Thanks to all our young parishioners who came decked out in green and in a festive mood for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Rumson!
The Seventh Graders of Holy Cross Academy helped Mrs. La Plante wrap home-made dog biscuits to distribute to our canine friends who watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The biscuits are always a great hit and are fun to distribute.
Don't forget to join us for the Parade this weekend!
Father Manning and Dr. DeMareo share a laugh moments before the Polar Plunge. Dr. DeMareo had pledged to plunge if the school raised at least 25K. Happily for us, he needed to keep his promise! (Fr. Manning watched with his winter jacket on.) Thanks to all participants and their sponsors!
Suffering Savior, your passion, death and resurrection
Saved us from sin, freed us from death and gave us eternal life.
We praise you in thanksgiving.
30 pieces of silver was the price of betrayal
A lantern searched in darkness to spring a trap
Friends deserted you, their consciences pricked by the crow of a cock.
Lashes on a pillar the price of appeasing evil;
A crown of thorns for your sorrows.
No bowl or ewer could wash away the guilt of a coward.
The cross a work of the Romans armed with pincers and pliers.
A snapshot of your suffering left on Veronica’s veil.
Soldiers stripped you of your seamless garment
And rolled dice to claim it.
The death sentence, Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.
Nails pinned you to the cross, but love held you there.
False compassion offered through a sponge on a reed.
The Holy Grail held your precious blood
And the thrust of a lance ended your earthly suffering.
Even the sun and the moon lamented your death.
A ladder lowered you to the ground
But your resurrection raised you above all the earth.
Lord Jesus we revere these instruments of your passion
Because of their closeness to you
And their role in bringing your salvific love to fulfillment.
They witness to your great love for us
And for this we give you thanks.