Page Two February 22, 2015 Saturday, February 21 5:00 James King / Helen Zoppie and Noreen Taskalos Budget - $16,529 February 15 - $11,962 Sunday, February 22, First Sunday of Lent 10:00 Luis Alvarez / Kay & Charlie Maurice 12:00 Angela Crociata / Angela Rodin 7:30PM Lenten Mission Monday, February 23 8:00 Leo Nonella / Rose and Aldo Tuesday, February 24 8:00 Maria Dulce Genilo / Del Rosario Family Wednesday, February 25 8:00 Josephine Gebhardt / Rose and Aldo Thursday, February 26 8:00 Chris Scovzen / DeMello Family Friday, February 27 8:00 Jessie Goldberg / Rose & Aldo 11 – 3 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 7:30 Stations of the Cross Saturday, February 28 9:00 Mac Garland / Rose and Aldo 5:00 Jose Zulueta / Mary Lou Zulueta FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT First Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 God made a promise to Noah that he would never again devastate the entire planet with a flood. He also told Noah that the symbol of this promise would be a rainbow in the clouds. Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 This letter from Peter reminds all people that Christ died for us so that we might be led to God. We have been saved by our baptism; not a physical cleansing, but a promise to continually strive to obey God. Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Mark briefly tells of Jesus’ stay in the desert, where he was tested by Satan. He did not give in to temptation, but reappeared in Galilee to proclaim the good news. ©1999 Bon Venture Services, Inc. Sunday, March 1 10:00 Jude Selvaratnam / Sathananthan Family 12:00 Alicia B & Howard W. Kehr / Alicia Kehr Page Three First Sunday of Lent LENTEN MISSION Sunday, Feb 22 Sunday, March 1 Sunday, March 8 7:30 PM In the Church Reception, to follow, in the Community Hall Guest Speaker: Rev. Msgr. James C. Turro, S.T.L., S.S.L., Ph.D* *http://www.shu.edu/academics/theology/seminarylibrary/monsignor-turro.cfm Attention All Parishioners The Pastoral Council would like to put together an e-mail list for parishioners. This list will be for parishioners that would like to receive e-mails regarding upcoming events, special announcements, and news that concerns our parish family. If you would like to be on this list please send your email address to Christine at [email protected] PARISH OF ST. JOSEPH 13TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER DANCE & RAFFLE DEDICATED TO DON "KEEP THE FAITH AND SPREAD IT" GRAY Saturday, March 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 12 AM at O'Malley Hall, St. Joseph's Parish Center $35.00 Per person Includes: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie Spiral Virginia Ham, Roasted Potatoes Green Beans Almondine, Mashed Turnips Salad & Roll Irish Soda Bread & Butter at Each Table Cake, Coffee & Tea BYOB Soda, Beer & Setups Provided Raffle to Benefit Family Promise & St. Joseph $20 Per Ticket For Dance or Raffle Tickets call Tom McNicholas @ 201-567-4355 “Mercy in the City: Doing God’s Work at Ungodly Hours” On Tuesday, March 3, a fantastic young woman, Kerry Weber—author and managing editor of America magazine—will be leading a discussion at Dominican Convent entitled “Mercy In the City; Doing God’s Work at Ungodly Hours”. This promises to be a unique and engaging conversation as Kerry will share her insights on navigating busy life and career demands, while striking a balance that incorporates prayer and service. Hosted by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill Dominican Convent 175 route 340, Sparkill, NY Advance Registration: Adults $15, Students $ 10. Registration after 2/23/15 or at door: $20. To register contact Sr. Peggy Scarano: 845-359-4173 or [email protected] ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY Communion Breakfast Members of the Rosary Altar Society invite our parishioners to the annual Communion Breakfast on Saturday, March 28, 2015 following the 9:00 a.m. mass. We will enjoy a gourmet style breakfast at Madeleine’s in Northvale. Tickets priced at $22.00 are on sale now. Our guest speaker, Father Dan O’Neill, O’Carm. We look forward with excitement to a different experience and on that will truly uplift us all. Come, join us! Page Four February Book Rack Mystery of the Cross – A profound collection of meditations and reflections on the cross by the late Cardinal Basil Hume that speak of the mystery of suffering and the mystery of God’s love shown particularly in the death and resurrection of Christ. Lent & Easter Reflections – Meditations using ordinary language and everyday experience to assist young people in developing a pattern of prayer, reflection, and daily meditation. Children’s Books Peter Claver – A picture-book biography of St. Pedro Claver (d. 1654), a Spanish Jesuit missionary to the New World, who is the patron saint of slaves. Full-color illustrations. Bilingual. Elizabeth Ann Seton – A fictionalized young adult biography of Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821), New York socialite, wife, mother, convert, and foundress of the American Sisters of Charity and the first U.S. born saint. Stephanie Cywinski-O’Brien Scholarship Applications – 2015 For the eighth year, student scholarships are being offered by the Stephanie Cywinski-O’Brien Trust. Applications are now being accepted from parish 7th and 8th grade students attending a Catholic grammar school, as well as Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors attending a Catholic High School and continuing their education at a Catholic School. Applications and eligibility requirements are available at the parish office and available on our website, simply click on the “Notices/Flyer” tab at stjosephdemarest.com. Applications are due April 6 with decisions to be made by April 30. ANNIVERSARY MASSES FRIDAY ADORATION There is a sign-up sheet near the side door of the church for Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Please sign up for ½ hour intervals on any Friday during Lent beginning at 11:00am and continuing through 3pm. Someone should be in the church at all times while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm every Friday during Lent. STATIONS OF THE CROSS Stations of the Cross are prayed each Friday at 7:30 PM. Please join us for this devotion. CONFESSIONS Confessions are heard every Saturday at 4:30 PM and by appointment. Don’t wait until the last minute to cleanse your soul for Easter. NO FLOWERS DURING LENT As you know Lent is a season of “retreat”, of stepping back a bit to reflect and pray. It is an opportunity to remove some of the distractions of daily life and focus on God. The church helps us with this by the lack of decorations in the church during Lent. In fact there are no flowers or plants in the church for the season of Lent. You will also notice that the Easter Candle will be missing as well as the Holy Oils from the Ambry. 5, 25 and 50 Years The Archdiocese will celebrate an Anniversary Mass on April 19, 2015 for all couples celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2015 and on May 3, 2015 couples celebrating 5 and 25 years in 2015. Couples are invited to the Cathedral for Mass with the Archbishop at 3:00 p.m. To make your reservation please contact Christine in the Parish Office 201-768-2371. *Reservation deadline for the Golden Anniversary mass on April 19th is due by April 8th and the deadline for the Silver and 5 Year Anniversary mass on May 3rd is due by April 22nd. If you would like to participate in our Easter Flower memorial, please fill out the envelopes (available at the doors of the church) and put it in the collection basket or drop it off at the parish office. Page Five Archbishop Myers, Luis Avila, Mary Borges, Clare Borland, Anthony Bulone, Joe Cerrone, Christopher Dietz, Louise Doto, Angela Guerry, Chip Hartwell, Susie Hicks, Nandini K., Elizabeth Kenny, Dolores LaPenna, Anne and Gene Lessieu, Nancy Lombardo, Rita Lonie, Alma Manfredonia, Melizza, Tess Peters, Angelo Ponte, Lorianne Roberts, Rita Rodin, Kayla Rose, Bertha Samayoa, George and Phyllis Schall, Bill Strohmeyer, Gnana Sunduram, Tony Vecchione, Grace Walsh, Ken Whitehead, Chandra Y., Charles Yates, Helen Zoppie *Please notify the Parish Office of any changes or updates to the prayer list. VISITATION OF THE SICK St. Joseph’s Education Program 3rd – 6th Grade Lent Retreat “Prayer” Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM The retreat will take place at St. Joseph’s Church For Tuesday CCD and Sunday CCD students grades 3-6 $10.00 Per student (includes lunch and snack) Contact: Joette Vecchione at 201-970-9221 or Christina Lee at 201-370-1161 Registration deadline is March 8th. If you or someone you know falls ill and cannot come to Church, please call the parish office at 201-768-2371 and we will make arrangements for a priest to go out and visit. Archdiocese of Newark Women’s Commission Day of Reflection Behold Your Mother A Day of Reflection FAITH DIRECT Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Registration at 8:00 am) Seton Hall University 400 South Orange Ave. South Orange NJ 07079 Adults: $25.00 * College Students (18-22 years old): $15 * Seniors: (65+): $20 * Priests/Deacons/Religious: Free Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included For more information and registration visit: www.rcan.org/womcom or email: [email protected] or call 973-497-4545 Electronic Giving Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help your parish save money by giving up your offertory envelopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St. Joseph Parish with consistent support and simplify your giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up envelopes this Lenten season! You can quickly sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using our church code: NJ415, or by mailing an enrollment form available in the parish office. * NOTE – When you enroll with Faith Direct your regular contribution envelopes will be cancelled. CHURCH BULLETIN ADVERTISING If you would like to advertise your business in the church bulletin there is space available. This is a great way to help our parish and get the word out to the community about your business. For pricing and more information contact Bon Venture Services at 1-800-364-0684. Spiritual Reflection on Stewardship “After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God…” Mark 1:14 Do you ever think about how difficult it must have been for Jesus to come into Galilee, knowing that John had just been arrested for teaching the same message that Jesus was proclaiming. It must have taken great love and trust for Jesus to do what the Father had sent Him here on earth to do. In the same way, following a life of stewardship takes great love and trust from us. We must be willing to surrender completely to God, trusting that God will always give us all that we need to fulfill His plan for us.
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