March 31, 2013 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of
ST. PETER’S CHURCH
— A Roman Catholic Parish Community —
155 William Street
New Jersey 07109
Pastor: FATHER IVAN SCIBERRAS - Parochial Vicar: Father Wojciech Jaskowiak - In Residence: Father Mark O’Connell
Deacon: Julio Roig - Deacon: Guillermo Valladares
Religious Education Office: 973-751-4290
Sunday Masses: SATURDAY at 5:30PM SUNDAY: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM and 1:00PM Mass in Spanish
Daily: Monday thru Friday – 9AM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7PM (Retreat House Chapel) Saturday at 8AM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession): Saturday: 1PM – 2PM
COORDINATOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN SPANISH: (First Communion and Confirmation): Rosie Velasquez 973-351-4908
E-mail: [email protected]
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord † March 31, 2013
March 31, 2013
Christ is risen!
He is truly risen,
3-24-2013– Palm Sunday Collection - $7,249
3-24-2013— Assessment Collection —$2,497
HOLY HOUR ON DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 7
Please join us this Sunday for a
Holy Hour which begins with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament right
after the Mass in Spanish.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will
be prayed at 2:15 p.m. in Spanish and at
2:45 p.m. in English.
We conclude with Benediction
at 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE
TO THE 2013 ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
ARCHBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL 2013
as of 3-20-2013
Over (Under) Goal:
Number of Donors:
The Luncheon/Fashion Show was originally scheduled
for Saturday, February 9th at 12 noon. Because of the snowstorm
on that date, the Luncheon/Fashion show was postponed and the
new date is Saturday, April 6th at 12:00 noon. It is being held
at Victor’s Chateau in Little Falls, New Jersey.
The deadline for purchasing Lucheon/Fashion Show
ticket was Friday, March 29th.
If you bought raffle tickets for the gifts being raffled off at
the Luncheon/Fashion Show, SAVE them for the date of the raffled
is also changed to April 6th.
Raffle tickets are still available at the rectory.
CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS OR ADOLESCENTS
If you are an adult and have not yet received the
sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation or Eucharist, there will be a
Rite of Christian Initiation Inquiry Session on Thursday,
April 11th at 8:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room # 2. At the
meeting you will be able to find out about our program. This
meeting is also for non- Catholics who would like to become
Catholics. If you have any questions, please call Fr. Mark at the
SAINT PETER ROSARY CONFRATERNITY
St. Peter’s Rosarians will meet this Wednesday, April
3rd, for recitation of the Rosary and the 9 a.m.
Mass. After the Mass, they will go the Rectory Meeting
Room #1 for refreshments and their meeting.
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 835
invites you to their “ANNUAL TRICKY TRAY” on
Saturday April 6 - 6:30 pm at St. Peter’s School Auditorium, 152 William Street, Belleville. Donation: $20 per
Person includes: One Sheet of Level 1 Tickets, Soda, Coffee &
Dessert, Bring Your Own Food.
For Information and Tickets: Joseph Downey, Grand Knight
(862) 220-1160 or Thomas Doeffinger, PGK (201) 873-0507.
WORD AND WORSHIP CLUSTER
This cluster helps our parish proclaim and teach the
good news of Jesus Christ and forms Christian
disciples. For information on this cluster, call Angie
Stefanelli at 973-759-5252.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; Mt 28:8-15
Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; Jn 20:11-18
Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Lk 24:13-35
Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8:2, 5-9; Lk 24:35-48
Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27; Jn 21:1-14
Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118:1, 14-21; Mk 16:9-15
Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24;
Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31
This cluster works to bring the Gospel message to the
world through actions centered on justice, peace and
charity. For information on this cluster, call Deacon Bill
Valladares at 973-667-1323.
All are invited to the “Maintenance Day” at our Parish. It
will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 9:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon. Please wear working clothes. We will meet in
the rectory at 9:00 a.m. for a light breakfast.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
& FREE BLOOD GLUCOSE SCREENING
with Dr. Sidali and Staff
April 8 & 15, 2013 from 7-9pm
St. Peter’s Retreat House, 149 William Street
Saturday, March 30
8:00 pm Angelo Calia, rq Mysia Hoogsteden
Doc Gibbons, rq Daniel & Nelly
Sunday, March 31
Frank Zaccha (4th Anniversary), rq Zacca Family
8:30 Special Intentions of the Sauchelli Family,
rq Sauchelli Family
10:00 Dermot Finn (3rd Anniversary), rq Pat Finn & Family
10:15 Norma Velez, rq Wydalis Myol
11:30 Flo & John Resciniti, Leo & Rose Marino,
rq Barbara & Frank Marino
Gregorio Aureliano & Antonio Munno,
rq Bianca Aureliano & Rosa & Maria Munno
Monday, April 1
David Oliveira, rq Claudia Oliveira
Rose Strafaci, rq Cathy & Kevin Morris & Family
Tuesday, April 2
9:00 Jean Cataldo, rq Dc. Joe & Phyllis Sisco
Wednesday, April 3
Elizabeth O’Dell, rq St. Peter’s Rosarians
Maria Nguyen Thi Thom, rq Quynh & Lienh, Quan
& Qui, Thach & Thuy, Long & Trang, Su & Minh
Thursday, April 4
9:00 David Izaguirre, rq Cesar Izaguirre
Friday, April 5
Michael Garis, rq Lori & Greg MacDonald & Family
7:00 Diosdada Buot, rq Sentina Family
Saturday, April 6
8:00 Elizabeth & Walter Heyl, rq James F. Begans
5:30 Dorothy Goldrick (20th Anniversary), rq Pat Nichols
Sunday, April 7
People of the Parish
Mary Franceschini, rq Dc. Julio & Maxine Roig
10:00 Robert Freitag, rq wife, Irene
11:30 Barbara Mulcahey Herman,
rq St. Peter’s Class of 1971
Sr. Anne Roberta Scott, rq Dc. Julio & Maxine Roig
YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE
TO THE HOLY LAND
June 19-29, 2013
with Fr. Ivan Sciberras
TOUR COST - $3,198.00
per person/double occupancy
For a single occupancy please add $550.00.
This price includes:
- Roundtrip economy class airfare from Newark
on NONSTOP flights with United Airlines
- Airline taxes/fuel surcharges as currently levied
- Accommodation in First Class hotels in Jerusalem & Galilee
- All hotel taxes, All transfers and porterage
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Land transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Comprehensive sightseeing with a licensed
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Daily Mass at Holy Sites
Airfares from other departure cities throughout the United
States are available upon request.
For further information on this pilgrimage please contact:
George’s International Tours
9265 Dowdy Drive, Suite 232, San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: (800) 566‐7499 Fax: (858) 271‐6692
Email: [email protected] Website: www.georgesintl.com
You can view a detailed itinerary on our website:
To sign-up, please call immediately
Pray for these in our community who are ill
among us: Maria Jose Alfonso, Dolores Bowie,
Frank Bradley, Jamie Canal, Jim Cataldo, Marie
Cerreto, Nancy Corris, Janet Cubellis, Evelyn
DiChiara, Delaine Kurbyla, Felipe LaRiba, Fran
Lombard, Barbara Mende, Antonio Rosa, Cirilo Sison, Ana
Salazar, Marie McConnon, Ana Challenger, Tony De Sent,
Phil De Sent, Riley Hayes-Lopez, Margaret Steinhauser,
Casey Paradine, Ethel Thomas, Gordon Gladden, Patricia
Concato, Joe Mullery, Carmella Parilla, Phyliss Bocchino,
John Grimes, Carmela Vassallo, Orlando Perry, Alice
McCants and all people wishing to remain nameless. Let us
also pray for those who have recently died.
SPECIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY LITURGIES
There will be two special Masses celebrating milestone years for
married couples. The Archbishop will celebrate Mass:
April 7, 2013 - 3 pm for couples celebrating 50 or more years.
May 5, 2013 - 3 pm for couples who are celebrating 5 and
25 years of marriage.
Both liturgies are at the Cathedral Basilica and couples need to
The BLESSED MOTHER LAMP will burn
week beginning March 31st in memory of
Domenico Sartori at the request of Angie
The CHURCH SANCTUARY LAMP will burn week
beginning March 31st in loving memories of Samuel, Isabella & Rose Troiano at the request of their
daughter and sister, Rose.
register with Sr. Vilma (973-751-2002) in order to receive certificates.
Registration is due on March 22nd for 50 + years and April 19th for
5 & 25 years.
We are reproducing excerpts of the homily that Pope Francis
delivered during the Easter Vigil in 2008, when he was
Archbishop of Buenos Aires
In the shadows of the Temple we have followed the signposts of a long
road. God chooses a people and sends them on their way … towards the land which
was promised. Recently we too made our way listening to [the telling of] this history of
traversing lands and centuries, with our fixed on the paschal event - the definitive
Promise made reality, the Living Christ, victor over death, resurrected. Life in God is
not sedentary: it is a life on the way ... and even God Himself desired to be on the
way, in search of man ... and became man. On this night we have traveled both roads:
of the people, of man, towards God and that of God towards man. Both roads lead to
an encounter. The anxiousness for God sown in our human heart, that anxiousness of
God given as a promise to Abram and, on the other hand, the anxiousness of God's
heart, His immeasurable love for us, are to be found here today, before this paschal
event, the figure of Christ Resurrected that resolves in itself all searches and anxiousness, wishes and loves; Christ Resurrected is the goal and triumph of these two roads
that meet. This night, a meeting takes place!
The Gospel we have just heard describes the meeting of Jesus Christ,
victorious over death, with the women. Nobody stands still ... all are in movement, on
the move: it is said that the women went, that the earth shook strongly; the Angel
came down from Heaven, making the stone roll, the guards trembled. Then, the invitation: He will go to Galilee, that all go to Galilee. The women, with that mix of fear and
joy - that is, with their hearts in movement – go back quickly and run to spread the
news. They encounter Jesus and approach Him and fall at His feet. Movement of the
women towards Christ; movement of Christ towards them. In this movement the meeting happens.
The Gospel announcement ... is a reality that repeats itself each time we
place ourselves on the road towards God and we allow ourselves to be met by Him.
The Gospel tells of an encounter, a victorious encounter between the faithful God,
passionate for His people and us sinners. He is thirsty for love and keeps searching
for those who have finally accepted placing themselves on the road ... on the road to
find Him ... to allow ourselves to be found by Him. In that instant, existential and temporal, we share the experience of the women: fear and joy at the same time. We experience the stupor of an encounter with Jesus Christ which overflows our desires.
The encounter relaxes us, strengthens our identity and sends us forth; puts us on the
road again so that, from encounter to encounter, we may reach the definitive Encounter.
I was recently mentioning that, in the midst of the shadows, our gaze was
fixed on the Paschal event – Christ - reality and hope at the same time; reality of an
encounter today and hope for the great final encounter. This is good because we have
become accustomed to living in a culture of loss, in which our passions, our disorientations, enmities and conflicts confront us, separate [literally, "eliminates our brotherhood"] us, isolate us, crystallize us inside a sterile individualism which is proposed to
us as a [viable] way of life daily. The women, that morning, were victims of a painful
loss: they had had their Lord taken from them. They found themselves desolate before
a sepulcher. That's the way today's cultural paganism, active in the world and our city,
wants us: alone, passive, at the end of an illusory path that leads to a sepulcher, dead
in our frustration and sterile egotism.
Today we need the strength of God to move us, that we have a great shaking of the earth, that an Angel move the great stone in our heart. That stone that prevents us from heading out on the road, that there is lightning and much light. Today we
need our soul shaken, that we're told the idolatry of cultured passivity and possesiveness does not lead to life. Today we need, after being shaken by our many frustrations, to encounter Him anew. He tell us, “Be not afraid”- get back on the road once
again, return to that Galilee of your first love. We must renew the march begun by our
father Abraham and which signals this Paschal event. Today we need to encounter
Him; that we find Him and He will find us. Brethren, “Happy Easter!” My wish for us is
that today an Angel rolls away our stone and we allow ourselves to encounter Him.
SAINT PETER’S THIS WEEK
MONDAY, April 1
Easter Recess—School Closed
12-1pm NA Support Group, Church Basement
Estudio/Biblia, Casa de Retiros
TUESDAY, April 2
Easter Recess—School Closed—NO CCD
WEDNESDAY, April 3
Easter Recess—School Closed
Spanish Communion Class, RMR 2
Spanish Confirmation Class, RMR 1
Vietnamese Prayer Group, Chapel
THURSDAY, April 4
Easter Recess—School Closed
Youth Group, Church Basement
Legion De Maria, RMR 3
FRIDAY, April 5
Easter Recess—School Closed
NA Support Group, Church Basement
NA Support Group, Church Basement
Retiro De Jovenes, Retreat House
7:30 - 8:30 pm—Exposicion Del Santisimo, Capilla
SATURDAY, April 6
Retiro De Jovenes, Retreat House
8:30 - 12Pm Maintenance Day/Dia Del Mantenimiento
9:00-11:30 am First Communion Class, School
Neo-Catechumenal Way, Cafeteria Area
SUNDAY, April 7
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Retiro De Jovenes, Retreat House
CCD Classes, School
10 am & 1 pm
Children Liturgy of the Word
Virgen Peregrina, Church
Divine Mercy Holy Hour, Church
Saint Peter School
forming the future with
Purpose, Passion and Power!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK. . .
Habemus Papam! We have a Pope! St. Peter’s
School celebrated the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio to
the papacy with a special prayer service led by our eighth
graders with assistance from our students in the fifth grade.
The prayerful tribute recognized Pope Francis I as our Good
Shepherd on earth and successor to St. Peter, Prince of the
Apostles. It was a great teachable movement as all our
students were introduced to the life and person of the new
Pope through various prayers, readings and symbols. Thank
you to Father Ivan for presiding!
Our eighth graders, under the direction of Mrs.
Varricchio, presented the Stations of the Cross to the entire
school on Wednesday. It was a moving experience for all.
Our students commemorated Holy Thursday by
participating in a re-enactment of the Last Supper. To
prepare for Easter and the reception of the Eucharist, our
students received the sacrament of Penance. The month of
March has provided our students with many religious
Spring has finally arrived at St. Peter’s School. The
highlight of the spring season is the celebration of Easter.
The Easter Bunny, Easter eggs and candy are symbols of the
spring season but Jesus is the real reason for the Paschal
season. As our students know, the Easter Cross is a special
sign of our faith reminding everyone that we are Easter
people. Our students are fortunate to be in a Catholic
School to be able to observe, learn and participate in so
many aspects of their religion.
May the Risen Lord bless you during the season of
hope and renewal. Happy Easter! Alleluia!
Mrs. Phyllis Sisco, St.
Peter's School Principal, delivers concluding remarks at the
end of a Celebration
of the Election of
Pope Francis, held at
the School on Friday
St. Peter’s School will be open on
Monday April 8 and Tuesday April 9
from 6:00—9:00 pm
for School Registration
for 2013-2014 School Year
Pre-K 3-4 (full day) till 8th grade
Contact St. Peter School’s Office for more information
(7:30 AM to 3 PM)
Pascua es tiempo de risas y alegría. Tiempo de victoria. Después de
un partido de fútbol, los triunfadores se abrazan, cantan y celebran con gran alegría y algazara la victoria. Los cristianos, el domingo de Pascua, día de la victoria sobre nuestro último enemigo, la muerte, tenemos motivos más que sobrados para saborear y
vivazmente este gran acontecimiento. Los cristianos
orientales, durante el tiempo de Pascua, archivan los saludos rutinarios y se abrazan mientras se dicen: “Cristo ha resucitado.” Y se
responde: “Verdaderamente ha resucitado.” Hermosa costumbre
que centra la vida en el corazón de nuestra fe. Cristo ha resucitado. Cristo vive. Aleluya! Esta es la gran noticia. No estará en la
primera página del New York Times ni de ningún periódico, pero
este grito de alegría resonará en todas las iglesias del mundo. Este
gran acontecimiento, no visto por nadie, no estará tampoco en
los canales principales de la televisión, pero alegrará muchos corazones. Esta victoria, ganada por uno, será compartida por los millones de seguidores de Jesús congregados en todas las Iglesias del
mundo. Esta comunidad de San Pedro quiere celebrar gozosamente la victoria de Jesús y nuestra victoria y quiere proclamar la
gran noticia: Cristo ha resucitado! Cristo vive. Aleluya! Hoy, me
toca a mi anunciarlo, hermanos y hermanas, pero no soy el primero y no seré el último en ser testigo y dar testimonio de este
gran milagro. Pascua es el triunfo del amor. Pascua es tiempo de
alegría y esperanza. Pascua proclama que Dios existe y que está del
lado de la vida y la bondad. Al devolver a Jesús a la vida, Dios revela su activa preocupación por nosotros y su compromiso con
nuestra historia. Pascua significa para nosotros un nuevo nacimiento. "Por la gran misericordia de Dios hemos nacido a una
nueva esperanza por la resurrección de Jesucristo de los muertos".
No se llamen a engaño. Si Cristo no ha vuelto a la vida, olvídense
de todo. Vayan a casa, enciendan la televisión y
con lo que más les haga cosquillas, sea lo que sea. No pierdan su
tiempo aquí hablando de un Jesús que es mero recuerdo, pobre
cuadro colgado de la pared. Pues no! nuestro Cristo está vivo!
Más vivo que cualquiera de nosotros. Vivo para nosotros, para
usted y para mi, vivo para lo que Pablo llama "renacer". Y nacer
de nuevo significa que tenemos una nueva vida, vida que no tiene
fin a pesar de todo. Les deseo Feliz Pascua! Hagamos Pascua.
Hacer Pascua porque Cristo ha resucitado. Hacer Pascua porque
somos amados por Jesús y vivos en Jesús. Aleluya. Aleluya. Feliz
Pascua a todos.
Saint Peter’s Parish will host its annual Volunteers Dinner on
Saturday, April 20th in the school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Any parishioner who volunteers their services to the parish in any
way during the past year is cordially invited. This is our way of
showing our appreciation for your help.
You can sign up at the door of Church on the weekends of April 7th
and 14th, or you can call or email the Rectory. Anyone going must
sign up by April 29th.
Volunteer’s Dinner “April 14th” at 6:30 p.m.
I will attend __________
Number attending ________ __
EL MINISTERIO “JOVENES CREYENTES
DEL SENOR DE LA MISERICORDIA” DE ST. PETER’S
TE INVITA AL
Retiro de Jovenes de 14 a 18 años
!HAY QUE MORIR….PARA VIVIR! (Juan 12-24-26)
FECHA DEL RETIRO: 5-6-7 de abril 2013
LUGAR: Casa de Retiros Juan XXIII,
149 William Street, Belleville, NJ
HORAS SANTAS EN LA FIESTA DE LA DIVINA
MISERICORDIA - Acompanenos en la Hora Santa el
Domingo Abril 7 (2PM-3PM)
Comienza con la Exposicion del Santisimo apenas
termina la Misa Hispana.
Ingreso el viernes 5 de abril hora: 6-7pm y termina el
domingo , 4 pm con la Misa de Clausura en el DIA
DEL SENOR DE LA MISERICORDIA…
PARA MAS INFORMACION LLAMEN A:
Rezamos la Coronilla de la Divina Misericordia a las 2
p.m. en espanol y a las 2:30 p.m. en ingles.
NANCY PORTILLO (201-898-7354)
O JUAN QUINONES (973-901-2231)
Terminamos con la Bendicion Sacramental a las 3
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce sufre debido a un
aborto tenga esperanza…. sienta el amor curativo de Jesucristo.
El Viñedo de Raquel es un retiro que brinda una
oportunidad magnífica para honrar a los bebes, darle esperanza a las madres y a los padres y para disipar la oscuridad con
la luz y la compasión del Señor.
Su llamada y participación es estrictamente
Abril 12-Abril 14
Para informarse o registrarse comuníquese al
8150 o a [email protected]
CONTROL GRATIS DE LA PRESION DE LA
SANGRE Y DEL AZUCAR
por el Dr. Sidali y sus enfermeras
8 y 15 de Abril de 7PM a 9PM
En la Casa de Retiros, 149 William Street
A través del perdón los brazos de Jesús te levantan 2Co5:17)
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
REGISTRACION ESCUELA DE ST. PETER
Las matrículas para el año académico 2013-2014 de St. Peter School ya están abiertas. Hay cupos disponibles para
jornada completa (7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.) para Pre-K3, Pre-K4,
Kindergarten y para los grados 1-8. También hay servicio de
guardería, Pre-Care (7-8 a.m.) y After-Care (3-6 p.m.). Para
mayor información, por favor llame o visite nuestra escuela
(973-759-3143). Si necesita asistencia en español, por favor
pregunte por la Señora Aida González por la manana.
Hch 2:14, 22-33; Sal 16 (15):1-2, 5, 7-11;
Hch 2:36-41; Sal 33 (32):4-5, 18-20, 22;
Hch 3:1-10; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9; Lc
Hch 3:11-26; Sal 8:2, 5-9; Lc 24:35-48
Hch 4:1-12; Sal 118 (117):1-2, 4, 22-27;
Hch 4:13-21; Sal 118 (117):1, 14-21;
Hch 5:12-16; Sal 118 (117):2-4, 13-15, 2224; Rev 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19; Jn 20:19-31
DÍA DEL MANTENIMIENTO
LA ESCUELA QUEDARÀ ABIERTA EL LUNES ABRIL 8 Y
MARTER 9 (6PM-9PM) PARA QUE PAPAS QUE TRABAJAN PUEDAN REGISTRAR A SUS HIJOS
Todos los jóvenes y adultos están invitados a participar
en el mantenimiento de nuestra Parroquia. Tendrá lugar el Sábado, 6 Abril, de 9:00 a.m. a 12:00 del día.