Saturday, 03 May
Sunday, 04 May
Monday, 05 May
Tuesday, 06 May
Thursday, 08 May
Friday, 09 May
Saturday, 10 May
Sunday, 11 May
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Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Tuesday, 06 May
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 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.
Joseph F. Bassininsky
Emma Villella Tranquillo
Chad J. Marianelli
Ashley A. Cory
Kyle D. Shappell
James F. Barbetta
Joseph R. Frinzi
Virginia Sanko Galle
Phyllis C. Kevy
Mandy L. Leymeister
Michele Sedicino Weiss
Charles E. Drummey
Rosemary Chillemi Powanda
Stephen J. Matz
Eugene M. Trabosh
Joseph J. Weidner
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.
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
St. Joseph Parish Hall
St. Joseph Parish: $3,565.00
St. Francis deSales Parish: $294.00
WALKING TO ALLENTOWN!
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.
CANCEL YOUR HBO
Q - Do you know the difference between Bill Maher and
Mehmet Ali Agca?
WE SHARE THE MAIL
The following letter came
from a gentleman who lives in North Carolina. I do not know
him. I have never met him.
Dear Fr. Connolly:
Dear Mr. ______:
WHAT THE HECK IS "MODERNISM"?
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.
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.
FROM INSINCERITY TO SINCERITY
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!
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.
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.
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.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Your loving son,
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.
SUNDAY, 4 MAY
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saint Joseph Parish Hall
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Six dollars for an adult or a teenager and three dollars for a child.
Last spaghetti supper until September!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent
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
12:15 p.m. - ANGELO and GERALDINE FOLINO
by their family
10:00 a.m. -BERNIE DANZO
by Jim and Cindy Coyle
10:00 a.m. -V.M.F. (month's mind)
by Rose Marie Fabiani Zeller
10:00 a.m. -ROSE MARIE CATALINI FRANK PLUSWICK
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
Vigil of Pentecost Sunday
6:00 p.m. - EVELYN DRUCKER ZIEGLER
by Anthony and Karen Pilo
9:15 a.m. - In Thanksgiving to SAINT PHILOMENA for answered prayers
by Cognita Deo
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StFdSPar / StJosPar