Going On Vacation?

This summer, we pray you will have some quiet and restful time that includes the love, joy and peace of being with family and friends. Please consider that St. Joseph Church continues to be open for Mass, numerous activities and the Sacraments. During these summer months your generosity through Faith Direct, our electronic giving program, can help provide the consistent resources we need to operate our parish and ministries. Visit faithdirect.net and use our church code: NJ486. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!

“A time for sorrow….”

Please pray for those who have died, especially Mary Viscuse, Robert Thomas Fagan, Robert Willerford, and the beloved deceased of our parish.

“A time to be healed….”

Prayers for those who are ill: Julia Callaghan, Rose Maselli, Anna Passero, Richard Florentino, Zeny Gonzaga, Kathleen Keenan, Faith Nzegwu, Marisa Robertazzi, Victoria Cioffi, Lorraine Peters, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Carmina Cabiltes, Myra Mariano, Louise Manning, Cathy Spagnuolo, Carmen Pereira, Alma Rivera, Linda Salazar, Ryan Cabiltes, Justin Cabiltes, Foula Lembesis, Alfonso Rivera, Mercedes Rivera, Ann Whelan, Allison Hughes, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Durecia Watley, Marie Fierro, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner, Connie Thomas.

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for

Americo Sica, gift of the Rega Family.

A BIG THANK YOU TO DAISY GIRL SCOUT TROOP 20563!

Last Friday, the Daisy Girl Scout troop at Gregory School delivered 16 bags of groceries for the St. Joseph Food Pantry! According to Troop Co-leader Spring Lacey, the girls decided to use part of the profits from this year’s cookie sale on a service project. Last month, she gave them the list of most needed items from the parish website, and they did a group shopping trip to Shop Rite. Each girl had $20 to spend on items from the list that she wanted to buy. They talked about why people need food and the circumstances that could lead a family to be in need, why the items on the items were on the list (nonperishable), and they practiced their math skills while they shopped. Thank you to Ms. Lacey and all the girls for their kindness and caring for those in need!

Masses for the Week of July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14

8:30 am George Tolosa

5:00 pm Deceased Members of the Caprio & Maulano Families

Sunday, July 15

7:30 am Philip Kayanayamplackal, John & Aley Kinattukara, John Kinattukara,

Abraham & Claramma Vallikkunnel

9:15 am Bruce Arlett

11:30 am Mary Gryszko

6:00 pm Special Intention – 35th Wedding Anniversary of

Mark & Katy Rylan

Monday, July 16 – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

8:30 am Minette Grosso McKenna

Tuesday, July 17

8:30 am Mary Alexis Salinas

12:00 pm Shirley Giffhorn

Wednesday, July 18 – St. Camillus de Lellis

8:30 am Mary Gryszko – 1st Anniversary

Thursday, July 19

8:30 am Special Intention of Bill Narduzzi

Friday, July 20 – St. Apollinaris

8:30 am People of the Parish

Saturday, July 21 – St. Lawrence of Brindisi

8:30 am Catarina Florio & Maria Rosaria Florio

5:00 pm Peter Hughes

Sunday, July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Laura Myers

9:15 am Lucia Salese

11:30 am Patti Craig

6:00 pm Paz Miranda

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Is 1:10-17; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 10:34 – 11:1

Tuesday: Is 7:1-9; Ps 48:2-8; Mt 11:20-24

Wednesday: Is 10:5-7, 13b-16; Ps 94:5-10, 14-15; Mt 11:25-27

Thursday: Is 26:7-9, 12, 16-19; Ps 102:13-14ab, 15-21; Mt 11:28-30

Friday: Is 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Is 38:10-12abcd, 16; Mt 12:1-8

Saturday: Mi 2:1-5; Ps 10:1-4, 7-8, 14; Mt 12:14-21

Sunday: Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA

Friday, July 13, 2018

Our Lady's Blue Army Shrine, Asbury, N.J.

Experience the 150-acre scenic beauty and serenity of our outdoor shrine. The day begins at 10:30 a.m. with Confessions; 12 p.m. Outdoor Rosary Procession; 12:30 p.m. Speaker: Rev. Joshua Caswell, S.J.C.; 1 p.m. Holy Mass Celebrant: Most Rev. Joseph Perry; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet. Visit the Holy House USA containing the largest piece of tree upon which Our Lady stood, altar from Tuy, stone from Loreto. Visit the Angel Tabernacle carved according to the description of the Angel of Portugal by the Fatima seers. For more information, visit bluearmy.com or call 908-689-1700. Our Lady’s Blue Army Shrine is located at 674 Mountain View Road East, Asbury, N.J.

MISSION APPEAL

Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15

Each year, the Society of the Propagation of the Faith Office for our Archdiocese sends a representative of his/her missionary group to speak about the ministry of proclaiming the GOOD NEWS of God’s loving kindness in foreign lands. At all Masses next weekend, we will have a missionary speak and take a special collection. Please be as generous as you can.

“A time to be healed….”

Prayers for those who are ill: Julia Callaghan, Rose Maselli, Anna Passero, Richard Florentino, Zeny Gonzaga, Kathleen Keenan, Faith Nzegwu, Marisa Robertazzi, Victoria Cioffi, Lorraine Peters, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Carmina Cabiltes, Myra Mariano, Louise Manning, Cathy Spagnuolo, Carmen Pereira, Alma Rivera, Linda Salazar, Ryan Cabiltes, Justin Cabiltes, Foula Lembesis, Alfonso Rivera, Mercedes Rivera, Ann Whelan, Allison Hughes, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Durecia Watley, Marie Fierro, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner.

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for

Giuseppina Marino, gift of the Rega Family

HELP WANTED

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Have some light office experience? Like children? We are looking for someone to help in the Religious Ed. office ten hours a week from September through June. While hours are flexible, there are times that your presence would be necessary. If interested, please call the office at 973-669-8331 for more information.

We are losing several catechists this year, including Jack and Marguerite Gavarny, who have been with the program for a long time, whose catechetical ministry is deepening in other areas and who have been greatly generous with their time and talent on behalf of our children. (Thanks you two so much!) Being a catechist means sharing your faith and walking with our children as they grow in their friendship with Jesus. It also helps us to grow in our own faith. Please consider volunteering either for our Sunday morning program or our older children on Tuesday evenings. Call the Religious Ed. office for more information.

Masses for the Week of July 8, 2018

Saturday, July 7

8:30 am Fermina Dario

5:00 pm William & Margaret Holley

Sunday, July 8

7:30 am Joseph Shanahan

9:15 am Lucia Salese

11:30 am Andrea Grieco

6:00 pm Paul O’Rourke

Monday, July 9 – St. Augustine Zhao Rong

8:30 am Bill Hess

Tuesday, July 10

8:30 am People of the Parish

12:00 pm Franklyn Grosso

Wednesday, July 11 – St. Benedict

8:30 am Marilyn McGuire

Thursday, July 12

8:30 am Margaret Gorzelnik

Friday, July 13 – St. Henry

8:30 am Special Intention of Stephanie Szperlak

Saturday, July 14 – St. Kateri Tekakwitha

8:30 am George Tolosa

5:00 pm Deceased Members of the Caprio & Maulano Families

Sunday, July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Philip Kayanayamplackal, John & Aley Kinattukara, John Kinattukara,

Abraham & Claramma Vallikkunnel

9:15 am Bruce Arlett

11:30 am Mary Gryszko

6:00 pm Special Intention – 35th Wedding Anniversary of Mark & Katy Rylan

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Hos 2:16, 17b-18, 21-22; Ps 145:2-9; Mt 9:18-26

Tuesday: Hos 8:4-7, 11-13; Ps 115:3-10; Mt 9:32-38

Wednesday: Hos 10:1-3, 7-8, 12; Ps 105:2-7; Mt 10:1-7

Thursday: Hos 11:1-4, 8c-9; Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16; Mt 10:7-15

Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Ps 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17; Mt 10:16-23

Saturday: Is 6:1-8; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mt 10:24-33

Sunday: Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-14; Eph 1:3-14 [3-10]; Mk 6:7-13

“HELLO HIGH SCHOOL”

July 16 – 20, 2018

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mother Seton Regional High School

One Valley Road, Clark, N.J.

 

Calling ALL high school freshmen! Sharpen your English and Math skills – be one step ahead in September! Open to boys and girls entering 9th grade at any high school. This experience will teach and review the basics that strengthen both English and Math skills. A $250 registration fee covers both classes. For info and registration, please visit motherseton.org.

“A time to be healed….”

Prayers for those who are ill: Julia Callaghan, Rose Maselli, Anna Passero, Richard Florentino, Zeny Gonzaga, Kathleen Keenan, Faith Nzegwu, Marisa Robertazzi, Victoria Cioffi, Lorraine Peters, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Carmina Cabiltes, Myra Mariano, Louise Manning, Cathy Spagnuolo, Carmen Pereira, Alma Rivera, Linda Salazar, Ryan Cabiltes, Justin Cabiltes, Foula Lembesis, Alfonso Rivera, Mercedes Rivera, Ann Whelan, Allison Hughes, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Durecia Watley, Marie Fierro, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner, Connie Thomas

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine

offering this week are for

Alex Dominguez, gift of the Flaherty Family.

Welcome to Fr. John Opara!

Welcome to Fr. John Opara! He will be in residence, serving St. Joseph Church from now until August 31. Fr. John is from Nigeria, and he will be assisting Fr. Dominick with Sunday and weekday Masses as well as other ministries in the parish. Our faith community is blessed to have him!

A CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

 

Thursday Evenings in Summer, 2018

Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

 

The lecture series given by Msgr. Richard Liddy, Director of the Center for Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University, continues on Thursdays in the summer at 7 p.m.; July 5 and Aug. 2 – at Stafford Hall at Seton Hall University. (Park in the Parking Garage and walk a short distance to Stafford Hall). The lectures present a Catholic vision of life inspired by the work of Bernard Lonergan, S. J. (1904–1984) and his writings on human consciousness. Lonergan was a Canadian Jesuit theologian whose works have had a worldwide influence. Participants will be asked to identify the elements of a Catholic and catholic – that is, wholistic – vision in their own experiences. These lectures are open to all. Short readings will be provided for each lecture. For more information, please e-mail Msgr. Richard Liddy at liddyric@shu.edu.