November 3, 2019


NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2019
“Is anyone sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church, and let them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the Lord will raise them up; and if they have committed any sins, their sins will be forgiven them.”

On the weekend of November 2 & 3 we will celebrate the Sacrament of The Anointing of the Sick at all Masses. The Sacrament of the Sick is one of the healing sacraments. It is a balm for physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual ills.

The Ritual
• The Sacrament may be administered individually or in a communal setting.
• After an appropriate Scripture reading, the priest prays over the sick person by the laying on of hands on the head of the sick person.
• The forehead is anointed with the Oil of the Sick. The prayer:
“Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.” R. Amen.
• The palms of the hands are anointed:
“May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.” R. Amen.
• The following prayer is said after the anointing at all Masses:
“Father in heaven, through this holy anointing grant your people comfort in suffering. When they are afraid give them courage, when afflicted give them patience, when dejected, afford them hope, and when alone, assure them of the support of your holy people. We ask this through Christ our Lord.” R. Amen.

Our Parish Plan for Prayer and Healing
• Prayer for the healing power of God to be manifest in each one of our lives accompanied by appropriate music for healing will shape our worship theme.
• Those who choose to receive the Sacrament of the Sick are asked to sit in the first or last row of any section of pews. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the open space in front of the Ambo. This seating arrangement will allow us to have access to your head and hands for the anointing.
The Sacrament will be administered directly following a brief homily at all of the Masses

We remember all who have been called home by name. We celebrate God’s gift of eternal life on this festive weekend commemorating the communion of Saints. We believe that God whispers our names tenderly in prayer. One day we will hear the voice of the Good Shepherd say to us face to face, “Come you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of time.”

Scripture Reflection
God calls each one by name. Everyone’s name is sacred. . . It demands respect as a sign of the dignity of the one who bears it.

– Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name, you are mine.
– Can a mother forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will never forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.
– I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.
– You shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord. . .You shall no more be termed “Forsaken. . .but you shall be called my delight.
– Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Prayer Activity:
Bring to mind the names of those you have known who have died and now live in the Lord. Thank them for their contributions to your life. Ask for their help along your journey to the kingdom.


St. Philip Women’s Cornerstone Retreat
November 15 & 16, 2019
Go Light Your World
Retreat Times:
Friday, 6:30PM to 10:30PM
Saturday, 8:30AM to 6:30PM

Registration Donation: $50
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Please email any questions to or call
The Molloy Center (973)779-6200.


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