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Marriage and Family Life

10-11-2020The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

70. The family founded upon marriage is the basic cell of human society. The role, responsibilities, and needs of families should be central national priorities. Marriage must be defined, recognized, and protected as a lifelong exclusive commitment between a man and a woman, and as the source of the next generation and the protective haven for children.8 The institution of marriage is undermined by the ideology of "gender" that dismisses sexual difference and the complementarity of the sexes and falsely presents "gender" as nothing more than a social construct or psychological reality, which a person may choose at variance with his or her biological reality (see Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, no. 224). As Pope Francis has taught, "the removal of [sexual] difference creates a problem, not a solution" (General Audience, April 22, 2015). "Thus the Church reaffirms . . . her no to 'gender' philosophies, because the reciprocity between male and female is an expression of the beauty of nature willed by the Creator" (Pope Benedict XVI, Address to the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Jan. 19, 2013). This affirmation in no way compromises the Church's opposition to unjust discrimination against those who experience "deep-seated homosexual tendencies," who "must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2358).

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Announcements and Events

How can we pray for you?

Prayer is needed now more than ever. Let us know how we can pray for today. Your intentions will be lifted up in prayer by our religious as we face these uncertain times.

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Communion Update

Beginning the weekend of Oct 31/Nov 1 The distribution of Communion will be during the normal order of Mass (pre COVID). Please make sure that you follow the guidelines of social distancing when leaving the Church and please do not congregate in the Narthex.

Help us keep our each other safe.

Adoration

We are in Need of Committed Adorers Mon, Thu & Fri at 9:00am & Tue at 12:00am & Thu at 8:00pm.

For more information or to sign-up for an hour, Lucille Hess at 908-788-5988.

Did you know that we are offering Narthex Candle Memorialization?

We will put your loved ones name on a candle that will burn in the Narthex of the Church. This will be available in 3 & 6 months or 1 year period.

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Hope House Food Pantry

Thank you to all who so generously donate to our food pantry. This week the pantry is in need of the following items: Canned Stews & Meats, Canned Fruit & Applesauce, Mayo, Oil, Coffee, and Shampoo.

Please place items in the boxes located in the Narthex of the church. Please check dates on donations, we can not use any out of date products.

Red Altar Cloth

We would like to purchase a new Altar cloth for the Church. The red cloth is used for certain Holy Days such as Good Friday or when the Sacrament of Confirmation is being celebrated.

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40 Days for Life

Add Wed, Sep 23 - Sun, Nov 1

Offer time to peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 66 East Washington Ave. Washington, NJ. Please pledge to lift the local 40 Days for Life campaign up in prayer, as well as asking for God’s protection on all human life from conception until natural death.

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Saint Magdalen de Pazzi Trunk or Treat

Add Sun, Oct 25 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a safe and family-friendly alternative to traditional “Trick or Treating” Sun, Oct 25 3:00-5:00pm (Weather Permitting).

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Young Adult Events

Add Sun, Oct 25

Join us for our October Young Adult Events.

Any young adults between the ages of 18-39 are welcome.

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Novena to the Mother of God for the Nation

Add Mon, Oct 26 - Tue, Nov 3 @ 8:00 AM

We will pray to the Blessed Mother for her intercession for our nation leading up to the Nov 3 election.

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