video reflection presented by: Gary Borysewicz

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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

Lk 13, 1-9
Some people told Jesus about the Galileans
whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices.
Jesus said to them in reply,
“Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way
they were greater sinners than all other Galileans?
By no means!
But I tell you, if you do not repent,
you will all perish as they did!
Or those eighteen people who were killed
when the tower at Siloam fell on them—
do you think they were more guilty
than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem?
By no means!
But I tell you, if you do not repent,
you will all perish as they did!”
And he told them this parable:
“There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard,
and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none,
he said to the gardener,
‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree
but have found none.
So cut it down.
Why should it exhaust the soil?’
He said to him in reply,
‘Sir, leave it for this year also,
and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;
it may bear fruit in the future.
If not you can cut it down.’”
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

3rd SUNDAY OF LENT - MARCH 24, 2019

Monday – The Annunciation

First Reconciliation for our children will take place next Saturday at 9AM in Christ the King Church.

This weekend is the in-pew weekend for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. You will find an envelope in your pew. If not, you can get one from an usher. Please prayerfully consider generously participating in this year’s appeal.

Next weekend the Knights of Columbus will be collecting for their Spring Scholarship Drive at both churches. With your support the Knights goal for this year is to give out 4 ~ $ 500.00 scholarships to local college bound students.

Don’t forget to download the parish App so that you can keep up with our parish activities. There are App business cards to help you through the process as you leave Mass.

Thank you for your contributions. Last week, our collections totaled $11,952.00. The second collection today will be for flowers to decorate our church for Easter. Please be generous.

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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

“Glory to you, O God of our journeys! Your love calls us to be Your people. By sharing our many and diverse gifts we share in Your mission.” (Mission Prayer)

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

As I look to the year ahead, I’m excited about our 100th Anniversary of Roman Catholic Life in Manville, through which we will acknowledge the achievements of the former Sacred Heart and Christ the King parishes that laid the foundation for Christ the Redeemer Parish.

We began our year-long celebration with an Inaugural Mass at 10:00 AM in the Sacred Heart worship site, celebrated by the Vicar General of the Diocese of Metuchen, Rev. Timothy Christy, on January 1st. In his homily, Fr. Christy said that “What we experience in todays’ world is not a sunset of the Church but it’s sunrise”. These words set the tone for all our jubilee celebrations. Among the very first was a Christmas concert, prepared by Maryanne Zarbetsky, on January 6th which was well received by our parishioners and friends, who could not only listen to the music but sing along with their favorite Christmas carols. Also, during home blessings/koleda the centennial events were enthusiastically discussed and prayed over (we especially prayed for the success of the Parish Missions). On Sunday, January 20th we met to pray and support Radio Maria, run by the Polish Redemptorists, which broadcasts the Good News across Europe, Canada, the USA and Russia. Then on Sunday February 10th, World Marriage Day was celebrated by parishioners who participated in the “Holy Hands of Matrimony Rite”. World Day of the Sick, traditionally held on February 11 along with the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, was celebrated with a significant number of people gathered to receive the anointing of the sick at the 11AM Mass from Fr. Sean Broderick (former pastor of Mary Mother of God parish, Hillsborough) who was main celebrant and preacher.

Please take a moment to review the Parish Mission Schedule that is linked to this page. The Mission will begin on Saturday March 2nd until Friday March 8, 2019. The Redemptorist missionaries: Rev. Richard Bennet CSsR and Rev. Witold Radowski CSsR will guide us in our journey. I ask you to look into your heart and see the needs of our faith community. I pray this endeavor will enhance your spiritual and family life. I am deeply grateful for all you have done in the past and hope that you will assist us as we strengthen our parish for future generations.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr.Stan

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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH LIFE IN MANVILLE

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



Parish Holy Missions

Most Rev. James Checchio - Bishop of Metuchen

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Schedule

Parish Holy Missions

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Dinner Reception

100th Anniversary of Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville

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LATEST NEWS

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Rev. Richard Bennett, C.Ss.R.

Father Bennett, a Redemptorist, will preach in English during our week-long Parish Mission March 3-8.

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O. Witold Radowski

Zapraszamy do udziału w Misji Parafialnej gloszonej przez O. Witolda Radowskiego.

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Parish Missions Crucifix

A high-quality Crucifix is available as a remembrance of this centennial anniversary.

Outdoor Stations of the Cross

Online Giving

We are excited to inform you that we now offer ConnectNow Giving!

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Roar...Summer Camp!

Roar...Summer Camp! Mark your calendars and save the dates: July 8-13. The theme for this year’s Summer Camp is........Roar! Life is Wild. God is good. 🦁 We are going to have so much fun!!!

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OBITUARY

Michael Brandt

February 05, 2019

Michael Brandt, 36, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at RWJ of Somerset.

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Zofia Loin

February 02, 2019

Zofia Loin, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Bridgeway Care Center in Hillsborough, NJ.

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ANNIVERSARY MASS

March 10

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OPŁATEK RADIA MARYJA

January 20

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

January 6

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100 ANNIVERSARY INAUGURAL MASS

January 1

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1267 MASSES SAID YEARLY

2460 PARISHIONERS

1288 FAMILIES

187 CCD STUDENTS

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last updated: 01.27.2019