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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Parish Community of Saint Helen. From a small group of faithful who began meeting for Sunday Mass at Edison Middle School, to our vibrant parish of over 4,000 families, St. Helen has been an integral part of the spiritual fabric of Westfield and surrounding communities since 1968.

Sermon Sidebar # 4

Create Advent Moments.   God uses us in the busyness of this Advent Season, remember to stay alert to the needs of others                 


Sermon Sidebar # 3 YOLO SQUARED

YOLO stands for You Only Live Once.  The squared references that we actually live twice - on earth and in heaven. 
These are some of the missed opportunities of people who wished they had lived their lives differently

~ I wish I'd had the courage to just be myself.
~ I wish I had spent more time with the people I love.
~ I wish I had learned to express my feelings more .
~ I wish I hadn't spent so much time worrying about things that never happened.
~ I wish I had cared less about what other people thought and their expectations.
~ I wish I had taken more risks.
~ I wish I hadn't spent so much time chasing the wrong things.
~ I wish I had lived more in the present moment.
~ I wish I had loved more.
~ I wish I had realized happiness is a choice.

In Resisting Happiness, Matthew Kelly says " GET BUSY LIVING".


 


Save the Dates:

Saturday, November 4, 2017 ~
What a beautiful evening the launch of our 50th Anniversary was!



Friday, November 17th 
7:00 pm to 10:45 pm, 
Nationally known speaker and author, Dr. Allen Hunt
 
Find Your Greatness

Thank you to all who joined us for this inspiring evening!


Thursday, February 8, 2018
"Fr. Charlie Hudson was a Friend of Mine"
Remembrance

In 1968, Father Hudson met Peggy Coloney ( a parishioner of St. Helen) who was a nurse at Saint Elizabeth Hospital, Elizabeth, NJ. They both could see that the emotional and spiritual needs of the sick and dying were not being addressed. They took it upon themselves to do more; and in 1983, they founded the Center For Hope Hospice.  Fr. Hudson was also a beloved weekend associate at St. Helen for many years.
Details to follow


Friday, April 27, 2018
Sr. Terry Rickard, OP DMIN


Sister Terry Rickard, O.P., is a Blauvelt, NY, Dominican Sister and she is the President and Executive Director of Renew International. Sister Terry is a nationally known retreat leader and speaker at events such as the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and the Mid-Atlantic Congress.  Her enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is contagious.  Under her leadership, RENEW launched several new and important pastoral processes focused on evangelization, faith formation and spiritual renewal.
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Fr. Kyle Manno of the Diocese of Rockford, IL
 
Fr. Kyle is a great example of having fun while spreading the Gospel.  
Here is a link to his Carpool Karaoke with Bishop Malloy
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October 29-30, 2018
Mini Mission with Fr. Ron Hoye, CM  

Fr. Ron's mission blends humor, story, sacrament and spiritual reflection in a presentation that appeals to all ages.
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 Anniversary Gala
Mayfair Farms
West Orange, NJ
Saturday, November 3, 2018

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