Respect Life Month

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 Week One: FAMILY 
October 1st - 7th

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  • Download a prayer card Click here. 

  • Enjoy this video highlighting the important role of grandparents Click here.

  • Join us at the Parish Picnic at Columbia Park on October 2nd from 12:30 - 3 PM. Make a card for the residents of Autumn Lake. Kids can make their own Rosary.

  • Click here for 5 Reasons Why The Rosary is the Perfect Prayer For Families

  • Download this family Rosary App.

Week Three: AGING
October 15th - 21st

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  • Autumn Lake - October 18th 3:30 - 5 PM

    • Join us as we visit Autumn Lake seniors bringing prayer and some fun and games, space is limited, contact to join us!​

  • Spotlight on our seasoned parishioners

    • View the exhibit here.

  • Celebrate Deacon Mike and his wife Pam's 50th wedding anniversary, October 15th after 5:30 PM Mass. Cake and coffee will be served.

  • 10 ways you can help seniors. Click here

Week Five: SICK & END OF LIFE CARE - October 29th & 30th

  • Healing Mass on October 30th at 11:30 AM. Receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

  • Little Flower provides prayer shawls, contact Dan Grossano at 908-464-1585 ext 133 to receive a shawl.

  • Lunch and Learn - October 30th at 1 PM in the lower level of the Church. End of life concerns and funeral pre planning to be discussed. Lunch will be provided, RSVP here.

  • To wrap up Respect Life Month, Catholic Cemeteries will speak at all Masses on November 5th and 6th.

October 8th - 14th

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Caring for our bodies, minds and souls is one way we can respect life. Take a look at some ways you can practice self care below:

  • Take steps to become healthier and live the fullness of life that God desires for you here

    • Choose just one item for a healthy body this week.​

      • Eat nutritious food​ - If you need help, contact Dan Grossano for food cards to local grocery stores (908-464-1585) or the food pantry at

      • Exercise

      • Get enough sleep

    • Choose just one item for a healthy mind this week.

      • Learn and share what you know​

    • Choose just one way to have a healthy soul this week.

      • Come to Mass​

      • Pray before bed

      • Be kind to others

  • How to Reform in 100 Words here.​

  • Download the Hallow App to find great music, scripture reflections, daily prayer guides, meditations and more! Take 3 minutes or 30 minutes to find some peace.

  • Relevant Radio: Listen to Church news, podcasts and follow prayer guides.

  • Members of the Respect Life Ministry will be at Planned Parenthood in Morristown on October 13th from 4 - 5 PM as a prayerful witness to the sacredness of the lives of moms and babies.  We are there for women and men who need healing after an abortion. Click here.

  • Help for Mental Illness.  NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has a support group here in Union County.

Week Four: MOMS & BABIES
October 22nd - October 28th

  • The Women's Ministry kicks off Mom and Babies week inviting Moms to Playdate in the Park -
    Snyder Park on October 21st from 9 - 10:30 AM. 
    Coffee will be provided and snacks for the kids.
    Reach out to with questions. Sign up here.

  • Life Choices Resource Center drops off empty baby bottles to be filled with change at all Masses October 22nd and 23rd. (Pick-up will be the following week) Click here to learn more about Life Choices. 

  • Speakers at all weekend Masses October 22nd and 23rd 

Throughout October 

  • We will recite a decade of the rosary prior to all Masses for the month of October. Each day will have a special intention for Respect Life Month. 

  • A Prayer for All Creation.