Saturday, 03 May
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - HUGH CURRAN and KEN CURRAN
by Phyllis C. Kevy

Sunday, 04 May
7th Sunday of Easter
7:45 a.m. - JOSEPH LEJKO
by Harry and Rosa Lilley
10:45 a.m. - RYAN A. WALTERS
by Roni J. Kevy (+) and Phyllis C. Kevy

Monday, 05 May
Easter Weekday
12:05 p.m. - KEVIN BARNES (anniversary of birth)
by Nana and Pop Pop Kane

Tuesday, 06 May
Easter Weekday
by her daughter, Kitty
7:00 p.m. - JOSEPH A. FABIANI
by John and Donna Barnetsky

Wednesday, 07 May
Easter Weekday
by their wife / mother, Carmella

Thursday, 08 May
Easter Weekday
by her sister, Josephine Codi Summers
by Cory and Megan Mabry and family

Friday, 09 May
12:05 p.m. - JOHN MINDER Jr. / POP HALSEY
by his Mom and Dad and family / by his sister and family

Saturday, 10 May
Bl. Damien deVeuster of Moloka'i (OptMem)
8:00 a.m. - JOHN PAUL KEARNS
by Gerald and Lorraine Spotts
Vigil of Pentecost Sunday
by her daughter, Phyllis, and family

Sunday, 11 May
Pentecost Sunday
by Harry and Rosa Lilley
10:45 a.m. - In THANKSGIVING to GOD for JOHN D. WEISS (80th birthday)
by his wife, Frances, and family


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26 / 27 APRIL

Saint Joseph Parish
from the envelopes and $98.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,368.00 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 ($140.85) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

Saint Francis deSales Parish
from the envelopes and $54.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $268.00 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 ($27.03) of this collection is available for operating the parish. This is a deficit!



 26 April

Nobody  won the $100.00

 27 April

Nobody  won the $150.00

 28 April

Nobody won the $50.00

29 April

Nobody  won the $50.00

30 April

Shirley B won the $50.00

01 May

Nobody won the $50.00

02 May

Mary R won the $50.00

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Tuesday, 06 May
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 08 May
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 09 May
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

THE SANCTUARY LAMP is offered, during the week of 04 - 10 May, in loving memory of Nat and Ida Piccioni, at the request of Bob and Sharon and daughter, Marina.

THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 04 - 10 May, in loving memory of Lillian Cappetta Kevy, at the request of her daughter, Phyllis, and family.

THE PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH IS NOT JUST A FUTURE EVENT. IT IS ALREADY IN PROGRESS! The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning San Francisco's archbishop over the archdiocese's refusal to provide adoption services to same-sex couples and urged local, state, and federal officials to condition government funding for Catholic Charities on compliance with applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those that apply to LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered) persons.

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05 May
Joseph F. Bassininsky
Emma Villella Tranquillo

06 May
Chad J. Marianelli

07 May
Ashley A. Cory
Kyle D. Shappell

08 May
ames F. Barbetta
Joseph R. Frinzi
Virginia Sanko Galle
John Kemple
Phyllis C. Kevy
Mandy L. Leymeister
Michele Sedicino Weiss

09 May
Dominick D'Alessandro
Charles E. Drummey
Rosemary Chillemi Powanda

10 May
Stephen J. Matz
Eugene M. Trabosh
Joseph J. Weidner

11 May
Francis M. Boncore
April M. Hoysock
Mary Anne Luppino
Patricia Brennan Piccioni
John D. Weiss *



* A special birthday! Born on 11 May 1928, Mr. Weiss is about to observe his 80th birthday!
In 1929, when John was a very little boy, the banks went belly up and many persons lost their life savings! Nevertheless, John didn't give up on banks. He married a banker (Frances DeMatteo) and has lived happily ever after.

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St. Joseph Parish sold 639 calendars.
St. Francis deSales Parish sold 42 calendars.
Total number of calendars sold: 681.
At $5.00 each, the gross revenue amounted to $3,405.00.
Deduct from this the following:
$1,900.00 in prizes;
$70.00 in printing;
$42.16 in postage.
Total deductions: $2,012.16.
Net revenue: $1,392.84.
Divided between the two parishes
in proportion to number of calendars sold by each:
St. Joseph Parish (93.8%) earned $1,306.94.
St. Francis deSales Parish (6.2%) earned $85.90.

Wednesday, 7 May
7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish Hall

St. Joseph Parish: $3,565.00
St. Francis deSales Parish: $294.00
According to the newspaper, some malcontents are planning to walk from Middleport to Allentown in order to hassle Bishop Cullen on the matter of church closings. Pathetic! I encourage anyone who might be thinking of participating in this silliness to cease and desist. If anyone invites
YOU to participate in a protest march to Allentown, I suggest you tell him to take a hike.

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 05

I ask everyone who subscribes to HBO to cancel it. (I don't have it, so I can't cancel it!) When you cancel it, be specific about WHY you are cancelling it.
Let the cable company know that you will not re-subscribe to HBO unless they fire Bill Maher.
In addition, you can sign the petition online
Go to:
"The Pope used to be a Nazi and he wears funny hats …. and ladies, he's single!"
"The Catholic Church's attitude: We're here; we're queer; get used to it!"
" …..whenever a cult leader (the Pope) sets himself up as God's infallible wingman here on Earth, lock away the kids."
"The Catholic Church is a child-abusing religious cult….and the Pope operates outside the bounds of the law."
"The Catholic Church is the Bear Stearns of organized pedophilia."
"If you have a few hundred followers and you let some of them molest children, they call you a cult leader. If you have a billion, they call you 'pope'."
These are ugly attempts at jokes.
I realize that they don't make for pleasant reading, but it's important for us to be aware of those who hate us.

Q - Do you know the difference between Bill Maher and Mehmet Ali Agca?
A - Mehmet Ali Agca had the decency to say that he was sorry for what he did, thereby giving God some leeway to show him mercy.

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The following letter came from a gentleman who lives in North Carolina. I do not know him. I have never met him.
For obvious reasons, I am omitting his name, the name of his parish and the name of the city where he lives.
A check for five hundred dollars made out to St. Francis deSales Parish was enclosed.

Dear Fr. Connolly:
My name is ______ ________, a parishioner of __________ ______ Church in _____________, North Carolina. Please find enclosed a donation to St. Francis deSales Parish.
My parish is in the grips of Modernism/paganism. A friend of mine gives me your parish bulletin to read, and I just want you to know that I receive more authentic Catholic teaching in reading one bulletin than I do from attending an entire year at my parish.
Thank you for your fidelity to Holy Mother Church.
In Christ,

My Reply

Dear Mr. ______:
On behalf of St. Francis deSales Parish, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this generous and unforeseen donation. These "dollars from North Carolina" are truly "pennies from heaven"!
Thank you for your kind words about our parish bulletin. I am more than happy that you find it interesting and even helpful.
I have not spent much time in North Carolina, except for one memorable and enjoyable day at Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks. I had great fun sliding down some sand dunes, but right now I can't remember the exact name of the site.
I'm profoundly sorry that your parish is afflicted with what you describe as Modernism/paganism, but I'm grateful that you (and at least a few others, I hope) are not taken in by it.
May you have the strength and the wisdom to endure until God sees fit to send relief.
I know that you have a new bishop in North Carolina. He is a native of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which is traditionally a bastion of orthodoxy. Keep him informed of what is happening in your parish and give him time to do what he thinks needs to be done. Most of all, support him with your prayers.
I ask God to bless you and your family.
In Christ Jesus -
Fr. Edward B. Connolly

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 07 / 08


It occurs to me that the word "Modernism" (see pages 7 and 8) might be unfamiliar to many persons. Allow me to try a brief explanation. First of all, Modernism is a heresy. More accurately, it is the synthesis of all heresies. It was the subject matter of an encyclical entitled "Pascendi" written by the great Pope Saint Pius X and promulgated in 1907.
I am listing here three characteristics of the heresy known as Modernism. Ask yourself if you have ever come across these ideas or attitudes.
#1 - A spirit (attitude) of complete emancipation from Church authority: This includes the attitude that "science" and "faith" are in opposition to one another, that politics must be kept separate from religion, that the private conscience must not be subject to the magisterium of the Church.
#2 - A spirit (attitude) that glorifies change: The dominant idea here is that anything that is old or "from the past" or fixed or stationary is useless and outmoded, that truth is always in process and can never be nailed down, that everything is in need of change and that change is a perpetual law unto itself.
#3 - A spirit (attitude) that feelings (sentiments) are superior to doctrines: that reconciliation among all human beings and among all religions must be sought via "the feelings of the heart", rather than through truth, that feelings are much more important than doctrines, that truth either does not exist or else is unknowable. It is the triumph of Rodney King in our time!

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION for five children of our two parishes will be held on Sunday, 25 May, at the 10:45 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church.
The five FHC children will meet with Fr. Connolly at 10:00 a.m., in St. Joseph Rectory, on the next three Saturdays:
10 May, 17 May and 24 May
David J. Chiplonia / 12th grade / Nativity / 1st Honors
Vincent J. Baiocco Jr. / 8th grade / All Saints / 2nd Honors
Dominic J. Chiplonia / 8th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Albert J. Yackenchick Jr. / 7th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Dominic F. Piccioni / 6th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Aaron A. Tranquillo / 6th grade / All Saints / 1st Honors
Dominic J. Chiplonia received the Wellington Daubert Memorial Award for Scholar Athlete.
Vincent J. Baiocco Jr. received the John Bulino Memorial Award for Team Player.
Congratulations to both of these good lads! They are members of St. Joseph Parish and 8th graders at All Saints.

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 10

Last week, Fr. Connolly was insincere.
This week, he is sincere.
Gee, that's nice to know!
How does one account for such a sudden (and welcome) turnaround?
It's like this: On Thursday, 1 May, in between the Holyday Masses, I went to a local "ear, nose and throat" doctor (otolaryngologist) in order to have some wax removed from my ear canals. For some reason (don't ask me why), some members of the human species are prone to accumulation of wax in their ear canals. Periodically, this wax has to be removed, preferably by someone who knows what he (she) is doing.
So, I am happy to say that, since Ascension Thursday, I am "without wax".
But did you know that "without wax" in Latin is "sine cera"?
"Sine" is "without" and "cera" is "wax".
So, the etymology of our English word "sincere" is "without wax".
Many centuries ago, there was a custom among sculptors, especially those who worked on commission, to engrave the words "sine cera" on the base of the statue (or bust) that they had sculpted.
They did this as a sort of testimony to the integrity of their work product.
Reason: There were some dishonest sculptors who would cover up defects in their work with wax. The wax would not be noticed at first by the purchaser - at least not until the weather got a bit warmer, at which point the wax would start to melt. By this time, the dishonest sculptor had probably taken his money and skipped town! So, the words "sine cera" came to imply "what you see is what you get" and "no tricks, no ruses, no deceit, no cover ups".
Moral of the story: If you suffer from insincerity, make an appointment with your local ear-nose-and-throat doctor!

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 11

Garden Tips

Alberto lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig his tomato garden, but the ground was hard. He was no longer young. Arthritis flared in his knees and shoulders whenever he picked up his garden tools. Times were difficult. His only son, Vincenzo, who used to help him, was in prison for (allegedly) being involved with (alleged) Mafiosi. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.
Dearest Vincenzo:
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If only you were here, my troubles would be over! I know you would dig the plot for me.
Your loving father,
A few days later he received a letter from his son.
Dearest Papa:
Do not do anything and do not dig up that garden. That's where I buried the bodies!
Your loving son,
The next morning FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
Dearest Papa:
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Your loving son,

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 12

PAUL J. ZIELINSKI Jr. will make his First Holy Communion during the 10:45 a.m. Mass today (Sunday, 4 May 08) at St. Joseph Church.
He will do so with permission from the pastor of his home parish, St. Agnes, Sellersville.
Paul (some people call him "PJ") is the eldest child of Paul J. Sr. and Maureen (Vivian) Zielinski, members of St. Agnes Parish, Sellersville.
Young Paul was baptized in St. Joseph Church in 1998 by his granduncle Edward. He thought it would be appropriate - and the pastor is in full agreement - to receive his First Holy Communion in the same church and from the same priest!
With great joy, I welcome my favorite grandnephew to full participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Paul is a wonderful boy, much loved by his parents and grandparents and by all the extended family. We are proud of him and look forward to being with him in heaven. At that time, by God's grace, may the circle be unbroken.

11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph Parish Hall
Six dollars for an adult or a teenager and three dollars for a child.
Last spaghetti supper until September!

stjos/stfds: 05.04.2008 - 13


Saturday, 03 May
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent

Sunday, 04 May
7th Sunday of Easter
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on
PHILOMENA ("Mary") GENOVESE KUTCH (98th birthday)
by St. Joseph Parish Women's Guild
by their family

Monday, 05 May
Easter Weekday
10:00 a.m. -BERNIE DANZO
by Jim and Cindy Coyle

Wednesday, 07 May
Easter Weekday
10:00 a.m. -V.M.F. (month's mind)
by Rose Marie Fabiani Zeller

Friday, 09 May
Easter Weekday
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Saturday, 10 May
Vigil of Pentecost Sunday
by Anthony and Karen Pilo

Sunday, 11 May
Pentecost Sunday
9:15 a.m. - In Thanksgiving to SAINT PHILOMENA for answered prayers
by Cognita Deo
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar
by EBC

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