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CHURCHOF THESACRED HEARTMASS SCHEDULESaturday evening:Sunday:Weekdays:Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBABishop of MetuchenRev. Stanley G. Gromadzki, PastorRev. Lukasz Blicharski, Parochial VicarParish Office Address:531 Washington Ave. South Amboy, NJ 08879www.sacredheartsa.orgLike us on Facebook @Church of the Sacred HeartParish Phone: 732-721-0040Parish Fax:732-721-4448E-mail:sheart224@aol.comAssistant Administrator : Karen HowarthE-Mail: assistant@sacredheartsa.org4:00 pm (English), 5:30 pm (Polish)7:00 am, 9:00 am (Polish), 10:30am,12:00 noon, 2:00pm (Spanish)8:00 am (Monday through Saturday)CONFESSIONSBefore morning Mass except First Friday; Saturdays: 3:00 pmand 5:00 pm. Every 1st Friday @ 6:00pm.NOVENAS / DEVOTIONSThe Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Daily after 8:00 am MassHoly Rosary: After 8:00 am daily Mass & 3:30pm on SaturdaySACRAMENT OF HOLY MATRIMONY / WEDDINGSArrangements are to be made by calling the Parish Office noless than ONE YEAR in advance. Absolutely NO social plansare to be made before meeting with the parish Priest orDeacon. Please note: Sacrament of Holy Matrimony iscelebrated on Saturdays @ 1:00pm only, NO Friday or Sundayweddings (nuptials) will be scheduled.Cemetery Office: John AvaglianoBAPTISMSE-Mail: cemetery@sacredheartsa.orgBaptisms are celebrated on the 2nd & 4th Saturday at 1:00pmwith the exception of Holy Days. Pre-Baptism class, will be at2:00 pm every 3rd Saturday of the month in Church. Parentsand Godparents must attend.“Protecting God’s Children”Parish Background Coordinator: Gary LattanziE-Mail: h Office Hours:Monday – ThursdayFridaysEvenings/Saturdays9:00 am to 2:00 pmCLOSEDBy appointmentSacred Heart CCD/PREP 732-721-0040Mrs. Shannon Liana, DirectorE-mail: sacredheartsaprep@gmail.comWebsite: olish CCD 732-721-0040Rev. Lukasz Blicharski, CoordinatorMrs. Ania Halajko, Assistant CoordinatorE-Mail: vicar@sacredheartsa.orgE-mail: ahalajko@gmail.comWebsite: https://sites.google.com/site/religiasa1/IN CASE OF EMERGENCYIf you should need a Priest for Last Rites, any time, day ornight, please call 732-721-0040. The answering service willpick up; leave a message with your request. A Priest will callback as soon as possible.RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)The RCIA is the process the Church uses to form and informthose who want to “inquire” about the Catholic faith. Thisprocess is for those who have never been baptized, baptizedadults needing Confirmation and Holy Eucharist, and those ofother faiths who feel called to become Catholic. Is God callingyou? If so, please call the Parish Office @ 732-721-0040.PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICKArrangements for communion calls to the sick can be made bycalling the Parish Office. Please notify the Parish Office whena parishioner is in the hospital. Emergency calls may be madeat any time. Call 732-721-0040.PARISH REGISTRATIONAll parishioners should be registeredParishioners over the age of 18 should register independentlyof their parents. It is necessary to be a registered parishionerfor at least 3 months in order for us to provide testimonialletters. Thank you for kindly notifying the Parish Office of anychanges@ 732-721-0040.Please note Memorial Hall is no longer available as “hall for rent”- parish organizations will still be allowed usage.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEKSATURDAY, February 264:00pm Ray BorupReq. by: Steve Makwinski5:30pm(P) Stefan & Krystyna GrzedaReq. by: Margaret GradkowskiSUNDAY, February 27 (Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time)7:00am James Ross McCleanReq. by: Maria & Kenny Keich9:00am(P) Pro Populo / People of the Parish10:30am Charles LukieReq. by: Ryniec Family12:00pm John Bonk (Anniversary)Req. by: Cousins, Pat & Nancy2:00pm(S) Thomas C. MulcahyReq. by: Millie VattelanaMONDAY, February 288:00am Julia FerkoReq. by: Kevin & Theresa WalshTUESDAY, March 18:00am Edwin J. O’Connor (Anniversary)Req. by: Joseph & MaryAgnes MorrisWEDNESDAY, March 2 (Ash Wednesday)7:00am Benito VattelanaReq. by: Millie Vattelana8:00am Robin BogushReq. by: Family12:00pm Janina ModzelewskaReq. by: Krystyna Popielarczyk6:15pm Maria MastromarinaReq. by: Santana & Andreano Families7:15pm(P) Weronica & Zbigniew SobkowReq. by: Daughter & FamilyTHURSDAY, March 3 (Saint Katherine Drexel)8:00am Edward C. MerskiReq. by: Merski FamilyFRIDAY, March 4 (Saint Casimir)8:00am Mass for the Deceased Purgatorial Society Benito VattelanaReq. by: Millie Vattelana Thomas C. Mulcahy Req. by: Millie Vattelana Souls in Purgatory Req. by: Millie Vattelana Joseph Burzynski Sr. Req. by: Wife, Jessica Joseph Burcynski Jr. Req. by: Mother, Jessica Donna GoldenReq. by: Kerry Edmundson Louse BieniasReq. by: Marion Bienias Richard GiannoneReq. by: F & E Brylinski Msgr. Terrance Lawler Msgr. Michael Corona7:30pm(P) Kazimierz GajownikReq. by: Joanna KalinowskaSATURDAY, March 58:00am John M. GoldenReq. by: Marcella Bilicska4:00pmLiving & Deceased Members fo the5”30pm(P)Sacred Heart Rosary SocietyGod’s Blessings on the Siwaldo FamilyReq. by: Teresa WeberSUNDAY, March 6 (First Sunday of Lent)7:00am Charles “Buddy” LukieReq. by: Patti Kreitner9:00am(P) Zbigniew KuczewskiReq. by: Kamil Kuczewski10:30am Christine ConstantineauReq. by: Constantineau Family12:00pm Molly PearsonReq. by: Magdalena Rybka2:00pm(S) Pro Populo / People of the ParishHAPPENING THS WEEK . . . .Saturday, February 26 Rosary @ 3:30pm CCW “Water for Life Project” ends Fuel Collection this weekendSunday, February 27 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time CCW “Water for Life Project” ends Fuel Collection this weekendMpnday, February 28 Seniors Meeting / 11:30am / Memorial Hall UL CCD / PREP classes / 5:00—6:30pmFriday, March 4 Stations of the Cross / 12:00pm (E) / 7:00pm (P) Lenten Confessions / 6:00 pm / English & Polish)Saturday, March 5 Rosary @ 3:30pm Parish Maintenance Collection this weekendSunday, March 6 First Sunday of Lent Parish Maintenance Collection this weekendAltar Hosts for this week’s liturgies are donatedin loving memory of:\ Josephine StarosciakMr. & Mrs. Len AmbroziakCANDLE INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEKSanctuary / Tabernacle Candle Mary J. HranowskiFran & Carl KovachBlessed Mother’s Altar Candles(no intentions taken)Saint John Paul II Altar Candles Arhur & Dolores Golembiewski((nSacred Heart of Jesus Candle(no intention taken)Saint Joseph Candle(no intention taken)Jesus Crucified Candle Paul & Theresa AdamecsSheehan FamilyTOur Lady of Fatima Candlei(no intention taken)Saint Anne CandleS Michael & Catherine GorczynskiRose BoychukInfant of Prague Candle Augusta EngelhardtJoan & Fred Fulham2-587

GOD’S PLAN FOR GIVINGPlease remember your Parish Churchin Your Last Will & TestamentOur parish church is totally dependent upon yourfinancial support and generosity. Without your generositywe as a parish church could not function. Unfortunately ittakes money and we must pay the bills like any otherhousehold, the only difference is that we are much, muchbigger. Please be generous with God’s given treasure insupporting your parish church. Please consider tithing (5%of your income) if you have not done so in the past. TheGood Lord reward you for your generosity and sacrifice. Father StanleyWEEKLY COLLECTIONFebruary 19 / 20, 2022Regular Collection:On-Line Giving: 8,627.12 885.252/19/224:00pm5:30pm 2,015.00 556.002/20/227:00am9:00am10:30am12:00pm2:00pm 1,436.00 767.00 1,896.10 1,748.02 209.00OUR PARISH ORGANIZATIONSSACRED HEART SENIORS2/21/22 Meeting / 11:30am / Memorial Hall ULTrips to Atlantic City are suspended until further notice.For more information, call Lorraine @ 732-721-6843.ROSARY SOCIETY3/7/22Meeting / 7:00pm / Memorial Hall LLCOUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN2/27/223/8/223/9/223/12-133Water for Life Project endsMeeting / 7:30pm / Memorial Hall LLMary’s Way of the Cross / 7:00pmIrish Soda Bread Sale (pre-orders only)SACRED HEART CCD / PREPCCD/ PREP classes will be virtualfor the month of January.Contact Mrs. Shannon Liana @sacredheartsaprep@gmail.comSACRED HEART PRAYER CHAINThe Sacred Heart Prayer Team is ready to pray for yourspecial needs. You may email your prayer request toshprayerchain@gmail.com or write your request inthe binder located at the St. Jude statue in the back ofthe Church. You can become a member of the PrayerTeam by registering on the website or in theprayer journal.YOUTH MINISTRY( to be announced)HOLY NAME SOCIETY(to be announced)CATHOLIC WAR VETERANSPlease check your email or Youth Ministry website forupdates and information.BOY SCOUT TROOP #95(to be announced)Meetings are held every Tuesday @ 7:00pmKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #426For information on joining Troop #95, please email:t95bsanj@gmail.comSAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETYNew members always welcomed! Call Jan Williams @732-553-9060. For Hall rental, please call 732-721-2025or on Facebook @South Amboy Knights of ColumbusCouncil 426.Food collections are suspended until further notice.THRIFT SHOPWednesdays @ 1:30pmSaturdays 12:00pm to 2:00pmAmerican Wellness Center, 228 Main St. WoodbridgeAbortions are performed here daily. Pray for an end toabortion! For more info, call Anne @ 732-721-7583.The Thrift Shop which is located in the Convent is openThursdays and Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 12:00pm.Donations are accepted during these hours - come inand browse!LOVE LIFE GROUPPray the Rosary3/10/22 Meeting / 2:00pm / Memorial Hall LL4/6/22Love Life Stations of the Cross / 7:00pm3-587

N E W S AND U P C O M I N G EVENTS2022 BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEALCELEBRATING 40 YEARSCONTINUING TO FAN THE FLAME OF FAITH INTO SERVICEBy now, you have received a letter from Bishop Checchio inviting your participation in the 2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal.The diocesan ministries supported by the Appeal directly impact many of the parishioners here in Sacred Heart. Your giftprovides formation opportunities for our pastor, Father Stanley, encouraging your participation. If you have yet to makeyour gift, please prayerfully consider doing so today by either returning your pledge card in the nail or going to the securewedsite: https://diometuchen.org/BAA.EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME“A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten treebear good fruit” Luke 6:43Are you using your gifts in the way God intended? Haveyou asked God how He would like you to use them? Doyou compare yourself to others and complain about whatyou don’t have instead of being thankful for what youhave? God gives each of us unique gifts and a uniqueplan. Listen to how God is calling you to use your gifts, tobear good fruit, for the glory of His name.LENTEN FISH DINNER TAKE-OUTOLV Knights of Columbus / Columbiettes, 775 Washington Rd. Parlin, will have a Take-Out Fish Fry on 3/2(Ash Wednesday), 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15/2022from 4:30-7:00pm. Menu includes salad, vegetable,French fries & dessert.Please remember in your prayers the priests ofour diocese whom God has called to Himself:Rev. Francs /RussoFebruary 26, 1984OLDIES NIGHTMARCH 5, 2022 / 7:00PMMsgr. Joseph SheehanFebruary 28, 1988We’re having an “Oldies Night” featuring the music ofNJ’s #1 “Sounds of the Street”. Tickets are 50.00 perperson and includes dinner, soda, dessert, coffee & tea.BYOB. Tables of 10 are reserved. For tickets, call Duffy@ 732-496-3005 or the parish office @ 732-721-0040.Rev. Thomas DzurendaFebruary 29, 2000CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNERMARCH 20, 2022The Sacred Heart Church Tricky Tray will take place onApril 29, 2022.Information can be found on the church website and onour Facebook page. Donations are being accepted andcan be dropped off at the parish office during businesshours. Ticket request forms are available at the parishoffice, in church and on our Facebook page!South Amboy Knights of Columbus Council #426 willhave their annual “Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner”on Sunday, March 20th immediately after the SaintPatrick’s Day Parade. Menu includes corned beef,cabbage, potatoes & rye bread. For tickets & info,call Gary @ 732-512-8923 or 732-721-2025and leave a message.SPANISH CORNEREL RINCÓN DEL MINISTERIO ESPAÑOLMis queridos hermanos y hermanas,en la tierra, la gente nos reconoce por las palabras, y un día Dios nos juzgará según las palabras. Escuchemos nuestras propias palabras, porque en ellas veremos la riqueza o la pobreza de nuestro corazón. El Evangelio de hoy es unaadvertencia para cada uno de nosotros. Porque en cada uno de nosotros hay un pequeño, ya veces incluso mayor,hipócrita al que le gusta amonestar y reprender a los demás, a menudo sin mejorarse a sí mismo. Pero Cristo quiereque nos veamos a nosotros mismos de manera diferente. Primero en mí mismo, luego en los demás. Que veríamosnuestro rayo y realmente nos preocuparíamos por él, porque es un peligro real para nosotros. La hipocresía es como unpequeño gusano que muerde por dentro y trabaja sistemáticamente destruyendo lo que todavía está sano. Vale la penarecordar bien el Evangelio de hoy, porque nos permitirá mirar a los demás y ver la verdad en la vida y estar seguros deque lo estamos haciendo bien. Veamos también a este hipócrita en nosotros y no dejemos que domine demasiado.Nuestra Oración del Domingo¡Dios! ¡Padre de la luz! ¡Dame un corazón puro! Quita de mi corazón todo lo que es bajo, como pensamientos deshonestos o sentimientos impuros. Dame un corazón limpio y llénalo con Tu gracia, para que pueda sentir Tu HermosaPresencia y traerte gloria. Por Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén. ¡QUE TENGAS UN BUEN DOMINGO!Padre Lukas4-587

CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEARTSTATIONS OF THE CROSSEvery Wednesday in Lent @ 7:00pmEvery Friday in Lent (except Good Friday)12:00 noon in English and 7:00pm in Polish followed by Mass @ 7:30pm1. The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.2. All other Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.3. The obligation of fast applies only to Catholics between the ages of 18and 59. Fasting in the Catholic tradition means to limit oneself to onefull meal and two smaller meals which together are not equal to a fullmeal, so as to experience hunger.4. The obligation of abstinence applies to all Catholics who have reachedthe age of 14. Abstinence in the Catholic tradition means to abstainfrom meat.Lenten Confessions will take place in both English and Polish on March 4th @ 6:00pm, April 1 @6:00pm, April 4th @ 7:00pm and April 8th at 6:00pm. Just a reminder, confessions regularly takeplace Monday through Saturday before the 8:00am Mass and on Saturday evening before the 4:00pmand 5:30pm Masses.PORZĄDEK MSZY ŚW. W KOŚCIELE NAJŚWIĘTSZEGOSERCA NA CZAS WIELKIEGO POSTU 2021DROGA KRZYŻOWAW każdą środę Wielkiego Postu o 7:00pmW każdy piątek Wielkiego Postu (oprócz Wielkiego Piątku)12:00 noon po angielsku7:00pm po polsku, a następnie Msza ŚwiętaZOBOWIĄZANIA WIELKOPOSTNE:1. Post ścisły obowiązuje w Środę Popielcową i w Wielki Piątek.2. Co drugi piątek Wielkiego Postu zachowujemy abstynencję.3. Zachowanie postu dotyczy wiernych w wieku od 18 do 59 lat. Postw katolickiej tradycji oznacza ograniczenie się do spożycia trzechposiłków: jednego do syta i dwóch lekkich, które razem wzięte niesą równe pełnemu posiłkowi, tak by doświadczyć uczucia głodu.4. Obowiązek abstynencji dotyczy wszystkich katolików, którzyukończyli 14-sty rok życia. Abstynencja w katolickiej tradycjioznacza wstrzymanie się od spożycia mięsa.Wielkopostne spowiedzi odbędą się w języku angielskim i polskim 4 marca o 18:00, 1 kwietnia o18:00, 4 kwietnia o 19:00 i 8 kwietnia o 18:00. Przypominam, że spowiedzi odbywają się regularnieod poniedziałku do W sobotę przed Mszą św. o godz. 8:00 oraz w sobotę wieczorem przed Msząśw. o 16:00 i 17:30.5-587

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