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    October 29, 2017 Saturday October 28

    Saints Simon and Jude

    5:00pm Arthur George Ward

    r/o The Ward Family

    Sunday October 29

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00am Brent Evans

    r/o Celia Dubay

    9:30am People of the Parish

    (Spanish) 11:00am Holy Spirit Wisdom Ruth Ann Pryor r/o Dan Pryor Monday October 30 9:00am Carl Crouse r/o Grace Scodari Tuesday October 31

    9:00am John Haffert r/o Daughter, Betty 7:30pm People of the Parish

    (Vigil) Wednesday November 1

    All Saints 9:00am Marge McLaughlin r/o Altar Rosary Society 7:30pm Patricia Selvester r/o Fr. Guy Thursday November 2 The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed 9:00am The Faithful Departed 7:30pm The Faithful Departed Friday November 3 Saint Martin de Porres 9:00am Margaret Brennan r/o Terry & Joe Clark Please pray for the sick: Jonathan Alava, Benjamin Boschen, Jill Dubay, Paul Schroeder, Julie Galloway, Frances Wadnik, Theresa Dziura, Al Fantuzzi, Ann Krouse, Robert Meleo, Charles Roseberry, Bill Wargin, Ron Pultz, Alissa Zajac, Albert Schaare, George Melious, Anthony Francisco, Stephanie Danielle Lewis, Leo Kim, Jeanne Castella




    Church Expenses (Including Mortgage) $9,068.00

    Diocesan Assessment / Insurance 2,300.00

    Total $11,368.00

    Weekend of October 14 / 15 $6,219.50

    Bingo Income 1,065.00

    Total $7,284.50

    Weekly Surplus / (Deficit) ($4,084.00)

    Weekend of October 21 / 22 $6,212.75

    Bingo Income 788.00

    Other Income 50.00

    Total $7,050.75

    Weekly Income ($4,317.25)

    Diocesan World Mission Sunday $941.00

    This Week in Our Parish Sunday, October 29 9:45-10:45am Adult Choir / Choir Room 5:00pm Rosary Dinner / Community Room 7:00pm Bingo / Parish Center Monday, October 30 7:15-9:00pm Bell Choir / Choir Tuesday, October 31 7:30pm Vigil Mass Wednesday, November 1 ~ All Saints 9:00am & 7:30pm Mass 1:00pm Social Club / Community Room Thursday, November 2 ~ Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed 7:30pm Mass of Remembrance Friday, November 3 7:00pm Spanish Ministry Bible Study / Choir Room

    MENS SPIRITUALITY GROUP Meetings are held every other Saturday from 7:00AM 8:00AM in the Community Room. The next meeting is Saturday, November 11. The group will begin reading the book by Edward Sri, Praying the Rosary Like Never Before. The cost of the book is $15.00. If interested, men should contact Joe Leggio 908-689-1205

    ROSARY DINNER The Rosary Dinner hosted by the Youth Leadership Circle will be held Sunday, October 29 at 5:00pm in the Community Room. Please join the fellowship for prayer and we ask that you bring a covered dish to share.


    Items will be displayed for sale by Marian & Friends during the weekends of November 4 / 5 & 11 / 12. All proceeds will benefit the church. Some items could be a good stocking stuffer!

  • FIRE UPON THE EARTH: A NEW EVANGELIZATION COURSE Our Diocese is offering a nine month course to form people for the mission of evangelization here at St. Joseph Church. The classes will take place on the first Saturday of the month from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Community Room. This course is a basic introduction to the New Evangelization spoken of so often by our popes in recent years. An evangelistic retreat is incorporated into the content as well as different methods and practical tools available for use in the mission of evangelization. Fire Upon the Earth is open to anyone who wants to understand what evangelization is and can commit to a three hour class once a month from October thru June. Registration is required. For more information: www.diometuchen.org/evangelization or contact the Office of Evangelization 732-562-2469 or at evangelization @diometuchen.org


    Details on how you can get one will follow shortly.

    We expect delivery early in November.

    SAVE THE DATES! Saturday, November 4 Cemetery Clean Up 9:00AM 11:30AM Saturday, November 11 4:00PM 7:00PM Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Sunday, November 12 Gourmet Coffee & Refreshments following all Masses in the Community Room

    FROM THE PASTOR Thanks for all your prayers for Fr. Krystian and myself while we were down the shore at Convocation this past week, The annual gathering for all the priests of the diocese was well attended and we heard some good talks about ministry, especially our efforts to attract younger people to our churches.

    The talk from our bishop was both informative and encouraging. Please let me remind you that Wednesday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints and a holy day of obligation for all faithful Catholics. Masses will be: Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30PM (Vigil Mass) Wednesday, November 1 at 9:00AM Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30PM The following day, November 2, is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Its more commonly called All Souls Day and it is NOT a holy day of obligation. However, lots of people like to come to Mass that day as well and pray for the souls of their beloved dead. Masses will be: Thursday, November 2 at 9:00AM Thursday, November 2 at 7:30PM At the evening Mass at 7:30 we remember in particular all those from our parish who have died in the last year, as well as all the souls of the faithful departed. I hope that many of you will join us for that special Mass on the evening of All Souls Day as well. With these two feasts we enter into the final month of the Churchs liturgical year. This is a time when we focus on the four last things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. It is a time to remember those who have gone before us and consider, too, our own mortality especially in light of the love and mercy of God. When was the last time you contemplated your own death? When was the last time you spent some time in real reflection on what comes after death? Have any of you ever taken a moment out of your day to consider the possibility that your life, that precious and fragile gift, actually could end at any moment? Are you ready? Can any of us really be ready? The month of November is a good time; the best time to think about questions like these. Thats not to be maudlin or macabre. Rather, these questions help us to evaluate what kind of disciples we are and how well we are trying to incorporate the Gospel into our daily lives. It might seem a little frightening but Jesus told us to have no fear. He is with us. What lies beyond this world is a new and glorified life with Him. But, what are all of us doing, here and now, to get there and to prepare a place for ourselves there? Have a Blessed Week!


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