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					                  OCTOBER 14, 2012                                    WAGNER’S DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
               TWENTY-EIGTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                   Shake off the intellectual cobwebs after a summer of rest and
       WIS 7:7-11 HEB 4:12-13 MK 10:17-30 OR 10:17-27 (143)           relaxation by allowing Richard Wagner’s music and philosophy test
                                                                      the boundaries of your mind.
                                                                      Professor Stewart Stehlin of NYU’s Department of History will offer
                                                                      an in-depth examination of Richard Wagner’s psychological tour-
                                                                      de-force. In this the Wagner Bicentennial season, among the many
                                                                      worldwide events Der Ring des Nivelungen,is to be given at the
“Indeed the Word of God is living and effective, sharper
                                                                      Met next Spring as well as on PBS in September. It is one of the
than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul
                                                                      greatest works of Western culture and encompasses such aspects
and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections
                                                                      of life as historical, mythological, and ethical issues.
and thoughts of the heart… Jesus looking at him, loved
                                                                      No technical knowledge of music is necessary. The sessions are
him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell
what you have and give to the poor and you will have                  intended not for those well versed in the operas but for those who
treasure in heaven; then come. Follow me.”                            have little or no knowledge of opera but who would like to know
                                                                      more about opera, Wagner, or the Ring. The works will be
Our reflections are entitled ‘His Word Today.’ They attempt to        examined from a musical, cultural, and historical aspect.
bring what we hear proclaimed and place the Word in our               Besides introductory explanations, on 4 evenings we will listen to
heart, on our lips, yes, even in our laps. I ask myself ‘Do I find    the entire opera recordings following the text in the libretto, with
the Word challenging as a two edged sword? Does it                    accompanying comments by Prof. Stehlin. The libretto (text of the
penetrate, cut up, my ordinary way of thinking? Does the Word         opera) for each session should be read beforehand and brought to
make a difference to me, or make my life different?’                  the sessions. They can be purchased in book or music stores as well
                                                                      as borrowed from the library. The 4 parts are intrinsically
The man who approached Jesus was sincere, but
                                                                      connected and it is best to attend all 4 sessions in order to follow
appropriately challenged. One thing was lacking despite all the
good things he did and Jesus pointed it out to him. As I try to       the evolution of the story to its culmination.
follow Christ, what is the one thing in my life which keeps me        Sessions will be held at the NYU Catholic Center, 58 Washington
from growing in the gift of eternal life? Am I generous to others     Sq. South, and will begin promptly since the evenings will last the
with my time and consideration? Am I able to shed some of             length of each opera as well as introductory remarks.
my material gifts as I express my care for the poor or                Die Gotterdammerung, October 16, 6:00 PM
marginalized? What is the one thing lacking? Who is in need
of me at this moment?
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I am sure we all feel for the man who went away sad. He
missed out on a special invitation. He was unable to act on
                                                                      NOTICE
Jesus’ response to his question. How comfortable am I with                                        th
                                                                      On Monday, September 17 , the 5:30 P.M. Mass was moved to
Jesus’ response?                                                      THE CATHOLIC CENTER AT NYU..TIME CHANGE: The Mass time will
                                                                      be: 5:15 pm, Monday through Friday. The usual weekend masses
HIS WORD TODAY by Rev. William J. Reilly                              will remain here at St. Joseph’s. (ALL THE MASS INTENTIONS
                                                                      REQUESTED WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE 5:15 PM MASS). The
                                                                      Catholic Center at NYU is located opposite the Washington Square
                                                                      Arch at 58 Washington Square South.
               FOR OUR COLLECTION

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       The collection for October 7 was $ 6279 .                      RCIA CLASSES
                       Thank you.                                     The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program started
We encourage you to enroll via the Parish Pay website                 Sunday, September 9 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Candidates should
https://www.parishpay.com/ and click on the St.                       meet by the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church. Are you
Joseph West Village link. Use the paperless way to help               or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic? The first
our ministry.                                                         month will be a month of inquiry for participants to understand the
                                                                      process, and receive some very basic knowledge of the catholic
                                                                      faith. The group will meet every Sunday after the 11:30 mass until
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES                                           Easter. READ MORE ONLINE, or send an email to
  Religious education classes started on, Sept. 16. If you need to    rcia@washingtonsquarecatholic.org.
 register your child(ren), download the registration form. For more
information about this program, plseas contact Thom Sabatelli at
            religioused@washingtonsquarecatholic.org
Catholicism for the Curious                                                                 FEAST DAYS, SCRIPTURES CITATION S & SPECIAL INTENTIONS

                                                                          Saturday, October 13
A series of talks and discussion on the basic elements of the             Gal 3:22-29 Lk 11:27-28 (466)
Catholic Faith. (Led by Fr. Austin and Fr. Allan) at The                  12:10 PM Dr. Joseph Imperato
                                                                            5:30 PM Roy Daniels
Catholic Center (238 Thompson Street) Wednesday evenings                  Sunday, October 14
7:30 pm – 8.30 pm. (All welcome!)                                         Wis 7:7-11 Heb 4:12-13 Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 (143)
                                                                            9:00 AM Aleksandra Schlussman--living
                                                                          11:30 AM Elizabeth Costello
Upcoming topics:                                                          . 6:00 PM Raymond Bonomi
                                                                          Monday, October 15 Saint Teresa of Jesus
17th October-Who sustains me? God the Holy Spirit                         Gal 4:22-24, 26-27,31—5:1 Lk 11:29-32 (467)
                                                                          12:10 PM Nora Harkins--living
                                                                            5:15 PM
24th October-What are the Sacraments of the Church?                       Tuesday, October 16 Saint Hedwig and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
                                                                          Gal 5:1-6 Lk 11:37-41
7th November-What are Baptism and Confirmation?                           12:10 PM Anna Kimble
                                                                            5:15 PM
                                                                          Wednesday, October 17 Saint Ignatius of Antioch
14th November-What is Confession? And “Last Rites”?                       Gal 5:18-25 Lk 11:42-46 (469)
                                                                          12:10 PM Josephine Motto
28th November-What’s different about Catholic marriage?                     5:15 PM
                                                                          Thursday, October 18 Saint Luke
                                                                          2 Tm 4:10-17b, Lk 10:1-9 (661)
5th December-Why is there a priesthood?                                   12:10 PM Alan R. Davey
                                                                            5:15 PM
12th December- What is the Eucharist all about?                           Friday, October 19 Saints John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues and Companions
                                                                          Eph 1:11-14 Lk 12:1-7 (471)
                                                                          12:10 PM Patrick Newman
                                                                            5:15 PM
                                                                          Saturday, October 20 Saint Paul of the Cross
                                                                          Eph 1:15-23 Lk 12:8-12 (472)
                                                                          12:10 PM Bridget Harkens--living
                                                                            5:30 PM Vernon Bonomi- living
                       CHRISTMAS CARDS
                                                                                                   MONTHLY PARISH ACTIVITIES
Christmas cards featuring the painting of Saint Joseph’s are
                                                                                                              Sunday
for sale after each Mass. These attractive limited edition                                                 Children’s Religious
Christmas Cards are available at $2 each or 10 for $15. The               10:00 AM                                                               Casserly
                                                                                                           Studies
profit on the sale of these cards will be put towards the                 10:00 AM                         Scripture Discussion                  Library
remaining $31,000 needed for the installation of our handicap
                                                                                                           Roman Forum
elevator.                                                                 2:30 PM
                                                                                                           Lectures
                                                                                                                                                 Casserly

                                                                          7:00 PM                                                                Casserly/R
                                                                                                           Grad Law
                                                                                                                                                 ectory
                                                                                                             Monday
                   ST. JOSEPH’S POLO SHIRTS                               6:30 PM                          Centering Prayer                      Church
                                                                                                           YACHT Club for                        Casserly/Li
                                                                          7:00 PM
We now have size small available in light blue as well as                                                  Young Adults                          brary
                                                                                                             Tuesday
medium and x-large for $30.
                                                                          7:00 PM                          Aquinas Circle of                     Casserly/Li
                                                                                                           Undergraduates                        brary
                                                                                                            Wednesday
                                                                          6:30 PM                          Korean Catholic                       Casserly/Li
As we draw closer to Election Day, let us consider “The Right to Life                                      Students                              brary
and the Dignity of the Human Person” as presented in Faithful                                              Lenten Confirmation
                                                                                                                                                 1st Floor
Citizenship (45): “Catholic teaching about the dignity of life calls us   7:30 PM                                                                Back
                                                                                                           Class
                                                                                                                                                 Parlor
to oppose torture, unjust war, and the use of the death penalty; to                                          Thursday
prevent genocide and attacks against noncombatants; to oppose             6:30 PM 1st /mo                  Pax Christi Bd Mtg                    PCMNY
racism; and to overcome poverty and suffering.”                           7:00 PM                                                                Casserly/Li
                                                                                                           Newman Club
                                                                                                                                                 brary
                                                                                                                                                 1st Floor-
In this light, the Metro New York Religious Campaign against              7:00PM                           Scripture Study                       Back
Torture invites you to “Solitary Confinement: New York’s Hidden                                                                                  Parlor
Problem,” a panel discussion with Sr. Marion Defeis, former Rikers                                             Friday
Island prison chaplain; a former incarcerated woman who                   6:00 PM 1st/mo                   Novena/ Sacred Heart                  Church
experienced solitary confinement; and members of the legal and civil
liberties community. October 17, 2012, 6:30-8:30 PM, All Souls                                                Saturday
Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue near 80thStreet. Light refreshments.
                                                                           10:00-3:00 PM                   Soup Kitchen                          Casserly
Free.                                                                     12:30 PM 1st/mo                  Blessing of the Sick                  Church

                                                                          6:00 PM                          Alcoholics Anonymous                  Casserly
~~Pax Christi Metro New York

				
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