Volunteers Needed For 20/20 Project Postcard Campaign

The N.J. Catholic Conference of Bishops has approved a statewide 20/20 Project Postcard Campaign, conducted throughout the Respect Life Offices. The Archdiocese of Newark is launching its postcard campaign the weekend of Jan. 26-27, 2019 (the weekend after the March for Life).

The 20/20 Project is a collaborative effort of New Jersey-based pro-life groups working to ban abortion past 20 weeks in the state by passing the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” (A-1686/S-537) by the year 2020. This is the first step in protecting all unborn children. (Seventeen states have already passed this bill.) The purpose of the postcard campaign is to raise awareness and educate N.J. state senators, assembly members and the public that abortion is legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy in N. J. Babies in the womb at 20 weeks are viable and need to be protected.

Volunteers are needed from each parish to help with the campaign. A meeting for volunteers will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Center in Newark. (Security & parking available) Postcards and instruction for this campaign will be distributed at that time. If you are interested in volunteering, please call or email the Rectory at 973-669-3221/stjosephwestorange@hotmail.com.

“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, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner, Mirazol Mariano, Anita Pascual, Deborah Perdelwitz, Connie Thomas.

Masses for the Week of December 9, 2018

Saturday, December 8

8:30 am Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

12:00 pm People of the Parish

5:00 pm Margaret Daniel & Gene McNamara

Sunday, December 9

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Fitzsimmons Family

11:30 am Robert S. Pascall

6:00 pm Special Intention of the Cestone Family (living)

Monday, December 10

7:00 am Mary Viscuse

8:30 am Joanne Grabowski Mulholland – 7th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 11 – St. Damasus I

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Michael Cassels

12:00 pm Steven Cannavale

Wednesday, December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

7:00 am Anita O’Hara

8:30 am Dennis Khan Goolamadeen

Thursday, December 13 – St. Lucy

7:00 am Fe Siopongco

8:30 am Angelina Candeliere

Friday, December 14 – St. John of the Cross

7:00 am Special Intention of Jim O’Toole

8:30 am Thomas, Mary & Catherine Beirne and Raymond Wehmeyer

Saturday, December 15

8:30 am Dominic Mignone

3:00 pm Simbang Gabi Mass

5:00 pm Anna Scura

Sunday, December 16 – Third Sunday of Advent

7:30 am Spina & Myers Families

9:15 am Doris Toppeto

11:30 am Clara Kalavelil & Cyriac Aquinas

6:00 pm Jose Ramos

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9-14; Lk 5:17-26

Tuesday: Is 40:1-11; Ps 96:1-3, 10ac, 11-13; Mt 18:12-14

Wednesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47

Thursday: Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1, 9-13ab; Mt 11:11-15

Friday: Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 11:16-19

Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80: 2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, 10-13

Sunday: Zep 3:14-18a; Is 12:2-6; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18


WANTED: CHRISTMAS DECORATORS

We will meet Saturday, Dec. 22 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass to decorate the Church for Christmas. All are invited – young and old. We especially want people who’ve helped in the past so they can show the new people what needs to be done. It’s a good way to meet other parishioners, and Christmas at St. Joseph’s will be a wonderful experience!

Christmas Ornament Sale

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 8 & 9, 2018

Christmas Ornament Sale

After all the Masses next weekend, we will be selling Christmas ornaments made by our Youth Group members. They only cost $5 each! Please support one of our major fundraisers for the year. Thank you!

SIMBANG GABI

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Mass

Reception following in Parish Center


For many years, the Asian Filipino community has commemorated this tradition sharing the heritage of welcoming Jesus in our midst. Our annual Simbang Gabi will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, with Mass at 3 p.m. followed by a reception at the Parish Center. Come one, come all. Let’s celebrate with friends and family with food, games, 50/50 and dancing. We welcome any donations. For more information, please contact Esther Gallardo at 973-736-7952. Thank you!

“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, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner, Mirazol Mariano, Anita Pascual, Deborah Perdelwitz, Connie Thomas.

A THANKSGIVING ‘THANK YOU’

Thank you to all who made the Community FoodBank and our parish’s Turkey Drive such a big success! Our volunteers collected 105 turkeys and a small truckload of non-perishable food items for the Community Foodbank, as well as 27 turkeys and 15 hams for families served by our parish food pantry throughout the year. Through your generous contributions, our parish was able to help many families in our community and throughout the state enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you!

Memorial

The Bread and Wine offering this week is for

Horacio Miranda, gift of Margaret Christen.

GIVING TREE

A huge THANK YOU to all who participated in this year’s Advent Giving Tree Project! Your generosity will make the holiday that much brighter for the less fortunate of our community. A special thank you to Cathy Danatos for all her hard work in organizing the pick-up and distribution of the gifts. All gifts must be returned by Monday, Dec. 3.

Masses for the Week of December 2, 2018

Saturday, December 1

8:30 am Rocco Scura

5:00 pm John Kirk

Sunday, December 2

7:30 am Abraham & Claramma Vallikkuinnel and John & Aley Kinattukara

9:15 am Lorretta Joyce

11:30 am Joseph & Albina Buono

6:00 pm Special Intention

Monday, December 3 – St. Francis Xavier

7:00 am Andrea Grieco

8:30 am Sigi & Grazia Lembo

Tuesday, December 4 – St. John Damascene

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Ann Capparelli

12:00 pm Abbott Giles

Wednesday, December 5

7:00 am Mass of Thanksgiving for Rechee Jozil

8:30 am Patrick Iannone

Thursday, December 6 – St. Nicholas

7:00 am Salazar Salva, Jr. & Luz Pastolero

8:30 am Rosita Cabiltes

Friday, December 7 – St. Ambrose

7:00 am Chris Shields

8:30 am Anthony & Josephine Repoli

5:00 pm Special Intention of Carolyn Pascual & Travis White

Saturday, December 8 – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

12:00 pm People of the Parish

5:00 pm Margaret Daniel & Gene McNamara

Sunday, December 9 – Second Sunday of Advent

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Fitzsimmons Family

11:30 am Robert S. Pascall

6:00 pm Special Intention of the Cestone Family (living)

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11

Tuesday: Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24

Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37

Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27

Friday: Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31

Saturday: Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38

Sunday: Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126:1-6; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6

SIMBANG GABI

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. Mass

Reception following in Parish Center

For many years, the Asian Filipino community has commemorated this tradition sharing the heritage of welcoming Jesus in our midst. Our annual Simbang Gabi will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, with Mass at 3 p.m. followed by a reception at the Parish Center. Come one, come all. Let’s celebrate with friends and family with food, games, 50/50 and dancing. We welcome any donations. For more information, please contact Esther Gallardo at 973-736-7952. Thank you!

“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, Dominic Jacobs, Taylor Piazza, Michael DeMartini, Thomas Longo, Mary Brearton, Jean Lechner, Mirazol Mariano, Anita Pascual, Deborah Perdelwitz, Connie Thomas.

Wreath & Grave Blanket Sale

For your convenience and to benefit our parish, we will be selling wreaths and grave blankets this weekend 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.

“BEST ADVENT EVER”

Free E-mail Program from Dynamic Catholic

We prepare for everything we consider important in life. And that includes Christmas. We visit family and friends, bake cookies, decorate our trees and shop for gifts until we’re ready to drop. This year, prepare for Christmas in a different way. Join our parish for “BEST ADVENT EVER,” a free e-mail program from Dynamic Catholic that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during the busy holiday season.

Each day of Advent, you’ll receive an e-mail with • short inspirational videos from Allen Hunt and Dominick Albano, with guest appearances from Matthew Kelly • practical tips for your everyday life • real-life stories to encourage you in your faith journey. Plus every Sunday during the program, you’ll receive a thought-provoking video reflection that will help you understand how the Gospel relates to your own life. To sign up, visit: BestAdventEver.com/Christmas.

Masses for the Week of November 25, 2018

Saturday, November 24

8:30 am Special Intention of Michelle Gonzalez

5:00 pm Theresa Stewart – 40th Anniversary

Sunday, November 25

7:30 am In Thanksgiving for Blessed Mother & St. Jude

9:15 am Danielle Gonzalez

11:30 am Peter Gagliano

6:00 pm George Amabile, Jr.

Monday, November 26

7:00 am Michael Cassels

8:30 am Pierino Lembo

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Kenneth Gordon

12:00 pm Catherine Lombardi

Wednesday, November 28

7:00 am Mass of Thanksgiving for Rechee Jozil

8:30 am Carmine Abato

Thursday, November 29

7:00 am Mary Clare Incardona

9:00 am Rice & McGinnity Families

Friday, November 30 – St. Andrew

7:00 am All Souls

8:30 am Mr. D’Elia

Saturday, December 1 – Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Rocco Scura

5:00 pm John Kirk

Sunday, December 2 – First Sunday of Advent

7:30 am Abraham & Claramma Vallikkuinnel and John & Aley Kinattukara

9:15 am Lorretta Joyce

11:30 am Joseph & Albina Buono

6:00 pm Special Intention

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20; Dn 3:52-56; Lk 21:1-4

Tuesday: Dn 2:31-45; Dn 3:57-61; Lk 21:5-11

Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Dn 3:62-67; Lk 21:12-19

Thursday: Dn 6:12-28; Dn 3:68-74; Lk 21:20-28

Friday: Dn 7:2-14; Dn 3:75-81; Lk 21:29-33

Saturday: Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 4:18-22

Sunday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44