Welcome to the Parish Community of
St. Brigid and St. Elizabeth
The Mission of St. Elizabeth-St.Brigid Parish is to become more faithful members of the Body of Christ and to become a bridge to bring others into the loving embrace of Jesus. Nourished and sustained by God's Word and the Sacraments we are committed to our Lord's request: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News" (Mark 16:15)
129 Main Street P.O. Box 33 Peapack, NJ 07977
Tel. (908) 234-1265
Fax (908) 234-2923
34 Peapack Road P.O. Box 37
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Reverend Monsignor Edward C. Puleo, Pastor
Margaret Mulrooney, Parish Life Co-ordinator
Terrie Profenius, Parish Catechetical Leader
Janette Salcedo, Religious Education Assistant
The Scarlet and the Black
Monday, July 21 2014 at 7 PM
St. Patrick Hall
St. Brigid Church
129 Main Street, Peapack
For more information, please call the Office at 908-234-1265.
A look at the heroic religious resistance and martyrdom in the streets of 20th-century Rome during the Nazi occupation in the Second World War. Gregory Peck plays Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty, the “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican,” running an underground railroad in Rome for escaped Allied POWs. Under intense Nazi pressure, Pope Pius XII and Msgr. O’Flaherty defend Vatican sovereignty, and even when the local S.S. head disdained O’Flaherty’s diplomatic immunity, he courageously carries on his work in secret.
Easter message from Msgr. Puleo:
My dear friends in Jesus Christ,
I offer each of you best wishes and prayers on this Easter Day! Christ is Risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!
Easter is about life. Easter is about new life offered to you and me. Easter is specifically about the new life offered through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of Jesus is like no other earthly event in the history of the world. But it actually happened and it has had an enormous effect on our world. It was the resurrection that enabled the first disciples to help the early Church grow. Nothing else could have turned a rejected group of followers into zealous heralds of the Gospel who changed the world.
But what does it mean for us? It means that God's love has triumphed and will triumph over all that is evil including even death itself. It means that the offer of new and eternal life is open to you and me and to everyone if we seek the good and the beautiful. It means that, if we turn to Christ, nothing will be able to separate us from God's love. As St. Paul puts it in his letter to the Romans: "neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38)
The resurrection is not just about the future, after we die. The power of Christ's resurrection renews the whole world and has the power to transform our lives here and now, giving meaning and purpose to the ordinary events of life. It can work wonders for anyone and everyone as we seek first to have a personal relationship with Christ and then, as we seek to make His presence known to others. If you are looking for good news in life then this is it. What more could we want but to rely on the loving embrace of God both now and forever!
During these days of Easter 2014 I pray that you and your families will take full advantage of all the opportunities to grow in deeper faith and greater love of God and one another.
In Our Resurrected Lord,
Rev. Msgr. Edward C. Puleo
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By mail: Parish Center of St. Elizabeth-St. Brigid, PO Box 33, Peapack, NJ 07977