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FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARIST ADORATION
Our Parish celebrates the Exposition, Adoration & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday of the month: 7:00PM – Holy Mass and then Adoration until 5:00AM. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed throughout the night. Our next First Friday Eucharistic Adoration will be on January 1, 2016: First Friday of the Year 2016!


50/50 MONTHLY RAFFLE
The next raffle is scheduled for December 27th, 2015. We appeal your support and generosity. Your support and donations help the parish tremendously and is greatly appreciated.


SPONSORS FOR 50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS

We are required to place orders for the 50/50 Raffle Ticket quarterly in advance. We therefore extend this invitation for your patronage and for you to inform us early for 2016, the months which you will like to sponsor and the special request you will like inserted on the tickets. We await sponsors for the April, May & July 2016 THANK YOU


“SIMBANG GABI NOVENA MASS”
The Filipinos of the parish are hosting the annual “Simbang Gabi” Novena Mass in our church on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm. “Simbang Gabi” is a very beautiful Filipino religious tradition in preparation for Christmas. All are invited for the Eucharistic celebration and for fellowship afterwards in the church basement.


PARISH MEN’S GROUP MEETING
The next meeting of the parish men’s group is on Tuesday, December 2015 at 6:30 PM in Church at the St. Francis Chapel. The group provides a venue for fellowship, support, study and growth in the Faith. We invite our men to join us to pray and just to be one with us as “men of faith”.


BEQUESTS – PLANNED GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Imagine a gift that gives forever. That’s exactly what a bequest in your Will or making the parish the beneficiary of a life insurance policy can do for our parish endowment. The plans you make now will strengthen our parish family by providing perpetual financial support year after year. Learn more by contacting Theresa Lynch in the Archdiocese – Planned Giving Office @ 973-497-4042.
NOTE: Advance bookings with payment for 2016 Masses is now available.


CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE CATHOLIC CHARITY – FAMILY & ADOPTION PROGRAM
We are again participating in sharing gifts for the needy this Christmas season. Our thoughts are with Orphans and their names are on our Giving Tree. Please take a tag and return the unwrapped gift with the tag attached. A gift of clothing is preferred but any gift is greatly appreciated. Gifts should be placed under the ‘Giving Tree’, with the tag attached and must be received by December 20th, 2015.  Thank you for your generous gift and May GOD BLESS YOU RICHLY THROUGH-OUT THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON.


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The next Parish Meeting will be announced. Please come and share your views with our Pastor Fr. Bill, Parish President, Donna Daniel and other Council Members on matters of interest to our parish.


PARISH MEMBERSHIP
We invite new parishioners to register at the Parish Center. If you are moving, or have an address or phone change, please notify the secretary.