Archdiocese of Newark Marian Pilgrimage
Archbishop Myers extends a cordial invitation to the people of the Archdiocese of Newark to join him onan Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception,Washington DC on Saturday, October 23rd 2010.Parishioners interested in making this grace-filled day honoring the Blessed Mother should contactCindy Hyland at (201) 599-1553. Cost is $10.00 for transportation.Bus will leave St. Peter's Church, River Edge at 6:30 am.
60TH ANNIVERSARY NEWSMark This Year's Calendar - November 7, 2010
Our 60th Anniversary Gala will begin with Mass at 3 pmcelebrated by Bishop John Flesey, D.D.. Mass will befollowed by a reception from 5 - 9 pm at the HasbrouckHeights Hilton. Good food, fun, fellowship, and greatdancing with a fabulous live band
There are still some tickets available for our gala.Hurry and order yours today. The deadline is Sept. 30.
The order forms for the tickets are available in the churchvestibule, in the Rectory office, and can be downloaded from our website. (Click on the word "Gala".)The Gala Committee is looking for prizes. If you would liketo donate something such as Hotel or condo stays,vacations or trips, spa treatments, sporting event tickets,theater or concert tickets, jewelry (we have a man's watch),restaurant certificates, electronic equipment, etc., pleasecontact Susan at the parish center 201-845-9566.
MASS OF ANOINTING
Saturday, October 16, 2010
, our parish will celebrate acommunal Anointing of the Sick Mass at
and blessing of the E.M.Ts. This sacrament may be received more than once andis for any person who has become ill and is in danger of subsequent sickness. We especially encourage the elderly to becandidates, but anyone facing major surgery, a serious illness, or anyone who has been afflicted for a long time is invited to receivethe sacrament.A light lunch will be served in our auditorium immediately followingthe Mass.
Complete the form below & return it to the rectory by
I will attend and wish to be anointed at the communalAnointing of the Sick on October 16th at 11:00 am.Name: _______________________________________ Address:______________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________
The St. Pio Prayer Service will take place onFriday, October 1st at 7:30 PM in the Church.
Following the service refreshments will be served inthe Church Auditorium and a video on the life of theSaint will be shown.During the prayer service there is a veneration of a 1stclass relic of the Saint’s blood followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Everyone isinvited to attend. If you have any questions, please contactDeacon Joe at JLMantineo@aol.com /201-845-9566.
September 26, 2010
Dear Parish Family,Today is the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The lifeof the parish is getting back to its usual rhythm. Our Religious Ed classes will have their third class thisweekend. Also this weekend, I’m happy to announce thatour Liturgy of the Word for Children will be celebratedweekly and not monthly. We began this importantministry to our young children two years ago as a way for them to better understand the Sacred Scripturesproclaimed at Mass.For those who are not familiar with the Liturgy of theWord for Children, please allow me to explain. After theCollect or Opening Prayer of the Mass, children in gradesK-3 are invited to come up towards the altar. Onceassembled the presider says a prayer over the childrenand then they go in procession to one of the classroomsin the school building. A catechist holding the Children’sLectionary leads the Procession. Once in the classroomthe readings are proclaimed. The readings used aredone at a level that will help these young childrenunderstand the stories of the Bible and how much Jesusloves them. Following the readings a reflection or someactivity is done to help them better comprehend themeaning of the Scriptures. The children are then broughtback into the church at the time of the Presentation of Gifts, so they can be together with their families for theLiturgy of the Eucharist.I begin by thanking Patty Donovan, our former Director of Religious Education, for helping to make thishappen two years ago. I thank Sr. Jane Feltz, M.P.F. (avocation from our parish) who has helped with this specialLiturgy since its beginnings here. This month Sr. Janebegan her new position as principal of Holy Family Schoolin Nutley, and she will not be available to oversee thisministry. I thank Angela Connelly, our new Director of Religious Education, for her enthusiasm not only inoverseeing this ministry, but also in making it a weekly giftto our children. Lastly, (but certainly not least), I thank thecatechists who have worked in this ministry since itsinception. They are a valuable resource, and their Stewardship of Time and Talent makes it possible for it tobe offered.When you, the people of the parish, offer your Stewardship of Time, Talent, (and Treasure, of course)great things happen for the entire parish family and for thegreater glory of God.Thank you for your Stewardship of Time, Talent, andTreasure and for all that you do for the life of the parish..Love, Fr. Larry