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Saturday, 14 June
Sunday, 15 June
31 MAY / 01 JUNE
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
Tuesday, 10 June
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'
Q - How does an Irishman propose to his sweetheart?
A - He says: "Bridget, how would you like to be buried with my folks?"
WITH THAT AS OUR INTRO, we want everyone to know that there is still time to purchase a grave at Saint Joseph Parish Cemetery at the ridiculously low price of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
We can guarantee this price only until 14 July 2008!
It is possible (although I cannot know for certain) that the price will change after that date and, if it changes, you can be certain that it will not change to the advantage of the buyer.
Carpe diem! Call 570-622-3081. Ask for Digger O'Dell.
All of our graves are guaranteed to be made of genuine 100% made-in-America dirt! No additives! No artificial ingredients!
Q - Why is Saint Joseph Cemetery such a popular place?
A - Because people know that they always get a lot for their money!
Elvis Aaron Hullihan
Krystle L. Hullihan
Ian P. Keck
Dolores Romansky Lazarchick
Kelly Ann McCord
Salvatore Seth Modesto
Eleanor Meros Barone
Victoria M. Centeleghe
Kurt R. Kemmerling Jr.
Gilda Monti Matz
Betty Kanger Frantz
Francis J. Gallo
Lora A. Miranda
Anthony F. Tranquillo
Paul B. Weidner
Tyler J. George
Wayne F. Morris
Ronald A. Mercuri
Barbara Ayello Potts
Connor R. Verhagen
Santa Strasico Blackwell
Frank A. LaPlaca Jr.
Teresa Mary Mercuri Rinaldo
Sophie Samay Eckley
Nicholas A. Galle
Angelina Lynn Laub
We regret that we overlooked the 29 May BD of Helen Jenkins Piccioni in last weekend's bulletin. We hope we didn't make her cry. If we did, we apologize. In fact, we apologize even if we didn't make her cry! Belated Happy Birthday, Helen!
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THE TEN CLASSIC PERSONALITY DISORDERS
#01 - Antisocial Personality
#03 - Borderline Personality
#04 - Dependent Personality
#05 - Histrionic Personality
#06 - Narcissistic
#07 - Obsessive-Compulsive
#08 - Paranoid Personality
#09 - Schizoid Personality
#10 - Schizotypal Personality
We tend to be sympathetic towards persons
who have cancer, arthritis, diabetes and lumbago. We make abundant
allowances for persons who are blind or deaf. We would never
think of being unkind to someone who is cognitively deprived
or mentally challenged.
Q - To what extent are human beings FULLY RESPONSIBLE for
their bad or unpleasant behavior?
THEREFORE, we muddle through. We pray for everyone. We forgive everyone. We try to understand everyone but, when we don't, we make the decision to love them and to forgive them and not to make their lives more difficult than they already are.
We might want to use the categories on pages 07 and 08 in order to examine ourselves. Do we exhibit any of these behaviors? If we do and if we can change, then let us ask God to help us to change. Do persons we know exhibit any of these behaviors? If so, let us not presume that they can readily change. Pray for them and forgive them. Let us not be quick to take offense.
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM
AN ARTICLE that appeared in the Sunday,
25 May, edition of the Herald - Mail, a newspaper that serves
the Hagerstown (MD) area.
St. Joseph parishioner Rosa Alfonsi Lilley - usually a very shy, reserved and withdrawn person - was so proud of her 17-year-old grandson, Michael, that she showed the pastor the article chronicling his recent success.
I thought it would be appropriate to re-print a portion of the article in our parish bulletin because I admire young Michael's keen awareness of God and his submission to God.
If you want to read the entire article and / or if you want to see the photo of Michael crossing the victory line, you can check it out online:
Lilley repeats as state champion
in 1A boys 1,600
BALTIMORE - Michael Lilley was not about to settle for another second-place finish at the Maryland State Track & Field Championships on Saturday.
"There was no messing around today," the Williamsport junior said. Lilley pulled away from Western Tech's Chris Mills in the final 200 meters to win the Class 1A boys 1,600 for the second straight year.
His time of 4 minutes, 26.33 seconds was a personal best by more than 3 seconds. Mills was second in 4:28.98.
"We got to the final 200 and I knew everyone was praying for me, and I couldn't let my team down," said Lilley, who finished second to Mills in the 3,200 and ran a leg of the Wildcats' second-place 4x800 relay on Thursday, when the meet began. "Mills won the 3,200, and I was like, 'I can't let him get me today.'
"To defend my title is just an amazing feeling. It's really special that God allows me to compete at a high level."
|Young Michael reminds me somewhat of another godly man, viz. Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire. May God grant him every success!|
MATTHEW PATRICK DUBÉ
third child (third son) of James and Jennifer (Gownley) Dubé, will be baptized today (Sunday) in Saint Joseph Church.
Baptism will cause this child to be ontologically changed!
If you are not familiar with the technical term "ontologically changed", we invite you to become familiar with it.
You probably remember, from your catechism days, that there are three sacraments that "put a permanent mark on the soul" and that these sacraments are the three "non-repeatable sacraments". If you do remember this, then you already have some idea of what is meant by "ontologically changed".
BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION and HOLY ORDERS are the three sacraments that produce an ontological change. They are non-repeatable, permanent, once-and-done! Once received, there is nothing the Church can do and nothing the recipient can do to undo their primary effect. They change one's very being.
Little Matthew will be forever changed today in the deepest recesses of his being! The curse of Adam will be removed. Moreover, he will receive the gift of participation in the Divine Nature. This gift is called "sanctifying grace". He will be lifted up to the dignity of adopted son of the First Person of the Godhead.
We are grateful to God for creating this little boy. We are grateful to James and Jennifer for pro-creating him!
We are grateful beyond measure to God for giving this little boy the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Welcome to the Catholic Church, dear Matthew Patrick! God bless your Mom and Dad and all who love you.
SOME GRADUATES WE HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT
daughter of Michael and Catherine (Lucas) Whitney, graduated
from the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Marlin Campus. In
doing so, she received Distinguished Honors.
Call the parish secretary (622-3081) to let us know of any other parishioners who graduated this month (or last month) from 8th grade, high school, college or reform school.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS): a joint venture of St. Patrick Parish and St. John
the Baptist Parish
Fr. Connolly will NOT be accepting any offer - either from Mr. McCain or from Mr. Obama - to join either ticket as candidate for Vice President.
No offer has been made, but I just want to make my position clear just in case an offer comes.
I'll have enough on my plate with two parishes in Girardville!
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW
Q - Since my parish is closing, what parish should I join?
A - In the case of Pottsville / Mount Carbon, St. Patrick Parish will expand to embrace the territory previously assigned to Mary Queen of Peace Parish and to St. Francis deSales Parish. (Notice we do not include St. Joseph Parish. That is because St. Joseph Parish is not and never was a territorial parish.) Therefore, it makes sense for persons who belong to StFdSPar or to MQPPar to join StPatPar. However, it is permissible - if not by law, at least by custom - to join St. John the Baptist Parish, if you prefer. StJtBPar does not have territory. It is historically a German parish. (I think all German parishes lost their territories as a result of the Treaty of Versailles, but I'm not sure of that.) Quite frankly, you are free to join any parish your little heart desires, as long as the parish you join is in peace and communion with the Bishop of Allentown and the Holy See.
Q - Will my membership be transferred automatically to Saint Patrick Parish?
A - No, it will not. You will have to join on purpose. You can do this by visiting St. Patrick Rectory office or else by calling 622-1802 during business hours. But don't you dare do this until midnight of 15 July 2008!
Q - Do I need to have my records transferred from StJosPar to the parish I shall be joining?
A - It's strange. Several persons have asked me that question. The answer, short and simple, is this: No!
I think what people have in mind is this: What happens to the records of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Death? The answer is this: All such records that exist at StJosPar and at StFdSPar and at MQPPar will be physically transported to StPatPar. Forever after, anyone who ever received Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation or Matrimony at StJosPar, StFdSPar or MQPPar will be able to receive a certificate attesting to same by contacting StPatPar. Same with death records, of course.
Q - Is it true that Msgr. O'Connor will give Fr. Connolly five dollars a head (for his personal use) for each StJos or StFdS parishioner who registers at StPatPar?
A - That hasn't come up in conversation yet but I do thank you for the suggestion! Yes, indeed, I thank you very much!
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - FRED YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
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
St. Ephrem, deacon, doctor (OptMem)
10:00 a.m. - Health and God's Blessings on EVA ZEMANEK GONTIS
by her husband, Jim
St. Barnabas, apostle (OblMem)
10:00 a.m. - CHILDREN of the WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla
Vigil of Sunday
6:00 p.m. - WILLIAM E. BRENNAN
by his brother, Vincent, and his sister, Anne
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
9:15 a.m. - God's Blessings on
JOSEPH MICHAEL BENEDICT WHITNEY
by his family
12:15 p.m. - FRANCIS JOSEPH PURCELL
by his sons: Francis, Jimmy and Brian