February 18, 2018 A View from the Rectory Window

On Sunday, March 4, the Feast of Saint Casimir, I invite everyone to an 11am Mass at our beautiful and humble Church of Saint Casimir in Woodbine.

I believe Saint Casimir has a particular relevance to the events of our lives today.  Born, the son of the King of Poland, entrusted with leadership of the King’s army, and heir to the Kingdom of Poland, Saint Casimir saw through the superficiality and      corruption of political life.  Throughout his short life—he died at the age of 26—he     dedicated himself wholly to the service of God and of his fellow-men. His love for the poor was immense.  He was also renowned for his devotion to the Eucharist and to the Blessed Virgin.

In our times, Saint Casimir’s life and legacy poses the question about which kingdom we will entrust our lives and the lives of those we love.  We are one parish family, united in service to God and one another, please join us for this Mass and Feast.

Saint Casimir Church which was dedicated on February 1, 1939, maintains a legacy of the Polish community and is enlivened by our Hispanic sisters and brothers who worship with us.  Following the Mass, we will enjoy        fellowship and ethnic foods representative of our Polish, Spanish and American parishioners.  In order to prepare, I ask you to sign up in the vestibules of our churches or call the office (609) 390-0664.

I ask that if you can, to bring a dessert of your choosing, that we who share from the bounty of the Eucharist may return this blessing to one another.  See you at this Feast!

Fr. Pete


Lent Begins

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January 28, 2018 – A View from the Rectory Window


“I think this is truly the most wonderful experience we can have; to belong to a people walking, journeying through history together with our Lord who walks among us.” – Pope Francis

Throughout the Gospels, we often find Jesus walking.  As He travels, He teaches, gathers followers, and welcomes the outcast.  The theme for this year’s House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal, Walk with Me, communicates the very mission of the House of Charity.

Your generosity to our parish family and the recent capital campaign has been overwhelming.  At the same time, as Catholics we are encouraged to answer the call to help our sisters and brothers beyond our parish boundaries.  This appeal provides for programs and ministries that serve those in South Jersey who struggle physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.   I ask that you prayerfully consider a 2018 gift to the House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal.   I am very grateful for your constant generosity to our parish family and for your consideration of my request.


Save the Date: I invite all our parishioners to join in the celebration of the Feast of Saint Casimir on Sunday, March 4 at an 11am Mass at Saint Casimir Church, Woodbine.  Following Mass, we are planning to gather for food, entertainment and fellowship.

To prepare for this wonderful celebration I ask you to attend a planning meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00pm at Saint Casimir Church.  The meeting will take place in the lower level of the Church of Saint Casimir to discuss ideas on how to make this another memorable event in the life of our parish family.


Father Pete


Lenten Mission

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.

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