Almighty and ever faithful God:
In this season of Lent we ask you to open our ears
and help us listen to Jesus, the Beloved Son,
in whom you are well pleased.
Give us your Spirit, and the strength
to embrace the mystery of the cross,
so that we may come to immortal life
and share in Christ’s transfigured glory.
A free choral concert will take place in our church on Thursday, 1 March, at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by the Newark Boys Chorus, and by the St. Dominic Academy Dominoes. This event has been orga- nized by Arts on Bergen, an affiliation of St Peter’s Uni- versity and St Aedan’s Parish. Come to enjoy the music, and bring a friend with you. It’s free!
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The parish LGBT group will hold its
February meeting on Wednesday, 21 February, at 7:00
PM in the rectory dining room. Come to share your journey,
to share your faith, and to make new friends.
A special joint mass with Cardinal Tobin
for the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter the Apostle
will be celebrated on February 22, Thursday at 9:30AM.
The 12:10PM Mass with intention follows. All are welcome
Because you formed us from the dust of the earth
You know well that sin has scarred our human nature.
Strengthen us at the beginning of Lent.
Make us victorious with Christ,
More powerful than the temptations of evil
So that at last we may come, in the power of the Spirit,
To the happy celebration of Easter.
O God, good and merciful, we thank you, for you loved the world so much that you gave us Jesus your Son.
You call us to trust you, as children trust their mothers and fathers.
We thank you for judging us with mercy and compassion.
Please help us to avoid false judgments, and to show mercy to others.
Please help us to avoid greed.
By the power of your Spirit please help us to share our blessings with one another.
This we pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
On Ash Wednesday, March 1st, ashes will be distributed at Masses at 8:30 am, 12:10, 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Ashes will also be distributed at a Service at 3:00 pm.
Cardinal Tobin will visit the Jersey City North Deanery (Parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Aedan, St. Ann, St. Anne, St. John the Baptist, St. Joseph, St. Nicholas and St. Paul of the Cross) on Friday, March 31st. Cardinal Tobin will celebrate a 7:30 pm Mass in St. Aedan’s Church followed by a reception in Hudson Catholic HS. All are invited.
Open our hearts to the gift of your Spirit,
And break within us the chains of violence and hatred,
So that, free to love even our enemies,
We may share in the triumph of good over evil
And bear witness with our lives
To the Gospel of peace.