Masses for the Week of March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16

8:30 am Mary Gray

5:00 pm Scot Chapman

Sunday, March 17

7:30 am Paul Ianiro

9:15 am Fr. John Sweeney

11:30 am Kevin Frey

6:00 pm Joan Loughney

Monday, March 18 – St. Cyril of Jerusalem

7:00 am Special Intention of Ricardo Gross

8:30 am Ed Spelman

Tuesday, March 19 – St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00 am Grace Lee

8:30 am Special Intention of Carolyn & Travis White

12:00 pm James Grady

Wednesday, March 20

7:00 am Mary Donadio

8:30 am Rice & McGinnity Families

Thursday, March 21

7:00 am Christine Antonucci

8:30 am Angelino Rendaje

Friday, March 22

7:00 am Delores Williams

8:30 am People of the Parish

Saturday, March 23 – St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

8:30 am Angelino Rendaje

5:00 pm William & Margaret Holley

Sunday, March 24 – Third Sunday of Lent

7:30 am Paul Ianiro

9:15 am Piereno Lembo

11:30 am Joseph & Josephine Gagliano

6:00 pm Salvador Salva, Sr.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38

Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a 

Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28

Thursday: Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31

Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46

Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Lk 15:1-3,  11-32

Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK 2019 LENTEN REGULATIONS

1. The days of both Fast and Abstinence during Lent are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the “paschal fast” to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily His Resurrection. The other Fridays of Lent are days of Abstinence.

On a day of Fast, only one (1) full meal is permitted, and two (2) smaller meals, which, if added together, would not exceed the main meal in quantity. Those between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast.

On a day of Abstinence, no meat may be eaten. Those who have reached the age of 14 are obliged by the law of abstinence.

2. The obligation to observe the laws of Fast and Abstinence “substantially,” or as a whole, is a serious obligation.

3. The Fridays of the year, outside of Lent, are designated as days of penance, but each individual may substitute for the traditional abstinence from meat some other practice of voluntary self-denial as penance.

4. The time for fulfilling the Paschal Precept (Easter Duty*) extends from the First Sunday of Lent, March 10, 2019 to The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 16, 2019.

*Canon 920, § 1. All the faithful, after they have been initiated into the Most Holy Eucharist, are bound by the obligation of receiving Communion at least once a year.

CRS Rice Bowl: Lenten Alms Change Lives

CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS Rice Bowl, faith communities in every diocese in our country put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lenten alms donated through CRS Rice Bowl support the work of CRS in roughly 45 countries each year. Twenty-five percent of all donations stay in the local diocese, supporting hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. Since its inception in 1975, CRS Rice Bowl has raised nearly $300 million. Envelopes for CRS Rice Bowl are located in the pews and can be dropped in any Sunday collection during Lent.

“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, Deborah Perdelwitz, Susan Fulvio, Wanda Lawson, John Alston, Rita Maggio, Connie Thomas.

Masses for the Week of March 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9

8:30 am Trudy Miller

5:00 pm William & Margaret Holley

Sunday, March 10

7:30 am Deceased Members of the Grady & Higgins Families

9:15 am Alex Dominguez

11:30 am Samuel Christiano

6:00 pm Ryan Murray

Monday, March 11

7:00 am Thomas Schurtz

8:30 am Bert Peronilla

Tuesday, March 12

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Bert Peronilla

12:00 pm Tony Romano

Wednesday, March 13

7:00 am To End Abortion

8:30 am Bert Peronilla

Thursday, March 14

7:00 am Deceased Members of the Gross Family

8:30 am Antoinette Reale

Friday, March 15

7:00 am Dominic & Theresa Mignone

8:30 am Nina Whiteley

Saturday, March 16

8:30 am Mary Gray

5:00 pm Scot Chapman

Sunday, March 17 – Second Sunday of Lent

7:30 am Paul Ianiro

9:15 am Fr. John Sweeney

11:30 am Kevin Frey

6:00 pm Joan Loughney

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46

Tuesday: Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15

Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32

Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Mt 7:7-12

Friday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19

Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48

Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 27:1, 7-9, 13-14; Phil 3:17 – 4:1 [3:20 – 4:1]; Lk 9:28b-36

“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, Deborah Perdelwitz, Susan Fulvio, Wanda Lawson, John Alston, Rita Maggio, Connie Thomas

Masses for the Week of March 3, 2019

Saturday, March 2

8:30 am Special Intention of Maureen O’Toole

5:00 pm Gene McNamara

Sunday, March 3

7:30 am Abraham, Claramama, Tomy Vallikkunnel and John & Alley Kinattukara

9:15 am Helena Rohal

11:30 am Mark Chuhinko

6:00 pm Mary Jane Cito

Monday, March 4 – St. Casimir

7:00 am Joseph Cataldo

8:30 am Margaret Peter

Tuesday, March 5

7:00 am Special Intention of Margaret Peter

8:30 am Bridget Lynam

12:00 pm Mary Jane Cito

Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday

7:00 am Harry Ashman

8:30 am Raffaele DeFinis

12:00 pm People of the Parish

7:00 pm Anita Pascual

Thursday, March 7 – Sts. Perpetua & Felicity

7:00 am Special Intention of Katherine Peter

8:30 am Anita Pascual

Friday, March 8 – St. John of God

7:00 am Mary Jane Cito

8:30 am Ricardo Gross

Saturday, March 9 – St. Frances of Rome

8:30 am Trudy Miller

5:00 pm William & Margaret Holley

Sunday, March 10 – First Sunday of Lent

7:30 am Deceased Members of the Grady & Higgins Families

9:15 am Alex Dominguez

11:30 am Samuel Christiano

6:00 pm Ryan Murray

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Sir 17:20-24; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 10:17-27

Tuesday: Sir 35:1-12; Ps 50:5-8, 14, 23; Mk 10:28-31

Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17; 2 Cor 5:20 – 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Thursday: Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 9:22-25

Friday: Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15

Saturday: Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32

Sunday: Dt 26:4-10; Ps 91:1-2, 10-15; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

2019 SAINT JOSEPH’S NOVENA

Monday, Mar. 11 – Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange


All are invited to join Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in their annual Lenten devotion of Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration and Reflection. Come any evening – or every evening – to celebrate our salvation in Christ and prepare for Holy Week and Easter!

The novena is celebrated at 7 p.m. on seven weeknights, as well as during the 5:30 p.m. Mass Saturday evening and 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Guest speakers include: Msgr. Robert Harahan, headmaster of Seton Hall Prep; Msgr. Robert Coleman, associate vice provost at Seton Hall University; faculty members from Immaculate Conception Seminary; and clergy from neighboring parishes. Our Lady of Lourdes Pastor Fr. Jim Ferry will close the novena on Mar. 19 and bless the Saint Joseph’s Table following. For a complete listing of the scheduled guest speakers, please see the flyers available at the doors of our Church.

“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, Deborah Perdelwitz, Susan Fulvio, Wanda Lawson, John Alston, Rita Maggio, Connie Thomas.

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The Bread and Wine offering this week is for

Anita Pascual, gift of Mel Ianiro & Family.

Got Palms?

All parishioners are invited to bring last year’s blessed palm to Church next weekend to be burned at our Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Baskets will be located at the doors of the Church. Thank you!

Masses for the Week of February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23

8:30 am Trudy Miller

5:00 pm Mary Byer

Sunday, February 24

7:30 am Laura Myers

9:15 am Pierino Lembo

11:30 am Grace Lee

6:00 pm Joan Loughney

Monday, February 25

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Alberta Regan

Tuesday, February 26

7:00 am Cheryl Lynn Washkewicz

8:30 am Frank “Butch” Cataldo

12:00 pm Joanne Chuckerel

Wednesday, February 27

7:00 am Dorothy Pietrucha

8:30 am To End Abortion

Thursday, February 28

7:00 am Chacko Kalavelil

8:30 am Robert Zach Bunsa

Friday, March 1

7:00 am Joseph Mignone

8:30 am Anita Pascual

Saturday, March 2 – Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Special Intention of Maureen O’Toole

5:00 pm Gene McNamara

Sunday, March 3 – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Abraham, Claramama, Tomy Vallikkunnel and John & Alley Kinattukara

9:15 am Helen Rohal

11:30 am Mark Chuhinko

6:00 pm Mary Jane Cito

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29

Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mk 9:30-37

Wednesday: Sir 4:11-19; Ps 119:165, 168, 171, 172, 174, 175; Mk 9:38-40

Thursday: Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50

Friday: Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35; Mk 10:1-12

Saturday: Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16

Sunday: Sir: 27:4-7; Ps 92:2-3, 13-16; 1 Cor 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45

SPRING BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, February 19 – April 9, 2019

St. Elizabeth’s Church, Wyckoff, N.J.

 

Spring Bereavement Support Groups will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in the morning from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and in the evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Both groups will run for eight consecutive Tuesdays and meet in the Amadeus Room on the 2nd floor of the Parish Center at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, N.J.

 

These groups provide a safe, confidential atmosphere where you can meet and spend some important time with others who have also experienced loss. The groups are open to both men and women of all faiths. The only prerequisite for participation is that at least three months or more have passed since the time of loss. All sessions are guided by trained, experienced leaders who have also lost loved ones. For further information and to register for either a morning or evening group, please call 201-891-1122, ext. 266. Advanced registration is requested.

“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, Deborah Perdelwitz, Susan Fulvio, Wanda Lawson, John Alston, Rita Maggio.

Food Pantry Update

For 40 years, John Alston came to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry every Tuesday morning to pick up and deliver the non-perishable food items generously donated by parishioners to families in need in East Orange and Newark. At the age of 89, John recently retired from this ministry as he battles cancer. We are blessed to have had John for so many years of selfless service to the community. We offer him heartfelt thanks and ask you to pray for his healing. At the same time, we have two new partners in this ministry. The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in Newark will be coming regularly to pick up food to distribute at their daily soup kitchen, as will volunteers from the Our Lady of the Valley Soup Kitchen. So please continue to remember the Food Pantry when shopping.

Please note we are especially in need of macaroni & cheese, jarred pasta sauce, peanut butter, dry milk, tuna, canned vegetables (such as green beans, peas, corn, mixed vegetables), as well as pasta, rice, oatmeal, canned soup, canned meat, breakfast cereal, coffee, sugar and canned chili. Please ensure that packages are sealed and have not passed the expiration date. Thank you very much for your continued support!

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The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for

Mireille Bateau, gift of the sisters & brothers.