Document 413562

5:30 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 pm
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
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
November 14
6:45 am
Deceased Priests and Religious of our
Saturday November 15
8:00 am
Ken Henderson
5:30 pm
Rupert Thompson
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
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
[email protected]
Fax: 973-334-3202
Religious Education
[email protected]
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
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.
The parish library will officially open Wednesday,
November 12! The library will be open every
Wednesday between 11:00-1:00. Come check it
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
Parish Council Mtg
Saturday, November 15
Sunday, November 16
CCD Grade 5
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
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
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
Have a great week!
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.
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
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.
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.
The food collection for Fr. English Center is next
weekend, November 15/16. Thank you in advance for
your generosity.
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
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, 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.
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
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, 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.
Ladies of the Parish
The Annual Women’s Benediction & Ornament
Exchange will be held
Wednesday, December 10th.
More details will follow!
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.
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 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.