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November 17th, 2002
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
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WEEKLY AVERAGE COMPARISONS:
HOUR FOR PRIESTS
ALL SOULS DAY
The month of November is dedicated to All Faithfully Departed with All Souls Day having been celebrated on November 2nd. This day, especially, is a traditional time for visiting graves of loved ones. For this reason, we ask that you take the time to please remember to fill in the names of your dearly departed family members and friends whom you would like to have remembered during the Masses of the All Souls Novena as well as during the Masses offered over the balance of the month. These envelopes may be placed in the depository next to the altar marked “All Souls” or placed in the collection basket so they may be bundled and placed on the altar for the duration of the month.
2003 Anniversary Liturgies
Archbishop John J. Myers has announced the following dates to honor couples in our Archdiocese who will be celebrating five, twenty-five or fifty years of Christian marriage in 2003:
March 23, 2003 - 3:00 p.m. 5 & 25 Years
April 6, 2003- 3:00 p.m. 50 Years
will begin in January 2003 for couples wishing to attend their special liturgy.
Catholic Community Services, the social services agency for the Archdiocese of Newark, will host an informational meeting about International Adoption on Thursday, November 21st at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at New Jersey Boystown/Engelhard Hall, located at 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny. Directions are available upon request. Please RSVP at 201-246-7378/7379.
Afternoon of Opera
Archdiocese of Newark Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary proudly presents an afternoon of opera on Sunday, December 15th at 4 p.m. at Kozlowski Hall, Seton Hall University with Marie Bertoline and Friends. Tickets are available at the rectory through Father Julio Roman. Suggested donation is $75.
College Open House
Caldwell College will be holding their Spring 2003 Open Houses on Tuesday, November 19th and December 10th starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Theatre Building for the Adult Learner who wishes to return to college and earn a bachelor’s degree. Our programs take into consideration the needs of busy adults and provides various options for the pursuit of a college education. Call 973-618-3343 for an admissions packet, or write Caldwell College, Adult Undergraduate Admissions, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006.
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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
By your wounded heart: teach us love, teach us love, teach us love..... -Daphne Fraser
31st Annual Candlelight Carol Sing
The newly-released CD of the 31st Annual Candlelight Carol Sing from the Cathedral Basilica is now available for $15. This live recording features 70 minutes of Christmas music sung by the Cathedral Choir and an assembly of over 2000 voices accompanied by brass, percussion and the spectacular Cathedral organs! The CD would make a lovely Christmas gift. For more information, contact the Cathedral Music Office at 973-484-2400.
Cathedral Concert Series
An organ recital given by the German child prodigy FELIX HELL will be held on Sunday, November 17th at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica. Suggested donation $10. For more information, call 973-484-2400, or visit cathedralbasilica.org. All are welcome.
The pilgrim statue of St. Joseph, sponsored by the St. Joseph Morning Prayer Group, is available to visit the home of our parish families. For more information, please call Pat Roda at 201-792-5530.
Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. there are a group of ladies that gather in the convent to socialize and crochet lap robes for the nearby nursing homes. If anyone is interested in joining us, just stop at the convent. 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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MONDAY Rv 1:1-4;2:1-5a Ps 1:1-4,6 Lk 18:35-43
TUES. Rv 3:1-6,14-22 Ps 15:2-5 Lk 19:1-10
WED. Rv 4:1-11 Ps 150:1-6 Lk 19:11-28
THURS. Rv 5:1-10 Ps 149:1-6,9 Lk 19:41-44
FRIDAY Rv 10:8-11 Ps 119:14,24,72,103,111,131 Lk 19:45-48
SATURDAY Rv 11:4-12 Ps 144:1-2,9-10 Lk 20:27-40
SUNDAY - CHRIST THE KING Ez 34:11-12,15-17 Ps 23:1-3,5-6 1Cor 15:20-26,28
Caldwell College Degree
As the Holiday Season approaches, let your educational goals become reality. Complete a bachelor degree at CALDWELL COLLEGE. Earn credits on campus, off campus or combination. We welcome your visit. No testing required and our transfer policy will please expectations. Need information? Call and/or arrange a personal meeting with Andrea at 973-618-3385 or write to: Caldwell College, Adult Undergraduate Admissions, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. We’ll send you an admission packet.
College Open House
Caldwell College will be
holding their Spring 2003 Open Houses on Tuesday,
November 19th and December 10th starting
at 6:30 p.m. in the Theatre Building for the Adult Learner who wishes to return
to college and earn a bachelor’s degree. Our
programs take into consideration the needs of busy adults and provides various
options for the pursuit of a college education.
973-618-3343 for an admissions packet, or write Caldwell College, Adult
Undergraduate Admissions, 9 Ryerson Avenue, Caldwell, NJ
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- The Sacrament of
Confirmation will be administered in our Parish on Saturday,
November 23rd at 2 p.m. by
Bishop Arias. Those receiving the
Gift of the Holy Spirit are: Anthony
Agudo, Adriane Alicea, Ashley Arb, Jessica Baide, Katy-Ann Blacker, Jennifer
Carmody, Robert Eick, Daisy Estevez, Mariangela Facchini, Gerard Farao, Grace
Fermin, Christopher Gonzales, Nicole Ignacio, Stephen Jamandron, Mia Lapus, John
Leale, Justin Lopez, Christian Martinez, Kathleen McLoughlin, Alexsandria
Morales, Angelica Nieves, Clarissa Ornillo, Jennifer Paulino, Matthew Riccardi,
Joaquin Short, Kathleen Steinel, Steven Stracquatanio, Maro Twal, Luisa Vernice
and Christopher Yao.
- This weekend, our Confirmation Candidates, sponsors and parents will attend a Presentation of the Sermon on the Mount (Confirmation Concert) at 2 p.m. in church. All are invited to attend. A monetary donation at the door would be appreciated.
- Confirmation practice will take place in church on November 18th, 20th & 21st from 4-5:30 p.m. On the 21st class day candidates will have pizza for supper here and be ready to attend class at 7 p.m.
- Grade 1 parent meeting on November 24th at 1 p.m. sharp in Chapel Hall. There will be no make-up meeting. Please attend this one.
- Teacher meeting today at
11:30 in parish center #3. Please be present.
Job Opening at Felician College
Full-time Accounts Receivable position for individual experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Responsibilities include applying payments to student accounts, making bank deposits, billing, investigating statement discrepancies, assisting in collections, and reporting.
Send resume with salary
history to: Controller, Felician College, 262 South Main Street, Lodi, NJ
How many poor people are too many in this the richest of nations? At the Masses next weekend, we will be asked to join in solidarity with the 34 million poor of the United States through the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. CCHD grants have supported self-help projects to provide affordable housing, create jobs, and improve communities here in our diocese and throughout our country. Help break the cycle of poverty by giving generously next weekend.
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Personal Meditation November 17th, 2002
it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his
property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one,
to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received
the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more
talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents.
But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the
ground and hid his master's money. After a long time the master of those slaves
came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five
talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, 'Master, you handed
over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.' His master said to
him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few
things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your
master.' And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, 'Master,
you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.' His
master said to him, 'Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been
trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into
the joy of your master.' Then the one who had received the one talent also came
forward, saying, 'Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you
did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and
I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.' But his
master replied, 'You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where
I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have
invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what
was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one
with the ten talents. For to all those who have, more will be given, and they
will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have
will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer
darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
Count Your Blessings
has heard the phrase “Count your blessings.” That sentence took on new
meaning and was permanently etched into the mind of a nine year old girl more
than five decades ago. She lived on a farm in Iowa.
was late November, the day before the American celebration of Thanksgiving Day,
when the little girl was being tucked into bed. “Tomorrow will be a big
day,” her mother reminded her. The little girl drifted off thinking about the
final preparations she and her mother had made for Thanksgiving dinner.
sleep ended abruptly when her father pulled her off the bed. She could see
flames penetrating through her bedroom wall. Her father threw a blanket around
her and held her close as he ran out the front door to place her on the
little girl watched the snapping, fiery inferno sending bursts of sparks into
the night sky. In a short time the entire house caved into a heap of smoldering
ashes with terrible finality.
lost our home, but we’re all safe and well, having Thanksgiving dinner with
people we love,” her mother said as if she had read the little girl’s mind.
“We can make a new home, but a family can’t be replaced. We do have much to
be thankful for,” she added.
the little girl heaped her plate with scrumptious food, her nine year old mind
focused on the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It was no longer merely a holiday,
but a time to count her blessings and give thanks.
Thought for the Day
A person who is to be