video reflection presented by: Kathleen Suydam

video reflection

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Jn 14, 23-29
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.
“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.”
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PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 12 & 19, 2019 – IV & V SUNDAY OF EASTER

Monday, May 13 – Our Lady of Fatima
Tuesday, May 14 – St. Matthias, Apostle
Wednesday, May 15 – St. Isidore
Saturday, May 18 – St. John I
Monday, May 20 – St. Bernardine of Siena
Tuesday, May 21 – St. Christopher Magallanes & companions
Wednesday, May 22 – St. Rita of Cascia
Saturday, May 25 – St. Bede Venerable, St. Gregory VII, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

May Devotions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays after 11AM Mass.

We need help pierogi-making for the Summer Festival on Tuesday at 9AM for the filling and 6PM for pinching. Please come and help.

The Knights of Columbus will be collecting for the ARC on Sunday, May 19 as you leave Mass. Please be generous.

The 3rd Graders will celebrate the 1st anniversary of their 1st Communion next Sunday at the 10AM Mass.

Tickets will be on sale for the Parish Picnic beginning next weekend. $15 for adults; $10 for children 6-12; and children 5 and younger are admitted for free.

We are in need of people to help with funerals. This would entail setting up, lectoring and serving at the Funeral Mass. If interested please call the parish office for details.

Roar...Summer Camp! Mark your calendars and save the dates: July 8-13. Click here for REGISTRATION FORM

As the warm weather approaches, please dress appropriately, be on time and stay until the priest processes out at the end of Mass.

Congratulations to Our First Communicants and their families on receiving the Eucharist for the first time on Saturday May 4,, 2019! We pray that they will continue to grow in faith and love as disciples of Jesus. May this joyous day for the children of our parish will refresh us in our belief and dedication to the Eucharist. God bless all of you!

Happy Mother’s Day!
To all our mothers out there…THANK YOU for the gift of life and love! There are things that only Mom can do, a warmth that only Mom can give, and a devotion for her children that only Mom can have. Forgive us for all the things we take for granted. We love you, Mom!

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FRAUD WARNING!

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.”

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad”

Dear Parishioners,

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.” This well-known psalm refrain is very suitable for Easter because the joy of Easter fills the hearts of the disciples of Jesus Christ. Why do we rejoice on Easter? The answer is because Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord who conquered sin and death. Our Easter faith that we celebrate every Sunday tells us that this earthly life is a prelude, a preparation for the gift of eternal life to come.

Easter is an opportunity to give thanks to God for all of God’s blessings. It is an invitation to consider the truth and the mystery, how the risen Christ is present to us and how we are present to Him. It is all too easy to take for granted the blessings we enjoy in our lives, our community, our church, our families, unless we pause and reflect on the truth we celebrate today.

The centennial celebration of the Roman Catholic Parish Life in Manville fills us with pride for the past years and concerns about our future. Therefore, we should always remember that “In Christ the Redeemer we are ONE”. Let us continue to grow in love for the Lord every day and pray for one another as we journey together to an ever-deeper faith and reawaken faith in those whose faith is in slumber.

In the Risen Lord Jesus,

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



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OBITUARY

Joseph F. Samec

December 18, 1940 - March 18, 2019

Joseph F. Samec, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at New Eastwood Rehabilitation in Easton, Pa.

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Michael Brandt

February 05, 2019

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

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