"Her first presentation to God, made by the hands of her parents and by her own devotion, was then an offering most acceptable in his sight. Let our consecration of ourselves to God be made under her patronage, and assisted by her powerful intercession and the union of her merits."-ewtn
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SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 22/23
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm J. Brown B. Walling
7:30 am J. Morena E. Dorian
9:00 am D. Missalidis N. Miller
10:30 am A. Stipak R. Farrell
12:00 nn M. Lundy N. Krebs
5:00 pm ______ M. Giglio
“Never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity!”-Pope Francis, Apostolic Journey to Rio De Janeiro
Mission & Identity: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
The belief that those who are directly affected by unjust systems and structures have the best insight into knowing how to change them is central to CCHD. CCHD works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. CCHD offers a hand up, not a hand out.
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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.
Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.
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Brothers and sisters:
Let us give thanks to the Father,
who has made you fit to share
in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.
He delivered us from the power of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Thank You for helping us break the cycle of poverty for a lifetime.
THANKSGIVING AFTER MASS
Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation.
May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions.
May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses,
bodily and spiritual.
May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You. And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord,
AMEN-THE PRAYER OF SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS/EWTN
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29/30
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTORS
5:00 pm B. Warren F. Warren
7:30 am R.Padavano G. Roeder
9:00 am N. Carey J.Iaquinto
10:30 am C.Quinn R. Palmer
12:00 nn T. Urato J. Navilio
Brothers and sisters:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God always on your account
for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus,
that in him you were enriched in every way,
with all discourse and all knowledge,
as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift
as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He will keep you firm to the end,
irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God is faithful,
and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.-Reading 2 1 Cor 1:3-9,usccb.org
In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life And Vocations, usccb.org © 2014, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Logo courtesy of National Religious Vocation Conference. Used with permission.
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World AIDS Day is recognized every year on December 1. It is a day when the entire community recognizes the impact of HIV and AIDS and its effects on the global family. World AIDS Day is also a day when the world joins hands and hearts to address the pain, the stigma, and the great loss of so many lives. World AIDS Day is a time for us as Black Catholics to unite with the international community in addressing AIDS. It is a time for us to witness, by words and action, the compassion of Jesus as we pray as a people of faith and hope for the healing of HIV and AIDS.-usccb.org
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Responsorial Psalm ps 27:1, 4, 13-14
R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation. One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek: To dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD and contemplate his temple.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation. I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD. R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.-usccb.org
Responsorial Psalm ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
R/ (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. I will hear what God proclaims; the LORD—for he proclaims peace to his people. Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him, glory dwelling in our land.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation. The LORD himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase. Justice shall walk before him, and prepare the way of his steps.
R/ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.-usccb.org
In Memory Of A Loved One
...one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through
all and in all-
" Mary embraces God's will and freely chooses to cooperate with God's grace, thereby fulfilling a crucial role in God's plan of salvation. Throughout the centuries, the Church has turned to the Blessed Virgin in order to come closer to Christ. Many forms of piety toward the Mother of God developed that help bring us closer to her Son. In these devotions to Mary, "while the Mother is honored, the Son, through whom all things have their being and in whom it has pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell, is rightly known, loved and glorified and . . . all His commands are observed." The Church honors her as the Mother of God, looks to her as a model of perfect discipleship, and asks for her prayers to God on our behalf."-usccb.org
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mary
Prayer on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Holy & Feast Days for 2014
All Sundays~Holy day of Obligation
The following is a list of the dates of the Holy Days of Obligation in the United States for 2014
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED IN THE PARISH, PLEASE DO. WE CANNOT ISSUE SPONSOR CERTIFICATES FOR BAPTISM
CONFIRMATION, UNLESS YOU ARE REGISTERED IN OUR PARISH. REGISTRATION CARDS MAY BE FOUND IN THE REAR OF THE CHURCH OR AT THE PARISH OFFICE. THANK YOU.
1. Birth Certificate.
2. Parents must take a Baptism preparation class.
3. The Sponsors (God Parents) must be Catholic, 14 years of age or older, have received their confirmation, and if they are married they must be married in the Catholic Church. They also have to bring a sponsor certificate. (A letter from the sponsor’s parish stating that they are a practicing Catholic and able to be a sponsor for Confirmation.)
4. If the parents are not registered in our parish they also need to get a letter from their pastor giving us permission to baptize their child.
5. Children who are 7 years of age or older must register in Religious Education classes before receiving their sacraments.
We need for all these requirements to be met before we baptize your child.
Please call us (845) 294-5328 to register for your baptism preparation class.
November 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm Rectory Meeting Room
December 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm Rectory Meeting Room
YOU MUST CALL AHEAD TO REGISTER AT THE PARISH OFFICE---845-294-5328
Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit-John 3:5,usccb.org
English: November 22, 2014 @ 12nn
December 7, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 14, 2014 @ 3:00pm
December 27, 2014 @ 12nn
Spanish: December 20, 2014 @ 12nn
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord, Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Grant we beseech Thee, O Lord God,
that we, Thy servants, may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body: and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal gladness. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.-ewtn
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Brothers and sisters: Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances. Test everything; retain what is good. Refrain from every kind of evil.
May the God of peace make you perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will also accomplish it.-usccb.org
"The Retirement Fund for Religious (RFR) is the annual appeal coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO). Originally known as the Tri-Conference Retirement Office, the NRRO was established in 1986 and is sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops." - Please CLICK HERE for more information...
May God Bless you for your generosity. The retired religious will remember you in their prayers. Collection at St. Johns Church on December 14, 2014
Brothers and sisters: To him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages but now manifested through the prophetic writings and, according to the command of the eternal God, made known to all nations to bring about the obedience of faith, to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ be glory forever and ever. Amen.-usccb.org
Reading 1 is 52:7-10 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, “Your God is King!”
Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry, together they shout for joy, for they see directly, before their eyes, the LORD restoring Zion. Break out together in song, O ruins of Jerusalem! For the LORD comforts his people, he redeems Jerusalem. The LORD has bared his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God.-usccb.org
Reading 1 1 jn 2:18-21 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. Thus we know this is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really of our number; if they had been, they would have remained with us. Their desertion shows that none of them was of our number. But you have the anointing that comes from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I write to you not because you do not know the truth but because you do, and because every lie is alien to the truth.-usscb.org