The following is a homily delivered by Father Jay on January 22, 2017 This past Friday (January 20, 2017,) President Barack Obama stepped down from the Office of President of the U.S.A. and President-elect Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45 th President of the U.S.A. Change the names a bit, and today’s second reading from the First Century Letter of St. Paul the Corinthians could well apply to our nation in the 21 st Century. On the one hand, our Nation is so great, so beautiful, so wonderful, and yet, on the other hand, it is so angry, so divided. But since the earliest day of our Nation, from the time of our founding fathers and mothers there have been serious disagreements and divisions. There has been so much violence and hatred, tragedy and killing. It is so true - whether we are talking about the 21 st Century, or the 1900s, the 1800s with its terrible Civil War, or the days before and after American Revolution. With all of the very real and important di
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What a joy to see so many at Saturday's School of Leaders! The Holy Spirit is working very hard to keep us on the right path! The talk from Deacon Tony Martucci was so informative and interesting. I never knew there was so much prayer in such a little book. Our spiritual commitment hopefully was an exercise in fruition as we pledge to God an action that will bring us closer to our Lord this year. Hope to see Everyone next month as we send Team 125 off to be fishers of men. De Colores!
Please begin your palanca for the Team and Candidates for Trenton 125. The theme is "Please Come In, The Door is Open" The Team Father Jay Bowden, Spritual Director Father Ed Blanchett, Spritual Director Father Jerome Guld, Spritual Director Deacon Tony Martucci, Spritual Director Al Martella, Rector Rick Klarmann, Assistant Rector Mike Ivanko, Liturgist Bob Burke, Warden, Prayer Team Robert Lauricella, Auxiliary John Capuano, Auxiliary Confirmed candidates: Nicholas Grippo (William Grippo) Matthew Lucas (Tony Martucci) Joseph Seelinger (Robert Burke) John Carlucci (George and Mary Weis) Tom Maier (Tim Fikete) Michael Mastrocola (Tom McGuire) Michael Gaynor (Carole Gaynor) Tentative candidates: Alton Drake (Robert Lauricello) Edwin (Eddie) Petruzzi (Tony Martucci) Westley Pamphile (Johnny DiStefano) Les Bauer (Johnny DiStefano) John Juchniewicz (Johnny DiStefano) Kyle Johnson (Johnny DiStefano) Adam Johnson (Johnny DiStefan
Deacon Tony Martucci shares: "As America prepares to welcome a new president, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other Catholics to pray the Novena for National Unity from Thursday, Jan. 12, through Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20. The prayer invokes the maternal intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States." The Knights ask all Catholics to pray this Novena for National Unity, beginning on Thursday, Jan. 12, and concluding on Friday, Jan. 20. For more details, go to this link.