STS. PATRICK & JOSEPH ISSUE
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Get the facts about St. Patrick from Regina Magazine and hear an amazing radio dramatization of his life featuring John Rhys-Davis (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) on The Trials of St. Patrick
IN THIS ISSUE:
3/19 ST. JOSEPH FEAST DAY IN NEWARK
3/23 ST. JOSEPH TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ROSARY RALLY
3/23 SEDES SAPIENTIAE BENEFIT DINNER DANCE w/ KEVIN COLLINS
3/29 UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATRES
4/5 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS TO SACRED HEART
4/6 FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
4/7 TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S
5/3 ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET
5/3 – 5/5 2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP
5/19 ANNUAL MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE FESTA in CLIFTON
6/9 DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
UPDATE ON PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST
VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE
SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!
*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP
FIRST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS 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 as he recovers from cancer surgery.
ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS AT ST. ANTHONY’S IN JERSEY CITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) SINCE 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. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE
FINALLY, ST. JOSEPH’S DAY on TUESDAY MARCH 19, FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART on April 5, and FIRST SATURDAY REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART of MARY on APRIL 6 – 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.
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 @ NOON: Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange: St. Joseph Traditional Marriage Crusade Rosary Rally. This Public Square Traditional Marriage Rosary Rally sponsored by America Needs Fatima will be one of over 1,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States that day. Please join fellow Catholics in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and fervently pray for Godly marriage and for the conversion of the United States. Parking at the adjacent McLoone’s Boat House.
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, APRIL 5: FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART
@ NOON The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. Followed by Holy Hour; confession available on Saturday at 3 PM.
@ 7 AM & 7 PM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7 PM Mass with Benediction at 8:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 6: FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY
@ 11 AM Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. First Saturday Mass in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Featuring the Gregorian propers of the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart, Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd. Conductor: Miguel de Jesus, Music Director, St. Ann’s Church, Raritan. Please share the flyer below!
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ 07748 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. NOTE: NO BREAKFAST IN May and June. We will resume with July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.
MONDAY APRIL 8 @ 7 pm John’s Pizzeria, 87 Sussex Street, Jersey City 07302. Following the resounding success of the first Theology on Tap on March 11, Fr. John Perricone will offer the next in the Theology on Tap series. Subject: TBA. For more information, please call 201-433-4411
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. Live the Faith – 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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Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!
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