November 9, 2014 Served By: Rev. Basil Lek Pastor Rev. John J. Donohue In Residence Mr. Joseph J. Malanga Mr. Louis Rusignuolo Deacons Mrs. Josephine Sarno Director of Religious Education 973-743-6122 e-mail: sarnojosephine @ ymail.com MASSES Weekend: Saturday at 5:30 P.M., Sunday at 8:00, 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon. Weekdays: Monday thru Saturday, 8 A.M. in Rectory Chapel. Also 7 P.M. during Lent Holy Days & Holidays: as announced in bulletin. LITURGY OF THE HOURS Morning Prayer: 8:30 A.M. on Saturday Church of ST. VALENTINE 125 NORTH SPRING STREET BLOOMFIELD, NEW JERSEY 07003 RECONCILIATION (Confession) Saturday at 1 PM. Also by appointment. PARISH OFFICE 973-743-0220 FAX 973-743-2041 E-mail: [email protected] www.stvalentinechurch.com ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK www.rcan.org Mission Statement We, the Parish Family of Saint Valentine, are a Roman Catholic Community within the local church of the Archdiocese of Newark. The celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments is central to our identity as a parochial community which worships God in fellowship with family, neighbors and friends. Sharing the Eucharist empowers us to be a sign of the Kingdom of God present among us, yet ever becoming more a reality, as we follow Christ, proclaiming his Gospel and witnessing to his teaching. Through liturgical worship and the ministries of the Church, we are enabled to love each other in our service of God. THEREFORE, we the Parish Community of Saint Valentine, are dedicated to serving others within and outside ourselves, as we strive to deepen our own commitment to the Lord and to announce the Good News of salvation in Christ. ADULT CATECHUMENATE (RCIA) Marriage: Arrangements should be made A faith-sharing group which supports and with a clergy one year in advance. leads toward adult initiation. Call the parish office for information. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM Please contact the Religious Education Office to enroll students and for further details. SACRAMENT PREPARATION Participation in sacrament preparation programs is open only to registered CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD parishioners. Regular worship at Sunday celebrated at the 10 AM Sunday Mass. Mass is required. After the opening prayer, the children Baptism: Baptism is celebrated at Mass leave the assembly for their own on designated Sundays, as noted in celebration and reflection on the Sunday bulletin.. Parents should call the parish scripture. We invite and encourage all office (973-743-0220) at least two months children to participate. Check bulletin prior to scheduled dates in order to make calendar for schedule. arrangements for required preparation. 1st Reconciliation, Eucharist & SOCIAL CONCERNS Confirmation: Participation is based on The Social Concerns Ministry of St. readiness and regular attendance in our Valentine’s Parish is compelled by Religious Education Program. Parents Christ’s love and the Gospel message to should contact the Religious Education compassionately respond to the identified Office (973-743-6122) for further needs of our parish community. For info call Deacon Joe 973-743-0220. information. MINISTRY TO THE SICK Anointing: Bi-annual communal celebration at Sunday Mass. At home, or in emergencies, upon request. Communion: For the elderly and homebound upon request. MARIAN DEVOTIONS Novena: In honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at Mass on Saturday at 8:00 AM; Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the chapel. Rosary: Before the 8 AM daily Mass in the chapel and First Wednesday of the month (Sept.-June) at 7 PM in the church. PARISH REGISTRATION Please formalize your membership in our parish community by registering at the parish office. We invite all who worship regularly to do so. Parishioners are encouraged to use the Sunday collection envelopes. Page Two The Dedication Of The Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK SATURDAY November 8 5:30 pm Angela DiLella (Jean Frucci) SUNDAY November 9 (The Dedication Of The Lateran Basilica) 8:00 am Edward Mahasky (Wife) 10:00 am Arthur D’Alessio (Wife) 12 nn People of the Parish MONDAY November 10 8:00 am Stanley Paterson (Friends) TUESDAY November 11 8:00 am Frank Petrucci (Donna & Victor) WEDNESDAY November 12 8:00 am Vincent & Sophie Kaminski (Stella & Witold) THURSDAY November 13 8:00 am Adam Krawiec (Family) FRIDAY November 14 8:00 am Frank Cappiello, Sr. (Angelo & Marie Faccone) SATURDAY November 15 8:00 am Alexander & Estelle Zak (Jean Frucci) 5:30 PM People of the Parish SUNDAY November 16 (23rd Sunday Ordinary Time) 8:00 am Walter & Delores Vahala (Jean Rogucki) 10:00 am Carol Mongiobi (Tina & Joe Bauer) 12nn John Obremski (Obremski Family) November 2, 2014 Collection: $4967.71 All Saints Day Collection: $786.00 WEEKLY SUNDAY COLLECTION AMOUNT NEEDED: $6300.00 SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY: November 16, 2014: Prv 31:10-13, 1920, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 15:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]. What I receive from God is God’s gift to me. What I return to God is my tithe. May God reward your stewardship. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sunday, November 9 Archdiocesan Assessment 10:00 am Children’s Liturgy 11:00 am Catechetical Program 1-8 Monday, November 10 7:00 pm Baptism Rehearsal 7:30 pm Social Concerns Wednesday, November 12 7:30 pm Choir Thursday, November 13 7:30 pm Bingo Friday, November 14 8:00 pm Prayer Group Saturday, November 15 Black & Indian/Catholic Relief Services Collection 8:30 am Community Food Bank Of New Jersey 2:00 pm Women’s AA Sunday, November 16 Black & Indian/Catholic Relief Services Collection 11:00 am Catechetical Program 1-8 12:00 nn Baptism HOW TO REPORT ABUSE The Archdiocese takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform us immediately so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Individuals who wish to report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Archdiocese Office of Child and Youth Protection at (201) 407-3256. The Dedication OF The Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 Page Three WELCOME! WELCOME! TO OUR NEW PASTOR REV. BASIL LEK WE WELCOME FR. BASIL, TO OUR PARISH. MAY GOD BLESS HIM IN HIS NEW PARISH. BINGO Bingo is a great fundraiser for our church and is one of America’s favorite pass times. If you are looking for a fun evening, come on down to our church hall on Thursday evenings. Doors open at 6pm with no admission charge. First games begin at 7:30pm. Prizes are based on number of attendance. Won’t you help make the prize greater? Come and join us. SPONSOR CERTIFICATE FOR BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION If a Sponsor Certificate is needed from St. Valentine Parish, please request the certificate 2 weeks prior to when it is needed by the Parish that the Baptism or Confirmation is being held at. A registered Parishioner of St. Valentine Church is required for the certificate. MONTHLY 50/50 WINNER OCTOBER, 2014 The winner of the monthly 50/50 for October, 2014 was: Cecelia Polizzi, #375, for $547.50 Congratulations!!. Please call the Rectory at 973743-0220 to become a member of the 50/50. CHURCH ENVELOPES If you are using checks for your donation, please do not combine amounts on your check. All collections are kept separately. Sunday, 2nd Collection, Monthly 50/50 . This is for Accounting purposes. Thank you for your help and support. FOOD PANTRY SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE Our Food Pantry is very low on items. The Food Pantry is in need of: canned soup, canned fruit, rice, Mac and cheese, flour, sugar, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea and canned meat. Items can be left in the vestibule of the Church or at the Parish Office. SHOPPING SPREE RAFFLES Shopping Spree Raffles have been mailed. We hope that you will consider purchasing these tickets. The funds raised from the sales of these raffle tickets will be used for the many areas of our parish that need repairs and maintenance. Checks should be made payable to St. Valentine Church, the check should not be combined with any other collection. You are invited to attend the drawing on November 22, 2014 at 7PM in the Church Hall. Light refreshments will be served. For more info call Joan Conroy 973-748-6460, or Cathy King 973-429-7567 after 5PM. A VETERANS DAY PRAYER God of all nations, you are our Strength and Shield. We give you thanks today for the devotion and courage of all those who have offered military service for this country. We ask today that you would lift up by your Spirit those who are at war; encourage and heal those in hospitals or mending their wounds at home, guard those in any need or trouble; hold safely in your hands all military families and bring the returning troops to joyful reunion and tranquil life at home. Give to us, your people, grateful hearts and a united will to honor these men and woman and hold them always in our love and our prayers until your world is perfected in peace and all wars cease. Rev. Dr. Phillips Page Four The Dedication Of The Lateran Basilica November 9, 2014 GET WELL SOON Joseph Sewatsky, Andrea Papa, Grace Amendola, Gay Guglielmo, Ernesto Gonzalez, Vicki Reilly, Rozlyn Esposito, Alejandro Viray, Carmella Storm, Bernice Hollenbaugh, David Briant, Kaitlan Ford, Angela Loungo, Mike Albano, Daniel Breslin, Bob Miller, Nancy Mills, Mary Zelant, Ann Recker and Rev. Robert Jacunski. If you want a name on our Sick List, or you wish to remove someone’s name, or if the person is deceased, please call the Rectory. 973-743-0220. WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2014 ALTAR BREAD & WINE IN MEMORY OF: EDWARD MAHASKY BY: WIFE SANCTUARY CANDLE WILL BURN IN MEMORY OF: EDWARD MAHASKY BY: WIFE STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS “For we are God’s fellow workers…” 1 CORINTHIANS 3:9. We are called to help God build His kingdom on earth. We are His eyes, ears, hands and voice on Earth. By giving of our “first fruits” of our time, talent and treasure we help fulfill God’s call. Are you doing all you can to help? Do you spend time in prayer every day? Do you participate in one of the many parish ministries? Do you give generously in the offertory collection each week? MASSES AVAILABLE FOR 2015 The new Mass Book for 2015 is now open. Donation is $10.00 for Weekend and Weekday Masses. Sanctuary Candles and Altar Bread and Wine are also available, donation is $20.00 each. Masses are scheduled during office hours, 9am to 12noon, 1pm to 4pm only. Please call the Parish Office at 973-743-0220 for more information. PARISH REGISTRATION AND CHANGE OF ADDRESS If you are new in the parish or have moved to a new address in the parish, or if you are planning to move, please let the Parish Office know. Please call 973-743-0220. NEW CHRISTMAS CARD DRIVE The Social Concerns Committee will again be collecting boxed religious Christmas Cards for the Prison Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark. Spanish cards are also needed. Each prisoner is given one card to send to their family who suffer along with them. Please help brighten these families; Christmas. Deposit cards in the marked container in the vestibule of the church by November 30th. Thank you for your continued support. ANNULMENT INFORMATION EVENING An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2014, 7:30pm, St. Gabriel Church, 88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ. Please call the Parish for directions, 201-327-5663. A staff member of the Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Newark will provide basic information about annulments, the requirements for annulments and how to begin the process of petitioning for an annulment.
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