A THANKSGIVING ‘THANK YOU’

Thank you to all who supported the Community FoodBank and our parish’s Turkey Drive this year. Our volunteers collected 90 turkeys and such an abundance of food that next year the FoodBank intends to send a larger truck! Through your generous contributions of food and monetary donations, a great number of needy families were able to enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.

CARPENTER’S CLUB RAFFLE

The Carpenter's Club Raffle tickets are now available. 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!

SAINT JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY

Please remember the needy at this time of year

Thank you for remembering the Food Pantry – your donations of non-perishable food items are very much appreciated by those in need. While shopping, please note we are in need of all kinds of canned vegetables (green beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables), pasta, rice and oatmeal as well as peanut butter, canned soup, canned meat, canned tomatoes, breakfast cereal, coffee, sugar, tuna, jelly – grape & strawberry, canned beans, canned chili and dry milk. Please ensure that packages are sealed and have not passed the expiration date. Thank you very much 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, 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, Marie Fierro, Alex Dominguez, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Donna Katz, Sr. Gloria O’Brien, Connie Thomas.

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp & Bread and Wine

are offered this week in Thanksgiving for

Francis Kim, gift of Maria Kim.

Pardon our Appearance while New Carpeting is Installed

Over the next two weeks, the long-awaited installation of new carpeting in the church will take place. We apologize for any inconvenience it causes parishioners in the interim, but look forward to all enjoying the much-needed upgrade to our worship space.

Masses for the Week of December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9

8:30 am Joan Lonsway

5:00 pm Pat & Bob Morrison

Sunday, December 10

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Anna Scura

11:30 am Evelyn Moneika – 1st Anniversary

6:00 pm Daniel Cooney

Monday, December 11 – St. Damasus I

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

8:30 am Arlyn Cunningham

Tuesday, December 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Special Intention – Maria Wollornist

12:00 pm Fitzsimmons Family

Wednesday, December 13 – Saint Lucy

7:00 am Healing for Adrianna Cannone

8:30 am Fr. John Sweeney

Thursday, December 14 – St. John of the Cross

7:00 am Amadeo Velocci

8:30 am Fe Siopongco

Friday, December 15

7:00 am Patti Craig

8:30 am Thomas & Janet Wood

Saturday, December 16

8:30 am Christopher Paglia

5:00 pm Thomas, Mary & Catherine Beirne and Raymond Wehmeyer

Sunday, December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent

7:30 am Spina Myers Family

9:15 am Dominic Mignone

11:30 am Clara Kalavelil & Cyriac Aquinas

3:00 pm Simbang Gabi Mass

6:00 pm Martin Ceresnik

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

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

Tuesday: 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

Wednesday: Is 40:25-31; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10; Mt 11:28-30

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: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; Lk 1:46-50, 53-54; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

SIMBANG GABI

Sunday, Dec. 17 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. All St. Joseph’s parishioners – young and old – are welcome to share in a night of sumptuous dinner, dancing, joy and laughter. Donations greatly appreciated! For more information, please contact Esther Gallardo at 973-736-7952.

"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, Marie Fierro, Alex Dominguez, Carole Sayers, Dominic Jacobs, Donna Katz, Connie Thomas.

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp & Bread and Wine

are offered this week in Thanksgiving for

Francis Kim, gift of Maria Kim.

Masses for the Week of December 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2

8:30 am Edmund Spelman III

5:00 pm Deceased Members of the Higgins & Grady Families

Sunday, December 3

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

9:15 am Sigi & Grazia Lembo

11:30 am George Amabile, Jr.

6:00 pm Andrea Grieco

Monday, December 4 – St. John Damascene

7:00 am Special Intention – Mary Ann Narduzzi

8:30 am Deceased Members of the Gonzalez Family

Tuesday, December 5

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Pauline Sinisi

12:00 pm Frank & Stella Porzyki

Wednesday, December 6 – Saint Nicholas

7:00 am Special Intention – Bill Narduzzi

8:30 am Rosita Cabiltes

Thursday, December 7 – St. Ambrose

7:00 am Special Intention – Narduzzi Children

8:30 am Fr. Stephen Kilcarr

5:30 pm Raymond Wehmeyer

Friday, December 8 – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00 am John Lee

8:30 am Special Intention – Narduzzi Family

12:00 pm Mildred Coco

7:00 pm Special Intention – Pascual Family

Saturday, December 9 – St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

8:30 am Joan Lonsway

5:00 pm Pat & Bob Morrison

Sunday, December 10 – Second Sunday of Advent

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Anna Scura

11:30 am Evelyn Moneika – 1st Anniversary

6:00 pm Daniel Cooney

 

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

Saturday: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-6; Mt 9:35 – 10:1,5a, 6-8

Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85:9-14; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8

CARPENTER’S CLUB RAFFLE

The Carpenter's Club Raffle tickets are now available. 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!

St. Joesph's on Facebook

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. Find it at: facebook.com/St.Joseph’sChurch

"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.

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).

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp & Bread and Wine are offered this week for

Marie Miele Marucci

gift of Paul & Carmela Ianiro.

GIVING TREE

 

There is still time to participate, and gift tags are available at the front and side doors of the church in baskets, with gifts due back next weekend. 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.

Remember: All gifts are due by December 3.