RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
REGISTRATION: Forms for the new year, 2010-
SUNDAY – JULY 18
2011 are available in the vestibule of the church or
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
by calling Sr. Thomasine at 973-366-0184. Please
7:30 a.m. William Glennan
register as soon as possible.
Walter Miller, Sr.
9:30 a.m. Frank Epps CATECHISTS: Religious Education is the single
Daniel Phelan most important job of the Church. We need
Thomas Hricko volunteers for next year’s religious education
11:30 a.m. Michael DeLoreto program here at Saint Mary’s.
John P. Sheplak
Margaret Oakum We need YOU. We need volunteer teachers and
aides for various grade levels. Could God be calling
MONDAY – JULY 19 you to fulfill this important ministry?
7:00 a.m. William Reynolds
Please talk to Sr. Thomasine about the
TUESDAY – JULY 20 opportunities to serve in this capacity.
7:00 a.m. Arthur Loges
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
WEDNESDAY – JULY 21 The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is a
7:00 a.m. People of the Parish celebration of the entrance of adults into the
Catholic Christian Community at the Easter Vigil.
THURSDAY – JULY 22
Candidates are adults who have not been baptized,
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have been baptized in another Christian
FRIDAY – JULY 23 denomination, or have been baptized in the
7:00 a.m. People of the Parish Catholic Faith but have not completed their
sacraments. Anyone interested in joining the RCIA
SATURDAY – July 24 Program for 2010-2011, please call the parish
(VIGIL) Rose and Joseph Oshinski, Sr. office at 973-366-0184.
5:30 p.m. Daniel Taravella
Ella Kolbol Agansky
SUNDAY – JULY 25
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE:
7:30 a.m. Richard Bartek Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli has designated
9:30 a.m. Mark Stark Saturday, September 18, 2010, as the day for our
Kay and Stewart Phelan Paterson Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the
11:30 a.m. Anthony Acquaviva National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in
Manuel Pena Washington, D.C., in honor of the Blessed Virgin
Dorothy Russell Mary, our Patroness.
PARISH SUPPORT Bishop will lead this Pilgrimage of Faith and
Last weekend’s collection: $5,505.00 celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving; he hopes we
The second collection next weekend, July 24-25, will have 4,000 people coming. Price for the 1-day
will be taken up for Project Faith. bus pilgrimage is $40, leaving between 6:00 and
7:00 a.m., returning around 10:00 p.m. An optional
PRAY FOR THE SICK overnight Pilgrimage is available.
John Holmes, Josephine Hricko, Margaret
McKearney, Eileen Curylo, Carmella Cullen, Joan
Shotmuller, Mary Mancin, John Skidmore, Nettie SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Yaros, Louise Jacobsen, Carol Severini, Peg During July and August the office will be open
Oakum, Mary Burns, Tillie Rudinsky, Sophie during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m..
Gargiulo, Tina LePre, Dorothy Farraher, Wayne Please try to conduct your business with the office
Tompkins, Scott Sullivan, Robert Kelly, Theresa during these hours.
Bell, Denise Bencel, Mary Narcise, Anthony
Colicchio, Mike Suckey, Miguel Rivera, Daniel MATER DEI PRAYER GROUP
Marks, Barbara LaPallo, Benny Vecchia, Francisco Monday evenings - 7:30 p.m. – Bermingham Hall
J. Guerra, and all the sick of the parish.
MATER DEI PRAYER GROUP
Monday evenings - 7:30 p.m. – Bermingham Hall
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Celebrated each Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
I can’t let this week’s bulletin go to press SAINT MARY’S FOOD PANTRY
without commenting on Jack Bermingham who These difficult economic times have made
was called to Eternal Life on July 4th and the need for our Food Pantry more urgent
whose Liturgy of Christian Burial we celebrated than ever. We need your help, please
here at Saint Mary’s On July 10th. Those who consider donating to our food pantry.
knew Jack realize how intertwined Jack and Items needed are:
the history of Saint Mary’s are linked. There is Cold cereal canned vegetables
nothing over the years that he was not a part of Oatmeal canned meats
- be it the planning and building of the new Pancake mix canned fruits
school in the early 1950’s, or intimately Coffee – tea – juice cookies
involved in every detail of renovating the Dry milk pudding - jello
Church in 1997, helping to advise the Finance Jelly – peanut butter pasta sauce
Committee almost right up to the present and Soups pasta
serving as a Parish Trustee for God knows Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, and
how many years.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
His giftedness was legendary and Saint Mary’s First Reading: Genesis 18:1-10a
was so fortunate to have been the recipient of The Lord appeared to Abraham, who saw three men
standing near his tent. Sensing they were messengers,
it for so many years. Perhaps it can be he hurriedly brought them food and water to refresh
summed up in the watercolor painting THE themselves. Upon leaving, the men told him that they
FIRST SNOW which was displayed near the would visit in a year, at which time his childless wife
altar for his Liturgy of Christian Burial as well Sarah would have a son.
as over the weekend and which has Second Reading: Colossians 1:24-28
permanently hung in the hall that bears his Paul discusses the suffering Christ endured for his
Church. He describes his willingness to also endure
name since he painted it in 1997.
suffering in Jesus' name. Paul hopes that through his
sacrifices, many people will become complete in Jesus.
He shall always be remembered and held in Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
honor by the parish community of Saint Mary’s. Jesus was welcomed into the home of a woman named
Martha. She complained to Jesus that her sister Mary
Several month ago as Jack’s health was failing sat listening to him instead of helping with the tasks of
I asked Bishop Serratelli to appoint Mark entertaining. Jesus told Martha that her sister had
chosen the more important task, and should be allowed
Alpaugh to replace Jack as a trustee. Bishop to listen.
agreed and Mark accepted the appointment.
So here I offer congratulations and thanks to Mi 6:1-4, 6-8; Mt 12:38-42
Mark for taking on this task.
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Mt 12:46-50
Kindly continue to hold a place in your prayers Wednesday
for Jack, his daughter, Ann and son, John. Jer 1:1, 4-10; Mt 13:1-9
REST IN PEACE Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Please pray for the repose of the souls of
Helen Vinci and Rev. Regis P. Wallace who Jer 3:14-17; Mt 13:18-23
died this past week.
Jer 7:1-11; Mt 13:24-30
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