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February 9th, 2003
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
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Our Weekly Offering
February 1/2 $ 5,522.
Month’s Total $ 5,522.
Month’s Average $ 5,522.
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.
Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
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
Liturgy Committee Meeting
There is a scheduled Liturgy Committee Meeting for Monday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory. All are asked to attend to discuss upcoming events involving the Liturgy. Lent is only around the corner!
Cathedral Concert Series
A concert will be given by
the North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club (all-male African-American chorus) Sunday,
Feb. 16th at 4 pm in the Cathedral Basilica. Suggested donation
$10. For more information call 973-484-2400. All are welcome.
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MONDAY Gn 1:1-19 Ps 104:1-2,5-6,10,12,24,35 Mk 6:53-56
TUES. Gn 1:20-2:4a Ps 8:4-9 Mk 7:1-13
WED. Gn 2:4b-9,15-17 Ps 104:1-2,27-30 Mk 7:14-23
THURS. Gn 2:18-25 Ps 128:1-5 Mk 7:24-30
FRIDAY Gn 3:1-8 Ps 32:1-2,5-7 Mk 7:31-37
SATURDAY Gn 3:9-24 Ps 90:2-6,12-13 Mk 8:1-10
SUNDAY - 6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Lv
13:1-2,44-46 Ps 32:1-2,5,11 1Cor 10:31-11:1 Mk 1:40-45
Thanks to Maureen Corcoran of the Mayor’s Action Bureau, there will be a bus going to the Shop-Rite in Jersey City stopping at Nelson Ave. & Congress St. at 10 a.m. 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. Please mark your calendars and take advantage of this service and tell your friends. Please be punctual as the bus will only stay for 5 minutes and then proceed to Muhlenberg and Hague Street Senior Locations.
Disaster Relief Fund
Archbishop John J. Myers has continued to provide assistance to those affected by the Sept. 11th tragedy within the Archdiocese of Newark. If you or anyone you know in our parish needs assistance from this fund, please contact Carmel Galasso at the Hudson County Parish Access Center 201-798-9958 or stop at the rectory.
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
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. We encourage you to attend our next meeting that will be on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 P.M. in Parish Center #4.
Parent Meeting today 10-11:15 a.m. Please come to plan for your child.
- Valentine Dance, Feb. 15th. Tickets are on sale in CCD Office, Rectory or this weekend at all Masses. It will be a great night.
- NO CLASS Feb. 16th- President’s weekend.
- Confirmation Classes on Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Feb. 23rd - Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony 9 a.m. Mass. Parents and Sponsors must attend. Sponsors Meeting 1 p.m. in Chapel Hall.
- Confirmation Conferences
begin Monday, Feb. 10th. Dates have
been given to the candidates. Please
check with them. Please bring $5 for March 30th concert.
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From Generation To Generation, We Share Our Faith
Saint Anne’s 100th Anniversary News
Parishioners are asking, “How do I contribute to the Centennial Fund?” At the request of the Centennial Committee, Father Vic has established a special Centennial Fund. Our goal is to raise $100,000 to completely renovate the Parish Auditorium to have it ready for the Anniversary Celebrations. We hope to complete the Fundraiser within 100 days. You will soon be receiving a letter with the exact dates of the Drive and the details of the plan. We are still looking for Memorabilia...Do you have First Communion pictures, Wedding pictures, Confirmation pictures? We will scan and then return originals to you. All pictures so far submitted have already been returned to owners. These pictures will be used for displays and possibly for the Anniversary Book. Thanks to all who have already sent in their pictures. We’re off to a great start.
us pray together that the Faith we share will continue to grow.”
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February 2nd, 2003
7:1-4, 6-7, 1Cor 9:16-19, 22-23, Mk 1:29-39
leaving the synagogue, Jesus went to the home of Simon and Andrew with James and
John. As Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with fever, they immediately told
him about her. Jesus went to her and taking her by the hand, raised her up. The
fever left her and she began to wait on them. That evening at sundown, people
brought to Jesus all the sick and those who had evil spirits: the whole town was
pressing around the door. Jesus healed many who had various diseases, and drove
out many demons; but he did not let them speak, for they knew who he was.
early in the morning, before daylight, Jesus went off to a lonely place where he
prayed. Simon and the others went out, too, searching for him; and when they
found him they said, "Everyone is looking for you." Then Jesus
answered, "Let's go to the nearby villages so that I may preach there too;
for that is why I came."
Jesus set out to preach in all the synagogues throughout Galilee; he also cast
healing of Simon's mother-in-law shows how Jesus manifests his care and concern
for those who are close to him, for those who follow him. While his ministry is
meant to be universal, nonetheless the "personal touch" of healing
affirmation is well maintained. To be with Jesus is to experience grace and
blessings not only for ourselves but also for our loved ones. Jesus' friendship
is not exclusive but inclusive. To be a companion of Jesus is to expand our
horizon of relationship. The gospel narrative ends up with Jesus praying very
early in the morning and the call to preach the Gospel to other areas. Prayer
makes us realize that one part of our life is grounded on ministry, in our
contact with people, preaching and healing, whereas another part of ourselves is
rooted on solitude and silence. This is the source of Jesus' power and energy.
Jesus' communion and intimacy with His Father is the foundation of His ministry.
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daughter of God, dearest Saint Scholastica, your love was stronger than
adherence to rule, and God heard your prayer because of your great faith. Pray
likewise for all those who have received the gift of prayer and charity. Teach
us to live by the law of love. Remind us to pray and to trust in God's care for
us. Ask the Lord to send us the grace to be always people of prayer and to do
our work with reverence and creativity. And implore God's kindness upon all
families, that they may grow closer in love and trust of one another. This we
ask through Jesus our Lord, God's incarnate Word. Amen.
Sister of Saint Benedict, Scholastica became a nun and lived near Montecassino
under her brother's direction. She is regarded as the first Benedictine nun.