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Holy Cross Church, Rumson New Jersey
A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Trenton
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The First Sunday after Easter is now known as Divine Mercy Sunday, but in the Latin rite it was called Quasi Modo Sunday after the first two words of the opening prayer in the Latin Mass. Quasi modo or "similar to the manner of" newborn infants crying out for their... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted 7 days ago at Diary of a Parish Priest
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As I prepared for Mass this morning, I felt as if everything has already been done. What more can we do today? Then I spied a hawk, perched on the schoolyard fence - an unusual spot for any bird to select, but unusually quiet today. It was motionless, set at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Another painting by James Tissot, this one of the Last Supper using imagination from a Jewish perspective. We focus attentively and gratefully on Jesus' actions at the supper table, but his final commitment to His Father's will was to take place later that evening in Gethsemane. Bellini's Agony in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Wednesday of Holy Week has also been called "Spy Wednesday," since today's gospel relates the story of Judas' resolve to betray Jesus. For all the betrayals, little and big in our world, those we've committed and those of which we have been the victim, let us ask for forgiveness from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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It was great to be able to visit with the faithful crew at St. Joseph's Workshop in Red Bank and pray with them for the continued success of their ministry of craftmanship and love. They accept donations of wood furniture which they restore and either donate to 180 Turning Lives... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted Mar 19, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted Mar 12, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Posted Mar 5, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
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Why is the Single-Dose COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson Morally Objectionable? The vaccine from Johnson & Johnson uses the direct products of a commercially available human stem cell line which was derived from a fetus aborted many years ago. Unlike the vaccines released to market so far which only... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
Practice the Presence of God In his pastoral letter, Bishop O’Connell shares the spiritual lessons of Carmelite Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, who had been assigned the most menial tasks in the monastery. Brother Lawrence had written that he could find God in the midst of his pots and pans,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest
Download Bulletin February 28, 2021 This week's bulletin contains a two page pictorial on "The Binding of Isaac." Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Diary of a Parish Priest