Stewards of God`s Gifts - Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament

The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament
787 Franklin Lake Road - Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417
Stewards of God’s Gifts
ost Blessed Sacrament Parish is a welcoming community which comes together to implement Christ’s mission. We join to teach,
to evangelize, to accept and to encourage ourselves and others in ongoing spiritual growth. Serving and supporting those within
and beyond our parish remains a major focus as we recognize that each of us is called to be a witness to God’s love in our world.
Parish Mission Statement
Pastor Emeritus
Parochial Vicar
Weekend Assistant
Weekend Assistants
Pastoral Associate
Director of Youth Ministry
Director of Religious Education
Office of the Bishop
Music Director-Choirs/Organist
Director of Music-Programming/Cantor
Business Administrator
R.E. Coordinator, 1 - 6
R.E. Coordinator, Junior High 7th & 8th
Local Safe Environment Coordinator
Anticipated Mass at 5:30 p.m.
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. & Noon
Holy Days:
Consult Bulletin for Times
Week Days :
6:45 & 9:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
First Fridays:
9:30 a.m. Mass of Exposition, Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day, with Benediction 5:00 p.m.
Contact the Parish Center in advance to make arrangements for the
date of instructions for parents.
Following the daily 6:45 a.m. Mass & the 9:15 a.m. Mass, 4:30 5:00 p.m. Saturday and also by appointment. Communal services
during Advent and Lent.
Couples contemplating marriage should contact the Parish Center
one year before the desired date.
Please notify the Parish Center when a family member is ill,
whether in the hospital or at home. Holy Communion will be
brought regularly by appointment to those confined to the home.
The sick or chronically ill should receive the Sacrament of Anointing. In an emergency, call the Parish Center at any time.
Every pastor will acknowledge the fact that no parish could possibly survive for very long without the many good people who devote their
time and talent to the community. We have many and are grateful.
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This Week at MBS
Sunday, April 12
Baptism 1:30 pm
Youth Group 7:30 pm
Monday, April 13
AMBS Re-opens
Wednesday, April 15
• 9:00 am Morning Prayer (Church)
• Pastoral Council Meeting 7:00 pm (CR)
Thursday, April 16
Bereavement Meeting 7:30 pm (CR)
Bereavement Session
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one
during the last several years, you might like
to join the Bereavement Group which
meets on the third Thursday of the month.
Our next session is Thursday, April 16th,
at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center. ALL ARE
WELCOME. For more information, please
call Sister Rose Marie at 201-891-4200.
Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club will be serving
breakfast on Sunday, April 19th
from 8:15-11:45 am. Please join us
for a delicious “all you can eat”
breakfast for only $3.00 and a wonderful opportunity
to meet and greet old and new friends.
Volunteers are needed to help MBS provide food to
120 people on Saturday, April 25, 2015
MBS supports the Walk in Dinner program at the Bergen
County Housing Health and Human Service Center in Hackensack. This new
facility will allow us to help a greater
number of less fortunate people.
Please sign up to make a meatloaf or rice dish. If you
would prefer not to cook there is a list of many items
needed to help with our dinner. The sign up poster is in
the back of the church. The volunteers will be meeting in
front of AMBS school to collect all donations at 3:00 pm
on Saturday, April 25. Remember the food must be
cooked, hot and wrapped in newspapers to stay warm.
Anyone interested in helping to serve on Saturday from
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Sign your name and phone number
on the poster, I’m sure you will find it to be a rewarding
experience. Any questions call Stella Fellinger at 201891-7172 or Tricia Howland at 201-651- 9458. We appreciate your help!
Second Sunday of Easter
(or of Divine Mercy)
April 12, 2015
Who indeed is the victor over
the world but the one who
believes that Jesus is the Son
of God?— 1 John 5:5
“The community of believers was of one heart and
mind and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own.” - Acts 4:32
All that we are and all that we have is a gift from
God! Think of your family, your friends, your talents and abilities – these are all gifts from God.
We aren’t really owners of anything, we are
merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us
Eucharistic Adoration at MBS
“Could you not watch one hour with Me?”
Some of us are able to remember Bishop Fulton
Sheen, who was an American bishop of the Roman
Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio (1895-1979). He conducted the first religious service broadcast on television, and his
radio broadcasts had a weekly listening audience of over 4 million people. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially
opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially
gave Bishop Fulton Sheen the title of "Venerable".
On the day of his ordination as a priest, Venerable Fulton
Sheen made two resolutions. One of those resolutions was to
spend a continuous Holy Hour every day in the presence of our
Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
When asked why he felt so strongly about this, he said that
the only time Our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the
night he went into His agony. As you will recall, after the Last
Supper, Our Lord took His Apostles to the Garden of Gethsemane. He then took three of them, Peter, James and John,
with Him and said, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to
the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." But
they fell asleep….which is why there came out of His anguished and lonely Heart the sigh: "Could you not watch one
hour with me?" Our Lord’s plea was for an hour of companionship…..and Venerable Fulton Sheen was compelled to fulfill
Our Lord’s request every day of his life.
We invite you to ‘watch one hour’ during Saturday Adoration. The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament has Adoration
every Saturday from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm. Jesus is present ….
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity….and we have a chance, like
Venerable Fulton Sheen, to fulfill Our Lord’s request.
Although we invite you to drop in whenever you can and for
as long as you are able, we really need adorers to sign up and
commit to a specific hour each Saturday. If you can commit to
a specific hour or even to a specific 30 minutes, please call
Rose Stone at 201-677-0761.
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“To everything there is a season, and a time for
every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
“A time to be healed”
Parish Sick: Edward Joseph Zier, Michael Simone,
Mona Manning, Pam Nadler, Sean Woods, Regina
Goode (mother of Megan James), Maria Wood, , Jeannie
Donnolly, Linford Horth, Patricia Fonelli, Luigi Negri,
Young Shim Choi, Linda McRoberts, Frank Sparano,
Vivian Avakian, Rebecca Salmins, Bernadette Sephton,
Jerome Gruber, Steve Wexler, Ofelia Wayne, Nick
Salvatorelli, Peter Levantino, Agnes Mariella-Zimmer,
Gus Faustini, Alice Peisch, Ruby & Solomon Artis, Katie
Crevani, Robert Vernieri, Regina Devos, Dymitr
Andrejczak, Thomas Roussell, Thomas Crowley, Patrick
Donnelly, Susan Hillman, Jeff Cotugno, Robert Cotugno,
Billy Baber, Jennifer Avakian, Joseph Maglio and Darren
“A time to mourn”
Recently Deceased: Little Lily La Rue Anderson and all
those who grieve them
“A time for joy”
Recently Baptized: Alivia Lynn Conforti, Gino Angelo
Conforti, Brooke Marie Hopkins, Dominic Turner, Griffen
Ryu Ventura, Matthew Frederic DiGiacomo and Grace
Theresa Brezinski
“A time for peace”
For national and world leaders and those in the
armed services: especially Ronald Anzalone, Anthony
Vaccaro, Jr. and Greg Mucks
as of April 12, 2015
Readings for the Week
Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19;
Jn 6:16-21
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4:2, 4, 7-9;
1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 Noon
April 12
Our Parish Family
James Dittamo (Wife Virginia, Daughter
Lorraine & Family)
Marco Brizzolara (Family)
Mario Hroncich (Wife Elena)
6:45 am
April 13
Thomas Floth (Ruth & Al Garcia)
9:15 am
Daniel Muskardin (Maria & Family)
6:45 am
9:15 am
April 14
Robert Lewis Jackson, Sr.
(Hendricks Family)
Beppi Lazzarich (Maria & Family)
6:45 am
9:15 am
April 15
Helen Connolly (Elise Albanese)
Colleen Smith (Joe & Joan McAuliffe)
6:45 am
9:15 am
April 16
Sue Eyring (Elise & Tony Albanese)
Marissa Peoples (Ilona Henits)
6:45 am
9:15 am
April 17
Sue Eyring (Laura & Patrick Hogan)
Marco Brizzolara (Family)
9:00 am
5:30 pm
April 18
Patrick J. McManus (Linda Donovan)
Charles Garbe (AMBS Faculty & Staff)
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
April 19
Our Parish Family
Donato Mancini (Family)
Special Intentions for Michael
Brizzolara (Family)
Jim Burke (Rottkamp Family)
12:00 Noon
Join in praying the rosary after every weekday and
Saturday morning Masses.
The Sanctuary Candle
Saturday, April 18
5:30 pm: Menapace
Sunday, April 19
7:30 am: McGovern
9:00 am: Dudas
10:30 am: Sauter
12:00 pm: A. Ladensack
Will be lit this week in loving memory of
James Dittamo
Requested by
Wife Virginia, Daughter Lorraine & Family
Second Sunday Food Collection
This Sunday, April 12 will be the 2nd
Sunday Food Collection. Please drop off
all food at the Narthex of the Church.
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Congratulations - Winners of Our Annual Science Fair
Tied for First Place…Anthony C for “Digital Dexterity” and Grace/Hannah V for “Reap What You
Sow…Thyme Began in a Garden”
Third Place…Sophie B for “Wind Energy”
Fourth Place…Maria H for “Novel Approach to Glucose Testing”
Fifth Place…Joanna R for “Gluten Free”
Sixth Place…Owen D/Brennan I/Jack L for “Get a Clue”
Honorable Mention…Gabriel Z for “The Power of Color”
Honorable Mention…Liliette Q for “Music and Schoolwork”
Honorable Mention…Jack H/Ryan S/JR W for “Flightless Fruitfly Frenzy”
All entries from our seventh & eighth graders were excellent!
Calendar Reminders
April 13th…School re-opens after Easter break
April 24th …Big Event
April 29th…Little Big Event
CONGRATULATIONS to the members of our AMBS Model UN Team
Each team competed against 1700 other delegates from the US and around the globe. Special Congratulations
to Olivia C and Michael B for receiving Honorable Mention out of the 192 students competing in the UN Development Committee Model UN Conference recently held in NYC. We are very proud of your achievement at
this very competitive event!
Count down to our Annual Big Event …12 days & counting!
Friday, April 24th @ Stony Hill Inn
Please RSVP with number of tickets needed to reserve your seats at the Big Event. If you need additional tickets,
please email the chairperson: [email protected] or call the office…201-891-4250 to request your tickets.
SAVE the DATE…AMBS 2nd Annual Musical…The Wizard of Oz…May 16 & 17
Did you know? April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is most appropriate that Child Abuse Prevention Month is held during
the Easter season. There is no better time than Easter to celebrate the protection of our most valuable gift from God –
our children.
Sacramental Linens Ministry
Sunday, April 12 - Elizabeth Latincsics
Friday, April 17 - Barbara Behrens
Sunday, April 19 - Joy Sova
Friday, April 24 - Midori Farrell
Please Mark Your Calendars
If anyone would like to help in this ministry, please call
Joan McAuliffe at 201-891-1712. If you are unable to
commit to six times a year, consider being a substitute.
The community of Most Blessed
Sacrament invites all to a deeper love of
Jesus and to a fullness of communion with
the Church.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for
Adults (RCIA) is a process where adults are
welcomed into the Catholic Church.
Do you know someone who is thinking about
becoming part of the Catholic Church? Are you the nonCatholic spouse of a parishioner who is wondering about
full communion with the Church? Are you an adult
Catholic who, for whatever reason, "missed" one or more
of the sacraments of initiation (First Holy Communion
and/or Confirmation) while growing up?
Anyone interested in learning more can contact Father
John at 201-891-4200 x28.
We hope everyone had a beautiful and blessed Easter! Only a
few more meetings in our Youth
Ministry year, so we can't wait to
see you all and catch up at our
next meeting this Sunday, April 12th. If you are a high
school teen in our area you're welcome to join us!! And
we're back to meeting in the Youth Room so come on by!
Just a reminder that we're still collecting art supplies for
the children at Hackensack University Medical Center
during the month of April. Our Youth Group will be putting
care packages together for the children and the more
smiles we can bring, the better! If you're not able to get to
the store but would like to make a donation and have our
teens select the items that would also be greatly appreciated!! Please contact Jen at [email protected] with any
questions! Thank you for your continued support of all
that our teens do!
Thank you for your continued
support and generosity to our church!
March 29th: $18,364.00
Easter: $96,181.00
Holy Land: $2,781.00
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April 14, 21, 28
Tuesday Mornings
from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The donation is $10.00. Eve St. John is the
If you are looking for the perfect gift, please stop by
the Religious Education Office in the Parish Center
- they are selling religious items, cards and rosaries.
Please feel free to go and look around. All proceeds
benefit the Sisters of Saint Joseph retirement
You may not realize that every donation
counts. God bless you for sharing your
gently used items with us. All donations may
be brought to the shed in the back of the
parking lot. No longer accepting winter clothing.
The key is at the Parish Center.
This Senior Housing and Services Resource is available
in the narthex of the church for anyone who is looking
towards the future or who has an older person who is in
need of additional care. These booklets are updated
every six months. They contain a wealth of information
for all aspects of Senior living. Please feel free to take
what you need.
Sisters of St. Joseph Mass Cards
Sisters of St. Joseph Mass Cards are
now available in the Parish Center.
Dear God: Spring is a metaphor
for change. Some changes we
eagerly await, and some we
abhor. Some changes we plan
and others arrive uninvited. To all these
changes we ask the gift of Your perspective
beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.
May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that
You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of
renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.
Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes
in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life
and perspective, for we pray in Jesus' name.
First Communion Rehearsals
Rehearsal for the April 26 First Communion Mass is
on Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. at MBS Church. The
rehearsal lasts approximately one hour. Please
bring your banners to rehearsal. Make sure the
child's name is on the banner.
Appropriate attire for Communion for the boys is a
suit (any color) and for girls, a white dress, and hair
decoration (veil or flowers etc.)
***Please hand in your Spirituality Journals to your
AMBS teacher at your next class or drop it off in the
R.E. Office in the Parish Center.
Confirmation Grade 9
Confirmation Day is April 26 with two
sessions: 2:00 pm Mass and 4:00 pm
Mass that day which will satisfy the
Sunday Mass obligation.
***Sponsor Certification forms and Name
Choice forms were due on January 11th. Please
hand them in as soon as possible.
***Service Completion forms were due on
March 15th.
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Who are the strangers among us? Immigration
problems represent a moral and humanitarian
crisis which commands attention.
On Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Sally Pillay and
Greg Sullivan will speak about the work of First
Friends, a non-profit charity that provides support
and services to asylum seekers, unaccompanied
minors and immigrants help in detention centers in
New Jersey. This program is hosted by the
Church of the Presentation Justice & Peace
Ministry. Call 914-260-6794 for more information.
Special Noon Mass
A special mass and support group meeting for all
who are affected by the disease of alcoholism will take
place at Church of St. Mary, 20 Legion Place, Closter,
NJ on Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 noon. Mass is
offered for the support, healing and recovery of not only
the man/woman directly infected with the abuse of
alcohol or drugs, but also for anyone involved in the life
of the alcoholic or drug addict. For information please
call 201-768-7565.
The Fr. Jim McKenna Memorial Fund Annual
Reverse Raffle and Beefsteak dinner will be held on
Saturday, April 25 at Church of St. Mary at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are $35.00 for the dinner and $50.00 for a raffle
ticket. For more info visit our website.
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors Needed
The Pastoral Care Dept. of Hackensack University
Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic
Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy
Communion and visit our patients. If you feel
called to this ministry, please contact: Rev. David
Armstrong at 551-996-2345.
Acoustic Café Music Series
The Acoustic Café Music Series at Our Lady of
Mercy in Park Ridge, NJ will present the inimitable
singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert in concert
Saturday, April 25th. Proceeds benefit the
scholarship fund for our twinning parish, St Vincent
in Vallieres, Haiti. Vance has been said to “have
the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil and the
guitar playing of a god.” Come join us and see for
yourself! 8:00 pm in OLM Academy, 25 Fremont
Ave. Special guest 17 year old songwriter Annika
Silipote. Tickets $18 advance, $21 at the door. 201-573-0718 Dessert is on
Are we like Thomas and doubt the power of God in our marriage? Learn the tools to put God in your Sacrament of Marriage. ! For more information contact Mike and Janet Turco at
973 427-7016or 609 335- 6880 or email
[email protected]
Military families, are you getting ready to deploy? Is your
family trying to reconnect after deployment? Marriage Encounter offers tools of communication that have kept many
military marriages strong and happy through out the ups and
downs of military service. Contact your local chaplain or call
973 427-7016or 609 335- 6880 for more information.
2015 Christian Marriage Anniversary Liturgies
We are once again preparing the annual tradition of
honoring those couples in our Archdiocese wo will be
celebrating five, twenty-five and fifty years of Christian
marriage in the year 2015. These anniversary liturgies
will be celebrated by Archbishop John J. Meyers, in the
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as
April 19, 2015
3:00 pm 50 years (all counties)
May 3, 2015
3:00 pm 25 years and 5 years
(all counties)
It is our desire that every couple in the Archdiocese
deserving of such recognition be present at the
appropriate liturgy. Please call the Parish Center at 201891-4200 to register.
Charitable Gift Annuity
Are you 65 years of age or older? A Charitable Gift
Annuity may be right for you. It not only benefits you, it
also benefits your loved ones and the Church. Find out
today how to establish a gift annuity by contacting
Theresa Lynch in the Planned Giving Department at (973)
497-4042 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Below are our current gift annuity rates:
90 + up 9.0%
Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ, 201-327-8003
Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm
Mary Help of Christians Academy, N. Haledon, 973-790
-6200, Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Saint Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, NJ, 201-391-3300
-Tuesday, May 5 from 6:30-9:00 pm
Cover Sheet
Church Name and Address
Most Blessed Sacrament
787 Franklin Lake Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Contact Person
Cheryl Hendricks or Krista Vancophsky
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March 22, 2015
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