St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Serving the Community for 130 Years
January 18, 2015—2nd Sunday
251 Franklin St., Hightstown, NJ 08520
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19
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MONDAY
9:00 am
7:30 pm
TUESDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
WEDNESDAY
9:00 am
THURSDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
FRIDAY
6:45 am
9:00 am
SATURDAY
4:30 pm
SUNDAY
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
12:00 noon
4:00 pm
January 19
Mary & Joseph Borek
Mass in Spanish
January 20
Communion Service
Nerolis & Therese Theagene
January 21
George Miller
January 22
Pro Life
Ron Sniezek
January 23
Sr. Anne Fulwiler
Rocco Arena
January 24
Robert Lemire
January 25
Sheila Hutchinson
Jenny Sherlock
Larry Barwick
For all living & deceased parish members
James Powers Jr. (Thanksgiving)
SCRIPTURE READINGS—Week of January 18
Monday: Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c; Mk
2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: Heb 7:25 — 8:6; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Mk 3:712, or any of a number of readings for the Day of Prayer
Friday: Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10-14; Mk 3:13-19
Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Mk 3:2021
Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk
1:14-20
January Pilgrim Cross Schedule: Sunday 10:30am Mass
Rev. Patrick J. McDonnell, Pastor, ext. 18
Office Phone: 609-448-0141 ■ Fax: 609-448-8878
Assisting Priests and Deacons who are not assigned to our
Parish, but who come here to help us: Msgr. Hugh Ronan,
Father Lee Inverso, Father Tony Ramos, Latino Ministry:
Father Miguel Valle
Deacon: Tom Garvey, Asst. Deacon: Michael Scannella
Asst. Deacon Andy Fatovic
For emergencies only x30
Assistant to the Pastor: Sheila Conway x25
Nutritional Counseling
Bulletin Editor/Admin. Assistant: Deb Napolitano x11
[email protected]
Trustee: Tony Humphreys
Helping Hands Coordinator: Judy Abramovitz
609 443-3573
Music Ministries Director: Quentin Marty Ph.D.
609 448-3944
Contemporary Choir: Catherine Doyle 609 448-6120
Director of Operations: Guy Conway x23
[email protected]onychurch.org
Parish Accountant : Henry Kazin x10
[email protected]
Religious Education: Aileen O’Brien x21
[email protected]
Religious Ed. Admin. Assistant/Liaison Latino Community:
Ximena Bustamante x29
Sacrament Secretary: Deacon Michael Scannella x28
[email protected]
Building & Grounds: Eddie Dunn and
Assistant Nick Sebasto x31
Youth Ministry: Liz Guzhnay x12
Parish Office Hours: Mon- Thursd
day — 9AM—4PM
Friday 8AM - 3PM
Visit our website www.stanthony–hightstown.net
Wheelchair Accessible
Collection Schedule
Collections:
First
1/18/2015
Weekly
1/25/2015
Weekly
2/1/2015
Weekly
2/8/2015
Weekly
Second
Catholic Schools
Latin America
Capital Campaign
Monthly Offering
Enrique Patino, Manuel Naulaguari, Marie Cacuzzo,
Rosemarie Constable, Rebecca Peterson, Valerie
Peterson, Andrew Misnick, Baby Paul, Jeff
Bock, Ronald Shekiro, Christine Divine,
Lauren Conway, Christopher Prefer,
Richard Mastriano, Henry Lloyd, Carl
Rubino, Domonique DeStefano, Mary
Wall, Steven Madonna, Agnes Medican,
and Nancy Aiello.
Names appear for four weeks. 448-0141 x11 or contact Jennie Rubino 609 490 –0473 for additional prayers.
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Saturday: 4:30 PM;
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 AM; 4:00 PM,
12:00 noon (Español)
Daily Masses: Monday, 7:30 PM Spanish
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM
Consult Bulletin for any special 6:45 AM services
Novena to St. Anthony of Padua
Tuesdays following the 9 AM Mass
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Wednesdays following the 9 AM Mass
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
st
1 Fridays – after 9:00 AM mass to 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4:00 PM, Reconciliation Room
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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson
An unspoken question comes at us “24/7” these days,
because advertisers never sleep. With the help of cable
TV and the internet, they are always selling. Their
pitches amount to slickly produced answers to a question asked outright centuries ago by no less a person
than Jesus. That is “What are you looking for?” The ads
promise eternal youth through cosmetics; perennial
good health through pills, potions; and a figurative soft
ride through life with wise investments or literally with
expensive cars. No matter the pitch or the product, the
unspoken question remains: “What are you looking
for?”
Of course, when Jesus asked it of Andrew and his unnamed friend, He meant far more than an earthbound
search. We could expound on His words as meaning
what are you looking for in life? What motivates you to
get up in the morning? What is your ultimate interest?
What are your goals?
Whether we like it or not, we all have to answer that
question for ourselves. Otherwise we find ourselves
running away from it with all kinds of diversions, or
even perversions. The poet Francis Thompson (d.
1907) put it this way in “The Hound of Heaven.”
“I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.”
Each of us have a call from God, and He will indeed
seem to hound us to acknowledge and live it.
The only way we will best respond to it is to step off the
punishing treadmill of modern life, and then to follow
the old railroad crossing sign’s advice, namely to “Stop,
Look and Listen.” Even better, we have the ancient
psalmist’s advice: “Be still and know that I am
God.” (Ps. 46:10)
Source: jppc.net/2014/12/04/january-18-2015-second-sunday-inordinary-time/
First Reading: I Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
A young Samuel hears the Lord calling in the night,
and when prompted by Eli, responds to the third call by
saying “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.”
Second Reading: I Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Casual sex was rampant in the community, which Paul
had to fight against by a powerful statement that “our
bodies are not our own,” and are instead temples of the
Lord.
Gospel: John 1:35-42
Right at the start of His public ministry, Jesus attracts
people. His cousin John the Baptist directs his own disciple Andrew, the brother of Peter, to Jesus by calling
Him “the Lamb of God.” When they meet, Andrew and
his unnamed friend hear Jesus ask: “What are you
looking for?”
Religious Education
Director: Aileen Mary O’Brien 609-448-0141 x21
[email protected]
Religious Ed. Admin. Assistant/
Liaison Latino Community: Ximena Bustamante
609-448-0141x29 [email protected]
Office hours: 9-3 PM Monday – Friday
We are closed Sat. and Sun.
Director’s Corner “All creatures on earth feel as we do.
All creatures strive for happiness as we do. All creatures
on earth love, suffer, and die as we do, and therefore
they are equally with us works of the almighty Creatorour brethren.” St. Francis of Assisi
In today’s Gospel, (John 1:35-42), John’s testimony inspires John, Andrew, and Peter to follow Jesus. Andrew
attests that Jesus is the Messiah. Any way you translate
it, Messiah (in Hebrew=anointed one), or
Greek=Christos. By any name, he is our Redeemer.
Ask a Lawyer
Free legal consultations for ALL interested people
Immigration and other legal questions answered
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Princeton Public Library (Second Floor Conference
Room) 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton
Information:(609) 924-9529 ext. 220
PRO-LIFE MARCH
Thursday, January 22 – Washington DC
Students are free— adults $10.00
Leaves St. Anthony’s 7:15am - returns10:30 pm
Sign up with Rob Walsh
609-509-1718 or [email protected]
Sponsored by St. Anthony’s K of C
Donation to Benefit Orphanage
At Christmas time, members of the Latino Community honor the Infant Jesus—”El Nino” with special
Masses. The honorarium received from the families Cunin and Loja, $800, is being sent to Servidoras del
Señor y de la Virgen de Matará in Ecuador for their special needs children at the direction of Father Pat.
Annual Retreat at Loyola Morristown
Loyola House of Retreats, the Jesuit Retreat, in Morristown, NJ, offers a time to relax, away from business
problems and family worries, a time to reflect and get a
fresh slant on your life, a time to pray, to reawaken a
sense of the reality of God, and to grow in the precious
gift of faith. The men of St. Anthony of Padua Parish and
other area parishes are invited to join their brothers in
Christ on retreat the weekend of January 23-25. The
retreat begins at dinner on Friday and ends after lunch
on Sunday. For information and registration, call Stan
DelaPaz at 609 448-1374.
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Social Justice Corner - January 18, 2015
I announced your justice in the vast assembly I did not
restrain my lips, as you, O Lord know. Psalm 40:10
What enormous gratitude we owe the prophets who
have always been the conscience of the people: Micah,
Isaiah, Jesus, Merton, King. This weekend we celebrate
the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who based his
philosophy and way of life on the teachings of Jesus.
King never restrained his lips; he continually spoke out
against injustice and, like Jesus, died because he frightened the powerful, angry and violent who covered their
ears and deadened their consciences rather than hear
the truth and recognize their inner demons.
On January 30th, 1956 someone threw a bomb onto the
front porch of the King residence in Montgomery, Alabama. Fortunately, no one was injured, but Dr. King's
parsonage was damaged. An angry, armed crowd
formed to avenge the attack, but Dr. King stood on what
was left of his porch and said:
“My wife and baby are all right. I want you to go home
and put down your weapons. We cannot solve this
problem with more violence. We must meet violence
with nonviolence. Remember the words of Jesus, 'He
who lives by the sword will perish by the sword.' We
must love our white brothers no matter what they do to
us. Jesus still cries out in words that echo across the
centuries: 'Love your enemies; bless them that curse
you; pray for them that abuse you.' This is what we
must live by. We must meet hate with love. Remember,
if I am stopped, this movement will not stop, because
God is with this movement.”
The crowd dispersed peacefully and Dr. King continued
his work of promoting justice and peace.
Quote taken from Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dream of
a Just Community by J. Milburn Thompson, Ph.D
Lenore Isleib
Social Justice Committee
[email protected]
Here’s to Your Health with Sheila Conway
(Consult your Physician before making any changes to your
exercise or diet regimen.)
Heart Your Greens:
Eat leafy vegetables to reap health benefits
A WISE AND FAMOUS FROG ONCE LAMENTED HOW
HARD IT WAS TO BE green. Well, if another old saying
is true — you are what you eat — he couldn’t have been
further from the truth. Leafy vegetables are as easy
to prepare as they are full of essential nutrients.
Study after study has confirmed the benefits of verdant vegetables, linking spinach, collards, kale, and
their kin to:
HEART HEALTH. A salad a day may keep cardiovascular disease away. “People who eat more green,
leafy veggies have a steadier heart rate,” says Caryn
Giacona, M.D., at Riverview Medical Center, “so
doctors suspect [greens] contain nutrients that help
regulate the nerve impulses that keep your heart pumping.”
CANCER PREVENTION. These veggies may fight off
breast cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and bladder
cancer, among others. They might also prevent colon
polyps and other precancerous growths.
MENTAL AND NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH. Teens who eat
greens may behave better, with less risk of being either
depressed and withdrawn or aggressive. Older adults
who eat fewer greens may be more likely to develop
Alzheimer’s disease.
BONE AND TOOTH HEALTH. “Calcium and other nutrients in greens build stronger skeletons and prevent bone
loss over time,” Dr. Giacona says. The same compounds
strengthen teeth. In one study, older adults who ate their
vegetables, including greens, had fewer signs of periodontal disease.
CELL AND GENE HEALTH. Every day, your body’s smallest components are under assault from environmental
hazards. Compounds in these plants seem to prevent or
reverse these potentially cancer-causing changes. This
association has been observed in smokers, airplane pilots, and others frequently exposed to radiation and other health hazards.
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Spiritual Adoption—Day 1
My 9 month Journey begins!
At the moment of conception my new human life
begins, complete with my own DNA. My sex is determined and although I am no bigger than a grain
of sugar, I have a Soul! Please
pray for me.
Our Spiritual Adoption Cradle
Please visit our Spiritual Adoption
Cradle before the statue of Our
Lady of Guadalupe in the back of our church. The
cradle is a symbol of our prayer commitment and
the care of the Blessed Mother who under the title
of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is the Patroness of the
Unborn. We welcome you and your family to pray
for your “spiritually adopted” baby in this special
area of our church. Thank You.
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Building Fund/Capital Campaign Fund
MINISTRIES
A big THANK YOU to all those who continue to support
our monthly Building/Capital Campaign Fund by making their generous donations. We continue to pay our
monthly mortgage payments of $8,446.86 and now
have only 9 more payments to make totaling $76,021.74
and will be paid off in August of 2015. Along with these
important loan payments we continue to provide the
proper maintenance and repairs required to keep our
buildings and grounds in pristine condition, all the
while paying very close attention to costs. We are proud
to say that our maintenance costs have been reduced
substantially this year over the previous several.
Over and above the day to day maintenance and repairs
there still are plans for several projects that will require
substantial investments. As noted previously, the parking lot and concrete walks are a concern and will need
to be addressed, along with our sound and computer
system and backup power.
Once the mortgage is paid off it will free up funds that
will enable us to make these necessary improvements,
which is why your continued support of the Building/
Capital Campaign Fund is so important. In the meantime we will continue our current maintenance program
to keep the building and grounds safe and in the best
condition.
Anthonian Seniors: St. Anthony of Padua Parishioners 50 years
and older are welcome to join our Senior Club. Please call Angie Cruz 609–448–2511, or come to a meeting.
The Mass Offering Total for January 11: $14,960. Your
donations are important; they help Saint Anthony of
Padua continue the good work in the parish and the
community. Please remember the Parish in your Wills
and in your Estate Planning.
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Bereavement Ministry: We meet and talk to people in our parish who have experienced losses; we help you find peace of
mind and soul. Please contact the parish office 609-448-0141
x25 or Deacon Mike Scannella x28. Let God begin his work
with and in you.
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Helping Hands: Diligent volunteers provide a variety of help for
people in the community. Contact: Judy Abramovitz 609 4433573
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King’s Kids is a Children's Liturgy of the Word program held
monthly at the 9 and 10:30 Masses. For information, contact
Joanne and John Tyne. [email protected]
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Knights of Columbus Hightstown We welcome any interested
men of the parish. To learn more please call Rob Walsh 609
509-1718. We are looking to provide more support to the parish .
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Music Ministries - Get involved and share your love of music!
See Quentin Marty after Mass or 609-448-3944; Contemporary Choir Cathy Doyle 609-448-6120,and Spanish Choir:
Nelson Rivera at 609-443-9683
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Prayer Shawl Ministry - Prayer shawls are available at no
charge to ill parishioners, their families or friends. To request a
prayer shawl call Rosemarie Farkas 448-6971 or Rosalie Danek
448-8431. We accept monetary donations. Volunteers are very
much needed! Lessons are available.
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Respect Life Ministry. - The group meets on the 4th Thursday
of each month. For more information, please call Tony Humphreys 609-448-8229. Pregnant? - Need Help? Birthright is
here to help - 49 East Main Street, Freehold NJ 07728; 732462-2888.
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A very heartfelt thank you to all the bakery
team who worked so hard last year and
raised almost $7,000 to help reduce our
mortgage. Please be sure to visit the St.
Anthony Bakery the first Sunday of each
month for delicious treats!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service
Sunday January 18 at 7pm
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Preacher: Rev Dr. Edward Harper
Guest Speaker: Senator Cory Booker
RCIA Ministry - If you are 16 years and over and would like to
become a Catholic, or if you have been baptized but have not
received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation,
please call: Rosemarie Constable 609-448-0974, Steve Pavone
732-446-7661, or Deacon Tom Garvey 609-443-5699.
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Social Concerns Social Concerns (totally funded by your donations) helps those in OUR parish in distress and in need of temporary aid. (Prov 14:31) “To help the poor is to honor God.”
Clothing at Green House The Green House will receive and
distribute gently used, washed and folded clothing from
9:00am to 11:00am, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am
are the ONLY days and times we can receive clothing. As always, thank you for your donations and cooperation. Barbara
McGeachen 609-448-8399
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Social Justice Committee - Our committee's mission is to work
to support the rights of the most vulnerable in our society. All
are welcome. For information call Leigh or Lenore Isleib 609448-6470.
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Inclement Weather—Mass Schedule
At this time of year when inclement weather
may be upon us, it might be best to call ahead to
see if there are any Mass schedule changes.
Please call the main line (609) 448-0141 and
listen to Fr. Pat’s greeting.
From the Parish Accountant
Requests for IRS tax letters for your 2014 giving should
be submitted via email to [email protected]
or sent in writing to the parish office. We will expedite
your requests and get the letters out to you within a day
or two of your request.
Spiritual Direction- If you are looking for a deeper relationship
with God, or perhaps ‘just want to pray better’ perhaps spiritual direction would help. For more info or to give it a try, contact
Mary Naylor 609-426-6144 or Sandra Lopez 609 506 1010
by appointment.
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Father Michael Brizio IMC will be helping us on the last Thursday of each month for confession or counsel in the Church
from 7pm to 8:30pm. Call the church office for holiday schedule.
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GED / ESL – Victor Fernandez 609-468-0304
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For a complete listing of ministries and groups, please visit our
website or call the church office.
If small children need to visit the restroom or water fountain
during mass, they must be accompanied by an adult. Thank
you for your cooperation!
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Youth Ministry News
Life Teen and Edge will
be Meeting Sunday
January 18th 2015
KICK OFF: Life Teen and
Edge will be meeting Sunday,
Jan. 18 @ 5:00 p.m. gymnasium with a social night.
What YOU
mean to ME
DYC 2015 – March 22, 2015
$15 per person before February 6th
March 28, 2015 - A Lenten Young Adult Retreat from 103pm Life Lessons of Mary – experience “Calvary” through the life of
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II DOMINGO ORDINARIO (Juan 1:35-42)
Es el tercer día de testimonios de Juan Bautista. Lo da frente a
dos de sus discípulos. Ellos comienzan a seguir a Jesús. Es el
primer día del discipulado. Al siguiente, ellos darán testimonio y conducirán a otros hasta el Mesías. Este es el modo de
ir viendo cumplido aquello de que Juan vino “para que todos
creyeran por el”
Juan habla mientras ve a Jesús “viniendo hace él”. El Mesías
es “el que ha de venir” y “el que viene detrás de mí”, y al que
Juan “prepara el camino” Pero también el libro de Daniel
habla de uno “como hijo de hombre que viene sobre las nubes del cielo” y que deberá ser el Mesías.
Jesús no es angeo, ni extraterrestre, no flota ni levita; el camina con pies propios. Esto será muy importante, porque las
generaciones posteriores de creyentes, conocieron a Jesús
solo en el culto, a Jesús confesado, reverenciado ya dorado; lo
proclamaron Hijo de Dios, Unigénito y Uno con el Padre.
Esas confesiones tan altas llevaron a otros a relegar la humanidad de Jesús, su carne, que es el apoyo primero y fundamental de la fe en Cristo; muerto y resucitado. Sin la carne
de Jesús no hay pascua cristiana. La carne viva es lo que más
nos liga a la creación de Dios.
Encontraremos también que el evangelio registra también
desplazamientos de muchas gentes hacia Jesús. “Ir hacia Jesús” indica un movimiento de discipulado, aunque sea inicial. Al mirar a Jesús caminando se despierta el deseo de andar tras él, a unírsele; tiene algo que nos jala. Esa atracción
exige esfuerzo para no quedarse estacionado en un sitio.
Aceptar ser discípulo es disponerse a asemejarse al Maestro,
a aprender a ser como él. No se trata de perder la propia
personalidad, sino de moldearla conforme a lo que aprendemos de Dios en Jesús, “el Cordero de Dios que quita el pecado del mundo”.
Simón, el hijo de Juan, debe abrazar sus raíces arameas, y
Andrés su fraternidad con Simón, para poder ir tras de Jesús.
Así se va dando la unión con Dios, en las relaciones más cercanas, incluso aquellas que no son fruto de nuestra decisión.
No hay que abandonar nuestras raíces, o lo que somos, sino
abrazarlo con el Mesías para seguirlo con todas nuestras
relaciones saludables, para no perder de vista que solo es el
Cordero de Dios. En otras palabras, el que va a Jesús va con
todo lo que es, no en partes, y se une a Dios reconociendo al
Cordero que quita el pecado del mundo.
“Cordero de Dios” equivale a Mesías y al Maestro, en este
contexto, porque así se desenvuelve ese día. Aunque el Bautista mismo no se hace su discípulo, los primeros seguidores
de Jesús vienen de filas bautistas.
Juan da a entender que Jesús es el cordero que reúne a todo
Israel reconciliado con su Dios. Cordero que expía, que ensena y que guía a los pecadores, alumnos y discípulos.
Source/LTP Manual para proclamadores de la palabra
CONFESIONES Y CONSEJERIA: El padre Michael Brizzio,
ofrecerá los servicios de confesión y consejería el último
jueves de cada mes de 7:00 a 8:30 pm.
ADORACION AL SANTISIMO SACRAMENTO: El primer viernes de 9:30 am a 7:00 pm en la capilla de la Iglesia.
MISA EN ESPANOL TODOS LOS LUNES. A las 7:30 pm, es precedida por el padre Toni, invite a sus amigos a los familiares que
asistan a la Eucaristía.
OFICINA DE EDUCACION RELIGIOSA: La oficina está buscando
voluntarios bilingües para el día lunes, Y miércoles, Catequistas,
ayudantes de catequistas, monitores en el pasillo. Si está interesado por favor comunicarse con la Sra. Aileen O’Brien ext. 21. o
Ximena ext. 29
Aileen O’Brien, Directora de Educación Religiosa.
Durante el tiempo de Navidad, miembros de la Comunidad Latina rindieron honor al Nino Jesús con misas especiales. Las donaciones recibidas por parte de la familia Cunin y la familia Loja
de $800 fueron enviados al Instituto de las Servidores del Señor
y del Virgen de Matara en Ecuador, que provee ayuda a personas con necesidades especiales.
Fr. Pat
PRO-VIDA:
La misión del Grupo Pro-Vida de San Antonio de Padua es proteger y defender el derecho más fundamental de la humanidad,
el derecho a la vida de cada ser humano desde su concepción
has la muerte natural.
El grupo Pro-Vida de San Antonio de Padua colabora directamente con Birthright, una organización que ayuda a mujeres a
no abortar a sus bebes. Les provee con apoyo moral y material
durante su embarazo, educación y al momento de nacimiento de
sus bebes, se les provee con cosas básicas para sus bebes.
Esto no se puede hacer sin la ayuda de nuestras comunidades. Se
necesita además de su contante oración para que esta obra del
demonio sea destruida, lo siguiente:
Jabón para bebe
Shampoo para bebe
Panales desechables
Ropita nueva para recién nacidos
Hay una canasta en el vestíbulo de la iglesia donde puede depositar estos artículos.
Esta canasta ha estado muy vacía últimamente. Necesitamos su
ayuda constante.
Pastor: Rev. Patrick J. McDonnell: 609 448 0141 ext 18
Sacerdote de la misa los lunes: Fr. Toni Ramos
Enlace entre la comunidad Latina y el Pastor: Ximena
Bustamante 609 448 0141 ext. 29
Confesiones al mediodía los domingos: Fr. Pat
Bautizos e Intensiones: Judith Cortez 609 336 7249.
Matrimonios: Padre Miguel Valle 609 924 1743 ext. 119
[email protected]
Ensayos para Matrimonios Carlos Gavilanes 609 558 1079
Grupo Juvenil: Liz Guzhnay 609 448 0141 ext. 12
Quinceanos: Dinora García 609 802 9783
Grupo de Oración: Patricia Sanabria 609 529 6638
Grupo Mariano: Milton Pinos 908 770 0893
RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) Carmen
Franco 609 655 2878 José Luis Varela 609 977 6558
Servidores del Altar: Jesús Abalos 609 448 7651
Ministerio de Música: Nelson Rivera 609 443 9683
Departamento de Matrimonio y Vida Familiar: Freddy y
Gloria Enríquez 609 937 8026
Servicios sociales para la comunidad Latina: David Abalos
609 371 2435
GED / ESL – Victor Fernandez 609 468 0304
Dirección Espiritual para mujeres una vez al mes: Sandra
López 609 506 1010
Richard Zimmer, Manager, N.J. Lic. No. 4589
J. Brent Barlow, N.J. Lic. No. 2826
Barlow and Zimmer
FUNERAL HOME
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
Parish Member
Christine A. Thompson, N.J. Lic. No. 3625
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Tuesday-Friday 10am to 5pm • Saturday 10am-2pm • Sunday & Monday Appts. Only
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
Compassionate Representation of the Injured
Personal Injury • Worker Compensation
Wills / Power of Attorney / Estates
Parishioner 609-426-8755
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• Monuments & Markers
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385 MERCER ST., HIGHTSTOWN
609-448-0050
Fax: 609-448-3369
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[email protected]
609.395.8424
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Cell: 609-529-8107
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