MASS SCHEDULE: 27 JUNE04 JULY
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 26 June
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JEAN MARQUARDT GOWER
by her family

Sunday, 27 June
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JAMES MICHAEL KENNEDY
by Brian and Taisha Wayne

Monday, 28 June
St. Irenaeus, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — ANGELA RALLO
by Jim and Cindy Coyle

Tuesday, 29 June
SS. Peter and Paul, apostles (Sol)
07:00 pm — PATRICK YACKERA
by Jim and Eva Gontis

Wednesday, 30 June
First Martyrs of the Church of Rome (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on LANE SVONAVEC
by Jim and Eva Gontis

Thursday, 01 July
Bd. Junipero Serra, priest (OptMem)
08:00 am — KRISTIN E. CUFF
by Christopher J. Chapman

Friday, 02 July
Weekday
08:00 am — GERALD and MARY (Kerrigan) SMITH
by Maryann Smith

Saturday, 03 July
St. Thomas, apostle (Fst)
08:00 am — DECEASED: St.JosPar Memorial Society
by StJosPar
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JULIA CLARKE
by the Clarke Trust

Sunday, 04 July
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JOSEPH and REGINA (Andrews) GALLEN
by Joanne (Gallen) Weikel and family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 27 JUNE04 JULY
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 26 June
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — DAN and MARY (Corey) SMITH
by Bob and Anna Smith

Sunday, 27 June
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — JULIAN J. CHIPLONIA
by his son, Ralph, and his daughter-in-law, Debra, and family

Monday, 28 June
St. Irenaeius, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
07:00 pm — GLORIA TINARI CHIARETTI
by Vytus and Teresa Karavage

Tuesday, 29 June
SS. Peter and Paul, apostles (Sol)
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on JAMES HEENEY
by the Weidner family

Wednesday, 30 June
First Martyrs of the Church of Rome (OptMem)
07:00 pm — ROSE MARY FESCO GRASSO
by Michelle Stripe

Thursday, 01 July
Bd. Junipero Serra, priest (OptMem)
06:30 pm — DECEASED: HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
by the HRS

Friday, 02 July
Weekday
05:00 pm — ELIZABETH DUNMOYER MARKO
by Joseph T. Cescon (+) and family

Saturday, 03 July
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — DECEASED: STATUTIS and YESAITIS FAMILIES
by Jean Statutis Majikas and family

Sunday, 04 July
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — EDWARD and FRANCES LUSHIS
by Alice Walaconis Chiaretti

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 01


COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
19 / 20 JUNE


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,058.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $54.00 from the second collection (plate); $50.00 from the Dues envelopes; $20.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $25.00 from the Easter envelopes; $93.00 from the loose. Total: $1,300.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $202.00 from the Peter’s Pence envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,300.00) 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 $207.26 is available from this collection for operating the parish.


Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $797.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $28.00 from the second collection (plate); $18.00 from the Dues envelopes; $55.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $83.00 from the loose. Total: $981.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $164.00 from the Peter’s Pence envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($981.00) 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 $278.29 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

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

Thursday, 01 July
05:30 to 06:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 02 July
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel


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

Wednesday, 30 June
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 03:40 pm)

Friday, 02 July
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 07:45 pm)


IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO CONFESSION IN A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (to coin a phrase), we respectfully suggest that you take a deep breath and say to yourself, “By golly! I’m going to take the bull by the horns, walk into that Confession Room one day this week, let it all out and just throw myself on the mercy of the Lord!” That would be one excellent decision!

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 02


CHILDREN REGISTERED THUS FAR FOR CONFIRMATION
CRESS, Caleb J.
DAVID, Ashley
DONMOYER, Jordan M.
FLANNERY, Robert S.
GRADY, Angel
GRADY, Timothy
GREGAS, Leanna
GREGAS, Carly J.
KLEEMAN, Anthony
KLEEMAN, Christian
McDONALD, Maura
PRYCE, Alexis
 PRYCE, Gage
RICHARDS, Noah
RIZZARDI, Thomas J.
ROBERTS, Michael
ROCHE, Alexis
SMITH, Jonathan T.
WAGNER, Cody J.
WEIDNER, Madelyn C.
WEIDNER, Nathan P.
WILEY, David
WIXTED, Megan
ZAK, Victoria
IF YOUR CHILD’S NAME IS NOT ON THIS LIST, we don’t know that you want him or her to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on 28 October.
Remedy that situation by calling the Rectory and giving us your child’s name and a few other pertinent pieces of information. We are talking about children who are in grades 6, 7 and 8 — and also high-school age children who are not confirmed.
RELICS OF BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA will be available for veneration in the Church of Blessed Teresa in Mahanoy City today (Sunday) between 08:00 am and 12:00 noon.
WE ACKNOWLEDGE WITH GRATITUDE a contribution to the St. Vincent dePaul Parish Memorial Fund from Margaret Bernotas Borzok, in memory of her brother, Vincent Bernotas.

BUS TRIP TO THE BLUE ARMY SHRINE in Washington NJ on Tuesday, 13 July. For more information, call Mary Osilka at (570) 773-1118.


IT WOULD BE A VERY GOOD IDEA IF PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (and even not-so-young children) would sit up front at Mass. Children get bored easily when they are not “close to the action”.

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010- 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: $3,697.00
Percentage of Goal Achieved: 54%
Average Gift: $172
Number of donors: 26
Number of registered families: 347
Participation Rate: 07%
Amount Raised in 2009: $3,582
Participation Rate in 2009: 06%

 St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Girardville

Total Goal: $5,885.00
Pledges and One-Time Gifts: $2,547.00
Amount Collected: $1,977.00
Percentage of Goal Achieved: 43%
Average Gift: $106
Number of donors: 24
Number of registered families: 120
Participation Rate: 20%
Amount Raised in 2009: $2,234
Participation Rate in 2009: 13%


MARK ROBERT MCANANEY Jr. and DENISE MARIE TURKAVAGE became husband and wife today (Saturday, 26 June) at St. Vincent dePaul Church.
Mark is the son of Mark R. McAnaney Sr. (deceased) and Lynne R. (Jacobs) McAnaney McGovern. His stepfather is Robert J. McGovern.
Denise is the daughter of Robert D. Turkavage and Mary (Draugelis) Miller.
Denise’s stepparents are Sally (Plum) Turkavage and Rick R. Miller.
The Lord Jesus took the natural state of marriage, whereby one man and one woman commit themselves for life to a union of love that is open to childbearing, and He elevated it to the level of a sacrament.
In a sacramental marriage, the husband (in this case, Mark) symbolizes the Lord Jesus precisely in His role as Bridegroom of the Church and the wife (in this case, Denise) symbolizes the Church precisely in Her role as Bride of the Lamb, Who is the Lord.
The Lord promises Mark and Denise that He will give them all the graces required in order for them to be exemplary witnesses of the union between Himself and His Church.
The principal graces of sacramental marriage are these: (a) unfailing love, lasting to death; (b) faithful love, the kind that “forsakes all others” and prompts the husband and wife to cling to one another; (c) procreative love, whereby the husband and wife allow God to have His way with them in the procreation of the human race.
We rejoice in the union of Mark and Denise and we pray that they will be one in mind and heart and that the quality of their married love will edify the Church and the wider community.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McAnaney!
A FEW NOTES ON THE ABOVE:
(a) The priest who officiated at the wedding was Msgr. John G. Chizmar, pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Lake Harmony. He is a first cousin to the bride’s father.
(b) This was the first wedding at St. Vincent dePaul Church since 2007! There were no weddings celebrated here in 2008 or in 2009. This is somewhat remarkable. We may have to offer green stamps (or some kind of inducement) in order to entice our people to get married. We hope that the marriage of Mark and Denise will be the first of many (or, at least, of a few).
(c) Mark and Denise will be taking up residence in Lost Creek. So, we are hoping to welcome them into membership at St. Vincent dePaul Parish, once they have settled in.

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 04


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Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentownwill sponsor an Aging Gracefully Spirituality Group for older adults. The five week program will consist of prayer, a reflective presentation, personal reflection and discussion. Registration fee is $5.00 (one time fee). The group will meet on Fridays, 16 July, 23 July 23, 30 July, 06 August and 13 August at All Saints Social Hall, Washington & Cleveland Streets, McAdoo. For questions, or to register. please call 570-628-0466.
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.
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 orlshampain@allentowndiocese.org.
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 needs families to foster children with severe behavior problems, medically fragile children, and teen mothers with infants. An Information Meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, 14 July at Catholic Charities, 13 Westwood Road, Pottsville. Please register by 12 July with Barbara Ivaska at 570-628-0466, ext. 306 or Patricia Reusch at 1-800-330-8001 or e-mail preusch@allentowndiocese.org.
THIS COMING FRIDAY IS THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
We remind you of one of the twelve promises made by Jesus to St. Margaret Mary.
Promise #12 is this:
In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 05


MAGGIE KATHRYN MADDEN,
second child (first daughter) of THADDEUS J. and SHANNON (Reese) MADDEN, will be baptized today (Sunday) at St. Joseph Church.
We give thanks to God for the safe carrying and birth of this child. It was not without some fear and apprehension that little Maggie Kathryn was carried safely to term. (She was just a little too anxious to make an early entrance, which would not have been a good idea at all!) Little does she know that her name was lifted up to God a great many times, not only by her parents but by many relatives, friends and parishioners.
Now the God Who has favored her with natural life is going to bestow upon her the gift of supernatural life.
This beautiful child will be delivered from the original sin by the sacrament of Baptism and will be invested with a share in the very nature of God.
She will become a daughter of God the Father, a sister of God the Son and a dwelling place for God the Holy Spirit. She will be made a member of the Catholic Church, which is the Mystical Body of Christ. She will be given the utterly gratuitous gift of eternal life.
We give thanks to God for blessing the love of Thad and Shannon for one another by giving them this second child.
May their love for one another deepen as the years go by, so as to provide a safe and secure environment within which to raise little Maggie and her big brother, Gavin.
Welcome to the Catholic Church, Maggie Kathryn!

PRAYER ATTRIBUTED TO SAINT EPHREM THE DEACON
Lord and Master of my life,
keep from me the spirit of indifference and discouragement,
lust of power and idle chatter.
Instead, grant to me,
Your servant,
the spirit of wholeness of being, humble-mindedness, patience, and love.
O Lord and King,
grant me the grace to be aware of my sins and not to judge my brother;
for You are blessed now and ever and forever. Amen.

 stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 06


ANNA MAE (“Dolly”) MAZLOKAS LALLY,
a member of St. Vincent dePaul Parish, died on Tuesday, 22 June.
Born on 20 November 1931, she was 78 years old.
Anna Mae is one of the five children of the late Frank and Mary (Stockalis) Mazlokas. Her brothers and sisters are: William Mazlokas (deceased); Frank Mazlokas (deceased); Joseph Mazlokas (deceased); Jeanette Mazlokas Todd.
Anna Mae was baptized in St. Vincent dePaul Church on 06 December 1931 by Fr. Irwin.
She was married to Patrick A. Lally in St. Vincent dePaul Church on 17 April 1949 in the presence of Fr. Daumantas.
Patrick died on 01 October 1987.
Patrick and Anna Mae have three children: Francis A. Lally; Patrick S. Lally; Rosona Lally Vabolis.
They have four grandchildren: Francis P. Lally; Morgan J. Lally; Patrick S. Lally Jr.; McKayle M. Lally.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Mae will be celebrated at St. Vincent dePaul Church on Monday, 28 June, at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing in the church between 09:30 and 11:00 am. The interment will take place in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Fountain Springs.
Eternal rest grant unto Anna Mae, 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.
THE ALLENTOWN DIOCESAN UNION OF HOLY NAME SOCIETIES will hold its NINTH ANNUAL SUMMER PRAYER RALLY on the lawn of St. Vincent dePaul Church today (Sunday, 27 June) at 02:00 pm.
All Holy Name men, together with their families and friends, are cordially invited to take part in this afternoon celebration of prayer and fellowship, with a cookout to follow.
In case of rain, we shall go inside the church.

stjos/stvdp: 06.27.2010 - 07


                                              SOMETHING I THOUGHT I’D NEVER SEE
I was in Pottsville last Saturday, driving along Mahantongo Street, on my way from St. Patrick Church to the Pottsville Country Club for a wedding reception. I came to 23rd Street and I saw a big sign outside the Oheb Zedeck Synagogue. The sign read as follows:
                                                                             
PIG ROAST!
                                                             FATHER’S DAY!
                                                           $10 PER PERSON!

I almost ran off the road!
It was an (almost) cardiac-arrest moment!
The Jews of Pottsville are sponsoring a PIG ROAST???
And in the synagogue, no less???
What’s gotten into our Jewish brothers and sisters?
Oy vey! Where are those Maccabee boys when we need them?
This has got to be the Abomination of Desolation! (Let the reader take note!)
Has it really come to this?
If this isn’t a sure sign that the End is Near, I don’t know what is!
Then — like a lightning bolt — it came to me!
This building isn’t a synagogue anymore!
The Oheb Zedeck congregation had downsized, selling their former synagogue to the Foursquare Gospel congregation and moving their worship site to West End Avenue!
It’s the Goyim who are roasting the pigs!The Jews have nothing to do with it!
Well, okay! The Goyim are allowed, I guess!
So, let me take a rain check on that cardiac arrest.
But it was close!

LATER THAT SAME DAY (Saturday, 19 June), as I was walking to my car on the parking lot of the Pottsville Country Club, I saw (to my great surprise) a bumper sticker on my rear fender.
“I don’t remember putting any bumper sticker on my car” thought I to myself.
As I got closer to the car, I read the sticker. Let me describe it to you.
There was a picture of a girl on it — a “pirate girl” — an insufficiently clad pirate girl!
The text on the sticker read as follows:
                                                              
PIRATE GIRLS KICK XXXX.
So as not to offend your eyes, I need to exercise some prudence here.
The “XXXX” stands for a four-letter English slang word meaning “posterior”.
Fortunately, I was able to peel the sticker off without difficulty and without sticky residue.
During the time it took me to drive from Pottsville to Girardville, I was tossing around in my head various and sundry suspects.
I am almost certain that the sticker was not attached to my bumper while I was in Pottsville.
I am almost certain that it was attached while I was celebrating the 08:00 am Mass at St. Joseph Chapel earlier that same day.
One thought that occurs to me is this: It is possible that one or more persons saw the parish priest driving around with this PG-13 bumper sticker on my car and thought to him or herself: “What’s the world coming to? Priests driving around with suggestive bumper stickers on their cars!”
If anyone happened to see me while I was driving around unaware of the bumper sticker, please accept my humble and embarrassed apologies!
To the person who played this little trick on me, I say, “Okay, my friend! You pulled one over on me. Congratulations! But always remember: He laughs best who laughs last! Your day is coming!”

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