SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016 PENTECOST SUNDAY
On this feast of Pentecost, when the Apostles and the other disciples were filled with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and fearlessly proclaimed the Good News of Jesus, we celebrate the birth of the Church. So let us today open our hearts to receive the outpouring of this same Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, by offering the traditional prayer to the Holy Spirit: “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. Enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of your faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.” God bless, Fr. Herb
TITHING May 1-7, 2016 Same Week Last Year:
From the Pastor: Pray to the Holy Spirit for courage to continue giving Our Heavenly Father the first fruits of our income each week. Our Gift to God is more a sacrifice when we need real courage to persevere. And please count on God’s goodness, His providence to us, His humble good servants, especially in more difficult times. Words of Tithing from the Pews: Without making this about my faith in God, tithing would be just another request for church support. When I prayed about this it became clear that tithing would have to be an important part of my life, my way of thanking God for His goodness. Thank you for your sacrifice of Tithing! MASS ATTENDANCE Mass attendance for April 30/May 1: 1862 SPRING PRAYER Dear God, Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of Your perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth. May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too. Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus' name.
ELECTRONIC GIVING WITH FAITH DIRECT This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and special collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may use it now to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments (and you may be able to get credit card points). Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace our envelopes for the collection basket. Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is NJ745. God Bless You! Fr. Herb PARISH SECRETARY POSITION There is an opening at nearby Saint Ann’s Parish for a parish secretary, 4 days a week. Computer skills are necessary. Call Msgr. Herb here at 973-334-2090 or leave word for him at Saint Ann’s with the secretary at 973-884-1986. SHRED-IT SATURDAY – MAY 21 Saint Ann Church on Smith Road in Parsippany, is sponsoring a “Shred-It” Saturday, May 21st from 9AM – 12PM. Bring your documents to have them shredded safely and securely. The cost is $10.00 per box.
SCRIPTURE READINGS MAY 16-22 James 3: 13-18 Gospel: Mark 9: 14-29 TUESDAY James 4: 1-19 Gospel: Mark 9: 30-37 WEDNESDAY James 4: 13-17 Gospel: Mark 9: 38-40 THURSDAY James 5: 1-6 Gospel: Mark 9: 41-50 FRIDAY James 5: 9-12 Gospel: Mark 10: 1-12 SATURDAY James 5: 13-20 Gospel: Mark 10: 13-16 SUNDAY Proverbs: 8: 22-31 Romans 5: 1-5 Gospel: John 16: 12-15 MONDAY
SANCTUARY LAMPS/FLOWERS You may have the Sanctuary Candles in the Church, Chapel or Adoration Chapel burn in memory of a loved one ($10.00 donation), roses at the Tabernacle ($10.00 donation), or flowers at the altar ($50.00 Donation). Please call or stop into the rectory office.
May 15-21, 2016 Sanctuary Lamp in the Church is for Richard Locilento Sanctuary Lamp in Mary’s Daily Chapel is for Mary Catino Sanctuary Lamps in the Adoration Chapel are for Charles Hathaway, In Thanksgiving, Danny Fitzgibbons, Gregory Loff Tabernacle Roses in the Church: Betty Birilli
CORPUS CHRISTI FOOD COLLECTION FOR THE POOR MAY 28/29
MASS INTENTIONS FOR MAY 16-22 MONDAY, May 16th 6:45AM – People of the Parish 8:00AM – Ashley Cistaro, Special Intention for Dolores Brandao, Josefina Andrade TUESDAY, May 17th 6:45AM – Special Intention for the Priests of the Parish 8:00AM – Antoinette Resavy, Patricia McMahon, Michelle Flores WEDNESDAY, May 18th 6:45AM – Special Intention for the Deacons of the Parish 8:00AM – Frank Panico Louise Lynch, Edward J. Tuite THURSDAY, May 19th 6:45AM – Kathleen Tillyer 8:00AM – Anna Nestor, Paul Fourounjian FRIDAY, May 20th-St. Bernardine of Siena, Priest 6:45AM – Peg Ryan 8:00AM – Ashley Cistaro, Joan Kakareka SATURDAY, May 21st-St. Christopher Magallanes, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs 8:00AM – Bill Verdon, Diane DeLisa-D’Aries, Joe Mayerchak 5:30PM – Rita Ockenhouse, James Gallagher, Barbara Colantoni 7:00PM – Cleto Perez Barrios, Mariela Pinzon, Larry Wood & Esttella Marie Tubone SUNDAY, May 22nd – The Most Holy Trinity 7:30 AM – Paul Ryan, Timothy Kulig, Mila Bahia 9:00 AM – Helen Clayton, Ashley Cistaro, Gottler Family 10:30 AM – James Kelly (2nd Anniv.), John Neubauer, Louis Rusignuolo 12:00 PM – Stanley Gorak, Keating Family, Frank Vaccaro (12th Anniv.) 7:00PM – Daniel Fitzgibbons, Perfecto Paz, Bernardita Payot & Leonor & Pablo Tamayo, In Thanksgiving for Alex Tamayo & Family ADORATION CHAPEL–ADORERS NEEDED PLEASE COME TO BE WITH JESUS!
Due to the unprecedented food pantry requests from the local poor, Bishop Serratelli has authorized a Catholic Charities Diocesan-wide food collection in all parishes, schools and agencies on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, May 28/29. Our parish is being asked to provide cold cereal and dishwashing liquid. Donations of cash will also be accepted. This is a reminder to be prepared on that day to help address the needs of the poor in our Diocese Community of Morris, Passaic and Sussex Counties. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who so generously donated items to help our brothers and sisters in Ecuador. Saint Peter’s was part of a larger number of places that collected to aid Ecuador after they suffered the devastating effects of the earthquake. They collected eleven tractor trailers of items that have already been sent to Ecuador. On behalf of all those you have helped, we thank you.
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church.” Saint John Paul II. Please consider spending time in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The following hours need adorers: Sunday – 5:00 PM, Monday – 5:00 PM, Thursday – 4:00 PM and very early morning hours. Please call Kim Arminio at 973-402-1289 if you can help. FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION – TODAY We want to thank our parishioners for their continued generosity to our Food Pantry. Our next collection will be this weekend of May 14/15. We need canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, coffee, tea, juice, pancake mix & syrup, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter & jelly, paper products, cleaning products and personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. Right now we have an abundance of canned soups and vegetables, cereal and pasta. In order to keep our inventory at its freshest, we kindly ask that you do not bring these items for this month’s collection but concentrate on the list of needed items as mentioned above.
THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH – MAY 15-21, 2016 SUNDAY, MAY 15th Blessing of Expectant Parents - Church Food Pantry Collection – Narthex MONDAY, MAY 16th 11:00AM – Golden Age Club – Community Center 7:30PM – S.I.N.E. – 7th Grade Classroom - School TUESDAY, MAY 17th 10:00AM – Peanuts Play Group – Church Hall 6:45PM – Recitation of the Rosary - Chapel 7:30PM – Rosary Mass/Meeting – Chapel/Church Hall WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th 6:00PM – ASA Spring Musical Set-Up – Parish Center 7:00PM – Boy Scout Troop #72 – Cafeteria 7:30PM – Spanish Bible Class – 7th Grade Classroom 7:30PM – Adult Bible Sharing - Convent THURSDAY, MAY 19th 7:00PM – ASA Spring Musical – Parish Center 7:30PM – Spanish Choir – Chapel 7:30PM – Adult Choir – Church FRIDAY, MAY 20th 11:00AM – Care One Mass 6:00PM - Wedding Rehearsal - Church 6:00PM – Begin Again – Church Hall 7:00PM – ASA Spring Musical – Parish Center 7:00PM – Indian Community Prayer Meeting - Chapel 7:30PM – Spanish Prayer Group – Church SATURDAY, MAY 21st 8:30AM – Polish School – School 9:30AM – Associates of SSC – Church Hall 3:00PM – Wedding – Church 4:00PM – Confessions – Church 4:30PM – Spanish Baptism Preparation Class – Church Hall 5:30PM – May Crowning at Mass – Church 7:30PM – AA – Church Hall 8:00PM – Indian Sports – Parish Center JOIN FR. YOJAN ON A TRIP FOR THE CANONIZATION OF BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA INCLUDING THE HOLY LAND & ITALY Fr. Yojan will be traveling to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Galilee, Capernaum, Rome, Assisi, Tuscany, Florence and Venice. You will witness the Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Trip Dates: August 27-September 9, 2016. Cost: $4,900 Airfare and All-Included. To register for this trip, please call 855842-8001 or 508-340-9370. You may also register online at www.proximotravel.com. Travel Agent: Proximo Travel. SAINT PETER’S GOLDEN AGE-MAY 16 A TRIP TO THE SANDS IN PA = MAY 26 Saint Peter’s Golden Age will meet at the Community Center on Monday, May 16 at 11:00 AM – All are welcome! We are sponsoring a trip to the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania on Thursday, May 26. For more information, call Joe and Jackie at 973-335-1209. MARTHA MINISTRY FRIDAY, MAY 20 – TEAM 3 Anne Monahan, Claudette Pavel, Carol Wilkes, Daphne Pucilowski TH
FR. RICK’S 10 ANNIVERSARY If you are planning to attend Fr. Rick’s 10th Anniversary Celebration on May 22nd, please call St. Clement Pope and Martyr Rectory at 973-366-7095. They need to finalize the head count for the luncheon.
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven… …a time to born …a time to die …a time to heal Fr. Babu, Fr. William Santeliz, Fr. Leo Carey, Joan Franke, Noah Lorencovitz, Baby Madeline Grace Williams …a time to love “…and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 BINGO MAY 15, 2016 – TEAM D – PAT BARTLE POWERBALLS #1 $500 #2 $500 #3 $25
ADORATION PARKING JUST FOR ADORERS, PLEASE Please be advised that the designated parking spaces in front of the Adoration Chapel are for an adorer scheduled to be at the Chapel. When attending Mass, please do not park in the adoration parking spots. Thank you for your cooperation. OUTREACH CORNER A parishioner needs someone to help with grocery shopping. Please call the Rectory, 973-334-2090, if you can help. ALTAR SERVERS –MAY 21/22, 2016 5:30PM – Cattani, Colantoni, Sebastian 7:30AM – Torres 9:00AM – Drucks, Patane, McBride 10:30AM – Mersing, Mersing 12:00PM – Manappuram, Sanchez, Sanchez 7:00PM – Wilson, Wilson
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High School and College students who would like to go to West Virginia this summer as we help out people in need of housing repairs are asked to contact John Cammarata at the above email address. Students must be at least 16 years old.
Please visit www.facebook.com/spayouthministry ROSARY SOCIETY MEGA GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 4 A Mega Garage Sale, sponsored by our Rosary Altar Society will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9 AM – 3 PM in our Parish Center. Cost is $25/8 foot table. There are a limited number of tables available. Call Lynn at 973-432-4807 by May 21st to reserve your table. Come and join us for some great deals and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is free! SAINT PETER’S BOOK CLUB-JUNE 16 Saint Peter’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Church Hall. We will discuss the book, The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. Everyone is welcome to join us.
ALL SAINTS ACADEMY CORNER “ASA Angels” at All Saints Academy Did you know that there are “angels” at All Saints Academy? Our ASA Angel Fund provides scholarships as well as assistance for families in need due to temporary financial setbacks. Our program seeks financial support from the school community, as well as the community at large, to help with the current and future needs of school families. At times, a family may need to leave our school because of an unexpected, economic concern. Through generous donations, students may continue their Catholic education at All Saints Academy. Our hope is that those who cannot pay now will “pay it forward” when they have the opportunity. Donations for full or partial scholarships are now being accepted. Please contact our school office to schedule an appointment to visit us and tour our school. All Saints Academy is a nationally recognized STEM school of the Diocese of Paterson. Our school offers a comprehensive, multi-curricular, rigorous academic program, centered on values-based education. A strong and loving Catholic identity permeates the environment. A spirit of faith, respect and joy are evident in our school. In addition to religious instruction, students model Christian ideals through cooperative activities, spiritual and liturgical celebrations, participation in Sacraments, and service outreach. An active parent organization lends partnership and support to the school community. The Early Childhood Center offers classes for three and four year old children. The elementary and middle school classes include kindergarten through grade eight. Contact our school principal, Mrs. Judy Berg, at 973-334-4704, to schedule a tour and classroom visit.
BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We thank our many volunteers who help Saint Peter the Apostle Parish operate Bingo on Sunday evenings. We are looking to increase our volunteer pool. If you are 18 years or older and would like to help raise money for your parish, please consider joining your fellow parishioners who volunteer for Bingo. Would you consider helping out once a month? Please call the Rectory – 973-334-2090. You must be 18 years or older. “WISDOM, THE GIFT OF THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE JUNE 10TH A full day presentation by the Retreat Team of Sacred Thread Ministries will be held on Friday, June 10th, 9:15AM – 2:30PM at All Saints Parish House, 15 Basking Ridge Road, Millington, NJ. Fr. Peter J. Krebs, S.T., PhD., Anita Constance, S.C., & Kathleen Detlet, D.Min., will show the ’wisdom of age’ is to be valued rather than relegated to non-existence. Come tell your story; hear those of others speak to the worthiness of sacrifice. $50 registration includes breakfast and hot lunch. Call 908-608-3160 to register or email: [email protected]
CELESTIAL CONVERSATIONS WORKSHOP MAY 21 Open to all who want to learn how to use transpersonal journaling as a healing tool for their grief. Lo Anne Mayer, author of Celestial Conversations: Healing Relationships After Death, will teach her personal process of prayer, meditation and journaling as a means to release the “unfinished business” held after the death of a loved-one. Location: The Paglia Center/Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. Date: Saturday May 21 st from 10 AM – 4 PM Cost: $40. To Register/Information: 201-787-0961.
CATHOLIC WAR VERERANS OF AMERICA MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES FUNDRAISER Members of the Army Chaplain Fr. Charles Watters Parsippany Post 1967 will be offering Memorial Day Poppies after all Masses on May 21/22. Honoring America’s war dead by wearing poppies is traditionally done every Memorial Day. Funds raised will help the Parsippany Catholic War Veterans Post continue to assist our local veterans, our local parishes and our local Catholic men’s & women’s organizations as well as educate and challenge the students of All Saints Academy with writing and oratory contest and scholarship awards. THE DIOCESE OF PATERSON’S VIVERE CHRISTUS AWARD 2016
Deacon Lou and Mrs. Carol Chiocco For more than 30 years, Deacon Lou and his wife, Carol, have spear headed our parish’s ministry of preparing couples for Marriage in the Pre Cana Program. For the last few years our Catholic Church, under the leadership of Pope Francis, has reflected deeply on the family in today’s Church and today’s world. The Pope and those who participated in the world wide consultation, focused strongly on the importance and necessity of preparing couples well for Christian Marriage in the Sacrament of Matrimony, So it is especially timely this year to nominate Deacon Lou & Carol for Bishop Serratelli to award them the Vivere Christus Medal as our parish’s 2016 representatives. The Parish chooses to nominate them to receive this honor from the Bishop, especially in view of their good work with engaged couples. By honoring Carol and Deacon Lou, our parish is also gratefully acknowledging the Pre-Cana Team couples who have worked with them over many years in this important Pre Cana Ministry to couples getting married in the Catholic Church. In their own family, Deacon Lou and Carol are proud parents of 5 adult children and they are blessed with many wonderful grandchildren. Carol and Deacon Lou are very loving parents and grandparents. Deacon Lou and Carol are regular daily Mass goers here. As a permanent Deacon, Deacon Lou is a parish staff member and he participates in the parish’s Liturgical Ministries, blessing us with his excellent homilies every month. Deacon Lou and Carol will receive their Vivere Christus Award today, May 15th, from Bishop Serratelli at Saint Philip’s Church in Clifton at 4:00 PM. All are invited to attend. Congratulations Carol and Deacon Lou Chiocco! We thank God for both of you and all the good you do for so many people.
DIOCESAN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of Paterson, is seeking applicants for the 2016-2017 school year for the following position: Principal, St. Patrick Elementary School, Chatham, NJ., Principal, St. Andrew the Apostle Elementary School, Clifton, NJ and Principal, St. Therese Elementary School, Succasunna, NJ. Information and application materials can be found at: http://www.patdioschools.org/administrativeopenings. .
Hablando español en San Pedro Apóstol – 15 de mayo de 2016 –
Domingo de Pentecostés *****
Horario de las Misas:
sábado: 4:00pm a 5:00pm
lunes a viernes: 6:45am y 8:00am en inglés sábado: 5:30 pm en inglés y 7:00pm en español domingo: 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12m y 7:00pm en inglés
Intenciones de las Misas:
Por favor, notificar a la oficina parroquial (973-334-2090) con una semana de anticipación. El donativo para las intenciones es de $10.00.
Mensaje del párroco: En esta fiesta de Pentecostés, cuando los apóstoles y los otros discípulos fueron llenados con los dones del Espíritu Santo y sin temor proclamaron la Buena Noticia de Jesús, celebramos el nacimiento de la Iglesia. Así pues abramos nuestros corazones hoy, para recibir la derrama del mismo Espíritu Santo, la tercera persona de la Santísima Trinidad, ofreciendo la oración tradicional al Espíritu Santo: Ven, Espíritu Santo, Llena los corazones de tus fieles y enciende en ellos el fuego de tu amor. Envía, Señor, tu Espíritu. Que renueve la faz de la Tierra. Oremos: Oh Dios, que llenaste los corazones de tus fieles con la luz del Espíritu Santo; concédenos que, guiados por el mismo Espíritu, sintamos con rectitud y gocemos siempre de tu consuelo. Por Jesucristo Nuestro Señor. Amén. Dios los bendiga, Padre Herb
¡Viaje con Padre Yojan! Viaje con el padre Yojaneider Ramírez, a la Canonización de la Madre Teresa de Calcuta - Tierra Santa Italia - Puerta de la Misericordia. (Lugares: Jerusalén, Belén, Galilea, Cafarnaún, Roma, Asís, Toscana, Florencia, Venecia) desde el 27 agosto hasta el 9 de septiembre del presente año. Costo: $4,900.00 Pasajes de avión y todo incluído. Para registrarse, por favor llame al (855) 842-8001. También puede registrarse en línea en www.proximotravel.com.