Sunday, November 29th, 2015

BEGINNING THE ADVENT JOURNEY

 

The new liturgical year commences today with the first Sunday of Advent. In this New Year, the Church not only wishes to indicate the beginning of a period, but the beginning of a renewed commitment to the faith by all the faithful. This time of prayer and path of penance give us a renewed impetus to truly welcome the message of the One who was incarnated for us. In fact, the entire liturgy of the Advent Season, will spur us to an awakening in our Christian life and will put us in a ‘vigilant’ disposition, to wait for Our Lord Jesus who is coming:

 

 Awaken! Remember that God comes! Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today, now! The one true God, "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob", is not a God who is there in Heaven, unconcerned with us and our history, but he is the-God-who-comes.’ (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)

 

The Season of Advent is therefore a season of vigilant waiting, that prepares us to welcome the mystery of the Word Incarnate, who will give the ‘Light’ to the womb of the Virgin Mary, but essentially this time prepares us not only to welcome this great event but to incarnate it in our lives. For this reason, let us live this time of waiting not only to celebrate a historical memory but to repeat this memory in our lives and in the service of others. 

 Fr. Jinto

 

MASS INTENTIONS & DAILY READINGS

 

Rosary at 11:50 a.m.

 

Tues. December 1st: ferial

12:05 pm:  Franco Nucci +

Isaiah 11.1-10, Ps. 72.1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17, Luke 10.21-24

 

Wed. December 2nd: ferial

12:05 pm:  Mary Jane Brisbois-Pickett +

Isaiah 25.6-10a, Ps. 23.1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6, Matthew 15.29-37

 

Thurs. December 3rd: St. Francis Xavier

12:05 pm:

Isaiah 26.1-6, Ps.118.1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a, Matthew 7.21, 24-27

 

Fri. December 4th: ferial

12:05 pm:  Alfredo Presta +

Isaiah 29.17-24, Ps. 27.1.4, 13-14, Matthew 9.27-31

        

Sat. December 5th: ferial

 5:15 pm: Manuel DeLima +

Isaiah 30.19-21, 23-26, Ps. 147.1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Matthew 9.35-10.1, 5a, 6-8++

 

Readings for

Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

 

1st Reading: Baruch 5.1-9

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 126.1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5, 6

Second Reading: Philippians 1.3-6, 8-11

Gospel: Luke 3.1-6

 

Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word

For next weekend –

December 5 & 6

Eucharistic Ministers

5:15 pm – Manuel Mairena, Nick Fera

10:00 am – Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Kathleen Wilkinson, Ann Gilbride, Rosa Venalainen

 

Ministers of the Word

 5:15 pm – Sheila Brown-Vitullo, Fernando Curcione

10:00 am –  Jonathan Anacta, Laurence Mussio, Flavia Mussio

Please note: Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of the Word.  If you can not be present, please get a replacement to cover your ministry.

 

SANCTUARY LAMP

is lit this week

for the Repose of Soul of the

Eleanor Thompson

at the request of Nora Gilbride

 

 

2016 MISSALS

2016 Missals are available to be purchased at all the Masses.  The cost is $5.00.

 

 

Offertory Envelope Boxes for 2016

are available at the entrance of the church

Please call Pamela at the Parish Office during office hours if

·        You have a change in your name/address; or

·        If you name/address is incorrect; or

·        If you are a new parishioner and would like to have a box assigned

·        If you cannot find your box

 

 

FLOWERS

During the Christmas and Easter Seasons we enhance our Church with flowers, these plants are paid for with the proceeds from the Flower Envelopes which are distributed before these Feasts.  Your donations make our Worship space beautiful and welcoming.  Thank you for your continuing support.                                           

The Sacristans

 

FYI

DECEMBER MEETINGS/EVENTS

 

Scouts for Girls & Boys

Every Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm(small hall, hall & various rooms)

ChoirEvery Thursday at 7:00 pm

AA      Every Thursday 6:30 pm in the hall

 

Wednesday, December 2nd

 7 pm – Memorial Mass (church)

Saturday, December 5th

10 am – 12:30 pm 1st Reconciliation Family Day Gathering (parish hall)

2-3 pm St. Vincent de Paul (small hall)

Sunday, December 6th

11 am Youth Leadership Program ends

Tuesday, December 8th

7 pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation for children (church)

Wednesday, December 9th

7 pm – Memorial Mass (church)

Thursday, December 10th

12:45 pm – School Confessions (church)

Friday, December 11th

All day and evening St. Vincent de Paul Packing Hampers (large hall)

Saturday, December 12th

11 am – 3 pm St. Vincent de Paul (small and large hall)

Tuesday, December 15th

12:45 pm – School Mass (church)

Wednesday, December 16th

Day of Confessions

11 am – 12 noon (church)

3-8 pm(church)

Friday, Decemeber 18th

7 pm Christmas Carolling (meet in the small hall)

Sunday, December 20th

after 10 am Mass Development & Peace Coffee Sunday (large hall)

Thursday, December 24th

Parish Office closed at 12 noon

Friday, December 25th

Parish Office closed

Monday, December 28th

Parish Office closed

Thursday, December 31st

Parish Office closed at 12 noon