Posts from August 2015

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Homily for the 22nd Week in Ordinary TIme

by Fr. Hernan Cely

THE LAW IS A GIFT! Sometimes on a Sunday morning as we listen to the three Bible readings, we wonder why the Church has chosen those particular selections to be heard on the same day. Today the connections are easy to see and understand. The reading from Deuteronomy insists that the Law of God is […]

Acts of Charity

by Joy Rastiello

Our parishioners exemplified quite clearly the spirit of the Parish Ignite Program’s charitable objectives by their enthusiastic response to a recent appeal for donations to financially help the family of young Max Kimpland. This young Mt. Olive gentlemen is struggling with many medical issues, the treatment for which is incurring extraordinary expenses. A check representing […]

New programs for Faith Formation

by Joy Rastiello

Mission Trip – We are in the process of partnering with St. Michael’s in Netcong to join their parish Mission Trip next summer. Fr. Hernan has been in talks with their associate pastor, Fr. Leonardo Lopez. The trip would be to Connecticut. Specific location to be named later. St. Michael’s plans to bring approximately 70 […]

Homily for the 20th week in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

Why we do what we do during Mass. Our gospel this morning describes the essence of the Eucharist. It also leads us to the most important moment of our week – our participation in Sunday Mass. Is that the way you think of Sunday Mass, as the most important activity of the week? When you […]

Scripture Lecture Series

by Joy Rastiello

As part of the Faith Sharing Pillar, Fr. Stan will offer a monthly lecture on Scriptures. The study of the Scriptures is key to an understanding of our faith. Scripture study is important not only to know the stories, but to see them in the context of the times in which they were written. In […]

Homily for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

by Fr. Hernan Cely

The Bread of Life This week I asked a grandmother about her little grandson, who is beginning to speak. His collection of words now includes: “no,” “mine,” and “more.” What overworked words these will be in his life! We have all perfected the use of these very human responses. Think how often we each say: […]