Saturday, 28 August
by Joe Kaplafka and son

Sunday, 29 August
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JAMES and ANGELINE (Ranieri) PALESTIS
by James Palestis Jr.

Monday, 30 August
08:00 am — EDWARD BRADSHAW Jr.
by his family

Tuesday, 31 August
07:00 pm — HERBERT PRYCE
by James Pryce

Wednesday, 01 September
08:00 am — ELLIE KRICK BOXER (49th anniversary)
by Tom and Joni Gower

Thursday, 02 September
by Greg and Nancy Miller and family

Friday, 03 September
St. Gregory the Great, pope, doctor (OblMem)
by Alice Walaconis Chiaretti

Saturday, 04 September
by StJosPar
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JAMES and ROSE (Ranieri) NEISS
by Dennis Devine

Sunday, 05 September
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
by John Wayne


Saturday, 28 August
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — MATTHEW J. BRIEL
by his grandparents, George and Louise Canavan

Sunday, 29 August
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
by Chuck and Kathy Sherman

Monday, 30 August
by Shirley Losch Recla

Tuesday, 31 August
by her children and grandchildren

Wednesday, 01 September
by Jim and Cindy Coyle and family

Thursday, 02 September
by the HRS

Friday, 03 September
St. Gregory the Great, pope, doctor (OblMem)
by Ray and Roseann Wayne

Saturday, 04 September
Vigil of Sunday
by Bob and Anna Smith

Sunday, 05 September
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
by his son, Ralph, daughter-in-law, Debra, and family

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 01

21 / 22 AUGUST

Saint Joseph Parish
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,408.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $58.00 from the second collection (plate); $40.00 from the Dues envelopes; $52.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $52.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,610.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,610.00) 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 $458.83 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,067.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $103.00 from the second collection (plate); $15.00 from the Dues envelopes; $13.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $77.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,275.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,275.00) 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 $512.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.


Wednesday, 01 September
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 02 September
05:30 to 06:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 03 September
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel


Wednesday, 01 September
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 3:40 pm)

Friday, 03 September
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Vespers followed by Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 07:30 pm)

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 02

PAUL TURKAVAGE graduated 13 May 2010 from Temple University with a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science with a Minor in Psychology.
While at Temple, Paul made the Dean's List and was accepted as a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.
Paul is pursuing his MBA at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. He is the son of Rick and Mary Miller and the grandson of Blase and Lottie Draugelis, all members of St. Vincent dePaul Parish.
In regard to the above: I am grateful to Mary Miller for sending me this for the bulletin. In doing so, she was responding to an open invitation I have extended for parishioners to send me “newsworthy items” about members of their immediate families — notable accomplishments, milestones, etc.
I am hoping that others will do the same.
THE HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY of St. Vincent dePaul Parish will resume its monthly meetings this coming Thursday, 02 September. The time is 07:30 pm and the place is the parish hall. New members are most cordially welcome, as, of course, are “old members”. The Holy Rosary Society is open to all women members of the parish. I encourage all of our women to join the Holy Rosary Society. They do much good work for the parish and they enjoy some sociable times with one another.
I encourage members of the HRS to attend the evening Mass at St. Vincent dePaul Church prior to the meeting. On the first Thursday of the month, the time of the Mass is moved up from 07:00 pm to 06:30 pm for their convenience.
IF ANYONE WANTS TO HAVE A CANDLE LIT in front of one of the statues in either St. Joseph Church or St. Vincent dePaul Church — perhaps for a “special intention” or in memory of a deceased person — please contact Ginny at St. VdP Rectory and make your request. A small donation is requested and we will place the name of the donor in the bulletin.


There will be a special day of recollection for the men of the Diocese.
Date:            Saturday, 30 October
Time:           Registration from 08:00 to 09:00 am
                   Concludes with Mass at 04:00 pm
Place:          DeSales University, Center Valley
Cost:           $30.00, which includes continental breakfast and lunch
Presenters:   Bishop Cullen and Father Camilli
To register:  Call (610) 289-8900 ext 228

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 03

Daniel Kravitz owns Denver's Home Again Furniture and, like he says, you never know who will walk in the door.
Saying only that he toned down the language a bit, Kravitz tells the story of his encounter with a unique customer:
I receive a phone call answering a classified advertisement I placed to sell a black bedroom set for $250.
During the conversation the young man on the other end of the line says he has only $700 — and do I have enough furniture in my store to furnish his whole apartment?
I ask how big his apartment is. Well, it's a buffet apartment and I ask what he needs. Besides the bedroom set, he needs a dinette, a sofa, tables and a lamp.
I say, if you're not picky, I can furnish the apartment for $700.
He didn't show up until the next day.
A man walks in, shocking in appearance. He's a skinhead. Tall. 6'2". Trim. In his early 20s. Sleeveless t-shirt. Dark pants. Doc / Martin boots — made in England, very popular with the subculture, punk rockers, skinheads, etc.
On his arm are tattoos. I cannot help but notice what they say: Kill Niggers and Jews.
I realize right away who this individual is.
Are you Dan? We spoke on the phone yesterday. Do you still have the black bedroom set?
I say: You're the young man who says you have $700 to furnish your apartment.
I show him the bedroom set. My store is about 10,000 square feet. We walk around the store. I can give you this sofa, and these tables . . . in 20 to 30 minutes we figure out what he wants.
I throw in some dishes — glad to get rid of them.
We get back to my counter and desk. I write up a receipt, including the inventory and the regular prices. The total comes to about $1,000, which I discount down to $700. I hand him the receipt for him to sign on the bottom. He looks over the receipt and says, Boy, you really gave me a big discount.
I say: That's the deal.
You won't get in trouble for discounting this much?
No, it's my own business.
I really appreciate it.
I say: I'm a man of my word.
He pays in cash.
I help him load the furniture onto a pickup truck. It was July or August, about six years ago. Before Craig's List.
We work up a sweat. When we we're done, I ask him whether he would like to have a Coke, or something else cold to drink.
I have no other customers and have time to sit with him.
So I give him a can of soda, take one myself.
Now, this whole time, I kept observing him to see whether he was carrying a gun or a knife. You see that kind of tattoo — he's not a choir boy.
When we loaded his furniture his shirt lifted up, and I saw there was no weapon in his pocket. I felt comfortable he didn't have a weapon.
So I say: I couldn't help but notice your tattoos. Do you really believe that?
Hell, yes --- I do!
Have you ever hurt anybody?
How many blacks and Jews do you know?
I don't need to know any. I know they're bad. Blacks are trying to take over the white women. Jews are controlling the banks and the government.
I say: I hate to tell you — I disagree with your propaganda. I grew up in Park Hill around a lot of black people. Unless you know somebody you can't make judgments about a whole culture.
I saw that he was not connected to what I said. So I say: I bet you don't talk to your mother and father — if my son had the tattoos on his arms that you have, I wouldn't talk to my son. I don't think you talk to your parents.
No, I don't.
I realized I hit a nerve.
The next thing I say: It wasn't that many years ago that your mother held you in her arms, and she loves you. I'm a parent. I know that your parents are hurt and miss you, and don't approve of your ways.
Then I say: I want to share with you . . . I'm Jewish.
No, you're not.
Why would I lie to you about that?
You don't look like a Jew.
What does a Jew look like?
Not like you.
I point to my front door and show him my mezuzah, and tell him that Jews put it on their doorposts.
And I have a siddur, so I open it up and say: See, this is my Hebrew prayer book
I show him my store hours and say: Notice, I'm closed on the Sabbath. I live as a Jew.
What you think of Jews is not right. I pray with people who have numbers on their arms. You're part of a group of people who believe that the Holocaust didn't happen. Not only did I lose family members, I pray with people who have numbers on their arms.
No, it's a Holohaux.
Absolutely not true. You know what? I think you're a nice guy. I know by some of the things you've said to me how appreciative you are that I gave you a good deal. I know that your mother and father raised you with good values. Why you are a part of the neo-Nazis, I have no understanding.
One of two things is going to happen to you. You'll end up dead, or you'll end up in prison and some huge bubba is going to take you for his wife. You need to think about what you're doing. These are the only two possible paths if you keep on doing what you're doing.
You told me you've hurt people. Do you want to hurt me?
No. You've been nice to me.
I've only been nice to you because you gave me an opportunity to be nice to you.
You hurt people you don't even know because of the color of their skin or their religion.
You need to think about that.
The people you hang around with don't care if you're in jail or dead. But your mother and father do care.
Then another customer walks in.
Listen, I can't talk more now, but if you want to talk to me more I'll be glad to talk to you. I want you to think about what I've said to you because everything I've said is true.
I didn't know what he thought. But he came in with the prejudice that Jews are greedy and money-grabbing. He had to realize, here's a Jew who just gave him a really good deal, helped him load his truck and sweated with him. I think what hit him was when I said: It's not long ago that your parents held you in their arms.
He left.
Months later, maybe a year later, he came back to Kravitz's store.
He says to me: Do you remember me?
I say: Of course.
[At this point in the retelling, Kravitz tears up.]
He was dressed completely different. His hair was grown out — no more shaved head — normal hair. He didn't look like a Skinhead. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt, jeans and sneakers. He looked like a whole different person.
I ask: Did you reconnect with your parents?
Yes I have.
He says: I need to give you an apology. I realize now how offensive my tattoos were to you and how hurtful they are. I can't afford it now — but I'm going to have those tattoos removed.
He gave me a hug.
I've never seen him again

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 04 / 05

Presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion should be a conscious decision, based on a reasoned judgement regarding one’s worthiness to do so, according to the Church’s objective criteria, asking such questions as: “Am I in full communion with the Catholic Church? Am I guilty of grave sin? Have I incurred a penalty (e.g. excommunication, interdict) that forbids me to receive Holy Communion? Have I prepared myself by fasting for at least an hour?” The practice of indiscriminately presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion, merely as a consequence of being present at Mass, is an abuse that must be corrected (cf. Instruction “Redemptionis Sacramentum,” nos. 81, 83).

To these words of Pope John Paul II (and of Cardinal Ratzinger), we add the following:
We wish to caution everyone about the danger of unworthy reception of Holy Communion.
These are just a few examples:
• If a person is invalidly married, he / she must not receive Holy Communion.
• If a person is co-habiting with someone, he / she must not receive Holy Communion. (By “cohabiting”, we do, of course, mean living with someone other than one’s husband or wife in an arrangement that includes sexual exchange.)
• If a person is in an ongoing sexual relationship with someone, even if not cohabiting with that person, he/ she must not receive Holy Communion.
• If a person has missed Mass on a Sunday or a Holyday of Obligation, he / she must not receive Holy Communion. (We refer, of course, to missing Mass deliberately or for some inadequate reason, not to missing Mass by reason of sickness or some just cause.)
• If a person has made a decision not to forgive someone, he / she must not receive Holy Communion. Not to forgive someone includes a deliberate decision to ignore a person, refusing even to exchange a smile or a greeting

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 06



01. BANN, Charles
02. BARBER, Marie A.
03. BURNS, John
04. BYRNE, William and Nora
05. CHUPASKO, Bernadine (Ranieri)
06. CLARKE, Thomas
07. CONNOLLY, Edward B.
08. DeLUCA, Celeste
09. DEVANEY, Lorraine Cuff
10. DEVINE, Dennis
11. DOUGHERTY, Margaret
12. FATULA, Irene
13. GILLIS, John M. and Mary Theresa
14. GOWER, Thomas and Jean
15. HOUSER, Catherine (Kennedy)
17. KELLY, Arthur J.
18. KOWALICK, Patricia (Reiley)
19. McCARTHY, Philip D.
20. McCARTHY, Stephen
21. MILLER, Beverly Ann
22. MORAN, Elizabeth
23. MURRAY, Mary E.
24. O’DONNELL, Margaret (Lenahan)
25. PIKITUS, John and Helen
26. PRYCE, Agnes E.
27. ROWLAND, Eileen
28. SMALLWOOD, Rose Marie (Brennan)
29. SMITH, Frank and Phyllis
30. SMITH, Robert and Anna
31. TARONE, Joseph Tarone
32. WAYNE, Henry and Eileen
33. WAYNE, Kenneth and Anna Mae
34. WAYNE, Raymond and Rose Ann
35. WEIST, Jean (Birster)
36. YACKENCHICK, Albert J. Sr. and Annetta


01. BOZYLINSKI, Robert
02. BREHM, Patrick
03. CHIKOTAS, Anna (Ginaitis)
04. CHIPLONIA, Ralph and Debra
06. CONNELL, James Jr. and Georgann
07. CONNELL, Marilyn
08. FAUST, William E.
09. FRIGONE, Rita
10. GETZEY, Robert and Denise
11. GREGIS, John
12. GUDONIS, Joseph and Theresa
13. HALUSKA, John and Gloria
16. KRICK, Carole Anne (Doraski)
17. LABIE, Edna (Fetterolf)
18. LANG, Jean (Albo)
19. MEDLINSKY, Elizabeth
20. MOHAN, Francis P. MD and Stella
21. PAULOSKY, Diana
22. PETROUSKY, John and Barbara
23. POPECK, Frank and Rose
24. POWLICK, Adele
25. SCROBOL, George
26. SELGRADE, Robert and Ellen
27. SHERMAN, Charles and Kathy
28. SMOLOCK, John and Joan
29. SMOLOCK, Peter and Violet
30. STRONY, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
31. VABOLIS, John and Ann
32. VITALE, Marie Jeanette (Winkler)
33. WINKLER, Helen



If your name is not on this list and it should be, please let me know. I depend on the Diocese to send me the updated list of donors and it is always possible that there might be an omission. If your name is not on this list because you have not yet made a contribution, please do make a contribution as soon as possible. The cause is eminently worthy and I would like to see our parishes make their minimum goals.

stjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 07

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown will sponsor A Listening Heart – Developing Communication Skills for Parish Outreach on Thursday, 30 September, from 06:30 to 09:00 pm. This free workshop will be held at St. John the Baptist Parish, 913 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Please register by calling 570-628-0466 by 28 September.
Understanding Suffering and Spiritual Companionship, a workshop for caregivers, families, parish volunteers, and professionals will be offered on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 at either 01:00 to 04:30 pm or 05:30 to 09:00 pm at Sacred Heart Hospital Auditorium, 421 Chew Street, Allentown. Continuing education units are available. Registration fee is $10.00. Sponsored by Sacred Heart Hospital, Parish Nurse Coalition of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown. For more information and a brochure, please call Michele at 610-871-5905 before the registration deadline of 08 September.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown presents a parenting support educational series on Tuesdays beginning 07 September, at Annunciation B.V.M. Parish in Shenandoah from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. There is no fee for the course. Moms, dads, and grandparents of infants through toddlers are encouraged to attend. Please call 570-628-0466 to register or for more information.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown offers services at Annunciation B.V.M. Parish in Shenandoah on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 1 PM beginning August 24. 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


If you have a child in grades one to eight in public school, please register him / her / them in CCD.
Do this by calling the Rectory (276-6033) and giving us the child’s name, grade, names of parents, address and phone number.
CCD classes are held on Sunday, from 06:00 to 07:30 pm in St. Joseph Rectory and in the Sheridan Room.
Children whose names were already called in for Confirmation are considered registered for CCD. So, there is no need to call their names in.

tjos/stvdp: 08.29.2010 - 08



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