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Sharing Gods Blessings Annual Appeal
This year's Appeal, Sharing God's Blessings is a perfect opportunity for us to reflect on Gods generosity to us and to share the blessings we have been given in those around us. This year, our Parish goal is $49,692.00. This year's Annual Appeal will continue to support the many good works at the ministries throughout the Archdiocese. We are often reminded by our Holy Father Pope Francis and sacred scripture that in order to love one another we must share the blessings which God has provided to us, We are called to similarly share what is granted to us by God and return it to Him so that not one of our brothers and sisters goes without; without the gifts of faith, without the essential human needs, and without a personal relationship with Our Lord. The Annual Appeal provides the poor with food, shelter and clothing; makes religious education, spiritual guidance and CYO programs available for the young; insures the future leadership of the Church with seminarian education and training; and most important, brings Christ's Good News to the people of the Archdiocese. Thousands of people in the four counties served by the Archdiocese of Newark are assisted each year through various programs and ministries funded by the Appeal. Our Parish also benefits by receiving a rebate from the appeal if we exceed our goal. Please be sure to watch this year's Annual Appeal video online at www.rcan.org/sharing to see firsthand the impact that YOUR gift makes. To learn more about the ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark, please visit www.rcan.org/sharing or Facebook at 'Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark or tweet at @NwkArchdiocese! Appeal brochures are available in the pews and in the back of the Church. Thank you for your generosity!
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RCIA Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic or completing the Sacraments? RCIA classes began on Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00pm. Please contact Kristen Gawlik in the Parish Center or email [email protected] for more information.
Weekly Mass Schedule Weekday Masses are held in the
Parish Center Chapel
Saturday, March 25 5:30 PM Manuel Insua Sunday, March 26 7:30 AM The Deceased Members of the
Andriola Family 9:00 AM Araceli Cabral in Thanksgiving 10:30 AM William Lyman 12:00 PM Ann Plechy Monday, March 27 7:30 AM Abayon Martinez 12:10 PM Frieda Byrne Tuesday, March 28 7:30 AM Angelo Fanara 12:10 PM David Casiello Wednesday, March 29 7:30 AM Allen Cleirbaut 12:10 PM Anthony and Genevieve
Blaskewicz Thursday, March 30 7:30 AM Paul Wirth 12:10 PM Saverio Brulato Friday, March 31 7:30 AM Mary Urso 12:10 PM Patricia Ianeci Saturday, April 1 5:30 PM Rose Merrell Sunday, April 2 7:30 AM Rosa Lam 9:00 AM Members of the Rosary Society 10:30 AM Edith and Joseph Stamerra 12:00 PM The Palmieri, Marino and
Weekly Mass Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, all weekday Masses will be held in the Parish Center Chapel
Saturday, March 5:30 PM Sunday, March 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM Monday, March 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Tuesday, March 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Wednesday, March 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Thursday, March 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Friday, March 7:30 AM 12:10 PM Saturday, March 5:30 PM Sunday, March 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
Holy Father's Prayer Intention We pray that all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Attention: Parishioners Celebrating a 5th, 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary
Please come to or call the Parish Center to register for a special Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph Tobin in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Mass for those celebrating a 5th or 25th Anniversary will be at 3 PM on April 30th, 2017. Registration is due April 14th. The Mass for those celebrating a 50th Anniversary will be at 3 PM on May 7th, 2017. Registration is due April 21.
Bone Marrow Drive Anne Rotonda, a lifelong Nutley resident, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in October 2013. Three years ago this past January, the Nutley Board of Commissioners held a bone marrow drive at the Nutley Health Department which, although was successful in terms of turn out, unfortunately did not produce a match for Anne. Luckily her body went into remission after weeks of chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant was not necessary. Anne has recently been re-diagnosed with AML, and the need for a bone marrow match/donation is once again a priority. The Nutley Board of Commissioners is once again working with the national donation registry, Be the Match Foundation in an effort to find a potential donor for Anne. A Bone Marrow Drive has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at the Department of Public Affairs, 149 Chestnut Street, Nutley. Appointments will be taken between the hours of 2:30pm and 8:00pm. Walk-ins will not be turned away, but we do suggest calling the Nutley Health Department at 973-284-4976 to secure a spot. Anne has been the Director of the Nutley Special Young Adults (SYA) Organization for 38 years and has dedicated her entire life to the well-being of countless special need adults who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. Anne provides love, support and a place for every young adult to go that comes through her doors. The Board of Commissioners is hoping that residents will come out in support of one of our communitys true Township Treasures Miss Anne Rotonda.
Hosts for each Mass have been donated by the Rosary Society
Chapel Lamp donated in Honor of Frieda Byrne
Altar Wine donated in Honor of The People of the Parish
by St. Marys Knights of Columbus
St. Patrick and St. Joseph Feast Day Celebrations
THANK YOU to all who contributed to our annual Novena to the Good St. Joseph and the feast day celebrations for St. Patrick and St. Joseph. Thanks to all our bakers for the delicious Irish soda breads and desserts. Thanks to our hospitality crew who gave their time to set up, serve, and clean up. A special thanks to our priests, guest preachers, and music ministry for this time apart for quiet reflection. Thanks to our parishioners for their support and prayers.
During Lent, we are called to pray, fast and give alms, so that we may prepare our hearts to receive full the joy of Easter.
Operation Rice Bowl is a great way to work on all three of those parts of Lent! If you or your family decides to give up those stops at McDonald's you could use that to benefit others too. The fasting (or skipping) that fast food run will save you money and you could put those savings into the Operation Rice Bowl box. Now of course you still need to eat, but maybe instead of a quick meal, everyone helps to make dinner. When you sit down to eat, try praying together to thank God and to pray for those who are in need. If you did that once a week for the 6 weeks of Lent, just think of how much different your Lent will be! You will grow closer as a family, pray together, and help others ($20 per meal for a family x 6 weeks = $120). The money raised through Operation Rice Bowl will go to feed the hungry in the US and around the world. Now that is a life changing Lent! Operation Rice Bowl boxes were given to all of our students on Sunday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 7. For more information, please go to the Religious Education website - www.stmarysnutleyccd.blogspot.com
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A SEASON OF MERCY: Lent Events at Saint Marys The Light of Gods Mercy
THURSDAYS March 30th, & April 6th. 7:00 to 8:00pm.
A meditative hour of light music in the Church. Private Reconciliation will be available.
Stations of the Cross/Divine Mercy Novena
FRIDAYS Stations/Divine Mercy Novena. March 31st, & April 6th.
Mercy Reconciliation Service
Tuesday, April 11th, in Church at 7:00pm. Make peace with yourself, your neighbor and God!
Divine Mercy Triduum!
The Divine Mercy Novena on Thursday April 20th & Friday April 21st at 7:00pm in Church. Saturday April 22nd during the 5:30pm Mass and culminating on Divine Mercy Sunday April 23rd
with a 3:00pm Mass in the Church followed by a celebratory feast in Monsignor Walsh Hall!
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St. Mary's 140th Anniversary Gala Thursday, May 4, 2017
Valley Regency, Clifton $85/person Invitations to follow
Religious Education Schedule Sunday Session Tuesday Session Confirmation Class Schedule March 26 March 28 March 30 April 2 April 4 April 6 Penance Service April 9 - No Class April 11- No Class April 20 April 16 - No Class April 18 No Class May 11 April 23 April 25 April 30
St. Marys Healing Mass and Luncheon
Saturday, April 22
12:00 Noon Mass in Church Reception immediately following in the School Gym
All members of St. Marys parish in need
of physical or emotional healing are invited to attend our Mass.
We are also in need of volunteers to assist us with this event.
usher guests to their seats in the church assist guests in wheelchairs bake desserts go food shopping donate water and juice serve the guests set up for the luncheon, break down and clean up afterwards
If you are able to help us in any way, please sign-up on the sheet in the church vestibule or call the Parish Center at 973-235-1100
St. Mary's Rosary Society's Communion Breakfast will be on Sunday, May 7, 2017 following
the 9:00 A. M. Mass. More information to follow.
FAMILY BINGO NIGHT sponsored by
The Nutley Irish Relay for Life
Saturday, April 1st at 7PM St. Marys Monsignor Walsh