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

Evening Hours:
Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tel
732-721-0179
Fax 732-721-0360
Direction to St. Mary's

BULLETIN
Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
February 7, 2016

February Calendar

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The Catholic Spirit
Newspaper of the Diocese of Metuchen

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“Love is patient, love is kind.  It is not jealous, it is not pompous.”          (1 Corinthians 13:4)

Do you get jealous?  Do you focus more on the things that other people have than on the gifts that God has given to you?  Are you pompous?  Do you acquire more possessions to impress others?  At times we are all guilty of these things. Pray for more humility.  Pray to become less self-centered and more God-centered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Our Parish

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord. ~ Ps 1

Mission Statement

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Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Rev. Louis F. Stingel
Weekend Assistant

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

 

 

Blood Drive at Saint Mary Church
Sunday, February 14 – In School Cafeteria

Blood DriveSaint Mary’s is having a blood drive on Sunday, February 14, in the school cafeteria, from 8:45 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.  Please bring ID and remember to eat before you donate.  Donors should be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.  Homemade goodies will be served, walk-ins are welcome!  Please call Sue at 732-220-7077 for more information. 

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Weekly Mass Schedule

Please scroll down for 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
Reconciliation: Saturday 3 - 3:30 pm
Novena to Our Lady - Before Monday evening Mass

Bishop's Lenten Message

Bishop's Lenten Instructions

Altar Serving Schedule: December 12, 2015 to March 13, 2016

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Lenten Schedule

~ Please click on each panel below to view details ~

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 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.

 

February 22 to March 21

3:00 - 7:00 p.m. ~ Eucharistic Adoration

Blessed SacramentSt. Mary’s will be having Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 3 – 7 p.m. each Monday during Lent, beginning on Monday, February 22, and ending on Monday, March 21.  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.

February 11 to March 21

7:40 a.m. ~ Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

Morning Prayer will begin for the season of Lent on Thursday, February 11, at 7:40 a.m. (prior to the 8 a.m. Mass) and will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at   7:40 a.m. during Lent, ending on Tuesday, March 22.  Christian prayer books will be provided and instruction given – all you need to bring is YOU.  All are encouraged to participate in this beautiful prayer of the Church. 

March 12 to March 18

7:00 p.m. ~ Stations of the Cross

11:00 a.m. - Parish Penance Service

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

10:00 p.m. ~ Choral Night Prayer

3:00 p.m. ~ Good Friday Service

1:00 p.m. ~ Blessing of Food

7:30 p.m. ~ Easter Vigil Mass

8:00 a.m. ~ Easter Mass

10:00 a.m. ~ Easter Mass

12:00 p.m. ~ Easter Mass

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Help Needed
Religious Education Program

We are in need of substitute teachers for our Religious Education Program. Classes are Tuesdays, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. If you can help out on either of those days, please call Kevin at 732-721-1514.

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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.