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The Parish Office will be closed on Good Friday,
April 18, and on Easter Monday, April 21.

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
April 13, 2014

April Calendar

St. Mary Ministry Booklet and Contact Info for Parish Ministries

 


Welcome to Our Parish

"I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word." - Psalm 130

Mission Statement

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak
PastorStation of the Cross

Rev. Louis F. Stingel
Weekend Assistant

Stephen Laikowski
Deacon

Richard O'Brien
Deacon

Weekly Mass 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: January through May 2014


St. Mary Church's Lenten Schedule

Please select each panel to view

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.

9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m. - Mass of the Lord's Supper
10:00 p.m. - Choral Night Prayer

9:00 a.m. - Morning 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

 


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.