Mums Sale – Oct 11-12

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is having its annual Fall Mum Sale. Please use the insert page in today’s bulletin to place your order. Flowers will be available for pickup on the weekend of October 11-12.

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

Parish Fun Night – Sep 26th – 7PM

One of the US Council of Catholic Bishops Parish goals for 2014 is to bring parishioners together.  To help meet that goal, the parish is having a game night on Friday Sep 26th at 7 PM in the school cafeteria.  We will have teams of 4 – 6 people and will play games from the TV show “minute to win it” as well as a trivia contest and other classic games.  It will be a fun night of playing games and having some food and refreshments during the half time break.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.  Everyone is invited, young and old.

You can watch how a few of the games are played in the video below. . .

To register, just fill out the form below.  For more info call the parish office at 298-0265 during normal office hours. Sign up No Later Than Sep 22nd

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Special Religious Education

The Holy Cross Center of Learning will begin its 41st year on Saturday, September 6th, with a Mass for all students, parents, guardians, faculty, and friends at Divine Mercy parish on Adeline Street in Trenton, followed by a luncheon in the cafeteria. The Center is operated under the auspices of the Holy Innocents Society, Diocese of Trenton, to develop an awareness of Christ’s life in persons with intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Persons who are autistic, blind, hearing impaired, mentally retarded, emotionally or physically handicapped or learning disabled and are at least 7 years of age, are accepted into the program if they are not able to function in a regular Religious Education program. Last year our youngest student was 7, and the oldest was 58. The Center provides religion classes, Mass, music, prayer services, sacramental preparation, rosary recitation and other activities for its students on Saturday mornings from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM September through May.

Any parent interested in enrolling a child or adult in the Holy Cross Center of Learning’s special religious education program should contact its coordinator, Mrs. Rose Anna L. Romanello at 882-4567. There is no registration charge. Volunteers are also needed to assist the students in the classroom and during all activities. Any persons 13 years of age or older desiring to volunteer their services in this special ministry should contact Mrs. Romanello

Traveling Faith CD – Sep 2014

The parish is now trying a new program to see if you, the parishioner, are interested in a monthly CD on different Catholic subjects. The CD will be produced by the parish and will have a homily by a priest on a different subject each month. The priest will probably be different each month and will not be any of our priests or anyone local. We will start with 30 CDs and if they are gone quickly, we will make more for the following weekend. They will be available in the back of the church on the table under the posters on August 30/31st. Please take a CD and begin listening to it in the car as you go places. Travel with your faith, listening to a new topic each month. For more info call the parish office at 298-0265

This month the subject is : Carrying Your Cross Daily

Meditation Booklets – Sep 2014

The parish is now trying a new program to see if you, the parishioner, are interested in a daily Mass readings meditation booklet. The booklet will be produced by the parish and will have the Mass readings for each day and a short meditation on those readings. The booklet will contain two weeks of readings to keep it small and manageable. We will start with 30 booklets and if they are gone quickly, we will print more for the following weekend. They will be available in the back of the church on the table under the posters on August 30/31st. Please take a copy and begin a daily routine of reading and meditating on the Mass readings. For more info call the parish office at 298-0265

Annual Golf Tournament – Sep 22nd

The Sisters of Mercy 20th Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 22nd at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck, NJ.

“Fore” all the details on this most worthwhile event, which benefits our retired and infirm Sisters, please call Linda Cavallo at 908-756-0994 ext.4006

or email lcavallo@mercymidatlantic.org.

Church Etiquette

  • Please arrive on time for Mass.
  • Turn off all cell phones before Mass.
  • Move in so that others may find a welcome seat.
  • Participate in the Mass responses and prayers.
  • Receive Holy Communion reverently.
  • Don’t eat and run—wait for the final blessing.

St. Mary’s Community Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry of St. Mary is a supplemental food source serving Bordentown, Chesterfield, Crosswicks, Fieldsboro and Mansfield.

The Pantry is in dire need of canned soups with meat, such as, Progresso, or Campbell’s chunky soup.

Thank you for your continued support!

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. 

Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing – Sunday, Oct 19th

Bishop David O’Connell will offer a special Mass to honor all couples married 1 year, 25 years and 50+ years at 3PM on Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Freehold, New Jersey. Family members and friends are all invited to witness this special occasion of joy. Married couples wishing to participate in this Anniversary Blessing Mass are asked to register with our office staff no later than September 15th.

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