Our Lady of the Rosary Novena: Sept. 28 – Oct. 6

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY NOVENA

This Novena prayer is to prayed for 9 days from September 28 through October 6.

“Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, show your power with the signs of your former victories. Look with mercy on the Church of your Son, on His Vicar on earth, and on all the clergy and laity, who are sorely oppressed in this mighty conflict. Powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God’s justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. As I kneel before you in prayer, obtain for me my requests (mention your intentions). Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us. (Say one: Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.) AMEN”

[Source: EWTN Newsletter]

Novena Prayer will be recited after the 7AM Rosary and before the 7:30AM Mass (Monday through Saturday); and after the 6PM Rosary and before the 6:30PM Mass (Monday through Friday).

Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

Volunteer Collection Counters Wanted

We still need a few volunteers to help record our weekly collections, to be done on Sunday and/or Monday morning. I am trying to re-establish four weekly teams, whereby volunteers would only need to commit to once-a-month duty. If you are willing to assist us, please contact me at the office, 298-0261.

Larry Denney, Business Administrator

Clothing & Housewares Drive – Oct 11th & 12th

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is sponsoring a clothing and housewares drive on the weekend of October 11th & 12th, to benefit Catholic Charities/Diocese of Trenton. All gently-used clothing and housewares can be dropped off in our school hall on the weekend of Oct. 11/12 after all Masses..

Cancelled – Parish Fun Night – Sep 26th – 7PM

Cancelled

The parish just doesn’t seem to want to play games. . .  we could not get enough parishioners to make up 2 teams to play against each other. .  watch the bulletin for the next event. . .

Blessing of Pets – Sat, Oct 4th

The annual Blessing of Pets will be held on Saturday, October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at 6:30 PM in front of our Parish Center. You are invited to bring family pets of any variety to be blessed during this brief ceremony.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – Oct 7th

Dear Parishioners,

Tuesday October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. I invite you to participate in the Mass and the praying of the Living Rosary in honor of the Mother of God and our patron saint.

God bless you!

Fr. Michael J. Burns

[Mass will start at 6:30PM with the Rosary following in the main church.]

Mums Sale – Oct 11-12

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is having its annual Fall Mum Sale. Please use the insert page in today’s bulletin to place your order. Flowers will be available for pickup on the weekend of October 11-12.

Pastoral Care Workshops

The Diocese of Trenton Department of Pastoral Care is offering several sessions covering various aspects of pastoral care for caregivers, ministers to the homebound, etc. in the coming months. All sessions are held at the Chancery Office, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, and the fee for each session is $10 per session, $20 per day. For further information or to register, contact the Director of Pastoral Care, Deanna Sass, at 403-7l57, or via email at dsass@dioceseoftrenton.org.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

Friday, October 3rd —

9:30 AM to 12 noon: Pastoral Theology: Suffering and the Healing Mission of Jesus

12:30 PM to 3 PM: Pastoral Spirituality: Love of God, Neighbor and Self

Friday, November 7th —

9:30 AM to 12 noon: Pastoral Presence and the Art of Holy Listening, Part I (Skills)

12:30 PM to 3 PM: Pastoral Presence and the Art of Holy Listening, Part II (Skills)

Friday, December 5th —

9:30 AM to 12 noon: Pastoral Visits: The Nuts & Bolts of the Pastoral Encounter

12:30 PM to 3 PM: Pastoral Care “Rituals for Laypersons”: Rites for Holy Communion and the Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

Friday, January 16th —

9:30 AM to 12 noon: Pastoral Care of the Dying: Companions on the Journey Home

12:30 PM to 3 PM: Pastoral Care in the Face of Loss: Ministry to the Grieving

Friday, February 13th —

9:30 AM to 12 noon: Pastoral Care in Special Circumstances: Case Studies

12:30 PM to 3 PM: Pastoral Care: Legal, Medical/Bioethical Considerations

Traveling Faith CDs and Meditation Booklets

Traveling Faith CDs and Meditation Booklets are now available in the back of the church on the table under the posters. Please take a CD and begin listening to it in the car as you go places. Travel with your faith, listening to a new topic each month. Or, begin a daily routine of reading and meditating on the Mass readings with one of our booklets. For more info call the parish office at 298-0265.

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