St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church - John Patrick Publishing

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Serving the Community for 128 Years
November 16, 2014—33rd Sunday
251 Franklin St., Hightstown, NJ 08520
Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents
Everyone has talents but not everyone uses their talents. In the Parable of the Talents, it appears
that Jesus is stressing the importance of a person using their talents. A talent is useless unless it is
used.
There is no one that has no talents. Some have the talent of helping, some of giving encouragement, others use their personal time at the expense of themselves to help others, yet others help
to financially support the church or help the poor, however there are many who simply bury their
talents. This is part of what is in the Parable of the Talents.
patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2014/04/21/parable-of-the-talents-meaning-summary-and-commentary/
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MONDAY
9:00 am
7:30 pm
TUESDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
WEDNESDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
THURSDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
FRIDAY
9:00 am
SATURDAY
4:30 pm
SUNDAY
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 noon
4:00 pm
November 17
Arthur Braga
Mass in Spanish
November 18
Communion Service
Mercedes & Valentin Ventura
November 19
Joe Riordan
Thomas Scanlin
November 20
Communion Service
Cesaria Rodrigo & Pelagio Mariano
November 21
Stephen & Mary Madonna
November 22
Andre Barone
November 23
Ashley Shaw
Eddie Volpe
Sister Mary Stephen Manning, MSC
For all Living & Deceased Parish Members
Frances Theresa Cassidy
November Pilgrim Cross Schedule: Sunday 9:00am Mass
Rev. Patrick J. McDonnell, Pastor, ext. 18
Office Phone: 609-448-0141 ■ Fax: 609-448-8878
Assisting Priests and Deacons who are not assigned to our
Parish, but who come here to help us: Msgr. Hugh Ronan,
Father Lee Inverso, Father Tony Ramos, Latino Ministry:
Father Miguel Valle
Deacon: Tom Garvey, Asst. Deacon: Michael Scannella
Asst. Deacon Andy Fatovic
For emergencies only x30
Assistant to the Pastor: Sheila Conway x25
Nutritional Counseling
Bulletin Editor/Admin. Assistant: Deb Napolitano x11
debn@stanthonychurch.org
Trustee: Tony Humphreys
Helping Hands Coordinator: Judy Abramovitz
609 443-3573
Music Ministries Director: Quentin Marty Ph.D.
609 448-3944
Contemporary Choir: Catherine Doyle 609 448-6120
Director of Operations: Guy Conway x23
facilities@stanthonychurch.org
Parish Accountant : Henry Kazin x10
finance@stanthonychurch.org
Religious Education: Aileen O’Brien x21
education@stanthonychurch.org
Religious Ed. Admin. Assistant/Liaison Latino Community:
Ximena Bustamante x29
Sacrament Secretary: Deacon Michael Scannella x28
sacrament@stanthonychurch.org
Building & Grounds: Eddie Dunn and
Assistant Nick Sebasto x31
Youth Ministry: Liz Guzhnay x12
Parish Office Hours: Mon- Thursd
day — 9AM—4PM
Friday 8AM - 3PM
Visit our website www.stanthony–hightstown.net
Wheelchair Accessible
SCRIPTURE READINGS — Week of November 16
Monday: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43
Tuesday: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10, or,
(for the memorial of the Dedication) Acts 28:11-16, 3031; Ps 98:1-6; Mt 14:22-33
Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28
Thursday: Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44
Friday: Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131;
Lk 19:45-48
Saturday: Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40
Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6; 1 Cor
15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46
Banns of Marriage
Elfego Rojas
&
Francisca Paz
We pray for the soul of Father Bernardino Esguerra
who passed away October 29 in the Philippines.
Speaker Series
We had a good turnout for Dr. Christopher Bellitto,
author of books regarding the papacy, gave a wonderful captivating session in the church hall on November 10. We are looking forward to the next in
our series; our friend, Mike Fabian, former Director
of Religious Education here at St. Anthony. Watch
the bulletin or our website for details.
John Carbonara, Aida Munoz, Alexandra Suszynski,
Annette MacFarlene, Jean Kokal, Louis Altieri, Victor
Melendez, Ronald Shekiro, Josua Estenes,
Christine Devine, Judy Macedo, Ruth
Braun, Kathleen Moehringer, Christopher
Prefer, Richard Mastriano, Henry Lloyd,
Carl Rubino, Domonique DeStefano,
Mary Wall, Steven Madonna, Agnes Medican, Nancy Aiello and Enrique Patino.
Names appear for four weeks. 448-0141 x11 or contact
Jennie Rubino @ 609 490 –0473 for additional prayers.
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Saturday: 4:30 PM;
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 AM; 4:00 PM,
12:00 noon (Español)
Daily Masses: Monday, 7:30 PM Spanish
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM
Consult Bulletin for any special 6:45 AM services
Novena to St. Anthony of Padua
Tuesdays following the 9 AM Mass
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Wednesdays following the 9 AM Mass
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
1st Fridays – after 9:00 AM mass to 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4:00 PM, Reconciliation Room
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33rd Sunday
We have to remember and celebrate the fact that God
in His love has given each and every one of us an ability or aptitude that no one else has. Jesus reminds us
today that God expects us to use that special something
to benefit others. All of us are traveling on this relatively little blue ball floating in the universe amid the
stars enroute to a heaven beyond our powers of imagination. Each individual is charged with making the
journey better for the rest of us.
We know that some of us are able to do that for millions of others through the so-called “magic” of our
inventions. Recall the many tributes given recently to
Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. Of course, we don’t
have to reach millions. We are successful in God’s eyes
if we reach but one other.
Our belief in Jesus empowers us for this project. So we
need not fear or be daunted by the challenge of it.
However, there is a “downside” if you will to all this
happy talk of our individual gifts. It is captured in the
sad phrase “could have been.” We are not talking here
about some human prize lost. But just put your name
in front of “could have been” and the words “a saint”
behind that verb and see the potential for a bitter eternity.
Luckily for us all, that sentence does not have to describe us. We are blest to have the time and place right
here and now to change “could have been” to
“became” with a sincere decision to follow Christ’s
plan for our talents, and be a light in the darkness.
Source: jppc.net/2014/10/17/november-16-2014-thirty-third-sunday-inordinary-time/
Pro Life Committee - Birthright Donations
We are still collecting each month baby items for Birthright. Birthright is an organization that helps women
who choose to keep their babies. You can place
items in the Birthright basket in the church
foyer. Thank you for your past donations.
ITEMS NEEDED: Diapers – sizes - newborn, 1, 2,
3, (4 &5 especially); baby shampoo; baby oil; cotton
balls; baby wash; baby lotion; hair brush sets; baby
wipes; baby towels & wash cloths; receiving blankets &
baby blankets; newborn baby buntings.
St. Anthony Website
Don’t forget to visit our website for current events!
stanthony–hightstown.net
First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
More than simple praise for a good wife, the author
wants us to ascribe the compliments to Wisdom, as she
comes “down to earth.” When she does so, she can give
very practical service to all those who accept her.
Second Reading: I Thessalonians 5:1-6
Speculation about the arrival of the “Day of the Lord”
is really not as worthwhile as living each of our days as
true “children of the light.”
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30, or 25:14-15, 19-21
Jesus describes the lifestyle He favors for all of His disciples, as we “look forward to his second coming”, as
the Third Eucharistic Prayer phrases it. We are to make
responsible use of our gifts. “Talent” was at the time of
Christ a fiscal term, but we translate it now as
“aptitudes or gifts” we have.
Religious Education
Director: Aileen Mary O’Brien 609-448-0141 x21
education@stanthonychurch.org
Religious Ed. Admin. Assistant/
Liaison Latino Community: Ximena Bustamante
609-448-0141x29 CCD@stanthonychurch.org
Office hours: 9-3 PM Monday – Friday
We are closed Sat. and Sun.
Director’s Corner:
“Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow
with the brightness.” St. John of Capistrano
In today’s Gospel, (Matthew 25:14-30) we hear the
Parable of the Talents. When I was younger, I didn’t
realize that talents were coins worth a sizable amount of
money in Jesus’ time. Therefore, we need to look at this
Gospel in two ways. Firstly, we must look at the fact that
the master trusted three servants with different amounts
of money. One received 1 talent, another 2, and another
5. The servant with the one talent buried his, while the
other two servants invested theirs to make the master a
profit. To understand the Parable on this level, Jesus is
warning his listeners against sloth that is fueled by envy. The second way to interpret the Gospel is that talents
are talents in the modern sense of the word. Failure to
use our God given talents results in their loss.
Religious Education News: The Religious Education program has a great need for junior high catechists and
substitute catechists. We are also in need of bi-lingual
office help on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-7
PM. Maybe God is calling you to this ministry. Advent is
coming up. Maybe this is the Advent service that God
might be calling you to do. Thank You for considering
it. Please call ext. 21, if you are interested.
Social Concerns - Clothing
The Green House is in need of winter jackets and coats
for men, women, and especially children. Winter hats,
gloves and scarves are greatly appreciated. Winter
clothes are also needed. Please drop them off at the
Green House on Saturdays ONLY from 9:00 am to 11:00
am. Please do not leave items on porch as there will be
no one there to receive them. Please call Barbara
McGeachen with any questions 609-448-8399.
For large coat drive donations please call Barbara
before having the drive so that the date of delivery
can be coordinated. The Green House will be
closed Thanksgiving Day weekend. Thank you for
your donations.
Family Pre-Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 6
10:00 - 11:30 am
St. Anthony's gym
Games, craft, and a clown & puppet show by
Rainbow and Mr. T
Admission is free
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for lots of fun as we remember that
"Jesus is the Reason for the Season!"
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Social Justice Corner - November 16, 2014
The Lord said: I think thoughts of peace and not of
affliction. Jeremiah 29:11
We are so fortunate to be in the hands of a loving God.
Why is it that so many of us think of God as one who
punishes or brings calamity on the heads of those who
disobey God's rules? Is it because we feel unworthy?
Is it because it's so difficult for us to forgive ourselves
that we think that God needs to afflict us before offering us forgiveness? In the Lord's Prayer Jesus teaches
us to pray “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us.” Those words suggest
that we have already forgiven ourselves. If we are a
forgiving people we never bring violence on the heads
of anyone, including people we consider enemies. We
bring peace rather than affliction.
“There is no hatred or violence in God. The absolute
allowings of all history should make it clear that God
cannot be violent or punitive, or even in control. The
Divine One did not stop the torturing of the Inquisition or the gas chambers of the Holocaust. God somehow uses death, and our own mistakes, even evil itself,
to bring us all to full life. But God does not punish us
with catastrophes or even stop catastrophes. 'Neither
he nor his parents sinned,' Jesus said, 'he was born
blind that the works of God might be displayed in
him' (John 9:3). God's total commitment to love becomes a total commitment to freedom, which means
God had to give up all enforcement and control. God
is clearly not a policeman. This is a huge price for
God and us to pay, which might well be revealed in
the broken body of Jesus itself. But there is no other
way for God to act, for God is love itself (1John 4:8,
16), which seems to be the only kind of power God
uses now, after the original omnipotence of creation
itself.” The Immortal Diamond by Father Richard Rohr
Lenore Isleib
Social Justice Committee
lrisleib@aol.com
After 9am Mass each Friday, we perform Rosa
Mystica and the Marian Movement for Priests Rosary. If anyone is interested, please join us or contact Judy (609) 443-3573 for more information.
Here’s to Your Health with Sheila Conway
(Consult your Physician before making any changes to your
exercise or diet regimen.)
Myth: Spending hours in front of a computer will wreck
your vision.
Reality: Using the computer doesn't hurt your eyes. After
a while, however, you can start to lose focus due to fatigue or eyestrain, which can lead to brow
pain and headaches. You may also blink less
while working at a computer, making your
eyes dry and irritated. To prevent these
symptoms, take regular breaks from the
computer and look at objects far away. Your
monitor should also be at least 18 inches
away from your face.
Myth: Eating carrots can improve your eyesight.
Reality: So it turns out Mom was right about this one —
carrots are good for your eyes, but they aren’t the only
foods that boast vision superpowers. Carotenoids are
also found in spinach, kale, and other colorful vegetables, such as red, orange, and yellow peppers. Dietary
carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein,
and zeaxanthin, provide a number of health benefits,
including a reduced risk for certain cancers and eye
disease, according to a review article published in 2013
in the journal Nutrients. For example, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are found in parsley and egg yolk, have
been linked to a lower risk for age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Myth: There’s nothing you can do to prevent vision loss.
Reality: When it comes to protecting your vision, you
are not powerless,. Having good health, which includes
controlling blood pressure and diabetes, eating a
healthy diet, and not smoking, will help protect your
eyes. By controlling all these things, you are protecting
your vision now and in the future. If you have diabetes,
careful management is the best way to prevent vision
loss, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Regular physical activity can also keep your
blood sugar levels in check and help protect your vision.
Source: everydayhealth.com/pictures/eye-health-myths/
Christmas Carol Festival
A Christmas Carol Festival, will be held on Thurs,
December 4, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Church of St.
David the King, 1 New Village Road, Princeton
Junction. Sing traditional Christmas carols, and
enjoy a wide array of delicious homemade cookies
and tempting desserts, Wassail, coffee, or
juice. Step back from the hectic pace of the holiday
season, and invite a friend to share this special
evening with you. All are welcome and there is no
cost. Call (609) 275-7111 for further information.
Collections:
11/16/2014
11/23/2014
11/30/2014
12/7/2014
Collection Schedule
First
Weekly
Weekly
Weekly
Weekly
Second
Catholic Schools
Human Development
Social Concerns
Capital Campaign
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Building Fund/Capital Campaign Fund
A big THANK YOU to all those who continue to support
our monthly Building/Capital Campaign Fund by making their generous donations. We continue to pay our
monthly mortgage payments of $8,446.86 and now
have only 11 more payments to make totaling
$92,915.46 and will be paid off in August of 2015.
Along with these important loan payments we continue
to provide the proper maintenance and repairs required
to keep our buildings and grounds in pristine condition,
all the while paying very close attention to costs. We are
proud to say that our maintenance costs have been reduced substantially this year over the previous several.
Over and above the day to day maintenance and repairs
there still are plans for several projects that will require
substantial investments. As noted previously, the parking lot and concrete walks are a concern and will need
to be addressed, along with our sound and computer
system and backup power.
Once the mortgage is paid off it will free up funds that
will enable us to make these necessary improvements,
which is why your continued support of the Building/
Capital Campaign Fund is so important. In the meantime we will continue our current maintenance program
to keep the building and grounds safe and in the best
condition.
The Mass Offering Total for November 9: $15,146.74.
Your donations are important; they help Saint Anthony
of Padua continue the good work in the parish and the
community. Please remember the Parish in your Wills
and in your Estate Planning.
MINISTRIES
Antonian Seniors: St. Anthony of Padua Parishioners 50 years
and older are welcome to join our Senior Club. Please call Angie Cruz 609–448–2511, or come to a meeting.
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Bereavement Ministry: We meet and talk to people in our parish who have experienced losses; we help you find peace of
mind and soul. Please contact the parish office 609-448-0141
x25 or Deacon Mike Scannella 609-448-0141, x28. Let God
begin his work with and in you.
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Helping Hands: Diligent volunteers provide a variety of help for
people in the community.
Contact: Judy Abramovitz 609 443-3573
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King’s Kids is a Children's Liturgy of the Word program held
monthly at the 9 and 10:30 Masses. For information, contact
Joanne and John Tyne. RainbowAndMrT@aol.com
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Knights of Columbus Hightstown We welcome any interested
men of the parish. To learn more please call Rob Walsh 609
509-1718. We are looking to provide more support to the parish .
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Music Ministries - Get involved and share your love of music!
See Quentin Marty after Mass or 609-448-3944; Contemporary Choir Cathy Doyle 609-448-6120,and Spanish Choir:
Nelson Rivera at 609-443-9683
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Prayer Shawl Ministry - Prayer shawls are available at no
charge to ill parishioners, their families or friends. To request a
prayer shawl call Rosemarie Farkas 448-6971 or Rosalie Danek
448-8431. We accept monetary donations. Volunteers are very
much needed! Lessons are available.
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Pro Life Ministry. - The group meets on the 4th Thursday of
each month. For more information, please call Tony Humphreys 609-448-8229. Pregnant? - Need Help? Birthright is
here to help - 49 East Main Street, Freehold NJ 07728; 732462-2888.
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Catholic Annual Appeal
Each year the Bishop seeks the support of all diocese
members to further the work of our ministries. We all
have a vital part in what we do in Christ’s name; we
can all share in what we do with a gift to the Catholic
Annual Appeal. When we make a gift to the appeal, we
follow the command that we are One Family, Our
Family in Christ with every fiber of our lives. This year
St. Anthony of Padua’s share of the goal is $63,000;
pledged to date:: $64,590.00 paid to date:: $57,490.50. I
am always grateful and moved by the level of support
you give to our parish; thank you! May God continue to
bless you and your family.
***The Annual Catholic Appeal in Action***
Why is the Annual Catholic Appeal Important?
Catholic Charities
As a diocese we embrace the call of the Gospel to be
ever-present to the poor and vulnerable. The Annual
Catholic Appeal supports social outreach programs and
in so doing honors the social teaching of the Church for
the benefit and welfare of those less fortunate, struggling
with addiction, and facing unexpected hardships.
Fr. Brizio will be here November 20
Fr. Michael Brizio IMC helps us the last Thursday of
each month for confession or counsel in the church
from 7pm to 8:30pm. If you are interested in an appointment, please let us know in the church office. This
month he will be here November 20th instead of the last
Thursday.
RCIA Ministry - If you are 16 years and over and would like to
become a Catholic, or if you have been baptized but have not
received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation,
please call: Rosemarie Constable 609-448-0974, Steve Pavone
732-446-7661, or Deacon Tom Garvey 609-443-5699.
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Social Concerns – Clothing at Green House The Green House
will receive and distribute gently used, washed and folded
clothing from 9:00am to 11:00am, and Saturdays from 9:00am
to 11:00am are the ONLY days and times we can receive clothing. As always, thank you for your donations and cooperation.
Barbara McGeachen 609-448-8399
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Social Justice Committee - Our committee's mission is to work
to support the rights of the most vulnerable in our society. All
are welcome. For information call Leigh or Lenore Isleib 609448-6470.
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Spiritual Direction- If you are looking for a deeper relationship
with God, or perhaps ‘just want to pray better’ perhaps spiritual direction would help. For more info or to give it a try, contact
Mary Naylor 609-426-6144 or Sandra Lopez 609 506 1010
by appointment.
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Father Michael Brizio IMC will be helping us on the last Thursday of each month for confession or counsel in the Church
from 7pm to 8:30pm.
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GED / ESL – Victor Fernandez 609-468-0304
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For a complete listing of ministries and groups, please visit our
website stanthony-hightstown.net/ministries or call the church
office.
If small children need to visit the restroom or water fountain
during mass, they must be accompanied by an adult. Thank
you for your cooperation!
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Youth Ministry News
Hightstown Borough Free Rabies Clinic
Thursday, December 4
4:30-6:00pm
Hightstown First Aid Squad
168 Bank St.
Hightstown, NJ
Dogs and Cats must be retrained
by either leash or carrier!
Contact the Health Department with any questions:
609 936-8400
Life Teen and Edge Meet Nov. 16th
Theology on Tap
Tuesday November 18, 2014
“From Fear to Faith” with Gary Zimak, Catholic Speaker and Radio
Hosted by Sacred Heart Church, Riverton
7:00pm at Dooney’s Pub
1361 S Fairview St Delran NJ
ATTENTION
High School Students in the Diocese of Trenton
Here’s your chance to Win an Apple Laptop!
“Loving Life Logo Contest 2015”
Contact 609-403-7192 or dgodw@dioceseoftrenton.org
For details or visit www.dioceseoftrenton.org/
respectlifeministry
Save the Date
KUJENGA 2015:
SATURDAY-JANUARY 10, 2015
For more info contact Rudy Gomez: 609.406.7740
Or at dotyouth@dioceseoftrenton.org
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR
HEY KIDS! LAST CHANCE TO JOIN!
The Choir is now practicing for the
Christmas Eve Mass. Boys and Girls age
8 and older are invited to sing. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings
from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the church.
Wed, Nov. 19th, is your last chance to
join. Come sign up at the rehearsal.
Parents are invited to attend. For more information
contact Quentin Marty at 609-448-3944.
DYC 2015:
SUNDAY –MARCH 22, 2015
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL
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XXXIII DOMINGO ORDINARIO (Mateo 25:14-30)
Un mensaje importante para el presente. Debemos tener en
cuenta que estos textos se ubican en el llamado “Discurso
Escatológico” y han propiciado que, con mucha facilidad, se
interpreten como si Mateo estuviera hablando del futuro y
no del presente, del final y no del comienzo. El evangelista ha
colocado un texto sobre la buena marcha de la comunidad
en un discurso escatológico precisamente porque le interesa
dar a entender que lo que dirá a continuación tiene utilidad,
seriedad e importancia para la vida presente. En la cultura
mediterránea cuando algo se desplaza al final es, entre otras
cosas, para enfatizar su seriedad e importancia para la vida
presente.
¿Quién es el servidor fiel prudente? El texto de Mateo aparece profundamente ligado a la parábola de las diez vírgenes, a
la de los talentos y al relato del juicio final. La presentación
de un siervo fiel y prudente y de otro malvado introduce al
lector atento en las actitudes que aparecerán en los textos
posteriores: las diez vírgenes: cinco necios y cinco prudentes;
los servidores a los que les fueron entregados los talentos; el
de cinco y el de dos son catalogados como buenos y fieles, en
cambio el que recibió uno, el que no produjo nada, es presentado como malo perezoso. Por último, se presenta al Hijo
del Hombre separando a las ovejas de los cabritos, los benditos de los malditos. De este modo, parece que solo se puede
resolver la pregunta sobre quien es servidor fiel y prudente a
partir de la parábola de las vírgenes, la de los talentos y del
relato de la venida del Hijo del Hombre.
Pero, ¿Qué significa para Mateo fiel y prudente? El término
fiel aparece, al menos en los evangelios de Mateo y Lucas,
con el significado de ser digno de confianza, cumplidor, responsable. Estamos ante una palabra que enfatiza el desempeño adecuado de alguien, la responsabilidad de estar a la altura de las circunstancias para cumplir lo encomendado. En el
caso del término prudente está detrás el significado de pensar, comprender y ser componente. En Mateo se confirman
estos significados con el matiz de cordura y sensatez en oposición a estupidez de habilidad ante los peligros y de previsión. Fidelidad y prudencia tienen que ver en Mateo, entre
otras cosas con el desempeño competente de una responsabilidad que ha sido confiada.
La parábola de los talentos remarca las características del
ciervo fiel y prudente en la bondad y fidelidad de los dos
siervos que administraron bien los talentos. La capacidad de
aquellos siervos para estar a la altura de las circunstancias
de lo que se les había encomendado los hacía merecedores de
mayor confianza y de participar, cosa sumamente extraordinaria en aquel tiempo y cultura de la alegría (de la vida de la
casa) de su señor. Su acierto estuvo en ser administradores.
El Señor confía en el siervo; sin embargo esto no lo hace dueño de los talentos. Más aun, en la medida en el que el siervo
se comporta como dueño se inutiliza y pone en riesgo lo que
le ha sido confiado. Y es que el ser humano tiene el riesgo,
ante la incapacidad de dar frutos, de buscar pretextos o excusas que a fuerza de enfatizar quiere convertirlas en razones.
Source/LTP Manual para proclamadores de la palabra
Certificados de Bautizo: La información que se encuentre en
la partida de nacimiento, será la que se colocara en los certificados de bautizo. NO SE PODRA HACER NINGUN CAMBIO.
Ya que el documento es legal.
Durante la misa, los niños pequeños deberán estar acompañados por un adulto cuando vayan al baño, o a la fuente
de agua. Gracias por su cooperación.
FORMACION SOBRE LIDERAZGO: La Diócesis de Trenton, invita
a líderes de grupos y ministerios parroquiales al taller de
“Formación sobre Liderazgo” el 22 de
Noviembre, 2014
De 9:00 AM – 3:00PM
En el Gimnasio de la iglesia San Pablo
214 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08540
Predicadores: Andrés y Kathia Arango de la Diócesis de Camden.Se requiere registración previa, antes del
7 de noviembre. El cupo es limitado.
Para más información y registración
Por favor comuníquese con Sandra López al 609-403-7138
slopez@dioceseoftrenton.org
ACCION DE GRACIAS: Para recibir una canasta para el día de
Acción de Gracias, por favor acercarse a la oficina de RISE 116
North Main St. (2do piso) o comunicarse al 609.443.4464. Para
registrarse.
Si alguien está interesado en que la canasta sea entregada en su
casa por favor llamar y dejar su información para hacer los
arreglos necesarios.
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comunicarse con RISE.
Para más información puede comunicarse con Ximena
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CONFESIONES Y CONSEJERIA: El padre Michael Brizzio, estará
ofreciendo los servicios de confesión y dirección espiritual a
parejas el último jueves de cada mes de 7 pm a 8:30 pm en la
Iglesia. Por favor trate de tomar ventaja de esta oportunidad. El
padre habla español.
ADORACION AL SANTISIMO SACRAMENTO: El primer viernes
de 9:30 am a 7:00 pm en la capilla de la Iglesia.
MISA EN ESPANOL TODOS LOS LUNES. A las 7:30 pm, es precedida por el padre Toni, invite a sus amigos a los familiares que
asistan a la Eucaristía.
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Pastor: Rev. Patrick J. McDonnell: 609 448 0141 ext 18
Sacerdote de la misa los lunes: Fr. Toni Ramos
Enlace entre la comunidad Latina y el Pastor: Ximena
Bustamante 609 448 0141 ext. 29
Confesiones al mediodía los domingos: Fr. Pat
Bautizos e Intensiones: Judith Cortez 609 336 7249.
Matrimonios: Padre Miguel Valle 609 924 1743 ext. 119
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Ensayos para Matrimonios Carlos Gavilanes 609 558 1079
Grupo Juvenil: Liz Guzhnay 609 448 0141 ext. 12
Quinceanos: Dinora García 609 802 9783
Grupo de Oración: Patricia Sanabria 609 529 6638
Grupo Mariano: Milton Pinos 908 770 0893
RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) Carmen
Franco 609 655 2878 José Luis Varela 609 977 6558
Servidores del Altar: Jesús Abalos 609 448 7651
Ministerio de Música: Nelson Rivera 609 443 9683
Departamento de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar: Freddy y
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Servicios sociales para la comunidad Latina: David Abalos
609 371 2435
GED / ESL – Victor Fernandez 609 468 0304
Dirección Espiritual para mujeres una vez al mes: Sandra
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