Saturday 5:30 pm Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am 12:00 pm Monday November 8 Robert Maus November 9 Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Our Parishioners Mary Kearstan Rev Charles Klein and Walter Macchia Barbara Kotowski November 10 St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church 6:45 am Leonard Fordellone Tuesday November 11 St Martin of Tours, Bishop 6:45 am Robert Lee Wednesday November 12 St Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr 6:45 am Souls in Purgatory Thursday November 13 St Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin 6:45 am Frank Dunn Friday November 14 6:45 am Deceased Priests and Religious of our Diocese Saturday November 15 8:00 am Ken Henderson 5:30 pm Rupert Thompson Sunday November 16 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 am Our Parishioners 9:00 am Sylvester Joseph 10:30 am Vincent and Phyllis Carey 12:00 pm Mary Kearstan PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH Please remember in your prayers the members of our parish who are ill, especially Kristin Petrasek, Connie Ingrassia, Jack Dolan, Martin Schwartz, Peter Burtis, Dawn Badalamenti, Christopher Fraclose, John Stringer, Kevin Cunniff, John Bracco, Arline Forte, Nancy Huber, Rev. Brian Ditullio, Gene Caulfield, Jeanine Niehoff, Saskia Kane, Lindsay Lampach, Joy Skubic, Edward Sotelo, John Voorhees, Sr. Bernadette Weller, Joan Kellenberger, Rev. Msgr. Francis Matarazzo, Sandra Fittin, Marie Cardone, Richard and Giles Stuber, Monica Brennan, Marie Mullaney, Fr. Kenneth Hewitt and Fr. Christopher Muldoon. St. Catherine of Siena 10 N Pocono Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Rectory 973-334-7131 [email protected] Fax: 973-334-3202 Religious Education 973-334-5257 [email protected] Website www.stcatherine-ml.org Scripture Readings November 16, 2014 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 An encomium for a good and worthy wife, this passage from Proverbs extols all the virtues which a worthy wife possesses – fidelity, industriousness, skill, charity to the poor, and fear of the Lord. Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Once again, Paul reassures the Thessalonians, who are anxious about the coming of Christ, that they need not fear being unprepared because they are “children of light.” Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus narrates the parable of the talents – in the story, the silver pieces given to the three men. Two of the men invest their coins and double their worth, but the third buries his coins in the ground and earns no return. The message of Jesus is that we must use to the fullest the talents we have received. PARISH LIBRARY – GRAND OPENING! The parish library will officially open Wednesday, November 12! The library will be open every Wednesday between 11:00-1:00. Come check it out! THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH Sunday, November 9 CCD Grade 5 Monday, November 10 CCD Grade 2 CCD Grade 8 Tuesday, November 11 Moms and Tots CCD Grade 3 CCD Grade 6 LTMTP group (library) Wednesday, November 12 Library open CCD Grades 1 & 4 CCD Grade 9 (Pottery Retreat) Thursday, November 13 CCD Gr 1 & 5 Choir Practice (children) (adult) Parish Council Mtg RCIA Saturday, November 15 Confession Sunday, November 16 CCD Grade 5 rd 3 Grade Mass & Social 10:00 to 11:45am 4:00 to 5:00pm 7:30 to 9:00pm 9:30 to 11:00am 4:00 to 5:00pm 7:00 to 8:15pm 7:00 to 9:00pm 11:00 to 1:00pm 4:00 to 5:00pm 7:30 to 9:00pm 4:00 to 5:00pm 7:00 to 7:30pm 7:30 to 9:00pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 4:00 to 5:00pm 10:00 to 11:45am 10:30 am THE POPE’S CATHEDRAL This feast displaces the Ordinary Time texts again this week. The celebration may generate more confusion than enthusiasm among parishioners, except perhaps for those who have been to Rome to see the basilica. The name of the church itself is “The Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior and Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist at the Lateran,” or simply “St. John Lateran.” The reason we celebrate this dedication as a universal feast is that this church is the cathedral church of the bishop of Rome; that is, the pope’s cathedral. Many people assume that St. Peter’s has this role, but the Lateran basilica is considered the mother church of all Catholic churches around the world. So, what we are really celebrating is not the building but our identity as a global church and our union with the church of Rome. As St. Paul reminds us in the second reading, “You are God’s building.” It’s a day to remind ourselves that we are part of something much bigger than the local parish. If last weekend’s celebrations of All Saints and All Souls reminded us that our family extends through time, this feast reminds us that we extend geographically around the planet. Have a great week! STEWARDSHIP In a Christian sense, a steward is the manager of the affairs of God on earth. Everything we have is given to us by God. Our offering is a symbolic act. Our money makes it possible for the Church to pay its bills and carry out its mission in Christ’s name. Collection for November 2 $7,002. Collection for All Saints $271. Weekly operating expenses $12,567. Shortfall $5,294. Collection for Diocesan Assessment $1,877. God bless you for your generosity. FOR OUR VETERANS O Lord, today I thank you for our veterans, for their willingness to risk all so that our nation might dwell in peace and safety. May they find the honor and recognition they truly deserve. I pray that you will heal the physical, spiritual, and psychological wounds some of these veterans have suffered. Bring a lasting peace to those who mourn the loss of comrades. Help them to find your love and mercy, so that they may cope with the actions they may have had to take while they served our country. Make them realize that the rules of engagement in war do not always follow the laws of Christianity, but give them solace by your Scripture passages that show them that sometimes battle is necessary for the common good. Amen. MASS OF REMEMBRANCE On Thursday, November 20th, a special Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated at 7:30 pm for all those who have died this past year. Anyone wishing to include a loved one to be remembered in prayer at this Mass is invited to do so. At this Liturgy you will receive a candle when your loved one’s name is called to be placed on the altar. All are invited to share in this special celebration of remembrance. FR. ENGLISH CENTER FOOD PANTRY The food collection for Fr. English Center is next weekend, November 15/16. Thank you in advance for your generosity. ADVENT FAMILY GATHERING WHEN: Saturday, November 22 TIME: 3:30pm – 6:30pm WHO: Students from Grades One through Six WHAT: A day of ADVENTure Learn about the true meaning of the Advent season. The day will include three craft activities with a brief catechesis of each, followed by the celebration of Eucharist at 5:30pm. WHERE: Parish Center / Church COST: a FREE WILL offering Limited to the first 30 children who sign up. Contact the CCD office for more information or to register. PASTA DINNER TO BENEFIT HAITI Please join us for a Pasta Dinner Sponsored by the 10th Grade Confirmation Class Saturday, November 22 6:30 - 8:30pm To Benefit our Sister Parish in Haiti $10/person or $25/family Tickets will be on sale after Mass or RSVP [email protected] GIFTS FROM BETHLEHEM Gifts from Bethlehem, olivewood and mother of pearl handcrafted art from the Holy Land, will be available after Masses in the gym Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16. The handicrafts trade evolved as a cultural tradition of Christians in the Holy Land for centuries. This indigenous form of art has since become an industry of great importance to the local people of the Holy Land who rely on it for livelihood. More than 65% of the income of the community in Bethlehem comes from this work. Thank you for your vital support of a Christian tradition and in protecting this important culture and industry. COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS The Compassionate Friends, a self help group for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, will be meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13th at St. Christopher Church, 1050 Littleton Rd. (Rt. 202), Parsippany at 7:30 pm in room 101. Dr. Michael Giuliano, a prominent Morristown psychiatrist, will discuss “How to Handle the Holidays”. For more information, please call Lynn Bain at 973-334-5532. We welcome our recently baptized new member in the church to our parish community Abigail Joan Hamilton daughter of Markland and Christina MASS FOR THE UNBORN Bishop Serratelli will be celebrating a Mass for the Unborn on Saturday, November 22 at St. Ann Parish in Parsippany at 10:00am. This Mass is sponsored by the Paterson Federation Knights of Columbus Councils. FAITH, FAMILY & FREEDOM Faith, Family & Freedom, a coalition for Judeo/Christian values, will present, “Persecution of Christians, Jews and Others Around the World” at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, November 12 at Masonic Hall, 39 Maple Ave., Morristown. Keynote speaker is Dexter Van Zile of Committee of Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), Boston. As people of faith, we need to pray for those being persecuted. An expert panel will explore what else we can do to stand up to these global atrocities against Christians, Jews and others. SAVE THE DATE! Ladies of the Parish The Annual Women’s Benediction & Ornament Exchange will be held Wednesday, December 10th. More details will follow! VENDOR’S CRAFT FAIRS St. Ann Church, 781 Smith Rd., Parsippany will host its 5th annual two-day vendor craft fair Sat., Nov. 15 from 9-3 and Sunday, Nov. 16 from 9-1. There will be 60 tables of handmade or new items, food, tricky tray, 50/50, door prizes, granny’s attic and free admission. For information call 973-884-1986. The Friends of Caldwell University and Caldwell University, will hold their 39th annual holiday craft show and tricky tray Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10-5:30 in the Student Center on campus. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Jane Bestys at 973226-2885. CATHOLIC TV NETWORK The CatholicTV Network, America’s Catholic Television Network®, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help provide this upbeat, youthful and exciting Catholic network and a powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation. To help, simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the internet please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.
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