|Our next Family Promise homeless hosting at Little Flower will be from Sunday, August 28 through Sunday, September 4. There are 3 homeless ministry sign-up links on SignUp Genius on the left side bar of the Home Page.|
- For policy compliant* volunteers to serve as an evening coordinator, dinner, evening, overnight and breakfast hosts or as emergency drivers.
- For any volunteers to assist with the setup or teardown or to drop off a meal item.
- For any volunteers to donate groceries and supplies.
Most volunteer positions only require about 2 hours of your time.
The drop-off date for those donating the needed groceries and supplies items will be Thursday, August 25 from 6-8 PM in the cafeteria.
* The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policy requires that all adult volunteers directly serving youth and vulnerable adults complete a volunteer application, submit to a background check, agree to abide by the Archdiocesan Policies and Code of Ethics and attend the Protecting God’s Children Workshop. See the Safe Environment section on the parish website for details. Only those volunteers who have complied with these requirements may directly serve our homeless ministry guests.
|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
Margaret majored in Religious Studies at Stonehill College where she was involved in all aspects of Campus Ministry. Through retreat and service experiences, Margaret discerned that she wanted to pursue a career in ministry. After college she participated in a year of service volunteering full time at a hospitality center for the homeless in Phoenix, AZ. Then, she completed a Master of Divinity at the University of Notre Dame before moving to Boston and serving in parishes for the past five years.
Here are some fun facts about Margaret:
Family life: Youngest of 6 children and has 12 nieces and nephews.
Married to Patrick and has a baby named Emily.
Hobbies: Cooking and baking new recipes, traveling, spending time outside with good people.
Favorite way to pray: Imaginative prayer where You place yourself in the Biblical scene. St. Ignatius of Loyola teaches this in his Spiritual Exercises.
Favorite bands: U2 and Guster.
Favorite sports: Soccer and ultimate frisbee.
Most exciting thing about moving to New Jersey: Living in such a beautiful area with lots of open space.
Please join us in welcoming Margaret to the Little Flower family. Her first day is July 1, 2016.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
The world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion
Healing the Pain of Abortion, One Weekend at a time
Sponsored by: The Newark Archdiocese Respect Life Office
When: September 9-11, 2016
Where: Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center
499 Belgrove Drive
Kearny NJ, 07032
Cost: $150 (includes all retreat materials and meals)
For more information contact the Respect Life Office
All calls and e-mails are confidential.
If you or someone you know is hurting from an abortion, please call our toll-free national hotline today:
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats http://rachelsvineyard.org/
Are your children all in school now; are you recently retired; looking to make a difference?
The Community Outreach Ministry is looking for one or two people to join the ministry with a plan to lead it down the road in a year. This ministry gives its members such great satisfaction by helping those in need in the parish as well as the surrounding communities - raising money, gathering gifts at Christmas time, running food drives and many more exciting events.
Please consider joining us now to shadow the current ministry leaders and learn what’s entailed in running the ministry.
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty
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.
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?
Opportunities for ALL types of service are available right here at Little Flower. You can help as much or as little as your schedule allows.
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