Soccer Balls for Joy are Baaack!
As the Gold Cup (a soccer competition determining the champion of North America, Central America, and the Caribbian) and the Copa America 2015 (a soccer competition determining the champion of South America) are coming near. We are invited to share the joy of this game with others and give back. As Christians, we have a social responsibility with the least in our society, especially with the kids. For this reason and following the tradition we started last year, we have SOCCER BALLS FOR JOY back into our parish family. As all of you know, the idea of this project is to collect soccer balls for children in poverty. Children around the world love soccer more than any other sport. Yet many children in poverty have never played with a real toy or an actual soccer ball. This summer, Fr, Jhon will be going to Kenya for a mission trip. It will be a memorable opportunity for him to share the Gospel and soccer with many people, especially the children and the less fortunate in the world. Our suggestion is that you do not buy an expensive soccer ball. There are soccer balls that you can purchase for less than $10.00. You can also make checks payable to STA Soccer Balls for Joy to help the shipping. With so little, we can do so much!
Would you like to be updated in your Faith?
Starting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in the Social Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle, Deacon Milt ans his wife, MaryAnn will give an eight week presentation to help update you on your faith. Please bring any questions you may have regarding your Faith. If you are interested, call Deacon Milt(973) 271-597.
Parish Maintenance Committee(S)
Thanks to all who volunteered to be on the Parish Maintenance Committees. Soon you will be contacted by our Chairman, Tom Barret for a meeting.
Save the Date; Sunday September 13, 2015
Combined Parish Picnin at St. John Vianney Church
Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. outdoors (weather permitting); Please bring your own folding chairs. The picnic will begin at 1:00 p.m., immediately following Mass in the pine Grove to the left of the Church.
Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir - will be visiting our parishes during the month of June
PRAY THE ROSARY
Come join us Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Holy Sacrament Chapel to pray the Rosary.
FEED THE WORKING POOR
ALL parishioners of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. John Vianney are again invited to help feed the working poor by cooking and freezing a tray of food to feed a family of four. Trays and instructions will be available after the Masses NEXT weekend, May 9/10. Please return your frozen tray at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Trays may be dropped off in front of STA or in front of SJV Church, not Madonna Hall. Please be on time when dropping off your tray, as volunteers at the Fr. English Center will be awaiting our arrival with the trays.
Think of Catholic Charities Clothes
The clothing box revenues help to feed almost 9000 people every month in our pantries as well as fund other emergency services for the poor.
Food Pantries need your Help!
We are asking everyone in our parish families every time they come to Mass at St. John Vianney or St. Thomas the Apostle to please bring at least one food item, personal product, gift card, or donation. The items can be left in the vestibule at St. John Vianney or in the Social Hall at St. Thomas the Apostle. You will be supporting: Harvest House, Sussex; Hope House, Dover; New Hope Food Pantry, Oak Ridge; Partnership for Social Services, Franklin.
We thank all of those who faithfully and generously, every week share what they have with those who have nothing.