video reflection presented by: Barbara Herrera

video reflection


Lk 13, 22-30
Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?”
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough.
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from.
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”



Monday – Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major
Tuesday – Transfiguration of the Lord
Wednesday – St. Sixtus II & Companions; St. Cajetan
Thursday – St. Dominic
Friday – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Saturday – St. Lawrence

Everyone going on the Dorney Park trip on Monday, please be here at 8:30am.

There will be a walking pilgrimage to Great Meadows from August 8th to the 11th.

The Bicycle & Motorcycle pilgrimage to Doylestown will be on September 1st. You must be over 18 with a valid motorcycle license and insurance and a motorcycle or bicycle in good condition. The fee of $50 includes a t-shirt, lunch and additional insurance for that day. For more info and/or registration call the parish office.

If anyone took a sign to advertise our festival, please return it to the parish office or drop it off in the vestibule. We would like to reuse them next year. If the sign has been damaged, return the stand.

The second collection today will be for Youth and New Evangelization. Please be generous.



It has come to my attention that someone has again been using my name to unlawfully solicit funds. If someone contacts you in my name, please contact the Manville Police department or the parish office. I do not solicit funds either by text or email.
Fr. Stan

Below is a text message that is used to solicit unlawfully funds:

“I need a favor from you, please text me back as soon as possible Fr. Stanislaw Slaby”

Once you reply to it the following message is sent to you:

“Thanks for your response, hope you’re good? I need to get iTunes gift cards for some patients battling cancer in the hospital but i currently can’t do that, can you please get that for me from any store around you now? I will reimburse you. Please message me back to know if you can help me with that. May the peace of the lord continue to be with you.”


“Walk by faith.” -- II Corynthians 5:7

Dear Parishioners,

Summer time! Things can get a little slower, a little warmer, a little more tiring under the hot, summer, sun. But not in Manville! Our Parish Calendar is filed with events, e.g.,

  • July 4th - Patriotic Rosary
  • July 8-12 - Summer Camp
  • July 14 - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • July 16 – Patronal Parish Feast of Christ the Redeemer
  • July 23-27 – 51st Parish Summer Festival
  • August 5 - Altar servers and Children’s Choir Trip to Dorney Park
  • August 6 - Feast of Transfiguration of the Lord.
  • August 8-11 - Walking Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA.
  • August 15 - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • August 26 - Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa
  • September 1 - Pilgrimage on bicycles and motorbikes to Our Lady of Czestochowa Doylestown, PA

These are the most significant and recognizable events that are helping our Parish in forging ahead as one faithful community. So, please help us in making all of the above activities a wonderful experience of faith, friendship and love.

This summer I look forward to our Parish Feast of Christ the Redeemer. On July 21st His Eminence, Cardinal Joseph Tobin Archbishop of Newark will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Eucharistic celebration at 10:00AM (Sacred Heart Church). On this day we want to pray and give thanks for the blessings our God has bestowed on His Church in Manville over the last 100 years. By remembering our past as the former Sacred Heart and Christ the King parishes, we celebrate our present as Christ the Redeemer Parish, and we look forward to our future, asking for God’s protection, guidance and blessings as we continue to build his Church. Please take note that there will be no 11:30AM Mass on that day. After the Mass ALL are invited to the light reception under the big tent next to the Sacred Heart Church.

We need your help! Especially we need your help before, during and after our 51st Summer Festival. We especially appeal to our younger adults to give us some help in the stands, with selling tickets or working in the kitchen! We also need help behind the scenes: e.g., setting up tables and chairs, cleaning the grounds and kitchens, etc. I urge you, please take an active role in this year’s 51st Parish Festival and volunteer by calling the Parish Office or registering online on parish website at

Though our Sunday giving I’m grateful to those who “Took the step” and increased their Sunday contribution. These contributions REALLY make a difference. Besides the traditional way of giving at CTR Parish we also offer an online giving option. Please do not take a vacation from supporting your parish. With ConnectNow Giving you can contribute from wherever you are… you can even set up payments in advance if you like! Like yours, our monthly bills continue in the summer. Your on-line contributions help us to close a gap in our budget, even when attendance is low. Visit www.ctrmanville for the online giving link. Also, while you vacation you can stay engaged through our parish app and website. Enrich yourself with our weekly video reflections.

The CTR Parish is our mutual responsibility! As you are enjoying all that the summer season has to offer, please remember your Church. It never takes a season off and is always here for you. So please keep Christ the Redeemer Parish in mind during your summer travels.

I hope you encounter wonders as you wander; inspiration to go; and a deep sense of God’s love as you revel in God’s gift of creation.

May you travel and live in God’s Peace.




The centennial celebration of Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville is about envisioning what we want our parish to look like in 2019 and beyond, and to begin moving to that place. The events and activities that have already taken place, and those that are upcoming, aim to unify us as a parish, make us stronger as a faith community, and prepare us for the future. In a way, this process is about discerning who God wants us to be as a parish. ... Read more

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Most Rev. James Checchio - Bishop of Metuchen

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Dinner Reception

100th Anniversary of Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville

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Father Stanley Jarosz

June 22, 2019

Reverend Father Stanley Jarosz, a retired priest of the Diocese of Metuchen, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his home.


Ernest Bodor

July 31, 1928 - June 20, 2019

Ernest Bodor, 90, of Manville, NJ entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his daughter’s home.



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