Mass Changes Begin February 25-26
On August 8, 2022, Bishop Sullivan decreed a course of action consolidating parish Mass schedules based solely on parish priest availability. This consolidation is to take effect no later than July 1, 2023.
Bishop Sullivan reasoned that consolidating Masses to increase attendance will allow pastors to more effectively devote liturgical resources such as music, art and environment to the parish liturgy. Bishop Sullivan explained that this is a decision for the near future of the Church in South Jersey, where “much sooner than later, most diocesan parishes will be served by one priest.” While the decree states that Mass schedules do not need to be finalized until July 1, 2023, he advised pastors to begin planning for the new schedules immediately.
I presented Bishop Sullivan’s decree in the parish bulletin and social media. On October 13, I invited all parishioners to an open discussion of the parish pastoral council meeting with the intention of hearing our parishioners and their concerns in this regard. Following this meeting, a committee was formed to discuss the parishioners’ concerns. This committee met on November 3 and November 17.
As a result of these meetings, I provide you with the future Mass schedule for the Parish of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, commencing the First Sunday of Lent (February 25/26):
Saturday, 4pm, Church of the Resurrection (hereafter COTR)
Sunday, 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am (COTR)
A summer schedule (Memorial Day through Labor Day) would include a 9:00am Sunday Mass at Saint Casimir.
Daily Mass will be Tuesday – Friday, 8:30am (COTR)
Holidays and Sacramental occasions (i.e., Baptisms, weddings and funerals) would continue at Saint Casimir.
I recognize this schedule has a great impact on the life of our parish family particularly for those who worship at Saint Casimir Church. I ask your patience as I implement this schedule. I intend, to the best of my ability, to extend the fullest expression of the sacramental life granted by Our Lord to His Church and His people. I ask your assistance as we support all affected by these changes.
Let us pray for one another and I ask for your prayers that more women and men will respond to God’s call to serve in His Church,
Mass Schedule & Office Hours until February 24th 2023
Saint Casimir Church
304 Clay Street | Woodbine, NJ 08270
Church of the Resurrection
200 Tuckahoe Road | Marmora, NJ 08223
Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm
(9:30am Mass also Live streamed on Facebook)
Church of the Resurrection
Every Wednesday from 5:30pm-6:00pm
(except the first Wednesday of the month)
Saturdays at 3:00pm (except Holy Saturday)
Confessions will not be heard on Ash Wednesday, February 22.
Saint Casimir Church Saturdays at 5:15pm
Holy Hour & Eucharistic Adoration is held the first Friday of every month from 9:00am to 1:00pm with Benediction at closing.
The parish office is located in Immaculata Hall at 200 Tuckahoe Rd. Marmora. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to Noon and 1:00 to 5:00pm. To reach the staff by phone please call the office at 609-390-0664.
This week's events
After the 8, 9:30 & 11am Masses, Hospitality Sunday, Immaculata Hall
10:00am, AA 12 Step Program/Support Group at Saint Casimir Church, Woodbine, St. Joseph’s Building
7:00pm, Life & Justice, Immaculata Hall
Saint Casimir Food Pantry & Thrift Shop 9:00-12:00pm (Thift Shop open until 1:00pm)
Saint Casimir Bag Sale begins in the Thrift Shop
10:30am to 12:00pm, Life in the Spirit Prayer Group, Classroom #3.
5:30-6:30pm, Youth Choir Rehearsal, Church of the Resurrection
7:00pm, RCIA, Immaculata Hall
9:00am-1:00pm, Saint Casimir Thrift Shop /Bag Sale
3:00pm, Divine Mercy Prayer Group at Church of the Resurrection (in church), Marmora.
3:00pm, Divine Mercy Prayer Group at Saint Casimir, Woodbine
7:00pm, Women's Auxiliary, Church of the Resurrection, Double Classroom
7:30pm, Knights of Columbus, Immaculata Hall
6:30pm, Young Adult Ministry, Church of the Resurrection, Classroom Area
9:00am-12:00pm, Saint Casimir Food Pantry & Thrift Shop/ Bag Sale
4:30pm, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Immaculata Hall
5:30pm, Women’s Group AA 12 Step Program/Support Group at Saint Casimir Church, Woodbine, in St. Joseph’s Building
6:30pm, Adult Choir Practice, Church of the Resurrection
7:30pm, AA 12 Step Program/Support Group at Church of the Resurrection, Marmora in the Double Classroom
9:00am-1:00pm, Saint Casimir Thrift Shop/Bag Sale
6:00pm, AA 12 Step Program/Support Group at Saint Casimir Church, Woodbine, in St. Joseph’s Building
*revised on Friday for the next week's events, if your group's times are incorrect please contact the office
Our homebound and sick parishioners may view Sunday 9:30 am Mass on our FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/StMaximilianKolbeParishMarmoraNj/
Ministry of the Word with Father Paul
The Sparrow Sessions with Anj Granieri, Wednesdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 9:00am
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish invites parishioners of all ages and with varied interests to review the following list of Parish Ministries, Groups and Organizations and to become an active parish member or volunteer. To learn more and view our ministries, groups and organizations visit https://www.saintmaxkolbe.com/parish-group-organizations-ministries
If you are interested in joining a Parish Ministry, Group or Organization, we ask you to contact the office staff at (609)-390-0664. We will ensure that a contact person is informed of your interest.
Food Pantries & Thrift Shop
Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish Food Pantries & Thrift Shop
All donations of non expired food items would be greatly appreciated! Click on the link below to see what the weekely needs are.
For more information on the Food Pantries at Saint Maximilian Kolbe go to:
(You can also access it under the tab "Inside our Parish", Parish Group/Organizations/Ministries on the home page).
Readings for the week of February 5, 2023
- Sunday: Is 58:7-10 / Ps 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (4a) / 1 Cor 2:1-5 / Mt 5:13-16
- Monday: Gn 1:1-19 / Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10 and 12, 24 and 35c / Mk 6:53-56
- Tuesday: Gn 1:20—2:4a / Ps 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 / Mk 7:1-13
- Wednesday: Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17 / Ps 104:1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30 / Mk 7:14-23
- Thursday: Gn 2:18-25 / Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 / Mk 7:24-30
- Friday: Gn 3:1-8 / Ps 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 / Mk 7:31-37
- Saturday: Gn 3:9-24 / Ps 90:2, 3-4abc, 5-6, 12-13 / Mk 8:1-10
- Next Sunday: Sir 15:15-20 / Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 (1b) / 1 Cor 2:6-10 / Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37