MASS SCHEDULE: 26 SEPTEMBER - 03 OCTOBER, 2010
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 25 September
05:30 pm — ANNA MEADE McCARTHY
by Phil McCarthy

Sunday, 26 September
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — ROSE FESCO GRASSO
by the Flannery family

Monday, 27 September
St. Vincent dePaul, priest (OblMem)
08:00 am — EVELYN DRUCKER ZIEGLER
by Joseph T. Cescon (+) and family

Tuesday, 28 September
St. Wenceslaus, martyr; St. Lawrence Ruiz, priest, martyr, and companions, martyrs (OptMem)
07:00 pm — CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Wednesday, 29 September
Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (Fst)
08:00 am — ALICE WAYNE
by Henry and Eileen Wayne

Thursday, 30 September
St. Jerome, priest, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — JOSEPH C. SCIARRONE
by Maria Ricciotti

Friday, 01 October
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — AUGUST BOXER (anniversary of birth)
by Tom and Joni Gower

Saturday, 02 October
The Guardian Angels (OblMem)
08:00 am — DECEASED: StJosPar Memorial Society
by StJosPar
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — WILLIAM J. CLARKE (anniversary of birth)
by Thomas J. Clarke

Sunday, 03 October
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — HOWARD and HELEN O’CONNELL
by their family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 26 SEPTEMBER - 03 OCTOBER, 2010
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 25 September
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — WALTER BORIS
by his family

Sunday, 26 September
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — BASTINA FOLINO NICASTRO
by her grandson, Ralph Chiplonia, his wife, Debra, and family

Monday, 27 September
St. Vincent dePaul, priest (OblMem)
07:00 pm — LIVING and DECEASED: JEROME and ELIZABETH THURICK FAMILY
by Geraldine Kulick

Tuesday, 28 September
St. Wenceslaus, martyr; St. Lawrence Ruiz, priest, martyr, and companions, martyrs (OptMem)
08:00 am — IN THANKSGIVING TO SAINT ANTHONY
by Rose

Wednesday, 29 September
Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael (Fst)
07:00 pm — MATTHEW and MARGARET COYLE
by Jim and Cindy and family

Thursday, 30 September
St. Jerome, priest, doctor (OblMem)
07:00 pm — KATHRYN SELINSKY LUPPINO
by Frank and Rose Popeck

Friday, 01 October
St. Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin, doctor (OblMem)
05:00 pm — BLANCHE M. TUCCI
by Josephine Yansky

Saturday, 02 October
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — LEON RYAN
by Elizabeth Ryan

Sunday, 03 October
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — GEORGE W. FISHER
by Jim and Georgann Connell

stjos/stvdp: 09.19.2010 - 01

COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
18 / 19 SEPTEMBER


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,501.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $80.00 from the second collection (plate); $50.00 from the Dues envelopes; $62.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $78.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,771.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,771.00) 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 $619.83 is available from this collection for operating the parish.




Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $817.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $117.00 from the second collection (plate); $20.00 from the Dues envelopes; $16.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $85.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,055.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,055.00) 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 $292.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

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

Thursday, 30 September
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 01 October
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

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

Friday, 01 October
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 03:40 pm)

“It’s the first effect of not believing in God, that you lose your common sense.”

G.K. Chesterton

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 02


THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA will meet on Tuesday, 05 October, at 02:00 pm in the Sheridan Room. Please note the change of time. The Court has agreed to experiment with afternoon meetings instead of evening meetings, with the thought that this might be more convenient for the majority of the members.
THE CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA will be providing two baskets, which they will place at the back of St. Joseph Church, for the purpose of receiving non-perishable food items for the poor. This is in conjunction with (not in addition to) the food-collection / distribution project already in effect in our two parishes. We thank the CDA for their initiative.
THE CHRYSANTHEMUMS planted outside St. Joseph Church are a gift from the Richards family in loving memory of their wife / mother / grandmother, Mary Alice Richards.

VERA BRADLEY CHINESE AUCTION
Sunday, 26 September
St. Vincent dePaul Parish Hall, Girardville
Preview: 12:00 noon
Auction: 02:00 pm
Pre-sale tickets: $20.00 for 25 chances
For more information, call: 874-4457 or 874-3406 or 874-2678.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE AMERICAN HOSE CO #2, MAHANOY PLANE.

IMMACULATE HEART CYO REGISTRATION
Sunday, 26 September
04:00 to 06:00 pm
Father Sheridan Room
Boys basketball, grades 3 to 6
Girls basketball, grades 3 to 8
Cheerleading, grades 3 to 6
Registration fee: $25.00 for new registrants and $10.00 for those who have previously participated in the program..

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN, is sponsoring “Opportunities and Gifts of Mid-Life – an Advent Reflection” Conference for Mid Life Adults on Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at St. Mary Church, Kutztown. Most Reverend John O. Barres, D.D. will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving. Registration fee is $25 with deadline of 23 November. Brochures are available either in the back of the church, or by calling 610-791-3888 ext. 304, or at www.catholicharityAD.org. This event is made possible, in part, through SOFF funding.



WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR DONATIONS OF FOOD FOR THE POOR.
PERSONS IN NEED OF FOOD NEED NOT HESITATE TO ASK — IN CONFIDENCE, OF COURSE.

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 03


HUMAN ORIGINS
A little girl asked her father, "How did the human race come into existence?" Her father answered, "God created Adam and Eve and they had children, and all human beings are descended from them."
Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question. The mother answered, "Well, there were these microbes that came out of the slime and they evolved and eventually turned into monkeys and human beings evolved from the monkeys.”
The confused girl returned to her father and said, "Dad, I don’t get it! You told me that God created Adam and Eve and that the human race descended from them but Mom said we developed from slime and monkeys!"
The father answered, "Well, my dear, it’s really very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your Mom told you about hers."
NORA CECILIA MALEY BYRNE,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died today (Saturday, 25 September).
Born on 23 December 1927, she was 82 years old.
She had spent the last (approximately) eight years as a resident at Seton Manor Nursing Home. During the latter part of that time, Nora was (apparently) unaware of her surroundings.
Although sad that she has died, as we are sad at the death of any human being, we are united with Nora’s family in our joy that God has seen fit to intervene (as we always knew that He would) and has taken Nora to Himself. Now she is fully aware and joyfully aware and peacefully aware — more than any of us poor mortals can imagine while still on this side of the veil.
Nora is one of the five daughters of the late Charles and Helen (Fitzgerald) Maley.
Her four sisters are: Barbara Maley Hermitt (deceased); Mary Maley McGinley (deceased); Barbara Maley Kucharczuk; Theresa Maley Neary.
She was baptized on Christmas Day, 25 December 1927, in St. Joseph Church.
On 24 November 1951, she was married to a gentleman whose name is William E. Byrne. They were married at St. Joseph Church in the presence of Fr. William McArdle. Ever since that day, she has been known, needless to say, as “Nora Byrne”
From the marriage (almost 59 years) of Bill and Nora came two sons: William C. Byrne and Robert J. Byrne. From the marriages of their sons came five grandchildren: Jacqueline Byrne; B.J. Byrne; Austin Byrne; Spencer Byrne; Grant Byrne.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Nora will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church on Wednesday, 29 September, at 11:00 am. There will be a viewing in the church from 09:30 am to 11:00 am. The interment will take place in the parish cemetery in Fountain Springs.
Eternal rest grant unto Nora, 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.

Mr. Byrne does not look for any compliments from his pastor (nor from anyone else, I would bet) but I choose to pay him one anyway: He was utterly faithful to visiting his wife during the years of her infirmity, during which time he learned, if he hadn’t already learned it, that it is more blessed to give than it is to receive. We thank him for his good example

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 04


WESLEY PAUL ESHLEMAN and LAURIE ANN BRENNAN became husband and wife on Saturday, 25 September, in St. Joseph Church.
Wesley is the son of Kevin R. and Tammy L. (Buffington) Eshleman.
Laurie is the daughter of Joseph A. [deceased] and Mary Jo (Bakerofskie) Brennan.
Laurie has her roots in St. Joseph Parish and, with the permission of the pastor of the parish of which she is a member, Queen of Peace in Millersburg PA, came back to Girardville to be married.
We pray that Wes and Laurie will manifest in their married life the qualities of a true Christian union: absolute commitments to permanence and fidelity and openness to God’s gift of children.
May their love for one another be constant “in good times and in bad”.
God bless you, Mr. and Mrs. Eshleman!
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN, presents a parenting support educational series on Tuesdays at Annunciation B.V.M. Parish in Shenandoah from 11:00 am to 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 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 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 offering free information on federally-insured reverse mortgages, which are called home equity conversion mortgages or HECM and are available for homeowners age 62 and older. Please contact Heather Strohm at 610-435-1541, ext. 311.

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 05


CCD

We had our first CCD classes for the school year this past Sunday (19 Sept).
If you were vacationing on one of the moons of Neptune and were delayed getting back to Girardville, please know that we will still accept your child for CCD. Bring the lad or lass to the Sheridan Room a little before 06:00 pm on Sunday, 26 September.
For your convenience we have provided several options for registering your child for CCD.
Go online to
http://stjospar.org/ where you can either fill out the form online or print a hard copy and fill out the form by long hand
Request a hard copy of the registration form from the parish office
Once filled out, you also have several options to get the form to us.
Electronically, you can email to
ebconnolly@verizon.net
For hard copies, you can mail, fax or hand deliver to the parish address listed on the top of the form.

CONFIRMANDI
That’s the high-class word meaning “persons (plural) to be confirmed”. The word for a boy (singular) who is going
to be confirmed is “confirmandus” and for a girl (singular) who is going to be confirmed, the word is “confirmanda”

Confirmandi will be meeting with Fr. Connolly and Miss King in the St. Joseph school hall (aka Immaculate Heart school hall) each Sunday from 06:00 to 07:30 pm. We started last Sunday and will continue up to and including 24 October. Attendance at each and every one of these sessions is a requirement for reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation on 28 October.

A FEW THOUGHTS ON A WELL-KNOWN SCRIPTURE PASSAGE. I thought about this as I was preparing for today’s wedding. The bride and groom had chosen Mark 10, 6-9 for their Gospel reading. It reads as follows: “(Jesus said:) But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together no man must separate.”
Notice verse 6: “But from ….. male and female.” This is, of course, a re-echoing of Genesis 1,27: “God created man in his image, in the divine image He created him; male and female He created them.”
Question: Why did the writer of Genesis and why did Jesus “belabor the obvious”? Why did they stress the maleness and femaleness of the human creature? Isn’t it perfectly obvious that we are all either male or female?

Answer: Well, it should be “perfectly obvious” but, apparently, to some persons, both in ancient times and in our present time, it is not so obvious! There are people who try to convince us that gender is a matter of choice. They will tell us that some persons are created to be heterosexual and some are created to be homosexual. This is just not true. EVERYONE is created EITHER male OR female. To believe otherwise is to have bought into intellectual claptrap. It is not difficult for a person to know whether he or she was created MALE or FEMALE. If anyone does not know how to tell which gender he or she belongs to, I would be happy to explain how to discern which it is, but I would do this only in a confidential conversation. There are certain physical characteristics that are sure markers, but we won’t go into that in this bulletin.

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 06


DONORS TO THE 2010 BISHOPS ANNUAL APPEAL

SAINT JOSEPH PARISH

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

 

 ST. VINCENT dePAUL PARISH

01. BOZYLINSKI, Robert
02. BREHM, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick
03. CHALINSKY, Stephen and Lisa
04. CHIKOTAS, Anna Ginaitis
05. CHIPLONIA, Mary Nicastro
06. CHIPLONIA, Ralph and Debra
07. CIKANOVICH, Peter
08. CONNELL, James Jr. and Georgann
09. CONNELL, Marilyn
10. FAUST, William E.
11. GETZEY, Robert and Denise
12. GREGIS, John
13. GUDONIS, Joseph and Theresa
14. HALUSKA, John and Gloria
15. HOLY NAME SOCIETY
16. HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
17. IVES, Karen Paulosky
18. KARAVAGE, John and Lisa
19. KRICK, Carole Anne Doraski
20. KUDRICK, Catherine
21. LABIE, Edna (Fetterolf)
22. LANG, Jean Albo
23. McANDREW, Ann
24. MEDLINSKY, Elizabeth
25. PAULOSKY, Diana
26. PETROUSKY, John and Barbara
27. POPECK, Frank and Rose
28. POWLICK, Adele
29. SCROBOL, George
30. SELGRADE, Robert and Ellen
31. SHERMAN, Charles and Kathy
32. SMOLOCK, John and Joan
33. SMOLOCK, Peter and Violet
34. STRONY, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen
35. THYE, David and Susan
36. THYE, James A.
37. VABOLIS, John and Ann
38. VITALE, Marie Jeanette Winkler
39. WASCAVAGE, Edward and Barbara
40. WINKLER, Helen

 


If our two parishes do not reach our goals for the BAA, it is possible that the pastor will climb up to the roof of St. Vincent dePaul Church and jump off, after which he will climb up to the roof of St. Joseph Church and jump off. No parachute, no bungee cord, no safety net! If it is a slow-news day, these jumps will probably make the newspaper, maybe even the TV news. Please know in advance that, if this tragedy comes to pass, it will NOT be the fault of the persons listed above!

stjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 07


The following “description and definition” of GOD is the work of Blessed John Henry Newman. I encourage everyone to read it in a quiet place at a quiet time. Turn off the TV. Let your eyes and mind savor the words. Learning just what is meant by “GOD” is the study and meditation of a lifetime.

+++++++
WHO and WHAT is GOD?
According to the teaching of Monotheism,
God is:
an Individual,
Self-dependent,
All-perfect,
Unchangeable Being;
intelligent,
living,
personal,
and present;
almighty,
all-seeing,
all-remembering;
between Whom and His creatures there is an infinite gulf;
Who has no origin,
Who is all-sufficient for Himself;
Who created and upholds the universe;
Who will judge every one of us,
sooner or later,
according to that Law of right and wrong which He has written on our hearts.
He is One who is sovereign over,
operative amidst,
independent of,
the appointments which He has made;
One in Whose Hands are all things,
Who has a purpose in every event,
and a standard for every deed,
and thus has relations of His own
towards the subject-matter of each particular science
which the book of knowledge unfolds;
Who has, with an adorable, never-ceasing energy,
implicated Himself in all the history of creation,
the constitution of nature,
the course of the world,
the origin of society,
the fortunes of nations,
the action of the human mind;
and Who thereby necessarily becomes the subject-matter of a science,
far wider and more noble than any of those that are included in the circle of secular education.
This is the doctrine that belief in a God implies in the mind of a Catholic.
If it means anything, it means all this,
and cannot keep from meaning all this,
and a great deal more.

tjos/stvdp: 09.26.2010 - 08

 

 

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