September 22, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window


Mission Vision Sundays

On September 29 following the 5:30pm Mass and on September 30 following the 8:30am Mass,

I ask that the parishioners who attend either of these Masses to visit the lower level of Saint Casimir Church to assist me in prioritizing the direction of parochial life for the years ahead.

On the weekend of October 6/7, we will do the same thing following all the Masses at the Church of the Resurrection. This initiative is in continuance of the efforts set forth by our fellow parishioners who participated in the Parish Mission leading up to this past summer’s Feast Day Celebrations.

As you may recall, our Parish Mission sought to discern the prompting of the Holy Spirit for our parish family. So many wonderful ideas were brought forward. The hope is to draw from these many ideas, some key initiatives that may be introduced to our parish family.

Please take a few minutes following these Masses to hear from your fellow parishioners their vision for our Parish and to include your ‘voice’ and ‘vision’ to this effort to discern the Holy Spirit’s promptings in the life of our parish.



Volunteer Appreciation Sunday

The parish staff and I remain grateful for the privilege of serving with you our parish volunteers. I believe at times your good works and generosity may appear to go unnoticed because they are so humbly given. At the same time, your goodness is not unnoticed by me and the parish staff and we look forward to this opportunity to express our gratitude.

On Sunday afternoon, October 7 from 1-3pm I invite you and your spouse to an Open House at Sketties Restaurant in Marmora, for food, beverages and each other’s company.

I ask you to join with me and the staff so that we may thank you in person for all you do.

In order to give our host at Sketties an appropriate head count we ask that you sign up at the entrance to our churches by October 1 or call the rectory (609) 390-0664.

Fr Pete

2018-19 RCIA


Below is the schedule of Father Pete’s presentations on our Catholic Faith.  This is an               opportunity for those Catholics who have little training in or affiliation with the Catholic religion.  It is a chance for anyone who wants to learn or ask questions about the Catholic religion.  It is  also for people who are searching.

Father Pete invites all our parishioners to come to any or all of the following presentations, from 7:00-8:00pm in the extension of the Church of the Resurrection.


RCIA Syllabus 2018-2019

September 25: Introduction:  Belief, Faith, Religion

October 2: The Creed, “I Believe in God. . . Creator. . .” – “I believe in one…”

October 9: “And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord” – “I believe in . . . holy . . . ”

October 23: “Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit” – “I believe in . . .  apostolic

October 30: The Holy Catholic Church – The Hierarchy, Mary and the Communion of Saints.

November 13: Divine Revelation: Scripture, Tradition, Magisterium

November 20: Salvation History, “The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting”

November 27: Sacrament of Initiation – Baptism

December 4: Sacrament of Initiation – Confirmation

January 8: Sacraments of Initiation – Eucharist and Mass

January 15: Sacrament of Vocation – Marriage

January 22: Sacrament of Vocation – Holy Orders

February 5: Sacraments of Healing – Reconciliation & Anointing of the Sick

February 12: Sin and Morality, Preparation for Lent

February 19: Prayer – Liturgy

February 26: Tour of the Church – Sacramentals


 Sacred Triduum

March 6: Ash Wednesday

April 18: Holy Thursday-Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 19: Good Friday-Veneration of the Cross

April 20: Holy Saturday-Easter Vigil


September 16, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window

In anticipation of our Parish Feast Day Celebration, for five weeks, parishioners joined me in Mission to discern the Holy Spirit’s direction for our parish family. Beginning next month you will be invited to add your input to the work that has begun. My hope is to establish a Mission Team to help me discern your input.

Another critical component of this year’s long work will be to identify a Convocation Team who will join me on March 25-28, 2019 at Harrah’s Atlantic City. The parish and the Diocese of Camden will cover your room and meal expenses.

This event, the Convocation of Catholic Leaders – The Joy of the Gospel in South Jersey will unite 650 Lay Leaders and their pastors to answer the call for all of us to have a “deeper encounter with Christ, best expressed in simple, confident, informed and joyous witness to the faith, which attracts others and invites them to wonder what secret is motivating the Christian Disciple.”

Some Key Highlights:

– Listen to key leaders within the Catholic Church share the current state and the messages of hope and what is possible.

– Hear the personal witness of your sisters and brothers from across the Diocese of Camden.

– Engage in multiple workshops and learn how others have answered the Call to Missionary Discipleship.

– Invite Others to the Body of Christ.

As so many point to the failures and brokenness of the Catholic Church, I am also daily renewed by the faith, joy and witness of our parish family. I see this Convocation as a chance to Gather – Listen – Share – Meet Others on Mission – Learn – and Renew Our Sense of Hope.

If you would be interested in joining me and nine other parishioners for this event, I encourage you to contact the parish office (609) 390-0664. I thank you in advance for considering this invitation.


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Bishop Sullivan’s Letter


Online Giving

In keeping up with technology, the Parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe now offers Online Giving. This service is safe and secure. Our purpose is to provide you with an added convenience.

We extend this service so that you now have the option to manage your contributions online or with your offering envelopes. Online Giving is very easy to use and requires no special knowledge other than how to access the Internet.

To register for online giving visit  https://osvonlinegiving.com/4368

 You can give to our special collections in addition to regular offerings. You can choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection. You can make changes at any time. You can see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end. It’s easy and it’s convenient!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office staff at (609) 390-0664  for assistance.

In the future you will find our online giving on the top menu bar or go into our Home bar of our website.




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