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ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

On Monday, August 15th, the Catholic Church celebrates The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Although it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is a very Holy Day indeed.  For our Diocese of Trenton, it is the titular feast (our cathedral in Trenton is dedicated to Mary under this title).  For our parish, it is our honorary titular feast for Our Lady, Star of the Sea Chapel.  We will have Mass with the blessing of the flowers and herbs at 7:30 am in the Church, and again at 6:30 pm in Our Lady Star of the Sea Beach Chapel, with our traditional walk to the beach and the blessing of the waters. If you cannot go down to the water’s edge, Fr. Bill will bring back blessed water to you while you wait on the benches by Gee Gee’s.  

The Rectory Office will be closed Monday, August 15, 2022.  The office will reopen Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 8:30 am.

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Summer Faith Series (11am and 7pm in Church)

Aug. 16 – Meditation – Looking inward & upward:  What are the various ways we can meditate?  Looking at meditation and the Mass as well as techniques for approaching Scripture, this time will include a chance to try out the different methods we discuss and find out more about what should be happening in the different types of meditation, so that we can focus and be open to God directing us and inspiring us.

Aug. 23 – Intercessory Prayer Looking outward & upward: So much of our prayer life is the prayer of petition.  Join us to look at the power of intercessory prayer and our call to be present to God and others through this gift of prayer.  We will also have time to pray using this prayer.

  • If you would like to donate to aid the victims of the flooding in Kentucky you may do so through the Catholic Charities USA website: catholiccharitiesusa.org

INFORMATION UPDATE

Weekly Mass Schedule:
Saturday:

4:30 pm at St. Denis Church
Sunday:   
8 am and 9:30 am at St. Denis Church
10 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Beach Chapel
Mon./Tue./Wed./Fri.:7:30 am at St. Denis Church
Saturday: 8:30 am at St. Denis Church

Confessions: Saturday 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM and by appointment.

  • We will continue our Facebook streaming of Mass at 11:30 am. Please see the link on the left-side of this web page. Note: you do not have to have a Facebook account to see our posts on Facebook. Please check our Facebook regularly for inspiration and information.
  • Please read our on-line bulletin. The link is in the upper-right corner of this web page.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD PANTRY UPDATE:
Location: Msgr. O’Connor Hall (lower level of church)
Until further notice: There will be curbside pick-up of prepackaged food with appropriate social distancing. Questions or special food needs? Please call our hotline number at 732-223-1383

Please note adjusted pantry hours:

Tuesdays: 1pm – 3pm and 3rd Saturday from 10am – 12noon.
We will no longer be open on the 4th Saturday during May, June, July & August

The Food Pantry will be collecting items to be distributed to the families that visit our pantry.  The items needed are:
Mayonnaise, shampoo, crackers, cookies, coffee, and body lotion.

Thank you for your donations., they are appreciated!  They can be placed in the shopping cart where we usually collect the food.

Please know that your donations are being received with sincere gratitude.

From the first moment of our existence, we are all called to a life of service. For some it is marriage, some may be called to serve others through the single life. For a select few, that call is to serve through a life of consecrated religious or ordained ministry.
Could this last be YOU? Could God be reaching out to you to serve His people as a priest, permanent deacon, religious sister or brother?
Find out more by talking to one of our parish clergy, religious sisters or by contacting the Diocese on the Web at our Office of Vocations here.


ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES

Everyone – even those who are not old or ill – ought to complete an Advanced Directive.  Find more information about  Advanced Directives posted on the NJ Catholic Conference website:  Click Here to read more about Living Wills.
Find approved Catholic Healthcare Directives here in English and in Spanish

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