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Let’s Share our Hearts with our Community  and Neighbor’s Effected by Flooding

As you know and have seen on the tv that last Sunday there was a devastating flood in Jamesburg, Helmetta & Monroe.

As a Parish Family we are a part of this community and would like to help those that need help at this time. Therefore, we would like to ask you to donate gift cards (Target, Walmart, Shoprite, Home Depot, etc.). The gift cards will be divided among the 3 communities and distributed to those that are in need. The gift cards can be used for cleaning supplies, clothes, detergents, building supplies, etc.

Any amount is greatly appreciated as your means allow. You can drop off your donations to our rectory office during our office hours, Mon-Thurs 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or you can drop it in the collection basket at during Mass in a sealed envelope marked Attn: Parish Secretary.

Showing our hearts to those who go through this hard time we embody God’s love.



 “God loves and pays back to those who gives generously to the needy”. 


You are cordially invited to celebrate your 25th or 50th Wedding Anniversary with the Church of Metuchen and renew your marriage vows with Bishop James F. Checchio at a special Evening Prayer Service at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 3:30 PM.  Couples who celebrated their Silver or Gold anniversary in 2020 are also invited to attend.  Registration is required.  Please register online at:  https://www.diometuchen.org/silver-and-gold-anniversary-celebration.  If you are unable to access, please contact your parish secretary or the Family Life Office at 732-562-1543 or amarshall@diometuchen.org.   Registration will close on October 7, 2021.  Although no fee is required, in the past many Jubilarian couples have given a donation of gratitude to the Church in memory of this special occasion.  Donations of Gratitude may be made online at https://www.diometuchen.org/donation-silver-and-gold or calling 732-562-1543. 





We welcome the Christian faithful to return to the regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith (cf. Code of Canon Law canon 1247 and Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2180).

This obligation does not apply to:

  • those who are ill
  • those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus or another serious or contagious illness
  • those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility
  • those with serious underlying health conditions.

One should consult the local pastor if questions arise about the obligation to attend Mass



A letter from Bishop James F. Checchio: 5.3.21-Letter from Bishop marking five year anniversary

BISHOP’S APPEAL VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYMONc5S8IA

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We at St James are happy to be able to have In-Person Masses once again.  We will continue to live stream our Masses for those who are unable to attend. In following the executive orders given by the Office of the Governor, we ask that you please follow the guidelines listed below.

* Masks MUST be worn at all times

* Upon entering, please use the hand sanitizer provided for you in the vestibule.

* The Sign of Peace is suspended at this time.

We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you.  God Bless.