May 21, 2017
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21, 2017
TODAY’S LITURGY: Sixth Sunday of Easter
READINGS: RED HYMNAL # 853
Processional Hymn: Credo # 305
Daily, Daily Sing to Mary
Gradual (Psalm 66) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy
Offertory Hymn: Credo # 507
The Lord’s my Shepherd
Communion Hymn: Credo # 2 back cover
Recessional Hymn:Credo # 222
Let the holy anthem rise
Prayers for the Suffering Church, inside front cover of Credo Book
*Please never remove the Hymn Books from the Church and kindly put them neatly back after Mass
The Ascension of the Lord
This Thursday we conclude the 40 days of Easter with the Feast of the Ascension of Christ into Heaven. A Holy Day of Obligation.
The Vigil Mass: Wed. 7:00 pm (Sung Mass)
8:00 a.m. (Spoken Mass) 12:00 Noon (Spoken Mass)
9:00 a.m. (Spoken Latin Mass) 7:00 p.m. (Sung Mass)
O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
The Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week in memory of Bridie Winski (bthdy) gift of Maureen Winski.
The Blessed Mother Votive light will burn this week in memory of John ‘Bill’ Serenson gift of daughter Margaret
The Sacred Heart Votive Light will burn this week in Daniel Lenzo gift of daughter Carmela
Banns of Christian
First Bann Katie North & Scott Hickey
III Bann Edward Cassidy & Erin Stripto
If anyone knows of just cause why they may not be lawfully joined in Holy Matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their peace.
Baptized in Water and the Spirit
The Parish Community welcomes Jordan Raymond Muniz, Thomas Logan Gosha, Christopher Michael Anthes, Jr., Christian Thomas Guerin, who were Baptized into the Catholic Faith on Saturday, April 13th.
Memorial Day Mass May 29th.
Next Monday we honor all who served this nation and
paid Freedoms highest price.
We will have a special Sung Mass on Memorial Day;
Monday May 29, 9:00 a.m.
Please note we will not have Adoration that day,
no Noon or Evening Mass
back To Town
The Holy Name Society will once again sponsor the circus. Tuesday and Wednesday, May 23rd & 24th, Two Shows: 5:00 and 7:00pm.
Tickets $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the gate. One price for all ages. Call Rich; 732-787-1953 for information or reservations.
Let us pray for one another
In your charity please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends who have asked for our prayers: Amy Borneo, Lynn Torres, Sylvia O’Brien, Olga Peterson, Richard Furlong, Bridget Dullard, Edie Conk, Christopher Polakos, Theresa Marks, Cassandra Dempsey, Pat Welsh, Stacy Welsh, Betty Fleming, Darlene McCabe, Carol Hayden, Sheila Buxton, James Granville, 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: Suzanne C. Lacey, Manuel Blanco & Leo Carton.
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
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 ROGATION DAYS
Rogation Days are days of prayer, and formerly also of fasting, instituted by the Church to atone for man's transgressions, to ask protection in calamities, and to obtain a good and bountiful harvest. The ceremonial may be found in the Council of Cloves
The Rogation Days are the 25th of April, called Major, and the three days before the feast of the Ascension, called Minor. The Major Rogation, which has no connection with the feast of St. Mark (fixed for this date much later) seems to be of very early date and to have been introduced to counteract the ancient Robigalia, on which the heathens held processions and supplications to their gods. St. Gregory the Great (d. 604) regulated the already existing custom. The Minor Rogations were introduced by St. Mamertus, Bishop of Vienne, and were afterwards ordered by the Fifth Council of Orleans, which was held in 511, and then approved by Leo III (795-816).
The liturgical celebration consists in the procession and the Rogation Mass. For April 25 the Roman Missal gives the rubric: "If the feast of St. Mark is transferred, the procession is not transferred. In the rare case of April 25 being Easter Sunday the procession is held not on Sunday but on the Tuesday following".
The order to be observed in the procession of the Major and Minor Rogation is given in the Roman Ritual. After the antiphon "Exurge Domine", the Litany of the Saints is chanted and each verse and response is said twice. After the verse "Sancta Maria" the procession begins to move. These days fell out of practice after the Second Vatican Council, but seem to be making a comeback. In these Rogation Days we offer the shorter Litany of the Saints at Mass and pray God’s favor for a fruitful planting season and good growing weather. It’s important for us to remember that we are people of the earth and that the earth is our home and we must care for it, as it cares for us, and all under the grace of God. The faithful walk in procession through the fields invoking the Saints.
Another interesting feature of the Rogation Procession which was to walk the length and breath of the Parish, was the ‘beating of the bounds’ . The folks used waking sticks and at the Priests’ direction he would beat a rock or post, all the others would follow to make known to everybody this was where the parish bounds began and ended.
Occasionally neighboring Parishes would meet at a common marker and exchange greetings and food, and even a mock skirmish over town rivalries, all in good humor.
One could imaging the scene at Palmer Avenue and Middle Road where St. Ann’s, St. Mary’s, St. Catherine Holmdel and our Parish share a common Bound.