RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
                                                   REGISTRATION: Forms for the new year, 2010-
                                                   2011 are available in the vestibule of the church or
                                                   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.
                                                   Candidates are adults who have not been baptized,
 7:00 a.m. Richard Bartek
                                                   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
  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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