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September 28th, 2003

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Schedule of Masses Week of September 29th - October 5th, 2003



Requested for

Requested by

Mon 9/29

7 A.M.

Michael & Mary Capparelli

Roseann Capparelli


Liv Carmela & Louis Simone

Hedy Mocarski


7 A.M.

James Selvaggio

James Selvaggio


9 A.M.

Joe Galasso

Pat & Angie Conte

Wed 10/1


James Mocarski




Teresa Creazzo

Grace Salvemini


7 P.M.

Henry Setkiewicz

Virginia Rozzi

Thurs 10/2


Monica Blacker

Margaret & Teresa Long



Dec. Members of Ruddy Family


Fri. 10/3

7 AM

James Mocarski




Frank Otersen


  7 P.M. For the People of the Parish  

Sat. 10/4

9 A.M.

Carmine Creazzo




John P. Lejman

Wife Claire

  7:30 PM Detra Carol Dowd

Sun. 10/5


Joseph Galasso

Judith Branagan

  9 AM Giuseppina Giovannini Rosina Granucci


Tim Guy Family

12 PM

Annita D'Amico Family 


Sanctuary Gifts September


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Arthur Fabian

Hogan Family

Altar Bread

Peter Petrich

Lala, Donnelly & Rivera Families

Sanctuary Lamp

Robert Rea Sr.

Madeline Gerrity

Altar Candles

Robert Rea Sr.

Lorraine & Jim Dewan

Let Us Pray For Those Seriously Ill
 People will remain on the sick list for 2 weeks unless otherwise notified:

Anthony Tuzzo, Joan Wheeler, John Brawer,  Edward Anderson, Richard Carlson, Mary Grish, Ursala Ferris, Sam Sbaratta, and Angelo Polcari.

Vocation reflections

Jesus assures his disciples that anyone who performs a mighty deed in his name cannot at the same time speak ill of him - therefore that person is with him.  The world needs people to speak the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Are you willing to be one of those people?  Consider being “with” Jesus as a priest or religious.

If so, please contact the Vocations Office at 973-497-4365 or by e-mail at or visit our website at

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Christian Stewardship takes a positive view on money.  It sees money not only as a medium of exchange, but as a symbol of the person who has it.  The way we acquire it, use it, and share it, we are revealed in those actions. 

Our Weekly Offering  
September  2003  
September 20/21   4,678.
Month’s Total     14,759.
Month’s Average $    4,919.
Mailed in, thank you $       167.  



‘02 Monthly Avg.

 ‘03 Monthly Avg.


$4,902.   $4,586.


$5,445. $4,919.


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. 

Rosary Society Auction “Viva Las Vegas”

The annual Rosary Society Auction will be held on Sunday, October 26th, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please help us...contributions of cash or unused merchandise for the auction (no clothing please).  Items may be dropped off at the rectory - Attention: Nora Browne.  Thank you for your continued support.


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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

SAINT DOMINIC ACADEMY: Celebrating 125 years of excellence in education; located at 2572 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.  Catch a glimpse of your future at SDA’s Open House for 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents on Sunday, September 28th from 1-3 p.m. and on Monday, September 29th from 6-8 p.m.  For any further information, please call 201-434-5938.

ACADEMY OF ST. ALOYSIUS:  Located at 2495 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City.  Open House on Sunday, September 28th from 1-3 p.m. and  Monday, September 29th for all interested grammar school students and parents.  For more information, please call 201-433-8777.

MARIST HIGH SCHOOL: Located at 1241 Kennedy Blvd., Bayonne.  Hosting Fall Open House on Sunday, September 28th 1 p.m. Sharp!  For further information contact: Mr. John Taormina, Director of Admissions, 201-437-4544 ext. 40.

ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL: Located at 64 Chestnut St., Rutherford.  Open House on Sunday, September 28th at 2 p.m. for 6,7,8 grade students.  For more information, call 201-933-5220.

ORATORY PREPARATORY SCHOOL: Come live the Oratory experience at our Open House on Sunday, September 28th from3-5 p.m.  Faculty and students will be present to give tours and answer questions for prospective 7th-12th grade boys and their families.  Oratory Prep is located at 1 Beverly Rd., Summit, NJ off Morris Avenue.  For further information  call 908-273-5771, ext. 11 or visit

REGIS HIGH SCHOOL:  An all-scholarship Jesuit secondary school for Catholic boys, announces its Open House for 8th graders and their parents to occur on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th from 1-4 p.m.  For additional information, please write or call:  Eric Di Michele, Director of Admissions, Regis High School, 55 East 84th Street, New York, NY  10028 - 212-288-1100.


Workshop on Pesticides

The NJ Catholic Coalition for Environmental Justice invites you to a special program on Wednesday, October 1st on “Pesticides: Health and Environmental Risks & How to Comply with the NJ School Pesticide Management Law.”   Ms. Jane Nogaki of the NJ Environmental Federation will explain why conventional pest control doesn’t work and can be dangerous to our health, especially children’s health, and our environment at St. Patrick Church Parish Center, Chatham Street & Washington Avenue in Chatham.  To attend call 973-497-4341.

Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio Prayer Group will be having their annual Communion Breakfast on Saturday, October 11th with Mass at 11 a.m.  Following Mass, breakfast will be served in the auditorium where a popular speaker will join us.  If interested, please call Frances Spazian at 201-653-1318 or Terri Lattanzi at 201-798-3394.


Bulletin Information

Special requirements to Organizations who place information about their upcoming events into the Church Bulletin:

· Information be received by Monday of the week bulletin is to be published

· Flyer Form Information - be put on disc in one of the following formats: preferably POWERPOINT or PUBLISHER, (MICROSOFT WORD) or emailed to  

· Written text can be dropped off at rectory as is.

·  Information should be published AT LEAST 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT

I appreciate your efforts in fulfilling these requirements whenever possible. Thank you. 

  Georgene DeBenedetto, Bulletin Editor

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MONDAY   Dn 7:9-10,13-14 Ps 138:1-5 Jn 1:47-51

TUES.  Zec 8:20-23 Ps 87:1-7 Lk 9:51-56

WED.  Neh 2:1-8 Ps 137:1-6 Lk 9:57-62

THURS.  Neh 8:1-4a,5-6,7b-12 Ps 19:8-11 Mt 18:1-5,10

FRIDAY  Bar 1:15-22 Ps 79:1-5,8-9 Lk 10:13-16

SATURDAY   Bar 4:5-12,27-29 Ps 69:33-37 Lk 10:17-24

NEXT SUNDAY - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Gn 2:18-24 Ps 128:1-6 Heb 2:9-11 Mk 10:2-16

High School Admissions

Applications and fees are presently being processed through October 17th.  By applying early, you will have a better chance of being assigned to a test site of your choice.  Test date for Archdiocese of Newark (Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Union counties) is November 7th.  This test is for 8th grade students applying for Fall 2004 admission to Catholic High School.  Applications are available by calling the Coop Admissions Exam Office at 1-800-569-2667 or from a Catholic elementary or high school.

Information Night

St. Anthony High School - located at 175 8th Street (directly across from the Newport Mall), is sponsoring a High School Information Night on Thursday, October 9th for all interested 7th and 8th graders and their parents.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. School policy, tuition fees, curriculum, extra curricular activities, demonstration classes and a school tour are all part of the evening’s program.  Financial Aid and Scholarships are available this year and applications will be distributed!  For more information, please call 201-653-5143.


Environmental Justice Roundtable

The NJ Catholic Coalition for Environmental Justice invites all concerned citizens, municipal and community leaders to participate in this Roundtable being held on Thursday, October 16th from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Center, 171 Clifton Avenue in Newark.  The Environmental Justice Roundtable provides a forum and learning opportunity for municipal officials, concerned citizens and community leaders interested in developing local strategies to incorporate environmental justice in local planning, while implementing Smart Growth.  Forum topics include: local land and use planning, state regulatory programs, and local Environmental Justice issues and action.  It is sponsored by the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.  Light dinner will be served.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call 973-539-7547.

Spotlight on the Catechism

A series of courses that will help one find out what the Church really says about our faith, our moral teaching, our worship and prayer.  The Lord’s Prayer, October 8, 22 & 29 at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Jersey City.  The presenter for this course will be Sr. Adrienne Bradley SSJ, Director of Religious Education from the Church of St. Anastasia, Teaneck.  Registration for each course is $25 per person.  Courses are open to the general public.  Catechists and teachers in Parish religious education programs and in Catholic schools can also earn doctrinal certification through these courses.  For more information, to request a brochure, or to register by October 1st, call Dr. Eugene Tozzi at the Catechetical Office of the Archdiocese of Newark, 973-497-4288.

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Felician Festival 2003

Something for Everyone!  Felician College will host its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 28 - rain or shine - on the grounds of its Rutherford campus located at 223 Montross Avenue.  The day will begin with a walkathon at 8:30 a.m. to raise funds for the Rutherford Community Pantry and the Rutherford Social Services Department.  Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Center, the festival grounds and craft vendors will open at 11 a.m., and the games and rides will open at 11:30 a.m.  Admission to the Festival is free, but participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Rutherford Community Pantry.  Food donations may be dropped off throughout the day at the Alumni Pavilion.

Annulment Information

An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th.  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 St. John the Baptist RC Church (Parish Center), 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale at 7:30 p.m.  For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.

Magnificat Women’s Prayer Dinner

Please join the “Magnificat” (a Ministry to Catholic Women) for dinner on October 20th at 7 p.m. at the Chandelier, 340 Franklin Ave., Belleville, as they share in the Spirit of gratitude and praise of God.  After a delicious dinner, there will be a period of prayer and worship and an opportunity to hear Yolanda Cleffi share the story of her journey from Assembly of God minister back to the Roman Catholic Church.  We know Yolanda’s witness will inspire, encourage and lift you up as she shares the great things the Lord has done in her life.  You’re invited to bring a friend.  For tickets, send $40 with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. A. Uzzalino, 553 Lynn Street, Ridgewood, NJ  07450, by October 6th.  Directions will be mailed with all ticket confirmations.  For more information, call 201-444-4064

Annual Saint Florian Firefighters Mass

Archbishop Myers will celebrate the annual Saint Florian Mass, honoring all fire service personnel, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m. (All are to be seated by 2:45 p.m. for the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem.)  Both active and retired firefighters and their families are invited to the Mass.

Annual Blue Mass

Archbishop Myers will celebrate the annual Archbishop’s Blue Mass for Law Enforcement Officials on Friday, October 17th at 10 a.m. (All are to be seated by 9:45 a.m. for the procession and Presentation of Colors.)  Both active and retired law enforcement officers and their families are invited to the Mass.

CCD News

·          Sept. 28 - Today is First day of class. Only Class Cards will be given out.  NO REGISTRATION BEING TAKEN THIS DAY!!  Please come during the week to register or on Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m.  Bring Baptism Certificate. 

·          Sacrament classes (grades 1 and 6) will be closed October 1st.  If you register after this date, your child will lose one year of preparation.

·          As of this week, Confirmation Classes will meet on Thursday evenings instead of Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m.  All Candidates from public school must attend - time is short and many things have to be completed before Nov. 8th!


Homecoming for all classes on Saturday, October 4th from 1-5 p.m. in the school auditorium.  Tickets are $5 per family.  For further information, please call the school at 201-433-8877.

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