FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

February 17, 2013

Pierwsza Niedziela Postu

17-ego lutego 2013

MASS INTENTIONS & MASS SCHEDULE

INTENCJE MSZALNE I PLAN MSZY

 

FEBRUARY 16 SATURDAY / SOBOTA

4 PM Stanley Zych req. by Elzbieta Trocki Stark

Anna Blake Anniversary req. by Betty Blake

FEBRUARY 17 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA

9:00 Witold Bajszczak na prosbe Jadwigi i Mitrofana

Dawidowicz z Rodzina

Robert (Bobby) Domzall i Mieczyslaw Szczech od Rodziny i Przyjaciol

10:30 Josephine L. Dolce req. by Robert and Danelle Wisniewski

Helen Hoffman and Jane Woods req. by niece Connie Wilke

FEBRUARY 18 MONDAY / PONIEDZIALEK

9:00 No morning Mass

FEBRUARY 19 TUESDAY / WTOREK

9:00 No morning Mass

FEBRUARY 20 WEDNESDAY / SRODA

9:00 Msgr. Edward Buccia Anniversary req. by Betty Blake

FEBRUARY 21 THURSDAY/ CZWARTEK

9:00 Stella and Anthony Kaminski req. by Son Richard

FEBRUARY 22 FRIDAY / PIATEK

9:00 Michael Kryza req. by Sister

FEBRUARY 23 SATURDAY / SOBOTA

4 PM Mary and David Hughes req. by the Bryant Family

Sophia Schultz req. by Patricia Schultz

FEBRUARY 24 SUNDAY / NIEDZIELA

9:00 Karol Tonia req. by Diane and Jadzia Tonia

10:30 Helen Hoffman and Jane Woods req. by niece Connie Wilke

Helen Walczak req. by Michele Zembruski

Helen Walczak req. by Walter Wrotny

 

Sanctuary Lamp in memory of Angelo & Stella (Daroszewski) Romano

req. by Richard Jaskiewicz

 

If you are ill and wish to be added to the sick list please call the rectory.

 

We ask God’s blessing for the strengthening & healing of our sick & homebound. Please pray for: Christian Clopp, Harry Corn, Kazimiera Olejnik, Eleanor Tureck, Walter Lyskiewicz, Ira & Betty Whittle, Baby John Harshaw III, Ted Balabuch and his Daughter Kristen Balabuch, Helen Gardygajlo, Kathy Dominik, Irene Talarowski, Jeanette Dudek.

Please pray for the Deceased & their Families: Helen Nichols, Joseph Gorski, Ronald Banasiak, T. Soltys, Frank Kwoka, Christos Kolioutas, Blanche Vogt, Jeannette S. “Jean” Palczewski, Dolores Webb, Helen Walczak, Helen Kwoka, Zbigniew Domzall, Helen Starr, Mieczyslaw Szczech, John Lock, Barbara H. Thomas.

 

What are Holy Days of Obligation?

Discovering hope and joy in the Catholic faith.

Holy days of obligation “complete the Sunday observance by participation in the principal liturgical feasts which honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2043). Different countries can have different holy days. In the United States we have six: the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1), the Ascension (40 days after Easter), the Assumption (August 15), All Saints (November 1), the Immaculate Conception (December 8), and Christmas (December 25).

 

PARISH NEWS

WIADOMOSCI PARAFIALNE

1. We have a few 120th anniversary ad books left. If someone would like an additional one they are available for a donation of $10. Please contact the rectory for details.

2. Mamy do rozprowadzenia pare publikacji, ktore zostaly z obchodow 120-lecia zalozenia parafii. Sa one dostepne w kwocie $10. Zainteresowane osoby prosimy o kontakt z domem parafialnym.

3. If anyone would like to receive their contribution statement for year 2012 please contact the rectory at 856 963 1285.

4. Jezeli ktos z panstwa chcialby otrzymac dokument potwierdzajacy ilosc dokonanych ofiar na rzecz kosciola w 2012 prosimy o kontakt z domem parafialnym pod numerem tel. 856 963 1285.

5. Stations of the Cross will be held in the chapel on Friday evenings during Lent at 6pm.

6. W kazdy piatek Wielkiego Postu odbywaja sie stacje Drogi Krzyzowej o godz. 18.00 w kaplicy.

 

THE KEYS TO HOLINESS

To many of us, prayer means using a Bible or a Rosary and committing exclusive time to God. Yet St. Paul exhorts us to “pray without ceasing”(1 Thessalonians 5:17). How can we do that and still function during the day?

Do God’s will. It can be tempting to reserve God only for prayer time or Mass time and go it alone the rest of the time. However, if we also determine to do God’s will throughout the day, all that we do becomes a prayer and we “pray without ceasing.”

Think Godly thoughts. God is always with us. We can speak directly to him whenever we want, especially when we need help or advice, or just want to talk. Of course, this continuous conversation should include praising and thanking him and saying, “I love you.” But this means rejecting thoughts that won’t lead to God – resentments, grudges, or sinful thoughts. Eventually we will find that we are praying without ceasing and our prayers will be fruitful beyond our imaginings.

 

 Lent leads us back to God.

“For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment” (Joel 2:12). Lent may be a penitential season, but it is also a wonderful reminder that no matter how we let sin interfere in our relationship with God, he always wants us back. Gracious and merciful is he.

“Return to me with your whole heart.” Throughout the year, sin creeps into our daily lives almost without our noticing. A bad habit such as becoming preoccupied with material goods or gossiping can keep us from loving God fully. Lent is a time to examine our lives and sweep aside whatever keeps us from giving God our whole heart.

“Rend your hearts, not your garments.” God doesn’t just want outward acts of repentance because they can be performed without real sorrow. Our Father wants a change of heart. Start with Confession and then determine to practice virtues such as prudence, temperance, and fortitude.

“Gather the people, notify the congregation.” Help spread God’s love to his people.

Make a point of inviting someone to attend Mass with you who may not attend regularly or become more active in your parish to build it up. Lent is also the time to attend Mass more often than just once a week and join in the prayers of Christ’s Church.

If you would like to receive a Holy Communion at home or hospital call Father Pawel at any time.

Jezeli ktos pragnie otrzymac sakrament Komunii Swietej w domu lub szpitalu prosimy dzwonic do domu parafialnego o kazdej porze dnia i nocy.

 

SANCTUARY LAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A DONATION OF $10.00. PLEASE CALL THE RECTORY TO REQUEST ONE IN MEMORY OF YOUR LOVED ONES.

GOD BLESS YOU.

 

Natural family planning (NFP) is a healthy, effective, economical, ecological, and communication-enhancing way to plan your family in accord with catholic teaching.

 

Natural Family Planning Course

Thursdays: February 21, March 21, and April 18, 2013 7-9:30 Pm.

At Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish Center, Gibbsboro, NJ

Register online at: www.ccli.org and enter zip code. Deadline for registration is Feb. 17th.

Virtual Family Planning Course is also available at www.ccli.org

For more information contact Cecilia at 856 753 1906.

www.live-the-love.org

 

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