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May 1 – Pilgrimage to honor St Joseph

April 9th, 2021 olphadmin A pilgrimage is planned in honor of St Joseph the Worker to  St Joseph Polish Church in Camden. A caravan will be departing the Assumption Church at 1130 on Saturday May 1st.       Ending with a 2pm healing mass. In order to obtain the plenary indulgence, you must have celebrated the sacrament of confession within 2…

Food Pantry is Open!

April 9th, 2021 olphadmin The Society of St Vincent de Paul Parish Food Pantry will be open on Thursdays from 3-4pm. If you or someone you know in Our Parish & Local Galloway Twp. Community are in need please call the Parish Office 609-652-0008 x211 for assistance.

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EMBRACING RACE – The Conversation

July 19th, 2021 olphadmin

Mission Statement: The Conversation seeks to gather people of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to engage in authentic dialogue about racism – to acknowledge and confront it, and then move in faith toward dismantling it, building a more loving community. Find out more…

If you are new to EMBRACING RACE, we encourage you to join a 30-minute virtual meeting for new folks to engage in a review of our prior activities, events and book discussions. The 101 group also gives people the chance to get to know current members before joining a larger group discussion. 101 is typically held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. To register for the next 101 meeting, email  embracing.race.conversation@gmail.com for the Zoom link. 

July 11, 2021

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ARCS Job Opening – Maintenance Person

July 5th, 2021 olphadmin

Job Opening 

Assumption Regional Catholic School, located in Galloway, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time year-round maintenance person to join our faith-filled school community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the daily maintenance of the school, cleaning as necessary, lifting heavy objects, painting, setting up and taking down for school events, screen repairs, minor repairs, ordering and replacing supplies, preventative maintenance, and the general care of the outside of the building. The ideal candidate will work closely with the principal and facilities manager. Prior maintenance experience is strongly desired. A criminal background check is required as well as participation in VIRTUS training. Please submit a resume and references to Joan Dollinger, Principal at applicants@arcsgalloway.org  

4th of July Parade

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Registration for Religious Education Classes – 2021-2022

June 28th, 2021 olphadmin

In-Person Classes will resume in September. Calendar with Opening Dates will follow. 

We are offering weekly Sunday sessions starting at 9:40 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., as well as Monthly Family Classes meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  

The deadline this year for re-registering your child(ren) is Monday, August 2, 2021.  

Tuition is $100.00 for the first child and $150.00 for a family of two or more.  

If financial constraints are of concern, please don’t hesitate to contact the parish office as we are most willing to arrange financial assistance. 

Registration forms are available in the narthex of the church. Please drop off your completed copy to the parish office.

We are in need of catechists and office volunteers. We are gladly waving tuition for all teaching catechists and partial tuition for all volunteers. Our program would not exist without our parish community. Thank you. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Faith Formation Office at 609-652-0008 ext.208. 

Peace, Kimberly Feinsilver 

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June 23rd, 2021 olphadmin

11th Sunday B. 2021

Mark: 4:26-34

Jesus speaks about the kingdom of God.

11th Sunday B. 2021

Mark: 4:26-34

Jesus speaks about the Kingdom of God a great deal. He says the Kingdom of Heaven is ‘like…’

Jesus is talking about a time, not a place.

The Kingdom of Heaven is "a time when God’s power for [good, truth, beauty and connection] is fully realized in the world and evil is defeated" (Lector Workbook p.210).

Evil is the intention not to realize good, truth, beauty and connection (union).

Whenever you take action in faith for good, truth, beauty and connection; your action presents in time the Kingdom of Heaven.

The parable tells us that we do not know how the Kingdom grows and spreads. We do not know how the Kingdom brings forth fruit. The parable tells us that the smallest act in faith can become like a great tree in which birds may nest, giving shade to those who shelter beneath its branches.

How is our parish an act of faith that makes present the reign of God?

When we gather in the name of Jesus, when we teach in the name of Jesus, when we sing in the name of Jesus; the reign of God is.

When we suffer, when we rejoice, when we eat, when husband and wife love in the name of Jesus; the reign of God-the Kingdom of Heaven-is.

It is a small thing that becomes a big thing.

It is a hidden thing that becomes an epiphany.

It is a little kindness that changes a life.

The act of the church…our community’s faith is to take a human being who is dedicated to death and dedicate her to life eternal. To take a lost human being and set them on their way.

The act of the church is to guide a man of lies to encounter the man of truth. When the church acts in faith; the reign of Heaven is.

The church only acts, when you act; and through your acts of faith, the Spirit of God breathes.

Your little acts, your small deeds, your hidden charity, your random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of beauty in faith expand the Kingdom of God.

You walk by faith. You are courageous. You are the fruit of the loving labor of our parish. By your actions in faith, God saves the world. One person at a time.

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June 23rd, 2021 olphadmin

Body and Blood of Christ.

June 6, 2021 COVID. Obligation of Mass Restored.

“Commemorates the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the appearance of bread and wine in the Eucharist" Lector Workbook, 2021.

Mark: 14:12-16, 22-26

There will be blood.

The writers of the Gospels had technique. They used literary techniques as sophisticated as any used today by writers of commercials, the New York Times, or Fox News.

They used these techniques to enhance their writing so that you might come to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

One of these techniques is known as ‘sandwiching.’

Two stories ‘sandwich’ the Last Supper narrative. These two stories were omitted in today’s Gospel reading but given the times in which we are living, it might be helpful to consider them.

Mark: 14:17-22 and 14:27-31 are the slices of bread that sandwich the pea-nut butter and jelly of Mark’s last supper (verses 22-26).

In Mark: 14:17-22, Jesus reveals that one of his own would betray him.

Imagine how Jesus must have felt.

Have you ever been betrayed: Husband or wife? Brother or sister? Teammate, partner, friend or parent?

After this depressing revelation, Jesus offers the Passover prayer but adds a twist saying that the bread is His flesh and the wine is His blood; which will initiate a new relationship between God and people.

His dysfunctional family of choice (the Apostles) eat, sing, and head out to the Garden. As they are going (vs.27-31) Jesus says: One of His own, Peter, would deny him not once, not twice, but many times and all the other disciples will have their faith shaken.

All of you will have your faith shaken!

Sandwiched between betrayals and denials.

Between scandals and greed.

Between Republicans and Democrats.

Between masks, social distancing, and COVID-19.

Between your individual rights and the common good.

All of you will have your faith shaken!

“The shepherd will be struck, and the sheep will be scattered.”

Stealing an election, Chapter 11, clergy sexual abuse, and the continuing indifference to the lynching of blacks by police have shaken my faith.

It is members of the Body of Christ who do this: Judas on the Right, Peter on the Left and the Body and Blood of Jesus in between.

Of the other ten disciples; they are silent, doubting, and entertaining conspiracies.

Oh! There will be blood, church.

Between U. S. who are betraying or silent, and U. S. who are denying and silent; there will be blood.

Between the conspiracy to betray Jesus and the denial of Jesus three times; there will be blood.

What are we to do?

Jesus takes bread, gives thanks and blessing.

Breaks the bread. Gives it to those on the right and those on the left saying;

“Take, this is my body.”

Over the wine he gives thanks and blessing saying;

“This is my blood.”

In sadness he concludes, “I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine, until the day when I drink it new, in the Kingdom of God.”

Between betrayals and denials-church, I want to be with Jesus who gives thanks and blesses and shares His broken body and spilled blood.

This is the new relationship between God who is perfect and you and I who are not.

Jesus chose Judas and Peter and the silent 10 men and women to be with Him as He has chosen you and I and all Catholic deniers and betrayers.

We are all deniers and betrayers!

And we are all the Good News of Jesus Christ, if we choose to be.

Jesus agonizes in the Garden: His friends, His enemies, His God, His mother; His body and soul.

If you have experienced agony in these last two years, you have experienced the Body and Blood of Jesus.

If you have struggled with your will, you have experienced the Body and Blood of Jesus.

If you have risen and fallen or been enraged and benumbed, you have experienced the Body and Blood of Jesus.

Jesus is the mediator of this new relationship who “cleans our conscience from dead works, to worship the living God.”

Call upon the name of the Lord and be saved!

See who you are! Become who see!

Blessed be God!

Blessed be God’s holy name!

Blessed be Jesus Christ; True God and True man!

Blessed be the Name of Jesus!

Blessed be His most Sacred Heart!

Blessed be His most Precious Blood!

Blessed be Jesus in the most holy sacrament of the altar!

Blessed be God, in His angles and in his saints!