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...

Why We Find Livestream Masses So Unsatisfying

Comment from DBSP: This article makes a very good point – we Catholic Christians are people of the Incarnation – Christ come in the Flesh and who wants to remain with us tangibly, in our flesh.  We are Sacrament people: those gifts from Jesus Himself that make visible all those realities that are invisible.  We live fully human lives and our holy Faith brings to us the Divine through very human means: food, touch, words, and signs.  The greatest of these is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which puts us there at the Last Supper, at Calvary, and at the Empty Tomb – REALLY, not figuratively.  While its value, in and of itself, is inestimable, there is something incomplete about it when Christ cannot be tangibly present to His Faithful in His Most Sacred Body and His Most Precious Blood.  What a blessed day it will be when we can finally receive again Christ and His Holy Spirit in tangible form through the ministry of our Priests in this and all our Sacraments. I’m sure that most children of the 90’s grew up with the book/movie Matilda. In this Roald Dahl classic, there is a boy, Bruce Bogtrotter,...