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The Parish of St. Aloysius
Jersey City, NJ
Parish Mission Statement
Phone: 201-433-6365
FAX number: 201-451-6438
email address: [email protected]
Website: http://www.staloysiuschurch.com
Religious Education Office
email address: [email protected]
Website: www.stalsreled.weebly.com
St. Aloysius Elementary Academy
721 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-433-4270
website: www.stalselem.org
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 1:00 pm in Church or by appointment.
We, the people of St. Aloysius Parish, are united in one faith in Jesus
Christ and His Church. We are proud to be Catholic and express this faith
in the Roman Catholic tradition. As a local church, we encourage the
people already here to welcome those newly arriving to become a unified
and loving family of Christians. We provide for the continuing educational
and formational needs of our youth and adults. In this unity of faith, we
desire to evangelize, to inspire lay leadership and to nurture a sense of
ownership of mission and ministries that incorporate our multi-ethnic
Served by:
Rev. Juancho G. De Leon, Pastor
Rev. Ralph D. Siendo, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Eduardo B. Bustamante, Parochial Vicar
Alfredo Zapata, Deacon
Sister Georgette A. Gavioli, S.S.J.,
Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education
William B. Reilly, III, Finance Council Chairperson & Trustee
Janet LaForge, Trustee • John Hallanan, Pastoral Council President
Ms. Helen O’Connell • Ms. Michelle Bernatowicz
St. Aloysius Elementary Academy Principals
The Sacrament of Baptism
English Baptisms are held on the second
Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Baptismal
Instructions are held on the first Sunday of the
month at 2:00 pm inside the Church.
Spanish Baptisms are held on third Saturday of
the month at 12 noon. Instructions are held on
the 1st Sunday of the month at 11:15 am.
The Sacrament of Marriage
Couples considering marriage are expected to
make arrangements with a priest one year in
Religious Education Program
(CCD Classes)
Classes are held Sunday 8:30 am and 10:00
am. Tuesday at 3:30 PM.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Any adult who desires full communion with the
Catholic Church through all or any of the
Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and
Eucharist is asked to contact the Rectory.
Care for the Sick
You may request monthly visits for Eucharist by
one of the priests and weekly visits by a
Eucharistic Minister. Call the rectory for hospital
visits or emergencies.
Weekly Mass Schedule
7:00 am • 8:30 am
8:30 am
5:00 pm at Boyd-McGuiness
5:30 pm (Sunday Anticipated Mass)
7:30 am • 8:45 am
10:00 am (Spanish)
11:30 am • 1:00 pm
New Members, Welcome!
Please register as an official member of the community by completing the
form below. Place it in the collection plate or mail it to the rectory. You will
receive an immediate response. Thanks for choosing St. Aloysius.
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Zip code: _______________
Telephone # __________________________
e-mail address: ____________________________________________________
Page Two
February 8, 2015
Loreto Manalo-Manigbas
Arsenio Padovano
Helen Griffin
Anna Maria Lowry
George H. LaForge (38th Ann.)
In Thanksgiving Lincuna family
Abraham Jaramillo
Frank Satiro
Loreto Manalo-Manigbas
Wilfred Comeau & deceased fam.
Jon-Jon Palacios
William P. Gilmartin (BOYD)
Patrocinio Palo, Sr.
Jacqueline Connors
Elizabeth and John Ulrich
Roy McClarnon - (SPANISH)
Rosario Giambalvo
John Duffy
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
From the Pastor’s
Desk . . .
Dear Friends,
Today is Pledge Weekend for our Sharing God’s Blessings
Annual Appeal. This Annual Appeal meets the many and varied
needs of so many people in our Archdiocese and we depend so
much on your generosity and kindness to meet those needs.
This Annual Appeal provides funding for the following programs
and ministries: Catholic Education, Seminarian Education and
Formation, priest Retirement and Health Care Costs, Catholic
Charities, Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry and Parishes in the
Archdiocese of Newark.
Please prayerfully consider your pledge. If you missed the
opportunity to make your pledge today, kindly drop it off at the
Parish Office or use a Pledge envelope found in the Church
vestibule and drop it in the Sunday collection.
Because of your generosity, we are able to exceed our goal last
year. We received a rebate of $879 from 2014 Archbishop
Annual Appeal. Once again, we need your help to reach our
Parish goal of $42,086. We are a Stewardship Parish and we
generously and wholeheartedly return a portion of our gifts of
time, talent and treasure to the Lord, the source of all blessings.
God Bless,
Fr. Juancho
Sanctuary Offering February 9 - 15, 2015
The Blessed Sacrament Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Marge Rossi
Given by: Dolores Megara
The Blessed Mother Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Adrian Porter
Given by: Frances and Douglas Porter
The Sts. Joseph & Aloysius Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Rene Figueroa
Given by: Ricardo Ortega
Join Father Juancho De Leon & Father Dave Sison on a
pilgrimage to France, Spain and Medjugorie
May 10th - 22nd, 2015 (13 days). Cost - $4,140.00
Includes tour rate and taxes: roundtrip airfare, hotel
accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner. Reserve with
minimum of $500.00 by Jan. 31, 2015. Any questions, please
contact Fr. Juancho at (201) 433-6365 or Ingrid Alfred at (201)
435-6318 or(201) 424-7760. See complete brochure with
reservation form by the vestibules.
Divine Mercy Parish Mission
Saturday, February 14, 2015
St. Aloysius Church, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
For more information, please call Virginia Sipin at (973) 7608484 or [email protected] Flyers are also available by the
If I were to begin life again, I would want it as it was.
I would only open my eyes a little more.
—Jules Renard
Daily before the 8:30 a.m. Mass - Rosary
Wednesday, after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
7:30 pm - Church
First Friday, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
Sacred Heart Novena
Every 1st Friday of the month
Novena to Santo Nino, 7:30 pm - Church
Please remember in your prayers the sick of our parish
community and our family members and friends, especially,
Norbert Klossner, Gino Rodriguez, Lita Legarda, Fr. Kevin
Casey, Alida Lazaro, Ann Jane Coleman-Bongiovanni, Ruphina
Joseph, Mary Pollock, Joseph Green, Lori Manigbas, Karen
Lovelace, Florence Kuck, John Bernatowicz.
Please pray for those who have gone to their eternal reward:
Erlinda D. Curz + Jorge Albanez
May they rest in the peace of the risen Lord. Amen.
2015 English Baptismal Schedule
Baptismal Ceremony: Saturday, February 14 at 12 noon
Baptismal Instruction: Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm - Church
Baptismal Ceremony: Saturday, April 11th at 12 noon
Cornerstone Day
February 21 is our big day. If you plan to attend, please fill in a
registration form immediately, as much preparation is needed
to make the day as fruitful as possible. Please pray for God’s
blessing upon the women attending.
Holy Name Meeting, Sunday, February 8, 2015
Duffy Hall, after the 8:45 am Mass - 11:30 am
Everyone is invited to hear John Hallanan speak on "Jersey
City's Role in the Civil War". John's humorous and informative
presentations have always been enjoyed in the past.
This is the 150th Anniversary Year of the Lincoln Association's
Annual Lincoln Dinner.
Important Announcement
For those who have not received their envelopes, we
are looking into the matter with our envelope
company, D.P. Murphy. Supplementary envelopes are
available by the church vestibules or by the Sts.
Joseph and Aloysius altar. Hoping for your kind
understanding regarding this matter.
If you have any questions, please call Lourdes at the
Monday, February 9
Tuesday, February 10
Rel. Ed. Program 3:30 - 4:30 pm (School)
Serra Club 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Duffy Hall)
Wednesday, February 11
Spanish Legion of Mary 6:00 - 8:00 pm (CC Rm.)
Spanish Music Ministry 6:30 pm (Msgr. Kelly Rm.)
Zumba Class 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Duffy Hall)
English Music Ministry 7:30 pm (Music Rm.)
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
Divine Mercy 6:00 pm (Church)
Line Dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Duffy Hall)
Saturday, February 14
Divine Mercy 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (Church)
Cornerstone 9:00 - 10:30 am (Duffy Hall)
English Baptism 12 noon
Spanish Legion of Mary 9:00 - 11:45 am (CC Rm.)
Spanish Music Ministry 10:00 am - 12 noon (Music Rm.)
Spanish Divino Nino Grp. Mtg. 12:30 - 5:15 pm (Duffy Hall)
Marian Devotees 1:00 - 2:30 pm (CC Rm.)
English Legion of Mary 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CC Rm.)
Sunday, February 15
Rel. Ed. Program 8:30 - 11:30 am (School & Cafeteria)
R.C.I.A. 10:00am –11:00am (CC Rm.)
Religious Education Corner
Please remember that classes begin 8:30 am & 10:00 am on
Sundays & 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. It is important to be on time.
Please remember to go to the website when there is snow
or ice alerts. stalsreled.weebly.com
We will have our next meeting for candidates and parents on
Sunday, February 22 at 11:30am followed by the enrollment
service at the 1:00pm Mass. We will also ask the parents to
attend the March 22 meeting with their candidate.
First Holy Communion and First
A meeting will be held for the parents of children celebrating
these sacraments. You may choose either 8:30am or 10:00am
on Sunday, February 22nd in the school cafeteria. Please be
present and on time. This meeting also includes the parents of
older children who are being baptized at the Easter Vigil in April.
The union of man and wife is from God.
—St. Augustine
Quinto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Hoy es el fin de semana del Compromiso de nuestra Petición
Anual del Compartimiento de las Bendiciones de Dios. Esta
Petición Anual es necesitada por muchos y para necesidades
variadas de muchas personas en nuestra Archidiócesis y
dependemos tanto de su generosidad y bondad para
satisfacer esas necesidades. Esta Petición Anual
proporciona la financiación para los programas y ministerios
siguientes: Educación católica, Formación y Educación al
Seminarista, retiro costo del seguro médico para los
sacerdotes, instituciones benéficas católicas, campo del
ministerio, ministerio de los jóvenes y Parroquias de la
Arquidiócesis de Newark.
Por favor ore mucho para considerar su promesa. Si usted no
tuvo la oportunidad de hacer su promesa hoy, amablemente
déjelo en la Oficina de Parroquia o use un sobre de Promesa
que está en el vestíbulo de Iglesia y deposítelo en la colecta
del domingo.
Por su generosidad, excedimos nuestro objetivo del año
pasado. Recibimos un rebate de $879 de la Petición Anual
del Arzobispo del 2014. Una vez más, necesitamos su ayuda
para alcanzar el objetivo de nuestra Parroquia de $42,086.
Somos una Parroquia que asistimos y generosamente e
incondicionalmente devolvemos una porción de nuestros
regalos de tiempo, talento y tesoro al Señor, la fuente de
todas las bendiciones.
Dios les bendiga,
La parroquia San Aloysius y la Renovación Carismática invitan al
Seminario “Vida en el Espíritu”, que se realizaran todos los
miércoles empezando el 25 de Febrero a las 7:pm en el basemant
de la rectoria.
El día Sábado 28 de Febrero desde las 10:00 de la mañana hasta
las 6 de la tarde, tendremos un dia de Retiro con el Rev. Padre
TEOFILO RODRIGUEZ asesor de la Renovación Carismática de
Colón, en Panamá; y fundador de la Fraternidad de la Divina
Misericordia de los Sagrados Corazones de Jesús y María, que es
una sociedad de vida apostólica presente en ocho países del
Continente Americano y Europa. Esta celebracion se realizara en el
GYM de la escuela.
Las personas interesadas en asistir a la Predicación del Padre
Teófilo, pueden anotarse con cualquier Miembro de Legión de
Bautismos en Español
No bautismos en febrero y marzo
Instrucción Bautismal, domingo, 05 de abril a las 11:15am
Ceremonia Bautismal, sábado, 18 de abril a las 12:00m (Iglesia)
My Family, My Parish, My Responsibility
February 1st Sunday’s Collection: $
Returned envelopes 347
Thank you for your continued support &
Stewardship Reflection
“Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted
place, where he prayed. . . He told them, ‘Let us go on to the nearby
villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I
come.’” Mark 1:35,38
In today’s Gospel reading we see a perfect example of stewardship.
Jesus gives His time to do all that God wishes - healing the sick and
preaching. yet, Jesus also makes time to be alone in prayer. It is
through prayer, spending time with God, that we find the strength to
do what God wishes us to do. Be sure to find time every day to be
with God.
St. Aloysius Elementary Academy News Corner
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St. Aloysius Grocery Card Sale
Please consider purchasing grocery cards. We have
Pathmark and Shoprite cards in stock. Please call
Lourdes at the Rectory for more question or for more
Let your grocery shopping generate money for
parish, at no additional cost to you.