In His holy Name, Rev. Thomas J. Serafin

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From the Pastor

March 10, 2013


4
th

Sunday of Lent
Laetare ‘Rejoice’ Sunday


Mass for the

Forgiveness of Sins


In this ‘Year of Faith’
I’m explaining the
revised Roman Missal
orations that were
not

on a Sunday last
year. May our
reflections on these the
ologically rich, deeply
beautiful Mass orations, gleaned from the book
Essential Presidential Prayers and Texts
,

help us
grow in our Catholic
FAITH
!




For the Forgiveness of Sins
-

Collect


Graciously hear the prayers of those who call upon
you, we ask,
O Lord, and forgive the sins of those
who confess to you, granting us in your kindness
both pardon and peace.

Or:

Be merciful to your people, O Lord,

and absolve them from all sins,

so that what we deserve by our offenses

may be avoided by your pardon.


All Have Sinned
.

As the humorous cartoon
above notes, even Priests are sinners and must
go to Confession for absolution, for we cannot
forgive ourselves! [And children DO say the
funniest things in Confession; one time a child
scanned the reconciliation
room and then asked
“Are you sure no one else will hear what I say?”]

However, sin and its cancerous side effects are
no laughing matter, for they destroy our peace
of mind, poison our relationship with God and
one another, weaken our resolve to live in gr
ace
and make us doubt our God
-
given goodness!


I entitled this section “
All Have Sinned
µ

which
comes from Romans 3:23
-
24:
“all have sinned
and are deprived of the glory of God. [But] they
are justified freely by his grace through the
redemption in Christ
Jesus.”
For while Saint Paul
justly condemns us as imperfect sinners, he also
recalls the perfect remedy: Christ’s free gift of
grace! In the Catholic understanding of how
God works, we
must

use our senses to repent
and to celebrate God’s pardon and peac
e; ergo,
the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation! So
come to our Penance Service a week from this
Wednesday, March 20, to confess your sins and
hear the beautiful words of absolution.



For the Forgiveness of Sins
-

Prayer over the Offerings


We offer

you, O Lord, the sacrifice of conciliation
and praise, that, being moved to compassion,

you may both pardon our offenses

and direct our wavering hearts.

God Makes the First Move
.

Some say today’s
Gospel of the Prodigal Son should be called the
Forgivin
g Father, for the father keeps vigil for his
wayward son’s return and then lavishes his
forgiveness on him! Yet there are so many
people
-

far too many people
-

who sadly choose
NOT to come home to receive their Father’s
loving embrace in the Sacrament of
Penance or
Reconciliation! For the Priest who awaits them
in the Confessional is not there to judge but to
bring God’s pardon and peace; he is not there to
condemn but to redirect the wayward; he is not
there to scold or ridicule but to affirm and assure
repentant sinners that the forgiveness they seek
is, indeed, God’s gracious gift to them!


What must we say and do to make a ‘good
confession?’ We start with our state in life [I’m
married, single, etc.] and the approximate time
of our last confession. W
e then list all serious,
grave or mortal sins by number and kind; a
general admission suffices for all lesser, venial
sins: self
-
centeredness, impatience, intolerance,
etc. As the doctor of our soul, the Priest may
prescribe a penance [a prayer or pious a
ct that
redirects us to a better life] after which he prays
the Prayer of Absolution. The Act of Contrition
is prayed by
all

during

the service from a printed
program … so don’t let not knowing what to say
or do keep you away! Come and be reconciled!



F
or the Forgiveness of Sins
-

Prayer after Communion


Grant us, merciful God, that, receiving in this gift
the forgiveness of sins, we may be able

by your grace to avoid sinning from now on

and to serve you in sincerity of heart.



God’s Gift of Forgivenes
s
.

As this oration makes
clear, God’s pardon and peace come to us
through His gift. In the context of holy Mass, for
which this prayer was written, God’s forgiveness
comes through the gift of Christ’s Sacred Body,
which was offered up for us, and His Pre
cious
Blood, which was poured out to forgive sins.
But those guilty of mortal sin must first receive
God’s gift of mercy in Confession. And ALL are
strongly encouraged to confess at least once a
year, even if they have no mortal sins, so as to
stay in Go
d’s good graces! Will you come to
enjoy God’s gift of forgiveness in Confession?


In
His holy Name,





Rev. Thomas J. Serafin


Services and Intentions:

March 9
-
17


Saturday

Vigil:
Fourth

Sunday of Lent


5:00 pm

John Wisniowski




r/o:
Bill & Lori Bo
ughner


Sunday

Fourth

Sunday of Lent


8:00 am

Richard Otto Vollrath




r/o:
The Nagle Family


9:30 am

Michele Henry




r/o:
The Ferrari Family


11:30 am

Elizabeth Taroni




r/o:
Masi & Loyer Families


Monday



9:00 am

Laverne Recknagel




r/o: Don & Bets
y Ellis


Tuesday



9:00 am

Michele Henry




r/o:
Christine & Frank Steinberg


Wednesday



9:00 am

Chester Nagel





r/o:
Ann Padovani


Thursday



9:00 am

John Christopher Boehmer




r/o:
Mom


Friday



9:00 am

Chester Nagel




r/o:
Ruth Pryor


Saturday

Vigi
l:
Fifth

Sunday of Lent


5:00 pm

Myra Wisniewski




r/o:
Joe & Judy Hilton & Family


Sunday

Fifth

Sunday of Lent


8:00 am

Margaret Heffner




r/o:
The Steinberg Family


9:30 am

Alfredo Mendoza Gruela




r/o:
Eileen Bufe & Family


11:30 am

Bernie Frain




r/o:
Norma & Paul Santella

******************************************************

The
Bread and Wine

will
be offered

this week

In Memory of
Kay McGinnis

As requested by Patrick & Anne Hayes

******************************************************

The Sanc
tuary Lamp will burn this week

In Memory of
Joseph Tinley

As requested by Ann & Jim Letchford



Easter Flowers


If you plan to honor your loved ones with
Easter flowers and would like to be
included in the Flower Insert in the
bulletin, please return you
r flower
envelope prior to March 24: Palm Sunday
of the Passion of the Lord.

Our Parish
Prayers

“For everything there is a season and a time for
every purpose under heaven…”



a time to be born…



a time to heal…
We pray for all the sick of our
Parish an
d especially for:

Angela Barbato

Callum Benderoth

Jack Boland

Barry Catanzareti

Carol Clerico

Austin Cowan

Nancy Dwyer

Patrick Ewart

Hayley Filippini

Bernadette Flynn

Tracy Hennessy

Dave Hudak

Margaret Hunt

Tommy Kelly

Kevin Kelton

Valerie Kikolski

Bob Kl
ett

Stephanie Klimchak

Julian Kotulich

Dave Kreutzer

Ann LaCorte

Jim Lammens

Barbara Majerscak

Michele Marsala

Christine Martino

Stephen Maszczak

Mary Beth Mavus

Nancy McCluney

Dennis Millar

Marie Murray

Mariam Nawab

Gertrude Neis

Bradley Opdyke

Nancy Pell
icane

Richard Pellicane

Erik Polhemus

Gene Purugganan

Mely Purugganan

Henry Rozborski

Nicolas Santos

Brian Schoener

Luigi Stellato

Betty Ware


a time to die…

Richard Gallo





March 3
, 2013

$
17,153.00



Thank You!


Mortgage Information


Beginning Mortga
ge

$

2,600,000


Current Balance

$

2,353,958


Principal Paid to Date

$

246,042


Interest Paid to Date

$

492,954


Monthly Payment

$

14,761.41


Lenten Penance Service


The Parish Lenten Penance Service
will be held

Wednesday, March 2
0

at 7:30PM.

There will
be several
priests available to hear individual
confessions.

*********************************************

2
nd

Collection Next Weekend

Native and Black American Collection

Catholic Relief Services


The proceeds from next weekend’s 2
nd

collection
will benef
it Native and Black Americans as well
as the Catholic Relief Services. Please be as
generous as your means allow. Thank you.


Parish Ministry Contacts

To become active in a ministry, please contact the
ministry head. A complete list of ministries can



be found in the narthex under the statue of

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton or on our parish website:
www.parishesonline/seasthreebridges
.

Coordinator of Ministries: Helen Thorn
ton~391
-
5446


Adult Choir/Cantors

.......

Brett Walzer ~ 782
-
1475 x20

Adult Faith Formation

....

Diane Luceri ~ 782
-
1475 x14

Altar Servers

......................
Suzanne Wooby ~ 369
-
6390

Baptismal Prep

..........

Anne & Brian Moore ~ 534
-
2136

Children’s Choir

......................

Coleen Cucci ~ 346
-
0367

Children’s Liturgy
(CLOW)

..

Kelly Robison ~ 284
-
2234

Employment Group

...............

Deacon
Mike ~ 400
-
3036

EM of Holy Communion/Homebound/Hospital

............



Larry Dawkins ~ 284
-
1617

Fatima Rosary

............................

Shirley Frey ~ 806
-
4889

Guitar Group

.........

Rusty & Linda Williams ~ 782
-
7551

Hospitality
-
After Mass

.....

Pauline M
artino ~ 240
-
5959

Interfaith
Hospitality

...........

Karin Vollrath

~
534
-
0025

Knights of Columbus

...............

Bob Wright ~ 369
-
3545

Lazarus Ministry

................

Helen Thornton ~ 391
-
5446

Linens Ministry

........................

Parish Office ~ 782
-
1475

Liturgical Environment

....

Norma Santella ~ 782
-
1475

Men’s Club

.........................

Dea
con Paul ~ 782
-
1475 x13

Prayer Shawls

.......................

Judy Herdman ~ 782
-
7973


Pat Rivero ~ 806
-
7890

Readers

................................
....

George Keith ~ 369
-
8650

Religious Formation
Main Line

........................

284
-
2929


P.C.L.
...........................
Mariam Nawab ~ 284
-
2929 x23


Confirmation

..........

Lynnsey
Magyar

~ 284
-
2929 x24


RF Secretary
..............................

Gina P
erez ~ 284
-
2929


Safe Environment Background Coordinator

...............




Helen Schuler ~ 369
-
6618


Summer RF
................................

Gina Perez ~ 284
-
2929


Karen Baron ~ 806
-
4384

Respect for Life
......................

Helen Schuler ~ 369
-
6618

R.C.I.A.

................................

Diane Luceri ~ 782
-
1475 x14

Sacristans

.........

Maureen & John Lybarger

~
369
-
5331

Seton Seniors

.........................

Ben Mulhearn ~ 284
-
2650

Sextons

................................
.........

Eileen Bufe ~ 369
-
6642

Soup Kitchen

.........................

Cathi Hynoski ~ 208
-
8680

T
een Ministry

.............

Lynnsey
Magyar

~ 284
-
2929 x24

Tween Ministry

...................

Margie Kolatac ~ 371
-
0721

Usher/
Ministers of Hospitality

.

Bob Caron ~ 236
-
6492

V
acation Bible School

...............

Marissa Sias
~
237
-
0133


................................
.

Marian Wasitowski
~ 609
-
333
-
9985

Wedding Coordinator

.........

Geri Kaczorek

~
369
-
3712

Women’s Spirituality

.......

Mary Ann Hauck

~
369
-
5483




Can’t Make it to Daily Mass?


This Lent you can stay connected
with daily readings

with reflection;
Liturgy of Hours; Rosary; Stations of
the Cross; New American Bible and
MORE! There is a great
FREE

Catholic app available for your
android
-
based or iphone device
called “Laudate.” Check it out!!


Ministers of the Liturgy

We acknowledge

with appreciation the following
Liturgical Ministers who will serve at next weekend’s
Masses:
March 16 & 17

5:00 PM Mass

Sacristan:
R. Pryor;
E.M. of Holy Communion:


J. Mazur, S. Mania, R. Koch, D. Luceri, T. Luceri,

L. Magyar,
L. Delasandro, G. Kaczorek
;
Readers:


F. Fischl, D. Geisler
;
Altar Servers:
Goebel, Pedrani,
Bindas’s

8:00 AM Mass

Sacristan:
B. Lieto
;
E.M. of Holy Communion:

F. Dzwonczyk, S. Dzwonczyk, D. Bovino, K. Zalewski,
J. Zalewski, B. Dornan,

L. Dornan, J. Cornetta
;
Readers:
A. Wuest, J. McQuade
;
Altar Servers:
Polkowski’s, Cornetta, VanDine

9:30 AM Mass

Sacristan:
M. Lybarger
;
E.M. of Holy Communion:


P. Witko, M. Lybarger, W. Biase, M. Biase, R. Farrell,


V. Farrell, B. Housman, P. Ho
usman
;
Readers:


S. Boehmer, B. Weber
;
Altar Servers:
Ferrari, Waters’s

11:30 AM Mass

Sacristan:
D. Mehl
;
E.M. of Holy Communion:

M. Sammis, M. Schuler, H. Schuler, P. Norris,


E. Balunis, T. Boelter, B. Boelter, B.
Caron
;
Readers:

J. Drake, K. Donohue
;
Altar Servers:
Lauber’s,
Capone, Kotlar





Stations of the Cross


Stations of the Cross will be
celebrated every Friday during lent at
7:30 pm in the Church. This week’s
stations will be led by
the
Confirmation
Candidates and Teen
Ministry
.


All are welcome.


**********

Can’t make Stations of the Cross on
Fridays?

Don’t let that keep you
away!

Our church is open most weekdays from
8:00 AM until

8:30 PM. Come at a time best for
you and pray the stations. There a
re several
different versions of the Stations available on
the shelf near the 1
st

Station.
Choose a different
one for each week of Lent!


*********************************************

Your Personal Intentions this Lent


Use the container set up near the
c
ross in the narthex for your
personal intentions. Put your
Lenten intention on a piece of
paper and place it in the jar. At the
Easter Vigil when we light the new
fire, our intentions will be burned
amid the new flames.




Religious Formation News



R
F Upcoming Events


Mar 11
,

12

7
th

Grade Classes
:
Stations of the


Cross in Church

-

Parents welcomed

Mar 20

Lenten Parish Penance Service


Grades 2
-
8

Mar 25,26,27

NO RF Classes


Holy Week

April 1

Fall Registration Deadline for Discount

April 1,2,3

NO RF
Classes


Easter Break


*********************************************

Attention Parents of children in Grades 5
-
8

Family Life Worksheet Due Dates



Unit 4: February 24, 2013

** Past Due **


Unit 5: April 14, 2013

Units 1,

2
, 3

and
4

are now past due. Pl
ease
return worksheets to the

RF office as soon as
possible.


*********************************************

Future SRF Reflection & Mass Events


Reflection Events

Completed Reflection Serves as Attendance

Lent

Every Friday night
EXCEPT Good Friday

-


Stati
ons of the Cross

Mar 29

Noon
-

Good Friday


Children’s Passion Play

**********

Mass Events

Registration Required After Receiving Email

Easter & Marian Devotion:

April 20
-

4:00 PM; April 21
-

10:30 am


*********************************************

2013
-
201
4 Fall Religious Formation


Registration
has begun.

Register before April 1
to
qualif
y

you for a discount.


*********************************************

2013 Summer Religious Formation


SRF r
egistration
is now closed.


SRF 20
13
will take

place July 8
-
1
1 & July 15
-
18.


*********************************************

2013 Summer Religious Formation

(SRF
)


SRF is a privilege. All families wishing to be
considered for the 2013 Program need to be
attending Mass regularly. Regular Mass
attendance is verified v
ia the weekly envelopes,
which is a normal procedure in most parishes.
Please note no set amount or any amount is
required.
The use of the envelopes is used for
verifying attendance only
.

God monitors your
attendance always, we began in October.

Help is

Needed

Please sign up to be a Catechist, an Aide, a
Substitute Catechist or a Hall Monitor in the RF
office or call 908
-
284
-
2929 for the upcoming
school year. We a
ppreciate your time and talent.


As an incentive, all Catechists will receive 100%
refund of

registration fees at the end of the
school year. All other Ministers, Aides, Hall
Monitors, and Building Coordinators will receive
50% refund of their registration fees at the end
of the school year.

*********************************************

2
nd

Grade

Upcoming Events

Mar 9 & 10

Sign In; Gold Book Lesson #9


Handout at Sign
-
in

Mar 11,
12
,
13

FHC
Gold Books Due Back

Mar. 13

FHC Practice in the Church





Parents welcomed

Mar. 18,19,20

FHC Practice in the Church





Parents welcomed

Mar. 23&24

NO Sign In



Palm Sunday

Mar. 30&31

NO Sign In


Easter


2013 First Holy Communion Dates

4/13, 4/14, 4/20, 4/21, 4/27, 4/28, 5/4

**********

**Attention 2
nd

Grade Parents**

Please send
in a
wallet
-
size photo of your 2
nd

grader to the RF office or drop it off at Mass s
ign
-
in
ASAP. Make sure your child’s first and last name is
written on the back. These pictures will not be
returned to you; they will be displayed on our FHC
banner.

*********************************************

8
th

Grade Upcoming Events

March 11

Station
s of the Cross

March 18

Letter to the Bishop Due

April 6

Confirm. Retreat: 10
:45 AM
-
6:30
PM

April 15

Holy Week Report Due

May 6

All Reflections Due; Confirm. Practice

May 13

Closing Prayer S
e
r
vice: 7:45 PM

May 19

Confirmation at 11:30 AM Mass and


a speci
al 2:00 PM Mass

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Topics & Dates
to

be covered:


Getting Started as a Catechist:

May 7, 2013


Ro
les of the Catechist:

May 21, 2013


The Person of the Catechist:

May 28, 2013


Adult Faith Formation

“Year of Faith”



During the season of Lent in this
“Year of Fait
h,” be sure to consider
one of the many
opportunities
that we offer at SEAS for
enriching your faith and
deepening your relationship with
Christ. See the details listed on
this page for more information for Lent and
beyond!
If you have questions or would l
ike to
sign up for any of our AFF programs, please
contact Diane Luceri: 782
-
1475
x
14 or
dluceri@easeton.net
.



Lenten Bible Study: Jesus’ Passion

Tuesdays: 9:30

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In this bible study, we are meditating on Our
Lord’s Passion as presented in the gospels and
vividly portrayed in the movie, “
The Passion of
the Christ.”



Lighthouse Catholic Media


Enter more deeply into this
powerful season of growth with
inspir
ing Catholic CDs and books!
Stop by the display on the wall in
the hallway outside the church or
in the foyer outside the parish
hall for a variety of titles about our Catholic
Faith.
Feature CD of the Week:



Jesus & the Jewish Roots of Eucharist

Dr. Br
ant Pitre uses the Hebrew Scriptures and
Jewish tradition to frame the actions of Jesus at
the Last Supper and to take a fresh look at the
Eucharist. (Suggested donation: $3)


Another option for Lent:

How about reading a
great Catholic book? Choose from:
I
n His Spirit,
Made for More,
and
the One Thing
. The cost is
only$4 a book!


Biblical Walk through the Mass

Tuesdays: 9:30
-
11:00 am or 7:30
-
9:00 PM

April 9
th



jay‷
th


Back by popular demand, we again offer this
“bible study of the Mass.” Some comment
s from
those who have already taken it: “This study was
amazing. It has changed the way I prepare,
participate in and leave from Mass. I have a
longing to go as often as I can!” “It gave new
meaning and understanding to the Mass.”
“Every gesture, every r
esponse means more now
because I know what is behind them. It deepens
the experience of going to Mass!” “I really
gained a better understanding of the Mass, and
the Mass has had a greater impact on me the
past few weeks.” Come see how this study can
make a

difference in
your

life! Materials required:
study book/workbook ($20),
New American
Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Please
register by March 25
th

to ensure timely delivery
of study materials.


“Catholicism” Series

Wednesdays: 9:30
-
11:30 am or
7:30
-

9:30 pm

April 10
th


jay′
nd
, 2013


Join us for this DVD series by Father Robert
Barron. You will be sure to renew your faith with
a better understanding of what Catholics believe
and why, while being immersed in the art,
architecture, literature, m
usic and all the
traditions of the Catholic Church. No home
study or materials are required. Each session is
independent of the others. For planning
purposes, please register if you are interested in
attending any of the following sessions.

Spring Schedule
:

Apr.10

A Body Both Suffering and Glorious

Apr.17

Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven

Apr.24

The Indispensable Men: Peter & Paul

May 1

Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus

May 8

The Ineffable Mystery of God

May 15

The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the

Life



of the Spirit

May 22

World Without End: The Last Things


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA]


This year our parish has seven
candidates for Eucharist and
Confirmation:
Hayley Weller,
Deana and James Horner, Lisa
Weber, Tyler Beaudet, Rya
n
Beaudet, and Nicole Beaudet.
Today at the 9:30 Mass

we will
celebrate the
Penitential Rite

for our candidates.
The moving and powerful prayers of this Rite
evoke the baptismal graces which these
candidates have already received and ask for
God’s help for

their spiritual growth and for their
spiritual healing.

Prayer Cards

for our candidates are at the
entrances of the church. If you have not yet
done so, we invite you to take one and become a
“Spiritual Sponsor” for the person on the prayer
card by remem
bering them in prayer and by
sending a note of encouragement.



SEAS Ministry News



P
rayer Shawl Ministry


All Knitters and Crocheters
:

T
he next
meeting of the Prayer Shawl Ministry
will be
on

Thursday,
March

14

in the
adult conference room in the mo
rning from


10

am
-
12 noon and in the evening from 7:00
-
8:30pm
.
Come to whichever meeting fits your
schedule. All are welcome whether you are
novice or veteran. For more information, please
call Judy Herdman at 908
-
782
-
7973.


************************
*********************

2013 Vacation Bible School

Kingdom Rock




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This summer have your kids join us as
they travel to a Medieval Kingdom. As
knights in training they will develop a
rock solid faith as they discover
throug
h many different activities how
to stand strong for God in every part of
their lives.


VBS will take place June 24
through June 28, from 9:30
am
-
12:30 pm for
kids 4 years of age
through
5
th

grade. The cost
for those in the camp is only $50 per child for
t
he entire week (maximum of $125 per family).
There are many service opportunities for 6
th
/7
th

graders,
Confirmation C
andidates as well as our
high school VBS Teen Group. Registration for
this program will begin April 27 and 28 after all

M
asses. There will

be a volunteer
planning
meeting on April 3 at 7
:00
pm in the Holy Family
Room.
Please join us if you are interested in
helping to plan this year’s VBS!
If you have any
questions, please contact
Marissa Sias or Marian
Wasitowski at
seasvbs@yahoo.com.



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Past, Present, and Future Adult Choir Members


The Adult Choir will be singing for the following
services during the Sacred Triduum:


Holy Thursday: 7:30 PM Mass

Good Friday: 3PM

Easter Vigil Mass: 7:45 PM


The fo
llowing is the
remainder
of the
six scheduled
choir rehearsals.
New Cho
ir Members are always
welcome!
Please contact Brett Walzer at the parish
office
, ext. 20, with any questions.
Please note that
attendance of at least four rehearsals is mandatory.


1.

Tue
sday, March 19,

7:30
-
9:00

pm

2.

Thursday, March 21, 7:30
-
9:00

pm

3.

Wednesday,

March 27, 7:30
-
9:00

pm


Women’s Spirituality Group


WSG and the

Lazarus Ministry will
lead the

Stations of the Cross
on Friday, March 22 at 7:30
PM.

If you would like to take part

in

these
stations
, please contact Helen Thornton via
email at
hwthornton@gmail.com
.

**********

Thi
nking ahead to the May meeting, Teresa
Stuckey will
guide us in conside
ring the message
in the book "An Invisible Thread
--
The True Story
of an 11
-
Year
-
Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales
Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with
Destiny" by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.

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WSG Spring Retreat 2013

The Women’s Spiritualit
y Group extends an
invitation to
all
women of the parish

to join us at
San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Bra
nch, NJ
for our Spring Retreat.

The weekend starts
on
Friday
, April 19
at

4 PM
a
nd ends after lunch on
Sunday, April 21.


The retreat house sits on

the
cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and,
because of its location, suffered minimal

damage
from Super Storm Sandy.

Enjoy the serenity of
the ocean, the beauty of the liturgy and the
inspiration of the conferences.
The Redemptorist
retreat staff will

lead us in a program centered
on our faith as a God
-
given gift that engages our
heart, mind and spirit. Cost for the entire
weekend is $185 per person, including all meals
and lodging.

To register, contact Betty Franck at
908
-
806
-
6488

by March 25.


A non
-
refundable
deposit of $50 is due

by March 25

to hold
reservations.


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Easter Egg
-
stravaganza


SEAS Teen and Tween Ministries invite
children of the parish (age 3 yea
rs
-

5
th

grade) to come to the parish hall on
Saturday, March 30 from 11 AM
-
12:30
PM to celebrate Easter with stories, a craft and
games.
BYOB (Bring your own basket!) to collect
eggs along the way! Kids can also visit with the
Easter Bunny so be sure to b
ring your camera!
Refreshments will be served! All are encouraged
to bring

a donation for the Flemington Food
P
antry. PRE
-
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
.
Pl
ease RSVP NO LATER THAN
Thursday March
2
8

by contacting

Lynnsey
Magyar at
lmagyar@easeton.net

or use the si
gn
-
up sheet
s
available
in the narthex after
all m
asses the
weekend
s of March 9
/
10

and March 16/17.
B
e
sure to include your children’s names & ages.




Other SEAS Information



2012 Tax Statements


For those

using weekly envelopes,
please send your request for total
donations for the year to the parish
office, attention Ruth. Please
include a self
-
addressed, stamped envelope.


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SEAS Craft / Vendor Show


Preparatio
ns ha
ve begun for our 5
th

annual
craft/vendor show which will take place on
Saturday, 11/9 & Sunday, 11/10
. If you are
interested in becoming a crafter/vendor


please email
SEASCRAFTSHOW@gmail.com
.
Applic
ations are accepted on a first come first
served basis and are limited per category.


If you wish to join the preparation team or
volunteer for the day of you may also contact
SEASCRAFTSHOW@gmail.com
.


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First Reading: Joshua 5:9a, 10
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12

Joshua and the Israelites celebrated Passover in
Jericho. This was the first time they had eaten
the produce of the promised land. Aft
er this,
there was no more bread sent from heaven
because they were able to eat the yield of the
land.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17
-
21

Paul tells us that anyone living in Jesus is a new
creation because God has reconciled with us
through Christ. As
an ambassador for Jesus, Paul
implores that the Corinthians be reconciled to
God through Jesus.


Gospel: Luke 15:1
-
3, 11
-
32

The Pharisees grew disgusted with Jesus
because of his compassion toward sinners. So
Jesus told them a story of a son who squandered

his inheritance. When a famine broke out, he
returned home and asked his father to become a
hired hand. His father instead welcomed him
with a joyful celebration, just as God is
overjoyed when a sinner returns to


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Anniv. Celebration


In May, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s

Founding
Pastor, Rev. Edward A. Kearns, will celebrate the
50
th

anniversary of his ordination to the
priesthood. We are planning a celebration here
at SEAS which will begin with Mass at 3 PM
followed by a dinner reception in the Parish Hall.
We hope you

will be able to join us to celebrate
Fr. Kearns’ 50
th

anniversary and to express our
thanks and appreciation to him for all the hard
work, sacrifice and love that went into building
our parish from a “field of dreams” to the
wonderful, peaceful place of w
orship and
community it is today.


Please mark your calendar and contact Lois
Dornan at 908
-
788
-
2941 or by email at
loisdornan@hotmail.com

if you are interested in
being part of the Planning Committee.

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***

Photographer /
V
ideographer


Do you have a talent for taking
photos and/or video? Would you
like to help record our anniversary
celebration for Fr. Kearns? If you
would like to offer your time and talent, please
contact the parish office. Thanks!


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2012 Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Christ Alive in His People


The Maria Regina Residence

provides a suitable
home for our retired priests in recognition of
faithful service to God and His Church. Your gift
to the Bis
hop’s Annual Appeal is another way to
thank these men who have dedicated their lives
to the people of God.


To date, the Development Department
has
received pledges totaling $
102
,407.95 and
payments totaling $
97,846.55 from 433
parishioners. This represe
nts 87.3% of our
$117,300.00 goal.

Thank you for your efforts
.


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Around the Diocese



Catholic Perspective
on

End
-
of
-
Life Issues Workshop


All are invited to attend a workshop on
Wednesday, March 13 from 1:00
-
2:30 pm which
will address the Catholic perspective on end
-
of
-
life issue and the dangers of physician
-
assisted
suicide. The workshop will be held at the
St.
John Neumann Pastoral Center and will include
information about the pending "NJ Death with
Dignity Act." The workshop is free of charge,
however, registration is required. Please call:
732
-
562
-
2457 to register.


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Catholic Charities

Treatment Family Homes Program


Open your heart and home to foster a child
!
Catholic Charities Treatment Family Homes
Program

is in need of families to care for children
of all ages. These children need loving, stable
families

to help them heal from past trauma.
Training is provided and the child’s expenses are
reimbursed. Please contact our Recruiter Emily
Yang at 866
-
247
-
HOME or
eyang@ccdom.org

for
further information
.


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Together on the Journey


Join us on Friday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center in Piscataway
for a morning of fellowship, prayer and
reflection. Be empowered by music and the
Gospel as we strive to an
swer Jesus’ call to be his
disciples. Facilitated by ValLimar Jansen,
national presenter, highly regarded singer, and
leader of prayer and worship. This is a free event
sponsored by the Office f
or Catechesis and RCL
-
Benziger.

RSVP by March 8:

pmartin@diometuchen.org

or

732
-
562
-
1990
x1310.


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Homemade Pierogi

St. Joseph Church
,
Raritan


Delicious, homemade pierogi for sale during
Lent.
P
otato, potato & onion, potato &

cheese,
farmer’s cheese, sweetened kraut and Lekvar
(prune) all skillfully made by parish volunteers.
Pierogi are $8 per dozen and may be purchased
at
St. Joseph Parish Office
,
Mon
-
Fri 9:30
am
-
4:00pm or after all weekend Masses. For more
information, ple
ase ca
ll St. Joseph Parish Office
at
908
-
725
-
0163 ext. 10.


2013 Bread & Roses Ball

(Don’t Miss Your Chance to Attend)

23
rd

Annual Bread & Roses Ball

Friday, April 19, 2013


Bridgewater
Marriott, Bridgewater, NJ




The proceeds benefit Catholic Charities,
Diocese of
Metuchen

in Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties.


2013 Immanuel Award Recipient

Anthony P. Kearns, III

Parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church,
Annandale


The event includes dinner, dancing, silent auction and
a 50/50 raffle. For qu
estions or details on

underwriting, sponsorships, ordering dinner tickets
and/or raffle tickets, please call 732
-
562
-
2438 or

Email:
breadandroses13@diometuchen.org

Website:
http://diometuchen.org/breadandroses



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St. Ann School

13
th

Annual Spring Fling Tricky Tray

Saturday April 13


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is

event will offer 5 Tiers of Basket prizes, plus
our Famou
s Wall of Gift Certificates, Calendar
Raffle and huge 50/50.


Over 300 prizes
including all the must
-
have electronics.
DISCOUNTED Advance Purchase Ticket
Packages available.

A variety of Italian food
specialties will be available.

COMPLIMENTARY
coffee, t
ea and desserts.

Contact Kelly for tickets
at 908
-
725
-
7787 or
kalbright@stannparish.com
.


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Men’s Retreat

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The Presenter
at this retreat
is Fr. John Quigley,
a Franciscan, an artist, preacher and human
rig
hts activist from Cincinnati, OH
. His retreat
theme is “The Eucharist
.


Today we are
searchi
ng for restoration of a sense of wonder
and mystery to the Mass.


To help us understand
the Mass
,

it is crucial to investigate what Jesus as
a Jewish man at this time of history would have
expected and intended by asking us

to do this
to remember him
.’

P
lease call to register at 610
-
258
-
3053 ex
t.

33.

Offering
of
$165.00 includes
private room and all meals.


Immaculata High School Spartan Club

Fashion Show


“A ‘LATA GOLDEN MEMORIES!”


Featuring Luncheon & Mothers’ Auction


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Doubletre
e Hotel, Somerset, NJ at 11:00 a
m


The Spartan Club is seeking goods, services and/or
monetary donations from individuals and
busine
sses for its Mothers’ Auction.


-
To donate, please contact
Maria Pulice

at

(908) 872
-
1183
or
bellissima@optonline.net
.


~
Donations are tax deductible to the full extent
allowable by law ~


To advertise or sponsor a luncheon table, please
contact
Helen Dolan

at

(732) 439
-
0816

or
vigdolan@ya
hoo.com
.


For event tickets, please contact
Michele Incao
at

(908) 229
-
8521

or
micheleincao@gmail.com

or download a reservation form

at Immaculata’s website under

Spartan Club, Special Events

www.immaculateconception.org/immaculata/

spartan
-
club/special
-
events
.


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A Mass for Hidden Treasures

Special Needs

Awareness Mass


Sunday
Mass at 6:00 PM

March 17, 2013


Immaculate Conception Church

35 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ


What is a Special Needs Awareness Mass?



It is an opportunity to celebrate the gifts that
people with special needs bring to the Parish.



It is an opportunity fo
r the Parish to welcome
people with special needs to participate fully
in the life of the church.

For more information

please contact Regina
Teggler
908
-
963
-
8473 or Jeanine Cavanagh at
908
-
725
-
1112 x
1126.


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Vend
ors Wanted

for 'Spring into Summer' Vendor Fair


Hosted by Sgt. John Basilone Columbiettes

Date:


May 4, 2013

Time:


9am
-
1pm

Place:

Saint Ann Church

Raritan, NJ


For pricing and additional details, please contact
Elizabeth Barbieri at
runninge@optonline.net

or
Laura Sullivan at
sdaniel123@aol.com

by March 15.


Lenten Day of Recollection

Our Lady of Victories Church

Baptistown, NJ

Sunday, March 17, 2013


You are invited to attend an afternoon retreat in
Baptistown, NJ at Our Lady of Victories Church.


The afternoon will include:



Benediction service



Hymns



Presentation by Guest Speaker, Sist
er
JoAnne Jones from the San Alfonso Retreat
House in Long Branch, NJ



Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



Refreshments


There is no charge and the program is suitable
for women, men and teens.

Please join us at
2:00 p
m on March 17 in our little cou
ntry
ch
urch. We’re looking forward to hosting you
for an afternoon of peaceful reflection and
prayer!

For more information, ple
ase call
Bernadette

at 908
-
996
-
2838.


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Bible Classes for Maturing Adults 55+

Please join u
s as we

take a look at the Old Testament
.


WINNIE KLIMEK, M.A.,

I
nstructor



10 sessions

• Fee: $5.00 per session


beginning Wednesday, April 3

through June 5

10:30 AM
-

12:30 PM


St. John Neumann Pastoral Center

146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway


Sponsored
by the Family Life Office/Diocese of
Metuchen.

To

register call (732) 562
-
1990 x
1624

or print out registration form


http://diometuchen.org/offices
-
and
-
ministries/past
oral
-
life/family
-
life/

Scroll down to Enrichment section and click on “Bible
Study for Maturing Adults.”


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