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Saint Cecilia Parish

70 Church Street

Rockaway, New Jersey 07866

Rectory: 973-627-0313 FAX: 973-627-4811 Internet: www.st-cecilia.org

To Contact: Fr. Zig, ext. 11 or speplowski@optonline.net; Fr. Jean Claude, ext. 17 or robil2004@gmail.com

Convent: 973-627-6533 School: 973-627-6003 CCD Office: 973-252-0760

Welcome to St. Ceiclia Parish,

Father Pawel Szurek

580-St. Cecilia


THURSDAY, July 22: Weekday; St. Mary Magdalene memorial

8:00 AM Aurora Perez requested by Malou Alvarez

FRIDAY, July 23: Weekday; St. Bridget of Sweden,


8:00 AM Ann Bush—1st Anniversary— requested by Vic &

Eileen Traino

SATURDAY, July 24: Weekday; St. Sharbel Makhluf, priest


8:00 AM People of the Parish

SUNDAY, July 25: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vigil Masses:

4:30 PM James Gormley requested by Frank & Mary Ann Votakek ;

Robert Natarelli requested by The 4:30 Mass Ushers

7:00 PM Dr. Joseph Thomson requested by The Gambetta Family;

Esther Maioran requested by The Bartholomew Family


8:00 AM Rose Mangieri requested by Fr. Zig, Fr. Peter & Fr. Jean


Esther Maioran requested by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Larkin

9:15 AM Brian Nest requested by Pietrina Riccio;

John & Margaret Holleran

10:45 AM Esther Maioran requested by Mildred Calella;

Florence Maioran requested by Jo Anne & Pat DeFelice

12:15 PM Dr. Joseph Thomson requested by The Gambetta Family;

James O. Boyer—27th Anniversary— requested by Jack & Barbara





THE PARISH: Elizabeth McGowan, Jeffrey Jerz, Cindy-

Whalen, John Daly, Peggy Eileen Miars, Sharon Sprinkle, Ray

Kenney, Richard Corcoran, James Whalen, Adam Rosowicz, Lorraine

Gerber, John Generoso,Kathy Wagner and Madison Rose Leslie.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE ALSO REQUESTED for the repose of the soul

of Charles Edward Giacomazza and for his family.

ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIAL: One of the flower arrangements next

to the Tabernacle this week are in loving memory of Vickie Warren—

six years in heaven—we love & miss you—requested by Aunt Carline

and Aunt Linda.

The people of St. Cecilia Parish are asked to pray for the

following people serving our country in the armed services:

Major Glenn E. Martinez, SGT. Brian Whalen,

General Raymond Odierno, Capt. Anthony Odierno, Cpl.

Kong V. Nguyen, Cpl. Jim Van Valen, LCPL Anthony Eresman,

SGT. Paul J. Willson, PFC Cano Janeth, SGT Bob Autrey, Col.

William Paliwada, SGT 1st Class (E7) Sam Colon, PFC Marylyn Rivera

-Sachez, Cpl. Edward C. Thompson, PFC Mellissa Corbo, Major

Kevin M. Nash, Lt. Amy Cronin, Major John L. Medeiros, Jr., SGT

Daniel Healy, Pvt. Robert Moran, Capt. Martin L. Robbins, SGT

Spencer Lopez, PFC Taryn Kemp, Jeffrey Braunhausen, E7 Joseph

Grimsey, LTC Brian Bosworth, Bill Maloney, Greg Bloete, Gian Carlo

Bruzzese, Spc. Christopher Little, PFC Brittany Martindell, Capt.

Adam T. Lusardi, T4 Matthew Fitzgerald, SA Justin C. White, Matthew

& Daniel Rosica, Pvt. Benjamin Kehoe, Mark Leonard, Sr.

Armn. Ashley Valetta, SGT John Wisnofsky, LCpl. T.J. Finn, Sean

Killeen 1st Class Airman, Sgt. Kristopher Faber, Spc. 4 John

Pietrowski, Spc. 5 Connor Sauve, 2 LT. Vincent Presto and Airman

First Class William Kussler. We ask God the Father of us all, through

the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, to protect all the men

and women in our Armed Forces, to bless them in their efforts toward

bringing peace and justice to our world. May they be brought back

safely to those they love.


Pastor’s Thank You

Welcome and hospitality are Biblical virtues which all of us are called

to demonstrate. The Church is able to offer these same wonderful gifts

when supported by the help of believers. Sharing our resources makes

this a reality.

Father Zig

The SUNDAY COLLECTION, July 11 , 2010—$13,421.01

The SUNDAY COLLECTION, June 12, 2009 — $13,022.00

THE SECOND COLLECTION for Catholic Communications Campaign,

Black and Indian Missions, Catholic University of America:

2010: $2,812.00 - 2009: $3,230.50

Parishioner’s Comments:

“ Tithing has intensified my trust in God. It gives me the opportunity

to think more and when I am in that frame of mind, thinking becomes

prayer. And you know what? It is no longer a burden.”


Here are the readings for next Sunday

Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138

Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13


LOST: Two 14”x11” plastic containers holding the blood pressure

screening supplies seem to be lost. If you know where they might be,

please call Carol McGotty ASAP at 973-627-8765. Thank you and God


THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Collection for the

Catholic Communication Campaign and Catholic University of America.

Your generosity will support important Catholic media projects in

our diocese and all over the world and provide direct financial aid to

students from diocese across the country. To learn more about how

your gift is making a difference, please visit www.usccb.org/



NUAL APPEAL. Our 2009 Parish Goal was $48,500. The amount collected

was $67,671.83. Our total parish rebate is $9,585.91. Thank you

again for your support of this important appeal.

CCD TEACERS ARE NEEDED for Sept. ’10, Mon. & Wed. sessions.

Please call Kathy Fochesto at 973-252-0760 if you can teach.

ST. CECILIA’S SUMMER BIBLE CAMP - Thanks to all who participated

and worked at the Bible “Baobab Blast” Camp. We had over 60

children attend the camp. It was a great week!

FIRST COMMUNION DVD’S are available for pick-up at the Rectory

office from Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIAL: The flowers placed by the Tabernacle

can be donated to remember that special birthday or anniversary or to

honor a loved one living or deceased. The intention will be printed in

the bulletin. The cost is $25.00 per arrangement. Interested? Call the

rectory at 973-627-0313.

TRAVELING CHALICE: Families pray for vocations to the priesthood

and religious life by hosting the Traveling Chalice in their home

for one week. The sign-up sheet is on Mary’s altar if you would like to


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GOING ON VACATION? To locate a Mass, go to

www.Masstimes.org or call 734-794-2100 or get the iPhone application

at the Apple store.

DIOCESAN FILIPINO COMMISSION: Our parish has been asked

to send a representative to a meeting of the Diocesan Filipino Commission

on Sat., July 31 at 2 PM. The meeting will take place at St. Anthony

of Padua Church Hall, 97 Myrtle Ave., Passaic. The Filipinos in

the Diocese will celebrate the 23rd year of Sainthood of San Lorenzo

Ruiz de Manila on Sept. 25, 2010. Please contact Fr. Zig for details.


Knights will be hosting a Tricky Tray fundraiser later this year. They

are looking for donations of baskets, items that could go into a basket,

standalone prizes, cash or gift certificates. Donations can be brought to

the Council meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at

7:30pm in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in Wharton. For more

information, please call Mike MacDermant at 973-366-9218 or Russ

Hrdy, 973-31-7480. The deadline for donations is September 1st.



support the “Adopt an Angel” Gold Award Project of Taylor Hannan,

Girl Scout Troop 554, as she seeks to establish an immediate and sustained

relief program to help address the ongoing needs of the Haitian

orphanage, God’s Littlest Angels. Please select an angel with your

preferred donation and drop off the item by next week. Thank you for

your support. Please see the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.


GOD’S PRESENCE. While other parish programs are on hiatus for the

summer, Contemplative Prayer continues to meet in the cry room of

St. Cecilia’s church every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm. Please come and

share a restful and rewarding hour with us through scripture reading

and silence. For more information, please contact Mary Daley at 862-

432-8542 or maryd911@optonline.net.

MARIAN PILGRIMAGE—Please join our parish for the diocesan

pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate

Conception in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 18, 2010.

The cost for the bus trip is $40.00. The deluxe buses will leave between

6:00 AM & 7:30 AM and bring a bag lunch. There will be Mass with

the Bishop at 2:00 PM. We will depart for home at around 4:00 PM and

there will be a stop for dinner. Make plans to join us for this faith

filled day as we honor the Blessed Mother as the patroness of the

Church in the United States. There is also an overnight trip available.

To sign up or for questions, contact Karen Florance 973-627-7266 or


MCYA “THEOLOGY ON TAP”: The Morristown Catholic Young

Adults of Notre Dame (MCYA) invite you to our Summer Series of

Theology on Tap! This is a free event for married and single adults in

their 20s and 30s. Tuesday, July 20th, Fr. Daniel O’Mullane, S.T.L.

(Candidate), “Priests and Kings; The Common Calling of the People of

God”; Tuesday, July 27th, Fr. Hernan Arias, Pastor St. Margaret

Church, Morristown, “Jesus the Bread of Life; the Center of Our Lives”

Each will be at 7:30pm at Mehndi, 88 Headquarters Plaza, 3 Speedwell

Ave., Morristown. Free Parking in Headquarters Plaza Garage (with

validation) *Contact us at info@myca.us or visit www. Mcya.us for

more information.

PARISH PICNIC: Please save the date of September 19 for the Parish

picnic. This is a new date. Anyone interested in volunteering please

contact the rectory or Jim Gallagher at 973-366-9699.


you purchase Grocery Gift Cards you support St. Cecilia School and

the religious enrichment of all parish children at no additional cost to

you. The next sale date is after all Masses the weekend of, July 24th

& 25th. We offer gift cards for A&P, Shop Rite, Acme, Sussex Meat

Packing, Kohl’s and Stop and Shop. CERTS are also available at the

rectory during regular business hours. Thank you for your support of

this important fundraising program.

THE ST. CECILIA YOUTH GROUP will be meeting on Sunday, July

25th at 7:00 PM in the Gym.

ST. CECILIA SENIORS will have their next meeting on Tues., July

27th at 12:00 Noon in Hayes Hall at The Senior Summer Picnic, Price

$10.00. Future events include: August 15th—Woodlock Pines, Hawley

PA. Smorgasbord, Entertainment, & Bingo at $40.00 per person—Bus

pick up 9:00; and Sunday to Friday Sep. 19th to the 24th Caribbean

Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ. All parishioners 55 years and older are

welcome to join the club. For information call Peggy, 973-361-1127.

JOIN WITH PRIESTS FOR LIFE in praying an Assumption Novena

Prayer for Life, August 7-15. Find the Novena Prayer at

www.PrayerCampaign.org. You can also order free prayer cards with

the Novena Prayer on one side and helpful resources for pro-life activity

on the other side. Also, please join the Pray to End Abortion prayer

effort on facebook at www.ProLifePrayers.com.



All CCD teachers, school teachers, aides, volunteers and our school’s

Grandfriends must attend a session of “Protecting God’s Children”

before they work with the students in our schools, CCD program, or

CYO Basketball program. I received the following memo from John

Fanelli, our assistant superintendent in the Diocese, as he plans to

schedule a session this summer. I thought you could take advantage

of this since it is close by at Morris Catholic.

Each summer we schedule a “Protecting God’s Children” session for

new teachers and other employees and volunteers. I am writing to

remind you that I will be conducting this mandated training on Tuesday,

August 24, from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Morris Catholic High

School in Denville.

New teachers and other employees can attend any of the scheduled

“Protecting God’s Children” workshops in the diocese, but we encourage

attendance at this particular session because I approach the topic

in a way specifically targeted at educators. New school volunteers are

also welcome at this session. Of course, if any new employee or volunteer

can show proof that they have already attended a “Protecting

God’s Children” training, there is no need for them to attend another

session. The employee/volunteer must, however, provide you with a

copy of their certificate of attendance.

Pre-registration for the session is strongly recommended, as it enables

us to prepare Certificates of Attendance ahead of time and ensure that

we have enough space for those attending. Employees and volunteers

can pre-register online at http://www.virtusonline.org—click on the

yellow “Registration” link on the left side of the page to begin the registration


580-St. Cecilia

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Dear Parishioners,

Welcome is one of the words which describe the themes which

are found in this Sunday’s Scriptural texts as we come together

to celebrate the Lord’s Day. Abraham and Sarah provided

a welcome and hospitality for the heavenly visitors.

Their kindness was rewarded with the promise of a son. In

today’s Gospel the welcome and hospitality of the sisters,

Mary and Martha of Bethany, provided a home for the Only

Begotten Son of God.

Today we WELCOME our new parochial vicar, Father Pawel

Szurek. Father Pawel comes to us from Saint Philip the Apostle

Church in Clifton where he had served under the pastorship

of Father Paul Manning (whom we know because of his

many years of residence at St. Cecilia’s). Father Pawel was

born in Poland but had attended seminary formation in the

United States. He was ordained to the holy priesthood by His

Excellency, the Most Reverend Arthur Serratelli in Saint John

the Baptist Cathedral, Paterson, in May of 2005. Father has also

served in Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Sparta and Our Lady

of the Magnificant in Kinnelon. We look forward to getting to

know our new priest and we offer him our assistance and support.

We look forward to WELCOME Seminarian Alex back after

being away for three weeks to visit his family in Europe. I

have missed him and I await his return on Monday. Once

again this weekend I am at Saint Ann Byzantine Melkite Greek

Catholic Church in West Paterson. As I shared with you in last

Sunday’s bulletin, I have biritual faculties from Rome to serve

in the Melkite Eparchy (diocese) when called upon. The pastor

from Saint Ann is in Lebanon to visit his family. I have missed

you at Saint Cecilia’s and look forward to seeing you at next

weekend’s Holy Masses.

I am grateful for the wonderful program which was presented

at last week’s BIBLE CAMP. Denise Montolto-Rook led a dedicated

and enthusiastic group of 30 volunteers to care for the 65

young people who attended this year’s gathering. These parish

volunteers provided a welcoming and hospitable environment

for our children. Like Saint Paul the Apostle, our Bible

Camp volunteers can say, “It is He whom we proclaim, admonishing

everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,

that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” (Colossians

1:28—today’s second reading).

I am grateful to you for your prayers and offerings which you

render for the good of our parish family. You are always in my


God bless you,

Father Zig


EIGHTH GRADE ESSAYS: The 8th grade wrote essays using their

vocabulary lesson and geared them to how much they love St. Cecilia



I embarked on my journey of St. Cecilia School in 2000. I was in Pre

K. It was an overwhelming feeling. Mostly exciting, though, it was

great to experience new things. I met new people and met warming


As my journey through St. Cecilia School went on, I noticed that

everyone there shared an attribute, everybody had a heart-warming

attitude. Our main doctrine is to be kind to all. Everyday I walk into

school and a jaunty feeling overcomes me. If I went to any other

school I would probably wallow in the fact that I have to get up early

in the morning. Yet, at St. Cecilia no feelings like that overcome me.

It’s such a welcoming school. It has never been a tawdry school; it’s

the exact opposite. Our school is refined, tasteful, and exotic. There is

not one thing that looks haggard in our school. We treat everyone with

equality. Our school is like one big family. It’s an odd feeling knowing

that next year I will be on my own. It’s like leaving a family as an

adult. Still, I will know what I’m doing as I grow because of the foundation

that St. Cecilia School gave me. It’s a blessing that my parents

sent me here. I feel like I’m at home when I go to this school.

St. Cecilia is a great school. Everyone is connected there. The halls

are full of kindness. We do not judge at our school. Everyone is equal

in our eyes. The best part is that our school is not even at its acme yet!

Nobody ever belittles it. Our school is not menial at all; it is bold and

stands out, just as all of our students do.

Corey Crevecoeur


St. Cecilia School is accepting registration for the 2010-2011 School

Year. Parents seeking admission for their children into our school

program may stop in at the School Office between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00

a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on school days. You may also

call the office to arrange an appropriate time to register.

Pre K3 * Your child must be 3 years of age by October 1.

Pre K4 * Your child must be 4 years of age by October 1.

Kindergarten and Transfer Students

�� The child must be 5 years of age by October 1 of the present year.

The key date, which controls age requirement is the date designated

by the Rockaway Borough.

At the time of registration, please present the following:

�� Immunization records for new kindergarten students

�� Birth Certificate

�� Certificates of any Sacraments the child may have received

�� Official Transfer from the school a child is leaving

�� Academic record from the school the child is leaving including

the current report card and test results. In the best interest of

your child, any special testing results should be shared with the


�� Health records from the previous school

�� Students seeking admission in grades 1-8 must present documentation

as to their grade level. The student must prove his/

her ability to function in St. Cecilia School before the admission

process is complete.

St. Cecilia School serves students in Pre K 3 and 4, and in grades K-8

of all religious, racial, ethnic and income backgrounds. For more

information on the curriculum, admission policies or registration,

contact the school office at 973-627-6003 or visit


580-St. Cecilia

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