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Mass Intentions SATURDAY MARCH 12th 8:00 AM THE PEOPLE OF THE PARISH 5:00 PM NICHOLAS A. MARINO (THE FAMILY) SUNDAY MARCH 13TH 8:00 AM VITO PERAGINO (HENRY DISTEFANO) 9:30 AM RAYMOND WITTLE (JOE & CAROL FOTI) 11:00 AM PADDY MURPHY (HARRY & MARY DUNLEAVY)
MONDAY 8:00 AM MICHAEL WENNING (ROBERT & FRANCES MAYER) TUESDAY 8:00 AM GEORGE HAUENSTEIN WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM INTENTIONS OF LESLIE WIRTH (JOHN & GERALYN BOYCE) 7:00 PM VITO PERAGINO (BARBARA BAYLES) THURSDAY 8:00 AM ELIZABETH WATSON (DENICE LUSCIK) FRIDAY 8:00 AM IRENE PIZZTIOLA (MARILYN RAMA)
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH 8:00 AM MARK BRIGHAM (LINDA BRIGHAM) 5:00 PM INTENTIONS OF JOSEPH POLANSKI (THE FAMILY) SUNDAY MARCH 20TH PALM SUNDAY 8:00 AM HEATHER GLENNON (THE FAMILY) 9:30 AM CHARLES HAUTAU (THE FAMILY) 11:00 AM ED FLAHERTY (THE FAMILY)
The week of March 13th the Sanctuary Lamp Burns for: Robert Hagerman
Mon. 3/14 Confession Grade 9: 6:00pm -7:15 pm
Mon. 3/14 Confession 7:00pm-8:30 pm
Mon. 3/14 Eucharistic Adoration /Benediction 7:30 pm
Wed. 3/16 Mass 7:00 pm
Thurs. 3/17 Healing Mass 7:30 pm
Fri. 3/18 Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm
Sat. 3/19 Rel. Ed & Confirmation Classes
Sun. 3/20 Easter Egg Hunt 12:00 pm
Mon. 3/21 Chrism Mass at St. Philip (Clifton) 7:00 pm
Mon. 3/21 No Eucharistic Adoration /Confession 7:30 pm
Wed. 3/23 Mass 7:00 pm
March 5th & 6th $3,326 Diocesan Assessment $1,378 Total $4,704
Estimated Weekly Expense $6,500 Shortage ($1,796)
Envelopes Mailed: 219 Envelopes Received: 104
*If you are not already doing so, please use your envelopes each
week. Only contributions in your numbered envelope are recorded
for documentation required by the IRS.
The Catholic Academy of Sussex County is pleased to announce the Autumn 2016
opening of the Pope John XXIII Middle School for grades 5, 6, & 7.
Open House & Registration for Grades PreK-7 Tuesday evening, March 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Come see the exciting plans for our PreK-12th grade campus.
Hosted by Rev. George A. Brown School 294 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Linda Artigliere at 973.729.9174 Option 3
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT - MARCH 13TH
Please remember in your
prayers: Geraldine Czarkowski, Ambrosia Garcia, Monica Carrico,
Mary Kelleher, Hap Rowan, Sue
Geimer, Patricia Poole, Lucille Esposito
From the Desk of Father Ed:
This weekend we celebrate the 5th Sunday in Lent and continue to move closer to Holy Week, and the celebration of Easter Sunday. The Gospel for this Sunday is from St. John, the woman caught in adultery. The Jewish leaders of Jesus’ time set a trap for him with the hope that he would come to a similar fate as did John the Baptist who was beheaded by King Herod. If Jesus said to stone the woman who was caught in adultery and follow the Mosaic Law then they could turn him over to the authorities and have him arrested for insurrection because the Jewish people were under Roman rule and forbidden to put anyone to death. If Jesus said it was wrong to stone her and to let her live then they would have been able to discredit him in front of the crowds for not following the Jewish Law, which stated that adulterers be put to death by stoning.
Jesus outwitted the Jewish leaders of his time, who considered themselves to be righteous in the eyes of God by inviting them to throw the first stone at the woman. “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her…they went away one by one.” The trap that they tried to catch Jesus in was now on them. If they threw the stone then they would be liable to the Roman law and if they walked away then the people would look upon them as sinners.
Jesus poured out his mercy upon the woman caught in adultery and did not condemn her but rather forgave her. In this Year of Mercy given to us by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, we are all invited to experience the tender mercy of our God through the gift of His Church, which pours out mercy in her Sacraments, especially in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus told the woman to go and sin no more. The gift of his mercy and forgiveness is tied to his telling her of the need for conversion, the need for tuning away from her sins. The Gospel today invites us to receive his mercy and forgiveness but we must also work at turning away from our sins and we can only do that by grace and acceptance to grace. As we continue on our journey through this holy season of Lent let us turn from our sins and embrace the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness so that we can experience the joy the Lord wants to give us at Easter Sunday.
Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us,
Father Ed, Administrator
It was wonderful to see so many people come for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attend the Holy Hour and Benediction this past Monday night; I had to call Fr. Brian to assist me with hearing all the confessions. Be assured that God will continue to bless your families and our parish as you continue to turn to him in the healing Sacrament of Reconciliation. Reconciliation will be available this week at Monday, 7-8:30 Pm, Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 Pm , and Thursday evening after The Healing Mass at 7:30 Pm.
A special thanks to all those who contributed for the purchase of our new Allen Organ; the sound is magnificent! Also thanks to our music director, Margaret Meockel and her husband John for the many hours they spent researching for our new organ. The new organ will enhance our Liturgy for many years. We will be spending the next several weeks with the technician to fine tune the sound and volume levels so please be patient as we work to continue to improve the already beautiful sounding organ.
Thank you for donating the baby diapers that were delivered to Birth Haven and used to help mothers who are in need. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for organizing the drive and bearing witness to the faith.
Please consider joining us to celebrate the three most Holy Days of the Church: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (the Easter Vigil). See the bulletin for the Liturgy times.
March 12th– March 13th
5:00 pm Marilyn Stipo
8:00 am Debbie Carter
9:30 am Michelle Teitsma
11:00 am Carolyn Luisi
Palm Sunday March 19th– March 20th
5:00 pm Patricia Pfeil & Bob Mayer
8:00 am John Iacopelli & Tom Hudak
9:30 am Tom Lapinski & Barbara Bayles
11:00 am Katie O’Connor & Rick Hahn
Altar Server Schedule
March 12th– March 13th
5:00 pm Chris Pirello
8:00 am Nico Albanese
9:30 am Abigail Oras
11:00 am Xavier Munoz
March 19th– March 20th
5:00 pm Andrew Opitz
8:00 am Remy Hautau
9:30 am Matt & Paul Corazza
11:00 am Brian O’Connor
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 3rd, 2016
Divine Mercy Sunday is a very special Sunday when the Divine Floodgates from Heaven are wide-opened and Jesus offers us the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment to any soul who goes to Confession and receives Him in Holy Communion on that day
Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated at all Masses this weekend. There will be a special Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Confessions at 3:00 PM. Please come and join us – don’t miss out on the many graces the Lord wants to give us.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Holy Thursday March 24th
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Mass Of The Lord’s Supper 7:30 pm
Adoration will follow until 11:00 pm
Good Friday March 25th
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3:00 pm
Stations of the Cross 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday March 26th
Morning Prayer 8:00 am
Easter Vigil 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday March 27th
Masses 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am
Religious Education & Confirmation Registration Registrations are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 OLQP Religious Education Program. All returning students, as well as new students, must complete a registration form, no student is automatically re-registered. The REGISTRATION FORM can now be downloaded from our website at www.olqpbranchville.org under the Religious Education tab and mailed or brought into the Religious Education Office. We appreciate your kind support and cooperation. God bless you.
Religious Education Reconciliation Schedule Father Ed will be offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation to all students in our Religious Education Program from Grades 3 through 10 Below please find the Monday evening Lenten Reconciliation schedule for the students, however, if you are unable to make the recommended date, please feel free to come on another evening. MONDAY, MARCH 14 GRADE 9 6:00 pm-7:15 pm MONDAY, MARCH 28 GRADE 10 7:00 pm (after Confirmation Practice)
EASTER EGG HUNT
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