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October 1st is the Feast Day of our patron saint, St. Therese the Little Flower. This weekend each of us has the opportunity to venerate her relic.

The veneration of a relic of a saint goes back to the early days of the Church. All of us treasure things that have belonged to someone we love—a piece of clothing or another personal item. Relics remind us of the holiness of a saint and his or her cooperation in God's work. At the same time, relics inspire us to ask for the prayers of that saint and to beg the grace of God to live the same kind of faith-filled live. 

Please join us at Masses this weekend for this special opportunity.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

  • NOVENA TO ST. THERESE - began Thursday, September 22, 2016
    The novena to our parish patroness, St. Therese, begins on Thursday, September 22.  Please join us in pray before every Mass through Friday, September 30.  You can pick up a copy of the prayer booklet in both churches or at the rectory.

     

     

     

  • NEW - LITTLE FLOWER TWITTER ACCOUNT

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    LITTLE FLOWER HAS LAUNCHED A LITTLE FLOWER PARISH TWITTER ACCOUNT.

    FOLLOW US AT @littleflowerbh

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

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    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 - began 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.

     

  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES - began September 18

    RE 2016RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2016 - 2017
    Classes began the week of September 18
    Sunday - 9/18 at 8:25 am and 10:25 am
    Monday - 9/19 at 3:30 pm
    Wednesday - 9/21 at 3:30 pm

     

     

  • BEREAVEMENT GROUP - FALL SUPPORT SESSION - began 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

  • CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ON END-OF-LIFE CARE WORKSHOP - October 2, 2016

    Respect LifeThe Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Care and the Dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide

     

    In New Jersey, a “Death with Dignity” bill is pending which, if passed, would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in our state.

    But what does “Death with Dignity” really mean? What does the church teach about life- sustaining healthcare decisions? On SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 AT 7:00 PM, guest speaker Jennifer Ruggiero, Director of the Office of Respect for Life – Diocese of Metuchen, will present a workshop which will address the following topics: Advance Directives for Health Care, Nutrition and Hydration, Proportionate Care, Palliative Care, the dangers of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Legislation.

    The workshop will take place in the UPPER CHURCH AT 7:00 PM AND IS FREE OF CHARGE.

    Please join us to learn more about this important topic.

     

  • 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.

     

    56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee Year of Mercy 

     

     

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