MASS SCHEDULE: 18 - 25 January
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 17 January
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — RAYMOND D. REINOEHL
(7th anniversary)
by his mother, Ida Mae Canavan

Sunday, 18 January
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — VINCENT and THERESA BERNOTAS
by their family

Monday, 19 January
Weekday
08:00 am —SR. THERESA GORMLEY, RSM
by Alfred and Anne Zielinski

Wednesday, 21 January
St. Agnes, virgin, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — HENRY A. WAYNE
by Theresa Gudonis

Friday, 23 January
St. Vincent, deacon, martyr (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on DEAN GONTIS
by Jim and Eva Gontis

Saturday, 24 January
St. Francis deSales, bishop, martyr (OblMem)
08:00 am — BOB and JUNE SAUERS
by Philip and Helen DeLuca
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — PANTALEONA and MARIAN FULGINITI and FAMILY
by Mickey Catizone

Sunday, 25 January
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:00 am — BOB and AG SCULLY
by their family
11:30 am — TINA MARIE BELL
by Alfred and Anne Zielinski

 MASS SCHEDULE: 18 - 25 January
SAINT
VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

Saturday, 17 January
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — JOAN TROUTMAN GORMAS
by her husband, Vince, and daughter Maryanne

Sunday, 18 January
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — HELEN B. FISHER
by Jim and Georgann Connell

Tuesday, 20 January
St. Fabian, pope, martyr; St. Sebastian, martyr (OptMems)
08:00 am — ISABELLE ARANAVAGE LABENBURG
by George V. Scrobol (+)

Thursday, 22 January
Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn
06:00 am — EDWARD M. COYLE
by Jim and Cindy Coyle

Saturday, 24 January
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — PETER SMOLOCK
by George V. Scrobol (+)

Sunday, 25 January
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — LIVING and DECEASED PRIESTS of ALLENTOWN DIOCESE
by Ken and Helen Wayne

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COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
10 / 11 JANUARY


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $853.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $41.00 from the plate; $54.00 from the Dues envelopes; $18.00 from the Initial envelopes; $209.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $25.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $10.00 from the Christmas envelopes; $52.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,262.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,262.00) 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 $372.74 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent dePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $933.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $50.00 from the plate; $40.00 from the Dues envelopes; $133.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $15.00 from the Initial envelopes; $38.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,209.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,209.00) 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 $425.43 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 20 January
02:30 to 3:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Friday, 23 January
06:30 to 07:30 pm
St. Joseph Chapel

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday, 20 January
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, 23 January
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

PLEASE NOTE that there will not be Confessions and Mass on Thursday evening, 22 Jan, at St. Vincent dePaul Church. There will, however, be a Mass at StVdP at 06:00 am on Thursday. This is due to the fact that Fr. Connolly will be attending the Pro-Life March in Washington DC on Thursday.

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MARY THERESA HAMA DEMPSEY,
a member of St. Vincent dePaul Parish, died on Tuesday, 13 January 2015.
Born on 29 April 1924, she was 90 years of age.
She is one of the five children of the late Michael and Catherine (Stank) Hama.
Her three sisters (all deceased) are: Dorothy Hama Rapp; Irene Hama Gillis; Betty Hama Hartranft.
Her brother is Michael Hama.
Her husband, John R. Dempsey, preceded her in death in 2000. They had been married for 51 years.
John and Mary have two sons: Jack M. Dempsey and Robert M. Dempsey.
They have one granddaughter: Laura M. Dempsey.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Vincent dePaul Church on Monday, 19 January, at 10:00 am.
The interment will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, PA.
Eternal rest grant unto Mary, 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.
IF YOU ATTEND MASS AT ST. VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH, you will notice that I have exercised “pastor’s prerogative” and have moved some statues around. I hope you will find the changes to your liking or, at least, not to your disliking! The statue of the Sacred Heart has been removed from its pedestal and placed on the “side altar”, just a few feet away from where it had been. I think this is a more honorable location for this image of the Lord. The statue of St. Joseph has been moved from the back of the church (on the radiator) to the pedestal where the Sacred Heart statue had been. The image of the Infant of Prague, which was where the Sacred Heart statue is now, has been moved to the “prayer room” in the back of the church — where the kneeling bench and the picture of Mary and the statue of St. Jude are. The statue of St. Therese has been removed from the back of the church (on the radiator) and placed on a table in the corner of the church, near the confession room.
Let me tell you what prompted this migration of statues: This past week, we removed the covers from the two radiators in the back of the church. Why did we do this? Because they block the heat, as a result of which we are burning heating oil and not getting the benefit of it. In other words, the covers look good, but they hinder the efficiency of our heating system. In this day and age and all things considered, we cannot afford wasting money. By the way, I know for a fact that we get more heat in the church now that the covers are removed. In fact, I was surprised when I realized it!
Because the covers have been removed, we had to make a decision about where to place the St. Joseph statue and the St. Therese statue. Well, one thing led to another and what you see is what you see.
Quite frankly, even aside from the matter of the radiator covers, I think the current placement of statues is an improvement over the previous placement.
Right now, the back wall of the church looks kind of bare. But we will do something about that. We have some pictures in storage that we can hang.

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 “BOILERMAKERS CLUB”
Total received thus far: $13,900.00

ANONYMOUS #1
ANONYMOUS #2
ANONYMOUS #3
BURNS, Robert and Stephanie
CHALINSKY, Stephen and Lisa
CHIKOTAS, Anna
CHILLIS, Virginia Coreia
CHIPLONIA, Mary Nicastro
CHIPLONIA, Ralph D.
CONNELL, James and Georganne
CONNELL, Marilyn
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
COYLE, James and Cindy
GETZEY, Robert and Denise
JUREWICZ, Rose Marie
KARAVAGE, John and Lisa
KARAVAGE, Vytus and Teresa
LABIE, Edna
LANG, Jean Albo
LOCHHEAD, Thomas and Geraldine
MAJIKAS, John
MOHAN, Frank and Stella
OAKUM, Thomas and Christine
PANCERELLA, Antoinette
PETROUSKY, John and Barbara
POPECK, Frank and Rose
SETCAVAGE, Dorothy
SETCAVAGE, James
SMOLOCK, John and Joanie
WASCAVAGE, Edward and Barbara
WINKLER, Joan
ZIELINSKI, Alfred and Anne
GEORGE V. SCROBOL, who died on 13 November 2014, left his house to St. Vincent dePaul Parish, together with the furnishings. I am currently in communication with the Diocese of Allentown about accepting this gift. This is standard procedure, inasmuch as all matters pertaining to real estate have to be approved by the Chancery. I am fairly certain that the Diocese will allow us to accept the house as a gift. If so, then I am quite sure we will put it on the market. The house is 614 E. Mahanoy Avenue, Girardville.
It also happens that yours truly (EBC) is the Administrator of George’s will. I mention this in particular so that no one will be surprised if they see me, from time to time, enter and leave George’s vacant house. I have also authorized certain other persons to enter the house. If you have any reason to think that any unauthorized person is entering the house, you would do well to call me before jumping to any unwarranted conclusions.
One of the tasks we need to undertake is the “clearing out” of the house. George was not a man who was quick to throw things away. So, we have a lot of work ahead of us. We cannot do this job alone, not by a long shot. So, I am asking for volunteers to help clear out “the stuff”. If you are willing to help (and we will need a truck or two), please call the Rectory and let Ginny or Ian or me know.
George had a car — a 1997 white Buick. You can see it on our parking lot. He did not leave this to the parish. However, in my role as Administrator of his estate, I am responsible for disposing of this vehicle. If anyone is interested in purchasing it, call “Honest Ed, Your Friendly Neighborhood Used Car Dealer” at 570-276-6033. Make “Honest Ed” an offer he can’t refuse. The car is not in mint condition. But maybe someone can do something with it? It does run!

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PRO-LIFE QUIZ
One of these men was the 40th President of the United States.
The other is the 44th (and current) President of the United States.
Both of them have (or had) the authority to issue executive orders.
Here is the text of an executive order issued by one of them.
Please read it and, after reading it, tell me which of these two Presidents you think issued it.
Take your time! Put on your thinking caps! Raise your hand when you know the answer.

"NOW THEREFORE, I, (fill in the name),
President of the United States of America,
by virtue of the authority vested in me
by the Constitution and laws of the United States,
do hereby proclaim and declare
the unalienable Personhood
of every American,
from the moment of conception
until natural death,
and I do proclaim, ordain, and declare
that I will take care
that the Constitution and laws
of the United States
are faithfully executed
for the protection of America's unborn children.
Upon this act,
sincerely believed to be an act of justice,
warranted by the Constitution,
I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind
and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

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