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!

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 28

West Orange Council #5519 will host a dinner in Connor Hall, the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1 Eagle Rock Avenue for parishioners of St. Joseph’s & Our Lady of Lourdes. The meal will be served immediately after the 5:30 p.m. Mass at OLL. Cost is $10 for adults and children 13 & older; $5 for children ages 512. Pasta, meatballs, salad, drinks and desserts are included.

"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, Bill Mooney, 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.

A Note from the Choir Loft

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are beautifully changing, the Holidays are lining up in our future . . . it can only mean ONE thing . . . CHOIR IS BACK IN FULL SWING! Please, take a chance this year! Be adventurous! JOIN THE CHOIR! We rehearse Sunday mornings at 10:15 and sing the 11:30 Mass. The beautiful season of Advent is right around the corner. Also, the Children’s Choir is getting started! Children will rehearse at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and sing for the 9:15 Mass as often as possible. It’s a GREAT way to get your child involved in the Church! If you have any questions, please call Rita at 973- 220-0330 or call the Rectory. COME SING A NEW SONG UNTO THE LORD!!!

 

Masses for the Week of October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14

8:30 am Bruce Chapin

5:00 pm Mary & James McAleer

Sunday, October 15

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Rose Kressaty

11:30 am Louis Cuccinello

6:00 pm Thomas Koehne

Monday, October 16 – St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

7:00 am Souls in Purgatory

8:30 am Eugene Lo Iacono

Tuesday, October 17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Laura Lynam

12:00 pm Fitzsimmons Family

Wednesday, October 18 – St. Luke

7:00 am Daniel Anderton

8:30 am Maria Rosaria & Catarina Florio

Thursday, October 19 – Sts. John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues

7:00 am Doris Porter

8:30 am Wilfredo Urbino & Concepcion Adriano

Friday, October 20 – St. Paul of the Cross

7:00 am Peter Van Deuenter

8:30 am Bernadette Vibar

Saturday, October 21 – Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Atanasio Pagalilauan

5:00 pm Michael F. Maulano – 18th Anniversary

Sunday, October 22 – Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Anthony Marucci

9:15 am Michael Honan

11:30 am Lucy Mincolelli

6:00 pm Thomas Koehne

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Rom 1:1-7; Ps 98:1-4; Lk 11:29-32

Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 11:37-41

Wednesday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18; Lk 10:1-9

Thursday: Rom 3:21-30; Ps 130:1b-6ab; Lk 11:47-54

Friday: Rom 4:1-8; Ps 32:1b-2, 5, 11; Lk 12:1-7

Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18; Ps 105:6-9, 42-43; Lk 12:8-12

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

Each day, 13 babies will be lost to SIDS and other sudden, unexpected infant deaths; more than 70 new parents will have listened sadly to their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death.

Sunday, Oct. 15 is “National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.” On this day in many parts of the world, people will light a candle and offer prayers in memory of those lost babies, born and unborn. In solidarity let us join together and do the same here in our homes. If we light a candle and let it burn for at least one hour, there will be a continual wave of light across the world all day.

The Archdiocese will be providing a special day to honor and commemorate these children and comfort those who are grieving on Feb. 17, 2018. May these children celebrate in heaven in the comfort of our Savior’s arms.

"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, Bill Mooney, 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.

Masses for the Week of October 8, 2017

Saturday, October 7

8:30 am Salvador & Justa Jocom

5:00 pm Mildred Coco

Sunday, October 8

7:30 am Thomas Librizzi

9:15 am Franklyn Grosso

11:30 am Lucy Mincolelli

6:00 pm Robert Coen

Monday, October 9 – St. Denis & Companions and St. John Leonardi

8:30 am Alex & Ramona Paszkiewicz &  Nina Barszcz

Tuesday, October 10

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Nicola Caruso

12:00 pm Mary Pierre Louis

Wednesday, October 11 – St. John XXIII

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

8:30 am Dennis Matwiow

Thursday, October 12

7:00 am Special Intention – Bill Narduzzi

8:30 am John Kohaut

Friday, October 13

7:00 am Peter Van Deuenter

8:30 am Special Intention – William Narduzzi

Saturday, October 14 – St. Callistus I

8:30 am Bruce Chapin

5:00 pm Mary & James McAleer

Sunday, October 15 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am James Grady

9:15 am Rose Kressaty

11:30 am Louis Cuccinello

6:00 pm Thomas Koehne

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Jon 1:1 – 2:2, 11; Jon 2:3-5, 8; Lk 10:25-37

Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 130:1b-4ab, 7-8; Lk 10:38-42

Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11; Ps 86:3-6, 9-10; Lk 11:1-4

Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 11:5-13

Friday: Jl 1:13-15, 2:1-2; Ps 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9; Lk 11:15-26

Saturday: Jl 4:12-21; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Lk 11:27-28

Sunday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 [1-10]

Marist High School Continuing Ed. Courses

Marist High School is proud to announce the addition of Marist Community & Continuing Education. Courses in certificate programs for Phlebotomy and Electrocardiograph Technicians are offered as well as Italian, Spanish, acting, video game creation for tweens, SAT/PSAT/ACT prep, Zumba, yoga fit, CPR, Pet CPR and more. Evening and Saturday classes are available. For more information go to Marist.org or call the school for a catalog 201-437-4545 Hurry…classes start soon!

Blessing of the Pets

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, the Blessing of the Pets will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 4 p.m. in the Church parking lot.

"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, Bienvenida Landas, Bernard Morgan, Carmina Cabiltes, Myra Mariano, Louise Manning, Cathy Spagnuolo, Bill Mooney, 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.

Masses for the Week of October 1, 2017

Saturday, September 30

8:30 am Ramon Locsin, Jr.

5:00 pm Mildred Coco

Sunday, October 1

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

9:15 am Anna Glazier & Theresa Ann Hubert

11:30 am Mildred Wilson

6:00 pm Caroline Nehus

Monday, October 2 – The Holy Guardian Angels

7:00 am Edmund Spelman III

8:30 am Therese Bradley

Tuesday, October 3

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Special Intention – Sruth Edison

12:00 pm Serafin Siopongco

Wednesday, October 4 – St. Francis of Assisi

7:00 am Catherine Hughes

8:30 am Frank, Sr. & Frank, Jr. Caruso

Thursday, October 5 – Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

7:00 am Special Intention – Edison Abraham

8:30 am Salud Pagalilauan

Friday, October 6 – St. Bruno & Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

7:00 am Elizabeth Schmitt & Sergio Raguseo

8:30 am Ramon Siopongco

Saturday, October 7 – Our Lady of the Rosary

8:30 am Salvador & Justa Jocom

5:00 pm Mildred Coco

Sunday, October 8 – Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Thomas Librizzi

9:15 am Franklyn Grosso

11:30 am Lucy Minolelli

6:00 pm Robert Coen

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Zec 8:1-8; Ps 102:16-21, 29, 22-23; Mt 18:1-5, 10

Tuesday: Zec 8:20-23; Ps 87:1b-7; Lk 9:51-56

Wednesday: Neh 2:1-8; Ps 137:1-6; Lk 9:57-62

Thursday: Neh 8:1-4a, 5-6, 7b-12; Ps 19:8-11; Lk 10:1-12

Friday: Bar 1:15-22; Ps 79:1b-5, 8-9; Lk 10:13-16

Saturday: Bar 4:5-12, 27-29; Ps 69:33-37; Lk 10:17-24

Sunday: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43

Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Next Weekend

Help support Boys Scout Troop 6 by buying Popcorn! Please stop by our table after Mass on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Troop 6 is also supporting Popcorn for our Troops. Donate a gift of popcorn for military men and women, their families and veteran’s organizations.