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First Friday Mass/Adoration – 12/6

Give yourself a spiritual gift this Advent Season. Come to Adoration
on First Friday, December 6 starting after the 12:10 PM Mass and concluding at 5 PM with
Benediction. Bring your own prayer book, read the Bible, silently pray the rosary, or just sit. All are welcome. Why not ask a member of the family or a friend to come with you? Thank you for signing the attendance book which will be placed on the table at the entrance of the church closest to the rectory.

Advent Prayers

   First Week

All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at His coming and call us to His side in the kingdom of heaven, where He lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

November/December Event Highlights

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. 
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.
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

27- Thanksgiving Vigil Mass 7:30 pm – Collection for St. John’s Soup Kitchen
28 – Thanksgiving Day – 8:30 am Mass
30 – Rosary Altar Society Plant and Wreath Sale – 3-6:30 pm PH


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 6 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

Food Pantry

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.

Prayer Shawls Available

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.

Why Register as a Parishioner?

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,
supportive parishioners.

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.

Volunteers Needed

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.