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February 17th, 2002

First Sunday of Lent


Schedule of Masses Week of  February  18th -24th, 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon. Feb. 18th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish


9 A.M.

Panfilo Volpe

Concetta, Frank & Joseph Volpe

Tues. Feb. 19th 

7 A.M.

Liv. Joseph Ferraro

Mother Agnes



Anthony DeLuise


Wed. Feb. 20th


Eugene & Mildred Salati

Salati Family



Robert Wojciechowicz

Mother & Sister


7 PM

Anne Burke

Burke Family

Thurs. Feb. 21st


Frank Tango

Tommasina Tango



Liv Pat Roda

Frances Muzikar

Fri. Feb. 22nd


Edmund Hannon

Dolan Family



Dec. Members of the Fisher Family

Teresa Offerman

Sat. Feb. 23rd

9 A.M.

Doglas J. O'Neill

Debra & Denise Pisani


6 P.M.

Special Thanksgiving

Lourdes Chua & Family



Special Intention


Sun. Feb. 24th


Edmund Hannon

Dottie Mlynarski



Peter Lypen

Marge & Steve Lypen



Anthony DeLuise

Wife Delores


12 Noon


Hogan Family


Sanctuary Gifts February 17th-23rd,  2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Michael Richard Hartnett

Denise & Debra Pisani

Altar Bread

Rae Truppi

Debbie Bagnato & Family

Sanctuary Lamp

Joan Mosher

Debbie Bagnato & Family

Altar Candles

Michael Hartnett

Debbie Bagnato & Family

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill

People will remain on sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:
Bridget Burke, Diane Dairo, Meghan Smith, Dorothy Ensmenger, Barbara Scocco, and Angelica Krajnik.

Vocation reflections

Satan tempted Jesus as he fasted in the desert. Jesus did not give in to temptation, but responded that “the Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.” God calls men and women to serve him as Priests, Religious and Deacons. Is this the life God calls you to live?

 If you feel this call, “inquire within” and Please contact the Vocations Office the Vocations Office at (973) 497-4365 or by E-mail at Or visit our web site at

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What temptations lure us from the path of discipleship? Possessions? Pride? Power? Oh Lord, create for us a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within us.

February 2002
February 9/10                           $5,668.
Month’s Total                         $11,795. 
Month’s Average                      $5,897.
Mailed in                                    $147.

We thank you!

Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘02 Monthly Avg.
January   $6,957.                $5,657.

February $6,070

  Every Tuesday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church from 3PM to 4PM. It is an hour of prayer for the priests and religious men and women of the church. Prayers are also said for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We invite you to come and spend time with the Lord for these intentions and for your personal requests. The Holy Hour closes with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. If you cannot join us in church, we ask you to join us from a quiet spot in your home and pray with us, asking the Lord to guide and protect our priests. 

During the Lenten Season there will be Stations of the Cross in Church on Fridays at 1 P.M. and 7 P.M. beginning February 15th and ending March 22nd. 

Bible Study

    Every third Friday of the month, Father Jose Parcon and the Bible Study group meet in Parish Center #3 at 7p.m..  Please feel free to join them.  The next meeting will be on Friday, February 15th.

Liturgy Meeting Change!!
The Liturgy Meeting to be held this month has been changed and will be held on Tuesday, February 19th!!

Father Vic’s Anniversary Celebration
Enclosed in this week’s bulletin you will find an invitation to Father Vic’s 25th Anniversary Mass being held on Sunday, May 19th at 4 p.m. More details about this celebration will be in next week’s bulletin. Looking forward to sharing and celebrating this event with you!

A Souper Bowl Thank You
Kelly Ann Lillis wishes to thank all who participated in this year’s Souper Bowl Sunday on February 3rd! Due to the generosity of our parishioners, we have donated $850 to St. Lucy’s Homeless Shelter in Jersey City. She also wishes to thank those who helped her collect the donations.

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MONDAY Lv 19:1-2,11-18 Ps 19:8-10,15 Mt 25:31-46 
TUES. Is 55:10-11 Ps 34:4-7,16-19 Mt 6:7-15
WED. Jon 3:1-10 Ps 51:3-4,12-13,18-19 Lk 11:29-32
THURS. Est C:12,14-16,23-25 Ps 138:1-3,7c-8 Mt 7:7-12
FRIDAY 1 Pt 5:1-4 Ps 23:1-6 Mt 16:13-19
SATURDAY Dt 26:16-19 Ps 119:1-2,4-5,7-8 Mt 5:43-48
NEXT SUNDAY - SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - Gn 12:1-4a Ps 33:4-5,18-20,22 2 Tm 1:8b-10 Mt 17:1-9 

* Confirmation Parents - There was a regular meeting and two make-up meetings to begin your child’s preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Material was given out at this meeting which is due on February 17th. If you haven’t attended any of these meetings, it is your responsibility to call in and make arrangements to sign up your child and get materials needed or your child will not be part of this preparation.
* Our Parish children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday, February 23rd at 11 a.m. Please keep them in your prayers.
* NO CLASS on Sunday, February 17th due to President’s Day.
* Penance Practice - February 20th and 21st from 3-4:30 p.m. in Church. Please pick your child up on time.
* Sponsors’ meeting Sunday, February 24th at 1 p.m. in Parish Center #3. All sponsors MUST be present. Candidates are welcome to attend but not necessary.
* Teachers’ meeting Sunday, February 24th in Parish Center #3 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
The Archdiocese of Newark is once again holding their Wedding Anniversary Masses at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as follows:
5th & 25th Wedding Anniversary
April 7, 2002 at 4:30 p.m.
50th Wedding Anniversary
April 14, 2002 at 4:30 p.m.
* Deadline for April 7 reservations: March 27th * Deadline for April 14 reservations: April 3rd Please go to rectory to fill out form. There is no fee involved. 

$100 Raffle
On Saturday, March 2nd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Marist High School in Bayonne will host its Eighth Annual $100 Raffle. The raffle will be drawn at a Dinner/Cocktail Party that evening. Each ticket entitles two people to be present at this event.
The raffle is limited to 300 tickets. If all 300 tickets are sold, Marist will give away $15,000 in prizes. The first prize, the last ticket drawn for the evening, will be worth $10,000; and there will be ten $500 prizes. The first ticket drawn is $500 and then every fiftieth number drawn, another $500 will be given.
If all 300 tickets are not sold, then 33 1/3% of the gross receipts will constitute the top prize and the 10 other prizes will constitute 16 2/3% of the gross receipts.
Only 300 tickets will be sold. Don’t delay, purchase your ticket now. Proceeds from this event will enable Marist to enhance their academic and 


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Annual Mass & Brunch
The annual Mass and Brunch of the Academy of Saint Aloysius Alumnae Association will be held on Sunday, April 7th. Mass will be offered at 10:30 a.m. in the Xavier Center Chapel on the grounds of the College of Saint Elizabeth; brunch will follow at 12 Noon in the Madison Hotel, Convent Station. Tickets are $35. Reservations close on March 30th. For further information, please contact Margaret O’Neill at 201-451-1389.

More School News...
Mrs. Bartram, principal of St. Anne’s School, recently received a letter from the Grand Knight of The Knights of Columbus. In November 2001, The Knights of Columbus Council 6209 in Union City invited St. Anne’s School to participate in an Essay Contest sponsored by Santa Rosa de Lima. Because of the quality of these essays, the Council has decided to award a plaque to specific students at the Annual Fraternity Banquet on April 27th. These students will receive by mail a special invitation for them and their families to attend this Banquet. The students in mention are:
Gertrude Figueroa (age 14) Name of Essay: “Gift of the Spirit”
Marciano Y. Figueroa (age 13) Name of Essay: “Right Judgement”
Audrey Pungot (age 13) Name of Essay: “God Given Gifts” 
Congratulations on a job well done!!

2002 Lenten Regulations

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.
    - On a day of Fast, only one (1) 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    17, 2002 to the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, May 26, 2002.
* 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 year.

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St. Anne’s School celebrated the 100th day of school on February 5th. Students prepared for this special day by participating in various class activities. Everyone did a wonderful job of making the day meaningful.
Grade 8 raised $100 for St. Joseph’s School For The Blind
Grade 7 raised $100 for Mother Teresa’s Charity
Grade 6 collected 400 quarters for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Grade 5A raised $415 for Hudson Hospice
Grade 5B raised $173 for Holy Childhood
Grade 4 sent 100 cards and posters to the volunteers at Ground Zero
Grade 3A-3B collected $200 for N.Y. State Relief Fund
Grade 2A collected 100 quarters for St. Jude’s Hospital
Grade 2B collected 100 quarters for the missions
Grade 1A completed 100 acts of kindness
Grade 1B collected $25 for the St. Anne’s Food Pantry
Grade KA drew stories from “The Wolf and Chicken Stew”
Grade KB pasted 100 objects on their charts
Pre-K created an array of objects, each composed of 100 pieces
We are very proud of all the efforts made by the students and teachers here at St. Anne’s. They have reached out to help those in need, both in our community and beyond. 
Mrs. M. Bartram, Principal

  Hats Off.... !!!!!
To Ms. Denise Pisani’s first grade class for collecting over 2500 pennies for the Food Pantry so we can buy more canned goods. Each of her students brought in 100 pennies (wrapped up very nicely) in celebration of being in school for 100 days. “Hats off” to our future Stewards of St. Anne’s Church. We are so proud of them for thinking of others less fortunate than them. Thank you again!!!

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Saint Anne’s Holy Name Society Members Salute Its Patrons And Supporters Of Our 
Family Communion Breakfast

Saint Anthony Club
Blacker Family
Burke Family
Calhoun Family
Anthony Cozzolino
Cutola Family
Alfred Dentale
Thomas & Marie Dolan
Gloria Engelhardt
Anna Evangelista
Anthony Evangelista
Paul Evangelista
Anna Evangelista- Buchsbaum
Evelyn & Arthur Fabian
Betty Fallon
Ferris Family
Warren & Helen Ferris
Jack Flynn
Friend *****
Hogan Family
Guy Family
Robert Kane
Charles & Agnes Kaufman
Frank Keenan
Ann Komorowski
Elizabeth Krohn
John Krohn
Lynn Krohn
Steven Krohn
Jack Lanigan
Theresa Lattanzi
Harold Lenahan
Ronald Lenahan
Michael Maffei
Nancy McGrath
Dolores & Frank McNamara
Teresa & Tom Mulkeen
Jim & Barbra Murtha
Joan & Bob Murtha
Kathy Murtha-Brancaccio
Linda Murtha-Chiarelli
Tom & Stephanie Murtha
Frances Muzikar
Jackie O'Donnell
Mary Rita Rinyak
Nancy & Jim Sekelski
Frances Spazian
Staranka Family
Marie Starz
Angelo & Dorothy Stracquatanio
Charles & Joan Thompson
Carl Valere
Pat Verbist
Wetzel Family
Alfred & Jaclyn Zampella
Dorothy Zyskowska

In Memory of
Dorothy Anderson
Calhoun Family
Ferris Family
Deceased Members of 
the Holy Name Society
Lenahan Family
Frank Tango
Angelo Tomeo
Wright Family

Saint Joseph Club
Diane & Rick Amaya
Ed Anderson
James & Mildred Bombich
Claire Bryant
Joseph & Theresa Callandrillo
Sebastian Plasencia Cohan
Corallo Family
Evelyn & Arthur Fabian
Betty Fallon
Jim Fisher
Otto & Mary Genoni
Mary Hannon
Hudson County H.N.S. Federation
Frank Keenan

Theresa Lattanzi
Legion of Mary
Melinda Matzek
Harold Lenahan
Ronald Lenahan
Maroney Family
O.L.O. Guadalupe Society
Mary Rita Rinyak
Schaeffler Family
Frances Spazian
Staranka Family
Marie Starz
Angelo & Dorothy Stracquatanio

Lucy Valere
Ernie Wicklund
Stephen & Lorraine Zadroga
Helen Zampella
In Memory of
Andrew J. Bellucci

Members of the Holy Name Society acknowledge their thanks, appreciation and gratitude for the support of our patrons, teachers and families of our CCD program, parishioners and friends who helped make our Family Communion Breakfast a success.

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Personal Meditation 

February 17th, 2002

Advertisers would have us believe that life is to be lived without limitations or restraint. After all, we only go around once! Today's readings discuss life and death, the reality of coping with limitations. They powerfully urge that a life without limits is not a genuine life.
The author of the Garden of Eden account shows us that limitation is a fact of life, indeed the condition for living. To live to the fullest means to exercise freedom by accepting restraints. To be fully alive means to opt for good in the face of evil. The dilemma of the couple in the garden (and of every human) is to accept full life by acknowledging the limits necessary to our authentic existence.
In his Letter to the Romans, Paul comments on the garden story against the background of the life and death of Jesus. Paul understands sin as the tremendous power unleashed upon the world from the time of the first sin. Death for Paul is deprivation of community with God, making authentic living impossible. Life is intimacy with God and the fullness of existence. Jesus accepted the limitations of death on a cross and so humankind has the opportunity to be fully alive.
The gospel presents Satan's three temptations of Jesus. The Messiah will not accept the popular notion that he should be a temporal, political ruler. He realizes full well that God's plan for the kingdom involves limitations. The kingdom will be realized through a different form of power.
Temptations abound in our living. We are urged to reject limitations in the matter of our neighbor's spouse or reputation or money. We are tempted to exceed the limits of justice in accepting racism and prejudice. The authors of today's Scriptures tell us to make resisting temptation the raw material for genuine existence. They tell us: Promote life, accept limits.
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Mt 4:1-11
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread." But he answered, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, 'He will command his angels concerning you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! for it is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'" Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him. Psalm 143:11 God’s Faithful Help in Difficulty
In 1968, Rory Bailey was a twenty-one-year-old army private newly arrived in Vietnam. Shortly afterward, his unit was engaged in combat. Bailey remembers only searing pain and then darkness.
The battle left Bailey horribly disfigured. While in the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam, he was known as “the man without a face.” He lost his nose and lower jaw and had only a fragment of a tongue. Initially, he could not chew and had to survive on a liquid diet. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent reconstructing his face.
But even after two hundred operations, Rory Bailey attracts stares. His face is dignified but mask like. The destruction of all facial muscles has left him unable to move his cheeks or eyelids. Fortunately, he can move his lower jaw and what remains of his tongue, enabling him to talk. His sight is severely impaired and he maneuvers with the help of a cane.
When asked how he managed to get through some very tough times, Bailey responds simply and sincerely, “It’s because God is helping me out." The truth is that sometimes life provides us with minimal protection. However, today’s psalm reminds us that God provides us with maximum support. We will have troubles and we will also have God.