Our Parish Lenten Season Begins……..


Lenten Penance Service

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish
Resurrection Church
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7pm


The Ecumenical Pastors’ Fellowship, of which Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish is a member, is sponsoring Lenten Soup Dinners with featured speakers from 6 – 8pm every Wednesday night during the Lenten Season. Dinner is scheduled at 6pm with the speaker commencing at 7pm. The hosting Church will provide the soup and bread. Those attending the event are asked to bring a salad and/or dessert to share with everyone.

Below is the schedule of Soup Dinners:

March 4, 2015 – Tuckahoe United Methodist Church
112 New Jersey 49
Tuckahoe, NJ 08250
Phone 628-3216
Speaker: Pastor Diane Pacione

March 11, 2015 – St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
Resurrection Church
200 Tuckahoe Road
Marmora, NJ 08223
Phone 390-0664
Speaker: Pastor Joe Breig

March 18, 2015 – Sea Isle City United Methodist Church
4102 Central Avenue
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Phone 263-6117
Speaker: Father Peter Joyce

March 25, 2015 – Messiah Lutheran Church
2298 U.S. Highway 9
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone 486-6043
Speaker: Pastor Melissa Doyle-Waid


Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross commemorate 14 key events on the day of Christ’s crucifixion. The majority concern His final walk through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying the Cross.

Resurrection Church Fridays at 7:00pm
March 6 Traditional Stations
March 13 Traditional Stations
March 20 Traditional Stations
March 27 Traditional Stations

Saint Casimir Church Thursdays at 7:00pm
March 5 Traditional Stations – (Viacrucis) Bilingual
March 12 Traditional Station – (Viacrucis) Bilingual
March 19 Traditional Stations – (Viacrucis) Bilingual
March 26 Traditional Stations – (Viacrucis) Bilingual


Lenten Meditation Group

Fridays, 2 – 3pm at
Resurrection Church
Beginning February 20 for 6 weeks, through March 27.

February 15, 2015 – A View from the Rectory

At the direction of Bishop Sullivan, I am sharing with you precautions to be followed at Mass as we are in the flu season. The precautions are simple and easily implemented. They are not intended to be permanent.

Parish Guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the flu during Mass.

Parishioners who feel ill should be reminded to stay at home and refrain from attendance at Mass or other church events until they are fully recovered. Illness is a justifiable excuse from the Sunday Mass obligation.

During the flu season, the faithful should be encouraged to share the Sign of Peace without touching hands or kissing. This may be done with eye – contact, a smile, and a bow of the head while saying the words “May the peace of Christ be with you.” The GIRM (The General Instruction of the Roman Missal) helps in this by saying in Chapter II par.82: “…the faithful express to each other their ecclesial communion and mutual charity…it is appropriate that each person, in a sober manner, offer the sign of peace only to those nearest.”

During the flu season, priests, deacons, and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion should be especially reminded of the need to practice good preventative hygiene. Ministers of Holy Communion should be encouraged to wash their hands before Mass begins, and even to use an alcohol – based anti – bacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion.

The faithful should be instructed not to receive from the cup if they feel ill. That “no one is ever under an obligation to receive from the chalice” and that “anyone who is ill, or suspects he or she is ill, should refrain from receiving from the chalice out of good will and consider receiving the host in the hand rather than by the mouth.” (USCCB – Secretariat for Divine Worship)

During the flu season, greeters and ushers should use verbal greetings only and not shake hands with parishioners.

Bishop Sullivan should always be consulted regarding any further changes or restriction of options in the celebration of the liturgy.

These guidelines encourage critical pastoral judgment through flu season and emphasize that proper liturgical practices be re-instituted once the influenza risk has diminished.

It is recommended that these guidelines be published in the Parish Bulletin.

Father Pete

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