As part of the Archdiocese of Newark's New Energies Initiative in 2007, the four cluster parishes of West Essex (St. Aloysius, Notre Dame, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and St. Thomas More) have collaborated to develop an adult education and formation forum. FAITH QUEST 2020 will be hosted here at St. Thomas More (12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield, NJ) on Wednesday, March 11, March 18, March 25 and April 1.
"Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.
Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe."
(from USCCB.org on "Prayer and Worship")
Journey Through Scripture is the St. Paul Center’s dynamic Bible study program designed to help ordinary Catholics grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures while deepening their understanding of the riches of our faith. Distinctively Catholic, Journey Through Scripture reads the Bible from the heart of the Church, engaging both the Old and New Testaments and how they work together. It’s grounded in history, yet actively engages topics faced by today’s Catholic. More than just an ordinary Bible study, it’s biblical catechesis.
There are several Journey Through Scripture studies. The Bible and the Virgin Mary is a dynamic twelve-part video series that beautifully explains the Catholic truths about Our Lady showing how she has been a part of God’s plan to bring salvation to the world since the beginning of time. In addition to explanation of dogmas, answers to common objections, and demonstration of Mary’s presence in the Old and New Testaments, this study discusses Church-approved Marian apparitions that play an important role in Catholic Tradition. It’s sure to help Catholics and non-Catholics alike grow in an understanding and appreciation of the Mother of God.
STM offers The Bible and the Virgin Mary, a biblical study and reflections on Mary on February this season of Love. If we love the Blessed Mary, join us to learn more about her life according to Scripture and Tradition. Please come and join us every Tuesday starting February 4 to March 31, 2020 at STM School in room 5.
Please call the parish office for reservation.
A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you all!
The Nativity of the Lord
Dec 24: 4PM (Family Mass) & 10 PM (Solemn Vigil) / Dec 25: 8AM, 10AM & 12PM
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
Dec 28: 5PM (Vigil) / Dec 29: 8 AM, 10AM, 12PM & 5PM (Youth & Family)
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Jan 1: 9AM & 11AM (a holy day of obligation)
The Epiphany of the Lord
Jan 4: 5PM (Vigil) / Jan 5: 8 AM, 10AM & 12PM
The Baptism of the Lord
Jan 11: 5PM (Vigil) / Jan 12: 8 AM, 10AM & 12PM
Click here to read our Annual Christmas Letter to the Families and Friends of STM!