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October 12, 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Parish

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THE
BRIDGE
THE TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY
SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
- PARISH STAFF Fr. Jim Scullion, OFM, Pastor
Michele Beck, Music
Theresa Cassata, OFS, FFF
Fr. Kevin Daly, OFM
Fr. John Frambes, OFM
Sr. Patricia Klemm, OSF
Sr. Patricia McNiff, OSF
Jo Anne Reeder, Worship
- PARISH DEACONS Robert Cunningham
Richard Titmas
George Walker, OFS
Parish Office
(609) 494-8813
Mon. - Fri. 9 AM to 3 PM
(Closed for lunch 12 - 1 PM)
With open
arms for all!
OCTOBER 12, 2014
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42nd Annual
L.B.I. Commemorative
Family Faith Formation
(609) 494-8813 ext. 153
18 Mile Run
Community Center
(609) 494-8861
We remember those who lost their lives
in terrorist attacks:
Counseling Services
(609) 494-1554
Read our bulletin online at
www.stfrancisparishlbi.org
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1972 Olympics
Munich, Germany
September 11, 2001
United States of America
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
is a Franciscan Faith Community of
Holy Name Province
in the Diocese of Trenton.
Find out more about
Holy Name Province online at www.hpn.org
Embrace Our Way of Life
THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS
OF HOLY NAME PROVINCE
Franciscan Vocation Ministry
Fr. Brian Smail, OFM, 129 West 31st Street, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10001-3403
1-800-677-7788 www.BeAFranciscan.org
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF ALLEGANY, NY
Vocation Office
[email protected]
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF PHILADELPHIA, PA
Vocation Office
[email protected]
In cooperation with the LBI Jewish Community Center
St. Francis of Assisi, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ
DATE
Saturday,
October 11
Sunday,
October 12
Monday,
October 13
Tuesday,
October 14
Wednesday,
October 15
Thursday,
October 16
Friday,
October 17
Saturday,
October 18
MASS INTENTIONS
(L) Living +Deceased
9:00 AM +Madeline Mancini
3:30 - 4:30 PM Reconciliation
5:00 PM Teen Ministry
+Madeline Mancini
+Olga Rogowski
+Elizabeth Barbato
7:30 AM +Patricia Kunz
8:45 AM +Margaret Sinopoli
+John Gibbons
9:00 AM +Dominick Scavo
+Phyllis Drumgoole
9:00 AM +Jeremiah Lannin
9:00 AM +James Mc Fadden
+Colin Devlin
9:00 AM +Elizabeth Todorov
(L)Suzanne Hammill
9:00 AM +Gary E. Ryerson
9:00 AM +Anne Armstrong, ofs
3:30 - 4:30 PM Reconciliation
READINGS
EVENTS
Gal. 3:22-29;
Lk. 11:27-28
Is. 25:6-10a;
Phil. 4:12-14, 19-20;
Mt. 22:1-14
5:00 PM Spaghetti Dinner/Car Raffle, Gym
Is. 25:6-10a;
Phil. 4:12-14, 19-20;
Mt. 22:1-14
Gal. 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 - 5:1; 7:00 PM Confirmation Workshop #1
Lk. 11:29-32
Gal. 5:1-6;
9:30 AM St. Anthony Devotions
Lk. 11:37-41
7:00 PM RCIA, Rm. 212
7:00 PM Cornerstone Planning, Sr. Lounge
Gal. 5:18-25;
7:30 PM Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
Lk. 11:42-46
Eph. 1:1-10;
Lk. 11:47-54
Eph. 1:11-14;
Lk. 12:1-7
2 Tm. 4:10-17b;
8:30 AM Men’s Spirituality, Room 212
Lk. 10:1-9
Parish Information
Emergency Information: Available on our answering
machine (609) 494-8861 and on WJRZ 100.1 FM; 98.5
FM; The Breeze 107.1 FM; WOBM 92.7 FM; wobm.com;
and 1057thehawk.com and stfranciscenterlbi.org.
Evacuation Information: In the event of a hurricane,
severe weather, or extreme high tides, please do not call
the Parish Office for assistance and note that none of the
parish buildings (churches, community center, residences
or maintenance facilities) has been designated as an
evacuation site. Evacuate as soon as you can, following
the direction of local officials.
Mass Schedule Change- Oct. 18/19-Nov. 22/23
St. Francis of Assisi, Brant Beach
9:00 AM Daily Mass
Reconciliation: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, 5:00 PM; Sunday, 7:30, 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 AM
St. Thomas of Villanova, Surf City
CLOSED
St. Thomas Aquinas, Beach Haven
CLOSED
St. Clare, Loveladies
CLOSED
St. Thomas Villanova Church
13th & Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, NJ
DATE
MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday,
October 11
Sunday,
October 12
(L) Living +Deceased
5:00 PM +Mary Wakeham
+Thomas Baranowski
+Joe Whitesell
8:45 AM +Paula Traina
10:00 AM +James Schiro
+Dianne R. Hoeppel
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
2nd & Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, NJ
DATE
MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday,
October 11
Sunday,
October 12
(L) Living +Deceased
5:00 PM +Eva Kopera
8:45 AM +Dorothy Tupik
GOSPEL CHALLENGE:
“...the feast is ready...”
Jesus likens the kingdom of God to a wedding feast
and all, good and bad, are invited. How we respond to
the invitation is up to us.
How does my life reflect my response?
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Parish Information
A Letter From The Pastoral Staff...
Parish Registration: The Parish Office is located on the second
floor of St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd.,
Long Beach Twp., NJ. Office hours are Monday through
Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The office is closed for lunch
from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Please notify the Parish Office as soon
as possible if you are moving.
Baptism: The sacrament is celebrated three times a month at
St. Francis Parish. Group Baptisms are the 2nd Saturday at
10:00 AM and the last Sunday at 12:45 PM each month at
St. Francis Church in Brant Beach. Baptisms during Mass are
celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month at the last Mass in
each Church. Call the Parish Office for availability and
requirements: at (609) 494-8813 ext. 154 or 155.
Faith Formation and Education: For children ages six
through high school. Please call Theresa Cassata, ofs at
(609) 494-8813 ext. 153 for more information.
Marriage: In accordance with the Common Policy of the five
Dioceses of New Jersey, arrangements must be made ONE
YEAR in advance. Couples are required to attend Marriage
Preparation classes. Weddings are performed on Friday or
Saturday. Weddings are NOT performed on Sundays, the
beach, Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day weekends.
Pastoral Visitations: Please notify the Parish Office if you or
any of your loved ones are ill, homebound, in SOMC, nursing
homes or rehabilitation centers.
Religious life today is very different from what it was when I
entered the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany in 1963. The Church
was in the midst of Vatican II but religious women were still
wearing traditional habits that were symbols of our separation
from the rest of “the world”. We were assigned to different
places “filling slots” as needs arose in traditional ministries.
Today we do a wider variety of ministries in response to the
needs of the times, dress in contemporary clothing, and often do
not live in traditional convent buildings. I believe that the
changes that have taken place enable us to be more in touch with
those to whom and with whom we minister.
Our numbers have diminished and our median age has risen!
Women entering religious congregations today are not the
teen-agers that we were, frequently choosing religious life as a
“second career”.
Religious life may be defined by a public commitment to
respond to the Gospel call with the assistance of the vows of
poverty, chastity and obedience. Consecrated religious usually
make a lifestyle choice to do this by living in some form of
community with others who share the charism of their founder.
We all are called to live the Gospel by virtue of our Baptism,
whether we decide to do so as single, married or consecrated
persons. Being part of a religious community does not imply a
greater degree of holiness than that of any other person, nor in
these times do we see the ministries of the Church being done
exclusively by religious. One of the perks if you will of
diminishing numbers in religious communities is that many of
the ministries done by the sisters in the past are now being done
by qualified, committed lay people who have assumed their
proper place in the Church.
My Congregation celebrates the jubilees of their members
based on the day of their reception, which for me was July 2,
1964. I celebrated my jubilee at our Motherhouse in Allegany in
May and in June with my family. I would like to celebrate with
you, my parish family on Saturday, October 18th. We will
gather in St. Francis Church at 2:00 PM for a prayer service
followed by light refreshments in the Center. Being with you for
the past ten years has brought me much joy and I look forward to
celebrating with you next Saturday!
Sister Pat Klemm, osf
Parish Collections
Second Collection Today:
St. Francis Children Services
St. Francis Community Center Children's Services is fully
accredited by the National Association for the Education of
Young Children. Quality, year round programming is our
commitment to the community. We appreciate your continued
support.
Last Week’s 2nd Collection
Church Buildings & Grounds Maintenance
Collected: $6,313
This Week We Need:
Budgeted: $23,000
Last Week’s Collection
Budgeted: $28,000
Collected: $23,396
St. Francis Parish now offers Online Giving!
Approved by the Diocese of Trenton.
Parishioners who prefer to donate through automatic draft, Online
Giving is a secure and personalized way to give to the parish. Sign
up by visiting our parish website at: www.stfrancisparishlbi.org.
Be aware that it is not necessary to check the box for an additional
gift to offset fees. Our fee structure using this service is the
typical 2.5% discount charged to credit card usage and is not a set
fee of three dollars. Most of the formats seen on the software
Save the Date!
Please join with us to prayerfully
celebrate the 50th jubilee of
Sr. Pat Klemm, osf
as a Franciscan Sister of Allegany!
Saturday, October 18th
2:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
screens are standardized and not subject to our modifications.
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Franciscan Spiritual Center
presents:
Spiritual Direction
Are you interested in a deeper relationship with God? Do you
experience a desire to pray always? Are you searching for a better
understanding of the actions of God’s grace in your life?
Spiritual Direction is not about problem solving. It is neither
counseling nor therapy. It is about enhancing one’s prayer life.
Directors help people recognize and respond to God’s will in their life
experiences. One Director summed up the process this way, “All I do
is listen. People already have a spiritual life; they are not starting
here. Often they need relief from the pressure that they are not doing
the right thing. I help them see the goodness in where they are on
their journey, not where they think they’re supposed to be.” God is
the real spiritual director.
The Diocese of Trenton has several training programs called an
internship. These are two or three year programs focusing on
deepening one’s own spiritual life and on learning the dynamics of
Spiritual Direction. Upon completion of the program a person
receives a Certificate from the Diocese.
Our parish has three certified Spiritual Directors and two interns.
During the internship period individuals give spiritual direction and
submit reports of the sessions for supervision.
There is no charge for Spiritual Direction. If you think this might
be a way for you to recognize God’s actions in your life please call:
Maryann Barrek, ofs, (609) 492-7502,
Barbara Horwath, ofs, (609) 384-6188, or
or Pat Simmons, ofs, (609) 661-1361.
Anne Bock, ofs, Intern, (609) 492-3015 or
Sharon DeSipio, ofs, Intern, (609) 492-4690.
An Invitation to Contemplative Living
This program calls out to those who desire to live more
contemplatively in the world, to grow in union with God and
others, and to become more aware, intentional and free. God
liberates us and heals us through the practice of contemplative
prayer. Monthly sessions on the practice of contemplative
prayer are scheduled. This group meets from 9:45 AM to
12:00 PM in the Sr. Lounge.
There will be NO MEETING IN OCTOBER.
Men’s Spirituality
The Men’s Spirituality group meets on the third Saturday of
each month from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in Room 212. We discuss
a broad variety of topics and share our views on how we can
see the hand of God at work in all things. All are welcome.
Next scheduled meeting: October 18, Room 212
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
“What Does It Mean To Be Catholic?”
“What Is Catholicism?”
a 2,000 year old living tradition?...a mystery?
...a relationship?...a way of life?...a world view?
We invite those who are Catholic, those who want to have your
questions answered, those who want to learn more about the
Catholic Faith, those who are preparing to celebrate the
sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, and
those who are seeking to continue to find God in the everyday
goodness of life to join with us as we continue to journey in
faith with God and one another.
The RCIA is a process that enables us to reflect on our
identity and our mission as people of God.
Classes meet on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in Rm. 212
unless otherwise noted.
Next scheduled meeting: October 14.
“Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism”
presented by Sr. Pat McNiff, osf
All are welcome!
St. Francis Music Ministry
"Serve the LORD with gladness;
come before His presence with singing." Psalm 100:2
CHOIR SEASON IS HERE!
Mark your calendars:
CHOIR REHEARSAL:
Thursdays
St. Francis, Brant Beach Church
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children's Choir (grades 1-5)
Spirit Singers (grades 6-8)
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Teen Choir (grades 9-12+)
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Adult Choir
New members are always welcome, just show up at rehearsal.
If you have any questions, please contact Michele Beck:
494-8813 ext.159 or [email protected]
Scripture Study
This group meets every two weeks to learn, discuss and reflect
on passages of the Sacred Scriptures. The group is led by
Tom Troyano and meets from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Center.
No prior experience of Scripture study is required.
Next scheduled meeting: October 23, Sr. Lounge
Woman’s Spirituality
The Women’s Spirituality Group provides an opportunity for
women to gather and share with other women how they
experience God in their lives in the here and now. They meet
from September through November and January through June
on the second Wednesday from 6:45 to 8:00 PM in the Center.
Next scheduled meeting: November 12, Room 212
Contemplative Living Retreat
“Franciscan Spirituality”
Saturday, November 8th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Surf City Church
Presented by: Sr. Pat Klemm, osf
(Please bring a brown bag lunch that day)
All are welcome!
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Family Faith Formation
Monthly Meetings:
Theresa Cassata, ofs, Coordinator of FFF (Ext. 153)
Ellen Halvorsen, Elementary Coordinator (Ext. 150)
Marion Pierri, Confirmation Coordinator (Ext. 177)
St. Francis Center unless otherwise noted.
Thank you to all those who have been praying for us and
our mission. We have a number of people who have
committed to volunteering in the Family Faith Formation
Program this coming year.
We still have a few more openings, so please contact us if
you can help.
Elementary
Aide needed for Grade 2, Tuesday 5:30-6:45 PM.
Substitute Catechists & Aides for Tuesday 5:30-6:45 PM
and Wednesday 4:30-5:45 PM.
Scripture Modules
Aide needed for Grade 6, Wednesday 4:30-5:45 PM.
Confirmation Preparation Candidates
Monday, October 13 - Workshop #1 - 7:00 PM, Brant
Beach Church - Pre-Registration required.
Monday, October 20 - Mentor Meeting - 7:00-8:30 PM,
Brant Beach Church - All Candidates with books.
Monday, October 27 - Workshop #2 - 7:00 PM, Brant
Beach Church - Pre-registration required.
Eucharistic Minister Schedules
Fall & Winter
Eucharistic Minister Schedules
may now be picked up from the file box
by the sacristy door.
Thank you all for your dedication!
Fall Liturgical Minister
Spirituality Gathering
Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers,
Singers and Musicians, Sacristans,
Funeral & Wedding Ministers
All Are Welcome!
All liturgical ministers are invited to attend
a Minister Spirituality Gathering on
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Brant Beach Church
A Prayer Service will be followed by a presentation by
Fr. John Frambes, ofm
This will be a special opportunity for all who serve their
brothers and sisters to renew and refresh their spiritual lives.
Lector Workbooks will be available at this gathering.
No need to RSVP. Questions?
Please contact JoAnne Reeder at (609) 494-8861, ext.164.
Book Club
Tuesday, October 28, 1:00 PM, Room 212
Identical by Scott Turow
Order of the Franciscans Secular ofs
Sunday, November 2, 1:00 PM, Brant Beach Church
Profession Mass, Luncheon to follow in Church Hall
Catholics Separated & Divorced
Friday, November 7, 7:00 PM, Sr. Lounge
Survivors of Suicide
Thursday, November 13, 7:30 PM, Room 212
Knights of Columbus Council #3826
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 PM
St. Mary’s Church, Msgr. Reinbold Hall - Barnegat
Diocese of Trenton Vocation Office
(609) 406-7449 - [email protected]
Is God Calling You?
Vocational discernment groups meet to assist young men who
are discerning the possibility that God may be calling them to a
life of priestly ministry. These groups are designed to explore a
priestly vocation with other like-minded men through prayer and
sharing vocation stories and experiences. The group meetings
are not meant to convince anyone that the priesthood is their
vocation. They are designed to assist you in discovering if the
priesthood is your true vocation and build your relationship with
Christ along the way.
If you are a faithful, single Roman Catholic man, between the
ages of 18 and 40, and are asking yourself whether God is
calling you to be a priest, you are cordially invited to attend this
month’s discernment meeting on October 26th, from 4:00 to
6:00 PM at Saint Gregory the Great Parish, 4620 Nottingham
Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey. Join Rev. Michael
McClane and Rev. Tom Vala, as they share their experiences of
the priesthood, followed by prayer and concluding with a great
meal and conversation.
Please register with the Diocese of Trenton Vocation Office at
[email protected] or by calling (609) 406-7449.
Join us at this exciting time as you discover and respond to His
invitation!
The JPIC Corner:
Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation
Natural law forms the foundation of Catholic teaching on justice
issues and the Church teaches that its moral conclusions are
based on human reason. A statement by Pope Benedict XVI
about the environment serves as an example: "Everyone can see
today that humanity could destroy the foundation of its own
existence, its earth, and therefore we can't simply do whatever
we want with this earth that has been entrusted to us, what
seems to us in a given moment useful or promising, but we have
to respect the inner laws of creation, of this earth, we have to
learn these laws and obey them if we want to survive. Existence
itself, our earth, speaks to us, and we have to learn to listen."
Pope Benedict was imploring all people, religious and not, to
recognize what is reasonable and possible.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, October 11
5:00 - 8:00 PM
St. Francis Community Center Gym
$15 per Adult / $8 per Child
Come out for this annual delicious spaghetti dinner!
Bring the whole family and enjoy
a delicious meal without the mess!
The raffling of the cars will take place at 7:00 PM.
Tickets are available at the Front Desk of the Center.
All are welcome!
NEEDED
Home Baked Cakes, Brownies, Pies, etc.
If you are planning on bringing some baked goods,
please call or email Lori Dudek at (609) 494-8861 ext. 118
or [email protected] Thank You!
2014 Car Raffle
2 Honda Civic LX
$18,990 each
Women’s Cornerstone Retreat
Planning Meeting Schedule
Tuesday, October 14
7:00-8:30 PM, Sr. Lounge
If you've never had the experience of the
Women's Cornerstone Retreat,
this could be the year for you to take time and
"HOPE"
Friday, November 14 through
Saturday, November 15
Maris Stella Retreat House
Harvey Cedars, NJ
(Handicap accessible)
Brochures at the doors of the Churches.
Please contact Barb Hans with questions or for more
information at (609) 665-5187.
Pancake Breakfast
2 Honda Accord LX
$22,755 each
Sunday, November 9
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1 Honda CR-V LX
$25,025
St. Francis Community Center Gym
Adult: $8 / Child: $5 (under 12)
All you can eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast.
Tickets available to purchase at the Front Desk of the
Community Center.
All are welcome!
1 Ford F150 XL Super Cab Truck
$30,995
Only 3,000 Books Available
Six Chances to win in each book. Tickets sold in booklets only.
Books cost $100.
Bearer is entitled to win all six vehicles. Each book may carry more
than one name. Joint ownership is possible at the discretion of the
bearer.
Winner need not be present. No substitution of prize or cash in lieu of
prize. Proceeds benefit St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
42nd Annual Long Beach Island
Commemorative 18-Mile Run
Sunday, October 12
Race Starts at 10:30 AM
Holgate, NJ
Entry Fees: $55 per runner
For an application, stop by the Front Desk of the
Community Center or call (609) 494-8861. Register
online at: RaceForum.com/LBI. Race is dedicated to the
11 Israeli athletes slain by terrorists at the 1972 Munich
Olympics and the thousands who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001.
Registration:
Saturday, October 11, 2:00 - 7:00 PM;
and race day, Sunday, October 12, 7:00 - 9:30 AM sharp.
Sponsored by the Ministers of Hospitality to benefit
St. Francis Community Center.
Christmas Craft Show
Saturday, November 22
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
&
Sunday, November 23
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Francis Community Center Gym
This Craft Show should be your first stop for holiday
shopping. Enjoy many delightful new crafts as well as
old favorites.
Breakfast and Lunch will be catered by Order of the
Franciscans Secular.
Chance Auction on Saturday, November 22
Admission: $2
Interested in being a vendor? Call (609) 494-8861 for
more information.
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Senior Services
For information call ext. 108 or 109.
Struggling with Medicare Part B payments?
You or a loved one may qualify for assistance. The Medicare
Savings Program can help by providing Medicare Part B savings.
CALL SENIOR SERVICES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Caregiver Support Group
Second Tuesday of every month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Ocean County Southern Services Center
179 S. Main Street, Manahawkin, NJ.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer Substitute Drivers needed for all routes! Call Sherry
today to sign up at (609) 494-8861, ext. 109.
Walking Program
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 - 8:45 AM in the Gym.
Ladies’ Exercise Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Room 99 - All are welcome to attend.
Volunteer Attorney
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
By appointment only for those who qualify.
Cards: Senior Lounge
Call if you have questions or wish to register.
Canasta: Monday, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Mah Jongg: Tuesday & Friday, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Pinochle: Wednesday, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Party Bridge: Thursday, 12:30 - 4:00 PM
Recreation & Aquatics
For information please call ext. 105. Visit the Fall/Winter
Brochure online at www.stfranciscenterlbi.org
or pick up a Brochure at the Center lobby.
Tot & Tyke Basketball
- Tuesday - Friday, October 14 - 17
Dick Manzo’s Fall Basketball Clinic
- Monday - Thursday, October 20 - 23
Recreation League
Registration: October 15 or October 22, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
(One parent or legal guardian MUST ATTEND the
orientation in order to register your child.)
Lifeguard Training
- Wednesday - Sunday, October 15 - 19
CPR/AED Training for the Professional Lifeguard
- Friday, October 17
CPR Challenge (by appointment only), $40 per challenge
First Aid Challenge (by appointment only), $40 per
challenge
All-In-One Fitness Class
- Tuesday & Thursday, October 28 - December 11
Birthday Parties
St. Francis Aquatic Center is a great place
to hold a birthday party!
Daily Reassurance Calls
Do you know of a senior who is isolated?
Senior Services makes daily reassurance calls to
seniors who have no one to check on them.
Please call the Center and ask for extension 108
to request that we call them.
For more information please contact the pool desk at
(609) 494-8861 ext. 187.
Educational Services
(609) 494-8861 ext. 185
www.stfranciscenterlbi.org/educational-support
Southern Regional High School
Weekly Meetings Always open to everyone!
Al Anon
St. Francis Center
Beginners Meeting, Thursday, 7:00-7:30 PM
Open Discussion, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 PM
Al-Anon is a fellowship of family members and friends of
alcohol/drug abusers, who share their experience, strength and
hope with one another.
Alcoholics Anonymous
SOMC, Sunday, 7:30 PM
St. Thomas of Villanova, Surf City
Monday through Friday, 12:30 PM
Friday (men), 8:00 PM
For Saturday Meetings:
Call the AA Hotline (609) 494-5130
600 North Main St., Manahawkin, NJ
NJ High School Diploma Preparation Classes
Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/10 Bldg.)
ESL Classes
Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (9/10 Bldg.)
St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township
ESL Classes
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, (2nd Floor)
(Free LIMITED transportation will be provided)
All classes are FREE to the community.
Additional Classes are located throughout Ocean County.
Please call for more information at (609) 494-8861 ext. 185 or
www.stfranciscenterlbi.org/educational-support to locate a
class near you.
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Family Support Services
Human Concerns and the Food Pantry
are closed on Thursdays.
Human Concerns new hours are: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Children’s Services
St. Francis Preschool is an accredited program from the
National Association for the Education of Young Children.
NAEYC-Accredited programs must meet NAEYC’s 10 standards
for high-quality early childhood education. For more information
about NAEYC standards visit: www.rightchoiceforkids.org.
The Food Pantry currently needs:
Canned Vegetables, Rice, Soup,
Laundry Detergent,
Any Size Diapers, & Baby Wipes
CHILD CARE & PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
Open Enrollment! Full Day, Work Day or Extended Day
Toddlers: Ages 14 months to 2 1/2
Preschoolers: Ages 2 1/2 to 5
Parenting and Anger Management Groups
St. Francis Community Center. Locations throughout Ocean
County. To register, please call (609) 494-8861 ext. 194. Funded
by the Department of Human Services.
Campbell's Soup Can Labels
Auto Ownership Program
Please consider donating your old car (in fair to good condition) to
St. Francis’ auto ownership program. We are in need of donated
cars to assist clients to make the transition from welfare to work.
For more information on a tax-deductible donation please call: Auto
Ownership Program Coordinator (609) 494-8861 ext. 190.
Help Wanted
Human Concerns is in need of Volunteers
Help fill refrigerators and freezers several mornings a week.
This task involves some heavy lifting.
Help pick up grocery items from local supermarket once per week.
This task involves heavy lifting and
a pick up truck or SUV/mini van type vehicle.
Please contact Volunteer Services at (609) 494-8861 ext. 118
Thanksgiving Project
In 2013, Human Concerns provided approximately
300 families with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal.
We are currently planning for our annual Thanksgiving project.
The following items are needed: Frozen Turkeys, Yams, Instant
Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Canned
Vegetables (Corn & Green Beans).
Please drop off all donations at our Human Concerns office on or
before Monday, November 17th.
Shop Rite in Manahawkin will collect Turkeys purchased at their
store for St. Francis Human Concerns.
Thank you! Your generosity allows us to support our community
members through this project.
St. Francis Counseling Service
(609) 494-1554 - www.stfranciscenterlbi.org
Become a Volunteer!
We are now taking applications for the Sexual Abuse and
Assault Training Program. The training will begin on
January 5, 2015 and will be held at Toms River High
School South Media Center.
If interested, please contact: Erin Borysewicz, Outreach
Coordinator, [email protected] Applications
can be found online at: www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.
Please continue collecting
Did you know that in addition to collecting labels from cans
and boxes you can also register your ShopRite card online?
Any Labels for Education product purchases that you make,
we will automatically receive 1 point for each product. Only
residents of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut or
Massachusetts are eligible to participate. To register your ShopRite
card(s) go to www.elabelsforeducation.com. The following
information is needed: Saint Francis Preschool, Beach Haven, New
Jersey, 08008. Please share this information with a friend. More than
one school can be registered on a card. This will help us in purchasing
equipment and materials for Children’s Services.
Collection containers are located in the lobby of St. Francis Center and
Children’s Services hallway. For an updated list of products please
visit: www.labelsforeducation.com or pick up a copy in the front lobby
of the Center. Thank you for your continued support!
When cutting your labels please only cut the UPC and the points value.
See the pictures below:
Thank you for your continual support! As of March 2014 we have
collected 3662 points!
KidStuff Coupon Books
$25
Great News…Children’s Services is selling the KidsStuff
Coupon books again this year! The valuable, family-friendly
KidStuff Coupon Books are available through our school!
KidStuff Coupon Books are only sold through schools and our
school earns 50% or more profit on each book we sell! Use just
a few coupons and save more than the $25 cost of the book…
Remember to keep the book in your car!
You will enjoy fabulous savings from:
A & P, Acme, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dick’s Sporting Goods,
McDonalds, Michaels, Jiffy Lube, Lakewood Blueclaws
Baseball, Sears, Ulta Beauty and much more! Family and
friends will love saving with KidStuff. The books are great
for gifts too!
Payment is due at the time of purchase. Please make checks
payable to St. Francis Center. If you have any questions,
please contact Katie at (609) 494-8861, ext. 114 or
[email protected] Purchase a copy today!!
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St. Francis Travel
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Call Nancy at Home Town Travel (609) 597-5100
Email: [email protected]
All Saints Regional Catholic School
Cruises
Christmas Markets Cruise
December 6 - 16, 2014
Christmas time cruise on the Danube aboard the AmaPrima. Various
dates and itineraries. All subject to availability. Double rates,
including air start at $4,500 per person.
Celebrity Eclipse Trans Atlantic Cruise
April 20 - May 7, 2015
This spectacular package includes airfare from and back to Newark,
overnight at the Embassy Suites in Ft. Lauderdale, 16 night transatlantic
cruise along with port and government taxes. In between some relaxing
sea days, you will have an overnight in Bermuda and visit Ponta
Delgada in the Azores, Lisbon in Portugal, Bilbao in Spain, Le Harve
in France with an opportunity to visit Normandy and disembark in
Southampton.
This special rate for a balcony cabin is only $3,200 per person.
There are only 4 cabins available.
Emerald Waterways River Cruise
Prague to Budapest
September 23, 2015
Sightseeing Trips
Sordevolo’s Passion Play
September 13 - 22, 2015
Itinerary: two nights Rome, two nights Assisi, one night Padua,
two nights Biella and one night Milan. See the play and the Last
Supper. Visit the church/museum where the Shroud of Turin is
vaulted. (You will see a replica and video but you will not see the
original.) A $100 per person (fully refundable once price is
confirmed) deposit is required.
For information on any of the above trips, please call
Nancy at Home Town Travel (609) 597-5100.
400 Doc Cramer Blvd., Manahawkin, NJ, 08050
(609) 597-3800 or visit www.asrcs.org.
St. Francis is a sending Parish to ASRCS
INVEST IN YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
Faith based and quality programs through eighth grade. Now accepting
applications for enrollment for 2014/2015.
Clothing Drive
Saturday, October 18, 1:00 - 5:00 PM &
Sunday, October 19, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
All Saints Front Parking Lot
Donated items will be redistributed to those in need and may include:
gently used clothing, linens, curtains, shoes, handbags, suitcases and
stuffed animals. Simply place your donated items in a bag, bring it to
our drop-off location and our students will remove the bag(s) from
your car and place it into the donation truck. For more information call
(609) 597-3800 or visit www.asrcs.org.
Long Beach Island Health Department
(609) 492-1212
www.lbihealth.com
Flu Shots
Thursday, October 23, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island
2411 Long Beach Blvd., Spray Beach
Seasonal, High Dose (65+) & Intradermal Flu shots are Free if enrolled
in NON-HMO Medicare Part B. All others $20. Free Flu Vaccination
for First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS - paid & volunteer). Please be
sure to show identification indicating your first responder status.
Minors “5” & older need to be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
Interfaith Health & Support Services
of Southern Ocean County
Fashion Show
Saturday, October 25, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Sea Oaks Country Club
$30 includes show & luncheon
This non-profit organization comprised of different faith and
service agencies in Southern Ocean County provides free
volunteer services to the elderly and their caregivers.
Call Interfaith at (609) 978-3839 for tickets.
A gift auction will be held during the luncheon.
Family Promise of Southern Ocean County
Volunteers Needed
HELP WANTED
Nutrition Coordinator/Cook Position
Part time for our Pre-School Program,
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM, $12 per hr.
Cooking, menu planning, ordering, recordkeeping, inventory
and dish washing. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. without
limitations. Math required.
Prepare a meal, spend some time with the families, stay overnight, or
help set up or take down rooms at Maris Stella. Weeks we will be
hosting families: October 26 – November 2, Sunday thru Sunday AM
and November 30 –December 5, Sunday evening thru Friday AM.
Please contact our team members if you have some time and could
help us! Connie Higgins, 361-2158 for overnights; Pat Juliano,
978-2746 for meals; or Carole Infante, 978-0645 for more
information or visit www.familypromise.squarespace.com.
Maris Stella Retreat & Conference Center
On Call Substitute Teacher
$70 per day.
7201 Long Beach Blvd., Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008
Please contact Katie Opauski at (609) 494-8861, ext. 114 or
[email protected] Applications also available online
at stfranciscenterlbi.org and at the front desk.
Saturday, November 22, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Explore the difference between memoir and autobiography, examine
the work of fiction writers and learn from those who teach memoir
through their writings. Limited to 15 participants and overnight
accommodations are available at an additional cost.
Presenter: Dr. Pamela Poe
Registration due: November 5
For more information call Sr. Pat: (609) 494-2917 or email:
[email protected]
St. Francis Center is an EOE/AA Employer
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