July 05, 2015

WELCOME TO OUR NEW PAROCHIAL VICAR

Welcome Rev. Jose Miguel Jimenez as our new Parochial Vicar effective June 29. Fr. Miguel was born on June 12, 1987 in Colombia to Jose and Ana Jimenez. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the Seminary of Jesus Christ the High Priest in Antioquia, Colombia. After arriving to the United States and the Diocese of Paterson he studied and received a Master’s Degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Throughout his time in the seminary, Fr. Miguel spent three years at Holy Family, Florham Park and one year as a Deacon at Sacred Heart and Holy Rosary in Dover. Fr. Miguel enjoys playing soccer and reading.

Prayer for Our new Priest

Lord, we ask for your blessing upon our new priest,
– Fr. Miguel.

We thank you for the gifts and talents that you have bestowed upon him to fulfill his mission, OPUS CHRISTI, Christ’s work.

May we be generous in our welcome and ever grateful for his ministry.

May we and our new Companion on the Journey grow evermore deeply spiritually, socially and in service to one another to Christ our Lord.
Amen

Independence Day – A Time to Give Thanks

As we celebrate this Independence Day weekend we as Americans are mindful of the gift of freedom which God has given us. We are thankful for the gift of our nation who defends and values our God given freedoms. As Catholics we are particularly grateful for the religious liberty that we enjoy in the United States. As people of faith and proud Americans let us remember to take time this weekend to give thanks to God for the freedoms we enjoy and for those men and women who have sacrificed much, even their own lives, to uphold those freedoms. Included is a prayer that can be used to give thanks to God and to ask his continued blessing and strengthening of our country.

O GOD OUR CREATOR,

from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.

Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

CARNIVAL NEWS

The Carnival Committee wishes to thank all workers and parishioners who helped at the 36th Annual Carnival.

There will be a Carnival Appreciation Night on Monday, July 6th at 7:30 PM in the Marian Hall. Carnival results will be reviewed followed by refreshments.

We are especially grateful for the support of our following sponsors:

Family Sponsors
Adams Family
Mary Farkas Family
Dorothea Anthony
Sharon Festa
Ross and Grace Alfieri
Jack Houston Family
Buell Family
Eileen Kirchner Family
Chidiac Family
Jack McNamara
Joseph Danisiewciz Family
James & Beatrice Lacava
Joseph F. Dunphy Family
Lill Family
Louis DeStefano
Bob. Martin Family
Deb & Don Deluca
Gerald X. Mault Family
Maryiris Elbert Family
Pat & John Pinke
Business Sponsors
Bizub Quinlan Funeral Home
Peragallo Pipe Organ Co.
Brothers Bakery
Ed Przyborowski-REP Fette Ford
Schumacher Chevrolet
Gelotti Ice Cream
Smitty’s Landscaping
Gensinger Motors, Inc.
Spotless Cleaning
Hahn Insurance Agency
St. Philip K of C # 11671
Kovach Roofing
St. Philip Men’s Friday Bowl
Marrocco Memorial Chapel
St. Philip Prime Timers
Tick Tock Diner
St. Philip Rosary Society
Mazzo Jewelers
Valley Regency
Northeast Janitorial Supply
Van Duyne, Bruno & Co., PA
Pennella’s Landscaping
Tom Burdettte Painting, LLC

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