SAINT JOHN FISHER CHURCH Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time NOVEMBER 16, 2014

SAINT JOHN FISHER CHURCH
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Parish Staff
Pastor: Rev. Robert B. McDermott
Permanent Deacon: Rev. Mr. Daniel Bingnear
Weekend Assistant: Rev. Francis X. Devlin, O.S.A.
Business Manager: Mr. Daniel Kinnik (ext. 4)
Director of Faith Formation and Director of Music:
Mrs. Kathleen Aaronson (ext. 5)
Maintenance Projects Coordinator: Mr. John Leahy (ext. 7)
Parish Admin Assistant: Mrs. Regina Robinson (ext. 6)
PREP Secretary: Mrs. Maureen Strazdus (ext. 2)
Communications Secretary: Mrs. Margie Corcoran (ext. 2)
Holy Family Regional Catholic School
Principal: Mrs. Nancy Franz
Business Manager: Mrs. Kristy Cobb
Pastor Emeritus:
Rev. Joseph Amalfitano
Rev. John Sibel
Office Hours:
Mon – Thursday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mass Schedule:
SATURDAY VIGIL: 5:00 PM
SUNDAY: 8:00, 9:30 AND 11:30 AM
Weekday Masses in the Chapel: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM
HOLY DAYS: Vigil at 7:00 PM; 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
HOLIDAYS: 9:00 AM
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Celebrated on the First, Second and
Fourth Sundays of each month at 12:45 PM. The Pre-Jordan
baptismal instruction is held on the Third Sunday at 12:45 PM. Please
call the Parish Office to arrange baptisms.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession):
SATURDAY: 4:00 - 4:45 PM. Other times by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: One party must be a registered
member of Saint John Fisher. Couples must make arrangements with
the priest at least six months prior to the intended date. Couples are
required to attend the Archdiocesan Sacramental Preparation
Program for Marriage (four sessions) or a Pre-Cana program.
PARISH ONLINE GIVING: We invite you to go to our website
www.stjohnfisherchurch.com to sign up for our Online Giving
Program. Go to the Parish Giving icon and follow the instructions.
PARISH REGISTRATION: We welcome new members to Saint John
Fisher! If you are new to our parish, please call or visit the Parish
Office to register. Please notify the office if you move or change your
telephone number.
LETTERS OF ELIGIBILITY: If you need a Letter of Eligibility to be a
sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, you must be a registered
member of the parish, a practicing Catholic, and at least 16 years of
age. If married, you must be in valid marriage. Letters cannot be
signed by Pastor unless you meet these requirements. Please call or
visit the Parish Office to request a Letter of Eligibility.
PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (P.R.E.P.): The PREP
program provides religious education for public school children from
September through May. Please call the Parish Religious
Education Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 5, for more information and
registration.
HOLY FAMILY REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Grades: Pre-K to Eight
3265 Concord Road, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 494-0147
www.holyfamilyaston.org
4225 CHICHESTER AVENUE • BOOTHWYN, PA 19061
Website: stjohnfisherchurch.com Facebook: Saint John Fisher Phone: (610) 485-0441
E-mail: [email protected]
MISSAL COVERS
The new liturgical year begins November 29th with the First
Sunday of Advent. New Sunday Missals with prayers,
readings and hymns will be placed in the pew racks.
These Sunday Missals will be inserted into blue hardback
covers. The missal covers should last for several years
and help keep our missals in better condition. The proper
method to use the covers to care for the missal is to have
only the back page of the missal inserted into the cover.
The blue covers will also include the World Meeting of
Families prayer on the inside front cover.
SUNDAY SCRIPTURE: Today’s Gospel reading is
Matthew
25: 14-30. Key Passage: “The servant said,
‘Master, you gave me five talents. See I have made five
more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, my good and
faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I
will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your
master’s joy.’” Adult: What gift have you not developed as
you had hoped? What could you still do? Child: What gift
has God given you? What do you want to do with it?
DON GUANELLA PROPOSAL UPDATE
Thank you for your patience as we await further response
from Don Guanella Village of Catholic Social Services
concerning their proposal to lease 2.65 acres on
Chichester Avenue for three group homes for men with
developmental disabilities. In addition to providing a new
home for the men of Don Guanella and offering
opportunities for pastoral ministry, the lease would provide
more than $50,000 per year for needed capital
improvements for the buildings at our Saint John Fisher
site. Don Guanella is currently conducting their due
diligence at an adjacent Sproul Road site in Springfield
with Saint John Fisher Parish as an alternative.
FLU SEASON AND HOLY COMMUNION
The reception of Holy Communion will be limited to the
Eucharist beginning the First Sunday of Advent, November
30. This will be a temporary change due to the onset of flu
season. The Precious Blood will be available for those who
are unable to receive the Eucharist. Of course the Church
teaches that Christ is fully present, in his body and blood,
under each sign. Receiving one species of the Eucharist
does not mean that one receives only part of Christ. Christ
is fully present under each species. It cannot be denied,
however, that communion under both forms is a more
complete, fuller sign of the Eucharistic banquet. Thank you
for your understanding with this health concern.
ATTENTION ALL LECTORS!
All lectors should stop and pick up their new missals in the
Church. If you have any questions, please contact Regina
Robinson at 610-485-0441, ext. 6.
WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES PRAYER
All parish meetings and groups are encouraged to pray the
World Meeting of Families
Prayer
before
parish
gatherings. We will also begin
to pray this prayer communally
at all Masses beginning
Saturday, November 29, which
is the First Sunday of Advent. The prayer will be found on
the inside of the new blue covers for our Sunday Missals.
We will recite the prayer together as the Concluding
Prayer for the General Intercessions or Petitions. Thank
you for your cooperation as we prepare our hearts for this
wonderful renewal centered in our Archdiocese.
MASS ATTENDANCE
The “October Count” assists parish and archdiocesan
planning by collecting current and accurate data regarding
Mass attendance. Each year, the total number of people
attending all Masses in the month of October is recorded.
The following is a chart of Saint John Fisher’s 2014
figures:
Mass
5:00pm
8:00am
9:30am
11:30am
Totals
10/4-5
274
238
289
228
1029
10/11-12
165
165
153
175
658
10/18-19 10/26-27
238
206
249
208
322
190
252
184
1061
788
The total attendance for the month was 3,536 people, with
an average weekly attendance of 884 people. We are the
best ambassadors to spread the word of our vibrant parish
and welcome those who may have lapsed in the practice
of their faith or are still seeking to feel at home in our
parish. We always welcome our fellow pilgrims in this
journey of faith.
DISCOUNTED GIFT CARDS FOR SALE!
Starting next weekend, we will be selling off our stock of
gift cards at DISCOUNTED PRICES!! We have gift cards
for American Eagle, Aeropostale, Sears, Walgreens,
Marshalls, The Disney Store, Best Buy, Build-a-Bear,
Payless, Radio Shack, Petsmart, Gymboree, Hallmark,
Red Robin, Safeway, JoAnn Fabrics, JC Penney, Old
Country Buffet, and more! We will sell $25 gift cards for
$20, $20 cards for $15, and $100 cards for $90. Stop by
the table in the Church Hall after Mass next week and pick
up a card from your favorite store! They make great
Christmas gifts too!
THANKSGIVING MASS
Join us on Thanksgiving Day
for our annual Thanksgiving
Mass. We will celebrate Mass
in the Church at 9:00am on
Thursday, November 27. All
are welcome! Bring some of
your Thanksgiving meal to
be blessed at our special liturgy. There will be a table up in
the front of church to place your food!
LAST WEEK TO DONATE THANKSGIVING FOOD!
We are still collecting for our Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Please consider donating any of the following items:
turkey, soup, canned vegetables, canned yams, instant
mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce,
cookies, candy, or canned fruit. Please drop off your
donation to the parish office no later than Thursday,
November 20. Food will be distributed by the Holy Saviour
Knights of Columbus Council 13710 on November 22.
Questions? Call the office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2.
FOOTBALL MANIA WINNER
MARY ANNE PETERS was the Football Mania winner this
week. Mary Anne won $25.
THANK YOU KNIGHTS!
Thank you to the following men of the Holy Saviour
Knights of Columbus Council #13710 for helping with the
annual Coats for Kids Program:
SK Bob Curl
SK Jim Elliot
SK Ken Neary
GK George Spannbauer
SK Gerald Szper
Great job, guys! We appreciate your time and hard work.
SJF NEW ARRIVALS
The people of Saint
John Fisher Parish
rejoice with the
families of our newest
baptized members.
MICHAEL HUNTLEY
KAIGHN III, EMMA
FRANCES NIXON, and CHARLES HENRY ROTH were
baptized on Sunday, November 9. May God bless Michael,
Emma, Charles and their parents!
FINANCIAL OFFERINGS:
WE ARE A TITHING PARISH!
Thank you for your generosity and consistent financial
support of our parish community.
Regular Collection for Sunday, November 9, 2014
Total Contributions
$11,084.49
Number of envelopes:
551
Second Collection: Maintenance
$1,829.00
THANK YOU!
SJF ADVENT PREPARATIONS
ADVENT PRAYERS AND READINGS
A limited number of complimentary copies of “The Word
Among Us” will be available on the tables at the
entrances to church. The booklet has various prayers,
reflections and scripture readings for the Advent Season.
This is a wonderful, free aid to our spiritual journey during
Advent. “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”
ADVENT RETREAT
What are your preparations for Christmas? Feasts,
presents, decorations … but what about the Heart? Join
us for an Advent Retreat at the peaceful Franciscan
Renewal Center on Prior Road in Wilmington, DE. This is
just a 15-minute drive from our parish. Capuchin Priest
Father Francis Sariego will lead the retreat as we
celebrate Mass, Adoration, Benediction, reflections and
lunch. The morning retreat will be held on Saturday,
December 6, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Contact the parish
office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2, for directions, retreat
schedule and to register.
ADVENT GIVING TREE
Your assistance is needed for gifts for the less fortunate
this Christmas. Advent Giving Trees will be located in the
Church and Parish Center beginning Saturday, November
22. Ornaments will give details for the requested gift.
Please follow the directions on the ornament. By request,
some gifts are not to be wrapped. Please write clothing
size or gift information on all wrapped presents. Attach the
ornament to the gift and place it under the Giving Tree. All
gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 14. Gifts
will be distributed to Catholic Social Services of Chester,
Bernadine Center in Chester, Andrea’s Attic in Marcus
Hook, parishioners in special need, and seniors at
Lutheran Knolls and Parkview. Thank you for your
generosity and care.
CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SEMINARIANS
This year, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is combining
its annual Open House and Christmas Concert events on
Sunday, December 7. Tours of the Seminary begin at
1:00pm with the last tour beginning at 3:00pm.
Seminarians will guide visitors through the historic
buildings to view sacred art, common areas and Christmas
crèches on display in the Ryan Memorial Library featuring
Nativity scenes from around the world. Refreshments will
be provided after tours. The Christmas concert begins at
4:00pm and will feature the musicians and choir of Saint
Charles Borromeo Seminary. The entire day is free and
open to the public. For additional information, please visit
www.scs.edu.
AID FOR FRIENDS FREEZER
Please don’t forget to help feed our
shut-ins! The Aid for Friends freezer is
running low. Containers to freeze a
meal are available in the cabinet next
to the freezer in the Church Hall. Thank
you for your care of those in need!
SANTA CLAUS IS
COMING TO TOWN!
When: Sunday, December 14
After all Masses
Cost: Adults $8.50
Children under 12 $5.00
Where: SJF Parish Center
Come have a great breakfast and get your
picture taken with Santa Claus! Tickets will be
sold after all Masses or call Jack Fitzgerald at
610-497-2370 or 267-254-2114.
KIDSTUFF COUPON BOOKS
Please support Holy Family Regional Catholic School
by purchasing a KidStuff Coupon Book for $25. The book
quickly pays for itself with coupons for stores, restaurants,
and family activities. To purchase a book, contact Carol
Riddle at [email protected] or 302-290-5167.
They make great Christmas gifts!
MUSICIAN SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 22nd and 23rd
Saturday 11/22
Sunday, 11/23
YOUTH CHOIR PRACTICE: Sundays at 12:30 PM in Chapel (Sept. May)
BELL CHOIR: Sundays at 12:30 PM in Church. (Sept. – May)
CONTEMPORARY CHOIR: Rehearsals are every other Tuesday evening
at 6:40 PM.
BEREAVEMENT CHOIR: Sing for funeral Masses. No rehearsals.
MEN’S GATHERING: Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Mondays after the 7:30
AM Mass until noon in the Chapel. Benediction follows at noon.
THE ROSARY AND DIVINE MERCY: Daily after the 7:30 AM Mass
OUR LADY OF 7 SORROWS PRAYER MEETING: In the Chapel on the
first and third Fridays of every month at 10:00 AM
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Wednesdays at 7:00
PM in the Parish Center
BULLETIN DEADLINE: 5 days before publication. Contact Margie at
610-485-0441, ext. 2, or email items to [email protected]
MONTHLY ACTIVITIES
PARISH COUNCIL: Meets on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings
are not held in July and August.
Cantor
Cantor
Adult Choir
Youth and Bell Choir
“May They Rest in Peace”
CHARLES T. GRACE
ANN MAGINNIS
WILLIAM MCCANDLESS
THOMAS PETERS
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Church
5:00pm
8:00am
9:30am
11:30am
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary
and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
– Matthew 11:28
Please Pray for Our Sick
Steve Strazdus, Esther O’leary, Diane Porter, Rochelle
Colucci, Louise Borregine, Silvano Ugrotto, Karen
McCarraher, Baby Owen Garwood, Ann Shippy, Helen
Rosinski, Daniel Johnson, Veronica and Joe Egan,
Gina Johnson, Joe Collins, Charlotte Smith, Sandy
Santon, Anna Gaspari, Carolyn Baglione, Joe Hughes,
Diane Singley, Tracey Kunca, Alice DiBianca, Betty
Bicht, Frank Taylor, Iris DiBattista, Eileen O’Connell,
Helen Noonan, Phil Eiseman, Donna Jones, Phyllis
Herman, Joy Henderson, Carol D’Angelo, Mary
D’Angelo, Michelle D’Angelo, Michael Bucella, Sam
Ritz, Laura Campbell, Chic Hofmann, Joanne
McGilloway, Katie Doyle, Carol Gaska, Dennis
Kryszan, Mary Ann Dymond, Francis Breen, Denise
Carson, Henry Henrick, Jackie Hughes, Mary Brown,
Helen Brogley, Vincent Pisani, Don and Regina Hilbert,
Ann and Albert Huffnell, May Graves, August Mancini,
Donna Jones, Baby Cooper, Judy Giovan, Kevin Neary
FINANCE COUNCIL: Meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Fall and spring sessions. Please call the Parish
Office (610-485-0441, ext. 2) for information.
PARISH FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE: Meetings as needed
ST. JOHN’S ON THE HILL SENIORS: Second and fourth Thursdays at
12:30 PM in the Church Hall
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LADY OF LOURDES COUNCIL 14159:
rd
Board Meeting at 7:00 PM followed by the regular meeting on the 3
Monday of the month
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOLY SAVIOUR COUNCIL 13710: Officers’
st
Meeting, 1 Monday of the month at 7:00 PM; General membership
rd
meeting, 3 Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. Meetings held in Holy
Saviour Rectory Meeting Room. Contact George Spannbauer, GK, at
610-348-5587 for information.
Masses for the Week
Sat., Nov. 15
Sun., Nov. 16
5:00 PM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
Mon., Nov. 17
7:30 AM
Tues., Nov. 18 7:30 AM
Wed., Nov. 19
7:30 AM
Thurs., Nov. 20 7:30 AM
Fri., Nov. 21
7:30 AM
Sat., Nov. 22
5:00 PM
Sun., Nov. 23
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
Christopher & Kathleen Hughes
People of the Parish & Visitors
Dever and Kerrigan Families
The Nolan Family
Raymond Cooper
Francis Carmichael
Frank Omlor
Patricia Schneider
George Brown
Frank and Stella Strazdus
Billy Dodds, Jr.
People of the Parish & Visitors
Deceased members of the
Kendra and McElligott Families
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