Parish Community SAINT JUDE SAINT JUDE

SAINT JUDE
Parish Community
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
40 Maxim Drive, Hopatcong, NJ 07843 Website: www.stjudehopatcong.org 973-398-6377 Fax 973-398-0121
Served By
Fr. Vidal Roberto Gonzales, Jr......................Pastor
Mr. Tom Friel.......................................Deacon
Mrs. Kathleen Barger......Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Lillian Colello......Coordinator of Religious
Education and Confirmation Program
(Hours: 2:00 - 6:00 pm) 973-398-7773
Mrs. Lillian Colello .......... Liturgy Coordinator
Mr. Henry Schmidt ................... Parish Trustee
RECTORY HOURS
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday:
Closed
MUSIC MINISTRY
John Armeno: 973-398-8109
Edie Morganti: 973-601-7143
Dan Thompson
Gerard Grilli
We Invite You to
Celebrate
EUCHARISTIC LITURGIES
Sunday Masses
5:00 p.m. (Saturday Vigil Mass)
7:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. (Teen Mass) every 4th
Sunday of the month
Weekday Masses (Mon - Sat)
8:30 a.m. - followed by praying the rosary.
Holy Day of Obligation
7:00 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. or by appointment
Sacramental Life
BAPTISM - Baptisms are usually celebrated
on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at
1:00 p.m. Parents are asked to call the rectory
about Baptism preparation. Baptism is not
celebrated during Lenten Season.
MARRIAGE - Arrangements should be
made at the Rectory one year before the
marriage date and prior to any social
planning. This is in accord with the
Common Policy of the Province of New
Jersey. To arrange for Pre-Cana instructions,
please call the Rectory.
R.C.I.A. RITE OF CHRISTIAN
INITATION OF ADULTS - Persons
interested in learning of the Catholic faith,
and any adult person who needs to receive
Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation. If you
need information regarding this, please
contact the Rectory.
VISITATION OF THE SICK AND
ELDERLY - Please keep us informed so
that we can be attentive to those who are ill
at home or in the hospital. Communion is
brought upon request to the home. Please
call the Rectory for the Sacrament of
Anointing of the Sick.
CHOIR - Adult choir meets as scheduled.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Meet on
the second and fourth Thursdays of each
month at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY - Meetings
on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30
pm in the Church.
ALTAR SERVERS - Call Jack Quirk at 3988108 or Deacon Tom Friel at 398-8728
ST. JUDE NOVEN AND BENEDICTION
is every Thursday at 7:00 PM; Adoration is
from 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Divine Mercy is
at 3:00 PM.
BINGO - Parish Center - Tuesday 7:30 PM.
Doors open at 5:00 PM. Early Bird Special
starts at 7:15 PM
Faith Formation Program
Grades 1-8: See schedule in bulletin.
Confirmation: A program that continues
from Grade 8. In the 9th Grade immediate
preparation begins for Confirmation and
culminates with the Sacrament at the end of
10th Grade.
For more information regarding these
programs, please contact the Rectory.
NEW PARISHIONERS: Our Parish
Family invites all of its members to share
fully in our spiritual and social life. Every
family moving into the Parish is asked to
register at the Rectory. If you change your
address or telephone number, please contact
us. All parishioners are requested to use the
regular Sunday envelopes. If you are not
receiving them, please call the Rectory.
“Our Mission Is To Be A Faith Community Centered In The Eucharist,
Proclaiming The Word Of The Lord And Living As Followers Of Jesus Christ”
1st Sunday of Advent (Year B)
SATURDAY
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
November 29
Rudy Astore 4th Anniversary
Rose & Tony Scarnati
Ted Cardisano
SUNDAY
7:45 AM
9:15 AM
11:00 AM
7:30 PM
November 30
Florence McCue
Harold Miller
Frank Nutley
Confirmation Teen Mass
MONDAY
8:30 AM
December 1
Dominick Della
TUESDAY
8:30 AM
December 2
Nicholas DiNapoli
WEDNESDAY
8:30AM
December 3
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Special Intention for
Rev. Brando Ibarra
December 4
Joseph LoGalbo
Divine Mercy
Evening Prayer; Novena to St. Jude;
Benediction
THURSDAY
8:30 AM
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
FRIDAY
8:30 AM
December 5
Geraldine Woodard
SATURDAY
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
SUNDAY
7:45 AM
9:15 AM
11:00 AM
7:00 PM
December 6
Special Intention for Rev. Ken Hewitt
Connie Janowski
December 7
Ann Cafferty
Cynthia Meudt
Walter & Mary Wimbush
People of St. Jude
RECTORY HOURS
8:00AM - 12NOON
12NOON – 2:00PM (CLOSED)
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WEEKLY OFFERING
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY”
This bulletin went to print on
November 21
SHOP RITE CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR
SALE AFTER ALL THE MASSES IN THE
VESTIBULE OF THE CHURCH. ST. JUDE’S GETS
5% OF CERTIFICATES SOLD. WE ALSO SELL
PATHMARK GIFT CARDS.
“BE WATCHFUL, BE ALERT! YOU DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE
TIME WILL COME.”
oday is the 1st Sunday of
Advent and it marks the
beginning of a new
Liturgical Year. This is
actually Year B of St. Mark.
We do not begin at the
beginning of St. Mark’s
Gospel, however - that will
come next week. The opening
Gospel passage of this Sunday
is taken from near the end of the Gospel - just before St.
Mark begins the account of Jesus' passion.
In the literal sense, the word 'advent' means 'coming of
someone,' and we wait for the coming of someone we love,
but in the Christian liturgical sense it specifically implies to
'the coming of Christ.' and we eagerly and watchfully wait
for the coming of Christ.
Now, considering 'the coming of Christ', we find that it
is a mystery, for Christ has already come in the past about
2000 years ago, Christ still comes today in the sacraments –
very specifically through the Eucharist, and Christ will come
in future at the end of the world. Thus in a general sense,
the Advent Liturgy, simultaneously evokes the past of
salvation history, while promising its eschatological
fulfillment in the future and rendering both past and future
present in the today of salvation. Obviously, it is not
surprising that we begin the new Liturgical Year this Sunday,
with the same theme of 'the coming of Christ', where we
ended it last Sunday.
Specifically speaking, we have about 4 weeks of Advent
and the 4 Sundays of Advent are supposed to primarily
prepare us for the celebration of Christmas, but they have
an even more important preparation in mind viz. the
readiness of each one of us for the 2nd &final coming of
Christ at the end of the world; and this we do by means of
our constant & active involvement through properly
welcoming Christ, and receiving him in our hearts who
comes to us today in sacraments.
Today’s Scripture Readings assure us that the Lord is
coming. But an individual has to be alert and must be on
watch. The First Reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
brings us face to face with a God who is Father and with the
reality of our own sinfulness before Him. The Prophet Isaiah
makes a prayer of yearning asking God to come and save us
st
from sin. St. Paul in the Second Reading from his 1 Letter to
the Corinthians stresses on the fidelity asking people to
remain faithful to Jesus to the end. The Gospel Reading from
St. Mark, invites all to a spiritual vigilance. We are told to be
always watchful and ever alert so that the coming of the
Lord does not find us unprepared, for no one knows the day
or hour of his coming. Fr. Lakra.
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
First Reading: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b, 64:2-7
In this straightforward psalm, the people acknowledge their
sinful ways, yet plead that their Creator might reveal himself to
them. They ask God to remember, not their sins, but that “We
are all the work of your hands.”
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Paul explains to the Corinthians that they are specially favored by
God who has sent his only Son to them. He reminds us all that it
was through God’s grace that we have been called to kinship
with Christ
Gospel: Mark 13:33-37
Just as a servant watching over the master’s house does not
know when he will return, we do not know the hour of the
Second Coming. Mark reminds us of the warning from Jesus to
always be on guard, for we know neither the day nor the hour.
Monday: December 1
Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11
Tuesday: December 2
Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: December 3
St. Francis Xavier, Priest
Is 25:6-10a; Mt 15:29-37
Thursday: December 4
St. John Damascene, Priest; Dr. of Church
Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21, 24-27
First Friday: December 5
Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31
First Saturday: December 6
St. Nicholas, Bishop
Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Mt 9:35—10:1, 5a, 6-8
Held every Thursday after the 8:30 am Mass until 8:00pm.:
3:00 pm. – Divine Mercy Chaplet
7:00 pm. – Evening Prayer
7:30 pm. – Novena to St. Jude
8:00 pm. – Benediction
There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the Church for those
wishing to spend an hour with the Lord.
STAY WITH ME . . . REMAIN HERE WITH ME. . .
WATCH AND PRAY. . .
OVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF
PERPETUAL HELP EVERY
WEDNESDAY AT 8:30 AM
FOLLOWED WITH THE HOLY MASS
Allan Boyce, Ryan Cromwell, Donna & Corrine
Daley, Pat DeVenuta, Patty Dittmar, David Eld,
David Ferris, Dylan Flinchum, ,Antoinette Grillo,
Herbert Grobe, Tom Hanrahan, Simon Harvey, Ed
and Phyllis Hensle, Joan Hoer, Irene & Tom Hogan,
Richard Kennedy, Pat Kirkbride, Nicholas Lehr,
Frankie LoPresti, Louis Manna, Jaime & Jonathan
Manuel, Sean McDonald, Alice Moran, Rev. Christopher
Muldoon, Elizabeth Murphy, Danny O’Donnell, Edward O’Dowd,
Wieslaw Penkala, Kathy Pollner, Agnes Orr, Barbara Kurbel
Riker, Emma Scannelli, Betty Schmidt, Marty Serus, Richard
Skutaa, Sally Staniseski, William Stelmach, Frank Sturm, Pat
Swanson, Nancy Tevis, Lillian Urynowicz, Marie Van Tassel, Ann
Vitale, Bob Yates, Norman E. Yenesel, Yvonne Zaccone,
MONTH 3: I can suck my thumb!
The baby can now squint, shallow and move
his tongue. He sleeps and awakens.
Fingernails and toenails form and he has his
own unique set of fingerprints. Sensitive to
touch, he will tightly grasp an object placed
in the palm of his hand. He breathes amniotic fluid to help
develop and strengthen the respiratory system, but he gets
the oxygen he needs through the umbilical cord. At the
beginning of this month, just nine weeks after conception,
he can suck his thumb.
said to his disciples: 'Be
constantly on the watch! Stay
awake!...You do not know
when the Master of the house is coming.”
(Mk. 13:33 1st Sunday of Advent)
O Jesus, your voice sounds through the house of my world:
Be on your guard! Stay awake!
Yet I hardly hear you. Busy with so much, I go about the
things I do like a servant trapped in household routine,
hardly giving a thought to what my life is about. My spirit
within has grown tired and you, my God, seem far away.
How can I hear your voice today?
Speak to my heart during this season of grace, as you
spoke to your prophets and saints. Remind me again of the
journey you call me to make and the work you would have
me do. I am your servant, O Lord. Speak to me in this holy
season and turn my eyes to watch for your coming.
O Emmanuel, Jesus Christ, desire of every nation, Savior of
all peoples, come and dwell among us.
FAITH FORMATION GRADES 1-8 SCHEDULE MASS AT 9:15AM
December 1: Grades 5 - 8 6:30 – 7:30 PM Parish Center
4 YEAR OLD AND KINDERGARTEN DURING 9:15AM MASS
November 30 : NO CLASSES for Grades 1 - 4
December 8: Grades 5 - 8 6:30 – 7:30 PM Parish Center
December 7: Grades 1 – 4 10:20 – 11:30 AM Parish Center
CONFIRMATION
MASS FOR CONFIRMATION: GRADES 9 & 10 NOVEMBER 30 AT 7:30PM
December 3: Grade 9 : 7:00 – 8:30 PM Rectory
Grade 10 : 7:00 – 8:30 PM Meeting Room
St. Jude K of C after Thanksgiving Pancake
Breakfast Sunday, November 30 in our Parish
Center from 8:00AM – 12NOON
Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs to order, Bacon,
Sausage, Coffee, Tea & Orange Juice.
Adults $7.00 and Children under 10
Free.Treat your familyd to a nice
Breakfast served by our Knights of
Columbus
Theresa B. Cordts, Psy.D Clinical
Psychologist at 973-398-0407 to discuss your
areas of concern.
Next Men’s Group Sharing is Dec.
6 in the Meeting Room of the
Church at 7:30AM.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------ingo held every Tuesday evening in
St. Jude Parish Center, Hopatcong.
Doors open at 5:15PM. Early Bird
starts at 7:15PM
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POT LUCK DINNER
Is held on the 1sT & 3rd Monday of the Month, at 6:00PM in the
Meeting Room of the Church. Scripture and prayer will also be
shared. If you can attend, please call Deacon Tom to see what
you can bring. (973) 398-8728
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THEOLOGY TABLE
Come to the Theology Table. A friendly, lively sharing of
Catholic Topics, Faith, Literature and Liturgy. Bring your
questions to the Table every Tuesday at 6:30pm in Frank’s
Pizza.
SELF DEFENSE CLASSES
Are on Tuesday nights in the Meeting Room from
6:30-8:00pm. Call Mike at (973) 229-9881 for more
information.
for bringing food / supplies
to our Food Box. Your
generosity in doing this
helps someone in need.
A Christmas Concert
are invited to join Bishop Serratelli and
the faithful of the diocese for our annual
Christmas Concert on December 7 at 4:00 p.m. at
St. Peter the Apostle Church in Parsippany. This
year's concert, O HOLY NIGHT, will feature not
only the Diocesan Choir but the Madison Brass
Quintet and a newly formed Diocesan Children's
Choir. Music will include a variety of styles and
cultures, bringing the joy of Christ's birth into our
hearts and lives.
TRAVEL WITH FATHER ANTONIO . . .
IRISH ADVENTURE
aint Jude Church,
Budd Lake, is
sponsoring a trip to
Ireland and Northern Ireland from
October 4-12, 2015. Highlights
include: The Book of Kells Dublin’s
Trinity College, St. Kevin’s
Glendalough, the Shrine of our Lady of the Knock, the Ring
of Kerry, the Clifs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, Blarney
Castle and Blarney Woolen Mils, Waterford, and the new
Titanic Experience in Belfast. Land and air from Newark with
bus transportation to and from Madison: $2525 per person.
For more information or to sign up, please call our travel
agent: Justin Weber at 073-691-1810 or Doris Newman at
973- 377-1688. We hope you will join us for this wonderful
trip.
Come join us. Dinner starts at 6:30pm
Brought to you by St. Jude’s Evangelization Team
DISCOVERING CHRIST SERIES
December 3:
NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: BEING A CATHOLIC DISCIPLE
DECEMBER 10:
BELIEVING AND BELONGING: OUR NEED FOR THE
CHURCH
St. Jude Rosary and Altar Society will be collecting for Christmas flowers, wreaths, and
trees for our Church, on Saturday and Sunday December 6 and 7 after all the Masses.
We THANK YOU in advance for your continued support.
The story of the very first Christmas is one of the most beautiful ever told. “The First Noel” is a living nativity
presentation offered by members of the Youth Ministry Program at St. Theresa Church in Succasunna. This Christmas
story is retold through readings from the gospels and playing of the most beautiful Christmas carols of the season.
Combined with still-life drama depicting the events of the shepherds and kings, Mary, Joseph and the angels, this
presentation allows the Christmas story to not only be heard, but actually experienced, like never before!
No tickets are required
DATE & TIME: 2 Performances on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
PLACE: St. Therese Church, 151 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876
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Speaking of Faith with Karol Corbin Walker December 10 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fr. Paul Manning interviews attorney Karol Corbin Walker about
her encounter with God and how she has responded.
Life on Purpose: Advent Celebration December 17 - @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Fr. Paul Manning as he welcomes singer, Keaton Douglas for an evening
of music, humor, inspiration and reflection on hope, patience, and the coming
Christ.
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