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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
120 Prospect Street, Nutley, New Jersey 07110
February 1, 2015
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rev. Dennis E. Reiff
Rev. Kevin Schott
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Matthew Kunnath
In Residence
Deacon Aldo Antola
Pastoral Associate
Sr. Mary Rose Conforto, MPF
Director of Religious Education
Andrew Cardona
Music Director
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
pray for us.
Mass Schedule
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Saturday Morning: 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: Saturday, 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
Holy Days: As Announced
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Weekdays after the 8 a.m. Mass
Saturday: 4-5 p.m.
Infant of Prague Novena: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Novena: Wednesday
following the 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Masses
First Friday Devotions: 8:30 a.m.
Mission Statement
Our mission as a holy parish is to communicate and to celebrate the life and spirit of Jesus by our
word and actions in order to build a dynamic, loving, caring and outreaching community of faith.
Rectory Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The rectory is closed between
12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays during the
months of July and August.
Rectory Phone Numbers
(973) 667-2580
(973) 661-1623
Fax: (973) 667-0648
Please schedule at least ONE YEAR in advance of your wedding. Pre-Cana and other
instruction sessions are required.
Sacraments of Healing
Please notify the parish office if someone is ill at home.
We request parents attend a Baptism Instruction Session before the birth of their child.
The Sacrament of Baptism is usually celebrated the third Sunday of each month, except
during Lent (when we will not celebrate the sacrament until Easter). All Baptisms are
scheduled in person at the rectory.
Parish Membership
All are welcome to join our Parish Family. Parish policy requires registration to
participate in Baptism, Marriage and Religion Classes. Please notify the office when a
change of address or move occurs.
February 1, 2015 ~ 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayers for Health Reasons
7:30 a.m.
5 p.m.
January 31
Peter Wyer
The Wierciszewski Family
7:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
February 1
Deceased Members of
the Evangelista Family
People of the Parish
Frances Fiorella
Gerard Anthony Rossi
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
February 2
Nancy and Louis Ferraro
Aries Nano, Special Intention
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
February 3
Salvatore and Antoinetta Rotunda
Helen Cecere
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
February 4
Rose La Vista
Jane Kelly
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
February 5
Marie Flores
Wayne Mans
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
February 6
Mary Eimer
Patrick Miller
7:30 a.m.
5 p.m.
February 7
Michael Campbell
Marie Buono
7:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
February 8
Patricia Ann Jones O’Rourke
The Carpenter and Basini Families
Gloria Klima
Edmund Vigilante
Josephine Benimeo, George Berkovich,
Lucy Calvanese, Alicia Cardona, Rudolfo Clavecilla,
Ana Marie de Vera, Peter Del Negro,
Donald and Shirley Di Benedetto, Joshua Di Costanzo,
Richard Dinzes, Grace Fiore, Joan Gabriele,
Connie Garcia, Robert Griffin, Bill Hahn, James Hamilton,
Edward Keane, Barbara Klena, Bootie Intili, Lucille,
Eve McKay, Madeline Micael, Lawrence Miller,
Aries Nano, Jack Nitz, Robert Palmer, Hoyt Peavy,
Maria A. Penaranda, Evelyn Perry, Vincent Petracco,
Isabella Piccininno, Richard Reidy, Albert Reyes,
Jocelyn Reyes, Marie Rispoli, Anne Rotonda,
Stephen Sawruk, Janice Stoyack, Mariana Toledo,
Joan Tomol, James Tressito.
Mass Intentions
Masses are scheduled in person during office hours.
Come to the rectory to:
♦ Schedule a Mass for a loved one (living or deceased).
Offering: Monday-Saturday morning, $10; Saturday,
5 p.m. and Sunday, $15.
♦ Make an offering in honor or in memory of a loved one
for The Living Flame ($10), Bread and Wine ($25), or
Church Flowers ($30).
Baptism Preparation
If you are expectant parents, please arrange to attend our
Baptismal Instruction Program before the birth of your
child. Baptismal Instruction and Baptisms must be scheduled in person, at the rectory. There is a processing fee of
$25. The next Baptism is scheduled for Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m. The next Baptismal Instruction Course
is Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m. Please visit our website
to read guidelines for godparents.
St. Blaise
Tuesday, February 3 is the
Feast of St. Blaise. In celebration of his
feast day, we will bless throats during the 7
and 8 a.m. Masses.
Weekly Collection
Due to inclement weather, our bulletin went to print early.
The collection will be published next week.
As you give to the Lord, may He bless you in return.
The Sanctuary Light honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Our Lord in the Tabernacle is lit this week
in Loving Memory of
Joseph Greco
The Bread and Wine offering this week in Loving Memory of
Christina Mayrer
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Religious Education
~Practice for Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors will
be held in the Church on Wednesday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
~We will celebrate the Sacrament
of Confirmation on Sunday, February 8 during the 12:15 p.m.
Mass. The Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas Donato.
~We celebrate a children’s Mass
every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. All children and parents are encouraged to attend.
Coming Up…
We’ll have Palm Crosses for sale March 7,8,14, and 15.
More to come...
Stewardship Reflections
“Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties.” ~1 Corinthians 7:32
How much anxiety do we bring upon ourselves by constantly worrying about not having enough or attaining
more things? God won’t necessarily give you everything
you want, but He will provide everything you need. Try
this – use the word “pray” instead of the word “worry” in
the future.
Come and See
In response to Pope Francis’ announcement of this special year of
Consecrated Life, we, the Sisters of
St. Lucy Filippini cordially invite you
to join us at the Convent (60 Harrison
St., Nutley) for prayer, to learn about
our Consecrated Life, and enjoy
some light refreshments on Sunday,
February 8 at 2 p.m. Please RSVP no later than
Wednesday, February 4. Please call (732) 277-4594 if
you plan to join us.
Food Pantry
Many people only donate to food pantries at holiday
times, but we want to thank you, for being so consistent
all year round, with your generous giving. No matter what
time of the year it may be, you have never stopped sharing with those less fortunate. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Donations to our Food Pantry consist
of non-perishable foods: such as soups, sauces, pasta,
rice, cereals, dry milk, canned vegetables, as well as toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, etc.) Please
check expiration dates before donating food. If the food is
out of date, kindly discard.
Marriage Encounter Weekend
How about making some time to enrich your Marriage by
attending a Marriage Encounter. It’s a great time to rekindle communication and enjoy a weekend away. For more
information call Mike and Eileen Morgan at (973) 8279606 or email njwwme@peoplepc.com.
A man may smile and bid
you hail yet wish you to the
devil, but when a doggy
wags his tail, you know
he’s on the level.
We have an obligation to share with others, that which
God has given us. Share your time, and talents. Men and
women can become involved in the life of our Parish by
becoming an Altar Server, Catechist, Choir Member,
Lector, and/or Usher. By taking an active role in the liturgical life, and service of the Parish, you can have a wonderful experience. Feel free to fill out the form on page 5
and drop it in the collection basket or call the rectory.
Our Parish Bereavement Support Group will meet on
Wednesday, February 11 from 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. in the
Parish Hall. Our Support Group is open to anyone
(parishioner or non-parishioner) who has suffered the loss
of a friend, relative or a loved one. There is no charge
and reservations are not required. All you need is an
open mind and an open heart. Let us try to help you
through this time of grief.
Word of Life
“The challenge is to make the Church’s
“yes” to Life concrete and effective. The
struggle will be long, and it needs each
one of you. Place your intelligence,
your talents, your enthusiasm, your
compassion and your fortitude at the
service of life!”
~Pope Saint John Paul II, Homily,
World Youth Day, August 15, 1993
The Week Ahead in our Parish
Tuesday, February 3
St. Blaise: Blessing of the Throats, 7 and 8 a.m.
Infant of Prague Novena, 7:30 p.m.
Choir Practice (5:30 p.m. Youth/8 p.m. Adult)
K of C, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4
Confirmation Practice, 7 p.m.
Friday, February 6
First Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, February 8
Confirmation, 12:15 p.m.
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The rectory will be closed on Monday, February 16. Staff will be
unavailable during that time. The 7
a.m. Mass has been omitted that
day. The 8 a.m. Mass will be celebrated as scheduled.
Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for February
Universal: That prisoners, especially the young, may be
able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated
may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
24/7 Helpline for Mothers of
Children with Special Needs
Mom2Mom is a peer-support program for mothers of children with special needs in New Jersey. Directed by the
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–
University Behavioral HealthCare, the confidential program’s focus is on caring for the mental and emotional
health of mothers of children with special needs of all ages. By dialing the Mom2Mom helpline (877-914-MOM2),
callers can: talk to other mothers of children with special
needs who have been trained as peer counselors who
can offer support; gain access to a Resource Database;
and get information on Mom2Mom Support Groups in
their area. Mothers can also access live chat on the website (www.mom2mom.us.com). Spanish speaking peer
counselors are available.
How to Report Abuse
The Archdiocese takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage
anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to
inform us immediately so that we may take appropriate
action to protect others and provide support to victims of
sexual abuse. Individuals who wish to report an allegation
of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at (201) 4073256.
Join Us…
Knights of Columbus
To join, email Michael at KofC6195@verizon.net or call
the rectory. The Knights will be meeting on Tuesday,
February 3 at 8 p.m.
Women’s Auxiliary
The next meeting is on Monday, February 9 (weather
permitting) at 1 p.m.
Adult Handicraft
The next meeting is on March 2 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to join! They meet the first Monday of the month
(except for January and February).
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18.
Ashes will be given at the 7
a.m., 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses. At 12 noon and 3:30 p.m.
there will be Ash Wednesday
services only.
Here are our 2015 Lenten Regulations regarding Fast
and Abstinence:
1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent
are Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3) The other Fridays of Lent are days of
Abstinence. On a day of Fast, only one full meal is
permitted. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are
obliged to fast. On a day of Abstinence, no meat may
be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are
obliged by the law of abstinence.
2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially,” or as a whole, is a serious obligation.
3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may
substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat
some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.
4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter
Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent
(February 22) to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity,
(May 31).
*Canon 920, §1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated
into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of
receiving Communion at least once a
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, we will observe
Stations of the Cross on the
Fridays of Lent at 7 p.m.
Please join us as we recall Jesus’ journey to Calvary.
Honor Roll/Awards
If you know of a student in our parish who has made the
honor roll, please feel free to call the rectory and give us
the child's name to be announced in our bulletin.
Annulment Information Evening
An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. (Our Lady of Sorrows
Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange). A staff member
of the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Newark will provide
basic information about annulments; the requirements for
annulments, and how to begin the process of petitioning
for an annulment. There will be Q and A at the conclusion
of the session. Pre-registration is not necessary. If you
need directions, please call (973) 763-5454.
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Prayers and Devotion
Join Us!
Prayer Group
The OLMC Prayer Group meets
Monday-Friday following the 8 a.m. Mass.
Devotion to Our Lady
of Mount Carmel
Following the Wednesday 7 and 8 a.m.
Masses, we meet for Novena prayers.
An Evening of Music
Featuring Dan Schutte
Composer of favorite songs including Here I Am Lord, City of
God, and Table of Plenty Dan
Schutte will be performing on
Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at
St. Therese of Lisieux Church (120 Monroe St., Creskill,
NJ). Schutte has been composing music for worship for
more than 30 years. He is one of the best-known, most
prolific and influential composers of music for liturgy today. For more information, call (201) 567-2528, ext. 313.
Rosary Society
Our first Rosary Society Meeting will be on
Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the Church.
All women of the parish are welcome to join
The Rosary
Every day, Sunday through Friday
just before the 7 a.m. Sunday before the
7:30 a.m. Mass, Saturday, before the 7:30
a.m. Mass, and before the 5 p.m.
Mass on Saturday.
Infant of Prague Novena
Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
First Friday Devotions
8:30 a.m.
Parish Registration
Our welcome mat is always out. If you enjoy
worshipping at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church,
make us your official Parish by taking a few moments to register. Please complete the information
in the space below and place it in the collection
and we will contact you. You may also download a
registration form on our website. All information is
kept confidential.
Quick Parish Registration Request
I wish to register as a
Parishioner of OLMC
Name: ______________________________
Address: ____________________________
Town: ______________________________
Phone: ______________________________
ˆ New Registration
ˆ Change of Address
ˆ Would you like donation Envelopes? Please
check the box for YES.
Visit our “Catholic Links”
page on our website!
2015 Marriage
Anniversary Masses
We are preparing the annual tradition of honoring those couples in
our Archdiocese who will be celebrating five, twenty-five, and fifty
years of Christian marriage in the
year 2015.These 3 p.m. liturgies will
be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Myers in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:
♦ Sunday, April 19
50 years (All Counties)
♦ Sunday, May 3
25 and 5 years (All Counties)
Registration is required. Call the rectory if you are
Ministry Sign Up Form
Name: _______________________________
Address: _____________________________
Town/Zip: ____________________________
Phone: _______________________________
I am interested in the following Ministry(ies):
Altar Server
Other ____________
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