MASS SCHEDULE: 09 - 16 November
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 08 November
Vigil of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
05:30 pm — Deceased: BIRSTER FAMILY
by Jean Birster Weist

Sunday, 09 November
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
11:30 am — HENRY A. WAYNE
by Tom and Joni Gower

Monday, 10 November
St. Leo the Great, pope, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — JACQUELINE CRAY
by Eileen Croake Wayne

Wednesday, 12 November
St. Josaphat, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — JOSEPHINE CUCINOTTA MONGIELLO
by Eileen Croake Wayne and sons

Friday, 14 November
Weekday
08:00 am — Cpl BRYON K. DICKSON II (deceased) and Trooper ALEX DOUGLASS (living)
by Eileen Croake Wayne

Saturday, 15 November
St. Albert the Great, bishop, doctor (OptMem)
08:00 am — NO MASS THIS MORNING
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — M/M FRANCIS DEVINE and MICHAEL DEVINE
by their son/brother, Dennis Devine

Sunday, 16 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — Rev. THOMAS A. HORAN
by Teresa Maley Neary

 MASS SCHEDULE: 09 - 16 November
SAINT
VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

Saturday, 08 November
Vigil of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
04:00 pm — JOSEPH and HELEN BISCOE
by Bernice Yackera

Sunday, 09 November
Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
08:30 am — Deceased: HOLY NAME SOCIETY
by the HNS

Tuesday, 11 November
St. Martin of Tours, bishop (OblMem)
08:00 am — Deceased: BERNOTAS FAMILY
by Tom Bernotas

Thursday, 13 November
St. Francis Xavier Cabrini, virgin (OblMem)
07:00 pm — Rev. FREDERICK SKOTEK
by Lou DeMarkis Jr.

Saturday, 15 November
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — MARY BERNOTAS DITTUS
by Bernice Yackera

Sunday, 16 November
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — JOSEPH V. KRICK
by Carole Krick

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 01


COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
01 / 02 NOVEMBER


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $682.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $29.00 from the plate; $215.00 from the Dues envelopes; $12.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $187.00 from the All Saints envelopes; $194.00 from the All Souls envelopes; $43.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,362.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,362.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($269.31), plus our weekly premium for various insurances ($311.91), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($308.04), the sum total of which is $889.26, one sees that $472.74 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent dePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,065.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $44.00 from the plate; $157.00 from the Dues envelopes; $15.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $70.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $222.00 from the All Saints envelopes; $280.00 from the All Souls envelopes; $56.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,909.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $30.00 from the Mission Sunday envelopes —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,909.00) our weekly financial obligation to the Diocese, i.e. assessments ($231.00), plus our weekly premium for various insurances ($336.72), plus our weekly subsidy to Trinity Academy ($215.85), the sum total of which is $783.57, one sees that $1,125.43 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 12 November
02:30 to 3:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 13 November
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 14 November
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Wednesday, 12 November
02:00 to 04:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church
Scripture Rosary at about 03:40 pm
concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, 14 November
06:00 to 08:00 pm
St. Joseph Chapel
Vespers (Evening Prayer) at about 07:30 pm
followed by Chaplet of Divine Mercy,
concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 02


The following appeared in the Dear Abby syndicated column in the Pottsville Republican on Sunday, 02 November 2014.
The comment, of course, is my own.
DEAR ABBY:
I love my husband. We have been married for 45 years. But if he isn't in control of the TV, he is unbearable. Even if someone else is watching something, he will come in and demand to change the channel. If he falls asleep and we change the channel back, he gets mad when he wakes up. He'll change it back and immediately fall asleep again. I have tried to get him to understand he is being rude, but he doesn't agree.
I realize this isn't a serious problem, but it's very annoying. Thanks for any suggestions you might have on this issue.
MARRIED TO A TV HOG
DEAR MARRIED:

Trying to reason with your husband won't work because what he's really doing is asserting himself as top dog in the household. I'm sorry you didn't ask me sooner because I could have saved you years of frustration by recommending you get a second television set in another room.
ABBY

My comment
I wonder if the obnoxious behavior that this woman describes has been typical of her husband throughout their married life. If it has been, it’s amazing that the marriage has endured for forty-five years. The wife must be a saint!
Of course, it is possible that the husband (who is probably in his seventies by now) is experiencing the early stages of Alzheimers. If so, then I guess we shouldn’t deal with this as a “morality issue” or a “character issue”. The best solution might simply be, as Abby recommends, that the wife purchase a second TV set.
However, on the supposition that the husband does not suffer from any kind of illness and is in full control of his behavior, I would have to make the inference that he is — plain and simple — a rotten, self-centered individual who is teetering on the brink of Hell!
On one of my recent visits to Hell, I saw a roomful of men in what looked like a drab institutional dayroom. (It was actually one of many torture chambers.) All of the men were strapped to straight-backed chairs. During their lives on earth, these men had been sports fans and had spent countless hours of their lives plopped on recliners in front of 65 inch High Definition digital plasma screens on which they watched incessant football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, rugby, badminton games followed by inane post-game analysis by TV sports guys. They never permitted their wives to watch any of their own favorite shows.
Now these men were at the “mercy” of demons. The torture devised for them was this:
They were obliged for all eternity to sit in front of an ancient 12-inch black and white analog TV set that was sitting on an elevated platform in the front of the room. The sound was turned up full blast — so much so that it hurt my ears. They were watching endless re-runs of Lawrence Welk, Liberace, QVC (shopping channel) and C-SPAN. The TV volume was punctuated with groans and gnashing of teeth. It was all quite unpleasant!
The men do get a break, however. Once every hundred years, they are unstrapped and permitted to take a five-minute stretch. That’s a positive feature. Other than that, it was not a good situation at all!

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 03



 THE ARCH-BASILICA OF SAINT JOHN LATERAN
THE OLDEST CHURCH IN THE WORLD!

Written above the entrance of this church are these words:
Omnium urbis et orbis ecclesiarum mater, et caput
Tr
anslation:
Mother and head of all of the churches of the city and of the world

This church is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome.
It is the Cathedral for the entire Catholic Church.
It is the Pope’s church.
It is the Mother Church of all Christians.
Only the Pope is permitted to celebrate Mass at the high altar of this church.
This church was dedicated by Pope Sylvester on or about the ninth day of November in the year of our Lord 324.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the dedication of this church.
We celebrate this anniversary every year.
When it happens that 09 November falls on a Sunday, as it does this year, the liturgy of the Sunday gives way to the liturgy of the Feast of the Dedication.
We know that the Church is not, by any means, defined by buildings.
We know that the Church is, first of all, the Mystical Body of our Lord Jesus Christ. We know that the Church is the assembly of the people together with their deacons, priests, bishops and Pope.
But that does not mean that the various and sundry buildings called “churches” are unimportant. They are important. They are part of our history. They are our patrimony. We must not make light of them!
We thank God today for St. Joseph Church and for St. Vincent dePaul Church.

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 04


 

YOU SEE THAT CHAIR RIGHT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PHOTOGRAPH?
That be one mighty important chair!
Y’all can’t buy that chair for love nor money!
That chair ain’t for sale nohow!
You know who that chair belong to, Honey?
That chair belong to the Pope! That be the Pope’s extra-special chair!
Ain’t nobody allowed to sit on that chair ‘cept the Pope!
You just try sittin’ on that chair and you gonna find some mean-lookin’ Swiss Guards liftin’ you up by the seat of you pants and throwin’ you the heck outta there! And that be if you lucky!
You just hope they get to you in time to throw you out before the lightnin’ bolt hit you right smack on the side of you big fat silly head!
Don’t matter none whether you a measly little altar boy or a big shot cardinal!
If you ain’t the Pope, stay off of that chair!
The Latin word for chair is “cathedra”.
That’s three syllables: CA – THE – DRA.
Accent be on the first syllable, not on the second!
When the Pope be teachin’ somethin’ “EX CATHEDRA”, he be teachin “FROM THE CHAIR!”
And that chair in the picture be the chair he be teachin’ from.
And that chair and what it represents be the real reason we be celebratin’ today.
THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA!
Y’all got all that?

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 05


NATIVITY BVM HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE ARTS CLUB presents its ANNUAL FALL VARIETY SHOW on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nativity BVM HS Cafeteria. Admission $5.00. Light refreshment available.
For more information call 570-622-8110.
CHANCES ON LOTTERY TREE are on sale in the back of St. Vincent dePaul Church after the Masses this weekend. Two dollars each or three for five dollars.
Sponsored by the Holy Rosary Society.
Please participate in this fundraiser.
FATHER BRENNAN will celebrate the 04:00 and 05:30 pm Masses this Saturday (08 November). We thank him for his kindness. Fr. Connolly will be in Southampton PA for his grandniece’s wedding

GIFT-CARD PROFIT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014
$88.50
for St. Vincent dePaul Parish
$111.00 for St. Joseph Parish
Total profit so far for 2014
$1,059.50
for St. Vincent dePaul Parish
$1,318.50 for St. Joseph Parish
Total profit since we began the gift-card program (22 July 2012)
$3,177.00
for St. Vincent dePaul Parish
$3,686.00 for St. Joseph Parish
THANK YOU FOR BUYING OUR GIFT CARDS!
TO MY FRIENDS AT THE GIRARDVILLE POLLING STATION AT THE BOROUGH HALL)
Just want you to know that, even though you didn’t see my pretty face at the polling place on Election Day (04 Nov), I did vote.
As usual, I voted for Harry Truman!
I voted by absentee ballot, due to the fact that I was in Hershey PA from Sunday to Wednesday for the annual Diocesan Priest Convocation.
I’m fairly certain that all (or nearly all) of my fellow priests at the Convocation voted by absentee ballot this past Tuesday.
I didn’t want you to think that I forgot to vote!
Pope Francis says that voting is a moral obligation!

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 06


 Glory to God! Honor to Mary! Peace to Us!

Special Traveling Icon and Relic
of
Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska

to visit this area!

Wednesday, 12 November
Thursday, 13 November
St. Michael Parish, Shenandoah
For more information
contact Sr. Natalya, SSMI
at (570)544-3639.

Msgr. Grabowsky, pastor of St. Michael Parish, asked me to let my people know about this opportunity. I assured him that I would.
Please call the number given above for exact information about times.

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 07


 

DON’T BE FLUSTERED OR BAMBOOZLED BY THE LINE that pro-choice (pro-abortion) advocates use in order to shut up us pro-lifers. I mean the line: A WOMAN HAS A RIGHT TO HER OWN BODY!
What’s wrong with this line? Is it not true that a woman has a right to her own body? Well, yes, it’s true. But, of course, so do men! A man has a right to his own body, doesn’t he? And so do children!
But that’s not really the point!
Well, if that’s not the point what IS the point?
The point is this: ALL RIGHTS ARE LIMITED! Do I have a right to play my trombone? Yes, of course, I have a right to play my trombone! But my right to play my trombone is limited. I must not play my trombone outside your house under your bedroom window at three o’clock in the morning!
What about my right to determine who may or may not live in my house, the house that I own?
Well, of course, I have a right to determine who may or may not live in my house, the house that I own.
But it’s a limited right. I’ll be arrested and put in jail if I cut one of my minor children into little pieces and throw the pieces out of the house!
When a woman is pregnant, she has a minor child living in her body and her body is that minor child’s house for a period of time. She has no right to hire some butcher with a medical degree to cut him or her up into little pieces and throw the pieces into the trash!

stjos/stvdp: 11.09.2014 - 08


 

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