Showing posts with label Morris County. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Amazon Giveaway - Enter for a chance to win: The Story of Mr. Loci B. Lenar


Released in 2018, The Story of Mr. Loci B. Lenar shares his faith in Jesus and his love for the Blessed Mother. A Christian and practicing Catholic, his story has remarkable connections to Our Lady of Fátima and the future Era of Peace that she promised during her Church-approved apparitions of 1917.

This book documents Mr. Lenar's healing through Our Lady's intercession, including his testimony of other miracles. Today, Mr. Lenar shares his faith through multiple venues, including his popular website, www.christian-miracles.com. 

Mr. Lenar's spiritual director, Fr. Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Catholic Church also shares insights with Catholic author, Claire Smith.

Regarding the Amazon Giveaway, Christian-Miracles.com has paid for all prizes, sales tax, and shipping. Entry requires an Amazon.com account. Amazon will ship prizes to winners.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Facebook Blocks News Feed to "Christian-Miracles.com"


by Loci B. Lenar

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, I received two emails from Facebook Security that someone unauthorized changed the password and then accessed/hacked our Facebook account which is linked to "Christian-Miracles.com".

About 10 minutes prior to our account being hacked, a Facebook message indicated the requirement for updated information to verify our account and our password. I found it somewhat suspicious. However, the Facebook logo and instructions and corresponding link appeared legit. It was obviously a set up and a deliberate attempt to remove our Facebook page and make changes to our account. Moreover, as soon as I completed some of the information requested by Facebook, their message also vanished. Also removed is communication sent by Facebook messenger regarding ad approvals on our posts. 



I am concerned that our stored credit card information may have been compromised as well. 

Very serious matter; whose actually responsible for our account being hacked? No explanation yet from Facebook!

However, in the process of following their instructions, Facebook blocked our news feed and access to our pages.

Urgent Request: Please support our ministry by spreading the news as soon as possible and contacting Facebook regarding this matter!

(The Facebook matter is a separate issue and does not affect visitors using resources on the website of  www.Christian-Miracles.com.)

Foremost, this action is a deliberate attempt to undermine our ministry and may altogether be a result of anti-Catholic and anti-Christian sentiment seen on some Facebook posts.

As the administrator of our news feed, I'm shocked at the lack of professionalism by Facebook to resolve this matter in light of the fact that we are paying to advertise on their site.

Furthermore, Facebook has no customer service phone number!

Without delay, Facebook requires a contact phone number, especially if you're a paying customer and advertise to boost your posts.

It's upsetting that Facebook responds to your communication by auto-response only, it's a general message sent to everyone seeking support.

If you're a fan, subscriber or have followed our news feed for "Christian-Miracles.com" then please contact Facebook and requeast that our news feed be unblocked in the Help and Support section under: Report a Problem, Something Isn’t Working.



With over 500,000 fan likes on "Christian-Miracles.com", my concern is that other Facebook pages that focus on religious topics can be targeted as well.

This issue cannot be ignored by Facebook's security department and management!

Thank you very much for helping to resolve this matter by contacting Facebook on behalf of www.Christian-Miracles.com and reporting that our news feed is blocked and for its restoration.

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Additional Background Information about www.Christian-Miracles.com

With support of my parish priest, Fr. Richard Tartaglia, this ministry was launched in 2008 to report news connected to Christianity and Catholicism. 

With arrangements made with Fr. Tartaglia, prayer requests submitted to our site are prayed at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Denville, New Jersey. 

Requests are also prayed for by the National Conference of Catholic Women (NCCW) in our parish, including every third Thursday of each month during evening prayer services held for peace with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.

Visit our website for more information: www.Christian-Miracles.com


Monday, March 12, 2018

Welcome Home to Healing - Lent 2018


Sacrament of Reconciliation - Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey

Catholics in the Diocese of Paterson, especially those who have been away from the Church, are invited to experience God’s healing love and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent. Catholic churches in Morris, Sussex and Passaic Counties will be open for Confession every Monday, starting February 19, 2018 to March 19, 2018 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.

Message from Bishop Arthur Serratelli:

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Nothing is more startling and, at the same time, more consoling than the truth for which Jesus lived and preached and died. It is this: God is love. As the Psalmist says, “The Lord is a merciful and gracious God, slow to anger, most loving and true” (Ps 86:15).

Throughout his public ministry, Jesus shows the face of God as compassionate and merciful in his healing miracles and exorcisms. Even before Jesus issues the summons to repent, he announces, “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand” (Mk 1:15). The kingdom is nothing other than the presence of God making his love known and felt in our lives.

Jesus opens us to the profound meaning of the kingdom with his parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk 15: 11-32). It is found at the very center of Luke’s Gospel. It is the very heart of the gospel itself! The son who takes his inheritance, squanders it away and finds himself unfulfilled is each of us. We take the gifts that God gives us and use them against God’s will. We are the ones left empty, longing and desiring more than our sinful lives can give.

As in the parable, so in life. God is the Father who sees us, runs to us and embraces us. He takes our feeble confession of sin and turns it into a moment of great rejoicing. Our sins strip us of our dignity. God clothes us with his grace and peace. Nothing can make God stop loving us. In fact, as Paul says, “God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Rom 5: 8).

When Jesus preached such great love to sinners, the self-righteous took scandal. But not the tax-collector and the prostitutes (cf Mt 21: 31). They recognized in his ready forgiveness of even their worst sins that God was drawing them back to Himself. The self-righteous would not acknowledge their sins. They did not accept the free gift of God’s forgiveness offered in Christ. But others, like Zacchaeus and the woman caught in adultery, did and found peace.

Photographs by Loci B. Lenar
Through the ministry of the Church, God offers us his forgiveness in Christ Crucified and Risen. In the great sacrament of Reconciliation, God is already running to meet us. He wants to welcome us. He wants to exchange our dirty rags of prideful self-indulgence with the righteousness of Christ Crucified. He wants to bring us back into the joy of his home and into the fellowship of his Church. He longs to see us reconciled with Himself and with others.

Like the prodigal son barely able to confess his sins, we, at times, are ashamed and even afraid to name those evils that separate us from God who loves us so much. But the Father is not ashamed to recognize us as his own son or daughter. He longs to wrap his arms around us. He is waiting to welcome us to home.

Now is the time to meet the Lord in Confession and know the joy of coming home.

May the Lord who calls us to be one with him lead us through repentance into the embrace of his love.

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The billboard with the Lenten message is located on the eastbound side of Route 46, Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey,

Photographs Copyright 2018 Loci B. Lenar


Monday, April 10, 2017

Cross of Light Appears on Palm Sunday

Signs, Wonders, and Miracles

Palm Sunday 2017
By Loci B. Lenar

On Palm Sunday, a Cross of Light outlined with a shield appeared in the morning on my backyard fence in Mine Hill, NJ. 

Scripture says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11

Palm Sunday is the start of Holy Week, and it's a time to reflect on the passion of Christ in preparation for Good Friday and the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

The first time this Cross of Light appeared in 2017 was on the fifth Sunday of Lent, April 2. 

For many centuries the fifth Sunday of Lent was known as Passion Sunday and the beginning of Passiontide by the Catholic Church.


Furthermore, this sun phenomena has occurred every year on my residence since 2005 during different occasions, including Lent, Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It also appeared in September 2015 while Pope Francis was visiting the USA.

I spoke to my Spiritual director, Fr. Richard Tartaglia on Monday, April 10, and shared the news about the Cross of Light appearing at my residence. 

Fr. Richard Tartaglia - 2012
In addition, this sun phenomena has been verified by my spiritual director, Fr. Richard Tartaglia of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Denville, New Jersey. 

Fr. Richard photographed the Cross of Light on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. Moreover, Fr. Richard spoke about the Cross of Light during his homily at St. Mary's Evening Prayer Service held on April 19, 2012. 

Here's a link to view the video of Fr. Richard's homily which also includes information regarding other people that have witnessed a Cross of Light in other areas: Cross of Light Appears in New Jersey

Jesus said,"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness." John 12:46

I attributes this sign sent from Our Heavenly Father as result of prayers to Jesus, Our Blessed Mother, and Saint Michael the Archangel for assistance, and with times of spiritual renewal of my Christian faith, such as Lent, as well as praying for God's protection. 


Cross of Light - 2017
Additional facts can be read on these links: Cross of Light Appears During Lent and Holy Week  and Signs from Heaven

In 2008, the Gloucester County Times reported a similar story of a cross photographed by 9 year old Gwynna Crawford on Easter Sunday in Pitman, New Jersey. The cross appeared on a neighbor's house. The article indicated that Gwyanna's mother and the neighbor were unable to find the source of the sun reflection.


More information about the Gloucester County Times story with a photograph can be seen on this link: Cross Appears on Easter Sunday in Pitman, NJ

I believe the Cross of Light is a sign from God to those that have left the church: Return to the sacraments, especially reconciliation during Holy Week and to celebrate Easter.




Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saint Mary's Parish Celebrates Sister Mary Joan Phillips 70 Years of Service in the Catholic Church



Saint Mary's Parish celebrated Sister Mary Joan Phillips 70 years of service in the Catholic Church on Saturday, October 17, 2015 with Mass and a banquet in the school auditorium.


Sister Joan has dedicated her life to God's work with almost 50 years at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Denville, New Jersey. We all congratulate Sister Joan for devoting her life to God's service. God bless you Sister Joan!

Photographs by Loci B. Lenar


Monday, October 12, 2015

Saint Mary's Monthly Prayer Service Scheduled on October 15, 2015



Join us at Saint Mary's Catholic Church for its monthly prayer service at 7:30 pm with Fr. Richard Tartaglia on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Saint Mary's Parish is located on 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey.

Previous services have included prayer for Christian Unity. However, prayers for world peace are always included.

If you cannot attend St. Mary's prayer service, you can still join us by praying in unity with St. Mary’s Church for all special prayer intentions. Prayer requests submitted through www.Christian-Miracles.com are also prayed for during the service.

There is great power through the Holy Spirit when people join together in agreement while praying for God’s help and intervention.

Regarding prayer, Jesus said, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:19-20)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Submit your prayer requests to our website and our prayer ministry will pray for your needs: http://www.christian-miracles.com/prayerrequest.htm

Statue of Virgin Mary photographed at Saint Mary's Parish.

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Join us at Saint Mary's Church for an Evening of Prayer for Persecuted Christians



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,
“think of Mary, call upon Mary.” 

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
www.Christian-Miracles.com


 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dedication of the Statue of Mary, Our Lady of Knock



Saint Mary's Parish of Denville, New Jersey, held a Rite of Committal and Dedication of a new Statue of Mary, Our Lady of Knock in memory of Monsignor James H. Murray.



Monsignor Murray's family, including church parishioners, and Knights of Columbus members attended the service. Fr. Martin Glenn and Fr. Richard Tartaglia presided over the dedication and both spoke during the homily.



Monsignor Murray served Saint Mary's Parish from 1971 until his retirement in 2007. He passed away on June 14, 2014.

Monsignor Murray will always be remembered for his dedication in serving Saint Mary's Parishioners for nearly 36 years.

Photographs by Loci B. Lenar

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Easter Mass at Saint Mary's Church



By Loci B. Lenar

Arriving early at 11:15 am, the Easter Mass at St. Mary's was celebrated by Fr. Martin Glynn with a full house of parishioners and visitors.

If you're visiting New Jersey sometime in the near future, be sure to visit St. Mary's Catholic Church. The parish is located on Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, NJ, USA.

St. Mary's Weekly Mass Schedule 

Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM
Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM

Photograph Copyright 2015 Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com

Friday, April 03, 2015

Good Friday Prayer



O Jesus, Who by reason of Thy burning love for us hast willed to be crucified and to shed Thy Most Precious Blood for the redemption and salvation of our souls, look down upon us here gathered together in remembrance of Thy most sorrowful Passion and Death, fully trusting in Thy mercy; cleanse us from sin by Thy grace, sanctify our toil, give unto us and unto all those who are dear to us our daily bread, sweeten our sufferings, bless our families, and to the nations so sorely afflicted, grant Thy peace, which is the only true peace, so that by obeying Thy commandments we may come at last to the glory of heaven. Amen.  (Prayer from Catholic Online)

More Catholic Devotional Prayers

Arriving early for church services during Holy Week, this image was photographed inside St. Mary's Catholic Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, NJ, USA.

Photograph Copyright 2015 Loci B. Lenar
www.Christian-Miracles.com

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Join us at Saint Mary's Church for an Evening of Prayer



Please consider visiting St. Mary's Catholic Church for Mass and prayer services.

The church holds a monthly service for prayer with Fr. Richard Tartaglia including special prayer intentions which are submitted through the website of  http://www.christian-miracles.com/.

Previous services have included prayer for Christian Unity. However, prayers for world peace are always included.

The prayer service is held every third Thursday of each month with a new theme. February will focus on Lent.

Please join us in prayer with your own special intentions on February 19th between the hour of 7:30 and 8:00 PM.  However, if you cannot attend, you can still join in by praying in unity with St. Mary’s Church for all special prayer intentions.

Email your prayer requests to PrayerRequest@Christian-Miracles.com

If you live in the area or plan on visiting New Jersey, please consider attending and joining in the evening prayer service with Fr. Richard Tartaglia. The service begins with singing of hymns followed with reading of the gospels. After the reading, Fr. Tartaglia gives his homily which is followed with a prayer of intercession for Special Prayer Intentions (prayer requests). The Lord's Prayer is recited and there is a closing prayer with a blessing given by Fr. Tartaglia. The prayer service is concluded with a closing song.

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue in Denville, New Jersey. Fr. Martin Glynn is the head pastor of the church.

Saint Mary's Monthly Prayer Service and Related Themes for 2015

Christian Unity and Peace - Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Lent - Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Saint Joseph - Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Easter Season - Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Ascension - Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Saint Romuald - Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Saint Bernard - Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Saint Robert Bellarmine - Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Saint Teresa of Jesus - Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM

St. Mary's Weekly Mass Schedule
 
Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM
Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Join us in prayer for Christian Unity and World Peace

Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Please join us in prayer at Saint Mary's Church on Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 pm. This months prayer service will focus on Christian Unity and World Peace. Saint Mary's is located on the corner of Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, NJ, USA.

Are you or someone in need of prayer?  If so, let our prayer ministry pray for your needs.

Prayer requests submitted through email are prayed for daily on www.Christian-miracles.com and at Saint Mary's Church during Holy Hour Adoration on Monday mornings, as well as the monthly prayer service held with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.

If you cannot attend, you can still join in prayer by praying with us for all special prayer intentions.

Many people are struggling with their finances, some are unemployed. We all have family and friends that might need prayer as well. Some may be suffering from an illness or dealing with a troubled marriage or relationship.  We are all in need of hope, especially when dealing with burdens that affect our daily lives. The world is in need of peace, especially in light of all the violence that is seen daily on the news. With ongoing persecution of Christians in the middle east and other countries as well, please us join in prayer for all of these issues to be resolved with God's mercy.

Regardless of the circumstances that you might be facing today, God cares and loves you.  Let us pray for your needs today and ask for God's divine assistance and intervention. Submit your prayer requests to PrayerRequest@Christian-Miracles.com

Visit our site and read helpful information on How to Pray.

Regarding prayer, Jesus said, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:19-20)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  (Hebrews 4:16)

May Our Lord bless you and answer your prayer request with favor.

For a selection of devotional prayers, please visit our website on the following link: www.christian-miracles.com/devotionalprayers.htm

Please feel free to share your testimony on how God has blessed your life or answered your prayer requests.  Please include your full name when sending your testimony.

Email to Testimonial@Christian-Miracles.com

What does scripture say about sharing your faith and testimony with others? Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonderful acts. (1Chronicles 16:8-9)

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Celebrate the Birth of Jesus by attending Church Services on Christmas Day




We invite you to attend Mass this Christmas. Contact your local church for Mass times and join our big Catholic family in celebrating the birth of Jesus, the reason for the Christmas season.

St. Mary's Church
15 Myers Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, 07834

Rectory: 973-627-0269

CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24th

8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm

CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25th

7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am

Saint Mary’s Weekly Mass Schedule

Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 AM 

Saturday: 5:00 PM

Weekdays: 8:00 AM and 12:05 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
 
First Fridays: 8:00 AM, 12:05 PM, 8:00 PM - (Except June ~ Labor Day - No 12:05 PM)
 
Holy Days: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 noon, 7:00 PM Eve of Holy Days: 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Guardian Angels Watch Over Us

Photograph by Loci B. Lenar - St. Michael's Church

Catholic Weekly Newspaper of the Fall River Diocese - AnchorNews.org

By Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Anchor Correspondent

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Guardian angels are the servants and messengers of God.

“How great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it,” St. Jerome said.

The “Catechism of the Catholic Church” teaches that as purely Spiritual creatures, angels have intelligence and will: they are personal and immortal, surpassing in perfection all visible creatures, as the splendor of their glory bears witness.

“The Holy Spirit advises me,” and “there’s the angel who advises me,” said Pope Francis. “Nobody walks alone, and none of us can believe we are alone.”

Nine years ago I interviewed a devout Catholic who believes she had an encounter with an angel. She works in marketing and lives in Rhode Island. She shared her story on the condition of anonymity.

Sitting in the front passenger seat of her boyfriend’s car, the woman, along with her two girlfriends, was riding around town late one night.

Out of the blue, a car cut them off running them off the road. Spinning out of control, they crashed into a telephone pole.

“I remember the point of impact,” she said. “I was holding onto the door with a death grip to brace myself as we hit the pole.”

Her boyfriend and friends managed to crawl out of the crushed car, but she was trapped inside.
“I remember not being able to feel my legs,” she said. “I panicked because I couldn’t catch my breath.”

The telephone pole was inside the car; her feet were in the engine compartment.

“I actually saw my life flash before my eyes at the moment of impact,” she said. “I remember seeing family members who had passed on.”

She heard their voices calling to her.

Then she saw a hand coming through the twisted metal. She reached for it.

“I’m a nurse,” the person said.

She told the nurse about the voices.

“Don’t listen to them,” the nurse said. “You’re going to be fine. It’s not your time yet.”

It would take more than an hour for emergency personnel to cut her out of the car with the Jaws of Life. All the while, she kept asking for the nurse who had promised not to leave her.

But the paramedics told her, “There’s nobody here. We’re going to take care of you.”

Her injuries were grave. Her legs and pelvis were shattered, she had massive internal injuries and bleeding, as well as a blood clot. She received Last Rites.

She spent three months in the hospital’s trauma unit, and it would take a year of intensive physical therapy for her to walk again.

A short time after her discharge from the hospital, she arranged to meet the paramedics who had saved her life.

“They couldn’t believe I was there,” she said. “They assumed I wasn’t going to make it.”
Once again, she asked them about the nurse. They told her there was a witness walking his dog in the woods, but there was no nurse.

“It may have been your mind playing games with you,” the paramedic said. “Your body was in shock.”

Today she bears few scars from the accident that nearly took her life. She is married to her boyfriend, the driver of the car, and is convinced a guardian angel came to her on the night of the accident.
“I still feel she’s watching over me,” she said. “I always feel protected.”

A resident of Mine Hill, N.J., Loci Lenar reports news of Christian signs and wonders on his blog and website — “Angels, Wonders and Miracles of Faith” (http://lenarpoetry.blogspot.com) and “Signs, Wonders and Miracles” (www.Christian-Miracles.com) — which have recorded over a million page views.

Lenar also documents his own spiritual encounters, following instructions from his spiritual advisor, Father Richard Tartaglia of St. Mary’s Church in Denville, N.J.

Sharing his experiences, he has been interviewed several times for the program “Sacred Treasures” on the international Catholic station Radio Maria, which is broadcast locally by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate of Our Lady’s Chapel in New Bedford at 88.5 FM (WPMW).

Lenar often visits churches to photograph stained glass windows and statues to use on his website and blog.

Five years ago he stopped to pray at The Church of St. Michael in Netcong, N.J., and photographed a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.

“Without the flash, you see the striking rainbow beyond the statue and around the arms,” he told me. “I gave the small memory card to Father Richard.”

Catholics invoke St. Michael the Archangel in prayer for physical protection.

Lenar said that Jesus is calling people to pray for divine protection, not just for their families but for the world.

“We are living in difficult times, but through prayer we could change things,” he said. “The message is now more important than ever before to invoke the powerful name of Jesus and to pray for the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel to protect our families and nation, especially in light of the violence surrounding our world and the Middle East.”

Two years ago thieves broke into the basement of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Assonet, causing massive damage to the property, pilfering church offerings and leaving behind a feeling of unease that this sacred ground had been violated.

Consequently, Father Michael Racine inserted the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel in the front cover of church missals.

Just before the closing rites at every Mass, the congregation invokes the saint’s protection:
“St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.”

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"Christian-Miracles.com" is a gathering place for all who are seeking Jesus

Are you or someone in need of prayer? If so, please feel free to submit your Prayer Request to Christian-Miracles.com. Our prayer ministry will pray for your needs.

All prayer requests are prayed for daily on Christian-Miracles.com. Requests are also prayed for at St. Mary's Church, Denville, New Jersey, especially on Monday mornings at Holy Hour Adoration, and during the monthly prayer service held with Fr. Richard Tartaglia.

Email for prayer support: PrayerRequest@Christian-Miracles.com

Visit Christian-Miracles.com for a selection of daily Devotional Prayers.


Post by "Christian-Miracles.com".


 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with friends and family of Reverend Monsignor James H. Murray



News and photograph from Saint Mary's Parish

The Reverend Monsignor James H. Murray, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Mary Church in Denville, NJ, died in the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Monsignor Murray, ordained a priest in 1956, faithfully served in priestly ministry for fifty-eight years.

The Reception of the Body will be on Thursday, June 19, at 2:00 pm in
Saint Mary Church
15 Myers Avenue
Denville, New Jersey 07834
973-627-0269

The Viewing will continue on:
Thursday, June 19, 2014, until 8:00 pm in
Saint Mary Church, Denville, NJ.

The Evening Prayer Service will be held at 7:30pm

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on:
Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in:
Saint Mary Church, Denville, NJ

Interment will be private.


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As a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church, my heartfelt condolences and prayers are with friends and family of Monsignor Murray. May God comfort you during this difficult time. -Loci B. Lenar

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Prayer Service Scheduled at Saint Mary's Church


St. Mary's Parish

St. Mary's prayer service is scheduled for 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

St. Mary's Catholic Church holds a monthly service for prayer with Fr. Richard Tartaglia, including special prayer intentions which are submitted through the website of www.Christian-Miracles.com.  


Submit your prayer requests to http://www.christian-miracles.com/prayerrequest.htm

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located on the corner of Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, New Jersey.

Directions: http://www.stmarys-denville.org/directions.htm

If you cannot attend the prayer service, you can still join in by praying in unity for all special prayer intentions.

There is great power through the Holy Spirit when people join together in agreement while praying for God’s help and intervention.

Regarding prayer, Jesus said, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." (Matthew 18:19-20)

(The statue of Jesus is on display inside of St. Mary's Church.)


Photograph Copyright Loci B. Lenar

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Divine Mercy Sunday at Saint Mary's Church

Photo by Loci B. Lenar

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

St. Mary's Council of Catholic Women invites all parishioners and visitors to join them on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 3:00 PM.

Pope John Paul II said that the Divine Mercy portrays the Risen Jesus Christ bringing Mercy to the whole world. Our Lord said to Saint Faustina, "I want the image to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter, and I want it to be venerated publicly so that every soul may know." St. Mary's will say the Divine Mercy prayers and there will be exposition of the most Blessed Sacrament and close with Benediction.

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located on the corner of Myers Avenue and Route 46, Denville, New Jersey.

Directions: http://www.stmarys-denville.org/directions.htm

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Healing through the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick


Signs, Wonders, and Miracles - Christian-Miracles.com

Loci B. Lenar, the founder of www.Christian-Miracles.com, spoke at Saint Mary's Catholic Church about being healed of several medical conditions after receiving the Anointing of the Sick, a healing Sacrament of the Catholic Church. Mr. Lenar shared his personal testimony during St. Mary's monthly prayer service, held Thursday evening on November 15, 2012.

Mr. Lenar believes that by sharing his testimony with the general public, it will help encourage people to return to God and the church sacraments.

St. Mary’s prayer service is held every third Thursday of each month with Fr. Richard Tartaglia. St. Mary’s head pastor is Fr. Martin Glynn. The Catholic Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA.

Reflecting on his spiritual journey of faith, Mr. Lenar, a resident of Mine Hill Township, says that through daily prayer and recitation of a 54 day rosary novena, his prayers were answered for healing and for other special intentions which remain private.

The 54 day rosary novena involves praying 27 days in petition for your request and then followed by 27 days in thanksgiving for prayers answered. The prayer is known as the Irresistible Novena to Our Lady.

Mr. Lenar says that nearly two decades have passed since being miraculously healed of a medical condition known as Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) and from severe bouts of headaches.

"I was sitting outside in my backyard on a patio chair and praying the rosary for Our Lady's intercession. It was a warm summer evening, sometime between 9:00 and 10:00 P.M. near the end of June. Then suddenly, on the twenty-seventh day of the novena, the Blessed Mother appeared as sign in the sky for about 30 seconds." says Mr. Lenar.

"Our Lady was standing over a full moon, appearing in a tunic that was white as snow, and her arms spread out, similar to the image on the miraculous medal. It reminded me of Revelation 12:1, which states, 'A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head,' " says Mr. Lenar.

At the completion of the life-changing 54 day rosary novena, Our Lady guided Mr. Lenar to receive the Anointing of the Sick from the Catholic church. 

Scripture says the following about receiving God's healing grace: Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. James 5:14-15

God's spiritual remedy for treating Mr. Lenar's medical ailments was to visit St. Mary’s Church (Denville, NJ) and then anointed with oil by Fr. Richard Tartaglia with the healing Sacrament. He received the Anointing of the Sick on several occasions from Fr. Tartaglia before being completely healed.

“Through God’s divine gift, I was healed of the heart arrhythmia and from years of suffering daily headaches. As a result of the healing, I was able to stop taking medication for the ailments," says Mr. Lenar .

Mr. Lenar was initially treated for the Atrial Fibrillation with the medication Lanoxin by his family physician, Dr. Gilbert Mandel of Denville Associates of Internal Medicine, Pocono Road, Denville, NJ.  Mr. Lenar visited Dr. Mandel on February 7, 2014 and requested documentation that he is no longer treated for Atrial Fibrillation. A copy of the medical note is posted on this page.


Mr. Lenar was inspired to write a prayer as a result of his healing. The prayer is written for anyone in need of God's healing grace especially families with children. The prayer is posted on this website and can be read at the following link: Prayerful Healing 

Loci B. Lenar has also shared his spiritual journey of faith with The Standard-Times, and was interviewed by Linda Andrade Rodrigues for the newspaper. The article was first published on December 29, 2012 in the Religion section (Page B7) of The Standard-Times newspaper from New Bedford, MA. The article also appears on the internet and can be read on SouthCoastToday.com. The news story is also reprinted on www.Christian-Miracles.com with additional photographs on the following link: The Seeker of Spiritual Phenomena

In Addition, Mr. Lenar has shared his personal testimony several times as a guest speaker on the Catholic program, Sacred Treasures, hosted by Kathie Duggan of Radio Maria.

On May 7, 2012, Fr. Richard Tartaglia and Mr. Lenar were both interviewed on Radio Maria regarding a Cross of Light that appeared on Mr. Lenar’s residence in Mine Hill, NJ, during Lent and Good Friday.

Fr. Tartaglia validated the sign by photographing the cross of light that was visible on Mr. Lenar’s backyard fence. A video with documentation regarding the Cross of Light can be viewed on
Gloria.tv at the following link: Cross of Light Appears in New Jersey

Mr. Lenar believes that Our Lord is calling the church to share our faith with others in order to open their hearts to the teachings of Christianity through God's love and healing grace: "Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonderful acts."  (1Chronicles 16:8-9)
  

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Contact Information: St. Mary's Catholic Church: Parish Directory

Contact:  Mr. Loci B. Lenar
                P.O. Box 312
                Denville, NJ 07834

Monday, January 13, 2014

Join us at St. Mary's Church for an evening of prayer for the Dignity of Human Life

Photo by Loci B. Lenar

On Thursday, January 16, 2014, St. Mary's Catholic Church will come together for an evening of prayer for the Dignity of Human Life.  Please join us with Fr. Richard Tartaglia as we remember all the victims of crime.

Join in prayer for God's grace as we pray for an end to human trafficking, genocide, abortion, violence, poverty and injustice committed against the gift of life.

St. Mary's Church holds a monthly service for prayer with Fr Richard Tartaglia including special prayer intentions which are submitted through the website of www.Christian-Miracles.com. 

If you live in the area or plan on visiting New Jersey, please consider attending and joining in the evening prayer service. The service begins with singing of hymns and prayers and then reading of the gospels. After the reading, Fr. Tartaglia gives his homily which is followed by the Lord's Prayer and Special Prayer Intentions (prayer requests). There is a closing prayer with a blessing given by Fr. Tartaglia. The prayer service is concluded with a closing song.

St. Mary's Catholic Church is located on 15 Myers Avenue in Denville, New Jersey.  Fr Martin Glynn is the head pastor of the church. For directions to St. Mary's Church, please visit the following link: http://www.stmarys-denville.org/directions.htm
 
Regarding prayer, Jesus said, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."  (Matthew 18:19-20)

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Prayer requests can be submitted with the online form at the following link: http://www.christian-miracles.com/prayerrequest.htm