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March 24th, 2002

  Palm Sunday


Schedule of Masses Week of  March 25th -March 31st, 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon. March 25th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish


9 A.M.

Alfredo Beticon

Anita & Abigail Beticon 

Tues.March 26th

7 A.M.

Luigi Fioccola 

Fioccola Family



Anne Slivka

Mary Fisher

Wed.March 27th 


Millie Ambrosio

Roseann Capparelli



Maria DiSalvo

Manzo Family


7 PM

Special Intention


Thurs.March 28th


Rae Truppi




Angela Apa

Attilio Apa

Fri. March 29th


No Intention


Sat. March 30th


Luisa Altomonte

Daughters Agnes & Josephine



Special Thanksgiving

Lourdes Chua & Family

Sun. March 31st


Dec. Members of Glennon & Ruddy Families




Jennie & Charles Reilly

Reilly Family



Tim Guy



12 Noon

Romano & Diego Families



Sanctuary Gifts March 24th -March 30th,  2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Thomas Bugliaro

Salvatore Family

Altar Bread

Thomas Bugliaro

Salvatore Family

Sanctuary Lamp

Thomas Bugliaro

Salvatore Family

Altar Candles

Thomas Bugliaro

Salvatore Family

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill

People will remain on sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:
Michele Mazzilli, Socorro Kennedy, Helen Dinicola, Suzanne Molinaro, Bridget Burke, Joseph DeFonce and John O’Connor

Vocation reflections

One betrayed Jesus, another denied that he knew Him, others could not stay awake when He needed them most. The Lord needs people who will be faithful, who will stand beside Him at all times. He needs men and women to respond to His call to service in the Church, to be priests and religious brothers and sisters. Consider laying down your life in service to the Lord. Be a priest or religious today.

 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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“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” shout the crowds in today’s Gospel. May we be always ready to share our blessings when we are sent in His name.

March 2002
March 16/17                            $5,982.
Month’s Total                         $17,301. 
Month’s Average                      $5,767.
Mailed in                                     $110.

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. 

Stations of the Cross to Begin Your Lenten Preparation  

Click here to pray the Stations by St. Francis with the mosaics from St. Anne's, Jersey City

                                       Easter Flowers    
For your convenience, a “Flower” depository has been placed in the front of the church next to the altar. While beautifying the church for the Easter Season through the generosity of your donation, you will also be remembering your loved ones. On Easter Sunday in the church vestibule, there will be a “donor” list displayed. If you wish to have your loved one listed, kindly drop off your flower envelope by March 26th.


Easter Confession Schedule
Saturday, March 23rd 1-2 p.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 25th 4-4:30 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26th 4-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27th 4-4:30 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.

No Confessions Are Scheduled During The Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday)!!
Please plan your schedule accordingly to leave the Sacred Triduum for the priests to prepare spiritually for Easter. Thank you.

Blessing of the Food

On Holy Saturday, March 30th, Blessing of the Food will follow the 9 A.M. Morning Prayer.

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       Outdoor Stations of the Cross

Date: March 29, 2002  Christ has suffered and Died for our Sins (Good Friday)  

Time: 7:00 PM     Come and Join Us To Accompany The Lord on his Journey

Assembly inside the Church      

Station 1    Scalia Family                 3635 Kennedy Blvd 

Station 2    Gentile Family              117 Grahm St.               

Station 3   Kenny Family                123 Grahm St.              

Station 4    Jenny Vacca Family     122 Grahm St.

 Station 5    Juchnewich Family       70 Nelson Ave

Station 6    Ornillo Family                84 Nelson Ave.

 Station 7    Armoreda Family           203 Columbia Ave.

Station 8    Coyle Family                 197 Columbia Ave.

 Station 9    Tango Family                167 Columbia Ave.

Station 10  Esther Rea Family       140 Columbia Ave.

 Station 11  Basile Family                145 Bleecker St.

 Station 12  Marlene Bartram           21 Nelson Ave.

 Station 13  Waddleton Family        25 Nelson Ave.

  Station 14  Claire Magliore Family  47 Nelson Ave

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MONDAY Is 42:1-7 Ps 27:1-3,13-14 Jn 12:1-11
TUES. Is 49:1-6 Ps 71:1-4a,5-6ab,15,17 Jn 13:21-33,36-38 
WED. Is 50:4-9a Ps 69:8-10,21bcd-22,31,33-34 Mt 26:14-25
HOLY THURS. Is 61:1-3a,6a,8b-9 Ps 89:21-22,25,27 Rv 1:5-8 Lk 4:16-21
GOOD FRIDAY Is 52:13-53:12 Ps 31:2,6,12-13,15-17,25 Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9 Jn 18:1-19:42
HOLY SATURDAY Gn 1:1-2:2 Ps 104:1-2a,5-6,10,12-14,24,35c
NEXT SUNDAY - EASTER SUNDAY Acts 10:34a,37-43 Ps 118:1-2,16ab-17,22-23 Col 3:1-4 Jn 20:1-9 Lk 24:13-35

* 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.
* All parents of First Communicants who have missed the Communion meeting are not cooperating with their child’s preparation for this Sacrament. Parents are missing materials that were given out. Are you concerned? Please call. If I don’t hear from you, your child will have to wait for next year to receive Communion!
* Confirmation Candidates attending the Chrism Mass on March 25th must meet in front of St. Anne’s Church by 5:45 p.m. Bus leaves at 6:00 P.M. SHARP! If you haven’t returned a permission slip, you can’t go.

Gift Shop
Attention Communion Parents: Communion sets for boys and girls are available in the rectory Gift Shop. These sets include prayer book, rosary, scapular and pin. We also have white ties for the boys and an assortment of other Communion and Baptismal gifts.
The Gift Shop is open Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Monday thru Thursday until 5 p.m. 

                                       THE ENCOUNTER . . .
Dramatizes The Meeting Of The Mourning Blessed Mother With The Risen Christ.

                         Sunday, March 31st - Easter Morning
                            6:45 A.M.              

                             (In front of St. Anne’s Church)

                     Come and Experience the New Tradition

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25th Anniversary
Mark your calendar! May 19, 2002 - Come join in our Parish celebration of Father Vic’s 25th Anniversary in the Lord’s Service. There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m. in the church followed by a reception at the Casino-in-the-Park at 6 p.m. For information please contact Marie Pianese 201-798-6534 or Jackie O’Donnell 201-798-8062.

Feast of Divine Mercy
We invite you to join us in a Mercy Sunday Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, Massachusetts on Sunday, April 7, 2002.
The bus pick-up time is 6:45 a.m. in front of St. Anne’s Church on Kennedy Blvd. and Congress Streets in Jersey City. Bus will depart Massachussetts at 4 p.m. Bus fare is $20 per person. Payment reserves seating. Seats are limited. Please reserve early. May bring own lunch. Dress for comfort. May bring sweater, umbrella or raincoat. 
For more information, please contact Tina 201-653-4785 or Lou 201-656-6567.

Deanery Lenten Penance Service     
Tuesday, March 26th
St. John the Baptist
7:30 p.m.
Our Deanery will be having a Penance Service on the Tuesday during Holy Week. There will be individual confessions with many different Confessors and various languages. Transportation is up to the individual. Our host’

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When you log on and browse around you’ll see all kinds of information about our parish. Included, of course, will be the current activities for the many different organizations as well as an update as to what is going on with our parish family.
Do not let evil defeat you: Instead, conquer evil with good!!


By your wounded heart: teach us love, teach us love, teach us love..... -Daphne Fraser

Any Easter Candy Donations Would Be Greatly Appreciated! Please Drop Off At Rectory. Thank You.


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Personal Meditation 

March 24th, 2002


Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
In the face of violence, the human tendency is to strike back. If we are put down by stronger opponents, we retaliate; if we are innocent victims of prejudice, we lash out. Today's readings discourage revenge and urge that, even in the face of pain and frustration, we arm ourselves with compassion.
The passage from Isaiah describes the prophet as a servant obedient to God's Word, but not all obeyed the call of Isaiah. This refusal led to frequent humiliations (beating, plucking of the beard, buffets, spitting). Yet the servant did not react with violence. Rather, he continued to hope that God would support him in his trial and utterly vindicate him.
Jesus' attitude toward violence is clear in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus calls blest those who are insulted and persecuted because of him (Matthew 5:11). At the time of his arrest, Jesus practices what he preached on the mountain. Jesus rejects the use of violence to save himself. He could have called down legions of angels, but he did not. Matthew explains Jesus' strategy for combating violence: the force of truth.
In the scene of the mockery by the soldiers, Matthew highlights the escalating violence. Rather than strike back, Jesus teaches that the purpose of power is to serve others. "Just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many" (Matthew 20:28).
The uses of violence are many in our modern society. Some are subtle, such as refusing to speak when we have been hurt by friends or family. In the world, we witness the escalation of violence. We take it for granted that only violence can overcome violence. Bigger and better arms and better planned strategy appear to be the only reasonable response.
Jesus urges us to review our ways of violence. Jesus' way is one of patience, endurance, and even death if necessary. Jesus' message is to arm yourself with compassion, not violence.
Psalm 73:2
Living by Faith, Not by Sight
What we see around us can cause us to lose confidence in ourselves and diminish our ability to trust in God. For that reason, it is vital that we learn to live by faith and not by sight.
Bobbie Green Kilberg, who was a deputy assistant to former President George Bush, was asked to share her thoughts about the glamour and excitement of working daily in the White House.
Interestingly, the event which Kilberg says she will always remember was a visit to the White House from Polish leader Lech Walesa. He was in the country to receive the Medal of Freedom.
“He told us about the time police were waiting downstairs to take him to prison,” recalls Kilberg, “and he went upstairs and made the sign of the cross on each of his children. The emotion in that room was extraordinary; we all felt it. ”Walesa’s action is a good example of living by faith and not merely by sight. At that time, all he could see was that the power of a hostile state was set in motion against him, his family, and his movement. Yet in rushing upstairs to pray quickly for his children, Walesa demonstrated his faith in God. Even though great powers were aligned against him, he knew that a Higher Power would guide and provide for him and his family.
Let us remember to walk and live by faith, not only by sight. Let us remember that God’s love and power will manifest themselves no matter what our circumstances might look like.

Thought for the Day
Loving and eternal God, I affirm you are with me. I affirm you are holding me. I affirm you are guiding me. Therefore, I will live by faith and not by sight.