Parish Services



Parish Services
Parish Ministries
Parish Center ............................................................................................................................... [email protected]
Fr. Alfonso R. Condorson, D.Min., Pastor ................................................................................... [email protected]
Fr. Edwin A. Baños, Parochial Vicar ............................................................................................. [email protected]
Fr. Marco A. Caceres, Weekend Assistant ................................................................................... (732) 356-0027
Deacon Gary Newton, RCIA Inquiries, Focus Test in English ....................................................... [email protected]
Deacon Gustavo Sandoval, Spanish Baptism Classes, Focus Test in Spanish.............................. [email protected]
Maritza Alvarez, Music Ministry.................................................................................................. [email protected]
Kathy Champignon, Religious Education Director....................................................................... [email protected]
Mary Ellen Kirchman, Administrative Assistant .......................................................................... [email protected]
Joe Lynch, Bookkeeper ................................................................................................................ [email protected]
Jorge Romero, Facility Operations .............................................................................................. [email protected]
Martha Rovitto, Spanish Administrative Assistant...................................................................... [email protected]
Ana Valencia, Religious Education Administrative Assistant ...................................................... [email protected]
Parish Services
Parish Office: Open Monday through
Thursday 9 AM-4 PM
(closed 12-1:30 PM for lunch).
Closed Fridays during summer.
Parish Center and Chapel of the Nativity:
124 East Second Street
Church: Mountain Avenue and
East High Street
Parish Office:
(732) 356-0027
Parish Fax:
(732) 356-8092
Emergencies Only: (732) 356-8936
Marian Novena: Saturdays following
8:15 AM Mass in the Chapel.
Eucharistic Adoration: First and Second
Friday, Adoration following 8:30 AM
Mass; Benediction: 1st Friday in English;
2nd Friday in Spanish, 1:00 PM in the
Baptism: English Baptisms will be
officiated on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of
the month at 1:30 PM in the Church.
Spanish Baptisms will be officiated on
the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at
1:30 PM in the Church.
Contact the Parish Office to schedule.
Attendance at Baptism class is
mandatory. The Baptism must be
scheduled before you attend Baptism
Marriage: Weddings celebrated
Saturdays and Friday evenings, but not
Sundays. You must contact a priest 9
months before the planned date, and
reservation of a wedding time is
suggested even earlier.
Confirmation, First Eucharist, First
Penance: Though immediate
preparation is given before receiving
these sacraments, children are expected
to receive a Catholic upbringing in their
families. This includes formal religious
education classes and regular Sunday
worship in the years prior to and
following the reception of these
In the Hospital?
If you or someone you know is sick in
the hospital or nursing home for an
extended stay, please contact the parish
office. We will do our best to have
someone make a pastoral visit and bring
communion. Please note that the
Hospitals or Nursing Homes do not
notify us, and we rely on the family to
inform us of this information. Thank you
for your assistance.
New Parishioners
New Parishioners are asked to come to
the Parish Office and fill out a Census
form. Individuals and families must be
registered and practicing here for at
least six months before applying for
If you have changed your address or
other information, please contact the
Parish Office at (732) 356-0027 so that
we can update our records.
Holy Savior Academy
The Middlebrook Deanery
Catholic School
(Grades Pre-K through 8)
149 South Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 822-5890
Mrs. Melinda Hanlon, Principal
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Sponsorship Eligibility
To be or not to be . . . A Sponsor for
Baptism or Confirmation
The opportunity to walk with another
in Faith, whether a child or an adult is
an awesome privilege. It is cause for
serious consideration on the part of
those who ask another to witness with
their lives to what it means to be a
Catholic, and for those who accept this
responsibility. It is important to think
carefully about your selection and
decision. The person to be considered
a Sponsor must be at least 14 years of
age and have themselves completed
the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism,
Eucharist, Confirmation), and are
leading a life in harmony with the
Faith and Tradition they are called to
witness. A Godparent/Sponsor cannot
be the mother or father of the one to
be baptized. If married, their marriage
must be recognized as “valid” by the
Catholic Church. They must be
attending Mass regularly, that is, every
Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.
They will need to obtain a Certificate
of Eligibility signed by their pastor.
Being properly registered at one’s
parish is an important first step.
Consider carefully your invitation and
response. There is more involved to
this than simply standing at the
Baptismal Font. It is a lifelong
commitment. If you have questions,
speak with one of the parish priests
who can guide you correctly. Call the
Parish Office EARLY, even before your
child’s birth to obtain information that
will help you in selecting suitable
Seventeenth Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Sunday’s Readings
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading 1:
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Reading 2:
Exodus 16:2–4, 12–15
I will rain down bread from heaven for you.
Ephesians 4:17, 20–24
Put on the new self that has been created in
God’s way.
John 6:24–35
Whoever comes to me will never hunger,
and whoever believes in me will never
This Week
Thursday, July 30, 2015
7:00-9:00 PM Spanish Men’s Prayer Group in the
7:30 PM
Divine Mercy in the Chapel
Prayer for Our Military
Today’s Gospel: Jesus feeds five thousand.
Masses/Penance for the Week
Monday, July 27, 2015
8:30 AM Dominic Emanuele
request of daughter, Rose DeSantis
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
8:30 AM Thomas Yanchuk, request of John Yanchuk
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
8:30 AM People of the Parish
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
George Barile
request of Bart and Ginny DeMato
Thursday, July 30, 2015
8:30 AM Stephen G. Juronics, request of family
6:00 PM
Spanish Penance
7:00 PM
Carlos Ruiz, request of wife and children
Friday, July 31, 2015
8:30 AM Alfonso Parisi, request of John and Maria Lewis
Saturday, August 1, 2015
8:30 AM Henry Sands, request of Carmel Orlando
9:00 AM Penance
5:00 PM
Margaret Betsko, request of daughter
7:00 PM
Spanish Vigil Mass
Sunday, August 2, 2015
8:00 AM Carmella Ford
request of Bill and Dottie Bedner
10:00 AM Amy and Anna Mitterbach
request of Gleason family
12:00 PM Fr. Sergio Antonio Reyes
request of Theresa and Eugenio Porras
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Heavenly Father,
We give you thanks and praise at all times. We ask your
blessing upon our military men and women. Keep them
close to your heart, as they are in ours. Send your angels
to protect them, as they have been sent to protect us.
Bless their families with the assurance that their loved
ones are in your hands. Return them to their families
whole and unharmed. Thank you Father for the many
blessings we enjoy because
of the selfless sacrifice of
our military men and
women and their families.
In Jesus' name we pray,
Question of the Week
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two
fish; but what good are these for so many?” (JOHN 6:9)
The miracle of the Loaves and Fishes is the only miracle
which is recorded six times in the Gospel. It carries two
important messages. First, no matter how little we have,
we always have enough to share. Second, Christ can take
our humble gifts and do great things with them if we are
just willing to let Him.
Communion and
Confirmation Photographs
The Communion and Confirmation photographs have
been delivered. If you placed an order, please stop by the
Parish Office to pick them up.
Christ the Redeemer Parish
Sacred Heart Summer Festival
Sunday Offering
The Week Ended July 19
Ordinary Offertory
Parish Ordinary Expenses*
We operated at a deficit of:
* Annual Weekly Average
July 28 – August 1
$ 4,740
($ 6,111)
($ 1,371)
Thank you! Your continued support helps
St. Joseph Parish to serve our people more effectively!
Open Maintenance Positions
Day Maintenance Mechanic / Evening Maintenance
(2 positions – same job description, different shifts)
Office of Property and Facilities Management
Diocese of Metuchen
Tuesday-Friday 6:00-10:00 PM
Saturday 5:00-10:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church Grounds
South 2nd Avenue (just off Main Street), Manville
Wheels, games, rides, 50/50,
raffles, DJ, Live music, Polish
DJ on Wednesday. Delicious
homemade Polish foods
prepared daily. For info and
directions call (908) 725-0072
or visit us on the web at:
Union Catholic High School
Track and Field Camp
Presently, the Office of Property and Facilities
management seeks a Maintenance Mechanic to:
 Perform routine tasks such as painting, plumbing,
electrical wiring and other related activities
 Maintain facilities, grounds and equipment in a clean,
safe and orderly condition
 Cut lawns using a power mower, trim and edge around
walks, flower beds and walls
 Assist in snow removal by shoveling walkways and
 Assist with other projects as needed
For students entering 4th through 9th grades
Directed by Coach Mike McCabe
July 27-30, 2015 - $250
Instruction for all track and field events (distance, sprints,
hurdles, throwing and jumping). Coach McCabe and his
staff will oversee all aspects of the camp using their
expertise, guidance and leadership to increase each
camper’s abilities. Detailed registration information is
available at For questions contact
Coach McCabe at (908) 370-7666 or email
[email protected]
The ideal candidate must be able to regularly lift and/or
move up to 50 pounds, work outdoors, and be able to
work occasional weekend schedule.
Interested candidates should forward their resume to
[email protected] When applying please indicate Day
Maintenance Mechanic or Evening Maintenance
Mount St. Mary House of Prayer
Please note that due to the anticipated high volume of
responses, only those candidates who we are interested
in interviewing will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS
Mount St. Mary House of Prayer, Watchung, will offer the
following programs. Registration required. Call
(908) 753-2091 or e-mail: [email protected]
Upcoming Pilgrimages from
St. Andrew Church
Avenel, NJ
 Germany and Switzerland
November 9-19, 2015, $2,300
 Ireland - March 1-11, 2016 - $2,300
 Year of Mercy Pilgrimage - Lourdes, Avignon, Nice,
Florence, Assisi, Rome with Papal Audience
October 31-November 10, 2016 - $3,079
Call St. Andrew’s Church (732) 534-4355 for details and
reservations or visit Hosted by
Fr. David Kosmoski.
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1651 U.S. Highway 22
Watchung, NJ 07069-6587
Week-Long Retreat
An experience of personal prayer based on Scripture.
Daily spiritual direction. Atmosphere of prayerful quiet.
Adaptable to the needs of each individual.
August 7-14. Begins 7:00 PM, concludes 11:00 AM
($490/week. Non-refundable deposit $80).
Leisure and Spirituality
Summer is a special time to lay back and relax with God.
Come and be refreshed as we explore the ways leisure
invites us into a deeper way of prayer.
August 12, 7:00-9:00 PM ($20-30 As you are able)
Presenter: Laura M. Arvin, OP.
Love is Our Mission:
The Family Fully Alive
St. Joseph Annual Retreat
3 Day Parish Mission
Presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 PM
Monday, July 27 at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 28 at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
501 New Market Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
(732) 968-5555
As one of the most
sought-after Catholic
speakers in the Church
today, Deacon Harold
Burke-Sivers is busy
giving lectures, retreats
and seminars in parishes,
at workshops, and at
numerous conferences
across the U.S. and around the world. He has been
featured in Envoy Magazine, The Catholic World Report
and The National Catholic Register, as well as on many
national and international radio programs, including
“Catholic Answers Live,” “Catholic Connection” and
“Kresta in the Afternoon.” Deacon Harold is the author of
The Mass in Sacred Scripture and has appeared on Life on
the Rock, EWTN Live and EWTN Bookmark. He hosts his
own weekly radio show, “From the Rooftops,” on Radio
Maria, and can be seen as the host of several popular
EWTN television series, including “Behold the Man:
Spirituality for Men,” “Made in His Image: Family Life
Today.” “Christ the Servant: The Vocation of Deacons”
and “Authentically Free at Last.” Deacon Harold regularly
leads parish missions, deacons’ retreats, men’s retreats,
and more. Wherever he speaks, Deacon Harold keeps his
audience’s full attention as he addresses a wide variety of
topics, specializing in men’s spirituality, marriage and
family life, cultural and moral issues and so many others.
September 4, 5 and 6
Mount Alvernia Retreat Center, Wappinger Falls, NY
This year’s retreat theme is ‘The Jubilee
Year – Holy Year of Mercy’. Cost of $180
per person includes bus transportation,
meals, and private room and bath (all
rooms air conditioned). Three talks will be
given by Franciscan Friars, with small group
reflection, morning/night prayer and
special celebrations. Sign Up forms are
located in the Narthex. Please fill out and
return to parish office or collection basket
by August 15. Contact the parish office at (732) 356-0027
or email Linda Goodrich at [email protected]
Pope Francis Visit to the U.S.A.
Pilgrimage to Philadelphia
The Diocese of Metuchen invites you to participate in a
pilgrimage to Philadelphia for the Mass to be celebrated
by Pope Francis on September 27, 2015. The Papal Mass is
scheduled for 4:00 pm on Benjamin Franklin Boulevard,
Philadelphia. The round trip bus reservation and
pilgrimage package will be $55 per person. Each
participant is responsible for their own meal costs on that
day and also any train/shuttle expenses from the parking
lot to the event site and back. Pilgrims should be
physically fit and prepared to walk several miles.
Reservations will be accepted on a "first-come firstserved" basis. For those interested in reserving a bus seat,
you may do so starting on July 8, 2015 using the preferred
online method by visiting
You may also register via phone by calling (732) 562-1990
ext. 1543 during the hours of 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday thru Friday. This information is also available on
our website.
Stewardship of Time
Lectors Needed!
You cannot buy it, sell it or stop it. What will you do with
this personal gift from God which is unique to you? Stop
and think of God first in everything you do. Do not just
 Pray
 Give a warm greeting to everyone
you meet
 Visit someone who is sick or lonely
 Play a game with your children
 Help in a community project
 Volunteer at church
 Read the Bible
Saint Joseph Church is in need of many lectors to read
passages from the bible at Saturday evening and Sunday
masses. If you are interested in this type of ministry,
please fill out the form below and drop it in the
collection basket or at the parish office. Someone will
contact you for training.
Name: _________________________________________
Phone Number: _________________________________
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Lecturas para el Próximo Domingo
Durante esta Semana
Décimo Octavo Domingo Ordinorio
Divina Misericordia
Todos los jueves después de la Misa de las 7:00 PM se
reunen en la Capilla el grupo de la Divina Misericordia.
Para más información llamar a Jorge Romero al
(732) 900-4315.
Primera Lectura: Éxodo 16:2-4, 12-15
Comerán carne en la tarde y se hartatán de pan por la
mañana, para que sepan que yo soy el Señor, su Dios.
Segunda Lectura: Efesios 4:17, 20-24
Que el Espíritu renueve su mente y revístanse del nuevo
yo, creado a imagen de Dios.
Evangelio: Juan 6:24-35
"Yo soy el pan de vida. El que viene a mí no tendrá
hambre y el que cree en mí nunca tendrá sed"
Circulo de Oración
Todos los sábados a las 6:30 PM se reúne el círculo de
oración en la Capilla. Para más información pueden
llamar a Gabriela Alpizar al (908) 342-0780 o
Maribel Alfaro al (908) 450-7110 ¡Los esperamos!
Avisos a la Comunidad
Las confesiones se realizan en inglés y español los
siguientes días:
Sábados de 9:00 a 10:00 AM en la Capilla.
Miércoles de 6:30 a 7:00 PM en la Capilla.
Jueves de 6:00 a 6:45 PM en la Capilla (solo español)
Para confesarse en otro momento debe hacer una cita
previa llamando al (732) 356-0027.
Familiares Hospitalizados
Si tiene algún familiar hospitalizado, y desea visita
pastoral y Eucaristía, por favor infórmelo a la parroquia,
llamando al teléfono (732) 356-0027.
Virgen Peregrina
Las familias que deseen la visita de la Virgen Peregrina en
sus hogares, comunicarse con Oscar e Ivania Rios al
(908) 986-8977- (908) 986-8978.
Ayuda a tu Iglesia
Ayude a su Iglesia, adquiriendo los certificados de compra
(Gift certificate) de su supermercado favorito ShopRite,
A&P y Pathmark, sin que a usted le cueste un centavo
adicional. Así la Iglesia gana el 5 % por certificado. Se
venden a la salida de la Misa los domingos o en la semana
en la oficina Parroquial de 9:00 AM a 4:00 PM.
Tome Nota
•El Padre Edwin Baños atiende en la oficina Parroquial,
lunes de 3-5 PM, martes de 4- 7 PM y jueves de 3-5 PM,
para quienes deseen consultarle. Pueden llamarle para
citas o para obtener dirección espiritual al teléfono
(732) 356-0027. También pueden escribirle a su correo
electrónico [email protected]
•El Diácono Gustavo Sandoval, está disponible para
aquellas personas que necesiten alguna ayuda espiritual.
Para comunicarse con él, favor llamarle al teléfono
(732) 317-8544 o a su correo [email protected]
•La Sra. Martha atiende en la oficina Parroquial (donde
está la Capilla) todo lo relacionado con Misas,
bautismos, registros parroquiales y certificados. Ella
atiende en la oficina todos los martes y jueves de 6:30 a
8:30 PM y vía telefónica llamando al (732) 356-0027 ext 6.
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Clases de Educación Religiosa
2015-2016 Registro en Persona
Formularios disponibles en el sitio web de la parroquia, Oficina Parroquial, de lunes a jueves de
9:00 AM a 12:00 PM y 1:30 a 4:00 PM y martes y jueves
de 6:30 a 8:30 PM. Registros nuevos favor de traer una
copia del Certificado de Bautismo y Primera Comunión si
no se realizó en el Iglesia de San José. La matrícula se
puede pagar en efectivo o en
cheque. Cheques escritos a la
Iglesia de San José. Si tiene
dificultades financieras por favor
hable con nosotros sobre ellas.
Visita del Papa Francisco a U.S.A
Peregrinación a Filadelfia
La Diócesis de Metuchen invita a participar en una
peregrinación a Filadelfia para la misa que se celebrará
por el Papa Francisco el 27 de septiembre, 2015. No se
requieren entradas para la misa. No habrá asientos
asignados. La Misa es un evento de pie. La Diócesis ha
hecho arreglos para el transporte en autobús desde
distintos lugares de la diócesis. La misa papal está
programada tentativamente para el 4:00 PM. El horario
exacto no está disponible todavía, por los organizadores
del evento en Filadelfia, pero anticipamos que el horario
de salida sera muy temprano. La reservación del paquete
el viaje en autobús y la peregrinación será de
aproximadamente $55 por persona. Más información
detallada, está también disponible en nuestro sitio web.
Fotografias de Comunión y
Las fotografías de primera Comunión y Confirmación
ya las han entregado. Si usted puso una orden, por favor
pase por la Oficina Parroquial a recogerlas.
Retiro Anual en la Parroquia San Jose
Nota de la Hermana Lucia
Los dias 4, 5 y 6 de septiembre 2015
Tema: El año de la Misericordia.
Lugar: Centro de retiro Monte Alvernia, Wappinger Falls, NY.
Costo por persona: $180.00, incluye: Transporte, habitation
y comida. Hay aire acondicionado.
Estaran 3 Frailes Franciscanos con pequeños grupos de
reflexion, habra oracion por la mañana, en la noche y
celebraciones especiales. Todo sera en ingles.
Para registrarse: hagalo en el Nartex de la Iglesia, llame a
nuetra oficina, (732) 356-0027 o escriba Linda Goodrich
[email protected]
La Hermana Lucia esta muy a gradecida con todos por
su demostracion de cariño y obsequios recibidos. La
Hermana les pide a quienes quieran estar en contacto
con ella escribirle a su correo eletronico
[email protected]
Los bautismos se realizan los primeros y terceros
domingos de cada mes. Si usted quiere bautizar a su
hijo/a en los meses de octubre o noviembre. Deben
registrarse para la próxima charla de bautismo del 1º de
Septiembre 2015 a las 7:15 PM. Planifique con tiempo el
bautismo las charlas son cada dos meses y si no tiene la
charla no puede bautizar al
bebe. Para mas información ir
personalmente los martes o
jueves a la oficina Parroquial
(donde esta la Capilla) de 6:30
a 8:30 PM.
Santa Marta (29 de Julio)
Nuevos Bautizados
Damos la bienvenida a nuestra familia
Cristiana de la Iglesia San José a: Manuel
Calderon- Amaya y Bianca Isabella Moran,
que el pasado fin de semana recibierón el
bautismo. Felicidades a los padres y padrinos y que la luz
de Jesús permanesca por siempre en estos niños y crezca
aun mas en sus corazones.
El Grupo de la Misericordia esta organizando una
peregrinación al Santuario de La Divina Misericordia en
Massachusetts, el sábado 8 de agosto, 2015. Los
interesados deben anotarse para reservar su asiento en el
bus con Jorge Romero al (732) 900-4315 o escriba a su
correo [email protected]
Adultos mayores de 13 años $40, niños
de 4 a 12 años $20, menores de 4 años
gratis. Los boletos se estaran
vendiendo después de la misa de los
sábados y del domingo.
Intencion de Misa 2015/16
El libro de intenciones de las Misas para los días jueves y
sábados o domingo del 2015 está abierto. Si usted desea
pedir una Misa, por favor pase por la oficina de la
parroquia martes o jueves de 6:30 a 8:30 PM para hablar
con la señora Martha. El libro del año 2016 será abierto
y puesto a disposición.
Tenga en cuenta: La Diocesis requiere que todas las
intención de Misas deben ser pagadas en el momento
de solicitarlas.
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Cualquiera que lea los relatos de San
Lucas y san Juan acerca de los tres
hermanos que vivían en Betania,
conoce los rasgos esenciales de Marta.
Cristo amaba a aquellos tres
hermanos: Lázaro, María y Marta;
puesto que con su rectitud, su
armonía fraternal y su piedad, vivían
los principios que él predicaba. María,
la hermana menor, según nos narra san Lucas, era una mujer
tranquila, amante de escuchar las palabras del Divino
Maestro; Marta cuidaba la administración del hogar. Estaba
acostumbrada al servicio callado que no esperaba
agradecimiento ni recompensa. Sin embargo, ella también
hubiera preferido, al igual que María, estar sentada a los pies
del Maestro, pendiente de sus palabras, en lugar de trabajar
en la cocina y en el sótano. Es comprensible que un día se
haya dejado llevar por su temperamento y se haya quejado
ante el salvador por la actitud de su hermana. Nuestro Señor,
empero, conocedor de las profundidades del corazón, no le
dio totalmente la razón en su respuesta: "Marta, Marta, una
sola cosa es necesaria. María ha escogido la mejor parte" (Lc.
Marta comprendió muy bien la advertencia. Lo prueba el
hecho de que estando su hermano Lázaro enfermo, no confió
en los médicos ni en sus medicinas, sino que mandó llamar a
Jesús. El Maestro puso a dura prueba su confianza y la de su
hermana. Lázaro ya estaba en la tumba cuando él,
finalmente, llegó a Betania Marta acudió a su encuentro. A
pesar de que sus esperanzas se habían desvanecido por la
ausencia del Maestro, pronunció aquella solemne confesión
en el poder mesiánico de Cristo, como nos dice San Juan en
el evangelio "Yo creo que tú eres el Hijo de Dios"
Esta fe la agiganta y la hace digna de ver uno de los prodigios
más espectaculares en la vida de Cristo. La resurrección de
un cadáver en plena descomposición.
Otra vez, poco antes de la entrada triunfal de Jesús a
Jerusalén tuvo Marta la oportunidad de servirle. Las manos
de Marta no descansan ni siquiera en la muerte; es la
patrona de todas aquellas mujeres que, como ella, pasan su
vida junto a la estufa, junto al lavadero y tienen muy poco
tiempo para la oración y la meditación; pero comienzan y
terminan su jornada en el nombre de Dios, realizando un
verdadero servicio a la comunidad, es decir hacen verdadera
oración con las ocupaciones y actos de culto a Dios. ¡Santa
Marta, patrona de las amas de casa, ruega por ellas!

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