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January 5th, 2003
Epiphany of the Lord
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
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WEEKLY AVERAGE COMPARISONS:
HOUR FOR PRIESTS
HOLY HOUR WILL RESUME JANUARY 7TH!!
Every Tuesday the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed in the church from 3 to 4 p.m.
It is 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.
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.
Caldwell College offers adult students a variety of programs to help complete a bachelor degree. Registration is open for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters for 2003. “On Campus” evening classes meet on a secure suburban campus; “External Degree” offers home study, no class attendance required. Call 973-618-3385, for appointment information and/or admission packet.
St. Anne’s Seniors’ next meeting will be held on Monday, January 13th at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. All are welcome.
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
· January 12th - First Reconciliation parent meeting in Chapel Hall at 1 p.m. Please be on time. There will be no make-up meeting.
· January 19th - New Confirmation parent meeting in Chapel Hall at 1 p.m.. Please be on time. There will be no make-up meeting.
· January 26th - Open House 11:30 am.-12:30 p.m. Come and visit your child’s teacher and receive report card. Pick up your child at 11:30 and return to visit classes.
· January 30th - New Confirmation classes begin for public school 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Center #3.
· The Religious Education Program will be sponsoring a trip to Villa Roma in the Catskills in July. The purpose of this ad is to find out how many people would be interested. It is a family resort. The price includes accommodations, food, indoor/outdoor recreation, night entertainment and transportation. Children have their own daily programs while parents can enjoy the day. If you’re interested, please contact Sister Alberta at 201-659-1794. If at least 25 to 30 people are interested, Sister Alberta will go ahead and get prices.
Don’t Drink The Water
Peter’s Preparatory will present Woody Allens’ Don’t
Drink The Water on Friday, January 3rd and
Saturday, January 4th at 8 p.m. and Sunday,
January 5th at 2 p.m. in The Roy Irving Theater at St. Peter’s College.
Student admission is $6.00; adult admission is $8.00.
For further information call 201-547-6400.
Come as you are to listen, to reflect and to pray...Prayer, Quiet Time, Group and Individual Meetings. Discernment Retreat Weekend for Women from February 21st at 7:30 p.m. through February 22nd at 8 p.m. at Xavier Center in Convent Station, NJ. For more information, call Sister Maryanne Tracey at 973-290-5331 or e-mail MTracey611@aol.com - visit us at www.SCNJ.org. Free-will offering for the weekend.
The next meeting for St. Anne’s Padre Pio Prayer Group will be Saturday, January 13th with prayers in church at 2 p.m. followed by meeting in CHAPEL HALL. All are welcome.
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MONDAY 1Jn 3:22-4:6 Ps 2:7-8,10-11 Mt 4:12-17,23-25
TUES. 1Jn 4:7-10 Ps 72:2-4ab,7-8 Mk 6:34-44
WED. 1Jn 4:11-18 Ps 72:2,10-13 Mk 6:45-52
THURS. 1Jn 4:19-5:4 Ps 72:2,14,15bc,17 Lk 4:14-22a
FRIDAY 1Jn 5:5-13 Ps 147:12-15,19-20 Lk 5:12-16
SATURDAY 1Jn 5:14-21 Ps 149:1-6a,9b Jn 3:22-30
SUNDAY - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Is
42:1-4,6-7 Ps 29:1a,2,3ac-4,3b,9b-10 Acts 10:34-38
Finance Committee Meeting
There will be a Finance Committee Meeting held on Monday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory. Please pick up your finance packet this weekend. Thank you.
St. Anne’s Annual Parish Auction is just around the corner. It will be on Sunday, March 2nd at 1 p.m. in the church auditorium from 1-6 p.m. Doors will open at 12 noon. Contributions to buy the larger gifts and donations of new gifts would be very much appreciated. Any donations given can be dropped off at the rectory marked “Parish Auction”. Thank you.
Catholic International High School Students in Need of Catholic Families
Youth Exchange Services (YES), a non-profit international and educational organization fostering goodwill, love and friendship among nations, is in need of Catholic families all over the United States who would like to host during a second semester or one school year (9 months) well educated 15 to 18 years old Catholic high school students from Asia, Europe and Latin America. The students are carefully screened and oriented before arrival; they speak fairly good English, have excellent medical insurance and bring their own spending money.
Host families are asked to provide a bed, meals and to accept the student as their own son or daughter. This is a great, enriching and unforgettable experience for everyone in the family. For detailed information, please contact: (YES), 1600 Dove St., Suite 460, Newport Beach, CA 92660 or phone (800) 848-2121.
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 this month for
couples wishing to attend their special liturgy.
Annulment Information Evening
An Annulment Information evening is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2003. 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 St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, (Parish Center), 60 Byrd Avenue, Bloomfield at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.
Spirituality, Theology and Scripture
of Saint Elizabeth will hold its Eleventh Annual Spirituality Convocation on April
4, 2003 and its Summer Institute in Theology, Spirituality and
Scripture, July 13-24.
These programs will feature excellent presenters, classes, workshops and
opportunities for prayer and spiritual growth.
Please call the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the
College at 973-290-4300/4364 for detailed brochures or please visit our website
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Would you like to pray and reflect with others as you enter the eve of the Year 2002? Spend New Year’s Eve at Saint Walburga Monastery in Elizabeth from 4 p.m. on Tuesday to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Donation $50. For more information, please contact Sister Marita Funke, OSB, 908-353-3028.
Dr. Martin Luther King
Our Lady Queen of Angels Ministers of Victory and the Archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Affairs cordially invite you to our Seventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration on Saturday, January 18th with Mass beginning at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Queen of Angels Church, 44 Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark. Main Celebrant and Homilist: The Most Reverend Moses B. Anderson, S.S.E.,D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit. For additional information, please call 973-497-4340.
Perennial Productions is proud to announce its 2nd season at the beautiful Tides Estate in North Haledon. The company’s 2003 offerings will include: “The Odd Couple”, “Swingtime Canteen”, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, and “She Love Me”.
The individual ticket
price of $42.00 will remain the same, as will the group rate of $39.00 for any
group of 10 or more. In addition to
individual and group ticket sales, we will now be
offering a subscription rate of $151.00 (a discount of 10%) when you purchase
tickets for all four shows.
To become a subscriber, or for any other questions you may have about season offerings, call 1-800-414-9721.
Odd Couple” - February 19 to March 27, 2003
Canteen” - April 2 to May 29, 2003
Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” - September 9 to October 30, 2003
Loves Me” - November 7 to December 17, 2003.
Certificates available for both subscriptions and individual show tickets.
Give us a call at 800-414-9721!
Holy Name Communion Breakfast
On Sunday, February 2nd, St. Anne’s Holy Name Society will be sponsoring their annual Family Communion Breakfast immediately following the 9 a.m. Mass
There will be further information, such as the cost, published in the bulletin after the holidays.
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January 5th, 2003
60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13,
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6, Matthew 2:1-12 (20)
are first and foremost recipients of the light who are challenged to penetrate
darkness. Today's readings understand community members as the bearers of gifts
to others. To share one's gift is to overcome the darkness and usher in the
the gloomy days after the exile, the prophet we call Third Isaiah sought to
energize his Judean community. In this world of despair the one point of light
is Jerusalem because God's presence illuminates it. The intensity of this light
attracts foreign nations. They not only see God's glory but become Yahweh's
missionaries carrying the message to distant peoples, opening up the treasures
of Israel's faith to others.
author of Ephesians speaks of Paul as a steward who was entrusted with God's
great plan for all of humanity. The Gentiles have received the Spirit and are
partners with Israel in the covenant responses. As a steward, Paul is compelled
to share this divine insight with others.
writes at a critical moment in the life of the community. Many Gentiles were
entering the community, but many Jews were leaving (see Matthew 21:42-43).
Matthew tells the story of the astrologers in order to show that the admission
of the Gentiles is part of God's plan. The pagan astrologers are the first to
come and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews. The Jewish leadership
rejects this king. The story eases community tensions.
celebration of Epiphany demands that the Christian raise the question: Who
experiences darkness and needs light? Instead of formulating a grandiose scheme
to evangelize the atheists, the modern believer is well advised to search closer
to home. If there are members of the family who suffer economic hardship, light
takes the form of financial and emotional support. If there are people at work
who suffer from chemical dependency, light takes the shape of encouragement to
seek professional help. If there are persons in our faith community who have
doubts, light takes the appearance of sharing their pain and attempting to aid
them through the crisis. In these and similar situations the message of Epiphany
is clear: Share the light.