Mondays, 7-8:30 PM; Fridays, 10-11:30 AM
We all have received an invitation to wholeness, holiness, and participation in the mission of Christ by virtue of our baptism. Different charisms have developed in the church, Benedictine, Ignatian, and Dominican for example, all of which are treasuries of spiritual wisdom. For the next segment of Faith Study and Sharing, we look at various spiritualities in the church, the many ways individuals respond to Jesus and live as disciples. Join us to learn more about these spiritualities. The same program is offered in the morning and evening.
No session Feb. 15
Calendar revised due to snow
February 18: Benedictine Spirituality
February 22 & 25: Cistercian Spirituality (Thomas Merton as a Trappist)
March 1 & 4 Carmelite Spirituality (St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross were Carmelites)
Weekly on Mondays
From 2-3:30 PM
Everyone likes a good book and a nice cup of coffee or tea!
Reserve your seat now! Miracle in Rwanda April 6, 2019 7:00 PM
This one-woman play tells the incredible story of Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza, a modern day messenger of hope and forgiveness. Actress Leslie Lewis portrays the story of this amazing woman spending 91 days in hiding with six other woman in a small bathroom. Prayer leads her beyond fear and rage to a deep, intimate connection to God and ultimately to freedom.
This off-broadway show has received great acclaim in its run to being named the Official Artistic Representation for the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. The United Nations remembers this event each year on April 7, in hopes that we "nurture the courage to care and the resolve to act...and ensure that what happened in Rwanda is never repeated, anywhere, every again.”
Our parish has been chosen to participate in an additional mission trip opportunity called Summer Serve through the Center for Faith Justice and sponsored by the Lily Foundation. It is a grant to help congregations design, test and implement new models for nurturing the religious lives of middle and high school youth and for engaging them more fully in the congregations' missions and ministries.
CFJ received grant funding for its project "NeXt Level: The WorX Continues." The project is designed to institute youth-led parish-wide campaigns rooted in service and justice at select partcipating Catholic congregations across the greater New Jersey region. NeXt Level will build on the core tenets of CFJ's long-standing and proven WorX program model and empower youth participants to take their passions to the "neXt level" within their home parish communities. The objective is to pilot this initiative at six parishes in 2019 and then expand its scope in 2020 and beyond. The total grant is five years.