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American Family Association is joining others in an effort to pass a Constitutional Amendment protecting the Pledge of Allegiance and our national motto, "In God We Trust." This proposed Constitutional Amendment is sponsored in the House (H.J. Res 108) by Rep. Chip Pickering and in the Senate (S.J. Res 43) by Senator Trent Lott. It will protect our Pledge of Allegiance and national motto, and will prohibit judges from declaring them illegal. Please support this effort by signing a petition which will go directly to the House and the Senate.
WePledge.com is trying to secure ten million signatures for the Constitutional Amendment to save the Pledge of Allegiance and our National Motto. This would be the most people to sign a petition in history! Help save our Pledge of Allegiance and National Motto! Please sign the petition and forward it on to others. To sign the petition and for more information, go to www.wepledge.com.
March 16th, 2003
2nd Sunday of Lent
Pray For Those Seriously Ill
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Our Weekly Offering
March 8/9 $ 5,490.
Month’s Total $ 11,232.
Month’s Average $ 5,616.
Mailed in, thank you
MONTHLY AVERAGE COMPARISONS:
HOUR FOR PRIESTS
HOLY HOUR 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.
For your convenience, a
“Flower” depository has been placed in the front of church next to the
altar. While beautifying the church
for the Easter Season through the generosity of your donation, you will also be
remembering your loved ones. On
Easter Sunday in the church vestibule, there will be a “donor” list
displayed. If you wish to have your
loved ones listed, kindly drop
off your flower envelope by April 13th.
Home & Garden Party
St. Anne’s Rosary Society will be hosting a “Home & Garden Party” on Tuesday, April 1st at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Candles, floral arrangements, frames, dinnerware, etc. are just a few of the items available for purchase. Please join us...all are welcome. Coffee and cake will be served.
Cake Sale/Flea Market
St. Anne’s Rosary Society will be holding its annual Cake Sale/Flea Market on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13th following all Masses. Please support their fundraiser by stopping by after Mass for a sweet treat, roll, or just a cup of coffee. Don’t forget to browse their flea market tables for super bargains. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Marriage Encounter Weekend
Jesus went into the desert for forty days and nights to deepen his relationship with his Father and prepare himself for the task ahead. The Church has always viewed the season of Lent as a time of renewal for the most important relationship in our lives. Wouldn’t Lent be the perfect time to renew and enrich your marital relationship?
You don’t have to go to the desert (you can stay in a comfortable hotel room), and it won’t be for forty days (only a Friday night to Sunday afternoon), but it could change your life.
You are invited to participate in a Marriage Encounter Weekend on April 4-6. Marriage Encounter: helping to make good marriages better. For more information and to register, please call Jim & Pat Detura at 1-800-823-5683 or 201-384-8497.
Archdiocesan Sesquicentennial Pilgrimage to
Archbishop John J. Myers invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal to give thanks to God for 150 years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Newark, and to ask Our Lady to bring peace to our world. Mass will be celebrated daily in Fatima and in churches and monasteries in Portugal; the Rosary will be prayed each day. The cost of $1,675.00 (double occupancy) / $2,075.00 (single occupancy) includes round-trip airfare and departure taxes, 6 nights in first class hotels, full breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation and sightseeing by private motor-coach with the services of a professional tour manager, all entrance fees, taxes and service charges, hotel baggage handling, tips to professional tour manager, city guides and motor-coach drivers. For a detailed brochure, please contact Anne Breslin at 201-261-8484. Reservations are limited and should be made quickly.
RETROUVAILLE Ministry for Troubled Marriages
Is your marriage tearing you apart? RETROUVAILE is a program of the Catholic Church designed to provide practical help and support to married couples who are in struggling relationships. The program, offered by the Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark, is three-fold and begins with a weekend experience on May 16-18. For program and fee information and registration, please contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.
High School Night
Attention 5th, 6th, 7th Graders!! High School Night is just around the corner...it’s a great opportunity to visit several High Schools in one location. What a great way to visit and interview potential schools!
April 8th St. Helen’s Parish, Westfield
April 9th Queen of Peace E.S., North Arlington
April 10th Our Lady of Sorrows, South Orange
April 15th RCAN Archdiocese Center, Newark
April 29th Ascension Parish, Paramus
April 30th Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Jersey City
May 1st Aquinas Academy, Livingston
Talk to your parents and mark your calendars for High School Nights 2003!
Saints John & Ann School
proudly presents their Spring Auction on Sunday,
March 23rd at 1:30 p.m.. They’re
located at 3044 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. Ticket price is $10.
Please call 201-653-4416 for information
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MONDAY Dn 9:4b-10 Ps 79:8-9,11,13 Lk 6:36-38
TUES. Is 1:10,16-20 Ps 50:8-9,16bc-17,21,23 Mt 23:1-12
WED. 2Sm 7:4-5a,12-14a,16 Ps 89:2-5,27,29 Rom 4:13,16-18,22 Mt 1:16,18-21,24a
Jer 17:5-10 Ps 1:1-4,6 Lk 16:19-31
FRIDAY Gn 37:3-4,12-13a,17b-28a Ps 105:16-21 Mt 21:33-43,45-46
SATURDAY Mi 7:14-15,18-20 Ps 103:1-4,9-12 Lk 15:1-3,11-32
SUNDAY - 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT
Ex 20:1-17 Ps 19:8-11 1Cor 1:22-25 Jn 2:13-25
There is a Liturgy Committee Meeting on Monday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory. (This is the real thing and is not an error!!)
St. Anne Seniors
A trip to Atlantic City has been planned for Wednesday, March 26, 2003. Cost is $11. Bus will leave from in front of St. Anne’s Church at 9 a.m. We are going to the Sands Casino.
College of St. Elizabeth -Spirituality Convocation at the
All are invited to the Spirituality Convocation at the College of St. Elizabeth on April 5th. This is a great opportunity to hear excellent presentations, attend workshops, an participate in the Eucharist. This is a great way to spend a day for your spiritual enrichment during the Lenten Season. Please call (973) 290-4300/4364 for a brochure, or visit their website at www.csespirit.org.
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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
· Contact Sister Alberta in the CCD Office at 201-659-1794 or at the Convent 201-963-0998 if you’re interested in the Villa Roma trip June 22nd-27th, 5 nights/6 days. Price includes: hotel accommodations, meals, activities, night entertainment, tips, tax and transportation - Adults: $540 + $40 transportation; Children up to 3 yrs. are free; 4 to 10 $150 + $40 transportation; 11 to 17 $175 + $40 transportation
· Confirmation classes in session on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.
· March 16th - First Communion meeting from 10-11:15 a.m. in Chapel Hall. Please be on time!
· March 23rd - First Penance Conference was changed from March 9th. Parents and First Communion children are to attend. All parishioners are invited to attend. Also on this day, there is a practice for Last Supper Presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall.
March 30th - All Confirmation candidates, sponsors and parents are to attend
“Lenten Reflection” which is their mini-retreat for grade 7.
All must be present. All
parishioners are invited to attend.
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