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The Holy Father has declared Thursday, September 1, 2016 as the World Day of Prayer for Creation. Please say a prayer and click the link to view the video from Pope Francis.

Family Promise Homeless Hosting - Little Flower - Sunday, August 28 through Sunday, September 4. Go to Sign-Up Genius on the left side bar of the Home Page to see how you can help.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • HOMELESS MINISTRY HOSTING - AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 4

    Homeless Ministry

    Our next Family Promise homeless hosting at Little Flower will be from Sunday, August 28 through Sunday, September 4. There are 3 homeless ministry sign-up links on SignUp Genius on the left side bar of the Home Page.

    - For policy compliant* volunteers to serve as an evening coordinator, dinner, evening, overnight and breakfast hosts or as emergency drivers.
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    For any volunteers to assist with the setup or teardown or to drop off a meal item.
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    For any volunteers to donate groceries and supplies.

    Most volunteer positions only require about 2 hours of your time.

    The drop-off date for those donating the needed groceries and supplies items will be Thursday, August 25 from 6-8 PM in the cafeteria.

    * The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policy requires that all adult volunteers directly serving youth and vulnerable adults complete a volunteer application, submit to a background check, agree to abide by the Archdiocesan Policies and Code of Ethics and attend the Protecting God’s Children Workshop. See the Safe Environment section on the parish website for details. Only those volunteers who have complied with these requirements may directly serve our homeless ministry guests.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRY - PROJECT LEADERS NEEDED

    Social Concerns

    Each year our Community Outreach Ministry hosts events that provide people with basic necessities such as food and clothing as well as providing opportunities for people to live up to their God-given potential such as academic scholarships for low-income families and many more services!  These projects take place throughout the year and we are in need of people to lead a project or two. 

    It’s a great volunteer opportunity for busy people as the commitment is seasonal.   Please consider volunteering for one project and help Little Flower meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in the community. 

    Call Meghan Calichman (862-210-0467) or Liz McCulloch (908-334-2258) or email us at communityoutreach.lf@gmail.com

     

     

     

  • ADULT BIBLE STUDY - JAMES: PEARLS FOR WISE LIVING - begins September 13, 2016

    James

    Adult Bible Study – James, an Introduction

     

    Have you ever struggled with living your faith practically? Do you want advice on how to live as a Catholic where you are? The Book of James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Its teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.

    James: Pearls for Wise Living offers practical guidance by applying the wisdom of James to our current lives. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.

    The Bible Study sessions consist of DVD teachings by Catholic theologian Jeff Cavins, a review of reading assignments and study guide questions & answers, and time to share with one another.

    What:                       The Book of James Bible Study

    Duration:                  11 weeks starting Tuesday, Sept 13th (no class Nov 1 & Nov 22)

    When:                       Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9pm

    Where:                      Little Flower Parish School Building, Room 2H


    Advanced registration is preferred to allow time to order workbooks. Forms available on the church website or on sign-up genius.        

    Registration form Link              Signup Genius link

     
    Questions?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sam & Marianne Sowell at 732-360-1473

     

     

     

     

     

  • DIVORCED AND SEPARATED SUPPORT GROUP - begins September 14, 2016

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    Support Group for the Divorced and Separated

    Are you separated or divorced?  Do you know someone who is?  Little Flower’s Divorced and Separated Ministry is offering a twelve week support group designed to provide comfort and healing before, during, and after the divorce process.  The group will begin meeting on Wednesday, September 14 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and will continue through November 30.

     

    The program features video presentations from The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide followed by discussion.  Some of the topics covered are: Finding Strength and Help, Getting Through Your Anger, Learning to Forgive, Handling Money Wisely, and Relearning How to Date.  The group is open to all denominations.  Registration is required.

     

    Anyone wishing to attend or to receive more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish office at 908-464-1585.

     

  • BEREAVEMENT GROUP - FALL SUPPORT SESSION - begins September 19, 2016
    Bereavement Rose Registration is NOW OPEN for our free-of-charge 8 week Fall Bereavement Support Goup, "Healing the Grieving Heart:  The Journey after the Death of a Loved One." 

    Facilitated by professional counselor Liz Migneco, this session will run Mondays September 19th through November 21st from 7-8:30pm in room 1H of the school building.  Registration Required.

    Information brochures are available in the literature rack of the upper church, little church and the rectory foyer or use the link below.

    Call Mariana Terrezza at 908-665-9056 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

    Click the link for the Fall Support Group Brochure

  • PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW PASTORAL ASSOCIATE - MARGARET MANNING

      MManningHeadshot MARGARET MANNING


    Margaret majored in Religious Studies at Stonehill College where she was involved in all aspects of Campus Ministry. Through retreat and service experiences, Margaret discerned that she wanted to pursue a career in ministry.  After college she participated in a year of service volunteering full time at a hospitality center for the homeless in Phoenix, AZ.  Then, she completed a Master of Divinity at the University of Notre Dame before moving to Boston and serving in parishes for the past five years.  

    Here are some fun facts about Margaret:
    Family life:  Youngest of 6 children and has 12 nieces and nephews.  

    ManningFamily  Married to Patrick and has a baby named Emily.
    Hobbies: Cooking and baking new recipes, traveling, spending time outside with good people.
    Favorite way to pray:  Imaginative prayer where You place yourself in the Biblical scene.  St. Ignatius of Loyola teaches this in his Spiritual Exercises.
    Favorite bands:  U2 and Guster.
    Favorite sports:  Soccer and ultimate frisbee.
    Most exciting thing about moving to New Jersey: Living in such a beautiful area with lots of open space.

    Please join us in welcoming Margaret to the Little Flower family.  Her first day is July 1, 2016.

     

     

  • RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT

     

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     Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

     

    The world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion

    Healing the Pain of Abortion, One Weekend at a time

    Sponsored by: The Newark Archdiocese Respect Life Office

     

    When: September 9-11, 2016

    Where: Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center

    499 Belgrove Drive

    Kearny NJ, 07032

     

    Cost: $150 (includes all retreat materials and meals)

     

    For more information contact the Respect Life Office

    Cheryl A. Riley 973-497-4350 or via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    All calls and e-mails are confidential.

     

     

     

    If you or someone you know is hurting from an abortion, please call our toll-free national hotline today:

    1-877-HOPE-4-ME (1-877-467-3463)

     

    Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats http://rachelsvineyard.org/

     

  • A RETREAT SERIES AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

    70 X 7: FAITH, FAMILY, & FORGIVENESS, PART III DEVELOPING A HEART OF MERCY

     

    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY PRESENTS:

    A Retreat Series at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

    Seton Hall University

    400 South Orange Avenue, South  Orange, NJ 07079

     

    Click the link for full information

     

  • 2016 JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY AT LITTLE FLOWER

    Year of MercyHow can we show others the mercy of God?  We say God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor.  We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to reflect God's mercy authentically.  This information can help you explore the different ways in which you can live out that mercy every day!  

    Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy - How you can live them in your daily life?

    Opportunities for ALL types of service are available right here at Little Flower. You can help as much or as little as your schedule allows.

    Click the Icon to see all the opportunities we have to offer.

     

     

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