MASS SCHEDULE: 1421 NOVEMBER 2010
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 13 November
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — DOMINICK and THERESA AYELLO
by the Ayello family


Sunday, 14 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — ROSE FESCO GRASSO
by Henry and Eileen Wayne


Monday, 15 November
St. Albert the Great, bishop, doctor (OptMem)
08:00 am — JAMES MICHAEL KENNEDY
by Mary Alice Kennedy


Tuesday, 16 November
St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude, virgin (OptMems)
07:00 pm — PHYLLIS COYLE
by Jim and Cindy Coyle and family


Wednesday, 17 November
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious (OblMem)
08:00 am — ANTHONY, MARY and JUNE ANN ROWLAND
by Eileen Rowland


Thursday, 18 November
Dedication of Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin (OptMems)
08:00 am — ELEANOR M. MARCONI
by Jim and Judy Ross

Friday, 19 November
Weekday
08:00 am — SPECIAL INTENTION
by Catherine Dyszel and Roseann Dyszel


Saturday, 20 November
Weekday
08:00 am — Rev. JOHN J. PAVLOSKY
by EBC
Vigil of Christ the King
05:30 pm — JOHN CHIARETTI
by Mike and Theresa


Sunday, 21 November
Solemnity of Christ the King
11:30 am — SAL RANIERI and ANGIE RANIERI PALESTIS
by Bernadine Chupasko

 MASS SCHEDULE: 1421 NOVEMBER 2010
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 13 November
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — WILLIAM J. PUCETAS
by his wife and his son


Sunday, 14 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — DECEASED: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS


Monday, 15 November
St. Albert the Great, bishop, doctor (OptMem)
07:00 pm — CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla


Tuesday, 16 November
St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Gertrude, virgin (OptMems)
08:00 am — NORA MALEY BYRNE
by Vytus and Teresa Karavage


Wednesday, 17 November
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, religious (OblMem)
07:00 pm — ELANORE TEGANO FOLINO
by Art and Betty Archambault


Thursday, 18 November
Dedication of Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul;
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin (OptMems)
07:00 pm — FLORENCE EVOLO FEELEY
by Patty Feeley Garland


Friday, 19 November
Weekday
05:00 pm — NAN FITZSIMMONS
by Jim and Cindy Coyle and family


Saturday, 20 November
Vigil of Christ the King
04:00 pm — WALTER BORIS
by his daughter, Cherie


Sunday, 21 November
Solemnity of Christ the King
08:30 am — DECEASED: KRICK FAMILY
by the Labie family

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 01

COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
06 / 07 NOVEMBER


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,051.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $57.00 from the second collection (plate); $286.00 from the Dues envelopes; $55.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $2.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $47.00 from the All Saints Day envelopes; $217.00 from the All Souls Day envelopes; $77.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,792.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - 0 -
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,792.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($329.54), plus our weekly premium for property and casualty insurance ($464.00), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($358.17), the sum total of which is $1,151.17, one sees that $640.83 is available from this collection for operating the parish.



Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,313.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $56.00 from the second collection (plate); $291.00 from the Dues envelopes; $20.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $10.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $107.00 from the All Saints Day envelopes; $274.00 from the All Souls Day envelopes; $69.00 from the loose.
Total: $2,140.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - 0 -
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($2,140.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($229.38), plus our weekly premium for property and casualty insurance ($282.46), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($250.98), the sum total of which is $762.82, one sees that $1,367.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Thursday, 18 November
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 18 November
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 19 November
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Thursday, 18 November
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 3:40 pm)

Friday, 19 November
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Vespers and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 07:30 pm)

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 02


Auction
Trinity Academy, 233 W. Cherry Street, Shenandoah
Sunday, 21 November
Doors open at 12:00 noon
Auction Begins at 02:00 pm
Fantastic prize tables….. Many prizes for Pre-K through 8th grade and more!
Admission $4.00 per ticket sheet or 3 / $10.00
Extras include medium and large prize tables, delicious homemade food, drinks, baked goods, and snacks!
Hope to see you at Trinity Academy!
For more information call 462-3927
Please join us for the fun and excitement!
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown is sponsoring “Opportunities and Gifts of Mid-Life – an Advent Reflection” Conference for Mid Life Adults on Saturday, 04 December, from 08:30 am to 03:00 pm, at St. Mary Church, Kutztown. Bishop Barres will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. Registration fee is $25.00, with deadline of 23 November. Brochures are available in the back of the church or by calling 610-791-3888 ext. 304, or at http://www.catholicharityAD.org. This event is made possible, in part, through SOFF funding.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown offers services at Annunciation BVM Parish in Shenandoah on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Services include pregnancy and parenting support; case management for individuals, families, and older adults; and information and referral. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments are encouraged. Please call Catholic Charities at 570-628-0466 to schedule an appointment or for further information.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown is accepting inquiries from married couples interested in domestic infant and / or international adoption. Please contact Patricia Reusch at 610-435-1541, ext. 325 or e-mail preusch@allentowndiocese.org.

WHITE MASS: The Allentown Guild of the Catholic Medical Association will be hosting the Annual White Mass to be celebrated at Queenship of Mary Parish, 1308 Newport Avenue, Northampton, PA, on Sunday 21 November, at 03:00 pm. Health care workers are invited to attend this Mass in thanksgiving to God and in supplication for His blessings upon their work. An informal reception will follow in the Church hall. RSVP by email, allentowncma@gmail.com or by phone, 610-289-8900 ext 500.


Q — What kind of watches do witches wear?
A — Witches wear witchwatches!

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 03


WE SHARE THE MAIL
A friend of mine, Jim Gontis, wrote this letter to a woman in the Diocese of Harrisburg who was looking for some pointers on successfully raising children. Jim shared the letter with me. I asked his permission to print it in the bulletin. He gave permission. I think it is well worth reading. Jim writes from experience.

29 October 2010

Dear Rebecca:
In terms of raising ethical and caring children, I would suggest the following:

Lead by giving good example. We need to model virtuous behavior for them, especially what have been called the four cardinal virtues of:
A. Prudence – Doing the right thing at the right time.
B. Justice – Giving each person his/her due.
C. Temperance – Exercising self-control
D. Fortitude – Being courageous in practicing the good
They are the cardinal virtues because the other natural virtues hinge on these virtues.

Other suggestions that I would give would be to spend a lot of time with them. It has become fashionable to say that “we spend quality time together.” That’s important, but quantity time is also important. We need to spend a lot of time with our spouse and children to have healthy families and the family is, as Pope John Paul II so often pointed out, “the primary cell of society.” The health of our society hinges on the health of marriage and family life. So a few particular suggestions I would give along with spending a lot of time together are:
01. The best thing that parents can do for their children is to love each other. This involves self-sacrificing love. That is, love is primarily not in the emotions, but is in the will. Love is not principally about how I feel, but in doing the good for another. This then needs to carry over in spouses love for each other to love of their children. I don’t know a lot of parents who enjoy changing diapers, doing dishes, etc. but we do it out of love. Some other particulars I think are helpful to family life are:
02. Eat dinner together each day.
03. Parents listen and talk to your children every day. Seems so simple, but it’s crucial.
04. Pray with them every day (in our family, as Catholics, it is a non-negotiable that we go to Mass every Sunday and on Holy Days), but we also pray with them every day. I walk the kids to the bus stop each day. We often pray as we’re walking down to the bus stop. We pray before meals, we pray at bedtime, we pray extemporaneously, we pray devotionally, such as the Rosary. Prayer is so important. I think it needs to be part of the fabric of family life.
05. Have fun together. You don’t have to do expensive things. It can be going for walks, talks over the kitchen table, playing board games, watching an old movie, playing ball. While a family vacation is not possible for every family, if it is possible, I think it is very good for family life. Vacations, even very modest ones, are good for family bonding.
06. Laugh together. It’s good for marriages, good for children, good for families. Studies even show that laughter helps our physical well-being.
07. Give appropriate discipline where and when needed with a view toward teaching virtue.
08. Be patient and show them every day that you love them. Don’t be afraid to tell your spouse and children that, too.
09. Use teachable moments to point out to them both virtuous behavior and non-virtuous behavior. It could be through something you see in everyday life, it could be through watching the news or TV, or reading the newspaper. But educate for virtue. Not everything is simply a matter of opinion. There are immutable, unchanging truths, the first of which is the sanctity of human life and the right to life of every human being from conception until natural death. We must teach our children not to live below their dignity. We must teach them to be modest, humble, hard-working, generous, kind, firm when necessary; to love God above all things and their neighbor as themselves.

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 04


I think that raising a family in a religious atmosphere strengthens the family in that is geared toward truth and love. So authentic religion and spirituality grounds one in truth and love which comes from the One Who is Truth and Love and Who is the Source of Truth and Love, namely God. It helps children and adults to realize that we’re not drifting along in some chaotic abyss that we call life, but that life is given us by God as a gift and we are to receive it and welcome it as a gift. We teach that we are made in God’s image and likeness, which, in essence means that we are given intellect and will, powers of the soul, which is our spirit. So human beings are embodied spirits. The intellect is geared for truth. The will is geared for love. So, the upshot of this is that God, in a sense, “hardwires” us for Himself. That is our great advantage in raising up loving and virtuous families because the increasingly secularized culture often militates against family life, but as St. Augustine said in his great autobiography, The Confessions, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless, until they rest in you.” It is as though we have a God-sized hole in us that only He can fill. So religion, properly taught, leads us to our true and lasting good, namely God. Everyone wants happiness, but many are, as the country music song says, “looking for love in all the wrong places.” Only God can give joy in any truly lasting way. That is why authentic religion and spirituality are important.

As to how we empower our children to stand up to negative peer pressure and influences, I think it helps a whole lot if they have the security of knowing that when they step into our homes, they are in a safe and loving environment. I know I’ve said this before, but we need to educate for virtue, that is, not for some amorphous, soft set of principles. But we need to educate them in first principles. Good parents are good teachers — first of all, in the integrity of their own actions. Do I keep my word? Do I sacrifice for my family? While my job is important, does my family come before work? Do I try to help those less fortunate than myself? It is important to teach our children to be kind to everyone, but not to “hang out with everyone.” We need to teach them to choose friends who are striving to live virtuously. It is so important to not just teach what is right and wrong (though this is crucial), but to teach why something is right or why it is wrong. We must teach them why drugs are bad for them, from a legal and biological perspective, but from a moral perspective as well. Why chastity is good and virtuous and that, while sexuality is a gift, It is properly reserved for marriage open to life and love.

We can’t expect them to be perfect. We’re not. But we must stay at it with patience and persistence. As the cliché goes, “Repetition is the mother of all learning.” Good parents, I think, give children room to breathe and grow, but they also keep in close touch with what their children are doing, who their friends are, what they are looking at on the computer, etc. Good parents give their children appropriate space, but they are also called to be protectors of their kids and to be ever-vigilant. God has given us a great trust in our children and we must be faithful to that trust.

Rebecca, I am a husband and father and my wife Eva and I are the proud parents of seven children. I am also the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Thank you for this opportunity. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Jim Gontis
jgontis@hbgdiocese.org
(717) 657 – 4804, x227

Three deep thoughts to fill this space in the bulletin
• Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
• If a bomb were to go off in the kitchen of a French restaurant, there would be lots of linoleum blown apart.
• No matter how much you push the envelope, it will still remain stationery.

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 05


Saint Joseph Parish
Saint Vincent dePaul Parish
Girardville PA 17935


Rev. Edward B. Connolly, Pastor
MAILING ADDRESS FOR BOTH PARISHES: 260 N. 2nd Street, Girardville PA 17935-1338
Phone: 570.276.6033 / Fax: 570.276.6032 / Cell: 570.617.9107
E-mail:
stjospar@verizon.net OR stvdppar@verizon.net
Website:
http://www.stjospar.org

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of CCD Children:

On Sunday, 21 November 2010, CCD will meet at St. Vincent dePaul Church at 6:00 pm. Please pick your child up at 7:30 pm.

On Wednesday, 24 November 2010, at 7:00 pm, there will be a
THANKSGIVING SERVICE
for St. Joseph Parish and St. Vincent dePaul Parish at St. Vincent dePaul Church. The children will have a special role.

This will not be a Mass.
It will be a service that will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Scripture readings, a homily, a Litany of Thanksgiving and a procession around the church.
We will conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
The children will meet in the front yard of St. Vincent dePaul Rectory at 06:45 pm.
We invite and encourage everyone to attend, both parishioners and non-parishioners.
Most especially, we invite parents, grandparents and other family members of the children.
We want to express our thanks to God for all the good things He has given us, most especially the gift of family.
Father Connolly and I, together with our fellow CCD teachers, look forward to seeing you all there for this sacred event.
Please do your best to be there, together with your children.
Sincerely,

Edward M. Wascavage
Principal
CCD
St. Vincent dePaul Parish / St. Joseph Parish

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 06


DONORS TO THE 2010 BISHOPS ANNUAL APPEAL

SAINT JOSEPH PARISH

01. BANN, Charles
02. BARBER, Marie A.
03. BURNS, John
04. BYRNE, William and Nora
05. CHAPMAN, Christopher J.
06. CHUPASKO, Bernadine Ranieri
07. CLARKE, Thomas
08. CONNOLLY, Edward B.
09. DeLUCA, Celeste
10. DEVANEY, Lorraine Cuff
11. DEVINE, Dennis
12. DOUGHERTY, Margaret
13. FATULA, Irene
14. FISHER, Evelyn
15. FRIGONE, Rita
16. GILLIS, John M. and Mary Theresa
17. GOWER, Thomas and Jean
18. HOUSER, Catherine Kennedy
19. ANONYMOUS
20. KELLY, Arthur J.
21. KOWALICK, Patricia Reiley
22. KULL, Barbara Rehnert
23. LEINENBACH, Robert and Donna
24. McCARTHY, Philip D.
25. McCARTHY, Stephen
26. MILLER, Beverly Ann
27. MOHAN, Francis P. MD and Stella
28. MORAN, Elizabeth
29. MURRAY, Mary E.
30. NEARY, James and Teresa
31. O’DONNELL, Margaret Lenahan
32. PIKITUS, John and Helen
33. PRYCE, Agnes E.
34. ROWLAND, Eileen
35. SMALLWOOD, Rose Marie Brennan
36. SMITH, Frank and Phyllis
37. SMITH, Robert and Anna
38. TARONE, Joseph Tarone
39. WAYNE, Henry and Eileen
40. WAYNE, Kenneth and Anna Mae
41. WAYNE, Raymond and Rose Ann
42. WEIKEL, Joanne Gallen
43. WEIST, Jean Birster
44. YACKENCHICK, Albert J. Sr. and Annetta
45. YURENKA, Argia A.

 ST. VINCENT dePAUL PARISH

01. BOZYLINSKI, Robert
02. BREHM, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
03. CHALINSKY, Stephen and Lisa
04. CHIKOTAS, Anna Ginaitis
05. CHIPLONIA, Mary Nicastro
06. CHIPLONIA, Ralph and Debra
07. CIKANOVICH, Peter
08. CONNELL, James Jr. and Georgann
09. CONNELL, Marilyn
10. FAUST, William E.
11. FOGEL, George and Sandra
12. GETZEY, Robert and Denise
13. GREGIS, John
14. GUDONIS, Joseph and Theresa
15. HALUSKA, John and Gloria
16. HOLY NAME SOCIETY
17. HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
18. IVES, Karen Paulosky
19. KARAVAGE, John and Lisa
20. KENNEDY, James and Nancy
21. KRICK, Carole Anne Doraski
22. KUDRICK, Catherine
23. LABIE, Edna Fetterolf
24. LANG, Jean Albo
25. McANDREW, Ann
26. MEDLINSKY, Elizabeth
27. PAULOSKY, Diana
28. PAULUKONIS, Eugene and Janet
29. PETROUSKY, John and Barbara
30. POPECK, Frank and Rose
31. POWLICK, Adele
32. SCROBOL, George
33. SELGRADE, Robert and Ellen
34. SHERMAN, Charles and Kathy
35. SMOLOCK, John and Joan
36. SMOLOCK, Peter and Violet
37. STRONY, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
38. THYE, David and Susan
39. THYE, James A.
40. VABOLIS, John and Ann
41. VITALE, Marie Jeanette Winkler
42. WASCAVAGE, Edward and Barbara
43. WINKLER, Helen J. (+)

 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2010 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL. YOU MAY SEND IT DIRECTLY TO THE BAA OFFICE OR VIA THE PARISH!

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL: PROGRESS REPORT
ST. JOSEPH PARISH, GIRARDVILLE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL PARISH, GIRARDVILLE

stjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 07


WE SHARE THE MAIL
From: Karl Mousley [mailto:karl@mousleyconsulting.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 09 November, 2010 2:44 PM
To: stjospar@verizon.net; stvdppar@verizon.net
Subject: Request for information
Hello,
This may strike you as an unusual email and perhaps it is. I have a friend that recently found a picture of:


Stubovage, Peter J.
Date of Birth: 02-Jul-1910
Date of Death: 12-Jun-1971
Scerbavicius: Sgt AAF WWII


who is buried in the St. Vincent de Paul Girardville and St. Louis cemetery. She found the picture in an antique shop in Minnesota – and would like to find a living family member to “return” the picture to – in honor of Veterans Day and in memory of the man.
Unfortunately, even though the name is unusual – I’ve had no luck in finding anyone that might be family. Thus the reason for this email – would you know of anyone that would remember Peter Stubovage / Scerbavicius or his family and put me in touch with them?
The picture in question shows Peter in his WWII Army Air Force uniform and is posted here:
http://forgottenoldphotos.blogspot.com/2010/11/photo-number-367.html
If no one can remember this man – I would like to visit his grave and pay my respects. I know the cemetery is on West Pine Street in Frackville, PA – where would I get information regarding where his grave is located? I know this cemetery is very large.
Many thanks in advance for your consideration and time,
Karl Mousley

Dear Mr. Mousley:
Thank you for this information.
With your permission, I shall print your email in this coming weekend’s parish bulletin.
Perhaps one of our parishioners will remember the Stubovage (Scerbavicius) family.
I opened the link to “forgotten old photos” and found it quite interesting.
When time permits, I shall try to locate Peter in our sacramental registers.
Let me know if you plan to visit St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery.
With kind regards –
Fr. Edward B. Connolly
Pastor


IF ANYONE KNOWS ANY RELATIVES OF PETER STUBOVAGE (SCERBAVICIUS), PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

JOSEPH P. MACCARONE, a member of the former St. Joseph Parish, Pottsville, died on Wednesday, 10 November. He was 84 years old. He is a son of the late Luigi and Lydia (Giordano) Maccarone. His brothers and sisters are: Floretta Maccarone Conyette (deceased); Ann Marie Maccarone Schumacher (deceased); John Maccarone [Marconi] (deceased); Jean Maccarone Macaluso; Nancy Maccarone King.
At the request of his family, the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent dePaul Church, Girardville, at 11:00 am on Monday, 15 November. The interment will be at the Indiantown Gap Cemetery, Annville.


Eternal rest grant unto Joseph, 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.

tjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 08


Some free advice to all of the husbands in Girardville
and vicinity:

 

Always listen to what your wife has to say, no matter how uninteresting or boring it is to you.
It's important to her or she wouldn't be sharing it with you.

Verbum sat sapienti!

tjos/stvdp: 11.14.2010 - 09

 

 

 

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