May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
TODAY’S LITURGY: PENTECOST SUNDAY
READINGS: RED HYMNAL VIGIL # 860
THE DAY# 861
Processional Hymn: CREDO # 240
Come Holy Ghost
Gradual (Psalm 104) Lord send out Your Spirit, and Renew the face of the Earth.
Offertory Hymn: CREDO # 2 Back Cover
Communion Hymn: RED BOOK # 472
Come Down O Love Divine
Recessional Hymn: CREDO # 256
Hail Thee Festival Day
The moral life of Christians is sustained by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are permanent dispositions which make us docile in following the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations.
Let your good spirit lead me on a level path. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God . . . If children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory.
God gives us the Gifts;
In Faith and Generosity of Spirit we give God the Fruits.
The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit
Wisdom Charity (Love)
Understanding Joy; Peace; Patience
Counsel Kindness; Goodness
Fortitude Generosity; Gentleness
Piety Modesty; Self Control
The Fear of the Lord. Chastity.
PARISH WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
This Wed. we will conclude our Study for this Year, we will begin again in Sept. You are Welcome to attend this final study after the 7:00 pm Mass; 7:45—8:30 in Church
I HATE TO BE A PEST BUT!!!!
We Need Folks to sign up for Monday Adoration in May and June. Any given spot should have more than one initial, the more that sign up the better. It commits you to the hour for the Mondays of that month. Please consider spending an Hour in quiet prayer before our Eucharistic Lord.
O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Sanctuary Light will burn this week in Honor of Dawning Granville gift of Alina & Eli
Blessed Mother Votive Light in honor of Kirman Children and Grandchildren.
Sacred Heart Votive Light in memory of Alice Corless gift of Eileen Corless.
Baptized in Water and the Holy Spirit
The parish community welcomes:
Tessa Alexandria Hassan, Hunter Thomas Vassallo, Eric Ray Yeager, and Eleanor Rose Ryan.
Baptized into the Catholic faith on Saturday, May 12th.
SAINT CATHERINE’S 2018
SUMMER C. C. D. PROGRAM
MONDAY, JULY 2ND THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 12th.
Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6 ONLY!
It is time to register for the C. C. D. Summer Program. We will be accepting registrations for the next two weeks. It is important that you register as soon as possible as we have to prepare and order books, crafts, etc. The fee is $90.00. Call the C. C. D. office 732-495-7779 if you have any questions.
We will be Holding Our Parish
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
Later in July, Watch the Bulletin for Dates
The Bible Camp does not satisfy the requirements for C. C. D., this is a separate program.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY MASS
The Annual Memorial Day Mass for the deceased buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery will be celebrated on Monday, May 28th at 10:00am in the North Chapel Hill section of the Cemetery in front of the Mausoleum. If it is raining at 9:30am the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am in St. James Church, Red Bank.
BIG APPLE ANDY A Musical Tour of NYC
***SOLD OUT *** SOLD OUT *** SOLD OUT***
Fri. June 8, 2018
Featuring the Talented Parishioners and Friends of Our Parish.
Tickets $25.00 available now call Ellen: 732-787-1953
Dinner 6:00pm, Show 7:45pm. Available after the 5:00pm and 10:30am Masses.
Dinner Theater is Back.
BIG APPLE ANDY A Musical Tour of NYC
*** SOLD OUT *** SOLD OUT *** SOLD OUT***
LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
In your charity please remember to pray for John McDonnell, James Meghill, Mary Ann Rezac, Jimmy Rezac, Ellie Julien, Carmela Eaves, Sara Jane Mauer, Alice Bender, Regan McGuire, Rev. Joshua Keeran, Ann Weist, Capt. Edward Grady, William Aranguren, John Drucker, Andrew Van Wagner, Maria Lonseth, Mary Ann Piatkowski, Colleen Kane, Michael Marciano, Leonard Carriero. Thomas D. Murphy, Ana Oliveira, Michael Brothers, Paul Friedman, Deborah Snyder, Theresa Marks, Sheila Buxton, Margaret Cascone, Ryan Hansen, Rachel O’Brien, Melissa Dorsa Granant, Taryn Hussey, Maureen Farrell, Rich Callahan, Robert Bonner, and for the faithful departed David Steinberg.
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 serving in our military
Please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends serving this nation at home and abroad.
Suzanne Striedl, Michael Dwan, Major Mark Paige, USMC, Patrick Gallagher,
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.
PRAYER FOR THE 7 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
O Lord Jesus Christ Who,| before ascending into heaven | did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work | in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples,| deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me | that He may perfect in my soul,| the work of Your grace and Your love. | Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom,| that I may despise the perishable things of this world | and aspire only after the things that are eternal, | the Spirit of Understanding,| to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth,| the Spirit on Counsel, | that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God | and gaining heaven,| the Spirit of Fortitude, | that I may bear my cross with You | and that I may overcome with courage | all the obstacles that oppose my salvation,| the Spirit of Knowledge, | that I may know God and know myself | and grow perfect in the science of the Saints,| the Spirit of Piety, | that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable,| and the Spirit of Holy Fear,| that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God | and may dread in any way to displease Him.| Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples,| and animate me in all things with Your Spirit.| Amen.
ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
On my knees I before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, |offer myself, | soul and body | to You, Eternal Spirit of God.| I adore the brightness of Your purity,| the unerring keenness of Your justice,| and the might of Your love.| You are the Strength and Light of my soul.| In You I live and move and have my being.| I desire never to grieve You | by unfaithfulness to grace, | and I pray with all my heart | to be kept from the smallest sin against You. | Mercifully guard my every thought | and grant that I may always watch for Your light,| and listen to Your voice,| and follow Your gracious inspirations.| I cling to You | and give myself to You | and ask You, by Your compassion | to watch over me in my weakness.| Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus | and looking at His Five Wounds,| and trusting in His Precious Blood | and adoring His opened Side | and wounded and Sacred Heart,| I implore You, Adorable Spirit,| Helper of my infirmity, | to keep me in Your grace | that I may never sin against You.| Give me grace O Holy Spirit, | Spirit of the Father and the Son, | to say to You always and everywhere,| "Speak Lord for Your servant is listening." Amen.
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