October 14, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window

In last week’s bulletin you were presented with the July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish Financial and Stewardship Report. Each element of this report is essential to the other and to the life of our parish family. In considering the Stewardship Report, it is inspiring to reflect on the myriad efforts of so many to build up the Kingdom of God in our midst. How do we do it all? I invite you to consider one of the  ministries of our parish family and where you might fit in. Our parish ministries can be found at http://saintmaxkolbe.com/inside-our-parish/ministries/

Fr. Pete

September 30, 2018 A View from the Rectory Window

Stewardship Report

I write to encourage you to join me for a ‘Town Hall’ meeting on Thursday, October 11, at 7pm in the extension of the Church of the Resurrection. In next week’s bulletin, I will provide you with a fiscal accounting summary of our parish for the fiscal year of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. To view the report: 2018 Financial Report for the people Final

I will also make available for your consideration, some of the efforts of our parishioners to care for those who are in need of spiritual, emotional, and/or physical assistance. It would not be possible to present the full scope of our efforts in one summary sheet. For this reason, I ask pardon of those who may feel that their efforts went unnoticed or unacknowledged. At the same time, I trust that our efforts are not done to win the praise of others, but rather, are in response to all that God has given us. To view the Stewardship report: 2018 Parish Stewardship Report-2

The Parish Finance Council, the Parish Pastoral Council and I have sought to be prudent stewards of the resources entrusted to our care. You can read about these efforts in greater detail in the Pastoral Council Minutes found on our parish website. I know that transparency in this regard is one of our foremost obligations to you. I hope this brief report reflects our intention to be faithful to this obligation.

Members of the Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Council will be present to address any questions, concerns and/or recommendations that you may have for the life of our parish family.

Parish/Community Center

With diocesan consultation we have contracted with Manders Merighi Portadin Farrell Architects, LLC, Vineland, Stanker & Galetto, Inc., Vineland (Construction Manager) and Engineering Design Associates, Ocean View.

At this same meeting on October 11, 7pm, representatives from the architectural, engineering and construction firms with whom we have contracted for the construction of our parish/community center will be present to address the status of this important project in the life of our parish family.

To date, the parishioners of Saint Maximilian Kolbe have joined you in gifting and/or pledging one million nine hundred fifty seven thousand two hundred eighty four dollars ($1,957,284.77). These gifts and pledges have come from four hundred sixty seven (467) families and/or organizations in our parish and community. To date, nine hundred eighty one thousand five hundred nine dollars ($981,509.27) has been collected with an anticipated balance of nine hundred seventy five thousand seven hundred seventy five dollars ($975,775.50) to be collected over the next two and a half years.

In anticipation of this meeting I invite you to visit the parish website – saintmaxkolbe.com – to see the finalized floor plans and proposed building elevations for the parish/community center. You can view these documents from the home page under the Parish Center Capital Campaign tab, utilizing the drop down box to view these renderings. In addition to the floor plans and building elevations, we have determined the footprint site plan for the parish/community center.

It is my hope that we may be able to address any questions you may have in this regard. I again thank you again and anew for all that you do to ensure that our parish family strives to make a return to the Lord for His goodness to us and that our expressions of faith befit what we profess and believe.

Fr. Pete


Anointing the Sick

Knights of Columbus Raffle

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


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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