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March 24, 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?

This Sunday:
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
(Laetare Sunday)
There are two Masses:
  • 8 am in Rectory Chapel
  • 10 am in Main Church (sung Mass).
9am is Holy Hour with Confessions.
More inside, including the text of the prayer and the live-stream link scheduled for

√ Tomorrow, Friday March 25th, is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.
We will have 2 Masses: 12 Noon & 7pm.
We will have the Stations of the Cross after the 7pm Mass, but we will also have something to eat after the Stations to celebrate the “Little Christmas” in the midst of Lent. There is NO fast or abstinence this Friday. If you don’t already use Wednesdays as an additional fast day, perhaps you may choose to move your fast day to Wednesday.
More inside.

Tomorrow, Friday March 25th, , Pope Francis is inviting all priests around the world to join him in Consecration, tomorrow, Friday, March 25. He will offer the Act of Consecration in the context of a Celebration of Penance to be held at Saint Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. Rome time ( 12 noon, EST our time). The Act of Consecration itself will take place about 6:30 p.m. Rome time,
( 1:30pm, EST, our time)
The Holy Father is asking that people recite the prayer of consecration at some point throughout the day, as they see fit in their parish/school/community.
At St Antoninus, Fr Joseph has announced that he will lead the parish consecration to Ukraine & Russia during tomorrow's 7pm Annunciation of the Lord Mass, and also during this Sunday's Mass.
Inside, see the text of consecration prayer and the link to the live-streaming of Pope Francis' consecration prayer.

FRIDAYS OF LENT:
As mentioned above, today (following the Mass of the Annunciation of the Lord), there will be Stations of the Cross in the main church.
Note: Zoom Rosary will be 6:30pm during the Fridays of Lent.
More inside.
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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). This is mainly focused on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings, based on the video series, "Mass Readings Explained" by Dr Brant Pitre, who is a renowned & insightful Bible scholar, followed by discussions led by our "household preacher" Fr Peter Okafor. 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. The children will come to Mass with their parents as usual and then they will be dismissed just before the readings begin and return during or just before the Offertory. This will NOT take the place of our ongoing Children's Religious Education Classes. Participation in this requires on-time arrival at the Mass.

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.
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Please consider making an offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. See links inside. Thank you and God bless you!

Tomorrow Friday!

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Friday, March 25
The Solemnity of the Annunciation is celebrated nine months before the Nativity of the Lord, a feast which came about earlier historically. The Annunciation recalls the day when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and revealed God’s will that she become the Mother of the Son of God, and she accepted. At that moment, the “Word became Flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).


We will have 2 Masses:
12 Noon & 7pm
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9 am- Holy Hour in Main Church

10 am- Holy Mass in Main Church

Following Mass is our Stations of the Cross as part of our Fridays for Lent Liturgy.

Since the Annunciation of the Lord is a feast, there is NO fasting and abstinence on this day.

Immediately following the Stations, we will have something to eat to celebrate the “Little Christmas” ( 9 months before the birth of Jesus) in the midst of Lent.


Come in Person to our Mass & Stations of the Cross.
If you cannot come in person, you can participate via YouTube livestream. See link below.

Tomorrow!
Pope Francis’ Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Pope Francis will lead the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary tomorrow, Friday, 25 March on the Solemnity of the Annunciation – in St Peter’s Basilica beginning at 5 pm Rome time (12 Noon, EST). The Act of Consecration will begin at approximately 6:30pm Rome time (1:30pm, EST, our time).

The same act, on the same day, at the same time, will be undertaken by Catholic bishops throughout the world.
The Act of Consecration will be prayed as part of a special Lenten Penance service at St. Peter’s Basilica. Pope Francis has described the consecration saying,
This Act of Consecration is meant to be a gesture of the universal Church, which in this dramatic moment lifts up to God, through his Mother and ours, the cry of pain of all those who suffer and implore an end to the violence, and to entrust the future of our human family to the Queen of Peace.

Click here for Pope Francis' Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Click here for Pope Francis' letter to the Bishops


Below is the livestream Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary . Note time for live-stream.
LIVESTREAM
In these hours of immeasurable pain and terrible ordeal, as Pope Francis presides over the Celebration of Penance, he will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary tomorrow, Friday, 25 March – on the Solemnity of the Annunciation.
Watch the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, LIVE from St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican- today March 25th at 11:55 am EST.
The actual Consecration is at 1:30 pm EST.

LENTEN SCHEDULE 2022
To download chart, click here.
The Holy Week Schedule will be posted soon.

This Sunday:
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
(Laetare Sunday)
March 27, 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

Come in Person!

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:
ADORATION livestream
@9am

Pls click











MASS
livestream
@10am

Pls click
Mass readings
Click on image.
For our Sunday Bulletin, click image to read or download .
For our monthly Antoninews, click image to read or download .


Below, Fr. Peter Okafor: "The War of the Flesh Against the Spirit", a Lenten Reflection, March 23, 2022

Peter Herbeck: "The Help of the Holy Spirit"
Peter shares a personal story about how the Holy Spirit helped their family out of a seemingly impossible struggle and radically changed their family dynamic forever.

Lenten Special: How to Pray the Stations of the Cross (Regularly) -with Fr Columba Jordan CFR-

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

One tap mobile
+13126266799,82383869993# US

For audio only - phones +1 929 205 6099 US

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
 
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You also have the option to mail in your tithe:
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)