MASS SCHEDULE: 28 FEBRUARY07 MARCH 2010
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 27 February
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — SAM and PAULINE BLANCO
by the Malafarina and Blanco families

Sunday, 28 February
2nd Sunday of Lent
11:30 am — WALTER BRENNAN
by his daughter, Joan Brennan McCarthy

Monday, 01 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on Fr. CHESTER P. SNYDER
by Jim and Eva Gontis

Tuesday, 02 March
Lenten Weekday
07:00 pm — MARY KUPCHINSKY SMALANSKY
by Carol Bender

Wednesday, 03 March
St. Katharine Drexel, virgin (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on Sr. MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her family

Thursday, 04 March
St. Casimir (OptMem)
08:00 am — HAROLD BURNS
by Donald and Courtney Wolfe

Friday, 05 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — JOSEPH C. CHIARETTI
by his wife, Alice

Saturday, 06 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — MEMBERS: StJosPar Memorial Society
by StJosPar
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — PATSY BRENNEN HARRIS
by Jeanne

11:30 am — CONCETTA CATIZONE
by Mickey Catizone and family

Sunday, 07 March
3rd Sunday of Lent
11:30 am — CONCETTA CATIZONE
by Mickey Catizone and family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 28 FEBRUARY07 MARCH 2010
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

 
Saturday, 27 February
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — EDWARD M. WASCAVAGE
by Uncle Brian, Aunt Karen, Brittany and Brianna

Sunday, 28 February
2nd Sunday of Lent
08:30 am — GLORIA TINARI CHIARETTI
by Mike and Theresa

Monday, 01 March
Lenten Weekday
07:00 pm — ELEANOR M. MARCONI
by Stanley and Heather Warner

Tuesday, 02 March
Lenten Weekday
08:00 am — JOSEPH KLEEMAN III
by Michelena Piccole

Wednesday, 03 March
St. Katharine Drexel, virgin (OptMem)
07:00 pm — FLORENCE QUINN OMLOR
by Mrs. John A. Brennan and family

Thursday, 04 March
St. Casimir (OptMem)
06:30 pm — Deceased: HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
by the HRS

Friday, 05 March
Lenten Weekday
05:00 pm — MARY R. KERRIGAN
by Maryann K. Smith

Saturday, 06 March
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — DECEASED: RYAN and COONEY FAMILIES
by Elizabeth Ryan

Sunday, 07 March
3rd Sunday of Lent
08:30 am — MARY ELLEN KREVINAS
by Bob and Mary Burns and family

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 01


 

COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
20 / 21 FEBRUARY


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes:$1,553.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $82.00 from the second collection (plate); $100.00 from the Dues envelopes; $214.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $175.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $142.00 from the Ash Wednesday envelopes; $56.00 from the loose. Total: $2,322.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - $101.00 from the Black & Indian Mission envelopes; $262.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the parish receipts ($2,322.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($290.08), plus our weekly premium for property and casualty insurance ($444.49), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($358.17), the sum total of which is $1,092.74, one sees that $1,229.26 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes:$1,064.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $60.00 from the second collection (plate); $55.00 from the Dues envelopes; $313.00 from the Ash Wednesday envelopes; $20.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $120.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $61.00 from the loose. Total: $1,693.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - $120.00 from the Black & Indian Mission envelopes; $132.00 from the Rice Bowl envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the parish receipts ($1,693.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($183.92), plus our weekly premium for property and casualty insurance ($267.81), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($250.98), the sum total of which is $702.71, one sees that $990.29 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Sunday, 28 February
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Monday, 01 March
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

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

Thursday, 04 March
05:30 to 06:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 05 March
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Joseph Church

EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT

Monday, 01 March
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 3:40 pm)

Wednesday, 03 March
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 3:40 pm)
Jesus is beautiful, strong and holy. If we gaze upon Him with love, we too shall become beautiful, strong and holy.

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 02


 STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Including Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
07:00 pm
Sunday, 28 February, at St. Vincent dePaul Church
Friday, 05 March, at St. Joseph Church
Sunday, 07 March, at St. Vincent dePaul Church

 THE CHINESE AUCTION
scheduled for Sunday, 28 February
has been re-scheduled to Sunday, 07 March
because of (as if you couldn’t figure it out for yourself)
the inclement weather.

(Note: You know that you are reading a high class parish bulletin when you see the expression “inclement weather”. It sounds so genteel, so refined! One who uses it gives evidence that he or she is well bred. What is well bred? Well bred is bred that has an upper crust. For the benefit of those few readers who are not well bred and are deprived of an upper crust, please note that “inclement” is a synonym for “lousy”.)

WE ARE HAPPY TO REPORT that, despite the inclement weather on Friday, 26 February, we still managed to have seven persons show up for Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Church. (Eight, if you count the priest, but who cares about him? He is a no-account priest.) Seven persons for fourteen stations: that’s two Stations per person! I predict that all seven of these persons will go to Heaven when they assume room temperature. I’m not really qualified to make any decisions about who will and who won’t go to Heaven, but I can always offer the Lord a few suggestions. So, for the record, let it be noted that I suggest to the Lord that all seven of those persons go to Heaven, preferably without the inconvenience of Purgatory.
WHILE ON THE SUBJECT of re-scheduling, please note that the Spaghetti Supper scheduled at Trinity Academy for 28 February has been re-scheduled to 07 March. Yeah, blame it on the inclement weather!
REMEMBER THAT OUR LENTEN WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE has been expanded. There are two Masses each day, Monday through Friday. See page one for the schedule. You could not do anything better for Lent than to commit yourself to daily Mass — at least as often as possible.

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010- 03


FRANCIS FATULA,
a member of St. Vincent dePaul Parish, died on Wednesday, 24 February.
Born on 17 February 1929, he was 81 years old.
He is one of the ten children of the late Michael and Anna (Flatko) Fatula.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church, Shenandoah, on 24 February 1929, by Fr. Peter Scredor.
It is worth noting that Francis died on the 81st anniversary of the day he was baptized into the death of Christ. St. Paul tells us, “Are you not aware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Rom 6,3).
Three of Francis’s brothers are living: Joseph Fatula; Edmund Fatula; John Fatula.
Four of his brothers and both of his sisters are deceased: Eleanor Fatula; Helen Fatula Moyer; Albert Fatula; Thomas Fatula; Michael Fatula; Lawrence Fatula.
On 01 October 1952, Francis married Irene Marie Lorady in the Chapel at Fort Eustis VA, in the presence of Fr. E.J. Kozak, Catholic chaplain.
Francis and Irene have four children: Don F. Fatula; Kathleen Fatula Jones; Irene Fatula Leister; Cheryl Fatula Reese.
They have three grandchildren: Joelle Strohl Strahler; Raegan Strohl Brown; Holly Fatula Seickel.
They have seven great-grandchildren: Parker S. Strahler; Chase R. Strahler; Jerald R. Brown; Julian R. Brown; Josiah R. Brown; Faith M. Brown.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Francis was celebrated at St. Vincent dePaul Church on Saturday, 27 February. The interment will take place on Monday, 01 March, at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

Eternal rest grant unto Francis, 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.

KEEP IN MIND
THAT JESUS CHRIST
HAS DIED FOR US
AND IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD.
HE IS OUR SAVING LORD!
HE IS JOY FOR ALL AGES!

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 04


BERNADETTE DIANE GRADY,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died on Thursday, 25 February.
Born on 07 June 1932, she was 77 years old.
She is one of the nine children of the late Bernard and Miriam (Wendel) Grady.
Bernadette was baptized on 19 June 1932 at St. Joseph Church by Fr. Francis Carberry.
Four of her brothers and one of her sisters are deceased: Girard Grady; Bernard Grady; James Grady; William Grady; Marie Grady.
Two of her brothers and one of her sisters are living: Robert Grady; Charles Grady; Jeanette Grady Bangert.
Bernadette has a daughter, Brenda Grady. She has three grandsons: Charles A. Marquardt Jr.; Chad B. Marquardt; Curt J. Marquardt.
Bernadette is a past Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court of St. Cecilia.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Bernadette on Tuesday, 02 March, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Church. There will be a viewing at the McDonald Funeral Home on Monday, from 06:00 to 08:00 pm.
The interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

Eternal rest grant unto Bernadette, 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.

WE ACKNOWLEDGE with gratitude a donation to the St. Joseph Parish Memorial Fund from Theresa Doyle Lascala in memory of her sister, Anna Doyle Cooper. Mrs. Lascala was a member of my former parish, St. Joseph, Pottsville. She tells me that Anna’s late husband, Bill Cooper, was from Girardville and that Bill’s mother’s name is Irene. Perhaps there are some Girardville residents who remember the Cooper family. --- I am personally grateful to Mrs. Lascala for thinking of St. Joseph Parish, Girardville in making this donation.
DID YOU KNOW that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is in the forefront of support for the legalization of same-sex marriage, is on public record as also being in favor of polygamy, i.e. the right to be married to two or more persons simultaneously? This is a fact. I can provide documentation if you doubt it. Keep in mind that we who believe in God, in Jesus, in the Catholic Church, in the Bible are the only bulwark standing between sanity and insanity. I encourage everyone who is not Catholic to become Catholic and everyone who is Catholic to be a real Catholic. A real Catholic is a sandbag holding back the flood. It is not just individual salvation that is at stake, it is civilization itself. Satan, like a roaring lion, is seeking victims to devour and, apparently, is not having a whole lot of difficulty finding them!

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 05


DO WE FIND ANY SNOW REFERENCES IN THE BIBLE?
Gee, we’re glad you asked! Yes, as a matter of fact, we find 23 snow references in the Bible: some to literal snow and some to metaphorical snow. So, in honor of the Snows of February 2010, we hereby provide all of you who are snowed in with a list of these verses for your own personal Snowy Day Bible Study. Get yourself a Bible and a cup of hot chocolate and check out the following verses. There will be a pop quiz!
Exodus 4:6: Then the LORD said, "Put your hand inside your cloak." So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was leprous, like snow.
Numbers 12:10: When the cloud lifted from above the Tent, there stood Miriam-leprous, like snow. Aaron turned toward her and saw that she had leprosy;
2 Samuel 23:20: Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
2 Kings 5:27: Naaman's leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever." Then Gehazi went from Elisha's presence and he was leprous, as white as snow.
1 Chronicles 11:22: Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits. He struck down two of Moab's best men. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion. (Note: this is a repeat of 2 Sam 23,20)
Job 6:16: when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
Job 24:19: As heat and drought snatch away the melted snow, so the grave snatches away those who have sinned.
Job 37:6: He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
Job 38:22: "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail,
Psalm 51:7: Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Psalm 68:14: When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land, it was like snow fallen on Zalmon.
Psalm 147:16: He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.
Psalm 148:8: lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
Proverbs 25:13: Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.
Proverbs 26:1: Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
Proverbs 31:21: When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
Isaiah 1:18: "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 55:10: As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
Jeremiah 18:14: Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever cease to flow?
Lamentations 4:7: Their princes were brighter than snow and whiter than milk, their bodies more ruddy than rubies, their appearance like sapphires.
Daniel 7:9: As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.
Matthew 28:3: His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Revelation 1:14: His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.

THUS ENDETH THE SNOWY LESSON FOR TODAY! THANKS BE TO GOD!

 stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 06


HENRY FRANCIS WILLIAMS,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died on Sunday, 21 February.
Born on 09 October 1941, he was 68 years old.
He is one of the four children of the late Harry and Kathleen (Gownley) Williams.
He was baptized in St. Joseph Church, Girardville, on 26 October 1941, by Fr. Charles A. Monaghan.
He has three siblings, all of whom are deceased: Thomas Williams; Mary Williams Bensinger; Nancy Williams Longo.
On 20 April 1968, he married Mary Catherine Krynak in St. Vincent dePaul Church, Girardville, in the presence of Fr. J. Pascal Sabas.
Henry and Mary Catherine are the parents of Christopher T. Williams.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Henry on Saturday, 06 March, at 11:00 am, at St. Joseph Church. The interment will take place at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, on a date yet to be determined.
(The Mass was originally scheduled for Friday, 26 February, but, because of the weather, was re-scheduled.)

Eternal rest grant unto Henry, 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.

FOUR BOYS (ages 12 or 13 or thereabouts) came to the door of the Rectory on Friday, 26 Feb, to offer themselves for hire to shovel snow. I hired them on the spot! They did a pretty good job, with just some minor supervision. These four were later joined by four others who came along in order to kibbitz. Once the four had completed the task assigned, I invited the eight of them into the Rectory for a warm beverage: chocolate or coffee or cider. Cookies were also part of the offering. They were not even a little bit reluctant to accept. So, I hosted them around the kitchen table. Then I told the original four that we needed to negotiate a price for their labors. They drew a blank at “negotiate”. I said, “Negotiate is like this. I name a price I think your work is worth and then you name a price you think it’s worth. We don’t agree at first, of course. Initial offers are just tactical. Then I go up and you go down and we meet somewhere in the middle. You get it?” They said, “Yeah, okay!” So, I started at three cents. They countered with a million dollars. We haggled a while and then we arrived at a price considerably more than three cents, but considerably less than a million dollars. I reminded them that the hot beverages and cookies were “fringe benefits” and were not to be overlooked as part of the overall transaction.
Bottom line: I got some snow removal done for the parish and the boys learned a lesson in free enterprise:
(a) how to use time and muscle to earn money and (b) how to negotiate with a capitalist who tries to take advantage of the working man. A good time was had by all!

stjos/stvdp: 02.28.2010 - 07


TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU GET YOUR ANGER UNDER CONTROL
If you think that the priest is putting this item into the bulletin because he thinks that YOU (yes YOU, the one who is reading this bulletin article at this very moment) have a problem with anger, please note that you are probably correct and, at some future date, you might want to look for “Ten tips to get your paranoia under control”. Paranoia and anger often go hand in glove.
You might wonder why the priest doesn’t just hand you these ten tips face to face instead of putting them into the bulletin. If that’s what you’re thinking, let me tell you why I’m not doing that: It’s because I’m afraid to do so. I’m afraid you’ll get angry at me! You know who you are! Your last name starts with a letter of the alphabet, and so does your first name!

1. Take a 'timeout.' Although it may seem to be a cliché, counting to ten before reacting really can defuse your temper.
2. Get some space. Take a break from the person you're angry with until your frustrations subside a bit.
3. Once you're calm, express your anger. It's healthy to express your frustration in a non-confrontational way. Stewing about it can make the situation worse.
4. Get some exercise. Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you're about to erupt. Go for a brisk walk or a run, swim, lift weights or shoot baskets.
5. Think carefully before you say anything. Otherwise, you're likely to say something you'll regret. It can be helpful to write down what you want to say so that you can stick to the issues. When you're angry, it's easy to get sidetracked.
6. Identify solutions to the situation. Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work with the person who angered you to resolve the issue at hand.
7. Use 'I' statements when describing the problem. This will help you to avoid criticizing or placing blame, which can make the other person angry or resentful — and increase tension. For instance, say, "I'm upset you didn't help with the housework this evening," instead of, "You should have helped with the housework."
8. Don't hold a grudge. If you can forgive the other person, it will help you both. It's unrealistic to expect everyone to behave exactly as you want.
9. Use humor to release tensions. Lightening up can help diffuse tension. Don't use sarcasm, though — it's can hurt feelings and make things worse.
10. Practice relaxation skills. Learning skills to relax and de-stress can also help control your temper when it may flare up. Practice deep-breathing exercises, visualize a relaxing scene, or repeat a calming word or phrase to yourself, such as "Take it easy." Other proven ways to ease anger include listening to music, writing in a journal and doing yoga.

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