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Diocese of Metuchen
The Most Reverend
Bishop James F. Checchio

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REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Days:
Monday - Friday,
9:00am-2:00pm

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please call before coming! Thank you!

Office/Rectory
Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

BULLETIN
March 24, 2019 / Bulletin

March Calendar

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“But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend without expecting anything back.” (Luke 6:35)

Easier said than done, right?  But, if we are to imitate Christ, most of us need to practice mercy and compassion more frequently.  Start with the little daily annoyances that we experience, the unkind word or hateful glance we receive. Instead of plotting revenge on that person, try saying a quick prayer for that person. Mercy and compassion will put us on the path to holiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Parish

The Lord is kind and merciful. ~ Psalm 103

Mission Statement

St. Mary Church

 

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

 

 

 

Lighting Hearts on Fire
Diocesan Marian Consecration Preparation Year

Please scroll down for parish details.

Weekly Mass Schedule

Please scroll down for our Lenten Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, NOON
Weekdays:
   Monday: 7 p.m. Mass Association
   Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
   Friday: Communion Service: 8:00 a.m.
Rosary recited following each weekday Mass
Reconciliation: Saturday 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Novena to Our Lady - Before Monday evening Mass

Altar Serving Schedule: March 2 to April 27

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St. Mary Church's Lenten Schedule

~ The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

~ All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

~ The obligation of fast applies only to Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. Fasting in the Catholic tradition means to limit oneself to one full meal and two smaller meals which together are not equal to a full meal, so as to experience hunger.

~ The obligation of abstinence applies to all Catholics who have reached the age of 14. Abstinence in the Catholic tradition means to abstain from meat.

Eucharistic Adoration

3 - 7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

7 p.m.

5 - 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 26, from 5 – 7 p.m., in the school cafeteria, we will hold our Lenten Soup Night. This is the perfect occasion to participate in Lenten sacrifices with your family. A free-will offering will be taken to benefit Saint Mary’s Food Pantry. Volunteers welcome! Please call Linda at 732-721-4202 if you have any questions.

 

24 - Hour Adoration

7 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Please come and spend a little time in “thanksgiving” for all that the Lord has given us.  If you are available for one hour, please consider signing up to be with Our Lord during this time.  It is truly an honor to be part of this special ministry.  Please contact Rita at 732-588-5272 to sign-up or if you have questions.

Parish Penance Service

11 a.m.

Morning Prayer - 9 a.m.

Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7 p.m.

Choral Night Prayer - 10 p.m.

Morning Prayer - 9 a.m.

Good Friday Service - 3 p.m.

Blessing of Food - 1 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass - 7:30 p.m.

Easter Mass - 8 a.m.

Easter Mass - 10 a.m.

Easter Mass 12 p.m.

 

Lighting Hearts on Fire
Diocesan Marian Consecration Preparation Year

Our Lady of Guadalupe

This past December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bishop James F. Checchio launched a year of spiritual preparation for the consecration of the Diocese of Metuchen to Our Lady of Guadalupe with Evening Prayer. The purpose of this consecration is to invoke Our Lady of Guadalupe’s (the Patroness of the Americas) aid for our diocese, so that we can be spiritually renewed and equipped to live out our call to evangelize more faithfully. For more information, please visit: lightingheartsonfire.org.

In keeping with Bishop Checchio’s consecration of our diocese to Our Lady of Guadalupe, you will notice sign-up sheets in the back of the church for families to pray together and prepare for the consecration by hosting a “travelling kit” (containing an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe) in their homes for one week (Sunday through Saturday). Let us pray for the spiritual renewal of our diocese!

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How to Report Sexual Abuse

If you were sexually abused by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or you know of someone who was, you are encouraged to report that abuse to law enforcement and/or by contacting the Diocesan Response Officer at (908) 930-4558 (24 hours/7 days a week).  For more information on how to report abuse, visit our diocesan website: https://diometuchen.org/report-a-suspected-abuse

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New Parishioners
We welcome anyone who has moved into the parish or who has been inactive.
Please call or visit the rectory during office hours. You may print and fill out this Census Form before your visit to the rectory office.

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