SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

  MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES FOR THE WEEK                                   WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Mon: 8:30 AM Intention of Celebrant                        …someone to organize our Annual Spaghetti Supper
Tue.  8:30 AM Shirley Stolz                                tentatively scheduled in February before Lent. We have
      R/B Husband & Family                                 mentors who will provide lots of guidance and TLC, as
Wed. 8:30 AM Tony Manzella                                 well as volunteers to help with the work and lots of
      R/B Carol Haefs                                      Confirmation kids ready to wait tables and fulfill service
Thu.  8:30 AM Intention of Celebrant                       hours. For many years, this has been one of the most
Fri.  8:30 AM Mary Zack                                    popular and well-attended events at our parish. It is an
      R/B Daughter & Family                                evening of good food, good company and good fun for
Sat.  8:30 AM Stephen Schott                               the entire family. Won’t you prayerfully consider stepping
      R/B Herdje Family                                    forward and helping our parish community? Perhaps you
      4:45 PM Robert Thompson                              and some friends would be willing to share the labor and
      R/B Terry Kwiatek                                    co-chair? Please call Dorothy at ext 222 if you are
Sun.  7:15 AM For the People of the Parish                 interested or need more information.
      9:30 AM Darrin SanFillippo                           AND A BIG “THANK YOU”
      R/B Letso Family                                     …to everyone in the past who has helped to make these
      11:30 AM Joseph Donnelly                             suppers so successful. We are most grateful for the
      R/B Bonanni Family                                   generous sharing of your time and energy.
      6:00 PM Mary & Walter Zack
      R/B Daughter & Family

24th- Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 13, 2009
Each of us carries our own personal cross, but the
second reading today stresses that Christianity is not a
private relationship between me and God. It includes the   The family of Hector Velazquez, a Saint Joseph
care of others. (See James 3).                                                th
                                                           parishioner and 6 grade CCD teacher, is reaching out to
                                                           his neighbors, friends and caring individuals in the
     SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY                    Christian community to help find a living kidney donor
               Wisdom 2:12, 17-20                          that would match his blood type. We know that we are
                 James 3:16-4:3                            looking for a real hero.
                  Mark 9:30-37                             Anything you can do to help the family find a donor is
                                                           greatly appreciated. Please contact The Renal
                      ADORATION                            Coordinator at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at 973
        Friday, September 18 7:00 – 11:00 PM               926-7555 with any questions and/or interest.
               Blessed Sacrament Chapel                    God Bless You!
You are invited to come and sit in quiet prayer or
meditation before the Lord for any length of time during
these hours.                                                               BOOK SALE
                     HEALING PRAYER                                   Sunday, September 20
           After all masses September 19 & 20                                 at the Parish Picnic
   Pray for yourself or the needs of someone you love.
        All prayers offered in strictest confidence.             Sponsored by the High School Youth Ministry
                                                                        Choose from a wide assortment of
                                                                   gently used hard covers and paperbacks.
         NEW PARISHIONER REGISTRATION                          Good books…great prices…gargantuan bargains!
        Sunday, September 20, Hospitality Room             Proceeds will be used to help defray the costs for
    12:35 PM, immediately following 11:30 AM Mass          Catholic Heart Work Camp, a social justice project that
             Call Carol at ext. 221 to register.           our kids will attend where they will put their faith into
Our parish family welcomes you and we hope you will be     action by working to help the needy.
happy here at St. Joseph.
                                          SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

                                                                           CYM BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
            SOCIAL CONCERNS                                      We are pleased to announce that it is now time to register
     Michelle Laffoon           908-874-3141, ext 236            for the 2009 – 2010 season. The program is open to all
                                                                 boys and girls of the parish entering grades 1-12. To
Hospice & Home Care Volunteers Needed:                           register your child, please visit our website at
WHAT: Free training to volunteer with the Visiting Nurse
                                                        There will
Association of Somerset Hills.
                                                                 be no in person registration this year. Please register
WHEN: Tuesdays, September 29 – November 3
                                                                 prior to September 30, 2009. St. Joseph Blue Storm
(six consecutive weeks) 11:30 – 2:30 PM.
                                                                 shooting shirts can be ordered at this time. Ordering
WHERE: VNA Headquarters
                                                                 instructions can also be found on the website. Any
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge
                                                                 questions can be directed to or
(near Rt. 287, exit 26B)
Participants may bring a bag lunch. Beverages and
snacks provided.
                                                                     THOMAS MERTON INTRODUCTORY MEETING
HOW: Contact Anne Kelleher, manager of volunteers at
                                                                       Monday, October 5, 7:30 PM, Hospitality Room
(908) 766-0180, ext. 118 or
                                                                 Although Thomas Merton died more than 40 years ago,
Pre-registration required.
                                                                 his spiritual writings are widely read by people all over the
        The VNA of Somerset Hills offers a wide range of
                                                                 world. At this first gathering we will discuss the format of
home health services throughout Somerset and Morris
                                                                 our future meetings and what we hope to accomplish.
counties. Men and women hospice and home care
                                                                 Suggestions are welcome and no previous reading or
volunteers are needed to help with groceries or errands,
                                                                 knowledge of Merton is necessary. All are welcome.
read to a patient, go for a walk with a patient, write letters
                                                                 Please let Dorothy know if you are interested by
and provide company and conversation. The training
                                                                 contacting her at ext 222 or
program will be conducted by VNA staff and guest
speakers and will cover issues confronting hospice and
non-hospice patients and their families, as well as the            HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
volunteer’s role in hospice and home care.                                Chrystal Gibson: 908-874-3141 ext. 232
                   Friday, September 18                                       CATHOLIC HEART WORKCAMP
               Meet at our parish at 11:30 AM                                       Introductory Meeting
           75-mile scenic route to New Hope, PA.                        Sunday, September 13, 7:00 PM in Parish Hall
         $25.00 minimum (tax deductible) donation                                        th   th
                                                                 All students (grades 9 -12 ) who are interested in
If interested please contact Carmine Nuzzollo at                 attending next year’s Catholic HEART Workcamp are
908-874-3141 X 229 or                   encouraged to attend this meeting. Parents are welcome
Non-riders may make a donation to IHN/SC*. Bring                 to join us and light refreshments will be provided.
checks to our parish to the attention of Carmine. He will
present all of our parish donations at the beginning of the              BOOK SALE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
race in Somerville.                                                                                               th
                                                                     At the Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 20 !
                                                                       Please Sign Up to help work the Book Sale!
                                                                      Contact Chrystal Gibson for more information
             Jim Jungels                ext 224
             Marybeth Kolodney          ext 227                   JUNIOR YOUTH MINISTRY                    Grades 7 & 8
                                                                           Chrystal Gibson: 908-874-3141 ext. 232
Teachers Needed: Due to increased enrollment, we are       
in need of many more teachers and aides for all grades
on all days. Training and support will be provided.                                    MOVIE NIGHT
                                                                              Saturday, September 19, 2009
Volunteers in the Program:                                               7:00 PM – 9:30 PM        Hospitality Room
MUST complete a background check and VIRTUS                              Bring your friends for pizza and a movie!
training BEFORE classes begin. Packets are available
outside of Marybeth’s office in the Rel. Ed. area.                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
                                                                   Teens and Parents are needed to help work at the
                                                                  Games area during the parish picnic on September 20.
                                                                     Contact Chrystal Gibson for more information
                                        SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

                 CARE GIVING OPTIONS                          A petition to preserve the definition of marriage as the
       Monday, September 21, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM                union of one man and one woman will be available to
                      Hospitality Room                        sign after all masses on the next two weekends. Signed
Ella Furlong, MA, from Bridgeway Senior Healthcare -          petitions from all churches in the diocese will be
Avalon Assisted Living, will speak about the various care     presented to the members of the NJ General Assembly
giving options which are available to seniors and/or their    and Senate.
caregivers. In addition to the information she will share,
there will be plenty of time for your questions. The                     2009 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
meeting is open to both the caregiver and the senior, as                       Because We Are Church
well as anyone else who might be interested.                  This week marks the beginning of the 2009 Bishop’s
                                                              Annual Appeal, the campaign to fund the pastoral,
             GIFTS DISCOVERY WORKSHOP                         educational and charitable ministries of the Diocese of
Facilitated by Sue Mantarro of the Diocesan Stewardship       Metuchen. This year’s theme, Because We Are Church,
Office, this workshop will help parish faith formation        reminds us that “church” is more than a building, it is the
leaders to recognize and call forth the gifts of the parish   “people of God” working together to carry on the mission
community.                                                    of Jesus Christ. Please take time to read the information
Offered from 6:45PM- 9:00 PM at two locations:                packet that will reach your mailbox this week and
Wednesday, September 16 at the St. John Neumann               prayerfully consider a sacrificial donation. Thank you.
Center in Piscataway, and Thursday, September 24 at
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bernardsville.                              CRAFTERS & VENDORS WANTED
Please contact Mary Clinton at 732.562.1990 x 1309 or         Auten Road Intermediate School HSA is holding a for more information.                Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00AM –
                                                              2:00 PM. Please contact Lisa Cavagnaro at 908-369-
                 DIOCESAN PROGRAMS                            0477 or e-mail at for further details.
The following program has been previously advertised in
our bulletin. Please see our parish webpage for back           INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET & CRAFT SHOW
copies of the bulletin or check for                              Rain or Shine
more information. You may also call the contact person               Saturday, September 26            9 AM – 2 PM
listed:                                                                 VFW Hall, Washington Avenue, Manville
                                                                               Breakfast/Lunch Available.
INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP                                     Benefits Manville First Aid & Rescue Squad; Cash for
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM                   Gold staff will be present to buy your unwanted gold.
Diocesan Center. Contact Amy Sherlock at 908-500-1695         For info, tables or rentals, call 908-725-1246 or
or                                     908-725-2386. Cash for gold info: 908-722-9079

           BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP:                         WEEKLY CALENDAR:
                                                              Sunday, September 13
     Meets the 3rd Friday of every month at 7:30 PM           7:00 PM           Catholic Heart Mtg.                    PH
           Sacred Heart Church, South Plainfield              Monday, September 14
Next meeting: September 18th, 7:30 PM, in the annex           7:00 PM           VIRTUS Training                        HR
building located behind the school. If your loss is recent    Tuesday, September 15
                                                              Wednesday, September 16
or long past, you are most welcome. For more                  7:00 PM           Folk                                   C/MR
information contact Sr. Kathleen 908-756-0633 ext. 42.        Thursday, September 17
                                                              7:00 PM           Choir                                  C/MR
                                                              Friday, September 18
                                                              7:00 – 11:00 PM   Adoration                              BSC
    1651 U.S. Highway 22Watchung, NJ 07069-6587               8:00 PM           AA                                     HR
    (908) 753-2091                        Saturday, September 19
         Registration required for all programs.              7:00 PM           Jr. Youth Movie Night                  HR
                                                              Sunday, September 20        Healing Prayer after all Masses
                                                              12:35 PM          New Parishioner Registration HR
PERSONAL RETREAT DAY                                          1:00 – 5:00 PM    Family Picnic                Parish Grounds
Wednesday, September 16, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.
A personal quiet day to enjoy God’s presence. Day
                                                              (N) Nursery, (BSC) Blessed Sacrament Chapel (C) Church, (PH) Parish
begins with communal prayer. Bring bag lunch. ($20)           Hall, (HR) Hospitality Room, (CR) Conference Room, (MR) Music
                                                              Room, (YMR) Youth Ministry Room. (PL) Pastor’s Library
SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

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