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FOR YOUR PIETY

Marty Weisman writes: "The Parish family of St. Robert Bellarmine would like to invite the Cursillo community, to Pray and experience the "Rosary of Healing" for peace and healing in our own lives and throughout the world." "The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Liturgy Committee and the Legion of Mary of the Parish Family of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728, invites you to come and Pray the Rosary of Healing for peace and healing in our own lives and around the world, at 7:00 pm in the Church. Friday, October 4th - The Joyful Mysteries  Friday, October 11th – The Luminous Mysteries  Friday, October 18th – The Sorrowful Mysteries  Friday, October 25th – The Glorious Mysteries  The recitation of the Healing Rosary combines meditations, music and images and is truly inspirational. It is the perfect way to end a hectic week and begin a weekend.  Pamphlets will be available in the gatheri

FROM SCHOOL OF LEADERS by Ronnie Martella, Lay Director

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Spiritual food for the journey, that is what we need and what School of Leaders provides for us.   Rick opened School by asking us to reflect on this potential situation…someone asks this question “Why would I want to live a Cursillo weekend?”…what would we say?  While grouping we had a chance to share our answer with the others in our group, to clarify in our own mind how we would respond to the question, to get different perspectives and ideas on how we might engage someone in that discussion.  Food for thought, food for the journey. Sister Simon spoke on prayer- a subject we are all familiar with and yet there is never a time we can’t grow in our prayer life, learn to see it in a different way.  Sister offered the words of   Julian of Norwich,  “The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.”   Sister then went on to stress some elements of prayer- take yourself where you are, be yourself in prayer and remember sometimes we

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

“The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.”  “...the goodness of God is the highest object of prayer and it reaches down to our lowest need.”  ―  Julian of Norwich

FOR YOUR ACTION

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Our brother and former Trenton Cursillo Lay Director, Len Capobianco writes asking for prayers and help for a new ministry. He writes:  “Oh that you would bless me indeed and, enlarge my territory that Your hand would be with me, and, that you would keep me from evil…” 1 Chronicles 4:10 (The Prayer of Jabez) About three years ago I received a gift which was a book, “The Prayer of Jabez-Breaking through to the Blessed Life”. The second line of the Prayer of Jabez, “and, enlarge my territory” has become part of my daily prayer life. That line refers to ministry as territory. In March of this year I decided to retire as I had suffered another heart attack and thought it was time to sit back and relax. I’ve been praying to our Lord to expand my ministry beyond my current involvement in Kenosis (Prison Ministry). As I ask in my prayer “Lord you know my limitations”.  On July 24, I set out for Yardville State prison as it was the fourth Wednesday of the month and t

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Marie Garrett writes: "The Pope convokes a day of prayer and penance for peace in Syria." You can read about it HERE . Patty Baylog alerts us that the Pope is asking for a day of prayer and fasting for peace throughout the world. Details are HERE . 

DIOCESAN MASS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

A reminder that on this Friday, September 6, 2013 we have Diocesan Mass at St Anthony of Padua, Hightstown NJ @ 8pm. Directions can be found HERE . Please bring a friend!

A MESSAGE FROM LAY DIRECTOR, RONNIE MARTELLA

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Make a friend, be a friend, bring that friend to Christ.  We have all heard that many times.  Have you ever noticed that the last line is bring that friend to Christ...to Christ, not to a Cursillo weekend.  But what about candidates for any weekend like the two we have scheduled for November and next February. If we are a relationship with someone, we share about our life with them and they share theirs with us, if we are supportive and witness to our journey with the Lord, then when the time is right the natural outcome of that relationship might very well be that they are ready to live a Cursillo weekend. So let us continue to establish relationships with others that will allow for us to share our life in Christ with others.  Invite that person to Ultreya, perhaps a friendship group reunion, Cursillo activity or Diocesan Mass.  And be aware and open for the time to be right for that person to live a Cursillo weekend. If you have a relationship with someone who is ready, pleas