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St. Joseph Church

3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA, 19475

Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Rev. Donato P. Silveri, In Residence Rev. John J. Dinda, Pastor Emeritus

June 9, 2013

Rev. Charles R. O'Hara, Pastor

610-948-7760 Fax: 610-948-8509 Email: [email protected]

Holy Family School 221 Third Ave., Phoenixville 610-933-7562 Principal: Ann Marie Braca

St. Joseph Rectory

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Baptism: Sunday 12:30 PM by appointment. Marriages: Couples contemplating marriage must contact the priest 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 Rectory 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 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.


Parish Religious Education Program Andrea Jackowski 610-792-4535 or [email protected] Classes are held Sundays, Sept- May from 8:45 ­ 10:35 AM for grades K-8. Mass Schedule *******************************

Daily Mass: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM Saturday Vigil: 4:00 PM Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 AM Holy Day Vigil: 5:00 PM Holy Day: 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Confession Saturday 2:30-3:30 PM

June 9, 2013

Monday June 10 Helen Kitchick Req. by: Husband & Family Tuesday June 11 Kimberly Kenney Req. by: Sophia Kenney & Family

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This Week at our Parish...

PREP Registration is now open for 2013-2014 . For more information visit Holy Hour, June 11, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Church. Coffee & Conversation with Fr. O'Hara, June 11, 8:30 am in the Foyer. MOJO Meeting, Tues., June 18th at 7:00 pm in Rectory Basement. Vigil Mass will be at 4:30 pm on June 22.

Wednesday June 12 Theresa Duke Req. by: Paula Horvath

Thursday June 13 Richard Cullinan Req. by: The Cooney Family

Friday June 14 Thomas John Keller Req. by: Mom, Dad, brothers & sister

On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archdiocese will sponsor a special collection to benefit the victims of the recent tornado in Oklahoma and to benefit any future storms or natural disaster this year. This special collection can be placed in the collection box marked "2013 Storms & Disasters Collection" in the church foyer. This is a one-time collection that will help our brothers and sisters in need!


6/8 4:00 A. Holland, C. Narducci 7:30 A. Jackowski, J.Schival, J. Zona 9:00 J. Michael, R. Zeleski, M. Roseo 11:00 T. Duffy, S. Prestia, C. Bozzelli 6/9


C. Narducci A. Jackowski P. Herbert S. Lorenca


Linda White "Men's Group" "Men's Group" "Men's Group"

Vigil Mass Change Beginning June 22, the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at 4:30 PM. Confessions will be from 3:00-4:00 PM.

*************************************************************************************************** 6/15 6/16 4:00 E. Slanga, MB. Coggins 7:30 Salinas, K. Thum, A. Knighton 9:00 R. Tamburro, Reese, J. Pomager 11:00 S. Scowden, T. Chuck, A. Benton

E. Slanga Linda White

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"Hope For Life" "Hope For Life" "Hope For Life"

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Just a small note to say THANK YOU for your ongoing support. The need continues to grow but your Love and Generosity likewise continues. Believe me when I say those we serve through your generosity are most grateful. As I recently read " To help someone in need is the surest way to touch God's hand. " God Bless ! Ralph Sirico - President


June 9, 2013

Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Times

Daily Scriptures Readings

Monday, 6/10 2 Cor. 1:1-7 Mt. 5:1-12 Tuesday 6/11 Acts 11:21B-26; 12:1-3 Mt. 5:13-16 Wednesday, 6/12 2 Cor. 3:4-11 Mt. 5:17-19

St. Joseph Devotions

First Saturday Devotion & Mass Held on Saturday, June 1st 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 is 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. Charismatic Prayer Group Prayer, praise, worship and song in the power of the Holy Spirit! We will begin meeting every Tuesday night at 7:15 pm in the Church. All are welcome; musicians needed! Anyone with questions please call Ray at 610-933-5244, Andrea at 610-792-4535, or Ann at 610-495-6322. Secular Servites of Pennsylvania The Immaculate Conception Community was established at St. Joseph Church in 2004 and is the only Secular Servite Community in Pennsylvania. Please join us on the second Tuesday of the month 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.

Thursday 6/13 2 Cor. 3:15-4:1,3-6 Mt. 5:20-26

Friday, 6/14 2 Cor. 4:7-15 Mt. 5:27-32

Saturday, 6/15 2 Cor. 5:14-21 Mt. 5:33-37

Seeking a Young Adult Community? Catholic Young Adults of Chester County continues to meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West Chester. All young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us for events promoting faith, fellowship, and service! Details on Facebook or at 6/19 Fr. Mark Wise, "St. john Neumann: a Philadelphia Story"

Summer Teen Faith Gathering

Surround yourself with faith, fun and friends at the 2013 Anniversary Teen Faith Gathering & Concert on Saturday, July 27 by Our Lady of Consolation Parish! Open to all teens who are in 6th grade and older. The cost is $20 per person/$25 at the door and includes all activities, food (except snacks) and admission to the Shades of Blue concert. For more info. contact Kathleen Hood, 610-383-5068, [email protected]

Vacation Bible School at St. Joseph July 29­ August 2 from 6-8:00 PM. Join us in "Athens­ Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth". To register go to Cost is $10/ child or $20/family (collected the first night). Volunteers are needed and can register on the same site­ if you volunteer for the week your children go for free.


June 9, 2013

Coffee & Conversation with our Pastor, Fr. O'Hara

On Tuesday, June 11 immediately following 8:00 am Mass, come and stay for inspirational conversation and delicious coffee and goodies.

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This group welcomes all women of the parish, 16 years and older. To learn more about the group, please contact Mare at 610-792-3616 or email [email protected] Continue to watch the bulletin for the next Women's Group Meeting and Events


The next meeting for the Men's Group will be on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Basement. Please join us as we prepare for upcoming summer events/activities. The Men's Group would like to invite all men


Just a reminder that Redner's Market is still offering to the Church, a 1% cash back program called Save-A Tape. A Save-A-Tape card must be presented to the cashier at checkout. Only tapes imprinted with "Save-A-Tape" logo are eligible for cash back rebates. Please get a card, use it every time you shop and drop the complete tapes in the box in the vestibule. Another Reminder: We are still collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels. Please place in the Redner's box.

of the Parish to a Men's Prayer Breakfast on

Sat., June 8th 8:00 am ­ 9:00 am in the Rectory Basement.


Please return all baby bottles to the basket in the church foyer. We will be delivering the bottle donations to Mom's House in Phoenixville. Thank you for supporting life! As advocates for life, our mission is to provide information, create awareness, and respond to the needs of our community. We believe in life from conception to natural death and wish to spread not only a respect for life but an attitude of compassion. We hope to reflect God's presence in this world as our spirits are moved by the Holy Spirit to protect all life. Our next meeting will be June 8th at 8:30 am in the Rectory. For more information about Hope for Life contact Eileen at [email protected]

Holy Family News

Holy Family students continue to shine academically! Seven of our current Eighth Grade students qualified to sit for the rigorous Neumann Scholarship Exam. The Class of 2013 boasts five monetary scholarship awards from both diocesan and private high schools. Among the recipients, Michelle Wheatley received the Presidential Scholarship from Pope John Paul II High School. Kimmy McGroary received the Christopher M. Jones Memorial Scholarship from Archbishop Carroll High School. This award is particularly meaningful as only one student is chosen from among many feeder school applicants! We are proud of our students, their parents, and our teachers! For information on joining our family, contact us at 620-933-7562 or [email protected]


The Little Angels ministry provides friendship, support and spiritual growth for Catholic mothers. All mothers are wel-

come to attend. Our fellowship opportunities include: Bimonthly Playgroups, Mom's Night Out, and Meals for Mom that are in need, Family Outings and Children's Activities. For more information, email: [email protected]


June 9, 2013

Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Times

Opening for Full-time Coordinator of Maintenance & Facilities St. Elizabeth Church in Upper Uwchlan Township is looking for an experienced and responsible person to join parish administrative staff as coordinator of maintenance and facilities. This person will assist the business manager in the care of the parishes physical facilitieis, maintenance & custodial services, technological resources, supervising maintenance and in other support services at the parish. Interested applicants may send a personal resume (incl. references) to Mr. Sam Venuti, Business Mgr., at 610-6466513 (fax), PO Box 695, Uwchlan, PA 19480, or [email protected], or by June 19th.

Eagle Scout Project at St. Joseph

Tyler Scowden of Boy Scout Troop 4 will be building an alcove on the left side of the church for the Cross that hung in the entrance to the church before renovations. Please help to support Tyler's Eagle Scout Project by attending a fundraising event at Friendly's June 12th from 4pm to 9pm. (Route 100 & Shoemaker Rd.). He is trying to raise $2000 for the pavers, stone and materials. Tyler will be available after Mass this weekend to discuss his project.

On June 21 and 22, the National Catholic Bible Conference will return to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. The theme of this year's event is "Scripture and the New Evangelization." At the conference, you will have the unique opportunity to gain insight and encouragement from gifted Catholic speakers and biblical scholars. For more information and to register, please visit or call 1-888-842-2853.

Golfers & Sponsors Need

Knights of Columbus are holding their 3rd annual Men & Women Golf Outing and Pig Roast on Friday, June 21st at Kimberton Golf Club. Shotgun start at 12:30 pm. If you do not golf, consider joining us for a delicious dinner. Dinner is $35; Golf is $100/golfer ($360/foursome). This event is a major source of funds for our local St. Vincent de Paul Society and other local charities. For more information please contact Ralph Sirico at 610-9487424 or [email protected]

7th Annual Vocation Congress at St. Charles Seminary Attention all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Boys, Girls & Parents Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:30 am-- 5:00 pm

The Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood is sponsoring this one day event for boys to consider the call of Christ to the priesthood and for girls to consider the call to the religious life. The cost for the day is $25 and will include great music, sports/activities, powerful prayer & liturgy, good food and LOTS of FUN. For more information or to register please call 610-667-5778 or go to www.

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