Saint Mary's Catholic Church - Denville, NJ
Bishop Arthur Serratelli from the Paterson Diocese of New Jersey, has designated August as a "Diocesan wide month of prayer for those suffering religious persecution.”
As Pope Francis recently remarked, "The dramatic news...about violence, kidnapping...and harassment against Christians and other groups does not stop. We want to assure those involved in these situations that we do not forget them, but we are close to them and pray insistently that, very quickly, the intolerable brutality of which they are victims is put to an end." (Angelus, May 1, 2015).
St. Bernard, one of the Saints we celebrate in the month of August had a deep faith in the power of prayer, and in the intercession of the Blessed Mother. “In danger, in distress, in uncertainty,” he says,
In this spirit we will gather in prayer to “strengthen those who suffer persecution and move the
hearts of those who oppress them to embrace a life of peace.” -Bishop Arthur Serratelli
Please join us in prayer with Fr. Richard Tartaglia on Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 PM at St. Mary’s Church, 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA.
For more information please call St. Mary's Rectory: 973-627-0269
Contact Loci B. Lenar: http://www.christian-miracles.com/contact.htm
Read more news related to the persecution of Christians and our present time: A Message regarding Archangel Michael and Revelation 20:1-3
The statue of Jesus is displayed inside Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ.
Photograph by Loci B. Lenar