This Monday’s Mass Association is at 9 a.m.

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The parish office will be closed on Monday.

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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
February 18, 2018 / Bulletin


February Calendar

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Papal ReflectionPope Francis

“Prayer is the strength of the Christian and of every person who believes. In the weakness and frailty of our lives, we can turn to God with the confidence of children and enter into communion with Him. In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could harden our hearts, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of God’s boundless love, to taste His tenderness.

"Lent is a time of prayer, of more intense prayer, more prolonged, more assiduous, more able to take on the needs of the brethren, intercessory prayer, to intercede before God for the many situations of poverty and suffering.”
~ Pope Francis

 

Welcome to Our Parish

Your ways, O Lord, make known to me. Psalm 25

Mission Statement

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Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
Pastor

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

 

 

 

Weekly Mass Schedule

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

Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, NOON
Weekdays:
   Monday: 9 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
January 6 to February 25

Religious Education Program

Please visit our Dates and Notes to Remember page!

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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.