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January 19th, 2003
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
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Our Weekly Offering
January 11/12 $ 4,767.
Month’s Total $10,801.
Month’s Average $ 5,400.
Mailed in, thank you
WEEKLY AVERAGE COMPARISONS:
January $5,657. $6,034.
HOUR FOR PRIESTS
TO FATHER JULIO ROMAN’S ABSENCE, HOLY HOUR WILL BE CANCELLED FOR JANUARY AND
WILL RESUME ON MARCH 4TH!
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.
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: (Please come to the rectory to register.)
March 23, 2003 - 3:00 p.m. 5 & 25 Years Deadline to register: March 12th
April 6, 2003 - 3:00 p.m. 50 Years Deadline to register: March 26th
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MONDAY Heb 5:1-10 Ps 110:1-4 Mk 2:18-22
TUES. Heb 6:10-20 Ps 111:1-2,4-5,9,10c Mk 2:23-28
WED. Heb 7:1-3,15-17 Ps 110:1-4 Mk 3:1-6
THURS. Heb 7:25-8:6 Ps 40:7-10,17 Mk 3:7-12
FRIDAY Heb 8:6-13 Ps 85:8,10-14 Mk 3:13-19
SATURDAY Acts 22:3-16 Ps 117:1-2 Mk 16:15-18
SUNDAY - 3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Jon
3:1-5,10 Ps 25:4-9 1Cor 7:29-31 Mk 1:14-20
An Annulment information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, February 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 The Archdiocesan Center, Auditorium A, 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.
Preparatory School: Come live the Oratory experience at our OPEN HOUSE on
Sunday, February 2nd from 3-5 p.m. Oratory
is a Catholic college preparatory day school for boys in grades 7-12.
The main school building is located at One
Beverly Road, Summit, New Jersey, off Morris Avenue.
For further information call 908-273-5771, ext. 11 or visit us at www.oratoryprep.org .
· Confirmation parent meeting TODAY in Chapel Hall at 1 p.m.. Please be on time. All must attend this meeting. There will be no make-up meeting. Candidates do not come.
· Next Sunday is Open House. Come meet your child’s teacher and receive report cards. Parents are to be here at 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. you will be sent to classrooms.
of Parent Conferences for First Penance have been sent home.
Please check with your child. Please keep your appointment.
It was given according to time given to me.
January 30th - New Confirmation classes begin for public school 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Center #3. Parents, please make sure candidates are here on time and attend every week. If they miss 3 classes, they will have to wait for next group.
St. Anne’s School will be celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week January 27th –31st. Throughout the week students and teachers will participate in special activities and invite parents/guardians to observe.
We will have a second collection the weekend of January 25/26 for St. Anne’s Education Fund to kick off Catholic Schools’ Week. This fund was established a few years ago to assist with the education of St. Anne’s School children.
Night at the Races
Mark your calendar!! Only $10 for entry, dinner and FUN! St. Aloysius Elementary School (West Side and Kensington Aves.) in Jersey City on Saturday, February 1st. Doors open after 5:30 p.m. Mass - Post-time 7:30 p.m. - School cafeteria entrance from West Side Avenue. For information/reservations call St. Al’s Rectory at 201-433-6365.
This event is sponsored by the Holy Name Society and Filipino American Association of St. Aloysius Parish.
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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
Marriage Enrichment Experience
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could keep the Christmas spirit going all year round? All too often it seems to melt away right after New Year’s Day. Sometimes the magic in our relationship melts away with the holiday cheer. Don’t want this to happen to you? You can enrich your marriage during a winter weekend experience January 31st-February 2nd, 2003. In the comfortable surroundings of Summerfield Suites, you and your spouse can rediscover the joy and magic of your marriage through a Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information and to register, please contact Jim & Pat Detura at 201-384-8497 or call 1-800-823-4683.
St. Anne’s auditorium has been out-of-service for a few weeks to enable a new floor to be laid down. Stop by and look at the beautiful enlightened improvement. Continued improvements (painting) will hopefully be happening soon.
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January 19th, 2003
9:1-6, Eph 1:3-6, 15-18, Mt 18:1-5, 10
Feast of Saint Niño
disciples came to Jesus and asked him, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom
Jesus called a little child, set the child in the midst of the disciples, and
said, "I assure you that unless you change and become like little children,
you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes lowly like this child is
the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, and whoever receives such a child in my
name receives me.
that you do not despise any of these little ones, for I tell you: their angels
in heaven continually see the face of my heavenly Father."
you change and become like little children"... Jesus asks for nothing more
than our acceptance of the deepest truth about ourselves. No matter how much we
possess, how much our power or high position allows us to manage reality, how
much apparent influence we have over our own destinies or the lives of others,
the truth of the matter is: we are not in control. Every moment, we receive our
existence from God. Everything we have and are is a gift. We are creatures,
absolutely dependent on God for all. Before God, we are like little children,
not like powerful grown-ups. But we are like little children in yet another way.
We are not only dependent; we are also cherished, as children
are cherished by a father. If we do not deeply accept our dependence and our
being loved, we will live in illusion-and ultimate frustration. Jesus invites us
to embrace our truth, and to live as dependent and trusting children.
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appreciate interpreters of languages who tear down the walls of isolation that
keep people apart. How rarely, however, do we think of ourselves as believers
who interpret, not a different language but a particular dimension of our
neighbor's relationship with God. Today's readings show us people searching for
meaning in life and "faith interpreters" unlocking the answers to
first reading is a scene from the eleventh century B.C. in which the power of
the priest Eli passes to Samuel. The scene requires a skilled interpreter. Eli
interprets for Samuel that it is the Lord who calls, and thus Eli launches
Samuel on one of Israel's most significant careers.
deals with Christians for whom casual sex with a prostitute poses no moral
problem. For the Corinthians the body was morally irrelevant since at death it
was destroyed. Thus sin existed only outside the body, in one's motive and
intention. Paul had to interpret the moral consequences of Christian faith. The
bodies of Christians continue Jesus' saving mission, thus we must be committed
to his service.
gospel is John's account of the call of the first disciples. In the company of
two of his disciples, the Baptist interprets the person of Jesus: "Look!
Here is the Lamb of God!" (John 1:36). As a result, the two disciples
decide to stay, to follow Jesus; the same happens with all the rest.
we meet people who may not be aware of their gifts. At other times, they may be
too shy to use their talents. In these circumstances believers can translate the
presence of gifts as an indication of their use on behalf of the community and
encourage the talented to step forward. Believers are more than the reciters of
doctrines and formulas. Believers are interpreters.