FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JULY 15th 2012
15-ego lipca, 2012
MASS INTENTIONS & MASS SCHEDULE
INTENCJE MSZALNE I PLAN MSZY
JULY 14 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
Stella Waida req. by Rosary Society
JULY 15 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 Parishioners & Benefactors
10:30 Fred Jablonski req. by Daughter Lorraine Jablonski
Deceased Members of Kaczorowski Family req. by Florence Konczyk
JULY 16 MONDAY / PONIEDZIALEK
9:00 No morning Mass
JULY 17 TUESDAY / WTOREK
9:00 No morning Mass
JULY 18 WEDNESDAY / SRODA
9:00 Ron Martin req. by Carole Martin
JULY 19 THURSDAY/ CZWARTEK
9:00 Daniel Ciechanowski req. by Connie Wilke
JULY 20 FRIDAY / PIATEK
9:00 Parishioners & Benefectors
JULY 21 SATURDAY / SOBOTA
4 PM Stella Waida req. by Joanna Bak
JULY 22 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA
9:00 S. P. Zofia i Jozef Ligas oraz dusze z rodziny Ligasow, Piszczkow, Noworolnikow, Ks. Franciszek Noworlonik, Ks. Michal Winiarz z prosba za Ich wstawiennictwem o zdrowie i potrzebne laski w rodzinie Jolanty i Wojciecha Piszczek.
10:30 William Creato req. by PACC
Daniel Ciechanowski req. by Dannelle and Bob Wisniewski
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 and Daniel Ciechanowski.
Sanctuary lamp In memory of Helen Conn requested by Susan Carr
If you are ill and wish to be added to the sick list please call the rectory.
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!
The House of Charity campaign is coming to an end but we have not met our goal of $13,000. We are only a few hundred dollars short so please make a donation if you have not done so, or make an additional contribution.
The cards are located at the side doors as well as in the rear of the church. Please be as generous as you can, and remember - if we meet our goal, ten percent is returned to our parish. You can drop your House of Charity donation in the collection basket, or mail it to the rectory. So far we have collected almost $12800. Every dollar donated can go a long way and make a difference in someone else’s life. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What secrets do good stewards know?
Everything we have and all that we are is given to us by God because he loves us and trusts us to be good stewards of his love gifts. A good steward receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes them because they come from God, shares them, and returns them to God with interest. But that requires knowing the secrets of good stewardship:
Stewardship flows from love. Good stewards are always aware of what God has given them and are deeply grateful. They know that they didn’t earn their talents or resources and understand that they come from a Father who asks only for true love in return. Giving feels good. Part of stewardship is sharing God’s gifts with those in need, whether it is our time, talents, or treasure. It feels good to be able to meet another person’s needs in this way.
Stewards are instruments. Stewardship is actually God’s love flowing through us and pouring out through us to reach his other children. The good steward joins in God’s own generous nature by acting as God’s hands on Earth.
God’s purpose is the point. When we waste our talents, dawdle in pointless pursuits, or squander our resources, we put our own desires first ahead of God’s will. Stewardship is living out a commitment to be God-centered rather than self-centered.
The National Origins Act of 1924 reduced the total number of immigrants per year from 357,803 to 164,667. To ensure the predominance of the "old" immigration, the quota percentage of each nationality was reduced from 3 percent to 2 percent, while the base year was moved from 1910 to 1890. This was a clear attempt to lessen the impact, and therefore the quota, of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe who entered en masse after 1890. The final quota established in 1927 recognized Poles as the fifth largest group in the United States behind Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, and Italy. The effect of the nationality quotas imposed by Congress in 1921 and 1924 was to sharply reduce the influx of nearly 100,000 Poles per year to a fraction of that number—30,977 under the 1921 law and a mere 5,982 after 1924.
The Act of 1924 spelled the death knell of Polish Catholic ethnic communities in America.
A recent book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? by Pat Buchanan
IN his eleventh book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? Pat Buchanan is at his combative best explaining the question he poses:
“Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth.”
Then, with sword drawn, he defiantly defends the roots of the American republic as “a people of common ancestry, culture, and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays, [and who] share the same music, poetry, art, and literature.”
Buchanan asserts, however, that the revolutionary agenda the secular elites are trying to impose:
“… is failing and will continue to fail. For it is based on … an ideology whose tenets are at war with the laws of nature. Like Marxists who were going to create a new man and a new society, our establishment is attempting the impossible.”
Still, he sees the confrontation between the elites and Middle America as teetering in favor of the establishment: “The cycle is inescapable” he writes, “when the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people die.” Buchanan observes, “This appears less a bold prediction of what may happen than a depiction of what is happening now.”
A significant portion of Suicide of a Superpower deals with issues and ideas from a spiritual standpoint. Two chapters are solely on the subject—one is entirely devoted to the “Crisis of Catholicism” (Buchanan’s worldview is seen through Roman Catholic glasses). He notes that, “Catholicism and the country together went through the cultural revolution that altered the most basic beliefs of men and women. Both came out changed. … What was immoral and scandalous in 1960—promiscuity, abortion, homosexuality—is normal now.” He states: “‘One nation under God, indivisible’ has become an antique concept in an age that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. Our intellectual and cultural elites reject the God our parents believed in and the moral code they lived by.”
Buchanan is pointed when he addresses the reader: “Our system is rooted in a societal failure. We are not ruled by the same ideas nor do we possess the same moral character as our parents did. Today freedom takes a back seat to equality.” Here is what will make Pat Buchanan’s new book his most controversial: his opinions on immigration, multiculturalism, demographics, and even race. Suicide of a Superpower is about as stark and dark as Pat Buchanan gets.
In the chapter entitled “Demographic Winter,” he writes that demography should not always be equated with destiny “for all human capital is not created equal. In making history, it has often been the quality of a people who mattered most.” The author cites such examples as the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae and the Founding Fathers of this nation—how just a few men can change the course of history in defense of blood and soil. He does note, however, that:
“As the West worships at the altar of democracy, is deeply egalitarian, and has thrown open its doors to a Third World in which ethnonationalism is embedded, it is the West whose destiny will ultimately be determined by demography.”
Drawing from UN findings, US Census Bureau studies, research papers, and news investigations on the world’s demographic trends, he warns that by 2050 only one of the ten most populous nations will be a “First World” country—the United States. But the kicker is that by mid-century America will be essentially a Third World country demographically: 54% of its people will trace their roots to Asia, Africa, and Latin America according to a UN report.
Buchanan says, “Peoples of European descent are … aging, dying, disappearing … among the peoples of color who will replace them, the poorest and least developed nations are reproducing fastest.” He notes that in 1950, Europeans and North Americans accounted for 28% of the world’s population. In 2050, that number is expected to be 12% with a median age close to 50.
The author cautions that in First World countries, the birth rate is as low as 1.3 children per woman—pathetically below the 2.1 level necessary just to maintain even current population levels. In contrast, Africa’s population will double to 2 billion by 2050—under-achieving nations such as Niger will quintuple its population; Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, Burundi, et al will triple theirs.
Without younger workers to pay taxes, boost the economy, carry the load of pensions and health care, etc., the West’s international debt crises will get dramatically worse. The author cautions, “The riots that tore through Greece, France, and the UK in 2010 are rooted in the demographic crisis of the West and are harbingers of what is to come.”
Suicide of a Superpower: Pat Buchanan on the Death of Western Civilization
Peter Robinson sits with author, journalist and former presidential candidate, Patrick J Buchanan. From declining birth rates, to shifting values, to the decline of Christianity, Buchanan thinks Western civilization is falling apart. Buchanan is worried that the American melting pot has stopped assimilating immigrants the way it once did. Is America dying? Are you a racist if you think America is breaking apart? Find out.