Saint Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC Church
of Masses Weekdays: Monday-Friday at 12:05pm
Weekends: Saturday (Sunday Vigil) at 5:00pm
Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30am
Misa en Español todos los Domingos a las 2:30pm y tambien, el tercer Lunes del mes a las 7:00pm
August 13, 2017
of reconciliation Saturday at 4:00-4:30pm
or by appointment
Personal Appointments 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 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
TRUSTEES OF THE PARISH Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek
and Gerard Woodring.
5:00pm Patricia Beck Intentions of Phyllis Magnone
Sunday August 13th
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rocco Caruso Intentions of Dorothy & Frank Pacholarz
Frank Cangelosi Stephen & Pearl Polc
Hailey Acierno Patricia Beck
Monday 8/14 12:05pm PO Randy Church
Tuesday 8/15 12:05pm 7:00pm
Michael Mautelewicz Ernest Fontaine
Wednesday 8/16 12:05pm Intentions of Pete Riso
Thursday 8/17 12:05pm Edward J. Harned
Friday 8/18 12:05pm Claire Flachbart Sgt. William H. Schwindt, Jr.
Saturday 8/19 5:00pm Rosie Woodring
Sunday August 20th
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rocco Caruso Mary Duthaler
Rosemary Gumann Alice Szymczak
Nicholas A. Marino Marjorie & John Mills
Nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time - August 13, 2017
The Sanctuary Lamp which burns near the tabernacle, is the reminder of our Lord’s presence
in the Most Holy Eucharist, burns 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 be resting in the joy of God’s heavenly kingdom!
“Oremus Pro Invicem”
Finally, the new pew cushions have arrived. Once again, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for all those who participated in this
renewal endeavor of our parish church. God bless you for your generosity!
PARISH WEEKEND DONATIONS
August 6 - Collection $6,929 Online Giving $473
Remember our weekly goal is $10,000
Monday, August 14
7:00pm First Sessions of our Bible Study (Library)
Tuesday, August 15: Mass at 12:05 and 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 16
10:00am Prayer Shawl Ministry (Parish Center)
Thursday, August 17
1:00pm Legion of Mary (Parish Center)
Sunday, August 20
10:30am “Coffee And” (Community Center)
2:30pm Misa en Español (Church)
This week’s events
August 20, 2017
Isaiah 56:1,6-7 Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Saint Matthew 15:21-28
“Good works are links that form a chain of love.” - Saint Mother Teresa
It is our vocation and calling from the Lord Jesus
Himself, to “Feed my sheep.” So we ask you to please remember these “little ones” before you leave your
house for church. Pick up an extra can or box of food and leave it at the entrance of the church.
Did you bring a can of food with you this week? Leaving feeding to the poor to others, is just not
an acceptable way to live our Christian lives.
Let us remember the words of Saint Paul: “The Lord loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)
Thanks to the bishop
Food for the needy
Many thanks to Bishop Serratelli for making his
pastoral visit to our parish family this past weekend.
Thanks also to his ecclesiastical secretary Father Kevin
Corcoran for being the Master of Ceremonies.
At the end of the Mass he thanked the people of Saint
Joseph Church for their generosity to the diocese,
to their parish and to their “pastor” Father ST.
It seems this was his official announcement of our new
pastor. We congratulate Father ST as he becomes our
new pastor of Saint Joseph Church. May the Lord bless
Father for many years to come as he leads our parish
in faith, hope and charity!
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Would you or anyone you know, like to become a Catholic? If you have never been baptized or have been baptized in a Protestant church and would like to be members of our Church, please let us know. Maybe you have not received all your Sacraments and would like more information about how to do this, we welcome you to participate in our parish’s RCIA Program (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) which is a sacramental process of conversion that will help you travel on your spiritual journey to follow Christ in your life.
If you are interested, please call Deacon Tom and Joanne Zayac
Classes will begin in September on Wednesdays
in the Parish Center.
Tuesday, August 15th, is the
Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary and is a Holy
Day with the obligation of
attending Mass. Masses are
at: 12:05 and 7:00pm.
Do you have a child in Grades 1-10 and have not registered them for Faith
Formation this coming year? Please contact Mrs. Linda Gorski,
the Director of Faith Formation here at Saint Joseph Church at:
[email protected] or call her at: 973.383.8413.
What is a pastor?
According to the Code of Canon Law: “A pastor is obliged to make provision that the Word of God is proclaimed in its entirety to those living in the parish; for this reason, he is to take care that the lay members of the Christian faithful are instructed in the truths of the faith, especially by giving a homily on Sundays and holy days of obligation and by offering catechetical instruction. He is to foster works through which the spirit of the Gospel is promoted, even in what pertains to social justice. He is to have particular care for the Catholic education of children and youth. He is to make every effort, even with the collaboration of the Christian faithful, so that the message of the Gospel comes also to those who have ceased the practice of their religion or do not profess the true faith. The pastor is to see that the Most Holy Eucharist is the center of the parish assembly of the faithful. He is to work so that the Christian faithful are nourished through the devout celebration of the Sacraments and, in a special way, that they frequently approach the sacraments of the Most Holy Eucharist and penance. He is also to endeavor that they are led to practice prayer even as families and take part consciously and actively in the sacred liturgy which, under the authority of the diocesan bishop, the pastor must direct in his own parish and is bound to watch over so that no abuses creep in. In order to fulfill his office diligently, a pastor is to strive to know the faithful entrusted to his care. Therefore, he is to visit families, sharing especially in the cares, anxieties and griefs of the faithful, strengthening them in the Lord and prudently correcting them if they are failing in certain areas. With generous love he is to help the sick, particularly those close to death, by refreshing them solicitously with the sacraments and commending their souls to God; with particular diligence he is to seek out the poor, the afflicted, the lonely, those exiled from their country and similarly those weighed down by special difficulties. He is to work so that spouses and parents are supported in fulfilling their proper duties and is to foster growth of Christian life in the family. A pastor is to recognize and promote the proper part which the lay members of the Christian faithful have in the mission of the Church, by fostering their associations for the purposes of religion. He is to cooperate with his own bishop and the prebysterium of
the diocese, also working so that the faithful have concern for parochial communion, consider themselves members of the diocese and of the Universal Church and participate in and sustain efforts to promote this same communion (Canons 528ff). The code goes on to enumerate how the pastor is to administer the Sacraments and how he is “in all juridic affairs” the one who “represents the parish according to the norm of law.” He also is to take care of the financial and spiritual “goods” of the church. In all of this canonical information, the only real difference between an Administrator and a Pastor is that the Pastor enjoys the protection of the law in his new “office” (the particular term that canon law uses for his official position). This means that having been appointed for a particular period of time (usually 6 years) he may not be moved by the bishop without the pastor’s consent. This is a great day and joy in the life of the parish. Having been without a permanent spiritual leader for two years, the bishop’s appointment of Father ST as the new pastor gives stability to the parish and is truly a “shot in the arm” for all your faithfulness and generosity (both of which were mentioned during the bishop’s final comments at the 5:00pm Mass last Saturday). Please remember to continue to pray for Father ST as his “job” does not change, nor does his challenges or duties, but, now that he has a more permanent “office” in the Church, he will be able to continue in his vision for Saint Joseph for at least six more years as he is committed to truly “Working harder to work together to make a difference.” Once the official letter of appointment has been received at the Parish Center, it will be officially read by one of the Trustees at all Masses. Once this takes place, we will be having a small reception in the Community Center to celebrate this grace in the life of our parish community. God bless Saint Joseph Church in Newton and God bless our new pastor, Father ST Sutton.
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