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
Daughters of Mary
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Guest Speaker: Bishop Paul Bootkoski, Bishop of Metuchen
Watch the bulletin for details.
An Easter Message from Monsignor Puleo:
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On Easter Sunday the Risen Lord says to each of us, "Peace be with you" (John 20:29).
The victory of Easter is God's gift to us. As children of God we embrace with faith the Easter event - Jesus Risen from the dead for you and for me. It is the Risen Christ Who cares for us now. He loves us, strengthens us, encourages us, heals us, embraces us, and walks with us as we journey to the Father.
In addition to an entering into a reflection on the meaning of Easter for a spiritual or prayerful purpose, the important challenge of Easter is to decide whether or not we really believe and really want to live life in imitation of Jesus, now Risen from the dead. To do so is to embrace the redemption Jesus won for us through His sacrificial death on the cross and to choose a life that opens for us the way to salvation. It likewise includes accepting the message of Easter into our hearts and seeking always the joy and peace that Easter promises.
This message of Easter is meaningful even in the context of current world events and the constant news reports of people like ourselves being uprooted from their lives, separated from family members and terrorized in unspeakable ways, most often for the only crime of being a follower of Christ. Yet, our Risen Lord's message of joy and peace is most meaningful in these times when things seem hopeless because as Christians we are summoned to constantly "wait in joyful hope" for the (second) coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
This is the joy that Pope Francis captures in his Encyclical "Evangelic Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel) as follows: "The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew."
On this Easter Day 2015, and during all 50 days of Easter, may you know and cherish the peace and love of our Risen Savior. May His vision for you be faith-filled, hopeful, and joyful all the days of your life.
In Christ Jesus Our Lord,
Rev. Msgr. Edward C. Puleo
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