient of "mincemeat" but that SUET is a standard ingredient. However, suet is a kind of meat! So "mincemeat" DOES include MEAT! In case you don't know what "suet" is, here is the OED definition:

The solid fat round the loins and kidneys of certain animals, esp. that of the ox and sheep, which, chopped up, is used in cooking, and, when rendered down, forms tallow.

stjos/stfds: 02.10.2008 - 08


O LORD, JUST JUDGE AND LOVE OF MAKIND, LET IT BE NOTED IN OUR FAVOR ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT THAT WE WERE NOT ASHAMED TO STAND IN THE BREACH ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLLY INNOCENT BABIES AGAINST THE CRUELTY OF KING HEROD.

Albon, Jena
Andretti, Dottie
Baker, David
Bambrick, Catherine
Bear, Aaron
Bedway, Derek
Bernadyn, Amanda
Birosik, Sasha
Blum, Nicholas
Borzok, Shane
Boyer, Ryan
Brennan, Jessica
Buckery, Madeline
Callahan, Eileen
Calvin, Katrina
Canfield, Christopher
Canfield, Ryan
Chaklos, Cody
Chaklos, Kiely
Chiplonia, David J.
Chowanes, Edward
Ciotti, Anthony
Clews, Kathryn
Connolly, Edward B.
Dallago, Cecely
DeLellis, Angela
DeMauro, Derek
Deysher, Philip
Domalakes, Ann
Domalakes, Karen
Dunn, Brenna
Eich, Amanda
Elenchin, Sean
Fanelli, Kory
Farr, Nicole
Fedoriska, Colin
Fetterolf, Maria
Fetterolf, Michael

 

 Field, Courtney
Frinzi, Sandra
Gibas, Noel
Gilmartin, Jerome T.
Girard, Ann
Greco, Robert
Grube, Christopher
Grube, Emily
Halcovage, Christopher
Halupa, Anthony
Hanlon, Aleece Mady
Hays, Megan
Heckman, Devin
Heller, James
Hoban, Caitlin
Hoffman, Megan
Holohan, Ryan
Hutta, John A.
Jansson, Christen
Jones, Marcella
Jones, Rochelle
Jones, Stephanie
Joyce, Patrick
Kirwan, Amy
Klinger, William
Koinski, Alexander
Koinski, Sheila Beach
Kubeika, Debbie
Kuperavage, David
Kuperavage, Evan
Kushlick, Anne
Kustan, Charles
Lewandowski, Brook
Masi, Richard
Matz, Kevin
McCormick, Catherine
McCormick, Kelly
McCormick, Kieran

 

 McCormick, Moira
McCormick, Shea
Meier, Kaitlin
Mellon, Matthew
Mendinsky, Tyler
Mercuri, Jonathan R.
Mercuri, Ronald A.
Modesto, Christian S.
Modesto, Mary Hribick
Murphy, Ian
Nabholz, Gabrielle
Nagle, Brittany
Navitsky, Zachary
Nebistinsky, Paige
O'Connor, Mary K.
Oley, Bradley M.
Pagnotta, Alessandra K.
Palamar, Kaitlin
Pellish, Thomas
Pelton, Kassandra
Perkins, Jamison
Pilo, Anthony A.
Plocinik, Ron
Purcell, Brian M.
Rennick, Margo
Rounds, Rachael
Salamak, Andrew
Sborz, Matthew
Schuster, Jenna
Setlock, John A.
Siro, Christina
Smith, Matthew K.
Smolock, Jessica
Stickell, Kayla
Stramara, Tori
Strause, Lee Allen
Sutter, Patrick
Svrcek, Michael

 

 Thomson, Kaitlyn
Thye, David W.
Thye, Susan Branca
Villareal, Carlos
Villareal, Mackenzie
Weidner, Madelyn C.
Weidner, Nathan P.
Weiss, Jessica
Weiss, Jonathan
Whitney, R. Michael
Williams, Joshua
Wilson, Susanne V.
Witman, Elizabeth
Yackenchick, Albert J. Jr.
Yackenchick, Albert J. Sr.
Yackenchick, Michael J.
Yackenchick, Nicholas A.
Yurkonis, Steven
Zawada, Rance
Zawisza, Irene

THESE ARE THE NAMES OF SOME LOCAL PERSONS WE KNOW ABOUT WHO PARTICIPATED IN
THE MARCH FOR HUMAN LIFE IN WASHINGTON DC
ON 22 JANUARY 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAIR AND BALANCED

St. Joseph Parish and St. Francis deSales Parish are fair and balanced enclaves of the People of God. We love and treasure our tax-exempt status and would do nothing to endanger it, such as tell people for whom to vote.
So, please note that the following information is of equal value for persons who are
PRO-ABORTION as well as for those who are PRO-LIFE.
INFORMATION FOR PERSONS WHO ARE PRO-ABORTION

It seems that there are now four viable candidates for the office of President of the United States. Please note the following if you wish to promote the PRO-ABORTION agenda. We list the candidates in alphabetical order, as further indication of how fair and balanced we are.

CLINTON, Hillary (DEM) is AN EXCELLENT CHOICE.
HUCKABEE, Michael (REP) is A TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE CHOICE.
McCAIN, John (REP) is NOT AN ACCEPTABLE CHOICE.
OBAMA, Barack (DEM) is AN EXCELLENT CHOICE.

INFORMATION FOR PERSONS WHO ARE PRO-LIFE
It seems that there are now four viable candidates for the office of President of the United States. Please note the following if you wish to promote the PRO-LIFE agenda. We list the candidates in alphabetical order, as further indication of how fair and balanced we are.

CLINTON, Hillary (DEM) is A TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE CHOICE.
HUCKABEE, Michael (REP) is AN EXCELLENT CHOICE.
McCAIN, John (REP) is AN ACCEPTABLE CHOICE.
OBAMA, Barack (DEM) is A TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE CHOICE

stjos/stfds: 02.10.2008 - 10


 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THIS WEEK

Date                                  Church
Sunday, 10 February ------ St. Joseph
Friday, 15 February ------   St. Joseph
           Sunday, 17 February ------ St. Francis deSales

7:00 p.m.

Includes
Exposition and Benediction
of
The Blessed Sacrament.



LITTLE SAINTS PRE-SCHOOL (sponsored by St. Patrick Parish) is accepting registrations for the 2008-09 school year. We offer two, three and five-day programs. Children must be three years old by 15 October 2008. Please call Little Saints for more information: 622-1073.


ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL is proud to welcome Dr. John R. Lease, the author of Cecil's Journey. Dr. Lease will read his book to the students and discuss the writing process on Thursday, 28 February. All pre-school age children are invited to come to hear this wonderful author, to share his book and to make a craft with our youngest students. The fun will begin at 1:00 pm. We hope you can join us.

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Angels Explained By Children

I only know the names of two angels: Hark and Harold.
Gregory, 5
Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it.
Olive, 9
It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to Heaven, and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes.
Matthew, 9
Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else.
Mitchell, 7
My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science.
Henry, 8
Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from Holy Cows!!!
Jack, 6
Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The main subject is where you went wrong before you got dead.
Daniel, 9
When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten. And when he lets out his breath, somewhere there's a tornado.
Reagan, 10
Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.
Sara, 6
Angels live in cloud houses made by God and his son, who's a very good carpenter.
Jared, 8
All angels are girls because they gotta wear dresses and boys didn't go for it.
Antonio, 9
My angel is my grandma who died last year. She got a big head start on helping me while she was still down here on earth.
Lynn , 9
Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it.
Vicki, 8
What I don't get about angels is why, when someone is in love, they shoot arrows at them.
Sarah, 7

Please note that these observations about angels are exclusively for entertainment value. They do not accurately represent the Angelology of the Management of St. Joseph Parish / St. Francis deSales Parish, nor that of the Diocese of Allentown, nor that of the One, Holy Catholic Church!

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Praise the Lord!
Looks like THE FOLKS
at First AOG
HAVE FINALLY seen the light!
Either that or someone's playing a joke!

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 MASS SCHEDULE: 10 - 17 FEBRUARY
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 09 February
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - DOMENICK J. D'ALESSANDRO
by M/M Harold Tray

Sunday, 10 February
1st Sunday of Lent
9:15 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar/ StFdSPar
by EBC
12:15 p.m. - FRANCIS and ESTELLE PURCELL
by their son, Brian

Monday, 11 February
Our Lady of Lourdes (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - MARY T. VARANO SGRO
by her husband

Wednesday, 13 February
Lenten Weekday
10:00 A.m. - JAMES R. STEPHEN and FAMILY
by Brian M. Purcell

Friday, 15 February
Lenten Weekday
10:00 a.m. - ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by her husband, Jack

Saturday, 16 February
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - LOTTIE D. LEASWITCH
by Salvatore and Mary Modesto

Sunday, 17 February
2
nd Sunday of Lent
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on SISTER MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her sister, Carolyn
12:15 p.m. - BERTHA ZVORSKY MESSINA
by the Spece family

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