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Legion of Mary Celebrates 100th Year of Fatima Apparitions
With May Rosary Event
The Legion of Mary invites you to participate in a special evening event to celebrate the 100thAnniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on Tuesday, May 16th, at 7:00 p.m. in the church.
Make it a family event or just come alone or with friends to experience the messages of Fatima, rosary recitation, prayer and petitions. We continue to live in a troubled world and once again we have the opportunity to heed the messages from the Immaculate Heart of Mary in this special devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary. We will meet in the parking lot entrance and form a procession to the front of the church. (In case of rain, we will meet in the church.)
Five thousand rosary rallies across the country are planned to commemorate this event. Mary’s message is that prayer and sacrifice can achieve world peace, a message that Catholics around the world can take to heart.
Principal Wanted for St. Mary of the Lakes School
St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic School, a Pre-K, K-8 school with approximately 325 students and staff of 35, is currently seeking a Principal to begin July 1, 2017. The qualified candidate must be a practicing Catholic committed to Catholic education. Applicant must possess Diocesan Certification as a basic catechist or demonstrate its equivalency, a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree in Administration preferred), and a valid NJ Principal’s Certificate. Applicant must have at least five years' teaching experience, preferably in Catholic schools. Prior school administration experience is strongly preferred. Applicant must supply evidence of competency in management and communication skills. Please submit resume and letter of interest by May 15, 2017 to:
Principal Search Committee
St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church
40 Jackson Road
Medford, NJ 08055
Religious Education classes for Grades 1-7 officially end April 25th/26th for the academic year. We are indebted to the 100+ dedicated men and women who volunteer their time and talent each week to share their faith with almost 900 registered PREP students. Additionally this year, we welcomed back high school and college students to whom we are also grateful.
We also thank volunteers responsible for the success of Children’s Church and Children’s Masses. Furthermore, we acknowledge all those who donate time and talent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Missionary Childhood Association, the Christian Caring Center, the New Jerusalem Recovery Center and other such organizations. Thank you and God bless you!
Although PREP classes are coming to a close, our work continues. In May, school and PREP second graders will be making their First Eucharist, following the 176 young men and women of who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this month. We are proud of these students, as well as those who helped prepare these joyous celebrations.
Registration forms for 2017-2018 PREP classes will be mailed end-June to families currently enrolled. Volunteer catechists, classroom assistants, hall monitors and baby sitters are again needed, as well as clerical support. No experience necessary - just a love of children and a desire to share one’s faith. We offer training.
Last, but not least, Vacation Bible School takes place July 31st through August 4th. Check the bulletin for details
For the next two weeks, beginning April 17th, daily Masses will be held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:15 a.m. and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. Mark you calendars.
Congratulations to Our Confirmandi