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June 4, 2021 

This weekend at St Antoninus:


This Sunday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ this weekend, let’s thank the Lord for this beautiful Sacrament, which brings us amazing joy, consolation and healing- and brings us together as God's family! At this time, we thank Him for calling our parish community back into full communion. Beginning this Sunday, Cardinal Tobin has lifted the temporary Covid dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass in person (except in cases of illness or unavoidable circumstances). What a time to celebrate not only the Body & Blood of Jesus but also that truly we are the Body of Christ! Let us all worship Jesus, so alive and truly present in the most holy Eucharist!

Holy Mass is at 10am & Holy Hour at 9am

Following Mass, we will have our Corpus Christi Procession around our neighborhood, announcing to all that God is with us. Please wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.

More information inside, including Mass links.


Today! First Friday Mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

We have 2 Masses today, both in the rectory chapel:
  • 12pm (in person, NO live-stream)
  • 7:30pm (in person, with live-stream)
After our 7:30pm First Friday Mass, we will proceed to the Eucharistic Vigil of the Alliance of Two Hearts (Communion of Reparation) from 9pm- 12 Midnight ( every First Friday)
Confessions will be available during that time.
This will be in person in the rectory chapel. The vigil may also be may accessed on Zoom. Click here for Zoom link
More info inside.

Tomorrow! First Saturday Charismatic Healing Mass at 3pm
Come earlier at 2pm for First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. More info inside.


Heads up!
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is next week, Friday, June 11.
We will have 2 Masses: 12 Noon & 7:30pm .

Then the following day, Saturday, June 11 is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Mass will be at 12 noon.
More information and links will be included in next newsletter.

On June 20 , Father's Day, parishioners belonging to the Catholic Women's Organization will sponsor a lunch for the fathers in the parish (and everyone). More information will be forthcoming.


The Divine Adoration Prayer Conference, "The Real Presence" will be on July 2-4 (Friday to Sunday)
See flyer and more information inside.



Inside, see updated chart of schedule of our liturgies & ministries.

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.

Today: Two Masses:

Every First Friday of the month.
Today, Friday: June 4, 2021
We will have 2 Masses: at 12 Noon & at 7:30 PM
Rectory Chapel or Lower Church
Let us together celebrate the love and mercy of Jesus Christ, through His Most Sacred Heart. Let us console the HEART OF JESUS!
Live- streaming for 7:30pm Mass only.
For streaming, go to    
Enter on search: Saint Antoninus Church ( click on magnifying glass)
Or click here for the YouTube link for tonight's 7:30pm First Friday Mass 
After our First Friday Mass, we will proceed to the Eucharistic vigil of the Alliance of Two Hearts (Communion of Reparation).
This will from 9pm- 12 Midnight every First Friday (shortened hours) in person in the Rectory Chapel.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the vigil. We will pray the beautiful prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus & Immaculate Heart of Mary, in particular the Nine Offices of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
We will attempt to put this on Zoom at 9pm.


Tomorrow, Saturday!

YouTube link

Before the Healing Mass
Join us at 2pm on our First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

To read about the urgent relevance of the First Saturday Devotion, click here

This Sunday:

9 am- Holy Hour
10 am- Holy Mass

Come in Person!

In Church & Live-streamed

From Fr Joseph:
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi ( the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) is an occasion every year to remember especially what a great gift Jesus has given us in the Holy Eucharist – the abiding sign of His Redemption and Presence among us.

On this joyful day, we welcome everyone back to in-person attendance at Mass.
For the Bishop's statement, read here.

Jesus assures us that He will abide with us "until the end of the age." Welcoming Jesus in the Eucharist back into the center of our parish family life gives us the confidence to know that we also remain with Him.

In Jesus thru Mary (& St Joseph)
Fr Joseph

Following our Holy Mass, we will have our Corpus Christi procession around the neighborhood.


or you can go to our Youtube channel :

Or just click below for direct YouTube link
HOLY HOUR (before Holy Mass)

Feast of Corpus Christi 2021
"My flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."
(John 6:55-56)

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as the Feast of Corpus Christi, is a celebration of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. On this day, we recall the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. 

In the United States, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday, rather than on the Thursday. This year, it is on Sunday, June 6.
While the Last Supper is also commemorated on Holy Thursday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ focuses solely on the gift of the Eucharist. The mood is also more joyous than that felt on Holy Thursday, the day before Christ's passion and death.

The origins of the Feast of Corpus Christi date back to the 13th century and to a nun from Belgium, Sister Juliana of Mont Cornillion. From an early age, she had a great love for the Blessed Sacrament and believed a special feast should be held in its honor. She is said to have had a vision of the Church as a full moon with a dark spot, symbolizing the absence of the feast. She took her cause to Church leaders including the Bishop of Liege and the Archdeacon of the Cathedral of Liege, both of whom became convinced. The bishop began celebrating the feast in his diocese. The archdeacon would go on to become Pope Urban IV, and in 1254, he issued a papal bull establishing the feast for the universal Church, placing it on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Unfortunately, Pope Urban died just one month later, and the feast would not become more widely celebrated until the 14th century.

The feast is often marked by Eucharistic processions, during which the Blessed Sacrament is carried in a monstrance through the church and into the streets. Many also spend time in Eucharistic Adoration on the solemnity.

Corpus Christi Procession at St A's (2018)

Mass readings for this Sunday
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This Sunday's Bulletin
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Heads up!
Join the Eucharistic Conference, The Real Presence, on the first weekend of July, sponsored by Divine Adoration Prayer Group. See below.
Register (free) at
For more detailed information on our schedules, including online links, click on image below.
Please consider making an Easter 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 would greatly appreciate your support for the operating expenses of this parish. We also have a continuing Harvest Appeal for much needed work on our HVAC system. Watch Fr Joseph's brief video on the reason for this Harvest appeal.

We are now accepting Zelle for online contributions. 
All you need to do is enter on the Zelle info:
Name: St. Antoninus Catholic Church
This means that you can open a Zelle account and put St Antoninus as a recipient.
If you don't have a Zelle account yet, it is easy to do this one time setup:
When you sign up, please include your email or phone number. Thank you.

Other options for Offering:
You can click below to choose other convenient online options and methods for your donation.
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!"
337 South Orange Ave, Newark NJ 07103 
Rev. Joseph A. Meagher (Pastor)