MASS SCHEDULE: 06 - 13 NOVEMBER
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 05 November
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — CATHERINE WINTERS DYSZEL
by Scott and Teri Ellsworth and family

Sunday, 06 November
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — JOSEPH JEROME JOYCE
by Henry and Eileen Wayne and sons

Monday, 07 November
Weekday
08:00 am — DECEASED: LANDERS and SCULLY FAMILIES
by Annette Scully Whitecavage

Tuesday, 08 November
Weekday
07:00 pm — JANE DeCINDIO
by OPM

Wednesday, 09 November
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Fst)
08:00 am — NICHOLAS and MARY BIRSTER and family
by Jean Birster Weist

Thursday, 10 November
St. Leo the Great, pope, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — DOROTHY CIOCIOLA
by OPM

Friday, 11 November
St. Martin of Tours, bishop (OblMem)
08:00 am — WILLIAM J. CLARKE
by his family

Saturday, 12 November
St. Josaphat, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — JOHN A. and MARGARET V. BRENNAN
(in honor of their grandson, Lt. Jarrett Buchanan, currently serving)
by Patricia Brennan
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — FRANCIS P. O’REILLY
by his brother-in-law, Edward

Sunday, 13 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — God’s blessings on R. MICHAEL WHITNEY
by his family

 MASS SCHEDULE: 06 - 13 NOVEMBER
SAINT
Vincent dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

Saturday, 05 November
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — EDWARD M. WASCAVAGE
by Mom, Dad and Samantha

Sunday, 06 November
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — LORETTA, LOUIE and BOBBY MILLER
by Joseph and Theresa Gudonis

Monday, 07 November
Weekday
7:00 pm — MARY FORTE LaSELVA
by Agnes Leffler

Tuesday, 08 November
Weekday
08:00 am — CHARLES S. DAVIES and son, CHARLES H. DAVIES
by their family

Wednesday, 09 November
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica (Fst)
07:00 pm — BETTY POWLICK GENTRY
by her sister / brother-in-law, Barbara and John Petrousky

Thursday, 10 November
St. Leo the Great, pope, doctor (OblMem)
07:00 pm — DECEASED: SCROBOL, TRUSKEY and ARANAVAGE families
by George Scrobol

Friday, 11 November
St. Martin of Tours, bishop (OblMem)
05:00 pm — BLASÉ J. DRAUGELIS
by his sisters, Mary and Florence

Saturday, 12 November
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — WILLIAM J. PUCETAS
by his wife and his son

Sunday, 13 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — DECEASED: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS

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COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
29 / 30 OCTOBER


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $912.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $32.00 from the second collection (plate); $10.00 from the Dues envelopes; $25.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $64.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,043.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $5.00 from the Mission Sunday envelopes —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,043.00) 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 ($108.17) is available from this collection for operating the parish. This is a deficit!

Saint Vincent DePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $691.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $55.00 from the second collection (plate); $10.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $86.00 from the loose.
Total: $842.00.
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $15.00 from the Mission Sunday envelopes —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($842.00) 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 $79.18 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

 CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 09 November
02:30 to 03:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 10 November
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 11 November
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Wednesday, 09 November
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
Scripture Rosary at about 03:40 pm

Friday, 11 November
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
Vespers at about 07:30 pm, followed by Chaplet of Divine Mercy

"The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth,"
                                                                                                                    Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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HOLY ROSARY SOCIETY
Next weekend (12/13 Nov) the HRS will be selling chances for $1.00 each. Proceeds will be used to purchase large prizes for the annual Chinese Auction to be held in February. The drawing will take place on 01 December.
Please patronize this important fundraising project!
THERE IS AN ARTICLE on the front page of today’s (Saturday’s) Pottsville Republican that has to do with a ruling by the Vatican whereby the Diocese of Allentown is obliged to re-open six of the closed churches in our Diocese, not as parishes but as worship sites for funerals and for “patronal feast day celebrations”. I am not certain what is implied by “patronal feast day celebrations” but I admit to finding the ruling quite interesting and very intriguing.
There is more to this than meets the eye.
“It isn’t over until it’s over” — and apparently it isn’t over!
LOST AND FOUND
This is the second (and last) time we will put this in the bulletin. A beige handbag was found in the Sheridan Room. The contents include a container of pills and a ring of keys. The ring of keys has a tag with the letter “K” on it. It seems reasonable to believe that someone must be missing this handbag, especially because of the ring of keys. There was no money nor ID in the bag. If it belongs to you, please call the Rectory or else stop by. If you don’t wish to claim it, would you please donate the car that goes with the keys?

 PRAYER SERVICES IN CEMETERIES
Sunday, 06 November

St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs
07:00 pm
***********
Sunday, 13 November
St. Vincent dePaul Cemetery, Frackville
07:00 pm
In case of rain or snow either evening, the service will be rescheduled.
Please dress appropriately for outdoors. You might want to bring a chair.

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SOME RECENT NEWS ITEM AND SOME COMMENTARY THEREON
Christian student in Egypt murdered for refusing to remove crucifix

Ayman Nabil Labib, a 17-year-old Coptic Christian student, was murdered by Muslim classmates after refusing to remove a crucifix he was wearing, the Assyrian International News Agency is reporting.
The murder, which took place on 16 October 2011 in the central Egyptian town of Mallawi, took place after a teacher asked Labib to cover up a tattooed cross on his wrist. Labib refused, instead uncovering a cross necklace.
“The teacher nearly choked my son, and some Muslim students joined in the beating,” said Labib’s father.
“They beat my son so much in the classroom that he fled to the lavatory on the ground floor, but they followed him and continued their assault,” the victim’s mother added. “When one of the supervisors took him to his room, Ayman was still breathing. The ambulance transported him from there dead, one hour later.”
Comment: Christianity has entered a new “age of the martyrs”. We pray for the boys who beat Ayman Nabil Labib to death. May the blood of this teenage martyr mingle with the Blood of Christ to plead for the forgiveness, conversion and salvation of those who killed him. May Ayman Nabil Labib pray for us from his place in Heaven.
Governor defends self against Catholic criticism
Illinois’ governor said he is following his conscience by presenting an award at an event for an abortion rights political action committee. The move prompted Chicago Cardinal Francis George and five other bishops in the state to criticize him. In a statement, the Chicago Catholic Conference said the governor was “rewarding those deemed most successful” in the terrible work of supporting abortion rights. (Chicago Tribune)
Comment: Apparently, the governor thinks that his conscience takes precedence over the Natural Law and over the clear teaching of the Church. How many times must it be asserted that a person must follow a correctly formed conscience? One gets no points from God for following a misinformed conscience, especially if that misinformed conscience deliberately resisted being informed. If one’s conscience contradicts the teachings of the Church, it is the individual conscience that must conform to the teachings of the Church, not vice versa.
Church prosecutor: Parents must report abuse
Catholic parents have a “right and duty” to report the sexual abuse of minors , in spite of any “ill-informed and misplaced considerations of loyalty” to their church, the Vatican’s chief sex abuse investigator said. Monsignor Charles Scicluna made his remarks at an international conference on children’s rights in Rome. While Scicluna spoke of disclosure only to “higher authority,” his language suggested he was referring to authorities beyond the church hierarchy. (RNS)
Comment: If, God forbid, your child were to tell you that a priest engaged him or her in an indecent sexual act, what should you do?
You should do what you would do if the child told you that a plumber or a carpenter or a schoolteacher or an insurance man or a meter reader or a politician or a Indian chief or a butter-and-egg man or a barber or a cowboy or a construction worker or anyone else you can name had done the act.
You should call the police and let them sort it out.
Basically, that is what the Vatican official cited above is saying.
He is saying that no different treatment should be extended to the priest simply because he is a priest.
This makes sense to me.
May God grant that the time be not far off when dismal and shameful topics such as this are no longer on our radar. The truth, of course, is that there will never be a time when “all will be well” — not until the second coming of the Lord!

stjos/stvdp: 11.06.2011 - 04


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