Join Fr. James Grogan for an Evening of Recollection for Engaged and Married Couples on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3816 E State St Ext, Hamilton NJ. This special evening will be led by Fr. James Grogan, Sr., Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Moorestown. Father Grogan combines readings and lecture with musical interludes “to invite couples to reach a deeper relationship with Jesus through recognizing that they have the opportunity to pray differently as a couple.” Light refreshments will follow. To register, contact Barbara at 587-0759 or Dohrenwend@optonline.net.
If you have lost a loved one, and are grieving, come and be refreshed. St. Paul’s Parish in Princeton is offering a 9-week Grief Support Group that will meet in the evenings beginning in April. Peer-support is one of the best ways to move from hurting to hope, in a safe, confidential and compassionate environment rooted in our Catholic faith. There will be trained co-facilitators to support the process of moving toward wholeness and healing. The Grief Support Group is open to all who seek comfort and hope after a loss. To register or if you need more information please call John Twamley at (609) 924-1743.
Under the mandate of Pope Francis, the Church’s centennial celebration of the apparitions of Fatima features a special plenary indulgence (the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin) from Nov. 27, 2016 to Nov. 26, 2017.The plenary indulgence of the jubilee is granted:
|•||have the interior disposition of complete detachment from sin, even venial sin;|
|•||have sacramentally confessed their sins;|
|•||receive the Holy Eucharist (it is certainly better to receive it while participating in Holy Mass, but for the indulgence only Holy Communion is required); and|
|•||pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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