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YOUNG ADULTS!
Young adults in your 20’s & 30s. Here’s an opportunity to meet other catholic young adults and celebrate your faith together. A bishop from the Archdiocese will celebrate and share words of wisdom and encouragement with young adults @ the first “Shepherd’s Mass” on September 13th.,@ Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center. 499 Belgrove Dr. Kearny, (See Bulletin Board for more information)).


50/50 MONTHLY RAFFLE
The next raffle is scheduled for July 27, 2014. Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Please join us today in the Church grounds @ 12:30PM sharp. Your purchases and donations help the parish tremendously


FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION!
Our Parish celebrates the Exposition, Adoration & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament every First Friday of the month from – 7:00 pm- 5:00 am where the Blessed Sacrament is exposed all night. Our next Eucharistic Adoration is on August 1, 2014 after the 7 PM Mass.


PARISH FINANCES
Jim Lisante is one of our parish Board of Trustees and Finance Council members. If you have some questions or clarifications regarding our parish finances, you may email him at lisanti52@verizon.net.


MEN’S GROUP MEETING
The next meeting of the Holy Name Men’s Group will be announced. The group provides a venue for fellowship, support, study and growth in the Faith. Please Come and Join US in Prayer!


ARCHBISHOP ANNUAL APPEAL – 2014
This Campaign kicked off on February 1- 2, 2014. Our goal is $17,199.00 and our stretch goal is $19,634.00.. We have committed $9,415.00. This year’s theme of the Archbishop Annual Appeal is “When I Called, You Answered.”


PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting will be announced. These meetings are held for the purpose of allowing parishioners to share their views with our Pastor Fr. Bill, the President of the Parish Council, 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.


REQUIREMENTS FOR HOLY COMMUNION
To receive Holy Communion one must be fully incorporated into the Catholic Church and be in the state of grace, that is, not conscious of being in mortal sin. Anyone who is conscious of having committed a grave sin must first receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before going to Communion. Also important for those receiving Holy Communion is a spirit of recollection and prayer, observance of the fast prescribed by the Church, and an appropriate disposition of the body (gestures and dress) as a sign of respect for Christ!