Rosary Altar Society (Hall)

SAINT CATHARINE OF SIENA
SEASIDE PARK, NJ
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
WEEKLY COLLECTIONS:
1st Collection January 31 & February 1, 2015 = $4,891.11
2nd Collection January 31 & February 1, 2015 = $1,781.77
Sent to Diocese - Conservation of Faith = $335.00
MON 2/9
8:00 am
† Maureen Cunningham
Lindsay Palmer Kohn &
Clair Palmer Harmon
Families
TUES 2/10
8:00 am
† Mr & Mrs. Carmine
Barrone
Anne Patente
WED 2/11
8:00 am
† Nick & Marie Alterizio
Donna & Margaret
Alterizio
THUR 2/12
8:00 am
† Marguerite Meyer
Meyer Family
FRI 2/13
8:00 am
† Anna Matusiak
Carol Martowlis
SAT 2/14
4:30 pm
† Rose & Salvatore
Strafaci
Daughter, Michele
SUN 2/15
8:00 am
† Rocco Battista
Angelo & Loretta Battista
† Peter LoPresti
Denise & Bernie
Hemmerling
Parishioners
9:30 am
11:00 am
Erin Brenner, Margaret O’Hagen,
Christine Maggio, Kim Rathsack,
Ana Vargas, Paul Wroblewski,
Jennifer Husar, Terry Farley,
Dolores Miller, & Joshua Thomas
MONTHLY:
Rosary Altar Society (Hall) – 1st Sunday @ noon
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Kolbe Room) - 3rd Thursday
@ 6:30pm
K of C (Hall) - 1st Tuesday @ 7pm
WEEKLY:
Prayer Group (Church) – Thurs. after 12:15pm Mass
Adult Choir (Church) – Saturday @ 3:00pm
Children’s Choir (Church) - Sunday following the
9:30am Mass
Legion of Mary (Kolbe Room) – Thursdays, 10:30am
Sanctuary Candle burns this week to the
GLORY AND HONOR OF ALMIGHTY
GOD in memory of
A great trip to Resorts Casino
sponsored by the Rosary Altar
Society on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
Cost is $25.00 and rebate is $25. For
reservations call [email protected] 732-929-2690
The Doran and Stokes Families
Requested by
Family
TAX TIME
THANKS FOR THE MANY DONATIONS TO
“SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY” SPONSORED BY THE
CONFIRMATION CLASS.
A CHECK FOR $1,069.11 WAS SENT TO OCEAN
COUNTY HUNGER RELIEF TO HELP FAMILIES IN
OUR COMMUNITY.
X
If you would like a statement of your
2014 contributions for your tax
return, please place a large X on the
front of your church envelope or
email your request to [email protected]
and one will be mailed out to you.
Is
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Minister Schedule
February 14 & 15, 2015
SAVE THE DATE!
ST. CATHARINES PASTORAL COUNCIL
4:30pm
8:00am
9:30am
11:00am
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
C/J Tweed
P Karnatski
L Raniero
C Martowlis
S Myers
J Moyse
B McCarthy
R/M Carroll
J DelGuercio
J Stokes
L Smith
J Sharkey
E Cosentino
A Freda
S Maday
T Reynolds
E Ciliento
A Vahey
M Kulzy
ALTAR SERVERS
F Tortoriello
J Roselli
L/M Salt
L Zurawski
E Beaudry
R Malinowski
MARCH 14, 2015
HELP SUPPORT HARBOR HOUSE - A SAFE HAVEN
LECTORS
S McCarthy
ST. PATRICK’S DINNER
DANCE
G/R Armstrong
February 11 - Classes in Session
February 17 - Mardi Gras 6:30—8:00pm
February 18 - Ash Wednesday
Classes not in Session
February 25 - Classes in Session
March 4 - Classes in Session
including Confirmation Class
The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
It’s that time of year!
“The Annual Catholic Appeal”.
Next weekend at all of our Masses, pledge
cards and pencils will be in our pews, and
Fr. John will show the annual video highlighting some of the
good works that are done with the monies collected.
Perhaps you already received an ACA brochure and pledge
card in the mail. Please be as generous as your means
permit. Together we can make a real and lasting difference
in the lives of our brothers and sisters.
“Do everything for the glory of God.”
Your vocation is the call to give glory to God in your very
being. Is God calling you to the priesthood or consecrated
life? Call the Conventual Franciscan Vocation Office at
718-510-5822 or e-mail [email protected]
Harbor House, an agency
that helps homeless and
runaway youth, invites bike
riders and SAG (Support &
Gear) volunteers to join the
2015 Ride for New
Beginnings, a 5-day,
400-mile bike ride June 24 through 28 (3-day option
also available). The fully supported ride will go along
coastal NJ to Chincoteague, VA, and back.
For registration and more information please
see http://oceansharborhouse.org/bike-tour/.
Old Blessed Palm
Lent begins on
Wednesday, February 18th. In
preparation for Ash Wednesday, we
invite parishioners to bring any old
blessed palm you may have to church to be burned.
For the next few weeks before Lent, please place any
old palm you may have into the basket in the
sanctuary.
Lent, a Time to Prepare
For Separated and Divorced
Offered by Healing Hearts
A Lenten reflection that can be a source of spiritual renewal;
one that can help the separated or divorced person toward
healing by seeing his or her suffering mirrored in Jesus’
suffering. We will be using the Sunday readings. The evenings
will offer an opportunity for stillness and quiet reflection; for
integrating thoughts, feelings, and prayer in the struggle
through transition and change. The sessions will be held on
Thursdays starting February 19th through March 26th from 7
PM – 9 PM at the St. Veronica’s Church, ACTS Office located in
the rectory basement (front of rectory downstairs), 4215 Route
9, Howell, NJ. Contact Maria at 732-363-5698 or email
[email protected] Bring a friend.
SAINT CATHARINE OF SIENA
SEASIDE PARK, NJ
OFFERINGS FROM STELLA MARIS RETREAT CENTER
981 OCEAN AVE., LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740
LENTEN PRAYER AND FAITH-SHARING GROUP
Joyce Rupp’s Open the Door: A Journey to the True Self
February 19 – March 26, 2015
Six consecutive Thursdays
9:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $60
(includes book & refreshments)
Using Joyce Rupp’s book Open the Door, A Journey to the
True Self, we will explore her “rich image of the door as an
invitation to growth and awareness. Readers will discover
that there is seemingly no end to the insights that the image
of the door can yield and that opening the door of the heart
reveals the vast treasure of who we are and how the sacred
is present within us.”
Guided by facilitators, the Thursday weekly sessions are
conducted in a small group format with time allotted both for
group sharing and quiet prayer on the beautiful grounds of
Stella Maris. Participants are encouraged to spend time daily
in prayer and reflection, reading the book, attending the
weekly gathering, journaling and sharing the fruits of their
prayer experience with others. Give yourself a gift this Lent!
Join us!
Visit www.stellamarisretreatcenter.com for full program description.
To register or for more information call 732-229-0602 or
E-mail: [email protected]
MARDI GRAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
It has become a tradition here
at St. Catharine’s for the
Confirmation Class to hold a Mardi Gras
celebration for the children of the parish.
There will be games and refreshments in the
Parish Hall on Tuesday, February 17th from
6:30 –8:00pm. The cost is 10 cents per game.
In many countries the Lenten fast was very
extreme. No animal products were used
anytime after Ash Wednesday. As there was
no refrigeration, all food had to be
consumed before the fast began. So on the
day before Ash Wednesday, neighbors got
together to feast and celebrate before the
seriousness of Lent. Please come help us
celebrate “Fat Tuesday”.
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
The World Meeting of Families is
the world’s largest Catholic
gathering of families. It is held
every three years and sponsored
by the Holy See’s Pontifical
Council for the Family. A theme is chosen that
energizes and enlivens the event while adding
great depth of meaning to our understanding of
families. The theme of the World Meeting of
Families ~ Philadelphia 2015 is “Love is Our
Mission: The Family Fully Alive”, emphasizing
the impact of the love and life of families on our
society. Since its inception by St. John Paul II in
1994, the World Meeting of Families has
strengthened the sacred bonds of families across
the globe.
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will be present to
conclude the World Meeting of Families. It is
likely that the Pope will arrive for a public
welcome on the evening of Sept. 25th and end
his visit with a public Mass celebrated on the
Parkway on Sunday, Sept. 27th.
Get more information on the World
Meeting of Families and the Pope’s visit at
www.worldmeeting2015.org
Here you’ll find a schedule of events, ways to
volunteer, places to stay, and things to do. You
can sign up for email alerts, the Facebook page,
and follow on Twitter.
6-Week Soup & Scripture Study
Jesus’ miracles were signs of God’s love and
compassion and drew people to faith in him. He
continues to work miracles today as he did
2,000 years ago. This Scripture study includes
the full Scripture text of a miracle performed by
Jesus, a short commentary, and questions for
delving deeper and applying it to daily life.
Join us as we break bread and Scripture
together during one of the year’s most
important Liturgical Seasons, Lent.
$11 to register; after 2-16, $16. All are welcome!
Sacred Heart Parish & Hall
751 Main Street
Bay Head
For further info please contact Dawn
[email protected] or (732) 899-1398
Fridays, February 20th, 27th, March 6,
13, 20 & 27th