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AN INVITATION FROM MARTY WEISMAN AND ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE CHURCH

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine will be sponsoring a bus trip to see the seasonally inspiring production of the “Miracle of Christmas” at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on a “first come, first served basis,” with NO REFUNDS, permitted. Following  the performance, we will be dining at the Bird-in-Hand Family Inn for their Grand Smorgasbord.  The price per person will be $120 and includes the Miracle of Christmas performance, dinner at the Bird-in-Hand, (including tax and tip) and round trip transportation from the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, with our bus leaving at 11:15 a.m. For more information, please contact Marty Weisman at: 732-462-7038 or email me at: “comehome@strobert.com “

A THANKSGIVING TESTIMONY by DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

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“Keep your eyes on the prize!” Be thankful for the gift of salvation. As we approach the end of our calendar year and liturgical year, we tend to look back to evaluate our life. We count our blessings as well as our trials. In counting blessings we often look at our material possessions, but seldom count our trials as something for which to be thankful.  We often think of our trials as something to be avoided, or as a punishment for our own sinfulness or the sinfulness of others.  In the 1st letter of Peter we read: “Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.... you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.”  For seventy years my family and I were blessed with good health. However, on Christmas Day, 2012, I suddenly became ill. Because I am a man and can

THE ROSARY by FATHER EDWARD BLANCHETT, SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

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October is called the month of the Rosary. We even have a memorial for Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7, to commemorate the Christian victory over Muslim forces at Lepanto in the Mediterranean, a victory attributed to Pope Pius V and his call for all of Europe to invoke our Lady on behalf of Christian forces. The Rosary also figured strongly in the apparition of Fatima, which celebrated its 100 anniversary on Oct 13 just a few days ago. But what exactly is the Rosary? Latin for “crown of roses”, it is one of the best-known and least understood of devotions. Used by the Catholic Church (although there are also devotees in the Eastern Orthodox Churches and even some Anglican and Lutheran ecclesial communities), there are many who view praying the Rosary as contrary to Jesus’ injunction against the “repetitive babbling like the pagans” of Matthew chapter 6 verse 7. Also, some see it as placing Mary above Jesus (the “Mary worship” of which Catholic are often accused). I think that it

TRENTON 126 NEEDS COMMUNITIES HELP

Trenton 126 is in dire need of your help. Because of the small number of team members, we especially need community to be our prayer partners. If you can come to St. Alfofonso's Chapel and pray for the team, we would very much appreciate it. The Chapel is on the second floor.  It is OK for there to be more than one person in the Chapel to pray for the team and candidates.  Please use the back stairwell to access Chapel.  Directions will be posted.  If you can help, please contact  Maria Palumbo 908-601-6234 or Kathy Tucker 908-415-6006 or email us at trentoncursillo@gmail.com.  TALKS AND TIMES: Know Yourself - Thursday 8:30PM The Prodigal Son - Thursday 9:30PM Three Glances of Christ - Friday 7AM Ideal - Friday 9:30 AM Grace - Friday 10:30AM Laity - Friday 1:15 PM Faith/Divine Aid/Palanca - Friday 2:15PM Piety - Friday 4:15 PM The Person of Christ - Saturday 7AM Eucharist Talk - Saturday 7:30AM Study - Saturday 9:15 AM Sacraments - Saturday 10:1