Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church Oradell - New Milford, NJ
December 25, 2011 Christmas Day
Our Parish Mission Statement As a family of faith, Saint Joseph Parish welcomes everyone to encounter Jesus Christ
through Word, Worship, Community, and Service. Guided by the Holy Spirit,
we are changed for the better and sent forth as disciples of Christ to continue his work in the world.
Saturday 5pm, Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 12 Noon
Weekdays: 7am, 8:30am Saturday 8:30am
Holy Days: As announced in the bulletin
Contact the Parish Office before the fifth month of pregnancy
Sick / Homebound / Hospital Ministry
Call the Parish Office
Call the Parish Office at least one year in advance
Reconciliation / Confessions
Saturday, 4 pm - 5 pm
Christian Initiation of Adults
Contact the Parish Office
Miraculous Medal Novena:
Monday, 7 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
First Wednesday of the Month, 9am to 5:30 pm
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Pastoral Staff Rev. Thomas B. Iwanowski, Pastor • Rev. Raul Ivan Silva, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Roy Regaspi, Parochial Vicar • Rev. George M. Reilly, Pastor Emeritus
Mr. Heath Winborn, Director of Operations • Mrs. Colette Vail, Principal • Mrs. Angela Gussoni, Vice Principal
Mr. Anthony Armando, Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Minister
Mrs. Arlene Kennedy, Sacramental Coordinator • Mr. Monroe Quinn, Director of Music
Phone Fax Email Website Parish Office 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-0148 201-261-0369 [email protected] sjcnj.org
St. Joseph School 305 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-2388 201-261-0830 [email protected] sjsusa.org
Religious Education 300 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-1144 201-261-1163 [email protected] sjcnj.org
Parish Office Hours: Weekdays 9 am - 4 pm or by appointment
Religious Education Office Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thurs. 9 am - 5pm
Prince of Peace
IN YOUR HEART
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ
Saturday 5:00 pm 5:00 pm MC 5:00 pm Gym 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10.30 am 12 noon 12 noon MC
Monday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Tuesday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Thursday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Friday 7:00 am 8:30 am
Saturday 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10.30 am 12 noon
December 24, 2011 Christmas Vigil Mary E. Burns Douglas F. Baker Lloyd DeNicolo Brian Patrick Coogan People of the Parish
December 25, 2011 Christmas Day Marge and Joe Hoock Kennedy and Grimm Families Felice Bartolmeo Anthony Crocco Arlene Aubert
December 26, 2011 Susan and Terence McCormack Margaret E. Flanagan
December 27 2011 Cecilia and Teresita Tumang Louise Maloney and James R. Toscano
December 28, 2011 Julia Masterson First Anniversary Remembrance Irene M. Galvan
December 29, 2011 Francisco and Antonio Tumang Marie Klein
December 30, 2011 Pablo and Alejandro Tumang Anthony Errico Tenth Anniversary Remembrance
December 31, 2011 New Year’s Eve Brendan Patrick Hodnett People of the Parish
January 1, 2012 New Year’s Day Feast of the Mary, The Mother of God People of the Parish Nancy Leone Edward Kirk Twelfth Anniversary Remembrance William James Sweeney
BREAD AND WINE INTENTIONS The Bread and Wine for the week of December 25, 2011 are given In Loving Memory of Douglas F. Baker, Sr., donated and requested by Dolores Baker and family.
The Rectory Office will be closed Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2, 2012
“AN AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS JOY” Sunday, January 8, at 3 pm
in our church Sunday, January 8, at 3 pm, those involved in the music ministry of our parish and school will present a musical program featuring a variety of styles of Christmas music — traditional, contemporary, religious, popular. Plan to join us for some Christmas joy Sunday afternoon, January 8, the Feast of the Epiphany, at 3 pm in the church. Be sure to invite your relatives and friends.
YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED, WE’RE MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH!
FIND OUT MORE MONDAY, JANUARY 9, AT 7:30 PM
After more than nine months of work, Forward in Faith 2016, the strategic plan for our parish, including our school, is now complete. This plan covers every aspect of the parish. Forward in Faith 2016 deals with
Worship Leadership Lifelong Faith Formation, Community/Family Life Evangelization Stewardship Service Saint Joseph School.
The plan will be formally presented to the entire parish at a meeting Monday, January 9, at 7:30 pm in our lower school gym. Please mark the date on your calendar. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn the direction that we have set for ourselves for the next five years.
IS SAINT JOSEPH PARISH ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST?
As you check your list to make sure that all your friends and relatives have received their Christmas Gift, be sure that Saint Joseph Parish has received a special Christmas Gift from you. Our parish greatly depends upon your financial generosity during this Christmas Season to meet its larger expenses. Your special Christmas offering can be placed in any collection between now and January 8, or may be mailed to the Parish Office, 105 Harrison Street, New Milford, NJ 07646. Thank you!
Visit us at sjcnj.org sjsusa.org
CHRISTMAS DAY DECEMBER 25, 2011
THE PASTOR’S COLUMN
REFLECTING AT CHRISTMAS
On behalf of the members of the parish staff (Father Raul, Father Roy, Mr. Heath Winborn, Mrs. Colette Vail, Mrs. Angela Gussoni, Mr. Anthony Amando, Mrs. Arlene Kennedy, and Mr. Monroe Quinn), best wishes for a joyous Christmas Season. May
you truly feel the presence of the Prince of Peace in your life during this special time of the year.
I want to use this column to give you an update on some of the good things that have taken place here in our parish during this year of 2011, which is rapidly drawing to a close. Sometimes we are so busy living each day that we do not take the time to look back and appreciate what has happened during the past months.
Many fine things have taken place at our parish thanks to the Lord, and thanks to your sharing of your faith, time, talent, and treasure with your parish family. I would like to remind you of some of them.
February We began training a baptism preparation team that would be responsible for a new baptism preparation program. Sister Sandy DeMasi and Sisters Donna Ciangio worked with this team of parish members for several months.
March Some 120 teenagers took part in Confirmation Retreats designed to help prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Meitler Consultants of Wisconsin began working with our parish to produce a five year strategic plan for every aspect of our parish, including our school. The plan, called Forward in Faith 2016, was completed in late November and will be presented to the parish January 9, 2012.
There was a Cornerstone Retreat for Women, and a Cornerstone Retreat for Men. This marked 19 years of such retreats at our parish.
The Parish Pastoral Council sponsored an In Pew Survey to gather thoughts and ideas from parish members.
April Our new parish website (sjcnj.org) went live! A new school website soon followed (sjsusa.org). We enhanced our presence on the web.
May Bishop Dominic Marconi celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for 122 teenagers of our parish.
120 children received their First Holy Communion at our Sunday Masses.
June Father Roy Regaspi, a newly ordained priest, was assigned to our parish. He replaced Father Tony Ricarti, who was re-assigned to Bergen Catholic High School and Sacred Heart Parish in Haworth.
July Anne Annunziato became our new parish secretary following the retirement of Gloria DeStefano after 30 years of service.
August All the rooms in our two school buildings were given a new lease on life. The walls were painted, the floors were cleaned and polished, the blackboards were replaced with white boards, and smart boards/short throw projectors were installed in many classrooms.
The school gym was refurbished to look like new! A Parish Music Committee was established. The Saint Joseph Athletic Association, which sponsors basketball, cheerleading, and track, was re-organized to better serve the needs of parish children.
September Saint Joseph School was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. This prestigious honor proclaims to all the superior education available at our parish school.
the greenhouse, a new, all-day early childhood program at our school opened its doors to eager 3 and 4 year old children. With new, enthusiastic teachers, and refurbished rooms, the greenhouse truly is a place where "where little schola