Divine Mercy Parish Founded 2005 Saint Stanislaus Church Founded 1890 Church of the Holy Cross Founded 1891 Saints Peter and Paul Church Founded 1899 “O God, your mercy knows no bounds and the treasure of your goodness is infinite…” Prayer after the ‘Te Deum’ Hymn Parish Office 233 Adeline Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08611 Phone 609-393-4826 ~ Fax 609-393-3538 Web Page www.divinemercyoftrenton.org Clergy Very Rev. Dennis A. Apoldite, Pastor ~ Ext.101 Rev. Edward Kwoka, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 105 Rev. Thomas Kunnath, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 106 Rev. George Medina, Parochial Vicar ~ Ext. 102 Deacon John Grussler Office Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 12:00 Noon 1:00pm to 3:00 pm Staff Mrs. Barbara Komendat Administrative Assistant ~ Ext. 100 Mrs. Rosemarie Micharski Coordinator of Religious Education ~ Ext. 108 Mr. Wilfredo Benitez Director of Maintenance 609- 393-4826 Natalie Megules Director of Music Ministry and Organist 6069-575-6484 Mr. Darek Blaszczyk, Polish Organist 609-356-9012 Mercy House Outreach Ministry [email protected] Holy Cross Center of Learning—609.882.4567 Mrs. Rose Anna Romanello, Coordinator New Parishioners Welcome to our Parish Community. Please register at the Parish Office at your earliest convenience. Chaplet of Divine Mercy Together we pray the Chaplet fifteen minutes prior to each weekend Liturgy. Please be sure to join us. VOCATION TO PRIESTHOOD? Email: [email protected] November 29, 2015 First Sunday of Advent Weekend Schedule Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM English Sunday 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM English 12:00 PM Polish; 5:00 PM Spanish Holy Days Please see Mass Schedule Daily Schedule Monday through Friday 7:00 AM English Friday evening 6:30 PM Polish; 7:30 PM Spanish Sacraments Reconciliation (Confessions) Every Saturday from 3:30 to 3:50 PM, or by appointment. Spowiedź po Polsku w każdy piątek od 6:00-6:20 PM w każdą niedzielę od 11:30-11:50 AM Sacramento de la Reconciliación 4:30 PM antes de las 5 PM Misa (Spanish and English) Baptism First and third Sundays of each month during the 10:00 AM Mass or at 1:15 PM. A required Baptismal Preparation Session for parents is held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the parish Office, 233 Adeline Street. Please contact the Parish Office to register. Marriage Arrangements should be made at least one year prior to the marriage. Please contact the Parish Priest. Pastoral Care of the Sick ~ Anointing of The Sick Please call the Parish Priest when serious illness occurs or when the sick, aged, or incapacitated are confined to home for an extended period. Arrangements can be made to bring Communion to those unable to get to church. After office hours and on weekends, for an emergency sick call, please call 609-396-7254 First Eucharist ~First Reconciliation~ Confirmation These Sacraments are administered to our parishioners in connection with our Religious Education Program. Saturday, November 28 4:00 pm Ronald Brodowski req. Wife, Daughters & Grandchildren Sunday, November 29 First Sunday of Advent 8:30 am Michael Rogers req. Divine Mercy Rosary Altar Society 10:00 am Doris Mitrosky req. Husband, Son & Family 12:00 pm God’s Blessings for Anna req. Maria B. Bielowski 5:00 pm No Intention Monday, November 30 7:00 am No Intention Tuesday, December 1 7:00 am Lena Apoldite req. Catechists of Rel. Ed Program Wednesday, December 2 7:00 am No Intention Thursday, December 3 7:00 am No Intention Friday, December 4 7:00 am No Intention 6:30 pm Maria & Antoni Szczurek req. Grace Gruszka 7:30 pm No Intention Saturday, December 5 4:00 pm Eileen Kostrzewa req. Husband, Tom Sunday, December 6 Second Sunday of Advent 8:30 am For the Living & Deceased Members of the Altar Rosary Society 10:00 am Maria Saganowski req. Children 12:00 pm Frank Prasak req. Wife, Children & Grandchildren 5:00 pm No Intention WEEKLY COLLECTION The collection for the weekend of November 22 will be in a later bulletin due to the early transmission of the bulletin. VOCATION DISCERNMENT GROUP MEETING A Vocation Discernment Group Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to share how God is calling us to serve in His Church. . You are invited to share your journey with us in these discernment group meetings. Our next meeting will be held on November 29, 2015, at the parish of Corpus Christi, 11 South Sunset Road, Willingboro, NJ 08046, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, hosted by, Rev. Joseph Jakub. The time will include prayer, sharing discernment stories, Q and A and a light meal. . Please register with Diocese of Trenton Office of Vocations by calling 609-406-7449 or visit [email protected] PRAY FOR OUR SICK Ismael Báez, Joseph Bezinski, Margaret Bliznawicz, Josephine Caraballo, Lillian Caraballo, Richard Caraballo, Florence Cebula, Rosa Choz, Tim Cicon, Mark Cicon, Fran Costantini, Mary DeBono, David DeLeon, Sr., Delia DeLeone, Al DelAversano, Shawn Kevin Dempsky, Steven Diefenbach, Linda Donovan, Helen Falcone, William Friedman, Jr., Thomas Friedman, Jennifer Fry, Margaret Gadecki, Julia Gracioli, Andy Graycar, Theresa Grover, Rose Gruzlovic, Catherine Hager, Amber Haux, Alexander and Marianne Heyesey, Steven Hill, Fran Hrabchak, Andrew Jacobs, Jean Janeczek, Arlene Jarzyk, Lee W. Johnson, Richard A. Johnson, Carol Kirkland, Ray Klama, Clara Krencicki, Irene Lipson, Kimberly Loffredo, Nicholas Loffredo, Anita McIntyre, Rosemarie and Richard Malkin, Adam Marut, Betty Marut, Genevieve Marvuglio, Patricia Meisner, Nancy Mirabelli, Edward Moeller, Carol Morris, Joanne Murphy, Lorraine Novatkowski, Claire Pasierb, Barbara Pela, Ralph Pela, Andrew Pitonyak, Margaret Pregg, Bill Rafferty, Nancy Rafferty, David Remboske, John Rogers, Shelby Rowe, William Scott, Stefania Sieminski, Mary Silhan, Lottie Skwirut, Claire Sorce, Rita Szuter, Stephanie Szuter, Beatrice Tylutki, Lynde Ugoretz, Cathy Weber, Patrick Weber, Nicholas Wiener, Helen Wnuk, Lucjan Wolinski, Larry Wooton, Mary Ann Zaburski, Brother Robert Ziobro, Jonathan Zdybel, Carol Zelak and those listed in the Prayer Intention Book. PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED Jane Richart, Lena Apoldite, Michael Rogers, Ann Peterman,John Seremeta,Jason Capinski, Freda Jaruszewski, Romaine Gabauer,Ronald Kowalik, Eleanor Krulewicz, Stella Smieszek, James Kishler, June O’Connell, Marge Malczan, Richard Liedtka, Robert S. Boardman, Walter Glazewski, Helen Nealon, Anita Adamczyk, Grace Brown. PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY Please pray for our servicemen and women who are in the Military and serving in the United States or in the Middle East. May the Lord keep them safe and may they return home soon. OUR PRAYER NETWORK Dolores can be reached at 609.499.3979. She is available for all requests that will be lifted in prayer by members on the prayer line. PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT BLESSING THE ADVENT WREATH The winter months are here. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. We need the light of Jesus to fill us with his warmth, love and joy. And so we gather around this wreath in preparation, anticipation and hope in his coming as God-Man. Light one purple candle. O Lord, you watch over us through darkness and light, and through each season of the heart. We praise you and thank you for your watchfulness. By the light of this wreath, we shall wait in patience for your Son. We are confident that he will give comfort to our sorrows and bring hope to our world. May praise and glory always be on our lips now and forever. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! HOLY NAME SOCIETY NEWS The Holy Name Society will hold its last monthly Business meeting of 2015 at Villa Mannino’s Ristorante on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm The Business Meeting will be followed by a buffet dinner. All members are invited to attend and discuss the Holy Name activities for the coming year; partake in fellowship with our friends; and enjoy a delicious family style meal. Members attendance is free, but reservations are required. Please contact Mike Onofri at 609298-8163 to make your reservation. CHRISTMAS CAROL 2015 Our Annual Christmas Carol Festival 2015 will be sponsored by Divine Mercy Parish on December 13th at Saint Stanislaus Auditorium. The main focus of this Festival is to welcome fallen away Catholics back to the Faith through Christmas carols and sharing of their own Christmas Stories. Please consider bringing some of your family, friends and neighbors to share in the Christmas Joy. FAITH IN OUR FUTURE This weekend all the Diocese of Trenton announces a process called “Faith in Our Future.” Just as the diocesan endowment campaign is aimed at strengthen financially our ability to minister in years to come; which we will hear about in the summer, “Faith in Our Future” is an attempt to formulate a pastoral plan for all our parishes and ministries within our four-county diocese. This was the topic of the recent convocations for our priests and deacons. Bishop O’Connell will launch this process this First Sunday of Advent. The process will guide us in developing a plan that will effectively meet the challenges of the quickly changing demographics and trends that are occurring in our diocese. These will certainly have an impact on the life of the Church in Mercer, Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. We will be hearing a lot about this process and encourage you to pray for its success. More information will follow. OPLATKI Opłatki, the traditional Christmas Wafer, will be available the first Sunday Advent, November 28th and 29th. A basket will be placed at the St. Francis altar with the wafers. In thanksgiving for your generosity to the parish over the past year, please take one or two packages of Opłatki. No donation is required but if you would like to make a donation, please add it to your regular Sunday envelope. MARK YOUR CALENDARS Monsignor Thomas Gervasio invites you to join parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows - St. Anthony at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, December 7 and 8, for a two-day Advent "MiniRetreat." The Most Reverend Harry J. Flynn, Archbishop Emeritus of Minneapolis-St. Paul, will conduct the retreat at St. Anthony Church (626 S Olden Ave, Hamilton) on Monday and at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (3816 E State St Ext, Hamilton) on Tuesday. MILL HILL HOUSE TOUR This year’s tour will take place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015. About 15-20 homes in the neighborhood will swing open their doors and invite people to come in from the cold. Our Church will be open for tours as well. ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY The Divine Mercy Altar Rosary Society will meet on Sunday, December 6th at the 8:30am Mass. The rosary will be prayed before Mass. Following Mass a meeting will take place at the parish office. A warm welcome is extended to anyone wishing to join the Alar Rosary Society -- come and see the good that the Rosarians do for our parish community. GIVING TREE Once again, we will have our “Advent Giving Tree.” Please take an angel from the tree with a particular “Christmas Wish.” All gifts must be under the tree by the weekend of December 19. Thank you to Melissa Sullivan for crafting and donating our Christmas Angel ornaments. If you have any family that you know are in need of help this Christmas Season, please call the office and let us know. Many thanks for your continued generosity, as we begin this Holy Year of Mercy. We need your help -- our guests in our weekly “Soup Kitchen” are in need of hats, gloves and scarves for the winter season. Please place these gift items under the “Advent Giving Tree.” BROADWAY IS CALLING! Our Lady of Sorrows School has a surefire idea for a fun Christmas gift! We’re organizing a NYC theatre trip to see Chicago. We have reserved Orchestra seats for the 2:30pm matinee on Saturday January 9, $110.00 per person (for bus & show; $25 extra for optional lunch). Set in the city during the roaring “jass hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Call Our Lady of Sorrows School with any questions 609-587-4140.