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May 26th, 2002

Holy Trinity Sunday


Schedule of Masses Week of  May 27th - June 2nd, 2002



Requested for

Requested by

Mon.May 27th

7 A.M.

For the People of the Parish


9 A.M.

Liv/Dec Members of Padre Pio Group

Frances Spazian

Tues.May 28th

7 A.M.

Ella Mae Nidowicz

Anthony and Lanelle Picinich



Liv Father Victor P. Kennedy

Theresa Lattanzi, Fran M., and Fran S.

Wed.May 29th


Mary Ostrowski

Hedy Mocarski



Harry J. Berger



7 PM

Gertrude Zirk

Marie Pianese

Thurs.May 30th


Edmund Hannon

Daria & Steve Krawczeniuk



Dolores Quintanna


Fri. May 31st


Grace Angelo

Mary Mohlman



Liv Frances Spazian

Fran M.

Sat. June 1st

9 A.M.

John & Mary Staranka



6 P.M.

Ralph J. DeBenedetto




John Hanley

Josefina Barcelo & Family

Sun. June 2nd


Mary Cerosky

Ann & Frances



Kyle Murphy

Marge & Steve Lypen



Frank Otersen



12 Noon

Monica Keenan

Keenen Family


Sanctuary Gifts May 26th - June 1st, 2002 


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Emma Hollingsworth

Rita Rinyak

Altar Bread

Fred Makofka

Mr & Mrs. Michael Makofka

Sanctuary Lamp

Frank Tango

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Makofka

Altar Candles

Karen DelGiorno

Lorraine Dewan

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill

People will remain on sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:
Lester Infante, Florence Cirone, Rose Certo, Rose Renton, Ann Palmieri, Angelica Krajnik, and Barbara Scocco.

Vocation reflections

In the Gospel, Jesus tells Nicodemus that “God did not send the son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” Under the inspiration of the Spirit, the Church continues its ministry of compassion and forgiveness, which calls us to be a people of peace and love. Perhaps the Lord is calling you to participate in the ministry of compassion 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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The Gospel today is sometimes called “the Gospel in miniature” because it concisely sums up the entire Gospel message. In even more condensed form, “God loved...God gave...,” it is the standard for stewardship, we give because we love.

May  2002
May 18/19                               $4,335.
Month’s Total                         $15,922. 
Month’s Average                      $5,307.
Mailed in                                     $197.

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. 

  Newly Ordained

Most Rev. John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, will ordain Deacon Jorge Acosta to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Newark next Saturday, May 25th at 10 a.m. Please remember him in a very special way in your prayers as he enters his retreat of preparation this week.
St. Anne’s Parish has been blessed this past year by the presence of Deacon Jorge. He generously shared his knowledge and spirituality with those who participated in our RCIA Program and through his touching homilies. Anyone wishing to attend his ordination, please sign up for the bus at the rectory. 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. 

“St. Anne” Festival 2002

St. Anne’s Festival is set for the weekend of July 26th, 27th, 28th. There will be food, entertainment and games for both children and adults. 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! If you’re interested, please pick up a form from the church vestibule. New faces are welcome! 

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Men and women ages 21-99 are invited to attend the Adult RESEARCH Retreat on the weekend of May 31-June 2, at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center, 499 Belgrove Drive in Kearny, NJ. The SEARCH Weekend provides adults a chance to step back from the rigors and demands of life and focus on their relationship with God, the power and love of Christ and the presence of Christ Jesus within a faith community. Cost of $75 includes meals and materials. Time is short. Please register by this weekend (Friday, May 24). For more information, call Fr. Mike Joly at 201-998-0088.

Honor Cardinal McCarrick with RENEW!
Theodore Cardinal McCarrick will be the guest of honor at RENEW International’s Dinner Gala on the center stage at the beautiful New Jersey Performing Arts Center on June 4th. You can honor this great priest who led our archdiocese and supports RENEW’s work of spiritual renewal in parishes around the country and the world. For more information about attending the Gala or placing a journal ad, please call Jose Hernandez at 908-769-5400 x112 or visit .

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.

Annulment Information Evening
An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th. 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. This evening of information will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul R.C. Church at 404 Hudson Street in Hoboken at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.

Italy Pilgrimage
Open invitation to join Father Will Roger Malave, of the St. Joseph Center in Ohio, and a group from St. Joseph on a trip including Rome, Vatican, audience with Pope John Paul, Montecassino, Pompeii, Padre Pio, Lanciano, plus a side trip to Assisi or Florence - September 29-October 7th - $1650/per person. FREE brochure, Call Now, LIMITED Seating. Dan & Theresa (330) 343-3513 or e-mail .

           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 .

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:   ____________________________________________

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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




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MONDAY 1pt 1:3-9 Ps 111:1-2,5-6,9-10 Mk 10:17-27
TUES. 1pt 1:10-16 Ps 98:1-4 Mk 10:28-31
WED. 1pt 1:18-25 Ps 147:12-15,19-20 Mk 10:32-45
THURS.1Pt 2:2-5,9-12 Ps 100:2-5 Mk 10:46-52
FRIDAY Zep 3:14-18 Ps Is 12:2-3,4bcd,5-6 Lk 1:39-56
SATURDAY Jude 17,20b-25 Ps 63:2-6 Mk 11:27-33
NEXT SUNDAY - THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Dt 8:2-3,14b-16a Ps 147:12-15,19-20 1cor 10:16-17 Jn 6:51-58

Track Dinner

There will be a dinner held on Friday, May 31st at 6 p.m. for St. Anne’s Track Team. It will be held in St. Anne’s Church Auditorium.

Regarding Wills
“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.

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.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 th 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.

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Personal Meditation 

May 26th, 2002
Holy Trinity Sunday


“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ”Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
Most Holy Trinity
Jn 3:16-18

Psalm 86:15
Pursued by Mercy
An elderly man lived alone in a small rural community. Not much was known about him except that he was filled with bitterness and resentment. The few who knew his circumstances said his bitterness and resentment were justified.
When he was younger, his beloved wife died while giving birth to their only child. Shortly after the wife’s death, his child died from complications related to the birth. “He has reason to be bitter,” some justified.
After the two losses, the man became reclusive. He worked but had no known family or friends. He did not attend church and did not participate in any civic functions. In his mid seventies, when he was carried out of his small home to die in a hospital, no one visited. No flowers or cards were sent. He would die alone.
However, a student nurse in the hospital sensed the man’s deep loneliness and spent time with him in spite of his protests with “Go away. Leave me alone.” She came into his room and greeted him warmly every day. Sometimes she stepped quickly into the room, smiled at him, and departed. At night she tucked him in. All the while, however, he continued to protest her attention.
The student nurse remained faithful and pursued the elderly man with mercy. On the night of his death, she was at his bedside holding his gnarled old hand. Shortly before he died, tears formed in his eyes as he looked at the student nurse. For the first time in possibly forty or fifty years, he responded emotionally to another human being and said, “God bless you!”
It is worth remembering that our acts of mercy can penetrate the hardest shell. While our acts of mercy cannot undo life’s cruelties, they can soften the blow and allow hope to emerge. It is through our actions that God’s mercy, love, and patience become real to others.

Thought for the Day 
We all have enough strength to bear the misfortunes of others.

Memorial Day
We will be celebrating Memorial Day Monday, May 27th. This is a very special day in the history of our country as we take a moment to remember all those men and women who sacrificed their lives in the past. And let’s not forget those who are presently defending our country in Afghanistan for the Right of Freedom.
Just a reminder: As on all other holidays of this nature, we will have one concelebrated Mass at 9 a.m. To gather as a parish family to pray for these souls before we head to our celebratory barbecues, and outings.