Stella Maris — a tithing parish
Stella Maris Catholic Church
Founded in the Marian Year 1954
2901 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Rev. John R. DiOrio
Pastor (ext. 3)
Rev. James T. McCabe
Rev. Msgr. James F. Connelly
Mrs. Carmella DeSimone — Business Manager (ext. 6)
Mrs. Lucille Hillerman — Director of Religious Education (ext. 5)
Sister Mary Agnes Kinee, IHM — Music Director (ext.7)
Sister Veronica Maier, SSJ — Parish Services Director (ext. 8)
Ms. Joanne Ruggiano / Ms. Regina LaSpada — Secretary (ext. 0)
Perpetual Adoration: Come adore our Eucharistic
Lord in the Little Flower Perpetual Adoration
Chapel located in the basement of the rectory. The
chapel is available for prayer at all times. However,
a key fob is necessary to gain entrance. Key fobs are
available at the Rectory.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Sunday: 5:00 pm (Saturday Vigil)
8:00 am; 9:30 am; 11:00 a.m.
Weekday: 8:00 am (Monday – Saturday)
Holy Days: 5:00pm Vigil; 8:00am; 7:00pm
Confessions: 4:00pm - 4:45 pm Saturday in Church
Anointing of the sick: In case of serious illness or
advanced age, please call the rectory.
Miraculous Medal Novena: Each Saturday
immediately following the 8am Mass. Veneration
of the relic of St. Catherine Laboure concludes the
Baptism: Anyone who plans to have their child
baptized is asked to call the Rectory to make
arrangements. Prior to the Baptism of your child—
parents must attend a Pre-Jordan Class, which is
held every third Wednesday of the month. Please
pre-register for Pre-Jordan by calling the Rectory.
The next Pre-Jordan Class will be held Wednesday,
July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Rectory. Baptisms
may be held any Sunday of the month—once PreJordan is completed.
Sponsors for Baptism And Confirmation: Anyone
asked to be a Godparent/Sponsor should contact
the rectory regarding their Letter of Eligibility.
Matrimony: Couples must contact the priest at
least six months prior to the intended wedding date.
All couples are required to attend pre-marital
instructions in preparation for marriage.
Stella Maris — a tithing parish
Website: www.stellamaris-phila.myownparish.com—E-mail: [email protected]
July 6, 2014
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
God’s Plan for Giving—Tithing—A Way of life
Collections for the weekend of June 28 & 29, 2014:
Income: Plate: - $5,599.50 + AWC - $120.84 = $5,720,34
Bills paid this week = Total Disbursements
Living Stewardship Now - Living God’s Word:
Lord, give us the rest only you can give when we feel burdened by life’s labors and sorrows. Open our hearts so that
we learn from you to seek and accept the yoke that is easy.
Give us the strength to help others with the burdens that
weigh them down.
Automated Withdrawal Contributions (AWC):
Your Church contributions can be automatically withdrawn
from your account and deposited directly to your parish
account. Your offering can be any amount you desire—and
it would eliminate your need to write checks. Please call the
rectory for more information.
Sick Relatives & Friends
Please pray for all the sick that they may be comforted:
Rosario Allia, Martha Basualdo, Kelly Anne Bodine, Anthony
Bologna, M/M Bracy, Donna Bria, Dominick Bucciarelli,
Rose Cappetto, Rose Correnti, Sister Jeanne Crane SSJ,
Donna Cunningham, Josephine DeCroce, Thelma DeSimone,
Arlene DiNicola, Joseph DiStephani,, Marie Donato,
Frederick Earlori, Virginia Faulkner, Samuel Fiore, Clara
Fioravanti, Russell Fiujalski, Marlene Flocco, Rose Fortuna,
Joan Gain, Evelyn Gardella, Keith Green, Maribel Guerrero,
Carol Holman, Elaine Horner, Howard Horner III, Lucy
Intelisano, Ann & Anthony Ippolito, Frank Kane, Vito
LaFranci, Ronald Lalli, Maria Russo-Landy, Kathleen
Magnotta, Samuel Marinelli, Marie Marino, Carmela Martini,
Edward Marquis, Michael Massaro, Donald McDermott,
Danielle McDevitt, Louise Mento, Lucy Michielli, Rose
Mirarchi, Cecelia Moore, Philomena Nardello, Thomas
Nardone, Patrick Oldfield, Marie Ordine, Madeline Perri,
Louis F Pintarelli, Madeline Porsia, Constantino Pozzi,
Angela Raffa, M/M Robert Reed, Jason Rindone, Carmella
Roselli, Keith Ross, Tony Saia, Marie Salvatore, Theresa
Salvatore, Ronald Sanders, Domenic Santaguida, Steven
Scanlon, Grover Simpson, James Trainor Jr., Lori Trischler,
Caila Tuohey, Cynthia and Stephen Tuohey, Robin Twaddell,
Mike Vicario, Nicholas Viggiano, Joseph Vitello, Ed
Williams, Pat Zollo, the military disabled, home-bound, and
We Pray for our Deceased Parishioners,
Relatives, and Friends:
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Perpetual Light
shine upon him. May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.
For the Week of July 6, 2014
8:00 + Brown & Gallagher Families (L&D)
9:30 + Friends & Families of Stella Maris (L&D)
11:00 + David Shaw
8:00 + Marietta & Concetta DiMaria
8:00 + Anthony & Lydia D’Ettorre
8:00 + Anne Marie McDonald
8:00 + Josephine & Giovanni Vinci
8:00 + Angelo & Josephine Gatto
8:00 + Dolce Family & Cass Just
5:00 + Domenick Catrambone
8:00 + Living & Deceased Members of Stella Maris
9:30 + Rosemarie Inverso
11:00 + Donna Ferriola-Caporelli
2014 MASS BOOK
There are some Masses now available
for 2014. Masses are available for some
Sunday morning Masses at various times. The Masses are
available at the Rectory (Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm) and
on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you. God bless.
Church Sanctuary Lamp
In memory of
At the request of
His Wife, Dawn, and Children
Bread & Wine
In memory of
At the request of
His Wife, Dawn, and Children
Adoration Chapel Lamp
In memory of
Thomas Di Orio
At the request of
SETTING ASIDE THE WEAPONS OF WAR
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
In our Gospel reading, we hear the words: “Come to
me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you
rest.” This invitation is extended by Jesus to all of us. However, these words do not mean inactivity. We are invited to
become yoke-mates with Christ. A yoke is an instrument that
allows heavy burdens to be carried or pulled without serious
chafing. Jesus is not promising us less accountability. He is
promising us help so that we can more easily bear our responsibility in following God’s will. We who are invited are
to accomplish this by learning from Jesus himself. He, too,
bears a yoke and the invitation is to share that yoke and thus
learn from him. Here the key to bearing one’s yoke is a close
imitation of Jesus’ gentleness and his being humble of heart.
All this will allow two things to happen. First, a heavy burden can still be managed. Second, that burden will seem
much lighter because Jesus himself is providing assistance.
As yoke-mates with Jesus, we can say with him that our yoke
is easy and our burden light. These words should give us
comfort especially in the trails and challenges that we face
each day. Jesus never made the promise to take away our
sufferings. Quite the opposite: Jesus promised us that we
will suffer. Suffering will always find us, because suffering
always has something to teach us, but let us never despair but
always turn to Christ, who will give us rest.
Be assured of my prayers. I ask you to remember
me in your prayers.
Father Di Orio
SUMMER IS HERE!
As you travel this summer with family and
friends, please remember your Parish
Family. I ask that you continue to support
Stella Maris over the summer by keeping up with your
contributions. God will surely reward you. We hope you
enjoy the beauty of summer and return home safely.
We thank you for your generosity.
A SUMMER BLESSING
May our Loving God watch over you and keep alive
in your heart all that you have learned this year.
Keep your mind on God. Remember to pray often
and to celebrate your faith at home with your family, and at
Mass with your faith family.
Keep your faith in God. Let all the joys of summer
remind you of God’s goodness. Never forget that God is
always with you, no matter what.
May the God of all creation, who comes to us in
Jesus and lives among us in the Holy Spirit, keep you safe,
happy, and holy this summer and always. Amen.
Why, we might ask as the prophet Zechariah today, would God want to banish chariots
and horses? The answer follows: because they
are used to violating God’s reign of peace, along
with the warrior’s bow. In the days of Zechariah,
chariots and horses were high-priced items used
only for war-making. They were the aircraft carriers and nuclear missiles of his day. And for his culture,
which thought of any king as being a military leader first and
foremost, a king riding on a lowly beast of burden to proclaim
peace without horses, chariots and bows would have set his
This lowly, beast-riding king of peace we believe, was
fulfilled in Jesus, gentle and humble of heart. In a world torn
by military strife often generated by differing religious views,
and even in our own lives and homes where we are often at
“war” over the tiniest things, we would do well to stop and
consider to what degree we are willing to be like that “king”
whose way of gentleness and humility is the way for us to
find rest for our weary souls.
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CCD Classes for the 2014-2015 school year will
take place on Sunday mornings. Registrations
for all students are being taken at the Rectory
Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.
When you register, you will need the following:
1) Completed Registration Form
2) Signed copy of “Appendix A” from the handbook
3) Baptismal Certificate for all new registrations
(if your child was not baptized at Stella Maris)
4) Signed letter of permission from your pastor
(if you are not a member of Stella Maris Parish)
5) Registration Fee of $125 per child for parishioners
and $150 for non-parishioners of Stella Maris.
PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION
Thank you for your generous support of the essential work of the Holy Father and his charitable acts through the Peter’s Pence Collection.
Our contributions will be combined with those from our
brothers and sisters around the world to help the Holy Father
reach out to those in need. Thank you for being a Pilgrim of
Charity through your generosity.
Next weekend the second collection will be
taken up for the Campaign for Human Development.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops,
working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring
good news to the poor ... release to captives ... sight to the
blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18)
Thanking you in advance for your constant support for the
poor and needy of those among us. God bless you.
PARISH UPCOMING TRIPS
ANNUAL NOVENA TO SAINT ANNE
Stella Maris Star of the Sea Seniors will
host an overnight bus trip to Resorts Casino/Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, on Monday and Tuesday,
September 8 and 9, 2014. The cost is $140 per person double/
triple occupancy or $187 per person single occupancy. Price
includes: overnight stay at Resorts (slot bonus and dinner
buffet); Tropicana slot bonus and “Philly Gold Salute to
Bandstand” Show; baggage handling; round-trip motor coach
transportation via JC Tours; Inc.; all taxes and gratuities
(except restaurants and JC Tours Driver).
Saint Anne Parish, 2328 East Lehigh Avenue,
will hold its annual novena in Honor of Good
Saint Anne from July 18 to July 26. Novena
services are at 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Reverend
Matthew T. Allman, C.Ss.R. will be the homilist. A solemn closing ceremony will take place at 7:00pm,
on July 26, The Feast of Saint Anne. It will be an evening of
great solemnity. Hope to see you there-and bring a friend.
Deposit and payment information:
Deposit due NOW:
Double/Triple occupancy: $70 pp / Single occupancy: $94 pp
Full payment due by July 11:
Double/Triple occupancy: $70 pp / Single occupancy: $93 pp
Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti
High School and Dr. Richard Fuller offer a
comprehensive 35 hour training / learning experience in a
PSAT/SAT Program (with a student ration of 12:1 in
math). Call Dr. Fuller at 610-275-9660 or Neumann-Goretti
High School at 215-465-8437, ext 243, for more information. Classes begin July 7. Fall classes start October 20,
2014. All classes are held at SS. John Neumann and Maria
Goretti High School, 1736 South 10th Street, Philadelphia.
Please make checks payable to Star of the Sea Seniors. You
may mail payments to: Stella Maris Rectory, 2901 S 10th
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.
Stella Maris Star of the Sea Seniors have planned a trip to
New York City to see the Broadway Musical “Rocky” on
Wednesday, November 19, 2014. (As you know, “Newsies”
will be cancelled as of August 24, 2014. We are sorry for
any inconveniences this may have caused.)
The cost is $185.00, which includes: Orchestra seating for the
show; Free Time in NYC before the show; Family Style dinner at Carmine’s Times Square Restaurant; Round-trip motor
-coach transportation via JC Tours, Inc.; all taxes and gratuities (except JC Tours Driver).
A non-refundable deposit of $100 per person is due NOW.
The final payment ($85) is due September 23. Please make
your checks payable to “Star of the Sea Seniors” and you
can mail them to: Stella Maris Church, 2901 S 10th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19148.
The Itinerary for the day is as follows;
9 AM—Depart from 10th & Bigler Streets
11 AM—Approximate arrival in NYC—Free time
2 PM—Showtime at Winter Garden Theatre
4:30PM—Group walk to dinner
(One bus will be available, for those who cannot walk, to
pick them up from the Theatre and drop off at Carmine’s)
5 PM—Family Style Dinner at Carmine’s
7PM—Depart for home
9PM—Approximate arrival home
For more information on any of these trips, please call Marge
(215-463-3386) or Helen (215-468-6618).
PARISH FROZEN FOOD PROGRAM
Our Parish Frozen Food Program is in dire need
of dinners of all kinds: pasta, chicken, beef, ham,
pork and fish. We kindly ask that meals prepared
contain meat or fish, a starch (pasta/potatoes/rice)
and a vegetable. Those who receive these meals are elderly
and it is healthy for them to get a balanced, nutritious meal.
Thank you for sharing with the needy.
NAZARETH ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER
PROGRAMS - The Athletic Department of Nazareth Academy High School offers a few summer camps, as follows:
Cheerleading Camp; Glee Camp; Discover Science Camp;
Strength and Conditioning Camp; Softball Camp; and Basketball Camp. These programs are at various times, days,
and dates throughout the summer months. To register for
these programs, please visit their website for the forms at
www.nazarethacademyhs.org or contact the Athletic Office
at 215-268-1027 for more information.
NEUMANN & GORETTI-CLASS OF 1974
40TH HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Class of 1974 of St. John Neumann and St.
Maria Goretti High Schools, will celebrate
their 40th High School Reunion on Friday, September 12,
2014 at IATSE Ballroom, 2401 Swanson Street. Please register at www.NGHS74.com or call 215-397-7543 where upto-date info will be available.
THE MASS ON TV
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Television Mass
Watch the Television Mass on Sunday mornings
at 5:30 am, WPVI-TV - Channel 6. It will be
rebroadcast each Sunday at the following times: 9 am - DT-2
Channel 6 Digital; 10 am at LaSalle University 56; and 5 pm
at DT-2 Channel 6 Digital. The Archdiocese thanks Channel
6 for its generosity in broadcasting the Television Mass.
Catholic Sunday TV Mass
Catholic TV Mass for the homebound in Philadelphia is
now available at 8:30 am on WMCN - Channel 44 and at
9:00 am on WTVE - Channel 51. For cable/satellite channels, check TV listings for WMCN & WTVE or visit their
website at www.MySundayMass.org.
UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS
Theology of the Body (Institute) - located in
Downingtown, will host the 2014 International
Theology of the Body Congress July 9-11, at the Sheraton
Hotel in Philadelphia. Many leading experts will gather to
share the teachings of Pope Saint John Paul II’s Theology of
the Body. For info visit www.tobcongress.com.
Bicycle Camp for Individuals with Disabilities - iCan Bike
Camp will be held from July 7 through July 11, 2014 located
at The Academy of Notre Dame, Villanova, PA. Attend one
75 minute session per day. To be eligible to enroll, riders must
be at least eight years old, have a disability and be able to
walk without an assistive device, such as a walker or cane.
Riders must be able to side-step quickly to both sides, must
have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh
no more than 220 pounds. The Cost of the camp is $225.For
more information, please contact: [email protected]
Retreat with Fr. Andrew Apostoli - July 11 to 13, 2014 “Why is the Message of Fatima so Relevant for your Life &
Family Now?” Fr. Andrew will help you understand and discover why the messages given by the Blessed Mother to three
Portuguese children are just as relevant today as when they
were first given in 1917. To register, call 610-644-0400 or
Your Parish in
ADORATION CHAPEL CANDLES
Two Adoration Chapel candles are available to be
offered for the living or deceased, which remain
lit for seven days. If interested, please complete
the information and return it to Stella Maris
Rectory with a $20 donation for each candle. All
names will appear in our Church Bulletin.
IN HONOR/MEMORY OF:
ALTAR BREAD AND WINE
Altar Bread and Wine may be offered for an
entire week. If you are interested, please
complete the information below and return it to
Stella Maris Rectory with a donation of $25.
All names will appear in our Church Bulletin.
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