Saint Catherine Bulletin

March 17, 2019



Second Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2019



 

TODAY’S LITURGY: Second Sunday in Lent

READINGS: RED HYMNAL # 796

 

Processional Hymn: CREDO # 351

This is our accepted time

 

Gradual (Psalm27)        The Lord is my Light and my Salvation

 

Offertory Hymn: CREDO # 528

Grant to Us O Lord

 

Communion Hymn: St. Patrick Hymn

Patrick, thee addressing, / We together pray:
Raise thy hand in blessing / Over us this day.
By God's inspiration, / Camest thou aflame,
Charged to teach our nation / His most Holy Name.

Patrick, our believing / All is owed to thee:
Grant that, grace receiving, / We may holy be.
We were wrapped in blindness, / Lost in endless night,
Till with loving kindness / Thou didst bring us light.

Patrick, wisdom bearing, / Fearless, God inspired:
In thy ardor sharing, / By thy virtue fired,
We in veneration / Kneel with one accord.
Teach thy chosen nation! / Show us Christ, our Lord.

 

Recessional Hymn: CREDO # 330

When I survey the wondrous Cross

 

 

 

 

 

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH

TUESDAY MARCH 19

Mass with Blessing of

St. Joseph Bread

8:00am and 7:0pm

Remember O most chaste spouse of Mary, ever Virgin,*

my loving protector, St. Joseph,*

that no one ever had recourse to thy protection *

or asked for thine * aid without obtaining relief.*

Confiding, therefore in thy goodness,* I come before thee *

and humbly implore thee,*

despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer,*

but graciously hear and answer them.* Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

LENT IS HERE

LENT IS A FAST OF 40 DAYS

Friday Stations of the Cross: After the 12:00noon Mass (12:45pm) and 7:00pm (7:30pm) after Mass.

Confessions in Lent: Saturday 3:00 to 4:00pm and Monday and Friday 6:00 to 6:50pm.

Novena Masses: Monday and Wednesday at 7:00pm

Wednesday: Bible Study 7:45pm.

Lenten Enrichment Thursday: 6:30pm

Adoration: All day Monday

Daily Mass and Rosary: 8:00am

 

LENTEN QUIET DAY: Sunday March 31

An afternoon of Lenten prayer and reflection. Beginning at 2:00 pm in the Parish Hall. A Lenten Dinner is included.

Ending with Vespers in Church at 7:00 pm

 

PENANCE:

Go out of yourself to do something that will help your Spiritual Life (any of the above). Giving up a vice or habit, following the Fast through Lent (except Sunday) one full meal and two small collations. Say NO to myself to say YES to God in my life.

CHARITY:

Not only giving WHAT I have, but just as important giving WHO I am. Prayerfully consider your financial commitment to the parish, to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Give to a special charity. Give time to a friend or family member you’ve been intending to visit. Have a family night.

REMEMBER Fridays in Lent are days of fast and Abstinence.

No meat and one full (meatless) meal and two small collations (little meals that together do not equal the full meal).

The 40 Days of Lent is to be a Penitential Season in which we deny ourselves in a very specific way in prayer, fasting/penance and charity.

 

 

 

SOUP AND SCRIPTURE:

A LENTEN RETREAT WITH SAINT LUKE

We will be doing a five session retreat with Saint Luke as our guide. We will include a presentation on Luke, sharing, praying for the sick and guided mediation. Thursday evenings in the school building. March 28th, April 4th and April 11th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For more information or to register call 732-495-7779.

 

 

 

O Worship the Lord in the

The Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week in honor of Mary Fatima Menges.

Blessed Mother Votive Light this week will burn in honor of Frances Caruso, gift of Granddaughter.

Sacred Heart Votive Light will burn this week in honor of Michael Tartaro, gift of sister Michele.

 

 

 

 

Baptized in Water and the Spirit

The Parish Community welcomes Hannah Rose Oliveira Baptized into the Catholic faith, March 16th,

Jolie Lynn Reid and David James Benedict Baptized on Sunday, March 17th.

 

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT MATTERS

Only 1/4 of Our Annual Appeal has been Pledged. We are assigned a goal of $42,000. To date just a little over $10,000 has been pledged.

PLEASE mail in your Pledge Card today.

 

SCAM ALERT

Very clever people are using information of the web to solicit cash cards, i-tunes, etc. in the name of Your Pastor. As if the emergency appeal for what they come up with is from me. I will never solicit via internet. DO NOT RESPOND. If you do get such a message.

 

 

YOUTH GROUP HAPPENINGS

Our Youth Group is selling Gertrude Hawk Easter Candy to help raise funds for camp. The dates are now through March 22nd. Call 732-419-8298 to order or by stopping by the Rectory. Please if purchasing Easter candy check out Gertrude Hawk.

Family Friendly Dance; Swing into Spring

Sunday, March 24 2:00 to 4:00pm . Light refreshments provided, music dancing entertainment, Kids area crafts, activities & movie. For more info text or call Theresa at

732-419-8298

 

 

TWENTY FOUR HOURS

FOR THE LORD

Twenty Four Hours for the Lord, in an initiative encouraged by our Bishop for various parishes in every Diocese to have continuous Confessions with Eucharistic Adoration Friday, March 29 7:00pm through Saturday, the 30th at 7:00pm at St. Mary’s Church. Priests from the entire area will be available for Confession for the entire time. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO MAKE YOUR Lenten confession, at your time and convenience. In a confused and hurting world, it is comforting to know that something's remain consistent, true and strong.

OUR CATHOLIC FAITH

 

 

 

St Catherine’s Holy Name Society

ALL THE FRIDAYS OF LENT

DINNER MENU:

Fish: $9.00

Shrimp, Crab Cake or Combo (choice of two items) $10.00

Seafood Platter (all three items) $12.00.

Clam Strips in a cup $3.00 Soup: $2.00.

All dinners include French Fries and Cole slaw.

Coffee and tea available with complementary Iced Tea.

EAT IN OR TAKE OUT, WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T MISS OUT! PLANE TO MAKE IT YOUR LENTEN TRADITION.

FOR TAKE OUT CALL AHEAD 732-787-2869

March 15th,March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, and Good Friday, April 19th. From 4:00 to 6:30pm.

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY BUS TRIP

SAVE THE DATE

Holy Name Society sponsoring a buss trip on Sunday, May 19th to Resorts Casino. For more information call Rich @732-787-1953.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER

In your charity please remember to pray for: Madeline & Wayne Wildrick, Karen Conte, Amy Lober, Connie Kenworthy, Johanna Giasullo, Capt. Edward Grady, Dennis Darling, Peg Healy, Ann Bolger, Keith Thomas, Vanessa Shaw, Mary Beth Held, Jim Murphy, Mike Maricano, Ed Cooney, Josephine Dennis, Patrick Lipka, Patrick Smith, Monica Gilk, Paul Matyas, Maria Lonseth, Marge Brand, Anthony DelaTacoma, Sr., Ruth Alaia, Jim Donnelly, Kathleen Toomey, Julia Fehlhaber, Rev. Josh Keeran, Susan Rick, Ryan Hansen, Bill Arangruen, Kerri Black, Ellie Julien, Sara Jane Mauer, Thomas D. Murphy, Ana Oliveira, Michael Brothers, Deborah Snyder, Theresa Marks, Sheila Buxton, Margaret Cascone, Rachel O’Brien, Taryn Hussey, Maureen Farrell, Rich Callahan, and for the faithful departed:

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’ Amen

 

 

 

Prayer for those serving in our military

Please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends serving this nation at home and abroad.

CDR Michael Dwan, U. S. N. ,Major Mark Paige, U. S. M. C. , Patrick Gallagher, S/Sgt. Matthew Santilli, Master S/Sgt Albert DiMaggio, Lieutenant Colonel Bayard Smith, Dallas Jamison & Sgt. Timothy Hayes.

 

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 thy 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 Breastplate of St. Patrick

I arise today

Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.


I arise today


Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels, In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs, In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles, In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins, In the deeds of righteous men.


I arise today, through


The strength of heaven, The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon, The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning, The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea, The stability of the earth, The firmness of rock.


I arise today, through


God's strength to pilot me, God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me, God's shield to protect me,
God's host to save me From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices, From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.


I summon today


All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics, Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul;
Christ to shield me today Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.


Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right,
Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,

Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.


I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,

Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 



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