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GOOD SHEPHERD

AMERICAN NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH


1890 WHITESVILLE RD, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08755
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FEBRUARY 19, 2017


Mass Schedule
Saturday 5PM
Sunday 8AM & 10AM
Served by:
Fr. Anthony R. Lipari, FCM
Pastor

Fr. Drew Miller


Associate Pastor

Sr. Donna Lombardi, N/FCM


Pastoral Associate

Karen Suter
Parish Administrator

Mike & Fran Krol


Parish Council Leaders

An All Inclusive Independent Catholic Community,


Dedicated to Making the World a Better Place
February 19th A Shepherd's View
5pm Theresa Molkenbur
8am people of the parish
10am Robin Lechleiter (Healing)
In this Liturgical Year of
February 26th "A", we listen to Jesus'
5pm Sermon on the Mount for
8am several weeks. This week,
10am we are challenged to "be
perfect as God IS perfect."
More than a teaching
Franciscan Reflection about simply keeping the
rules and the law (as the
Hebrew People of the Old
"All my followers (my lesser
Testament were meant to do always) Jesus'
brother & sisters) are to
Sermon on the Mount is a lengthy speech is
wear poor clothes and,
about ways we ought to be in relationship
with God's blessing, let
with each other beyond the expectations of
them mend with pieces of
the Law. The relationships Jesus teaches are
sackcloth or some other
modeled by his own way of living and are a
material. I admonish and encourage
sign of how God relates to us. It's about the
them not to look down on others for here and NOW. not the Law, not the "way it
what better clothes they wear." always was." We should be always evolving in
our spirituality, our outreach to God through
-St Francis of Assisi Jesus. Falling in love with someone is another
way of looking at this. We have different
stages of growth...but LOVE conquers all the
challenges and brings joy to the time of our
Saints of the Week evolving. Only by God's Grace can we do
this,,,not just by law, or opinion. This week,
February 21: fall deeper in love with the God that calls for a
St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of deepening of your heart!
the Church (+1072)

February 22:
The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

For additional information go to : https://


www.franciscanmedia.org/chair-of-saint-peter/ Live Jesus in our hearts,
February 23: forever!
St. Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr +156)
Lessons from Eckhart Tolle
Getting More Out of Mass
The continuation in our series of lessons from
(written by: Edward Sri, PhD) Eckhart Tolle, a great spiritual teacher. As you read
Source: Catholic Update; January 2017 edition. and implement these teachings into your life, you
will not only increase the quality of your experience
of being alive but also encounter the living God.
Discussion #3 in a continuing series:
Lesson #5: You cannot find Love outside
The Lord Be With You you.

Next, the priest says, The Lord be with you. Love is a state of being. Your love is not out-
This is more than a simple salutation, like good side; it is deep within you. You can never lose it,
morning. In the Bible, this expression is used to and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on
address people, called together by God, to tend some other body, some external form. You
to an important mission one that couldnt be must find the love that exists inside you and on-
accomplished without help. Consider Moses at ly then can you feel loved. Everything around
the burning bush, or Joshua when he was called you is a reflection of you and your feelings that
to lead the people into the Promised Land, or are vibrating outwards. The reflection you see
Gideon when he was called to rescue the people cannot change unless you change. Thus, look
from their oppressors. Many Old Testament he- for love within you. Do not depend on the ex-
roes heard these words when God called them ternal love you or it can be a hurdle towards liv-
to their sacred task. Mary also heard these ing a happy life.
words when Gabriel announced that she would
be the mother of the messiah. In each case, the Next week: Beware of Negative emotions. They
person involved desperately needed Gods help dwell on your mind and obsess
to carry out the mission, and thats why God or
his messenger, an angel, says to the person.
The Lord be with you. But what does it mean
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
for us to hear those words at Mass? The Lord be
with you reminds us of the daunting mission 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time
God entrusts to us in the liturgy to encounter his Matthew 5:38-48
word in the Scriptures and his presence in the
Jesus really is the greatest teacher of all
Eucharist. This is not something to take for time. Listen to what He says about love. His
granted. As sinners, we arent worthy to followers are to love everyonenot just their
encounter God in this intimate way. But God friends or people who are like them. This
invites us despite our faults and he will help us means loving even our enemies or those who
do not like us.
prepare our soles to enter into these sacred Jesus knew that what He was asking us to do
mysteries. So when the priest says, The Lord is would not be easy. But imagine the wonderful
with you, its as if he is saying to us, Get ready! world we would have if everyone tried! Pray
May God be with you as you prepare for this today: Jesus, You taught me how to love.
Help me to be like You.
most sacred encounter with him in the Mass.
Think of a neighbor or classmate who is not
your friend. What will you do for him or
her that you would like others to do for
Source: Catholic Update; January 2017 edition. you?
Adult Faith Formation
with Fr. Anthony
Monday evenings at 7PM - downstairs
THIS COMING THURSDAY,
All are welcome! FEBRUARY 23rd
MINISTRY TRAINING
Bible Study (for new and current ministers)
with Fr. Drew
Friday evenings 7PM Acolytes - 6:30pm
DownstairsAll are welcome! Lectors - 7:00 pm
Eucharistic Ministers - 7:30pm
Family Faith Formation
with Sr. Donna See Sr. Donna with any questions.
Meets the 4th Sunday of each month
Our Family Faith Formation program is for all
families with children. Please join us!

If you have any questions or want more information,


see
Sr. Donna after Mass or call her TEEN NIGHT (age 14 and older)
at 732-597-2273.
NEXT SUNDAY !!!!
REMINDER: Family Faith Formation FEBRUARY 26th
meets next Sunday, February 26th 6pm at the Friary
Following 10AM Mass! Pizza will be served!

Please let Sr. Donna know if


BUS TRIP you are able to attend.
Sight and Sound Theater
Lancaster, PA.
PLEASE please please !!!
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 **
Cost: $100 per person TAKE THE BULLETIN WITH YOU!
(all inclusive)

Round trip transportation from Good Shepherd As we begin the season of Lent, we will be
Lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord providing important information regarding
Ticket to afternoon performance worship programs and schedules. Also, coming in
Tip for bus driver March, we will begin a 13 week Novena to St.
Anthony of Padua in preparation for his Feast Day
$10 non-refundable deposit required at time of in June.
reservation. Limit: 32 people

Sign-up sheet on clipboard in entrance foyer PLEASE do not leave the bulletins in the
of church. **Must have head count by April pews. Help us to keep the Sanctuary clean
to guarantee tickets to the show! and neat.