Diocese of Metuchen
The Most Reverend
Bishop James F. Checchio



Monday - Friday,

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

Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

March 18, 2018 / Bulletin

March Calendar


Papal ReflectionPope Francis

“Do not be afraid of Confession! The Confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord’s mercy motivates us to do better. Confession…His way of embracing us. Jesus is there…and he receives you with so much love.”
~ Pope Francis

Welcome to Our Parish

Create a clean heart in me, O God. ~ Psalm 51

Mission Statement

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Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak

Stephen Laikowski

Richard O'Brien




Weekly Mass Schedule

Please scroll down for St. Mary Church's Lenten Schedule

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, NOON
   Monday: 7 a.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
February 24 to March 25

Religious Education Program

Please visit our Dates and Notes to Remember page!

Please remember Maureen (from our RCIA program) in your prayers.  She will be receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass here on Saturday, March 31.


St. Mary Church's Lenten Schedule

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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:

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

2. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

3. 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 should be observed 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.

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Mary’s will be having Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Blessed Sacramentchurch from 3 – 7 p.m. each Monday during Lent, beginning on Monday, February 26, and ending on Monday, March 26.  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.

Stations of the Cross

7:00 p.m.

Penance Service

11:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m.

Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7:00 p.m.

Choral Night Prayer - 10:00 p.m.

Morning Prayer - 9:00 a.m.

Good Friday Service - 3:00 p.m.

Blessing of Food - 1:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass - 7:30 p.m.

Easter Mass - 8:00 a.m.

Easter Mass - 10:00 a.m.

Easter Mass - 12:00 p.m.


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.