“The Church is holy, not just because all are welcome. The Church is holy because all belong.” Timothy M. Matovina, - Pope Francis
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The scriptures for the past few Sunday’s have given us a mini-retreat on prayer. Pray even if we have mustard seed sized faith. Pray often, always be grateful like the one healed leper, and never give up, like the widow who badgered the judge.
In today’s Gospel Lk 18:9-14, there is a lesson about our attitude toward prayer. Jesus tell us of two men praying in the temple. One a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. These two might be a little stereo-typed. Not all Pharisees were bad guys, and there must have been a couple of honest tax collectors. The point is to show how each man prayed. The Pharisee’s prayer was full of himself, except for a self-flattering reference to the tax collector. “Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity, greedy, dishonest, adulterous or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and I pay tithes on my whole income.”
Clergy Schedule - Oct. 22-23, 2016 5:00am - Fr. George Dudak; Deacon Rich Reck (P) 7:30am - Fr. George Dudak; Deacon Rich Reck (P) 9:30am - Fr. Ray Pavlick; Deacon Rich Reck 11:00am - Fr. Ray Pavlick The Octoberfest being held this Saturday Oct. 22 is cancelled due to lack of ticket sales. Please call Mike at (973) 366-6227 to arrange your refund.
If you are a Catholic who has been away from regular Mass attendance, please know you are most welcome to join us at any of our worship services and parish functions. Should you like more information about our parish or should you simply want to talk about coming back home, contact our administrator Fr. John Tarantino, or Deacon Ray, Director of Ministries at 973 895-4224.
If you are new to Resurrection Parish or have been coming to Mass for a while, we ask that you stop by and speak with Fr. Tarantino, about becoming part of our parish family. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex; and can be filled out and put in the collection box - or you can download the registration here.
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One–the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through this deeply biblical program, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ.”
Interfaith Furnishings is in great need of kitchen tables with chairs and sofas. Please look over items that you may be ready to replace or eliminate in your home. We also take many other pieces of furniture but right now these are our biggest need. Go to our website: http://www.interfaithfurnishings.org/ and put in items you may be ready to discard. There are many needy families who will be most grateful. Our next pickup is October 15, and the one after that is November 19. Interfaith Furnishings provides home furnishings for those in need by accepting furniture donations from the community at large. We are a non-profit service, located in Randolph, New Jersey, and we serve Morris County exclusively.
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Randolph, New Jersey 07869
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Friday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:30 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM
Weekday Masses: Monday - Friday 9:00 AM
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Holy Day Masses: As Announced.
Novena To Holy Family: After Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Mass