Welcome to the Parish Community of
Saint Brigid and Saint 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)
P.O. Box 33
Peapack, NJ 07977
Tel. (908) 234-1265
Fax (908) 234-2923
Parish Center E-Mail:
P.O. Box 37
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Reverend Monsignor Edward C. Puleo, Pastor
Margaret Mulrooney, Parish Life Coordinator
Denise O'Callaghan, Parish Catechetical Leader
Current Bulletin for April 30, 2017
Daughters of Mary Communion Breakfast
Sunday, June 4th
9:30 AM Mass at St. Brigid
Followed by Brunch and Basket Fundraiser at the Basking Ridge Country Club
Guest Speaker: Bishop James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen
Tickets available after Mass beginning April 29-30
Easter Message from Monsignor Puleo
Dear Friends in Jesus Christ,
In just a few months we have followed Jesus from His birth in Bethlehem to His death on Calvary to His resurrection on Easter morning. Our belief in the Easter message assures us that the world has been given new life, a fresh start, another chance. Jesus, risen from the dead, the light of the world, is victorious over the powers of evil and darkness.
We are called to share in the light of Christ - to be children of the light. The darkness of ignorance and confusion caused by sin is to be dispelled and calmed, first in us, then in the rest of the world through us.
All this requires faith, strong faith. We take Christ at His word when He speaks so often throughout the gospels about remaining with His Church forever (in good times and in bad). In our current state of affairs God chooses ordinary people with extraordinary faith to rise up and re-claim the Church that Christ founded.
For those who believe, evil is not new; not something that surprises us. Evil has saturated humanity almost from the beginning. And we know that evil can show up anywhere - at a supermarket or restaurant in the Holy Land, in a plane departing from a local airport, on the internet, on the television, in the office, the factory, the White House, in the Garden of Eden, in the upper room at the Last Supper and yes, even in the Church founded by Christ.
We can easily be deceived by those who want us to become fearful; to become hopeless, to abandon our faith and our values and put our very souls in jeopardy. This is not the way of the true disciple of Jesus Christ. As the Pope Saint John Paul II reminded us often as he echoed the words of our risen Lord in Sacred Scripture: “Be Not Afraid.”
Easter is the season for renewed hope, new decisions, new beginnings - a time to start over. To believe in the Risen Christ is to believe in Life. It requires heroic courage to really believe. Those who give faith their best try all the way to the end, find that the end, death, is just the beginning of a life that is the greatest treasure of all - to be with Christ, to be with God forever in heaven.
Sin has been overcome, once and for all, because of the Lord’s resurrection on that first Easter morning. Sinners who turn from evil and return to Christ share in the Easter faith and “wait in joyful hope” as they journey toward heaven. Lovers of evil have abandoned that journey.
Let us rejoice then in our Christian life and the hope and peace it brings. As bearers of His good news, may we take our rightful place as followers of the risen Lord in the Church that He founded. May His comfort, consolation and mercy envelope us through His grace-filled sacraments. May we value and protect the precious faith He has given us at great cost. May we be vigilant in our desire to live as good stewards by preventing lovers of evil to contaminate His holy Church. May we do our part to keep it clean and unstained like its Divine Founder.
With every prayerful best wish for a Happy and Blessed Easter!
Reverend Monsignor Edward C. Puleo
View a short video message from Bishop Checchio to the faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen, inviting all to read his pastoral letter, “Lighting a fire in the heart of our world.” You can view it on the Diocese of Metuchen Vimeo page, here: https://vimeo.com/207350918.
Read Bishop Checchio's Pastoral Letter at http://diometuchen.org/bishop/pastoral-letter
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