August 20, 2017
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 20, 2017
TODAY’S LITURGY: 20th. Sunday in Ordinary Time
READINGS: RED HYMNAL # 927
Processional Hymn: Credo # 449
When Morning Gilds the Sky
Gradual (Psalm 67) O God let all the nations praise You.
Offertory Hymn: Credo # 536
We Walk by Faith
Communion Hymn: Credo # 564
There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy
Recessional Hymn: Credo # 692
Go to the World
Our Lady of Knock
Devotions 7:00 pm
The Prayers and
Devotions are those used at the Shrine
SAVE THE DATE Saint Catherine’s Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 18th Tables now on sale; $30.00 per table.
To reserve your table or for information contact Cooky McCombs @732-787-3673
or e-mail email@example.com Reserve your tables early!!
RESERVATION FORM LINK
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
With summer winding down, why not consider treating yourselves to a Marriage Encounter Weekend? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend gives you the time and tools to revitalize romance, deepen communication, and nourish the spirituality in your marriage. The next weekend will be held October 13th—15th. Early registration is advisable as space is limited. Call 1- 732-904-9636 for more information and registration. You may visit us on our website www.aweekendforyourmarriage.org
BLESSING OF BACKPACKS/SCHOOL BAGS
Next Sunday, August 27th at the 10:30am Mass.
Fr. Dan will bless all backpacks. Start the new school year with this very important blessing.
MONDAY ADORATION APPEAL
We are in desperate need for people to sign up and be present for the hours between
3:00 pm and 4:00
and 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
What’s missing at Ch _ _ ch??
O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Flowers on the Main Altar today are in memory of Mary Trivett (bthdy) gift of Family.
Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week in memory of Thomas Idyk gift of Marita & Bobby.
Blessed Mother Votive Light will burn this week memory of Claudia Theresa Lisa (18th bthdy) gift of Mom, Dad & Brother
Sacred Heart Votive Light will burn this week in memory of .Claudia Theresa Lisa (18th bthdy) by Grandpa & Grandma Lisa.
Baptized in Water and the Spirit
The Parish Community welcomes Aaliyah Marie Wilson; Allana Nicole Basso
who were Baptized into the Catholic Faith on Saturday, August 12th.
ATLANTIC CITY BUS TRIP
Sunday, August 27th the Holy Name Society will sponsor a bus trip to Resorts Casino, Atlantic City. The bus will leave the parish hall at 10:30am. The cost is $25.00 per person with $25.00 back. For reservations or more information call Rich @732-787-1953
“Come Holy Spirit Fill the Hearts of your Faithful”
C. C. D. Needs your help!!!
We are in need of teachers for our Religious Education program for the following grades: First grade: Tuesday, 3:45 to 5:15pm; (will train) Seventh & Eighth grades: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00pm (will train) God Bless you. If you can volunteer your time please call 732-495-7779.
Evening registration for 2017/2018 C. C. D. for grades 1 through 8,
Thursday, August 24. 5:30 to 7:30pm in the school building.
Weekend Retreat August 25th – 27th, 2017
Healing the Wounds of Abortion/
Rachel’s Vineyard Post-Abortion Retreat
The psychological and spiritual wounds of abortion can be sharp, deep and crippling. You may feel a deep numbness and may not be able to name the pain or recognize any of the symptoms. It can also have a devastating impact on the father or grandparents of the aborted child and friend/s of the mother. You do not have to continue to hide in shame and fear. Rachel’s Vineyard’s Retreat is a chance to focus on this painful time in your life through a supportive non-judgmental process, in an atmosphere of confidentiality, understanding, and compassion. It is designed to help women and menthe mercy and compassion of God. If you have suffered through an abortion and have isolated yourself from healing and forgiveness, you might consider attending one our retreat weekends.
For more information, contact Judy Warenkiewicz @ 732-536-6871. All inquiries are strictly confidential.
LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
In your charity please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends who have asked for our prayers: Kathy Trammell, Joseph Yannibelli, Sr., Edith Reseter, Elaine Maxcy, MaryEllen Carbone, Reverend Josh Keernan, Pat Swanson, Veronica Marquez, Susan Hicks, Roger Palmer, Roseann Jaccarino, Gregory Uhgenach, Severina Bailey, Michael Brothers, Ed Cooney, Mary Ann Barbella, Paul Friedman, Joseph Puglisi, Pat & Sid Brokken, Deborah Snyder, Amy Borneo, Sylvia O’Brien, Olga Peterson, Christopher Polakos, Theresa Marks, Cassandra Dempsey, Pat Welsh, Stacy Welsh, Betty Fleming, Darlene McCabe, Carol Hayden, Sheila Buxton, Thomas D. Murphy, Joseph Vetter, Sr., Charles Vetter, John Bolger, Margaret Cascone, Ryan Hansen, Lori Tremari Joseph, Rachel O’Brien, Melissa Dorsa Granant, Taryn Hussey, Maureen Farrell, Rich Callahan, Robert Bonner, and for the faithful departed: Robert Corbliss, Barbara Parr.
God, our loving Father, look with kindness on our brothers and sisters who seek Your care. In Your mercy grant health to the sick; comfort to the sorrowful, peace to the troubled, joy to the weary and eternal rest to those whose work on earth is done, and all for Jesus’ sake. Amen
We are revising the Military prayer list effective September 1st. Your assistance is needed to accomplish this, please notify the parish office of any changes or deletions necessary.
PRAYER FOR THOSE IN THE MILITARY
Please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends serving this nation at home and abroad. Margaret D, David B. Joe C., Dakota H., Ryan N., Casey N., SSgt Jennifer C. Joe K., SSG Jason D. C., Robert M., Kyle D., Col. John N, Matt R, Sgt. James C, Matthew S, James Joseph C, Patrick G, Tyler O, James C, Adam S, Lucas I, Nicholas M, Michael David H, Matthew G, Patrick M., Brendan C, Nicholas R, John N, Suzanne S, Robert R, Jason M., Stephen M, Frank M, Ryan T, Michael H, Michael D, Liam N.
Prayer: O God who art the lover of peace and concord. Grant to these thy servants who serve this nation, grace and strength. Preserve them we pray and shield them from all danger of body and soul; and hasten the day when they shall return to their homes and loved ones, through Christ our Lord AMEN
PRAYER FOR OUR POLICEMEN
O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and law enforcement officers everywhere. Protect them from harm. In the performance of their duty to stop crime, robbery, riots and violence. We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night. We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous. Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women. Grant them your almighty protection. Unite them safely with their families after duty has ended. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police, pray for them.
Remember all these Intentions, as we offer our daily prayers.
The Message of Our Lady of Knock:
One rainy night on the 21st of August 1879, from around 7:15 to 9:30 in a
small village of no more than a dozen homes, Our Lady made a unique, silent
public appearance that has become known to the world as the apparition of Our
Lady of Knock.
The village of Knock lies in the northwest quadrant of Ireland, about 28 miles east of Croagh
I say Our Lady made a “public appearance” because, unlike other recent apparitions of Our Lady- La Salette, Lourdes, Fatima - where she appears and communicates to only one or a few seers (always youths and never members of the clergy), in this apparition she appeared to all present but remained silent. Everyone at or near the south gabled wall of the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist saw the apparition.
I live at Knock; I remember the evening and night of the 21st August last. Mary Byrne(photo) called at my house about eight o’clock on that evening, and asked me to come and see the great sight at the chapel. I ran up with her to the place, and I saw outside the chapel, at the gable of the sacristy facing the south, three figures representing St. Joseph, St. John and the Blessed Virgin Mary; also an altar, and the likeness of a lamb on it, with a cross at the back of the lamb. I saw a most beautiful crown on the brow or head of the Blessed Virgin. Our Lady was in the centre of the group, a small height above the other two; St. Joseph to her right, and bent towards the Virgin; St. John, as we were led to call the third figure, was to the left of the Virgin, and in his left hand he held a book; his right hand was raised with the first and second fingers closed, and the forefinger and middle finger extended as if he were teaching. The night came on, and it was very wet and dark. There was a beautiful light shining around the figures or likenesses that we saw. I went within a foot of them; none of us spoke to them; we believed they were St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, because some years ago, statues of St. Joseph and the Evangelist were in the chapel at Knock. All the figures were in white or in a robe of silver-like whiteness; St. John wore a small mitre. Though it was raining, the place in which the figures appeared was quite dry.
Everything within the sphere of the image remained completely dry including
the grass and the church wall.
The deliberate silence
The apparition was completely silent. The only sounds heard that night were those of the wind and the ever
MASS FOR OUR LADY OF KNOCK
MONDAY 7:00 pm with Devotions