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Scam Alert

URGENT-
Yesterday on November 12, a few parishioners received an email from Msgr.pjoyce@gmail.com asking for help in purchasing iTunes cards for someone in the hospital. This is a scam and you should delete this immediately! Father Pete and the staff would never solicit anyone for money, gifts or otherwise in this manner. This scam has been reported. Please call the parish office if you have any questions at 609-390-0664.


November 11, 2018 A View from the Rectory Window


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 remaining presentations, from 7:00-8:00pm in the extension of the Church of the Resurrection.

RCIA Syllabus 2018-2019

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


November 4, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window


Prayer for Faithful Citizenship


Great Pumpkin Winner


October 21, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window

 
Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Musicians needed.
 
Eucharistic Minister and Lector Training Sessions (1hour): Tuesday, November 6, 7pm or Saturday, November 10, 10am at the Church of the Resurrection. (Please choose one session to attend).
 
Altar Server Training (1hour): Sunday, November 4, 12pm or Tuesday, November 6, 5pm at the Church of the Resurrection. (Please choose one session to attend).
 
“The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst.” The Eucharistic Minister is a response to our Baptismal call to serve the people of God. To offer the Eucharist is to recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you offer Eucharist and ultimately to act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community.
 
Proclaiming the Word of God as Lector has always been a fundamental part of Christian liturgy. The earliest Christians, firmly rooted in the traditions of the Jewish temple, incorporated the stories of God’s mighty and saving deeds into their own worship rituals. They knew, as we do today, that God’s word is powerful and active, “achieving the end for which (God) sent it” (Is.55:11). God’s word continues to reach the ears of the weary through the voice of the lector for “when the Scriptures are read in Church, God himself is speaking to his people.” Effective lectors, above all, must be “doers of the word, not hearers only” (Jas. 1:22), with a mature and lively faith that is evident from the way they live. Blessed are they whose well-trained tongues still speak to the weary on God’s behalf.
 
Altar Servers are, in fact, already apostles of Jesus! To serve at Mass is to strengthen your bond of friendship with Jesus. You are very close to Jesus in the Eucharist. The Altar Server’s Ministry is a unique one in the Catholic Church. Other than priests and deacons, no one else is allowed to so closely play a part in the preparation of the Eucharist. Your participation as an Altar Server is special. When you serve the priests and deacons, you serve the people of God, and above all, you serve Christ.
 
I have found that worshippers go home talking mainly about two aspects of the Sunday Liturgy–the homily and the music. Musicians/vocalists have received letters from parishioners describing how the music of a particular celebration has changed their lives. Musicians/vocalists connect the celebration of the Mass and other liturgies with God and the life of faith of the people of God.
 
If you can assist in any of these essential ministries, I ask you to contact the parish office at(609)390-0664 to schedule our training sessions. Thank you for all you do on behalf of our parish family.
 
Fr. Pete

Knights of Columbus Raffle


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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