MASS SCHEDULE: 0512 APRIL 2009
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 04 April
Vigil of Palm Sunday
05:30 pm — MARGARET T. KAPLAFKA (6th anniversary)
by Joe Kaplafka and son

Sunday, 05 April
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
11:30 am — THOMAS GOWER Sr. (21st anniversary)
by his family

Monday, 06 April
Monday of Holy Week
08:00 am — WILLIAM and JENNIE DeLUCA
by their family

Wednesday, 08 April
Wednesday of Holy Week
08:00 am — THOMAS P. O’CONNOR Jr.
by James Whalen

Thursday, 09 April
Holy Thursday
Mass is never offered on Holy Thursday morning.
05:00 pm — NED H. LANG
by Susanne V. Wilson and family

Friday, 10 April
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
Mass is never offered on Good Friday.
Saturday, 11 April

Holy Saturday
Mass is never offered on Holy Saturday morning.
Easter Vigil
08:00 pm — CONCETTA BECK CATIZONE
by Mickey Catizone

Sunday, 12 April
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord
11:30 am — STEPHEN DYSZEL Jr.
by his mother, his wife and his family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 0512 APRIL 2009
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 04 April
Vigil of Palm Sunday
04:00 pm — JOSEPH V. KRICK
by the Keith Miller family

Saturday, 04 April
Vigil of Palm Sunday
04:00 pm — JOSEPH V. KRICK
by the Keith Miller family

Sunday, 05 April
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
08:30 am — Deceased: FISHER FAMILY
by Jim and Georgann Connell

Tuesday, 07 April
Tuesday of Holy Week
08:00 am — CHARLES S. and CHARLES H. DAVIES
by their family

Thursday, 09 April
Holy Thursday
Mass is never offered on Holy Thursday morning.
07:30 pm — JEAN JOYCE
by the Kevin Joyce family

Friday, 10 April
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
Mass is never offered on Good Friday.

Saturday, 11 April
Holy Saturday
Mass is never offered on Holy Saturday morning.
Easter Vigil
10:30 pm — GERALD and MARY SMITH
by Maryann Smith

Sunday, 12 April
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord
08:30 am — Deceased: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS

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 COLLECTION TOTALS FR OM LAST WEEKEND:
28 / 29 MARCH
Saint Joseph Parish:


Saint Joseph Parish
: $1,581.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $97.00 from the second collection (plate); $15.00 from the Dues envelopes; $254.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes; $35.00 from the Easter flowers envelopes; $136.00 from the loose. Thank you.

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish: $1,581.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $97.00 from the second collection (plate); $15.00 from the Dues envelopes; $254.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes; $35.00 from the Easter flowers envelopes; $136.00 from the loose. Thank you.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Holy Week

Tuesday, 07 April
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Wednesday, 08 April
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Thursday, 09 April
03:00 to 04:30 pm
St. Joseph Church

Friday, 10 April
10:00 to 11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
05:00 to 06:30 pm
St. Joseph Church

EXPOSITION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday, 07 April
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

SEEK THE LORD WHILE HE MAY BE FOUND!


HOLY THURSDAY
NOCTURNAL ADORATION
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Thursday, 09 April
06:30 pm to 12:00 am
St. Joseph Chapel

09:00 pm to 12:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church




BLESSING OF FOOD
HOLY SATURDAY
10:30 AM
SAINT VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH!

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THE SACRED TRIDUUM

09 April: HOLY THURSDAY
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
5:00 pm — St. Joseph Church
7:30 pm — St. Vincent dePaul Church

10 April: GOOD FRIDAY
Solemn Liturgy Of
the Passion of the Lord
2:00 pm — St. Joseph Church
7:00 pm — St. Vincent dePaul Church

11 April: HOLY SATURDAY
Easter Vigil and Mass
08:00 pm — St. Joseph Church
10:30 pm — St. Vincent dePaul Church

12 April: Easter SUNDAY
The resurrection of the lord
08:30 am — St. Vincent dePaul Church
11:30 am — St. Joseph Church

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 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK


Holy Week

Tuesday, 07 April
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Wednesday, 08 April
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Thursday, 09 April
03:00 to 04:30 pm
St. Joseph Church

Friday, 10 April
10:00 to 11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
05:00 to 06:30 pm
St. Joseph Church


You may anticipate that this guarantee is in effect, at least implicitly, in 99% of Catholic parishes, but I want to make it explicit in regard to the Catholic parishes of Girardville PA.
GUARANTEE: Regardless of the gravity of the sins you confess and / or the number of times you have committed them, you will hear not one word of condemnation nor rebuke from the priest in the confessional. We dispense God’s mercy and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Penance. We save all exhortations and fulminations for the pulpit.

stjos/stvdp: 04.05.2009 - 04

 


 

Men Objectify Women in Semi-Nude Images Study Reveals

by Hilary White

April 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Researchers in psychology at Stanford and Princeton universities have found that semi-nude images of women can cause men to view them as objects.

The research, conducted by a team including Princeton psychologist Susan Fiske, who first presented the findings in mid-February at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, found that pictures of bikini-clad women activated brain regions associated with objects or tools.

A lead researcher in the project said, "What the brain scans show is that they are reacting to this photograph as people react to objects. It is as if they are not fully human." "They are not treating them as fully three dimensional humans."

Twenty-one undergraduate male students at the University, who identified themselves as heterosexual, were shown images of men and women, some fully clothed and some wearing only bikinis. Areas of the brain associated with empathy for other people's emotions and wishes shut down after looking at the pictures. Brain scans showed that with some of the group, those identified by questionnaires as having "sexist" tendencies, a part of the brain that usually activated during social interaction actually de-activated when they were shown pictures of semi-nude women.

The study found that the images of the semi-nude women remained in the memories of the subjects longer than other images, with the men particularly recalling the bodies rather than the faces most clearly.

Dr. Susan Fiske said that men's perceptions of scantily clad women may be closely related to the ways people "dehumanize" groups from which they wish to distance themselves, such as homeless people and drug addicts.
The study "does relate to the effects of having pornography and sexualized images of women around and in the media because they spill over into how people treat women in general."

"You have to be aware of the effect of these images on people," Fiske explained. "They're not neutral. They do have an effect on how people think about other women."
Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, told CitizenLink.com, "Women are viewed as less than human, or they're viewed as objects to be used or acted upon rather than as human beings to interact with."

Weiss said that the images used in the study "were not what most people would consider to be pornography, but they still have an effect."

"That type of sexualized imagery is all around us," he said. "This study gives us pause to consider the impact of all this sexualized media, particularly as it applies to young people."

 

stjos/stvdp: 04.05.2009 - 05


 

WE SHARE THE MAIL

Dear Father:
Yes I saw the story on the 6:00pm news. I really like how you “cursed” the statue.
If I had not told you “officially” I will certainly support your cause. It is wrong to display such a thing publicly, especially on the main street! What does that even have to do with an antique store?
I saw on TV that one man said it was “art”. This cannot be true. Obviously, the statue is meant to be for “pleasure” and to attract people into the store. It is not any form of art worth the name. There seems to be this confusion of “art” and “soft porn”.
The lady interviewed said “They should go after the things you see on TV, that’s a lot worse than this!” It is true that there are things a lot worse on television, but obviously we cannot go after everything and the things we see on television are pretty much far beyond our control. But the least we can do is go after the things in our community.
In addition to the moral sense Father, I fell it is my duty to support you.
Tomorrow Father, make sure you watch the news at 5:30pm. They will have people calling on the phone to complain or support you.
I hope the owner will realize what she is doing and will remove the statue.
Your “15-year-old Saturday office boy” -
Ian
P.S. — Do you know who called the news?
If you are not already aware Father, you can find many more comments about the statue story on the Republican’s website.

www.republicanherald.com/articles/2009/03/31/news/local_news/pr_republican.20090331.a.pg3.pr31statue_s1.2411355_loc.txt

Dear Ian:
No, I don’t know who called the Channel 16 News. I know I didn’t. They just showed up at the door of St. Vincent Rectory on Monday morning.
Some of the points you make in your email are very deep and insightful.
I’m beginning to realize: You are not just smart (I already knew that) but you also have some wisdom (not very common in teenage boys).
Thanks for the heads-up about the 5:30 pm news today (Tuesday). Maybe I’ll set the DVR to record it.
I wasn’t aware of these comments until you pointed them out to me.
There is no particular point in my commenting on the comments, but they do make for interesting reading.
EBC

stjos/stvdp: 04.05.2009 - 06


THE INDECENT STATUE that is still standing in front of the Discount Furniture and Appliance Store on Main Street in Girardville is: (a) an assault on the dignity of women; (b) a stumbling block to men and boys who strive for the virtue of purity; (c) an attack on the innocence of children; (d) a rallying point for the cynics and nay-sayers, who are determined to see Girardville go down the tubes; (e) an encouragement to the kingdom of darkness.
I point out to the owners of the store that, by their stubborn refusal to bring the statue indoors (at least) and out of public view, they are bringing a terrible judgment upon themselves. Jesus said to his disciples:
"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one through whom they come.” (Matthew 18, 6-7)
There has been an astonishing effort on the part of misguided persons to repudiate the clear and simple message that I have tried to bring to the people of Girardville. I have utilized the parish bulletin and, more dramatically, a “demonstration” that was held outside the store on Sunday, 22 March, after the 11:30 am Mass.
I am well aware that I am relatively new in Girardville and that my assertiveness on the issue might be resented by some, but I do not apologize for being new in Girardville. I have as much right in Girardville as anyone else, in addition to which I assert my rights and duties as the canonical pastor (shepherd) of the Catholic people in Girardville — until such time as God and / or the Bishop determine otherwise.
There have been attempts to intimidate me. I am not intimidated. There have been attempts to ridicule me. It rolls off my back. There have been lies spoken about me. They are irrelevant to me. I know who I am and I know Who my Master is. I am not afraid of any human being. I have nothing but pity for the anonymous cowards who say unpleasant and ludicrous things about me on the so-called Cardinal Brennan Alumni site and on the Pottsville Republican-Herald website.
And so, I say again:
God summons the people of Girardville to make it clear — directly and through their elected officials — that they object to the fact that the owners of the Discount Furniture and Appliance Store continue to place a three-dimensional pornographic image in public view on Main Street.
If someone thinks that it is acceptable to display this statue on Main Street, then I would like to suggest to that person that he or she is in need of what the Scriptures call “metanoia” — a drastic turnaround of mind and heart, a kind of profound repentance.
Let us all continue to pray for the conversion and salvation of the couple who own and operate the Discount Furniture and Appliance Store. May God bring them to obedience to Him while there is still time, before the night comes “when no man can work”.

stjos/stvdp: 04.05.2009 - 07


DIVINE MERCY
2009 Schedule
NOVENA and FEASTDAY

GOOD FRIDAY, 10 APRIL: Day One of Novena
12:00 noon – Chaplet and Prayers
HOLY SATURDAY, 11 APRIL: Day Two of Novena
12:00 noon – Chaplet and Prayers
EASTER SUNDAY, 12 APRIL: Day Three of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER MONDAY, 13 APRIL: Day Four of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER TUESDAY, 14 APRIL: Day Five of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER WEDNESDAY, 15 APRIL: Day Six of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER THURSDAY, 16 APRIL: Day Seven of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER FRIDAY, 17 APRIL: Day Eight of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction
EASTER SATURDAY, 18 APRIL: Day Nine of Novena
07:00 pm — Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers, Benediction

2nd SUNDAY of EASTER, 19 APRIL:
Feast of the Divine Mercy
03:00 pm — Mass, Exposition, Chaplet, Prayers
Exposition continues with opportunity for individual prayer
07:00 pm — Chaplet, Procession, Benediction

stjos/stvdp: 04.05.2009 - 08

 

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