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Wednesday, 14 May
Thursday, 15 May
Friday, 16 May
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03 / 04 MAY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Tuesday, 13 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 11
- 17 May, in loving memory of Anthony J. Luppino (anniversary
of birth), at the request of his sons and grandchildren.
THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 11 - 17 May, in loving memory of Anthony and Jennie Morris, at the request of their daughter, Ugenia Morris Caravan.
BIBLE STUDY this week will be held on Thursday, 15 May, instead of Tuesday, 13 May. Same time and place: 10:30 a.m. in LaSala - the basement meeting room of St. Joseph Rectory.
Reason: Fr. Connolly will be taking part in a funeral in Harrisburg on Tuesday
Matthew S. Griffin
Steven F. Mattera
Madelyn C. Weidner
Christopher L. Carestia
Joseph S. Hullihan 3rd
Victoria Yarosh Pasqua
Lori Tranquillo Mulhall
Michael A. Piccioni
None, as far as we know.
Marcia L. Alati
Joseph P. Cescon
Stephen J. Santai
Samuel J. Chiodo
Helene M. Kercheski
Melissa Galati Reber
Jarod J. Bassininsky
Christopher F. Brinich
Loreta Nicolo DeStefano
Katherine Oler Piccioni
Evan G. Vidal
|PLEASE PRAY FOR a boy who died suddenly in his home in Harrisburg on Thursday, 9 May. James F. Cabell, age 15, is the son of Fredrick and Laurie (Cunningham) Cabell and the brother of Jane Cabell. James started out in life as a member of St. Francis deSales Parish, when the Cabell family was living in Forest Hills. When he was two or three years old, his family moved to Harrisburg. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 13 May, in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Harrisburg. Mass cards / words of condolence may be sent to the family at 3909 Brisban Street, Harrisburg PA.|
CAROLINE ANGELA ROSE BARBETTA,
a member of Saint Joseph Parish, died on Monday, 5 May.
Born on 23 November 1918, she was 89 years of age.
Caroline is one of the eight children - six sons and two daughters - of the late James [aka Isidore] and Maria (Luongo) Barbetta.
Note: At the funeral Mass, I misread the name of Caroline's father as it is recorded in the baptism register. I read the name as "Theodore". I regret the error. Someone kindly pointed out to me later on that his name was Isidore. Fr. DeStefano's script and my eyesight are not always in sync. That's my excuse until I think of a better one. [EBC]
Caroline's sister and two of her brothers survive her: Eleanor Barbetta Hughes; Nick Barbetta; Albert Barbetta.
Her four deceased brothers are: Alfonso Barbetta; Angelo J. Barbetta; Eugene C. Barbetta; Joseph Barbetta.
Caroline was a life-long member of St. Joseph Parish. She was baptized in St. Joseph Church on 1 June 1919 by Fr. DeStefano.
Baptism is entry into the death of Jesus - but if into His death, then also into His resurrection!
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Joseph Church on Thursday, 8 May. The interment took place in the parish cemetery.
We commend Caroline to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we ask that she will be given a share in His resurrection.
Eternal rest grant unto Caroline, 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.
And God populated the earth
with broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and all manner of green and
yellow vegetables, so that Man and Woman would live long and
DONATE TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD!
(I am taking the risk of trusting
that readers of this parish bulletin are smart enough to recognize
irony when they come across it. But, just so you know for certain,
please know that the words printed at the top of this page are
not meant to be taken seriously! They are meant to be taken
the opposite of seriously! They are meant to catch your attention,
so that you read the rest of the article! Okay? Everybody got
that? Let us proceed!)
want to specify that abortion to help a minority group, would
that be possible?
from Sunday, 4 May, came to, came to, came to
Now you're not going to believe this / You're going to say that we're lying / Or else you're going to say that this is a misprint / Or else you're going to say that we're mathematically challenged / Well, you can say anything you want to say, it's a free country, but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is that the spaghetti profit came to
One thousand seven hundred fifteen dollars and forty-five cents. ($1,715.45)
This, of course, is off-the-wall wonderful and good and is an all-time all-timer!
So, allow me to find elegant and gracious words that are worthy of the occasion.
Okay, I think I've found them. Here they come:
THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!
Try to hold on until then!
|Betty Kline held the winning ticket (#608289) from the 50/50 drawing at the spaghetti supper. Her winnings came to $40.00.|
Alexander Koinski / 6th grade / All Saints / First Honors
(Inadvertently omitted from last weekend's bulletin. Sorry about that!)
WORDS YOU MIGHT WANT TO "FILE AWAY" IN YOUR BRAIN - to be quoted, perhaps, at some crucial time, e.g. when arguing with (excuse me, I mean "having a spirited discussion with) someone who is pro-choice, aka pro-abortion, especially when he / she says that the unborn entity is anything less than a human person..
Everyone is NOT entitled to his or her own facts.
PRIOR TO THE PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY (22 April), Barack Obama was giving a campaign speech in Johnstown. The subject of making abortion and contraception available to teenagers came up during the Q &A. Here is what Senator Obama said:
"Look, I got two daughters - nine years old and six years old. I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but, if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at age sixteen, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."
Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, St. Clair
Sunday, 18 May
8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
$5.00 for adults and children eight and older
$2.00 for children seven and younger
Sponsored by the Holy Name Society
The Capuchins in Philadelphia,
the Legionaries of Christ in Thornwood NY and
the St. Mary's Benedictine Monastery in Morristown NJ
are hosting exciting
LIVE-IN VOCATIONAL RETREATS!
23 to 26 May; 20 to 22 June
2 to 6 July; 8 to 10 August.
Pray and work with the community and hear the informative vocational talks.
These retreats are very popular. So, make your reservations soon.
There is no cost, but space is limited.
If you take a bus or plane to the nearest major city, someone will arrange to give you a ride from the airport or bus terminal.
Call 1-800-221-1807 for more information.
PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE
10:45 A.M. MASS at St. Joseph Church on
4 May may have noticed a number of "strange faces".
You probably figured it out on your own, but I'll tell you anyway:
Those "strange faces" belonged to members of my immediate
and extended family.
They were here for one First Holy Communion and for three baptisms!
Here are two anecdotes from the day:
Ten-year-old grandnephew Paul Joseph Zielinski Jr. told me he wants to be a priest. He asked me when I am going to retire and if he can take over then. I told him that would be fine with me, but that we might have to work out the details of the transition with the gentleman we call "the Bishop".
Three-year-old grandnephew Ryan Edward Grimaldi asked his mother why Uncle Edward was washing the dishes at Mass. He said he wants to go back to "Uncle Edward's house". I don't recall him saying that he wants to be a priest, but maybe that's what is on his mind. If so, he can help me do the dishes.
It is unusual for Pentecost and Mother's Day
to coincide on the calendar. This is due to the very early Easter
date this year. So, we pray for a special outpouring of the
Holy Spirit on all of the mothers of our two parishes and on
all mothers everywhere.
KINDNESS - GOODNESS - MILDNESS - FAITH -
LONG-SUFFERING - MODESTY - CONTINENCE - CHASTITY
I remember that, as a child, I was a BIG HELP
to my mother in her efforts to manifest in her life two particular
Fruits of the Spirit: Patience and Long Suffering.
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
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
SS. Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs; St. Pancras, martyr (OptMems)
10:00 a.m. - Rev. RICHARD NELKE
by Jim and Cindy Coyle
St. Matthias, apostle (Fst)
10:00 a.m. -JOSEPHINE GERACE BERCHER
by Charles Barone and Gail Barone
10:00 a.m. -JAMES McGEE
by his niece, Kathy
Vigil of Holy Trinity Sunday
6:00 p.m. - BAMBINA ANGELUCCI DERAMO
by her daughter, Mary Deramo Measel
Holy Trinity Sunday
9:15 a.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his sister, Anne, and his brother, Vincent
12:15 p.m. - VINCENT RICCIOTTI
by his daughter, Marie Ricciotti Horner