Church of the Precious Blood - Monmouth Beach, NJ

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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

Lent 2018

We begin our Lenten Journey once again. We enter these very special 40 days marking our foreheads with ash in the sign of the Cross and pray that these 40 days will be spent so that our Easter will be more joyous, more fruitful than ever.

In this early part of Lent we plan on what we might do this Lent so that it will prepare us well for Easter. Of course we could do the usual things that quickly come to mind: give up a favorite food; give up an annoying habit; come to daily Mass at least a few times (pick one day per week, for instance).

But we might also embrace some other practices:

Set up a particular prayer time and place. Use it for just some quiet time. You might just sit and try to meditate being conscious of God’s presence with you. Spend ten or fifteen minutes this way. Or use the “Black Book” that is available at the rear of the church or use your Bible and decide, for instance, to read the Gospel of Mark from beginning to end.

There are many valuable websites that can help us focus on the season of Lent:  The US Bishops site gives you the daily readings to meditate on;  The Irish Jesuits site gives all sorts of resources and even gives you an online retreat; The Univesity of Notre Dame has a site with daily meditations and readings.

Find a way to serve the poor. This might be a little difficult with busy schedules being what they are. But we’d always welcome you for a day at The Center in Asbury Park helping to serve lunch. I’m sure Trinity Church in Asbury with their Saturday Soup kitchen can always use help. Search – you’ll find something.

The bottom line is that we want to come to Easter with hearts and minds renewed so as to be better able to celebrate Resurrection.


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Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 noon
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