Church of the Sacred Heart

Church of the Sacred Heart
751 Main Avenue
Bay Head, New Jersey
(732) 899-1398
Fax # (732) 899-2233
Website: www.sacredheartbayhead.com
E-mail: [email protected]
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Staff:
Rev. Michael O’Connor ([email protected])
James A. Lacey, Deacon([email protected])
Silverius Galvan,Deacon([email protected])
Weekend Celebrants:
Fr. Paul Engel, O.F.M. Cap.
Fr. Kevin P. Ashe
Masses:
Saturday: 5:15 PM
Sunday: 8:00AM, 9:15AM and 11:00 AM
Confessions:
Saturday 4:30 to 5:00 PM
Other occasions as announced.
Marriages: (Registered Parishioners only)
Please notify the rectory as soon as the decision to
marry has been made. There is a prescribed
preparation program of one year.
Baptisms are held on the first and third Sunday of
each month. Please contact the Parish Office to
make arrangements as early as possible.
Sick Calls: At any time.
Religious Education Sunday morning Grades 1-8
10:15 AM—11:30 AM.
Rectory Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
NOVEMBER 29th/30th
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Saturday, November 29, Vigil Mass
5:15 PM
For the Faithful Departed
Father Michael
Sunday, November 30
8:00 AM
For the Faithful Departed
Father Paul
9:15 AM
Father Michael
For The Faithful Departed
11:00 AM
Father Kevin
For The Faithful Departed
Monday, December 1
8:30 AM
Richard Shoop
From Lynn Wiss
Martha Howard-Lake
From Phylis O'Brien
Tuesday, December 2
8:30 AM
Ruth Ann Williams
From Marge and Mike Conway
Wednesday, December 3, St. Francis Xavier
8:30 AM
Bill and Nancy Vogel
From Children and Grandchildren
Thursday, December 4, St. John Damascene
8:30 AM
Rose and Nick O’Hara
From Pat O’Hara
Friday, December 5
8:30 AM
Ed Pfennig
From Wife and Children
Saturday, December 6, St. Nicholas
8:30 AM
Hanus Family
From Frank Hanus III
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION
MEETING
Our next Baptismal Preparation Session will be on
Monday, January 5, 7PM in the Parish Hall. To register, please call the parish office at 732-899-1398.
All families who have not attended a prior class are
requested to attend and are asked to invite godparents.
NEXT WEEKEND
DECEMBER 6th and 7th
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Saturday, December 6, Vigil Mass
5:15 PM
Patricia Callari and Dorothy Holmes
Father Michael From the Callari Family
John J. Nestor, Jr.
From Pam and Larry Tilli
Sunday, December 7
8:00 AM
Walter Sr. and Walter Jr. Sauers
Louise and Maureen and Genevieve Sauers
From Tom and Roberta Uber
9:15 AM
June and Jess Pierce and Family
Father Paul
From Family
John Correnti
From Barbara and John
11:00 AM
Michael Marino
Father Kevin
From Vince and Joann Marino
SACRED HEART CHURCH
Daily Mass:
Monday—Saturday
8:30 AM
Vigil Mass:
Saturday
5:15 PM
Sunday Mass:
8:00 AM, 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Eucharistic
Adoration:
First Friday of month
9:00M
Confession:
Saturday
4:30PM
Baptismal
1st Monday of Month
Preparation Class
Rosary
7:00 PM
Before the 8:30 AM Daily Mass
Altar Rosary and Holy Name Society
Monthly Meeting 3rd Tuesday of month
7:10PM
Respect Life
3:30PM
Last Thursday of month
Breakfast Club: 2nd and 4th Saturday
9:00 AM
WEEKLY COLLECTION
November 16
$5,221.00
Please remember Sacred Heart in your
Last Will and Testament.
Thank you for your support of
our parish.
TREASURES FROM
OUR TRADITION
Each of the seven sacraments, like other aspects of the
Church’s pastoral plan, is an attempt to be faithful to the
image of Christ we discover in the Gospels. Anointing of the
sick is rooted in Jesus’ saving deeds of healing and even
rescue from death. What is your favorite encounter of Jesus
with a sick person? Often, it seems that Jesus would go at
once to the person in a crowd who was in the most pain, in the
deepest need. A man born blind, Peter’s mother-in-law, a
woman afflicted by years of uncontrollable hemorrhages, a
little girl beloved by her soldier father, a crippled man
lowered from the rafters, and even a man who lost his ear to a
swinging sword in the garden of agony. This list reads like an
admissions chart in an emergency room and perhaps that is
the point. The whole human experience from childhood to old
age, from sudden catastrophic illness to chronic debilitating
conditions, is represented by those for whom Jesus has such
great compassion. This we can name a treasure of tradition
with a capital “T.” We are a people of compassion for our
sick, who reach out in tenderness to listen, to keep vigil, to
strengthen, to touch with reverence and to anoint with
precious oil.
2015 MASS BOOK
Is available to schedule Masses, Altar Candles, Blessed
Mother and Sacred Heart Flowers. The parish office is open
Monday-Friday 9AM-2PM or you may call 732-899-1398 for
assistance in scheduling intentions for loved ones.
MARCH FOR LIFE 2015
Thursday, January 22nd in Washington, DC. The theme for
this year’s march is EVERY LIFE IS A GIFT! We will again
be joining with neighboring parishes in support of God’s
greatest gift to us all; life. In Washington we will join with
people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds who fight for the
rights of the unborn. Buses bring young people from all over
the country, traveling for hours and their enthusiasm and
energy are contagious! It’s a heart-warming day that everyone
should experience. The bus will arrive at St. Peter’s Church,
Pt. Pleasant Beach at 6:45AM sharp and depart at 7AM sharp.
We will arrive in Washington at approximately 11AM. You
are then able to go on your own way or stay with the group as
we hear the speakers and then proceed to the march. The bus
will depart at 4PM and stop at Cactus Willies Buffet for
dinner on your own, arriving back at St. Peter’s about 10PM.
Bring lunch, snacks and dress warmly for a cold day out. We
go rain or shine. We ask that you also be able to walk and
stand as there is no easy way out of the march once it begins.
Cost is $10.00 payable to St. Peter’s Church. Call Ellen
Conaghan at 732-899-7322 to reserve a seat. Please respond
ASAP but by 12/30 at the latest.
FIRST FRIDAY
Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction-First Friday of each
month immediately following the 8:30AM Mass. Please help
to propagate this rite by remaining after Mass and telling a
friend. The next celebration will be Friday, December 5th.
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE
On Saturday, December 20th, a service of healing will be held
at 7PM in the church. The service is intended for those who
may be grieving the loss of a loved one, especially at this
normally festive time of the year. Refreshments will be served
following the service. All are invited and bring a friend!
ST. JOSEPH BY THE SEA
RETREAT HOUSE
SOUTH MANTOLOKING
SEEKING A MARY HEART IN A MARTHA
SCHEDULE—December 9, 9:30AM-2:30PM. Have you
ever desired to sit and reflect on the meaning of Advent and
Christmas, but been so busy it never seemed possible? Come
to a day to choose to sit at the feet of Jesus and reflect alone
or join others for a talk, guided meditation and optional
sharing. Lunch and Mass included. Cost is $45.00. Presenter:
Paulette Cicero, M.Th.
73-899-1398.QUIET BY THE FIRESIDE– December 10, 5
-8PM. This evening will provide the busy person an
opportunity to contemplate Jesus, the Incarnate Word,
through reflection in a quiet and prayerful environment.
Christmas sing-along and refreshments after program. Cost—
donation. Presenter: Sr. Brunilda Ramos, MPF; Sr. Dolores
Biacchi, MPF.
COME TO THE QUIET—A SILENT RETREAT—
February 6-8. Come and experience the shore in all its winter
beauty! This weekend has been set aside for those desiring
time alone with their God. Mass included. Cost $200.00.
Please call 732-892-8494 to register and for further
information about the above programs.
HEALING MASS IN HONOR OF OUR
LADY OF GUADALUPE AND THE
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
If you are suffering with an illness or experiencing the stress
of life and its burdens, please join us on Saturday, December
6th, at 8:30 AM for a Mass with Healing Prayer. We will seek
the intercession of Our Blessed Mother for Jesus Healing as
we celebrate Her upcoming Feast Days. Light refreshments
immediately following mass in the parish hall. Please come
and bring a friend or family member. For further information
contact [email protected] or call the parish office at
732-899-1398.
GOD OF LOVE, AND LIFE
FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT
Pope John Paul 11, at the World Youth Day in Denver, said
“Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine
modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making
Christ known in the modern metropolis.”
Thus inspired, 18 year old Lauren Mach walking cross
country with other college students in order to bring about a
culture of life, says: “To be pro-life means to recognize a
certain understanding of the human person that includes
innate value, dignity and sanctity, which transcend the
authority and control of man.”
Are you about to “break out of the comfortable” when it
comes to life?
Comments? E-mail the Respect Life Committee at
[email protected]
SACRED HEART HOLY NAME
50/50 LOTTERY
Win $500.00 or more in Sacred Heart’s Holy Name Society
50/50cash lottery. The monthly drawing is held the 3rd
Tuesday of each month. $60.00 gives you (12) chances, one
per month. Make your check payable to Sacred Heart H.N.
Society, complete the form below and return to the parish
office at 751 Main Avenue, Bay Head, 08742. New members
are welcome. Thank you very much for all who support our
lottery. This month’s winner was #197, Louis Rinaldi, and
paid $492.50. Congratulations to our winner!
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NEW YEAR’S DAY
FELLOWSHIP DINNER
Preparations for the annual New Year’s Day Fellowship
Dinner have already begun! The dinner—which feeds almost
200 less fortunate people from this area– is served in our
Church Hall. We really need your help. Volunteers and
donations of cooked turkeys, hams, stuffing, mashed potatoes
and vegetables are needed. Please contact Maureen
Vanderspurt at:[email protected] or 732-714-6876 and
tell us what you’ll be able to cook for this important
community event. Donations-to help defray the cost of the
dinner-are also appreciated. Make checks payable to Church
of the Sacred Heart with New Year’s Dinner in the memo.
Put in the collection basket or mail to the Rectory at 751 Main
Avenue, Bay Head 08742. Thank you so very much for your
support of this annual Dinner.
FAITH TO MOVE MOUNTAINS
CAMPAIGN
Sacred Heart Church has reached almost 50% of our goal
through your generosity. If you have been contacted by a parishioner please do the best you can in responding as soon as
possible. Please pray for the success of the Campaign.
ST. GREGORY’S FOOD PANTRY
Toys will be needed for our clients for Christmas. After
Dec.1, we will be accepting UNWRAPPED NEW toys.
Through your generosity, we have been able to give 2-3 gifts
per child to our needy families. Teenage gifts are especially
needed —CD’s, gift cards, sweaters, hats, nail polish etc.
Please leave donations in church entry-clearly marked for St.
Gregory’s– or deliver to 804 Bay Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach.
Cash donations will be used for purchases.
SVdP CHRISTMAS WREATHS
On Sunday, November 30th, Christmas wreaths will be available for purchase before and after Masses. (This is the only
weekend that wreaths will be on sale.) All the wreaths are
double sided and have red velvet bows. They are coming directly to us from Maine and will be $20.00 each. We hope
that you will stop by and get a wreath or two for your home,
since the wreath is the symbol of love. We will be entering
into the Christmas season, when Jesus showed His love for
us, by being born among us. Proceeds from the sale will be
used to help the poor in our area. Thank you in advance for
your support.
VISITATION CHURCH—BRICK
An afternoon of “Heart” prayer will be presented by Dr. J.
Dennis Cadigan, Spiritual Director, Diocese of Trenton, Saturday, December 6th, 12:30-3:30PM. He will talk about how
to pray for our friends, families and loved ones and show us
how to enter into prayer at any notice. A light lunch will be
served. The event is free, just bring some type of dessert for
the sharing table and pre-register so provisions are made to
supply ample food and supplies. Register at 732-477-7059
ext. 214 or email:[email protected]
ST. GREGORY’S PANTRY
Wishes to thank all who so generously donated food and time
for the annual Thanksgiving food baskets and dinner. Many
families in our area were very grateful for your donations.
Please watch up-coming bulletins for Christmas information
about toys and food donations. Thank you again for your support of our Pantry.
NOVEMBER 30th
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
WATCH—”Watch!” This word occurs three times in today’s
Gospel passage. Moreover, it is placed at significant points: the
beginning, the center, and the end. Though this is technically a
parable, it is quite short (four verses). The threefold repetition
of “watch” leaves no doubt as to what the story is about. We
often think of Advent as a time of waiting, but it truly is a season of watchfulness, a very active form of waiting for the coming Day of the Lord. It is that day, more than Christmas day,
that the Christian community faithfully expects, using all of our
gifts and talent for this purpose, as Paul reminds us in the Letter
to the Corinthians. When we use these gifts in faithful watching
and expectation we become like the servants of the parable, set
to their tasks, not waiting around idly, but engaged in the master’s work until his return. May our Advent be a time when we
return or rededicate our lives and our communities to this work
-the active and diligent faithfulness that the Lord will expect to
find.
UNWRINKLED
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful,
reverent-that is the triumph over old age.
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading—We are the clay and you, O Lord, are the potter; we are the work of your hands
(Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7).
Second Reading—God is faithful; by God you were called to
fellowship with the Son.
(1 Corinthians 1:3-9).
Gospel—Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the
time will come
(Mark 13:33-37).
SAINTS AND
SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
First Sunday of Advent
Monday:
World AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday:
St. Francis Xavier
Thursday:
St. John Damascene
Friday:
First Friday
Saturday:
St. Nicholas
First Saturday
INFORMATION SHEET
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS
511533 Sacred Heart
751 Main Avenue, Bay Head NJ 08742
PHONE
732-899-1398
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Barbara Guttenberg
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