SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH
Vigil of Sunday
04:30 p.m. - ANTHONY J. LUPPINO
by his sons and his grandchildren
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time
07:45 a.m. - LOUIS and MARY TROILO
by Tina and Liz
10:45 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin (OblMem)
12:05 p.m. - HARRY O. LILLEY
by his son, Harry, and daughter-in-law, Rosa
SAINT FRANCIS deSALES CHURCH
Saturday, 12 July
Vigil of Sunday
06:00 p.m. - In Thanksgiving for Answered Prayer
(safe return of Charles J. Cescon from Iraq)
by Joseph T. Cescon and family
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
09:15 a.m. - DICK YUENGLING Sr.
by Nancy Dunbrowney Haag
12:15 p.m. - PARISHIONERS: StJosPar / StFdSPar
SAINT PATRICK CHURCH
Tuesday, 15 July
St. Bonaventure, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
06:30 a.m. - JAMES F. and MARY ELLEN EAGAN
08:00 a.m. - PAT EVANS LORD
by Bill and Dot Elison
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OptMem)
06:30 a.m. - MILDRED A. SMITH
08:00 a.m. - MICHAEL J. DeSTEFANO
by Richard and Melissa DeStefano
06:30 a.m. - EDWARD and MARY GORMAN
by Mary Louise McGinley and family
08:00 a.m. - FRANCIS A. KALYAN
by his wife, Rose
St. Camillus deLellis, priest (OptMem)
06:30 a.m. - MERVYN and AGNES GOTTSCHALL
08:00 a.m. - THOMAS and JOSEPH HOBBS
08:00 a.m. - BERNIA ZUBERBUHRLER
by Elizabeth Ely
Vigil of Sunday
04:15 p.m. - MATTHEW J. SOPHY
by Ann McKeown and family
06:00 p.m. - JANE F. DRIES
by Mary Dries
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
07:30 a.m. - MEMBERS: StPat Memorial Fund
09:30 a.m. - DANIEL C. DEAN
11:00 a.m. - PARISHIONERS: StPatPar
05 / 06 JULY
Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Francis deSales Parish
For outcomes after 13 July, call St. Patrick Rectory!
Where do you find elephants?
How do you put an elephant into refrigerator?
Melissa Kalyan Chewey
Shannon McElhenny Hullihan
Mark A. Iacobacci
Rose M. Mercuri
Trinity G. Reedy
Bernard J. Visnefski Jr.
Donald C. Frantz II
Anne Williams Moore
Gerard J. Fabiani
Anthony J. Trabosh
Yvonne K. Miller
Elizabeth Ketrick Murgido
Vincent A. Albo
Elizabeth Jacey Martinson
Gino P. Ricigliano
Emily E. Shappell
None, as far as we know.
None, as far as we know.
COMMENT ON ABOVE
A question came to my mind as I was typing up the birthday list for this bulletin (the final bulletin). The question was this: Do I have the canonical right to wish "Happy Birthday" in the parish bulletin to persons who will have their birthdays after 14 July, inasmuch as I shall cease to be their pastor at midnight between 14 and 15 July? The question is not whether I have a personal right to wish them a "Happy Birthday". I certainly have that! The question is whether I have a canonical right to wish them a "Happy Birthday" and to do so in the parish bulletin.
Whenever I am uncertain, I consult with Kateri, the Parish Cat. She has a lot of practical wisdom and knows a bit about Canon Law. When I asked her if it would be okay for me to wish the 15 to 20 July BD people a Happy Birthday in the bulletin, she looked at me and said, quite confidently, "Meow". I interpreted this as meaning "Sure, why not? Just do it and be done with it! If you get any flak from the Front Office, refer them to me!"
WE SHARE THE MAIL
A friend of mine sent me an email that was attached to a news story from Yahoo.
The headline on the story was this: Alex Rodriguez has split from wife.
Here is my summary of that news story:
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and his wife, Cynthia Scurtis, have separated amid allegations that Alex has been unfaithful. Upon separating from him, Cynthia went to visit Lenny Kravitz. This fomented a rumor that Cynthia and Lenny were having an affair! Lenny's response to this rumor was as follows: "I opened my home to her as a friend and I find it extremely hurtful that I am now being referred to as an adulterer."
Here is the exchange of emails.
Dear Father Connolly:
OLIVIA FAITH LESHER,
This will be the final baptism in the history of our parish.
#1 - Do you listen patiently
when someone launches for the fifth time into the same tired
old story or the same stale jokes?
#2 - When people begin to
gossip, do you make strenuous efforts to change the subject quickly?
#3 - When someone insults
you, do you - before you respond to the insult - call to mind
how many times God has forgiven you, and then resolve to be just
#4 - When you're not sure
about another person's motives, do you assume that his motives
are good until you have evidence otherwise?
#5 - Do you make efforts to
be reconciled with persons who have wronged you?
#6 - Do you try to suppress
those sarcastic remarks that leap into your mind?
#7 - When others anger you,
do you start praying for them immediately, before you find yourself
brooding about how they've wronged you?
#8 - Are you as polite to
the members of your own family as you are to strangers?
Give yourself two points for each "Usually", one point for each "Sometimes" and, of course, zero points for each "Rarely".
14 - 16
THE FINAL FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
MARIA CHRISTINA GONTIS, a daughter of James and Eva (Zemanek)
Gontis, received the Holy Eucharist for the first time. For St.
Joseph Parish, it was "a last time". This milestone
event took place on Friday, 4 July 2008, in St. Joseph Church,
during the 12:05 p.m. Mass. It was the First Friday of the month
By His rising, He shall restore her life.
Lord Jesus, come in glory!
from Saint Francis deSales Parish and Saint Joseph Parish
to Saint Patrick Parish
SOME PRACTICAL PASTORAL POINTERS
To tell you the truth, the most practical thing I can think of to tell you is
HOW TO GET TO SAINT PATRICK CHURCH.
Once you actually get there, everything else will fall into place.
Walking directions from the
St. Joseph Parish Parking Lot
|Proceed slowly east on Main Street. Be cautious as you pass Forest Road (on your right). You have the right of way, but it is always a good idea to make certain that no Forest Hiller, barreling down the hill, loses his or her brakes and plows through the STOP sign. Continue to the next intersection, which is Centre Street. You will know it is Centre Street if you see Adelphia Seafood on your left, Pottsville Pizzeria on your right and railroad tracks straight ahead. Reflect briefly on the strange fact that The City Fathers of Old decided to spell the name of the street according to the British manner of spelling, viz. Centre, as opposed to Center. This has always been a source of wonderment to me. Be that as it may, don't reflect or wonder too long about this matter because you are going to need to have all your wits about you as you make a left turn onto Centre Street and - take my word for it - it is a left turn to be reckoned with. Look both ways and proceed with utmost caution! You don't want to meet your MAKER before your MAKER wants to meet you. You are now moving North on Centre Street. Here are a few (not all) of the places you will pass: Wehr's Garage on your right (feel free to wave to Lee or Doug if they are standing outside); the YWCA and the E.U. Methodist Church on your left; AAA of Schuylkill County on your right; Mootz Candy on your right (feel free to stop in and buy a box of candy for your new pastor, Msgr. O'Connor); a Tattoo Parlor on your left (say a prayer for the poor pathetic painted people of the world and them what paint them). When you come to Trinity Episcopal (on your left), turn left. You are now going West on Howard Avenue. Soon, you will see what used to be St. Joseph Church on your left. When you see it, shed a silent tear and say a prayer - but only one tear and only one prayer because you will now have to come to a complete stop at the STOP sign. Look both ways. When it's clear, turn left. Then turn left again into the parking lot, park your vehicle and follow the walking directions as printed above.|
CHARLES A. TAMBURELLI (known to one and all as "Chick")
would like everyone to know that he is available to sing for
weddings and funerals.
As I have often pointed out to Mr. Tamburelli, he is MUCH older than I am. Therefore - and I realize this it is somewhat indelicate (and even foolhardy) for me to say this - the actuarial tables indicate that he will probably kick the bucket before I do. Mr. Tamburelli is a former insurance agent and he knows all about actuarial tables! However, I would like it to be known that, just in case the Lord decides not to observe chronological order and calls me to my final reward before He calls him, I hereby invite Chick to sing Panis Angelicus at my funeral.
THIS IS MY LAST CHANCE
to say a few things
before shutting down this bulletin. It is at times like this
that the words don't flow as freely as they might at other times.
What do I want to say? Here are a few things: