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OF THESUMMER MASS SCHEDULE(Sunday, June 6th thru Sunday, September 6th)Saturday evening:Sunday:Weekdays:4:00 pm (English), 5:30 pm (Polish)7:00 am, 9:00 am (Polish), 11:00am,1:00pm (Spanish)8:00 am (Monday through Saturday)1896-2021Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD, MBABishop of MetuchenRev. Stanley G. Gromadzki, PastorCONFESSIONSBefore morning Mass except First Friday; Saturdays: 3:00 pmand 5:00 pm. Every 1st Friday @ 6:00pm.Rev. Lukasz Blicharski, Parochial VicarNOVENAS / DEVOTIONSParish Office Address:The Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Daily after 8:00 am MassHoly Rosary: After 8:00 am daily Mass & 3:30pm on Saturday531 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 HowarthSACRAMENT 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 @ 2:00pm only, NO Friday norSunday weddings (nuptials) will be scheduled.E-Mail: assistant@sacredheartsa.orgBAPTISMSCemetery Office: John AvaglianoBaptisms 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.E-Mail: cemetery@sacredheartsa.org“Protecting God’s Children”Parish Background Coordinator: Gary LattanziE-Mail: chazscop1@aol.comSummer Office Hours:Monday – ThursdayFridaysEvenings/Saturdays9:00 am to 2:00 pmClosedBy appointmentRITE 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.Sacred 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.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.

HAPPENING THS WEEK . . . .MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK.SATURDAY, July 314:00pm Daniel BuckiewiczReq. by: Bruce Buckiewicz5:30pm(P)God’s Blessings on the Kmieciak FamilyReq. by: Janina KmieciakSUNDAY, August 1Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time7:00am Richard W. JohnsonReq. by: Louise Johnson9:00am(P) Happy 18th Birthday Blessings onDawid MrozReq. by: Mom & DadLiving & Deceased Members of theSacred Heart Rosary Society1:00pm(S) Pro Populo / People of the ParishMONDAY, August 211:00amSaint Eusebius of Vercelli / Saint Peter Julian Eymard8:00am Ray & Bertha SmithReq. by: Bette BacsokaTUESDAY, August 38:00am John HolzerReq. by: Kim LangellaWEDNESDAY, August 48:00amCarla DinardoReq. by: Ciro AscioneTHURSDAY, August 5Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major8:00am Edward KujawskiReq. by: Thomas KujawskiFRIDAY, August 6The Transfiguration of the Lord8:00am Mass for the Deceased Purgatorial Society Robert Petrarca Witold Poniatowskir/o: Hanna Szymanska Lillian Kurekr/o: Mary Ann Kurek Charles Leedr/o: John Anagnostis Benito Vattelanor/o: Millie Vattelano Thomas C. Mulcahyr/o: Millie Vattelano Souls in Purgatoryr/o: Millie Vattelano Romualda Tanskar/o: Hanna Szymanska M/M Stefan Maslowski r/o: Wanda Skok Richie Maslowskir/o: Wanda SkokSATURDAY, August 7Saint Sixtus II / Saint Cajetan8:00am Pearl & Henry GrobelnyReq. by: Grobelny Family4:00pmKnights of Columbus Assembly #6765:30pm(P) Władysława Kuklicz (Anniversary)Req. by: Jacek KukliczSUNDAY, August 8Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time7:00am Mary & Hank GrobelnyReq. by: Grobelny Family9:00am(P) God’s Blessings on the 25th WeddingAnniversary of Ewa & Waldemar MroczkowskiReq. by: Mroczkowski Family11:00am Daniel Di AngelisReq. by: Virginia Di Angelis1:00pm(S)Pro Populo / People of the ParishSaturday, July 31 Rosary @ 3:30pmSunday, August 1 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saint Anne Prayer Service following 11:00am MassFriday, August 6 Parish Office ClosedSaturday, August 7 Rosary @ 3:30pm Parish Maintenance CollectionSunday, August 8 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Parish Maintenance CollectionAltar Hosts used for this week’s liturgies aredonated in loving memory of: Elzbieta BaginskaCANDLE INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEKSanctuary / Tabernacle Candle Stacy Hicks MurrayKaren HowarthBlessed Mother’s Altar Candles Arthur & Dolores GolembiewskiGod’s Healing on Joseph SeyglinskiKaren BaileySaint John Paul II Altar CandlesGod’s Blessings on Father Lukasz BlicharskiJustine & Patrick DineenThe Health of Paul FarrellJohn AvaglianoSacred Heart of Jesus Candle Shawn MrvicinAlice SakalosSaint Joseph Candle Joseph KlimekDaughter, JoyJesus Crucified Candle John HolzerKim LangellaOur Lady of Fatima Candle Mary DiblingEstelle & Joy KlimekSaint Anne CandleStanley Klimkiewicz & FamilyJoy KlimekInfant of Prague CandleEstelle KlimekDaughter, Joy2-587

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 COLLECTIONJuly 24 / July 25, 2021Regular Collection:Online Giving:Cemetery Collection:Candles:: 7,416.95 781.00 2,250.00 208.007/24/214:00pm5:30pm 2.368.00 342.007/25/217:00am9:00am11:00am1:00pm 1,270.00 1,044.00 2,284.95 108.00OUR PARISH ORGANIZATIONSSACRED HEART SENIORSSACRED HEART CCD / PREPAll upcoming trips and meetings aretemporarily suspended.Contact Mrs. Shannon Liana @sacredheartsaprep@gmail.comFurther information will follow when available!SACRED HEART PRAYER CHAIN For trip information, call Judy @732-727-0154Trips to Atlantic City are suspended until further notice.ROSARY SOCIETY(to be announced)COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN9/14/21Meeting / 7:30pm / Memorial Hall LLHOLY NAME SOCIETY(to be announced)CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS(to be announced)KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #426The 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.CHILDREN’S PRAISE & WORSHIP / YOUTH MASS“ROGER’S PRAISE & WORSHIPCHILDREN’S GROUP”Youth Masses (temporarily suspended)If your child is interested in joining the Children’s Bandor Chorus, please call 732-721-0040.YOUTH MINISTRYPlease check your email or Youth Ministry website forupdates and information.PRAISE AND WORSHIP GROUPNew 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.Sacred Heart Praise & Worship Group is temporarilysuspended due to the pandemic. They normally meeton Mondays @ 7:30pm in the Convent. New membersTHRIFT SHOPSAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETYThe Thrift Shop which is located in the Convent is openThursdays and Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 12:00pm.Food collections are suspended until further notice.Donations are accepted during these hours - come inand browse!BOY SCOUT TROOP #95Meetings are held every Tuesday @ 7:00pmFor information on joining Troop #95, please email:t95bsanj@gmail.comLOVE LIFE GROUPPlease come and pray the Rosary @ American WellnessCenter, 228 Main St., Woodbridge, where abortions areperformed daily. Pray for an end to abortion! For moreinformation, call Anne @ 732-721-7583.3-587

N E W S AND U P C O M I N G EVENTSEIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME“Each day the people are to go out and gather their dailyportion; thus will I test them to see whether they followmy instructions or not” Exodus 16:4Our church is open Monday through Wednesdayfrom 7:00am to 4:00pmThursday & Friday from 7:00 am 12:00 noonexcept 1st Friday when church is open all day.The church is open Saturday 7:00 am until 6:30pmand Sunday from 6:00am to 2:00pmBISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL 2021As of July 26, 2021, the Development Office of theDiocese of Metuchen has received from Sacred HeartParish pledges totaling 54,209.25 and payments of 53,508.00 from 241 parishioners. This represents98.6 % of our 55,000.00 goal. Thank you to all whohave contributed! IMPORTANT INFO If you are attending a Mass that you have requestedfor a deceased loved one and would like to place apicture of that person on the altar for the Mass,please see the celebrating priest before the Massstarts. The picture will be placed on the main altar.APOLOLGETICS, DEFENSE OF THE FAITHSeminario de Apologética, Defensa de la Fe 5 sesiones,basado en el libro "Iglesia Católica, Dulce Hogar" Lunesy Miércoles entre el 18 de Agosto y el 1 de SeptiembreHora: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Presentador: Allan Caballero Director Diocesano de la Oficina de EvangelizaciónHispana. Valor: 15 (Incluye libro) Lugar: 450 DrakeAve, Middlesex, NJ 08846 - Our Lady of Mount VirginSchool Cupos Limitados Información en:hispanic.ministry@diometuchen.org o en el teléfono732 243 4573 Registro: www.diometuchen.org/hispanicevangelizationREADINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2021Monday:Nm 11:4b-15; Ps 81:12-13, 14-15, 16-17;Mt 14:13-21Tuesday:Nm 12:1-13; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13;Mt 14:22-36 or Mt 15:1-2, 10-14Wednesday: Nm 13:1-2, 25 — 14:1, 26-29a, 34-35;Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23; Mt 15:21-28Thursday:Nm 20:1-13; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 16:13-23Friday:Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19;Mk 9:2-10Saturday:Dt 6:4-13; Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 47, 51; Mt 17:1420Sunday:1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9;Eph 4:30- 5:2; Jn 6:41-51When the Israelites gathered more than their dailyportion of manna, the surplus became wormy and rotten.In the same way today, self-reliance, pride and ego leadto hoarding and excessive surplus of goods and money.Living a stewardship lifestyle helps us discern our“wants” from our “needs”. Living a grateful and generouslifestyle reminds us that God will provide all that we needand that we have plenty to share.CCD / PREP REGISTRATIONRegistrations for the upcoming 2021/2022 CCD/PREPclasses are now being accepted.Forms can be found on the PREP ep/ or onthe parish website:sacredheartsa.org. If you are arenew to the program or have a child going intoLevel One,please contact Mrs. Liana at:sacredheartsaprep@gmail.com before registering.Registrations are due by August 1st.If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Liana.On behalf of Alex Dobrinsky and our parish familywe are grateful to allwho offered their prayers, love and supportfor his speedy recovery from double pneumonia.He is currently in rehabilitationand regaining his strengthand a return to good health.May God bless you all Father StanleyPlease remember in your prayersthe following priests of our diocesewhom God has called to Himself:Rev. John CaseyAugust 1, 2008Rev. Michael ClarkAugust 2, 1982Msgr. J. Morgan KellyAugust 3, 20004-587

COMING EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONSSILVER WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONGOLD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONYou are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Metuchenand renew your marriage vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at a special Evening Prayer Service at theCathedral of Saint Francis in Metuchen on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm.Couples who celebrated their Silver or God anniversary in 2020 are also invited to attend. Registration isrequired. Please register online @ sarycelebration. If you are unable to access, please contact your parish secretary or the Family Life Office @732-562-1543 or amarshall@diometuchen.org. Registration will close on October 7, 2021.Although no fee is required, in the past, many Jubiliarian couples have given a donation of gratitude to theChurch in memory of this special occasion. Donations of Gratitude may be made -gold or calling 732-562-1543.SOUTH AMBOY’S INAUGURAL IRISH FESTIVALThe City of South Amboy in conjunction with the South Amboy Saint Patrick’s Day ParadeCommittee will hold its Inaugural Irish Festival on Saturday, September 25th starting at 2:00pm at theRaritan Bay Waterfront Park.There will appearances by Andy Cooney and the Willie Lynch Band along with Irish Step Dancers from theLynn Academy of Irish Dance and South Amboy’s own Colonel D.B. Kelly Pipes & Drums.There will be crafts, food vendors and children’s rides. The festival will conclude with fireworks!For more information, please visit www.southamboyparade.com.DIOCESAN WORSHIP SERIESRENEWED AND RESTORED / IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH / ANNANDALEFRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 / 7:30PM 9:30PMThe Diocese of Metuchen’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization invites you to a night of worshipwith an opportunity to be renewed and restored in Christ’s transformational love.Personal renewal and restoration in the love of Christ paves the way for our families, our Church and ourworld to be renewed and restored. However, it starts with our own hearts. This night is not about catechismor teaching - it’s about slowing down our busy lives enough to encounter Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit tolead us to a deeper relationship with the Lord.The night includes Eucharistic adoration, live praise and worship music, a gospel reading, reflection, confession, and fellowship and a bonfire following the Holy Hour. All are welcome - young adults, families, highschoolers, middle schoolers, and people of all ages. For more info, contact mvantslot@diometuchen.orgor visit the website:www.lightingheartsonfire.org.5-587

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