Bulletin & Events

Prevalent aspects of our culture are very dangerous psychologically. But the Church has antidotes

10-20-2019 Tom Hoopes

Suicide is not a problem mainly of the wealthy celebrity suicides that make the news. Nor is it limited to those suffering from depression or ongoing mental illness, as author Elizabeth Scalia points out.

As multi-faceted and complex as the epidemic is, there was a study two years ago that is still worth pondering.

Statistically for one group, suicide is a “vanishing phenomenon,” according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In a study of nurses, “among the 6,999 Catholic women who said they attended Mass more than once a week, there was not a single suicide.”

It would be terribly wrong to draw from this statistic any idea that people who struggle with depression (or have lost Catholic family members to suicide) are somehow not Catholic enough. Faith is not itself a remedy for sickness, mental or physical.

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Announcements and Events

Lighting Hearts on Fire: One Day Walking Pilgrimage

Lighting Hearts on Fire is a campaign of spiritual renewal within the Diocese of Metuchen that seeks to bring about a renewed zeal for evangelization among the faithful. All youth, families, and people of faith are invited to participate in the walking pilgrimage in beautiful Hunterdon County.

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

We need committed adorers, people willing to sign-up for a particular hour of Eucharistic Adoration each week.

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Our Food Pantry Needs Your Help

This week the pantry is in need of the following items: Oil & Mayo, Canned Beans, Canned Fruit & Applesauce, Diapers Size 4-6, Pasta Sauce, Coffee.

Please place items in the boxes located in the Narthex of the church. Please check dates on donations, we can not use any out of date products.

Fall Study : The Bible and the Virgin Mary

Oct 21, 2019

Monday mornings 9:45-11:45am (after 9:00am Mass) beginning Mon, Oct 7 OR Thursday evenings 7:00-8:30pm beginning Thu, Oct 10

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Conferencia Para Parejas

Oct 26, 2019: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Parroquia St. Magdalen Pazzi

The Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Oct 26, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019: 8:00am (weekly)

Join us every Saturday morning at the 8:00am Mass as we pray this traditional Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830 and requested the creation of the medal which came to be known as the Miraculous medal.

Trunk or Treat

Oct 27, 2019: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

A safe and family-friendly alternative to traditional “Trick or Treating” (Rain or Shine). No scary or inappropriate costumes or decorations will be permitted.

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Bishop Barron's Pivotal Players

Oct 27, 2019: 7:00pm (weekly)

Sundays at 7:00pm, Oct 6 - Nov 10

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Fri, Nov 1 - the Solemniy of All Saints - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Oct 31, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019

Mass times:
Thu, Oct 31 7:30pm Vigil Mass (Spanish)
Fri, Nov 1: 7:00am, 9:00am, 7:30pm

Evening at the Opera

Nov 2, 2019: 6:30pm

International vocal artists that have graced stages around the world are coming to Saint Magdalen de Pazzi Parish. If you enjoy music, you must not miss this extra special evening. Dress in black and white, invite family and friends, bask in the array of sound.

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