From our Pastor
|October 16, 2016
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Last Saturday, Bishop Checchio celebrated
the Sacrament of Confirmation for 124 young
men and women of our parish. During the
Mass the Bishop spoke to the congregation
about the importance of being faithful
disciples of the Lord. It is through the
Holy Spirit that we are empowered to proclaim
the Good News that Jesus Christ is
Lord and Savior.
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that we
received in Confirmation allow us to build
the Kingdom of God through the holiness of
our lives. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are
the nine attributes of a Christian life. In
his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul
writes: "But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
generosity, faithfulness, and self control."
May the Holy Spirit continue to strengthen
us to live as faithful members of the
||Rest in Peace
With great joy we welcome
Brody Kyle Groves,
Arielle Tiffany Groves,
and Bryan Alexander Groves
Gabrielle Brightbill & Christopher Kuzio,
Nicole Ward & Anthony Gorda
Eternal rest grant unto
and may perpetual light shine upon them.
Altar Rosary Society Ornament Sale: Decorate your home or give as a gift!
This beautiful ornament is available through the Altar Rosary Society. It makes a lovely ornament for your tree or a gift for a friend. The ornaments will be sold in the Narthex and in the gift shop after Masses this weekend until Christmas for the low cost of $10.00. Bring Mary to your home this Christmas! Please note there are a limited number of ornaments available.
Diocesan News & Events
15TH Annual Blue Mass for Law Enforcement
Come and pray for those who serve and protect!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
10:30 a.m. Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen, NJ
Bishop James F. Checchio cordially invites ALL the
faithful in the Diocese to join him at the annual Blue
Mass to pray for and with police officers and law
enforcement personnel from the communities and
towns from across Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset
and Warren counties. Come to represent your parish
and town, to support and pray for all our dedicated
local, county, state and federal law enforcement
officials and to honor those officers who have made
the ultimate sacrifice through their service to others.
For more information, call (732) 562-2463 or visit
Save the Date: Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine
Details to follow
Monday-Friday 8:30am, Saturday 8:00am
7:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00noon
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30-4:30pm; and by appointment
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Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with our time and talents as well as treasure!
God Bless You,
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Having trouble hearing in Church?
Hearing Assistance Devices are available in the rear of the Church.
The devices cannot be used outside the Church, as they are connected
to our Church public address system.
The hearing devices are used by many at daily
and Sunday Masses and other Liturgical Celebrations.
PLEASE be sure to return them to the box at the
back of the Church and also be certain to turn the
switch OFF before placing them back into the box.