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May 12th, 2002

Seventh  Sunday of Easter


Schedule of Masses Week of  May 13th - May 19th, 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon.May 13th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish


9 A.M.

Honor of the Holy Spirit

Carmela, Louis, & Michael Simone

Tues.May 14th

7 A.M.

Helen Wilkins




Mary & Frank Lattanzi

Terry Lattanzi

Wed.May 15th


Honor of St. Dymphna

Assunta Fusco



Angela Conti



7 PM

Anita D'Amico


Thurs.May 16th


Vito Matti

Rose Purcell



Liv Terry Lattanzi

Fran M.

Fri. May 17th


James Mocarski




Liv Albert Muzikar & Family


Sat. May 18th

9 A.M.

Liv Theresa Lattanzi

Fran M., Fran S., Pat and Angie


6 P.M.

Special Thanksgiving

Lourdes Chua & Family



Salvador Melendez

Melendez Family

Sun. May 19th


James Mocarski




Gerard Chiara

Daniel & Joyce Chiara



John Hightower & Stelmack Family

Ann Hightower


12 Noon

Monica Keenan

Keenan Family


Sanctuary Gifts May 12th - May 18th, 2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Mary Appleman

Marie Pianese

Altar Bread

Mary Appleman

Jackie O'Donnell

Sanctuary Lamp

Mary Appleman

Mr. & Mrs. John Deschner

Altar Candles

Mary Appleman

Rita & George Hogan

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill

People will remain on sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:
Anthony Buchicchio, Rose Certo, Lester Infante, Angelica Krajnik, Frances Muzikar, and Barbara Scocco.

Vocation reflections

In our Gospel reading today, we hear Jesus pray for those to whom he has entrusted the message His Father has entrusted to him. He prays for those who received the message and believed - that the Truth may continue to be proclaimed. Be part of those who keep the message of God and proclaim it throughout the world. Answer the call of God to life as a priest, brother or sister.

 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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In today’s gospel, Jesus prays, “I have given You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave Me to do.” Living as faithful stewards entails following His example by using our time and talents for the glory of God.

May  2002
May 4/5                                    $6,280.
Month’s Total                           $6,280. 
Month’s Average                      $6,280.
Mailed in                                     $494.

We thank you!

Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘02 Monthly Avg.
April       $6,234.                $5,496

May        $5,629.             

  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. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The RCIA Team of St.Anne's is now accepting registration for all who wish to become Catholic of for those who have been baptized Catholic and have not received their Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation.

This formation is a gradual process consisting of weekly classes after the 10:30am Mass on Sundays.  If you are aware of any person who is interested in becoming a Catholic or needs to receive their Sacraments, please contact Janice Fiorese at the rectory 201-656-2490.


     Name: ___________________________________________________________

     Address: _________________________________________________________

     Phone:   ____________________________________________

Upcoming Ordination
On the morning of Saturday, May 25th, Deacon Jorge Acosta will be newly ordained at the Cathedral Basilica in Newark. St. Anne’s Church will be supplying transportation for anyone wishing to attend his ordination. Please sign up for the bus at the rectory ASAP. Bus will leave from in front of St. Anne’s at 8 A.M. SHARP!
On Sunday, May 26th, Father Jorge will say his First Mass at St. Anne’s at 12 Noon. A reception for him will follow in the auditorium. 

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                                          Our Website


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

               Our Parish Celebrates 

Our Pastor, Father Vic Kennedy, will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.  As a parish family, we will celebrate with him! This very special event will begin with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4 p.m., May 19th. Father Vic's family, many of his brother priests, and friends will join with us as we gather to thank the Lore for the gift of his priesthood.

If you have tickets for the dinner at the Casino-in-the-Park following the Mass and are in need of transportation, please call Clare Morse at 201-795-2877

  For any other questions regarding the dinner for Father Vic,  please call  Jackie O’Donnell at 201-798-8062 or Marie Pianese at201-798-6534. 


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MONDAY Acts 19:1-8 Ps 68:2-5ac,6-7ab Jn 16:29-33
TUES. Acts 1:15-17.20-26 Ps 113:1-8 Jn 15:9-17
WED. Acts 20:28-38 Ps 68:29-30,33-36c Jn 17:11b-19
THURS. Acts 22:30;23:6-11 Ps 16:1-2a,5,7-11 Jn 17:20-26
FRIDAY Acts 25:13b-21 Ps 103:1-2,11-12,19-20ab Jn 21:15-19 
SATURDAY Acts 28:16-20,30-31 Ps 11:4-5,7 Jn 21:20-25
NEXT SUNDAY - PENTECOST SUNDAY Acts 2:1-11 Ps 104:1ab,24ac,29bc-30,31,34 1Cor 12:3b-7,12-13 Jn 20:19-23 

Grocery Certificates
St. Anne’s Home and School Association has been fundraising this past year through the purchase of Grocery Certificates from Shop-Rite, A & P, and Pathmark. If any parishioners are interested in purchasing these Certificates, please call the President of HSA Carmela Lombardi at 201-792-2562.  Arrangements will be made for certificates to be picked up from rectory from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Certificates will be locked up overnight (after 5 p.m.), therefore, evening hours for pick up will not be available. 

Padre Pio 
The Padre Pio Prayer Group will gather for prayer on Saturday, May 18th at 2 p.m. in the Church. Prayer will be followed by their monthly meeting in the Chapel Hall.

Teachers’ Job Fair
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools is holding a Teachers Job Fair on Thursday, June 6, 2002 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Center in Newark. High school and elementary principals will be in attendance. To register or for more information, please call 973-497-4260 or e-mail KAVANAAN@RCAN.ORG  .

Second Collection
Next weekend (May 18/19) is the collection for the Church in Latin America (Communicating God’s Word). Your gift helps fellow Catholics in Latin America and the Caribbean - who are rich in spirit but lacking in material resources to participate more fully in the life of the Church. Several recent grants to the collection were used to:
· Support adult Bible and literacy courses to parishioners in a poor, rural community in Haiti;
· Provide training to parish pastoral teams in developing programs to support family life in the northern Chilean town of Arica;
· Mentor at-risk youth in Quito, Ecuador, and prepare them for missionary work;
· Purchase books and materials for a seminary library in Toluca, Mexico;
· Produce radio programs on Catholic Social Teaching for the Colombian Bishops’ Conference;
· Complete the U.S. Bishops’ church reconstruction projects in the six countries devastated by hurricanes Mitch and Georges.
Please contribute generously. For more information, see  .

Mother’s Day Dance
Sponsored by
Our Lady of Guadalupe
May 11, 2002
8:30 p.m. Till -
St. Anne’s Church Auditorium

Tickets purchased in advance: $10
Sold at door: $12

Food, Drink, Music And 50/50 To Be Sold

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Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Office of CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministries will hold its annual Celebrity Golf Classic Tournament on Monday, May 20th at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, New Jersey. The celebrity honoree at this year’s fundraiser, dinner and auction of sports memorabilia will be Tiki Barber of the New York Giants. Golfers can register as individuals or foursomes. Corporate sponsorships and purchases of advertising space in the Commemorative Sports Journal are also available. For more information or registration information, call the office of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at 973-497-4512.   

“A Will is an important part of every estate plan”. A person who dies without a Will (intestate) has an estate plan of sorts, but not his or her own plan. For more information, please call John McKenna at Planned Giving Office at 973-497-4125. 

Future School Leaders Program
Teachers! Are you interested in Catholic school leadership? Do you feel called to accept the challenge of leading a Catholic school? The Future School Leaders Program of the Archdiocese of Newark seeks to form Catholic school leaders in the three foundational roles of spiritual, educational and managerial leadership. Applications are being accepted for the new cohort beginning in September 2002.
Pre-requisites include: practicing Roman Catholic; a minimum of 5 years teaching in a Catholic school; recommendation of both pastor and current principal; and willingness to pursue a Master’s degree and certification in administration.
For further information and application contact: Sister Elizabeth Scully, CND at 973-497-4260 or e-mail  or mail to 171 Clifton Avenue in Newark, New Jersey 07104.

Weekend Flea Market
V e n d o r s W a n t e d ! !
SUNDAY, MAY 19TH 9 A.M.-2 P.M.
$20/TABLE        $35 FOR 2 TABLES
SPECIAL - If you reserve for 2 days, $15 per table per day!
Call Sister Alberta at 201-659-1794
Sponsored by: St. Anne’s Religious Education
Held at: St. Anne’s Church Auditorium 3545 Kennedy Blvd (Congress St. Entrance), Jersey City

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Weekend Retreat for Separated or Divorced
A weekend retreat for separated or divorced people will be given on June 7th,8th, & 9th of 2002 in Newton, New Jersey by a Franciscan Retreat Team. For more information, please call Father Tom Kelly, OFM at 201-531-0741 or Deacon Milt at 973-208-8430.

Natural Family Planning
The Archdiocese of Newark, in conjunction with Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, is offering a program in Natural Family Planning to foster responsible parenthood and marriage enrichment. NFP is an educational program that helps couples plan their family size and is presented by a trained married couple in a series of four (4) meetings, one each month, at Holy Name Hospital. A new course is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 5th at Holy Name Hospital at 8 p.m.. Pre-registration is required. For additional information/registration, please call 201-833-3121.

Cathedral Concert Series
An organ recital given by the Cathedral’s Director of Music Ministry, John Miller, will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica. All are welcome. For more information, please call 973-484-2400.
St. Anne Seniors
St. Anne’s Seniors will be meeting Monday, May 13th at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. All are welcome.

Due to the observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th, there will be ONLY a 9 A.M. Mass concelebrated. 

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Religious Education Application

Please enroll my child for the upcoming Religious Education classes which will begin in September. (Please use separate application for each child.)
Name of Child:________________________DOB:___________Grade:______School:____________
Catholic: Yes ( ) No ( ) If yes, Church baptized:____________________Date:_________ First Communion : Yes ( ) No ( ) If yes,Church_____________________Date:_________ 
Confirmation: Yes ( ) No ( ) If yes, Church________________________Date:_________ 
Name Parent/Guardian:______________________________________Home Phone:_______________
Address:____________________________________________________Work Phone:________________
In case of emergency, please call:
Name:_________________________Relationship to child:______Phone #____________

Finance Meeting
Our final Finance Committee Meeting for this fiscal year will be held on Monday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory. Please pick up you financial packet this weekend at rectory.

Calendar Meeting
On Tuesday, June 11th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, St. Anne’s annual Calendar Meeting will take place. To all Organizations: Please plan your calendar for July 1, 2002-June 30, 2003. 
Drop off a copy to the attention of “Georgene”at the rectory not later than May 31st! The purpose of this meeting is to discuss any conflicting dates for the Church facilities. Those who don’t submit a calendar or don’t attend the meeting, will have to accept what’s available! Thank you. 

Festival 2002
It’s underway!! St. Anne’s Festival is set for the weekend of July 26th, 27th, 28th. The Festival Committee has been working hard already making plans for the indoor games, food and entertainment, etc. Everyone always enjoys stopping by for the activities. 
Unfortunately for the Committee, every year they run into the same problem with a lack of volunteers. The only way an affair like this can be successful is with “helping hands” and “commitment”. You can consider this to be your Stewardship of Time to the church. 
Festival Meetings are held every Tuesday from now until the Festival in Parish Center #3 at 7 p.m. Stop in at the next meeting on May 7th. These meetings are open to anyone and everyone who is interested in helping out in any way possible! New faces are welcome!

CCD News
New registration is now being accepted!! Payment is not necessary at time of registration. Please fill out form above, attach copy of baptismal certificate along with $40 fee and drop off at CCD Office. If you have a child in grades 1 or 5, now is the time to register for the Sacraments. If you fail to register now and come in September, a late fee will be charged.

Cursillo Movement
The Newark Archdiocese Cursillo Movement will be having an Ultreya on Friday, May 17th at the Youth Center in Kearny. Please join us for prayer and sharing at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Decolores! (Post Cursillo Committee 201-863-5787 or access  .

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Personal Meditation 

May 12, 2002
Seventh Sunday of Easter


Jn 17:1-11a
After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. "I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

Psalm 130:1

Seven Reasons to Pray

Even though God knows all of our needs, Scripture stresses the necessity of prayer. Here are seven reasons we are urged to pray regularly.
• Prayer connects us to God and God’s power. Changes take place when we pray. Sometimes the issue is transformed; other times we are the ones changed. Either way, God’s power is at work.
• Prayer is a way of sharing our burden. Some problems are difficult to share with another human being. The issue may involve deep guilt or shame, making it impossible to confide in a friend. In such cases, prayer can help ease the burden.
• Prayer puts into words what troubles us. No difficulty can be resolved until it is identified and articulated.
• Prayer reduces feelings of helplessness. Rather than feeling as though life is out of control, when we pray, we take the first step in reclaiming our lives and putting order into chaos.
• Prayer is a powerful reminder that we are not alone. Life’s troubles often leave us feeling isolated, lonely, and vulnerable. Prayer reminds us that we are not facing difficulty alone.
• Prayer generates courage. We become fortified, strengthened, and more confident as a result of prayer.
• Prayer provides us with a sense of direction. Rather than merely being tossed about on life’s sea, we receive insight, guidance, and direction from prayer.

Thought for the Day

Whenever we address God in fervent prayer,
we change both soul and body for the better.
It could not happen
that any man or woman could pray
for a single moment
without some good result.