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March 10th, 2002

Fourth Sunday of Lent


Schedule of Masses Week of  March 11th -March 17th, 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon. March 11th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish


9 A.M.

Rose & Thomas Mostrant

Terry Lattanzi

Tues. March 12th 

7 A.M.

Joseph DiRenna

Nieces Agnes & Josephine



Delia Walsh

James V Walsh Jr.

Wed. March 13th 



Carroll Family



Liv. Michael Glennon

Padre Pio Prayer Group


7 PM

Josephine Salzano

Ann Van Brunt

Thurs. March 14th


Liv Bridget Burke

Cathy & Chris



Charles & Helen

Ann & Fran

Fri. March 15th


Luisa Fusco

Teresa Fusco



Giuseppina & Giuseppe DiGeronimo

Virginia Sarni

Sat. March 16th

9 A.M.

Dec. Members of Glennon & Ruddy Families

Glennon Family


6 P.M.

Special Thanksgiving

Lourdes Chua & Family



Aida Rolon

Yvette Guarracino

Sun. March17th


Florence Waller




Domenica Fontana

Virginia Rossi






12 Noon

Victims of WTC

Hogan Family


Sanctuary Gifts March 10th -March 16th,  2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Anthony DeLuise

Wife Delores

Altar Bread

Anthony DeLuise

Wife Delores

Sanctuary Lamp

Anthony DeLuise

Wife Delores

Altar Candles

Anthony DeLuise

Wife Delores

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill

People will remain on sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:
Socorro Kennedy, Helen Dinicola, Suzanne Molinaro, Bridget Burke, Dorothy Ensmenger, Aida Ramos, Angel Ramos, Barbara Scocco, Joseph DeFonce, Cheryl Wood, and Corey Joseph Wood.

Vocation reflections

The works of God were made visible in the healing of the man born blind. The one who could not see was now able to see and though others could see, they remained blind to the truth. Are you able to see the truth? Do you want to help others open their eyes to see the works of God in our world? Do you want to help others to believe in the Lord? Do this by answering God’s call to serve in the Church as a priest, deacon or religious.

 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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The blind man was willing to let Jesus minister to him and willingly did all Jesus asked of him. The Pharisees were more resistant to His message, spending their time and energy to disprove the miracle. Which am I more like, the man born blind or the Pharisees

March 2002
March2/3                                 $5,858.
Month’s Total                           $5,858 
Month’s Average                      $5,858.
Mailed in                                     $268.

We thank you!

Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘02 Monthly Avg.
February $6,070                  $5,842.

March     $6,227.                

  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. 

Second Collection
There will be a second collection this weekend for Peter’s Pence. This collection gives us all an opportunity to join in partnership with the Holy Father to help relieve the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable, those who suffer the devastating impact of war, oppression, disease, and natural disasters.

Feast of St. Joseph            
On Tuesday, March 19th we will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph with an evening prayer service at 7 p.m. with blessing of the food. Please bring 2 cans of chicken soup to be blessed. One will be given to the poor and one is for use in your home during this Lenten Season. Afterwards, refreshments will be served in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 and are available at the rectory. Your ticket donation will help defray refreshment costs and is greatly appreciated.

St. Anne’s Elementary School will have open registration for new students the week of March 11th thru March 15th. Requirements are:
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate (for Catholics)
- Registration fee: $100
- Age Requirements:
For Pre-K: Child must be 4 yrs. old by 9/30

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Passover Seder
As noted above, the banquet of the Last Supper will take place on Sunday, March 17th. We will be reenacting this ancient Jewish festival the way Jesus and his disciples celebrated. The reliving of the exodus out of Egypt, the receiving of the Law on Mount Sinai, and the covenant made by God with the Hebrew people, has been the heart of the family ritual since Moses and Joshua led the Hebrews out of the desert to the land of Canaan.
From the time Jesus was a young boy, he traveled to Jerusalem with Joseph, Mary, and the rest 
of his family for the Passover. It is the obligation of each family to relive the Passover story so the
next generation knows what God did for them in the land of Egypt.
Jesus chose this special night to establish a new covenant with his Apostles and with us. When he took the bread and wine, as his body and blood, he told them to remember Him and we do. At each Mass, we relive that night with Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, just as we did that night in Jerusalem.

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                         P A L M C R O S S E S 

Place your orders now! 

Sister Alberta will be selling Palm Crosses after all Masses the weekend of March 16/17 -
Or you can submit order form below TO Rectory. 
Sister Alberta can be reached at 201-659-1794.

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NAME:_______________________________________PHONE:_________________ Qty:___________

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MONDAY Is 65:17-21 Ps 30:2,4-6,11-12a,13b Jn 4:43-54
TUES. Ez 47:1-9,12 Ps 46:2-3,5-6,8-9 Jn 5:1-16
WED. Is 49:8-15 Ps 145:8-9,13c-14,17-18 Jn 5:17-30
THURS. Ex 32:7-14 Ps 106:19-23 Jn 5:31-47
FRIDAY Wis 2:1a,12-22 Ps 34:17-21,23 Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30
SATURDAY Jer 11:18-20 Ps 7:2-3,9b-12 Jn 7:40-53
NEXT SUNDAY - FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Ez 37:12-14 Ps 130:1-8 Rom 8:8-11 Jn 11:1-45

* At the 9 a.m. Mass on Sundays during Communion preparation, First Communion children will be bringing up gifts and presenting worksheets to the celebrant. Different children will be chosen each Sunday before Mass begins.
* Practice for Presentation of Last Supper for Communicants will be March 11th, 12th and 14th from 3-4:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall. If your child skips practice, he cannot be in Presentation!
* All Communion choices must be in by March 17th so that I can send home your choice.
* Confirmation candidates will be attending a Youth Rally on March 13th at the CYO Center in Kearny. Please dress neatly. All Candidates are requested to be here by 3 p.m. They will return about 7 p.m.

Shop Til’ You Drop Night at St. Anne’s  
Come join us on Friday, April 12th for a fun evening of Home Interior shopping: Candles, Housewares, items to decorate your home. From 7-10 p.m. we look forward to seeing you in St. Anne’s auditorium. Looking for a housewarming gift? Recently purchased a home? - come and see!

Gift Shop
Attention Communion Parents: Communion sets for boys and girls are now available in the Gift Shop, located in the rectory. These sets include a prayer book, rosary, scapular and pin. We also have white ties for the boys. 
The Gift Shop has an assortment of Communion and Baptismal gifts. We are open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or you may come during the week (Monday-Thursday) until 5 p.m. 

Way of the Cross    
An unforgettable experience presented in our parish by the Franciscan Mystery Players, a group of teenagers and adults from several parishes in the Paterson Diocese. Through the use of special lighting and sound, this moving dramatic meditation promises to be a high point in our Lenten journey. We strongly encourage all teens and adults to attend this unique and prayerful presentation on Sunday, March 24th at 7:30 p.m. in Church. All are welcome to attend.

Teacher Information Meetings Rescheduled
The teacher information sessions scheduled for March 18th at the Archdiocesan Center have had to be rescheduled to April 18th. More information will appear at a later date.

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Personal Meditation 


Fourth Sunday of Lent (Jn 9:1-41)
As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world." When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man's eyes, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, "Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?" Some were saying, "It is he." Others were saying, "No, but it is someone like him." He kept saying, "I am the man." But they kept asking him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" He answered, "The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' Then I went and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know." They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and now I see." Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not observe the Sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?" And they were divided. So they said again to the blind man, "What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened." He said, "He is a prophet." The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself." His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask him." So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "I do not know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?" Then they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." The man answered, "Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You were born entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?" And they drove him out. Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" He answered, "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him." Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he." He said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped him. Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind." Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, "Surely we are not blind, are we?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.

Thought for the Day

Consider then thyself, O noble soul, and the nobility within thee, for thou art honored above all creaturesin that thou art an image of God…thou art destined to greatness.