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Rosary for Sacredness of All Human Life

The USCCB and its Committee on Pro-Life Activities have encouraged all Dioceses of the United States to join in fasting and prayer for a renewed national commitment to the sacredness of all human life from conception to natural death on Friday, May 13th, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I invite clergy, religious and the faithful of the Diocese to pray the Rosary this Friday, May 13th, for this intention.  Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

We invite all parishioners to gather and pray the Rosary after the 11:00 Mass on Friday, May 13th for this intention.  If you cannot make this, please take time during your day to pray the Rosary at home for this intention.

Kean Preparatory Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

On Sunday, May 15th at 4:00 pm, we will be hosting the Kean Preparatory Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert.   Kean Preparatory Symphony Orchestra is  comprised of High School youth from the area, under the direction of Katherine Swierczewska-Roselli.  We have invited our Sisters and Brothers from St. Stephen Ukrainian Church to join us for this afternoon of beautiful music.

Luke Living

What is Luke Living?  A One Stop Place for our young people and their families and all parishioners to have fun while living their Catholic faith!  We will share resources and information that enhances our Home Study in a fun and family way.

On December 12th, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe,   There is a wonderful video reading of the book “The Beautiful Lady, Our Lady of Guadalupe”  by Pat Mora.

And here is a link for some yummy food you can make to celebrate:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Recipes

December 6th is St. Nicholas Day and what better way to celebrate this inspirational Saint than to read about his generous deeds with a plate of delicious St. Nicholas Cookies.  The recipe below is taken from the book “The Bakers Dozen-A Saint Nicholas Tale”  by Aaron Shepard & Wendy Edelson which is available on Amazon.

SAINT NICHOLAS COOKIES

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Halloween and All Saints’ Day explained with LEGO

An Act of Spiritual Communion

A CALL TO PRAYER

An Act of Spiritual Communion is proposed by the faithful who are temporarily unable to receive the Eucharist:

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there

and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”