"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, Mary Ann Magliaro, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, MaryAnn McGowan, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Bernard Morgan, 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, Grace Lee, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Deacon Luis Velo, Durecia Watley, Lucille DeSantis, Marie Fierro, Alex Dominguez, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Donna Katz, Connie Thomas.

In Thanksgiving...

The Sanctuary Lamp & Bread and Wine

are offered this week in Thanksgiving for

Francis Kim, gift of Maria Kim.

Wreath & Grave Blanket Sale

For your convenience and to benefit our parish and Youth Group, we will be selling wreaths and grave blankets the weekend of Nov. 25 & 26 following all the Masses. Wreaths may be purchased for $24. Grave blankets: small - $25, large $35. Please stop by after Mass and view the selections located in the parking lot near the garages.

Thanksgiving Day Masses

This Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day, we have only one Mass at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Blessed loaves of bread will be distributed to each family. The bread is given with the compliments of the Rosary Altar Society, and we are grateful to them for their generosity. Also, you are encouraged to bring with you to Mass a non-perishable food item for our food pantry. May our coming together to offer thanks to God fill our hearts and homes with joy and peace! Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Masses for the Week of November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18

8:30 am Donna Pellicano

5:00 pm Ann Witkowski

Sunday, November 19

7:30 am Special Intention – B. J.

9:15 am Franklyn Grosso

11:30 am Phillip N. Torr, Sr.

6:00 pm Alice Ehrich

Monday, November 20

7:00 am Special Intention – Fr. Dominick Lenoci

8:30 am Ramon Siopangco

Tuesday, November 21 – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Deceased Members of the Dziubek Family

12:00 pm Fitzsimmons Family

Wednesday, November 22 – St. Cecilia

7:00 am Deceased Members of the Capone & Viscuse Families

8:30 am John Higgins

Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

9:00 am Dorothy Williges

Friday, November 24 – St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

8:30 am Special Intention – Adrianna Cannone

Saturday, November 25 – St. Catherine of Alexandria

8:30 am Anthony & Josephine Repoli

5:00 pm Clara & John Sexton

Sunday, November 26 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

7:30 am John Lee

9:15 am John Loughney

11:30 am Peter Gagliano

6:00 pm Bert Peronilla

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158; Lk 18:35-43

Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-7; Lk 19:1-10

Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b, 15; Lk 19:11-28

Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29; Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Lk

19:41-44 or Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-11; 1 Cor  1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19

Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chr 29:10bcd, 11-12; Lk 19:45-48

Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-4, 6, 16, 19; Lk 20:27-40

Sunday: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6; 1 Cor 15: 20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, meant to bring attention to and educate about this disabling disease, which impacts more than 500,000 people in New Jersey. There are a number of ways we, as a church and individuals, can reach out to those living with Alzheimer's. Please go to alznj.org., where you can access a toolkit for Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Here is our prayer:

 

Dear God, we ask that you bring strength, courage and comfort to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, and for their family, friends and caregivers. Amen.

Giving Tree 2017

Our annual Giving Tree project will begin next weekend, Nov. 18 & 19, and gift tags will be available at the entrances of the Church. The Giving Tree project provides Christmas gifts to over 300 needy children in the local area. To participate, just take an ornament gift tag from the small baskets at the church entrances. Please tape the tag to the gift, and bring the gift (without wrapping it) to the Back Sacristy in the Church.

With many Essex County families struggling with job loss, home foreclosures and medical bills, the need is even greater this year to reach out to our community and provide some hope and joy at Christmas. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

All gifts are due by December 3.

Updated Facebook Page!

For our parishioners and friends who use social media, please visit our revitalized parish FaceBook page: St. Joseph’s West Orange. It features the latest news, events and photos about our faith community. We encourage everyone to “Like” the page and feel free to comment, post photos or share information.

"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, Mary Ann Magliaro, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, MaryAnn McGowan, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Bernard Morgan, 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, Grace Lee, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Deacon Luis Velo, Durecia Watley, Lucille DeSantis, Marie Fierro, Alex Dominguez, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs.

GIRL SCOUT COAT DRIVE

From now until Sunday, Dec. 10, our troop is collecting coats for the Jersey Cares 22nd Annual Coat Drive. Donate new or gently used coats of any size, color and style. There is a receptacle in the Cry Room of the Church (near the door to the parking lot), and you can drop them off Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all day Saturday & Sunday. The Girl Scouts will sort the coats and deliver them to Jersey Cares. Last year, through your generosity, our troop collected 83 coats – and in total, West Orange Girl Scouts collected nearly 300 coats for the less fortunate. Let’s make this another successful year! Please contact Clare Krakoviak with any questions (973-736-7285; claresk3@yahoo.com).

Bread and Wine

The Sanctuary Lamp & Bread and Wine

are offered this week in Thanksgiving for

Francis Kim, gift of Maria Kim.

THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVE

Saturday, November 18

Once again, Saint Joseph Church is the West Orange site for Community FoodBank’s Turkey Drive. Frozen turkeys may be brought to the church parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Non-perishable groceries (no glass jars) are also needed.

Saint Joseph Church is always pleased to support the efforts of Community FoodBank, but as always, please remember that our parish also needs frozen turkeys to provide for about 15 families served by our parish food pantry throughout the year. Please bring turkeys of a moderate size. Thank you!

Masses for the Week of November 12, 2017

Saturday, November 11

8:30 am All Souls

5:00 pm Jane Gavin

Sunday, November 12

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am John McLaughlin

11:30 am Roger Cabiltes

6:00 pm Ronald Frey

Monday, November 13 – Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

7:00 am Fr. Stephen Kilcarr

8:30 am Jane Acworth

Tuesday, November 14

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Michele Reali

12:00 pm Ruth Bioren

Wednesday, November 15 – St. Albert the Great

7:00 am Rachel Kamand

8:30 am Eugene Lo Iacono

Thursday, November 16 – St. Margaret of Scotland & St. Gertrude

7:00 am Special Intention – Fr. George Faour

8:30 am Richard Weigel – 15th Anniversary

Friday, November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

7:00 am Mass of Thanksgiving for Darly Raphael

8:30 am Maria Caruso

Saturday, November 18 – Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter & Paul

8:30 am Donna Pellicano

5:00 pm Ann Witkowski

Sunday, November 19 – Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Special Intention – B. J.

9:15 am Franklyn Grosso

11:30 am Phillip N. Torr, Sr.

6:00 pm Alice Ehrich

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Wis 1:1-7; Ps 139:1b-10; Lk 17:1-6

Tuesday: Wis 2:23 – 3:9; Ps 34:2-3, 16-19; Lk 17:7-10

Wednesday: Wis 6:1-11; Ps 82:3-4, 6-7; Lk 17:11-19

Thursday: Wis 7:22b – 8:1; Ps 119:89-91, 130, 135, 175; Lk 17:20-25

Friday: Wis 13:1-9; Ps 19:2-5ab; Lk 17:26-37

Saturday: Wis 18:14-16; 19:6-9; Ps 105:2-3, 36-37,42-43; Lk 18:1-8

Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-30 [14-15, 19-21]

CARPENTER'S CLUB RAFFLE

By now you should have received your 2018 Carpenter’s Club Raffle tickets in the mail. This is the only fundraiser for our Parish at this time, and we hope each registered family will support it by purchasing one or more tickets. The first drawing will take place on the last Saturday of January 2018, and there will be 11 more chances for you to win $1,000.00! You've got to be in it to win it! Tickets are $120.00 and are available by submitting the raffle form you received in the mail (additional forms are at the doors of the church) with your payment in the collection basket or by dropping it off at the Rectory Office. Thank you for your support!

"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, Mary Ann Magliaro, Marian Farina, Carmen Gonzalez, Grace Zambrowski, MaryAnn McGowan, Jose Almonte, Gerard McGrath, Rafael Macaraig Hernandez, Henry Rodriguez, Bernard Morgan, 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, Grace Lee, Adrian & Audrey Kole, Sandy O’Connor, Deacon Luis Velo, Durecia Watley, Lucille DeSantis, Marie Fierro, Alex Dominguez, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs.

Memorial

The Bread and Wine offering this week is for Angelo Turturro, gift of Adele Turturro.