The theme of today’s Gospel is Discipleship. The
Lord sent out the disciples to preach the Gospel, to
heal the sick, and announce the Kingdom of
God. This is the vocation of every Christian. As
disciples of the Lord, we, too, are sent out in our
own time to proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior. To
quote Saint Francis of Assisi, “Proclaim the Gospel,
if necessary, use words.” Our daily lives should
reflect the values of the Kingdom: truth, justice,
love, and mercy.
This July brings changes to our parish staff. Today
we will say farewell to Father Dario with a reception
in the Parish Hall after the Noon Mass. We
thank Father for his service. May the Lord continue
to bless his Priestly Ministry. Next Tuesday, July
16th, Father James DeFillipps arrives to begin his
assignment as Parochial Vicar. Please join with me
in welcoming Father Jim to our parish community.
Registration for Religious Education is now
open. Please register by June 30 to secure
your first choice of session and to avoid the
late fee increase!
Registration will close on
August 15. Please be sure to submit your form.
Information and the Forms are available on
the Faith Formation Website.
We invite you to consider becoming a volunteer
in our Parish Religious Education program.
We are always in need of catechists,
aides or substitutes for all grade levels and assistance
with our sacramental preparation
events and ceremonies. All Adults working
with children must complete the Kid Safe
Program. Please call the Office of Religious
Education and 732-390-0354 to find out more
information about our program and how you
2019 Bishop’s Annual Appeal Help Build a Civilization of Love
To date, 504 parish households have
pledged $157,759 and paid $149,488. Thanks very much
for these pledges which put us at 92% of our parish goal
Our other goal is for every family to participate. If you have
not contributed yet this year, we ask you to prayerfully consider
donating to the Bishop's Appeal funding over 25 diocesan
and parish ministries that reach a half million people. You can
take a Bishop's Appeal envelope in the Church gathering space
and return it with your pledge or one-time gift in the collection
basket. The Diocese of Metuchen's home
page, diometuchen.org, also describes other ways to contribute
including online and employer matching gifts.
Every gift, no matter the size, is important and greatly appreciated.
Please pray for the members of our Parish Family who are sick as well as those who are serving in the armed forces.
Having trouble hearing in Church?
Hearing Assistance Devices are available in the rear of the Church.
The devices cannot be used outside the Church, as they are connected
to our Church public address system.
The hearing devices are used by many at daily
and Sunday Masses and other Liturgical Celebrations.
PLEASE be sure to return them to the box at the
back of the Church and also be certain to turn the
switch OFF before placing them back into the box.