C S M

CHURCH OF
SAINT MONICA
“WHERE EVERYONE IS FAMILY”
Our Parish is Served by:
Rev. Alex Enriquez
Deacon Christian Knoebel
Deacon Michael Principato
We invite you to celebrate with us
679 W. Veterans Highway, Jackson, New Jersey 08527
Phone: (732) 928-0279 • Fax: (732) 928-1853
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.saintmonica.com
Traveling? Call Mass Times (858) 207-6277
or online at www.masstimes.org
For the times of Masses and location of the nearest Catholic
Church within the U.S. www.dioceseoftrenton.org
The Eucharist - St Monica
Bereavement Support Group
Masses & Reconciliation
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 & 11:00 am
Holy Days
As Noted
Reconciliation
Saturday 3:15 - 3:45 pm or by
appointment
Please contact the parish office for more information.
Exposition of the Holy Sacrament & Benediction
1st Wednesday of each month 9:30 am
Parish Office Hours
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall
New Parishioners
Welcome to our parish family! Registration forms are
available at the entrances to the Church or may be
downloaded at www.saintmonica.com . Please contact
the parish office for further information.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Marriages
Baptisms
The Catholic Dioceses of New Jersey requests a one year
period of preparation for marriage in the church. Contact
the parish office to make arrangements.
Celebrated during Mass. Parents and godparents are required
to attend our Baptism preparation program. Please call the
parish office to register.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
May be arranged by calling our parish office.
For those seeking full membership in the Catholic Faith,
please contact the parish office.
Youth Group
Religious Education
Meets twice each month at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Please see parish calendar.
Children are expected to receive a Catholic-Christian
upbringing in their family life, to worship regularly at
Sunday Mass, and to participate in ongoing Religious
Education classes. Our program includes grades K-8.
Registration is held annually at the end of March.
Classes are held Monday and Tuesday, Sept. thru May
at St Monica.
Karen Badach, Coordinator of Religious Education
(732) 928-4038 or [email protected]
Visits to the Sick and Homebound
Knights of Columbus Council #11529
Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in
the Parish Hall. Visit our website: www.kofc11529.org
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Emergency Assistance Helpline: 732-370-0098.
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MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, November 8
4:00 pm Lena & Carmine Mauro, Sr (Family)
Sunday, November 9
9:00 am Kappler Family (Family)
11:00 am Richard Heria (Liz Mauro)
Monday, November 10
9:00 am Walter Erckert (Helen Erckert)
FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP
OCTOBER 25 - 26
Weekly Collection
$2,562
Utility & Energy
$439
Online Giving (19)
$713
Total
$3,714
Thank you for your continued support of our parish.
MASS READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, November 15
4:00 pm Nora Mastrian (Jim Mastrian)
Monday:
Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6
Sunday, November 16
9:00 am Florence Bevan (Balint Family)
11:00 am Barbara Mae Zappulla (Arlene Z Toth)
Tuesday:
Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lk 17:7-10
Monday, November 17
9:00 am Catherine Zermino (Lorraine O’Brien)
Tuesday, November 18
9:00 am Joseph Chonsky (Karen Badach)
PLEASE PRAY FOR . . .
Jackie Wilson, Jean Colbert, William Cole,
Jr., Diane Black, Frank Colbert, Matthew
Strout, Bob Wilson, Micki Smith, Maria Garcia, Henry
Schimpf, Carmela Ruggiero, Michele Maehrlein,
Michelle Carney, Annette Petercsak, Lorraine Crowell,
Gloria Maloney, Allison Raphael, Carolyn Atherton,
Joyce Picon, David Merwin, Humberto Jimenez,
Thomas Bieszczad, John Purfield, TJ Sinclair, Ryan
Walters, Bob Wythoff, Fr. Bob Schulze, Gordon
Johnson, Elaine McGuire, Joseph Steelman, Nora
Petronico, Terri St Laurent, Pembleton Family, Peter
Laudati, Scott Samu, Warren Balthaser, Glenn
Franklin, Jo Belizzone, Joseph Mays Jonathan Lantieri,
Iris Jones, Brian Diana, Doug Merwin, Michael
Bocchicchio, Joan Kolb, Carl Bocchicchio, Kathleen
Cole, Betty Cole, Larry Mays, Dianne Smith, Jane
Bradley, Clark, Roy Ravenfeld, Joanne Baldachino,
Ryan Connell, Vera Dzumyk, Sal and Anna Morrello,
Howard Sjursen, Daniel Duryea, Matthew Wolansky,
Myron Wolansky, Melissa Flynn, Pete Fitzpatrick,
Joanne Baldachino, Frank Potenza, Karen Bressi,
Kathleen Lucchese, Doris O’Donnell, Cassie
Yannariello, Elaine Felico, Gloria Trachtenberg, Edith
Fein, Ann Marie James
Wednesday:
Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19
Thursday:
Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25
Friday:
2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37
Saturday:
3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8
Sunday:
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6;
Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]
PEW MEMORIALS
Pew Memorials are available for a $100 donation.
An engraved memorial will be placed on specific pew
sections. Contact the parish office for information.
2015 MASS INTENTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
One of the best ways to honor someone's memory is
to have the sacred Mass offered for their intention.
To secure intentions, please contact the Parish Office.
Call the office and let us know of anyone to be remembered in prayer,
so we may include them.
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THERE WILL BE NO 9:00 AM DAILY MASS ON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
CHILDREN’S MASS NOVEMBER 16
Be a part of our Children’s Mass at 9:00 am on
November 16. All Children/Grades are invited to
participate. We’ll have refreshments and a craft
following the Mass.
Youth Group – Grades 9 – 12
Turkey Bowl - Benefiting Jason’s Dreams for Kids
November 29 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Marlboro
Recreation Center, 1996 Recreation Center Dr,
Marlboro. A touch football game with many teams.
Funds raised will benefit children diagnosed with
life threatening diseases. Come on out and help.
Rain or Shine.
Upcoming Calendar:
Nov 22 Raking Leaves at Fr Tom Petrillo’s
Nov 23 No Meeting Today
Nov 29 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Turkey Bowl
Grades 9 - 12, you’re invited to join us. If you have
any questions, please contact Jeanne Moir – 732616-4390 or Michael Casper – 732-859-1970.
Junior Youth Group – Grades 6 – 8
Meet new friends and find out what exciting events
we have planned. Sign up sheets are on the table at
the back of the church. For more information,
please contact Denielle Balint 609-529-6719 or
[email protected]
ST MONICA TUESDAY SOCIAL
Come join our Social on Tuesdays which begins with
the celebration of the 9:00 Mass, followed by
fellowship, good conversation and refreshments.
Please Remember In Your Prayers
All Who Died Serving Our Country
The deceased members of St Monica,
The souls in Purgatory,
May they enjoy peace in their new life with Christ
Jesus.
BLESS THE VETERAN
Dear God, Please bless the veterans who wore the faded uniform. May they know the peace of a career well-served, and
service completed. Give them our thanks for the doors opened,
paths paved, and battles fought. Give them our thanks for the
freedom preserved, future defended, and the ideals embodied.
Bless the veterans who defended our country with strength and
selfless devotion. Amen
WOMEN OF ST MONICA MEET SUN, NOV 16
We are looking to begin a women’s group within the
parish. This group will share their faith, socialize, organize events and fundraisers. Our first meeting takes
place Sunday, Nov 16 at 10:00 am in the Church.
Please join us. For further information, please contact
Kim Merwin 732-547-6946.
REPORT ON 40 DAYS OF PRAYER
To all that prayed the Rosary during the Forty Days
of Prayer campaign; know that your prayers were
heard and answered. During the period from
September 23rd to November 1st, there were 3
confirmed “saves” meaning that through your prayers,
3 women changed their direction and with the encouragement of our street counsellors will have their babies
soon. Great!
In addition, 2 staff members quit their jobs at the
clinic and told us that they could no longer continue to
assist in that procedure.
And finally, the Doctor that owns that clinic and 7
other facilities in New Jersey has had his license
revoked. He has appealed that decision. Hopefully, and
again with your continued prayers the courts will uphold their decision.
Please continue to pray the Rosary daily and each
time you say a decade, think of saving a baby in the
womb from the horror of abortion. Thank you.
Jim Mastrian
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
8th Grade Confirmation Students
∗ Confirmation Practice
November 11 at 5:30 pm
For All Other Grades
Monday, November 10
4:15 pm Class
6:00 pm Class
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS
Each year St. Monica Parish distributes monthly and
holiday food baskets to local families. Consider helping those in need during this holiday season by
adopting a family for their Thanksgiving Day meal,
donating a ham or turkey or the following nonperishable food items: boxed stuffing, boxed potatoes, canned gravy, cranberry sauce and canned
vegetables. Food donations may be placed in the
large wicker baskets at the back of the church.
Reminder there is no Tuesday Class November 11
CONFIRMATION
Bishop David O’Connell will administer the
Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday,
November 20 at 4:00 pm
HAVE YOU NOTICED THE CEILING IN OUR PARISH HALL?
Thanks to the efforts of our Knights of Columbus,
working late into the night, our old ceiling tiles in
the parish hall have been replaced and the tracks
repainted. Thank you for all your labor in making
this much-needed renovation a reality.
God Bless You for all you do for our parish.
YOUNG CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUP
We’re reaching out to families with young children to
start up a playgroup at St Monica. Discuss and enjoy
your kids/grandkids as we come together and take
part in activities; meet and connect with other St
Monica families. Bring your family to our get together following our 9:00 am Children’s Mass on
November 16 in the parish hall. See sign up sheets
on the table at the back of the church. For more
information, please contact Kim Merwin 732-5472015 CALENDARS
Please help yourself to a Church calendar available
at the entrances and at the table at the back of the
church.
DID YOU KNOW?
THE ST. MONICA PARISH CALENDAR MAY BE FOUND AT
WWW.SAINTMONICA.COM.
CLICK ON “PARISH CALENDAR/EVENTS” SECTION FOR
UP TO DATE CALENDAR ITEMS.
Please remember to bring in food donations
no later than Friday, November 21.
Contact Dee Balint from Social Concerns at 609259-6913 with questions. Thank you and God Bless
you for your continued support of this important
parish ministry.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
During November, we remember our beloved
deceased who have completed their pilgrimage of
faith. You are invited to inscribe their names in the
Book of Remembrance on the table near the altar.
We will pray for all the names in the book
throughout the month of November.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR
Any child in 3rd Grade or higher that
enjoys singing is encouraged to join the
choir. The children will sing at the 4:00
pm Christmas Eve Mass. Our practice
schedule is Tuesdays at 7:00 pm on the
following dates:
Nov 11
Nov 18
Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 18
Dec 23 (tentative)
This is an opportunity for service hours for
those children making their Confirmation.
If interested, please sign up at the table at the
back of the church.
Adults interested in assisting with the choir are
encouraged to also sign up. Musical experience is
not required.
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ST. MONICA’S PARISH CALENDAR
EVENTS
Sunday, November 9
9:00 am Mass
10:00 am RCIA - Adult (Little Church)
11:00 am Mass (Baptism-Perry/Dcn Mike)
6:30 pm Youth Group Meeting (Gr 9 - 12 in LC)
Monday, November 10
9:00 am Mass
4:15 pm Rel Ed Class
6:00 pm Rel Ed Class
7:30 pm Choir Prac (11 am Choir)
7:30 pm Meeting (LC)
Tuesday, November 11
No 9:00 am Mass Today
No Tuesday Rel Ed Class Today
5:30 pm Confirmation Practice
7:00 pm Children’s Choir Practice
7:00 pm Home Study Parent Mtg (LC)
Wednesday, November 12
9:00 am Mass
7:00 pm AA Mtg (Parish Hall)
7:00 pm K of C 1st Degree Practice (LC)
Thursday, November 13
9:00 am Mass
9:30 am Pray Rosary (Sanctuary)
4:30 pm RCIA - Teen (LC)
7:00 pm K of C Deceased Brothers Mass
8:00 pm K of C 1st Degree
Saturday, November 15
8:30 am Catechist Formation (Parish Hall)
3:15 pm Confession
4:00 pm Mass
5:30 pm Floor Maintenance
Sunday, November 16
9:00 am Children’s Mass
10:00 am RCIA - Adult (LC)
10:00 am Women of St Monica Mtg (Parish Hall)
10:00 am Special Prep Mtg (Parish Foyer)
11:00 am Mass
1:00 pm BLD Grand Reunion (Parish Hall)
MINISTRY SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 15 – 4:00 pm
Reader: Gloria Carlon
Extra-Ordinary Ministers: Diane Black, Colleen
Dakin
Altar Servers: E Haltigan, A Barbosa
Ushers: Laura Debiak, Michael Debiak, John Finley,
Mike Hintenach
Greeter: Needed
Sunday, November 16 - 9:00 am
Reader: Betty Cole, Lauren Merwin
Extra-Ordinary Ministers: Denis Balint, Sylvia Piznik
Altar Servers: K Carlson, J Smink
Ushers: Needed
Greeter: Linda Siwiec
Sunday, November 16 - 11:00 am
Reader: Arlene Toth
Extra-Ordinary Ministers: Liz Mauro Barbara Rookey
Altar Servers: N Bello
Ushers: Nickey DeLuca, Christopher LaPorte, Walt
Stemmler, Needed
Greeter: Needed
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PULPIT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please e-mail requests for announcements to be made
after Masses to [email protected] Include the
announcement and dates to be announced no later
than Thursday for the upcoming weekend. Thank
you for your cooperation.
HOME ALONE FOR THANKSGIVING ?
Why not come and join us for a home cooked meal!
Cost of the meal: Free! All we require is a great big
thank you. Can’t get out: We bring the meal to you.
Place: The Church of Epiphany
615 Thiele Rd, Brick
Time: Thanksgiving Day – 1:00 pm
Goal: For everyone to enjoy a home cooked
Thanksgiving meal in a family atmosphere.
Prizes, games and giveaways too.
Contact Church of Epiphany 732-458-0220 for further information and to make reservations.
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COOKS FOR SAINT MARTHA
THE PATRON SAINT OF COOKS
Do you know of someone in our Parish
who is in the hospital or just home from the hospital?
Is there someone laid up with a serious illness or injury
or receiving chemotherapy? Do you know of a new
mom just home from the hospital? Maybe you know
of a family with someone in Hospice or someone who
has just lost a loved one.
Saint Martha’s Cooks wants to provide meals on a
temporary basis for these individuals or families. We
are many and wish only to serve. A fresh meal will be
cooked for the whole family or a single person and
delivered to their home ready to eat. If you know of
someone or a family in our Parish who is in need of
Saint Martha’s Cooks for a temporary period of time,
please call Gloria Carlon, 732-961-7535.
AND THE WINNER IS . . . . .
Congratulations to the Revill Family, winners of
our Mega 50/50 Raffle. The winning ticket #5716
was drawn on November 1st by Fr Alex. The
winning ticket paid $4,755 !
We wish to thank everyone for their participation in
our fundraiser. This will help offset the cost of
of new partitions and chalkboards ($6,188.38).
We also wish to acknowledge all our volunteers who
assisted with the raffle. Thank You !
Accounting of fundraiser:
$ 9,510.00 - Total Tickets Sold
- 4,755.00 - 50% of Sold Tickets to Winner
- 1,616.87 - Expenses (Printing, Mailing, License &
Permit Fees)
$ 3,138.13 - Net Proceeds to St Monica
THURSDAY ROSARY
Each Thursday, following our 9 am Mass we invite
you to pray the Rosary with us.
REDISCOVER YOUR FAITH!
Tune into Catholic Radio, 89.3FM/1260AM,
download the WFJS smart phone app, or listen online
@www.DomesticChurchMedia.org.
ONLINE GIVING
St. Monica offers online giving. By signing up to give
your weekly offertory, special collections and CCD
tuition online, you help St. Monica forecast finances
and plan more accurately. Online Giving is a safe,
secure and dependable means of making your
donations and eliminates errors in posting because
your donations are posted electronically to your
parish account. No need to write a check or to bring
your envelope. Print a record of your donations any
time you want.
Go to www.saintmonica.com and click on
Donate Online. Contact the parish office for
assistance 732-928-0279.
IS GOD CALLING YOU ?
Vocational discernment groups meet to assist young
men who are discerning the possibility that God may
be calling them to a life of priestly ministry. These
groups are designed to explore a priestly vocation
with other like-minded men through prayer and sharing vocation stories and experiences. The group
meetings aren’t meant to convince anyone that the
priesthood is their vocation. They are designed to
assist you in discovering if the priesthood is your true
vocation 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 are asking yourself whether God is calling you to be a priest, you are
cordially invited to attend this month’s discernment
meeting on November 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St
Charles Borromeo Parish, 2226 Riverton Rd, Cinnaminson, NJ. Join Very Rev. Peter James Alindogan
and Rev Chris Picollo, as they share their experiences
of the priesthood, followed by prayer and conclude
with conversation and a meal.
Please register with Diocese of Trenton Vocation
Office at [email protected] or by calling 609-406-7449. Join us at this meeting as you discover and respond to His invitation !
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The Temple of Stones is a Symbol of the Living Church
Today the liturgy celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, called “mother and head of all the churches of the city and the world.” In
fact, this basilica was the first to be built after Emperor Constantine’s edict, in 313, granted Christians freedom to
practice their religion.
The emperor himself gave Pope Miltiades the ancient palace of the Laterani family, and the basilica, the baptistery,
and the patriarchate, that is, the Bishop of Rome’s residence — where the Popes lived until the Avignon period —
were all built there. The basilica’s dedication was celebrated by Pope Sylvester around 324 and was named Most
Holy Savior; only after the 6th century were the names of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist added,
and now is typically denominated by these latter.
Initially the observance of this feast was confined to the city of Rome; then, beginning in 1565, it was extended to
all the Churches of the Roman rite. The honoring of this sacred edifice was a way of expressing love and veneration
for the Roman Church, which, as St. Ignatius of Antioch says, “presides in charity” over the whole Catholic
communion (Letter to the Romans, 1:1).
On this solemnity the Word of God recalls an essential truth: the temple of stones is a symbol of the living Church,
the Christian community, which in their letters the Apostles Peter and Paul already understood as a “spiritual
edifice,” built by God with “living stones,” namely, Christians themselves, upon the one foundation of Jesus Christ,
who is called the “cornerstone” (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, 16-17; 1 Peter 2:4-8; Ephesians 2:20-22). “Brothers, you
are God’s building,” St. Paul wrote, and added: “holy is God’s temple, which you are” (1 Corinthians 3:9c, 17).
The beauty and harmony of the churches, destined to give praise to God, also draws us human beings, limited and sinful, to convert to form
a “cosmos,” a well-ordered structure, in intimate communion with Jesus, who is the true Saint of saints. This happens in a culminating way
in the Eucharistic liturgy, in which the “ecclesia,” that is, the community of the baptized, come together in a unified way to listen to the
Word of God and nourish themselves with the Body and Blood of Christ. From these two tables the Church of living stones is built up in
truth and charity and is internally formed by the Holy Spirit transforming herself into what she receives, conforming herself more and more
to the Lord Jesus Christ. She herself, if she lives in sincere and fraternal unity, in this way becomes the spiritual sacrifice pleasing to God.
Dear friends, today’s feast celebrates a mystery that is always relevant: God’s desire to build a spiritual temple in the world, a community that
worships him in spirit and truth (cf. John 4:23-24). But this observance also reminds us of the importance of the material buildings in which
the community gathers to celebrate the praises of God. Every community therefore has the duty to take special care of its own sacred
buildings, which are a precious religious and historical patrimony. For this we call upon the intercession of Mary Most Holy, that she help us
to become, like her, the “house of God,” living temple of his love.
— Benedict XVI, Angelus Address, November 9, 2008
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