The Power of Christ’s Blood: Homily for Good Friday by St. John Chrysostom

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    If we wish to understand the power of Christ’s Blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt: “Sacrifice a lamb without blemish,” commanded Moses, “and sprinkle its blood on your doors.” If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be that the saving power lies not in the blood itself, but in the fact that it is a sign of the Lord’s Blood. In those days, when the destroying angel saw the blood on the doors he did not dare to enter, so how much less will the devil approach now when he sees, not that figurative blood on the doors, but the true Blood on the lips of believers, the doors of the Temple of Christ.

    If you desire further proof of the power of this Blood, remember where It came from, how It ran down from the Cross, flowing from the Master’s side. The Gospel records that when Christ was dead, but still hung on the cross, a soldier came and pierced his side with a lance and immediately there poured out water and blood. Now the Water was a symbol of Baptism and the Blood, of the Holy Eucharist. The soldier pierced the Lord’s side, he breached the wall of the Sacred Temple, and I have found the Treasure and made it my own. So also with the Lamb: the Jews sacrificed the Victim and I have been saved by It.

    “There flowed from His side water and blood.” Beloved, do not pass over this mystery without thought; it has yet another hidden meaning, which I will explain to you. I said that Water and Blood symbolized Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. From these two Sacraments the Church is born: from Baptism, the cleansing water that gives rebirth and renewal through the Holy Spirit, and from the Holy Eucharist. Since the symbols of Baptism and the Eucharist flowed from His side, it was from His side that Christ fashioned the Church, as He had fashioned Eve from the side of Adam. Moses gives a hint of this when he tells the story of the first man and makes him exclaim: “Bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh!” As God then took a rib from Adam’s side to fashion a woman, so Christ has given us Blood and Water from His Side to fashion the Church. God took the rib when Adam was in a deep sleep, and in the same way Christ gave us the Blood and the Water after His own Death.

    Do you understand, then, how Christ has united His Bride to Himself and what food He gives us all to eat? By one and the same Food we are both brought into being and nourished. As a woman nourishes her child with her own blood and milk, so does Christ unceasingly nourish with His own blood those to whom He Himself has given life.

    Source: The Liturgy of the Hours: Office of Readings For Good Friday 

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Latin Mass Update #56

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HOLY WEEK ISSUE!

IN THIS ISSUE:

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

5/18 TICKETS GOING FAST FOR MIKE CHURCH, JOSEPH PEARCE, DR. DILSAVER, and BROTHER ANDRE COMING TO CENTRAL NJ!

5/19 ANNUAL MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE FESTA in CLIFTON

6/9 DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

PLUS:

4/19 REPARATION FOR ABORTION IN ENGLEWOOD

5/3 RELIC OF ST. JOHN VIANNEY COMING TO NJ

5/3 ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

5/3 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS

5/4 FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS

5/3 – 5/5 2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

UPDATE ON PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS!

BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS IN JERSEY CITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:45 AM AT THE CONVENT CHAPEL AT ST. PAUL’S IN GREENVILLE SECTION OF JERSEY CITY.  SINCE SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.

TENEBRAE – HOLY THURSDAY – GOOD FRIDAY  – EASTER  (TRIDUUM), FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART on May 3,  FIRST SATURDAY REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART of MARY on May 4, the FESTA DELLA MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE on May 19  – are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism.   To invite others, there are PDF flyers below the listings, which you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives.

Whatever you do:  first, get yourself to Mass that day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass.  AND GO TO CONFESSION BEFORE HAND! For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

SPY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 7 AM and 8 AM: Low Mass. Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass.

@ Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009: 8 AM: Mass. 6 PM Confessions, 7 PM Tenebrae of Holy Thursday.

  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. 9 AM Low Mass. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass.

The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748: 6 PM – 7:30 PM – Last Confessions before Easter at this parish. (Confessional is in the cry room on the left in the Narthex; ask Father for the traditional Confession format.)

@ Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869 7 PM Low Mass

@ St. Catharine Catholic Church, West Lake Avenue, Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762 7:30 – 9 PM Annual Diocesan Tenebrae Service.  Tenebrae, meaning darkness or shadows, is an ancient service that is prayed and sung, commemorating the Death of Jesus through psalms, lessons and chants expressing grief. A principal element of the service is the extinguishing of 15 candles, reflecting the desertion of the Apostles and three days of darkness following Christ’s Death. The candles are displayed in a triangular stand. The candle at the top, symbolizing Christ, remains lit but is hidden behind or under the altar during the closing prayer, symbolizing Christ’s burial. When the prayer is completed, a loud noise is made representing the earthquake that followed Christ’s Death on the Cross. The lit candle is returned to its place, symbolizing Christ’s victory over death. The noise ceases and the congregation departs the church in silence. Please join us for this unique prayer experience during Holy Week. All are welcome and encouraged to bring family or friends!

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 9 AM: Tenebrae.  5:30 PM Confessions.  7 PM: Solemn Mass of Holy Thursday, followed by Adoration at the Altar of Repose until Midnight.

@   The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748 NOON Low Mass (Adoration at the Repository 8 pm – 11 pm)

  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. 6 pm Confessions; 7 PM Mass,  8:30 pm Eucharistic Adoration at Altar of Repose.

@ Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009: No morning Mass or Tenebrae. Confessions heard 6:30 to 7:25 pm; 7:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession to the Altar of Repose; Adoration at the Repository until 11 pm

FRIDAY APRIL 19 @ 9:30 AM, 40 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 The Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Day 1 of the Divine Mercy Novena) and Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion. Please join the Legion of Mary (Bergen County) and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal for this peaceful, prayerful event. No signs or posters, please. We will assemble at the train station parking lot at the corner of  Demarest and Dean streets and march over to the abortion facility on Engle Street.

FRIDAY APRIL 19 GOOD FRIDAY MASSES

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 8 AM: Tenebrae.  1 PM Confessions. 2 PM: Stations of the Cross  3 PM: Good Friday Liturgy.

@ The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. 8 AM Matins, NOON Latin Good Friday Liturgy

  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. 2 pm Stations of the Cross and Confessions; 3 PM Liturgy of the Passion & Death of Our Lord.

@ Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009: No morning Mass. 8 AM: Tenebrae. 2 pm Confessions; 3 PM Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross and Blessing with the Relic of the True Cross.

SATURDAY APRIL 20 HOLY SATURDAY

@ The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748 8 AM: Seven Dolors of Our Lady, NOON: Blessing of Easter Foods.

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 9 AM: Tenebrae.  12:30 – 1:30 PM Confessions.  8:30 PM: Easter Vigil.

  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. 4 pm Confessions; 5 PM Easter Vigil.

@ Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009: No 8 AM or 5 pm Mass. Instead: 7:45 AM Blessing of the Easter Baskets. 8 AM: Tenebrae of Holy Saturday. Confessions heard 5 pm to 5:55 pm; 6 PM Easter Vigil.

SUNDAY APRIL 21 EASTER SUNDAY!

Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 7AM & 9 AM Low Mass, 11AM High Mass, Confessions 30 minutes before each Mass (NO 5 PM MASS TODAY)

@  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. 7:30 AM & 9 AM Low Mass, 11 AM Missa Cantata (High Mass).

The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748 8:45 AM High Mass

@ Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009 8 AM Low Mass. 10:30 AM High Mass & Benediction. Confessions heard 30 minutes before each Mass as usual.

@   Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. 11 AM Latin Mass

St. John the Baptist, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road, Allentown, NJ 08501, 609-259-3391 12:30 PM Solemn High Mass

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “An Ever More Missionary Church,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 9 AM to 9 PM Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104. Heart of a Priest: Relic Pilgrimage of the Incorruptible Heart of St. John Vianney. Veneration 9 am to 9 pm. 9:45 am Morning prayer. 10 am Confessions. Noon Rosary. 1:45 pm Midafternoon prayer. 3 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy with relic in Cathedral crypt. 5 pm Confessions. 7 pm Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin will celebrate Novus Ordo Mass with relic present. Knights of Columbus in solidarity with our priests. www.kofc.org/vianney #heartofapriest

FRIDAY, MAY 3:  FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART

@ NOON LOW MASS  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. followed by Holy Hour. Confession available on Saturday at 3 PM. 

@ 9 AM & 7 PM LOW MASS  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Followed by Benediction; Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm. Confessions heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

@ 7 AM & 7 PM MASS Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7 PM Mass with Benediction at 8:15 PM

@ 7:30 PM MASS  Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Holy Hour 8:30 to 9:30 pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901: 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Live the Faith – support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory,   Third Gregorian  Chant  Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred  Heart  Church  in  Limerick,  Ireland.  This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey).  For more information,  click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email sfds@institute-christ-king.org

SATURDAY, MAY 4:  FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY

@ 8 AM MASS Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:45 am

@ 9 AM LOW MASS  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena after Mass.

@ 9 AM MASS  Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before Mass. Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10:15 AM

@ 11 AM MISSA CANTATA Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. First Saturday Mass in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Featuring the Gregorian propers of the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart, Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd. Conductor: Miguel de Jesus, Music Director, St. Ann’s Church, Raritan. Please share the flyer below! 

SUNDAY, MAY 12 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “Russia and the Religious Eastern Question,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

MONDAY, MAY 13 @ 7 PM Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue (at 66th Street), New York, NY, 10065 “For Notre Dame” – In response to the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, our Annual Mass for Artists will be a Votive Mass of Our Lady in thanksgiving for its preservation.  A collection will be taken up to help fund the restoration of this priceless work of art and the sacred objects it contains. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris. If you cannot attend the Mass in person, but would like to join us in spirit, you may send a check to Catholic Artists Society, 333 West 56th Street, Apt. 3A, New York, NY 10019, or you may donate via Paypal before May 13. Choral music will include Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, the earliest complete polyphonic setting of the Mass Ordinary. It was composed for the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the birthplace of polyphony. Organ music will include compositions by Louis Vierne, organist of Notre Dame from 1900-1937. The celebrant will be Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat. The homilist will be Fr. Darren Pierre, O.P., Prior of Saint Vincent Ferrer and Vicar Provincial. The Schola Cantorum of Saint Vincent Ferrer, directed by James D. Wetzel, will provide the music. The Mass will be held at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer. Completed in 1918 by renowned American architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, it is one of the best examples in America of French Gothic-style architecture.  Bring a friend. Pray for Notre Dame at Mass. And toast her future health at the reception afterwards!

MAY 18: SAVE THE DATE! MIKE CHURCH of the Crusade Channel, PROF. JOSEPH PEARCE, DR. G.C. DILSAVER, and BROTHER ANDRÉ, MICM,   COMING TO NEW JERSEY! SEE THE FLYER BELOW, AND GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE THEY ALL SELL OUT. ALL VIP TICKETS ARE SOLD ALREADY!

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 20: Shrines of France Tour with Father Robert C. Pasley, Rector, Mater Ecclesiae Roman Catholic Church, Berlin, NJ. $3,690 per person includes tours of Paris, Lisieux, Mont St. Michel, Lourdes, Avignon, LaSallette, Nevers, Ars, Paray le Monial, the beaches of Normandy, and more.  For more information, please call Paul Mazoch at 215 435 4493 or email Kathie di Loreto at angel(dot)kisses(at)comcast(dot)net.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743: Retreat for Men, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master.  Based on “Be ye perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Gospel of Matthew, 5:48), Father’s theme will be “Becoming Saints Today.”  All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. See flyer below.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!

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Morning Star Camp for Catholic Girls, directed by the Sisters, and Montfort Catholic Boys Camps, directed by the Brothers, of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict Center

TFP Boys Call to Chivalry Camps

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Latin Mass Update #55

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LAETARE SUNDAY ISSUE:

IN THIS ISSUE:

4/5 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS TO SACRED HEART

4/6 FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

4/7 TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S

4/8 THE SHROUD OF TURIN

4/12 PALM SUNDAY – HOLY WEEK BEGINS

4/19 REPARATION FOR ABORTION IN ENGLEWOOD

5/3 RELIC OF ST. JOHN VIANNEY COMING TO NJ

5/3 ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

5/3 – 5/5 2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

5/18 MIKE CHURCH, JOSEPH PEARCE, DR. DILSAVER, and BROTHER ANDRE COMING TO CENTRAL NJ!

5/19 ANNUAL MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE FESTA in CLIFTON

6/9 DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

PLUS:

UPDATE ON PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS!

FIRST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR FR. VAN HAGER. A Consolata priest laboring abroad in the distant mission fields of Columbia in South America.  Click here for more on who Father is and why we are asking for prayers as he recovers from cancer surgery.

ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS IN JERSEY CITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO EITHER 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) AT ST. ANTHONY’S or 8:45 AM AT THE CONVENT CHAPEL AT ST. PAUL’S IN GREENVILLE SECTION OF JERSEY CITY.  SINCE SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.

THE LEPANTO CONFERENCE AT THE DOMINICAN PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! PACKED HOUSE FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS AND FOR THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARD. TALKS BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI, FR. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE

FINALLY, FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART on April 5,  FIRST SATURDAY REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART of MARY on APRIL 6, SPY WEDNESDAY, TENEBRAE SERVICES, HOLY THURSDAY and GOOD FRIDAY  – are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism –  to offer worship that is due in all justice to God.  Another great opportunity to introduce friends to traditional Catholicism is the FESTA DELLA MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE in May. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – first, get yourself to Mass that Day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass.  For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5:  FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART

@ NOON  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. Followed by Holy Hour; confession available on Saturday at 3 PM. 

@ 9 AM & 7 PM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Followed by Benediction; Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm. Confessions heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

@ 7 AM & 7 PM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7 PM Mass with Benediction at 8:15 PM

@ 7:30 PM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Holy Hour 8:30 to 9:30 pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

SATURDAY, APRIL 6:  FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY

@ 11 AM  Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. First Saturday Mass in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Featuring the Gregorian propers of the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart, Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd. Conductor: Miguel de Jesus, Music Director, St. Ann’s Church, Raritan. Please share the flyer below! 

@ 9 AM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena after Mass.

@ 9 AM  Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before Mass. Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10:15 AM

@ 8 AM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:45 am

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ 07748 Traditional Latin Mass, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. NOTE: NO BREAKFAST IN May and June. We will resume with July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “Anti-Liberalism & the Catholic Social Movement,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

MONDAY APRIL 8 @ 7 pm John’s Pizzeria, 87 Sussex Street, Jersey City 07302Following the resounding success of the first Theology on Tap on March 11, Fr. John Perricone will offer the next in the Theology on Tap series. Subject: TBA. For more information, please call 201-433-4411

MONDAY APRIL 8 @ 7:30 PM, St. Vincent De Paul Parish, 250 Bebout Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980. An historical examination of the burial cloth of Christ and lesser-known traditions of Christ’s likeness presented by Bob Bird with a 14-foot replica of The Shroud of Turin.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “Progress & Confrontation in the Americas,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

FRIDAY APRIL 19 @ 9:30 am, 40 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 The Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Day 1 of the Divine Mercy Novena) and Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion. Please join the Legion of Mary (Bergen County) and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal for this peaceful, prayerful event. No signs or posters, please. We will assemble at the train station parking lot at the corner of  Demarest and Dean streets and march over to the abortion facility on Engle Street.

FRIDAY APRIL 19 GOOD FRIDAY MASSES

SATURDAY APRIL 20 HOLY SATURDAY

SUNDAY APRIL 21 EASTER!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “An Ever More Missionary Church,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 9 AM to 9 PM Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge Street, Newark, NJ 07104. Heart of a Priest: Relic Pilgrimage of the Incorruptible Heart of St. John Vianney. Veneration 9 am to 9 pm. 9:45 am Morning prayer. 10 am Confessions. Noon Rosary. 1:45 pm Midafternoon prayer. 3 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy with relic in Cathedral crypt. 5 pm Confessions. 7 pm Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin will celebrate Novus Ordo Mass with relic present. Knights of Columbus in solidarity with our priests. www.kofc.org/vianney #heartofapriest

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Live the Faith – support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory,   Third Gregorian  Chant  Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred  Heart  Church  in  Limerick,  Ireland.  This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey).  For more information,  click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email sfds@institute-christ-king.org

SUNDAY, MAY 12 @ 2:30 PM, Our Lady of Pompeii Church, 25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014: The Roman Forum’s 27th Annual New York City Church History Program 2017-2018 on “The Pontificate of Blessed Pio Nono (1846-1878): Catholic Renewal and the Discovery of the Frauds of Modernity” continues with Lecturer, John C. Rao, D. Phil. (Oxford University), Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University. Today’s chapter: “Russia and the Religious Eastern Question,” followed by a wine & cheese reception.  Entrance Fee of $15 payable at door.  Please use the rectory entrance on Carmine Street.

MAY 18: SAVE THE DATE! MIKE CHURCH of the Crusade Channel, PROF. JOSEPH PEARCE, DR. G.C. DILSAVER, and BROTHER ANDRÉ, MICM,   COMING TO NEW JERSEY! DETAILS COMING SOON!

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743: Retreat for Men, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master.  Based on “Be ye perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Gospel of Matthew, 5:48), Father’s theme will be “Becoming Saints Today.”  All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. See flyer below.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Summer Camps

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: Camp St. Peter for Boys in South Dakota

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: Camp St. Isaac Jogues for Boys in Pennsylvania

Morning Star Camp for Catholic Girls, directed by the Sisters, and Montfort Catholic Boys Camps, directed by the Brothers, of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict Center

TFP Boys Call to Chivalry Camps

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!

As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!

Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!

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Latin Mass Update #54

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FEAST of the ANNUNCIATION

IN THIS ISSUE:

3/25 MASSES FOR THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

3/29 UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATRES

4/5 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS TO SACRED HEART

4/6 FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

4/7 TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S

5/3 ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

5/3 – 5/5 2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

5/18 MIKE CHURCH, BROTHER ANDRE COMING TO NJ!

5/19 ANNUAL MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE FESTA in CLIFTON

6/9 DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

PLUS:

UPDATE ON PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS!

FIRST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR FR. VAN HAGER. A Consolata priest laboring abroad in the distant mission fields of Columbia in South America.  Click here for more on who Father is and why we are asking for prayers as he recovers from cancer surgery.

ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS IN JERSEY CITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO EITHER 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) AT ST. ANTHONY’S or 8:45 AM AT THE CONVENT CHAPEL AT ST. PAUL’S IN GREENVILLE SECTION OF JERSEY CITY.  SINCE SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.

THE LEPANTO CONFERENCE AT THE DOMINICAN PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! PACKED HOUSE FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS AND FOR THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARD. TALKS BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI, FR. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE

FINALLY, THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION on MONDAY MARCH 25, FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART on April 5, and FIRST SATURDAY REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART of MARY on APRIL 6 – are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism –  to offer worship that is due in all justice to God.  Another great opportunity to plan for is the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte in May. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – first, get yourself to Mass that Day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass.  For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

MONDAY, MARCH 25: FEAST of the ANNUNCIATION

@ 7 AM & 8 AM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before Mass.

@ 8 AM Mater Ecclesiae261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions 15 minutes before Mass

@ 9 AM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory(ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass

@ NOON  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748

@ 7 PM Our Lady of the Sign Chapel @ St. Paul the Apostle Church Convent, 14 Greenville Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019: UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND. Abbie Johnson was employee of the year for Planned Parenthood in 2008 – but then what she saw changed everything. BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SEE THIS IMPORTANT MOVIE THAT HAS CHANGED HEARTS AND MINDS. Find a theatre here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5:  FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART

@ NOON  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. Followed by Holy Hour; confession available on Saturday at 3 PM. 

@ 9 AM & 7 PM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Followed by Benediction; confessions heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

@ 7 AM & 7 PM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7 PM Mass with Benediction at 8:15 PM

@ 7:30 PM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Holy Hour 8:30 to 9:30 pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

SATURDAY, APRIL 6:  FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY

@ 11 AM  Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. First Saturday Mass in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Featuring the Gregorian propers of the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart, Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd. Conductor: Miguel de Jesus, Music Director, St. Ann’s Church, Raritan. Please share the flyer below! 

@ 9 AM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena after Mass.

@ 9 AM  Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before Mass. Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10:15 AM

@ 8 AM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:45 am

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ 07748 Traditional Latin Mass, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. NOTE: NO BREAKFAST IN May and June. We will resume with July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

MONDAY APRIL 8 @ 7 pm John’s Pizzeria, 87 Sussex Street, Jersey City 07302.  Following the resounding success of the first Theology on Tap on March 11, Fr. John Perricone will offer the next in the Theology on Tap series. Subject: TBA. For more information, please call 201-433-4411

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Live the Faith – support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory,   Third Gregorian  Chant  Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred  Heart  Church  in  Limerick,  Ireland.  This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey).  For more information,  click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email sfds@institute-christ-king.org

MAY 18: SAVE THE DATE! MIKE CHURCH of the Crusade Channel, BROTHER ANDRE AND MORE COMING TO NEW JERSEY! DETAILS COMING SOON!

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 20, 2018, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743
http://www.icseminary.edu/hospitality: Retreat for Men, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master.  Based on “Be ye perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect” (Gospel of Matthew, 5:48), Father’s theme will be “Becoming Saints Today.”  All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. See flyer below.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest Summer Camps

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: Camp St. Peter for Boys in South Dakota

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: Camp St. Isaac Jogues for Boys in Pennsylvania

Morning Star Camp for Catholic Girls, directed by the Sisters, and Montfort Catholic Boys Camps, directed by the Brothers, of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Saint Benedict Center

TFP Boys Call to Chivalry Camps

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!

As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!

Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!

You are subscribed to our Latin Mass Society of Central NJ mailing list, based on interests you communicated to us. If at any time you no longer wish to receive emails, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. But we hope you’ll stay and discover the great treasures of the Catholic faith! Click here for more information about the LMS of CNJ.

Latin Mass Update #53

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STS. PATRICK & JOSEPH ISSUE 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Get the facts about St. Patrick from Regina Magazine and hear an amazing radio dramatization of his life featuring John Rhys-Davis (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) on The Trials of St. Patrick

IN THIS ISSUE:

3/19 ST. JOSEPH FEAST DAY IN NEWARK

3/23 ST. JOSEPH TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE ROSARY RALLY

3/23 SEDES SAPIENTIAE BENEFIT DINNER DANCE w/ KEVIN COLLINS

3/29 UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATRES

4/5 FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS TO SACRED HEART

4/6 FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS TO IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

4/7 TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S

5/3 ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

5/3 – 5/5 2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

5/18 MIKE CHURCH, BROTHER ANDRE COMING TO NJ!

5/19 ANNUAL MADONNA DEL SACRO MONTE FESTA in CLIFTON

6/9 DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

PLUS:

UPDATE ON PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS!

FIRST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR FR. VAN HAGER. A Consolata priest laboring abroad in the distant mission fields of Columbia in South America.  Click here for more on who Father is and why we are asking for prayers as he recovers from cancer surgery.

ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS AT ST. ANTHONY’S IN JERSEY CITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) SINCE SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.

THE LEPANTO CONFERENCE AT THE DOMINICAN PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! PACKED HOUSE FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS AND FOR THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARD. TALKS BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI, FR. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE

FINALLY, ST. JOSEPH’S DAY on TUESDAY MARCH 19, FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART on April 5, and FIRST SATURDAY REPARATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART of MARY on APRIL 6 – are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism –  to offer worship that is due in all justice to God.  Another great opportunity to plan for is the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte in May. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – first, get yourself to Mass that Day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass.  For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 @ 7 PM: Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 259 Oliver Street, Newark, NJ 07105. Traditional Solemn Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church. Refice Mass in Honor of St. Joseph will include tranditonal hymns, ancient Gregorian chants, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Liszt’s Domine Salvum Fac Regem. After Holy Mass, a traditional St. Joseph’s Table with meatless food, traditional Sicilian dishes and Neopolitan zeppoli di San Giuseppe. All are welcome. No tickets required, but do call the rectory at 973 589 2090 to ensure enough food will be available. Ample and secure parking available. See flyer below.

SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 @ NOON: Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange: St. Joseph Traditional Marriage Crusade Rosary Rally. This Public Square Traditional Marriage Rosary Rally sponsored by America Needs Fatima will be one of over 1,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States that day. Please join fellow Catholics in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and fervently pray for Godly marriage and for the conversion of the United States. Parking at the adjacent McLoone’s Boat House.

SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 @ 6 PM – 10 PM: The Mansion at Mountain Lakes, 90 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ “A Celebration of Friendship” Gala benefiting Sedes Sapientiae Catholic School in Boonton. Enjoy an evening of dinner, music, and dancing. Special guest Kevin Collins is an Irish-American stage, screen and voice actor. His film work includes Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Baby Mama, and Infinite Justice. Kevin’s roles in American television includes Blue Bloods, Shades of Blue, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, Unforgettable and Law and Order. His voice is heard daily on US national network TV commercials, on Irish radio, and in documentaries, audio books and video games. Mr. Collins has also worked extensively with the Sedes Sapientiae School Players for the past two years as part of our drama program. For tickets click here.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019: UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND. Abbie Johnson was employee of the year for Planned Parenthood in 2008 – but then what she saw changed everything. Find a theatre here.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5:  FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS to the SACRED HEART

@ NOON  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748. Followed by Holy Hour; confession available on Saturday at 3 PM. 

@ 9 AM & 7 PM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Followed by Benediction; confessions heard 30 minutes before each Mass.

@ 7 AM & 7 PM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before each Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 7 PM Mass with Benediction at 8:15 PM

@ 7:30 PM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:00 to 7:25 pm; Holy Hour 8:30 to 9:30 pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

SATURDAY, APRIL 6:  FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY

@ 11 AM  Shrine Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, 52 West Somerset Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. First Saturday Mass in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Featuring the Gregorian propers of the Votive Mass of the Immaculate Heart, Mass for Three Voices by William Byrd, Ave Maria by Tomas Luis de Victoria, and Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd. Conductor: Miguel de Jesus, Music Director, St. Ann’s Church, Raritan. Please share the flyer below! 

@ 9 AM   St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Confessions heard 30 minutes before Mass, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Novena after Mass.

@ 9 AM  Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Confessions 15 minutes before Mass. Followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at 10:15 AM

@ 8 AM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009; Confessions heard 7:45 am

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 110 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ 07748 Traditional Latin Mass, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. NOTE: NO BREAKFAST IN May and June. We will resume with July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

MONDAY APRIL 8 @ 7 pm John’s Pizzeria, 87 Sussex Street, Jersey City 07302.  Following the resounding success of the first Theology on Tap on March 11, Fr. John Perricone will offer the next in the Theology on Tap series. Subject: TBA. For more information, please call 201-433-4411

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Live the Faith – support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory,   Third Gregorian  Chant  Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred  Heart  Church  in  Limerick,  Ireland.  This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey).  For more information,  click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email sfds@institute-christ-king.org

MAY 18: SAVE THE DATE! MIKE CHURCH of the Crusade Channel, BROTHER ANDRE AND MORE COMING TO NEW JERSEY! DETAILS COMING SOON!

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

SPRING MUST BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!

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BONUS! Some news and blog entries you might enjoy viewing:

  • POWERFUL Bulletin Notice by Fr. Michael F. Duffy of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, Long Island on the atrocity of New York’s new abortion law. In case the link is ever archived or removed, here is Father’s message for the week of Feb. 3, 2019: “Dear Friends: Last weekend you may have heard Msgr. Rahilly or I preach on a difficult subject. I heard from some of you who felt that our words were inappropriate for Mass. We do not often speak in the way that we did last weekend. We understand that it is not always easy to listen to a homily that makes us uncomfortable. But the fact of the matter is that we do not come to Church to be made comfortable. We come to hear and receive the Truth, and the Truth can make us uncomfortable sometimes. The majority of our homilies focused on the shocking and grotesque move by our Governor to sign into law the “reproductive health act” which makes our already liberal abortion laws even more expansive and permissive. With the signing of this bill, New York State officially becomes the abortion capital of the world. No longer is a doctor required to perform an abortion. No longer does a provider have to give life-saving care to a baby who survives an abortion attempt. And now abortions can be per-formed for any reason at any time up to including the day of birth. This is wrong. This is evil. We are better than this. We stand squarely against this new law. We stand with the innocent lives that will be lost. We are proudly pro-life. We do not mean these words to be partisan, harsh, divisive, or just as rhetoric. As a parish, we want our words to have meaning. We seek to actively support any woman who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. We will assist you. We will provide for you and your child. If you do not want your child, we will find a home for your baby. There is no reason to make this choice. You are not alone. We stand with you and are ready to help you. To Governor Cuomo, our legislature and anyone who supports this bill, I say repent. Convert! This is beyond the pale. You are better than this. Jesus Christ demands more from you. Your own humanity requires more from you. For the sake of your immortal souls, I beg you to repent. Go to confession. Change your ways. And If you don’t, do not present yourself for Holy Communion. It would be a sacrilege to support such a bill and then consume our Lord in Holy Communion. God forbid! The Church seeks to condemn no one, for the Lord is merciful to all. His mercy is forever enduring. If you have known the pain of abortion, please know how much the Lord loves you. You will never be turned away in the sac-rament of Confession. Please come and speak with me. Allow me to extend to you the healing arm of the church. Please join me in praying for our governor, our legislature and our state. Let’s pray for a conversion of hearts from the culture of death to a culture of life. God bless you. God save our state. In Our Lord and Blessed Lady, Fr. Duffy
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!

As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!

Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!

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Latin Mass Update #52

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ST. PETER DAMIEN ISSUE 

IN THIS ISSUE:

THIS WEEK IS FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 1 & FIRST SATURDAY MARCH 2

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR PRO-LIFE MISSIONARY PRIEST

SCREENING OF “GOSNELL” with PHILADELPHIA DETECTIVE JIM WOOD

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE

SPRING RETREAT for WOMEN with FR. JOHN A. PERRICONE ON LONG ISLAND

ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

2019 ICKSP GREGORIAN CHANT WORKSHOP

DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

UNPLANNED DEBUTS MARCH 29

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION!

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS!

FIRST, IN YOUR CHARITY PLEASE PRAY FOR FR. VAN HAGER. A Consolata priest laboring abroad in the distant mission fields of Columbia in South America.  Click here for more on who Father is and why we are asking for prayers, especially this Wednesday Feb. 24.

THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. PLEASE GO TO CONFESSION AND RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION AT MASS IN REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE HEART, WHO LOVE US SO MUCH YET ARE ALL TOO OFTEN REPAID WITH SACRILEGE AND OUTRAGES. LET US MAKE REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY! CONFESSION, MASS, ROSARY, MEDITATION ON THE MYSTERIES

ALSO, BE AWARE THAT THE LATIN MASS AT ST. ANTHONY’S IN JERSEY CITY WILL BE MOVED TO 1 PM (FROM 9 AM) AS OF THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 3. MORE NEWS PENDING AS THIS ISSUE IS STILL BEING APPEALED. Contact the parish for more information.

THE LEPANTO CONFERENCE AT THE DOMINICAN PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER IN NEW YORK CITY WAS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! PACKED HOUSE FOR THE PONTIFICAL MASS AND FOR THE SPEAKERS AFTERWARD. TALKS BY DR. PETER KWASNIEWSKI, FR. FR. RICHARD CIPOLLA, AND FR. GERALD MURRAY, AND THE HOMILY BY BISHOP JAMES MASSA ARE AVAILABLE HERE

FINALLY, FIRST FRIDAY MARCH 1, FIRST SATURDAY MARCH 2, ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 and ST. JOSEPH’S DAY on TUESDAY MARCH 19 are perfect opportunities to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism –  to offer worship that is due in all justice to God.  Another great opportunity to plan for is the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte in May. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – first, get yourself to Mass that Day – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself – and second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass.  For helpful resources, please see our “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019: The Montfort Academy125 E. Birch Street, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Screening of “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” with a Q&A session after the movie with special guest, Detective Jim Wood, the Philadelphia detective whose routine drug investigation led to the exposure of America’s most prolific serial killer. Light refreshments will be served.  Suggested donation: $5 per person;  $10 per family. Reserve your seat by contacting Marla Greco by emailing mgreco (at) themontfortacademy (dot) org or calling 914 699 7090. This PG-13 film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, his 30 year killing spree, and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid of Gosnell’s properties by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ Traditional Latin Mass, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. Tentative future dates for 2019: April 7, (NOT IN May and June), July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 – ASH WEDNESDAY THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PARISHES OFFERING HOLY MASS. PLEASE NOTE, THAT CURRENTLY THIS DAY IS NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. For additional information, Mass times and locations, check the parish bulletins or contact the parishes linked here

 

NOTE CORRECTED TIME @ 9 AM  The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748 

@ 9 AM & 7 PM  St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052.

@ 7 & 8 AM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) 

@ 7:30 PM Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009

8 PM St. Anthony of Padua 

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SUNDAY MARCH 17 Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743: Retreat for Women, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master.  Based on “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Apocalypse of St. John, 3:20), Father’s theme will be “The Redeemer as Patient Lover of Sinners.”  All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. Click here for flyer.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 @ 7 PM: Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 259 Oliver Street, Newark, NJ 07105. Traditional Solemn Mass for the Feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Patron of the Universal Church. Refice Mass in Honor of St. Joseph will include tranditonal hymns, ancient Gregorian chants, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, Liszt’s Domine Salvum Fac Regem. After Holy Mass, a traditional St. Joseph’s Table with meatless food, traditional Sicilian dishes and Neopolitan zeppoli di San Giuseppe. All are welcome. No tickets required, but do call the rectory at 973 589 2090 to ensure enough food will be available. Ample and secure parking available. See flyer below

SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 @ 6 PM = 10 PM: The Mansion at Mountain Lakes, 90 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ “A Celebration of Friendship” Gala benefiting Sedes Sapientiae Catholic School in Boonton. Enjoy an evening of dinner, music, and dancing. Special guest Kevin Collins is an Irish-American stage, screen and voice actor. His film work includes Steven Spielberg’s Munich, Baby Mama, and Infinite Justice. Kevin’s roles in American television includes Blue Bloods, Shades of Blue, Person of Interest, The Blacklist, Unforgettable and Law and Order. His voice is heard daily on US national network TV commercials, on Irish radio, and in documentaries, audio books and video games. Mr. Collins has also worked extensively with the Sedes Sapientiae School Players for the past two years as part of our drama program. For tickets click here.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019: UNPLANNED DEBUTS IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND. Abbie Johnson was employee of the year for Planned Parenthood in 2008 – but then what she saw changed everything. Find a theatre here.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

FRIDAY, MAY 3 – SUNDAY MAY 5, 2019, St. Francis de Sales Oratory,   Third Gregorian  Chant  Workshop, with Canon Wulfran Lebocq, former chant master at Institute of Christ the King’s Seminary in Gricigliano and currently Prior at Sacred  Heart  Church  in  Limerick,  Ireland.  This year, Canon will be assisted by Abbé Raymond Schmidt, Clerical Oblate in the Institute with training and experience in Gregorian Chant (Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek Abbey).  For more information,  click here. For registration, please call 314-771-3100 or email sfds@institute-christ-king.org

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

SPRING MUST BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER – SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION IS OUT!

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BONUS! Some news and blog entries you might enjoy viewing:

  • POWERFUL Bulletin Notice by Fr. Michael F. Duffy of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, Long Island on the atrocity of New York’s new abortion law. In case the link is ever archived or removed, here is Father’s message for the week of Feb. 3, 2019: “Dear Friends: Last weekend you may have heard Msgr. Rahilly or I preach on a difficult subject. I heard from some of you who felt that our words were inappropriate for Mass. We do not often speak in the way that we did last weekend. We understand that it is not always easy to listen to a homily that makes us uncomfortable. But the fact of the matter is that we do not come to Church to be made comfortable. We come to hear and receive the Truth, and the Truth can make us uncomfortable sometimes. The majority of our homilies focused on the shocking and grotesque move by our Governor to sign into law the “reproductive health act” which makes our already liberal abortion laws even more expansive and permissive. With the signing of this bill, New York State officially becomes the abortion capital of the world. No longer is a doctor required to perform an abortion. No longer does a provider have to give life-saving care to a baby who survives an abortion attempt. And now abortions can be per-formed for any reason at any time up to including the day of birth. This is wrong. This is evil. We are better than this. We stand squarely against this new law. We stand with the innocent lives that will be lost. We are proudly pro-life. We do not mean these words to be partisan, harsh, divisive, or just as rhetoric. As a parish, we want our words to have meaning. We seek to actively support any woman who finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. We will assist you. We will provide for you and your child. If you do not want your child, we will find a home for your baby. There is no reason to make this choice. You are not alone. We stand with you and are ready to help you. To Governor Cuomo, our legislature and anyone who supports this bill, I say repent. Convert! This is beyond the pale. You are better than this. Jesus Christ demands more from you. Your own humanity requires more from you. For the sake of your immortal souls, I beg you to repent. Go to confession. Change your ways. And If you don’t, do not present yourself for Holy Communion. It would be a sacrilege to support such a bill and then consume our Lord in Holy Communion. God forbid! The Church seeks to condemn no one, for the Lord is merciful to all. His mercy is forever enduring. If you have known the pain of abortion, please know how much the Lord loves you. You will never be turned away in the sac-rament of Confession. Please come and speak with me. Allow me to extend to you the healing arm of the church. Please join me in praying for our governor, our legislature and our state. Let’s pray for a conversion of hearts from the culture of death to a culture of life. God bless you. God save our state. In Our Lord and Blessed Lady, Fr. Duffy
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!

As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!

Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!

You are subscribed to our Latin Mass Society of Central NJ mailing list, based on interests you communicated to us. If at any time you no longer wish to receive emails, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. But we hope you’ll stay and discover the great treasures of the Catholic faith! Click here for more information about the LMS of CNJ.

Latin Mass Update #51

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ST. FRANCIS de SALES ISSUE 

IN THIS ISSUE:

MASSES FOR FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF MARY (CANDLEMAS)

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS & POTLUCK BREAKFAST @ ST. CATHERINE’S

SPOTLIGHT: FR. WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY’S UNSUNG CATHOLIC HERO AND ONE OF “THE FOUR CHAPLAINS”

2ND ANNUAL LEPANTO CONFERENCE WITH DR. KWASNIEWSKI

ANNUAL LIFE CHOICES RESOURCE CENTER CHARITY BANQUET

SPRING RETREAT for WOMEN with FR. JOHN A. PERRICONE ON LONG ISLAND

ANNUAL NJ RIGHT TO LIFE CHARITY BANQUET

DINNER & A MOVIE TO BENEFIT LOCAL CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER

*UPDATED* NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS LOCATION MAP

BACK ISSUES OF THE UPDATE and MUCH MORE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK AND EXPLORE.

YOUR FEEDBACK IS WELCOME! VISIT OUR NEW CONTACT PAGE

SALVETE FRIENDS! CANDLEMAS on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2 is the perfect opportunity to invite others who have never experienced the Latin Mass – or Catholicism –  to offer worship that is due in all justice to God.  The Lepanto Conference on Saturday February 16 and the Festa della Madonna del Sacro Monte also afford opporunities to experience the Mass of the Ages. Toward this end, below the listings, are PDF flyers you can share, email, or print and photocopy.  If one time or place doesn’t work for you, see the Locations page for alternatives. Whatever you do – First, Come to Mass that Day, and Second, Don’t miss a chance to bring someone new to Latin Mass – even if you’re the “new guy” yourself. Just offer yourself to God at Mass, the rest will come!  For helpful advice, see the “First Time at a Latin Mass” page.

FEBRUARY SPOTLIGHT / CATHOLIC NJ MAN OF THE MONTH: Father John P. Washington was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 18th, 1908. After graduating Immaculate Conception Seminary at Darlington, he was ordained for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1935. His first assignment was St. Genevieve’s in Elizabeth, then he was sent for a year to St. Venantius in Orange (sharp readers with a long memory will recognize this as Fr. Paul Wickens’ beloved parish).  Fr. Washington was serving at his third assignment, Saint Stephen’s Church in Kearney, when he received his appointment as chaplain for the U.S. Army shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After reporting for training to Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, Massachusetts, he met his fellow Chaplains George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling (Protestant ministers) and Alexander D. Goode (a Jewish rabbi) at Chaplains School at Harvard in the fall of 1942. The four chaplains boarded the U.S.A.T. Dorchester at Boston Harbor in January 1943. On February 3rd, a German U-223 submarine found the Dorchester at sea and launched a fan of three torpedoes. As the Dorchester quickly sunk into the icy North Atlantic, Father Washington and the three other chaplains selflessly gave up their life jackets without hesitation. Eyewitness accounts give the description of the last anyone saw of the Four Chaplains: They were standing against the ship’s railing, arms linked and praying. This brief introduction to these four men merely scratches the surface of a story of heroism, faith and sacrifice.  To read more about the Four Chaplains, please visit  www.fourchaplains.org

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF MARY (CANDLEMAS) THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PARISHES OFFERING HOLY MASS FOR THE HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. For additional information, Mass times and locations, check the parish bulletins or contact the parishes linked here

@ 11:30 AM St. Anthony of Padua (See flyer below)

@ 9 AM The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, 07748  All candles brought forward will be blessed after Mass.

@ 9 AM St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (ICKSP), 1360 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052. Candles must be purchased in advance for blessing Saturday and Distribution Sunday.

@ 9 AM Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 32 West Franklin Ave., Pequannock, NJ 07440 (FSSP) Those who wish to have their candles blessed should drop off their candles (labeled with their name) at the Sacristy by Friday, February 1st

@ 10 am: Church of St. Dominic, 250 Old Squan Road, Brick, NJ 08724 Solemn Traditional High Mass of the Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with blessing and distribution of candles and procession. Sacred music by the Schola Cantorum of St. John the Baptist of Allentown NJ. Lunch reception to follow in the parish hall. (See flyer below)

@ 10:30 am Mater Ecclesiae, 261 Cross Keys Road, Berlin, NJ 08009

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 @ 8:45 AM – The Church of St. Catherine Laboure, 130 Bray Avenue, Middletown, NJ Traditional Latin Mass followed by Blessing of the Throats for the Feast of St. Blaise, followed by potluck Breakfast in the Parish Hall across the street from the School. Please bring your favorite breakfast food / snack /drink plus some to share. Please feel free to invite others to assist at Mass and come to breakfast afterward. This is an opportunity to introduce others to Catholicism and in particular to the Latin Mass, and to make them feel welcome in the Church. Tentative dates for 2019: February 3, March 3, April 7, (perhaps May 19 and June 23, or not at all), July 7, August 4, September 8, October 6, November 3 and December 1.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 @ NOON – 6 PM, Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065:  2nd Annual Lepanto Conference and Solemn Pontifical Mass, sponsored by the Society of St. Hugh of Cluny:. The conference will begin at noon with a Solemn Pontifical Mass offered by Most Reverend James Massa, Bishop of Brooklyn. Our three speakers – Fr. Gerald Murray, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, and Fr. Richard Cipolla –   will follow in the church hall downstairs, with time for refreshments.  There is no pre-registration.  The Society is suggesting a $10 donation to defray the cost of the conference. Please help publicize this event. All ages are welcome. See flyer below or visit facebook.com/lepanto2019

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019: Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway Edison NJ 08817:  SAVE THE DATE! Annual Charity Banquet with silent auction benefiting Life Choices Resource Center of Metuchen, NJ.  Join us in honoring James & Debra Vokral, Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and Michael & Beth Ann Fitzpatrick, Faithful Servant Award recipients. Please support our silent auction by donating completed baskets or new items to be used in baskets, such as gift cards, electronics, wine, event tickets, bath & beauty items, children’s items, coffee, chocolate and other goodies. Please call 732 516 0822 or email LifeChoices (at) optonline (dot) net to donate or purchase tickets.

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SUNDAY MARCH 17 Seminary of the Immaculate Conception Retreat House, 440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743: Retreat for Women, Rev. Fr. John A. Perricone, Retreat Master.  Based on “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” (Apocalypse of St. John, 3:20), Father’s theme will be “The Redeemer as Patient Lover of Sinners.”  All private rooms with personal bed and private bath, $225 each; no shared rooms. For more information, please contact Dan Marengo at 718 829 8056 or danmarengo at aol dot com. Retreat sponsored by Agnus Dei Knights of Columbus Council #12361, Bronx, NY. Click here for flyer.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 @ 6:30 PM, Hyatt Regency, 200 Neilson Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901 2019 New Jersey Right to Life Banquet Dinner with Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy. MC will be NJ 101.5 Radio & TV Host Bill Spadea. Before April 3, 2019: Registration for NJRTL Members: $85 per person / $850 for reserved table of 10 for regular registration, $200 per person / $1,900 for table of 10 for VIP package. All registrations lower for students, higher for nonmembers. All registrations higher after April 3, 2019. Support Right to Life efforts in New Jersey!

MAY 19 @ 11:30 AM, Holy Face Monastery, 1697 Route 3 East, Clifton, NJ 07012:  2018 Feast of Madonna del Sacro Monte. Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 am, followed by a Grand Procession on the monastery grounds with the original statue of the Madonna from her former home in Jersey City. Live entertainment by Tony Neglia Italian Festival Band and Italian singing sensation Ciro DiLorenzo and Bella Musica. The monastery has beautiful picnic grounds and ***delicious Italian food** will be available for purchase. Please invite people who haven’t experienced a real Italian festa, or haven’t been to one in a long time. This is an outreach event, so please be patient and cheerful and help people find their place, as they may not be familiar with the Mass.  Visit www.madonnadelsacromonteusa.com for the miraculous story of the recovery of the statue of the Madonna and the accompanying Festa. For more information, please contact Pat at 201 658 0775 or email info at madonnadelsacromonteusa dot com.  

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 @ 3 PM, Knights of Columbus #857 Columbia Club, 130 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJSunday Dinner and a Movie Fundraiser to benefit local Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Nonna’s authentic Italian Sunday Dinner will be served in “Angelina’s Restaurant” at 3 pm, followed by a good movie at 4:30 pm. Enter the hall opposite the Reo Diner. Suggested donation: $15/adults, $10/movie only OR dinner only, $5/kids 8 to 12 years old, Free for kids under 8. Please make all checks payable to KofC #857. Please help grow this event by passing this invitation on to friends and to your local parish for inclusion in their weekly bulletin.

BONUS! Some news and blog entries you might enjoy viewing:

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 @ 7 PM: Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 151 North Warren Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 800 people were in attendance! Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Seventh Annual Mass of Thanksgiving. Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow, Celebrant. Rev. H. Todd Carter, Deacon. Rev. Michael Wallack, Subdeacon. Reinberger Mass in G was sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. John the Baptist, Allentown. Reception followed in the Cathedral Hall. Visit Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Latin Mass web site for photo album and flyer.
  • Just 3 days before the November elections, Fr. Chad Ripperger led a powerful evening of prayer and reflection at St. Mary’s of Pine Bluff, Wisconsin. This was live-streamed on their Facebook page and their Web site, where it continues to be available for viewing. St. Mary’s pastor, Fr. Richard Heilman, wrote: “When I spoke with Fr. Ripperger about a possible topic for his talk, I said, “What does it look like if someone really wants to go all in – totally serious and committed – as a kind of “Navy Seal of Spiritual Warfare?” That’s when he offered the topic of “Different Levels of Spiritual Warfare.”
  • Meditations on Judica Me Psalm 42
  • Video of the Powerful Rosary Rally of Reparation at the MET here. There were Rosary Rallies in 21,345 locations across the USA that day.
  • Video of the Pontifical Latin Mass at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Paterson here
  • Pictures of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Mass at St. Dominic’s in Brick appeared here and here.
  • Video of 9/11 Requiem Mass at St. Stephen’s in Kearney is here.
  • New Catholic college starting near FSSP apostolate in Florida – information here.
  • CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST NEW JERSEY LATIN MASS MAP!
  • NOTE: there is currently no Latin Mass at St. Nicholas Tolentine in Atlantic City, NJ – Fr. Pham was reassigned to a church near Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin NJ, so please visit nearby St. Gianna Molla parish for Latin Mass. Please keep all priests in your prayers!

As always, please continue to keep all bishops, priests, deacons and seminarians in your prayers, and work to support vocations!

Prayer, penance and fasting, now more than ever!

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