THE PARISH OF ST. ALOYSIUS Jersey City, NJ PARISH MISSION STATEMENT 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 traditions. SERVED BY: RECTORY 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. 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 advance. 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 (R.C.I.A.) 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. 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 WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 am • 8:30 am SATURDAY 8:30 am 5:00 pm at Boyd-McGuiness 5:30 pm (Sunday Anticipated Mass) SUNDAYS: 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 March 15, 2015 Fourth Sunday of Lent From the Pastor’s Desk . . . MONDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 16 George L. Meluso Suplicio Manglicmot TUESDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 17 - St. Patrick Patricia Okoye and family Thanksgiving & Intentions Lawrence Golden WEDNESDAY: MARCH 18 7:00 A.M. Jean Villamaria 8:30 A.M. Mary Ann D’Amico THURSDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 19 - St. Joseph St. Joseph’s Workshop Ministry Manuel Manglicmot FRIDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 20 Rudy Geronimo Antolino Torres SATURDAY: 8:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. MARCH 21 Sister Joan Connelly, SSND (1st Ann.) Sister Francis Wirth - (BOYD) Francis Matticola SUNDAY: 7:30 A.M. 8:45 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 1:00 P.M. MARCH 22 Mr and Mrs. Felix A. Torres and family John Duffy Eulalia Cartagena - (SPANISH) Robert Tredo, Sr. Marionne Manila (2nd Ann) Sanctuary Offering March 16 - 21, 2015 The Blessed Sacrament Sanctuary Candle In Thanksgiving Maria Tran Thi Thu Hang The Blessed Mother Sanctuary Candle In Memory of Adrian Porter Given by: Michelle Bernatowicz 2015 English Baptismal Schedule NO BAPTISM DURING LENT Baptismal Instruction: Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm - Church Baptismal Ceremony: Saturday, April 11th at 12 noon ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ St. Aloysius Parish Bus Trip on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015 to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA Bus departs at 6:45 am sharp in front of the Rectory. Bus fare: $45 (includes drivers gratuity) seat assigned upon payment. Reservation deadline: March 29, 2015. For more information, call Virginia Sipin at 973-760-8484 Dear Friends, If you did not get the opportunity to make a pledge to our Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal, pledge envelopes and brochures are found in the vestibule of the church. We need everyone’s participation and support to reach our parish goal of $42,086. Your continued support and generosity to the Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal are greatly appreciated. We are in the process of updating our Parish Website and other Social Communications. We hope to use these to inform and educate our parishioners and friends regarding our ministries, programs and events in our parish. We also hope to use these as instruments of Evangelization in our community. The Chrism Mass for this year will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark at 8:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2015. We would like to encourage and invite all our parishioners to participate in this important sacramental life of the local Church in the Archdiocese of Newark. The Gospel this weekend reminds us of the richness of God’s mercy. God so loved the world that He sent us His only Son not to condemn the world, but to save the world. On this fourth Sunday of lent, let us pray that we may never abuse the mercy, love and forgiveness of God and that we will be willing to forgive and love one another as God has forgiven and loved us. God bless, Fr. Juancho Calendars and rice bowls ARE AVAILABLE. These give us a lot of information about the people and places in our world that we will help with our Lenten sacrifices. There are prayers for each week and even suggestions for simple meals. We collect the Rice Bowls at our Holy Thursday Liturgy., April 2 at 7:30pm. GOD UPHOLDS ME I take for my sureties: The power of God to guide me, the might of God to uphold me, the wisdom of God to teach me, the eye of God to watch over me, the ear of God to hear me, the word of God to give me speech, the hand of God to protect me, the way of God to go before me, the shield of God to shelter me. —St. Patrick Page Three Devotions Daily before the 8:30 a.m. Mass - Rosary Wednesday, after 8:30 a.m. Mass Mother of Perpetual Help Novena st Every 1 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 REMEMBER OUR SICK Please remember in your prayers the sick of our parish community and our family members and friends, especially, Antonio Roque, Christopher Carman, Gerri Platoni, Maria Ortiz, Norbert Klossner, Lita Legarda, Fr. Kevin Casey, Alida Lazaro, Ann Jane Coleman-Bongiovanni, Ruphina Joseph, Mary Pollock, Joseph Green, Lori Manigbas, Karen Lovelace, Florence Kuck, and Maria Ortiz, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have gone to their eternal reward: Ramon Emilio Alcantara + Regino Rodriguez + Marie Carolle Mondesir May they rest in the peace of the risen Lord. Amen. Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015 9:00 am Morning Prayer 7:30 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Adoration until 11:00 pm Good Friday, April 3, 2015 9:30 am Good Friday Pilgrimage (Out-door Stations of the Cross) 5:30 pm Spanish Passion of the Lord Service 7:30 pm English Passion of the Lord Service Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:00 am Morning Prayer 9:30 am Church Decoration 10:30 am Easter Vigil Rehearsal 7:30 pm Easter Vigil Mass Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 7:30 am + 8:45 am + 10:00 am (Spanish) + 11:30 am + 1:00 pm Parish Office will be closed all day Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, April 6, 2015 THIS WEEK AT ST. AL’S Monday, March 16 Tuesday, March 17 Lent Scripture Sharing 9:00 am (CC Rm.) Rel. Ed. Program 3:30 - 4:30 pm (School) Wednesday, March 18 Holy Hour and Confessions 7:00 pm (Church) Spanish Charismatic Renewal 6:00 - 9:00 pm (CC Rm.) Spanish Legion of Mary 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Bsmt. Mtg. Rm.) Spanish Music Ministry6:30 pm (Msgr. Kelly Rm.) Zumba Class 6:30 - 8:05 pm (Duffy Hall) English Music Ministry 7:30 pm (Music Rm.) Thursday, March 19 Young Adult Grp. Mtg. 7:30 pm (Duffy Hall) St. Joseph Prayer Day 7:00 pm (Church) followed by desserts @ 8:00 pm (Cafeteria) Friday, March 20 English Stations of the Cross 9:00 am (Church) Spanish Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm (Church) Line Dancing 7:00 - 9:30 pm (Duffy Hall) Saturday, March 21 Spanish Legion of Mary 9:00 am - 11:45 am (CC Rm.) Spanish Music Ministry 10:00 am - 12 noon (Music Rm.) First Reconciliation 11:00 am (Church) English Legion of Mary 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CC Rm.) Sunday, March 22 YOUTH GROUP BAKE SALE Rel. Ed. Program 8:30 - 11:30 am (School & Cafeteria) R.C.I.A. 10:00 am - 11:00am (CC Rm.) English Cursillo 10:00 - 11:30 am (Rectory) Religious Education Corner In addition to our 1:00pm Saturday schedule for celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the children are expected to receive reconciliation during the Lenten season. We have these additional times scheduled. March 21, 11:00 am First Reconciliation; Tuesday, March 24, 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm and Sunday March 29, 8:30 am and 10:00 am at Rel. Ed. classes. CONFIRMATION We will have our next meeting for candidates and parents on Sunday, March 22 at 11:30 am. Remember to keep this season holy by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation A meeting will be held for the parents of children celebrating these sacraments. You may choose either 8:30 am or 10:00 am on Sunday, April 19th in the school cafeteria. There will be no make-up meeting. 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. Page Four Cuarto Domingo de Cuaresma LEVANTADOS POR EL MESÍAS La semana pasada, cuando Jesús se refería a la destrucción del Templo, el relato de la primera lectura de hoy es lo que les hubiera venido a la mente a sus oyentes. Pero, dado que Jesús estaba hablando en un sentido más profundo, así también debemos entender la primera lectura de hoy. Escuchamos en el primer párrafo que Israel en efecto ya había “caído” a causa de sus infidelidades contra la alianza. Para no ponernos demasiado cómodos, este relato nos recuerda que Dios, aunque justo, amoroso y misericordioso, es capaz de castigar el pecado cuando es un pecado no arrepentido. Pero también nos recuerda que Dios, rico en misericordia, unge a individuos para que sean a su vez instrumentos de salvación (en hebreo al Rey Ciro de Persia se le denomina “mesías”). En la lectura del Evangelio, escuchamos de otro Mesías que debe ser “levantado” por nuestra salvación, en uno de los pasajes más conocidos del Nuevo Testamento. Al terminar la Cuaresma y entrar en la Semana Santa, debemos mantener nuestra mirada fija en la cruz de Cristo, el Hijo de Dios que vino al mundo para levantarnos a todos los que habíamos caído. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ LECTURAS DE HOY ~ ~ ~ Primera lectura — La ira y la misericordia del Señor se manifestaron en el exilio y la liberación del pueblo (2 Crónicas 36:14-16, 19-23) o 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a. Salmo — Que se me pegue la lengua al paladar si no me acuerdo de ti (Salmo 137 ) o Salmo 23(22). Segunda lectura — Dios, rico en misericordia y amor, nos dio vida con Cristo. (Efesios 2:4-10) o Efesios 5:8-14. Evangelio — Dios nos dio su Hijo único, para que todo el que crea en él tenga vida eterna (Juan 3:14-21) o Juan 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38]. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Lunes: Martes: Miércoles: Jueves: LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Is 65:17-21; Sal 30 (29):2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54 Ez 47:1-9, 12; Sal 46 (45):2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16 Is 49:8-15; Sal 145 (144):8-9,13cd-14,17-18; Jn 5:17-30 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Sal 89 (88):2-5, 27, 29; Rm 4:13:16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a Viernes: Sab 2:1a, 12-22; Sal 34 (33):17-21, 23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Sábado: Jer 11:18-20; Sal 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53 Domingo: Jer 31:31-34; Sal 51(50):3-4,12-15;Heb 5:7-9;Jn 12:20-33 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bautismos en Español No bautismos en marzo ABRIL Instrucción Bautismal, domingo, 05 de abril a las 11:15am (Iglesia) Ceremonia Bautismal, sábado, 18 de abril a las 12:00m MAYO Instrucción Bautismal, domingo, 3 de mayo a las 11:15am (Iglesia) Ceremonia Bautismal, sábado, 16 de mayo a las 12:00m FRUTOS Y RETOÑOS A menos que un árbol de retoños en la primavera, vanamente encontrarás frutos en el otoño. —Walter Scott Page Five STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE My Family, My Parish, My Responsibility March 8th Sunday’s Collection: $ 8,287 Returned envelopes 407 Last year’s collection: $ 9,221 Thank you for your continued support and generosity!!! Mass Loose In Envelopes Total # of Envelopes 5:00 pm Boyd & 7:30 pm 75 691 766 33 5:30 pm 108 2,090 2,198 79 8:45 am 60 1,038 1,098 61 10:00 am (Spanish) 165 827 1,002 80 11:30 am 255 1,364 1,619 93 1:00 pm 216 1,388 1,604 61 St. Aloysius Elementary Academy News Corner 2015 Calendar Raffle Winners March 1 March 2 March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 Tricia Milko ……….. $25 Andrea Bolles ……….. $50 Marcelo Garcia II ……….. $25 Jason Johnson ……….. $25 Lerma Vales ……….. $25 Jim Brown ……….. $25 Carmen Holland …….. $75 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ You are cordially invited to the Serra Club Mass on April 8th at 6:00 pm at St. Andrews’s Church in Bayonne followed with dinner at the Chandelier. Cost: $55 per person. Fr. Joseph A. D’Amico will be honored. Please reserve with Ingrid Alfred at 201-424-7760 or email [email protected] 2015…..Year of Consecrated Life…….2015 You are invited to celebrate with the Sisters of St. Joseph...Sisters Georgette, Kay, Jane , Joan and the SSJ Associates on Thursday, March 19th at 7:00pm. We will renew our vows and the Associates will renew their commitment at Evening Prayer in church. Following this, we will share desserts in the school cafeteria. We are so grateful for your presence! All are welcome!
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