Saint Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC Church
SOLEMNITY OF The baptism of the lord - January 10, 2021
of Masses Weekdays
Monday-Friday at 12:05pm
Weekends Saturday (Sunday Vigil) at 5:00pm
Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:30am
CONFESSIONS Saturday from 4:00-4:30pm
(or by appointment)
Parish Center: 22 Halsted Street, Newton NJ 07860-2003 Church: 24 Halsted Street - Newton
Father ST Sutton, Pastor
973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Father Alexander Londono, Migrant Ministry [email protected]
Father Edward Davey, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Thomas Zayac, Deacon [email protected]
Karen Glowatski, Office Administrator 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Christine Shell, Director of Food Pantry 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Faith Formation - 973-383-8413 [email protected]
Kelly Robinson, Director of Music Ministry
Sharon Eltzholtz, Bulletin Assistant [email protected]
Robert Lasser, Finance Administrator [email protected] - 973-383-1985
Pam Raynor, Director of Thrift Shop
[email protected] - 973-383-6816
TRUSTEES OF THE PARISH
Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek and Gerard Woodring
The Sanctuary Lamp, which burns near the Tabernacle
as a reminder of our Lord’s presence in the Most Holy Eucharist,
burns this week in loving memory of:
The hosts and wine, which will become the Holy Body and Precious Blood of our Lord, were given in loving memory of:
May they now be resting in the peace of the Lord’s heavenly kingdom!
We pray for all those who are in need of the Lord’s healing presence:
Gary Arvary, Ron Ayers, Gene Belcher, Fred Bender, Egon Berninger, Dorothy Charette, Teresa Collins,
Barbara Connolly, Father Angelus Croce, Grace Cruz-Beyer, James Cunningham, Alex DeMartino, Derya Demirtas,
Jennifer DiNardo, Mary Ann Dowling, Patricia Downey, Jennifer Downing, Russell English, Erica Needham Errico,
Kathie Fetchko, Chris Flora, Theresa Fusco, Monsignor Mark Giordani, Jim Gluszak, Gladys & John Greed, Joy Grenewicz,
Suzanne Hammond, Finnuala Hanifan, Agnes & George Hayek, Geri Hayes, Jessica & Hannah Joseph, Susan Kadar, Father Daniel
Kelly, Jessica Kirby, John Kraft, Valerie Landell, Patricia Lane, Shirley Lavin, Elaine LeFever, Roberto Leyva, Raymond Makusiewicz, Jr., Anthony Maitilasso, Jr., Sal Mauceli, Sharon Miller, Jake Michael Miraldi, Kathy Modrow,
Mike Palumbo, Alexander Partyka, Patty Pellegrino, Cheryl Piritz, Joyce & Mike Polster, Michael Porfido, James Proulx,
Jack Rhinesmith, Joan Riccardi, John Rokicki, Donna Rozsas, Alexia Russ, Father Edward Salmon, Father Jude Salus,
George Scarpa, Ben Sellitto, Coleen Shields, Crystal Siro, Francis Siro, Terri Skill, Ernest Sprague, Gloria Steets, Kristen & Sofia Steets, Evelyn Strauss, Joni Strauss, Brysen Sutton, Delia M. Sutton, Edna & Paul Swenson, Geraldine Syfor,
Irene Towey, Daisy Valentin and Rita Zimich.
Saturday 1/9 5:00pm Father Agustine Pedrosa
Sunday January 10th Baptism of the Lord
Intentions of Dorothy Charette
Henry Strand Robert Boris Souls of Purgatory
Monday 1/11 12:05pm Francis & Stella Covel
Tuesday 1/12 12:05pm Catherine Auriemma
Wednesday 1/13 12:05pm Peggy Woodring
12:05pm Intentions of Geraldine Syfor
Patricia Ann Hassert
Saturday 1/16 5:00pm Helen Sciorra
Sunday January 17th Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Robert Morsell Ken Spellman Victor Pallante
Our Parish Family is Served By
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
“Oremus pro Invicem”
Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021
January 3, 2021
Collection $5,385 Online Giving $1,746
Total: $7,131 Our weekly budget is still $10,000
We gracious invite those who are not able to come to church to continue supporting your parish in your absence. Thank you for your
prayerful and financial support.
January 17, 2020
1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Saint John 1:35-42
All donations can be mailed to the Parish Center at: 22 Halsted Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Again, thank you for your generosity!
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Saint Mother Teresa Food Pantry is open, and our clients came despite the cold. We distributed 50 bags of groceries along with toiletries for everyone. The list below is the groceries we need for the upcoming weeks. Rice A Roni (all kinds) Manwich Toilet Paper Fruit snacks Paper Towels Canned pineapple Napkins Coffee (regular and decaf) Tissues Tea (regular and decaf) Salad dressings (all kinds) Cooking oil / Sugar Pudding snack cups (chocolate) Jello snack cups (all kinds) Progresso soup (all kinds) Canned Spinach Granola bars (chocolate chip and peanut butter) Oreo cookies Pasta Roni / Rice Sides / Pasta Sides (all kinds) Children’s juice boxes
Thank you for your continued generosity.
ALL Faith Formation Classes will begin Monday,
January 18, 2021 at 4:05pm
The Columbiettes are sponsoring a campaign to seek our
Blessed Mother’s intercession to Save Unborn Babies - SUB!
Please support this endeavor to pray ONE MILLION HAIL MARYS.
You can e-mail your tallies to: [email protected]
The tally so far is: 538,388
On behalf of our entire pastoral staff and parishioners, we want to wish Mrs. Doreen Zimmerman (pictured in the center) our sincere thanks for working as our Parish Center Office Assistant for the past two years. Prior to that, she also volunteered in our Saint Mother Teresa Food Pantry. Her smile and positive energy will be greatly missed. We wish you well on your next journey in life as we promise to pray for you and your family and blame everything that goes wrong in the office on you for at least twelve months. “Ad multos annos.”
Next weekend readings
Save Unborn Babies
Best Wishes and gratitude to Doreen Zimmerman
On Monday, December 21st of last year (actually only 12/13 days ago) we were reminded in Deacon Tom’s homily that weekend, that a rare “Christmas star” would appear in the sky. As Deacon Tom told us, the last time that this star was visible from earth was on Wednesday, March 4, 1226 (yes, almost 800 years ago).
Technically, it was not really a star, but actually the conjunction of two planets (Jupiter and Saturn) whose orbits came within .1 degree of each other, making them appear to be on top of each other. Reality was something different than it appeared. What some of us saw, or thought we saw, was actually something else. We thought we saw a star, but in reality, it was the aligning of two planets.
This weekend, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany (which in Greek means “revelation” or “manifestation”). In this celebration, God the Father reveals Jesus as the Savior to the Magi.
To the average onlooker, what they saw was a helpless, poor child in a trough, which was used to feed animals. But, for the Magi, it was the Son of God Himself. What appeared as one thing, in reality, was something else!
To the Magi, this star, or planetary conjunction was thought to be an angel or a messenger from God. As Saint Matthew told us in today’s Gospel: “They were overjoyed at seeing the star” (Matthew 2:10). This great joy came from doing God’s Will and allowed them to follow this star in order to find the Holy Family.
It gave them great light to recognize in the baby; Jesus the King, Jesus the God and Jesus the man (represented by the gifts which they offered; gold, frankincense and myrrh).
It also gave them great peace, again as Saint Matthew said: “And on entering the house, they saw the child with Mary His Mother. They prostrated themselves and did Him homage” (Matthew 2:11).
Interestingly enough, Herod and the others were not able to see the same star which guided the Magi. Maybe the message was only intended for them? Maybe it was God’s personal revelation to them about who this baby truly was! The last and final line of today’s Gospel was: “They departed for their country by another way.”
Again, they were warned in a dream not to return to Herod. But, I think that they possibly traveled “another way” because once they saw Jesus
revealed as the Son of God and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior, their lives were changed, transformed, renewed and became something different and they could no longer walk in the same path they onc
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