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  • THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD January 11, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH PARISH 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. • Mantua OH 44255

    Parish Office PSR Office Ph 330-274-2253 / Fx 330-274-2254 Ph 330-274-2268 • E-Mail: Find Us On Facebook & Follow Us On Twitter > StJosephMantua

    GOD’S WORD TODAY The feast of the Baptism of the Lord stands as a hinge between the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. Just as the Israelites passed through the waters of the Red Sea and became God’s chosen people so, too, does the Lord Jesus pass through the waters of the Jordan River. As he emerges from the water, Jesus hears the voice of his Father, who calls him “my beloved Son.” The Israelites began their sojourn in the desert following their deliverance through the sea. The Lord Jesus, shortly after his baptism by John, begins his forty-day retreat in the desert, where he is tempted by Satan. The Israelites constantly turned their backs on God. The Lord was resolute in his determination to fulfill the plan established by his heavenly Father. What does this feast teach us? On our own journey through life we must become more and more like Christ. As the liturgical year continues to unfold, let us be resolute in our commitment to become better disciples, more and more like Christ with each passing day.

    From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, © J. S. Paluch Co.


    Rev. Michael P. Garvey Pastor

    Mr. Gerry Scopilitti Permanent Deacon

    Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND Pastoral Minister

    Mrs. Margaret Haney Director of Religious Education

    Mr. Bill Davies Music Minister

    Ms. Jan Huter Administrative Secretary

    Mrs. Kathi Trares Parish Secretary

    Mr. Jason Garey Maintenance


    SATURDAY 5:00 p.m.

    SUNDAY 8:30 and 11:15 a.m.

    8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Summer Schedule)

    WEEKDAY 8:00 a.m. Tues.-Thur.

    HOLY DAYS & SPECIAL LITURGIES (please refer to bulletin)


    Saturdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION First Friday each month

    6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Please call the Parish Office

    for Mass & Prayer Intentions, Carillon Memorials, Catholic Exponent,

    Family Info. Changes, Bulletin News,

    Parishioner Registration, or details about any

    Parish Organizations, Committees and Ministries.

  • PASTOR’S CORNER Have I told you lately what a wonderful group you are, here at St. Joe’s? Our Christmas liturgies went quite well and were well attended. Many people went out of their way to help others and share Christmas blessings and greetings. Thank you! This Tuesday Bishop Murry will be coming to our parish to confirm fifteen of our young people. He most graciously added us to an already busy schedule. I would ask you to make a special effort to join us for the seven o’clock liturgy. Besides showing our gratitude to Bishop for coming to us, a well attended service would speak of a vibrant parish in a day when cooperation and consolidation of parishes could be on the diocesan agenda. Thanks for your generous response to our Catholic Charities “Keep the Kids Warm” appeal this weekend. Watch out for one another, especially the elderly and the sick with the love of Christ. God bless you all!

    Fr. Mike Garvey


    5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. SERVERS T. Gall B. Rowe J. Daczko L. Engelhart

    LECTORS L. Brugmann J. Sawyer D. Bultinck A. Brunton M. Romanello B. Curtin

    EUCH. MIN. T. Caldwell D. Baumbick B. Bash J. Robine C. Baumbick J. Herman T. Sargiovanni D. O’Donnell D. Bukas M. Romanello C. Casalicchio C. Sherbondy B. Colin K. Trares B. Marinelli SUPPORT MINISTRIES: MASS SET-UP R. Custer L. & T. Davis CLOW CATECHIST [No Session] BREAD BAKER C. Bichsel CLEANERS K. Ryba

    ATTENTION LITURGICAL MINISTERS Schedules for the first few months of 2015 will be prepared early next month. If you need any major change in your scheduling as Lector, Altar Server, or Eucharistic Minister, please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253 or no later than January 15.

    WEEKDAY MASS CHANGE The Monday morning 7:15 Mass will be discontinued until further notice because of darkness and low attendance.

    LITURGIES FOR THE WEEK Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass...... Frances Lemmo 11:15 a.m. Mass ... Irene Briscar Mon. No Liturgy Tues. 7:00 p.m. .............. For Our Confirmandi Wed. 8:00 a.m. Mass...... People of St. Joseph Thur. 8:00 a.m. Mass...... Rev. Joseph Czaja Fri. No Liturgy Sat. 4:00-4:30 p.m. Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. Mass ..... Jay Anson Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass...... Bill & Rose Sontag 11:15 a.m. Mass ... Ruth Gaba

    SYMPATHY We extend our sympathy to the families and friends of Sam Macaluso, brother-in-law of Loretta Brugmann & Marcia Reed, and of Jane Kay Gonczy, sister of Dave Pifer, who both recently passed away. May our Lord comfort this family and welcome Sam and Jane to New Life in His Kingdom.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION In the 1560s, the Council of Trent attempted to standardize the widely variant customs for the pastoral care of the sick and dying. We had inherited a practice called “extreme unction,” from the Latin words meaning anointing at the point of death. The deeper tradition, however, is about the prayer of faith that will heal and restore the sick person, and is straight from the Letter of James. The Fathers went back to the beginning, and while not discarding the “extreme unction” name, made a plea for the proper use of this sacrament. As soon as a person is in danger of death from sickness or old age, they reasoned, the time for the sacrament had already arrived. As a result of this desire, the next ritual text for anointing contained an innovation: a rite for visiting the sick that included readings from scripture, psalms, and prayers. Old customs fade slowly, however, and the quality of pastoral care languished for centuries while people delayed the celebration of a consoling and effective sacrament, sometimes missing the opportunity completely. A priest ministering to a dying and unconscious patient alone in a room has never been the desire of the Church. Our tradition is far too rich for this sacrament to be celebrated in such a diminished and ungenerous manner.

    —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

    Mon: Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1,2b,6,7c,9; Mk 1:14-20 Tues: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab,5,6-9; Mk 1:21-28 Wed: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4,6-9; Mk 1:29-39 Thur: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Fri: Heb 4:1-5,11; Ps 78:3,4bc,6c-8; Mk 2:1-12 Sat: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17 To Prepare For Next Weekend’s Mass . . . Sun: 1 Sm 3:3b-10,19; Ps 40:2,4,7-10; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a,17-20; Jn 1:35-42


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    PRAYER INTENTIONS Let us always pray for our sick and homebound.

    In particular, please remember in prayer:

    Suzy Hafemeister Joyce Kantor Glen Barnes Paula Krebs Brenda Richards Josephine Rizzo Lynn Davis Joe Robine Tom Prusha Diane Sanderson Joseph Ventura Donna Sabarese Jo Marie Bailey Sabina Delgado Audrey Combs Kay Gray Irene Welling Mary Anne Painley Kathleen Adams Joseph Stobierski Kari Hopp Bob Fejes Natalie Cowling Kathy Gray Dan Brezovec Tom Sevc Betty Kwasny Dan Nuti Frances Strekal Andy Kollarik Jessie Urcheck Robert Quinn Andrea Turner Cheryl Erickson Amelia Miller Chad Bailey Toni Gokorsch Barbara Gokorsch


  • MASS FOR LIFE Join Bishop George V. Murry, S. J. to pray for a greater respect for all human life and for an end to abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment at the annual diocesan Mass for Life on Saturday, January 17, at 12:00 noon at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown (154 W. Wood St.). All expectant mothers, fathers, and families in attendance will be invited to receive a blessing for their unborn children. A complimentary pasta luncheon will be provided in St. Columba Hall following Mass. All are welcome – no reservations needed. HOLY HOURS FOR LIFE Holy Hours for Life will be observed in St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown (154 W. Wood St.) on Sunday, January 18, beginning after the 4:00 p.m. Mass and concluding with Benediction at 7:00 p.m. The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 6 and Men and Women United for Life will provide refreshments in St. Columba Cathedral Hall. All are welcome. DEFEND THE UNBORN! Join the March for Life on Thursday, January 22. Buses are being organized in various locations throughout the Diocese of Youngstown to take pilgrims to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. To find a bus near you please contact the Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life at or 330-744-8451, ext.272.


    Catholic Charities has launched its annual Keep the Kids Warm Campaign. This program provides flexible funds for local service agencies to use to

    help meet the utility assistance requests of low-income, working poor households with children. Last year, Catholic Charities provided utility assistance for 4,883 people! St. Joseph’s will have a second collection the weekend of January 10/11 to help local kids stay warm this winter. CONTINUING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS