© copyright stannes4/2000
January 26th, 2003
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
Page 2 Top
Our Weekly Offering
January 18/19 $ 5,684.
Month’s Total $16,485.
Month’s Average $ 5,495.
Mailed in, thank you
WEEKLY AVERAGE COMPARISONS:
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.
Top page 4
Top Page 6
MONDAY Heb 9:15,24-28 Ps 98:1-6 Mk 3:22-30
TUES. Heb 10:1-10 Ps 40:2,4,7-8,10-11 Mk 3:31-35
WED. Heb 10:11-18 Ps 110:1-4 Mk 4:1-20
THURS. Heb 10:19-25 Ps 24:1-4ab,5-6 Mk 4:21-25
FRIDAY Heb 10:32-39 Ps 37:3-6,23-24,39-40 Mk 4:26-34
SATURDAY Heb 11:1-2,8-19 (Ps)Lk 1:69-75 Mk 4:35-41
SUNDAY - THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD Mal
3:1-4 Ps 24:7-10 Heb 2:14-18 Lk 2:22-40
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 .
is Open House for all parents of the Religious Education Program.
Parents are to meet in Chapel Hall at 11 a.m.
CLASS today. Children and their
families will be attending Family Communion Breakfast.
· Tickets for Valentine’s Dance (Feb. 15) will be sold after all Masses Feb. 2nd & 10th.
· Dance meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29th at the convent at 7 p.m. sharp! We need more people on the committee. Please volunteer your time and attend this meeting.
· January 30th - New Confirmation classes begin for public school 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Center #3. First night of class (Introduction to the preparation) children will stay from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please be on time or they will have to stay later.
· First Penance Concert is changed from Feb. 9th to Feb. 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in church. Children must attend with parents.
Villa Roma Trip - First week
of July plan your vacation. It’s a
family resort in the Catskills. Price
includes transportation, food, indoor/outdoor adult and teen activities, evening
shows, babysitting. If interested
call Sr. Alberta at 659-1794.
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.
Top Page 7
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
Pope Urges Catholic School Upbringing
given by Associated Press (1/19/03)
Pope John Paul II urged
Catholics on Sunday to send their children to Catholic Schools, saying the
education will help the young confront the “big questions of existence”.
The Pope made the comments during his regular Sunday appearance to
pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square.
Among those gathered this week were students and teachers from several
Catholic schools in Rome. “While I
thank those who live and work in Catholic schools, I hope that every family has
the concrete possibility of choosing for their children this type of school”,
the Pope said.
Blessing of the Throats
Feast of St. Blase is Monday, February 3rd.
There will be a general
blessing of the throats at all Masses the weekend of February 1st/2nd.
Anyone wishing an individual blessing of the throats can attend the 7
a.m. and 9 a.m. Masses on the Feast Day itself.
Baby, it’s cold outside...but Spring and Summer are just around the corner, and we all know what that means...St. Anne’s Festival will be here before you know it!! So, let’s plan ahead. The Festival will be held on July 25, 26, and 27, 2003.
The Festival Committee is starting to look for volunteers, any age, before you make your vacation plans. We need volunteers to help make this another successful year. We want you to join us right from the start, as we have a lot of fun meeting and working with all of our family members that we don’t get a chance to spend more time with. It’s not just work. It’s sharing ideas and being committed to each other as a family. So, please join our team. We need you! Sign up sheets are in the back of church or at the rectory.
Welcome to our
We welcome the following new members to our family of St. Anne’s through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Daniel Gelcich, Henry Gomes, Brian Schade, David Hojnowski
As they begin their new life of grace, please remember them in your prayers.
Top Page 8
Page 9 Top
January 26th, 2003
3:1-5, 10, 1 Cor 7:29-31, Mk 1:14-20
John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee and began preaching the Good News of
God. He said, "The time has come; the kingdom of God is at hand. Change
your ways and believe the Good News."
Jesus was walking along the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother
Andrew casting a net in the lake, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to
them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people." At once, they
left their nets and followed him. Jesus went a little farther on and saw James
and John, the sons of Zebedee; they were in their boat mending their nets.
Immediately, Jesus called them and they followed him, leaving their father
Zebedee in the boat with the hired men.
word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time." This is, of course, because,
the first time around, Jonah fled from the Lord, refusing the mission to preach
repentance to Nineveh. But the Lord pursued him, through the dramatic storm,
which resulted in Jonah's being cast overboard, and through the great fish,
which swallowed the reluctant prophet and spewed him on the soil of Nineveh.
Here he stands, in today's reading, freshly regurgitated, now attentive to the
Word that missions him. By way of contrast, the disciples Jesus calls need no
second invitation. All of them,-Peter, Andrew, James and John-left everything
immediately to follow Jesus. Or so it seems. For, after a few years, they all
will need a second time for the word of the Lord to come to them. Now, since
they are not yet fully aware of the cost of following Jesus, they are
when the cross looms, they will abandon and deny him. But the word of the Lord
does come to them a second time, speaking of peace, recommisioning them to
service and witness. Praise the God then whose missioning word comes a second, a
third, a fourth time to send reluctant prophets and renew the call of wavering
* * * * *
God, our Father,
you are the source of all
life and goodness. Lead us in the way of your commandments. May we always do
what pleases you, in thought, word, and deed. We ask this through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever, and ever. Amen.