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A NOTE FROM LAY DIRECTOR, RICK KLARMANN

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I would like to take this time to thank all who have donated defray the cost of the upcoming women's Cursillo weekend.  At it stands right now, we are a little over half way to the goal of $2000. With four more months to go, I am confident we will be able to reach the goal.  Thank you all for your generosity and please continue to pray for the team, the potential candidates, and our movement. God bless, Rick Klarmann

SCHOOL OF LEADERS by MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

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Our July School of Leaders began with the first two of Matthew Kelly's "Seven Pillars of Spirituality". We discussed the importance and relevance of both Confession and Prayer and how God wants us to be the "best version of ourselves" through these two actions that can only bring us closer to Christ, more so than any other means. We were also very privileged and honored to have a Guest Speaker!!  John Klarmann, youngest son of our Lay Director, Rick Klarmann, told of his own mission through FOCUS, Fellowship of Catholic University Students, and how that community on campus changed his life to work for Christ and spread the gospel to other college students, which he will start at the University of Maine in August. John gave witness to his own epiphany and direct calling from God to do this missionary work that is so vital to our youth today and the further development of our Catholic faith with the millennial generation. For further information, check out

JOY OF THE LORD by DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

“ If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you . By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love .  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. “   John 15:   “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete . This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. This scripture is part of the parable of The Vine and the Branches . I want to focus on the concept of joy. Joy and happiness are not the same. Happiness is a fleeting feeling. It cannot last and is often short-lived. Joy, however, is a gift of God, one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  We can be joyful even in the midst of trials and stress. During my convalescence from surgery, even in pain I was blessed to have joy. I felt the love of God; I felt it t

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

The Department of Evangelization and Catechesis is pleased to host Dr. Edward Sri at the Church of St. Robert Bellarmine in Freehold, NJ for our August 18th Formation Day.  Because Dr. Sri’s presentations on mercy are not specific to catechesis, this event is open to all that are interested in attending and not just those in catechesis.  Please encourage your friends, family, and fellow parishioners to attend. Dr. Sri is a prolific writer and international speaker that is well known for his many endeavors, including the Symbolon formation program and a brand new video based study on the Gospel of John by Ascension Press.  Register On-Line at www.dioceseoftrenton.org/EdwardSri by August 12 Formation Day for All Thursday, August 18, 2016 St. Robert Bellarmine 61 Georgia Rd., Freehold, NJ 10am-2:30pm Celebration of The Mass 11:30am $15 per person/light breakfast, lunch

TO ALL SPONSORS WHO SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION (MAN OR WOMAN) in 2016

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From Rick Klarmann, Lay Director: If you have submitted an application, we must ask that you RESUBMIT the application. Blank applications can be found at this link. Complete applications, can be e-mailed to Rick Klarmann at rick.klarmann@gmail.com OR mail to Rick Klarmann, 18 Tomahawk Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016.  Thank you for your assistance!

RESET 2016 IS COMING!

A Note from Donna Goodwin, Coordinator, Respect Life Ministry, Diocese of Trenton Dear Friends, The Reset 2016-Stand with Jesus Rally on the National Mall in Washington DC on July 16, 2016 is slated to be a generation-defining moment.  For information about this free rally visit http://reset2016.com/about-together2016/ or www.reset2016.com .  Ginnie Untisz of St. William the Abbot Parish in Howell is gathering people from parishes in the Diocese to travel together to this event.  If your parish or youth group plans on attending, please contact Ginnie at 732-501-0816 or ginnieuntisz@yahoo.com.