Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I know we are going through a difficult time right now and it might feel like it is never going to end. But it will, we just have to have faith and keep praying. I know at times it can be hard to have that faith and you may have doubts, or ask where is God in all this? Why doesn’t He end it? First struggling with doubt is a human condition brought on by the fall of Adam and Eve, they our first parents had doubts for if they did not the fall would never have taken place to begin with and we would all still be in the garden of Eden. Keep in mind many of our great saints if not all our saints with the exception of our Blessed Mother and perhaps St. Joseph had doubts at times and yet they are saints. So, don’t beat yourself up if you struggle with some doubt as long as you turn back to the Lord you will be fine. Second, He is with us through this and he will end it in time. That I think is the hardest part for us humans and I am as guilty as anyone for as you all know I lack in patients for I am always in a hurry, I talk fast, walk fast, type fast (the reason for so many typos) and just in general want things to happen quickly. With prayer it does happen quick sometimes but most times my experience tells me that God wants us to be patient, to trust Him and allow Him to answer our prayers in His time and to trust that He will do just that, our prayers will be answered as long as we remain patient, turn back to Him in times of doubt and have faith.
As hard as it may be, hang in there, don’t lose faith and continue to hope in a better future that will be here before you know it.
Know that you all are in my prayers and even though we cannot be together during this time, I have you with me in my heart.
Be at peace and God Bless you all, Fr. Michael
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please pray for: Kellie Salata, Kelly Chinchar, Jessica, Carol Mangino, Gloria, Daniel Breslin, Stanley, Helen Traina, Joseph Marrone, Bill Marshall, Anthony, Michael, Joseph, Christine Morrison, Jessica Esopo, David McShera, Theresa McPeak, Walter Eckel, William, Steve, Pat, Audra, Philip, Dan Marshall, Frank Bennick, Larry Purcell, Bernadette, Francis Reilly, James Weiss, Chrissy Martin, Anne Trainor, Don Trainor, Rosemary Malangone, Elizabeth Malangone and Maricel Dino.
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The gift of Bread & Wine for the first two weeks of March has been given in memory of Frank Pizza by the Pizza Family.
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020
8:30 Vincenzo Stefano by Mr. & Mrs. Pasquale Stefano
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020
8:30 For the People of the Parish
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020
8:30 Jean Dalessio by the Family
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020
8:30 Antonio Fiorino by the Family
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
8:30 Francesco & Angela Castrovinci by Mr. & Mrs. Giuseppe Castrovinci
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020
8:30 Annv. Antonia D’Alessio by the Family
5:00 pm Matilda & William Vasak by the Family
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020
8:00 Annv. Catherine Napotina by Velona Napotina
10:00 Vincenzo Facchini by the So. Hackensack Seniors
12:00 Joseph Mancini by Your Loving Family
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