Church Schedules: Lodi
FAITH REFORMED CHURCH 95 Washington St., Lodi • 973-778-4529 • www.lodifaith.net Rev. Timothy Ippolito, Pastor Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship and KIDZ Church (Ages 4-10)
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CONVENT 143 South Main Street, Lodi Mass: Sunday 9 a.m. • Daily (M-F) 7:00 a.m. • Sat. 8 a.m.
ST. FRANCIS De SALES 125 Union Street, Lodi • 973-779-4330
ST. JOSEPH R.C. CHURCH 40 Spring Street, Lodi • Rectory: 973-779-0643 Rev. Michael Marotta, C.R.M, Pastor Rev. Americo Salvi, C.R.M., Parochial Vicar Rev. Jason S. Gaganap, C.R.M, Parochial Vical Rev. Anastacio “Nony” Villaluz, C.R.M, In Residence Rev. Mr. Steve Marchese, Deacon Sunday Obligation Masses: 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (Italian), 10:30 a.m., Noon, 6 p.m. Daily Masses: 7:00 a.m., Noon • Holy Day Mass Eve: 7 p.m. Reconciliation (Confession): Sat. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Friday Adoration of Blessed Sacrament: 11 a.m. to Noon
Church Schedules: Moonachie
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF MOONACHIE 221 Moonachie Road Church Office: 201-641-4919 Rev. Kimberly Chastain, Pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
ST. MARGARET OF CORTONA (Little Ferry/Moonachie) 31 Chamberlain Ave., Little Ferry • Office: 201-641-2988 Rev. Arthur Frank Humphrey, Pastor Sr. Dorothy A. Donovan, S.S.J, Pastoral Associate Sunday Obligation Masses: Saturday: 5:30 p.m. • Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon Daily Masses: Mon., Novena 7 p.m., Tues., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving: 9 a.m. Rosary for Peace: First Saturdays after 9 a.m. Mass Reconciliation (Confession): Mon. 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Church Schedules: Wood-Ridge
ASSUMPTION R.C. CHURCH 143 First Street, Wood-Ridge • Rectory: 201-438-5555 Center: 201-933-6118 • School: 201-933-0239 Fr. Brian Cullinane, OFM, Pastor Fr. Paul Sinnema, OFM Fr. Thomas Kelly, OFM Deacon Nicholas Valdez Sunday Obligation Masses: 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Daily Masses: (Church) Mon.-Fri.: 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. • Sat. - 8:00 a.m. Reconciliation (Confession): Sat. 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Assumption Church/School Websites
Parish: www.assumption-parish.org School: www.assumptionschoolwr.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF WOOD-RIDGE 190 Valley Boulevard • Office: 201-438-5559 • 201-438-8966 Rev. Kimberly Chastain, Pastor Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship Service MEEL AL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NJ Rev. Changsik Jang, Pastor Sunday Worship 12:00 • Wednesday Worship 8:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. Morning prayer meeting 201-727-1201
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH/RESURRECTION Center & Humboldt Streets, W-R • 201-438-8333 Rev. Jacob David, Rector 1st Sunday - 9:30 a.m., Combined CSI & Healing Service 3rd Sunday - 9:30 a.m., Combined Espiscopal Eucharist 2nd & 4th Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Malayalam Service Vestry Meeting: 2nd Sat. 10:00 a.m.
December 2009 THE GAZETTE - PAGE 19
by Rev. Dianna L Smith, Senior Pastor First Reformed Church of Hasbrouck Heights
Autumn is a season of paradox it starts out, all orange and yellow, and red, there are some days still in the 70’s, warm enough for shirt sleeves when you are raking the yard or sweeping the porch. I see the paradox the clearest at my home on the river in Delaware. When autumn reveals her deeper purpose a wild west wind blows those newly raked leaves into a frenzied dance.
The west wind is wind that shouts, CHANGE IS COMI- ING! Summer is a time of gentle east winds, the flag in my river front yard flaps gently
in a rhythm that seems to say, “slow down, slow down.” How- ever, the west wind causes that same flag to snap to attention pointing toward the Delaware Bay.
Even the river changes in response to the wind shift. The river that flows by our door usually goes in and out quickly but calmly. Autumn brings whitecaps and waves churning at its soul. When that west wind blows it means business!
The sky puts on its grey suit, the temperature is a full 10 degrees cooler than it has been, weather stations have a new mantra, “frost warnings, deep chill, bundle up!”
The public fishing boats, usually so full of tee shirt clad
folks, drinking coffee and comparing fishing lures, sit empty, creaking in response to the push and pull of the wind and water.
When autumn takes her final bow, stores are filled with Christmas decorations, and choirs rehearse for Christmas Eve in earnest. By November’s end, we have had that final hard frost, nights call for a real coat, and there may be a snow flurry or two in the air.
Transitions in nature are clear-cut, most of us who have lived in the northeast for any length of time know what to expect.
Many people of faith wish that their lives would have the same kind of clear cut transi- tions that we find in nature. As autumn winds blow and frost warnings turn to plain old frost, our ancestors in the faith would find more time to be with their faith community, more time to worship together, more time to pray together. Their lives were less encumbered by the distractions so embraced by American families today and their stress levels were a mere fraction of ours.
Holiday Bazaar a Huge Success, Again!
The First Presbyterian Church of Moonachie held their Annual Holiday Church Bazaar on November 14, 2009.
Holiday goodies included homemade crafts, seasonal consignment and donations. A food court offered tempting delights.
Proceeds raised, fund gen- eral mission work from feed- ing the hungry to supporting the Moonachie EMS and Fire Department. The 105 year old Church has been holding Holi- day Bazaars for over 40 years.
Their mission is glorifying God by helping people. ###
The west wind blows more than flags and leaves and weather fronts, it blows into our deepest need. I fear that we have become too cosmopolitan to listen to our need for family and faith, too busy to notice our longing for prayer and reflection.
The football game is fun, the soccer game invigorating, and yet the west wind calls forth, “Change, Change.”
Faith is that which warms us in the seasons of frost, calms us in the seasons of fury and supports us in seasons of need.
Knights Support Fusion Sports Clinic
What a beautiful day! This fall, the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s Council #2861 presented a $240.00 check to Ernie Arias, Director and Founder of Lodi Fusion Sports Clinic for Special Needs Chil- dren at Kennedy Park.
Grand Knight Peter Scar- cella, as well as Past Grand Knight Bill Cangialose and Treasurer Bob Sarao, repre-
sented the Knights of Colum- bus Council from Lodi. Fusion Sports Clinic will use the money to purchase new sports equipment.
For more information about Lodi Fusion Sports Clinic, please call Ernie at 973-246- 5607. If interested in becom- ing a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael’s Council #2861, Lodi, please call 973-470-9373. ###
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Faith’s response to the shifting winds is to give us solid ground upon which to stand. Just as the old hymn says, “On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sink- ing sand.” ###
Assumption Rosary Altar Society
The Assumption Rosary Altar Society is a strong organi- zation of women devoted to our Blessed Mother in prayer and service. We invite all women of the parish to consider attend- ing one of our meetings held the first Tuesday of the month. They are interesting, inspira- tional and enjoyable. Recitation of the rosary is at 7:15 p.m. in the Church, followed by 7:30 p.m. mass. Immediately after mass, our meeting is held in the Fr. Patrick Morris Hall.
If you would like to join us in our devotion to the Blessed Mother, please come to a meet- ing or feel free to contact our Membership Chairperson, Lee Musella, at 201-438-6552 for further information. ###