Mission Appeal — Evangelizing Sisters of Mary, Jul 26-27

Next weekend, July 26-27, Sister Jacinta Kimaro will speak at our Masses about the missionary work of the Missionary Congregation of the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary in Africa. This congregation was founded in 1975, and is active in several African countries. Their work includes catechetical instructions to non-Christians, work in parishes and dioceses among marginalized persons, running retreat houses, training women leaders and catechists, and running Ecumenical Centers to promote Christian unity. A second collection will be taken up to support this important missionary work. Please be generous.

Parish Family Picnic – Sun, Aug 10th

Come and join your fellow parishioners for an afternoon of good food, fun and games, and friendship! Our parish picnic will be held on the campus of the Divine Word Missionaries, Park Street, Bordentown, from 1-5 PM on Sunday, August 10th. We will have games. door prizes, music, and great food—hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage, chicken, pork roll, salads, etc. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children aged 6-12, and Free for children 5 & under. Maximum charge for families of 5 & over is $30. Tickets will be available after weekend Masses on July 19-20, July 26-27, and August 2-3, or by calling Jack Laciskey at 609-587-1397

. See you there!

Clothing & Housewares Drive, Jul 26th-27th

Better Community Housing Trenton (formerly Martin House) is sponsoring a clothing and housewares drive on the weekend of July 26-27. A truck will be parked in our church lot to receive your donations. Clothing items that are needed include men’s shirts, pants, jeans, and shoes; ladies’ dresses and shoes; and all childrens’ clothing from infant-to-teen. Houseware items needed include bedding, sets of silverware, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, and musical instruments. If you have a large quantity of items to donate, please call Gloria Phillips at 609-421-5413

All donations are greatly appreciated!

NE/AFF Events 2014 – 2015

Event                                                                                                                                  Location                     Date and Time

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                    Cafeteria                     Jul 20, 2014 – 12:30PM

Family Game Night (fun and games for the whole family)                                                Cafeteria                     Sep 26, 2014 – 7PM

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                    Cafeteria                     Oct 12, 2014 – 12:30PM

Mass Parts Study (4 week study of the Parts of the Mass – Jeff Cavins videos)              Cafeteria                     Oct 27 – Nov 17 – 7PM

Marriage Retreat Day (Saturday morning retreat – babysitting provided)                         Cafeteria                     Nov 8, 2014 – 8AM

Advent Wreath Workshop (come create your own family advent wreath)                       Cafeteria                     Nov 21,2014 – 7PM

Christmas Carol Sing-along (sing carols, family fun with refreshments)                         Church                        Dec 20, 2014 – 6PM

Chili Cook-Off (bring your best pot of chili to share – trophies awarded)                          Cafeteria                     Jan 17, 2015 – 6PM

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                   Cafeteria                      Jan 18, 2015 – 12:30PM

Palm Burning (bring last years palms to be burned for this years ashes)                        Prayer Garden            Feb 15, 2015 – 12:30PM

Welcome Back Sunday (Welcome new folks back to church – refreshments)                 Cafeteria                      Feb 21/22, 2015

Lenten Mission (3 nights on Being Disciples – Fr. Tom Ganley)                                       Church                        Mar 8-10, 2015 – 7:30PM

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                    Cafeteria                     Apr 5, 2015 – 12:30PM

Life in the Spirit Seminar (tapping into the Holy Spirit present within us – 6 sessions)    Chapel                        Apr 20 – Jun 1 – 7:30PM

Family Spiritual Fun Night (bring Christ into family life in a fun way)                              Cafeteria                     May 29, 2014 – 7PM

Baseball Anyone?

Bordentown Knights of Columbus Council 570 is co-sponsoring a night at a Trenton Thunder baseball game:

TIME: Friday August 8th, 7:05 PM

PLACE: Arm & Hammer Park, John Fitch Way at Cass Street, Trenton

TEAMS: Trenton Thunder vs Bowie Baysox

PROMOTION: Bobblehead night

COST: Tickets are $11.00

St. Mary’s Community Food Pantry

The food pantry staff give thanks to all who contribute to the pantry to help feed the needy in our area. We know that God will bless you for your contributions.

Due to our accounting structure, please make all checks for the food pantry payable to “St. Mary’s Food Pantry”.

The food pantry hours are: M-W-F 2-3:00 PM;

Gift Cards – Weekly Shopping

Shoprite Supermarket Gift Cards are available in various denominations from $10.00 to $100.00. The parish community earns a 5% return on every card purchased. Order forms are at all church exits or you may place orders by telephoning Stephanie at 291-1816. Thank you for considering this option which makes a routine weekly task a double blessing – food for your family and a benefit to your parish family.

Help Wanted

St. Mary’s Church is seeking a part-time secretary, for approximately 20 hours per week to help out in our Religious Education Office. Hours are flexible (Monday-Friday) with occasional evenings. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is a plus. Interested individuals are asked to email their resumes to Donna Bijou at office@stmarysre.org , or mail to 45 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505.

Golf Tournament – Aug 1st, 8:00 AM

Bordentown Knights of Columbus Council 570 requests your support for our brother Knights’ Ft. Dix Council 10994 golf tournament.

  • Time: August 1st, shotgun start at 8:00 AM
  • Place: Fountain Green Golf Course, Ft Dix.
  • Cost:   $80.

Registration begins at 7:00AM on August 1st, and lunch will be provided.

Contact Randy Butters at 609 752 7609, or TheAmazingRandy@comcast.net.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Do you have a friend or family member who would like to learn more about the Catholic Church with the possibility of being received into the Church? Would you or a friend or family member like FINALLY to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or, even, First Holy Communion? RCIA is the pathway to those ends and the portal to the Church.

Here’s an unbeatable offer —no chargeno pressuregood fellowship…ONLY REQUIREMENT: a heart open to the love of Jesus. Please call Deacon Tom Shea (609-298-7612) or the Parish Office (609-298-0261) for details. No high pressure sales involved!!

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