“I have come to set the earth on fire.” Pope Benedict
XVI wrote that the fire is Christ’s own Passion
of Love, “a fire that is to be handed on. Whoever
comes close to Christ must be prepared to be
burned. This is a fire that makes things bright and
pure and free and grand. Being a Christian, then, is
daring to entrust oneself to this burning fire.” The
fire of God’s love consumes us when we desire to
live a life centered on Christ and the Gospel.
The spiritual life, then, becomes a loving response
to the passionate love of God for us in Christ. Most
Christians have a lukewarm response to God’s invitation
and are unaware of the riches of grace that are
given to those who respond in love. There is always
time to begin again....
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, 517 parish households have pledged $163,591 and
paid $163,601. Thanks very much for these pledges which put
us at 95% of our parish goal of $173,000.
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.
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 2nd, 2019 in observance of Labor Day.
Call for Prayers
For our Brothers and Sisters
Please pray for the members of our Parish Family who are sick as well as those who are serving in the armed forces.
Lindsay Grossman & Christopher Liguori
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.