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  • Roman Catholic Church Saint Joseph

    PPHOTOS OF OUR NEW

    RETREAT HOUSE—p. 2

    CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

    —p. 3

    PASTOR: Msgr. David C. Hubba

    PAROCHIAL VICARS: Rev. Roy Regaspi

    Rev. Anthony Di Stefano

    DEACON: GeorgeMontalvo

    PASTOR EMERITUS:

    Rev. George M. Reilly

    MASS SCHEDULE

    Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday 7:30am, 9 am,

    10:30 am, 12 noon

    DAILY Weekdays 7:00 am

    & 8:30 am Saturday 8:30 am

    HOLY DAYS as announced

    Miraculous Medal Novena

    Monday, 7:00 pm in Mary’s Chapel

    Eucharistic Adoration First Wed. of Month

    9 am—5 pm in Mary’s Chapel

    SACRAMENTS

    Confession: Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Baptism Contact the Parish Office

    Marriage Arrangements should be made

    with a priest at least one year in advance.

    Homebound/Hospital Call Parish Office

    Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA Contact Parish Office

    PARISH REGISTRATION Contact Parish Office

    Office Location Phone Email/Fax Website

    Parish Office 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-0148 office@sjcnj.org Fax #: 201-261-0369

    sjcnj.org

    Religious Education 105 Harrison St., New Milford 201-261-1144 religioused@sjcnj.org sjcnjre.org

    Saint Joseph School

    the greenhouse PreK

    305 Elm St., Oradell 201-261-2388 office@sjsusa.org sjsusa.org

    December 16, 2018 Oradell/New Milford, NJ

    Office Hours: (Parish) Mon-Fri.: 9 am - 5 pm; (Rel. Ed.) Mon.-Thurs: 10 am-4 pm (Also by appointment.)

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    SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ

    PHOTOS BY ELLEN SOLINAS

    PARISHIONERS TOUR OUR NEW PARISH “RETREAT HOUSE”

    Fr. Anthony blessed each room as parishioners gathered for prayer and fellowship.

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    THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 16, 2018

    Christ our King is coming

    the Lamb whom John proclaimed.

    Make straight his way.

    SAINT JOSEPH/ST. PETER COMMUNAL ADVENT

    PENANCE SERVICE —DECEMBER 17

    AT ST. PETER THE APOSTLE CHURCH

    This year’s Advent Penance Service for both Saint Joseph and St. Peter the Apostle Parishes will be held on Monday, December 17 at 7:30 pm at St. Peter the Apostle Church located at 445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661. The clergy of both parishes will be available to hear confessions.

    “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word

    was God.”

    JOHN 1:1

    FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

    Some years ago the Passionist priest Alfred Wilson wrote a splendid book on the Sacrament of Penance that has helped many Catholics. He entitled it Pardon and Peace

    after its chief benefits for those who take advantage of it. The book addressed itself to sincere believers in easily graspable terms and offered them plain, realistic advice. After admitting that confessing our sins is far from the average person’s preferred tasks, he wrote that

    It is a pity that we need the confessional; if we were sinless we should not need it; but we are not sinless and therefore we do need it. Because our bodies get sick, we need hospitals. Because our souls get sick, we need the confessional.

    Continuing with the comparison of the sacrament to sensible care of our health, Father Wilson said:

    No one goes to the doctor or the dentist for fun, unless he is mad. No one goes to Confession for fun. From the nature of the case, confession cannot be easy. The result, not the process, of confession is consoling.

    It is important for us to be aware that those who keep away from the confessional are forgetting a most needed gift of God. Father Wilson points out that

    Catholics do not enjoy Confession—heaven preserve us from those who do!—but they prefer it, humiliating as it is, to endless, dulling soul-ache and progressive demoralization of character and personality.

    Above all, we should regard Confession as what it truly is: a beautiful way of getting closer to the Lord. With all the care a good priest should have, Father Wilson urges us:

    Approach the Sacrament in a spirit of tranquility and boundless trust. You are … going … to your Divine Friend of Friends, Who only asks you to lay bare your wounds that He may heal them. … He is overjoyed that you are coming to Him—you must believe that.

    This Monday evening at 7:30 we will have our Advent Penance service (see above opposite). This year’s will take place at St. Peter’s in River Edge. After a short prayer service, the priests of both our parishes will be available to hear your confessions, and so help you prepare to celebrate a joyous Christmas.

    Msgr. David Hubba

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    SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH ORADELL/NEW MILFORD, NJ

    SHARE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

    All Giving Tree Gifts need to be returned by this weekend December 15-16 so that the families will receive them in time for Christmas.

    You may drop them off at the Rectory/Parish Office (105 Harrison Street, New Milford).

    CHRISTMAS ALTAR FLOWERS You are invited to make a donation—in memory of a loved one or for a special intention—toward the cost of decorating

    our worship spaces for the Christmas season. Please use the “Flower Envelope” that you received in the mail. (Extra envelopes are available in the parish office.) Please PRINT clearly on the envelope your intention, your name and phone number. Donation is $10 per name/family and payable to “Saint Joseph Church.” Your envelope can be put in the collection basket.

    WE CAN REALLY USE YOUR HELP! TO DECORATE OUR CHURCH

    FOR CHRISTMAS—DECEMBER 23 Join us on Sunday, December 23 at 2:00 pm to help us decorate Saint Joseph Church for the Christmas season. Everyone is welcome. If you can help, please email Tom Moran at tmoran61@gmail.com to let us know you will be there.

    “THE INCARNATION: THE MYSTERY OF LIFE IN THE WOMB”

    —AN ADVENT REFLECTION BY FR. GIUSEPPE MARIA SINISCALCHI

    —DECEMBER 20 AT SAINT JOSEPH

    7:30 pm—Exposition of the Blessed sacrament Music/Talk/Confessions 9:00 pm —Benediction

    Fr. Giuseppe is the fourth of five children of immigrant Italian parents. He graduated from Boston College Law School and practiced law for nine years before joining the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in 2002. He graduated from St. Joseph Seminary summa cum laude and was ordained to the priesthood in 2011. He is currently the local superior at St. Mary of the Assumption Friary in Newburgh, NY where he works with the poor and gives retreats.

    ARE YOU HOMEBOUND? WOULD YOU LIKE

    TO RECEIVE COMMUNION? OR HAVE A VISIT FROM A PRIEST?

    If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to have a visit from a priest and/or receive Communion, please call the Rectory/ Parish Office at 201-261-0148 and ask to speak to Fr. Anthony.

    ARE YOU A LITURGICAL MINISTER ABLE TO BRING COMMUNION

    TO THE HOMEBOUND? Please call the Rectory/Parish Office and let us know if you already are or would like to be part of this beautiful ministry.

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

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    Saturday 5:00 pm

    Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am UC 10:30 am MC 12:00 pm

    Monday 7:00 am 8:30 am

    Tuesday 7:00 am 8:30 am

    Wednesday 7:00 am 8:30 am

    Thursday 7:00 am 8:30 am

    Friday 7:00 am 8:30 am

    Saturday 8:30 am 5:00 pm

    Sunday 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am UC 10:30 am MC 12:00 pm

    STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God,” (Phillippians 1:9-10)

    St. Paul reminds us that our God is an abundant God, the ultimate giver of gifts. He promises to give us all that we need. When we trust that God will take care of us, it is easier for us to share what we have been given.

    PRAYER REQUESTS Let us remember all those who are ill:

    Billy Wallace, Carmen Jimenez, Baby Casey Risola, Tom Burke, Paulie Resinger, Barbara Piersa

    Let us remember all those who have recently died: Ray Potter, Jordan Baesa,

    The Most Rev. Frank Rodimer (Bishop Emeritus of Paterson)

    Let us remember those serving in the military.

    BREAD & WINE INTENTIONS The bread & wine

    for the week of December 16, 2018

    is offered in loving memory of

    Ed Maron as requested by the

    Maron Family.

    THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~ DECEMBER 16, 2018

    SUNDAY COLLECTIONS Dec. 9, 2018 Dec.10, 2018 Basket $8,145 $7,571 Electronic Giving $3,766* $4,175 Total Sunday Collection $11,9

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