MASS SCHEDULE: 17 - 24 FEBRUARY
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 16 February
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

Monday, 18 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - FAY CHAPMAN VITTORIO
by the Mohan family

Tuesday, 19 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - JOHN McGEE
by his niece, Kathy McGee
7:00 p.m. - JOSEPH A. FABIANI
by Mike and Amelia Luppino

Wednesday, 20 February
Lenten Weekday
12:05 p.m. - RACHEL ANN SNINSKY
by her family

Thursday, 21 February
St. Peter Damian, bishop, doctor (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - ROSE MARIE CATALINI FRANK PLUSWICK
by Frances Papapietro Stagliano
7:00 p.m. - BENJAMIN and MARIA (Witt) WOZNICKI
by Anthony and Joan Tranquillo

Friday, 22 February
Chair of St. Peter, apostle (Fst)
12:05 p.m. - FOR ALL UNBORN CHILDREN
by Jerome and Marie Gilmartin

Saturday, 23 February
St. Polycarp, bishop, martyr (OptMem)
8:00 a.m. - MARY MERCURI MERCURI
by Daniel and Caroline Doyne
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - CHRISTOPHER M. WALTERS
by Mom, Dad, Kaitlyn, Dan and Amelia

Sunday, 24 February
3rd Sunday of Lent
7:45 a.m. - JOYCE CHRISTINE CHIPLONIA
by her cousin, Carol Kramer
10:45 a.m. - JOANNE PALKO BACH
by Kevin F. Pinto

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
09 / 10 FEBRUARY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,621.00
from the envelopes and $116.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,737.00 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 225.85 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$149.00
from the envelopes and $31.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $180.00 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 ($115.03) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

 

RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sat       09 Feb

#237
Jesse & Walter won $100.00
Sun      10 Feb

#617
Mary T won $150.00
Mon    11 Feb

#042
Dan won the $50.00
Tues    12 Feb

#219
Pudge won the $50.00
Wed    13 Feb

#065
Nobody won $50.00
Thurs  14 Feb

#600
Nobody won $500.00
Fri      15 Feb

#203
Eileen M won the $50.00
                                                                            

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  CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Tuesday, 19 February
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 21 February
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 22 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, at the request of his wife, Angie, and family.


ALL SAINTS SCHOOL is currently selling Gertrude Hawk candy.
You may order through any of our students or through the school.
The funds raised will be used for play yard and for technology improvements.
Also: Students will earn 10% of their sales in TUITION CREDITS!!
Orders are due by Wednesday, 20 February.
And we thank you for your support!


JONATHAN R. MERCURI, a St. Joseph parishioner and a sophomore at Pottsville Area High School, was chosen as the 2008 Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Ambassador. Jonathan will be representing his school at a four-day seminar held at Millersville University in May. Jonathan is Ron and JoAnne's son. They (and we) have good reason to be proud of him!

stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 03


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

18 February
Alice Skawinsky Tucci

19 February
Jeremy Etherington

20 February
Vito A. Galle

21 February
Jacqueline E. Chattin
Dominic J. Chiplonia
Justin M. Freed
Joseph A. Mazzuca
Aaron A. Tranquillo
Thomas F. Witmer Jr

22 February
Audra N. Freed
Edward LaSelva
Kyle J. Strokelitus
George Washington *

23 February
Mark Brilla
Julia A. Szeliga
Stephen F. Weiss

24 February
Alice Clark Breslin
Marie Garbetti Cairns
John P. King

*Not a registered member of either St. Joseph Parish or St. Francis deSales Parish, nonetheless a gentleman of singular accomplishments, whose birthday deserves to be noted.
REPUBLICAN & HERALD SPELLING BEE
Congradulations to Albert J. Yackenchick Jr., grade 7, who is an All Saints Spelling Bee Co-Champion (together with an 8th grade boy)!
Cungratulations also to Alexander Koinski, grade 6, the All Saints Alternate Speller.
We are prowd of these astute young parishoners!

stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 04


 

KIDS!
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her elementary school children. She told them that the 4th Commandment requires them to obey their parents. One of the children asked whether the 4th Commandment required him to obey "my bossy big sister". One of the other children said, "No! Bossy big sisters aren't included under the 4th Commandment. They're included under the 5th Commandment, viz. 'Thou shalt not kill!'"

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom? "Her mother replied, "Well, every time! that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or "That's Michael, He's a doctor. A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher! She's dead."

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face." "Yes," the class said. "Then why is it that, while I am standing upright in the ordinary position, the blood doesn't run into my feet?" A little fellow shouted, "Because your feet ain't empty."

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: "TAKE ONLY ONE. GOD IS WATCHING." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

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TWO CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCK!

DAVID J. CHIPLONIA, a St. Joseph parishioner and a senior at Nativity, has been named a "Bishop's Scholar". This entitles him to a $500.00 grant towards his college education.
And, of course, he was on the Honor Roll (First Honors) on Lawton's Hill for last marking period.

DOMINIC J. CHIPLONIA, also a St. Joseph parishioner and an 8th grader at All Saints, has also been designated a "Bishop's Scholar". This entitles him to a $1,000.00 grant towards his tuition at Nativity next fall. (on the presumption that he doeseve that he is a senior.

David and Dominic are sons of Julian and Nora.
These boys are a credit to their parish!

We are not aware of any awards handed out to little brother, Cooper N. Chiplonia. If we hear of any, we'll be sure to let you know.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Fr. Connolly is looking for some parishioners (and other pro-lifers) to accompany him someday soon (during Lent) to Reading, so that we can pray in front of the Reading Planned Parenthood, 4th and Franklin Streets. This is a place where unborn babies are terminated.
This would be a great thing to do for Lent!
If you are interested, call the Rectory.
For more information about praying at the Reading PP, you might want to call Kathy Kuhns at (610) 375-3395.

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VATICAN OFFICIAL SUGGESTS RECONSIDERING COMMUNION IN THE HAND

Vatican, Feb. 1, 2008 (CWNews.com) - The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship has called for reconsideration of the practice of Communion in the hand.

In the preface to a new Italian-language book on the Eucharist, written by a bishop from Kazakhstan and released in January by the Vatican's official publishing house, Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don suggests that the reception of Communion in the hand has contributed to a general sense of "carelessness" about the Eucharist, as well as some flagrant abuses. The archbishop makes his remarks in the preface to Dominus Est, by Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

The practice of receiving Communion in the hand was not mandated by Vatican II, nor was it introduced in response to calls from the laity, Archbishop Ranjith writes. Instead, he argues, an established practice of piety-- receiving the Eucharist kneeling, on the tongue-- was changed "improperly and hurriedly," and became widespread even before it was formally approved by the Vatican.

In light of a widespread lack of reverence for the Eucharist, the archbishop suggests that it is "high time to review" the policy. While he does not condemn the practice of Communion in the hand, the Vatican official praises Bishop Schneider for arguing in favor of the older practice, saying that it helps to foster a proper sense of reverence and piety.

Comment
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
High time indeed!
This is what we of StJosPar and StFdSPar have been hoping and praying for!
Aslan is back!
The Ice Queen's grip on the Church is loosening.
The Voice of the Turtledove is being heard in our Land.
Nil desperandum!
Long live the Pope!
EBC

stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 07/08


JOIN THE FIGHT TO PROTECT MARRIAGE!

Over the years and across cultures and very different religious beliefs, marriage has been and still is the foundation of the family. The family, in turn, is the basic unit of society. Thus, marriage is a personal relationship with public significance.

Courts in nearby states have redefined marriage as something other than a relationship between one man and one woman. Precisely because the family is the primary cell of human society we all must be involved in establishing the definition of marriage which reflects the values of the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering SB 1250, which will amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman, and will prevent civil unions, which are in effect the same as marriage. Your state representative and state senator need to hear from you that marriage makes a difference. Log on to www.pacatholic.org to send a message telling your legislators to support the marriage amendment, and check out www.youranswermatters.org for more ideas about how you can get involved in the effort to protect and preserve marriage.



stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 09


 

 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
THIS WEEK

Date Church

Sunday, 17 February ------ St. Francis deSales
Friday, 22 February ------ Mary Queen of Peace
Sunday, 24 February ------ St. Francis deSales

7:00 p.m.

Includes
Exposition and Benediction
of
The Blessed Sacrament.
ALICIA M. MERCURI, a St. Joseph parishioner and a freshman biology / pre-med major at Elizabethtown College, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester.
She was also chosen to become a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the Freshman Honor Society. She will be inducted on 16 March in ceremonies held at the college.
Alicia is Ron and JoAnne's daughter.
May God continue to bless her.
Our parish rejoices in the accomplishments of our young people!

stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 10


WE SHARE THE MAIL

Dear Father Connolly:
I noticed how you read today's Gospel (First Sunday of Lent).
To print the Gospel with "one" instead of "man" especially after today's first reading is atrocious.
The people updating the Liturgy should meditate on the third temptation.
It seems to me writing "one" and not "man" is a pull to a worldly modernist view.
It is similar to the Jews' expectation of an earthly messianic leader.
Thank God for Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI.
Thank you, Padre.
F. P. Mohan
******************
Dear Doctor Mohan:
Thanks for your note.
You are referring, of course, to the fact that, when I read the Gospel last weekend (9 / 10 Feb), I said "Man does not live on bread alone, etc." rather than "One does not live on bread alone."
As you know, the Scripture texts in the current Lectionary - and, of course, our pew missals follow the current Lectionary - are taken from the NAB (New American Bible). However, many of these Lectionary readings have been revised to accommodate the secular feminist mindset.
Your note prompted me to do some homework. (By the way, thanks for reminding me that Jesus' words about not living on bread alone are taken from Deuteronomy.)
Here is a condensed version of my homework on this matter of "MAN" versus "ONE".
The original language of Deuteronomy is Hebrew. The word used is ~d"êa'h
This is pronounced HA-ADAM. It means "THE MAN" (or "THE HUMAN BEING"). So, since Jesus would almost certainly have been quoting Deuteronomy in the original language, what He actually said was: "HA-ADAM does not live on bread alone, etc."
When this passage was translated into Greek by 2nd century Jewish scholars - what is called the Septuagint - it came out as o` a;nqrwpoj

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This is pronounced HO-ANTHROPOS. It means "THE MAN" (or "THE HUMAN BEING").
When Matthew wrote his Gospel, he apparently depended on the Septuagint. I say this because he wrote HO-ANTHROPOS.
When St. Jerome translated the Greek Matthew into Latin, he chose the Latin word "HOMO" as the translation of HO-ANTHROPOS. The Latin word "HOMO" means "MAN" or "HUMAN BEING". However, because Latin - unlike Hebrew and Greek - does not have any articles, neither definite nor indefinite, the Latin-to-English translator has to know the context when translating a noun, so as to know whether to translate it with or without an article.
Because both the Hebrew and the Greek antecedents to "HOMO" in the passage we are discussing carry the definite article, then "HOMO" should, ideally, be translated into English with the definite article, i.e. "THE MAN" or "THE HUMAN BEING".
An inferior (but still borderline acceptable) translation would be simply "MAN" or "HUMAN BEING" or "A MAN" or "A HUMAN BEING".
You said that it is "atrocious" to change "MAN" to "ONE".
I agree with you completely - and I'll raise you one!
Do you know what Jesus was actually implying when He rejected the stones-into-bread temptation? He was implying that He Himself is HA-ADAM! He is THE NEW ADAM, who is not suckered by Satan. In addition, He is The New Israel, Who, unlike the Old Israel, does not complain against God while camping out in the desert.
What a far cry all of this is from "One does not live, etc."
One thing Jesus was not doing was making some sort of insipid and bloodless claim about human beings in general.
We are living in crazy times, Doc! You don't need me to tell you that.
Keep your sense of humor.
From time to time, the Lord punishes His people for their unfaithfulness by sending us hordes of Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Feminists or Liturgical Committees. However, after we cry "uncle", He invariably delivers us.
I think I detect a pattern here.
Thanks for your patience and faithfulness.
E.B. Connolly

stjos/stfds: 02.17.2008 - 12


 

NEXT SPAGHETTI SUPPER
SUNDAY, 2 MARCH
11:30 am to 3:00 p.m.
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH HALL

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 MASS SCHEDULE: 17 - 24 FEBRUARY
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

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

Sunday, 17 February
2nd 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

Wednesday, 20 February
Lenten Weekday
10:00 a.m. - CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Friday, 22 February
Chair of St. Peter, apostle (Fst)
10:00 a.m. - ROSE VOTTA DiMARCELLO
re-scheduled from 1 Feb

Saturday, 23 February
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - FRED YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag

Sunday, 24 February
3rd Sunday of Lent
9:15 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
by EBC
12:15 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his brother, Vincent, and his sister, Anne

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