11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Please come and join us!
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
ATTENTION PARENTS: IMPORTANT
June 17, 2012
It’s Time to Register for
Religious Education & School
Religious Education – Grades 1-8
Registration forms for the 2012/2013 Religious Education
Program year have been mailed out for returning families. It is
important that we receive them back in a timely manner to
purchase supplies and secure enough catechists for the coming
Intentions for the Week of June 17th
Sanctuary Lamp & Altar Candles
Altar Bread & Altar Wine
Denise M. Mongeau
Masses for the Week
Monday, June 18
at Merry Heart NH
Tuesday, June 19
Wednesday, June 20
Thursday, June 21
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24
Dr. Peter Cassella
Intentions for Christopher
John Mendelsohn Sr.
Sarah & Otto Waegelein
New families to the parish or program (1st grade student or
older) may contact the Religious Education office by phone
973 584 9444; email [email protected] or stopping by
for information and a new family packet.
The Religious Education office will be open throughout the
summer months. Please check the parish website (religious
education link) for the summer hours.
Catechists Needed: We are looking for parishioners who are
willing to share their faith with the children of the parish. We
are currently in need of a variety of grades level catechists and
aides on Tuesdays 4:30pm and 6:30pm and Wednesday at
4:30pm; other volunteer opportunities are also available. Call
or email Cathy McGuire, DRE at [email protected] for
8 Grade Registration for Class of 2014 - Graduating 8th
Grade students that have attended a Parochial School or all 8
years of CCD Religious Education Classes are eligible to
register for the Confirmation program. An informational letter
and registration form has recently been mailed to parents.
Additional registration forms are available at the parish office.
If you have any questions call the parish office 973-584-8271.
Intentions for the Week of June 24th
Sanctuary Lamp & Altar Candles
Altar Bread & Altar Wine
St. Therese School Contracts
GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVING
Tithing Income Last Week:
Income Same Week Last Year:
From the Pastor: “Every financial contribution made to our
church, small or large, is truly appreciated. We are blessed
by your generosity and I’m sure God will bless you for sharing
part of your treasure to support our parish.”
From the Pews: “When I was driving down the road the other
day I noticed a lot of people going to the McDonald’s. We
know enough to feed ourselves when we are hungry, but we
are so afraid to give God some of that money to feed people
who are REALLY hungry and who don’t even know what a
McDonald’s Big Mac looks like. That’s what tithing is all
Did you Lose a Very Special Piece of
Jewelry at the Carnival??
Please call the rectory and describe the piece, we would be
very happy to return it to you!
Parents – Contracts have gone out for Re-Registration at St.
Therese School. If you did not receive one, please contact our
Tuition Coordinator, Mrs. Pauline Redavid at the Parish
Office, Tuesday – Thursday, 973-584-8271 or by email to
Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The entire St. Therese Church Family is invited to come and
celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on
Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm. We will celebrate Holy
Eucharist (Mass) followed by praying the Rosary and the
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Refreshments and
fellowship will follow in the All Purpose Room.
Please come and join us! Bring friends and neighbors!
Volunteer Grant Writer Needed
St. Therese School is looking for a volunteer grant writer to
secure external philanthropic support through foundation and
government funding through the grant process working with
faculty and administrators for Educational\Green grants.
Please contact Vince Esterly: 973-583-6583
A very special THANK YOU to the following Parish Carnival sponsors.
Please thank them the next time you visit them:
Health Care Center
St. Therese Environment Committee
Century 21 Joe Tekula Realtors
A Friend of St. Therese
St. Therese Religious Ed Catechists
Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home
Sarinelli & Associates
Eloquent Studios & Photography
State Farm Insurance-Joe Ciraulo
Such is Life
The Calabrese Family Walmart
STARKO Electric Services
Rory O’Moore Pipe & Drums School
Consolidated Fire Protection
The Roxbury Township Mayor &
George Policastro & High Grade
John Miller-Miller Diesel & Towing
Able Security Locksmiths
Flowers by MaryAnn
Raymond Tighe, DMD
Benks Land Services
A Friend of St. Therese
Gulick & Sons-Mulch Services
St. Therese Senior Luncheon
St. Therese Pastoral Staff
A Friend of St. Therese
Fagan Plumbing & Heating
Fania Roofing Co.
Tuttle Funeral Home
St. Therese Prayer Shawl Ministry
Hearth & Home
Edward Dunne-Morris Sussex
In the Spirit Gifts
ION U Investigations
J Bartley Martinez
James A Burke Electrical Contractor
John J Toohey-Realtor
St. Therese Liturgy Committee
Wronko and Wronko
Leber Lakeside Funeral Home
Michael Riesz & Co.
Lovas, Akselrod & Joseph
PJ Auto Body
Roxbury Auto Wreckers
Santana’s Styling Salon
St. Therese Evangelization Team
Roxbury Township Fire Company
ABC Service Co-Rob Morris
Cliff’s Ice Cream
Kevin McArdle & Tropical Storm
B& G Foods
Phil Minneci & Dennis Gede IBEW
Roxbury Twp Public Works &
North Jersey Street Rod Association
Morris County SLAP (Sheriff’s Labor
Please donate your gently used shoes to help Kids in Kenya.
Joe Vidal, a parishioner, a Boy Scout from Troop 54, a graduate from St. Therese
School, and a junior at Morris Catholic, is coordinating a donation of shoes to
send to St. Cecelia's, our sister parish in Kenya, for his Eagle Scout Project.
These shoes would improve the health of the children by preventing diseases and
infections that can be contracted through bare feet. If you have shoes that you do
not have a use for, the children of St. Cecelia's certainly will.
Sneakers and dress shoes would be most helpful but all shoe donations will be
accepted. ALL SIZES are welcome.
There will be a box in the atrium for the next 2 weekends: June 23/24th and June 30th/July 1st.
You can also drop the shoes off during the week in the box in the all purpose room.
Monetary donations would also be appreciated to help defray the cost of shipping.
If you have any questions you can contact Joe Vidal at 973-294-2022 or [email protected]
SENIOR PROM LUNCHEON
A very special Thank You to
all who volunteered their
time and expertise to make
the Senior Luncheon the
great success it was on June
1, 2012. Without your efforts
and teamwork, this event
would not be possible.
Kerri Ann Mulligan (Chairperson)
Barbara Dziedzic (Co-Chair)
Sophie Manley & Pam Kmetz (Tickets)
Special Thanks to Lisa Hirshfeld for use of the school gym
Paul Arce (Custodian)
Robin Porter, John Hayowyk & Grace Schmiedhauser (Music)
Anna & Helen Bartek (Cooks)
Eva DiCostanzo & Therese Guida, Kitchen Crew & Servers
Prize Runners, & Setup / CleanUp Crews
A BIG Thank you to all the local businesses who so generously
made donations as well as those who made private donations.
We look forward to the 2nd Annual Senior Prom next year –
see you then!
THE TRAVEL CLUB MEETING
The Travel Club is happy to present Sandals/Beaches at our
Wednesday, July 11th meeting. For brides this is a great time
to find out all about Sandals for your honeymoon, where love
is all you need!!! It's an experience unto itself!!! Want to
celebrate an anniversary or just have a wonderful vacation?
No better place!!! And for families there is BEACHES - fun
for all ages. Mark your calendar and don't miss this event.
Reservations, please! Contact Pat Howlett 973-895-9150 or
email me at [email protected]
Also we are happy to present a trip to Washington, DC for
10/5-10/8, 2012 for $390 per person based on double
occupancy - singles add $120. Must have names and deposits
by July 15, 2012. So call soon.
Looking for a great way to spend a
little quality time with your child,
grandchild, niece or nephew?
Become a Catechist; Share your faith with the children of St.
Therese’s Parish family.
Are you willing to commit 3 hours (1 ½ class time 1 ½
prep time) a week to the children of the parish?
Training and Grade Level Support is provided
No more than 12 students to a class in grades 1 – 5 and 15
students in grades 6 - 8
For more information please
contact Cathy McGuire at our
Religious Education office
973-584-9444 or by email to:
CAN YOU HELP??
We are in Need of More Ushers!!
We would like to be able to have at least 4-6 ushers scheduled
for each mass on the weekends – Sunday morning and
Saturday night. Can you help us? Men & Women are
welcome – anyone from High School age and up! Please
contact Rich Serpa, head usher, at 973-601-7206.
PARISH PANTRY SUNDAY
SUMMER is coming, please don’t forget those still in need
while you are enjoying your vacation. The pantry is especially
in need of the following items:
Baby Products – Diapers, Wipes & Baby Food
Paper Towels, Facial Tissues, Toilet Tissues
Soaps & Lotions
Shampoo & Conditioner
Canned Vegetables – peas & carrots, red beets,
yams, potatoes, sauerkraut
Tomatoes & Paste
Broth – chicken, beef
Rice (in small packages)
Stove top stuffing
Rice (in small packages)
Cake mixes & toppings
Coffee & Tea
Peanut butter & Jelly
Crackers & Cookies
Next Sunday, June 24th, will be Parish Pantry Sunday. Our
Pantry serves Roxbury Township’s Social Services
Department. Please bring any food or personal hygiene items
to the atrium before mass. Thank you!
2013 MASS BOOK
and Memorial Intentions
We will open the 2013 Mass Book on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
The mass stipend is $10.00. Additional Memorial Intentions,
as listed below, are also available for both 2012 & 2013 for a
$25 donation. You can arrange for acknowledgements of your
beloved ones for the entire week following for:
- The Sanctuary Lamp & Altar Candles
- The Bread & Wine used in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
You may arrange for your mass and/or memorial intentions by
coming into the parish office on or after July 10th between the
hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Thursday.
You may also mail your intentions to the rectory. The stipend
must accompany all requests.
YOUNG MEN AGES 15-25?
NOT SURE WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO BE?
QUO VADIS DAYS RETREAT - 8-11 AUGUST 2012
The Diocese of Paterson will have a Quo Vadis Discernment
Retreat at the Sacred Heart Spirituality Center in Newton, NJ
from 8-11 August 2012. Vocations in life will be discussed
and reflected upon. Seminarians, newly ordained priests and
professionals from various parishes will engage in small group
discussions, communal prayer and devotions as well as great
outdoor activities. Please sign up as soon as you can to take
advantage of attending this retreat. For those searching for
what God is calling them to do in life, you will be glad that
you did! For more info, please call the vocations office at:
973-777-8818 EXT 711
SAVE THE DATE: BLOOD DRIVE
SAVE THE DATE: K of C Council 6320 is sponsoring a
blood drive (whole blood and red blood cells) on Sunday,
August 5th, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, in the St Therese
School auditorium. The blood drive will be supervised by the
Blood Center of New Jersey. Sign-ups will take place after all
the masses on July 28th/29th in the Atrium. The blood drive is
open to anyone who is at least 17 years of age and weighs at
least 120 pounds. Walk-ins are welcomed. For further details,
ANGELS STILL NEEDED
Are you in a position to help a young
boy or girl continue his or her Catholic
Education? Economic hardships are
placing several students in jeopardy of
having to leave our school. You can
be the “wings” to lift them up in these
troubled times. If you can help, make
your contributions payable to St.
Therese School and send them to the
rectory labeled “Angel Tuition Fund”
but please make checks payable to St.
Therese. Thank you!
MASS at St. Therese
every Monday – Friday
at 7am and 12:05pm
Career Transition Team
St. Therese Career Transition Team provides assistance to the
counseling/coaching on a one-on-one by request basis. If you
would like assistance with resume writing, networking
techniques, preparing for an interview, interviewing
techniques, identifying significant accomplishment to include
on resume, etc., contact: Mary Ann Dudak 973-927-8979 or
[email protected] or John Butler 973-584-6605 or
St. Therese BINGO
In the School Auditorium
Sundays at 6: 45pm
Mondays at 7:15pm
Refreshments are available for purchase
Come join us for a night of fun & prizes!
Children’s Liturgy – Grades 4-8
Registration for our Children's Liturgy Program is now open!
Our program will be running from October 2012 to March
2013. Current students just need to email me (if you haven't
already done so!) of your intention to return to the program.
Any child interested in signing up for the first time can go on
our Parish website and print out a form or feel free to contact
me directly. Our program is also in need of adult volunteers!
We need a 4th grade Faith Friend and several adults to help set
up the altar before Mass on Sundays. Both positions are very
simple yet rewarding! All that is necessary is that you are
Protecting God's Children certified. Any questions, email
Catherine @ [email protected] or call 973-2529322.
Especially for: Robert Kuper, Eileen Redfern, Dorothy Hall, Carol
Lauch, Eric Rotella, Brian Piper, Owen Smith, Dorothy DeTogni,
Clifford Giampietro, Chris Rozyla, Robbie Rozyla, Rev. Robert
Hooper, Joshua Schriegg, Joey Johnson, Anna Gambino, Yvonne
Maida, Lori Cagnoni, Cheryl Devine, Vivienne Alfieri, Virgilita
Gonzales, Samuel Ventura, Baby Juliana, Steve Miranda, Jenn
Hegarty, Sara Smethy, Cheryl Knop, Darlene & Robert Pino, Marge
Materna, Catherine Kimatu, Monica Kimatu, Rev. James Smith,
Anne Cousineau, Erin Rowe, Lois Varhaul, Eva DiCostanzo.
GUIDELINES FOR NAMES LISTED HERE: For privacy reasons, all
names must be submitted by immediate family members only. We will place
names on our Prayer of the Faithful Announcement from the pulpit for 3
weeks; afterward the name will be listed in our bulletin. Twice annually
(January & July 1st) Fr. Marc will clear the list. If you wish to have a person
relisted either list, simply call the parish office.
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
DIOCESE OF PATERSON
Diocese of Paterson seeks a Superintendent of Schools to lead
our 35 elementary and 3 diocesan high schools in the vital
mission of Catholic school education. Applicant must be a
practicing Catholic and faithful to the Church's teaching. Also,
hold a graduate degree in education/administration and at
least six years of school leadership experience. A detailed job
description and necessary application info is available from
[email protected] Deadline for application is June
30, 2012. Please keep this search in your prayers. Thank you.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS
Smoke Free games start on Sunday at 6:45PM and on
Monday at 7:15PM in the school auditorium. Join us!
ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY: Second Monday of
each month August.-May. Mass at 7pm, Rosary after Communion, meeting
follows in the All Purpose Room. Call Donna Gorman at 973-584-6896.
ST. THERESE ADULT SINGLES: Third Monday of each month, 7:30pm in the
All Purpose Room. Open to all singles, widowed, divorced, separated, male
& female. Call Pat Bilancia 584-2209.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: First and Third Tuesday of each month at
7:00PM at the Seasons Glen Clubhouse in Mt. Arlington. Open to everyone.
Call KerriAnn Mulligan at 973-479-0845 or by email to
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Every Wednesday 7:30am – 7:30pm.
Immediately after the 7:00am mass until Benediction in the Prayer Room. All
welcome to stop by anytime; to become a scheduled adorer call Lucy Balko
EVENING PRAYER & BENEDICATION: Every Wednesday evening in the
Church Sanctuary. 7:00 – 7:45pm. All welcome.
ST. THERESE PRAYER GROUP: Every Wednesday evening, Rosary and
Novena after Evening Prayer 7:45pm in the Church. Open to everyone.
Call Lucy Balko at 862-219-5794.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: First and Third Wednesday of each month at
8:00PM at the KofC Hall in Netcong. Call Bob Barbalaci, GK at 973- 3476805 or by email to [email protected]
PRO LIFE COMMITTEE: Second Thursday of each month Sept. – May. 7pm
recitation of the Rosary at the Tabernacle followed by meeting at 7:30pm.
Call Liz Smith at 973-584-5531 or by email to [email protected]
SPANISH PRAYER GROUP/UN GRUPO DE ORACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL:
Every Thursday evening, 5pm – 6pm in the Prayer Room. Call Yolanda at
Throughout the year, Jesus' Real Presence is celebrated for 12
hours, from 7:30am to 7:30pm at the Adoration
Room/Children's Prayer Room at St. Therese, through
exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and culminating with
Evening Prayer and Benediction. Come and be blessed! Stay
for an hour or even a few minutes. You'll be glad you came!
Evening Prayer & Benediction
7:00pm – 7:45pm in the church. You’re invited for Evening
Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours (also known as Vespers)
and Benediction. We will provide an easy to follow “script”.
St. Michael Parish,
Vacation Bible School
For children who are entering gr. K-5
July 30th - August 3rd
Join us for
~ Where Everything is Possible With God! ~
ONGOING COLLECTIONS BOXES in the CHURCH FOYER
Used cell phones, inkjet/laser cartridges, laptops,
video games and any other small electronics (but
please no printers!) to benefit St. Therese School.
Box Tops for Education (found on many
grocery items) to also support St. Therese
Used Eyeglasses - the Knights of Columbus are
Registration forms available by calling the Contact us if
you would like more information: Linda Vasquez (201213-8741)
[email protected]) or the Religious Ed office
Please return the forms by June 10 as spots are
Ministers of Holy
PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that you find a substitute if you cannot serve at Liturgy!
J. Butler & J. Wolf
Cookers Note: aluminum pans are available for
use in the closet in the All Purpose Room
Servers: Succasunna United Methodist
Cookers: Succasunna United Methodist