MASS SCHEDULE: 01 - 08 JUNE
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH

Saturday, 31 May
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - CATHERINE JULIAN LUPPINO
by her family

Sunday, 01 June
9th Sunday of Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - JOHN TORCELLO
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
10:45 a.m. - God's Blessings upon Rev. CHRISTOPHER S. BUTERA
(1st anniversary of ordination)
by his parents and his sister, Rona, and family

Monday, 02 June
SS. Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - VERNA SINKOVICH CLEMAS
by Julia and Rose

Tuesday, 03 June
St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - LEO L. WARD
by his co-workers at St. Joseph Rectory
7:00 p.m. - JOSEPH A. FABIANI
by David and Diane Cory and daughters

Wednesday, 04 June
Weekday
12:05 p.m. - God's Blessings and Health on ANNE CONNOLLY ZIELINSKI
by some friends at StJosPar
 

Thursday, 05 June
St. Boniface, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - DOMINIC A. TROILO
by his sisters, Tina and Liz
7:00 p.m. - ANNA SCIARRONE BARBETTA
by Sarah Donohue and Marian Verbelia

Friday, 06 June
St. Norbert, bishop (OptMem)
12:05 p.m. - JOSEPH A. LAPLACA
(6th anniversary)
by his mother, Julia
6:15 p.m. - KARL A. ZELLER
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Saturday, 07 June
Weekday
8:00 a.m. - Intentions: THIRD ORDER CARMELITES
by TOC Community
Vigil of Sunday
4:30 p.m. - DOMINICK VITTEMBERGHI
by his family

Sunday, 08 June
10th Sunday of Ordinary Time
7:45 a.m. - MARY ANN CODI GARRITY and son, CHRISTOPHER GARRITY
by James Codi
10:45 a.m. - RALPH OWENS
(anniversary of birth)
by Kitty Owens DiCello

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 LAST WEEKEND'S COLLECTION TOTALS:
24 / 25 MAY

Saint Joseph Parish
$1,497.00
from the envelopes and $235.00 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $1,732.00 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 $220.85 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

Saint Francis deSales Parish
$243.00
from the envelopes and $69.05 from the plate. Thank you.
When one deducts from the sum of these two figures, $312.05 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 $17.02 of this collection is available for operating the parish.

 

 RECENT OUTCOMES OF CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 Saturday

 24 May

 #719
Patti G won the $100.00
 Sunday

 25 May

 #304
Johanne F  won the 150.00
 Monday

 26 May

 #790
Lenny won the $50.00
 Tuesday

27 May

 #299
Nobody  won the $50.00
 Wednesday

28 May

 #423
R.L.F. won the $50.00
 Thursday

29 May

 #820
Thomas C won the $50.00
 Friday

30 May

 #752
Nobody won the $50.00

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  CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Tuesday, 03 June
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Thursday, 05 June
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
at St. Joseph's

Friday, 06 June
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
at St. Francis deSales'

THE SANCTUARY LAMP is offered, during the week of 01 - 07 June, in loving memory of Domenica ["Mamie"] DeMatteo LaSelva, at the request of John and Frances Weiss.

THE LOURDES GROTTO CANDLE is offered, during the week of 01 - 07 June, in loving memory of Nat and Ida Piccioni, at the request of Bob, Sharon and Marina.


INTERESTING MEETING
I went to a meeting at St. Mary Parish, Kutztown, on Thursday, 29 May. Actually, I went to TWO meetings at St. Mary Parish, Kutztown, on Thursday, 29 May. Bishop Cullen was at both of them. He told me a few interesting things - three interesting things, to be exact.
#1 - Saint Joseph Parish, Pottsville, will be closing up for good on 15 July 2008 at midnight.
#2 - Saint Francis deSales Parish, Mount Carbon, will also be closing up for good on 15 July 2008 at midnight.
#3 - Instead of sending me to man the take-out window at Dunkin' Donuts in order to serve coffee and hear confessions, he is sending me to be the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Girardville, and St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Girardville, effective 15 July 2008 at midnight.
I have only one question (actually two questions): Where is Girardville and how do I get there?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

02 June
Denise Cescon Swartz
Pamela Bowles Torquato

03 June
Cooper N. Chiplonia
Christopher C. Morris Sr.
Dominic J. Yanni

04 June
Michael J. Ayello
Kevin M. Carroll
Angela A. Spiess

05 June
Brent M. Gauntlett
Angela M. Piccioni

06 June
Michael D. Ayello
Darlene Zeiler Lango
Stella Modrijan Mohan
Connor J. Reber
Katrina L. Spirko

07 June
Marissa R. Chillemi
Anthony P. Generella
Jean Frew Seltzer
Jean Strincoskie Tassone

08 June
June A. Ayello
Gregory H. Merrick
Jonah A. Modesto
Maria T. Rinaldo

FIRST FRIDAY: 6 JUNE
Schedule
10:00 a.m. - Mass at StFdS
12:05 p.m. - Mass at StJos
6:15 p.m. - Mass at StJos
7:00 p.m. - Holy Hour at StJos

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CONTRIBUTORS TO BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2008

Please note:
We depend on the BAA Office in Allentown for updates. We do not receive this information with maximum promptness. It is quite possible that your name is not on this list, even though it should be. If that be so, please let us know.

StJosPar
ACKER, Mary Elizabeth Troilo
BARBETTA, Caroline A. (+)
BARONE, Angelo / Kay
BUTERA, Ralph / Kathleen
CERULLO, William J.
CHALINSKY, Jeanette Ciorlanti
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
DERAMO, Anthony N.
DeSTEFANO, Andy / Loreta
DiCELLO, Katherine Owens
ECKLEY, Henry / Peggy
FRINZI, Joseph / Sandra
GETZEY, Robert / Denise
HANLON, Gregory / Aleece
HOFFECKER, Victoria LaPlaca
KEVY, Phyllis C.
KRIZNO, John J.
KUTCH, John / Patricia
KUTCH, Philomena Genovese
LEYMEISTER, Harvey / Doris

 PASCUZZO, Albert / Martha
PICCIONI, Emidio A.
PILO, Pasquale / Mary
POPECK, Frank / Rose
RIOTTO, Joseph R.
RUTECKY, William / Christine
SCHENCK, Thomas M.
THYE, James A.
StJosPar
Goal:          $11,748
So far           $5025
To go:          $6723

StFdSPar
WYCHUNAS, Gerald / Tina

StFdSPar
Goal:          $1,412
So far            $120
To go:         $1,292


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A WOMAN I SAW
I attended a large festive social gathering not too long ago. Just so you know: It was not held in Schuylkill County. None of the persons in attendance at the gathering were - as far as I know - residents of Schuylkill County. In fact, I would bet that few, if any, of the persons at the gathering would have even a vague idea of where Schuylkill County is located, let alone Pottsville, let alone Mount Carbon.
All of the foregoing is my attempt at a giant disclaimer, so that no one suspects that I am referring to anyone who is locally known. I assure you, I am not!
Anyway, here is my point: I saw a woman at the gathering. She was not unattractive. In fact, at first glance, she was not the least bit unattractive. She was thirty-something. I did not know who she is. I do not know who she is. I don't know anything about her other than what I am about to tell you.
Because it was a festive gathering, this woman was dressed in a festive garment, such as women are wont to wear when people gather for happy times.
As I saw this woman go out onto the dance floor by herself in order to do what people do on dance floors - dance! - I saw to my distress that she had rather large tattoos on both of her arms, plus another tattoo somewhat south by southeast of her left clavicle.
Immediately, I experienced a spontaneous feeling of revulsion, such as one might experience when confronted with extreme ugliness. I felt an acute pain in my aesthetic sense.
Pardon me if that sounds uncharitable, but I insist that it is really not uncharitable. Why not? Well, because it did not proceed from my will. I take responsibility for all of the acts of my will.
However, spontaneous feelings are something else altogether. I take no moral responsibility for them, although I do, as must we all, take moral responsibility for the decisions that are suggested by such feelings. I am referring to hateful words or deeds.

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Back to the spontaneous feeling of revulsion: I think to myself: This woman certainly has a mother and a father. Who they are or where they are, I have no idea, but I wonder how they feel about having a tattooed daughter. Probably they don't say anything - either because they are dead or else they are weary and worn out or else because they, like their daughter, have surrendered to the World.
She probably has a sibling or two or three or four or more. I wonder how they feel about having a tattooed sister. Of course, it is possible that one or more of them marches to the same drumbeat as their sister. I have no idea.
I doubt that the woman has a husband or a boyfriend. If so, she would probably not have gone out onto the dance floor unaccompanied.
Why am I including this in the bulletin? It is, I think, highly unlikely that any female member of StJosPar or StFdSPar or any other woman who reads this bulletin is thinking of getting a tattoo.
However, having said that, I just want to say something about women and tattoos. If what I say makes anyone angry, all I can say is that it's not the first time someone got angry at me and it won't be the last. Here is what I want to say:
Women are beautiful and noble. A woman's body is a magnificent work of art. [Three cheers for God the Creator!] I am absolutely certain that it saddens and disappoints God the Father to see the body of one of His daughters defiled with tattoos!
When I see a woman who has a tattoo, a warning light goes on in my brain. Personality disorder? Inner turmoil? Deep hurt? Spirit of unchastity? Emotional deprivation? As surely as God made little green apples, something went haywire somewhere!
The appropriate response to such women is prayer on their behalf.

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WE SHARE THE MAIL
Dear Father Connolly and parish members:
I realize you do not know me. My name is Jennifer. My grandparents attend your church.
I have friends - the Sincavage family. Their baby, Tyler, is really sick. He is fighting for his life today at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. I was hoping you could include Tyler and his family in your prayers.
He really needs prayers and so does his family, to get through this difficult time.
Thank you so much for your time.
Have a good day.....
Sincerely,
Jennifer Beach

Please say a prayer for the child referenced above. Say a prayer of your own choosing or say the following:

THE MEMORARE

Remember, most compassionate Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come. Before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition but, in thy clemency, hear and answer it. Amen.
*****************************************************************
My petition, Holy Mother, is that you would intercede on behalf of the child, Tyler Sincavage, and on behalf of his parents. May God's perfect Will be accomplished in all of them.

 

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

In memory of
Edward F. Ginther

Andy and Loreta DeStefano

In memory of
Caroline A. Barbetta

Andy and Loreta DeStefano
In memory of
Leo L. Ward

Andy and Loreta DeStefano
Scott Hasenauer

 SAINT JOSEPH PARISH WOMEN'S GUILD MEETING
Parish Hall
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 04 June

 THE BOOKMARK OF OUR MOTHER AMONG THE SAINTS
TERESA
OF AVILA

Appropriate now! Appropriate always! We'll give it to you in the original (i.e. Spanish) because it sounds neater that way. Then we'll give it to you in English.
Nada te turbe;
nada te espante;
todo se pasa;
Dios no se muda,
la paciencia
todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene,
nada le falta.
Solo Dios basta.
Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

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 MASS SCHEDULE: 01 - 08 JUNE
SAINT
FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH

Saturday, 31 May
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - MIKE and CATHERINE DUNBROWNEY
by their daughter, Nancy

Sunday, 01 June
9th Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - LOUISE LUCAS
by Henry and Peggy Eckley
12:15 p.m. - MARY ANN CODI GARRITY
by Joseph and Marie Palerino

Wednesday, 04 June
Weekday
10:00 a.m. - God's Blessings on CAROLAN MARY WHITNEY
by her family

Friday, 06 June
St. Norbert, bishop (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - Intentions of the MOHAN FAMILY
by the family

Saturday, 07 June
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - FRED YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag

Sunday, 08 June
10th Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - EDWARD W. KULL
by Barbara Sciarrone Kasper and family
12:15 p.m. - ROBERT YOUNG
by Andy and Clare Alfonsi

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