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St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish - John Patrick Publishing Company
St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish
Roman Catholic Church
AN OASIS OF FAITH AT THE GATEWAY TO THE SHORE
“All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to lukewarm Catholics.” St. PiusX
1421 New Road, Northfield, New Jersey
Parish Office:
609-646-5611
Parish Office Fax:
609-484-8345
Religious Education Office:
609-484-0249
www.stgiannanorthfieldnj.org * [email protected]
Bulletin Announcements: [email protected]
St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Served by:
Rev. Anthony J. Manuppella, KHS, Pastor
Rev. Michael J. Goyette, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Armando R. Montoya, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Anthony I. Cataudo, Retired
Mr. George Del Rossi, Permanent Deacon
Mr. Luis Correa, Permanent Deacon
Rev. Michael J. Goyette, Religious Education Director
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Evening: 4:30PM
Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM (English),
1:00PM (Spanish)
PLEASE REGISTER WITH THE PARISH
Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00AM
(Spanish), Monday-Saturday 8:30AM (English)
7:00PM Friday (Spanish)
Holy Days: Refer to bulletin for schedules
A) SO WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE
B) SO IF YOU EVER NEED A LETTER, CERTIFICATE, ETC.,
YOU’RE ON RECORD
C) SO YOU CAN BE ON OUR MAILING LIST
D) MOST IMPORTANTLY , SO WE CAN SERVE YOU!
HOLY HOUR
1st Wednesday of the Month, 7:30PM
BAPTISMAL CLASSES
MIRACULOUS MEDAL NOVENA
Wednesdays 7:30PM
TRIDIUM TO ST. GIANNA
April 26, 27 & 28, 2017
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
English: Saturday 3:30-4:15PM
Spanish: Friday 6:00-6:45PM.
Contact the parish office for any other time
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 609-484-0249
Grades 1-6, Monday 4:00-5:30PM
Sacramental Program-Junior High School Level
Monday 6:30-8:00PM
3rd Tuesday of the Month
7:30PM- Rectory Basement
NEXT CLASS: NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Please call the Parish office to register
FORTY HOURS DEVOTION
Anticipation for our Forty Hours Devotion
October 23, 24, 25, 2016
“Let us, therefore, love God because God first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
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atholics show by their actions that it is the purpose of the Forty
Hours to publicly worship the most important Person connected
with their existence and Who is none other than Jesus Christ, the Son of
God! This much we take for granted. But, I often ask myself, what our
Blessed Lord thinks of the Forty Hours Devotion? Christ Our Lord is in
heaven. He sits at the right hand of God Almighty. From heaven He will
look down upon our Parishioners. There are Parishioners who will make
the Forty Hours. The little children brought to Church so devoutly by
their parents. The altar servers making sure they are present for all their
special assignments for Masses and Holy Hours. Then moms and dads
who will try to come a little earlier from work so that after a long day
they can get to Church for evening Masses.
What does our Lord think about us who will make this devotion in His honor? I believe that our
Blessed Lord will be greatly pleased with us. His Sacred Heart beats with joy. Does not a father
love to see his children? Does he not love to see his children gather to honor him? By that he judges
that they are really his good children –that their hearts are in the right place and that they love him
and show their love inwardly as well as outwardly.
I firmly believe our Lord will very much be pleased with those of us who will make the Forty Hours
because we have His word. Where two or three are gathered in My Name, I will be in their midst.
If He says that about two or three, how much more pleased will He be when He sees a huge number of people in our Church. How truly He will be pleased with us— “For where there are two or three
gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).
We know it to be an experience of life that when a person is happy, when he or she is pleased, one
becomes more generous. For instance, take our parents. When do children ask them favors? Do
they ask them for favors when they are cross or angry? No, but when they are pleased and happy.
Our Lord is pleased and happy with us during our Forty Hours Devotion. Being pleased with us,
He will be extremely generous with us. “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little
ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward” (Matthew 10:42).
We are giving God during our Forty Hours Devotion not only a cup of water, but all our love, all
our service, all our adoration and worship. In return God will bless us, will reward us, will be generous with His grace. Here is a practical thought. If there were anything that I desired very particularly from God, some favor or some grace, I would ask Him for it during the Forty Hours because I
would be sure that during this Holy time He would grant it.
I, Father Goyette, Father Montoya and Deacons George and Luis, urge you to make the Forty Hours
to make use of this time of grace to use every devotion for the benefit of your soul. Why do we exhort you so insistently that you make the Forty Hours Devotion? Because this may be the last Forty
Hours that you are privileged to attend. Who of us knows whether he or she will live to attend another one? God only knows and the matter rests in His Divine Hand. What assurance have we that
the chance will be ours to make the Forty Hours next year?
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Anticipation for our Forty Hours Devotion, continuation
here is one thing during the Forty Hours which is immensely pleasing to Our Lord and that is
to make frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament during the time of the Forty Hours. We will
have clip boards available to sign up. But you can come over and beyond the time you will sign up
for. How pleasing these visits must be to our Eucharistic Lord! They are pleasing because you
come yourself, voluntarily, of your own accord. These friendly visits are times taken out by you for
a personal visit to Christ Jesus. This hour of your visit is something unofficial and intimate and informal. It is a chance to hold a conversation with Our Lord; to tell Him your wants, worries, anxieties; your joys, happiness and consolations. You can place your
problems and your burdens at the feet of Our Lord and Master.
Perhaps you need courage to face a certain situation, strength
to overcome a temptation. Have you a favor to ask for? Is some
danger threatening the peace and bliss of your domestic life? Is
some loved one ill? Grasp the chance offered to you by the Forty Hours Devotion.
Our Parish was formed years ago by the sacrifice and generosity of generations of devout Catholics. The founders of our Parish are dead. Now, we must make the generous sacrifice to
keep our Parish vibrant and active. You are the Parishioners of
today.
An interesting question, “Who is the oldest Parishioner of our Parish?” This question is discussed
often with animation and leads to interesting conclusions. But, I would like to answer the question
and tell you “the oldest Parishioner of our Parish is Christ Jesus Himself.” Of course, He is! In fact,
I’m going back in history and say that Christ was the first parishioner in the Catholic Church. Was
not the stable of Bethlehem the first Catholic Church? Was it not Christ’s presence there that made
that humble stable the first Church on earth?
Your forbearers in faith built this Church urged on by their faith and zeal. But, this building became a Catholic Church only when the first Mass was said in it and Christ descended to the altar
and Jesus’ Real and True Presence remained in the tabernacle. Without the Blessed Sacrament, our
Church would merely be a hall, a meeting place, a place of assemblage akin to the Protestant
Church edifices. At the Reformation, the Protestants rejected the Real Presence of Christ and so
converted the temple of God into a mere auditorium.
Christ was the first on the altar of our church when it was built. His coming down from heaven on
that first day made this building a Catholic Church. After all these years, He is STILL HERE and if
this church stands another century, Christ in the Blessed Sacrament will be here. Christ is the oldest
Parishioner of any Parish and Sacred Scripture gives us the reason, “My delight is to be with the children of men” (Proverbs 8:31).
It is my earnest and daily prayer that every single one of our Parishioners will strive to make the
Forty Hours Devotion. After we have made the Forty Hours there certainly should be some change
in us. The fruits of the Forty Hours are there - better Catholic men and women, better fathers, better
mothers, better children - all holier, greater love, greater faith. Our Forty Hours Devotion should be
a preparation for eternity.
Jesus Christ, Our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament, help us to make a good Forty Hours Devotion.
“Let us, therefore, love God because God first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
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Regarding Marriage...
Couples planning to marry at St. Gianna are
expected to contact the priest to arrange a
date and time first. Second, they must attend
the Pre-Cana Conferences as mandated by
the Most Reverend Bishop. The period of
preparation for marriage is a minimum of six
months to ensure completion of all arrangements before the wedding date. No Exceptions.
Regarding Funerals...
The proper form of Church burial for a baptized Catholic is the Mass of Christian Burial, not a service at the funeral home. Please
remind your famiy members. Funeral Masses are scheduled at 10:00AM.
Doors Open at 8:30AM
Parish Hall (Behind the church)
$1,000 in prize money
Instant winners
Progressive Jack-Pots
Also, coffee, bagels, donuts and lots of fun.
Come and join us!
Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist
640 E. Main Street, Birdsboro PA 19508
Retreat November 11-13, 2016
The Retreat is offered by Sr. Joan
Noreen, Co-Founder of OLME and
EWTN host of Eucharistic Journey, and
is held at the Ave Maria Retreat
House at the Shrine of Our Lady of
Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA. For
more information please contact 610582-3333 or [email protected]
LOOKING AHEAD…
FORTY HOURS DEVOTION
FR. ANTHONY J. MANUPPELLA, Preacher
LET’S TOGETHER PRAY
FOR OUR FAMILIES!
Sunday, October 23, 2016
3:00PM Anointing of the Sick Mass
4:00-10:00PM Exposition of the Most Blessed
Sacrament
7:00-8:00PM Confessions
10:00PM Night Prayers
Monday, October 24, 2016
8:00AM Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 10:00PM, interrupted only by the
7:00PM Mass.
7:00PM Mass for Vocations and Investiture
of the Knights of the Altar and Adorers
of the Precious Blood
10:00PM Night Prayer
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
8:00AM Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament until 7:00PM
7:00PM Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving & Procession with the Most Blessed Sacrament
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riests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are
readily available to bring Communion to the homes of the sick on a
schedule agreeable to the sick person. If you or someone that you
know is a shut-in and would like to
receive the Sacraments, please let us know by contacting the Parish office.
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The Anointing of the Sick and the Forty Hours
Sunday, October 23, 2016
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n Sunday, October 23rd, we will open our Parish celebration of “Forty Hours” i.e., Solemn
Exposition of the
Most Blessed Sacrament.
We,
the
Priests of St. Gianna
Beretta Molla Parish, invite you to be
a part of these three
very special days.
They are days filled
with
spiritual
growth for you and
your loved ones.
We will begin with
our celebration on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00 PM
with the Sacrament of the Sick. The Sacrament of
the Anointing of the Sick is, as the words of St.
James make clear, for the sick! It is no longer considered Last Rites. This sacrament is for anyone who is
sick, i.e., chronic sickness and also for anyone over
the age of 65. In the Sacrament of the Sick, the
Church extends the healing
hand of Christ to the sick. It is
an encounter with Christ the
Healer, Christ the Divine Physician. The woman in the Gospel
was eager to touch only the
Lord’s cloak. “If I touch even
His garment,” she thought, “I
shall be made well.” The sick
person today “touches” Him
and experiences His power
through the Sacramental Anointing. This Sacrament
is NOT for people who are dead. It is for anyone
who is ill. Won’t you join us and welcome Christ
into your life in this unique way? What more beautiful way to begin our “Forty Hours” than by recognizing Jesus, the Bread of Life, reserved in the Most
Blessed Sacrament for our adoration and for the
sick. The Anointing of the Sick will be administered during a special Mass so that you will not
have to attend two Masses on Sunday, October 23.
Saturday, October 8
8:30AM
Joseph Hoover r/b The Callio Family
4:30PM
Ida Martirone r/b Mario & Angie Martirone
Sunday, October 9
8:00AM
Gary Masington r/b George Schilling & Patti
Reale
9:30AM
Frank Stewart r/b Mario & Angie Martirone
11:00AM Stanley Carney r/b John P. Carney
In Thanksgiving to St. Theresa r/b Maria
Raimond
1:00 PM Carlos E. Diaz r/b The Wardo Family
Monday, October 10
7:00AM
8:30AM
Mass in Spanish
Michael & Rose McGilley r/b Charles &
Rosemary O’Dowd
Tuesday, October 11
7:00AM
8:30AM
Mass in Spanish
Albert & Dorothy DeMeo r/b Estate
Wednesday, October 12
8:30AM
Eileen Bardowski r/b Ken & Nancy Norton
Carl L. Cardile r/b Fred & Betty Walker
Charles Doyle r/b Roseann Hundertmark
In Thanksgiving to Blessed Mother r/b
Joanne Gabriel
Thursday, October 13
7:00AM
8:30AM
Mass in Spanish
Mickey, Peggy & John r/b Charles &
Rosemary O’Dowd
Friday, October 14
8:30AM
7:00PM
Dorothy DeMeo r/b Estate
Mass in Spanish
Saturday, October 15
8:30AM
4:30PM
Tina Arch r/b Charles & Carol Giamberardino
Raymond Giannini r/b Wife & Children
Sunday, October 16
8:30AM
Rev. Richard Lodge r/b Estate
9:30AM
Ann DeMeo r/b Estate
11:00AM Victor Vergulti r/b Teresa Vergulti
Grayce McConville r/b Richard & Jane
DiCicco
James Stecker r/b Frank & Pat Coady
Frank Nugent r/b Joe & Monica Flynn
1:00 PM Carlos E. Diaz r/b The Wardo Family
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hank you to everyone who has contributed in any way in helping prepare the
Atrium for our Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program. Because of
your generous sharing of time, talent, and gifts the children have a beautiful space
where they are able to work and pray each week. You truly have supplied our every
need. It has been amazing to witness God’s work in each of you. Our classes began on
September 26 and we are already witnessing the fruits of our labor. Please keep our program in your prayers. Be assured that the children will be thanking God for each of you as we pray together in the Atrium. We
hope to have an open house in the spring when all will be invited to tour the Atrium. Thank you!!
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DON’T JUST GO TO CHURCH,
BE THE CHURCH
A
WORLD MISSION COLLECTION
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016
t Baptism, each of us is given the responsibility to be a missionary, to share our
faith and to be active participants in the
Church’s mission to all people. On the weekend of October 15-16, all the parishes of the
Diocese of Camden will be asked to participate
in the Annual World Mission Collection. The
missionary work of the Church depends on
each one of us. Let’s unite ourselves with the
love of Christ in supporting this important appeal. The World Mission Collection will be taken as a Second Collection next weekend.
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he Knights of Columbus of Linwood, Northfield, and Somers Point will proudly host a
Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 8, 2016
from 4:30-8:00 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
Hall. Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance or $10
at the door, $5 for kids (under 18). Ticket includes
spaghetti, home-made meatballs, Caesar salad,
rolls, dessert & beverages. There will be live music, a 50/50, and door prize raffle. For more information please call 926-5596.
BEER vs WINE
Friday, November 18, 2016, Atlantic City Country Club
$55 Per Person (Advance tickets are required)
Includes 5 fabulous courses, paired with award
winning wines and craft beers. A Chinese auction
with great prizes. For tickets or more information
please call Paul (576-6812) or Gerry (470-0256).
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he Sodality of St. Gianna Parish welcomes all infants into
the Church and prays for all expectant mothers who request
prayers for their babies who are
soon to be born. All pregnant
women are welcome to call Connie Canesi (609)6650199 for further information. At this time we ask
prayers for the following expectant mothers: Erin
Rodgesis and Brynn Hundertmark.
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Gift Card Program
here is a very easy way
to help Catholic School
Education financially and it
does not cost you one cent.
You can do so by purchasing ShopRite gift cards
from us before you shop. Gift cards can be purchased in the Gathering Area of the church after the
8:00 & 9:30 a.m. masses on Sundays. Your continued
support for St. Vincent DePaul Regional School is
greatly appreciated
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ou now have the opportunity to donate Altar
flowers for a special intention or in memory of
a loved one. Your flowers will decorate the sanctuary for the week and the name of the person being
remembered and the donor's name will be posted in
the Sunday bulletin. Price is $75 for 2 large flower
arrangements. Please call the Parish office to make
the necessary arrangements.
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Stewardship Reflection
onetary gifts to God teach us patience and
prudence. We learn how to control our inordinate wishing for many things that we buy. This
discipline of our will makes it easier for us to live
God’s law. Stewardship is to care, to have concern,
and to give thanks by giving of what has been given
to us.
Stewardship of Treasure
Collection Report
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he Parish is profoundly grateful to the parishioners and visitors for their faithful and generous support. In building up God’s kingdom here in
our Parish. Last weekend collection amounted to
$9,736.
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pecial thanks to all who supported last weekend Pro-Life collection. A total of $1,411 was
collected during the weekend Masses. We thank you
in the name of all who are assisted by your gift.
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Hillary Clinton has expressed support for abortion rights, funding Planned Parenthood, and reconsidering the 1973 Helms Amendment, which
prohibits the use of foreign assistance funds for
abortion.
Donald Trump is opposed to abortion except in
cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother's life.
Jill Stein is pro-abortion rights and opposed Texas House Bill 2, which required doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges at a facility within 30 miles of where an
abortion is performed, among other restrictions.
Gary Johnson has expressed support for abortion
rights and called Texas House Bill 2 "an affront to
women's rights."
Thank You!!
e are sincerely thankful to you for your cooperation in using contribution envelopes
each Sunday. It shows not only good example but
helps us in our system of running your parish since
donations are recorded by envelope number. GOD
BLESS YOU FOR IT!!
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OVERVIEW OF CANDIDATE POSITIONS
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t’s usually easy to pray for our own children.
Their needs are so apparent to us. Since October is
Respect Life month, pray today, now, this moment,
not only for your own children, but for all children
in the world, both born and unborn; for all lives that
are threatened or suffering.
ur Parish community extends its deepest condolences to the family and
friends of Romuald Arsenault. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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t. Gianna’s Music Ministry is now recruiting new members for the adult and the children’s choirs. Also,
anyone with instrumental talent is welcome to join us. The Young People’s Choir meets on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 PM and the Adult Choir meets on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. All rehearsals are
in the church. If you would like to use your talent and help us to enhance our weekend masses, Mrs. Elizabeth Timm, will gladly welcome you. See her after the 9:30 or 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays or call 926-7610.
Father’s Quick Quote: “Do not wish to be anything but what you are and
try to be that perfectly.” ~St. Francis de Sales
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os Católicos muestran con sus acciones que el propósito de las Cuarenta Horas es adorar públicamente a la
persona más importante que está conectada con sus existencias y que no es otro que Jesucristo, el Hijo de Dios!
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Esto lo damos por sentado. Pero, a menudo me pregunto,
¿qué es lo que Nuestro Señor piensa de la Devoción de las
Cuarenta Horas? Cristo Nuestro Señor está en el cielo. Está
sentado a la diestra de Dios Todopoderoso. Desde el cielo
Él va a mirar hacia abajo a nuestros feligreses. Hay feligreses que van a participar en la Devoción de las Cuarenta Horas. Los niños pequeños serán llevados con devoción a la Iglesia por sus padres. Los servidores del altar van a asegurarse de estar presentes en todas las asignaciones especiales para las Misas y Horas Santas. Luego, estarán las madres y los padres que después de
un largo día de trabajo tratarán de llegar un poco más temprano para poder llegar a tiempo a la iglesia y
asistir a las misas de la tarde.
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¿Qué pensará nuestro Señor de los que vamos a hacer esta devoción en su honor? Creo que nuestro bendito
Señor se pondrá inmensamente feliz con nosotros. Su Sagrado Corazón va a latir con mucha alegría. ¿No
ama un padre ver a sus hijos? ¿No le encanta a un padre que sus hijos se reúnan en su honor? Por ese acto él
entiende que son realmente buenos hijos -que sus corazones están en el lugar correcto y que lo aman y están
dispuestos a demostrarle que lo aman tanto interior como exteriormente.
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Creo firmemente que el Señor va a estar muy satisfecho con los que se esfuercen por observar las Cuarenta
Horas, porque tenemos su palabra, “Donde dos o tres están reunidos en mi nombre, yo estaré en medio de ellos.” Si
Él se contenta cuando dos o tres personas se reúnen en su nombre, cuanto más contento se pondrá de ver en
nuestra iglesia a un gran número de personas participando de esta devoción. Es cierto que Dios se contenta
porque en el evangelio de San Mateo (Capítulo 18, versículo 20) leemos “Porque donde dos o tres se reúnen en
mi nombre, allí estoy yo en medio de ellos.”
Nosotros sabemos por experiencia propia que cuando una persona se siente feliz, cuando está contenta, es
cuando más generosa es. Por ejemplo, piensen en los padres de familia. Cuando los hijos les quieren pedir
algo, ¿lo hacen cuando los padres están enojados o molestos por algo que hayan hecho? No. Lo hacen cuando ven que sus padres están contentos y felices. Nuestro Señor ve a estar feliz con nosotros durante la Devoción de las Cuarenta Horas. Y estando feliz con nosotros va a ser extremadamente generoso.
En otro pasaje del evangelio de San Mateo (Capítulo 10, versículo 42) leemos “Y cualquiera que le da siquiera
un vaso de agua a uno de estos pequeños por ser seguidor mío, les aseguro que tendrá su premio.” Nosotros le ofrecemos a nuestro Señor durante las Cuarenta Horas no solo un vaso de agua sino también nuestro amor, nuestro servicio, nuestra adoración y nuestras oraciones. En retorno, Él nos bendecirá, nos recompensará y será
extremadamente generoso con su gracia. Les quiero mencionar un pensamiento práctico. Si hay algo que
ustedes desean pedirle a Dios, algún favor o alguna gracia en especial háganlo durante la Devoción de las
Cuarenta Horas. Estoy seguro que Dios les concederá esas gracias durante este tiempo tan especial y pleno
de gracia.
Yo, padre Goyette, Padre Montoya, y los diáconos Luis y George los invitamos a que usen este tiempo especial para el beneficio de sus almas. ¿Por qué insistimos tanto para que aprovechen la Devoción de las Cuarenta Horas? Porque quizá esta sea la última que usted y su familia no tengan otra oportunidad. ¿Quién lo
puede asegurar? Solo Dios lo sabe y nuestras vidas están en sus manos Santísimas manos. ¿Qué sabe si tendremos el privilegio de una próxima el año que viene?
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ay algo que durante las Cuarenta Horas pone muy feliz a
nuestro Señor. Es el hacer frecuentes visitas al Santísimo Sacramento. Vamos a tener un formulario donde usted podrá reservar una hora en particular. Pero podrá visitar la iglesia, donde
Jesús estará expuesto, cuando usted lo desee. Antes o después de
la hora que usted haya reservado. Esto pondrá muy feliz a nuestro
Señor porque usted estará haciendo un extra esfuerzo por visitarlo, por su propia voluntad. Esta visita será intima, inesperada e
informal. Va a ser una visita durante la cual usted pueda tener una conversación intima con nuestro Señor;
decirle lo que quiere, hablarle de sus proyectos, sus preocupaciones, sus ansiedades; sus alegrías y tristezas.
Usted mismo podrá depositar todas sus cargas y problemas a los pies de nuestro Señor y Maestro. ¿quizá
este necesitando coraje para enfrentar alguna situación o fortaleza para vencer alguna tentación? ¿algún
favor que necesite? ¿algún problema que esté poniendo en peligro la paz en su vida diaria? ¿algún familiar
enfermo? Cualquiera sea el caso, no deje pasar esta invitación que le ofrece la Devoción de las Cuarenta Horas.
Nuestra Iglesia fue fundada muchos años atrás gracias al sacrificio y la generosidad de fieles católicos. Los
fundadores de nuestra iglesia ya están muertos. Pero hoy, somos nosotros los que debemos ser generosos y
hacer sacrificios para mantener nuestra parroquia vibrante y activa. ¡Ustedes son los feligreses de “Hoy!”
Una interesante pregunta es ¿Quién es el feligrés más viejo? Esta pregunta es una pregunta que frecuentemente nos hacemos y trae sonrisas y discusiones que nos hacen llegar a interesantes conclusiones. Pero me
gustaría contestarles y decirles “que el feligrés más viejo de nuestra iglesia es el mismo Cristo Jesús.” ¡Por
supuesto que los es!! En realidad, si nos remontamos en la historia, podemos afirmar que Cristo fue el primer feligrés de la Iglesia Católica. ¿No fue acaso el establo de Belén la primera Iglesia Católica? ¿No fue la presencia de Cristo lo que convirtió ese humilde establo en la primera Iglesia en la
tierra?
Es verdad que nuestros antepasados han construido esta Iglesia empujados por su fe y celo. Sin embargo, este edificio se convirtió en una
Iglesia Católica cuando se celebró la primera misa y Cristo descendió
al altar por primera vez y su presencia Real y Verdadera permaneció
en el tabernáculo. Sin el Santísimo Sacramento, nuestra Iglesia no sería más que una sala, un lugar de encuentro, un lugar similar a los edificios de la iglesias protestantes. En la Reforma, los protestantes rechazaron la presencia real de Cristo y de esta manera convirtieron el
templo de Dios en un simple auditorio. Cristo fue el primero en el
altar de la iglesia cuando fue construida. Al descender del cielo en ese
primer día hizo de este edificio una Iglesia Católica. Después de todos
estos años, todavía está aquí y si esta Iglesia sobreviviría otro siglo,
Cristo en el Santísimo Sacramento permanecerá aquí. Cristo es el más
antiguo feligrés de cualquier Parroquia y la Sagrada Escritura nos ofrece la razón cuando nos deja leer "Mi
alegría es estar con los hijos de los hombres" (Proverbios 8:31).
Es mi ferviente deseo que todos y cada uno de ustedes se esfuercen en aprovechar al máximo la Devoción
de las Cuarenta Horas. Estoy seguro que después de haber vivido la experiencia de las Cuarenta Horas habrá un cambio en todos nosotros. Los frutos están ahí presentes —ser mejores hombres y mujeres, mejores
católicos, mejores padres, mejores madres, mejores niños y niñas—ser más santos, dar más amor, tener más
fe. Nuestra Devoción de las Cuarenta Horas debe ser nuestra preparación para la eternidad.
Jesucristo, Nuestro Señor, presente en el Santísimo Sacramento, ayúdanos a hacer
una buena Devoción de las Cuarenta horas.
“Nosotros amamos porque él nos amó primero” (1 John 4:19).
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a Parroquia de Santa Gianna invita a toda la
Comunidad Hispana a participar de 40 Horas
de Adoración que se realizará en el mes de Octubre.
Padre Anthony Manuppella, Pastor de la Parroquia,
predicará en español. Toda la communidad está
bienvenida! Tener en cuenta: aquellos que concurran a la Misa de Unción de Enfermos (3:00PM) el
domingo 23 de Octubre no necesitarán concurrir a la
Misa de la 1:00PM.
DOMINGO 23 DE OCTUBRE, 2016
3:00 PM
Misa Especial de Unción de los Enfermos
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Confesiones
10:00 PM – Oración de la Noche
LUNES 24 de OCTUBRE, 2016
No hay Misa Matutina
8:00 AM
Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento
Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento hasta las 10:00 PM
(interrumpido solo para celebrar la Misa a las 7:00 PM)
7:00 PM
Misa por las Vocaciones e Investidura de Los
Caballeros del Altar y Adoratrices de la Preciosa Sangre
10:00 PM – Oración de la Noche
MARTES 25 DE OCTUBRE, 2016
No hay Misa Matutina
8:00 AM
Exposición del Santísimo Sacramento
Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento hasta las 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Solemne Misa de Acción de Gracias Y
Procesión con el Santísimo Sacramento
Celebrante de La Misa de Clausura:
Reverendo Anthony J. Manuppella
Pastor de la Parroquia de St. Gianna Beretta Molla
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l domingo 23 de octubre vamos a iniciar
nuestra celebración parroquial de las
"Cuarenta Horas" es decir, vamos a orar juntos y Exponer el Santísimo Sacramento por
40 Horas. Nosotros, los sacerdotes de la Parroquia de Santa Gianna Beretta Molla los invitamos a ser parte de estos tres días tan especiales. Son días llenos de crecimiento espiritual para usted y sus seres queridos. Comenzaremos nuestra celebración el domingo 23
de octubre a las 3:00 PM con una Misa especial con la Sagrada Unción de los enfermos.
El Sacramento de la Unción de los enfermos
es, como las palabras de St. James dejan claro, para los enfermos! No
se considera más un sacramento para aquellos
que estan a punto de morir. Este sacramento es
para cualquier persona
que está enferma, es decir, que padezca de una
enfermedad crónica y también para aquellas
personas que esten sobre la edad de 65. En el
Sacramento de los Enfermos, la Iglesia extiende la mano sanadora de Cristo, el Divino
Médico. La mujer en el Evangelio estaba ansiosa por tocar por lo menos el manto del Señor. "Si pudiese tocar por lo menos su manto," pensó, "me sanaría." La persona enferma
hoy "toca" mediante la unción sacramental y
experimenta el poder de Dios. Este sacramento no es para las personas que están
muertas. Es para cualquier persona que este
enferma. ¿No le gustaría unirse a nosotros y
recibir a Cristo en su vida de esta manera tan
especial y única? No hay major manera de
comenzar nuestras "Cuarenta Horas" que reconiciendo a Jesús, el Pan de Vida, reservado
en el Santísimo Sacramento para nuestra
adoración y la de los enfermos. La unción de
los enfermos se administrá durante la misa
especial a las 3 de la tarde asi es que si usted
lo prefiere no tendrá que asistir a dos misas
el domingo, 23 octubre. Padre Anthony predicará en español.
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