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Weekly Mass Schedule Unless otherwise noted, all weekday Masses will be held in the Parish Center Chapel Saturday, November 21 5:30 p.m. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Marone Sunday, November 22 7:30 a.m. People of the Parish 9:00 a.m. Jack Pandolfi 10:30 a.m. The Capaldo Family 10:30 a.m. Marie Marvin ­ MWH 12:00 p.m. Peter Sochko ­ 2nd Anniversary Monday, November 23 6:30 a.m. Frank Frey 8:00 a.m. Jim Coppola 12:10 p.m. Manuel Lara-Ortiz ­ 21st Anniversary Tuesday, November 24 6:30 a.m. Msgr. Gerard Walsh 8:00 a.m. Mariano Teresi 12:10 p.m. Frank Borbotti Wednesday, November 25 6:30 a.m. Robert Roviello 8:00 a.m. Reese Wesner ­ 1st Anniversary 12:10 p.m. Priscilla A. Coffey Thursday, November 26 (In Church) 9:00 a.m. People of the Parish Friday, November 27 6:30 a.m. John DeBlasi, Jr. 8:00 a.m. Ivan Matesic 12:10 p.m. Louise Ann Albanese Saturday, November 28 8:00 a.m. Paul Leva, Sr. ­ Birthday 5:30 p.m. William Meola ­ Birthday Sunday, November 29 7:30 a.m. People of the Parish 9:00 a.m. Chi Tran 10:30 a.m. Margaret & Frank Gelormini 10:30 a.m. Ronald Ponzoni, Sr. ­ Birthday ­ MWH 12:00 p.m. Marie & Thomas Coleman

From the Pastor's Desk Monday at 7:30 p.m. Nutley's Thanksgiving prayer service will take place at Vincent Methodist Church, across from the library, as clergy and members of our town's worshiping congregations gather to express our gratitude to God in prayer and song. This year's preacher will be Rev. Eddie Spencer, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The customary free-will offering will be given to the Nutley Family Service Bureau, to support its helpful works for the people of our town. St. Mary's Mass for Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated at 9:00. It is our only Mass on the holiday. Donations of non-perishable food can be brought to church that day so our parish food pantry can be restocked. Students from our religious education program will be on hand to take the food from the church to the parish center. Thanksgiving Day has become American's preeminent secular holiday. Our parish staff wishes you a very delightful time at all of your gatherings of family and friends. Of course, the values this days highlights are ones that are central to our faith. To be reminded of this, we have only to look at how we were taught to pray from our young days, when we were told that prayer is meant to ask for favors for ourselves and for others, to beg God's pardon for our sins, to praise the Lord for his awesome greatness, and to thank Him for all the good things He has given us. Some years ago I came across a beautiful prayer by that well-known author "Anonymous." Like so many other prayers people will use to express their gratitude on Thanksgiving Day, it ranges far--although no one's words can ever be comprehensive enough for the great obligation of being thankful to God, whose love and good works are so vast and so constantly present in our lives. The prayer goes like this: Thank You, Father, for the wonderful gift of life that You have seen fit to share with us. Thank You, for all the happy days of childhood, for all the games and friends. Thank You, for the excitement of learning and for the knowledge of this earth. Thank you, for the strength of mature years, for the work that we did, the places we saw, the people we helped. Thank you, for opening our hearts to love for the special people who loved us, and for surrounding us with our families and Yours. Thank You, for letting us live in exciting days. Give Your blessing to all our acts, past and present, that they may lead to a happier world when we are gone. Thank You, Father, for pain, for suffering, for tears, for laughter, for the air, the rain, the sky, and the earth. Thank You, for the lives we have lived and for the life we will live in heaven with You forever. Amen. May all of you who have worked so hard to prepare Thursday's Thanksgiving banquet taste the Lord's joys even as you share them with others. Msgr. David Hubba

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Church Lamp In Memory of Marc Guiliano, Sr.

Hosts For every Mass have been donated by the Rosary Society

This Week at St. Mary Sunday, November 22 9:00 a.m. Religious Education 11:30 a.m. RCIA Instruction ­ PCCR 1:00 p.m. "A Christmas Carol" Practice ­ MWH 5:30 p.m. Rel. Ed Youth Group Basketball ­ Gym 7:00 p.m. Adult Basketball­Gym call Bill @ 973-219-9555 Monday, November 23 12:00 p.m. Miraculous Medal Novena 5:00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous ­ MWH 8:00 p.m. Oratory of Divine Love ­ Dcn. Coffey CR 8:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass & Meeting ­Council Hall Tuesday, November 24 3:45 p.m. Religious Education 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir Practice ­ Chapel 7:15 p.m. Bingo ­ MWH Wednesday, November 25 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena ­ Church Thursday, November 26 Parish Center Closed 11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Banquet - Gym Friday, November 27 Parish Center Closed 5:45 a.m. Men's Prayer Group ­ MWH 5:00 p.m. K of C Spaghetti Dinner ­ Council Hall 5:30 p.m. "A Christmas Carol" Practice ­ MWH Sunday, November 29 9:00 a.m. Religious Education 11:30 a.m. RCIA Instruction ­ PCCR 1:00 p.m. "A Christmas Carol" Practice ­ MWH 5:30 p.m. Rel. Ed Youth Grp. Basketball Night ­ Gym 7:00 p.m. Adult Basketball­Gym call Bill @ 973-219-9555

Men's Prayer Group Meetings at St. Mary's Friday mornings in November from 5:45 ­ 6:45 a.m. (yes, in the morning before work) the Men's Prayer Group will meet in Walsh Hall for prayers, gospel reflection and song....come and join fellow parishioner Bill Arndt, a member for over 10 years. (If you need to leave before we close, don't worry. Our truck driver does, our doctor does and also our assemblyman, to name a few).

The Parish Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27. Drop-off Schedule for Thanksgiving Banquet Food All side dishes and desserts which will be used at the Thanksgiving Day Banquet should be delivered to the School Gym on Thursday, November 26 between 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service This year's Prayer Service, sponsored by the Nutley Clergy Fellowship, will be held at Vincent Methodist Church on Mon., Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. St. Mary's Thanksgiving Day Mass Our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held on Thurs., Nov. 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the church. The St. Mary's Food Pantry will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods at this mass. The food should be in bags and brought into the Church where they will be collected by our Religious Education students. Please help us to feed those in need!

Christmas Visit to Retired Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace Students of our Religious Education program will visit some of the retired Sisters at the Mother House of St. Michael's Villa in Englewood, New Jersey on the Hudson River on Saturday, Dec. 19.

This is an open invitation to any parishioners wishing to join us! We will depart from the school parking lot together at 12:00 noon (directions will be made available). Our afternoon will include giving the Sisters their gifts from the Parish Giving Tree, caroling and visiting some of the infirmed Sisters. Anyone wishing to donate a baked or bought item to share please drop it off at the Parish Center on Friday, Dec. 18.

Good Shepherd Academy Annual Clothes Drive Good Shepherd Academy is having their Annual Clothes Drive which will run until Mon., November 30. Drop off of clothing is between 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. near the garage at St. Joseph's Center (someone will be there to assist you if needed). No clothes will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. on November 30. Items accepted include linens, clothes, shoes, belts, boots, draperies, bedspreads and stuffed animals. All items must be in good condition. Any questions, please call 201-481-9908. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

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Holiday Bazaar Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green (147 Broad Street, Bloomfield) is holding a Holiday Bazaar on Sat., Dec. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Vendors will be selling jewelry, Avon, chocolates, ornaments, friendship bags, clothing, centerpieces, Tupperware, knitted and crocheted items, homemade jams and much more. There is also a Children's Shopping Room where only the kids can shop! The day also has raffles, prizes and gift baskets. The soup and sandwich café is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank You From Bill Arndt Thanks to all of you who donated furniture, basketballs, money for basketballs and a refrigerator to help make other's lives better. Bill Arndt Annulment Information Evening An Annulment Information Evening is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 9 at Our Lady of Mercy Church (Farley Center), 40 Sullivan Drive, Jersey City at 7:30 p.m. A canon lawyer from the Archdiocese of Newark will discuss the most recent theology, guidelines and requirements or obtaining a Church annulment. The information is presented in terms that all can understand. A question and answer period will conclude the session. Pre-registration is not necessary. For additional information, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327. Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass St. Mary's Knights of Columbus (Council #2346) will celebrate its recently deceased Brothers: Deacon John J. Coffey, John M. Janiec, Michael A. Palmisano, Anthony J. Tozzi and A. Marc Guiliano, as well as all deceased Brothers at a special Memorial Mass. The Mass will be held on Mon., Nov. 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Council Hall (150 Chestnut St, Nutley). Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Spaghetti Dinner and Canned Food Drive St. Mary's Knights of Columbus #2346 is holding their annual Day After Thanksgiving Spaghetti Dinner on Fri., Nov. 27 at 5:00 p.m. at their Council Hall (150 Chestnut Street). This family event was created to give "moms" a break from cooking the day after Thanksgiving and is a fun time to enjoy a nice Italian meal with your family and friends. This year we are asking attendees to bring a can of food to support the food pantry at St. Peter's Haven Food Pantry in Clifton. The cost of the dinner is $5 per person ($20 max per family) and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, beer, wine, soda, dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets will be sold at door. To reserve a seat, please call Grand Knight Stan Novak at 973-667-5268 or John Wlosek at 973-6615283. To donate food directly to the pantry, please contact Ms. Dettleback-Hook, Executive Director of St. Peter's Haven, at 973-546-3406. Support Group for Grieving Fathers The needs of fathers who have suffered the loss of a son or daughter are unique. The Office of Family Life Ministries of the Archdiocese of Newark invites all grieving fathers to a special place of understanding and healing. The Support Group for Fathers Whose Children Have Died will meet at Notre Dame Church (Parish Center), 359 Central Avenue, North Caldwell, NJ on Sat., Dec. 5 at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is requested. Please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 973-497-4327 for directions and registration.

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Parish Christmas Giving Tree One of the most delightful parish community experiences in the Advent season is our "Christmas Giving Tree". For years now St. Mary's has approached this with boundless charity! This community of faith has brought the presence of Christ to countless agencies that care for children, the elderly, the handicapped and those in need. Our Christmas "Giving Trees" are now in the Church and Monsignor Walsh Hall. We are asking that all gifts be dropped off to the church by the week of Dec. 13. This will allow the youth of our parish enough time to sort the gifts and the agencies time to pick up the gifts. The tree will, again, be adorned with tags with the wishes of those who rely on help from the charitable agencies listed below. The procedure for the Giving Tree is as follows: 1. Take a tag from the tree 2. Purchase the requested gift (these gifts should be new). 3. Wrap the gift decoratively; place the tag back on the gift so it will go to the appropriate agency. The following are some of the agencies your kindness will help this year: 1. Safe House Shelter for battered Women and Children 2. Inner City Religious Education Programs of Parishes in Newark and Jersey City 3. St. Anthony's Residence for Men. Franciscan Brothers, South Bronx, NY 4. Retired Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace 5. Covenant House, Newark 6. Vincent Methodist Care Pantry 7. Special Young Adults (SYA) of Nutley 8. St. Joseph's Home for the Blind, Jersey City 9. Good Counsel Homes for Mothers and Children in Bronx and Hoboken 10. St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary's Church 11. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark

Discover Ireland with the Irish Life Experience, an unforgettable summer journey to Ireland for young adults, from June 28 to July 22, 2010. Applications are now being accepted for the program, a four-week study abroad in Ireland for American and Canadian teenagers. Emphasizing culture, education, travel and fun, the Irish Life Experience strives to ensure each student's experience is unique and unforgettable. Students are introduced to Ireland's welcoming and friendly people, magical and beautiful landscapes, and rich heritage and tradition, all of which will be celebrated through structured classes and tours. For more information, go to our website at www.irishlifeexperience.com or call 866-960-9215. We are offering an early bird discount of $500 off a student's tuition if everything is received by 1/1/2010.

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Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities Do you have a teen or adult son or daughter with a significant intellectual disability? Robert Faraci, Ph.D., OTR, Associate Professor at Seton Hall University, would like to interview you to understand your experience. These interviews are being conducted for a research study that is expected to assist professionals in healthcare and education better meet the needs of persons and families with intellectual disabilities. It has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of Seton Hall University. For more information contact Dr. Faraci at 973-275-2264. All interviews and correspondence are completely confidential. Thank you for your support.

The deployed troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. That they may be protected by the Holy Spirit and know the prayers of a grateful nation. The Sick Jaclyn Amorin, Rose Amorin, Anita Ang, Jim Blanda, Olga & Victor Boen, Dr. George Boyle, Patrick Brady, James Brooks, Louise Brunetto, John Casale, Dorothy Cielo, Bruno Colucci, Patti Colucci, Frank Corbo, Ann Corrigan, Michael Cox, Jr., Tom Coyle, Anthony Divins, Alexandra Donadia, Nicholas, Michele & Paul Fasone, Eileen Fell, Eleanor & Peter Franco, Roxanne Funke, Gertrude Furlong, Nancy Gabriele, Gabrielle Geannone, Eileen Gerber, Nicholas Grasso, George & Eileen Ippolito, Joanna Jasontek, Elizabeth Klotz, Eric Lawton, Robert Macaulay, Maria MacMunn, Rose Marie Malanga, Karen Mathewson, Judy McAdam, Faith Morelli, Lorraine Marie Morelli, Virginia Moscolo, baby Nicole, Helen Nicole, Richard O'Connor, Peggy Pisko, Steve Polut, Grace Reijers, Fran Reilly, Joan Romaniello, Caesar Romano, Adelaide Rose, Bob Rovere, Frieda Rygiel, Diana Schmelzer, Mary & Lawrence Simon, Michele Spina, John & Marianne Thievon, William & Doris Tracey, Helen Tyrpak, Charlet Villanueva, Peter Vocaturo, Margaretta Wippich, Karen Zaliwski Deceased Edith Luzzi, Donna Manderville, June Bianchini Readings for the Week of November 22, 2009 Sunday: Dn 7:13-14/Rv 1:5-8/Jn 18:33b-37 Monday: Dn 1:1-6, 8-20/Lk 21:1-4 Tuesday: Dn 2:31-45/Lk 21:5-11 Wednesday: Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28/Lk 21:12-19 Thursday: Dn 6:12-28/Lk 21:20-28 Friday: Dn 7:2-14/Lk 21:29-33 Saturday: Dn 7:15-27/Lk 21:34-36 Next Sunday: Jer 33:14-16/1 Thes 3:12---4:2/ Lk 21:25-28, 34-36

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Holy Father's Prayer Intention for November That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation. Reporting Abuse to the Archdiocese The Archdiocese takes very seriously any and all allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy, Religious and lay staff of the Archdiocese. We encourage anyone with knowledge of an act of sexual misconduct to inform us immediately so that we may take appropriate action to protect others and provide support to victims of sexual abuse. Individuals who wish to report an allegation of sexual misconduct may do so by calling the Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection at 201-407-3256. Catholic Campaign for Human Development These days it is not hard to imagine having to choose between rent or health care, food or transportation, household bills or clothing for your children. For many Americans, these choices are forced by a recent layoff, pay freeze, or retirement fund decrease. For 37 million Americans who live below the poverty line, the options are only diminishing. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development makes a difference in low-income communities by funding programs that address the root causes of poverty. More than ever, CCHD needs your support in today's collection. Thank your for your generosity. Parish Collection for Sunday, November 15 Thank you for your donation of $8,578.

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