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Church of the Precious Blood - Monmouth Beach, NJ

Welcome to The Church of the Precious Blood!

The Church of the Precious Blood is a community faith on a journey to be disciples of the Lord Jesus. Join us to celebrate the Eucharist, to share faith in our Faith Sharing Groups, to be good Shepherds of all that God has given us by sharing our resources with those in need and in sharing our faith with those about us. As a commuity we strive to be a beacon of hope, faith and love to those about us. Join us!  Email us.

 

Labor Day 2015

For many of us Labor Day is a signal of the end of summer, the closing of beach clubs, the reopening of school. It’s a time to change pace from the more relaxed time of summer and get back to a routine. But in fact, Labor Day was created to reflect on work – not in a negative way but as a blessing.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to a celebration of the social and economic contributions of American workers. The form of its observance was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday more than 100 years ago: "a street parade to exhibit to the public 'the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations' of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families." (U.S. Department of Labor)

Matthew Fox in The Reinvention of Work writes: "Good living and good working go together. Life and livelihood ought not to be separated but to flow from the same source.… Spirit means life, and both life and livelihood are about living in depth, living with meaning, purpose, joy, and a sense of contributing to the greater community. A spirituality of work is about bringing life and livelihood back together again. And Spirit with them." Here is an Edward Hays prayer that we might bring to our workplace – no matter where that might be:

To you, O Divine One, from whose hands
comes the work of creation, so artfully designed,
I pray that this work I am about to do
may be done in companionship with you.

May the work that I will soon begin
sing praise to you
as songbirds do.

May the work that I will soon begin
add to the light of your presence
because it is done with great love.

May the work that I will soon begin
speak like a prophet of old
of your dream of beauty and unity.

May the work that I will soon begin
be a shimmering mirror of your handiwork
in the excellence of its execution,
in the joy of doing it for its own sake,
in my poverty of ownership over it,
in my openness to failure or success,
in my inviation to others to share in it,
and in its bearing fruit for the world.

May I be aware that through this work
I draw near you.

I come to you, Beloved,
with ready hands.
— Father Edward Hays in Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Masses

Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 noon
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday 7:30am - Saturday 9:00am
Confession: after 9:00 AM Mass Saturday

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