The following parishes in the Diocese have announced the following Lenten events and programs:
Living Stations of the Cross service set
Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly, will hold the Living Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. March 30 in St. Peter Church, Bridgeboro and Hancock St., Riverside. For information, call 856-461-0100.
Toms River parish to perform musical drama
St. Justin the Martyr Parish, Toms River, will present “No Greater Love,” a musical drama celebrating the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ 4 p.m. April 22 at 975 Fischer Blvd. The musical drama will be performed by the Xavier Company, a unique group of Christian performing artists in residence at NYC’s St. Francis Xavier Church. Free will offerings will be accepted. For information, call 732-270-3980.
Presentation on Holy Week scheduled for March 25
A presentation on the Scriptural and liturgical events of Holy Week will be held March 25 at 6 p.m. in St. George Church, Route 29 North, Titusville.
Msgr. Vincent Gartland, a retired priest of the Diocese who serves as a weekend assistant in St. George Parish, will guide participants through a timeline of Holy Week beginning with the triumphal entry of Jesus on Palm Sunday to the Resurrection on Easter. The Scriptural overview will be followed by an outline of the liturgy of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.
An opportunity for questions and comments will be included.
“Each year Catholics are strongly encouraged to participate in the events of Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum. This is the holiest week of our liturgical year,” said Msgr. Gartland. He noted that it is his hope that faithful will enter Holy Week with a deeper understanding and greater appreciation of the Church’s “high holy days and the liturgical rites that accompany them.”
“The more we know, the greater should be our understanding and participation,” he said.
For information, call 609-737-2015.
‘The Living Last Supper’ to be presented
Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, will present a live dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, “The Last Supper,” 7:30 p.m. March 27 and 28 at 180 Ridge Road.
For information, call 732-741-1714.
Hamilton parish plans Holy Thursday visit to area churches
St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, will travel to three local churches on Holy Thursday, March 29. The evening will consist of Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m. in St. Gregory the Great Church, 4620 Nottingham Way, immediately followed by visitation to three churches: St. John the Baptist, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road, Allentown (church basement); St. Vincent de Paul, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Hamilton (church); St. Raphael-Holy Angels, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton (parish center) and returning to St. Gregory the Great Church for Night Prayer at 11:45 p.m.
For information, call 609-587-4877.