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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
January 25, 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
January 25th, 2015
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday, January 26
Martha M. Michael
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2nd Collection at All Masses this weekend for Catholic Relief
Services.
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Jets Meeting, Sunday, January 25th, 6:45pm, Rectory Basement.
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Hoagie Orders Due by Monday, January 26th.
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A Biblical Walk Through Mass, Monday, January 26th, 8:45am &
7:00pm in the Narthex.
Tuesday, January 27
Edward J. Pulaski
Req. by: Family
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Holy Hour, Tuesday, January 27th, 6:00-7:00pm in the Church.
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Charismatic Prayer Group, Tuesday, January 27th, 7:15pm in the
Church.
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Reg. by: Carmella Mungin
Reconciliation, Thursday, January 29th, 7:00pm in the Church.
Wednesday, January 28
Martha M. Michael
Req. by: Mungin Family
Thursday, January 29
Kathryn Fura
Paula Jennings & Family
Eucharistic Minister
Lectors
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4:30
G. Schartz, M.B. Coggins
H. Coggins
1/25
7:30
M. Frank, A. Jackowski, J. Zona
J. Kelly
9:00
J. Michael, M.B. Michael, M. Roseo
D. Haynes
11:00
C. Bozzelli, T. Duffy, S. Prestia
M. Benton
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1/31
4:30
E. Slanga, C. Mungin
C. Narducci
2/1
7:30
C. Knighton, Salinas, K. Thum
J. Reiff
9:00
J. Pomager, Reese, R. Tamburro
W. Reese
11:00
T. Chuck, B. Jacob, S. Scowden
S. Loranca
St. Vincent de Paul and GreenDrop
There are now a variety of ways to make donations of gently used
clothing and small household goods. You can arrange for Home Pickups
by calling 1-888-944-3767 or visit www.svdppickup.org. OR, you can
visit various drop-off sites (such as the one near Redner’s in Phoenixville
on Rt.724) which is manned from 8AM to 8PM every day. Further, there
will be announced future clothing drives at various area churches.
GreenDrop’s parent company, 2nd Avenue Value Stores also has thrift
shops in the general area. Go on line for locations.
By calling, you can also make special arrangements for emptying an
entire household.
This new arrangement with GreenDrop ensures many of the goods will
remain in our local area. Please mention St. Vincent de Paul when
making donations and you will be given a tax receipt.
Thank you for your continued love and generosity.
Ralph J Sirico - President - Sacred Heart Conference
Friday, January 30
George & Betty Yost & Son George
Req. by: The Family
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.
Super Bowl Sunday Hoagie
Sale. Pick up on Sunday,
February 1st. All orders must
be prepaid. Orders due this
weekend. Order envelopes are
in the Narthex with all the
information.
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January 25th , 2015
Third 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.
Holy Family School News
Come and kick off Catholic
Schools’ Week with us at
Holy Family School’s Open
House this Sunday, January
25th. We will be open for
tours from 10 am until 1 pm.
JETS Meeting on
Sunday, January
25th, 6:35pm in the
Rectory Basement.
Super Bowl Sunday Hoagie Sale.
Pick up on Sunday, February 1st. All
orders must be prepaid. Orders due
this weekend. Order envelopes are in
the Narthex with all the information.
Following our Open House, Home and School is hosting
our first International Festival in the cafeteria. Come
celebrate cultural diversity with food, crafts, entertainment and more.
Then join us as we celebrate our Faith, Knowledge, and
Service
Monday, Jan. 26th: IN OUR FAITH COMMUNITYActivity Day with our Prayer Partners
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.
Tuesday, Jan 27th: IN OUR PARISH-Join us for Mass
in the Chapel at 9:30am (prepared by Grade 4)
We are still collecting Box Tops for Education and
Students will write thank you letters to our parishioners.
Campbell Soup Labels for Holy Family School.
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Please put them in the Redner’s box.
Wednesday, Jan. 28th: IN OUR CLASSROOMSAcademic Challenge Day Competition
Join us at the Holy Family CYO "Night at the Races" Thursday, Jan 29th: IN OUR FACULTY AND
STAFF-Staff Appreciation Day and Teacher Swap
Friday, Jan. 30th: IN OUR STUDENTS-Student Appreciation Day/Dress Down Day/Free Pretzels/Talent
Show in Griffin Hall 1:15pm
Saturday, January 31st, at 7 PM at Griffin Hall, 3rd Avenue, Phoenixville. Doors open
at 6:30pm. Tickets are $20 per
person, horses $10. Hot and cold
entrees, beverages, horse races,
games, and DJ. Tickets, horses,
ads, and sponsorships can be
purchased online at
www.hfscyo.com or through any Holy Family CYO
coach or player.
There is cause for celebration. The good news of
Catholic education is alive and well in Phoenixville! For
more information or to schedule a tour, email us at
[email protected] or call at 610-933-7562. Benefits the sports programs for our parish children at
Holy Family CYO.
Registration is now open!
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.
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January 25th, 2015
Daily Scripture
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 26
January 27
January 28
2 Tm. 1:1-8
Heb. 10:1-10
Heb. 10:11-18
Mk. 3:22-30
Mk. 3:31-35
Mk. 4:1-20
January 29
January 30
Heb. 10:19-25
Heb. 10:32-39
Heb. 11:1-2, 8-19
Mk. 4:21-25
Mk. 4:26-34
Mk. 4:35-41
January 31
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 1
Dt. 18:15-20
1 Cor. 7:32-35
Mk. 1:21-28
IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
“THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES” ARTIST
Artist is from Chester County
First Saturday Devotion & Mass
Held on Saturday, February 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
the Holy Family for the World Meeting of Families being held
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.
in Philadelphia this September. His artwork is being used in
Secular Servites of PA
various materials connected with the meeting. During his
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.
Immaculata University welcomes Kennett Square, PA, artist
Neilson Carlin to campus on Monday, February 2, from 7:00 to
8:30 p.m. in the Green Room, Villa Maria Hall. The event is
free and open to the public.
Carlin was commissioned to create the icon image of
presentation at Immaculata, Carlin will discuss his work,
vocation, faith and family. He will also talk about the role of
Beauty in the Search for God.
Receiving a BFA in Illustration from the University of
the Arts in Philadelphia, he continued to hone his skills with
private study under figure painter Michael Aviano in New
York. Specializing in commissioned sacred and devotional art,
Carlin has done artistic work for Catholic cathedrals and
smaller parishes nationwide as well as for St. Rocco’s Roman
Catholic Church in Avondale, PA. He also exhibits his painting
at such places as the Arnot Art Museum, the Arts Club of
Washington, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Carlin has
received several awards during his career including First Place
in 2003 and Second Place in 2004 at the National Art
Competition for Artist’s Magazine. In 2008, he was the
recipient of the First Place award in the Nationwide Juried
Catholic Arts Exhibition. For more information on Carlin’s
presentation, please contact Campus Ministry at Immaculata
University at 610-647-4400, ext. 3570.
Saint Joseph Girl
Scout Troop has
begun their
cookie sale. Call
Mary Frank with
your order
@610-310-4675. Cookies are
$4.00 per box. We can deliver
cookies to you. The girls are
raising money for a trip to Europe.
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January 25th, 2015
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Parish Family-Alive!
Why is the
priest washing his
hands?
In times past this gesture was a practical one.
In earlier times, the people truly brought to
the altar the “work of their hands” (fruits,
vegetables, chickens, etc.) for an offering to
the Church for the good of the community.
All of these offerings were then incensed by
the priest. This receiving and incensing certainly resulted in the need to wash the hands!
In order to help us prepare for the World Meeting of
Families and the visit of Pope Francis, a catechism on
family life entitled, Love is Our Mission: The Family
Fully Alive, has been prepared. Each month, our parish
is reflecting on one chapter from this catechism. For
previous months’ reflections, visit: PhillyEvang.org/
wmof. You can order a copy of the catechism at
WorldMeeting2015.org.
January 2015: Chapter 3: The Meaning of Human
Sexuality “Love is Our Mission” because God created
us for a reason: to love us, and for us to love one
another (Chapter 1). God’s covenant with Israel and the
Church reveals what God’s love is like: tender and
Now the gesture is more a symbolic one, but
passionate, but also steadfast and sacrificial (Chapter 2).
a profound one, in any case. Here is the official prayer that accompanies the washing (or In Chapter 3, we learn that the bodily, earthly world has
Lavabo) – “Wash me, O Lord, from my iniqui- spiritual significance. Tangible things - sacramentals,
acts of charity, sacred art and culture, our liturgical
ty and cleanse me of my sin.”
feasts and fasts - have the capacity to reveal the glory of
This is another point during Mass that helps
God. Marriage, as one of the sacraments, reveals this to
us to stop, pray, and ponder the great gift of us in a special way. The bodies of the spouses, in the
complementarity of their masculinity and femininity,
love that is about to be given to us. We
have the unique role of revealing God’s nature as a
might think of all the times in our daily life
when we stop and wash our hands: before we communion of life-giving love. How can a man and a
woman imitate God’s love together? How can they live
handle food, before we go and greet somein a way that is intimate and committed, joyful and
one, before we touch a precious object.
merciful, forgiving and fertile? Through their
participation in the life of the Church, this kind of love
The water reminds us again of our Baptism
becomes possible. God’s love is not an audition, or a
and this washing asks that we again may be
temporary experiment, or a self-seeking negotiation. In
cleansed, our inner selves made pure, espethe same way, marriage is never a private, inward
cially as we prepare to receive pure Life and
romance, but always discovers its true nature in relation
Love Himself.
to God and his wider purposes. A sacramental
*************************************** marriage is called to be a little parable of God’s love,
A Biblical Walk through the Mass- continues always ordered to joy and service. All Catholic sexual
ethics flow from these ideas. In our next chapter, we
Join - Parish Family Alive! for
will reflect in depth on marriage, followed by the next
A chance to deepen your understanding and chapter about celibacy. –Dr. Christopher C. Roberts and
love of the Mass.
Meghan Cokeley
You can join in at -any session Mondays – January 26th, and February 2nd
Did you know? Local families have the oppor tunity to host a visiting family for the World Meeting of Families through HomeStay. Learn
more about this exciting way to help Philadelphia “welcome the world”
at WorldMeeting2015.org/get-involved.
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