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  • Saint Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC Church


    Schedule of Masses Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 12:05pm

    Saturdays: 5:00pm Sundays: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:00pm

    Misa en Espanol todos los Domingos a las 2:30pm

    Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays: 4:00pm-4:30pm or by appointment

    DECEMBER 11, 2016

  • Our Parish Family is Served By

    Weekly Mass Intentions

    Father ST Sutton 973-383-1985 - [email protected]

    Father Alexander Londono, Migrant Ministry Fr. [email protected]

    Father Edward Davey, Pastor Emeritus

    Deacons Gerald Hanifan, Alfred Kucinski and Thomas Zayac

    Deborah Henegan Director of Faith Formation (Grades 1-8)

    973-383-8413 - [email protected] Linda Gorski

    Director of Faith Formation (Confirmation) 973-383-8413 - [email protected]

    Kelly Dachisen, Director of Music Ministry [email protected]

    Anne Lundgren, Office Manager 973-383-1985 - [email protected]

    Karen Glowatski, Office Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]

    Sharon Eltzholtz, Bulletin Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]

    Robert Lasser, Finance Administrator

    TRUSTEES OF THE PARISH Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek

    and Gerard Woodring.

    Saturday 12/10 5:00pm William Gorey Joseph & Pauline Pompilio

    Sunday December 11th

    Third Sunday of Advent





    James Michael Kettle John & Mary Ellen Finlay

    Nicholas Marino Herman & Margaret Lanterman

    Francis & Stella Covel Kathleen Wood

    Intentions of Father ST Major Edwin Rodriguez

    Monday 12/12 12:05pm Father William Lawless

    Tuesday 12/13 12:05pm Robert Metivier

    Wednesday 12/14

    12:05pm +Joseph Cardinal Bernadin

    Thursday 12/15 12:05pm Randall Coates

    Friday 12/16 12:05pm Father William C. Hatcher

    Saturday 12/17 5:00pm James Corcoran Fred Manak Sr.

    Sunday December 18th

    Fourth Sunday of Advent



    11:30am 6:00pm

    Danny & Tommy Vetrano Rosie Woodring

    Charlie Lundgren Susan Allanson

    Francis & Stella Covel Carol Merrill

    Intentions of Baby Christopher Guardiscione

    Third Sunday of Advent - December 11, 2016

    The Sanctuary Lamp which burns

    near the tabernacle, is the reminder of our

    Lord’s presence in the Most Holy Eucharist,

    burns in loving memory of:

    And the hosts and wine, which will become

    the Holy Body and Precious Blood of our

    Lord, were given in loving memory of:

    May they be resting in the joy

    of God’s heavenly kingdom!


    Santa’s visit to Newton

    The Don Bosco Columbiettes

    #7784 will hold a Bake Sale and

    Christmas Gift Shop with a

    special visit from Santa and

    Mrs . Claus on Sunday,

    December 11th from 10:00am-

    2:00pm in Saint Joseph

    Community Center. Come and

    visit Santa, take a photo (bring your own

    camera), receive a gift, and shop in our bakery and

    Christmas Gift Shop. The cost is FREE! The monies

    collected from the sales will be used to help subsidize

    “Saint Joseph Youth Mission trip

    with “CHWC” (Catholic Heart Work Camp).”

    mailto:[email protected]

  • Please remember in your prayers

    the following members of our parish family who are sick and are in need

    of the Lord’s healing presence:

    Aaron Armstrong, Mackenzie Brannan, Ron Byers, Fred Bender, Geraldine Bender, Mary Benziger, Irene Bitsko,

    Peggy Bopp, Harry Cridland, Jennifer DiNardo, Ted Eis, Pat Fitzpatrick, Ann Flowers, Mary Gregory, David Hesson, Ed Huff, Susan Kadar, Jessica Kirby, Kerri Knight, Lorraine

    Kraft, Peter Mahler, James Maitilasso, Linda Marucci, Betty Mastrelli, Karen Morrison, Greg Orvetz, Karen Orvetz,

    Michael Palumbo, Marie Pantaleo, Pedro Rodriquez, Elizabeth Roberts, Domenick A, Ruggeiro, Sr., Michael Ryan, Eleanore Shaffer, Gloria Steets, Carole Sudol, Carol Strand,

    John Tiger, Kathy VanBruinisse, Gerri VanRiper, Cathy Veluta,

    Elizabeth Wilburn and Rita & Tom Zimich.

    Monday, December 12 4:05pm Faith Formation (School) 6:50pm Faith Formation (School) Tuesday, December 13 4:05pm Faith Formation (School) Wednesday, December 14 6:00pm R.C.I.A. (Parish Center) Thursday, December 15 1:00pm Legion of Mary (Parish Center) Sunday, December 18 Hospitality after 9:30 Mass 2:30 Spanish Dinner (Community Center) 6:30pm Scouts (Parish Center)

    This week’s events

    December 18, 2016 The Prophet Isaiah 7:10-14

    Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans 1:1-7 The Gospel of Saint Matthew 1:18-24

    Weekend readings

    20 th

    Anniversary Thanks

    “Oremus pro invicem”


    December 4th Collection $8,020 Online Giving $531

    Retired Religious $,5965 Total: $14,516

    Attendance: 856

    Please remember that our parish weekly collection goal is $10,000/week.

    Thank you for your exceptional generosity to the Retired Religious Second Collection!

    Please accept my sincere and heartfelt thanks to all those who help prepare, setup, take down, cleanup and for the many parishioners and friends that came to offer me their congratulations and prayers on the 20th Anniversary of my priestly ordination. I was truly inspired by your presence, your exceptional kind words, your generosity and your warm reception. I am as committed today as I was 20 years ago to “Working harder to work together to make a difference.” With your prayers and cooperation we can continue to do great things. Thank you again for your kindness and prayers!

    Saint paul abbey

    Wonderful words ...

    The Benedictine Abbey of Saint Paul, on Route 206 (one mile south of Newton), has thousands of Christmas Trees ready to choose and cut 7 days a week from November 25th to December 23rd

    from 9:00am to 4:00pm

    They also have the Abbey Gift Shop with many items that make ideal Christmas gifts, including books, statues, jewelry and much more.

  • WHAT ARE “O ANTIPHONS?” First we have to understand what “antiphons” are. The word “antiphon” comes from the Greek which historically have been used by Christians as responses to psalms or hymns (in Gregorian Chant they are almost always used in response to psalms by the congregation where the faithful have the “opposite voice” as the choir or cantor).

    The “O Antiphons (also known as the great O’s) are anti- phons that are used before The Magnificat (also called the “Song of Mary” or the “Canticle of Mary” which comes directly from Saint Luke’s Gospel 1:46-55). This Marian hymn is prayed each evening in the Liturgy of the Hours or the “Office” which each priest is obliged to pray for the Church and faithful. Specifically, the “O Antiphons” are used at Vespers (Evening Prayer) during the last seven days of Advent (usually from December 17th until the 23rd). They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days in the Roman Catholic Mass.

    They derive their name from the title from each antiphon which begins with the interjection "O." Each antiphon is a Name of Christ (in Latin) taken from one of His qualities which are mentioned in Holy Scripture. They are:

    The Roman Church has been singing the "O Antiphons” since the eighth century. They are a great theology that uses the Bible’s imagery which comes from the Old Testament’s hope for a Messiah in order to proclaim the coming Christ (as the fulfillment of Old and New Testaments). The repetition of the word "Come!" expresses the longing of all people for their Messiah to finally come and rescue them.

    The importance of “O Antiphons is that each one high- lights a title for the Messiah as well as referring to Isaiah’s prophecy about the coming of the Messiah.

    December 17: (O Sapientia) O Wisdom of our God Most High, guiding creation with power and love: come to teach us the path of knowledge!

    Isaiah’s prophecy: That The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him: a spirit of Wisdom and of Understanding, a spirit of Counsel and of Strength, a spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord (awe), and His delight shall be the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2-3), and Wonderful is His counsel and great is His wisdom. (Isaiah 28:29).

    December 18: (O Adonai) O Lord, Leader of the House of Israel, giver of the Law to Moses on Sinai: come to rescue us with your mighty power!

    Isaiah’s prophecy: He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the lands afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips he shall slay the wicked. Justice shall be the band around His waist, and faithfulness a belt upon His hips. (11:4-5); and Indeed the Lord will be there with us, majestic; yes the Lord our judge, the Lord our lawgiver, the Lord our king, He it is who will save us. (33:22).

    December 19: (O Radix Jesse) O Root of Jesse’