Rosary Relay for Priests – 2016

OurLadyofRosaryCoinciding with the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the 11th Annual 24-Hour Rosary Relay is scheduled for Friday, June 3, in more than 100 shrines throughout the world. The Annual Rosary Relay Day has the apostolic blessing of Pope Francis in this Year of Mercy and is the record-holder for the most people in the world praying the same prayer, the Rosary, on the same day for the same purpose—the gift of holiness for priests. As the family of the Church, you are invited to join your prayers to the prayers of millions throughout the world on this day for this intention by praying the Rosary. With the coming of midnight on June 3, 2016, the entire world will have been encircled in prayer for our priests. Please join in this opportunity to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry, that they may experience our gratitude and support and persevere in unity with Christ and his Church, and by their service shepherd the Lord’s flock to the safe pastures of his Kingdom.

Feast of Corpus Christi – Sun, May 29

CorpusChristiToday the Church celebrates the great Feast of Corpus Christi where we once again are reminded of Jesus’ real presence in the Holy Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our faith.

Jesus also remains present in the tabernacles of every Catholic church. On Thursdays here at St. Mary’s, we are blessed to have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament where we are free to come visit, seek and just be with Our Lord who gave us the great gift of himself in the Holy Eucharist.

So come, come just as you are; come when burdened, and come when not. Should you choose to do so, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the hours of 8AM to 1PM, and 7PM to 9PM.

May the Lord bless and keep you, may he shed his light upon you, be gracious to you and give you his peace. Amen.

 

Email Database Update

You may have gotten an email from the parish with an upcoming event scheduled for June.  If you didn’t it is because we don’t have an up to date email address for you.  With the cost of postage, it makes sense to send you information concerning the parish electronically instead of through the mail.  To make this a useful tool, we need to have a current email address for our parishioners.

IF YOU DID NOT RECIEVE OUR RECENT FLYER

Please take the time to give us your new email address by filling out the form below and submitting it to the parish office.

Thanks. . .

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Father’s Day Spiritual Bouquet Envelopes

FathersDayWe encourage you to return your Father’s Day spiritual bouquet envelopes in the collection basket some time prior to Father’s Day, June 19th. A series of Masses will be offered for all living and deceased fathers whose names are submitted.

New Procedure for Baptisms

BaptismEffective immediately, all paperwork required for Baptisms must be received by our office staff before a Baptism date is set. Once all paperwork for the sponsors has been received and a Baptism Prep class has been attended, the office staff will then call the parents to schedule the Baptism. (This does not affect the Baptisms already scheduled.) We still Baptize on the first and third Sundays. This new procedure will eliminate the need for the office staff to call the parents at the last minute seeking the sponsorship papers.

—Larry Denney, Business Administrator

Super 50/50 Raffle Tickets

KofCSuper 50/50 Raffle Tickets are still being collected through May 29th, for our drawing on June 3rd. Don’t be left out! Please return your tickets and donations with your weekend Mass offerings, or at our parish office. If you need more tickets, please call Bob Sherrier at 609-364-0803

Faith in Our Future Update

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We had our third meeting with our cohort parishes, St. Katharine Drexel and Sts. Francis & Clare, on May 9th. We reviewed the work done by the sub committees for each area of parish life and finalized the report to send to the diocese.  We completed our discussion on what model to suggest to the planning board and completed the model suggestion report.  We will be sending our report to the Reid group for their review next week.

The Diocese April update is on the right side of the page.  It lists all the planning committee members for the diocese.  You will also see the results of the surveys you completed in January.  We used the results to complete our parish evaluation and summary report for the diocese. Both of those documents can be downloaded or viewed on our website. They are on the right side under Faith in Our Future Docs. We will be placing lots of info there to help keep you up-to-date on our progress.

The process is moving along, we will send the final suggestion report to the diocese by June 1st after it has been reviewed by the Reid Group. It has been a lot of work but in prayer and discussion, we made our decision what is best for our 3 churches as we walk together into the future. We received the recommended changes to our suggestion report and are finalizing it before we send it to the Diocese on June 1st.

For more information call any member of the team:

Robert Pecht—609-865-0014; Patricia Solimine—609-977-3401; Virginia Richardson—609-499-1303; or Earl Alger—609-298-7071. More info will follow.

Mercy Retreat – June 4th

A half day retreat designed just for the Jubilee Year of Mercy will be held in the parish center upstairs conference room at 8:30 AM on Saturday June 4th.  The day will start with light refreshments followed by the main messages of the retreat and will end with a light lunch around 12:30.  We will also be taking a pilgrimage to visit a Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Door.  This is open to all and children may attend. 

You can sign up in two ways.  Call the parish office during normal office hours and let them know you will be coming or fill out the form below.

This is your chance to get as a family, have an enjoyable morning and learn more about Mercy. 

For more info call Pat Baylog at 298-4249.

 

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Retreat for Men – Jul 15th – 17th

san alfonso retreat houseThe 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 15th-17th, beginning at 5 PM on Friday evening and ending at 12 Noon on Sunday. The cost is $210, and includes your room and all meals. Contact Ferdinand Loretangeli at 298-2131, or Larry Denney at 298-1892, for more details.

St. Mary’s Community Food Pantry

FoodPantryWe are a supplemental food source that collects and distributes to over 300 families in need, serving residents in Bordentown, Chesterfield, Crosswicks and Fieldsboro, in addition to 4 area motels that house people on our register. Our volunteers donate their time and effort to keep the Food Pantry running smoothly.

Current needs of the Food Pantry include: jarred tomato sauce, canned fruit; canned meat, canned potatoes, and cereal. We are also collecting dog and cat food to distribute to our Pet Pantry, sponsored by Bordentown City Cats and Bordentown Dog Lovers, to help owners who are struggling feed their pets. All donations may be dropped off at church (marked boxes in the back) or at the church office, Monday through Friday, from 9-3.

Our food pantry hours are as follows: M-W-F 2-3:00 PM; Tu-Th 9-10:00 AM and 6-7:00 PM; and Sat. 9-10:00 AM.

 

 

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