TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Sunday Scripture Meditation: Ezekiel 18:25-28; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32
We should not let modules in our lives control us. Taking our cue from Jesus, the “life in the Spirit” module is the ideal. Jesus was exalted at the right hand of God because He followed His Father in all things. Likewise, we will be exalted when we obey God’s commands and try our best to live in love. “Lord, help me to think and act like you.” Reprinted with permission of The Word Among Us, 2014
CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK
SAT…9/27 4:30pm +FRANK & +ELIZABETH KRAJCIK ~ Ann Martin & Maria Couto
SUN.. 9/28 7:30am +MARY BERDEN ~ Christina Grand and Family
9:00am +LIVING & DECEASED MEMBERS OF SLOVAK CATHOLIC SOKOLS GROUP 2
11:00am +EDWARD & +MARY JABLONSKI ~ The Silhavey Family
MON… 7:30am +FRANTISEK KOCUR ~ Mr & Mrs Milan Jass
TUES.. 7:30am +FRANK ZIZA ~ The Ziza Family
WED… 7:30am +MARY & +MICHAEL KARWIN ~ Daughter, Gertrude Balamaci
THUR .. 7:30am +CARMEN & +JOHN TRINGHESE ~ Cathy Tringhese and Children
FRI …. 7:30am INTENTION of TED BEDNARCZYK and FAMILY ~ Anna Marticek
SAT…10/4 8:00am +MARY & +HELEN SENKO ~ The Family
1:30pm WEDDING OF GAIL BEATY and CARL V. O’RAVITZ
4:30pm +JOSEPH & +MARY TKACIK ~ The Marus Family
10/5 7:30am +HELEN MEZICK ~ Son and Family
9:00am +IRENE PILIPAJTIS ~ Sisters, Marge and Dianne
11:00am +IRENE DEMOVICK ~ Michael & Stephanie Dunn
FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH – Week of 9-21-2014
Operating Costs – Weekly amount needed to meet expenses of all 5 buildings…$ 8,800.
Offertory Collections …………………………………………………………………… 4,881.
SHORTFALL ……………………………………………………………………………. $ 3,919.
Please consider an increase in your contributions to help our Parish meet its needs.
Banns of Marriage are announced for the 3rd time for Gail Beaty and Carl V. O’Ravitz
PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, DeFazio Family, Michael Erdos, Irene Koripsky, Tomas Maco, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jaclyn Rios, Ramona Rosado, Amy Smith, Mike Stifil, Gladys Trisko, Bertha Valko, Ed Zelinsky and other parishioners who may be in a hospital, convalescent home or homebound at this time.
We are looking for new ALTAR SERVERS – youths, teens and adults. Contact Mike Matis at 203-218-4933, or call the parish office at 203-375-5815.
We welcome to our 9:00am Mass this weekend, members of the Slovak Catholic Sokols, Group 2.
THE YOUTH CHOIR sings today at the 9:00a.m. Mass. We thank the choir members for their commitment to this ministry. If you like to sing and are in grades 6 through 12, please consider joining us at our next rehearsal on Wednesday, OCT. 1st, 5:15pm to 6:00pm in the Church Choir Loft. We rehearse every Wednesday and sing once a month, at a Sunday 9:00am Mass. We also sing for our Church’s annual Christmas Eve Pageant. Any questions, please call Nina at 203-394-3657.
Our Parish Nurses will be available next weekend, OCT. 4 & 5, to do blood pressure screenings after the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday as well as after each Mass on Sunday morning: 7:30, 9:00, & 11:00.
FAITH AND YOUR FAMIILY:
How to Make Sunday Holy
Sunday is the Lord’s Day, a special day, a day of celebration and of rest. But, we live in a world that operates 24/7 – what implications does our round-the-clock world have on our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being? Our Lord knows we need rest, and he has commanded us to rest. When we set aside time for God, we begin to see everything from a different perspective. Our lives no longer spin out of control, because we know in the depths of our being that God is in charge. We can let go of our worries and our own agendas. We can look forward to Sunday as a holy day because we begin to see that, ultimately, everything rests with God.
Today in our parish, we celebrate Catechetical Sunday. We honor those who share in the evangelizing and teaching mission of the Church through a special rite of commissioning and blessing. Here at Holy Name of Jesus the following Catechists and Junior Catechists were commissioned to share the faith of the Church with our families and their children.
Charles Ricco, Jr.
Sister Gloria Marie
Sister Joseph Therese
Please keep them in your prayers throughout this year.
Rel Ed Classes:
Sept 28, Students, Chap 6, Trinity ~
Oct 5, Students, Chap 7, Jesus Christ ~
Please note that our Ladies Guild will be collecting complete Rosaries from now on, since the gentleman who did the work on the broken rosaries is no longer available.
God never wearies of calling us back to Himself. His patient love for us exceeds all our willfulness and wandering, all our stubbornness and stupidity! The shortest of all psalms, psalm 117, captures vividly the promise of today’s readings.
Defending Our Religious Liberty #132
It is not only religious believers who suffer when religious liberty is trampled. The people served by religious individuals and institutions also suffer. If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the health care mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111 or U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell at 202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
Our Ladies Guild of the Mother of Jesus membership will open their 2014-2015 season on OCT. 8th with Mass at 6:30pm followed by a Buffet Dinner and business meeting in the parish hall. Menu: Cavatelli & Broccoli, Sausage & Peppers, Chicken Francaise, Roasted red potatoes, green beans, salad, bread & butter, dessert and beverages. Please call Nancy Vietri (203-685-8147) with your reservation. Cut-off date is OCT. 6th. Cost is $12.00 and payment may be made via the collection basket, and mark the envelope “Guild Opening Dinner”. New members are always welcome.
The Lord’s Kitchen: Our Parish is scheduled to provide the Wednesday meal at Christ Church, Stratford on OCT 15th. Please be generous since this is our last turn to provide a meal for this year. We are one of many Stratford churches of all religious denominations united in helping others in need. The Holy Spirit is truly present when good people help out others less fortunate than themselves. Monetary donations or gift cards should be sent to our Parish Office or placed in the collection basket during Mass. Please be sure to mark the envelope LORD’S KITCHEN. Checks should be made payable to Holy Name of Jesus Church. Volunteers please contact Armand Majewski, 203-521-5915 or Toni Majewski, 203-520-5117. Thank you for your continuing support and prayers for The Lord’s Kitchen.
St. James School CHRISTMAS FAIR, NOV. 15 at 10:00am to 4:00pm. They are accepting applications for vendors in the cafeteria only, at this time. The cost is $40 for a table. Go to the school website at stjamesstratford.org to download an application. If you have any questions please call the school office at 203-375-5994.