AUGUST 21, 2011
MASS INTENTIONS & SERVICES FOR THE WEEK
Mon: 8:30 Intention of Celebrant
Tue. 8:30 AM Rachel & William Houle
R/B Houle Family LOOKING AHEAD TO CHRISTMAS
Weds 8:30 AM Mary Ann Scotillo New Beginnings for the Alternative Gift Fair
R/B Roseann & Mike Scotillo The Social Concerns Office is looking for a volunteer,
Thu. 8:30 AM Tony Manzella a group of interested parishioners, confirmation class or
R/B Wife & Family ministry group to reactivate the Alternative Gift Fair.
Fri. 8:30 AM Mary Jane Mueller The Alternative Gift Fair has been a holiday gift
R/B Paulette Matis program offered at our parish several weeks before
Sat. 8:30 AM Conchetta Ferrigno Christmas. For sale have been Fair Trade items such as
R/B Letso Family coffee, chocolates, crafts and gourmet foods. In addition,
4:45 PM Eric Joseph money donations to various organizations are collected in
R/B Rosemarie & John Lathrop exchange for a gift card. For example, you donate $25 to
Sun: 7:15 AM Robert Rettberg Doctors Without Borders, and you are given a gift card to
R/B Cousin give to a family member or friend in lieu of a Christmas
9:30 AM Nicholas Puzino gift.
R/B Pennacchio Family There are many opportunities as well as directions the
11:30 AM Nicholas Boris Alternative Gift Fair could take here in our Parish. If you
R/B Mom & Dad have some ideas or a desire to run with a volunteer
6:00 PM For the People of the Parish opportunity (close to home!), please call Michelle of
Social Concerns. This is a very worthwhile cause and
touches many, many people in many organizations.
August 21, 2011 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Please contact Michelle at 908-3141 x 225 or
"Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
repaid?" - Romans 11:35
St. Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We HELP NEEDED
cannot give the Lord anything, because God already To keep our Grocery Card Ministry active and viable, we
owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is need additional volunteers to help sell cards after Mass.
return a portion of God's many gifts back to Him. The The immediate need is for the 6:00 PM Mass, but
good steward does this with gratitude. additional help is needed for all the masses. Please
consider volunteering. It only takes about 15 additional
minutes after Mass. For more information please contact
SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY Monica McDevitt at email@example.com or at
Jeremiah 20:7-9 Romans 12:1-2 908-874-3141 x 237.
THERE WILL BE NO 6:00 PM MASS I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to St.
on the following Sundays in 2011: Joseph ’s Parish Community.
September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) First, for all the prayers that were said for me
November 27 (Thanksgiving Weekend) before, during, and after my open heart surgery. Please
know that I could feel those prayers, which gave me such
comfort and strength.
SUMMER HEALING PRAYER SCHEDULE Second, once again for all the delicious meals
Healing prayer will be offered after that I have received for so many weeks. It is so nice to
4:45 PM Mass on Saturday, August 20 have dinner ready and know it was cooked and delivered
and 9:30 AM Mass on Sundays, August 21. by my parish friends.
Pray for your needs or the needs of someone else. Third, but not at all least, for the beautiful, hand-
All prayer requests are kept in strictest confidence. made card I received from the children of St. Joseph ’s. It
meant so much to me.
NEW PARISHIONER REGISTRATION God Bless You All.
Sunday, August 21, in Hospitality Room
12:35 PM, immediately following 11:30 AM Mass S/ Maryanne Calandra
AUGUST 21, 2011
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HELP WANTED
Jim Jungels ext 224 Maura Graber ext 227 CCD Teacher Positions Open for Next Year
Job Requirements: Willingness to start someone on
their life journey with Christ. A priceless gift you can give
someone. (We’ll help you with the rest.) Mark
Monday, August 22, at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
in the Hospitality Room
on your calendar for an intro meeting on the “hidden
treasures” of Religious Ed teaching.
RAINBOWS Hosted by Ray Garcia and Anthony Monticchio, this
Rainbows for All God’s Children is a support group for 1-hour event is for anyone who has been thinking of
children going through the stages of loss and grief due to teaching but doesn’t quite know how to get started. Bring
a divorce or a death in the family. We have trained adult your questions and curiosity, we’ll do the rest. Our focus
facilitators who work with each of our groups. This year is on discovery; you will not in any way be committing to
we are happy to announce that we will offer Rainbows teach by attending this meeting.
during the Fall. There will be six sessions beginning Refreshments will be served.
Thursday October 6 and ending before Thanksgiving
with a week off during school break. Please contact Jim Early years: “A rose can say „I love you,‟
Jungels at 908-874-3141 x224 for registration information Orchids can enthrall,
or for more information about the program. But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Yes, that says it all.”
STILL NEEDED FOR CCD -Author unknown
Sunday, Grade 3 Teachers;
Tuesday 5:00 PM: Aides/co-teachers for grades 2, 3, 4 & Middle years:
5 and babysitters; “While we try to teach our children all about life,
Tuesday 7:15 PM: Grade 7 teacher and several aides for Our children teach us what life is all about.”
various classes; - Angela Schwindt
Thursday 4:00 PM: Aides for grades 2, 3 & 4 and Confirmation years:
babysitters; “There‟s nothing that can help you understand your
Thursday 6:00 PM: Teachers grades 5, 6 & 7; aides for beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive
grades 2 & 4 and babysitters. child.” - Frank A. Clark
TEACHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
***Methods Workshop for all teachers at the diocesan
center on August 27.
***Teacher Meeting for the start of our program on
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
September 20 at 7:30 PM. Chrystal Gibson (908) 874-3141 ext. 228
***Teacher in-service with our publisher’s consultant on firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 22. http://stjosephsparish.com/Youth.php
See information in next column about a special
teacher Information meeting. ICE SKATING
August 26 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM - RSVP by August 23
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN
The Diocese requires all persons over the age of 18 who YOU MUST RSVP.
have contact with children to be fingerprinted and WE NEED TO KNOW IF WE HAVE ENOUGH SEATS!
complete VIRTUS training before beginning to work/meet You can just e-mail Crystal to RSVP and bring your
with children. They must also complete a volunteer permission slip with you
information packet which is kept on file. If you are
thinking of helping in the fall, please make arrangements
to complete these requirements ASAP. Things really TRAVEL OR VACATION PLANS?
back up at the start of the school year. Last year, we To find a church, its location and Mass schedule, go to
were delayed as we had to wait for fingerprints and www.MassTimes.org or call 410-676-6000.
VIRTUS completion! Please help us avoid this!!
AUGUST 21, 2011
SILVER & GOLD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
You are warmly invited to celebrate your 25 or 50
Michelle Laffoon ext 225 Wedding Anniversary at a special Evening Prayer
email@example.com Service in St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen. Renew your
marriage vows and receive a personalized certificate
CAN YOU HELP? from Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski
A local Girl Scout is working to earn her Gold Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 PM
Award by collecting items for the Somerset Resource Application forms are available at the parish or from
Center for Women and Children. This organization www.diometuchen.org/deptsministries/family-
provides shelter and resources to women and children life/marriage-enrichment.For information call the Family
displaced from their homes due to violence and abuse. Life Office/Diocese of Metuchen (732)562-1990 ext.
Social Concerns and other parish organizations have 1624. Forms must be signed by the pastor and returned
long worked to support their efforts. The Girl Scout will to the Family Life Office by the parish office until
set up a cabinet at the Resource Center with various Saturday, October 1. A confirmation letter will be sent
emergency supplies for women and children in crisis. once your application has been processed.
You can help by donating new items from the
lists below. Collection bins will be in the memorial hallway
between the Church and the Parish Center from August 2011 FLAME OF CHARITY DINNER
13 – September 18, 2011. Please contact Nicole Thursday, October 27, 2011
Gambardella if you have any questions at Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick
firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-281-9755. Susan A. Feeney, Esq. will be honored as Humanitarian
of the Year and Marianne C. Majewski, LCSW honored
Back to School Items: as Community Servant.
Pencils, crayons, markers, tablets of paper, The proceeds from this event help support the many
backpacks, glue, rulers. social service programs of Catholic Charities, Diocese of
Food Items: Metuchen, including homeless shelters, health clinics,
Pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, youth programs and low income housing. The Flame of
cereal, rice. Charity Dinner Committee is proud of what has been
Household Needs: accomplished over the years and this could not have
Laundry detergent, hand soap, shampoo, happened without the generosity and continued support
conditioner, baby shampoo, paper products. of people like you. Please contact us at 732-562-2438 for
more information on underwriting and sponsorships or to
Thank you for your help! order tickets. You may also visit the website at
NEW PROGRAM PROVIDES RENTAL ASSISTANCE
The Somerset County Homelessness Trust Fund CAN YOU SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?
Rental Assistance Program will provide up to 12 months
Retrouvaille – a lifeline for troubled marriages
of rental assistance and case management to help clients
If your marriage has become unloving and
increase their chances of maintaining permanent housing
uncaring, or if your relationship has grown cold and
within Somerset County. The program will provide a
distant, if you are thinking of separation or divorce, or if
monthly subsidy to pay the difference between household
you are already separated or divorced, but both of you
rent and 30 percent of the client’s income. The maximum
wish to try again – then the RETROUVAILLE program
subsidy provided to a household is $300 per month.
may help you.
An applicant must be able to demonstrate that
RETROUVAILLE (Rediscovery), sponsored by
he/she will be able to afford the housing without rental
the Family Life Office, is a weekend experience for
assistance within 12 months. In order to qualify, all adult
couples (no group discussions) with six follow-up
members of the household must be employed, have a
formal lease and be within specific income limits. In
The next program begins the weekend of
addition, they must be willing to accept case
September 16-18, 2011. All inquiries are confidential. For
management services that are deemed necessary for
further information please call the Family Life Office
one to maintain permanent housing.
(days) at 732-562-1990 x 1624 or Tom & Pat McTague at
Applicants who meet the criteria will be served on
a first-come basis after being screened by the County
Community Development Office. For more information
call the office at 908-541-5756.
AUGUST 21, 2011
MOUNT ST. MARY HOUSE OF PRAYER WEEKLY CALENDAR:
Sunday, August 21 Healing Prayer after 9:30 AM Mass
1651 U.S. Highway 22Watchung, NJ 07069-6587 12:35 PM New Parishioner Registration HR
(908) 753-2091 email@example.com Monday, August 22
Registration required for all programs. Tuesday, August 23
Wednesday, August 24
7:00 PM Folk MR
HEARTS CENTERED IN GOD: 8:00 PM K of C HR
Welcoming You to a Deeper Spirituality Thursday, August 25
Year-long adult contemporary spirituality program 7:00 PM Choir C/MR
Friday, August 26
For more information, contact us now! Program begins 5:00 PM Youth Min. Camping
September 27. Limited to 16 - Register early! 8:00 PM AA HR
Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28
(N) Nursery, (BSC) Blessed Sacrament Chapel (C) Church, (PH)
Parish Hall, (HR) Hospitality Room, (CR) Conference Room, (MR)
Music Room, (YMR) Youth Ministry Room. (PL) Pastor’s Library
Please note that the calendar above is based on the dates that are
CRAFTERS WANTED listed on the main parish calendar at the time of printing. Events not
3rd Annual Craft Show listed on the parish calendar are not listed here, not are any changes
that occur after the bulletin has been sent to the printer.
sponsored by Sgt. John Basilone Columbiettes
October 8, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Indoors at St. Ann's School in Raritan, NJ.
Bake Sale…Door Prizes
50% of Proceeds will be donated to St. Ann's Church. GOING TO RUTGERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK?
Please contact Cheryl on (908) 722-6993 for details. The Catholic Center at Rutgers, 84 Somerset Street on
the College Avenue Campus, is looking forward to
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: welcoming you to the New Brunswick/Piscataway
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions campuses. Please note the following information:
Presentation by Barbara DeAngelis, M.S. Mass Schedule
Alzheimer’s Association Sunday Masses:
Thursday, August 25 12:00 PM Busch Student Center, Room 120ABC
Light Dinner: 6:00 PM Program 6:15 – 7:15 PM 8:00 PM St. Peter Church, 94 Somerset St. CAC
The Avalon at Hillsborough, 393 Amwell Road 9:00 PM Cook Campus Center, G.H. Cook Room
RSVP: 908-874-7200 10:00 PM Livingston Student Center, Rm. 202ABC
Daily Mass (Monday – Friday):
12:15 PM Catholic Center Chapel (located in the
Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 PM:
Welcoming Barbeque. Livingston
Thursday, September 1, Tailgate 5:30 PM:
PANCREATIC CANCER WALK: NCC at RU
For the Love of Joan Friday, September 2, 8:00 PM, Catholic Center:
We are looking for people to join our team and support an Card Sharks & Big Gamers
amazing cause. We, the family and friends of Joan Monday, September 5, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM:
Russo-Small, a deceased parishioner of St. Joseph, will Beach Trip
be walking in her honor for the 5 year in the Lustgarten Tuesday, September 6 , First Spirit Nite:
Pancreatic Cancer Walk in Bridgewater, NJ on Saturday, Topic “I Will Survive” – learn how to make it at
September 18, 2011 @10:00 AM. Our team, “For the Rutgers.
Love of Joan”, is always looking for new members to walk Thursday, September 8, 6:00 PM:
with us and help raise money for this worthy cause. If Welcoming BBQ, C/D
you are interested in joining our team, or for more Check us out at the Involvement Fair on August 30!!!!!
information about donating, please go to Visit us online at www.catholic-center.rutgers.edu
http://www.bridgewaterwalk.kintera.org or contact
Kathleen at (201)286-0982. Team T-shirts will be
provided to all participants.
AUGUST 21, 2011