Contact InformationLeader: Lorraine Hnosko Phone # (856) 981-1232 or 856-241-7571 E-mail: LorraineHnosko@yahoo.com Regular Meeting: The Third Monday of each month Time: 7 PM Location: Woodstown Parish Center Next Meeting: March 17, 2014 On November 18, 2013, the Ministry planned various events: 1. The leaders of the RCIA group requested that the Marian Ministry share with those undergoing this process the role of Our Blessed Mother in our Catholic Faith. Joyously accepting the invitation, the Ministry will be present at the December 1, 2013 gathering of our newest brothers and sister in Christ. 2. For the Christmas Trees on Parade, which will take place on December 5th and 6th this year, the group decided on the theme “The Many Ways to Pray the Rosary”, and plans were made for the presentation. 3. On December 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM, the Marian Ministry and the Knights of Columbus have been invited by the Liturgy Committee to a Taize Prayer Service. 4. Our Traveling Mary is currently at one of our member’s home. Finally, as the Scripture Studies group that focused this fall on Women in the New Testament, approached it’s last week, those of our members who joined them shared with the Marian Ministry their new-found perspective on the very active role that women, especially Our Lady, had during Jesus’ ministry, during His Passion and Resurrection, and during the development of the early Christian Church. Our hearts were afire as we shared our individual experiences that took us from our daily lives to a life devoted to Christ Jesus, through Our Blessed Mother! On October 21, 2013, Carrie Valentino shared her experience on her trip to Medjugorje. We met at St. Joseph Church in Woodstown, where through pictures, music, and her own captivating story, Carrie walked the Marian Ministry and all those present, through the sites, their significance, the story of the visionaries, and most importantly, the messages that our Blessed Mother wants to share with us through her apparitions at Medjugorje. Our “little church” became alive! Our Lady called the visionaries to different forms of work and prayer, and through her messages she is also calling US! We are being called to grow ever closer to Jesus and to experience His merciful love. Mary calls us to help our world, a world that is deeply in need of God. She asks us to be apostles, to pray, and above all, to imitate Jesus by seeking always to do the will of God instead of our own, that way our lives will show others who do not know God that His love is powerful and real.