MASS SCHEDULE: 26 April - 03 MAY
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 25 April
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — ROBERT SIMONONIS
by his brother-in-law, Joe Muredda

Sunday, 26 April
4th Sunday of Easter
10:00 am — BOB and AG SCULLY
by their family
11:30 am — ROBERT DONAVAN
by Eileen Croake Wayne

Monday, 27 April
Easter Weekday
08:00 am — JOSEPH C. CHIARETTI
by his wife, Alice

Wednesday, 29 April
St. Catharine of Siena, virgin, doctor (Fst - Allentown)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on SISTER MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her parents

Friday, 01 May
St. Joseph the Worker (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on MARTIN and NEMIA ZEMANEK
by Jim and Eva Gontis

Saturday, 02 May
St. Athanasius, bishop, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — GROVER and JANE ROBINSON
by Jim and Cindy Coyle
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — Health and God’s blessings on
MEGAN CROAKE FISHER
by Eileen Croake Wayne

Sunday, 03 May
5th Sunday of Easter
11:30 am — AGNES BURGESS MARCHETTA
by Eileen Croake Wayne

 MASS SCHEDULE: 26 April - 03 MAY
SAINT
VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

Saturday, 25 April
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — MARY HAMA DEMPSEY
by M/M John Gillis

Sunday, 26 April
4th Sunday of Easter
08:30 am — PETER SMOLOCK
(90th anniversary of birth)
by John and Joanie Smolock

Tuesday, 28 April
St. Peter Chanel, priest, martyr;
St. Louis Grignion deMontfort, priest (OptMems)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on the MAJIKAS FAMILY
by Vince Majikas

Thursday, 30 April
Easter Weekday
07:00 pm — MICHAEL YESALAVGE
by Robert Urban

Saturday, 02 May
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — JOSEPH V. GUDONIS
by his family

Sunday, 03 May
5th Sunday of Easter
08:30 am — MARY JANE RITZO
(52nd anniversary of wedding – 04 May 1963)
by her husband and her daughter

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COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
18 /19 APRIL


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,327.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $40.00 from the plate; $80.00 from the Dues envelopes; $74.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $130.00 from the Easter envelopes; $71.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,722.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,722.00) 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 $832.74 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent dePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $592.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $78.00 from the plate; $25.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $20.00 from the Dues envelopes; $5.00 from the Easter envelopes; $62.00 from the loose.
Total: $782.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($782.00) 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 ($1.57) is available from this collection for operating the parish.
THIS IS A DEFICIT!

CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 29 April
02:30 to 3:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

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

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

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Wednesday, 29 April
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, 01 May
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

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MARIANNE FEDDOR ROBITIS,RN,
a member of St. Vincent dePaul Parish, died on Wednesday, 22 April 2015.
Born on 29 April 1941, she was 73 years old.
She is the daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Zaborowsky) Feddor.
She was baptized in St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah.
On 19 August 1961, she was married to George Robitis, also in St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah. George died in 1997.
Marianne is the mother of two daughters: Mary Beth Robitis Sugrue and Krista Robitis Pikitus.
She has three grandchildren: Emily Sugrue; Rebecca Pikitus; Francis Pikitus.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, 28 April, at St. Vincent dePaul Church.
The interment will follow in the St. Vincent dePaul Parish Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.
Eternal rest grant unto Marianne, 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.

THE BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
for 2015 is now officially under way!

If there is any charity at all that you might consider worthy of your support, I respectfully suggest that you put The Bishop’s Annual Appeal at the top of your list.
There are envelopes in the back of the churches.
However, if you have contributed in the past, you probably will not need these envelopes.
The Diocese has probably already sent (or will send) you solicitations in the mail.

PEOPLE ASK ME whether I know the exact date of my impending retirement. The answer is: No, I do not know. I have not yet been officially informed. I am reasonably certain that it will be the latter part of June 2015.
PEOPLE ASK ME whether I know who the priest is who will replace me here in Girardville. The answer is: No, I do not know, but I rather doubt (but I do not know for certain) that there will be a priest who will be a resident pastor in Girardville.
PEOPLE ASK ME whether I know anything more about the impending consolidation of parishes in our immediate area (Ashland, Frackville, Girardville, Gordon). The answer is: No, I do not. I know only that recommendations have been made by the diocesan “numbers crunchers” to the Priests Council that advises the Bishop. I think I know what the recommendations are, but I do not know what, if anything, has been decided by either the Priests Council or the Bishop.

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 OPEN-HOUSE FURNITURE SALE
DINING-ROOM SET
TABLES
CHAIRS
CABINETS
BED FRAMES
DRESSERS
……. AND MORE.
SATURDAY, 02 MAY 2015!
12:00 NOON TO 02:00 PM
614 E. MAHANOY AVENUE, GIRARDVILLE
STOP BY IF INTERESTED.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!
IF YOU PLAN ON BUYING LARGE FURNITURE, BRING PEOPLE WHO CAN LIFT, PLUS A VEHICLE TO TRANSPORT IT.
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
CASH PREFERABLE!
PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED IF WE KNOW YOU!
NO CREDIT CARDS!
HONEST IAN IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE DEALS!
The furniture (and the house) were the property of
the late George V. Scrobol, may he rest in peace!

HILLARY CALLS FOR AN END TO RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS TO ABORTION!!!
In an absolutely astounding series of comments in a speech she delivered on Friday, 24 April, in New York City, at the Women in the World Summit, former First Lady, former U.S. Senator from New York, former Secretary of State, current candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Office of President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said, loud and clear that religions that teach that abortion is immoral must change their teachings!!
Guess which religion she is referring to!
Don’t take it from me!
Watch it for yourself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=pVTiAJ1e9SM

The full speech is 23 minutes and 12 seconds.
If you don’t have the patience to watch the whole thing, fast-forward to where she is about nine minutes into the speech.
If ever I have had any doubts about whether or not Hillary Clinton is an enemy of the Catholic Church, all of my doubts have been removed.
It is abundantly clear that, if elected to the Highest Office in the Land, she would exert her power to crush the Catholic Church, not only in the USA, but elsewhere.
I assure you that this is not an exaggeration.
I mean, of course, the authentic Catholic Church, the Church that is founded on Peter, the Church that teaches the full gospel of Jesus Christ, not any one of the effete versions of the Catholic Church.
“Never before have we seen a presidential candidate be this bold about directly confronting the Catholic Church's teachings on abortion”, said Bill Donohue of the Catholic League.

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ROSE MARIE EYE GOWER,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died on Thursday, 23 April 2015.
Born on 08 May 1947, she was 67 years old.
She is one of the seven children of Kenneth Eye (deceased) and Alberta Marquardt Eye.
Her six brothers and sisters are: Joanne Eye Button (deceased); Kenneth Eye (deceased); Jerry Eye (deceased); Joseph Eye (deceased); Lillian Eye Fago; Helen Anne Eye Halsey.
Rose Marie was baptized in St. Joseph Church on 25 May 1947 by Fr. Raymond J. McHale.
She was married to William G. Gower in St. Joseph Church on 07 September 1968 in the presence of Fr. William E. Handges.
Rose Marie is the mother of two sons: Brian P. Gower and William G. Gower Jr.
She has two grandchildren: William G. Gower 3rd and Crystal R. Gower.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 27 April, at 11:00 am in St. Joseph Church.
Prior to the Mass, from 09:00 to 10:30 am, friends may call at the Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Girardville.
The interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs will be private — at the convenience of the family
Eternal rest grant unto Rose Marie, 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.
NEIGHBORHOOD DRUG ALERT!
Needles (with residue) were found lying in the back yard of St. Joseph Rectory. They were not knitting needles. We infer that some person or persons were shooting up under the steps that lead up to St. Joseph Sacristy. Or, perhaps, they were simply tossed into the yard by someone walking along Preston Avenue.
Also, small packets with drug residue were found in the St. Vincent dePaul Rectory back yard.
Saints preserve us! Is it possible that some person or persons in Girardville is (are) using illegal substances in order to get high?
(I guess it is possible! An alternate theory is that it could be some visitor(s) from Ashland or Shenandoah!)
One way or the other, we wish the persons responsible would cease and desist from the use of harmful and illegal drugs or, at the very least, would cease and desist from littering the parish premises.
Parents would do well to caution their children not to pick up any needles they see lying on the ground, but should report same to their parents or other responsible adults.
May God act to eliminate the scourge of illegal drug use from our community!
May God zap — as only He knows how to zap — all those who peddle drugs in our community! They are doing the Devil’s own work and will receive the Devil’s wages.
And, in case they are not aware of it: The wages of sin is death — by which is meant eternal death!

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AND NOW IT CAN BE TOLD!
The drawing for the Easter basket was held last Sunday (19 April) after the 11:30 am Mass.
A Sweet, Innocent Child drew the ticket in the presence of impeccable witnesses.
Not only did the Sweet, Innocent Child turn his head away from the can as he pulled the ticket, but also (according to the testimony of his mother, who ought to know), he can’t read yet. (Oh blessed and reassuring illiteracy!)
The number on the winning ticket was 054097.
The name on the ticket was M. K. Whitecavage.
The profit that accrued to St. Joseph Parish was six hundred fourteen dollars ($614.00), for which we say: “Praise the Lord and thank you to all who participated!”

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!
or
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

If you recall, the drawing for the Easter basket had been scheduled for Sunday, 12 April. As mentioned in last weekend’s bulletin, a drawing was, indeed, held as scheduled but was later pronounced “invalid” by the pastor.
I had hoped to get by with a simple statement of “Trust me! It was invalid.” However, a concerned parishioner quizzed me about this, so I guess I had better come clean! Here are the details:
On 12 April, after the 11:30 am Mass, a Sweet, Innocent Child (actually the same SIC referred to above) drew a ticket and handed it to me, but the ticket was not the ticket that should have gone into the can. Instead, it was the “other half” of the ticket, i.e. the receipt, the part meant to be retained by the purchaser. The receipt has the number, but not the name.
I figured, “Well, I guess the purchaser turned in the wrong half of the ticket and kept the half that should have gone into the basket.” So, what should we do? In consultation with Wade-O, I said that I would print the ticket number in the 19 April bulletin and wait a reasonable time until someone claimed the prize — producing, of course the “other half” as proof. If no one claimed it, we would repeat the drawing.
But don’t stop reading now because the plot thickens!
That same day, Wade-O inspected all of the tickets in the can, after which he called to tell me that he had found the other half and that the other half had “EBC” written on it. He and I then mutually agreed that, somehow or other, the wrong half of one of my tickets had gone into the can and that, therefore, yours truly was the winner!
Now, I am not averse to being a winner. Winning is always better than losing. Under normal circumstances, I would have taken my Easter basket and run with it! However, the thought occurred to me: It would not be fair for me to claim the prize, for the simple reason that the ticket I purchased had a double chance of being drawn, inasmuch as both parts of it wound up in the can. I would have been taking unfair advantage of a fluke!
How did both parts of the ticket wind up in the can? Who can explain it? It was simple human error. A point of clarification is this: When I purchased my tickets, I asked the seller to do me the favor of writing “EBC” on them and I told her that I didn’t need the “other half”.
So, that’s my story. I hope it satisfies all who might have been concerned.
I would hate to wind up in Hell for any reason — and have long since made up my mind not to do so! But to wind up in Hell for cheating on an Easter basket raffle would make me an object of particular ridicule among all the denizens of the Infernal Regions and would add insult to injury!

OH MY!
Some kind folks in St. Joseph Parish and St. Vincent dePaul Parish have had “secret meetings” and have emerged from these meetings with the news (which I am obliged to print in the bulletin) that they are planning a “Retirement Dinner” for the departing pastor — a catered family-style event. The date is Sunday, 14 June. The time is 03:00 pm. The venue is the St. Vincent dePaul Parish Hall. Tickets are $15.00 for an adult and $7.00 for a child and can be purchased from “designated parishioners” at both churches after the weekend Masses. Tickets should be reserved by 05 June.

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