Aug 13, 2021
What's happening at St Antoninus?
This Sunday, we are celebrating with great joy the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mass is at 10am. (Holy Hour at 9am.)
This Sunday will also be the First Communion Day for our children. Immediately after the Mass we will have a short outdoor procession in honor of Our Blessed Mother. Our First Communion children will lead us in this procession.
Reminder to all parents of the first communicants: on Saturday, August 14, there will be a First Communion retreat for the children from 9am to 1pm.
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 14,
Cleaning God's House
Please help to keep God’s House clean. Join our newly created Cleaning Ministry, which will meet this Saturday, and every second Saturday of the month at 2pm, beginning tomorrow at 2pm. Call Doris Okolie at 347 748 502, coordinator of this mission of love & fellowship.
Starting on the first Sunday in September, Sept 5, we will have 2 Masses:
- 8am Mass (Lower Church)
- 10am Mass (Upper Church)
This is a new but experimental schedule.
Let us pray that this additional Mass will be a blessing to our parish community.
Register your children and grandchildren for Religious Education program (CCD) now!
Starting on Sunday, Sept 12, we will begin a new year of our online Religious Education program for our children.
This will be on Zoom every Sunday at 8:15am.
Download the CCD (Religious Education form)
Email back completed form to email@example.com
or submit to staff after Mass
All children must be registered, even if they have previously attended classes in the past.
Will you. give one special hour a week to Jesus?
Make a weekly Eucharistic Holy Hour in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. The Chapel is open every Tuesday thru Saturday - 9am to 8pm. Don’t be afraid to “put your nickel down.” Sign up for your own special weekly time with Jesus. You will never regret it. See inside for more information
Video Resources (Occasions of Grace)
Why is the Feast of Assumption about our Redemption?
by Fr Geoffroy Plant
Although the Assumption was only formally proclaimed a dogma by Pope Pius XII in 1950, it is an ancient feast in the Church's liturgical calendar. Although today's feast focuses on Mary, it is essentially a Christological feast, celebrating the victory of Jesus over sin and death. Paul describes Christ's resurrection as the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. Mary's Assumption is possible because of her Son's resurrection; her Assumption is part of the harvest following the first fruits; it is her share in her Son's victory over every sovereignty, authority and power. Watch inside.
"A Slow Cure is the Best Cure,"
Ralph Martin, Renewal Ministries
This week Ralph comments on the saying of St. Francis de Sales: "A slow cure is the best cure," and shows how profound our need for healing is and yet, how committed the Lord is to healing us from inside out.
Sacramental Preparations at St Antoninus
Call the rectory office to register or email at firstname.lastname@example.org:
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
Updates on our 12 Noon Daily Mass:
Our 12noon Mass (every day except Mondays) will continue to be held at the Rectory Chapel. This noon Mass will no longer be live-streamed. However, Sunday Mass and all special Masses will continue to be live-streamed.
Every Tuesday at 8pm, we have Scripture Study- in person & on Zoom ( following the 7pm Rosary). This is mainly focused on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings with discussions led by Fr Joseph. We have recently added to our study a video series, "Mass Readings Explained" by Dr Brant Pitre, who is a renowned & insightful Bible scholar. More inside.
Our monthly First Friday Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be only at 12 Noon. There will no longer be a 7:30pm Mass.
Following our 12 Noon Mass (with outdoor Benediction), and a quick simple lunch, we will proceed to a Alliance of Two Hearts before the Blessed Sacrament. This will be from 2-5pm. Confessions will be available at that time. All will be in the Rectory Chapel.
Note: The Alliance of Two Hearts will be on Zoom for those who cannot join us . Only the 12 Noon First Friday Mass will be live streamed on YouTube.
Inside, see updated chart of schedule of our liturgies & ministries. Participate in our daily online Rosary, Eucharistic Prayer Meeting, Scripture Study, etc. Click for updated schedule. More inside.
The Rachel Vineyard Retreat, a weekend of prayers and consolation for anyone suffering the effects of abortion will be Sept. 10-12, 2021. For more info contact Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Newark at 973-497-4350.
Please consider making an offering to the Lord on behalf of St Antoninus, that we may continue our mission. See links below. Thank you and God bless you!
Our 2021 Annual Appeal is ongoing. We need everyone's support. Please pick up envelopes at the church entrance.