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November 17th, 2002

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Schedule of Masses Week of November 18th - November 24th , 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon Nov. 18th

7 A.M.

Socorro Kennedy

Nora Browne & Family


Liv Frances & Bruno Spazian

Angela & Ennio

Tues Nov. 19th

7 A.M.

Pasquale Fusco

Teresa Fusco



Augustino Pollio


Wed Nov. 20th


Loretta Melroy




Dec Members of McMahon Family



7 P.M.

Susan Fickett

Robert Fickett

Thurs Nov. 21st


Luisa Altomonte

Daughters Agnes & Josephine



Caroline Goglia

Frances & Angela

Fri. Nov. 22nd


Karen DelGiorno




Annunziata & Ceasar Grieco

Salati Family

Sat. Nov. 23rd

9 A.M.

James Mocarski


6 P.M.

William Offerman



For the People of the Parish


Sun. Nov. 24th


Rose Pesce Kikela & Gidesh Shaw
  9 AM Live/Dec Members of Hanley Family Family


Christine Jurek  

12 PM

Jennie & Charles Reilly Family


Sanctuary Gifts November 17th - November 23rd  2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Lester Infante

Amanda & Chris Peterson

Altar Bread

Lester Infante

Amanda & Chris Peterson

Sanctuary Lamp

Mary Mohlman

Margaret Schubert

Altar Candles

Mary Mohlman

Nellie Gomez

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill
 Dolores Becker, and Angelica Krajnik.

Vocation reflections

As the master in today’s Gospel gave to his servants, we have all been given so many gifts and so much that we are called to share with the world.  Use all that God has given you to work for the Kingdom of God as a Priest, or Religious 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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They are happy who fear the Lord, who use their gifts and talents in the service of one another, especially the poor and the needy.  They shall be known as children of the light, and will be ready for the Lord’s return.

November  2002
November9/10                   $4,756.
Month’s Total                   $10,416.
Month’s Average                $5,208.
Mailed in                                $389.     

We thank you!

Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘02 Monthly Avg.
October          $6,200                   $5,439.

November      $5,654.                

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. 


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

 Registration will begin in January 2003 for couples wishing to attend their special liturgy.

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We will have a special Thanksgiving Mass on Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m.  This is the time when we appeal to your generosity to support the St. Vincent DePaul Society of our parish, our source of financial assistance for those who are in need and approach us throughout the year for aid.  We humbly request that you bring to this Thanksgiving Mass a non-perishable item (food) so that we may distribute them in food baskets for the needy of our area.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, Mass will be concelebrated with one Mass at 9 A.M.

Food Pantry Needs Your Help

At the end of the school year, the first grade students of Miss Pisani’s class raised over $75 to buy canned goods for the needy of our parish, which tells us that we are teaching our children to be good Stewards.

The canned goods we receive at Thanksgiving will help  replenish our Food Pantry.  Since the size of our Food Pantry is limited, money donations or Grocery Certificates will be used to purchase more food as we need it. 

St. Anne’s School has a Grocery Certificate Program as a yearly fundraiser, if you wish to purchase certificates.  By donating your Grocery Certificates through the School (available any time), you would be helping the school and the needy of our Parish. 

Any donations can be dropped off at the rectory at any time.  

International Adoption

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 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

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   All are welcome.

Home Blessing

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.

Helping Hands

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

NEXT SUNDAY - CHRIST THE KING Ez 34:11-12,15-17 Ps 23:1-3,5-6 1Cor 15:20-26,28 Mt 25:31-46


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.  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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From Generation To Generation, We Share Our Faith

DID YOU KNOW...The Golden Jubilee of Saint Anne’s Parish occurred in the Marian Year, 1954, the 100th Anniversary of the Definition of the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, significant since Saint Anne was the Mother of Mary, the Mother of God.

DID YOU KNOW… On June 25, 1908, four children graduated from Saint Anne’s School (3 girls and 1 boy).  One of the girls, Theresa McMurren, became Sister Grace DePaul of the Sisters of Charity.

Do you have some information about Saint Anne’s that you could share?  One of our parishioners sent a great letter to Father Vic recalling her days as a student at Saint Anne’s during the 1950’s.  This kind of information is invaluable as we gather material for the 100th Anniversary Journal/History.

Remember that the Suggestion Box is still in the vestibule of the church...if you have an idea for an event to celebrate the Anniversary of our Parish, please share it with the Committee.

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


- 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.

  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.

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  07644.

Second Collection

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 

Personal Meditation November 17th, 2002

Mt 25:14-30

"For 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.'

Psalm 92:1

Count Your Blessings

Everyone 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.

It 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.

Her 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 snow-covered grass.

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.
The next day the girl and her family, all in borrowed clothing, shared Thanksgiving dinner with relatives. As they bowed their heads for the prayer of thanks, the little girl wondered how she could be thankful. Her home and everything in it were gone.

“We’ve 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.

As 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 happy
must actively enjoy his blessings.