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  • Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph December 30, 2013

    Oradell / New Milford, NJ

    Sacramental Life

    Pastoral Staff

    Office Location Phone Email Website

    Parish Office 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-0148 [email protected] sjcnj.org

    Religious Education 300 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-1144 [email protected] sjcreligioused.blogspot.com

    Saint Joseph School 305 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-2388 [email protected] sjsusa.org

    the greenhouse-PreK 305 Elm St., Oradell 201-477-8114 [email protected] greenhouseusa.org

    Parish Office Hours: Weekdays 9 am - 5 pm or by appointment Religious Ed. Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 10 am - 6 pm / Fri. closed

    Reconciliation / Confessions Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Baptism Contact the Parish Office before the fifth month of pregnancy.

    Marriage Arrangements should be made with a priest at least one year in advance.

    Sick / Homebound / Hospital Ministry Call the Parish Office.

    Mass Schedule

    Sunday Mass Saturday 5:00 pm Anticipated

    Sunday 7:00 am 8:30 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm

    Daily Mass Weekdays 7:00 am and 8:30 am

    Saturday 8:30 am

    Holy Days as announced in the bulletin

    Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament First Wednesday of the Month 9:00 am - 5:30 pm in Marys Chapel

    Miraculous Medal Novena Monday, 7:00 pm in Marys Chapel

    Christian Initiation of AdultsRCIA Contact the Religious Education Office.

    Parish Registration Contact the Parish Office.

    R e v . T h o m a s B . I w a n o w s k i , pastor

    Rev. George M. Reilly, pastor emeritus Rev. Andrew Park, parochial vicar Rev. Roy Regaspi, parochial vicar

    Dr. Marianne Conway Interim Director of Religious Education

    Mrs. Arlene Kennedy Sacrament Coordinator

    Mr. Heath Winborn Director of Operations

    Mr. Monroe Quinn Mr. Anthony Armando Director of Music Youth Minister

    Mrs. Colette Vail Principal of Saint Joseph School

    Mrs. Angela Gussoni Vice Principal of Saint Joseph School

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    PRAYER REQUESTS Let us remember those who are ill: Mary Potter, Mary Berman, Cara Kamrowski

    Let us remember all those who have recently died: Nancy Smith

    Let us remember those serving in the military.

    INFO TO COME Sunday Collection amounts for December 23 and December 30 will appear in the January 6 bulletin. The list of contributors to the Christmas flower offering will appear January 13. The Christmas collection total will be published in the January 20 bulletin.


    We would like to sincerely thank all those parishioners who have responded to the recent appeal to increase your weekly giving in order to meet the ever-growing needs of our parish, which includes our church, school and religious education programs.

    Parishioners who are currently giving less than $10 a week have been asked to increase their donation to $10; parishioners who give more are asked to increase their weekly donation by at least $5 more per week. Many thanks to all those who have already responded so generously.

    If you have not yet had the chance to respond, you may clip and return the slip below. Simply place it in the collection basket or drop it off /mail it to the Parish Office (rectory) at 105 Harrison Street, New Milford, NJ 07646.

    Or you may send an email to [email protected] indicating your giving plans. Your response will save us a phone call in January. Thank you again for your support. It means everything.

    I/We are happy to support our parish and to help it to do even more for the Lord. I/We commit to a weekly contribution of $___________ to support our parish. Name ______________________________________________________ Address ___________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________________________________

    PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED: Monday, December 31, New Years Eve

    Tuesday, January 1, New Years Day

    Saturday 5:00 pm

    Sunday 7:00 am 8:30 am 10.30 am 10:30 am MC 12:30 pm

    Monday 7:00 am 8:30 am 5:00 pm

    Tuesday 8:30 am 10:30 am UC 12:30 pm UC

    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 7:00 am 8:30 am 10.30 am UC 10:30 am MC 12:30 pm

    December 29, 2012 Teresita & Antonio Tumang

    December 30, 2012 Feast of The Holy Family

    People of the Parish Marie Klein Ruth Fleming John Holfelder John Dabrowski

    December 31, 2012 New Years Eve Brendan Patrick Hodnett William James Sweeney William James Sweeney

    January 1, 2013 New Years Day Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God People of the Parish Brother Robert Durning Bridie, Patrick, JP, Billy Cuffe

    January 2, 2013 Nicholas Tucci Edward J. Kirk

    January 3, 2013 Brother Robert Durning Siegfrid Credo

    January 4, 2013 Rev. Msgr. Kevin M. Hanbury Daisy Tejera (living)

    January 5, 2013 Philip McGough Irene Lawless

    January 6, 2013 The Epiphany of the Lord

    People of the Parish Felice Bartolomeo Philip McGough In Memory of the Grandparents of The Dragotta and Franco Families Leo V. McCabe

    BREAD AND WINE INTENTIONS The Bread and Wine for the week of

    December 30, 2012 are offered In Loving Memory of

    Brendan Patrick Hodnett, as donated and requested by Sheila Hodnett.

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    TAKING TIME TO LOOK BACK Life is so busy that we often dont look back at what has occurred. We are wrapped up in the present moment or planning for the future. In this column I would like to look at

    some of the good things that happened in our parish during the year of 2012. I invite you to take a look back with me month by month.

    JANUARY -Forward in Faith 2016, the strategic plan for our parish, was formally presented at a parish meeting -The 2011 Christmas Giving Tree Project reported more than 400 items were donated as well as cash and gift card amounting to more $2,600. -Our Music Ministry presented a concert entitled "An Afternoon of Christmas Joy."

    FEBRUARY -Our school's Annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser took place at the Rockleigh Country Club. -With the start of Lent, small groups began to meet to discuss the Sunday readings of Lent using the book, OPEN OUR HEARTS.

    MARCH -The Women's Cornerstone Retreat took place for the 20th time in our parish. -There was a special day of recollection for the women of our parish conducted by Kathy Church. -The Men's Cornerstone Retreat took place for the 20th time in our parish. -Formation of the new Saint Joseph Athletic Association was announced. -Our Lent Food Drive took place.

    APRIL -Cardinal McCarrick visited our parish to celebrate the Easter Vigil. -Some 109 children received First Communion during our Sunday Masses. -The Pastoral Council held an Open Meeting for interested parishioners.

    MAY -Our second parish wide DAY OF SERVICE took place. -Bishop Marconi celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for some 133 teenagers of our parish. -The Shawl Ministry celebrated its Seventh Anniversary.

    JUNE -The Forward in Faith Implementation Committee was introduced to the parish. -Father Raul left our parish to serve the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota. -Father Andrew Park began his ministry in our parish.

    -Graduations took place at our school. -Our liturgical ministers met for an evening of recollection. -The parish Pastoral Staff held two days of planning. -The Pastoral Council took a survey regarding a possible Sunday evening Mass.

    JULY -Our new Sunday Mass Schedule went into effect. -Renovations and improvements began to be made in the parish offices and in our school buildings. -Diane Hellriegel became our Manager of Marketing, Communications and Development. -There was a summer program for young children sponsored by the greenhouse. -The Parish Pastoral Council held a day of planning and reflection.

    AUGUST -Building and technology improvements continued in the parish offices and school buildings. -Renovations continued in the Parish Life Center. -Our parish sponsored a performing arts program called the STARS OF SAINT JOSEPH. -The Saint Joseph Athletic Association sponsored a softball team in a local summer league.

    SEPTEMBER -The Great Adventure Bible Series resumed. -Saint Joseph School and the greenhouse opened their doors for a new year with 300 students. -Anthony Armando altered his position at our parish by choosing to remain as Youth Minister but to end his service as Coordinator of Religious Education. -Dr. Marianne Conway became our Interim Director of Religious Education.

    OCTOBER -The Religious Education Offices were relocated to the Parish Office/Rectory Building. -The outdoor shrine of Our Lady was blessed after its recent renovations. -The Coffee Talk series began. -The Parish Life Center on Grove street received its final Certificate of Occupancy.

    NOVEMBER -Father Johnpaul Cafiero led us in Three Days of Prayer, Three Days of Peace. -Our Thanksgiving Food Drive Took place. -The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for Oradell and River Edge took place at our parish.

    DECEMBER -Parishioners helped those in need by participating in our Giving Tree Project -Our parishs 2012 Annual Report was published. -An Increased Giving Campaign began in our parish.

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