Live-stream & Public Mass/resumption of other sacraments.
This Sunday 6/21
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and your gracious cooperation, our first public Mass last Sunday went very well.
Keeping a cautious approach to returning public worship, we will follow the same schedule this weekend (9AM Mass live-stream
and 11:30AM Mass live-stream
with a congregation
; outdoor radio reception will be available at 107.7FM and Communion will be offered outdoors afterwards at both Masses). Of course, we will keep a careful eye on attendance with the anticipation of resuming additional Masses very soon. In addition, given the possibility of rain in this weekend's forecast, please check your Flocknote/Facebook feed or call the Rectory on Sunday morning for any changes due to weather.
Although not required, it is strongly recommended to reserve your seat for the 11:30 Mass either on-line at
or by calling
. Please keep in mind that,
even if you had made a reservation for last week's Mass, you will need to do so again for this week
- reservations are good for one weekend only.
In addition to public celebration of the Eucharist we are also resuming limited public celebration of the other sacraments:
will resume starting this
Saturday from 3-3:45PM
. They will take place
. Until the Saturday 4PM Mass resumes, I will also hear Confessions on
Sunday from 8-8:30AM
. In both cases, social distancing and facemask rules are to be observed at all times while in either building. I would ask that, for health reasons, to make what is called an “integral Confession”: kind and (if you know) number of occurrences of sin, with little embellishment – God knows the details and only wants to forgive us our sins.
are also resuming. Since we can only allow one child/family at a time we are making provision for celebration of the sacrament at other times during the week. Please contact the Rectory to make arrangements; if you have already requested a Baptism, a member of our Baptismal team will contact you as well as information for the Baptismal prep session beforehand.
I know that several families were unable to properly observe the passing of loved ones, both due to COVID-19 and otherwise, so I am pleased to announce that
Funeral and Memorial Masses
will now be celebrated in the main Church. Please contact the Rectory office for information and to schedule.
Social distancing and facemask requirements remain in effect for all in-church events; please see
On this very unusual Fathers Day we are, slowly but surely, trying to return to a new form of normal in our sacramental life. Thank you for your understanding, your help and your prayers and God bless you all!
don't forget to visit the Diocese of Trenton's one-page resource for families,
Faith At Home
, updated each week at
and en español at
This week's edition:
We continue to pray for an end to the virus, those who are infected and those who care for the sick. May God continue to bless us and keep us close to Him.
Sunday 6/21 - Live stream Masses 9 and 11:30AM
Not quite ready to come back to church? We completely understand! Don't forget that the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect (currently until 9/7) and we respect your decision for health and safety reasons. We will continue to live-stream the 9AM Sunday Mass (and - for this weekend - the 11:30AM) for the foreseeable future.
Watch the 9AM Mass at https://youtu.be/_NETruKDwb8
and the 11:30 Mass at https://youtu.be/z80GM1ioxI4
Are you going?
might be going.
Fr. Ed Blanchett
on Friday, June 19 at 3:00PM