This year the Philippines is celebrating 500 Years of Christianity. The theme of this anniversary year is GIFTED TO GIVE. One of the ways this special anniversary is being marked is by having a special Jubilee Cross brought to 12 different churches here in the Archdiocese of Newark. This journey of the Cross began this past April. People are encouraged to visit each church while the Jubilee Cross is present and to have a special “Pilgrim Passport” stamped as an indication of their taking part in this special devotion.
The Jubilee Cross comes to our parish today, Sunday, Nov. 7. We will welcome the Cross at the start of our Noon Mass. Bishop Gregory Studerus will celebrate this special Mass. The Jubilee Cross will remain at our parish until Saturday, December 4, and it will leave our parish at the end of our 5 pm Mass that day. The Cross will then be brought to St. John the Evangelist Parish in Bergenfield.
(Photo by Gigi Macalintal)