MASS SCHEDULE: 1825 JULY 2010
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 17 July
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JOHN and SUSAN CUFF
by Kay Ellen Kuchinsky

Sunday, 18 July
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JOSEPH WILLIAM GALLEN
by Joanne Gallen Weikel and family

Monday, 19 July
Weekday
08:00 am — MIRIAM FERRARI BRADLEY
by Celeste DeLuca

Tuesday, 20 July
St. Apollinaris, bishop, martyr (OptMem)
07:00 pm — ISABELLE PILCONIS KREVINAS
by Charlie Barry

Wednesday, 21 July
St. Lawrence Brindisi, priest, doctor (OptMem)
08:00 am — JOHN BURNS Sr.
by his son, John

Thursday, 22 July
St. Mary Magdalene (OblMem)
08:00 am — MARY BARTASAVAGE GRIFFITHS
by Dan and Dolly Mencewicz

Friday, 23 July
St. Bridget of Sweden, religious (OptMem)
08:00 am — ANN KOSHUTA
by Ray Wayne and Brian Wayne

Saturday, 24 July
St. Sharbel Makhluf, priest (OptMem)
08:00 am — DAVELLA EDWARDS MOORE
by David and Susan Thye
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — DAN and ANNA (Kerrigan) McCARTHY and STEPHEN McCARTHY
by Phil McCarthy

Sunday, 25 July
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
11:30 am — HARRY SHADLE
by Joanne Gallen Weikel and family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 1825 JULY 2010
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 17 July
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — DECEASED: BENDOKAS FAMILY
by Anna Chikotas

Sunday, 18 July
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — ELEANOR CONNELL
by the Connell family

Monday, 19 July
Weekday
07:00 pm — God’s Blessings on JUDY LAESCH GONTIS
by her son and her daughter-in-law, Jim and Eva

Tuesday, 20 July
St. Apollinaris, bishop, martyr (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on JULIA KEVLIN and FAMILY
re-scheduled from 12 July

Wednesday, 21 July
St. Lawrence Brindisi, priest, doctor (OptMem)
07:00 pm — EDWARD M. COYLE (2nd anniversary)
by Jim and Cindy Coyle

Thursday, 22 July
St. Mary Magdalene (OblMem)
07:00 pm — JOSEPH SCIARRONE
by Frank and Rose Popeck

Friday, 23 July
St. Bridget of Sweden, religious (OptMem)
05:00 pm — MARY L. WEBBER
by Joseph T. Cescon and family

Saturday, 24 July
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — LEONA CHIKOTAS
by Ronald Chikotas
Sunday, 25 July

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time
08:30 am — DECEASED: LIPPAY FAMILY
by Jim and Georgann Connell

stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010 - 01


COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
10 / 11 JULY


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,267.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $58.00 from the second collection (plate); $106.00 from the Dues envelopes; $230.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $47.00 from the loose. Total: $1,708.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $10.00 from the Peter’s Pence envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,708.00) 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 $556.83 is available from this collection for operating the parish.




Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $778.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $72.00 from the Dues envelopes; $275.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $86.00 from the loose. Total: $1,211.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $10.00 from the Peter’s Pence envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,211.00) 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 $448.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 21 July
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 22 July
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 23 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, 21 July
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 03:40 pm)

Friday, 23 July
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 07:45 pm)


Nobody in Schuylkill County has ever been heard to say on his or her deathbed:
“Oh, doggone it! I wish I hadn’t spent so much of my spare time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament! Wow, if I only had my life to live over, I would take those hours I spent in Eucharistic adoration and use them for shopping and gawking at the Schuylkill Mall and the Fairlane Mall and Wal-Mart’s!”

stjos/stvdp: 07.11.2010 - 02


CHILDREN REGISTERED THUS FAR FOR CONFIRMATION
BUDNAVAGE, Tyler
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 M.
RIZZARDI, Thomas J.
ROBERTS, Michael
ROCHE, Alexis
SHALAMANDA, Stephen
SMITH, Jonathan T.
WAGNER, Cody J.
WAYNE, Logan A.
WEIDNER, Madelyn C.
WEIDNER, Nathan P.
WILEY, David
WIXTED, Megan
ZAK, Victoria

WE PRESUME THAT THIS IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF NAMES OF CHILDREN WHO WISH TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION ON 28 OCTOBER 2010 IN GIRARDVILLE. THIS IS THE LAST CALL! IF ANYONE’S NAME IS MISSING FROM THIS BULLETIN, LET HIM / HER SPEAK NOW! BY “SPEAK NOW”, WE MEAN “CALL THE RECTORY”.
CORRECTION!
The elderly gentleman who types the parish bulletin must have fallen asleep when he was transcribing the figures for the StVdP collection in last weekend’s bulletin. The following is the CORRECT set of figures for the 03 / 04 July collection for StVdP. The StJos figures in last weekend’s bulletin were correct. Sorry for the mistake! We have spoken with the aforementioned elderly gentleman and told him to shape up or ship out. He cried and said that he was sorry and that it will never happen again! We shall see.
Saint Vincent dePaul Parish: 03 / 04 July
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,023.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $259.00 from the Dues envelopes; $30.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $112.00 from the loose. Total: $1,424.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $10.00 from the Peter’s Pence envelopes
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,424.00) 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 $661.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.


REMINDER: Next Sunday is the last Sunday of the month. The 11:30 am Mass at St. Joseph Church will be celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form (Tridentine). If you have never attended a Tridentine Mass, we encourage you to experience it. You might feel lost at first, but give it a chance. You might find that you will come to prefer it.

stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010- 03


 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONS: 2000 FIGURES
Note: I found the following statistics interesting, although somewhat out of date. They were extrapolated from the 2000 census. It will be interesting, once the 2010 census is completed and tabulated, and information extrapolated, to see what the new figures will be. Meanwhile, we can see that there is much work to be done here in our county in order to bring people into the Kingdom of God.

The Kingdom of God subsists in the Catholic Church.
Religious Bodies Number of Adherents
American Baptist Association, The  155
American Baptist Churches in the USA  416
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church  207
Assemblies of God  218
Bahá'í  04
Brethren In Christ Church  40
Catholic Church  63,463
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ  59
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The  125
Church of the Brethren  251
Church of the Nazarene  508
Churches of Christ  09
Churches of God, General Conference  297
Conservative Congregational Christian Conference  127
Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church  134
Episcopal Church  911
Evangelical Free Church of America, The  445
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1 9,747
Hindu  n.a.
International Church of the Foursquare Gospe l 528
Jewish 160
Mennonite Church USA  135
Mennonite; Other Groups  24
Old Order Amish Church  89
Orthodox Church in America  602
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  649
Primitive Methodist Church in the USA  303
Reformed Baptist Churches  n.a.
Salvation Army, The  880
Seventh-day Adventist Church  58
Southern Baptist Convention  49
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA  150
United Church of Christ 1 2,339
United Methodist Church, The  8,242
Wesleyan Church, The  380

stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010 - 04


DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS BISHOP?
He is from Schuylkill County!
He is “a local boy who made good”!
He is the
Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, DD, JCL.
He is a
native of Pottsville PA, ordained a priest for the Diocese of Allentown in 1973.
(He had grown up in Mary Queen of Peace Parish.)
In December of 2002, he was appointed
Bishop of Lexington (KY). In February of 2003, he was ordained into the order of bishop and assumed his new duties.

That brings us to the subject of this weekend’s visitors!
They are
Deacon and Mrs. Ralph Jahnige — less formally known as “Deacon Ralph and his wife, Joan”.
They live and work in the Diocese of Lexington and they come to us under the auspices of the
MISSION COOPERATIVE PROGRAM, in order to make the annual MISSION APPEAL.

We are pleased to welcome them to Girardville and to our parishes.
Deacon Ralph will preach at all four of the weekend Masses.
I presume he will tell us something about his diocese of Lexington. He might even tell us a story about Bishop Gainer, although I’m not sure that he will!
One of the things we should know about the Diocese of Lexington (other than that they have a very distinguished bishop) is that it is not “Catholic country”. On the contrary, fewer than one-percent of the people of eastern Kentucky are Catholic!
Eastern Kentucky is mission country indeed!
Another thing we should know is this: There is extreme poverty in eastern Kentucky.

I’ll leave the other interesting and relevant facts to Deacon Ralph to tell us about.

What everyone needs to know is this: ALL LOOSE MONEY (bills and coins) WHATSOEVER THAT ARE PLACED IN THE BASKETS THIS WEEKEND WILL BE CONSIDERED “MISSION COOPERATIVE APPEAL MONEY” AND WILL BE SENT TO THE FRONT OFFICE TO BE FORWARDED TO THE DIOCESE OF LEXINGTON.
Let us be generous in our response to the appeal being made to us this weekend. Deacon and Mrs. Jahnige will thank you. Bishop Gainer will thank you. Much more important: God will thank you!

stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010 - 05


A STRANGE YOUNG MAN
I was driving back to Girardville from the St. Catherine Medical Center this past Tuesday and, while driving east on Centre Street in Ashland, I stopped for a red light. As I was waiting for the light to change, a young man crossed the street in front of me. Something about him prompted me to look at him. Let me tell you what it was “about him” that drew my attention.
First of all, I must say that I don’t recall ever having seen him before. I don’t have the foggiest idea who he is or what he does or where he lives. I’m guessing he is a resident of Ashland, but I’m not sure.
He was (so it seemed to me) about 19 or 20 years of age. He was tall, had dark hair and was wearing eyeglasses. He was dressed appropriately for the hot weather: khaki shorts and a dark tee shirt.
So far, so good. Nothing unusual about this, right? But wait a minute! I’m coming to the unusual part; I might say the “strange” part of my brief narrative!
This young man’s hair was neatly and conservatively combed. It appears that he is not a stranger to his barber.
He had no visible tattoos. Because his arms and legs (at least from the knees on down) were visible, I think it is safe to say he had no tattoos at all — certainly no tattoos on his face or neck. He had no visible piercings, no baubles dangling from his ears or lips.
He walked across the street with a purposeful stride. It seemed that he knew where he was going and was intent on getting there, wherever it was he was going.
There was no satanic or semi-satanic message on his tee shirt, nor was there any obscene or semi-obscene innuendo. In fact, there was no message at all, nor innuendo on his tee shirt! It was just a tee shirt, that’s all, nothing more, nothing less — a garment to cover one’s upper torso. Apparently, the young man sees himself as a person, not an advertising medium.
I experienced an impulse (which I did not act upon) to roll down the window of my car and shout out to him, “Young man, may I speak with you a minute? Have you ever thought of becoming a priest?” You see, Bishop Barres encourages us priests to keep our antennae up for possible vocations to the priesthood. However, since I did not know the young man and, therefore, did not know his religious affiliation, I thought it might be ill-advised and inappropriate for me, all things considered, to pose a question to him about a possible vocation to the priesthood. There is something to be said for timing!
However, if I had done so, and if he had responded by saying, “No, I am quite certain that I don’t have a vocation to the priesthood”, I might then have said to him, “Well, young man, do you think you might like to marry my daughter?” But, of course, I don’t have a daughter, so that would not have been appropriate either. However, if I were a married man with a marriageable daughter (more likely a granddaughter, considering my advanced age), I would have given him her name, telephone number and email address and encouraged him to establish contact with her. I might even have offered him a fifty-dollar bill to finance their first date. Fifty not enough? Let’s make it a hundred!

 stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010 - 06


LETTER FROM K of C COUNCIL IN POTTSVILLE
Brothers,
Next Saturday, July 24, 2010, our K of C council will have a yard sale at the Council Home. If there are any items that you can donate for this sale, it would be greatly appreciated. The proceeds will go towards our charity fund.
I have been told that the only things we should not accept are shoes and members that our wives may want to get rid of. If any member has any items that he would like to donate but that need to be picked up, please either contact the Council Home at 628-3333 or call me on my cell phone, 617-8711. We would like to have the items by next Wednesday so they can get priced and ready for the sale.
Also, within our ranks, I'm sure there are a few yard sale aficionados that may help us in doing this the correct way. Please email me or give me a call if you can assist either before the sale or the day of the sale.
Cerullo, Datte and Wallbillich Law Firm, the owners of the lot next to the Council Home, are allowing us to use the lot for the sale.
Please assist our Council in our charitable endeavors.
Fraternally,
John Bowden
Financial Secretary
ARE YOU CELEBRATING 5, 25, 40, 50, 60 or more years of marriage in the year 2010?
Celebrate this special occasion with your family and renew your vows with Bishop John O. Barres at the 31st Annual Diocesan Anniversary Mass on Sunday, 26 September 2010 at 03:00 pm, at the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown, PA. Mail your registration to the Office of Family Life Ministries, 900 S. Woodward St., Allentown, PA 18103, Attn: Ruth Baker OR call her to register at 610-289-8900 Ext. 239 OR e-mail her at Rbaker@allentowndiocese.org.
Deadline for registration is --- September 14, 2010.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown
Site: Marian High School, Tamaqua
Old Testament: 15 Sept through 20 Oct
Foundations of Faith: 15 Sept through 20 Oct
Sacraments: 13 Oct through 17 Nov
All course times are 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
For more information or to register, contact The Office of Adult Formation at 610-289-8900, ext. 226 or e-mail mhartigan@allentowndiocese.org

Q — If FED-EX and UPS were to merge, what would they call the merger?
A — I guess they’d call it FED-UPS!

Q — How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A — He's dublin over with laughter!

Q — Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A — Because they're always a little short.

Even if not very funny, you have to admit these jokes are clean. You can tell them to your grandmother.

stjos/stvdp: 07.18.2010 - 07


A PRAYER TO THE COMPASSIONATE LORD
ON
BEHALF OF ALL CHILDREN WHO DIED BEFORE BIRTH
AND
FOR THEIR MOTHERS
A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. (Matthew 2,18)

Remember, O Lord, Lover of mankind, the souls of Thy departed servants, infants who died before birth — whether in an unforeseen manner from accidental defects, or from a difficult birth, or from some heedlessness, or because they were consciously destroyed — and who, therefore, did not receive Holy Baptism. Baptize them, O Lord, in the ocean of Thy compassion, and save them by Thine ineffable grace; and forgive all women who have committed the crime of slaying their infants in the womb, and deprive them not of Thy mercy. O Lord, seeing the faith and the tears of all mothers whose children have died, and hearing the lamentation and immense sorrow of our mother Rachel, whose voice was heard from Rama and who would not be comforted, have mercy on all children who have died in the womb. For the sake of Thy loving-kindness, O Lord, deprive them not of Thy Divine Light. Amen.

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