Stewards of God’s Gifts The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament M

The Church of the Most Blessed Sacrament
787 Franklin Lake Road - Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417
Stewards of God’s Gifts
M
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
SERVED BY:
MOST REV. JOHN W. FLESEY,
Pastor
REV. MSGR. CARL D. HINRICHSEN,
Pastor Emeritus
REV. JOHN JOB,
Parochial Vicar
REV. MSGR. JOSEPH R. CHAPEL,
Weekend Assistant
SISTER ANNE LUCILLE COATES, SSJ,
Pastoral Associate
SISTER ROSE MARIE KEAN, SSJ,
Pastoral Associate
JENNIFER FOX,
Director of Youth Ministry
MARCIA KLINK, Ph.D.,
Director of Religious Education
LAUREN LONGO, Ph.D.,
Office of the Bishop
DAVID MAIULLO,
Music Director-Choirs/Organist
JOANN MATHEWS,
Principal
VALERIE TORKELSON,
Director of Music-Programming/Cantor
PHILIP M. TANCORRA,
Business Administrator
DIANE TRIOLO,
R.E. Coordinator, 1 - 6
PAT WUENSCH,
R.E. Coordinator, Junior High 7th & 8th
KRISTA VANCOPHSKY,
Local Safe Environment Coordinator
MASSES
Saturdays:
Anticipated Mass at 5:30 p.m.
Sundays:
7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m. & Noon
Holy Days:
Consult Bulletin for Times
Week Days :
6:45 & 9:15 a.m.
Saturdays:
9:00 a.m.
First Fridays:
9:30 a.m. Mass of Exposition, Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day, with Benediction 5:00 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Contact the Parish Center in advance to make arrangements for the
date of instructions for parents.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
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.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Couples contemplating marriage should contact the Parish Center
one year before the desired date.
PASTORAL CARE FOR THE SICK
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.
PARISH CENTER
FAX
SCHOOL
201-891-4200
201-891-4243
201-891-4250
PARISH WEB SITE: www.mostblessedsacrament.ws
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
CONVENT
201-891-8390
201-891-1836
SCHOOL WEB SITE: www.ambs.org
IMPORTANT PEOPLE
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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October 12, 2014
This Week at MBS
Sunday, October 12
•
Youth Group 7:30-9:00 pm (YR)
Monday, October 13
•
AMBS & Parish Center Closed
•
Core Cornerstone Gathering 7:30 pm (CR)
Tuesday, October 14
•
Senior Chair Exercises 10:00-11:00 am (UCR)
•
Jr. High R.E. 7:00-8:30 pm (AMBS School)
Wednesday, October 15
• 9:00 am Morning Prayer (Church)
• Pastoral Council 7:00 pm (CR)
Thursday, October 16
•
AMBS Blood Drive 1:00-7:00 pm (Gym)
•
Youth Group Parent Meeting 7:00 pm (YR)
•
Bereavement 7:30 pm (CR)
Friday, October 17
•
AMBS Noon Dismissal
Sunday, October 19
•
R.E. (1-6) Class 9:00-10:20 am (AMBS)
•
Confirmation Class 6:00-7:30 pm (AMBS)
•
Baptism 1:30 pm (Church)
•
Youth Group 7:30-9:00 pm (YR)
BREAKFAST CLUB
The Breakfast Club will be
serving breakfast on Sunday, October 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. (Please
note our first price increase.)
Our Annual Celebration of All Souls’ Mass
Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00 pm
All Are Invited
All are invited on Tuesday, November 4th to
pray for our deceased family and friends.
This is a beautiful way to remember your
loved ones. The Church in its wisdom celebrates this Feast each year to celebrate our
deceased.
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2014
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13
“And my God will supply every need of yours…” - PHILIPPIANS 4:19
God really does provide for those that are grateful and generous. This is very difficult for people that don’t live a stewardship lifestyle to believe. People are skeptical and say it’s just
coincidence. If you are skeptical, try living a stewardship lifestyle for just one month – be generous with your gifts of time,
talent and treasure and see how God provides for your needs.
World Mission Sunday
Next weekend our parish
will celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year
we are invited to reach out
and help build the Church
in Mongolia, the world’s
youngest Catholic Church, as well as local churches
throughout the Missions, in the most remote areas
across our world. Through the work of these
churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and
mercy, His hope and peace. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers. Please come prepared
next weekend to give generously in the collection for
the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. For
more
information,
please
visit
www.IAmAMissionary.org.
Please consider bringing up the gifts at our
weekend Masses. If you would like to do so,
please speak to an Usher before Mass begins. Thank you.
Good Counsel Baby Bottles
Don’t forget to keep filling up your baby
bottles with loose change to help Good
Counsel homes. Good Counsel has four
pro-life homes for mothers and operates a national
crisis pregnancy hotline (800-723-8331). Baby bottles will be collected on November 2nd in the bassinette located in the church’s vestibule. Thank you
for saying YES to life!
Second Sunday Food Collection
This Sunday, October 12th will be the
2nd Sunday Food Collection. Please
drop off all food at the Narthex of the
Church.
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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: Thomas Bocchino, Luigi Negri, Young Shim Choi,
Laura Canizzo, Linda McRoberts, Frank Sparano, Vivian
Avakian, Rebecca Salmins, Janet Kean, Suzanne Simone,
Bernadette Sephton, Jerome Gruber, Alex Perez, Joseph Valle,
Regina Crusco, Marlene Bracigliano, Lily Anderson, Elizabeth
Marzano, Steve Wexler, Ofelia Wayne, Baby John Tully, 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, Frank Nesbit,
Jennifer Avakian, Carolyn Serratelli Distasio, Joseph Maglio,
and Darren Was
“A time to mourn”
Recently Deceased: Christopher Connelly, Robert Brady, Angela
Vinci (mother of Jim Vinci) and all those who grieve them
“A time for peace”
For national and world leaders and those in the armed services:
especially Ronald Anzalone, Becki DeVust, Anthony Vaccaro, Jr. and
Greg Mucks
Amen
October 12, 2014
Readings for the Week
Monday:
Gal 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 — 5:1; Ps 113:1b-5a,
6-7; Lk 11:29-32
Tuesday:
Gal 5:1-6; Ps 119:41, 43-45, 47-48;
Lk 11:37-41
Wednesday: Gal 5:18-25; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 11:42-46
Thursday: Eph 1:1-10; Ps 98:1-6; Lk 11:47-54
Friday:
Eph 1:11-14; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13;
Lk 12:1-7
Saturday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18;
Lk 10:1-9
Sunday:
Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1, 3-5, 7-10; 1 Thes 1:15b; Mt 22:15-21
Sunday
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 Noon
October 12
Parish Family
Julia Lewis (Tusa Family)
Robert & Connie Ardizone
(Fondacaro Family)
William Moran (Kathy Reilly)
Monday
6:45 am
9:15 am
October 13
Martin Jachts (Margaret McManus)
Chester Brodzinski (Family)
Tuesday
6:45 am
9:15 am
October 14
John Kantakis (Patricia Spinnler)
Marie Kokoska (Family)
Wednesday
6:45 am
October 15
Edward M. Donovan
(Noreen & Tom Jones)
Josef, Jadwiga & Marianna Rybak
(Family)
9:15 am
Thursday
6:45 am
9:15 am
October 16
John McKenna (Pat Rittereiser)
Ellen Brophy (Tony Altomare & Family)
Friday
6:45 am
9:15 am
October 17
Justin Cordero Fink
(Blanche & John Carabuena)
William Hufnagel (Joe & Joan McAuliffe)
Saturday
9:00 am
5:30 pm
October 18
Rosemary Altomare (Welsh Family)
Frank O’Marra (Wife Margaret)
Sunday
7:30 am
9:00 am
October 19
Parish Family
Jessie Nazzaro Ravo (27th Anniversary)
(Ralph & Toni Ravo)
Edward & Julia Lewis (Tusa Family)
Joseph Hroncich
(Elena & Joe Hroncich)
10:30 am
12:00 Noon
Join in praying the rosary after every weekday
and
Saturday morning Masses.
Saturday, October 18
5:30 pm: Menapace
Sunday, October 19
7:30 am: Murphy
9:00 am: Behrens
10:30 am:
Sauter
12:00 pm: Bivona
Sisters of St. Joseph Mass Cards
Sisters of St. Joseph Mass Cards
are available in the Parish Center.
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October 12, 2014
October Calendar Reminders
Tuesdays…remember, Clubs, dismissal 3:30 pm; please try not to leave early on Club
day as the students miss out on the club activity
Columbus Day…no classes…October 13th
Transition to formal uniform…Week of October 14th
Blood Drive sponsored by 6th graders…1:00-7:00 pm in gym…October 16th
Dismissal at NOON…Oct. 17th…Faculty to Cathedral to Newark for Mass
Archdiocesan County Professional Day…no classes…October 20th
Formal uniform required by October 21st
Formal Uniform School Pictures…T-8...October 24th
Formal School Pictures for Cottages…October 27th
Are you considering sending your toddler to our Prep program?
PreK 3 now have enrichment classes on Tues/Fri afternoons
call to arrange an appointment to explore your options…
enjoy a tour of our Little Blessings Cottages
Thank you for supporting / choosing AMBS for a quality education in the finest Roman Catholic tradition
AMBS registration forms can be found at our website www.ambs.org
Please call the office for more details on any of our many programs…201-891-4250
Sacramental Linens Ministry
Thank you for your continued
support and generosity to our church!
October 5th: $12,295.00
El Salvador Education & Development FundOctober 5th: $15,680.00
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.
RCIA
We're back to our regular schedule this weekend and
can't wait to see everyone there! If you've never joined
us, now is the time! Our high school Youth Group is open
to any teen from freshman-seniors from any school. No
need to register--just show up and have fun! We've met
so many great new teens this year and can't wait for our
group to get bigger and bigger as the year goes on. We
meet Sunday nights from 7:30-9pm in the Youth Room in
the basement of the Parish Center.
OUR NEXT
EVENT?...Trunk or Treat!!! Our 3rd annual Trunk or
Treat event is coming up on Sunday, October 26th. See
our flyer for more details. We need families to attend and
teens to work so there's something for everyone. Contact
our Youth Minister, Jen Fox at [email protected] with any
questions.
Sunday, October 12 - Elizabeth Latincsics
Friday, October 17 - Barbara Behrens
Sunday, October 19 - Joy Sova
Friday, October 24 - Midori Farrell
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 non-Catholic
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.
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October 12, 2014
SENIOR MINISTRY
CHAIR EXERCISE CLASS
October 14, 21, 28
Tuesday Mornings from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The donation is $10.00.
Eve St. John is the instructor
Sr. Breakfast with Santa
SAVE THE DATE, Sunday, December 21st
We are planning the winter event “Breakfast With
Santa”. More information will be in bulletin. Please
help to make these events successful with your
attendance.
RELIGIOUS ITEMS
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
community.
COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP
The Community Thrift Shop is
accepting donations of new or gently
used clothing and bric-a-brac.
(No electronics.)
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. The key is at the Parish
Center.
Confirmation Grade 9
This past weekend was great for the students
and parents of the Confirmation class. We had
a very respectful group at the Votive Retreat
with Ray Boswell , a Professional Potter from
Sugar Loaf, New York . Mr. Boswell did a new
presentation on living the faith and Christian Commitment. He used his art and pottery to explain the concepts
of being the best version of yourself you can be in life as
well as looking at life from different perspectives to expand your horizons. Religious images and concepts were
shown through graphic art selections and his instant designs of pottery using the potter's wheel. Special thanks
to the MBS Education Foundation for their support of this
project for our children at MBS Church.
***NEXT CONFIRMATION CLASS IS SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 19 IN THE AMBS SCHOOL
FROM 6:00-7:30 pm
Autumn Prayer
O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the
changing of the seasons.
As we embrace these autumn months,
May the earlier setting of the sun remind us to take time
to rest.
May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet remind us
of the brevity of this earthly life.
May the steam of our breath in the cool air remind us that
it is you who give us your breath of life.
May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the
birds remind us that you call us to follow your will.
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever.
Amen.
CCD GRADES 1-6
***NO CCD CLASSES ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER
12, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 AND TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 14
***NEXT CCD CLASSES ARE ON SUNDAY,
OCTOBER 19, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 AND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Be My Disciples Books
Home Study students can pick up their books in the
boxes labeled by grade in the Narthex of the
Church.
***All CCD CLASS STUDENTS WHO DID NOT
COMPLETE THE FIRST 10 CHAPTERS OF THEIR
BOOK OVER THE SUMMER NEED TO COMPLETE IT
OVER THE HOLIDAYS.
Jr. High News—Grades 7 & 8
On October 7th, the seventh grade
students from class took a walk and
experienced a “Tour of the Church”!
They were able to see and hear about
many of the places and items in our
Church that we so often take for granted
or overlook. I believe they enjoyed the experience
and came away with added knowledge of our
prayerful environment!
Thank you to the teachers, aides and volunteers
who so graciously came out to help with the “tour”. I
sincerely appreciate their help, and could not do it
without them!
Thank You and God Bless!
Pat Wuensch
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Special Noon Mass for Those Affected by The
Disease of Alcoholism
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, October 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.
Volunteers Needed for Life Source Hospice
Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part
of our patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as
friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen
County and provide them with much appreciated
companionship by sitting, listening and praying with
them.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can
visit on evenings and weekends. Most volunteers
donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of
one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training
and support by experienced hospice professionals.
Volunteers must be 16 years or older.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Kip,
Volunteer Coordinator, Life Source Hospice at #201967-4313 or [email protected]
Volunteers Needed for Bergen Regional Med. Ctr.
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical
Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to transport inhouse residents to and from hospital Masses:
Wednesdays (11:00 am), Saturdays (3:30 pm) and
Sundays (11:15 am). Also needed are Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy Communion on Sunday mornings or
afternoons. If you are18 years of age or older and wish
to volunteer, please contact Fr. John Quill at 201-4210099.
Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus, NJ (201) 445-4466
Wednesday, October 15 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Mount St. Dominic Academy, Caldwell, NJ (973) 226-0660
Sundays, October 19 at 1:30 pm
Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell NJ (201-634-4151
Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 pm
Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ (201) 327-9258
November 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm
St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, NJ (201) 391-3300
Wednesday, November 5th from 6:30-9:00 pm
Oak Knoll School, Summit, NJ (908) 522-8109
Saturday, November 15 from 9:30-11:30 am
October 12, 2014
Catholic Schools COOP and High School EXPO
Attention families of 8th grade students wanting to attend Catholic
High School in fall 2014. The Catholic High School entrance exam
(COOP) will be given on November 7, 2014. Students need to register
for this exam ahead of time by going to www.coopexam.org/
www.coopexam.org. The site will be fully operational as of September
1st. Additionally the Archdiocese of Newark is sponsoring Catholic
High School Admissions Fairs called High School Expo at the end of
September. Full details can be found here http://bit.ly/HSEXPO If you
have any questions, kindly direct them to Laura Cristiano, Director of
Marketing, Archdiocese of Newark, 973-497-4258/[email protected]
“When I called, You Answered” — Respect Life Month
Every October, the Catholic Church celebrates Respect Life Month.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, chairman of the USCCB Committee on ProLife Activities shared that:
“We live in a society of unbelief, where the unborn, the sick, and the
elderly are often unwanted and endangered by acts of violence or
neglect…Since [Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton], over fifty-five
million unborn children's lives have been taken, leaving many millions
of mothers, fathers, and family members wounded and grieving their
loss. Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in three states, allowing
doctors to help end patients' lives rather than provide much-needed
comfort in times of pain and distress… Despite these challenges, Pope
Francis reminds us that we always have hope in Christ. The Holy
Father speaks not only of physical life, but spiritual life as well -- our
life in Christ that has the power to transform us. By opening our hearts
to his love and mercy, we let Christ dwell in us and we see more
deeply the intricate and unique beauty of each person…We must
respond to Pope Francis' call with great urgency. Opening our hearts
to life in Christ empowers us for loving, merciful action toward others.
We must give witness to the Gospel of Life and evangelize through our
lives.”
The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark promotes the
Catholic Church’s teaching on the respect, care and protection of
human life from conception to natural death, and does so with great
urgency. The Respect Life Office works with crisis pregnancy centers
to direct people to proper prenatal care and information when faced
with a crisis pregnancy.
The Respect Life Office provides resources and necessary tools for
parish involvement for Pro-Life activities throughout the entire
Archdiocese. From retreats to special Pro-Life training, they offer
effective 0pportunities to engage others in the Pro-Life movement. For
example, the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat was created to help men and
woman who have had an abortion, find hope and healing. To date there
have been over 65 retreats, healing over 700 men and women. Thank
you for your support of the Annual Appeal, which makes the Respect
Life Office a reality!
Visit www.rcan.org/life to learn more about the Respect Life Office of
the Archdiocese of Newark.
Sunday, November 9th at 2:00 pm
Auxiliary of the Little Sisters
Featuring John Paul “Bucky” Pizzarelli, American Jazz
Guitarist and Banjoist
At St. Jospeh’s Home, Totowa (refreshments served)
Send checks to: Ms. Joann Van Splinter, 18 Minerva
Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ ($30.00 per person)
Questions call: Joann Van Splinter at 201-447-6400
Cover Sheet
Church Name and Address
Most Blessed Sacrament
787 Franklin Lake Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Phone
201-891-4200
Contact Person
Cheryl Hendricks or Krista Vancophsky
Software
Microsoft Publisher 2007
Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Number of Pages Sent
10 Pages (7 pages + 3 inserts. Please call with any questions, thank you).
Sunday Date of Publication
October 12, 2014
Transmission Time
Thursday, 11:00 pm