CONFIRMATION 2019 - <Click Here> for more information. Next session is Sunday, March 17 after the 9:30 Mass. Prayer Cards for candidates are available in the foyer of St. Alphonsus. Please take one to pray for our confirmation candidates.
LENTEN RETREAT - Sunday, March 24 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM at St. Alphonsus. The theme is The Woman at the Well - the physical and spiritual importance of water in the Bible and in our lives. A time for individual and small group reflection; music, fellowship and light refreshments.
ECUMENICAL POTLUCK - our parish is hosting this year and sign-up sheets are posted at the back of the church. It will be held Monday, April 8 at 6:00PM. Call Ann Galloway at 832-4598 for more information.
MUSIC MINISTRY - will hold weekly practices every Tuesday evening after Liturgy until after Easter. There will be periodic practices after the 9:30 Mass on Sundays. New members always welcome!
A LOOK AT A BOOK - will explore The Divine Dynamic by Jesuit author John Surette. <Click here> for more information.
COMMUNITY RECONCILIATION - Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00PM at St. Alphonsus.
SPRING RETREATS - at the Villa Madonna. <Click here> for more information.
2018 TAX RECEIPTS - available in the foyer. If you need your tax receipt mailed to you, please contact the parish office.
SAINT JOHN DIOCESE REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM - <click here> for more information on possibly helping another family. This will be a non-financial obligation.
SCHEDULES - for Eucharistic Ministers available in the foyer.
We Welcome You
We are located in Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada; a quiet yet vibrant town lying in the valley of the Kennebecasis River. It is pastoral. We are pastoral. Come feel our spirit. We are a happy, faith filled community who care for each other. We are home. Welcome to Our Home!
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St. Alphonsus - Hampton: Sundays at 9:30AM.
St. Bridget's - Chapel Grove: Sundays at 11:30AM.
Weekday Liturgy at St. Alphonsus:
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30PM
LENT - A Time to Rediscover the Direction of Life
Excerpts from Pope Francis at Ash Wednesday Mass
Pope Francis summoned Christians to slow down in a fast-paced and often directionless life and fast from the unnecessary things that distract us, to heed Lent that he described as "a wake-up call for the soul".
“Lent is the time to rediscover the direction of life. Because in life’s journey, as in every journey, what really matters is not to lose sight of the goal” he said.
The Pope said that during a journey, if we are distracted we will not get far, and he encouraged believers to ask themselves whether they are seeking the way forward in the journey of life or whether they are satisfied with living in the moment and thinking only of feeling good, solving some problems and having fun.
The Pope explained that the mark of ash we receive on Ash Wednesday is a sign that helps us find our direction: “it is a reminder that of the many things occupying our thoughts, which we chase after and worry about every day, nothing will remain. No matter how hard we work, we will take no wealth with us from this life”.
Earthly realities, he said, “fade away like dust in the wind. Possessions are temporary, power passes, success wanes”.
“The culture of appearance prevalent today, which persuades us to live for passing things, is a great deception. It is like a blaze: once ended, only ash remains” he said.
The Pope said that “Lent is the time to free ourselves from the illusion of chasing after dust” and for rediscovering that “we are created for God, not for the world; for the eternity of heaven, not for earthly deceit; for the freedom of the children of God, not for slavery to things. We should ask ourselves today: Where do I stand? Do I live for fire or for ash?”
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