Save the Date!
Saturday, September 17th
Parish Friends and Family Picnic
Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed! If you can set up, put up, clean up, clear up or
jump up, we need you! Clowns? Jugglers? Face Painters?
We need you, too!
Millie Linett (609) email@example.com or
Dar MacDonald (609) 859-0311
Daily Mass Schedule for July/August
Father Carlos will take his vacation from August 7th through August 22nd. While he is away, the daily Mass schedule will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:15 a.m. and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Please mark your calendars or note it in your iPhones.
Reminder: Parish Scheduled for Deep Cleaning Starting July 18th
The church has been scheduled for a deep cleaning the week of July 18th. Please note that daily Mass will be held in the Emmaus Center during this time. We should be able to resume normal Mass schedules by this coming weekend of July 24th.
Altar Servers Have a Blast at Seaside Heights
Father Dan, Father Carlos, Parish Youth Minister Linda Xerri, parents and chaperones accompanied about 40 of our 74 altar servers to Seaside Heights for a day of sun and fun. As evidenced by the photos (see more on parish bulletin board), everyone had a blast—on the Boardwalk, in the air, on land or in the sea!
NBA's Jason Thompson Stops in to Encourage Young Players
Young basketball players had a great time last week at St. Mary of the Lakes School which hosted the South Jersey Basketball Academy's annual Basketball Camp. This year, NBA player Jason Thompson of the Toronto Raptors stopped by to talk to the campers--what a great treat that was! A special "shout out" of thanks to SJ Basketball Academy and Jason Thompson for an exciting week of basketball.
The next week for basketball camp for both boys and girls is August 1st through the 7th.
We are in need of catechists! “Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us.” When Pope Francis spoke these words, he was addressing all of us. One way you can help our parish is by volunteering for the Religious Education Program. Parents and grandparents, college students and retirees, teachers and those without any formal teaching experience – all are encouraged to help instruct our children in our faith.
Catechists, assistants needed for the following:
Tuesday 4:15–5:30: Grades 3, 4, 6
Wednesday 4:15–5:30: Grades 1, 3, 4, 6
Hall monitors, substitute catechists, classroom assistants, and office help for afternoon and Tuesday evening classes (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) are also needed.
Registration for PREP is ongoing for Grades 1-8. Forms were mailed in early June and are under PREP on this website.
Vacation Bible School
Space is available for Vacation Bible School, August 1st through 5th. Click on PREP above for further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (609) 654-2546, Ext. 310.
Y.E.S. TEAM 2016 Returns From Habitat for Humanity
Trip to Baltimore
On Tuesday, June 21st, 40 members of Team Y.E.S. 2016 departed for Baltimore, Maryland where they partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to help reconstruct homes for the needy. After a special blessing service, the travelers received a crucifix and a send-off lunch of hoagies, salads, and soft drinks. They returned on June 24th, having experienced an awesome journey of faith, brotherhood, and the sharing of labor and love.
One experience Parish Youth Minister Linda Xerri said Y.E.S. members will surely look back on with heartfelt satisfaction was their offering food and conversation to almost 400 homeless men, women, and children at St. Vincent de Paul Church on North Front Street with members of Breaking Bread with the Hungry, a program begun by a parish deacon. Those present were touched by how our teens treated their guests with compassion, dignity, and respect. One in particular remarked that a Y.E.S. teen waited on one of the guests "as though she were the Queen of England."
Thanks and blessings to all parishioners and volunteers who made their trip possible!