Pope Francis: “God never tires of forgiving us”

“THE LORD NEVER TIRES OF FORGIVENESS”

It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking fogiveness, because he never tires of forgiving.

–  Pope Francis

Hope Hose Flea Market – Sat, Jul 11th, 8 AM to 1 PM

Hope Hose Humane Co. #1 is sponsoring a Flea Market here at St. Mary’s in our school hall and parking lot next Saturday, July 11th from 8 AM to 1 PM to support their work in our community.

NE/AFF Events 2015 – 2016

Events for the upcoming year 2015 – 2016

Date                                        Event                                                  Time                             Location

July 19, 2015                          Welcome Luncheon                            12:30 pm                      Cafeteria

July 25, 2015                          Senior Half Day Retreat                      8 AM – 12 Noon           Cafeteria & Church

August 8, 2015                       Liturgy Half Day Retreat                      8 AM – 12 Noon           Cafeteria & Church

August 22, 2015                     Marriage Retreat                                 8 AM – 12 Noon            Cafeteria & Church

Sep 8 – Oct 27, 2015             Fall Study – Dare to Walk                    7 – 9 PM                       Upstairs Conf Rm

October 18,2015                    Welcome Luncheon                            12:30pm                        Cafeteria

November 7, 2015                 Chili Cook-off                                        6:30 – 9 PM                 Cafeteria

November 20, 2015               Advent Wreath Workshop                    7 – 9 PM                       Cafeteria

December 20, 2015               Christmas Sing-a-along                       2 – 4 PM                       Church & Cafeteria

January 17, 2016                   Welcome Luncheon                            12:30pm                        Cafeteria

January 24, 2016                   Marriage Info Meeting                        12:30 PM                       Upstairs Conf Rm

February 7, 2016                   Palm Burning                                      12:30 – 2 PM                 Cafeteria

February 13, 2016                 Welcome Back Dinner                         After Mass                    Cafeteria

February 14, 2016                 Welcome Back Breakfast                    After each Mass            Cafeteria

February 27, 2016                 Marriage Half Day Retreat                   8 – 2 PM                       Cafeteria & Church

April 10, 2016                        Welcome Luncheon                             12:30PM                       Cafeteria

Apr 11 – May 16, 2016           Life in the Spirit Seminar                     7 – 9:30 PM                  Chapel & Church

June 4, 2016                         Mercy Half Day Retreat                       8 AM – 2 PM                 Cafeteria & Church

June 18, 2016                       Heritage Dinner                                   6:30 PM                         Cafeteria

Independence Day – Sat, Jul 4th

Next Saturday, July 4th, is Independence Day, and in addition to our usual 7:30 AM Mass that day we will also celebrate a special Mass for our nation at 9 AM in our church. Our parish office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd for the holiday

Spirituality Day for Maturing Adults – Wed, Jul 15th, 9 AM to 3:30 PM

The Diocese of Trenton Department of Pastoral Care is offering a Spirituality/Education Day for maturing adults (55+) on Wednesday, July 15th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at St. Raphael-Holy Angels parish in Hamilton, NJ. The keynote speaker is Dr. Richard Johnson of the Johnson Institute and author of “The 12 Keys to Spiritual Vitality”, nationally recognized for his pioneering work in maturing adult faith formation and spiritual gerontology. Dr. Johnson will share about the spiritual growth opportunities in the second half of life. Also, a panel of experts will discuss topics such as: Eldercare Law, Veterans Homecare, Phones for Seniors, Home Healthcare and much more. Entertainment will be provided by the “Remember When” barbershop quartet. The cost is $10, and includes coffee, snacks, boxed lunch and all activities. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For further information or to register, contact www.dioceseoftrenton.org/pastoralcare

Catholic Appeal Update

The latest report from the 2015 Catholic Appeal shows that St. Mary’s parishioners have made 229 pledges or gifts to date, totaling $39,921, which is over 60% of our parish goal. Bishop O’Connell thanks all who have supported this year’s Appeal, which benefits many of our important diocesan ministries and programs. Additional pledge cards for the 2015 Appeal may be found in our church pamphlet rack.

OLS Summer Basketball Camp

Our Lady of Sorrows School is pleased to announce that the annual FUNdamentals Summer Basketball Camp will return again this year to the parish gym. The camp will run from 9AM to 3PM each day, and includes up to 3 hours per day of free before- and after-care supervision. It will be held at OLS the weeks of June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13. It is open to boys and girls in grades K-8 and will feature the following staff & clinicians: Nottingham High’s former coach Nate Webber, former Hamilton West coach Karla Peroni, current Steinert HS coach Kristin Jacobs, Rick Pina, President of IAABO Board 193 Certified Basketball Officials, former Hamilton HS West and St. Peter’s College player Sherika Salmon, and camp director Vince Peroni. For more information and a brochure, contact Mr. Peroni at (609) 585-5479, or email him at funhoops2000@hotmail.com

Retreat for Men – Jul 17th – 19th

The Knights of Columbus Bordentown Council #570 is sponsoring its annual retreat for all men of the parish at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, where God and the ocean come together.

The retreat will be held on the weekend of July 17th-19th, beginning at 5 PM on Friday evening and ending at 12 Noon on Sunday. The cost is $200, and includes your room and all meals. Contact Ferdinand Loretangeli at 298-2131, or Larry Denney at 298-1892, for more details.

Contemporary Choir

The Contemporary Choir . . .

. . . is looking for additional members who can sing to join us.  We are looking for both male and female voices that have a love of singing and can make a commitment to sing every Sunday.  The choir also sings for special events in church throughout the year.  We practice on Thursday evenings at 7:00PM in the choir loft.  Please call Cathy Alphonse at 609-291-9204 or join us on Thursday night!

New Facebook Group

St. Mary’s Facebook Public Group

St. Mary’s now has a Facebook Public Group! You can find it by searching “St. Mary’s Church—Bordentown,NJ” or go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/41771106649/ .

This is YOUR Facebook Group! Please share the group with friends. Share your comments about the parish, photos of your St. Mary’s events (past and present) and let us know what you like about the parish and how we could do better. Look for other’s posts and comments too! We can’t wait to hear from you! For more information please contact the parish office.

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