St. Michael’s Parish Family

St. Michael the Archangel Church
St. Michael’s Parish Family
Served by:
On the corner of Ridge Rd. and Page Ave.
Rectory and Parish Office:
624 Page Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Sunday Masses:
Anticipated Saturday evening at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM (in Polish),
and 11:30 AM
Weekday Masses:
7:00 AM, 8:00AM and Noon
Holy Days: Please, see second page for
Sacrament of Reconciliation - Confession:
Saturday: 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Weekdays: Before Mass
Miraculous Medal Novena
Mondays at 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Baptism
Call the rectory for scheduling and preparation.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Engaged couples should make arrangements
at least one year prior to their wedding. Call
the rectory to speak to one of the priests for
scheduling and preparation.
Sacrament of the Sick
Urgent calls at any time. Holy Communion
and visitation by arrangement.
With Song
St. Michael’s English Choir and St. Cecilia’s
Polish Choir welcome new members. Please,
call the rectory.
Teaching the Good News
Angel Academy: Offering Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4
CCD on Sunday Mornings: Religious
education and Sacramental preparation for
Public School Students in grades 1-8. Class
begins with Mass at 9:00 AM in Church and
ends in the classroom at 11:00 AM. Two
years of preparation are required for the
Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy
Communion, and 8 years for the Sacrament
of Confirmation.
Rev. Stanley S. Kostrzomb, Pastor
Rev. Ireneusz Pierzchala, Parochial Vicar
Rev. John Quill, In Residence
Rev. George Sharp, Assistant in Residence
Gene DeHaven and Michelle Latko, Trustees
Michael Mages Business Manager
Mary Ann Lesny, Parish Secretary
Genevieve Mazur, Director of Liturgical Music
Nick Uliano, Co-ordinator of Ushers
Roberta Pocius, Director of Angel Academy
Gene DeHaven, Director of Religious Ed
Telephone Numbers
Parish Office: (201) 939-1161
Fax: (201) 939-7571
Angel Academy: (201) 939-0350
Parish Web Site:
Parish e-mail: [email protected]
Rosary Society (English): Meetings take place on
the 2nd Monday of each month (except July
and August) in the Rectory Meeting Room.
New members are welcomed.
Holy Name Society: Meetings take place on the
2nd Thursday of each month (except July and
August) in the Rectory Meeting Room. New
members are welcomed.
Śpowiedź: W dni powszednie: przed każdą Mszą
Świętą W sobotę: 16tej do 17tej.
Chrzty: W każdą niedzielę o 13tej godzinie.
Prosimy o zgłoszenie się po informacje do
któregoś z księży parafialnych.
Sakrament Malżeństwa: Nalży zgłosić się do
jednego z księży parafialnych minimum jeden
rok przed planowanym terminem ślubu.
Nauka Religii: Dla dzieci wszystkich klas szkół
publicznych odbywają się w ciągu roku
szkolnego w niedzielę od 9tej (Msza Świętą)
do 11:15. Przed otrzymaniem Sakramentów:
Pierwszej spowiedzi i Komunii Św. uczniowie
powinni uczestniczć w dwuletnim programie
przygotowawczym. Przygotowanie do
Bierzmowania trwa 8 lat.
Sakrament Chorych: W sprawie odwiedzin
chorych w domu lub w szpitalu proszę
dzwonić do Kancelarii Parafialnej.
Kancelaria Parafialna Czynna: Od poniedziałku
do piątku od 9tej do 19tej. W soboty od 9tej do
13tej. W niedziele Kancelaria nieczynna.
Polska Szkoła: Nauka odbywa się w każdy piątek
od godziny 17tej do 20tej.
Towarzystwo Różańca: Polskie towarzystwo
Różańca Świetego spotyka się w każdą
ostatnią niedzielę po Mszy. Świętej 10:15.
OCTOBER 12, 2014
† Deceased Members of the Hopkins Family—
Theresa Sawicki
† Peter Polomski (Happy Birthday in Heaven) Wife
† Rev. Joseph Szklarski—Rose and Rich
† Stanislaw & Helena Konikowski—Sister-inlaw
† David D.J. Della Volpe—Mom and Dad and
Grandma & Grandpa Kile
(Sts. Hedwig & Margaret Mary Alacoque)
† Vincent A.Urgola—Noreen Hartnett
† Vincent A. Urgola—Rosemary J. Lavagnino
† Joseph Wolczanski
† Margaret Lomio—Nick Spina
† Jeanne Aragona
† Helen O’Donnell—Davis Family
† George H. Blauvelt Sr.—Irene Blauvelt &
† Vincent Urgola—Maria & John Horuzy
† Steven & Julia Orlikowski—Hank & Ann
Kushwara and Bernie & Evelyn Vigna
(St. Luke)
† Michael Slipec—Waleria Slipec
(St. Callistus I)
† Reilly & Connolly Families—Eleanor
† Jeanne Aragona
† Casimir Golembiewski—St. Michael’s Ushers
† Peter Polomski—Wife
† Dennis Karst—Matthews’ Family
† Rev. Joseph Szklarski—Kornak Family
† Salvatore Tita—Daughter, Eileen
† Dimitrios G. Tsarnas (Happy Name Day) Mother, Paula Tsarnas
(St. Teresa of Jesus)
Donna Marie & Joseph Blauvelt—Irene &
Beverly Blauvelt and Family
† Joanne Bielen (Happy Birthday) - Husband,
Children and Grandchildren
† Howard Plewacki—Aunt Jean Wilczynski
For the week of October 12th, the Altar Bread and Sacramental Wine used at
the Altar was given in loving memory of Vincent Urgola
from the Urgola Family.
For the week of October 12th , the Altar Candles were given in loving memory
of my Beloved Dad, John Marsh from Daughter, Louise Stack.
For the week of October 12th, the Pope John Paul II Votive will burn in loving memory of
Joseph Wolczanski from Family.
A Proper Confession...
We reflected on the sacred seal of the Sacrament of
Reconciliation (Penance) last week. The Church is so
strict about the secrecy of required in this sacrament
because of the critical importance of availing ourselves of God's mercy and having our sins absolved.
There is no reason why we should stay away from
Confession as long as we intend to make a valid confession.
In the case of serious sins, a person needs to go to
confession, otherwise these sins remain on his soul.
In order for it to be Confession or Reconciliation,
there are certain conditions. First, the penitent must
actually confess his sins to a priest. It must be done
with sorrow (contrition) which includes the purpose
of amendment. This means one may not confess what
he intends to do or say that he is sorry for what he did
but is going to do it again. The penitent's intention is
not to sin again. Even though he knows his weaknesses, he will do all in his power with God's help to
avoid sin. Also, the person must make a complete
confession, that is, confess all the sins he remembers
since his last worthy confession.
The Act of Contrition says it all. "O, my God, I am
heartily sorry for having offended Thee..." I am serious about my regret because I know that I have disobeyed God. "...I dread the loss of Heaven and the
pains of hell, but most of all because they offend
Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all
my love." Fear of the loss of God is sufficient sorrow. It's called imperfect contrition. We, however,
should strive for perfect contrition, that is, being truly
sorry because we went against God. It comes from
love of God. But, no one can be sure if he has perfect
contrition. Nevertheless, we should want it. "I firmly
resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more
and to avoid the occasions of sin." Here's the amendment, meaning we will change our lives to avoid the
sins we've just confessed. Finally: "Amen." We stake
our claim on this. We are serious about this sorrow.
Now all of this sounds like a tall order. But, we
should not be afraid to make good confessions.
God knows our weaknesses. He is most pleased
with our efforts even if we fail. The point is that
we love Him, we are sorry for each and every
sin, we want Him to forgive us, we go to confession for absolution and we do our best to live
better, to live in His grace.
Fr. Stanley
The Rectory office will be closed for regular business on Monday, October 13th for
Columbus Day.
It will reopen on Tuesday, October 14th at
How You Can Help Us
“Make Every Penny
The Community Alliance Program
gives us the opportunity to earn money based on
the number of supporters who bank with Boiling
Springs. We receive quarterly donations based
upon our supporters’ designated accounts or new
loans at Boiling Springs. No monies are withdrawn from your accounts and all donation
dollars come directly from Boiling Springs.
Supporters can help us earn money by opening
new accounts or loans or by having existing account at Boiling Springs and designating them as
Community Alliance participants. Eligible Accounts are: CDs, IRAs, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Money Market Accounts, and Premium Checking Accounts. Eligible Loans are:
New Mortgage Loans, New Home Equity Loans,
and New Home Equity Lines of Credit. Loan customers must affiliate with a CAP organization
within 60 days of origination.
For more information please call (201) 939-5550
visit your nearest Boiling Springs Savings Bank
Branch at 753 Ridge Road in Lyndhurst.
The collections taken up on
last weekend were:
1st Collection: $4,755.00
2nd Collection taken up
totaled: $1,926.00
Please , pray for those who are sick, especially:
Claire Jasinski
Sakura Ibarrola
Karen Kirschenman Sophie Wiercinski
John Caracciola
Karen Rubin
Louis Bottone Sr.
Richard Fontana
Charles Fersch
Bill McGill
Valerie Pogoda
Ed Pogoda
Joan Morreale
Edward J. Flanagan, Sr.
Jasmine Dursun
Pat Killeen
Sharon Strickland
Denise Ayers
Carmine Morreale
Lorraine Slaby
Eleanor Hale
Josephine Toczylowski
Frank Ruff, Jr.
Paul T. Komisar, Jr.
Alma Compel
Cynthia Hower
Josephine Bednarz
John Poturaj
Josephine Yaniero
Angelina Edelman
Donna Zwolinski
Victor Luiz Arena
Jean Wilczynski
Rosina Calamusa
Joseph Reilly
Vito Petrone
Jenna Cruz
Judy Gagel
Dolores Komisar
Joseph Pietrucha
Barbara Mazzerell
Robert Reilly
Louis R. Caracciola Caridad Diaz
Baby Ryan Joseph Lomuscio
Ralph Rossano
Anna K.
John Deveney
Stanley C. Dembowski
Marie Thomas
Lorraine Tartell
Charine Sherry
Please note that it is necessary to call the
rectory every two weeks you want a name in the
bulletin for Prayer for the Sick. We cannot accept requests that a name be on the list for more
than two weekly bulletins at a time. If you want
a name on this list, you must call the rectory or
drop off a note with the name before the bulletin goes to print. Bulletin goes to print on Tuesdays.
We pray for those who have died this
past week, especially:
Jennie Buraszeski
We would like to dedicate this section of our
bulletin for any immediate family members of
parishioners who are currently active in the
Military. If you would like a family member
included on our “Service Prayer List”, please
call the Rectory.
Franklin Chapman
Laura and Brian Falk
Christopher Ruff
Anthony Avella
David Pickard
David Dillon
Michael DiGesu
Joseph Campolattaro
Ryan Lee
Thomas D. D’Alessio
Robert Tagliabue
Anthony Tagliabue
Chad Brown
Alexandra Karwoski
The winners of our Annual 50/50 Drawing
at our Picnic were:
1st Prize: Adrienne Caruso—$2,932.50
2nd Prize: Elzbieta Czarnecki—$1,466.25
3rd Prize: Marie Rokoszak—$488.75
We thank all our parishioners and friends
who participated on this day either by donating their time or buying tickets and / or
The Parish Family of Saint Anthony of Padua Church,
330 Sixth Street, Jersey City, NJ will celebrate its
130th Anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving on
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:00am.
Immediately followed by a Celebration Dinner/Dance
to be held at Casino in the Park, Jersey City, NJ. Contact the rectory at 201-653-0343 for information.
Monday thru Saturday—6:30am—rosary is recited
.Monday, October 13
Miraculous Medal Novena takes place every Monday evening at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, October 14
Food Pantry volunteers meet at 6:30pm in the Rectory followed by a meeting at 7:00pm.
Thursday, October 16
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place after the 7:00am Mass until 8:00pm.
First Reading — On this mountain the
LORD will make for all peoples a feast of
rich food and choice wines (Isaiah 25:6-10a).
Psalm — I shall live in the house of the
Lord all the days of my life (Psalm 23).
Second Reading — God will supply whatever you need (Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20).
Gospel — I have prepared my banquet, and
everything is ready. Come to the feast!
(Matthew 22:1-14 [1-10]).
RCIA classes take place from 7-8pm in the convent.
Friday, October 17
AA meeting at 7:30pm in the Lower Church Hall.
Sunday, October 19
CCD Classes begin with the 9am Mass followed by
class till 11am.
Two Day Christmas Spectacular: On Saturday,
November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, St.
Joseph Regional H.S., Montvale, NJ will be
hosting its Christmas Craft Spectacular from
10am until 4pm, showcasing the talents of 120
crafts people and fine artists. The whole first
floor will be used. Admission is $2.00. Children
and senior citizens (65+) are free. NO STROLLERS PERMITTED.
Bereavement Group
Has the loss of a loved one left you depressed,
fearful, anxious or lonely? Perhaps you can find
help through sharing your feelings in the bereavement Support Group at the church of Saint
Mary located at 91 Home Avenue in Rutherford, NJ. The first session will be held on
Thursday, October 16th and continues on
Thursday evenings through November 20th.
Each session begins at 7:30pm and ends at
9:00pm in the Parish center located beneath the
church. Reservations are required and can be
made by contacting the parish office 201-4382200. deadline: October 13th. We look forward
to meeting you.
We are in need of the following for our
food pantry:
Vegetables, Tuna and Beans
Seton Hall Prep—New Jersey’s oldest catholic prep school—will be hosting its annual
Open House for 7th and 8th grade boys and
their families on Sunday, October 19 between
12 and 3pm. Visitors will tour the campus,
learn about the application process, and have
the opportunity to meet with teachers,
coaches, parents, and current students. For
more info, please contact Michael T. Zinsmeister, Director of Admission, at 973-3256632 or visit
We thank our parishioners and friends for keeping our pantry stocked.
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 12, 2014
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
— Philippians 4:13
CHURCH NAME: St. Michael the Archangel
Date of Publication: October 12, 2014
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