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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
Bulletin, February 23, 2020

February Calendar

March Calendar

"As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst… ‘Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor – He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.”
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Parish

The Lord is kind and merciful. ~ Psalm 103

Mission Statement

St. Mary Church
Photo Credit: Maria Holovacko

 

 

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

 

 

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Mass Schedule

   Monday:  7:00 p.m. Mass Association
   Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.
   Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
   Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
   Friday: 8:00 a.m. Communion Service / 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
   Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
   Sunday
: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
Rosary recited following each weekday Mass

Please scroll down for St. Mary's Lenten Schedule

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Altar Serving Schedule: February 1 to March 28

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The Pope's Monthly Intention for February 2020
Universal Prayer Intention:
Listen to the Migrants' Cries: We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

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St. Mary's Lenten Schedule

Lent allows each of us to let our Catholic tradition of fasting and abstaining be an important reminder of what it means to suffer or to be without. This liturgical season is a blessed opportunity for us to unite with our brothers and sisters who are hungry, poor, homeless, or living on the fringes of society and to draw near to all those who suffer from illness, affliction, addiction or other serious burden. The following is a reminder of the Lenten instructions to use as a guide as we unite with those who suffer, near and far.

So that the Church of Metuchen may be spiritually one in a common observance of Lent, the following days of fast and abstinence are to be observed by all Catholics of the Diocese who enjoy the blessings of good health:

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

~ All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

~ From the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday until the celebration of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday, the Easter fast is suggested so that, with uplifted and welcoming hearts, we may be ready to celebrate the joys of the Resurrection. This ancient tradition, intimately connected with the Rites of Holy Week and the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, is encouraged, especially in those places baptizing catechumens at the Easter Vigil.

~ The obligation to fast applies only to Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. To fast in the Catholic tradition means to limit oneself to one full meal during the day so as to experience hunger.

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

~ The obligation of fast and abstinence, as a whole, is a serious obligation. While failure to observe any penitential day in itself may not be considered serious, the failure to observe any penitential days at all, or a substantial number of them without good cause, would be considered a grave matter. Those unable to abstain for a valid reason on any given Friday of Lent are asked to perform some other penitential act, or to abstain on another day.

3 - 7 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration

7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross

11 a.m.

Parish Penance Service

9 a.m. / Morning Prayer

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

10 p.m. / Choral Night Prayer

9 a.m. / Morning Prayer

3 p.m. / Good Friday Service

1 p.m. / Blessing of Food

7:30 p.m. / Easter Vigil Mass

8 a.m. / Easter Mass

10 a.m. / Easter Mass

12 p.m. / Easter Mass

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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.