MASS SCHEDULE: 25 JANUARY01 FEBRUARY 2009
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 24 January
Vigil of Sunday / Vigil of Conversion of St. Paul
05:30 pm — MARIAN and PANTELEONA FULGINITI
by Mickey Catizone

Sunday, 25 January
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time / Conversion of St. Paul
11:30 am — God’s Blessings on EBC
by friends

Monday, 26 January
SS. Timothy and Titus, bishops (OblMem)
08:00 am — JOANNE PALKO BACH
by Kevin Pinto

Wednesday, 28 January
St. Thomas Aquinas, priest, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — JULIA CLARKE
by the Clarke Trust

Friday, 30 January
Weekday
08:00 am — BRUCE E. MEASEL
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Saturday, 31 January
St. John Bosco, priest (OblMem)
08:00 am — EDWARD W. KULL
by Gloria S. Bettinger and family
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — DOROTHY BECK CATIZONE
by Joseph and Marian Kleeman

Sunday, 01 February
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — DECEASED: LADIES ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
(St. Bridget Day)
by the LAOH

 MASS SCHEDULE: 25 JANUARY01 FEBRUARY 2009
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 24 January
Vigil of Sunday / Vigil of Conversion of St. Paul
04:00 pm — EDWARD M. WASCAVAGE
by Peter and Rachel Karlovich and family

Sunday, 25 January
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time / Conversion of St. Paul
08:30 am — DECEASED: WHYTENA FAMILY
by Jim and Georgann Connell

Tuesday, 27 January
St. Angela Merici, virgin (OptMem)
08:00 am — EDWARD M. WASCAVAGE
by John and Joan Smolock

Thursday, 29 January
Weekday
07:00 pm — ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by Uncle Carmen Tegano

Saturday, 31 January
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — ALBERT MISUNAS
by his family

Sunday, 01 February
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — DECEASED: MACVAN and LUTE FAMILIES
by M/M Peter Smolock


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 COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
17 / 18 January


Saint Joseph Parish:
$1,709.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $126.00 from the second collection (plate); $81.00 from the Dues envelopes; $35.00 from the Initial Offering envelopes; $50.00 from the Christmas envelopes; $126.00 from the loose. Thank you..

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish: $1,562.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $110.00 from the second collection (plate); $65.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $78.00 from the loose. Thank you.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 27 January
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Wednesday, 28 January
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 29 January
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

EXPOSITION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday, 27 January
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Wednesday, 28 January
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Seek the Lord while He may be found!

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CHINESE AUCTION
St. Vincent dePaul Parish will be holding its annual Chinese Auction on Sunday, 22 February, in the Parish Hall.
Doors open at 12:00 noon.
Parishioners (and friends of the parish) are asked to purchase a $15.00 ticket packet and to donate three small prizes.
If there are any parishioners who have any questions, please call Nancy Kennedy at 570-276-6411.
Parishioners who would like to volunteer to participate in the auction should also call Nancy — or else you can call the Rectory. A member of the Holy Rosary Society will contact you.
Donations of baked goods will be gratefully accepted.
Everyone is invited to participate in the Auction and to join in on the fun!
WHY DIDN’T THE BLESSED MOTHER jump into her car in order to drive the long distance from Nazareth to Ain Karim so that she could visit her cousin Elizabeth? Well, if you would study your Bible, you would know the answer: Mary no longer had a car to drive. She had just given her Fiat to Gabriel!
PARENTS who would like their children to receive First Holy Communion on 24 May 2009 should call Fr. Connolly to let him know. Otherwise, he does not know. And, if he does not know, he does not know! Notice that it is the children’s PARENTS who should call — not the children’s grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, neighbors, best friends’ parents, CCD teachers or parole officers.
Please make that call NOW. The pastor’s name is Connolly. His phone number is in the bulletin (page one). He is one heck of a nice guy. You will love him to pieces! So, call him! Tell him you want your kid to receive First Holy Communion and be prepared to answer the question, “Does your child go to Mass every Sunday?”


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THOMAS PATRICK [“Buckey”] O’CONNOR Sr.,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died on Tuesday, 20 January.
Born on 17 March 1924, he was 84 years old.
Thomas is one of the seven children of the late Thomas P. and Nellie (McLaughlin) O’Connor.
His four brothers and two sisters are deceased: William O’Connor; Frank O’Connor; Joseph O’Connor; Jeremiah O’Connor; Margaret O’Connor; Sister Alma Joseph O’Connor, IHM.
Thomas was baptized in Holy Rosary Church, Mahanoy Plane, on 24 March 1924, by Fr. J. J. Treshock. His godparents were James Gormley and Beatrice Gaughan.
He married Anna C. Holden in Holy Rosary Church, Mahanoy Plane, on 23 October 1948, in the presence of Fr. J. Fitzmaurice. The witnesses were William O’Connor and Theresa Holden.
Anna died on 17 October 1992. The two had been married for almost 44 years.
Thomas and Anna had four children: Thomas P. O’Connor Jr. (deceased); Robert P. O’Connor; Diane M. O’Connor McDonald; Maureen A. O’Connor Howard.
Thomas has six grandchildren: Robby O’Connor; Katie O’Connor; Krissy O’Connor; Heather A. Howard Homan; Maura McDonald; Baby Boy McDonald (deceased).
He has two great-grandchildren: Mya Ann Homan and Lea Ashley Homan.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas was celebrated in St. Joseph Church at 11:00 am, on Saturday, 24 January. The interment took place in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Frackville.

Eternal rest grant unto Thomas, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

THANK YOU!
We are grateful to the local council of the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation of two hundred dollars ($200.00) towards the expense of chartering the bus for the March for Life in Washington DC this past Thursday (22 Jan). This donation made it possible for several persons to go who could not otherwise have afforded to go. God bless you, gentlemen!
WHAT KIND OF CAR DID JESUS DRIVE? If you know your Bible, you know that He owned a Honda, but didn’t want it to be generally known. How do we know this from the Bible? Well, if you recall, Jesus once said, “I do not speak of My own Accord.”

 

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55 FOR LIFE
THESE ARE THE PERSONS WHO WENT TO WASHINGTON DC
ON THE SAINT JOSEPH / SAINT VINCENT dePAUL BUS
FOR THE PRO-LIFE MARCH ON 22 JANUARY
Andrette, Dottie — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Bernardyn, Len — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City
Bernardyn, Virginia — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City
Blum, Nick — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Chalinsky, George — St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Minersville
Colihan, Julia — St. Joseph Parish, Ashland
Connolly, Edward B. — St. Joseph Parish and St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
DeMarkis, Lou, Jr. — St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Clair
Getzey, Ian R. — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Gibas, Rosemary — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Gilmartin, Jerome T. — St. Pius X Parish, Royal
Hanlon, Aleece — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Hanlon, Greg — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Heller, Jim — Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont
Heller, Teresa — Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont
Ives, Karen — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Joy, Peter — Most Blessed Trinity, Tremont
King, Ellen T. — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Koinski, Alexander — St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Clair
Koinski, Sheila — St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Clair
Malewski, Barbara — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Malewski, Paige — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
McCabe, Marcus — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Mercuri, Jonathan — Roam’n Catholic
Minrod, Gena — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Modesto, Mary — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville
Modesto, Sal — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville


Oley, Bradley Michael — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Pikitus, Andraya — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Pikitus, Helen — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Pilo, Tony — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville
Purcell, Brian — St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Minersville
Reedy, Kathy — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Relavage, Anthony — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Relavage, Gretchen — Holy Cross Parish, New Philadelphia
Repince, George — St. Katherine Drexel Parish, Coaldale
Rutecky, Tina — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville
Setlock, John — St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Clair
Smith, Matthew — St. Ambrose Parish, Schuylkill Haven
Thye, David — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Thye, Susan — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Tranquillo, Aaron — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville
Tranquillo, Ann Marie — St. Patrick Parish, Pottsville
Usalis, Rebecca — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Vidal, Melvin W. Sr. — Roam’n Catholic
Wascavage, Samantha — St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Girardville
Weidner, Madelyn — St. Joseph Parish, Girardville
Whitecavage, Aaron — St. Mary Priory Chapel, New Ringgold
Whitecavage, William — St. Mary Priory Chapel, New Ringgold
Whitney, R. Michael — Child Jesus Chapel, West Pittston
Wilson, Sue — Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont
Yackenchick, Albert J. Jr. — St. Joseph Parish, Girardville
Yackenchick, Albert J. Sr. — St. Joseph Parish, Girardville
Yackenchick, Michael — St. Joseph Parish, Girardville
Yackenchick, Nicholas — St. Joseph Parish, Girardville

 

 


AND THE KING WILL SAY TO THOSE ON HIS RIGHT: “I WAS IN MY MOTHER’S WOMB AND YOU DEFENDED MY RIGHT TO LIFE!” AND THESE WILL SAY TO HIM, “LORD, WHEN DID WE SEE YOU IN YOUR MOTHER’S WOMB AND DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO LIFE?” AND THE KING WILL ANSWER THEM, “WHATEVER YOU DID TO THE LEAST OF MY BROTHERS, YOU DID TO ME.”

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THINGS TO BE ASHAMED OF

In the presence of your father and your mother, be ashamed about committing fornication.
In the presence of your teachers, be ashamed about speaking falsehoods.
Be ashamed of flattering rich persons and trying to gain favor with high-ranking persons.
In the presence of the public assembly, be ashamed of committing any crime.
Be ashamed of being disloyal to your friends and companions.
Be ashamed of breaking an oath or an agreement.
Be ashamed of stealing from your neighbors and of selfish behavior at the supper table.
Be ashamed of refusing to give a donation when asked and of cheating someone out of what belongs to him.
Be ashamed of refusing to return a greeting and of stonewalling a friend.
Be ashamed of staring at a married woman and of entertaining thoughts about another man’s wife.
Be ashamed of trifling with young women — waitresses, store clerks, babysitters and others — and of taking sexual advantage of them.
Be ashamed of using harsh words with friends, and of following up gifts with insults.
Be ashamed of repeating what you hear and of betraying secrets.

These are the things you should rightly avoid as shameful, if you want people to respect you.

Cf. Sirach 41, 15-24.

In an attempt to make these verses more intelligible to persons who might not be patient with more formal language, I have attempted a loose (but, I hope, reliable) rendering of the meaning of these verses. I highly recommend that you pick up a Bible and “just start reading” from “the Wisdom Literature” [which includes Sirach, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Wisdom]. You’ll find some fascinating (and highly relevant) material therein.

(EBC)

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ON FRIDAY, 23 JANUARY 2009, BARACK OBAMA, THE MOST THOROUGHLY PRO-ABORTION PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY, SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT AUTHORIZED THE EXPENDITURE OF TAX MONEY FOR THE EXPLICIT PURPOSE OF KILLING UNBORN BABIES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES!

On 22 January 2001, President Bush issued a memo restricting the use of tax money for abortions overseas.
Obama promised that, if elected, he would reverse Bush’s policy. He was and he did.
From the pulpits of St. Joseph Church, Girardville and of St. Vincent dePaul Church, Girardville, we had warned parishioners during the presidential campaign, that, if he became President, Obama would sign such an executive order.
It is beyond my comprehension that anyone can say, “I am pro-life” if, knowing ahead of time that Obama would do such a thing (and McCain would not), he or she nevertheless voted for Obama.
All who voted for Obama share in the works of Obama.
This particular work of Obama is, indeed, an Abomination before God.
The blood of the slaughtered babies cries out to God for revenge.
God calls us to repentance before the Day of Judgment.

stjos/stvds: 01.25.2009 - 07

 


 

 TRINITY ACADEMY
CATHOLIC
SCHOOLS WEEK
SCHEDULE
OF EVENTS

 

National Catholic Schools Week 2009 will be held January 25 through January 30. The theme for 2009 CSW is “Celebrate Service.”
The following events are being planned for CSW at Trinity Academy:

Sunday, 25 January — Breakfast at Trinity
8:30 am to 12:00 noon.
All are welcome to join us in our cafeteria and to purchase a delicious “All You Care To Eat Breakfast.” Table Service is being provided by our student volunteers.

Monday, 26 January — Bring a Buddy to Breakfast
7:15 to 8:15 am.
Parents, grandparents, et al. are invited to join the children for Continental Breakfast, compliments of the Trinity Academy Home and School Association.

Tuesday, 27 January — Open House
9:00 to 11:00 am and 1:00 to 2:15 pm.
Everyone is welcome to visit our school, to see our teachers and their students in action.

Wednesday, 28 January — Mass
9:30 am in Annunciation Church, Shenandoah.
All are welcome to attend this special CSW liturgy.

Thursday, 29 January — Student Appreciation Day
1:00 pm — a game of “Bunko” for Trinity students, plus an ice-cream treat provided by our Home & School Association.

Friday, 30 January — 12:00 Noon Dismissal
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon afterwards
6:00 pm — Children’s Bingo — Open to the Public in our Trinity Cafeteria.

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