Confiteor: Short Meditations on the Penitential Rite

Immediately after the greeting offered by the priest, the Congregation is invited to an Examination of Conscience. All must humbly admit, acknowledge, and confess that we spiritually fall short. In blunt, we are all sinners. However, that is precisely the reason for Jesus’ coming to earth.   Jesus came to save us from sin and its […] Source: Confiteor: Short Meditations on the Penitential...

November Happenings at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, NY!

Greetings from the Marian Shrine! Come Join Us in November  November 15th (Monday) 7:00 pm Treasures of the Church A Presentation and Exhibit of 150 Relics of Saints with Fr. Carlos Martin’s, CC November 22nd (Monday) 7:00 pm A Biblical Walk through the Mass An ADVENT Series of 5 Sessions with Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, Shrine Coordinator. $10.00 per session offering accepted with Gratitude. November 25th (Thursday) 10:00 am Thanksgiving Day Mass NOV 22 A Biblical Walk through the Mass An Advent Series for 5 consecutive Mondays at 7:00 pm  with Fr. Steve Shafran, SDB, Shrine Coordinator $10.00 suggested donation for each session. Sign up now! MORE INFORMATION & DIRECTIONS: https://www.marianshrine.org/...

Rebuilding St. Joseph Chapel – Salesian Sisters of Saint John Bosco

REBUILDING ST. JOSEPH CHAPEL A devastating fire struck our chapel on May 18, 2018. Amid shock and sorrow, we received an outpouring of love, support and donations, which encouraged us to pick up again, and in faith, rebuild our beloved St. Joseph Chapel. The insurance money we received would replace exactly what we had but not cover the increased expenses caused by Covid-19 and the important updates included in our new plans (public restrooms, two confessionals and a larger narthex). Additionally, nothing would be left to cover essential furnishings and liturgical items. If you would consider giving a lasting memorial or tribute to those you hold dear, please look through the brochure. We are profoundly grateful! Chapel Fundraising BrochureDownload Response Card for Chapel FundraisingDownload Sr. Mary Rinaldi, FMA Director of Development 659 Belmont Avenue North Haledon, NJ 07508-2397 Tel: (973) 904-0102 Toll-free: (877) 687-6867 Fax: (973) 904-0041 E-mail: sr.mary@salesiansisters.org Source: Rebuilding St. Joseph Chapel – Salesian Sisters of Saint John...

BISHOP SWEENEY’S WELCOME BACK TO HOLY MASS IN PERSON

I, along with the other Bishops in New Jersey, officially welcome you back to Mass! The weekend of June 5 and 6 we celebrate The Feast of Corpus Christi. What an appropriate time to restore our obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. This is a time to reflect on the true presence of Jesus in the Body and Blood of the Eucharist and respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Here is My Body, take and Eat…Do this in Memory of Me.”My sisters and brothers, let us pray fervently for one another, that we may be the faithful disciples Jesus is calling us to be, realizing that we are each members of the “One Body of Christ”. We are most fully His Body, when we gather, physically present to one another, around the table of the Lord, listening to His Word, united in prayer and receiving His Body and Blood in Holy Communion.For more information on this please visit https://rcdop.org/welcome-back.Thank You and God Bless You.Bishop Kevin Sweeney Click here for the Post-COVID-19 Liturgical Guidelines Document Click here for the Welcome Back to Mass...

Finding Consolation in the Words of the Mass

Sunday after Sunday, day after day, the Church gathers for the celebration of the Holy Mass. The Mass is always the same. It’s a ritual. Sometimes those words might fall on deaf ears because of our familiarity with them. Even as a priest, this has happened to me, getting caught up in the memorization of the words as I […] Source: Finding Consolation in the Words of the...