Dear Sisters asnd Brothers:
I would like to share with everyone an exciting movie, entitled The Face of Mercy, which you can have the opportunity to view in the comfort of your homes. I am so very grateful to the Knights of Columbus who have brought this movie to fruition.
Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, The Face of Mercy, begins airing across the country this Sunday on ABC-affiliated stations. The movie will explore the history and relevance of Divine Mercy by exploring the powerful visions of a merciful God revealed to St. Faustina, the key role played by Saint Pope John Paul II who propelled the message of Divine Mercy onto the world stage, and the Year of Mercy bestowed upon the Church by Pope Francis.
This movie will be broadcast in the New York area on November 27, 2016 @ 5am on Ch. 7.
Filmed in stunning 4K and seamlessly weaving together theology and history with modern testimonials and visual effects, this stirring film creates a remarkable tapestry of what constitutes the face of mercy in our modern world.
For more information about the film, including broadcast times and the DVD release, visit faceofmercyfilm.com.
Peace & Blessings,
Thursday, October 13, 2016
My Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Hurricane Matthew has come & gone and left a terrible path of destruction and loss. From the current news of the damage, there are entire towns in Haiti and in our own Country, which have been decimated. Let us unite our efforts and donate as much as we can to help the efforts of recovery. On behalf of the Youth Group, we ask that each family donate a non-perishable food item or monetary donation, beginning this weekend, October 15th through October 31st. All non-perishable food items will be collected in our Church Hall and we will accept monetary donations in boxes designated inside of ICC. All money and items will be donated to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army in your Name.
Thank you for your consideration and generosity.
Youth Ministry Coordinator
The next Novena Mass to St. Peregrine will resume October 17, 2016 at 6:45pm. For more information on Saint Peregrine please click on the "Anointing of the Sick" tab under "Sacramental Life."
*Children's Liturgy of the Word, 10am (Click for information and 2016 Schedule)
Do you know 14 year old Jose Sanchez del Rio and why Pope Francis created him a Saint on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Click on the play button and be inspired by his faith and witness!!!
Women’s Cornerstone, 2016
Awakening the Spirit
Cornerstone Retreat at St. Mary's, Closter on October 21-22, 2016.
What is Cornerstone? Cornerstone is an annual in-parish weekend retreat. It is a spiritual journey that brings the women of St. Mary's, Closter, Sacred Heart, Haworth, & ICC together for a brief and wonderful time to strengthen our relationships with God and each other. It is a time to share life stories. You will form friendships, multiply your joys, divide your sorrows and lift up your heart. Join us in joyful worship with warm and loving women.
WHY GO TO CORNERSTONE? At Cornerstone you will spend time in a relaxed atmosphere with other women of faith. You will be led by a team of parish women who have already experienced the gift of a Cornerstone retreat. They will share their faith stories with you. It is a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. The women you encounter may just be friends you haven’t met yet. Join other faith-filled women at this Cornerstone weekend. It is an opportunity to step out of your daily routine to relax, pause and reflect. Experience the peace and joy that come from a deeper intimacy with God, your family, and others in your life.
Who Comes on Cornerstone?
For additional information please contact Sr. Georgette @ St. Mary's. 201-768-7565 or Krissy Goodman @ 1-551-404-3460. Click here to download registration form.
A PRAYER AT ELECTION TIME
O Lord, Our Just and Loving Father, We thank you for the precious gift of Human Life That is greatly threatened by the Culture of Death.
Aware of the dangers we are now facing,We ask that You guide us in electing the leaders Our nation truly needs:
-Leaders with the wisdom to discern your providential plan.Leaders who understand the weakness of the human condition. Leaders who counsel our citizens to respect the rule of law,
Leaders with the fortitude to face their opponents with grace. Leaders with knowledge of our Constitution and of natural rights. Leaders whose piety makes them aware of their own limitations. And leaders whose reverential fear informs their moral judgment. We pray that the inalienable rights To life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Promised by our founders, May be preserved, protected, and defended for all, Especially the most vulnerable members of our society. Almighty and Merciful God, Sustain us in our struggle to live in peace As one nation under God. Amen.
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The Church is celebrating an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from Dec. 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to Nov. 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King. Pope Francis, who announced the year in March 2015, has said that it is his wish that "the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective."
Alzheimer's NJ will be offering several free and local education programs for caregivers who have a loved on with Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Registration is required. Click below for detailed descriptions about each program. For more information or to registered call 1-888-280-6055.
October 13th Alzheimer's 101, Ft. Lee
October 20th Alzheimer's 101, Ho Ho Kus
October 27th Alzheimer's 101, Oakland
Octobr 28th & November 4th Early Stage Alzheimer's, A 2 Part Intensive for Caregivers, Maywood
Fall 2016 Program Series Ramsey Library