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March 30th, 2003

4th Sunday of Lent






























Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill
 Leo Rzeplinski , John Brawer, Joan Wheeler, Angela Krajnik, Cecilio Villanueva, James McGrath

Vocation reflections

The light came into the world that people might be saved through him.  And yet, many prefer darkness to light.  Are you willing to bring light to the world?  Do you wish to shatter the darkness and help others to live the truth?  If so, then say yes to serving God as a priest, deacon or religious.  

 If you feel this call, “inquire within” and Please contact the Vocations Office the Vocations Office at (973) 497-4365 or by E-mail at Or visit our web site at


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God pardons and raises up those who have been unfaithful, those who have loved the darkness rather than the light.  For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son to deliver the world from exile.

                                            Our Weekly Offering







Month  ‘01 Monthly Avg.     ‘03 Monthly Avg.
February         $5,841.               $5,213.

March             $6,230.                


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. 


Stations of the Cross

During the Lenten Season, there will be Stations of the Cross in Church on Fridays at  1 p.m. and 7 p.m. beginning March 7th and ending April 11th.

Easter Flowers               

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.

Easter Confession Schedule

Sat., April 12th      1-2 p.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Mon., April 14th    4-4:30 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.

Tues., April 15th   4-4:30 p.m.

Wed., April 16th    4-4:30 p.m. & 7-7:30 p.m.


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MONDAY   Is 65:17-21 Ps 30:2,4-6,11-12a,13b Jn 4:43-54

TUES.  Ez 47:1-9,12 Ps 46:2-3,5-6,8-9      Jn 5:1-16

WED.  Is 49:8-15 Ps 145:8-9,13c-14,17-18 Jn 5:17-30

THURS.  Ex 32:7-14 Ps 106:19-23 Jn 5:31-47

FRIDAY  Wis 2:1a,12-22 Ps 34:17-21,23    Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30

SATURDAY   Jer 11:18-20 Ps 7:2-3,9b-12 Jn 7:40-53

NEXT SUNDAY - 5TH SUNDAY OF LENT     Jer 31:31-34 Ps 51:3-4,12-15 Heb 5:7-9 Jn 12:20-33


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 

On Sunday, April 6th, St. Paul of the Cross Fundraising Committee is sponsoring a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Each child will receive a special gift from the Easter Bunny, while supplies arrive early! 

There will be crafts, games, raffles, prizes and much, much more!  Pictures can be purchased with the Easter Bunny for a minimal charge or you can bring your own camera.

Tickets are $5 for children and $3 for adults.  The children will get a pancake breakfast and a choice of 4 activities.  The adults will get a beverage and a donut.  Additional food and activities can be purchased for a minimal fee.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Seating is limited.  When you have finished breakfast, you will be asked to kindly give your seat to those who have not had the opportunity to enjoy their breakfast.  You will be asked to eat, have some fun and run!!!

Padre Pio

St. Anne’s Padre Pio Group will be meeting Saturday, April 5th in church at 2 p.m. for prayers followed by their meeting in the auditorium.  All are welcome.

Anointing Mass

There will be an Anointing Mass on Saturday, April 12th at 2 p.m. in the auditorium.  Confessions will be heard at 1:30 p.m.  This is an opportunity to receive the graces and sacraments to heal your body, mind and soul.

Palms will be distributed after the Mass.  The Holy Name men will graciously serve refreshments and offer time for you to socialize with each other as a way to help spread Parish friendship and community.

If transportation is needed, please call Sister Celeste at 201-222-0497.

Irish Tenor Honored

Ronan Tynan, of the much-loved “Irish Tenors”, will be honored at the annual dinner of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-city Children on Thursday, May 8th at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  The Fund, affiliated with the Archdiocese of Newark, awards scholarships to inner-city children to enable them to attend parochial schools.

Join Archbishop Myers for cocktails, dinner and a delightful evening with Ronan Tynan.  For further information, please call Rosemary at 973-497-4281 or Lorraine Cunningham at 908-232-5874.

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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 family.
Do not let evil defeat you: Instead, conquer evil with good!!

By your wounded heart: teach us love, teach us love, teach us love..... -Daphne Fraser


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Old Scripture Cake

The famous “OLD SCRIPTURE” cake.  If you know your Bible well, this will pose no problems.  If you don’t know it quite 

that well, the translation will be at the end of the recipe.

CAKE  Ingredients:

  3/4 cup Genesis 18:8                                                           1/4 teaspoon each 2 Chronicles 9:9  

  1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20                                                        1/2 cup Judges 4:19

  5 Isaiah 10:14 (separated)                                                      3/4 chopped Genesis 43:11

  3 cups sifted Leviticus 24:5                                                     3/4 cup finely cut Jeremiah 24:5

  3 teaspoons 2 Kings 2:20                                                        3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1  

  3 teaspoons Amos 4:5                                                            Whole Genesis 43:11



* Cream Genesis 18 with Jeremiah 6. Beat in yolks of Isaiah 10, one at a time. Sift together Leviticus 24; 2 Kings 2; Amos 4; Exodus 30; and 2 Chronicles 9.

*  Blend into creamed mixture alternately with Judges 4. Beat whites of Isaiah 10 till stiff; fold in. Fold in chopped Genesis 43; Jeremiah 24; and 2 Samuel 16. Turn into 10-inch tube pan that has been greased and dusted with Leviticus 24.

*  Bake at 325 degrees F until it is golden brown or Gabriel blows his trumpet, whichever happens first. Bake for an hour and ten minutes. Remove from oven. After fifteen minutes, remove it from the pan. Cool completely. Drizzle over it some Burnt Jeremiah Syrup.




1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20

1/2 cup Genesis 24:45

1/4 cup Genesis 18:8


*  Melt Jeremiah 6 in a heavy skillet over low heat. Keep cooking it till it is a deep gold, then add Genesis 24. Cook till smooth and remove from the heat. Add Genesis 18 and stir till it melts, then cool.

*  After drizzling this on the Scripture Cake, you can decorate it with whole Genesis.

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Genesis 18:8 “And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them.”

Jeremiah 6:20 “To what purpose cometh there to me frankincense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country.” (Sugar)

Isaiah 10:4 “And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathered eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered the earth.”

Leviticus 24:5 “And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof.”

2 Kings 2:20 “And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.”

Amos 4:5 “And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim free will offerings and publish them.” (Baking Powder)

Exodus 30:23 “Take thou also, unto thee the chief spices; of flowering myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half as much.”

2 Chronicles 9:9 “And she gave the King a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance.”

Judges 4:19 “ And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk and gave him drink.”

Genesis 43:11 “Carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts and almonds.”

Jeremiah 24:5 “Thou saith Jehovah, God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.”

2 Samuel 16:1 “And when David was a little past the top of the assent, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephiboseth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins.

Genesis 24:45 “And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the fountain, and drew: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.”

KEY WORDS from the OLD SCRIPTURES:  butter, sweet cane, eggs, fine flour, salt, leavened, sweet cinnamon, spices, milk, almonds, figs, raisins, water.

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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.

ST. Anne's Rosary Society

Annual Bake Sale/Flea Market

                               Saturday, April 12th                          (following 6p.m. Mass)     

                         Sunday, April 13th                             (following all masses)

Please support our 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!


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 CCD News

·          Practice for Last Supper Presentation today from 11-12:30 p.m.  Please make sure all children are here.

·          Lenten Reflection in Song today at 3:30 p.m. in church.  Grades 6 & 7 are to be present - Sponsors from Candidates in grade 7, parents from grade 6 & 7, all parishioners are invited.

·          Confirmation classes in session Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m.  Please have children attend - some have been absent.

·          Palm Crosses for the graves will be sold on April 5th/6th at all Masses.  You can call Sr. Alberta if you want to place an order.

Will Requests

“Where there is a Will, there is a way!”  Whether you realize it or not, your estate plans may have changed.  Changes in your family, your charitable priorities, state and federal tax law, or even the performance of the economy, can make it necessary to revise your estate plans.  For further information, please contact Deacon John J. McKenna, Director of Planned Giving and Stewardship at 973-497-4125.


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