Bulletin & Events
Marriage and Family Life10-11-2020The 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).READ MORE
Announcements and Events
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.
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.
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.
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 Please check dates on donations, we can not use any out of date products.
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.