ST. FRANCIS de SALES ISSUE
IN THIS ISSUE:
MASSES FOR FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF MARY (CANDLEMAS)
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S
SPOTLIGHT: FR. WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY’S UNSUNG CATHOLIC HERO AND ONE OF “THE FOUR CHAPLAINS”
2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE WITH DR. KWASNIEWSKI
ANNUAL LIFE CHOICES RESOURCE CENTER CHARITY BANQUET
SPRING RETREAT for WOMEN with FR. JOHN A. PERRICONE ON LONG ISLAND
ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET
DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP
SALVETE FRIENDS! CANDLEMAS on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 is the perfect opportunity to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism – to offer worship that is due in all justice to God. The Lepanto Conference on Saturday February 16 and the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte also afford opporunities to experience the Mass of the Ages. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy. If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – First, Come to Mass that Day, and Second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself. Just offer yourself to God at Mass, the rest will come! For helpful advice, see the “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.
FEBRUARY SPOTLIGHT / CATHOLIC NJ MAN OF THE MONTH: Father John P. Washington was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 18th, 1908. After graduating Immaculate Conception Seminary at Darlington, he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1935. His first assignment was St. Genevieve’s in Elizabeth, then he was sent for a year to St. Venantius in Orange (sharp readers with a long memory will recognize this as Fr. Paul Wickens’ beloved parish). Fr. Washington was serving at his third assignment, Saint Stephen’s Church in Kearney, when he received his appointment as chaplain for the U.S. Army shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After reporting for training to Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, Massachusetts, he met his fellow Chaplains George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling (Protestant ministers) and Alexander D. Goode (a Jewish rabbi) at Chaplains School at Harvard in the fall of 1942. The four chaplains boarded the U.S.A.T. Dorchester at Boston Harbor in January 1943. On February 3rd, a German U-223 submarine found the Dorchester at sea and launched a fan of three torpedoes. As the Dorchester quickly sunk into the icy North Atlantic, Father Washington and the three other chaplains selflessly gave up their life jackets without hesitation. Eyewitness accounts give the description of the last anyone saw of the Four Chaplains: They were standing against the ship’s railing, arms linked and praying. This brief introduction to these four men merely scratches the surface of a story of heroism, faith and sacrifice. To read more about the Four Chaplains, please visit www.fourchaplains.org
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF MARY (CANDLEMAS) THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PARISHES OFFERING HOLY MASS FOR THE HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. For additional information, Mass times and locations, check the parish bulletins or contact the parishes linked here
@ 11:30 AM St. Anthony of Padua, (See flyer below)
@ 9 AM The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748 All candles brought forward will be blessed after Mass.
@ 9 AM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Those who wish to have their candles blessed should drop off their candles (labeled with their name) at the Sacristy by Friday, February 1st
@ 10 am: Church of St. Dominic, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, NJ 08724 Solemn Traditional High Mass of the Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with blessing and distribution of candles and procession. Sacred music by the Schola Cantorum of St. John the Baptist of Allentown NJ. Lunch reception to follow in the parish hall. (See flyer below)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ Traditional Latin Mass followed by Blessing of the Throats for the Feast of St. Blaise, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. Tentative dates for 2019: February 3, March 3, April 7, (perhaps May 19 and June 23, or not at all), July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 @ NOON – 6 PM, Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065: 2nd Annual Lepanto Conference and Solemn Pontifical Mass, sponsored by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny:. The conference will begin at noon with a Solemn Pontifical Mass offered by Most Reverend James Massa, Bishop of Brooklyn. Our three speakers – Fr. Gerald Murray, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, and Fr. Richard Cipolla – will follow in the church hall downstairs, with time for refreshments. There is no pre-registration. The Society is suggesting a $10 donation to defray the cost of the conference. Please help publicize this event. All ages are welcome. See flyer below or visit facebook.com/lepanto2019
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019: Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway Edison NJ 08817: SAVE THE DATE! Annual Charity Banquet with silent auction benefiting Life Choices Resource Center of Metuchen, NJ. Join us in honoring James & Debra Vokral, Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and Michael & Beth Ann Fitzpatrick, Faithful Servant Award recipients. Please support our silent auction by donating completed baskets or new items to be used in baskets, such as gift cards, electronics, wine, event tickets, bath & beauty items, children’s items, coffee, chocolate and other goodies. Please call 732 516 0822 or email LifeChoices (at) optonline (dot) net to donate or purchase tickets.
FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SUNDAY MARCH 17 Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743: Retreat for Women, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master. Based on “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Apocalypse of St. John, 3:20), Father’s theme will be “The Redeemer as Patient Lover of Sinners.” All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. Click here for flyer.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!
MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012: 2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass. Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ: Sunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.
BONUS! Some news and blog entries you might enjoy viewing:
- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @ 7 PM: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 151 North Warren Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 800 people were in attendance! Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Seventh Annual Mass of Thanksgiving. Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow, Celebrant. Rev. H. Todd Carter, Deacon. Rev. Michael Wallack, Subdeacon. Reinberger Mass in G was sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. John the Baptist, Allentown. Reception followed in the Cathedral Hall. Visit Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Latin Mass web site for photo album and flyer.
- Just 3 days before the November elections, Fr. Chad Ripperger led a powerful evening of prayer and reflection at St. Mary’s of Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. This was live-streamed on their Facebook page and their Web site, where it continues to be available for viewing. St. Mary’s pastor, Fr. Richard Heilman, wrote: “When I spoke with Fr. Ripperger about a possible topic for his talk, I said, “What does it look like if someone really wants to go all in – totally serious and committed – as a kind of “Navy Seal of Spiritual Warfare?” That’s when he offered the topic of “Different Levels of Spiritual Warfare.”
- Meditations on Judica Me Psalm 42
- Video of the Powerful Rosary Rally of Reparation at the MET here. There were Rosary Rallies in 21,345 locations across the USA that day.
- Video of the Pontifical Latin Mass at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Paterson here
- Pictures of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Mass at St. Dominic’s in Brick appeared here and here.
- Video of 9/11 Requiem Mass at St. Stephen’s in Kearney is here.
- New Catholic college starting near FSSP apostolate in Florida – information here.
- CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!
- NOTE: there is currently no Latin Mass at St. Nicholas Tolentine in Atlantic City, NJ – Fr. Pham was reassigned to a church near Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin NJ, so please visit nearby St. Gianna Molla parish for Latin Mass. Please keep all priests in your prayers!
As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!
Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!
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