Tuesday, November 1 is All Saints Day
Solemnity of All Saints
All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1st. The day is dedicated to the saints of the church. Masses will be celebrated as follows:
- Tues., Nov. 1st Mass: 7 am, 12:10 & 7:30 pm
- Monday, October 31st Vigil Mass: 7:30 pm
All Souls’ Day “Remember those who have gone before us…” On Wednesday, November 2nd, All Souls’ Day, we will celebrate Mass in the church at 7 am and at 12:10 pm in the Mausoleum of our cemetery.
Masses at 12:10 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
We warmly welcome Luke Michael, son of Shaun and Jennifer Olson; and Joy Silvia, daughter of Patrick and Rebeca Gallic, who were recently baptized. May the flame of faith grow ever stronger in their hearts. God’s blessings to all!
“Journey through Grief” our parish bereavement support group will begin on Thursday, October 27th at 7PM in the Parish Center. We meet for six consecutive Thursday evenings (skipping Thanksgiving Day). The group is open to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one (family member or friend). There is no cost, but we do ask you to register. Please contact Cheryl Gatti via phone at 908-285-0330 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
We offer our sincere sympathy to the family of Sr. Theresina Flannery, who died recently. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.
The Most Reverend James Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen invites all of the faithful to join him for The Diocese of Metuchen’s 35th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. November 19, 2016 Celebrate the final days of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. Enter through the Basilica’s Holy Door and receive the Holy Year Indulgence.
We will be participating with a few local churches to rent a bus for the pilgrimage. The bus will depart from Our Lady of the Mount Church in Warren at 6:00 am. We are asking $25 per person to offset the cost of the bus. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Nancy at the parish office at email@example.com; or 908-756-6524 ext. 10; or add your name & contact info. to the signup sheet in the Narthex or on the parish website.
Click here for more information. Complete a sign up sheet or Click here to register online for the trip with the parish.
The Diocesan Convocation will be taking place on October 25 - 27. As all diocesan priests will be in attendance, Mass will not be celebrated on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Deacon Peter will celebrate a Communion Service at 7:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday mornings - October 26th & 27th. Mass intentions will be included in the Communion Service, as scheduled.
Starting in November, St. Mary’s will be collecting nonperishable foods on the FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. Please put your donations in the Narthex. The total donations for the months of September and October was 82 bags/boxes. Canned goods, cereal, Parmalat milk, tomato sauce, macaroni and mac & cheese are especially needed. Thank you all for helping Feed the Hungry. — The Pangi’s
A good and faithful servant has gone to meet The Father. May her soul rest in the peace of Jesus Christ, who's gospel she preached and lived every day of her life.
Sr. Theresina Flannery, RSM
McAuley Hall, Wednesday, October 26, 4-7 pm. There will be a Welcome Home service at 4:30 pm and a Remembrance service at 6:30 pm.
Mount Saint Mary, Thursday, October 27, 9-11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.
All Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are invited to attend an Evening of Reflection on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30 pm in the church.
The Teaching Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 4 pm in the Church. All Religious Education Students (grades 1 through 6) are required to attend with a family member.
Our Advent Workshop will be held on Sunday, November 27th at 10 am. Watch for more details!
All Sixth Grade students will attend an in-class session on Sunday, Oct. 30th - or - Wednesday, Nov. 2nd to complete this month’s Service Project.
Sixth Graders: online assessments for chapters 1-4 should be completed before attending your in-class session. If you’re having any problems, contact Cathy Cooney at 908-756-6524 x16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming dates for our Second Grade students:
Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm is our Blessing Cup Retreat
Saturday, November 19 at 10:30 am is First Penance.
Our Children’s Liturgy of the Word program meets during the 9:00 am Mass each Sunday (please note there will be no program on November 27)
Gold Anniversary: 50 years
John & Janet Lariviere
Dave & Nelie Tucker
Silver Anniversary: 25 years
Christopher & Cathy Cooney
These couples are renewing their marriage vows at the evening Prayer Service at the Cathedral. God Bless!
If you are considering becoming a Catholic or if you are Catholic but have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, we invite you to join our RCIA/Adult Faith Formation program. Please contact Anthony Pangi at 732-764-0264 or email@example.com for more information about this program.
Calendar Raffle Tickets for a Calendar Raffle to benefit Mount St. Mary House of Prayer, Watchung, will be sold after all the Masses next weekend, November 3/4. Tickets are $20 for 13 chances to win. (That’s a little over a dollar a chance!). Prizes range from $300 to $1,400. Proceeds benefit the ministry of the House of Prayer, which depends on the generosity of its benefactors as well as its retreats and programs. The Sisters of Mercy are most grateful for your support.