All Saints Day – Sat, Nov 1st

Saturday, November 1st is All Saints Day, traditionally a holyday of obligation. Because this feast falls on a Saturday this year, it is not a day of obligatory Mass attendance. But we are offering All Saints Masses this Friday at 7 PM and Saturday at 7:30 AM and 10 AM and encourage you to come and honor the saints. Please note that there will be no 6:30 PM Mass this Friday.

Marriage Appreciation Event – Nov 8th

The United States Council of Catholic Bishops has set aside this year to honor those who have received or are about to receive the sacrament of marriage. Our parish has set aside Saturday November 8th to do just that.  The event is from 9 AM to 12 noon.  Babysitting will be provided. During the event we will do several things to honor those couples who are living their Catholic faith thru the sacrament of marriage, including ending with a light lunch.  Please signup for the event in the back of the church under the poster for the event, on line below, or by calling the office at 298-0265.  We just need to know how much food to prepare.  Please set aside the morning of Nov 8th and let us as a parish honor you for your daily commitment to each other and the Sacrament of Marriage.  For more info call Earl Alger at 298-7071.

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Shoprite 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.

Note: We are suspending the purchase of other merchants’ gift cards at this time, due to inadequate volume.

Our own Deacon Tom Shea . . .

Our own Deacon Tom Shea . . .

. . . along with Andy Law and C.C. Carter will be honored for their service to our country and community at the bi-annual Bordentown Veterans Memorial Patriotic Ball on November 15th at the Old York Country Club.

* * *Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing * * *

* * * Black Tie optional—Tickets are $100 per person * * *

For information, contact Stephanie Pecht (298-0128) or Barbara Cavallero (477-9029)

Remembrance Mass – Tuesday, Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

On Tuesday, November 4th, we are joining with the Bordentown Home for Funerals in offering a special Mass of Remembrance for families who have lost a loved one during the past year. The names of our departed loved ones will be recited during the Mass, and their families will receive a keepsake candle. If you would like someone remembered at this special Mass, please fill out a response form in the back of church and either drop it in the box there or in the collection basket.

All Souls Day – Sun, Nov 2nd

Next Sunday is All Souls Day, when the Church honors all the faithful who have passed from this life. All our Sunday Masses that day will be offered for all our deceased parishioners and loved ones whose names are submitted on our All Souls envelopes, and during November several additional Masses will be offered for this intention. Additional All Souls envelopes are available by our church and chapel exits.

Parishioner Assistance Needed

The Rosary & Altar Society is in need of additional help with caring for the linens that are used on our altars to the Lord. We will provide all the details in the special handling of these items vital in the Liturgical Service of the Mass. The time commitment is handled on a rotation basis. You need not be a member of the Rosary & Altar Society. If anyone is interested, please contact Helene Shea at 298-7612 or Stephanie Salewski at 291-1816.

Parts of the Mass Study – Oct 27th

The parish is having a 4 week study on the Parts of the Mass. It will start on Monday Oct 27th at 7 PM in the school cafeteria.  The study will continue every Monday for 4 weeks ending November 17th.  Each night we will watch a 15 – 20 min video by Jeff Cavins on parts of the Mass. After the video we will break for refreshments and then continue as small groups discussing questions from the workbook.  This study will open your eyes to every part of the Mass we celebrate as a Catholic community.  Thanks for registering and see you at the study and really learn about the great gift we have as Catholics – The Holy Mass.

 

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 – Oct 2014 – Power of the Rosary

This month’s Traveling Faith CD is on the Power and Promises of the Rosary. Since Oct 7th is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, it seemed only fitting to have a talk on the Rosary available for the parish to listen to in their cars as they travel around this great state of New Jersey. Once again you can find them on the table at the back of the church. We will replenish them all month, so if there are none when you check at the table, check back again next week and there should be more. For more info call the parish office during normal office hours at 298-0265.

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