June 18, 2017—A View from the Rectory Window

Happy Father’s Day: The story is told of a father of five children who came home with a toy. He summoned his children and asked which of them should be given the present. “Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that Mom says to do?” He inquired. There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the children said in one accord: “You play with it Daddy!

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and stepfathers! May your love radiate effectively the love of God to your family and those whose lives you touch! God’s choicest blessings be yours in abundance. This weekend, we keep our fathers, living and deceased, in our prayers.

To one of our father’s, Bill Brewer, congratulations. On June 7, Bill, who is in formation to be ordained to the permanent diaconate was entrusted with the ministry of Acolyte by Bishop Dennis Sullivan.

An Acolyte is appointed to aid the deacon and to minister to the priest at the altar and as a special minister to give Holy Communion to the faithful at Mass and to the sick. Acolytes may also expose the Eucharist for public adoration in the absence of a priest or deacon. During the institution ceremony, candidates are reminded that they will have a special role in the Church’s ministry, since the summit and source of the Church’s life is the Eucharist, which builds up the Christian community and makes it grow. The candidates are asked to show a sincere love for Christ’s Mystical Body, God’s holy people and especially for the weak and the sick.

Please keep Bill in your prayers.

Fr. Pete







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June 29


Program: Catholicism, Session 5: The Indispensable Men

Programa: Catolicismo, Sesión 5: Los Hombres Indispensables

Program: Footprints of God, Peter: Keeper of the Keys

Program: Footprints of God, Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith

Program: Footprints of God, Paul: Contending for the Faith

Program: Lectio: Eucharist, Session 9: The Mass

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 2: Clothed with Power

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 3: Proclaiming the Kerygma

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 4: Signs and Wonders

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 8: Charisms of the Spirit

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 9: Joy in Persecution

Program: Lectio: Evangelization, Session 10: The Belly of the Beast

Program: Lectio: Peter

Program: Happiness

Program: YDisciple: The Church

Program: YDisciple: Hot Topics, Session 1: Spreading the Gospel

Video: Lost Gospels or False Gospels?

Video: Saint Peter

Vídeo: San Pedro

Video: Keys of the Kingdom: Understanding the Papacy

Video: Paul of Tarsus

Book: History of the Catholic Church

Book: Sacraments in Scripture

Book: You Can Understand the Bible

Book: Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories

Book: Golden Legend of Young Saints

Audio: Right Here, Right Now

Audio: Lectio Divina

Audio: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Paul’s Letters

Audio: Truth and Life Audio Bible: Universal Letters


June 30


Book: The Young People’s Book of Saints


July 3


Program: Lectio: Evangelization Video: Lost Gospels or False Gospels? Audio: Right Here, Right Now


July 4


Program: YDisciple: Follow Me, Session 5: The Cost Audio: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Man of the Beatitudes


Program: The Wild Goose, Segment 12: The Spirit’s Freedom Programa: The Wild Goose Doblado en Español, Segmento 12: La Libertad del Espíritu Audio: Put Not Your Trust in Princes


Book: The Young people’s Book of Saints


July 6


Video: Saint Maria Goretti: Fourteen Flowers of Pardon Video: Maria Goretti Audio: St. Maria Goretti




Deacon Arnaldo Santos – Street Gangs and God the Battle in the Streets


Today approximately 1.4 million gang members belong to more than 33 thousand gangs, criminally active within all 50 US states, the District Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Everyone is invited to attend this compelling gang presentation entitled Street Gangs and God the Battle in the Streets, where Retired Detective and Deacon identifies a gang epidemic facing many families and gives encouragement as how to best address it in light of the Gospel.

Deacon Arnaldo Santos will describe the gang culture from a cops perspective with 25 years of experience as a detective and recognized expert witness in the field of East Coast Mexican Street Gangs by the United States Justice and Federal District Court of Newark, New Jersey. He is a former Bridgeton, New Jersey Police Detective and with the Narcotics Task Force, targeted high drug trafficking areas throughout New Jersey and criminal street gangs. Worked with the FBI Gang Task Force in Northfield, New Jersey and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Gang Land Task Force.

This event will be held on:

Date and Time

Mon, June 26, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT


Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church Of The Resurrection

200 Tuckahoe Road

Marmora, NJ 08223

If you would like to attend the event and order a book please contact Mrs. Maribel Santos at 609-805-8109 or go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/street-gangs-and-god-the-battle-in-the-streets-tickets-34960614138?aff=es2.

Summer Schedule

summer mass schedule 2017

Faith Day



Citi Field

presented by Times Square Church




Following the game, there will be a short service and faith sharing by a few of the Mets players!

Tickets are $81. per person. Due by 7/3/17

Cost includes game, transportation and light snacks on the bus.

Leaving St. Maximilian Kolbe parking lot 11:00 am

Questions: please call 390-2203 or email cotrreliged@yahoo.com


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