The Most Reverend Peter Leo Gerety, Archbishop Emeritus of Newark, entered eternal life on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He was 104, and at the time of his passing, was the oldest Catholic Bishop in the world. During his tenure as priest, he served for 12 years at the Archbishop of Newark.
After his retirement from active ministry in 1986, Archbishop Emeritus Gerety continued to remain active in the sacramental life of the Church of Newark, officiating at Bapitsms, Confirmations and other events that his two successors, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Archbishop John Myers, had entrusted to him. Those activities continued as long as his health allowed.
For further information, click on the link. http://www.rcan.org/gerety
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Adult Bible Study – James, an Introduction
Have you ever struggled with living your faith practically? Do you want advice on how to live as a Catholic where you are? The Book of James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Its teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.
James: Pearls for Wise Living offers practical guidance by applying the wisdom of James to our current lives. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.
The Bible Study sessions consist of DVD teachings by Catholic theologian Jeff Cavins, a review of reading assignments and study guide questions & answers, and time to share with one another.
What: The Book of James Bible Study
Duration: 11 weeks starting Tuesday, Sept 13th (no class Nov 1 & Nov 22)
When: Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9pm
Where: Little Flower Parish School Building, Room 2H
Support Group for the Divorced and Separated
Are you separated or divorced? Do you know someone who is? Little Flower’s Divorced and Separated Ministry is offering a twelve week support group designed to provide comfort and healing before, during, and after the divorce process. The group will begin meeting on Wednesday, September 14 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue through November 30.
The program features video presentations from The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide followed by discussion. Some of the topics covered are: Finding Strength and Help, Getting Through Your Anger, Learning to Forgive, Handling Money Wisely, and Relearning How to Date. The group is open to all denominations. Registration is required.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2016 - 2017
Classes began the week of September 18
Sunday - 9/18 at 8:25 am and 10:25 am
Monday - 9/19 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday - 9/21 at 3:30 pm
|Registration is NOW OPEN for our free-of-charge 8 week Fall Bereavement Support Goup, "Healing the Grieving Heart: The Journey after the Death of a Loved One."
Facilitated by professional counselor Liz Migneco, this session will run Mondays September 19th through November 21st from in room 1H of the school building. Registration Required.
Information brochures are available in the literature rack of the upper church, little church and the rectory foyer or use the link below.
Click the link for the Fall Support Group Brochure
The Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Care and the Dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide
In New Jersey, a “Death with Dignity” bill is pending which, if passed, would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in our state.
But what does “Death with Dignity” really mean? What does the church teach about life- sustaining healthcare decisions? On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 AT 7:00 PM, guest speaker Jennifer Ruggiero, Director of the Office of Respect for Life – Diocese of Metuchen, will present a workshop which will address the following topics: Advance Directives for Health Care, Nutrition and Hydration, Proportionate Care, Palliative Care, the dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Legislation.
The workshop will take place in the UPPER CHURCH AT 7:00 PM AND IS FREE OF CHARGE.
Please join us to learn more about this important topic.
70 X 7: FAITH, FAMILY, & FORGIVENESS, PART III DEVELOPING A HEART OF MERCY
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY PRESENTS:
A Retreat Series at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
How can we show others the mercy of God? We say God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to reflect God's mercy authentically. This information can help you explore the different ways in which you can live out that mercy every day!
Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy - How you can live them in your daily life?
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