A Morning of Renewal
Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Rosary Society in
Milltown invites women to join the Society in
a time of peace, reflection, and prayer on
Saturday, October 20, at 9:00 a.m.
Fr. Krieg of the Vincentian Fathers will be
the retreat director leading in reflection as
he speaks of “The Cross”. This retreat will
begin with a morning of reflection followed
by an opportunity to participate in the Sacrament
of Reconciliation, a time to worship
at Mass, and fellowship during lunch. The
retreat will conclude with final moments of
Our guests are asked to bring their “brown
bag lunch.’’ Coffee, tea, and desserts will
be provided. The retreat is free. To register,
please call Mary Lynch by October 15.
Please register by October 15 by calling Mary
Surviving a Loss
This is a 6 week spiritually based bereavement
group that will begin Wednesday, October 24th at
Frances E. Parker in Highland Park. The group
will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3
pm. There is no cost for the program but registration
is required. I am a licensed professional
counselor and will be co-facilitating the group with
Sr. Kathleen Dullea. Anyone interested in registering
for the program and/or to receive additional
information can contact me, Kathleen Ostertag at
Please contact your state legislators and tell
them that you oppose A1504
On Monday, October 29, 2018, the New Jersey
General Assembly very likely will vote on the Aid
in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (A1504). The
bill would allow physicians to prescribe drugs to
end the lives of terminally ill individuals considered
to have six months to live.
The facts are clear - in California, in Vermont and
in Oregon - states that have passed assisted suicide
bills - insurance companies have denied individuals
expensive healthcare coverage but offered
them low cost drugs to end their life.
In an era of cost control and managed care, patients
with lingering illnesses may be branded as
a financial liability for the insurance company,
and decisions to encourage death could be driven
by reducing costs.
Please contact your state legislators and tell
them that you oppose A1504.
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Pocketbook Bingo Cheerleading Fundraiser for Saint John Vianney High School
Saint John Vianney High School
is hosting a CHEERLEADING
Fundraiser at SJVHS
POCKETBOOK BINGO on
Thursday, November 8th,2018
General Admission and Game Package
$30.00. Register online at www.sjvhs.com.
Seven Thursdays that will change
your life: Life in the Spirit Seminars
Thursdays September 13 through October 25, 2018,
at St Francis Cathedral,
Main Street & 32 Elm Ave,
Basic Gospel Truths: Jesus died for your sins &
God invites you to experience
New Life in Christ, Abundantly.
Got Questions or to Register, Contact
Tom Mockoviak at 732 549-4740 or
Catholics Returning Home
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, 100 James
St. South River, NJ 08882 will offer a series entitled
“Catholics Returning Home” on six consecutive Saturday
evenings at 7:00pm in the Rectory Meeting
Room beginning September 15, 2018. These sessions
are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking
answers to questions about returning to the
Church. If you know someone who has left the
church, please invite them to join us.
Bishop gathers senior team to examine processes for reporting abuse
Since becoming your bishop just over two years ago, I have been regularly uplifted - and affirmed in my own ministry - by so many faithful and committed priests, religious and lay people. I am constantly amazed to learn about new initiatives here which strive to deepen our friendship with Christ, and the numerous efforts that so many undertake to provide genuine responses to tragic situations that call upon us to show the mercy of God to those in need. I also feel strengthened by the examples of generosity that I have experienced when I have called upon you to help me respond to building up our local Church, in order that we can meet so many needs together. The people of the Diocese of Metuchen are an inspiration...
Read the full letter from Bishop Checchio
A Journey Through Grief
September 20th-November 29, 2018
St. Ambrose Church
83 Throckmorton Lane, Old Bridge, NJ
Please contact the St. Ambrose Church Parish Office:
There is no fee.
Silver & Gold
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Where: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen
4:00pm on October 21, 2018
Register by October 3, 2018
You are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th
Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Metuchen. Renew
your marriage vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at
a special Evening Prayer Service in the Cathedral of St.
Francis of Assisi, Metuchen.
Please register online by logging on to the diocesan website. The system will
automatically generates a confirmation message with
some facts about the event. More specifics will be sent
closer to the occasion. If you are unable to access,
please contact your parish secretary or the Family Life
Office at 732-243-4582, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though no fee is required, in the past many Jubilarian
couples have given a donation of gratitude to the Church in
memory of this special occasion. Donations of Gratitude
can be made online or calling 732.243.4582, Monday thru
Friday, during business hours.
Registration will close on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Vianney Institute at Saint John Vianney
High School Placement Test Prep
The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is given to eighthgraders
seeking admission to specific Catholic high schools.
Schools use exam results to make admissions decisions, to
place applicants, and to determine scholarship awards.
The standard HSPT lasts approximately two and a half
hours and contains 298 multiple‐choice questions divided
into five sections—Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills.
This course is geared toward preparing students for the High
School Placement Test, the standardized test used to assist with
admissions and curriculum placement in the Catholic High Schools
of the Diocese of Trenton.
Course Price: $225.00 includes workbook. Two weekly class/ 4
Session Time: 3:30-6:30
Session Dates: Tuesday, October 23rd & Thursday, October
25th, Tuesday, October 30th & Thursday, November 1st
Registration for this Prep Class Closes Monday, October 1st,
In each class, student will receive 1 hour 25 minutes of English, 1
hour 25 minutes of Math and a 10-minute break in-between. Please Note: The HSPT will be given at SJVHS on Saturday,
November 3, 2018.
All incoming 9th graders are required to take the High School
Placement Test (HSPT). By filling out the online application and
paying the $60 application fee, you will automatically be registered
to take the test at Saint John Vianney High School. The
placement test will be held on Saturday, November 3rd , 2018 at
8:00 am. Students are to bring two #2 pencils (no calculators permitted).
Parents will receive an email notification of the SJV classroom
to which the student is to report. Application Deadline is November 1, 2018,
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land During Lent 2019
Our Lady of Peace Church in North Brunswick,
NJ is celebrating its 50th Anniversary
in 2019 and has organized a Pilgrimage
to the Holy Land (Israel) during the
season of Lent, 2019 - for an all inclusive
price of $ 2,499 per person. Please visit
the Our Lady of Peace website for the detailed
Holy Land Itinerary & Flyer. Deposit of $500
(Non-refundable) due immediately. Balance
amount payable on/before December 01,
2018. Come take some time off during
Lent in 2019 and journey to the Holy Land.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Walk in the Footsteps of Christ, Moses & the Virgin Mary
Relive the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
November 6-16, 2018, 11 Days, 4-Star Hotels
Organized by Fr. Abraham Orapankal, Tour Chaplain
Pastor, St. John Neumann, Califon, NJ
$2790.00 from Newark (plus $570 airline taxes, security fees & fuel surcharge)
Price includes breakfast and dinners daily, Daily Mass, Professional Guided Tours & Tips, renewal of Marriage Vows in Cana, transfers and baggage handling.
For more info call Juliet Banaag Hobson 732-439-2855 or email email@example.com
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