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St. Joseph Church
3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA, 19475
www.stjosephspringcity.com
610-948-7760 Fax: 610-948-8509 [email protected]
Rev. Charles R. O’Hara, Pastor
Rev. Donato P. Silveri, In Residence
February 15, 2015
Catholic School
Holy Family School
610-933-7562
221 Third Ave., Phoenixville
Principal: Ann Marie Braca
www.myholyfamilyschool.org
Parish Religious Education Program
PREP Director: Andrea Jackowski
September- May
Sunday: 8:45 – 10:35 AM Grades K-8
610-792-4535
[email protected]
Baptism: Sunday 12:30 PM by appointment.
Marriages: Couples contemplating mar r iage must contact the pr iest at least 6 months in advance to make an
appointment to discuss marriage preparations.
Ministry to the Sick: Anyone unable to attend Mass due to illness should call the Rector y to make
arrangements to receive Holy Communion. Hospital visitations are made as time permits. If any family member is
hospitalized please inform the Rectory to arrange a visit and to be remembered in our prayers.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held daily fr om 8am until 7pm. On Tuesday Evenings, a Holy Hour will
begin at 6:00 pm with Private Prayer, followed by the Rosary at 6:15 pm; The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be said at
6:30 pm. Devotion Prayers and Litany of Sacred Heart will begin at 6:45 pm followed by Benediction.
Mass Schedule
Daily Mass: Monday -Friday 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 am
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 pm Holy Day: 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY
12:30-4:00 PM
TUES.-THURS. 8:30AM-4:00PM
FRIDAY
8:30AM-12:30PM
February 15th,, 2015
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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Hour, Tuesday, February 17th, 6:00-7:00pm in the Church.
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MOJO Meeting, Tuesday, February 17th, 7:00pm in the Rectory
Basement, followed by Building Committee Meeting at 8:30pm.
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Charismatic Prayer Group, Tuesday, February 17th, 7:15pm in the
Church.
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Ash Wednesday, February 18th, Masses 8am, 12pm & 7pm. Ashes
will be distributed at All the Masses.
Monday, February 16
George & Betty Yost & Son George
Reg. by: The Family
Tuesday, February 17
John “Jack” Melchiorre
Req. by: Bobbi Mellinger
Wednesday, February 18
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Reconciliation (Confession) Wednesday, February 18th, 6-6:45pm.
Ash Wednesday
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St. Vincent DePaul Meeting, Thursday, February 19th, 7:00pm in
the Rectory Basement.
Thursday, February 19
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Beads & Bowling, Saturday, February 21st, 1pm, Limerick Bowl.
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MOJO Italian Dinner, Saturday, February 21st, 4pm & 6:30pm,
Friendship Fire House, Royersford.
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2nd Collection next weekend for: Care of Aging & Ill Priests.
Theresa Roberts
Req. by: Families of Schartz,
Scowden, Schmitt, Snart & Snyder
Friday, February 20
Eleanor Kacanda
Req. by: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Eucharistic Minister
Lectors
2/14
4:30
K. Cabot, C. Mungin
E. Slanga
2/15
7:30
A. Lightman, Salina, K. Thum
J. Kelly
9:00
J. Pomager, Reese, R. Tamburro
A. Barrett
11:00
A. Benton, T. Chuck, S. Scowden
A. Jackowski
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2/21
4:30
M.B. Coggins, G. Schartz
H. Coggins
2/22
7:30
M. Frank, A. Jackowski, J. Zona
J. Reiff
9:00
J. Michael, M.B. Michael, M. Roseo
P. Herbert
11:00
C. Bozzelli, T. Duffy, S. Prestia
C. Staab
Save The Date!!
The Women’s Group is having another Faith Tea. Sign up
to join us on Saturday, March 7th, more details to follow.
Limited seats are available. Reserve your seat now!
RSVP to Sue Scowden @ [email protected] or
610-425-7697 and provide your name, phone number &
e-mail. You will be notified of the location for “The Tea”!
Lorman & Family
Stations of
the Cross
will be on Friday
Evenings
7:00pm
RETURN YOUR OLD PALMS
Please bring your old palms to church
and put them in the container in the
Foyer. We will burn them to use at the
Masses on Ash Wednesday.
2014 CONTRIBUTIONS
If you would like to obtain a receipt
for your 2014 charitable contributions
to Saint Joseph Church please notify
the rectory at 610-948-7760 or
[email protected]
Be sure to include your envelope
number and mailing address in the
message.
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February 15th, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
(MOJO) The Men of St. Joseph meet the 3rd
Tuesday of each month. We are looking for new
members. Join us! NEXT MEETING: February
17th in the Rectory Basement at 7:00 pm.
Italian Dinner on Saturday, February 21ST
REDNER’S MARKET REMINDER
Redner’s Market offers 1 % back on all sales receipts
when you use your Save-A-Tape card. Only tapes
imprinted with “Save-A-Tape” logo are eligible for cash
back rebates. Drop the complete tapes in the box in the
vestibule.
The St. Joseph Men’s Group will sponsor an Italian
Dinner at the Friendship Hook and Ladder Co.,
Green St. Royersford
We are still collecting Box Tops for Education and
Campbell Soup Labels for Holy Family School. Please
put them in the Redner’s box.
Menu: Antipasto, Salad, Soup, Bread, Assorted
Pasta, Meatballs, Sausage, Dessert,
Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks.
There will be two seatings.
The Little Angels ministry provides
friendship, support and spiritual
growth for Catholic mothers and a
playgroup for their children. All
mothers are welcome to attend.
Our fellowship opportunities
include: Bi-monthly Playgroups,
Mom’s Night Out, Meal’s for Mom’s
in need, Family Outings and
Children’s Activities. We will be
holding a planning meeting soon. Please continue to
watch the bulletin for meeting date and time. For
additional information please contact Angela Wagner
@610-792-5057.
Early seating from 4 – 6 pm
Earlybird price ….. $15 Adult
$ 5 Child(6-17)
$40 Family
Second seating from 6:30 – 9pm
price …….
$20 Adult
$15 Senior(60+)
$ 5 Child(6-17)
$50 Family
All Children under 6 years of age are free.
Tickets will be available after all Masses in the
Narthex or you can call the Rectory at
610-948-7760. Space is limited.
To guarantee availability get your tickets early.
HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL NEWS: Do your children use
personal technology in school? Our Fifth Grade is provided
individual Netbooks, while our Sixth through Eighth Grades
enjoy the use of personal iPads. There is also a set of
classroom iPads that rotates through Grades K-4, which gives
all of our students exposure to over 40 educational
applications. These “apps” cross all content areas and
academic disciplines! The use of such technology enables our
students to receive instant feedback from their teachers,
maintain and organize class material, and addresses the need
for differentiation in instructional methods. As more high
schools move in this direction, the students of Holy Family
School are ahead of the curve upon entering freshman year!
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is in progress. For
more information or a personal tour, please contact us at
610-933-7562 or [email protected] for more
information.
Holy Family CYO Spring Sports
Registration Registration for Spring Sports for
Holy Family CYO is now open at
www.hfscyo.com. Spring Sports are Baseball
(grades 5-8), Softball (grades 6-8), Golf (grades 7
-8), and Track (grades K-8). Registration deadline
is approaching-see website for details. CYO
sports are open to all children of the parish.
Our support group for people
who are grieving the death of
someone close to them, the
Bereavement Support Group
will meet on Wednesday,
February 25th, 7:00pm in the
Rectory Upstairs. Everyone is welcome.
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February 15th, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Daily Scripture
February 16
February 17
Gn. 4:1-15, 25
Gn. 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10
Mk. 8:11-13
Mk. 8:14-21
February 18
Jl. 2:12-18
2 Cor. 5:20-6:2
Mt. 6:1-6, 16-18
February 19
February 20
February 21
Dt. 30:15-20
Is. 58:1-9A
Is. 58:9B-14
Lk. 9:22-25
Mt. 9:14-15
Lk. 5:27-32
St. Joseph Devotions
Charismatic Prayer Group
"Prayer, praise, worship and song in
the power of the Holy Spirit! We
meet every Tuesday at 7:15pm in
the Church. All are welcome!
Questions? Please call Ray
(610-933-5244) or
Andrea (610-7924535).
Praise You, Jesus!"
February 22
Gn. 9:8-15
1 Pt. 3:18-22
Mk. 1:12-15
FOCUS Reach/Philly Prayer Breakfast
Join Archbishop Charles Chaput, Jeff Cavins, Sarah
Christmyer and other Catholics from the Philadelphia
Community for REACH|philly, a New Evangelization
Prayer Breakfast. Gather in prayer and fellowship,
encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, hear the
words of inspiration speakers, and learn how you can
live out the evangelical mission of the Church. Held at
Drexelbrooke on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from
6:30–9:30am by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. For more information and to
register, please visit www.focus.org/reach.
(Register as a student for a $20 discount.)
Living in Love – Retreat for Married Couples
St. Thomas of Villanova will be hosting a parish
Retreat Workshop for Married Couples called “Living
in Love” on February 21-22, 2015. All married
couples, whether you have been married 6 months or
60 years are invited to attend this remarkably insightful and energizing experience. The time commitment
is 8:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am to
3:30 pm on Sunday. Mark your calendars now and
plan to participate! For more information about time
schedule, topics, and cost please visit:
www.livinginlove.org you may register online or call
Dave and Stephanie D’Arcangelo 610-489-4869 or
email at [email protected]
First Saturday Devotion & Mass
Held on Saturday, March 7th, for Our Lady of
Fatima Devotions and Rosary in Honor of Our
Blessed Mother followed by Mass at 7:25 am in the
Church.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Held daily from 8am until 7pm. On Tuesday
Evenings, a Holy Hour will begin at 6:00 pm with
Private Prayer, followed by the Rosary at 6:15 pm;
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be said at 6:30 pm.
Devotion Prayers and Litany of Sacred Heart will
begin at 6:45 pm followed by Benediction.
Secular Servites of PA
Please also join us immediately
following Holy Hour in the Church
Foyer to learn more about our
community. For any additional
information, contact the Prioress:
Mrs. Cecilia (Ceal) Prizer at 610-917-9470.
The first “Soup and Reflection”
program will begin at 6:00pm,
Friday, February 20th, in the
Rectory Basement. Stations of
the Cross follow at 7:00 pm in
the Church. We hope you can attend.
Good Health, Good Sense
During the cold & flu season it makes sense to take
steps in the interest of good health. First, if you are
sick it can be an act of charity to refrain from being
around others. Second, you may want to exchange
the Sign of Peace with a nod of the head rather than a
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handshake.
February 15th, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 2015: Two Become One T o prepare for the W orld M eeting
of Families and Pope Francis’s visit, we are studying a catechesis on family life called Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. Each month, our
parish is reflecting on one chapter. Previous monthly reflections are online
at PhillyEvang.org/wmof. You can order the catechesis and learn more
about next year’s big event, at WorldMeeting2015.org.
Chapter 4: Two Become One
Our first three chapters reviewed basic Christian faith. We saw how confidence in Jesus opens the door to faith,
enabling us to know God and what God has done in history. God creates male and female in his image, and makes
a covenant with Israel and the Church. God is faithful to his promises, even when we sin. Because God loved us in
this way, we spend our lives trying to return our love to God and share it with our neighbor. In this month’s chapter
and in the chapters to come, we will study the implications of these doctrines for marriage and the family. When
husband and wife promise to love each other as God loves us all, they make a commitment to love not only
romantically, but also with mercy and forgiveness. Our culture sometimes teaches us to think of marriage as a
negotiable contract between two individuals who happen to feel sexual chemistry. This view of love is a recipe for
instability, since it is still premised on individualism and the waxing and waning of romantic feelings. The
Church’s alternative account of love enables us to transcend the culture of individualism and become who we were
created to be. Founded on Christ, sustained in the sacraments, Catholic marriage builds humility and self-sacrifice
into the dynamic between male and female. As this month’s chapter explains in more detail, sacramental marriage
creates intimate communion even in times of suffering and hardship. “Love is our mission,” as our catechism’s title
declares, because Christ’s love frees us from false, shrunken accounts of love and makes us fully alive.Christopher C. Roberts, catechism editor
Did you know? The World Meeting of F amilies is for everyone, whether you are married, single, celibate, or
consecrated! Talk topics include marriage, parenting, grand-parenting, celibacy, dating, fostering vocations, family
life and much more. Visit the website for the list of speakers and talk titles: WorldMeeting2015.org.
Parish Family Alive!
Up & Down, Down & Up, Reaching OUT
In the past few weeks we have considered the movement of the priest’s hands going
from up to down, from down to up. This last Sunday before Lent we look at hands
REACHING OUT.
The priest offers us PEACE and asks us to offer one another peace. So, we reach out to
one another: a handshake, a bow, a caring look of our eyes. And, in this REACHING OUT,
we realize that this offering of PEACE is really not meant just for us, we who share these
pews in this church.
This offering of PEACE calls us beyond this church, beyond our own family. This PEACE is
meant to be so much a part of us, that our very presence gives this gift to others.
Yet, our daily REACHING OUT is not always so generous and gracious; this inner part of
us, that should be peace, can be a bit tattered, a bit torn, it needs restoring … but then,
isn’t that what Lent is for? --- so our parish journey continues … Happy Beginning of Lent!
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