September 2, 2016- 7AM Mass & Holy Hour 6:30pm to 7:30pm; No 7pm Mass
Starting October 7, 2016- No 7AM Mass or Holy Hour. There will be a 7pm Mass
The schedule will be modified during Lent
Michael Page and Ranee Shah
Kaitlin Beckert and Dennis Durkin
When you're doing your Summer Cleaning please help Catholic Charities continue its mission by donating clothing, shoes, and household items. If you have a large pick up, need a receipt, or for locations of Catholic Charities Donation Drop Boxes, please call our toll free number 877-343-3651. Your continued generosity is appreciated.
We offer our sincere sympathy to the families of Frank Colantuono and Dennis Hickey who died recently. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in God’s peace.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY Pope Francis tells us: “Without mercy, without God’s forgiveness, the world would not exist; it couldn’t exist.” And without heroic witnesses of mercy, we would doubt the existence of mercy. Which is why the elevation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta to sainthood is such a glorious gift to the world.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized a saint on September 4, 2016. The verses below reportedly were written on the wall of Mother’s Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta, India and are widely attributed to her. _ _ _ _ _
“Do It Anyway”
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway
Franciscan Charities will be hosting their sixth annual golf outing to support St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen on Monday, September 19th at Essex County Country Club. In addition to golf they are having a 50/50 raffle. A representative from Franciscan Charities will be in the narthex on August 27th and 28th selling tickets and can answer questions about the golf outing. Proceeds from the raffle and the golf outing will help combat hunger and will support our neighbors needs during difficult times. For more information, please visit their website at: www.franciscancharitiesinc.org.
The Children's Liturgy of the Word will start again in September. Help is needed just a couple Sundays during the year. If you love working with children, the Liturgy is a rewarding and fun way to teach them about our faith.
Deacon Peter conveyed it perfectly at Mass a couple of weeks ago during his Sermon. “The only way we can save this country is to lift it up, just like the Samaritan lifted up the beaten man. In the parable, the Samaritan not only tended to the immediate wounds and needs of the beaten man, he also gave the innkeeper two silver coins for his continued care and attention. We need to do the same thing by passing down our faith and Christian values to our children. We need to teach our children respect for life and for each other. We need to teach by our example and show them that we have the courage so that they will also have the courage to stand up for what is right. OUR children represent the two silver coins that will care for this country when we are gone.”
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Lynn Biviano at 908-822-2337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God Bless.
Thank you all for your donations to the August Food Bank drive for Somerset County. Your generosity and donations are greatly appreciated!
Are you looking for a way to share your faith, time and talents with children? The Religious Education Program needs you! The success of our program depends on dedicated individuals in our parish willing to share their time, talents and faith with children and the future church. Volunteers are needed as catechists (teachers), catechist aides and hall monitors to lovingly and energetically teach our children about the love of Christ for us. We provide training and support along the way.
Our classes meet as follows: Sunday mornings from 10-11 am Wednesday afternoons from
4-5 pm. If you are interested, please contact Cathy Cooney, Director of Religious Education at
908-756-6524 ext. 16 or email@example.com.
Information and registration forms for the 2016-2017 Religious Education Program are now available online (select the "Faith Formation" tab above). Our program will begin again in the fall.
Our Class schedule will be as follows:
Sunday 10 am – 11 am (Grades Pre-K through 6) or
Wednesday 4 pm – 5 pm (Grades 1 through 6)
Monday 7 pm – 8 pm for Grades 7 and 8.
If you would like more information about our program or have any questions, please contact Cathy Cooney, Director of Religious Education at 908-756-6524 ext. 16; or Nancy Stoll at ext. 10. Thank you!
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration
Fr. Carroll may have visitors (from 8 am to 8 pm). As you can imagine, he likes to walk the grounds with his visitors. If you plan to visit, please note that the street address is slightly different than the mailing address. For GPS purposes, please use: 85 NJ-17 South, Allendale, NJ. The direct mailing address for Father Carroll is: Allendale Community for Senior Living 85 Harreton Road Allendale, NJ 07401 Attn: Fr. James Carroll Carleton Ct., 35A We will continue to provide updates as we receive information. As always, keep him in your prayers.
Pope Francis instituted “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to be celebrated on September 1st. He explains: “the life of the spirit is not dissociated from the body or from nature or from worldly realities, but lived in and with them, in communion with all that surrounds us” (Laudato Si’ 216)