THE PARISH OF ST. ALOYSIUS Jersey City, NJ PARISH MISSION STATEMENT We, the people of St. Aloysius Parish, are united in one faith in Jesus Christ and His Church. We are proud to be Catholic and express this faith in the Roman Catholic tradition. As a local church, we encourage the people already here to welcome those newly arriving to become a unified and loving family of Christians. We provide for the continuing educational and formational needs of our youth and adults. In this unity of faith, we desire to evangelize, to inspire lay leadership and to nurture a sense of ownership of mission and ministries that incorporate our multi-ethnic traditions. SERVED BY: RECTORY Phone: 201-433-6365 FAX number: 201-451-6438 email address: [email protected] Website: http://www.staloysiuschurch.com RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE email address: [email protected] Website: www.stalsreled.weebly.com ST. ALOYSIUS ELEMENTARY ACADEMY 721 West Side Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306 Phone: 201-433-4270 website: www.stalselem.org THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday 1:00 pm in Church or by appointment. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM English Baptisms are held on the second Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Baptismal Instructions are held on the first Sunday of the month at 2:00 pm inside the Church. Spanish Baptisms are held on third Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Instructions are held on the 1st Sunday of the month at 11:15 am. THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Couples considering marriage are expected to make arrangements with a priest one year in advance. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (CCD CLASSES) Classes are held Sunday 8:30 am and 10:00 am. Tuesday at 3:30 PM. RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) Any adult who desires full communion with the Catholic Church through all or any of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist is asked to contact the Rectory. CARE FOR THE SICK You may request monthly visits for Eucharist by one of the priests and weekly visits by a Eucharistic Minister. Call the rectory for hospital visits or emergencies. Rev. Juancho G. De Leon, Pastor Rev. Ralph D. Siendo, Parochial Vicar Rev. Eduardo B. Bustamante, Parochial Vicar Alfredo Zapata, Deacon Sister Georgette A. Gavioli, S.S.J., Pastoral Associate and Director of Religious Education William B. Reilly, III, Finance Council Chairperson & Trustee Janet LaForge, Trustee • John Hallanan, Pastoral Council President Ms. Helen O’Connell • Ms. Michelle Bernatowicz St. Aloysius Elementary Academy Principals WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 am • 8:30 am SATURDAY 8:30 am 5:00 pm at Boyd-McGuiness 5:30 pm (Sunday Anticipated Mass) SUNDAYS: 7:30 am • 8:45 am 10:00 am (Spanish) 11:30 am • 1:00 pm New Members, Welcome! Please register as an official member of the community by completing the form below. Place it in the collection plate or mail it to the rectory. You will receive an immediate response. Thanks for choosing St. Aloysius. Name: ___________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________ Zip code: _______________ Telephone # __________________________ e-mail address: ____________________________________________________ Page Two March 1, 2015 Second Sunday of Lent From the Pastor’s Desk . . . Dear Friends, MONDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 2 Mary Sardone Dennis Mulrooney TUESDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 3 Dennis Piatkowsky Lorraine Brett WEDNESDAY: MARCH 4 7:00 A.M. Tony Mattessich 8:30 A.M. Dennis Ryan THURSDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 5 Francisco Mendoza In Thanksgiving Laurie Galvin FRIDAY: 7:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. MARCH 6 Dec. members of the LaForge family Mary Ann D’Amico SATURDAY: 8:30 A.M. 5:00 P.M. 5:30 P.M. MARCH 7 Mary Morris Sister Francis Wirth - (BOYD) Elizabeth Ray SUNDAY: 7:30 A.M. 8:45 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 1:00 P.M. MARCH 8 Lorraine Brett Dennis Mulrooney Porfirio Tejada - (SPANISH) Michael Kozachok Priscilla Reyes Sanctuary Offering March 2 - 8, 2015 The Blessed Sacrament Sanctuary Candle In Memory of Ed Roesch Given by: Dolores Megara The Blessed Mother Sanctuary Candle In Memory of Marge Rossi Given by: Ann Marie Satiro The Saints Joseph & Aloysius Sanctuary Candle In Memory of Pilar Tality Given by: Lita Urbano Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal We started the 2015 Sharing God’s Blessing Annual Appeal last February 7th & 8th. This appeal replaced the Archbishop Annual Appeal. Our goal for this year is $42,086. So far, we have received 96 pledges totaling over $12,000. Please consider making a pledge so our Parish can reach its goal. Envelopes and Brochures are available by the vestibules. You may drop your pledge envelope in the Sunday collection basket or at the parish office. Your continued support and generosity to the Sharing God’s Blessings Annual Appeal are greatly appreciated. As we continue our Lenten journey, we invite everyone to our celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Wednesdays of Lent at 7:00 pm. Lent is a special time of repentance and renewal. It is a special time for all of us to acknowledge our brokenness and our need of Jesus in our life to make us whole once again. It is a special time to hear Jesus says to us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation: “Your sins are forgiven . . . stand up and walk again.” Also as part of your Lenten devotions, we invite you to join us for our Scripture Sharing every Tuesdays of Lent at 9:00 am, Stations of the Cross on Fridays of Lent at 9:00 am in English and 7:00 pm in Spanish. Join us at these Lenten services as we continue our Lenten journey. The Transfiguration Gospel this weekend reminds us that the road to glory is the road of the cross. We must climb Mount Calvary first with Jesus, before we can climb with Him at Mount Tabor. Without the cross, there would be no resurrection. God Bless, Fr. Juancho Lenten Schedule Tuesdays: Scripture Sharing 9:00 am (CC Rm.) Wednesdays: Holy Hour and Confession 7:00 pm (Church) Fridays: English Stations of the Cross 9:00 am Spanish Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Operation Rice Bowl Calendars and rice bowls ARE AVAILABLE. These give us a lot of information about the people and places in our world that we will help with our Lenten sacrifices. There are prayers for each week and even suggestions for simple meals. We collect the Rice Bowls at our Holy Thursday Liturgy. Perpetual Mass Enrollees for February 2015 That the memories of loved ones who have died lighten the sorrow of those who mourn their passing, we pray to the Lord. Mario A. Perez + Florencio C. Morales, Jr. + Florence Doyle + Isaias Mercado + Enrico Angelo Venegas You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God who raised him from the dead. Page Three Devotions Daily before the 8:30 a.m. Mass - Rosary Wednesday, after 8:30 a.m. Mass Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Every 1st Wednesday of the month Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help 7:30 pm - Church First Friday, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass Sacred Heart Novena Every 1st Friday of the month Novena to Santo Nino, 7:30 pm - Church REMEMBER OUR SICK Please remember in your prayers the sick of our parish community and our family members and friends, especially, Christopher Carman, Gerri Platoni, Maria Ortiz, Norbert Klossner, Gino Rodriguez, Lita Legarda, Fr. Kevin Casey, Alida Lazaro, Ann Jane Coleman-Bongiovanni, Ruphina Joseph, Mary Pollock, Joseph Green, Lori Manigbas, Karen Lovelace, Florence Kuck, John Bernatowicz, Maria Ortiz, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Please pray for those who have gone to their eternal reward: Pilar Tality + Nadia Ortega + Paceza Blanco May they rest in the peace of the risen Lord. Amen. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 2015 English Baptismal Schedule NO BAPTISM DURING LENT Baptismal Instruction: Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm - Church Baptismal Ceremony: Saturday, April 11th at 12 noon ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Archdiocese of Newark A Catholic Men’s Conference Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Seton Hall University in South Orange. The day begins at 8:00 am and ends around 4:00 pm. Ticket: $25. For registration, please visit our website at www.rcanmenscommission.org ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Holy Name Society THIS WEEK AT ST. AL’S Monday, March 2 Tuesday, March 3 Scripture Sharing 9:00 am (CC Rm.) Rel. Ed. Program 3:30 - 4:30 pm (School) Wednesday, March 4 Spanish Legion of Mary 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mtg. Rm. basement) Spanish Charismatic Renewal 6:00 - 9:00 pm (CC Rm.) Spanish Music Ministry 6:30 pm (Msgr. Kelly Rm.) Zumba Class 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Duffy Hall) Holy Hour and Confession 7:00 pm (Church) Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7:30 pm English Music Ministry 7:30 pm (Music Rm.) Thursday, March 5 Haitian Prayer Group 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Duffy Hall) Friday, March 6 English Stations of the Cross after the 8:30 am Mass Novena to Santo Nino 7:30 pm Spanish Stations of the Cross 8:15 pm Line Dancing 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Duffy Hall) Saturday, March 7 Quilters Grp. Mtg. 9:00 am - 12 noon (CC Rm.) Spanish Legion of Mary 9:00 - 11:45 am (Msgr. Kelly Rm.) Spanish Music Ministry 10:00 am - 12 noon (Music Rm.) English Legion of Mary 3:00 - 4:00 pm (CC Rm.) Sunday, March 8 Rel. Ed. Program 8:30 - 11:30 am (School & Cafeteria) R.C.I.A. 10:00am –11:00am (CC Rm.) Holy Name Society 10:00 am - 11:30 am Health Care Professional Mtg. 12 noon (Duffy Hall) Religious Education Corner Please remember that classes begin 8:30 am & 10:00 am on Sundays & 3:30 pm on Tuesdays. It is important to be on time. Please remember to go to the website when there is snow or ice alerts. stalsreled.weebly.com Sunday, March 8th at 10:00 am in the Duffy Hall FOR A POWERFUL LENT Presentation and discussion on some ideas of Fr. James Martin, SJ on Clues for Finding God’s Will in Your Life” Led by Jim Boland. All are welcome!!!! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ St. Aloysius Parish Bus Trip on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015 to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA Bus departs at 6:45 am sharp in front of the Rectory. Bus fare: $45 (includes drivers gratuity) seat assigned upon payment. Reservation deadline: March 29, 2015. Please bring your own lunch. Light snacks, soda and a bottled water will be provided. For more information, please call Virginia Sipin at 973-760-8484 CONFIRMATION We will have our next meeting for candidates and parents on Sunday, March 22 at 11:30am. Remember to keep this season holy by prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation A meeting will be held for the parents of children celebrating these sacraments. You may choose either 8:30am or 10:00am on Sunday, April 19th in the school cafeteria. Please be present and on time. This meeting also includes the parents of older children who are being baptized at the Easter Vigil in April. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Calling all Healthcare Professionals; please join us to a Community Health Ministry meeting on Sunday, March 8th, 12 noon at the Duffy Hall. Page Four Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma DEL ESCRITORIO DEL PASTOR...... Si no tuvo la oportunidad de hacer la promesa el domingo pasado, los sobres y folletos de la promesa se encuentran en la parte de atrás de la iglesia. Necesitamos la participación y el apoyo de todos ustedes para alcanzar el objetivo de nuestra parroquia que es $42.086. Si superamos nuestro objetivo, recibiremos una cantidad de la Arquidiócesis de Newark. Esta se podría utilizar para apoyar a muchos de nuestros ministerios en la parroquia, así como para la escuela y para el mantenimiento apropiado de nuestros edificios. Por favor considere apoyar su promesa. Puede dejar los sobres de su promesa en la colecta del domingo o en la oficina de la parroquia. Su continuo apoyo y generosidad a la Promesa Anual de Compartir las Bendiciones de Dios son muy apreciadas. Dios les Bendiga, Padre Juancho ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bautismos en Español No bautismos en marzo Instrucción Bautismal, domingo, 05 de abril a las 11:15am (Iglesia) Ceremonia Bautismal, sábado, 18 de abril a las 12:00m ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: Dn 9:4b-10; Sal 79 (78):8, 9, 11, 13; Lc 6:36-38 Martes: Is 1:10, 16-20; Sal 50 (49):8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12 Miércoles: Jer 18:18-20; Sal 31 (30):5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28 Jueves: Jer 17:5-10; Sal 1:1-4, 6; Lc 16:19-31 Viernes: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Sal 105 (104):16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 Sábado: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 9-12; Lc 15:1-3,11-32 Domingo: Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Sal 19 (18):8-11; 1 Cor 1:22 - 25; Jn 2:13-25 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE Cuando Jesús se transfiguró sobre la cima de un monte, Pedro, reconociendo que algo sagrado ocurría en ese lugar, quiso construir tres chozas. Como si buscara hacer un santuario, un lugar santo, donde Dios se manifestara de manera particular. El santuario puede ser el lugar entero o sólo parte de un edificio. En nuestras iglesias, el santuario es el presbiterio donde se encuentra el altar mayor, donde son consagrados el pan y el vino. iglesias antiguas como las Basílicas romanas tienen un segundo santuario que es la capilla donde se reserva el Santísimo Sacramento en el tabernáculo o sa grario. Los santuarios más importantes de la cristiandad se encuentran en Palestina. Europa tiene varios santuarios como la tumba de Santiago en Compostela, España. Algunos santuarios famosos de América son los de Guadalupe (México), Teresa de los Andes (Chile), Señor de los Milagros (Perú), Cristo Negro de Esquipulas (Guatemala), Montserrat (Colombia) y el de la Divina Misericordia (Chicago). Todo santuario es un lugar donde se une el recuerdo y la vivencia contemporánea de la fe, son lugares donde la Iglesia institucional y la religión popular conviven y se enriquecen mutuamente. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Page Five STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE My Family, My Parish, My Responsibility February 22nd Sunday’s Collection: $ 5,994 Returned envelopes 340 Last year’s collection: $8,471 Thank you for your continued support & generosity!!! Mass Loose In Envelopes Total # of Envelopes 5:00 pm Boyd & 7:30 pm 45 254 299 21 5:30 pm 65 1,559 1,624 60 8:45 am 45 800 845 53 10:00 am (Spanish) 118 593 711 60 11:30 am 265 894 1,159 74 1:00 pm 136 1,220 1,356 72 Our Special Collection for the month of March Peter Pence Please support Pope Francis’s work through the Peter Pence Collection. Through this gift, you join in solidarity with him as a witness of charity. To learn more about the Peter’s Pence Collection, please visit www.vatican.va and search “Peter Pence.” Envelopes are available by the Sts. Joseph and Aloysius altar, and you may drop it by the collection box. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ St. Aloysius Elementary Academy News Corner The St. Aloysius Elem. Academy family would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for their generosity to our Academy. On Friday, February 13th, the Knights presented the Academy with a new American flag and a state flag of New Jersey. We are proudly displaying these flags on our front hallway. We would like to also thank Mr. Jim Boland and Mr. Michael Greenwood, members of the Knights, for taking time out of their busy day to represent the Knights in the presentation of the flags. Thank you!!! 2015 Calendar Raffle Winners February 15 Matthew Palacio ……….. $25 February 16 Betty Escarez ……….. $25 February 17 Abigail Martinez ……….. $50 February 18 Brian Foye ……….. $25 February 19 Ingrid Rosario ……….. $25 February 20 Aery Kim ……….. $25 February 21 Darrell Jenkins ……….. $25 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ St. Aloysius Grocery Card Sale Please consider purchasing grocery cards. We have Pathmark and Shoprite cards in stock. Please call Lourdes at the Rectory for more question or for more information. Let your grocery shopping generate money for the parish, at no additional cost to you.
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