Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
91 Maple Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Visit our Website: assumptionparish.org
Pastor: Rev. Msgr. John E. Hart
Associate Pastor: Rev. Dennis J. Crowley
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Msgr. Martin F. Rauscher
In Residence, Rev. Geno Sylva
Deacons: William Harty, Michael Hanly, Tom Spruiell, Dr. Brian Beyerl
Trustees: Dan Poling 973-451-1617, Dorothy Flynn 973-538-2634
Parish Coordinator: Liz Wilkey, Secretary/Bulletin Editor: Mel Boesgaard, Comptroller: Robyn Morris
Parish Office Hours—Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday—4:15 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Assumption School: 973-538-0590
Sr. Merris Larkin, S.C. Principal
Religious Education: 973-267-5638, Fax 973-267-4223
Linda Macios: Director
Sharon Bertram: Coordinator Grades 6, 7, and 8
Lisa Sullivan: Confirmation—973-267-8519 Africa Surgery Tom Johnson 973-292-3320
Tara Speer: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Altar Linens Joan Kramer 973-539-4910
Sue Paradise: Secretary Altar Servers Fr. John Hart 973-539-2141
Bereavement Michele Cameron 973-769-9634
The Religious Education program runs for 16 Sundays—October Bethany Liz Wilkey 973-539-2141
through March. Pre-K through 5th grade classes meet 10:00 a.m. Boy Scouts Mike Kelly 973-292-9604
to 12:00 p.m.; 6th through 8th classes meet immediately following Brett Amspacher 973-401-1916
the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Youth Mass. The Catechesis of the Good Cub Scouts Jim Guider 973-292-3658
Shepherd classes meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Centering Prayer Jane Bardes 973-401-0670
afternoons. Children’s Worship Liz Wilkey 973-539-2141
Christian Service Jeanne Hanly 973-539-4766
Music Ministry—973-539-2141, extension 19 CYO Basketball Pat Burke 908-510-6677
Claudia Nardi: Director, Karen Chiappini, Organist Deaf Ministry Barbara Zurlo TTY 973-890-2818
Adult Choir, Youth Ministry Choir, Children’s Choir Eucharistic Min. Hope Zenker 973-401-1010
Finance Committee Rich Anderson 973-898-9175
Holy Rood Cemetery—973-539-7501 Food Pantry Claudia Nardi 973-539-2141
Diana Loughman: Cemetery Director Good Samaritan Pat Moore 973-539-2141x17
Enoch (Junior) Rudolph, Sexton Habitat for Humanity Dave Fadden 973-455-8879
Holistic Health Carole Hires 973-539-2141
Marriage: Arrangements should be made with a priest or deacon Interfaith Shelter Terri Maier 973-267-4859
by registered parishioners at least one year in advance of the Home and School Eileen Burke 973-829-0820
marriage date. Marriage arrangements should be made PRIOR to Knights of Columbus Bryan Williams 973-605-1497
reserving reception facility. Lectors Sharon Prime 973-539-1803
Liturgy Committee Fr. Dennis Crowley 973-539-2141
Marriage and Family Counseling: Sr. Pat Marks is a licensed Moms and Tots Henriette Kahn 973-539-1350
therapist in New Jersey. She offers a sliding scale fee, flexible Nursing Homes Denise Sellin 973-539-6922
scheduling and many years of experience. You may contact her at Pre-Cana Rich and Carol 973-455-1944
RCIA Msgr. John E. Hart 973-539-2141
Baptisms: Registered parishioners should contact Liz Wilkey in Respect Life Mary Alice Lawless 973-984-9275
the Parish Office to arrange for Baptismal Preparation and the Senior Citizens Jeanne Hanly 973-539-4766
Sacrament of Baptism. For first-time parents, attendance at one Jane Bardes 973-401-0670
Baptismal Preparation evening class is required. Soup Kitchen Annaliese Rush 973-455-0391
Ushers Anthony Romano 973-267-5433
Visitation of the Sick and Elderly: Please keep us informed so Vocations Tom Hand, 973-285-1844
that we may be attentive to those who are ill at home or in the Why Catholic Mike Hanly 973-539-4766
hospital. Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Communion Youth Ministry Lisa Sullivan 973-267-8519
ASSUMPTION CHURCH, MORRISTOWN, NJ
F irst Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
Today’s Hebrew Scripture reading tells of the
call of the prophet Jeremiah. Although as a
5:30 p.m. Debbie Castillo prophet he will face opposition and danger,
Jeremiah is assured that God will be with him.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
People of the Parish
S econd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31-
Continuing with his plea for unity in the Church in
10:00 a.m. James Piazza, Jr. Corinth, the Apostle Paul declares that every form
12:15 p.m. Larry Pribula of ministry, from the lowliest to the most exalted,
5:30 p.m. John and Adlyn Maurello must all be founded on love.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Margaret M. Plant
G ospel: Luke 4:21-30
The evangelist Luke often portrays Jesus as
the greatest of Israel’s prophets. This is true
in the reading in which Jesus, like Jeremiah before
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 him, encounters opposition from his kinfolk..
7:00 a.m. Jeanette Marinaccio
12:05 p.m. Michael Kramer The readings for Monday through Friday are:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 Monday: 2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-15; Psalms 3;
7:00 a.m. Dominick Zazzali Mark 5:1-20
Tuesday: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalms 24; Luke 2:22-40
12:05 p.m. Florence Maioran Wednesday: 2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17; Psalms 32; Mark 6:1-6
Thursday: 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 1 Chronicles 29:10-12;
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Mark 6:7-13
7:00 a.m. Mary Kathleen Weiner Friday: Sir 47:2-11; Psalms 18; Mark 6:14-29
12:05 p.m. Tracey Callaghan Saturday: 1 Kings 3:4-13; Psalms 119; Mark 6:30-34
We invite you to prayerfully reflect on the readings for next
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
Sunday, February 7 - The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
7:00 a.m. The Maier and Barnes Families
12:05 p.m. Thomas Johnson, Sr. First Reading: Acts 14:21-27
Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-5
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Gospel: John 13:31-35
8:00 a.m. Dominic Orsi
5:30 p.m. Joseph O’Doherty
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC
7:00 a.m. People of the Parish ADORATION
8:30 a.m. Larry Pribula Eucharistic Adoration will be held
10:00 a.m. Patricia Turnier Friday, February 5, from 7:30 to 11:30
12:15 p.m. Jeffrey Pittas a.m. You are invited to come and
5:30 p.m. Owen J. Walsh adore, to pray and meditate, and to find
spiritual well being. The sign-up sheet
The Rosary is prayed every weekday 15 minutes before for Adoration times will be by the doors
the 12:05 Mass. of the rectory side of the church.
Eucharistic Adoration is held every Friday from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel, Cedar Knolls.
The Perpetual Novena in honor of Our Lady of the
Miraculous Medal is prayed every Monday immediately
following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.
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Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time
PLEASE REMEMBER AND PRAY
FOR THE RECOVERY OF: THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
Noelle Talarico, Lorraine McMahon, Judy Lynch, Romaine
Rea, Agnes Hogan, Kathleen McCarthy Brennan, Tony
SHINES AT ASSUMPTION
Bersani, Mary Ascher, Rita Ventre, Helen Bitondo, Gladys
Mageau, Becca Wishbow, Michael Garde, Joseph CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES HELPS SET UP
McGovern, Elsa McGlynn, Doris Lemieux, Patricia Barter- DISPLACED CAMP ON PORT-AU-PRINCE GOLF
Varrichio, William Galligan, Heidi Hertsgaard, Mary COURSE, GETS HAITIAN HOSPITAL RUNNING
O’Connell, Janet Cloninger, Jerry Kwilos, Kathy Farrand,
Robert Carduner, Sherry Rickely, Manuel and Delicia Catholic Relief Services (CRS) began turning a Port-au-
Calderon, Ariel Donnelly, Julie Ann Barlotta, Elaine Brady, Prince golf course into one of the first formal camps for the
Christy Lee Ascolese, Sabrina Sanchez, Jim Cavanaugh, displaced as other staff delivered medical supplies to St.
Gabrielle Murtha, Jody Hartley, Doris Laurenti, Jane A. Francois de Sales hospital, getting that heavily damaged
Mullins, Mary Breen, Elizabeth Gibson, Theresa O’Connell, facility up and running.
Maria Svaglinac, Christopher Scully, Malcolm Sutherland
Foggio, Charles Lieb McCloskey, Marie Valvano, Charlotte At the Petionville Club, CRS is working with United Nations
Resz, Linda Rosenberg, Sheila Hare, Thomas Greer, Albert officials and United States military to turn an informal camp
J. Kelly, Jr., Monica Turner, Alice Slattery, Eugene R. that has attracted 20,000 people during the day and up to
Fennimore, Julia and Neil Cillo, Amy Villoresi Cooney, 40,000 at night into a formal facility for the displaced,
Kenneth Donohue, Jaime Trent, Rick Baiter, Kathy registering residents and delivering buckets of food,
Hereghty, Cheryl Collins, Dominick Vacca, Kyle Noonan, sanitation items and water to displaced Haitians waiting in
Jennifer Vickroy, Paul Albanese, Brenda Burns, Vincent long, orderly lines.
Hogan, Vincent Farley, Virginia Brennan, Jeanne Detsis,
Kathy Wurst, Michael Coppola, John West, Louie Luzzi , Other CRS personnel worked to unload a ship that docked
James Scully, Marge Marks, Patricia Mullany, Michael at one working berth in the heavily damaged harbor. It
DeLucas, Lou Zamora, Susan B. Reed, Jim Andersen, carried 2,100 metric tons of food from the USAID Food for
Marge Hefferon, Denise Ginty, Terese Hoch, Tom Wagner, Peace Program. Getting these containers, mainly filled with
John Baxter, Christine McAuliffe, James Maher, Jr., and grain and vegetable oil, off the dock and to warehouses
Kenneth Krouse. along the city’s devastated roadways is the next challenge.
You are invited to call the Parish Office with the names of
any loved ones who you would like included in the prayers CRS is also setting up primary care centers at sites
for the good health of the sick and homebound. identified by the Catholic Church. Each will be staffed by a
doctor and a nurse. At least three are in Port-au-Prince and
Please notify us when our prayers for recovery have one in Leogane, a city to the west that suffered extensive
been answered, so we may remove the person from the damage. More sites are being identified as CRS reaches
out to the AIDSRelief network.
We Welcome into the YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED
Church through the Donate via phone: 1-877-HELP-CRS or text RELIEF to
Sacrament of Baptism Donate online: www.crs.org
Write a check: Catholic Relief Services, P O Box 17090
James Vincent Maher, Jr. Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
Son of James and Tara Money Orders: Make payable to CRS/Haiti
Collin Andrew Sumski
Son of Stephen and Andrea
Christopher Anthony Meditz
Son of Scott and Eleanor
Joined Together in Holy
Matrimony. “And the two
of them become one body”
Grant Unto These, O Lord
Officer David Cavaluzzi Erin Melvin to Brendan Morrissey
Husband of Rosalie At Villa Walsh
Sister of Audrey Roast
January 31, 2010
THE PROPHETS IN OUR MIDST
From The Associate Pastor
Jesus said to them, "Surely you will quote me the proverb,
'Physician, cure yourself,' and say, 'Do here in your native
place the things we have heard were done in Capernaum.”
"Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native
place." Luke 4: 21-30
Jesus invites us to continue his mission and bring people to
God through our prophetic works of compassion and our PSALM 1
teaching about the Kingdom. Here is a reflection about
prophetic compassion I hope you will enjoy. Blessed is the lover who follows not
the promptings of the closed-minded,
His six-year-old son had been invited to a number of nor walks in the manner of the hard-hearted,
birthday ice-skating parties where he was the only one nor sits in the company of the haughty.
who couldn't skate. His dad couldn't skate either, so the Rather, blessed are those who delight in the law of life,
boy had to depend on other parents to pull and push him
who reflect on this Love day and night.
around the ice. His athletically-challenged father feared
that he had passed down to his son the DNA for blinking This lover is like a tree
when the ball was thrown toward the bat, for hanging planted near flowing streams,
back at pickup basketball games, for falling down on the that yields good fruit in due season,
ice. At least his son was spared from the taunts he had and whose leaves shine forever.
endured when he was six. Whatever such a lover does, gives life.
So Dad decided to get his son ice-skating lessons. The Not so the closed-minded, not so;
boy agreed to the Saturday morning lessons stoically if
for they are like crumpled paper
not enthusiastically. The first lessons did not go well; the
that the wind drives away.
boy struggled to make some progress, but there was little
pleasure or sense of fun. So Dad asked if it would help if So it is, that when challenged, the closed-minded
he took lessons, too. "That would be great, Dad!" cannot stand.
After some procrastinating, Dad finally managed to put Neither can the hard-hearted arrive in
aside his own fear of breaking his neck and embarrassing the gathering of lovers.
himself in front of an ice-rink full of children. He laced up For life watches over the way of Love,
a pair of skates and joined his son on the ice. At first, it while the manner of the hard-hearted withers.
was all he could do to keep himself from falling, but within
a few weeks he was making his way around the rink. He Love, Fr. Dennis
didn't look particularly smooth and he could feel the heat
rise in his face with every turn toward the bleachers, but
he managed to stay on his feet and he didn't humiliate
Both father and son kept at it. Soon his son was actually
smiling - he loved that he was further along than his
dad. The six-year-old was never going to be Bobby Orr, LEGATUS “AMBASSADORS FOR THE CHURCH”
but that was OK. He was able to hold his own and no “Now More Than Ever”
longer hung back when kids invited him to skate or play. Wednesday, February 17
Mass, Rosary, Dinner and Speaker
And that was fine with Dad. [From "Skating lessons" by
Larry Lindner, The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, Legatus, the International Organization of Catholic
November 29, 2009.] business leaders and spouses, is growing its membership
There are all kinds of ways that we can make a difference in in Morris County. With over 4,800 members in the U.S.,
people’s lives by our compassion and our patient love. Most of Legatus provides members the opportunity to deepen their
the time we can find people in our own families and relationship with God and discover how Catholic truth and
communities, at school and work who need our kindness, values can help them meet the ethical challenges faced on
mercy and compassion. The Lord challenges us to an a daily basis, both in the work place and at home. If you
adventure of courageous compassion as we live the Gospel. are, or were, a business owner, CEO, president, managing
He also strengthens us with His Body and Blood at Mass each director/partner, executive V.P. or publisher, Legatus
Sunday. He never leaves us alone. invites you and your spouse to be our guest. Please
contact Kathleen Fitzpatrick at 973-292-3217 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and
In Christ’s Peace, information. To learn more about Legatus, visit their
Father John website at www.legatus.org.
Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time
ROSES FOR HAITI
Valentines Day is just around the
corner, and the Youth Ministry
POWER OF LOVE: Saint Paul
Team would like to hand-deliver described how loving people act:
flowers to your significant other! with patience and kindness, without
envy, boasting, arrogance, or
All profits will go to the Haiti rudeness. A loving person is understanding, pleasant to be
relief efforts. Here’s how it works: Fill out the with, and happy when good things happen to others. With
order form and send your check to Assumption, love, Paul writes, anything is possible.
Adults: What keeps me from acting with love? What can I
attention Lisa Sullivan by Monday, February 8. The do to change my attitude and behavior in these situations?
flowers will be hand-delivered to your loved one on Children: What are three things I can do this week to act as
a loving person?
Sunday morning, February 14 by one of our peer A Family Perspective: As you gather as a family, consider
ministers. What better way to help proverbs or other wise sayings that are familiar to your
the cause? Flowers will only be family (“Blood is thicker than water;” “All that glitters is not
gold.”). Consider what these proverbs mean and whether
delivered to the Morristown/ you believe them to be true. Why or why not? Jesus
Morris Plains area. challenges the people of Nazareth by reminding them of old
sayings that seem to have a lot of truth in them. Consider
what these proverbs mean. Ask: What were the proverbs
that Jesus quoted? (Physician, cure yourself; No prophet is
The cost of all orders is $40. Please indicate how many accepted in his native place.) Consider the meaning of these
orders of each you would like to purchase. proverbs and look for examples from your own family life
that show their truth. Consider how your family might accept
one another's wisdom and guidance and not reject the
prophets in your midst.
1 Dozen Red Roses ________________________
RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD: Use one of these
suggestions or one of your own to respond to God’s Word
2 Dozen Mixed Color Roses (no red)____________ this week.
In the home: Have a household meeting to discuss things
that each person can do to better show love to others.
2 Dozen Spring Mix Flowers __________________ In the workplace or in school: Make a commitment to treat
co-workers or classmates in a loving manner.
Where would you like the flowers delivered? In the community: Look for opportunities to lovingly support
those who are in need: physically, emotionally, financially,
Name of recipient__________________________
THE “EYES” HAVE IT: Make eye contact with your
children, then smile and tell them you love them. Eye
Address_________________________________ contact is crucial in the formation of loving bonds. When
you cannot look someone in the eye, it indicates that your
Contact Name_____________________________ feelings for that person may be compromised or ambivalent.
Eye contact also shows sincerity and assures your children
that you are telling the truth.
Contact Phone Number_______________________ ~ From Simple Principles to Raise a Successful Child by
Alex A. Lluch (W.S. Publishing Group, 2007)
LOVE YOUR FAMILIY – BUT DON’T FORGET YOUR
Please make checks payable to “Assumption Church” FRIENDS: A good friend will bring energy and life. Much
as we may love our spouse and children, these relationships
can be draining because there is so much responsibility
Thank you for your support!!
attached to the subjects we talk about. Conversations about
homework completion, jobs, and household projects are
necessary, but they don’t do much for the spirit. A good talk
with a friend that has nothing to do with the minutiae of life
can bring us to a better place. Theologian and physician
Lisa Sullivan Albert Schweitzer said, “In everyone’s life, at some time, our
Youth Minister inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an
encounter with another human being. We need to be
thankful for those people who rekindle the human spirit.”
January 31, 2010
PRAYER CHANGE-UPS: While some families prefer to O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM CONCERT
say the traditional “Bless us O Lord” prayer before dinner AT ST. VIRGIL CHURCH
each evening, other families like a bit more variety. Try SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13—8:00 P.M.
these: Tickets—$10 Per Person
• Pass around a photo of a relative who is sick and each
person prays for him or her. The Harvard Chamber Singers a select, 18-voice ensemble
of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum) are proud to
• Hold hands and sing a song from Mass or recite a present O Magnum Mysterium, a concert of sacred choral
prayer the kids learned in school or religious education.
works from the Franco-Flemish and Spanish Renaissance.
Parent counts to three, then everyone in the family (at
Featuring composers such as Victoria, Dufay, and
once) says something they’re thankful for or someone they
Ockeghem, the program consists of a careful selection of
want to pray for. You might not understand each individual,
timeless music, which promises to showcase the rich and
but God will.
varied compositional techniques of the period. Tickets may
www.aul.org Americans United For be purchased at the doors of the church before the program
Life. News and resources on issues or by calling the St. Virgil Parish Office at 973-538-1418.
relating to the sanctity of all human The concert will be followed by a Valentine Dessert
life, from abortion to rights of reception prepared by the St. Virgil Choir. Proceeds from
conscience to end of life. the concert will be divided between the Mary Byrnes Organ
Restoration Fund and the Interfaith Food Pantry.
12TH ANNUAL PASTA SUPPER AND
LOYOLA HOUSE OF RETREATS
BASKET RAFFLE RELIGIOUS
INVITES YOU TO….
Saturday, February 6 Spend time relaxing, away from business problems, and
Seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. in the family worries; reflect and get a fresh slant on your life;
School Cafeteria pray, to reawaken a sense of the reality of God and to grow
in the precious gift of faith.
Tickets to be sold following all
Masses this weekend in the “Spiritual Marriage”
Community Room. “Praying with Old and New Testament imagery as it
describes our relationship with God”
DON’T MISS OUR BASKET RAFFLE
Fr. Charles Moutenot, S.J.—Retreat Master
AT THE DINNER!!!!! Tuesday through Thursday
February 16 through 18
Ash Wednesday Mid-Week Retreat for Men and Women
consisting of four talks which guide you toward prayer,
optional private consultations, Sacrament of Reconciliation,
SAVE THE DATE AND PLAN TO JOIN US Healing Mass, Rosary, and plenty of time for private prayer.
FOR OUR PARISH MISSION
To register, contact Loyola House of Retreats at 974-539-
What: A Taste of Silence 0740 or email at email@example.com.
When: March 21, 22, 23
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evening LOYOLA DAY OF PRAYER FOR SENIORS
sessions at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a Lenten Day of Prayer at
or Loyola Retreat Center on Thursday,
February 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The
Monday and Tuesday morning session at 9:00 day includes coffee, two Jesuit-led
a.m. Coffee will be served. conferences, lunch, the Sacrament of
Reconciliation and Mass. The fee is $35.
Who: Fr. Carl Arico from Contemplative Outreach
“A Taste of Silence” will give all of us a chance to Invite a friend to this excellent Lenten exercise to prepare
learn about and experience developmental stages of for both the most sorrowful and the most joyous days of the
prayer—from scriptural prayer to contemplation. Christian calendar. It is one of the best things we can do
for ourselves and others. For registration, please call Jane
Bardes at 973-401-0670.
Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time
MORRIS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HELP THE INTERFAITH COUNCIL FOR HOMELESS
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18 at the Habitat Office; one at 6:00 p.m. with a second
session at 7:00 p.m.
HEALTHY AGING PROGRAM
MORRISTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Monday through Friday—8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ARGYLES LENTEN The Healthy Aging Program provides assistance to older
FISH AND CHIP DINNER people and their caregivers by assisting them with finding
FEBRUARY 26 the health care services and community resources that
5:00 to 7:00 P.M. they need to live longer, healthier and more active lives.
MORRIS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
• Do you have questions regarding services for older
Sponsored by the Morris Catholic High School Athletic adults, like home delivered meals or home health care
Booster Club. The dinner includes Argyles famous Fish services?
and Chips, coleslaw, and soda or water. Eat in or take out, • Do you have questions about caregiving or are facing
$15 per adult and $10 per child. challenges as a current caregiver?
• Do you have questions about Medicare, Medicaid,
Advanced ticket sales only, please call 973-627-6674, insurance or financial concerns?
extension 330. All proceeds benefit Morris Catholic Athletic • Do you need information regarding housing options for
Teams. seniors such as Assisted Living Communities or Long
Term Care Facilities?
If you answered YES to any of the above, the Healthy
Aging Program is here for you.
PILGRIMAGE TO Call 973-971-5839 for more information.
PASSION PLAY IN
GERMANY SPRING 2010 FINANCIAL BLESSINGS
Father John will serve as a
spiritual escort for an eleven-day The collection for the weekend of January 23 and 24 totaled
pilgrimage to Oberammergau, $16,116, last year’s total was $16,927. The collection for
Germany for the historic Passion Haiti (through CRS) now totals $15,930.. The second
Play conducted there every ten collection for Religious Retirement totaled $8,258. Thank
years. The group will be you for your continued generosity
departing on May 29 and
returning on June 8, 2010. In addition to Germany, the trip
will include the countries of Switzerland, Austria, and
Liechtenstein with visits to Heidelberg, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Mass Attendance
Salzburg, Munich and Garmisch. A cruise down the Rhine For the Weekend of January 23 and 24
River is also planned. Space is limited and reservations
5:30 p.m. 304
must be made early. For information about this exciting
7:00 a.m. 98
pilgrimage and complete itinerary, please contact Fr. John
8:30 a.m. 175
or stop in the Parish Office to pick-up a brochure. The cost
10:00 a.m. 470
of the pilgrimage, including transportation to and from the
12:15 p.m. 359
airport and airfare is $4,335 double occupancy plus $795
5:30 p.m. 222
for single supplement.
January 31, 2010
The three most important things to have are faith, hope, and love,
But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
If I Have Love. . .
If I could speak in Arabic, French, Dutch and Japanese;
if words rolled off my tongue in any language that I pleased,
but never spoke of love, they would not mean a single thing,
just like an empty thud or hollow bell that will not ring.
If I knew more than others, getting “A’s” on every test,
but never heard of love, I clearly would not know the best.
And if I could make mountains move by wishing it were so
but never wished for love, how could I ever really grow?
If I were kind and generous, donating to the poor,
my clothes, my toys, my games, c.d’s – all this and even more,
as long as I had love, I would not miss a single thing;
for nothing can compare with the true joy that love can bring.
For love is ever-patient; it will always wait for you.
Love is understanding, and won’t judge the things you do.
With love, I can’t be jealous, filled with envy, spite or greed;
with love, I will not brag or wish for things that I don’t need.
For love is never rude; it treats all others with respect.
It doesn’t hold a grudge or let me suffer from neglect.
It always tells the truth; it doesn’t cheat, deceive or lie.
Love always trusts, it always hopes; love always stays nearby!
ã January, 2007