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    • October 19
      Each book in The Tuttle Twins series comes with discussion questions at the end, helping parents to talk with their children about the important ideas in the book—ideas such as individual rights, the proper role of government, and what it means to be free. There are also free activity workbooks to accompany the books.
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    • October 14
      Schnurr knows any attempt to close parishes will be met with fierce resistance from the “Not my parish!” folks. Yet he is trying to manage the decline smartly. Too many bishops around the world are punting on this issue, pushing off the difficult decisions to their successors. Eventually dioceses will collapse under the weight of too many parishes and not enough parishioners. But managing the decline is only one aspect of the path forward. We also have to ask what kind of Church we want to emerge after this decline. Will it be a Church that stubbornly and irrationally clings to the post-Vatican II status quo? Pope Francis often speaks against rigidity and living in the past, but none are more rigid and stuck in the past than the Church officials who want every year to be 1976 again.
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    • October 13
      Since the Islamic insurgency began in earnest in July 2009 — first at the hands of Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist organization, and later by the Fulani, who are Muslim herdsmen also radicalized and motivated by jihadist ideology — more than 60,000 Christians have either been murdered or abducted during raids. The abducted Christians have never returned to their homes and their loved ones believe them to be dead. In addition, in the same time frame, approximately 20,000 churches and Christian schools have been torched and destroyed.
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    • October 11
      This doesn’t necessarily mean that parents need to homeschool—though there are good resources for those who do—but they do need to set academic and moral standards for their own children. This means creating clear parameters on the quantity and quality of their children’s moral and academic habits. This is often done in sports, where an athlete has a good idea of what their workout should be and what they should be able to do by the end of a season. This is also done in music, where musicians have certain pieces they need to perform and memorize, so they make a plan of how they should train.
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    • October 11
      The protest stems from their teaching a reverse racism instead of the older American ideal of equality before the law. And, at an even more fundamental level, it arises from not just a discussion of current sexual mores, but a deliberate challenge to religious traditions.
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  • RESPECT LIFE MONTH


    Pro-Life Corner Courtesy of Ray Gabler
    WORD OF LIFE
     “Everywhere this (Sacred Heart of Jesus) holy image was exposed to be honored, He would pour fourth His graces and blessings. This blessing was, as it were, a final effort of His love. He wanted to bestow upon men during these final centuries such loving redemption in order to snatch them from the control of Satan, whom He intended to destroy.”  In 1675, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque spoke about the souls devoted to His Sacred Heart.

    1. October 16th – Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.  Jesus appeared to this saint giving her the mission of encouraging and teaching a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This included a Holy Hour on Thursdays to reflect on how the Apostles abandoned Him during the Agony in the Garden.  Jesus also encouraged receiving communion on 1st Fridays. The parish of St. Denis is fortunate to have a beautiful stained glass window depicting Jesus’ appearance to this saint. 
    1. Activities:  40 Days for Life Sept 24 – Oct 31. To learn more, visit 40daysforlife.com/Shrewsbury.  To   participate on Friday’s contact meyerjim1953@gmail.com, otherwise contact Monmouth4Life@hotmail.com.  If you are unable to attend, please commit to 40 days of prayer/rosary for the unborn.
    2. Fatima Rosary: 10/13 at 8:30am at the Fatima Shrine at St. cathrine's Church
    3. 3k Rosary for Life: Join 3,00 people in NJ praying the Rosary. Go to lifeneteducation.org/3krosaryforlife to join. 
    4. ACTION CENTER –Act now to stop the most extreme Abortion Bill Ever!!  Visit www.votervoice.net/USCCB/home to tell your elected officials that you oppose this heinous legislation.
    1. NJ Right to Life Car Raffle!
    2. Raffle tickets will be sold next weekend (October 16 &17) at all Masses, including Our Lady Star of the Sea Chapel!  First prize is a 2022 VolvoXC40 AWD SUV valued at $41,340!  Other prizes include Shop Rite Gift cards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, and $500!  Proceeds will benefit New Jersey Right to Life, our state's oldest and largest pro-life organization, dedicated to protecting all human life from conception to natural death.  The cost is $10/ticket, book of 10/$100. If you would like to help sell raffles at a particular Mass, we'd LOVE to have you!  Contact Ray Gabler at rjgabler@gmail.com or call 732-890-8008
    3. FACING UNPLANNED PREGNANCY?  Need Help?  Contact Birthright @ 800-550-4900 or locally @   732 747-7600 for assistance with testing, doctors, food, housing, counseling, and other services at little or no charge.
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  • The Year of St. Joseph

    Throughout the year we strive to honor
    St. Joseph as the guardian and protector of the Church and her faithful with heartfelt prayer and devotion, encouraging all to take his virtuous life as our model for fulfilling our personal vocation to holiness.
    Consider a Consecration to St. Joseph as well. 
    A resource for all things St. Joseph

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  • Faith at home resources

    A great start is the list of resources here. Explore the various offerings. Enjoy!

    For the young ones, enjoy BLESSED a great animated offering from Dynamic Catholic
    There is content for all ages in the Faith at Home section of Formed.org. 
    Puzzles and Activities here
    Metanoia is a beautifully written and filmed faith journey created by Father Dave and Fransiscan University.  They have more at Wildgoose.tv
    For local flavor, Father Chris Dayton
    More Local Flavor (with Rapping) Father Dave
    How about some couple time? You would do well to enjoy Better Together at Dynamic Catholic.