MASS SCHEDULE: 30 JANUARY06 FEBRUARY
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE


Saturday, 29 January
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — JAMES and GENEVIEVE FARRELL
by their family

Sunday, 30 January
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — IN HONOR OF ST. BRIGID
by the LAOH

Monday, 31 January
St. John Bosco, priest (OblMem)
08:00 am — AGNES NEIS
transferred from 21 Jan

Tuesday, 01 February
Weekday
07:00 pm — ELEANOR M. MARCONI
by Tim Wood

Wednesday, 02 February
Presentation of the Lord (Fst)
08:00 am — God’s Blessings on CAROLYN THYE
by her family

Thursday, 03 February
St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop (OptMems)
08:00 am — CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Friday, 04 February
Weekday
08:00 am — JOHN and MICHAEL BURKE
by their family

Saturday, 05 February
S
t. Agatha, virgin, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — DECEASED: StJosPar Memorial Society
by StJosPar
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — DECEASED: FARRELL FAMILY
by Joan Farrell and Rose McCarthy

Sunday, 06 February
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JUNE ANN ROWLAND PELLEGRINO (3rd anniversary)
by Eileen Rowland

 MASS SCHEDULE: 30 JANUARY06 FEBRUARY
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

                      
Saturday, 29 January
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — JOHN LIPSHULTZ and SON
by Anna Chikotas

Sunday, 30 January
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — JAMES L. KENNEDY
by Dan Krynak

Monday, 31 January
St. John Bosco, priest (OblMem)
07:00 pm — CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
by Shirley Losch Recla

Tuesday, 01 February
Weekday
08:00 am — VINCENT CORTEZZO
by Robert and Denise Getzey

Wednesday, 02 February
Presentation of the Lord (Fst)
07:00 pm — ELIZABETH EICHENBERG
by OPM

Thursday, 03 February
St. Blaise, bishop and martyr; St. Ansgar, bishop (OptMems)
06:30 pm — DECEASED: HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
by the HRS

Friday, 04 February
Weekday
05:00 pm — MARY A. REHNERT
by OPM

Saturday, 05 February
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — JOSEPH C. CHIARETTI
by Alice Walaconis Chiaretti

Sunday, 06 February
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — ELEANOR M. MARCONI
by Butch and Jackie Keithan

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 01


COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
22 / 23 JANUARY


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,051.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $48.00 from the second collection (plate); $34.00 from the Dues envelopes; $95.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $25.00 from the Christmas envelopes; $98.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,351.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - 0 -
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,351.00) 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 $199.83 is available from this collection for operating the parish.


Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $850.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $111.00 from the second collection (plate); $15.00 from the Dues envelopes; $8.00 from the Building Maintenance envelopes; $90.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,074.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: - 0 -
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,074.00) 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 $311.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

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

Thursday, 03 February
05:30 to 06:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 04 February
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

* Usually scheduled on Wednesday, but scheduled on Thursday this week because of a commitment the pastor has on Wednesday afternoon this week.

 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Thursday, 03 February *
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
(Scripture Rosary at about 3:40 pm)

Friday, 04 February
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
(Vespers and Chaplet of Divine Mercy at about 07:30 pm)

* Usually scheduled on Wednesday, but scheduled on Thursday this week because of a commitment the pastor has on Wednesday afternoon this week.

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 02


“Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love.”
                                                                                                                                  President Barack Obama

I consider it more or less a patriotic duty each year to watch the President deliver his State of the Union address to Congress.
So, that’s what I did this past Tuesday (25 Jan). I fired up my DVR so that I could watch it later in the evening, before going to bed.
Whenever I listen to something, I try to process it through my brain. I try not to let myself get carried away with emotions.
I’m especially on guard when I listen to orators like President Obama, who can talk a dog off a meat wagon and who can say the most absurd things in the most enticing way.
First of all (although least important), the sentence cited above is grammatically wrong: “No American” is singular and requires a singular relative pronoun. So it should read “he loves” or “he or she loves” not “they love”. And the “who”, being the object of the verb “love” should be “whom”.
But grammar is the least of my concerns, although I would think that the President of the United States would have someone who can insert proper grammar into his speeches.
What gets me is the patent absurdity of the assertion that no one should be barred from military service because of whom he or she loves!
Of course no one should be barred from military service because of whom he or she loves!
That’s not the point!
The point is this: Should a person be barred from military service if he or she openly solicits sodomy or makes it known to his or her fellow members of the military that he or she is interested in doing so?
I would dare President Obama to revise his sentence as follows:
“Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because they openly solicit oral or anal intercourse.”
I’d like to see what kind of a standing ovation that sentence would elicit from the assembled worthies in the Halls of Congress!
May God protect all of our sons and daughters in the US military!
Come, Lord Jesus!

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 03


WE SHARE THE MAIL
Background
: Father Rutler is the pastor of Church of Our Saviour in Manhattan. He is a former Anglican priest, now a convert to the Catholic Church. He is a master of the English language and a man with a great sense of humor. I read his weekly column and always learn something from him. I decided to point out to him a grammatical error in one of his recent columns. Here is my email to him and his to me.
Dear Father Rutler:
I know that I am being bold by suggesting that a grammatical error snuck into one of your writings, but bold shall I be.
In your column of 23 January, you quoted Revelation 2,17 as follows:
"To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it” (Rev. 2:17).
Should it not be “but him who receives it”?
“But” in this case is an infinitive of separation and, as we all know, infinitives take the accusative.
Pedantically but respectfully,
EBC

Dear Father Connolly:
Ach, ye are weel right. The eunuch translations now get around the pronoun by saying "the one" or "the person." Ugh!
But I plead that I grew up with the Authorized Version (id est King James) that has it as I have it - for who has more right to define the King's English than the King?
King James: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; to him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth."
I am in my Scottish / Stuart mood as this evening at a Burns Supper I am delivering the Address to the Haggis in Lowland Scots dialect. They do not bother with pronouns at all.
Best wishes,
GWR

Background: My niece, Regina (aka Gina), sent me an email this past week. Gina and her husband, Mark, are the parents of ten children. The email was full of interesting family news, most of which would not be of general interest. But there was one piece of news that I thought might be of “general interest” or should I say “general amusement? So, I am printing only that part of the email here. It has to do with a day in the life of my 14-year-old grandnephew Nicholas, a freshman at Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia. His life tends to be more exciting than the lives of mere ordinary mortals. All I know is that nothing like this ever happened to me when I was in high school!
Dear Uncle Ed:
………..Nicholas was accepted to Roman Catholic High School and is very happy. He wasn't sure he would get in. A funny story — it could only happen to Nick! He was in gym class last week and was doing some sort of jumping exercise when, lo and behold, he felt something fall out of his pant leg — his sister's underwear!!! I had grabbed his gym clothes right out of the dryer as he was getting ready for school and I guess I didn't shake them well. Anyway, he was so shocked he just kicked them behind him to get a chance to think about what he should do, but it was too late! A boy near him saw them first and Nick was too embarrassed to say anything. The class was punished until the truth was told, with the pants sitting on the teacher's desk, but NIck was still too embarrassed to tell. The next morning I called school and left a message to speak to the teacher to explain what happened but, before she called back, she asked Nick why I wanted to speak to her, and he finally told her what happened. That's life in a big family!! I need to get better dryer sheets!!
Love,
Your favorite niece,
Gina

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 04


PERSONS ON OUR PARISH BUS FOR THE MARCH FOR THE
MARCH
FOR LIFE IN WASHINGTON DC
ANDRETTE, Dottie
CLIFFORD, Nikole


COLIHAN, Julia
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
DOMALAKES, Karen
FEENEY, Jim

GILMARTIN, Jerome
GIPE, Joe Ellen
GIPE, Morgan
GIRARD, Anne
HEISER, Gloria
HELLER, Jim
HORAS, Teresa
HUTTA, John

KAUFMAN, Jeff
KING, Ellen
KRIESER, Mary

LANDES, Justin
LEPRE, Samantha
MALEWSKI, Barbara
MALEWSKI, Paige
MCCABE, Marcus
MCGRATH, Chris
MCGRATH, Nickolas
MINROD, Gena
PURCELL, Brian

PIKITUS, Helen
PIKITUS, Andraya
PILO, Tony

REINER, Julie
REINER, Rachael
ROTHERMEL, Paul
SEDLOCK, Rosemarie
SETLOCK, John
SHALE, Jennifer

SMITH, Matthew
SNYDER, Renee
SNYDER, Sarah
SULLIVAN, Kaycee
THYE, David
THYE, Susan
TRANQUILLO, Ann Marie
TRANQUILLO, Aaron
ULSH, Evan

ULSH, Zack
UMBENHAUER, Mary
WARREN, Allison
WEIDMAN, Greg
WHELSKI, Katie

WOLFF, Shannon
WOLFF, Emilie
WOLFGANG, Robert
YACKENCHICK, Albert J. Jr.
YACKENCHICK, Albert J. Sr.
YACKENCHICK, Michael
YACKENCHICK, Nicholas
                                                                                                            

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 05


HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN
It was on 28 January 1961 that Pope John XXIII signed the decree that brought the Diocese of Allentown into existence. If you do the math, you will realize that our Diocese is now FIFTY YEARS OLD!
The Diocese has arranged for the publication of a book that gives a history of the Diocese and of the parishes that make up the diocese.
There are many photos to supplement the text, including photos of our two churches.
We have copies of this book, which we are selling for TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS —$25.00 — which is actually less than what they cost us. Our cost is more than thirty dollars, but we are anxious to see that these books be sold and wind up in the homes of interested parishioners. So, we are selling them for five dollars less than cost. We have only fifty-five copies of the book. In years to come, this book will be considered a keepsake, especially because it is a limited printing.
We will be selling these books in the back of the churches next weekend and also in St. Vincent dePaul Rectory. If you want to stop by the Rectory to take a look at the book before you buy it, feel free to do so.
THANK YOU TO ALL who place money in the Poor Box containers. This money is used exclusively for the purpose of doing good deeds for the needy. If you know of anyone who is in need of help with groceries or such, please let us know. We cannot pay LARGE bills for anyone, but we might be able to help with small ones.
NEXT SATURDAY — 05 FEBRUARY — weather permitting, there will be a Mass in Spanish at 05:30 pm in St. Vincent dePaul Church. This is at the request of Father Tom Carney of Shenandoah and some members of the Latino community in Shenandoah.
This will not interfere with the 05:30 pm Mass in St. Joseph Chapel.

BLESSING OF THROATS
In honor of St. Blaise, we will offer the Blessing of Throats
on Thursday, 03 February, as follows:

• After the 08:00 am Mass in St. Joseph Chapel
• At 12:00 noon in St. Joseph Chapel
• At 04:15 pm in St. Vincent dePaul Church
• After the 06:30 pm Mass in St. Vincent dePaul Church

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 06


HALLIE MAE ROZETAR,
second child (second daughter) of James F. and Melissa A. (Rutecky) Rozetar, was baptized during the 11:30 am Mass this past Sunday (23 Jan) at St. Joseph Church.
With great joy, we welcome Hallie Mae into the Community of the Redeemed People of God, the Holy Catholic Church.
Like every son and daughter of Adam and Eve, Hallie Mae came into the world in the state of original sin. This was certainly not her fault; nevertheless, it is a fact.
It is a fact that needs to be dealt with.
The Lord Jesus has given us the Sacrament of Baptism precisely in order to deal with this fact.
Now cleansed from the original sin and placed in the state of justification, Hallie Mae has now also, by virtue of Baptism, received the initial grace of sanctification, by the power of God’s Holy Spirit, Who has taken up residence in her.
This beautiful little girl is now destined for eternal life with God. All she needs to do is to remain in union with Jesus, Who is the Way on which she is to walk, the Truth Whom she is to believe, the Life Whom she is to live.
We thank God for the birth and now also for the rebirth of this child. May her parents raise her in the love and fear of the Lord.
Welcome, Hallie Mae!
Let it be noted that she was the first child baptized in Girardville in the Year of Our Lord 2011.
REMINDER: The 11:30 am Mass at St. Joseph Church this Sunday (30 Jan) will be celebrated according to the “extraordinary form”, i.e. it will be a Tridentine Mass. We encourage people to attend, to see what a Tridentine Mass is like.
Post Abortion Healing Retreat
Hurting from a past abortion? Plan to attend the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend, 04 to 06 March, through the Office of Pro-Life Activities and Social Concerns. Within a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment, experience God’s healing love, and forgiveness. For more information or to register call 1-866-3 RACHEL. For a complete listing of Retreat dates and locations visit the national Rachel’s Vineyard website at http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 07


PLEASE PENCIL THIS INTO YOUR CALENDAR, if you haven’t already done so!
SAINT VINCENT dePAUL PARISH
HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
CHINESE
AUCTION!

SUNDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2011
SAINT VINCENT dePAUL PARISH HALL.

12:00 noon: Doors open
02:00 pm: Auction begins

The Holy Rosary Society and the Holy Name Society will start selling tickets for the Auction this weekend (29 / 30 Jan) after the Masses.

We respectfully request that parishioners buy the $15.00 packet to benefit the parish.
The packet includes an admission ticket plus several chances, plus a small donation.

stjos/stvdp: 01.30.2011 - 08

 

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