Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from November 27, 2016 until November 26, 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence:
A Mass honoring law enforcement personnel in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties will be celebrated on April 18. 2017 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton at 10:30 a.m.
The 18th annual event is held to offer thanks to God for the dedication and sacrifice made by the women and men in law enforcement and for their families and communities. The Celebration of Law Enforcement, or Blue Mass as it has come to be known, is sponsored by the diocese each year and is coordinated by the Blue Mass committee, among others.
Luncheon donation of $20 per person requested. Immediate families of law enforcement personnel are free. Reservations required by April 11, JBritt@dioceseoftrenton.org • 609-403-7199.
The Station Churches of Mercer County is an opportunity for us to glean a bit of history as we make our way to the various churches throughout our county. Beginning at St. Raphael/Holy Angels on March 2, we move throughout Mercer County visiting 12 different parish churches. As we move from church to church we can imagine the thousands of people who have journeyed to these churches especially during the Lenten season to offer their prayer and worship. We can unite our prayers with theirs and join our voices with this great crowd of witnesses who over the past two hundred years have found many ways to give glory to God, and public witness to their Catholic Faith. During this Lenten season we can intensify our resolve to be a sign of unity and an instrument of peace in Mercer county and throughout the world.
Each Church that we will visit has a special history and its own particular treasures. Each has been the place of baptisms, confirmations, weddings, funerals and a place where countless numbers have encountered God. This Lenten pilgrimage takes us to Holy Ground throughout Mercer County. Join in as many visits as you are able, asking God’s blessing on all who journey with you through this Lenten Pilgrimage of 2017.
The Stations Churches will be at St. Gregory the Great on April 5th at 7:30pm. Click here for the full schedule.
Office of Vocations Sponsors Afternoon at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
The Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Trenton is sponsoring an afternoon (arriving at the seminary at 3:00 p.m. and departing at 6:30 p.m.) for boys in grades 7-12 to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 30th.
The afternoon will include: talks by seminarians and Vocation Directors: Father Mike Wallack, Father Garry Koch and Father Dan Swift a seminary tour; gym time; vespers (evening prayer); and, a light dinner.
The purpose of the outing is to introduce boys to what a seminary is like and to consider a possible vocation to the priesthood. Adult chaperones are needed for transportation to/from and supervision at the seminary.
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To chaperone, please complete a driver information form.
For more information, please contact Father Dan at email@example.com.
Our parishioners are encouraged to participate in the weekly prayer witnesses held every Saturday from 7am to 10am at the Princeton (American) Women's Center at the Hamilton Professional Center, 1345 Kuser Road in Hamilton and from 9am to 11 am on Saturdays at the
Planned Parenthood facility at 437 E. State in Trenton and on Thursday mornings from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Through a joint effort of the Diocese of Trenton and Catholic Charities, licensed professional counselors are available to help parishioners with difficult issues that interfere with day-to-day functioning. This service can be accessed by contacting one of our priests who will provide additional information and a referral. The fee is $75 per session.
If needed, financial assistance for short term counseling (up to 6 sessions) is available through the Diocese of Trenton Parish Counseling Services. The Diocese of Trenton will provide a grant of $50 per session (up to 6 sessions) toward the total cost of counseling. The client will be responsible for the co-pay ($25 per session) toward the total amount per session.
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NJ SUICIDE PREVENTION HOPELINE
Dial 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735) or text 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need someone to talk to. Hopeline specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.
Mercer County Crisis Intervention / Suicide Hotline 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week
Call CONTACT of Mercer County
(609) 896-2120 or (609) 585-2244 or the Teenline at (609) 896-4434
HEALING FROM ABORTION
Have you suffered an abortion? Experience God's love and mercy and begin the journey of healing. Please call the Sisters of Life at 866-575-0075 or email email@example.com. For men, call Theresa Bonopartis at Lumina: 877-586-4621 or email Lumina@postabortionhelp.org.
There is help available for those who may be struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For immediate assistance 24 hours a day, call NJ Addictions Services Hotline at 1-844-276-2777.
If you or anyone in your family is affected by an addiction to alcohol or drugs, please call Bill Giovannetti (Nar-Anon) at (609) 587–7215 or Bill Wilson (City of Angels) at (609) 203 – 6269.
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