Prayer

 


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PRAYER FORMATION
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
(Jn 15:11)                                                 

EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION

What is it?

Jesus said: "I am the Living Bread that came down from Heaven; if anyone eats of this Bread he will live forever;...he who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life and...abides in Me and I in him." (Jn 6:51, 54, 56) (CCC 1406)

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church's life, for in it Christ associates His Church and all Her members with His sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to His Father; by His sacrifice He pours out the grace of salvation on His Body, which is the Church. (CCC 1407)

Who may receive Christ in Eucharistic communion?
A person must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance. (CCC 1415)

Why receive communion?
Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant's union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins. Since receiving the sacrament strengthens the bonds of charity between the communicant and Christ, it also reinforces the unity of the Church as the mystical Body of Christ. (CCC 1416)

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Our church provides an opportunity for prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at a weekly adoration on Mondays from 8PM to 6AM Tuesday morning, On Tuesdays from 9AM to 6PM, on Thursdays from 9PM to 6AM Friday morning and on Fridays from 9AM to 6PM in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The late Pope John Paul II said, "The Eucharist is our priceless treasure and of all the devotions, that of Eucharistic adoration is the greatest after the Sacraments." You are invited to make a commitment to Jesus to spend an hour in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament each week, every other week or monthly.

"The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration not only during Mass but also outside of it reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful and carrying them in procession." (CCC 1378)

Contact: The Parish Center at 908-725-1112

ROSARY FOR LIFE


Every first Saturday of the Month, the Rosary for Life is prayed following the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Scripture specifies the prohibition contained in the fifth commandment: "Do not slay the innocent and the righteous." The deliberate murder of an innocent person is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human being, to the golden rule, and to the holiness of the Creator. The law forbidding it is universally valid: it obliges each and everyone, always and everywhere. (CCC 2261)

 

Contact: The Parish Center at 908-725-1112

 

ROSARY AND NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL


Every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. a group of dedicated parishioners meet to pray the Rosary and a novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Please join us.

 

Contact: Parish Center at 908-725-1112

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTION

Divine mercy chaplet is recited every Tuesday evening in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at 7PM sharp and concludes with quiet meditation at 7:30. The Chaplet is recited on the rosary so please visit with your rosaries. The Lord told Sister Faustina to "encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you. Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he or she were to recite this chaplet only once, they would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy. Through the Chaplet, you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with
My will."

 

Contact: Charlotte DeMarco at 908-526-2628

 

ST. BENEDICT MINISTRY (LECTIO DIVINA)


In Accord with the call from Pope Benedict XVI and the recent Synod on Scripture, this ministry is dedicated to helping our parishioners learn to pray with Sacred Scripture.

 

Ministry Leader: Mirna Gonzales

Contact: Patricia Jannuzzi at 908-725-1112 ext. 1124


INTERCESSORY PRAYER FOR SOULS IN PURGATORY

At every Mass we pray for those souls who have gone before us!