Saint Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC Church
Schedule of Masses Weekdays
Monday-Friday at 12:05pm Weekends
Saturday (Sunday Vigil) at 5:00pm Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am
and 5:00pm Misa en Español todos los Domingos a las 2:30pm
y tambien, el tercer Lunes del Mes a las 7:00pm
February 4, 2018
of reconciliation Saturday at 4:00-4:30pm or by appointment
Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage or
Please call the Parish Center
Our Parish Family is Served By
Weekly Mass Intentions
Father ST Sutton, Pastor 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Father Alexander Londono, Migrant Ministry Fr. [email protected]
Father Edward Davey, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Thomas Zayac Deacon Gerald Hanifan, retired
Director of all Faith Formation 973-383-8413 - [email protected]
Kelly Dachisen, Director of Music Ministry [email protected]
Anne Lundgren, Office Manager 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Karen Glowatski, Office Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Sharon Eltzholtz, Bulletin Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Robert Lasser, Finance Administrator 973-383-1985
TRUSTEES OF THE PARISH Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek
and Gerard Woodring.
Saturday 2/3 5:00pm John Acocella Paul Reskovac
Sunday February 4th
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mary Weigh Rusty Strand
Jean Sedensky Carmen Perina
Monday 2/5 12:05pm Police Officer Brian Gibson
Tuesday 2/6 12:05pm Intentions of Russell Kummer
Wednesday 2/7 12:05pm Janet Lee-Meehan
Thursday 2/8 12:05pm Eleanor J. Favata
Friday 2/9 12:05pm Elsa Valdivia
Saturday 2/10 5:00pm Joshua Thomas Jennie Capra
Sunday February 11th
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Francis & Stella Covel
Hailey Acierno Joseph Wallace
fifth Sunday in ordinary time - February 4, 2018
The Sanctuary Lamp, which burns near the Tabernacle, is the reminder of our
Lord’s presence in the Most Holy Eucharist, burns this week
in loving memory of:
And 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!
Please remember in your prayers the following members of
our parish family:
Ron Ayers, Fred Bender, Mary Benziger, Veronica Fernandez Burgos, Father Michael
Burke, Father Angelus Croce, Penny Decker, Peter De Kleine, Jennifer DiNardo, John Fedash,
Pat Fitzpatrick, Kathy Flores, Linda Flynn, Daniel Glowatski, Joy Grenewicz, Susan Kadar,
Jessica Kirby, Kerri Knight, Shirley Lavin, Bill Matulewicz, Jeff Matyas, Freddy Middleton,
Gen Muth, Mike Palumbo, Michael Polster, James Proulx, Olga Romeo, Linda Ross, Alexia Russ,
Michael Ryan, Christel Siro, Margherita Vass, Cathy Veluta, Carol Youngman and Rita & Tom Zimich.
May the Lord touch their lives with His healing presence!
“Oremus Pro Invicem”
Monday, February 5 4:05pm Faith Formation (Library) 6:50pm Faith Formation (Library) 7:00pm Columbiettes (Community Center)
Wednesday, February 7 10:00am Prayer Shawl Ministry (Parish Center) 6:00pm R.C.I.A. (Parish Center) Thursday, February 8 1:00pm Legion of Mary (Parish Center) Sunday, February 11 Confirmation Class (School) 3:00pm Squirettes (Community Center)
This week’s events
February 11, 2018
Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46
1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 Saint Mark 1:40-45
PARISH WEEKEND DONATIONS
Mother Teresa Food Pantry
January 21, 2018 Collection $8,401
Online Giving $314
Total: $8,715 Thank you for your generosity
Remember our weekly goal is $10,000 Weekend Mass attendance: 724
Father has posted each week that our goal is $10,000. We seem to be so very close each week, but cannot change the weekly number unless we all reconsider what we donate to our church. Please know that he personally joins us each week in making a donation to our church and has made the commitment of donating 25% more each week this year. He invites you to join him in this commitment if you are able! Thank you!
We thank you and continue to depend upon your generosity and kindness in bringing food to church each and every week.
Our food pantry serves 250 registered families. We want you to know that all those who come to Saint Mother Teresa Food Pantry are so grateful and appreciative of what Saint Joseph Church does for them. If you are not able to go shopping and would like to make a donation to the Food Pantry, we will do the shopping for you. You can put your donation in the boxes marked “Caring Group” at each entrance of the church. Please know that your kindness makes such a difference to those who deal with very difficult life situations. Our pantry is so blessed because of all the Parishioners at Saint Joseph Church. Thank you again for your continued support!
This year, the parish is offering Matthew Kelly’s new book Perfectly Yourself for your Lenten reading pleasure. If you would like to make a
donation to defray the cost of shipping, there is a basket at the entrance of the church. The book is also available at the Parish Center Office during the week.
Hope you enjoy the read!
We are preparing the new schedules for March, April and May for Eucharist Ministers,
Readers and Altar Servers.
Please call or email the Parish Office before noon on Friday, February 9th with any changes or days that you
are not available during these months. This does not include the Vigil or Easter.
There will be a special sign-up sheet for them.
Please remember to make sure your assignment is covered when you are unavailable.
Our newest parish ministry to those in need
I know that you have heard about our plans to utilize our former Saint Joseph Regional School building across the street from the church. Unfortunately, this past year one of our benefactors backed out on his commitment to fund this new ministry. Therefore, it has delayed our official opening. As you may know, we here at Saint Joseph Church take seriously the call of the Lord Jesus to feed the poor, to clothe the naked and now we are venturing into our newest ministry of caring for the elderly. It is in this new venture that we need your assistance. It is our vision that we will not only create this much needed ministry in our parish and in Sussex County (as to date there are no other adult day care centers in the county) but also, utilize more fully the empty school building which will provide income and allow us to complete the much needed projects through our properties. Please be assured that Faith Formation will continue to utilize the school classrooms and our parish will still continue to use the Community Center whenever needed. At this time, I am asking forty (40) families to donate one thousand dollars ($1,000) which is what we will need to start the Guardian Angel Care Center here in Newton. Once we open our doors to the public, we will only need seventeen (17) clients in order to balance our books. Of course, if you are not able to make this amount individually, you are welcome to join other families or friends in being part of this much needed and valuable asset in our parish and in the county.
The Guardian Angel Care Center will be a 501(3)c Corporation which will be distinct from the Corporation of Saint Joseph Church and as such, we will eventually be able to secure outside and possibly state, county and federal funding. Because of this type of non-profit corporation, your donation will be tax deductible. We are also working on local companies that will match your donations to the day care center. I personally invite you to come and be part of something new, something important, something worthwhile! And of course, I would never ask you to do something I would not do, I am personally pledging $1,000 to this project and invite those who are able to do the same.
As of today, we have already had three people
come forward and make a pledge even before
this article was printed.
If you have any questions about this new
project, do not hesitate to call me at the Parish
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