Due to the closure of St. Paul School there will be no Parish Religious Education Classes today, February 12.
As Christians we are called to honor God as the Creator of Heaven and Earth, of all seen and unseen; we are called to be stewards of creation, to "tend the garden" and take good care of our common home, planet Earth. One way of protecting our common home is to be conscious of the impact we have on the environment, to be conscious of the use of our resources. Our parish and school have long been participants in the recycling programs of the Princeton community; i.e. single stream recycling of paper, plastic, etc.. Recently, we have installed a suitable recycling bin in the church vestibule. Please recycle your used paper and plastic bottle waste in our new recycling bin in the church vestibule!
As part of our efforts to provide safe environments for children, and young people, and in conformity with diocesan policy all adults whose employment, volunteering or ministry involves regular contact with minors must submit to a criminal background check through fingerprint analysis as determined by the Diocese of Trenton and a VIRTUS Awareness Training Program. These sessions cover the scope and nature of child sexual abuse in addition to giving participants the five steps that caring adults can follow to protect children. Next session is Monday, February 11th from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in St. Timothy Room. Please click here to register. For more information on our Safe Environment Ministry, click here.
The winter session of the Bible Study Program will run from January 23rd to April 10th.
We meet each week with an option of either a Wednesday morning meeting from 10 am to 11:30 am or a Thursday evening meeting from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Each session includes a video lecture by a biblical scholar followed by open discussion of the week's reading. The group meets in the conference room at the St Paul Spiritual Center.
This winter we will continue with "The Bible TimeLine: The Story of Salvation", studying this story as revealed to us in selected Books of the Old Testament from Joshua to Maccabees. Participants in the first part of this program will receive by email the schedule of meetings and readings for the winter session. They will not need to purchase any new material. New comers to the program are welcome. They will need to register and purchase the Study Guide for The Bible TimeLine course. All, from any parish or faith, are encouraged to join us in our study and sharing of the Bible.
For more information or to register please contact Chuck Balestri at email@example.com.
CVS will be sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic at St. Paul on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Spiritual Center Lobby/Lounge. Please bring medical insurance cards and/or Medicare B Card (Over 65yrs of age). If you have no insurance, a discount coupon is available.
The First Reconciliation Retreat is this Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Children preparing for Reconciliation are expected to attend with one parent/guardian. We will begin the day in prayer as we gather in the Church, and then children and parents will break into their own sessions. The purpose of the day is to provide children an opportunity to become more comfortable with the sacrament of reconciliation. Parents will have their own opportunity for reflection and conversation on preparing their children for this sacrament.
On Sunday, September 16th all families enrolled in the Family Home Study Program are invited to attend the 11:30 a.m. parish Mass. Following Mass we will meet in St. Paul School Gym where materials will be distributed, and we will discuss the resources available for a successful religious education year. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sunday and Tuesday PREP will begin on September 16th (8:40 am- 9:45 am) and on September 18th (4:30-5:45 pm). We ask that parents plan to be available for their child's first session, as we will introduce our catechists, and share important information about the year to come, and what is expected.
Our parish will will celebrate the beginning of Fall and welcome all back with our annual ParishFest on Sunday, September 9. We will begin the day with a multi-cultural mass at 11:30 am followed by an American style Picnic together foods from the various cultures of our community. We invite each family to bring an ethnic dish for our pot luck tables. There will be a DJ with games for our kids as well as a bounce and pony rides. There will also be some cultural entertainment. ParishFest is a wonderful way to celebrate great and diverse Catholic Community of Princeton.
Our parish also invites the adults of our community join us on the evening of Saturday, September 8 for an 80's Dance. This adult only activity is a way to meet new people and to catch up after the summer months. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and how to become a member of our community? Do you need to complete your Sacraments of Initiation? You are invite to an inquiry session about our upcoming RCIA process on Wednesday, August 22 or Thursday, September 13 at 7:30 pm the Parish Center, St. Timothy Room. Contact Deacon Frank at 516-316-2500 for more information. For more information on RCIA click here.