May 24, 2015 - Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

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Our Lady of Sorrows-Saint Anthony
Hamilton, New Jersey
May 24, 2015
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
AT YOUR SERVICE
MONDAY, M AY 25
OLS
Mass at St. Anthony only
SA 8 AM
Spcl Intn/Anthony Chianese
~ J Chianese
Marie Tuccillo Cantor ~ B Giori
TUESDAY, M AY 26
OLS 7 AM
Alvin J Rosetti ~ J & R Reilly
Leonard Owen ~ D Kissel
SA 8 AM
Frank Frascella ~ P & M Napolitano
James Maloney ~ L & M Gryziewicz
W EDNESDAY, M AY 27
OLS 7 AM
Nicholas Marino ~ Family
Mary Aveni ~ Callan Family
SA 8 AM
Joseph M Abate ~ Maccaroni Family
Michael W Dobinson ~ W & T Kmiec
THURSDAY, M AY 28
OLS 7 AM
Mary 'Madge' Alessi ~ G Fawcett
Ida F Contento ~ K & C Farley
SA 12:15 PM Spcl Intn/Marge & Gus Dietrich
~ J Chianese
FRIDAY, M AY 29
OLS 7 AM
Josephine & Joseph Radice ~ Family
Palmina Iucolino ~ Dente Family
SA 8 AM
Marie Guadagno ~ Tues Bible Study
George Kostinas ~ Tues Bible Study
SATURDAY, M AY 30
OLS 9 AM
Rachel Sparano ~ G & D Bell
Helen Schuler ~ T & J Bartolomei
SA 4 PM
Harry Dearden ~ Wife, Laura
Rose Carrier ~ J Young & family
William & Vivian Warner
~ Daughter Jane
OLS 5 PM
Anthony J Golowski ~ Son
Thomas G Wechsner ~ Wife
Nancy Cairo ~ A Salvatore
SUNDAY, M AY 31
OLS 7:30 AM LaBella Family ~ LaBella Family
Parveen Iqbal
~ Religious Education Teachers
Charles E Garrison ~ Wife
SA 8 AM
For the People of the Parish
OLS 9 AM
Timothy M Dechan ~ F & E Dempster
Virginia DiMemmo Urlick ~ Family
Ralph & Mary Gentile
~ M Sullivan & family
SA 10 AM
Teresa & Domenica D'Ambrosio
~ E & M Zita
Delores Siciliano ~ F & D Miele
OLS 11 AM
Leo Peer ~ Peer Family
Grace O'Connell ~ P Mack
Orsola Gervasio ~ E & A Scully
NEW? If you'd like to join the parish, please visit the
parish office and complete a registration form. We'll
give you a supply of numbered envelopes. Their
use will ensure that we can provide you with
contribution information for income tax purposes
and help document your participation in the
liturgical life of your parish.
PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE TO ARRANGE FOR:
• Baptism - Call well in advance to schedule.
• Matrimony - Call at least a year prior to your
planned date.
• Anointing of the Sick - This is not a sacrament
for only those who are at the point of death, but
also those facing a serious illness.
• Holy Eucharist for the Homebound
• Bereavement Counseling
• Annulment Process Information
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS - If you
want to join the Catholic Church or complete your
sacraments of initiation (First Eucharist and/or
Confirmation), join us for the RCIA. Weekly classes
begin each September.
LOW-GLUTEN (0.01%) HOSTS - We provide lowgluten hosts for those with Celiac Disease. Please
inform the priest or deacon prior to the celebration
of Mass; at communion time, approach the priest
celebrant who will have this sacred host.
SANCTUARY MEMORIALS - Weekly sanctuary lamps
or flowers for Masses may be requested in memory
of a loved one or to mark a special occasion. The
cost of a lamp is $15; floral arrangements are $75.
Please visit the parish office at least a week in
advance, so that the dedication may be included in
the bulletin.
MASS INTENTIONS - Masses should be requested at
the parish office; the stipend is $10.
Our Mission Statement
We are the Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows Saint Anthony, a Roman Catholic Community; as
one Eucharistic Family, we are Christ-centered
and Spirit-led. Children of God our Father, we
are united by His Love and sustained by the
intercession of Our Lady and Saint Anthony. We
give witness to our faith in action.
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From the Pastor’s Desk
Mesaj ki soti nan biwo Kire-a
Dear Parishioners,
Happy Pentecost!
Happy Birthday!
The fifty days of the Easter Season comes to its
joyous conclusion with today’s Solemnity of Pentecost.
(from the Greek word Pentekoste, “fiftieth’)
It has its roots in the Jewish feast of weeks
(Shavuot) that closed the period of seven weeks
begun at Passover. The Jewish emphasis was on
harvest and first fruits, and celebrated the revelation
of the Torah to Moses on Mt. Sinai. The Church kept
this feast as a celebration of thanksgiving and
rejoicing in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the
disciples (Acts 2:1-41); it is seen as the “Birthday of
the Church.”
How grateful we should be for the gift of the Holy
Spirit that dwells within the Church, making her One,
Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic! St. Augustine tells us
“What the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is
to the Body of Christ, which is the Church.” St.
Irenaeus affirms that where the Church is, “there also
is God’s Spirit—and every grace.” It is the Holy Spirit
who illumines and sustains us on the journey of faith.
Most of us experience the Church within our own
parish community and so we pray today that the Holy
Spirit will deepen within us a love of the Church
Universal and indeed for our own parish. May our
parish be, in the words of Pope Francis, “a sanctuary
where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their
journey.” What do visitors witness or experience when
they enter our parish church? Do we help our church
to be a reflection of the holiness of God? Does it give
all who enter a sense that the Holy Spirit is at work
here? Our bulletin has a few verses that form a
welcome invitation to a parish church. May it reflect
our sentiments and desire as a parish.
With affection,
Msgr. Gervasio
Frè-m ak Sè-m yo,
Bòn Fèt Lapannkòt!
Bòn Anivèsè!
50 jou apré Fèt Pak la rive nan yon konklizyon
kèkontan avèk selebrasyon solanèl Fèt Lapannkòt
jodia (Pentekoste: ki vle di 50e).
Li jwenn rasin li nan semèn Fèt jwif yo (Shavuot) ki
clotire 7 semèn ki kòmanse jou Passover a. Ansyen
jwif yo kanpe sou rekòlt ak premye fwi yo, epi selebre
revelasyon Torah a Moyiz nan Mòn Sinayi a. Legliz la
kontinye fete fèt sa a kòm selebrasyon d'action de
grace ak kèkontan avèk LespriSen an ki desann sou
Apòt yo (Travay Apot yo 2: 1-41) ke nou wè tankou
anivèsè "Legliz la".
Kouman nou ta dwe rekonesan pou kado
LespriSen an ki abite nan Legliz ki fè youn, ki sen, ki
katolik, e apostolik! St Augustin di nou:"Sa nanm nou
ye pou kò a, se sa LespriSen an ye pou Kò Kris la". St
Irenée afime ke kote Legliz la ye, "Lespri Bondye a la
tou epi anpil lagras". Se LespriSen an ki klere nou epi
ki soutni nou sou chemen lafwa.
Laplipa nan noufè eksperyans Legliz la nan pwòp
kominote pawasyal nou e konsa n'ap lapriyè jodia pou
ke LespriSen an apwofondi nou nan yon renmen tout
bon vre pou Legliz Inivèsèl la e menm nan pawas nou
an. Se pou pawas nou an tounen, dapre Pap Francois,
"yon sangtyè kote moun ki swaf va vinn bwè pandan
y'ap vwayaje". Ki sa vizitè yo wè lè yo antre nan
Legliz la? Eske nou ede pou Legliz la vinn yon
refleksyon de sentete Bondye? Eske nou bay tout
moun ki rantre nan Legliz la yon sans ke LespriSen
an abite nan Li? Nan bilten an, n'ap jwenn anpil vèsè
k'ap sèvi pou nou kapab akeyi moun nan Legliz la.
Kòm yon pawas, se pou vèsè sa yo reflete santiman
nou ak dezi nou!
Avèk afeksyon,
Msgr. Gervasio
Stewardship Report
Monday, May 25
8:00 a.m. Mass
St. Anthony Church
Weekly Collection
May 17
Ascension Thursday
$20,166
$4,631
Annual Catholic Appeal (64% of goal as of 5/18)
Pledged: $69,925
Paid $56,748
Donors: 390
Parish Office Summer Hours
Floral Remembrance
The office will close at 1:00 p.m. on Fridays from now
until August 28. Business hours on Monday through
Thursday and on Saturday will remain the same.
The flowers in the sanctuary at
Our Lady of Sorrows this week
are in loving memory of Marie A.
Stilwell at the request of her
husband Nicholas & family.
Liturgical Celebrations This Week
Tue., May 26
Wed., May 27
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St. Philip Neri
St. Augustine of Canterbury
WELCOME!
Byenveni!
Welcome to our Church.
Walk toward the splendor, the Lord walks with you.
Enter with trust and joy and prepare your heart.
Come on your own or with your brothers and sisters,
but come, follow in the footsteps of your forebears.
You have a place in God’s House.
You have brothers and sisters to meet,
Saints to imitate,
Our Lady to hear,
and the mystery of the Church to live.
If you thirst for joy, delight, justice, love, forgiveness,
Come to draw the living water from the fountain of
salvation.
Whether, young and enthusiastic,
burdened by suffering,
feeling marginalized,
or happily living your family life,
come be enlightened by the Gospel.
Leave reconciled, comforted, renewed.
Announce the Good News to your brothers and
sisters:
God loves us and hears us!
Enter then,
Walk toward the splendor; the Lord walks with you.
Byenveni nan Legliz nou an.
Mache nan bon direksyon, Granmèt la ap mache avè w.
Antre ak konfyans, kèkontan epi prepare kè w.
Vini sèl oswa vini avèk frè w ak sè w,
Men swid ansyen yo.
W gen yon plas nan Kay Bondye a
W gen frè ak sè k'ap tann w,
Sen yo pou w imitePou tande Manman Mari,
Epi viv mistè Legliz la.
Si w swaf lajwa, kèkontan, jistis, renmen, pardon,
Vin bwè nan sous lavi pou tout tan an.
Ke, w jèn, anjwa,
Akable pa la soufrans,
W santi w majinalize,
Oswa kontan w'ap viv lavi fanmi an,
Vinn viv Levanjil la,
Rekonsilye w, rekonfòte w epi tounen yon moun
nouvo.
Anonse Bòn Nouvèl la ak sè ak frè nou yo.
Bondye renmen nou epi Li tande nou.
Antre non!
Mache nan bon direksyon, Granmèt la ap mache avè w.
Pastoral Council Update
Rosary Altar Society News
Since September 2011, our parish has had the benefit
of the advice and support of a pastoral council. It has
been active in promoting a number of initiatives to
strengthen our parish family. Last week, the council
welcomed four new members with the “retirement” of
those who have completed their term of service. How
grateful we should be to have parishioners willing to
devote time and energy to helping to develop our
pastoral life.
We offer our thanks to the following members who
have served so generously and completed their
terms:
David Uhaze
Mike Schulz
Robert Marino
June Meeting and Dinner (Monday, June 1) Our
last meeting of the season will begin at 6:00 p.m. in
the Church Meeting Room. The catered dinner will be
provided by Risoldi’s. Pat Veintimilla and her
hospitality committee are planning a very nice event
for us. Cost for the dinner is $14 and advance
reservations are required. Please place your check
and the form below in an envelope marked "Rosary
Altar Dinner" and place it in the collection basket or
drop it off at the parish office no later than May 24.
OLS-SA Rosary Altar Society
June 1 Dinner Reservation Form
Returns due by Sunday, May 24
Lea Novak
Maureen Pfeffer
Name: ___________________________________
We welcome the following parishioners who begin
their service to the council:
Evan Prendergast
David Larkin
Telephone: ______________ Amt Enclosed:_____
Thomas Dobinson
Corporate Sunday—All parishioners are invited to
join us at St. Anthony’s Church at 9:30 a.m. on
Sunday, June 7, for recitation of the Rosary for world
peace, an end to abortion, an end to terrorism, the
intentions of the Pope and the personal intentions of
all those present. Celebration of the Mass will follow
at 10:00 a.m.
Thomas Murl
We also thank those who continue their service for
the coming year:
Vince Peroni
Joan DeGregory
Ketia LaFleur
Sonny Pittaro
Deacon Luders Desiré
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I Scream, You Scream,
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Please Note
The parish offices will be closed
on Monday, May 25,
in observance of Memorial Day.
Our Lady of Sorrows - St.
Anthony Preschool is having a
fundraiser! All family and
friends are invited to enjoy
delicious ice cream at Carella's
Ice Cream Shop (2503 Nottingham Way in Hamilton)
on Thursday, May 28, from 3 p.m. to closing. A
percentage of all ice cream sold goes directly to the
preschool. Come treat yourself and support our "great
little school!" Everybody loves ice cream!
With Gratitude & Best Wishes
Sr. Dorothy Lettiere, R.S.M.
Since 2005, our Religious
Education Program has had the
benefit of the wit, wisdom, and
gentleness of Sister Dorothy
Lettiere, R.S.M. During these
years of being a faithful and
loving caregiver to her dear
mother, Sister Dorothy has kept
her hand in the catechetical
ministry of the Church by teaching our 7th and 8th
graders preparing for Confirmation. She has also
given presentations to our parents whose children
were to receive their First Holy Communion as well as
Confirmation. How blessed we have been to have this
very popular and exemplary religious as part of our
program. Sr. Dorothy traces her roots to St. Anthony’s
Parish whose pastor, the indefatigable Monsignor
Michael McCorristin, encouraged her to be a
missionary. Sister Dorothy responded with generosity
as a member of the Sisters of Mercy in Guam. On
May 18, Sister Dorothy will return to Guam to
continue to minister to the people she loves and who
love her.
Thank you Sister Dorothy! We shall miss you!
May the Lord make fruitful your labors
for the glory of God and salvation of souls.
In Memoriam
A Paschal Candle to be used at Our Lady of Sorrows
Church was donated in loving memory of Daniel
Bartram by Marie Borrelli, Carol Carabelli, Kay
Chiarello, Clara Gioe, Ginny LaMorte, Joan J.
Mainzer, and Eleanor Murdza.
Our Parishioners Again Manifest
Their Love And Generosity!
We acknowledge with gratitude the generous
response of so many to the annual Mother’s Day
Baby Shower, which provides needed items for the
Choice One Pregnancy Center.
Thank you!
Please Pray for the Sick
Joan Bartolomei, Bernice Bates, Evelyn Bella, Victoria
Bilardo, John Carbonara, Maria Corbett, Ryan
Cromwell, Carmella Cronce, Noel DeBlois, Ted Dolci,
Bill Doran, Eileen Evans, Suzanne Figueroa, Bud
Foley, Adam Gauss, Keith Gerner, Lewis Gryziewicz,
George Gushue, Eileen & John Haller, Lillian Henry,
Joan Holman, Lorraine Jones, Paul Komlosi, Stephen
Komlosi, Bernadette Lecato, Michael T. Masick, Alice
Matey, Mark McGrath, Larry Monte, Shirley Morabito,
Rosemarie Murphy, Chelsea Nodeland, Cheryl & Tom
Noon, Charlotte Nurko, Joseph O'Hara, Linda
Patterson, Frank Petrino Jr, Isabella Petrino, Tom
Plantier, Mary Plumeri, Rose Salvatore, Baby Michael
Schaefer, David Smith, Janice Sprink, Lisa Tiehue,
Elizabeth Wilson
If you would like to be placed on the sick list, please
call the rectory office. (If you're calling for someone
else, kindly make sure you have their permission.)
Please note that names will be removed from the
published prayer list after 12 weeks unless other
arrangements have been made.
Online Giving Has Arrived!
Our Lady of Sorrows - St. Anthony now provides
Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make a
one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is
easy—just visit our Website, www.ols-sa.org, and
click on our Online Giving link. When you participate,
your gift will be securely transferred directly into the
parish bank account. And you won't have to
remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on
Sundays! And if you still want to place something in
the offertory basket, just pick up one of our "I gave
online" cards on your way into church and use that at
offertory time.
Please Pray for Our Beloved Deceased
Pasquale Cifelli
Kathy Grice
Victoria D. Sorrento
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Phyllis Lawryk
Catherine Yeade
You are invited to
place the names of
your loved ones who
gave their lives for our
freedom in one of the
parish's Books of
Remembrance, located by Our Lady’s statue in Our
Lady of Sorrows and at the Altar of Remembrance in
St. Anthony.
Important Reminder
If you signed up for the bus trip to see Wicked on
Tuesday, May 26, please make sure you're at the
school parking lot no later than 2:45 p.m. The
performance is at 7 p.m. and we hope to be home
before 11.
Your Parish School News
We sure had fun sharing our adventures of Flat
Jesus with you last week! Why not become a part of
the fun that we are having? We gave each of the
children a cutout of a flat Jesus to carry with them. It
acted as a reminder that Jesus is always with us,
even when we may forget. The paper cutout made the
concept real for them, and their lively pictures made
for a wonderful sharing event for everyone. Stop by to
visit your parish school. The posters hang along the
halls and they are so much fun to see! Each time I
look at them, I discover something new.
Now comes the fun part when you really get
involved! You know that you have Jesus with you
wherever you go, why not share it with the children?
Taking a bus trip to Atlantic City soon, Jesus will be
with you. Off to the beach for a week this summer?
Let us know that Jesus was with you. Visiting a friend
for a few days? Inform the school that Jesus was with
you. Each of us in the parish is the best teacher for
our children, for we are theirmodels. Just take a
moment to mail a postcard to the school from
wherever you visit. Simply say, "Hi, Our Lady of
Sorrows School. I'm in _____, and Jesus is with
me!" Believe me the children will love your postcards.
Be sure to add your name. Keep them coming, for we
plan to hang each of them in our main entrance hall.
Each morning, we will announce the cards that we
receive. See we never really "Age Out" of school! We
can still have fun learning and sharing. Mail your
postcards to:
Sanctuary Lamps
At Our Lady of Sorrows
A lamp burns in loving memory of Trudy Perferi
Requested by Carmela
At Saint Anthony
A lamp burns in loving memory of Theresa DiFranco
Requested by husband Pasquale
Welcome
A hearty welcome is extended to the following new
parishioners and their families:
Matthew J. Dempsey
Donna & Paul Evans
Desiree & Andrew Mancuso
Seniors’ Activities
Senior Club #1
The End-of-Season luncheon will take the place of
our regular June 10 meeting. Notices have been sent
to all members and payment should be sent to Gail
Bell no later than June 1. If you have any questions,
please contact Gail at 586-3918. We hope you can all
come and enjoy a delicious meal at Villa Maria
Restaurant on that date.
Senior Club #1 is planning a trip to Hunterdon Hills
Playhouse on Wednesday, October 21, to see Social
Security. Cost is $77 per person, which includes the
bus, lunch and the show. Payment is not due until
September 9. Reservations can be made by calling
Nora Fragale at 838-0043.
Our Lady of Sorrows School
3800 E. State Street Ext.
Hamilton Twp, NJ 08619
Each morning a student leads us in morning
prayers. We keep you, our wonderful parishioners, in
our prayers. Add an extra punch and send us a
postcard. PS-(Shh, the children don't know it yet, but
the entire school is going to be involved. Before they
leave for the summer, they are copying the school
address to mail their own postcards to say, "Hi, Our
Lady of Sorrows. I'm in _______, and Jesus is with
me!" Now if you think you might need a Flat Jesus of
your own, it is easy. Draw your own, and put it into
your wallet for a reminder, or stop by school. We'll be
glad to give you one of your own!
Senior Club #2
Next meetings: Tues, June 2 & 16
1:00 p.m.; Church Meeting Room
There will be changes for future Atlantic City trips.
Information will be announced soon. Please call
Doreen (706-6169) if interested in going on the trips.
Our Seniors Clubs welcome new members! You do
not have to be a parishioner to join.
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OLS PTA Seeking Donations
Religious Education News
Save the date! The OLS PTA’s 5th Annual Knight to
Remember is scheduled for Friday, October 9!
This is a tricky tray style event and through the
generous donations of our school families,
parishioners, and the community at large, we were
able to assemble more than 230 gift baskets to raffle
off last year. All proceeds
from this event benefit the
students of Our Lady of
Sorrows School.
We are in need of your help
once again! Have you come across items in your
closet that you purchased for gifts but never gave
out? Did you get a gift that you wanted to exchange
but never got back to the store? Why not donate it to
our event? We are looking for new and unused items
as well as baskets or containers (i.e., hat boxes,
photo boxes, totes, etc.) to help create these
wonderful gift baskets once again. Unfortunately, due
to the nature of the event we cannot accept clothing
or “gently used” items. Donations can be dropped off
at school’s main office between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00
p.m. Simply label the donation “KTR.” Please do not
drop off donations at the Parish Office. If you have a
question or would like further information, please
contact Liz Landi (631-8033 or [email protected]).
Religious Education Registration
It is time to register your children for Religious
Education classes for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please remember that certain sessions fill up quickly
so early registration is highly recommended. We can
more easily accommodate your preference if you
register promptly. We have a special offer for the
early registration. Please check the letter that we
mailed with the registration forms. If you haven't
received it yet, please call us.
For your convenience, all registration forms also are
available on the OLS-SA website (www.ols-sa.org).
You may print the registration form and mail or bring it
to the Religious Education Office. If you have a Pre-K
or Kindergarten student entering Religious Education
classes, please print the registration form from the
website or call our office to register your child.
Sunday and Summer Developments
Sunday sessions are now available for students in
Grades 7 and 8.
A Summer Program is now offered as an alternative
to regular year-round classes! See below for details.
Attention all Parents whose children are attending
Trenton Catholic Academy. If your child is in 2nd
grade or 7th grade, please make sure that you register
your child for sacramental preparation.
Introducing….
Summer
Religious Education
You're Invited
After the 10 a.m. Mass this Sunday, May 24, the
Secular Franciscans will hold their annual May
Crowning in St. Anthony's Church Hall. All are invited
to come join us, honor our Blessed Lady, and get to
know the Franciscans.
The Summer Program is offered to our parishioners
as an alternative to the traditional once a week class
format that is held from September through May. It
will be held:
Monday –Friday
July 20-24 & July 27-31
9:00 a.m. -Noon
The Summer Program seeks to accommodate the
busy schedules of our families by eliminating the
weekly “shuttling” of children to the parish campus
from September through May. Class time is the same
as the regular program but condensed into a twoweek period. his “intensive” plan provides for a more
focused approach and retention of the subject matter.
Students will stay “connected” to the parish
throughout the year through weekly Mass and by
attending 3 catechetical sessions during the Advent,
Lent, & Easter Seasons. Parental involvement is
expected. It is open to students of Grades 3 -6.
For information & registration forms, please call
Mrs. Francis at 587-4372.
Fore!
You're invited to participate in our 21st Annual Golf
Classic on Wednesday, September 16, at Mercer
Oaks West Golf Course. The $135 entry fee covers
18 holes of golf, a cart, tee gift package, lunch,
cocktails, dinner and prizes.
We hope that you can join us
for a great time. If you cannot
golf, maybe you could support
our golf outing by becoming a
sponsor or attending the dinner.
To register as a golfer or for
more
information
about
sponsorship opportunities or
attending the dinner, please
contact John O'Donovan (587-5613).
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Our faith teaches us that Jesus remains present in his
Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Sacrament that
is reserved in the tabernacle.
Thanks to all who returned their 2015 Annual Catholic
Appeal pledge cards, our parish is now 64% of the way
to its goal! If you are one of the 390 who made a pledge
or a one-time donation, thank you! If, however, you
wanted a little time to prayerfully consider pledging, but
mislaid your pledge card or haven’t yet returned it,
please take this opportunity to do so. Your Act of Faith
that will facilitate Works of Love. And when we exceed
our goal, money returns to our parish!
Drop your gift in our regular collection and mark the
envelope “Annual Catholic Appeal.” (Please make
checks payable to the Annual Catholic Appeal, not to
OLS-SA.) We'll gladly forward your gift to the diocese.
The Appeal assists in the
Ministry of Catholic Schools.
Catholic schools in Burlington,
Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean
counties
welcome
about
17,000 Catholic and non-Catholic students from many
different cultural backgrounds. Parents, as the
primary educators of their children, work in
partnership with teachers to develop their children's
potential in becoming life-long learners. In a faithcentered, child-sensitive environment, students are
taught respect and to value individual differences in
others. Our schools' Catholic identity integrates
spirituality, collegiality, social justice and academic
development as students proclaim the faith in all
learning activities. Your gift can help to keep our
Catholic faith growing in our schools.
Thursdays Are Days Of Solemn Adoration
The Blessed Sacrament will be placed upon the altar
following the 7 a.m. Mass until Reposition at 6 p.m. All
are invited to answer the Lord’s call…He wants us
give Him the gift of our time. He wants us to come to
Him bringing our needs, anxieties, joys, and thanks.
Our Lady of Sorrows Church also is open during our
office hours. Why not stop for even a brief moment to
rejoice in the Lord’s Presence?
God Bless Our Newly Baptized
Ann Elizabeth Fleurant
Brianna Gafgen
Luke Douglas Muraglia
Dylan James Pelehaty
Maricia Jasmin Rodriguez
Milania Jayda Rodriguez
Kalum Soto
Christina Thermitus
Hygiene Products Needed
Our parish youth group will be collecting travel size
hygiene products to be distributed with the Loaves
and Fishes bag lunches. Donations may be dropped
off at the entrances of the church from Saturday, May
30, until Sunday, June 21. Thank you for your
generous donations!
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Catholic Charities to Honor Bishop
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, is pleased to
announce that Bishop David O'Connell will be the
recipient of the Richard J. Hughes Humanitarian Award
th
at our 26 Annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance on
Saturday, October 3, at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton.
If you wish to become a sponsor, include a
congratulatory ad in the program journal, or would like
more information on the event, please go to
www.catholiccharitiestrenton,org or contact Nancy
Tompkins at 394-5181, ext. 1161.
Anniversary Blessing Mass Announced
Bishop O'Connell will celebrate the Annual Diocesan
Anniversary Blessing Mass on Sunday, October 11, at
3:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral (Trenton). All Catholic
married couples in the Diocese of Trenton celebrating
their 1st, 25th, or 50th (and beyond) wedding
anniversaries in 2015 are invited to participate. Their
families and guests are invited to attend.
Registration information will be provided in upcoming
bulletins.
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Trenton Diocesan Spiritual Center
Save the Date
Mount Holly, NJ
609-877-0509
[email protected] verizon.net
www.FHOP.org
The annual Day of Spirituality for Mature Adults will be
held at St Raphael's parish on July 15 from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Richard Johnson,
psychologist, spiritual gerontologist, and prolific writer
about mature adult spiritual development. Watch for
further details and registration through the diocese.
Stilled and Quiet Is My Soul:
A Centering Prayer Weekend
7 PM Fri, May 29 – 1 PM Sun, May 31; $130 ($50 deposit
due with registration); residents & commuters welcome.
Is God Calling You?
Whether you are seriously discerning God’s Call to the
priesthood, or just curious how God is calling you to
serve Him in some aspect of your life, come and join us
to learn more about this exciting and powerful approach
to life in the Lord and build your relationship with Christ
along the way!
If you are a faithful, single, Roman Catholic man,
between the ages of 18 and 40, and you are asking
yourself whether God is calling you to be a priest, you
are cordially invited to join us in attending this month’s
discernment meeting on Sunday, May 24, from 4 to 6
p.m. at Saint Mary Parish (747 West Bay Ave, Barnegat).
Join Rev. Msgr. Kenard Tuzeneu as he shares in his
ministry of the priesthood, followed by great fellowship,
and conclude with a meal.
Please register with Diocese of Trenton Vocation Office
(406-7449; [email protected]).
Join us at this exciting time as you discover this
awesome way of serving the Lord and respond to His
invitation! We look forward to seeing you!
Personal Retreat Day
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Wed, June 10; $10 ($40 with spiritual
direction) ;please bring your lunch
7-Day Silent Directed Retreat
7 PM Sun, June 14 - 10 AM Sun, June 21; $450 ($60 nonrefundable deposit due with registration)
5-Day Retreat on Teilhard’s Mysticism
7 PM Tue, June 23 – 1 PM Sun, June 28; $350 ($60 nonrefundable deposit due with registration; meals included
for all); residents and commuters welcome!
The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness
will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015, a time when
our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great
martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution
by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John
Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the
First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this
year's Fortnight will focus on the "freedom to bear
witness" to the truth of the Gospel.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and
redeem hearts broken by abortion. This retreat offers a
supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment
where women and men can begin to experience the
process of healing.
7 p.m., Friday, June 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 14
Fee: $130
For registration and/or details, please contact Judy
Warenkiewicz (732-536-6871; [email protected]).
Summer Camps at VVA
Villa Victoria Academy is holding a summer camps for
boys and girls:
Broadway Basics Theatre Arts Camp
For boys and girls in grades 5-12
Get creative with rotating classes in music, dance, stage
building, voice and acting with a performance at the end!
June 15-26 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes Saturday, June
20, and performance on Sunday, June 28. Cost: $700
for both weeks; call Ursula Musella (882-1700, ext. 13)
Summer at Notre Dame
Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville offers a
variety of summer programs and youth sports camps.
Please visit [email protected] for additional
details and registration.
Games Galore Sports Camp
For boys and girls in grades 4-6
Have fun and learn team play, sportsmanship and
cooperation. Play activities like disc golf and flag football!
June 22-26 and June 29 to July 3 (8 a.m. to noon)
Cost: $250/week; call Michelle Ryan (439-2733)
Casino Trip
The Happy Days Senior Club sponsors a bus trip to an
Atlantic City casino on the first Wednesday of each
month. The bus leaves the OLS parking lot at 9:30 a.m.
The cost is $35. Call Madelyn (586-4549) for
reservations and further information.
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To all of the good people of Our Lady of Sorrows – Saint Anthony Parish,
As you may have heard, a major endowment campaign is currently underway at OLS-SA and throughout
the Diocese of Trenton. This week I will be sharing the first two components of the Faith to Move
Mountains Campaign for the Diocese and our parish.
1) Catechesis and Evangelization: In order to effectively raise our children in the Catholic faith in all of the
parishes across our four-county Diocese, the Diocese of Trenton will create an endowment fund that will
support and expand our Catechesis and Evangelization programs in the following ways:
Catechists and Catechetical Leaders: Currently, only 30% of catechists have participated in the Diocesan
catechetical certificate program. Funds from the campaign will provide full certification for all of our catechists
and expand educational advancement for parish catechetical leaders so that all serving in this role will have or
be pursuing a master’s degree in theology or religious education.
Parish Adult Faith Formation: Additional funds will be directed toward the organized training of adult formation
teams, strengthening existing programs, or creating new ones at each parish.
New Evangelization: The Diocese intends to build a comprehensive network that incorporates the best of parish
evangelization ministries in order to empower every parish community across the Diocese to deepen the spiritual
lives of its people, reach out to those who have left the Church, and invite and prepare all those who are coming
to the faith for the first time.
2) Parishes: 30% of the funds raised will remain with the parishes to address their own local needs (you
will be hearing about OLS-SA’s parish needs in the coming weeks). In addition to the 30% share, the
Diocese will also create the following endowment fund:
Diocesan Parish Assistance Fund: Over the past ten years, the Diocese has provided financial support to 40% of
all parishes that have been unable to fund their parish and school employee healthcare, pensions, retirement,
and other costs. This endowment will ensure that these and other vital resources will continue to be available
for any parishes in need of immediate assistance in order to effectively serve their parish communities for years
to come.
In the coming weeks, I will share further details about how the campaign funds will directly impact both
our Diocese and our community here at OLS-SA. Everyone will soon be invited to participate in this graced
effort. In the meantime, anyone is welcome to approach me before or after Mass with any questions you
may have. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Grace, peace, and blessings to you!
Monsignor Thomas Gervasio
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Come Celebrate a Special Anniversary Liturgy
for
Married Couples
If we love each other, God lives in us, and his love
has been brought to full expression through us.
1 John 4:12
In his book, Loving for a Lifetime, Richard Johnson, PhD, explains that sacred unity flows from
togetherness as we more fully understand that the love relationship between marriage partners is a
reflection of the love relationship between Jesus and all the children of God.
On June 6, there will be a special liturgy at the 5:00 p.m. Mass to honor the sacrament of marriage for
couples who are celebrating anniversaries of 1 year, multiples of 5 years, or more than 50 years,
during 2015.
Following will be a Wine and Cheese Reception for the married couples participating in this liturgy.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------All married couples wishing to attend this liturgy, please complete the information below and
drop the form off at the rectory office or email the information to [email protected] by
Friday, May 29. If you don’t receive a confirmation phone message, please call Barbara at 5870759.
Names: _______________ and _________________
Wedding Anniversary Date: ________________
Phone: ______ ______ - _________
__________________________________
Number of Married Years: _____
Email: _______________________________________
Is child care needed? _______ Please provide names and ages of children: __________________
________________________________________________________________________________
Will you be joining us for wine and cheese? _________
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For I was hungry and you gave me food . . .
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,…
Matthew 25:35
Loaves and Fishes
Saturday, June 28
The Loaves and Fishes Community of the Diocese of Trenton serves meals on the last two Saturdays
of every month all year long at St. Mary's Cathedral in Trenton. Our Lady of Sorrows - St. Anthony will
host the meal on Saturday, June 27. We will be serving dinner for more than 600 guests.
OLS School PTA will provide the supplies for bagged lunches, which we will be assembling on Friday,
June 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Volunteers are needed for this event.
We REALLY need volunteers to serve at the Cathedral on Saturday!
Can you spare just a few hours out of one day to serve Jesus?
There are several ways you can help. You can work “behind the scenes” in the kitchen or serve the
guests directly, and several time slots are available:
10 helpers to serve bagels and coffee at St. Mary’s from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
10 helpers to prepare the meal and work in the kitchen from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
30 helpers to serve the dinner guests from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
5 helpers to serve at the second station in the cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
6 helpers to prep the dessert from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10 helpers to clean the kitchen from noon to 1:30 p.m.
10 helpers to clean the cafeteria and fold the tables from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Does your child need service hours? This is a great way to earn them!
Is transportation an issue for you? Car pooling for adults is available.
To volunteer or to arrange transportation, contact
Cheryl Uhaze (588-0890 or [email protected]).
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Watering flowers keeps them alive.
A blood donation keeps a child alive.
Will you be a life saver?
Our Lady of SorrowsSt. Anthony Parish
BLOOD DRIVE
DATE
SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015
TIME
8:00am to 12:30pm
PLACE
OLS Church Meeting Room
SIGN UP
Barbara 609-883-9750 ext. 145 or
on our website www.GIVEBLOODNJ.org
Each donor will receive a t-shirt.
Any medical/travel inquiries, please visit:
www.givebloodnj.org/donor-eligibility-guidelines
1410 Parkside Avenue | Trenton | New Jersey 08638-2921 | Phone | 1-609-883-9750 \ Visit us at www.GiveBloodNJ.org
©2005. All Rights Reserved. Community Blood Council of New Jersey, Inc.
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Fax 609-450-8109
[email protected]
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Any Service/Repair Call
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ALL MAJOR PRESCRIPTION PROGRAMS
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