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God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
Advent Confessions will be heard from 3 pm to 9 pm. Please take advantage of this time to go to confession and get reconciled with Jesus before Christmas Day!
Join us for the AOLP Christmas Concert and singing of Christmas Carols at 7 pm in the Church.
For more information on these and other events, please click here for the Weekly Bulletin.
o Limited $100 50/50 Winter Raffle tickets are on sale in the Rectory. Only 250 tickets to be sold. Proceeds to go towards new parish office computers. Drawing Dec. 8 at 1 pm in the Parish Hall. Only 250 tickets will be sold.
o There is an Eyeglasses for the Needy collection box in the church vestibule.
o Knights of Columbus Peanut Brittle on sale in Rectory – $13 for a one pound box.
o The Giving Tree will be in the main entrance of the Church and in the gym during Religious Ed. Program hours beginning Thanksgiving weekend. Please take an ornament and buy a gift to make someone’s Christmas special. Gifts will benefit St. Joseph Social Service Center, Elizabeth, Community Service Association, New Providence, and Family Promise, Summit.
St. Joseph’s Gifts due Sunday, 12/8, CSA and Family Promise gifts due Wednesday, 12/11
1- Rosary Altar Society Plant and Wreath Sale – 7:30 am – 1:30 pm PH
1 – Spanish Mass 6 pm
5 – BOLD TNL 7-8:30 PH
6 – First Friday with Adoration after 12:10 Mass
8 – Welcome And Coffee….. after 9 am Mass
10 – AOLP Christmas Concert and Night of Carols, Blessing of Trees/Creche 7 pm
11 – Advent Confessions 3 – 9pm
13 – BOLD MIDDLE – Gingerbread Extravaganza 7-8:30 pm PH
14 – Market Street Mission collection 9 am
15- Rosary Altar Society Mass/Christmas Luncheon – 10:30 am Mass
15 -Spanish Mass 6 pm
17 – Sandwiches for St. Joseph Social Service Center details in bulletin drop off Monday evening or Tuesday by 9:15 am
24 -25 Christmas Masses – Christmas Eve 4,6, midnight, Christmas Day 8, 10, noon
29 -Spanish Mass 6 pm
The Food Pantry committee and their patrons greatly appreciate your generosity. The following items are in the most need: white rice, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper,
ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. Please remember that out-of-date and opened food cannot be distributed. Monetary donations are always welcome.
Do you know someone who is suffering physically or mentally and could use some comfort? Consider giving them a prayer shawl. The Prayer Shawl Club has been tirelessly knitting beautiful shawls while praying. Each beautiful shawl comes in a gift bag with a prayer. They are free, just call the rectory. 908 464 7600.
Every Catholic should be registered in a parish. Beside the active support and involvement that the registration enables, the parish registration is also a mandatory condition for many sacraments including Baptism and Matrimony. *It is therefore important to register at your local parish as soon as you start worshiping there regularly.
You may request verification letters to sponsor individuals for sacraments,
receive sacraments yourself or your child (i.e. marriage, baptism).
You will receive end-of-the-year tax contribution statements.
The Archdiocese will know that our parish has a healthy base of registered,
To register in the parish, please visit the Rectory or print out the
on our website, fill it out and return it to the rectory.
*You are not automatically registered if you made your Sacraments here as a child or went to the school.
If you are able to help in any of these areas, please contact the rectory 908 464-7600:
- Eucharistic Ministers for Sunday Mass
- Spring Grove Eucharistic Ministers and helpers to set up for Monday Mass
- Altar Servers for all masses
- Lectors for all masses
- Food Pantry – The Food Pantry Committee is in need of volunteers to help on every other Wednesdays as well as Substitutes for all days.
- Homeless Ministry needs volunteers
- Prayer Shawl Ministry needs knitters and crocheters
- Sacristy – Help is needed in keeping our Altar looking beautiful. Please consider giving an hour or so of your time on a Friday to help with the Altar candles and vessels used during Mass. If interested please contact the rectory.