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THE PARISH OF ST. ALOYSIUS
Jersey City, NJ
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
We, the people of St. Aloysius Parish, are united in one faith in Jesus Christ
and His Church. We are proud to be Catholic and express this faith in the
Roman Catholic tradition. As a local church, we encourage the people
already here to welcome those newly arriving to become a unified and
loving family of Christians. We provide for the continuing educational and
formational needs of our youth and adults. In this unity of faith, we desire
to evangelize, to inspire lay leadership and to nurture a sense of ownership
of mission and ministries that incorporate our multi-ethnic traditions.
SERVED BY:
RECTORY
Phone: 201-433-6365
FAX number: 201-451-6438
email address: [email protected]
Website: http://www.staloysiuschurch.com
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
email address: [email protected]
Website: www.stalsreled.weebly.com
ST. ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY ACADEMY
721 West Side Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-433-4270
website: www.stalselem.org
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 1:00 pm in Church or by appointment.
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
English Baptisms are held on the second Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Baptismal Instructions are held on the first Sunday of the month
at 2:00 pm inside the Church.
Spanish Baptisms are held on third Saturday of
the month at 12 noon. Instructions are held on
the 1st Sunday of the month at 11:15 am.
THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples considering marriage are expected to
make arrangements with a priest one year in
advance.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
(CCD CLASSES)
Classes are held Sunday 8:30 am and 10:00
am. Tuesday at 3:30 PM.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
(R.C.I.A.)
Any adult who desires full communion with the
Catholic Church through all or any of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist is
asked to contact the Rectory.
CARE FOR THE SICK
You may request monthly visits for Eucharist by
one of the priests and weekly visits by a Eucharistic Minister. Call the rectory for hospital visits
or emergencies.
Rev. Juancho G. De Leon, Pastor
Rev. Ralph D. Siendo, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Eduardo B. Bustamante, Parochial Vicar
Alfredo Zapata, Deacon
Sister Georgette A. Gavioli, S.S.J.,
Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education
William B. Reilly, III, Finance Council Chairperson & Trustee
Janet LaForge, Trustee • John Hallanan, Pastoral Council President
Ms. Helen O’Connell • Ms. Michelle Bernatowicz
St. Aloysius Elementary Academy Principals
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:00 am • 8:30 am
SATURDAY
8:30 am
5:00 pm at Boyd-McGuiness
5:30 pm (Sunday Anticipated Mass)
SUNDAYS:
7:30 am • 8:45 am
10:00 am (Spanish)
11:30 am • 1:00 pm
New Members, Welcome!
Please register as an official member of the community by completing the
form below. Place it in the collection plate or mail it to the rectory. You will
receive an immediate response. Thanks for choosing St. Aloysius.
Name: ___________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Zip code: _______________
Telephone # __________________________
e-mail address: ____________________________________________________
Page Two
March 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
From the Pastor’s Desk . . .
Dear Friends,
MONDAY:
7:00
A.M.
8:30
A.M.
MARCH 2
Mary Sardone
Dennis Mulrooney
TUESDAY:
7:00
A.M.
8:30
A.M.
MARCH 3
Dennis Piatkowsky
Lorraine Brett
WEDNESDAY: MARCH 4
7:00
A.M.
Tony Mattessich
8:30
A.M.
Dennis Ryan
THURSDAY:
7:00
A.M.
8:30
A.M.
MARCH 5
Francisco Mendoza
In Thanksgiving Laurie Galvin
FRIDAY:
7:00
A.M.
8:30
A.M.
MARCH 6
Dec. members of the LaForge family
Mary Ann D’Amico
SATURDAY:
8:30
A.M.
5:00
P.M.
5:30
P.M.
MARCH 7
Mary Morris
Sister Francis Wirth - (BOYD)
Elizabeth Ray
SUNDAY:
7:30
A.M.
8:45
A.M.
10:00
A.M.
11:30
A.M.
1:00
P.M.
MARCH 8
Lorraine Brett
Dennis Mulrooney
Porfirio Tejada - (SPANISH)
Michael Kozachok
Priscilla Reyes
Sanctuary Offering March 2 - 8, 2015
The Blessed Sacrament Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Ed Roesch
Given by: Dolores Megara
The Blessed Mother Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Marge Rossi
Given by: Ann Marie Satiro
The Saints Joseph & Aloysius Sanctuary Candle
In Memory of Pilar Tality
Given by: Lita Urbano
Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal
We started the 2015 Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal last
February 7th & 8th. This appeal replaced the Archbishop Annual Appeal. Our goal for this year is $42,086. So far, we
have received 96 pledges totaling over $12,000. Please consider making a pledge so our Parish can reach its goal. Envelopes and Brochures are available by the vestibules. You may
drop your pledge envelope in the Sunday collection basket or at
the parish office. Your continued support and generosity to the
Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal are greatly appreciated.
As we continue our Lenten journey, we invite everyone to
our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation every
Wednesdays of Lent at 7:00 pm. Lent is a special time of repentance and renewal. It is a special time for all of us to acknowledge our brokenness and our need of Jesus in our life to
make us whole once again. It is a special time to hear Jesus
says to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation: “Your sins are
forgiven . . . stand up and walk again.”
Also as part of your Lenten devotions, we invite you to join
us for our Scripture Sharing every Tuesdays of Lent at 9:00
am, Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent at 9:00 am in English and 7:00 pm in Spanish. Join us at these Lenten services
as we continue our Lenten journey.
The Transfiguration Gospel this weekend reminds us that
the road to glory is the road of the cross. We must climb Mount
Calvary first with Jesus, before we can climb with Him at Mount
Tabor. Without the cross, there would be no resurrection.
God Bless,
Fr. Juancho
Lenten Schedule
Tuesdays:
Scripture Sharing 9:00 am (CC Rm.)
Wednesdays:
Holy Hour and Confession 7:00 pm (Church)
Fridays:
English Stations of the Cross 9:00 am
Spanish Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm
Operation Rice Bowl
Calendars and rice bowls ARE AVAILABLE. These
give us a lot of information about the people and
places in our world that we will help with our Lenten
sacrifices. There are prayers for each week and
even suggestions for simple meals. We collect the
Rice Bowls at our Holy Thursday Liturgy.
Perpetual Mass Enrollees for February 2015
That the memories of loved ones who have died lighten the
sorrow of those who mourn their passing,
we pray to the Lord.
Mario A. Perez + Florencio C. Morales, Jr. +
Florence Doyle + Isaias Mercado +
Enrico Angelo Venegas
You were buried with him in baptism, in which
you were also raised with him through faith in the
power of God who raised him from the dead.
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Devotions
Daily before the 8:30 a.m. Mass - Rosary
Wednesday, after 8:30 a.m. Mass
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help
7:30 pm - Church
First Friday, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
Sacred Heart Novena
Every 1st Friday of the month
Novena to Santo Nino, 7:30 pm - Church
REMEMBER OUR SICK
Please remember in your prayers the sick of our parish
community and our family members and friends, especially,
Christopher Carman, Gerri Platoni, Maria Ortiz, Norbert
Klossner, Gino Rodriguez, Lita Legarda, Fr. Kevin Casey, Alida
Lazaro, Ann Jane Coleman-Bongiovanni, Ruphina Joseph,
Mary Pollock, Joseph Green, Lori Manigbas, Karen Lovelace,
Florence Kuck, John Bernatowicz, Maria Ortiz,
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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED
Please pray for those who have gone to their eternal reward:
Pilar Tality + Nadia Ortega + Paceza Blanco
May they rest in the peace of the risen Lord. Amen.
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2015 English Baptismal Schedule
NO BAPTISM DURING LENT
Baptismal Instruction: Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm - Church
Baptismal Ceremony: Saturday, April 11th at 12 noon
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Archdiocese of Newark
A Catholic Men’s Conference
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Seton Hall University in South
Orange. The day begins at 8:00 am and ends around 4:00 pm.
Ticket: $25. For registration, please visit our website at
www.rcanmenscommission.org
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Holy Name Society
THIS WEEK AT ST. AL’S
Monday, March 2
Tuesday, March 3
Scripture Sharing 9:00 am (CC Rm.)
Rel. Ed. Program 3:30 - 4:30 pm (School)
Wednesday, March 4
Spanish Legion of Mary 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mtg. Rm. basement)
Spanish Charismatic Renewal 6:00 - 9:00 pm (CC Rm.)
Spanish Music Ministry 6:30 pm (Msgr. Kelly Rm.)
Zumba Class 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Duffy Hall)
Holy Hour and Confession 7:00 pm (Church)
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7:30 pm
English Music Ministry 7:30 pm (Music Rm.)
Thursday, March 5
Haitian Prayer Group 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Duffy Hall)
Friday, March 6
English Stations of the Cross after the 8:30 am Mass
Novena to Santo Nino 7:30 pm
Spanish Stations of the Cross 8:15 pm
Line Dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Duffy Hall)
Saturday, March 7
Quilters Grp. Mtg. 9:00 am - 12 noon (CC Rm.)
Spanish Legion of Mary 9:00 - 11:45 am (Msgr. Kelly Rm.)
Spanish Music Ministry 10:00 am - 12 noon (Music Rm.)
English Legion of Mary 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CC Rm.)
Sunday, March 8
Rel. Ed. Program 8:30 - 11:30 am (School & Cafeteria)
R.C.I.A. 10:00am –11:00am (CC Rm.)
Holy Name Society 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Health Care Professional Mtg. 12 noon (Duffy Hall)
Religious Education Corner
Please remember that classes begin 8:30 am & 10:00
am on Sundays & 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. It is important
to be on time.
Please remember to go to the website when there
is snow or ice alerts. stalsreled.weebly.com
Sunday, March 8th at 10:00 am in the Duffy Hall
FOR A POWERFUL LENT
Presentation and discussion on some ideas of Fr. James
Martin, SJ on Clues for Finding God’s Will in Your Life”
Led by Jim Boland. All are welcome!!!!
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St. Aloysius Parish Bus Trip on
Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015
to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA
Bus departs at 6:45 am sharp in front of the Rectory.
Bus fare: $45 (includes drivers gratuity) seat assigned upon
payment. Reservation deadline: March 29, 2015.
Please bring your own lunch. Light snacks, soda and a bottled
water will be provided. For more information, please call
Virginia Sipin at 973-760-8484
CONFIRMATION
We will have our next meeting for candidates and parents on
Sunday, March 22 at 11:30am. Remember to keep this season
holy by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Receive the Sacrament
of Reconciliation.
First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation
A meeting will be held for the parents of children celebrating
these sacraments. You may choose either 8:30am or 10:00am
on Sunday, April 19th in the school cafeteria. Please be present and on time. This meeting also includes the parents of
older children who are being baptized at the Easter Vigil in April.
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Calling all Healthcare Professionals; please join us to a
Community Health Ministry meeting on Sunday, March 8th,
12 noon at the Duffy Hall.
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Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma
DEL ESCRITORIO DEL PASTOR......
Si no tuvo la oportunidad de hacer la promesa el
domingo pasado, los sobres y folletos de la promesa se
encuentran en la parte de atrás de la iglesia. Necesitamos la
participación y el apoyo de todos ustedes para alcanzar el
objetivo de nuestra parroquia que es $42.086. Si superamos
nuestro objetivo, recibiremos una cantidad de la
Arquidiócesis de Newark. Esta se podría utilizar para apoyar
a muchos de nuestros ministerios en la parroquia, así como
para la escuela y para el mantenimiento apropiado de
nuestros edificios. Por favor considere apoyar su promesa.
Puede dejar los sobres de su promesa en la colecta del
domingo o en la oficina de la parroquia. Su continuo apoyo y
generosidad a la Promesa Anual de Compartir las
Bendiciones de Dios son muy apreciadas.
Dios les Bendiga,
Padre Juancho
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Bautismos en Español
No bautismos en marzo
Instrucción Bautismal, domingo, 05 de abril a las 11:15am
(Iglesia)
Ceremonia Bautismal, sábado, 18 de abril a las 12:00m
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LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes: Dn 9:4b-10; Sal 79 (78):8, 9, 11, 13; Lc 6:36-38
Martes: Is 1:10, 16-20; Sal 50 (49):8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12
Miércoles: Jer 18:18-20; Sal 31 (30):5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28
Jueves: Jer 17:5-10; Sal 1:1-4, 6; Lc 16:19-31
Viernes: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Sal 105 (104):16-21;
Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Sábado: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 9-12; Lc 15:1-3,11-32
Domingo: Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Sal 19 (18):8-11; 1 Cor 1:22
- 25; Jn 2:13-25
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TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Cuando Jesús se transfiguró sobre la cima de un monte, Pedro,
reconociendo que algo sagrado ocurría en ese lugar, quiso construir
tres chozas. Como si buscara hacer un santuario, un lugar santo,
donde Dios se manifestara de manera particular. El santuario puede
ser el lugar entero o sólo parte de un edificio. En nuestras iglesias,
el santuario es el presbiterio donde se encuentra el altar mayor,
donde son consagrados el pan y el vino. iglesias antiguas como las
Basílicas romanas tienen un segundo santuario que es la capilla
donde se reserva el Santísimo Sacramento en el tabernáculo o sa
grario.
Los santuarios más importantes de la cristiandad se encuentran en
Palestina. Europa tiene varios santuarios como la tumba de Santiago en Compostela, España. Algunos santuarios famosos de América son los de Guadalupe (México), Teresa de los Andes (Chile),
Señor de los Milagros (Perú), Cristo Negro de Esquipulas
(Guatemala), Montserrat (Colombia) y el de la Divina Misericordia
(Chicago). Todo santuario es un lugar donde se une el recuerdo y la
vivencia contemporánea de la fe, son lugares donde la Iglesia institucional y la religión popular conviven y se enriquecen mutuamente.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch
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STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE
My Family, My Parish, My Responsibility
February 22nd Sunday’s Collection: $ 5,994
Returned envelopes 340
Last year’s collection: $8,471
Thank you for your continued support & generosity!!!
Mass
Loose
In
Envelopes
Total
# of
Envelopes
5:00 pm
Boyd &
7:30 pm
45
254
299
21
5:30 pm
65
1,559
1,624
60
8:45 am
45
800
845
53
10:00 am
(Spanish)
118
593
711
60
11:30 am
265
894
1,159
74
1:00 pm
136
1,220
1,356
72
Our Special Collection for the month of March
Peter Pence
Please support Pope Francis’s work through the Peter Pence Collection. Through this gift, you join in solidarity with him as a witness
of charity. To learn more about the Peter’s Pence Collection, please
visit www.vatican.va and search “Peter Pence.”
Envelopes are available by the Sts. Joseph and Aloysius altar, and
you may drop it by the collection box.
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St. Aloysius Elementary Academy News Corner
The St. Aloysius Elem. Academy family would like to thank the
Knights of Columbus for their generosity to our Academy. On Friday,
February 13th, the Knights presented the Academy with a new
American flag and a state flag of New Jersey. We are proudly displaying these flags on our front hallway.
We would like to also thank Mr. Jim Boland and Mr. Michael
Greenwood, members of the Knights, for taking time out of their
busy day to represent the Knights in the presentation of the flags.
Thank you!!!
2015 Calendar Raffle Winners
February 15
Matthew Palacio ……….. $25
February 16
Betty Escarez
……….. $25
February 17
Abigail Martinez ……….. $50
February 18
Brian Foye
……….. $25
February 19
Ingrid Rosario
……….. $25
February 20
Aery Kim
……….. $25
February 21
Darrell Jenkins ……….. $25
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St. Aloysius Grocery Card Sale
Please consider purchasing grocery cards. We have Pathmark and
Shoprite cards in stock. Please call Lourdes at the Rectory for more
question or for more information. Let your grocery shopping generate money for the parish, at no additional cost to you.