EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
AUGUST 5TH 2012
5-EGO SIERPNIA 2012
INTENCJE MSZALNE I PLAN MSZY
AUGUST 4 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
4 PM Susan Delengowski req. by the Bak Family
The Deceased Members of Kaczorowski Family req. by Florence Konczyk
AUGUST 5 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 Daniel Ciechanowski req. by Wanda Dambrowski
10:30 William & Helen Uecker req. by John Uecker
AUGUST 6 MONDAY / PONIEDZIALEK
9:00 No morning Mass
AUGUST 7 TUESDAY / WTOREK
9:00 No morning Mass
AUGUST 8 WEDNESDAY / SRODA
9:00 Walter Kowalczyk Anniversary req. by Betty Blake
Joan Harro req. by Lillian Wegrzyniak
AUGUST 9 THURSDAY/ CZWARTEK
9:00 Joseph Gorski req. by Ronald Gorski
Frank Gardygajlo req. by Maryann Gardygajlo
9:00 Joseph Gorski req. by Patricia Kugler (Gorski)
AUGUST 11 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
4 PM Mary & David Hughes req. by Bryant Family
Ron Martin req. by Carole Martin
AUGUST 12 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 Joseph Gorski req. by Jeanette Dudek
10:30 Living & Deceased Members of Rosary Society
Daniel Ciechanowski req. by P. Peret
We ask God’s blessing for the strengthening & healing of our sick & homebound. Please pray for: Helen Kwoka, Christian Clopp, Michelle Zaremba, Harry Corn, Kazimiera Olejnik, Eleanor Tureck, Walter Lyskiewicz, Ira & Betty Whittle, Blanche Vogt, Baby John Harshaw III, Doris Wood, Ted Balabuch and his Daughter Kristen Balabuch, Helen Gardygajlo, Georgia Olesiewicz.
Please pray for the Deceased & their Families: Alfonse Piatek, Helen Zimmer, Barbara H. Thomas, Helena Chudzinska, Carol Jean Taggart, Stella Waida, Genevieve Hajduk, Daniel Ciechanowski, Helen Nichols, Joseph Gorski.
Sanctuary lamp In memory of Leon Wasko requested by Sophie Thompson
If you are ill and wish to be added to the sick list please call the rectory.
Saint Joseph’s History Society
Stand Down of South Jersey
Saint Joseph’s History Society is supporting Stand Down of South Jersey, Inc., a local veterans’ organization, who provides services to homeless veterans. They thank you for your contributions to the clothing drive. At the present time they are in need of monetary donations to cover costs of food for the homeless. Donations can be placed in an envelope marked Stand Down & in the collection basket.
ST. JOE’S H.S. / GRAMMAR SCHOOL
BISONS ON THE BEACH
An All Class Reunion
Saturday September 8, 2012
3 to 7 PM
40th & Landis Ave. Sea Isle City NJ 08243
$20.00/pp in advance; $25.00/pp at the door
Includes: A BBQ Buffet featuring kielbasa, plus unlimited draft beer, house wine and soda. Discounted drinks also available. Music and Dancing. Lots of Laughs!
Please make check payable to: Saint Joseph Alumni and mail them by Sept. 1st to: Kathleen Gehringer: 113 Knox Boulevard, Marlton NJ 08053
Call: Kathleen Slupski Gehringer: 856 983-5563
Denise Cannon Bennett: 856 546-5215
Saint Joseph’s 120th Anniversary Luncheon
Sunday, October 21, 2012 between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Joseph’s Church:
This year Saint Joseph’s Church of South Camden celebrates its 120th Anniversary. As you know, the parish has a proud history in the City of Camden, especially for the Polish-American community.
A concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving will be offered at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, October 21, 2012, in the church, followed by a luncheon at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
In conjunction with our celebration, we are soliciting ads from our parishioners and friends to help sustain and benefit Saint Joseph’s Church for many years to come.
The forms to sign up for luncheon or to purchase an ad or congratulatory note are available in church by the doors. Thank you for your support!
Save the date!
The fifth annual reunion of former students of St. Joseph's Grammar School takes place Sunday, September 23, 2012 after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Photo exhibits and memorabilia will be displayed in the History Room.
Refreshments will be served in the lower parish hall. Join us and reminisce with your former classmates!
Saint Joseph’s History Society of South Camden proudly offers a 120th Anniversary pewter ornament for only $20. Ornaments can be purchased in church following the 10:30 AM Mass each Sunday
The Rosary Society is holding its Bakeless Cake Sale in July and August. Instead of shopping for ingredients and baking during these hot months, simply donate the price you would pay for a cake or ingredients. For more information, see the flyers available at the Liberty Street door of the church.
August 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Declared a dogma of our faith in 1950 by Pope Pius XII, the Assumption celebrates Mary being taken up into Heaven body and soul at the end of her life. It is a Holy Day of Obligation requiring Mass attendance.
August 19 – St. John Eudes (1680). Born on a farm in France, John was a priest and missionary. St. John is best known for promoting the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He founded the congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists).
August 22 – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1954, Pope Pius XII established this feast day to celebrate the Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. Mary’s queenship is rooted in scripture and tradition. As the mother of the King, Mary can intercede for us in Heaven.
Because of her faithfulness to her Son and his mission, Mary is exalted above even the angels.
Aug 14—Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed V.M. at 5PM.
Aug 14—Msza o g.17.00 z okazji Wniebowziecia Najsw. M. P.
SANCTUARY LAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A DONATION OF $10.00. PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY TO REQUEST ONE IN MEMORY OF YOUR LOVED ONES. GOD BLESS YOU.
Years ago (in 1985), when I was still attending the seminary, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR wrote a book entitled: The Courage to be Chaste. As with all of Fr. Groeschel's books, I highly recommend this one.
Chastity simply means being sexually pure according to one s state in life. For a single, unmarried person, it means refraining from all sexual activity (if and until one chooses to marry). For married persons, it means to be faithful and exclusive in all sexual activity with one's spouse. For Catholic priests or religious, it means that we ordinarily remain celibate (promising not to marry) and thus are called to live purely, in a type of consecrated, single life dedicated to God.
I sincerely think that most people who have walked this earth have struggled at one time or another with being chaste. After all, a normal, healthy person has a sex drive which urges us to "be fertile and multiply" (Gn. 1:28) as the bible states. As we understand this drive to have its origin in God, it is good and needs to be seen as such. It is when sex is taken out of the parameters of the Christian, biblical understanding of a marriage, that it becomes problematic and, in fact, sinful.
We have recently seen grave sexual scandals, once again, come to the forefront within the Church and in the secular world, right in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania. Is that the only area where we are going to find such problems? Absolutely not. I think that this is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
As long as we live in a sexually charged society, where pornography is as easily accessible as turning on a computer, TV, or even using a phone, where traditional sexual morals are seen as passe, where abuse and lack of regard for human life has had our popes warning us about a "culture of death," where the breakdown of the traditional family is so evident, where contraceptives are as easily available as buying candy at the convenience store, we are going to continue to have problems—severe problems. Sadly, I think it's inevitable.
Sexual abuse in any form should never be tolerated. No one is above God's moral laws. Although there is usually shame and fear by those who are abused, they should seek the proper help and counsel and realize that they are victims in the situation.
In the meantime, we all have to work at being sexually pure and chaste. The process is aided by a good prayer life and personal relationship with God, by seeking spiritual direction, forgiveness and counsel—especially in the Sacrament of Penance, by the frequent reception of Holy Communion, by channeling our energies into good, healthy activities (like exercise or sports), by avoiding the occasions of sin (for example, don't surf the web or the TV channels for porn, don't frequent bars looking to find "love"), etc., etc. With the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pure and chaste, it is possible to live a chaste life in today's world. It won't be easy, but it will be possible.
We all need the courage (with God's grace) to be chaste.
Pastor, St. Joseph RCC Somers Point, NJ