CHRISM MASS: TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH
Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, Metuchen – 4:00 PM
On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, Bishop James F. Checchio will celebrate the Chrism Mass with the priests of the Diocese. At the Mass, all priests make a Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service, recommitting themselves to their Bishop and to their ministry to God and His People; the Bishop and all Priests then ask the people for a pledge of their prayerful support.
The Bishop will also bless and consecrate the Holy Oils, which each parish receives for the rites of anointing. The Oil of Catechumens is used to anoint infants and adults before their Baptism; the Oil of the Sick is used on the forehead and hands of the infirm in the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick; and Sacred Chrism is used to anoint the head of the newly baptized, the foreheads of confirmandi, the hands of a priest at his ordination, the
head of a bishop at his ordination, and the altar and walls of new churches.
All are encouraged to join in-person (or watch via livestream), the ancient, grace-filled Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Metuchen at 4:00 PM.
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL
The Appeal sustains the many ministries, programs and outreach services of the Diocese of Metuchen reaching thousands of people each day throughout Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties.
We are pleased to announce that our parish has already pledged $ 31,980 as of March 17th. As this important effort continues, we now invite all families of our parish to participate and join us in making a sacrificial pledge that will assist countless individuals and families throughout our Diocese and help our parish earn a parish rebate. The rebate will be 50% of the amount collected over goal.
Just as important as our financial goal is our goal of 100% participation. Every gift, no matter the size, is important and appreciated. Moreover, this is an opportunity for each of us to show our gratitude to the Lord for the blessings we have received.
Please take a moment to watch Bishop Checchio’s message regarding the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Just click on the link below.
Thank you for your sacrificial gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP CHECCHIO
If you would like to make a donation to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal scan the QR CODE.
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Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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83 E. Lincoln Ave,
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MASS DIRECTIVES AND OBLIGATIONS
REINSTATING THE GENERAL OBILGATION TO ATTEND MASS
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
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