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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

-This Sunday, Dec 20 is our annual Christmas gift-giving & caroling outreach! Join us as we sing carols and give out gifts to families in our neighborhood. Please pray for good weather and plowed streets for Sunday!

-This Sunday, please bring Christmas Poinsettia flowering pots to church to decorate our altar. These will be presented as an offering during the Presentation of Gifts at Holy Mass

-Video Links for our Parish Advent Mission. 12 brief videos from Parousia Media so far (emailed daily) , and two videos from Renewal Ministries (Emailed weekly) Read more inside.

Due to the Covid reality, the new the time for our Christmas & New Year’s Evening Masses is at 6pm. This will be in-person and live-streamed on Youtube. More details inside.

-Join us in praying the 33-Day consecration prayers to St Joseph. Begins January 1, 2021. More inside.

-Due to the recent increase of covid cases, our weekly prayer meetings on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be totally online for the rest of this month. Instead of a live-streamed prayer meeting tonight, we will continue with a simple praise & worship after our Rosary, on the same Gotomeeting line. See info below.

Our Thanksgiving Harvest 2020 goal is $100,000. Thus far, we have received: $46,999.03, plus pledges in hand of $1,050 & pledges outstanding of $9,050. Grand Total is $57, 099.03. Glory to God! Thank you and God bless you!

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St Antoninus Schedule of Liturgies & Events (at the very bottom)
The "O Antiphons" of Advent
Seven days before Christmas
(begins tomorrow, Dec 17)

Learn them and pray them!

The “O” Antiphons are part of the ancient and venerable tradition of the Roman Church going back to at least the eighth century, if not earlier. They are associated with Pope St. Gregory the Great. An antiphon is a short sentence that comes before or after a psalm or song in the liturgy.
The “O” Antiphons are part of the final days of Advent leading up to Christmas. They begin on December 17 and go through December 23 and come before and after the Magnificat during the Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer. They are also the alleluia verse before the Gospel at Mass.

December 17 – O Sapientia
O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other, mightily and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence.

December 18 – O Adonai
English: O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm.

December 19 – O Radix Jesse
O Root of Jesse, standing as a sign among the peoples; before you kings will shut their mouths, to you the nations will make their prayer: Come and deliver us, and delay no longer.

December 20 – O Clavis David
O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel; you open and no one can shut; you shut and no one can open: Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house, those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

December 21 – O Oriens
O Morning Star, splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

December 22 – O Rex Gentium
O King of the nations, and their desire, the cornerstone making both one: Come and save the human race, which you fashioned from clay.

December 23 – O Emmanuel
O Emmanuel, our king and our lawgiver, the hope of the nations and their Saviour: Come and save us, O Lord our God.

What Are The “O” Antiphons?
The “O” Antiphons begin with different Old Testament references to the hope for the Messiah. Then, the second line is a plea for the Messiah to come. Of course, the Lord has already come at the first Christmas. Yet, during every Advent we have the opportunity to grow in our longing for the Lord who has come, who is coming, and who will come again.
In each of the antiphons, there is a traditional liturgical pattern of prayer. First, we address the Almighty with a noble title, then we give praise related to that title, and, finally, we address to God a related petition.

Due to the Covid realities, this year the time for our Christmas & New Year’s Eve. 

Thursday, December 24, 2020
Mass @ 6 pm

Friday, December 25, 2020
Mass @ 10am 


Thursday, December 31, 2021
Eucharistic Adoration ( Sacramental Confession available, Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy ) - 4-6pm
Holy Mass in honor of Mary, the Mother of God - @ 6pm

Friday, January 1, 2021
Mass @ 10 am

All Masses will be in-person, as well as live-streamed on Youtube.


This Sunday, December 20, weather-permitting, is Christmas outreach time for St Antoninus. After our Sunday Mass, at 2pm, we will proceed to the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary around the corner from us (375 13th Ave, Newark) to join the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on their Annual Live Nativity. Please take your whole family (there will be plenty of space for social distancing) to watch the play which includes live animals.

After the play, at around 4pm, we will go around our church vicinity, singing Christmas carols and give out the gifts collected from our Christmas Giving Tree to families in our neighborhood. 

Come and participate in sharing the Good News of the birth of Jesus to our brothers and sisters in the neighborhood!

Just 8 days before Christmas! Let us prepare our hearts during the last days of Advent...
Our Parish Advent Mission

Advent began last November 29, with 4 Sundays of Advent leading up to Christmas. Below are links with prayers & teachings to help direct our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
1) Parousia Media has a free online "Advent Pilgrimage: A Journey from Eden to Bethlehem."

Join us for daily video meditations and scriptural readings with world-class speakers on scripture and the Catholic Faith. Plus: Join the nine-day novena from Mexico called Las Posada Navidena – built right into this pilgrimage.
Register at:
You will be receiving daily emails with the link for 24 days (18 so far)
If you have not yet registered and seen this week's array of teachings, here are links on each day of the Advent week:

DAY 18

DAY 17

DAY 16
ZECHARIAH - Fr Andrew Grace

DAY 15
ESTHER - Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

DAY 14
JUDITH - Sr Gemma Marie

DAY 13
ZEPHANIAH - Fr Edward Looney

Day 12
ISAIAH - Dr Christine Wood

Day 11
SOLOMON - Dr Andrew Wood

Day 10
DAVID - Sonja Corbitt

Day 9
JOSHUA - Charbel Raish

Day 8
MOSES - Deacon Peter Pellicaan

Day 7
JOSEPH - Tomasz Juszczak

Day 6
JACOB - Dr John Bergsma

Day 5
ISAAC - Dr Robert Haddad

Day 4
ABRAHAM - Steve Ray
Day 3
NOAH - Dr John Bergsma

Day 2
ADAM & EVE - Dr Edward Sri

2) Advent Mission from Renewal Ministries Watch Ralph Martin on Youtube each Sunday of Advent from 8-9pm. Dr. Ralph Martin will teach and answer questions on the first stages of the spiritual journey, as found in his book "The Fulfillment of All Desire."

Register (free) to receive this weekly:
Here are the last 3 teachings:

​First Sunday of Advent:

Second Sunday of Advent:

Third Sunday of Advent:

THE YEAR OF ST JOSEPH was proclaimed by Pope Francis last Dec 8, 2020, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
We will start the new year (Jan 2021) with the 33-Day Consecration to St Joseph!
By Vatican News staff writer

Pope Francis on Tuesday announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from 8 December 2020 until 8 December 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady.

The Apostolic Penitentiary also issued a decree granting special indulgences for the duration of the special year to celebrate the anniversary and “to perpetuate the entrustment of the whole Church to the powerful patronage of the Custodian of Jesus.”

During this period, the faithful will have the opportunity to commit themselves “with prayer and good works, to obtain, with the help of St. Joseph, head of the heavenly Family of Nazareth, comfort and relief from the serious human and social tribulations that besiege the contemporary world today.”

Devotion to St. Joseph
The decree signed by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, and the Regent, Fr. Krzysztof Nykiel, notes that devotion to St. Joseph has grown extensively throughout the history of the Church, “which not only attributes to him high reverence after that of the Mother of God his spouse but has also given him multiple patronages.”

At the same time, the Magisterium of the Church continues to discover “old and new greatness in this treasure which is St. Joseph, like the master in the Gospel of Matthew who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”

Therefore, the gift of indulgences granted through a decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary by mandate of the Holy Father “will be of great benefit to the perfect attainment of the appointed purpose.”
St Antoninus Parish
33-Day Consecration to St Joseph, following Fr Donald Calloway's book.

  • Starting date is January 1, 2021 and Consecration date is Tuesday, February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus.

  • We would spend about 20-30 minutes a day reading on the following: short exposition on one of the invocations in the powerful Litany of St. Joseph, a reading on St. Joseph and the recitation of the Litany of St. Joseph.

  • If you would like to participate in this, you would need to purchase the book. It will cost $15 for the book, or $10 for ebook or $20 for audio book. Order directly HERE.

Welcome to Consecration to St. Joseph! You are about to begin a journey that will change your life.

What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph?
What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become holy. Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead you to God. The person who consecrates himself to St. Joseph wants to be as close to their spiritual father as possible, to the point of resembling him in virtue and holiness. Saint Joseph, in turn, will give those consecrated to him his undivided attention, protection, and guidance.
By Fr Donald Calloway.
Read more:
The timing of our consecration to St Joseph could not be any better. At this time of great confusion and spiritual crisis in our families, we turn to St Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church, and the "Terror of the Demons."
Our Consecration Day is on Feb 2, the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus. St Joseph, as the father of the family and our Blessed Mother were presenting Jesus in the temple.

Bishop Gerard Battersby from Detroit:
In making this consecration to St. Joseph, we are asking the Holy Spirit, through the patronage of St. Joseph and in imitation of him, to bring into relief the identity we received at our baptism, reborn in order that we might permanently turn our gaze to wonder at Mary’s motherhood, to the infant who grew in wisdom and strength, that by his suffering, death, and resurrection, a world is redeemed, a love unassailable definitively and forever proclaimed. Jesus, by his sacred person and flesh, has remade the family into a God-bearing manger, which holds the mystery of sonship, of true spousal self-donation, of lifelong chaste fidelity to the will of God and the glory of his name.

Below: The Truth About St. Joseph and Spiritual Warfare (Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC) and why we are doing the 33-Day Consecration to St Joseph.
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Please consider making a sacrificial offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Thank you and God bless you!

At this time, we have an ongoing Harvest Appeal for much needed work on our HVAC system.

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St Antoninus Church
337 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103

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Our offertory envelopes are available for pickup anytime in the church entrances, and can be used for any Sunday or Holy Day.

Schedule of
Liturgies & Events
SUMMARY of our daily & weekly events
10 AM

In-person &/or live-streamed

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Before Sunday Holy Mass, join us for Holy Hour:
Sunday Holy Hour
(Eucharistic Adoration)   
 9 AM

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DAILY MASS & Benediction
TUES at 7pm
WED, THU, FRI, SAT at 12 Noon

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Note: NO in-person or live-streaming of Mass on Mondays
First Friday Mass-
in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
every First Friday of the month

Two Masses:
12 Noon & 7:30pm
Family consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 7:30 Mass.
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Following our First Friday Mass, we will have our Alliance of Two Hearts Eucharistic Vigil (Communion of Reparation). This will be from 9pm-12 Midnight and will be shared via conference call.
every First Saturday of the month at 3pm.

Come at 2pm for the First Saturday Reparation Prayers to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At 3pm, Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by the Healing Mass.
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Sunday: 9:00am - 9:45am
(Upper church)

Friday: 11am- 11:45am
(Lower church)

Saturday: 11am- 11:45am
3:30pm- 4:030pm
(Lower church)

or by appointment.

Click here for preparation for Confession: EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
Reparation prayers:
every night at 6:30 pm,
( 7pm on Wednesdays)

Conference call
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Tuesdays at 8:15 PM
Scripture Study wt Fr Joseph 

Please note! Before the Scripture Study, join us at our Rosary at 6:30pm (see previous )

We will be using the same conference call link as follows:

Conference call
To join the conference call, enter thru link on your phone or computer: 
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412
Access Code: 151-245-877
Wednesdays at 7 PM
Eucharistic Adoration with
Holy Rosary , plus Litanies

Conference call

To join the conference call, enter thru link on our phone or computer:  
Access Code: 151-245-877
Or call in number : ( 872)-240-3412 / Access Code: 151-245-877

This is followed by our Wednesday night Prayer Meeting . Exit the conference call and go to YouTube. See links, following:
Prayer Meeting - Adoration and Praise & Worship
on Wednesday 8:15 PM (following the Rosary Line)

Currently, due to Covid spikes, this will be entirely online- either via conference call or Gotomeeting.
Divine Adoration PrayerMeeting  
Saturdays 3pm- 5pm
in church hall

Currently, due to Covid spikes, in-person worship is on hold. Prayer meetings are held via conference call.

- Midweek Prayer Meeting: Tuesdays at 7pm- 8pm

Conference call for SATURDAY & TUESDAY:

Dial-in number (US): (978) 990-540 .Access code: 169025#
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337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)