It is with deep regret that we must close our Church, our School, and our Rectory until further notice.
During this time of the risk of coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Newark has suspended all Church services (including baptisms, funerals, weddings, first Communions and Confirmations). However, we are striving to continue serving your spiritual needs, and we will live stream our private daily and Sunday Masses (scroll down for access). In this way, we will continue to celebrate as one body in Christ! If you need a priest in the event of an emergency, please call 201-791-1616.
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We will be having a live streaming Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, preceded by a blessing of palms. Because of the risk of spreading COVID19 by people handling palms and getting too close to each other to pass them out, there will be NO distribution of palms. We will decorate the outside of the church building with some palm branches, but that will be the only way that they will be used. (We thought of saving them for a later date, but then we were told that palm does not last long enough to do that. )
We will have a live streamed Penance Service at 7:30 p.m. Pope Francis has reminded us that a sincere desire to confess one’s sins and to receive absolution is all that’s needed to be in the state of grace. We will also offer General Absolution virtually to everyone who joins us online for this celebration of the Lord’s mercy.
We will have a live streamed Morning Prayer at 8:45 a.m. each of the mornings of the Triduum. The live streamed Celebration of the Lord’s Supper will take place at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Our Music Ministry has worked it out so that they will be appropriately distant from each other, but still enable us to have some music at this Mass, as well as others during the Triduum. There will not be a Procession concluding the Mass, nor exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Obviously, there will not be any visitation after Mass.
There will be a Live Streamed Morning Prayer at 8:45 a.m. There cannot be our usual Walking Stations of the Cross but we will have the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7:30 p.m. Again, we will have some music at this celebration and special prayers during the Good Friday General Intercessions for all those affected in any way by the pandemic.
Live Streaming of Morning Prayer at 8:45 a.m. Again, because of the need for social distancing, we cannot have the blessing of food for the Easter Sunday dinner in the usual way. However, we will have a Live Streamed Blessing of Food Baskets at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Please have your baskets in front of the video so we can virtually bless the food and the families that share this beautiful custom. While we cannot have our usual celebration, we will have the Easter Vigil Live Streamed at 7:30 p.m. We are making every effort for this celebration to help us focus on the meaning of the Lord’s Death and Resurrection for our lives.
Live Streaming of Mass at 9:30 a.m. Cardinal Tobin will Live Stream Mass at 12 pm to celebrate for the whole archdiocese.
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We will make every effort to post the daily Mass by 10:30 a.m. that day.