MASS SCHEDULE: 25 January- 01 February
SAINT
JOSEPH CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE

Saturday, 24 January
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

Monday, 26 January
SS. Timothy and Titus, bishops (OblMem)
08:00 am —BOB and JUNE SAUERS
rescheduled from 24 Jan

Wednesday, 28 January
St. Thomas Aquinas, priest, doctor (OblMem)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on SISTER MARY RAYMOND, OP
by her parents

Friday, 30 January
Weekday
08:00 am — JOHN WILLIAM RUSK
by Eileen Croake Wayne

Saturday, 31 January
St. John Bosco, priest (OblMem)
08:00 am — THOMAS COLE
by Alfred and Anne Zielinski
Vigil of Sunday
05:30 pm — FRANCES TOPOROWSKI
by Eileen Rowland

Sunday, 01 February
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 am — IN HONOR OF ST. BRIGID
by the LAOH

 MASS SCHEDULE: 25 January- 01 February
SAINT
VINCENT dePAUL CHURCH
GIRARDVILLE 
     

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

Tuesday, 27 January
St. Angela Merici, virgin (OptMem)
08:00 am — God’s blessings on RONALD CHIKOTAS
seipso

Thursday, 29 January
Weekday
07:00 pm — MARY KUPCHINSKY SMALANSKY
by her daughter, Barbara

Saturday, 31 January
Vigil of Sunday
04:00 pm — Deceased: BERNOTAS FAMILY
by Bernice Yackera
Sunday, 01 February

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
08:30 am — EDWARD A. BERGER
by Jim and Georgann Connell

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COLLECTION TOTALS FROM LAST WEEKEND:
17 / 18 JANUARY


Saint Joseph Parish
:
Receipts for parish purposes: $1,096.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $49.00 from the plate; $125.00 from the Dues envelopes; $60.00 from the Initial envelopes; $61.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $5.00 from the Christmas envelopes; $44.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,440.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,440.00) 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 $550.74 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

Saint Vincent dePaul Parish:
Receipts for parish purposes: $834.00 from the Sunday envelopes; $68.00 from the plate; $30.00 from the Dues envelopes; $75.00 from the Building maintenance envelopes; $23.00 from the Initial envelopes; $92.00 from the loose.
Total: $1,122.00
Receipts for non-parish purposes: — 0 —
Analysis: When one deducts from the total of the receipts for parish purposes ($1,122.00) 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 $338.43 is available from this collection for operating the parish.

CONFESSION SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 27 January
02:30 to 3:30 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

Thursday, 29 January
06:00 to 07:00 pm
St. Vincent dePaul Church

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

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Tuesday, 27 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, 30 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

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O JESUS I SURRENDER MYSELF TO YOU!
A Prophet of our Time: Don (Father) Dolindo Ruotolo

On November 19, 1970 Don (Fr) Dolindo Ruotolo died at the age of 88. Padre Pio once said of this priest from Naples, Italy, “The whole of paradise is in your soul.” His name “Dolindo” means “Pain” and his life was rich with this pain. As a child, a teenager, a seminarian and a priest, he experienced humiliation, which was the realization of the prophetic words of a bishop who said “You will be a martyr, but in your heart, not with your blood.”
In his profound humility, he was able to hear the words of God. Even with his hidden life he was one of the greatest prophets of the last century. He wrote to Bishop Hnilica in 1965 that a new John will rise out of Poland with heroic steps to break the chains beyond the boundaries imposed by the Communist tyranny. On this postcard, he wrote words of consolation for Poland and all the countries suffering under the Communist regime. This prophecy was realized in the papacy of John Paul II.
In his tremendous suffering, Dolindo became more and more a child who lived his self-offering to the Divine Father. “I am totally poor, a poor nothing. My strength is my prayer, my leader is the will of God which I let take me by the hand. My security over the uneven path is the heavenly mother Mary.”
One of the treasures from the words which Jesus spoke to Dolindo was the teaching about total abandonment to God. In this novena, Jesus is talking to Don Dolindo and also to you.

NOVENA OF SURRENDER TO THE WILL OF GOD
(Words of Jesus to Don Dolindo Ruotolo)

Day One
Why do you confuse yourselves by worrying? Leave the care of your affairs to me and everything will be peaceful. I say to you in truth that every act of true, blind, complete surrender to me produces the effect that you desire and resolves all difficult situations.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

Day Two
Surrender to me does not mean to fret, to be upset, or to lose hope, nor does it mean offering to me a worried prayer asking me to follow you and change your worry into prayer. It is against this surrender, deeply against it, to worry, to be nervous and to desire to think about the consequences of anything. It is like the confusion that children feel when they ask their mother to see to their needs, and then try to take care of those needs for themselves so that their childlike efforts get in their mother’s way.
Surrender means to placidly close the eyes of the soul, to turn away from thoughts of tribulation and to put yourself in my care, so that only I act. Saying “You take care of it.”
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

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Day Three
How many things I do when the soul, in so much spiritual and material need turns to me, looks at me and says to me, “You take care of it,” then close its eyes and rests. In pain you pray for me to act, but that I act in the way you want. You do not turn to me, instead, you want me to adapt to your ideas. You are not sick people who ask the doctor to cure you, but rather sick people who tell the doctor how to. So do not act this way, but pray as I taught you in the Our Father: “Hallowed be thy Name”, that is, be glorified in my need. “Thy kingdom come”, that is, let all that is in us and in the world be in accord with your kingdom. “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, that is, in our need, decide as you see fit for our temporal and eternal life. If you say to me truly: “Thy will be done”. Which is the same as saying: “You take care of it”. I will intervene with all my omnipotence, and I will resolve the most difficult situations.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

Day Four
You see evil growing instead of weakening? Do not worry, Close your eyes and say to me with faith: “Thy will be done, You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that I will intervene as does a doctor and I will accomplish miracles when they are needed. Do you see that the sick person is getting worse? Do not be upset, but close your eyes and say “You take care of it.” I say to you that I will take care of it, and that there is no medicine more powerful than my loving intervention. By my love, I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

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Day Five
And when I must lead you on a path different from the one you see, I will prepare you; I will carry you in my arms; I will let you find yourself like children who have fallen asleep in their mother’s arms, on the other bank of the river. What troubles you and hurts you immensely are your reason, your thoughts and worry, and your desire at all costs to deal with what afflicts you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

Day Six
You are sleepless; you want to judge everything, direct everything and see to everything and you surrender to human strength, or worse,-to men themselves, trusting in their intervention. This is what hinders my words and my views. Oh how much I wish from you this surrender, to help you and how I suffer when I see you so agitated! Satan tries to do exactly this: to agitate you and to remove you from my protection and to throw you into the jaws of human initiative. So, trust only in me, rest in me, surrender to me in everything.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

Day Seven
I perform miracles in proportion to your full surrender to me and to your not thinking of yourselves. I sow treasure troves of graces when you are in the deepest poverty. No person of reason, no thinker, has ever performed miracles, not even among the saints. He does divine works whosoever surrenders to God. So don’t think about it anymore, because you mind is acute and for you it is very hard to see evil and to trust in me and to not think of yourself. Do this for all your needs, do this all of you and you will see great continual silent miracles. I will take care of things, I promise this to you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

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Day Eight
Close your eyes and let yourself be carried away on the flowing current of my grace; close your eyes and do not think of the present, turning your thoughts away from the future just as you would from temptation. Repose in me, believing in my goodness, and I promise you by my love that if you say “You take care of it.” I will take care of it all; I will console you, liberate you and guide you.
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

Day Nine
Pray always in readiness to surrender, and you will receive from it great peace and great rewards, even when I confer on you the grace of immolation, of repentance and of love. Then what does suffering matter? It seems impossible to you? Close your eyes and say with all your soul, “Jesus, you take care of it.” Do not be afraid, I will take care of things and you will bless my name by humbling yourself. A thousand prayers cannot equal one single act of surrender, remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this: “O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything!”
O Jesus, I surrender myself to you, take care of everything! (10 times)
Mother Mary, I am yours now and forever.
Through you and with you I always want to belong completely to Jesus.
Amen.

I want to acknowledge that I became aware of Don Ruotolo and his writings and, in particular, of this novena via a conversation I had with Bishop Edward P. Cullen at a social gathering this past Sunday. I thank him for making me aware. (EBC)

stjos/stvdp: 01.25.2015 - 06


WE SAW YOU ON THE BUS!
(i.e. the bus to DC for the Pro-Life March)

Adams, Donny
Boylan, Ann
Brophy, Dolores
Colihan, Julia
Collazo, Dakota
Connolly, Edward B.
Cuthie, Mary
Cuthie, Michael
Daywald, Hayley
Dembinsky, Christopher
Dembinsky, Gabrielle
Dembinsky, Paul
Dembinsky, Rebecca
Dembinsky, Sidney
Dembinsky, Zoe
Everitt, Sean P.
Flemming, Annette
Flemming, Joseph
Fiononi, Patrick
Gilmartin, Jerome
Girard, Anne
Girard, Ed
Gontis, Anna
Gontis, Jim
Gontis, Maria
Gontis, Stephen
Hanlon, Aleece
Heller, Teresa
Kehler, Jonathan L.
Kopek, Ed
Major, Nannette
Masi, Dick
O’Reilly, Edward P.
O’Reilly, Erin
Phange, Mo
Poreca, Julia
Poreca, Lawrence
Purcell, Brian
Reedy, Kathy
Rothermel, Paul
Rutecky, Tina
Saraceni, Eliza
Saraceni, Sara
Schachte, Margaret
Setlock, John
Smith, Luke
Smith, Marie
Solga, Frank
Stutzman, Colleen
Thye, Susan
Webb, Christine

That makes a total of 51 persons: 34 adults and 17 children!
My thanks to all of them for taking part. As far as I know — correct me if I’m wrong — ours was the only bus from Schuylkill County. I think there should have been more buses from our county! Maybe next year?

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THESE ARE TWO GIRARDVILLE BOYS WHO ARE HAPPY TO BE ALIVE AND WELL!

Johnathon Lee Kehler and Sean Patrick Everitt nobly sacrificed the joy of going to school this past Thursday in order to be part of our Girardville (and surrounding area) contingent on the St. Joseph / St. Vincent dePaul bus to Washington DC for the Pro-Life March on 22 January. I told Johnny and Sean that I am profoundly grateful to my own dear mother that she did not have an abortion when she was pregnant with me! God forbid! If she had, she would have killed me! If she had killed me, I would have been dead for the past 77 years. If I had been dead for the past 77 years, I couldn’t have gone to school or eaten any pizza or any of Marrone’s mouth-watering broiled haddock or heard any jokes or had any fun or been ordained a priest or ever gotten to meet the two of them in order to give them catechism lessons and it is highly unlikely that I would have been eligible to go to Heaven. What a bummer that would have been! Abortion is a dirty, lousy thing to do to a little kid! Johnny and Sean are grateful to their dear mothers too!

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