As disciples we are called to foster our relationship with Jesus, to know him in a personal way. And, as with any important relationship in our lives, our relationship with Jesus changes us, helps us to grow more into the woman or man that God wants us to be.
It has been so good to see you back at Mass. At this time we still have a restriction of 100 people at each Mass. so if you have been thinking about coming back, but have not done so yet ... PLEASE DO! You may reserve your spot on our parish website. It you are not comfortable with reserving online, please call the parish office and we can do it for you.READ MORE
I am pleased to inform you that Reverend Mr. Gustavo Rodriguez-Perez, who is serving in our parish, has been called by the Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, to the Order of Priesthood.
He will be ordained a priest on Saturday, August 22, 2020. We are grateful to God for the gift of Deacon Gustavo to our parish and our Diocese!
Please keep Deacon Gustavo in your prayers as he prepares for his Ordination and begins his ministry among us as a Priest of Jesus Christ!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Jerome Johnson,
It has been so good to see you back at Mass on the weekend! At this time we still have a restriction of 100 people at each Mass. As of this last weekend we still have room at each Mass, so if you have been thinking about coming back but have not done so yet…. PLEASE DO! You may reserve your spot on our parish website. If you are not comfortable with reserving online, please call the parish office and we can do it for you. I know some of you are hesitant to return but please know we have taken every precaution possible to protect all our parishioners …from requiring everyone to wear masks to hand sanitizer to social distancing in pews to limiting the amount of singing to distributing Holy Communion as you leave Mass a pew at a time to disinfecting the entire church after every Mass. It IS safe to come back and we would love to see you!READ MORE
Jesus liked to stay at the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, his friends at Bethany, when he was in Judea. One of these visits has ever remained dear to Christian memory. On that occasion Martha, busily serving the Master, asked Him to persuade Mary to help her. Without in any way reproaching Martha, Jesus explained to her that certain souls, called by God, should choose a better part still 2 the primary duty of listening to Him and contemplating Him.READ MORE
St. Mary Magdalene is one of the greatest saints of the Bible and a legendary example of God's mercy and grace. The precise dates of her birth and death are unknown, but we do know she was present with Christ during his public ministry, death and resurrection. She is mentioned at least a dozen times in the Gospels.READ MORE
Jesus tells the story of a farmer whose crop of wheat is attacked by an enemy who sows the seeds of weeds along with the grains of wheat. Once the violent act was done, there is was no going back. The wheat and weeds had to be allowed to grow together.
Wisdom: 12:13, 16-19
Matthew: 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
We received good news that inside numbers can increase immediately to 100, so that is reflected on the sign ups on our website for weekends only: reopen.church/r/IoxBeHPr.
The office is now open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm. You must wear a mask and be socially distanced.