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 . . .

. . . will be honored at the 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

Our annual Mass remembering loved ones who have passed away during the last year will be held on Tuesday, November 4th, at 7PM, and registration forms are available in the rear of our church for those wishing to include the names of your loved ones.

All Souls Day, Nov 2nd

Don’t forget to return your All Souls envelopes in the collection basket no later than next Sunday if possible. On All Souls Day, November 2nd, we will begin offering a series of Masses for all deceased loved ones and parishioners whose names are submitted.

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.  The cost of the 4 week study is $5 and can be paid the first night of the study.  This will help cover the cost of the refreshments, videos and workbooks.  To register for the study, fill out the form below. You must register no later than Oct 20th.  Come to the study and really learn about the great gift we have as Catholics – The Holy Mass.

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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.

NE/AFF Events 2014 – 2015

Event                                                                                                                                  Location                     Date and Time

Cancelled – Parish Game Night                                                                                       Cafeteria                     Sep 26, 2014 – 7PM

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                    Parish Center             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

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

Parish Welcome Luncheon (for those new to parish – 6 months)                                    Cafeteria                     Apr 26, 2015 – 12:30PM

Family Heritage Dinner (share family meal with other parishioners)                                Cafeteria                     May 23, 2014 – 6:30PM

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