TIMES OF SERVICES AT CHURCH FOR ASH WEDNESDAY: 8:00AM MASS, 12:15: SERVICE, 3:15: SERVICE, 7:00PM: MASS.
Please click here to read a letter regarding our Parish particpation in the Rice Bowl Collection during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
CALLING ALL PARENTS! YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING IN THE CHURCH HALL ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 FROM 12:30PM – 2:00PM OR AT 7:00PM – 8:30PM. PLEASE CALL (201-768-1600) THE RECTORY FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS & ADVISE US OF YOUR ATTENDANCE.
WITHOUT YOUR HELP WE CANNOT MAKE THIS EVENT COME TO LIFE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!!!!! FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE.
The next Novena Mass to St. Peregrine will be celebrated on Monday, February 15, at 7pm. For more information on Saint Peregrine please click on the "Anointing of the Sick" tab under "Sacramental Life."
The Church is celebrating an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from Dec. 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King. Pope Francis, who announced the year in March 2015, has said that it is his wish that "the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective."
The “We Are Living Stones Campaign” will allow each of us to join our gifts with those who made the parishes and programs of this Archdiocese a reality in years past and will ensure that we remain a strong, vibrant and faithful Church in the years to come. We know that our greatest strength is our Catholic faith and the faith of our people. This campaign is centered primarily on the spiritual growth and development of our people’s faith. We are relying on your generosity to create a legacy for this generation -- a legacy of faith that will pass on to those who will cherish and take it into a new time, gratefully adding their own gifts to what you have so generously given.
On Monday, January 25, at 12:30pm & 7:30pm we will host a one hour informational reception regarding the "We Are Living Stones" Campaign. We look forward to welcoming once again Archbishop Hebda who will share with us how we, during this Year of Mercy, can be living stones for future generations.
Please click here to view the capital campaign promotional video as well as to learn more about the We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign (by clicking here)and how your contribution will help sustain the Church for future generations.
Click here to view frequently asked questions about We Are Living Stones.
Please review this week's newsletter regarding our progress with the Living Stones Campaign
Strengthening Our Parishes: February 6-7, 2016
For the Men's Commission please click here.
Go, do not be afraid, and serve.
Do not be afraid. Some people might think: “I have no particular preparation, how can I go and proclaim the Gospel?” My dear friend, your fear is not so very different from that of Jeremiah, as we have just heard in the reading, when he was called by God to be a prophet. “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth”. God says the same thing to you as he said to Jeremiah: “Be not afraid ... for I am with you to deliver you” (Jer 1:7,8). He is with us!
“Do not be afraid!” When we go to proclaim Christ, it is he himself who goes before us and guides us. When he sent his disciples on mission, he promised: “I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). And this is also true for us! Jesus never leaves anyone alone! He always accompanies us .
Three ideas: Go, do not be afraid, and serve. Go, do not be afraid, and serve. If you follow these three ideas, you will experience that the one who evangelizes is evangelized, the one who transmits the joy of faith receives more joy. …Jesus Christ is counting on you! The Church is counting on you! The Pope is counting on you! May Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always accompany you with her tenderness: “Go and make disciples of all nations”. Amen.
The Archdiocese of Newark formed the Men’s Commission to offer a structure of fellowship and support to deepen men’s faith and relationship with Jesus Christ; and to help guide their roles in their families, in the Church, and in society as men of God and men for others.
GOAL AND VISION
The Men’s Commission of the Archdiocese of Newark seeks to hold an annual Archdiocesan-wide Men’s Fellowship Day (or Call to Catholic Men of Faith) which will be a large scale public gathering of men throughout the Archdiocese to come together and support one another in their personal discipleship and journey toward Christ.
For the Women's Commission please click here.
The Women’s Commission is excited to invite the women of the Archdiocese of Newark and beyond to the 2016 Day of Reflection, February 27, 2016, at Seton Hall University. We are calling all women to become “Alive in Christ” as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy. We are glad to share the stories of these women – stories of mercy, healing, freedom and Real Love.
*Children's Liturgy of the Word, 10am (Click for 2016 schedule)
Contact your local K of C member for your ticket to the annual Fish Fry on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Parish Center Gym. Tickets will also be available after Mass.
Check out this interview of Sean Forrest on the Good Catholic Life. Although he is speaking primarily to adults this interview will ofer a clear indication of what we are in for come march of 2016!!! Click here to listen: http://www.seanforrest.com/sean-forrest-the-good-catholic-life-radio-station/Peace, Fr. Leo