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CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve 5:30 Vigil
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 29 – 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 30 – 9:00AM and 11:30 AM
Monday, December 31 – 5:30 PM Vigil
Tuesday, January 1 2019 – 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM


STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION
“For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb left for joy.” (Luke 4:6).
When you hear the scripture readings and Gospel each Sunday, do you “leap for joy?” If not, don’t blame the lecturer or priest; rather look inside yourself. Do you prepare for Mass each week or do you just show up and expect to be entertained? We are called to be active participants, not passive by-standers.


SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD MASSES
Please note that there will now be a vigil Mass for January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God at 5:30 PM as well as the regular 9AM and 11:30AM Masses.


NEXT WEEKEND COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be only one collection, the regular Stewardship.


50/50 DRAWING – UPDATE
There are letters for mailing 50/50 tickets at both entrances of the Church. Please sign the letter and return it to the office. Also, we will have envelopes at the exits with 5 tickets in each; you may pick them up at any of the Masses. Please know that you do not have to purchase all five; just take as many as you like and return the rest. The next 50/50 drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 25. If you wish to be a sponsor please call the office with your intention. The stipend is $100.


MASS INTENTION BOOK
The 2019 Mass Book is open. It will be in the Sacristy at all weekend Masses if you wish to reserve any.


ARCHDIOCESAN PARISH SUPPORT GROUPS
Many who hunger for God’s consolation after the loss of a loved one, separation or divorce or other circumstance will find that faith based programs can offer them hope and comfort. A listing of parish support groups are now available on the Family Life Office webpage. Currently, the Archdiocese of Newark has over 60 different types of support groups ministering to an estimate of 1,200 people each year. The types of groups include: general bereavement, bereaved parents, separated & divorced, single parents. To find a support group near you, please go to: www.rcan.org/about-parish-based-support-groups-0 and select the group type from the menu on the right. To make updates to our list please contact Lauren Egan at 973-497-4327 or Lauren.Egan@rcan.org