June 23, 2013 A View from the Rectory Window

We welcome Mrs. Agnes Bross and thank her for her willingness to serve as the Parish Religious Education Program Director.

Agnes is a graduate of Wildwood Catholic High School (she wouldn’t tell me what year). She went on to receive a Bachelor Degree in Education from William Paterson University. Agnes taught for 17 years in grades K – 7th for the Middle Township School District.

I am confident that many of you already know Agnes as a dedicated member of our parish community. Among the many roles she has undertaken on our behalf, she has served our young people and their families as a catechist since 1994 and as a volunteer to the Vacation Bible School since its inception. Agnes was elected as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council for the Church of the Resurrection and as a member of the Core Team that served both the churches of Saint Casimir and Resurrection. Agnes has been part of the Art & Environment that enhances the liturgical environments of Saint Casimir and Resurrection churches. She volunteers at the Food Pantry. Presently, Agnes is vice – president of the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary at Church of the Resurrection. Beyond this work for our parish, Agnes is also a member of the Deanery Council which seeks to coordinate the resources, ministries, and effectiveness of the Cape May County parishes. She and her family have been members of our parish since 1981. She resides in Marmora with her husband George and their four children, Ryan, Alex, Rebecca and George.

Kingdom Rock

We need YOUR help!
The following are the top ten reasons to help with Vacation Bible School

10. You’ll get to spend time with the KING of Kings, LORD of Lords, and PRINCE of peace.

9. A man’s home is his castle, in a MANOR of speaking. You’ll help a child build a strong foundation.

8. It’s JOUST so much fun!

7. Kids who come to Bible School ARMOR likely to have a relationship with God.

6. You SHERWOOD help a child’s faith grow.

5. You said sometime you’d get “around to it” . . . maybe you meant “a round TURRET.”

4. God’s THRONE a party . . . And you’re invited!

3. The KNIGHT life is exciting.

2. We already have a castle . . . we don’t need more STONEWALLING.

And the #1 reason . . .
1. We need YOU to make this KINGDOM ROCK!

This year our Parish is a Kingdom of excitement as we visit Kingdom Rock, a special Vacation Bible School (VBS) program created especially for children. Each day our children will sing catchy songs, play teamwork – building games, nibble on snacks, take on Daily Challenge to celebrate God’s love, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies and make crafts to take home. VBS will be held July 22 – 26 from 9am to 12:15pm and is for students entering K – 5th grades in September. Cost is $25 for 1 child or $35 for a family.

Adult and middle school students can volunteer to help make our Vacation Bible School a big success! Please call Agnes Bross at 390-2203 or the Parish Office 390-0664 to volunteer or to obtain a registration form. You may also download a registration form on our website, www.saintmaxkolbe.com – click on Religious Education.

Monsignor Peter M. Joyce