PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND THE DECEASED OF THE PARISH
especially Gene Harp.
Also please pray for the sick: Fr. Bill, Bishop John C. Riess, Joseph Burawski, Anne Clarke, Gertrude Fary, Dean DeGennaro, Suzanne Gonzalez, Katy Invernale, Frances Jenks, Mary King, Ben Lappino, Gabby Maletto, Rocco Montano, Kristin Nixon, Cynthia Origlio, Elizabeth O’Donnell, George Pearson, Rebecca Roth, Ken Sneath, Michael Stiuso, John Tebay, Eileen Tracey, Kate Tracey, Anne Vernoski, Teddy Wessels, Betty Wilson, Nola Wright, and Mary Zieniewicz.
If you have family members or friends who are sick or otherwise cannot come to Mass, please notify the Parish Office (732-542-0148) so that we may minister to these parishioners. Our parish community has lay ministers who will visit and/or bring Communion to the homebound on a regular basis. They also visit nursing homes, assisted living, and senior apartment facilities.
24-25 No CCD
26 Adoration 11AM – 6:45PM
26 Benediction 6:45PM
27 Bible Study 7PM
30 Confession 4PM – 4:44PM
1-2 CCD Last Class
The celebrants for next weekend Masses are: Apr. 30 5PM Fr. Chuck
May 1 8:00AM Fr. Chuck
May 1 10:00AM Fr. Vic
May 1 12Noon Fr. Vic
WEEKLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
We have Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Come and worship the Risen Jesus and experience the power of His Resurrection!
WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2011
IN MEMORY OF
FRANK FERNANDEZ REQUESTED BY
WIFE AND FAMILY
The Bell Choir and the Adult Choir will not have practice on Thursday, April 28.
St. Dorothea’s Children’s Choir and the Chime Choir will NOT have practice on April 18th, or 25th. We will have our end-of-year-thank-you-celebration on Monday, May 4th from 5:15 – 6:30 in the Meeting Room.
Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 30th (Vigil Mass) and May 1st. The Divine Mercy image will be available for veneration and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed after each Mass. This Divine Mercy celebration is especially meaningful, for it is also the beatification Of Pope John Paul II in Rome, the first step in his becoming a saint. In God’s providence, John Paul II breathed his last on April 2, 2005, which was the Vigil Of Divine Mercy Sunday. PAGE 2
He is risen! Alleluia!
Good Easter to you all! and Welcome to all of our visitors on the beautiful Easter day -- I'm writing this in the middle of a storm and hoping the weather reports are correct. If it's not a beautiful day, blame the weather channel!
Today, we read something very foreign to us: the first moment of the post-crucifixion faith. It's strange notion to us that the women did not realize what had actually happened, that they, in modern terms 'freaked out'. After all we have the benefit of written Gospels and letters and centuries of reflection. But there is also a danger in that: that the story becomes too familiar, too comfortable and we take what happened for granted, that Jesus Christ suffered and died for us, that he took our sins upon himself and offered himself as a sacrifice so that we could have eternal life, that he opened the gates closed and locked after Adam and Eve disobeyed God and fell, that he rose from the dead and showed us what will happen to us some day, when he returns and OUR bodies will rise from the dead and our bodies and souls will join together again as he rose from the dead and his body and soul rejoined and we will live and reign with him in his kingdom.
So let's resolve to keep this Easter faith -- this Easter excitement -- this new found awareness of what Jesus did and did for us, alive throughout the year as we go forth and live our Christian lives. And not only at Easter, or Christmas, or Ash Wednesday, or Palm Sunday, not only at an occasional wedding or funeral or Baptism, but everyday and especially on 52 Sundays and the 6 holy days of obligation. Not that I'm hinting or anything! Jesus Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Now let us go forth and tell the world by what we say and do and are
EASTER SUNDAY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Easter Sunday:
Today as we celebrate the feast of Easter we find the challenge of also seeing and believing the resurrection that comes through our own lives of self-sacrifice which brings new life to others.
As you place your gift in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, know that you are a sign of God’s love to those who are suffering and you give them Easter hope and joy.
St. Dorothea's St. Vincent de Paul Society in Action
St. Dorothea's SVdP would like to wish all of our parishioners and their families a blessed and joyous Easter! At this time of year we always see an increased need for help with electric bills. As the moratorium ends, and the electric companies start to send out shut-off notices for customers that are behind on their bills, we receive an increased number of calls for utilities assistance. May God bless you for your continued support in offering love and hope to families in need during this Easter season.
DONATE YOUR CAR to benefit St Vincent dePaul
For more information or to donate, log on to: www.svdpusacars.com or Call: (800) 322-8284. When you input or mention 07724 St Vincent dePaul of St Dorotheas will automatically get credit. All arrangements are made to pick up your car, sell it at highest market value possible and obtain the highest possible tax credit for you! Simple and easy!
Questions? Call George Grob at 732-542-7577 or send him an email at email@example.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society will be hosting a yard sale on June 4 in the parking lot of the church. We will do all the advertising and permits. All you have to do is set up your items for sale. We will provide space to set up for $15 or we will provide the space and table for $20. Last year the yard sale was a huge success. The SVDP group will also have a table, so if you only have a few things and you would like to donate to our table we can make arrangements for you to drop them off.
Questions or reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-870-6379.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Rev. James B. Coyle Council 12620
The Knights of The Rev. James B. Coyle Council Would like to wish all of our
fellow parishioners here at St. Dorothea’s and our brothers and sisters in the surround-
ing community a Blessed and Happy Easter. The miracle and mighty act of Easter validates and makes real all of the other miracles associated with God’s entry into and
participation in our finite world of matter and death and seals the promise of a richer, more abundant eternal life..
The Knights will provide a First Communion Missal to each of our parish’s First
Communion candidates. We also offer our prayers and best wishes for our first
Communion candidates and their families for a life of prayerful and loving participation
in the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.
Spring Flower Sale Spring may very well be finally with us now, just in time for the Spring Flower Sale,
sponsored by the Guild and The Knights. More details please.
Membership If you find the Knights model of service to God and God’s children in our parish and civic communities, of interest, or you have questions about the Knights, please call Frank Kijak at 732-389-1485.
Volunteer to help Family Promise Family Promise of Monmouth County, an affiliate of national Family Promise, works with community agencies, faith-based services, churches and synagogues to provide shelter, food, transportation and supportive services including case management for homeless families. Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven needs volunteers to help April 24 - May 1, 2011.
The program has several volunteer opportunities which include the following:
Evening Host - Arrive at 5:15 PM to greet guests. Heat prepared dinner. Serve dinner. Assist with clean up. Leave at 8:00 PM when Overnight Host arrives.
Activity Host - Plan and implement age appropriate activities to entertain children. Arrive 6:30 PM and stay until approximately 8:30 PM.
Dinner Preparation - Prepare food for guests based on meal recommendations provided by the Deliver food to the church.
Overnight Host - Arrive at 8:00PM and interact with the guests until 10:00PM. Wake at 6:00AM and set up coffee/breakfast. Leave at 7:00AM.
Supplies - Shop for supplies needed to stock the kitchen prior to the host week and/or bring supplies as needed during the host week.
Daily Sweep - Stop by the rectory in the morning to quickly straighten up after breakfast.
For more information or to volunteer you help, call or email:
Jeanne Roberts email@example.com (732) 224-9167
Leslie Weis firstname.lastname@example.org (732) 741-8359
Marie Knochenhauer email@example.com (732) 345-1664
FLOWERS FOR THE CHURCH
If you wish to have flowers placed in front of the statue of the Holy Family in memory of someone or for a special occasion, please call Betty at the rectory at 732-542-0148 x10.
Each Sunday the St. Dorothea Servants of the Lord Prayer Group meets in the School Meeting Room, starting at 1:30PM for Fellowship, followed by Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving and Supplication.
Please join us for prayer and praise.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed at the end of each Mass next weekend, Apr. 30 and May 1. There is a Divine Mercy prayer petition box in the front foyer of the church. Your intentions will be prayer for with each chaplet that is prayed.
NEWS FROM THE FOOD PANTRY
We have been very busy at the food pantry. We have already given out 65 Easter food bags and expect to continue giving out bags for the rest of the April.
For our regularly food distribution we need the following items: salt, pepper, spices, ketchup, mayonnaise, salad dressing, sugar, barbecue sauce – the small items that liven up the food we eat.
PARISH REGISTRATION Registration forms are available in the church foyer, and in the rectory office. We invite all who attend St. Dorothea’s to register and become part of our parish family. We have active parishioners who help us in our many ministries. There is sure to be one that is in need of your special talents.
If you have reached the age of 22 and are registered with your parents, you should register yourself.
ST. DOROTHEA’S MONTHLY DANCE –
This dance is held on the second Sunday of the month from 7:30PM to 10:30PM, in the Family Center. Come join us and dance the night away!!!
Everyone is welcome – singles and couples. Light buffet served; admission is $10.00.
The next dance will be held on May 8..
For more information call 732-542-1022.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE ADS IN THE BULLETIN, AND WHEN YOU PATRONIZE THE SPONSORS, TELL THEM YOU SAW THE AD IN OUR BULLETIN. THE PARISH BENEFITS FROM THESE ADS.
RESPECT LIFE / FAMILY LIFE
Back to the Garden: God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden. God walked with Adam and Eve in the Garden. When they turned from God, they were driven from the Garden. Jesus gathered with His disciples in the Garden. Jesus rested in the Garden; Jesus prayed in the Garden; Jesus suffered in the Garden. The Garden appears throughout the Old and New Testaments.
During Lent we tend the garden of our souls. We root out sin - weeds. We fertilize our virtues through - prayer, penance, alms, sacrifice. We recollect, we meditate, we retreat from this world, and prepare for the world to come. In the garden, the path is clear: Love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul, and with thy with thy whole mind. Love your neighbor as yourself. Man-made laws and accepted practices developed in the centers of government and learning (not in the Garden) are far from the command to love our neighbors. These practices are now codified into laws in "civilized" nations that enshrine "choice" "quality of life" "self-awareness" "dignity in dying" above Life itself. Suffering accompanied Jesus during His walk on earth. Jesus - God and Man - accepted suffering, and execution. We can unite our suffering with Christ.
How to find value in our small sufferings, in our small lives, requires the type of reflection that we need daily - in our own Garden. Ask Jesus to share our suffering and teach us. Respect Life, Human Life
Red Bank Catholic High School 2011 Green and Gold Football Camp will take place July 11 - July 14 for boys entering 5th - 8th grade. For more information please go to: http://academics.redbankcatholic.org/VLpdf/Football2011.pdf
St. Dorothea’s Prayer Chain prays for all prayer requests. To pass on your request, or to become a member of the prayer chain, call Connie or Ted 732-542-4725, or Rae or Eddie 732-544-0145.
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL 2010 Let’s try to make the goal sooner this year! Already, 13 parish families have pledged, S34,225 – 78% of our goal.
Remember we get back 50% of whatever we give over our parish goal.
PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS Please pray for: Matthew Berg, 1st Lt. Matthew Davis, Michael DiDonato, Anthony DiDonato, Lt. Col. Peter Eberhardt, Cpl. Tom Fisk, Capt. Lisa Hough, Cpl. Kristian Kjesbu, LCPL Michael Lawver, Justin Mayer, USN, USA, LCpl. Shawn Megill, Christopher Owens, Capt. Josh Pershing, USAF; Kyle Schweers, Sp4 Michelle Tucker, Capt. Michael Tully, Rev. Ulysses Ubaldi, Robert Weddle, and who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
VILLA VICTORIA ACADEMY HOSTS LOWER SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION Please join us as we host a Lower School Tour and Information Session on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9AM.
Parents interested in a small and close-knit environment for girls in grades Pre-K to 6th grade are invited to explore the historical, Villa Victoria Academy. The elementary school principal, Sr. Alice Ivanyo, will be available to answer questions and provide insight into our challenging curriculum. Refreshments and a brief tour will follow.
Please register at www.villavictoria.org or call 609-882-1700 ext. 19.