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September 29th, 2002

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Schedule of Masses Week of  September 30th - October 6th ,  2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon .Sep 30th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish



Lena Costa



7 A.M.

John Povelko




Teresa Creazzo


Wed.Oct. 2nd


Gertrude Zirk

Michael Maresca



Joseph & Ceasar

Salita Family


7 P.M.

Scott Jacger

Carol Jordan

Thurs.Oct 3rd


Virginia Kane

Kane Family



Marie Sjoholm

Caroselli Family

Fri. Oct. 4th


James Mocarski




Frank Tango

Mr.& Mrs. Gerardo Manzi


7 P.M.

Anthony LiMandri

Lourdes DeJesus

Sat. Oct. 5th

9 A.M.

Tim Guy


6 P.M.

John Lejman

Wife Claire



Rosa Salgado

Alice Pagan

Sun. Oct. 6th


Liv Fr. Victor P. Kennedy Frances Muzikar
  9 AM Alberto & Amelia Stefani Daughter Emilia


Tim Guy  

12 PM

Monica Keenan Keenan Family


Sanctuary Gifts September 29th - October 5th,  2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Antonino Pappalardo

Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo Manzi

Altar Bread

Frank Tango

Tomamasina Tango

Sanctuary Lamp

Frank Tango

Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Tango

Altar Candles

Frank Tango

Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo Manzi

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill
   Rose Certo, Socorro Kennedy, Anthony Barbalinardo, Thomas Quinn, Angelica Krajnik, and John Romano Jr.

Vocation reflections

The parable from Matthew’s Gospel today speaks of those who experience a change of mindset and those who do not in the face of new opportunities.  Are you looking for new opportunities to follow Jesus with your life?  Has it ever occurred to you that God might be calling you to a change of mindset to be a Priest, Religious Sister or Brother, or Deacon?

 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 first son in today’s Gospel said he would do his father’s bidding but did not. The second son balked at first, but then repented and did what he was asked. What service is God calling me to do?  Which son am I more like?

September  2002
September 21/22                   $5,759.
Month’s Total                      $21,795.
Month’s Average                   $5,449.
Mailed in                                 $440.     

We thank you!

Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘02 Monthly Avg.
August            $5,315                  $4,902

September      $6,139.                

  Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? 

                         Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

                         Do you need to be Baptized, Confirmed or receive First             Communion?


St. Anne’s Church RCIA Program can help answer your questions.  To find out more...Call Janice Fiorese in our Rectory at 201-656-2490.

Every Tuesday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church from 3-4 P.M.  Those who come dedicate an hour of prayer for the priests, DIVINE MERCY 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. 

St. Anne’s Rosary Auction

The theme for this year’s annual Rosary Society Auction will be “Winter Wonderland”.  It will be held on Monday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m.  

Please help us...contributions of cash or unused merchandise for the auction (NO CLOTHING PLEASE!).  Items may be dropped off at the rectory to the attention of Nora Browne.  Thank you for your continued support.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Receive “peace of mind” knowing that you can count on a steady stream of payments for life and support your parish or Archdiocesan Ministry by purchasing in a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Archdiocese of Newark.  For personalized proposals, please call Deacon John J. McKenna at the Office of Planned Giving: 973-497-4125.

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                                            Our Web Site


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

Class of 1947

Our Third Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2002.  We are still looking for: Eileen Casey, Marie Dunne, Joyce Molino, Frances Shaw, Dolores Obelisk and Walter “Fuzzy” Graff.  Can you help us find these classmates?  Thank you!!  Contact Tommy Johnson, teejay34@hotmail. com or 908-459-4061.

Felician Festival 2002—Something For Everyone

Felician College will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2002 on the grounds of its Rutherford campus located at 223 Montross Avenue.  The festival grounds and all attractions will be open from 11 a.m.—4:30 pm. with boardwalk games, international food stations and over 50 craft and merchandise vendors for festival-goers to enjoy rain or shine.  The day will begin with a walkathon at 8:30 a.m. to raise funds for the Rutherford Community Pantry and the Rutherford Social Services Department.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Center, followed by the Alumni Hall of Fame Awards and the Alumni Scholarship presentation.  Admissions to the Festival is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Rutherford Community Pantry.  Food donations may be dropped off throughout the day at the Alumni Tent.

Parish Reunion

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Vailsburg, Newark is trying to reach as many former pupils, graduates, parishioners as they can for their 110th Anniversary Year, 2002-2003.  If you are formerly of this parish, or if you know of anyone else who is, please contact their rectory by phone at 973-373-9790, by fax at 973-374-4047 , by e-mail at , by regular mail at 481 Sanford Avenue, Newark  07106 or visit their website at .  Please also visit the church at the corner of South Orange and Sanford Avenues.  Opening ceremonies are on October 20th, 3 p.m. Mass followed by Chefs’ Night.

Attention Ascension Alumni

Ascension School in New Milford, New Jersey is celebrating its GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY with a spectacular 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND on October 11-13, 2002—Friday: Wine and Cheese Party; Saturday: Dinner/Dance at the Hilton; Sunday: Alumni Mass and Open House.  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relive the memories of those “Wonder Years”.  Call Marguerite Morris at 201-385-0159 or e-mail  or download your invitation at our website

Retirement Celebration

Bishop Dominic A. Marconi, who has served this Archdiocese faithfully for 49 years as a priest, and in particular as an auxiliary bishop since 1976, is celebrating his retirement on Sunday, November 17th at 4 p.m. with a special Mass and reception at his parish, St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden.

Please join with all of the people of the Church of Newark today in prayer to thank our Lord for the gift of Bishop Marconi as he begins this new dimension of his priesthood.

Atlantic City Trip

St. Anne’s Seniors are planning a trip to SANDS CASINO in Atlantic City on Wednesday, October 16th.  Fee is $10 and bus leaves at 9 a.m..  For more information contact Peggie Riscoe at 201-659-3930.

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The Academy of Saint Aloysius (ASA), 2495 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, sponsored by the Sister’s of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, has been preparing young woman for college and a successful future since 1865.  Provide your daughter with a wonderful high school education and experience.  Attend the Academy’s Open House on either Sunday, September 29th from 1-3 p.m. OR Monday, September 30th from 6-8 p.m..  Meet their students and staff and tour their spacious facility which includes new science and computer labs.  For more information, call 201-433-8877.

Hudson Catholic Regional High School will host an Open House on Sunday, September 29th from 1-3     p.m.  Boys in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades are welcomed with their families to visit with administration, teachers, coaches and current students.  For further information, please call Mr. Terence Matthews at 201-332-3429.  The school is located at 790 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City.

Saint Dominic Academy located at 2572 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City is having Open House for 7th and 8th grade girls on Sunday, September 29th 1-3 p.m. and Monday, September 30th 6-8 p.m..  Please be advised a complete tour is possible only for those who arrive at the beginning of open house (1 p.m. & 6 p.m.).

Oratory Preparatory School located at 1 Beverly Rd., Summit, NJ is having Open House on Sunday, September 29th from 3-5 p.m.  Faculty and students will be present to give tours and answer questions for prospective 7th-12th grade boys and their families.  For further information call 908-273-5771 ext. 11.

Marist High School located at 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne.  Open House for boys and girls on Sunday, September 29th at 1 p.m. SHARP.

Mount St. Dominic located at 3 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell (on the grounds of Caldwell College) is having an Open House for 7th and 8th grade girls and their families on Sunday, October 20th 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 30th 6:30 p.m.  For more information call 973-226-0660 ext. 22.

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Father Frank Becomes A Pastor

  You have shared with me in my journey of priesthood, now come celebrate with me as I am installed as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 280 Parker Avenue, Maplewood.  The installation will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2002 at the 12 noon Parish Mass.  A “light” reception will follow in the school auditorium.  Looking forward to seeing you.

  Rev. Frank J. Rocchi

                                               Helping Hands

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. there is a group of ladies that gather in the convent to socialize and crochet lap robes for the nearby nursing homes.  This project is called “Helping Hands”.  So far they have produced at least 50 or more lap robes of various designs and colors.  These small afghans have been received with much enthusiasm by the many nursing homes in our area.

If anyone is interested in joining us, just stop at the convent on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and you will be very welcomed.  We provide the wool which has been donated by very generous parishioners and friends of St. Anne’s Church.  For more information, please contact Sister Celeste at 201-792-5128.

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High School Admissions Exams
For 8th Grade students applying for Fall 2003 admission to Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Newark, Diocese of Metuchen, or Diocese of Paterson. Below is where/when exam will be administered:
Archdiocese of Newark (Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union counties): Friday, November 8th

Diocese of Metuchen (Middlesex, Somerset, Warren, and Hunterdon counties): Saturday, November 9th
Diocese of Paterson (Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties): Friday, November 8th
Beginning September 3rd, you may obtain an application and handbook from a Catholic elementary or high school. Examination fee of $30 will include reporting scores to three high schools of your choice. The test is designed to measure scholastic aptitude in verbal and non-verbal abilities, and achievement in reading, mathematics, and language. Applications and fees will be processed from September 3rd through October 18th. By applying early, you will have a much better chance of being assigned to a test site of your choice. For further information beginning September 9th, you can contact: Cooperative Admissions Examination Office, CTB/McGraw-Hill, 20 Ryan Ranch Rd., Monterey, CA 93940 - email  - (800) 569-2667.


From Generation to Generation, We Share Our Faith

As the 100th Anniversary of our Parish approaches, the planning for this momentous occasion begins.  Saint Anne’s was established as a Mission Church in September 1903.  In June of 1904, the Mission became the Incorporated Parish of Saint Anne.  Our celebrations, therefore, will take place during the year 2004.  We call upon the Family of Saint Anne to assist in the planning of our Parish Celebration.

1] We need suggestions.  How can we best honor our God, our Patroness, and our Parish?  If you have an idea for a spiritual or social event to commemorate our heritage, please place it in the Anniversary Suggestion Box located in the vestibule of the Church.  Please sign all suggestions so that Committee members can contact you for needed details.

2] We need Memorabilia. If you have Newspaper Articles, Pictures, Journals, Parish Directories, etc. and are willing to share them, they can be left at the rectory.  Arrangements can also be made to have them picked up by calling Marie Pianese 201-798-6534.

Let us pray that the Faith we have will continue to grow.


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Mass Book for 2003

Our Mass Book is NOW OPEN!!  Mass offerings for 2003 are now available.  Please stop in at the rectory between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thank you.

Communion Breakfast

The Padre Pio Prayer Group will hold their annual Communion Breakfast on Saturday, October 12th.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. followed by breakfast in the auditorium with speaker Father Alphonse Picone.  For more information, contact Frances Spazian at 653-1318.

St. Florian Firefighters Mass

Archbishop Myers will celebrate the annual Saint Florian Mass, honoring all fire service personnel, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 3 p.m. (All are to be seated by 2:45 p.m. for the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem.)  Both active and retired firefighters and their families are invited to the Mass and the reception immediately following at the Archdiocesan Center.  

Blessing of Animals      

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4th.  St. Francis of Assisi is known for his deep compassion for all and the love for God’s creation especially animals.  We will celebrate “BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS”  on Sunday, October 6th at 1:30 p.m. in the Courtyard (behind the rectory).


Annulment Information Evening

An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at St. John the Baptist Church (Parish Center), 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale at 7:30 p.m.  A canon lawyer from the Archdiocese of Newark will discuss the most recent theology, guidelines and requirements for obtaining a Church annulment.  The information will be presented in terms that all can understand.  A question and answer period will conclude the session.  Pre-registration is not necessary.  For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.

Day of Reflection

The newly-formed New Jersey Catholic Coalition for Environmental Justice is celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with A Day of Reflection on God and Ecology on Saturday, October 5th 9:30 a.m. to 2 pm. at Mount St. Dominic Academy in the Motherhouse Building near Caldwell College.  Msgr. Edward Ciuba, pastor of Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell, and Rev. Fletcher Harper, President of Partners for Environmental Quality, will lead this time of prayer and reflection.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  A $10 donation is requested.  For more information or to register call 973-497-4341.

Welcome To Our Family

We recently received three new members into our St. Anne’s Parish Family through the Sacrament of Baptism. As they begin their new life of grace, we ask that you remember them in your prayers.

They are:        Gabriel Peter Castella 

                   Jacob Edward Orrick

                        German Junior Santana

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MONDAY Jb 1:6-22 Ps 17:1-3,6-7 Lk 9:46-50

TUES. Jb 3:1-3,11-17,20-23 Ps 88:2-8 Lk 9:51-56

WED. Jb 9:1-12,14-16 Ps 88:10-15 Mt 18:1-5,10

THURS. Jb 19:21-27 Ps 27:7-9,13-14 Lk 10:1-12

FRIDAY Jb 38:1,12-21;40:3-5 Ps 139:1-3,7-10,13-14 Lk 10:13-16

SATURDAY Jb 42:1-3,5-6,12-17 Ps 119:66,71,75,91,125,130 Lk 10:17-24

NEXT SUNDAY - 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Is 5:1-7 Ps 80:9,12-16,19-20 Phil 4:6-9 Mt 21:33-43


CCD News

- Rainbow Program for children will begin on Monday, October 30th from 6:45-8 p.m. in  Parish Center #3 & #4.  

If you haven’t registered, you can come on this evening.  (We also have a parent group.)

- October 6th- children will have practice each Sunday from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. from grades 4 to 8.  Children will be dismissed from church if they join. 

- Parent Club Meeting from 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. while child is in class.  All parents are to be part of this.  We need your help with children activities.

- October 10th - Confirmation classes begin for Candidates receiving Confirmation on November 23, 2002.  Classes meet from 7-8:30 p.m. in Parish Center #3.  Candidates are to be here 10 minutes before class.

- October 20th- Teachers’ meeting 11:30 a.m.-12:30 pm.

- October 27th- Sponsor/Candidate Day 1 p.m. in Chapel Hall (Please bring red book with you that was given out at meeting.)

- October 31st -First Reconciliation sign-up from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CCD Office.  Entrance on Kennedy Blvd. right after rectory.

Separated/Divorced Support Group

The Office of Family Life Ministries has scheduled a support group facilitator training course uniquely designed for those who wish to minister to the needs of the separated and divorced.  This one-session course will be held at the Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Ave., Newark at the end of October.  For registration and fee information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.  Pre-registration is required; class size is limited.

For The Homebound...

Vacation time is over and this is the time to think about work, school, babysitting, etc.  It is also the time to help the sick members of our family.  If you have anyone at home or in your family who cannot get to church and would like to receive communion, please let us know.  We have dedicated Eucharistic Ministers who have volunteered their time and kindness to help the homebound.  Let the sick be a vital part of our Church Community by participating in the Sacraments.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call Sister Celeste at 201-792-5128.

Keep October 26th open.  This will be our next Anointing Mass for the Sick and homebound.

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Personal Meditation 

Personal Meditation September 29th, 2002

Lk 21:28-32

Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near." Then he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place.

Psalm 107:22

An Example of

Two clergymen were touring mission sites in Korea, led by a guide-interpreter. One day, they saw a boy pulling a crude plow in a field by the side of the road while an old man held the handles and directed. One of the clergymen commented to the guide, “I suppose they are very poor and can’t afford an animal to do the plowing.”

“Yes,” replied the guide. “They are poor, but that is the family of Chi Noui. When the church was being built, they were eager to donate something but had no money, so they sold their only ox and gave the money to the church. That is why this spring they are pulling the plow themselves.”

Touched by this act, the two clergymen remained silent for some moments. Then one of them responded, “That must have been a real sacrifice.”

This time, the guide was quiet before answering. “They did not call it that,” he said finally. “They thought it was fortunate they had an ox to sell.”

That story might sharply evoke the following self-examination:

• How do I use my resources to further the work of God?

• Am I generous in supporting spiritual ministries?

• Do I feel fortunate that I have discretionary funds to share?

• Do I give out of a grateful heart, or do I give reluctantly?

·          Do I honestly try to honor God “with sacrifices, and
with songs of joy”?

Thought for the Day

If you are not generous with a meager income,
you will never be generous with abundance.