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The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 3, and on Easter Monday, April 6.

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

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

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

BULLETIN
Holy Week
March 29, 2015

March Calendar

April Calendar

St. Mary Ministry Booklet and Contact Info for Parish Ministries

 


Welcome to Our Parish

Lord, in Your great love, answer me. Psalm 69

Mission Statement

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Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Rev. Louis F. Stingel
Weekend Assistant

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

 


Please pray for Lejae and Nick in our RCIA program and for the young people of our Religious Education program who are preparing for the Easter acraments.

Weekly Mass Schedule

Please scroll down to view our Lenten Schedule.

Saturday: 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, NOON
Weekdays:
   Monday: Mass Association 7:00pm;
   Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am
   Friday: Communion Service: 8:00am
Rosary recited following each weekday Mass
Novena to Our Lady - Before Monday evening Mass

Altar Serving Schedule: Weeks of March 7th to June 28th


First Eucharist

Confirmation

Blood Drive at St. Mary’s –April 12

There will be no Confessions next Saturday or the following
Saturday. Our regularly scheduled 3 p.m. Confessions will
resume on Saturday, April 11.

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:


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 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 and all meat products. 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 (February 27th to March 30th)

3:00 - 7:00 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
Priolo at 732-588-5272 to sign-up or if you have questions.

Morning Prayer (February 19th to March 31st)

7:40 a.m. (prior to the 8:00 a.m. Mass)

Christian prayer books will be
provided and instruction given. All are encouraged to participate in
this beautiful prayer of the Church.

Stations of the Cross (February 20th to March 27th)

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.