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Mass Schedule
Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
8:00, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday
8:00 a.m.
Wednesday & Friday
12:05 p.m.
Holy Days:
To be announced
Misas en Espanol:
Segundo y tercer
lunes de cada mes a
las 7:00 p.m.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Friday, February 6, 2015
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be at 12:30 pm, followed by Adoration and conclude with Benediction
at 3:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Twelve Reasons From The Teachings Of The Church For Wanting To Spend One Hour With Jesus
In The Blessed Sacrament.
1. You are greatly needed!
“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic adoration.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae
2. This is a personal invitation to you from Jesus.
“Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae)
3. Jesus is counting on you because the Eucharist is the center of life.
“Every member of the Church must be vigilant in seeing that the sacrament of love shall be at the center
of the life of the people of God so that through all the manifestations of worship due him shall be given
back ‘love for love’ and truly become the life of our souls.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
4. Your hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will repair for evils of the world and bring about peace on earth.
“Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils
of the world. Let your adoration never cease.” (Pope John Paul II, Dominicai Cenae)
5. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to
“Christ is reserved in our churches as the spiritual center of the heart of the community, the universal
Church and all humanity, since within the veil of the species, Christ is contained, the invisible heart of the
Church, the Redeemer of the world, the center of all hearts, by him all things are and of whom we
exist.” (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei)
6. Jesus wants you to do more than to go to Mass on Sunday.
“Our communal worship at Mass must go together with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic
adoration in order that our love may be complete.” (Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of Man)
7. You grow spiritually with each moment you spend with Jesus!
“Our essential commitment in life is to preserve and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and
Eucharistic piety and to grow spiritually in the climate of the Holy Eucharist.” (Pope John Paul II,
Redeemer of Man)
8. The best time you spend on earth is with Jesus, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament!
“How great is the value of conversation with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, for there is nothing more
consoling on earth, nothing more efficacious for advancing along the road of holiness!” (Pope Paul VI,
Mysterium Fidei)
9. Just as you can’t be exposed to the sun without receiving its rays, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the
Blessed Sacrament without receiving the divine rays of his grace, his love, his peace.
“Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, he is in our midst. He dwells with us
full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, strengthens the
weak.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome him, but he remains hidden in the Sacred
Host under the appearance of bread, because he is calling us to faith, that we many come to him in humility.
“The Blessed Sacrament is the ‘Living Heart’ of each of our churches and it is our very sweet duty to
honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, whom they cannot see.” (Pope
Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)
11. With transforming mercy, Jesus makes our heart one with his.
“He proposes his own example to those who come to him, that all may learn to be like himself, gentle and
humble of heart, and to seek not their own interest but those of God.” (Pope Paul VI, Mysterium Fidei)
12. If the Pope himself would give you a special invitation to visit him in the Vatican, this honor would be nothing in
comparison to the honor and dignity that Jesus himself bestows upon you with the invitation of spending one
hour with him in the Blessed Sacrament.
“The divine Eucharist bestows upon the Christian people the incomparable dignity.” (Pope Paul VI,
Mysterium Fidei)
February 1, 2015
Served by:
Rev. Brian Sullivan, Pastor
Rev. Angelus Croce, Weekend Assistant
Rev. Carl Chudy, Weekend Assistant
Rev. Msgr. James O’Rorke, Weekend Assistant
Rev. Edward Davey, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Gerald Hanifan
Deacon Al Kucinski
Deacon Tom Zayac
Trustees, Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek
Mrs. Kelly Dachisen, Director of Music Ministry
Anointing of the Sick
Anyone preparing for surgery, the elderly, the chronically
ill, should receive this sacrament. It is usually celebrated
at a weekday Mass, or at home. Please call the Rectory
First and Third Sundays of the month. For information,
please call the Rectory Office.
Arrangements should be made at least one year in
advance. Contact the Rectory Office.
Reconciliation (Confessions)
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. or anytime by appointment
Ongoing Formation
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A) is the
process by which adults (and children who have reached
the age of reason) are prepared to receive the
sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
If you or someone you know would like to inquire about
becoming a Catholic, or receive their Sacraments, please
call Deacon Tom & Joanne Zayac at 973-300-4758.
Ministries and Organizations
Adult Enrichment—Anne Lundgren
Art & Environment—Maureen Dugan
Altar Servers—Fr. Brian
Bereavement—Linda Flynn
Church Linens—Susan Bodnar
Rosemary Hoffmann 973-300-5325
Eucharistic Ministers—Carol Sussmann
Finance—Michael O’Connor
Food Pantry—Sarah Samanns
Hospitality—Ed & Barbara Drelich,
Anne Savacool
Knights of Columbus
Robert Barcelona, Grand Knight 973-383-3191
Legion of Mary—Louise Crann 973-383-3802
Liturgy of the Word with Children
Patty Savacool
Martha Ministry—Marion Kimble
Migrant Ministry—Rosemary DeCostanzo
Pre-Cana—Clare & Jim Vnenchak
Readers—Fr. Brian
Respect Life Committee
Mr. & Mrs. Edward & Barbara Drelich—383-4625
Social Activities—Anne Savacool 973-383-4560
Social Outreach-Caring Group
Sarah Samanns 973-940-0223
Squires—Gary Carlson—973-579-6977
Squirettes—Miriam Montagne—201-230-1373
Thrift Shop 973-383-6816
Thursday & Friday 10 am to 4 pm,
Saturday 9:30am to 12:30 pm
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday of the month from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Miraculous Medal Novena: Monday after the 8:00
a.m. Mass
Friends of Bill W.
17 Elm Street
Anne Lundgren, Office Manager ...................... 383-1985
[email protected]
Meet every Monday & Thursday at 12 Noon in the Parish
Pregnancy Assistance Center
FAITH FORMATION (Elementary) Parish House
Free tests, caring and confidential help call
Post Abortion Healing and Reconciliation:
Project Rachel 973-777-8818 ext. 269
Email: [email protected]
Adoption Services:
[email protected]
20 Jefferson Street
Mrs. Patricia A. Klebez, Principal ..................... 383-2909
Ms. Deborah Henegan, Coordinator of Rel. Ed
383-8413, [email protected]
FAITH FORMATION (High School) Parish House
Mr. & Mrs. Edward & Sarah Samanns, Directors 940-0223
[email protected]
Saturday, January 31
5:00 p.m.
John J. & Lillian Bopp Sr.
Special Intention
Sunday, February 1—Fourth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Carl Wilson
Francis & Stella Covel
Bob Whitmore
Tyrone Barnes
Elizabeth Hayek
William Magan
John McCaffrey
Monday, February 2—The Presentation of
the Lord
8:00 a.m.
Thomas J. Clarke
Tuesday, February 3
8:00 a.m.
Int. of Deacon Al Kucinski
Wednesday, February 4
12:05 p.m.
Celeste Bosi
Friday, February 6—Saint Paul Miki and
Companions, Martyrs
12:05 p.m.
Saturday, February 7
5:00 p.m.
John McCaffrey
Claire Yawit
Sunday, February 8—Fifth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Carl Wilson
Jennie Capra
Elizabeth Hayek
Marie Kessler
Ann Hardy
Armando Nunez
Patricia & Michael Ryan
In a Christian sense, a steward is the manager of the
affairs of God on earth. Everything we have, time,
talent, and treasures are given to us by God. Our
offering (weekly contribution) is a symbolic act. Our
money makes it possible for the Church to pay its bills
and carry out its mission in Christ’s name.
Sunday, January 25, 2015—$7,839
St. Joseph Regional School—$4,200
Next week there will be two collections. God bless
your generosity!
February 1, 2015
February 8, 2015
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
St. Mark 1:29-39 (74)
Monday, February 2
Friends of Bill—12:00—Parish House
Rel. Ed. Class—4:05-5:20—School & Parish House
Re. Ed. Class—6:50-8:05—School
Columbiettes—7:00pm—Community Center
Tuesday, February 3
Rel. Ed. Class—4:05-5:20 pm—School
Legion of Mary—1-2 pm—Parish House
Sr. Theresa—7-9 pm—Community Center
Wednesday, February 4
R.C.I.A.—6-9 pm—Parish House
Basketball —5-9 pm—Community Center
Thursday, February 5
Friends of Bill—12:00—Parish House
Basketball—5-9 pm—Community Center
K of C—7:30—Parish House
Friday, February 6
Basketball—5-9 pm—Community Center
Saturday, February 7
Basketball—8-2 pm—Community Center
Sunday, February 8
Confirmation Class
Baptism Class—2:00—Parish House
Squirettes—3:00-5:30 pm—Community Center
Squires/Scouts—7-9 pm—Parish House
MASS WINE & HOSTS… for the
week of February 1st are
offered in memory of Maud and
John Goettisheim requested by
Maud Rowan.
The following people have
asked for our prayers:
Karen Morrison, Rosemary Woodring,
Deacon Al Kucinski, Kerri Knight, Pat
Fitzpatrick, Dan Coranoto, Nancy Huff,
Ken Sussmann, Janet McGurrin, Dolores Bush, Mary
Benziger, Edna Fetchko and Nancy Pyne Bliestat.
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
We are preparing the new schedule for March,
April and May for Eucharistic Ministers,
Readers and Altar Servers. Please call the
office by February 4 with any changes or days
you are unavailable during those months.
Do you know the
Serenity Prayer? Have
you prayed it everyday
or is it just an
inspirational saying that you have seen on a plaque
in a card store? Have you ever considered it as a
way to find peace and happiness while growing
closer to God?
Please join us in reading: “The Way of Serenity” by
Father Jonathan Morris. Father Morris is a
Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York, an
analyst for Fox News Channel, Program director
for “The Catholic Channel” on Sirius XM Radio and
in campus ministry at Columbia University. By
‘unpacking the prayer phrase by phrase, Father
Jonathan shows how we can gain a deeper spiritual
understanding by practicing its message.’
Sr. Theresa Kelly will present the remaining
four sessions on Living & Proclaiming the Joy of
the Gospel.
All presentations will be in the
Community Center on Tuesday evenings from 7-9
pm except the last session which will be
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 from 7-9 pm. All
interested adults are welcome to attend.
February 3: The Many Ways of Proclaiming the
February 10: The Social Dimension of
Evangelization—part 1
February 17: The Social Dimension of
Evangelization—part 2
February 26: Spirit-Filled Evangelizers
All participants should bring a Bible to all
the sessions. There is no fee for this course, but
participants must register in advance so that the
necessary materials can be prepared. There are
registration forms in the back of church.
The Franciscans are coming!
Franciscan Fr. Kevin Cronin will conduct our
parish mission the week of March 2nd to March
4th. The mission will consist of a noon Mass and
an evening prayer service, both about one in
length. You can “make the mission” either by
coming for the Mass or in the evening or both if
you would like. Fr. Kevin was here for the
mission in 2011 and we are very pleased to have
him coming back this year.
Sacred Heart Spirituality Center will continue their
regular First Thursday Retreats for 2014-2015 on
Thursday, February 5, 2015. The February Theme is:
“Gospel-Centered Living” The theme for the year is
taken from the letter of Pope Francis: “The Joy of the
Gospel.” One aspect of this theme will be developed
each month. Please call 973-383-2620 or email
[email protected] for more information.
Information is also available on the website at
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