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2018 Lenten Insert

Lent/Easter Triduum 2018    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Three Bridges, NJ   “Repent, and believe in the Gospel!”   Will You Make Jesus Your ‘Valentine’ this Ash Wednesday and all of Lent?   This year’s liturgical calendar is very quirky: first, we had the shortest possible Advent and Christmastime; now it’s Ash Wednesday on Saint Valentine’s…

From the Pastor – 3rd Sunday of Advent – B – Gaudete [Rejoice] Sunday December 17, 2017

From the Pastor   3rd Sunday of Advent – B   Gaudete [Rejoice] Sunday   December 17, 2017     By now we have had our fill of commercials showing idealistic and unrealistic images of tensionless, joy-filled, ‘perfect’ Christmases: late-night returning college students who make coffee; new luxury cars parked in snowy driveways; turkeys perfectly…

From the Pastor – 2nd Sunday of Advent – B December 10, 2017

From the Pastor   2nd Sunday of Advent – B   December 10, 2017     Votive Masses are not usually celebrated in what we call ‘privileged time‘ which is every day in Advent and Christmastime, Lent and Eastertime, and on all Solemnities, Feasts and Obligatory Memorials. However, there are exceptions to this rule, as…

From the Pastor – 1st Sunday of Advent – B – December 3, 2017

From the Pastor   1st Sunday of Advent – B   December 3, 2017     Born on April 7, 1506 to nobility in Spain’s Xavier Castle, Saint Francis Xavier travelled extensively before he died on an island off China in 1552 on December 3, which is now his Feast Day. He was ordained a…