YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Pope Francis has just proclaimed the year from NOW through December 8, 2021 will be the Year of St. Joseph. The Pope couldn't have made a better choice! This is news to us, but we will definitely be doing what we can throughout the coming year to celebrate and to make better known this great saint. St. Joseph, pray for us!
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF
UNBORN CHILDREN – JANUARY 22, 2021
The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” However, we have great trust in God’s providence. We are reminded time and again in Scripture to seek the Lord’s help, and as people of faith, we believe that our prayers are heard.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM), no. 373, designates January 22 as a particular day of prayer and penance, called the "Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children” : “In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) shall be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion.” As individuals, we are called to observe this day through the penitential practices of prayer, fasting and/or giving alms. (USCC
We encourage all families to take advantage of this great and free resource! FORMED offers quality Catholic on-line programs which include movies, entertainment and educational material for children and the entire family. In order to allow our parish to maintain its free subscription, we would like to have more registrations.
Family members should register individually.
DIVINE MERCY PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL
Our Chapel will reopen after the Vigil Mass for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friday, August 14. For your own comfort and protection, please bring your own cleaning items and protective equipment. Also, please make your decision carefully to return to the Adoration Chapel. Any adorer MUST have a fob to obtain access to the building and adoration will be limited to 3 adorers per hour. You can sign up through our website click or press here or using Adoration Pro. Contact Fr. Mirek at 331-0846.
LONGEST MARRIED COUPLE SEARCH
World Marriage Day, February 14, 2021
The search begins for the Longest Married Couple in the Archdiocese of New York! To enter: Couples must be sacramentally married for a minimum of 65 years and reside in the Archdiocese of New York. The longest married couples will receive commemorative certificates signed by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan. The winning couple will be interviewed and featured in an article in Catholic New York. Winners are determined by how long the couple has been married as of World Marriage Day, February 14th, 2021. For further information, or to submit an entry, contact Kathleen Crayne at the Family Life Office at (preferred method) or 646-794-3182. The deadline for entries is Sunday, January 17, 2021.
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BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – RIP VANWINKLE COUNCIL
We welcome the Rip VanWinkle Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 7
who will be holding its meeting on Tuesday evenings in our school. Anyone interested in joining can contact Randy Copeman, Scoutmaster
Phone: 845-853-6203 or
View the website: https://rvwtroop7.mytroop.us/
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You were already there, I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You; permit not that I should ever be separated from You.