February 8, 2015

National Marriage Week

On February 14, 2014, Pope Francis addressed engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square. On this World Day of Prayer for Marriage it is good to reflect upon the gift of marriage and pray for all those who are engaged to be married, who are married, and for young people who the Lord is calling to the vocation of marriage. Pope Francis in answering a question about marriage, referred to marriage as a journey:

“This daily journey has rules that can be summed up in these three words you’ve spoken, words which I have repeated many times to families: “Please” or “May I?; “Thank you “; and “Excuse me”.

‘Please – May I?’ It’s the courteous request to be able to enter into the life of someone else’s life with respect and care. We must learn to ask: May I do this? Would you like that we do this? We take this initiative, and that we bring up our children like this. …In short, to ask for agreement is to enter the lives of others with courtesy. But keep this in mind: it is not easy. Sometimes instead, the manners can be a bit heavy. True love is not imposed by toughness and aggression. In the Little Flowers of St. Francis is this expression: “Know that courtesy is one of the properties of God … and courtesy is the sister of charity, which extinguishes hate and protects love” (Ch. 37). Yes, courtesy protects love. And today in our families, in our world, which is often violent and arrogant, we need much more courtesy. And this can begin at home.

‘Thank you.’ It seems easy to say the word, but we know that is not always so … But it’s important! We teach it to the children, but then we forget it ourselves! Gratitude is an important quality! Do we know how to say thanks? In your relationship, and then tomorrow in married life, it is important to keep alive the awareness that the other person is a gift of God, and for the gifts of God to say thank you! And in this inner attitude say thanks to each other for everything. It is not a kind word to use just with strangers, to show you are educated. It is necessary to know how to say thank you, in order to get along well together in married life.

‘I’m sorry.’ In life we make so many errors, many mistakes. We all do it. There is no day when we do not make some mistake. The Bible says that the very best person sins seven times a day. And so we do make mistakes … This then is why we need to use this simple word “sorry”. Generally, each of us is ready to accuse others and justify one’s self. This began with our father Adam, when God asks him: “Adam, have you eaten of that fruit?” “Me? No! She is the one who gave it to me! ” Accusing the other person so as not to say “sorry”, “pardon.” It’s an old story! It’s an instinct that is at the origin of many disasters. We learn to recognize our mistakes and apologize. “Sorry if I raised my voice today,” “I’m sorry if I went without saying goodbye,” “I’m sorry if I’m late,” “If I have been so unresponsive this week”, “If I talked too much without ever listening”, “Excuse me, I forgot.” So many times to say “sorry” each day. This is how a Christian family grows.

We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect family, nor even the perfect husband or the perfect wife. Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret: never end a day without asking for forgiveness, without peace coming back to our house, to our family. It is normal that there be a quarrel between husband and wife, but there’s always something to do about it. Maybe you’re angry, maybe a plate flew, but please remember this: never finish the day without making peace! Never, never, never! This is a secret, a secret to protect love and to make peace. If you end the day without making peace, what you have inside, the next day is cold and hard and it is harder to make peace. If we learn to ask for pardon and forgive each other, the marriage will last, and will move ahead. When elderly couples come to the audiences or to Mass here in Santa Marta, who celebrate their 50th anniversary, I ask the question: “Who has put up with whom?” This is marvelous! They all look at one another, then look at me, and tell me: “Both of us.” And this is beautiful! This is a beautiful testimony!”

SPRING ROYALE

Saint Philip the Apostle Parish and Preparatory School
Presents

Sunday, March 22nd 2015
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Valley Regency
Tickets: $50 per person

Tickets are sold after mass this weekend and through the School OR Parish Office:

  • Includes $25 Gift of Chips for Gaming Tables
  • Butler served hors d’oeuvres, Carving Station
  • Complimentary: Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee, Tea
  • Gourmet Desserts, Cash Bar, Piano Music
  • Gaming Tables: Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Wheel of Chance
  • Gift Baskets for Casino Winnings, Silent Auction, Super 50/50

AD JOURNAL

HONORING

Monsignor Kevin Flanagan, our distinguished honoree, generously shares God’s gifts through faithful ministry. You are invited to express your gratitude and thankfulness for all that Father Kevin has done and continues to do for our Church and School community. Share a special message, prayer or goodhearted wish for Fr. Kevin in our Spring Royale Ad Journal.

National Marriage Week

On February 14, 2014, Pope Francis addressed engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square. On this World Day of Prayer for Marriage it is good to reflect upon the gift of marriage and pray for all those who are engaged to be married, who are married, and for young people who the Lord is calling to the vocation of marriage. Pope Francis in answering a question about marriage, referred to marriage as a journey:

“This daily journey has rules that can be summed up in these three words you’ve spoken, words which I have repeated many times to families: “Please” or “May I?; “Thank you “; and “Excuse me”.

‘Please – May I?’ It’s the courteous request to be able to enter into the life of someone else’s life with respect and care. We must learn to ask: May I do this? Would you like that we do this? We take this initiative, and that we bring up our children like this. …In short, to ask for agreement is to enter the lives of others with courtesy. But keep this in mind: it is not easy. Sometimes instead, the manners can be a bit heavy. True love is not imposed by toughness and aggression. In the Little Flowers of St. Francis is this expression: “Know that courtesy is one of the properties of God … and courtesy is the sister of charity, which extinguishes hate and protects love” (Ch. 37). Yes, courtesy protects love. And today in our families, in our world, which is often violent and arrogant, we need much more courtesy. And this can begin at home.

‘Thank you.’ It seems easy to say the word, but we know that is not always so … But it’s important! We teach it to the children, but then we forget it ourselves! Gratitude is an important quality! Do we know how to say thanks? In your relationship, and then tomorrow in married life, it is important to keep alive the awareness that the other person is a gift of God, and for the gifts of God to say thank you! And in this inner attitude say thanks to each other for everything. It is not a kind word to use just with strangers, to show you are educated. It is necessary to know how to say thank you, in order to get along well together in married life.

‘I’m sorry.’ In life we make so many errors, many mistakes. We all do it. There is no day when we do not make some mistake. The Bible says that the very best person sins seven times a day. And so we do make mistakes … This then is why we need to use this simple word “sorry”. Generally, each of us is ready to accuse others and justify one’s self. This began with our father Adam, when God asks him: “Adam, have you eaten of that fruit?” “Me? No! She is the one who gave it to me! ” Accusing the other person so as not to say “sorry”, “pardon.” It’s an old story! It’s an instinct that is at the origin of many disasters. We learn to recognize our mistakes and apologize. “Sorry if I raised my voice today,” “I’m sorry if I went without saying goodbye,” “I’m sorry if I’m late,” “If I have been so unresponsive this week”, “If I talked too much without ever listening”, “Excuse me, I forgot.” So many times to say “sorry” each day. This is how a Christian family grows.

We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect family, nor even the perfect husband or the perfect wife. Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret: never end a day without asking for forgiveness, without peace coming back to our house, to our family. It is normal that there be a quarrel between husband and wife, but there’s always something to do about it. Maybe you’re angry, maybe a plate flew, but please remember this: never finish the day without making peace! Never, never, never! This is a secret, a secret to protect love and to make peace. If you end the day without making peace, what you have inside, the next day is cold and hard and it is harder to make peace. If we learn to ask for pardon and forgive each other, the marriage will last, and will move ahead. When elderly couples come to the audiences or to Mass here in Santa Marta, who celebrate their 50th anniversary, I ask the question: “Who has put up with whom?” This is marvelous! They all look at one another, then look at me, and tell me: “Both of us.” And this is beautiful! This is a beautiful testimony!”

SPRING ROYALE

Saint Philip the Apostle Parish and Preparatory School
Presents

Sunday, March 22nd 2015
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Valley Regency
Tickets: $50 per person

Tickets are sold after mass this weekend and through the School OR Parish Office:

  • Includes $25 Gift of Chips for Gaming Tables
  • Butler served hors d’oeuvres, Carving Station
  • Complimentary: Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee, Tea
  • Gourmet Desserts, Cash Bar, Piano Music
  • Gaming Tables: Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Wheel of Chance
  • Gift Baskets for Casino Winnings, Silent Auction, Super 50/50

AD JOURNAL

HONORING

Monsignor Kevin Flanagan, our distinguished honoree, generously shares God’s gifts through faithful ministry. You are invited to express your gratitude and thankfulness for all that Father Kevin has done and continues to do for our Church and School community. Share a special message, prayer or goodhearted wish for Fr. Kevin in our Spring Royale Ad Journal.

National Marriage Week

On February 14, 2014, Pope Francis addressed engaged couples in St. Peter’s Square. On this World Day of Prayer for Marriage it is good to reflect upon the gift of marriage and pray for all those who are engaged to be married, who are married, and for young people who the Lord is calling to the vocation of marriage. Pope Francis in answering a question about marriage, referred to marriage as a journey:

“This daily journey has rules that can be summed up in these three words you’ve spoken, words which I have repeated many times to families: “Please” or “May I?; “Thank you “; and “Excuse me”.

‘Please – May I?’ It’s the courteous request to be able to enter into the life of someone else’s life with respect and care. We must learn to ask: May I do this? Would you like that we do this? We take this initiative, and that we bring up our children like this. …In short, to ask for agreement is to enter the lives of others with courtesy. But keep this in mind: it is not easy. Sometimes instead, the manners can be a bit heavy. True love is not imposed by toughness and aggression. In the Little Flowers of St. Francis is this expression: “Know that courtesy is one of the properties of God … and courtesy is the sister of charity, which extinguishes hate and protects love” (Ch. 37). Yes, courtesy protects love. And today in our families, in our world, which is often violent and arrogant, we need much more courtesy. And this can begin at home.

‘Thank you.’ It seems easy to say the word, but we know that is not always so … But it’s important! We teach it to the children, but then we forget it ourselves! Gratitude is an important quality! Do we know how to say thanks? In your relationship, and then tomorrow in married life, it is important to keep alive the awareness that the other person is a gift of God, and for the gifts of God to say thank you! And in this inner attitude say thanks to each other for everything. It is not a kind word to use just with strangers, to show you are educated. It is necessary to know how to say thank you, in order to get along well together in married life.

‘I’m sorry.’ In life we make so many errors, many mistakes. We all do it. There is no day when we do not make some mistake. The Bible says that the very best person sins seven times a day. And so we do make mistakes … This then is why we need to use this simple word “sorry”. Generally, each of us is ready to accuse others and justify one’s self. This began with our father Adam, when God asks him: “Adam, have you eaten of that fruit?” “Me? No! She is the one who gave it to me! ” Accusing the other person so as not to say “sorry”, “pardon.” It’s an old story! It’s an instinct that is at the origin of many disasters. We learn to recognize our mistakes and apologize. “Sorry if I raised my voice today,” “I’m sorry if I went without saying goodbye,” “I’m sorry if I’m late,” “If I have been so unresponsive this week”, “If I talked too much without ever listening”, “Excuse me, I forgot.” So many times to say “sorry” each day. This is how a Christian family grows.

We all know that there is no such thing as a perfect family, nor even the perfect husband or the perfect wife. Jesus, who knows us well, teaches us a secret: never end a day without asking for forgiveness, without peace coming back to our house, to our family. It is normal that there be a quarrel between husband and wife, but there’s always something to do about it. Maybe you’re angry, maybe a plate flew, but please remember this: never finish the day without making peace! Never, never, never! This is a secret, a secret to protect love and to make peace. If you end the day without making peace, what you have inside, the next day is cold and hard and it is harder to make peace. If we learn to ask for pardon and forgive each other, the marriage will last, and will move ahead. When elderly couples come to the audiences or to Mass here in Santa Marta, who celebrate their 50th anniversary, I ask the question: “Who has put up with whom?” This is marvelous! They all look at one another, then look at me, and tell me: “Both of us.” And this is beautiful! This is a beautiful testimony!”

SPRING ROYALE

Saint Philip the Apostle Parish and Preparatory School
Presents

Sunday, March 22nd 2015
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Valley Regency
Tickets: $50 per person

Tickets are sold after mass this weekend and through the School OR Parish Office:

  • Includes $25 Gift of Chips for Gaming Tables
  • Butler served hors d’oeuvres, Carving Station
  • Complimentary: Beer, Wine, Soda, Coffee, Tea
  • Gourmet Desserts, Cash Bar, Piano Music
  • Gaming Tables: Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Wheel of Chance
  • Gift Baskets for Casino Winnings, Silent Auction, Super 50/50

AD JOURNAL

HONORING

Monsignor Kevin Flanagan, our distinguished honoree, generously shares God’s gifts through faithful ministry. You are invited to express your gratitude and thankfulness for all that Father Kevin has done and continues to do for our Church and School community. Share a special message, prayer or goodhearted wish for Fr. Kevin in our Spring Royale Ad Journal.

REMEMBERING

Sister Rene Donohue, FSP served as our dynamic School principal from 1979 to 2001. Sister’s commitment to social gatherings, music, theater and the arts is a rich part of our heritage. We honor her memory with the creation of The Sister Rene Donohue Cultural Arts Legacy which will be funded by the proceeds of our Spring Royale. This year her legacy is continued by providing new lighting and a refurbished sound system for our auditorium. Remember Sister Rene, and contribute to her legacy, by taking an Ad in our Journal in loving memory of Sister or in support of God’s gifts of fellowship and the Arts.

SPONSORSHIP SUPPORTER

Recognition of Your Gift 3-for-1

  • Glossy ad in the printed journal
  • Display on the “Big Screen” at the event
  • 31 day website PDF

Full-Color Ad Journal
$100 – Benefactor (Full Page)
$65 – Patron (Half Page)
$35 – Sponsor (Qtr. Page/Business Card)
$25 – Contributor (Name only)

Table Sponsor
$500 – Leadership Sponsor (Table Sponsorship)

Directions: At stphilip.org, click on the Spring Royale Event, or telephone the Molloy Center (973-779-6200), with your order request

Seeking donations for Silent Auction: (See Fr. Joe)
Vacation package: home/condo in a vacation destination
Airline Miles
Jewelry
Flat Screen TV
Theatre Tickets
Sporting Event Tickets
Restaurant Gift Certificates
iPad
Laptop

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