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