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  • Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church

    The Nativity of Our Lord, December 25, 2013 Oradell / New Milford, NJ

    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

    M s g r . D a v i d C . H u b b a , pastor

    Rev. George M. Reilly, pastor emeritus

    Rev. Andrew Park, parochial vicar Msgr. Richard Groncki WEEKEND ASSISTANT Rev. Claude Nikpi CHRISTMAS CELEBRANT


    Sunday Mass Saturday 5:00 pm

    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

    Miraculous Medal Novena

    Monday, 7:00 pm in Marys Chapel

    PARISH REGISTRATION Become part of our

    parish family by contacting

    the Parish Office at 201-261-0148


    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.

    Christian Initiation of AdultsRCIA

    Contact the Religious Education Office

    at 201-261-1144

    And the word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Jn 1: 14

    Mrs. Colette Vail Principal of Saint Joseph School

    Mrs. Angela Gussoni Vice Principal of Saint Joseph School

    Mrs. Diane Hellriegel Dir. of Communications & Development

    Mr. Thomas Meli Mr. Monroe Quinn Facilities Director Director of Music

    Mrs. Phyllis Vrola Mrs. Anne Annunziato Business Manager Parish Secretary

    Deacon George Montalvo Director of Religious Education

    Mrs. Arlene Kennedy Sacrament Coordinator

    Mr. Anthony Armando Youth Minister

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    Not the dance of stars and planets or Octobers rhapsody,

    not the stirring of the spring or Mays pink ecstasy.

    Not butterflies from lowly worms or mornings gold with light,

    pine forests sweet with blue perfume or peace of velvet nights.

    Not worlds alive with wonder or the grace to live and learn, the dear kiss of forgiveness,

    the soldiers safe return.

    Not babies from an act of love each fingerprint unique, not miracles of healing

    or the finding when we seek.

    Of all the countless gifts bestowed from Gods creative plan,

    none tells so near his wondrous love as his becoming man.

    (From the book, Love by Marie Chiarella, Saint Joseph parishioner and retired teacher.)

    One of the great Catholic spiritual writers of the modern era was the English Jesuit Alban Goodier, a scholarly man with a rich life of prayer and an astute sense of what

    the interior life calls for. After going through the Jesuits customarily long preparation for the priesthood, in his case sixteen years, Goodier was ordained in 1903 and eventually became his orders religious superior in the London area. Sent to Bombay in 1915 to settle a troublesome dispute in its Jesuit University, he wound up, four years later, being named Archbishop of Bombay. The pressures and difficulties of that office, in what was then a vexing political atmosphere, led him to leave that position and return to London as an auxiliary bishop. This worked to the Churchs advantage, since he was able to devote more time to his studies and so bless the Catholic people with a number of profoundly helpful writings. I think the following reflection of Archbishop Goodier is a marvelous one for Christmas, as we celebrate the permanent coming of the Son of God into our world and into human life:

    What is Jesus Christ to me? He is my love in the deepest human sense of which my human heart is capable; do I need to say any more? He is my satisfaction, pressed down deep and flowing over, is not that enough? He is my inspiration: in Him, from Him, and with Him is my life and all that it contains: let Him take it and do with it exactly what He pleases. He is my strength and my support; when I fail He lifts me up, when I suffer He is my companion, when I am alone and despairing, He is at my side. And He is my crown; I ask for nothing more; with Him, come what may, I know I shall have enough, here in this life and for all eternity.

    The presence of Christ, forever among us with his intense and abiding love, matters more than anything. It is this that is at the heart of all our most important Christmas rejoicing. May you and your loved ones, and people throughout our world, know all of Christs blessings. Merry Christmas, and a holy one, to you all!

    Msgr. David Hubba


    The cover photo of this bulletin is the centerpiece of the main stained glass window of Saint Joseph Church. It is our very own Christmas window featuring our patron saint, Joseph, as he watches over the Holy Family on that first Christmas day.

    May Saint Joseph always watch over and guide Saint Joseph Parish as well.

    May you and your loved ones


    the Happiness of Christmas by welcoming Gods Son

    the Peace of Christmas by sharing Gods love

    the Promise of Christmas by living Gods will.

    Msgr. David Hubba, Fr. Andrew Park, Deacon George Montalvo,

    and the Staff of Saint Joseph Parish

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    If you were lucky enough to attend last years parish Christmas concert, you will know that it certainly lived up to its name, An Afternoon of Christmas Joy!

    Be sure to circle Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm on your calendar for this years concert. Thats the date when the members of our parish music ministry will showcase their talents as they perform selections from a variety of styles of Christmas music, including traditional, religious, contemporary and popular. Help us to ring out the Christmas Season with beautiful music and joyful song!

    Visit us on our websites. Parish: sjcnj.org School: sjsusa.org

    Religious Ed.: sjcreligioused.blogspot.com

    SJS 9TH ANNUAL TRICKY TRAY The highly anticipated Saint Joseph School 9th Annual Tricky Tray, Continuing the Excellence, will be held on Thursday, February 6 at the Rockleigh Country Club. Doors will open at 5:30 pm; dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. There will be a preview of the hundreds of wonderful prizes/baskets on the day of the event from 12 noon to 2:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit our parish school.

    The reservation price of $65 per person includes a four-course dinner, beer/wine/soda, and a $25 ticket sheet for the prize drawings.

    This very popular event is open to all. To reserve your tickets, contact Geraldine at 201-390-6456 or at [email protected]

    LOOKING FOR A GREAT SCHOOL? Come to an Open House on Wednesday, January 8, at Saint Joseph School, our nationally recognized elementary school for kindergarten through Grade 8, and our

    exciting PreK program the greenhouse. Stop by anytime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm (no appointment required) and tour our facilities, meet our teachers and talk to our students. Come see firsthand what makes SJS (Saint Joseph School) so special!

    BECOME PART OF OUR PARISH FAMILY If you arent already and would like to become a member of our parish (and we hope you do!), please contact the parish office at 201-261-0148.

    DID YOU KNOW? The birthplace of Jesus Bethlehemmeans house of bread. Many ancient commentators interpreted this as prefiguring the Eucharist. Jesus came to earth in the house of bread and comes to us in the form of Living Bread every time we receive the Blessed Sacrament. Our Sunday Visitor

    Join us often for the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Joseph Church. Our Mass Schedule can be found on the cover of this bulletin.

    PreK students from Saint Joseph Schools the greenhouse,

    our early childhood program, offer their special prayers to God.


    YOUR GIFT MEANS SO MUCH Our parish greatly depends upon your financial generosity during this Christmas Season to help support its ministries and to meet its larger expenses. Your special Christmas offering can be placed in any collection between now and January 12, or may be mailed to the Parish Office, 105 Harrison Street, New Milford, NJ 07646. Thank you!

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    Compiled by the Liturgy of the Word With Children Committee


    Let us give thanks to God

    for the very special gift

    of his Son, Jesus Christ.

    The Savior, Jesus Christ, was born in a manger.

    The Gospel is the Good News about Jesus.

    The Gospel Reading for today is from

    Saint John 1:1-18.

    Long ago, God promised to send a Savior into

    the world. TodayChristmas Dayis the

    birthday of that Savior, Jesus Christ.

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