Forward in Faith Together: Our Road Ahead is Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin's pastoral vision for the Archdiocese of Newark. It seeks to establish a positive path forward for the faithful, the clergy, and the Archdiocese while simultaneously addressing crucial challenges of the past and present. It is a foundation for healing that addresses the hurt and mistrust within our community, reinforces the changes we have begun to implement, and provides a firm foundation for our lives as missionary disciples of Jesus. Forward in Faith Together will ensure that we flourish as a community of disciples, companions of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
On Sunday, January 26th (and at the Saturday Vigil Mass), we will celebrate the "Sunday of the Word of God". This newly instituted liturgical celebration allows us to penetrate the mystery of the very Word of God who feeds us with the Scriptures and in the Eucharist.
Please bring your Family or Personal Bible to Mass for a special blessing! Join us as Holy Mother Church commits Herself to the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ, who speaks to us in the Holy Scriptures.
"May the Sunday of the Word of God help his people to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the sacred Scriptures. For as the sacred author taught of old: 'This word is very near to you: it is in your mouth and in your heart for your observance.'"
"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.