July 19, 2015 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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July 19, 2015 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
91 Maple Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
973973-539539-2141, Fax—
Fax—973973-984984-0632
Visit our Website: www.assumptionparish.org
Email: [email protected]
Pastor: Rev. Msgr. John E. Hart
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Przemyslaw Nowak
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Msgr. Martin F. Rauscher
In Residence: Rev. Dennis J. Crowley
In Residence: Rev. Samuel Monaco
In Residence: Rev. Geno Sylva
Deacons: Brian Beyerl, John Brandi, Michael Hanly, Elliott Stein
Trustees: Dan Poling 973-451-1617, Kathleen Hyland 973-539-2860
Parish Coordinator—Linda Macios
Secretary—Liz Rotunno
Comptroller—Robyn Morris
Parish Summer Office Hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Parish Registration: Call 973-539-2141 or visit the parish
website at www.assumptionparish.org.
Assumption School: 973-538-0590; www.assumptionnj.org
Sr. Merris Larkin, S.C. Principal
Religious Education: 973-267-5638, Fax 973-267-4223
Email: [email protected]
Linda Macios: Director
Sharon Bertram: Coordinator Grades 6, 7, and 8
Lisa Sullivan: Confirmation—973-267-8519
Tara Speer: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Sue Paradise: Secretary
The Religious Education program runs for 16 or 20 Sundays—
October through March. Kindergarten through 5th grade classes
meet 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 6th through 8th classes meet
immediately following the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Youth Mass. The
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes meet on Sunday
mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Confirmation groups meet once or twice per month on Sunday
evenings.
Music Ministry—973-539-2141, extension 19
Claudia Nardi: Director, Karen Chiappini: Organist
Adult Choir, Youth Ministry Choir, Children’s Choir
Holy Rood Cemetery—973-539-7501
Website: www.holyroodcemeterynj.com
Diana Loughman: Cemetery Director
Emerson Brito: Caretaker
Caleb Dunn: Caretaker
Church Sexton—Doug Reisch
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday—4:15 to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Marriage: Arrangements should be made with a priest or
deacon by registered parishioners at least one year in advance of
the marriage date. Marriage arrangements should be made
PRIOR to reserving reception facility.
Baptisms: Registered parishioners should contact Liz
Rotunno in the Parish Office to arrange for Baptismal Preparation
and the Sacrament of Baptism. For first-time parents, attendance
at one Baptismal Preparation evening class is required.
Visitation of the Sick and Elderly: Please keep us informed so
that we may be attentive to those who are ill at home or in the
hospital. Eucharistic Ministers are available to bring Communion
on Sundays.
Ministries
Africa Surgery
Altar Linens
Altar Servers
Bereavement
Bethany
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
Centering Prayer
Children’s Worship
CYO Basketball
Deaf Interpreter
Deaf Ministry
Endowment for Poor
Eucharistic Min.
Family Promise
Fertility Care (NFP)
Finance Committee
Food Pantry
Gardening
Giving Tree
Good Samaritan
Home School Assoc.
Holistic Health
Homeless Solutions
JustFaith
Knights of Columbus
Moms and Tots
Nursing Homes
Pre-Cana
RCIA
Readers
Respect Life
Tom Johnson
Mike Cherello
Fr. John Hart
Marion Lapchak
Linda Macios
Dave Lage
John Lago
Fr. Ken Lasch
Teddi Connor
Kevin Bopp
Kathleen Skaf
Barbara Zurlo
Claudia Nardi
Hope Zenker
Mary Dougherty
Kelley Pridgen
Dorothy Flynn
Claudia Nardi
Janet Dedrick
Brian Morgan
Pat Moore
Debbie DeAngelis
Michele Cameron
Ralph Ferrara
Kerry Mowry
Joseph Lee
Henriette Kahn
Joan Kramer
Ken and Rosa Rose
Fr. John Hart
Andrea Bozzi
Anne Marie and
Leonard Crann
Senior Citizens
Jeanne Hanly
Singles 45+
Denise Imperiale
Soup Kitchen
Annaliese Rush
Ushers
Anthony Romano
Welcome and Hospitality Moira Clarkin
Women's Cornerstone Denise Imperiale
Vocations
Tom Hand
Young Professionals Fr. Przemek
Youth Ministry
Lisa Sullivan
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July 19, 2015
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass Intentions
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY
7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
MONDAY
7:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
TUESDAY
7:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
WEDNESDAY
7:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
THURSDAY
7:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
FRIDAY
7:00 a.m.
12:05 p.m.
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY
7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
July 18
Eugene Martin Griffin
Joseph Baron
Mary A. Anenen
July 19
People of the Parish
Jerome Lewis and the Departed Souls
of the Lewis Family
Russel Giuliano
Agnes Drury
Stephanie Deats Dorward
Eva Serratelli
Angela Brandi
July 20
Don Callahan
Kevin Caracciola
July 21
Mariano and Rose Romo Castellano
Peter O’Hagan
July 22
The Zamarelli Family
Tony DeJulis
July 23
Patricia Capossela Rand
Marian Territo
July 24
Aloysius J. and Nancy Lynch Castellano
Rose Saracini
July 25
Lisbeth Hernandez
Gaetana Valentine
Walter Bischoff
July 26
People of the Parish
Thomas E. Kenney
Jackie Negri
The Parker and Bergin Families
Deacon William Harty
Msgr. James F. Cafone
Rev. Phillip Rotunno
GATHER IN PRAYER
• Pray the Rosary weekdays 20 minutes before the
12:05 p.m. Mass.
• Pray the Perpetual Novena in honor of Our Lady of
the Miraculous Medal every Monday immediately
following the 12:05 p.m. Mass.
• Eucharistic Adoration every Friday from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel, Cedar Knolls.
• Perpetual Adoration is observed 24/7 at St. Margaret
of Scotland in Morristown.
irst Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6
The first reading is a forceful declaration by the
prophet Jeremiah. It is important both for ancient
Israel and for God’s people today. Those who are
leaders in the community of God have a special
responsibility for the people’s welfare. God will
replace those who abuse their authority with leaders
who will be true shepherds.
econd Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18
In the second reading, a disciple of the Apostle
Paul considers how the blood of Christ brings unity.
ospel: Mark 6:30-34
This segment of Mark’s Gospel describes a
thoughtful moment in the ministry of Jesus. Then, as
now, humanity searches for meaning and guidance.
We invite you to prayerfully reflect
on the Readings for the week of July 19
Monday
Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15; Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday
Ex 14:21—15:1; Ex 15; Mt 12:46-50
WednesdayEx 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Thursday Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Dn 3; Mt 13:10-17
Friday
Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19; Mt 13:18-23
Saturday 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126; Mt 20:20-28
Sunday
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6;
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Summer Hours for the Parish Office will be
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 22 through September 7, 2015.
Assumption Parish
PLEASE REMEMBER AND PRAY
FOR THE RECOVERY OF:
Rosalie Sottile, Charles Arteglier, Patricia
Ioannou, Jake Faccenda, Charles Arnolt, Paul
Albanese, Eileen Scheibner, Dylan Lewman,
Gladys Wilcox, Anthony DaMelio, Gerry Hogan,
Kenneth Eastman, Colin Wisniewski, Barbara O’Hagan,
Sandy Hruska, Joanne Veon, Susan Krauss, Kimberly
Caswell,
David Harris, Anetta Burdzy, Robert
Kamenetz, Julie Winne, Dr. Tom Foley, Denise Kelly,
Andrew Pineda, Sadina Certa, Pat Doran, David
Sansone, Ruth Rusin, Marge Hefferon, Frank Lutz,
Gloria Dabal, Ted Voghtman, Bob Nace, Barbara Zurlo,
Francis Romance, Catherine Wright, Charlotte Dratch,
Nigel Loeppky, Antonette Fraioli, Beth Patterson,
Jeffrey Perkins, Lawrence Orloff, Terri Gallagher, Lois
Casson, Jack Kelly, Allan Russo, Francis Bourdin, Jim
and Kay Cavanaugh, Michele McNany, Ralph Depp,
Justin Lee, Al Franks, Rachelle Hines, Josephine
McCarthy, Parker Enix-Ross, Albert Garcia, Jr., Mary
Carr, Jim Gallo, Frank Geraghty, Phyllis Savage, Marie
Therese Vaz, Brenda Hinds, John Hyland, William
Peason, Whitney Wilson, Carol Padden, Elaine
Metzger, Julia Marley, John Geraghty, Lois Collins,
Denise Ginty, John Cvicker, Frank Cecala, Payton
O'Brien, Gerry Caleo, Tom Baxter, Greg Baxter, Ruth
Necco, Patty Parker Moncrief, Marva Jean Corbin,
Lisa Maderna, Rossana Wright, Vivian Harris, Brian
Conley, Mary Reisch, Robert Hook, Richard
Mahmarian, William Carl Thigpen, Mary Curtis, Patricia
Waters, Audrey Sherry, Dennis Joseph Roberts, Jane
Bardes, Melissa Cavezza, Steven Cavezza, John
Theivon, Make Baxley, Dyrick Phillip, and Jessie
Moore .
Please call the Parish Office at 973-539-2141 with
the names of who you would like included in the prayers
for the good health of the sick and homebound.
GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRY
Need help? Our ministry can assist Assumption
parishioners with shopping, banking, local doctor and
dentist appointments, and other similar errands. Contact
our coordinator for July, Audrey Geraghty 973-5383134.
Morristown, NJ
PLEASE PRAY FOR MEMBERS OF OUR PARISH
COMMUNITY AND THEIR LOVED ONES WHO
HAVE SERVED, OR ARE SERVING, IN
THE ARMED FORCES
CW3 Michael Benkosky Green Beret, Special Forces,
Airborne Joint Forces; Commander William H. Shipp,
Commanding Officer HCS-8, San Diego; Andrew
Vasquez US Army; Andy Soucy US Army; Dan Lessnau
Former Marine and Veteran of the Viet Nam War; Kevin
Felix US Military Colonel; Lt. Tim Fleury, US Navy; Staff
Sergeant William J. McSweeney Retired Marine Served
Around the World; Matthew Gonabe, Lt. US Navy Pilot
Serving in the Persian Gulf; David Ribardo, 1st Lt. US
Army Serving in Afghanistan; Capt. Brendan Griswold
82nd Air Borne in Afghanistan; Capt. Patrick Flynn, US
Army 1st Infantry, Afghanistan; Sergeant Richard
Galluzzo Serving in Afghanistan, Lt. Thomas Keyes Jr.;
PFC Chad Chojnacki, Combat Medic, grandson of
Annabel Wannemacher; Capts. Scott and Meghan
Harra, US Army in Afghanistan; Captain Timothy
Newcomb, US Army Special Forces; Col. Jason M.
Barrett, USMC in Iraq and Afghanistan; Capt. James
Cassidy, USMC in Afghanistan; Ensign Devon Cassidy,
Navy Nurse in California;
Penny and Christian
Jimenez, Navy Lt. Commanders in Japan; 2nd Lt.
Andrew Pineda and Capt. Laurence Pineda, US Air
Force, SMSgt. John Bartow, Stratton ANGB NY,
Douglas Reisch, 1/325 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division,
Daniel Baron, US Navy, Hawaii, Benjamin F. Carroll,
Army National Guard, 113th Infantry Regiment, Bahrain.
JOINED TOGETHER IN HOLY MATRIMONY
Adam Joseph Gerckens and Meredith Jean Rucinsky
BENEDICTION OF THE
MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
On the first Monday of each
month, our deacons will be
conducting benediction of the
Most Blessed Sacrament at 7
p.m. at Assumption Church.
The liturgy will begin with
solemn exposition of the Most
Blessed
Sacrament
and
adoration for one hour. During
this hour, the Miraculous Medal
Novena will be prayed and the
service
will
conclude
with
benediction of the most blessed
sacrament.
All are invited to spend some time in prayer with our
Lord present in the Eucharist.
July 19, 2015
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
PRAYING AND RESTING IN THE LORD
"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while."
Jesus was moved with pity for the vast crowd, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.
Mark 6: 30-34 (53-56)
Here is a reflection about prayer I hope you will enjoy.
A woman was visiting her elderly grandparents. As they sat down to dinner, Grandpa asked, "Honey, do you
want to join us for prayer?" The woman was not a churchgoer; praying was not part of her life. But she loved her
grandparents dearly, and agreed to join her hands with theirs.
Her grandfather, a retired minister, began: "Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this time together," and then
launched into a recitation of the day's activities with their granddaughter.
"And then, Lord," he intoned, "Be with Clyde. Clyde can only wiggle his fingers now. He has that motorized chair
so at least he can wheel around a bit. Hospice workers have probably gone home. Help the care workers rest well,
and give Clyde and his wife, Margaret, a good night." Grandpa then worked through a mental check list of several
dozen names, one request flowing easily into the next: prayers for Linda, the mail carrier, who just lost her husband .
. . a distant second-cousin (whom the granddaughter did not know) going through a heart-breaking time of
unemployment and abuse . . . a cousin with a newborn daughter who had difficulty nursing.
The prayers went on for several minutes and included nearly everyone he and Gram had ever known and cared
about. The granddaughter learned about what members of her extended family were going through that she was not
aware of. She also realized that her grandparents did not just have the TV news on each evening to fill the silence.
They prayed for President Obama and the complex decisions his job demanded. They prayed for nations embroiled
in war. They prayed for servicewomen, after watching a news story that day on rampant sexual assault in the
military. Their prayers ended with asking God's blessing on all.
The granddaughter took part in their prayer ritual every evening during her visit. "Grandpa, I like the way you
pray," she said one night. She suddenly felt bashful.
"Thank you, honey," he said, patting her shoulder. "You know, they say you're just supposed to talk to God." He
paused thoughtfully. "So, that's what I do."
Praying with Grandpa and Grandma had a profound effect on their granddaughter. She writes:
"Now, when I happen upon a quiet garden or chapel, I take five or ten minutes to reflect on the people I love and
focus intently on their deepest desires and well-being. I think about my husband's aspirations, big and small. I wish
the best for his aging parents who love me like their own, and for his elderly godfather, gracefully coping with
terminal cancer. I'm thankful for all our wonderful friends around the world. And of course, I think of my grandparents
and their powerful example. In taking a few minutes to celebrate the individual dreams of everyone I know - and to
grieve our collective struggles - I'm ever more grateful for our powerful, interconnected, far-flung support
system." [From "In Our Prayers" by Brittany Shoot, Spirituality & Health, September/October 2014.]
The "deserted place" Jesus invites us to can be a physical place of quiet and
solitude - but it can also be time: a few minutes we set aside to stop, to realize
God's presence in our midst, to feel grateful for God's grace in the love of family
and friends. A granddaughter discovers such a "deserted place" in her
grandparents' daily prayer and now makes time for such prayer in her life. Our
spirits need quiet deserts and sacred time where and when we can escape the
demands of our calendars and things-to-do lists to experience the peace of being
of God, to listen to the voice of God in the quiet of our hearts, to realize anew
God's presence in our lives in the love and care of family and friends. Jesus
invites is to find spaces of prayer and make quiet time in our days to re-center our lives in the compassion and grace
of God, to hear again the voice of Christ the Shepherd calling us to lives of joyful gratitude and fulfilling
service. (Connections)
In Christ’s Peace,
Father John
Assumption Parish
SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD
A barrage of activity and noise surrounds us. There is
a never-ending stream of things to do. Peace and rest
are found in the Lord Jesus. We need to come apart
and rest in him!
Adults: How do I respond when my children, family
and friends interrupt my rest? How do I behave toward
them?
Children: If one of my classmates falls while we are
playing in the schoolyard, do I leave what I am doing
and run to help him or her?
A Family Perspective: Family demands can make us
feel like Jesus and the twelve apostles. We wish for
times of relaxation and renewal, but there are errands to
do, household chores to keep up with, volunteer
commitments to keep. These are all good things, but we
can be left feeling drained and tired as we try to keep
up. Perhaps we might take the opportunity this week to
give ourselves permission to find the rest and relaxation
that Jesus seeks for his disciples in today's Gospel. One
of the gifts we can give to one another in our family life
is assistance in finding the time and space to renew
ourselves through prayer. When you gather together as
a family this week, bring your family calendar. Together
review your family calendar and spend some time
reflecting on your family activities. In particular, ask if
your family has an appropriate amount of time for rest
and relaxation. If not, discuss ways in which this time for
renewal might be included in the week ahead. Notice
how Jesus tried to find time and space for his disciples
to rest and relax after they returned from their mission.
Conclude in prayer together, asking God to help us find
time to renew ourselves so that we might be better
disciples of Jesus.
SUMMER 2015 6TH GRADE
BUY A BIBLE CAMPAIGN
Our 6th grade Religious Education
students are given a Catholic Youth Bible
(New American Bible) at the start of our
program in October. The cost to our
program for a Bible is $25. We need to
purchase approximately 95 Bibles and
Bible tabs. Donations are now being
accepted to “Buy a Bible.” If you choose
to donate, your name and/or the name of a loved one
you designate will be inscribed into the Bible.
Interested benefactors should complete a “Buy a
Bible” form (yellow sheet) available at the doors of the
church and return it to the Religious Education office.
The form can also be found on the forms and links page
of the parish website at www.assumptionparish.org.
Contact Sharon Bertram at the Religious Education
office for
information, at 973-267-5638 or email
[email protected]
Morristown, NJ
SR. DATIVA SAYS THANK YOU
Dear All,
I wish to thank you for your generous support
of The Village Angels of Tanzania program. Last
Saturday’s Rummage Sale was a success because of you: those who donated their items,
those who visited us at the sale, the bakers, and
all the organizers and helpers throughout the
day. The people you are helping will hear about
you. You can follow the progress we are making
to bring minimal healthcare to the elderly poor by
visiting our website, www.thevisitingangelstanzania.org.
You have done so much for our program that I
cannot express my total feelings of appreciation.
Be assured of my prayers and those of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Bernadette, and all the people in the VAT program. I am leaving for Tanzania on July 23rd. I am taking you all in my heart
with me and I hope I will see you again. Pray for
me, please.
With much love and appreciation,
Sr. Dativa Mukebita, FSSB
Director, The Village Angels of Tanzania Program
ST. VIRGIL'S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
St. Virgil Parish in Morris Plains would like to invite
you to join us for Vacation Bible School! Veggie Tales:
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. August 3-7,
2015 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Grades Pre-K 4
through entering 6th grade. Come on over and learn
about some of God's unlikely heroes! Call or email the
parish office to register: (973) 538-1418 or
[email protected]
ST. MONICA’S CHURCH TRIP TO ITALY
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 11, 2015
Florence, Assisi, Rome,(Papal Audience) Naples,
Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Capri.
Trip price
includes transportation to/from Sussex to JFK airport,,
airfare, first or superior class hotels, daily breakfast, 8
dinners, entrance fees for sites on itinerary, taxes and
service charges. $3,850.00 dbl. occupancy; Call Carol
Bezak at 973-875-4521 or Great Experiences, Inc. at
201-825-3725 for a complete travel brochure with daily
itinerary.
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM,
O LORD
Dolores Brennan
Mother of Kevin
July 19, 2015
WE WELCOME INTO THE CHURCH THROUGH
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Gabrielle Grace Garcia
Daughter of David and Selena
Jaxson Noel Guiterrez
Son of Elbin and Angela
Philip Robert Nolan
Son of Jeffrey and Jaiwish
Reagan Katherine O’Brien
Daughter of Joseph and Courtney
YOUTH GROUP IN APPALACHIA
The Assumption Parish
Youth Ministry Team will
spend a week building a
home in the Appalachian
Mountains for a needy
family
under
the
supervision of Habitat for
Humanity. Thank you for
all of your support, as this
trip would not have been
possible if it were not for
the generosity of our
parish
community.
Please send prayers and
wish us luck!
The youth group members are: Nick Giammarino,
Julia Barone, Chelsea Simao, Matthew Clarkin, Kyle
Weber, Reed Gannon, Alyssa Romano, Kelsey Hyland,
Timmy Byrne, Laura Boysen, Danny Bertram, Brendan
Rochelle, William Ramundo, Emma Murphy, Luke
Nicolai, Julia DiGirolamo, Victoria Esposito, Kelly
Flanagan, Fiona Keefe, Leah Carroll, Gianna Gonzales,
Marlena Fahmy, Molly O’Meara, Colin Burke, Eric Clay,
Colin O’Donnell, Kevin Kramer, John Kramer, KJ
Kramer, Kayla Gradzki, Kayley Burke, Kasey Prime,
Shane McKeon, John Montfort, Meg Donlin, Ben
Edwards, Stephen Simon, Collin Brunnock, Tommy
Quinn, Quinn Colquhoun, Jade Jones, Andrew Mandell,
Caitlin Murphy, Megan Murphy, Mary Lally, Rachel
Langenohl, George Bozzi, Justin Burke, Brendan Burke,
Maddy Heher, Lauren Aloia, Michaela Phelan, and
Tommy Fennelly.
The adult leaders are: Lisa Sullivan, Brian Vagnini,
Mitch Langenohl, John Murphy, Tim Brunnock, Ken
Kramer, Chris Kenny, Jeff Simon, Pat Burke, Frank
Aloia, Tim Byrne, Sharon Bertram, Jack Klocksin, Bobby
Khoury, and Allie Langenohl.
May God bless you, those you will serve, and the
work you do throughout the week. Your Assumption
Parish family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
MARKET STREET MISSION GRADUATION
The Market Street Mission would like to invite the
Assumption congregation to the Market Street Mission
Life Change Recovery Program Graduation Ceremony
on July 26, at 6:00 p.m. Fifteen men are graduating this
year, and we pray for, and rejoice with them as they
continue on in their lives.
The graduation will take place on the Morristown
Green, with the rain venue to be the Morristown United
Methodist Church.
OFFERTORY PROCESSION
As we gather to celebrate the Mass each week, we
encourage families and couples to participate in the
Offertory Procession. If you wish to take part in the
presentation of the gifts of bread and wine, please see
one of the ushers prior to the start of Mass.
WHY BE A CATECHIST?
“YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES IN JERUSALEM
AND IN ALL JUDEA AND SAMARIA AND TO THE
ENDS OF THE EARTH.” ACTS 1:8
Our particular needs at this time are as follows:
• 6th & 8th Grade After School Groups, Wednesdays,
6—7:30 p.m.
• Fridays, Faith and Family, One Friday Evening per
Month for 4th, 6th & 8th grade.
Contact Linda at the Religious Education office at
[email protected] or call 973-267-5638 for
additional information or to have your questions
answered.
REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS ED
2015 - 2016 CLASSES IS OPEN ONLINE
Registration for the 2015-16 Religious Education
school
year
is
now
open.
Visit
www.assumptionparish.org, and click on the Religious
Education link, then on the Sign Up tab, and select
the appropriate form from the following choices:
• Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
• Confirmation
• Fridays Faith and Family
• Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
Assumption Parish
HOLISTIC HEALTH MINISTRY
JULY IS UV SAFETY MONTH
As we welcome the sunny days ahead, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds us that
without proper protection, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays
can be harmful to skin and eyes; placing both children
and adults at risk for skin damage, cancers, and
cataracts. Following these simple recommendations,
can help us to safely have fun in the sun.
◊ Seek shade. UV rays are strongest and most
harmful during midday, so it's best to plan indoor
activities then. If this is not possible, seek shade
under a tree, an umbrella, or a pop-up tent. Use
these options to prevent sunburn, not to seek relief
after it's happened.
◊ Cover up. Although a long-sleeved shirt and long
pants with a tight weave are best, they aren't always
practical. A T-shirt, long shorts, or a beach cover-up
are good choices, too—but it's wise to double up on
protection by applying sunscreen and seeking shade
when possible.
◊ Get a hat. Hats that shade the face, scalp, ears,
and neck are easy to use and give great protection.
Baseball caps are popular but they don't protect the
ears and neck. If you choose a cap, be sure to
protect exposed areas with sunscreen.
◊ Wear sunglasses. Look for sunglasses that wrap
around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and
UVB rays as possible.
◊ Apply sunscreen. Use sunscreen with at least
SPF 15 and UVA and UVB protection. For the best
protection, apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes
before going outdoors. Don't forget to protect ears,
noses, lips, and the tops of feet. Take sunscreen
with you to reapply during the day, especially after
swimming or exercise.
◊ Read package directions and follow your
pediatrician’s recommendations for protecting
infants from the sun. Your baby's best defense
against sunburn is avoiding the sun or staying in the
shade.
Morristown, NJ
MASS ATTENDANCE JULY 11/12
5:30 p.m.
218
7:00 a.m.
134
8:30 a.m.
258
10:00 a.m.
314
12:15 p.m.
283
Total:
1,207
FINANCIAL BLESSINGS
Assumption is a Tithing Parish
The collection for the weekend of July 11/12 was
$18,715. The collection for this weekend last year was
$19,575.
Pastor’s Thank You: As the saying goes, “When I count
my blessings, I count you twice!” Thank you for your
great generosity and you tremendous financial support
for our parish and for your enthusiastic participation in
the vibrant life of our parish.
2014 BISHOPS’ ANNUAL APPEAL
Assumption Parish received it’s final 2014 Bishop’s
Annual Appeal rebate check in the amount of $7,780.
This rebate, added to the March 2015 rebate check in
the amount of $31,320.50, reflects 50% of the cash
received through June 26th beyond our 2014 parish
Appeal goal of $68,355. Total cash received as of June
26, 2015 totaled $146,556. Total rebate paid out to
Assumption Parish is $39,100.50. Outstanding!
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M. Kennedy, FCN
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AND BLACK AND
INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION
This weekend, we are taking up a special combined
collection for the Catholic University of America and the
Black and Indian Mission Collection. Please support
these efforts through prayer and your financial support.
On behalf of all those who will benefit from your
stewardship with a gift to this month's special combined
collection, I thank you.
Faithfully yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli,
S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D.
Assumption Church Code
NJ 294
July 19, 2015
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
DO YOU KNOW THE NAMES
OF THE PEOPLE SITTING AROUND YOU?
Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Have you ever heard an
announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with a name?
Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with
faces? Help is on the way! We are producing a new pictorial directory!
There is no cost to our church, and each participating family will receive a
complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory and have the opportunity to purchase
additional portraits to share with family and friends. Visit our website to schedule
your photography appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
Do you recognize this
family from the
Parish Pictorial
Directory of 2005?
Convenient July dates
for families with college
age children!
July Dates
Wednesday, July 22
August Dates
Saturday, August 1
Thursday, July 30
Friday, July 31
Wednesday, August 26
Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 28
Saturday, August 29
We need help to make our new directory a success! Sharon Bertram is coordinating volunteers for
this project. If you are interested in helping during our photography sign-ups, or serving as a host or
hostess during the photography sessions, email [email protected] or call her
at 973-267-5638.
RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY 8X10 PORTRAIT AND PARISH DIRECTORY
JUST FOR PARTICIPATING!
Assumption Parish
Morristown, NJ
WELCOME HOME FATHER PRZEMEK!
(WITAMY PONOWNIE!)
Father Przemek returns home from his vacation on
July 24th. We all miss him and want to welcome him back
home. When you see him I invite you to welcome him
back using the Polish language.
I can provide the translation and the phonetic
pronunciation. (many thanks to Irene Phelan, aka
“Coach!”)
You can say Welcome Back! Or
Welcome Back Reverend Father Przemek!
A pronunciation guide: W is pronounced like V; eg. Nowak is pronounced Novak
Welcome Back! =
Witamy Ponownie!
Vee-tahm-knee Poh-know-knee
Welcome Back Reverend Father Przemek! =
Witamy Ponownie Wielebny Ojciec Przemek!
Vee-tahm-knee Poh-know-knee Veal-eb-knee Oh-chee-yes Shemeck
You have all week to practice—Give it a try!
BOTTLED WATER FOR OUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN NEED
Please help homeless Vets, men and women in Morris County by bringing cas‐
es or packs of water to Assumption Church this weekend. (Drop-off at Garage)
Assumption Parish will be helping OPERATION CHILLOUT in its ongoing min‐
istry. Water collected from our community will be distributed locally, from
your hands to those in need.
“I was thirsty and you gave me drink,...
you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me”
Church ProLife News
July 2015
Caring for Both Mother & Child
“The Thought of Giving Up Coffee During
Pregnancy Struck Fear into My Heart”
of much hard work and many sufferings, so that others
'may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10).'"
This is one of the statements made by Emily Oster who
wrote “Take Back Your Pregnancy” in the Wall Street
Journal (8/10/13). Her article carefully examined various
advice and warnings given to pregnant women – stay away
from alcohol; don’t gain too much weight; avoid soft cheeses
and deli meat; etc. Her research indicated that doing
things in moderation was the key to a healthy pregnancy.
What is remarkable in all of this, however, is the fact that
in a mainstream publication there is frank and open talk
about a developing baby in the womb. It’s not an “it”, it’s a
developing human being! This is confirmed by polling of
Americans: 80% believe abortion is taking a human life.
“Cosmopolitan magazine recently reported the findings
of British researchers who studied the reactions of unborn
babies to cigarette smoke inhaled by their mothers. The
smoke agitated the babies, providing ‘further confirmation
that nicotine is terrible for unborn children,’ reporter Tess
Koman explained. The findings themselves are significant –
but not surprising, in light of our increasing awareness of
fetal pain. Astonishingly ... the terms ‘unborn children’
and ‘babies’ made an appearance. In the headline, they
were ‘unborn babies.’ 20 years ago, that was the language
of sentimentalizing anti-abortion zealots, as they were
called. It’s now mainstream....” [National Review, 4/20/15]
“ ... including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form
a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it
seems nothing can fill the emptiness.” This is the first
statement found on the website HopeAfterAbortion.com.
Exploring the website, one finds information and insights
on the following topics: After The Abortion; and How to
Talk to a Friend Who’s Had An Abortion. Touching and
heartfelt statements are found on the page Expressions of
Healing and Thanks. Plenty of other resources are
provided, including info about Project Rachel, the
post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church.
Founded in 1984 in Milwaukee, Project Rachel now
is in more than 110 dioceses in the U.S. and growing. It
is composed of a network of specially trained clergy,
spiritual directors & therapists who provide compassionate
and confidential one-on-one care to those who are
struggling with the aftermath of abortion. Project Rachel
helps anyone who is struggling after an abortion loss,
including women and men, parents, siblings, grandparents,
friends and others whose lives have been impacted by an
abortion loss. [The National Office of Post-Abortion
Reconciliation and Healing, Inc.]
Deciding to Have Children
Insights from a philosopher: “Part of what makes having a
child such a morally transformative experience is the fact
that my child’s well-being can genuinely be more important
to me than my own. I would give my life for my children
... that’s exactly what every parent does all the time, in ways
both large and small. Once I commit myself to a child ... my
ego has expanded to include another person even though
that person is utterly helpless and unable to reciprocate.”
Concluding that a mother will “be unable to imagine life”
without her children, Alison Gopnik, from a non-religious
perspective, put her finger on the joys of being a mother, a
parent. [Wall Street Journal, 9/7/13]
Contrast this with St. John Paul II: "My dear friends,
love is not only a spontaneous or instinctive thing: it is a
decision to be confirmed constantly. When a man & woman
are joined by true love, they each take to themselves the
destiny, the very future, of the other as their own at the cost
It's Normal to Grieve a Pregnancy Loss...
War on Motherhood: Babies Pollute?!
Some people attempt to justify forced abortion,
sterilization & contraception because “human beings are
destroying the planet.” But people have a choice to be
polluters or responsible humans. We have twice as many
people living in the U.S. as we did in the early seventies,
yet the skies over our major cities are clearer now than they
were a half century ago – all due to a conscious decision to
switch to better fuels and technology.
Larger populations can actually have a smaller environmental footprint than a smaller population did a century
ago. Population control had no part to play in these
successes. Yet, globally, women’s fertility continues to be
attacked in the name of the environment and “sustainable
development.” Forced abortions, sterilization & use of unsafe chemicals are supported by the UN Population Fund
and U.S. donors, all the while ignoring the massive human
rights abuses they entail. [Population Research Institute
Review, May-June 2015]
ed. by Frank Tinari, Ph.D., [email protected]
Church ProLife News
Speaking Up for Catholic Women
page 2
July 2015
Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, and may be
attended by more than two million people.
Radical equality of women and men was one of the
Fr. William Donovan is helping coordinate the event,
hallmarks of the early Church. All are sinners and all are
saying that Pope Francis “wants us to look outside
recipients of God’s love and mercy irrespective of one’s
ourselves, especially at the marginalized.” “God’s first gift
station in life. As reported by Bridget Fay, writing in Our
in the natural order is life; the second is the family,” he
Sunday Visitor (5/24/15), “the morals and family structures
said. One of the benefits of this first World Meeting of
promoted by the Catholic Church, and desired by a superFamilies in the U.S. is that organizers have embraced a
majority of women, enable women to escape poverty,
spirit of ecumenism. This, Fr. Donovan believes, is related
succeed in the workforce and lead happier, and more
to the universal recognition of the primary importance of the
fulfilling lives.”
family. He thinks the Pope is so committed to the family
Writing in response to a NYTimes column entitled
because of the potential ripple effect on all aspects of life:
“Catholicism undervalues women,” Fay says the piece does
education, culture, business and public policy.
not cite the views of Catholic women nor ever mention
“If you get the family right,” said Fr. Donovan, “everyMary’s critical role in salvation history. Moreover, modern
thing else will improve.” [Our Sunday Visitor, 6/7/15]
technology “has enabled Natural Family Planning to be
Priests for Life will sponsor a pro-life event on
more effective at preventing pregnancy than the pill, and
Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Philadelphia
NFP is lauded by everyone from Catholic women to
Convention Center where the other sessions of the World
environmentalists for its efficacy and lack of side effects.”
Meeting will occur. A public presentation from 6 to 8 p.m.,
“Families are of tremendous import to women, both
followed by a private reception of pro-life leaders, will focus
spiritually and corporeally. Studies show that the most
important relationship for women in the workforce is the one on the fact that nothing destroys the family more than
abortion, and that family strength requires, first of all, that
with their fathers, and girls with fathers who are involved in
their lives are waiting longer to have sex, are less likely to be we protect the family’s youngest members, and that we
heal the wounds of abortion. Groups will be able to exhibit
depressed, and have fewer eating disorders. Remarkably,
at the evening event and meet pro-life leaders from around
women who are Fortune 1000 CEOs are more likely to be
the world. Find out more at ProLifeWorldEvent.com.
married & have children than average American women.”
“Mothers fare better when their children are raised in a
traditional family. Single-mother families substantially are
more likely to be in poverty than their married counterparts,
even when adjusting for race. Married women are less likely
to be victims of violent crime at the hands of strangers.”
According to the Catholic League, the three largest
social service agencies in the nation – Catholic Charities,
Catholic Relief Services, & the Catholic Health Association –
are all run by women. Of the top three diocesan positions –
chancellor, CFO, & schools superintendent – 32% of these
571 positions across the nation are filled by women. In
contrast, of the six top jobs at the NYTimes, none are held
by women. Last year, the Women’s Media Center rated the
NYTimes last of 10 top newspapers in having the largest
gender gap. [Catalyst, June 2015]
The Pope is Coming, The Pope is Coming
This is the first time the Church’s World Meeting of
Families will be held in the U.S. The Congress itself is set
for Sept. 22-25, the Festival of Families on Sept. 26, and the
papal Mass on Sept. 27. The last two events will be on the
March for Life – in Lima and in Rome!
On Saturday, March 21, 2015, more than half million
people marched in the streets of the Peruvian capital in
defense of innocent unborn human life, making it the
largest pro-life march in all of Latin America. Susannah
Cavanaugh said: “We hope that people around the world
will be encouraged by the Peruvian people’s conviction and
will in turn break the chains of death and destruction in their
own countries.” [Population Research Institute Review,
May-June 2015.]
In May, Rome’s fifth March for Life signaled the growing
pro-life movement all throughout Europe, with more than
40,000 participants from all over the world, especially
youth. The event’s theme, “Defend Life, No Compromise”
was expanded to include not only abortion but also the
practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide in some
European nations. For Joao, a Portuguese university
student: “A society that is paying to kill their future
generation is a society that does not have any future in
itself.” [National Catholic Register, 5/31/15]
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