Bulletin of 12/14/14 - St. Nicholas RC Church

Served by the Vocationist Fathers
Fr. Stephen Ehiahuruike, S.D.V., Pastor
Fr. Louis Caputo, S.D.V., Parochial Vicar
Fr. Chris Iwunze, S.D.V., Parochial Vicar
Church & Rectory
442 E Brinkerhoff Ave
Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Tel. 201-944-1154 Fax. 201-944-9510
Email. [email protected]
Office Hours
Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesdays 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Mornings by appointment only)
3rd Sunday of Advent
December 14, 2014
As a garden makes its growth spring up,
so will God make justice spring up before all the nations
(Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11).
Baptisms: On any available Sunday during the 11:00
AM (Italian), 12:30 PM (English) & 7:00 PM
(Portuguese) Masses. Please, contact the rectory at
least one month prior to desired date.
Confessions: Saturdays 5:00 to 5:45 PM, or during the
week by appointment.
Marriages: Please contact the rectory at least six
months prior to desired wedding date.
Sacrament of the Sick: If you are hospitalized or unable to come to Church for health reasons and would
like to be visited by a priest for Confession, Communion, or Anointing of the Sick, please call the rectory.
Religious Education Program (CCD): For children 1st
to 8th grades who are not attending Catholic School.
Classes are held on Sundays from September to May at
11:30 AM, with attendance to the 12:30 PM Family
Confirmation: Teens will receive the Sacrament of
Confirmation on 8th grade. They will attend classes at
11:30 AM from September to December; and from
January to April classes will start at 11:00 AM in the
church hall, with attendance to the 12:30 PM Family
Saturday: 7:00 & 8:00 AM
6:00 PM (Vigil Mass)
7:30 & 9:30 AM English
11:00 AM Italian
12:30 PM English (Family Mass)
7:00 PM Portuguese
Holy Days: 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
Weekdays: 7:00 & 8:00 AM
Other Services & Activities:
Monday to Saturday: 7:40 AM Morning Prayer
Tuesdays: 9:00 AM Legion of Mary
7:30 PM St. Padre Pio Group (Jan 27)
7:30 PM H.R.S.—Church Hall (Feb 24)
8:00 PM Holy Rosary in Portuguese
Wednesdays: 7:30 PM Holy Rosary in Italian
Thursdays: 2:00 PM Bible Study in Italian
6:15 to 7:15 PM Holy Hour for Vocations
(Jan 8, 15, 22 & 29)
7:30 PM Bible Study in English
7:30 PM V.A.U.S.
8:30 PM Rosary by Brazilian Men (Jan 8)
8:30 PM Brazilian Prayer Group
1st Fridays: 5:30 to 8:30 PM Bl. Sacrament Adoration
(January 2)
Parish Trustee: Giovanni Simone & Michael Massaro
Parish Secretary: Débora Moreira
Music Ministry: Addie Luers, Giovanni & Karen Simone,
and Kelly Oliveira
Vocationist Sisters Community
Sr. Benedita Carvalho, S.D.V., Superior & Pre-K Director;
Sr. Antonietta Cioce, S.D.V., Sr. Meltiana Ding, S.D.V. and
Sr. Sali Antony, S.D.V.
223 14th Street - Palisades Park, NJ Tel. 201-947-2413
Parish Pre-K “Fr. Justin Learning Center”
Tel. 201-944-1376
Mark Valvano, principal
312 First St—Palisades Park, NJ 201-947-5262
SATURDAY, December 13
7:00AM Giovanni Mattessich by daug-in-law Gaudenzia
8:00AM Giovanni Mattessich by M/M Gregory Mattessich
6:00PM Albert Giannantonio by brother Pete
SUNDAY, December 14
7:30AM Alice Martini by family
9:30AM Bianca Curko by M/M Mario Hroncich
11:00AM Giuseppe Bruno by daughter Antonia & family
12:30PM Pasquale Garritano by Teresa & Gerardo Stancato
7:00PM People of the Parish
MONDAY, December 15
7:00AM Dinko Picinic by M/M Domenick Matesic
8:00AM Attilio Capezzutto’s family by Grayce
TUESDAY, December 16
7:00AM Nikola Milin by sister
8:00AM Mary Busanic by John Piccinic
WEDNESDAY, December 17
7:00AM In honor of St. Lazarus by Eduardo Lorenzo
8:00AM Gregory Mattessich by Gaudenzia Mattessich
THURSDAY, December 18
7:00AM Edivaldo Moreira by family
8:00AM Domenica Vunic by M/M Joseph Hroncich
FRIDAY, December 19
7:00AM In honor of St. Lazarus by Eduardo Lorenzo
8:00AM Rosa Abbruzzesi by M/M John Hroncich
SATURDAY, December 20
7:00AM Maria Mircovich by M/M Zdenko Mirkovich
8:00AM Robert Hroncich by parents
6:00PM Pete & Jennie Pallotta by Bob & Nancy
SUNDAY, December 21
7:30AM Agripina Ochoa & Alfonso Espinosa by daughters
9:30AM Isabella Berardi by Simone family
11:00AM Maria Morin by daughter Maria & family
12:30PM Maria Lechich by daughter & family
7:00PM People of the Parish
2016 Mass Book is now open
5 masses per person, per week
News of the Parish
Wednesday, December 24
6:00 PM - Vigil
11:30 PM - Christmas Carols
12:00 AM - Midnight Mass
Thursday, December 25
7:30, 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM
11:00 AM (Italian) & 7:00 PM (Brazilian)
Wednesday, December 31 — 7:00 & 8:00 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Solemnity of Mary,
Mother of God — 7:00, 8:00, 10:00 AM & 7:30 PM
11:00 AM (Italian)
10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on December 17 & 18; and
by appointment by calling the rectory’s office.
CHRISTMAS GIFT TREE - Please return your
gifts no later than Monday, December 15.
POINSETTIAS - Please use cut out form on page
4 to donate poinsettias in memory of your
beloved ones for the altar this Christmas.
There will be NO CCD CLASSES on December 28.
Classes resume on January 4.
E.M., LECTORS AND USHERS will meet this
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 PM in the
Blessed Mother’s room.
In Memory
donated this week in memory of
Gilda DeNicola
by Tony & Blanche DiBona
donated this week in memory of
Antonio Tarabocchia
by Mr. & Mrs. Mario Hroncich
donated this week in memory of
Antonio Tarabocchia
by Mr. & Mrs. Mario Hroncich
Holy Hour for Vocations
Every Thursday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM in church
~ Except on eve of first Fridays ~
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Events of the Week
Tuesday, December 16
9:00 AM - Legion of Mary meeting in Bl. Mother’s room
8:00 PM - Holy Rosary in the Brazilian families
Wednesday, December 17
10:00 AM & 6:00 PM—Confessions
7:30 PM - Holy Rosary in Italian
Thursday, December 18
2:00 PM - Bible Study in Italian in church hall
10:00 AM & 6:00 PM—Confessions
7:30 PM - Bible Study in English in church hall
Friday, December 19
8:40 PM - Brazilian prayer group in church hall
Ministers’ Schedule for December 21
6:00 PM: Lector - Carmela B.
E.M. - Claudia
7:30 AM: Lectors - Michael and Linda
9:30 AM: Lectors - Gina
E.M. - Suzanne, Sr. Sali and Sr. Meltiana
11:00 AM: Lectors - Carmela R. and Lucia
E.M. - Francesca, Frank and Carmela A.
12:30 PM: Lector - Alexa and Isaiah
E.M. - Rita, Wendy and Roberto
7:00 PM Lectors - Katia, Laine and Patricia
E.M. - Candinho and Fatima
Pastoral Care
Holy Communion was brought last week to:
Valentine Miele, Alexander Mauro, Sheila
Hutchinson, Arthur and Amelia Mazzarella, and
Gloria Pezzolla.
Pray for our sick: Mateus Ribeiro, Domenica Dinaro,
Pete Giannantonio, Anne Ring, Lorenzo Cafasso,
Josephine Dolberry, Eileen Murphy and Mercedes
Remember our deceased: Salvatore Colonna (12/7)
Our sincere gratitude to all parishioners, families
and friends participating in our
this Saturday, December 13.
Especially those who volunteered to participate
in the Life Nativity Scene.
May the blessing of Christmas renew your faith
and hope in Our Lord Jesus Christ!
For collection amount please
see bulletin paper edition
December 14, 2014
herald-forms a facet of our
life in Christ as we
live it day by day.
Isaiah tells us that
a prophet is anointed, as we were anointed at
our baptism in water and the Spirit, to bring
glad tidings and to promote God's reign of
healing, justice, and peace. An apostle, like
Paul, is one who is "sent." Each of us, in his or
her own way, is sent by Christ to be a voice of
rejoicing, to encourage prophetic voices in the
world, and to make sure that the work of the
Spirit thrives. John the Baptist shows us the
job of the herald, making the Lord's way
straight, announcing the coming of the Light of
the world.
Today we also hear from Mary, model disciple.
Her song, the Magnificat, shows us the world
we must believe in and work for: one in which
God is praised, where God's favor is bestowed
on the humble, where the hungry are filled and
the rich are sent away empty, a world that
continues to know and rejoice in the mercy of
God that lasts for all ages. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
The tradition of anointing the sick with blessed oil is very old, but
developed slowly and unevenly in the first eight centuries of the
church's life. St. Augustine, who wrote volumes of homilies from
his thriving church in North Africa, plus pastoral directives, letters,
and memoirs, never mentions it at all. We know from ancient
prayers that it did happen in Rome, Milan, Gaul, and the British
Isles. In Rome the bishop blessed the oil of the sick, but it could be
applied by a priest, deacon, or a layperson. It seems that sick
persons could even anoint themselves. St. Genevieve of Paris was
known for anointing the sick in her care.
Perhaps inevitably, complaints of abuses, and even
trickery by sorcerers, brought an end to this consoling practice. In a
dangerous world with a dispersed population, clerics may have
preferred that this hands-on care was a lay privilege. The purpose of
anointing, however, was not simply healing, but forgiveness of sin
and an experience of saving power of Christ. By the year 800,
dioceses everywhere were organizing rituals for priestly anointing.
Although anointing of the sick is reserved to priests today, perhaps
this treasured memory will enrich the future of the sacrament.
--Rev. James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
Brazilian New Year’s Party
ATTENTION: Please be aware that in case of
heavy snow and ice on the ground,
the 7:00 AM weekday Mass will be canceled.
You may attend the 8:00 AM Mass.
If in doubt, call the rectory before leaving your house
or check our website www.stnicholasrcchurch.org
Enter 2015 surrounded by friends and family.
Delicious dinner with DJ music to dance and enjoy.
Tickets are $50 (children ages 7 to 12—$25)
Join Fr. Stephen Ehiahuruike, SDV
and Fr. Dwayne Davis
Pilgrimage to the
Holy Land
12 to 20, 2015
Cost: $3,190.00
Double occupancy room
For more info: Mrs. Michelle Bove
Tel. 718-680-5600 [email protected]
Or call the rectory’s office at 201-944-1154
If you wish to receive the Pilgrim Statue
of Our Lady of Fatima into your home
for the year 2015, please fill in your
name and phone number for the week of
your choice on the calendar at the entrance of the church.
If you or someone you know is sick, home
bounded, cannot attend Masses and
would like to receive the visit of a priest or
Eucharist Minister to bring Holy Communion,
please call rectory office at 201-944-1154
Donation for the
Poinsettias decorating the altar
this Christmas
From: ___________________________________
In loving memory of:
Donation of $ ___________
Please return this slip with your
donation to the rectory office
or drop in the collection baskets
in church
(Tickets on sale in the rectory’s office.)
We are collecting items to be auctioned — NOT USED,
UNOPENED gifts, toys, games, electronics, kitchen
appliances, home decoration, paintings,
books, jewelry, etc.
Open your heart, cleanup your closets and donate to
our church! All donations are tax deductible!
Please call the rectory’s office for more information
(For safety reasons we cannot accept used clothes,
shoes or any opened toys)
OUR LADY OF GRACE church choir will present their
Annual Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 14th
at 3:00 PM in church at 395 Delano Place, Fairview, NJ.
The students of the school will also take part in the program by depicting the “Nativity”. Admission is free—
refreshments will follow.
When I Called, You Answered—Your support to the
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal makes a meaningful
difference in the lives of those served by the Catholic
Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. Through
your generosity to the Annual Appeal, Catholic
Charities is able to continue their tradition and concern for each individual who walks through their
Vocationist Corner
Heavens possess you now,
but earth has not lost you.
You carry in your heart the whole
world and its inhabitants, and you
will be fully blessed only when
you will see everyone in God’s
Glory and Grace forever.
Grant that this blessed day which opens the gates of
Paradise for us my fittingly come for us.
Blessed are you, O Mary.
O my God and my All…
Blessed Justin Russolillo, SDV, Spirit of Prayer, page 160
about a vocation to priesthood or religious life,
you may speak to Fr. Stephen, Fr. Louis
or call 973-966-6262
Fr. Stephen Ehiahuruike, S.D.V.—Pastor