Traveling Catholic Faith CD for April

Easter is here and with it comes the beginning of the church and new life – spring time is upon us.  Our April Traveling Catholic Faith CD is once again by Father Robert Barron from Word on Fire.  He talks to us about how the resurrected Jesus appears to his disciples, how fearful they were to be targeted next.  He delivers a message of peace with a mission. This is the mission of the Church, to proceed in spreading the news about Christ imbued with the life-affirming, sin-forgiving power of the Holy Spirit. It’s a mission that will connect us to God. The CD is titled “Life in the Church”.  As always the CDs are on the table in the back of the church. If you can’t find any, look next weekend as we replenish them during the week. For more info call the parish office during normal office hours at 298-0265.

Holy Week Schedule for 2015

Tuesday, March 31:  

7 PM – Confessions

Wednesday, April 1:  

 7 PM – Confessions

Thursday, April 2:  

7 PM  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper with a   Procession; Visits to the Repository

8:30 PM – Confessions

Friday, April 3:  

3 PM – Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our    Lord, including Veneration of the Cross and  Holy    Communion

7 PM – Living Stations of the Cross

8 PM – Confessions

Saturday, April 4:  

8 PM –  Confessions

1 PM – Blessing of Easter Foods

7 PM – Easter Vigil Mass

*NOTE:   NO AFTERNOON CONFESSIONS OR 5PM MASS 

Catholic Charities Walk of Hope – Sat, Mar 28th, 10 AM

Help Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Trenton continue its mission of reducing poverty, promoting recovery and strengthening families by joining the 2nd Annual Walk of Hope. The Walk will take place on Saturday, March 28th at 10 AM at Mercer County Park, with distances of 1, 2 or 3.2 miles. Participants should seek sponsors and can register as individuals or a team. Last year’s event had 400 participants and raised $30,000 for Catholic Charities. Register today at: WalkofHopeNJ.org. Questions? Contact Jenn Leip at 394-5181, ext. 1137

Diocesan Law Enforcement Celebration – Tue, Apr 7th

Bishop David M. O’Connell and the Diocese of Trenton invite law enforcement personnel of all faiths who live or serve in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties to a Celebration of Law Enforcement on Tuesday, April 7th at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Trenton. A special Blue Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, with a luncheon catered by Amici Milano of Trenton following the Mass in the parish hall. Families and friends are also welcome. Luncheon reservations are required by April 1st. For further information, call 403-7199 or visit www.bluemass.org.

Living Stations of the Cross – Good Friday, April 3rd, at 7PM

Living Stations of the Cross will be re-enacted on Good Friday, April 3rd, at 7PM.

Parishioners interested in participating in the re-enactment should contact Don McGarrity at 609-915-3175.

Altar Server Training – Mon, Apr 13th

The next Altar Server training sessions will begin on Monday, April 13 at 7PM in the Church. Interested children (from the 4th grade & up) should call Ann Marie in our parish center at 298-0261 to sign up.

Tuesdays in Lent

LENTEN ROSARY — 2:00-3:00 PM — IN THE CHAPEL

Rosarians and parishioners, please make time to pray together the Rosary to Our Lady during her great time of sorrow on the Tuesdays in Lent (March 10, 17, 24, and 31).

40 Hours Adoration for Lent – Mar 25 – 28th

To help you with your spiritual journey during Lent, St. Mary’s is extending its hours of Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In order to keep Christ exposed during this extended time we need your help to make this happen. Two adult “adorers” are needed per hour. Yes, children are welcome. All you need to do is either call Linda at 298-2567; Cathy at 499-9909; or email Ginny at volsen322@verizon.net, leave your name, contact info, and the day and time of your hour(s). We will call or email you back to confirm. Adoration hours are:

  • Wed., March 25 thru Fri., March 27, 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 8 AM to 3 PM

All are invited for the closing Benediction service on Saturday at 3:00 PM.

We welcome you to “Keep Watch with Christ” for an hour here in our Chapel. This is a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth. “God is Rich in Mercy!” —Pope Francis

Intercessory Prayer:

“Heavenly Father, increase our faith in the real presence of your Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Eucharist. We are obliged to adore Him, to give Him thanks, and to make reparation for our sins. We need your peace in our hearts and among nations. We need conversion from our sins, and the mercy of your forgiveness. May we obtain this through prayer and our union with our Eucharistic Lord.   Please send down the Holy Spirit upon all people to give them the love, courage, strength and willingness to respond to the invitation to Eucharistic Adoration. We beseech you to spread perpetual exposition of the most Blessed Sacrament in parishes around the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord. Amen.”

St. Joseph The Worker – Employment Ministry

What:         Catholic, collegial support and resources for the unemployed and those in career transitions

When:        7-8 PM on the first Wednesday of every month

Where:       St. Mary’s Parish Center, first floor

Sponsor:    Knights of Columbus, Council 570

For more information, call Paul at 609-324-2811  or email at paul.cutrupi@gmail.com.

Stations of the Cross

We will be offering Stations of the Cross Lenten devotions on Fridays during Lent at 2 PM and 7 PM in our church.

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