MASS SCHEDULE: 0815 MARCH 2009
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 07 March
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — PATSY HARRIS
by Jeanne

Sunday, 08 March
2nd Sunday of Lent
11:30 am — JOSEPH MAX RIZZARDI
by the Rizzardi family

Monday, 09 March
St. Frances of Rome, religious (OptMem)
08:00 am — FOR THE SALVATION OF SOULS
by Jerome and Marie Gilmartin
07:00 pm — ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by her uncle, Carmen Tegano

Wednesday, 11 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — HILDA WALSH
by the Walsh Trust

Friday, 13 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — JOYCE CHRISTINE CHIPLONIA
by Thomas and Geraldine Hughes and family

Saturday, 14 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — Rev. JOSEPH A. BARNES
by EBC
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — MICHAEL DeLORENZO
by Catherine DeLorenzo

Sunday, 15 March
3rd Sunday of Lent
11:30 am — CONCETTA CATIZONE
by Mickey Catizone

 MASS SCHEDULE: 0815 MARCH 2009
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 07 March
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — MARY ELLEN KREVINAS
by Mary Burns

Sunday, 08 March
2nd Sunday of Lent
08:30 am — Deceased: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS

Tuesday, 10 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on ELIZABETH M
by her family

Thursday, 12 March
Lenten Weekday
07:00 pm — MARY KUPCHINSKY SMALANSKY
by Barbara Rehnert Kull

Saturday, 14 March
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — ANNA JEAN BALUTIS YEKENCHIK
by her daughter, Gina

Sunday, 15 March
3rd Sunday of Lent
08:30 am — Deceased: STANCAVAGE and YENKALIS FAMILIES
by M/M Peter Smolock

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 COLLECTION TOTALS FR OM LAST WEEKEND:
28 FEBRUARY / 01 MARCH
Saint Joseph Parish:


Saint Joseph Parish
: $1,401.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $125.00 from the second collection (plate); $310.00 from the Dues envelopes; $282.00 from the Ash Wednesday envelopes; $74.00 from the Black and Indian Mission envelopes; $161.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes; $173.00 from the loose. Thank you.

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish: $935.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $62.75 from the second collection (plate); $254.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $341.00 from the Ash Wednesday envelopes; $198.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes; $54.00 from the Home Mission envelopes; $190.00 from the Easter flowers envelopes; $87.00 from the loose. Thank you.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 10 March
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Wednesday, 11 March
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Thursday, 12 March
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

EXPOSITION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT


Tuesday, 10 March
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Wednesday, 11 March
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel


Seek the Lord while He may be found!

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WE SHARE THE MAIL
From: xxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 12:12 PM
To: ebconnolly@verizon.net
Subject: HA! HA! HA! HA!

Dear Father,
I just saw the funniest thing. Joe Biden was on T.V. and he had ashes on his forehead. He must think he's a Catholic or something.
B-----

From: ebconnolly@verizon.net
Sent: Friday, 27 February, 2009 07:37:55 AM
To: xxxxxxx
Re: HA! HA! HA! HA!

Dear B-----:
I really like ashes. They are so democratic (pun intended). From the point of view of the priest (which, come to think of it, includes my point of view) it is a relief not to have to agonize over whether I should or should not give ashes to the person who presents him / herself for same! Unlike the reception of Holy Communion, there are no criteria (as far as I know) for receiving ashes, other than believing that God exists, that He rewards the good and punishes the wicked, and, of course, being at least vaguely regretful for having offended God — just in case He was offended.
So, if Biden, Pelosi, Durbin, Leahy, Kennedy and other Lords and Ladies of the Democratic Party should ever come traipsing up the aisle of one of my churches in Girardville on an Ash Wednesday, I shall ash them with enthusiastically and generously!
EBC

From: xxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, 27 February, 2009 09:22 AM
To: ebconnolly@verizon.net
Re: Re: HA! HA! HA! HA!

Dear Father,
In that case, I would expect you to dump the entire bowl on their heads.
B-----

PARENTS OF PROSPECTIVE FIRST COMMUNICANTS
There will be a meeting of parents whose children will be receiving First Holy Communion on Sunday, 24 May. This meeting is for parents of BOTH parishes. We would like BOTH parents to attend the meeting. However, if it is not possible for both to attend, we need to have at least one.
The meeting will be held on Monday, 16 March, at 7:00 pm in St. Vincent dePaul Rectory.
Please call to let us know that you will be coming to the meeting. Please call if, due to circumstances beyond your control, you are unable to attend. We will then schedule another time for you to come in.
Please keep in mind that, in order to receive First Holy Communion, your child must:
be at least seven years old at the time he or she receives First Holy Communion;
be in second grade (or a higher grade);
have a track record of regular attendance at Sunday Mass for at least one full year prior to receiving First Holy Communion;
be enrolled in Catholic school or else have a record of regular attendance at CCD.

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GLORIA JOSEPHINE RITA TINARI CHIARETTI,
a member of Saint Joseph Parish, died on Friday, 6 March. Born on 25 September 1924, she was 84 years old.
She is one of the three children of the late Joseph Tinari and Mary (Giovannangelo) Tinari Forlano.
Her brother, Joseph Tinari, and her sister, Mary Tinari Bigioni, are deceased.
Gloria was baptized in St. Joseph Church, Girardville, on 19 October 1924 by Fr. Edward H. Allen. The godparents were Dominic Silvester and Anna Recchione.
(Of interest, perhaps, to those who trace family histories is the fact that the parish baptism register records Gloria’s family name as “Tenaro”.)
On 14 February 1942, Gloria was married to John L. Chiaretti in St. Joseph Church, Girardville, in the presence of Fr. John F. Cullen. The witnesses were Joseph Tinari and Mary Chiaretti.
Her husband, John, died on 20 November 1998.
John and Gloria had five children, all of whom are living: Joseph J. Chiaretti; Mary Jane Chiaretti Rizzo; Diane Chiaretti Kulengosky; Theresa Chiaretti McDonald; Leo J. Chiaretti.
There are eleven grandchildren: Frances J. Rizzo; Mary Jane Rizzo Lindenmuth; Christon M. Kulengosky Henderson; Christopher S. Kulengosky; Eric J. Kulengosky; Matthew J. Kulengosky; Nicholas J. Kulengosky; Kimberly McDonald Osilka; Michael J. McDonald; Coral M. Chiaretti; Caitlin E. Chiaretti.
There are ten great-grandchildren: Brett Lindenmuth; John B. Lindenmuth; Nicholas Rizzo; Anthony Rizzo; Kaileigh N. Henderson; Jordyn M. Henderson; Jonathan McDonald; Hailey McDonald; Megan Osilka; Emily Osilka.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church on Monday, 9 March, at 11:00 am. On Sunday, 8 March, there will be a viewing from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the McDonald Funeral Home.
The interment will take place in the parish cemetery.
We give thanks to God for granting Gloria a long and faithful life, for giving her 56 years with her husband, for allowing her to see her descendants even to the third generation. We thank Him most of all for the assurance He has given that she died in the peace of Christ and is assured of a merciful judgment.

Eternal rest grant unto Gloria, 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.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

stjos/stvdp: 03.08.2009 - 04


SAINT PATRICK DAY PRE-PARADE BREAKFAST
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT
Date:  Saturday, 21 March
Time: 8:00 to 10:00 am
Place: St. Joseph School Hall
Price: $7.00 for adults and teenagers; $4.00 for children 12 and under
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SAINT PATRICK DAY POST-PARADE SOCIAL
ALL-YOU-CAN-ENJOY
Date:  Saturday, 21 March
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: St. Joseph School Hall
Price: $20.00 for adults and teenagers; Children 12 and under admitted free, if accompanied by an adult.
Music:The Gallagher Brothers
Edibles
and
Potables: Food, beer, soda and water included in the price. BYOB
Tickets:   Call Jack McCarthy at 874-1620. Tickets must be bought in advance. Seating is limited.
MEETING IN REGARD TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED FESTIVITIES
Both of these events are for the benefit of St. Joseph Parish. Anyone who wishes to help with or to make a donation to either function can do so by coming to a meeting in the Fr. Sheridan Room on Wednesday, 11 March, at 7:00 pm. If you can’t come to the meeting, please call Jack at 874-1620 or Annetta at 276-1607.

OUR NATION IS UNDERGOING A POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL UPHEAVAL.
Unless there is a dramatic turnaround, we are likely to witness the end of the United States of America as we know it. Here are three tidbits of wisdom that might help us to discern what is happening and, perhaps, take action before it is too late.

“No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist.”

Pope Pius XI (Quadragesimo Anno)

"Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."

Pope Benedict XVI

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."

George Bernard Shaw

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OUR MOLE IN THE VATICAN
was able to obtain for us this exclusive photograph from the special private audience granted to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. There is only one other copy of this photo. It has been filed away in the Vatican’s Secret Archives. Notice the earnest appearance on the Pontiff’s face as Mrs. Pelosi instructs him on Scholastic Theology, in particular on matters having to do with the fine points of Catholic doctrine about the time of the ensoulment of the embryo. Mrs. Pelosi explained to His Holiness that, from her extensive reading of the Summa, she had learned that Thomas Aquinas considered the human embryo to be a blob of undifferentiated tissue until approximately the fortieth week of gestation, at which time the mother would go into labor and the tissue would start to become human, becoming fully human a few days before starting kindergarten. His Holiness was reportedly overcome with gratitude to Mrs. Pelosi for enlightening him on this delicate matter. He gave her his blessing and invited her to come back for another visit at her earliest convenience, at which time he promised her either an exorcism or an excommunication or both.

WHAT’S A RIBBON?
Another sign that time flies: I was typing the bulletin in my office, as is my custom on Saturday. Finishing a page, I hit the “PRINT” icon. I watched as the page emerged — kachunk, kachunk, kachunk — from the printer. It was not a good copy. The print was faded. The printer needed a new cartridge. I called Ian (the Saturday office boy). I said, “Ian, would you put a new ribbon in the printer?” He gave me that deer-in-the headlights look. I said, “A ribbon! You know, a print ribbon! Oh, you know what I mean! I mean a print cartridge!” This registered with him. After installing a new cartridge, he asked me, “What’s a ribbon?” I explained to him that, once upon a time, people used typewriters and that typewriters had ribbons and that — back in my day and when I was his age — I had changed many a typewriter ribbon! Ian thought that was quaint. I hummed one verse of “Nearer, My God, to Thee”.
THERE ARE TWO INTERESTING BUMPER STICKERS I have seen on a car (the same car) in my travels through the Ville of Girard.
One of them reads as follows:
I’M PAGAN AND I VOTE. The other one: ANKH IF YOU LOVE ISIS!
Apparently, the owner of the car is a devotee of Isis and a registered voter. Since Isis is the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility, I guess it is a safe presumption that the person who displays these bumper stickers is an ardent pro-life voter. If so, may God bless her! Or, if not, then may the goddess bless her.

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

In memory of
JULIAN J. CHIPLONIA

Carmella Evolo Palko
Jim and Patty Garland
Schuylkill Mall, Frackville
Harold, Diane, Richard, David and families
Joseph C. Sciarrone and family
Earl and Nancy Haag
Holy Name Society, StVdPPar
Holy Rosary Society, StVdPPar
Joseph and Theresa Gudonis
Charles and Kathleen Sherman
Phyllis C. Kevy
Angela LaPlaca Deramo
Debbie Deramo McDonald

In memory of
DOLORES TRUSKEY

George Scrobal
In memory of
EDWARD A. LUSHIS
George Scrobal
In memory of
GERALD M. TALLON
Ann McAndrew

 RECENT WINNERS
K of C FUNDRAISER

24 Jan 09
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07 Feb 09
Mil-Mac
P. Devine
21 Feb 09
Bert – ITT

 SURSUM CORDA!
Lift up your hearts!!

THERE WILL BE A TRIDENTINE MASS in St. Joseph Church on Monday, 9 March, at 7:00 pm.
The “Tridentine Mass” — also known as “the Mass of Pope St. Pius V” — is the Mass as it was celebrated for centuries throughout the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church until the reforms of 1965. Pope Benedict XVI has given permission to all priests of the Latin Rite to offer the Tridentine form of the Mass — which he designated “the extraordinary form” — as they see fit, after taking into consideration the pastoral advantage of the people.

HABEMUS AD DOMINUM!
We have lifted them up to the Lord!

stjos/stvdp: 03.08.2009 - 07


 

 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

7:00 pm

Friday, 13 March:         St.Vincent dePaul Church Sunday, 08/15 March:
St. Joseph Church
AMERICAN HEROES
According to a recent Harris Interactive Poll in which a representative sample of 2,634 American adults participated, the following persons are considered “HEROES” by the American people. We list them in the order of how they are ranked in the poll:

#01 — Barack Obama
#02 — Jesus Christ
#03 — Martin Luther King
#04 — Ronald Reagan
#05 — George W. Bush
#06 — Abraham Lincoln
#07 — John McCain
#08 — John F. Kennedy
#09 — Chesley Sullenberger
#10 — Mother Teresa of Calcutta
#11 — God
#12 — Hillary Rodham Clinton

We have no intelligent comment to make on all this, except to say that we’re glad that God came out ahead of Hillary. He deserves it, no question about that! After all, He is the Uncaused Cause, the Self-Existent Being and the Foundation of All Reality. Not even Hillary can claim to be all that!

WE ALL KNOW THAT the re-configuration of parishes that has been taking place in the Diocese of Allentown is not likely to leave Girardville unaffected.

WE ALL SUSPECT THAT the time for a decision on the matter will come sooner rather than later.

WE ALL SUSPECT THAT it is unlikely that the Bishop will announce the establishment of a third parish in Girardville to relieve the burden on the two parishes already there.

WE ALL SUSPECT THAT it will happen that either both parishes will be consolidated or merged into some other parish or that one of the parishes will be consolidated or merged into the other.

WE ARE ALL RESOLVED to hang tough and to be big boys and girls and, if the decision goes the way we prefer, not to be triumphalistic about it and if it does not go the way we prefer, not to slide down the tubes about it.

IF IT SHOULD HAPPEN THAT both parishes were to close and a new parish were to be established somewhere outside the Borough, we would expect that all members of both parishes would join and support that new parish.

IF IT SHOULD HAPPEN THAT St. Joseph Parish were to close and St. Vincent dePaul Parish remain open, we would expect that all members of St. Joseph Parish would join and support St. Vincent dePaul Parish.

IF IT SHOULD HAPPEN THAT St. Vincent dePaul Parish were to close and St. Joseph Parish remain open, we would expect that all members of St. Vincent dePaul Parish would join and support St. Joseph Parish.

WE ARE ALL RESOLVED to die to self and to live for Jesus and for His Holy Catholic Church.

stjos/stvdp: 03.08.2009 - 08

 

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