January 10, 2016 SAINT JAMES THE LESS PARISH 36 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 Phone: 732-521-0100 Fax: 732-521-8287 Email: email@example.com Pastoral Staff Reverend Michael Fragoso, Pastor Monsignor John B. Szymanski, PA, VGE Weekend Assistant Kim Bohinski-Smith Parish Catechetical Leader/ Pastoral Asst. Patty Bisignano Administrative Assistant Deacon Patrick Smith Parish Office Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm M-F Daily Mass Schedule Morning Prayer Monday - Friday 8:15 am Weekday Mass Monday - Friday 8:30 am Weekend Masses Saturday: 4:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm (Spanish) and 5:00 pm Confession Saturday: 3:00 pm Children’s Liturgy of the Word First Sunday of the Month at the 11 am Mass October - May Altar Rosary Society and Miraculous Medal Novena First Thursday of the Month: 7:00 pm Adoration On Thursdays, Adoration will be held in the Church from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. All are welcome to come for any amount of time. Adult Choir Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Spanish Choir First Tuesday of the Month 8:00 pm Music Ministry Kevin Daly, Director of Music Victoria Scheirer, Youth Choir Knights of Columbus Council #6336 83 Lincoln Avenue, Jamesburg First & third Monday of every month 8:00 pm 732-521-3366 St. James Columbiettes 2nd Thursday of every month 7:00 pm Baptism: Parents who wish to have their child baptized need to call the Rectory. Preparation classes are required and are by appointment only. Baptisms will be held the first Sunday of every month. Baptismal classes are held the second Sunday of every month. Sponsors and Godparents: If you are 18 years of age or older, you must register as an adult and be confirmed in the Catholic Church. If you wish to be a Sponsor for Confirmation or a Godparent, you must be an active parishioner and attending Mass. Matrimony: Couples contemplating this Sacrament must contact the Parish Office at least one year in advance. All couples planning marriage must attend Pre-Cana classes or Engaged Encounter. Ministry of the Sick: Parishioners who are homebound and would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the Rectory. If you would like to have your name included on the Prayer List in the bulletin, please call the Rectory. RCIA: Adults inquiring about the Catholic Church with a desire to become Catholic are invited to call the Parish Office for more information about the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults which begins in September and runs through the following Easter. St. James Cemetery Mott Avenue, Monroe Twp For more information please contact the Rectory Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen Every Tuesday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm St. James Parish Hall Food Pantry Donation First Sunday of every month Parish Mission Statement St. James the Less Parish is a Christian Community of the Roman Catholic tradition. Our Parish Community is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus, and as the people of God are called to further the mission of Jesus. We will do this through the Word, Liturgy, Sacrament, Music, Ecumenism, Evangelization, Religious Education of our Children, Prayer and the Honoring of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will deepen our knowledge, skills and understanding of our Faith. We will be Faith based. Above all, we will foster Love by example and serve the needs of others to work towards economic and social development for all people. Page 2 Please keep those who are sick in your prayers: Gaetan Ames, Dolores Ball, Andrew Bianconano, Arlene Calabro, Evelyn, John Compoli, Janet DeLorimier, Gordon Demetzky, Baby Emily, Philip Furnari, Sandra Dipierro Grubbs, Toni Hart, Christine Harvey, Timothy Hilarczyk, Nikolai Hopkins, Gail Houck, Julie Ico, Rosemarie Kolessar, Angelina Lasala, Connie Lasala Venezia, Baby Sebastian Lattugga, Tanya & Matthew Laudien, Elwood Linsky, Savira Londy-Eiben, Joanne Manfre, Patsy Mannion, Michael Marano, Phyllis Mason, Jennie Martin, Ray McCarthy, Baby Nicholas Merritt, Edward Migliore, Massimo Migliore, Lily Mizzi, Evelyn Monte, Laurie Musumeci, Michael Nichols, John Pariso, Bob Pikanowski, Ron Roaldsen, Marilyn Rohrbach, Joseph Sabatino, William C. Sharp, Margaret Starkey, Veronica Starace, Jeanne Tobias Stearn, Tommy Surace, Carmela Torres, Peter Vignolo, Brian Walsh, John Walsh, Brian Ward, John Ward, Grace Wetzel and Elizabeth “Betty” Zelasko. Collections Solemnity of Mary Collection $ 1,541.00 $ 9,829.00 St. James Religious Education Reminders Classes will resume as follows: Jan. 11th - Home School Confirmation Candidate & Parent Meeting January 18, 2016 7:00 p.m. YOUTH GROUP NEWS BLAST! Believing, Living and Sharing Together HYMNS: Gathering: #94 When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized Preparation: #612 Like a Shepherd Communion: #333 Behold the Lamb Recessional: #93 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (verses 1&3) A Note from the Pastor Fr. Michael Fragoso This weekend we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. It marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. I hope everybody had a great Christmas and I wish you all much happiness and many good things in this new year. The New Year is a good time to take stock of our life. A time possibly to change direction, intensify some things or relax others, set goals and make resolutions. Also to test the things we have done. Have they been going the way I want? Have I resolved the resolutions positively or let them slide? It’s hard to keep up resolutions. It’s best to keep them simple and doable, set time limits and have someone or something to make us accountable. It’s the same way with our spiritual life. One good way to keep things going positively is in the sacrament of penance. By going to confession frequently we make resolutions to improve our thoughts and actions. We receive forgiveness and mercy from God. He gives us the graces to help us in our resolve and we are held accountable for our actions. Youth Group Social Events BOWLING PARTY Sunday, January 17 - 1 PM- 5 PM Join us for a rolling good time. A fun filled day, hanging around with friends and fellow youth group members. Make clear the lane for the Youth Group! Cost is $20 per person. Includes transportation, 2 hours of bowling, ball and shoe rental. If interested RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 11, 2016. Money and permission slips will be collected the day of event. Youth Group Meeting Saturday, January 22nd 8 pm - 10 pm at Immaculate Conception The sacrament has the added advantage that it is under the seal of secrecy and while a psychologist will charge you more than you can imagine, Reconciliation is totally free. I’d like to thank the St James Council of the Knights of Columbus and all those who donated to this noble effort (you know who you are) in obtaining an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is now in the narthex of the Church. If you would like to become a Knight, ask me about it. This weekend will also be a time for me to visit my family. I have asked Vocationist Father Michael Onyekwere to care for the parish while I am away. I know that you will welcome him and treat him as part of our family. Page 3 MASS INTENTIONS Monday, January 11th to Sunday, January 17th LECTIONARY READINGS FOR THE WEEK/ LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Monday 8:30 am Weekday Celebration of Fr. Michael Fragoso r/b Grace & Tom Trippe Tuesday 8:30 am Weekday Peter Harczuk r/b Wife, Lucille Wednesday 8:30 am Weekday Thanksgiving for Shari Timothy r/b Veronica Timothy Thursday 8:30 am Weekday Repose of the Soul of Yvonne Carbon r/b Veronica Timothy Friday 8:30 a.m Weekday Josephine Galletta r/b The Mutone Family Saturday 4:00 p.m. Weekday George Pochick r/b Mr. & Mrs. Zeitlin January 15th: FRIDAY/VIERNES 309: 1 Sm 8:4-7,10-22a Ps 89:16-19 Mk 2:1-12 Sunday 8:00 am 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Albert W. Sikorski r/b Walter & Fran Kologinsky January 16th: SATURDAY/SÁBADO 310: 1 Sm 9:1-4,17-19; 10:1a Ps 21:2-7 Mk 2:13-17 11:00 am For the people of St. James 3:00 p.m. Guillermina Benavides r/b Lorena Bernal 5:00 p.m. Peter Catanese r/b Helen Ward-DeMuro You Can Save Your Marriage! Retrouvaille - A lifeline for troubled marriages Has your marriage become unloving or uncaring your relationship grown cold, distant—thinking about a separation or divorce? Are you already separated/ divorced but (both of you) wish to try again—then the Retrouvaille program may help you. RETROUVAILLE (Rediscovery) sponsored by the Family Life Office/ Diocese of Metuchen consists of a weekend experience for couples (no group discussions) with six follow-up sessions. The next program begins the weekend of February 5th—7th, 2016. All inquiries are confidential. For further information please call the Family Life Office (days) 732-562-1990 x-1705, Rich & Annette Colasuonno 732-236-0671 or Tom & Pat McTague 732-583-4468 evenings. January 11th: MONDAY/ LUNES 305: 1 Sm 1:1-8 Ps 116:12-19 Mk 1:14-20 January 12th: TUESDAY/MARTES 306: 1 Sm 1:9-20 (Ps) 1 Sm 2:1,4-8 Mk 1:21-28 January 13th: WEDNESDAY/MIERCOLES 307: 1 Sm 3:1-10,19-20 Ps 40:2,5,7-10 Mk 1:29-39 January 14th: THURSDAY/JUEVES 308: 1 Sm 4:1-11 Ps 44:10-11,14-15,24-25 Mk 1:40-45 January 17th: SUNDAY/DOMINGO 66: Is 62:1-5 Ps 96:1-3,7-10 1 Cor 12:4-11 Jn 2:1-11 Page 4 Sacramento de la Confesión Domingo 2:00 pm. Intenciones para la Misa Intenciones para la Misa , $10 cada Misa. Este fin de semana celebramos el Bautismo del Señor. Marca el fin de la temporada de Navidad y el comienzo del tiempo ordinario. Espero que todos hayan tenido una feliz Navidad y les deseo a todos mucha felicidad y muchas cosas buenas en este nuevo año. El año nuevo es un buen momento para hacer un balance de nuestra vida. Posiblemente cambiar de dirección, intensificar algunas cosas o relajar otras, establecer metas y hacer resoluciones. También para probar estas cosas que hemos hecho. ¿Han dado resultado? ¿He resuelto problemas en manera positiva? Es difícil cumplir resoluciones. Lo mejor es que sean sencillas y realizable, establecer plazos para las metas y tener a alguien o algo para mantenernos encarrilados. Es lo mismo con la vida espiritual. Una buena manera de mantener las cosas en marcha positiva es en el sacramento de la penitencia. Hiendo a la confesión frecuentemente hacemos resoluciones para mejorar nuestros pensamientos y acciones. Recibimos el perdón y la misericordia de Dios. Él nos da la gracia para ayudarnos llegar a la meta y podemos rendir cuentas de nuestras acciones. El sacramento tiene la ventaja añadida de que es bajo el sello de secreto y mientras que un psicólogo le cobrará más de lo que pueda imaginar, reconciliación es totalmente gratis. Quisiera darle las gracias al Consejo de Santiago de los Caballeros de Colon y a todos los que contribuyeron en este esfuerzo por obtener para un desfibrilador externo automático para el tratamiento de emergencias cardiacas que se encuentra en el nártex del templo. Si quisieran información sobre hacerse miembros de los Caballeros de Colón, por favor hablen con migo. Este fin de semana también será un momento para viajar a visitar a mi familia. Le he pedido al Padre Vocacionista Michael Onyekwere que se ocupe del cuidado de la parroquia durante mi ausencia. Yo sé que les darán la bienvenida y lo tratan como parte de nuestra familia. Ministry Schedule Mass Saturday 4:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am Lector Weekend of January 16th/17th Eucharistic Eucharistic Minister Minister Ed Moke Ann Fletcher Dan Jolly Amanda Skuraton Catherine Attara Mark Attara Eucharistic Minister Altar Server Pat Moke Angela Oskierko Roseanna Davino Jessica Skuraton 11:00 am Lois Castrovince Peggy Hughes Adrienne Puccio Frank Puccio 5:00 pm Rosa DeStefano James DeStefano Denise Halpin Daria Ludas Vincent & Mark Giordano, Liam Iannacone Jessica Dare Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen The St. James the Less Food and Fellowship Soup Kitchen is opened! Meals will be made available for the needy every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. If you are in need please join us, or if you know of someone in need please let them know about this ministry! Donations can be made directly to St. James Church with Food and Fellowship in the memo. If you would like more information please contact Deacon Patrick Smith at 732-233-6970. Page 5 Blood Drive January 24, 2016 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. St. James Parish Hall Donate Blood! It’s the best gift you can give this holiday season! Bible Study Adventures in Scripture: Matthew Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. Year-End Tax Statements If you would like a copy of your year-end Tax statement, please contact the Rectory at 732-521-0100. Altar Rosary Schedule Change The Altar Rosary Society’s meetings for January, February and March will held on the 1st Sunday of each month after the 11am Mass. Rosary will be said at 10:30 am. 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Grace, Mercy & Peace The Maria Regina Residence provides a suitable home for our retired priests in recognition of faithful service to God and His Church. Your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal is another way to thank these men who have dedicated their lives to the people of God. All are welcome to attend! The only thing you need is to bring your own bible. If you have any questions feel free to contact Frank Puccio at 732-656-1987. Join the Knights of Columbus! If you are a practicing Catholic man interested in helping those in need, serving our Parish and growing in your faith, then we are the group for you! We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world, dedicated to our Church and charitable works. For more information: www.stjameskofc6336.com. To become a member, please call Rich Rendeiro at (732) 735-8764. Join the Columbiettes! We are a charitable and social network of Catholic women dedicated to caring and sharing. Our works center on assisting the less fortunate, helping the homeless, funding local charities and supporting seminarians/postulants. Share your “God-given” talents to help us help others! For more information, please call Joanne Rizzo at (732) 521-5724. Stewardship Scripture Quote Of the week FOUNDATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION The Foundation for Catholic Education changes lives for the better by providing tuition assistance to families with demonstrable need. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, parents have the opportunity to give their children the gift of a Catholic education. The Annual Collection for the Foundation for Catholic Education will be taken next weekend, January 23/24. Now more than ever, we need your support so we may offer more scholarships for an academically excellent, values-based Catholic education to deserving students. Thank you for your commitment to the children of the Diocese of Metuchen. “John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming…he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit... ’” (Luke 3:16) The Catholic Catechism states that “Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.” In other words, as baptized Catholics there is only one gift that we need to give to Jesus – the gift of ourselves. Once we surrender ourselves to God, we will know in our hearts what God calls us to do.
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