September 17, 2023 Twenty Forth Sunday in OT – Matthew 18:21 - 35
The old saying is true: “To err is human; to forgive is divine.” Only God can give us the power to forgive. Jesus, who commands us to forgive seventy times seven (Mt 18:22), is giving to us at this moment the grace to forgive all those who have wronged us in any way. Decide right now to accept His grace. By the power of Jesus, forgive everyone for everything ever done against you. Then, you are free; you can breathe again; you can love again.
Saturday - Sunday, September 16 - 17, Twenty Fourth Sunday in OT
4:00 PM Geri Peck r/o Matthew & Renee Behme
8:00 AM Tom Brodde
10:00 AM Parish Family
Monday, September 18, 9:00 AM Henry Lomax r/o Ethel & Maurice Mitchell
Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 PM Mary Kelley r/o Jimmy & Pat Radzicki
Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 AM Frank & Ann Eckelhofer r/o the Eckelhofer Family
Thursday, September 21, 9:00 AM Shane Schwasta r/o Chris & Terry Kuntz
Friday, September 22, 9:00 AM Communion Service
Our annual Blizzard Bag fundraiser for “Meals on Wheels” is taking place. It’s $5.50 per bag – envelopes are in the back of the church & can be returned during the Sunday collection.
GERTRUDE HAWK CHOCOLATE
Plan ahead to support our Religious Ed. “PREP” program by ordering chocolate and other sweets this Christmas – Fundraiser will start in October.
“Health Care Considerations for Aging Catholics”
Save-the-date for our next event for Seniors Wednesday, November 8, 2023 9:30 Am to 12:30 PM at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center in Piscataway. This event includes Continental breakfast, talk featuring guest speaker Msgr. John Fell, STD, Episcopal Vicar For Health Care Apostolate & will end with Holy Mass. Cost is $10 per person. Call or email Angela Marshall to register: 732-562-1543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan your blood donations to include giving at the St. Edward’s Blood Drive on Dec. 9th.
NJ Right to Life Raffle
Once again, the NJ Right to Life organization is selling raffle tickets to benefit the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, dedicated to protecting all human life from conception to natural death. The first-place prize is a 2024 Volvo XC40 AWD SUV loaded, valued at $43,000. There are 3 other prizes for Shop-Rite gift cards in the amounts of $1000, $750, and $500. Please show your support for LIFE by buying a raffle ticket. They are only $10 per ticket. Bernadette Hunsicker will be available at OLV during all 3 Masses on September 16-17 and at St. Edwards on October 14-15.
To arrange an alternative time or to purchase by mail, please reach out to Bernadette at 908-510-4050.
Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Reverend J. Maciej Melaniuk, a retired priest of the Diocese of Metuchen, who passed away on September 9, 2023. Father Melaniuk was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1986. He served in a number of parishes, including Pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr, South River and Our Lady of Czestochowa, South Plainfield. He retired in 2021.