Memorial

The Sanctuary Lamp this week is lit for 

Joyce Reale, gift of the Kruglinski Family. 

Faith Direct? Envelopes?

As a parish, we strive to be good stewards of our resources. Many families have moved away from envelopes and are now using Faith Direct to fulfill their stewardship commitments to our parish and the wider church via electronic donations. We’ve also found many are not using the envelopes that we mail out. Please help us reduce our envelope and postage expense and at the same time support St. Joseph Church in a secure and convenient way by enrolling with Faith Direct. You can enroll in the program by filling out the form you recently received in the mail, or by visiting faith.direct/NJ486. May God bless your stewardship to our parish community!


Memorial

The Bread and Wine offering this week is for 

Valentino DeRosa, gift of Marie DeRosa & Family.


“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, Rita Maggio, Michael McCollum, Carlos Stancov, Connie Thomas.


Masses for the Week of August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 17

8:30 am     Special Intention of Edison & Tessy (Wedding Anniversary)

5:00 pm Dr. Henry McCabe

Sunday, August 18

7:30 am Myers Family

9:15 am William Alger

11:30 am Carmel Lubin

6:00 pm    Maria Patti

Monday, August 19 – St. John Eudes

8:30 am Manuel Pagalilaun & Raymundo Cabiltes

Tuesday, August 20 – St. Bernard

8:30 am People of the Parish

Wednesday, August 21 – St. Pius X  

8:30 am Joyce Reale

Thursday, August 22 – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Ida Grace Harrington

Friday, August 23 – St. Rose of Lima

8:30 am Special Intention of Michele Rockett

Saturday, August 24 – St. Bartholomew

8:30 am Andrea Grieco – 25th Anniversary

5:00 pm Joseph Maulano – 30th Anniversary

Sunday, August 25 – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Joan Loughney

9:15 am Bill Alger

11:30 am Buono, Mincollelli & Torr Families

6:00 pm    Domenica Rossi

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:  Jgs 2:11-19; Ps 106:34-37, 39-40, 43ab, 44; Mt 19:16-22

Tuesday: Jgs 6:11-24a; Ps 85:9, 11-14; Mt 19:23-30 

Wednesday:  Jgs 9:6-15; Ps 21:2-7; Mt 20:1-16

Thursday: Jgs 11:29-39a; Ps 40:5, 7-10; Mt 22:1-14

Friday:       Ru 1:1, 3-6, 14b-16, 22; Ps 146:5-10; Mt 22:34-40

Saturday: Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18; Jn 1:45-51

Sunday: Is 66:18-21; Ps 117:1-2; Heb 12:5-7, 11-13; Lk 13:22-30

Independent Victim Compensation Program

Are you, or someone you know, a survivor of child sexual abuse by a priest or deacon in the State of New Jersey? If so, please contact the Independent Victim Compensation Program, created to offer financial settlements to abuse survivors. The IVCP will remain open through December 31, 2019. Apply directly online at njdiocesesivcp.com.

2019 Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal

Thank you to all those who have helped our parish reach our 2019 Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal goal of $35,241.00! To date, we have received $43,483.00 in pledges from 116 families and have achieved approximately 123% of our goal. St. Joseph’s Church will receive 62% of all funds received over our goal. To date, we have collected $33,200.50. Please be sure to honor your pledges. If you have yet to give, please visit rcan.org/sharing. Thank you for your prayers and support! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

"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, Rita Maggio, Michael McCollum, Carlos Stancov, Connie Thomas.

Masses for the Week of August 11, 2019

Saturday, August 10

8:30 am Martha Raquelo Bueno

5:00 pm Edmund J. McAndrew

Sunday, August 11

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

9:15 am William Alger

11:30 am Dorothy Pietrucha

6:00 pm Salvatore A. De Santis, Sr. – 5th Anniversary

Monday, August 12 – St. Jane Frances de Chantal

8:30 am Special Intention of Teresa Narduzzi

Tuesday, August 13 – Sts. Pontian & Hippolytus

8:30 am To End Abortion

Wednesday, August 14 – St. Maximilian Kolbe

8:30 am Antonio Reali & Family

Thursday, August 15 – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

7:00 am People of the Parish

8:30 am Justa & Salvador Jocom

12:00 pm Fr. John Sweeney

7:00 pm Deceased Members of the Narduzzi & Lonsway Families

Friday, August 16 – St. Stephen of Hungary

8:30 am Margaret & Joseph Masini

Saturday, August 17 – Blessed Virgin Mary

8:30 am Special Intention of Edison & Tessy (Wedding Anniversary)

5:00 pm Dr. Henry McCabe

Sunday, August 18 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

7:30 am Myers Family

9:15 am William Alger

11:30 am Carmel Lubin

6:00 pm Maria Patti


READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Dt 10:12-22; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Mt 17:22-27

Tuesday: Dt 31:1-8; Dt 32:3-4ab, 7-9, 12; Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

Wednesday: Dt 34:1-2; Ps 66:1-3a, 5, 8, 16-17; Mt 18:15-20

Thursday: Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Ps 45:10-12, 16; 1 Cor 15:20-27; Lk 1:39-56

Friday: Jos 24:1-13; Ps 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24; Mt 19:3-12

Saturday: Jos 24:14-29; Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-8, 11; Mt 19:13-15

Sunday: Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Ps 40:2-4, 18; Heb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53

COLLEGE STUDENTS: TAKE YOUR FAITH WITH YOU BACK TO SCHOOL

College Campus Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark provides a host of on-campus activities at secular and private colleges and universities in the area, including Sunday & Weekday Masses, Welcome Socials, community service opportunities, faith enrichment, retreats and much more. See the flyers at the doors of the church for more information on Welcome Events and Mass Schedules. Also, you can reach out to your school’s chaplain, campus minister or check out their social media sites.

Farleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck):

Breanna Silva, Campus Minister, 908-763-6496, campusmin.fdumetro@gmail.com; Facebook: FDU Catholic Campus Ministry (Metro Campus)

Kean University: Fr. Bill Sheridan, Chaplain, wsheridan@kean.edu; Mariama Roldan, Campus Minister, roldanmar@kean.edu; Find them in Downs Hall, Rm. 130 and online at KeanCatholics.org; follow on Instagram & Twitter @KeanCatholics

Montclair State University: Newman Catholic Center – Fr. Jim Chern, Chaplain, chernjam@comcast.net; Sean Grealy, Campus Minister, grealys@montclair.edu; 973-746-2323; MSUNEWMAN.com; find on Instagram @newman_catholic

New Jersey City University: Lawrence Laurente, Campus Minister, laurente.law@gmail.com, 973-652-8696

Newark Newman Center serving NJIT, Rutgers – Newark, and Essex County College: Fr. Bismarck Chau, Chaplain, frbismarck@stppcnewark.org; Fr. Juan Ortega, Chaplain, frjuanortega@stppcnewark.org; Brandon Ocampo, Campus Minister, brandon.ocapmo@rcan.org; Christian Francke, Campus Minister, Christian.Francke@rcan.org; 973-624-1301; newmanclubnewark.org, follow on Twitter/Instagram @newmanclubnwk

Ramapo College: Catherine Kunkel, Campus Minister, catiekunkel13@gmail.com; ramapo.edu/ministries/catholic-campus-ministry/

Stevens Institute of Technology: Lawrence Laurente, Campus Minister, laurente.law@gmail.com, 973-652-8696

Union County College: Fr. Bill Sheridan, Chaplain, wsheridan@kean.edu; Mariama Roldan, Campus Minister, roldanmar@kean.edu; UCCcatholics.org

SPOTLIGHT ON PRAYER

Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 21 – 22, 6 - 9 p.m.

St. Bartholomew Parish, Scotch Plains, N.J.

This course looks at the experience of the Church alive and in communion with God through the witness of the Sacred Scriptures and the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part 4, on prayer. Fr. John Gordon is the presenter. The registration fee is $40 and includes a light dinner and refreshments. For on-line registration and additional details, please visit rcan.org/catechetical. St. Bartholomew Church is located at 2032 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains, N.J.

"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, Rita Maggio, Michael McCollum, Carlos Stancov, Connie Thomas.

Farewells...and Greetings!

On August 1, we said goodbye to Fr. Antonydoss Manickam and welcomed Fr. Merlin Rengith Alphonse Lezlie, who will be in residence and serving St. Joseph Church for the rest of the month. Fr. Merlin is from the Diocese of Kottar, India and has been studying in Rome. We send our thanks and blessings to Fr. Anthony as he returns to his home diocese in India and look forward to getting to know Fr. Merlin as he celebrates Sunday and weekday Masses and assists with other ministries in our parish. This is Fr. Merlin’s first visit to the United States, so please make him feel at home and help him experience all our community has to offer!

Masses for the Week of August 4, 2019

Saturday, August 3

8:30 am Leonora Zipeto

5:00 pm Robert Zach Bunsa

Sunday, August 4

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

9:15 am Special Intention of William & Emily Narduzzi – 2nd Wedding Anniversary

11:30 am Frank B. Gawenus

6:00 pm Mary Amabile

Monday, August 5 – The Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major

8:30 am People of the Parish

Tuesday, August 6 – The Transfiguration of the Lord

8:30 am Ray McNeal

Wednesday, August 7 – St. Sixtus II & Companions and St. Cajetan

8:30 am Special Intention of Dominick Narduzzi

Thursday, August 8 – St. Dominic

8:30 am Phyllis Neglia

Friday, August 9 – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

8:30 am Pastor Dario

Saturday, August 10 – St. Lawrence

8:30 am Martha Raquelo Bueno

5:00 pm Edmund J. McAndrew

Sunday, August 11 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

9:15 am William Alger

11:30 am Dorothy Pietrucha

6:00 pm Salvatore A. De Santis, Sr. – 5th Anniversary

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Nm 11:4b-15; Ps 81:12-17; Mt 14:13-21

Tuesday: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Lk 9:28b-36

Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25 – 14:1, 26-29a, 34-35; Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-23; Mt 15:21-28

Thursday: Nm 20:1-13; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Mt 16:13-23

Friday: Dt 4:32-40; Ps 77:12-16, 21; Mt 16:24-28

Saturday: 2 Cor 9:6-10; Ps 112:1-2, 5-9; Jn 12:24-26

Sunday: Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-22; Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 [1-2, 8-12]; Lk 12:32-48 [35-40]

Archdiocesan Parish Support Groups

Many who hunger for God’s consolation after the loss of a loved one, separation or divorce or other circumstance will find that faith-based programs can offer them hope and comfort. A listing of parish support groups is available on the Family Life Office webpage. Currently, the Archdiocese of Newark has over 60 different types of support groups ministering to an estimate of 1,200 people each year. The types of groups include: general bereavement, bereaved parents, separated & divorced, single parents and same sex attraction. To find a support group near you, please go to: rcan.org/about-parish-based-support-groups-0 and select the group type from the

menu on the right.


HOT HOT HOT

If you enjoy the warmth of summer, why not sign up for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and bring some more warmth and intimacy to your marriage? The next Marriage Encounter Weekend in North Jersey will be held on September 27-29, 2019. You can go to wwme.org to find other weekend dates and locations. For more information, please contact Mike and Janet Turco at mikeandjanetwwme@gmail.com or 973-427-7016 or 609-335-6880.