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LENTEN MISSION

February 26, 27 & 28

Mission Theme: “The Mysticism of St. John of the Cross”

 

Monday – Tuesday February 26 – 27 @ 7:00 p.m. Exposition and Sermon

Wednesday, February 28 Closing Mass @ 7:00 p.m.

Preacher: Fr. Timothy E. Byerley

In this year’s parish mission, we will introduce and reflect upon the riches of Christian mysticism as taught to us by the great Doctor of Mysticism, St. John of the Cross (1542-1591). Here are the topics for each night.

 

Monday, February 26: What is mysticism?
The life and writings of St. John of the Cross and his relationship with St. Teresa of Avila. An overview of the interior life of the Christian and the first stage of the spiritual life: the way of the beginner. “The Christian, then, if he will direct his rejoicing to God with regard to moral good, must realize that the valve of his good works, fasts, alms, penances, etc., is based, not upon the number or the quality of them, but upon the love of God which inspires him to do them.” (St. John of the Cross)

 

Tuesday, February 27: The second stage of the spiritual life, the Dark Night, the way of the proficient.
“This night and purification of the appetite is full of happiness to the soul, involving grand benefits, though it seems to it as if all were lost.” (St. John of the Cross)

 

Wednesday, February 28: The third stage of the spiritual life: the way of the perfect.
Having passed through the fires of purgation, “The soul feels itself to be at last wholly enkindled in Divine union, its palate to be wholly bathed in glory and love, and from the very inmost part of its substance… are flowing the rivers of living water which the Son of God said would flow from such souls”. (St. John of the Cross)

 

This is the ultimate aim of the Christian life: mystical union with Christ himself. The spiritual legacy left to us by St. John of the Cross was the principal influence that produced some of the greatest saints in the past 200 years; St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and St. John Paul II. This mission will give you an appreciation of our great Catholic spiritual tradition and provide you with wisdom and encouragement to navigate your sojourn through the valley of shadows in your own life.

FIRST PENANCE INFORMATION

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Family of Faith families will act out the Stations of the Cross.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Family Service Day - we plan to assemble donations in Pastor's Hall on this day. Additionally, we strongly encourage our families to participate in our Parish spring cleanup, especially families with older children.

Sunday, April 21, 2024 (Open House)

Family of Faith families will have a show and tell of their project this year. Our Parish community is welcome to join this class and check out our religious education program. We will have registrations available for next school year.

LEGION OF MARY NEWS 

Our Lady of Fatima Statue - The Legion of Mary invites you to a week with Our Lady of Fatima. To have the statue visit your home, please call Mary Ellen at 856-952-6496.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus are looking for Catholic Men 18 years and older interested in helping those in need, serving our parish and growing in faith. For more information on becoming a Knight, e-mail Mike O'Callaghan, Membership Director, at mocallaghan@comcast.net or speak with any member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6735.

 

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

We are currently in need of pasta sauce, canned vegetables, cereal, pasta, mac & cheese, canned soup, boxed potatoes, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, baked beans, coffee, hot chocolate, brownie mix and cookies for our Pantry Day. If you can’t donate food, you can put money in the poor boxes around the perimeter of the church and we will buy the food that we need.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance, call our hotline at 856-904-7397. Thank you for all your generosity to our Ministry!

 

VESTMENT MEMORIAL
There is an opportunity to dedicate a parish vestment in memory of your deceased loved one. The vestment will be used on a regularly basis for the celebration of Mass by the priests of the parish at St. Peter’s. The donation is $2000.00.
If interested, please call the rectory. 

PARISH SICK LIST
Steve Bagocius, Helen Bennett, Lisa Bennett, Theresa Berrios, Betty Bisceglie, Barbara Brownholtz, Bernadette Burke, Patrick Burke,
Craig Campbell, Patti Cancelli, Joelle Chattin, Anthony Ciarroccki, Ed Cigich, John Coyle, Tony DePasquale, Mary Engle, Peter Esposito, Marc Ferraiolo, Barbara Flaherty, Robert J. Frett, Ronnie Gale, Daniel Glazer, Diana Gonzalez, Barbara Green, Janet Hartigan, Matthew Herb, Charles Heifet, Vincent Iannuzzi, Bob Jamison, Ellen Jamison, Thaddeus Kanigowski, Emma King, Joseph Lesniak, Karen Lewis, Regina Mangan, Jose Marrero, Savannah McHughes, Gladys Meade, Jacob Mika, Daniel Murphy, Carolyn Neisley, Eileen O’Brien,
Bella Palmer, Frank Pedano, Janice Pepino, Leona Pewor, John Phillips, Lois Picknally, Landon Reid, Kelly Ross, Myles Ross, Cole Ross, Rafael Rubino, Elsie Schatzle, Steve Schatzle, Anna Marie Schickling, Fred Schwartz, James Shue, Regina Shue, Rose Smyth, Ann Sokorai,
Kristine Stahl, John Stefanski, Mark Stevens, Carole Szcykalski, Joe Teti, Kenny Tischner, Vince Trombetta, Joseph Vena, IV, Margaret Verbilla, Anne T. Visco, Anthony Visco, Eva Vitella, Rita Walker, Jack Walker, and Steve Weber.


May God heal them in mind, body and spirit! Thank you for your prayers for our sick and shut-ins. PLEASE call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 when your loved one has recovered!

Adoration Chapel

 

 

Thank you for those who responded and filled the open time slots!

 

Please prayerfully consider signing up to be a substitute should there be a need to cover an hour.

 

Call Flora at 856-304-5140 or 856-665-4833 to be added to the list.

Miraculous Medal Novena

Our Miraculous Medal Novena is held on the first Monday of the month, unless noted otherwise in our Bulletin. 

Important Reminders ...

     Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 to request a Priest to administer the Sacrament of Anointing for yourself or a sick loved one. Please do not wait until the moment of death or a health emergency to request this Sacrament of Healing and Health!

     Due to HIPAA privacy regulations, please remember that the call must come from the individual or a family member.

     Arrangements can be made for those homebound parishioners who would like to receive Holy Communion. Our Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are happy to serve your needs. Please call the Rectory at 856-663-1373 to make arrangements.

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