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The Church of Epiphany
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Parish Staff
REV. MICHAEL SANTANGELO, Pastor
LOUIS V. COMMISSO, Deacon
MICHAEL MULLARKEY, Deacon
RONALD NOWAK, Deacon
KIM LORENTZEN, Director Religious Education
JAMES McMAHON, Business Administrator
DANIEL DANTONI, Director of Music
DONNA WOODLEY, Parish Secretary
CAROL LORE, Finance Secretary
DANA TOSCANO, Administrative Asst., Rel. Ed.
MICHAEL & AMY NOWAK, Middle school Youth Group
Our Church Gathers for
Celebration of the Eucharist
ON SUNDAY at 8:00, 10:00 am & 12:00 Noon
ON SATURDAY 9:00 am and Vigil of Sunday, at 5:00 pm
ON WEEKDAYS Monday thru Saturday at 9:00 am
ON HOLIDAYS Mass as Announced
Wed
Sun.
Thurs.
Fri. .
Sat
Mon.
Thurs.
Jan. 1
April 20
May 29
Aug. 15
Nov. 1
Dec. 8
Dec. 25
Solemnity of Mary
Easter
Ascension Thursday
Assumption of Mary
Feast of All Saints
Immaculate Conception
Christmas
The Sacrament of Penance
On Saturday at the Church 3:30 to 4:30 pm or by
appointment anytime.
Sacrament of Marriage
Saturday at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm. Necessary
preparations require that arrangements be made one
year in advance.
Rectory / Parish Office
615 Thiele Road, Brick Township, NJ 08724
732-458-0220
FAX: 732-458-0855
Office Hours
Mon.-Thurs 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 to 3:00 pm
Summer Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 3:00pm
Home Page Website: www.churchofepiphany.org
Religious Education
Office Hours
732-785-0872
Mon. Wed. Thurs. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tues. 9:00 am to 7:00 Fri. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Summer Hours: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of Baptism is ordinarily celebrated the 2nd
and 4th Sundays of each month at 1:15p.m. We
emphasize sacramental preparation consisting of a four
part Parish Baptism Process, in which the infant is always
present. To schedule Baptism, please call the church
office, at least one month in advance.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation to act as sponsors will be
issued only to parishioners who attend Mass regularly, are
confirmed and if married, are married in the Church. To
help us make this judgment, we expect you to be
registered with us for 3 months. Weekly use of envelopes
(with or without a contribution) also helps. To arrange for
Letters of Recommendation or Baptismal certificates,
please call the parish office during office hours.
Welcome New Parishioners
Please fill out a registration form obtained in the
Commons Area or contact the parish office during office
hours.
Envelopes will be ordered in your name.
Departing Parishioners, please notify the office as well at
732-458-0220.
NOVEMBER 16 33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
DAILY MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:00AM Doris Komanchick by George & Jean Hartdorn
5:00PM Alice Steensen by Marti Ferraro
Sunday, November 16, 2014
8:00AM People of Parish
10:00AM Carolyn & Mike Culloo (L) by Clayton Family
12:00N Fernando Hidalgo by the Durak Family
Monday, November 17, 2014
9:00AM Mary MacLean by Jim Sullivan
Helen Zgagowski by Dan Erwin
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
9:00AM Gloria Miller by Toni & Dominick Forte
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:00AM Gloria Johnson by Jim & Maureen McMahon
Grey Book
Lidia Aguiar by Pimentel Family
Thursday, November 20, 2014
9:00AM Jorge A. Suri by Joyce and Egon Rienits
Friday, November 21, 2014
9:00AM Maria Ferreira by Theresa Valente
Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:00AM Catherine Benedict by Stella & Helen Polchowne
5:00PM Raymond Hermida by Bob & Mary Kellenberger
Sunday, November 23, 2014
8:00AM Charles (Chuck) Forman by Carol Lore
10:00AM People of Parish
12:00N Mel Akerley by Castle Family
Sunday Scripture
Here are next Sunday‛s Scripture readings
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
Gospel: MATTHEW 25:31-46
bethany bereavement
Come and join us on Thursday, November 20th at
7:00pm at the Parish Hall. This month we will discuss
“Anger”. The discussion will be lead by Fr. Jim
Redstone. Be with us as we journey through our
losses and work towards acceptance, especially when
it comes to significant dates without the physical
presence of our loved ones. All are welcome as we
continue to gather the third Thursday of each month.
THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Monday, November 17, 2014
8:15AM MM Novena & Rosary (Mon. thru Sat.)
11:00AM Stokes Steppers – PH#1
2:30PM Senior Exercise - APR
4:00PM Adoration – WA
7:15PM Bible Study - APR
Tuesday,
9:00AM
10:00AM
5:30PM
5:30PM
7:15PM
7:30PM
7:30PM
November 18, 2014
USDA Delivery Kit
Helping Hands Mtg - APR
Grade 1 Tour of The Church – WA
CCD Grades 2-8 Vet‛s Middle School
Liturgy Meeting – APR
Contemporary Group - WA
Joy Prayer Group – PH#1
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
9:30AM Hospitality After 9AM Mass – APR
6:00PM
Girl Scout Trp #1270 – PH#1
7:00PM
Separated, Divorced, Widowed – PH#2
Thursday,
9:00AM
11:00AM
6:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:30PM
November 20, 2014
Helping Hands – PO#4
Stokes Steppers – PH#1
Baptismal Reflection – WA/APR
Melody Choir – WA
Bethany – PH#2
Adult Choir - WA
Friday, November 21, 2014
10:00AM Set-up Wish Tree – CA
7:30PM
School of Leadership – PH#1
8:00PM AA – APR
Saturday, November 22, 2014
8:30AM Morning Prayer and Rosary – WA
9:00AM Set-up Private Party – PH#1
Sunday, November 23, 2014
10:00AM 8th Grade Mass - WA
10:45AM R.C.I.A. – APR
12:00PM 7th Grade Mass - WA
1:15PM - Baptism - WA
2:00PM - Private Party – PH#1
Hospitality After all Mass this weekend
LAY CARMELITES
Is God calling you to be a Lay Carmelite?
For more information, please contact Lydia
at 732-279-9939.
Thank you for all your help.
There will be a special collection next week for:
Human Development there will be a basket in the
commons area for your envelope.
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Vigil Light Prayer
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
MARYANN LANDICINO, CATHY BRENNER,
MARIADORA SALDINO, JILLIAN, JERRY COMMISSO,
GERALD AITZ , LUCY RAMOS, JOE MIGNONE,
TINA MIGNONE , JUNE LINTOT, CHARLES WALKER,
TYLER POPP, BARBARA THIEME,
ROBERT STRUENING , MIKE ROSSI, JOHN HILLA
GAIL POLHUSKY, HELEN CONFORTH,
DONALD NORTH, RICHARD MARRNITZ
ROBERT PETTINATTO, ANN MARIE JENNICK
JOHN CASTELLUCCI, KATHLEEN O’DONNELL
“Please Pray For the Sick” list is for those parishioners who are in
need of further prayers from our “Prayers of the Faithful”. They will
remain on the list for 2 months, after which time their names will be
moved to the Grey Book.
Lord, May this candle be a
light for You to enlighten me in my
difficulties and decisions. May it be a fire for You to burn out of
me all pride, selfishness and impurity. May it be a flame for You to
bring a warmth into my heart towards my family, my neighbors and
all those who meet me. Through the intercession of the Sacred
Heart of Jesus and Mary, I place in your care those I come to
remember.
For the week beginning November 16, 2014
The Vigil Lamp in front of the Tabernacle is for
The Vigil Lamp in front of the Blessed Mother is for
Cathy Brenner by Joan Mullee;
The Vigil Lamp in front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is
for Special Intention;
Please pray for the repose of the souls of the
deceased spouses, relatives, friends and benefactors
of the parish and for the comfort and consolation of
their families, including Francis Michael DeMartini,
Guido A. Piro, Jessie Salvato
Helping Hands Ministry
THANKSGIVING BASKETS NEEDED!
Helping Hands is looking for individuals or small groups to
donate a COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DINNER BASKET
for a family in need. Please contact the parish office to
sign up. It will be necessary to bring the basket to the
church on Monday November 24 between 8AM &
10:30AM. Please no frozen desserts. Thank you for
caring and sharing.
The next meeting for Helping Hands will be Tuesday
November, 18th at 10:00AM in the All purpose room.
Christmas Wish Tree “2014”
The Wish tree will be up November 21st. Please take a
heart and purchase a new gift to make a child‛s wish come
true. Let us give that reflects the love we have for Jesus.
Please bring unwrapped gifts to the parish office No later
than Monday December 15th. Hearts must be taped on
Gifts.
The Vigil Lamp in front of St. Joseph is for Jessie
Salvato by Knitting and Crocheting Group
St. Vincent de Paul
May the wellsprings of compassion flow deep within you
until you can taste the tears of your brothers and sisters.
There are several parishioners that contribute to the St.
Vincent de Paul Society on a regular basis. We would
like to thank you for your continued support which is an
encouragement to our members. God bless you.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and God of all
encouragement, who encourages us in our every
affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those
who are in any affliction with the encouragement with
which we ourselves are encouraged by God. 2
Corinthians 1:3&4
Come Join Us at the Stable
This year‛s Living Nativity will be
presented on Saturday, December
6, at 6:45PM. Immediately
following the performance, there
will be a tree lighting ceremony and
caroling outside the church.
Refreshments will be served in the APR.
There is no admission charge.
Thank you for sharing and caring – Helping Hands Ministry
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATORS CORNER
11/16/2014
***Our Current Budget***
This year we need $9963.00 weekly to fund our
budget.
Our collection last week was $7,222.42
which is short by $2,740.58
***The Annual Catholic Appeal***
So far this year, as of 11/05 we have received pledges
of $36,216 from 188 Parishioners..This is 75.45% of
our goal. We need an additional $11,784 in new
pledges to have a shot a meeting our goal..Please
continue to be as generous as you can. If we reach our
goal we can realize a MINIMUM rebate of $9600. Our
Goal = $48,000.00, but as of now we are going to fall
short.
We sincerely thank you for your past generosity and ask
that you prayerfully consider an increased gift to the
appeal this year.
Visit (www.churchofepiphany.org) for Online Giving
Link. The web site is also a convenient place to look up
the current Parish monthly calendar, as well as the
current Ministry schedule.
We are a tax-exempt non-profit Organization and
gratefully accept donations from last will and
testament‛s and/or stock to assist in carrying out our
mission. For more information, please contact Michele
at Wells Fargo Advisors (800-533-6163)
May God Bless you for your generosity.
“COMMEMORATIVE BRICK CAMPAIGN”
Consider purchasing an Epiphany Commemorative Brick
for any upcoming Graduation, Wedding or other special
family celebration, or a memorable acknowledgement for
your loved one. The cost is $150 for a 4x8 inch brick
and $200 for an 8x8 inch brick. There are plenty of
spaces left. Please consider purchasing one. Thank
you.
“The Tree of Life” Look at the tree in our Worship
area. This is another way to perpetuate the memory
of a loved one, or to memorialize someone. The
engraved leaf costs $500 and a stone in $2500.
Both of these can be paid in installments with
monthly payments.
Please note: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday all
submissions for the bulletin for next two weeks (11/23
& 11/30) are due by Tuesday November 18th!
PATHMARK COMMUNITY REWARDS –
A REVISED PROGRAM
Introducing the NEW Pathmark Community Rewards Card!
Important Details & Highlights
• On or about October 24 >>> Everyone who provided
a mailing address when they registered their old
Pathmark card(s) will receive their NEW PreRegistered Community Card in the mail. These
Pre-Registered cards are already linked to our
group and ready to use.
•
October 31 >>> Community Cards will be
available store-wide.
•
Supporters who do not receive a card by mail
can simply pick up their New Community Rewards
Card at any Pathmark Customer Service desk.
•
No Phone Option >>> Supporters MUST USE
THEIR “ACTUAL CARD.
•
At this time >>> The new Card is for All
Pathmark Stores ONLY.
Participation will be extended to A&P and other food
stores in the future!
Now when you use your Pathmark Club Card, you‛ll
continue to receive your current rewards…AND you can
also earn 1% for the Church of Epiphany.
TD BANK: AFFINITY MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
TD us Bank will make an annual contribution to our church,
based on the average balance of your accounts:
Checking
Savings
Money Market
Certificate of Deposits
Retirement
All information regarding accounts included in the program
is kept strictly confidential.
SIGN UP TODAY
It‛s simple. Your TD Bank representative can register you.
Tell them you want to register with the Church of
Epiphany‛s Affinity program. This is another program that
you can utilize to help our Parish. There is no cost to you,
but we can receive additional support without any extra
expense. You must tell the TD Bank teller that you want
your ACCOUNTS LINKED TO THE EPIPHANY
AFFINITY PROGRAM. THANK YOU!!
“FOR HEAVEN SAKE” 732-449-7253
FOR HEAVEN SAKE is a religious gift shop located at 608
Brighton Ave., in Spring Lake Heights. When a parishioner
that makes a purchase in their store and designates “the
Church of Epiphany”, we will receive a $1 donation from
their store. Please visit their store when you want to
purchase a religious gift. Thank you.
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CHRISTMAS WITH THE KNIGHTS
Each of our Religious
Education Students are required to attend 3 class
masses with a parent throughout the year in addition
to attending weekly Sunday Mass as well as Holy Days
of Obligation. Prayer cards will be issued only on the
days that you are scheduled to attend a class mass .
After each mass there will be someone in the
Commons Area or in the Parish Office that will
distribute the prayer card. Please bring the prayer
card to your teacher on Tuesday so that your
attendance will be confirmed. If your child is unable
to attend the scheduled class mass time and you need
to attend a different mass that weekend, please
email Kim Lorentzen at
[email protected] so that
accommodations can be made. Thank you.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION UPCOMING DATES:
11/23 – 8th Grade Mass 10:00AM
7th Grade Mass 12:00PM
12/14 – 2nd Grade Mass 8:00AM
1st Grade Mass 10:00AM
Take a trip with the Knights of Columbus to Resorts Casino
to see Allen Edwards, a major star at Branson, where he
will perform a variety of his favorite Christmas music and
hymns that tells us what Christmas is about.
Along with your show ticket is the Resorts Buffet & $10 in
slot play! The Cost is just $49 per person. The bus will
leave Epiphany at 10:00AM on December 7, and return at
approximately 7:30/8:00PM. For more information please
call Joe Mignone at 732-458-8905.
POLAR EXPRESS
MOVIE NIGHT
Save the Date for… All aboard
the “Polar Express!” for
children grades 1st – 5th.
Date: Saturday, December
20th from 6:00-8:15PM.
Admission: $3.00 per Child.
(Admission fee includes: 1 hot chocolate & movie).
Snacks will be available for purchase through the
Junior Youth Group. Tickets are available in the
Religious Ed office or at the CCD sign in table on
Tuesday evenings. Please see the upcoming flyer for
more info!
Parents: This is a great opportunity for you to get
some last minute shopping done!
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
Middle School Youth:
When: 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month,
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Where: The Church of Epiphany – APR
After all Masses December
6 & 7th. Sponsored by the
Church of Epiphany 8th Grade
Confirmation Candidates. All
proceeds will help defray the
cost of the annual Community
Valentines Day Luncheon.
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and we will once
again hold our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Last year
we were fortunate enough to feed over 1200 people.
We anticipate the need for even more meals this
year. Last year we had just enough food. If you
could find it in your heart to help someone who will be
alone for the holiday it would be much appreciated.
We are in need of volunteers who are willing to make
us a cooked turkey, a tray of either mashed or sweet
potatoes or stuffing. In addition we are in need of
desserts and folks who are willing to deliver meals.
If you are going to be away for the holiday and still
want to help we are accepting donations to cover the
cost of the paper goods which cost over $2000 last
year. If you would like to help please call the church
office at 732-4580-0220 or visit our website at
www.EpiphanyThanksgiving.com or stop by at our
Thanksgiving table after mass. Thanks for your help
in advance. Sue Hermida
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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 he 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.
“When one finds a worthy wife, her value is
far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting
his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She
brings him good, and not evil, all the days of
her life…the woman who fears the Lord is to
be praised.”
The Proverbs of Solomon extol the virtues
of a wise and prudent woman. Perhaps today
we are reminded, never to take a women for
granted. The sacrament of marriage calls us
to recognize the giftedness of women.
Think for a moment of the roles they play.
God chose Mary to be the Mother of our
Savior. Women ministered to Jesus
throughout His ministry. It was they who
were steadfast at Calvary when others
abandoned Him. The first accounts of the
resurrection found Jesus present to Mary
and other women. The first disciples to
announce the Resurrection were women.
In the history of the church, we find heroic
women, doctors of the church. Founders of
religious communities and missionaries,
mothers and spouses. We are able to
include the names and faces of so many
models of Christian behavior.
As I read the words of proverbs, may I
express gratitude for the outstanding
persons raised by the Lord in the life of the
church. May I express my respect and
regard for the women in our community who
reflect the virtues extolled by Solomon.
May I include my spouse, or my daughters in
my life on the list of the pearl of great
price.
Around the Diocese
Brick PTSA Annual Craft Fair
BTHS PTSA will be holding its Annual Craft Fair being held
at the High School on Chambers Bridge Rd in Brick. 9AM4PM on Saturday, 11/22. The event will include over 100
craft vendors as well as popular vendors including Pampered
Chef & Origami Owl. This will also include a Gift Auction
featuring popular items from event vendors. Admission is
free!
Festival of Trees
Our Festival of Trees is a great way to kick-off the Holiday
season! The Festival will feature beautifully decorated
Christmas trees donated by Ocean County Businesses.
Attendees may participate in a drawing to win a tree
(winner will be announced Sunday, Nov 23rd) Also on hand
will be vendors, artisans, and crafters. Donation is $5.00,
Children under 12 free. Nov. 21, 4-8PM; Nov. 22,
10AM-8PM; Nov. 23, 10AM- 2PM. The Festival will be
at Ocean County Vo-Tech, 1299 Old Freehold Rd., Toms
River. All proceeds benefit CVCJ, the non-profit interfaith
organization dedicated to helping the frail, elderly, and
individual s with Alzheimer‛s of Ocean County remain living
with dignity in their own homes. Additional information at
www.facebook.com/caregivervolunteers.
Charismatic Healing Mass
The Healing Shepherd Prayer Group invites all to a
Charismatic Healing Mass on Monday, November 24 at
8:00PM. Mass will take place at Holy Cross Church in the
Gymatorium across parking lot from church at Ward Ave. &
Rumson Rd., Rumson. Celebrant: Fr. Bill Halbing.
Desert Day – A Day in Solitude
St. Joseph by the Sea will be hosting a day aimed at
providing you time in solitude during the Advent season and
the busyness of Christmas. After morning praise, you are
invited to spend the day in quiet with your God. Lunch and
Mass are included. Arrival: 9:30AM-3:00PM. Cost:$45.
Please call 732-892-8494 to register.
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