IN HONOR OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DON GUANELLA VILLAGE; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 133
(Extensions of Remarks - September 29, 2010)

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      IN HONOR OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DON GUANELLA VILLAGE

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                            HON. JOE SESTAK

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 29, 2010

  Mr. SESTAK. Madam Speaker, on September 26th, 2010, in Springfield, 
Pennsylvania a ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the Don Guanella 
Village. It is my personal honor to join the good people of 
Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District in celebrating that event. 
The Blessed Luigi Guanella, founder of the Servants of Charity, said 
``it is not human beings who erect charitable institutions and feed the 
poor. Providence does all.'' That sense of faith and humility has 
always been the hallmark of one of the most capable and caring 
organizations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and our Nation.
   My first hand knowledge of the good works performed at Don Guanella 
Village dates from my days as a student at Cardinal O'Hara High School 
over forty years ago. Then and now the staff at Don Guanella Village 
have been personal heroes to me and thousands of others throughout the 
Greater Delaware Valley. Every day of the year those remarkable men and 
women offer around the clock care to some of our society's most 
vulnerable souls. In so doing, they offer the residents and their 
families peace of mind they would not otherwise find.
   A nation is not measured by how it cares for those blessed with 
health, wealth, and position. It is measured by how it cares for those 
challenged by a variety circumstances beyond their control. I ask that 
every member of this chamber pause and thank Superior General Alfonso 
Crippa and everyone who contributes to the vital work of Don Guanella 
Village. It is their countless acts of charity and goodness that help 
make ours a great nation under God.

                       SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

  Title IV of Senate Resolution 4, agreed to by the Senate on February 
4, 1977, calls for establishment of a system for a computerized 
schedule of all meetings and hearings of Senate committees, 
subcommittees, joint committees, and committees of conference. This 
title requires all such committees to notify the Office of the Senate 
Daily Digest--designated by the Rules Committee--of the time, place, 
and purpose of the meetings, when scheduled, and any cancellations or 
changes in the meetings as they occur.
  As an additional procedure along with the computerization of this 
information, the Office of the Senate Daily Digest will prepare this 
information for printing in the Extensions of Remarks section of the 
Congressional Record on Monday and Wednesday of each week.
  Meetings scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 may be found in 
the Daily Digest of today's Record.

                           MEETINGS SCHEDULED

                               OCTOBER 5
     2:30 p.m.
       Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
       Federal Financial Management, Government Information, 
           Federal Services, and International Security 
           Subcommittee
       Judiciary
       Constitution Subcommittee
         To hold joint hearings to examine how the President can 
           best use an expedited recession authority.
                                                            SD-342

                               OCTOBER 6
     9:30 a.m.
       Veterans' Affairs
         To hold an oversight hearing to examine Veterans' Affairs 
           Information Technology (IT) program, focusing on 
           looking ahead.
                                                            SR-418

                               OCTOBER 7
     10 a.m.
       Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
         To hold hearings to examine retirement security in 
           America.
                                                            SD-430

                              NOVEMBER 17
     10 a.m.
       Environment and Public Works
         To hold hearings to examine Water Resources Development 
           Act of 2010, focusing on legislative and policy 
           proposals to benefit the economy, create jobs, protect 
           public safety and maintain America's water resources 
           infrastructure.
                                                            SD-406