Bulletin

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 9, 2018

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

5:15pm

People of the Parish

7:00pm

People of the Parish

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018

7:30am

A.Accinni (Family)

9:00 am

Lucy Zagranic (Marie & Jim Fedele)

11:15am

Clifford Wildey (Music Ministry)

 

Monday

8am

Vincent Bacchetta (Carmela)

Tuesday

8am

Carole Porta (E. & R. Cerchione)

Deceased members of the Mario DiCarlo Family (Louise & Tony)

Wednesday

8am

Frank Crocetti (Sister)

Thursday

8am

Santo Calderone (Daughter, Sondra)

Friday

8am

Michael MacDonald (Anna McCulloch)

Scotty McCulloch (Anna McCulloch)

8:00am

Mary and Daniel Carey (Peg & family)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018

5:15pm

People of the Parish

7:00pm

Luis Sanchez (Family)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018

7:30am

Shane Haltmeier (Family)

9:00 am

Larry Carey (Family)

11:15am

Deceased members of the D’Andrea family (Lehnhoff family)

 

 

 

THIS WEEK AT OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

Rectory office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

and by appointment

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sunday

12/9

Masses    7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am

10:00am CCD (GH, School)

Monday
12/10

8:00am   Mass followed by Rosary

1:00pm Busy Hands (Hinds Room)

Tuesday

12/11

8:00am  Mass followed by Rosary

Wednesday

12/12

8:00am  Mass followed by Rosary

6:00pm  Rosary and Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

6:45pm  Adoration, Divine Mercy Chaplet

8:00pm  AA Meeting (Hinds Hall)

8:30pm  Benediction

Thursday

12/13

8:00am  Mass followed by Rosary

 Friday

12/14

8:00am  Mass followed by Rosary

8:30am  Adoration

2:15pm  Benediction

Saturday

12/15

8:00am  Mass followed by Rosary

8:30am  Confessions

** Lessons and Carols **

3:00pm in the Church

followed by refreshments at the school

5:15pm  Mass

7:00pm  Mass in Spanish

Sunday

12/16

Masses    7:30, 9:00, & 11:15am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIALS  FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2018 

The Altar Vigil Light in memory of Ann Marie Mackin Chappell, requested by the Dolce family.

 

The Bread and Wine for Frank Crocetti, requested by Jeanette.                                          

 

Altar Flowers are not on the Altar during Advent.                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH INCOME - DECEMBER 2, 2018
Collection Cash/Checks Automated Giving - Faith Direct Total
Regular Collection $6,797 $2,910 $9,707
Christmas Flowers $1,880 $831 $2,711
School Support $627 $213 $840
Total $9,304 $3,954 $13,258
Thank you for your continued support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINISTRY SCHEDULE

Saturday, December  15, 2018 - 5:15pm

EMHC- J. Stettner, mj Wildey

Lectors- J. Cuadra-Bird (1), R. Foegen (2)

Altar Servers- F. Schechter, P. Clear

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:30am

EMHC- C. Carrazza, Volunteer Requested

Lectors- J. Testa (1), D. Molloy (2)

Altar Servers- Volunteer Requested

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:00am

EMHC- D. Cubelli, M. Pascarella

Lectors- A. Arnold (1), C. Brown (2)

Altar Servers- S. Garry, Volunteer Requested

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:15am

EMHC- B. Feehan, M. Underwood

Lectors- M. Fragomeni (1), P. Hughes (2)

Altar Servers- M. Clark, P. Clark, V. Leal

Master of CeremoniesVolunteer Requested

Thurifer- Volunteer Requested

 

      

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET US PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL

Please remember the sick of our parish in your prayers, including: 

Kayla Norvis, The Ury and Marcello families, Charlie Zarzecki, Patricia (Gail) Bednar, Lauren Lewis, Sueli Campos, Trina Carlson-Weltner, Clara Kim, Patrick Glennon, Colton Farrell, Albert J. DiCarlo, Hannah Cerullo, Peter Onorati, Joe Venito, Rita Ginder, Joyce Ramirez, Margaret Brown, Avery Miller, Lisa Evans, Victoria Gormley, Patrick DeMare, Regina Clark, Denise Doty Cabezas, Margo Pantalone, Andrea Case, Marinko Lukin, Elaine Mazurek, Helen Z. Anderson, Lindsey Lampach, Anne Tasco, Jean Wardmasky, Michael Corrigan, & Paul Picconi.

Thank you for your prayers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLMC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Would you please help?

OLMC collects for the food pantry on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month. 

Food and personal care products are needed. Parishioners should bring them to the Church vestibule. 

Thank you for your generosity!

 

 

 

 

 

OLMC THRIFT SHOP – Christmas News!

Our Thrift Shop is a source of bargains and treasures for your shopping needs. Be sure to stop by!

Hours: Tues 10-2, Thurs 10-2, & Sat 9:30-2.

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY

 

Captain Mark Vogel USMC

Captain William F. DeRoberts

1st Lt. Kevin Lynch USMC

Captain Robert Beagen

SPC. Kyle Patterson

Pvt. Raymond McCormick

CPL. Michael Koval

LTJG Anthony John Kline

LCpl. S. Tyler Sims

(Please call the rectory if you would like the name of a family member added.  Names can be added by family members only.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THIS WEEK

 

Sunday

Bar 5:1-9

Phil 1:4-6, 8-11

Lk 3:1-6

 

Monday

Is 35:1-10

Lk 5:17-26

 

Tuesday

Is 40:1-11

Mt 18:12-14

 

Wednesday

Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab

Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47

 

Thursday

Is 41:13-20

Mt 11:11-15

 

Friday

Is 48:17-19

Mt 11:16-19

 

Saturday

Sir 48:1-4, 9-11

Mt 17:9a, 10-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby, Girl, Woman, Mom, ...

There will be 3500 killed in the US today from abortion.

No flags lowered, no presidents crying.

No media hyperventilating.

Normal day.”
- Matt Drudge (political commentator)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL SCHOOL NEWS

 

Dear Friends,

Nothing spreads the warmth and cheer of the holidays quite so much as caroling, and our students are very excited to head over to Victoria Mews this week and do just that! The children and residents alike love singing old favorites with one another and spending time together - it’s no wonder this event has become one of the highlights of the whole year.  We’ll post pictures on our blog, so be on the lookout!

Yours,

Douglas C. Minson

 

Have You Heard ...

OLMC enrollment has grown more than 50% in only two years and now sits around 125 students, with new families inquiring and applying almost weekly. Several families commute a half-hour to forty-five minutes each way to send their children to us and, in one of the most exciting signs of success, a number of families are now moving into the area specifically so that their children can attend OLMC. That’s something we should all be very proud of!

 

You Should Know…

Our mathematics curriculum is one of our topmost loves and greatest strengths.  From pre-K through 8th grade, we instill in students an ever-increasing sense of wonder and awe at the profound way in which the world displays order, pattern, and relation; from there, we train them to grasp its abstract nature, understand its intrinsic order, and hone their reasoning skills. In this way, students become versatile with and gain mastery over math not only as a body of knowledge about number and space, but also as a language and a system of logical structure. Above all, they learn to recognize and love the inherent beauty of mathematics.

Want to know how our recent graduates are doing in their Honors Geometry classes? They’ll be at our January Open House – come chat with them about how they think OLMC prepared them for high school!

 

Upcoming Events

December 12

Caroling at Victoria Mews

December 15

Lessons & Carols

December 19

Teacher Appreciation Lunch

 

Important Announcement

ICYMI: preparations for our Annual Gala are well underway! It will be on May 11th at the Birchwood Manor, and we can’t wait! It’s going to be an unforgettable evening, and we’re already having a ton of fun getting ready for it. We invite you to join us! If you’d like to be involved in planning this year’s event, please contact school@olmcboonton.org right away.

We all shop-–Buying gift cards through OLMC helps fund our school garden without any additional out-of-pocket expense for families.  

It’s easy to purchase gift cards:

·      School reception desk, Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 3:15 pm

·      After weekend Masses at OLMC church (ShopRite, Kings and ACME only)

·      Order online www.shopwithscrip.com  Use enrollment code:  B5A7DC656126

Contact Lori Testa at ljtesta@verizon.net for orders.

 

Grocery Card Sales to Support Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

ShopRite, Kings and Acme Available for sale after all Masses
Over 20 local retail stores and restaurants are available for sale at OLMC School during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Even greater selection online.  Visit www.shopwithscrip.com and use enrollment code B5A7DC656126 to enroll.

Contact Lori Testa at ljtesta@verizon.net to order, or with any questions.
Thank you for your participation and support!

 

Box Tops, Labels & Used Printer Cartridges for Education

OLMC is once again collecting Box Tops for Education, Labels for Education and used printer cartridges.  It’s an easy way to help our school.  Just cut the required portion of the box or label & drop it in the container at the back of the church.  It’s that simple!! Some example products:  Campbell’s Soup®, Pace®, Bic®, Post® Cereals & Treats, Pop Secret®, V8®, Dannon®, Betty Crocker®, Cheerios®, Pillsbury®, LandO’Lakes®, Hefty®, SCOTT®,Betty Crocker®…

And don’t forget to toss in your old Printer Cartridges!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION ...

As we go about our day, we can make that small act of faith.

 

 

When we encounter great joys:

Thank you, Jesus.

 

When we run into difficulties:

Jesus, I trust in You.

 

And then we will find blessing beyond our imagining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY IN TOUCH WITH OLMC!

Listen to Father Daniel's homilies on podbean.com:

 http://fatherdanielomullane.podbean.com/

Sign up for weekly emails and news by sending a note to admin@olmcboonton.org.

Simplify your giving by signing up with Faith Direct at www.faithdirect.net.   Our Church code is NJ791.

Register as a parishioner by visiting the rectory, calling us at 973-334-1017 or emailing us at admin@olmcboonton.org

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD...

 

 

 

 

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Saturday, December 15 at 3:00pm

Next Saturday, our lectors, adult and children’s choirs and more will help us celebrate the season with our annual Lessons and Carols celebration that will be held in the Church at 3:00pm. Following will be a light reception in the school gym. Please consider bringing finger foods, appetizers, cookies or cake to help with the celebration. These can be dropped off at the school between 9:00am and 3:00pm on Saturday. Please contact the rectory for more information. Thank you!                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK

Last weekend, did you take a little blue book that was in the basket? It has daily reflections for each day in Advent. Did you miss a day and then give up? It’s never too late start, so try again. Each takes only about six minutes a day to review and to reflect upon. So, start up again – it’s not too late!

 

 

 

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Over 100 volunteers work behind the scenes to keep our parish beautiful and orderly. These individuals give generously of their time and talents helping, for example, as collection “counters”, Church cleaners, and sacristans. There is a special request for someone to take charge of the Easter and Christmas flowers’ displays. If you are interested in what it entails, please contact Ronnie or Christina at the rectory. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS

Thank you to all members and guests who have supported our Annual Christmas party for many years. This year we are doing something different.  On January 6 we are gathering at IHOP in Boonton at 12:30pm.  The cost of the ticket is $15.00 for a preset menu.  Our Christmas Charity will be the Boonton Food Pantry.  We will be accepting monetary donations to purchase grocery gift cards.  All our welcome to join us.  For tickets please call Theresa Whritenour 973 334-9091 or Lorraine Lawn 973 334-4632

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

You are invited to join in the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe that will be run by our Hispanic community.  The celebration begins on Tuesday, December 11, at 10:00pm with a pilgrimage / procession, then Mass as 11:00pm, songs to Mary at 12midnight and breakfast at 1:00am.

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

Advent Blessings!

 

Something struck me this week that likewise shared by Dr. Tim Gray in his FORMED Advent Reflections (which you can get for free, by the way, through our parish account - www.olmc.formed.org). He said that the color purple abounds in Advent because we await a KING.

 

You’ve heard me say it a hundred times: Jesus is the King of the Jews, which makes him the Lord of all Nations and the rightful ruler of every human heart.

 

Isn’t this the great Advent theme? Think through the readings, prayers, and hymns of the season. So many of them have us expect the birth of a newborn king!

 

So what does it mean for us to await the birth of Jesus, the ruler of our hearts and minds, the Lord of our lives? It must mean, primarily, to bring ourselves under his rule, to submit our whole life - everything we are, everything we have, everything we think, say, and do - to him.

 

Let’s get practical. What does this look like?

 

Prayer, my friends. We must pray. There is simply no Christian who does not pray.

 

One of the ways to see prayer is the submission of my heart - of my will - to God. Think of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Not my will, but yours be done!” This is one of the reasons why I am so fond of lying prostrate before the tabernacle in church. It is a prayer posture of total submission to God, a posture that promotes my submission to him in every aspect of my life.

 

To submit ourselves to God in prayer, we must simply take the time - or even make the time - and give it to him. Start with ten minutes a day. Yes, every day. In those ten minutes of silence, pour out your heart to Jesus. Give him what you’re thinking and feeling with real honesty (he knows the truth anyway).

 

How do you know when you’re doing it right? When we open our hearts to God in prayer, he strengthens us with his love right where we shared our lives with him. Growth in love and joy and peace follows!

 

As always, if you’d like to talk this through just let me know. We actually have a handful of people here who serve the parish as mentors in the life of prayer… and I’m always happy to make the time for you!

 

Christ’s peace,

Father Daniel

δοῦλος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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