Month: February 2019
ST. PETER DAMIEN ISSUE
IN THIS ISSUE:
THIS WEEK IS FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 1 & FIRST SATURDAY MARCH 2
URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST
SCREENING OF “GOSNELL” with PHILADELPHIA DETECTIVE JIM WOOD
TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S
VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE
SPRING RETREAT for WOMEN with FR. JOHN A. PERRICONE ON LONG ISLAND
ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET
2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP
DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
UNPLANNED DEBUTS MARCH 29
SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!
*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP
FIRST, IN YOUR CHARITY PLEASE PRAY FOR FR. VAN HAGER. A Consolata priest laboring abroad in the distant mission fields of Columbia in South America. Click here for more on who Father is and why we are asking for prayers, especially this Wednesday Feb. 24.
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. PLEASE GO TO CONFESSION AND RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION AT MASS IN REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE HEART, WHO LOVE US SO MUCH YET ARE ALL TOO OFTEN REPAID WITH SACRILEGE AND OUTRAGES. LET US MAKE REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY! CONFESSION, MASS, ROSARY, MEDITATION ON THE MYSTERIES
ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS AT ST. ANTHONY’S IN JERSEY CITY WILL BE MOVED TO 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) AS OF THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.
THE LEPANTO CONFERENCE AT THE DOMINICAN PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! PACKED HOUSE FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS AND FOR THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARD. TALKS BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI, FR. FR. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE
FINALLY, FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 1, FIRST SATURDAY MARCH 2, ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 and ST. JOSEPH’S DAY on TUESDAY MARCH 19 are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism – to offer worship that is due in all justice to God. Another great opportunity to plan for is the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte in May. 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, get yourself to Mass that Day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass. For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019: The Montfort Academy, 125 E. Birch Street, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Screening of “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” with a Q&A session after the movie with special guest, Detective Jim Wood, the Philadelphia detective whose routine drug investigation led to the exposure of America’s most prolific serial killer. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $5 per person; $10 per family. Reserve your seat by contacting Marla Greco by emailing mgreco (at) themontfortacademy (dot) org or calling 914 699 7090. This PG-13 film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, his 30 year killing spree, and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid of Gosnell’s properties by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ Traditional Latin Mass, 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 future dates for 2019: April 7, (NOT IN May and June), July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 – ASH WEDNESDAY THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PARISHES OFFERING HOLY MASS. PLEASE NOTE, THAT CURRENTLY THIS DAY IS NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. For additional information, Mass times and locations, check the parish bulletins or contact the parishes linked here
NOTE CORRECTED TIME @ 9 AM The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748
@ 8 PM St. Anthony of Padua,
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.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 @ 7 PM: Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 259 Oliver Street, Newark, NJ 07105. Traditional Solemn Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church. Refice Mass in Honor of St. Joseph will include tranditonal hymns, ancient Gregorian chants, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Liszt’s Domine Salvum Fac Regem. After Holy Mass, a traditional St. Joseph’s Table with meatless food, traditional Sicilian dishes and Neopolitan zeppoli di San Giuseppe. All are welcome. No tickets required, but do call the rectory at 973 589 2090 to ensure enough food will be available. Ample and secure parking available. See flyer below
SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 @ 6 PM = 10 PM: The Mansion at Mountain Lakes, 90 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ “A Celebration of Friendship” Gala benefiting Sedes Sapientiae Catholic School in Boonton. Enjoy an evening of dinner, music, and dancing. Special guest Kevin Collins is an Irish-American stage, screen and voice actor. His film work includes Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Baby Mama, and Infinite Justice. Kevin’s roles in American television includes Blue Bloods, Shades of Blue, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, Unforgettable and Law and Order. His voice is heard daily on US national network TV commercials, on Irish radio, and in documentaries, audio books and video games. Mr. Collins has also worked extensively with the Sedes Sapientiae School Players for the past two years as part of our drama program. For tickets click here.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019: UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND. Abbie Johnson was employee of the year for Planned Parenthood in 2008 – but then what she saw changed everything. Find a theatre here.
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!
FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Third Gregorian Chant Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred Heart Church in Limerick, Ireland. This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey). For more information, click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email email@example.com
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.
SPRING MUST BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!
BONUS! Some news and blog entries you might enjoy viewing:
- POWERFUL Bulletin Notice by Fr. Michael F. Duffy of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, Long Island on the atrocity of New York’s new abortion law. In case the link is ever archived or removed, here is Father’s message for the week of Feb. 3, 2019: “Dear Friends: Last weekend you may have heard Msgr. Rahilly or I preach on a difficult subject. I heard from some of you who felt that our words were inappropriate for Mass. We do not often speak in the way that we did last weekend. We understand that it is not always easy to listen to a homily that makes us uncomfortable. But the fact of the matter is that we do not come to Church to be made comfortable. We come to hear and receive the Truth, and the Truth can make us uncomfortable sometimes. The majority of our homilies focused on the shocking and grotesque move by our Governor to sign into law the “reproductive health act” which makes our already liberal abortion laws even more expansive and permissive. With the signing of this bill, New York State officially becomes the abortion capital of the world. No longer is a doctor required to perform an abortion. No longer does a provider have to give life-saving care to a baby who survives an abortion attempt. And now abortions can be per-formed for any reason at any time up to including the day of birth. This is wrong. This is evil. We are better than this. We stand squarely against this new law. We stand with the innocent lives that will be lost. We are proudly pro-life. We do not mean these words to be partisan, harsh, divisive, or just as rhetoric. As a parish, we want our words to have meaning. We seek to actively support any woman who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. We will assist you. We will provide for you and your child. If you do not want your child, we will find a home for your baby. There is no reason to make this choice. You are not alone. We stand with you and are ready to help you. To Governor Cuomo, our legislature and anyone who supports this bill, I say repent. Convert! This is beyond the pale. You are better than this. Jesus Christ demands more from you. Your own humanity requires more from you. For the sake of your immortal souls, I beg you to repent. Go to confession. Change your ways. And If you don’t, do not present yourself for Holy Communion. It would be a sacrilege to support such a bill and then consume our Lord in Holy Communion. God forbid! The Church seeks to condemn no one, for the Lord is merciful to all. His mercy is forever enduring. If you have known the pain of abortion, please know how much the Lord loves you. You will never be turned away in the sac-rament of Confession. Please come and speak with me. Allow me to extend to you the healing arm of the church. Please join me in praying for our governor, our legislature and our state. Let’s pray for a conversion of hearts from the culture of death to a culture of life. God bless you. God save our state. In Our Lord and Blessed Lady, Fr. Duffy
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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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