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

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
JANUARY 11
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
LOUISA PITTARI/Madeline Baltrush
JOAN MASON/The Lauckner Family
SUNDAY
Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 55:1-11; Acts 10:34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk
1:7-11
8:00
MARY KAY/Joanne & Jessica Bauman
ROSE WEINER/ The LaRose Family
The LaRose Family
10:30 JAMES PURCELL/The Stansfield Family
NICHOLAS CARONE/The Sammartino Family
12:00 HELEN KUHNEN/Fr. Dan & The IHM Parish
Family
CHARLIE FERRARA/Family
7PM
LIVING AND DECEASED PARISHIONERS
MONDAY – 1/12 – St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
Heb 1:1-6; Mk 1:14-20
8:00
BABY OWEN FARHART/The Deraney Family
TUESDAY - 1/13 – St. Hilary, Bishop & Doctor of the
Church
Heb 2:5-12; Mk 1:21-28
8:00
CHRISTOPHER ASHMAN
WEDNESDAY - 1/14
Heb 2:14-18; Mk 1:29-39
8:00
CHRISTOPHER ASHMAN/Mr. & Mrs. J. Mancini
THURSDAY – 1/15
Heb 3:7-14; Mk 1:40-45
8:00
ANGIE CRETELLA/The Edie Family
CHARLES MARINO/The DellAntonia Family
FRIDAY -1/16
Heb 4:1-5, 11; Mk 2:1-12
8:00
ROSINA WEINER/Mr. & Mrs. J. Mancini
SATURDAY - 1/17 – St. Anthony, Abbot
Heb 4:12-16; Mk 2:13-17
9:00
ANTONIO SPEZIALE
VIGIL
5PM
LORETTA ROM/Fr. Dan & The IHM Parish Family
LONNY DEPERI/Ann & John Borsella
SUNDAY 1/18 – 2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42
8:00
WINSTON WELCH/The Roberts Family
10:30 ROSE LUKOS/Religious Education Staff
EDWARD GAVIN/Judy & Robert Barker
12:00 MONICA GARCIA/The Kaufman Family
JOHN DUNNE/Mr. & Mrs. J. Tyrrel
7PM
NANCY CECE/Linda Sammartino
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, January 11:
8:30 – 10:30am – Rel. Ed – MR/School
9:15 – 10am – Rel. Ed. Class Mass - MC
11:30am – 1pm – RCIA – IHMMC
1:30pm – Baptisms - CH
1 – 3pm – Youth Ministry - MC
1:30pm – Baptisms – CH
5 – 6pm – Make up Acre Test - GYM
Monday, January 12:
FINANCE COMMITTEE CANCELLED
3:30 – 4:30pm – G.S. Troop # 146 - MR
6:30 – 8:30pm – Rel. Ed – MR/School
8pm – Novena – CH
8 – 9pm – B.S. Troop # 192 – PLC Mtg. - MC
8:30pm – K of C - MR
Tuesday, January 13:
3:30 – 5:30pm – Rel. Ed – MR/School
8pm – K of C - MR
Wednesday, January 14:
9:45am – Prayer Group – MR
12- 1pm – Zumba – MR
7 – 9:30pm – Spec. Olympics – Gym
Thursday, January 15:
3 – 5:00pm – G.S. Troop # 94131 Mtg. - MR
7 – 9:30pm – Choir - CH
6:45 – 9pm – B.S. Scouts Troop # 192 Mtg. – MR
7 – 9pm – Youth Ministry - MC
Friday, January 16:
7 – 8:30pm – Junior High Youth Ministry - MC
Saturday, January 17:
4pm - Confessions – CH
8 pm – AA – MR
WELCOMING THE “LITTLE ONES”
WELCOME
Christian Initiation into the Roman Catholic Church is a parish
event, not a private affair. The sacrament of Baptism should
be experienced, understood and celebrated as a process within
the faith community. As Christian parents YOU are the most
important persons in nurturing the faith life of your child.
Baptism Prep Sessions for parents who are preparing to have
their child baptized into the Faith Community are held at 7:30
PM in the SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER. The next session is
THIS Tuesday, January 13th . Baby doesn’t have to be born
as long as you are a parishioner, you can sign up at any point
during pregnancy, just call the rectory at 973-694-3400.
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.
WHERE DO ALL THE BIBLES GO?
Our parish ministry of providing Bibles to
homeless Shelters, Rehab Centers, and
County Jails has revealed a great need.
Quotes from various chaplains and
administrators sum it up: “The residents are hungry for
Bibles,” “All the Bibles are gone
in one day; I’ll take all the Bibles you can deliver.” Please ask
your friends and family for any unused Bibles, check Flea
Markets, Garage Sales, etc. and place them in the
basket in the vestibule. It’s wonderful to see these donated
Bibles in the hands (and, hopefully, the hearts) of those in
need. God bless you.
SOMETHING SPECIAL
Sometimes we would like to do something special either in
memory of a loved one or for a special occasion or simply to
say “Thank You”. One way we do that is through Mass
Intentions. However, it isn’t always possible to get the day or
date we would like. With this in mind, we would like to give
you the opportunity to either donate the Bread and Wine we
use at all the liturgies for a week or to light the Sanctuary
Lamp in someone’s memory for a week. The donation is $10.
We have a card for you, either as a reminder or to present to a
family. If you would like to make this donation you can stop
by the rectory, just as you would to reserve a mass. Just a
reminder, we will accept only one donation for bread and wine
and one donation for the sanctuary lamp per week. We will
also announce these intentions in the bulletin.
NEW SOCKS
A simple pair of new socks can brighten a day!
In the rear of the church is a container for new socks for the
people of Eva’s Shelter in Paterson. This outreach
project was developed by one of our teens,
Matthew Renzulli.
Matt gifts us as a
communion minister and is always willing to
share his time and energy during our Youth
Ministry service projects. I encourage you to support Matt’s
efforts and simply brighten the day of a person less fortunate
than most of us. A simple pair of new socks is a way to start!
The container will remain in the vestibule as an on-going
project.
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. $13,000.00
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.
THE FAMILY CORNER
January 11
Mt 2: 7:11
The gospel today points to Jesus’ humanity: like us He needed
RECOGNITION (“You are my son”), AFFECTION (“My
Beloved Son”), and affirmation)”With you I am well
pleased.”). In our families it is easy to focus on irritating
behaviors and take for granted all positives. In the New Year
take a lesson from God the Father, be an affirmer and not a
blamer.
IHM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
FREE THOW COMPETITION
_______________________________________________________________
The RCIA assists adults on their faith journey to seek a
relationship with the living God and enter a way of faith and
conversation as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. During this
journey, at the proper time, they will receive the sacraments of
Christian Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
The group gathers weekly after the 10:30 AM Mass to break
open the Word and is comprised of unbaptized adults,
baptized adults from other Christian traditions, and Roman
Catholics who have not celebrated Confirmation and possibly
First Eucharist. These adults meet in a group setting with
catechists who share faith through prayer, talks and
discussions. Please share this ministry with anyone who you
think may be interested and contact Joanne Calafiore at the
rectory 973-694-3400 or [email protected] You, too,
can plant the seeds of faith with others!
FOOD CERTIFICATES
Our parish family is grateful to all who
have purchased the certificates for
Market Basket, ShopRite, Food Town,
Corrado’s, A&P or Stop & Shop. Thank
you for your continuing generosity.
IHM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will be sponsoring a Free
Throw Competition for boys and girls
up to 14 years of age (as of January 1,
2015).
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Registration begins @ 12:30pm
Contest begins @ 1:00pm
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
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.
BLESSING OF EXPECTANT PARENTS
We, the parish community, share our support, affirmation,
guidance and assistance as you bring to life a
new member among us. As you prepare to
welcome a new child into your family, we, the
Church, would like to ready ourselves for the
joy that is yours. We desire to express this joy
at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, January
25th. We encourage you to have your family;
friends and the child’s chosen godparents come with you.
Please call the rectory if you will be participating in the
blessing.
WAYNE INTERFAITH BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday, February 8, 2015
9:00am to 2 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary
For more information, please contact
Joanne Calafiore at (973) 694-3400 or
you can visit the link on the IHM
website on the top left of our home
page. If you are taking medication
you may still be able to donate blood.
ZUMBA AT IHM
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.
Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class whose aim is to
help build strength, improve motion and posture, and can be
adjusted to a variety of ages. Rita Weiner is a certified Zumba
instructor and a member of ZIN (Zumba Instructor’s Union).
Classes have begun and continue on Wednesdays @ 12:00
p.m. in the Lower Meeting Room. The 1 hour class can be
modified for YOU! Please wear sneakers,
comfortable clothes and bring water. A $5
offering to the church is suggested for each
class. PLEASE PARK AROUND THE
BLESSED MOTHER’S STATUE….. DO
NOT PARK IN LOWER OR UPPER LOTS
AS THE CHILDREN PLAY THERE DURING RECESS.
MUSIC BOOKS
DONATION FOR THE NEW LITURGY
MUSIC BOOKS. Forms are available in the
vestibule of the church. Please fill out the form
with your offering ($20 is the usual donation).
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
YOUTH MINISTRIES
Forgiveness is the key word as our second
graders begin their preparation for the
Sacrament of Reconciliation. Through
their work in the Gold Book and with the
gentle guidance of their parents and
teachers, the children are discovering how
wonderful it is to make peace – with their
friends, with their families, with those who are hurting, with
God! The stories of The Prodigal Son and The Lost Sheep,
shared with the children over these next weeks, help them to
understand the healing power of reconciliation – “coming
back together again!” We pray for our children and their
families as they seek peace through God’s forgiveness and as
they celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first
time on March 7th.
Confirmation
2nd Year Candidates:
Antioch Retreat Registration forms are due
immediately
Christian Service Journals (hours) are due March
31st
Make up for the ACRE TEST is this Sunday at 5pm
in the school
January 25th is our next Faith Formation Session
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.
The Pre-K classes were very busy in December preparing for
Christmas and learning about the true meaning of the season.
The children read stories about Jesus' birth, learned how to
sing "Silent Night" and "Away in a Manger," and created
pretty nativity scenes to display at home. In the days before
Christmas break, the students shared in a celebration that
included singing Christmas carols, reading holiday stories, and
enjoying festive treats. The children were then surprised with
a visit from St. Nick himself, who came bringing a special
present for each child! It was a wonderful season shared by
all. The Pre-K wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy New
Year!
TIME
5:00
8:00
10:30
12:00
7:00PM
LECTOR
R. Barwick
R. Covello
R. Heckelmann
R. Connor
K. Murray
1st Year Candidates:
January 10th: DAY RETREAT from 1pm-6pm, it
incorporates 5pm Mass and we ask families to attend
that Mass with their candidates. DRESS WARM
and bring a coat to go outside (briefly) if weather
permits.
Snacks and juice donations are needed for the
candidates DAY RETREAT (above)
Christian Service Journals (hours) are due June 1st
January 25th is our next Faith Formation Session
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 Our next Jr. high event is January
16th from 7-9pm. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome!
6th GRADERS are invited to our youth night on January 23rd
from 7-9 in the Ministry Center (Kilroy House behind the
Church). Bring your favorite “board game” and bring a
friend! Snacks and additional games are provided by youth
ministry.
HELP NEEDED for our youth ministry God Squad (feeding
our teens on retreat in IHM school gym) on Feb 7 th and March
14th. Volunteers are needed to serve/clean up breakfast, lunch
OR dinner as well as volunteers to cook/purchase foods and
desserts. We are also looking for a coordinator to help
organize our volunteer list and send out reminders to the God
Squad. ANY help is appreciated! Contact Cathy in the Parish
Office (973) 694-3400 or email
[email protected]
LITURGICAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR JANUARY 17/18
MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
ALTAR SERVERS
C. Cronk, P. Gorman, M. Pierce
V. Wolf, M. Sternberg
Deacon Dan, J. Brancone, J. Hintz
F. Helms, A. Baldyga
N. & Z. Cassanova, L. Ortega, N. Schneeloch, J. Yancy
C. Fitzsimons, J. Messenger
J. Esser, K. Doyle, C. Mesce
S. Miriagos, J. French
K. Coyne, M. Funge, D.
S. Terranova, M. Tudda