St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church

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             Thomas said in respone; "My Lord and My God" 

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 TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
OCTOBER 19, 2014

Some Announcements from the Spiritual Life Ministry

The Spiritual Life Ministry invites you to join us as we study the letter of James. The book we will be using is part of Loyola Press' Six Weeks with the Bible series entitled James: Put  Your Faith to Work which will teach us how to apply Jesus' teachings to our lives as members of God's Kingdom. We will meet on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 8 and ending on Nov. 12. If you can't make every Wednesday, come when you can. The cost for the workbook is $10.00. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn at 973-208-9303 or dmccart4@optonline.net.


Parish Movie Night - God's Not Dead- Saturday, October 25, 2014


An invitation from Fr. Jhon,

If you are sick and suffering, remember, God is not the cause of our pain, but the source of our healing and hope. If you do not see God acting in your life and you feel lonely. If your life doesn't make sense, remember, He is alive. HE ISN'T DEAD.

I hope that as you join us, you will become encouraged and more confident to share this Good News with others. Come and celebrate God in our lives. - Fr. Jhon.


Parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle & St. John Vianney are invited to the Spiritual Life Ministry's showing of God's Not Dead on Saturday October, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas. This Faith-filled movie examines what happens when an atheist philosophy professor insists the new students in his class declare that "God is dead". Unable to do that, one student is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God's Not Dead. This movie is rated PG and is recommended for adults and adolescents.  


More Events on the Horizon from the Spiritual Life Ministry- Mark your Calendars:

Monday, December 1, @ 8:00 p.m. - meeting to plan for the Living the Eucharist Program

Saturday/Sunday Masses, December 6/7, @ SJV & STA - Collect Christmas jars

Sunday, December 7, @ 12:30 p.m. at STA - Last Guy Out of Purgatory Day of Reflection

Saturday, December 13, @ 7:30 p.m. - The Nativity Movie

Sunday, December 14, @ 12:00 noon at SJV - Last Guy Out of Purgatory Day of Reflection


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All Souls Remembrance

In the Spirit of remembering the deceased, we will remember our deceased relatives and friends by placing their names on the Altar in the Church for weekend Liturgies and on the Altar in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel for Weekday Liturgies during the month of November. To remember your loved ones, please fill out the "All Souls Day Remembrance" envelopes that are in the vestibule. Please return the envelope enclosed to "The box" in the Vestibule no later than, Thursday October 30, 2014.


"Remember those who have fallen asleep in the hope of rising again, that they may see God face to face."


Sunday, November 2nd is All Souls Day. We invite you on the weekend of November 1 (All Saints Day) / November 2 to bring framed picture(s) of your deceased relatives and friends to Mass and place them on the Altar stairs in front of the Altar.

Please note any size picture will do as long as it is NO LARGER THAN 5" X 7".

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Protecting God's Children

Tuesday. November 4. at 6:00 p.m.


Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible. The Protecting God's Children Program assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the church and society in general. The Protecting God's Children program for adults is a 2 1/2 hour live awareness session instructing that to protect children, you must have continuous awareness and vigilance. This awareness session makes trainees understand the signs of Child Sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five empowerment steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. 


The latest FBI Statistics reports that their is one child sexual predator per mile in the US. No community is safe. It is up to all adults to protect children by arming themselves with knowledge that will make our communities and programs undesirable places for child sexual molesters to be.


Come to this free training session being held at St. Thomas church on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your adult friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who is interested in wanting to learn what can be done to save a child from this horror. It is a guarantee that you will be glad you came.  Registration for this event can be done at www. virtus.org.

All adults 18yrs of age and older, in order to work with children in any of our Diocesan programs must take the Protecting God's Children workshop.


Saint Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church

5635 Berkshire Valley Road

Oak Ridge, New Jersey 07438

973-208-0090  

stsec@optonline.net

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God Bless!

LITURGY SCHEDULE

Weekend Liturgies

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.

Week-Day Liturgies

Monday: 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. 


Holy Days: 8:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Saturday Evening
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
By request contact 
the parish office