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October 26th, 2003

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Schedule of Masses Week of October 27th - October 26th, 2003



Requested for

Requested by

Mon 10/27

7 A.M.

Douglas O'Neill

O'Neill Family


Carmine Infante

Maria Russo

Tues 10/28

7 A.M.

Honor of St. Rita

Gerardo Fusco


9 A.M.

Annette L. Damiano

Mother Columba & Family

Wed 10/29


Michael Glennon

Jane & Family



Honor of St Jude

Frances Spazian


7 P.M.

Samuel Wilkins, Sr.


Thurs 10/30


John Tierney

Walsh & Cabrera



Frank Tango

Tango Family

Fri. 10/31

7 AM

Rose Gribben

Vigna Family


9 AM

Otto Genoni

Staranka Family


6:30 P.M.

Raymond J. Caroselli, III

Alice, Bob, & Colleen Kennedy

Sat. 11/1

9 A.M.

Patrick J. Burke

Burke Family



Barbara Sarao


  7:30 PM For the People of the Parish  



All Souls  
  9 AM All Souls  


All Souls  

12 PM

All Souls  


Sanctuary Gifts


In Memory Of

Requested By

Altar Wine

Liv Staff of Bond Drugs

Wittenberg Manor

Altar Bread

Elizabeth Pastorino

Lala & Rivera Families

Sanctuary Lamp

Carmine DeSomma

Alice, Bob & Colleen Kennedy

Altar Candles

Carmine DeSomma

Hogan Family

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

Anthony Tuzzo, John Brawer, Richard Carlson, Alfredo Arambulo, Margaret Ng, Carol Shinner.

Vocation reflections

So often, like the people in today’s Gospel who tried to silence the cry of the blind man Bartimaeus, the cry of the poor and the weak of our world fall on deaf ears.  Like Jesus who hears and responds to the cry of the poor, we too must hear that cry.  Are you willing to hear and respond to the needy 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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Sharing our talents arises from the fact that God has given each of us the ability and gifts to do certain things well, and we are to develop those talents for the good of others.

Our Weekly Offering  
October  2003  
October 18/19   4,687.
Month’s Total     15,134.
Month’s Average $    5,045.
Mailed in, thank you $       163.  






 $5,445.   $5,107.


$5,439. $5,045.


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.

“All Saints” Mass Schedule

Oct. 31st - 6:30 p.m. (Antic. Mass)

Nov. 1st - 9 a.m.


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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Scholarship Basketball Festival

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children has announced that tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Scholarship Basketball Festival, a high school boys basketball tripleheader scheduled for Sunday afternoon, January 4, 2004 at Yanitelli Center, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City.  The game match-ups are: St. Anthony’s vs. CBA, St. Patrick’s vs. Seton Hall Prep and St. Benedict’s Prep vs. Hudson Catholic.  Advance purchase tickets are available at $9 Adult and $5 Student through or by calling the Scholarship Fund office in Newark at 973-497-4279.  Proceeds will benefit the Fund’s programs, which help low-income families with tuition assistance for parochial schools in the Archdiocese of Newark’s inner-city communities.

College of St. Elizabeth

The College of St. Elizabeth will hold a Preaching Conference on Saturday, November 15th.  This event is for everyone involved in church ministries and who would like to enhance their skills by coming to some excellent keynote presentations with a number of workshops to choose from.  Call the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at 973-290-4300/4364 or visit their website at  for more information.

Startup of Alumni Association

St Ann School in Flushing, Queens, New York is attempting to establish an Alumni Association.  If you are an alumnus of St. Ann’s in Flushing and would like to participate in our Alumni Association, please call 718-463-1238 or fax us at 718-539-6678.  Please include your name, address, telephone number and the year you graduated.

For Your Thoughts….

Be it separation of young from old, black from white, rich from poor; we practice a Christian Faith that should exclude no one and to welcome all - whatever their race, gender, religion or age.  “Whatever you have done for the least of my brethren, you have done for me.”  As we do so, we might think of posting in our hearts.

The Beatitudes of the Aged

·          Blessed are those who understand my slow steps and my shaking hands.

·          Blessed are those who notice that my ears have to strain to hear what they are saying.

·          Blessed are those who perceive that my eyes are clouded and my reactions are slow.

·          Blessed are those who never say: “You told me that a 100 times!”

·          Blessed are those who make me feel that I am loved and not forgotten.

·          Blessed are they who help me make that final journey, treating me with compassion.

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MONDAY   Rom 8:12-17 Ps 68:2,4,6-7,20-21  Lk 13:10-17

TUES.  Eph 2:19-22 Ps 19:2-5 Lk 6:12-16

WED.  Rom 8:26-30 Ps 126:1-6 Lk 13:22-30

THURS.  Rom 8:31b-39 Ps 109:21-22,26-27 Lk 13:31-35

FRIDAY  Rom 9:1-5 Ps 147:12-15,19-20 Lk 14:1-6

SATURDAY   Rv 7:2-4,9-14 Ps 24:1-4ab,5-6 1Jn 3:1-3 Mt 5:1-12a

NEXT SUNDAY - ALL SOULS  Wis 3:1-9 Ps 23:1-6 Rom 5:5-11 Jn 11:17-27

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

All Night Vigil

The Alliance of the Two Hearts invites everyone to an All Night Vigil of Reparation beginning on First Friday, November 7th at 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. on Saturday. It starts with confessions, Holy Mass at around 9:30 p.m. and at 6 a.m., recitation of the four mysteries of the Rosary and the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, devotional prayers to God our Father, in-church procession to honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary and more devotional prayers.  The Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed the entire night.  The Alliance of the Two Hearts, NJ Mission, Lay Ministry will be the guest during this all night vigil here at St. Anne’s.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please call Tina at 201-653-4785.

Help Wanted

Eucharistic Ministers needed at Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City.  If you can serve one day a week for two hours, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 201-795-8397 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for more information.


“As generous distributors of God’s manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure received.” (1 Peter 4:10)

Tricky Tray Auction

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Jersey City will be having their annual auction on Friday, October 24th in the School Gym, 95 Broadway (entrance on Giles Ave) at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available at the rectory (201-435-7080) or by calling Carmela Kass at 201-432-0097.  Donation $10.  Refreshments will be served.

Marriage Encounter Experience

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is excited to offer a brand new “experience” for married couples to enhance their marriages.  The “Marriage Encounter Experience” is comprised of four sessions presented over the course of several days, as with a traditional Marriage Encounter Weekend.

The first “Marriage Encounter Experience” in our area is scheduled to be held at Notre Dame Parish in Cedar Knolls, with the four sessions presented on the following dates:

Sunday, Nov. 16th 1-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22nd 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 23rd 1-8 p.m.

November ushers in the season of Thanksgiving - what better way to thank your spouse for being your best friend and companion than to spend some quality time away together, giving thanks for your relationship by attending the “Marriage Encounter Experience”.  You will be forever thankful.  To register, please call 1-800-499-6552, and hurry, as space is limited!

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Eucharistic Holy Hour

In celebration of the Archdiocese of Newark’s 150th Anniversary, there are Holy Hours scheduled throughout the Archdiocese.  In our area, it will be at St. Nicholas on October 26th at 3:30 p.m.  This will include exposition, silent adoration, evening prayer, homily, and benediction.  Please try to attend.

All Souls

The month of November is dedicated to All Faithfully Departed with All Souls Day being celebrated on November 2nd.  This day, especially, is a traditional time for visiting graves of loved ones.  For this reason, we ask that you take the time to please remember to fill in the names of your dearly departed family members and friends whom you would like to have remembered during the Masses of the All Souls Novena as well as during the Masses offered over the balance of the month.  These envelopes may be placed in the depository next to the altar marked “All Souls” or placed in the collection basket so they may be placed on the altar for the duration of the month.

CCD News

Practice time for Confirmation has been changed from 3-5 p.m. to 1-3 p.m. in church on November 3,5,6.  November 3rd, Candidates, Sponsors and Parents still come at 7 p.m. in church for practice.

Please remember to become a “prayer partner” (doves are on table in church vestibule) for our Confirmation Candidates who will receive Confirmation on Saturday, November 8th at 2 p.m.  Please be part of this activity as a community.

Work of Human Hands

A Pre-Christmas Work of Human Hands Sale is being held on November 8th and 9th at the Church of the Annunciation, 50 W. Midland Avenue in Paramus.  Sale hours are: 6-7 p.m. Saturday and after all Sunday Masses.

You can purchase games & toys, jewelry, Christmas crafts, wood carved items, baskets, etc.  These “gifts that do a world of good” are produced through the hard work of low-income men and women around the world.  The Work of Human Hands is an ecumenical partnership between Catholic Relief Services and SERRV International that helps individuals receive a fair wage for their work through the promotion of more just-trading relationships.  For more information, call 201-261-6322.

Annulment Information

An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12th to be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church (Farley Center), 40 Sullivan Drive, Jersey City at 7:30 p.m.  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.  For additional information, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327.

Women of Destiny

A weekend retreat for young adult women who want to give direction to their lives.  Do you need time to think and pray about where your life is going?  This retreat is for you.  Take time to evaluate where you have been and to look again at dreams you may have put on the shelf.  October 31-November 2 at St. Walburga Monastery, 851 North Broad St., Elizabeth, NJ. Cost is $75 - 35 minutes from NYC. Information: 908-353-3028.

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