“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.

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for

Alex Dominguez, gift of Steve & Carol Kurtyka.

GIRL SCOUT COAT DRIVE

From now until Sunday, Dec. 10, our troop is collecting coats for the Jersey Cares 23rd 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, 6 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 90 coats – and in total, West Orange Girl Scouts collected 150 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).

Thanksgiving Masses & Bake Sale

Everyone is invited to attend our Thanksgiving Mass, this Thursday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. 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!


Please don’t forget to pick up your orders from the Rosary Altar Society Bake Sale after the 7:30, 9:15 & 11:30 a.m. Masses Sunday, Nov. 18, at the garage in the church parking lot. Thank you for your participation!

Giving Tree

Our annual Giving Tree project will begin this weekend, Nov. 17 & 18, and gift tags are available at the front and side doors of the Church in baskets for folks who like to shop Thanksgiving 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 place the gift (without wrapping it) under the tree that will be located to the left of the altar.

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 Sunday, December 2.

Masses for the Week of November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17

8:30 am Roger Cabiltes

5:00 pm Maria Caruso

Sunday, November 18

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Family of Dominic Mignone

11:30 am Phillip N. Torr, Sr.

6:00 pm Aldona Cestone

Monday, November 19

7:00 am All Souls

8:30 am Lucia Passamonti

Tuesday, November 20

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Fr. Charles Sperlak

12:00 pm John Wilson

Wednesday, November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00 am Kenneth Gordon

8:30 am Ramon Siopongco

Thursday, November 22 – St. Cecilia

9:00 am Margaret Deo – 1st Anniversary

Friday, November 23 – St. Clement I, St. Columban, and Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

8:30 am Dorothy Williges – 3rd Anniversary

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

8:30 am Special Intention of Michelle Gonzalez

5:00 pm Theresa Stewart – 40th Anniversary

Sunday, November 25 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43

Tuesday: Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10

Wednesday: Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28

Thursday: Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44; or Sir 50:22-24; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19

Friday: Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131; Lk 19:45-48

Saturday: Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40

Wreath & Grave Blanket Sale

For your convenience and to benefit our parish, we will be selling wreaths and grave blankets the weekend of Nov. 24 & 25 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.

Memorial

The Bread and Wine offering this week is for

Alex Dominguez, gift of Margaret Christen.

“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, Connie Thomas

Help Wanted!

Would you like a part-time job serving as an occasional driver for a visually impaired woman in the Nob Hill area of Roseland? If so, please call Carolann at 973-618-1064.

Masses for the Week of November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10

8:30 am All Souls

5:00 pm Clara & John Sexton

Sunday, November 11

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

9:15 am Grazia Lembo

11:30 am Jose Ramos

2:00 pm Confirmation Mass

6:00 pm Special Intention of Mary Anne O’Toole

Monday, November 12 – St. Josaphat

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

8:30 am All Souls

Tuesday, November 13 – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Fe & Serafin Siopongco

12:00 pm Robert Chiappone

Wednesday, November 14

7:00 am Rosemary Perna

8:30 am Ruth Bioren

Thursday, November 15 – St. Albert the Great

7:00 am Thomas Gartland

8:30 am Dorothy M. Gawenus

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

7:00 am Richard Wiegel – 17th Anniversary

8:30 am Angelina Candeliere

Saturday, November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

8:30 am Roger Cabiltes

5:00 pm Maria Caruso

Sunday, November 18 – Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Family of Dominic Mignone

11:30 am Phillip N. Torr, Sr.

6:00 pm Aldona Cestone

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24:1b-4ab, 5-6; Lk 17:1-6

Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37:3-4, 18, 23, 27, 29; Lk 17:7-10

Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Ps 23:1b-6; Lk 17:11-19

Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Ps 146:7-10; Lk 17:20-25

Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Ps 119:1-2, 10-11, 17-18; Lk 17:26-37

Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Ps 112:1-6; Lk 18:1-8

Sunday: Dn 12:1-3; Ps 16:5, 8-11; Heb 10:11-14, 18; Mk 13:24-32


MEN’S RETREAT

Friday – Sunday, Nov. 16 – 18, 2018

Marianist Family Retreat Center

Cape May Point, N.J.

 

The weekend, which is open to men from all walks of life, focuses on unique male issues on the spiritual journey. The retreat will consist of Eucharist and other prayer, input, quiet time, small group sharing, socializing and fun within a supportive, intentional community of men. The cost is $135 per person, double occupancy. For more information, please contact Anthony Fucci at mfrc@capemaymarianists.org or 609-884-3829.                 


Letter from Cardinal Tobin

Dear Parishioners:

The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishops’ General Assembly, when we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis. With my brother bishops across the nation, I will be dedicating myself to seven days of intensified prayer and fasting, from Monday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 11. The intentions for this period of prayer and sacrifice are three-fold:

  • For the healing and support of all victims of clergy sexual abuse

  • For the conversion and just punishment of the perpetrators and concealers of sexual abuse

  • For the strength of the bishops to be holy shepherds in protecting and leading our sheep from all harm.

If you feel called to do so, you are welcome to join me in praying for these intentions. I would also be grateful for any prayers for me and my brother bishops during our General Assembly, that we may follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in responding to the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse in the Church.

Please be assured of my prayers for you, as well.

 

Sincerely yours in Christ the Reedemer, 

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.

Archbishop of Newark

 

THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVE

Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Church Parking Lot

 

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. 17. 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.

“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, Joyce Ghiorsi, Mirazol Mariano, Anita Pascual, Connie Thomas

Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for

The Poto Family, gift of Angela Poto.

Memorial

The Bread and Wine offering this week is for

Angelo Turturro, gift of Adele Turturro.