MASS SCHEDULE: 23 - 30 November
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 22 November
Vigil of Christ the King
05:30 pm — HENRY A. WAYNE
by Philip and Helen DeLuca

Sunday, 23 November
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
11:30 am — ROSEANN NEISS DEVINE
by her husband, Dennis

Monday, 24 November
St. Andrew Dung-Lac, priest, and companions, martyrs (OblMem)
08:00 am — VIVIAN LUSCAVAGE
by Helen Corrigan Wayne

Wednesday, 26 November
Weekday
08:00 am — CATHERINE GANNON BURNS
by her son, John

Friday, 28 November
Weekday
NO MASS TODAY

Saturday, 29 November
Weekday
08:00 am — God’s blessings and health on ROSEMARY ZEMANEK
by Jim and Eva Gontis
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — GEORGE BOXER
(53rd anniversary)
by Tom and Joni Gower

Sunday, 30 November
First Sunday of Advent
10:00 am — SAMANTHA SIMPSON
by her sons
11:30 am — JOHN KUPCHINSKY
by his niece, Barbara

 MASS SCHEDULE: 23 - 30 November
SAINT
VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

Saturday, 22 November
Vigil of Christ the King
04:00 pm — MARK NEARY
by Vytus and Teresa Karasavage

Sunday, 23 November
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
08:30 am — JAMES J. GOWNLEY
by Elaine Schaeffer

Tuesday, 25 November
St. Catherine of Alexandria, virgin, martyr (OptMem)
08:00 am — Deceased: BERNOTAS FAMILY
rescheduled from 18 Nov

Thursday, 27 November
Thanksgiving Day / Weekday
10:00 am — THOMAS FARRELL
by his brother-in-law, Joseph Muredda

Saturday, 29 November
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — EDWARD M. WASCAVAGE
by Aunt Sharon and Uncle Kelly and family

Sunday, 30 November
First Sunday of Advent
08:30 am — RITA McANDREW KETUSKY
by the James Connell family

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COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
15 / 16 NOVEMBER


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $787.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $38.00 from the plate; $42.00 from the Dues envelopes; $15.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $25.00 from the Fuel envelopes; $5.00 from the All Saints envelopes; $25.00 from the All Souls envelopes; $51.00 from the loose.
Total: $988.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $5.00 from the Mission Sunday envelopes —
— $67.00 from the Poverty Relief envelopes —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($988.00) 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 $98.74 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent dePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $641.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $61.00 from the plate; $15.00 from the Dues envelopes; $5.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $44.00 from the loose.
Total: $766.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — $115.00 from the Poverty Relief envelopes —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($766.00) 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 ($17.57) is available from this collection for operating the parish. THIS IS A DEFICIT!

CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 25 November
02:30 to 3:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 27 November
09:00 to 10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Tuesday, 25 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

THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (27 November) prompts a few changes in the schedule this week as you can see.
To be specific:
• The Confessions / Mass normally held at 06:00 pm and 07:00 pm on Thursday will be held at 09:00 am and    10:00 am on Thanksgiving Day.
• There will not be the usual 08:00 am Mass on Friday, 28 November.     
• There will not be Exposition / Confessions on Friday, 28 November.

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THE MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL for George V. Scrobol (whose death notice was printed in last weekend’s bulletin) was celebrated in St. Vincent dePaul Church at 11:00 am on Friday, 21 November. There was a viewing in the church prior to the Mass. The interment took place in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights PA.
In tribute to George, a faithful member of StVdP Parish, we print the lyrics of this song. It is not the most sophisticated expression of Christian eschatology I’ve ever read, but it seems appropriate for our friend, George.
I have no doubt that George was “good to go” and that he had his ticket all ready to hand to the conductor on that Train Bound for Gloryland!

 TRAIN BOUND FOR GLORYLAND

That train bound for Gloryland is headed up the line!
Fast rollin', high ballin', ain't that old St. Peter callin'?
Hell-bent for Gloryland, lonesome friend of mine.
Better get your tickets, boys! Don't get left behind!

That train bound for Gloryland is all you need to know.
Fast rollin', high ballin', ain't that old St. Peter callin'?
Hell-bent for Gloryland, lonesome whistle blow.
Hurry, get your tickets, boys! Don't get left behind!

Chorus
Brothers, sisters, listen here,
Saints, sinners too.
Catch that train to Gloryland.
We'll all sing Hallelujah.
You'll be good to go!
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FANS might be familiar with the name Leo Carlin. Leo was a classmate of mine at St. Joseph University (Class of 1959). I thought this little news items from the Philadelphia Daily News was interesting and uplifting. Leo is an exemplary Catholic gentleman and family man. Agreeing to miss an Eagles’ home game in order to attend his grandchild’s Confirmation is an example of a difficult, but excellent, decision. It’s all about priorities! Way to go, Leo!
Leo Carlin will miss his first Eagles home game in decades Sunday. Carlin, the Eagles’ director of ticket client services, will be in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his wife Kay for the confirmation of one of their 22 grandchildren. Kay is the sponsor. Carlin has been in the Eagles’ front office for nearly a half-century. He was inducted into the Eagles’ Hall of Fame in 2012 and has been nominated ten times for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
LAST CHANCE FOR CHANCES!!
The StVdP Parish Holy Rosary Society is selling chances on a lottery tree in the back of the church after the Masses this weekend. $2.00 each or three for $5.00.
The tree will be raffled off after the 8:30am Mass on Sunday November 30.
Proceeds will benefit the HRS, which benefits the Chinese Auction, which benefits the parish.

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AGNES ELIZABETH MEYERS PRYCE,
a member of St. Joseph Parish, died on Wednesday, 19 November 2014.
Born on 19 March 1925, she was 89 years old.
She is one of the three children of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Dunne) Meyers.
Her two siblings are deceased: Herbert Meyers and Mary Meyers Monaghan.
She was baptized in St. Mauritius Church, Ashland.
On 29 June 1946, she was married to Herbert L. Pryce in St. Mauritius Church in the presence of Fr. Albert J. Suter.
Herbert and Agnes had been married for 64 years at the time that Herbert died in 2010.
Herbert and Agnes have two children: Joann Pryce Diaz (died in 1976) and John H. Pryce.
They have six grandchildren: Jennifer Pryce Zak; John Pryce; Heather Pryce; Melissa Diaz; Jeffrey Diaz; Jason Pryce.
They have eight great-grandchildren: Shawn Zak; Victoria Zak; Emily Zak; Joseph Baily; Carolyn Baily; Sarah Diaz and two others — a Diaz and a Pryce — whose first names, unfortunately, I was not able to learn in time for this bulletin.
The funeral service for Agnes was held at 11:00 am on Saturday, 22 November, in the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Parlor, Ashland PA. There was a viewing prior to the service.
Interment took place in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Fountain Springs PA.
Eternal rest grant unto Agnes, 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.
NEXT SUNDAY (30 Nov), the 11:30 am Mass will be celebrated according to the Extraordinary Form — i.e. it will be a “Tridentine Mass”.
As is customary on the last Sunday of the month, there will be a Mass at 10:00 am celebrated according to the Ordinary Form.

2015 SUNDAY MISSALS FOR SALE!

Missals for the New Liturgical Year (2015) are on sale for those who would like to have their own copies. These new missals will “take effect” next weekend 29 / 30 Nov), which will be the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the Liturgical Year. They will be sold in the back of StVdP Church and in the Sheridan Room. If we have any left, you can purchase them at the Rectory during the week.

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15 SIGNS THAT MIGHT INDICATE YOU HAVE A LOT OF KIDS

01. You’ve mastered the art of maintaining a conversation while being interrupted every few seconds.
02. You have a very high tolerance for chaos.
03. You can shuck corn, bake a cake, write an email, and change a diaper one handed — because your other arm is holding a baby, of course!
04. You have an elaborate system for saving all your children’s clothes for their younger siblings.
05. Going to the grocery store with your spouse is a romantic outing.
06. You have a witty reply — or are working on one — for the inevitable “Hey, you guys! You do know where kids come from, don’t you?” jokes.
07. You can’t always remember basic information about all of your kids — birthdates, ages, names, etc. Sometimes you have to think for a second whether that particular kid belongs to you or to someone else.
08. You have a pattern to how you’ve named your children.
09. You own a 15-passenger van.
10. You never travel by plane.
11. When people see your family arriving for confession, they rush to get in line in front of you all.
12. When your toddler falls and hits his head, you think: “Eh! No big whoop! It’s only a flesh wound.”
13. Your post-partum hospital stay feels like a grand hotel and spa.
14. When people ask you how many children you have, you start your answer with “Well, so far, we have ……..”
15. You feel extraordinarily blessed!

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Date: Sunday, 14 December
Time: 02:00 pm
Place: Father Sheridan Room (behind St. Joseph Chapel)
For: Children of Girardville, up to age 10
Deadline for signing up: Sunday, 07 December
How do I sign up my kids for the Christmas Party?
There are sign-up sheets in the back of St. Vincent dePaul Church and in the Father Sheridan Room. If you don’t see them, ask Wade Richards or Fr. Connolly or Ian.

THE 2014 SUNDAY MISSALS IN THE PEWS “EXPIRE” THIS WEEKEND (22 / 23 November)
If you care to take one or more home with you, feel free to do so, but not until after the 08:30 am Mass at StVdP and the 11:30 am Mass at StJos

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The following is a brief one-page summary of the Bible for those who don’t have the patience to read the whole thing. If you understand this summary, you will have the gist, although we do strongly recommend that you make some effort to learn the details!

GENESIS
God: All right, you guys! Don’t do this one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve: Okay, God!
Satan: God is a selfish old meanie! You should do that thing.
Adam & Eve: Okay.
God: What happened!?
Adam & Eve: We did the thing.
God: Guys!
THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God: You are My people, and you should not do the things.
People: Okay, God! We won’t do the things anymore.
God: Good.
People: We did the things.
God: Guys!
THE GOSPELS
Jesus: I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things, the Father and I still love you and           want you to live. Don’t do the things anymore.
Healed people: Okay! Thank you!
Other people: We’ve never seen Him do the things, but He probably does the things when no one is looking.
Jesus: I have never done the things.
Other people: We’re going to put You on trial for doing the things.
Pilate: Did You do the things?
Jesus: No.
Pilate: Looks to me that He didn’t do the things. Other people: Kill Him anyway.
Pilate: Okay.
Jesus: Guys!
PAUL’S LETTERS PART ONE
People: We did the things.
Paul: Jesus still loves you, and because you love Him, you have to stop doing the things.
People: Okay.
PAUL’S LETTERS PART TWO
People: We did the things again.
Paul: Guys!
REVELATION
John: When Jesus comes back, the people who have been doing the things will go to Hell but the people who          haven’t been doing the things will go to Heaven. In the meantime, stop doing the things.
THE END

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DEAR MEMBERS OF SAINT VINCENT DEPAUL PARISH:
We need money. Not just a few bucks. We need big-time money.
As you know, we have a bill from the folks who installed the boiler. The bill is north of THIRTY-NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($39,000)!
So, please go look and see if you have any money lying around!
Go take a look right now, would you? Look in your sock drawer. Check behind that pile of handkerchiefs.
Look under the mattress. Or look in your wallet! How about your checking or savings account?
We made a special appeal a few bulletins ago. Thank God, it brought us in TWO THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED TEN DOLLARS ($2,810) from some generous parishioners.
But that’s still a far distance from thirty-nine thousand, would you not agree?
Here are the names of the donors (“boilermakers”) thus far.

BOILERMAKERS CLUB
ANONYMOUS
CONNELL, James and Georganne
CONNOLLY, Edward B.
LABIE, Edna
MAJIKAS, John
POPECK, Frank and Rose
SETCAVAGE, Dorothy
SMOLOCK, John and Joanie
WASCAVAGE, Edward and Barbara
WINKLER, Joan

We would like to add your name to this list.
Just put a check or cash into an envelope and mark it “BOILER”.
And we thank you for your support!
EBC

Q — What are the criteria for receiving Holy Communion worthily?
A — The criteria can be summarized as follows: Anyone who (#01) is a member of the Catholic Church and who (#02) has been formally admitted to Holy Communion (in other words, has made his or her First Holy Communion) and who (#03) practices the Faith conscientiously (which includes but is not limited to faithful attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holydays of Obligation) and who (#04) is in the State of Sanctifying Grace, to the best of his or her knowledge and who (#05) is not impeded by any canonical sanction.
Q — I am a member of the Catholic Church and I made my First Holy Communion years ago. Is there anything that would make me ineligible to receive Holy Communion worthily?
A — Yes. Several things come to mind! Have you committed any mortal sin and not gone to Confession? Then you are not eligible. The solution is relatively simple. Repent and go to Confession! Remember that “mortal sin” is not limited to murder and adultery and stealing and fornication and other nasty things. Mortal sin is also missing Mass on Sundays or Holydays of Obligation, without some solid reason. Mortal sin is also refusing to forgive and insisting on carrying grudges. Being invalidly married is a mortal sin and, of course, cohabitation is also a mortal sin. Using contraceptives is a mortal sin.
Q — But what if I don’t believe that some of these things you mention are mortal sins?
A — If you don’t believe that “some of these things” are mortal sins, then you have crossed over the line into even deeper mortal sin. These are not “up for discussion”. You might be flirting with the Sin Against the Holy Ghost if you set yourself up as the arbiter of what is sinful and what is not sinful.
Q — Don’t you think you are being awfully tough on people by saying such things?
A — “Tough”? What’s “tough”? If by “tough” you mean “truthful”, then, yes, I guess I’m being tough! I just teach what the Catholic Church teaches. If you reject what the Church teaches, you reject the Church. If you reject the Church, you reject Jesus Christ. If you reject Jesus Christ, you reject God. Watch out for setting up your own straw god and then worshipping him! Straw gods have no power to save!

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