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29th  SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME

October , 2018

“What do you wish me to do for you?” Jesus asks a similar question in different Gospel passages, but the request of James and John is not repeated on any other occasion. “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.” They ask not for knowledge of God, not for crooked limbs to be straightened nor for the blind to see. They ask for power and authority. Jesus’ response should trouble them. “You do not know what you are asking.” “Can you drink the cup that I drink?” Jesus asks. “They said to Him, ‘We can.'” But what is Christ’s cup? Could James and John have possibly known it or understood it here at the height of Jesus’ ministry? Jesus’ cup is the cup of trial, of difficulty, of public ridicule. His final, thirsting sip occurs as He hangs on the cross. In Christ’s kingdom, drinking His cup and participating in His life are not the sharing of power the way we are accustomed. Jesus flips their paradigm. “Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.” The cup of Jesus is the cup of giving oneself. “The Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” As Christians, how easy it can be to want the acclaim of good deeds, the gratitude for volunteering, the attention for donating to the church. “It shall not be so among you.” If you are overlooked, offer thanks to God for imitating Jesus, rather than bitter complaint at someone else’s oversight. Look for opportunities to do good deeds unnoticed. This week, consider one way you can drink the cup of Jesus!

 


My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Since we added the statute of St. Anne to our parish I have had people ask me if there is a prayer to St. Anne. There are actually many but I share two with you below:
 With my heart full of the sincerest venerations, I prostrate myself before thee, O glorious Saint Anne. Thou art that creature of privilege and predilection, who by thy extraordinary virtues and holiness didst merit from God the high favor of giving life to her who is the Treasury of all graces, blessed among women, the Mother of the Word Incarnate, the most holy Virgin Mary. By virtue of so lofty a privilege, do thou deign, O most compassionate saint, to receive me into the number of thy true clients, for so I profess myself and so I desire to remain throughout my entire life. Shield me with thine effectual patronage and obtain for me from God the power to imitate those virtues wherewith thou was so plentifully adorned. Grant that I may know and weep over my sins in bitterness of heart. Obtain for me the grace of most active love for Jesus and Mary, and resolution to fulfill the duties of my state of life with faithfulness and constancy. Save me from every danger that confronts me in life, and help me at the hour of death, that so I may come in safety to paradise, there to sing with thee, O most happy mother, the praises of the Word of God made Man in the mother of thy most pure daughter, the Virgin Mary. Amen.
 Good St. Anne, you were especially favored by God to be the mother of the most holy Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Savior. By your power with your most pure daughter and with her divine Son, kindly obtain for us the grace and the favor we now seek. Please secure for us also forgiveness of our past sins, the strength to perform faithfully our daily duties and the help we need to persevere in the love of Jesus and Mary. Amen.
 May St. Anne pray for us.
God Bless you and have a wonderful week,
Fr. Michael

 SCRIPTURAL REFLECTIONS ON STEWARDSHIP
“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” If you held a mirror up to your life, would it reflect God’s love and mercy? If you are struggling with this, try changing your attitude from “I want more” to “thank you God for everything you have given me, I have enough to share”. This change in perspective will bring you joy through service to others.

 


  PLEASE  PRAY FOR THE SICK
That God will relieve their suffering and restore them to health. Please pray for: Kellie Salata, Kelly Chinchar, Jessica, Carol Mangino, Gloria, Daniel Breslin, Stanley, Marie, Bonnie, Helen raina, Joseph Marrone, Bill Marshall, Anthony, Michael, Denise Gautier, Joseph, Christine Morrison, Jessica Esopo, Jack McShera, Theresa McPeak.


CHOIR MEMBERS WANTED

Please see Marivic if you are interested in being a member of our choir. Several people have mentioned they would like to see our choir active again. Well here is your chance to make that happen!!

TRICKY TRAY FUNDRAISER

Our Tricky Tray is fast approaching on Thursday October 25th at The Graycliff Restaurant in Moonachie. Doors open at 6pm and numbers will be called promptly at 8pm. We are still collecting donations for prizes, selling tickets for the event and selling Fair Share raffle tickets in which the prizes are CASH. You do not need to be present to win the Fair Share raffle.
Tickets are available at the rectory or see Marivic after mass.
Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, October 22nd. No tickets will be sold at the door!
$45 includes a four-course sit-down dinner and a sheet of small tickets

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
8:30 Annv. Ronald Graziano by Fr. Graz
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
8:30 Lawrence J. Marshall by Mom & Dad
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018
8:30 Raymond Bailey by the Family
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018
8:30 For the People of the Parish
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
8:30 Agnes Holmes by Mr. & Mrs. Walter Eckel
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018
8:30 Virginia Pires by Alley Policastro
5:00 pm Annv. Mary & Frank Delia by the Family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018
8:00 Deceased Members of the So. Hackensack Fire Dept. by the So. Hackensack Fire Department
10:00 Rosary Society
12:00 For the People of the Parish
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
8:30 For the People of the Parish
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018
8:30 Anthony Sanzari by Velona Napotina
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
8:30 For the People of the Parish
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
8:30 Vinnie Traina by the Traina Family
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
8:30 John Warga by the Goodman Family
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018
8:30 Ollen Ray Bourgeois by Fran Bourgeois
5:00 pm Annv. Ruth & William Turk by the Turk Family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018
8:00 For the People of the Parish
10:00 Annv. Dorothy McNerney by Maryann Eckel
12:00 Carmela Mea by the Traina Family
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018
8:30 Debra Ricadela & those who have no one by JJ Hammel
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
8:30 Catherine Newell Leichtnam by the Traina Family
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
8:30 John Ronald & Mary Trivigno by Mr. & Mrs. Rudi Trivigno
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018
8:30 Dannielle Galimi by Christine & Richard Carucci
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
8:30 For the People of the Parish
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
8:30 Richard Westerfield by Trudy Witkowski & Family
5:00 pm Paul Stendardi by the Family
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018
8:00 For the People of the Parish
10:00 Sam LaDuca by Mr. & Mrs. Phil Iacono
12:00 Mr. & Mrs. James Beasley by the Grandchildren

It is the best way to ensure our parish receives the support needed for our operating expenses and ministries? eGiving through Parish Giving! We are excited to introduce “Enhanced Stewardship through Electronic Funds Transfer” for your weekly offertory. No more envelopes or last-minute check writing! Electronic giving is safe and easy for you and good stewardship for the parish. Please enroll today by visiting www.icchackensack.com. and click on the logo that is on top of the website. Increased enrollment with Parish Giving will help stabilize our parish finances. There are brochures in the pews or visit Parish Giving at www.parishgiving.org

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Tires – Engine Repair

 Our parish benefits greatly from the ads you see on the back of our bulletin. The revenue pays for its printing, which is an important means of communication for the parish. We thank the local businesses that have renewed their ads, as well as the new advertisers who have recently signed on. Please look on the last page of our bulletin each week during the coming months where we highlight a different advertiser with a special ad space as a ‘thank you’ for their support all year long. When you visit a business that advertises in our Faith Formation Program Registration Form[397] bulletin, please let them know that this is where you saw their ad.

REBUILDING TOGETHER

[Re]pairing homes

[Re]vitalizing communities

[Re]building lives.

Do you need home repairs? Are you on a fixed or low income? Rebuilding Together North Jersey (a 501 c3 nonprofit) can help for FREE! Residents of Bergen or Passaic County can apply for help in any of these ways: Visit rtnorthjersey.org.rtnjapps, call 201-447-8886, or email info@rtnorthjersey.org.