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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Mk 13:24-32
Jesus said to them,
“In those days after that tribulation
the sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not give its light,
and the stars will be falling from the sky,
and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in the clouds’ with great power and glory,
and then he will send out the angels and gather [his] elect from the four winds,
from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.
Learn a lesson from the fig tree.
When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves,
you know that summer is near.
In the same way, when you see these things happening,
know that he is near, at the gates.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - NOVEMBER 18, 2018

Wednesday – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday – St. Cecelia
Friday – St. Clement I; St. Columban; Bl. Miguel Agutin Pro
Saturday – St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day – please note the Mass schedule in the bulletin. The parish office will be closed on Thursday & Friday. In case of an emergency call the main office number.

We will have our Ministry Dinner on December 10th at Christ the King School. Everyone is invited but must call or email the parish office to r.s.v.p.

INTRODUCING Fr MIKE HOUSTON: ADVENT RETREAT PREACHER December 1-5 Part 2 of 3: Last week we learned that Fr. Mike Houston was a blue-collar worker where he came to value hard work and people like him. His pastor, Redemptorist Father Bill Gaffney, “was a gentle soul like a ‘Mr. Rogers’ and could talk you into jumping off a bridge,” said Houston. Father Gaffney told Houston to go to the seminary, and surprisingly he did. “Giving up the girlfriend was tough,” he said, “but I went.” His undergraduate studies were done at Washington Theological Union, and his seminary training was mostly at St. John’s University in Queens, when the famed Louie Carnesecca was coaching basketball. So, watching basketball became an unofficial part of his priestly training. Stayed tuned; Part 3 is coming next week.

Thank you for your contributions. Last week, our collections totaled $11,568.00.

This weekend we are taking up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. However, some persistent questions remain regarding if some of the recipients of the CCHD funding are placing the Church in a morally inconsistent position. Bishop Checchio has determined that all revenues generated by this collection will remain within the Diocese of Metuchen, which will award funding from this collection to those agencies, both local and national, that support human development in a manner consistent with Catholic faith and morals. Thank you for your generosity to this collection and for your continued support of the parish..

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FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

Dear Friends,

Our deceased brothers and sisters need our prayers and as part of the communion of Saints, we should offer Masses and prayers for them.

As the days grow shorter and the colors of autumn take hold, our thoughts turn to the Commemoration of All Souls. It is these souls whose memory we wish to remember during the month of November according to age old Catholic custom. Think about the dear ones who passed away, especially those whom you miss: parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, children, friends… and many others who have fallen asleep in Christ. Maybe they are waiting for your prayers. Prayer for the dead is our duty and one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform, to help them during their time in Purgatory, so that they can enter more quickly into the fullness of heaven.

In recent years, perhaps no Catholic doctrine has been more misunderstood by Catholics themselves than the doctrine of Purgatory. Consequently, we tend to downplay it, even seem a little embarrassed by it, and feel discomfort with the doctrine.

Purgatory is not, as many people think, one last trial. Purgatory is where those who have died in grace, but who have not fully atoned for the temporal punishments resulting from their sins, go to finish their atonement before entering Heaven. In their time in Purgatory, the souls can pray for us, and we should pray for the faithful departed that they may be freed from the punishment for their sins and enter into Heaven.

Please return to the office the envelopes with the names of your deceased family and friends clearly printed. An envelope has been included in your monthly packet mailed to you. If you would like their names to be read on a certain date, please indicate the date on the envelope. In our Parish, the November prayers for the dead schedule is as follows:

IN ENGLISH:

Monday thru Friday - CtK
- 6:30 AM – Divine Mercy chaplet and prayers for the decease
- 7:00 AM – Mass

Saturday - SH
- 4:30 PM – Divine Mercy chaplet and prayers for the deceased
- 5:00 PM – Memorial Mass for the intention of our deceased family members and friends

IN POLISH:

Wednesday & Friday
- 6 :30 PM – „Wypominki”
- 7:00 PM – Memorial Mass

Our deceased brothers and sisters need our prayers and as part of the communion of Saints, we should offer Masses and prayers for them. Please, don’t forget that the most precious gift to our faith community is you and your attendance at Holy Mass. May God, who calls each of us to holiness, reward you abundantly!

Sincerely yours,

Fr.Stan

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