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April 30, 2022

ST ANTONINUS CATHOLIC CHURCH
337 S. ORANGE ST, NEWARK NJ 07103
SaintAntoninusChurch@gmail.com ~ 973-623-0258

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What's happening at St Antoninus?

Tomorrow,Sunday:
√ THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
There are two Masses:
  • 8 am in Rectory Chapel
  • 10 am in Main Church
9am is Holy Hour with Confessions.
More inside.
First Holy Communion. Five of our boys and girls, Bertley Elsen Laguerre, Decree Chidiebere Anopueme, King Elijah Mims, Mayowa Oloba, Ngozika Ngwu, will be receiving their First Holy Communion at tomorrow's Sunday Mass. We pray for the Lord's powerful blessing on our children and their families. May this day be the step toward their life-long love of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Thank you Sr Mary Genevieve, DMMM and Avon Taylor for preparing our children for this big day and for the rest of their lives.



Today @5pm
Real Love Ministries fellowship meeting today, April 30, (and every last Saturday of this month), between 5-7pm, in the rectory basement meeting room. Fr. Albert Nzeh will speak on "Real Love Demands Total Commitment" (John 21:15. Come in person.
For those who cannot participate in person can join on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 291 928 2319
One tap mobile +16468769923,,2919282319#  


Next Friday
Next Friday, May 6 is First Friday. We will have our 12 Noon Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Following Mass & our outdoor Benediction, we will have some refreshments and then proceed at 2pm for Eucharistic Adoration, prayers of the Alliance of Two Hearts and the Cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priest. This will be at the Rectory Chapel and meeting room. Confessions will be available from 3-5pm. More inside.
 
Next Saturday
Next Saturday, May 7, is our monthly Charismatic Healing Mass at 3pm. Come at 2pm for our First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This will be in the Lower Church. Confessions will be available from 3pm to 5pm. More inside.


Next Sunday
Mother's Day is on May 8. This is the day in the year when we crown our Blessed Mother as our Mother & Queen. And after Mass, we process her flower-laden statue on a float around the neighborhood. Our First Communicants will be leading the procession. Join us and wear comfortable shoes.


Tuesday, May 10
A Traditional Latin Mass in the Dominican Rite will be celebrated at St Antoninus Church on Tuesday May 10 at 12 Noon, on the Feast of our Patron Saint, St Antoninus of Florence, who was a Dominican bishop.
Holy Mass will be celebrated by Dominican priest, Fr Leo Camurati, OP, in the main church.
What is the connection of the Dominican Order to St Antoninus Church?
Big connection! The Dominicans were the ones who founded St Antoninus on May 16, 1875 and served this church for 100 years. They left St Antoninus parish 47 years ago, on April 1975.
What happened after that? The mission of the Dominicans did not die in vain. In fact, it took root and blossomed to where we are now. Three months after the Dominicans were reassigned to another location, in June 1975, Fr. Jim Ferry was given the permission by the Newark Archdiocese to take over the dwindling community at St Antoninus Church and start the Catholic Charismatic Renewal as we know it today. The rest is history ( according to the movement of the Holy Spirit!)
Come to this Mass celebrating the feast of St Antoninus - 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 10.
Inside - more on the legacy of the Dominicans at St Antoninus, and a brief narrative on our Patron Saint, St Antoninus of Florence.


Saturday, May 114
Our deepest condolence to Pearl "Lynette" Friday who lost her twin sister, Merle Lyn last April 16, on Holy Saturday. A Memorial Mass is set for May 14, 2022 @ 12 noon. See inside for the obituary. .


Friday ,May 20 & Saturday, May 21
TENT REVIVAL IN THE HOLY SPIRIT is set for May 20-21 (Fri & Saturday). This is our Weekend Life in the Spirit Seminar to prepare us for Pentecost. More information inside. Please call the parish 973-623-0258 or 551-689-0107 if you can help out (so needed!)


Monday ,May 30
Our pastor's 30th Year Anniversary as a Priest of Jesus Christ is on Monday, May 30 ! The plan to have a grand parish celebration in the afternoon of Sunday, May 29 was postponed. Fr Joseph had requested to celebrate this instead during our schedule parish picnic on Saturday, July 23. (Heads up!) Father wants our preparations to be focused on coming the Tent Revival. But surely we can still have a cake and hugs on the original scheduled Anniversary date- Sunday, May 29.


Reminder!
Our new RCIA Class will be starting soon. RCIA stands for: “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.”
This program is for:
- Those who are not baptized and want to inquire about becoming Catholic.
- Those who are non-Catholic Christians and want to consider becoming Catholic.
- and for adult Catholics who have not received Confirmation or Holy Communion.
Please see Lys Victor after Mass or call the office at 973-623-0258 for any questions.
Sacramental Preparations at
St Antoninus

Call the rectory office to register or email at saintantoninuschurch@gmail.com:
Tuesday - Saturday 9-3pm

WEDDINGS. Contact the parish office one year in advance of the proposed marriage date.

INFANT BAPTISM. Expectant parents should call the office to register for the baptism of your baby. Most of our baptisms take place during Sunday Mass.

CATECHISM CLASSES FOR CHILDREN - take place on Sundays, from 8:15am to 9:15am.

ADULT BAPTISM & other Sacraments of Initiation – call to register.
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Reminders & Updates


Daily Mass at 12 Noon - Tuesday to Saturday.
Intentions for Daily Mass are available. Note: One petition offering per Mass. Call or email to schedule petition offering. Please provide the name of the person and reason for petition and indicate if living or deceased.


Daily Rosary at 7pm on Zoom(During Fridays of Lent, our Rosary is at 6:30pm)
Zoom link: Click here


Every Tuesday at 8pm, we have Scripture Study- in person & on Zoom ( following the 7pm Rosary, using same Zoom link). More inside.


Come in person for our Midweek Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 8pm with Ken Julien leading the music ministry. Join us at 7pm for Rosary & Litanies. If you cannot come in person, join us on Zoom.! More info inside.

Come in person for our Divine Adoration Prayer Meeting at 3pm every Saturday. If you cannot come in person, join us on livestream. (On the actual date, search onYoutube: St Antoninus )

Every second Sunday of the month, Children’s ministry of the Liturgy of the Word during our 10am Sunday Mass in the rectory dining room led by Sr. Genevieve Okoro, DMMM and Avon Taylor. 

Join our Cleaning Ministry which meets every second Saturday of the month to do a general cleaning of the Church. Call Doris Okolie at 347 748 5023, coordinator of this mission of love & fellowship.

More! See updated chart of schedule of our liturgies & ministries. Participate in our daily online Rosary, Eucharistic Prayer Meeting, Scripture Study, etc."

√ Please make your EASTER OFFERING to Jesus on behalf of St Antoninus Church. Your offering is important and deeply appreciated. We need it for our parish to continue our mission. Offering links below. Thank you and God bless you.

In just 20 days!

“Mercy: More Powerful
than Sin !”

TENT REVIVAL 2022
(Life in the Spirit Seminar)

Friday, May 20, 2022
7 pm to 10 pm
 Saturday, May 21
8:30am to 9pm

 St. Antoninus Catholic Church

Come, take joyous refuge under God's TENT
with God's people!


Tomorrow, Sunday!
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 1, 2022


8 am Holy Mass in the Rectory Chapel
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9 am- Holy Hour in Main Church

10 am- Holy Mass in Main Church

This Sunday will celebrate the First Holy Communion of some of our children in the parish.

Live-streaming only for 10am Mass

To watch the 10am livestream on our YouTube Channel: go to https://www.youtube.com/c/SaintAntoninusChurch

Or go directly to the links below:
HOLY HOUR livestream
@9am

Pls click

MASS live-stream

@10am

Pls click
This Sunday's Bulletin
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This month's Antoninews newsletter.
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Next Friday, May 6
Next Friday, May 6 is First Friday celebration in honor and worship of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will begin the afternoon time with Jesus with our 12 Noon Mass.

Following Mass & our outdoor Benediction, we will have some refreshments and then proceed at 2pm for Eucharistic Adoration and prayers of the Alliance of Two Hearts, and the Cenacle of the Marian Movement of Priests. This will be at the Rectory Chapel and meeting room.
Confessions will be available from 3-5pm.
WHAT ARE THE PROMISES OF JESUS REGARDING THE DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS?

Next Saturday, May 7
Next Saturday, May 7, come to our monthly Charismatic Healing Mass
@ 3PM!
Every First Saturday of the month.

Come earlier at 2pm for the First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ( Five First Saturdays in reparation to her Immaculate Heart ) .
Please come and join in this short and powerful prayer time devoted to our Lady of Fatima before the Healing Mass. (More on First Saturday Devotion below)

At 3 PM, we will proceed to pray Divine Mercy Chaplet , followed by the Healing Mass .

Come for the overflowing abundance of the Lord's merciful healing, through the intercession of Mary, our Blessed Mother.

Come in person - in the Lower Church.
For those who cannot come in person, here is the YouTube link:
Just before the Healing Mass,
come at 2pm for our
First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
 
This is just for one hour- and it is a powerful way for our Blessed Mother to prepare our hearts for the awesome healing touch of Jesus in the Eucharist.


The First Saturdays Devotion, also known as the “Five First Saturdays” is a special request by Our Lord and Our Lady to make reparation for all the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady promised personal salvation if we fulfill the five consecutive First Saturdays. However, we should continue to fulfill them every month to console the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and make reparation for the sins of the world. The continued practice of the First Saturdays will help bring about a period of peace and the salvation of many souls as Our Lady promised (Fatima, July 13, 1917).


Our Blessed Mother asked the three Fatima children during her appearance in 1917 to let people know that the First Saturday Devotion would be one of the means for the conversion of Russia. At that time, she foretold terrible suffering for the whole world, including war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. To prevent these from happening, Our Lady asked for the consecration of Russia and the Communion of Reparation on First Saturdays.

How timely is that!

During the 2PM Holy Hour of our First Saturday Devotion, we will pray a Scriptural Rosary and prayers of reparation and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Come, pray with us!
 
To read about the promises importance of the First Saturday Devotion, click here

More here.

Feast of St Antoninus- Tuesday May 10
In celebration of the Feast of St. Antoninus, Holy Mass in the Latin Dominican rite will be celebrated at St Antoninus Church on Tuesday, May 10:

A Traditional Latin Mass in the Dominican Rite will be celebrated at St Antoninus Church on Tuesday May 10 at 12 Noon, on the Feast of our Patron Saint, St Antoninus of Florence, who was a Dominican bishop. We will also have a the veneration of a first class relic of St Antoninus.

Holy Mass will be celebrated by Dominican priest, Fr Leo Camurati, OP, in the main church.

What is the connection of the Dominican Order to St Antoninus Church?

Big connection! The Dominicans were the ones who founded St Antoninus on May 16, 1875 and served this church for 100 years. They left St Antoninus parish 47 years ago, on April 1975.

What happened after that? The mission of the Dominicans did not die in vain. In fact, it took root and blossomed to where we are now.

Three months after the Dominicans were reassigned to another location, in June 1975, Fr. Jim Ferry was given the permission by the Newark Archdiocese to take over the dwindling community at St Antoninus Church and start the Catholic Charismatic Renewal as we know it today.

The rest is history ( according to the movement of the Holy Spirit!)

Come to this Mass celebrating the feast of St Antoninus:
12 Noon, Tuesday, May 10.

More detailed information regarding the legacy of the Dominican Order to St Antoninus Church- click here
WHO IS OUR PATRON SAINT, ST. ANTONINUS OF FLORENCE?
Do you recognize this statue on the left side of our Divine Mercy shrine in Church (close to the choir area? )

This is our patron saint, St Antoninus himself!
Saint Antoninus, Archbishop of Florence

Saint Antoninus, original name Antonino Pierozzi, or Antonino de’ Forciglioni, Antonino also spelled Antonio, (born March 1, 1389, Florence—died May 2, 1459, Florence; canonized 1523; feast day May 10), archbishop of Florence who is regarded as one of the founders of modern moral theology and Christian social ethics.
 
In Florence Antoninus joined the Dominican order (1405); he became an active leader of the order’s Observant movement, especially at Fiesole, near Florence. As vicar of the Observants he founded the convent of San Marco, Florence, in 1436. There he served as prior (1439–44) and attended the Council of Florence (1439–45).
 
He became archbishop of Florence (1446), where he was greatly beloved for his charity . A plague hit Florence in 1448 and 1449. Then an earthquake shook it in 1453, followed by a cyclone in 1456, and then a famine.
 
St Antoninus was frequently seen with his mule loaded with emergency supplies, going through the streets of the city to help those in both material and spiritual need, bringing relief supplies and the succor of the sacraments.
 
.He was canonized by Pope Adrian VI. Antoninus’ principal works are his Summa moralis (Venice, 1477) and Summa confessionum (Mondovì, 1472).

His body remains incorrupt to this day. See below.
RESTING IN THE DOMINICAN CHURCH of San Marco in Florence is the 550 year-old incorrupt of St. Antoninus. His full body lies inside a glass coffin, dressed in his ornate archbishop’s garb. In the last 12 years of his life, Antoninus was made Archbishop against his wishes. He resisted so strongly that the current pope had to threaten him with excommunication if he didn’t accept. Antoninus accepted, but continued to live like a monk. His only personal possessions were simple furniture and a mule.
His unembalmed body remained exposed for 8 days before it was buried in the glass coffin in the eponymous Chapel of St. Antoninus in 1459 where he remains today.
OBITUARY
Dear brothers and sisters,

As we had announced earlier on this newsletter and at Mass, MERLE LYN FRIDAY, Lynette Friday's beloved twin sister began her final journey home last April 16, on Holy Saturday.

We grieve with Lynette and her family at the loss of Merle Lyn, but we are also united in the profound hope that -- as Jesus died on the Cross and stayed in the tomb on that Holy Saturday when Merle passed on, and then as He triumphantly resurrected from the dead-- so too can we have the expectant joy for that final journey home for Merle Lyn.

Merle Lyn is survived by her mother, Laura Jane Duranty; sister, Pearl Lynette Friday; brother,Patrick Friday;
nephew, Christopher George.

A Memorial Mass for the soul of Merle Lynn Friday will be celebrated on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12 Noon in the Rectory Chapel.

Refreshments will follow after the Mass.

Please join our sister Lynette at this Mass for her twin sister, Merle Lyn.


Eternal rest grant unto Merle Lyn Friday, O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace. Amen.

May her souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Jesus said: “Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”  (John 14:1-4)
 
 In Jesus, thru Mary and St Joseph,
 
Fr. Joseph

Every Wednesday night- our Holy Spirit midweek refreshment!

COME IN PERSON!


For those who cannot join us in person , join us via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82383869993?pwd=UWxIQU1LRnI1cE9mZk4yZTZFQWxoZz09

Meeting ID: 823 8386 9993

Passcode: Rosary

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Tuesday nights!
Scripture Study
We have added a video series by Dr. Brant Pitre to our Tuesday Night Scripture Study. Join us in person and on Zoom! Start with the Rosary at 7pm (Rosary every nite at 7pm), then the Scripture Study starts at 8pm.
A note about Dr Pitre:

Dr Brant Pitre is a renowned & insightful Bible scholar.

What blessing it is to listen to Dr Pitre's study on the Mass readings, to " be instructed in the Old Testament background of the Gospel, the Jewish rabbinical tradition, the testimony and interpretation of the early Church Fathers, the Church's magisterial teaching, and the personal insights of a leading Catholic Scripture scholar.
Dr. Pitre makes the Scripture come alive, and his love for God's Word comes through loud and clear. He communicates profound insights into Scripture in a manner available to everyone, from the beginner to the accomplished student or scholar"
Fr. Miles Walsh, S.T.D.

The discussions following the video presentation is led by our own Fr Peter Okafor.

Below: our "Hybrid" Scripture Class is now both in person and via Zoom. Join us every Tuesday night at 8pm.
For those who can only join via Zoom, here is the link:
(Same link for Rosary & Prayer Meeting)


Just click 

Meeting ID: 823 8386 9993

Passcode: Rosary

One tap mobile
+13126266799,82383869993# US

For audio only - phones +1 929 205 6099 US
Visit JESUS in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

Tuesday thru Saturday
9am to 8pm 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
 
Could you not watch with me one hour?
Mark 14: 40b
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel is open for personal visits with our Eucharistic Lord. Spend precious time alone with Jesus!
 
Register
To obtain the door combination, you will need to register simply emailing us at SaintAntoninusChurch@gmail.com Give your full name, tel #, and your address. This will give you an access to our security key pad.
 
 
Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
Click here. For more detailed information on our schedules, including online links, click on image below.
Please consider making an offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. Thank you and God bless you!


We are accepting Zelle for online contributions. 
All you need to do is enter on the Zelle info:
Name: St. Antoninus Catholic Church
Email: saintantoninuschurch@gmail.com
 
This means that you can open a Zelle account and put St Antoninus as a recipient.
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When you sign up, please include your email or phone number. Thank you.

Other options for Offering:
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St Antoninus Church
337 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103
 
Thank you and God bless you!"
973-623-0258
337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)