“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts.”(Mark 6:8)
How different we are from the Apostles who took nothing when they ventured out to serve God. Today, we make our life’s journey more difficult because of all the material baggage that we drag along. When we really put God first in everything and put money and possessions second, we experience more freedom to joyfully serve God and others.
SANDS BUS TRIP
The Women’s Prayer Group is sponsoring a bus trip to the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 18. The bus will tentatively be leaving the church at 8:45 AM. The cost is still to be determined. Breakfast will be served and a great time is guaranteed for all!
The annual Parish Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 9th after the 11:30 Mass on the church front lawn. Bring your favorite dish to share. Sign up sheets to follow. A 46 inch smart TV will be raffled. Please don’t miss the chance to have a lot of fun!
NEXT WEEKEND COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be only one collection for the Archdiocesan Assessment.
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
50/50 DRAWING –PLEASE NOTE!
We have just received word from the Archdiocese that 50/50 tickets can no longer be mailed; however, with your written permission we can. Please call the office for details. Also, we will have envelopes at the exits with 5 tickets in each; you may pick them up at any of the Masses. The next 50/50 drawing will be held on Monday, July 30. If you wish to be a sponsor please call the office with your intention. The stipend is $100.
MASS INTENTION BOOK
The 2018 Mass intention book will be in the Sacristy at all the weekend Masses if you wish to reserve any.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:00 PM or when you see Father Fred.