ST. JOSEPH CHURCH NEWTON, NEW JERSEY Mass Schedule Saturday: Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Daily: 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 O COME LET US ADORE HIM 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 Cenae) 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 him! “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) SAINT JOSEPH NEWTON, NEW JERSEY 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 Office. Baptism First and Third Sundays of the month. For information, please call the Rectory Office. Marriage 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 Columbiettes: 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. RECTORY OFFICE 17 Elm Street Anne Lundgren, Office Manager ...................... 383-1985 [email protected] Website: www.stjosephnewton.org Meet every Monday & Thursday at 12 Noon in the Parish House. SCHOOL OFFICE Pregnancy Assistance Center FAITH FORMATION (Elementary) Parish House Free tests, caring and confidential help call 1-800-395-HELP. 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] SAINT JOSEPH NEWTON, NEW JERSEY 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 STEWARDSHIP 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 READINGS FOR February 8, 2015 Job 7:1-4, 6-7 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 St. Mark 1:29-39 (74) THIS WEEK AT SAINT JOSEPH 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 MINISTRY SCHEDULES 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. SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB 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.’ ADULT FAITH FORMATION SERIES VIII 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 Gospel 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. FIRST THURSDAY RETREATS 2014-2015 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 sacredheartspiritualitycenter.org. AMAZON SMILE You shop. Amazon gives. Please consider using Amazon.com’s philanthropic giving program AmazonSmile for your next online shopping purchase, Amazon will donate money to Catholic Charities at not cost to you. For current Amazon.com shoppers all you need to do is open your web browser and type in www.smile.amazon.com, and using your existing account log in details and choose any of these three Catholic Charities agencies as your preferred charity. Straight & Narrow, Inc. Paterson Department for Persons with Disabilities, Oak Ridge Catholic Family & Community Services, Paterson. If you don’t have an account it is simple to set up, go to www.smile.amazon.com and follow the set-up instructions. Every time you shop Catholic Charities will receive a donation of .5% of your eligible purchases.
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