Christ The Redeemer - Roman Catholic Church, 98 South 2nd Ave., Manville, NJ 08835 Phone: 908-725-0072
WEEKLY READING

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil.
He ate nothing during those days,
and when they were over he was hungry.
The devil said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
command this stone to become bread.”
Jesus answered him,
“It is written, One does not live on bread alone.”
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FEBRUARY 14-21
1ST SUNDAY OF LENT


The saint’s memorial and feast days for this week are:

  Wednesday – Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
  
  
The parish office will be closed on Monday due to the National holiday.  Call the main number in case of and emergency.

There will be no 8AM Masses at the Sacred Heart Worship Site next week from Monday through Friday.

We need help on Tuesday for pierogi-making in the Sacred Heart Auditorium at 9AM and 6PM.  Please come and help us out.

Everyone is invited to our English Lenten Retreat beginning next weekend.  The schedule is listed in the bulletin.  Please make plans to attend.


Have a wonderful week.


 
News

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ashes will be distributed at the following Masses.

ENGLISH
CTK – 7:00AM
SH – 11:00AM
SH – 6:00PM

POLISH
SH – 8:00AM
SH – 7:30PM


ANNUAL PIEROGI SUPPER

Ash Wednesday
February 10, 2016
4 – 8 PM – parish auditorium
$8 for adults
$4 for children 8 and under


11 DAY TRIP TO PORTUGAL & SPAIN

John Paul II Parish in Perth Amboy NJ invites you to an 11 day trip to Portugal and Spain. June 9-19, 2016. Lisbon, Fatima, Madrid, and more...



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JASELKA

The Jaselka (or Christmas Nativity Play) was recently performed, and participated in by all grades, at Christ the King School. Photos in our gallery >>



MASS AND DEVOTIONS

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SATURDAY EVENING:
CTK 4:30 pm English
SH 6:00 pm English
SUNDAY:
SH 7:00 am Polish
CTK 8:30 am English
SH 8:30 am English
SH 10:00 am English
CTK 10:30 am English
SH 11:30 am Polish
HOLY DAYS ANTICIPATED EVENING MASS:
SH 6:00 pm English
HOLY DAYS:
CTK 7:00 am English
SH 11:00 am English
CTK 6:00 pm English
SH 7:00 pm Polish
WEEKDAY MASSES:
CTK 7:00 am M - F English
SH 8:00 am M,T,Th,S Polish
SH 11:00 am M,T,Th,S English
SH 7:00 pm W,F Polish
NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP:
SH 11:00 am Tuesday English
SH 7:00 pm Wednesday Polish
CONFESSION:
SH 6:30-7:00pm Wednesday & Friday
SH 11:30-12:30pm Saturday
4:45-5:45 pm  Saturday
CTK 3:30-4:15 pm Saturday


*SH Sacred Heart Church
98 South 2nd Ave.
Manville, NJ
*CTK Christ the King Church
211 Louis Street
Manville, NJ 08835














PRAYER INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER ENTRUSTED TO THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER FOR THE YEAR 2016

FEBRUARY

Universal: Care for Creation 
That we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future  generations. 

Evangelization: Asia 
That opportunities may increase for dialogue and encounter 
between the Christian faith and the peoples  of Asia. 




FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Lent is the perfect time to learn how to love again. As we continue this extraordinary jubilee Year of Mercy we are reminded that above all "Lent is a time dedicated to experience God's mercy, and that Lent is a time to extend God's mercy to others" because the merciful love is what really matters.

Make a difference, experience God's mercy through the sacrament of confession and extend God's mercy through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. All of these should be made out of love, merciful love. Don't put your ashes over your head as a sign of repentance and then do nothing, returning to a life that is business as usual. Come to our Lenten activities:
- English Lenten Retreat (February 20-24) given by Father Charles Coury C.Ss.R.
- Polish Lenten Retreats (March 13-16) given by Farther Wojciech Idziak C.Ss.R
- Stations of the Cross:
  Tuesdays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 7:00 PM in English
  Fridays during Lent at Christ the King Church at 4:30 PM in English
  Fridays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 6:30 PM in Polish
- Gorzkie Zale on Sundays during Lent at Sacred Heart Church at 5:00 PM in Polish that help us remember and contemplate Jesus' suffering.
- Outdoor Stations of the Cross on March 8 at 6:00 PM from Christ the King to Sacred Heart Church.

"What are you giving up for Lent?" It's a question a lot of people will get these next few days. If you want to change your body, perhaps alcohol and candy is the way to go. But if you want to change your heart and experience and extend God's mercy, a different fast is needed that will make room in ourselves to allow a love that can make us whole and set us free. So, make a difference in your life. Turn away from sin and proclaim the Gospel of the Lord!

Prayerfully yours,





Our God is a God of justice, but also a God of mercy. Through the blood of Jesus, God's mercy is available to us now. It is up to us to decide to accept it. We don't want to be camping out in "Sin Forest" when judgment time comes.

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