Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church - THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JANUARY 7, 2018
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Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park, New Jersey, 08824 “Churchweek” THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JANUARY 7, 2018
Saint Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park, New Jersey 08824 “Churchweek” January 7th, 2018 Reverend Canon Robert G. Lynam, KCHS, Pastor Deacon Denis F. Mayer Deacon James Rivera Sister Ruthann McGoldrick, SCC, Pastoral Associate Sister Barbara O’Kane, MPF, Pastoral Associate Sister Mary Louise Shulas, MPF, LHS Principal/Superior Mr. Edward Modzelewski, Vice Principal Sister Joanne Manns, MPF, Director of Religious Education THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE OF OUR CHURCH THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY is celebrated by the Pastor or one of our THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST deacons. Weddings may be scheduled on Friday evening, Saturday, or THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS Sunday afternoon. Only a ceremony is permitted on Sunday. The pastor Saturday: Vigil - 5:00 PM will confirm the date so couples should contact the Parish Center at least ONE YEAR in advance. All the necessary information will be sent to you. Sunday Schedule: 8:00AM 10:00AM The attendance at Pre-Cana or an Engaged Encounter Weekend is 12 NOON 5:00 PM required. One must be a registered member of the parish. Our parish Weekdays: upholds the Gospel values and the Church’s teachings regarding the sacredness of marriage and those couples choosing to live together in Monday through Saturday: 9:00 AM contradiction of those values, will receive a simple ceremony and all Holy Day: See Schedule in Bulletin Diocesan regulations followed. COMMUNION TO THE SICK is taken by Extraordinary Ministers of THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS and RELIGIOUS LIFE: If you are the Eucharist on a regular basis to those confined to their homes. considering serving God as a priest, deacon, or religious, you may contact Please call the Parish Center. your parish priest, deacon, or religious; or phone the Diocesan Office of Vocations at (732) 562-1990. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM is celebrated on most Sundays at THE DEVOTIONAL LIFE OF THE PARISH: 1:30 PM (not during Lent). A family must be registered in the parish, attend the baptismal preparation class, and cooperate The Liturgy of the Hours is prayed Monday through Saturday at 8:45 AM with the regulations established by the parish. Our baptismal class prior to Mass. is held on the 1st Monday of the month at 8:00 PM. Please call Eucharistic Adoration/Devotion is held Monday at 7:00 PM (not on national the Parish Center to register any time during your pregnancy. holidays or during the summer) THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is celebrated on Saturday Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is prayed on between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM in the Chapel or by appointment. Saturday following the 9:00 AM Mass in the chapel. THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION is celebrated once a year by Devotion in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is prayed on the First Friday of the month following the 9:00 AM Mass. the Bishop’s delegate, here at St. Augustine. A candidate must successfully complete our Religious Education program. Adult St. Elizabeth’s Guild Prays the Rosary after daily Mass. Confirmation is held on Pentecost Sunday and any interested PARISH CENTER: Hours (732) 297-3000 adults should contact the Parish Center. Monday—Friday 9 AM- 12 NOON & 1 PM- 4 PM THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK is administered at home to any 2nd & 4th Thursday daytime -hours Office Closes at Noon Evening Hours: Catholic who is seriously ill. Please call the Parish Center. Any Monday—Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM parishioner admitted to a local hospital should contact the CATHOLIC SCHOOL: 297-6042 Catholic Hospital Chaplain through the hospital. A family member RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE: 297-3011 should contact the parish when someone is admitted to the OUTREACH MINISTRY: 297-9713 hospital. We will gladly pray for any members who are sick, PARISH CENTER FAX: 940-1746 SCHOOL FAX: 297-7062 whether at home or in the hospital, at our Sunday Masses; WEBSITE: http://www.staugustinenj.org however, it is necessary for the family to “request” it.
January 7, 2018 INTENTIONS OF OUR HOLY FATHER We are invited to unite with our Holy Father, The Epiphany of the Lord Pope Francis, for these intentions during the month of January: Evangelization: Religious Minorities in Asia. SATURDAY That Christians and other religious minorities in 5:00 PM Paul Meszaros & Lewis Pearce: req. Ann Pearce Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full SUNDAY The Epiphany of he Lord freedom. 8:00 AM Anniversary Intentions of John & Frederica Quiterio: req. John & Frederica Quiterio 10:00 AM Mildred Schulte: req. The Schulte Family OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE 12:00 Noon Lorraine Santos: req. Linda Andrejewski This week the Fatima statue will be in the home of John 5:00 PM Stanley Kowrach: req. The Family & Frederica Quiterio. Please remember to also take the MONDAY The Baptism of the Lord black bag which holds the crown with the statue. 9:00 AM Margaret Berkuta: req. The Gatarz Family 7:00 PM Holy Hour “ they fell down and TUESDAY worshipped him. Then they 9:00 AM Dolly Varga: req. Doris Carneglia opened their treasures and WEDNESDAY offered him gifts of gold, 9:00 AM Lionel Carlos: req. Lupe & Cora Limjuco frankincense, and myrrh…” Matthew 2:11 Notice the order of events in the Magi’s visit. First, they knelt THURSDAY before Jesus and prayed to Him. Then they presented Him 9:00 AM Michael Rohal: req. Henry & Helen Weachock with their gifts. We, too, must take time to pray before we FRIDAY present our gifts to the Lord. We never know what God may 9:00 AM All Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. A’s be asking us to share! SATURDAY St. Hilary December 24 ( 3 Masses) $18,224.00 9:00 AM Deceased Members of the O’Shea & Yankowski Christmas Collection $81,348.00 Families: req. Lillian O’Shea 5:00 PM Cindy Pikul: req. Carol & Tim SUNDAY Second Sunday in Ordinary Time SPIRITUAL REMEMBRANCE 8:00 AM Frank J. Ragany, Sr.: req. Elsie Ragany & Family 10:00 AM Rick Carneglia: req. Doris Carneglia & Family TABERNACLE CANDLES 12:00 Noon Jennie Capaccio: req. Mary Ellen Kaulius 5:00 PM All Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. A’s In Memory of Deceased Members of the Gatarz Family Donated by The Gatarz Family SANCTUARY FLOWERS In Memory of Deceased Members of the Gatarz Family Donated by The Gatarz Family COUNTING TEAM #9 JANUARY 14, 2018 Cornerstone/Deacon Jim MEDITATION FOR JANUARY 7th, 2018 Seek Jesus diligently in your daily life. READINGS FOR THE WEEK The Magi in the Gospel sought the newborn King diligently, willing to travel from the East to find Him. We can find Jesus in our daily lives so much more easily, just by Monday: Is 55:1-11 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1:7-11 being open to the many ways He is present to Tuesday: 1 Sm 1:9-20; Mk 1:21-28 us. How diligent are we at finding Jesus in Wednesday: 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20; Mk 1:29‑39 our own life? Thursday: 1 Sm 4:1-11; Mk 1:40‑45 Friday: 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a; Mk 2:1‑12 The first reading recounts the splendor of Jerusalem as it Saturday: 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a; Mk 2:13‑17 draws other nations to the glory of God. In his Epistle to the Sunday: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Ephesians, Saint Paul proclaims the Good News that the Jn 1:35-42 Gentiles are co-heirs of salvation with the people of Israel. The Gospel recounts the journey of the Magi to Bethlehem, where they worshipped the baby Jesus.
THIS WEEKS CALENDAR READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY? Soon you can help someone answer YES to Monday this question. Our Adventures in Reading January 08 7:00 PM Eucharistic Adoration Ministry will be collecting new and almost 8:00 PM AA Meeting new books for children in Pre-K through 5th 8:00 PM Baptism Class grade. These books will be donated to the 8:00 PM Outreach Ministry Meeting schools and libraries in New Brunswick. January 09 2:30 PM Senior’s Club Meeting What a difference they make for the children! For adults 5:30 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal we also collect soft covered books of a spiritual, 6:00 PM Lego League-Robotics Christian nature for our House of Hope Ministry. So 8:30 PM K/C Meetings take a look at the books taking up space on your shelves Wednesday and in closets and boxes around the house. The January 10 4:15 & 7:15 pm Rel. Ed. Classes collection will be during the weekend of February 3rd 7:00 PM Knights Of Columbus Meeting and 4th in the church Gathering Area. 7:15 PM BOTW Thursday KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PARISH OFFICE January 11 9:30 AM Senior’s Painting Class Are you new to the area? Are you a registered member of the 6:30 PM Columbiettes Membership Mtg. parish?? Are you moving??? Friday If you have recently moved into the area and have not yet January 12 6:00 PM School Night of Musical Show registered in the parish, we encourage you to become a Tunes registered member. You may do so in a variety of ways: you Saturday Carnevale Ticket Sales in Gathering can ask an usher for a registration packet after Mass; by January 13 Area after 5 pm Mass stopping by or calling the Parish Office to obtain a registration 8:00 AM Diocesan League Basketball packet. Once registered, you will receive quarterly mailing of 11:30 AM Confessions parish offertory envelopes. Sunday Carnevale Ticket Sales in Gathering The use of an Offertory envelope helps us to track Mass January 14 Area after all Masses attendance which affects your status as an active or inactive 8:00 AM RCIA parishioner. Mass attendance, not the content of the offertory 7:00 PM Cornerstone Team Meeting envelope, is reviewed twice a year and a letter is sent to those who have not used their envelopes in a specified time period. Family Meetings It is necessary to be an ACTIVE, REGISTERED member of Father Bob the parish in order to obtain Sponsor Letters which are needed January 17, 2018 to act as Godparents for Baptism or Sponsors for Saint Augustine School Families Confirmation. Sponsor letters cannot be given to those 3 PM to 5 PM considered inactive (or not registered). We also ask that 7 PM to 9 PM anyone seeking to be married in our church or to baptize a School Conference Room child be registered in the parish. And Library If you are moving out of the parish, please contact the office around the time of your move so we may change our records January 18, 2018 accordingly and avoid sending you envelopes you don’t need. Religious Education Program Families 3 PM to 5 PM Any questions, please call Liz at the Parish Office, 7 PM to 9 pm 732-297-3000. School Conference Room A SPECIAL THANK YOU As a “Thank You” to Father Bob and the parishioners of St. Augustine for all your support, the Columbiettes have purchased a goat and chickens through the World Vision Organization. These animals will be given to a needy family in a third world country. Any Senior Adult who would like to join-55+, meets every Because of the support given to the Columbiettes we were able 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in McGivney Hall, from to make a monetary donation to Bnai Tikvah to help in the 2:30 to 4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted in the bulletin). restoration of a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized. We were Please join us for a barrel full of fun!!! also able to help a family whose home was destroyed by fire and to support our own Outreach Program. January 9 It’s All About Elvis!!! John Seber and Elvis Crowley We always welcome new members to our ranks and we wish the St. Augustine family a happy, healthy New Year.
Music Ministry MASS Schedule Breaking Open the Word The Music Ministry Schedule for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time on January 13/14, 2018 is: Wednesday Evenings Saturday 5:00 p.m. – Organist & Cantor 7:15-8:15 P.M. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – Organist & Cantor McGivney Hall 12:00 noon – Organist & Cantor 5:00 p.m. – Organist BOTW will be meeting this Wednesday, January 10, 2018 If you can’t make a particular Wednesday, you can still prepare for the coming Sunday by going to: Did You Know? http://www.ascensioncatholic.net/Commentaries-on-the- We collect Sunday-Readings Box Tops for Education™! https://sundaycommentaries.wordpress.com Cut Box Tops™, place in a baggie and drop January14th, 2018–2ndSunday in Ordinary Time them into the collection box located in the church gathering area. Your support to our Blue Ribbon School OUTREACH MINISTRY is greatly appreciated! God gave us two ears but only one mouth. Some people say that’s because He wanted us A NEW PARISH DIRECTORY IS COMING to spend twice as much time listening as In preparation for the 60th Anniversary of St. Augustine Parish, talking. Others claim it’s because He knew that the parish is undertaking another Parish Directory and we hope listening was twice as hard. God bless those all our parishioners will be a part of it. The last directory was who listen to the poor and try to do something about it. done in 2002. A Parish Directory consists of portraits of our (Envelopes can be found in the Gathering Area of the Church). parishioners and ministries- it’s a great way to get to know the names of faces of our wonderful parish community. Each participating family receives a free 8 x 10 portrait and free Directory. Family Portraits will be taken Tuesday, March 13 – Saturday, March 17 and Tuesday April 10 – Saturday April 14. Sign ups to arrange for your photo shoot will be taken soon and may also be done on line – watch this bulletin for more information. Be part of the directory - whether you’re a family of 1 or a family of 10. The finished Directory will be distributed in September 2018 as we celebrate 60 years of St. Augustine of Canterbury! LET’S KEEP THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT GOING… By helping the Religious Teachers Filippini Sisters who have served others all their lives and now reside in Saint Joseph Hall Infirmary of the Motherhouse in Morristown. Beginning on January 13th, St. Lucy Filippini’s birthday, you can show your appreciation of all the Sisters have given by giving them some of their favorite everyday and toiletry items. Cards will be available by the statue of St. Lucy in the church gathering area with simple items that will make the Sisters, many who have served here at St. A’s, very happy. Items will be collected during January and your donations are greatly appreciated.
PARISH STAFF SOCIAL MINISTRIES Elizabeth DeLuca, Administrative Assistant Parish Prayer Link Kate O’Donnell, School Assistant to Pastor Elizabeth DeLuca 297-3000 Mary Ann Almestica, Secretary Respect Life Ministry—VITA Roseanne DeBari, Religious Education Secretary Donna Canvin 908-420-3760 William R. Berg, Director of Music Len & Laura Riccardi 422-2232 Daria Dragan, Leader of Song Sanctuary Guild Eileen Baylis, Evening Secretary/Receptionist Janine Rosamilia 732-991-5333 Bobby Beaton, Facility Manager Welcoming Ministry Anthony Beaton, Asst. Facility Manager Rita Taylor 247-8396 Rick Parent (Assistant) Debbie Jarosz, School Maintenance SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT MINISTRIES PASTORAL BOARD Family Life Ministry John Golubieski, Kathleen Lakarosky, Trustees Donna DiPane 422-1446 Jim Cooper, Barbara Corio, Elizabeth DeLuca, Youth Ministry Peter Frein, Donald Joworisak, Sister Barbara O’Kane, MPF, Colleen Paras firstname.lastname@example.org Sister Joanne Manns, MPF, Deacon Denis F. Mayer, Sister Ruthann McGoldrick, SCC, Edward Modzelewski, Jr., LITURGICAL LIFE MINISTRIES Leilani Okamura, Deacon James Rivera, Sister Mary Louise Lectors Shulas, MPF, LHS,, Peter Varisco Denise Avrutik 422-6692 Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist SOCIAL MINISTRIES John Taikina 421-5675 (Under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul) Choir Director-(Adult/Young Adult/Youth/Children) Adventures in Reading William Berg 297-3000 Joan Hoffmann 297-3000 Folk Group Archivists/Historians John Seber 821-0257 Marc Kollar 672-4544 Ushers Bereavement Ministry Joseph Buono 422-4899 Deacon Jim Rivera 422-1611 Altar Servers Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen Louis Biondolillo, Senior MC–Scheduling853-3132 Barbara Corio 297-8287 Marcus James, Accountability 289-8867 Fix-It-Up Ministry Mary Burke 297-0289 John Burke 355-0562 Clarissa Ting 354-8927 Food Pantry Austin Forsythe, Junior MC 428-0652 Lorelei Berkery 297-2787 Sacristans Pat Lombardi 821-8575 Lupe Limjuco, Barbara Corio, Helen Weachock 297-0933 Liz DeLuca, Betty Lenart, Ed Johnson Food Pantry/New Brunswick Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Marsha & Harold Byron 329-2954 Deacon Denis Mayer & the RCIA Team 297-3000 Giving Tree/Giving Cross Janine Rosamilia 991-5333 PARISH ORGANIZATIONS Hands Across The Sea Athletic Association Rita Taylor 247-8396 Edward Modzelewski, Director 821-1115 Hospital Ministry Columbiettes Council #6345 Barbara A. Corio 297-8287 Kathleen Michalski, President 297-1282 House of Hope—Prison Ministry Home School Association Paul Dwyer 794-3069 Leilani Okamura, President 908-829-5229 Manna Ministry Knights of Columbus Lisa Jackson 422-8675 Jim Cooper, Grand Knight 821-1808 Pat Lombardi 821-8575 Ministry to the Sick COMMUNITY GATHERINGS Dorothy Wiley 297-2619 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on Monday Mother’s Circle Evenings at 8:00 PM in Fr. McGivney Hall Helen Rivera 422-1611 Nursing Home/Hospital Ministry MINISTRY TO OUR “LITTLE ONES!” Sister Ruthann 297-3000 Outreach Ministry CHILDREN’S MASS is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of the Sister Barbara O’Kane, MPF 297-9713 month at the 9 AM Mass (Oct. - May) Parish Breakfast Ministry Tom DeLuca/Jim Crowley 821-0412 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION—All children in grades first Parish Family Ministry through eighth must be registered in our Religious Education Denise Federico 348-8686 Program or be attending our School. Call: 732-297-3011.
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