MASS SCHEDULE: 1320 JUNE
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 12 June
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — ANNA MEADE McCARTHY
by Phil McCarthy

Sunday, 13 June
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — PETER and LYDIA MALAFARINA
by the family

Monday, 14 June
Weekday
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on JOANI GONTIS
by Jim and Eva

Tuesday, 15 June
Weekday
07:00 pm — MARY BRENNAN BARRETT
by James F. Gontis

Wednesday, 16 June
Weekday
08:00 am — ROSE FESCO GRASSO
by James Connell and family

Thursday, 17 June
Weekday
08:00 am — JOHN MITCHELL
by Jim and Cindy Coyle

Friday, 18 June
Weekday
08:00 am — GARY J. ROMANOT
by Joseph Sweeney

Saturday, 19 June
St. Romuald, abbot (OptMem)
08:00 am — Sherry A. Dallago
by Charles and Elizabeth Conte
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JOHN and ANNA (Walaconis) MATLOCK
by Alice Walaconis Chiaretti

Sunday, 20 June
12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — STEPHEN DYSZEL Sr.
by Tom and Mary Yesalavage

 MASS SCHEDULE: 1320 JUNE
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 12 June
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — ELEANOR M. MARCONI
by Keith and Dawn Northey

Sunday, 13 June
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — DECEASED: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS

Monday, 14 June
Weekday
07:00 pm — God’s Blessings on MARY JANE BOWES
by Christopher J. Chapman

Tuesday, 15 June
Weekday
08:00 am — IN THANKSGIVING TO SAINT ANTHONY
by Rose D’Alfonso Popeck

Wednesday, 16 June
Weekday
07:00 pm — FRANCIS J. and ESTELLE PURCELL
by Francis, Jimmy and Brian

Thursday, 17 June
Weekday
07:00 pm — ROSEANN NEISS DEVINE (59th anniversary of birth)
by Dennis and children

Saturday, 19 June
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — ANDREW and MARY POWLICK
by the Petrousky and the Wascavage families

Sunday, 20 June
12th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — BERNARD McANDREW and KAREN (McAndrew) WEYMAN
by Jim and Anna Mae Gownley

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 01


COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
05 / 06 JUNE


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,157.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $80.00 from the second collection (plate); $261.00 from the Dues envelopes; $5.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $93.00 from the loose. Total: $1,596.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $0—
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,596.00) 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 $503.26 is available from this collection for operating the parish.


Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $890.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $36.00 from the second collection (plate); $351.00 from the Dues envelopes; $62.00 from the loose. Total: $1,339.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $0—
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,339.00) 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 $636.29 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 15 June
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 17 June
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

Thursday, 17 June
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church


If these times don't suit you, you can always call for an appointment to go to Confession. If you don't like Fr. Connolly, you can always confess your sins to Kateri, but keep in mind that she is not bound by the seal and she does tend to be a blabbermouth.

 EXPOSITION / ADORATION
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday, 15 June
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 03:40 pm)

Thursday, 09 June
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 03:45 pm)


A LITTLE PIECE OF NEWS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Mary Matalin, wife of James Carville (the Ragin’ Cajun) has become a Catholic. We welcome Mary into the full communion of the Catholic Church. James has been a Catholic all his life. We hope that Mary will use her wifely charms in order to convince James that support for pro-abortion politicians is inconsistent with being a Catholic. As far as I know, James calls himself “pro-choice” whereas Mary calls herself “pro-life”.

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 02


THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT from the Saturday, 05 June, article in the Pottsville Republican about the graduation exercises at Schuylkill Haven Area High School:

Looking to the future, Valedictorian Kelsey Schwenk delivered a parable. She said that long ago there were three trees in the forest, each of which had big plans for his future. The first wanted to be made into an ornate chest and hold the finest treasures. The second aspired to be made into a mighty ship that would carry kings across the sea. The third hoped to grow into the tallest tree in the forest. The woodsmen came, chopped down the first and made it into a feeding trough for animals. The second become a fishing boat and the last was reduced to lumber and put in storage. However, "When things do not seem to go your way, remember there is always a plan for each and every one of you," Schwenk said. As it turned out, the feeding trough became the manger in the stable at Bethlehem, the fishing vessel became the boat of St. Peter and the lumber became the cross of Jesus Christ.

Nice!
Way to go, Kelsey!

THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE are proclaimed for the second time between Denise M. Turkavage of St. Vincent dePaul Parish and Mark R. McAnaney. If anyone knows of any reason why these two ought not be joined in sacramental marriage, let him present such reason to the pastor.

“THEOLOGY OF THE BODY” Summer School
Make a commitment to attend one or all five of the “Theology of the Body” classes being presented at St. Patrick Parish Center, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. The program is a free diocesan wide offering by Rev. Joel E. Kiefer, Assistant Pastor of St. Patrick Parish. To register or for more information on classes contact Carla at (610)-289-8900 ext.238 or e-mail her at CNeupauer@allentowndiocese.org

Sunday, 11 July: 05:30 to 06:30 pm
Sunday, 18 July: 05:30 to 06:30 pm
Sunday, 25 July: 05:30 to 06:30 pm
Sunday, 08 August: 05:30 to 06:30 pm
Sunday, 15 August: 05:30 to 06:30 pm
A PRIEST WAS PREOCCUPIED with thoughts of how he was going to get the congregation to come up with more money to meet the goal for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. He stood in the pulpit and said, “Brothers and sisters, please stand up if you are willing to commit yourself to giving five hundred dollars.” No one stood. The priest repeated the invitation. No one stood. Then the organist had a bright idea. He started playing “The Star Spangled Banner”. Everyone stood. The priest said, “Praise the Lord” and the problem was solved. The organist was made a permanent member of the fundraising committee.

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010- 03


 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
PROGRESS REPORT

St. Joseph Parish, Girardville

Total Goal: $8,243.00
Pledges and One-Time Gifts: $4,462.00
Amount Collected: $3,687.00
Percentage of Goal Achieved: 54%
Average Gift: $172
Number of donors: 26
Number of registered families: 347
Participation Rate: 7%
Amount Raised in 2009: $3,582
Participation Rate in 2009: 6%

 

St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Girardville

Total Goal: $5,885.00
Pledges and One-Time Gifts: $1,757.00
Amount Collected: $1,452.00
Percentage of Goal Achieved: 30%
Average Gift: $92
Number of donors: 19
Number of registered families: 120
Participation Rate: 16%
Amount Raised in 2009: $2,234
Participation Rate in 2009: 13%

The above are the figures sent me by the Front Office.
For those who are interested in cutting to the chase, suffice it to say that:
St. Joseph Parish is 46% shy of its goal. In dollars, that is $3,781.00.
St. Vincent dePaul Parish is 70% shy of its goal. In dollars, that is $4,128.00.
It would be highly gratifying — not to mention pleasing to the Lord — if our two parishes were not only to make our goals (i.e. do our fair share) but even exceed our goals. The good works that are accomplished via the funds raised for The Bishop’s Annual Appeal are impressive and noble.
HAVE YOU DONE YOUR PART?
HAVE I DONE MY PART?

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 04


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
You might wonder why I am taking an entire page of the bulletin in order to make (actually re-make) one very simple announcement. Allow me to explain: This announcement has appeared in the last two bulletins, but the response to it has been sparse. So, let me make it again. Note I am using a very large font! Note also that I am being rather blunt! Note that I am not making any great attempt to be pastoral or gentle or nuanced. We’ll see if this version of the announcement garners any greater response.

LISTEN UP, ALL YOU PARENTS OF KIDS WHO ARE IN SIXTH, SEVENTH OR EIGHTH GRADE!
If you expect to have your kids receive the Sacrament of Confirmation when Bishop Barres comes to Girardville on Thursday, 28 October 2010, you had better call their names into the Rectory before next week!
Don’t come complaining to me that your kids missed out on Confirmation!
They are your kids, not mine!
We await your call!

And we thank you for your support!

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 05


THE PRINTING OF THIS CARTOON in our bulletin has no constructive purpose whatsoever, other than to elicit a smile or two or three.
One of the most useful things I ever learned in high school was the following, often quoted by one of my teachers:

“A little nonsense now and then
is relished by the wisest men!”
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown Counseling & Behavioral Health Program is accepting Medical Assistance / Health Choices Insurance for residents of Schuylkill County. Traditional Highmark Blue Shield and Traditional Blue Cross are accepted for residents of any county. Please contact the Schuylkill / Carbon service office at 13 Westwood Road, Pottsville, 570-628-0466.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown seeks candidates from throughout the Diocese of Allentown to serve on the agency’s Advisory Board. Please call or e-mail Lynne Shampain, Development Administrator, at 610-791-3888, ext. 310 or lshampain@allentowndiocese.org.

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. 334 or e-mail preusch@allentowndiocese.org.
PRISON MINISTRY INFORMATION NIGHT
The Office of Prison Ministry is sponsoring an information night on Wednesday, 16 June, 07:00 p.m. in the Annex at St. Jerome Church, Tamaqua. The training will provide information about the ministry, the correction facilities in the diocese, coordinated programs at the facilities, and opportunities for catechesis, prayer and witness. All are welcome to attend. RSVP is requested by calling Gloria at (570) 386-2724.
If you would like to have a ride to Tamaqua, call Steve McCarthy at (570) 449-5164 or else call Fr. Connolly.
SPECIAL SHOWING OF NEW MOVIE ABOUT ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN
If you would like to go to Orefield on Tuesday evening (15 June) in order to attend a special preview of this film, call Fr. Connolly.
I HAD TO MAKE A QUICK TRIP TO VIRGINIA this past Thursday in order to participate in a Conference. (I came back on Friday.) There were two persons in the car with me. As we were driving along on a two-lane highway, doing about 60 mph, a car making an illegal pass came speeding towards us on the very lane in which we were traveling. There was only the narrowest of shoulders on the road to which to veer to the right. I honestly thought that we were about to meet our Maker, it was that close. At the last second, he managed to pull back into his lane. It was a scary experience. From time to time, we are reminded how close we are to eternity. I give thanks to God for sparing my life this time and the lives of my two traveling companions. I ask God to keep me in the state of grace at all times and to be prepared when He decrees that my time on earth is up, whether it be from “natural causes” or something unanticipated, like a careless or drunk driver

 stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 06

 


GIRARDVILLE CRIME WATCH KIDS’ NIGHT
(18 years old and younger)
Wednesday, 23 June
(Weather permitting)
07:00 to 09:00 pm
“B” Street Park
Food and Refreshments / Guest Speaker

SOMETHING I HAVE NOTICED (and perhaps you have noticed it as well) is that there has been a concerted effort by some persons to disassociate the phenomenon of homosexuality from the wretched series of events we generically refer to as “the scandals” — meaning of course, the scandal that a number of priests have taken sexual advantage of boys.
I remember — it was several years ago — attending a mandatory assembly of priests called by the Bishop of Allentown on the subject of safeguarding children from predators. The major presentation was not given by diocesan officials. Rather, the Diocese had called in a group of experts to instruct us. As part of the presentation, we were shown a video on the subject of how the average child molester goes about his nefarious business and how we need to be aware of the importance of keeping children safe from such evildoers.
One of the lecturers on the video made a considerable point of emphasizing that there is no necessary correlation between homosexuality and child molestation. I remember that this assertion rattled my brain. While being willing to grant that not ALL men who molest little boys are homosexuals, I thought (and still think) that ALL men who molest older boys and a significant number of men who molest little boys are, indeed, homosexuals. (Or, to be more precise, are men who have strong “same-sex attraction”.)
In the Q&A session that followed the presentation, I brought up that observation. I remember that the lecturer assured me (and the rest of the audience) that there is no correlation between homosexuality and “the scandals”. I was neither prepared nor motivated to argue the point with the lecturer, so I simply took my seat while he asked “whether there were any more questions”.
That experience had stuck in my gut for years now. I thought it was baloney then and I think it is baloney now.
So, I would like to assert (and I am not alone in this) that the main thing that bishops and seminary authorities have to do in order to purify the Catholic priesthood is to see to it (to the best of their ability) that men who have same-sex attraction are not admitted to the seminary and not promoted to ordination. I am not saying that there are not some men who have same-sex attraction who are also striving for virtue. God bless them one and all! But they ought not be considered for ordination to the priesthood. Period! Homosexual orientation is not compatible with ministerial priesthood.

stjos/stvdp: 06.13.2010 - 07


BOY WANTED
(This "want ad" dates from the early part of the 20th century. If you read it, you might chuckle and consider it “quaint” because of some of its language. Nevertheless, I think you’ll agree, it contains some perennial wisdom. I suggest that parents read it out loud to their sons and then put it up on the refrigerator or whatever you use for a family bulletin board.)

WANTED: A boy that stands straight, sits straight, acts straight, and talks straight. A boy whose fingernails are not in mourning, whose ears are clean, whose shoes are polished, whose clothes are brushed, whose hair is combed, and whose teeth are well cared for.
A boy who listens carefully when he is spoken to, who asks questions when he does not understand, and does not ask questions about things that are none of his business.
A boy that moves quickly and makes as little noise about it as possible.
A boy who whistles in the street, but does not whistle where he ought to keep still.
A boy who looks cheerful, has a ready smile for everybody, and never sulks.
A boy who is polite to every man and respectful to every woman and girl.
A boy who does not smoke cigarettes and has no desire to learn how.
A boy who is more eager to know how to speak good English than to talk slang.
A boy that never bullies other boys nor allows other boys to bully him.
A boy who, when he does not know a thing says, "I don’t know," and when has made a mistake says "I’m sorry," and when he is asked to do a thing says "I’ll try".
A boy who looks you right in the eye and tells the truth every time.
A boy who is eager to read good books.
A boy who would rather put in his spare time at the gymnasium than to gamble for pennies in a back room.
A boy who does not want to be "smart" nor in any wise attract attention.
A boy who would rather lose his job or be expelled from school than to tell a lie or be a cad.
A boy whom other boys like.
A boy who is at ease in the company of girls.
A boy who is not sorry for himself, and not forever thinking and talking about himself.
A boy who is friendly with his mother, and more intimate with her than anyone else.
A boy who makes you feel good when he is around.
A boy who is not a goody-goody, a prig, or a little pharisee, but just healthy, happy, and full of life.
This boy is wanted everywhere. The family wants him. The school wants him. The office wants him. The boys want him. The girls want him. All creation wants him.

Source unknown
Quoted in The Children's Book of Virtues
by William J. Bennett

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