This week . . .

Daily Masses
Our daily Masses will be in the Upper Church through Saturday June 8th.

All Creation Gives God Praise
There will be an hour long program on Friday April 26th in the Spiritual Formation Center on the scriptural and ethical dimensions of our call to be stewards of all of God’s creations. This program is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and will begin at 7:30PM.

Anointing Mass
On Saturday, April 27th, we will gather for our spring Anointing Mass at 11AM in Szelest Hall. We invite all of our parishioners in need of this sacrament to this wonderful celebration of God’s healing, whether that need is due to sickness or age. For those who wish, there will be an opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation before the Mass. We hope you will be able to join us for a light luncheon following Mass. If you need a ride to the Anointing Mass, please call the parish office at 201-384-0557 and let us know.

Divine Mercy Sunday
Sunday April 28th, we will have a prayer service following the 12 noon Mass. A social to follow in the Spiritual Formation Center.

Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

Holy Saturday

Morning Prayer  will be at 9AM in the church.

Blessing of Easter Food will take place following Morning Prayer. Families wishing to have food blessed are asked to bring a basket of food to church on Holy Saturday morning.

Decoration of the church for Easter will be immediately following Morning Prayer.

Easter Vigil 8PM – We gather this night to continue our celebration from Thursday and Friday. Just as our faith, thanks to Christ’s resurrection, is made strong enough to keep us awake and watchful, so by our Easter Vigil, let us make this night blaze with light.

Easter Sunday

Masses will be at 7:45, 10AM and 12 noon.

Salubong (The Filipinio devotion which reenacts the encounter of the risen Christ with his sorrowing mother) will be celebrated at 11:30AM.

Alleluia,, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Good Friday

On this day when Christ became our paschal sacrifice, the Church reflects on the Passion of our Lord Jesus, adores his cross, and intercedes for the salvation of the whole world. In accordance with ancient tradition the Church does not celebrate Mass on this day, but celebrates the Lord’s Passion.

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3PM. This liturgy is a continuation of the one begun Holy Thursday. During this celebration we commemorate our Lord’s Passion, we pray for the needs of the world, and we venerate the cross.

Scriptural Stations of the Cross at 7:30PMi n the upper church. This is a word and song service of about one hour. It is ideal for those who are not able to attend the 3:00 pm service or those who want to participate in a very prayerful, scriptural way of the cross. It will be led by the youth of our parish.