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Monday – Thursday
9:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday:
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
Persistence. That is what the angel of the Lord needs when visiting Elijah in the desert. Notice that one visit was not enough. In the account from the first book of Kings, the angel brought food and water to Elijah and nudged him to get up and eat. Elijah obeys, but then lies down again. So the angel has to return, touch him again, and order him to get up, eat, and begin his journey. This does the trick, as after this second meal Elijah finally resumes his walk across the desert. Like a parent trying to get their child up for school, one attempt is not enough. How should we treat one another? Saint Paul's letter to the Ephesians sums it up in two verses: Remove "all bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, reviling, (and) malice." Instead, "be kind, compassionate, (and) forgiving" (Ephesians 4:31-32). Eliminate the negative and choose the positive. This is not always as easy as it sounds. It helps to see the goodness, or the potential for goodness, in everyone. "Be imitators of God," in other words (Ephesians 5:1). The bread that the angel brought Elijah sustained him on a forty-day journey through the desert to Mt. Horeb, a place where he could encounter God. The bread that Jesus gives us, the very bread of life that Jesus is, is meant to sustain us on our journey to God. We may not be prophets like Elijah, but we all have difficult periods on our journey through life. Jesus, the Bread of Life, can sustain us during these times.
This Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady and a Holy Day of Obligation.
The Mass schedule is as follows:
"From this day, all generations will call me blessed.
The Almighty has done great things for me and Holy is his name."
Excerpt from: The Prayer of The Magnificat
Please pray for the souls of Geraldine E. Post and Gregory Nowak who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
Registration for 2018-2019 CCD Registration for new students will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Forms are also available at the rectory during regular business hours or by contacting Mrs. Dorothy Zadworny, Coordinator, at (609) 587-0487. The registration fee is $80.00. Please be sure that your child is registered.
Due to our expanding religious education program, we are in need of additional Catechists for the 2018–2019 school year. Please consider this wonderful ministry. We welcome those with experience and those who have never taught before. Help and information are available to anyone interested. If you are interested or have any questions in regards to this ministry, please contact Dorothy Zadworny at (609) 587-0487.
The US Conference of Bishops’ Pro-Life Office is encouraging all Catholics in the arch/dioceses of the US on every Friday from August 3 (10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21) to September 28, 2018 to pray and fast for life. USCCB asks that parishioners pray one Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be each of these Fridays and fast when possible to support the Church’s pro-life efforts in our country.
The Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton has been celebrating the gift of sacramental marriage with anniversary couples for more than 40 years. This year Bishop O’Connell will extend his Episcopal blessing to couples married 50 years or more, couples married for 25 years and couples married one year, at a special Eucharistic liturgy and blessing celebration on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton. The deadline for registration is September 15, 2018. Couples who wish to participate in the Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing may visit the Parish Office to register. Family members are most welcome to attend the Anniversary Blessing
All Veterans active or inactive qualify to enter names on the Memorial Walk. The cost is $30.00 per brick. For information please call Julius Wszolek at 599-2298.
Lest We Forget
Because of them, our lives are full—
Because of them, our nation lives
Because of them, our world is Blessed.
Bernadette Bac, Madeleine Buono, Anna Burzawa, Dylan Cascarino, Tim Cicon, Sr., Mark Cicon, Pauline Dauphers, Dorothy Dominski, Bartoszek Dudek, Helena Dzięgielewska, Zenon Dzięgielewski, Sabina Dziewięcka, Theresa Eaton, Charles & Eileen Fair, Helen Hutchins, Fr. Fred Jackiewicz, Helen Jamieson, Alice S. Laird, Sue Lynch, John Matas, Adam Matusz, Marie Niwore, Dan Piestor, Cheryl Fuzes Poli, Jurek Probola, Stanley Rette, Joseph Ryczkowski, Zofia Rynkowska, Tina Salava, Lucy Siemientkowski, Anthony Sikora, Roman Sikora, Fred Sikorski, Edward & Pauline Sikorski, Pat Sikorski, Diane Silver, Joseph P. Strycharz, Kelly Ann Strycharz, Czesława Supel, Helen Szalony, Mitch Tacs, Doris Tarquinio, Michelle Vuocolo, Anna Wozniak, Esther Zamorski.
Please call the Rectory Office to add or delete names from the list.
Lord Jesus, we ask you to watch over our men and women who are serving in the military in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world. We ask for your wisdom and peace for all the world leaders to end the fighting. We pray for your healing touch. AMEN