Presbyteral Conference: The annual Passaic diocesan Presbyteral Conference will be held once again this year at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, MD from April 27th to April 30th.
On Wednesday, April 29th (Mid-Pentecost Wednesday) at 10:00 AM, Bishop Kurt will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory’s. The con-celebrants will be those priests who are celebrating significant ordination anniversaries this year. The 52 priests attending the Presbyteral Conference will also be present at the Divine Liturgy.
All of our parishioners are encouraged to attend this Divine Liturgy as it will be the first visit of Bishop Kurt to St. Gregory’s.
Help!: The Church and Social Hall are in good condition after being cleaned and set in order for the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. However, there are a few “extras” that could be taken care of: prepare the Library for the Bishop to use for vesting; replace ceiling tiles in the Library, Sacristy, and Social Hall; clean both Sacristies thoroughly and organize the booklets, and music hand-outs accumulated there; clean wax from the votive candle stand; clear out some junk from the Electrical Room so that there is room for storing other items …. Could you help me out this Saturday, April 25th beginning at 9:00 AM? We particularly need some strong guys who could easily manipulate the ladder and carry some of the heavier items but actually we need everyone who is willing/able to help.
Marian Pilgrimage: The Orientale Lumen Foundation (past organizers of the Seminary Concert Tours, and the Ecumenical Pilgrimage that met Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew in 2014) is sponsoring a Marian Pilgrimage to Eastern Europe for Byzantine Catholics on August 7–18, 2015. Because of many inquiries and positive responses to our planned itinerary, we have opened up the pilgrimage to ALL age groups. The trip will include visits to the Marian Shrines of Litmanova and Lutina in Slovakia, and Máriapócs in Hungary; liturgies in the Cathedrals of Prešov and Bratislava; tours of wooden churches and other cultural sites; and joint fellowship activities with European Byzantine Catholics. The land package is only $1,995 per person, double occupancy, and includes transportation, accommodations and some meals. Single rooms are available for an extra $500. Airfare is extra. Registration and $500 deposit is due by May 15, 2015. For more details, and to register online, visit www.olconference.com and click on the PILGRIMAGE button.
Orientale Lumen XIX: The 19th annual Orientale Lumen Conference will be held June 15th – June 18th at the Washington Retreat House. The theme of this year’s Conference will be: “The Bishop of Rome: Past, Present, and Future.” Speakers include Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, Archimandrite Robert Taft, S.J., and others. For more information visit www.olconference.com.
The Resurrection: As we celebrate the Glorious Resurrection it is customary to refrain from kneeling during all Liturgical Services. As a jubilant symbol of the Resurrection of Christ we stand throughout the Services to the extent that we are able. … Continue reading