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Good Shepherd

American National Catholic Church
1890 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08755
732-349-6797

www.goodshepherdancc.org
Mass Schedule
Saturday 5pm
Sunday 8 & 10 AM
Joyously Shepherded By:
Fr. Anthony R. Lipari, FCM - Pastor
Franciscan Community of Mercy – FranthonyFCM@aol.com

Fr. Miguel Fernandez –ANCC Associate
Donna Lombardi - Pastoral Assoc. / Family Faith Formation
Janice Santanello – Pastoral Assoc. / Adult Formation
Wendy & Mike Melly – Parish Council Leaders
Baptisms
Penance Marriage Anointing of the Sick
(Please call to arrange)

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Fourth Sunday of the Year
BLESSING OF THE THROATS
At All Masses This Weekend
In commemoration of Feast of St Blaise (Feb.3)
“Through the intercession of St Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, may God
deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen”

ASH WEDNESDAY - LENT
Wednesday February 10
Services: 8 AM - 12 PM - 4 PM - 7 PM
Fasting (one big meal a day) - Ash Wednesday & Good Friday
Abstaining (no meat) Every Friday during Lent
Almsgiving (tithing for the poor)

Adult Formation Resumes 2/11
Will Meet in Church Hall

Desert Meal Fridays During Lent
With The Stations of The Cross
Soup or Pizza in Church Hall 6:30pm Fridays

Good Shepherd Music Ministry is Growing
We’re so grateful that Jack Hudak will be taking
responsibility for our Music Ministry.
Please speak with Jack to see how YOU can help.
Grateful to Rosalie and John for the purchase of our NEW
KEYBOARD!!

A View from the Shepherd

This week we continue in Jesus’ home town and after he reads
the scriptures and tells them that the scripture passage is being
fulfilled in their midst, he goes on to challenge his listeners. He
informs them that even FOREIGNERS are part of God’s plan of
salvation!! This is an outrage to their narrow minded way of life,
and so they want to throw him out of the temple and off a cliff!
AHA!!!! Jesus already is causing a commotion – he wants to
broaden their simple way of thinking and open it more to a worldly
idea. “Think Globally – NOT just locally!” Do OUR minds operate
that way? Does Jesus challenge us to think outside our
complacency and familiarity? We can’t pick and choose what we
want to accept in Christ. We have to do it ALL! Open our
challenged or wounded hearts, ask Jesus that we may have his
spirit of openness and welcoming. Lets us have the true love that
St Paul speaks about. Let the power of Christ’s love prevail! His
love has NO EXCLUSIONS! Praise God for this which is one of
the mission goals of the American National Catholic Church and
our beloved, Good Shepherd Parish!

Live Jesus in Our Hearts, Forever!

Sacraments Needed?
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
Are you thinking about becoming a member of our Catholic Faith
family? Are you un-baptized; baptized into another faith or
denomination; or a baptized Catholic but have not received
Confirmation or missing some other Sacrament?
Please see Donna or Jan after Mass for information.

Lectors- & Eucharistic Ministers Needed
Please contact Jan or Donna
Donations to Church can be made Online.
Go to our Website and Find “Support”

OLD PALM?
Next Weekend, Bring any old or used palm to be burned for
this year’s ashes

This Week’s Saints
2/02 – Presentation of the Lord
2/03 –
Memorial of St. Blaise, Bishop and Martyr (+316)
2/05 – Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr (+253)
1/28 – Memorial of Sts. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs (+1597)

Franciscan Corner –
“The Gospel treasure is this - POVERTY- it nourishes humility, the
root of perfection. Its fruits are manifold, though hidden.”

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