drink to your health - Immaculate Heart of Mary Church ~ Wayne

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 14
PRAY THE ROSARY WITH US
Please join us to pray the rosary every morning after daily
mass. And Every Monday night at 8 P.M. a small group
gathers at the church to recite the Rosary. JOIN US! It takes
less than ½ hour and is a wonderful way to end the day.
PASTORAL VISITS TO HOSPITAL
VIGIL
5PM
SCOTT SAMANCHIK/Mom & Dad
LORETTA ROM/Sarah Maura & Zachary Cantor
SUNDAY
Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
8:00
JUAN A. PASSANO/Humberto Maravi
ANTONIA A. FIGUEROA/Daughter
10:30 DOMINICK MAURO/The Passaro Family
KYLE JASCOT/Fr. Dan
12:00 THERESA & PASQUALE NOCE/Edith Restaino
STEVEN GILBERTI/Celia Coltri
7PM
LIVING AND DECEASED PARISHIONERS
MONDAY – 12/15
Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Mt 21:23-27
8:00
DIANE GALKA/The Bosland Family
ROSINA WEINER/The Sullivan Family
TUESDAY – 12/16
Zep 3:1-2, 9-13; Mt 21:28-32
8:00
JOHN MOTTOLE
WEDNESDAY – 12/17
Gn 49:2, 8-10; Mt 1:1-17
8:00
PETER BROWN/The Sullivan Family
THURSDAY - 12/18
Jer 23:5-8; Mt 1:18-25
8:00
FRANCESCO LATERZA/The Bosland Family
FRIDAY 12/19
Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Lk 1:5-25
8:00
ROSE WEINER/Georgette Deraney
SATURDAY 12/20
Is 7:10-14; Lk 1:26-38
9:00
CHARLES FERRARA/The Havill Family
VIGIL
5PM
LIVING AND DECEASED PARISHIONERS
SUNDAY 12/21 - FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Rom 16:25-27; Lk 1:26-38
8:00
FERNANDO VIGO/Mother
LUIS PARDO/Sister
10:30 PETER BROWN/The Sammartino Family
FREDERICK GUTROFF/The Sullivan Family
12:00 CHARLIE FERRARA/The Edie Family
REGINA OPFER/Steven & Michele Pio
7PM
TERRY PELOSO/Family
Because of privacy laws, the area hospitals no longer notify us
when a parishioner has been admitted. If you would like to be
visited by a priest, deacon or Minister of Communion, please
call or have a FAMILY MEMBER call the rectory at 973-6943400 and let us know the hospital and room number. Also, call
the rectory if you wish to be included in the Prayers of the
Faithful at weekend Masses and the bulletin.
THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
Sunday, December 14:
8:30 – 10:30am – Rel. Ed – Mr/School
9:15 – 10am – R.E. Class Mass - MC
11:30 – RCIA - IHMMC
1-3pm – Youth Ministry - MC
5 – 7pm – Confirmation Faith Sharing – GYM/School
Monday, December 15:
3 – 4:30pm – G.S. Troop # 146 Mtg. – MR
6 – 9pm – Pre K dessert with Santa - GYM
6:30 – 8:30pm – Rel. Ed – MR/School
8pm – Novena – CH
Tuesday, December 16:
3:30 – 5:30pm – Rel. Ed – MR/School
6 – 9pm – Christmas Concert – GYM
7:30 – 9pm – B.S. Troop #192 Committee Mtg. - MR
Wednesday, December 17:
9:45am – Prayer Group – MR
12- 1pm – Zumba – MR
7 – 8:30pm – Pack #192 Mtg. - Gym
Thursday, December 18:
3 – 5pm – G.S. Troop #94125 Mtg. - MR
7 – 9:30pm – Choir – CH
7:30 – 9pm – B.S. Troop #192 Mtg. - MR
Friday, December 19:
7 – 8:30pm – Junior High Youth Ministry - MC
Saturday, December 20:
4pm - Confessions – CH
8 pm – AA – MR
INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
SANCTUARY LAMP
CHARLES FERRARA, SR./ SANDRA
WHITTY
TO SERVE WITH GRACE
WELCOME
I met him the first time when my friend,
Fr. Richard, was celebrating his first
Mass in his home parish of St. Jude in
Sylacaga, Alabama.
He had met
Richard on a retreat in Florida and
befriended him.
With a friend
companion, he traveled from Florida to Alabama for the first
Mass and celebration. His spirit could fill a room. He had
been a priest from 51 years and was now retired living in the
sunshine state. He was filled with stories and loved to share
them. Msgr. Pack was a charming man that loved to play the
room. He was full of life and thrived being in the company of
others!
Two years later, Richard and I were taking a road trip from
New Jersey and Maryland to visit his parents in Alabama and
we made a special stop in Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
Msgr. was now living with cancer in a beautiful assisted living
facility operated by the Alexian Brothers. It had been two
years since seeing him and with the onset of cancer I wasn’t
sure what to expect at our meeting. I still cherish the time and
treasure the pictures we took in the chapel of his new home.
He was thinner and needed more assistance, but the sparkle
was still in his eyes and now he had more stories to share.
What I also remember are the Alexian Brothers that
supervised the home and the staff that managed the day to day
operation. The nurses would flirt with Msgr. Pack and he
loved it! The care was gentle and affirming. It was a home
filled with life, hope and dignity. Before that trip I knew
nothing of the Alexian Brothers and their outstanding ministry
to the sick and dying. After my visit and hearing the praises
shouted by Msgr. Pack, I was not only impressed with their
ministry, but deeply moved by it.
This weekend, we are again asked by the Church to reach
into our hearts and with gratitude now help support the
Religious Men and Women who have supported us with their
ministry. Some were teachers, some nurses, some ministers
to the poor, others to the very sick and dying. Many of them,
as they grow older and are in need, look to us to be the
ministers in Christ’s name.
I was blessed with the ministry of the Dominican Sisters in
Elementary School, the Sisters of Christian Charity in High
School and the Jesuits in College. In time, perhaps, I will be
ministered to by other Religious Men or Women as my needs
change. I simply pray that, after years of serving with grace,
they will be ministered to with the same dignity in which they
served.
You enter this Church… not as a stranger, but as a guest of
God. God is your heavenly Father. Come, then, with joy in
your heart and thanks on your lips into God’s presence,
offering God your love and service. Be grateful to the strong
and the loyal ones who, in the name of Jesus Christ, built this
place of worship and to all who have beautified it and
hallowed it with their prayers and praise. Ask God’s blessing
on those who love this house of faith as the inspiration of their
labor, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit, and may that
blessing rest on you, both on your going out and your coming
in.
With blessings and love…
Fr. Dan
DECK THE HALLS
The liturgical Environment Committee (also
known as Fr. Dan’s elves) will be decorating the
church for Christmas on Friday, December 22nd
and 23rd, after the 8:00 AM Mass. Anyone who
might be interested in “lending a hand” is welcome.
Call the rectory at 973-694-3400 for more info, the more the
merrier. We really NEED you!
PARISH MEMBERSHIP
All adult Catholics should officially register in the parish.
Young adults of working age should register independently of
their parents even if ‘living at home’. We cannot serve you
by issuing letters for sponsorship of Baptism, Confirmation, or
Matrimony, nor give character references for teaching
positions, etc. if we do not know you. All new members of
our faith family are encouraged to come to the parish so we
can meet you. Call the rectory for an appointment. Also,
please notify the parish office of any changes in address,
telephone number, or if you are leaving the parish.
OFFERTORY COLLECTION
To meet the needs of our parish family and to proclaim the
Gospel of Christ Jesus:
Budget requirements: $13,000 each WEEK
- To offer our young people Youth Ministry experiences
- To offer our children a faith-filled program
of learning about Jesus and the Gospel
- To worship with faith and grace at our Sunday Eucharist
- To reach out to God’s people in need have support and
care.
Please remember the needs of our parish ministry in making your
weekly offering. Thank you for all you do to enable the Gospel
to touch the lives of God’s people.
Last Sunday’s Collection - $15,303.00
PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please remember the sick and homebound of our parish family in
your prayers during the week: Katherine Ryan,
Bob Ryan, Mary Sudovar, Stan Bednarczyck,
Donald Law, Michael Gossinger, Anna Stadler &
Kurt Spinner.
“IT IS A HOLY AND WHOLESOME THING
TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD”
Please pray for the souls of the departed members of our parish
family.
CHRISTMAS POINTSETTIAS
Envelopes for the giving of memorial Christmas
poinsettias on the altar are available in your
December envelope packet and are also available
in the vestibule of the church. Please fill out the
face of the envelope with your intention ($20 is the usual
donation). The flowers will remain on the altar throughout the
Christmas season.
SCRIPTURE STUDY FOR ADVENT
Join us as we explore the
Sunday Scripture Reading
for Advent,
Joanne Calafiore will lead you as we
enrich our knowledge and understanding
of the readings, focusing on the Prophet
Isaiah and his message.
Sunday, Dec. 14 at 9:00 – 10:00AM, IHM School Media
Center
Repeated
Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 – 8:00PM, IHM School Media
Center
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 – 11:00AM, IHM Ministry
Center (Kilroy)
All are welcome. Bring your bible. For further information
call Joanne at the Rectory (973) 694-3400 or
[email protected]
FREE BABYSITTING
Deck the halls, wrap the gifts, bake some cookies, or just take
a pre-Christmas nap!
IHM Confirmation students are
volunteering FREE BABYSITTING for IHM PARISH
children ages 4-10 on Saturday, December 20th from 1-4pm
in the IHM Gym. Pre-registration is a must! Email Cathy
Conlee at [email protected] to register
your name, cell phone #, an additional emergency contact #,
your child/children’s name(s), age(s), and any medical/allergy
alerts.
PRAY TOGETHER
…With THE CHILDREN OF GOD’S
LIGHT Prayer Group.
Women (and
sometimes even men!) have been gathering
– first in homes, then in the church
vestibule, now in the Parish Meeting Room
(every Wednesday at 9:45 AM) – to pray, sing, rejoice and
worship the Lord for more than 25 years! You are invited to
join them every week or any week that the Spirit so moves
you.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
As the days and weeks of Advent unfold,
all of the children in our religious
education program are preparing their
hearts for the coming of Jesus. The little
ones are helping to keep young neighbors
warm during the cold winter months by
providing new hats, mittens, scarves, and
gloves. Our children in grades 4-8 are filling toiletry kits for
our brothers and sisters at Eva’s Shelter. And with love,
compassion, and a true sense of social justice, our young
people will be making a Christmas donation to help bring
clean water to struggling communities. Our children – your
children – sharing their gifts - making a difference in the name
of Christ Jesus!
CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
CONFESSIONS
Monday, December 15th
7:00-9:00 PM
All Saturdays of December
4 – 4:30 PM
CHRISTMAS MASSES
Wednesday, December 24th – Christmas Eve
Vigil Mass 4PM and 7PM and
Midnight Mass
Thursday, December 25th - Christmas Day
8:00AM and 10:30 AM and 12 Noon
(No Evening Mass)
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MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Wednesday, December 31
Vigil Mass at 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 1
11am
SAFE ENVIRONMENT
“If any person may have been abused by any priest, they
should immediately contact their local County Prosecutor’s
Office and the Diocese’s Victims Assistance Coordinator:
Peggy Zanello at 973-879-1489. You may also be in touch
with either of the Diocesan Response Officers: Rev. Msgr.
James T. Mahoney, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia,
973-777-8818 Ext. 205 or Sister Mary Edward Spohrer,
S.C.C., Chancellor/Delegate for Religious, 973-777-8818 Ext.
248. The entire text of the Policy of the Diocese of Paterson
in Response to Complaints of Sexual Abuse is available on the
diocesan Web site: www.patersondiocese.org”.
YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOUR GIFTS
OF MINISTRY
Please consider ministering in our parish as a Lector or
Communion Minister. We are in need of your gifts
and talents so the presence of Christ in Word and
Sacrament can be experienced by all. Please call the
rectory at 973-694-3400.
SEEKING A SPECIAL GIFT
THE GIFT OF LIFE
A fellow parishioner is in need of a kidney. It is not an easy
decision to gift one, but for a person in critical need it is the
gift of life. If anyone would be willing to consider becoming
a donor, or know of anyone who would be willing, please
contact Denise at (973) 519-5969.
All medical and other
expenses will be paid. Please keep this parishioner and his
family, and all in need of organ donations in your prayers.
THE FAMILY CORNER
YOUTH MINISTRIES
December 14
Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
The gospel reports “there is one among you whom you do not
recognize.” It is hard to believe Christ is present in a family
with crazy schedules, suppers that start too late and end too
early, cars that don’t start, misunderstandings, frustrations,
piles of laundry, unmatched socks, and stretched budgets.
This list is endless. The words spoken at Mass, “the Lord is
with you”, are not a hope, they are a fact.
Confirmation
FALL MAKE UP SESSION: Sunday, December 14th at 5pm
for all candidates who missed the October OR November
sessions.
2nd Year Candidates:
A very important PARENT
MEETING for the parents of 2nd Year Candidates will be held
on Sunday, January 4 at 5pm. Students DO NOT attend this
meeting, it is for parents only. We will be discussing very
important details about our Antioch Retreat.
1st Year Candidates: All 1st year candidates are required to
attend a DAY RETREAT which will be held on January 10th
from 1pm-6pm. The retreat incorporates 5pm Mass and we
ask families to attend that Mass with their candidates.
High School Youth Ministry
A DODGEBALL tournament will be held for high school
parishioners in grades 9-12 on Thursday, January 29th in the
school gym from 6:30-9:30pm. “Register your team” (of four)
by emailing Cathy [email protected] or
just come watch the fun! Food, faith & friends… all that’s
missing is YOU!
Jr High Youth Ministry
We will meet on Friday, December 19th from 7-8:30pm for a
“Reindeer Games” Christmas Party in the Ministry Center
(Kilroy house, behind the Church). All 7th and 8th grade
students are welcome to attend!
Deck the halls, wrap the gifts, bake some cookies, or just
take a pre-Christmas nap! IHM Confirmation students are
volunteering FREE BABYSITTING for IHM PARISH
children ages 4-10 on Saturday, December 20th from 1-4pm
in the IHM Gym. Pre-registration is a must: Email Cathy
Conlee at ihmconfirmat[email protected] to register
your name, cell phone #, one additional emergency contact #,
your child/children’s name(s), age(s), and any medical/allergy
alerts.
BEEFSTEAK 2015
ANNUAL BEEFSTEAK DINNER
Friday, February 13, 2015
7:00 PM
in the IHM GYM
Sports/Motivational presentation by Gary Jeter (Giants 19771982) & (Rams 1983-1988)! Question and answer period, a
raffle and a door prize.
Ticket cost is $45.00 per person
Tickets may be purchased by calling (973)696-1854, (973)
694-5541 or the Rectory office at (973)694-3400 M-F, 104pm.
WAYNE ELKS HOOP SHOOT CONTEST
Wayne Elks #2181 will be sponsoring a
“National Hoop Shoot Free Throw
Contest” for boys and girls up to 13 years
of age (as of April 1, 2015).
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Registration @ 1:30pm
Contest begins @ 2:00pm
Location: Immaculate Heart of Mary School
580 Ratzer Road, Wayne NJ
Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate
Court shoes or sneakers required
Call Lenny Agrusti @ 973-872-3566 for further information
FEED THE HUNGRY
In the past it has been our mission to take a food collection on
the fourth Sunday of the month for the Fr. English Center in
Paterson. During this past Lent we collected on a weekly
basis and shared the food between the Fr. English Center and
the Wayne Interfaith Food Pantry.
It was wonderfully
successful. Going forward the Food Collection Barrel will
be in the vestibule permanently to receive donation that will
be shared with both food pantries. Thank you for your care
for those that go hungry in our community and our Diocese.
TIME
5:00
8:00
10:30
12:00
7:00PM
LECTOR
B.O’Brien
R. Connor
T. Sherry
C. Smith
L. Caban
RETIRED FUNDS FOR RELIGIOUS
Support religious communities. “Your generous contribution
helps us to care for our retired sisters and enables our younger
sisters to continue in active ministry,” writes a religious sister.
Your gift to today’s collection for the Retirement Fund for
Religious provides vital support for the retirement needs of
senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. It also
helps ensure that younger members can continue the good
works of their elders!
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS 2015 EDITION
The Knights of Columbus Council have
received a shipment of the 2015 Entertainment
Books. They are available now through December
15, 2014. The book coupons can be used at
once. For more information please contact Vince @ 973-8798415 or Joe @ 973-960-2723.
LITURGICAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR DECEMBER 20/21
MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
ALTAR SERVERS
P. Gorman, J. Karas, M. Kealy
R. McNiff, J. Messenger
J. Hintz, B. Harkey, H. Maravi
S. Huerta, A. Baldyga
S. Kaufman, M. & P. Oesterle, C. Kelly, J. Yancy
S. Smith, B. Smith
Deacon Dan, J. Esser, C. Mesce
B. Poland, S. Miriagos
C. Cronk, M. Funge, H. Hammer
G. Mustac, D. Nolan
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