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Bulletin 638 Saint James The Apostle Church Springfield NJ ...

SAINT AINT JAMES AMES

the

the APOSTLE CHURCH

45 South Springfield Avenue Springfield, New Jersey 07081-2301 07081 2301

Office: 973-376 973 376-3044 3044 :: Facsimile: 973-376 973 376-0560 0560

A Welcoming Community of Faith

in the Heart of Springfield

The Parish is Served by

Msgr. William C. Hatcher, M. Div., M. A.

Pastor

bhatcher@saintjamesparish.org

973-376-3044 ext 356

Fr. James A. Worth, M. Div., M. A.

Parochial Vicar

jworth@saintjamesparish.org

973-376-3044 ext 357

Fr. John D. Dennehy, M. Div., Th.M.

Weekend Assistant

Mr. Jerome Bongiovanni, Permanent Deacon

jerryjan133@aol.com

Mr. Daniel O’Neill, Permanent Deacon

danpegone@aol.com

www.saintjamesparish.org

January 8, 2012

We are called to worship the long awaited Me siah and King with the gift of our lives

THE EPIPHANY PIPHANY OF THE LORD ORD


MASSES FOR THE WEEK

The Epiphany of the Lord

January 8, 2012

SATURDAY EVENING January 7, 2011

5:00PM

John Albright~His Wife Natalie & Family

SUNDAY MORNING January 8, 2012

7:30AM

Philip Vitrone~Theresa & Michael Quick

9:00AM

Fran Kelblein~Bob Hannon

10:30AM

Donato & Asusunta Petrilli~Grace & Aurelio DiMuro

12:00PM

Bernard LoMacchio~His Wife & Daughter

MONDAY January 9, 2012

8:00AM William Greeley~Jane Silberfein

TUESDAY January 10, 2012

7:30AM David Noonan~The Tupper Family

WEDNESDAY January 11, 2012

7:30AM Paul Centimore~Cathy Parlavecchio

THURSDAY January 12, 2012

7:30AM Pietro Petino~Kathleen Genovese

FRIDAY January 13, 2012

7:30AM Pietro Petino~Ray & Lori Williamson

SATURDAY January 14, 2012

8:00am Walter Robert Raab~Roseanne Citro

Lucille Purcell~Bob

Fran Kaelblein~Msgr. Bill & Fr. Jim

Mary Harley~Carol Kessler

Vito Marcantonio~Marie & Vince Policarpio

SATURDAY EVENING January 14, 2012

5:00PM

Vito Marcantonio~Marie & Vince Policarpio

SUNDAY MORNING January 15, 2012

7:30AM

Angela Marie Vitale~Her Daughter Maria DelMauro

9:00AM

Mary Hannon~Bob Hannon

10:30AM

Rose M. Russo~The Russo Family

12:00PM

Gaetano D’Agostini~Arcangela

SUNDAY’S READINGS

This Sunday’s Readings

Worship Hymnal 1021 Year B

Father Jim’s Jottings

A REFLECTION ON

SUNDAY’S GOSPEL

Fear crippled King Herod and caused him to

make some very bad decisions. Instead of rejoicing in

the birth of Christ, he felt threatened by Him. The

Magi, wise and learned, saw through Herod’s scheme

and protected Jesus from being killed. What is there in

our own lives that cause us fear and make bad

decisions? In this New Year, may we be wise and

learned like the Magi, and follow after Christ and His

teachings so that we may dwell in love and peace and

find ourselves rid of fear and anxiety.

NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS

Worship Hymnal 1023 Cycle B

FIRST READING

Isaiah 55:1-11

SECOND READING

I John 5:1-9

GOSPEL READING

Mark 1:7-11

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

Your continued and consistent generosity

Raised the following amount last weekend

TBA

Jesus says, it is far better to give than to receive

WEEKLY MEMORIALS

THE SANCTUARY LAMP

Kathleen Petrocelli~Maria Stevens

THE BREAD AND WINE

60th Anniversary Tony & Anne Graziano~Msgr. Bill, Fr. Jim, JC

RECEIVING COMMUNION

If you sit in the first pews at the center we will

bring the Eucharist to you first. If you cannot walk up

the aisle to receive the Eucharist and you do not wish

to sit in the first pew, let us know and a minister will

come to you at the end of the Communion procession.

Page 2 Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012


THE PRAYER

CORNER

“To everything there is a season

and a time for every purpose…”

A TIME TO BE BORN


A TIME TO LOVE




A TIME TO HEAL

Frank Mulligan, Bea Giacobbe, Tony Grazianno,

Brian Mather, Marc Conti, Maria Kovach

Alice McCarthy, Martha Kitsch, Walter Sowyrda,

Kay Corcoran, Frank Farinella, Maria Patania,

Mary Ellen Natale, Bill Torak, Luca Saninno,

Susan Sullivan, Antoinette Pacifico, Jennie Potente,

Dee Sarni, John Fadden, Walter Mathias,

Doris Porter, George Ondish, Emma Steinmacher,

Ann Zeigler, Jay Patten, Kay Austell

And all who are sick and suffering

A TIME TO DIE

Madeline Koster, Connie Cocuzza

A TIME OF WAR & PEACE

We pray for all national and world leaders, for the safety and

well being of military personnel defending our freedom…

Luis Fonseca, Arthur Raymond, Frank Wulff,

Stacy Enyeart, David Bugel, Aaron Pluto,

Tim Arentz, Stephen Patricco, Taylor Daniels,

Sean Curran, Timothy L. McNamara

A TIME TO SEEK

For all seminarians on the road to priesthood, especially:

Juan Camilo Restrepo, Gino de la Rama,

John Butler, Luis Mario Garcia,

Luis Fernando Diaz and Garry Koch

THE PASTOR’S

LETTER

Reverend Monsignor

William Charles Hatcher

Dear Parish Family,

Today we welcome our new class of Confirmation

Candidates at the 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses as

they embark on the proximate preparation for

Confirmation which will be celebrated for them next

Fall. Today’s enrolment of the Confirmation

Candidates calls forth from them a commitment to

learn, to serve and to worship. They will learn more

specifically what the Sacrament of Confirmation is in

light of the other Sacraments and their Catholic Faith.

They will serve others through specific Service Projects

which will teach them to put the Word of God into

action. They will commit themselves to participating in

the worshipping community of Saint James on Sundays

and Holydays as they prepare to be fully initiated into

the Catholic Faith Community. Let us all pray for these

Candidates during this time of their formation.

When children are in their early years of

formation, most families have a litany of rules that are

intended to help the young ones grow to well-balanced,

happy, wholesome and holy lives: “Wash your

hands...Brush your teeth... say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank

you”...say your prayers...” Along with these and many

others most have also heard “Look both ways” before

we venture out to the street that would lead us from the

warmth and safety of home. At the outset of the year

now beginning, the scriptures we will be hearing during

these weeks offer similar advice: “Look both ways.”

Look back with gratitude at the year now being

committed to history, and look ahead with hope and

trust to the future we have yet to experience.

Unfortunately some of us come to this New Year with

the baggage of the past, with regret and guilt and

perhaps these emotions are truly warranted. However,

the gift of the New Year invites us to surrender the past

to the past so we can appreciate the grace of a fresh

beginning. As we look both ways, we do not linger on

the looking back. Rather, we press forward, as did

former U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold,

who said, “For all that has been, thanks! For all that

will be, Yes!” (Markings, Alfred A. Knopf, New York:

1964).

Love,

Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012 Page 3


CALENDAR

NEWS

Mrs. Maggie Keffer

Coordinator

SUNDAY January 8

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Religious Ed Grades K-8-School

Baptism Ceremony-Church

MONDAY January 9

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

Den Meeting-Gym

Miraculous Medal Novena-Church

Pastoral Council Meeting-Rectory

TUESDAY January 10

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

Chorister Rehearsal-Church

Religious Ed Grade 1-6-School

Religious Ed Grade 7 & 8-School

Choir Rehearsal-Church

WEDNESDAY January 11

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

THURSDAY January 12

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

Third Grade Choir Rehearsal-Church

CYO Youth Group Meeting-Gym

FRIDAY January 13

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

SATURDAY January 14

Recitation of the Rosary-Church

Basketball Clinic-Gym

SUNDAY January 15

Religious Ed Grade K-8-School

ROSARY ALTAR

SOCIETY

NEWS

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY

9:00-10:00AM

10:00-11:30AM

1:30-2:30PM

MONDAY

7:10-7:30AM

6:30-8:00PM

6:45-7:30PM

7:30-9:00PM

TUESDAY

7:10-7:30AM

3:30-5:00PM

3:45-5:15PM

6:30-8:30PM

7:00-9:00PM

WEDNESDAY

7:10-7:30AM

THURSDAY

7:10-7:30AM

4:15-5:00PM

7:30-9:00PM

FRIDAY

7:10-7:30AM

SATURDAY

7:40-8:00AM

9:30-10:30AM

SUNDAY

10:00-11:30AM

Wishing You & Your

Loved Ones A Happy

& Healthy New Year!

New members are always welcome to join us at any

time. If you would like to volunteer to launder the altar

linens or embroider the baptismal bibs, please contact

Nettie Roessner at 973-379-7632. There are no

meetings in the Winter. We will resume in the spring. A

Happy & Healthy New Year To All!

SOCIAL CONCERNS

NEWS

Mrs. Lisa Gillo

Coordinator

FEED MY PEOPLE

We need volunteers! We pick-up the left-over

items at Panera in Short Hills on Sunday evening and

Monday mornings. We then drop the off at the Church

on Monday morning. Everything is then delivered to

Saint Joseph Social Service Center in Elizabeth by a

dedicated team of drivers. Many thanks to all involved

for we cannot do it without you! Contact Lisa for more

details on how to volunteer.

SANDWICH MAKERS

The next collection will be Monday, January 30.

We need cheese, meat, meat and cheese sandwiches

without condiments. Please individually wrap and label

the contents with one group per bag and drop them off

before 11:00am at the School Kitchen. Contact Lisa to

volunteer.

MEAT LOAF MAKERS

The next collection will be Saturday, January 28

before the 5:00pm Mass and Sunday, January 29 from

10:00am – 12:00pm in the Gathering Area of the

Church.. We need 2-3 lb. meat loaves cooked, wrapped

and frozen each month. Home pick-ups can be

arranged. Contact Lisa for more details on how to

volunteer.

FOOD COLLECTION

The next collection for non-perishable food will be

on the weekend of January 28/29. Please drop off items

in the Gathering Area of the Church.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lisa Gillo at 908-232-5304 or lgillo97@gmail.com

LILY’S PANTRY

Along with Springfield HOPE, we will be open

every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00-11:30am.

Evening hours are also available. If you or someone

you know is in need please call Anthony at 201-618-

5944 to receive assistance. God bless you!

NEED A RIDE? ?

If you drive and have time to spare, we are in need

of drivers to help those who don’t drive to run errands,

make doctor visits, go shopping etc. If you can help

contact Deacon Jerry at the Parish Office or at Church.

BULLETIN INFORMATION

Info for the bulletin is to be emailed to Fr. Jim at:

jworth@saintjamesparish.org before Monday at noon.

Space is limited, please edit accordingly.

Page 4 Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012


YOUTH GROUP

NEWS

Mrs. Kimberly Mailley

Youth Minister

COME JOIN US

Thursday Nights 7:30-9:00pm

in the School Gym

Students in 9-12th Grade

We meet weekly and follow the Parish School

Calendar. It’s a great place to meet friends, hang

out and share stories as you brave your high school

years. Contact Kim Mailley at 908-389-1266 or

email her at: kmailley18@verizon.net.

Be a Part of Something Great!

MUSIC MINISTRY

NEWS

Ms. Janet Natale

Director of Music

ANNUAL BELL SUNDAY

Annual Bell Sunday will be January 7/8, the

Solemnity of the Epiphany. Please bring bells from

home to ring during the Gloria & Christmas Hymns.

ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL

Catholic Charities’ Emergency Food and Nutrition

Network coordinates bulk food collection and

distribution through a network of 75 parish-based food

pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in the Archdiocese

of Newark. Last year, the network served over 40,000

people from 241,000 pounds of donated food.

In addition, the network administers federal

emergency funds for pantries in Bergen, Essex, Hudson

and Union counties. The program also sponsors the

Help a Family at Christmas project, which links donors

with needy families who would not be able to celebrate

Christmas without outside support. Thank You!

PARISH SCHOOL

NEWS

Mrs. Patricia Dolansky

Principal

THE TWELVE DAYS OF

CHRISTMAS FOR FAMILIES

By Mrs. Mary McElroy

On the twelve days of Christmas,

our families gave to us:

Twelve heartwarming moments

of unconditional love

Eleven kisses, hugs,

and grudging nods of respect

Ten reasons why they should’ve gotten

Kinnect for Xbox 360

Nine songs they discovered (and actually

like)

from when we were their age

Eight projects and papers

due after Christmas Break

Seven times seventy times

forgiving our mistakes

Six cries of “gimme-gimme that toy!”

Five golden “THANK YOUs”

Four calling plan overage charges

Three French Fries

from the minivan floor

Two minutes of peace and quiet

And proof that

God’s love came to be.

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Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012 Page 5


PASTOR

APPOINTMENT

LETTER

BAPTISM

Communal Baptisms are held on the last Sunday of each

month at 1:30pm in the Church. They can also be scheduled

during the Masses on the weekend. Please contact the Parish

Office to arrange for the Baptismal Prep Class either before or

after the arrival of your baby.

RECONCILIATION

Individual Confessions are heard every Saturday at 11:00am

in the Church, or anytime by appointment. Penance Services are

held during the year and will be announced.

EUCHARIST

Communion can be brought to the sick and homebound either

at home or in a facility. Please contact the Parish Office to make

arrangements.

CONFIRMATION

Adult Confirmation and RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation

of Adults (those wishing to enter the Catholic faith and those

wishing to complete their sacraments) are welcome and encouraged

to begin this process at anytime. Please contact the Parish Office

for details.

MARRIAGE

Couples interested in marriage are asked to contact one of the

priests or deacons at least one year prior to their desired date so

that arrangements can be made. For more information contact the

Parish Office.

VOCATIONS

Is God calling you to the priesthood or Religious Life? Speak

to one of our priests or call the Vocations Office 973-497-4365.

Please continue to pray for an increase in vocations.

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK

This Sacrament can be administered anytime by contacting

one of the priests. We make visits to area hospitals and nursing

homes. Please contact the Parish Office should this need arise. If

you need a ride to Church or to a doctor’s office, please contact the

Parish Office and a member of our Transportation Committee

will contact you.

THE RCIA PROCESS

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a

process where individuals who need to receive the sacraments of

initiation or who have never been baptized enter into full

communion with the faith. Contact the Parish Office for details.

PARISH STAFF

INFORMATION

Msgr. Bill Hatcher

Coordinator

PARISH OFFICE

45 South Springfield Avenue Springfield, NJ 07081

Main Office 973-376-3044 :: Facsimile 973-376-0560

PASTOR

Monsignor William C. Hatcher 973-376-3044 x 356

bhatcher@saintjamesparish.org

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Father James A. Worth 973-376-3044 x 357

jworth@saintjamesparish.org

WEEKEND ASSISTANT

Father John D. Dennehy

PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon Jerry Bongiovanni & Deacon Dan O’Neill

PARISH SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER

Mrs. Jackie Canavan 973-376-3044 ext 111

jcanavan@saintjamesparish

Mrs. Fran Kulik 973-376-3044 ext 124

fkulik@saintjamesparish.org

SCHOOL OFFICE

41 South Springfield Avenue Springfield, NJ 07081

Main Office 973-376-5194 :: Facsimile 973-376-5228

PRINCIPAL

Mrs. Patricia Dolansky, B.S., M.L.S., M.A.

pdolansky@saintjamesparish.org

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mrs. Marilyn DePrimio

sjschool@saintjamesparish.org

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE

Main Office 973-376-2061 :: Facsimile 973-376-4079

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Mrs. Nancy Caputo

ncaputo@saintjamesparish.org

ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Mrs. Maggie Keffer

mkeffer@saintjamesparish.org

MUSIC MINISTRY

Ms. Janet Natale 973-376-3044 ext 127

jnatale@saintjamesparish.org

Mr. John M. Kubiniec, Organist

YOUTH MINISTRY

Mrs. Kim Mailley kmailley18@verizon.net

PARISH TRUSTEES

Mrs. Janet Petino & Mr. John Pflug

PARISH COUNCIL

pastoralcouncil@saintjamesparish.org

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RELIGIOUS ED

NEWS

Mrs. Nancy Caputo

Coordinator

Happy and healthy 2012 prayers to you and your

family! We are looking forward to the start of the New

Year. This weekend our Confirmation 2012 Candidates

are receiving a special covenant blessing in preparation

for Confirmation next October. All families should

have received an email from us with important

upcoming dates. Please call our office if you are the

parent of an 8th grader and did not receive the email.

While our 8th Graders are preparing for the

Sacrament of Confirmation, our 2nd Graders are busy

getting ready to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

on Saturday February 4th at 10:30.

We look forward to partnering with your family to

bring the teachings of our faith (Catechesis) to your

children. Religious education is an ongoing formation

from Grade 1 (Kindergarten is optional) through Grade

8; with the Sacrament of Confirmation taking place in

the fall of 9th Grade. If your child has not received

continuous religious education since receiving First

Holy Communion, please call the office.

Our parish website is the most convenient way to

communicate with you – please add our address to your

list of “favorites”.

Important Dates:

No classes on Sunday January 15 and Tuesday

January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s

Birthday.

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00AM –

2:00PM other times by appointment.

BAPTISM INFORMATION

The catechesis class begins by attending the

12:00pm Mass with instruction about the rite and its

meaning following Mass. Godparents are encouraged to

attend. Baptism Ceremonies are held at 1:30pm and we

ask that everyone arrive by 1:15pm. If you have any

questions or would like to schedule a Baptism or

catechesis please call the Parish Office at 973-376-3044.

CEREMONY SCHEDULE

Jan 8, Feb 12, Apr 15, May 6, Jul 22

CATECHESIS SCHEDULE

Jan 29, Feb 12, Mar 25, Apr 15, May 6, Jun 12, Jul 22

CHRISTMAS

MEMORIALS

Remember Your Loved Ones

During this Holy Season

THE CHRISTMAS TREES

ADORNING THE OUTDOOR CRECHE

ARE DISPLAYED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Irene Kareives & Catherine McCluskey

r/b Kathy & Joe Kareivis

THE OUTDOOR CRÈCHE IS DISPLAYED IN

LOVING MEMORY OF

Pietro Petino

r/b Janet Petino & Family

THE CHRISTMAS WREATH IN THE

SANCTUARY IS DIPLAYED IN

LOVING MEMORY OF

The Fischer, Ragosa & Dondero Families

r/b Henry & Francine Fischer

THE CRECHE IN THE SANCTUARY

IS DISPLAYED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

The Battaglia & Zara Families

r/b The Battaglia Family

THE CHRISTMAS TREES

IN THE SANCTUARY

ARE DISPLAYED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Mary & Nussrie Farah

r/b The Farah Family

THE CHRISTMAS WREATHS

ARE DISPLAYED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Marie “Dolly” Giordano

r/b The DePrimio Family

Philip Citro

r/b Roseanne Citro

Thomas Giaimo

r/b Anita Giaimo

Bernie LoMacchio

r/b Susie & Patty LoMacchio

THE FLOWERS AT

THE BAPTISMAL FONT

ARE DISPLAYED IN LOVING MEMORY OF

Marie Vecchione

r/b Her Daughter Jill


Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012 Page 7


PARISH SENIORS

NEWS

Mrs. Margaret Vezza

President

SENIORS GROUP MEETING

Come start the New Year right by joining the Saint

James Senior Group at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 9,

2012 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield.

A guest speaker will present information about the Boy

Scouts of America and their activities. Feel free to

bring a friend! Light refreshments will be served at the

meeting. We would love to see NEW MEMEBERS!

MEDICARE NEWS

Medicare Alert for Seniors: If you are planning to

make changes to your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

or Medicare Advantage plan, please be advised that the

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period this year will be

from October 15, 2011 through December

7,2011. This is earlier than in past years, so make your

selections as soon as possible if you want your changes

to go into effect. If you have any questions, you may

call a State Health Insurance Assistance Program

counselor at 908-273-6999. This is a service provided

for Union County by SAGE Eldercare.

SAGE HOME HEALTHCARE

S.A.G.E, Inc. provides health and personal care

services that help clients remain in their homes. This

offers a cost-effective and more desirable alternative to

nursing home care.
S.A.G.E Inc., offers an

experienced Clinical Nursing Team with over fifty years

of experience in Home Care.
Registered Nurses

supervise and evaluate all Homemakers and Home

Health Aides, who are dedicated to quality care and

customer service. Call (908) 659-9668.

BLESSING OF FAMILIES

The Feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on

Friday, December 30 this year. In recognition of this

Feast we will have the Blessing of Families next

weekend, December 31/ January 1 at all our Masses.

MY GIFT TO MY CHURCH

As expenses continue to rise please consider an

increase in your Christmas Gift to Saint James Church

this year to help the parish meet these extraordinary

expenses. Additional Christmas envelopes are available

in the Gathering Area of the Church. Thank you!

400 CLUB WINNER

Congratulations to Patricia Mulligan #65 for

winning the December drawing of the monthly 400

Club. Look for more info on our 2012 400 Club Raffle.

You could be next month’s winner, but you have to

enter in order to win. Call the Parish Office today!

PARISH

OPPORTUNITIES

Get Involved and

Get to Know Your Parish

HOSPITAL VISITATIONS

If you or someone you know is in the hospital

please inform the hospital staff you are Catholic and a

member of Saint James the Apostle Church. The priests

and deacons will be able to find you so a visit can be

arranged. Contact the Parish Office to be added at

Mass and/or on the Prayer Line.

FINDING GOD?

This website: www.other6.com is a community of

faithful people answering questions about life and faith,

brought to you by Loyola Press, a Jesuit ministry.

HOW TO REPORT ABUSE

The Archdiocese takes very seriously any and all

allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the

clergy, religious and lay staff. We encourage anyone

with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to

inform us immediately so that we may take appropriate

action to protect others and provide support to victims

of sexual abuse. If you wish to report an allegation call

the Office of Child & Youth Protection -201-407-3256.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AT MASS

If you have an announcement that needs to be

read at Mass, please email us before the weekend. Send

info to: bhatcher or jworth@saintjamesparish.org.

THE SEWING MINISTRY

Next meeting will be Jan 11th at 8:30 am. Join us to

sew or donate your unused fabrics. Call Linda Darby

908 577 1510 or dillydarby@verizon.net. Thank you.

VOCATION RETREAT

DISCERNMENT

"Do you wonder if God is calling you to a life of

service? Is it possible that God might be inviting you

to consider priesthood as your vocation? Join us for a

weekend retreat designed to help us reflect on these

questions in a spirit of faith and friendship. The

Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Newark is

sponsoring a Vocation Discernment Retreat: 'Stay with

Us, Lord' to be held January 6, 7, 8 at Carmel Retreat

House, Mahwah NJ. The weekend will include prayer,

presentations by priests and seminarians, time for

silence, and the opportunity to meet other young men

asking the same questions. Please contact Fr. John

Gabriel in the Vocations Office for more information

and to register. This weekend might change your life?

Join us!" Email:gabriejo@rcan.org or 973-497-4365.

Page 8 Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012


DEVOTIONALS

AND

MEMORIALS

Spiritual Offerings

NOCTURNAL ADORATION

Saint John the Apostle Church, 1805 Penbrook

Terrace in Linden has Exposition of the Blessed

Sacrament with Benediction, Homily & Communion

every First Friday from 8:30-9:30pm. All are welcome

to attend this wonderful spiritual exercise of our faith.

SANCTUARY LAMP

BREAD & WINE MEMORIALS

If you would like to remember a loved one in a

you can reserve a week and have an intention

memorialized. The Sanctuary Lamp is available for a

donation of $15.00. The Bread and Wine is available for

a donation of $20.00. You can make arrangements by

calling the Parish Office 973-376-3044.

MARIAN DEVOTION

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with

Miraculous Medal Novena, Rosary and Benediction

takes place on Mondays (as scheduled) from 6:45-7:30 pm

in the Church. Please feel free to join us.

PERPETUAL ADORATION

Can you volunteer as an Adoration Chapel Adorer?

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Mountainside needs

two adorers per hour. To volunteer your time please

contact Irene Ciccarino at 732-574-0064.

PARISH CHRISTMAS TREE

Special Thanks to the Battaglia Family for donating

the tree in loving memory of Rafael Battaglia & Gene

DelMauro. Thanks to John Caruso & Michael Turner

for helping to light the tree.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Saint Joseph’s Service Center is in great need of volunteers

to help pack and sort gifts at St Mary’s Church

at 232 Central Ave, Rahway in Connell Hall. Dec 4th-

18th from 10:00am-4:00pm, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please

volunteer an hour or two. Call 908 756 0994 ext 3072

or 570 823-2473. Thanks and God Bless, Sr Mary Eleanor.

WE GIVE THANKS

Msgr. Bill, Fr. Jim and Fr. John would like to thank

all those who gave gifts this Christmas Season. It is a

pleasure to serve you and to receive your love and

support is indeed a gift itself.. As we enter into another

year of grace, may we begin anew thanking God for His

abundant gifts that He has bestowed upon us all.

Thank You for Your Generosity!

INFORMATION

HELPING

OUR COMMUNITY

Sharing With One Another

OF INTEREST TO FATHERS

The Knights of Columbus have put together a

website of resources for fathers and sons. It can be

found at: www.fathersforgood.org. Check it out!

MINISTRY SIGN-UPS

Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors

and Ushers please sign-up for the Masses you would

like to serve for New Year’s on the Bulletin Boards in

the Ministry Room.

RECEIVING COMMUNION

It is good to remind ourselves of the reverence

needed when we receive the Body and Blood of Christ.

When we approach the altar, if receiving on the hand,

please remove any gloves beforehand. Remember to

bow slightly without being ostentatious. If communion

runs out please wait for the Minister to return.

INTENTIONS FOR THE SICK

At the “General Intercessions” we pray for the sick.

Our prayers for the sick are very important, especially

in critical times of sudden illness, surgery or worsening

condition. We will continue to pray for and mention

the names of our sick parishioners when we receive

notice from the family or the individual asking for

prayers. Their name will be mentioned for three weeks

and after the names will continue in the bulletin, until

we receive notice otherwise. If the condition worsens

we will mention the name again at Mass when notified.

Worship with us…

Embrace our fellowship

Learn about our ministries…

Come join us…

Offer your time & talents…

Make new friends…

Experience our hospitality...

Thank You, Thank You Thank You

The Boy Scouts of Troop 73 would like to thank

Msgr. Bill, Fr. Jim and the Saint James the Apostle

Parish Community for their generous support during

our annual wreath sale. A Very Merry Christmas & A

Happy Healthy New Year to all.

Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012 Page 9


OUR TENTH

ANNIVERSARY

A Year Of Celebration

400 CLUB

Join today for $120 (ten dollars a month)

for your chance to win some cash as well as

helping to fund the many programs that our

Church & School provide

It’s a WIN-WIN situation!

One winner is selected at a drawing held on

the last Saturday of each month after the 5:00pm

Mass in the Gathering Area

Call the Parish Office 973-376-3044

COMMUNION AT MASS

If you cannot walk up the aisle to receive Holy

Communion and do not want to sit in the first pew, let

us know and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy

Communion will come to you at the end of the

procession and administer the Body & Blood to you..

WINTER SOLACE

A Musical Meditation

by

Father Jim Worth

Wednesday Evening 7:30pm

JANUARY 25, 2012

Join Father Jim in the Church as he sings and

prays through a wide variety of musical styles to ease

the stress of daily life and bring about a genuine sense

of peace and calm. All are welcome to this fee event.

NEW PARISH HYMNALS

We only have half of the hymnals memorialized to

date. If you haven’t yet done so, but are thinking about

it, please contact the Parish Office. Our goal is to have

all of the hymnals memorialized before November 27.

This is a great opportunity to remember a loved one.

ROSETTA STONE IN SPANISH

If you are looking to purchase a language program

to learn Spanish please contact Fr. Jim at the Parish

Office 973-376-3044 or tjworth@saintjamesparish.org.

PASTORAL

COUNCIL NEWS

Keeping You Informed

SAVE THE DATE: The Tenth Anniversary of the

Church Celebration is scheduled for June 9, 2012 at

the 5:00pm Mass followed by a wine and cheese.

Smile: As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration

we will be again offering family portrait photography

and will be assembling a new Parish Directory Book.

A suggestion has been made to ask families, who have

moved into the parish in the last 10 years, to make a

family stone to put in the ground near the Church.

Further information to come.

FUNDRAISER SURVEY: We will be working with the

fundraising committee to bring you some fun filled

activities. Feel free to stop to see us at the listening

table to share your ideas.

HANDYMAN PROJECT: The Handyman Project had

completed some handyman jobs last month. See our

request form in the bulletin. In addition, we are trying

to compile a snow shoveling team. Look for future

information.

HURRICANE IRENE ASSISTANCE: Monsignor Bill will

be requesting information to identify those in need.

Youth Connection: In response to our Youth Survey,

we will be designing and implementing a Saint James

Youth Facebook page.

NJ BISHOPS STATEMENT ON POVERTY: Monsignor

Bill shared the NJ Bishops Statement on Poverty.

There will be action plans to address poverty concerns.

LISTENING TABLE: The Council members present to

Monsignor any ideas, questions or concerns shared

with us.

NEXT MEETING: The Council will be meeting on

January 9. Look for us the weekend before at the

masses. We are there to listen to your needs and

concerns.

MEN’S MINISTRY

NEWS

Mr. Joe Skinner

Coordinator

On behalf of Joe Skinner

and the entire Men’s Ministry

we would like to extend

to you and your loved ones

our wish for a

Happy and Healthy New Year!

Page 10 Saint James the Apostle Church Bulletin 638 :: January 8, 2012

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